History YMMV / MobileSuitGundamUnicorn

6th Sep '15 4:52:52 AM LordAaronus
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgURfHYyLRw The third ED]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vshgW67NEJI this]].
10th Jul '15 10:35:42 PM CommandoDude
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* FridgeBrilliance:
** The Laplace Incident, while a tragic beginning to the Universal Century, is arguably the best thing to happen for the Earth Federation. By pointing to terrorists and insurgencies as the culprits of that disaster, the Federation has a solid base on which to justify its existence and right to rule over all humanity. It also explains why they even have a standing military force in the first place, from which the EFSF, Titans and Londo Bell would later emerge from...despite there being nominally no outside enemies to fight until the One Year War.
** At the same time, the event was also the Federation's curse. As Episode 7 reveals, once Zeon and the Newtype theory came into the scene, it was no longer enough to simply hide Laplace's Box under the rug or point fingers. The Federation felt threatened by the very ''notion'' of Newtypes as it would both validate the secrets of the Box ''and'' their fears of Spacenoid independence. But in their efforts to squash them all into irrelevance, the Feddies found themselves digging an ever deeper, and darker hole to the point that they've become little better than their enemies.
10th Jun '15 3:53:24 PM barberbarberjoe
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** The [[OnlySixFaces uncanny]] [[{{Expy}} resemblance]] that Zinnerman has to Captain from ''Giant Gorg'' didn't go unnoticed by the fans of that series. Then, both of their source series were confirmed to appear in ''SuperRobotWarsBX''.

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** The [[OnlySixFaces uncanny]] [[{{Expy}} resemblance]] that Zinnerman has to Captain from ''Giant Gorg'' didn't go unnoticed by the fans of that series. Then, both of their source respective series were confirmed to appear in ''SuperRobotWarsBX''.
10th Jun '15 3:52:28 PM barberbarberjoe
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** The [[OnlySixFaces uncanny]] [[{{Expy}} resemblance]] that Zinnerman has to Captain from ''Giant Gorg'' didn't go unnoticed by the fans of that series. Then, both of their source series were confirmed to appear in ''SuperRobotWarsBX''.
7th Jun '15 8:28:50 AM StFan
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*** This is further compounded considering the situation in ''GundamReconguistaInG'' pretty much suggests Earth and Space goes the way Full Frontal would have wanted: the latter more self-sustaining than Earth ever was.

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*** This is further compounded considering the situation in ''GundamReconguistaInG'' ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' pretty much suggests Earth and Space goes the way Full Frontal would have wanted: the latter more self-sustaining than Earth ever was.
28th Apr '15 11:25:03 PM Sagetsu
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*** This is further compounded considering the situation in ''GundamReconguistaInG'' pretty much suggests Earth and Space goes the way Full Frontal would have wanted: the latter more self-sustaining than Earth ever was.
24th Jan '15 1:20:22 PM StFan
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** Even Harsher since...[[spoiler: ''TurnAGundam'' is the ultimate end result of Universal Century.]]

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** Even Harsher since...[[spoiler: ''TurnAGundam'' [[spoiler:''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is the ultimate end result of Universal Century.]]
20th Jan '15 4:20:18 AM StFan
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* OlderThanTheyThink: One might suggest that ''Unicorn'''s verdict on the existence of Newtypes (i.e. [[spoiler: they don't exist, or at least are still too human to be considered a new species entirely, in contrast to long-standing Zeonic ideology and Federation paranoia]]) was pretty much the point made in the climax of ''AfterWarGundamX''.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: One might suggest that ''Unicorn'''s verdict on the existence of Newtypes (i.e. [[spoiler: they don't exist, or at least are still too human to be considered a new species entirely, in contrast to long-standing Zeonic ideology and Federation paranoia]]) was pretty much the point made in the climax of ''AfterWarGundamX''.''Anime/AfterWarGundamX''.
14th Nov '14 12:56:33 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: Some feel that the show has not been particularly female-friendly. Marida, the only female pilot in the show, was a sex slave; Riddhe feels compelled to tell Audrey to not butt in between a promise amongst "men", despite the fact that the promise was to keep her safe; and Martha goes on a tirade about how Audrey's stringing Banagher along, and about all the natural weapons "women" have. Of course, this is hardly unusual fare for UC Gundam (or Gundam in general, actually), but one would have hoped that in a franchise that's over thirty years old, they'd have managed to step up their game a bit by now.
** Though one could also argue that Audrey herself is shown to have the pants in the relationship, so to speak. Especially when compared to Banagher.
*** And Martha IS the one pulling all of the strings. So...
** Averted with Episode 4. The novel version had Mahdi Garvey, Loni's father alive and was not a Zeon soldier. He was a wealthy businessman that used Neo Zeon to attack Dakar. He was a xenophobe with the distrust of the "White Men" of the Federation that are oppresing the Arab people. Neo Zeon was not exempted in his distrust. The novel has him attack Dakar as revenge against the Federation and smashed buildings in a manner similar to the September 11 attacks. As the OVA was going to be released around the 10th anniversary of the attack, the story has been modified to prevent the Unfortunate Implication.
** Similarly, in Episode 7, [[spoiler:the series cuts out the portion of the Charter that grant was supposed to grant all colonies independence in the novels, presumably because the writers feared that keeping that clause would make Zeon the good guys, [[MoralEventHorizon which they certainly are NOT]]. Instead, the series only keeps the clause mandating that Newtypes be allowed to get involved in the Federation government.]]
** One of the criticism of the novel is its frequent use of RapeAsBackstory to what some would say tasteless levels; many of the major Zeon-affiliated characters have experienced it (Marida, Angelo) or witnessed it in their backstories (Loni, Zinnerman). Thankfully, the OVA cuts down on a lot of it.
*** On a related note, given that much of it is perpetrated at the hands of Federation soldiers and Fukui's Imperialist views, many see it as being this trope for a different reason, namely a WriterOnBoard attempt to whitewash Japan of its atrocities during World War II by portraying its counterpart as a LighterShadeOfGrey.

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* UnfortunateImplications: Some feel that the show has not been particularly female-friendly. Marida, the only female pilot in the show, was a sex slave; Riddhe feels compelled to tell Audrey to not butt in between a promise amongst "men", despite the fact that the promise was to keep her safe; and Martha goes on a tirade about how Audrey's stringing Banagher along, and about all the natural weapons "women" have. Of course, this is hardly unusual fare for UC Gundam (or Gundam in general, actually), but one would have hoped that in a franchise that's over thirty years old, they'd have managed to step up their game a bit by now.
** Though one could also argue that Audrey herself is shown to have the pants in the relationship, so to speak. Especially when compared to Banagher.
*** And Martha IS the one pulling all of the strings. So...
** Averted with Episode 4. The novel version had Mahdi Garvey, Loni's father alive and was not a Zeon soldier. He was a wealthy businessman that used Neo Zeon to attack Dakar. He was a xenophobe with the distrust of the "White Men" of the Federation that are oppresing the Arab people. Neo Zeon was not exempted in his distrust. The novel has him attack Dakar as revenge against the Federation and smashed buildings in a manner similar to the September 11 attacks. As the OVA was going to be released around the 10th anniversary of the attack, the story has been modified to prevent the Unfortunate Implication.
** Similarly, in Episode 7, [[spoiler:the series cuts out the portion of the Charter that grant was supposed to grant all colonies independence in the novels, presumably because the writers feared that keeping that clause would make Zeon the good guys, [[MoralEventHorizon which they certainly are NOT]]. Instead, the series only keeps the clause mandating that Newtypes be allowed to get involved in the Federation government.]]
** One of the criticism of the novel is its frequent use of RapeAsBackstory to what some would say tasteless levels; many of the major Zeon-affiliated characters have experienced it (Marida, Angelo) or witnessed it in their backstories (Loni, Zinnerman). Thankfully, the OVA cuts down on a lot of it.
*** On a related note, given that much of it is perpetrated at the hands of Federation soldiers and Fukui's Imperialist views, many see it as being this trope for a different reason, namely a WriterOnBoard attempt to whitewash Japan of its atrocities during World War II by portraying its counterpart as a LighterShadeOfGrey.
22nd Aug '14 7:02:14 AM Prfnoff
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** Angelo, too. Notwithstanding the previous roles of both [[Creator/TetsuyaKakihara his]] [[MichaelSinterniklaas VA's.]]

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** Angelo, too. Notwithstanding the previous roles of both [[Creator/TetsuyaKakihara his]] [[MichaelSinterniklaas [[Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas VA's.]]
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