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->''...the Moon will always be there...''
-->'''Narrator'''

''[[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} Gundam... Gundam never changes...]]''

The seventh Franchise/{{Gundam}} TV series, '''''After War Gundam X''''' (''Kidou Shinseiki Gundam X'', lit. "Mobile New Century Gundam X"), remains the shortest full series to date.

An apocalyptic war saw every space colony drop to Earth and kill off 99% of the planet's human population. Fifteen years later (AW 0015), the Earth has begun to recover from this tragic war. A group of wasteland scavengers, known as "Vultures", finds itself on a hunt to protect Newtypes, but after group member Garrod Ran saves a young female Newtype, they stumble upon a "fifteen-year-old nightmare": the Gundam X. This discovery sets off a chain of events that threatens humanity with extinction once again...

While scheduled for forty-nine episodes, ''Gundam X'' ended up with only thirty-nine due to {{executive meddling}}. Even though the show's final arc played out over a compressed three episodes (instead of the planned twelve episodes), it still wrapped up with a coherent (albeit rushed) ending. The show also maintained an optimistic tone despite the subject matter.

The manga sequel, ''Under the Moonlight'', has become quite popular; appearances by Gundams from this show in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games have helped it gain more popularity in recent years.

''This show has a [[{{Characters/AfterWarGundamX}} Character Sheet.]]''

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!! ''After War Gundam X'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AfterTheEnd: A massive ColonyDrop (''almost every'' Colony dropped to Earth) almost wiped out humanity ''before the series even began.'' Welcome to a Planetary scope and Species Extinction scale ApocalypseHow.
* AlternateContinuity[=/=]AlternateUniverse: In addition to its status as an alternate Gundam timeline, the series' backstory strongly resembles a worst-case scenario version of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the original series]].
* AmbiguousDisorder: Tiffa fixates on her creepy drawings, and her loose-fitting wardrobe looks like something a girl with sensory integration issues would wear. Par for the course with Newtype kids, really, though.
* AttackDrone: More like Mobile-Suit-sized Attack Drones: the G-Bits.
** [[spoiler: Too bad Jamil shoots them down after they help him fend off a horde of grunts.]]
*** At least in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' and in the G-Generation series of games you can get them as a (secret) attack (for the Gundam X/DX) or build a squadron of them, respectively.
* {{Badass}}: TheCaptain Jamil Neate - what can you say about someone who is as jaded as [[{{RetiredBadass}} an older Amuro Ray]], wears [[{{MemeticBadass}} Quattro Bajeena's]] [[{{CoolShades}} sunglasses]] and [[{{GetAHoldOfYourselfMan}} knocks some sense into those who need it a la Bright Noah]], all the while sporting HotbloodedSideburns?
* BadassNormal: Garrod
* BaitAndSwitchCredits: Unlike what the opening would lead you to believe, only a handful of episodes in the final stretch take place in space. The Frieden is also a ''land'' vehicle and [[spoiler: is destroyed just prior to Garrod reaching space.]]
* BeachEpisode: Episode 16
* BewareTheSuperman: An midway example of this trope in that the existence of Newtypes has made the world worse off, but this is primarily because of opportunistic politicians and militaries exploiting the concept of Newtypes to advance their own agendas rather than any direct actions of the Newtypes.
* {{BFG}}: The GX's Satellite Cannon, the X Divider's Harmonica Cannon, Double X's Twin Satellite Cannon, and the Satellite Launcher, which requires both Ashtaron Hermit Crab (the launcher itself) and Virsago Chest Break (the Microwave absorbing apparatus) to connect with each other before it can be used.
** The Hermit Crab's [[{{WaveMotionGun}} Satellite Cannon]] can be used by itself in the G-Generation series of games, however it packs a much weaker punch than if used in tandem with the Virsago Chest Break.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Subverted because the ''younger'' brother is the one who fiercely adores and protects the other.
* BookEnd: The series begins and ends with two Federation soldiers boasting about being Newtypes who fought in the previous war.
** Variant: The title of the first episode is the question 'Is There a Moon?', and the title of the final episode is the reassurance that 'The Moon Will Always Be There'.
* BrokenBird: Ennil El. Jamil is a rare male version of this.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Jamil suffered brain damage & lost his Newtype powers during the war. We later learn that the same thing happened to his rival, Lancerow Dowell.
* CanonImmigrant: ''SD Gundam G Generation'' introduced the Gundam Belphagor, a brother unit to the GX, Airmaster, and Leopard, and the basis of the Frosts' Gundams. It later joined ''X'' canon thanks to sequel manga ''Under the Moonlight''.
* TheCaptain: Jamil is this for the majority of the show, until he regains his piloting ability and is upgraded to near-SixthRanger status.
* TheCavalry: Garrod, and occasionally the entire Frieden crew, are routinely saved by everything from [[spoiler: Newtype dolphins to Pala's G-Falcon to Carris Nautilus.]]
* CharClone: Jamil Neate was designed as this, although he also shows a little Bright Noa.
** Lancerow was to Jamil during the 7th Space War what Char was to Amuro during the One Year War.
** The Frost Brothers are [[DragonWithAnAgenda Dragons With An Agenda]] and are the foil to the protagonist, and Shagia is the pilot of a red mobile suit.
* ChivalrousPervert: Roybea Roy, hits on many girls and cares for all of them... but never seems to enter a serious relationship with anyone. [[spoiler: He does, however, finally get lucky at series's end.]]
* ColonyDrop: This '''is''' Gundam, after all, and ''X'' has the biggest one in the franchise; the backstory is that ''numerous'' colonies were successfully dropped, to the point that humanity itself is an endangered species.
* CoolBigSis: Lucille Lilliant. [[spoiler: Before her GirlInABox years.]]
* CoolShades: Jamil wears them. [[spoiler: He ditches them at the start of the last episode, though.]]
* CozyCatastrophe: Sure, the world's been thoroughly trashed by the last war. But for a post-apocalyptic wasteland, things are looking up.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Toniya.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: The Correl (see FragileSpeedster below) is armed with nothing but a weak beam dagger, meaning this is the only way it can destroy an enemy MS (they even say the trope name).
* DiskOneFinalBoss: The battle in episode 4 and 5. The way Episode 5 ends makes you think the show ended here... until the black screen with white letters saying PREVIEW comes up. And if you didn't know there are 39 episodes.
* DownerBeginning: The 7th Space War.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: See ColonyDrop, which was so extensive that it exterminated over 99% of humanity.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Between Garrod and Tiffa, so much so that several episodes feature ShipperOnDeck moments revolving around the two.
* EvolvingCredits: In the first opening, Dreams, Gundam X's appearance changes to that of the X-Divider after being rebuilt in the aftermath of the fight against Carris. It also promotes the Frost brothers to the opening as well. The opening changes * again* , showing the silhouette of Gundam Double X once they start mentioning it. The second opening, Resolution, changes once, replacing Leopard with Leopard Destroy as well as briefly showing the G-Falcon.
* {{Expy}}: Lancerow Dowell is the requisite Char Clone, but Jamil is the series' first ever Amuro Clone (with Quattro's shades, a less crippling version of Kamille's brain injury and Bright's pimp hand). Ennil El even has a few trappings of Ramba Ral in her, down to using blue robots and bonding with Toniya over some drinks with neither one realizing who the other is. Ennil also shares Ramba's affinity for grenades. [[spoiler:Fortunately, it ends much better for her.]]
** In the realm of mecha let's not forget the Leopard, which is an as-close-to-blatant-but-not-really Expy to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heavyarms.]] Down to the knife. This is even lampshaded in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''.
** Lancerow may be [[CharClone A CHAR]], but physically he looks like a redheaded Trieze Khushrenada. Ironically, one of Treize's aides late in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' looks like Olba, though this may have been intentional (as with ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'''s final episodes).
** The G-Falcon unit is similar in form and functionality to that of the G-Armor, only the G-Falcon was built to support three Gundam Class Mobile Suits instead of a prototype.
** Garrod Ran has also been described as what Judau Ashta from ''Gundam ZZ'' would be like as a BadassNormal.
* FakeOutMakeOut: Ennil and Dr. Tex Farzenberg
* FiveManBand: Towards the end in regards to the main pilots.
** TheHero: Garrod Ran
** TheLancer: Roybea Roy
** TheBigGuy: Witz Sou
** TheSmartGuy: Kid Salsamille and later [[spoiler: Carris Nautilus]]
** TheChick: Pala Sys
** SixthRanger: Both Ennil El and Jamil fit this quite comfortably.
*** [[spoiler: Lancerow also fits in nicely as a last-minute SixthRanger.]]
* ForeignLanguageTheme: The first ending theme ("Human Touch"), sung in English (by Warren Wiebe).
* FourIsDeath: The Estard Arc
* FragileSpeedster: The Correl, a Mobile Suit stripped of ''all'' excess weight, giving it insane running speed. After doing a fine job nearly totaling the Double X, it gets blown to bits. By '''[[CherryTapping VULCANS]]'''.
* FrontierDoctor: Tex Farzenberg. Also a WarriorTherapist.
* FunbagAirbag: Happens twice with Garrod and Pala.
* GenkiGirl: Toniya and Pala.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Jamil (and Dr. Farzenberg) does this to Garrod more than once in the series when the kid goes out of line.
** Mind you, Jamil even passes on this epic manly philosophy into Garrod [[spoiler: before Garrod faces Carris once more]] in a manner most awesome: ''"When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."'' Garrod doesn't actually '''punch''' people to get them into shape, but his actions after Jamil's advice [[{{TookALevelInBadass}} prove that those words really did have a positive effect on him]].
* GirlInABox: [[spoiler: Poor Lucille.]]
* GlobalCurrency: Averted. In episode 20, when the Frieden arrives at a prosperous port city, the crew is shown exchanging their currency at a booth.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: Since she's kept inside a capsule, Lucille uses her powers to possess Tiffa's body and use her as a medium so she can reach for her "little brother" Jamil.]]
* GundamJack: This is Garrod's ''day job''. Hell, his EstablishingCharacterMoment is jacking a Jenice with just a flashbang, grappling hook, and a pistol! He tops himself at the end by jacking the Double X.
* VideoGame/GundamVsSeries: The GX (can turn into Divider) and Virsago are in ''Gundam vs Gundam NEXT'', with the Double X recently revealed as a BonusBoss.
** ''Extreme Vs'' has both the Virsago and Double X, with the Ashtaron and G-Bits as assist units. ''Full Boost'' will add the X Divider.
* GunsAkimbo: Gundam Leopard is just loaded with almost all kinds of gunnery a la [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heavyarms]]. Airmaster is DualWielding two guns.
* HappyEnding: A rare one for Gundam. [[spoiler: Olba and Shagia are defeated, the Satellite System is destroyed, the NUNE and the Colonies make peace, and the various couples live on happily in a recovering world...oh, and did I mention all the main characters live? KillEmAll Tomino wouldn't ever have let that happen.]]
** [[spoiler: Note that Olba and Shagia are simply ''defeated'' but don't ''die''. [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]], VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal and [[VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode Another Century's Episode 3: The Final]], OTOH, has them fighting the heroes to the bitter end.]]
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted. Garrod realizes after losing to Carris that unless he trains furiously in simulators to get used to fighting against Bits, he's never going to win against a Newtype.
** Also partially subverted when he sees the solution to those pesky Bits in action; by Jamil, no less.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Katokk]]
* HeroicBSOD: Garrod, after [[spoiler: Tiffa is kidnapped and sent into space]]. Doesn't last very long though.
* HotBlooded: Garrod Ran and Witz Sou
* [[HumongousMecha Humongous Mobile Armor]]: The Newtype-driven Patulia. At ''617 meters'', it's over half as as big as the [[Macross SDF-1]].
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every single episode title is [[TitleDrop a line spoken in that episode]].
* ILied: A rare heroic instance pulled off by Garrod and Pala late in the series. [[spoiler:They hold a KillSat hostage in exchange for Tiffa--when the colonists give her up, he and Pala destroy the KillSat ''anyway'' because the colonists were going to fire it on Earth. He mocks them for falling for it, too.]]
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Tiffa, but just once. [[spoiler: When she went skinny-dipping with Newtype ''dolphins''.]]
* ItRunsInTheFamily: The Frost Brothers.
* IUhYouToo: Garrod and Tiffa.
* KidHero: Garrod Ran.
* KarmaHoudini: Neatly subverted. The Frost brothers survive the final battle, Olba without a scratch and Shagia only bound to a wheelchair. However, this is arguably [[AndIMustScream the cruelest punishment for a Gundam villain]] ''ever''. They get to survive, to see all their plans and efforts to bring about a war that would destroy civilization ''fail'', with both Spacenoids and Earthnoids restoring peace with each other and the Newtypes that they hate so very much able to live happily and not be abused as tools for war.
* LighterAndSofter: As noted, in spite of its post-apocalyptic setting, X is one of the most upbeat and optimistic series in the entire Gundam franchise. All the main characters in it get to live, make the world a better place then it once was and receive happy endings.
* MacGuffinGirl: [[spoiler: To a degree, Tiffa and Lucille.]]
* MechaExpansionPack: The Divider set for the GX, which removes its (now broken) Satellite Cannon and original Beam Rifle, opting out for a stronger beam assault rifle, an extra Beam Saber, and a shield which mounts flight-capable thrusters, as well as the "Beam Harmonica" Divider Cannon. The G-Falcon counts as one too, able to attach to a Gundam Airmaster to boost its mobility, a Gundam X/DX to increase its total available firepower, or a Gundam Leopard to give it a means of flight.
** The original Gundam Leopard got one too - the S-1 armament option that gave it underwater functionality.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Garrod eventually ditches the GX for the Double X once he steals it from the New Federation.
** The Divider simultaneously plays this straight ''and'' averts this. Compared to its original form, the X Divider is more mobile, has more conventional firepower, and is overall a better option for straight-up battles. However, its Harmonica Cannon is downright pathetic compared to the raw firepower of the Satellite Cannon and would in theory be useless against Colony Drops. Fortunately (sort of), there aren't many colonies left to drop by that point, so it's not an issue.
** Witz and Roybea upgrade their Airmaster and Leopard to Airmaster Burst and Leopard Destroy. Had the series gotten its originally planned 52 episodes, Ennil would've also gotten to upgrade to a Gundam-like "Esperansa II". Arguably, the lack of this upgrade makes her more {{badass}}, since the finale instead has her kicking ass[[note]]albeit as point defense of the Frieden II rather than out-and-out offense[[/note]] in her severely outdated Jenice Kai.
** The Frost brothers realize partway through the series that they're getting outpaced in terms of technology, so they also make sure to upgrade their Gundams for the final battle, into the Virsago "Chest Break" and the Ashtaron "Hermit Crab".
%% * MightyGlacier: The Gable, one of the PsychoForHire MS used in the Estard arc, fits this trope to a tee, being gigantic, heavily armored, and using a beam deflection system for further defense. It doesn't even use weapons; instead battling enemy MS with nothing more than its titanic fists.
* MoreDakka: The Gundam Leopard. It fills the fire support role (even more so as the Leopard Destroy) but is in fact the most versatile model.
* MythologyGag: It wouldn't be a Gundam series without several of these to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the original series]].
** During the Estardo arc, the Frost Brothers promise potential Newtypes a two-rank promotion if they defeat Garrod. Ramba Ral was similarly offered one.
** In episode 31, when faced with mobile suits equipped with beam rifles while [[spoiler:trying to destroy a space shuttle to prevent Garrod from making it into space to chase after Tiffa]], Shagia Frost, in his ''red'' Virsago, takes down one of the mobile suits and declares, "It doesn't matter how powerful your weapon is if you can't hit me!" Remind you of what a [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority red-mobile-suit-piloting]] Commander said in the second episode of a previous series?
** Episode 32, Lancerow Dowell's flashback of the previous war is ''entirely'' this: at the end of the last war, the experienced lead ace of the space colonies fights the teenage Newtype ace of the Federation, piloting a mobile suit carrying finger-mounted beam weapons, and escapes death due to the head-mounted cockpit, while the Federation's Gundam ends up losing its left arm and head in the fight. Shades of RX-78-2 vs. Zeong indeed...
* MrFixIt: Kid Salsamille.
* MysteriousWaif: Tiffa, for her powers and her shyness.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Fixx Bloodman comes to mind.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Arguably, by [[spoiler:turning their Satellite Launcher on Bloodman and Zidel, the only two who really wanted to go to war, the Frost Brothers did more to pave the way for peace than any other single action in the series]].
* PatrickStewartSpeech: Garrod usually replies to an enemy with either this or ShutUpHannibal.
* PeopleJars: [[spoiler: Lucille Lilliant, Jamil's CoolBigSis and first love, was put in a coma and placed in a capsule in suspended animation.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Drives the plot of episodes 6-8. It's initially ''largely'' Garrod's fault, but it turns out to be rather endemic to the setting. Outside of the Frieden crew, none of the characters have any real loyalty to each other at this point.
* PsychicPowers: And then goes on to [[spoiler:debunk the concept of Newtypes being THE next step of humanity's evolution in the last episode]].
** Specifically: [[spoiler:DOME (the original Newtype) discounts the idea that Newtypes or anybody else are "more evolved" than other humans. Psychic powers are no different from something like above-average intelligence; it's a personal talent, not a sign of the next step in evolution.]]
* PsychoForHire: In a twist, the Estard arc (eps. 25-28) sees the Frosts sending psychotic Newtype candidates against the Frieden; while they already work for the New UNE, they're promised a two-rank promotion if they destroy the Double X. Also somewhat crosses into MonsterOfTheWeek.
* RazorFloss: WeaponOfChoice of Dweyt Langraf in episode 27.
** The Gundam Belphagor from ''Under the Moonlight'' also uses this weapon. It was apparently developed as a countermeasure to Bits.
* TheRemnant: The Federation, now known as the New UNE is still around, albeit in a much weaker state. As it turns out, so too are the Spacenoids themselves. And there are factions within both sides who are ''still'' seeking to finish the war.
* SapientCetaceans: One arc has a MysteriousWaif actually talk to dolphins, presumably with her PsychicPowers. The arc also includes a white dolphin, which seems to be psychic itself.
* ScavengerWorld: There's so much scavenging going on, there's a name for doing so. ''Vultures''.
* ScrewDestiny: ''Every'' time a Newtype gets worried about a terrible future or event coming, Garrod leads the charge to avert the crisis. DOME eventually states in the final episode that those views of the future will not become true unless people actively takes steps to achieve that future.
* ShoutOut: It's ''Gundam'', so there are a few.
** One notable is the PsychoForHire Mobile Suit, Gable, probably named after the psychotic AcePilot Yazan Gable from ''Z Gundam''.
** Gundam Leopard is a Gundam Heavy-Arms Custom in function, but given how versatile it's shown to be in-show (and the ground rollers), it's functionally a [[ArmoredTrooperVotoms scaled-up AT]].
** Gundam Airmaster is a Re-GZ remake in its Mobile Armor mode (a focus on heavier firepower), while a Zeta remake in its Mobile Suit mode (focus on agility and precision) - essentially the Re-GZ Custom.
** Gundam Virsago is nearly a PaletteSwap of the Shenlong Gundam from Gundam W.
** The G-Bits resemble GM's, whose MechaMook status is taken up by the Daughtress line, and they face off against the not-Zaku Jeniss line.
** There is an operation before the colony drop where the Colonies [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing send out 5 prototype mobile suits to attack the Earth.]] Turns out they were all destroyed when they entered the atmosphere (a la GundamSentinel, which also features a friggin' huge Mobile Armor designed to blow away... well, everything).
** In the beginning of the first episode, we see hundreds of Mobile Suits that look like Zaku [=IIs=] and Gelgoogs.
** Jamil Neate. Amuro, if he dressed like Quattro and got slapped around mentally by Sirrocco, taking over for Bright and ultimately getting right back into a Mobile Suit like Char while still leading.
** The entire backstory is the beginning of the year 0079 of the Universal Century, only with slightly updated graphics and different Mobile Suits... And more Gundams. And a more ''catastrophic'' Operation British.
** Carris's Mobile Suit when we first meet him is pretty much a Dom or Dowadge in Qubelay colors. Only with Bits instead of a large rocket launcher.
* ShrinkingViolet: Tiffa Adill, after spending years as a lab rat because of her powers, develops almost crippling shyness and fear of people. Can't really blame her.
* ShutUpHannibal: Garrod's go to response for a {{Breaking Speech}}, TheReasonYouSuckSpeech or {{MotiveRant}}.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Inevitable because the series hasn't been brought stateside.
* TheStarscream: The Frost Brothers, sorta. It becomes very clear that they're not looking to ''lead'' so much as ''eradicate''.
* TheStoic: Jamil Neate. [[spoiler: Quite a contrast with his CheerfulChild former self...]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Ennil El is one of the few pilots in Gundam history who strips down when piloting her robot.
** In fact, she may have [[{{Pun}} jump-started]] the entire {{Gainaxing}} trend in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' via her appearance in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha Gaiden]].
* [[spoiler: SuicideByCop]]: [[spoiler: An episode's title is: "I'm a Fool; Shoot Me".]]
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: Debuted in ''Alpha Gaiden'', also shows up in ''Reversal'' and the ''Z'' series.
* TagTeamTwins: The Frost Brothers.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Shagia takes an energy blast for Olba. Who [[FreakOut does NOT]] [[UnstoppableRage respond well]]. ]]
* ThereIsAGod: Used semi-seriously in ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' episode 1. Garrod finds an abandoned Gundam, but when he tries to [[GrandTheftPrototype use it]] to fight off some pursuers, he finds it doesn't have a control stick. He pulls out a disconnected control stick he found earlier and mutters:
-->'''Garrod''': (thinking to himself) ''If this works, I'll believe in God!'' ... "Tiffa! [[MemeticMutation I believe in God!]]"
* ThisIsReality: In episode 10, Garrod duels his first Newtype opponent, Carris, and declares that even a Newtype won't beat him. Cue a ''brutal'' NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that utterly wrecks the Gundam X before Carris combines this kind of speech with a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Kid's two assistants.
* TitleDrop: Curiously for this series, '''every single episode title''' is part of a dialogue within their respective episodes.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tiffa (girly) and Pala (tomboy). Also, Toniya is the GenkiGirl HardDrinkingPartyGirl to Ennil's BrokenBird.
* TriangRelations: A few, although they don't devolve into a massive LoveDodecahedron. Ennil and Tiffa both display an interest in Garrod, although Garrod only has eyes for Tiffa. Deputy Captain Sala also has one between TheCaptain Jamil and ChivalrousPervert Roybea. Thankfully, everyone behaves like adults and nobody tries to MurderTheHypotenuse. [[spoiler: And [[{{PairTheSpares}} everything in this regard]] gets settled by series's end.]]
* TwinTelepathy: The Frost Brothers again. (And given how effectively they use it, you have to wonder what the ''hell'' the Federation was thinking when they rejected them. Not being able to find a use for ''long-range, unblockable and uncrackable telepathy'' isn't holding onto the IdiotBall, it's playing full-on [[IdiotBall Idiot Billiards]].)
* UsedFuture: The Federation and the Colonies are both trying to get out of it, but not entirely successfully...
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Ennil and her trusty flashbang grenade.
* VillainousBreakdown: Shagia Frost, in spite of defeats and setbacks throughout the story, never loses his SmugSnake status until the ''very'' end, when Garrod is able to [[spoiler: override his manual control of Satellite System microwave emitter and thereby]] interfere with him setting the new war into motion. Even his usually loyal little brother is stunned by him.
--> '''Shagia''': Im-impossible! We're supposed to be in control of the Satellite System!\\
'''Olba''': Brother!\\
'''Shagia''': SHOOT THE DOUBLE X!\\
'''Olba''': But it hasn't charged yet!\\
'''Shagia''': I DON'T CARE!!!!!!!!
* WalkOnWater: Subverted when someone is shown not to be standing on water, but on the top of their submerged submarine.
* WaveMotionGun: See {{BFG}} above.
* AWorldHalfFull: The series is unapologetically optimistic despite being a Gundam show in a post-apocalyptic setting.
* {{Yandere}}: Olba Frost may count as one of the rare male examples. Ennil El goes through a phase of this early on as well... although people don't seem to remember that as well (because the episode where she makes friends with Toniya overshadows all that).
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->''The Moon will always be there. And Gundam? Gundam never changes.''