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[-[[caption-width-right:250:''Only seven days remain until Humanity will be extinct.'']]-]

->''"This will be Celestial Being's... No. This is going to be ''our'' final mission."''
-->-- '''Sumeragi Lee Noriega'''

The first completely new ''Gundam'' feature film in 19 years, ''Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer'' is the continuation of the 2007-2009 series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', and is intended to be the GrandFinale of the Anno Domini universe.

The year is 2314. Two years have passed since the defeat of [[BigBad Ribbons Almark]], the [[ArtificialHuman Innovade]] [[AGodAmI who called himself "God"]], and the world is gradually moving towards peace. In this new world, other people around the planet are beginning to [[EvolutionaryLevels Innovate]], including a mysterious man named Descartes Shaman. However, an abandoned probe from an expedition to Jupiter 130 years ago (the same expedition that built the original GN Drives) approaches Earth bringing a new crisis with it, one that threatens all of mankind. Celestial Being, still recovering from their battle with the A-Laws and Innovades, are forced into action to save humanity, and the first true innovator Setsuna F. Seiei finally obtains the Gundam he always wished for. Aeolia Schenberg's plan has moved into its final stage...

In the same way ''Gundam 00'' introduced several new ideas into the ''Gundam'' franchise, the film lives up to its name of "Trailblazer". For the first time in the thirty year history of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''A Wakening of the Trailblazer'' introduced a living alien race, known as ELS (Extra-Terrestrial Living-Metal Shape-Shifters).

It was released in Japanese theaters on September 18th. A US Premiere took place at the New York Anime Festival on October 10th, the DVD/Blu-Ray version was released on December 25 in Japan, and July 5 in America.
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!!''Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AceCustom: Patrick and Andrei pilots Grey/Brown [=GN-XIVs=], while Graham pilots a blue-green Brave unit. Incidentally, all regular units of said mobile suits are colored green.
* AdaptationDecay: Parodied hard in the [[ShowWithinAShow movie within the movie]] ''Celestial Being'' in which none of the Gundam Meisters depicted in that movie looks like the real ones. It also fulfills pretty much prevalent SuperRobot Anime stereotypes as well:
** The [[HeroesPreferSwords sword-wielding]] 00 is piloted by the [[TheHero hot-blooded leader]] who rocks a RuggedScar;
** [[ColdSniper Cherudim]] is piloted by a slim, bespectacled Bishonen (And then for meta-tropic irony, Lockon is shown wearing similar glasses in the opening credits of the main movie);
** The largest mech, [[TheBigGuy Seravee]] is piloted by a [[ScaryBlackMan big, black guy]]
** And the [[FragileSpeedster frail but zippy Arios]] is piloted by TheChick.
** And they have a CombinationAttack, complete with rainbow colors and [[LargeHam a whopping serving of Ham.]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: Due to the AdaptationDecay of the [[ShowWithinAShow movie within the movie]], Setsuna becomes a FieryRedhead, Lockon has [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]], Allelujah was {{Gender Flip}}ped as a rose-haired girl, and Tieria was {{Race Lift}}ed as a ScaryBlackMan.
* AnimationBump: The whole movie's animation quality is far beyond that of the series, which is to be expected. What really stands out, though, is how much attention the production team gave to small details.
* ArcWords: "Unlock(ing)/blaze a trail to the future". Alternatively, "Believe".
* ArmCannon: The Braves' GN Beam Machineguns, and four of the Zabanya's GN Missile Pods.
* AssimilationPlot: The ELS, who utilize it as their primary means of understanding new objects and concepts.
* TheAtoner: TheFederation, especially the soldiers who were members of A-Laws.
* AttackDrone
** All four Gundams have some form of remote weapon, with the Raphael Gundam getting a whole other unit that can itself separate into other {{Attack Drone}}s.
** The Gadeleza takes it UpToEleven with 14 Large GN Fangs (each the size of a mobile suit and packing their own GN Drive) that carry 10 Small GN Fangs apiece, for a grand total of '''154'''.
* AwardBaitSong: "Qualia", performed by Music/UVERworld which plays over the end credits.
* BattleCouple: Doublelujah and [=SoMarie=].
* BeamSpam
** Gundam Zabanya and the Gadeleza. It is glorious.
** Gundam Harute can use its GN Cannons and GN Swords Rifles to shoot down four targets simultaneously.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled
** [[spoiler:Graham]]'s HeroicSacrifice was induced at least partially by the fact that his mobile suit and himself were in the process of being assimilated by the ELS.
** Ditto for [[spoiler:Andrei]], who mounted a suicidal charge against a large ELS ship knowing what would happen.
** Patrick decides to go out like this as well when his GN-XIV begins to get assimilated, but since this is Patrick he manages to survive. [[OverlyLongGag Again]].
** Also [[spoiler:Tieria]] when [[spoiler:the Raphael]] gets hit by the ELS
** Incidentally the preferred method in all four cases as well as several others involving nameless grunts is [[OverclockingAttack Deliberate Overclocking]] of their unit's Trans-Am System.
* {{BFS}}: The 00 Qan[T] uses an improved version of the Raiser Sword that gashes a massive scar into the ELS' mothership, which is the size of a moon.
* BigDamnHeroes: The movie ''loves'' this trope. It happens no less than '''''four times'''''.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: One of the few sci-fi works to accurately portray just how ''alien'' two intelligent species evolving in different solar systems/environments would actually be to one-another. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with Lockon's Haros.]]
* BodyHorror: Assimilation. Your whole body is slowly converted into an alien substance from the inside out that you can actually feel happening...
* CallBack
** Remember the 4th ED, "Trust You"? Watch the ending of the movie, and ask yourself if it isn't at least ''ironic''.
** Also, the flower that Setsuna was given at the end of season two makes a return and plays a role in the plot.
** And Setsuna, in his dream sequence/vision, gets to look at a similar flower growing in the desert, like what Setsuna did in the 4th OP.
** [[spoiler: When the Ptolemios Kai starts getting assimilated by the ELS, Feldt refuses to follow Sumeragi's command to abandon ship if worst comes to worst stating that Christina tricked her on doing the same thing during the penultimate episode of the show's first season.]]
* CanonImmigrant: The Flag used by Setsuna [[spoiler:to save Marina]] is an Orbital Colony Guard-Type Flag with a modified GN Sword in place of the linear rifle.
* CaptainErsatz: Meena Carmine to Nena Trinity, though it's justified. In fact, it may be the other way around. See IdenticalStranger below for details. Meena has the same hairstyle that Sumeragi had in the first season of the TV series, which is a smart move for somebody trying to seduce Billy.
* ChristmasCake: Marina Ismail and Sumeragi Lee Noriega. Both are in their early thirties and still unmarried.
* ContinuityNod: An event or character in the series is mentioned once in a while.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler:The ELS’ attempts at assimilation weren't for the destruction of humanity, but an attempt to understand them]]. Had they [[spoiler:told this to Setsuna instead of [[MindRape Mind Raping]] him when ''he'' tried to understand ''them'']], this whole debacle would never have happened. Then again, this is a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' movie, so it's pretty much par for the course.
** [[spoiler: They did try to tell him, but their way of communication was so intense that it required the Qan[T] to finally be able to comprehend them without the pilot being MindRaped]].
* CurbStompBattle: An interesting case in that both sides take turns curb-stomping each other. Seriously, it's like watching a game of Pong.
* DareToBeBadass: Graham gives one to Setsuna, [[spoiler:during the latter's sortie in the 00 Qan[T]]]:
-->'''Graham:''' WHY ARE YOU HESITATING?! You were the one who told me to keep fighting in order to live. You taught me that! Even if it's a contradiction, you must continue to exist! You said that is what it means to live... (Activates Trans-Am) Go on, young man! [[LargeHam LIVE AND BLAZE A TRAIL TO THE FUTURE!]]
* DeadPersonConversation: Setsuna was able to "talk" with the original Lockon, Christina and Lichty while in a coma.
* DetachmentCombat: The Raphael and Seravee II, in more ways than one: Seravee can detach its legs to create AttackDrone {{Wave Motion Gun}}s. Best summarized by an internet-goer: "Wait, the Gundam has a giant set of legs on its head. Also the legs are funnels. Also the funnels are a Gundam."
* DisappearsIntoLight: While it doesn't involve dying, this is what happened to [[spoiler:Setsuna]] and [[spoiler:the [=00 Qan[T]=]]] after the battle with ELS. They do come back though... [[spoiler:50 years later]].
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Arguably [[spoiler: Graham. Hey, let's take the one character whose ''entire philosophical message'' in the TV series was how you shouldn't commit suicide and have him commit suicide!]]
** The important point here is that you shouldn't sacrifice your life pointlessly. Admitedly, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot it could have all been avoided in the first place]], but it did lead to the end of the war.
** He even points this out as he's doing his suicide run (See the FamousLastWords entry.)
* ExplosiveOverclocking: Guess what happens when a GN Drive Tau-equipped mobile suit in Trans-Am is pushed beyond its operational safety limit?
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Too many characters to list.
* {{Expy}}
** The 00 Qan[T] has a BifurcatedWeapon, like a certain character in ''AdventChildren''. The fact that it's called the ''GN Buster Sword'' doesn't help.
** Descartes Shaman looks like a {{Bishounen}} version of Aber Lindt from season two. On the other hand, his Gadelaza looks like a [[StarCraft Protoss Carrier]].
*** The concept is subverted with his intro; because the Jupiter probe's introduced at the same time, it's easy to assume that he was on the probe and just got back, like [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Paptimus Scirocco]]. This is not the case, though Shaman seems to still have a bit of ol' Paptimus in him.
** Several fans have pointed out that the ELS' designs are very similar to that of [[Series/BabylonFive Vorlon ships]]. Even the first thing Setsuna says to them can be rephrased as "who are you and what do you want".
*** They also look like the Web Creatures from ''ReBoot'', though this is hardly surprising, considering that ''ReBoot'' was crawling with references to various scifi shows.
* FamousLastWords:
-->[[spoiler:'''Graham Aker:''']] Young man! Do you need a beacon to the future? I, [[spoiler:Graham Aker,]] will gladly oblige! This is not death; it's for humankind to live on!\\\
[[spoiler:'''Andrei Smirnov:''']] I am a soldier of the Federation forces, serving to protect the people!
* FanservicePack: [[ShesAllGrownUp Mileina Vashti]]. She's [[LettingHerHairDown Let Her Hair Down]], and wears ZettaiRyouiki.
* FasterThanLightTravel: It turns out that, after analyzing the 00 Raiser's [[FlashStep quantization ability]], Ian designed the Qan[T] to have a full-blown FTL Drive, called the "Quantum Teleport System". [[spoiler:Setsuna uses it to travel to the ELS homeworld, so he can learn more about the ELS and the ELS learn more about humanity through him]].
* FateWorseThanDeath: Being assimilated. Seriously, ''no-one'' deserves that.
* FirstContact: For the first time ever in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise. Sadly, things just keep going FromBadToWorse.
* FiveManBand
** BigGood / TheHero -- Setsuna F. Seiei, pilot of the [[GodModeSue 00 [=Qan[T]=]]];
** TheLancer / TokenEvilTeammate -- H/Allelujah Haptism, co-pilot of the [[LightningBruiser Harute]];
** TheBigGuy -- Lyle Dylandy/Lockon Stratos II, pilot of the [[MightyGlacier Zabanya]];
** TheSmartGuy / GeniusBruiser -- Tieria Erde, pilot of the [[GlassCannon Raphael]];
** TheChick / ActionGirl -- Marie Parfacy/Soma Peries, co-pilot of the [[LightningBruiser Harute]];
** SixthRanger -- Graham Aker (to the delight of many), pilot of the [[LightningBruiser Brave Commander Test Type]].
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: TheFederation {{Ace Pilot}}s; Descartes is TheCynic, Graham is the realist, Patrick is the optimist, Andrei is the apathetic.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** The Gundam Meisters: Setsuna = melancholic, Allelujah = phlegm, Lockon = sanguine, Tieria = choleric, Marie = supine.
** TheFederation {{Ace Pilot}}s: Descartes = choleric, Graham = phlegm, Patrick = sanguine, Andrei = melancholic.
* FromBadToWorse: Basically sums up the whole movie, for both sides. To name a few though:
** A massive fleet of ELS appears, having enough mass to pull two of Jupiter's moons close enough to the planet to ''tear them apart'' via tidal forces.
** ESF mobile suits and Celestial Being's Gundams wiping the floor with the ELS fleet, which is answered by the ELS eventually assimilating a few GN-XIV and turning into them.
** That huge fleet that appears from Jupiter and has the Earth terrified? Absolutely dwarfed by the appearance of the ''main'' unit, a command ship the size of the ''Moon''.
** The Gadelaza showing up and wiping out a massive amount of ELS on its own, which is subsequently assimilated by the ELS.
** The ''Celestial Being'' firing its WaveMotionGun and nearly cutting the ELS planetoid in half, which in return is answered by the ELS creating a barrier powerful enough to stop its second shot.
** The appearance of the 00 Qan[T], and the Zabanya and Harute subsequently handing the ELS their collective asses.
** [[spoiler: Rather early on, Allelujah and Marie encounter the ELS without knowing what they are. They are nearly hit by a self-driven jeep, which they dodge. They then try escaping, but are being chased by another ELS-jeep. They split up and it chases Marie automatically. Until Hallelujah kicks in and the ELS switch their target to him. He manages to run away, by climbing up on a roof top, from where he shouts: "Haha! See if you can catch me now!"... The ELS respond by having a helicopter rise behind him.]]
* GagPenis: The Gadelaza's [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/00-movie/gnma-y0002v-trans.jpg Alternate Mode.]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Seriously...]]
* GenderFlip: Due to the AdaptationDecay of the [[ShowWithinAShow movie within the movie]], Allelujah becomes TheChick, or/and [[BattleCouple he and Marie]] unintentionally become a CompositeCharacter.
* GeniusBruiser: [[TheSmartGuy Tieria Erde]] and [[TheBigGuy Lockon Stratos II]] can be classified as such.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: All initial efforts to communicate with the ELS end up in this fashion.
* GratuitousEnglish: Contrary to the title of this article, the official title of the movie is "A wakening of the Trailblazer." While those may very well all be words, no native English speaker would have such an [[IncrediblyLamePun A mazing Use of Spaces]].
* HackerCave: Aeolia Schenberg's lab [[spoiler:in the epilogue]], with nine monitors and at least five computer towers.
* HeroicSacrifice / KilledOffForReal
** [[spoiler:Graham Aker]]. Fans will miss his GAR-ness.
** [[spoiler:Tieria Erde ''again'', but as this is [[DeathIsCheap Tieria...]]]]
** [[spoiler:Andrei Smirnov]], thus ''finally'' getting [[spoiler:his]] RedemptionEqualsDeath for killing [[spoiler:Sergei]].
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In-universe, [[spoiler:in the [[BizarroEpisode parody movie]] ''Celestial Being'', all the atrocities of A-Laws was attributed to Alejandro Corner, who was already dead by the end of Season 1.]]
* HollywoodTactics: Gloriously averted with the [=SolBraves=]. They masterfully display the ability to actually watch each others' backs, use themselves as decoys to draw enemy fire, and behave like a proper squad all around.
* IdenticalStranger: Mina Carmine looks and [[RieKugimiya sounds]] ''a lot'' like Nena Trinity, to say nothing of the similarity in their first names. What the hell's going on here? Well, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the novel]] they're actually very distant relatives, with Mina being born naturally while Nena is a clone of Mina's ancestor.
* IWasQuiteALooker
** [[spoiler:Marina Ismail]] bids farewell to her good looks by the end of the film. She doesn't just age well, but [[EyesAlwaysShut also becomes blind]]. [[spoiler: She gets better in the manga adaptation.]]
** Possibly subverted by Klaus Grado, who more or less turn into a CoolOldGuy.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Setsuna F. Seiei, in a meta sense.
* LargeHam: The entire cast of ''Celestial Being: The Movie''.
* LastStand: [[spoiler:The ESF forces in the final battle fought valiantly and struggled with more than they had, but it's clear to everyone within a few minutes of battle -- if not before -- that they are hopelessly outnumbered "ten-thousand-to-one", and stand no hope for victory. The battle ultimately becomes an attempt to fight for just enough time for Setsuna to wake up from his coma and pilot the 00 Qan[T].]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: The ELS have a distinct five note riff that pops up in the music almost every time they appear, usually (but not always) sung via OneWomanWail.
* LeParkour: Hallelujah has fun using this to avoid alien-possessed vehicles. He was perplexed at what to do when the helicopter came after him, however.
* LightningBruiser
** Harute, designed for zero-gravity combat. The prototype Brave units qualify, as well.
** Doubly so for the Gadeleza, considering it’s even larger than the Ptolemaios Kai.
* LipLock: The English dub suffers from this in a few places. Fortunately, they're small in number, and the dub as a whole manages to avert this.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Gundams Zabanya and Harute, along with the Gadelaza.
* MaleGaze: Billy's POV shot when Mina hits on him on the ride up the orbital elevator.
* [[MidSeasonUpgrade Mid Movie Upgrades:]] Setsuna pilots three MS in this film, starting off with a modified Flag, then the repaired 00 Raiser (which doesn't have any GN Drives), and finally gaining the 00 Qan[T] near the end of the film. Lockon also pilots his late brother's Gundam Dynames while rescuing Allelujah and Marie, then using the Gundam Zabanya against the ELS.
* MindRape
** Setsuna's first attempt to contact the ELS puts him in a coma for most of the film.
** Happens on a mass scale to all the potential Innovators on Earth when the ELS try to communicate with them.
* OlderAndWiser: Saji Crossroad, now a war veteran who has fought against the A-Laws.
* OneManArmy: All four Gundams and the Gadelaza, thanks to liberal application of {{Attack Drone}}s, BeamSpam, MacrossMissileMassacre (but only for three of them), and {{Wave Motion Gun}}s.
* OverclockingAttack: The preferred method of ESF pilots to avoid assimilation; see ExplosiveOverclocking above.
* PetTheDog: H/Allelujah and Graham both received this in a meta-sense, given how the two were [[DemotedToExtra significantly sidelined]] (especially the former) in the series. The two were given good chunks of screen time in this film with the latter even being promoted to the SixthRanger role.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Continues the tradition in true Gundam style, though in this case it's justified by the two parties having ''no idea'' how to communicate with each other.
* RaceLift: Due to the AdaptationDecay of the [[ShowWithinAShow movie within the movie]], Tieria becomes a ScaryBlackMan.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Andrei Smirnov]] ''finally'' pays [[spoiler:his]] penance for killing [[spoiler:Sergei]] two years prior.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101019145122/gundam/images/0/0b/Marute.jpg Marute Mode]], which not only turns the Harute's eyes red but also reveals ''four more''.
* RousseauWasRight: WhiteAndWhiteMorality.
* SceneryPorn: The [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110101162113/gundam/images/8/80/00Quant.jpg closing shot]] of the DistantFinale.
* ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Two notable aversions exist:
** The ELS have a giant, spherical battleship that increases the gravitational pull of Jupiter enough to cause two of its moons to be pulled in from their orbit and ripped apart by tidal forces. Later, the battleship approaches Earth, and the effects of something the size of The ''Moon'' are pointed out.
** At first, it seems to be played straight with the Gadelaza: There's no ''practical'' reason for making a mobile armor the size of a cruiser packing seven GN Tau Drives and 14 MS-sized "Large GN Fangs" that each store 10 regular-sized "GN Fangs" and boast ''their own'' GN Drive Tau. The ESF ''might'' have been better off replacing the Gadelaza with an ''actual'' cruiser and the GN Fangs with [=GN-XIII=]s, [=GN-XIV=]s, or Braves. Then you remember that it's stated to have better performance than '''five''' mobile suit platoons.
* SenselessSacrifice: Played with. Though [[spoiler:Graham Aker]]'s suicide did help Setsuna do what he needed to do, when you realize that [[spoiler:the ELS never intended to destroy humanity and that it was all a misunderstanding]], it becomes even more bittersweet. Of course, that’s all just par for the course in this franchise.
* SerialEscalation: Pretty much the entire movie, but especially the second half/final battle. The scope, as indicated by the director, was so far beyond anything ever done in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' before that it was mind-boggling. And awesome.
* ShoutOut
** The Katharon ship in the "Celestial Being" movie is [[CharsCounterattack Axis]].
*** An Ahead forming and throwing a giant boomerang [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann seems familiar]].
** Mina channels [[Film/BasicInstinct Catherine Tramell]] during an elevator ride with Billy, [[MaleGaze much to the latter's delight]].
** The final fight seems reminiscent to the Battle of Endor in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', except [[spoiler:Setsuna does not "escape alive" from the "Death Star", which instead of exploding turns into a giant flower.]]
* ShowWithinAShow: The beginning of the movie starts with Saji and a few of his friends watching a movie glorifying Celestial Being's actions in the series. It. Is. ''[[CrowningMomentofFunny Hilarious]]''. A certain fansub group even threw in some meta StylisticSuck along with a TakeThat during this scene. Most of the subtitles are in Comic Sans, nearly every line has a completely unnecessary translator's note, words like "kisama", "teki" and "ore-tachi" are left untranslated, while words originally in English like "Celestial Being" are translated to their Japanese counterpart, and called attacks get distracting karaoke fonts. Anyone who has ever watched poorly-done fansubs will be in ''stitches.''
* SiliconBasedLife: The ELS, although they also have properties similar to those of mercury. More accurately, they are metal-based life-forms. [[http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20906-lifelike-cells-are-made-of-metal.html As it happens, something similar has been proven theoretically possible]] in RealLife.
* SoLastSeason: The 00 raiser justifies this by no longer being equipped with true GN-Drives.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The Solbrave Squadron to the original Overflags from Season 1. But while the Brave Commander Type is this to Graham's Custom Flag, the Brave Standard Type is more of a fusion between the Union Flag and the AEU Enact, seeing as it incorporates the design from both.
* StarfishAliens: The ELS.
* StormOfBlades
** Harute's [[CrazyAwesome Scissor]] [[AttackDrone Bits]]. It's fun to imagine the OhCrap looks in the ELS' minds when those things let loose.
** The 00 [=Qan[T]=]'s Sword Bits are capable of the same thing, but we never actually get to see it.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Harute's Marute Mode, which was ''[[CrazyAwesome specifically]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown designed]]'' to be used by Hallelujah.
* SuperPrototype: Played with six ways to Sunday: The Zabanya and Harute use the recycled frames of the Cheridum and Arios from season two of the series; the 00 Raiser Repair is just that: the 00 Raiser but without any GN Drives; the Raphael uses technology derived from the Gadessa series, but aside from packing three GN Tau Drives isn't anything new; the GN-XIV and Brave units are limited production models for elite pilots; and the 00 [=Qan[T]=] and Gadelaza are actually {{Super Prototype}}s. Now guess which ones do the most damage to the ELS.
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: First appeared in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'', and later in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Z3]]'' (continuing off the TV series' story in ''Z2'').
* TakeThat: The ShowWithinAShow itself is one to movies and TV shows alike that tend to romanticize the winning side and vilifying the other so much, which are so prevalent in RealLife. The way the Gundam Meisters are casted also mocks the racial and gender stereotyping in Hollywood (e.g. Tieria the ScaryBlackMan and Allelujah the little hot chick). The message of this show, in other words, seems to be, "Tired of the same old Good vs. Evil stories? We've got a new one!"
* TemptingFate: After Hallelujah escapes ELS controlled trucks by getting on a roof he says "See if you can catch me now!" ''(cue ELS controlled helicopter)''
* TokenEvilTeammate: [[IncrediblyLamePun Hallelujah]], [[SarcasmMode who is that?!]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Patrick gained some serious levels since his ButtMonkey days in the series. All the proof you need is to see him in action during the final battle. Plus, [[spoiler:he's the only Federation ace that survives]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Every named character from (or was in Louise's case) TheFederation are much nicer than in the series.
* TrailersAlwaysLie / TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Early trailers used the early, incomplete designs of the Gundams as well as other designs which haven't appeared since. More recent trailers unveiled the complete Gundam designs along with more of their abilities, and included the appearances of the ELS, a repaired 00 Raiser, and Ribbons Almark. Then again, if the trailers are [[BaitAndSwitchCredits anything like the series’ opening credits...]] Where should we begin? [[spoiler:Decartes Shaman is just a minor ESF soldier, "Ribbons" merely one of the countless Innovades that share the same genetic baseline, the real war is with ELS and not the ESF... the list can go on and on]].
* TooPowerfulToLive: [[spoiler:Descartes]].
* TransformingMecha: Harute, the Braves, and Setsuna's modified Flag. Arguably the Gadelaza as well.
* WaveMotionGun
** The Gadelaza's "GN Blaster", which can plow though multiple ships in a single shot and was the only ESF weapon capable of stopping the derelict space station.
** Less impressive but also present are the 00 Qan[T]'s GN Buster Rifle and the Raphael's GN Big Cannons. Not to be outdone, Harute can combine its GN Cannons and GN Sword Rifles' outputs to create this effect, and Zabanya's {{Attack Drone}}s have a [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101017160721/gundam/images/d/d0/Zabanya.png gimmick]] that does the same thing.
** The Veda particle laser is so powerful that it can shoot a beam straight through a ''Moon sized spaceship''.
* WaveMotionTuningFork: The beam rifles used by the new [[TransformingMecha Brave mobile suits]], the Gadelaza's WaveMotionGun, and the Zabanya’s [[AttackDrone Rifle Bits]]. The 00 Qan[T] can ''make one'' by attaching its Sword Bits to the GN Sword V, and the Harute can tune it's GN Sword Rifles and GN Cannons together.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The subplot from the series involving Feldt's feelings for Setsuna and whether or not they were requited is ''still'' left unresolved, much to the annoyance of some.
-->''(translation of [[http://img813.imageshack.us/i/1286692035385.jpg/ animage]] from the movie guide)''\\
'''Question:''' Even if Feldt was that close to him, she did not get close to [knowing] his true feelings?\\
'''Mizushima:''' That’s right. Feldt was told by Sumeragi, “Think of him”, but Setsuna says, “What is this uncomfortable feeling...?” It is a scene where a different matter can be thought of. It is certainly symbolic. Humans communicate using words, but there are things that are not transmitted. I wanted to show these kinds of communication difficulties in the movie. Vague but seems to imply at least that Feldt's feelings weren't rejected rather Setsuna's true feelings are an open-ended question mark.
** At the very least, judging from their interaction after Setsuna woke up, there's the implication that they had at least talked things over. It says something that Setsuna directly addresses Feldt right before he sorties. The english dub very slightly adds in some subtext during this scene which adds to the above that may or may not have been intended from the beginning.
** After the tragic losses he experienced on the first season, getting caught up in the conflict on the second season (and becoming a semi-SixthRanger at that time), and introducing the setting of the movie and having his own part in it, it's strange that [[spoiler:Saji doesn't get a short screentime among the other characters when everyone was looking at the giant space flower]].
** One that actually happens between the end of the war with the ELS and the final scene of the film: Another war is sparked thanks to the prevalence of Innovators on earth, with Celestial Being again intervening and somehow managing to again widen their technological superiority against the warring sides (one of which have mass produced Gadelazas, mind you). While we do see an upgraded Raphael Gundam (Dominions, which uses an armor gimmick similar to Virtue, the armor itself being made out of bits), the pilot is unknown, and the original Meisters and support crew aren't even heard of or mentioned.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The movie begins with one for the second season, showing where all the major players are after two years. It also ends on this note, showing the world several decades into the future with Earth's first interstellar ship about to launch, but only touching upon the fates of a small majority of the characters.
* WhereItAllBegan: The first part of the stinger shows an interview with Aeolia Schenberg explaining his motivations.
* YouShouldKnowThisAlready: Everything that happened in the series.
* ZergRush
** The ELS’ tactic against the ESF and Celestial Being. They are also able to absorb any enemy units that so much as grazes them for their own purposes.
** The Gadeleza packs enough [[AttackDrone GN Fangs]] to pull this off on its own.
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