* AngstWhatAngst: One of Tobia's defining characteristics. While it's not like he doesn't angst at all (this ''is'' a Franchise/{{Gundam}} story after all), he can sleep it off and be completely fine the next day. Played with when he has to ''act'' shell-shocked to (briefly) infiltrate the Jupiter Empire.
* ArcFatigue: Volume 5 starts with [[spoiler:Mother Vanguard sunk and Kincaid supposedly killed]], but then it hits the brakes for a while and focuses on Tobia, Berah, and Bernadette on Earth undergoing a collective HeroicBSOD over said events, sitting out the war as the Jovians walk all over the Federation. It isn't until [[spoiler:Kincaid comes back]] at the start of Volume 6 that things pick up again.
* CargoShip: Grey Stoke has a brotherly bond with the Gump. Which makes sense, since he's been using it ever since [[spoiler:it was called the ZZ Gundam]].
* ContestedSequel: ''Skull Heart'', ''Steel Seven'' and ''Ghost''.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Tobia is forced into GladiatorGames with just a machine gun against a HumongousMecha - the Crossbone X2. He wins. And ''steals the X2''. Then uses it as a ''decoy'' for his escape.
** Not to mention the fight where he takes on the Death Gale team by himself and wins. Particularly, taking out the heavily armored Tortuga by stabbing a beam saber into its shoulder, then ''punching it out the other side''.
** Kincaid isn't to be outdone himself. ''Gundam'' establishes that the F91's VSBR weapon is capable of penetrating beam shields. When faced with F91s, what does he do? Layers his shields, along with his beam zanber, allowing him to stop the "unstoppable". And, of course, the fight mentioned under CripplingOverSpecialization.
** The battle with the Jovian MA Elefante, where Tobia's emerging Newtype powers let him shoot down its AttackDrones, then use the last surviving one as a [[SteppingStonesInTheSky Stepping Stone in the Sky]] so he can [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram it with his Pez Batara's beam axe]]. Kincaid steps in to help him finish it off, and then they aim the burning wreck at the Jovian defensive line and let it plow into their ships.
*** Adding to the awesome of that battle is the Mother Vanguard's DeathOrGloryAttack, where it charges in full speed ahead with its beam shield active, and then once it penetrates the Jovian line it opens up with a broadside from its port and starboard beam cannons. Unfortunately, Bera was undergoing a minor HeroicBSOD at the moment, so this awesomeness fell to the Mother Vanguard's [[BadassBystander unnamed helmsman]].
** In ''Steel 7'', Tobia pulls off an apparently suicidal charge against Callisto's Digitus, using Full Cloth's skull gauntlets as a boxing glove...and then he activates out the brand markers, one of the most often forgotten weapons in the Crossbone's arsenal, ''which he was hiding underneath the skull gauntlet'' and lands the killing blow.
*** Tobia's final battle with Crux Dogatie. Dogatie is in a mech the size of a skyscraper and Tobia is in his Gundam. Tobia WINS by using his mech to kamikaze Dogatie's.
** In ''Ghost'' you have Font managing to survive and escape from an attack by both Jovians and the [[MobileSuitVictoryGundam Zanscare Empire]] with a ''Zaku left over from the One Year War'' long enough to be rescued by an oddly calm blind man [[spoiler:revealed to be an older Tobia Arronax]].
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: In the second chapter, Berah is in the shower when she spots someone outside. Her response is to chase the Peeping Tom out...while instantly assuming it's Kincaid. For extra comedy points, he's nearby when she starts angrily yelling his name, and his reaction has a definite "fear of God" element to it, making it look like Berah has good reason to suspect him.
** Just about the entirety of ''Skull Heart'' chapter "Satellite of the Apes". Harrison is assigned to investigate an old Zeon research satellite, under advice from an ancient Zeon stalwart (who actually has to physically stop himself from doing the Sieg Zeon salute a couple of times). What's at the satellite? Newtype monkeys, piloting four-armed Zakus, part of a project started by [[spoiler:Garma]] Zabi after witnessing a monkey playing ''{{Pac-Man}}''. And the monkeys kick Harrison's ass until Tobia uses the Crossbone's cape, yellow spray paint, and oxygen tanks to make a ''giant banana-shaped balloon'' that distracts them long enough for Harrison to shut them down.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Thanks to the ''G-Generation'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series, Crossbone Gundam has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ebxKO3WaPk&feature=related this]].
** Later on, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrgwOpkbRvo&feature=related Tobia gets a new theme...]]
** Harrison Martin, basically the one good Federation officer left by the UC 130's, turns out to have an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AKVEXYdMDA awesome theme]].
** And now we have a new awesome theme for the ''[[http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm19398762 Steel 7]]'', courtesy of ''SDGundamGGeneration Overworld''.
* {{Fanon}}: Fans like to believe that Tomino's original proposal for ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]]'' included ''Crossbone''; it's uncertain, but seems pretty unlikely.
* GenreBusting: It's almost hilarious just how much better this series is than a lot of other Franchise/{{Gundam}} entries, just because it doesn't subscribe to most of the tropes associated with it. And even if YMMV on the "better" part, that the series is so different is pretty obvious.
* HeyItsThatGuy[=/=]RetroactiveRecognition: The Elgolela (the transforming mobile armor piloted by [[spoiler:Bernadette]]) was a fan-submitted design for a contest; the designer was Kanetake Ebikawa, who would go on to work on such series as ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''.
* MemeticBadass: Tobia. Seriously - the kid is ''tough''.
** [[http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8849/1246724158388.jpg For more information.]]
** Want further evidence? ''Ghost'' reveals that [[spoiler:even blinded, he's a master mobile suit pilot.]]
* ToughActToFollow: In a rather specific case, Yuuichi Hasegawa's character designs are generally considered a major step down from Yasuhiko Yoshikazu's work for ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 F91]]''.
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