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Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer
Fan Nickname: "InnoRindt" and " Mao" for Descartes Shaman.
"Realbbons Almark" for E.A. Ray, the guy who talks with Aeolia in the stinger.
"Dual Core Haro" for the Two-Haro setup used in Gundam Zabanya's cockpit.
The 00 Qan[T] is known as the "Nu Exia", due to it resembling a fusion of Exia and the Nu Gundam.
"Naked Qan[T]", due to it shedding its parts and staying "naked" after doing Quantum Burst.
Mythology Gag: The 00 Qan[T] is a Gundam capable of interstellar teleportation at will and is designed for interstellar warfare. Sounds familiar...
And even before that, in the Celestial Being movie, the asteroid seen in the beginning looks highly similar to Axis...
Shout-Out: There's a character voiced by Toru Furuya named "E.A. Ray"; is it a pun on " Ensign Amuro Ray", or perhaps even Ribbons' Fan Nickname "Evil Amuro Ray"? Who knows?
Word of God says it's supposed to be "the Eternal Alan Ray". Whatever that's supposed to mean is not explained.
Several to other science fiction works seem to pop up:
As mentioned above, the 00 Qan[T]'s Bifurcated Weapon is called . It has another mode that functions as a " GN Buster Sword gunblade" dubbed GN Buster Rifle, which itself is an obvious shout out to . Also, Setsuna's Gundam Wing personality is very similar to the wielders of all of the above.
The title card itself is a Shout-Out to — a shot of the main protagonists' unfinished Char's Counterattack Mid-Movie Upgrade Gundam as a background to the movie's title.
Celestial Being (the mothership) in the Show Within a Show of the same name looks like Axis.
They even left some bits and pieces of in the movie:
Gurren Lagann At several points in the Celestial Being movie, Setsuna sounds more like Simon the Digger.
During the Raphael's only sortie, it fires both of its giant beam bazookas in opposite directions, while turning around. Just like the Wing Zero did.
During the huge battle against the ELS, the Zabanya uses a multi-lock feature (complete with panning shot of many targets being acquired) to initiate a storm of Beam Spam. That sounds familiar...
In the Show Within a Show, the 00 Gundam is seen performing a SHINING FINGER SWOOOOOOOOOOORD!!!!
Graham's Brave squadron is a homage to the Valkyrie squadron of Alto Saotome in Frontier's ep. 24, who shares the same voice actor with him.
It might or might not be intentional, but the entire plot, which is about a war between two different species caused by the fact that neither has any idea how to communicate with the other sounds a lot like what happened in Enderís Game.