Newtypes are metahumans.The notion that humans would evolve into Newtypes by moving into space is thoroughly disputed, and even outright dismissed by Tomino. Besides this, we see quite a few Earth-born Newtypes. If one looks at Gundam X, we see Newtypes whose powers are triggered by near-death experiences, as well as D.O.M.E. declaring that they are not evolved humans but rather mutants. This would also explain why people with abilities like mental communication (the Frost brothers) and healing powers (Queen Maria) are considered Newtypes even when they don't match up with the usual set of powers that a majority of Newtypes possess.
Newtypes are caused by minovsky particles.Specifically, minovsky reactors give off a kind of radiation that affects the brain and reproductive organs, and has more pronounced effects the younger the exposed person is. Amuro, a teenager going through puberty, initially had no newtype tendencies, but after spending puberty almost constantly sitting on top of an extremely powerful minovsky reactor he became one of the most powerful newtypes in gundam. While Char spent more time piloting than Amuro, he didn't become a pilot until he was almost completely done puberty, and therefore was not affected to the same degree.
The Movies are canon, the TV series is a drama created sometime after the war.Various exploits were added to the White Base's 5 month journey to fill up more episodes, some scenes were changed or made up by the writers, various additional vehicles that the crew never actually encountered during the war were added, such as the Big Roe, as well as incomplete prototypes that never even saw action such as the Gyan & Zakrello to make things more interesting & a few completely made up ones like the G-Fighter were added for Merchandise-Driven reasons. The Gundam never participated in Operation Odessa, as it was tied up fighting the Black Trinary at the time, but did both in the TV show because the writers figured they had to include an important battle like that. Commandant Walkeine never imprisoned the crew, that part was added because he had joined the Titans after the war & as such the writers wanted to paint him as a villain.
Japan took over South America sometime prior to the formation of the Earth Federation.There are a few things which hint at this. Ryu & Kai both have Japanese-sounding names, but hail from Argentina & Puerto Rico respectively. Also the EFA HQ in South America has the oddly Japanese-sounding name of Jaburo. This may have been due to the massive worldwide energy crisis which preceeded the EF's formation, with Japan abandoning its post-WWII peace constitution out of desperation due to the small island chain's resources being insufficient to support its massive population density. They didn't dare go after continental Asia or North America again after what happened last time, so they took on South America instead.
Miharu's little sister grows up to be Four Murasame.According to the MMSV book her brother became Three Murasame & piloted the Prototype Psycho Gundam. It would make sense that if the two of them were brought in together she would become the next number.
Judau Ashta is somehow a direct relative to Dozle ZabiCompare Dozle's last stand atop the Big Zam with a machine gun, summoning a tremendous ghastly phantom behind him to Judau's phantom thing when Haman ends up shooting Leina. Both instances caused the respective Newtype they were facing to display an Oh, Crap look for the ages and both involved protecting a little girl, Dozle fighting for his family and Minerva and Judau furious at Haman for attacking Leina.
Char Aznable is a French singer.Name's the Same.
Martin Prochnow is Ryu Jose's fatherRemember Ryu, one of Amuro's crewmates on White Base, who sacrificed himself to save Amuro's life? Remember how well-built he was, and the sound of his voice? Now, take a look at Captain Martin Prochnow of the Jotunheim. Well-built guy, and a rather unique voice as well. It can't be a coincidence. Maybe Ryu was born on Side 3, but his mother had a falling out with his father and took him to Earth, where he lived under his mother's name, Jose. Then he later joined the Federation, signing up just before the One Year War began. Were Martin to know about the fate of his son...
Ramba Ral had Alzheimer's diseaseIn the middle of a battle, Ramba Ral forgot to fight.
Gouf is actually an inferior Mobile Suit compared to ZakusGouf pilots like Norris Packard and Ramba Ral are so awesome it doesnít actually matter that theyíre in an inferior mecha. If the Gouf design was so superior then why wasnít it mass-produced by Zeon?
Despite Ramba Ralís contrary claims the Gouf is a ZakuThere really isnít much of a difference.
This is no Zaku, boy! No Zaku!That thing's got more armor and power than a Zaku - it's completely different!
The journey of the White Base to Jaburo was a distraction: they already had the data about the GundamWhen the White Base arrives at Jaburo, the GM was already in full production, and some had been used in Operation Odessa. Also, the White Base didn't try and take the faster way (Atlantic Ocean and then to Brazil), but circled the planet engaging in many battles, all of which useless if her actual mission was to go to Jaburo. Why that? Easy: while the White Base distracted Char, Wakkein was already delivering the data (taken while the White Base crew was imprisoned to prevent possible spies among the civilians to find out and the military crew imprisoned to make the thing more believable) using a laser communication, and when Char prevented the White Base from reaching Jaburo Revil decided to distract them from the build-up to Operation Odessa, first by threatening the factories of California Base (placed in Garma's territory) and then by assaulting M'Quve's bases from behind. Bright probably realized it between Garma's death and Ramba Ral's arrival on Earth, adding to his perpetual frustration, while M'Quve realized it right away, hence his 'let's get done with this shit' attitude when the White Base got too near his bases. Final Battle in Great Mazinger he spent the next decades healing his wounds, and rebuilding his damaged face and body. However, when he was fully recovered he noticed that nobody took Humongous Mecha seriously anymore. So he created the Minovsky Particle in order to make giant mecha useful, and he worked for the first sucker he talked into hiring him (given his backstory, he would have no trouble working for someone who thinks that being compared with Hitler is flattering). Unfortunately Zeon granted him a very tight budget, so instead of Robeasts he was forced to build Zakus.
The real reason why Char was so dedicated to kill Amuro even before Lalah's deathKai had guessed Char and Sayla's real identities, and when he stumbled on Char at Side 6 he told him that Amuro and Sayla were lovers to make him mad.
The reason Char doesn't live up the hypeChar is Gundam's counterpart the counterpart to the Red Baron not just in the colour of the vehicle and fame, but also in writing the book on how you fight with said vehicle. Thus, just like every fighter pilot of World War II and beyond still uses all of Richtofen's tricks (and a few more due the invention of the guided missile), by the following conflicts Char had to deal with people who had read his book and could predict what he'd do.