The Trinity trio are named after the first A-bombThey are named so because of the atomic bomb, or Spectacular Destruction in Bill Bryson's Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, instead of the Catholic allusion. The three units are not really interlinked, and the crew assemble no Father, Son and Ghost. What they are good for is extremely showy destrucion of facilities, bases and pretty much anyting that looks "better" after a GN blast. Crossroad is possibly another surname named after a nuclear test. Operation Crossroad, the one that sunk Nagato and Pennsylvania (Prinz Eugen is not sinkable).
Trans-Am is powered by the soul of Char AnzableChar and Amuro weren't killed after the events of Char's Counterattack, they were thrown into the world of Gundam 00 where they were found by Aeolia. Sometime after, the three collaborated to create the GN Drives, and later during some sort of test, Char was involved with in accident which sucked Char's soul into the 5 original drives. This explains why during Trans-Am the mobile suit turns red and becomes 3 times as powerful. Which leads into...
Amuro was involved with the development of the 0 GundamAfter the accident that created Trans-Am, Amuro and Aeolia set out to create mobile suits in order to force the world to stop fighting. This partly explains why the 0 Gundam looks so much like the RX-78.
Alternatively, they were indeed thrown into the Anno Domini timeline, but the psycommu overload of the final battle of Char's Counterattack caused Amuro and Char to merge into E. A. Ray.E(ternal) A(lan) Ray, who was the original template of Ribbons Almark,, was Aeolia's associate seen in A wakening of the Trailblazer. It can practically explain everything from his refined good looks and weird hair, why Tohru Furuya voices him and Ribbons, as well as the ideas which inspired Aeolia. Everything up in the past 2 WMGs can be attributed here as well.
The Orbital Ring is really a gigantic GN driveScaled up a few million times, it's purpose was to leak trace amounts of GN particles in order to cause humanity to undergo Innovation. Celestial Being, the innovedes, the open source Tau drives, even A-Laws, all uses of GN particles was camouflage for the GN particles raining down upon earth. The ring was designed by Schenburg after all.
Doctor Nena Trinity - The Gundam 00 movieThe recent trailer from the movie shows a female character that has a striking resemblance to Nena Trinity. While this may indeed prove to be the real Nena, my theory is that it is the original host who's DNA was mixed with Ribbons and the Trinities were made from. Her being a scientist that seems to have been researching the innovators it fits with her character? Offering her own DNA to and using her own "children" as test subject to see if she could manufacture a real innovator.
Setsuna F. Seiei is Kira.No, not that Kira. The other Kira. Confirmed by Bandai and Ocean Studios themselves.
Mass produced InnovatorsApparently a recent rumor from 2ch hints at that A-LAWS will have an army of massproduced innovators at their disposal that will all be controlling an MS called "GAGA". This in turn sparked some wild guesses and theories that the supposed new mass produced innovators will look like the Trinties.
Tieria was a clone and/or androidHis eyes look vaguely reminiscent of the reflection off of a CD when he's working with Veda. The fact that he can do this at all is also suspicious. He also makes several mentions to "not being human". This theory would also mean that Nena and Livonze are also clones.
Graham Acre has suffered severe brain damage in the last episode of the first season, and now thinks he is in G Gundam, or perhaps Getter Robo.Basically, between the dozens of concussions he probably got from extreme G Forces, and getting his head smashed in during the last battle with Exia... something in his brain finally gave way and now he believes he is in a Super Robot show. And Japanese. Possibly the Fighter for Neo Japan in the Gundam Tournament. Or maybe he's piloting a Getter in his own little world. Just look at how much screaming and psychotic grinning he does in Gundam 00 S2 Episode 16.
Aeolia's real plan is to end conflict through GN particle telepathy creating a Hive Mind out of humanity.The invincible death robots were just a byproduct of his research.
Patrick Colasour will die helping the Gundams.Think about it, he survives everytime he fights them, but in the eventual heel face turn, he'll do the good thing and die as a result.
Aeolia's real plan to end warIt's pretty clear that for the most part Celestial Being's greatest accomplishments were to piss off the whole world's militaries and get a whole bunch of people killed in the name of stopping war to in turn stop a whole bunch of people getting killed. But perhaps this is exactly what Aeolia wanted in the first place - to start a war so massive and unwinnable people would see for themselves the destruction first-hand and call for global disarmament.
Aeolia put something in the global water supply 200 years ago as part of his planThis is why everyone in the show acts like they should be confined to a mental ward in the real world. Especially Celestial Being in pretty much its entirety.
The Innovators exist as an extension of Celestial Being's creed.They're here to remove gender and sexual identity as sources of conflict. But they forgot to account for weird fetishes, which is why Ribbons started out by hooking up with deranged shota fanboy Alejandro Corner.
Aeolia's really taking a page from Bian Zoldark's book.Turns out that during the initial manned expedition and GN Drive construction around Jupiter, a race of Human Aliens with Mobile Suit-like robots was encountered. Since the Rangers J9 were too damn expensive, though, Schenberg tried the next best thing: make the Earth's militaries come together against a home-grown, technologically superior threat. Which means the only man who can save us from the alien invaders is Patrick Coulasour.
Season 2 final boss betsAs plausible or as far-fetched as you like.
Setsuna is a TechnopathHe is the only Meister who explicitly identifies himself with his Gundam, even to the point as viewing himself and Gundam as the same being ("I am Gundam!"), and in the first season, he made Exia go into a pseudo-Trans Am mode for a few seconds (when he was fighting Ali for the first time) just by getting angry. Other things pointing towards this crazy idea: 1) The 00 Gundam only started up for him, after he pleaded with it to do so. 2) In the first time the Transam Raizer was used, the 00 teleported just in the nick of time to save Setsuna and Saji, despite Setsuna probably not knowing about that ability before then. 3) The amount of fine control required for using Exia's and 00's melee weapons is beyond the 'point and shoot' of the other Gundams. Lockon required a custom scope for his sniper rifle, but Setsuna doesn't need any additional controls for his arguably more complex fighting style.
Regene plots Liu Mei's death and secretly teams up with NenaIt is very possible that somehow, Regene also has a distaste to Liu Mei, on his own accord. This would explain why Nena could find a time when Liu Mei is most vulnerable. Regene has been goading Nena, who was not pleased with Liu Mei, and possibly during the 4 months Time Skip, they have been in contact with each other, possibly repairing and, if this is not gonna be Jossed, tuning up and upgrading the Throne Drei, possibly maybe with the remnants of Gundam Arche that Ali left behind. As for how Regene picked Nena, it could be about how she has a more direct access to VEDA compared to Liu Mei. Or maybe because they're long lost siblings and Regene apparently has Nena's distaste towards Ribbons, though through different means: Nena hates Ribbons for storing Ali, the murderer of her brothers; while Regene hates Ribbons because he's trying to usurp the place to rule from the Innovators. Either way, I see that this is quite the plausibility regarding of the existence of the Time Skip.
Trans Am and the Twin GN drive system are failsafes.More specifically the Trans-Am was something Schenberg set up in case Celestial Being was compromised and the Technology leaked. The Twin GN drive was in case the Innovators overstepped the plan and tried to rule rather than guide. That's why Ribbonz didn't know about it.
The Innovators are in fact, the Humanoid Cylons, in BSG's past.As well as being pretty similar in function, their plan's are equally frakked up.
Aeolia is preparing Earth to make contact with aliens.On Jupiter, Aeolia Schenberg became aware of the existence of aliens, who would reach Earth in around two hundred years. Be they friend or foe, he hatched a centuries-spanning plan to forge humanity into a united front to meet them.
Setsuna will become a newtype due to extreme GN exposure.We already know setsuna has some odd affliction thats causing cell breakdown, most likely due to exposure to GN tau particles (lasse and louise are similarly affected). However, after being exposed to the extreme amount of normal GN particles from 00 raiser, he turns into some kind of psychic. This is supported by EVERYONE becoming temporarily telepathic in the presence of 00 raiser in trans-am mode.
Nena might end up like PatrickThough it is quite impossible that Drei has been blasted to smithereens, with how Patrick ended up after Tieria has his GN-X eat a blast head on to his cockpit and survive, it might be possible that Nena ended up like this. The chance is pretty low, though, the only one that can save her now is her Popularity Power, which has been running quite low even in Japan (ever since Feldt kicked her off the popularity poll). If this doesn't happen in-series, then it can happen when 00 gets included in Super Robot Wars
Setsuna has been becoming an Innovator much longer than it appears.Setsuna was the youngest of the Meisters, and he first became one when he was 14 years old or younger, as a Season One flashback revealed. He first saw a Gundam when he was somewhere between 8 and 10. The 0 Gundam also seemed to have a major problem with containing GN Particles, as it just crapped them out all over the battlefield. Setsuna has also probably had more exposure to the Trans AM mode than any other pilot. Basically, Setsuna has been constantly exposed to large amounts of GN Particles throughout his life, especially during puberty. If GN Particles make Innovators, it's fully possible that he's been becoming one for a long while, and the 00 Raizer's massive amount of GN particles only sped up the process.
Setsuna is an aspirant for Grey KnightsThe whole thing is just one of the Rites Of The Emperor, aspiring Grey Knights are subjected to.
Alternatively, Setsuna is Maitreya, the Buddha of the next world who will lead humanity to an age of enlightenment. Gundam 00 is his horse and his Lotus tree. Tieria, and to some extent Saji, is his Charioteer. Ribbons is Mara.
The 00 Gundam is a prototype for the ∀ GundamTwo Words: Moonlight Butterfly.
Aeolia's master plan to unify the world is what leads to the formation of the Earth Sphere Alliance, and leads into the events of Gundam SEED.All of this lovey-dovey sparkly-ness is way too idealistic for a series on the cynical end of the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism. The above would be appropriately ironic, and fit in with ∀ Gundam's hints that all the Gundam continuities take place in a single timeline.
Graham will get a Gundam in The MovieLet's see, he's one of the best, possibly thebest, pilots in the series, seeing what he was capable of in Season 1 with vastly inferior equipment. He also didn't commit seppuku after his final loss to Setsuna, apparently due to Setsuna having convinced him that there are things worth living and fighting for. Was also seen briefly with Billy, who is now on CB's side, at the end of S2 Episode 25. In other words, it looks an awful lot like a Heel-Face Turn to me. He also didn't get much closure in the series, which is a good indication he will have a more prominent role in the movie. Combine this with the fact that CB currently only has two Gundam Meisters, and we get a recipe for Graham getting his own Gundam.
Veda will be the ultimate Big Bad.The hook for The Movie at the end of the final episode, featuring that mysterious yellow light shining from the depths of Jupiter, got me thinking of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and we all know how well supercomputers do around the gas giant. The Celestial Being will (somehow) relocate itself to Jupiter, and exposure to intensely concentrated gas particles/GN particles/quantum waves/radiation/whatever will cause Veda to develop a sentience of its own outside of the Innovades and some will go about its own interpretation of Aeolia's plan for uniting humankind for First Contact. Unification through death.
The Aliens that Aeolia found were the Transformers.This explains part of the reason for the Gundams (in the supplementary info, he conceived of mobile suits to aid in the construction and defense of the Orbital Elevators); the other is to give humans a chance against any Decepticons by creating a vehicle with the same scale and mobility. Transforming abilities are also possessed by Gundams rather than the regular mobile suits, as it took far more time to coordinate and develop those for the scale.
Sora Wo Kakeru Shoujo takes place in the future of the 00 world.QT powers are an advanced form of Quantum Brainwaves, that can do things Q Bs in 00 can't (e.g. psychokinesis). Both series involve mankind encountering aliens around Jupiter. And to go with "bad Amuro" and all the other villains played by seiyuu who voiced heroes in other Gundam shows, we have Xanthippe, a.k.a. "Bad Lacus". Oh, and Bad Ghiren Zabi, too.
Gundam 00 is a prequel to Star Trek.After the Earth Federation's GN Drives were disabled, they developed larger and less efficient versions called "warp cores", and changed their name to the Federation of Planets. Celestial Being is still around - "The Traveller" from The Next Generation is one of their agents (possibly an Innovator) who was sent to recruit Wesley Crusher - his tweaking of the Enterprise's warp core caused the ship to temporarily enter Trans-Am.
True GN Drives make use of "THE POWER".Manufactured at Jupiter. 'nuff said. The Movie will involve a battle against the Zonder.
00 is set in a timeline in which Gundam never became popularInstead of eventually meeting massive commercial sucess, the original Mobile Suit Gundam failed and was forgotten. (Incidentally, this led to the Real Robot genre not being created for another decade) Depressed after the complete failure of his new idea, Yoshiyuki Tomino decided to change the world to make it more like his vision, changing his identity and appearance to Aeolia Schenberg. Graham Aker is, in fact, a Char fanboy, not a Char clone, as he's such a massive Nipponophile that he discovered and loved the obscure failed series from 300 years before. He admired Char, and has since done everything he can to emulate him.
Tieria was created using the DNA of the 00 universe's Tedd.Does this even require explaining?
The humans of ''Gundam 00 are the Protoculture, and the aliens Aeolia found are the Protodevlin or Vajra.Gundam has never dealt with aliens before; Macross, however, is rife with them; perhaps Tomino is now looking to bring the two most popular
The GN Drives are fueled by SakuraditeThe Movie Will feature Jupiter very prominently, as did Code Geass. The good Doctor discovered a portal between the Code Geass world and the Gundam 00 world in the form of an alien floating construction facility that was used for the purpose of refining Sakuradite. Aeolia managed to restart the facility and get enough refined Sakuradite that he was able to use 24th century voodoo magic to create into a long lasting, high energy density power source. When Setsuna and The Gang reach Jupiter, the aliens they will find are Lelouch and CC , who will tell them the true source of the power for their GN Drives.
Gundam 00 is the future of the Code Geass universe
Veda is the future version of TvtropesThink of it like this: an all-knowing, computer-like entity constantly being updated with information by it's various bio-terminals? Which leads us to:
Information-type Innovades are the future version of TropersSee above.
Aeolia Schenburg is Jacque FrescoBoth are bald men with beards. Oh, and the whole futurism thing.
Gundam 00 still actually is the prequel to the UCThink about it: Minovsky particles are just neutered GN particles that lack sparkles (they probably decided that the Minovsky-Ionesco reactor was more Boring, but Practical), there are only a few colonies, and humans are just barely getting into space. All this lays the foundation for something to come up later.
Aeolia Schenberg is really Andrew RyanLet's see Utopia Justifies the Means bald guy with a cane that communicates through prerecorded messages? He obviously created a scientist's commune in space as well as under the sea! Check out the hair. If that doesn't sell it, I don't know what does. Also Pete could potentially be immortal and so still exist in this timeline. Also has to stop other "people like me."
The "Aliens" are actually people from the UC &/or CE timeline.Aeolia somehow got in contact with one of these worlds & based his technology on his observations. This explains the Haros, the Gundams & the Jupitris.
Nena is a charicature of western women.She's completely selfish, amoral, irrational, overly emotional, oversexualized, carefree to the point of dangerous irresponsibility & just all around crazy. Japanese fans like her because they find her exotic. Western fans despise her because they know waaaay too many people who are actually like that in real life.
Sousuke and Gauron are Alternate Timeline versions of Setsuna and AliA faction opposed to Aeolia's plan gained the ability to time travel and disseminated the Black Technology into the past, with the aim of causing conflicts to continue (they've already succeeded in preventing the end of the Cold War), and there are versions of the 00 cast in the FMP timeline. (Another character with a strong possibility of being an Alternate Timeline version of a 00 character is Andrei Sergeivich ("Sergei's son") Kalinin)
Gundam 00 really takes place in the Warhammer 40,000universe.
The GN Drives were originally developed as the perfect Interplanetary/Interstellar drives
There's a reason why the GN particles emitted by the Tau drives are a different colour in the second season
Aeolia (or more likely one of his minions) is responsible for Ali's actions in Krugis.Think about it. Aeolia's plan to Innovate humanity relied on 00-Raiser being piloted by a real Innovator (more accurately, someone with Innovator potential), as opposed to an Innovade like FUCKING RIBBONS. Setsuna piloting 00 is a natural follow-up from his encounter with Ribbons at the beginning of the series... but someone would need to arrange for Setsuna to be there in the first place.
Gundam 00 is actually a prequel series to Gundam X.D.O.M.E. is actually Setsuna who was preserved with Innovators being renamed Newtypes while the Lunar Base where his consciousness lies is actually the remnant's of Celestial Being's moonbase. Category F's who do not fit the standards of Newtypes were actually beings called Innovades. The Federation secret weapons being called 'Gundams' are a nod to the old records of mighty mobile suits named as such who were unstoppable juggernauts. The usage of nuclear weapons and reactors are explained by way of VEDA relaxing the restraints on their technology as the sheer length of time for true GN Drives discouraged them.
Aeolia Schenberg is really Hari Seldon.Lets face it, there's just so many similarities between the two characters to be a concidence: Secret foundations, centuries long plans, new advanced technology, and after-death recordings.
The events of the series are part of a highly calculated intervention by Special Circumstances.Veda is a prototype Culture mind and Aeolia Schenberg is a member of Special Circumstances. This would explain his foresight and how he was able to create such advanced technology 200 years before the show started. Innovadoes can come back to life by backing up, just like regular culture citizens. The orbital ring is a prototype orbital.
Aeolia isn't really dead
Gundam 00 is a sequel to UCAccording to the manual, UC starts at 2080 or so, and ends in the 2230s, while 00 picks up in the 2290s. At some point in the intervening years, the colony program was dismantled to prevent further war, most nations ceremonially dismantled mobile suits while keeping enough schematics for things to escalate really quickly if need be and several of these schematics end up leaking to outside parties, leading to buildup and redevelopment, and they reverted the calendar in a fit of conservatism. Then when history repeated itself with mobile suits and massive violence they realized it wasn't because of the colonies but rather because of human nature, and started a new space colony program.
The ELS are somehow related to the Festum.Both are metallic aliens that assimilate people and objects to gain information about them, and may or may not reach an agreement with humanity after the conclusion of their respective series. I for one was muttering "Are you there?" when the ELS first showed up...
Aeolia is really Kane of Command And ConquerBoth are bald, bearded guys leading NGOSuperpowers with a religious theme. Not to mention both show up long after appearing to die.
The production team of Gundam 00 forecasts the direction of President Barack Obama and his administration, and how his waning popularity is leading towards the potential recoup of Hillary Clinton of the Democratic nomination by 2016.Fine, this is a crack theory and should not really be taken seriously, but think about it. Season 1 of 00 ended with a popular black president for the Federation, who gives rise to A-LAWS. Season 2 ended and leading to the conclusion movie with a woman meeting the Federation's First Contact problems head on. Now, Reality Subtext: Obama's administration hasn't really dismantled the US military complex even as his press says they are slowing down on armed interventions worldwide (if you know drones are operational, and you are not living under a rock and have seen the deposition of other enemy world leaders, you know this ain't true). The possibilities of American hegemony easing down on arms may only be when a woman leads them.