Gundam AGE (the mobile suit) is based on a Gundam from a previous AU.In just the first episode, Flit is told by his butler (in a flashback) that Gundam is a saviour that put an end to wars in the past, and that it has been passed down in the Asuno family for many generations. Sound familiar?
The UE are rogue AIThis would help explain how they showed up out of no where and why their attack pattern can apparently be predicted with math
How can there be three generational protagonists in a single series that covers 100 years? Simple, Flit and Asemu will die after losing to the Big Bad.Much like Infinity Blade, the future sons will be driven to avenge their fathers. This will require them having to further develop the AGE system through experience in battles against the UE. Eventually, Kio (the third son) will have enough experience and skill to be the one who finally takes down the Big Bad. The fact that a game studio is co-producing the series adds further reason for this.
Gundam AGE is a prequel to ∀ Gundam; or at least, a more direct prequel than every other seriesOne of the very first things you see in the first episode is a Union officer walking alongside an HRL officer, meaning that Mobile Suit Gundam 00 happened some time in AGE's past. But looking at Flit's little flashback to the painting of the Gundam, his butler mentioned that the Asuno family has been building mobile suits and Gundams for generations... meaning that they're the heirs/descendants of Anaheim Electronics.
The UE are human beings who have returned to the Earth Sphere in order to get revenge for their ancestors having been driven into deep space.During the war torn past of the A.G. one of the factions was either driven out of or fled the Earth Sphere. They settled in deep space most likely around Jupiter, assuming no FTL. In the following centuries these people developed a completely different culture and technological design aesthetic. Somebody or bodies high up in the U.E government wasn't happy with their deep space civilization. And wanted to get revenge/justice on the Earth Federal Government. They declared war on the EFG, and have deployed advanced scouts to test the military capabilities of the Earth Federal Forces. And strike terror in the hearts of the EFG populace in preparation for a full scale invasion.
Yurin is an UE agent.That explains why she was afraid of the Gundam initially, appeared seemingly out of nowhere in an evacuated colony, and knew about the tunnel that was going to be bombed.
The U.E. are all X-Rounders/Newtypes out for Revenge against the Earth Sphere.In the past of the A.G. there was a moderate sized population of X-Rounders. And their abilities were exploited by all the waring factions. X-Rounders were forcibly conscription into the government/military because they were regarded as to dangerous and useful to be left to their own devices. The X-Rounders on all sides got sick of this treatment and they rebelled. All the factions united under the banner of the Earth Federal Government. To Form a united front against the X-Rounder rebellion. With the aid of a Gundam Pilot(who may have been an ancestor of Flit Asuno) the EFG won the war. And the Rebel X-Rounders along with their friends family members and allies all fled into deep space. In centuries following the war people in Earth Shpere mostly for got about X-Rounders and the technologies that were related to them were discarded;Psy-commu. Psycho-Frame. Bits and Funnels.
Yurin and Desil are going to die.Their only presence in the opening is as transparent images that appear right after the image of Flit's mother. Who is dead.
Desil is going to be the Big Bad and take the Enfante Terrible trope to the max.It will be a cool twist if Yark Dole, who is being set up as a sinister and mysterious character, turns out to be a Red Herring and that he follows Decil's orders and not the other way around. Moreover, we've seen how talented Decil is as a mobile suit pilot, so it would provide a much bigger threat to the Diva if he was the boss of the UE or whoever will be the true enemy.
The AGE System is Devil Gundam.A machine that works on the same principles as natural evolution? Let us hope it never turns evil.
The UE's mission is to force humanity back to Earth.Which is why they want to terrorize people to abandon their colonies rather than destroying them outright. Thus making their plan a reverse of Char's.
The UE is not trying to fight humanity, but force them to become strongerWhy else would that UE mobile suit stop and retreat right when Flit imposes himself in its path? It's the same reason why they didn't outright destroy Nora given several chances; rather than kill them, the UE is inflicting damage in order to force humanity to overcome adversity, and thus become stronger in order to be ready to fight some other stronger unknown enemy in the future.
Flit and/or Asem will perform a Face-Heel Turn at the end of their arcs.Said will make up Asem/Kio's major motivation for fighting the UE.
Flit and Yurin will get together at the end of the first story arc.The design of Asem in concept art is a throw-off to make us believe that Flit and Emily will get together rather than Flit and Yurin. It may also be possible that isn't even Asem's final design, and is either a false design used as a ruse to prevent spoilers or an early design from when the Official Couple was different. Wishful thinking...
The announcement that JAM Project will be doing the opening to the show was not false.Anime series tend to have multiple openings, and many anime series add in a more intense opening to match the dire situations later in the show. As such, Galileo Galilei's calm and collected opening will be replaced by JAM Project's inevitably intense, hard-rock opening when the story ramps up. Or, alternatively...
There will be an opening and ending representing each story arc and its main character.Each story arc will feature a new opening that matches the ideals and dispositions of the featured protagonist. The current opening by Galileo Galilei is level-headed and determined, matching Flit's personality to a T. When Asem takes center-stage from his father, the opening will change to more of an intense, headstrong, hard rock ballad to match. Kio will also have an opening fitting his personality.
Gundam AGE will become self-aware.Come on! It's a mobile suit that's designed to evolve like an organic entity as it accumulates experience. You just know that at some point it's going to develop thoughts and will of its own.
Gundam AGE is centuries after Gundam WingThink about it. Its said that Mobile Suits were abandoned centuries ago until the UE arrived. And that Gundams used to protect things. Its getting blatantly obvious now.
How will Desil react to the fact that Flit is an X-Rounder?We all know he'll figure it out eventually.
X-Rounders are the UEThey seem to be humanlike but they are not original humans from Earth.
The first part of the series is going to end with a downer Wham Episode.Yurin, as well as tons of supporting characters, die and the Diva and Age-1 both get wrecked. Moreover, the U.E. will be successful at whatever their doing. But Flit escapes with the AGE system, and swears that "One day, my descendents and the Gundam will be your doom!"
Each part of the series will be heavily lifted from an older Gundam series.The first part owes a fair amount to Mobile Suit Gundam: Flit bonds with the show's Lalah Sune Expy and said Expy goes the Lalah way as well. The battle for Ambat rather resembles the one for Solomon too (complete with Big Zam Expy in the closing moments of episode 14)... things will probably end with a final duel (hopefully to the death) between Desil and Flit. And in the final part of the show, the UE will turn out to be Coordinators. Who knows?
The Earth Federal Forces will be enemies in Part 2.The Federation's cover-up of the Mars Colonization Plan is what led to the war in the first place, and they clearly haven't learned by their treatment of Grodek and the Diva's mission. In order to stop the cycle from repeating itself, they'll have to fight against the Federation itself and expose the corrupt elements, much like what happened in Zeta Gundam. Of course, they'll still have to fight the UE, and it may even culminate in a Mêlée à Trois at the end.
Flit will be forced to face-off against Asem.It's clear that Flit will always hate Veigan for as long as he lives. However, Asem might see and understand the plight the martian colonists face. It would thus be very interesting to see Asem, Millais, and the Diva crew turn on the Earth Federation and become a third side, which would surely result in Asem having to fight against his own father's forces.
Groodeck will return in the second generation.He's only in jail, and he's also got more experience fighting the UE than anyone else. The Federation just might give him a special pardon when the UE rears its ugly head again, just so they can get at his experience.
Veigan's goal is total extermination of the entire Federation.So far, Veigan has mostly attacked civilian colonies with no Federation military presence. Flit also reveals in episode 16 that the Federation has sued for peace multiple times, but Veigan has refused all of their offers. Veigan's ultimate goal could be a Final Solution regarding all humans who were born and raised in the Earth Sphere, at which point the Mars colonists would settle the planet.
Kio's mother/Asem's wife is Romary.Based on Gundam Age's law of genetics, the son will take on his mother's hair colour and style(applicable only to generations after Flit). Asem clearly has Emily's blonde hair and that signature plaid then she still has, although far more flamboyant. Kio has brown hair and a style akin to what Romary has now. Also oddly creepy as Romary resembles Flit's mother heavily.
On the other hand, he's the sister's sonAsem has been shown to be willing to take risks to save even people he doesn't care for much, so he may die sacrificing himself. This would spur Flit on and possibly start to inspire peace with others.
Desil will backstab ZeheartIt's very obvious that Desil resents Zeheart for having a higher rank than him, and he even makes an offhand threat about revealing the true reason why Zeheart failed to destroy the Gundam in Episode 20. At some point, he's going to try and oust Zeheart and take his place as Commander of the Earth Occupation Forces.
Frederick is the Vagan spyAs the Number Two to Flit Asuno, Frederick seems way too good to be true. If the above is true, then he is using his position as a strategist to give the Earth Federal Forces minor victories, all the while preparing for one, massive Vagan victory. Moreover, his Sorting Algorithm of Face Heel Turning resulted in a 3.8, which makes his likelihood of being a Vagan considerably high.
The reason Descil and Zeheart could not sense Asemu in episode 26 was because the helmet in episode 25 only fried the part of Asemu's brain that connects to other X-Rounders.
Asemu will go into a vegetative state by the end of the Second GenerationThis would be a perfect nod to Zeta Gundam and a fitting way to set the table for the Third Generation. But wait, how will Kio come into the world? Simple: While Asemu is in a vegetative state, The Company/Illuminati man from episode 23 will grab Romary and use her to create Ace Pilots with Asemu's genes, not unlike the Les Enfants Terribles Project.
The former Federation Prime Minister isn't actually dead.The narration explaining how the prime minister was executed for treason is merely misinformation, since Flit specifically states that he wanted all of the information the prime minister had.
Ezelcart will attempt to recruit KioThink about it. Who've been the main thorns in the Vaigan's side all this time and almost the entirety of why everything hasn't been going All According to Plan? The Asunos. Think about it. Imagine if he took the only force capable of opposing him and made it his own?
In the third generation Asemu will fight on Vagan's sideThe third opening features a Gundam belonging to Vagan. That's Asemu's Gundam, improved by the Vagans. At some point during the third generation (likely near the halfway point) Asemu will reappear to bail out Zeheart, shocking everyone on both sides (Zeheart included, since he probably wasn't told). This will likely be accompanied (or followed) by a new OP and the start of the final part of the story.
During the Third Generation, Veigan's entire motives will be revealed to be a big ol' lieFrom the shot of what life in their capital actually is, its possible that the so called catastrophe that gave birth to Veigan was not as bad as it seemed, or was GREATLY exaggerated. Ezelcant took advantage of this to form a fighting force completely loyal to him that would do anything he said. This'll be revealed mid to late way through the generation, causing many Vagans to throw down arms.
Asemu is not the pilot of that black Gundam AGE-2 from the opening.Given that the symbol from the OP is from Visidian. Also, Asemu did join forces with Wivik, a member from Visidian, and he went missing after that. It's quite possible that this black Gundam AGE-2 is actually a tribute to Asemu.
Asemu will become a Captain Harlock expy in the Third Generation.Complete with his own Eye Patch of Power and his own equivalent of the Arcadia.
A theory about future events in the Third Generation.The remaining Federation forces will gather together and repel the Vagan attack. Then they will go to space and launch an attack on the Vagan fortress. After destroying it they will set course for Mars, with the goal of destroying the Vagan colony and ending the war once and for all. On the way they will have to fight Zeheart’s forces, but will eventually make it… only to discover the place has been abandoned and is completely devoid of resources. The Vagan civilians have all been moved to Earth and the roles have been reversed – if they continue to fight the Federation forces will be the invaders. Currently such a development is highly unlikely, but it will be a nice surprise if it actually happens.
Asemu fathered WootbitThe blond hair is one evidence, plus the fact that he uses his mother's surname also give credence to the theory.
There will be a Fourth Generation.Early promotions for the shows says that the war will go onfor around 100 years. Sunrise revealed almost every detail about the series (mostly on the Gundams, but still), but they probably want to keep this one detail under wraps.
Wivik Lambro will returnCaptain Ash Or should I say super pirate Asemu is commanding one ship ther may be two the other is piloted by Wivik the two will possibly form a big Big Damn Heroes later and save the day with a revelation on the cursed treasure
Kio will join Visidian
Flit will undergo a Heel Realization which will lead to both a My God, What Have I Done? and Redemption Equals Death scenarioAt some point during the third generation, Flit is going to realize how much his obsession with destroying Vagan has cost him and what it's driven him to do, or that Yurin would never have wanted him to do the things he's done to avenge her death, especially where his family is concerned. Realizing this will lead to Redemption Equals Death, possibly during one last battle with the AGE-1 (which will naturally be wrecked in the process). His last words will probably be an apology to either Asemu or Kio (or both, depending) for not being a better father/grandfather. Or maybe he'll have a vision of Yurin, waiting for him. Either way it'll probably be a massive Tear Jerker.
Flit is going to disown Kio for a timeKio has now seen what Vagan really is and how the people are suffering, and won't agree with Flit on wiping them all out. Not only that, to try to save Lu he gave the information of Gundam AGE-03 away to Vagan so they could make their own Gundam. Plus, the fact Kio is holding back not to kill Vagans now means it'll all accumulate to Flit disowning Kio for being a 'failure'.
Should a fourth generation happen, the key Asuno of this generation will be femaleTo break from tradition after three straight generations of male Asuno's taking up the mantle of Gundam, the fourth, should it happen, will have Kio's daughter be the next pilot of the Gundam.
Pilots of Vagan's new Mobile SuitsVagan G-Bouncer: Deen Anon will be the pilot. The fourth OP shows a greenish/gold version of Woolf's G-Bouncer as part of the Vagan fleet alongside an upgraded Farsia and Gundam Legilis. We know Deen has joined the Vagan military since Lu's death, and apparently has it out for Kio. He'll be given the Vagan G-Bouncer so he can act as The Rival to Kio (since Zeheart hasn't really interacted with Kio beyond the attack on Olivernotes) even though the original G-Bouncer is admittedly is an obsolete suit, which suggests modifications will be made to its design, perhaps with the aid of the EXA-DB fragment in Vagan's possession. Farsia MKII: The only person I can really think of who might pilot it is Fram Nara, since she's a girl and the Farsia is a pretty feminine-looking MS. This would also allow her to go into battle alongside Zeheart, and will draw her into conflict with Flit because she's piloting the same suit Yurin died in. Gundam Legilis: We're shown in Ep. 40 that Ezelcant's health is rapidly deteriorating (he has at best three months to live after the time-skip) and that means he probably can't keep up the same level of ass-kicking that he displayed in Legilis during Kio's escape. As such he will be replaced as the Legilis' pilot by that guy in the tank Ezelcant was seen approaching in episode 40 and saying he would "leave everything to". A clone of himself, maybe?
Second Moon will transform into the Humongous Mecha seen in the fourth opening, powered by Vagan X-rounders.
Ezelcant manipulated Zeheart's mind with his X-Rounder abilities.
If Gundam AGE was in Super Robot Wars.....
Alternatively, SRW Gundam AGE will be part of a Time Travel plot, with a meetup between young Flit, Asemu, and Kio.Kid from the Future x2! Dual Boss with Desil and Desil!
Plots for the hypothetical AGE movie
If Fourth Generation happened, there will be AGE-0 Gundam AGE-Zero
The reason the AGE-3 couldn't keep up with Kio was because of shoddy construction.The AGE-3 was created almost single-handedly by Flit, who at this point is a crazy old man. Of course something built by someone like him wouldn't be very reliable, especially with someone with sub-par piloting skills like Kio in the cockpit.
Gundam AGE-FX is made of out Gundanium AlloyDespite the fact that it gets hit many times, it never even gets a scratch. It's pretty agile as well. Just like all five Gundam in Gundam Wing.
Asemu really was Gay for ZeheartExplains so much on why he REALLY left his family. I mean, he doesn't even contact them or worry about the family! So this is the logical solution. After all, his first reunion with Zeheart involved Mecha glomping the Ghiranga