YMMV: Mobile Fighter G Gundam

  • Crazy Awesome: The Series itself, being the franchise's Oddball in the Series.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: All the ethnic and national stereotypes probably would've been more offensive if the series wasn't so over-the-top and silly.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Check out the Gundam page for entries from this series.
  • Die for Our Ship:
    • Allenby with the Domon/Rain shippers and Rain with the Domon/Allenby shippers.
    • Domon, if you ship Rain with George or Chibodee. Because it's not like he has the Freudian Excuse that makes him harsh to everyone, nooooo, he has to be a drunkard and evil Domestic Abuser...
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Hans Holgar from Neo Denmark. He's got a fish-shaped Gundam, but his smarts and and VERY good looks have given him a special place in the fans' hearts.
    • Master Asia's horse, Fuunsaiki, qualifies: What else can you expect when a horse gets a Gundam of its own?
    • Neo Holland's Nether / Windmill Gundam shows up a lot when people are describing the series.
    • And Kyral Mekirel, Handicapped Badass Grandpa.
    • In Japan, Mandala Gundam is fairly popular - evidently due to its especially bizarre design. (This backfired when G Gundam toys were released stateside: Mandala Gundam action figures were always the ones left hanging on the shelves.)
    • Not just Fuun Saiki, Master Asia himself is insanely popular among mecha fans. He even finished runner-up in the SaiGAR 2007 tournament!
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: While on the personal level it's happy, on the global scale it may not be as happy as it seems. There's another Gundam Fight coming, though the pilots' resolve to preserve the Earth means that it might not be as ecologically-devastating this time round. The tone of the series and the conversation between Chairman Karato and Dr. Kasshu in the finale seems to strongly imply that they will devise a way to make the system less destructive, especially since Dr. Kasshu himself is now free to have another try at creating something that can restore Earth that won't decide to Kill All Humans if it gets a little dinged up on landing.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Michelo, replete with dark colors and Spikes of Villainy.
  • Fetish Fuel Station Attendant: Domon, a male example.
  • Fountain of Memes: Goes hand-in-hand with being an Oddball in the Series that runs on Narm Charm.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Blink and you miss it, but the Twin Towers are visible in some of the establishing shots for Manhattan.
    • Andrew's accusation that the report Neo Russia compiled on the accident that killed his wife was a cover-up is a bit painful to hear after the Russian annexation of Crimea and the subsequent information war between it and the West.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Neo France apparently uses Neo Francs, even though France stopped dealing in francs when it adopted the euro in 2002.
  • Ho Yay: Chibodee, with Domon, especially in their Neo Hong Kong match. It's very MANLY, too.
  • Love It or Hate It: Audiences either palm their face or cheer when the martial arts-related antics start happening.
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Both Prime Minister Wong and Master Asia are very good plotters.
    • Major Ulube Ishikawa is either this or a highly-efficient Smug Snake.
  • Memetic Badass:
    • Master Asia, who could solo the Gundam multiverse. On foot armed only with a sash.
    • Also Domon and Rain as a "Memetic Sweet Couple", only Garrod and Tiffa edge them out in that regard.
  • Memetic Mutation: Any variation of Domon's Shining/Erupting God Finger attack, due to the ridiculous levels of Narm Charm it exudes.
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: Americans Love Chibodee Crocket. He's a Boisterous Bruiser who manages to fit every Eagle Land stereotype imaginable, and his Gundam is a six-shooting cowboy quarterback with a surfboard. He's enormously popular in the United States because he's so damn Crazy Awesome.
  • Narm Charm: It's Gundam mixed with hot blood and revolves around a Tournament Arc. It's chock full of over-the-top Narm moments. And yet, this show wouldn't even be half as good as it is if it was NOT corny and narmy. The narmiest moment was Master Asia declaring he would become: SUPER ASIA.
  • Newer Than They Think: Robot Jox predates this anime by four years and has a similar plot.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Some feel this way about the previous generation of the Shuffle Alliance.
  • Superlative Dubbing: The English dub hams it up so well that many swear up and down it's far more entertaining than the Japanese audio. On top of that, they kept all of the songs intact.
  • Wangst: Domon and Rain's relationship slips into this occasionally, notably towards the end of the series.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Some of the Gundam designs are freaking surreal. The director himself said that he was giggling while giving a few of them to the animators. (At least the Skull and Ashura Gundams have a legitimate excuse: they were sent in by kids in a viewer contest.)
  • What Measure Is a Non-Badass?: Rain had the misfortune of falling in love with Domon at the end of the series. Cue the cries of "Rain lost coolness because of that" from the fans. They consider her "inferior" to Allenby due to being more traditionally feminine than she is and for being the Ms. Fanservice, ignoring her multifaceted personality. Not to mention, Rain fully demonstrated that just because she doesn't like to fight doesn't mean she's not good at it, especially after piloting the Rising Gundam to rescue Allenby from DG Cell takeover.
  • Woolseyism:
    • Chibodee's nicknames for the other fighters are changed from national adjectives, to simply the names of their countries. E.g., he says things like "hey, Neo-Japan" rather than "hey, Japanese", the latter of which is a slur in the States.
    • Also, the song that Rain and Chibodee's crew sings when he fights Romario. In Japanese, it's the end credits song. In English? AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.
  • World of Ham: This anime is a mile-high ham and cheese sandwich with the works. And it's glorious. Perhaps even more so with the English dub.