YMMV / Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam

  • Angst? What Angst?: One of Tobia's defining characteristics. While it's not like he doesn't angst at all (this is a Gundam story after all), he can sleep it off and be completely fine the next day. Played with when he has to act shell-shocked to (briefly) infiltrate the Jupiter Empire.
  • Arc Fatigue: Volume 5 starts with Mother Vanguard sunk and Kincade supposedly killed, but then it hits the brakes for a while and focuses on Tobia, Berah, and Bernadette on Earth undergoing a collective Heroic B.S.O.D. over said events, sitting out the war as the Jovians walk all over the Federation. It isn't until Kincade comes back at the start of Volume 6 that things pick up again.
  • Cargo Ship: Grey Stoke has a brotherly bond with the Gump. Which makes sense, since he's been using it ever since it was called the ZZ Gundam.
  • Contested Sequel: Skull Heart, Steel Seven and Ghost.
  • Fanon: Fans like to believe that Tomino's original proposal for Gundam F91 included Crossbone; it's uncertain, but seems pretty unlikely.
  • Retroactive Recognition: The Elgolela (the transforming mobile armor piloted by Bernadette) was a fan-submitted design for a contest; the designer was Kanetake Ebikawa, who would go on to work on such series as Full Metal Panic! and Gundam 00.
  • Memetic Badass: Tobia. Seriously - the kid is tough.
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    • Want further evidence? Ghost reveals that even blinded, he's a master mobile suit pilot.
  • Tough Act to Follow: In a rather specific case, Yuuichi Hasegawa's character designs are generally considered a major step down from Yasuhiko Yoshikazu's work for F91.

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