* AngstWhatAngst: One of Tobia's defining characteristics. While it's not like he doesn't angst at all (this ''is'' a Franchise/{{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.
* ArcFatigue: Volume 5 starts with [[spoiler: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 HeroicBSOD over said events, sitting out the war as the Jovians walk all over the Federation. It isn't until [[spoiler:Kincade comes back]] at the start of Volume 6 that things pick up again.
* CargoShip: Grey Stoke has a brotherly bond with the Gump. Which makes sense, since he's been using it ever since [[spoiler:it was called the ZZ Gundam]].
* ContestedSequel: ''Skull Heart'', ''Steel Seven'' and ''Ghost''.
* {{Fanon}}: Fans like to believe that Tomino's original proposal for ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]]'' included ''Crossbone''; it's uncertain, but seems pretty unlikely.
* InternetBackdraft: As per tradition, the fans are ''not'' very pleased that the HGUC Crossbone Gundam's other variation kits being released as a Bandai Hobby Online Shop exclusive.
* RetroactiveRecognition: The Elgolela (the transforming mobile armor piloted by [[spoiler:Bernadette]]) was a fan-submitted design for a contest; the designer was Kanetake Ebikawa, who would go on to work on such series as ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''.
* MemeticBadass: Tobia. Seriously - the kid is ''tough''.
** [[http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8849/1246724158388.jpg For more information.]]
** Want further evidence? ''Ghost'' reveals that [[spoiler:even blinded, he's a master mobile suit pilot.]]
* MemeticMutation: Crossbone Anime when?/never. [[labelnote:explanation]]Among diehard fans, the manga series is ''extremely'' notorious for not being adapted into an Animation format, even with the manga topping in the official Animation adaptation polls. However, it doesn't help that the studio still produce other Gundam shows, which fans believe that they have "ignored" or treated the series as ''non-existent''. [[/labelnote]]
* ToughActToFollow: In a rather specific case, Yuuichi Hasegawa's character designs are generally considered a major step down from Yasuhiko Yoshikazu's work for ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 F91]]''.
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