YMMV / Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

  • Epileptic Trees:
    • Is Mariemaia really Treize's daughter, or did Dekim lie to her? The question is never given a definitive answer, though the novel and manga hint that she's not, since Dekim's Famous Last Words are "I can make another Mariemaia if need be! After all, I found her on the stree-" However, Mariemaia is definitely Treize's daughter as indicated by Episode Zero, in which an injured Treize is cared for by Leia Barton. Whether or not the Maremaia seen in the movie is the real one or not is another matter entirely.

      The English dub makes this somewhat more ambiguous, with Dekim saying "We can always create another Mariemaia! I made her, after all!". This could possibly be interpreted as Dekim staking his claim as The Man Behind the Man. Dekim might have used Mariemaia's parentage as a pretext for turning her into a figurehead, but claims that if she were gone, he could do the same thing to any other girl he finds. A bit of a stretch, true, but that's why we have this trope.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: It's bad enough that the regular troops of the Mariemaia Army wear Nazi-style uniforms that have all potential coolness or intimidation factor ruined by coloring the shirts an eye-searing pink. But their "M"-emblem on their service hats make them look like McDonald's employees on top of it.
  • Tear Jerker: Heero's speech to Wufei during the final part of their battle really tugs on the heartstrings.
    "Wufei, tell me...how many more people must we kill?...How many more times must I kill that girl and her dog?"
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Not so much characters, but mechs. Even though each Gundam got redesigned to amp up the coolness factor, only Wing Zero and Altron see any action over the course of the film. Deathscythe Hell, Sandrock, and Heavyarms are only briefly seen at the end, and they don't get a lot of opportunities to show their stuff.