YMMV / SD Gundam Force

  • Accentuate the Negative: This series has been generally panned by many anime and Gundam fans who failed to see the positive aspects.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: A lot of Gundam fans like to pretend that this series doesn't exist.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: While General Zeong may have been conceived as an Expy of the Perfect Zeong, its bright red coloring, attack drones, ridiculously powerful abilities and status as the Final Boss make him more of an Expy of the Neo Zeong.
  • Love It or Hate It: When it first aired, SDGF was flamed to a crisp by some viewers as a Lighter and Softer perversion of Gundam that ruined the franchise. However, quite a few Gundam fans enjoy it because of the flashes of depth lurking beneath the cutesy exterior, ranging from extended Mythology Gags to deeper characterization than one normally expects from a kids' show.
  • Nightmare Fuel
    • The Expies of Heavyarms, Sandrock, and Shenlong were melted down to provide General Zeong with Gundanium armor. Princess Rele even comes across what's left of them! Remember, these are living beings we're talking about here.
    • Shute's brainwashing at the hands of General Zeong takes place in an illusion of his worst nightmares. It's a world where the Dark Axis have won, his older self urges him to give up, and Captain's last actions before finally kicking the bucket is to nearly kill Shute.
  • Older Than They Think: The roots of this series have been around since at least the 1980s. Lacroa and Ark are the default universes for the Knight Gundam and Musha Gundam storylines respectively, and the designs for most of the Neotopian Gundams and Dark Axis characters are lifted wholesale from the Game Boy game SD Gundam G-Arms.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Milestone Celebration: Technically, this series is the 25th anniversary series of Gundam. Yet instead of giving us something such as a Gundam version of Kamen Rider Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisennote , or an adaptation of something such as Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam...we got this series instead.
  • Toy Ship: Shute has a crush on Sayla but she's old enough for this to become a Precocious Crush. Later on Rele crushes on Shute and is eager to spend time with him.
  • Villain Decay: The Quirky Miniboss Squad were all dangerous when they appeared initially, but were reduced to being completely harmless later. Tallgeese also suffers from this.
    • Cobramaru also. He first appears with a reputation for bringing down nine castles in Ark, but time and time again success is juuust pulled out from under his nose by Shute and Captain. Eventually, Kibaomaru decides to just fire him.
    • This trope is lampshaded by the Zako Soldiers during the Zako Zako Hour.
  • What an Idiot
    • Destroyer Dom. He spent an entire battle taking advice on how to work his gun from the enemy, and was surprised when it blew up in his face.
    • Bakunetsumaru occasionally falls into this trope as well, like when he falls for some Zakos' Paper Thin Disguises