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GUNDAM:

They see me troll'n
HOLY FUCKING SHIT IT'S AWESOME

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Links fixed.

edited 26th Oct '10 11:15:50 PM by CommandoDude

Isn't that a self-evident proposition?

 3 Funnyguts, Wed, 27th Oct '10 7:49:43 AM from French Bread!
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ONE SEASON OF GUNDAM IS BETTER THAN ANOTHER SEASON OF GUNDAM
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 4 Demongodofchaos 2, Wed, 27th Oct '10 9:15:49 AM from Reality Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
I am become death, Destroyer of worlds
Now if only japan built a Mecha Ghidorah so the gundam could fight it.
I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil, I JUST FIGHT!

 5 Durazno, Wed, 27th Oct '10 9:22:29 AM from Academia Relationship Status: Robosexual
All business!
Waitisec. It's 60 feet tall?

That means... that means that modern fighter jets are larger than Gundams? HOLY CRAP! Here I was, picturing them as colossi striding across the battlefield swatting fighters out of the air with their hands when...

I... I need to sit down.

 6 Funnyguts, Wed, 27th Oct '10 9:23:33 AM from French Bread!
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^Yeah, Gundam is Real Robot, not Super Robot.

edited 27th Oct '10 9:23:46 AM by Funnyguts

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 7 Deboss, Wed, 27th Oct '10 9:52:06 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I think the US needs to build some giant robots to combat the Japanese.
@Duranzo: Hell, in 0079, the original Gundam gets banged up pretty badly by tanks.

Also, I always preferred the Zeon mobile suits to the Federation ones. I mean, between the MS-18e Kampfer, which is pretty much a mobile arsenal (two shotguns, two bazookas, and two disposable Panzer Faust rockets, plus the typical beam sabers and head mounted vulcan cannons), and the NZ-666 Kshatriya, which, well, just see for yourself, the Federations GMs and Jegans just don't match up.

edited 27th Oct '10 11:31:37 AM by Miijhal

 
High-performance Zeon prototype MS vs. Federation grunt suits isn't exactly a fair comparison.

The Kampfer was meant to be mass produced, but was employed so late in the war that it didn't matter. And one of them took out about ten or so Federation mobile suits in 0080, and even gave Gundam Alex a run for its money, despite having run out of ammo (although the fact Gundam Alex was being piloted by a non-Newtype certainly helped). Plus, the Stark Jegan, which the Kysatriya goes up against in that video, is a high-end prototype as well.

And I'm talking stylistically, too. Those two are my favorite designs in the series. Though I am fond of the S Gundam's over-the-top design, as well. :P

And holy fuck that was geeky.

edited 27th Oct '10 12:35:05 PM by Miijhal

 
 11 Commando Dude, Wed, 27th Oct '10 4:12:53 PM from Cauhlefohrnia
They see me troll'n
I always prefer the Federation suits to the Zeon/ZAFT ones.

The Fed suits just look cooler.
(srahc 84) eltit
Gundam is cool. I need to get around to watching ZZ...
I guess it is.
Darkness and Disgrace
Eh, the Federation has Gundams, which typically meant to be the coolest mobile suit in any season, but Zeon has the advantage in sheer number of different models. The Feds only get a couple of GM types, if that.

That said, the Sinanju is now officially my favorite Universal Century Mobile Suit.

Funnily enough, the average Mobile Suit size is actually an artifact of the other Super Robot series of the time that Gundam still technically counted as. I like it that way, though. I love Mini-Mecha as well, but part of Gundam's appeal to me is that it's still a Super Robot series at heart.

Save a webcomic, read Commander Kitty! "You got your head all tangled up, but if I could only make you care..."
 14 Deboss, Wed, 27th Oct '10 7:42:59 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I'd have liked to see more Gouf customs running around.
 15 Durazno, Wed, 27th Oct '10 9:03:13 PM from Academia Relationship Status: Robosexual
All business!
I'm a fan of Gogg, personally. The hunched, mean silhouette, the tentacle arms and the delightfully silly name all appeal to me. The mega particle cannons in its torso don't hurt, either.

 16 Rocket Dude, Wed, 27th Oct '10 9:05:31 PM from AZ, United States
This hat doesn't fit!
I like(d) G Gundam.

edited 27th Oct '10 9:05:49 PM by RocketDude

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 17 Furiko Maru, Wed, 27th Oct '10 10:31:23 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Hyaku Shiki is my favourite UC model. Somethin' about it just rubs me the right way.

In AC it's Epyon all the way, though naturally Deathscythe is a close second, especially the film version.

 18 Funnyguts, Thu, 28th Oct '10 4:34:05 AM from French Bread!
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I always preferred Tallgeese III to Epyon. It didn't look really bulky, and it could actually fight at long range.
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 19 Deboss, Thu, 28th Oct '10 4:55:25 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I'll second dislike of Epyon.
A purely melee weapon in space does seem like a completely idiotic idea.
 
 21 Funnyguts, Thu, 28th Oct '10 5:05:45 AM from French Bread!
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I just want to know why five out of the six Gundams are focused on close range. I know that each doctor has their specialties (and Treize has his sense of aesthetics), but only Heavyarms has dedicated long-range weaponry? (Remember, Wing's buster rifle can only be fired three times. Zero is better but it's still intended for close-range combat.)
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 22 Deboss, Thu, 28th Oct '10 6:35:24 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Well, they've all got the head Vulcans except Sand Rock, who's got missiles IIRC. Death Scythe has his beam shield dealie (and it bites him in the ass more than once), Wing 1 had the buster cannon, Sand Rock had a Mecha sized Uzi, and Shenlong had flamethrowers a throwable shield, and the extendo arm.

Considering that they're supposed to be borderline indestructible except for beam weaponry, the most common of which is a close range weapon, focusing on being able to curb stomp on anything that gets close makes some sense.
 23 Durazno, Thu, 28th Oct '10 8:23:24 AM from Academia Relationship Status: Robosexual
All business!
Oh, yeah, I'd forgotten about Hyaku Shiki! It's a lot of fun to play with in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, too.

A purely melee weapon in space does seem like a completely idiotic idea.

Oh, undoubtedly. But on the other hand, it's also a 20+ meter tall humanoid war machine, so it couldn't get away from being completely idiotic even if it were properly armed.

 24 Edmania, Thu, 28th Oct '10 8:32:47 AM from under a pile of erasers
o hai
I'm pretty sure that the Gundams that are actually in space are far larger than just several meters...
If people learned from their mistakes, there wouldn't be this thing called bad habits.
 25 Deboss, Thu, 28th Oct '10 8:41:47 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
IIRC, most Gundams come in at ~18 meters tall.
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