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* MookLieutenant: Leo's with shoulder cannons are always piloted by squadron leaders and they lead detachments against whatever the threat of the week is.


* DesignatedHero: As noted in GreyAndGrayMorality, the actions of the Gundam pilots can easily be construed as paramilitary terrorism. Of particular note is Wufei's actions against Victoria Base, where he targets the barracks before destroying their mobile suits.


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** Of particular note is Wufei's actions against Victoria Base in episode 4, where he targets the barracks ''before'' destroying their mobile suits.


* DesignatedHero: As noted in GrayOnGrayMorality, the actions of the Gundam pilots can easily be construed as paramilitary terrorism. Of particular note is Wufei's actions against Victoria Base, where he targets the barracks before destroying their mobile suits.

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* DesignatedHero: As noted in GrayOnGrayMorality, GreyAndGrayMorality, the actions of the Gundam pilots can easily be construed as paramilitary terrorism. Of particular note is Wufei's actions against Victoria Base, where he targets the barracks before destroying their mobile suits.


* DetectEvil: In early drafts, Wu Fei was a Newtype with the ability to sense evildoers.

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* DesignatedHero: As noted in GrayOnGrayMorality, the actions of the Gundam pilots can easily be construed as paramilitary terrorism. Of particular note is Wufei's actions against Victoria Base, where he targets the barracks before destroying their mobile suits.
* DetectEvil: In early drafts, Wu Fei Wufei was a Newtype with the ability to sense evildoers.


* GatlingGood: Gundam Heavyarms is almost the personification of this trope. Never mind the Heavyarms Custom in ''Endless Waltz'', which uses ''four gatling guns simultaneously''. Plus ''four more of them'' hidden in its chest.

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* GatlingGood: Gundam Heavyarms is almost the personification of this trope. Never mind the Heavyarms Custom [[spoiler:and the Serpents]] in ''Endless Waltz'', which uses ''four gatling guns simultaneously''. Plus ''four more of them'' hidden in its chest.


Aside from a number of prequel and sequel mangas, an official sequel, the novel ''New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop'' was published in August of 2010. ''Frozen Teardrop'' takes place on Mars (and uses the Mars Century calendar to keep track of the orbital differences) a few decades after the events of ''Endless Waltz'' and sees the children of various ''Wing'' characters end up embroiled in battles and political intrigue right alongside their parents and mentors. The novel's story also fleshes out the backstories for Heero Yuy and Treize Khushrenada. Running simultaneously (staring in September 2010), ''New Mobile Report Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: The Glory of Losers'' serves as a retelling of the TV series, while tying in with ''Frozen Teardrop'', incorporating elements from the other side stories, and using Hajime Katoki's redesigns of the Gundams from ''Endless Waltz'' and the model lines.

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Aside from a number of prequel and sequel mangas, an official sequel, the novel ''New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop'' was published in August of 2010. ''Frozen Teardrop'' takes place on Mars (and uses the Mars Century calendar to keep track of the orbital differences) a few decades after the events of ''Endless Waltz'' and sees the children of various ''Wing'' characters end up embroiled in battles and political intrigue right alongside their parents and mentors. The novel's story also fleshes out the backstories for Heero Yuy and Treize Khushrenada. Running simultaneously (staring in (from September 2010), 2010 to November 2017), ''New Mobile Report Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: The Glory of Losers'' serves as a retelling of the TV series, while tying in with ''Frozen Teardrop'', incorporating elements from the other side stories, and using Hajime Katoki's redesigns of the Gundams from ''Endless Waltz'' and the model lines.


* AcePrototype: Wing Zero and Tallgeese. The former is the very first Gundam ever designed and deemed to destructive to use. The others were actually nerfed versions of its design. The Tallgeese is the grandaddy of all mobile suits in the Wing universe, and far superior to mass produced mobile suits. Even the Gundams owe something to its design.



** This is justified by implying that the system doesn't only present the best course of action, it lists out all possible approaches and outcomes and points out the most efficient/effective one. Given that the human mind is only equipped to consciously process one major train of thought at a time, the sheer volume of data being forced into the pilot's brain by ZERO is what makes the user's psyche snap like a dry twig.

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** This is justified by implying that the system doesn't only present the best course of action, it lists out all ''all'' possible approaches and outcomes and points out the most efficient/effective one. Given that the human mind is only equipped to consciously process one major train of thought at a time, the sheer volume of data being forced into the pilot's brain by ZERO is what makes the user's psyche snap like a dry twig.



** Wing Zero/Proto Zero is the SuperPrototype to all of the other Gundams. Its signature ZERO system being too much for all but two certain pilots to handle. Anyone else who tried to pilot it is driven into an insane berserker state, unable to tell between friend or foe.
** Tallgeese was a super prototype to the Leo suits, with its major flaw of being a little too powerful for normal pilots to handle. The extreme G forces it puts the pilots under when in flight (due to its weight and EXTREMELY powerful jetpack) causing anything from unconsciousness to broken bones and cardiac arrest, often all three.

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** Wing Zero/Proto Zero is the SuperPrototype to all of the other Gundams. Its signature ZERO system being too much for all but two certain pilots to handle. Anyone else who tried to pilot it is driven into an insane berserker state, unable to tell between friend or foe.
foe. Its overpowered weaponry, a pair of BFG powerful enough to destroy a colony in one shot, was another reason it was never completed, as the designers deemed it way too powerful for any one mobile suit to have.
** Tallgeese was a super prototype to the Leo suits, with its major flaw of being a little too powerful for normal pilots to handle. The extreme G forces it puts the pilots under when in flight (due to its weight and EXTREMELY powerful jetpack) causing anything from unconsciousness to broken bones and cardiac arrest, often all three. It is also the grandaddy of all other mobile suit series, its basic design being the base for them, including the Gundams.


* AcePrototype: Wing Zero and Tallgeese. The former is the very first Gundam ever designed and deemed to destructive to use. The others were actually nerfed versions of its design. The Tallgeese is the grandaddy of all mobile suits in the Wing universe, and far superior to mass produced mobile suits. Even the Gundams owe something to its design.



** Heero's seemingly endless monologue which is finally interrupted by an impatient teacher.

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** Heero's seemingly endless monologue which is finally interrupted by an impatient teacher. It's revealed to be his ''introduction speech'' to the class...



** Wing Zero is an interesting example, since all the Gundam pilots have used it at one point or another, even Zechs. Heero, Quatre, Zechs, and Duo do not show significant difference in fighting style. Wufei tends to rely more on the beam saber and rarely used the Twin Buster Rifle's BFG mode, while Trowa dual wields the Twin Buster rifle like pistols.



* CripplingOverspecialization: Subverted by the Epyon. It's the only mobile suit without ''any'' long range weapons whatsoever, not even the head/shoulder mounted machine guns to shoot down incoming missiles, which is standard issue even on mook units (it is later added to Epyon's head, but even then it was only used ''once'' in the entire series). But its [[CombatClairvoyance ZERO System]] more than compensates for any deficiency; combined with its superior melee power, Epyon is one of the, if not the most powerful mobile suit in the series, tied with Wing Zero.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Subverted by the Epyon. It's the only mobile suit without ''any'' long range weapons whatsoever, not even the head/shoulder mounted machine guns to shoot down incoming missiles, which is standard issue even on mook units (it is later added to Epyon's head, but even then it was only used ''once'' in the entire series). But its [[CombatClairvoyance ZERO System]] more than compensates for any deficiency; combined with its superior melee power, Epyon is one of the, if not the most powerful mobile suit in the series, tied with Wing Zero. Where Wing Zero gets the BFG, Epyon gets the BFS.



** In episode 13, Zechs and two OZ troopers are attacking a holdout Alliance base. After a brief skirmish, he orders them to surrender, and they initially agree, but the other two OZ troops continue to open fire on the surrendering soldiers. The Alliance then launches a last ditch attack, which kills one of the OZ soldiers, and the other one turns on Zechs for not being ruthless enough against their enemies by slaughtering them all. Zechs, partly due because he has to defend himself, and also because he's appalled at the two trooper's lack of decency towards surrendering soldiers, destroys the second mobile suit himself.

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** In episode 13, Zechs and two OZ troopers are attacking a holdout Alliance base. After a brief skirmish, he orders them to surrender, and they initially agree, but the other two OZ troops continue to open fire on the surrendering soldiers. The Alliance then launches a last ditch attack, which kills one of the OZ soldiers, and the other one turns on Zechs for not being ruthless enough against their enemies by slaughtering them all. Zechs, partly due because he has to defend himself, and also because he's appalled at the two trooper's lack of decency towards surrendering soldiers, destroys the second mobile suit himself. It doesn't help that they were quite openly hostile to him before the mission.



** "It's a Gundam!" - Many, many RedShirts.

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** "It's a Gundam!" - Many, many many, ''many'' RedShirts.



* ForgottenPhlebotinum: The main Gundams all have shields with offensive capabilities. Wing Gundam's shield can be used as a stabbing weapon; Wing Zero has the same, except it actually extends to be more effective; Deathscythe (and its upgrade. Deathscythe Hell) has a Buster Shield, which opens up and produces a blade and is then launched at an enemy, Heavyarms' shield is integrated into its Beam Gatling; Sandrock's shield can be combined with its weapons and jetpack to create a superweapon and can be used as a blinding flare, and Shenlong can throw its shield to destroy a mobile suit. Yet other than the Heavyarms, these offensive capabilities were each used precisely once by the suit over the course of the series (though Deathscythe used its Buster Shield once, and Deathscythe Hell used its Buster Shield once as well).

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* ForgottenPhlebotinum: The main Gundams all have shields with offensive capabilities. Wing Gundam's shield can be used as a stabbing weapon; Wing Zero has the same, except it actually extends to be more effective; Deathscythe (and its upgrade. Deathscythe Hell) has a Buster Shield, which opens up and produces a beam blade and is then launched at an enemy, Heavyarms' shield is integrated into its Beam Gatling; Sandrock's shield can be combined with its weapons and jetpack to create a superweapon pincer weapon and can be used as a blinding flare, and Shenlong can throw its shield to destroy a mobile suit. Yet other than the Heavyarms, these offensive capabilities were each used precisely once by the suit over the course of the series (though Deathscythe used its Buster Shield once, and Deathscythe Hell used its Buster Shield once as well).

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** Sandrock gets a Beam SMG as part of its MidSeasonUpgrade, giving it some much-needed long-range firepower.


** Lady Une's first attempts at stopping the Gundams drew this reaction from Treize. First she tried to have the ICBMs at St. Edwards base self-detonate, then tried to force the Gundams to surrender by threatening to blast the colonies with missiles.

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** Lady Une's first attempts at stopping the Gundams drew this reaction from Treize. First she tried to have the ICBMs [=ICBMs=] at St. Edwards base self-detonate, then tried to force the Gundams to surrender by threatening to blast the colonies with missiles.


* DeathSeeker: After being tricked into killing a plane full of Alliance leaders leaning towards peace, Heero seeks out every single family member and loved one with pistol... and offers them the chance to shoot him. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They all refuse and forgive him.]]

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* DeathSeeker: After being tricked into killing a plane full of Alliance leaders leaning towards peace, Heero seeks out every single family member and loved one with pistol... and offers them the chance to shoot him. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They all refuse and forgive him.]]



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