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* TheFundamentalist: His constant swearing that he will exterminate all of Tekkadan in revenge for the death of Crank is phrased like a fire-and-brimstone preacher, as in he's going to "cleanse their souls" by murdering them.


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Because he died as the Bael went to sleep following the Calamity War, Gjallarhorn began to deify the Gundam and believe that [[HauntedTechnology Agnika’s soul rests within it]]. Whether there is truth to this legend is not explained, and the Bael itself never displays any special properties when piloted by [=McGillis=], other than being a powerful mobile suit as all Gundam Frames are.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Because he died as the Bael went to sleep following the Calamity War, Gjallarhorn began to deify the Gundam and believe that [[HauntedTechnology Agnika’s soul rests within it]]. Whether there is truth to this legend is not explained, and the Bael itself never displays any special properties when piloted by [=McGillis=], other than aside from being a powerful mobile suit as all Gundam Frames are.


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Because he died as Bael went to sleep following the Calamity War, Gjallarhorn began to deify the Gundam and believe that [[HauntedTechnology Agnika’s soul rests within it]]. Whether there is truth to this legend is not explained, and the Bael itself never displays any special properties when piloted by [=McGillis=], other than being a powerful mobile suit as all Gundam Frames are.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Because he died as the Bael went to sleep following the Calamity War, Gjallarhorn began to deify the Gundam and believe that [[HauntedTechnology Agnika’s soul rests within it]]. Whether there is truth to this legend is not explained, and the Bael itself never displays any special properties when piloted by [=McGillis=], other than being a powerful mobile suit as all Gundam Frames are.


* HauntedTechnology: [[spoiler: Gundam Bael, his mobile suit, is considered to be this. Gjallarhorn seems to believe that his "soul" resides within Bael and are shocked that [=McGillis=] is able to control it. What this actually means, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane if anything]], is not explained, and the Bael itself never displays any special properties when piloted by [=McGillis=].]]


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Because he died as Bael went to sleep following the Calamity War, Gjallarhorn began to deify the Gundam and believe that [[HauntedTechnology Agnika’s soul rests within it]]. Whether there is truth to this legend is not explained, and the Bael itself never displays any special properties when piloted by [=McGillis=], other than being a powerful mobile suit as all Gundam Frames are.


* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:He was crippled following his first battle with McGillis. A component of the Alaya Vijnana Type-E implanted in his body allowed him to walk as Vidar. At the end of the series, he becomes wheelchair-bound after removing the implant, resolving to never pilot a mobile suit again.]]

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* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:He was crippled following his first battle with McGillis.[=McGillis=]. A component of the Alaya Vijnana Type-E implanted in his body allowed him to walk as Vidar. At the end of the series, he becomes wheelchair-bound after removing the implant, resolving to never pilot a mobile suit again.]]

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* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:He was crippled following his first battle with McGillis. A component of the Alaya Vijnana Type-E implanted in his body allowed him to walk as Vidar. At the end of the series, he becomes wheelchair-bound after removing the implant, resolving to never pilot a mobile suit again.]]

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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler: By the time of the finale, Gaelio Bauduin is the only main character that piloted a Gundam Frame in the series who is still alive.]]


* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Much like its previous iterations, the Kimaris Vidar is capable of dealing this to enemies via its [[JoustingLance Drill Lance]], the Dainsleif launchers on the side of said lance, and a couple of [[ThisIsADrill knee-mounted drills]], as a random Graze and [[spoil er: Isurugi's Helmwige Reincar]] found out the hard way.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Much like its previous iterations, the Kimaris Vidar is capable of dealing this to enemies via its [[JoustingLance Drill Lance]], the Dainsleif launchers on the side of said lance, and a couple of [[ThisIsADrill knee-mounted drills]], as a random Graze and [[spoil er: [[spoiler: Isurugi's Helmwige Reincar]] found out the hard way.



* NotSoDifferent: When Julieta accuses him of being played favorite by Rustal, he simply replies that it's pretty much the same story for her as well. Come Episode 43, Vidar himself invokes this to Mikazuki: [[spoil er: as a NotQuiteDead Gaelio who now uses the Alaya-Vijnana system, he's no longer different from the Tekkadan augmented pilots he derided in Season 1]].

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* NotSoDifferent: When Julieta accuses him of being played favorite by Rustal, he simply replies that it's pretty much the same story for her as well. Come Episode 43, Vidar himself invokes this to Mikazuki: [[spoil er: [[spoiler: as a NotQuiteDead Gaelio who now uses the Alaya-Vijnana system, he's no longer different from the Tekkadan augmented pilots he derided in Season 1]].



* ThePowerOfFriendship: [=McGillis=] gloats during their [[spoil er: last battle]] that no matter who wins, it'll be a testament to his philosophy of the power of the individual. Vidar is quick to shoot back that his newfound strength isn't anything like the kind [=McGillis=] lionizes since he's [[spoiler: technically working together with Ein to defeat him.]]

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: [=McGillis=] gloats during their [[spoil er: [[spoiler: last battle]] that no matter who wins, it'll be a testament to his philosophy of the power of the individual. Vidar is quick to shoot back that his newfound strength isn't anything like the kind [=McGillis=] lionizes since he's [[spoiler: technically working together with Ein to defeat him.]]

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* UnskilledButStrong: While he does improve as a pilot over the course of the series, he's usually more of a threat due to the powerful, advanced machines he uses than due to his personal combat skills. [[spoiler:In the second season, he even manages to find a way to technologically augment his reflexes to superhuman levels with zero drawbacks, which goes a long way to closing the gap with more naturally talented pilots.]]


* KarmaHoudini: Played with. Though he was disgraced and forced into exile at the end of the first season, by the end of the series as a whole [[spoiler:he still lives, while McGillis, his victim, dies.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Played with. Though he was disgraced and forced into exile at the end of the first season, by the end of the series as a whole [[spoiler:he still lives, while McGillis, [=McGillis=], his victim, dies.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Played with. Though he was disgraced and forced into exile at the end of the first season, by the end of the series as a whole [[spoiler:he still lives, while McGillis, his victim, dies.]]


* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:In Episode 49, he throws all caution to the wind and attack Rustal directly and completely slaughters them till Galieo arrives and then he puts up an even fight with Galieo.]]

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* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:In Episode 49, he throws He's an exceptional combatant who's obsessed with personal strength above all caution to else, and can and will take out entire squads all on his lonesome. [[spoiler:After getting the wind Bael, he becomes even more dangerous and attack even more confident in his abilities, culminating in trying to take on the mightiest fleet in the solar system single-handed. He gets impressively far, but it's soon revealed that Rustal directly and completely slaughters them till Galieo arrives and then he puts up an even fight with Galieo.(a firm disbeliever in one-man armies) was deliberately luring him in so he'd have nowhere to run when Vidar came for him.]]



* TheMenFirst: In episode 49, he dismisses the crew of his Halfbeak [[spoiler:so they don't get caught up in his suicide mission]].

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* TheMenFirst: In episode 49, he dismisses the crew of his Halfbeak [[spoiler:so they don't get caught up in [[spoiler:before attempting to solo the entire Arianrhod Fleet]]. It's genuinely unclear whether it's because of this trope, or because [[spoiler:he really believes his suicide mission]].own hype about personal strength that much, and thinks they're an unnecessary burden. [=McGillis=] is not the world's sanest individual.]]


* AbsurdlySharpBlade: His two most treasured possessions are the Gundam Bael's pair of arming swords, which are made out of an incredibly hard golden variant of the alloy used in Gundam frames that lets them be sharper than any other known weapon without compromising their durability. They let even a single-reactor suit cut through nanolaminate-coated armour like a knife through butter.



* WeaponOfChoice: Whenever he gets to choose his suit's loadout, he'll go for a pair of plain, lightweight, and very sharp [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knightly_sword arming swords]], just like his hero, the Calamity War Gundam pilot Agnika Kaeru.



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The Reginlaze Julia's {{Whip Sword}}s are tipped with golden frame-alloy, just like the Bael's arming swords and the Hashmal's tail. It lets them achieve much more cutting power than such lightweight weapons should be able to.



* BiggerIsBetter: The Reginlaze Julia is ''absolutely enormous'', clocking it at five meters taller than the ''Graze Ein.''

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* BiggerIsBetter: The Reginlaze Julia is ''absolutely enormous'', clocking it at five meters taller than the ''Graze Ein.'''' Unlike most examples of this trope, it doesn't convey strength, but speed and durability - most of that bulk is from extra armour and thrusters, and it's a regular old Reginlaze underneath it all.



* LightningBruiser: The Reginlaze Julia is incredibly fast and is strong enough to survive at least five attacks from Amida that would have destroyed a lesser mobile suit.

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* LightningBruiser: The Reginlaze Julia is incredibly fast and is strong enough to survive at least five attacks from Amida that would have destroyed a lesser mobile suit. Its offensive output is less impressive, but its swords can cut through nanolaminate-coated armour pretty well by the standards of a single-reactor suit thanks to being tipped with golden frame-alloy.


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* MetaMecha: The Reginlaze Julia is partway there - it's basically just a Reginlaze with lots of extra bits stuck on it, including a set of huge, removable armoured 'trousers' that add weapons and thrusters for use in zero gravity.


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* StoneWall: Her job isn't to defeat enemy {{Ace Pilot}}s (although if she can, that's a nice bonus), but to distract and delay them so the Arianrhod Fleet can bring its phenomenal might to bear without interruption. As such, her AceCustom unit, the Reginlaze Julia, is mainly designed for survivability. It's only a single-reactor suit, unlike the Gundams it regularly faces off against, and its weaponry is fairly lightweight, but it's highly agile, heavily armoured (particularly around the cockpit), and has weapons chiefly designed to keep the enemy at a safe, manageable distance. [[spoiler:There's a reason that Julietta is the only person ever to survive a patented Mikazuki NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.]]


* BadassNormal: He's an expert manipulator who manages to fool both Tekkadan and Gjallarhorn into fighting each other to extend his political influence. At the same time, he is an incredibly skilled pilot who can fight Mikazuki to a draw and demolish an entire Graze squad without the benefits of either cybernetic enhancement or the SuperStrength granted by a twin-reactor system.

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* BadassAbnormal: [[spoiler:He was one of the best pilots in the solar system before he got an Alaya-Vijnana implant and boarded a Gundam. With it, he's a force of nature who manages to effortlessly carve through dozens of suits and fight one of the two most powerful machines in the show, the Kimaris Vidar, to a draw.]]
* BadassNormal: He's an expert manipulator who one of the finest pilots in the show, despite his lack of cybernetic enhancement, and a bona-fide MasterSwordsman. [[spoiler:He even manages to fool both Tekkadan and Gjallarhorn into fighting each other to extend his political influence. At defeat a Gundam in a straight duel while piloting a single-reactor suit, something nobody else in the same time, he is an incredibly skilled pilot who can fight Mikazuki to show manages (except Julietta on a draw and demolish an entire Graze squad without the benefits of either cybernetic enhancement or the SuperStrength granted by a twin-reactor system.technicality).]]


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* BiggerStick: Gaelio is only ever a fairly decent pilot, but his family's connections let him at least try to keep up with the solar system's best through raw power. In the first season, he's Gjallarhorn's only Gundam pilot, and his Kimaris is considerably better-preserved than the Barbatos. [[spoiler:In the second season, he is, again, the Arianrhod Fleet's only Gundam pilot, wears a high-tech fully-armoured pilot suit (more useful than it sounds), and has a special prototype Alaya-Vijnana system that lets him achieve perfect synchronisation with zero drawbacks. Oh, and the Kimaris Vidar, his Gundam's final form, is absolutely loaded with brutally powerful weaponry.]]


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* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler:As Vidar, he made the Alaya-Vijnana Type-E System out of his friend Ein's corpse so that he could get posthumous revenge for [=McGillis=] turning him into an insane monster. Interestingly, Gaelio himself seems more interested in trying to understand why [=McGillis=] turned on him, and tends to frame his revenge as his duty to Ein and Carta rather than something he seeks for himself despite his treacherous friend crippling him.]]


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* TookALevelInBadass: He becomes a significantly better pilot over the course of the first season, especially after he switches to the Kimaris's Trooper loadout. [[spoiler:As Vidar, he completely eclipses his old self, although how much is due to his natural skills and how much is due to the BiggerStick that is the Alaya-Vijnana Type-E is an open question.]]


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* OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce: 'Hero' is a loaded term in a setting and story as murky as this one, but the thing that makes Vidar most dangerous is that thanks to his unique cockpit setup, he can use the Alaya-Vijnana System to boost his reflexes to their maximum, superhuman levels without frying his brain. [[spoiler:It's because the data-flow goes through another, long-dead brain before it gets to his - Ein's.]]


* FantasticRacism: Averted, he has no problem with the Alaya-Vijnana system [[spoil er: after having it installed into himself. He even apologizes to Mika for his past behavior in episode 43.]]

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* FantasticRacism: Averted, he has no problem with the Alaya-Vijnana system [[spoil er: [[spoiler: after having it installed into himself. He even apologizes to Mika for his past behavior in episode 43.]]

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