Richie Ramos (
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 18:42:17 +0800

>No, G Gundam doesn't have Newtypes at all. What we're seeing here is an
>analog of the sentai shows, where the hero summons the robot, which
>operates either autonomously or by a pre-programmed sequence until the
>pilot boards, usually by riding up a beam of light, as anything less would
>be tediously time-consuming. The same thing happens with the MF in G Gundam
>(STAR TREK introduced the concept of the transporter because they didn't
>have the time or budget to depict the ship landing every episode.)
>So, Damon snaps his fingers and the pod opens to reveal the Shining Gundam,
>which moves into position to receive Domon, who magically appears in the
>cockpit. (Later, he docks the air car with the God Gundam to board.) Once
>in the cockpit, Domon goes through the Trace System rubberizing process,
>then does his warmup and checkout kata (now faithfully replicated by the
>MF) and is ready to rock 'n' roll.
>Without the pilot, the MF can perform certian limited functions to link up
>with the pilot. Once the pilot is aboard, the Trace System translates the
>pilot's movements into MF actions.
>No Newtypes, no real mystery here.

So does that mean that these G gundams have a limited number of subroutines
until their pilots can get into their cockpit? Hmmmm. I wonder. Aside
from obvious examples like the rx-78 and Alice, are there any other known
gundams which have automatic subroutines for when their pilots get knocked
out? I did a fanfic of this concerning GW and the deathscythe, but I'm not
sure if there are actually more robots with that sort of thing in Gundam.

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