Su, Rodrick (
Tue, 19 Oct 1999 16:07:02 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Y. Choe []
> -----Original Message-----
> That's exactly my point. And the example with the Sazabi is
> perfect. Yes,
> the main villian needs to have his/her own MS that
> distinguishes him/her
> from everyone else, stands out, and can generally kick ass
> and be on an
> equal (or better) footing than our hero's Gundam. Putting
> the villain in a
> Gundam of his own to me just seems to be a cheap excuse for
> Bandai to roll
> out yet another Gundam model, in the hopes that if the villian's MS is
> called "Gundam", then that model/toy will sell as well as the
> hero's Gundam
> model/toy. It's a cop-out. If the villain's MS design is
> handled very
> well, I'd gladly buy it just as soon as I would a nice heroic
> Gundam model.
> It all goes back to my grumbling during our whole misguided
> Turn-X argument
> about there being basically too damned many Gundams
> anymore... time for
> something different.
> ---End Original Message---
> Actually, in Gundam Wing, the Epyon Gundam serves as the ideological
> opposite of the original five Gundams enough to justify being
> it a Gundam.
> After all, the ideal that Heero eventually defends (that earth must be
> saved) vs. the ideal that Zechs wants to carry out (ie, smash
> Earth to bits
> ala Char). I think on that behalf, the Epyon Gundam serves
> as a perfect
> foil for the Wing Gundam.
> It would've been interesting if the powers that be decied to
> put in Epyon in
> Endless Waltz.

A combination of Epyon and Tallgeese did show up. The Tallgeese has the
classical killer thruster of Tallgeese series, the firepower of Wing Zero,
and the heat rod of Epyon.

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