Jill Christensen (jill_christensen@mcad.edu)
31 Oct 1999 14:09:38 -0600

Are you sure Gato has more experience? Char was on of the first mobile suit pilots and was in combat from the beginning of the war. Gato may be older (check his official age, don't rely on chara designs ^_^) but he couldn't have been a MS pilot any longer than Char. How exactly is Gato a better soldier anyway? Because is fanatically loyal to Delaz and Zeon? And if Gato is a better soldier, why isn't he a tai/captain/colonel at the end of the OYW?

I'd have to say both men a skilled, seasoned pilots and while Gato is more idealistic, Char is a pragmatist and has more personal ambition. Ambition and idealism could either help or hinder a soldier. They also have a different sense of commitment to their ends: Gato would die for the cause, Char would live to fight again (and not kid himself that a colony drop isn't a evil rotten thing to do).


>From: gundam@aeug.org on Sun, Oct 31, 1999 11:47 AM
>Subject: Re: [gundam] Char vs. Gato
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>I didn't know, Gato seems to be a much better soldier than Char. Char has a
>supernatural advantage over Gato, but Gato was still an ace of roughly the
>same caliber as Char. The more I think about a duel between these two, the
>more I would like to see it happen. I think Gato would give Char a run for
>his money. Gato has never relied on any supernatural abilities to win a
>fight, his always used his skills as a pilot and commander. Also, I get the
>impression that Gato is older the Char, and been an MS pilot far longer as of
>0083. Gato has experience, where Char has supernatural ability. In anime,
>ability always seems to win over experience, but that's a cultural thing. In
>the West, Gato should very well be the victor in a duel between himself and
>Char. A straight up Gelgoog on Gelgoog fight would pit experience and skill
>vs supernatural senses and natural ability. I fight I would definitely like
>to see.
>Now Kou vs Amuro, Amuro would win hands down. Not because Kou isn't a good
>pilot, or that he just isn't a New Type, but because Amuro is destined to
>always win, regardless of the cost to himself and others. Kou is a true
>"modern" hero, in that he rises to a challenge that is beyond his abilities
>to succeed, and succeeds anyway. Amuro is a "classic" hero, in that he is
>better than all his peers, has a supernatural ability, and is always destined
>to win regardless of cost.
>Hmmmh, come to think of it, Gato is very much a modern hero, where Char is a
>classic hero. I guess that is way neither could ever defeat their nemesis,
>since heroes that aren't the main character cannot fight heroes that are, and
>At least, that's the way I see it.
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