Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 00:13:36 -0800


> As an aside, I overheard a debate between two fans a couple of
>weeks ago
>at my anime club about the typical "Gundam hero" concept - one thought it
>was tired and cliched, while the other argued that it was a classic part of
>the Gundam universe and should stay. Later on, I had a thought - wouldn't
>the classical "messed-up but talented kid" archetype make a cool VILLAIN?
>It wouldn't be so hard to do, either - the angsty kid falls in with the
>wrong crowd, who manipulate him, and eventually get him to fully suppourt
>their cause. I could see him playing off well against a positive and
>optimistic hero - one of the things I liked about Gundam X was that I
>don't recall Garoad ever really getting bogged down with angst. And I'd
>also like to see a female as the main character, just because there's never
>been a female hero in Gundam.
>________________________________________________________________
>
>Andrew Dynon

Er... I think it's been done a decade ago. Quess Paraya from Char's Counter-
Attack movie. Her NewType talent was manipulated and exploited by Char for
"the bad guys".

Eddie

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