Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Wed, 7 Jun 2000 20:07:48 -0400


But what of Seabrook, Xabine, the girl and the new guy? Do they survive the
story?

Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Simmons <scorpio@best.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2000 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Questions about Crossbone Gundam

> Chris Maier asks,
>
> >2-I like the idea of a Gundam designed for Jupiter's gravity. Has anybody
> >thought of Gundams for use on planets other than Earth? I know there's a
Mars
> >Gundam that the Oldsmobile army has, but that's about it...
>
> And the Oldsmobile version isn't particularly specialized for Mars. I
> guess Jupiter gets all the attention (c.f. the Crossbone Gundam, Messala,
> even the Jamul Fin booster shown in the kit manual...)
>
> >3-Are the Jupiter Empire's main suits supposed to take after the Zaku?
They
> >have the Mono-eye and everything...
>
> They have mono-eyes, but with an extra visor that gives them a
> goggle-like appearance. The later models, in particular, have visors that
> distinctly resemble the cats-eye sensors used by the Zanscare Empire. I
> think this is supposed to be foreshadowing. ;-)
>
> Actually, the standard Batara mobile suit - with its eye sockets, mouth
> vents, and chest tubes - is basically modeled on a skeleton. How
> piratical! :-)
>
> >5-I read somewhere that there were scenes cut from F91 featuring the
Jupiter
> >empire. Was that guy who sits in that fish tank appear in those cut
scenes?
>
> Nope. The cut scenes would have shown the CV hijacking a Jupiter Energy
> Fleet transport - the Thousandth Jupiter shown in the line art. The
> captain brokers a deal between the Jupiter fleet and the CV, according to
> which the Federation must leave Cosmo Babylonia alone or face an energy
> embargo. (So, after wiping out the Federation fleet at Frontier I, the
> Crossbone Vanguard return home in triumph at the end of F91.) The captain
> and his wife can be seen in the audience at the CV's victory parade
> midway through the movie.
>
>
> Rodrick Su writes,
>
> >>4-What ultimately happens? I don't know if I'll ever find the rest
> >>of the manga, unless the guy at Wingzero.net is going to post all
> >>of it.
> >
> >The undying leader of the Jupiter Empire basically wants to repeat Char's
> >little experiment, not out of a need to force Earthnoid into space. He
just
> >want to destroy Earth for revenge. To that end, they have build a very
> >large transport ship and send it to Earth. There are 9 mobile armor
> >Divynidad that carries nuclear missles and with the MA's very powerful
> >reactors he planned to pollute Earth out of livability.
>
> Not revenge, actually, but something even more sinister.
>
> At first, the Jupiter Empire's motivation is supposed to be conquest;
> after generations of hardship and deprivation out at the edge of the
> solar system, where air and water are tightly rationed and death by
> accident is a daily occurrence, they covet the natural abundance of
> "mother Gaia."
>
> But in the last volumes, we find out Crux Dogachi's true agenda. He
> doesn't want to steal Earth, he wants to destroy it; not to return it to
> nature as Char did, but to blast it into a dead planet as barren and
> lifeless as the moon. Then all humanity will live the harsh life of the
> Jupiter colonists, utterly dependent on air and water rations and subject
> to the total and absolute control of Dogachi himself.
>
> -- Mark
>
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>
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