James Boren (email@example.com)
Mon, 26 Jun 2000 23:11:25 -0800
>Paul Fields writes,
> > How about a 2 eyed Mobile Suit, built out of Gundarium
> > typically high a performance model with 2 beam sabers, I
> > guess part of an experimental program is a must, but being
> > a prototype isn't since some Gundams were not built as a
> > prototype. The V-fin, Red Chin, and Headcannons aren't
> > on all the Gundams so that can't be generalized.
> None of these characteristics can be generalized to _all_ Gundams. Some
>* No head vulcans: RX-79[G], Gundam Mk.II
>* No V-fin: Ez-8, Turn A
>* No red chin: Z Gundam, Superior Gundam
>* No blue chest: Nu Gundam
>* Non-white base color: GP02A, GP03S, Ez-8, and Psyco Gundams
>* Single beam saber: Nu Gundam (albeit with a backup on the arm), Gundam X
>* One eye: Heavy Gundam
> And so forth. While I favor the interpretation that a Gundam is anything
>that's _called_ a Gundam, a more satisfactory answer might be that a Gundam
>needs to have many, but not all, of these characteristics. Thus, pretty much
>everything in G Gundam has two eyes, a V-fin, a red chin, and head vulcans,
>which makes them identifiable as Gundams despite the wide variation in color
>schemes, body shape, and armament.
Yes I favor Mark's interpretation. While no single item can be said
to make a Gundam, a combination of traits could come close.
Gundam fabrication plant
choose at least three of the following traits...
2. Two eyes
3. The classic gundam faceplate (with the two chevron slits)
4. A mostly white color with blue, red and yellow trim
5. There should be only one example made in the show.
6. * The MS should be the catalyst of the show's plot.
While there are exceptions to all these, I think every thing that's
been called a gundam has at least three of these traits.
* A note about no. 6. In the majority of Gundam stories- it is the
Gundam that either starts the events in motion, or becomes the focus
of the plot.
0079- Char is sent to spy out the Gundam. Later Char, Ral, and others
become focues on destroying it. No Gundam- no plot.
08th- The big exception. It doesn't really matter that the 08th team
uses Gundams. But then again the first half of the series seemed to
0080- While it has little screen time, the NT-1 is very important to the plot.
0083- When it is stolen the Gundam (GP02) start the story and drive
the first half of the plot.
G-Gundam- Devil Gundam is what everyone is out to beat
Turn A- The uncovering of the Turn A begins the whole Black history prophesies.
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