Chris Maier (
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 08:26:32 -0400

For me, it's the eyes. I always see the Gundam having those kind of two,
trianglish eyes with the red thingy underneath them. Also the Mohawk. Then
again, Gun-EZ and Gunblaster share these features.....
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From: James Boren <>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 3:24 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] What makes a Gundam?

> I just thought of something else. The Gundam mask--consisting of the
> two eyes and faceplate--has become the absolute symbol of Gundams
> today. Now I know there are many exceptions, but I believe they are
> all pre-G Gundam which I think was the series that changed how we
> look at gundam.
> In G Gundam the Gundam mask was put on everything and it made it
> instantly a gundam. The body didn't matter- as long as it had the
> face. Since then- every gundam has had the Gundam face mask.---except
> one! Turn A, and we know how hard it has been for people to accept
> it. G-Gundam (much as I love it) has trained us all to automatically
> consider a mech with the face mask, a gundam- and without one- not a
> gundam.
> If zeta gundam were to show up today- I don't think it would have
> been as accepted- likewise if Turn A had been aired earlier- before G
> Gundam. I propose that it would have had an easier time being viewed
> as a Gundam.
> Does my theory hold up?
> -James
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