ROBOTICK (jercar@aristotle.net)
Mon, 10 Jul 2000 20:06:52 -0500


Wing has nothing to do with newtypes? Then that raises other questionable points. How do Heero, Dorothy, Trowa, and Wu Fei obtain their superhuman abilities? Nirvana? I don't think it's necessary to give examples.
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  From: L. M. Lloyd
  To: gundam@aeug.org
  Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 7:49 PM
  Subject: Re: [gundam] Controls/Newtype abilities

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  I do not believe that Wing has anything to do with newtypes. In the
  rest of Gundam, those "joysticks" have far more movement than your
  average control. They can pull up and down, as well as slide forward
  and back, swivel about all their axis, and have a button for each
  finger. They are also only one part of the control mechanism which
  also includes foot pedals, and a control console.

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  From: ROBOTICK
  To: gundam@aeug.org
  Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 7:40 PM
  Subject: [gundam] Controls/Newtype abilities

  Being the newcomer to the Gundam universe that I am, curiosity has
  set in on several unexplained aspects of it. Sorry, I couldn't find
  this on any websites, so maybe one of you hardcore Gundamites can
  help me out. I'll stick to one for now. It's about the cockpit of
  the Gundams in Gundam Wing (and probably in other Gundam series').
  What do the two joysticks with buttons on them do? And what do the
  various buttons do? I originally thought that the left stick
  controlled thrust and the right one controlled aiming, but it didn't
  work out for some of the moves they do. Also, in one part, Dorothy
  Catalonia is wearing a solid helmet in a black room, and I thought
  that she was controlling the mobile dolls. However, if she was, then
  why do the other newtype pilots in the series need controls for
  operating one suit? Also, how did she duel with Quatre (in the same
  scenario) while controlling the mobile dolls and being blinded by the
  helmet? Some kind of newtype abilities I was unaware of?

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