Tue, 11 Jul 2000 15:27:16 -0500

The one about Dorothy and her ability to see through the helmet is still
unanswered. And, what about when Wu Fei is being chased by Noin and
something causes him to fly up into the air (maybe she shot his motorcycle
and it blew)? Anyway, he flies for what looks like hundreds of feet. I
know he lands in the sand, but that stuff can hurt (ever wiped out in
shallow water?)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richie Ramos" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Controls/Newtype abilities

>Really, how did Heero survive the blast that destroyed even Gundanium?!
>That isn't just tough cookies. That would kill an elephant in an armored
>truck! Training does not give one skin of Gundanium.


I had always considered Heero to be an augmented human. Aside from obvious
combat training, I would suspect that he has been trained to be honed in
of reflexes and biochemistry...basically a person who can control his
surges, and perhaps even have extreme training for blast survival and other
such. it's a possibility, along with possible augmentation and hardening
not unlike the real-life shaolin stuff. Granted, it's still a stretch of
physics for him to survive falls from buildings and point blank explosions,
but some extreme forms of training can make similar but not as extreme

Think of him as a controlled berserker.

As for's basically martial arts training. and a lot of hard

Duo is your basic nasty little kid with a lot of espionage and sabotage

Trowa is a hardened veteran of guerilla fighting. coupled with some of his
acrobatic training and his ability to seemingly go into a zen-like battle
he can and will look superhuman.

Quattre is the odd one out, inasmuch as he is very close to becoming a

Czechs is well, just plain damn tough...i would suspect that the way he
pilots an MS would have made him used to the parameters of teh
give him a long break from piloting, and he would just as bad as the others
when it comes to tolerating the G-forces of the Tallgeese.

If I wanted to rage against the dying of the light, I would have brought a

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