Richie Ramos -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Gundam! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 21 Mar 2001 19:11:15 +0800
OKay, I give, LOL!
I just find it somehow not logical that Kou got so much for doing so little.
I don't mind Kou's character personally...I mean, the poor kid is up against
an ace, for heaven's sake, but there's too many plotholes in thar...
----- Original Message -----
From: "CHIN, Chien Ting" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 3:42 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [gundam] Plot Holes
> Richie Ramos -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Gundam! wrote:
> > Fed wrote:
> > > Hmm? Then why did a rookie teener in UC 0079 get to use the RX-78-2
> > > exclusively? :)
> > you forget, Amuro had knowledge of the gundam and is actually a techie
> > boy...not like kou, whi really isn't up to snuff in the engineering
> > Remember, Amuro was the kind who actually studied enemy MS's to blow
> Fed can make the very legit argument that Amuro had no military training,
> assignment and security clearance. He broke Federal security laws by even
> laying eyes on that Gundam. Kou was a trained and qualified (how? I don't
> know) test pilot of the Federal Forces. Amuro was 100 times worse than a
> rookie, he was a civie. And civies ain't even allowed to operate a
> military cigarette lighter.
> But the big difference is that (1) Amuro was always clearly the best
> Gundam pilot within reach and (2) WB crews were hanging on for dear lives
> for about the first 20 episodes. I think the story hangs together very
> well until they reached Belfast. First he had the blessings of Cassius,
> then he had Revil twisting arms behind the scene. Once they reached
> Belfast, they give him a rank which squares the military thing, and they
> kept the WB crew including Amuro as a giant Newtype Guinea Pig.
> Why they didn't lock Amuro up and threw away the key at Belfast (like they
> did at Luna Two) is stretching logic a little bit (if you follow the
> assumption that the Feds are modelled after the US/NATO military
> philosophy). Perhaps a real war with real casuatlies can clear out the
> cobwebs in those military brains.
> Consider this: Amuro got re-assigned after once disobeying the letters of
> Bright's order (using the Guntank instead of Gundam). He was disciplined
> dispite completing the mission successfully . And what did Kou get after
> failing to protect his base carrier AND trashing the one most powerful
> piece of military equipment in the Fed's procession? IIRC, his punishment
> was getting laughed at during the next shore leave, oh yeah getting beat
> up by a bunch of (get this) civies.
> > better. Kou? aside from having a fear of carrots...eeek.
> Give him a break, I hated carrots when I was a kid too.
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