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by Dark Duel
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Thread Mk I

Heh. In this case, from what I've found out, we are told precisely what the individual in question was thinking when she commissioned the creation of that particular mobile suit...or more to the point, who she was thinking of. Of course, that's just background info and not directly relevant to the e...
by Dark Duel
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I

Not the Tristan AFAIK. But the novel all but outright states she personally commissioned the creation of that Zaku III specifically for Char's personal use - though he never did use it.
by Dark Duel
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Thread Mk I

I wouldn't get your hopes up on that score just yet. From what I've been able to find out, Arlette doesn't even pilot at all, and Danton seems to only pilot ex-NZ mobile suits. Still, the possibility IS there, it's just a bit remote. That being said, having looked into...sources for a bit more infor...
by Dark Duel
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Pilot curriculum

You forget to mention that Gundam pilots are actually expected to fight in both indo- and exo-atmospheric conditions, which are two environments with completely different play rules. Absolutely correct, and thank you for pointing that out. Most mobile suits, even the ones that are capable of operat...
by Dark Duel
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I

Its shield looks very GP01-like, in my opinion. It really does seem to be a mish-mash of different elements from pretty much the entirety of the development history of the RX-78 line from 0079 to 0088, all distilled into a single mobile suit. And by golly, I like it! Though on the subject, I did a l...
by Dark Duel
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Pilot curriculum

Think of a modern combat pilot training program, how much you have to go through before they'll even let you behind the stick of even a training aircraft on your own - the academic and theoretical instruction, the physicals, the tests, the simulator training, survival courses, and of course the mili...
by Dark Duel
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk III
Replies: 44
Views: 2273

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk III

To me it seemed like the pseudo-AV had all the advantages of the AV (to the end user) and none of the drawbacks (surgery, risk of losing bodily functions) I would personally expect that at least some degree of surgical modification was necessary, as the first time it is activated we see that the sy...
by Dark Duel
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Mecha Thread Mk I

Okay, so I rewatched the teaser again on a decent-sized screen instead of on my obsolete iPod touch. And I recall reading elsewhere a listing for a "Byarlant Isolde" apparently being featured in Twilight Axis. Now, I know nothing about the series/novel beyond what little I gleaned from Gundam Wiki a...
by Dark Duel
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: [New Gundam Anime] - Twilight Axis

Well, this looks like it's gonna be pretty interesting. Looking forward to it.
by Dark Duel
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk III
Replies: 44
Views: 2273

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk IV

Between the massive external damage to the Flauros's body and armor and the fact that in order for Julietta to use it would also require a refit of its cockpit block and control systems to remove the AV System, I think we've seen the last of it. It seems far likelier to me that the Reginlaze J would...
by Dark Duel
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4044

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

As long as we're including named characters in general, I suppose there's also that Mars Branch dirtbag from S1 and the Stenja brothers, and in S2 there's also Galan Mossa and that other guy, Radish or whatever - the creepy traitor from the Arbrau arc. Oh, and that one creepy dude with the man-baby ...
by Dark Duel
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4044

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

I'll give you that - McGillis not taking the time to make 100% certain Gaelio was dead, especially after (IMO, unnecessarily) revealing himself, was dumb. But setting aside the legality and symbolism of the Bael gambit, I still think it's a stupid plan because he had absolutely no guarantee that it ...
by Dark Duel
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 169
Views: 4044

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

There's been some commentary in the previous thread that, over the course of the season(and, in fact, both seasons), Orga has remained completely static. I completely agree with that, but I'd like to comment that it's one of two things this season in particular that I have a main problem with. Not j...
by Dark Duel
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 26191

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III

No, I've been wondering what the heck happened to that thing. It's unusual that it seems to have fallen into a plot hole and disappeared after its sole appearance, and I for one would kind of like to see it deployed at least once. On the other hand, if it does end up appearing, I for one am expectin...
by Dark Duel
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49470

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

Huh. I was not aware of that. My mistake, then.
by Dark Duel
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49470

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

Personally, I would be much more inclined to think that Kimaris Vidar is an overhaul/upgrade of the Kimaris frame, rather than its original form - something more similar to, say, Barbatos Lupus or Lupus Rex.
by Dark Duel
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 26191

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III

Now, the Flauros retaining some of Shino's consciousness. We already had that happen with Ein. Why not? Ryuu-Shin-Go, anyone? :mrgreen: I get what you're going for - something like what happened with Marion Welch and the EXAM System in Blue Destiny. But IMO, the Ein comparison doesn't work because ...
by Dark Duel
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49470

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

Has anyone considered the possibility that perhaps the mystery silhouette was just a placeholder, and that the machine it alludes to is Kimaris Vidar? I mean, it seems strange to me that a destroyed enemy mobile suit would be collected and rebuilt using spare Vidar parts by a group that already has ...
by Dark Duel
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Woman in Mobile Suit Gundam Episode 38
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Woman in Mobile Suit Gundam Episode 38

At a guess, that looks like it might be their mother, Astraia Tor Deikun. I always believed that the scene shown here is a memory from before the death of Zeon Deikun and flight of the children from Zeon to Earth.
by Dark Duel
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 49470

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II

The Vault shows seven separate compartments - one for each of the Seven Stars Families. So I would be inclined to think the latter, in this case.