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by Brave Fencer Kirby
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 40127

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

I felt about like that for the first half or so, but I thought the second half did a great job of humanizing the characters. Io at first just comes off as a raging psychopath a la Yazan or Ali, and Daryl seems like a standard "I will protect my friends!!" shonen protagonist, but things go deeper tha...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 35
Views: 4664

Re: OYW MS questions

Zeon's amphibious mobile suits used open-cycle water-cooled reactors (ie, they just ran seawater through the system to cool it down, then dumped the now-heated seawater out behind them), which is what allowed them to make the reactor strong enough to power beam weapons without e-caps. But it also me...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: A bunch of assorted Gundam UC questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1768

Re: A bunch of assorted Gundam UC questions

We never get much detail on the organization of the Federation government, as far as I'm aware. The main governing body seems to be the Federation Assembly (Char gives his big speech to them in Zeta, and they declare the Titans outlaws), which is a parliament-style body, but if there's any head exec...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 66675

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

I sitll believe it would either need another season or an OVA to wrap things up nicely. The Remaining episoded cannot cover all the ground they have shaken so far. There are 10+ episodes left. I'm not sure if they're doing a full 52, but even if they skip episodes for the two weeks we just missed, ...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 35
Views: 4664

Re: OYW MS questions

I'm trying, but I don't think I can recall any occasion on which a Zaku destroyed a GM in the animation. I think I've seen them kill more Gundams than GMs! :-) -- Mark I can think of at least one -- there's a rather infamous gif of a Zaku destroying a GM by kicking a Ball into it , though admittedl...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mecha Thread Mk II
Replies: 605
Views: 100539

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

As I recall, no one possesses the technological know-how to synchronize even a double reactor setup anymore, which is why they can't produce any new Gundam frames -- I'm extremely skeptical of their ability to throw a third reactor into an existing dual-reactor setup and actually have it function pr...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 66675

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

If not, that leaves us with the odd interpretation that the limiter system is part of the cockpit AV system itself, and thus part of those mobile workers, which is of course ridiculous. Why is that ridiculous? That's exactly how I read the explanation. The Gundams spotted the mobile armor and kicke...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 7470

Re: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?

"The Guncannon lost because the Zaku had better mobility" is a fair point, but the question wasn't "why did the Guncannon lose", but "what makes it a walking tank instead of a real mobile suit". Drawing arbitrary lines and saying "you must have this level of mobility to be a mobile suit, anything le...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 7470

Re: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?

I think you're sort of missing the point, Zeonista. The question is why the Guncannon was just a "walking Guntank" instead of a "real mobile suit". The answer seems to be that there was no real major qualitative technical difference between the Guncannon and the Zaku, and the reason for its poor per...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mysterious Alloy - Universal Duralumin and Zeonium
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Mysterious Alloy - Universal Duralumin and Zeonium

It's one of the myriad different print sources for technical information about Gundam stuff. Here's some details.
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: question regarding rau le creuset piloting a MS
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: question regarding rau le creuset piloting a MS

Rau being a Coordinator at Al da Flaga's orders doesn't really make any sense, though. The whole reason he had Rau created in the first place was because he wanted an exact genetic duplicate of himself. He disliked Mu, his own son, because half of Mu's genes belonged to someone else (his mother). Wi...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 66675

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

Mika's record in battle puts Amuro/Kira/Heero/Setsuna to shame Uh, I think that's a bit of hyperbole there. Kira, Heero, and Setsuna all literally take on armies by themselves and win. Mika's fights in IBO are way less lopsided. Yeah, Mika is a beast in combat by IBO standards, but he doesn't have ...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Universal Century population?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Universal Century population?

Usually the population distribution is a bell shaped curve, with more in the middle ...no, that's not how population distribution works. Everyone who is middle aged was young before that, so you can't have fewer young people than middle aged people unless your population is in the process of crashi...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 66675

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

I don't think it's been explicitly mentioned, but it makes sense. The Earth Branch was supposed to train and advise Arbrau, not do their fighting for them. They had enough personnel and hardware to whip Arbrau into shape, but not to fight a war by themselves -- but the conflict with the SAU started ...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Universal Century population?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Universal Century population?

Well, let's do some back-of-the-napkin math on that. Out of 6.5 billion people, half of them will be men, so they can't give birth and we can ignore them. That leaves 3.25 billion. Some of those will be either too young or too old to have kids; let's take a wild guess and say that the ages of popula...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Assisted Technologies for Human Adaptation to Space?
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Assisted Technologies for Human Adaptation to Space?

Yeah, the whole point of Island 3 colonies (the type seen in the Universal Century) is that the living environment is extremely similar to conditions on Earth. Same level of apparent gravity, same general atmospheric makeup (if not quite equal to full sea level pressure, but not unreasonably thin, e...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Universal Century population?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Universal Century population?

I actually have a thread on this subject from back on Gundam Evolution (timestamps put it at 2008 -- time flies!) that covers things pretty well. I'll just quote Mark's comments from that one: I think the easiest solution, quite frankly, is to cut out the historical population figures from the timel...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 66675

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

I mean the dude has no personality, 30 episodes in. Other silent types (Heero, Setsuna etc) have already gotten developed character arcs by this point, and we know why they fight. You don't have to like Mika, but I don't think you can legitimately claim that he has no character development or that ...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: New AOZ Re-Boot MS: Gaza A and AMX-008M GaZowmn Marine Type
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Re: New AOZ Re-Boot MS: Gaza A and AMX-008M GaZowmn Marine T

we do need to remember that by Chars neo-zeon the movement had no government body funding Military R&D. The Sweetwater movement was mainly running on funds Char had stashed during the past 3 wars including some gold he stole from the Zabi's. That's an interesting claim, which I've never heard befor...
by Brave Fencer Kirby
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 66675

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

Nope, he's not the head of the family. One of the old timers at the Seven Stars meeting in episode 26 is his father, so Gaelio is not in a position of power yet. Huh, I missed that. Then what was even the point of trying to kill Gaelio, if it didn't mean that control of the Bauduin family fell to h...