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Post by 2NA Fish » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:57 am

Last week: Hurhurhur Girard sounds like a guy's name. Gonna make fun of her and call her Gerard.

This week: Well dang....

I think this episode was a bit off. Spending the time on Gerard's story threw out the pace of the battle, but it looks like it's building to something big next week, so here's hoping it'll be worth it.

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Post by iCards » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:01 pm

Well they did a better job than I thought they would do with "Girad" Spriggen; it was easy to understand and believe her character. It looks like things are about to wrap up on the moon.

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Post by DuelGundam2099 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:11 pm

That........ Had to be one of the best episodes of the series. :shock: If Reina and/or Fram die in the next episode, can we call Kio the Pimp of Death? :lol:

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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:01 pm

I have no problems with her backstory itself, but it would have been more effective if she was a constant figure throughout this gen. Not as much sympathy is invoked since we were only introduced to her a few episodes ago.
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Post by anonena » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:08 pm

anyone notice amuro? LOL

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Post by Kei Katsuragi » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:53 pm

Destiny_Gundam wrote:I have no problems with her backstory itself, but it would have been more effective if she was a constant figure throughout this gen. Not as much sympathy is invoked since we were only introduced to her a few episodes ago.
I agree, as much as I sympathize with her, I think if she was present at the beginning (perhaps combine her character with Shanalua?) then this episode would have been more effective. With that being said, I did like this episode a lot. I want some serious pay off for all this build up of her character.

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Post by HellCat » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:53 pm

I think it was a two fold thing. For one, last week Fram showed that not everyone is going to sign on with Kio and that at this point many Vagan will likely see disarming as an insult to all that have died already for their cause. This week, Kio encounters a traitor who happens to be a powerful X-Rounder and again tries the reason route. Yet again he's refused because said pilot has a personal score to settle. Really these are completely logical counter arguments to encounter to Kio's stance and past Gundam shows have perhaps ignored them.

There's also the fact I took it as 'This is a sample of what the Federation is doing. We're showing you Spriggan's story but consider all the thousands of others being screwed around by the Federation that we aren't'. Her story is personally tragic but it's a quick way to get at the fact that the Federation is seriously rotten itself. Maybe even that Kio is damaging his own crusade to associate with such a government.
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Post by latenlazy » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:44 pm

This episode...what is this I don't even.

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Post by Kei Katsuragi » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:59 pm

latenlazy wrote:This episode...what is this I don't even.
Use words latenlazy, words. Tell us what you thought about this episode?

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Post by ShadowCell » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:10 pm

i'm pretty much down with anyone who decides to make fun of Zeheart, and making fun of Fram doesn't hurt either, so points to you, Girard Spriggan

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Post by PowerdGNFlag » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:35 pm

That X-Rounder resonance thing back from Season 1 is coming back to bite us in the ZOINKS. It's that or Gerard Fornell is saying hi. (Come to think of it, that's the most X-Rounders in one battle that we've seen so far.)
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Post by Kei Katsuragi » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:39 pm

Zeheart is a black hole on enjoyment. Every time he is on screen I immediately get bored. At least in Gen 2, we had Woolf to counter that balance out. So yes, points to Spriggan for making fun of Zeheart.

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Post by teslashark » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:34 pm

DuelGundam2099 wrote:That........ Had to be one of the best episodes of the series. :shock: If Reina and/or Fram die in the next episode, can we call Kio the Pimp of Death? :lol:
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ShadowCell wrote:i'm pretty much down with anyone who decides to make fun of Zeheart, and making fun of Fram doesn't hurt either, so points to you, Girard Spriggan
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HellCat wrote:I think it was a two fold thing. For one, last week Fram showed that not everyone is going to sign on with Kio and that at this point many Vagan will likely see disarming as an insult to all that have died already for their cause. This week, Kio encounters a traitor who happens to be a powerful X-Rounder and again tries the reason route. Yet again he's refused because said pilot has a personal score to settle. Really these are completely logical counter arguments to encounter to Kio's stance and past Gundam shows have perhaps ignored them.

There's also the fact I took it as 'This is a sample of what the Federation is doing. We're showing you Spriggan's story but consider all the thousands of others being screwed around by the Federation that we aren't'. Her story is personally tragic but it's a quick way to get at the fact that the Federation is seriously rotten itself. Maybe even that Kio is damaging his own crusade to associate with such a government.
The device being experimented is Flit's bootlegged Mucell, so maybe that's why Flit launched to tell his grandson stop talking. Since Kio is the intended user of the XR device, so he sure has a lot of talking to do if Rena finds out.

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Post by Shinji103 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:47 pm

*sigh* I'm rather saddended by this "Flit is so cool for shouting 'EXTERMINATE THE VEGANS!'" disease going around the 'net. If this were any other character he'd be called an emo psychopath, but because he's not a teenage character anymore.......... :roll:

I refuse to accept any character who rants of or cries out desires for genocide as any form or synonym of "cool." Flit's bordering on a psychopath who either needs a serious wakeup slap, or be put down like the rabid dog he is. Heck, even the son he raised doesn't agree with his "Vegans are all evil" views anymore, and Asem never even saw what the Vegans are really like back in their home. Kio needs to give his grandpa a heavy b*tchslap.

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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:50 pm

I agree that the Vagans need to be stopped but Flit just takes it way too far. "The Vagans did all sorts of horrible things to us... So obviously we have to be just like them and return the favor!" Wasn't it Ghandi that said "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"?
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Post by G-Slayer » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:42 am

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Post by latenlazy » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:54 am

Kei Katsuragi wrote:
latenlazy wrote:This episode...what is this I don't even.
Use words latenlazy, words. Tell us what you thought about this episode?
Hahaha, that's the problem, I had no words for this episode, at least nothing positive.

At this point I'm watching simply to see how this ends. While I see what they're trying to do with Girard Spriggan, it's wayy too forced, wayy too late, and wayy too underdeveloped. At this point they're really just trying to insert more drama than what their poorly built plot structure can handle. As always, the execution was beyond shoddy. I facepalmed when they did the entire "oh he's dead" reveal with quiet nurse doing forced awkward head tilt. Am not pleased by weak sympathy buys :|

That said, the action was enjoyable.

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Post by GX9900-Gundam-X » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:13 am

ShadowCell wrote:AGE is pretty much written like a video game anyways (the Gundam even levels up when it gets enough experience), so for all i know it would actually work better that way.
A bit late to the party but this makes sense seeing as Level 5 is a video game company also while i am sure it wont end well Girard is one hell of a decent antagonist
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Post by Raptor » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:16 am

It is interesting to note that Flit hated the UE, but didn't really go into his Dalek mode until Yurin. So, question must be raised.

Had Yurin lived, would Flit be genocidal?

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Post by E08 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:29 am

teslashark wrote: The device being experimented is Flit's bootlegged Mucell, so maybe that's why Flit launched to tell his grandson stop talking. Since Kio is the intended user of the XR device, so he sure has a lot of talking to do if Rena finds out.
Isnt it a bit too early to say that device is created by Flit and is intended for Kio? Although we are not told when the testing take place, the most likely period is slightly before Asemu's arc(if the G-Bouncer lookalike turns out to be the original unit before Woolf's customization) and after it(if that unit is a MP version of G-Bouncer). It doesnt make sense that they are testing a G-Bouncer lookalike if it took place after Kio is born cause that seems a bit too late....

Flit's attitude towards Girard is similar to how he asked Kio to forget about Asemu becasue he is now a pirate and not with the EF.

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