GX9900-Gundam-X wrote:the good guys using a mobile armor
How has the Moebius Zero not been mentioned yet?
That said, I do agree with a lot of what's been said in the last few posts; these are elements that HAVE been seen in the franchise - just not often, and generally more frequently in UC than in AUs.
A strong female pilot that makes it through the whole series without a pink MS?
Oh Good grief, where to start? Sayla Mass in the original; Emma Sheen, Fa Yuiry, Four Murasame, Mouar Pharaoh in Z, as well as arguably Rosamia Badam(the Psyco MkII is purple, not pink); EVERY female pilot(there are a total of three that I can think of off the top of my head) in 08th MS Team; Christina Mackenzie in 0080...
In short, the majority of female pilots in the franchise have in fact not piloted pink mobile suits.
In fact, in a thirty-year franchise, I can only think of a total of four female characters who piloted pink mobile suits - arguably five.
No newtypes or at least ones that have ability's toward maybe piloting and not psychic
non-gundam vs gundam final fight
A story were the federation for all its faults is not fully corrupt
an actual well trained special forces ms team as the heroes not just a random unit that by chance got the shiny new super weapon
These four I do agree with; they've been done, but IMO all too seldom lately, as most of the examples thereof hail from the UC.
Although that last one is by far the most prevalent of the set. But rampant corruption among the Earth-based government has seemed to be a staple in many recent AUs...the entire CE-verse is the most shamelessly guilty example, but also arguably AGE to a point, 00 Season 2, X, Wing(arguable to a point, depending on your point of view)...
As for non-Gundam vs Gundam final fights, 00 Season 1, AGE parts 1 and 2. But yeah, I'd like to see more of that.
The Rx-78-2 color scheme Id like to see the HERO pilot a red mobile suit or even Rx-78-1 colors just more variety amongst the protags
When it was first announced, this was my favorite thing about Stargazer - the supposed main character piloted a Gundam that was BLACK - a color traditionally reserved to secondary protagonists or villains. We all know how well that turned out. *grumbles angrily*
And yeah, 00 counts to a degree given that the Gundams all have pretty varied paint schemes. Setsuna still has a conventional color palette though. I would actually agree that having one where the main character pilots a Gundam with a nontraditional paint scheme would be cool.