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Post by Amion » Mon May 23, 2016 10:06 pm

So... I'm guessing Mikumo is a Windemere? Her hair was glowing back in an earlier episode and she's made more than one mention to "a/the wind" like Freyja and other Windies. I assume she's just got perfect rune control? Maybe she goes out alone like she does to let the glow out or something...

At any rate, I am not trusting her motives any more than I do Roid-sama's.
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Post by Areku » Mon May 23, 2016 10:23 pm

Yeah, I've been suspicious of Mikumo's heritage(?) ever since we learned that Windermereans had exceptional physical capabilities. Or the character backgrounds mentioned on Page 12, whichever came first. She's far and away the most physically active during battleformances (to the point that I posited she was wearing an exoskeleton or other performance-enhancing equipment when we only had 0.89 to work with), she's whispered all manner of foreshadowing hints, she was the only Walkure (aside from Freyja, of course) who could continue with the battleformance after they were jammed in Ep.4, and her character background from back in February trots out the classic "mysterious background" line.

At this point, the real twist would be that she isn't a Windermerean.

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Post by Wingnut » Tue May 24, 2016 12:10 am

Amion wrote:So... I'm guessing Mikumo is a Windemere? Her hair was glowing back in an earlier episode and she's made more than one mention to "a/the wind" like Freyja and other Windies. I assume she's just got perfect rune control? Maybe she goes out alone like she does to let the glow out or something...

At any rate, I am not trusting her motives any more than I do Roid-sama's.
Problem is we haven't seen any evidence of any typical runes in her hair like every other Windie. Unless her entire hair is one huge rune or something.

Also Bouge is getting on my nerves almost as much as Messer was. The guy's got zero self control and is more humped up on the Windie propaganda than Gato was for Delaz and Zeon. If anyone were to just end up dying, I wouldn't mind it being him. Although that's not going to be happening anytime soon. (Dammit, Hayate! Some ZOINKS just need to die! :x )
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Post by Areku » Tue May 24, 2016 12:48 am

Wingnut wrote:Also Bouge is getting on my nerves almost as much as Messer was.
Is it bad that I want Hermann to die because that would be the surest herald of Bogue's imminent demise? I mean, I feel like that's bad, but, Bogue!

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Post by hitokirigarou » Tue May 24, 2016 8:03 am

I'm guessing the "wind" the Windermerians are talking about might be something similar or related to fold waves?

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Post by Dark Duel » Tue May 24, 2016 9:45 am

Is Bogue the annoying red-haired one that comes across like he's desperately trying to be Clotho Buer? I'm still not clear on the names of a fair few characters in this series...
(TBH the only ones whose names I do remember are the three mains, Messer, Mikumo and Kaname :P )
If that's the case, I concur wholeheartedly with Wingnut - except that I find him even more irritating than Mr. Serious Business(Messer).
God, I wanted so much for Hayate to kill that little prick, so I was annoyed that at the last-second he went for the non-fatal shot.
Still, that was an epic and well-deserved beatdown, and it was long overdue IMO.

Of course, I dislike the Prettyboy Squad in general, so I'm biased. But Bogue in particular I despise. And BTW, I really don't like the Draken III either. Probably my least-favorite VF so far out of the Macross series I've seen(excluding those goofy-looking mech the Protodeviln used in 7, if those count)
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Post by azrael » Tue May 24, 2016 12:52 pm

Dark Duel wrote:Is Bogue the annoying red-haired one that comes across like he's desperately trying to be Clotho Buer? I'm still not clear on the names of a fair few characters in this series...
(TBH the only ones whose names I do remember are the three mains, Messer, Mikumo and Kaname :P )
If that's the case, I concur wholeheartedly with Wingnut - except that I find him even more irritating than Mr. Serious Business(Messer).
God, I wanted so much for Hayate to kill that little prick, so I was annoyed that at the last-second he went for the non-fatal shot.
Still, that was an epic and well-deserved beatdown, and it was long overdue IMO.
Yes, Bogue is that one. His character profile mentions he is mischievous and the youngest of 6 children (and the only boy among them).
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Post by ChaoticSheep1 » Wed May 25, 2016 12:15 am

So Monster Hunter is getting Macross Delta DLC. You get a VF outfit for your lil furry companion.
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I really don't like the Draken III either. Probably my least-favorite VF so far out of the Macross series I've seen(excluding those goofy-looking mech the Protodeviln used in 7, if those count)
Ditto. Although I've never seen 7 so that makes it my least favorite VF of all time.

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Post by Dark Duel » Wed May 25, 2016 9:22 am

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These are what I was talking about. And I recommend checking out 7. It's a lot of fun, if only for the sheer LOLs involved in seeing a state-of-the-art next-generation VF being controlled via, essentially, a Guitar Hero controller(Only, y'know, ten or so years before Guitar Hero was a thing)

Also, anyone who liked Ozma Lee in Frontier should at least give 7 a look, because FIRE BOMBER.
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Post by Compass » Wed May 25, 2016 12:45 pm

Does anyone get Macross Zero vibes regarding the wind? We never figured out where Bird Human went, maybe they went here?
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Post by Dark Duel » Wed May 25, 2016 2:49 pm

I actually have never seen Zero either. Right now, apart from the last two, I've seen the original, Plus, and about a dozen or so episodes of 7.
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Post by Compass » Wed May 25, 2016 3:33 pm

You should watch Zero. It's got really good animation and action. Less space opera.
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Post by excalibur2008 » Wed May 25, 2016 4:07 pm

Honestly thinking about it the only Macross show I haven't gotten all the way through was the original just because I couldn't muster effort to get through the last 9 episodes.

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Post by ChaoticSheep1 » Thu May 26, 2016 5:16 am

I've watched Plus, Frontier and seen bits of 7. Can't say I liked much about Frontier and Plus was amazing but unfortunately too short for my liking. While 7 seems strange and not really my thing.

I saw Footage and hear some tracks from Zero and I put it on my list of things to watch but forgot.

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Post by Henyo » Fri May 27, 2016 5:45 am

Amion wrote:So... I'm guessing Mikumo is a Windemere? Her hair was glowing back in an earlier episode and she's made more than one mention to "a/the wind" like Freyja and other Windies. I assume she's just got perfect rune control? Maybe she goes out alone like she does to let the glow out or something...

At any rate, I am not trusting her motives any more than I do Roid-sama's.
one theory i'm running is that Mikumo is a creation of the Protoculture. could be a watcher/ observer. or even be a sentient reset button for specific races. hmmm...that would make her similar to Nia.

also, i've read comments that macross just devolved into a Magical Girl show with mechas. not a bad combination really. i have to emphasis this though: Macross' Idols are actually late in the in the evolution. they have yet to fight like Symphogears. :twisted:
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Fri May 27, 2016 7:59 am

Henyo wrote:or even be a sentient reset button for specific races.
That's what the bird human was for.

And the only magical girl aspect is the costume changes. People just trying to start crap over little things.
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Post by Iris Scope » Fri May 27, 2016 11:55 am

Caught up on episode 5 and I gotta say, I totally lost it when Messer locked onto Hayate's Valkyrie just for giving Freyja a joyride. I know there's regulations but they both needed a release from stress and it's to be expected. She does look adorable in that pilot suit.

The bedridden Windemerean elder seems like the type to sacrifice anyone even Heinz to achieve his goal since Heinz's condition didn't seem to concern him. Also, Bogue sneaking in a surprise attack at his "master" for sparring purposes was so random, I didn't expect it. He's the definition of annoying and random combined.

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Post by Compass » Sat May 28, 2016 10:12 pm

The bedridden elder reminds me of the Aldnoah Zero Emperor.
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Post by Henyo » Sat May 28, 2016 10:55 pm

Destiny_Gundam wrote:
Henyo wrote:or even be a sentient reset button for specific races.
That's what the bird human was for.

And the only magical girl aspect is the costume changes. People just trying to start crap over little things.
i somehow missed that bit. or was it mentioned somewhere else instead of in the Zero OVA?
also, i just watched M0 for the heck of it back then. :twisted:
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Post by Compass » Sun May 29, 2016 12:52 pm

Hmmm... I'm not sure if I'm insane, but there seems to be an almost complete lack of use of Valkyrie mode for some a lot of these dogfights by anyone except for Hayate. I know they're aircraft primarily, but you can sub in non-transforming aircraft in this newest episode and it would have played out the exact same. The battles just don't feel very "dynamic" as weird as it sounds when there aren't mode shifts being interspersed through, and this is post-Frontier, meaning practical transformations are almost instantaneous.

Edit: What exactly is the reason behind the huge differences between the VF-31A and the C/J/etc. Types piloted by Delta Platoon? I know they want to make Alpha Platoon look like grunts, but they're flying variants with completely different wing designs.
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