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Old 08-18-2017, 04:57 PM
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Gundam Wing is, uh, pretty bad at establishing things. It has the opening narration that talks about the Earth alliance conquering the colonies, but since the actual show starts with Operation Meteor instead of seeing anything that actually happens on the colonies, you're left with a story about five aliens and their unstoppable weapons systematically destroying military infrastructure while the military tries in vain to fight back.

Episode 3 has a scene or two where it's like "Ok, the Earth Alliance has this fascist aesthetic happening so maybe it's not great" and then episode 4 has Noin talking to Char about how she places more value on keeping people alive than winning battles, while one of the show's protagonists sets off a bunch of bombs in the pilot trainee dormitory in the middle of the night, killing almost all of her subordinates.
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