Just pull that trigger.

Look! It’s a colony! In Gundam 00! Now it’s a REAL GUNDAM! And all you UC fans have one less thing to complain about!

00 is still pretty episodic and slow-paced, but I don’t really care. Tiera is getting tons more ominous (just look at him pulling a Isako and hacking the Ptolemy’s computer with his EYES while FLOATING in a CYBERSPHERE) and Allelujah/Hallelujah is, well, split down the middle. The whole scene at the end with Allelujah hesitating in front of the Super Soldier Research facility (and Hallelujah taunting him to no end) was quite intense.

The next episode promises to show more of Setsuna F. Seiei acting like the big ol’ honkin’ idiot that he is, or possibly give us some further explanation as to WHY he is a big ol’ honkin’ idiot. For being the “protagonist”, he’s now one of the least developed characters of the series; even Sumeragi the drunkard has more personality than he does at this point. I’m betting, however, that his total lack of personality is a key point of his character.

Things still haven’t collapsed into a gigantic free-for-all yet, but it’s only the middle of season one. I expect the state of things to degenerate by the end of this season, leaving us with a nice (horrible and torturous, damn you Code Geass) cliffhanger to keep up hooked until season 2 rolls around. At least we’ll have Code Geass Part the Second to tide us over until then. And, in my case, probably Gundam X.

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8 Responses to “Just pull that trigger.”


  1. 1 matdesa 19 December 2007 at 3:03 am

    That screenshot reminds me very much from a scene of from ‘Zone of Enders’… the first game i mean

  2. 2 animanachronism 19 December 2007 at 8:42 am

    Setsuna’s a dangerously underdeveloped character, which has so far meant that Gundam 00 has had to be carried by its visuals (at least in my case). Thank goodness it looks so awesome.

  3. 3 rah2 19 December 2007 at 11:22 am

    Not exactly sure what you mean by that, since everyone else around Setsuna has so far gotten much more development then he has, which isn’t really a problem, cause even if the “protanginast” is underdeveloped, well, there are 3 more Gundam Meisters :p

  4. 4 OGT 19 December 2007 at 11:39 am

    >> animanachronism

    What Rah2 said. As I said, I’m convinced that Setsuna being virtually personalityless is actually a plot point, probably something to do with having to kill his parents and the whole conflict in Azadistan. Probably the “fated meeting” with Marina that one episode set into motion gears that will reveal the whole likely torturous past of Setsuna.

  5. 5 Faye 19 December 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Yeah, i agree ^^. There is a reason for Setsuana to be like this, i mean, we’ve seen parts of his past. It’s not like ‘here is a character who has no personality for no reason.’

    Then again, saying that. He’s my least favourite Meister. I just don’t care that much about him, as of. Hopefully that will chage.

  6. 6 animanachronism 19 December 2007 at 12:05 pm

    It’s probably something to do with the way my mind takes in Gundam series – whoever pilots the sword-wielding one simply has to be at least vaguely interesting.

    I hope you’re right that his lack of a personality is a plot point – I have suggested in the past that a similar portrayal of the hero in Gasaraki works as a technique rather than a flaw.

  7. 7 rah2 19 December 2007 at 2:43 pm

    He is vaugely interesting, it’s just the show isn’t really focused on him exclusively. Or even Celestial Being exclusively. It jumps around a lot and we see glimpses of just about everyone (To be fair, Setsuna is far more developed then say, Saji). It’s kinda weird to do that, but the weirdness is what makes 00 so awesome. The Gasaraki comparison is interesting, though I don’t really TOO much about the lead (I remember the unit he belonged to and the Gowa Brothers). Should rewatch it.

  8. 8 Faye 19 December 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Everybody is more developed than Saji.

    Also, i’d rather forget Gasaraki >_>


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