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Hypothesis: Louise Halevy is Actually the Head of Celestial Being

She even has her own Gundam: Pillow Gundam. Today, Saji Crossroad; tomorrow, the world!

So, into the second season of Gundam 00, we’ve got Ominous Things afoot. This episode was mostly setup for what’s going to happen next episode, unfortunately, however, next episode will be the appearance of the Trinity siblings in their three Throne Gundams and then…cut to credits. So, one more week until Nena Trinity shows up and we get the unstoppable might of both Saito Chiwa and Kugimiya Rie in a Gundam series. If you add in Marina Ismail, you might as well call this series Mobile Suit Gundam Moe. But, I digress.

SDS finally managed to watch Gundam 00 a couple weeks ago, and posted his thoughts on it. I think he does a great job of summing up what I’ve been saying: it’s a fresh take on the Gundam franchise, which, SDS adds, is in much the same way as the original Mobile Suit Gundam was a fresh take on 70s mecha series. His analogy of 00 as a giant jigsaw puzzle is apt. 00 is based on one huge conspiracy theory, and there’s almost a second, competing conspiracy, if we take Ali Al-Sarchez as the antagonist of the series.There’s something utterly sinister about Aeolia Schenberg and his plans that I suspect nothing short of world domination. I wouldn’t be surprised to find that he preserved himself as a bionic cyborg for the express purpose of taking over the world.

The addition of the Trinity trio informs us that there’s more than one agency in Celestial Being, and that the two don’t know of each other, but why show themselves now? Maybe they exist to bail out the original four from difficult predicaments? Or maybe they’re actually evil; Nena was holding evil Haro in the promotion artwork. But surely someone as cute as Nena can’t be evil, right?

Then again, her brother’s name is Johann…

LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! THE GUNDAM WITHIN ME IS ALREADY THIS BIG!

Maybe now we need to have a Gundam series authored by Naoki Urasawa, if 00 doesn’t satisfy my lust for massive conspiracies.

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