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C&C - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 - "From the Scorching Earth" [3/11]

Discussion in 'The Adult Swim/Toonami Forum' started by GWOtaku, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. marklungo

    marklungo Greetings from Honneamise

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    Nobodyman Well-Known Member

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    "Nice to see a lady who isn't obsessed with manners"

    ...Was that some kind of passive-aggressive comment?
     
  3. Kitschensyngk

    Kitschensyngk Worse than one of those little blue crunchy things

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    Oh great. He's gone all Shinji Ikari on us.

    "Where are you from?"
    *points upward*
    "...the ceiling?"
     
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  4. Nobodyman

    Nobodyman Well-Known Member

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    Everyone's very mopey this episode
     
  5. marklungo

    marklungo Greetings from Honneamise

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    How many times are they going to mention Char?
     
  6. Kitschensyngk

    Kitschensyngk Worse than one of those little blue crunchy things

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    Great. Just what we need. Another ten-minute expository conversation.
     
  7. Kitschensyngk

    Kitschensyngk Worse than one of those little blue crunchy things

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    And they burst in, pull her off her stool, and then shoot the guy behind the counter just for fun.

    Banagher Links as Shinji Ikari in Lawrence of Arabia.

    Every mecha pilot acts like this, I swear.
     
  8. Hypeathon

    Hypeathon Well-Known Member

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    Amuro Ray did the Shinji Ikari thing before Shinji Ikari. Just sayin'.
     
  9. Radical

    Radical The Face of Evil & Epicness!!!!!

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    Episode 10 was pretty great,

    Rest In Peace Daguza/Gilboa, they'll be missed:(, they were great characters, poor Banagher.

    The Zeon Remnant forces were interesting new dangerous Zeon villains.

    Nice that poor Banagher was rescued, the Garencieres were great interesting new characters.

    Both Amuro/Banagher like Shinji Ikari, they were great protagonists while feeling sorry for them next to Shinji.

    Martha, my favorite great new Gundam villainess after Wang/Kati/Nena Trinity, and Carta/Fumitan:D, a clever manipulative wench.

    Nice seeing Marida while she is about to be Martha's puppet.

    Riddhe was a great new character helping Audrey, I get a feeling he'll clash with Banagher.

    Audrey/the diner's elderly owner's conversation was great.

    Cool to see Bright Noa:eek::D, him/Riddhe out to capture the Garencieres was interesting.
     
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    zoombie Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap things are heating up. And dam it Banagher, I don't think you are able to friendship your way out of this.

    Good bye Daguza and Gilbora.
     
  11. PicardMan

    PicardMan Member

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    This show seems to be 10% awesome robot fights and 90% Banagher whining.
     
  12. Light Lucario

    Light Lucario Moderator
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    I'd say it's more like 90% boring long winded exposition with the rest being pretty nice robot fights. Banagher's complaining often does connect back to the long winded exposition scenes though.

    I thought that this episode was okay. At least they finally got rid of the unnecessarily long recap. Seriously, I did not need to hear about Banagher having a faithful encounter with a green eyed girl falling from the sky again. Audrey calling out Banagher's name and how she wasn't sure what to do came right out of nowhere. I still don't understand why they have such a connection despite limited interactions and even Audrey feeling so unsure about herself felt weird. She's been so calm and collected throughout the series up to this point. I don't have a problem with her showing emotional vulnerability. That can do a great deal to humanize characters and make it easier to sympathize with them, but it just happened so suddenly. The pilot seemingly wanting to be with her also felt a bit odd. He did abandon his post to help her, but at the same time, I don't remember his name and I don't understand the attraction.

    While Audrey's scene at the cafe seemed nice and gave more information on Earth's history, it wasn't too interesting. The series doesn't need even more exposition. As for Banagher, I didn't have a problem with him becoming more emotional. It's a common trope with main characters in a mecha series, but the idea itself isn't the issue. They are put into physically and psychologically traumatic experiences. Banagher himself was thrown into a war and kept on doing that to help save Audrey. My issue with it is that it wasn't really presented in an engaging way to make me really sympathize with Banagher. It also doesn't help that his own not wanting to kill felt kind of tacked on and the good advice people have been giving him doesn't seem to be working for him either. Overall, it was an okay episode.
     
  13. PicardMan

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    He seems like a clone of Amuro Ray from the original Gundam except without any interesting features. He at least gets to kick butt in the Unicorn once every four episodes. The show is called Gundam Unicorn, but the Unicorn seems to get relatively little screentime.
     
  14. shany94a

    shany94a Malfunctioning Unit

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    Amuro Ray whined. Kira Yamato whined. Domon Kasshu whined. It's like a pre-requesite for Gundam pilots.
     
  15. PicardMan

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    Kira might be the only pilot who beats Banagher in a whining contest. We're halfway through, and our protagonist has spent half of it whining.
     

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