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Old 2006-03-01, 11:38   Link #1
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GUNDAM acronyms

anyone that can paste me the full meanning of the word GUNDAM pleasE ? =)
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Old 2006-03-01, 11:41   Link #2
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anyone that can paste me the full meanning of the word GUNDAM pleasE ? =)
sorry kiddo. Gundam has different meanings in every gundam universe/timeline/series

hell in Seed they even have different meanings for it within the show.
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Old 2006-03-01, 12:57   Link #3
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sorry kiddo. Gundam has different meanings in every gundam universe/timeline/series

hell in Seed they even have different meanings for it within the show.

can you post all of them then ? =)
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Old 2006-03-01, 15:04   Link #4
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Traditionally, it refers to the material the armor is constructed with however, in SEED series, it is a non-sensical acronym derived from the mobile suit's intended application.
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Old 2006-03-01, 15:30   Link #5
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Traditionally, it refers to the material the armor is constructed with however, in SEED series, it is a non-sensical acronym derived from the mobile suit's intended application.
Well, the original RX-78-2 Gundam was made of Luna Titanium, and the Gundams of Gundam X were also made of Luna Titanium (Gundam X kinda being a "What if" series of original Gundam after all). Gundarium armor wasn't introduced until Zeta Gundam (in terms of UC chronology, Gundarium was introduced in Gundam 0083), and then Gundanium in Gundam Wing.
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Old 2006-03-01, 16:11   Link #6
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Seed series acronmys:

GAT Series machines:
General
Unilateral
Neuro-link
Dispersive
Autonomic
Maneuver

ZGMF series machines:
Generation
Unsubdued
Nuclear
Drive
Assault
Module

I believe Destiny changes them into even more ridiculous variations. I now feel embarassed for knowing both of those off the top of my head.
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Old 2006-03-01, 16:16   Link #7
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Well, the original RX-78-2 Gundam was made of Luna Titanium, and the Gundams of Gundam X were also made of Luna Titanium (Gundam X kinda being a "What if" series of original Gundam after all). Gundarium armor wasn't introduced until Zeta Gundam (in terms of UC chronology, Gundarium was introduced in Gundam 0083), and then Gundanium in Gundam Wing.
didnt they rename luna titanium gundarium to honour the rx78 after the oyw?
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Old 2006-03-01, 17:09   Link #8
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ZGMF series machines:
Generation
Unsubdued
Nuclear
Drive
Assault
Module

I believe Destiny changes them into even more ridiculous variations. I now feel embarassed for knowing both of those off the top of my head.
Stage 2 suits:

Generation
Unrestricted
Network
Drive
Assault
Module

Destiny:

Gunnery
United
Nuclear
Deuterion
Advanced
Maneuver

I don't remember the one for Destroy, except that it was even more ridiculous.
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Old 2006-03-01, 17:54   Link #9
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didnt they rename luna titanium gundarium to honour the rx78 after the oyw?
Yes they did.
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Old 2006-03-01, 18:00   Link #10
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didnt they rename luna titanium gundarium to honour the rx78 after the oyw?
No, in Zeta Gundam Camille and Char/Quattro talk about how the Mark II still uses the old Gundam's armor (Luna Titanium), and Camille says his parents decided their next suit would use Gundarium. They're two different armor materials.
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Old 2006-03-01, 18:24   Link #11
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But one thing is for sure, Fukuda scrapes the bottom of the barrel with his acronyms.
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Old 2006-03-01, 22:14   Link #12
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No, in Zeta Gundam Camille and Char/Quattro talk about how the Mark II still uses the old Gundam's armor (Luna Titanium), and Camille says his parents decided their next suit would use Gundarium. They're two different armor materials.
Not quite. They were talking about how Mark II used an *old* armor, which is the titanium/ceramic composite that most OYW suits used.

Gundarium is indeed named after the RX-78-2, whose Luna Titanium was given the name Gundarium-alpha after the war.

Oh, and acronyms for Gundams is not a phenomenon that began with CE. Other Gundam timelines had it:
Universal Century:
General-purpose
Utility
Non
Discontinuity
Augmentation
Maneuvering weapon system

The above was first used in unofficial sources, though mentioned in Gundam Sentinel (I think) and was used in some UC models later on.

Future Century:
Gamma
UNificational
Dimalium
Amalgam
Mobile-suit

This is used BEFORE Gundam Fights began. In FC, Gundams are named after Gundarium, which is short for Gamma UNificational DimALIUM amalgam.

Govern of
Universe
Nation
Decide
Advanced
Mobile-suit

This is what GUNDAM stands for after the Gundam Fights were established in FC.

After Colony:
Genetic on
Universal
Neutraly
Different
Alloy-nium
Mobile suit

Gundam is named after Gundanium in AC, which is short for Genetic on Universal Neutraly Different Alloy-NIUM.


As you can see, CE doesn't quite scrape the bottom of the barrel.

BTW, Destroy is

Gigantic
Unilateral
Numerous
Dominating
AMmunition
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Old 2006-03-02, 02:07   Link #13
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As you can see, CE doesn't quite scrape the bottom of the barrel.

BTW, Destroy is

Gigantic
Unilateral
Numerous
Dominating
AMmunition
I still say it does. I mean, just look at it! Dominating ammunition?
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Old 2006-03-02, 03:47   Link #14
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brightman, where did you get the ones for FC and AC? I'd head the UC one regarding the RX-78 before, but never heard any of those other ones from any official source. Hell, they make the ZGMF series acronyms sound positivly normal...
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Old 2006-03-02, 07:42   Link #15
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brightman, where did you get the ones for FC and AC? I'd head the UC one regarding the RX-78 before, but never heard any of those other ones from any official source. Hell, they make the ZGMF series acronyms sound positivly normal...
I honestly don't remember... These acronyms were saved in my harddrive from somewhere...

EDIT: A search of these on google did turn up results in the Japanese wiki ( http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%...82%A4%E3%83%97 ), though I'm not sure how accurate it is and I don't think I got them from there... (judging from the sheer silliness of some of the elements of those two timelines though, I wouldn't put it pass them to officially come up with these types of names..)

The wiki does say that FC's Gundam was published as "Govern of Unverse Nation Decide Advanced Mobile-suit" though... So it seems they didn't even bother to get the spellings correct...
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Old 2006-03-02, 23:20   Link #16
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Maybe there should be a law that Sunrise is not allowed to create any more acronyms. Of course, to be fair, modern US military acronyms tend to be very ugly as well.
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Old 2006-03-03, 15:37   Link #17
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I don't have issues with acronyms derived from phrases but phrases made to fit acronyms never work. Sunrise seems to like doing the latter which is why they end up with these non-sensical acronyms.
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Old 2006-03-03, 15:50   Link #18
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didnt they rename luna titanium gundarium to honour the rx78 after the oyw?
I had always believed that Lunar Titanium = Gundarium/Gundanium.

I simply understood the lines in Zeta Gundam to mean that the Mark II had the same amount of armour as the Mark I. Newer suits, such as the Rick Dias, or Hyaku Shiki had much more armor. Not to mention anti-beam coating, and other countermeasures.
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Old 2006-03-03, 23:04   Link #19
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I don't have issues with acronyms derived from phrases but phrases made to fit acronyms never work. Sunrise seems to like doing the latter which is why they end up with these non-sensical acronyms.
I find terms like HOTAS and TOW just as ugly as the Sunrise ones.
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I find terms like HOTAS and TOW just as ugly as the Sunrise ones.
Atleast acronyms like TOW (Tube launched, Optically tracked, Wire guided) and HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) make sense. The US Navy is worse, take COMSUBLANT (Commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet). Most people would have no F'ing clue as to what the hell it means. Or even better, try COMSTRKFIGHTWINGLANT (Commander, Strike Fighter Wing, Atlantic).
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