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Old 2011-01-14, 23:25   Link #445
LoweGear
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I'm as much a fan of realism in Gundam as anyone claiming to be a fan... but super robot aspects have been a constant in Gundam since the One Year War, with the the entire "overpowered-monster-of-the-week-that-makes-no-sense" aspect and Newtype powers, which have made everything possible from telepathic communication to powering up mobile suits on the souls of the dead to pushing an asteroid away from Earth singlehandedly. Hell, the EXAM system's technical workings had SOULS as its primary means of operation, and that's in a UC setting.

Besides, "Real Robot" has never been about the technology itself, but rather the presentation of such technologies in the context of the whole, thus why stuff like Zone of the Enders is considered "Real" despite their mecha being super-esque in stats and abilities.
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