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Old 2008-03-26, 00:24   Link #1032
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Originally Posted by 4Tran View Post
I'm not sure that I'd go that far. Variable fighters are less plausible than their Gundam counterparts since they tend to be both more complex and more advanced (in general). However, they truly are treated like plain war machines in a way that's rather unusual to most mecha anime. And in fact, they could have been replaced by regular fighters without changing a whole lot in terms of the story.
In the original SD it was stated that the variable fighters were designed after Macross crash landed on earth and humans became aware of the existence of giants in space. The humanoid form is to enable "miclones" to fight on the same level as a giant. IMO its a better reason than Gundams. Im not talking about technical difficulty.
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