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What's stopping any dumb mook from putting a Gundam face onto his or her mobile suit?
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>>17607772
getting a gundam face
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>not tricking your enemy with a zaku face on your gundam instead
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>>17607772
Nothing if they have a deadwish. Every one will be targetting the fake gundam, and that mook will be toast
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>>17607776
/thread
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>>17607772

Desire, money, authority, resources, time. Everything really.
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>>17607772
There's nothing to stop it, there's no meaning in-universe to having a 'gundam face' on your MS.

At most it might be used short-term as some sort of psychological tactic.
Like say how obsessed Zeon was with the 'White Devil' during the OYW, you could disguise another MS to look like it to spread false intel amongst the Zeon command chain to which area it is actually in or where its travelling.
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>>17607808

> There's nothing to stop it

I'm pretty sure the armed services don't generally let you modify their mechanized war platforms without authorization. And that parts for them are generally not easy to come by. Or cheap. It's probably not the kind of job any untrained moron can do in their spare time either. So there probably is something to stop it. Several somethings even, more than likely.
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>>17607820
There's a whole bunch of modified mobiles suits in Gundam.

Also you are being foolish, there's nothing especially hard about engineers mucking together a quick faceplate to make it look like a gundam face. Especially if its part of a psych-war operation.
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>>17607790
Please, everybody knows that having gundam face on your mook suit heavily increases your survival rate compared with ones without it.
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>>17607808
Actually you wouldn't need to disguise a suit to look like a gundam, considereding how many different fucking Gundams have been retconned to have existed during the oyw due to every side-story created feeling the need to have their own unique 'Gundam'.
There's likely as many Gundams in existence for the conflict as there were first stated to be total number of GMs before series-creep inflated the numbers.
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>>17607844
this
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>>17607844
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>>17607844
the Austrailian gundam
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>>17607844
Gundam-jack: One Year War Edition
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>>17607833

>There's a whole bunch of modified mobiles suits in Gundam.

Which isn't to say that nobody authorized all those changes. They're not mutually incompatible statements.

> Also you are being foolish, there's nothing especially hard about engineers mucking together a quick faceplate to make it look like a gundam face.

The question was what's stopping someone from doing it, which implies one person i.e. the pilot. The pilot could get engineers to do it, but they would still need the engineers in most cases. Which is one more barrier. Those barriers might be relatively small, but they still exist.
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The Ez8 is such bullshit, its a series about gundams being squaddie units with everyone having the same shit but they still found a way to give the MC a completly unique looking snowflake mech with slightly improved capabilities. Shiro is such a faggot after he goes full pacifism gundam lead and as a squad leader deserves to be shot for putting his own people at risk for the sake of the enemies like during that scene with the GAW.
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>>17607844
How many [G] Gundams were active across the conflict?

Remember when the Federation took Odessa with just conventional forces + whitebase?
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>>17607889
>full pacifism gundam lead
NO SHIT
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>>17607918
Not all Gundam Leads go down the path of
>"No I can't kill the enemy! Despite being an actual soldier in the middle of a war!"
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>>17607808
>There's nothing to stop it, there's no meaning in-universe to having a 'gundam face' on your MS.
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>>17607772
A dumb mook wouldn't be able to install a Gundam head on his GM.
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>>17607844
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>>17607947
Dumb mooks are able to build super advanced units in their space garages.

A dumb deserter like Doan somehow managed to keep his Zaku II running on his island hideaway.
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>>17607889

The more egregious part is that despite being a show that focuses primarily on the team aspect during the first half, all the climactic fights are focused on Shiro and there's no big setpiece fight where they get to show off the teamwork they've learned. It completely wastes the team aspect.
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>>17607844
More of a variant of the RX78 using the core-block concept to give it new equipment.
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Nothing triggers the faggot uprising around here like the ground Gundam.
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>>17608123
What are you even bitching about.
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>>17608127
Re-read it retard.
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>wanting a Gundam head
>instead of a Pale Rider head that combines the best aspects of a GM head and a Gundam head

These freaking grandpa's, I swear
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>>17607772
nothing, they did it before
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>>17607842
Unless you have plot armor to go with that gundam face, you're going to be killed just as easily.
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>>17607844
Does anybody have that picture where they show all of the Gundams that were in the OYW? The one that has like 20 Ground Gundams in it.
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>>17607844
This.
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>>17607772
Two words; "priority target"
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>>17608369
>That one gm with a mobile suit sized mace
I know the Gundam hammer existed, but how the fuck did that idiot get hold of one.
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>>17607930
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>>17607842
That effect only works if you also happen to be a new type teenager with a tragic backstory
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>>17607772
What’s the point?
Outside of psychological warfare, the only real advantage of a gundam type head is stereoscopic vision (which a GM’s on board systems wouldn’t be able to take advantage of) and a fancy communication antenna.
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>>17607955
There’s a difference between performing basic maintenance on a vehicle you have already been trained to use,
And installing a completely new sensor unit onto a mobile suit it wasn’t even designed for.
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>>17608026
Why even use a gundam torso for that, surely the guncannon would be more appropriate.
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>>17608862
Because it has to be Gundam, plebs only pay for the Gundam.
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>>17608775
Exactly..I mean Heero doesn't even stop at killing enemy soldiers, he'd kill a pacifist bitch if he has to.
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>>17609380

Except in Endless Waltz; when he wouldn't kill anyone. None of the protagonists would. Which is supposed to be the culmination of their story.
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>>17609388
That's wrong though.

The others were the ones not killing people, just trying to disable mechs. And that was shown to be a failing strategy because they got worn down and were on the verge of losing.

Then Heero comes in and nukes the bunker door, in the process killing several Serpents between him and the bunker.
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>>17609403

It doesn't matter if it's shown to be something failing, because it was only failing after an extended period during which they had taken out dozens of enemies and were primarily failing because they were running out of ammo/energy rather than because it was ineffective. And also because they had committed to doing it regardless of whether it was going to be successful or not since that was what they viewed as the better choice regardless.

And while Heero's shots do destroy several Serpents, they're destroyed as incidental damage because they got too close and at no point did he ever actually target any of them. Instead, before he even fires for the first time, he calls the bunker to ask if their shields are up, which implies he wants to make sure they are capable of withstanding the Twin Buster Rifle before he shoots.
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>>17609432
They have Relena hostage at the time.
And he asks if their fortress is secure before taking his first shot.
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>>17609595

The focus of Heero's shot was in shredding the bunker's defenses regardless of which way you want to term it. He wasn't trying to kill everyone; he was just trying to make them vulnerable. He didn't want to kill, and that was one of his big focuses of his character in Endless Waltz; something that becomes explicit during his conversations with Wufei.
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>>17607785
galaxy brain right here
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>>17607908
I suppose over 10? We already have got seven units confirmed: Three for the 8MS team, the Blue Destiny one to three, and the Slave Wraith.
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This is exactly what a Hazel is. A GM Quel with a Gundam head
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>>17607908
>>17609949
there where 20
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>>17608709
>GM
That was a Gundam
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Nothing

>>17607842
This is correct
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>>17607947
I'm saying they wouldn't salvage some spare parts from Project V or make some brand new ones just because Ensign Asshole went "Bruh I have the coolest idea!"
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>>17610067
That's Lt. Asshole, sir. Ensign Asshole is my nephew. His father the Col and I are both very proud.
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>>17608862
Gundam torso can tank bullets I guess
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>>17611197
So can a guntank torso? They two suits have the same armor. The only real weakness of the Guntank is the gunner pilot is exposed in that head cockpit compared to the driver in the coreblock cockpit.
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>>17608709
>but how the fuck did that idiot get hold of one.
all GM and MPgundam are just copies of Amuro shit, so some pilot must have had it given to them.
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>>17607772
Nothing really, except now you get ragged on for falling behind on your kill count.

Turns out it's really hard to kill the enemy when they're too busy staying the fuck out of your way because of all the horror stories they've heard about some horned mobile suit bouncing around and one shotting everything, and they really don't want to take their chances on your mobile suit being an impostor and not the real deal.
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>>17610067

Why would a random mook have access to spare parts from project V or the scrapped remains of any other Gundam, given they're prototypes the Federation would be picking the scraps of for data and spare parts themselves.
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>>17612047
It's pretty crazy that most grunts fucking go balls deep trying to off the Gundam, when really I'd think a monster with a crazy autistic newtype pilot on any battlefield would lead to guys routing. It's not like a Gundam is inconspicuous, the moment you see V Horns you should probably start running.
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>>17612174

Well, the guys in "Time, Be Still" and Ramba Ral's men were specifically targeting the Gundam because it would personally benefit them if they took it out. The former because defeating the Gundam would mean they could go home, while the later because it would result in promotions and a better lifestyle initially and for revenge by the end. A lot of the people who target the Gundam outside major battles (Odessa, Jaburo, Solomon, A Baoa Qu) are doing so for revenge really. Whereas the people in major battles don't really have a huge choice but to be there, and while they can move to avoid the Gundam, we don't really concentrate on them much, so we don't know if many actually did that.
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>>17612174
They might have missed Tominos other shows and were unaware of the plot armor they're equipped with.
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>>17610067
>Junior officer being visited by the Good Idea Fairy
Okay, now I 100% believe it's plausible.
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>>17609830

ZZ seems like it is laughing at Z.



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