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As far as I understand it, Newtypes are the "new type" of humans who have evolved due to their migration of space.  This is what Zeon Zum Deikun has been advocating, which the Zabi family twisted.  But newtypes are not the Deux Ex Machina of the franchise (to some degree), as even the strongest Newtype ends up tragically.  They are mentioned most of the time because of how they are very good pilots, but the only time that they manifest physically is during critical events.  One example is by Amuro from Char's Counterattack.  You'll have to watch that to see what I mean.  

Z Gundam explores the newtypes in more detail as they introduced the enhanced humans, people who are made into newtypes artificially, though with some psychological side effect.

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Speaking of Z Gundam, one of the reasons why I liked it so much is also because of the second opening theme.  Mizo no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete was also composed by Neil Sedaka.  Celebrating Gundam's 40th anniversary, the original singer of the song will release an album covering various songs from the Gundam Franchise.  Here is one of the re-arranged version:

 

 

Despite her age, Moriguchi Hiroko is still lovely as ever.

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10 hours ago, durendal said:

Z Gundam explores the newtypes in more detail as they introduced the enhanced humans, people who are made into newtypes artificially, though with some psychological side effect.

Poor Elpy.

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17 hours ago, durendal said:

 

Thanks for the info, its not something that would have ruined the series for me but it good to know it’s not going to turn into something overly predictable either.

Im really liking toward to Zeta but that’s going to a little ways off. Sine I’m following the U.C. timeline in rough chronological  order I won’t be watching it till September. 

After 0079, my copy of 08th MS Team showed up and I finished it at the weekend. Currently watching MS IGLOO. The series on the August hit list are Thunderbolt, War in the Pocket and Star Dust Memory.

6 hours ago, Salkafar said:

Poor Elpy.

That sounds... interesting.

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6 hours ago, Daitarn 3 said:

Thanks for the info, its not something that would have ruined the series for me but it good to know it’s not going to turn into something overly predictable either.

Im really liking toward to Zeta but that’s going to a little ways off. Sine I’m following the U.C. timeline in rough chronological  order I won’t be watching it till September. 

After 0079, my copy of 08th MS Team showed up and I finished it at the weekend. Currently watching MS IGLOO. The series on the August hit list are Thunderbolt, War in the Pocket and Star Dust Memory.

That sounds... interesting.

 

That's actually a good choice if you want to know more about the UC universe in general.  Skip to Z Gundam only if you are interested in the rivalry between Amuro and Char.  0083 actually leads directly to Z Gundam.  Animation-wise, 0083 is top notch as even my brother who is not interested in Anime whatsoever really liked 0083.

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On 7/15/2019 at 10:01 PM, Daitarn 3 said:

That sounds... interesting.

Actually, I was mistaken. Elpy is in Gundam Double Zeta. Zeta 2?

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Perhaps you meant poor Four?  I never really found the story of Puru and Puru 2 to be tragic.  Probably because at how lighthearted they wanted to portray Gundam ZZ.   I know it's supposed to be spelled Ple, but that just sounds awful.  I like it spelled Puru better, probably Plu, but not Ple.  It's like saying someone's name as bleh. :lol: 

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I thought it was very tragic how a young teenage girl plus her clones with zero life experience were viewed and treated as nothing more than control modules for killing machines, losing their mind and their life in the process.

And - in case you didn't know - Elpy's name is derived from 'Lemon People', a magazine unabashadly aimed at hebephiles. Ah, Japan. Hence "Elpeo Ple" - "L-people".

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6 hours ago, Salkafar said:

I thought it was very tragic how a young teenage girl plus her clones with zero life experience were viewed and treated as nothing more than control modules for killing machines, losing their mind and their life in the process.

And - in case you didn't know - Elpy's name is derived from 'Lemon People', a magazine unabashadly aimed at hebephiles. Ah, Japan. Hence "Elpeo Ple" - "L-people".

Cloning, inhuman experiments, weapon development, people driven to insanity... This is sounding better and better.

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12 hours ago, Salkafar said:

And - in case you didn't know - Elpy's name is derived from 'Lemon People', a magazine unabashadly aimed at hebephiles. Ah, Japan. Hence "Elpeo Ple" - "L-people".

I actually did not know that.  Wow, you learn something new every day.

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