Gundam Wing 11-15: Heero Taunts the Clan Noventa, Releena Taunts OZ TWICE

Zech’s lamented how Heero had bigger control sticks…

Having succeeded against the Gundams OZ begins moving it’s Tauruses to space almost unopposed as the Gundams have been all but reduced to being mere spectators. Despite the cease fire the Gundams win small victories here and there but none influence the strategic course plotted by Treize. I like how Releena dared to go on a suicide mission to avenge her foster father, I suppose that she has some similarities with Heero given their total disregard for their personal safety. These days the typical loser only raises the weapon without using it, not only did Releena prove how she had bigger balls than than the losers of the future but she actually hit something. No doubt wiping out Treize’s rose is going to piss off Lady Une since she took great pains to steal it.

Releena gets caught but Nion is now her guardian and Releena becomes ruler of a nation not suffering from a collapsed economy or unjustly holding onto conquered territory like one Princess Poverty from the Middle East… Not a bad start on the road to nation building and it spares us the waste of funds on silly shit like crappy propaganda posters. Quatre and Duo go milling about in the Middle East which doesn’t much look like the Middle East I am in now. What I wouldn’t give to have girls cosplay I Dream of Genie style handing out flowers. At any rate it was a decent grunts vs grunts match up as OZ was only fielding Tragos suits and there was enough new footage to make it interesting. Rashid needs some Go-Nagi side burns to complement his pay it forward speech.

Trowa and Heero get paired up and Trowa decides to be an Heero as well. For better or for worse Catherine guves him a Katie punch which I guess creates the beginning of true love. Still there is much to be done and they go on a quest for absolution as Heero asks all the survivors if the Noventa clan to be his judge, jury, and executioner. Asking a bunch of pacifists to be executioners results in Heero not getting killed. Silvia Noventa being rather milquetoast aside there was a Grunt with Machida-like qualities serving the Alliance in his Leo. Not only did the guy die bravely but managed to punch an Aries IN THE FACE. Still everywhere else it seems that OZ is steamrolling the opposition and many years before Xbox LIVE Gundam Wing foretold with alarming accuracy how guys with headsets can be immature motherfuckers. Alex and Mueller were to me like those rude fellows on FPS multi-player lobbies that talk a whole lot of shit and boast of being bad ass when their fat ass sits on a chair, still I was heartened when an old dude from the Alliance fragged one of their newb clansmen while Zechs decided to be a teamkiller. I confess it was a most glorious and well deserved ass kicking.

While Heero and Trowa are out making fan girls fall over themselves with Kanako Fantasies and in some cases Hosaka Fantasies, Releena mills about in her reverse trap out fit which makes more sense than that tight un-Islamic outfit Ismail wore to beg for money. Besides I find that Releena’s get up to be better aesthetically with regards to her station. Also Releena makes her awesome portent of Romefeller’s DOOM by telling them that they are mistaken and that the Gundams will come to “rectify” their mistake. It sounded like a gloriously painful procedure and a good rebuke of Treize’s blasphemy against Zeus.

Zechs is spoiling for a big fight and starts rebuilding Wing Gundam on his hunch that Heero is still alive. Releena also gets confirmation that her Heero is alive after opening a private letter from Mrs. Noventa, if only the Yandere flowed strongly in Releena, but for now I can pretend that Releena was about to get stabby on an old lady out of some insane jealousy. Noin gets her cargo as close as she can before the Inspector launches his bid to get the proof he needs to become a toady. It could have been a pretty awesome air battle between Aries vs Aries with the bidding in the clouds, booming and zooming to take out the carriers. Alas the recycled footage came back and it was less than it should have been.

One thing I didn’t care for too much was Wu Fei being weepy, still as much as it think highly of Sally Po it’s a real drag to see him whine, at least with Heero he hardly says anything. Still I guess killing a bunch of Aries in hand to hand combat has to count for something and I did get giddy when Shenlong stabbed that Aries IN THE FACE. As guilty as Wing is for beam spamming with buster rifles it means a lot to me when they go for the head it brings back wonderful memories of G Gundam. Not to mention how similar Shenlong is to Dragon Gundam of Neo-China.

Lady Une is about to experience domestic violence…

She never did wash that hand as long as she lived…

Man I wonder how it was that Releena still has the cash for her stalking habit…

Oddly enough Releena is showing more aptitude for pistol aiming that everyone else…

Unlike Saji Releena did pull the trigger.., and quite accurately.

If only the Middle East were like that…

Looks like Wong yun Fat got a new gig after all…

Leo Air Cav.

Poor Leo pilot is pretty much fucked…

Col. Bunt liked to talk dirty…

Fuck Beam Spam THIS is how you take out an enemy with style…you stab him in the FACE.

Sally Po is awesome.

Oh yeah these two dickheads…

How I miss the days when the over 35 crowd was also kicking ass…

Zech’s doesn’t not approve of your behavior on Xbox LIVE…

Funny how Wing anticipated how headsets could make teenagers more prickish online…

Zech’s liked killing the cancer that was killing his MW2 matches…

How that got past the OZ gate guards I will never know…

Catherine thought that this shit was so CASH…

I assume that it was this point that Trowa fell in love…

Wai wai Reverse Trap Releena so much better than blasphemously dressed Princess Poverty…

God might understand what your are doing but Zeus hates you and he will have his vengeance satisfied…

Looks like Noin is going to have to learn a thing or two about baby sitting…

Releena had the balls to say how shit was going to go down…

Releena was in their base killing their confidence.

FALCON PUNCH!

Heero didn’t need airbags like some Zeke pusscake in a Geara Zulu the seat belt was all he needed…

This guy knew how to die like a man…

Clearly he was an ancestor of Machida of Frontier’s Diamond Force…

It is well thought out because there was a low chance of death since the Noventa family weren’t big on being murderers themselves…

Noin is not amused by the accusations that she is an ugly witch with a poisoned apple…

PARENTING FAIL.

Man if only Releena was yandere she even saw old married women as threats…

One thing I wished they did better in Wing was to animate the grunts vs grunts better it would have been pretty awesome like a non-CG IGLOO 2…

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13 Comments

  1. ExecutiveOtaku
    Posted May 28, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    It’s interesting to see your mostly positive take on Wing. Even with nostalgia for the first mecha series I ever watched, I still think of it as something more akin to Gundam 00: I like the ‘bad guys’ while I mostly despise the Gundam pilots and their pretenses to politics. Though they definitely didn’t screw up the political part as thoroughly as 00 did, and you are right that Releena isn’t so bad. Especially in light of Princess Poverty.

    • Crusader
      Posted May 28, 2010 at 10:09 am | Permalink

      I am finding Lady Une to be quite laughable, and to a good extent it’s a little better than Gundam 00 in many regards since they were not tossing around SOB stories like the did in Gundam 00. Their goal was to kick the crap out of OZ and were not interested in being just or making excuses. More over they consistently fail to exert the kind of strategic influence that they need to achieve their goals. OZ’s superior numbers counts little in a fight but strategically OZ makes it count and is winning the war through diplomatic means as well.

      Releena at least got off the couch and went after people, unlike Saji she had the guts to pull the trigger. Also the poor girl is so smitten with Heero it’s kind of hard not to cheer her along. I quite liked her warning that the Gundams will come to rectify their mistakes spiel.

      • ectholion
        Posted May 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

        its kinda funny that she going from assination attempts on OZ officials to the pacificim thing.. and then the whole DEEP LOVE thing she has going on for Heero.. bringing death one day stalking the next and then bringing peace + sermons to herald the impending doom on the silly rich b#@t@#ds…lol

        • Onion
          Posted May 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

          Not so odd, really. She’s growing up, bit by bit. That’s what I love about her character so much. Well, that and being WITHOUT FEAR! Seriously, she’s got tits made of gundamium.

          And yet episode 40 tops even this!

  2. Posted May 29, 2010 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    Catherine? Seriously? Aren’t we forgetting the supplementary materials hinting that she’s Trowa’s (literal) Onee-chan?

    • Crusader
      Posted May 29, 2010 at 10:47 am | Permalink

      Correction comrade it’s Onee-sama. :P

    • d3v
      Posted May 29, 2010 at 11:42 am | Permalink

      It’s called sis-con.

      • Crusader
        Posted May 29, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink

        And as well all know that is perfectly okay.

  3. d3v
    Posted May 29, 2010 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Reverse trap Relena only makes me wish that this was a Yuri anime.

    • Crusader
      Posted May 29, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

      Indeed she even has a school full of fawning fangirls and Dorthy gets into the picture…

      • d3v
        Posted May 29, 2010 at 11:41 am | Permalink

        If only she was sent to Lillian then. But would that mean that Heero would have had to enroll in Hanadera?

        • Crusader
          Posted May 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

          Yes though now she needs a Soeur …

          • d3v
            Posted May 30, 2010 at 6:09 am | Permalink

            Her grande soeur would likely be Noin, sincein a perfect yuri world, she’d be pining for Relena and not her brother. If not, then maybe Sally. As for her petite soeur, maybe Hilde.

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