Macross’ mecha proved something very important. Without Minovsky Particles, Gundams, Mobile Suits, Armors, Capitol Ships, Every Close-Range Attack Craft in its franchise, is frickin’ TOAST against even conventional weapons. Minovsky Particles render contemporary guidance systems useless, requiring combatants to fight in visual range. Otherwise, it is stupid beyond reason to devote research and development to heat tomahawks and beam sabers.
In Sai Mecha, Gundam doesn’t get to impose its technological status quo. The assumption must be: ALL WEAPONS WILL WORK. Thus, the Sinanju never had a prayer against the very least of the VFs which pack payloads of guided missiles. If infantry-borne munitions can harm it, as Daguze was able to prove in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn episode 03, there is no reason to doubt that a single guided missile can critically damage the Sinanju.
It does NOT have the machine gun power to shoot down an entire Itano Circus. It doesn’t even have machine guns PERIOD. It has no countermeasures against missiles. Unfortunately for the Sinanju, against a VF it won’t be dodging single beam shots firing at semi-automatic, while it will need to cover so much space just to be able to see a VF in its sights.
The Sinanju sure looks big and powerful, and it is: able to power 540-1080 American households circa late-20th/early-21st century. But against the lowliest of VFs, IT’S NOT EVEN FUCKING CLOSE. The mass production Variable Fighter can power 110,000-210,000 American households, or, basically 30% of the output of the Hoover Dam, or half the output of Fukushima I.
I’ve been rather kind, in my appeal to Gundam fans to vote against their Big Red Hope. But now that victory of the mass-produced wonder, the fake underdog, Macross’ Variable Fighter is secure, I can cut loose and let the mecha rev its engines and show what real power is. The Sinanju can shove all its mythic/symbolic Zeon peanut butter up its ass.
To celebrate the glorious win, here are some images of Battloids from my own personal Revoltech collection:
It should be obvious, that I’m no enemy of the Gundam franchise, having written over 50 blog posts related to Gundam in nearly 3 years of blogging anime. But please weaboo, yack deculture all the way.
Also, you can’t do this inside a fricking Gundam:
It’s not that I don’t like you, Sinanju. It’s the very fact that I think you’re tops that makes this victory ever so sweeter.