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Summary:

Setsuna accuses Ribbons of pretending to be God, but Ribbons claims that he is God. Ribbons believes that the human race will not stop fighting and will be destroyed unless he controls it, and he calls himself its savior. He compares what he’s doing to how people control animals, and he thinks that beating pure breed Setsuna cements his own value. In the ensuing battle, Setsuna is forced to evade while he waits for the Twin Drive system to charge, and when he tries to engage Ribbons at close range, he discovers that Ribbons’ new mobile suit can transform into a Gundam that has its own Twin Drive system. To make things even tougher, Ribbons gets backed up by Revive and Hiling, but fortunately for Setsuna, he gets his own help in the form of Lyle and Allelujah. With Hallelujah now as an active part of him, Allelujah goes up against Hiling and quickly tears apart her Garazzo, killing her. The Arios, however, is subsequently disabled by Ribbons. The Ptolemaios then arrives on the battlefield, and Sumeragi orders the release of a smoke screen. This gives Setsuna the opportunity to attack, and with his Innovator powers active, he actually able to do some damage to Ribbons’ Gundam. The Cherudim Gundam meanwhile is heavily damaged, but Lyle is able to make use of a one second Trans-Am to get the upper hand on and take out Revive.

Since the only opponent left is Ribbons’ Gundam, Sumeragi orders Ian to prepare to fire the R2 despite them not having a spare GN Drive. Ribbons meanwhile attributes Setsuna’s power to him having an original GN Drive, and Ribbons wants it back because otherwise his own creation would be meaningless. Tieria, however, uses Veda to tell Ribbons that their mission was not to lead mankind but to create a future with it, and he points to how Ribbons looks down on mankind as the reason why they can’t understand each other. Ribbons and Setsuna then engage their respective Trans-Am Systems, and although Ribbons scores several hits, Setsuna quantizes and manages to get a critical slash in. Unfortunately for Setsuna, Ribbons counterattacks and is able to slice off one of the 00 Raiser’s arms. This allows him to steal one of the 00 Raiser’s GN Drives, but he finds that his own Gundam has suffered too much damage to continue on. By chance, he happens upon the abandoned 0 Gundam and decides to stick the 00 Raiser’s GN Drive into it. When he returns to where the 00 Raiser is though to finish Setsuna off, he discovers that Setsuna is gone and so is the remaining GN Drive. As it turns out, Setsuna has returned to the Gundam Exia and has reinstalled its GN Drive.

The two now continue their fight on the lunar surface, and it ends with them charging at each other. Both pierce their weapons into the other’s Gundam, and it results in the 0 Gundam exploding. With the Exia having taken significant damage as well, Setsuna is knocked unconscious. Sometime later, Marina writes a letter to Setsuna to tell him her feelings. She knows that as a child soldier, he was coerced to fight and was only able to live on the battlefield. The two of them have the same desire for peace and understood each other, but Marina questions why their paths didn’t cross. She goes on to wonder about Setsuna’s own happiness even as he tries to get rid of strife in the world, and she believes that sharing one’s happiness with others and expanding that circle leads to true peace. That’s why she wants him to get a grip on his own happiness, and she’s praying that happiness comes to him. Marina then gives a speech to a large crowd touting how Azadistan was able to rebuild with the Earth Federation government’s aid, and she promises to work hard so that all countries of the Middle East get this aid. To herself and Setsuna, she promises to expand this small peace.

Elsewhere in the world, Saji is thinking to himself about how the progression of Louise’s cell disorder has been completely stopped. He wonders if it’s thanks to the light that Setsuna released, but even if he doesn’t understand it, he knows that Louise is with him now. Louise is at this moment watching the new Federation president give a speech about A-LAWS being dismantled and about the Federation army being reorganized. The new president also vows to support non-Federation countries and to promote Federation participation to establish a true Earth Federation. Shirin and Klaus are part of the audience, and they feel that the world is just now starting to change. Klaus realizes that it’s easy to talk about understanding each other and a world of peace, but they have to aim for it for the sake of the children to come. Back at the hospital, Louise wonders what will happen to the world now, and although Saji isn’t sure, what he does know is that they can’t be unaware of everything. They know the importance of peace because they also know the reality and the battles, and they need to think about the world if they really want peace.

On her wedding day, Kati gets a call from Andrei asking about Celestial Being. Kati honors them for helping beat A-LAWS, but she feels that as long as they don’t disarm, they’re seen as a threat to the current government. If Celestial Being makes a move, Kati – who’s been promoted to the rank of brigadier general – is ready to move as well. But on this particular day, what’s important is that she’s getting married to Patrick. Andrei meanwhile has been put in charge of a relief operation, and he vows to live as a soldier like his parents, protect the citizens, and fight against those who threaten peace. Billy goes back to his research, accompanied only by a photo of himself and Sumeragi, and he is visited sometimes by Graham. His uncle Homer has killed himself. Of the Gundam pilots, Lyle takes some time off to visit the graves of his family and Anew to tell them that he’s left Katharon and will live as the Gundam Meister Lockon Stratos. He feels that even if he’s shunned from the world, he’ll continue fighting, and he wants Anew to wait for him in the afterlife. Allelujah and Marie, on the other hand, have left Celestial Being to begin a journey to find the meaning of their existence. Tieria is still part of Veda, and he’s entrusted the future to mankind and will watch over them until the upcoming dialogue.

Reflecting on everything, Saji thinks that no one knows what will happen to the world, but he feels that whatever happens, happens. They can change the future and move towards the world that they want, and if they make a mistake, Saji is sure that Celestial Being will be there. At that moment, Setsuna is onboard the Ptolemaios with Sumeragi, Lockon, and the rest of the crew, and he feels that they still have something to do. As the Ptolemaios launches toward space, Setsuna thinks about how they are Celestial Being, the ones who are aiming for the eradication of war. Even if the world abandons them, they’ll continue to face off against the world, and even if they themselves have to use force, they’ll live as a deterrent. For the sake of the future, Setsuna feels that they have to continue to exist.

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Apparently I was half-wrong about Ribbons’ mecha. It’s Gundam mode actually didn’t look so bad – still not intimidating, but at least it didn’t look like complete crap. And the battle between him and Setsuna turned out to be pretty good after all, especially since ending with the Exia vs. the RX-78-2 Gundam 0 Gundam was pretty cool in a throwback sort of way (though I question the intelligence of Ribbons downgrading – I guess he technically had to given the damage to his Gundam). I also enjoyed watching Hallelujah completely dominate Hiling and am glad that Revive got taken out as well. I actually thought for a moment that they might kill off Lyle or at least give him an eyepatch since his eye got all bloodied, but he ended up surviving with no problems.

This episode was a bit of a tale of two halves though. As you can tell, I enjoyed most of the battle parts, but the epilogue left something to be desired. As feared, Marina had a long monologue that lasted through most of the end of the Setsuna vs. Ribbons battle, and that segment felt like they were trying to stick too much into one short time frame. It was also disappointing that Graham didn’t appear but for a microsecond, however it was nice at least to see Patrick – immortal as always – marrying Kati. I think it really boils down to how they spent a lot of time hammering home the fact that although there’s now peace, it’s not perfect and they all have to be diligent. That’s a realistic ending, but probably not the ideal one or the most satisfying one to watch. Combine that with how Celestial Being still has things to do, and the story feels incomplete. There is of course also the fact that they advertised the 2010 Gundam 00 movie directly after the episode, so we know that there is more to come. Speaking of which, I laughed at the shot of Jupiter in the commercial. Obviously this means a Gundam 00/Geass crossover! :D

Final Thoughts:
Gundam 00′s second season had tons of action and was an exciting ride from start to finish. In that regard, I liked it more than the first season which I thought was plagued with a slow start. However, the story definitely wasn’t as strong as it could have been. The Saji and Louise conflict was built up nicely, but the way it was concluded with Setsuna magically making things okay was a bit of a letdown. I also think they really should have done something more significant with Marina’s character aside from just making her the person who sort of understands Setsuna’s character. Even her song with the children that I thought might be significant didn’t end up having much impact at all. And so ultimately, I’d say that this was a pretty good series with some interesting characters and a few flaws, but it was definitely still worth the time spent watching. Like what I said at the end of Geass R2, this was far from perfect, however it was still a very entertaining series.

March 29, 2009 at 5:01 am
257 comments »
  • March 30, 2009 at 12:36 amgboynextdoor

  • March 30, 2009 at 1:28 amsealouse

    There are four lights! Can’t wait!

  • March 30, 2009 at 1:59 amEspada

    hmm good ending but some questions are left unanswered…

  • March 30, 2009 at 3:02 amLobotomy

    well not a nice way to end it but could work….

    still I like Marina’s outfit at the end sexy as hell…. reminds me of the innovator outfit looks similar enough

    about the movie IDK will the SEED movie come out be4 this one or what. The SEED movie has been in the making for over 3 years now wth

  • March 30, 2009 at 3:23 amblaze

    this isn’t bad but i liked gundam seed’s character relationships & plots more. still, Allelujah is awesome.

  • March 30, 2009 at 3:58 amZaku Fan

    Given that Marina’s song did not really play a role in the series, i can guess what her actual role is. Her song is the reflection and encouragement of the war weary public to stop the senseless war between anti govt (katharon) and govt forces. Her role is to await the end of war, to administer to her country as a leader of peace and to show that fighting to end war does not just mean you have to pick up a gun as Shirin’s scene with Marina + Klaus’s scene with Shirin showing that Marina’s song was being broadcasted showed.

    Perhaps too subtle but for me that a good point about this series. Sumeragi moving between Billy and Lasse this episode, Marie looking at Alleugh when he says he wants to prevent more people like him and Soma Pieres from appearing in the world in episode 22, lots of small actions that says a lot of what is going on.

    Still too bad they did not use the Marina Ismail’s “Tomorrow” and instead used the children’s one.

  • March 30, 2009 at 5:20 amRon

    Anew too in the background ahaha, maybe there is a season 3
    http://randomc.net/image/Gundam%2000/Gundam%2000%20Second%20Season%20-%2025%20-%20Large%2035.jpg

  • March 30, 2009 at 5:53 amZuhri

    Exia vs 0 Gundam… Kinda like a wet dream for a Gundam Nut like me, totally classic. All in all, nice series.

  • March 30, 2009 at 8:46 amhethler

    i dodn’t get the gundam 00 – geass crossover thing…

  • March 30, 2009 at 10:23 amEddie

    Yes the Immortal Patrick lives. Yeah everything was great. Teria let me down though. I hope they get better upgraded gundam in the movie.

  • March 30, 2009 at 10:57 amkaito

    @hethler: if u didnt get the gundam 00 – code geass joke … pls watch code geass r2 again … and u will get it …

    lelouch vs setsuna maybe ?? i dont think so … (but it would be cool .. uu know ??)
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    well… if u didnt notice yet .. there are 5 lights over the jupiter atmosphere … yes, 5 !!!!
    4 arround it .. and 1 almost on the center of the planet !! (i think its like the others, arroud but bc the angle we cant see that clear enough…)

    well, someone mentionend here, i think … about the gundam wing’s “meteor operation..” well … yeah ! i think about that as well !!

    and … sadly exia and 0 gundam (aka rx-78 2 !! ) face off endend in a draw .. why ?? both of them get destroyed/pierced ….

    and again, theres actually 3 innovators alike on the end … the red hair one (divine), the purple hair one (anew, bc looks more like a woman) and the green hair one (ribbons ??, he looks more… manly ?? O_o?! ) … and just like someone said before about all of this …
    “only 2010 knows …”
    (damn !! i cant wait!! )

  • March 30, 2009 at 12:11 pmansonyyp

    i was waiting for setsuna to shout “BAN….KAI” when he was in Exia and was pointing his blade waiting to thrust towards Ribbons.

  • March 30, 2009 at 1:53 pmkamishiro

    I liked buuut i tought they would clear / deep the relationship between marina and setsuna ’cause i feel they will put push feldt to setsuna =/
    kinda of unfair …
    hope the movie will clear as marina and setsuna S2

  • March 30, 2009 at 4:23 pmCreid

    Awesome end to an awesome show! Looks like 2010 will be a good year for gundam as well

    And it looks like Tieria is actually watching over the world as Veda, that could be the reason why there are a lot of Innovator/Innovade look-alikes around the globe.

  • March 30, 2009 at 4:39 pmKabayongtao

    Hmm, I am trying to question Lyle’s survival during that episode. As you can see in the picture provided, the glass of his is broken. Given that his Gundam was damaged, Hell I believed that he would have been sucked up by the vacuum lmao. Unless if ofcourse, his Gundam is sealed well and does provide O2.

    http://randomc.net/image/Gundam%2000/Gundam%2000%20Second%20Season%20-%2025%20-%20Large%2013.jpg

  • March 30, 2009 at 4:41 pmKabayongtao

    ^Glass of his helmet

  • March 30, 2009 at 4:58 pmArael

    You missed another Arthur C. Clarke reference. In two of his books, “3001: The Final Odyssey” and “The Fountains of Paradise,” there were space elevators. Arthur C. Clarke is credited with bringing the idea of one into the broader public consciousness.

    As for possible crossovers, you guys are just blinded by Code Geass. There is another Sunrise production that would fit for a crossover much better. It too involves bright green power sources for its mechs, a hero who change as a result of contact with said power sources, and has Jupiter as the climax of the series. You all know, or should know, what I’m talking about.

  • March 30, 2009 at 5:18 pmArth Chu

    You’re missing something. Like all those Innovado clones everywhere.

  • March 30, 2009 at 6:03 pmMarth186

    Dude this is great. I thought they would screw up in the end with the setsuna haxxors but setsuna didnt even get to use them. I’m so glad the Exia came back it’s still my favorite gundam in the A.D. series.

  • March 30, 2009 at 8:41 pmmike

    I think out of all the Gundam series I had watched from 0079, 0080, 0083, Z, ZZ, Char’s Counter Attack, F91, V, G, X, W, Seed, Seed Destiny, and now 00. This has to be one of the worst in par with V, the characters are just not strong enough, I don’t mean piloting skills is more of how the character in the anime can make the audiences have a feel for them, clearly I don’t feel that way for anyone in this Gundam series. The males in this anime can’t compare to character like Judo, Amuro, Chars, Hiro, or Kira, don’t even mention the female leads, Marina is absolutely nothing compare to the female leads of W, Seed, or even X and G.
    Then we had the story about fighting a war to stop all war, BullShit. if you want to stop all war just go around and wipe out any country that stand in your way, when you on top of the world and rule with an iron fist then you can talk about peace afterward.
    This series maybe a good watch if you are someone new to the Gundam franchise but for old Gundam fans like myself who had watched almost 90% of all gundam series up to date, this is nothing but garbage to me.

  • March 30, 2009 at 10:21 pmno one

    Guess we will probably be seeing a ’00 Endless Waltz’ next year ne…

  • March 30, 2009 at 10:37 pmNakobass

    Mike, I’ve seen all those Gundam series to, and they all suck compared to Gundam 00.
    Gundam 00 is the best hands down. People just like to down Gundam 00 because Seed and the rest of those other Gundam Shows suck, and very few people agree with them.

    I personally going to get every episode on Blu-Ray DVD. I wouldn’t spend a dime on any of those other crappy Gundam Shows.

  • March 30, 2009 at 10:45 pmleoh

    So ALL of the U.C. shows are crappy. Huh.

  • March 30, 2009 at 11:18 pmAlt+F4

    @mike:

    There is no such thing as “rule with an iron fist then you can talk about peace afterward” because that’s called dictatorship, i.e A-LAWS; and when that happens there will always be a group of people who will want to stand against that because they do not agree with such tactics, i.e Kataron/Celestial Being. (Kinda like how Hitler wanted to conquer/wipe out any other country which stood in his way in WWII, but the Allies would not stand for it). When one rules all there cannot be a mutual peace amongst each other.

    It IS cliche with the whole idea of stirring up a war just to end all other wars, but keep in mind when Gundam 00 began there were also three main powers and those being that of Union, HRL, and AEU. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought Celestial Being was created because the three powers were trying to “out-do” each other with the whole orbital elevators thing and so Celestial Being was there for the purpose of unifying all three factions as a whole and making sure that humanity doesn’t kill each other because one faction is trying to take over the other. (Sorry, huge run-on sentence)

    The whole idea of peace in Gundam 00 was mentioned a lot throughout the second season, mainly that of understanding each other. It does somewhat have a Code Geass ending with the whole thing of making everyone unified by projecting their hate through that one certain thing, i.e The three united factions (now the Earth Sphere Federation) vs. Celestial Being (the supposedly “evil” terrorist organization), and Britannia/Japan/rest of the world vs. Lelouch.

    I do have to agree though, even though I’ve only watched about 50-60% of the whole Gundam franchise, the characters in Gundam 00 somewhat lacked development as compared to the other series of characters that I’ve watched. I really wish they would have elaborated more on the revival of Hallelujah, and Lockon (Lyle) still seemed somewhat hollow to me even after the season’s end. The only character I thought had a bit of development for this season was Tieria (mainly because he went from total asshat in season one to a cool and suave guy in season two, but even then that’s sorta pushing it). Obviously Setsuna would have character development since it shows his evolution into an innovator.

  • March 31, 2009 at 2:13 amFrito

    @everyone, just shut the FUCK UP and stop comparing things. fucking kids….. just enjoy and not whine. go kill yourselves instead of wasting my time(i happen to have read your posts.)

    moving on…..

  • March 31, 2009 at 3:15 amerizo

    I really enjoy the ending than the trainwreck that was once called Code Geass R2. Here hoping the movie will make me more happier.

    Also, I suck cocks.

  • March 31, 2009 at 9:13 amGN 0000

    great ending

  • March 31, 2009 at 10:57 am@ttacker

    People saying that Tieria didn’t improve much as a pilot should be happy he didn’t. Can you imagine if he actually became a really good one? He’d be the meister who rebuilt CB, Sumeragi consults him the most, he’s the kindest and most emphatic to his teammates, he’s resilient to the beckon of the enemy, he’s also the one with the key to accessing Veda which their enemies rely on so much and whose data CB also wants to have, (not to mention he’s good-looking from a certain standpoint) and on top of that… what would happen if he’s also a good pilot?! He’s not the lead character, he had to have a flaw, a major one in a story about fighting, to keep the audience’s view of him as just a supporting character to Setsuna. I am only left with the impression that he is a well-written character.

    Now Lyle, goodness sakes, this one I have to admit is a good character, albeit badly written and handled within the animation. It’s been “the novel says that Lyle… this and that magazine says that Lyle…” when they could have traded off some minutes from Marina’s screentime to expound on him.

    Anyway, rants, raves, still, eagerly waiting for the movie next year!!!

  • March 31, 2009 at 1:22 pmkillerinstict

    I think that the ending was wierd….well because:
    1. Reborn Gundam looks like the died-in-the-middle-of-the-season-type or role playing gundam-type like the akatsuki gundam in seed destiny. (they couldve made an angel like gundam to bring more godly looks to ribbons)
    2. i thought trans-am-burst would be used.
    3. tieria didn’t even lasted for 3 mins in the ending
    4. i thought hallelujah was gone?
    5. the 0xExia fight was kinda rushed
    6. what ever happened to graham?
    7. where’s regene?
    8. tieria’s naked….gay…epic fail
    9. Seraphim and Nadleeh deserves some justice…

    Also..i kinda wish that the 5 dots around jupiter represents the 5 new gundams in the construction stage…the 4 with the twin drive system while one with 3…then the later gets stolen Ribbons(he’s still alive because he wasn’t given the final moments like all the major chars when they die)
    Then the 4 gets piloted by the the original pilots (tieria can make another vessel for him like ribbons)
    then the movie starts with Marina’s country getting destroyed by almark :D:D:D:D
    00-reborn gundam!!! or Oblivion gundam or Redemption gundam!!!!

  • March 31, 2009 at 2:38 pmAyle

    The episode was epic. Stop considering it as a ending, the second season only dealt with the “Unification of the human race” part of the Aeolia plan, the serie will be brought to a true closure in the movie… True that the 0 vs Exia felt rushed but remember that their is a time constraint for the episodes. Maybe we’ll get a extended version of the final on the DVD/Blu-Ray.
    Hallelujah came back because of the Tran-Am burst, remember how previously he could only appear while The 00 was in Trans-AM mode? I guess the Burst healed whatever brain damage allelujah had received and that prevented hallelujah from appearing. I think that that is what also fully healed Lasse as Saji said that Luoise was cured because of it.
    The A-Laws commander committed seppukku? Damn that guy was hardcore until the end.
    About the Innovator cameos in the ending, remember that they were supposed to help humans in the beginning by being their link to Veda? Well I guess with Tieria taking over Veda, I suppose that their original purpose was restored too.
    Are Allelujah and Marie/Soma out of CB? Or are they just taking some sort of lovers vacation?

  • March 31, 2009 at 4:05 pmFreedommaster

    Remeber alioa plan isnt over, if there were no enemy like ribon we would see much more changing of earth and how the world would have no war….. that why they making a movie and for completing the story cause the plan is still incomplete… now that ribbons iis gone the plan must continue…humans must evolve…that why the its called childhood of humankind
    Now that tierra and allahluya are gone from celestial being setstuna and lockon are only left….at the ending you can see billy working on a a suit…is that the new 00gundam?

  • March 31, 2009 at 10:18 pmwell-worth_watching

    i was bit suprised that this gundam series was only 25 episodes usually its alot more and would have a better design of characters also

  • April 1, 2009 at 1:40 amAlt+F4

    @well-worth_watching:

    Actually, as a whole the series is 50 episodes. It’s only 25 because it was split into two seasons.

  • April 1, 2009 at 10:36 amdevilangel

    not as good as gundam seed/destiny finale

  • April 1, 2009 at 12:33 pmjustin43

    @Devilangel

    I hope you are not serious.

  • April 1, 2009 at 1:46 pmTrowa

    @erizo: I agree with you, Code Geass R2 is still a trainwreck and hopefully Gundam 00 movie will make me happy with a real ending.

  • April 1, 2009 at 4:47 pmP0

    Man i havnt posted in here in a LONG while. I guess since this is the end i have to show my face.I dont know about the rest of you but i love the show parts of it were disappointing… few grahm,allahluya moment it was all in all very good. As for the finale ep it was great the first part it got kinda cliche with saji saying CB will be there. Im glad they ended with daybreaks bell again. As for it not being over as said aoelia plan isnt finshed keep in mind ribbons mentions the giant space ship as a ark and of arriving aliens. Basically the ending for the show was understanding one another something they’ll have to do with these arriving aliens.

    The movie HAS to be a continuation of the show as the plan moves into the next phase and CB and the new UNITED world deals with these aliens. If you notice in the movie teaser THERE ARE FIVE LIGHTS. one on the surface of jupitar and 4 surrounding the planet I assume these are Gundams… As to who they are who knows… innovado, innovators or something else… odds are they are some form of human (as there has yet to be a gundam with actual aliens in it… correct me if im wrong) I just want to know how much of a part grahm and billy will play.

    to some of the post in here.
    Tiera can be revived in a invado bodo no doubt, aluyha and soma are probably just on break they’ll be back. O gundam and exia was a bit rushed, regene is proabably with tiera but it looks like he’s dead. I have to agree best gundam i have seen so far…
    sucks that they give halli/alluya 3 min of awesomeness AT THE END OF THE SHOW sad

  • April 1, 2009 at 4:51 pmGGear0323

    i really liked the ending, there is finally some order in the world, but as long as there are humans, there will always be humans who want to dominate others. in fact, the only real way to eradicate war between humans is a united human front in a war with someone else. well, i guess you could technically eradicate ‘war’ in the sense of country versus country, but unless everyone gets connected to each other a la GN particles, you will never stop people from fighting with one another. people will always have differences and some people will always feel they need to do whatever it takes to make people see that they are right. anyway, i really liked this series as a whole, sure some characters never got fleshed out as much as we would have liked, but that isnt exactly necessary. i mean really, who cares about Graham, what could they have done with his character anyway, he was always just either in the way of the other people or was in the background. i dont want to say he was just there to further the story, (ie, always testing out Billy’s new mechs, in other words, he was always a preview of what the A-laws or military in general would end up using 1-2 episodes later) because you could tell he had a deeper character, but as it pertains to the themes of the story and the outcome of the plot, he wasnt really necessary so unless you cared about him as a character, it shouldnt matter if they ever went in depth with him. Marina on the other hand always seemed to be like the representation of the common people. who wanted peace, who doesnt, but she doesnt want to fight for it (in the literal sense) and i liked her little monologue at the end, about how in simple terms she and Setsuna want the same things, but since they go about that in completely different ways, their paths never really cross. cant wait for the movie, lets see what is on Jupiter shall we, and as for the spots, i would more likely guess the four around the planet to be the four main moons, one of which scientists believe could possibly harbors very simple lifeforms. the on in the center, well, we’ll just have to wait now wont we.

  • April 1, 2009 at 6:28 pmFrito

    it’s a 3 step plan, 3 step series with the seasons and the movie.

  • April 1, 2009 at 8:23 pmSora No Kaze

    Yeah, I see where Mike is coming from. However, they did show subtile development inbetween and minor. If anything, the transition from first to second season showed me a good amount of change over the 5 years. Nice call with the three step plans, but I so think its out of context to see Aliens vs. Gundam. I mean, damn leave that to Macross, not Gundam.

    Btw, yeah I don’t see the Code Geass joke. No I odn’t recall what show it could be unless is Teppenn Guran wtv that full name is and I highly doubt that was the right guess even. And heck no, I’m not going to watch R2 again for a long while. Not until I have time to actually rehash the entire plan into someting that possibly make sense of the entire Code Geass series.

  • April 1, 2009 at 9:40 pmdszx

    wat

    Graham?
    PATRICKOMGWTF!!!

    Pretty satisfying, but was Graham of any use in 00 S2 at all? I mean, seriously.
    The part that gets me most pissed is that they used Setsuna’s magical healing light in ep 24 to cure everything.

  • April 1, 2009 at 10:24 pmMidou

    Wow, you compared it to geass? At least this made sense.. and was awesome.. not a random piece of shit where the first half was stupid, and the 2nd half made no sense .

  • April 2, 2009 at 12:30 amgboynextdoor

    In the field of flowers, did you notice that those are the same flower that Feldt gave Setsuna?? And you can clearly see the container on which it was on, that container sure is heavy duty, having survived atmospheric re-entry… hahaha

  • April 2, 2009 at 5:10 amDisillusion

    Yeah, seriously, lol.

    I was all like “O Gundam?! RIGHT…!!

    THAT’S AMURO’S RX-78 GUNDAM FROM THE ORIGING
    MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM, XD!!!”

  • April 2, 2009 at 11:26 amRayzorexe

    now sure it if this was posted or not but i just realize that sunrise just made the final gundam fight look like a match between the first gundam (Exia in first season) of the new series vs the first gundam (O gundam which looks like RX – 78) of the old series

  • April 2, 2009 at 12:52 pmfluffy_warthog

    Required Speculation on the Movie:

    Plot:
    CB ends up having to go to Jupiter somehow, and wind up traveling to round up some more Meisters (My money’s on the three survivors + Marie and Graham/Bushido to use all of the GN drives; Tieria is gone and should stay that way, at least in the physical sense). They discover more backstory to the Innovades, as well as the Tau Drives, Thrones, and Trinities as imitators/replacements for CB in Alejandro Corner’s failed plans. More backstory on the Trinities, Purple Haro, and possibly even Ali (He got zero character development- that was a complete cop-out). Hopefully more Marina focus, and some kind of fulfillment of Setsuna’s Innovator role.

    5 lights around Jupiter?
    5 advanced Gundam Thrones, piloted by more Trinities, or possibly more/same Innovades.

    Gundams?
    I’d like to see a return to the original designs from S1, especially Exia and Nadleeh. I’m really hoping for Marie and Bushido to get some actual Gundams, not just the Archer and Flag/Sunalu/Masurao. What will probably happen is something akin to Endless Waltz’s redesigns, with the first set of Gundams being redrawn for the movie. Also, what ever happened to the 00 Raiser and 00? It would make sense for Setsuna to keep using his Buddha-Gundam to change the world.

    Also, the title seems to be a Arthur C Clarke reference. The book itself is about humanity evolving into a galactic consiousness, but losing its innocence/freedom in the process, which sounds more like NGE than Gundam.

  • April 2, 2009 at 1:40 pmPleaseAnswer

    Can anyone tell me what are the new policies of the earth sphere federation that the president was talking about?

  • April 2, 2009 at 11:44 pmSentinel

    I love how there are people who look like innovators in many of the ending shots. Is this Tieria’s promise to “watch over humanity” until the “coming dialogues”?

  • April 3, 2009 at 12:37 amAkiRan

    hmm >_>” can’t compare with the total comment at the last episodes of code geass r2

  • April 3, 2009 at 12:48 amkillerinstict

    Hmmm… about the trinities thing…. Are there still some traitors in CB?
    And the thrones might be a good bet for the dots….ut I think it would be the upgrade of the gundams like…..sadaludsud?-kyrios-arios and plutone-virtue/nadleeh-seravee/seraphim…. But I’m still thinking that if there were 5 dots, that means there should be 5 CB pilots not 4… or might be ptolemy 3…but o well….

    I think in the movie- Ribbons will appear but only as a used up villain and somebody else would takeover..like the people Alejandro Corner was talking to during S1…theobservers i think because they know a lot about CB…

  • April 4, 2009 at 10:22 amSexsuna F sexy

    Holy shit
    i just read everything.

  • April 4, 2009 at 10:35 pmRagnarok164

    Funny thing is that after checking episode 2 again. the GN drive that Ribbon took was from Exia and the GN drive that was in Exia R2 is from O Gundam.

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  • April 6, 2009 at 2:47 pmMike Abundo

  • April 18, 2009 at 1:27 pmyUkishin

    finally watched the episode>.<..hmm..is it just me or are there many innovator look-a-likes lurkign in teh background( first at marina’s speech, that red-haired innovator, then during the inauguration of teh new president, there was an anew look-a-like…then there was a ribbons look-a-alike)…O_o…anywayz…i really enjoyed this series..ahahahahxp

  • May 6, 2009 at 3:08 pmWan

    Technically, Graham appearred in the last ep :p (behind Billy)

  • June 17, 2009 at 12:15 amaza

    “Gundam SEED Destiny” really sucked, because it basically undermined “Gundam SEED” (season 1 and 2). Knowing that, think these guys will make the same mistake of “not knowing when to stop.” Not really expecting the movie to clear up all the loose ends, at any rate anime movies always leave me with a feeling of disatisfaction, so im not expecting much.

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