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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeta View Post
    And believe it or not, Eiichiro Oda is actually a big fan of Gundam (as is Masaki Kishimoto).
    So you mean Masashi? (Creator of Naruto) Or someone else?

    If you meant Masashi yeah he is, actually most of a character's (Kakuzu's in this case) techniques names are mostly named after Zeon OYW MS in the original Japanese text. (IDK about the Anime as well)
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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    Speaking of Zaku and Naruto....

    This Zaku is the best. He gets tortured by Sasuke and thus has his arms broken...
    In his next fight, he seems like a protagonist at this point. He's fighting against a creepy bug dude who we have no reason to root for. He struggles through adversery and we get a flashback all about his back story. There's al the signs of him staying around and being important. And just as he works past his previous injury via sheer will power like a hero...

    HIS ARMS EXPLODE BECAUSE INSECTS WERE NESTING INSIDE THEM


    Damn, that is cruel.

    Really, the name of Zaku is so fitting because he's just a minor minion of a major villain, he explodes, and he's so expendable that he's literally used as a ritual sacrifice.

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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeon's RedComet View Post
    So you mean Masashi? (Creator of Naruto) Or someone else?

    If you meant Masashi yeah he is, actually most of a character's (Kakuzu's in this case) techniques names are mostly named after Zeon OYW MS in the original Japanese text. (IDK about the Anime as well)
    Yeah, that's who I meant. I forgot how to spell his name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riah View Post
    Speaking of Zaku and Naruto....

    This Zaku is the best. He gets tortured by Sasuke and thus has his arms broken...
    In his next fight, he seems like a protagonist at this point. He's fighting against a creepy bug dude who we have no reason to root for. He struggles through adversery and we get a flashback all about his back story. There's al the signs of him staying around and being important. And just as he works past his previous injury via sheer will power like a hero...

    HIS ARMS EXPLODE BECAUSE INSECTS WERE NESTING INSIDE THEM


    Damn, that is cruel.

    Really, the name of Zaku is so fitting because he's just a minor minion of a major villain, he explodes, and he's so expendable that he's literally used as a ritual sacrifice.

    Oh yeah, I remember this guy.
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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    Shit I forgot about Zaku lol.
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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    Oh yeah.....Good ol' fodder for the great Edo Tensei.

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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    oh yea. i forgot all about that guy from Naruto. i never did see the rest of naruto. i watched it when i was in high school but then the Marines happened lol. i kinda lost interest in it.

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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    You didn't miss much. It ended a while ago. Kinda fun to watch though if you're in the mood for DBZ styled ninjas.

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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    I stopped reading like...shit around the time Guy nearly whooped Madara's ass. I still play the games though Storm is fun as hell if you have friends who play. (Of which I have plenty that do thankfully)
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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)





    I was browsing some of the Master Archive stuff, and found this. I know this is massive thread necromancy but thought it was neat and that some may enjoy this sort of thing.
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    The Zudah


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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    My favorite Zaku is Garma's customized style Zaku.

    Yeah, its a shooty type that is massively outclassed by basically any later shooty type... but, well... it is my goto Zaku when I am Zeon.

    Now, if I happen to end up on the Feddie side of things, I am a Titan and my goto mobile suit is the HiZaku. I prefer the blue colors as they are distinct from the standard green of Zeon. It strikes me as unbelievable that the Feddie extremists would opt for not only using the Spacer's mobile suit over the Federations functionally vastly superior models (if any battle data is accounted for, the Federation's suits far out-perform the Zeonic suits) but they would also opt for using the Spacer's color scheme of all things.

    ... Seriously, the idea of the Titans is wonderful and I am all for it, but execution was trash.
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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    I've always wondered how they went with essentially "upgraded" "regular" Zakus when better ZEON Models were surely available to upgrade. I realize that Z-Gundam was made prior to 0080 and 83 but surely DOMs and Gelgoogs were available to the TITANS to upgrade and or build on to create new machines as well. In any event, they blew up real good when the new AEUG Suits came on the scene. As one example, the Rick Dias one of my personal favorites.

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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by DarKev3 View Post
    I've always wondered how they went with essentially "upgraded" "regular" Zakus when better ZEON Models were surely available to upgrade. I realize that Z-Gundam was made prior to 0080 and 83 but surely DOMs and Gelgoogs were available to the TITANS to upgrade and or build on to create new machines as well. In any event, they blew up real good when the new AEUG Suits came on the scene. As one example, the Rick Dias one of my personal favorites.
    Honestly, I really don't think there can be any in-universe justification though I am sure someone somewhere has tried....

    It was just that Gundam had become famous for a white Gundam fighting green Zakus and the other later series suits just never hit the same level of popularity, even today. So maybe it was just the result of studio head dictating... even though it completely didn't make sense at the time given who the heroes and who the villains of the second story were... Gundam just wasn't Gundam without the hero being a white Gundam and the enemies being green Zakus.

    If there was a chance to redo it?...
    Huh... you know, what probably would have been best would be if the Earth Federation had somehow gotten their hands on a Bugu and some company tried to make an early Earth Mobile suit from that with significant visual alterations, but leaving enough of the core to acknowledge it... only to result in there not being very many of them and the pilots not really being on the level of the Zeon ones.

    That would side-step the weird issue that various pre-UC79 Gundam series and games have had of their being Gundam Mass-Production machines prior to their ever being a Gundam... or, worse, the fact that Amuro's Gundam is now canonically like... the 10th Gundam and it totally never actually mattered that he escaped with it or got it to Earth as far as getting the Anaheim mobile suit line up and running.

    But if the Earth Federation had some cousin to the Zaku, probably in some color other than green, then instead of the Titans using a HiZack-- they could have used an upgraded version of whatever that cousin to the Zaku was called. The final result could still have looked much like the HiZack, maybe forgoing the Mono-eye for a GM-style panel and it being maybe any color but green being the only significant alterations to make it distinctly "not Zeon".

    It could have been more like "these guys have the mobile suit producer that the Earth Federation dropped once they got the GMs working for them". Maybe the pilots of them could even have been established as not-so-friendly allies even in UC79. Zeon had at least two (maybe three?) maybe Mobile suit producers, surely some company aligned with Earth other than Anaheim would have been working on it.
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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by DarKev3 View Post
    I've always wondered how they went with essentially "upgraded" "regular" Zakus when better ZEON Models were surely available to upgrade. I realize that Z-Gundam was made prior to 0080 and 83 but surely DOMs and Gelgoogs were available to the TITANS to upgrade and or build on to create new machines as well. In any event, they blew up real good when the new AEUG Suits came on the scene. As one example, the Rick Dias one of my personal favorites.
    The EFSF didn't just used upgrade Zakus. The Galbaldy Beta used by the regular EFSF was derived from a suit that is essentially Gyan but optimized for General Purpose combat. The Rick Dias was most likely developed from the Rick Dom (but again optimized GP combat). The Hi-Zack was already optimized for GP combat, being a descendant of the Zaku II. The whole point of why the EF used these suits was because they wanted to incorporate Zeon technology into their suits (kind of like how the US Air Force integrated German swept-wing and jet engine technology into their own advance jet fighter designs). There is another reason as well; it's to show that the EFSF had become corrupt from within. By having their mobile suits take on the appearance of the old Zeon suits, they could strike terror into the hearts of Spacenoids (basically using fear as a psychological weapon), but in so doing they don't realize that they were becoming the very evil they sought to destroy.
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    Re: Whats your favorite version of MEEE!!! (Also Zaku general thread)

    The Galbaldy Beta is so cool!

    I cant for the life of me ever remember seeing this thing. Must have been a ZZ mobile suit. lol


 

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