I figure I would jog the minds of the boards a little bit and ask another fun question.
Today I ask of you, my fellow forum followers:
What are your top 3 favorite ships of the line from any Gundam Series and (optionally) why?
Bare in mind that a “ship of the line” can be any space/sea ship that you want from a Gundam series, it doesn’t have to be the local version of the white base, it could be the local version of the Magellan class.
And for me here they are:
- Mother Vanguard - Gundam F91/Crossbone Gundam
I liked the Mother Vanguard a lot based on the design, I didn’t mind the whole pirate theme but than again it wasn’t very pirate like in Gundam F91. I also like the Mother Vanguard because of its tie in to V2 Gundams wings of light, and tie ins are always nice to see. The ship went down in a blaze of glory in the end and remains to be my 3rd favorite ship of the line.
2.Nahel Argama - ZZ Gundam/Unicorn gundam
When I first started watching ZZ Gundam it was nice to see the Argama for a while, but at the same time it felt like the Argama fit more into Zeta than ZZ, and rightfully so as it was the main ship for all of Zeta. When I first heard that the crew was getting a new ship in ZZ gundam ~episode 30 or so, I was excited to see what would take the Argama’s place and the Nahel Argama did not disappoint! It was an awesome ship design that I found to be more reminiscent of the original white base design than the Argama was, plus it has that rear catapult, even though I don’t recall it ever being used in ZZ gundam. Then there is the Hyper Mega Particle Gun which is used in the later part of the series to decimate Axis’ forces. Then when the Nahel Argama appeared in Unicorn Gundam I was excited to see one of my favorite ships appear again, it was a real treat for me!
- Albion - Gundam 0083
The Albion in Gundam 0083 is by far my favorite ship of the line! Its sleek design always made it a pleasure to look at, and the catapult, oh the catapult. So amazing was the retractable catapult that they put it in the opening theme! To be honest if that catapult wasn’t so awesome I wouldn’t have rated the Albion higher than the Nahel Argama but credit where credit is due, I wish the retractable catapult had been used more often in gundam series, but considering many of the later UC works were made before Gundam 0083 its no mystery why it doesn’t. I guess the standard catapult worked out better in the end,but Albion shall remain my favorite ship of the line for now, we’ll see what future gundam has instore for the ships of the line.