Eh. I think this is the kind of episode that most people would enjoy. It has some fighting (lame), character development (lame) and plot development (what plot?), all the jazz that people claim to watch Gundam for.

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But I didn’t really like it. It’s boring and doesn’t really invoke any feelings. I almost fell asleep translating it. Give me episode 9 back!


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Kyrios gets captured.

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Texas chainsaw massacre

Virtue to the rescue!

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…Or not really.

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Virtue gets bukkake’d

Virtue gets captured too.

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It’s SEED mode all over again

But wait! It’s deus ex machina time!

Not pictured: Tieria pwning the enemies’ asses.

Virtue and Kyrios are fine. HRL goes home empty-handed. But everyone is crying.

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That pretty much sums it up.

Now to move on to the “highlight” of this episode… GN-004 Nadleeh! After being gang-banged by Sergei and company, Tieria is feeling a little sore. Pushed to the extreme edge of his limit, he does some kind of “awakening” sequence like SEED mode, except that it’s not as cool as when Kira did it.

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His computer does a quick reboot and reveals its hidden operating system, GN-004 Nadleeh! OMG! What is “Nadleeh”? Well, a quick google gives us this:

Navajo origin stories embrace the idea of cross-gender identities. In some of these stories, men with feminine characteristics are known as “nadleeh” — they dressed like women and were considered important religious figures with a special role in ceremonies. They also shared in conventional female duties, such as cooking or caring for children.

Oh great. So we have Exia, Dynames, Kyrios and Virtue all coming from some variation of Greek mythologies, and suddenly out pops a Navajo transvestite? Sayonara consistency.

So yeah, even Sunrise acknowledges the fact that Tieria is transvestite/transsexual/whatever. I won’t be surprise if he starts having his period sometime in the next episode.

For further proof, this is how Nadleeh looks like:

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The armour starts flying off Virtue like clothes off a cheap hooker and, before you know it, Virtue/Nadleeh bares it all! I guess it’s some kind of crappy analogy of Tieria’s gender duality. (Tough guy outside, little girl inside?)

I would like to make some witty remarks about its jarring crimson red “hair”, but I think the pictures speak for themselves.

In Turn A we had a Gundam with moustaches. Now we have a Gundam with hair. What’s next, Sunrise? Reproductive functions?

I hereby declare this entry to be the most sexually-charged G00 episode review to date.

On a final note…

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P.S. The second OP and ED for G00 are confirmed. The new OP will be “Ash Like Snow” by the brilliant green (booo) and the new ED will be “Friends” by Stephanie (yay!).

I just love Stephanie’s “Kimi ga Iru Kagiri”.

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