What is the current canon on when Amuro/the others developed their newtype powers? Early in the show before they mention Newtypes, am I to assume he already had the powers and that's why he became a good pilot?
What is the current canon on when Amuro/the others developed their newtype powers?
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Watch the show
Nah the old animation looks so autistic
Damn nigga then just watch the movies, it's hinted at in I and II and all but apparent by the beginning of III, why do you even care if you don't want to watch?
this loser has been spamming threads on this board endlessly whining about 0079s animation being autistic. Stop responding to him, let him live out his BPD in solitude.
the movies look alright
Newtype powers seem to be something latent to individuals, I think, but you seem to have to bring out those powers with practice or exposure to stress. Amuro was not really manifesting newtypism early on, but eventually you start hearing the characteristic spidey-sense jingle as his newtype senses get sharper, aside from his general piloting skill.
Notably there doesn't seem to be anything quite fixed about how exactly an individual may be born a Newtype. Both spacenoids (e.g. Char, Chalia Bull) and earthnoids (e.g. Lalah, General Revil) seem to be capable of manifesting differing levels of Newtypism.
wait, when did Revil display Newtype abilities?
Revil senses Lalah's attack on Solomon during the 0079 movie trilogy, even though he has no idea what he's sensing. The scene is new to the films, and not in the TV show. I think the novels imply he's a Newtype as well, though I can't recall how off hand if they do. I'd have to go read them again sometime to verify that.
As the guy anon originally replied to, I think Revil was also getting a bad feeling in the 0079 TV show just before the Solar Ray was going to be used, but I might be misremembering.
The current canon on when Amuro developed his Newtype powers is the same as it's been since the original show i.e. that he first displays some kind of Newtype power during his fight with the Tristars just before Odessa, getting a Newtype flash during their second attempt at the Jetstream Attack. There's a couple of prior hints to it before that, like Matilda saying he might be an esper after she sees him fight in episode 8 or 9 but the Tristar fight is when he develops Newtype powers. Which are a thing that awakens in a person rather than something you just have so far as Gundam is concerned.
There's a scene in Zeta Gundam where Yazan appears to be on the verge of awakening for instance, but he refuses to accept what's happening and there's no further hints of it with him afterwards. I think Kamille even refers to him as someone he feels no pressure from after that point. When Scirocco first meets Yazan though, he mentions how Yazan should trust his feelings twice or three times and when Yazan has Reccoa disabled he sees a vision of her through the Methuss. He thinks it's a trick and doesn't like it though, so he seems to have failed to awaken in contrast to people like Amuro, Kamille, Scirocco etc.
Tomino's views on Newtypes and how people's power in that regard seems both by birth and by choice might be summarized in something he said along the lines of "everyone is born a genius, but lose it when they're babies and only the rare few realize it again later in life" or something along those lines. I'd have to go searching for it again, but it lines up with how Newtypes are depicted in his works, even the novels like Beltorchika's Children i.e. everyone is a Newtype when born, but it fades over infancy and only a few people awaken to it again later in life. Usually because of some kind of conflict going by what we see in UC.
>he refuses to accept what's happening and there's no further hints of it with him afterwards
Yazan is the man. God drops him universal oneness as a killstreak reward, decides it's gay and goes on trouncing people anyways.
On a side note, Emma gets a nice little scene where a faint audio cue plays right before she senses Haman and Kamille's standoff.
Newtype Power : Incorrect
Newtype Symptoms : Correct
Not until the Odessa arc
before that it was "muh Gundam Super Computer "
The super computer is mentioned all of twice in the entire show, and the first time is a throw away line in the first episode while the second is just some minor exposition. It's of little importance in the show, and Amuro demonstrably moves past any reliance on it at the start of the Ramba Ral arc when he has to start designing his own attack patterns just to fight the Gouf i.e. the "super computer" isn't enough on it's own, and it's really just data books the blow up the import of the learning computer. The show pays it very little attention.
Wasn’t there some dialogue about how Amuro spends an extremely high amount of time with the Gundam every day, from repairs to training?
The only one I can think of is in episode 7 or 8 after arriving on Earth he tells a Federation officer that he's logged 70 odd hours of flight time between training, combat and something else. Which would be within a few days to maybe two weeks (the show isn't clear, though later data books place it at one week) I can't remember the exact details off hand, and the archive is down so I can't grab the numbers from previous posts.
I don't remember any line about him spending inordinate amounts of time repairing it, but we do see him doing so regularly and Fraw brings him food and has to remind him to eat a few times because he's doing so much between training, repairs and actual combat. As well as studying the Gundam's manual and electronics in his room because he has trouble sleeping due to the PTSD he develops from constant fighting and things like some woman he doesn't know (Icelina) screaming that she'll kill him and not even knowing why.
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