The witch from Mercury can give us an eccentric hero

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury

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you are welcome in future Gundammy friends: we have robot schoolwe have giant corporate politics, we have girls defend each other’s honor by engaging in giant mecha duels for the right to be wives.

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This weekend saw the debut of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of MercuryThe First main entry In the legendary mecha anime franchise since 2015 Iron-blooded orphans. Set in a new schedule within Gundam Continuity, the chain follows the franchise first heroineSolita Mercury, who wrestles with childhood trauma after, after Universe break into conflict About the future of Mobile Suit development and her new life at the Asticassia School of Technology. Academy for mobile suit pilots and engineers controlled by the authoritarian Beneritt Group –A conglomerate of weapons-developing manufacturers who wield vast economic and political power over mankind’s colonization of space –Asticassia is home to the ancestors of these companies and the mechanics of the futureEd Soldiers Conflict.

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Solita, who has been so naive in the complex relationships and rivalries that she found herself making her way to Aastasia, immediately finds herself drawn to one student in particular: Meryn Rembrandt, daughter of the group leader Benneret Dilling Rembrandt (the same man, unbeknownst to Solita, responsible for her childhood trauma). Witch from Mercury It begins with Solita and Meurin literally clashing in space, when the former discovers that the latter is apparently trying to escape from Asticassia, and the duo’s connection only deepens when Solita finds herself forced to come to the aid of Meurin when she discovers that Asticassia’s most famous mobile phone pilot, Jill Giturk, is engaged. for Maureen. Guel is the “bearer” of Asticassia, the title given to the pilot at the top of his class by mecha-on-mecha combat in school duels. But since Miorine’s father is Asticassia’s school board chairperson, the title gives him Miorine’s hand in an arranged marriage, potentially combining political powers not only Delling’s position in the Beneritt Group with one of its most influential companies, Jeturk Heavy Machinery, run by Jill’s father. Vim.

Much to Solita’s shock and eventual frustration, Jill treats his relationship with Miorine as disposable transactions, and turns their status as heirs to the Beneritt Group’s power more than anything romantic. His arrogant attitude and his mistreatment of her stands behind Miorine’s seemingly repeated attempts to escape from Asticassia. When Solita discovers that this is what she accidentally obstructed by “rescuing” Miorine at the opening of the episode, she immediately leaps to help her new friend, challenging Guel to a Mobile Suit duel.

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Although Miorine tries to take her future in her own hands by siding with Suletta in a duel – going so far as to take out Suletta’s suit, the Gundam Aerial, herself – the tide soon turns against Guel when Suletta races to help, pleading with Miorine to let her air pilot. . By letting her do this, Solita immediately accesses Aerial’s powerful core technology, the GUND format – a semi-illegal human/MS association – that enables her to quickly defeat the Guel’s dazzling drone attack mechanism. After winning the duel, Solita learns that she now bears the nickname “Astacacia Pregnant”… and with it she married Murian. Although Solita is surprised, Miorine casually tells her that women marrying each other is common – noting that Mercury, Solita’s apparent home colony, must be somewhat conservative based on her unfamiliarity with her – and accepts her new “g”.room” at the climax of the episode.

Gundam She’s toyed with the politics of arranged marriages and unwilling suitors many times before, but Mirren’s marriage has centered both on the small scale of her personal drama and the macro of building the wider world like this – we’re shown Wim Giturk trying to assassinate Dilling Rembran in the background of the episode, in order to seal his son’s marriage to her Permanently – and then immediately flip the switch by making Solita her new match great. The casual nature of its allure is surprising for a chain as old as it is Gundam. Nothing is played up for the comedy, and although Solita is initially shocked, she is clearly attracted to Miorine throughout the episode, and Miorine also accepts “the groom” regardless of her gender.

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not like Gundam He had never dealt with alien items before. Although never a married couple, original franchisees Amuro Ray and Char Aznable are a mainstay in Yaoi Shipping for their extremely intimate relationship as rivals turned allies turned rivals, while both are 1999 Gundam Transform And the Witch from Mercurydirect ancestor Iron-blooded orphans Engaged with homosexual attachment is Jane Rainford’s infatuation with series hero Laurent Sehak and the relationship between Yamagi Gilmerton and Norba Shino, respectively. He never focused on those explorations on the way The witch of Mercury Not to mention it immediately.

Time will tell how Suletta’s new relationship with Miorine will unfold throughout the series – after all, Holder’s surname and thus Miorini’s hand in marriage is clearly transitional, and it’s hard to say how many suitors were a generation ago and now Suleta. But their relationship as displaced outsiders who want to get more out of the systems of power that surround them—Miurin and the political capitalism of her father’s work, Solita and her childhood trauma and the GUND shape that powers Aerial—makes the duo an incredibly compelling pair to actually watch. The witch of Mercury He seems to put the burgeoning relationship between Suletta and Miorine at the center of his story right from the start, and if he’s willing to make this arranged marriage blossom into something deeper, chances are we just won’t have GundamShe is the first major heroine in the series, but it is clearly her first.


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