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Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Episode 36: That one guy who really should just quit


Yeesh, Iok made this episode pretty cringe. Anyway, this week's episode starts the battle against the big bad Mobile Armor. Again, I feel like the episode has the problem of explaining things I don't care about and ignoring things I do. So more answers next week?

The sound effect playing here sounds kinda like a plane passing by overhead.

This dialogue honestly makes no sense. There are some mistakes in the English, so I'm going to say translation error. McGillis says that it won't be easy to beat it, but then says the only choice is to destroy it, as if "beating it" has some other meaning.

Even though Iok acts like a complete idiot in this entire scene, he's going to find some way to blame everything on McGillis.

I also get the feeling that by trying to stop McGillis from getting the Order of the Seven Stars, these guys are going to inadvertently give it to him.

I'm sure they're getting to it, but I really don't care about this exposition. I just want to know why the human-killing Mobile Armors were created. Unless they're building up to some surprise reveal that the heroes of the Calamity War were the villains all along, I'm going to be frustrated that they won't just tell us.

Not only is this massacre completely skipped over from our perspective, but McGillis treats it like it's basically no big deal. Come on, guys! Show some energy!

You also can't help people if you're dead, but whatever. Handle your moral crisis.

Wait...random assistant gets a Gundam?

Seriously, dude? Also, Akihiro just had to jinx it...

Is he seriously happy just because he shot at the Mobile Armor once? There's no way he can be that stupid, right?

Oh, I thought they were gonna just casually kill Ride here, but they ended up just casually killing a bunch of civilians. I can't tell if that's better...

Don't worry, guys...Mikazuki is here to save the day!



  • Irenesharda

    Dec. 18, 2016, 10:13 a.m.

    In the guide for Hashmal's model box, they actually give a small explanation as to where the MA came from. It seems that back in pre-Calamity War days, having everything be automated was a sign of wealth. They eventually sought to automate war entirely with no humans involved and thus created the MAs which were self-sustaining, self-repairing, and could learn. However, the MA systems evolved and instead they went out of control and became indiscriminate AI killing machines. The mobile suits, and especially the Gundams, were created to fight against the mobile armors, who at that time were "countless".
    So...basically they were Skynet.
    Oh, and Helmwige isn't a gundam, if that helps at all. It's a valkyrie unit like the red Grimgarde of last season. There have only been 4 or so gundams shown on screen, with Tekkadan having three of them.

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    marthaurion

    Dec. 18, 2016, 12:12 p.m.

    Sounds generic enough. That's really not how I wanna learn that, though...

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