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Series: Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin
Author & Artist: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
The Feds make a major attack on the Zeon base of Solomon. Dozzle ends up dying in its defense while his siblings play political games to take the power from their father.
Char continues his downward spiral into megalomania and Lalah is caught between him and Amuro.
Once again, color me impressed. The Fed sun-weapon was really neat and Zeon’s escalation of said weapon was scary. But considering that Zeon crashed a space habitat on Earth directly, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they’d turn a habitat into a sun weapon.
Dozzle dying wasn’t a big surprise and it was actually kind of sad. He seemed like the most grounded of the children and was concerned for the well being of his soldiers and the citizens of Zeon. Someone like that, with his siblings more concerned about power, is almost destined to be killed off.
One surprise is that it would almost appear that Char is NOT a newtype but just an excellent soldier. Amuro had some sort of connection when he met Lalah because they were both Newtypes and that connection is missing with Char. Not sure what to make of that. Something to either be answered in the last 2 volumes or upon a re-read.