There has been a lot of conversation lately about Newtypes, but what are they in the Gundam universe and how do they compare to the other similar concepts across the various timelines?
Newtype (ニュータイプ) : Universal Century & After War Timeline - a stage of human evolution to adapt in life in space, typically by spacenoids (though not limited to). Characteristics include heightened focus, increased spatial awareness, emphatically detecting other Newtypes, sensing hostile intentions, some exhibit psychokenesis and telepathy. (Non-enhanced human beings are sometimes referred to as “Oldtype”.) - Most Notable: Amuro Ray, Char Aznable, Banagher Links
Coordinators (コーディネーター ): Cosmic Era Timeline - genetically enhanced, “engineered” humans. Characteristics include disease immunity, faster learning, stronger physical ability. - Most Notable: Kira Yamato, Athrun Zala, Lacus Clyne
イノベイター ): Anno Domini Timeline - (Genuine or True Innovators) are natural humans that evolve to fully utilize quantum brainwaves from exposure to concentrated, high-grade GN Particles. Characteristics include increased spatial recognition, telepathic abilities, quicker reflexes, precognition, broadcast emotions and feelings. - Most Notable: Setsuna F. Seiei, Descartes Shaman
X-Rounder : Advanced Generation Timeline - humans who are able to use the “X-Region” of their brains. Characteristics include increased spatial awareness, acute precognitive abilities. - Most Notable: Flit Asuno, Girard Spriggan