and I decided to compose this heartwarming list, just in
case you weren’t sad enough about 00 already.
Feel free to add more!
Tieria lost everything that had ever mattered to him in the
span of two weeks: Veda abandoned him when the GN-Xes appeared on the world
stage; Lockon died less than a week later; less than a week after that,
Celestial Being was destroyed, and a shattered skeleton of a crew was left to
limp back to Krung Thep with next to no hope of their continued survival.
When Setsuna ran into Saji on Proud, it was the first
familiar face he’d seen in four years.
Feldt’s parents were 28 when they died, and Feldt was two.
Dr. Moreno and Ian were best friends for decades before the
Saji lost both Louise and Kinue within a week.
Tieria and the Trinities were the effective ages of young
children, despite their conditioning in Veda and their physical appearances.
Lichty died thinking he saved Chris’ life.
Ian was the only one on board the Ptolemy who had any semblance
of a family left.
Allelujah thought he killed Marie when he destroyed the
Super Human Institute.
Setsuna said he doesn’t have anyone to write a letter to
when Feldt asked, but he’d already left one for Marina.
Sergei never got the chance to formally adopt Soma.
After Fallen Angels, Graham didn’t talk to Billy unless he wanted
something modified on his suit.
Lockon was perfectly fine with dying, because he thought he
took Ali down with him.
Allelujah spent days alone on the shuttle before he was
rescued, surrounded by the bodies of his friends and covered in their blood
while Hallelujah laughed.
Sumeragi abandoned Celestial Being after Fallen Angels
because she held herself responsible for everyone dead and missing.
Feldt changed her hairstyle after Fallen Angels to honor Chris.
Andrei and Sergei never got a chance to talk through their
issues, and Andrei never got a chance to apologize.
Setsuna was drawn to Marina because she reminded him of his
Anew was her own person and honestly loved Lyle, and the two
of them probably would have lived happily together had Ribbons not meddled.
Neil was never able to move past the bombing that haunted
his every action and every thought until the moment he died.
Despite not seeing each other since they were teenagers,
Neil and Lyle ended up with the same mannerisms, the same haircut, the same
affinity for cigarettes and old cars—and they both joined up with organizations
hell-bent on fixing the government so that no one else’s lives will be torn
apart by terrorists.
Allelujah’s mission in episode 5 was to destroy Soma’s suit
and kill the pilot, and the only reason he didn’t was because he decided to
save the orbital block instead.
Tieria didn’t know he wasn’t human until Regene told him,
and struggled with his existence throughout the entirety of season one—which explains
his desperate reliance on Veda and the Plan, which was the only direction he
got when he was activated.
Louise was a high school student when she watched her entire
extended family get blown apart in front of her, and was critically injured in
the process—and then, she was barely twenty when she was turned into a tool of
war by Ribbons in a plot beyond her control.
Feldt Grace is a codename, and nobody knows what her real
name is, anymore.
Tieria’s early reliance on Veda is reminiscent of a young
child’s dependence on their mother.
Should Lockon have lived to see it, he would have been
impossibly proud of the heroes the rest of the crew had become.
Marie’s only link to the world outside her head was Allelujah,
who disappeared one day with no explanation or warning—and never returned.
Lichty, like Lockon, was caught up in a terrorist attack
that killed his family—and was severely injured by it, to boot—but he was still
a loving, caring person who honestly believed in Celestial Being’s goals, and
did not get caught up in revenge and hatred.
Ali killed every member of Lyle’s family, and laughed in his
face when confronted about it.
Pages are in order so you can click through them left-to-right, but the word balloons and panels read right-to-left because this is all a pretty close redraw of p.13-15 of vol. 4 of the Gundam 00 2nd Season manga–that is, the pages that cover Setsuna’s dream of Lockon–just with both characters aged down.
Drawn because while there’s a certain logic to having the dream with 21yo Setsuna talking to Eyepatch!Lockon, the scene hurts about 500% more if they’re both represented at the age they were when they first got pulled into the cycle of conflict, at least in my opinion.