In anime, especially mecha anime, it's generally the kiss of death when a series suddenly switches focus to a character it doesn't usually focus on. Read on about that in Brian's reviews for episodes 31-33 of Ideon.
_________________ "What did catch my eye, however, was a podcast named Gundamn!. At first I thought it was a podcast about firearms and [rednecks] discussing their collection, but after looking at the episode titles I was sold." - Xhavalor