Auto-Fox wrote:That actually makes some sense. Deikun refers to people transcending the limitations imposed by their ENVIRONMENT, rather than necessarily their biology. Then again, he also mentions the awakening of the unused portion of the Human brain, so, it could be interpreted both ways. Either an evolution of mindset, or an evolution of mind.
In UC, though, the term Newtype has generally seemed to become a blanket term for anyone with unusual abilities.
If you'll suffer my paraphrasing the Blue Collar Comedy people:
If you instinctively know how to pilot Mobile Suits and other vehicles, you might be a Newtype.
If you possess enhanced reflexes that allow you to become an ace pilot during your first Mobile Suit battle, you might be a Newtype.
If you have precognition, you might be a Newtype.
If you have telepathy, you might be a Newtype.
If you can intimidate others with powerful mental projections, you might be a Newtype.
If you have an unmatched affinity for all things technical, and can solve complex problems in your head on the fly, you may be a Newtype.
If you are a pacifist at heart who can't see the point of the war you're fighting because you've realized both sides are probably wrong, you may be a Newtype.
So, yeah. At times, Newtypes are portrayed as individuals with enhanced physical abilities, such as super-reflexes, usually manifesting as superior piloting instincts.
Besides that, they can be portrayed as individuals with incredible mental abilities, such as telepathy and related abilities.
Finally, Newtype protagonists have almost always been portrayed as individuals who can "see beyond" conflict and understand other people. By the same token, some Newtype characters can be militant ZOINKS bent on conquering or destroying all Humanity.
It's a mixed bag. Rarely does a Newtype portray all of these abilities in equal measure, and thus, it is hard to say exactly what constitutes a Newtype. It may be biological, it may be psychological.
In Gundam X, Tomino states that the most common portrayal of Newtypes, ESP-wielding individuals, may not be some new evolution at all, but random mutations triggered by the environment Humanity had built. It was actually Humanity that had had the ability to become "intellectual Newtypes" all the time.
So, there's that.
Oh, please alllowed me to point out somethings.
1. About Deikun and his theory.
Based on the history of UC, I'd rather believe that Deikun's theory is a totally horse dung,sorry for my using rude word but I can not found any better words to decribe his theory it is. Let's back to his newtype theory. In his speech, as you mentioned,he indicate "people transcending the limitations imposed by their ENVIRONMENT, rather than necessarily their biology." but we should notice that he also said that "the god gives us a brain that we can hardly now compeletly use" What a big lying! How can he make that conclusion? After all, until Deikun's death,not even one newtype appeared on the world. The new-type that appeared later is not foreseeble. He does not have any fact and reasonble reasons to support his theory when he made it. Therefore, I'd rather prefer that he is just an politician whose target is to make the space conolies become independent to E.F. The new-type theory that made by Deikun is just a tool that created by him to win the support of space colonies' people. In fact, it is the same as Nazi use "Super man" philosophy to win the people's support. However, the difference is Deikun is a pacifist who do not want to use the violence way to achieve his goal. Unfortunately, that is mission impossible! The E.F. can not allowed that,after issued Bardot Policy,the economic sanction that made by E.F. goverment is imposed on Side 3.On another side, the people of Side 3 have all ready been stired up by his theory and they need a more powerful leader. Just because of that, Zabi family assased him and came to the power. Soon after that, "the tail of Hitler" Gihren Zabi start the one year war.
It looks like you have done well to identify the ability of New-Type and I'm very happy to see that you really have an insight about new-type,which is what many people in many Chinese Gundam forum do not have. But please allowed me to supple something:
the ablity of new-type to communicate with each other, see other target from other from hyper vison distance are all requiring Minofsky partical. Based on the explaination of Encyclopeadia Of Gunam, it says that that it is just like the sound traveled in the air, the new-type has the ablility to make Minofsky Partical waves and receive the waves of Minofsky Partical.Based on this explaintion,ff you want me to give an analogy about this, there ability is just like bat's. The only difference is bat need using the air to conduct ultrasonic waves but New-Types use Minofsky Particle to do the same job.
However, that explaination looks very unpersuadetive for me.If we assume that is true,new-type's ablility can only be used in Minofsky Particle enviroment, which is absoultely against the animation's describtion.
ShadowCell wrote:what did Tomino have to do with Gundam X?
Tomino is a story writter of Gundam X.
Though it is a story that happens in parallel world to the world of UC. It looks more or less a reviewing and reevaluate the story of UC. To me, it is the simble of the totally denying of deikun's theory.
Sorry for my fuxked up English...But I am just an international student in Au from China. If my words makes you guys confused, let me know.I will explain it.