Who gives a fuck about the comparison.
The point is the show took an unsatisfying turn by going from a Mobile Suit driven militia with big goals and a chance at the big time, doing plenty of amazing fantastical Gundam things and playing it straight til that episode.
Suddenly in that episode Mcgillis is an incompetent joke. Suddenly Orga doesn't want his damn prize and wants to bow and apologize to everyone.
When big bad Gundam was all that was needed for 40 or so episodes now the show wants to demonstrate some sort of anti Gundam, cliche/trope breaking plot. >>16024035
I get why everything happened the way it happened. I can see why Orga, after arriving on Mars, decided to get out of a losing game.
I just feel there was some serious character assassination/badass decay prior to the actual battle. Those dannsleif bolts may as well been the nails in the coffin to momentum of the show, everything just sputtered off the rails into fuck it mode.
Sorry you got fucking blown the fuck up Shino, we decided we didn't give a fuck about winning after you died. Guess we raked all those dead bodies in for no reason.