Gundam Unicorn has ended with a total of 7 episodes. In this final episode all of my questions have been answered and on top of that it was able to explain the potential of Newtypes and the potential of psycho frames. To an ordinary viewer who have no clue as to what had just happened, this post is perfect for you. I will talk about how it is completely logical for what had happened in the ending of Unicorn.
To start let’s summarize what exactly happened. In the battle between Banagher, Riddhe, and Full Frontal; Full Frontal released a golden glowing saucer that spread across. It is not told but these are actually psycho frames. In the same way that the Unicorn and Banshee have an absurd amount of psycho frames all around the mobile suit, the Neo Zeong has even more and in this case it is able to spread it out in space. So let’s skip to the battle. The Neo Zeong grabs the Unicorn and shows the thoughts that Full Frontal has had for quite a while. These thoughts go through his memories of the past and even showing the possible future of everything (nothingness). Lalah and Char appear and state that they have shown them enough and was ready to move on. With this we return to the present and the Neo Zeong starts to decay and Full Frontal dies. Lets skip again to the end when the Unicorn and the Banshee blocks the full blow of the Colony Laser from Gryps 2. Here we see that the Unicorn’s psycho frames become crystalized and is stated that Banagher became the perfect newtype; also the Unicorn with one whole swipe was able to immobilize a fleet of mobile suits.
Now let’s start by trying to understand psycho frames. Psycho frames were introduced in the Universal Century in Zeta, At this point it was unknown and every unit that was built with it was a prototype. No one knew much about the technology except for the fact that it made it possible for the pilot to be able to easily control a mobile suit. What the scientists and engineers couldn’t figure out was not how but rather what it produces. Zeta Gundam (the series) also defined something in the Universal Century. It was that those who have died do not truly pass on but instead they stay with us as a part of us. Newtypes are able to see them and interact with them because of their seventh sense. Seventh sense? Yes; Newtypes are able to understand the physical, mental and the spiritual aspects of life. And with the ending of Unicorn we now understand that all of the Newtypes in the past were all incomplete.
ZZ Gundam also started something quite dark for the series that leads up to Unicorn and to the rest of the Universal Century. Cloning was introduced in ZZ Gundam with Elpeo Ple. Humans that were artificially created and are given memories from others. Marida Cruz was Ple 12. The twelfth clone of Elpeo Ple and just like those before her, was abandoned after their master Glemy Toto died in battle. Not only that but Full Frontal is a clone himself. Yes, Full Frontal is not Char; he is a cyber newtype that was given the memories that were left behind from Char’s cockpit from the Sazabi.
Let’s move on to Char’s Counterattack (CC). Psycho frames have been tested more and more but still there were many unknowns to the system itself. The Nu – Gundam was a prototype that had the psycho frames built in into the frame itself so that it would resonate faster and stronger to the pilot. It was here that the miracle occurred in Axis. A bright green light surrounded Axis which in turn pulled it away from the Earth’s gravitational pull. With this they explain that the light that the psycho frames produce are actually energy. The light is what we perceive it to be. What psycho frames create is energy that was what we understood in CC. Also with Unicorn we understand that both Amuro and Char died in the end and their spirits roam through the vastness of space to hopefully guide other Newtypes.
Then we have Unicorn. Unicorn Gundam has an insane amount of psycho frames built into not just its frame but also from its armor. With what we know about from the past technological advancement of the psycho frames we can state that the power of the psycho frames were still unknown. Unicorn has shown the full potential of the psycho frames and it is scary.
Now let’s take a look at the fight with the Unicorn and the Neo Zeong.I do not believe that both units time traveled. What I think happened is that with the mass amount of psycho frames spread out around the Neo Zeong, the Unicorns own psycho frames resonated along side with it giving both pilots the images/thoughts that Full Frontal has seen before. In other words Banagher saw Full Frontal’s past with the help of the psycho frames being the door that let Banagher used to see through Full Frontal’s mind. For example this occurred as well (in a much smaller manner) when he first activated the NT-D against Marida and saw her whole life story. That is what happened with Full Frontal and Banagher. The only difference is that Banagher was shown something else, the possible future of the universe. It wasn’t time travel but it was the thoughts of Full Frontal that Banagher was seeing. This is further justified when the spirits of Lalah and Char are shown stating that they have shown the two what Char had seen before and entrust that knowledge to create the future. The spirits of Lalah, Char and Amuro state that they have done what they wanted and seemed to move on. What they passed was the knowledge of the past. Now what exactly happened to the Neo Zeong? I only have theories on this mostly because I can’t logically figure out what happened to it. It could have been from the burst of energy that the psycho frames produced made the Neo Zeong decay. When two things that produce energy clash it pushes each other away, but what if one of those things stopped producing the energy? The one producing energy would over power it. I think that is what happened. After Lalah and Char’s spirit left they took Full Frontal with them and in turn killing him and turning the switch off from the Neo Zeong. So what made the Neo Zeong and the Sinanju decay was that it was being baked by the strong energy being created from the Unicorn. At least that is my theory.
Now onto the perfect Newtype. When the Unicorn blocked the Colony Laser he used a psycho field to block it. A psycho field uses the energy created from psycho frames to produce it. In theory this means that as long as the psycho frames are active it creates an unlimited amount of energy that produces the barrier. The real question was whether or not it was enough to block the colony laser. The answer to this at first was no. It wasn’t until Banagher faced a near death experience that he became the perfect newtype and was able to produce enough energy to completely block the colony laser. In this state the Unicorn’s psycho frames were crystalized. But why would they crystalize? I believe that at this point the red and green light was nothing more than a mass amount of energy that was not being used. The crystals were the pure form or the matter of the concentrated energy that the psycho frames released. Also it would seem that the perfect newtype is not just a person but one who can understand the physical, mental and spiritual world to a point that they can have an out of body experience. What made this possible are the psycho frames that amplified the pilot’s abilities. Again and again in Unicorn Gundam (series) everyone has been saying that the mobile suit amplified what the pilot is capable of. In this case it led Banagher to becoming the perfect newtype. Now how did the Unicorn take out a fleet of mobile suits with one hand swipe? I believe that this was possible by spreading that energy that the psycho frames create and shutting down the mobile suits.
Which in turn mimics the power of the Turn A and the Turn X’s Moonlight Butterfly.
This is my explanation of what happened in the end of Unicorn Gundam. It may not be complete and I for sure see a lot of holes in my argument. But I would be glad to hear any other theories to further understand what happened.