I just finished MSG and Zeta Gundam last week.
Can anyone explain why Bright tolerates this shit? Compared to how he treated Amuro and later Kamille, he more or less just rolls over for Judough, and there's no real explanation as to why,
I always saw it as him just getting exhausted after all the shit he went through in Zeta and just not giving a fuck anymore.
ZZ mostly just shits on his character, anyway.
At least it gave me one of my favorite frames in anime.
>ZZ is the black sheep of the early UC series
>None of the characters introduced in ZZ have a major impact in later UC series, (Puru 37 dicks was an after the fact character)
>It's only purpose was to tie up ONE loose end from Zeta
ZZ was a mistake, Tomino erased that mistake with the Zeta movies.
>Puru 37 dicks
She didnt ask for it
Consider the situation he's in. The Argama crew is basically all gone. Kamille's in a coma, Fa's... Fa, Katz, Apolly, and Emma are dead, as is Henken, Quatro may as well be dead, Amuro is in Karaba, and he's going to get exactly ONE new pilot to fight Neo Zeon, which came out of the last war very strong.
Suddenly, he comes on a pilot that's actually kind of decent, able to handle the Zeta Gundam... at all, really, the first time he got in it despite not having had much MS experience. Bright has been through two major wars thus far, and knows full well how this Newtype bullshit works, so he grudgingly goes "ok, fuck it, fine, if I must." Turns out the kid brought along a bunch of other people, some of whom also turn out to be ok pilots.
They proceed to actually be of use during the war, so I suppose that in the end Bright Noa was vindicated for his choice in them.
And even then, he was smart enough to know to get the hell out of there late in the show.
No it fucking doesn't.
If you actually pay attention, you'll notice that Bright gets much more lax as the series goes on in Z. He eventually stops giving a shit about random people going out and stuff like that.
He'd been dealing with this shit for like 8 years at that point.
His spirit had grown weary.
Not really. Kamille had experience with junior MS, Bernie and Christina were trained pilots, Kou was a (low ranking? student?) pilot, Uso had a MS simulator, the Wing boys were trained, Garrod had hands on experience, Loran was trained, Shinn was an enlisted pilot, Setsuna was trained, Flit had working knowledge, Asemu had junior MS experience, Kio had a simulator, and Bellri was in training.
Yes it does, the only reason Bright seems more lax is because of everyone out side of Katz is learning to do their job properly. If people aren't acting like retards Bright doesn't need to start slapping bitches. Also don't forget that Katz then gets dumped onto Henkin so Bright doesn't have to deal with him.
If Bright didn't get character assassinated, he'd have beat some sense and respect into Jewdough in the first few episodes. Instead he lets him run amok and even let's Jewdough punch him out. You cannot make a rational excuse.
In Unicorn Bright's entire role is literally to just go "You look like a Gundam Protagonist. You're probably on the up-and-up, so I will drop everything to support you."
He knows the score.
You are one lazy nigger, not even going to bother reading the second image because you can't be assed to combine fucking text in an image.
Bright was still out of character in ZZ.
Bright saw that this was the third time some Newtype kid hijacks a Gundam and does some crazy shit with it and realized Judau was the main character, protected by plot armor. After that, he just went "fuck it, I know how this is going to go."
Perhaps he had other things on his mind that he couldn't be bothered about insubordination, like dwindling supplies, next steps to take, refuge from Zeon pursuers, Feds doing fuck all about Neo Zeon, regret about Kamille, etc.
He knows these kids could wind up suffering the same fate as Kamille, or death. Being a hardass isn't going to guarantee their safety, and he wants to have a good relationship with them, beyond that of commander.
Somewhere there's a scene where Judau is back-talking Bright, and Bright just earnestly asks Judau, "Do you resent me?" I think he was worried the kids would die hating him, not realizing that he really cared about them.
He only referenced it as a failure. Which can be interpreted in many different ways. Seeing as she retreated at the end of A New Translation, her plans clearly ended in failure.
People continually underestimate just how well A New Translation and Char's Counter Attack sync up.