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Is there any real design reason for the Zaku shoulder spikes

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Is there any real design reason for the Zaku shoulder spikes other than "It looks cool"?
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>>12378077
They are used to ram stuff.
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>>12378077

>zaku
>cool

Pick one
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>>12378077
sometimes they are missiles
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>>12378077
Melee
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>>12378457

False Dichotomies are Feddie Propaganda
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Makes it look fearsome. Intimidate the enemy, make your pilots feel like badasses.

Shock and awe, baby.
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1) It's intimidating
2) They could partially deflect debris/solid ammunition coming towards the head
3) Improves the power of shoulder tackles
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>>12378077
is there any real design reason for mobile suits to be 15.2 meters tall or greater other than "it looks cool"?
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>>12378096
This.

Shoulder bash in space.

Also it's from 70s anime and looks cool.
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I think Gadem is one of the only characters to do a lot of shoulder rams, and tragically, he was using a Zaku I with a smooth shoulder guard. Maybe if he had spikes he would've killed Amuro!
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>>12378861
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=71&v=HFzsqhY0D70

Gadem was a fucking hero. Also whoever made this montage.

>that first freeze frame they chose
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Technically they are meant to signify rank. Usually zaku pilots are lower class ensigns then gouf pilots who are usually officers and are more experienced. The spikes represent rank like captain, lieutenant, major.
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>>12378943
>The spikes represent rank
[citation needed]

If that were true, the Dom would have spikes as well, and the Gelgoogs would be made of spikes. The Gelgoog Jager would be a thrusters-covered spike.
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>>12378943
Talkin out of ass.
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>>12378943
That's some nice piece of fanfiction you got there.
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>>12378943
LOL

Zakus are not operated only by officers. So shut the fuck up.
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>>12378077
I see those 40k Imperial Guard unit logos on those Zakus. Great paint jobs though.
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>>12378744

Someone agrees!
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>>12378999

>Dolze Zaku

Wait...no, what am I thinking, its just the BIG ZAM!
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Spikes are cool.
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>>12378913
It's an official video from gundaminfo. They made one for pretty much every single MS from every animated series pre-Unicorn and AGE.
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>>12378913
>Stayed in service thanks to stubborn old soldiers who had gotten used to them.

I'm going to assume that this "Old" is relative, since the zaku I was only in service for a very short time before the zaku II was made.
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>>12380748
According to The Origin, Zaku Is were activee from UC 0070.
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>>12380767
Origin isn't the same as the original series anon.
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>>12378999
>The Gelgoog Jager would be a thrusters-covered spike.
Z'od-iacok would have been made for the Supreme commander, then.
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Those are GN-drives.
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I thought I read somewhere that the spikes are actually its radar. This was absent in the Zaku I. That's why Gadem does the shoulder check.
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>>12381203
>I thought I read that the spikes are its radar
>The spikes are to signify rank.
Where are you guys reading this shit from? "OutOfMyAss. org" or something?

They're just spikes for making the pauldron more effective in melee combat.
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>>12378457

Feddie detected.
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I always had a headtheory that they held things such as radars and such, like the nose-cones of fighter aircraft.
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>>12380700

Holy shit. That's an awesome BIG ZAM variation
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>>12382726
ramming enemies with delicate electronic equipment

I like versions with the spikes removed, just leaving those flat studs. Then I can buy that they are sensors or whatever
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I think the better question is how there exist so many SIEG ZEON fags when the Zeon aesthetic is so awful in every UC series out there.
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>>12384376
It's the MS more than the uniforms I would say
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>>12384376
Nobody gives a flying fuck about Zeon uniforms. We have the Titans for that.

Stop pretending you frequent this board, Anon.
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>>12384376
lol that navy crew uniform wtf that guy looks retarted
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>>12380733
Yup. Also the 00 Movie.
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>>12384376
>wearing clothes from 0079
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>>12385340

>Not wearing clothes from 0079

Shit taste
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>>12378479
>>12378472
But why do they end up dead, or crying alone in a ditch? While Feds get riches, bitches, good times and good drinks?
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>>12385373

Don't forget the comfort-women the Feddies share among themselves from Zeon prisoners.

Best part of being a Feddie.
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>>12385373
>good drinks
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>>12385373
Why do they bully the poor zeeks so much
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>>12385391
Shame on you for even suggesting such a thing, the Federation clearly follows proper procedure when dealing with female captives as seen by having a woman patting down those war criminals. Probably found some diabolical plan to vaporize babies.
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Real reason - to look more monstrous, just as Gundam evokes knight with its sword and shield, Zakus evoke orcs/ogres/cyclops with its inelegan axe, mono eye, hreen color and spikes
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>>12385373
>Good drinks
>piss-tier lager beer
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>>12385408
>>12385472
Come on they're grunts, I bet the officers popped something more expensive.
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>>12385480
Oficers are always getting something they don't deserve.
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