DISCLAIMER: THIS IS WRITTEN FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY FINISHED THE SERIES.
I'm not going to be commenting on individual stats. You can find that elsewhere. What I'm going to do here is point out something that everyone seems to have missed.
In case you didn't know, the same studio produced the legendary EVA and TTGL series. And urban myth has it that they mystically extracted all the emo out of TTGL and stuffed it into EVA, then mystically extracted all the GAR out of EVA and stuffed in into TTGL.
That's what they want you to think. I'm here to tell you the truth!
It's obvious once you think about it. TTGL IS THE SEQUEL TO EVA.
Think about it. At the end of EVA, humanity becomes some giant blob of self-depressed goo right? Or they call it 'primordial soup' or something. THAT'S THE ANTI-SPIRAL.
What weapon does the Anti-Spiral employ in its war against the Spirals? Despair. What's the one recurring emotion over and over in EVA? Despair. IT FITS.
Everyone knows that mecha runs on emo. You don't? Well now you do. Think about it. In Gundam SEED, the most powerful pilot (Kira) is also the angstiest sonofabitch to ever make the TV screen. Then in Destiny he gets his ass handed to him by Athrun. It's because in Destiny, Kira is much less angsty! Athrun is the one with the galaxy on his shoulders now, so he's the better pilot!
And before that, in Gundam Wing, the least angsty mobile suit, Sandrock, was also the most piss-poor compared to the others. Even outside the Gundam metaseries, Suzaku Kururugi of Code Geass is also a guilt-ridden wreck.
See that's why the most powerful mechs ever to walk animated Earth are the EVA ones, because they have the most emo pilots. And at the end of EVA, their emo-ness coalesces into the Anti-Spiral!
Which leads us to the setting for TTGL, doesn't it? With a new generation of mecha that literally runs on GAR.
And so it's settled. GAR kicks emo's ass. Period. FIGHT THE POWA!
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