Can you imagine if these three were on the same side throughout the series?
Yes, and oh baby. Ideological pyrotechnics.
But maybe it wouldn’t change anything? All three characters sort of embody their own side; it’s not as if simply rearranging the labels would make a difference to their courses of action. Also, in some ways, they were already? In an excruciatingly round-about way? The children of the eyebrows up there are, in their own way, both theoretically in favor of Relena, even if their personal conduct went against her ideals.I think that’s the deal. They all want peace (even Dorothy), but the ways they want to get there are mutually exclusive. Maybe if they could all manage to rally behind a peaceful endeavor in a scenario that did NOT involve fighting, they could get along? It would be interesting to picture them as world leaders outside of the context of war.
Part of the trouble with Gundam Wing is that its focus is so exclusively narrowed on peace vs. war and fighting, and their effects on human nature, that we don’t really get a feeling for how characters/factions feel about anything else. What does Relena think about poverty and social inequality? Capitalism? Class warfare? What does Dorothy have to say about natural resource management and the destruction of the environment? Gender and sex discrimination? How would Treize handle a global economy? Population control? Law enforcement? Crime rates? Education? How do the people of earth in AC 195 feel about having their borders suddenly erased? How does that even work, on a governmental level? Not to mention on a social, cultural, or linguistic level?
Whatever. There are obviously aspects to any sci-fi series that can’t be addressed. But it’s worth thinking about.
I guess if they came up on the docket, I wouldn’t NOT vote for them as the earth-sphere triumvirate-for-life.
……That…turned into an mini essay. :B