No Patrick Zala? No. He’s no visionary. He’s just a butthurt hater. Zeon Zum Deikum proclaimed that from among the Spacenoids a new type of human will emerge, suited for the environment and context of space, where communicating clearly and avoiding conflict among same-species is vital. Aeolia Schenberg anticipated how an innovation of the human species must happen to prepare for the context of space exploration, where communicating without misunderstanding is paramount, so as to be ready for the first contact with aliens.
Ezelcant distinguishes himself from these by focusing on the elimination of conflict as paramount since conflict escalates into violence and self-extinction. Since self-extinction is unavoidable, he has a view of genetically selecting those who develop anti-conflict behaviors and abilities towards seceding from the “doomed” human race to form a conflict-free paradise (Eden).
Zeon Zum Deikum’s thinking was appropriated by a powerful political faction who used it as a basis for declaring war. He was killed, and had no control over his views and how it influenced history. Aeolia Schenberg on the other hand, both predicted and manipulated history to create the conditions for his idealized future, the conditions that will awaken the innovation in human beings. This involved various conflicts, the operation of a terrorist organization, and open war. The human cost to bring about the conditions of innovation are great and cast a dark moral pall on the arguably noble intentions of Schoenberg.
Similarly, Ezelcant manipulated history to bring about the conditions of evolution – to force the hand of genetics so to speak. The human cost of these actions are immense – entire colonies destroyed, massive populations killed, and a prolonged – 70 year war. He kept his plan to himself, only revealing it to an enemy that reminded him of his dead son. Ezelcant’s own impending death must’ve addled his mind, but then again there’s little doubt that Kio fits the profile of his chosen people.
The thing is, Flit Asuno also fits – given his X-Rounder ability. But if anything, this is the kind of thing that Flit will use to justify the hatred he’s had of the Vagan the last 70 years. We don’t know yet how Ezelcant will create EDEN, whether it involves massive genocide to free up space for the chosen, or whether the chosen will venture out of the solar system. It’s probably the former, because otherwise there wouldn’t be any need for war.
I deeply appreciate the complexity Ezelcant brings to his “villain” role. He comes off more as broken than evil, but the consequences of his plan should it push through, speaks of probably very great evil.
None of you clowns even tried to discuss neither the mobile suits, nor the Gundams. Maybe this show should put both terms in the title so people don’t get confused.