What's the ratio of happy ends to horrible deaths for Gumdam pilots across the franchise?
G: happy (Master Asia still dies) for the most part
W: debatable (Trieze died for humanity, a significant part of the Earth got Death Star'd by the Libra and the shit in Frozen Teardrop is ongoing)
X: debatable again with ending vs setting
Seed: good guys lost
Seed: good guys lost had
00: Not a happy ending but a resolved one
It wasn't a war. Some fuck in the military didn't like the innovators and declared war on Celestial Being. Celestial Being wiped them out in some months and everything was resolved.
It was more terrorism and less war.
>Master Asia still dies
Schwarz too, and Neo Japan got fucked up, but the ending was still generally happy.
The movie never shows the Innovator Wars you dumb shit, it shows one scattered act of terrorism that is both completely unrelated to any war and handled in like half a minute by Setsuna in a goddamn Flag and Lockon.
On top of that, in the movie, we see what things look like 30 years after the ELS attack, and it's all good.
They happen, and then humanity moves past them and goes on into space. It's not a "and then nothing bad ever happened forever" ending, it's just one where in the end everything worked out okay.