So Fukuda said that Mu is a Newtype, but he's also a Natural.
So what's the main difference bewteen Newtypes and Coordinators?
Coordinators are genetically modified post-humans who are tweaked before birth to have the best talents, physical abilities, reactions, and "coordinative" abilities.
A newtype is a human who awakens their esp and psychic potential. Hence a Natural can be a Newtype but a Coordinator can not be. Coordinator are largely justified as being better then Naturals due to increased spatial awareness i.e. they keep track of more things, at the same time while multitasking.
Kira Yamato is not even a normal coordinator. Is not someone to be taken as a reference. Exactly as Cagalli, perhaps, is not even a true natural. There is a total lack of consistency in seed because of excessive fanservice, that it is useless to seek answers.
Kira Yamato develops a certain spatial awareness, but it is very likely that it is simply him to be special even among Cordinators.
Yes they are. They are products of the exact same genetic fuckery that other Coordinators are. They were designed to be as Al Da Flaga as possible while still being Coordinator level.
That was the point of getting clones. His son was a failure, and you can't make an adult into a coordinator, so he cloned and coordinated himself because he was the greatest thing ever. In his mind.
>Basically coordinators are cyber-newtypes in non UC setting.
I prefer to think of them as CE Innovades. Made for a purpose in order to help evolve mankind (improve humanity's genetic stock by breeding with Naturals), instead say fuck that and believe their own hype instead. A true Coordinator is the result of a Natural and a Coordinator breeding.
Anyone can be a Newtype (heightened awareness and ability to sense other Newtypes), have the SEED factor (weird super mode thing), and/or be a Coordinator (peak human strength, reflexes, intellect). None of these abilities are related to each other: you can be a SEED-bearing Natural like Cagalli, a Newtype Natural like Mwu, or a SEED-bearing Coordinator like Athrun or Shinn.
Kira has all three kinds of powers because of course he fucking does.
Kira is not a Newtype until shortly after Mwu's death when suddenly he is. He senses Rau like Mwu sensed Rau, he gets the flashes, he gets the naked space ghost scene but that may have just been him hallicinating.
Newtypes are a completely unknown phenomenon in CE
For all we know Rau and Mwu's flashes are just their shared destiny or some shit
Kira senses Rau too because they're basically brothers
>Newtypes are the next stage of human evolution
But that's wrong.
Well, picking apart some notions of what newtypes are was a large part of the theme.
Many protagonists pray to God before the final battle to beg for assistance.
Tobia prays to God before the final battle to tell him 'Don't sweat it, I got this'.
It's spatial awareness. In order to survive in space, humans needed to be aware of the direction, speed, and angle they were floating in relation to debris, enemy weapons, and other units. Eventually some people with the potential to have amazing spatial awareness, space being the keyword, would awaken to Newtypes. Whether or not it's an evolution or just simply a talent is arguable.
>No he isn't. Fukuda confirmed Fllay's "spirit" was just Kira hallucinating it.
Yeah, and Fukuda lies to cover his ass a lot. This is the same guy who in one interview said SEED was supposed to be realistic and portray what war is really like. Other sources have him saying that he wanted to make it into a super robot show and says "it's just an anime". We have him saying Shinn is the hero because Kira strayed from the path of justice, then Athrun was the hero, and now there's word he said that he decided to make Kira the hero at some point while the show was airing. When asked if Shinn would go to Kira's side after the finale, Fukuda said he had no intention of that. Then he sprung Final Plus on us.
evolution =/= next stage of humanity. Tobia is pointing out that newtype shit is just a useful ability, as it stuff we have had from the beginning and living in space may lose. To look down on oldtypes and see newtypes are better is just wrong, they are a certain path with pluses and negatives like all humanity
Greco made a similar point with the Venus Globe
No, Fukuda confirmed that Kira didn't hear Fllay's ghost. That's completely the opposite of him imagining her.
It was the conversation that will now never happen because she's dead, it was there for the viewer but Kira didn't see it.