V-fins. Crowns. Crest. Antenna. Whatever they’re called. Almost every Gundam has one. Question of the day: Why does it make a Gundam look so attractive? Let’s talk a bit about this odd aesthetic phenomenon today. I recall something that a Gundam’s helmet got its design influence from the traditional Samurai’s kabuto… howevever, this doesn’t explain why it makes a Gundam more appealing. I bet you the Ez-8 will look better with a v-fin ^^. What is it about this “V” that adds to the design that makes a Gundam look more… fierce/powerful(?)…than without it? I really don’t know. Maybe since it always has one, then it should have one. Aesthetic-wise, I think it is almost like a spoiler on some cars- Think of the Mazda RX-7… it looks GREAT with a wing spoiler but then you find it incomplete without one. Again, we know it looks great…but not WHY >_>.
Of course, Gundams aren’t the only mechas to sport V-fins. There are many out there with such a design. Like GaoGaiGar, *insert brave series here*, Gravion, and… others I can’t think of at the moment >_>;. Anyway, the point is…without the V-fin, the mechs just doesn’t look as good/powerful/whatnot. Whatever the reason might be.
What are your thoughts?