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Posted 11/23/07
what would happep if newtypes existed
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I think the government would hunt them down and either kill them off or try to use them for military purposes. Hopefully some Newtypes would escape detection and end up using their talents for usefull purposes.
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O-o;; those are practically my htoughts exactly Xeon...I think that the government as often is the case would end up fearing the newtypes and getting a paranoid beleif that they would in fact try to use their abilities to overthrow the government. The only response to that would be either genocide, or bring false aligations (( pardon if i spelled that wrong )) against the newtypes and arrest them all.
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Trust me, Newtypes are not what everyone thinks they are. To quote Gundam expert Mark Simmons's translated text from the novel of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. "

Even considering the combination of Kamille's motivation and his fundamental technical knowledge, his ability to operate an actual mobile suit was extraordinary. Commodore Blex Forer and his comrades began to hope that Kamille was a Newtype.

A Newtype... That was not the same thing as having ESP. Borrowing the words of a pilot named Amuro Ray who apparently awakened as a Newtype,

"Newtypes are people capable of mutual understanding with no misconceptions."

According to Amuro, they did this without ESP or the use of telepathy.

"Maybe you could call it enlightenment, although I don't think it has anything to do with the enlightenment they talk about in eastern religions.* I don't have any personal experience with religious teachings or enlightenment, so I can't compare or critique them. But to me, it doesn't mean just partial understanding of another person. I'd call it total understanding. That person's beliefs, their history, what they intend to do next... you understand all of those things as they take on a comprehensive shape.

"Clairvoyance? It's not that either. If that was it, you could see everything about another person. In that case, I'd be disturbed to see it. It's better to say you can see the actions that the other person intends to perform. So if they're an enemy, I can see this enemy's intention to kill me through the pattern of their actions. That's what it's like... Of course, these appear in different particular ways. Think of this as a general description... That's all I can tell you.

"I don't know what religious enlightenment is like. But I think it may be the same thing.

"Christ, Buddha, Mohammed... I think they were people who were open to enlightenment. But even today, people who are considered saints still can't communicate their own experience of enlightenment, and the things it taught them about the world, to other people. So there's no way a soldier like me can explain the experience of the people called Newtypes.

"I think the reason why there are all these religions founded by people like Christ and Buddha and Mohammed is because they show the way for scholars who aren't open to enlightenment to attain it through their doctrines. But still, I guess each of their founders probably had different original intentions.

"Lalah the Elmeth pilot? I know about her. In her case, she was definitely a girl who was condemned by academic dogmatists. Isn't this a perfect example of the abilities gained through enlightenment being taken for telepathy or precognition, and used as part of a mechanical system?

"People's abilities aren't expressed in a single direction. There are different ways of adapting to the same situation. For example, the people we call craftsmen specialize in just one skill, but learning that doesn't prevent them from making value judgments about things in other fields. A master artist can judge whether computer technology is good or bad. That's because, without knowing the details of the technology, he can judge the results he thinks will come from the computer and whether its interaction with people is healthy.

"And isn't it just because of his upbringing that a successful businessman knows whether a work of art is good or bad?"

Comments like these from Amuro Ray appeared in print and on television for about a year after the end of the One Year War. After that, these kinds of reports completely disappeared.

Amuro's words may have been those of a Newtype, but they were hard to understand. As a result, journalists gradually lost interest in what Amuro had to say and stopped featuring his comments.

Amuro Ray was then forgotten.


However, the curious fact that Amuro was denied residency rights in space became a topic of conversation among the spacenoids. One theory was that the people of the Earth Federation government who lived on Earth, believing that Newtypes were dangerous, had prevented him from going into space.

If Amuro Ray were released into the new environment of space, he might become a soldier with even greater powers of insight and even turn into a second Gihren Zabi. That would be dangerous indeed. Or perhaps the people whose souls were pulled down by gravity merely sensed an element of danger in Amuro Ray's emergence as a Newtype.

But the spacenoids and space residents didn't think of Newtypes in that way. They believed that they were an evolution of humanity to adapt to the new environment of space. Of course, this had a different meaning from the classical theory of evolution.

They wondered whether the thing that tied its embodiment to the surface, the force called gravity, might be an evil in itself.** If this was a policy of the Earth Federation government, then it demonstrated the ill will of the people whose souls were pulled down by gravity.

But even Commodore Blex, a member of the AEUG, was still someone whose soul was pulled down by gravity. Perceiving Newtype abilities in a dogmatic fashion, he hoped that Kamille Bidan would prove to be someone who excelled as a pilot... or, in other words, a Newtype. "
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Thank you for posting that, I'd never read that before. I'd always thought that being a Newtype invovles being free from prejudice in your interactions with others, plus heightened awareness, resulting in greater combat potential . But wouldn't this understanding that only Newtypes are able to posses alienate them from others? Resulting in resentment and fear by those who do not posses the skills. Perhaps the Newtypes could even "go bad" i.e begin to think that they alone are worthy of living, even though that is against the whole idea of being a Newtype.
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Dude, newtypes do exist. LOL Didn't you read the papers? They're not called Newtypes and go around the name as genome.
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