Firstly, a warning.

Disturbing contents and spoilers up ahead!

People may not notice it, but Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny are pretty twisted in their own ways. Sure, they are not as macho as the rest of the series. I mean the fast-paced set-piece battle we saw in Gundam Wing was toned down in SEED. And we rarely see any display of machismo that Gundam G flexed so much. Just look at Kira Yamato. So effeminate, that haters pointed out that his sole proof of manhood was his plot armor.

Yes, the SEED series lacked the 80s style action of its predecessor, but some fans noted that in terms of brutality and violence, the SEED series exceed them all. In the SEED series, it’s all about character development. And when the story is character driven, we need raw emotions. But the thing here is that SEED took on a different approach to convey such strong emotions, through occasional shock and gore. Up until now, it was still one of the bloodiest series in the Gundam universe. And it achieved this by presenting animated deaths that will make your stomach turn. It never approached Muv Luv’s level of gore, but Muv Luv’s deaths lacks human emotions. But if there is something SEED has in common with Muv Luv, is the way it killed off the female characters.

The SEED Series is Gory to Begin With
People here are literally getting blown.

The Gundam universe has a lot of shocking, and sometimes unintentionally hilarious deaths. But again, none of them compared to the way SEED dispatches their unfortunate victims. When someone die in other series, the show rarely digs into the gory details. I mean usually, all we see are flashes when someone got blown off. With some exception of course, I mean Scirocco redefined what “sticking around,” means. But even without getting bloody, the deaths will surely hit you hard, as what happened to Kamille’s mom.

But it seems that SEED series upped the ante, by giving us a lot of animated carnage.

Not only someone got blown, but SEED and SEED