Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Season 1 Episode 2

The Gundam Deathscythe

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Mar 07, 2000 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • On the English dub, when Relena is walking down the steps to her birthday party, you can hear the faint voice of lady saying "I bet Martha Stewart would be jealous of this."

    • At the end of the previous episode, Heero tells Relena: "I'll kill you." But in this episode's recap, he says: "I'll destroy you."

  • Quotes

    • Duo: You'll all die. Anyone who sees me has got a date with his maker!

    • Relena: That boy is so secretive...He has many secrets; that's why...I know his secret; that's why...That's why he said he was going to kill me!
      Pagan: Reading some kind of suspense thriller are you, Miss Relena?
      Relena: Sure am!

    • (Heero is checking his school file on a computer.)
      Heero: Now for some minor revisions.
      "Heero Yuy" entrance fees unpaid? Cleared.
      Boarding fees unpaid? Cleared.
      Bursary funds? Cleared.
      Financial check on Heero Yuy? No problem.

    • Duo: It's pretty obvious to anyone that you're the bad guy here. Are you alright, lady?

    • Zechs: There's a jinx that once you see a Gundam, you will not come out alive. I hope the jinx doesn't come true.

  • Notes

    • Original Japanese Airdate: 4/14/1995

    • Character debut: Duo Maxwell, the pilot of the Gundam Deathscythe. In the English dub, he is voiced by Scott McNeil, who was the original voice of Piccolo on the Dragonball Z series.

  • Allusions

    • Lady: "I bet Martha Stewart would be jealous of this"

      Martha Stewart is an Television host and American Business Magnate. She built her empire through her living style and cooking business.

    • Source: Zech - "To return the favor, we'll lend you our newest underwater mobile suits Pisces and Cancer."

      In the 2nd episode, two new types of underwater mobile suits are deployed by Zech called the Cancer and the Pisces respectably. This draws reference to the twelve constellations of the Zodiac as well as to Astrological Signs.

      The constellation that represents the Cancer is visible to star watchers during the month of March and can be seen at latitudes +90° and −60°. The Cancer is also an astrological concept representing the months of June 21 to July 22. The symbolic animal of the Cancer is the crab and the mobile suit Cancer resembles a crab with a red outer body and claws/pincer like arms. The Cancer is viewed as a water element. Cancer is also Latin for Crab.

      The Pisces too is a constellation and can be seen from earth at latitudes +90° and −65° during November. Like the Cancer the Pisces is a water element and it is represented usually by two fish as Pisces in Latin means (Plural) fish. The Pisces Mobile suit is blue. As an astrological sign Pisces runs roughly during the months of February 19 to March 2.

      Both Mobile Suits the Cancer and the Pisces specialized in underwater operation.