The first season of Seiji Mizushima’s Mobile Suit Gundam 00 featured some truly noteworthy and remarkable quotes, like Setsuna’s “I am Gundam!” and “You deserve ten thousand deaths!” by Tieria Erde. Both of these quotes made it into The Hergula’s top 10 Gundam 00 quotes from the first season list, with Graham Aker and Setsuna F. Seiei being the two featured the most number of times. While it is easy to focus on the Aker’s badass piloting skills, we shouldn’t forget that he has the heart of a poet, uttering some of the most memorable and poetic lines in Gundam history. Setsuna F. Seiei didn’t speak much in the first season but whenever he did, he made sure that his words would be carved into your mind, being direct and determined. If you want to see the entire list, check it out by clicking here!
With The Hergula’s top 10 Quotes of Gundam 00 Season 1 in the books, it is time for us to turn our attention to the second season, which features equally as many great quotes. While Season 1 saw Graham and Setsuna saying the most remarkable lines, in Season 2 we find ourselves baffled by Allelujah, who takes the most number of spots on this list. So, without further ado, scroll down for the top 10 quotes of Gundam 00 season 2, according to The Hergula.
*Quotes as they were uttered in the English-dubbed version of the anime.
10. “Thank you for being alive after all this time, and most of all, thank you for giving me a reason to live.” – Allelujah Haptism
This is a powerful quote, considering that for quite some time it was hard to figure out what motivated Allelujah to continue fighting after he had already destroyed the super soldier facility, aside from simply wanting to change the world. This quote gives us that reason in one of the most heartfelt ways imaginable, with Allelujah hugging Marie from the back and telling her that she was the reason for him wanting to continue living his life. For an individual like Allelujah, with a grim past, suicide was most likely contemplated numerous times but luckily enough, finding Marie in the first season drove him to not give up, even when he was captured and held hostage for 5 years between the events of the first and second season. This line puts everything in perspective, and we finally find out exactly why Allelujah was so driven to get Soma Peries to remember who she really was, the kind and gentle-hearted Marie Parfacy.
9. “If there’s some misunderstanding and then new fighting breaks out, I’m sure they’ll return. Even if they have to take all the contradictions upon themselves.” – Saji Crossroad
Saji explains the Gundam Meisters and Celestial Being in a nutshell, as they do show up when fighting breaks out, and their actions are contradictory, considering that they try to achieve peace through fighting. While Saji might not be the most reasonable person in the anime, he does recognize the irony behind the Gundam Meisters’ actions, showing faith in them while calling them hypocrites. This is a noteworthy quote because of how it is structured and delivered by Saji, the character who contradicted himself numerous times as well. However, he doesn’t count himself as a part of Celestial Being, even after his actions together with the organization during the second season, making him as hypocritical as the people he is calling out.
8. “The world is about to change once again but the sins I’ve committed for that goal, the sin of taking peoples lives, that will never change.” – Allelujah Haptism
Allelujah has taken the lives of many and done some seriously dark things during his time with Celestial Being, and while he did those things in order to change the world for the better, he doesn’t make excuses for his actions and admits to committing sins. Allelujah is aware that his actions have helped to shape the world but also understands that he will never be able to give back the lives he took. What makes this quote so remarkable is how much weight it holds for the character, as Allelujah fought for a good cause, yet death is an inevitability in war. However, the things he did as a youngster will likely haunt him for the rest of his life, as he will never be able to get rid of the images of killing other kids his own age.
7. “Now we’ve entrusted the future to humanity. I will become a part of Veda and watch over you all. Until that time, the time of the dialogues that are to come, farewell everyone.” – Tieria Erde
This is Tieria’s farewell message at the end of the second season, after his physical body got killed by Ribbons Almark. He says goodbye in a positive manner, not being sad that he left his fellow Meisters behind, saying that even he, an innovade, is entrusting the future to humanity. Not only that but he says he will become a part of Veda and watch over everybody, and with the last sentence, he actually reminds us that he will indeed return at the time of the dialogues that are to come, referring to the events that take place in the film. This quote is such a special one because of Tieria’s level of kindness, as he is far from a nice individual, a hard-ass who feels that Gundam Meisters should play by the book. However, in the second season he starts changing, much like Setsuna, doing things out of his own free will.
6. “Hahahahaa! The resurrection of the Super Soldier! We’re gonna fight, the future depends on what we do next!” – Allelujah Haptism
The moment we see Arios flying around and that laughter hit my ears, I know that anime fans would be treated to golden lines from the personality we oh-so love, Hallelujah Haptism. He doesn’t disappoint, letting out a brilliant maniacal laugh, followed by simply stating who he really is, a super soldier, made for combat. Essentially, what makes this quote so memorable is the interaction between Allelujah and Hallelujah, as the two don’t always get along, with the first half of the quote uttered by Hallelujah and the second half by Allelujah. It is presented to us as a punch line, with tons of energy, with emphasis on all the right words, giving an extremely clear picture of how the character feels and his true intentions. If there is one character whom you can always count on, it would have to be Allelujah, who is the unsung hero who is often taken for granted. When Allelujah is determined, he is one of the scariest pilots to face on the battlefield, and if he has Hallelujah working together with him, he is pretty much a horror movie villain.
5. “Even if the world should reject me, I’ll keep on fighting until I’m punished. Guess I won’t be heading to where you are just yet. Until that day comes, please wait for me, Anew.” – Lockon Stratos (Lyle)
This is among the longest quotes on the list, yet it is impossible to break these lines up as they mean so much when they are together. Lyle uttered these words at the graveyard where his family is buried, making it all the more heartfelt and emotional, as it feels like a confession. He speaks on the world rejecting him and fighting until his creator comes knocking, almost as if to say that he has fear of living a normal life after everything that has happened. With everybody he loves buried, Lyle probably has no real reason to stop being a Gundam Meister. He knows that he can make a difference with the Gundam and even mentions how he is willing to fight until the bitter end. Not only that, Lyle ends the quote with a beautiful goodbye to Anew, asking for her to wait for him, almost as if that day would be coming soon.
4. “His sword play… there’s no doubt about it. That’s the young man I met. I thank my stars for giving me a chance to make up for these years when I’ve lived in disgrace!” – Graham Aker
Graham Aker, under the moniker of Mr. Bushido, is a man on a mission to take revenge on the Gundam pilot who changed his life forever, and that pilot was Setsuna F. Seiei. Considering that their last battle ended in both men destroying each other’s mobile suits, there was no victor, as it ended in what could only be considered a draw. Ever since that epic battle, Graham Aker has longed for another shot at the young man he was unable to clearly defeat, feeling disgraced and bitter. When he comes across a similar-looking Gundam to that of Exia, 00 Gundam, he recognizes the sword play and knows that his time to make up for his years in disgrace has come, an opportunity to cleanse his soul. Under the name of Mr.Bushido, Graham explains his efforts to fight Setsuna quite clearly with the quote above, which he uttered the first time he came in-contact with 00 Gundam, a moment that would put Graham on a road to self-destruction. This is one of those classic Graham Aker quotes, made memorable for the way it is structured and uttered.
3. “Setsuna, you could change. I couldn’t, so you’ll have to do it for me.” – Lockon Stratos (Neil)
Even though Neil Dylandy passed away at the end of the first season, his spirit had a few memorable moments in the second season. You could say that this quote is actually a continuation to his last few words before dying, largely because he is telling Setsuna, the pilot who was like his younger brother, that he can change, even if he was unable to, dying a bitter death with hatred towards the world. Although, this quote is a positive one, with Neil reminding Setsuna that he can change, something that gives Setsuna strength to push through and make that change, becoming the humanity’s first innovator. You could even argue that it was all thanks to Neil that Setsuna was able to do all of the things he did, yet that spirit that Setsuna saw was a mere dream, and Neil’s spirit was a thing of the mind and not real visions. So you could say that Neil had such a great influence on Setsuna that it helped him to become humanity’s first innovator.
2. “You think just because you avoid pulling the trigger yourself you won’t feel any of the guilt from committing the crime!?” – Allelujah Haptism
If there is anyone in the anime who knows how it feels to commit a crime without pulling the trigger himself, it would have to be Allelujah, as whenever Hallelujah takes over and does sinful things, Allelujah is no longer in control. At the same time, both Allelujah and Hallelujah share the same body, meaning that whenever anything is done, that physical body is still responsible for the actions, which is exactly why this is such an amazing quote. Not only does it hold a lot of weight for the character itself but Allelujah knows the feeling better than anyone, and to think that this is a question makes it all the more remarkable, as questions don’t tend to be as intriguing or noteworthy as statements. However, the way in which this question is constructed, and the amount of emotion heard in the way in which it is asked, is what makes this among the best quotes in the second season.”
1. “Setsuna, the only thing the past can change is how you feel about things in the present.” – Lockon Stratos (Neil)
Even though he might be dead, his spirit lives on in the people whom he touched the most, with one of them being Setsuna, who was like a little brother to him. After he was shot by Ali Al-Saachez, Setsuna has a nightmare about his dark and twisted past. At the end of this nightmare, he sees Neil standing behind him, uttering the line above, trying to make the young Gundam Meister realize that he can’t change what has happened but he can change the way he feels about things in the present. Neil is telling the truth, and when I first heard it, I honestly felt like it was a life lesson in one poetically structured sentence that hit the heart. It is easy to grasp and understand, one line which every person should either hear or read to be able to put their own pasts in perspective, because no one can truly change what has happened, unless someone invents a time machine.