Top 10 Reasons People Give for Hating Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny

PerfectImpulseX
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny are quite possibly the two most overhated anime series of all time due to people bashing on them a lot. So, here's some reasons people give for hating them.

The Top Ten

1 Kira Yamato is a Gary Stu Kira Yamato is a Gary Stu

The SEED/SEED Destiny hatedom claims that he's a big Gary Stu and complain on reportedly how he steals the spotlight from Shinn as the "main protagonist" in SEED Destiny. - PerfectImpulseX

2 Shinn Asuka is annoying Shinn Asuka is annoying Shinn Asuka is a fictional character in the Japanese science fiction anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny by Sunrise, part of the Gundam franchise.

The SEED/SEED Destiny haters tend to mistake him for the main protagonist of SEED Destiny even though Fukada has stated that Athrun was the real main protagonist of SEED Destiny (because of the SEED Destiny Special Edition T.V. Movies being in his neutral point of view). They also complain that Shinn is very annoying and is too whiny. Really?! Shinn is too whiny?! His parents and little sister got killed during the First Bloody Valentine War! He's supposed to be a tragic character! - PerfectImpulseX

3 Too much reused stock footage

Even though it can be a bit annoying at times, Sunrise actually needed to reuse stock footage to save money. - PerfectImpulseX

4 Too much Beamspam

Same reason as "Too much Reused Stock Footage" - PerfectImpulseX

5 Flay Allster is annoying

Although I like both SEED and SEED Destiny, even I agree that she's annoying. - PerfectImpulseX

6 Too many clip-shows

The HD Remaster actually fixed this problem a bit by having less of them. - PerfectImpulseX

7 Too much melodrama

To be fair, the original Gundam SEED was made to cash-in to the teen drama genre that was all the rage in Japan at the time. Most people don't know that most non-UC Gundam series were made to cash-in to trends in Japan at the time:
G Gundam = the Tournament Fighter craze (ex. Street Fighter and YuYu Hakusho)
Gundam Wing = the Bishonen craze
Gundam 00 = the political action drama craze (ex. Code Geass)
Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans = the dark and edgy craze (ex. Attack on Titan and Puella Magi Madoka Magica) - PerfectImpulseX

8 The original ending of SEED Destiny (Phase 50: The Last Power) was terrible

Thank the God/Burning Gundam that they changed the ending in Final Plus, the 4th Special Edition movie, and 'Phases' 49 and 50 of the HD Remaster because it was terrible (not Iron-Blooded Orphans ending terrible but still terrible nonetheless). - PerfectImpulseX

9 It's popular

Actually, SEED and SEED Destiny's popularity in Japan and most other Asian countries is well-deserved in my opinion unlike a certain VR MMORPG anime series that has something to do with swords (you know the one I'm talking about)... - PerfectImpulseX

10 Not part of the Universal Century timeline
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