It is a well known fact that three out of five Gundam

Wing viewers adore Quatre (the others adore Duo and a

percentile adore various other characters.) Why is

this? What makes Quatre so popular with the fans?

To answer this question I have devised a rating system

on which to base our judgment. Looks, squishiness,

skill, humor, predictability level and one quaintly

named how long is the fuse....

Looks:

Quatre is a very pretty boy. (one of the few blond

haired, blue eyed arabians I've seen) He has a sort of

golden charm.

This however cannot be the cause of his likeability

because Zechs alone could give him the run for his

money (when he takes off that stupid mask. Some people

can make a mask work (no da) and some people can't.)

Squishiness:

Quatre is very squishi. Being squishi simply means

that he's fun to hug. (Unlike Heero who rates very low

on the squishi scale unless of course you like a cold

metal gun being jammed between your ribs.)

This could be labled his strongest asset (and boy he

has some nice assets...) except that alot of people

don't like their characters squishi.

Skill:

Quatre is a very skilled pilot...but then again...so

is most of the cast. And anyway, Heero could most

likely outshoot him. (Not that we want Heero to

outshoot him because Heero is a lot harder to

negotiate with.

Lt. Expendable: Please don't sho-

Heero: Omae o Korosu

*Expendable is a greasy little smear on the floor, and

the wall and on the nice newly upholstered chair that

Trieze'd have a fit over if he ever found out.*

Compared to...

Lt. Redshirt: Please don't shoot!

Quatre: Will you surrender?

Redshirt: Well no but...

Quatre: Sorry.

*Redshirt joins his comerade in arms.... Well at least

Quatre apologized **before** hand other then then the

oh so tactful I'll destroy you*

But I digress.

Humor:

Quatre has a fair sense of humor... Moreso then the

previously mentioned Heero or Wufei for that matter.

But then again Duo has a far better sense of humor

even if he does always have to laugh at his own jokes.

Duo: Anyway...his car broke down on the road and he

ended up at this farmers house and this farmer had

seven daughters and they all were trumpet players see-

Quatre: *forced* That's really funny Duo...

Duo: I wasn't done...

Trowa: And lets not continue that line of thought

shall we?

Duo: Whatever you say, Chuckles.

Trowa:...

Quatre: You really shouldn't make fun of Trowa's old

circus name...

Duo: Why'd they call him that anyway? It'd be like

calling Mr. Anal retentive over there Barney or

something.

Wufei: Don't make me hurt you Maxwell....

Predictability Level:

Quatre has a pretty high predictability level. You

expect him to be nice and polite and have heart

attacks whenever Heero commits suicide (or tries to

anyway, boy's tougher to kill then a cockroach.)

*Heero eats a miniature time bomb.*

Heero: Hn.

*bomb explodes sending smoke and bomb fragments

everywhere. When smoke clears...Heero is sitting there

a little singed but otherwise okay.*

Heero: Tastes like chicken...

*Duo eats a bomb*

Duo:...

...

...

...

Why won't it explode?!

Trowa: Maybe you should have turned it on.

Wufei: Good luck. Duo has a hard time turning things

on.

Duo: I think I should hit you for that Chang...



How Long is the Fuse?:

Quatre has a very long fuse. It is very difficult to

get him angry. Well actually it's a bit difficult to

get Heero or Trowa angry either. All you'd have to do

is scratch Deathscythe and have Duo ready to sacrifice

you to the coconut god

Duo: *stomps into the house* All right! Which ass

backed his gundam into MY Deathscythe?!

Wufei: Didn't know it was standing there...it's so

weak and hard to see...

Duo: I'll show you weak!! *stomps off and brings in

Deathscythe, crashing through the roof of Quatre's

house.*

Wufei: Injustice! I can't fight that thing!

Duo: Scared little boy?

Wufei: Never! I'll beat both you AND your onna gundam!

*one window breaking, earth shaking, massive amount of

property damage making gundam battle later...Quatre's

car pulls in the drive*

Quatre: M...my...my house....

Duo/Wufei: Oops.

Quatre: Heh...heh heh heh...

Duo: Oh CRAP! He's doing the weasel laugh again!!

*Quatre flares up with battle aura*

Quatre: You are going to get it where it hurts.

THIS PORTION IS UNFIT FOR CHILDREN, PREGNANT MOTHERS

AND PEOPLE WHO REALLY JUST DON'T WANT TO KNOW. UNTIL

IT HAS SETTLED HERE IS A BIT TAKEN FROM ANOTHER FANFIC

INVOLVING A RIVITING CONVERSATION BETWEEN HEERO AND

TROWA...

Heero: ...

Trowa: ...

Heero: ...?

Trowa: ...

Heero: ...!

Trowa: .(hic) .(hic) .(hic)

Heero: ... -_-;;;;

AND NOW BACK TO THE MAIN PROGRAM

Quatre: Oops! Did I do that? I'm really sorry guys...

Duo: No...*twitch* prob *twitch twitch*

Wufei: I don't think joints are supposed to bend this

way...

But what was I saying? Oh right...the reason why

everyone likes Quatre.

Well...umm...scientifically...umm...because...umm...hmm...good

question. Look it up! ^_~

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