THIS TIME THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON HEERO, HIS SUBTLE RELATIONSHIP WITH RELENA, AND QUATRE'S CONFLICTING DESIRES.
1. HE BACKS UP HIS WORD WITH HIS LIFE: A PROMISE TO HIS SOUL
Once, he threatened that he would kill her, but now Heero is truly Relena's guardian angel, appearing whenever she's in danger. It would seem that when he found he could not follow through on his plan to assassinate Queen Relena, he made a promise, if only in his mind, to protect her always. Now he risks his life to keep that promise. Some think there's more to Heero's feelings than just protectiveness; on Relena's birthday, he disguised himself in order to bring her a teddy bear, and he's taken crazy risks on her behalf, even for a bodyguard. Heero's matured over the years, but don't expect him to confess his deeper feelings for Relena any time soon.
Heero intended to kill Relena, who could have blown his cover, but...
The perfect soldier, he believes Relena to be far mightier than himself.
She turns to him for protection, he to her for comfort. They no longer seem to need words.
2. HEERO YUY: KING OF THE ROAD
In the TV series, he used Duo's name in the colonies because his own name would stand out too much. And since the war? Looks like the all-too-recognizable Heero Yuy uses whatever alias serves his immediate needs, and moves whenever it suits him. We know he has recently been transferring between schools, probably under another alias, but since colony schools allow skipping grades, we can't be certain when he'll graduate, or from which school he'll do so. He lives from day to day, with no plans for what he's going to be doing tomorrow, or where. The only thing that's certain is that, when Relena is in trouble, he goes back to being her "Heero."
Heero gets treated as an attendant when with Quatre. He's not cut out for a royal lifestyle.
3. QUATRE RABERBA WINNER: WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY
This young champion faces a constant inner struggle to meet with honor his many obligations. He has the political power to influence the fate of the colonies. A source of military power as tremendous as the Gundam he pilots demands that he use it carefully. As the head of a family as distinguished as the Winners, he's in no position to think only of himself; his every move could involve others. And yet, if he cannot stand up for himself, how can he stand up for anyone else? The path he has chosen is fraught with personal conflict; will he do what he believes he must, or what others--even his family--say he should? The pressure and loneliness of great responsibility is at the center of Quatre's saga here and in the "Endless Waltz".
Quatre's father opposed militarization; their relationship was strained by
Quatre's willingness to fight for right.
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