In Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, the title refers to Suletta Mercury, who is indeed referred to as a "witch" on numerous occasions. Sophie and Norea also specifically refer to themselves as "witches" during the attack on Plant Quetta.

At no point is it ever explained what a "witch" actually is within the context of the series. I can infer that it refers to

artificial humans created for the purpose of piloting Gundams, as Suletta, Sophie, and Norea all are IIRC,

but it's possible I've misunderstood or am missing something. So what exactly is a "witch"?

  • This definitely seems like a translation issue. What's the Japanese word? "Suisei no Majo": Suisei is Mercury. So we're depending on Majo which I think means magic user. Since they're female, maybe that's why they're called witches. In Gundam, there's some idea of magic, so I'm wondering if it's related to that.
    – Sawtaytoes
    Oct 13 at 18:34
  • @Sawtaytoes I don't believe the Witch From Mercury continuity contains that sort of magic. The closest thing is Permet, the particles that allow Gundams to work, but that's more Clarkian magic than actual magic.
    – F1Krazy
    Oct 13 at 19:40
  • FYI, it seems a matter of speculation. This says 魔女 stands for an existence controlling Gundams as demons. I'm not very familiar with the whole Gundam series, and don't know the plausibility of what the post says.
    – sundowner
    Oct 20 at 23:29


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