Maybe Kycilia told you that the Zeong is only eighty percent complete, says the mechanic, but it’s at one hundred percent of its operational capability. Legs? Legs are merely a matter of appearance, whatever the officers think.
I find it impossible not to see these remarks as reflections on Mobile Suit Gundam‘s shortening and on the constraints that merchandising places on mechanical design. Coincidental reflections, perhaps, but amusing ones.
At the same time, I’m grateful for those constraints: one Zeong is nice, but a show full of Zeongs would lack that something that humanoid mecha bring. And in some ways the Zeong is just as ludic-rous, with mega particle cannons for fingers, on hands which it can launch in a freakish rocket-punch-gone-wrong attack. Those Zeon engineers certainly love their white elephants.