C.E. 70 - The battle between the Earth Alliance and the ZAFT Forces caused by the 'Bloody Valentine' tragedy was fought with fierce desperation. A cease-fire treaty was signed after the second battle of Jachin Due took a heavy toll of lives on both sides. But the treaty did not necessarily resolve the root of the conflict between the Naturals and Coordinators. During the war, Shin Asuka is caught in the Orb invasion by the Earth Alliance, losing his parents and sister right in front of him while escaping. Shin clenches their only keepsake, his sister's cellphone, and grieves, as the ringleader of this war "Mobile Suit Gundam" flies away overhead. He leaves Orb in despair and relocates to PLANT.
C.E. 73...he has become a ZAFT warrior.