The Destroy Gundam continues its invasion to Berlin, destroying the city as it goes. Freedom Gundam and the Archangel block its way. However, added to the overwhelming firepower of Destroy, Sting and Neo join forces. Even with Kira’s skills he is unable to compete. Cagalli sortie, along with Orb’s veteran Murasame squad, to help Kira. Then the Minerva arrives to assist the local ZAFT. Shin attacks fiercely against Destroy, but Neo knocks him aside and tells him that Stella is the pilot of Destroy. Shin is stunned and hesitate to attack. Freedom Gundam continues to attack mercilessly against Destroy, even shooting down Neo’s Windam. The Windam crashes into the ground and Neo is ejected from the cockpit. Murrue gasp at what she sees on the monitor…
Meanwhile, Stella is shocked to see Neo has fallen and she becomes out of control. Shin keeps Freedom away from Stella and desperately calls out to her. “I’ll protect you!” Stella finally comes to and briefly pauses. She is comforted with his words, until she sees Freedom Gundam through the crack in the cockpit and panics again. Destroy charges the chest cannon to fire at the approaching Impulse Gundam. Just then Freedom stabs the cannon and Destroy finally falls. Shin rushes to the dying Stella and lift her in his arms. Stella tells him she loves him with a smile on her face and takes her last breath.