Survivors and Sacrifices


The Minerva engages with the allied forces of Orb and the Earth Alliance off the coast in Crete. She is cornered into a geographically disadvantaged state and Athrun and Shin are unable to cover due to Abyss Gundam and Chaos Gundam’s interference. Then Kira’s Freedom Gundam and the Archangel make an appearance again and save the Minerva from its predicament. Cagalli, aboard on Strike Rouge, orders the Orb forces to cease-fire once again.
Shin is angered by the Archangel’s repeated intervention and suddenly attacks the Strike Rouge. Kira moves in and saves Cagalli just in time, and attack Shin. Athrun tries to stop him but Chaos and Abyss get in the way, and a confused battle ensued. Shin goes into SEED mode and brings down Abyss, and Kira slices off Chaos’ combat capability and clash with Athrun.
Meanwhile, Yuuna is reprimanded by Neo and orders Todaka and the others to pursue the Minerva. On the Minerva, Talia orders the crew to consider the Archangel a hostile ship.
The Orb’s mobile suit units approach the Minerva. Cagalli blocks the way, but nothing can persuade the soldiers who are prepared to die. She can do nothing but watch the soldiers fall one after another.
Seeing this, Todaka of the Orb forces tells Yuuna and the crew to abandon ship, then directs the flagship to the front line. Kira, who shot down the Saviour Gundam, tries to save the flagship but he is too late. Shin continues to slaughter the enemy as if he has been possessed by a demon and when a flagship appears in front of him, he smashes it without hesitation…not knowing that his benefactor, Todaka, was on board.