The WORST Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2020
Set in an all new Gundam timeline, the story of Iron-Blooded Orphans starts three hundred years after an event called the Calamity War between Earth and Mars. Humanity has since terraformed Mars but many of the now indigenous population want independence from Earth. It’s here our protagonists Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka come in. Part of a private security firm called CGS, Orga wants to break free and secure Martian independence but a terrorist group Gjallarhorn has other ideas. It’s here where Mikazuki makes the choice to pilot the ancient Gundam Barbatos and potentially help his friend Orga and Mars as a whole.
#1 - Silent War
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2016
A conflict between the rival economic blocs Arbrau and SAU breaks out as their armies clash on the Balfour Plain. Tekkadan also joins the battle under the command of Galan Mossa, but its members become exhausted as the war of attrition continues day after day.
#2 - The Price of Life
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2015
Tekkadan plan their route to smuggle Kudelia to Earth without alerting Gjallarhorn forces. Meanwhile, McGillis and Gaelio arrive on Mars to investigate the recent battles and encounter Mikazuki and Biscuit on a cornfield.
#3 - Iron and Blood
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2015
Mikazuki belongs to the private security company CGS, at the Martian city of Chryse, which has been hired to escort a girl named Kudelia to Earth. But just as preparations for departure are underway, Gjallarhorn attacks CGS in an attempt on Kudelia's life.
#4 - Counsel
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 15, 2017
Lafter and the other Turbines members take their leave of Tekkadan. Meanwhile, at Teiwaz, the organization's number two Jasley Donomikols plans a new maneuver.
#5 - Vidar Rising
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 2016
Via a certain matter on Earth, the connection between Tekkadan and McGillis grows even stronger. Meanwhile, the Gundam Vidar, which has been undergoing adjustment by the Arianrhod fleet, finally rolls out.
#6 - Inauguration of the Arbrau Defense Forces
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2016
Tekkadan's Earth branch, which is now serving as a military advisor to Arbrau, is consumed with preparing the launch ceremony for the Arbrau Defense Forces. At Makanai's request, Tekkadan takes charge of security for the ceremony venue. But with the sound of an explosion, black smoke rises from the site.
#7 - In the Midst of Jealousy
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2016
Despite some casualties, Tekkadan has successfully repulsed the space pirates of the Dawn Horizon Corps. It appears, however, that this enemy was just one part of a huge space pirate group, and Orga decides to counterattack in anticipation of further assaults.
#8 - Sakazuki
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2015
Tekkadan and the Turbines arrive at Saisei to begin negotiations with McMurdo Barriston, leader of Teiwaz.
#9 - New Blood
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2016
Mikazuki's group, Tekkadan, has been commissioned to escort Kudelia on an inspection of a halfmetal mine. Under Tekkadan's protection, she completes the inspection schedule without incident. But suddenly, Tekkadan finds itself under attack by space pirates.
#10 - The Form of Closeness
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2015
The skirmish between Tekkadan and the Turbines comes to an end when Orga and his team raid the Hammerhead and negotiate for Teiwaz to assist them in escorting Kudelia to Earth.
#11 - A Letter from Tomorrow
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2015
Members of Tekkadan receive video messages from their loved ones back on Mars. Meanwhile, the Isaribi is assigned a liaison from Teiwaz to oversee the vessel's activities during the long journey to Earth.
#12 - Sovereign of Mars
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2016
The fighting ends as the rival economic blocs SAU and Arbrau agree to peace negotiations. As they remember their fallen comrades, the members of Tekkadan decide to withdraw from Earth.
#13 - Stained Wings
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 2016
The awakened mobile armor, along with a huge quantity of sub-units, heads for a densely populated area to begin its attack. Tekkadan attempts to hold back the onslaught, but is helpless against its overwhelming power and superior numbers.
#14 - Trail of Footprints
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 17, 2016
Biscuit reunites with his elder brother Savarin, but he and Atra are quickly nabbed by Gjallarhorn forces while Atra fakes her identity as Kudelia. As Atra is being beaten by her interrogators, Mikazuki, Orga, and the rest of Tekkadan race to rescue them. Meanwhile, Kudelia and Fumitan meet a masked man who reveals the true motives of those backing their trip to the Dort Colonies.
#15 - Voice
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 7, 2016
Tekkadan's members attempt to leave the colonies behind and descend to Earth at last, but they miss their chance due to one last item of business in the colonies. They are contacted by someone who claims to be their supporter.
#16 - The Man Who Holds the Soul
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 19, 2017
The Arianrhod fleet, led by Rustal Elion, attempts to gather all its forces to fight the coup d'etat.
#17 - Scapegoat
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 12, 2017
Tekkadan plans to return to its Martian headquarters and start over. The situation, however, has undergone a dramatic reversal.
#18 - Barbatos
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 2015
The adults of CGS flee in the face of Gjallarhorn's attack, using Mikazuki and the other children as decoys. Gathering the children who have been left behind, Orga decides to fight back against Gjallarhorn, and puts a certain plan into motion.
#19 - As for Them
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2015
With no one to trust after Orcus' betrayal, the Isaribi crew plan to reach out to Teiwaz, a Jupiter-based conglomerate, to guide them to Earth.
#20 - Awakening Calamity
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2016
Tekkadan has discovered a huge object at a mine it is managing. Having received a message from Orga about the object's true nature, McGillis decides to pay a secret visit to Mars.
#21 - Brother
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 21, 2016
Tekkadan has finally made it to Earth, successfully introducing Kudelia to Arbrau's representative, Makanai Togonosuke. However, they will have to accompany Makanai to a parliamentary general session taking place in Edmonton.
#22 - My Friend
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2016
Gjallarhorn has received a mediation request from the SAU. In order to break the prolonged stalemate, McGillis personally enters the battlefield in a mobile suit. Galan's team launches an attack on McGillis, who is whittling down Arbrau's fighting strength.
#23 - Vessel of Hope
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 10, 2016
After overcoming many difficulties, Tekkadan is finally about to reach Earth. Its members head for the Dort colony cluster, to deliver an item that Teiwaz asked them to transport when they were aboard the Saisei.
#24 - Glorious Demise
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2015
Third Corps instigates a mutiny that expels majority of First Corps from the CGS base. As they try to figure out how to support themselves financially, Crank returns to the base to issue a challenge to the Gundam Barbatos in order to retrieve Kudelia and the captured Graze.
#25 - Battle Before Dawn
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2016
Deploying all the fighting strength it possibly can, Tekkadan attempts to capture Sandoval Reuters, the leader of the Dawn Horizon Corps. During a hard fight against unequal odds, Gjallarhorn's outer lunar orbit joint fleet Arianrhod also joins the battle. A three-way free-for-all begins between Tekkadan, the Arianrhod fleet, and the Dawn Horizon Corps.