The Best Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

Set in C.E. 73, two years after the peace treaty between ZAFT and the Earth Alliance was signed in Gundam SEED, members of the Earth Alliance special task force known as Phantom Pain hi-jack three advanced mobile suits from a ZAFT armoury base during a meeting between Orb representative Cagalli Yula Athha and new ZAFT chairman Gilbert Durandal. What begins as a pursuit of this band of Extended Naturals by Orb refugee Shinn Asuka, Athrun Zala, and the crew of the Minerva, escalates into cataclysmic circumstances which lead to the declaration of yet another war.

The Shadow of War

#1 - The Shadow of War

Season 1 - Episode 23

Cagalli's attempts to stop the Orb fleet fails and a battle between the Minerva, Orb/EA fleet and the Arch-Angel breaks out.

star 8.71
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
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Sword of the Azure Skies

#2 - Sword of the Azure Skies

Season 1 - Episode 22

An EF fleet led by Orb forces heads towards to Black Sea to deal a critical blow to ZAFT. However, a third party is waiting in the wings to stop the battle.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Refrain

#3 - Refrain

Season 1 - Episode 41

Athrun and Kira share their thoughts of what has happened during the war.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Golden Intentions

#4 - Golden Intentions

Season 1 - Episode 40

After Zaft's ultimatum requesting Djibril, Yuuna gives the obvious lie of Djibril not being in Orb in a public announcement. Following the announcement, Zaft begins its invasion of Orb. Cagalli is given her father's will: the mobile suit Orb-01 Akatsuki, arrests Yuuna and reforms Orb's defense against Zaft. Later, the Minerva arrives and Destiny launches to confront the Akatsuki...

star 8.57
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
The Remaining Life, The Fallen Life

#5 - The Remaining Life, The Fallen Life

Season 1 - Episode 28

All hell breaks loose in a three way battle between the Minerva, Orb/Earth fleets and the ArchAngel.

star 8.43
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Freedom and Justice

#6 - Freedom and Justice

Season 1 - Episode 42

Cagalli and Shinn's duel is interupted by Kira's appearance on the battlefield. As Kira challenges Shinn to a rematch in his new Gundam, Cagalli goes to Orb's national defense HQ to interrogate Yuuna about the location of Djirbil. Aboard the ArchAngel, Lacus presents Athrun with a new Gundam.

star 8.43
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Prelude to Revolution

#7 - Prelude to Revolution

Season 1 - Episode 45

The Minerva leads an attack on Djibril's moon base as Djirbil prepares for the Requiem's second movement.

star 8.43
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Promise

#8 - Promise

Season 1 - Episode 26

Shinn rushes an injured Stellar aboard the Minerva. Once aboard, he learns startling information about Stellar. Elsewhere, Lacus decides to go to PLANT and scope the situation out.

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
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Prideful Fang

#9 - Prideful Fang

Season 1 - Episode 9

Eager for retaliation, the Atlantic Federation declares war on ZAFT (who they blame for the Junius-7 drop). In defense of the oncoming nuclear onslaught, ZAFT unleashes its newest weapon, the Neutron Stampeder, against the Atlantic Federation forces.

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Revived Wings

#10 - Revived Wings

Season 1 - Episode 13

As the crew congratulate Shinn on his job well done, Kira takes the Freedom out into battle once more to take out the assassins that are after Lacus.

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Rey

#11 - Rey

Season 1 - Episode 49

Kira and Athrun work to destroy Requiem's first relay point. As Orb forces close in on the Requiem, Dullindal reveals Messiah's secret weapon.

star 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Those who Call Out for Battle

#12 - Those who Call Out for Battle

Season 1 - Episode 2

Shinn continues to battle the three stolen Gundams. In the midst of the battle, the three Gundams work to escape from Armory-1 and rendevous with their ship, Earth's "Girtty Lue", which is under the command of the mysterious Neo Roanoake.

star 8.23
13 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
A Soldier's Quallifications

#13 - A Soldier's Quallifications

Season 1 - Episode 17

The Minerva lands at ZAFT's Muhamal base and gets details on their next assignment. Later, Athrun has a "heart-to-heart" conversation with Shinn.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Deadly Struggle in the Indian Ocean

#14 - Deadly Struggle in the Indian Ocean

Season 1 - Episode 16

The Minerva engages Neo and the 3 stolen Gundams in a battle over the Indian Ocean.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Attack the Lohengrin!

#15 - Attack the Lohengrin!

Season 1 - Episode 18

With the help from a young rebel, the Minerva team is able to take out the EAF's Lohengrin and end their oppression on a town.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
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Unseen Truth

#16 - Unseen Truth

Season 1 - Episode 19

The Minerva lands on the Black Sea town of Diokia. In Diokia the Minerva pilots are welcomed by Dullindal, who shares a discussion on war with them.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Place of Sin

#17 - Place of Sin

Season 1 - Episode 25

The Minerva crew investigates the Lodonia Laboratory and learns the secret behind the EA's "Living CPU's." After hearing her "trigger," Stellar rushes off in Gaia to protect the lab, her birthplace.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
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The Thundering Darkness

#18 - The Thundering Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 37

Shinn is reluctant to shoot down Athrun's Gouf. However, Rey manages to relieve him of his doubts and convinces him to shoot down Athrun and Meyrin!

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
The Counter-Attacking Voice

#19 - The Counter-Attacking Voice

Season 1 - Episode 43

Athrun launches into battle with his new Gundam, Infinite Justice, and tries to reason with Shinn. Meanwhile, Djibril makes his move to escape Orb.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Kira of the Sky

#20 - Kira of the Sky

Season 1 - Episode 39

After a trip to the Mendel Colony, Lacus and the Eternal's location is discovered by ZAFT. Just when it looks bleak for the Eternal, Kira comes to the rescue...

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Enraged Eyes

#21 - Enraged Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 1

It's now CE 73 and three of ZAFT's new Gundams are stolen. During the Gundam-Jack, Cagalli, now Orb's head of state, and Athrun, now her bodyguard, are meeting with Zaft's new head honcho.

star 8.00
15 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Junction

#22 - Junction

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Minerva arrives at Orb. While the crew enjoys some downtime. Cagalli learns some unsettling information about the future of Orb. While Athrun decides to return to PLANT once more and meet with Dullindal.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
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Father's Curse

#23 - Father's Curse

Season 1 - Episode 10

As Athrun meets with Dullindal, the Dullindal-endorsed psedo-Lacus, Meer Campbell, rallies the citizens of the PLANT's look away from war and look towards peace. Later, Dullindal offers Athrun a chance to pilot the Saviour Gundam.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
The Blood-Stained Sea

#24 - The Blood-Stained Sea

Season 1 - Episode 12

After departing Orb, the Minerva is thrown into battle against an Atlantic Federation fleet. Due to their new alliance with the Federation, Orb quickly sets up a baracade of ships preventing the Minerva from retreat back to the safety of Orb territory.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Wandering Eyes

#25 - Wandering Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 21

After a misunderstanding between Athrun, Lunamaria and Meer, Shinn takes advantage of his shore leave by exploring the countryside. On his travels he stumbles across Stellar dancing on a cliff, she then accidentally falls into the sea. Shinn dives in after her. While waiting to be rescued, Shinn and Stellar share some bonding time.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
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