The BEST Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2019

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 Shadows of War

#1 - The Shadows 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 8.88
8 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Sword of the Blue Skies

#2 - Sword of the Blue 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 8.86
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
The Departure towards Tomorrow

#3 - The Departure towards Tomorrow

Season 1 - Episode 14

Kira, Lacus and the remaining Arch-Angel crew embark on their old vessel and depart, but not before Kira rescues Cagalli from her wedding to Yuna.

star 8.71
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Refrain

#4 - Refrain

Season 1 - Episode 41

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

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Bared Fangs

#5 - Bared Fangs

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 8.63
8 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Resurrected Wings

#6 - Resurrected 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 8.62
8 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Legacy of Gold

#7 - Legacy of Gold

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 8.62
8 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
The Song of Truth

#8 - The Song of Truth

Season 1 - Episode 46

The crew of the Minerva enjoys some downtime after their string of battles. Meanwhile at the Lunar city, Copernicus, Lacus receives a message from Meer.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
The Final Power

#9 - The Final Power

Season 1 - Episode 50

Kira and Athrun face off against Shinn and Rey as the battle of Messiah continues...

star 8.52
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Nightmare

#10 - Nightmare

Season 1 - Episode 34

As the Arch-Angel makes its way towards Orb, it is attacked by the Minerva. Having studied up on the Freedom, Shinn prepares to destroy it.

star 8.50
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Freedom and Justice

#11 - 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 8.50
8 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Kira of the Skies

#12 - Kira of the Skies

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 8.44
9 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Survivors and Sacrifices

#13 - Survivors and Sacrifices

Season 1 - Episode 28

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

star 8.38
8 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Prelude to Revolution

#14 - 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 8.38
8 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Rey

#15 - 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 8.38
8 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Those Who Call for War

#16 - Those Who Call for War

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 8.37
16 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Junction

#17 - 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 8.33
9 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
The Soldier's Life

#18 - The Soldier's Life

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 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
A Father's Spell

#19 - A Father's Spell

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 8.33
9 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
The Chosen Path

#20 - The Chosen Path

Season 1 - Episode 11

Orb decides to ally itself with the Atlantic Federation, much to Cagalli's dismay. While about the PLANT's, Athrun recieves some help making his decision from some old comrades.

star 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
Struggle in the Indian Ocean

#21 - 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 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
The Hidden Truth

#22 - The Hidden 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 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
A Call for Counterattack

#23 - A Call for Counterattack

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 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
The Promise

#24 - The 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 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa
To a New World

#25 - To a New World

Season 1 - Episode 48

Aboard the Minerva, Rey works to quell Shinn's doubts about the Destiny Plan. As Orb and the Kingdom of Scandanavia announce their refusal of the plan, Dullindal uses Requiem on the EAF's Althea Base...

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Writers: Chiaki Morosawa