The BEST Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2019
Network: Tokyo Broadcasting System
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#4 - Refrain
Season 1 - Episode 41
Athrun and Kira share their thoughts of what has happened during the war.
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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.
#9 - The Final Power
Season 1 - Episode 50
Kira and Athrun face off against Shinn and Rey as the battle of Messiah continues...
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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...