The BEST episodes of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Every episode of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam!

In UC 0087, seven years after the end of the One Year War and following the events of Operation Stardust, the Earth Federation establishes the elite counter-insurgency division called the Titans to hunt down remaining pockets of Zeon resistance. The Titans become overzealous in their mission, resorting to brutal methods to achieive their goals, becoming nothing more than ruthless tyrants with an ambition to rule the Earth Sphere. Two anti-Titans resistance groups, the AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group) and their Earth-bound counterparts Karaba, form to unite various existing forces in the struggle against the facist-like Titans. Their members consist of renegade soldiers of the Earth Federal forces, former soldiers of the Principality of Zeon and militia from space colonies.

Riders in the Skies
166 votes

#1 - Riders in the Skies

Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired 2/22/1986

Emma and Camille, huddled aboard a wrecked ship, have a last heart-to-heart. She urges him to take her life and use it to fight. Meanwhile, Char is ducking it out with Hamaan and Scirocco inside the barrel of the colony laser. The terrible twosome quickly dismantle Char's Type 100, and the action then shifts to the inner rooms of the super weapon. The trio are joined by Camille and Fa for more pistol-waving, pontificating, philosophizing action; then they all hop back into their mobile suits and hightail it out of the colony laser. Bright, who's been patiently waiting for his pilots to clear the barrel, then activates the colony laser and disintegrates the Titans fleet. Final duel time! Hamaan and Char end up slugging it out inside another wrecked ship. Char almost wins, despite the fact his mobile suit has about one limb left, but he forgot about the Quebeley's funnels. Hamaan offers him a chance to live and serve her (declined), then Char nails the ship's Secret Self-Destruct Widget with the Type 100's vulcans and blows it up around them. Hamaan escapes. Meanwhile, Camille discovers how frustrating it is to fight an indestructible mobile suit. Giving up on defeating Scirocco through conventional means, he summons all the friendly newtype ghosts at his disposal (Emma, Four, Rozamia) to hold the cold-blooded manipulator in place (Sara's ghost almost intervenes to help her man, but Katsu's ghost talks her out of it). Transforming the Zeta into wave rider mode, Camille plows into Scirocco's mobile suit and crushes him into pulp (very memorable!). The dying Scirocco fries Camille's teeny brain in revenge. The end. Fa collects her childhood pal, now with the IQ of a pork cutlet. The Titans are history, the Axis withdraw to pursue world domination, the AEUG are all but wiped out, the colony laser has supposedly blown a gasket. And the torso of the Type 100 drifts by, its cockpit hatch open, empty...?

Directors: Toshifumi Kawase
Inside the Capsule
176 votes

#2 - Inside the Capsule

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/16/1985

Aboard the Ahgama, Captain Henken Beckner interviews Camille and AEUG founder Blex Forra. They are delighted to learn that he is the son of the designers of Gundam Mark-II. The Titans are also aware of the possible consequences of Camille's defection and take immediate action to rectify the situation. Layla Myra Layla, a veteran mercenary pilot from the Granada Moon Base, is sent to intercept and destroy the Ahgama. The battle ends in a draw when a truce is called between the two forces. Emma Sheen comes aboard the Ahgama to hand-deliver Basque's message to the AEUG crew. She is horrified when she hears the terms of her Titan masters: return Camille and the stolen Mark-IIs or his parents will be executed!

Hong Kong City
139 votes

#3 - Hong Kong City

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 6/22/1985

The Audomura heads for New Guinea to capture another shuttle so Camille can return to the Ahgama. Kai has contacts with the Luio Company in Hong Kong that will get them the weapons they need for this mission. Braun's personal aide Ben Wooda assumes command of the Titan Garuda super plane and continues the pursuit. Murasame Psychic Institute sends the experimental Psycho Gundam (MRX-009) and crew to replace the Asshimar. Wooda is not pleased to learn that both new crewmembers are women -- the "synthetic" Newtype Four Murasame and her mentor Namikar Cornell. Amuro and Irma check out the Luio Company, where Amuro spots Mirai Noah (nee Yashima), who piloted White Base during the One Year War. She is now married to Bright Noah and is trying to get on a shuttle flight to a space colony with their two children, Hathaway and Charmaine. Amuro tries to speed things up and is set upon by company goons, attracting the attention of Stephanie Luio. Irma, Mirai and the kids get away while the guards pile into Amuro, getting to the street just in time to witness the arrival of Psycho Gundam. The new Psycho Gundam is huge -- twice as tall as the Mark-II in which Camille flies out to do battle -- and powered entirely by Four's Newtype psychic energy. Camille, Amuro and Mirai all feel its powerful aura. The monster Psycho Gundam batters the Mark-II across Hong Kong until Camille uses his own Newtype power to break Four's concentration. Stephanie seems quite taken with Amuro as she agrees to give them the weapons they need for their raid on New Guinea.

Directors: Toshifumi Kawase
Cinderella Four
139 votes

#4 - Cinderella Four

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/13/1985

The mayor of Hong Kong, caught between the two warring powers, orders the Audomura to leave before the city loses its neutrality. Camille sneaks away to look for Four, who now carries a Titan homing device. Camille and Four are attracted by their Newtype affinity. Four has no memory of her life before the enhancement treatment at the Institute, where she was the fourth subject: Murasame #4 (MRX-004). Wooda attacks Hong Kong in Psycho Gundam, but lacks the Newtype power to control it properly. Amuro takes the Mark-II against it, but Psycho Gundam simply can't be stopped with physical force. Four is attuned to Psycho Gundam and uses her power to regain control of it while Amuro picks up Camille. As Camille drops Amuro off and takes over the Mark-II, Four realizes that he is the Enemy she's been seeking. She is confused by her affinity with Camille, which she tries to reject, and memories of her former life, which return in painful flashes. Camille tries to talk her out of it, but Four is maddened by her inner conflicts and attacks with increasing savagery until Amuro gets Camille to retreat. The battle ends in a draw. The Audomura leaves Hong Kong to prevent any more attacks on the city.

Directors: Jun Hirabayashi
Forever Four
163 votes

#5 - Forever Four

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 11/9/1985

Kamille infiltrates the base and finds Four. Jerid finds them and follows but ends up being overpowered by Kamille. Amuro and Char continue to attack the base while Jerid steals a Mobile Suit. Four is being controlled to protect Jamitov's shuttle, and Kamille tries to defeat Four in the Psyco Gundam as Jerid continues his pursuit. Four got killed by Jerid while attempting to save Kamille.

Katz's Sortie
139 votes

#6 - Katz's Sortie

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/8/1985

Amuro Rei is under house arrest at a great mansion in Cheyenne. Amuro has lost much of his fighting spirit during his seclusion. This angers Katsu, who has looked up to Amuro as a hero. Beltorchika Irma, emissary from the association of former White Base crewmembers who support AEUG called "Kalaba" arrives in a replica biplane. She tells Quattro that the Kalaba can get three of the earthbound AEUG Mobile Suits back into space to rendezvous with the Ahgama. She is anything but shy and openly displays an amorous interest in Amuro. Rosamia attacks Audomura in the Gaplant again in an effort to regain Braun's favor. Katsu goes out in the Mark-II in order to shame Amuro into fighting. Rosamia almost kills the boy before Camille, in the Rick Dias, and Quattro, in the Type-100, fly to his rescue. Irma is something more than sympathetic as Amuro berates himself for his own inability to do battle. Katsu redeems himself for creating the current crisis by defeating the Gaplant with a surge of Newtype power. Hyato is angered by his son's actions but grudgingly forgives him as Audomura changes course for the Kalaba base at Hickory.

Directors: Osamu Sekita
Amuro Flies Again
112 votes

#7 - Amuro Flies Again

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/1/1985

Still under surveillance, Amuro goes to the airport to see the Kobayashis off. He and Katsu hijack the airliner and divert it to rendezvous with the giant transport plane Audomura. Rosamia Vadam, an enhanced Newtype produced by Augusta Laboratory, attacks Audomura in the new variable Mobile Suit Gaplant (ORX-005). Camille is appalled at the power of the Gaplant -- it takes the combined power of the Mark-II and the Type-100 to defeat it. Braun, angered by Rosamia's failure, attacks Audomura in the Asshimar. Camille and Quattro again combine forces to repel the attack. Even so, Braun is about to smash the bridge of the Audomura when Amuro and Katsu arrive. The passengers have been let off en route, so they are free to ram the Asshimar with the hijacked airliner. Katsu flies to safety using a "Homo Avis" (jet-propelled strap-on wings) while Camille rescues Amuro from the falling plane. He then comes face to face with his former enemy in the One Year War, Char Aznable.

Directors: Yasuhiro Imagawa
Mirai Captured
110 votes

#8 - Mirai Captured

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 6/29/1985

Four sneaks off the Garuda to track down the (to her) unknown pilot of the Mark-II who touched her mind so deeply. Amuro escorts Mirai and the children aboard a cruise ship that will take them to relative safety until the Kalaba can find a way to reunite them with Bright on the Ahgama. Four comes ashore near the marina and notices Camille waiting for Amuro. After hearing Amuro's name called, she hitches a ride with Camille to get a line on the Mark-II pilot. Mirai and the children are kidnapped while Camille and Four are driving around Hong Kong. The Titans will release them for the surrender of the Audomura, but Amuro trades himself instead. Camille goes to the rescue in the Mark-II, surprising the submerged Marine Hizack (MS-06M) ambushers by coming in underwater himself.

The Day of Dakar
167 votes

#9 - The Day of Dakar

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 11/16/1985

Jared is aboard the Garuda super plane pursuing the Audomura, which is en route to Dakar to interrupt an Assembly meeting and use its global broadcast facilities to voice AEUGO and Kalaba grievances. Irma charms her way past the young Titan pilot Eiji to rendezvous with Quattro, airlifted by Amuro's Dijeh and flying sled. While Irma holds the Assembly at gunpoint, Quattro takes the podium and reveals his true identity, saying he speaks not as Char Aznable of the Zion Empire but as the son of Deacon Zion. Zion didn't set out to satisfy personal ambitions, like the Zabi dynasty that murdered him and stole his name, but to step into the sky for the true advancement of mankind. "Not to abandon Earth, as Earth is our mother, we must now go out on our own!" The broadcast is seen by Eiji, who spots Irma, and by Sayla Maas, the alias of Char's younger sister Artesia. Eiji and his cohort launch their Asshimars just as Jared takes off in the Byarlant with a squadron of Custom Hizacks (RMS-106CS). During the dogfight over the city, one of the Asshimars is hit and only Eiji's timely assistance keeps it from crashing in downtown Dakar. Eiji can't hold it and both are about to crash when Camille rescues them in Z-Gundam. Jared attacks viciously, tearing up a downtown city block to get at Z-Gundam. As he closes in for the kill, he is attacked in turn by Eiji' Asshimar -- his way of repaying Camille's earlier rescue. Irma hears the battle raging outside the Assembly and takes a cameraman to the roof. There they broadcast evidence of Titan ruthlessness as Jared attacks Eiji's Asshimar. The Kalaba and AEUG forces make a safe retreat as the EUG Assembly and the world at large officially condemn the Titan's actions. Amuro and Quattro are now truly on the same side.

Father and Son
112 votes

#10 - Father and Son

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/30/1985

The captured Mark-II 02 and 03 are partly dismantled for repairs. Franklin offers a few suggestions, and then grabs a laser torch and forces one of the workers to get him into Quattro's Rick Dias. He escapes from the Ahgama, hoping both to redeem himself in the eyes of the EUG and earn a great reward for himself and his mistress with the capture of a piece of AEUG's best military hardware. Quattro gives chase in the Mark-II 01, followed closely by Camille in the one-armed Mark-II 03 -- its left arm is still being repaired. The Mark-IIs and Rick Dias are attacked by the Alexandria, which is unaware of Franklin's escape. Quattro's Mark-II 01 is disabled as Camille arrives on the scene. Camille gets the drop on his father's Rick Dias, but is unwilling to shoot him. Franklin doesn't share his son's reservations and empties his magazines in a vain attempt to hit Camille's wildly dodging Mark-II. A shot from the Alexandria settles the matter, blowing a hole through the Rick Dias, which explodes just as Franklin is bailing out. Camille has lost both his parents to Titan ruthless, watching them die just a few feet away, unable to save them. Back on the Ahgama, Quattro tries to console Camille by telling him about Char Aznable, who acted entirely on his own and kept his feelings to himself until he'd avenged the deaths of his parents. Camille is unconvinced, but Emma Sheen and Reccoa Londo notice the change in Quattro's character.

Through the Haze of Darkness
168 votes

#11 - Through the Haze of Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 6/15/1985

The Audomura is en route to Hickory by way of the Kalaba launch site where Camille, Quattro and Katsu will make their way back to the Ahgama. Amuro has been given the Rick Dias. Irma talks to him, trying to rekindle his fighting spirit and maybe spark a little romance. Quattro also takes him aside, to allay their mutual guilt over the death of Lela Sun, who sacrificed herself to keep them from killing each other during the One Year War. Irma takes off in her biplane to direct the Mobile Suits to the launch site. As they reach the site, Braun leads a squad of Hizacks against the Audomura. Amuro has a change of heart and attacks Braun's Asshimar. Camille gives Katsu a gun with instructions to get Quattro on the shuttle and keep him there, then takes off to assist Amuro in the Mark-II. Camille and Amuro keep the Titan forces at bay while the shuttle lifts off. The battle ends when they team up to catch the Asshimar in their crossfire.

Directors: Takao Motohashi
Shuttle Launch
81 votes

#12 - Shuttle Launch

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/25/1985

Amuro Rei is under house arrest at a great mansion in Cheyenne, Wyoming, when he is visited by former White Base crewmember Frau Bau -- now married to Hyato Kobayashi -- who is on her way to Japan with her adopted children Katsu, Retsu and Kicka. Katsu is contemptuous of Amuro's pacifist refusal to take part in EUG space operations. Quattro and Hyato prepare to transport the AEUG forces back to the Ahgama from Kennedy Space Center. Kai leaves a note for Hyato stating his certainty that Quattro is really Char Aznable. When Hyato confronts Quattro with the note, he denies it. Camille challenges the denial, but Quattro calmly replies "I am Quattro NOW." Appori commands one of the shuttles. Just before launch, Braun Burtark attacks the Space Center in the Titan variable Mobile Armor Asshimar (NRX-004), destroying one shuttle. The AEUG forces counterattack, but Roberto's Rick Dias takes a fatal hit defending Appori's shuttle from Braun's last-ditch assault. The Asshimar breaks off the attack and retreats as Appori's shuttle lifts off.

Storm Over Kilimanjaro
105 votes

#13 - Storm Over Kilimanjaro

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 11/2/1985

The Radish leaves the Ahgama with La Vie en Rose. Petty quarrels ensue aboard Ahgama: Shinta and Qum break Haro, Camille is too busy writing reports for Bright to be bothered fixing it at first and snubs Quattro on his way to repair it later, Fa is upset with Camille for his childish actions toward Quattro since Reccoa's loss. Quattro and Bright meet to discuss an assault on the new Titan base atop Kilimanjaro. The Kalaba will attack it with Dijeh (MSK-008) and Dodai Sub Flight Units (flying sleds) while the Ahgama supplies orbital and aerial reconnaissance and high-altitude air support. As the Ahgama departs, Won Lee stays behind at La Vie en Rose. During the mission briefing, Camille interrupts Quattro with an angry outburst about Reccoa. Fa shuts him up, prompting him to walk out. Alone in the corridor, he has a vision of Four that mellows him enough to apologize to Fa later. Near Earth, Yazan attacks the Ahgama with the Barzam (RMS-154) developed at Kilimanjaro. Yazan cripples Quattro's Type-100, sending it plunging into the atmosphere, but Camille uses Z-Gundam in Wave Rider mode as a re-entry shield.

Directors: Jun Hirabayashi
A Descent Into the Maelstrom
78 votes

#14 - A Descent Into the Maelstrom

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 2/1/1986

The AEUG launches Operation Maelstrom, an all-out attempt to capture the colony laser back from Axis.

The Heated Escape
111 votes

#15 - The Heated Escape

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/20/1985

Camille sulks over the loss of Four, refusing to get out of bed. Amuro understands his feelings, having still not come to terms with his own feelings about Char. The Garuda continues to pursue the Audomura. Hyato gets word from Hong Kong that the Ahgama will soon be in range for another shuttle rendezvous as Four leads a squad of Hizacks against the Audomura. Amuro goes out to meet them in the Rick Dias, followed by Camille in the Mark-II. Four, determined to make up for past defeats, orders the Hizack squad to stay back while she flies in close to destroy the Audomura. Hyato responds by launching the new Nemo (MSA-003). Camille holds back until Four captures Amuro's Rick Dias, his attack coinciding with another flashback. The battle rages across the North Pacific, until Camille and Four confront each other mentally as well as physically. Through their psychic bond, Four learns of the death of Camille's mother and he feels her longing for the freedom of space. Wooda orders all noncombatants off the Garuda as he prepares to ram the Audomura, but Four rams the Garuda with Psyco Gundam first. She tears a rocket booster loose before being shot down by Wooda. Amuro convinces Camille to use the rocket booster to return to the Ahgama, and then rams the Garuda with his flying sled, which crashes through the fuel cells and blows the super plane to atoms as Amuro flies to safety. Camille thinks of Four as he returns to the Ahgama, where Fa is now with Quattro.

Directors: Osamu Sekita
The Mirror of Rosamia
107 votes

#16 - The Mirror of Rosamia

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 2/8/1986

The asteroid Axis, last seen plowing into the Titans' asteroid headquarters in episode 45, has made a semi-orbit of Earth and is now heading for an imminent collision with the moon. It's on course to plow directly into Granada, a major base of support for AEUGO and the home of its sponsor Anaheim Electronics. The AEUGO forces are ordered to drop whatever they're doing and save the corporate headquarters from imminent destruction. While the AEUG fleet consolidates around the colony laser, the Agama is sent to Axis for some reason that currently escapes me. Camille, nosing about the asteroid, runs into the mighty Psyco Gundam Mk.II, piloted by "sister" and artificial newtype Rozamia Badam. The Psyco Gundam gets stuck in the asteroid's innards, and Camille, Rozamia and Fa begin chasing each other around on foot. Rozamia is a total basket case (still), and Camille keeps getting these Four vibes from her. Fa tries to talk the addle-brained artificial newtype down, but no dice; she rushes back to the Psyco Gundam and the battle is resumed. In the end, Camille has no choice but to kill Rozamia; she thanks him for releasing her from her torment. Meanwhile, Scirocco eliminates his only remaining rival for control of the Titans. Basque Om's flagship, the Dogos Gear, is guarded by artificial newtype Geits Kappa, who is simultaneously "coaching" Rozamia; when she dies, the psychic backlash kills Geits as well, and Scirocco's forces (led by Reccoa) swarm over the Dogos Gear and blow it to bits. AEUGO uses the colony laser to fire at the asteroid Axis and divert it from its collision course.

Directors: Osamu Sekita
Scirocco Rises
76 votes

#17 - Scirocco Rises

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 1/25/1986

With the Axis-Titans alliance on the ropes (what with Hamaan having double-crossed the Titans, captured the colony laser, and smashed the asteroid Axis into the Gate of Zedan), the leaders of both sides (Jamitov, Hamaan and Scirocco) meet aboard Hamaan's flagship to see if they can't work things out. Meanwhile, Katsu sneaks aboard the ship with the hare-brained notion that he's going to whack Scirocco and win Sara's love. He meets up with Char (still hanging out aboard Hamaan's ship), who improves on Katsu's plan by breaking into the conference room and trying to kill *everyone* involved. As luck would have it, Scirocco has meanwhile pulled a gun on Hamaan; Char breaks in, draws a bead on Scirocco, Sara senses the threat and fires her mobile suit's beam guns through the ship and into the conference room. Total chaos ensues, and everyone flees; Scirocco finds himself alone in the room with Jamitov, and shoots him just for kicks. Then he flees the Axis flagship, telling the Titans fleet that Hamaan had Jamitov whacked. The Titans open fire on the ship and destroy it. Now that everybody's outside in their mobile suits, Hamaan and Scirocco face off in one of those newtype staring matches. Reccoa and Sara, watching from the sidelines, decide to take out Hamaan while she's distracted - but Katsu has the same idea in regards Scirocco, and comes zooming in to shoot him in the back. Sara takes the hit, saving her purple-haired Humbert Humbert.

Casualties of War
164 votes

#18 - Casualties of War

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 2/15/1986

While the Agama makes its way back to the rest of the AEUGO fleet, the Titans and Axis have both shown up to try and wrest back control of the colony laser. A vicious three-way battle begins, with AEUGO, Hamaan's Axis and Scirocco's Titans throwing all their forces into the fray. Thus begins the Great Character Purge. Emma and Katsu dock to form the Super Gundam and fend off Yazan's Hambrabi trio; Katsu insists on sticking around to fight in his puny cockpit capsule, and Yazan chases him into an asteroid. A furious Emma blows away Yazan's wingmen, but the enemy ace sneaks up behind her and blasts the Gundam's back. Like an idiot, Henken maneuvers the Radish into the fight to try and cover Emma - cover a mobile suit with a battleship! - and Yazan doesn't even break a sweat as he shoots the Radish to pieces. One very funny moment: Scirocco and Reccoa charge into battle, facing about a hundred Axis mobile suits. Suddenly there's a blaze of light, as Char - sitting on the sidelines - toasts the Axis forces with his mega bazooka launcher, leaving Scirocco all dressed up with nobody to fight. Meanwhile, the Agama contingent finally arrives. Camille is intercepted by Jerid, but shrugs him off with little effort; Jerid's crippled mobile suit spins off and plows into the wreck of the Radish, blowing whatever's left of the ship and its crew into space dust. Emma, her Gundam repaired, sets out to duel Reccoa. The two former friends strike, and Emma scores a dead hit. Emma recklessly gets out to inspect the wreck of Reccoa's mobile suit and see if she's still alive; Yazan, lurking nearby, opens fire, hits the wrecked mobile suit, and it explodes. Emma takes a hunk of burning shrapnel in the gut. Camille hulks out, chops up Yazan's mobile suit (though the fiend himself escapes), and collects Emma's dying body.

Directors: Jun Hirabayashi
Escape from Side One
81 votes

#19 - Escape from Side One

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/13/1985

The AEUG leadership approves Camille's enlistment as a regular soldier. Camille isn't sure he wants it, but accepts in order to continue piloting the Mark-II 03. He's concerned about his ability to control his latent Newtype powers. The Ahgama docks at Bunch 30 in Side 1 so that Camille and Emma can witness first-hand Basque's atrocity: three million inhabitants were killed with G-3 nerve gas to suppress anti-EUG activity there. Bunch 30 is now a cosmic ghost town. The Bosnia arrives and Layla leads her commando team into Bunch 30 to size up the opposition. Overhearing the AEUG explanation of the Bunch 30 Incident, she confronts the group with the Titan version -- AEUG rabble-rousers fomented a rebellion. Hostilities escalate and move outside, where Layla's Galbaldy-Beta is soon locked in mortal combat with Camille's Mark-II. The battle triggers Camille's Newtype powers and he kills Layla with a shot right through the cockpit. As she dies, Layla perceives the truth and projects her regret that there is no resolution to the conflict between Earth and its space colonies. Jared is devastated by Layla's death and calls off the attack. He swears vengeance against the pilot of the Mark-II, fulfilling Camille's vision of an endless cycle of violence and enmity between the two. Camille is confirmed as an AEUG soldier/pilot and, having witnessed the devastation of Bunch 30, has no regrets over Layla's death.

A Sign of Zeta
81 votes

#20 - A Sign of Zeta

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 7/27/1985

The Titans launch "Operation Apollo" to take control of Von Braun City on the far side of the Moon. Scirocco gives Jamitov a loyalty oath sealed in blood and is appointed commander of the battleship Dogoth Gear. Jared and Moira Pharaoh, the Titan pilot who saved Jared's life in the AEUGO attack on Jabrow, are also placed under Scirocco's command and given the new Gabthley (RX-110). Jared is quite pleased with them after a test run against the Messala. Scirocco plans to control the Earth sector when the war is over and recruits Jared and Moira to this end. Emma worries about Camille as the Ahgama approaches Side 2. Both are nearly killed when the Ahgama is attacked by the Gabthleys. Emma's Rick Dias is destroyed as she ejects and Camille is forced to abandon the crippled Mark-II. Fa rescues them as the Gabthleys are caught in the crossfire of Z-Gundam (MSZ-006) and the Ahgama's Mega Particle Cannon.

Directors: Takao Motohashi
The Black Gundam
120 votes

#21 - The Black Gundam

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/2/1985

AEUG member Quattro Bajeena infiltrates the colony where civilian Kamille Bidan lives, searching for the Federation's new Gundam Mark-II. Kamille starts a fight with Jerid Messa of the Titans while on his way to take a look at Bright Noa's current ship.

Directors: Yasuhiro Imagawa
The Call of Darkness
75 votes

#22 - The Call of Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 10/26/1985

On the Radish, Emma makes a date with Henken. In the Ahgama Mobile Suit launch bay, Camille asks Quattro how Reccoa is doing. This surprises Torres, who laughs at the idea of Quattro and Reccoa as an item. Camille asks Fa to check up on Reccoa for him. Fa and Reccoa talk -- Reccoa recalls her youth fighting the EUG and the death of her first love. Aboard the Dogoth Gear, Yazan is unhappy with the alliance with Axis and leads another attack of his own against the Ahgama, deploying inflatable "dummy" Marasai to confuse the AEUGO forces. Camille in Z-Gundam, Quattro in the Type-100, Emma in the Mark-II and Reccoa in the Methuss launch to defend the Ahgama. Reccoa is still hampered by her injured arm and is quickly ambushed. Quattro saves her, but is called off with Camille to counter what appears to be another squad of Mobile Suits. Reccoa is still in a daze, but Camille snaps her out of it. Aboard the Ahgama, Bright appraises the situation and countermands Won Lee's orders as Reccoa and Camille discover the Titan trick. Reccoa and Yazan experience a Newtype reaction as he destroys her Methuss. She ejects, allowing herself to be captured by Yazan and taken to Scirocco. As the Ahgama docks with the maintenance ship La Vie en Rose, Reccoa is presumed dead and Camille is furious with Quattro for allowing her to fight before she had fully recovered from her wounds.

Directors: Toshifumi Kawase
Colony Drop
76 votes

#23 - Colony Drop

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 8/24/1985

Hizack approaches the Ahgama under a flag of truce. Scirocco, humiliated by Jamaican's reprimand, has sent Sara to betray Jamaican's plan to push the deserted Side 4 out of its orbit and crash it into Von Braun City. Camille learns that Scirocco has been behind all the recent attacks. Sara is put under house-arrest and held hostage in the event that this is a trap. The Ahgama and Radish set out to intercept the falling space colony while Won Lee warns the mayor of Von Braun City -- the Titans are the real threat. Sara plays on Katsu's trust to recover her Hizack and escape. Emma activates one of Side 4's attitude jets, which alters the space colony's trajectory enough to miss Von Braun City.

Directors: Jun Hirabayashi
The Gate of Zedan
78 votes

#24 - The Gate of Zedan

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired 1/11/1986

Haman requests a meeting with Jamitov on the asteroid fortress Zedan's Gate (formerly known as A'Bao'A'Qu). The Ahgama follows the Gwadan as a backup. Aboard the Jupiteris, Scirocco assigns Sara to an attack mission in the new Bolinoak Samaan (PMX-002) while he and Reccoa go to defend Zedan's Gate. The Ahgama detects Sara's approaching Mobile Suit and Camille intercepts it in Z-Gundam. He and Sara battle until he corners her in an abandoned outpost. Meanwhile, Haman meets with Jamitov aboard the battleship Hario. Jamitov offers an alliance with Zion, but Haman is skeptical. Her suspicion is justified by an assassination attempt, which she escapes in part because she expected it. Jared in the Byarlant leads an attack on the Gwadan and Haman summons the Ahgama for reinforcements. Camille joins the fight with Sara imprisoned at his side aboard Z-Gundam. Sara senses Katsu piloting the Methuss. The battle is violent, with heavy losses on both sides. Sara and Katsu meet again as she is interned aboard the Ahgama but, even though they are separated by great distance, Sara is still subject to the power of Scirocco's will.

Directors: Toshifumi Kawase
Unidentified Mobile Suits
77 votes

#25 - Unidentified Mobile Suits

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 10/12/1985

As repairs proceed aboard the Ahgama, Won Lee orders an AEUGO offensive against the Titans. Bright worries that such an action might provoke the hitherto-neutral Axis to takes sides against them. Camille frets because Fa spends all her time with the children. Won Lee finds him moping in the corridor and puts him to work prepping Z-Gundam for battle. In the mess hall, Reccoa can't eat and rebuffs both Quattro and Camille. Aboard the Dogoth Gear, Scirocco warns Sara to watch herself around Yazan, who seems to be everywhere these days. After consulting with Quattro, Bright agrees to attack the Dogoth Gear. Quattro plans a sniper attack using the Type-100 and Mega Bazooka, but Reccoa will have to set up the shot for him and provide additional power from her Gelgoog's batteries. Scirocco gives Yazan a Hambrabi as they join forces, but Sara worries about this uneasy alliance. Camille leads a head-on assault against the Dogoth Gear while Quattro and Reccoa snipe from the rear. Yazan launches just before Quattro's first shot destroys the launch ramp. Reccoa senses Scirocco's presence and flies off toward the Dogoth Gear to join him. Yazan closes with Camille, his Hambrabi mauling Z-Gundam. Reccoa intervenes, almost taking a shot meant for Yazan, and Scirocco recognizes her Gelgoog from the Jupiteris encounter. Camille and Reccoa are forced back by Yazan, who destroys Reccoa's Gelgoog. Camille picks Reccoa up as she ejects, but Z-Gundam is defenseless. As Yazan closes in for the kill, a hundred Gaza-Cs (AMX-003) appear and drive the Titans off. They surround both the Dogoth Gear and the Ahgama, which call a truce until the mystery Suits are dealt with. Scirocco is unconcerned -- he recognizes the newcomers and shares their ambitions. Aboard the Ahgama, Reccoa and Camille call it even on saving one another's lives. Quattro also recognizes the Gaza-Cs and is not so self-assured.

Directors: Takao Motohashi

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