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Ext. Space. View of space satellite Vulkanus in the distance.
Title: AC (after colony), 195. After the greatest war the world has ever known, the earth and the colonies chose to lay down their arms and peacefully coexist. Together they formed the Earth Sphere United Nation.
Title: Did they make the right choice?
Title: Can true peace be legislated to the people?
Switch to an interior view of the of a satellite, and four large coffin-like boxes, each containing one of the Gundams., and Duo and Quatre in spacesuits in the same room.
Title: Five young warriors, sent from the colonies to bring peace...
Title: Their machines of war have folded their wings and power down for the last time.
Title: Created to fight, they fought for peace and now… Now they sleep.
Title: They are Gundams.
Title: #1: Mariemaia Barton.
Duo: "This resource satellite’s got a one-way ticket to the sun, and I don't want to be around when it reaches its destination. Are you all set, Quatre?"
Quatre: "I'm ready. But I'm going to miss Sandrock."
Duo: "Now that people have embraced peace, we don't need our Gundams."
Quatre: "You're right. Heero and Trowa sent us their Gundams right away, but Wufei took his and vanished."
Return to exterior view of the satellite. Duo and Quatre are in the cockpit of a space shuttle, and they watch as the satellite moves off towards the sun.
Quatre: Goodbye Sandrock.
Duo: I'm gonna miss you, Deathscythe!
Quatre: I wonder… What is Wufei up to?
Duo: I don't know, but I'm sure our paths will cross again soon.
Int. Natural resources satellite MO-II. In a large room decorated for Christmas, a ceremony is being held to mark the first anniversary of the end of the war. Attending are Lady Une and Lucrezia Noin.
Title: Christmas Eve, AC 196 Resource Satellite MO-II
President: A year ago, we made a foolish mistake and entered a war which cost us the lives of many of our friends and loved ones. But we learned from our mistake and created a new era of peace! We must never forget the cost of this peace!
Title: President of the U.E.S.N.
Une: Last year, no one had the peace of mind to celebrate Christmas.
Noin: That's true. By the way, do you know where Minister Darlian is?
Une: She's away on official business.
Noin: Listen to him. The president just doesn't get it.
Noin: Establishing peace was the easy part. Maintaining it is the greater challenge.
Une: I think he understands better than you give him credit for, Noin.
Une: Otherwise, why would he fund our little group...? The Preventers.
Une: He's pretty intelligent... for democratically elected leader.
Noin’s pager beeps.
Noin: Excuse me. It's "Water."
Noin excuses herself to Une and walks away. Lady Une thinks to herself.
Lady: Do people have the will to maintain the peace? General Khushrenada... I'll do all I can to see that your death was not in vain.
Ext. Preventer spacecraft. Followed by an interior view showing Noin on a communications monitor, and Sally Po, dressed in a Preventers uniform, addressing the monitor.
Sally: I'm sorry to interrupt your party, Noin.
Noin: Don't worry about it, Sally. What's up?
Sally: Our worst fears have come true. We found parts made of Neo titanium.
Noin: Neo titanium? For MS armor?!
Sally: It could be a new mobile suit. "The 13th constellation." We're to find out who belongs to.
Noin: Roger! Let us know as soon as you find out more. Let's put out this fire before it gets out of control.
Ext. Colony X18999. Followed by views of the interior of the colony, showing many buildings in various stages of construction.
Title: L-3 Colony X-18999
L3 Diplomat: Vice Foreign Minister Darlian, our colony has only been around for seven years. We are still building the infrastructure that the older colonies can depend on. How can we continue to grow in this unstable economy? We need more funding!
Int. Conference room with colony delegates and Relena Darlian seated at a large table with a vidscreen showing the ESUN's President delivering his speech in the background.
Relena: Your people must understand that they are part of the E.S.U.N.
Relena: We are all members of the same nation. You can't maintain that your colony deserves more than any other.
L3 Diplomat: We need a new leader, Minister Darlian.
L3 Diplomat: Someone to look out for our interests.
Relena drinks from her teacup.
Relena: I disagree. We've... achieved... peace and...
Relena: ohh…freedom by…
Relena’s cup drops to the floor, and she slumps in her chair, unconscious. A squad of Mariemaia's soldiers enter the conference room.
L3 Diplomat: Take her away!
Soldier: Yes, sir!
Soldier: Now we have everything we need.
Soldier: Report to her highness!
Int. In a darkened room, Dekim Barton and Mariemaia Khushrenada watch the conclusion of the President's broadcast.
President: Many people died to bring us peace. We ensure that their sacrifice was not in vain!
Mariemaia: Heh, heh, heh!
Barton: A lasting peace... Noble sentiments, Mr. President. But are the people ready for it?
The monitor button is pressed.
Mariemaia: I suppose we'll have to teach them a lesson... Won't we, Dekim.
Barton: Of course, your Majesty.
Mariemaia: Tee hee!
The monitor now shows the emblem of the Mariamaia Army.
View of a room containing three Serpent mobile suits.
Title: New Heavy MS MMS-01 Serpent
Mariemaia: My father entrusted me with these Christmas presents. I must deliver them to the people of Earth.
Ext. Circus tent set up on a hill overlooking a colony city at night; followed by an interior shot of the tent, showing scattered families sitting on tall bleachers, watching the show. Catherine and Trowa look out at the crowd from behind a parted curtain.
Catherine: Trowa?
Catherine: This is creepy. We've always filled the seats before.
Catherine: Where is everyone?
Trowa: People here have other things to entertain them.
Catherine: Other things?
Trowa: Look...
Trowa points out a group of four men standing at the top of one of the bleachers.
Catherine: Who are they?
Trowa: I don't know but I'm going to find out.
Catherine: Trowa?
Catherine turns from looking at the men to question Trowa, but he has already left. She looks down and sees that Trowa has left his mask behind.
Ext. Circus tent: Trowa is attacking, and flattening, the men he noted earlier. He walks over and removes and reads the identification from one of the fallen men.
Trowa: Barton foundation... That guy’s up to no good again. Or could it be Rheia's daughter? That girl...
Flashback: Interior of a colony where Heavyarms is being prepared for Operation Meteor. Trowa, currently known as No-Name, is dressed as a technician and is working on the mobile suit when he is addressed by Dekim Barton's son.
Title: March, AC 195, L-S colony. Barton Foundation's Secret MS Factory.
Trowa Barton: Hey, you! No-name! How's my Heavyarms?
Trowa: Fine.
Trowa Barton: Let me show you something.
View of Trowa Barton with his arm wrapped around No-Name from behind. Trowa is holding a photograph of a woman with blurred features with her arm around a young girl and pointing out details in the image.
Trowa Barton: My sister's baby girl, Mariemaia. I thought she died with my sister, but they found her. After we take the Earth...
Trowa:
Trowa Barton: ...We're going to make her queen.
Trowa: Hmm... Mariemaia
End Flashback.
Int. Colony. View of Trowa walking away from the circus and towards the city in the distance.
Ext. Space. Colony exterior.
Title: L-1 colony.
Fingers typing on a keyboard, and a picture of Maremaria [sic] Barton listing her as a member of The Barton Foundation.
Heero: Mariemaia Barton. Born in AC 189. Her mother died two years later. Father unknown.
Scene of a computer control room with Heero Yuy, dressed in civilian clothing, typing at a computer station. Duo Maxwell walks through the door to the room. He is wearing a party hat that says "Merry X-mas" on it, and is dangling a wrapped present from his fingers.
Duo: Working on Christmas buddy?!
Duo walks over and leans over Heero’s chair, reading the monitor screen over Heero’s shoulder.
Duo: Whoa! Where did you find all that info?
Heero: It's the Winner database. Quatre gave me access to it.
Duo: Trowa has a niece?
Heero: Apparently so. But remember… The Trowa we know is not the real Trowa Barton.
Duo: Yeah. You're right.
Heero gets up and walks away from the workstation, tossing his jacket over his shoulder and preparing to walk from the room.
Duo: Hey! Where [sic] you going?
Heero: Relena's been kidnapped.
Duo: So, you really do care about her. I always thought the two of you were—
Duo removes his party hat and talks to himself. He realizes that Heero has left the room, drops the hat on the desk, and calls for Heero to wait.
Duo: Hey, wait up!
Ext. Preventer shuttle. The shuttle is disguised as a standard transport shuttle, and Noin, dressed in her Preventer uniform, is sitting at the controls of the craft and responding to a static-filled communication window suspended in the window in front of her.
Sally: This is "Water." We located the source of the fire.
Noin: This is "Fire." Is it L-3?
Sally: How did you guess? Your instincts are always are impressive, as always.
Noin: It was easy enough, based on the evidence and hand. Were you able to find out which colony it is?
Sally: It's the new colony -- X-18999. They'll make their move in a few hours.
Noin: Who is their leader?
Sally: Mariemaia Barton.
Noin: Barton?
Sally: I have bad news. Minister Darlian disappeared while on a diplomatic mission to X-18999.
Noin: What?!
Noin: Sally, change the rendezvous point. Let's move!
Sally: Roger.
Switch back to the exterior rear view of Noin's spacecraft as it takes off into space.
Int. X-18999. Dekim Barton is addressing the troops of Mariemaia's Army in a large room amid a number of Serpent mobile suits. As Dekim speaks, our view moves over the mobile suits and the ranks of soldiers before resting on Trowa Barton, now dressed as a soldier of Mariemaia's Army.
Dekim: For the past year you've all suffered the injustice of the corrupt new government. But unlike the rest of the mindless masses, you have trained hard for a just cause! The time for action is now! Rally behind Mariemaia and we will establish a new order in the Earth Sphere! Today we take our first steps on the road to glory! Will awaken humanity’s true potential and usher in a grand new era of prosperity and order! But first we must illuminate the enemy who stands in our midst -- Trowa Barton!
Dekim draws a pistol points it directly at Trowa.
Trowa: Uh-oh.
Dekim fires at Trowa, but Trowa leaps into the air with an acrobatic twist, and lands on the same platform at Dekim, and raises his own gun to point at Dekim's heart, only to come face to face with Wufei Chang, dressed as a soldier of Mariemaia's Army. Wufei draws his sword and points it at Trowa.
Wufei: Hold it.
Trowa: Chang!
Trowa drops his pistol.
Trowa: Kill me.
Dekim: Heh, heh. We’re not the brutes you take us for. Join our cause like your friend here… and we'll spare your life, young Trowa Barton.
Trowa: Do you know why I call myself "Trowa Barton," Dekim?
Dekim: Of course, but I won't question your past. The future of humanity is more important than any personal grudge. We are fighting for her highness.
Trowa: I changed my name to enter her Majesty service because I thought you'd kill me if he knew who I was. If you ensure my safety… I’ll swear allegiance to your cause.
Wufei: …..
Dekim turns to address the troops once more, now with Trowa and Wufei standing behind him.
Dekim: Ha, ha, ha! Very well! You see, everyone, we represent justice! Even these two Gundam pilots choose to fight with us!
Dekim: Together will fight for the future of the Earth sphere!
Ext. X-18999: Day; interior of an office with Relena slowly waking on a sofa and sitting up with a slight groan; the camera view pulls back to reveal Mariemaia sitting in a high-backed chair at a nearby desk.
Relena: Uhh…
Mariemaia: Are you awake?
Relena: Who are you?
Mariemaia: My name's Mariemaia.
Mariemaia turns to face Relena, as Relena rises and approaches the desk.
Relena: Did they kidnap you, too?
Mariemaia: No. I was the one who ordered them to kidnap you.
Relena: What?
Mariemaia: You don't believe me? Of course, you don't know who I am. My name is Mariemaia Khushrenada.
Relena: Khushrenada?!
Mariemaia: That's right. My father was the OZ leader… Treize Khushrenada.
Relena: This can't be.
Mariemaia: It's true. I have the DNA tests to prove it. I believe in my father's vision. I will make it a reality.
Relena: I don't know who's been feeding you such lies, but you're mistaken.
Mariemaia: Enough! I don't have to listen to this! You're speaking to the future ruler of the Earth Sphere!
Relena: Then tell me, why did you bring me here?
Mariemaia: You were once known as Queen Relena. I could use your support when I address the people… To declare my rule over the Earth sphere.
   
   
Ext. Space. A Taurus transport with a red spacecraft attached to its framework speeds on its way to X18999.
Duo: We fought hard to achieve peace. Someone's got to fight to maintain it… Right, Heero?
Duo looks over at Heero, who is sleeping in the co-pilot’s chair next to him.
Duo: Heero? Oh, you're asleep. You act like a machine when you're awake, but when you're sleeping you almost look… human.
Title: #2 Colony X-18999
Flashback to: Interior of a colony and an aerial view of an Alliance base with multiple buildings. Heero is running away from a tall wire security fence that encloses the compound.
Title: AC 194, Two Years Ago.
Heero: I must destroy the alliance base.
Heero: The bomb is set. I'll finish the job tonight.
He runs across a grassy park next to the facility, tumbles to the ground and lays on the grass in the field, watching the clouds pass in front of the view of the colony above him, arms and legs extended.
Heero: Phew.
The voice of a young girl interrupts his rest.
Little Girl: Are you lost? Well are you?
Heero: …Yeah, I've been lost all my life.
Heero sits up, and the girl reveals that she's wearing a dress with a sun hat, and holding a yellow flower in one hand, and a leash attached to a young puppy in the other.
Little Girl: Oh… I'm sorry. I'm not lost. I'm walking Mary.
Heero: Okay. Good girl, Mary.
The little girl waits next to Heero, and Heero pets her puppy.
Little Girl: Yeah. Cheer up.
The puppy pulls the little girl off in another direction, and she follows, shouting and laughing at the dog as she runs. She waves back at Heero.
Little Girl: Bye!
Switch to same military facility, now after dark, and Heero is standing next to the perimeter fence and holding a detonation switch. He presses the switch with his thumb. Explosions cascade through the Alliance facility.
Heero: Mission accomplished.
A mobile suit collapses over the fence and crashes into a nearly residential building.
Heero: Oh, no! The explosion hit the residential quarters!
Switch to same scene, now daylight, and Heero walks through the cooled rubble and bent steel of the buildings and looks over the wreckage of the buildings.
Heero: I went too far.
His eyes settle on the dead body of Mary, the little girl's puppy. He picks up the body of the puppy and cradles it to his chest.
Heero: ….
Switch to view of Heero, walking slowly in a spotlight, still cradling the body of the puppy and holding his flower. While he walks, Dekim Barton and Dr. J discuss the outcome of Heero's mission.
Dekim: That boy? He's too green for Operation Meteor.
Dr. J: Gundam is a symbol of peace, not a bringer of death!
Dekim: This is war! Forget compassion. He's not ready to fight!
Dr. J: You're wrong. I’ll make him the best pilot we've ever had. But is wiping out humans on the Earth what the real Heero Yuy wanted?
End flashback and return to an interior view of the shuttle cockpit and of Heero waking from sleep.
Heero: Heero Yuy.
Duo: Hey, Heero! You awake? The little girl’s speech is starting.
They both turn their attention to the monitor in front of them.
Mariemaia: Attention people of the earth sphere!
Heero: Mariemaia Barton.
Mariemaia: We at Colony X-18999 seek independence and declare war against the E.S.U.N.! I’m the true heiress to the E.S.U.N. -- the daughter of Treize Khushrenada -- Mariemaia Khushrenada!
Int. Lady Une's office, she is sitting at her desk.
Une: What?! The general had a daughter?
Lady Une’s phone rings and she answers the call.
Une: That's what she said.
Zechs: Is that possible?!
Ext. Snowy night in a city plaza. Zechs Merquise stands next to a sports car and watches a large video screen on the outside of a building that is broadcasting Mariemaia’s speech. He is speaking on a cell phone with Une.
Zechs: Lady Une, if I'm going to investigate, I need code name. How about "Wind" for putting out a fire? I'll also be needing an MS. how about Treize's last suit, "Tomboy"?
Une: Agreed, "Wind." Here's your assignment…
Ext. view of the interplanetary transport ship manned by Quatre and the Maganacs, followed by an interior view of the main command cabin.
Title: Meanwhile somewhere near Venus, Quatre and his Maganac guard are in pursuit of the resource satellite Vulkanis, which carries the Gundam units towards the sun.
Quatre: Once again, we need the Gundams to solve our problems. We never should have tried to destroy them.
Rashid: No one could have expected this, Master Quatre.
Quatre: Let's focus on our mission. You're right, Rashid.
Auda: The plan will work without a hitch, sir. This ship is the fastest transport in the Earth Sphere. We’ll catch up.
Quatre: I hope you're right. We can't afford to fail. The Gundams of the key to solving this crisis. I'll bring them back no matter what.
Int. Preventer shuttle near X-18999.
Sally: We're in X-18999 territory. Let's see what our scanners pick up.
Noin: Look! An unidentified shuttle is approaching the colony
Sally: The MD will shoot it down!
Noin: Attention shuttle, fall back immediately! You’re in danger!
Duo: Hey, girls! Funny meeting you out here?!
Sally: Duo!
Noin: Heero!
Duo appears in a video communication window and waves at Sally and Noin.
Duo: We heard there was a party, so we decided to drop in uninvited!
Sally: But without your Gundams you're terribly outmatched!
Duo: Hey, give us some credit. Well, gotta run! We’ll leave a piece of pie for ya!
Noin: Duo!
Duo ends the transmission and the screen fades to static and then disappears.
Sally: I guess we'll have to give them some backup.
Noin: I just hope they know what they're getting into.
Sally: Those two? They'll be fine. I’m glad they're here.
Duo and Heero's shuttle approaches X18999 and comes under fire from the Mobile Doll troops surrounding the colony.
Duo: Here comes the welcome wagon. Release the micro missiles!
The shuttle evades fire and continues to approach the colony.
Duo: How do you like them apples?!
The fire from the Mobile Dolls increases.
Duo: Uh oh! Looks like we missed a few!
Heero: I'm counting on you, Duo.
Duo: You're counting on me? I like the sound of that!
The shuttle takes direct fire as it nears the docking bay of the colony. The spacecraft separates from the Taurus carrier, and the Taurus carrier smashes against the side of the colony, while the shuttle lands in the docking bay.
Duo: Goal!
Noin and Sally pilot the Preventer shuttle out of the area.
Noin: I can’t believe it. They actually made it.
Sally: Good! Now, let's get out of here.
Ext. X-18999.
Security: Security alert! Intruders in Section W-359!
Security: Two Leos have been captured! Respond immediately!
Int. X-18999, followed by a view of the outside of an estate building. Then the interior of the building, and Relena and Mariemaia. Relena watches as Mariemaia consults privately with one of her soldiers.
Relena: What's going on?
Mariemaia: Nothing to concern yourself with, Relena.
Now, I believe I have a dance to get to. Come along. It's too noisy here.
Relena: Heero?
Colony interior: Heero and Duo (now in Leo MS), are under fire from a squad of Mariemaia's soldiers, also in Leos. Duo and Heero maintain contact with each other via the video monitors in the interior of their mobile suits, but the battle forces them in opposite directions.
Duo: These Leos aren’t bad, but they're not going to last as long as our Gundams!
Heero: Let's take out as many as we can and move in.
Duo: Roger!
Duo and Heero head off in different directions. Duo flies his mobile suit to the end of a corridor, a door opens, and a Serpent mobile suit stands waiting.
Duo: Whoh! A new MS?
Duo's mobile suit moves away from the wall and attacks the Serpent MS.
Duo: YAA!
Duo: That technique! It can't be!
The new suit opens fire on Duo. Duo takes evasive action, taking shelter behind an outcropping in the wall as he studies the new suit… and begins to recognize the soldier he faces.
Duo: There's only one pilot with moves like that… Trowa Barton!
Trowa: ….
Trowa opens fire on Duo.
Duo: No! Don't!
Heero pilots his MS down a long empty corridor.
Heero: This is too easy…
He turns the corner and finds Altron Gundam blocking his path,
Heero: !! Altron Gundam!
Wufei: I've always wanted to fight you, Heero Yuy.
Heero: Wufei.
Wufei is now wearing the uniform of Mariemaia's Army. Wufei attacks Heero, and Heero responds.
Wufei: Are you sure you're on the right side?!
Heero: What?!
Wufei: Are you sure you're fighting on the right side?!
Heero: You're out of control, Chang. Self-destruct, now!
Wufei: Yaaah!
Wufei knocks Heero’s MS to the ground.
Wufei: Is that the best you can do with a Leo? I expected better from the pilot of Wing Zero.
Heero's mobile suit drops back from the fight, and Heero, wearing a spacesuit, emerges from the cockpit to address Wufei.
Heero: We’re Gundam pilots. We can't let ourselves lose control.
Heero: I’ll tell you again… self-destruct!
Wufei: Hrmph.
Duo's Leo takes a direct hit and is thrown backward to the ground by the force of the Serpent's attack. In the interior of Duo's mobile suit, Duo tries to reason with Trowa.
Trowa: …..
Duo: Trowa?! How could you betray us?!
The Serpent's shoulder cannons take aim at Duo's mobile suit.
Trowa: Trowa… Who's that?
The Serpent fires, and the missiles head directly at Duo's mobile suit.
Duo: Missiles?! Is this it?!
Flashback to: A Leo mobile suit walks slowly through a wooded area along with a troop of other mobile suits. Switch to an interior view of a much younger Trowa at the controls of the mobile suit. He is wearing a green army fatigue jacket and a cross on a chain.
Trowa: I'm not Trowa Barton. I'm just a nameless soldier who's always in a battlefield. I've been piloting MS since I was ten.
Exterior of a colony, and then an interior view of a large room with the Gundam Heavyarms.
Trowa: Somehow I ended up working at a secret Gundam plant in colony L-3. I worked as a guard for Heavyarms. The real Trowa Barton was there.
Trowa Barton (Dekim's son) is addressing Doctor S and his assistant.
Trowa Barton: What?! Target only OZ? You're changing the plan Doktor S!
Doktor S: Operation meteor will kill 20 billion people on Earth. Isn't that going too far?
Trowa Barton: The colonies are meant to rule the Earth Sphere. We’ll take humanity to new heights.
Doktor S: That sounds like your father, Dekim talking.
Trowa Barton: You don't want us to take the earth, do you traitor?! You're jealous, the once we take over, the Barton family will be in charge. I'm telling my father! I’ll carry out Operation Meteor, and the people of Earth --!
Doktor S's assistant shoots Trowa Barton in the chest. Trowa falls to the ground and dies.
Doktor S: Now you've done it!
Assistant: I'm sorry. I have family on Earth. I just couldn’t allow that to happen.
Doktor S hears the sounds of a someone else approaching.
Doktor S: Who's there?!
Trowa walks around a corner and towards the two men, hands raised. Doktor S's assistant points the gun at Trowa.
Trowa: I don't have a name. I'm nobody. Kill me if you want, but you'd be throwing away an opportunity.
Doktor S: Hold it! They'll find that anyway.
Doktor S reaches over and forces his assistant to lower the gun.
Assistant: Doktor S…..
Trowa: I don't care about taking the earth.
Doktor S: What?
Trowa: I could take his place. I could take his name.
Doktor S: You would pilot Heavyarms for him?
Trowa: I like this MS. Life here isn’t bad but… the battlefields suit me better.
Doktor S: Alright. From this day forth, you are Trowa Barton. You'll carry out operation your own way.
Trowa: Roger.
Flashback ends, and Trowa fires and turns his MS away from his battle with Duo.
Trowa: ….
In the cockpit of the Leo, Duo braces for the impact of the Serpent's missiles. The charge from the missiles' impact creates a burst of flame and smoke.
Duo: I'm alive?
Duo realizes that the missiles have created a hole in the wall of the colony. Duo opens the hatch on his suit and looks at the crater.
Duo: Well I’ll be. He made me an exit. Trowa… You coulda warned me!
Elsewhere on X18999, the charge from the missiles' impact sends a burst of flame and smoke exhaust down the corridors of the colony, and across the space between Wufei's Altron and Heero's Leo. When the smoke clears, Heero has disappeared.
Wufei: Heero! We’ll settle this later.
Ext. City. Back on Earth, scenes of the Christmas decorations and people in the streets of the city are followed by a view of Lady Une looking out at the city from the plate glass windows of her office, high above the city streets. It is snowing.
Une: War has been declared… but no one sees Mariemaia as a threat. The earth isn’t prepared for another attack. She’ll overthrew the Earth government in a matter of hours. General Khushrenada… I’ll save the Earth you loved.
Ext. Preventer shuttle in space. Switch to exterior view of the shuttle cockpit with Noin and Sally.
Noin: They're taking a roundabout route, but those Tauruses do seem to be heading towards Earth. Did you detect the new model mobile suit during our last battle?
Sally: No. Just Leos and Tauruses. He heat sensors show they were primarily mobile dolls.
Noin: That means that the main force with the new MS is somewhere else.
Sally: You mean…?
Noin: Yes. That first group was just a diversion.
Sally: So where is the main force?!
Exterior of MO III; then an interior showing Dekim standing on a command bridge.
Title: Resource satellite MO-III, Low Earth Orbit.
Dekim: Commence Operation Earth Seizure! I will not make the same mistake is Quinze. My plan is perfect!
The Serpent transports heading from MO-III to Earth begin to explode.
Dekim: The shuttles are under attack?! What the blazes is going on?!
Comm. Officer: MS ahead, sir! It's a… Tallgeese!
The Communications Officer brings up an image of the Tallgeese III on the monitor.
Dekim: That’s Treize’s Tallgeese! But Treize is dead. ….Zechs?!
Int. Tallgeese III cockpit.
Zechs: You'll never succeed, Dekim!
Int. MO III control bridge.
Dekim: Zechs Merquise is alive?!
Comm. Officer: Tallgeese is closing in on us! The Serpent troop can't intercept it in the atmosphere!
Int. Tallgeese III cockpit.
Zechs: I may not be a peaceful man… but I can be useful in bringing peace.
   
   
#3 Operation Meteor
Int. MO III control bridge. Zechs' image shows up on the control bridge monitor, and Zechs addresses Dekim.
Zechs: This is Preventer Wind. Step down immediately.
Dekim: Zechs Merquise… So, you're not dead.
Zechs: I was dead, but with Treize’s ghost around… I can't be sleeping in a coffin!
Zechs: Quinze told me about you, Dekim Barton. Your war is over. Stand down your troops now.
Dekim: Go ahead and fire, Zechs.
Zechs: What?
Dekim: The serpent troop isn't the only trick we have up our sleeves! Didn’t Quinze tell you? Operation meteor was my idea!
Zechs: X-18999!
Dekim: That's right! We can drop the colony, anytime we want!
Dekim: Stay out of our way or will drop the colony!
Zechs:
Dekim: Better yet, why don't you abandon your foolish ideals and join us? But I have no intention of handing over our leadership to you as Quinze did. You may serve as a soldier in Her Majesty's army!
Zechs: Dekim.
Dekim: Launch the troops!
Comm. Officer: But, sir!
Dekim: Do it! He's powerless against Operation Meteor!
MO III deploys the Serpent transport ships, and they proceed uncontested towards Earth.
Inside X18999, Heero and Duo, both carrying machine guns, reach an access door. Heero works at gaining access to the room and works on the control panel next to the door.
Duo: Operation Meteor?! With this colony?!
Heero: Right. Their occupation forces already on its way to Earth. So, Mariemaia and Relena left the colony as well.
Ext. Space. A space shuttle moves from X-18999 towards Earth, escorted by Gundam Altron. Inside the shuttle, Relena and Mariemaia are seated next to each other.
Relena: …Drop X-18999 on the earth?! The colony’s almost 13 miles long! You’ll kill millions of innocent people! You must stop! You can't go through in this!
Mariemaia: Relax minister. I won't have to… If the people of Earth obey me.
Relena: Do you honestly believe they’ll obey you?
Mariemaia: If YOU were to crown me then yes, I think they would.
Relena: What?!
Mariemaia: As Vice Foreign Minister, the colonists trust you, Relena. You have more influence than you realize.
Relena: So, that's why you kidnapped me.
Mariemaia: Hee hee. That's right.
Relena: You’d go this far to control the Earth. Is that what Treize would have done?
Mariemaia: Not quite. I'm not going to fail.
Relena: You should think about the consequences of war.
Mariemaia: Behave yourself. Don't make me say it again.
As the shuttle nears Earth, Altron waits in the atmosphere while the shuttle continues on to Luxembourg.
Int. Altron's cockpit.
Wufei: Earth… Show me true justice.
Ext. of the interplanetary transport ship, now nearing the resource satellite, Vulkanus.
Rasid: Sir, we’ll be in range of Vulkanus in 20 seconds! You have a 5 second window during which our speeds will match. If it gets too dangerous, abort!
Quatre: Thank you, Rasid.
Exterior of the interplanetary transport ship, now showing a cannon-type device in an opening it its side. Quatre is in his spacesuit and waiting near the cannon.
Quatre: There! Vulkanus! Begin the countdown!
Rasid: 5 4 3 2 1 0
The interplanetary transport ship moves into alignment with the satellite. Rashid fires the cannon at the resource satellite. A projectile point with a guide wire attached, impacts the satellite and the wire snaps tights between the two objects in space. Quatre rides the wire towards the satellite, but the line snaps….
Rasid: Sir! Mr. Winner!
Quatre: I'm fine… I made it.
Rasid: Phew...
Quatre: Thank you, guys.
Quatre: Use Venus’s gravity to slingshot back to Earth. I'll see you back at home when this is over! Take care! Say hello to Venus for me!
The interplanetary transport ship pulls away from the resource satellite, and Quatre is seen standing on an access doorway on the outside of the satellite before moving through the interior corridors on the way to the Gundams.
Rasid: You be careful, Master Winner!
Quatre reaches the Gundams and removes the helmet from his space suit and looks down at the four mobile suits.
Quatre: Phew. It's hotter than a desert in here.
Quatre: Hello. We meet again... Good old Sandrock. I thought I'd never need to take you into battle again.
Flashback to the start of Operation Meteor: Professor H and Quatre, dressed in a spacesuit, are standing in a room wilt computer and communication equipment. Professor H is giving Quatre the final set of instructions before Quatre leaves in Sandrock for Earth.
Title: AC 195, prior to Operation Meteor.
Title: L-4 Colony, Winner’s secret plant.
Quatre: Self detonating?
Prof H: Yes, I installed it in Sandrock.
Quatre: Is it for protecting secrets?
Prof H: No, it's for the pilot. Anyone with this much power must be prepared to use it.
Quatre: I don't get it.
Prof H: Uh huh. Of course not.
Prof H: Hm?
Quatre: Is it an order?
Prof H: Yes, but... Forget it!
Professor H punches through the monitor with his fist, and rips the microphone from the console.
Prof H: Quatre, let your heart lead you.
Quatre: Instructor H...
Prof H: Use this device only when you need it.
Quatre: Yes, sir!
Professor H watches from an observation window as Quatre moves through the low-gravity environment in the mobile suit bay towards Sandrock's cockpit.
Prof H: How can I take away his innocence and compassion? He may have to endure much worse than Operation Meteor…
Flashback ends, and Quatre is back on Vulkanus at the control panel of the satellite.
Quatre: All set. Here we go.
He presses a button on the console.
Quatre: Now, if I detonate the reactor, it should give me enough momentum to return to Earth.
He presses another button, which sets off a second explosion.
Quatre: Alright! It worked! Here I come guys! Hang in there!
Int. X18999, Mariemaia's soldiers run through a corridor, yelling and trying to get ahead of a series of explosions, Heero and Duo, both carrying machine guns, turn the corner and run down the hallway together, only to be halted by a number of Mariemaia's soldiers who return their gunfire as they move through the halls.
Duo: Uh oh! The colony’s getting unstable.
Heero: Two more guards heading this way.
Heero: I've got a bad feeling about this. We have to get to the control room and find out what's going on.
Duo: Don't worry, we'll get there. I've got a few tricks left.
Duo: Take a bite of this!
Soldiers: Waah!
Duo: Let's move!
Duo: They can't be trying to… resurrect Operation Meteor?!
…Images of the proposed Operation Meteor illustrate Trowa’s speech.
Trowa: Operation Meteor... the colonists’ plan to send Gundam to Earth... but originally it was something entirely different. They had planned to drop an entire colony onto the planet, killing millions of people and upsetting the eco-system... and in the ensuing chaos, the Gundams would take control of the earth. THAT was the real Operation Meteor! And now Dekim's trying to recreate it!
Int. X18999, Heero and Duo hold off the soldiers with a combination of grenades and gunfire, and reach the control room access door.
Duo: This is it!
Heero: Yeah.
The control room door slides open, revealing a number of Mariemaia's soldiers lying on the floor, and Trowa sitting alone at the primary control panel.
Duo: !!
Duo: Trowa!
Trowa: You are late.
Duo: What a relief! He is on our side.
Trowa: Give me a hand hacking into the network. The system’s locked. I can't stabilize the colony.
Heero and Duo both sit at access terminals and work with Trowa to gain control of the system.
Duo: We're on it!
Heero: We've got to hurry. Mariemaia's troops are already on their way to Earth.
Duo: I can't get past this last firewall. I’ll have to connect to the circuit directly.
Trowa: There are 9000 people in the colony, including my friends, who would all die from operation meteor. I won't let that happen!
Heero: Is that why you joined them?
Trowa: Yeah. As soon as I uncovered Dekim’s plan, I vowed to do whatever would take to stop him. But when I got here, I found that I was almost too late. I had to win their trust, and fast, if I was ever going to stop this.
Duo: Is that why you attacked me?
Duo craws under a computer panel and begins to rewire computer lines.
Heero: That's right.
Duo: Then you should win an Oscar. I thought you were going to kill me.
A line sparks, and Duo gets an electrical shock from the connected wires.
Duo: Yow!
Trowa: We’re losing altitude! Life-support can't hold up!
Heero: I've almost got it... Duo, can you bypass that circuit?
Duo: Circuits switched!
Trowa: Reactivate the control program, now!
Duo crawls out from under the computer unit.
Trowa: We did it.
Duo: Ooh yeah!
Duo makes a call to the Preventer Shuttle.
Duo: This is Duo, calling Preventer Fire.
Int. Preventer shuttle: Noin and Sally are both looking at the monitor.
Noin: Really?! You stopped Operation Meteor?! X-18999's not crashing into the Earth! Good work boys!
Ext. MO III, Zechs powers up the Tallgeese III's mega cannon, and fires at MO III.
Zechs: This is "Wind!" Now that Dekim’s backup plan has been foiled... there's nothing stopping me from destroying MO-III! Mega cannon! Fire!
MO III explodes into a fireball, but Dekim's personal shuttle escapes just in time and heads to Earth.
Dekim: Heh, heh, heh. You're too late, Zechs. The assault force has already landed. ‘Til we meet again!
Tallgeese III hovers in space next to the fireball that used to be MO III, unable to pursue a craft moving that fast.
Zechs: Blast, I was too late...
Int. Control room of X18999.
Heero: The enemy is on Earth. But at least, we saved the colony.
Trowa: Yeah.
Duo: Where’s Chang anyway? He's trying to stop Dekim too, right?
Heero: No. He wouldn't waste his time like that.
MM Soldiers: [from the other side of the control room door] You're surrounded! Come out with your hands up!
Trowa: It's all over.
Duo: Not just yet... special delivery from Quatre. Check this out.
Duo brings up a recorded message on the video monitor.
Quatre: This is Quatre! Vulkanus is on its way to Earth. It will reach Earth orbit in 24 hours.
Heero: Tell him to launch Zero... to coordinates, H-E-S-88.
Duo: What?!
Heero: I’ll pick it up in space. It'll be faster that way.
MM Soldiers: This is your last warning.
Duo: Got it.
Trowa: Take the shuttle in Gate 4
Heero: Duo, I have one more favor to ask.
Duo: Go ahead. I'll do anything.
Heero: Hit me.
Duo: Uh... say what?
MM Soldiers: Break down the door!
Heero: Do it now.
Duo: Well... alright. You asked for it!
Duo throws a punch at Heero's face…
Duo: Hiya!  
…And Heero counters with an upward blow to Duo's solar plexus, leaving Duo gasping.
Duo: Oof! What the...?
Heero: Sorry, friend. Now were even.
Heero shifts Duo's unconscious body to Trowa.
Heero: Got it?
Trowa: Yeah.
Heero lies down on the floor in front of Trowa, feigning unconsciousness as Mariemaia's soldiers force the door to the room open.
MM Soldiers: Don't move!
The soldiers enter the room and see Trowa holding Duo, and Heero on the floor in front of them.
MM Soldiers: Sir?!
Trowa: Don't worry. I took I took care of them.
Heero launches to his feet and pushes the soldiers out of the way as he runs for the door and escapes.
MM Soldiers: Huh?! Hey! Stop him!
Trowa makes no comment.
Trowa: ...
Int. resource satellite Vulkanus. Quatre stands in a control booth above a launch bay and sends Wing Zero on its flight to meet Heero.
Quatre: Alright, Wing. Fly to Heero.
   
   
Ext. Earth, Outside Brussels: Dorothy Catalonia looks to the sky. Shooting stars fall to the ground along with the falling snow. The Serpent troops are landing in Brussels.
Dorothy: Looks like angels have come down with the snow. Hee-hee, it's beautiful… It's going to be a very memorable Christmas.
#4 Earth Under Siege.
Ext. Earth, Brussels: Serpent troops are landing in the streets.
Civilian 1: Enemy MS! Were under attack!
Civilian 2: There’s no peace on Earth this Christmas! Run!
Earth, Brussels, Presidential Residence: Dekim and his troops welcome Mariemaia and Relena to the ESUN headquarters.
Title: Brussels, the E.S.U.N. Executive Mansion
Mariemaia: Nice work, Dekim.
Dekim: Thank you Madam. The president fled the capital in the wake of our attack, as expected. The E.S.U.N. is yours to rule. Welcome Vice Foreign Minister. So nice of you to join us.
Relena: I'm just relieved that the colony didn't drop on Earth.
Mariemaia: You have nothing more to worry about. I’LL be governing the Earth now.
Relena: ....
Flashback moment to Heero, standing at the gate of an estate and speaking to Relena over his shoulder.
Heeero: I’ll be back when you need me.
End flashback.
Relena: Heero....
Heero flies the shuttle to meet up with Wing Zero, still encased it its protective wings.
Heero: Here she comes.
Heero abandons the shuttle and falls through space, landing and rolling down the surface of his Gundam until he manages to catch and hold on to the surface. Interior of Wing Zero: Heero, having shed his spacesuit, powers up his Gundam, disengages the propulsion unit, and Wing Zero emerges from its protective canopy and heads towards Earth.
Heero: Let's go, Zero! To Earth!
Earth, Brussels, Presidential Residence: The building begins to descend into the ground as Relena watches the passage of metal walls as they slide past her window. The entire building is lowered into the ground on a platform and a number of metal panels slide over the space above the building, securing it from attack. In the residence, Relena and Mariemaia talk about her plans as the building is secured.
MM Soldier: Gates One and Two are sealed! Shelter secure!
Relena: We’re underground?
Mariemaia: Uh-huh. The president's mansion lowers into an underground bunker. Now my castle’s perfect. Are you surprised such a building still existed in your time of peace? History is like a waltz… a never-ending dance in three-four time. The three steps of war, peace, and revolution. An endless waltz. But my coronation will change history. At the end of AC 196. I’ll be in charge of the Earth Sphere. A new era begins with the new year.
Ext. Altron is floating in space above Earth, Wufei sleeps in the cockpit.
Title: L5 China Colony, Prior to Operation Meteor.
Flashback to Wufei’s colony at the L5 point. Wufei is arguing with the Clan elders.
Wufei: You're going to drop Altron on Earth with that colony?! Is that what Nataku is for, Master O?!
Master O: Master Ran and I have decided... it's for the best.
Wufei: No way! You say you built Nataku to defend the colony... that isn’t justice! Why aren’t we protecting our home?! We should confront OZ in space and protect our people!
Master Ran: Chang... you are right. I leave it up to you. Find justice with Altron.
Wufei: Yes, master!
Wufei: I’m Chang Wufei! I won't run or hide! I am justice!
Flashback ends, and Wufei awakes to the sight of the approaching Wing Zero.
Wufei: There he comes!
Altron launches itself towards Wing Zero and attacks the other Gundam.
Heero: Altron Gundam?
Wufei: Heero! I won’t let you go to Earth!
Heero: Chang! Why are you helping Mariemaia?!
Wufei: I don't accept Relena Peacecraft!
Wufei continues to fight Heero above Earth's atmosphere.
Wufei: Do you honestly believe the giving up weapons and soldiers means peace?!
Heero: !!
Wufei: Humans didn't change after beating the enemy. Nothing's changed! We just took away the weapons, not the will!
Heero: …….
Wufei: Real peace can't be given! It must be learned! If you want to interfere, you'll have to go through ME!
Heero: Chang!
Flashback to: Interior of a large darkened room containing the Gundam Deathscythe, resting prone on a transport platform.
Title: L2 secret MS storage prior to Operation Meteor.
Duo places multiple explosive charges on the body of the MS. He sets the final explosive and runs outside of the room to stand behind a doorframe.
Duo: There. The bomb’s in place. That oughta do it. Sorry Deathscythe. But it's time for you to face the reaper!
He holds the detonator control in his hand and prepares to depress the plunger with his thumb.
Duo: Huh? It's not going off! Come on, you stupid bomb, explode!
Duo turns to look back in the room at Deathscythe.
Prof G: Duo. It's no use. I took out the fuses.
Duo turns around in surprise and sees Professor G standing in front of him. Professor G drops a set of fuses to the floor.
Duo: Professor G.!! Darn it! You knew all along, didn't you?!
Prof G: Deathscythe’s a piece of art. Why blow it up?
Duo: I won't let it be used for mass-murder.
Duo turns back to look at Deathscythe, and while is attention is diverted, Professor G walks up to Duo and pulls a pistol from the folds of Duo's shirt.
Duo: Oh!
Prof G: So, would you have killed me to?
Duo: If your plan gets carried out… it will be the death of peace for the entire colony.
Prof G: Then why don't you outsmart me instead? Steal Deathscythe!
Duo: What?
Prof G tosses the pistol back to Duo and walks away.
Prof G: Forget about Operation Meteor. Go to Earth on your own... as Death.
Duo: "Death" sounds better than mass murder.
End flashback and return to the interior of the containment cell on X-18999. He is sitting, and his hands are cuffed together in front of him.
Duo: Well... it was nice of them to let me rest in here... but I've got work to do.
He reaches into the hair behind his ear and retrieves a small black object (presumably a small explosive charge).
Duo: Heh heh heh Hasta la vista!
Duo kicks the cell door on top of the two guards stationed outside of it, and runs for the shuttle bay, tossing his handcuffs behind him.
Duo: Aiee!
Duo sees the shuttle.
Duo: That must be it!
Duo enters the cockpit and finds Trowa sitting at the controls.
Duo: You left me in that cell to rot, you bastard!
Trowa: You got out alright, didn't you?
Sally walks up to the control bridge of the shuttle where Trowa and Duo are waiting.
Sally: All of the hostages have been rescued! Oh, hi, Duo.
Trowa: Let's go.
Duo: Oh, I get it.
Sally: Thanks, Duo... for leading a piece of the pie for me.
Duo: Ha, ha, very funny. You guys suck!!
Int. Preventers headquarters on Earth. Zechs and Une stand in front of a bank of video monitors and agents update them on the status of events.
Title: Preventers HQ.
Agents: The hostages on X-18999 have been rescued, sir! The executive mansion is heavily shielded. Vulkanus is in Earth orbit!
Another officer approaches and salutes Zechs.
Officer: Tallgeese III is ready, sir!
Zechs: Good!
Une: One Tallgeese can't beat 470 Serpents.
Zechs: It's worth trying.
Une: Vulkanus has 314 MD Virgos. They could help you.
Zechs: If you don't belay that order, I'll kill you now.
Une: ....
Zechs: By using MD, we’d be making the same mistake as White Fang.
Une: Then how do you handle all those serpents?
Zechs: I told you before -- I'm going to fight them my way. Sit back and enjoy the show.
Une stands back and watches as Zechs leaves the room.
Ext. Earth’s atmosphere. Wufei and Heero continue to attack each other with their Gundams.
Heero: Stop it, Chang! This is useless!
Wufei: Coward! Are you a fighter or not?!
The fight continues, even as the two mobile suits begin to fall through Earth's atmosphere.
Wufei: You and I are the same! We only feel alive when in battle! And we live only to fight! That is the Warrior’s way!
Heero: Chang, our battle’s over. Treize is gone. You killed him.
Flashback to moments of Treize and Wufei dueling.
Treize: Wufei, my eternal friend, I am proud to have fought with you...
Wufei: [crying] No! No! No!! I'm still fighting him! My war isn’t over!
On Earth in the city Brussels outside of the Presidential Residence: Zechs, in the Tallgeese III, and Noin, in the white Taurus mobile suit, fight against the Serpent mobile suits of Mariemaia's Army.
Zechs: You don't have to do this, Noin.
Noin: No, I'll stay by your side, always. I lost you once a year ago. I won't let it happen again.
Zechs: ...Okay.
Noin: There’s too many! We can't get through!
Zechs: I know, but we must do this, or no one will stand up for peace! Like the Gundam boys.
Ext. Space. In the resource satellite Vulkanus, now positioned above Earth. Sandrock, Deathscythe, and Heavyarms are all activated and awaiting the descent to Earth.
Quatre: Are you guys ready?!
Duo: Ready when you are!
Trowa: We’re doing Operation Meteor our way.
Quatre: Here we go!
Sandrock slices open with bay door with two strikes of its shotels and the three Gundams fly through the atmosphere and towards Brussels.
   
   
Ext. Earth’s atmosphere. Wufei and Heero continue to attack each other with their Gundams.
Heero: Mariemaia's autocracy will repeat our tragic history of bloody wars. As long as we continue to fight, the need for warriors like ourselves will persist.
Wufei: No! Peace must be won! Humanity needs wars to learn its lesson! That's why I must keep fighting!
Heero: ...
#5 Last Battle For Peace.
Wufei: !! Heero!
Heero: You can never end the cycle of bloodshed that way.
Heero, sitting slack in the control chair, suddenly disengages from combat with Wufei and drops Wing Zero into the ocean below.
Heero: Tell me, how many more people... do we have to kill?
Wufei: ...
Heero: How many more times must I watch that girl and her puppy die? Wing Zero doesn't tell me anything. Tell me, Chang. The cycle will continue... The tragedy will repeat.
Wufei has brief flashback visions of the time when his colony self-destructed, and then drops altitude until Altron hovers over the place where Wing Zero dropped below the water.
Wufei: Master Ran!
Master Ran: Don't stop... Don't stop until we live in a world without war.
Fight, Wufei, for your own justice.
Wufei: Noooo!
The flashback ends.
Wufei: ....
Ext. Streets of Brussels, Zechs and Noin continue to fight against the Serpent troops of MMA. The fight is broadcast on a large vidscreen, and is watched by a crowd of people on a city block.
Person 1: There's a battle in Brussels!
Person2: Someone's fighting Mariemaia!
Dekim makes a general broadcast to the world at large…
Dekim: Mariemaia rules supreme! See what happens to those who oppose us!
Ext. Streets of Brussels, Zechs and Noin continue to fight against the Serpent troops of MMA.
Zechs: We can't hold out much longer. Get out now!
Noin: I already told you, I'm not leaving you.
Zechs: So be it.
Noin: We can hold out any longer!
Zechs: Not necessarily. Look! The cavalry has arrived!
The front line of Serpents suddenly drops to the ground and Gundam Sandrock, Heavyarms, and Deathscythe are revealed.
Quatre: It looks like we arrived just in time. Nothing you two can’t take care of yourselves. You defeated all those MS without killing a single soldier!
Duo: Let’s show these people a war without killing before we get rid of these Gundams once and for all.
Trowa: 250 serpents left. We each take 50. Make it count. This is her final battle.
Zechs: Without their army, Dekim and Mariemaia will surrender. It's up to the people to rebuild a lasting peace.
Quatre: Let's go!
Duo: Yeah!
The arrival of the Gundams is broadcast on the same large vidscreen, and is watched by a crowd of people on a city block.
Person 1: It's the Gundams!
Person 2: The Gundams are fighting back!
Int. Presidential Residence: Control Room. Relena and Mariemaia sit in two chairs positioned on a dais at the back of the room; Dekim and the monitoring stations take up the center portion of the area, and a view of the mobile suit battle is displayed on the main video monitor in the front of the room.
Dekim: Those fools still haven’t given up?!
Comm. Officer: Even if they do manage to destroy our Serpents, they'll never penetrate this mansion's defenses.
Relena: I…. I…. I was a coward!
Relena leaves her position next to Mariemaia and runs over to one of the work stations in order to interrupt the broadcast.
Relena: Everyone...
City plaza: The broadcast is interrupted first by the image and voice of Relena Darlian.
Relena: Don't let Mariemaia's threats scare you! Peace cannot be given, nor can it be forced! Peace must be earned. You must long for it in your hearts!
Person 1: Hey, isn't that...
Person 2: Yeah! It's Queen Relena!
Ext. Ocean. Heero moves the control levers, and the Gundam Wing Zero prepares the lift from the ocean floor.
Heero: Don't fail me now, Zero. We still have a job to do.
The street battle in Brussels worsens and the Gundams begin to take some damage.
Quatre: Oh no! I just lost my heat shotel!
Duo: My ‘Scythe’s out of juice. And I'm almost out of ammo!
Zechs: Gundam team, you're outnumbered. Retreat!
Quatre: What?!
Duo: We’ll die before we surrender!
Trowa: Dekim’s forces are fighting a lost cause. We can’t give up now.
Noin: But you can't just let yourselves die here!
Duo: We’re used to fighting a losing battle. That's what makes us special. Don't worry!
Presidential Residence: Control Room. Relena pauses in the circle of drawn pistols aimed at her.
Dekim: I kindly advise you to not pull such foolish actions again, Minister.
Relena: Isn’t leading a crowd to war against your principles? I’m no longer a Peacecraft. But I did not become a Darlian again to avenge my father's death. Hate only breeds hate. I realize now that to gain true peace takes more than just words. What we need now is not principles... but the desire for peace.
Marimaia: But your way failed! The people don't fight back! I’ve already won!
Presidential Residence: In a hallway somewhere in the building, a soldier sees an intruder.
MM Soldier: Who's there?!
Une knocks the soldier unconscious and continues down the hall towards the control room.
Une: One of Treize’s old guards. How many soldiers was Dekim able to fool? Zechs and the others are running out of time. I must hurry.
Ext. Brussels. During the battle in the streets of the city, the Gundams, Tallgeese, and Noin’s Taurus pause to evaluate their status.
Duo: I'm all out of ammo.
Zechs: Well, this is it...
Presidential Residence: Control Room. Mariemaia watches the image of the battle on the video screen.
Marimaia: The Gundam units have stopped firing! You see? What can they hope to do now?
Relena: ...
Ext. Brussels. The mobile suit battle pauses for a moment of decision.
Duo: If we blow ourselves up, we can take out half of the remaining Serpents.
Trowa: No! We don't want to take any other lives with us.
Duo: ...Right.
Quatre: !! What?!
Another mobile suit appears in the sky above.
Trowa: Another enemy?!
Zechs: Wing Zero!
Duo: Heero!
Wing Zero, carbon-scored and damaged from the fight with Altron and its subsequent plunge through the Earth's atmosphere, holds position in the sky above Brussels, its massive buster rifle pointed at the Presidential Estate barricade below.
Heero: Target the executive mansion. Twin buster rifle, locked on!
In the Presidential Residence Control Room. they watch the image of the battle on the video screen.
Comm. Officer: It's another Gundam!
Dekim: What?!
Comm. Officer: The pilot’s hailing us!
Heero's image comes up on the main monitor screen.
Relena: Heero!
Heero: I hope, for your sake, that those shields of yours are as strong as you say.
Dekim: What are you doing! How dare you--
Heero: Do you feel safe in your cage?
Mariemaia: You can’t hurt us! You're powerless against us.
Heero: You asked for it...
Heero fires upon the Presidential Residence, and the force of the blast causes the control room to shudder.
Dekim: Impossible!
Mariemaia: You're wasting your time. Your gun is useless.
Relena: You're sweating, Mariemaia. Worried?
Dekim: Serpent attack force! Shoot down that Gundam!
Heero fires again… and again.
Comm. Officer: Shields down to 50 percent!
Dekim: That can't be!
Comm. Officer: Sir! Another direct will destroy us!
Dekim: Hold your fire! We have Relena Peacecraft down here!
Relena: Heero...
Mariemaia looks at Relena, but Relena’s eyes are closed, and she looks peaceful and calm.
Mariemaia: ....
Heero has a brief flashback to a moment of his training when he met a little girl and her puppy. Heero ignores the attacking Serpent mobile suits and takes aim on the shield once more. He fires, and this time, Wing Zero begins to break up and flames and smoke exhaust into the cockpit.
Heero: Ahhh!
Wing Zero's final shot breaks through the protective shield, and the control center bursts into flames as well. Lady Une runs in from the back of the control room, and tackles both Relena and Mariemaia to the ground.
Mariemaia: Ooh…
Une: Are you alright?
Mariemaia: Who are you?
Une: Let's just say I'm a friend of your father’s. I won't let his daughter die.
In the front of the control room, the Comm. Officer continues to report the status to Dekim over the wreckage of his desk.
Comm. Officer: Sir, another Gundam at No. 4 defense line, Point E!
Dekim: What?
Comm. Officer: Sir!
Brussels: Altron stands in the center of a city square with many people standing at the feet of the mobile suit. Serpent mobile suits stand opposite Altron, and the people stand between Altron and the Serpents, shouting.
Person 1: We're not going to take it anymore!
Person 2: No more war!
Person 3: We can take care of our own peace!
Wufei smiles to himself.
Wufei: The people rose up for peace. I can stop fighting now. Good bye, Treize.
In the control center, Dekim and the others continue to watch the video monitor. Une stands with Relena and Mariemaia and addresses Dekim.
Une: General Khushrenada loved those who stood up for what they believed. He knew that you could never have peace through force! You lose, Dekim Barton!
Dekim: Silence! We’re the true masters of the Earth Sphere! Mariemaia, you are the rightful heir to power!
A man loyal to Treize watches Dekim’s rant in horror.
Treize Loyalist: ....
In a daze, Mariemaia stumbles towards Dekim.
Mariemaia: Yes... I should rule... like my father, Treize...
Relena walks around to step in front of Mariemaia and raises her hand as if to slap Mariemaia across the face.
Relena: I'm sorry, but it's time you woke up, Mariemaia!
Mariemaia: Relena...
Relena: Now that you know fear, you can accept your fault.
Dekim: I've had enough of you, Relena Peacecraft! Don't give my Mariemaia the wrong idea!
Dekim points a gun at Relena.
Relena: Shoot me if you want! I have nothing to lose.
Dekim: Die, you insipid fool!
Dekim fires his gun at Relena. Mariemaia pushes Relena out of the way and runs directly into Dekim's bullet.
Relena: !! Mariemaia!
Dekim takes aim at Relena again.  
Une: Dekim, you monster!
Dekim: Hmph! I can find another Mariemaia. I picked up that girl on the stre--
Lady Une shouts out at Dekim, and draws her sidearm, taking aim. A shot is fired, and Dekim falls to the ground. A soldier of Mariemaia's Army stands to the side, holding a pistol and shaking slightly.
Treize Loyalist: The traitor’s been executed. My apologies to General Treize.
Relena: Mariemaia! I was wrong... I'm sorry.
The soldier salutes, and the remaining soldiers follow his lead.
Heero: I’ll release you from your pain.
Heero speaks from the dark corner of the room, and Relena turns around, surprised, and sees Heero holding a gun, which is pointed a Mariemaia.
Relena: Heero!
Mariemaia: Thank you...
Mariemaia: ....
Heero fires an empty gun at Mariemaia, symbolically killing her and her past. Mariemaia closes her eyes and smiles.
Heero: I killed her. That little girl. I didn't mean to... I won't kill again...
Relena: Heero!
Relena runs to catch an unconscious and falling Heero and she grabs him as he collapses.
Relena: It's over.
Dawn breaks across the skyline of the city, revealing the profiles of Deathscythe, Heavyarms and Sandrock. Duo is standing on a grassy hill, detonator in hand and looking at the Gundams.
Duo: Well Deathscythe, old buddy... This is it!
He depresses the plunger on the detonator, and the three mobile suits disintegrate in front of Trowa, Duo and Quatre.
Duo: So long, Gundams.
Trowa: I'm a no name again.
Quatre: You should stay "Trowa." It suits you.
Duo: I agree! Everyone needs a name. Relax. Besides, we have a place to go back to. Right?
Trowa: Yeah.
Quatre: Uh-huh.
In China, Gundam Altron explodes in plume of smoke as Wufei watches from a far distance.
Wufei: Nataku... Rest in peace.
He turns, and Sally is standing behind him, dressed in a Preventers uniform.
Sally: Wufei. Noin and Zechs have disappeared. I could use your help if you're looking for a job.
Wufei: Preventers? Why not.
Above Earth's atmosphere in a small shuttle. Zechs and Noin, in Preventers space uniforms, are sitting at the controls of the craft.
Noin: Mars? Are you sure? The terraforming isn't finished yet.
Zechs: It's another one of Relena's crazy crusades. What else is an old warrior like me going to do? You know you don't have to come with me, Noin.
Noin: Don't make me say again, Zechs.
Zechs: ....
The shuttle takes off for space.
Int. Meeting hall. Relena stands before a large video screen with the image of the "Mars Terraforming Project" behind her and many people in attendance in the room listening to her speech. In the wings of the stage, wearing dark glasses and a suit and wearing a communication earpiece, is Heero Yuy.
Title: AC 197: Peace came back to people.
Title: The boys paved the way to a new future.
Over the ending title, one last snapshot for each character…
Lady Une, dressed in civilian clothing, pushing a wheelchair-bound Mariemaia in front of a gravestone.
Duo, dressed in s uniform shirt and cap with Gundam 20th on the front and carrying a clipboard, stands near a scrap yard on a colony while Hilde stands on a pile of parts, carrying a bag and calling to Duo.
Catherine waves at the audience while Trowa, dressed as a clown, takes a bow in the circus spotlight.
Quatre sits at a corporate desk, dressed in a suit and tie, reading a page held in his right hand and typing with his left.
Sally Po points to the left and shouts as Wufei Chang, now also wearing a Preventers uniform, crosses his arms over his chest and doesn’t react.
Zechs is sitting in the pilot’s seat of the shuttle, dressed in a Preventer spacesuits, while Noin, similarly dressed, leans casually over the back of his seat.
Title: The weapon called Gundam was never used again.
Heero and Relena stand next to each other against the background of a starry sky.
Title: Gundam Wing Endless Waltz
Heero and Relena stand next to each other against the background of a starry sky, but now they are standing closer to each other, their back is turned to the viewer, and a shooting star is moving across the sky.
Title: The End

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