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Episode 09:
Portrait of a Ruined Country

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Opening Song and Titles: Just Communication
Narrator: The attacks by the five Gundams sent out by the Space Colonies reflected their retaliatory intentions. The Gundams' target is OZ, who had masked its identity within the mobile suit troops of the Alliance Military. The Gundams had a number of missions to attack OZ. The year is After Colony 195. OZ has finally taken center stage. With an army of elite soldiers at his command, Treize Khushrenada carries out his plans to destroy the Alliance Military. The battle between the mobile suits sent to Earth and OZ, causes the Earth to shudder violently. The attacks by the Gundams sent by the Space Colonies reflected the colonies' retaliatory intentions. OZ has masked its identity in the Alliance Military and the Gundams' missions is to attack them. The year is After Colony 195. OZ has finally taken center stage. With an army of elite soldiers at his command Treize Khushrenada has begun to wipe out the Alliance Military. The battle between OZ and the mobile suits sent to Earth causes serious repercussions on the Earth. The five Gundam's actions were a direct reflection of the will of all the colonies. The Gundams were Mobile Suits created to deal with the threat posed to the colonies by OZ... a secret organization hidden inside the Federation Armed Forces. After Colony, Year 195. OZ finally emerged as the leading force in history. OZ's leader Treize Kushrenada carried out massive operations to devastate and take over the Federation Armed Forces. Having been tricked into the confrontation, bloody battles between OZ and the colonies' five Mobile Suits began... Heero-san, I'm counting on you. There's only a 10% chance of success. But he can make it. Everything that happened... It's my... It's all my fault!
Title: Portrait of a Ruined Country Portrait of a Ruined Country. A PORTRAIT OF THE RUINS
Int. Control Room. European ex-Federation HQ Airbase.
Noin: Thanks to the Lightning Count, we are able to keep the town from being demolished. Thanks to the Lightning Count, we saved the beautiful town. Thanks to you, Lightning Baron, this beautiful city did not have to become an ugly battlefield.
Zechs: The Alliance is likely regrouping their remaining force following the unexpected attack. We'll use this base as our headquarters for subsequent fights. The Alliance is probably regrouping their force after the surprise attack. We'll use this base as our headquarters for future fights. All the remaining Federation forces are trying to reorganize their strategies after our surprise attacks on their HQs. We will use this headquarters as our base to keep fighting them.
Noin: The beauty of these towns doesn't change no matter who rules. The beauty of these towns doesn't change with rulers. No matter who rules the city its beauty shall never be spoilt.
Zechs: Noin... OZ's objective isn't to rule. It's to free countries from the United Earth Sphere Alliance's stranglehold. Noin... OZ's objective isn't to rule. It's to free countries from the stranglehold of the United Earth Sphere Alliance. Noin... OZ's objective is not to 'rule' at this point. It is, rather, to liberate each country from the Federation's control.
Noin: Currently, you mean. Currently, you mean. At this point, right?
Zechs: This might be somewhat unnatural coming from me, but I believe that due respect should be given to OZ for allowing countries a second chance to correct the mistake of forming the Alliance in the first place. This might be unnatural coming from me but I believe OZ should be given due respect for giving a second chance to those countries which formed the Alliance in the first place. It may not be appropriate for me as an OZ officer, to say this... But they are the countries that originally created the monster we called the Federation. Now OZ is creating one last opportunity for them to reconsider their actions. Thus I believe OZ should be given credit for that.
Officer: The mobile suit carrier from Victoria Base is about to arrive, sir. The mobile suit carrier from Victoria Base is arriving. The Mobile Suit cargo jet from Victoria Base has arrived.
Zechs: They're here. They're here. Has it arrived?
Zechs is driven up to the mobile suit transport plane in a jeep, and steps out to the bottom of the transway to greet Otto. Otto staggers to the door in the fuselage of the plane and leans against it and gives a half-hearted salute to Zechs.
Zechs: Otto, I'm so glad to see you! Otto, I'm so glad to see you! Otto! I've been waiting for you.
Otto: I've returned, Lieutenant. I'm here now, Lieutenant. Reporting for duty...
Otto gasps in pain and staggers, and a fellow officer assists him to stand.
Officer: You need to rest. You need to rest. You need to stay in bed, Sir!
Zechs: Are you alright? What's the matter? What happened?
Officer: Lieutenant Otto shouldn't even be standing! His ribs are broken, and he has internal injuries. Lieutenant Otto shouldn't even be standing! His ribs are broken, and he has internal injuries. Lt. Otto was seriously hurt. His ribs are broken and there are some injuries to his internal organs!
Otto: [to the officer] Keep it to yourself. Keep it to yourself. Don't tell him such unnecessary things!
Otto: [to Zechs] Lieutenant Zechs. This Tallgeese you've been waiting for is one vicious suit. Lieutenant Zechs. This Tallgeese you've been waiting for is one vicious suit. Col. Zechs, Tallgeese turned out to be quite a wild horse.
The cargo hold of the carrier opens, and Zechs and Noin approach the Tallgeese, with Otto and the other officer following behind them.
Zechs: This is Tallgeese... So this is the Tallgeese... Yes.
Noin: It doesn't look anything at all like a thing that was scrapped midway twenty years ago. Doesn't look like a thing that was scrapped 20 years ago.  
Otto: The revolution speed applied by the verniers allows it to reach more than three times that of the Aries. We were unable to determine its maximum speed. I passed out during the trials. The revolution speed applied by the verniers allows it to reach more than three times that of the Aries. But we were unable to determine its maximum speed. I passed out during the trials. With the back booster, its acceleration is at least that of Aries. But I was unable to measure the maximum speed. When I tried, I passed out!
Noin: You were the test pilot? You were the test pilot?! You were the test pilot?
Otto: The Tallgeese is not a suit that can be controlled by just anyone, excluding you, sir. The Tallgeese can't be controlled by just anybody. Lieutenant Zechs is an exception. Tallgeese is the kind of Mobile Suit no one can handle, except perhaps for you, Lt. Zechs.
Zechs: Aren't you overrating my skills? Aren't you overrating my skills? I hope you aren't over estimating my abilities...
Otto: No, I trust your abilities. No, I trust in your abilities. No, I believe in you.
Otto grunts in pain and leans against the other officer.
Zechs: [to Otto] All right. I'll be using this right away. I'm sorry for all the trouble. All right. I'll be using this right away. I'm sorry for all the trouble. Understood. Let me try it right now. Thank you for everything.
Zechs: [to the officer] Take him to the medical room. Take him to the medical room. Take Lt. Otto to the medical facilities.
Officer: Sir! Sir! Yes, sir.
Otto is loaded onto a medical unit and driven away from the mobile suit carrier holding the Tallgeese. As they watch the vehicle drive off, Zechs discusses his plans with Noin.
Zechs: Noin. Have the mobile suit troops ready to leave at once. We'll head for the Sanc Kingdom base of the United Earth Sphere Alliance. Noin. Have the mobile suit troops ready to leave at once. We'll go to the Alliance's Sanc Kingdom base. Noin, order the Mobile Suit units to prepare for an operation. I will capture the base in the Cinq Kingdom from the Federation Armed Forces.
Noin: Sanc Kingdom? The Sanc Kingdom? The Cinq Kingdom?
Zechs: We're freeing them from the Alliance. Any objections to this mission? We're freeing them from the Alliance. Any objections to this mission? I will liberate the country from the Federation. Do you have any objections to this operation?
Noin salutes Zechs.
Noin: No, Lieutenant! No, sir! Roger!
Zechs: I'm going on the Tallgeese. I'm going on this Tallgeese. I'm going to try out the Tallgeese.
Zechs walks back up the gangway into the carrier to look over the Tallgeese. Noin remains outside the aircraft.
Noin: Without even a test ride? Is-Isn't that dangerous? Without even a test ride? Isn't that dangerous? Use it in an actual operation without testing it? That's too dangerous!
Zechs: Don't worry. I'll be taking it easy. But you know I'm willing to take my chances with this mobile suit. I'll be taking it easy. I just want to stake my chances on this mobile suit. It may be dangerous, but my future depends on this Mobile Suit.
Noin: Sanc Kingdom. Zechs' home town. Sanc Kingdom. Zechs' homeland. Cinq Kingdom... Zechs' homeland ...
Ext. Day. Basketball court at a school. Duo leaps in midair and catches a basketball, dribbles down the court, and passes the ball through opposing team players to Heero.
Duo: Heero! Heero! Aice, Heero.
Opposing Team Player: Hey!    
Heero drives the ball off of the backboard into the air, and then leaps after it in order to stuff the ball forcefully into the basket rim.
Duo: Nice shot, Heero! Nice shot, Heero! Heero-san!
Girl Students: Amazing, Duo! Great job! Way to go, Heero! Awesome! Heero! Duo-san!
Duo grips Heero's shoulder and waves at the students in the bleachers.
Duo: Hey! Wave back to them or somethin'! They're cheering for us, superstar! Hey! Wave back or something! They're cheering for us! Why don't you wave back to them, Heero? Show your appreciation to your loyal fans!
Heero walks off, and Duo watches and chuckles to himself.
Ext. School Grounds: The school overlooks a body of water with an island base in the distance. Heero is sitting on a park bench when Duo approaches and leans on the rail and looks out across water at the base.
Duo: So, this is where you went. Yanno, that's pretty smart. Changin' schools when you've gotta move on. After all, it's natural for people our age to be in school. So this is where you went. Hey, that's pretty smart. Changing schools when you've gotta go. It's natural for people our age to be in school, after all. There you are! Well, to keep transferring ourselves turned out to be a pretty good idea. Boys our age are supposed to be in school, after all.
Heero: What's the idea? What's the idea? What are you thinking about?
Duo: Heh, I'm just trying to act normal. I'm just trying to act normal. I'm just thinking as usual.
Heero: You stand out. You stand out. You're being too visible!
Duo: You wouldn't be as suspicious if you acted natural instead of being so secretive. Why don't you just chill out a bit and have some fun as a student? You wouldn't be as suspicious if you acted natural instead of being so secretive. Why don't you just chill out and have fun as a student? I think it's much more natural for me to be myself than to try hard to hide my identity like you. You should enjoy your childhood too.
Heero: Leave me alone. Leave me alone. I'm not like you.
Duo: And stay outta your way, right? And stay outta my way, right? You're getting in my way right?
Heero: Hmm?    
Duo: The two of us are goin' after the same thing, here. You can't hide it from me. I can see it in your eyes as plain as day, pal. Wadda ya say the first one to destroy that ship wins? The two of us are going after the same thing, here. You can't hide it from me. I can see it in your eyes as plain as day, pal. How about the first one to destroy that fortress wins? But we share the same objective. It's useless to pretend otherwise. I can see that air base reflected in your eyes. First come, first serve. What do you say?
Heero and Duo both look out at the base, connected to land by a narrow bridge. They hear the sound of a car door, and Heero turns his head.
Heero: Huh?    
Relena's pink limousine is parked at the school. Relena and Pagan are standing next to it, surrounded by some of the classmates who were at the basketball game.
Duo: Hey, that's... Hey, that's... Hey, that's...
Heero: Relena... Relena... Relena...
Relena: [thinks] I've found you, Heero. I've found you, Heero. I've found you, Heero.
Relena walks through the crowd of students, and over to where Heero and Duo are standing near the railing.
Relena: [out loud] Heero. I wanted to see you. Heero. I wanted to see you. I longed to see you again.
Duo: Well, she's not your average chick, wanting to see the guy trying to kill her. She's not typical, wanting to see the guy trying to kill her. Longing to see a man who tried to kill her? What a strange girl...
Heero: Huh.    
Int. Sanc Kingdom base command center.
Officer: Three mobile suit carriers; seven escort planes headed this way! All OZ troops! Three mobile suit carriers and seven escort planes approaching! Confirmed as OZ troops! Three large Mobile Suit cargo jets and 7 fighters are approaching! They're OZ's!
Commander: What's going on? What are the OZ troops trying to pull here? What's going on?! What are the OZ troops trying to pull here?! Why are they here? What the hell do they want?!
Officer: The suits have been released! They've released the suits! Mobile Suits have been dispatched!
Ext. Day. OZ transport plane. The Aries mobile suits deploy from the mobile suit carriers and head toward Sanc.
Zechs: Keep the assault centralized. We just need to take over the main facilities. Keep the assault centralized. We just need to take over the main facilities. Do not destroy the city. We only need to gain control over the military facilities.
Narrator: Following the coup d'etat by OZ, the Earth Sphere Alliance Military enters a state of confusion. Alliance Military soldiers remain confined in their respective bases without an understanding of what, in fact, is happening. The Earth Sphere Alliance was initially formed to handle disputes between the countries. However, with its expansion in military power, the Alliance soon took over governments with militaristic control. OZ was now planning to free the many countries that were forced into the Alliance in this manner. However, the increase in the Alliance's military power was a direct result of the mobile suits provided by OZ. As such, there were many countries that questioned OZ's activities noting that, after the coup d'etat, military control would continue and that conditions would remain the same. Except now, the ruler would be OZ. Following OZ's coup d'e'tat the United Earth Sphere Alliance Military enters a state of confusion. Alliance Military soldiers remain confined in their bases without an understanding of what in fact is happening. The United Earth Sphere Alliance was initially formed to handle disputes between the countries. But with its expansion in military power, the Alliance soon took over governments with militaristic control. OZ is now planning to free the many countries that were forced into the Alliance in this manner. But the increase in the Alliance's military power was a direct result of the mobile suits provided by OZ. As such, many countries questioned OZ's activities noting that after the coup d'e'tat, military control would continue and conditions would remain the same. OZ's coup d'etat made the Federation Armed Forces fall into chaos. Many Federation officers are still holding onto their base without knowing what has happened. The World Federation, originally created to resolve confrontations between nations in the region had expanded too quickly over the years. And its growing military power even came to influence its member nation's political policies. To liberate these nations from the oppression of the Federation that was OZ's 'great case' behind the coup d'etat. But in reality, the Federations' massive military build-up had been orchestrated by OZ itself. And as a result, many nations had doubts about OZ's great cause. To many, the military rule didn't seem to end. The only thing that changed was the name of the ruler from 'Federation' to 'OZ'.
Int. Tallgeese cockpit. Zechs secures his seat harness and waits as the shield doors close. A small video lights up, and Noin's face appears.
Noin: All mobile suits have left the carriers. All mobile suits have left the carriers. All the Mobile Suits have been dispatched.
Zechs: Then I'll leave as well. Then I'll leave as well. Alright, I'm leaving too.
Noin: I'll be backing you up. Concentrate only on achieving your mission, Lieutenant Zechs. I'll be backing you up. Concentrate only on achieving your mission, Lieutenant Zechs. You can count on me to cover you. So you can concentrate on your mission.
Zechs: I'm totally focused, Noin. I'm totally focused. I'm well concentrated already.
Noin: We'll lure the ground troops away, but a few will probably be flying toward you. We'll lure away ground troops, but some might fly toward you. I'll take care of the land battalions. But some may still reach up into the sky.
Zechs: Don't worry. If our data's right, I should be able to outrun them. Don't worry. If our data 's right, I should be able to outrun them. There's nothing to worry about. This Mobile Suit is supposed to be faster than any other model.
Noin: Good luck! Good luck! Well, then.
Noin launches, and Zechs launches his mobile suit right after her.
Zechs: The mobility of this heavy suit depends on the vernier output. It's gonna be tough. The mobility of this heavy suit depends on the vernier output. It's going to be tough... Supporting this incredibly heavy body with these 2 huge engines... What a simple solution...
The Tallgeese engines fire, and strong vibrations rock the suit.
Zechs: This is going to take a lot of effort. But I can't falter now with the Sanc Kingdom right in front of my eyes! This is going to take a lot of effort. But I can't falter now with the Sanc Kingdom before me! This is not as easy as I thought it'd be! But the prize is the Cinq Kingdom I have to do whatever I can!
Noin: Take over the runway on the east side! Take over the runway on the east side! Occupy the runway on the East end!
Zechs: This speed is deadly! I could get away by increasing the output. Then why? Why am I hesitating? This speed is deadly! I could get away by increasing the output. Then why? Why am I hesitating? This acceleration is murderous! If I increase the power, I'll be able to shake off the enemy. But why?! Why am I hesitating?
Int. Sanc Base command center.
Officer: Transmission from OZ, sir! Transmission from OZ! There's a communication from OZ.
Commander: What? What?!  
Noin: [on monitor] Disarm your weapons and surrender! We have no wish to continue this battle! Disarm your weapons and surrender! We have no wish to continue this battle! Surrender and disarm your forces immediately! We do not wish to engage in any further combat.
Commander: [to Noin] You're the ones that attacked, so you should be the ones who are retreating! You're the ones that attacked, so you should be retreating! Who are you to say such a thing after attacking us first! If you don't want to fight, then retreat!
Commander: [to officer] Stand by to fire laser cannons! Standby to fire laser beams! Prepare for laser beam bombardment!
Officer: Sir! Sir! Yes, sir!
The laser cannons emerge from the fortifications surrounding the Sanc base, and begin firing on the OZ mobile suits. Noin watches via the camera on her MS.
Noin: Headquarters didn't mention those lasers! Uh! Retreat! Damned lasers! Headquarters didn't mention those lasers! Retreat at once! Damned laser beams! Laser beam cannons?! Our data didn't show this! Everyone, withdraw! Damn beam cannons!
Zechs: Noin. Order all units to withdraw from here at once. Noin. Order all units to withdraw at once. Noin! Contact all the fighters! We have to retreat from this area.
Noin: I had no idea they had this much firepower but we're still in the fight! I had no idea they had this much firepower but we're still in the fight! I had no idea that they had so many weapons at this base. But, we can handle this!
Zechs: No. We should leave the battle for now and regroup. Everyone withdraw to where we landed the carriers. No. We should leave for now and regroup. We'll withdraw to where we landed the carriers. No. We'll have to retreat for now and reorganize our tactics. Go back to where you landed the cargo planes!
Noin: Yes, sir! Yes, sir! Yes, sir!
Zechs: Why am I acting like such a coward? I could defeat them with this Tallgeese. I could ignore the lasers and destroy their headquarters! Why am I acting like such a coward? I could defeat them with this Tallgeese. I could ignore the lasers and destroy their headquarters! Zechs... why are you acting so cowardly? You know Tallgeese can do it... Without worrying about the laser beams I can destroy their headquarters with it!
The Tallgeese moves towards the Sanc base, in direct opposition to the order to retreat.
Noin: Lieutenant! Zechs! Zechs!
Zechs: I've mastered numerous mobile suits in the past, so why? What am I afraid of? I've mastered many mobile suits in the past, so what gives? What am I afraid of?! I've piloted many Mobile Suits! Why is it?! Why am I afraid?!
The Tallgeese increases power and rate of descent.
Zechs: [thinks] I'll die if I keep going. This mobile suit is capable of defeating any enemy it faces! But it does have one weak point; the pilot is a human being! [groans and coughs blood] Is this the end? I'll die if I keep going. This mobile suit is capable of defeating any enemy it faces! But it does have one weak point; the pilot is a human being! Is this the end? I'll be killed... If I keep going! With this monster's performance, this Mobile Suit can easily beat all the others! But there's one fatal flaw with this machine. It still needs a pilot... a fragile human pilot! Is this as far as I can get?!
Int. Cabin of Treize's shuttle. Treize is seated, and Lady Une stands next to him and pours wine into his glass.
Treize: Lady, won't you join me? Lady, won't you join me? Lady, would you like some?
Lady Une: Mr. Treize, what would you suggest for our next target? Mr. Treize, what would you suggest for our next target? Treize-sama, what should we do about the next phase?
Treize: Let's just continue fighting and winning. Let's just continue fighting and winning. Let's keep fighting. And see how far we can go.
Lady Une: Shall I interpret that as meaning we should conquer the Earth Sphere? You mean we should conquer the Earth Sphere? All the way to complete dominance over the United Earth Region?
Treize: That would be plenty. OZ would then be hated. It'd become the target for the entire world. That'd suffice. Then OZ would then be hated. It'd become a target for the entire world. That'd be fine. That way people will come to hate OZ. And we'll become the enemy of the world.
Lady Une: What are you saying? Mr. Treize... Treize-sama...
Treize: Those that are hated must remain strong. It'd be the perfect motivation for OZ. [laughs softly] Those that are hated must remain strong. It'd be the perfect motivation for OZ. And that hatred must become stronger. It will be a good motivation for OZ.
Lady Une: Hmm…    
Ext. Desert encampment with the Maganac MS standing amid a series of pitched tents. Switch to the interior of a large tent and Quatre, seated in a chair, and Rashid and the Maganacs standing before him.
Maganacs: [overlapping voices addressing Quatre]    
Abdul: Master Quatre, if anything were to happen to you how would we possibly explain it to your father in the colonies? Master Quatre, if anything were to happen to you how would we explain it to your father in the colony?! Quatre-sama! What if something had happened to you? How would we explain it to your father on the colony?
Auda: Don't you have any confidence at all in us, Master? Don't you have confidence in us, Master? Are we that undependable?!
Quatre: No, it's nothing like that at all. It's nothing like that. No... that's not it at all.
Ahmed: Our sole purpose is to protect you, sir. Our sole purpose here is to protect you. We are here to protect you!
Abdul: Do you understand this? Do you understand this?! Don't you realize that?!
Abdul, Ahmed and Auda: Master Quatre! Master Quatre!! Quatre-sama!!
Quatre: Yeah. Y-Yeah.  
Rashid: Right, that's enough. Right, that's enough. OK, that's enough.
All: [overlapping voices] But Captain Rashid...! We're just trying to…! But Captain Rashid...! But, Captain La Sheed...
Rashid: Master Quatre has given us his word that he won't leave on his own any more. Master Quatre has promised that he won't leave on his own any more. Quatre-sama promises that he will never act independently again.
Quatre: Yeah, I promise. Yeah, I promise. Yes, I promise.
Rashid: Go on, there's no time to be standing around. Load up the weapons on your mobile suits or something. Go on, there's no time to stand around. Load up the weapons on your mobile suits or something. OK, the meeting is over! Everyone get back to Mobile Suit maintenance!
Quatre: Thanks, Rashid. Thanks, Rashid. You're a life-saver, La Sheed.
Rashid: I'm very upset with you myself; don't forget it. I'm upset with you too; don't forget it. I'm pretty upset, too. Please remember that.
Rashid turns and pours a beverage for Quatre and himself, and hands a cup to Quatre.
Quatre: R-Right. R-Right.  
Rashid: So how was it? So how was it? So, how did it go?
Quatre: There were five suits in all. I'm pretty sure that they're all called Gundams. There were five suits in all. I'm pretty sure they're all called Gundams. There are five altogether including mine. Their names are all Gundam also.
Rashid: They're all Gundams? They're all Gundams? All are called Gundam?
Quatre: They're violent and dangerous but they're all really nice guys. They're violent and dangerous but they're all nice guys. Some of them are extreme but they're all nice.
Rashid: How can you be so sure of that, Master? How can you be sure of that? How do you know that?
Quatre: I can tell. The soul of outer space tells me. I can tell. The soul of outer space tells me. I just know. The 'Space Heart' tells me that.
Rashid: The soul of outer space? The soul of outer space...? The 'Space Heart'?
Quatre: The soul of outer space. The soul of outer space... The 'Space Heart'.
Ext. Circus encampment. Night. Wufei and Trowa sit in camp chairs on either side of a coffeepot supported over a small fire by a metal brace. Both are slumped in their chairs and not talking. Wufei's eyes are closed. Catherine approaches them, carrying two bowls of soup on a tray and sets it on a small table between the two chairs.
Catherine: Gee, you two! You call that fun, just sitting like that? You haven't said a word for two hours. Gee, you two! You call that fun, just sitting there? You haven't said a word for two hours. What have you guys been taking about for so long? It's been 2 hours!
Trowa: What do you want? What do you want? What do you want?
Catherine: Nice greeting. And here I thought I'd be doing you a favor bringing this. Eat it right up before it gets cold. I'll just leave it here so you guys help yourselves. And clean the dishes after you're finished. Gotta learn your manners while you're still young, right? Bye! Nice greeting. I thought I'd be doing you a favor bringing this. Eat it up before it gets cold. I'll leave it here so help yourselves. And clean the dishes after you're finished. Gotta learn your manners while you're still young. Bye! That's mean! You must be hungry. I brought you something to eat. Eat it before it gets cold. I mean it. You need to eat something. And, please take care of the dishes. Boys need to learn to help 'Mummy', you know? See ya'!
Catherine walks away from Trowa and Wufei, then turns back and looks at them.
Catherine: [thinks] I guess quiet people attract quiet friends. I guess quiet people attract quiet friends. I guess quiet boys make friends with other quiet boys...
Trowa: This might not be the best java. Might not be the best java. I'm not sure if it's good or not...
Wufei: I've got no right piloting the Nataku. I've got no right piloting the Nataku. I don't think I'm up to this job.
Trowa: Oh yeah? Oh yeah? I see.
Wufei: Thank you. Thank you. Xie xie. (Thank you )
Ext. OZ camp outside Sanc. Otto stumbles through the dark camp, approaching the medical tent where Zechs is being treated.
Otto: [grunts in pain]    
Medical tent interior. Zechs is lying on a hospital bed, his chest is wrapped, and he is holding an oxygen mask in his hand. Noin stands at his bedside.
OZ Doctor: You're recovering nicely from the heart attack but there are numerous signs of irregularity in the circulatory system. Your pulse has now stabilized but there are irregularities in the circulatory system. Your pulse is still unstable. The circulatory system has been damaged quite a bit.
Zechs: You mean I should just be glad to be alive. You mean I should just be glad to be alive. Surprise I came back alive, huh?
Noin: Zechs, what in the world happened? Zechs, what in the world happened? Zechs, what happened?
Zechs: I really underestimated the Tallgeese. It completely ignores the commands of the pilot. It has an audacious design that far exceeds today's most advanced equipment. I really underestimated the Tallgeese. It completely ignores the pilot's safety. It has an audacious design that far exceeds today's most advanced equipment. I guess I underestimated Tallgeese. That machine seems to have been designed without any consideration for human limitations. It's a 'reckless' design, with its own logic towards warfare.
Noin: It ignores the pilot? It ignores the pilot? Ignoring everything with regard to human limitations?
Zechs: It takes into consideration all types of battle patterns and makes it possible for the one suit to achieve victory on its own. At least that's how I found it. But I've become such a coward. The more I try to utilize the abilities of the mobile suit, the more I start doubting my own abilities. I start asking myself, "is that all you're capable of doing?" Rather than a suit for battle, you could say it's a suit for dueling. It takes a brave pilot to bring out its true potential. It takes into consideration all types of battle patterns and makes it possible for the one suit to achieve victory on its own. At least that's how I found it. But I've become such a coward. The more I try to utilize the mobile suit's abilities the more I start doubting my own abilities. I start asking myself, ''is that all you're capable of doing?'' Rather than a suit for battle, it's a suit for dueling. It takes a brave pilot to bring out its true potential. It's possible to defeat any kind of enemy in any possible combat scenario. That was my analysis. Even I was scared. As I tried to increase its performance, I wound up pushing myself to the edge of death. I kept asking myself, Is this really all you can do, Zechs? That Tallgeese isn't a combat Mobile Suit. It's a 'dueling' Mobile Suit. Unless you're ready to die, you can't handle the machine effectively.
Noin: A brave pilot? A brave pilot? Unless you're ready to die?
Zechs: Brave enough to risk death for victory. Brave enough to risk death for victory. The commitment of risking your own life for victory.
Noin: Huh?   Overwhelmed by the fear, huh?
Zechs: [soft chuckle] I still have a long way to go to if my own fears are putting me in the hospital. Now, I've gotta get back to the Sanc Kingdom. I still have a long way to go to conquer my own fears. Now, I've got to get back to the Sanc Kingdom. I unexpectedly revealed myself as a coward. Now, I have to get back to Cinq Kingdom.
Zechs tries to get out of his bed, but Noin places her hand on his shoulder, restraining him.
Noin: You rest! Any normal person would have been dead by now. I'm leaving, but you have got to stay here and get some rest. You've gotta rest! Any normal person would've been dead by now. I'm leaving, but you have to stay here and get some rest. You can't go back! Don't forget it was a miracle that you came back alive! I'll go to the Cinq Kingdom You stay here!
Zechs: But I have to go. But I have to go. I can't do that.
Noin: Okay, go… but not on the Tallgeese. Okay, but not on the Tallgeese. Then, I'll let you go only if you promise not to use the Tallgeese.
Zechs: Noin! The Tallgeese is essential to victory. I'm positive its design is the same as the Gundams. Noin! The Tallgeese is essential to us. I'm positive its design is the same as the Gundams. Noin! We need the Tallgeese. Because Tallgeese is the only model equal to a Gundam.
Ext. Medical tent. Otto stands outside the tent opening and listens to Noin and Zechs.
Noin: It is? It is? Gundam...?
Zechs: As I told you before, I believe that the Gundams have inherited the reckless design of the Tallgeese: the origin of all mobile suits. That's why it's crucial for me to successfully pilot the Tallgeese in order to be able to defeat the Gundams. As I told you, I believe the Gundams inherited the reckless design of the Tallgeese. The mobile suits' origin. That's why it's crucial for me to pilot the Tallgeese to defeat the Gundams. As I told you before, Gundam's design was inherited from Tallgeese's arrogantly reckless design. That's why I have to be able to handle Tallgeese. Because that's the only way to beat Gundam.
Otto stumbles away from the medical tent.
Otto: Tallgeese is for suicide missions. Now I understand what the Gundams are up to. They've been searching for a battle suitable for their own deaths. Tallgeese is for suicide missions. Now I understand what the Gundams are up to. They're searching for a place suitable for their deaths. In other words, the Tallgeese is a suicide Mobile Suit, just like the Gundams... That explains everything. They're strong because they're always ready to die.
In the medical tent, Noin covers Zechs with a blanket.
Noin: I know it's very difficult for you to lie still with the Sanc Kingdom so close by, but you must do as I say. I know it's very difficult for you to lie still with the Sanc Kingdom close by, but you must do as I say. I understand what the Cinq Kingdom means to you But at this moment you have to listen to me!
Zechs: We'll attack tomorrow evening. We'll attack tomorrow evening. We will depart tomorrow afternoon.
Noin salutes Zechs.
Noin: Sir! Tomorrow evening. Sir! Tomorrow evening! Yes, sir. Very well!
Ext. OZ encampment. Otto slowly climbs the Tallgeese, opens the hatch, and prior to climbing inside of the mobile suit, faces the medical tent and salutes Zechs. The Tallgeese takes off into the night sky.
Int. Medical tent. A communication device buzzes and Noin answers it.
Noin: What's the matter?! What's the matter?! What was that?!
Officer: The Tallgeese has taken off! The Tallgeese has taken off! The Tallgeese was launched!
Zechs: By who?! What?! What?!
Int. Tallgeese.
Zechs: [on monitor] What's gotten into you, Otto?! Return immediately! What're you doing?! Return immediately! What are you doing?! Come back here at once Otto!
Otto: This Tallgeese should be able to take over the headquarters of the Sanc Kingdom! I should know; I understand its strength! This Tallgeese should be able to take over the Sanc Kingdom's headquarters! I should know; I understand the Tallgeese's strength! This Tallgeese is the only one capable of gaining control of the Cinq Kingdom. I know Tallgeese's power more than anyone!
Zechs: [on monitor] Stop now! You'll die! Stop it! You'll die! Stop! You'll be killed!
Otto: I'd be honored to sacrifice my life for you, Zechs. Please allow me to assist in fulfilling your dreams, sir! I want to do this for your sake Lieutenant Zechs, and not for OZ! I'd be honored to sacrifice my life for you, Lieutenant. Please allow me to assist in fulfilling your dreams! I want to do this for you Lieutenant Zechs, not for OZ! If I can die for you, I won't regret it! Let me be a part of your dream. I'm not doing this for OZ, It's for you, Col. Zechs!
Zechs: [on monitor] Otto... Otto... Otto...
Otto: I will attain victory in return for my life! I will attain victory in return for my life! In return for my life I'll win a victory for you!
Zechs: [on monitor] You're not making sense Otto! Return at once! Otto! You're not making sense Otto! Return at once! Otto! Otto! What are you saying?! Come back, Otto!
Int. Room near the school that Heero and Duo are attending. Relena sits in a chair in front of a window overlooking the harbor. The Alliance island base in the distance, but invisible in the night.
Relena: I've come all the way here just to chase after a guy. Are you surprised, Father? But I couldn't help myself; I wanted to see him so badly. Can you understand how I feel, Father? Heero's the support I need to have around until I can get over my sadness over you. But he keeps running away from me... I've come all the way here just to chase after a guy. Are you surprised, Father? But I couldn't help myself; I wanted to see him so badly. Can you understand how I feel, Father? I need to have Heero's support until I overcome my sadness over you. But he keeps running from me... Coming all the way to a place like this, chasing that boy... Are you surprised, Father? But I had to see Heero just one more time. I hope you understand my feeling, Father... Until the day my grief is finally healed, it is Heero who has to support me. But he always gets away from me...
An explosion rocks the building, throwing Relena to the floor.
Relena: Heero? Heero?! Heero?!
Ext. Island Base. Gundam Deathscythe rises out of the night sky and slices a number of Leo MSs.
Duo: All right! Looks like I got here first! All right! Looks like I got here first! Alright! I got here first.
Duo looks over his shoulder and sees Wing Gundam arrive.
Duo: What took you, Heero? Don't worry, I left you some action! What took you, Heero?! Don't worry, I left you some action! You're late, Heero. But I didn't forget to leave you some.
Heero uses Wing Gundam's Buster rifle and machine cannons, and the resulting damage fills the base with heavy smoke.
Soldier: Dammit! I can't see a thing! I can't see a thing! Shit! Can't see a damn thing!
Wing Gundam's foot crushes the MS as Heero makes an assault on the main tower of the complex.
Soldier: Argggh!    
Heero fires Wing Gundam's buster rifle at the tower.
Heero: Mission complete. Mission complete. Mission completed.
Ext. Tallgeese. Otto approaches, warns, and then destroys a number of Aries MS that attempt to block his way to Sanc.
Otto: Out of my way! I can't withstand much more! Don't get in my way! I don't know how long I can stand this! Don't interfere with me... I won't last too long, anyway.
Ext. In an OZ helicopter on the way to Sanc. Zechs and Noin sit in the cargo area of the craft.
Zechs: Hurry up! Hurry up! Hurry!
Officer: Yes, sir! Yes, sir!  
Zechs: [thinks] If only I'd been able to pilot the Tallgeese this would have never happened! If only I'd been able to pilot the Tallgeese this never would have happened! If I had been able to handle Tallgeese, this wouldn't have happened...
Ext. Day. Sanc base.
Officer in Sanc: The new type of mobile suit is approaching fast! The new type of mobile suit is approaching fast! The unknown Mobile Suit is approaching again!
Commander: Direct all laser cannons at that suit! Direct all laser beams at that suit! All laser beam cannons set sights on it and fire!
Int. Tallgeese. The MS takes direct fire from the barrage directed at it from Sanc.
Otto: LONG LIVE KING ZECHS! LONG LIVE KING ZECHS! Zechs! BANZAI!
There is a large explosion, visible from the helicopter approaching the city from across the water.
Int. OZ helicopter on the way to Sanc. The explosion flattens out and fades.
Zechs: Otto... Otto... Otto...
Ext. Sanc Base. The Tallgeese MS lies crashed into the fortifications surrounding the base. Inside the MS, Otto sits, slumped and unmoving at the controls.
Ext. Royal Palace of Sanc. Zechs walks through a grand hall, now in disrepair. He pushes a curtain aside and enters a room with a portrait of his father. He pauses in front of the image, removes his mask and places it on a table in front of the painting, and begins to speak.
Zechs: It took me thirteen years to return to these grounds. Father, forgive your son. There's been much bloodshed along the way and I've only been able to live a lifestyle that counters your teachings, based on the principles of total pacifism. My hands, they are too stained with blood. I'm completely unfit to lead the Peacecraft monarchy. It took me 13 years to return to these grounds. Please forgive me, Father. There's been much bloodshed along the way and I've only been able to live a lifestyle that counters your pacifist teachings. My hands are too stained with blood. I'm completely unfit to head the Peacecraft monarchy. It took me 13 long years to return and stand on this land again. Please forgive me, Father. But I could not become a peace advocate like you. Everything I've done these past years are the opposite of what you would have done. My hands are stained with blood. Therefore, I can't ascend to the throne and restore the House of Peacecraft...
Zechs picks up a hinged, framed photograph from the table, on the left is a picture of a younger Relena, on the right, a younger image of himself holding his baby sister.
Zechs: But I'm sure she would be able to lead the country in the manner you'd intended. I will fight to make that happen. I have failed you. But I'm sure she would be able to head the country as you'd intended. I'll fight to make that happen. I've failed you. However, she will be the one to restore your ideal kingdom, Father... And I will fight for her sake.
Zechs bows his head to the portrait of his father.
Zechs: Please forgive me. Please forgive me. So, please forgive this hopeless son of yours.
Zechs picks up his mask.
Ext. Island base, day. The base is smoking and obviously damaged.
Ext. School across the bay from the base. The students stand by the railing overlooking the bay and look out over at the smoldering base.
Students: [overlapping voices] I hear it was attacked!? Think the colonies did it? That's scary! It was attacked!? Think the colonies did it? That's scary! So the base was attacked?! Was that done by the colonies? How scary...
A familiar pink limousine pulls up in front of the school, and Relena steps out of the car and calls out.
Relena: Heero! Heero! Heero!
Heero and Duo pass by Relena, and Duo calls out to her casually.
Duo: Hey, good lookin'! Pretty nice day today, huh. Well, gotta get to class; I'll see ya later… Morning, good looking! Pretty nice day today, huh. Gotta get to class. Good morning, Miss. What beautiful weather we're having, huh? Well, if you'll excuse us we have a class.
Relena: Let me stay by you a little longer. I wanna be stronger, just like you. Let me stay by you a little longer. I wanna be stronger, just like you. Just for a little while please let me be near you. Until I become just as strong as you...
Title: To be continued… To be continued To be continued
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  Battles that risk lives only produce mistakes. Then what meaning does Otto's death have? Lady Une announces a plan to transport Taurus, the space mobile suits, to the Siberian Base. However, this is in fact a pretense to wipe out the Gundams. In his battle with Zechs, Heero makes a final decision. Next, on Gundam Wing, episode 10: Heero, Distracted by Defeat. Battles that risk lives only produce mistakes. Then what meaning does Otto's death have? Lady Une announces a plan to transport Tauruses the space mobile suits, to the Siberian Base. However, it's just a pretense to wipe out the Gundams. In his battle with Zechs, Heero makes a final decision. Next, on Gundam Wing, episode 10: Heero, Distracted by Defeat A battle risking your life to make up for your mistakes means. But then what does Otto's death mean? Lady Une proposes a plan for relocating OZ's space-type Mobile Suits factories to Siberia. But that turns out to be her secret plan to destroy the Gundams. In the middle of a battle with Zechs, Heero makes the finial decision. Next time on Gundam Wing: Episode 10 HEERO BLASTED INTO PIECES

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