And Heero died.
Just like that.
I swear on those flowers.
I will come back and fight for you.
THE RELUCTANT SOLDIERS
After having inflicted devastating damage, OZ keeps sweeping away the
remaining forces of the World Federation.
More battles are expected around the globe since the Federation Armed
Forces are entrenched in numerous nations.
Oh, you're awake!
I'll go get Trowa right now.
You can't get out of bed yet.
Your friend woke up.
Hey, are you hungry?
I'll get you some soup, ok?
Where am I?
A circus group on tour.
I've been with them a while now.
Why did you save my life?
I had to die there.
You are already dead.
Despite our patient attempts for a peaceful solution, the rebels refuse
to listen to us.
They keep committing acts of sabotage all over the world.
No matter what the discussion...
It's been a month since then.
All OZ has been doing so far is putting the remaining opposing nations on
Earth under its control.
I've been unconscious for a month?!
You're already history as far as OZ is concerned.
So you are no longer bound to duty for the colonies.
I wish I were, too.
Are you under pressure?
I've received no orders since then, as a matter of fact.
I couldn't possibly be as decisive as you were.
If OZ challenged us again using the colonies as hostage, I have
absolutely no idea what to do.
Should I follow in your footsteps?
Let me tell you one thing.
It hurts to die.
Trowa is laughing out loud.
I've never seen him like that.
This is the first time I've ever asked anyone for a favor.
Please tell me everything that happened while I was unconscious.
What a lively creature you are...
Let's go, everyone!
This is Sally.
What the hell is going on?!
It's a gorilla attack, Col. Bund!
Don't let them get away!
We'll get rid of them all once and for all!
In a mountain area of Central Asia, within the borders of what used to be
a peace-orientated leader of a small country was assassinated.
He had advocated the demilitarization of the region, and stood up to
challenge the military rule.
It was a coup d'etat orchestrated by the Federation.
After the assassination, Col. Bund, the main conspirator in the coup,
renounced unarmed neutrality and pushed a massive arms build up to secure
As OZ started dismembering the Federation, many independent countries
faced civil wars like this.
I did it!
What's wrong, Sally?
You return to your homeland after being gone for so many years, only to
get involved in such a mess...
I was the one who decided to come home.
Is everyone alright?
It was a success!
Leo, the land type Mobile Suit?!
It's a direct order from Col.
Don't let anyone get away!
There they are!
They're climbing the slope!
That thing's no use against Mobile Suits!
Maybe I can at least destroy its main camera!
We won't ask you to surrender!
Leave them alone!
W-what is that?!
I have no intention of fighting.
We can do it!
Do not underestimate Nataku!
Why is a Gundam here?
Weaklings should not fight!
Why do you have to fight an enemy that you know that you can't beat?
Because someone has to do it!
Did someone order you to fight?
We are all fighting by our own free will.
I don't understand.
You look very tired.
Why don't you come with us and relax for a while?
At least we know he's not our enemy.
Are you sure?
I'll send you the images now, Sir.
This is definitely a Gundam.
This is what's overwhelming OZ, huh?
We're heading back.
Did you sleep well last night?
You didn't have to come with me.
I'm just getting food for the troop.
I owe you.
It's we that owe you.
It wasn't I who saved you.
It was Nataku.
Is that the name of the Gundam?
This is all of it.
Watch your mouth, old man!
Please stop it!
All I asked was for you to pay us every once in a while...
Who the hell do you think lets you conduct your business here, in the
first place, huh?
We're risking our lives protecting you, and you demand we pay you?
What did you say you guys were protecting?
All you guys do is mess up this country with that damned Bund guy, isn't
What the hell...?!
I'll teach you to pay for that!
W-what the hell are you doing?!
I'll get you back!
Thank you, Wufei.
You saved me again.
Why do you fight knowing you can't win?
I have no right to say such things.
I'm a coward.
I don't know why you are telling me that.
I was defeated.
By a man who was stronger than I was.
And I realized that I was a coward who could only beat those who were
weaker than myself.
That doesn't make you a quitter.
Didn't you keep fighting for the colonies to bring back peace to them?
I have no right to pilot Nataku.
But you saved us with it yesterday.
Because you guys were weak.
We are weak.
But we are not quitters at the same time.
Being weak only brings us more support.
And to you, too.
I have no right to fight with Nataku.
After analyzing all the data we have, it's safe to say that this is the
area where the guerrillas are hiding out.
We know where they are, but there's still the Gundam.
Its destructive power is beyond our imagination.
If we fight against it straight, we might as well ruin the whole country.
Why don't we just ask OZ for help?
Form a military pact, for instance...
I oppose it!
It'll give OZ a great opportunity to enter the internal affairs of our
Our independence will be jeopardized!
Unless we fight by ourselves, the world will regard us as an incompetent
Is that what you want, Sir?
Major Nagaki, I just don't want to lose our outstanding officers like
Thank you, Sir!
But we are here to fight risking our lives, and we are all pledged to our
declaration of independence to do so.
That's right, Colonel!
We have to defend our homeland by ourselves!
That's what independence is all about!
I'm glad to know of your rock solid commitment!
We will fight against them using all we've got!
For our nation!
Sally, thanks a lot.
What happened to that boy?
Well, I'm sure he won't leave us without taking that huge thing.
I wonder if he's willing to fight with us.
No one should insist he fight for anything right now.
Why is that?
He's suffering from his past.
Apparently, people expected too much of him, and he wasn't able to meet
So he thinks he's a failure.
If you think so.
After all, you're the Federation Army surgeon.
The government forces!
The government forces are attacking us!
Everyone, get ready!
Scout chopper is reporting in.
The guerrillas are equipped with several anti-Mobile Suit missiles!
After a massive attack with missiles, advance the Mobile Suit troops.
Don't be scared by the missile attack!
Concentrate on the Mobile Suits!
Where's the Gundam?
Confirm its location!
We found the Gundam!
The Gundam is not responding!
I'll send you the image!
That's a camouflage net.
So the pilot isn't in it yet, huh?
Col. Bund, the Gundam is not responding!
I'm not sure for how long but this is a great chance for us!
I'll dispatch the main forces!
It looks like everything is going well.
For us and for you...
Is that the one?
The Mobile Suit forces are going to secure the Gundam.
Missile troop, take precaution and set your sights on the Gundam and be
ready to fire at any moment.
This is the missile troop!
An enemy attack!
They're OZ's Aries!
OZ is attacking our troops!
Nagaki-kun, those OZ forces are on our side.
To help us defend our nation from the threat of Gundam, OZ sent us
But some of our officers went over to the enemy side in protest.
What are you saying...?!
That is the scenario.
I'm sure that OZ will bring peace to this country.
The people will also support it.
The people will never accept OZ's rule!
OZ says that it'll let us self-govern the nation.
Of course, I will remain as the head of state.
Thanks for all the work, Nagaki-kun.
How dare you betray our motherland for your own gain!
That damned Bund!
He sold out our country to OZ!
The same stupid war by the same stupid people!
I did it!
One more shot and it will be over!
Hey, are you alright?
They got me... because I was weak...
But you're strong...
Please beat... OZ...
What a mess!
This place is no longer safe.
We can hold them here for a little while.
What are you saying, Sally?!
Why can't you fight with us?!
I'm... not capable.
Don't be ridiculous!
If I had a machine like that...
Are you alright...
Please... please end... this chaos...
War does nothing but bring people misery.
That's why you always have to have a solid purpose.
Sally, what are you doing?
You are capable of helping weak people.
I want you to remember that You're a man with a warm heart.
Stop such a ridiculous thing!
I'm doing this because I know this is the only thing I can do for you...
To make you wake up.
And my heart knows it's worth it.
I'm not worthy to operate you.
But right now, lend me your strength!
It looks like everything is almost over.
All we need to do now is secure the Gundam...
The Gundam is moving!
5 Aries in a matter of seconds...
Colonel, we have only one Aries left!
Have it protect our transport!
I won't let you go!
Bund is gone, but I'm sure OZ will continue to seek control over this
Why do you keep on fighting?
It sounds corny, doesn't it?
For justice, freedom and peace Everyone says the same thing.
But I believe in my own justice, just as everyone else does the same.
What about you?
What is your justice?
Whoever is right must be strong...
A weak person like myself has no right to pilot Nataku.
Your heart isn't weak.
You have a strong heart.
And what is a man without a strong heart good for?
Please come help us again when you are ready to fight with Nataku.
So you'll keep on fighting even if you're still weak?
Well, I believe I have a strong heart, too.
Hey, attention please!
Guess where we're going next?
We're invited to an OZ base!
So I'd like to come up with something special for this honorable
Can you think of something dazzling and smashing?
Something that the soldiers would love?
Boss, leave it to me.
You've got an idea?
No doubt the soldiers will love this.
Listen to that!
Trowa the Quiet, is assuring us, so it must be really good!
I'll leave this to you, Trowa!
I'll leave the food and the car-keys.
You have to stay here and recuperate first.
What are you going to do?
This idea of waging war with the Gundam was not based on the unanimous
will of my colony.
The operation was planned by only a Handful of extremists who held a
grudge against the Federation.
I don't disagree with being driven according to one's emotion.
That's at least how I was told.
But we can't give OZ another reason to justify an attack on the colonies.
And this is my own decision.
Besides, I'm just the same as you.
A man driven by emotion...
So this is what you were telling me about?
Look forward to it.
I guarantee it's the biggest surprise you'll ever experience.
I'm counting on you, kid.
This is going to be the biggest show for us yet, you know?
And my last, best performance as far as I'm concerned...
To be continued
Are there any decent officers in OZ's staff, the majority of which is
comprised of young officers?
Now with its unparalleled military dominance, they keep carrying out
unnecessary massacres of innocent people.
And OZ finally starts invading the colonies.
To defend the colonies, Trowa goes on his last battle.
In front of the young man who is ready to die, Catherine stands up.
Next time on Gundam Wing
Episode 13: CATHERINE'S TEAR