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Athrun in the Justice assists Kira fight against the Forbidden, Raider, and Calamity. As the fight continues, the three Earth Alliance pilots argue with one another, but they are interrupted when they are struck by intense pain. The Earth Alliance are forced to retreat and regroup. The two friends reunite and Athrun must decide whether he should continue obeying his father's orders or fight for what he believes in.
Notes & Trivia
- During the Boosted Men's friendly fire, Calamity's beam cannon sounds were played when Orga yells to Shani before it was fired. This was fixed in the HD Remastered broadcast.
- When Orga has suffered withdrawal symptoms, the sound effect was missing.
HD Remaster Changes
Italicized lines are additional revisions featured in the BD/DVD releases.
- Shani's withdrawal symptoms were slightly slowed down.
- Several scenes from the Special Edition release is added in this episode:
- Clotho/Raider and Shani/Forbidden seeing Justice for the first time.
- Pacing speed changes:
- The Raider swinging its hammer.
- The Calamity intervening the battle by firing its cannons.
- The Forbidden diving down.
- The Raider dodging shots from both the Justice and the Calamity.
- Newly Animated scenes:
- New scenes of Dearka/Buster, Mwu/Perfect Strike and the M1 Astray team were added.
- Forbidden firing his Plasma Induction Cannon on the Freedom with Shani yelling his battle cry.
- The Raider deflecting Justice's beam saber.
- The Calamity landing one of the ships.
- The Calamity taking off from the field of Destroyed M1 Astray units, and Calamity firing his cannons.
- A scene of the Raider dodging Forbidden's reflected beam in Mobile Armor form.
- Some scenes of the Freedom & Justice fighting Forbidden, including a new kick scene for the Justice.
- The Calamity firing at the Forbidden, with Orga's animated still slightly moved down.
- The Freedom and the Justice with Calamity's beam passing through them.