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The Descending Sword is Phase-35 (Phase-33 in the HD Remastered) of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. It first aired in Japan on June 7, 2003 and in the United States on December 18, 2004. The remastered episode aired in Japan in 2011.


Operation Spitbreak is initiated, with both ZAFT and the Earth Alliance believing they have outsmarted the other. The Archangel is left behind to be destroyed in a calculated plan that would decimate everyone on the battlefield, until Kira arrives to save them.


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Murrue: Note that I, Murrue Ramius, Captain of the Archangel made this decision, and therefore no other crew member is in any way responsible!
Mu: Don't put so much pressure on yourself.
Murrue: This ship will now abandon this battleground and retreat! Send a message to all other Alliance ships, to follow us! Engine, full speed!

Murrue Ramius and Mu La Flaga, after having been told about the Atlantic Federations plan, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, The Descending Sword

ZAFT! Earth Alliance! I call upon both Forces! Any moment now, the Cyclops System will activate and the Alaska base will self-destruct! I ask both Forces cease battle at once and retreat from this area!

Kira Yamato, warning ZAFT and Earth Alliance Forces about the Cyclops System, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, The Descending Sword