The battle at Armory One continues. Athrun helps Shinn in a ZAKU but fails to harm the three prototypes. Meanwhile, a Mirage Colloid cloaked ship attacks the colony, commanded by a mysterious masked man who pilots a new mobile armor.
“Gundams” were suddenly stolen from PLANT “Armory One” by a mystery group. Orb representative Cagalli Yula Athha, along with Athrun Zala, were having a talk with the new chairman of ZAFT, Gilbert Durandal, when they were met with this misfortune. In order to protect Cagalli, Athrun boarded a ZAKU Warrior by means of an emergency but he soon finds himself in a desperate situation fighting with three Gundams. Just then he is saved by Impulse Gundam, piloted by Shinn Asuka. Chaos, Abyss, and Gaia Gundam clash against Impulse Gundam. Around the same time outside Armory One, the mother ship “Girty Lue” of the special forces which launched the hijack group, commence operation under the orders of Captain Neo Roanoke. They make a surprise attack and sink ZAFT’s escort fleet and destroy the spaceport as well.
The strike team, Sting Oakley, Auel Neider, and Stella Loussier begin their retreat as if in response to this attack.Impulse Gundam and Rey Za Burrel on ZAKU Phantom chase and engage in combat against the three Gundams attempting to escape by blowing a hole into the PLANT’s wall. But Neo piloting MA “Exus” awaited them outside in space. Captain Talia Gladys of ZAFT’s new space battleship “Minerva” decides to launch to deal with this unexpected situation.