SVMS-01Z Union Flag Custom III
(This unit meant to follow after the SVMS-O1X Union Flag Custom II mechdev, and takes part in an alternative Anno Domini era, the story is almost the same with several changes made in the story to hopefully make it more epic.)
Episode 1: The Angels Second Advent
Setsuna thinks to himself that nothing has changed. Another automaton closes in, and Setsuna destroys it again. Setsuna and Saji enter a hangar, and when the door opens Saji is shocked to see the Gundam Exia. Outside, Zinin doesn't understand why the automatons have been destroyed, and Araga is attacked by the Gundam Exia, which is still damaged from Setsuna's battle four years earlier with Graham. Louise's eyes change color when she sees the Gundam Exia, and elsewhere Ribbons is surprised by its appearance. Louise's head hurts from the pain, and Zinin continues to engage Setsuna. Zinin asks why Celestial Being has appeared now, and Setsuna declares that he'll destroy people who do horrible things. Although his shield is destroyed, Zinin dodges Setsuna's attacks and declares that a five year old Gundam can't compete with the Ahead. Araga also attacks Setsuna and asks Louise to back up Zinin, but she's in a state of panic and doesn't respond. Zinin attacks Setsuna with a beam saber and cuts off one of the Gundam Exia's legs, followed by its right arm. Araga speeds in to make the killing blow with his lance, but it's destroyed by a blast from the incoming Seravee Gundam.
On the Ptolemaios 2, Feldt is glad that Setsuna is alive, and Mileina says Wang's intel is great. Feldt then comments that Setsuna will probably be surprised to see Lasse, and Ian is glad that Setsuna is back so that he can put the Gundam Exia's solar reactor into the 00 Gundam. But then Ian is shocked to find out that Exia is using a fake GN drive, instead of the real one. Setsuna tells him the drive got seperated from him in the fight with the Over flag mobile suit. He used the last particles of the Exia to grab an fake GN drive and hid for 3 years to get this drive working properly with the Exia. Ian then wonders where the real GN drive could be. Setsuna comments that he feels that the drive isn't destroyed.
Episode 2: Just One Drive
Three months earlier, Celestial Being conducts a test on the 00 Gundam inside an asteroid base at Lagrange point 3. In the cockpit, Tieria performs a test activation of the twin GN drive system, and Ian comments that it'll work if the synchronization rate exceeds 80 percent. However, an error occurs and the sync rate plummets to zero. Ian wonders why it isn't working, and Lasse comments that their last hope is the GN Drive from the Gundam Exia.
Nearby, Setsuna's shuttle gets an encrypted message from the Ptolemaios 2. With A-LAWS forces approaching, Tieria launches in the Seravee Gundam. Sumeragi asks what their suit strength is, and Setsuna tells her that they only have the Seravee Gundam, but the 00 Gundam will soon be ready. Sumeragi then contacts the ship and sends over a battle plan, and Lasse is impressed that Setsuna brought her back. Zinin orders his forces to split their attack between the ship and Tieria, but they suddenly come under attack from GN missiles. Sumeragi gives Setsuna course corrections, and Tieria uses his bazooka to destroy a GN-XIII. The other units move to attack the ship while Zinin attacks Tieria. Setsuna tells Ian to launch the 00 Gundam and hands over the shuttle controls to Lockon. Setsuna then ejects from the shuttle and uses his thrusters to boost over to the launch catapult. Against Ian's objections, Setsuna uses Trans-Am to activate the 00 Gundam, but the sync rate stops at 42 percent. Zinin breaks past Tieria and opens fire on the 00 Gundam, but Ian then restarts the system with the programming of a single GN Drive and in seconds it activates and blocks the shot with its GN shield. Setsuna then launches in the 00 Gundam and opens fire on Zinin. A GN-XIII tosses out a beam diffusing grenade, but Setsuna moves in close and slices the suit in half. Ian comments that unit is now functioning like the seravee with only a single GN drive but they need Exia's real GN drive to try to complete the twin drive system.
Episode 3: Allelujah Rescue Operation
It's interesting to see how much characters like Setsuna and Tieria have changed during the time skip. Setsuna acts more like a leader now, and Tieria seems to be more considerate of people. Four years ago, he'd have never signed off on Setsuna running off to rescue Marina, and he'd have judged Allelujah a failure for being held prisoner. Although it was heavily damaged, we see that the UN forces did capture the GN Drive-less Gundam Kyrios, which makes me wonder if they've secretly been reverse engineering it for the last four years.
Episode 4: The Reason for Fighting
On an A-LAWS mobile suit carrier in the Arabian Sea, Goodman calls Kati incompetent because of the last battle and says Arba Lindt will be in charge now. After she leaves, Lindt comments to Goodman that one of the Gundam pilots is apparently of Middle Eastern descent, and since they have Marina, he plans to set a trap in the Strait of Hormuz. Goodman authorizes the use of the Trilobite mobile armor, and Lindt says he wants an extra man on the operation - Graham, aka Mr. Bushido. Kati thinks about the strategy used during the last battle and wonders where she's seen it before.
Setsuna then launches in the 00 Gundam and uses his swords to slice the Trilobite apart. Setsuna grabs onto the Arios Gundam, and Allelujah uses Trans-Am to reach the surface faster. Lindt is shocked to see the 00 Gundam jump out of the water and orders the mobile suits to launch. Setsuna rushes in to attack the bridge, but he's knocked aside by Graham's new custom Overflag wich releases now green GN Particles. Graham attacks with his beam sabers and recognizes Setsuna's fighting style.
Ian notices this and comments that the GN drive has fallen in the hands of their foe, and they must try whatever they can to get the GN drive back from the A-Laws.
Homer welcomes his nephew Billy into the fold and assigns him to the task of developing new mobile suits. On the Ptolemaios 2, Sumeragi puts on her new uniform, but it's a bit small and fits tightly on her. Billy thinks to himself that Sumeragi was using him all along and trampled over his feelings.
Episode 5: Burning Homeland
The Ptolemaios 2 picks up the A-LAWS suits, so Sumeragi orders the Gundams to launch. A battle alert is sounded at the Katharon base, and some members wonder if Celestial Being sold them out. Some members want to strike first, but Klaus wants to wait for Celestial Being support. Katharon's Tierens and Realdos attack, but Soma and Andrei take them out. An Ahead flies over the base and drops its automaton containers. The automatons deploy and immediately start mowing down Katharon members. Lockon, Tieria and Allelujah arrive, and Soma chases after Lockon. Graham breaks off and says he doesn't feel like fighting. Soma chases Lockon and stops when she sees the automatons killing people, and Lockon shoots them with his beam pistol. Allelujah destroys a GN-XIII, and Tieria destroys another with his double bazooka. Lockon finishes off the automatons and turns his attention to Soma, forcing her to fall back. Later, the Ptolemaios 2 arrives, and Sumeragi is horrified by the carnage. Soma thinks to herself that she exists to fight, but she's tried to be happy like normal people. She wonders if this is her punishment for that. Saji sees the smoking ruin of the Katharon base and realizes it was all his fault. Elsewhere, Setsuna and Marina fly through the clouds and are shocked to see Azadistan's capital in flames. Realizing that no mere terrorist could do that much destruction, Setsuna spots the Arche Gundam and wonders if it's Ali who's piloting it.
Episode 6: Scar
As Kai outlines the battle plan, Graham rudely interrupts and declares that he'll take on the 00 Gundam himself. Zinin steps in and says he wants to see what the independent Mr. Bushido can do. In the air, Tieria launches in the Seravee Gundam, followed by Allelujah in the Arios Gundam. As Lockon prepares to launch in the Cherudim Gundam, he tells Haro they have to be serious today. Saji asks Lasse if he can help, but Lasse tells him the sentiment is enough. As the A-LAWS squad approaches, Zinin says he'll leave the 00 Gundam to Graham. Soma, Andrei and Louise break off into a smaller team to attack Allelujah. A GN-XIII attacks Tieria, but Lockon snipes it while flying above the water. Soma attacks Allelujah directly, and Louise is almost hit by the Ptolemaios 2's cannons. Kati decides to switch tactics and realizes that she's not facing Sumeragi. Graham speeds in toward Setsuna, and he notes that Setsuna's aim has improved. Zinin attacks Lockon, and Andrei tells him that Louise is attacking the ship. Saji runs into Ian in the corridor and says he wants to help. Zinin attacks Tieria, who comments that A-LAWS pilots are very experienced. Ian and Saji take up positions with the beam cannons, and Louise's GN-XIII approaches at high speed. Ian tells Saji to shoot, but Saji hesitates and thinks to himself that if he kills, he'll be the same as him. Ian yells at him to shoot, and as Louise rushes in, Saji begins to press the trigger. Graham attacks Setsuna with a beam saber and several shots from his GN launcher and wonders if Setsuna is holding back. Soma slashes into the Arios Gundam's arm, and Setsuna activates the Trans-Am system as does to setsuna's suprise Graham as well.
Episode 7: Reunion and Separation
Graham slices apart one of Setsuna's swords and wonders if Setsuna is holding back or insulting him. Allelujah asks Soma to stop attacking, but she presses forward and cuts into the Arios Gundam with her beam saber. Setsuna activates Trans-Am and attacks Graham, which is exactly what Graham wanted and Graham activates his own Trans-Am. The two suits then start to parry their weapons with eachother. Graham slowly gains the upperhand in the fight and pushes Setsuna into defense, but then they come to a stalemate as both units Trans-Am shut down. Zinin tells his men to attack the 00 Gundam, but at the same time Tieria and Lockon arrive as backup. Sumeragi orders the 00 Gundam to fall back, and the ship fires smoke torpedoes to cover their attack.
Episode 8: Pure Distortion
Setsuna also has an encounter with Louise, and it's interesting that the mention of Saji sets off her condition. Patrick makes his debut appearance of the season, and we also see Revive and Hilling adding to the Innovator ranks. After a solid set of verbal confrontations, everything ends with another cliffhanger now that Ali has shown up looking for a fight.
Episode 9: Unerasable Past
Regene then mentions the 00 gundam and wonders if it's something Celestial Being made themselves, or if it's another part of Aeolia's legacy like Trans-Am. Ribbons says it doesn't matter because that kind of performance is inferior to the Gadessa, which Revive will prove in the next battle. Wang gets a report that the Meisters escaped, and she believes opposing the Innovators will accelerate reform.
Graham visits Billy and sees he's developing a new mobile suit. Billy mentions the Mr. Bushido name, and Graham explains that it's something everyone else came up and he finds annoying. Billy asks Graham what he wants, and Graham says he wants a new mobile suit with the strongest speed and sword. Billy agrees on the condition that Graham bring down Celestial Being, and Graham says that's all he lives for.
Billy notices the time and asks Graham if he's supposed to be part of the upcoming attack, but Graham answers that he has only interest in the gundams, and shall use his license to operate on his own.
Li's cruiser opens fire, and two GN-XIIIs are destroyed by the 00 Gundam. Li realizes that it must've launched during the atmospheric escape. Setsuna opens fire and destroys the cruiser, killing Li. The A-LAWS forces fall back, and Feldt reports that a message came in from them. Feldt reads the message from Kati, which congratulates the tactics of Leesa Kujo. Sumeragi thinks about Kati, who she and Billy attended college with. She's surprised that Kati is in A-LAWS and says she can't escape from her unerasable past. At A-LAWS headquarters, Homer is informed that Li was killed. He doesn't want anymore causalities, so he figures all that's left is to rely on the Innovators. In space, Ian and his wife Linda take a look at the 0 Raiser support fighter, which he says that this could make the 00 Gundam unbeatable if they can get the second GN drive and make it work.
Episode 10: Light From the Sky
The Ptolemaios 2 goes on battle alert, and Marie feels something through her quantum brainwaves. Setsuna launches first in the 00 Gundam and opens fire on Bring's Garazzo, which blocks the attack with a GN field. Bring then attacks with his beam saber claw and destroys one of Setsuna's swords. Lockon provides cover fire from the Cherudim Gundam, while Tieria launches in his Gundam firing several shots from his GN Cannons. Bring then retreats, and Lasse notes that that happened very quickly. He wonders what's going on, and Sumeragi explains that it's a message from the enemy that they're in the area, as well as a chance to show off their new mobile suit and orders the gundam to dock.
As the Gundam start docking, the Ptolemaios 2 gets hit by an incoming GN beam. The gundam 00 is the only gundam that hadn´t docked yet and gets ready to fight the second incoming unit. Its custom flag from Graham that attack the 00 Gundam, he states that he is here to destroy setsuna.
Both units then started to fight eachother at maximum power, Ian says they should grab this chance to capture the real GN Drive. Sumeragi orders setsuna to stall the flag so that they can launch the remaining gundams to capture the unit.
Setsuna nods and says that he heard the order. He quikly activates the Trans-Am and Graham quikly follows. As both units clash into eachother. Sumerage gives a battleplan to Lockon,Tiera and Allelujah.
Graham laughs as he gets excited by fighting setsuna again, he notes that setsuna has stopped hiding his skill and fights him head on. Graham gains the upperhand again, but notices that the Trans-Am is almost done and deactivates the system turning around to flee, but then a GN beam gazes by that dodged barely. He notices that the 3 other gundams had launched.
He yells that this isn't the noble fight that he wanted, but setsuna responds that they need that GN drive and will do anything to win it back. Graham then parry the blades of the 00 gundam and evades another incoming combined shot from the cherubim gundam and the seravee gundam.
As he tries to flee the Arios gundam cuts his path. Graham curses the gundams as the GN type II blade slices horizontal trough the torso dissecting the unit in 2. Graham opens his cockpit wich was in lower section of the unit and sees the gundam grabbing the torso and docking quikly with the Ptolemaios 2 wich turns about and leaves the area.
Unit type: custom mobile suit
Overall height: 17.9 meters
Overall weight: 80.2 metric tons
Equipment: GN Drive, Trans-Am, anti-beam coating, booster unit, GN defense rod.
Pilot: Graham Aker