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Volume 3

 

Review by Chris Guanche

May 7, 2001

 

Summary

 

A plane carrying Relena arrives at the Romefeller Foundation headquarters. She meets with Duke Dermail and asks what his intentions are. He wants to create order from chaos by abusing the resources of the colonies. He intends to end the war by destroying the Gundams and the country that supports them: the Sanc Kingdom. Planes carrying mobile dolls arrive at the Sanc Kingdom and release the mobile suits. Duo and Wufei head out into battle first and immediately destroy Virgo mobile dolls. Trowa still doesn't remember anything, but he goes out in cannon equipped Gundam Heavyarms to support Quatre and the Gundam Sandrock. Heero decides to use the Gundam Epyon because it has higher destructive capability than the Wing Gundam. At the same time, Zechs launches from Peacemillion with Wing Zero to return to Earth. Heero finds that he is having trouble controlling the Gundam Epyon's Zero System. Relena doesn't want any more destruction, so she surrenders and dissolves the Sanc Kingdom.

 

With the mobile dolls in retreat, the battle is over. Heero decides to see if Relena is working for Romefeller. Near Romefeller headquarters, he encounters Zechs and Wing Zero. The Zero System says Zechs is his enemy, so he attacks. As they fight, Relena comes to watch them. Heero ejects from Epyon and asks if she is working for Romefeller. She says yes, and as he is about to shoot her, Zechs shoots the gun out of his hands. Mobile dolls approach, so Heero takes Wing Zero and attacks Zechs and Epyon. Zechs retreats and is contacted by Treize, who says they will both have to become major players again in the world. Zechs is then contacted by Quinze, the leader of the colonial revolutionary force White Fang, and he wants Zechs to become their leader. Relena is named Queen of the World Nation and gives a speech to the Romefeller Foundation. She finds Heero waiting to shoot her, but she continues to give her speech and says Romefeller must disarm for peace.

 

The Foundation seems to support her, and Dermail wants to kill her. Dorothy instead convinces him to establish a power base in space with Tubarov. In space, White Fang seizes control of OZ's battleship Libra and its mobile doll production facilities. The five pilots and Noin leave Earth and join Howard on Peacemillion. The White Fang makes an announcement, and Zechs, using the name Milliardo Peacecraft, declares his intention to destroy Earth, which oppresses the colonies. Treize seizes control of the World Nation and allows Relena to go to space. Barge begins moving to attack Libra. The pilots launch, and a battle begins when mobile dolls attack. Libra fires its main cannon and completely destroys Barge. Treize makes an announcement to the colonies that he will punish White Fang. Relena goes to Libra to speak to Zechs, but he won't listen to her.

 

The pilots decide who to join and realize both must be destroyed. At the satellite MO-II, Treize uses the Tallgeese II to lead a massive force of space Leos against White Fang. On Libra, Zechs asks the mad scientists to adjust the mobile doll targeting systems. When battle begins, the Virgo II mobile dolls don't fight the Leos. Zechs goes out in the Gundam Epyon and asks Heero to join him. Heero refuses, and Zechs asks him to rescue Relena inside Libra. Quinze prepares to fire at Treize, and Lady Une launches from MO-II in the Wing Gundam. She pushes Treize out of the way, and most of the Wing Gundam is destroyed. Wufei arrives and challenges Treize. Duo is attacked by mobile doll versions of Vayeate and Mercurius. Quinze decides to kill Relena, but Heero shoots the gun out of his hand. Treize attacks Wufei and lets him kill him. As Zechs and Heero fight, the colonies declare they want peace with Earth. Unfortunately, Quinze targeted Libra to slam into Earth. Doctor J tells Heero to channel the power of all the Gundams into the twin buster rifles. The six Gundams then channel their power and destroy Libra. Afterwards, peace is established. Heero says goodbye to Relena because he and the other pilots are leaving to colonize Mars.

 

Commentary

 

Well, there's the end to the abrupt serialization of the TV series. However, things look up a bit at the end. Zechs' depiction is somewhat different, as he makes it much more transparent that he's playing White Fang and using them in an attempt to end war. Also, it seems TOKYOPOP did a better job on this one as far as production values and readability. This volume also features the last of the SD comics, and they're funny as usual.

 

Overall Rating

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