Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny is a 2004 anime television series animated/prodcued by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. It is a direct sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and its story makes up a majority of the plot to Knights of the Multiverse Season 2.
Featured Characters Edit
- Shinn Asuka
- Rey Za Burrel
- Lunamaria Hawke
- Meyrin Hawke
- Stella Loussier
- Auel Neider
- Sting Oakley
- Gilbert Durandal
- Athrun Zala
- Cagalli Yula Athha
- Kira Yamato
- Lacus Clyne
Changes from Source Material Edit
Unlike most of the shows featured in KotM, SEED Destiny's story has been reworked from the ground up.
- The most pressing thing to acknowledge is that Shinn is the main character throughout the entire story arc, and Kira doesn't the spotlight near the end.
- Shinn's team is part of the ORB Union instead of ZAFT, complete with Luna and Rey piloting M1 Astrays and the Impulse Gundam being created by ORB engineers as a next-gen Strike Gundam. This ties into Shinn's rewritten motivation, where he blames his family's deaths on the Alliance Forces, since they were the ones who launched the brutal attack on ORB in the first place. He also sort of blames Kira and the Freedom Gundam as well since it was his shot that dealt the killing blow, but he's smart enough to see the bigger picture, knowing that he was just doing it to protect the nation.
- Several characters and plotlines have been dropped completely:
- Characters that died in SEED and spontaniously came back for... really, no good reason like Mu La Flaga and Andrew Waltfeld stay dead, meaning that the Neo Roanoke subplot has been dropped completely.
- Meer Campbell, ZAFT's Lacus impersonator, has also been removed.
- The subplot with Cagalli having an arranged marriage to Yuna Roma Seiran is also dropped. In fact, to distance the series from that plotline even more, Cagalli and Athrun are already engaged by the time they're introduced.
- Kira and the crew of the Archangel don't interfere with the battles at all. In fact, they don't appear in KotM until Season 3, where they're tricked into joining Thrust's Guild of the Multiverse.
- To poke fun at how easily the grunt units are disposed of in SEED and SEED Destiny, all of the Earth Alliance and LOGOS's are IN CANON considered to have the weakest armor in the series (yes, even weaker than some of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s robots).
- The Zakus and Goufs created by ZAFT are instead created by LOGOS, with the explanation of them taking inspiration from Zeon's old mobile suits of the same name and wanting to show off how superior the Cosmic Era's technology is compared to the Universal Century's. But again, in this series, they are CANONICALLY some of the weakest grunts in the series.