Celestial Being has valiantly destroyed the satellite weapon Memento Muri, which wiped out the capital city of a Middle Eastern nation with one blow from space. While being pursued by the A-LAWS forces, however, they are forced to crash-land on Earth. Setsuna and his mobile suit are separated from the rest of Celestial Being, and Setsuna is confronted by the leader of the Innovators, the puppet master of the world government, who claims that he is the one who should pilot the 00 Gundam.
Meanwhile, an apocalyptic disaster unfolds around one of the orbital elevators, as a dissident group within the Earth Sphere Federation Forces dares to carry out a coup d’etat against the cruel polices of the Innovators. A spectacular aeriel battle ensues as the Gundams and the enemy mobile suits witness the aftermath of the catastrophe.