Tokyo, 9:19 p.m. The Shinkiro was being restrained by the Valkyrie Squadron's Vincents, the Percival in front of it.
Luciano: It's truly an honor to meet with a criminal of your caliber.
Lelouch: Really? That's pretty funny, coming from a murderer.
Luciano: The killings were justified. It was war, there were terrorists and criminals abound...
Lelouch: Your own teammates.
Luciano: My own teammates- Hey! How did you know about that?
Lelouch: It's the internet. It never forgets.
Luciano: Hmph. Whatever. Hold still, while I pierce through your precious little life.
Lelouch: I'm good, thanks.
The Shinkiro attacked the Percival with the Slash Harkens in its knees, scratching the armor of the Percival, before being retracted, the legs being pulled tighter.
Luciano: Whoa! Didn't know about that... Anyway, where was I...?
Lelouch: I believe you were, as Alistair puts it, "getting wrecked".
The Shinkiro fired its Hadron Cannons at the Percival, but the Percival blocked the shots, with its shield, the arms being pulled tighter, as well.
Luciano: Are you done?
Lelouch: Not until you're dead, we're not.
Luciano: Alright, enough of this shit. Hold him there, ladies.
Valkyrie Squadron: (in unison) Yes, sir!
The Percival began preparing its MVS Particle Drill, the Shinkiro unable to use its Absolute Defense System.
Lelouch: Ah, crap... (changes radio frequency) Alistair, I could use some help, here!
Alistair: (over radio) In what regard? I'm miles away, from you.
Lelouch: Your Geass requires you to see the target, right? Hack into these girls' screens and persuade them to fight for us!
Alistair: You talking about the ones working for the Knight of Ten? Oh, yeah, Kewell's sister's there! Better not disappoint Jeremiah, then.
Inside Marika Soresi's Vincent, Marika was focused on keeping the Shinkiro restrained, and she suddenly saw Alistair Wake's face, as he was in the Masakado.
Marika Soresi: Alistair Wake!
Alistair: (over screen, smiles) Hello!
Marika: You got my brother killed, last year! I'll never forgive you-!
Before Marika could finish her sentance, Alistair activated his Geass, which found her and the other girls in the Valkyrie Squadron, calming them down and making them easy to persuade.
Marika: ...Okay, he was a bit of an elitist racist.
Alistair: True that. Hey, could you girls aid in the defense of Tokyo, instead of devoting yourselves to the Emperor of Ego? You can ditch that dick with the drill.
Valkyrie Squadron: (in unison) Okay!
The Vincents immediately let go of the Shinkiro, retracted their Slash Harkens, and flew off. Luciano was surprised at this, and looked at the Shinkiro, nervously.
Luciano: Um... We can...talk about this, right-?
The Shinkiro immediately shot its Hadron Cannons, again, dealing damage to the Percival.
Meanwhile, the Galahad engaged the Zangetsu, the swords of both Knightmares clashing and sparking, with each contact.
Bismarck: Not bad, at all. Although, I did fight your friend, from China.
Tohdoh: If he gave you a hard time, then so can we. Zero included.
Bismarck: Of that, I have no doubt. A natural tactician, yet also a fine warrior, like you. The axe suits him, well.
Tohdoh: Tell me about it. With that weapon, he dominates melee range. No, wait, I think I've got it. It's why you were called redcoats.
Bismarck: And here I thought Alistair Wake was the comedian. I'm no longer in a mood for one-on-one combat! Come at me!
The Galahad and Zangetsu dashed backwards away from each other, just as the Yorktown arrived, from the north, and the Avalon, from the east. Schneizel intended to observe the battle, only engaging in combat, when attacked, while the Yorktown sent out more Knightmares, with the Lancelot Sigma and Zanzibar's Vincent commanding the forces.
Suzaku: Elsewhere. I still feel like I should pay you back, for making me feel like shit.
Sigma: Wake's allies and friends...will do... Die, Suzaku Kururugi!
The Lancelot Sigma rammed into the Lancelot Conquista, while Zanzibar's Vincent gazed at the Zangetsu.
Bismarck: Ah, he has a grudge with you. The battle made me forget about that.
Tohdoh: I think you can label that under "crap we already know".
Zanzibar's Vincent charged at the Zangetsu, completely ignoring the Galahad, as it relentlessly slashed with its MVS polearm.
Inside the Ikaruga, Kallen was in the cockpit of the fully upgraded Guren, Lloyd and Rakshata ready to pass out, at any second.
Lloyd: Done! Finally done!
Rakshata: The Guren was easy enough to upgrade. We'll have to rebuild the Lancelot, from scratch, if we want the same, for Suzaku.
Lloyd: Way ahead of you. Now, Guren S.E.I.T.E.N.! Fly!
The Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. flew out of the hangar, upgraded with Energy Wings of Cecile's design, and a new Radiant Wave Surger arm, completely blunt, but still powerful. When it flew into the battlefield, its wings opened, red light giving it flight. Kallen saw that the Percival was being chased by the Shinkiro.
Luciano: Why won't you quit, and die, dammit!?
Lelouch: Get back here, so I can kick your ass!
Kallen: Zero! I've got him.
Lelouch: Kallen! Whoa... Now, that's a beautiful piece of technology.
Luciano: Huh? Oh, if it isn't the redheaded Elven. I think playing with you should be a blast!
The Percival fired its missile shield at the Guren, only for it to start flying, and rending the missiles apart, with its wings, then launched the Radiant Wave Surger arm at the Percival. The arm stretched across the sky, bashing through one Vincent Ward, and another, when the Percival pushed it, to defend itself.
Luciano: Oops. Sorry, I outrank you.
The Guren then fired a Radiant Wave beam, hitting various other Knightmares on the battlefield, which exploded when the hand returned to the Guren.
Luciano: Impressive, impressive. Tell me, Eleven... You know of the prime truth of the battlefield, yes? When death happens off one, it's a crime. But, when every death is on one, heroism is yours!
Kallen: Something a guy with a god-tier complex, like you, could live with? You're even more delusional than I took you for.
Luciano: Delusional? What's wrong with war? It gives me a chance to let loose, work out my issues!
Kallen: Keep telling yourself that, asshole.
The Guren threw a disc of Radiant Wave energy at the Percival, destroying its shield. The Percival then charged at the Guren, with its MVS Particle Drill.
Luciano: Got you, now!
Kallen: Think so?
The Guren drew its fork knife, which had become an MVS weapon, and shattered the Particle Drill, with a hard swipe. The Percival then tried to attack with the Slash Harken on its head, but was caught in the fork knife.
Luciano: Ha! You fool! I still have my Hadron Cannons-!
As the Percival tried to fire its hip-mounted Hadron Cannons, the Guren launched its Slash Harkens, destroying them.
The Guren then grabbed the Percival, with its Radiant Wave Surger arm.
Kallen: I think I realized something, Vampire of Britannia. You value your own narcissistic life.
Luciano: You...! You can't do this! You can't do this, to me! I'm better than every human out there! I'm the greatest, I'm supposed to be the Knight of One! You can't threaten a god on Earth!
Kallen: Just shut up, you douchebag failure.
The Percival then started deteriorating from the Radiant Wave energy attacking it, Luciano starting to get wounded, as well.
Luciano: I'm the apex of humanity! An Eleven can't kill the likes of me!
The Percival exploded, but wasn't destroyed, as it fell to the city below.
Gino: Thank you, kindly, Kallen!
Anya: I think I'll remember that, forever.
Kallen: Next contender!
Suzaku: Little help!?
The Lancelot Conquista kicked the Lancelot Sigma away, as the Galahad flew next to Sigma and the Guren, Mordred and Tristan joined with Suzaku.
Bismarck: You've improved, quite a bit, Gino, Anya.
Gino: And, you still prove to be a badass, fighting with one eye.
Anya: I learned to have a heart. Emotions will come, later.
Kallen: Not upset about losing that Vampire, are you?
Bismarck: ...Would you be surprised, if I said no?
Suzaku: Sigma's still as tough as ever...! I think we'll need both Jeremiah and Zero, to take him down!
Sigma: Die...! All of you rebellious humans will die!
Jeremiah: Ask for my aid, and you shall have it.
As the Lancelot Sigma charged, again, the Okuninushi rammed into it, still in its Siegfried Armor form, launching it back.
Jeremiah: I make orange look better, AI.
Sigma: Go to hell!
The Lancelot Sigma aimed its minigun, but was destroyed by the hyper-velocity cannon under the Okuninushi.
Jeremiah: Like it? I call it the Revenant Cannon.
Sigma: Soon, it will be called scrap! Kill them all! Outnumber them!
A large number of Knightmares approached Sigma's position, but the Guren darted to where they were, returning shortly afterward as they exploded.
Kallen: Sorry, what was that? I saw some bugs that needed squishing.
Bismarck: Ah, so you really are an ace. Not bad, at all. Kozuki, I believe it was?
Sigma: Talking, talking, talking...! Wake did so much talking...! Kill Wake! Kill everyone!
Suzaku: So, we actually did some damage, huh?
Kallen: Don't worry, I'll do to him what I did to Luciano.
Sigma: (inhuman roar)
Kallen: ...Wow. First time I ever touched a nerve.
Suzaku: I think you're figuring out how Alistair feels, every time he does that, on purpose.
The fight resumed, with the Galahad engaging the Mordred and Tristan, while the Guren and Lancelot Conquista attacked the Lancelot Sigma. The Guren used its Radiant Wave Beam to destroy Sigma's missiles, before the could be fired, and the Lancelot Conquista kept striking him with its MVS swords. When Sigma went to attack, again, his Lancelot's arms got restrained by Slash Harkens that resembled whips, with edges on the cables, which then cut off the arms, and returned to the blue Vincent that launched them, an upgrade wanted by its pilot. The Vincent was accompanied by the Gawain Nexus, a gray Sutherland with bladed tonfas, a turquoise Gloucester with MVS swords instead of a spear, and a black Burai, with upgrades to its armor.
Seth: Sorry about the wait. Had to pick up some friends and upgrades.
Bautista: It takes two to pilot the Gawain, and I prefer being a powerhouse.
Agent Florida: Good to be back in action, even if it is at the last second.
Agent Carolina: I've needed this therapy, for a long, long time.
Tex: Oh, you have no idea.
Null: I will protect everyone, no matter what. I won't run!
Sigma: Traitors...! Defeating me...?! Impossible...!
Seth: Catch you on the flipside. Again.
The Gawain Nexus destroyed the Lancelot Sigma with its Hadron Cannons, Sigma yelling in pain, as he left the system of his Knightmare. The Zangetsu had some trouble fighting off Zanzibar's Vincent, but managed to counter with several strikes with both of its Brake Swords, barely damaging the Vincent.
Tohdoh: Damn, are these guys good with engineering! Can't even make a scratch!
Zanzibar: By my pride as a soldier of the Confederate Enclave, I will end you, and establish our rule!
Tohdoh: You're just another lunatic to put down, from where I'm sitting.
Zanzibar: Eleven fool! Die!
Zanzibar's Vincent went to attack, again, but was attacked by the wrist-mounted guns of the commander Akatsukis, then struck by their chainsaw swords, in unison. The Vincent was then finished off, by the Omoikane, making rapid, yet strong cuts, with its MVS scissor blades.
Zanzibar: You're no heroes, terrorists! You're the scourge of humanity!
Zanzibar's Vincent fled from the battle, returning to the Yorktown. The Galahad was still having trouble, against the new weapons of both the Mordred and the Tristan.
Bismarck: Those weapons are as effective as they are fitting...!
Gino: Oh, we haven't scratched the surface.
Suzaku: Unison attack, now!
The Mordred fired its Stark Hadron Cannon, and the Lancelot Conquista fired its Hadron Blaster, making contact with the Galahad, which activated its Blaze Luminous, blocking the attacks. After the Hadron fire was finished, the Tristan fired its Failnaught Crossbow, piercing the Blaze Luminous.
Bismarck: Such power...! I must retreat!
The Galahad fled from the battle, and the Black Knights and Tokyo Mavericks Knightmares set their weapons at the Yorktown, as the Ikaruga prepared to fire its Hadron Cannons.
Ohgi: It's over, for you! The world belongs to humanity, not one man! Fire!
The Ikaruga fired its Hadron Cannons, and every allied Knightmare opened fire on the Yorktown, breaking through the Blaze Luminous and causing immense damage to it, forcing it to flee from Tokyo.
Sears: Not even a chance to strike... This bodes poorly, for such foolish people. Nonetheless, the WMD is still in play.
As Britannian reinforcements started appearing, Luciano awoke, in his wrecked Percival, wholeheartedly enraged at what had transpired, and flew the Percival back into the sky.
Kallen: You, again? I think I need to double tap, more often.
Luciano: Enough! I am a hundred and fifty percent done! You want to die? I'll gladly kill all of you, at once! And, if you want me to get urban, fine! I'm sick of you shitheads thinking you're better than me! I'm on top! Nobody else! I'll prove it!
The Percival drew what seemed like an SMG, until it extended into some sort of launcher.
Kallen: You've got a peashooter?
Suzaku: Wait, that's impossible!
Inside the Avalon, Schneizel stood up, shocked to see what the Percival was holding.
Schneizel: A F.L.E.I.J.A.?! Where did he get that?!
Kanon: We've got a snitch!
Kanon pointed at a communications officer, talking with Luciano.
Communications Officer: Sir Bradley, you are now authorized to use the F.L.E.I.J.A., and destroy everyone in the blast radius-
Schneizel snapped the officer's neck, and tossed the corpse aside, and broadcasted a message to all Knightmares.
Schneizel: Attention all units! Attention all units! The Percival has gone rogue! It's carrying a weapon of mass destruction, and must be stopped! I repeat, do not let the Knight of Ten fire that nuke!
Meanwhile, at Kyoto, the Masakado finished off the last Enclave Knightmare, and heard Schneizel's message, from his connection with Kallen.
Alistair: What did he say?!
Kallen: (over screen) He's got a nuke?! Dammit, I should've used the revolver!
Alistair's eyes widened, as the Masakado dashed off toward Tokyo. Alistair put the Masakado's speed beyond its limits, heating up the Grudge Armor.
Back in Tokyo, the Percival aimed the launcher straight at the ground.
Luciano: Every one of you can go to Hell, and rot! FUCK THIS CITY!
The Lancelot Conquista pushed the launchers aim away from the city, just in time for the F.L.E.I.J.A. to be launched, aimed at the ocean, instead. Rising from the ocean were Civility submarines, which were then caught in the spherical blast of the weapon, which glowed bright pink. After the explosion subsided, there was a round dent in the ocean, where the explosion was, water quickly filling it up.
Kallen: Oh, Alistair's not gonna be happy, about that one.
Lelouch: So...was that the Geass command, or...?
Suzaku: No, that was all me.
Schneizel shook from the sight of the explosion, and sat in his seat, sighing in relief.
Schneizel: That was... That was a close one. Make sure Luciano stays dead, please.
Kanon: Taking over the traitorous officer's role, now. The Masakado's shown up, on radar! Fifteen thousand meters!
Schneizel: He must've heard about the nuke. Hopefully, he'll get his share of kicking the shit out of that-
Kanon: Eight thousand meters!
Schneizal: What?! How's it going that fast?!
Kanon: I don't know! Five thousand meters! (pauses) Zero meters!
The Masakado stopped right in the center of the battlefield, its Grudge Armor burning red hot, as it fell off, piece by piece. The Masakado's true form, as well as the limits of its abilities and weapons had been released, its true colors of yellow, white and blue made known to all that looked at it. The Masakado looked at the result of the F.L.E.I.J.A. then at the Knightmares who stopped fighting.
Alistair: Who did that?
Every Knightmare on the battlefield immediately pointed a finger at the Percival, then got some distance from the two Knightmares.
Luciano: Oh, have you come, for a second round, Wake!? Good! I'll tear you limb from limb, like the plebe that you are! (Percival tries firing launcher again, clicks empty) What?! Why is there only one?! No matter, I'll still win-!
When Luciano looked at the Masakado, it was already gone.
Luciano: What?! Where did he-?!
The Percival was bashed downward, by the blunt end of the Masakado's Godslayer MVS, and bounced off the ground, spinning. The Masakado then kicked the Percival back toward the sky, and finished it off with its chest-mounted Hadron Cannon.
Luciano: Impossible! There's no way this can be happening! Wait...! Nobody told me that Alistair Wake and the Son of Liberty were the same person-!
Luciano could not finish his sentence, as he was killed, and the Percival did not explode, but was still destroyed, leaving no ashes, when the Hadron Cannon stopped firing. The Masakado flew back up into the sky, and looked at all the Britannian Knightmares.
Alistair: Who's next?
Lelouch: Wow, would you look at the time!? It's time I went to bed!
Suzaku: I think I'll leave the rest to you, Alistair!
Kallen: I'll be at the Ikaruga, if you need me!
Lelouch, Suzaku and Kallen: (in unison) 'Kay, bye!
The Shinkiro, Lancelot Conquista and Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. sped away from the battlefield and back onto the Ikaruga, as did the remaining allied Knightmares. Schneizel was wide-eyed and motionless, as he looked at the Masakado, floating in place.
Schneizel: Okay... Don't make any sudden moves. Wait until he goes back onto the Yatagarasu...if you want to live.
Kanon: When do you think it will arrive?
Schneizel: I don't know. Just...don't...move.