It is Universal Century 0153. On the space colonies located at Side 2, the Zanscare Empire has come to power and it holds onto that power through liberal use of the guillotine. With its forces invading the Earth and its space fleets preparing to subjugate the other Sides, the Zanscare Empire has nothing to fear from the weakening Earth Federation. It is opposed only by the League Militaire, whose state of the art mobile suits and young pilots comprise the only real resistance movement. Now, thirteen-year-old Uso Evin has been dragged into the war by a battle near his home in Eastern Europe. As the Newtype pilot of the Victory Gundam, he fights not only to defeat the Zanscare Empire but also to find out what has become of his parents, who left him behind when they went into space.
Uso steals the Shokew Mobile Suit from BESPA (The Ballistic Equipment and Space patrol Amory). However it is destroyed by Lieutenant Chronicle Asher piloting a Zolo type mobile suit. Uso narrowly escapes by ejecting and is left for dead in the middle of a forest. Ms. Marbet pilots the Core Fighter of The White Gundam in search of Uso. A group transporting the rest of The White Gundam moves to the city of Woowig to meet with Boysen, who is in charge of running a factory that builds The White Gundams. The group finds Woowig destroyed and Boysen and his group killed. Uso is rescued by Ms. Marbet, piloting the Core Fighter of The White Gundam which takes the form of a jet. Thanks to a map left behind by Boysen the group is able to find the factory. Uso pilots the Core Fighter, while Ms. Marbet rides in the back due to injuries, to the factory where they are united with the group. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher takes his Zolo for an unscheduled flight test and discovers several large trucks in the vicinity of the factory the group is hiding at. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher bombards the area in an attempt to destroy the factory and its Gundams. Uso battles him in the Core Fighter, but when he runs out of ammo the factory launches the Top Fighter and Boots of The White Gundam. Uso docks his Core Fighter with the Top Fighter, but the Boots are destroyed by Lieutenant Chronicle Asher. The factory sends out another set of Boots which Uso docks to. The White Mobile Suit Quickly overwhelms Lieutenant Chronicle Asher in his Zolo. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher retreats after the sensors on his Zolo are destroyed. The White Mobile Suit is revealed to be a Victory Type Mobile Suit.
The episode is a flash back to Kassarelia, Uso’s and Shakti’s homeland, with a fight between Ms. Marbet in the Core Fighter and Lieutenant Chronicle Asher in the Shokew. During the battle Ms. Marbet is shot in the leg. Uso, who is skydiving at the time, accidentally lands on the Shokew and begins fighting with Lieutenant Chronicle Asher in the cockpit, causing the Shokew to crash into a river. Uso pilots the Shokew and after some mishaps manages to land it. Uso and Shakti leave Ms. Marbet in the care of her League Militaire group and return home. Later that night while Uso is sending an email to Ms. Katejina Loos, who lives in Woowig, he discovers a family of illegal immigrants in his house. They then see a large group of Zolo helicopters heading towards Woowig in order to bomb it. The group discusses the actions of the Zanscare Empire and the use of its “guillotine” on earth through BESPA. Uso takes off in the Shokew and heads toward Woowig in order to protect Ms. Katejina Loos. On the way there he meets with a BESPA Zolo and a battle ensues. Uso wins and continues to head to Woowig.
The episode is a continuation of the flashback. Uso arrives at the city of Woowig, which is burning. He immediately becomes under attack from the League Militaire in Woowig because they believe him to be a BESPA mobile suit. Uso is protected by the BESPA Zolos. Uso begins to engage them. Uso succeeds in destroying one Zolo before he is taken by the League Militaire. Uso and Ms. Katejina Loos manage to escape through an old subway. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher and his comrade Lieutenant Gary Tan are rescued by BESPA Zolos. A search party of two Zolos is sent to search for the Shokew. Uso engages them but is overwhelmed. He is saved by Ms. Marbet disabling one with the beam rifle of the Victory Gundam. The remaining Zolo escapes. Shakti is then tasked with caring for a child rescued from Woowig. Shakti, Uso, Ms. Katejina Loos, and the other immigrants join the convoy.
The group prepares for a possible attack as they attempt to repair the Core Fighter. Meanwhile, back at a BESPA Base, Lieutenant Chronicle Asher and Lieutenant Sabat, promoted to Captain, prepare for a mission in order to take back of destroy the Shokew. Uso shows the members of the convoy part of the area where he lives. As they search for chips to be used to help repair the Core Fighter, the group is surprised to see an entire underground room filled with computers and an early training simulator for piloting mobile suits. The BESPA Zolos arrive in the area where they last made contact with the Shokew and begin searching for it. The Zolos begin to bombard the area hoping to draw out the Shokew. Uso enters the Shokew and attempts to cover the convoy’s retreat. Uso succeeds in disabling one Zolo but the odds are turning against him. He is far outnumbered and his aim is poor when using a large powerful weapon that he took from the convoy. Uso runs out of ammo, but luckily Ms. Marbet arrives in the Core Fighter to assist him. The Core Fighter docks with the Top Fighter and is able to shoot down a Zolo before taking damage and having to land. Uso springs the traps set by the group and kills Captain Sabat. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher destroys the Shokew and the story picks up where it left off after episode 1.
Uso disassembles the Victory Gundam into its three parts. The workers at the factory are surprised to learn that Uso, who is just a kid to them, is piloting the mobile suit. Shakti wanders off with the child Karlmann. Lieutenant Gary Tan steals the newly completed Godzorla mobile suit in order to find Lieutenant Chronicle Asher and get revenge for Captain Sabat by destroying the Victory Gundam. The mobile armor Recarl is activated in order to monitor Lieutenant Gary in the Godzorla. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher infiltrates the factory and signals to the Godzorla its location. Uso sorties in the Core Fighter and forms the Victory Gundam with the Top Fighter and Boots. In the ensuing battle the Godzorla is disabled and Lieutenant Gary Tan is captured. However, the Victory takes considerable damage, losing an arm, a fore arm, and is shot in the ankle. Uso deals with the morality of fighting and Shakti returns. The League Militaire plans to disassemble the factory and relocate it. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher is recognized by Shakti even though he wore a mask the first time they met. As the first part of the convoy departs, six Zolos arrive to destroy the factory. The factory and convoy takes heavy damage as Uso sorties in the Core Fighter and begins to do battle with the six Zolos.
Uso battles 3 Zolos. The convoy attempts to give him cover as they flee, but they take heavy losses. The convoy launches the Top Fighter and the Boots. Uso successfully attaches the Top Fighter but the Boots are destroyed in the process. Uso then transforms the machine into half a Gundam and disables a Zolo. As the convoy coordinates the launching of the second pair of Boots, Lieutenant Chronicle Asher arrives and shoots Hakashaku Oi Nyung, the leader of the group, in the shoulder. Stryker is killed in the ensuing fire fight. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher takes Hakashaku Oi Nyung and Ms. Katejina Loos hostage. Baker’s Zolo has been disabled, and in an attempt to save himself, attaches it to another damaged Zolo. Captain Wattary Gira kills Barker to prevent the loss of the other Zolo. The convoy launches the second set of Boots and the Victory Gundam is successfully formed. After the battle, tensions in the group rise due to the kidnapping of Hakashaku and Katejina. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher meets up with the rest of the Wattary Gira Team. Captain Wattary Gira kills one of his subordinates when he attempts to rape Ms. Katejina Loos and threatens Lieutenant Chronicle Asher. Uso goes after Hakashaku and Katejina in the Victory Gundam. Along the way he discovers an abandoned Zolo which turns out to be wired with explosives. After the explosion a Zolo appears out of the ground to battles the Victory. Uso is overwhelmed at first but destroys the Zolo and takes Captain Wattary Gira hostage. Captain Wattary Gira then commits suicide after learning the humiliating truth that he and his team were defeated by a kid.
The Gattarl Team is ordered to search for and destroy the League Militaire convoy. Uso leaves the convoy to return to Kassarelia in order to search for Shakti. Odelo, Warren, and Suzy, the three immigrants that Uso found in his house, decide to follow him to Kassarelia. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher and his two hostages are recovered by the Recarl Mobile Armor. On board, Fuala Griffon, the commander of the Lagrane Base begins to interrogate the hostages. The Gattarl Team encounters both Shakti and Uso’s group in search for the convoy but lets them go thinking that they are innocent children. The Gattarl Team finds and engages the convoy. Ms. Marbet pilots the Core Fighter and quickly destroys three of the Gattarl Team’s machines. Uso’s group rejoins the convoy and Uso takes control of the Core Fighter after Ms. Marbet crash lands and destroys 2 more of the Gattarl Team’s machines. The convoy continues to take damage as Uso docks the Core Fighter with the Boots. Shakti returns to witness the ongoing battle as 12 mobile suits lead by Lieutenant Arbeo Pippiniden, descend from space. Uso then docks with the Top Fighter and quickly overwhelms the rest of the Gattarl Team before the Kisarolia team, which just descended from space shows up. Uso fends off the Kisarolia team and they retreat. In the meantime, the torture of Hakashaku by Fuala Griffon begins. Also Lieutenant Arbeo Pippiniden visits Lieutenant Chronicle Asher and they discuss the ongoing and upcoming military situation. After the fight Uso is ridiculed for being too soft in battle, however they are interrupted by the televised execution of Hakashaku.
Uso has nightmares of Hakashaku's execution. He and Shakti decide to leave the convoy and return home to Kassarelia. Back at Largane, Lieutenant Chronicle Asher is given orders to escort Commander Fuala Griffon and all damaged mobile suits to Arti Gibraltar, where they will be launched into space and Commander Fuala Griffon will face court martial for her recent failures and quick execution of Hakashaku. He is also ordered to seize control of Gibraltar and its mass driver. Meanwhile Lieutenant Arbeo Pippiniden takes his forces to search for and destroy the Victory Gundam. Lieutenant Arbeo Pippiniden plans to lure out the Victory and have his team destroy it. Ms. Marbet launches in the Core Fighter thinking there is just one enemy. Uso sees the fight and decides to head back to the convoy. Ms. Marbet docks with the Top Fighter and continues to battle just Lieutenant Arbeo Pippiniden. Ms. Marbet forms the Victory Gundam just as the rest of Lieutenant Arbeo Pippiniden’s forces join the fight. Just as Ms. Marbet is being overwhelmed, Uso parachutes out of nowhere and lands in the cockpit of the Gundam. Uso then pilots the Victory and succeeds in destroying two mobile suits before he is captured. However, another Victory Gundam arrives and saves Uso. Lieutenant Arbeo Pippiniden and his remaining forces retreat.
As Uso is returning to Kassarelia in the Victory, he spots Lieutenant Chronicle Asher and a dozen Zolos escorting Commander Fuala Griffon to Arti Gibraltar. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher leaves the group to go inspect a local house; Ms. Katejina Loos is riding along in his Zolo. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher and Ms. Katejina Loos enter the house and find Shakti inside. Uso is scouting Lieutenant Chronicle Asher’s Zolo when he is discovered and attacked by two Zolos. Uso and the Victory Gundam are captured and taken before Lieutenant Chronicle Asher. Uso is surprised to see Ms. Katejina Loos and learn that she has defected to the Zanscare Empire, the enemy of the League Militaire. Lieutenant Chronicle Asher tests out the Victory. Meanwhile the other three try to free Uso. They restrain the other two Zolo pilots as Lieutenant Chronicle Asher returns in the Victory. The other Victory Gundam arrives and is attacked by Lieutenant Chronicle Asher in the Victory. Uso then pilots a Zolo and goes after Lieutenant Chronicle Asher in the Victory. The Victory loses a leg and Lieutenant Chronicle Asher attempts to enter the other Zolo. Odelo shoots at him but is stopped by Ms. Katejina Loos who informs him that she is trying to become a spy. Uso then fires the Boots of the Zolo and severely damages Lieutenant Chronicle Asher’s Zolo. The Recarl mobile armor arrives and begins engaging the other Victory Gundam. Uso then pilots the Victory and attacks the Recarl, but his Boots are destroyed in the process. The other Victory gives his Boots to Uso. The Recarl and the other Zolos with all their pilots retreat.
The convoy continues to move and Ms. Marbet and Uso are repairing the Victory. Oliver leaves in order to return to his squadron called the Shrike Team. The convoy receives order from Jinn Gehennam, the leader of the League Militaire. The League Militaire is a European resistance against the Zanscare invasion trying to get the Earth Federation to act against the Zanscare Empire. The convoy has been ordered to meet at point “DD”. BESPA also learns of this rendezvous due to a leak from the League Militaire and plans to attack. Lieutenant Dupre plans to lead the attack and use Lieutenant Arbeo Pippiniden’s Tomliats. Uso takes the Core Fighter and Boots with Shakti and Karlmann to go investigate the enemy tactics at Arti Gibraltar. Uso discovers Lieutenant Dupre’s forces at point “DD”. Uso tries to flee and Lieutenant Dupre orders it to be captured once he see that the pilot is a boy, thinking of his own son. The Shrike Team, made up entirely of women, arrives and engages the enemy. Uso forms the Victory Gundam. BESPA is quickly overwhelmed and begin to take heavy losses. The remaining BESPA forces retreat. Commander Oliver explains that the DD plan is to attack the BESPA Largane Base. Commander Oliver punches Uso for his reckless behavior.