Chapter III (MUT episode)

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'Chapter III'
MUT: series 1, episode 3
released 2000/??/??
Kircheis Reinhard Bertram.jpg
September 791 UC (482 IC / 3591 CE)
3rd of 4 released in MUT
154th of 180 released in all

Chapter III is the third episode of The Mutineer arc of the second series of the Legend of Galactic Heroes Gaiden OVA.



Lieutenant Hartmann Bertram decides that there is no way to escape from the Free Planets Alliance ambush and plans to self-destruct the destroyer Hameln II and die an honourable death as an Imperial military officer, completely ignoring a plan proposed by Schmidt, an enlisted soldier who studied astrophysics before being drafted into the military. Siegfried Kircheis, after learning about Bertram's plan and his rebuffing of Schmidt, decides to release Reinhard von Müsel from detention, even if that means starting a mutiny. With the help of some enlisted crew members, Kircheis manages to release Reinhard and forcibly take over the bridge of Hameln II. Reinhard decides to implement Schmidt's plan which involves exposing the ship to a predicted solar eruption from a nearby star and make use of the momentum generated to escape the Alliance ambush in high speed. As the crew attempts to repair the damaged ship engines on time for the solar eruption, Bertram succeeds in breaking out of captivity and storms the bridge. A brief confrontation ensues, resulting in the death of Rolf Saider and would have escalated if not for the timely intervention of Lieutenant Commander Adenauer, who repeats his order of passing command authority to Reinhard.


Memorable quotes

"As an officer, I am entrusted with the lives of the soldiers on this ship. I cannot let any of them die for no reason. I believe it is best not to return command of this ship to you at the present time. If that is an act of mutiny, I will willingly suffer such dishonour!"

Reinhard von Müsel, to Hartmann Bertram



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