The Kümmel Incident (episode)

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'The Kümmel Incident'
(「キュンメル事件」)
LOGH: series 3, episode 3
released 1994/??/??
Kuemmel and Reinhard (BD).jpg
July 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE)
57th of 110 released in LOGH
60th of 165 released in all

The Kümmel Incident (Japanese: キュンメル事件) is the 57th episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.

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Synopsis

Kaiser Reinhard von Lohengramm announces his new cabinet. Through a personal favour to Count Franz von Mariendorf, the new Minister of State, Reinhard agrees to visit his terminally ill nephew Baron Heinrich von Kümmel. During the lunch reception at the Kümmel estate, it is revealed that Kümmel and the Terraist Church had filled the underground chamber beneath the courtyard where the reception is held with explosive Seffle particles. Kümmel, holding a trigger that will detonate the Seffle particles, effectively holds Reinhard and his staff as hostages. Job Trunicht leaks information about the Terraist assassination plot to the Chief of Military Police Ulrich Kesler. Kesler then immediately deploys the military police to ensure the safety of Reinhard as well as to suppress the Terraists in Odin. Reinhard manages to knock away the trigger from Kümmel after a brief scuffle. Kümmel then dies due to his illness. The Mariendorfs are placed under house arrest. On 10 July 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE), Julian Mintz and his companions aboard The Undutiness arrive on Terra, which is the same day the Empire decides to suppress Terra by force.

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Memorable quotes

"There is great satisfaction in fighting for the sake of gaining power, but it is joyless to fight for the sake of maintaining it."

Reinhard von Lohengramm

"Religion is a convenient thing for those in power. There's no more effective tool for dominating the populace."

Boris Konev, to Julian Mintz and Olivier Poplin

"But from my viewpoint, the love which is preached by the Terraist Church isn't for the planet named Terra."
"So, what do you mean?"
"They must only be using Terra to revive the privileges which their own ancestors possessed. If they really loved Terra, they would not be getting involved in war, or power struggles."

Olivier Poplin and Louis Machungo

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