Episode Details

  • Episode Title: Breakthrough
  • Episode Number: 16
  • Series: Last Exile
  • Original Air Date: 7/21/2003
  • English Air Date: 12/8/2004

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Sophia departs the Silvana to return to the Imperial Capital. At the capital, Marius Bassianus urges the Emperor to have mercy on the Disith now that they've lost their homeland. The Emperor, however, refuses and places Marius under house arrest. At the same time, a Disith fleet led by Nestor Messina prepares to attack the capital.

Command of the Urbanus has been given to Frederick, who nearly shoots down Sophia due to his incompetence.

Sophia tries to negotiate with her father the Emperor, but he has her imprisoned in the palace's tower.

The Disith fleet attacks the Imperial Capital under cover of night. Marius demands that the Emperor relinquish his throne; the Emperor refuses, and the two men kill each other. A guard attempts to kill Sophia on the Emperor's orders, but she is saved by Vincent Alzey. Vincent takes Sophia to the Urbanus and resumes command.

Vitellius Glamis takes control of the Scolopendra Cannon and begins using it to shoot down the Disith Battle Ships.

Featured CharactersEdit

Anatoray characters

Disith characters

Silvana crew members

Guild members

Featured LocationsEdit


Featured ShipsEdit


  • In chess, a breakthrough occurs when a player breaches his opponent's defense.
  • The door of the transport ship Sophia boards bears the symbol of Anatoray. The text on the design reads Ρεαχη φορ τηε Σκψ ΑΝΑΤΟΡΑΨ Ρεαχη φορ τηε Σκψ ("Reach for the Sky ANATORAY Reach for the Sky").
  • The eyecatch in this episode shows a variety of types of vanships and their names. Names shown are:
    • μιλιταρψ ωανσηιπ ("military vanship")
    • Σιλωερνα Τψπε ("Silvana Type")
    • ραχε ωανσηιπ ("race vanship")
    • Οριζον Χαβε ("Horizon Cave")
    • ΧΑΡΓΟ ("CARGO")
    • ολδ τψπε ωανσηιπ ("old type vanship")

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