|Jafar says: Read my lips and come to grips with the reality!|
After having obtained information on the RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex", Steiner Hardy and his team were tasked by Colonel Killing with carrying out Operation Rubicon, a plan to capture the new Gundam prototype. However, in the midst of executing the operation, Hardy comes to the realization that Colonel Killing did not intend for his team to actually succeed in their mission, and was instead using them as pawns in his plan to gain permission to nuke Side 6.
After having suffered a critical shot, Hardy was brought to a clearing by Bernard Wiseman where he succumbed to his injuries and died.
Principality of Zeon