Alita experiences a terrible fall from grace when she discovers the utopian city of Tiphares' ulterior motive for retaining her services as a special agent of the "Tuned." Now she must face her greatest foe yet--herself! Koyomi makes a strange new friend as she and the rest of the Barjack forces prepare to launch the ultimate weapon on both Tiphares and the Scrapyard. Will they destroy the pitiful remnants of civilization as they know it? Plus, the long-awaited return of Doc Ido!