Kira coming out unscratched from the destruction of the Freedom Gundam with the handwave that Kira had shut down the nuclear reactor before it blew up. At least when Athrun nearly got killed by Shinn (in the same way Kira nearly did), he was half-dead for a few episodes. Kira was fine and dandy at his next appearance.
"I was confused about whether I should...be fighting against ZAFT, so I hesitated." — Kira
- How is this a wallbanger? It's quite true; Kira sticks to disabling enemy suits throughout Destiny (and he isn't handicapping himself doing so either, he is legitimately that good of a pilot), and /does/ hesitate to use lethal force on Shinn multiple times throughout their battle. On any other opponent his tactics would've worked; the only reason they didn't on Shinn is because he used multiple silhouette packs to replace the ones that Kira trashes during their duel. His reasoning is perfectly accurate.