Toward the end of the series she admits her feelings to herself, and to Rand, and the two become a couple. The old gang from the Macross Saga of the Robotech series returns in an exciting new adventure across the universe. Gloval's final act before he is killed by the impact is to push Lisa Hayes into the last functioning escape pod on the bridge. Episode 63 - "Lonely Soldier Boy"[29] [21] Miriya sticks by Max's side through the rest of the war. Lancer is voiced by Cam Clarke, who also provided the voice of Max Sterling. While Lunk is about to run away again, Scott and Rook are ready and willing to go after the gang and rescue his friend. Yune, Tommy; Jason Waltrip and John Waltrip. Bowie, having fallen in love with Musica, a young cloned citizen of the Master's race who, like Bowie, is a talented musician who finds music far more enjoyable than war. Marcus is left at a loss for words. In December 2022, Vince and Jean leave earth about the SDF-1, the flagship of the newly created Robotech Expeditionary Force (REF). Minmei's fame continues to grow, and she sings at almost every important event on the SDF-1, including the wedding of Max Sterling and Zentraedi defector Miriya Parina, the first union of a Zentraedi and a human being. Max again defeats Miriya which has her conclude that Max is the pilot who had bested her in real combat. She has one sibling, a younger brother, Marcus Rush. ROBOTECH.COM - The Official Robotech Web Site! Also, the rivalry between Nova and Dana can be seen as an earlier version of the relationship between Kanuka and fellow Labor pilot, Noa Izumi. When the Wolfe Pack is sent to Earth to do battle with the Robotech Masters, they survive the Invid attack. Bowie Grant (Godson)Dana Sterling (Ward). [57] The Regis is devoted to the Flower of Life and its ability to transform. Born at nearly the same time as Dana Sterling, Bowie and Dana become friends and later serve militarily together. Following the capture of Rick Hunter, Ben Dixon, and Lisa Hayes by Breetai and his forces, they are taken to Dolza homebase to be interrogated, during which Dolza demonstrates the power of the Zentraedi by having his fleet blast the surface of a planet to ashes and warns that he can do the same thing to Earth if he chooses to. [54] Like her sister Ariel, she fell in love with one of the human resistance fighters named Lancer (aka Lance Belmont). Edwards's personal means of preventing further war though is to conquer all the alien forces that he can, thereby keeping the Earth safe and under his rule. When the Haydonites, turn on the Robotech Expeditionary Force, Maia initially leads her squadron into battle, but is called back by Captain Vince Grant after the technology the Haydonites gave to the Robotech Expeditionary Force contain weaknesses that the Haydonites are exploiting. Intrigued, Miriya takes it upon herself to engage him in combat, but finds herself frustrated as she cannot defeat him, a situation which she had never faced before nor did she think was possible. Karen Penn first appears in Robotech II: The Sentinels as a 17-year-old test pilot who is granted permission to join the Robotech Expeditionary Force on its mission the day before it is launched. Being now in a humanoid form, he was also exposed to human emotions. This throws the command ship's crew into chaos which causes disorder throughout the enemy fleet, allowing the United Earth Forces to seize the factory. It continues parallel to The Second Generation, and interacts with the main storyline in The Third Generation by providing the forces of liberation. Richard "Rick" Hunter is a character in the Robotech television series. Fortunately, Minmay escapes serious injury and Khyron remarks that micronians (humans) are "well-built little things." Episode 7 - "Bye-bye Mars" Marcus pleads for her not to go but then awakens onboard the Ark Angel as it travels through its fold jump. In the original The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross series, he was called Claude Leon. The rest of the bridge crew, including Admiral Henry J. Gloval, Commander Claudia Grant, and bridge operators Vannesa Leeds, Sammy Porter and Kim Young, die at their posts. This era ends with the start of The Shadow Chronicles era. Breetai, who is also present asks how humans express love and Rick responds that it is done by kissing one another. The attack also results in the destruction of virtually the entire Zentraedi fleet. Lancer takes the name Yellow Dancer and passes himself off as a female singer, a role he originally created to avoid capture by the Invid. voiced [27] With Corg, she fought Lieutenant Scott Bernard's freedom fighters. The Macross character design was modified in Robotech II: The Sentinels animation produced where, in his updated character design, he was given normal eyes. The most recent mission brings Risa, Lick, Max, Miriya and a whole new cast of supporting characters to the Zentraedi home world in the hope of a peace treaty with the Robotech Masters - but they arrived too late. Leonard, who grows tried of Emerson disagreeing with him over his refusal to negotiate with the Robotech Masters, eventually assigns Emerson to Moon Base Aluce, where he felt that Emerson would be most useful (and would be less of a thorn in his side). The first episode begins with Rick Hunter arriving as a visitor to Macross Island to watch the launching of the Super Dimensional Fortress One and to visit his "big brother", Roy Fokker. As the Neutron-S missiles detonate, Marcus comments that the light is so beautiful. While chasing Lunk and a friend one day they cause him to crash, Lunk escapes but his friend is not so lucky. He is voiced by Tony Oliver. [47], Rook Bartley (Voiced by: Susie London) appears in the New Generation storyline. They look and watch the SDF-1 land safely nearby, marking the end of the First Robotech War. relatives [26], Rook Bartley Vince and Jean later leave earth aboard the SDF-3 Pioneer, the flagship of the newly created Robotech Expeditionary Force. Admiral Gloval, along with Commander Claudia Grant, Vanessa Leeds, Sammy Porter, Kim Young and the rest of the crew aboard the SDF-1 die in resulting explosion. He is then reunited with Rook, Rand, Annie, Lunk, Marlene and Scott, who are all off to join the expedition to find Rick Hunter. - The word nova is Latin for "new", and the word satori is a Buddhist word meaning "calm" or "tranquility". Leonard's power and authority, along with that of the Global Military Police (GMP) was used to keep this society in line. The character page for characters who showed up first in Robotech II The Sentinels. At a video game arcade (which Miriya believes is a combat training facility), she is challenged to a duel by Max Sterling, whom Miriya had dueled against in real combat. In 2013, Minmei and Kyle are kidnapped by the rebel Zentraedi leader Khyron. She later joined a band of freedom fighters led by Mars Division Lieutenant Scott Bernard. However, his joy at seeing Scott again is immediately tempered when Scott confirms that Marlene did not survive. [26], Annie is a free-spirited, talkative orphan looking to live life to its fullest. Marcus, surprised to be alive asks Ariel why she saved his life to which she responds "hatred can only breed more hatred". Laura never understood his reasons; childless herself, Dana and Bowie had become her children, and she could never understand why her husband would choose to wish war on their adopted children. Leonard would also engineer the kidnapping of Dr. Emil Lang's sister, Nina, in the hopes that she would use her own celebrity status as a rock star to speak out against Robotechnology. Both Vince and Jean hoped the mission would be over quickly but events keep them away from earth for the rest of Bowie's childhood. He became obsessed with Dana Sterling, the half Zentraedi daughter of Max Sterling and Miriya Parina Sterling from the moment she was born. He also convinced that the Grand Cannon will be able to wipe out a Zentradi invasion force despite clear warnings of how powerful the enemy is. Greg Finley. Rebecca Forstadt voices Minmei under the alias "Reba West". In the original anime Genesis Climber Mospeada, her character was known as Aisha. While his two Invid Sisters Ariel and Sera feel love and compassion, he is filled with anger and hatred. All available mecha and veritech fighters throw everything they have against Khyron's ship but they cannot stop it. His true interest is in music. [12] Lisa takes her position as First Officer with the rank of lieutenant commander aboard the SDF-1 as it prepares to launch approximately ten years after it crashed on Earth. Khyron eventually launches a suicide attack at the SDF-1, killing himself and everyone aboard except for Lisa, who was pushed into an ejection pod at the last moment by Admiral Henry J. Gloval. In January 2014, in the final battle against the rebel Zentraedi under Khyron, Gloval leads the bridge crew of the SDF-1 into battle despite the massive damage the ship sustained during the war. REF. The series is divided into parts called "generations" which are subtitled The Macross Saga, The Second Generation, and The New Generation. Their imperial machinations lead them to turn their cloned Zentraedi miners into a formidable military force. Her rivalry with Jeanne can be viewed as a subtle game of "cat and mouse". During the final phase of the Sentinel's campaign, Lang, Exedore, and Janice worked together to create Shadow Technology out of the notes left behind by the now renegade T. R. Edwards who had made significant breakthroughs using captured Invid technology. She slowly develops feelings for TASC pilot R. Brown, and they later become romantically involved. While his unorthodox tactics kept the RDF off balance, he was often rebuked by both Commanders Breetai and Azonia for risking undue damage to the fortress. She has one sibling, a younger brother named Marcus. 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Dolza, who was smiling just a few moments earlier, suddenly wears a look of shock and fear as he realizes what is about to happen. In early 2044, Vince takes command of the newly completed Tokogawa, a heavy cruiser built for the purpose of tracking down and stoping Edwards. While trying to write a letter to Ben's parents about his death, Rick thinks he sees Ben who tries to cheer him up. This era concerns the first two seasons of Robotech, adapted from the first Macross TV series, and related stories, otherwise known as The First Generation. The remains of the three ships are buried under three giant mounds of dirt, but not before everything that can be salvaged out of the wreckage is removed to continue to rebuild Earth and to aid in the planned construction of the SDF-3.[8]. The Jack McKinney novels give many more details of Lancer's training in preparation to become a female impersonator and guerrilla soldier. voiced During the battle of Reflex Point, Maia distinguishes herself by inflicting heavy losses on the Invid and saving the lives of a number of other pilots, including Marcus Rush and Alex Romero of Wolf Squadron. [28], Rook is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant (as seen in the episode "Lonely Soldier Boy") taking on several thugs at one time.[29]. During Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles, Vince has become a captain within the REF and remains a close and trusted friend of Rick Hunter. In the Robotech Novel "The End of the Circle" (which is set after the Third Robotech War) there is a single mention of Nova Satori, who is apparently alive and serving as "the charismatic leader of the Homunculi Movement". Some of this training included kabuki and budō. Leonard acquiesced under several conditions including that Emerson agree to return to military service under the Army of the Southern Cross and that the moniker of the RDF be abandoned. The two authors who wrote the Robotech novels under the penname Jack McKinney based this character on an unnamed character in episode 29 of the 1985 Robotech adaptation. Her death results in him harboring a deep hatred of the Invid. Khyron loses his temper and tightens his grip on Minmay, who shrieks in pain as her body is squeezed tighter and tighter with a disturbing crunching sound. When the Robotech Expeditionary Force launches a full-scale offensive against the Invid on Earth, the battle slowly turns against them. [5] A short time later, Gloval helps facilitate a truce with Breetai and the Zentraedi under him and gain is support against Zentraedi Supreme Command Dolza. Minmei has become an iconic character of that series. Before the Battle of Reflex Point, Maia, like the other young members of the REF who were born in space, have never seen Earth. Nova Satori (Voiced by: Edie Mirman) was adapted from Lana Isavia in The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross. In Robotech, he was voiced by actor Michael McConnohie. The SDF-1, with the help of Breetai's forces, fights its way through the hostile fleet until it reaches Dolza's base. Even a month later, much of the damage has not been repaired. Both hoped that their parents return quickly but events would keep the Expeditionary forces away from Earth throughout their entire childhood. In her early military career, Claudia courted fighter pilot Roy Fokker, during her first assignment. Maia, although not angry, simply warns both of them that she doesn't take lip from men under her command. Claudia is killed during the final battle against Khyron when he launches a suicide run against the SDF-1. In January 2014, when Khyron attacks the SDF-1 and New Macross City in his repowered warship, Rick must tear himself away from Minmei's arms to go into battle. He eventually finds himself attracted to an alien named Musica. With a bigoted attitude towards aliens, he preferred to kill captured bioroid pilots rather than learn from them. Emerson, against all expectations, survived a major battle with the Masters by carrying out a space warp maneuver. Vince Grant. Unfortunately, Rick witnesses this and decides that any romance they once had is over. [15] Following the defeat of the Zentraedi fleet, Lisa settles down in New Macross City and works toward rebuilding Earth after the devastation from the war. [21] Later, Max meets with Rick Hunter to explain what occurred, and his plans to marry Miriya. With Tony Oliver, Melanie MacQueen, Rebecca Forstadt, Gregory Snegoff. He would have had a much larger role in the aborted sequel Robotech II: The Sentinels.[37][38]. When Zentraedi rebellions begin to break out though, and Khyron and Azonia reemerge after two years in hiding, both are forced back into combat. It was published under DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint. When Space Station Liberty comes under attack, Vince takes the Icarus to investigate. The group takes her in their company and Scott names her Marlene, after his fiancé who was killed by the Invid. She is always willing to lend a hand, regardless of whether she actually can do the task. Her song incapacitate the Zentraedi commanders, throwing the fleet into chaos, allowing the SDF-1 to penetrate into the centre of the base and launch its entire quantity of missiles. Maia, who is also despondent as her family was aboard the SDF-3 (which is lost in space), puts her head on his shoulder. Maia becomes annoyed after she overhears Marcus, who has lost both his sister and his commanding officer to the Invid, stating that all aliens should be wiped out. In response, Breetai and his advisor Exedore forms an alliance with Earth. Lance Belmont This era concerns the first two chapters of Robotech, adapted from the first Macross TV series, and related stories, otherwise known as The First Generation. Henry J. Gloval At one point during the kidnapping of Minmay and Kyle, Khyron kisses Azonia to the shock of Minmay, Kyle and the surrounding Zentraedi, who realize that human culture as affected Khyron far more than they or even Khyron himself thought possible. Major General Rolf Emerson was Chief of Staff in the Army of the Southern Cross and a trusted adjutant to Supreme Commander Anatole Leonard. Shortly before the REF launch a full scale assault on Earth in 2044 to dislodge the Invid who have occupied the planet for 13 years, Maia is promoted to leader of the Skull Squadron, the same squad that her father led before being called by Rick Hunter to the SDF-3 to observe the test firing of a Neutron-S missile in the omicron sector. Because of the constant battles with the Earth humans, numerous Zentraedi become enthralled by the culture of the Micronians involved and their lifestyle. Roy Fokker Lunk later attempts to complete his best friend's last request of returning a book to his father. This development, combined with their increased exposure to human emotions and culture through watching the wedding causes a wave of mutinies to spread through the Zentraedi fleet, forcing Breetai to call a truce. Yet, the survivors, with the allied Zentradi, pick up the pieces and begin the long task of rebuilding Earth. Even so, she cannot help but feel sad as Rick and Lisa run off to their honeymoon, and she says to herself "Goodbye, Rick." He has managed to live off the land on his own and still avoid capture and slavery by the Invid. Ariel, in a calm voice, responds that "hatred can only breed more hatred. This action results an escalation of war, and Edwards is able to convince the council to commission the construction of a new fleet of warships. Khyron earned the nickname Khyron the Backstabber because of his habit of attacking his own men when angered or drunk.[14]. The Masters are destroyed and the forces of the United Earth Forces (UEF) and the Southern Cross are decimated by the war. To avoid widespread cultural contamination, Supreme Zentraedi commander Dolza orders the extermination of Breetai and Azonia's fleets. Max and Miriya hoped that the mission would be over quickly, but events would keep them away from Earth for the rest of Dana's childhood. However, losses among the fighter squadrons are heavy, and among those killed is Daryl Taylor. Her rivalry with 15th ATAC leader Lieutenant Dana Sterling can be viewed as a subtle game of "cat and mouse" or as a "fencing match". When Khyron attacks New Macross City and the SDF-1, Rick leaves Minmei to attend to his duty. Most titles have at least 10 characters by their final episode. In Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, Maia, like her parents and her sister, proves to be a skilled pilot and warrior. [36] Dana is the daughter of Max Sterling and Miriya Parina Sterling, heroes of the First Robotech War, and the sister of Maia Sterling. Rick and Lisa would eventually become senior officers in the United Earth Forces while Minmei goes on to continue her career as a famous singer who is beloved by fans across the globe. As a result, in one such case they negatively impact the record of a pilot named Dennis Brown. The Russian Navy was ordered to deter American forces, which pitted Gloval against former allies he had worked with during the hopeful days following the end of the Cold War. During the battle, Maia's fighter is damaged and she is forced to eject. Dolza, infuriated by this slams his hand on the table hard enough to cause the captives to lose their balance. Under the watchful eye of Roy, Ben, Max, and Rick became a tight-knit group during the early days of the war with the Zentraedi. Approximately 95% of the Earth's surface is "devastated" in the "Zentraedi Rain of Death."[30]. Jack McKinney takes us on a wild and wooly ride alongside Rick, Lisa, Max, Miriya, Breetai, and all your favorites, along with memorable new characters as well. This means using attritional warfare most of the time, in an effort to wear down the Masters' dwindling supply of protoculture. Travelling through what seems like an endless sea of metal, the SDF-1 eventually penetrates into the hollow centre. Max and Rick become friends and later serve together with the Robotech Expeditionary Force. Although Gloval is unable to stop Dolza's fleet from devastating Earth, he develops and commands a successful operation. The accidents were later revealed to be deliberate acts of sabotage (subsequently dubbed the Gilles Crimes) that were being coordinated by one his former aides. Emerson dies in Bowie's arms, his last words a plea for peace between the two beleaguered races. Max gains the upper hand in the attack and ends up pinning her down. Bleeding from a severe cut above his eye, Khyron sees that his top lieutenants, Grel and Gerao, have been killed but that Azonia is still alive. [14] After being rescued, Lisa shakes off the event and immediately returns to duty. Chris Ulm, Tom Mason, Jason and John Waltrip, Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles Issue #5 - January 18, 2006. [18] Lisa eventually earns the command of the Super Dimensional Fortress Two which requires her to leave Earth; before leaving Lisa stops by Rick's home to tell him of her promotion and tells him that, despite it all, she truly loves him. Minmei also convinces Rick to join the Robotech Armed Forces, where Rick excels. In April 2011, Gloval makes a plea for peace with the Zentraedi as he speaks at the wedding of Max Sterling and Zentreadi defector Miriya Parina. Ariel teleports to Moon Base ALUCE to warn Scott of a new threat to humanity, but they are interrupted when Marcus and Alex enter the room. In the final battle against the rebel Zentraedi under Khyron, Gloval leads the bridge crew of the SDF-1 into battle despite the massive damage the ship sustained during the war. [3] Gloval becomes a celebrated hero, and even 15 years later (during the Second Robotech Saga), he and his crew are still held as examples for new military recruits to follow.[8]. Minmei however, calls him to have lunch with her which he reluctantly agrees to hoping he can finish early enough to meet Lisa. Also, eventually, Emerson chose to see Weston as the good man he was and the rift between them was healed before their deaths. Over the course of the series she begins to develop feelings for Rand, but initially denies it. relatives Nina, additionally appears at a press conference fully supporting her brother's work. In 2042, both were part of the 21st Mars Division of the Robotech Expeditionary Force which launched an attack agains the Invid that had invaded 11 years earlier. Invid are invertebrate, bipedal, crab-like creatures that came from a now uninhabitable planet. Khyron restyles himself as Khyron the Destroyer and takes advantage of these circumstances by launching an assault on Macross City managing to steal a protoculture storage matrix. Toward the end of the series she admits her feelings to herself, and to Rand, and the two become a couple. In the Comico graphic novel and Jack McKinney novelizations, Dr. Emil Lang is part of the initial team of explorers into the recently crashed alien spaceship. When Scott reveals that he has fallen in love with Ariel, the daughter of the Invid Regress, Vince and General Reinhardt are reluctant to believe his warning that a new threat is about to emerge. The two later become romantically involved. Gloval provides leadership deciding to appoint Captain Lisa Hayes to command the newly built SDF-2. The Macross operators — Vanessa Leeds,[17] Kim Young,[18] and Sammie Porter[19] in Robotech — were three minor fictional characters in the first Macross series (which was adapted as the first story arc of Robotech). It was created out of the animation that was completed for the unfinished Sentinels TV series. Unable to fight back, the squadron retreats but is pursued by Haydonite fighters. Dolza, (voiced by Michael Reynolds) is the Supreme Commander of all Zentraedi forces. nickname It was eventually uncovered that the sabotage had been conducted by operatives from a flight school known as the Gilles Academy which had been co-founded by Leonard's former adjutant Joseph Petrie. However, the challenges soon faced by the REF would keep it away from earth for the rest of Bowie's childhood. Sadly, Ben's phenomenal luck runs out when, during a malfunction of the SDF-1's omnidirectional barrier system, the barrier explodes and Ben is caught in the blast. Nina is used by Anatole Leonard and his anti-Robotechnology group, The Faithful in an attempt to generate bad publicity for the Robotech research group by having her openly speak out against her brother's research. However, these events take place about five years after his appearance in episode 29 of the series. Ariel is initially frightened as she now has the free will to live independently from the Invid. This was the first line of defense against the Robotech Masters. She reveals that she is a Zentraedi warrior, and that her mission is revenge against him. When Romy decided to break up the Blue Angels because of pressure from a rival gang, the Red Snakes, Rook tried to take on the Snakes alone and was beaten and left for dead. When the Icarus returns to Earth, it comes under attack by several unknown fighters that were also accidentally transported by the ship. Max and Miriya are the first union of a human and a Zentraedi, which becomes an unlikely symbol of peace between the two races as their wedding raises hopes throughout the SDF-1 that peace with the Zentraedi is possible. Minmei tries to rekindle her relationship with Rick, who still has feelings for her despite his feelings for Lisa Hayes, who by now is in love with Rick and is increasingly upset about Rick's obsession with Minmei. After both are posted to the SDF-1, they fall in love and became a couple. Max having nine confirmed kills in his first combat encounter earns the attention of Roy Fokker, the SDF-1's air group commander. She is a combat pilot that serves in the Zentraedi forces. Zand's importance and significance as a Robotech character is debated by fans. [46] In The Next Generation, she is sent to spy on Scott Bernard's group of freedom fighters, but appears to suffer amnesia when she is recovered by Scott's resistance group. Although many Zentraedi had been peacefully assimilated into Earth's surviving human population, many were unable to overcome their natural desire to fight and destroy and they turn to Khyron as their leader. first Scott questions his feelings for her throughout the final two episodes of the series until he realizes that he is truly in love with her regardless of the fact that she is an Invid. She is also the highest ranking female officer, and is the personal aide to Colonel Alan Fredricks. Though in the original Macross, this is nothing more than a familiar quirk of Haruhiko Mikimoto's character designs. Lisa and Rick's relationship continues to mature, into an uneasy friendship. Later onboard the Ark Angel, Maia and Marcus console each other over the recent events. Marcus is despondent as he states that everyone he has been close to; his sister (Marlene Rush), his former commanding officer (Daryl Taylor) and his best friend (Alex Romero) have been taken by war. As a result of his sister's death he develops a deep hatred for the Invid. As a young teenager, Rook was a member of the Blue Angels biker gang along with her boyfriend, Romy, and other juveniles. Scott Bernard, who was Marlene's fiancé, survived the assault who unbeknownst to Marcus, has fallen in love with Ariel, the humanoid daughter of the Invid Regess.