Supreme Commander Leonard. In 2029, having secretly been appraised of the imminent arrival of the Robotech Masters by his scientific resource Dr. Lazlo Zand, Leonard and forces loyal to him attempt a military coup of the United Earth Government. By 2029, the GMP had considerable power and importance. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles was intended to be the start of a new movie franchise and series. Fortunately, Minmay escapes serious injury and Khyron remarks that micronians (humans) are "well-built little things." However, Minmay is now deathly still and appears not to be breathing, and Khyron fears he may have killed her (which would ruin his plans). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002. In Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, Maia, like her parents and her sister, proves to be a skilled pilot and warrior. This character gave rise to the Aurora Sterling character seen in the Jack McKinney novelization. Then the Wolfe Pack was sent to Earth, to do battle with the Robotech Masters. In 2022, a government accord was enacted to consolidate the Southern Cross and remaining elements of the RDF into a single military body but tensions between the two proved insurmountable and eventually escalated into open conflict by 2029 with Southern Cross forces under Leonard's command attempting a full-fledged coup of the existing government. She finds Dana Realizing that a joint defense force was unworkable, Emerson proposed that the two forces be allowed to exist separately with each acting as a check and balance on the other. Are you willing to face it with me?" Vince and Scott then ride through Liberty on Cyclones until they reach the remaining supply of Neutron-S missiles in storage on the station. The surrounding Zentraedi become scared and paralyzed and even Khyron falls to his knees. 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. However, permission is granted for Rick to take Minmei to her home town in Japan to visit her mother and father. The kits were originally intended to be a marketing tie-in to a similarly-named comic book series by DC Comics, which was cancelled after only two issues. Minmei begs Rick not to go as she cannot understand or accept that Rick must constantly risk his life in battle. However, the plan backfires when their Upon arriving at Liberty, Vince realizes how serious the situation is: a large fleet of unknown vessels are attacking, and REF ships are being destroyed with just one hit. Nova has a thankless job of trying to glean information from captured A young and impressionable freedom fighter from Argentina, Rand is a self-taught survivor. Titan’s Robotech Archives omnibus series continues with a huge collection of the classic Robotech: The Masters comics! Contains comic information and cover images for thousands of issues. Marcus, deciding he has nothing left to live for, holds down his weapon triggers and launches a suicide run against the Haydonites to hold them off long enough for the Ark Angel to activate its fold drive to escape. (Macross Saga: Robotech Masters.) Vince is the brother of Claudia Grant, a bridge officer on the SDF-1. After these events, Leonard disappears but re-emerges years later as Governor of Brasília in South America during the Zentraedi Malcontent Uprisings that follow the First Robotech War. In the Jack MicKinney novels (regarded as secondary continuity), Emerson is involved in several pivotal events between the time period of the first and second robotech wars while his history and a decidedly negative relationship with Anatole Leonard are expanded upon. The bombs cause massive damage to the city and inflict numerous civilian casualties which soon stream into overflowing hospitals. With Richard Epcar, Steve Kramer, Tom Wyner, Robert Axelrod. This trait However, Marcus refuses to believe him and maintains that all Invid are evil and must be destroyed. According to the Jack McKinney novelizations (which are not considered canon by some), a Tirolian scientist named Zor discovered the Invid homeworld, and the mysterious Flower of Life. Unlike Dana, who was born on Earth, Maia was born in space during the Robotech Expeditionary Force (REF) mission to find the Robotech Masters' homeworld of Tirol. However, Rick Hunter again comes to her rescue by leading an operation, called "Starsaver", in which he blasts his way into Khyron's fortress in his Veritech fighter and rescues her and Kyle. At 19 years old, Nova is the youngest military police officer in the Global Military Police (GMP). She is also the highest ranking female officer, and is the personal aide to Colonel Alan Fredricks. careful pragmatism and thoughtfulness. As the two ships collide, Khyron and Azonia, still holding hands, shout "Victory!" Robot Grendizerin other parts of the world. The Masters are destroyed and the forces of the United Earth Forces (UEF) and the Southern Cross are decimated by the war. Emerson's death is a blow for Dana and Bowie, who had regarded him as their father and friend.[22]. The SDF-1, along with the allied Zentraedi under Breetai launch an attack against Dolza's massive planetoid homebase. At the last moment, the Ark Angel initiates a fold jump; the Neutron-S missiles then detonate, destroying Liberty and the entire Haydonite fleet. Unable to retrieve the precious information from the clone's memory, Emerson and Leonard are shown to have a complicated relationship, balancing some underlying friendship on very different models of command and visions of success. Under Scott Bernard's guidance, Rand becomes an excellent combat soldier. Lang attempts to access what he believes to be an alien computer located in Zor's private quarters. Later on board the Ark Angel, Maia and Marcus console each other over the recent events. She is not mentioned at all in either Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles or Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Sera appeared in the Robotech OVA, Love Live Alive, where she is revealed to be pregnant with Lancer's child. Commander Claudia Grant, and bridge operators Lieutenant Vanessa Leeds, Lieutenant Sammy Porter, and Lieutenant Kim Young, all of whom are women and under the age of 25. As they are talking, Dana walks up to them. Realizing the Icarus which is equipped with shadow technology, is no longer a viable ship, Grant orders it to dock at Space Station Liberty and evacuate all personnel to the massive colony ship Ark Angel, which has no shadow technology installed. The design of the two scientists' eyes originated simply as a quirk of Macross character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto's art, but McKinney gave Lang's eyes much greater significance in his Battlecry novelization when he explained them to be a result of exposure to Protoculture. Sometime following his appointment and the departure of the SDF-3, Emerson launched an investigation into a string of suspicious and fatal accidents involving the REF Alpha fighter. Mike's Amazing World of Comics. He was instrumental in secretly foiling the plans of certain high-ranking REF members who exploited their positions. plan to explode the Masters' mothership above the sight of the SDF-1 to In 2042, both were part of the 21st Mars Division of the Robotech Expeditionary Force which launched an attack against the Invid that had invaded 11 years earlier. The storyline for this series was later realized as a comic book and novel series. Masters, only accomplishes the latter. Looking for information on the anime Choujikuu Kidan Southern Cross (Robotech Masters)? Rather than clones, they were members of the original Tirolian race, and scientific contemporaries of the original Zor. Gloval became a leading figure among Earth's military, and his unblemished reputation allowed him to reach consensus among fellow military officers around the world. Robotech.com is back! ( Credit as Melissa Newman) Dana is the daughter of Max and Miriya Sterling, two of the heroes of the First Robotech War. Their search for the Zor's lost battlefortress and the Protoculture Matrix brought them to Earth where their forces were eventually annihiliated in a brutal war of attrition. However, since this book was actually written before "The Invid Storm", there is no mention of whether or not this is the real Satori or if she is an imposter. The First Robotech War (The Macross S… Maia is strict like her mother and yet witty like her father, and like her parents, marks her fighter with her own personal colors - in this case, a combination of the standard blue paint scheme, and her own personal pink. Thus, when the Invid Regess and the rest of the Invid transcended their corporeal forms and left the earth, both Sera and Ariel were left behind.[33]. Robotech Masters. Baker eventually became an important part of the REF and eventually the Sentinels in the War against the Invid Regent. Even a month later, much of the damage has not been repaired. Later, he helps Also uncovered was a plot to assassinate Emerson himself at his home along with his then-partner Ilan Tinari, Dana Sterling and Bowie Grant by means of a remote controlled hovertank. In 2006, a new feature film was released called The Shadow Chronicles as well as a prelude comic Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles. Azonia joins hands with Khyron as says "It will be glorious!" After the defeat of the Zentradi, Earth rebuilds its defenses. Here, he is seen acting as scientific advisor to the rebellious T. R. Edwards, and is captured by the Robotech Expeditionary Force following Edwards's defeat. Dolza is the second oldest Zentraedi (only Exedore is older) and is the largest of his race, standing 17.5 meters (57.4 feet) tall, although in the Jack McKinney Robotech novels, Dolza is described as being over 24.4 meters (80 feet) tall. The Masters Saga is definately the least favorite part of Robotech among fans, as it unfairly had to connect two seperate tv shows which it wasn't related to itself. Although many Zentraedi had been peacefully assimilated into Earth's surviving human population, many others were simply unable to overcome their natural desire to fight and destroy and they turn to Khyron as their leader. All available mecha and veritech fighters throw everything they have against Khyron's ship but they cannot stop it. fighter. Despite their super-science and best efforts, they could not get the Flower of Life to grow from seed. Full of bluster and bravado, Leonard's behavior during the Second Robotech War epitomizes the "shoot first, ask questions later" attitude characteristic of military stereotypes. He flew a non-transformable SA-8 Vampire but crash landed during the attack. Robotech_Masters_0: Robotech_Masters_1: Robotech_Masters_10: Robotech_Masters_11: Back to Robotech Research Picture Archive Knowing that his own government would not be able to control the site, Gloval defied orders and allowed an international team of experts to investigate the wreckage. pilot as both of her parents. The comic shoed him with a thinner jaw and with normal non-black eyes. 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. In the 2006 film Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, which is set in 2044, she is now a senior REF officer in command of an Ikazuchi-class Carrier. Dolza, infuriated by this slams his hand on the table hard enough to cause the captives to lose their balance. Dolza is the supreme commander of all Zentraedi forces in the galaxy, commanding his fleet of over 4.8 million capital ships from his massive mobile planetoid homebase. Firing his warship's main gun, a swath of New Macross City is obliterated and the SDF-1 takes a direct hit. Invid. She and Rick find themselves lost on an unused hangar aboard the massive ship and spend several days together. He joined the fight with Scott Bernard and his group to battle the Invid. Dolza was voiced by Michael Reynolds.[20]. While Lunk is about to run away again, Scott and Rook are ready and willing to go after the gang and rescue his friend. 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. Bowie Grant is the gentle, introspective son of Vince Grant and Jean Grant and nephew of the late Claudia Grant. Following the destruction of the Zentraedi Grand fleet in April 2011, Khyron's ship crashes in the arctic where he, Azonia and its crew remain dormant for almost two years. He has managed to live off the land on his own and still avoid capture and slavery by the Invid. system for the refit of the Spartas to improve its fighting ability Together, they convinced the Invid Regess that further war would bring the destruction of both races, ultimately siding with the humans. Like the rest of the REF, Maia can only hope that the SDF-3 has survived, and that if it has, that the REF can reach it before the Haydonites do. [2], Throughout the second half of 2013, Khyron's forces continue to grow in size as more and more disaffected Zentraedi join him and other Zentraedi rebellions start breaking out all over the world, straining the United Earth Government's forces. When Dana entered the service, Bowie tagged along and eventually became her aid in the 15th squadron. self-sacrifice saves the Earth from the Robotech Masters, but condemns Dr. Lazlo Zand was an original character created by the author of the Robotech novel series, Jack McKinney, and based upon a nameless scientist who briefly appeared in "The Robotech Masters", the twenty-ninth episode of the Robotech television series. His The limited resources of the Robotech Defense Force (RDF) provide him with a power vacuum to fill through the formation of his own force, the Army of the Southern Cross. Lisa Hayes, suspicious as to why Dolza does not just order his fleet to attack Earth, yells that Dolza does not have the power to destroy Earth and the SDF-1 is far superior to his "bucket of bolts." Their imperial machinations lead them to turn their cloned Zentraedi miners into a formidable military force, used to steal the Flower of Life from the Invid, defoliate Optera and conquer the Local Group of star systems.[25][26]. through an implant in his brain. As seen in the comic book miniseries Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles, during the final phase of the Third Robotech War, Lang, Exedore, and Janice were in the process of testing the Neutron S missiles that Admiral Hunter ordered used against the Invid's Reflex Point on Earth. Dolza then tightens his grip on Lisa until she screams in pain. Although the Robotech television series reveals little about Gloval prior to the launch of the SDF-1 in February 2009, Wildstorm's Robotech comic series From the Stars provides considerable detail about Gloval's life and successes in the late 1990s and following the crash-landing of the SDF-1 in 1999. It's his ability to see beyond the obvious that helps bring about the tentative peace between the Invid and the humans at the end of the Third Robotech war. The McKinney novelization deals with this most clearly, offering insight in Leonard's final moments that he recognizes that Emerson was always the better general. The coup is halted when then-Minister of Terrestrial Defense Emerson discovers Leonard's knowledge of the Masters and threatens to reveal that he had deliberately concealed it from the Senate. strategist and able leader. The resulting collision destroys both ships. Her personal flight suit uses a similar color scheme. Realizing that the war has become one of survival and freedom from an overwhelmingly powerful enemy, Nova switches sides and joins the 15th in their mission to stop the Robotech Masters. Ben Dixon is a character based on Hayao Kakizaki of the original Japanese series, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross. 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. The series is divided into parts called "generations" which are subtitled The Macross Saga, The Second Generation, and The New Generation. Marcus remains despondent over the fact that everyone he has loved or befriended - his sister (Marlene Rush), his former commanding officer (Daryl Taylor), and his best friend (Alex Romero) - have been taken by war. Dolza's final attack on Earth not only resulted in his own death but also marked the end of the Zentraedi's once awesome galactic power. From then until his eventual death in Episode 59, The Invid Connection, Emerson leads defense of the Earth from Space while Leonard retains command authority from his headquarters in Monument City. Daryl states: "That was awkward Maia. The real Satori, however, was said to be secretly involved in the Reconstruction period following the Invid Invasion. 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. Maia tells him that she is half-alien and reminds him that if all aliens were wiped out, she would not have been able to save his life during the battle. Musica is mistress of the Cosmic Harp. Bowie Grant is the gentle, In 2022, on the verge of the launch of the Robotech Expeditionary Force (REF), led by the newly completed SDF-3, Rick and Lisa are finally married and Minmei, despite her latent feelings for Rick, is able to sing with her new partner Janice at their wedding. Despite Harry Penn's protests, Lang fully supported Karen's determination to be a Veritech pilot. The population of the world is reduced from billions to only 70,000. [8] Yet despite the challenges, Gloval successfully leads Earth through its recovery. Bowie is a skilled fighter, While his two other Invid Sisters, Ariel and Sera, felt love and compassion, he was filled with anger and hatred. By the year 2120, humans have successfully colonized other planets following the near devestation of Earth from the last great world war. A Varitech pilot candidate before the SDF-3 left Earth, he had a strong sense of duty and a "no-one-left-behind" mentality that caused him to fail the War Simulation exam; even trough Max was impressed for his ability and sense of duty, Rick disliked that Baker disobeyed strict orders. Upon arriving in the Omciron sector after a fold jump near a newly created Black hole, Vince makes contact with the severely damaged SDF-3. always ready to back up her words with action. With this in mind, it seems no wonder that he finds himself attracted to the alien, Musica. Back at Moon Base ALUCE, Vince is ordered to take the Ark Angel and search for the SDF-3, which may not have been destroyed as initially thought. At the s… Despite the awkward introduction, Marcus is clearly attracted to her, and the fact that Maia becomes visibly annoyed when Marcus is fascinated by the android, Janice Em, suggests that she is interested in him as well. She is a free-spirited, talkative orphan looking to live life to its fullest. Leonard bides his time and over the course of the years leading to a revised United Earth Government under the aegis of the United Earth Forces. When some officers of the Robotech Research Group see his modifications, Lisa, who is devastated by her perceived rejection by Rick, decides to resign her military position after she concludes her feelings for Rick are too strong to allow her to serve in the military by his side. He is a sensitive, He becomes young Annie's protector. 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