Characters from Macross Plus

!Isamu Alva Dyson
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!!Voiced by: Creator/TakumiYamazaki (Japanese), Creator/BryanCranston (English)

Protagonist of the series, he is an expert pilot participating in colonial defense against rogue Zentraedi. However, his numerous counts of insubordination and his habit of taking incredible risks leads to him getting reassigned to New Edwards Test Facility on Eden, where he is given the task of test piloting the YF-19 Excalibur. He is a former friend of both Myung and Guld, but something very bad happened to break them up, and he is constantly butting heads with Guld.
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* AcePilot: His risk-taking aside, his skill at piloting is incredible.
* BerserkButton: Guld is very good at pushing it, mainly by calling him a coward who never takes responsibility for anything.
* TheCameo: He's mentioned in some MacrossFrontier supplementary materials as outfighting Ozma Lee and Henry Gilliam (who were piloting the newest VF-25 Messiahs against his customized YF-19) during training simulations.
** He later makes an appearance [[spoiler: in ''The Wings of Goodbye'' movie as a member of the S.M.S. reinforcements, still in his customized YF-19.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Both in a plane and on a motorcycle.
* {{Expy}}: He's basically [[TopGun Maverick]] without the emotional baggage, and with a career and accomplishments to back up his recklessness.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Admit it, he IS kind of a dick.
* MilitaryMaverick: Insubordinate, short-tempered, little impulse control. The only reason he hasn't been court-martialled is his extreme skill at flying... and even then he's toeing the line.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Very popular with the ladies.

!Guld Goa Bowman
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!!Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (Japanese), Richard Epcar (English)

Another test pilot at New Edwards, Guld is test piloting the YF-21 Sturmvogel, which uses an experimental new mentally controlled interface, requiring intense self-discipline. He used to know Myung and Isamu, but the instant he lays eyes on Isamu he starts insulting him and not-so-subtly trying to undermine him at every opportunity. He blames Isamu for some incident in the past, but never elaborates on exactly what that is...
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* BerserkButton: Isamu. Guld's self-discipline is seriously tested every time he so much as sees the guy.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Half-Zentran. It's implied that he developed such incredible mental discipline due to needing to suppress latent Zentraedi war instincts.
* HeroicSacrifice ''and'' RedemptionEqualsDeath
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: One way to interpret his [[spoiler:AttemptedRape of Myung.]]
* NearRapeExperience: [[spoiler:Subverted in that he blocked it out of his mind and blamed Isamu for it.]]
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler:He cant' recall that ''he'' assaulted Myung, not Isamu. And when he realizes it, he's '''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified]]'''.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Guld seems to have serious anger management issues, believed in-story to be inherited from his Zentran parent. He's taught himself intense self-discipline to counter this, and in general is very much in control of himself, but it isn't perfect.

!Myung Fan Lone
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!!Voiced by: RikaFukami (Japanese, speaking), Akino Arai (Japanese, singing), Anne Sherman (English)

Producer for Sharon Apple, although she is secretly supplying Sharon's emotions, that being one aspect of the human mind the AI team has been unable to emulate. She formerly had dreams of becoming a singer herself, but apparently gave them up long ago, to the confusion of her friends. She had a past friendship with both Isamu and Guld, but now the tension between them is obvious whenever they meet.
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* ActionSurvivor: She gets thrown into a few nasty situations near the end, and handles herself fairly well.
* BrokenBird: Her life went totally down the gutter [[spoiler: after Guld snapped on her and Isamu]].
* SexForSolace: She and [[spoiler: Guld]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her surname can also be seen spelled "Long".

!Sharon Apple
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!!Voiced by: Mako Hyoudou (Japanese), Melora Harte (English)

The most popular singer of the era, Sharon is unique in that she is entirely computer generated. Holograms are projected during her performances, which show her as a sexy, usually dark-haired singer with a very pale complexion. Because Myung is supplying Sharon's emotions, she inherits Myung's lingering affection for Isamu, and one military-produced illegal AI chip upgrade later, she begins to get ideas...
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* AIIsACrapshoot: In fact, the UN Government places extremely harsh restrictions on AI development and research after her little episode in Macross City. It's the major reason the Ghost drones were relegated to curiosities instead of the UN Spacy's frontline fighters.
* IdolSinger: A completely virtual one, a first for the Macross universe.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy[=/=]LoveMakesYouEvil: Her goal is to give Isamu "the ultimate thrill", which only comes when [[spoiler:he is on the border of life and death.]]
* MadnessMantra: ISAMU ISAMU ISAMU ISAMU ISAMU...
* MindControlMusic: She can hypnotize people with her music, at least once fully unleashed. Exactly ''how'' is never really explained.
* MsFanservice: And one that can potentially change her looks and wardrobe to fit her potential "love interest"'s tastes!
* VirtualCelebrity: She is, more or less, a {{Vocaloid}}. A full decade before [[{{Defictionalization}} such things existed in Real Life]].
* {{Yandere}}: She certainly gets possessive of Isamu near the end.



!Margue Gueldoa
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!!Voiced by: Show Hayami (Japanese), SteveBlum (English)

Head scientist behind the creation of Sharon Apple. His goal is simply to see her become fully independent and self-aware, and show her off to the human race. Unfortunately, the lengths he goes to to achieve that goal spell trouble down the line...
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* ForScience: He doesn't care one way or the other about music, he just wants to be the first to make an AI.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* GenderBlenderName: Pronounced "Marge", despite being a man.
* MadScientist: His only goal is Sharon's completion. He has no qualms about breaking the law to achieve it.

!Lucy [=McMillan=]
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!!Voiced by: MegumiHayashibara (Japanese), Bambi Darro (English)

A technician at New Edwards working on the YF-19 team, she and Isamu hit it off soon after meeting and strike up a relationship.
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* BridgeBunny: The closest the series has to one.
* ComeBackToBedHoney: [[spoiler: Too bad it was awfully timed, though to be fair Lucy had ''no'' way to know Myung was in trouble. Or more exactly, that ''Sharon'' was the one at the other side of the phone, setting up a rather complicated gambit involving Isamu, Myung, ''and'' Guld.]]
* FriendsWithBenefits: With Isamu
* MsFanservice: She doesn't tend to wear very much while off-duty.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out [[spoiler: Myung]] when [[spoiler: Isamu and Guld get into a fistfight and the depth of Isamu's feelings for Myung are revealed.]]
-->"It... it always was you. Deep down, [[spoiler: he only loves you]]!"
* YouthfulFreckles: To accentuate her cuteness.

!Millard Johnson
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!!Voiced by: Kenji Utsumi (Japanese), Beau Billingslea (English)

The commander of New Edwards, and the overseer of the contest between the YF-19 and YF-21. He is a very no-nonsense sort of man and is surprisingly intuitive. He almost always knows what's going on, but chooses to manipulate the problems between people rather than confront them directly.
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%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* DaChief: Acts that way in regards to Isamu's loose canon antics.
* FormerTeenRebel: He says that he was actually pretty similar to Isamu in his youth.
* NotSoDifferent: See above.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Especially when compared to the UN's top brass.

!Yang Neumann
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!!Voiced by: Tomohiro Nishimura (Japanese), Dan Woren (English)

The designer of the YF-19, and a hacker in his spare time. He and Isamu frequently argue, usually because he's worried that Isamu's going to crash his beloved prototype, but they get along well and are often doing things together off-duty.
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Thanks to Sharon.]]
* PlayfulHacker: Leading him to try to hack Sharon Apple.
* TeenGenius: His exact age isn't clear, but he's certainly much younger than one would expect the designer of a cutting edge military prototype to be.
* UnwittingInstigatorofDoom: when he tries to hack Sharon's A.I. [[spoiler: during her concert in OVA 2, not only he breaks through Myung's own concentration (she's the one managing the A.I.), but it causes Sharon to see Isamu for the first time...]]

!!Kate Masseau
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!!Voiced by: Creator/UraraTakano (Japanese), (English actress unlisted)

An old classmate of Myung's, Isamu's, and Guld's. She gets together with Myung for some fun times on the town, but is ignorant of the events surrounding the trio's breakup. She tries several times to get them back together, which almost always ends in disaster.
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* Expy: Can be seen as one for [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Claudia LaSalle]].
* SassyBlackWoman: Her personality in a nutshell.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: She means well, but the problems surrounding Myung and her former friends cannot simply be cleared up with a fun reunion.