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Characters from Macross Plus
Isamu Alva Dyson
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.
- Ace Pilot: His risk-taking aside, his skill at piloting is incredible.
- Berserk Button: Guld is very good at pushing it, mainly by calling him a coward who never takes responsibility for anything.
- The Cameo: He's mentioned in some Macross Frontier supplementary materials as outfighting Ozma Lee and Henry Gilliam (who were piloting the newest VF-25 Messiahs against his customized VF-19) during training simulations.
- He later makes an appearance in The Wings of Goodbye movie as a member of the S.M.S. reinforcements, still in his customized VF-19.
- Drives Like Crazy: Both in a plane and on a motorcycle.
- Expy: He's basically Maverick without the emotional baggage, and with a career and accomplishments to back up his recklessness.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Admit it, he IS kind of a dick.
- Military Maverick: 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.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Very popular with the ladies.
Guld Goa Bowman
Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka
(Japanese), Richard Epcar (English), Michael Gregory (English, Episode 4 International Version)
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...
- Believing Their Own Lies: He's so blinded by jealousy and trauma that in the aftermath of his Attempted Rape of Myung, he blames it on Isamu, eventually believing Isamu was the one who committed the assault. He only realizes the truth again when he nearly shoots Isamu down.
- Berserk Button: Isamu. Guld's self-discipline is seriously tested every time he so much as sees the guy.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: 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.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half-Zentran. It's implied that he developed such incredible mental discipline due to needing to suppress latent Zentraedi war instincts.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He disables the limiters on the YF-21 in order to catch up to and destroy the Ghost, and is killed by the extreme g-forces.
- Love Makes You Crazy: One way to interpret his Attempted Rape of Myung.
- Near-Rape Experience: Subverted in that he blocked it out of his mind and blamed Isamu for it.
- Never My Fault: Whatever the source of Guld's problems, it isn't his Zentradi blood. Throughout the rest of the Macross series it is never shown that anger-management issues are any more common among Zentradi than they are humans. Even uncultured Zentradi are soldiers, not berserkers. Blaming his heritage is just another way in which he denies his own responsibility for his past actions.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: He can't recall that he assaulted Myung, not Isamu. And when he realizes it, he's horrified.
Myung Fan Lone
Voiced by: Rika Fukami
(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.
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...
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: 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.
- Idol Singer: A completely virtual one, a first for the Macross universe.
- Love Makes You Crazy/Love Makes You Evil: Her goal is to give Isamu "the ultimate thrill", which only comes when he is on the border of life and death.
- Madness Mantra: ISAMU ISAMU ISAMU ISAMU ISAMU...
- Mind-Control Music: She can hypnotize people with her music, at least once fully unleashed. Exactly how is never really explained.
- Ms. Fanservice: And one that can potentially change her looks and wardrobe to fit her potential "love interest"'s tastes!
- Token Evil Teammate: In a meta sense, since she's so far the only main idol of a Macross series with an entirely antagonistic role.
- Virtual Celebrity: She is, more or less, a Vocaloid. A full decade before such things existed in Real Life.
- Yandere: She certainly gets possessive of Isamu near the end.
Voiced by: Show Hayami (Japanese), Steve Blum
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...
- For Science!: He doesn't care one way or the other about music, he just wants to be the first to make an AI.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Gender-Blender Name: Pronounced "Marge", despite being a man.
- Mad Scientist: His only goal is Sharon's completion. He has no qualms about breaking the law to achieve it.
- Never Found the Body: While he did jump from the Macross in Macross City, it's not known if he did kill himself permanently.
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.
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.
Voiced by: Tomohiro Nishimura (Japanese), Dan Woren (English), Derek Stephen Prince
(English, Episode 4 International Version)
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.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to Sharon.
- Playful Hacker: Leading him to try to hack Sharon Apple.
- Teen Genius: 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.
- Unwitting Instigatorof Doom: when he tries to hack Sharon's A.I. 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...
Voiced by: Urara Takano
(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.