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- Voiced by: Miyu Irino
The player character for the game at least until New Game+. An SMS pilot and ex-NUNS Valkyrie fighter pilot on what is supposed to be a milk run delivering components to the SMS Ouroboros Branch finds himself shot down by mysterious forces. Forced to wait out local Fold Faults which prevent him from returning home, he is enlisted by the Ouroboros Branch head to assist her in her research. Unfortunately all she can provide him with at first is a VF-0D, which cannot even transform. Callsign Siegfried 1.
- Ace Pilot: Holds his own against some of the universe's best aces and is often forced to take on opponents in more advanced craft generations ahead of his own.
- Ace Custom: A prototype Messiah, the YF-25 Prophecy. This gets totalled at the beginning of the game. By the end he receives Aisha's custom-built YF-30 Chronos.
- But Not Too Foreign: It's not known on what the specific ethnicity is, but Leon is clearly biracial with Eurasian features. His name in Japanese-language material is spelled out with katakana and kanji.
- Love Triangle: Both Aisha and Mina display interest in him. Which one he ends up with depends on player actions.
- Nice Guy
- Power Trio: Forms one with Aisha and Mina. Seems to formerly been one with Mia and Rod.
- Voiced by: Marina Inoue
A young Zentraedi prodigy, Aisha is the Ouroboros SMS Branch head. Aisha is currently investigating Protoculture Ruins. She is a potential wingman in her VF-19E.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Aisha qualifies as she explores ruins in her VF-19E.
- Benevolent Boss
- Big Good: Since the local branch of NUNS is evil, the position falls to her as the highest ranking SMS operative on the planet (by virtue of being the only SMS operative on the planet, but still...)
- Cool Plane: Her pink VF-19E Excalibur.
- Genki Girl: She is pretty much never down. She's often able to cheer up Mina just by being in the same room.
- Meganekko: She occasionally wears glasses.
- Mission Control: Often serves as one if she is not available as a wingman.
- Ms. Fanservice: She might be able to give Sheryl Nome a run for her money.
- Nice Girl: Aisha gets along really well with her colleagues, especially with Leon and Mina.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Short Tank: Dresses in thigh highs, hotpants, and a tank top, and has fairly tomboyish hobbies, if a girly personality.
- Wrench Wench: She puts together Leon's variable fighters. She also designed the YF-30.
- Voiced by: Haruka Chisuga
A girl that Leon and Aisha find sleeping in the ancient ruins they were exploring. She may be assigned as a wingman in her VF-11C or as a support.
- Action Girl: One of the only Support Characters that can also be selected as a wingman.
- Ascended Fangirl: She is a big fan of both Sheryl and Fire Bomber. She gets her own live concert not long down the road.
- "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Her voice actress sings the game's opening theme "Planet Cradle", which is also sung as Mina's support skill.
- Human Alien: As usual, you can blame the Protoculture for that.
- Instant Web Hit: She's caught on camera singing early in the story. Turns out Sheryl and Aisha uploaded that video to Ouroboros' network, and Mina's popularity exploded.
- Last of Her Kind: She's native to Ouroboros. What happened to the rest of her people is rather unclear.
- Mysterious Waif: She was found in the Protoculture ruins and has a psychic connection to the equipment within. Of course, given that she's an amnesiac, her past is just as much a mystery to herself as anyone else.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: She becomes worried at one point that she's some kind of biological android created as part of the Ouroboros System. Aisha and Leon reassure her on that point.
- Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano
The main ace of the Havamal Squadron and former friend to Leon. He used to be Mia's boyfriend, but he and Leon fell apart after her death. He believes that if Havamal succeeds in its objective, Mia can be resurrected. Callsign Odin 1.
- Ace Custom: A YF-29B Perceval.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Inverted. As the various time-displaced members of the Havamal Squadron (Isamu, Guld, Brera, Grace, Shin, D.D., Nora) decide they don't like working for an Omnicidal Maniac. For some reason, he keeps being surprised whenever this happens.
- The Dragon: To Todo
- Fatal Flaw: His inability to let go of the past and accept Mia's death is what drives him to support Havamal's objectives.
- The Rival: To Leon
- The Stoic: Subverted. He certainly comes off as one at first, but in all of his confrontations with Leon, he's generally the one to start screaming first, and loudest.
- Voiced by: Joji Nakata
The commanding officer of NUNS special task force "Havamal". Given that he's the highest-ranking military officer on the planet, he's well respected by the citizenry. He plans to activate the dormant Fold Ehvil "Yurva Arga" on Ouroboros and use its power to alter the past (particularly Earth's annihilation by the Zentraedi), making humanity the dominant species in the universe.
- Big Bad: If he weren't around, nothing bad would have happened.
- Evil Counterpart: To Aisha.
- Eyepatch of Power: Why he wears it is something of a mystery, given that he's seen without it near the end of the game.
- Fantastic Racism: He hasn't forgiven the Zentraedi for the human casualties during the war 50 years ago. While he's polite in dealing with her, it's clear he doesn't like Aisha, for no other reason than she's a pure-blooded Zentran.
- Shout-Out: His character design is similar in looks to Odin.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Todo tries to paint himself this was, saying that his goal is to undo Earth's destruction by the Zentraedi, which was the single largest loss of life in recorded human history. Leon retorts that while Earth's devastation was a very sad event, undoing that would also undo everything good that has happened since, particularly the cooperative alliance between humanity and the Zentraedi that has built a mostly peaceful and successful interstellar society. Also the fact that Todo's using brainwashing, harming the people of Ouroboros, and planning on wholesale slaughter of the Zentraedi kind of invalidates any claims of moral standing he has.
- Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino
A bandit leader who harasses the inhabitants of Ouroboros. He harbors a deep crush on Aisha, and believes that if he can prove his abilities to her, she will accept his love. He pilots a VF-171 EX.
- The Dragon: Quamzin's. He's head of his own group of bandits at first, but allies with Quamzin for greater power.
- Red Baron: After joining Quamzin, he tries to get everyone to refer to him as "Bandit King". The main cast are not impressed in the slightest.
- Villainous Friendship: He and Quamzin actually seem to get along pretty well. He refers to Quamzin as his "aniki".
- Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu
Head of the Hunter's Guild, and a friend of Aisha. She often calls the SMS for assistance with bounties both large and small. She doesn't fight too often, but when she does, she pilots a VF-27γ.
- Chinese Girl: Her name and manner of speaking heavily imply it.
- Older Than They Look: One of the eldest cast members.
- Token Mini-Moe: Has the appearance of a young girl. Apparently she's part-Zentran and shares the same physical defect that Klan Klan does, and becomes much younger when micronized.
- Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu
- But Not Too Foreign: It's not known on what the specific ethnicity is, but Mia is clearly biracial with Eurasian features. Her name in Japanese-language material is spelled out with katakana and kanji.
- Posthumous Character: Mia was dead by the time the game starts.
- Power Trio: Was known to have one with Rod and Leon.
- Voiced by: Kenji Nojima
Leader of Skull Squadron aboard the SDF Macross. When Lynn Minmei is captured by Havamal, he seeks out the aid of the SMS Ouroboros Branch to get her back. He pilots his signature VF-1S.
- Ace Pilot: All the more pronounced due to flying a fifty-year-old fighter design and keeping up with everyone else.
- Humble Hero: He's a little put off by the constant adoration he gets from the other characters, insisting that he's just a pilot.
- Voiced by: Mari Iijima
The "legendary songstress" who ended the war between the Zentraedi and humanity. She is captured by Havamal, who intend to use her singing abilities for their own ends.
- Damsel in Distress: She is captured first by Havamal, and then by Quamzin. Poor girl just cannot catch a break.
- Famed In-Story: Pretty much everyone else is completely starstruck when she makes her appearance.
- Living MacGuffin: Surprise, surprise, she's an "utahime".
- Voiced by: Mika Doi
The second-in-command of the SDF Macross, Misa has assumed command since it seems that Captain Global did not get summoned to Ouroboros. She can serve as a support character, and otherwise acts as Mission Control.
- Mission Control: Naturally, given she can't fly a Valkyrie.
- Wave Motion Gun: Her support skill is fire support from the SDF-1's main gun.
- Voiced by: Kosuke Meguro
The infamous "Quamzin the Ally-Killer" from the Zentraedi War. Quamzin is just as confused as everyone else as to how he arrived on the planet, but decides to make the most of it and begins rallying the planet's bandits, especially the Zentraedi, to his side. When he fights, he pilots a Nousjadeul-Ger.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He really, really wants to be the overlord in charge of everything. But it becomes increasingly clear as the story goes on that Havamal is holding all the cards in this game.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Manages to betray just about everyone over the course of the story. Nobody is really surprised by this.
- It Amused Me: When he finally bows out of the story, he claims that his goal this whole time was just to have some fun fighting everyone; he never actually cared about the ruins or the planet's power.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In Chapter 7, when he finally loses his last bargaining chip, he seems to realize that he's in over his head and retreats. He is not seen again afterward.
- Wild Card: Which side Quamzin's on appears to be almost random at times. He shows up as an ally almost as often as he does an enemy.
Isamu Alva Dyson
- Voiced by: Takumi Yamazaki
The famed test pilot who put an end to the Sharon Apple Incident in 2039. After finding himself on Ouroboros, he begins making a name for himself as a Vanquish Racer. He pilots his YF-19 Excalibur.
- Distressed Dude: He's shot down by Brera partway through the game, and is held prisoner by Sharon Apple.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: He receives a customized YF-29 Durandal near the end of the game.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Guld. The two of them do not ever stop bickering when in each other's presence.
Guld Goa Bowman
- Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka
The head test pilot of New Edwards Base on Eden. He has been summoned to Ouroboros by forces beyond his control, and has thrown his support behind Havamal. He pilots the YF-21 Sturmvogel.
- Enemy Mine: He doesn't actually agree with Havamal's objectives; he's only helping them so that he can stay close to Myung.
- HeelFace Turn: He finally gets fed up with Havamal's actions and joins the heroes when he gets a good chance to do so.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Isamu. He lacks the sheer hatred he had toward Isamu during Plus, and instead seems to see him as an irritating, impulsive idiot who is nonetheless a good friend.
Myung Fang Lone
- Voiced by: Rika Fukami
Isamu's and Guld's childhood friend, who formerly had dreams of being a singer but became a producer instead. She is in Havamal's custody, and is being used as Sharon Apple's emotion center.
- Damsel in Distress: Held prisoner by Havamal for the majority of the game. Guld initially sticks with Havamal to watch over her, but finds himself forced to leave her behind when he defects.
- Living MacGuffin: As one of the six "utahimes", as well as a necessary component of Sharon Apple's functioning.
- Voiced by: Mako Hyoudo
The AI singer that once went rogue and endangered Macross City. She has been reactivated by Havamal and is being used to mind control the Macross 7 and Macross Quarter crews.
- HeelFace Turn: Right at the end, when it's becoming clear she's being overwhelmed by the heroes, she releases Isamu Dyson to aid them, despite knowing their objective is to destroy her.
- Hive Queen: In addition to brainwashing people, she's acting as this to the Vajra on the planet, compelling them to fight on Havamal's behalf.
- Mind-Control Music: Just as in the series. It apparently involves subliminal messaging of some kind.
- Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna
The lead singer of Fire Bomber. Basara keeps his distance from the story's conflict for the most part, only showing up sporadically, to everyone's annoyance. He pilots his signature "Fire Valkyrie".
- All-Loving Hero: He makes a rather heartwarming speech to Sharon Apple of all people, which seems to give her a measure of peace as she dies.
- Wild Card: He spends his time wandering the planet listening to "the planet's song", and only shows up when he feels people need to listen to his song. He never sticks around afterward.
Mylene Flare Jenius
- Voiced by: Tomo Sakurai
Seventh daughter of Milia and Max Jenius, and the bassist of Fire Bomber. She is initially found by Quamzin, who tricks her into helping him convert Zentraedi to his side. After joining the heroes, Aisha builds her a replica of Milia's VF-1J to pilot.
- Action Girl: One of the only characters who can be both a support and a pilot.
- Living MacGuffin: As one of the six "utahimes".
- Plucky Girl: Sometimes a bit too much for her own good, as she needs to be tracked down and rescued when she tries to find Basara.
- Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
Mylene's sort-of boyfriend and the head of Macross Seven's "Diamond Force". He pilots a custom VF-22 Sturmvogel II.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to Sharon Apple, he's fighting for Havamal.
- Voiced by: Show Hayami
Captain of Battle Seven and Mylene's father. As the Battle Seven did not come with him to Ouroboros, he pilots his custom VF-22S Sturmvogel II.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Sharon Apple's influence has him fighting on Havamal's side.
- The Captain: But unfortunately missing his ship.
Milia Fallyna Jenius
- Voiced by: Ero Takeda
One of the top Zentraedi aces of all time, wife of Max Jenius, and mother of Mylene. She shows up piloting her custom VF-22S Sturmvogel II.
- Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura
A pilot during the UN Wars who was deeply involved in Operation Iconoclasm at Mayan Island. He is fighting on Havamal's side, in his VF-0A Phoenix.
- Ace Pilot: He's keeping up with some of the series' best aces in a VF-0! That's saying quite a bit.
- Enemy Mine: He's put in a team with Nora Polyansky and DD Ivanov. The tension between them is obvious whenever they show up.
- HeelFace Turn: He is finally convinced that Havamal are not the people to follow by Sara and Mao near the end of the game.
- Not Brainwashed: He's fighting for Havamal of his own will, which comes as a surprise considering all the brainwashing going on. It turns out that he wants to prevent the devastation of Earth by the Zentraedi (which hadn't happened at his point in the timeline).
- Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi
Priestess of Mayan Island. Sara is a highly spiritual person who wishes to see everyone at peace, but is rather out of her element in this world of the future.
- Brown Note: Her support skill has her singing the Song of Destruction which does constant damage within a certain radius.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: Rather vehemently denies have "that kind" of relationship with Shin, then demands to know how everyone even knew about that.
- Living MacGuffin: As one of the "utahimes".
- Strong Family Resemblance: She comments several times that Sheryl is very similar to Mao, and its no wonder that they are related.
- Voiced by: Yuuka Nanri
Sara's younger sister, and Sheryl's grandmother. In the future she becomes the expert on Protoculture and Vajra technology, but she is summoned from her childhood years, and thus has none of the knowledge and expertise she will one day possess.
- Barrier Maiden: Contrasting her sister, her support skill erects a Pinpoint Barrier.
- Genki Girl: While Sara takes this whole "future" business rather quietly, Mao is downright giddy to meet her future granddaughter and learn that a movie was made about her and Sara's adventure with Shin.
- Kid from the Future: She accepts Sheryl being her granddaughter pretty easily ("This is the future! So it's natural I'd meet my descendants!")... then she immediately demands to know details of who her husband is and how handsome he is, for them to produce a granddaughter like Sheryl.
- Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo
Former instructor of Roy Focker and current pilot for the Anti-UN Forces. He is flying for Havamal in his custom SV-51γ.
- Ace Pilot: It takes a good amount of skill to fly a plane like his as well as he does against fighters more than fifty years newer.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Shin defects, he decides that Havamal is going down in flames, so he goes AWOL.
- Voiced by: Minami Takayama
An ace pilot for the Anti-UN Forces during the UN Wars on Earth. She is flying her custom SV-51γ for Havamal.
- Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura
SMS Frontier pilot and protagonist of Macross Frontier. He and Sheryl are transported a year into the future onto Ouroboros. Can serve as a wingman in a VF-25F Messiah and later a YF-29 Durandal. Callsign Skull 4.
- Hot-Blooded: Several times some more cool-headed characters have to restrain him from doing stupid things.
- The Lancer: Serves as one in story and gameplay. He's a combat duty pilot, like Leon, shows up fairly early, and is one of the best wingmen you get for a while.
- Let's You and Him Fight: Gets a little overzealous when he thinks Leon is threatening some Vajra.
- Screaming Warrior: He tends to get emotional when he fights.
- Voiced by: Aya Endo
Famed songstress from the Galaxy Fleet and Mao Nome's maternal granddaughter. She arrives on Ouroboros with Alto. She can be assigned as a support.
- Dope Slap: Pulls one on Alto when he gets a little too battlecrazy when they first meet Leon and co.
- Idol Singer: Which allows her to become one of the six "utahimes".
- Spoiled Sweet: Famous and popular, she still finds time to put on charity concerts for a backwater colony and act like a Cool Big Sis to an adoring Mina.
- Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima
The up-and-coming new star from the Frontier Fleet. She arrives on Ouroboros sometime after Alto and Sheryl, and is picked up by Havamal.
- Damsel in Distress: She is captured by Havamal, but has an easier time than the others, since Grace and Brera are there with her.
- Living MacGuffin: She's yet another "utahime".
- Protectorate: Has no fewer than three Ace Pilots (Alto, Brera, and Ozma) who would die for her. It's safe to say that anyone who threatens her is in for it.
- Stripperific: Her new outfit is quite a lot more revealing than what she wore in the series.
- Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi
Ranka's adopted elder brother and the commander of the Macross Quarter's fighter complement. He is flying his custom VF-25 Armored Messiah.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to Sharon Apple, he's fighting on Havamal's side.
- Squee!: Subverted. While everyone else gets to meet their idol, he misses Basara's appearance on the battlefield by mere minutes and is none too pleased about that.
- Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya
A member of the Macross Quarter's fighter team. He is flying his VF-25G Messiah.
- Battle Couple: With Klan Klein.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Sharon Apple has him enthralled and fighting on the side of Havamal.
- Cold Sniper: He remains very calm in battle and is usually using his sniper rifle.
- Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama
A member of the Macross Quarter's fighter team. He flies his custom RVF-25 Messiah.
- Attack Drone: He can deploy Ghost drones to assist in battle.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Fighting on Havamal's side, due to Sharon Apple.
- Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi
Another member of Macross Quarter's fighter team. As the only macronized Zentraedi among them, she pilots a Queadlunn-Rea into battle.
- Battle Couple: With Mikhail.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Fighting on Havamal's side, but only because of Sharon Apple's mind control.
- Voiced by: Toru Okawa
Captain of the Macross Quarter.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Compelled by Sharon Apple to fight on Havamal's side.
- The Captain: Unlike Max, he gets to keep his ship in this game.
- Hot-Blooded: He's quite enthusiastic in battle, as he was in the show.
- Mission Control: The Quarter doesn't get much chance to get down and dirty in the fighting once it joins the heroes, so he has this role instead.
- Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue
Sheryl Nome's manager and a former Vajra researcher under Mao Nome. She is a cyborg and one of the biggest experts on the Vajra alive. She is initially working with Havamal, and is probably the one who showed them how to control the Vajra.
- Adaptational Heroism: She was the Big Bad in the series, but here, she's actually on the good side.
- HeelFace Turn: She's the first to defect from Havamal, and engineers events to take Ranka with her when she leaves.
- Mission Control: After joining up with the heroes, she fulfills this role.
- Not His Sled: Unlike in the series, she's fully on the hero's side this time, and is invaluable in countering Havamal's actions.
- Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi
Ranka's biological brother, and formerly Sheryl's bodyguard. He pilots his custom VF-27γ Lucifer.
- HeelFace Turn: When Grace defects with Ranka, he does too. The only reason he was with Havamal was to look after her.
- The Gadfly: He seems to enjoy getting under Alto's skin by declaring that he will protect Ranka and Sheryl, and that Alto's no longer needed.
An alien species encountered by the Frontier and Galaxy Fleets one year ago. Despite a war breaking out between them, the Vajra are now non-hostile toward humanity, as proven by the fact that they've allowed the Frontier fleet to colonize their homeworld. A few of them have shown up on Ouroboros for reasons unknown.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Hostile Vajra in this game are either being controlled by Implants or Sharon Apple. Some that remain free of the mind control get attacked on Ouroboros due to the actions of their brainwashed fellows.
- Hive Mind: Which Havamal takes advantage of by installing Sharon Apple as a Hive Queen.
- The Voiceless: Only Ranka and Sheryl have any ability to communicate with them, so they are helpless to explain that they are not attacking people of their own free will.