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Rank as of 2009: Corporal in the Robotech Defense Force
Birthdate: September 14, 1980
History: Orphaned during the Global Civil War of the 1990's, Jack Archer fought for the Western Alliance until the becoming a mercenary during the later stages of the conflict. During the war, Jack fought both with and against Roy Folker; however, Jack came to respect Roy's abilities as a pilot. With the arrival of the SDF-1 in 1999, the Civil War came to an abrupt end. Jack's employment quickly dried up and he eventually wound up on Macross Island where he ran into Roy Fokker who convinced him to join the Robotech Defense Forces. Jack with his previous combat experience quickly mastered the use of the Veritech fighter. Archer graduated from the Robotech Academy in record time, although with less than spectacular grades, and was given a combat assignment with Wolf Squadron based on Macross Island.
Rank as of 2013: Lt. Commander in the Robotech Defense Force
Birthdate: June 10, 1987
History: Commander Chase graduated second in her class from the Robotech Academy in 2009, while the SDF-1 was returning to Earth. Upon graduation she was given her first assignment in the Far East, and was eventually transferred to Alaska Base immediately prior to the Zentraedi bombardment. As one of the few officers surviving the attack, she was given a promotion to Lt. Commander and given command of Base 6, one of the many small outposts in North America. As commander of the base, Lt. Commander Chase is responsible for the protecting the few human survivors with the meager resources assigned to her.
Rank as of 2009 : Lt. Commander in Robotech Defense Force
Birthdate: January 17, 1979
History: Roy Fokker was the first commander of the elite "Skull Squadron" and piloted the famous Skull-01 VF-1S until his untimely death. Fokker fought with the Western Alliance during the Global Civil War of the 1990's under the command of Captain Henry Gloval. the commander of the famous "Skull Squadron" and was the first pilot of the famous Skull-01. During the Civil War, Fokker flew with and against Jack Archer and grew to respect his abilities. Fokker, quickly joined the Robotech Defense Force and was enlisted to be one of the first test pilots for the first experimental Veritech Fighters. While of Macross Island, Fokker ran into Jack Archer and convinced him to join the RDF after showing him the how superior the new Veritechs were over the older conventional fighters.
Rank as of 2013: Captain in Robotech Defense Force
Birthdate: March 3, 1985
History: Born into a military family, Lisa Hayes could have chosen any position in the Robotech Defense Forces. However, she entered into academy and through her own merits graduated first in her class and earned a post as operations officer on the SDF-1. During the return voyage, Hayes proved to be an extremely capable officer and quickly rose through the ranks. She survived the Zentraedi bombardment, and is now rumored to be in line to command the newly built SDF-2.
Rank as of 2013: Captain in Robotech Defense Force
Birthdate: November 22, 1990
History: Largely heralded as the hero of the First Robotech War, Rick Hunter is one of the most talented pilots to come out of the Robotech Defense Forces. Rick Hunter, however, came from more humble beginnings flying with his self-adopted big brother Roy Folker in the years just prior to the Global Civil War. Hunter was stranded on board the SDF-1 during its accidental fold over Macross island and joined the Robotech Defense Forces on the nearly year long journey back to Earth, slowly working his way through the ranks. Upon the death of his mentor, Roy Fokker, Rick Hunter assumed command of elite Skull squadron and now pilots the famous Skull-01. Rick Hunter survived through the Zentraedi bombardment of the Earth in March 2012 and has now become a key figure in the Reconstruction era.
Rank as of 2013: First Lieutenant in the Robotech Defense Force
Birthdate: March 2, 1988
History: Although Hiro is several years younger than Jack Archer, the two were classmates at the Robotech Academy where they became fast friends admiring the skills of the other. After graduation, Hiro was assigned to a Tomahawk Destroid onboard the SDF-1 and was subsequently stranded onboard during the accidental hyperspace fold. While Jack remained on Earth, Hiro was defending the SDF-1 against constant Zentraedi attacks. These initial experiences tainted his view of the Zentraedi and views them as little more than animals not deserving of any mercy. After the Zentraedi bombardment of the Earth, Hiro and Jack were reunited at Base 6, although their friendship is strained at times because of Hiro's attitude towards the Zentraedi and his inferiority complex with his Destroid assignment.
Birthdate: October 10, 1993
History: Lynn Minmei was one of the 70,000 civilians which were trapped on Macross Island during the initial Zentraedi attack and subsequent emergency fold by the SDF-1. During the voyage home, Minmei becomes an icon to all those on board the SDF-1 winning the "Miss Macross" beauty contest and staring in her own movie "Little White Dragon". Most importantly for the people of Earth, Lynn Minmei's singing introducing human emotions to the Zentraedi causing large numbers to defect and fight for the Robotech Defense Forces and resulting in the defeat of Dolza's forces. In the years following the Zentraedi bombardment of Earth, Minmei becomes a symbol of hope. A role which she only reluctantly accepts.
Rank as of 2013: Second Lieutenant in the Robotech Defense Force
Birthdate: March 2, 1988
History: Izzy, Hiro, and Jack all attended the Robotech Academy together. While Jack and Hiro could be argued as the best pilots coming out of their graduating class, the same could not be said for Izzy. Although possessing adequate piloting skills, her easy going manner provided the glue to keep the group together often soothing the bruised egos of Jack or Hiro. She and Hiro were both on board the SDF-1 during her return voyage where she honed her fighting skills. After the Zentraedi Bombardment, Izzy, Jack and Hiro were assigned to Base-6 where the group quickly renewed their prior friendship. Although there are some indications that romantic potential exists between Jack and Izzy, for now the two have kept their relationship strictly platonic.
Rank: Former Commander in the Imperial Zentraedi Forces and leader of the Scavengers.
Date of Emergence from Clone Chamber: December 18, 1978
History: Former battalion commander in Khyron's fleet, Gorian's ship was destroyed during the Zentraedi bombardment and crashed in North America. He was never enthralled with human culture and brought together the disgruntled Zentraedi to form the Scavengers. During the next 16 months, the Scavengers constantly harassed the RDF outposts stealing supplies and destroying any unprotected human settlements. Although the Scavengers were all but destroyed by Jack Archer and the other personnel at Base-6, Gorian found a place in Zeraal's forces as head of his special operations a duty which he continues to serve with the utmost in ruthlessness.
Rank: Former Lieutenant in the Imperial Zentraedi Forces
Date of Emergence from Clone Chamber: January 2, 1985
History: One of the greatest female aces to emerge from the clone chamber, Kiyroa is believed to have destroyed over 250 enemy units prior to her deployment with the Imperial Grand Fleet above Earth. During the battle she encountered Jack Archer and failed to best him in one-on-one combat, the first "defeat" of her career. This event permanently scarred her and she developed an obsession of taking revenge on Archer. To further this goal, Kiyora joins Zeraal and his forces to insure that she will meet Jack one last time in combat.
Rank: Former Commander in the Imperial Zentraedi Forces and commander of Zeraal's Ground Forces
Date of Emergence from Clone Chamber: April 7, 1968
History: Although not the most talented Zentraedi warrior, Skarrde has survived through many engagements giving him a wisdom that many of the younger Zentraedi lack. Skarrde survived the Zentraedi bombardment and was one of the first Zentraedi soldiers recruited by Skarrde. He progressed through the ranks and after only a couple of months was placed in command of all ground forces. Although, he has had professional success he is troubled by the new found emotions which have arisen from his contact with Jack Archer, especially his loyalty towards his fellow soldiers.
Rank: Former Captain in the Imperial Zentraedi Forces and leader of malcontent Zentraedi in North America
Date of Emergence from Clone Chamber:: July 29, 1972
History: One of the few Zentraedi flag officers which survived from the Imperial Grand Fleet, Zeraal formed a resistance group to overthrow the weakened Robotech Defense Forces and take control of the Earth. He has proven himself an expert tactician and a deadly enemy capable of marshaling a huge Zentraedi army. The Robotech Defense Force will be hard pressed to defeat Zeraal alone and he could prove invincible if he joins forces with Khyron. Fortunately for the RDF the two most capable Zentraedi commanders are not eager to share the glory with each other and would rather remain separated.
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