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By AARON SKETCHLEY ( Ver 2.1 2020.06.17

Glossary 14A: Interstellar Flight - Dagao

• "Glossary Sheet 14." Macross Chronicle. 07 Jan. 2010: 29-30.
• "Glossary Sheet 14A." Macross Chronicle Revised Ed. 17 Sept. 2013: 17-18.

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Interstellar Flight [F]
Caption: [Interstellar Flight] The song won popularity with its catchy lyrics and charming dance. In particular, the signature line at the start "Everyone hug someone close, to the end of the galaxy!" and the elegantly simple signature pose "Kiraa ☆" (pictured) just before that, made not only Earthlings, but also Zentrādi wildly excited.

The representative song of Ranka Lee, the idol singer who has the reputation of being the "Super Dimensional Cinderella". It was introduced during the suppression of the rebellion incident that occurred on Gaul 4. Thereafter, the up-tempo pop tune won fame, and it became the cue to evaluate Ranka as the second coming of Minmei.

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Ecosystem Protection Law [F]
Caption: [Ecosystem Protection Law] Without knowing it, Ranka sheltered the larval form of a Vajra that had strayed into Island 1. She named it "Ai-kun" and secretly raised it. This was a clear violation of the Ecosystem Protection Law, and Nanase chided Ranka about it when she spotted Ai-kun.

As one of the laws that is enforced in an emigrant fleet, it is the one that prohibits recklessly bringing flora and fauna of other planets into an Emigrant Fleet. As the maintenance of the within-ship ecosystem of an Emigrant Ship is important—as it's composed of a closed-system bio-plant—the flora and fauna of other planets should not be brought into a fleet until a full investigation of them have been completed, as they possesses the potentiality of destroying the ship's ecosystem. It seems that this law was laid out for that reason.

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General Galaxy Company [Plus, FB, 7, 7Gin, D7, F]
Caption: [General Galaxy Company] In 2040, the General Galaxy Co. participated in the Unified Forces Next Main Variable Fighter Selection Competition—introducing the innovative YF-21 aircraft, which installed the BDI System at its core. Although they were defeated [in the competition], they displayed great technological strength.

A military manufacturer that was formed in 2017, and is an amalgamation of OTEC affiliated industrialists and the OTEC Company—an international OTM research institution. It is an acknowledge authority in the development of fighter aircraft that proactively take in Zentrādi technology. Even though it started later than Shinsei Industry, by welcoming in the Zentrādi genius engineer Arugasu Seruzā as the chief design adviser, they produced new technology and product models that didn't adhere to existing armament systems. They released such Valkyries as the VF-9 Cutlass and the VF-171 Nightmare Plus, which was widespread in 2059. In addition, they developed the BDI System, which connects the control avionics to the pilot's nerves and directly applies the pilot's mental images to the behaviour of the aircraft.

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Zero-time Fold [F]

A new type of space fold that breaks through the Fold Fault space barriers, which are considered impossible to penetrate by normal Fold Navigation. The faults can be broken through by using Vajra generated Fold Quartz. The Macross Frontier Fleet affiliated comprehensive mechanism manufacturer L.A.I. Co. carried out the development of the Zero-Time Fold device in 2059. On the other hand, a part of the powers that be in the Macross Galaxy Fleet are also considered to have independently advanced Zero-Time Fold research and development.

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Vanguard Frigate [7]
Caption: [Vanguard Frigate] It has a silhouette mainly composed of straight lines—the feature of the Varōta warships. It also functions as a transport ship, and is able to load two to three Fz-109 Elgerzorn in the hangar in the ship's stern.

A small, fast ship retained by the Varōta Forces. Even though its 168 m length is the smallest in the Varōta Fleet, it has excellent amounts of cruising speed and manoeuvrability. It is deployed forward of the main body of the armed forces, and its speciality is hit-and-run attacks that mainly make the best use of its speed.

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Wartime Control Mode [F]

A special restriction applied to Fifth Generation Model Emigrant Fleets that adopted the Closed-system Bio-plant. The Fifth Generation Emigrant Fleet forms one circulatory system, and it is possible to completely cycle the atmosphere, water, and organic matter in it. When a shortage of goods occurs due to some kind of situation, there is a danger that could adversely affect the entire fleet's environment. In order to avoid that, the "Wartime Control Mode" limits the consumption of indispensable materials. After the mode has been officially announced, various restrictions are added to civic life.

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Battle Pod [II]
Caption: [Battle Pod] It doesn't have limbs and it is mainly used for firefights. The parts on the sides are thrusters that operate independently of the main body, and the Battle Pod can manifest excellent manoeuvrability by making good use of those parts.

A mass-produced armament retained by the Mardūk Forces and is mainly given to the brainwashed Zentrādi soldiers. This small-sized Mobile Weapon that's based on an elliptical shape is controlled by a pilot who lies down in the cockpit. Also, a type for commanders with enhanced manoeuverability also exists.

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Saint Maria Academy [F]

A prestigious school in the Macross Frontier Fleet that Ranka Lee also attended. It is quite well known as a school for señoritas. As Ranka's appearance in the Miss Macross Contest was viewed as a problem, she was punished by being suspended from the school. She soon changed schools to the Mihoshi Academy.

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Zentrādi [M, Plus, FB, 7, 7Gin, D7, F, Ai, II, Other]

The Zentrādi are humanoid living armaments that exceed 10 m in height and are considered to have been produced by the Protoculture, who built an Interstellar Republic in remote antiquity. Their combat instincts are intensified. Even though they were given intelligence, restrictions were placed on such things as thinking—so that they don't deviate from being "weapons". In addition, a lot of basic directives were inserted into them so that they didn't act against the Protoculture. Even though they don't have a culture as they only carry out combat, they have a peculiar language organization, and [the use of] words such as "De-karuchaa" have generally spread widely.

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Zentrādi Brainwashed Soldiers [II]
Caption: [Zentrādi Brainwashed Soldiers] The brainwashed soldiers are made to take an oath of loyalty to the Mardūk, and absolute obedience was demanded in their duties. In addition, the Mardūk seized the power over the brainwashed soldiers' life-and-death, and when there was a formidable enemy, the Mardūk coerced the brainwashed soldiers to fight with the "Song Of Destruction".

The Mardūk Forces—who intend to control the entire galaxy through military power—brainwashed Zentrādi that were captured in battle, and used them as the combat strength of their own armed forces. They were controlled by the "Song Of Battle", sung by the Emulators, and they were released into every battleground as the faithful advance guard.

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Zentoran [M, Plus, 7, 7Gin, D7, F, II, Other]

The nickname for Zentrādi. It's mainly used when the Zentrādi indicate their own race. Also, there are cases where female Zentrādi indicate themselves with the name "Meltran".

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Omni-directional Barrier [M]
Caption: [Omni-directional Barrier] The glowing sphere that covers the entire Macross almost completely blocks all attacks from the outside. For that reason, even though it is more effective than the Pinpoint Barrier, the problem when it runs wild is even greater.

The Omni-directional Barrier was developed based on the Pinpoint Barrier. The entire Macross is covered in a spherical field, and every attack against it is rendered ineffective. However, maintaining the field's stability is difficult, and it is tinged with the danger of having once produced a large explosion that engulfed the surroundings. The North America Ontario Autonomous Region suffered serious damage as a result of that. However, the Omni-directional Barrier was settled as a stable technology in the battle with the Bodoru Main Fleet, and it protected the Macross to the end from the exploding Furubusu Barensu Flagship.

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Zomudo [7]
Caption: [Zomudo (left)] She was revived along with Goramu by Geperunicchi, to hasten the completion of the Spiritia Farm. However, in the battle over the fourth planet of the Varōta System, they were gulped down by Geperunicchi, who ran out of control.

A Protodevilun that exists in a pair with Goramu. She features seven arms and a long extended tail, and moves while repeatedly making short-range space transitions. Zomudo's combat abilities are also powerful, and she doesn't only fire beams from her eyes and hands, but can also shoot a powerful helical-shaped energy in cooperation with Goramu. Also, Zomudo has the ability where she is able to force objects with a large mass to space fold by cooperating with Goramu—together they forced the Macross 7 Fleet's Resort Ship Riviera to fold to the fourth planet of the Varōta Star System.

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Target Drone [Plus]
Caption: [Target Drone] As there are no control units—such as a cockpit—the airframe size is smaller than that of normal aircraft. Given that the cruising range is short, it is transported to the pertinent airspace by a transporter and separates in the air.

The unmanned fighter craft used in the Unified Forces Next Main Variable Fighter Adoption Competition "Project Super Nova". It is operated by remote control (including autonomous control by the AI) from headquarters, and was used for such things as the target aircraft in simulated battles in order to test the manoeuvrability and combat abilities of the aircraft that were being assessed.

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Diamond Crevasse [F]
Caption: [Diamond Crevasse] Sheryl, who sang "Diamond Crevasse" at the same time as Ranka Lee—humming it while worrying about her older brother Ozuma—energetically joked "I rarely give such a service" to her companions, who were deeply moved by the unexpected happening.

As one of the songs of Sheryl Nome, who is known as the "Galactic Fairy", it is a song that is heard in a ballad tone that sang about parting with an important person. It was the opening number of the "Sayonara Concert" in the Macross Frontier Fleet, and when a large number of Vajra broke out within the fleet, Sheryl sang the song in order to cheer up the civilians who had taken shelter with her.

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Anti-ESA Specification Warhead [F]
Caption: [Anti-ESA Specification Warhead] Even though Ozuma Lee didn't distrust his belief in the usefulness of this warhead—as he didn't know about about the Vajra's feedback ability, his belief was easily broken and overturned on the battlefield.

A special warhead that S.M.S. used for combat with the Vajra. Even though they originally were warheads for damaging targets that have ESA (Energy Conversion Armour), they proved to be a good match in battle with the Vajra when it was used together with missiles. The warheads were distributed to every squadron. However, their effectiveness gradually decreased because of the Vajra's special characteristic feeding back of battle experience to the other Vajra.

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First Interstellar War [M]

A space war from 2009 to 2010, that suddenly occurred between the Earth Unified Forces and the Zentrādi (the Bodoru Main Fleet). The war ended in a narrow victory for the Unified Forces with the retreat of the flagship fleet when it lost its flagship. However, damage on the Earth side was also great: the global environment and ecosystem suffered catastrophic damage in the bombardment from orbit, and the number of surviving Earthlings was only a little less than several million people. However, there was the cooperation of the Zentrādi (Buritai's Fleet)—allies with the Unified Forces—and there was a rapid revival. The Earth flourished so much as to undertake extraterrestrial emigration.

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33rd Marine Force [F]
Caption: [33rd Marine Force] Ogatai and others were pleased with Sheryl's arrival. However, they seem to have lacked coherence as a unit, because they couldn't stop Temujin, who used the stoppage of Sheryl's live sympathy call performance as a pretext for violence.*

*Translator's note: originally was: "... they couldn't stop Temujin, who used Sheryl's poor physical health as a pretext for violence."


The New Unified Forces Zentrādi unit stationed on the planet "Gaul 4". As far as those Zentrādi are concerned, they exist like a nuisance. Among them, some of the soldiers—led by Temujin—advocated an open rebellion against Earth's culture. Therefore, even though the commander, Ogotai, requested a sympathy call by Sheryl Nome from the Macross Frontier Fleet, his mismanagement backfired on him and played a role in Sheryl being taken hostage.

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Daedalus Attack [M]
Caption: [Daedalus Attack] Even though the Daedalus Attack was used in combat without a test run after Hayase Misa suggested it, the attack succeeded in destroying a 2,000 m class Standard Battleship in a single blow. After that, the manoeuvre was adopted as a formal means of attack.

One of the Macross's anti-ship attack methods. The Pinpoint Barriers are concentrated on the right side of the Macross (on the [bow of] the Amphibious Assault Ship Daedalus), which has transformed into Storming Attack Form, and the Daedalus is plunged into the enemy ship. The target is destroyed from within in a simultaneous attack by the Destroid unit deployed in the bow of the Daedalus. However, an effective strike isn't awarded if the timing to plunge into the enemy is wrong or if the Daedalus pierces all the way through the target.

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Presidential Office [F]
Caption: [Presidential Office] The Presidential Office received the report of contact with the Vajra, and judged that it was impossible for the current New Unified Forces to defend against them. They sent out a request for cooperation to the Civilian Military Provider S.M.S.

The institution that plays a central role in the administration of the Macross Frontier Fleet. It is set up within Island 1, and all sorts of ministries and government offices are centralized on it, including the facilities for the fourth president—president Howard Glass—to perform his official duties. Also, the Battle Frontier fleet flagship is connected by hotline, and in emergencies, limited executive power might shift to the Battle Frontier side from the Presidential Office.

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Second Resource Management Mode [F]
Caption: [Second Resource Management Mode] 80 billion t of atmosphere, 15,000 t of organic matter, and 20,000 t of water disappeared in the Frontier Fleet—which had a bad experience in the Vajra attack—and they were forced to officially announce the Second Resource Management Mode. Even though President Howard Glass smokes a cigar in the disastrous consequence, that is an act that is strictly in violation of the control mode.

The second level of the "War Time Resources Mode" that the Macross Frontier Presidential Office officially announced. After it is officially announced, the contamination of the atmosphere, soil, or water are considered B-class crimes, and it becomes the target of prosecution.

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117th Research Fleet [F]
Caption: [117th Research Fleet] A ship in the 117th Research Fleet, which suffered a Vajra attack and was destroyed. The remains are drifting even now in the sector in the vicinity of Gaul 4, which is in the neighbourhood of the center of the galaxy.

The name of the special fleet that made Mao Nome its leader—she was known as the the authority on Protoculture research. Ranka Lee and Brera Sterne's mother Ranshe Mei, and Grace O'Conner also participated in the research on the Vajra and the V-type Infectious Disease that was conducted by the fleet. However, Ranshe and Grace appear to have had opposite opinions concerning the manner of investigation and use of the Vajra. Also, as the fleet itself was attacked and destroyed by the Vajra, there aren't any records of the contents of that detailed research.

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Solar System Valkyrie Pilot Championship Series [II]

A great event held every year in the Solar System in the 2090's. It is an event where Variable Fighter pilots meet together and compete with their skills. The Earth Unified Forces female pilot Sylvie Geena has won the championship. In addition male pilot Nex Gilbert—Sylvie Geena's colleague—shines with the overall victory.

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Fourth Management Mode [F]

The fourth "Officially Announced Wartime Resources Mode" was proclaimed by the Macross Frontier Presidential Office. After the official announcement, all commercial activities and a part of public transportation stops. In addition, food and water is rationed, and an extreme burden is forced onto civic life. The fleet decided to make a super long-range space fold in order to shake free from the pursuing Vajra, and it was proclaimed that they would be accumulating energy for that purpose.

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Dagao [M]
Caption: [Dagao] Dagao barely retained his presence of mind in Ichijo Hikaru and Hayase Misa's kissing scene, which was backed by Lynn Minmei's songs. However, he couldn't withstand the existence of the baby (Komira)—born in the relationship between the Earthling Max and the Zentrādi Miria—and he bolted from there.

The Defensive Fleet Commander of the Factory Satellite that supplied such things as Battle Pods to the Zentrādi Forces. Even though he refused the recommendation to surrender in the Factory Satellite Seizure Operation by the Unified Forces and Buritai Fleet—carried out after the conclusion of the First Interstellar War—Dagao was shown and disturbed by the culture of Earth. In the end, he lost his life when the ship he was in was struck by the attack of a friendly ship that he had judged to be contaminated by the Protoculture.

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