Illustrated by As'maria
Battle 7 First Transformation:
The dissension in the Protodevilun and the Gigiru Fleet's attack on the Battle 7
Related Matter: The History Of The Macross Ship Transformations
The transformation that was adopted by the SDF-1 Macross is a mechanism that was judged on-site as the last-ditch means to fire the main gun, which had become unavailable. However, its effectiveness was recognized, such as in the improvements in anti-ship close-range hand-to-hand combat and manoeuvrability, and it was inherited into the new generation Macross, such as the Battle Class and Macross Quarter Class.
Right: The First Generation Type Macross Ship
[M] The SDF-1 provisionally used it in order to resolve the main gun troubles. As it enabled the "Daedalus Attack", a close-range hand-to-hand attack, the transformation was able to be handed over to the SDFN series.
Right: The Battle Class
[F] The transformation was inherited into the Battle Class, which was the combat section of the New Macross Class. It didn't suffer damage brought about by the transformation, because it didn't have a city section.
The Movements Of City 7
Caption: It turned out that brainwashing devices were also installed in the helmets that the Varohta Forces VF pilots were equipped with.
Chart: The Battle Between The Battle 7 And Gigiru's Fleet
Table of Contents: Gigiru's Fleet, Standard Battle-Line Battleship, Gigiru's Unit, Diamond Force, Battle 7
Related Matter: The Power Of Fire Bomber's Songs
It was the songs of the rock band Fire Bomber that released the brainwashing of a prisoner of war. Even though it was later identified, the songs of Nekki Basara, who is Fire Bomber's vocalist and guitarist, are endowed with an extremely powerful "song energy (the power to derive spiritia from a higher dimension)", and it came to have great significance in the conflict with the Protodevilun.
Right: Nekki Basara
A musician who pilots the VF-19 Kai, and continues to sing on the battlefield. He also has an existence that's referred to as an "Anima Spiritia".
Caption: He sang in front of Second Lieutenant Erina Hayakawa, who was under the control of the Varohta Forces, and released his brainwashing.
Caption: Fire Bomber later found themselves on the front lines as "Sound Force", the civilian collaboration squadron.
The Battle Between The Macross 7 Fleet's Unified Forces And The Gigiru Fleet
1 The Gigiru Fleet Starts An Independent Action
2 Both Armed Forces Commence Hostilities
The Gigiru Fleet, which had defolded in front of the Macross 7 Fleet, started bombarding the fleet. This seems to have been in order to stir up the fear in the people of the fleet as the intention was to amplify the spiritia by fear.* Immediately following that, both fleets reduced the distance between them, and the genuine battle began.
* Translator's note: in the original, it was: "This seems to have been in order to stir up the enemy's fear as the intention was to amplify the spiritia by fear".
3 The Transformation Begins
4 The Battle 7 Fires Its Main Gun
© Aaron Sketchley