Zentradi

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The Zentradi are a fictional, militaristic race of alien, humanoid giants and often the main antagonist in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982) anime series and its Robotech (1985) cartoon adaptation.wikipedia
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The Super Dimension Fortress Macross

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The Zentradi are a fictional, militaristic race of alien, humanoid giants and often the main antagonist in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982) anime series and its Robotech (1985) cartoon adaptation. Britai Kridanik | Exsedol Folmo | Boddole Zer | Quamzin Kravshera | Milia Fallyna Jenius | Moruk Lap Lamiz | Loli Dosel | Conda Bromco | Warera Nantes | Veffidas Feaze | Commander Chlore | Advisor Tranquil | Moaramia Jifon | Major Ohgotwhai | Tehmzin | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Richard Bilrer]] | Elmo Kridanik | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Clan Clang]] | Aisha Blanchette
As the aliens, known as the Zentradi, approach the Macross, the original systems override the crew's commands and fire its main cannon, wiping out the advance alien scouts and starting a war.

Kazutaka Miyatake

After the Studio Nue staff developed the final concept of what would become the Zentradi giant warrior race, artists Kazutaka Miyatake and Kawamori himself were in charge of designing the enemies' alphabet, machines and ships, while Haruhiko Mikimoto developed the Zentradi uniforms and the different alien characters.
Other designs of note have been his "Comet Empire" alien spaceship designs for Space Battleship Yamato II and the Zentradi alien ships and mecha from Macross as well as the titular mecha from the Dunbine and Orguss TV series and the Gunbuster OVA.

Macross

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It is transliterated as Zentradi, Zjentohlauedy, Zentrady, and Zentraedi for the Japanese Macross series, with the Zentraedi spelling being the one most used commonly in the Robotech adaptation. Britai Kridanik | Exsedol Folmo | Boddole Zer | Quamzin Kravshera | Milia Fallyna Jenius | Moruk Lap Lamiz | Loli Dosel | Conda Bromco | Warera Nantes | Veffidas Feaze | Commander Chlore | Advisor Tranquil | Moaramia Jifon | Major Ohgotwhai | Tehmzin | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Richard Bilrer]] | Elmo Kridanik | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Clan Clang]] | Aisha Blanchette
It was established by the successor to the modern United Nations in order to defend Earth from a possible attack by hostile aliens, and was involved in Space War I against an extraterrestrial race called the Zentradi.

Milia Fallyna Jenius

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Probably the best known female Zentradi is Milia Fallyna Jenius, the most renowned Zentradi pilot that the humans have encountered. Komilia Maria Fallyna Jenius | Silvie Gena | Guld Goa Bowman | Mylene Flare Jenius | [[Macross 7: The Galaxy Is Calling Me!#Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me!|Emilia Jenius]] | Ranka Lee | Mei Lilong Britai Kridanik | Exsedol Folmo | Boddole Zer | Quamzin Kravshera | Milia Fallyna Jenius | Moruk Lap Lamiz | Loli Dosel | Conda Bromco | Warera Nantes | Veffidas Feaze | Commander Chlore | Advisor Tranquil | Moaramia Jifon | Major Ohgotwhai | Tehmzin | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Richard Bilrer]] | Elmo Kridanik | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Clan Clang]] | Aisha Blanchette
Milia is an ace Quimeliquola Queadluun-Rau power armor pilot, a Meltlandi, or female Zentradi, a giant race of warriors in Macross: Do You Remember Love??.

VF-1 Valkyrie

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This makes it possible for them to endure hand-to-hand combat against human mecha like the VF-1 Valkyrie.
While the Battroid mode has some limited altitude control, its primary purpose is for ground hand-to-hand combat, which enabled Earth forces to fight the giant alien invaders on their own scale as the military had anticipated they would meet.

Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again

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Komilia Maria Fallyna Jenius | Silvie Gena | Guld Goa Bowman | Mylene Flare Jenius | [[Macross 7: The Galaxy Is Calling Me!#Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me!|Emilia Jenius]] | Ranka Lee | Mei Lilong
The story takes place in 2092, 80 years after the events depicted in Macross: Do You Remember Love? The SDF-1 Macross still exists, as does the U.N. Spacy Minmay Attack stratagem, which has been successfully employed to thwart the Zentradi threat ever since.

Macross: Do You Remember Love?

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However, in the Macross: Do You Remember Love? animated film, the Zentradi were actually shown speaking a fictional extraterrestrial language (that also was developed for the movie by the Studio Nue production staff) as subtitles were provided for the audience.
In the original Macross TV series, the Zentradi's dialogue was automatically translated into Japanese. In this animated film, they are actually heard speaking a fictional extraterrestrial language specifically developed for the movie as subtitles are provided for the audience, much like the Klingon language in Star Trek (of which a word wasn't spoken until they both appeared in their first theatrical version). This language was subsequently used in further installations of the Macross universe.

List of Macross characters

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Komilia Maria Fallyna Jenius | Silvie Gena | Guld Goa Bowman | Mylene Flare Jenius | [[Macross 7: The Galaxy Is Calling Me!#Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me!|Emilia Jenius]] | Ranka Lee | Mei Lilong Britai Kridanik | Exsedol Folmo | Boddole Zer | Quamzin Kravshera | Milia Fallyna Jenius | Moruk Lap Lamiz | Loli Dosel | Conda Bromco | Warera Nantes | Veffidas Feaze | Commander Chlore | Advisor Tranquil | Moaramia Jifon | Major Ohgotwhai | Tehmzin | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Richard Bilrer]] | Elmo Kridanik | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Clan Clang]] | Aisha Blanchette
He is the SDF-1 ship's plankowner and sees her through many adventures and hardships battling the Zentradi aliens during the original series.

Macross 7

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Komilia Maria Fallyna Jenius | Silvie Gena | Guld Goa Bowman | Mylene Flare Jenius | [[Macross 7: The Galaxy Is Calling Me!#Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me!|Emilia Jenius]] | Ranka Lee | Mei Lilong Britai Kridanik | Exsedol Folmo | Boddole Zer | Quamzin Kravshera | Milia Fallyna Jenius | Moruk Lap Lamiz | Loli Dosel | Conda Bromco | Warera Nantes | Veffidas Feaze | Commander Chlore | Advisor Tranquil | Moaramia Jifon | Major Ohgotwhai | Tehmzin | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Richard Bilrer]] | Elmo Kridanik | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Clan Clang]] | Aisha Blanchette As war broke out with The Supervision Army centuries later, the Zentradi entered into combat with their fearsomely powerful force of millions of space warships and mecha produced in thousands of huge automated factories scattered across the galaxy and legions of expendable giant clone troops.
It is eventually revealed that Basara Nekki was given the Valkyrie by his friend and bandmate Ray Lovelock, who is a former UN Spacy Valkyrie pilot, and part of secret project inspired by the effectiveness of Lynn Minmay's singing in the original war with the Zentradi.

List of Macross Frontier characters

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Komilia Maria Fallyna Jenius | Silvie Gena | Guld Goa Bowman | Mylene Flare Jenius | [[Macross 7: The Galaxy Is Calling Me!#Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me!|Emilia Jenius]] | Ranka Lee | Mei Lilong Britai Kridanik | Exsedol Folmo | Boddole Zer | Quamzin Kravshera | Milia Fallyna Jenius | Moruk Lap Lamiz | Loli Dosel | Conda Bromco | Warera Nantes | Veffidas Feaze | Commander Chlore | Advisor Tranquil | Moaramia Jifon | Major Ohgotwhai | Tehmzin | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Richard Bilrer]] | Elmo Kridanik | [[List of Macross Frontier characters#Private Military Provider S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services)|Clan Clang]] | Aisha Blanchette
Known as the "Super-Dimension Cinderella", Ranka is a petite, lively and cheerful (although naive) teenage girl with green hair. She suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome as a result from witnessing the destruction of the 117th Long Distance Research Fleet in which her biological family perished. She is one-quarter Zentradi, which gives her the ability to have her hair move on its own according to her feelings, as well as an above-average resistance to the vacuum of space. As the adopted younger sister of S.M.S. ace Ozma Lee, she initially attends an all-girl's high school at the urging of her brother while working part-time at the Chinese restaurant "Nyan-Nyan". She later transfers to the Mihoshi Academy to facilitate her singing career after being discovered at the Miss Macross contest and the "Bird Human" movie where she plays the role of Mao Nome. Ranka starts off as a huge fan of Sheryl Nome as she has loved singing since childhood and had dreamt of becoming a singer. She has a crush on Alto Saotome, especially after being rescued by him when the Vajra first attacked the Macross Frontier fleet. It is revealed that she has a deep connection to the Vajra as her songs confuse them and she feels severe pain whenever large amounts of Vajra are killed in her vicinity; the exact nature of this ability is explained as the result of her mother's exposure to the "V-Type" infection during pregnancy. As such, Ranka is referred to as the "Little Queen" by Grace O'Connor, suggesting that her relation to the Vajra may be more than it seems. In episode 21, with her heart completely broken, she leaves the Macross Frontier fleet (along with her bodyguard Brera Sterne) while trying to deliver her Vajra pet "Ai-Kun" to the rest of its species. She and Brera eventually find the planet of origin of the Vajra. Ranka is captured by them just as she recalls her past and realizes that Brera is her biological brother. While being held on the Vajra planet, she realizes that everything that happened to the 117th fleet resulted because her singing attracted the Vajra. Using Ranka's self-perceived blame for the incident, Grace O'Connor manipulates Ranka into compromising the Vajra fold communication network, allowing Grace to send the Vajra against the incoming Macross Frontier fleet during their final battle. However, with the help of Alto, Sheryl, and Brera, she manages to break free from Grace's influence and rallies the Vajra to side with the Frontier fleet to defeat Grace. In the last episode Ranka saves the life of Sheryl from the "V-type" microbes that she had, sending from her brain into her abdomen. In the final scene, she is seen welcoming Alto to the Vajra's home planet, as he flies over to her and Sheryl.

Mylene Flare Jenius

Komilia Maria Fallyna Jenius | Silvie Gena | Guld Goa Bowman | Mylene Flare Jenius | [[Macross 7: The Galaxy Is Calling Me!#Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me!|Emilia Jenius]] | Ranka Lee | Mei Lilong
Mylene is the seventh and youngest daughter of Maximilian Jenius and Milia Fallyna Jenius, the human and Zentradi couple (respectively) from the series The Super Dimension Fortress Macross.

Anime

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The Zentradi are a fictional, militaristic race of alien, humanoid giants and often the main antagonist in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982) anime series and its Robotech (1985) cartoon adaptation.

Robotech

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The Zentradi are a fictional, militaristic race of alien, humanoid giants and often the main antagonist in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982) anime series and its Robotech (1985) cartoon adaptation.

Human cloning

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As war broke out with The Supervision Army centuries later, the Zentradi entered into combat with their fearsomely powerful force of millions of space warships and mecha produced in thousands of huge automated factories scattered across the galaxy and legions of expendable giant clone troops. Prior to their first encounter with the human race, all members of the Zentradi race were artificially created through cloning.

Shōji Kawamori

Shoji Kawamori
The idea of extraterrestrial humanoid enemies was first conceived by Shōji Kawamori, inspired by the trend of militaristic alien antagonists from previous science fiction shows like Space Battleship Yamato (1974).

Space Battleship Yamato

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The idea of extraterrestrial humanoid enemies was first conceived by Shōji Kawamori, inspired by the trend of militaristic alien antagonists from previous science fiction shows like Space Battleship Yamato (1974).

Studio Nue

After the Studio Nue staff developed the final concept of what would become the Zentradi giant warrior race, artists Kazutaka Miyatake and Kawamori himself were in charge of designing the enemies' alphabet, machines and ships, while Haruhiko Mikimoto developed the Zentradi uniforms and the different alien characters.

Haruhiko Mikimoto

After the Studio Nue staff developed the final concept of what would become the Zentradi giant warrior race, artists Kazutaka Miyatake and Kawamori himself were in charge of designing the enemies' alphabet, machines and ships, while Haruhiko Mikimoto developed the Zentradi uniforms and the different alien characters.

Japanese language

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In the original Macross Japanese-language anime series (Big West/Studio Nue, 1982) the Zentradi were created as a spacefaring race of giant humanoid proxy warriors by the first civilization in the galaxy, the Protoculture, 497,500 years ago.

Big West Frontier

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In the original Macross Japanese-language anime series (Big West/Studio Nue, 1982) the Zentradi were created as a spacefaring race of giant humanoid proxy warriors by the first civilization in the galaxy, the Protoculture, 497,500 years ago.

Spacefaring

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In the original Macross Japanese-language anime series (Big West/Studio Nue, 1982) the Zentradi were created as a spacefaring race of giant humanoid proxy warriors by the first civilization in the galaxy, the Protoculture, 497,500 years ago.

Proxy war

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In the original Macross Japanese-language anime series (Big West/Studio Nue, 1982) the Zentradi were created as a spacefaring race of giant humanoid proxy warriors by the first civilization in the galaxy, the Protoculture, 497,500 years ago.

Cradle of civilization

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In the original Macross Japanese-language anime series (Big West/Studio Nue, 1982) the Zentradi were created as a spacefaring race of giant humanoid proxy warriors by the first civilization in the galaxy, the Protoculture, 497,500 years ago.

Galactic empire

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They contributed greatly to the expansion of the Protoculture Civilization's sphere of influence and the creation of a Protoculture Stellar Republic that controlled most of our galaxy.

List of fictional spacecraft

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As war broke out with The Supervision Army centuries later, the Zentradi entered into combat with their fearsomely powerful force of millions of space warships and mecha produced in thousands of huge automated factories scattered across the galaxy and legions of expendable giant clone troops.