Heinz Nehrich Windermere (ハインツ・ネーリッヒ・ウィンダミア Haintsu Nērihhi Uindamia) aka Heinz II (ハインツ2世 Haintsu Nisei) is a character from the Macross Δ television series and the prequel manga Macross Δ: Kuroki Tsubasa no Shiro Kishi. He is prince of the Kingdom of the Wind and son of King Gramia VI, as well as the half-brother of the Aerial Knight Keith Aero Windermere. Heinz is a "Wind Singer" and the primary source of the Vár Syndrome outbreaks. He would later be the first Wind Singer to be crowned King.
Heinz's singing voice is by Melody Chubak, and his signature song is Aura Sala ~Hikaru Kaze~, otherwise known as the Song of the Wind.
Personality & Character
Heinz is the young prince of the Kingdom of the Wind, and son of Gramia Nerich Windermere. His half-brother, Keith Aero Windermere, has sworn to protect him. He is a "Wind Singer", descended from the original Wind Singers of the Protoculture. His songs are capable of controlling those infected by the Vár Syndrome, but using his powers in such way takes a toll on his body, raising concerns regarding his health.
|“||It's fine. It is my duty. In exchange, I want you, Keith, to end the war as swiftly as possible.||”|
—Heinz Nehrich Windermere
Heinz always wished for the end the war as soon as possible. After his father, King Gramia VI is killed while aboard the the Sigur Valens, Heinz is crowned king; the first Wind Singer after more than a hundred fifty years.
He entrusts the war effort to Chancellor Roid Brehm, but soon discovers he was only being used for his personal schemes. Roid had hoped for Heinz to fulfill the role of the Star Singer, but later is abandoned after he captures Mikumo Guynemer. Heinz is horrified after his singing is used to wipe out New United Nations Spacy officer Lauri Marin's entire fleet while it was near Windermere IV's orbit. Roid breaks his allegiance to the young king, prompting Keith to take action against his former friend. The two are killed after an intense battle aboard Roid's superweapon.
Following the failure of Roid's coup, Heinz orders the withdrawal of all his forces.
Notes & Trivia
In Macross Δ Scramble, Heinz is the only singing support character for the Windermere side, and his support skill also has the distinction of having the shortest effective duration out of all the singers in the game.
Macross Δ characters
|Chaos||Ernest Johnson | Beth Muscat | Mizuki Yuri | Nina O'Brien | Guy Gielgud | Harry Takasugi|
|Walküre||Mikumo Guynemer | Kaname Buccaneer | Makina Nakajima | Reina Prowler | Freyja Wion | Claire Paddle | Lydie LeGrand|
|Delta Flight||Mirage Farina Jenius | Arad Mölders | Messer Ihlefeld | Chuck Mustang | Hayate Immelman|
|Kingdom of Winderemere||Heinz Nehrich Windermere | Gramia Nerich Windermere|
|Aerial Knights||Roid Brehm | Keith Aero Windermere | Theo Jussila | Xao Jussila | Bogue Con-Vaart | Hermann Kroos | Kassim Eberhardt | Wolf Gura|
|New United Nations Spacy||Lauri Marin | Wright Immelman | Alberto Larrazábal | Robert Kino|
|Others||Berger Stone | Lady M | Q-Lulu | Don|