Michael Johnson (マイケル・ジョンソン) is a minor supporting character in the Macross 7 television series. He serves as the secretary, masseuse and bodyguard of Mayor Milia. He is also tasked with keeping watch over her daughter Mylene, who initially ran away from home to become a musician. He is extremely distrustful of Basara Nekki.
He has a younger sister named Janet Johnson.
Personality & CharacterEdit
Michael usually has a dignified, professional air about him but is visibly stressed from the multitude of jobs that he has to do for his high-ranking and very demanding employer.
When watching Mylene, his surveillance oftentimes shifts to voyeurism. This was especially evident when he tailed Mylene in the Riviera Resort Island, commenting off-hand about her appearance in a swimsuit. His binoculars focused on her hips most of the time. Ironically, he scolds other staff members under his supervision if they do the same thing.
Skills And AbilitiesEdit
Michael is a considerable man-mountain and has the strength to match, but when giving massages to Mayor Milia, she is sometimes not satisfied, telling him to "put some more back into it".
He claims to be a "Professional Stalker", even though he loses his quarry in several occasions. Despite this, Michael seems to get around quite a lot since he is also able to take some photos of Basara and the women he is allegedly involved with to serve as gossip headline fodder for Janet Johnson, his journalist sister.
Michael is first seen accompanying Mayor Milia as she pursues Mylene by car, initially questioning her command to follow her daughter into Akusho, an undocumented sector of City 7.
The trail leads them to a run-down apartment building where Basara Nekki lives. When inquiring about Mylene's exact location goes nowhere, Michael lets himself in and gets tripped up by Basara, the latter not having granted him permission to enter. Milia orders him to desist.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- The rimless glasses Michael wears has no corrective grade. He can see just as well without them. According to character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto, their purpose is to make Michael look like a dignified professional, since he comes off as nothing more than a common henchman sans glasses. His sister also wears the same kind of lenses.
Macross 7 characters
|Macross 7 Crew||Maximilian Jenius | Milia Fallyna Jenius | Exsedol Folmo | Kim Saintlaurent | Miho Miho | Sally Saint Ford | Gadget M. Chiba | Barton|
|Fire Bomber||Basara Nekki | Mylene Flare Jenius | Ray Lovelock | Veffidas Feaze|
|Diamond Force||Gamlin Kizaki | Physica S. Fulcrum | Kinryu | Docker|
|Jamming Birds||| Bobby Lacoste | Chitose Ripple|
|Protodeviln||Lord Geperuniti | Gigile | Sivil | Glavil | Gavil | Valgo | Goram | Vomd|
|Zolan||Graham Hoilie | Maria Velázquez Hoilie | Elma Hoilie | Liza Hoilie | Lawrence | Sazapie | Kaliba | Loschier | Patrol Captain|
|Others||Flower Girl | Michael Johnson | Alice Holiday | Akiko Houjoh | Honey Suzuki | Janet Johnson | Emilia Jenius | Rex | Billy | Gubaba | Capy | Panther|