Mylene Flare Jenius (ミレーヌ・フレア・ジーナス Mirēnu Furea Jīnasu?) is one of the main characters of the Macross 7 television series and the Dynamite: 7 Mylene Beat manga. The seventh and youngest daughter of Maximilian Jenius and Milia Fallyna Jenius, she provided the bass guitar and additional vocals to the popular rock group, Fire Bomber. She would later pilot the VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom for Sound Force. She has an alien furball like pet, Gubaba.
Personality & CharacterEdit
|“||I'm going to sing. I'll sing for Basara too!||”|
This lead to one of the Macross universe's infamous love triangles, and she was relieved when the two men ended their bickering and became friends, though her hatred of uncertainty—in this case, whom she loved more—became a source of endless frustration for her (as well as her mother).
At the age of 14, Mylene was living in an apartment of her own aboard City 7, a massive city-ship carrying over one million people and escorted by a large battle fleet, led by Battle 7. Her parents (Max, the captain of Battle 7 and Milia, the mayor of the domed City 7) were also aboard but were now separated. All of their other children, now aged between 19 and 34, have moved away from City 7, leaving Mylene's parents to focus all of their protective instincts and concerns on her.Mylene proved to be as willful as her parents. Her mother wanted her to settle down and marry career fighter pilot Gamlin Kizaki, a protégé of hers, despite the fact that Mylene was only 14 and didn't want to get married yet. In episode 6, Milia arranged an Omiai, a Japanese custom where individuals are introduced to each other to consider the possibility of marriage. Mylene, though apprehensive, agreed to meet him to appease her mother. Once they actually met, the two became good friends, and Gamlin started to fall in love with her, becoming protective of her.
Mylene thinks little of her Zentradi heritage until episode 11, when she landed the lead role in a movie. She played the part of Lynn Minmay in the movie, titled The Lynn Minmay Story which documents Minmei's role in the Space War I. Mylene was initially scared when she met the full-sized Zentraedi, who were approximately 15 meters (50 feet) in height and would be starring in the film. Mylene apparently had never seen a full-sized Zentraedi until then and the sight made her uncomfortable. Later, as she talked to Ray Lovelock, another member of Fire Bomber, she thought about the fact that her mother, Milia Fallyna Jenius, was a full-sized Zentraedi before she was micronized. Ray then told Mylene that she has the blood of giants running through her veins.
Her father was worried about her wild nature as well. However, what Mylene wanted to be was to be a rock star, so against her parents' wishes, she joined the rock band Fire Bomber as a bassist and vocalist. It soon emerged that she inherited her parents' natural piloting skills and could pilot a variable fighter extremely well; though all were initially opposed to a young girl facing such danger, she was ultimately allowed to join Sound Force, piloting her own customized VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom whose control systems have been modified to resemble an electric bass guitar.
Despite the danger of joining Sound Force, which put her in direct combat with the powerful and deadly Protodeviln, who were virtually immune from all conventional weaponry and were only vulnerable to Sound Force's music, Mylene proved that she also has her parents' bravery. Throughout the year-long struggle of City 7 against the Protodeviln and The Varauta Army, Mylene never once gave into fear. Mylene proved herself to be an excellent pilot throughout the war. In the final battle against Lord Geperunitch, Mylene fought alongside her parents.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- Mylene's inspiration for becoming a musician is the consistent chart topnotcher in City 7, Alice Holiday.
- Milia, Mylene and Mirage, all share the initials M. F. J.
- In some Macross-related games, The VF-1J "Mylene Custom" can only be piloted by Mylene. This is actually the unit that once belonged to her mother and not the VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom that she used as a part of Sound Force. Mylene herself can use other units, however.
- Mylene is prominently featured in the rhythm smartphone game Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture and has unique interactions with her nephew, Mirage Farina Jenius.
- In Macross Dynamite 7, Mylene was drugged and nearly sexually assaulted by one of her producers' named Sazapie after she invited her into her house after a music video recording. She was saved by Gubaba who warned Ray Lovelock and Veffidas Feaze to come and break into Sazapie's home and rescue her.
Macross 7 characters
|Macross 7 Crew||Maximilian Jenius | Milia Fallyna Jenius | Exsedol Folmo | Kim Saintlaurent | Miho Miho | Sally Saint Ford | Gadget M. Chiba|
|Fire Bomber||Basara Nekki | Mylene Flare Jenius | Ray Lovelock | Veffidas Feaze|
|Diamond Force||Gamlin Kizaki | Physica S. Fulcrum | Kinryu | Docker|
|Jamming Birds||Barton| Bobby Lacoste | Randy | Ripple Chitose|
|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 | Gubaba | Capy|