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The Protodeviln (プロトデビルン Purotodebirun) is a race of ancient aliens, and the primary antagonist in Macross 7. Though some appear humanoid (through possessing the body of other humanoid beings), and some bear resemblance of vampire-like elves, most are gigantic creatures with few human features, resembling devils. The non-humanoid Protodeviln creatures were designed by mecha designer Kazutaka Miyatake of Studio Nue, while the humanoid types were designed by character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto.

The Zentradi fear the Protodeviln, and would often go berserk while near certain creatures of their species.

Characteristics & Abilities Edit

Though some appear humanoid (through possessing the body of other humanoid beings), and some bear resemblance of vampire-like elves, most are gigantic creatures with few humanoid features, resembling demons, devils, hence their name. They have the ability to possess other sentient beings, bending their bodies to their will. This becomes a significant issue during their assault on the Macross 7 fleet.

They are sensitive to spiritia energy, and would often weaken from sustained attack by sound energy derived from singing.

Some Protodeviln also have the ability to turn into pure forms of energy, destroying anything and everything in their path. The lucky few that are drained of their spiritia could be treated by listening to music from Fire Bomber.

HistoryEdit

Genesis and conquestEdit

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the Stellar Republic of the humanoid alien race known as the Protoculture controlled much of the Milky Way galaxy.[1][2][3] They genetically created giant humanoid warriors known as the Zentradi and manipulated Earth's native life to shape the evolution of what would become humanity.[3][4][5][6][7] However, internal divisions and conflicts within the Stellar Republic led to a project to create a race of even more advanced Zentradi to fight the ongoing wars. These beings, dubbed the Evil (pronounced "eh-vil") series of warriors, were initially unsuccessful due to their high energy requirements; nevertheless, the project was reopened upon the discovery of a sub-universe containing abundant energy. However, experiments to develop organs capable of utilizing this energy inadvertently allowed non-corporeal beings within that sub-universe to cross into our own universe. These beings possessed the Evil entities, and used them to wreak immense havoc. The Protoculture called these beings in their new form the Protodeviln.

The Protodeviln realized they could not remain in our universe indefinitely, as they required an energy called spiritia to remain active. However, they quickly learned that Protoculture, Zentradi and other humanoids generated this energy, and began conquering large portions of the Galaxy, feeding on spiritia wherever they went, and brainwashing captured humanoids into a massive fighting force, the Supervision Army .[8]

Imprisonment and returnEdit

The Protodeviln drained so much spiritia from the Galaxy that they almost created a Spiritia Black Hole, into which the spiritia of all forms of life would be drawn inexorably, turning the cosmos into a lifeless void. However, before this could happen they were defeated and driven back by a special group of Protoculture people, the Anima Spiritia , possessed of a form of spiritia too pure for the Protodeviln to absorb. Overwhelmed and immobilised, the alien creatures were imprisoned within massive crystals in caves beneath the surface of an ice planet. Wary of the return of their fearsome enemies, the now almost extinct Protoculture left information—for those who could find it—of the Protodeviln and how they were defeated.

500,000 years later in the year 2025, the Megaroad-13 colonization fleet discovered an inhabitable planet and named its star system Varauta . Later in 2043 an U.N. Spacy research fleet launched an expedition to the icy fourth planet in the system and discovered a mysterious energy field and alien ruins beneath the surface. Entering a cave, the expedition encountered the source: the crystal prisons of the Protodeviln, brought back to consciousness by the arrival of fresh spiritia. High-ranking Protodeviln awakened and remotely possessed two of the expedition officers while brainwashing the rest into a new Supervision Army called the Varauta Army . After capturing the Megaroad-13 (and modifying their ships and mecha to better serve their purposes) the next target of the Protodeviln and their new Varauta army became the approaching colonization fleets, Macross 5 and Macross 7.[9]

Protodeviln WarEdit

The Varauta initial attacks on the Macross 5 and 7 fleets escalated into a new armed conflict known as the Protodeviln War (2045-2046), which caused heavy casualties on both the Varauta and the U.N. Spacy sides. These included part of the Varauta army, some of the Protodeviln, the whole Macross 5 defense fleet and part of the Macross 7 defense fleet. Survivors from Macross 5 were imprisoned and used as living batteries. After nearly an entire year of battles the war between the Macross 7 fleet and the Varauta army finally concludes thanks to the efforts of musician Basara Nekki and his band Fire Bomber, who were discovered to be the new Anima Spiritia and the only force capable of effectively stopping the Protodeviln attacks.[10]

In the end the Protodeviln evolve into a Spiritia self-regenerating race with Basara Nekki's singing as the catalyst. Eventually the surviving Protodeviln leave to travel across the universe, now fully capable of producing Spiritia by themselves and with no need to absorb it from Humans or Zentradi anymore.[11]

CharactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Official Macross Chronology. Page 54. Macross Perfect Memory. Reference Book. 260 A4 pages. Minori Library, Japan. Y2800. 1983, October 10.
  2. ADV Films Official Macross English Dub Page.The Protoculture. 04-09-09
  3. 3.0 3.1 Translation & Cultural Notes. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Liner Notes. AnimEigo (2001-12-21). Retrieved on 2009-04-20.
  4. Official Macross Chronology: The Zentradi. Page 54. Macross Perfect Memory. Reference Book. 260 A4 pages. Minori Library, Japan. Y2800. 1983, October 10.
  5. Macross Chronicle Issue 08. World Guide Sheet: 04a: The Zentradi. Part Two. Page 14. We've Inc. 2008.10.30
  6. ADV Films Official Macross English Dub Page.The Zentradi. 04-09-09
  7. Macross Chronicle Issue 13. Mechanic Sheet: FB: Protoculture - 01A City Space Ship Altira. We've Inc. 2009.01.08
  8. ADV Films Official Macross English Dub Page.The Supervision Army. 04-09-09
  9. Origins of The Varauta Army as shown in "Macross 7 Plus: Spiritia Dreaming"
  10. The Protodeviln War: Initial Stages
  11. The Protodeviln War: Final Stages
Topics
Organizations
Supervision Army | United Nations Government | United Nations Military | Anti-U.N. Forces | United Nations | U.N. Spacy | Black Rainbow | Critical Path Corporation | Latence | Vindirance | City Police | Zola Military | Fasces | New United Nations Government | New United Nations Spacy | Strategic Military Services | Sephira Branch | Ouroboros Branch | Chaos | Pipré Branch | Epsilon Foundation | Windermere Kingdom
Units and Squadrons
Angel Birds | Apollo Squadron | Vermillion Flight | Skull Squadron | Faerie Squadron | Sharon Apple Coup Faction | Milky Dolls | Varauta Army | Pink Pecker | Emerald Force | Diamond Force | Fire Bomber | Sound Force | Jamming Birds | VF-X Ravens | Dancing Skull | Pixie Team | Antares Squadron | Echo Flight | Delta Flight | Walküre | Aerial Knights
Fleets
118th Bodol Zer Main Fleet | 109th Branch Fleet's 7th Aerial Armored Division | 33rd Marine Battalion | 67th Glruimual Class Branch Britai | 21st Giant Immigration Fleet | 47th Response Fleet | 37th Long Distance Colony Fleet | 29th Super Long Distance Colony Emigrant Fleet | 55th Long Distance Colony Fleet | 25th Large-Scale Super-Long-Distance Colonization Fleet | 117th Long Distance Research Fleet | Chlore Fleet
Terminology
Alus | Bio-neural Chip | Bird Human | Destroid | Dimension Eater | Deculture | Emulator | Fold | Fold Fault | Fold Quartz | Grand Cannon | Human Seeding Project | Inertia Store Converter | Itano Circus | Kawamori Space | Lynn Minmay Story | Miclone | Minmay Attack | Mercat | Miss Macross Contest | OverTechnology | Reaction Weaponry | Scramble News Network | SDFN-class | Song Energy | Spiritia | Thrones | Vanquish Race | Vár Syndrome | Variable Battle Pod | Variable Fighter | Variable Fighter Girls | V-Type Virus
Planets
Earth | Eden | Varauta IV | Zola | Cristrania | Neo York | New Asia | Susia | Lux | Varauta | Gallia 4 | Ouroboros | Sephira | Pipré | Alfheim | Al Shahal | Windermere IV | Divide | Voldor | Lusitania | Ebel | Ansem III | Randol | Ragna
Species
Protoculture | Human | Zentradi | Meltrandi | Mardook | Protodeviln | Zolan | Vahla Ena | Vajra | Windermerean | Voldorian | Ragnan
TV Series Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again | Macross 7 | Macross Frontier | Macross Δ
Events Unification Wars | Space War I | Sharon Apple Incident | Protodeviln War | Vajra War
Movies The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? | Macross Plus Movie Edition | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: The Movie | Macross Frontier Movie: The False Songstress | Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye | Macross FB7 Galaxy Flow Soul: Listen to My Song! | Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre | Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live
OVA The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 | Macross Plus | Macross 7: Encore | Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me! | Macross Dynamite 7 | Macross Zero
Books Misa Hayase: White Reminiscences | My Fair Minmay | Macross Ace | Macross Dynamite 7: Mylene Beat | Shōji Kawamori Macross Design Works | Macross Chronicle | Macross 7: Trash | Macross Plus: TAC Name | Macross The Ride | Macross 7th Chord | Super Dimension Fortress Macross The First | Macross F ~Secret Visions~ | Macross Δ Manga | Macross Δ Gaiden: Macross E | Macross Δ: Kuroki Tsubasa no Shiro Kishi | Macross Δ: Ginga wo Michibiku Utahime | Variable Master File | Macross Δ: Girl of Al Shahal
Video Games Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Famicom) | Super Spacefortress Macross | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross 2036 | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Eternal Love Song | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II (Arcade) | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Remember Me | Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Love Stories | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader Complete Pack | Macross Plus (Arcade) | Macross Digital Mission VF-X | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Game) | Macross VF-X2 | Macross 7 -Shake the Heart of the Galaxy- | Macross Plus Game Edition | Macross M3 | The Super Dimension Macross: Aiuchi Typing Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Macross Ace Frontier | Macross Triangle Frontier | Macross Ultimate Frontier | CR Fever Super Dimension Fortress Macross | My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012 | Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy | Macross Card Fighter | Pachislot Macross Frontier | Macross Δ Scramble | Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture | P Fever Macross Δ
ONA / Short Film All That VF - Macross 25th Anniversary Air Show | Macross 7 Plus | Macross Fufonfia | Delta Mini-Theater
Concerts Macross One Night Stand | Mylene Night | Macross 25th Anniversary Live: Minmay meets Fire Bomber | Macross Crossover Live A.D. 2009x45x49 | Macross Crossover Live 30 | Fire Bomber 2014 Basara Explosion | ANIME SYMPHONY JAPAN PREMIUM CONCERT MACROSS 35th × Macross F 10th Anniversary | Macross Crossover Live 2019
Drama / Character Album The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. III MISS D.J. | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. IV Distantly Fading Memories | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. V Rhapsody In Love | Macross 7 Docking Festival | Macross 7 CD Cinema 1: Mellow Heart Beat | Macross 7 CD Cinema 2: Melodious Illusion | Macross 7 CD Cinema 3: Galaxy Song Battle | Macross Generation | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Inside Story~Macross Classic | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra1 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra2 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra3 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra4
Others Macross 15th Anniversary | Macross 30th Anniversary Project | Macross: The Museum | Macross The Musicalture | Macross: The Museum ver.2.Δ | Macross Modelers | Macross Blue Moon Show Case in Tokyo SkyTree | Macross: The Art 1982-2018 | Macross Bakuon Film Festival | Macross Boys | All Macross Big Voting | Macross Won’t Stop | Shoji Kawamori Expo
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