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Abilities & Appearance
His memory capacity is rumored to surpass any electronic device that ever existed, as he keeps details of every combat in the Zentradi history for instant recall.
Exsedol appeared in the movie The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, also as a Zentradi advisor who becomes a defector to the human side. However, his appearance was radically redesigned, with a bald, swollen head, green skin, a cloak covering his body, and retractable tendrils for arms.
This design was carried over to his subsequent appearance in the TV series Macross 7, with some slight differences, namely that he has a blue collar, green tendrils, and a slightly darker skin tone. Exsedol in Macross 7 is also rarely seen without a hemispherical cap on his cranium, usually connected to the ceiling.
Space War IVrlitwhai Kridanik and he embarked on a mission with Vrlitwhai to track the D-Fold signature of a downed Supervision Army cruiser. Their Nupetiet-Vergnitzs-class Fleet Command Battleship arrived in Earth orbit on February 7, 2009, the same day the inhabitants of Earth planned to relaunch the cruiser. Exsedol told Vrlitwhai Kridanik that the D-Fold signature of the ship of their enemies was tracked to this planet and there's no sign of a re-fold. Vrlitwhai thought that the Supervision Army would've left the system 8 terms ago, but they didn't so he thought it could be another downed vessel, Exsedol agreed with that possibility. Vrlitwhai then ordered a reconnaissance mission; a single Picket Patrol Ship moved closer to the planet. Later, the U.N Spacy's Oberth-class Destroyers and ARMD-class Space Carriers engaged Vrlitwhai's fleet. Many SF-3A Lancer II Space Fighters launched from ARMD-01 and fired many long range missiles on an approaching Thuverl-Salan-class Battleship. Three Thuverl-Salan-class Battleships used their guided beam cannons on the fighters, some were hit but some dodged the beams. ARMD-01 fired Large Missiles at one of the battleships, successfully destroying it. Upon seeing that the enemy could destroy their battleships, Vrlitwhai asked Exsedol what weapons they were using but Exsedol hesitated. After Captain Global ordered all fighters to scramble, Vrlitwhai saw the disorganization around South Ataria island from images sent by the scouts and laughed at the primitive species. But he looked closer at his image and saw that the enemy did have a Supervision Army cruiser. Exsedol had no memory of this particular type of vessel despite being the Chief Archivist. He saw that it resembled the weapons of the planet meaning they discovered the ship and restored it. Vrlitwhai thought it's preposterous such a primitive species could possess such technology, but it fit the facts and explained the missiles they saw earlier; the legendary reaction weapons, so according to Exsedol, they couldn't risk destroying the enemy outright. When Vrlitwhai was informed that the Regult Platoons had made landfall, Exsedol witnessed Vrlithwai's order to all ships to prepare for the barrage and to provide support for the ground units. (SDFM: "Boobytrap", "Countdown"")
After Space War I
Much later, when the Britai fleet had decided to defect to the humans side, he was micloned and sent to the Macross as a peace envoy. When the war ended and UN Spacy was re-established he joined up as an advisor. Some time later, he reverted to his larger size and his body went through major alterations through genetic engineering to enlarge his brain in order to preserve his intellect out of fear of loosing it during micloning process.
When the Macross 7 launched, Exsedol joined Cpt. Maximilian Jenius as an advisor aboard the Battle 7, and was a great source of information on the new and unknown (to the humans) enemy, the Protodeviln, though early on Exsedol's instinctive terror of the Protodevlin got the better of him, and he prefered to hide away from the new enemy.
For most of the time, Exsedol was depicted as being at full Zentradi size, initially with his head sticking up through an opening in the bridge floor, close to where Cpt. Jenius sits; several other such openings are seen to exist in the ship, so that Exsedol could participate in military conferences. Exsedol was capable of walking outside, as he did in order to investigate ancient Protoculture ruins. He left Battle 7 on another occasion as well, for a conference on a science ship Einstein, where he sat among the crew instead of underneath the floor.
Notes & Trivia
- The 25th anniversary series Macross Frontier has a couple of shout-outs to Exsedol:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Macross TV Series Liner Notes | AnimEigo
- ↑ liner notes for the Macross 7 DVDs: “Although he was Micloned at one time, he purportedly returned to his former Zentradi size and realtered his body makeup for fear of losing his cerebral capacity and memories”
- ↑ Episode 37 of Macross 7, The Mystery of the Ruins?