Personality & CharacterEdit
Ozma is an older officer of the private military company SMS aboard the Macross Frontier fleet. His subordinates consider him to be an ace pilot, and respect him for his strict but fair attitude. He is very sensitive and protective of his ward, Ranka Lee, preferring her not to pursue a career in show business, much to her chagrin. Despite his somewhat rigid, somewhat hot-blooded demeanor, Ozma is a big fan of the legendary rock band, Fire Bomber. He has some history with bridge officer Catherine Glass.
Prior to the Vajra War, Ozma was on board the 117th Large Exploration Fleet and was part of the New UN Spacy, at some point he had a romantic relationship with New UN Spacy officer, Catherine Glass. Eleven years before the series, the 117th Large Exploration Fleet was attacked by a horde of alien invaders, later to be known as the Vajra. Many died in the disaster including the entirety of of Ranka's family besides Ranka herself and her brother...Brera Sterne. Ozma was in fact a friend of Ranka's family, after the disaster they move to the Macross Frontier colony.
Ozma has adopted Ranka as his younger sister, and constantly blames himself for not being able to save her family. (F: "On Your Marks") At some point, he quit the New UN Spacy and instead joined the private military organisation, the SMS, he is still a pilot, only Ranka does not know that, believing him to be only an office worker at the SMS. During the Vajra attack on the Frontier, he leads the Skull Squadron in a full scale attack, his comrade and second in command, Henry Gilliam, is killed by the Vajra. Alto takes his place, as he flies around the damaged city he spots Ranka and Gilliam's unit but it is not Gilliam, he tells Alto to take Ranka to safety and not to harm a single hair on her head while he takes care of the Vajra.
Ozma finds the mysterious "princess" who saved Ranka (Alto) and takes him to the SMS headquaters. In his car, Ozma is satisfied by Alto's knowledge of variable fighters, such as knowing that the VF-25 is still experimental, there SMS members corner Alto demanding to know how their comrade, Henry Gilliam died, but the Vajra attack the colony again and they are all called to battle stations. Alto asks Ozma to let him fly but he punches Alto. Later, in space, he fights the Vajra. (F: "Hard Chase")
After Alto, Ranka and Sheryl are found in the malfunctioned evacuation shelter by Catherine and Grace, Ranka looks from inside the Frontier, he is heavily injured by the attack, Ranka sees him in his cockpit unconscious and flashes back to the events of the 117th Large Exploration Fleet disaster. Ozma later recovers in hospital, Alto demands answers and Ozma and his comrade/doctor Canria explain Ranka's disorder. Alto is angry that Ozma has lied about his job to Ranka and tries to lash out but he is held back as is Ozma, due to this injury.
Ozma always strives to protect his sister. Ranka is not aware her brother is still a solder/pilot at first, believing he does an office job, she hates to see him fight.
His friend and trusted confidant.
Former lover, though the two still share very strong feelings towards one another.
Ozma's subordinate in Skull Squadron. The two have an uneasy relationship, but grew to respect each other as the series progressed.