Personality & CharacterEdit
Ray is the eldest and most sensible member behind the band, Fire Bomber. He serves as a father-figure to Basara Nekki, and has been known to give advice to Mylene Flare Jenius from time to time. His past is filled with regrets but he has found new meaning in life with music.
Though he still keeps in touch with his military acquaintances, Ray has since retired from being a UN Spacy pilot after a fateful sortie that cost the life of his friend Stephan. He refuses to handle any and all kinds of weapons, even for self-defense.
In his younger days, Ray used to be a member of the elite Pink Pecker squad alongside his friend Stephan and under the command of Kinryu. Stephan was shot down in one mission, leading to Ray abandoning his piloting career.
From that point on, he has worked several odd jobs including construction.
Ray has known Akiko for years and they had a little history together. The two started talking again on a regular basis after Akiko's company started promoting the band.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- A Macross 7 Plus short entitled "Ray & Akiko & Stephan &…" shows the three in their younger days, vacationing at a log cabin in the countryside. Stephan took a nap inside the cabin while the two lounge outside. As they watch the sunset, Akiko reveals to Ray that Stephan proposed to her, but wanted to hear what Ray has to say about it. Ray insists that Stephan would be a good match for her as opposed to a hothead like himself. In the end, Akiko went with Stephan because he was honest with his feelings, unlike Ray.
- In Macross 7 Encore's first episode "On Stage", Ray's dramatized story in the show "Coffee Break" was slightly accurate, only he did not become a wandering street performer with Basara, nor did he try to have Basara adopted to a stable family.
- ↑ http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/MCRcharacter/7un02AKinryu.php
- ↑ "Deep Ballad", 10 episode of Macross 7