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Gol Boddole Zer Mobile Fortress

Gol Boddole Zer-Class Mobile Fortress

Technical Data

Ship Type: large-scale mobile fortress
Government: Zentradi
Manufacturer: unknown
Dimensions: width 600,000 meters (600 kilometers); spherical command section width 150,000 meters (150 kilometers)
Mass: unknown
Power Plant: heat pile system cluster
Primary Systems: macro nozzle cluster (main thrusters); vernier nozzle cluster; gravity control system; fold system cluster
Armament:
  • 1 x main beam gun (mounted in central bow within the globe-like protusion)
  • many x beam guns
  • Space planes: unknown
    Mecha: unknown

    Description and History

    The massive Gol Boddole Zer-Class Mobile Fortress has served as the mothership of the Zentradi forces for 120,000 cycles, including Space War I. Appearing in the familiar green hull of the Zentradi forces, the sprawling Gol Boddole Zer mobile fortress is built of organic technology, resembling vegetation. Gol Boddole Zer himself is fully integrated into the Mobile Fortress, essentially making him as much a part of the ship as the hull or engines. Classified as a "Living Body Command Computer", Gol Boddole Zer governs or moderates virtually all mobile fortress functions. The mobile fortress also operates many self-restoration functions (Macross Chronicle 2E DYRL Mechanic Sheet Zentradi 02A "Zentradi Military Vessels").

    At some 600 kilometers in width, the vessel was bristling with weapons and functioned as a mobile port for the Zentradi ships of the line. Most impressive of all, the Gol Boddole Zer mobile fortress featured a powerful main beam gun located in a large globe at the bow of the ship. When fired, the beam gun produced a broad beam of energy that could destroy thousands of smaller warships or even a vessel as large as itself with but a single shot. Though the gun could only be fired once (due to damage over the many years of interstellar warfare), Zentradi leader Gol Boddole Zer utilized it to destroy the Meltrandi mobile fortress in the final battle of Space War I. However, Gol Boddole Zer's victory was achieved only at the cost of destroying thousands of friendly Zentradi ships caught in the line of fire, a fateful decision that ultimately brought about his own demise. Once Gol Boddole Zer had been killed, control of the mobile fortress collapsed and functions like the fold system began to "run wild". The mobile fortress suffered a rapid "decay" as a result of the sporadically operating fold system that was transporting pieces of the fortress into super dimension space. Some 1,000 ships of this same class continue to operate in the Milky Way Galaxy at the end of Space War I.

    NOTE: Golg Bodolzaa is the full name of the Zentradi Boddole Main Fleet commander in the Super Dimension Fortress Macross animated TV series. Gol Boddole Zer is the full name in the film Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
    Crew: Gol Boddole Zer
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • Gol Boddole Zer-Class Mobile Fortress line art
  • central internal structure (bridge within) and Gol Boddole Zer line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Do You Remember Love? Data Bank and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist