Hikaru Ichijou

輝一条, Rick Hunter
Birthday:Nov 4, 1992
Age:16, 18 (DYRL)
Hikaru grew up with his father as a talented aerobatic flier having won seven amateur flying contests by the age of 16 in 2009. When his senpai Roy Focker invited him to the launch ceremony of the SDF1 Macross he found himself pulled into a galactic war against an alien race called the Zentradi. He later joins the UN Spacy after a talk with Focker and Lynn Minmay. Shortly after joining he gains a reputation as a skilled pilot and leader and he is promoted to second lieutenant and later first lieutenant. He pilots the VF1S Valkyrie Skull One and is eventually promoted to captain at the end of the series. Hikaru is an atypical anime scifi hero. Despite some early personality clashes with his female superior officer Misa Hayase Hikaru is a rather humble and jovial type of person in contrast to the usual hotheaded type of heroes of other mecha series. He displays leadership abilities early on and has a deep sense of responsibility and duty. However unlike most lead characters he concedes that his subordinate Maximilian Jenius is the best in battle.