|Died||Sometime prior to the Battle of the Small Magellanic Cloud Outskirts|
|Allegiance||Great Garmillas Empire|
|Service/branch||6th Armored Space Division|
|Relations||Neredia Rikke (sister)|
|Portrayed by||Eriko Nakamura|
Rikke and Berger had become lovers well before her posting to Berger's unit. During their time as a couple, Berger was also acquainted with her elder sister and an officer in the Garmillan fleet, Neredia Rikke, and the three of them enjoyed off-duty periods together as friends. After her military training was finished, she sent a message to Berger, excitedly informing him that she had received her first assignment, which was coincidentally his command within the 6th Armored Space Division.
Soon afterward, the ship to which Rikke had been posted came under attack by forces of the Gatlantis Empire. Enemy fire triggered a growing chain reaction in energy tanks in Rikke's block and pinned her underneath debris. Berger raced to rescue her, but before he could reach her, an emergency bulkhead closed and blocked the way. Rikke looked at him coming just as the energy tanks exploded and consumed her.
Rikke's death scarred Berger physically and emotionally, and drove him toward disrespectful and reckless behavior that sometimes bordered on suicidal. His depression was ameliorated somewhat when he became acquainted with a human woman who looked almost exactly like Rikke (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark).
Notes and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ In the episode "A World I Once Saw," Fommt Berger makes his first appearance in the Yamato 2199 series during this battle, already bearing the facial scar he received when Rikke was killed.
- ↑ Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark official website character data
- ↑ ibid
Japanese language informationEdit
メリア・リッケ Meria Rikke