Melia Rikke
Melia Rikke
Died Sometime prior to the Battle of the Small Magellanic Cloud Outskirts[1]
Species Garmillas
Gender Female
Allegiance Great Garmillas Empire
Service/branch 6th Armored Space Division
Relations Neredia Rikke (sister)
Portrayed by Eriko Nakamura

Melia Rikke was a member of the Garmillas Imperial Astro Fleet serving under Major Fommt Berger.

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,[2] which was coincidentally his command within the 6th Armored Space Division.

Soon afterward, Rikke's ship was hit by weapons fire from forces of the Gatlantis Empire.[3] Rikke was pinned underneath debris as a chain reaction was building in energy tanks near her location. Berger raced to rescue her, but before he could reach her, a bulkhead closed between them. Rikke looked up at him through a window 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

  1. 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.
  2. Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark official website character data
  3. ibid

Japanese language informationEdit

メリア・リッケ Meria Rikke