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Kim Young was a character from Robotech: The Macross Saga, and was voiced by Lara Cody. First Lieutenant Young was a first-level operator aboard the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross (SDF-1). She, along with Vanessa Leeds and Sammie Porter, formed an invaluable trio of bridge operators, referred to as the Bridge Bunnies, that control and monitor the SDF-1’s systems. She was considered the meaner one in the group, and enjoyed disco and gossip during off-duty. She was known as Kim Kabirov in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, the series which was adapted into the first "saga" of Robotech.
Kim was one of the Bridge Bunnies, a trio of fun-loving girls, who provided some stress relief on the Bridge of the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross. Kim was one of the oldest in the group, and liked to pick on Sammie Porter's naivite. She worked on a lot of the basic functions of the SDF-1, and did her job fairly well. Kim and her friends were always optimistic, always certain that an attack would turn out in their favor.
The other things the Bridge Bunnies got up to during their off-duty hours included hanging out, and later meeting the three Zentreadi spies Bron, Konda and Rico. The Bridge Bunnies were gossips, and Kim quite liked discussing the love life of Lisa Hayes and Rick Hunter.
After the last battle with the Zentraedi Grand Fleet, Lisa was promoted and the Bridge Bunnies were moved to different stations accordingly. Vanessa worked closely with Lisa, and because of that often found out news about her relationship with Rick Hunter. She passed this news onto her friends, all of them rooting for Lisa, and hoped that things will turn out for her. Despite their gossiping, they were never mean about the people they're talking about.
Kim and her friends spent a happy Christmas with Bron, Konda and Rico despite Khyron's attack to steal the Protoculture Storage Matrix on New Macross City. Kim, along with everyone else, were unprepared for Khyron's final surprise attack, but were determined to get the job done.
Petty Officer Young was killed during Khyron's suicidal attack on the SDF-1. A memorial was set up shortly after in Monument City.
- The term "Bridge Bunnies" was an English-coined nickname that originated in Starblazers fandom. It was not used in the Japanese Macross scripts or among Japanese fans of Macross. This term has expanded to apply to a number of anime franchises that employ a command crew. Examples include the bridge crew of Macross 7, composed of Sally Ford, Miho Miho, and Kim Saintlaurent who served under Captain Maximilian Jenius (Max Sterling in Robotech), as well as the trio of officers serving under Commander Gendo Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion, which includes Maya Ibuki, Shigeru Aoba, and Makoto Hyuga, and also the main bridge personnel in Martian Successor Nadesico, consisting of Captain Yurika Misumaru, Megumi Reinard, Minato Haruka, Ruri Hoshino, and Jun Aoi.