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Lynn Kyle was a character in Robotech: The Macross Saga and was voiced by Eddie Frierson. He was known as Lynn Minmei's manager and was one of the survivors that lived in Macross City on board the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross (SDF-1). He had an incestuous and abusive relationship with his cousin, Lynn Minmei. He was known as Kaifun in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, the series which was adapted into the first "saga" of Robotech.
A restless youth, Lynn Kyle has spent much of his life trying to find inner peace. He studied various martial arts and is an accomplished master of several disciplines, but they failed to quench his fiery spirit. Kyle was unable to reconcile the ideals espoused by his native culture with the harsh realities of suffering around the world. He was basically a brat.
At a young age, Kyle was determined to make a difference in the world. He moved away from his parent’s home on Macross Island and joined the Peace Movement to protest the move towards globalization and the military alliances that formed the foundation of the new United Earth Government (UEG). Unable to resist the opportunity to question authority and confront perceived injustices, Kyle was a zealous protester. Unwavering in his self-righteousness, he refused to consider that his own hostility often exceeded those he was opposing.
Using a cover story that the Anti-Unification League had launched a terrorist attack that wiped out the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross (SDF-1) and Macross Island, the United Earth Government cracked down harshly on dissidents. Lynn Kyle withdrew from public sight and resumed college studies in Yokohama, Japan, where he stayed with his cousin's parents. After Minmei’s sudden reappearance, Kyle offered to return to the SDF-1 and Macross City to look after her.
Cousin LoveEditKyle’s arrival in Macross City presents new opportunities for him. Riding on his cousin Lynn Minmei’s coattails, he found himself cast in a lead role of her debut movie “Small White Dragon” and the object of affection for many ladies aboard the SDF-1 including (for a time) Lisa Hayes, who reminded her of his former love, Karl Riber. His anti-war views were frustrated by the largely pro-military views of many in Macross City as well as the fixation of the media, pursuing rumors of a romantic link with Minmei.
After the devastation of the Zentraedi Holocaust that ravaged the Earth at the close of the First Robotech War, Kyle remained hostile to the military, who he blamed for the destruction in the first place. He devoted himself to being Minmei’s manager and business partner, but his relentless control over every aspect of her career and personal life eventually lead to an emotional split between the two.
Life After MinmeiEdit
After his breakup with Minmei, Kyle fell into a deep depression. He became an raging alcoholic, and becomes a drifter for several years. After seeing the Super Dimension Fortress-3 Pioneer leave Earth, he decided to clean himself up. He went back to studying politics, his true passion. He slowly worked his way into the United Earth Government, where he became an influential lobbyist under the administration of Prime Minister Moran.