|There is no reason to think Sharon's logo is a twisted|
version of the Macross Plus logo, no reason at all.
And since she becomes the primary antagonist of the series, she's a perfect fit for the rogues' gallery concept. What is interesting about Macross Plus is that Isamu is our main character, but his rival Guld, isn't a bad guy. In fact he seems a lot more sensible and calm than Isamu. There's a bit of irony in that, and any fan of the original Macross (or Robotech) series will pick up on it. Guld is actually half Zentradi. The Zentradi are an alien race of warriors who are genetically bred to be soldiers. So it is in Guld's DNA to fight and to win. There is a brief mention in the series that Guld is taking some kind of drug to help temper his killer instinct. Of course he ends up snapping a few times, and Isamu is on the receiving end. But still, Guld isn't a bad guy, he's made some bad choices in life but deep down he still cares about Myung and Isamu.
|Guld focusing hard on not killing Isamu.|
Um, Ok, so maybe I've been listening to too much Sharon Apple music, and I'm sympathizing with the devil. But it's hard to argue with a virtual siren. So without further ado, enjoy some images of the real star of Macross Plus. And why don't you listen to her song Idol Talk while you do so. I'm sure it won't have any affect on your mind.
So if Sharon is a virtual idol, then what does her hardware look like. Well it's pretty simple actually. You've got your basic HAL inspired black box with a red eye. Red is a motif for Sharon. Might have something to do with apples, but she will neither confirm nor deny that.
|Sharon keeps a digital eye on all her fans.|
Later in the series, Sharon takes control of the "Ghost Fighter", a lethal mecha that gives Guld and Isamu a real run for the money. And what color is it?
|Oh she's sleek and wicked looking in her "Ghost Fighter"|
|Just because she's cute doesn't mean she won't|
try to kill you.
|Whoops, Isamu made eye contact.|
Finally there is the purple garbed goddess. She's the one that speaks the most often and wants to care for everyone. But she's just as dangerous as the others.
|Sharon tells Myung that she will take care of|
everything. It is not a comforting thought.
In the final episode Sharon and Myung have a face off. Creator and creation try to reason with each other. The thing is Sharon is everything that Myung tried to bury. At first Myung doesn't understand that.
|Myung tries to have a chat with her "daughters", but|
it's difficult when she's tied up.
|I'm your mother now. Be a good little girl bring|
Isamu to me.
|A giant crazy goddess was seen over Macross last|
|So calm. So serene. So crazy. Notice her earrings|
are her symbol.
|Sharon comes face to face with her biggest fan, and|
twists his mind like a candy cane.
|Dealing with virtual idols is never covered in the |
airline safety films.
|Giant goddess Sharon is sad there won't be|
an encore performance.
Disclaimer: While Sharon Apple was destroyed at the end of the series, fans suspect that some of her programming survived and is even now plotting a return to the virtual world. Except she changed her name to Hatsune Miku to keep people from freaking out.