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"Battle Cry"
The Macross Saga, Episode 16
Battle Cry
Air date 25 March, 1985
Written by Steve Kramer
Directed by Robert V. Barron
Comic adaptation(s) Robotech: The Macross Saga 16: Battle Cry
Robotech: Love & War, Part 3
Novel adaptation(s) Homecoming
Episode Guide

"Battle Cry" is the sixteenth episode of Robotech: The Macross Saga.


There is unrest in Macross City after they learn that the United Earth Government will not allow them to leave the ship. The Zentraedi launch another attack against the SDF-1 and Rick Hunter is accidentally shot down when he is caught in the crossfire.


The Zentradi spies were running low on their own food, and attempted to steal some on display.  After being reprimanded by the restaurant owner for not knowing the difference between plastic and real food, she realizes that they are desperate and takes them in. 

With the return of Lynn Kyle, Minmei has a large event with her friends to celebrate his return. Kyle's words distract Lisa Hayes, who is reminded of her fiance, Karl Riber, and this only serves to fuel her unhappiness regarding her father's part in the Earth council's decision to turn back the SDF-1.

Minmei shows a television clip showing one of her performances. The broadcast is interrupted by an announcement that the civilians are not permitted to leave the ship, causing riots to rip through the city, especially one that threatens the military officers within the restaurant. Despite claims of disliking violence, Lynn Kyle was able to expertly repel his attackers.

Khyron, acting against Azonia's direct order, leads an attack on the SDF-1. When Azonia gives the ultimatum to disengage, Khyron chooses to have the warship attempt a collision. While the ram attempt is repulsed, Rick Hunter is critically injured by the crossfire. Lisa's affections for him grow stronger, and she begins to realize this is more than a mere friendship.

Memorable quotes

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Background information

"Battle Cry" was based on the original Japanese episode of The Super Dimension Fortress Macross entitled "Kanfū Dandi " (Meaning "Kung Fu Dandy" in English) that was aired 30 January, 1983 in Japan.

Robotech Remastered additions/changes

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