- Masters Saga
- Robotech: The Movie
Behind the scenes
The name of the Sylphid is never stated on screen or in other media. The Sylphid title originates from the Japanese source material. Although fan-created sources named it the VF-7, it is referred to as the FA-109 in Robotech RPG books.
Recent fan debates have questioned whether the Sylphid, referenced to as a Veritech Fighter, actually posses the ability to transform. This has been backed up by the fact that the Mecha seems to hold many similarities to the VF-1 Valkyrie that would allow for transformation, including the turret underneath that would normally form the head of the VF-1.
While it might be possible for future media to expand on this, it's almost certain that this was not a purposeful detail.
At least two distinct models of it are seen in the series, one with forward-swept wings and the other a more straight-winged version. It is not clear if they are distinct variants or simply an animation error.