Alto Saotome (早乙女アルト, Saotome Aruto?) is the main protagonist of Macross Frontier television series, Macross Frontier Movie: The False Songstress and Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye. A proud and hot-tempered young man, he eventually realizes his dreams of flight after being recruited by Ozma Lee to join the private military company S.M.S (Strategic Military Service). He becomes the object of affection for both established celebrity Sheryl Nome and rising star Ranka Lee.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-A | At least 9-C | At least 8-A, 7-B, High 6-A, Low 5-B | At least 8-A, 7-B, High 6-A, Low 5-B
Name: Alto Saotome, Princess, Skull 4
Origin: Macross Frontier
Classification: Human, Student, Kabuki Actor, Pilot (Warrant Officer)
Powers and Abilities: Marksmanship, Piloting | At least Peak Human with the EX-Gear, Flight | Superhuman Physical Characteristics, bodytight Forcefield (ECA), Flight, Spaceflight, Super Dimensional Travel with Fold Booster (Massively FTL+), Partial Durability Negation, Three-mode Vehicle (Fighter Jet, GERWALK, Battroid), Active and Partial Passive Stealth, EMP Jamming and Chaffs | Same as previous but without Passive Stealth
Attack Potency: Athlete level | At least Street level (without any weapons) | At least Multi-City Block level (with standard load), City level (with anti-ship reaction/DE missiles), Multi-Continent level (with anti planet reaction missile), Small Planet level (with anti-planet DE missile) | At least Multi-City Block level (with standard load), City level (with anti-ship reaction/DE missiles), Multi-Continent level (with anti planet reaction missile), Small Planet level (with anti-planet DE missile)
Speed: Athletic Human | Subsonic | Hypersonic (at 10 000 m), High Hypersonic (at 30 000 m), Massively Hypersonic (in space), Massively FTL+ (in fold space) | Hypersonic (at 10,000 m), Hypersonic+ (at 30,000 m), Massively Hypersonic (in space), Massively FTL+ (in fold space)
Lifting Strength: Athletic Human | Class 1 | Class 10 | Class 10
Striking Strength: Athlete Class | Street Class | Small Building Class | Small Building Class
Stamina: Athletic | N/A | N/A | N/A
Range: Standard melee range | Hundreds of meters | Several thousand kilometers | Same as previous
Standard Equipment: Pistol, Machine Gun, EX-Gear, VF-25F Messiah, YF-29 Durandal, VF-171EX Nightmare Plus
Intelligence: Close to Genius level pilot skills, talented Kabuki actor, otherwise Average.
Weaknesses: Easily annoyed when teased, otherwise none notable.
- Macross Missile Massacre: VF-25's load allows to shoot 100+ high-speed/high-maneuverable missiles;
- MDE ammunition: By partially submerging ammunition and beams into super-dimensional space VF-25 attacks can bypass normal dimension shields/forcefields and heavily damage armor (by chipping it away into super-dimensional space). It can be stopped by creating super-dimensional fault known as fold (sort of higher dimensional shield).
Key: Alto | EX-Gear | VF-25 Messiah | VF-25 Armored Messiah
Note: Anti-ship (anti-capital ship) DE weapons have 1,5-2,5 km "blast" radius (some claim it should be 15-25 km though). Anti-planet DE missile have around 5000-6000 km "blast" radius, it is massive weapon and probably strips VF-25 of all missiles.