Alfred Grillparzer

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Admiral Grillparzer (800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE))
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Rank: Admiral
Flagship(s): Eistla
Status: Unknown (800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE))
Played by: Nobuo Shimazaki (OVA series 2)
Shunsuke Sakuya (OVA series 3–4)

Alfred Grillparzer (Japanese: アルフレット・グリルパルツァー) was an Imperial admiral that served under Helmut Lennenkampf, but was later granted his own fleet and flagship, the Eistla, along with his friend Bruno von Knappstein. Grillparzer was known for his geographical prowess and had been nicknamed "The Explorer Admiral" by his peers.

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Military service

Grillparzer is first seen along with Admiral Lennenkampf during the Ninth Battle of Iserlohn, however, his role in this battle was relatively minuscule. (LOGH: 'Admiral Yang's Ark Fleet')

His first major battle would come at the Battle of Marr-Adetta, unfortunately his lack of experience shown through as his fleet was crushed by the asteroids in the star system, and he was forced to retreat. (LOGH: 'The Battle of Marr-Adetta Starzone (Part One)')

After the Uruvasi incident, he was sent by Oskar von Reuenthal to Uruvasi to investigate. He did find evidence that pointed to the whole incident was plotted by Terraists, however he decided to conceal it, and thus the rebellion took place. (LOGH: 'In the Name of Pride')

Before the Rebellion, he met with Knappstein to devise a plan to betray Reuenthal in the heat of the battle, so that they could hopefully get the Kaiser's attention as being heroes of this battle and advance their careers. (LOGH: 'The Two Great Ones Strike at Each Other!')

However, when the battle began, disaster struck, as Knappstein was obliterated by Wolfgang Mittermeyer's fleet, and Grillparzer found himself stuck in a predicament as to whether or not he would change sides. He could not find an opportunity to switch sides during the battle and was forced to defend himself against Mittermeyer's attack, but was rescued by Reuenthal's intervention. Reuenthal's forces then retreated in good order from the battlefield with Mittermeyer's ships in pursuit. (LOGH: 'Live by the Sword...')

When Reuenthal prepared to turn around to re-engage Mittermeyer, Grillparzer took advantage of the opening and ordered his ships to open fire on Reuenthal's forces. During the confused infighting that followed, one of Grillparzer's ships fired and hit Reuenthal's flagship Tristan, mortally wounding Reuenthal.

After the battle, Grillparzer was interrogated by Ernest Mecklinger, and was charged with concealing evidence, mutiny and murder. He was stripped of his admiralty and presumably executed. (LOGH: 'Die by the Sword')

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Grillparzer is an Austrian surname; the most notable bearer of this surname being Franz Grillparzer, a 19th century Austrian writer.

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