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Alfred Rosas (788 UC (479 IC / 3588 CE))
|Affiliation:||Free Planets Alliance|
|Rank:||Fleet Admiral (posthumous)|
|Born:||710 UC (401 IC / 3510 CE)|
|Died:||788 UC (479 IC / 3588 CE)|
|Other relative(s):||Miriam Rosas (granddaughter)|
|Played by:||Sagawa Tetsurō|
Inoue Norihiro (young adult)
Alfred Rosas (Japanese: アルフレッド・ローザス) was an Alliance flag officer and a member of the Year 730 Mafia. He also served as Bruce Ashbey's chief of staff. He was born in 710 UC (401 IC / 3510 CE) and died in 788 UC (479 IC / 3588 CE) at the age of 78. He graduated fourth in his class.
"I was not blessed with tremendous talent like Ashbey. My job was to listen to everyone and coordinate their opinions in order to serve as the buffer among the strong personalities in our commanding headquarters. In order to make use of the vastly different talents, a living "glue" was necessary. I saw my raison d'etre in fulfilling that need, and actively put myself in that role. And in actuality, when I was a commanding officer on my own, I would think that my own competence was probably only slightly above average. But having served as Ashbey's chief of staff six times over the course of ten years, I believe I had his confidence and trust." – from Alfred Rosas' autobiography
In 745 UC (436 IC / 3545 CE), Ashbey was appointed Chief Commander of the Space Fleet, and in June of that year, Alfred Rosas was appointed to be the Chief of General Staff of the Space Fleet. Though there were whispers of resentment over these 730-mafia centric assignments, their achievements were matters of public knowledge.
In July 745 UC (436 IC / 3545 CE), Rosas' wife passed away while he was away on duty. She had been very sick before then. After her death, he became very lethargic and withdrawn, and requested a leave of absence, which was granted by Ashbey after much reluctance. He however returned after only one month, feeling that the only way to combat his grief was to throw himself into his work. (SL: 'A Short Trip to the Past')
In December of the same year, Rosas participated in the Second Battle of Tiamat on board Ashbey's flagship Hard Luck. During the closing stage of the battle on 11 December, the Hard Luck was damaged by a stray shot. Although Rosas managed to survive with only relatively minor injuries, Ashbey was mortally wounded and Rosas could only helplessly witness the death of his friend and leader. (SL: 'The Death of a Hero: Chronicle of the Second Battle of Tiamat, Part II')
During his retirement, Rosas wrote an autobiography titled, My Recollections, first printed in July 778 UC (469 IC / 3578 CE) by Owl Books. That same year, it was awarded the Clear-Water Award. It is considered to be one of the most important documents in Alliance history. (SL: 'A Profile of Heroes')
As part of his investigation of the Tuesday Correspondence, Yang Wen-li interviewed Admiral Rosas on 4 October 788 UC (479 IC / 3588 CE). As he was leaving the residence after the interview, Rosas' granddaughter Miriam insisted to Yang that her grandfather was not friends with Ashbey at all and accused Ashbey for stealing the spotlight away from her grandfather's accomplishments. Rosas died the night after Yang's interview from an overdose of sleeping pills, which Miriam believed was an act of suicide caused by a lack of will to live on. He was the last member of the Year 730 Mafia to pass. Two months later, he was posthumously promoted to Fleet Admiral, an action that Yang wholeheartedly approved of. (SL: 'The Death of a Hero: Chronicle of the Second Battle of Tiamat, Part II', 'Between the Mourning Dress and Military Uniform', 'The Journey in Search of the Exit')
- 'A Profile of Heroes' (first appearance; archival image)
- 'A Short Trip to the Past'
- 'The Man Loved by the Goddess of Time: Chronicle of the Second Battle of Tiamat, Part I'
- 'The Death of a Hero: Chronicle of the Second Battle of Tiamat, Part II'
- 'Between the Mourning Dress and Military Uniform' (photograph)
- 'Planet POW Camp' (memory)
- 'A Thread from the Past' (photograph)
- 'The Journey in Search of the Exit' (final appearance; flashback)