August Samuel Wahlen

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High Admiral Wahlen (801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE))
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Rank: High Admiral
Flagship(s): Salamander
Status: Alive (801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE))
Born: 767 UC (458 IC / 3567 CE)
Played by: Masaaki Okabe

August Samuel Wahlen (Japanese: アウグスト・ザムエル・ワーレン) was an admiral in the Imperial Fleet, serving under Reinhard von Lohengramm.


Early military career

It is not known when Wahlen joined the military. By 792 UC (483 IC / 3592 CE), he attained the rank of Lt Commander and served as the first officer for the cruiser Hässliche Entlein. It was during this appointment where he first encountered Reinhard von Lohengramm (then Müsel), who served as the captain for the Hässliche Entlein from mid-792 UC (483 IC / 3592 CE) to early-793 UC (484 IC / 3593 CE). In December 792 UC (483 IC / 3592 CE), Wahlen assisted Reinhard in his secret mission to retrieve a stolen prototype for the directional Seffle particle generator that was stolen by Count Herxheimer, a noble who had fallen out of favour and was trying to defect to the Free Planets Alliance. Not much is known about his career after this operation, although it can be assumed that he rose through the ranks rapidly over the next four years. (RET: 'Chapter I')

Later military career

Wahlen was one the many admirals who was named to serve under Reinhard when the latter opened his admiralty in 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE). His first major battle was the Battle of Amritsar, where he ambushed the 3rd Fleet of the Free Planets Alliance , effectively wiping it out. During the Lippstadt Rebellion, he served alongside Siegfried Kircheis and Cornelius Lutz in the Battle of Kyffhäuser.

Wahlen also participated in the Battle of Vermilion against the Free Planets Alliance.

Later, Wahlen was assigned by Kaiser Reinhard to head the assault on Terra. During the mission, he was almost assassinated by a Terraist in which he was stabbed in the left arm with a poisoned knife, and fell into a coma for a few days, during that time, his arm had to be amputated in order to save his life. after the assault, he met up with Julian Mintz, Louis Machungo, and Olivier Poplin, and fulfilled Julian's wish to go to Odin.

He later took part in the Second Battle of Rantemario, where his prosthetic arm was blown off from an explosion as a result from a direct hit from Oskar von Reuenthal's fleet.

Wahlen was one of the admirals recommended by Reinhard to be promoted to the rank of Fleet Admiral upon his passing in 801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE). (LOGH: 'Dream: To See It to the End')

Personal life

Wahlen was known to have a least one son, who was cared for by Wahlen's parents while Wahlen was away leading his fleet.



Background information

August is a German variation of the Latin name Augustus. Samuel is a name of Hebrew origin which means either "name of God" or "God has heard". Wahlen is a German surname and can mean "elections".


Licensed Sources

Wahlen was born in 767 UC (458 IC / 3567 CE). (Legend of Galactic Heroes Encyclopaedia, p. 315)

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