Karl von der Decken

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First Lieutenant von der Decken (794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE))
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Free Planets Alliance
Rank: First Lieutenant
Status: Deceased (killed in action)
Died: 7 April 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE)
Played by: Nishi Rintarō

Karl von der Decken (Japanese: カール・フォン・デア・デッケン) was a Free Planets Alliance soldier and a member of the famed Rosen Ritter regiment.



Von der Decken's early life is practically unknown, though his habit of clasping both of his hands after a meal suggests that he was of partial Japanese descent, or at least heavily influenced by Japanese customs. (HBSHBL: 'Drei Rot')

Von der Decken joined the Rosen Ritter sometime before 791 UC (482 IC / 3591 CE) and within a few years became skilled enough to be well-regarded within the regiment. He was often together with Walter von Schönkopf, Kasper Linz and Rainer Blumhardt and thus was dubbed as part of the Rosen Ritter's "Strongest Quartet". (HBSHBL: 'Drei Rot')

In 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE), von der Decken participated in the Battle of Van-Fleet as part of the ground forces defending an Alliance rear support base in Van-Fleet 4-2. During the battle, he demonstrated remarkable shooting skill with his rifle by severing the wire of an Imperial wire guided missile launched from an Imperial Panzer IV. Later, he encountered Hermann von Lüneburg, a former Rosen Ritter regimental commander who had defected back to the Galactic Empire. He engaged Lüneburg in close quarters combat where he was eventually outclassed and killed by Lüneburg. (HBSHBL: 'A Dangerous Man')



Background information

The von der Decken family was a German noble family that originated from Hanover. One notable member of the family was Karl Klaus von der Decken, a 19th century German explorer of eastern Africa.

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