Edwin Fischer

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Rear Admiral Fischer (799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE))
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Free Planets Alliance
Rank: Vice admiral
Flagship(s): Shiva
Airget lamh (former)
Status: Deceased (killed in action)
Died: 800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE)
Played by: Taimei Suzuki

Edwin Fischer (Japanese: エドウィン・フィッシャー) was an Alliance vice admiral who was known for his role as a close associate of Yang Wen-li, being an expert in ship manoeuvres and credited with being able to effectively carry out Yang's tactics by coordinating precise fleet movements. He served as the vice commander of the Yang Fleet due to his abilities in coordinating ship movements.

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Prior to his joining the 13th Fleet, Fischer served in the 4th Fleet under Vice Admiral Pastolle. He was one of the few members of the 4th Fleet who survived the Battle of Astarte in January 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE), which ended with the 4th Fleet's annihilation and was a disaster for the Alliance. (Overture to a New War)

He was transferred to the newly-formed 13th Fleet under Yang Wen-li after the Astarte debacle with the rest of the 4th Fleet survivors. Fischer was with the Yang Fleet from the very beginning of its history, participating in the capture of Iserlohn Fortress in the Seventh Battle of Iserlohn in the spring of 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE). Recognized by Yang as an admirable officer from the outset, he was put in charge of fleet movements. Fischer, in turn, trusted Yang completely, even when other officers objected to the risky elements of the infiltration of Iserlohn. At the time of the operation, Edwin held the rank of commodore, but was already the de facto vice-commander of the fleet. He was subsequently present in the invasion of the Imperial Territory along with the rest of Yang's 13th Fleet, seeing action with him most notably at the Battle of Amritsar. (LOGH: 'The Rosen Ritter', 'Iserlohn Captured!', 'The Battle of Amritsar Starzone')

He was renowned for his ability to execute fleet manoeuvres perfectly, which proved to be a great asset for Yang, who rely on him heavily in bringing his legendary battlefield tactics into fruition. The excellence of Yang's fleet movements was instrumental in several battles. One such was the Battle of Doria in 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE), during the Alliance Civil War that broke out shortly after the failed invasion of the Galactic Empire, where Fischer's masterful fleet movements—precisely following Yang's plan—caused the renegade 11th Fleet to be overwhelmed easily. However, perhaps because of his role in organising fleet formations, he was rarely seen commanding independent squadrons unlike other flag officers under Yang such as Dusty Attemborough, despite his position as Vice-Commander of the fleet. (LOGH: 'The Battle of Doria Starzone, And...')

Fischer later took part in the defense of the Alliance-held Iserlohn Fortress against the mobilized Imperial Geiersburg Fortress in early 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE), although his role there was limited as major fleet engagements did not occur until later in the battle. Following that, he fought in the Battle of Vermillion. With the capitulation of the Alliance to the Empire, Fischer was one of the few Yang Fleet staff officers who chose to remain within the military rather than enter retirement. When in 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE) Admiral Alexandre Bewcock decided to send a portion of the remaining Free Planets Star Fleet to Yang at Iserlohn Fortress (after the younger admiral was forced to abandon the Alliance government), he had Fischer, Murai, and Fyodor Patrichev lead them there. While Murai and Patrichev did not want to abandon Bewcock to his fate of facing the Empire alone, Fischer understood that his role was to help Yang and was the first to agree to go. (LOGH: 'The Two-Headed Snake: The Battle of Rantemario', 'The Battle of Vermilion (Part Two)', 'To El Facil')

He was killed in action in May 800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE), during the Battle of the Corridor, which greatly hindered the Yang Fleet's ability to continue the battle now that their main fleet movements specialist was gone. (LOGH: 'The Battle of the Corridor: The Invincible and the Undefeated', 'The Battle of the Corridor: Kaleidoscope', 'The Battle of the Corridor: End of the Campaign')

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Edwin is an old English name meaning "rich friend", perhaps referring to his important role for Admiral Yang. Fischer is a very common German occupational surname for fishermen.

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