John Drinker Cope
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Vice Admiral Cope (745 UC (436 IC / 3545 CE))
|Affiliation:||Free Planets Alliance|
|Rank:||Fleet Admiral (posthumous)|
|Status:||Deceased (killed in action)|
|Born:||710 UC (401 IC / 3510 CE)|
|Died:||751 UC (442 IC / 3551 CE)|
|Played by:||Sako Masato|
John Drinker Cope (Japanese: ジョン・ドリンカー・コープ) was an admiral in the Free Planets Star Fleet and a member of the Year 730 Mafia. He graduated 7th in his class. He was born in 710 UC (401 IC / 3510 CE) and died in 751 UC (442 IC / 3551 CE).
John Drinker Cope's middle name is not a nickname for a drunkard, but a legitimate, real name. This is an example of an ironic name. He was allergic to alcohol, and couldn't drink even one sip. Even his victory drink was apple juice. One time, when Baron Warwick played a joke and substituted the apple juice with champagne, he developed hives immediately after he drank it, and it resulted in a commotion. Warwick, though it was his own fault, became the first ever admiral in Alliance Force history to file a report for hives. Cope was also a competent strategist. He understood and executed his given strategies well and contributed to the Alliance Force's victories. He was especially skilled at pursuing the escaping opposition and shaving their numbers. (SL: 'A Profile of Heroes')
After Bruce Ashbey's death during the Second Battle of Tiamat in 745 UC (436 IC / 3545 CE), the Year 730 Mafia broke up. With Ashbey gone, the Alliance was incapable of capitalising on its massive victory over the Empire in the battle, and the war's stalemate continued.
In 750 UC (441 IC / 3550 CE), John Drinker Cope was promoted to the rank of Admiral, and became the Star Fleet Vice Commander. The following year, in 751 UC (442 IC / 3551 CE), he was killed in action during the Battle of Palantia and subsequently received a posthumous promotion to Fleet Admiral. (SL: 'Between the Mourning Dress and Military Uniform')
- 'A Profile of Heroes' (first appearance; archival image)
- 'A Short Trip to the Past' (memory)
- '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' (archival image)
- 'Planet POW Camp' (memory)
- 'A Thread from the Past' (photograph)
- 'The Journey in Search of the Exit' (final appearance; flashback)
John Drinker Cope appears to be named after Edward Drinker Cope, a 19th century American paleontologist and proponent of Lamarckism.