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High Admiral Ovlesser (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))
|Affiliation:||Galactic Empire (Lippstadt League)|
|Occupation:||Armoured grenadier commander|
|Status:||Deceased (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))|
|Died:||797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE)|
|Played by:||Gōri Daisuke (Deceased)|
Ovlesser (Japanese: オフレッサー) was a high admiral, armoured grenadier commander, and noble of the Galactic Empire. He specialized in ground operations, and was extremely skilled in personal combat. He was the highest ground force commander and held nominal command over all of the Empire's armoured grenadiers. During the Imperial Civil War, he fought under the Lippstadt League at Rentenberg Fortress.
Ovlesser was present with Kaiser Friedrich IV and his three military chiefs to see off the Imperial Fleet prior to the beginning of the Third Battle of Tiamat in 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE). He was later present at Iserlohn Fortress during the Sixth Battle of Iserlohn. (TBT: 'Part One', HBSHBL: 'The Sixth Battle of Iserlohn')
Ovlesser had attained the rank of high admiral at some point prior to Reinhard von Lohengramm's return from the Battle of Astarte in early 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE), and was present for his promotion to fleet admiral. As a flag officer and noble, he was on familiar terms with high-ranking members of the Imperial Navy, including Gregor von Mückenberger and Willibald Joachim von Merkatz; he confided in the former that he believed Lohengramm's success at Astarte was simply coincidence. (LOGH: 'Empire's Afterglow')
Imperial Civil War
Following Admiral Staden's loss to Marquis Lohengramm's forces and subsequent retreat to Rentenberg, Lohengramm sought to take the fortress, and placed Admirals Mittermeyer and Reuenthal in charge of securing its nuclear fusion reactor. In order to gain access to the reactor, the admirals sent infantry through passage #6, where they met with defeat at the hands of Ovlesser. In total he personally repelled eight separate attempts to break through the passage.
This resulted in a brief withdrawal, but eventually the two admirals were able to subdue Ovlesser by trapping him in a pit dug into the floor of the passage, and ultimately the fortress was secured.
At the suggestion of his advisor, Paul von Oberstein (who had hoped to provoke unease and suspicion amongst the Lippstadt nobles), Lohengramm provided Ovlesser with a ship and allowed him to return to Geiersburg Fortress, from which the Lippstadt forces were being coordinated. There, he met with Duke Otho von Braunschweig, who accused Ovlesser of treachery and ordered his execution. After a short altercation with the Duke's guards, Ovlesser was shot and killed by Commodore Ansbach. (LOGH: 'Bloodshed in Space')
Ovlesser's personal life reflected his direct personality and his interest in close combat and violence. His house was full of stuffed trophies of wild animals and there were blades and firearms mounted on the walls. He also chewed ice from his drinks. (HBSHBL: 'The Hard Wind of Early Summer')
Ovlesser sounds like of lesser, denoting to a lower nobility, character, personality, or intellect. Each of which Ovlesser has displayed.[clean-up needed]
Ovlesser's habit of chewing ice is not recommended as it can lead to damaged and cracked teeth.
Ovlesser appears in Volume 7 and Volume 8 of the manga. The events surrounding his participation in the war and subsequent execution are quite similar to the OVA. However, he does have longer hair and a somewhat less bulky physical appearance (although he is still quite large).