Yūsuf Topparol

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Chief of Staff Yusuf Topparol (archival image)
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Free Planets Alliance
Rank: Vice Admiral (at time of picture) later Fleet Admiral
Occupation: Military chief of staff
Status: Deceased

Yūsuf Topparol (Japanese: ユースフ・トパロウル) was chief of staff of the Free Planets Alliance fleet during its first battle with the Galactic Empire, in the Dagon Starzone in 640 UC (331 IC / 3440 CE).

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History

Yūsuf Topparol served as Chief of Staff to Supreme Commander Lin Pao in the first battle of the Alliance–Imperial War, against the Imperial fleet led by Grand Duke Herbert. This first battle ended with the overwhelming victory of the Free Planets Star Fleet.

During the Battle of Dagon, Topparol was still in his 30s, meaning that he was born in the mid-to-late 600s.

Topparol was known as a stringent man who strongly disliked working hard, and constantly griped about work. In many ways a temperamental, to-the-point man, he was also a superb mind called by some a 'walking computer'. (Prologue: A Brief History of the Galaxy)

Like Lin Pao, Topparol was promoted to Fleet Admiral at the age of 40, a feat unrivalled until Bruce Ashbey was posthumously granted the rank in 746 UC (437 IC / 3546 CE), at the age of 36.

Also like his former commander, Topparol led a quiet life after retiring from the military. He never entered politics.

Personal life

Yūsuf Topparol was known to have been an extremely insular, reserved man. Private historical documents belonging to him — letters to lovers, written from the battlefield — are astonishingly spartan:

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Name variations

LaserDisc (left) vs DVD (right) character design

Apocrypha

LaserDisc/DVD character-design differences

Yūsuf Topparol, along with Lin Pao, saw a dramatic change in character design with the DVD re-release. Both characters were given larger and arguably more masculine facial features.

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