The VF-1J Nausicaa Valkyrie is a robot from Super Dimension Fortress Macross and is a mech featured in The Knights of the Multiverse, introduced in Season 2. It is a variant of the Valkyrie Fighter piloted by Noriko Takaya. Later on in the season, it gets upgraded to the Strike Nausicaa.

History[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Armaments[edit | edit source]

  • Laser Cannons

The Nausicaa has a pair of photon laser cannon turrets (one gun on each side) attached to the side of its head, inspired by the Vulcan guns mounted to the Zeta Gundam's head.

  • Gun Pod

The Nausicaa is armed with a gattling gun pod that's able to fire 1200 rounds per minute,

  • Missiles

The Nausicaa is able to be armed with 2 large missiles on the outer part of each wing

  • Micro-Missile Pods

The Nausicaa is able to arm itself with four micro-missile pods onto its wings, each carrying 15 micro-missiles.

  • Drill Punch

A super move of sorts, the Nausicaa is able to spin its hand unit very fast, dealing a considerable amount of damage. However, the first few times this move was used, it overpowered the arm and tore it apart.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Noriko's original Nausicaa from the Gunbuster anime.

This version of the Valkyrie (piloted famously by Rick Hunter/Hikaru Ichijyo) was picked for Noriko due to its similarly to her original RX-7 Nausicaa from the Gunbuster anime, which in of itself was named after the film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

The Drill Punch is inspired by a similar attack used by the VF-19 and VF-21 from Macross Plus.

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