Iconic Scene: Quite a few really. Just see the following photos.
Quotable Quotes: The entire surface! It's been annihilated!
Best Character: Hikaru for finally giving up on Minmay... for now at least.
Best Death: Bodolza, of course.
This was supposed to be the final episode of the series and it definitely shows it. The entire surface of the Earth (well maybe not all, see following episodes) gets glassed (a scifi term meaning it was blasted so much it turned into volcanic glass) and it's pretty much up to the Macross and their new Zentradi allies to save what's left. This was something of a leftover from when Macross had its much more apocalyptic 52 episode outline where the earth would be slowly devastated over the course of the series and pretty much only the crew of the Macross would be left. Also, the love triangle is SEEMINGLY resolved with Hikaru formally giving up on Minmay, and even doing a gallant rescue of Misa from where she was trapped in the ruins of the UN Spacy Alaska Base. Then they fly off into the sunset where the Macross stands silhouetted. All's well that ends well, right? RIGHT?!
If this had been where the series ended, this would have been the ONLY time we would have seen an actual Destroid pilot.
Monster pilots. Perhaps even almost literally.
Is this a regular occurrence?
The mighty UN Spacy fleet... right before being totally annihilated.
War spares no one. Also, I find it hilarious that in the Robotech version of this episode they felt the need to stuff in some dialogue here even though the characters are on screen for all of 2 seconds.
The Grand Cannon is fired way too damn late but at least it gives Britai, Laplamiz and the Macross an opening.
Loli, Conda and Warera wish Minmay good luck. Also, Minmay has a derp face here.
All wings, standing by.
Finally some Nousjaduel-Ger! I'm pretty sure this is the only time besides the DYRL movie that they show up.
We also finally get to see the Macross's other weapons used in concert.
Max and Milia's Super VF-1Js going into battle!
Minmay, you're gonna really wish you were with Hikaru two years from now...
You know Hikaru, that's what the head lasers are for. Jeez, even in the final battle (sort of) he still sorta gets shot down.
The famous Orguss battroid
I don't think this Zentradi ship has any official lineart?
Damage to the Cafe Variation. Apparently the civilian population of the Macross was eventually whittled down from 58,000 to 40,000 and I would bet a lot of that happened here as the Macross took several bad hits.
Not sure why this was done in white and gray...
Go for the power regulator on the north tower, Wedge! Oh wait, wrong thing...
Should have left well enough alone, Bodolza.
Thanks to Star Wars now everyone has destroy large objects in space spectacularly
So if this really is where Macross City will be established... how did they get all that water to fill the lake?
So they're together now, right? RIGHT?