As much as I want to keep Series and Novels as separate entities as much as I can; There are scenes in the Novels that would not have been possible without "classic moments" from the series.
The transformation of Rick Hunter's Veritech from Fighter to Battloid will be the moment that will always identify Robotech, with the majority of its fans.
And it introduced the word that would be unique to the Robotech Novels Universe.
But first, the VT has to get to Guardian.
Excerpt; "The ground was very near. Rick, dizzy and almost unconscious from the g forces, somehow guided his hand to the knob in question, having a little trouble sorting it out from an identical one next to it marked G, moving it down in its slot.
The Veritech abruptly slowed in its tailspin, stabilizing, beginning to level off. At the same time, Rick could feel the entire ship start to shudder and shift, its aerodynamics changing in some way that he couldn't comprehend. He could feel vibrations, as if the fighter was-changing. "What's it doing?" The fighter was still descending, the streets of Macross City looming up before the canopy. Rick had been a pilot long enough to know that since its flight characteristics had changed so dramatically, there was no other answer except that the shape of the Veritech had somehow altered.
What he didn't realize, and couldn't see from the cockpit, was that the ship had begun undergoing a process Doctor Lang had dubbed mechamorphosis. It was no longer configured like a conventional fighter but had, instead, gone to Guardian-G-mode, on its way to B.
In this transitional state it resembled a great metal bird of prey, an eagle, with sturdy metal legs stretched to set down and wings deployed, human like arms and hands outstretched.
RN - Genesis - John
IMAGE: Academy Comics: Boobytrap
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