Sub-lieutenant Julian Mintz (799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE))
El Facil Revolutionary Government (former)
Free Planets Alliance (former)
|Status:||Alive (801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE))|
|Born:||25 March 782 UC (473 IC / 3582 CE)|
|Played by:||Sasaki Nozomu|
His first battle occurred while on a training exercise as a Spartanian pilot in 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE). He survived the destruction of his carrier, the Ameretat, destroyed 3 Walküre fighters, and 1 Imperial cruiser through shooting a missile launcher. (LOGH: 'First Battle')
During the Eighth Battle of Iserlohn, Julian destroyed another Walküre fighter, and successfully deduced Admiral Kempff's strategy for dealing with the Alliance reinforcements returning with Yang Wen-li. The Iserlohn Garrison Fleet therefore did not fall for Kempff's ruse and successfully launched a surprise attack on the Imperial fleet's rear whilst it was engaged with Yang Wen-li's forces. (LOGH: 'Fortress vs Fortress', 'The Return')
Julian, as part of a relief force, found Yang Wen-li's body, and he was later persuaded that it was his responsibility to break this news to Frederica Greenhill, Yang's wife. Despite being only 18 and a mere Sub-lieutenant, Julian was selected as military commander of the Yang Fleet and subsequently as the leader of the military forces of the newly formed Iserlohn Republic after the death of his guardian.(LOGH: 'The Magician Doesn't Come Back', 'New Government in August')
As commander of the Iserlohn Republic's military, Julian proved himself as a strategist and tactician. Declining to aid Oskar von Reuenthal in his rebellion, Julian allowed Imperial forces to transit through the Iserlohn Corridor, correctly deducing that supporting Reuenthal would be a mistake as the rebellion would not succeed. Subsequently Julian successfully defeated numerically superior Imperial forces at the Eleventh Battle of Iserlohn. At the Battle of Shiva he successfully penetrated the much larger Imperial fleet and led a boarding party onto Kaiser Reinhard's flagship, the Brünhild. Julian reached the Kaiser early on the morning of 1 June 801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE) and impressed Reinhard with his determination and eloquence, such that when Reinhard agreed to a cease-fire and negotiations with the Iserlohn Republic on equal footing. (LOGH: 'The Two Great Ones Strike Each Other', 'The Crimson Star Road', 'The Beautiful Maiden Wants Blood')
- 'Birth of the 13th Fleet'
- 'The Rosen Ritter'
- 'Iserlohn Captured!'
- 'Jessica's Struggle'
- 'New Trends'
- 'Before the Storm'
- 'The Yang Fleet Goes Out'
- 'The Battle of Doria Starzone, And...'
- 'Victory for Whose Sake?'
- 'Farewell, Distant Memories'
- 'First Battle'
- 'One Narrow Thread'
- 'Lost Things'
- 'War Without Weapons'
- 'Fortress vs Fortress'
- 'The Return'
- 'Determination and Ambition'
- 'The Arrow Is Released'
- 'A Departure'
- 'Julian's Journey, Mankind's Journey'
- 'Operation: Ragnarök'
- 'Invitation to a Requiem'
- 'Fezzan Occupied'
- 'Seeking a Free Universe'
- 'The Two-Headed Snake: The Battle of Rantemario'
- 'The Darkness Before Dawn'
- 'Battle After Battle'
- 'The Battle of Vermilion (Part One)'
- 'Sudden Change'
- 'Long Live the Emperor!'
- 'After the Ceremony, the Curtain Rises Again...'
- 'Invitation to Rebellion'
- 'A Challenge to Arms'
- 'The Beautiful Maiden Wants Blood'
- 'The Golden Lion Flag Loses Its Lustre'
- 'Dream: To See It to the End'
- Overture to a New War
- Julian Minci (LD subtitles)
Julian's mother was a commoner that fled from the Empire. His father was from the Mintz family, which was a prestigious family within the Alliance as they had been among the followers of Arle Heinessen that made the journey from the Empire to found the Alliance. Julian's mother died when he was 2. When he was 8, his father was killed. He spent the next 2 years with his grandmother until she died when he was 10. He has no pictures of him and his parents anymore. His grandmother had destroyed any pictures he had with his mother, and had hidden any he had with his father. When she died, he could not find them. Julian thought his grandmother had been ashamed of her son marrying a new refugee of commoner background, and her antipathy had also extended to Julian himself. Julian noted her attitude was little different from that of Imperial nobles and their focus on bloodline. (Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden: Iserlohn Diary)
Julian learned his skills in making tea from his mother, who had been skilled in the art of tea making from her previous life in the Empire before fleeing to the Alliance. (Encyclopaedia Die Legende der Sternhelden, p. 236)
The Imperial cruiser that Julian destroyed on his first fighter pilot mission was the Lenbach. (Art Binder from Legend of the Galactic Heroes Season 2 LaserDisc box)