Bittenfeld Fritz Joseph
Before joining the Lohengramm admiralty, Bittenfeld was first noticed by Reinhard in the Sixth Battle of Iserlohn. Only a Captain at that time, Bittenfeld managed to sink two Alliance ships in one volley.
A Vice Admiral at the Battle of Lügen, his Black Lancers routed the 10th Fleet, killing Vice Admiral Ulanhu in the process. When the Imperial forces reunited at Amritsar Starzone, Bittenfeld attempted to engage the 13th Fleet, but was bypassed. However, the Black Lancers still managed to obliterate the 8th Fleet, killing Vice Admiral Appleton. Bittenfeld turned his forces back to face Yang Wenli. He deployed his Walküren too soon and his fleet was struck by a critical volley from Yang. Although heavily damaged, the Black Lancers still functioned. Reinhard lacked sufficient forces to reinforce Bittenfeld at that time. A later attempt to reinforce with Kircheis's forces came too late to prevent Yang's fleet from breaking through the Black Lancer formation. Reinhard almost court-martialed Bittenfeld on the spot, but was convinced by Kircheis to pardon Bittenfeld.
As a High Admiral, Bittenfeld tried to engage Yang Wenli in battle after the fall of the Alliance, but was lured into the Iserlohn Corridor where his Black Lancers and Fahrenheit Fleet were forced into close quarters and outflanked by the smaller Yang Fleet. Bittenfeld ordered aggressive attacks before he had to pull back and regroup - ironically having come very close to killing Yang when an Imperial fast battleship was destroyed at point blank range just as it was about to fire at Yang's flagship, the Ulysses. After regrouping the Black Lancers attacked again but were surrounded and had to break out and retreat.
The Black Lancers had lost 6,220 ships out of 15,900 and Adalbert von Fahrenheit's fleet had lost 8,490 ships out of 15,200 including Fahrenheit's flagship, the Asgrimm. Casualties were over two million. On reporting to Reinhard, Bittenfeld stated he would accept any punishment for his failure and the death of his comrade. However Reinhard declined to reproach him, stating that it was still better than committing a mistake that was unlike Bittenfeld's nature. The survivors in the Fahrenheit Fleet were absorbed into the Black Lancers and painted their ships black, but they remained a separate formation and used the standard battleship instead of the fast battleship.
Bittenfeld was probably promoted to Fleet Admiral by Hildegard von Lohengramm, per the deathbed recommendation of Reinhard.
Bittenfeld is not known to be married and is not mentioned as having any particular hobbies. He was bored by a ballet he attended alongside Reinhard, although he hid this and applauded with apparent enthusiasm.
Voice actor: Keiichi Noda
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