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von Goldenbaum Rudolf

Japanese name: ルドルフ・フォン・ゴールデンバウム
Rudolf von Goldenbaum was the founder and first emperor of the Galactic Empire. He was born in 268 UC and died in 42 IC at the age of 83

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"Until Rudolph von Goldenbaum got his hands on power, even if he was rather self-righteous, perhaps he was no more than a reformer burning with ideals and conviction. That changed completely once he had authority. He travelled the road from simple self-affirmation to self-deification." -Free Planets Alliance Secretary of the Treasury, João Rebelo.

Centuries after his death, Rudolf would be remembered by people throughout the galaxy. In the Free Planets Alliance, he served as a symbol of utter tyranny and evil, a warning to all free democratic people of the dangers of autocracy. In the Empire, he was a hallowed figure. The holy founder of the greatest nation in human history, and a symbol of imperial power.

To Yang Wenli, Rudolf was a constant reminder that political and military authority ought never be mixed. On the other hand, although Reinhard von Lohengramm disapproved of Rudolf himself, his methods served as an inspiration — his life's accomplishments teaching Reinhard that one man could change the galaxy; that if one does not like the world, one has the power to change it by ones own hand.

Voice actor: Otsuka Chikao

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