von Mückenberger Gregor
His father died in the Second Battle of Tiamat, wishing that Gregor would follow in his footsteps and become a military man. He did indeed, and became the most powerful man in the fleet rising to the same position his great-uncle Fleet Admiral Keltring held, and from at least 483 IC served as the Chief Commander of the Space Fleet until the time of Reinhard von Lohengramm's ascension to power within the Galactic Empire, after which he promptly retired.
A capable tactician, strategist, and leader, he was well regarded by much of the military, and with his rank as Fleet Admiral, he was key in any major decision regarding military operations for the Empire. His noble birth also made him acceptable to the high nobility. However he was derided by Reinhard for having only the appearance of dignity and competence, while being just as hidebound and unimaginative as the rest of the nobles and Imperial officer corps, based on his flustered reaction to Alliance tactics during the Sixth Battle of Iserlohn, the Third Battle of Tiamat, and the Fourth Battle of Tiamat. Although Reinhard's impression of Mückenberger was not completely incorrect, Mückenberger was more capable than Reinhard gave him credit for as in each of the aforementioned battles he eventually put aside personal and political interests and either allowed Reinhard to carry out his plans once seeing their genius or would give Reinhard due credit in achieving victory, with the notable exception after the Battle of Legnica. He was at least savvy enough to avoid the hatred of Reinhard, and was the only person with a key position of power in the Goldenbaum Dynasty to escape retribution once Reinhard took power.
After Reinhard rose to the rank of Rear Admiral and was put in command of his own small fleet, Mückenberger took notice of him, and was initially as cynical and opposed to Reinhard's fast rise through the ranks as many other high nobles. Like the high nobles, he initially viewed Reinhard's rise as solely due to the influence of his sister on Kaiser Friedrich IV, but quickly began to doubt this viewpoint. Mückenberger became a key figure in the conspiracies that were launched against Reinhard during his time in the admiralty. However, seeing Reinhard successfully defeat every obstacle placed in front of him, whether Alliance or Imperial, Mückenberger began to see the bigger picture, and realized that Reinhard von Lohengramm had talent and aspirations that he nor any other high noble could hope to contain, even while the other High Nobles passed off his achievements as nothing more than luck.
After Friedrich IV's sudden death in 488 IC, and the subsequent formation of the Lippstadt League, Mückenberger seemed to have had enough of internal power struggles. Immediately after Kaiser Erwin Josef II was crowned with the support of Premier Klaus von Lichtenlade and the now Marquis Reinhard von Lohengramm, Duke Otho von Braunschweig and Marquis Wilhelm von Littenheim begin conspiring to remove the young Kaiser in favor of their own daughters. Mückenberger happened to be walking past them at this point, and was asked if he would join Braunschweig and Littenheim against Reinhard, as he had done so before, to which he responded that he was going to take his best opportunity to retire, and that he did not want to be caught up in useless struggles anymore. He then left them with a warning about their enemy saying, "I will give you one word of advice. That brat... No, Marquis Lohengramm, is a genius in war and politics. If you persist on making light of him, it will cost you dearly." Fleet Admiral Gregor von Mückenberger then took his leave before passing and saluting Reinhard one last time. Subsequent events in the Imperial Civil War would show that neither Braunschweig nor Littenheim had paid any heed to this advice.
Voice actor: Hidekatsu Shibata
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