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"I see them, got a tally-ho on the bandits."
― Jean-Louis[2] approaching Mobius Squadron

Jean-Louis Flaubert (ジャン=ルイ・フロベール Jan = Rui Furobēru)[1] was a young Federal Erusea Air Force officer and flight leader of the Megalith defense squadron. Jean-Louis was one of the many Erusians who refused to accept their nation's recent defeat in the Second Usean Continental War.[2]

Biography

Originally a trainee at an aviation reserve officer school,[1] Jean-Louis refused to accept Erusea's surrender and, alongside many other young Erusian officers, captured and activated Megalith. The Erusian dissidents planned to use the missile-launch facility to shoot down lingering fragments of the Ulysses 1994XF04 asteroid in orbit onto the Usean continent.[2]

Death

When the ISAF launched its attack on the facility, Jean-Louis led the Erusian defense fighters against the incoming Mobius Squadron, with Gene as his second-in-command. After an intense dogfight over the ocean, Jean-Louis, along with the rest of the squadron, was shot down by the veteran Mobius pilots, and Erusea's last superweapon was destroyed soon after.[2]

Trivia

  • After Jean-Louis is shot down, the dialogue of the remaining pilots becomes more frantic.
  • Jean-Louis' Su-37 did not have a known number in the game, but it is later retconned to be "021" in both Hasegawa's Su-33 Yellow model kit[1] and Ace Combat Infinity's Su-37 -Jean Louis- 4 Star Aircraft Special Aircraft.
  • In Ace Combat Infinity, "Jean-Louis" became a usable nickname and "Oh! Jean-Louis' been hit!" a usable Instant Radio Message obtainable through the Special Supply Ticket Catalogue.
  • Jean-Louis makes a cameo as an enemy ace during the Ace of Aces variant of Heavy Command Cruiser. However, due to the lack of the Yellow Squadron's signature Su-37 Terminator, he instead flies the Su-47 Berkut.[3]
  • Jean-Louis' surname is mentioned in Hasegawa's Su-33 Yellow model as "フローベル" (Furōberu),[1] which translates to "Flaubert".
    • Jean-Louis shares his family name with the famous 19th-century French novelist Gustave Flaubert.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hasegawa 1/72 "Su-33 Flanker D ACE COMBAT Yellow 13" (plastic model) description.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Megalith, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  3. Heavy Command Cruiser, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.

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