Emeraldas is feared across the galaxy as being a cold-blooded and heartless space pirate. She is a long time friend of Captain Harlock and Tochiro Oyama's lover.
The constant known origin Emeraldas in the ever-changing Leijiverse is that she is the sister and rival of Maetel from the Galaxy Express 999 franchise. During the Arcadia of My Youth film, which tells the origin of Captain Harlock, Emeraldas is a free trader and makes a legal living. Over the course of the movie she teams up with Harlock and his friend Tochiro Oyama (who would later become her lover) to save a planet to be destroyed by the ruling Earth government, which permanently brands her as an outlaw.
Emeraldas is a free trader who comes to the aide of Captain Harlock when he is ordered by the Illumidians to destroy Tokargra. She is eventually captured by the Illumidians and receives her signature scar when one of them beats her and grazes her face with a bullet. In the aftermath of her rescue, the Illumidians allow her to leave but the ruling party of Earth brands her an outlaw.
An android that serves as Emeraldas' proxy has gone rogue in the wake of its master's illness. Seeking an organic body, the android searches the galaxy for Maetel, whom it finds aboard the GE999. After hijacking the ship the android forces it to land on planet Jewel and brings Tetsuro and Maetel aboard. After Maetel is knocked unconscious during a battle, the android prepares to switch bodies with her but is thwarted by the combined efforts of Tetsuro, Emeraldas and a reawakened Maetel. With the android defeated, the real Emeraldas releases Tetsuro and Maetel. Maetel wishes to see her sister face-to-face once more, knowing that this may be her last chance due to her illness, but Emeraldas refuses and sends them on their way.
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Pirate Queen Emeraldas
Galaxy Express 999
The film version of the Galaxy Express 999 story changes the order of some events, and the emphasis of others, but basically tells Leiji Matsumoto's ...
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Arcadia of My Youth
Released in 1982, the film Arcadia of My Youth tells the origin story of Captain Harlock and the original crew of the Arcadia.