Michael is a student at the Mihosi Academy as well as a Second Lieutenant in the S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services). He is an excellent marksman serving as the team sniper for Skull Squadron.
Macross Frontier (TV Series)
Michael/Mikhail is a student at the Mihosi Flight Academy and is a team leader for the school's armored flight team. He likes to tease his childhood friend Klan Klang, a meltran that suffers from a genetic disorder that transformers her into a child when micronized as opposed to her normal well endowed self. He also teases Alto Saotome whose features make anyone who catches a glance at him think that he is actually a girl. Mikhail and Luca Angelloni are secretly members of the S.M.S. stationed aboard the Frontier fleet.
Mikhail is the sniper for Skull Squardron.
Mikhail dies before the final battle while trying to ensure that Klan's macronization process is complete. He is stabbed by the invading Vajra and declares his love for Klan and apologizes to her for not telling her before his death.
Macross Frontier (Movies)
The back story to the two Macross Movies ( The False Songstress & The Wings of Goodbye) are the same but events in the two movies are not the same as the series. When the Vajra attack the Frontier Fleet during Sheryl's second concert (an original sequence, not shown in the TV series) Michael (in true sniper fashion) is hidden between signs to limit his visibility to the enemy. He sees Alto grappling with a large Vajra (who has Ranka held captive). Unable to get a clear shot, he abandon's his nest for a better vantage point but is totally exposed. Klan warns Michael not to move but he does so anyways. After he saves Alto a Vajra swoops in behind him and opens fire on his VF-25 and the Messiah explodes. Klan sees this and in a fury unleashes a volley of missles on the enemy. When the battle is over she is searching the wrekage of his VF-25 and finds him alive and unharmed.
Klan and Michael survives the further engagements with the Vajra and when the fleet arrives on the Vajra homeworld the duo proceed to free the mind controlled Vajra. When the Battle Frontier opens fire on the Macross Frontier fleet Klan's Quaedluun-Rea is caught in the shockwave of the main cannon's discharge (not the actual blast). Michael rushes to her side as he says "He won't let her die alone". Michael manages to rescue Klan at severely damaging his VF-25 in the process. The two, along with the Frontier & N.U.N.S. army watch as Alto disapears before they can be obliterated by the Macross Fleet.
Skills and Standard equipment
Michael is a very skilled marksman in and out of his Mecha. He always equips his VF-25G Messiah with a SSL-9B Dragunov Anti-Armor Sniper (Rail) Gun.