The true face of the Vajra?
Let’s make a conjecture on how Ranka is 1/4 Zentradi. Her father was probably half human, half Zentradi; her mom, on the other hand, given her absence in the photo at the lab and the revelation from this episode, was probably neither human nor Zentradi but instead a pure Vajra—perhaps the very creature that Alto had just destroyed. How that union could’ve taken place, I’ll leave to the fanfiction artists, but from this, we see that
Ranka = 1/4 human + 1/4 Zentradi + 1/2 Vajra.
What all this means is that Ranka is heading for some serious rough waters. She is the intersection of three races who have a history of teeth marks that rival those in the Middle East of our world. Which ever side hits one of the others, she will get hurt by it. In this episode, she already witnessed the person she loves killing what represented her mother. Was she supposed to be happy that her knight in armor came to save her or be sad that the one image of her mom was blown to smithereens right in front of her eyes?
But the bigger heartbreak for Ranka will be how Alto will respond to her newly discovered bloodline. Alto detests the Vajra. He draws the line between human and Vajra as if he draws the dichotomy between good and evil. Furthermore, with Sheryl being fully human, Ranka will find her self-esteem sinks yet another level in her competition for Alto. She has better hoped that her Vajra genes sprout tentacles and that Alto craves being wrapped by such.
The Gentle Vajra Race
Ranka’s love fleet. Those are hearts on the radar.
One growing speculation is that the Vajra could actually be the most peaceful of the three races. It’s arguable that so far their military advances have just been for the sole purpose of recovering their lost little queen. It was just Grace’s manipulation, by directing the space fold they use, that had led the mindless Vajra to cross paths with the humans, first to the Galaxy fleet, now to the Frontier. The Vajra simply returned fire after being fired upon first.
Now that the Vajra queen is dead, Ranka is set to succeed the throne. Ranka will become the Vajra’s next personality—all peace and loving. However, she will also become Grace’s next bestest friend—replacing Sheryl, whom Grace might have mistaken to be related to the Vajra previously. If someone as shrewd as Sheryl was fooled by Grace, there will be no chance in hell that Ranka will not submit to Grace’s scheme. Under Grace’s poison, Queen Ranka may start to incur her wrath drawn from both her jealousy and insecurity.
For those of you who are cheering for Ranka x Alto, it would be quite an epic ending to see love that can overcome both personal and universal hatred and racism.
This scene will repeat like Deja vu except Ranka would have fused with the giant monster like Sara Nome in Macross Zero.