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{{Featured|February 2015}}
 
 
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{{Character
|image = [[File:IMG Mobius 1.jpg|250px]]
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| image = [[File:Mobius 1 Katina Flyby.jpg]]
|name = Mobius One
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| gender = Male
|aka = The Grim Reaper, The Ribbon Fighter
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| aka = The Grim Reaper<br>Ribbon Fighter
|gender = Male
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| number = None; uses squadron number
|equipment = [[F-4E Phantom II]] (first flight)<br>[[F-22A Raptor]]<br>[[F-14A Tomcat]] (show in a picture)<br>depent player's choice
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| equipment = [[F-4E Phantom II]]<br>''[[F-4E -Mobius1-]]'' {{InfinityStars|4|small=yes}}<br>[[F-22A Raptor]]<br>''[[F-22A -Mobius1-]]''{{InfinityStars|4|small=yes}}<br>[[F/A-18F Super Hornet]]<br>''Player's choice''
|affiliations = [[Independent State Allied Forces]] ([[118th Tactical Fighter Wing]])
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| affiliations = <s>[[Independent State Allied Forces]]<br>[[ISAF Air Force]]</s><br>[[IUN|IUN-PKF]]<br>[[Mobius Squadron]]
|appearsin = [[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]}}
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| appearances = ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''<br>''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''<br>''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]'' ([[The Gauntlet|non-canon]])<br>''[[Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation]]'' ([[Heavy Command Cruiser (Ace of Aces)|non-canon]])<br>''[[Ace Combat: Joint Assault]]'' ([[Ace of Aces (mission)|non-canon]])<br>''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''
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{{Quote|There's one thing I can say for certain. Heroes really do exist. We've just seen one, and now he's coming home.|[[AWACS SkyEye]]{{Ref|AAW-137|''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', page 137. Published 2011.}} following the destruction of [[Megalith (facility)|Megalith]]}}
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{{Nihongo|'''Mobius 1'''|メビウス1|Mebiusu Wan}} was an [[Independent State Allied Forces]] [[ISAF Air Force|Air Force]] pilot and flight leader of the 118th Tactical Fighter Wing ([[Mobius Squadron]]); he is the player character of ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''. His signature aircraft is the [[F-22A Raptor]].
   
'''Mobius One''' was an enigmatic fighter pilot of the [[Independent State Allied Forces]], who gained fame for his actions in the [[Usean Continental War]]. His flying skill was considered equal to that of an entire flight, and was the "poster ace" of the ISAF during the war.
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Mobius 1 is renowned for almost single-handedly defeating [[Erusea]] during the [[Continental War]] and the rebellious [[Free Erusea]] forces across postwar [[Usea]].{{Ref|AC04|''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}{{Ref|AC5-AM|[[Arcade Mode]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
   
Mobius One (メビウス・ワン ''Mebiusu Wan'') is the main character of ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]'', and is arguably one of the most successful aces ever to take to the skies. He was a key figure in helping the [[Independent State Allied Forces]] (ISAF) achieve victory in the [[Usean Continental War]], as well as in its efforts against the [[Free Erusea]] forces following the war. The total number of air victories achieved by Mobius One is one of the highest ever to be achieved by a single pilot. This is evident in his flawless track record, having never been shot down during a mission and having risen from the position of rookie to top ace in less than twelve months.
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In 2014, Mobius 1 continued fighting against Free Erusea as part of the [[IUN]]'s peacekeeping forces.<ref name="AC7-VR01">{{Cite game|AC7|VR01}}</ref>
 
During his ISAF tour of duty, Mobius One flew various aircraft ranging from light interceptors to all-weather, multipurpose, ground attack, and even stealth-capable air superiority fighters. His signature aircraft was the ISAF blue-tinted [[F-22 Raptor|F-22A Raptor]], which remained his choice fighter following the end of the Usean Continental War.
 
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
===Usean Continental War===
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===Before the war===
On his [[Sitting Duck|first]] combat mission, Mobius One singlehandedly shot down six [[Tu-95 Bear]] bombers, making him an immediate ace, along with their fighter escorts at New Field Island. Thereafter, Mobius One continued to perform extraordinarily well in combat operations; in particular, he is credited with the destruction of the Erusean super-weapons [[Stonehenge]] and [[Megalith]]. He also is the first pilot to shoot down a member of the world renowned and feared Erusean ace fighter pilot unit known as [[Yellow Squadron]], personally shooting down both [[Yellow 4]] (when that squadron responded to his destruction of [[Stonehenge]]) and [[Yellow 13]] (during the Siege of [[Farbanti]]). He was the involved in such operations as:
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Mobius 1's life prior to the war as well as his nationality remain unknown. Although the first in-game appearance of Mobius 1 shows him taking off from the [[CV-04 Fort Grace|''Fort Grace'']],{{Ref|AC04-M01-CutPrior|Cutscene prior to [[Sitting Duck]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} a [[Federation of Central Usea]] (FCU) aircraft carrier,{{Ref|UseaToday1|"[[Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!#Overseas Troops To Return Home Temporarily|Overseas Troops To Return Home Temporarily]]", ''[[Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!]]''. Retrieved July 31, 2016.}} the [[Independent State Allied Forces|ISAF]] is known to have shared aircraft and pilots among the nations within its coalition. The fact that he begins the game as an [[aircraft carrier]] pilot, however, could indicate that he was initially part of his country's naval aviation division rather than a ground-based air force pilot.
* Operation Rough Seas: A strike role in the sinking of the "Invincible" [[Aegir Fleet]].
 
* [[Operation Countdown]]: One of the defending air superiority pilots of the launch of a key ISAF satellite during the largest air battle since [[Operation Battle-Axe]] of the [[Belkan War]], believed to have involved over three hundred aircraft. He made some key achievements, shooting down an [[SR-71 Blackbird]], [[E-767 AWACS]], [[KC-10A Extender]], 6 [[B-2A Spirit]]'s, and hitting a member of the [[Yellow Squadron]], possibly [[Yellow 13]].
 
* Operation Bunker Shot: A close air support role during an ISAF amphibious landing on the southern coast of the mainland, allowing them to begin to retake the continent.
 
* Operation Stone Crusher: A major strike role in the destruction of the superweapon [[Stonehenge]], a turning point in the war, and the death of [[Yellow 4]]. This event led to him gaining worldwide fame.
 
* Operation Fire Fly: A pivotal ace during the eve of the emancipation of [[San Salvacion]], and the destruction of much of the [[Yellow Squadron]], except for [[Yellow 13]], who's plane was damaged by Mobius 1.
 
* Operation Autumn Thunder: A leading ISAF pilot at the siege and capture of the Erusean capital city [[Farbanti]]. The (probable but unconfirmed) death of [[Yellow 13]] and the shooting down of several Eursian MV-22s carrying government VIPs.
 
* Operation Judgment Day: A role which is responsible for the destruction of [[Megalith]], the replacement for Stonehenge, and the end of the war. He and his squadron also took down the last of the [[Yellow Squadron]] in that battle.
 
Mobius One was a part of the [[118th Tactical Fighter Wing]] throughout the entire war, but during Operation Judgment Day the entire squadron officially was renamed [[Mobius Squadron]] in honor of him in the squadron's last official mission.
 
   
===Operation Katina===
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Furthermore, nothing is known of Mobius 1's identity, apart from his callsign and the nicknames he garnered during the continental war. He is most likely male, given that towards the end of ''Ace Combat 04'', [[AWACS&nbsp;SkyEye]] repeatedly refers to Mobius 1 by the masculine "he" or "him".
In 2006, he returned to Erusea to defeat the last of the Erusean extremists calling themselves "[[Free Erusea]]." Only Mobius One and [[AWACS Sky Eye]] were sent, but together they effectively crushed the resistance putting a halt to their operations; after the [[Usean Continental War]] statistics showed that Mobius One's combat ability rivaled that of an entire ISAF squadron.
 
   
During the last battle against free Erusea, Mobius One was engaged by four to six [[X-02 Wyvern]]s. Despite the technologically more advanced Erusian fighters, he successfully managed to destroy them and afterwords returned to base safely. There are no records indicating what became of Mobius One after the end of the conflict.
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===Service with ISAF===
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====Late 2004====
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For the majority of the Continental War, Mobius 1 was the only member of the ISAF's 118th Tactical Fighter Wing; whether this was by design or the result of losing squadron mates during Erusea's opening offensive remains unknown. On September 19, 2004, during his [[Operation Umbrella|first assignment]], Mobius 1 earned himself the title of "ace" by shooting down six [[Tu-95 Bear]] bombers and their fighter escorts over [[Newfield Island]].{{Ref|AC04-M01|[[Sitting Duck]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} In the weeks that followed, Mobius 1 would be assigned to several strategic air strikes along the eastern coast of [[Usea]]: one to eliminate hostile bombers stationed at [[Rigley Air Base]],{{Ref|AC04-M02|[[Imminent Threat]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} and another to assist ISAF's evacuation of the mainland by destroying [[Mount Shezna]]'s radar stations.{{Ref|AC04-M03|[[The Northern Eye]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
   
==Characteristics and personality==
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When the ISAF became aware of the [[Aegir Fleet]]'s redeployment to [[Comberth Harbor]], Mobius 1 became part of the effort to weaken and forestall the fleet's advance on the ISAF's GHQ at [[North Point]]. On November 7, Mobius 1 and other ISAF fighters intercepted a convoy of Erusean transport aircraft inbound to Comberth.{{Ref|AC04-M04|[[Blockade]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
Nothing is known of Mobius One's identity, apart from his callsign and the nickname he earned late into the Usean Continental War. He is most likely male, given that SkyEye called him "he" or "him" repeatedly at the end of the game.
 
==Appearances in other games==
 
Mobius One's legacy has led to several cameo appearances and references in future ''Ace Combat'' titles.
 
*''Ace Combat 5'': The original color livery of the F-22A is the SP paint of the OADF F-22. However, the engine nozzles lack their golden coloring.
 
*''Ace Combat Zero'': The Mobius color is the "Soldier" scheme of the F-22A. In addition, Mobius One makes a physical appearance as the end boss of the special stage, [[The Gauntlet]]. The game files contain a .vut format file with the comment ''*<span style="line-height:19px;">Mebiusu 1_-_Megalith Alt</span>'', an allusion to the starting altitude of [[Megalith (mission)|Megalith]], 6666 feet.
 
*''Ace Combat 6'': The Mobius livery is a download color for the F-22A, dubbed the "[[F-22A -MOBIUS-]]", which achieves high battle capability at the expense of losing all armor. In addition, a pilot called Mobius is referred to in background chatter in "[[Chandelier (mission)|Chandelier]]".
 
*[[Ace Combat: Joint Assault]]: Mobius is one of the "legacy" enemies appearing in the special mission "[[Ace of Aces (mission)|Ace of Aces]]", being the 70th aircraft the player must face. He intially fights slowly, but later adopts the aggressive flight patterns of the [[Varcolac Squadron]].
 
*''[[Ace Combat Infinity]]'': In line with the various references to ''Shattered Skies''' plot, Mobius' nickname of "The Grim Reaper" is adopted as the callsign of the player character, [[Reaper]].
 
   
==Trivia==
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More than a week later, on November 19, Mobius 1 and other ISAF pilots launched an early morning raid on Comberth's [[Petrochemical Complex|main fuel source]], which successfully halted the Aegir Fleet's plans to invade North Point. During the raid on the oil facility, the infamous Erusean [[Yellow Squadron]] entered the airspace, forcing Mobius 1 and the other ISAF aircraft to hurriedly retreat from the area.{{Ref|AC04-M05|[[Lifeline]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
*Mobius One and [[Yellow 13]]'s paint schemes are found in most games of the series following AC04. Additionally, he makes a non-canonical appearance as an enemy ace on the Ace Combat Zero bonus mission, The Gauntlet. He only appears on the Ace difficulty and under the condition that the player shoots down Espada Squadron in under one minute.
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*There is a popular belief that Cipher is Mobius One; that he served in the Belkan War in 1995 and then returned to his native country of USEA to then join the ISAF in the Usean Continental War. Mobius One's appearance in "The Gauntlet" (see second note above) is not canon, so some came to believe that [[Cipher]] was fighting his future self, or as others have said, fighting his inner demons, since he shares the same flight patterns as Cipher. But, Mobius One is mentioned as a rookie pilot in the beginning missions of Ace Combat 04, and not having the legendary reputation or rank of Captain that Cipher did, so it is still a highly debated topic. It is possible, however, that Cipher may have covered up his previous life completely and created a new, unassuming identity. Deep within the Ace Combat Zero files, there is a .vut file (holded at the placement of the mission The Gauntlet) which contains a text note ''*<span style="line-height:19px;">Mebiusu 1_-_Megalith Alt</span>'', clear refference to Mobius 1 initial altitude on Ace Combat 4 final mission ''Megalith'' which curious enough is 6666 ft., a resemblance to the Devil's Number ''666'' leading to Galm 1 title ''The Demon Lord''.
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On November 23, Mobius 1 contributed to the sinking of the Eruseans' "invincible" Aegir Fleet.{{Ref|AC04-M06|[[Invincible Fleet]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} The victory was decisive, and emboldened ISAF command to strike an Erusean solar power generator plant in [[Faith Park Gorge|Faith Park]]. Despite encountering high velocity railgun-fire from Stonehenge, Mobius 1 skillfully navigated through Faith Park's narrow ravines and escaped the airspace.{{Ref|AC04-M07|[[Deep Strike]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
*In AC:AH, his callsign and paint scheme are awarded to the player after being titled a "Hero" once in online multiplayer. (dealing the final blow to the enemy's HQ in Capital Conquest.)
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*According to the Ace Combat 4 official website, Mobius One's parents were killed during the opening stages of the Usean Continental War. This could mean that Mobius 1 originates from either the [[Republic of Amber]] or the [[Delarus|Republic of Delarus]], which experienced indiscriminate bombings against their cities by Erusian forces.
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On December 31, 2004, Mobius 1 was sent to the [[Comona Islands]] to clear the airspace of hostile fighters, which were attempting to halt the ISAF's launch of a new reconnaissance satellite. During the engagement, Mobius 1 shot down an [[SR-71 Blackbird]], an [[E-767]], a [[KC-10A Extender]], six [[B-2A Spirit]] bombers, and landed a hit on a [[Yellow Squadron]] fighter. Mobius 1's impressive performance ensured that the rocket launch proceeded smoothly, and the ISAF began final preparations for its mainland landing operations.{{Ref|AC04-M08|[[Shattered Skies (mission)|Shattered Skies]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
*A wallpaper from the Ace Combat 4 official website shows an [[F-14A Tomcat]] with the number "118" (Mobius 1's number), indicating that Mobius 1 also canonically flew the F-14.
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*Mobius 1 was featured in [[Ace Combat: Joint Assault]]'s mission, [[Ace of Aces (mission)|Ace of Aces]], as an enemy ace, after shooting down the 69th aircraft.
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====ISAF counteroffensive====
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At the end of January 2005, Mobius 1 flew the stormy skies over Caranda, Halle, and Crowne Beaches during the ISAF's [[Operation Bunker Shot (Strangereal)|Operation Bunker Shot]]. Mobius 1 provided close air support for ISAF's amphibious landing forces, allowing the ISAF to begin a counteroffensive to retake the continent.{{Ref|AC04-M09|[[Operation Bunker Shot (AC04)|Operation Bunker Shot]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
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In late February, Mobius 1 supported the ISAF's efforts to retake [[Istas Fortress]] and circumvent the Eruseans' defensive "Tango Line".{{Ref|AC04-M10|[[Tango Line]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} Then in mid-March, Mobius 1 was given a mission of utmost importance: escort [[Air Ixiom Flights 701 and 702|two civilian aircraft]] carrying the engineers responsible for Stonehenge back to ISAF territory. Mobius 1 shot down several hostile fighters, and the two airliners made it safely away from Erusean territory. Mobius 1's success in this mission was another turning point in the war: the intelligence provided by the defectors would be used later to eliminate Stonehenge.{{Ref|AC04-M11|[[Escort (AC04)|Escort]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
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On April 2, 2005, Mobius 1 and other ISAF aircraft approached the Stonehenge airspace. Mobius 1 dove beneath the railgun-fire and knocked out the facility's central ECM jamming system with his aircraft's machine gun. With the jamming offline, Mobius 1 proceeded to destroy the railgun cannons one-by-one. Just as the STN site was neutralized, [[Yellow Squadron]] arrived in the airspace and engaged Mobius 1 and the other ISAF fighters. In the ensuing dogfight, Mobius 1 shot down a [[Yellow 4|Yellow fighter]], forcing the remaining Erusean aces to retreat; ISAF's victory was absolute.{{Ref|AC04-M12|[[Stonehenge Offensive]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} Following the destruction of Stonehenge, talk of the "Ribbon" fighter's prowess began to spread among the uneasy Erusean forces, and Mobius 1 received praise from [[Yellow 13]], leader of Yellow Squadron.{{Ref|AC04-Int08|Interlude 08, ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
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====Ending the war====
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After the fall of Stonehenge, Mobius 1 was often deployed along the front lines and over hostile territory. Over the coming months, Mobius 1 would assist the safe return of a spy plane through [[Gnome Ravine]],{{Ref|AC04-M13|[[Safe Return]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} support ISAF's northern landing operations in [[Ice Creek]],{{Ref|AC04-M14|[[Breaking Arrows]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} and on July 10, deal a serious blow to the Eruseans by liberating [[San Salvacion (city)|San Salvacion]].{{Ref|AC04-M15|[[Emancipation]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} Mobius 1's victories propelled the ISAF ground forces forward and forced the Eruseans into full retreat.
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By mid-August, Erusea had established a final line of defense in the [[Whiskey Corridor]]. Mobius 1 and the other ISAF fighters provided close air support and helped the ground forces break through the Erusean line.{{Ref|AC04-M16|[[Whiskey Corridor (mission)|Whiskey Corridor]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} On September 19, 2005, exactly one year to day since his first assignment over Newfield Island, Mobius 1 entered the airspace over the Erusean capital, [[Farbanti]], and supported the ISAF's siege. Mobius 1 shot down the remaining Yellow Squadron pilots, including Yellow 13, and destroyed several [[V-22]] helicopters carrying the Erusean military's command personnel. Mobius 1's contributions would result in Erusea's unconditional surrender at 1200hrs that day.{{Ref|AC04-M17|[[Siege of Farbanti]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
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On September 26, one week after the war's official end, Mobius 1 led the recently expanded [[Mobius Squadron]] to destroy the [[Megalith (facility)|Megalith]] superweapon, which had been activated by a group of young Erusean officers. During the engagement, Mobius 1 shot down the [[Megalith defense squadron|defending Erusean fighters]] and destroyed Megalith's power generators. Mobius 1 then flew into the superweapon's central silo and destroyed the missile within it, setting off a chain reaction that destroyed the facility.{{Ref|AC04-M18|[[Megalith (mission)|Megalith]], ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}}
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===Postwar service===
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{{Main|Operation Katina}}
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In 2006, Mobius 1 returned to active duty to defeat the last of the Erusean extremists. The group, calling themselves "[[Free Erusea]]", launched an armed insurrection against ISAF observers and the interim Erusean government in protest of Erusea's disarmament. Mobius 1, aided once more by [[AWACS SkyEye|SkyEye]], was deployed to halt the rebels' combat operations and suppress the resistance.{{Refcall|AC5-AM}}
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===2014 Free Erusea attacks===
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In 2014, Mobius 1 operated under the [[IUN]]'s peacekeeping forces to fight against a resurgent Free Erusea. In his [[Operation Scramble|first operation]], Mobius 1 shot down a large bomber formation accompanied by escorts attempting to destroy the IUN's [[Fort Grays Island]] air base.<ref name="AC7-VR01"/> In the [[Operation Gator Panic|following operation]], Mobius 1 defended the IUN's air base in the [[Scofields Plateau]] from an air and ground assault.<ref name="AC7-VR02">{{Cite game|AC7|VR02}}</ref>
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The IUN later received intelligence that suggested a Free Erusean transport was going to carry a weapon of mass destruction over the [[Waiapolo Mountains]]. Mobius 1 sortied with his allies and found the transport, but it was unmanned. Free Erusean fighters [[Operation Sentry's Brunt|ambushed]] the IUN forces and Mobius 1 engaged them. After shooting down all the bandits, Free Erusea's [[Ghost Squadron]] engaged Mobius 1 but he shot them down as well.<ref name="AC7-VR03">{{Cite game|AC7|VR03}}</ref>
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==Appearances in other ''Ace Combat'' titles==
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The success of ''Ace Combat 04'' has led to Mobius 1 becoming one of the most iconic characters in the ''Ace Combat'' franchise. He has been featured as a non-canonical enemy ace in several bonus missions and is often referenced throughout the series:
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*Mobius 1 appears as the final boss of ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War|Ace Combat Zero]]''{{'}}s special stage, "[[The Gauntlet]]".
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**Mobius 1 will only appear on [[Difficulty|Ace]] difficulty and under the condition that the player shoots down [[Espada Team]] in under one minute.
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**The game files also contain a .vut file with the comment ''*<span style="line-height:19px;">Mebiusu 1_-_Megalith Alt</span>'', an allusion to the starting altitude of [[Megalith (mission)|Megalith]]: 6,666 feet.
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*In ''[[Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation|Ace Combat 6]]'', a pilot calls out to someone named "Mobius" in the background radio chatter during the [[Chandelier (mission)|Chandelier]] mission: the character is heard softly saying "''Mobius, back me up''".
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**Mobius 1 can also be fought in the [[Ace of Aces]] DLC mission "[[Heavy Command Cruiser (Ace of Aces)|Heavy Command Cruiser]]".
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*Mobius 1 appears as one of the "legacy" enemies in ''[[Ace Combat: Joint Assault]]''{{'}}s special mission "[[Ace of Aces (mission)|Ace of Aces]]"; he is the 70th aircraft the player must face. Although he initially flies slowly, he later adopts the aggressive flight patterns of the [[Varcolac Squadron]].
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*In line with ''[[Ace Combat Infinity]]''{{'}}s various references to ''AC04'', Mobius 1's nickname "The Grim Reaper" is adopted as the callsign of the player character, [[Reaper]]. Additionally, aircraft based on the ones he used, the [[F-22A -Mobius1-]] {{InfinityStars|4}} and the [[F-4E -Mobius1-]] {{InfinityStars|4}}, were included in the game.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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File:Mobius_1_plane.jpg
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Air craft carrier fort grace.jpg|Mobius 1 prepares for takeoff from the [[CV-04 Fort Grace|''Fort Grace'']]
File:1323px-AC4_F22_Mobius_One_official_artwork.jpg|Mobius One's [[F-22A Raptor]]
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Mobius 1 plane.jpg|Mobius 1 over [[Newfield Island]]
File:Ace_Combat_4_Shattered_Skies_6092_800_600.jpg|Mobius 1 heading into battle
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F-22A -MOBIUS- Flyby 4.jpg|Two [[F-22A Raptor]]s in Mobius 1's livery above [[Selumna Peaks]]
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CV-04 Fort Grace.jpg|Mobius 1, preparing to launch on his first known combat sortie
CV-04 Fort Grace.jpg|Mobius One launching for his first mission
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F-22A -MOBIUS- Flyby 2.jpg|[[F-22A -Mobius1-|F-22A -MOBIUS-]] DLC paint scheme in ''[[Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation|Ace Combat 6]]''
Mobius F-22.jpg|2 Raptors in Mobius One colors above Selumna Peaks
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Mobius_One ACZ.jpg|Mobius One F-22A DLC paint in AC6
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265360 158738067531785 100001867786660 362456 2535219 o.jpg|Mobius 1 downing an enemy [[Mirage 2000]]
Mobius 1 X-02.jpg|A mock-up of a X-02 Wyvern with Mobius 1's markings
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Mobius 1 Assault Horizon 4.jpg|Mobius 1's livery as it appears in ''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon]]''
314002_270288993001561_126506274046501_937744_805826273_n.jpg|Mobius One in Assault Horizon
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snap043.png|Mobius 1's paint scheme in ''Ace Combat: Joint Assault''
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FA-22A Mobius 1.png|Mobius 1's F-22A in ''Ace Combat 5''
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F-22A Soldier color hangar.png|Mobius 1's F-22A in ''Ace Combat Zero''
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RaptorMobius.png|Mobius 1's F-22A in ''Ace Combat 6''
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F-22A -Mobius1- AC7 Flyby.png|Mobius 1's paint scheme in ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''
snap088.jpg|ACX2 Mobius 1
 
snap048.png|Mobius 1 encountered in ACX2 Mission Sp2
 
snap043.png|Mobius 1 diving
 
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Mobius Squadron Emblem 1.jpg|Mobius Squadron Emblem
 
Mobius Squadron Emblem 2.jpg|Mobius Squadron Emblem
 
 
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==Trivia==
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*Mobius 1's livery can be found in most of the series' installments following ''Ace Combat 04'':
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**Mobius 1's livery is the SP paint of the [[Osean Air Defense Force|OADF]] F-22A in ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War|Ace Combat 5]]''; however, the engine nozzles lack their golden coloration.
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**''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War|Ace Combat Zero]]'': Mobius 1's livery is the "Soldier" paint scheme of the F-22A.
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**''[[Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation|Ace Combat 6]]'': Mobius 1's livery is a DLC color for the F-22A, dubbed the "[[F-22A -Mobius1-|F-22A -MOBIUS-]]", which achieves improved maneuverability by foregoing all armor.
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**''[[Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception]]'': Mobius 1's livery is the Special 2 paint scheme for the F-22A, which is unlocked by filling the aircraft's [[Kill Rate Gauge|Kill Bar]]. The paint scheme is also available for the [[FB-22 Strike Raptor|F/B-22 Concept]] as the Special 1 color, which is unlocked by shooting down the ace "ORCA" in [[Offline]].
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**''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon]]'': Mobius 1's callsign and livery are awarded to the player after being titled a "Hero" in online multiplayer (dealing the final blow to the enemy's HQ in [[Capital Conquest]]).
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**''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy]]'': Features a customization part called the "Mobius Loop".
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**Mobius 1's livery is available in ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]'' through the [[ADF-11F Raven Set]]. However, similarly to Mobius 1's livery in ''Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War'', the engine nozzles lack the golden coloration.
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"There's one thing I can say for certain. Heroes really do exist. We've just seen one, and now he's coming home."
AWACS SkyEye[1] following the destruction of Megalith

Mobius 1 (メビウス1 Mebiusu Wan) was an Independent State Allied Forces Air Force pilot and flight leader of the 118th Tactical Fighter Wing (Mobius Squadron); he is the player character of Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies. His signature aircraft is the F-22A Raptor.

Mobius 1 is renowned for almost single-handedly defeating Erusea during the Continental War and the rebellious Free Erusea forces across postwar Usea.[2][3]

In 2014, Mobius 1 continued fighting against Free Erusea as part of the IUN's peacekeeping forces.[4]

BiographyEdit

Before the warEdit

Mobius 1's life prior to the war as well as his nationality remain unknown. Although the first in-game appearance of Mobius 1 shows him taking off from the Fort Grace,[5] a Federation of Central Usea (FCU) aircraft carrier,[6] the ISAF is known to have shared aircraft and pilots among the nations within its coalition. The fact that he begins the game as an aircraft carrier pilot, however, could indicate that he was initially part of his country's naval aviation division rather than a ground-based air force pilot.

Furthermore, nothing is known of Mobius 1's identity, apart from his callsign and the nicknames he garnered during the continental war. He is most likely male, given that towards the end of Ace Combat 04, AWACS SkyEye repeatedly refers to Mobius 1 by the masculine "he" or "him".

Service with ISAFEdit

Late 2004Edit

For the majority of the Continental War, Mobius 1 was the only member of the ISAF's 118th Tactical Fighter Wing; whether this was by design or the result of losing squadron mates during Erusea's opening offensive remains unknown. On September 19, 2004, during his first assignment, Mobius 1 earned himself the title of "ace" by shooting down six Tu-95 Bear bombers and their fighter escorts over Newfield Island.[7] In the weeks that followed, Mobius 1 would be assigned to several strategic air strikes along the eastern coast of Usea: one to eliminate hostile bombers stationed at Rigley Air Base,[8] and another to assist ISAF's evacuation of the mainland by destroying Mount Shezna's radar stations.[9]

When the ISAF became aware of the Aegir Fleet's redeployment to Comberth Harbor, Mobius 1 became part of the effort to weaken and forestall the fleet's advance on the ISAF's GHQ at North Point. On November 7, Mobius 1 and other ISAF fighters intercepted a convoy of Erusean transport aircraft inbound to Comberth.[10]

More than a week later, on November 19, Mobius 1 and other ISAF pilots launched an early morning raid on Comberth's main fuel source, which successfully halted the Aegir Fleet's plans to invade North Point. During the raid on the oil facility, the infamous Erusean Yellow Squadron entered the airspace, forcing Mobius 1 and the other ISAF aircraft to hurriedly retreat from the area.[11]

On November 23, Mobius 1 contributed to the sinking of the Eruseans' "invincible" Aegir Fleet.[12] The victory was decisive, and emboldened ISAF command to strike an Erusean solar power generator plant in Faith Park. Despite encountering high velocity railgun-fire from Stonehenge, Mobius 1 skillfully navigated through Faith Park's narrow ravines and escaped the airspace.[13]

On December 31, 2004, Mobius 1 was sent to the Comona Islands to clear the airspace of hostile fighters, which were attempting to halt the ISAF's launch of a new reconnaissance satellite. During the engagement, Mobius 1 shot down an SR-71 Blackbird, an E-767, a KC-10A Extender, six B-2A Spirit bombers, and landed a hit on a Yellow Squadron fighter. Mobius 1's impressive performance ensured that the rocket launch proceeded smoothly, and the ISAF began final preparations for its mainland landing operations.[14]

ISAF counteroffensiveEdit

At the end of January 2005, Mobius 1 flew the stormy skies over Caranda, Halle, and Crowne Beaches during the ISAF's Operation Bunker Shot. Mobius 1 provided close air support for ISAF's amphibious landing forces, allowing the ISAF to begin a counteroffensive to retake the continent.[15]

In late February, Mobius 1 supported the ISAF's efforts to retake Istas Fortress and circumvent the Eruseans' defensive "Tango Line".[16] Then in mid-March, Mobius 1 was given a mission of utmost importance: escort two civilian aircraft carrying the engineers responsible for Stonehenge back to ISAF territory. Mobius 1 shot down several hostile fighters, and the two airliners made it safely away from Erusean territory. Mobius 1's success in this mission was another turning point in the war: the intelligence provided by the defectors would be used later to eliminate Stonehenge.[17]

On April 2, 2005, Mobius 1 and other ISAF aircraft approached the Stonehenge airspace. Mobius 1 dove beneath the railgun-fire and knocked out the facility's central ECM jamming system with his aircraft's machine gun. With the jamming offline, Mobius 1 proceeded to destroy the railgun cannons one-by-one. Just as the STN site was neutralized, Yellow Squadron arrived in the airspace and engaged Mobius 1 and the other ISAF fighters. In the ensuing dogfight, Mobius 1 shot down a Yellow fighter, forcing the remaining Erusean aces to retreat; ISAF's victory was absolute.[18] Following the destruction of Stonehenge, talk of the "Ribbon" fighter's prowess began to spread among the uneasy Erusean forces, and Mobius 1 received praise from Yellow 13, leader of Yellow Squadron.[19]

Ending the warEdit

After the fall of Stonehenge, Mobius 1 was often deployed along the front lines and over hostile territory. Over the coming months, Mobius 1 would assist the safe return of a spy plane through Gnome Ravine,[20] support ISAF's northern landing operations in Ice Creek,[21] and on July 10, deal a serious blow to the Eruseans by liberating San Salvacion.[22] Mobius 1's victories propelled the ISAF ground forces forward and forced the Eruseans into full retreat.

By mid-August, Erusea had established a final line of defense in the Whiskey Corridor. Mobius 1 and the other ISAF fighters provided close air support and helped the ground forces break through the Erusean line.[23] On September 19, 2005, exactly one year to day since his first assignment over Newfield Island, Mobius 1 entered the airspace over the Erusean capital, Farbanti, and supported the ISAF's siege. Mobius 1 shot down the remaining Yellow Squadron pilots, including Yellow 13, and destroyed several V-22 helicopters carrying the Erusean military's command personnel. Mobius 1's contributions would result in Erusea's unconditional surrender at 1200hrs that day.[24]

On September 26, one week after the war's official end, Mobius 1 led the recently expanded Mobius Squadron to destroy the Megalith superweapon, which had been activated by a group of young Erusean officers. During the engagement, Mobius 1 shot down the defending Erusean fighters and destroyed Megalith's power generators. Mobius 1 then flew into the superweapon's central silo and destroyed the missile within it, setting off a chain reaction that destroyed the facility.[25]

Postwar serviceEdit

In 2006, Mobius 1 returned to active duty to defeat the last of the Erusean extremists. The group, calling themselves "Free Erusea", launched an armed insurrection against ISAF observers and the interim Erusean government in protest of Erusea's disarmament. Mobius 1, aided once more by SkyEye, was deployed to halt the rebels' combat operations and suppress the resistance.[3]

2014 Free Erusea attacksEdit

In 2014, Mobius 1 operated under the IUN's peacekeeping forces to fight against a resurgent Free Erusea. In his first operation, Mobius 1 shot down a large bomber formation accompanied by escorts attempting to destroy the IUN's Fort Grays Island air base.[4] In the following operation, Mobius 1 defended the IUN's air base in the Scofields Plateau from an air and ground assault.[26]

The IUN later received intelligence that suggested a Free Erusean transport was going to carry a weapon of mass destruction over the Waiapolo Mountains. Mobius 1 sortied with his allies and found the transport, but it was unmanned. Free Erusean fighters ambushed the IUN forces and Mobius 1 engaged them. After shooting down all the bandits, Free Erusea's Ghost Squadron engaged Mobius 1 but he shot them down as well.[27]

Appearances in other Ace Combat titlesEdit

The success of Ace Combat 04 has led to Mobius 1 becoming one of the most iconic characters in the Ace Combat franchise. He has been featured as a non-canonical enemy ace in several bonus missions and is often referenced throughout the series:

  • Mobius 1 appears as the final boss of Ace Combat Zero's special stage, "The Gauntlet".
    • Mobius 1 will only appear on Ace difficulty and under the condition that the player shoots down Espada Team in under one minute.
    • The game files also contain a .vut file with the comment *Mebiusu 1_-_Megalith Alt, an allusion to the starting altitude of Megalith: 6,666 feet.
  • In Ace Combat 6, a pilot calls out to someone named "Mobius" in the background radio chatter during the Chandelier mission: the character is heard softly saying "Mobius, back me up".
  • Mobius 1 appears as one of the "legacy" enemies in Ace Combat: Joint Assault's special mission "Ace of Aces"; he is the 70th aircraft the player must face. Although he initially flies slowly, he later adopts the aggressive flight patterns of the Varcolac Squadron.
  • In line with Ace Combat Infinity's various references to AC04, Mobius 1's nickname "The Grim Reaper" is adopted as the callsign of the player character, Reaper. Additionally, aircraft based on the ones he used, the F-22A -Mobius1- 4 Star Aircraft and the F-4E -Mobius1- 4 Star Aircraft, were included in the game.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Mobius 1's livery can be found in most of the series' installments following Ace Combat 04:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Aces At War: A History, page 137. Published 2011.
  2. Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Arcade Mode, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  4. 4.0 4.1 VR Mission 01, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  5. Cutscene prior to Sitting Duck, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  6. "Overseas Troops To Return Home Temporarily", Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  7. Sitting Duck, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  8. Imminent Threat, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  9. The Northern Eye, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  10. Blockade, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  11. Lifeline, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  12. Invincible Fleet, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  13. Deep Strike, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  14. Shattered Skies, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  15. Operation Bunker Shot, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  16. Tango Line, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  17. Escort, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  18. Stonehenge Offensive, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  19. Interlude 08, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  20. Safe Return, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  21. Breaking Arrows, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  22. Emancipation, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  23. Whiskey Corridor, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  24. Siege of Farbanti, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  25. Megalith, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  26. VR Mission 02, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  27. VR Mission 03, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
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