Basiv Vandevel
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Died 2199
Intergalactic space outside the Large Magellanic Cloud
Species Garmillas
Allegiance Great Garmillas Empire
Rank Brigadier General
Commands held Sehrgut II
Portrayed by Hiroki Tasaka (2013-2014)
This article describes the character Basiv Vandevel as depicted in Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark. For his counterpart in the original Space Battleship Yamato, see Vandevel (OS).

Brigadier General Basiv Vandevel is an officer in the service of the Great Garmillas Empire and captain of Sehrgut II, the one-time flagship of the powerful military inspector general Herm Zoellik.

Vandevel earned a measure of trust from Marshal Zoellik in his position as flagship commander. Upon receiving word of the conviction and death sentence of one of Zoellik's presumed political foes, Zoellik shared the news with Vandevel, who congratulated him enthusiastically ("Out of the Forest of Memory"). However, Vandevel was not privy to the inspector general's plot to seize control of the empire. Vandevel stood behind Zoellik as he addressed a massive naval review at the planet Balun, but was stunned by Zoellik's announcement that Leader Abelt Dessler had been killed. As Zoellik made his claim to the empty imperial throne, Dessler emerged from hiding and implicated him as a traitor, and Vandevel did not interfere as another officer, General Gremdt Goer, executed Zoellik on the spot ("Over the Black Light").

On the long journey home across intergalactic space following a brief battle with an alien battleship, Vandevel remained in command of Sehrgut II and a number of smaller Garmillas ships. During a quiet moment, he shared his thoughts on Dessler and the empire's political situation with his first officer, Meiser Drum, but was interrupted by a surprise attack from Gatlantis forces. Vandevel was helpless to fight back, and abandoned ship a moment before his super dreadnought was destroyed. As he attempted to flee, one final volley from the Gatlantis attackers killed him and his surviving subordinates (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark).

Japanese language informationEdit

バシブ・バンデベル Bashibu Bandeberu