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Josset Danbellecoux is a character that appears in Muv-Luv Unlimited The Day After and the side story Last Divers. The daughter of a high ranking French diplomat, her name is well known in the international community. Josset was a member of the UN Orbital Diver Corps prior to The Day and subsequently became trapped in space after Operation Babylon commenced. She was joined by her wingmate and close friend, Ellen Aice.
Josset is first seen in the side story where she and Ellen Aice are orbiting high above a warped Earth in a damaged HSST. With them is the lone operator of the craft, Rina Tervo (aka Mother Goose 1), who has kept them up-to-date on the situation of the planet below. Rather than die a slow death of asphyxiation, the three decide it is best to launch the Re-entry Shell containing the pilots and their TSFs back down to the surface. Two weeks after Babylon, the pilots prepare to drop into the "hell" Rina describes the Earth has become.
At first, there are no problems as the two successfully detach from the HSST and begin their descent. Unfortunately, upon entering the atmosphere, Josset's shell malfunctions and refuses to break apart. With her TSF trapped inside, she would die on impact. Ellen comes to her aid by dangerously maneuvering her own TSF close to the shell and breaking it apart with her Assault Cannon. Josset is freed, but the fragments collide with Ellen and prevent her from stabilizing her own descent.
Faced with certain death, Ellen pleads with Josset to take her name for her own safety. From the reports they received in space, French rebels had assassinated Josset's father, a politician in Quebec, after seizing control of the province. With tensions high between the US and Canada, there was too much risk in her trying to claim refuge in either country with her identity.
After landing, Josset locates and approaches Ellen's crash site. On foot, she stands over the wreckage and vows to her friend to live on for her and Rina, taking on the name of Ellen Aice. With her combat knife, Josset cuts her hair to resemble her new identity.
The Day After Edit
For Josset's appearances in Muv-Luv Unlimited The Day After, see Ellen Aice. Due to the turbulent political situation between the US/Japan and France/Canada alliances, Josset has not told anyone of her real identity.