Josep Maria Roca Peña 26 (in M2: Yusepy Maray Aġrokak Peñad Koñaṭ 26), commonly known as Josep Maria 26, is the character of major importance in the Expanded Universe of Planetes. He is a teremedosian. He was born on July 26th, 1995 in Barcelona, Catalonia, the Earth.
In 1999, when he was 4, left Earth with the Ball 04 to Gobola with other human children and Ralja (gobolian), but the bursiferians captured and closed them in Tekoda Center. When he was 6 founded the Federation Starfleet between human, gobolians and ifnilians. Two months later he escaped and destroyed Tekoda, and they return to the past to cover his absence. This is showed in Planetes (first series), the first part of Planetes Mata 2 and the first two seasons of Planets 3rd (first part).
Adolescence and the Federation Starfleet
No more is known of him until 2007, when he was 12, when he appeared with three new characters: İhi Kadse, his brother 0 and the little Pumiky. Talos system is join to the FEF, and FEF make more ships: FEF 07 and FEF Dortox 00, recover the lost ship FEF 05 and in the end only stay on Earth, İhi, 0 and Pumiky. This is seen in seasons 1-4 of SerieStar4.
Virtual worlds and XANA
Once formed the crew, they had many adventures: first, creating a virtual world in the Digital Sea (Internet). They have adventures in this world, they destroy it, they create another virtual world and have to fight three times against XANA. This is seen in seasons 3-8 of Planetes 3rd. Throughout these were added to the crew of the FEF 07 new friends: a copy of a girl named Carla (then marries with 0), Rutitto (temporary), a copy of a girl named Marta, a girl named Julia (temporary), a rejuvenated woman named Lee, who returns to Earth after leaving his daughter, Ann (who becomes Pumiky's girlfriend), and a girl of limbo called Винкс-Melins, lost in Winx Club (limbo) and then they decide to search the Winx from Earth (mission paralysed later). Carol Gоnzálеz from the mirror universe is also taken, but then it turns out that she's a traitor.
Then there appears a girl from mirror universe, the Over-Intendent Selena Gomez, who hijacked ship 07 with Carol and she wishes to use it as a weapon of a war in her world. Josep Maria 15 found the same Over-Intendent with fewer years and sees an opportunity: if he erases her memory Selena won't grow and never will exist the Over-Intendent or her entire war that nearly ended with all teremedosians in the mirror universe.
Things are complicated when the Sulibans try to change history: on April 4th, 2011, a Suliban starts a relationship with Kimberly, and as the story that told Ɛ, she never would have boyfriend. In the end, Kimberly breaks off with Paul Archer, the Suliban who pretends to be human, because Kimberly discovered that he's an alien. Then she decided to join to the FEF, she discovers that she has a sister in the future called Newecy and a daughter from another timeline called İrene. Newecy stays with her sister, and later she decides to study in Teremedó. Now it seems that the timeline is changed, and the third series of Planetes ends with a mix of timelines and ends in another in which is told in SerieStar4, Ɛ from XXXI century and Miral Paris from XXV century have said that is correct.
The war of the energy of the universe
In this new timeline, Josep Maria began to study in a school that in the original timeline never was. In his first year, in his class there was a girl called Erika, who in reality is an unknown alien disguised as human that attempts to destroy the Teremedosians. They captured her for examination in the FEF 07. Shortly after, in the summer of 2012, the 07 is absorbed by a fracture in the subspace that leads to the year 2412 and into the original timeline. There they find a ship called USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-F), and an Enterprise crewman, Ensign Miral Paris, had been studying the secret Federation Starfleet of XXI century. There they discover their future in the original timeline, and they also discover that Erika reincarnated in a 12 year old girl, Annika Caetano, wants to destroy the universe as we know it and create a universe under her control. With the unexpected help of Erika, attain to detain Annika Caetano because Erika does that his version of the future go into a vortex and she ceases to exist. And also with the help of Erika, go back to his century and to his timeline. This is shown in the film Planetes III: Between Two Time.
In the year 2013, Josep Maria 18 and the crew of the spaceship FEF 07 discover that the species of Erika in reality is a very important species for the universe, since they have created all the energy that exists. But some unknown entities have exterminated all her species, leaving only two girls: Erika and another girl, named Velika (Велика). This last girl is somewhere at the southeast of Europe, but Josep Maria 18 only saw her by chance in an excursion that he did with his father, and the FEF lost her trace. The entities that want to destroy Erika and Velika (Велика) to exterminate the species are unknown, but Josep Maria 18 discovers that a life form that it wouldn't have exist is the one who can exterminate the species. This life form is the Golden Creation, that at present take form of a girl of his age and that goes to his church, named Kirannis. But she doesn't know anything of her powers, and there are some entities behind her that are those who handle it everything.
The FEF wants to be neutral to this clash, but they will be forced to collaborate when there isn't another remedy. Besides, the entities that they are controlling Golden Creation can do perception filters, that are people or elements that in reality don't exist but everybody sees them and thinks that they're real. The unknown entities use these filters to deceive FEF officials, and especially Josep Maria 18. Then they decide to join with more people: the McClain sisters (China, Lauryn and Sierra), and a friend of Josep Maria 18's church: Lorena. Besides, Lina, Rutitto and Maray go back to help his ancient friends. Also they discover that another friend of Josep Maria 18's church, Melvin, has a granddaughter that she will be a time traveller more important that Dany. İhi creates new inventions to be able to understand this war and resolve all the enigmas. But Erika doesn't know that Velika (Велика) is alive and thinks that she is the last, and doesn't want to believe what Josep Maria 18 is saying. Later, when the ship FEF 09 is inaugurated in 2015, 0 became captain of the ship FEF 07 together with Carla as Commander and First Officer, and the rest of the crew moved to the new ship FEF 09. 0, in addition to Carla (and Franny), has Ruttito and Maray also in the ship 07 serving under his orders as part of the ship's new crew. All this is shown in the film Planetes IV: The Energy of the Universe.
Life without İhi
In the film Planetes V: Your name on Earth, İhi finishes her relation with his boyfriend, because she loses her memory about the FEF and remains on Earth like a normal girl. Then Josep Maria 20 wants something more with Lauryn. And during this film, Josep Maria 20 is in love with Alexandra and later with Sandra López.
For some time 20 was seeing Andrea at his university, but he saw that something wasn't quite right. 20 always suspected that this Andrea was the regent from the mirror universe and her counterpart is imprisoned by the regent at some unknown place. Ann discovers that the Regent, who everybody believed that she had died with her helicopter, somehow managed escape alive and is now making her double's life on Earth from the prime universe, to get information about 20 and FEF, and she's also possibly working in the group of the Golden Creation and Yusma, and she could be one of the girls of Yusma. Later, Teremedó reports that Selena from Mirror Universe who was prisoner in Bàrcinon, was killed by Andrea because she thought Selena was a threat for her plans. Meanwhile, Andrea told 20 that a girl from the old school where 20 and Prime Universe's Andrea studied, named Marina, also studies at 20's university, but he can't ﬁnd her anywhere. It could be a lie by Andrea to make 20 go find Marina and no longer worry about what she does. Later it is discovered that she is a perception filter, and Marina never existed. Then 20 discovers that Lina and all his companions who were with him in Tekoda lost their memory, as Lauryn, China and Kimberly. 20 thinks his teammates will also cease to exist, but Andrea says that what Erika said about the memory loss is false, and says she no longer belongs to the collection of Yusma's girls. The officers of ship 09 have lost Lina as commander and ﬁrst officer, and therefore 20 decides to promote Pumiky to commander and ﬁrst officer of 09. A few months later, Ann discovers that the terrorist attacks on Earth are organised by the regent Andrea, and all these terrorist attacks also happen on the FEF planets or in other planets that help the FEF. But there aren't attacks on Teremedó, and the motive is unknown. 21 already knew, and says that the planet Teremedó is unstable, and says he doesn't know how long the FEF will last.
On October 16th, 2016, 21 manages to kiss Sandra López, since a future version of 21 under the name of “Robert” used his hypnotic powers on Sandra to make her and 21 kiss. Also, 21 and Sandra make several mind melds in this film. Robert has a different appearance because, after killing Annika Caetano, he absorbed her regeneration powers and regenerated. At the end of the film, the ship FEF 09 has a new Warp drive which have been installed in Teremedó, but when they activate this Warp drive, the ship disappears and goes to another dimension with Pumiky and Ann, which results that it's the original timeline in a future period. Josep Maria 21 knew it because he felt it when he was with Robert, but he ends up doing nothing because he must let things happen as they must happen, or he could change the original timeline too. And Josep Maria 21 seems that he's changing, and they don't know if all of this is influenced by Golden Creation.
Federation Starfleeťs fall
In the film Planetes VI: Alone in an Ordinary World, the ship FEF 09 has disappeared. Later, Vulcan, Gobola and all the Talos system are destroyed by the new enemy of the film, which has teamed up with Andrea and manage to overthrow the Federation Starfleet. Without the FEF, Josep Maria 22/23 only has as support the ship FEF 07 under the command of Captain 0, twin brother of the former admiral of the Earth. But without the protection of friends who they had, former Federation Starfleet officers are in a dead end, and and they have to prevent Andrea and her new partner from activating a machine that will destroy Teremedó. Also, enemies will ally with the Teremedosian enemy of Josep Maria 22/23, Alxy Frankz, who will help Andrea even though his own planet will be destroyed.
In the year 2018, 23, 0 and Carla, the last remaining officers of the old Federation Starfleet, begin a mission on Mirror Universe's Earth to find Prime Universe's Andrea. Panda helps them, however this attack is long and dangerous, and although the officers of the ship 07 manage to rescue Andrea, they have to pay a rather expensive price. Prime Universe's Andrea was kidnapped in a Terran prison controlled by Andrea, and when they save her, she stays in the ship 07 knowing everything and helps 23 and his allies, but without having an officer rank. But Carla is killed by Regent Andrea during the rescue mission, and Franny is very affected by the death of his mother and won't recover until he'll forget his parents a year later. Prime Universe's Andrea remembers everything until the officers of the ship 07 make the definitive mission to defeat Regent Andrea which has an even higher cost. In the spring of 2019, Mirror Universe's Andrea is defeated and dies, and Prime Universe's Andrea replaces her without remembering anything and living the life that her double did.
Panda and looking for a girl
In the film Planetes VII: The End of a Future, in the summer of 2019, 23 is taking a trip with his parents, while 0 decides to take Sandra aboard ship 07 to make him a surprise as a birthday gift. But Andrea knew that this would happen, since Alxy Frankz from the future had told her. Andrea was dead, but she had prepared a trap, one last action Andrea ran before she was defeated… The ship 07, while carrying Sandra on board, loses control and height and crashes on Earth, causing a hole in a part of the Iberian Peninsula. Josep Maria 23 makes a return to the past to undo all the disaster on Earth, but he can't save his brother 0 and Sandra López. But Panda changes the history and avoids these events, so the ship 07 isn't destroyed and neither 0 nor Sandra die. Panda informs the officers of the ship 07 that he has changed the timeline, so different things will happen.
When the coronavirus problem starts, Panda explains that this virus that caused a worldwide pandemic is the work of a new enemy that has the help of people from the future: some girls who seem normal but they aren't, they're actually synthetic creatures (ginoids) created four centuries in the future on a planet named Coppelius, they're spread across the 21st century Earth and they created it. In March 2020, one of them makes a mind meld with 24 on purpose to put something in his head that causes him an exaggerated attraction and a link with her much stronger than the link that can be created with a Teremedosian mind meld, since not even 24, who is Teremedosian, can control it. Their allies programmed them to control their enemy, and think that in this way they can have 24 and those who help him under their control.
At the end of this film, in May 2020, 24 tells Panda to come to 07 and asks him if he still remembers Meŀlina after 70 years. Surprisingly, Panda says that he had found Meŀlina's coordinates in the alternate timeline of the “Winx Club” series where she has gone and gives them to 24 and 0, and they materialise her. For the officers of the ship 07, 9 years have passed since she got lost, but for her only two have passed. Meŀlina uses the age machine to have the same age as her double which is replacing her on Earth, since Meŀlina was lost when she was 12 and hadn't grown. Now, as a 21-year-old girl, Meŀlina wants to see her parents, but 24 tells her that nobody knows she was lost, so she can't return to Earth, but she can live on the ship 07 until they fix everything. Then Meŀlina decides to stay at 07 serving the Federation Starfleet as Ensign, even though the Federation Starfleet no longer exists, but she'll help them.
In the film Planetes VIII: I'll Redo Your Life, the friendship between Meŀlina and 25 little by little is growing and it seems that they both fall in love with each other… One day, a portal opens to the past and a version from year 2009 of Fran, Carla's old boyfriend, comes out. Then the timeline changes, but 25 still has the memories of the original timeline thanks to Ɛ's immunisation. In this alternative timeline, after Fran's disappearance, 25 broke up with İhi to date Carla, and İhi and 0 started a relationship: couples are exchanged. XANA wasn't defeated, and now it's much stronger: it destroyed a lot of cities in the world, seventy percent of the population of the Earth has died, and the rest lives under XANA's orders. İhi was also killed by XANA, and there's no planet left in the Federation Starfleet, not even Teremedó since XANA destroyed Mars. They made another ship, the 09, and Pumiky and Ann lived there. But XANA captured the ship and killed its crew. With the 09, he managed to destroy the cities and take control of the Earth. Now 25 and Carla are about to get married and expect a son… But they decide to restore history, since they consider that the original timeline is better. Finally they manage to correct the history, but Carla travels to the past together with Fran…
On November 0th, 2020, Meŀlina and 25 begin a relationship. Later, 0 explains to 25 that Meŀlina must return to the limbo, since when she materialised, her body wasn't complete. 25 and Meŀlina go to the universe of the Winx with Panda's help, and after a mission and using a program created by Panda, Meŀlina manages to be whole again. In April 2021, 25 goes to Teremedó and on the streets, he finds Carla from the alternative timeline where they were dating together! She's now 37 years old. 25 gets very happy, but Carla reveals to him that she's now the couple of Alxy Frankz's old version, and that the two of them have been preventing 25 from having new relationships with girls for more than five years. 25 explains everything to 0 and Panda, and they decide to be ready.
The relationship between Meŀlina and 25 lasts until May 2021, when Panda informs 25 and 0 that the polymorphic spectre with Meŀlina's form that they had left on Earth will be deactivated within a week, so Meŀlina has to return home. However, Meŀlina is a famous rар singer on Earth, but she doesn't know how to sing rар nor is she aggressive like her clone. Panda found a way to replace the spectre with the real Meŀlina, but if he does it, Meŀlina will lose all memories about 25 and his friends and will only remember what the spectre has lived. They decide to find another way, when suddenly Meŀlina disappears, and the Panda's TARDIS closes. When the TARDIS opens again, inside they find Meŀlina's body dead on the floor. There's a note from Alxy Frankz and Carla (an evil version of her from an alternative timeline) where they say that with the use of a program which Panda made, they have left on Earth a human version of Meŀlina with only the memories of the clone, and they have had to extract real Meŀlina's life to give life to the new body created by them. That is to say, Meŀlina's relationship with 25 is over.
Facing Alxy Frankz
It's discovered that Alxy Frankz and Carla's alternative version have been preventing Josep Maria from having new relationships with girls after breaking up with İhi, but they didn't prevent him from getting to do a mind meld with his teacher of Serbian, Ѕаrа Аndrејеvіć. One day a girl in the form of Paula Kid-in appears, but she says that her name's 'Millie Granados'. 26 reveals that this can't be, because he has invented this name to refer to Paula Kid-In. A girl named Aylín also appears, but this name is also false. Then 0 discovers that these girls come from the limbo, exactly from 26's imagination. 0 finds a way to send them back to their world, but both Millie and Aylín kiss 26 before leaving. 0 goes to the supercomputer located in 26's former school and discovers that Alxy Frankz and Carla replaced the mermaid Alexandra and all her perception filters with real people, extracting the lives of random people. So Alexandra is no longer a mermaid nor is there any risk that she'll die if somebody tells her about mermaids. In addition, they made Alexandra come to the real world and change the lives of members of the evangelical church so much. 0 tells 26 that he thinks that the two imaginary girls kissed him to get information from him while he was distracted. And in a transport sphere of the mirror universe, Alxy Frankz confirms 0's suspicions: they'll use the information obtained with the kiss to attack Teremedó.
In 2020, 26 was fooled by his teacher of Serbian language, Ѕаrа Аndrејеvіć, who seduced him, made him fall in love with her and promised for half a year that she'd perform another mind meld on him, but when they were only a month away from his birthday she told him to fuck off. So he started suffering and wanted revenge. Later during the eighth film of Planetes, as a Christmas present for his brother, 0 creates a synth like Мírіаm who later replaces the original one without anybody knowing and this new synth, completely devoted to 26, turned on Alxy Frankz; so 26 no longer needs Sara and ends up forgetting her, since also during late 2020 and 2021 he manages to perform mind melds on girls more important to him like Alexandra, Lоrеnа Сuеvаѕ, Mila and a lot of new girls more. However, 26 is very happy with his brother's present, while the original synth is found deactivated at the bottom of the Mediterranean sea. So after seeing that his previous plan with the synths didn't work, Alxy Frankz elaborates a new plan against 26: his objective is now to make Саrоl, one of the first girls who mind-melded 26, work for him in a stratagem against her friend…
At the end of the eighth film, Panda comes to the 07 to do the final mission against Alxy Frankz, since they want to destroy Teremedó: while Carla tries to seduce 26 to distract them, Alxy Frankz prepares the weapon. However, Panda manages to stop him and kill him by cutting him with the TARDIS. Seeing Alxy Frankz's death, Carla destroys the TARDIS and kills Panda with a special weapon that prevents him from regenerating, therefore he'll die forever. When Carla prepares to kill 26, 0 kills her without knowing that the phaser was programmed to kill. 0 is sad because he has killed an alternative version of his own wife, and therefore 26 will try to help his brother to be happy… 26 talks to Carla from Earth explaining everything about them, and gets her to fall in love with 0 and marry him. 0 has a couple again and Franny has a mother again. But at the beginning of the film Planetes IX: I Want to Forget You but I Can't, it's discovered that all the last events of the previous film are a simulation in a holodeck of Pulá, in Bàrcinon, really the ship FEF 07 with 0 and Franny are in this holodeck believing that they live a new life with Carla from Earth. 27 can't enter, since if he enters, 0 will discover the deception. Therefore, 27 can't see his brother or his nephew again.
The last mission with the TARDIS
Shortly after Josep Maria has turned 27, the TARDIS appears on a street near his home. Panda tells 27 to come with him to make a trip, and reveals that he's a version before his death. That's to say, for him Alxy Frankz's attack to Teremedó where Alxy Frankz and Panda die hasn't yet happened, so he asks 27 not to tell him anything more about his own future. Within the TARDIS 27 meets Alara, a Xelayan girl who has been travelling with Panda for four years together. Panda says that they'll go to Xelaya, Alara's home planet. But Alara is from the 25th century, and Panda takes the TARDIS to Xelaya from the 21st century (without changing the era), so Alara sees what her own planet was like four centuries earlier. When they arrive on Xelaya, Panda explains that this planet is very big and has a very high gravity, so Alara has an impressive superhuman strength. 27 uses the virtualisation to move around the planet, while Panda uses a special suit so as not to be crushed by gravity, but he has limited time and movements with this suit. Therefore, they must split up. He'll stay in the TARDIS while 27 and Alara will explore the planet and its society in the 21st century. But suddenly, they're arrested by local policemen, who see that 27 isn't Xelayan. 27 uses his virtual powers to escape with Alara, and they return to the TARDIS.
Inside the TARDIS, Panda proposes Alara to make a strong mind meld with 27, since there exists a myth: a very strong mind meld can give off a spectacular energy. 27 and Alara decide to make the strong mind meld and, while sharing a unique experience, an energy similar to that of a regeneration emerges from them. While they're returning to Earth, Panda explains that before travelling with Alara, he had travelled for five months with a version of the year 2032 of Marta, the daughter of a cousin of 27. When she returned home, only a few minutes had passed for her, and her family didn't notice it. But this will happen in the future when she'll be 19 years old, now she's 9. The TARDIS arrives on Earth, and 27 says goodbye to Panda and Alara, and returns home. So that his parents don't realise that he wasn't at home, he enters the station of the Teremedosian trains named STK and uses a teleporter from this station that takes him to the bed of his house. His parents notice nothing. The next day, at home, 27 remembers the strong mind meld and begins to fall in love with the Xelayan girl he has met, while in the TARDIS, Alara tells Panda that she wants to go home, she'd like to return to her time and be with her friends and her family again. Panda accepts and takes the TARDIS to 25th century Xelaya, and in Alara's room, she begins to remember the strong mind meld with 27 and says: "I think that I've fallen in love, but as always, I'm never lucky in love, since this is an impossible love…".
Into the future
At the end of the year 2022, the spaceship FEF 07 is absorbed by a vortex that leads to the limbo, and the officers of the 'Pulá' facilities don't know if 0 and Franny are alive or dead. In February 2023, a bird-shaped alien in a special suit appears in the sky and begins to attack, but they manage to kill him, since "he has never found the Teremedosians". In April 2023, the officers of the 'Pulá' facilities tell 27 to come to Bàrcinon because they analysed the alien's suit and believe that this alien came from the future or from another universe, since it seems that the suit is capable of travelling in five dimensions: apart from the three known, this suit allows to travel in time and in the multiverse. They separated the component that allows interdimensional travel and created another suit with human form, and now they've got a suit with which 27 could go to the place where his brother and his nephew are. 27 gets very happy, but says that before using the suit, he must be prepared. However, the officers say that the suit will only be active for two more hours, and then it'll be deactivated. In addition, it's for single use only. However, 27 refuses the opportunity to go to the limbo and save them, because he says that they're part of his past and prefers to go looking for Alara in the 25th century, therefore he'll never see his brother or his nephew any more. He also says he's aware that if he doesn't do this, his future and the future of the entire Earth will go to shit. That's to say, 27 will try to forget them and think only about Alara.
After several preparations, 27 is sent forward in time until the year 2422, in the same timeline. 27 appears in a futuristic Barcelona and tries to find a way to travel to Xelaya and meet again his beloved, but he ends up arrested because the Planetary Union's police detect that he doesn't belong to this place. After trying to convince everybody that he's a crucial piece in the history of the Earth, he's brought before the Planetary Union Council to expose the matter. Then it's discovered that there's a temporal paradox they're all involved in, because according to history, in 2068 a half-human and half-Xelayan hybrid named Solana Roca López will succeed in contacting her mother's home planet by calling a ship from this planet to come to Earth and leading to humanity's first official contact with an alien race. However, it's stated that this hybrid was on Earth due to the fact that at the beginning of the 21st century a Xelayan ship was wrecked in Catalonia, its alien crew mixed with humans without almost anybody knowing anything, some Xelayans mated with humans and had children, and finally Solana wanted both species to get to know each other officially, working for years to create a transmitter to send a message to her mother's home planet, since she knew Xelaya's exact location. But 27 knows this isn't true because he's Catalan, he comes from 2023 and no alien ship came to his city, but he tells everybody in the Planetary Union Council that he knows what really happened: he fell in love with Alara after a time traveller named Panda introduced her to him in a trip with his time machine named TARDIS, she fell in love with him too, but since they're almost four centuries away, they couldn't see each other again. However, he's here ready to see her and ask her to come with him to the past and live a couple life with him in his time. If they do so, Elisenda and Solana will be born, and Solana will lead to humanity's first contact with the Xelayan people thanks to her knowledge about the location of an inhabited planet holding intelligent life. But if neither he nor Alara return to the 21st century, history will change and the Union will disappear. That's confirmed when 27 says that his name's Josep Maria Roca, having the same first surname, and also when they look at the records they see that Solana's mother looks exactly like Alara but older. Therefore, a Union starship takes 27 to Xelaya, and gives him a special suit which prevents him from being crushed by Xelaya's higher gravity.
When 27 arrives at her home, Alara gets very happy to see him again. She tells her parents that he's the boy she told them so much about, making it clear that she fell also in love with him. They go to the Union shuttle which landed on the planet to speak freely, because inside this shuttle they're in Earth gravity so 27 can take off his special suit. Just as 27 took off the suit, Alara kisses him. After their first kiss, they confess their growing feelings to each other, and 27 explains to Alara everything about the temporal paradox regarding them, but tells Alara that she agrees to give up everything she knows in her century and live a totally new life in an unknown world, because she'll be with the boy she's in love with. She also says that until now she has never been lucky in love, but now she's sure she has found her better half. Alara wants to spend the rest of her life with him although they barely know each other, but she knows almost everything about him after their strong mind meld and that's why she's willing to make this huge decision, taking into account also that the history of the Planetary Union is in jeopardy if she doesn't. Alara's sister, named also Solana, isn't home, so she can't say goodbye to her. But she says goodbye to her parents and leaves Xelaya with his new boyfriend.
In space, when the problem of how to travel to the past appears, 27 says he knows a planet named "Gateway" with a being that facilitates time travelling. But when 27 gives the coordinates of the planet, the captain of the ship says that this planet is in an area they can't go to, because it's in Calivon space and their territory is considered by the Union as forbidden space and everybody on the ship could die. But 27 says that if they don't go back to the past, everybody in the universe could change or even cease to exist, so maybe the whole humanity could disappear. Alara proposes to take a shuttle with him and risk entering into Calivon space to the planet Gateway using the cloaking device, and to do it quickly before any Calivon ship see them. They do so, although they'll be fully alone inside Calivon space. During the trip to the border with Calivon, 27 and Alara have sex for the first time. They leave the Union starship in a shuttle and head towards the planet Gateway, but when they arrive, a Calivon ship sees them. 27 quickly contacts the Guardian of Forever, the Calivon ship shoots at them, but 27 causes their shuttle to pass through the Guardian of Forever and the Calivons believe that the shuttle has crashed.
The shuttle appears in the year 2023, but a month after the day 27 left. They take the shuttle to Earth, go down to his house in Barcelona and 27 surprises his parents by waving from the invisible shuttle floating at the height of his balcony, but 27 tells them to wait. They land their shuttle on a family farm in Ayllón, his mother's village, and 27 and Alara take the STK trains to go to Barcelona. When they arrive in Barcelona, his parents are surprised to see Alara, but 27 decides to tell them the whole truth about the things that until now everybody would've considered paranormal. Alara is granted to stay and live in 27's home with him and his parents, and she's very happy because at the end her bad luck in love has disappeared. 27 hacks into the civil registration and makes a false identity for Alara under the name of 'Alara López', to prevent Alxy Frankz's curse on Josep Maria to be applied to her. And they'll use the 25th century technology of the Planetary Union shuttle to their advantage, because Alara doesn't understand money and the rules of 21st century Earth. But Alara must hide as much of the time as possible, because her physical appearance is slightly different from humans' and somebody might realise that she doesn't come from Earth. So from now on, 27 will also live with Alara.
Josep Maria's teacher of Serbian, Ѕаrа Аndrејеvіć, broke up with her boyfriend named Оѕсаr Lуоnѕ, a Time Lord older than Panda and the fifth of the Time Lords (the fourth pretends to be born in 2032 and was the one who sent Solana, Josep Maria's daughter, back in time to Josep Maria's youth period in which he hadn't yet met Alara), because Оѕсаr told her that he posed as an Englishman but he's actually an alien time traveller and his cover was exposed, so he had to travel to another time period and that's why they had to end their relationship so abruptly, since they won't be able to see each other again. Some months after Alara's arrival to the 21st century, one day, Ѕаrа comes to 28's house to see each other again, since they hadn't seen each other since she found out about his crush on her and then they thought it was better not to see each other. Since 28 was in love with Ѕаrа and she knew it, and also they mind-melded once, she kisses 28 without being aware that 28 is now dating Alara and that she's living in 28's house. 28 doesn't interrupt the kiss because it's the first one he has shared with her and it was unexpected for him. Alara comes and catches them kissing, so at that moment 28 does back off and tells Alara that Ѕаrа's kiss was a mistake, that he's now in love with Alara and although he liked Ѕаrа before, if he must choose he'd always choose Alara, because he knows that the girl who will make him happiest it's just Alara, and there's no other girl he'd feel better with. Alara understands, 28 apologises to Ѕаrа and the Serbian girl leaves his house crying. Shortly after, 28 discovers that Ѕаrа has gone back to Serbia forever after the love disappointment, although 28 already has Alara. Some days later, 28 and Alara are walking down the street, when they when they run into Míriam who is sitting with her friends in a bar. Since this synth was assembled in the future, she knows that her deactivation is close, so she decides to 'say goodbye' to 28. The next day, a Torchwood agent comes to deactivate the coronavirus creator on her bosses' orders by shooting the synth dead. And she mistakenly kills also Albert, who has come back to stay forever with Sandra.
After a few years without contacting each other, 28 and Andrea started talking again and their friendship increased so much so that Andrea invites him to her wedding with Lluíѕ at some point in the 2020s (after Alara helped 28 convincing Andrea to invite both of them to her wedding, and even at the wedding banquet). At their wedding banquet, it's stated that 28 and Andrea mind-melded for the first time but as a game and in front of all the guests, since they had drunk a lot. In exchange, 30 invites Andrea to his wedding with Alara in 2026 and they mind-meld again at their wedding banquet, but this time they perform several mind melds proving that in these years their friendship has grown so much that Andrea does mind melds with 30 without problems every time he wants to mind-meld her. At the banquet, 30 has also invited Marta, who had always refused to mind-meld Josep Maria; but seeing the mind melds between 30 and Andrea, and because everybody's a bit drunk, Marta ends up also mind-melding 30 for the first time. When they recall how Sandra (who isn't there) charged Josep Maria money for snogging, Josep Maria and Andrea (with Alara's permission) share a short peck on the lips for free and right there also as a game, since they were very drunk and also their friendship went on increasing. Less than a year after Josep Maria and Alara's wedding, their first daughter named Еlіѕеndа was born in 2027, being the first hybrid between a human and an extraterrestrial being.
Two years after Еlіѕеndа's birth, Josep Maria finds an underpaid work-at-home job as a translator who is required to live near Madrid so he, his newly formed family and his mother move to Ayllón, Josep Maria's mother's village where Alara's shuttle from the 25th century was hidden, and he and his mother put their flat in Barcelona for rent to earn extra money for the whole family to live without having to skimp. Еlіѕеndа starts school in that village, and in 2032 Josep Maria and Alara's second daughter, Ѕоlаnа, is born in the Segovia hospital. Also in 2032 but in Barcelona, Аlbеrt is born, who took his first surname from his mother and his second surname from his father: historically, according to Spanish naming customs the first surname was the father's first surname, and the second the mother's first surname. In recent years, the order of the surnames in a family is decided when registering the first child, but the traditional order is still largely the choice. In the upcoming years, due to a growing trend to follow the 'modern way', the inverse order began to be preferred by self-described 'cool' people like Аlbеrt's parents, unlike Josep Maria Roca and Alara Lóреz who preferred to follow the traditional order with their daughters.
The two Human/Xelayan hybrid girls grow normally in Ayllón, despite their Xelayan half. However, like their mother, they try to hide their alien side from people, since Humans hasn't yet made their first contact with an extraterrestrial species. Alara knows what her older daughter will do in the future, but at the beginning she's too young to know her own future so she says nothing to her daughter about her future. Еlіѕеndа is calm, wise and peaceful, while Ѕоlаnа is rebellious, zany, wild, madcap and always likes to dye her hair with different colours, in addition to covering parts of her face with stickers, patches and bandages to cover her alien features. Her odd-coloured hair also helps her to hide her somewhat indented ears and her noticeable ridges on her forehead inherited from her Xelayan mother. Both Еlіѕеndа and Ѕоlаnа have the same strength Humans have, since they're born and have always lived on Earth; Alara knew that her exceptional strength would deteriorate as a result in the lessening of gravity, but she accepted to live on Earth forever so her strength was gradually decreasing until she had the same strength as a human, losing the possibility to return to her homeworld. She made that sacrifice since her love for her new family is the most important thing she considers: she no longer enjoys superhuman strength but lives happily with her husband and daughters. Ѕоlаnа breaks her arm once while fooling around, and due to her mixed human-Xelayan heritage, doctors from Ayllón or other municipalities in the province of Segovia don't know how to treat her bone fracture, since Ѕоlаnа's bones are composed of both calcium and a non-existent material on Earth. However her mother Alara never gives up and tries everything to make her daughter's bone knit, because when it comes to her family, her friends and the people she loves, she does do whatever it takes to keep them safe and out of trouble. Ѕоlаnа's and Еlіѕеndа's mixed human-Xelayan ADN always confused the doctors, for example a pure Xelayan doesn't have livers or appendices but Ѕоlаnа and Еlіѕеndа have both livers and the Xelayan digestive system mixed together in their bodies forming a totally new digestive system never seen before, their skin is a little more durable and resilient than human skin but not as much as the skin of a pure Xelayan so when they're wounded the treatment is quite complicated because Alara knows how to cure a Xelayan or a human but not a hybrid of both species; also they've got three vocal cords like Xelayans giving them the ability to pronounce all the sounds of the Xelayan language, however a human can't pronounce certain sounds this language has. Ѕоlаnа makes friends with one of her neighbours, the daughter of a Romanian immigrant who lived in Ayllón with her mother for a long time, and they play together in the square in front of their houses. Josep Maria and Alara remodelled the house his parents had in Ayllón making it their first residence, therefore they added a lift at the back and many more fittings, their house began to look brighter and more modern, and Еlіѕеndа and Ѕоlаnа are spending their childhood there. Ѕоlаnа always makes trouble and causes problems at school due to her rebellious behaviour and her parents are always being called by the teachers because their daughter has been punished.
The son of one of Josep Maria's cousins named Саrlоѕ always messes with the two girls because of their Xelayan features, and is always making fun of them. And he uses his knowledge of the secret of their mother's provenance to coerce them threatening them that he'll expose their secret if they don't obey him. Another cousin of Josep Maria's named Аnа and her wife also are Josep Maria's neighbours while he lives in Ayllón with his wife and daughters. When Еlіѕеndа was 19 and Ѕоlаnа was 14, Josep Maria loses his job, so the whole family decides to return to Barcelona, where Еlіѕеndа has been born. Josep Maria and Alara set up a translation company dedicated to certain rare languages, where people can learn or get translations or corrections from some languages such as Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Greek, Albanian and even Xelayan if somebody wants it. In Barcelona Josep Maria contacts his old friend Andrea again telling her he's coming back to Barcelona to stay, and they agree to a rendezvous. When Josep Maria's daughters meet Аlbеrt, he falls in love with Ѕоlаnа, but she never reciprocates his love. She tells him they can be just friends, but he doesn't accept that. When Ѕоlаnа and Аlbеrt are both 23, one day while Ѕоlаnа has returned to Ayllón to visit her half-Romanian friend who is still living there, he goes too far, surprises Ѕоlаnа by travelling to Ayllón with a bouquet of flowers and even kisses her on the lips by surprise. Ѕоlаnа slaps him in the face and goes away angrily, saying she'll report him for sexual assault. Josep Maria's lesbian cousin Аnа drives the cad back to Barcelona while Ѕоlаnа prefers to go home on her own by bus. Alara wants to report his harassment towards her daughter and his stolen kiss to the police, but makes a deal with Аlbеrt's family: she won't denounce him if he disappears from Ѕоlаnа's life and they don't see him again. He agrees and keeps this promise. Josep Maria and Andrea's relationship ends due to the quarrel between Andrea and Alara, even if Josep Maria always regretted this complain, because this had spoiled a long friendship, and since then Josep Maria, Alara and their daughters are angry with Andrea.
The daughters' jobs
Josep Maria and Alara finally tell their older daughter what she's supposed to do, so Еlіѕеndа moves to the United States and starts working with some scientists to create a transmitter to send a message to her mother's home planet and call a ship from this planet to come to Earth and leading to humanity's first official contact with an alien race, since she knew Xelaya's exact location. She tells a lie so that her plan could be carried out successfully: she reveals them she's a half-human and half-Xelayan hybrid but says that she was on Earth due to the fact that at the beginning of the 21st century a Xelayan ship was wrecked in Catalonia, its alien crew mixed with humans without almost anybody knowing anything, some Xelayans mated with humans and had children, and finally Ѕоlаnа wanted both species to get to know each other officially. As Еlіѕеndа begins her work, Ѕоlаnа is dating a boy. But when this boy begins to doubt the lie of Ѕоlаnа's sister that Ѕоlаnа is also using to justify her odd physiognomy, he breaks up with her. Еlіѕеndа and Ѕоlаnа meet an odd and weird man named Sergi, who studied with Andrea's son in the same school and were placed in the same classroom together because they're of the same age. Both Еlіѕеndа and Ѕоlаnа befriend Sergi, but he's actually a Time Lord older than Panda and the fourth of the Time Lords (so younger than Оѕсаr Lуоnѕ, Ѕаrа Аndrејеvіć's boyfriend). Ѕоlаnа always wanted to know what her father was like before meeting Alara, because Josep Maria put a rule on his family since he wanted to forget his brother 0: "About pre-Alara life, talking or asking is prohibited". When Sergi reveals he isn't human but a Time Lord who can travel through time, Ѕоlаnа, a born rebel whose greatest hatred are rules, asks him to sent her back in time to Josep Maria's youth period in which he hadn't yet met Alara. Ѕоlаnа ends up in 2016 and starts watching her young father without interfering with what he does.
Ѕоlаnа enrolls in a language school to study Russian entering directly into third course, because in that class there's a girl named Patrícia who is actually a metamorphic creature. Ѕоlаnа is able to enter that level because she already knew some Russian language thanks to her family's language company. During her first year she befriends a boy from her classroom named Gеrаrd. Both Patrícia and Gеrаrd don't pass the course and repeat it, so Ѕоlаnа don't pass the course either but on purpose. During the summer Ѕоlаnа and Gеrаrd get involved but she decides they won't start dating because she can't tell him that she's from the future or that she's half alien, however one day Gеrаrd sees Ѕоlаnа's Xelayan ridges on her forehead. The next year Ѕоlаnа and Gеrаrd repeat the course and find Ѕоlаnа's father's young version, who was coming from second course of Russian. At the beginning of the lessons she sees that another girl named Lоlа has signed up for the same course, and discovers she's the same metamorph. Sometimes the metamorphic creature returns in her Patrícia form, but this year she almost always uses her form as Lоlа. Every time 'Patrícia' appeares in class it's because 'Lоlа' is absent, so Josep Maria discovers that both Lоlа and Patrícia are only one changeling who came from the last half of the 24th century and a member of the Dominion from the Gamma Quadrant. Ѕоlаnа hardly ever speaks to her young father to avoid him being suspicious and trying to act as innocently as she can, while Josep Maria 23 is after Lоlа but to prevent her from causing chaos by being a changeling from the future disguised as a human. But at the end of this course, when Josep Maria has already decided to drop out of school and stop learning Russian, he discovers Ѕоlаnа's true identity after seeing one of the stickers on Ѕоlаnа's right ear peeling off. However, he don't talk about his surprising discovery with Ѕоlаnа nor does she, as if neither of them knew anything. The following year Ѕоlаnа and Lоlа continue their Russian lessons until Мírіаm's coronavirus pandemic starts and schools close due to self-isolation quarantine to avoid catching the disease caused by Мírіаm's synthetic virus.
Meanwhile, in 2062, Josep Maria 67 realises what Ѕоlаnа and her friend Sergi have done, especially because he already knew that Sergi is actually a Time Lord. At first he gets angry, but his wife Alara and older daughter Еlіѕеndа calm him down, while Еlіѕеndа continues her work in the United States trying to contact Xelaya. After understanding that his daughter Ѕоlаnа is no longer a child and that she knows what she does, 67 sends a message to his past version with Sergi's help explaining that Ѕоlаnа is helping 25 with the metamorphic creature which takes the form of beautiful girls to deceive 25. He tells his past version that both 25 and Ѕоlаnа are in the same classroom studying Russian and that Еlіѕеndа is Ѕоlаnа's older sister. But he doesn't say who they are exactly. In February 2021, Panda tells 25 and 0 that Мírіаm and the other synthetic girl have been sent by a new enemy: Alxy Frankz, with the mission of putting 25 and Panda under his control. Panda also tells them they must take the metamorphic creature to the ship 07, since they don't know who she is or what she wants. 25 is virtualised and 0 is teleported into the classroom of the school where the metamorph is studying Russian, and Ѕоlаnа is amongst them. 25's old classmates are surprised, and 25 tries to arrest the metamorph. But she transforms into a big bird and tries to get out the window, and 0 is forced to shoot her with his phaser, but kills her: the creature explodes, and everybody's smeared with a strange liquid. 24 looks at the liquid and says: “The Dominion. We stopped you once and we will again!”. 0 erases everybody's memory with a spiral, and they return to the 07. Panda says that the Earth could be invaded and destroyed by the Dominion, so they must destroy the Bajoran wormhole to prevent them from coming. Panda knows how to do it, so they go there and throw a torpedo modified by Panda into the wormhole, destroying it. Panda says that the torpedo had red matter, but he doesn't explain what it is to prevent them from worrying. However, he says they must be careful because they don't know whether that changeling had warned the Dominion to attack the Earth or she was allied with somebody else, even if he's leaning towards the second option. And a perception filter will replace her on Earth. When Panda leaves with his TARDIS, 0 says he has located Ѕоlаnа, and 25 says they must teleport her to the 07 since they've seen she's half human and half of an unknown species. On board, 25 says: "Who are you and where's your sister Еlіѕеndа?" and she says: "You know everything about us, how's that possible?". Then it's revealed that Ѕоlаnа didn't know about 0's existence, implying she doesn't know that her father had siblings; Ѕоlаnа says she must return to her time since her mission is over after the changeling's death, and tells 25: "I come from your own future, we'll see each other in several years. If he doesn't give me any more missions…". 25 asks: "He?" but Ѕоlаnа activates a device and disappears. On the floor, 0 sees that two stickers have fallen when Ѕоlаnа has gone away, and 25 sees that they've got the shape of an ear, making 0 guess she doesn't have normal ears, but he says he hasn't had time to analyse her DNA, so he doesn't know where her alien half comes from. 25 tells him: "Forget about that. Save the stickers wherever you want and beam me home", presuming that Ѕоlаnа will be somebody important for him, but from only her odd bio-sign on the computer of the 07 he can't guess who she and her sister Еlіѕеndа are due to not knowing he's going to marry an alien girl. The next year, Solana continues her monitoring mission until the entire world is turned upside down by the original Míriam.
It's also stated that in 2066 Andrea and Alara make peace, become friends and even initiate their first mind meld; in 2070 Ѕаrа Аndrејеvіć comes back to Barcelona for the first time in almost fifty years and meets with him; and in 2075 he's with Alara and Andrea, and these two girls create a non-profit organisation named ‘Andrea & Alara’ after moving away from the fame. And Josep Maria has returned to being as close as before to Andrea.
Original future in the prime timeline
The seasons 5-16 of SerieStar4 show the possible future of the characters without the changes in the history by the Sulibans: Josep Maria appears married with İhi Kadse and has two sons, Dany (Ɛ's true identity) and Êlisy. Dany has a son, Adry, and continues Josep Maria's descent. In the normal timeline he retires of the FEF with 56 years, but continues to appear throughout the series.
Alternative future as a Time Lord
- Main article: Time Lords
In an alternative timeline without Panda's changes, that is to say, in a time loop which begins with the alteration of the original timeline done by the Sulibans in April 2011 and which ends in the year 2020, after the ship FEF 07 has been destroyed and 0 and Sandra have died, 23 is preparing to travel to the past with his camera, but after a problem, the police look for him. 23 escapes to Teremedó, but after a few months, the police of Bàrcinon tells him that he can't stay on Teremedó and he has to return to Earth. 24 returns to Earth and tries not to let anybody see him, living as a fugitive. Alxy Frankz escapes from the prison of Teremedó and goes to Earth to try to kill 24. And the events of the film Planetes II: The Creator of the Show are repeated, where Josep Maria 24 is leading a life quite unpleasant and has created many enemies as Joanic, his sister Meŀlina, his wife Sara… There is only one useful object: a camera that records the past, present and future of their adventures. Then he has a chance: change the past. He goes to Teremedó, where it is rejected too, and take a shuttle (it's the only ship that can go into space) with the time machine coupled to the camera that takes until 2010, where it carries with him his 14 years old double, Meŀlina (copy of Винкс-Melins) and Ann (to help them) to his future, 2020. In the end, after a fight against a Romulan, a Klingon and the worst enemy of Josep Maria: Alxy Frankz, they manage to correct the history… or so it seems.
After the events of the film Planetes II: The Creator of the Show, the future Josep Maria 24 remains in the year 2010 to try to fix the timeline, and works independent without speaking with his young version and with the Federation Starfleet. During this time, 25 goes to the limbo because Annika Caetano somehow has survived in a television series named ANT Farm. 25 appears when the series will finish in 2014 and kills Chyna, the protagonist of the series who in reality was Annika, with laser arrows. When she is dead, he absorbs her energy reducing and eating her body.
Again in the real world, the 25 continues with his plan to stop the Sulibans. However, he fails and the Sulibans succeed with his aim. 25, after his failure, tries to go back in time with the camera that allows him to travel in time, to go back to try to fix the history again. The vortex collapses, the camera is absorbed by the vortex and suddenly 25 arrives at November 11th, 2007. Some bullies steal his camera, and 25 points them a Phaser and wants these boys to return him the camera. The bullies don't accept and they begin a fight which 25 loses, they disarm him and one of them stabs 25 mortally. The bullies escape and leave 25 with his Phaser dying on the ground. With this knife wound, he'll die, but suddenly his hands light and from him emerges an energy which begins to cure his wound: 25 regenerates like Annika's species. But in the middle of the process, before turning a baby, 25 stops the process and now he has a different appearance: higher, stronger and braver, although has the same hair and is very resembled to his original form. He takes his Phaser and pursues the bullies, stuns the one who was taking the camera and says to the others to escape or he'll stun them too. The camera falls on the ground and spoils a bit, but 25 takes it and gets off from this time, realising that he gained the ability to regenerate his body if his current body is mortally wounded or because of severe illness, old age, fatigue or giving life to another person (through a mind meld). This process results in his body undergoing a transformation, gaining a new physical form and a new personality; just like Time Lords from British science-fiction series Doctor Who: thay's why Josep Maria decided to call his new incarnations as 'Time Lords' too. So far, four Time Lords are known: Robert, Panda, a man who will live in the second half of the 21 century, and Oscar (Ѕаrа Аndrејеvіć's boyfriend).
- Main article: Yusma
Josep Maria 26 in the mirror universe is the head of the Teremedovulcan Union, womaniser (in contrast to his counterpart in the prime universe). People call him Yusma. In 2011 he's got a son with Prime Universe's Kimberly (without anybody knowing about the child, not even herself, because when he's born after a pregnancy of only two days, he's taken into Yusma's universe). He commands a collection of girls as his private army. In the non-altered timeline, Yusma is killed in 2095 by a Terran (human), taking advantage of the fact that he turns 100 years and loses his powers. But after Prime Universe's Josep Maria's changes in the Mirror Universe's timeline, Yusma dies in 2017 (and his army of girls disassembles) when he's killed by Andrea.
|Characters of Planetes|
|Series||Main characters of the series|
|1||Josep Maria 4 • Ralja • Laia • Diego • More children • Bursiferians|
|2||Josep Maria 5 • Ralja • Manuel • Laia • Diego • More children • Bursiferians|
|3||Josep Maria • Lina • Manuel • Laia • Lia • Padok • More children • Bursiferians • İhi Kadse • 0 • Pumiky • Carla • Ann • Rutitto • Marta • Kimberly|
|4||Groka • Padok • More crew • Josep Maria • İhi Kadse • 0 • Pumiky • Carla • Ann • Laia • Kimberly • Dany|
|Films||Franny • Meŀlina • Erika • Golden Creation • Lorena • Lauryn • Alexandra • Sandra • Andrea • Alxy Frankz • Míriam • Ѕаrа Аndrејеvіć • Alara • More…|