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Lorena Cuevas Medina is a character from the Expanded Universe of Planetes. She comes from the Dominican Republic and she has two sisters, Nelianny Isabel and Laura. This character only appears after the division of the timeline made by the Sulibans. She'll marry Аnthоnу Ѕіеrrа, a perception filter who poses as Alexandra's brother. Lorena is finally one of the few girls who mind-melded with Josep Maria, since he managed to perform a mind meld on this girl on the 24th of April 2021 for the first time after wanting it for eight years.

Original timeline

Little is known about Lorena's life in the original timeline. When Adry (grandson of Josep Maria and İhi Kadse) travelled to the alternative timeline and to the 6th of July 2014, in the time bubble frozen he saw Adry's grandfather and Lorena together when he visited his grandfather's house. But they really saw some perception filters created by the Golden Creation, to deceive the officers of the Federation Starfleet from the future and Josep Maria and Lorena were really in another place. Therefore he wanted to know more about her, and looked for her in his timeline, the original one. He found her in Portugal, in the city of Porto, where she had moved from Catalonia to this country when she was young. She married with a boy from Angola who lived in Portugal, José Gonçalves, and had a daughter called Maria. In the year 2090, Adry found Lorena with her daughter and her granddaughter, and took her to Teremedó to meet Josep Maria 95. Then he discovered that she had an illness and she can't live out of Earth, and they went back to the Earth. Then they found Erika's granddaughter, named also Erika, who revealed them that she was an alien and had under her control the hospital Prelada of Porto. Erika begins to send data to Teremedó and goes to the ship FEF 09 with Adry's permission. Lorena dies and Erika couldn't do anything, and Adry discovers that Lorena had an element inside her that caused her illness, named according to Erika's words as 'frequency' by some people. Then Erika decides to erase from the memory of everybody from the original timeline any memory about the altered timeline they discovered. This appears in SerieStar4.

Altered timeline

In the timeline altered by the sulibans with Kimberly, Lorena appears during her youth. Lorena is a girl who goes to Josep Maria's first church, but afterwards he left this church to go to Golden Creation's church, which is of the same branch of evangelic Christian church. Another boy from Lorena's church who studied in the same classroom as Josep Maria before going to the university, named Melvin, befriended Josep Maria and he spoke to Melvin about the Federation Starfleet and Erika, although he says that everything's imagination. Together they discover that there are people who are special for having what Melvin calls 'frequencies'. Josep Maria has one and İhi has also one, and Melvin has two. Also they discover that Lorena has one, and therefore Josep Maria now feels attraction towards her, since people with frequencies attract him just like special people. Lorena's frequency before was in her sister, Nelianny Isabel, towards whom he also felt attraction until she lost the frequency. For some unknown reason, in the time bubble visited by Josep Maria's grandson from the original timeline, Adry, in Josep Maria's house he saw his grandfather together with Lorena. But Josep Maria 18 was really in Golden Creation's church, and Lorena in her house. Surely they were perception filters to deceive the officers of the FEF 09 from the alternative future. Lorena appears at first at the end of the film Planetes III: Between Two Time. Josep Maria 19, in the film Planetes IV: The Energy of the Universe, at the end decides that she and Melvin could help them in the Federation Starfleet with their problem of Erika and the Golden Creation, and then he explains everything to them and takes them to the new ship FEF 09 where they meet İhi and plan a strategy to find a solution to the problem. The ship FEF 07, now under the command of captain 0, also helps them. At the end of the film it's discovered that Lorena and Melvin never were on the 09 nor do they know their friend's secret about the Federation Starfleet: they were doppelgängers created by Erika who wanted to test the Federation Starfleet officers.

Lorena reappears in the film Planetes VIII: I'll Redo Your Life: Josep Maria has wanted to perform a mind meld on her for eight years, so when he fell in love with her. He even tried when he went to summer camp with Lorena and the other members from her church, however he didn't dare. Josep Maria eventually lost his romantic interest in her by falling in love with Alexandra, but since the mermaid didn't return his feelings either, he left the church right after falling in love with Sandra López in late 2016. One day in 2019 he saw Lorena outside the church with a boy different than Anthony who was just her friend and given the impossibility of what he saw, he thought they were perception filters… He came back to the church in summer 2020 after he was away for almost four years. When 25 madly intended to go to Belgrade in the worst period to travel (due to the COVID and bad winter weather), he went before to the church to say goodbye to her friends and requested a mind meld from both Lorena and Alexandra, without success. At the end 25 didn't initiate this almost deadly travel thanks to his mind meld with his psychologist Lilia and directly asked Lorena for a mind meld, not realising that she wouldn't dare since her boyfriend Аnthоnу was present. After this refusal, 25 left the church ashamed and believing he lost his only true friend in the church. But in spring 2020, 25 went back to church and later invited Lorena and Alexandra to his house on the 24th of April. There he prepared orange juices for both girls since he wanted to pour just into Alexandra's glass the drugs he had previously wanted to give to Ѕаrа Аndrејеvіć. However, he didn't wanted to drug Lorena at all (since for him they were already true friends so he'd never betray her). And thanks to a plan he had devised, that day 25 managed to perform a mind meld for the first time on both Lorena and Alexandra (the latter under drug effects). Thanks to his mind meld with Lorena, 25 learned something to do with himself that Lorena had been hiding from everybody. So he'll try to protect Lorena's secret even if it's something unexpected and very surprising that could even destabilise both of their lives. But Josep Maria is now deeply in love with other girl so no longer seeks to have anything with Lorena, Alexandra or somebody else more than a friendship. Lorena no longer appears, so it was her last appearance.

Mirror universe

In the mirror universe it's known that Lorena takes part of Yusma's team of girls. She appears in the series “Special Sisters”, where after Yusma's death, Lorena at the end is one of the few girls of his army who is still alive (since the others are killed by Andrea). Lorena also appears in the movie Planetes VII: The End of a Future, where she's the last living girl in Yusma's army and one of the few survivors of the Mirror Universe, after Alxy Frankz destroyed the Mirror Universe. Lorena tells the officers of the ship FEF 07 (who are now only Josep Maria 24 and 0) that she'll look for a planet to live there and won't tell anyone, not even them, where she'll go. Lorena goes away and doesn't appear again.

Gallery

Characters of Planetes
Series Main characters of the series
Planetes (Anime) Hachirota "Hachimaki" HoshinoAi TanabeFee CarmichaelYuri MihairokohClaire Rondo
Planetes (first series) Josep Maria 4RaljaLaiaDiegoMore childrenBursiferians
Planetes Mata 2 Josep Maria #RaljaManuelLaiaDiegoMore childrenBursiferians
Planetes 3rd Josep Maria #LinaManuelLaiaLiaPadokMore childrenBursiferiansİhi Kadse0PumikyCarlaAnnRutittoMartaKimberly
SerieStar4 GrokaPadokMore crewJosep Maria #İhi Kadse0PumikyCarlaAnnLaiaKimberlyDany
Films FrannyMeŀlinaErikaGolden CreationLorenaLaurynAlexandraSandraAndreaAlxy FrankzMíriamЅаrа АndrејеvіćAlaraMore…
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