The events surrounding the installation of an illegal bio-neural chip into the virtual idol Sharon Apple in 2040. Once installed with the bio-neural chip, Sharon Apple began forming an artificial intelligence and subsequently a dangerous self-preservation psychology. Sharon took over control of the SDF-1 Macross, the X-9 Ghost fighter and hypnotically enthralled most of the population of Macross City. The X-9 Ghost was eventually destroyed in combat along with Guld Bowman in the YF-21 variable fighter and Isamu Dyson in the YF-19 variable fighter terminated Sharon by destroying the computer core the virtual idol inhabited inside the SDF-1 Macross.