"A restless youth, Lynn Kyle has spent much of his life trying to find inner peace. He studied various martial arts and is an accomplished master of several disciplines, but they failed to quench his fiery spirit. Kyle was unable to reconcile the ideals espoused by his native culture with the harsh realities of suffering around the world.
Determined to make a difference, Kyle moved away from his parent's home on Macross Island and joined the peace movement to protest the move towards globalization and the military alliances that formed the foundation of the new United Earth Government. Unable to resist the opportunity to question authority and confront perceived injustices, Kyle was a zealous protester. Unwavering in his self-righteousness, he refused to consider that his own hostility often exceeded those he was opposing.
Using a cover story that the Anti-Unification League had launched a terrorist attack that wiped out the SDF-1 and Macross Island, the United Earth Government cracked down harshly on dissidents. Lynn Kyle withdrew from public sight and resumed college studies in Yokohama, Japan, where he stayed with his cousin's parents. After Minmei's sudden reappearance, Kyle offered to return to the SDF-1 and Macross City to look after her.