Sheryl Nome (シェリル・ノーム Sheriru Nōmu?), also known as the Galactic Fairy, is one of the main protagonists of the Macross Frontier television series, along with its movie adaptations Macross Frontier Movie: The False Songstress and Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye. She also appears in the musical compilation OVA, Macross FB7 Galaxy Flow Soul: Listen to My Song!.
Sheryl is beautiful, strong and self-assured, and she carries her confidence through her music. Sheryl was originally from the Macross Galaxy fleet where she was raised by her foster parent Grace O'Connor. She helps recognize the singing talent of Ranka Lee. As the series progresses, the two share a friendly professional and romantic rivalry. The object of their affection is pilot Alto Saotome.
Sheryl was first found living on the streets of the the Macross Galaxy fleet. It wasn't until she was found by Grace O'Connor, did she learn to develop her singing talent and gain the confidence to be one of the most famous pop idols in the galaxy. Unbeknowngst to her, her grandmother was Mao Nome who died many years ago following a Vajra attack. She inherited a special set of Fold Quartz earrings, which she later discovers holds a secret power that is affected by her music.
Sheryl was to perform at the Macross Frontier space colony as part of her tour. She encountered Alto Saotome who was a backup performer for her concert. After an attack by an alien species on the colony, her fans tried to escape thedevastating attack while she drove off safely with Grace and Catherine in a limousine, aggravating Alto due to the fact that Sheryl bore no thought in her heart for her many fans. (F: "Cross Encounter")