Definitely one of the most beautiful designs in the Macrossverse when it comes to Battroid mode. I had a long standing paradigm that this was an ugly mecha, but after seeing the YF-21 up close and personal I finally got to appreciate the design homage. Succinctly, it resembles the battle armor of a Japanese samurai warrior. There is also the homage given by the designers to the Zentradi battle armor, the Queadluun-Rau, by incorporating the similar curves of its arms and legs to that with the VF-22S.
Maximilian Jenius Pilot figure at the chest area of the VF-22S in Battroid mode. The seat can be pushed back in for it to be in a sit up position during battroid mode. The Battroid mode lacks a blast shield that comes down to cover and protect the cockpit canopy.