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Shin Hyuga Shaing (シン・ヒュウガ・シャイング, Shin Hyūga Shaingu) is the main antagonist of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled.

He was a Britannian knight and the leader of the Holy Order of Michael. He was also a Geass user. 


Shin is a tall young man with long ponytail hair and green eyes. He wears the standard uniform of Euro Britannia and carries a sword with him.


On the outside, Shin is shown to be very honorable and kind individual, but on the inside, he is very twisted and power hungry that he will not hesitate to kill anyone who gets in his way to power. He is shown to be very proud of himself in what he will achieve and do in order to achieve his goals.

Also shown in some flashbacks and when he talk to Akito, he had no remorse nor guilt on what happened to his family, nor even love for his younger brother. However, he seems to be haunted by the deeds he have done, as he kept seeing ghosts of his mother, Alice, Maria, and Michele Manfredi and, for a moment, wanted to take his own life to be with them. It seems, to some extent, he regretted his actions.

However, at other times, Shin seems to desire chaos and the destruction of the world as he knew. Despite his unstable mental state, Shin very shrewd and highly intelligent in his own right, which is shown when he deduced that Julius Kingsley is not only Zero but ultimately Lelouch vi Britannia.

Character History[]


Shin activating his Geass.

Back when Shin was younger, he was the son of a Japanese family that submitted to the Holy Britannian Empire. When he was ten, Shin had his entire family killed and ordered Akito to die as well, but he didn't and the two ended up separated for the next ten years. During those ten years, Shin was adopted into a Britannian noble family where he had a Britannian noble mother and sister, both of whom he actually cared about. At some point in time, Shin joined the ranks of the Britannian Military and rose to become a general and was eventually deployed to Euro Britannia to assist in Britannia's war against the Europia United.

After the Battle of Narva, in which Akito, known as the Ghost of Hannibal, had wiped out all Euro Britannian forces in the area, the Holy Order of Michael are called in and Shin meets with their Grand Master, Michele Manfredi, who stated that he was proud to take on the task of warring against the E.U. and said that the "ghosts" that accompanied the order's headquarters as mentioned by Shin was the ghosts of the revolution that occurred two hundred years prior. Shin however, wanted the position of Grand Master and eventually had Michele kill himself as ordered by his Geass and was eventually promoted to the rank of Knight by the Knights of Euro Britannia and became the new Grand Master of the Order of Michael.

At the Euro Britannian capitol city of Sankt Petersburg, Shin is knighted by the leaders of Euro Britannia and is officially declared the new Grand Master of the Holy Order of Michael and vows to defeat the Europia United and conquer the E.U. for Britannia as a means of silencing Andrea Farnese after he shows skepticism of Michele's suicide, since he knew him and knew that he would've never killed himself. Later on, Shin is seen overseeing the Battle of Slonim, where he watches as the strike force lead by Ashley Ashra engages the wZERO troops of the E.U. military. Shin eventually comes in and finds out that his younger brother, Akito, was part of the battle and was surprised that he was both alive and a European soldier. Shin then gave Akito the choice to come and join him, but Ryo Sayama came in and shot at him, but missed. Shin was mad that his "reunion" with his brother was interrupted, but he eventually withdrew after the E.U. forces began to advance and decided to retreat.

Shin has proven to be very observant, as he deduced that Zero is still alive and is, in fact, Julius Kingsley himself after a single conversation with him. Specifically, he noticed the similarity between Zero's methods and the "Ark Fleet" plan Kingsley had put in motion against the E.U. Furthermore, he even figured out Kingsley is, in reality the eleventh prince of Britannia after Julius muttered the name Nunnally. Shin also remarks that he and Suzaku are similar. He particularly mentions that Suzaku has darkness inside him, which seems to refer to how the latter killed his father during the attack on Japan that led to its annexation as Area 11, compared to Shin having killed his own parents as well.

This caused Suzaku to try and assassinate Shin, but Jean Rowe and the Holy Order of Michael arrived to stop him. Although the White Knight overwhelmed them, Shin managed to make Suzaku surrender with Lelouch at gunpoint.

Later, Shin and the Holy Order of Michael discovered the location of Castle Weisswolf and arrived to lay siege to it. Shin, in the Vercingetorix, overwhelmed the outer defences and got past the minefield, but was stopped by the fortified wall created by wZERO. However, the other knights arrived and Klaus Warwick contacted them for a formal surrender with the condition of sparing the lives of the inhabitants. However, Shin later reveals his true agenda to Leila: he wants to cause open war between the 3 superpowers by nuking Pendragon with wZERO's Apollos' Chariot missiles in order to kill the emperor.

He then attempted to use his Geass on Lelia, but her own Geass stopped him, causing him severe pain. This caused an angered Shin to try and kill Lelia and Warwick, but the arrival of the wZERO pilots stopped them. There, Shin tried to make Akito kill Lelia with his Geass, but his feelings for Lelia won through, after which he took Lelia and escaped back to Castle Weisswolf.

During the Assault on Castle Weisswolf, it is revealed that Shin killed his father and mother (the latter who apparently had conceived Akito from another man, who was present at Akito's birth). A skull appears to Shin and tells him that if he wants the Power of the King, he would become lonely; regardless, Shin accepts his fate and is granted his Geass power. Akito and Shin continue to fight it out fiercely, both with the robots and in hand-to-hand combat after they've done enough damage to each other.

When it's almost over, Leila appears and uses her Geass, which causes Ryo, Yukiya, Ayano, Ashley, and both the dead and living people pleading with/demanding Shin to not kill Akito; Shin remains defiant. Just as he is about to unleash the final blow, Jean shows up and is fatally stabbed by Shin's sword; at the same time, she manages to fatally shoot him. She admits her love for him in her dying breath. Akito goes to his older brother, who initially still rejects him. However, Shin witnesses a flashback in which his young self at first rejected to take care of Akito, but after hearing him cry, he changes his mind and comforts Akito, who then tells him "I love you, big brother"; back in the present, this flashback gives Shin a change of heart and he tells Akito that he must live. Shin then dies and is reunited with Jean in death, where he apologizes for killing her.

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Shin dies holding Jean's corpse.


Despite his insanity, Shin is highly intelligent, shrewd, perceptive, and a competent commander. He's fierce and deadly warrior and is weapon of choice is a Japanese katana which he wields skillfully. Shin is also a skilled and experienced Knightmare pilot which makes him a force to be reckoned with when he pilots the Vercingetorix.


Shin's Geass is the ability to make those he loves kill themselves or others, stemming from his beliefs that life is painful and a curse. Shin's Geass was first revealed when he forced Michele Manfredi to commit suicide by telling him to "Take a trip"; in a flashback, he was shown to have killed a multitude of people with it and used the simple order "Die". This is described by the spirit of his mother as his wish to free his loved ones from the "curse". This limitation does not appear to be known or understood by Shin, as he tries to use his Geass on Leila, but to no effect. When used, it manifests in his left eye. Eventually, it becomes permanently active and also spreads to his right eye as well.

His brother, Akito, is the only person to have mysteriously lived after being subjugated to the command of dying, due to him being too young to understand the concept of death at the time. Instead of dying, similar to Lelouch planting the command to "Live" in Suzaku, the effect of Shin's Geass remained in his subconscious, turning him into murderous berserker. This command was also able to influence the other members of the wZERO Unit through a brain raid over the neuro devices they were using. Shin was also capable of sensing when the command activated while he was near Akito. Akito, however, has been able to overcome the Geass, refusing to kill Leila Malcal when Shin tried to make him do so, similar to how Euphemia li Britannia overcame her own Geass to avoid killing Suzaku (although in her case, it seems like it was more her being physically incapable of doing so).

Shin's Geass is also unique in that he did not enter into a contract with someone with a Code like C.C. or V.V. Rather, after he had killed his father, a vision of a skull with symbol of Geass manifested before him and offered him the power of the king.


Alice Shaing[]

It was shown that Shin loved his younger adopted sister. He can spoil her and give her every needs and wants. It turns out they were engaged. But as Shin's mental state continued to decay, he put a geass on her and her mother, Maria, that eventually led them to kill each other as per his geass command. Despite this, Alice never hated Shin for killing her and despite Shin's actions, Alice's spirit along with her mother's played a key role in helping Shin see the error of his ways and reunite with them in death.

Maria Shaing[]

Akito Hyuga[]

Akito and Shin are half-blood brothers (they have the same mother, but different fathers). Shin at the moment of Akito's birth, have known that Akito had a different father. Regardless, he loved Akito as a brother would. Shin wanted to kill Akito when he was a child, because in his opinion his younger brother was too innocent to live in such twisted world (stemming from his beliefs that life is painful and a curse)- he wanted to make him free as well. They were once close to each other like brothers do. Even when Shin wanted to be alone, Akito stubbornly was coming back to him and calling him home. They had been separated for over ten years after Shin's massacre to their family. At the end Shin changed his mind about killing his brother and realized that Akito should live, because he is not alone.

Akito is also shown to have great respect to his brother by calling him nii-san and nii-sama (older brother in Japanese only -sama suffix is more respectful).

Jean Rowe[]

Jean was Shin's most loyal subordinate. According to Ashley, Shin found Jean at death's door due to her being abandoned and left to starve by her family. Shin took her in and she became his right-hand woman. Jean was in love with Shin and did everything she could to please him regardless if he would look at her or not. Before Shin died, he embraced her and called Jean, Jeanne, her real name, hinting that he felt the same way about her.

Julius Kingsley[]


"To the west is the United Republic of Europia! To the east, the Britannian Empire, For Euro Britannia to survive, our only choice is to fight!"


  • Shin's younger self's seiyu, Junko Minagawa, also voices Cornelia li Britannia in the series.
  • Shin Hyuga Shaing and Seishiro Sakurazuka from Tokyo Babylon and X are alike in terms of personality and character. Both are rivals to their respective characters from the series due to a tragic past and are fated to fight each other through supernatural means. They are cunning, sinister, and hiddenly motivated as well.
  • Shin and Lelouch are very similar. Both are from Britannia, both are cunning, hiddenly motivated, deceptive, and intelligent, they both have sisters, have Geass that influenced their enemy (Akito and Suzaku), and are leaders of their own respective groups. However, in terms of personality and ambition, Shin and Lelouch are very different. Although both Shin and Lelouch desire the destroy of Britannia, Shin's true motivation seems vague apart from having to do that he is Japanese by blood and seeks to bring the world into spontaneous global war and chaos. Lelouch seeks to obliterate the corrupt rule that Britannia stains with its unforgiving hands upon the world and create a peaceful world, in which the sins of the Holy Britannian Empire shall be rectified. In a way, Shin is the opposite of the coin as to what Lelouch could have been as Zero.
  • Shin remarked that he and Suzaku are similar since both commit themselves to darkness (Shin did so prior to murdering his family and relatives whereas Suzaku struggles after killing his father and after Euphemia's death). Both are Honorary Britannians who climb up ranks to achieve their certain goal (Shin wants to unleash chaos and destruction upon the world while Suzaku wants to change within but at the same time realizes that he cannot through means and joins Lelouch's cause to bring Zero Requiem to fruition). Personality and morality wise, Shin already accepted ruthlessness while Suzaku crosses the line prior to what Shin became. Shin and Suzaku are both elite soldiers who are physically strong but the difference is that Shin is cunning and intelligent whereas Suzaku is idealistic and self righteous. Shin's words later foreshadow Suzaku's true nature especially during Kallen's interrogation and the F.L.E.I.J.A explosion and the latter came true regarding destroying the world and hating it by spilling blood which Suzaku caused during E.U. and after it.
  • In Fact, Shin's ethos is much closer to Schneizel's one, who has a calm and reassuring side (he proves it many times to Euphemia and then Nunally, just as Shin does it with his adoptive family) but who's in reality devoid of emotions and ready to killing his loved ones in the manner of Shin (by bombarding Pendragon where most members of the Britannian Imperial Family are, then shooting down Cornelia with a machine gun and finally abandoning Nunnally and Lelouch in the Damocles on the verge of self-destruction). Moreover, even if Schneizel pursues goals radically opposed to those of Shin, namely a perpetual peace in the world, while Shin wants war and chaos, the means by which Schneizel wants to reach this peace (the bombing of 23 inhabited places around the world with F.L.E.I.J.A. warheads) are close to the death and destruction desired by Shin.
  • Shin is however also different than Lelouch in the way they treat their blood siblings. Lelouch is portrayed as a kind loving brother that would do anything for his sister Nunnally. Shin however tries to kill his brother Akito because they share the same blood and has already succeeded in doing so using his Geass on his family.


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