Characters / Code Geass European Union

The character sheet about the European Union characters of Code Geass.
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    Akito Hyuga 
Voiced by: Miyu Irino

The protagonist of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled. A pilot of the special unit W-0 of the E.U., Akito is amongst the many Japanese who were displaced to Europe following Britannia's invasion, where he is no more welcome to his new European superiors than the Britannian colonialists.
  • Ace Pilot: The best one in W-0.
  • Ax-Crazy: Clearly - he's reckless to the point of being suicidal (his true goal anyway), enjoys battle a little too much, can be very cynical and ruthless, and when he isn't any of those things, he's borderline emotionless who tries to hide it with sarcasm. All that coupled with the fact that he sees dead people, all definite signs that he's mentally unstable to a degree. He eventually grows out of it thanks to his newfound friends.
    • Elevated in the second episode, where his Blood Knight tendencies rub off on the delinquents (due to his Knightmare's BRS system syncing their minds to his Geass ). More so than anything else however, is the look he gave Leila when he swore he'd kill his brother. The poor girl was frozen stiff.
  • Badass: When you can take on 1/2 of an elite Britannian Knightmare squad all by yourself or go one-on-one against a Knightmare on foot and win, it's a little difficult to not qualify for this.
    • In a flashback of episode two, it's shown he was Geass-commanded by his brother to die, and Akito resisted it completely, making him the first person to ever completely resist a full command from a Geass, and he was four at that time! Although episode 4 reveals that Shin can still command Akito to kill others when he wants to; it's only because of his feelings for Leila that he finally resisted it completely. Word of God is that the only reason Akito didn't die back then was because he was too young to understand what his brother truly meant.
  • The Berserker: His battle style when piloting a Knightmare, especially in the Alexander.
  • Blood Knight: Akito seems just a bit too happy when taking on enemy Knightmares. Granted the fact that he can't die, it's probably the only way for him to vent his frustrations & have some fun.
  • Broken Hero: At the start of the series, he still hasn't mentally recovered from his brother killing the rest of his family and attempting to Geass him to death.
  • Character Development: He slowly undergoes this in episode 3, where reuniting with his brother and a few talks (and a fist fight) with his new comrades and Leila seems to change his mindset a bit. He is still a Death Seeker Ax-Crazy, but he does appreciate people around him more.
    • And in episode 4, he starts breaking free from his brother's Geass command, becoming a full-fledged hero instead of a brutal Ax-Crazy killer, and is even willing to befriend a former enemy.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When fighting Knightmare to Knightmare, he doesn't aim for the mech. He aims for the cockpit.
  • Curtains Match The Windows
  • Death Seeker: It was even his final line to his dead comrades. "Akito, why do you fight?" "...So I can die."
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Hate Plague: His Geass command causes this not just to himself, but to any allies who are synced to his Alexander's BRS, causing them to fight with inhuman ferocity while it lasts.
    • Heroic B.S.O.D.: People affected by Akito's Geass suffer from mental breakdown after a while.
  • I See Dead People: Akito attributes his capability to do so with an unexplained Near-Death Experience. However, it may be connected with his brother's Geass command, since Shin also sees dead people.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Can be incredibly cynical.
  • Lady and Knight: The Knight to Leila's Lady.
  • Official Couple: With Leila at the end of the final episode.
  • One-Man Army: Can tear through entire Knightmare squads single-handedly.
  • Short Hair with Tail
  • Slasher Smile: Several of them.
  • Sole Survivor: Of his previous W-0 unit.
  • The Stoic: Off the battlefield, he's a very quiet man bordering on emotionless, but he does at least display a sense of humor.
    • Not So Stoic: His brother Shin Hyūga Shaingu provokes this reaction from him. Justified: When your arch-enemy and big brother tried using Psychic-Assisted Suicide on you, you're not exactly going to be happy to see him again.

    Leila Malcal 
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto

The Strategist and later commander of the W-0 unit.
  • Action Girl: Leila is accomplished in aikido and possibly jujutsu, which she demonstrates to anyone unfortunate enough to think she's a soft target.
  • Adorkable: Slips into this sometimes around Akito because she's interested in him and his country's culture. It comes out even more in episode 3 when she's trying (and failing) to help out with chores around the gypsy caravan.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Fiercely protective of anyone under her command.
  • Arranged Marriage: To her older stepbrother Johann in the future.
  • The Atoner: Leila has feelings of guilt over the multitude of Elevens that died during the first W-0 operation due to her not dethroning her racist commander earlier than she did.
  • Badass: Due to her skills in mentioned martial arts, she managed to disarm her racist commander when he attempts to shoot her and later on, disarms Ayano, who is armed with a short katana.
  • Berserk Button: Her older brother Johann really pisses her off.
  • Big Brother Bully: The youngest of her older brothers, Johann, treats her as a concubine due to his hatred of the idea that he will be forced to marry her at his father's behest. Subverted with her two other brothers Daniel and Stefan, who are both Nice Guys. Subverted when it's revealed that Johann does care for her at heart too.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Gentle Girl to Akito's Brooding Boy.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her biological parents were killed when a terrorist planted a bomb while her father was giving a speech to the public.
  • Defector from Decadence: Leila is the child of Britannian nobles who disagreed with the Britannian system and defected to the democratic E.U.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Episode 2 has her in a skintight pilot suit for half the movie that does a bang-up job of showing off her figure.
  • Hidden Buxom: Compare her in her usual outfit to her Form-Fitting Wardrobe scene.
  • Innocent Purple Eyes: Which in Code Geass terms sadly means Break the Cutie is coming. Subverted since she earned her happy ending with Akito and their comrades.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Has a cat named Eliza.
  • Lady and Knight: The Lady to Akito's Knight.
  • Lady of War: An elegant and intelligent lady who can still kick ass.
  • Magical Eye: Episode 3 reveals that she contracted with C.C. as a child. However, due to the contract being "incomplete", she doesn't manifest her true power until the final episode, which reveals that her Geass can connect people's consciousnesses to each other, a reflection of her desire for people to understand each other.
  • Nice Girl: She's one of the few characters with a pleasant demeanor, as long as you aren't a jerkass.
  • Odango Hair
  • Official Couple: With Akito at the end of Final Episode.
  • Purple Eyes: A sign of her Britannian heritage.
  • Rapunzel Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • Rousseau Was Right/Humans Are Good: A firm believer of this. It's her strong belief in this that allowed her to stare down and rebut Shin's nihilistic and cynical speech to her.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Despite Akito being the main character, much of the story is told through her perspective.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She has a fascination with Akito right from the start, to the point where she sneaks out in the morning to see what he's doing, only to get spotted immediately.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: And unlike most other characters of this type in the franchise, she actually gets her happy ending!
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type B.

    Ryo Sayama 
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino

The leader of a Japanese terrorist group arrayed against Britannia who ends up being "recruited" into W-0's Wyvern Squad.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his bravado, he admits that he only really wants to find a home for himself and his two friends; he grows to enjoy the company of the old Roma women near Warsaw precisely because their caravan becomes something of a second home to him and the rest of Wyvern.
  • Irony: He was in charge of a group that had, get this, eleven members. This in a series where Japanese are called Elevens.
  • Pet the Dog: He becomes sympathetic towards Akito after finding out that Akito's brother irrationally wanted him killed, with the two eventually becoming good friends.

    Ayano Kosaka 
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa

An Japanese terrorist from Ryo's group who ends up being "recruited" into W-0's Wyvern Squad.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Has a blade passed down to her from her samurai ancestry. She later decides to let Akito keep it, in the hope that it'll bring him good luck.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's far more hands-on by comparison to Leila (not to say that Leila isn't a good fighter herself, though; Ayano is just more likely to fight).
  • Expy: Seems to be Akito The Exile's equivalent to Kallen Kozuki from the original series.
  • The Heart: Becomes something of this for Wyvern Squad.
  • Tomboy: She wears jeans, coats, and shorts more often than Leila.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: The violet-colored stockings + hotpants variety.

    Yukiya Naruse 

The final surviving member of Ryo's group, Yukiya excels at collecting data and handling explosives. Like his boss and Ayano, he's also "recruited" into W-0's Wyvern Squad.
  • Boomerang Bigot: A member of an oppressed people is himself racist towards his own people.
  • Evil Genius: His skills are so good he bypassed the security measures of a Glasgow and forged pilot credentials.
  • Freudian Excuse: The students he killed via planting a bomb in the school? A couple of them left him with a large scar spanning almost the full length of his hand.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: It's implied that he tries this twice, but he lives through both attempts.
  • Genius Slob: He hacked into a military grade security system undetected.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He bombed a school that had the same classmates who fucked up his hand. The evil part also comes from how he seemed unconcerned with any other students who weren't responsible for abusing him.

    Anna Clément 
Voiced by: Ai Kayano

The scientist who developed the Alexander Knightmare Frame and a childhood friend of Leila.

    Claus Warwick 
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara

Leila's aide-de-camp.
  • The Alcoholic: Is perpetually disheveled and carries a drink with him.
  • Becoming the Mask: Despite being a Britannian mole, he grows to genuinely care about the rest of W-0, and ends up siding with them when Euro-Britannia assaults their base.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his eccentricities and being a mole, he's an excellent officer.
  • The Cynic: And rather exasperated at his CO's idealism.
  • The Lancer: For the W-0 command staff, being far more cynical and lackadaisical than Leila.
  • The Mole: Is spying for Britannia in exchange for help with his daughter's medical bills. Leila knows this, but respects him too much to turn him in.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Oscar's Blue.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Leila; even after revealing himself to be a mole, he's still ready to lay down his life to protect her.

    Oscar Hammel 

The vice captain of the Guard Troops at W-0's headquarters.

    Gene Smilas 
Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka

A general of the EU and Leila's superior, as well as mentor.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He wants to rule over the Union as its emperor.
  • Big Good: Subverted. He's actually a power hungry man out to rule over the Union as its emperor.
  • Cool Old Guy: One of the few Europeans who seems to have respect for the Elevens.
  • Deal with the Devil: He made a deal with Shin's Euro-Britannia by allowing them to attack W-0's headquarters, all so he can make Leila into a martyr.
  • Distressed Dude: Briefly in Episode 1.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Is unhappy with the EU's corrupt elite, but still believes in its revolutionary ideals. Actually, he just wants to become its emperor.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's manipulated Leila and the youth of the military into believing he's a just man. He was able to convince the youth to initiate a coup by deceiving them into believing he's doing it for the sake of the Union and its people. He later uses Leila to inspire hope in the people during the riots and then to whip them into a unified frenzy by trying to make Leila into a martyr.
  • Nice Hat
  • Non-Action Guy: Is not seen directly fighting.
  • The Obi-Wan: To Leila. Subverted when she learns his true colors in episode 4.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Doesn't object to Leila's unconventional efforts to try and make things better. He's just pretending to be one to get the youth and Leila on his side.

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