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
  • 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. How mild or severe depends on what happens in future episodes.
    • Elevated in the second episode, where his Blood Knight tendencies rub off on the delinquents (though that's heavily implied to be the result of an unspecified Geass order used on him). 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 implied he was Geass-commanded by his brother to die, and Akito resisted it completely he is 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 he can perfectly command Akito when he wants to. It's only because of Leila's Anti-Magic he finally resisted it completely.
  • 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
  • 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 is now freed from his brother's geass command completely, he becomes a full-fledged hero, no longer with his Ax-Crazy brutal killing method and 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's even his final line to his dead comrades. "Akito, why do you fight?" "...So I can die."
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Hate Plague: His Geass command seems to cause this to himself and every nearby European soldier, causing them to fight with inhuman ferocity while it lasts.
    • Heroic BSOD: 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.
  • One-Man Army
  • Short Hair with Tail
  • Slasher Smile: Several of them.
  • Sole Survivor
  • The Stoic: Off the battlefield, he´s a very quiet man bordering on emotionless, but he does atleast 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.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Fiercely protective of anyone under her command.
  • Anti-Magic: She is seemingly immune to Geass. Episode 4 reveals that she has a Geass Canceller-like sigil in her eyes, which may have something to do with it.
  • Arranged Marriage: To her older stepbrother Johann some time in the future.
  • The Atoner: Leila has feelings of guilt over the multitude of Elevens that died during the first W0 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 a katana-wielding opponent.
  • 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.
  • 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. republic.
  • 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 and during Form-Fitting Wardrobe scene aforementioned above.
  • Innocent Purple Eyes: Which in Code Geass terms sadly means Break the Cutie is coming.
  • Lady and Knight: The Lady to Akito's Knight.
  • Lady of War
  • Magical Eye: Episode 3 reveals that she contracted with C.C. as a child. It doesn't seem to be a Geass, though, what she has works and looks more like a Geass Canceller instead.
  • Nice Girl: She's one of the few characters with a pleasant demeanor, as long as you aren´t a jerkass.
  • Odango Hair
  • 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(out?) A Crush: She has an odd fascination with Akito for currently unexplained reasons, to the point where she sneaks out in the morning to see what he´s doing, only to get spotted immediately.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type B

    Ryo Sayama 
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino

The leader of a Japanese terrorist group arrayed against Britannia.

  • Hidden Depths: Despite his bravado, he admits that he only really wants to find a home for himself and his two friends.
  • 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 seemed sympathetic towards Akito after finding out that Akito's brother irrationally wanted him killed.

    Ayano Kosaka 
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa

An Eleven terrorist who's friends with Sayama

  • 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.
  • Tomboy: She wears jeans, coats, and shorts more often than Leila.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: The violet-colored stockings + hotpants variety.

    Yukiya Naruse 

The final member of Sayama's group, Yukiya excels at collecting data and handling explosives.

  • 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.
  • 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.

    Oscar Hamel 

    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 king.
  • Big Good: Subverted. He's actually a power hungry man out to rule over the Union as its king.
  • 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 the Euro Britannia controlled by Shin.
  • Distressed Dude: Briefly in episode 1.
  • Knight in Sour Armor
  • 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 the into a unified frenzy by making Leila into a martyr.
  • Nice Hat
  • Non-Action Guy: Appears to be, so far.
  • The Obi-Wan: To Leila. Subverted when she learns his true colors in episode 4.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He pretends to be one to get the youth and Leila on his side.