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    Akito Hyuga
Voiced by: Miyu Irino as an adult and Ryoka Yuzuki as a child (Japanese), Micah Solusod as an adult and Apphia Yu as a child (English)

The main protagonist and titular character of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled. He's a member of the special unit W-0 (Wyvern Squad) of the Europia United army. After a disastrous first operation he's left as the sole survivor of the unit's initial batch of Japanese pilots. Quiet and reserved, he's an incredibly skilled combatant whose prowess in battle earns him the nickname "Ghost of Hannibal" from the Euro-Britannia army. He also serves as Leila Malcal's bodyguard and even gives her advice at times.

  • Ace Custom: He gains one in the final episode known as the Alexander Liberte, which is Akito's original Alexander unit upgraded with the latest technology that the W-0 could afford to put on it.
  • Ace Pilot: The best one that the W-0 has to offer.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not by choice. As a boy, he was geassed by his older brother Shin to "die". However, as Akito was still a child at the time and thus too young to understand the concept of death, the order failed to register and he ended up living. However, the order itself remained within his psyche and eventually translated into killing everything that stood in his path when activated in battle. This later goes away thanks to Leila and his friends continuously reaching out to Akito to not give in to the order and eventually succeed.
  • The Berserker: His battle style when piloting a Knightmare, especially in the Alexander.
  • Blood Knight: In the first few episodes he's rather eager at the idea of taking on enemy Knightmares complete with Slasher Smile and all. This eventually fades after his second battle with Ashley.
  • Broken Hero: At the start of the series, he's a rather cynical and emotionless with a desire to "die" thanks to his Dark and Troubled Past. He eventually grows out of this by the end thanks to time spent with the W-0 unit.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: With Leila.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Shin's Cain.
  • Character Development: Come Episode 3 he starts to finally bond with Leila and the others thanks to their time with the Gypsy Caravan. This and later events slowly has the effect of turning Akito to a more friendly and caring person, something that also allows to finally overcome his brother's geass order once and for all. The final episode even has him cracking genuinely warm smiles such as when he agrees that Ashley become a pilot for the W-0 in their final battle.
  • Chick Magnet: A downplayed example compared to Lelouch. While Akito isn't about to go on dates with 108 girls, he does end up receiving the affections of both Leila and Ayano.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When fighting Knightmare to Knightmare, he doesn't aim for the mech. He aims for the cockpit.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Blue hair and eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a child he was the sole survivor of his family's massacre by Shin and was later even geassed by the latter into dying, though the order didn't stick but ended up severely affecting Akito's mental state in the years to come.
  • Death Seeker: He's instilled with a desire to "die" thanks to his brother. Subverted in that Akito never truly attempts to kill himself or let himself be killed during battle as seen in the first episode where he had the perfect opportunity to do so thanks to the bombs that were initially planted on his Alexander.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Always has a dry quip for a situation. It's his defense mechanism, to hide his lack of emotions and psychosis from others.
  • The Dreaded: Greatly feared throughout Britannia as "The Ghost of Hannibal" for his fighting tactics in his Alexander in the Eastern European front.
  • First-Name Basis: With Leila in the final episode after the two of them leave the E.U. army. He initially called her "Commander" again but after seeing Leila's disappointed expression he realizes his mistake and finally calls her by her first name. Leila responds by kissing him on the lips.
  • Foil: A very, very strong one to Suzaku. Both are Eleven Soldiers who have Death Seeker tendencies and fight for a woman they care for. However, Suzaku started out as firmly idealistic until Euphemia's death caused him to turn to cynicism and constantly betray those around him including those he cared for. Akito on the other hand started out firmly cynical, but his time with the W-0 unit turns him into a better and more idealistic person. He is also quite loyal to his comrades and, unlike Suzaku, he's able to live out a peaceful life with Leila at the end.
  • 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 BSoD: Akito undergoes this in Episode 2 when he remembers his past. As his mind was linked with his squad at the time, they also see his memories and experience the same thing.
  • Heroic Bastard: Akito counts as one since he wasn't the blood-born son of Shin's father, but the son of another man whom their mother had an affair with.
  • The Insomniac: Akito has trouble sleeping at night because of his past.
  • 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 as shown in the first OVA. Despite being outnumbered and out of ammo, the moment the self-destruct mechanism of his unit is disabled he quickly proceeds to dominate the remaining enemy forces by himself with little to no trouble.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both his parents died when he was a young child.
  • The Power of Love: When Shin orders him to kill Leila, Akito just can't bring himself to do it as he cares too much about her. He then becomes one of the few people to overcome Geass with sheer willpower.
  • Red Baron: He's known as the "Ghost of Hannibal" by Euro-Britannia.
  • Short Hair with Tail: He's had the style since he was a kid apparently. He even cuts the tail off so Leila can have something to bury in the worst case scenario before the last mission, but is seen to have grown it back later on.
  • Slasher Smile: Displays several of them early on before fading as Character Development settles in.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the W-0 Unit's first mission.
  • The Stoic: Off the battlefield, he's a very quiet man bordering on emotionless, but he does at least display a sense of humor. During the later episodes, he starts to open up to Leila and his comrades though he still remains calm and composed for the most part.
    • Not So Stoic: When on the battlefield he's practically the opposite of how he usually is, screaming again and again for his opponents to die as he savagely beats them to death.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite being somewhat blunt and rude early on, he's this towards Leila. He won't tolerate anyone trying to mess with her as seen with how he scares Ioan off in the first episode when he mocks her in public. Not even Shin trying to geass Akito in killing her is enough to make him actually go through with it.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Flashbacks show that Akito was once an innocent child like any other until the incident with Shin happened. After that he became more stoic and mentally unstable.

    Leila Malcal
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)

The main heroine of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled. She is Akito Hyuga's superior who serves as The Strategist and later commander of the W-0 unit. Though a member of the E.U. army, she's actually Britannian by birth but was raised in the E.U. after her family defected thanks to disagreeing with the Britannian Empire's policies and system. She develops a friendship with Akito early on, often asking him about what he thinks regarding certain matters, and later falls in love with him.

  • Action Girl: Leila is accomplished in aikido and possibly jujutsu, which she demonstrates to anyone unfortunate enough to think she's a soft target.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Fiercely protective of anyone under her command.
  • Arranged Marriage: To her older stepbrother Ioan in the future. It's basically null and void by the finale as Leila fakes her death and decides to live together with Akito and the others as a member of the Gypsy Caravan.
  • The Atoner: Leila has feelings of guilt over the multitude of Elevens that died during the W-0's first operation due to her not removing her incompetent racist commander earlier than she did.
  • Benevolent Boss: In contrast to Anou, Leila cares deeply for the soldiers of W-0 unit and treats her staff very well.
  • Big Brother Bully: The youngest of her older brothers, Ioan, 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 Ioan does care for her at heart too when he tries talking her into coming home rather than continue risking her life in Episode 3.
  • Blue Blood: Her family was originally Britannian nobility before defecting. It's also revealed at the end that the castle where the W-0 unit were based at had originally belonged to her family's ancestors before they fled Napoleon's forces.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Gentle Girl to Akito's Brooding Boy.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: In a Picture Drama. She turns into an laughing drunk off the smell of sake.
  • Cool Bike: Leila rides one in Episode #2 that looks like someone applied KMF tech to build a concept sportbike. It's a One-Scene Wonder with no impact to the plot, so it doubles as Technology Porn.
  • Cultured Badass: She reads Guilbert's Essays on Tactics at a party.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her biological parents were killed on two separate incidents on the same day. A terrorist planted a bomb while her father gave a speech to the public and her mother died in a car crash later that day.
  • Defector from Decadence: Leila is the child of Britannian nobles who disagreed with the Britannian system and defected to the democratic E.U.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Inverted. She's the most feminine character and she doesn't know anything about cooking since she led a comfortable with servants doing the cooking.
  • First-Name Basis: She starts calling Akito by his first name come Episode 3 after she calms him down with a hug when he starts to panic when remembering his Dark and Troubled Past. By the finale she's shown to be disappointed that Akito still refers to her as "Commander" instead of her own first name despite both of them having already left the army. Akito catches on and corrects himself by finally calling her "Leila" much to her joy.
  • Foil: Is one to two characters from the first series: Euphemia and Lelouch. On the side of Euphemia, she's a Wide-Eyed Idealist with a strong attraction to an "Eleven" Pilot of noble blood and a great belief in the good of people and determined to make the world a better place. However, she's much more pragmatic than Euphemia and is an Action Girl. Meanwhile, like Lelouch she's The Strategist to an elite team of "Elevens" who fights against a tyranical empire and possesses a powerful Geass that aids her in defeating the enemy. She even has a tragic past which destroyed her family and left her in the care of a non-noble but still very rich family. However, she's A Mother To Her Men and is much closer to her group, not to mention not as cynical as Lelouch. And, most importantly, unlike the two of them Leila doesn't die and keeps a positive image to the world instead of being demonized.
  • 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.
  • Girly Run: During the last portion of the series, she runs like this to catch up with Akito.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Light blonde hair and very sweet.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers from one during Episode 4 when she believes Akito had died. Though since they were under invasion at the time, she gets back up after some pep talk from Claus. Afterwards though, she silently cries to herself in her room. That doesn't last long either as she eventually comes to the belief that he's alive as proven by the end.
  • Hidden Buxom: Compare her in her usual outfit to her Form-Fitting Wardrobe scene.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: More purple than blue, but it fits.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: Played straight. She's an Action Girl leading forces against British oppressors and inspiring people along the way. Smilas even refers to her as their very own Jeanne d'Arc. He tries to take advantage of this by turning Leila into a martyr whose death would motivate the rest of Europia into supporting him in his bid to take over.
  • 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: Much like Usagi's from Sailor Moon if she kept the rest of her hair down, though she does trade them for normal Girlish Pigtails when she changes into pilot gear.
  • Official Couple: With Akito at the end of the final episode.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both her parents died when she was still a little girl. Her father was assassinated while giving a speech, and her mother died the same day in a car crash.
  • RapunzelHair: Reaches down to her waist.
  • Rousseau Was Right: 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.
  • Ship Tease: With Akito. She develops a strong interest in him early on and is the overall closest to him out of all the members of the W-0 unit. Akito for his part is very loyal towards Leila and her feelings for him are eventually reciprocated in the final episode as she and Akito live out their lives together peacefully and away from the war between the E.U. and Britannia.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: As mentioned in Rosseau Was Right, she's a firm believer in the idea that all humans are good by nature which causes her to clash with Shin and his nihilistic beliefs.
  • The Workaholic: Anna mention that she's workaholic. Justified since she's not only the commander of W-0 unit, but she has to oversee military missions, supervise day-to-day operations, and also report to her superiors as well.

    Ryo Sayama
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese), Ricco Fajardo (English)

A Japanese youth in charge of a terrorist cell based out in Europia. Together with his friends Ayano and Yukiya, all three are conscripted into the W-0 unit after their failure to kidnap General Gene Smilas in an attempt to steal the latest Knightmare Frame that the E.U. had to offer. Though initially unimpressed with Akito and Leila, he's quick to warm-up to them after their mission in Slonim.

  • An Axe to Grind: Both of his machines feature it.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Akito and Leila, especially the former, by the end of Episode 2.
  • 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.
  • Hot-Blooded: To the point he's the sort of guy who uses punching to settle arguments without any real ill will behind it.
  • Irony: A small one as it never actually gets brought up during the story. Prior to joining the W-0 unit, Ryo was in charge of a group that had precisely eleven members. This in a series where the Japanese are called Elevens.
  • Pet the Dog: He becomes sympathetic towards Akito after finding out that Akito's brother irrationally wanted him killed as a young boy. This eventually leads to the two of them becoming good friends.
  • Shipper on Deck: During Episode 3, the look on his face says it all as he prevents Ayano from following after Leila chases after Akito into the woods.
  • Super Drowning Skills: He doesn't know how to swim and he has to be rescued by the others when he falls into a river.

    Ayano Kosaka
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English)

A young Japanese girl from Ryo's terrorist group. Together with Ryo and Yukiya, she was conscripted into W-0 unit after their failure to kidnap General Smilas.

  • Absolute Cleavage: When not in battle she wears her pilot suit like this.
  • Ancestral Weapon: She has a kodachi passed down to her from the days when her family were still samurai. It's taken by Leila after Ayano and her friends are conscripted into the W-0 unit and later given to Akito so that he could return it once their mission in Slonim was over. Once she finds out, Ayano instead decides to let him keep it in the hope that it'll bring him good luck.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: In a Picture Drama. She turns into an crying drunk just from the smell of sake.
  • Expy: Somewhat serves as one to Kallen from the original series. Although she isn't a Hot-Blooded Ladette, instead being a calmer Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
  • The Heart: Becomes something of this for Wyvern Squad. She even defeats Jean with a Cool Down Hug that convinces her to not launch the missile to destroy Pendragon.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She likes Akito, who's not interested in anybody but Leila.
  • Shameful Strip: Played for Laughs as she receives one in Episode 3 from the Old Gypsies.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Between her and Leila she's quite definitely the Tomboy of the two. That doesn't stop having feminine interests however as seen with how she's rather excited to buy a pretty dress in the market and is disappointed when Leila's credit was locked out by the vindictive quartermaster.

    Yukiya Naruse
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese), Aaron Dismuke (English)

The third member of Ryo's terrorist group. Yukiya excels at collecting data and handling explosives. Like his boss and Ayano, he's also conscripted into joining the E.U. army's W-0 unit after they failed kidnapping attempt of General Smilas.

  • Boomerang Bigot: A member of an oppressed people is himself racist towards his own people.
  • Character Development: By the final two episodes he's learned to care deeply about his new friends in the W-0 unit.
  • The Cracker: He hacked into a military grade security system undetected, though he (mostly) settles for less malicious forms of hacking after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Determinator: As best shown in Episode 5, even while still in recovery from his injuries the guy simply refuses to just lay down while the rest of the squad are fighting for their lives.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He blew up an entire building full of Elevens just to get revenge on his bullies.
  • 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.
  • Friendly Sniper: Both of his machines are long-ranged equipped, and after he warms up to Akito and Leila, he more or less becomes this.
  • Mad Bomber: When not in a Knightmare, bombs seem to be his Weapon of Choice as he used them to take out his abusers prior to joining Ryo's crew and was ready to blow himself up as a means helping Ryo and Ayano more than once.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He bombed a school that had the same classmates who scarred his hand. The evil part also comes from how he seemed unconcerned with any other students who weren't responsible for abusing him.
  • Playful Hacker: On a good day he's one of these, given his use of cutesy mascot characters when working and treating things like fun games. That said even at the best of times his sense of "fun" is very questionable, and likely terrifying, as lampshaded by Ayano.
  • Scars Are Forever: He has many scars on his body, courtesy of Eleven bullies.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ryo and Ayano. As mentioned he attempts to blow himself and those around him up should any harm come to them.

    Anna Clément
Voiced by: Ai Kayano (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English)

The scientist responsible for developing the special Knightmare Frame of the W-0 unit the Alexander. She is a childhood friend of Leila.

    Claus Warwick

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)

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, 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: He's working as a spy for Euro-Britannia in exchange for help with his daughter's medical bills. Leila knows this, but respects him too much to turn him in.
  • Karma Houdini: Nothing happens to him after he's outed as a double agent for EU-Britannia.
  • 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
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese), Chuck Huber (English)

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

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Leads some EU soldiers to fight against Order of St. Michael Knigtmare when they raid W-0 HQ.
  • Nice Hat: He's never really seen without his officer's hat on.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When Leila takes command of W-0 from Anou, he has no objections and even helps subdue the latter.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Claus's Red.
  • The Stoic: Tends to be rather serious and straitlaced.
    • Not So Stoic: Following the success of the E.U. offensive in Episode 2 he grins and does a fist pump, though he quickly resumes his regular expression.
  • Stoic Spectacles: As mentioned above he's rather serious individual compared to his comrades in the W-0 unit.

    Pierre Anou 

The ex-commanding officer of W-0, who also happens to be racist. Gets replaced by Leila in the first OVA episode.

  • Armchair Military: Anou acts like this for the few minutes he's on screen, and gets called on it by Leila due to him ordering the W-0 unit to self-destruct in order to take out enemy Knightmares when it would serve no practical purpose.
  • Bad Boss: Anou see the Eleven as expandable soldiers and threaten Leila with a gun.

    Gene Smilas 
Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English)
A skilled dictator is much more beneficial to humanity than a democracy of ignorant people

A general of the E.U. army. He is Leila's direct superior and as well as mentor.

  • Ambition Is Evil: He wants to rule over the E.U. as its emperor.
  • Asshole Victim: No one sheds any tears when Ashley kills him.
  • 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. After his true nature is revealed it's implied that he's likely faking it.
  • 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 as he ends up on the receiving end of a kidnapping attempt by Ryo's group.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Is unhappy with the EU's corrupt elite, but still believes in its revolutionary ideals. In truth however 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: Wears one when heading an operation himself.
  • Non-Action Guy: Is not seen directly fighting.
  • 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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