Genetic Type: Coordinator Birthday: September 1 CE 57 Birthplace: ORB Age: GSD16 GSMovie18 Bloodtype: O Height: 168cm 173cm Weight: 55kg Memorable Belongings: His deceased younger sister Mayu039s cell phone Mobile Suit: ZGMFX56S Impulse Gundam ZGMFX42S Destiny Gundam Shinn is the first protagonist introduced but later conflict pits him against the established protagonists of the original Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. Thus he serves in both the quotheroquot and quotvillainquot roles at different points of the story. Shinn lives with his parents and his younger sister in the neutral country of Orb but the Earth Alliance attacks Orb on June 15. Only Shinn survives when his family is caught in a crossfire between the GATX131 Calamity and the ZGMFX10A Freedom mobile suits though it is not clear whether the Calamity or the Freedom was responsible for the explosion that kills Shinn039s family. Shinn blames Orbrsquos rulers the Athhas for his familyrsquos deaths believing that they should have surrendered to the attacking Earth Alliance Forces rather than endangering civilians in a battle that could not be won. Since then he had a lust for revenge and hated ORB and their quotsugarcoatedquot ideals of achieving peace without any weapons etc. Orb soldier Captain Todaka then takes care of Shinn and later sends him to the PLANTs where he joins ZAFT and graduates as one of the top students in his class as a quotZAFT Redquot. After graduation Shinn is assigned to pilot ZAFT039s ZGMFX56S Impulse and is stationed aboard the battleship Minerva under the command of Talia Gladys along with former military academy classmates Rey Za Burrel Vino Dupre Lunamaria Hawke Meyrin Hawke and Yolant Kent. Even though the bitter end of his family happened in the past he has never forgotten it and constantly has reoccuring flashbacks of that time including the good memories he has of his sister.