Kanon Maldini is a subordinate of Schneizel el Britannia serving as a political and military adviser. While celebrating Tianzis marriage to Prince Odysseus he makes a joke to Milly Ashford about being Schneizels assistant in both public and private matters only to wave it off shortly thereafter. Kanon follows Suzaku to the Kururugi Temple in order to investigate and capture Zero while there he obtains conclusive evidence not only of the masked terrorists identity but also of the existence of Geass. This evidence proves essential in convincing the leaders of the Black Knights to betray Zero. When Schneizel decides to stage a coup dtat Kanon notes that hes finally made the decision but seems apprehensive about it.