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General Characteristics
Codename Guren Nishiki
Unit type Prototype Seventh Generation Knightmare Frame
Manufacturer Kyoto House
Operator Order of the Black Knights
Dimensions Overall Height: 4.51 meters
Weight Combat Weight: 7.37 metric tons
Powerplant Yggdrasil Drive (Mark V)
Equipment and Design Features
  • Dual-Eye Sensor Camera
  • Multispectral Sensor System
  • Landspinner Propulsion System
Standard Armament
  • Radiant Wave Surger
  • Fork Knife
  • Slash Harken
  • Grenade Launcher

The Guren Nishiki (Japanese for "Crimson Lotus Type Two") is a Knightmare frame utilized by the Order of the Black Knights in Code Geass Megiddo. It is noteworthy as the personal Knightmare of Black Knight ace Major Kallen Kouzuki, known as the Red Dragoness.


The original design. No major changes.


A major upgrade of the preceding Guren Isshiki, the Nishiki is considered by Black Knights engineer Rakshata Chawla to be her magnum opus in Knightmare design, as well as a forerunner to her later creations. Radically different from its Britannian counterparts, its technology is on par with most seventh generation Knightmare Frames, a fact that is a source of pride for its manufacturers.

Its primary upgrade, however, is its right hand, which extends and terminates in clawed fingers. Stored within the hand is the Radiant Wave Surger, a powerful microwave radiation emitter that functions upon grabbing onto an enemy Knightmare. By activating the emitter, the Guren Nishiki can fry the enemy's electronics and warp the frame itself, not only rendering the unfortunate machine completely unsalvageable but often damaging the pilot's ejection system, usually ensuring that the pilot will perish with his craft. While not designed as such, the Radiant Wave Surger can also function as a shield. It has been shown to block the lances of enemy Knightmares, bullets from Knightmare rifles, and a shell from the Lancelot's VARIS rifle.

Aside from its Surger, the Guren Nishiki possesses a small fork knife, a grenade launcher within its left arm, and a single slash harken. The Guren Nishiki's speed and strength can also easily match the Lancelot's. Initially, its lack of long-range weapons made it a close-combat model suited for a defensive position in combat; even so, Kallen's skill in piloting made it a formidable offensive weapon.

Later on after the Devastation, Black Knights engineer Rakshata would refit the Guren (which had miraculously survived the fallout nearly unscathed) with several upgrades, namely a newer, much more powerful Radiant Wave Surger arm for its primary weapon. Besides its original functions, this unit can now fire microwaves in a ranged beam or in a wide-area burst that can short out enemy machines caught within it, as well extend the arm on a tether while being guided by a built-in rocket harken. Along with that, the Guren was given a new head module with upgraded optics and radar, thus giving it superior detection and tracking capabilities from before.


Shortly after being given to the Black Knights by Kyoto House, the Guren would make its debut at the Battle of Narita, where it first uses its Surger to disrupt the water table of the mountain, causing a massive mudslide that wipes out most of the Britannian forces. During the battle, Kallen would defeat Colonel Jeremiah Gottwald in a Sutherland, duel Princess Cornelia li Britannia in her custom Gloucester and nearly defeat her as well, and then go on to duel Suzaku in the Lancelot for the first time. Though the battle was lost, both Kallen and the Nishiki would go on to take part in every Black Knight operation, acting as their "Ace".

During many of these operations, the Guren and Lancelot would face off against each other, though each of their battles would result in a draw. During the Black Rebellion, the Guren would act as the Black Knights' vanguard on the ground, once more fighting the Lancelot, though this time it would nearly be defeated when Suzaku destroyed its Surger; only Zero's timely intervention kept the crazed knight from finishing both Knightmare and pilot off. After being partially repaired, Kallen would take the Guren to Kamine Island in her pursuit of Suzaku and Lelouch, thereby sparing her Knightmare, and herself, from Operation Nero.

After the Devastation, both Kallen and her Knightmare would link up with the rest of the Black Knights and survivors in Okinawa, from which the Guren was upgraded into its current form. From there, the newly promoted Major Kallen Kouzuki would use her time in Okinawa to train future Black Knight pilots as well as replacements for her personal unit, 0 Knightmare Squadron "Rei" (better known as Zero Squadron), the latter she would have outfitted with Guren Isshikis of their own.

Eight years later, Kallen would once again take the Guren into active combat against Britannia, starting with the failed attempt to capture Prince Lelouch vi Britannia (originally Zero) and the Mordred in Libya, and then later on using it to protect the Izumo from a trap set by Prince Schneizel, during which she would fight the prototype Brunor. Though the Guren took heavy damage, Kallen would manage to come on top and obliterate the enemy Knightmare with her Radiant Wave Surger, before leading Zero Squadron once more to cover for the Black Knights' full retreat, as directed by Zero.