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General Characteristics
Codename Shenhu
Unit type Prototype Seventh Generation Knightmare Frame
Manufacturer Chawla Design Bureau
Operator
  • Chinese Federation
  • Chinese Liberation Army
Dimensions Overall Height: 4.53 meters
Weight Combat Weight: 9.33 metric tons
Powerplant Yggdrasil Drive (Mark V)
Equipment and Design Features
  • Dual-Eye Sensor Camera
  • Multispectral Sensor System
  • Landspinner Propulsion System
Standard Armament
  • 2 x Sheng Biao
  • 1 x Baryon Cannon
  • 1 x Jian
Pilot(s)
  • Li Xingke

The Shenhu (Mandarin for "Divine Tiger") is a knightmare frame utilized by the Chinese Liberation Army in Code Geass Megiddo. It is noteworthy as the personal knightmare of General Li Xingke, known to his enemies as the Chinese Tiger.

Appearance[]

More or less the original design. The only major change is that the original short sword has been replaced with a true jian as its main melee weapon of choice. Colors are now standard CLA green and red.

Design[]

Developed (under forced coercion) by Rakshata Chawla herself as part of the Four Beasts line, the Shenhu was meant to be a next-generation knightmare frame that would see the highly antiquated Chinese Liberation Army brought to the modern age. Possessing both advanced technology as well as the standard superior engineering of the Chawla Design Bureau, the Shenhu was very much a product of the seventh generation; in fact, the Chinese had specifically requested that the Shenhu and its three siblings be able to fight the Britannian Lancelot on equal footing. And though highly reluctant to serve the oppressive communists, Rakshata would nonetheless grant the Chinese a weapon like no other; one that would serve them well some years later.

Amongst its lineup, the Shenhu was designed to be the Ultimate Offensive Unit. Having been built by the same team that developed the Guren Isshiki, and later on the Guren Nisshiki, the Shenhu incorporated many design elements of its Japanese oriented counterparts, as well as some of its own unique features. Its main feature is its applied usage of baryon tech, which was the standard trait of the entire Four Beasts line. In the Shenhu's case, it mounted a powerful Baryon Cannon in its torso, subsequently its only form of firepower. Though functionally similar to a hadron cannon, the baryon cannon has a longer range and more power per shot than its hadron equivalent, though at the cost of a longer recharge rate. This weapon is powerful enough to break through warship or fortress level armor in a single shot.

Its secondary weapons are two "Sheng Biao" slash harkens mounted on its wrist. By wrapping or impaling an enemy with the slash harkens, the Shenhu can send a powerful electrical charge along the cable, instantly destroying the knightmare on the receiving end. Alongside, the Shenhu's wrist armor can spin in place to turn the Slash Harkens into powerful flails which can double as shields. Finally, the Shenhu is equipped with a jian sword as its melee weapon of choice. The jian is strong enough to cut through most forms of armor.

History[]

Though meant to be a pathfinder for future Chinese knightmares, the Shenhu, along with its three siblings, would prove too advanced and too difficult for most Chinese pilots to utilize. Thus, after several disastrous evaluation runs, some of which actually ended in pilot fatalities, the Shenhu and its brethren were placed into storage and promptly forgotten. As a result, the Chinese Liberation Army would continue to utilize the Yaoguai as its mainline knightmare, much to the detriment of Chinese devicers and commanders everywhere.

In 2018, however, the Federation would become annexed by Britannia, and the Chinese Liberation Army would end up going rogue and underground under the direction of its last commanding General, Li Xingke. Through this process, Li and his disciples, the Tianshou, would rediscover the Four Beasts and promptly put them back into action, with Li taking the Shenhu for himself. Though it would take him and his followers almost an entire year to learn to control their new weapons, Li would eventually come to master the Shenhu and use it in his army's insurrection against the Britannian occupiers and their collaborators.

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