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General Characteristics
Codename Shenwu
Unit type Prototype Seventh Generation Knightmare Frame
Manufacturer Chawla Design Bureau
  • Chinese Federation
  • Chinese Liberation Army
Dimensions Overall Height: 4.49 meters
Weight Combat Weight: 9.71 metric tons
Powerplant Yggdrasil Drive (Mark V)
Equipment and Design Features
  • Dual-Eye Sensor Camera
  • Multispectral Sensor System
  • Landspinner Propulsion System
  • Baryon Shield System
Standard Armament
  • 2 x Sheng Biao
  • 1 x Guan Dao
  • Yu Hei

The Shenwu (Mandarin for "Divine Tortoise") is a knightmare frame utilized by the Chinese Liberation Army in Code Geass Megiddo. It is noteworthy as the personal knightmare of Major Yu Hei, one of the three Tianshou (Mandarin for "Heavenly Beasts"), the loyal followers of General Li Xingke.


The Shenwu generally looks akin to the Shenhu, except with a pair of feather antennae to the Shenhu's one and its own unique mask design. Colors are CLA standard green and red.


Developed (under forced coercion) by Rakshata Chawla herself as part of the Four Beasts line, the Shenwu 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 Shenwu was very much a product of the seventh generation; in fact, the Chinese had specifically requested that the Shenwu 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 Shenwu was designed to be the Ultimate Defensive Unit. Having been built by the same team that developed the Guren Isshiki, and later on the Guren Nisshiki, the Shenwu 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 Shenwu's case, it mounted powerful Baryon Shield emitters in its arms. An evolution of Blaze Luminous technology, the baryon shields could be generated at virtually any angle (depending on where the Shenwu extended its arms), with the resultant barriers possessing even greater power than standard Blaze Luminous or radiant wave shielding. As a side effect, the Shenwu could effectively "fire" these shields out as wide medium-range energy blasts, colliding them against targets for great physical damage.

Its secondary weapons are two "Sheng Biao" slash harkens mounted on its wrist. By wrapping or impaling an enemy with the slash harkens, the Shenwu can send a powerful electrical charge along the cable, instantly destroying the knightmare on the receiving end. Alongside, the Shenwu's wrist armor can spin in place to turn the Slash Harkens into powerful flails which can double as shields. Finally, the Shenwu is equipped with a guan dao as its melee weapon of choice. Possessing a telescopic pole, the guan dao has far greater reach than most melee weapons, allowing the Shenwu to fight its opponents while keeping out of range of their own weapons.


Though meant to be a pathfinder for future Chinese knightmares, the Shenwu, 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 Shenwu 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. The Shenwu itself would be taken by Major Yu Hei, the "eldest" and effective leader of the Tianshou. Though it would take him and his compatriots almost an entire year to learn to control their new weapons, Hei would eventually come to master the Shenwu and use it in his army's insurrection against the Britannian occupiers and their collaborators.