Smack in the middle of the controversy surrounding Gundam SEED Destiny is supposed lead Shinn Asuka. Shinn's backstory is unique amongst Gundam leads- his family killed in the last series partially by that series lead, Shinn is willingly serving the military and piloting a Gundam. He lives by a strong moral code, believing the current governments to be ineffective. If nothing else, Shinn brought something fresh to the table. But then it apparently all went wrong. By and large, most viewers see Shinn as slowly becoming more arrogant and villainous. Others don't. Some even theorise this was intentional. So is Shinn the most screwed up lead Gundam has ever had or one of the greatest leads it will ever know?