Age: 17 (18 in R2)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Date of Birth: July 9
Blood Type: A
Height: 175 cm (5'9")
Shirley Fenette is a typical, all-around nice girl who is exceptionally friendly and loves her friends. She is a member of the swimming club. She admits to being infatuated with Lelouch since his enrollment on campus, but finds it extremely hard to get his attention. She has a habit of jumping to conclusions before people can explain things to her, particularly when Lelouch is concerned. Shirley was awarded 19th place in the 29th Anime Grand Prix for Favorite Female Character.
Shirley has a major role in the middle of the first season. After the Black Knights, led by Lelouch's alter ego Zero, indirectly cause the death of her father during the Battle of Narita, Villetta Nu suggests that Lelouch may be involved with the Black Knights, so Shirley follows him and discovers that he is in fact Zero. When Villetta covertly follows her and attempts to arrest Lelouch, Shirley shoots her to protect him. She tries to write a letter about her feelings on the situation to Lelouch, only to throw it aside. Mao uses his mind-reading Geass to manipulate her into killing Lelouch, but she cannot bring herself to do so. To alleviate her suffering, Lelouch uses his Geass to erase Shirley's memories of him. Lelouch expresses regret for having to do so, and even quietly suggests that he might have loved her. Shirley rediscovers her letter near the end of the first season, but cannot confront Lelouch about it because of the rebellion that takes place.
In the second season, Shirley's memories, along with the rest of Ashford's Student Council, have been rewritten by the Emperor, erasing her memories of Zero's identity for the second time. Her affection for Lelouch has returned over the intermidiate year. Her memories are restored by Jeremiah Gottwald's Geass Canceller.
After coming to terms with it, she comes to understand Lelouch's motivations and forgives him after realizing that he is alone in his quest. She resolves to support him as the one true thing in his life, but runs into Rolo; when she mentions that she wants to help Lelouch reunite with Nunnally, he mortally wounds her. She confesses her feelings to Lelouch when he finds her, and dies in his arms despite Lelouch's desperate attempts to command her to live. Her death was officially ruled as a suicide by a coroner.
Related anime:Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion TV, 2006
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Recaps TV-Special, 2006
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Picture Drama Bonus, 2007
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 TV, 2008
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch - Special Edition Black Rebellion OVA, 2008
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 Picture Drama Bonus, 2008
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 - Special Edition Zero Requiem OVA, 2009
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch - Kiseki no Birthday Picture Drama Bonus, 2010
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Kiseki no Birthday Picture Drama DVD Special, 2010
Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland OVA, 2012
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch - Nunnally in Wonderland OVA, 2012
Related manga:Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Manga, 2006
Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally Manga, 2006
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Queen Manga, 2007