Hayato Jin is a character from Getter Robo and Is a main character in The Knights of the Multiverse. A founding member of the Crystal Knights, he pilots Getter Liger, later Shin Getter 2, alongside his longtime friend Ryoma Nagare and significant other Michiru Saotome. He also serves as the Knights' strategist.
A master of strategy, Hayato is acts with a general no-nonsense attitude who does whatever he feels is necessary. He will usually be the one coming up with battle tactics and giving "helpful" suggestions to the rest of the team. He's also well known for his brutal honesty, as he believes that there's no point in spreading lies to "make someone feel better".
On a seemingly normal day, Hayato, Ryoma and Michiru took the Getter out on patrol. Suddenly, they flew through a mysterious red portal, appearing next over top of a large forest.
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In the battle with L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s Trider G7, after Getter's Shine Spark failed against its Trider Bird Attack, Trider managed to get behind the mech and stabbed it in the back with its lance, piercing right through Hayato's cockpit.
Ryoma and Hayato are close comrades, with Hayato acting as sub-leader of Getter Team. Though the two still get into arguments about certain strategies, they've both still got each other's backs in the pilot's seats and out.
As long-standing partners in battle on their earth, Hayato considers Koji and Tetsuya as brothers-in-arms.
When Peridot first arrived, despite her more... eccentric outbursts, Hayato took special interest in her intelligence. He was even more interested when he discovered her investigative abilities. He then decided to take her under his wing and help her to both assist her with mathematical and scientific matters and assist her in getting through her social issues.
When he first met Candace, Hayato thought of her as nothing more than another overly-enthusiastic, clumsy fangirl. However, when he learned of her detective skills, mixed with her never-give-up attitude, he began to see her in a new light. He then took her under her wing to help her realize her true potential.
Like Ryoma, Hayato's character model used in KotM is the same one used from his appearance in the Getter Robo ArmageddonOVA, with some slight adjustments to match his appearance in the 1974 anime. For his appearance in flashbacks, his model is based off the one used in Super Robot Wars X Omega.