|Japanese Name||Shinju Shian|
|Seiyu (Japanese)||Satsuki Yukino|
|Voice Actor (English)|
|Eyes||Dark jade green|
Long dark rose Pink and palm yellow with spikes on the ends
|Previous team||Team 5D's|
|Occupation||Top Grade Duel Academy
Teacher - Ra Yellow
Cyan Shinju, known as Shinju Shian in the Japanese version, is a character from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, and one out of 5 of the mysterious Signers. She is known widely under the alias Unicorn Rider, known as White Unicorn Rider in the Japanese version.
Cyan is the future third descendant of the Pearl (Shinju) Family, and her deck should represents of June’s monsters like “Light Magician Rose”. Like Yusei, Cyan grew up on the streets with no home without parents. But always been caring and optimistic by nature, she is very mature for her age and has a heart of an angel known as always looks out and standing up for her friends and believes there’s always a good side to everyone.
Just like June and April’s hairstyles, Cyan has a conventional, long hairstyle, her hair colour is dark rose pink on the outside and light yellow in the middle. Her hair is held back with a red purple headband. Her other features are jade green eyes and light tan skin.
Her wardrobe appears to be a influences a mixture of clothes of June’s fashion of clothes and street like. Cyan wears a white and red street coat with grey buttons on the bottom and middle, this coat is opened to reveal a red/black short top with fancy lining. She also wears a black neckchoker, as well as a pair of a dark, elbow-length gloves with a pair of red purple belts above them. Her pants and street boots are the same colour as her gloves with at the with a ribbon belt at the back of her pants, which is connected to her belt.
Cyan’s Duel Disk has cream white, sky blue and white trim with yellow jewels which she uses in all her duels.
Cyan was raised in New Domino City. She was a happy, cheerful and playful girl who had lots of friends and was loved by everyone who knew her. Although she was happy, her father was unable to spend much time with her as she would have liked, due to his work as an important scientist.
Cyan fell asleep waiting for her father to come home for her birthday. When he got home, her father carried her off to bed and left her present next to her. The next day, Cyan opened the present and thanked her father. She wanted to duel but her father was unable to as promised, due to the fact he had to leave for work and wouldn’t return for a month. This cause Cyan to storm off crying that she hated him.
Cyan's father eventually managed to make time for a duel. After being interrupted by his cellphone, he had to cancel the duel and leave. Cyan got upset and stormed off to her room. Her father then, told the man on the cellphone that he's having some issues with his daughter. The man then, said he should fix the issue between him and his daugher and could come in another day. After her father got off his cellphone and went into Cyan’s bedroom, he told Cyan that he was so sorry, Cyan forgave him and continued their Duel. As Cyan got older, she learnt to forgive people and don’t let people suffer, especially her parents.
Teenage LifeWhen Cyan turn 13, she gained entrance to a Duel Academy. She had a goal to become a pro Duelist with a powerful Seven Heavens Deck and was ranked as a Ra Yellow Duelist. One day, she met Akiza Izinski when she first came to Duel Academy. Cyan stood up to Akiza after she harmed one of the boys during a duel. causing her to be challenged by Akiza to a duel. During this dangerous duel, her birthmark of the Crimson Dragon appeared, it is the same mark as Akiza's. She uses her Heaven Dragon to win the duel. Everyone started to tease Akiza by calling her a “witch” and “freak”. Cyan said in a harsh and tough voice to stop. Everyone stopped in their tracks when Cyan gave them “the look” when she wanted people to stop teasing her or her friends. But Akiza, already upset enough, stormed off in tears. Cyan felt sorry for Akiza because all she wanted to do was to be her friend, but Akiza disappeared. Afterwards Cyan continued her Duel Academy years, but was worried that that birthmark would return and thinks that it might a sign of bad luck or something else. When Cyan was 16, Cyan went from a happy, cheerful girl into a sad, quiet street girl after her father was killed in a car accident and her mother was sick and died a year later. Cyan was placed in an orphanage, but she ran away.
Though her teen years, she had learnt how to survive on the streets with her own D-Runner but causes problems with Sector Security.
Cyan first appear when Leo and Luna were late at night after they separated from Yusei and the others, Sector Security spotted them and they were in trouble till a Duel-Runner made a entrance and landed in front of them. A voice said to them “get on!”, Leo and Luna got on the Runner and speed off. Cyan used one of her tricks to lose Sector Security, they managed to find Yusei and Cyan introduced herself. Yusei thanked Cyan for saving Leo and Luna. Then Cyan put on her helmet and speed off. Leo thought she was so cool.
Like Yusei and Akiza, Cyan was is a participant in the Fortune Cup tournament and faces Jill deLauncebeaux as her opponent for the first round. She won the Duel using her signature monster, Heavens Dragon. By using that monster however, it helped reveal her as the famous Unicorn Rider to the audience. Rex Goodwin and Jeager wanted Jill to expose her as a Signer, however even with her incredible dueling skills, Akutsu’s D-Sensor didn’t receive a reading.
Cyan’s next opponent in the Fortune Cup for round two was a Turbo Duel against a Duelist named Turbo, a mysterious man who attempted to confuse and manipulate her with tragic insights into her past. It was revealed that Turbo was Cyan’s ex boyfriend who is dumped cause of his behaviour against the other people, especially towards Akiza. Rex and Jeager are hopeful that this strategy will confirm Cyan’s existence as a Signer. After pushed to her limits and patience by Turbo, Cyan got angry, revealing her Dragon birthmark.
Cyan was then claimed victorious against Turbo, and moves on the Fortune Cup finals, in which she faces Akiza. Before the duel before the two woman, Yanagi noticed how most of the spectators watching are now rooting for Cyan or calling her “White Unicorn”, Cyan was seen as being not impressed at all.
Before the Duel, Akiza told that she would get revenge against Cyan after she embarrassed her at Duel Academy. Cyan was shock and confused, she tried to tell Akiza that she was trying to be her friend but she didn’t want to listen. After Akiza’s first crippling attack against Cyan, she realizes Akiza’s third emotion, that she finds pleasure and joy in the destruction she causes to others. With a slightly insane smile. Cyan tries to break Akiza free from her dark half by claiming she doesn’t really want to hurt people, including herself. Cyan manages to win the Duel but she was weaken by Akiza’s attacks. Yusei mange to grab Cyan before she passed out. After Cyan was too weak to carry on in the so she was out of the Tournament.
Post Fortune Cup
After the Fortune Cup, Cyan was fixing her D-Runner till one night while she was getting some new parts for her Runner, she encounters a Dark Signer named as Judith, and the two engage in a Shadow Duel. During the Duel, Judith accuses her of stealing her boyfriend from her during their Duel Academy years and seeks revenge. Cyan protests her accusations. Judith managed to summon her Earthbound Soldier, but before she could order an attack, another Dark Signer finishes his Duel, causing enough damage to the streets that they collapsed causing Cyan to fall, holding on for life, lucky for her, Jack Atlas turned up and grab her before she fell.
After the Fortune Cup, Cyan's mark starts to throb as Yusei duels Kalin, although she is not present at the duel. She knows that this is related to the vision they witnessed during the Fortune Cup. After Yusei nearly loses, her mark stops glowing, causing her to worry about Yusei.
Shortly after, she, along with the rest of the Signers, accepts an invitation from Rex Goodwin to his residence. She shows some hesitation, as she recalls how Rex forced Yusei to participate in the Fortune Cup. There, the Signers learn more of the legend of the Crimson Dragon, as well as the Dark Signers. Rex told Cyan that she was special that the Crimson Dragon choose her for her strong will power and find the good inside people like Akiza. After realizing her duty as a Signer, she joins Yusei and the others to Satellite, to face their destined battle against the Dark Signers. Shortly after arriving to Satellite, Cyan stay behind to look the children while Yusei was dueling against Rudger. Afterwards, the Signers learn of the 4 towers that serves as controllers to the Old Momentum, the 4 cards of the Signers being the keys. The Signers decide to split up, with each Signer going to a different tower.
Cyan went to the fourth tower to duel Judith, accompanied by Mina and Akiza. Once they arrive at the destruction, they surprised to see an old abandoned KC carnival. Cyan finds Judith in the Labyrinth of Mirrors, and was trapped there.
As their duel continues, Judith tells the tale of Cyan stealing her “love of life” from her though the use of her Heart Broken Spells. Cyan learns that long ago, though her Duel Academy years, she was the most popular girl in her class, all the boys liked her, even Judith’s boyfriend which made Judith really jealous when she saw how he was looking at her. One day, Judith’s followed Cyan on her way to class with the other Ra Yellow Duelists, he wanted to ask her out on a date but she rejected him, telling him that he already has a beautiful girlfriend. Judith overheard their conservation and thought that Cyan said yes. Judith’s Bad Heart trap card showed to Cyan that news of her boyfriend dumped her for Cyan cause Judith to have an accident, hospitalizing her. Not wanting to die without avenging for her boyfriend dumping her for the another girl, she was born as a Dark Signer.Cyan, unable to handle the pressure of having murdered someone, all because of a boy, loses the will to continue the duel. Mina talk some sense into Cyan that Judith was the one with the problem not Cyan, which means Cyan never did anything wrong. Judith summons her powerful Heart Broken End Queen Dragon, inflicting more damage to her. Cyan remains calm and confidence after the attack. As her sinister persons in the end has found a way to unleashed Light End Dragon. The two of them finally confront face to face.
As Yusei, Jack, and Crow accept the Duel in order to stop the resurrection of the King of the Netherworld. Cyan, Akiza, Mina, Trudge, Leo, Luna can at first only watch the duel while supporting them. However, when "Earthbound Immortal Wiraqocha Rasca" is Summoned, it tries to cheat by Summoning a flock of demonic black birds to attack Yusei, Jack, and Crow. Cyan, Akiza and Luna are able to provide actual aid by Summoning "Heaven Dragon", "Black Rose Dragon" and "Ancient Fairy Dragon" to fight the horde.
After the duel between Rex Goodwin and Yusei, she sits in front of a cafe with Leo, Luna, Akiza, and Mina, they are apparently waiting for Yusei, Jack, and Crow. Simultaneously laughing in amusement as Carly is flustered over her forgotten role in the prior events, as well as rejoicing in the number of lives saved.
Pre-World Racing Grand Prix
Half a year later, Cyan spends most of her time preparing her Duel Runner for the World Turbo Grand Prix. One day, while riding her Duel Runner, she ended up been challenged by a mysertious Duelist called Ghost. Cyan was able to defeat Ghost but her Duel Runner breaks down. Cyan is then found impaled in the abdomen by a large shard.(In the English dub, the shard and blood was removed, and she is said to have cuts and bruises.) Yuesi takes her to Martha's refuge facility, in order to receive the required surgery. Dr. Schmitt, assisted by Martha manage to save Cyan's life. When Cyan awakens and meeting with Trudge, he explained that the robot he faced was known as a Duelbot and that it was a test robot designed to see if they could be used in Sector Security's forces. Cyan feels that something big was coming and had to prepare for the worst. later on, Her friends construct her a new Duel Runner.
As she recovers. She watches Akiza during her Duel Runner lessons. On the day of Akiza's final exam, Akiza asked Cyan about her tricks when she Turbo Duels. Like the rest, she was present during her first official Turbo duel, in which she was able to defeat Trudge. But the duel was almost interrupted by a trap plotted by some guys that despised Akiza. However, Jack found out and beat them up for their cruel actions.
World Racing Grand PrixWhen she fully recovered from her injury. Cyan later joins Team 5D's as the substitute, and decides to support her friends throughout the World Racing Grand Prix. When Crow is injured while training for the WRGP and must sit the first round out, Cyan takes his place on the team. Crow is a little upset at first, but eventually warms up to it, to the point that she receives a call from him so that she can practice. On the day of the first round, after Jack had lost against Andre, Cyan becomes nervous before her duel begins, since it was while since she Turbo Duel. In response to that, Yusei points out that she is not alone like before. Yusei gives her his "Stardust Dragon", and believes that she can use it well. Cyan commences her duel, but Andre is able to drastically reduce her life points. Despite being pushed into a corner, Cyan is able to Summon not only her "Heaven Dragon", but also Yusei's "Stardust Dragon". Despite the fact that her life points were low, Cyan mangaed to win the Duel.
After Yusei wins his duel against Primo, she is with the other members of Team 5D's, discussing the matter of the Three Emperors of Yliaster. She later assists in luring out Lazar to gain information on them. When Lazar shows them a Turbo Duel Puzzle to access a database Cyan completes the first puzzle after Lazar had failed. She is seen as part of the pit crew once Crow has his arm healed, supporting her teammates through their victories against Team Taiyo and Team Ragnarok and appears with Yusei, Jack, and Crow to confront and compliment the teams. Cyan, Akiza and the twins help Carly in her report about Team 5D's recalling the events that brought them together only to have it ruined when Stephanie accidentally spilled coffee all over Carly's computer.
During Yusei's duel with Aporia, Cyan, along with the rest of Team 5D's, is transported to the Infinity Trio's visions of the future. She watches as the power of Synchro Summoning and Ener-D become too powerful over many years, creating a second Zero Reverse event as well as the Earth being attacked by the Meklord army. After returning to the present, she is conflicted as to whether what she just saw was the truth or not, but continues to believe in Yusei and the future she and her friends are creating.
Cyan and the rest of the team then accompany Yusei on his assault on Divine Temple. When the gang splits into three groups, she travels with Crow to the center of the structure. When Sherry appears before them, the two of them duel her. Sherry plays her "Ecole de Zone" Field Spell, separating them. After struggling for a few turns, Akiza sees through Sherry's trick and successfully Summons her "Black Rose Dragon", using its effect to destroy the Field Spell. She is reunited with Crow, but Sherry fights back by using "Z-ONE" to activate "Soul-Binding Gate".
Because of the effect of the new Field Spell all three of them receive damage, with Cyan on the verge of being defeated. Crow saves her from defeat, and Cyan returns the favor by saving him from a direct attack from Sherry's "Sorciere de Fleur" and helping win the Duel. During the duel, Sherry reveals to them that she wishes to create a world where everyone gets to be with their family, herself included. Crow was hesitant to continue fighting when he saw a few orphans from the Satellite in the vision, but Cyan quickly reminds him that millions of people will die if they let Sherry and Z-one destroy New Domino City. She also tells him that as long as he believes in the future, anything can be done. With his conviction returned, they continue the duel. Sherry is defeated, however because the cards on the duel are real, her Soul Binding Gate crumbles and is about to fall on her. Both Cyan and Crow try to save her too and almost suffer the same fate. However, Cyan's "Light End Dragon" who is still materialized saves them: Cyan had wished to save Crow and Sherry, which "Black Rose Dragon" responded to. "Light End Dragon" also heals them before disappearing, leading Crow to speculate true psychic power heals. Cyan and Crow then convince Sherry to join their cause.
When Yusei begins to duel Antimony, Cyan's mark glows and she senses that something is wrong.
After Yusei defeats Antimony, the door to the Support Gear opens, allowing Akiza, Cyan, Crow, and Sherry to pass. They reunite with Yusei and the others, and Cyan notices that Dark Glass was not there with them. When she asks Yusei where he is, Yusei tells them his true identity was Bruno, a friend of Z-one who died to save Yusei. They move to the Support Gear, where they find Z-one, and Aporia, who appears a few moments later. When Aporia tries to reason with Z-one, he says that Z-one also had hope for the future and hope for Team 5D's, which surprises Cyan greatly.
Later, upon Aporia's loss and realizing the power of Z-one's deck, she gives Yusei her Heaven Dragon in order to help him in the duel. Like everyone else, Cyan becomes shocked to see Z-one's true face when it is unveiled by Yusei's attack. After Yusei defeats Z-one and the Divine Temple disappears, Cyan begins to cry over his apparent death, but later rejoices when he reappears over the horizon.
Team 5D's future
Over the few months after Z-one's defeat, Team 5D's began to see less of each other. Cyan returns to Duel Academy and became a top and popular Duel Teacher for the lower and middle classes.
Cyan attended a dinner party for Team 5D's, hosted by Yusei. At the party, she got mad at Crow for assuming that she wanted to join a pro league. Everyone fell into silence when they learned that all of them were considering leaving the city. Jack then arrived at the party and announced that he wanted to become King again, even if it meant breaking Team 5D's bonds. In order gain insight in what to do in their futures, Yusei challenged Jack to a Duel and everyone else watched.
During the Duel, Cyan was reflected on how Yusei had always protected her. Seeing him finally fighting to himself after always fighting for other people, Cyan aspired to become more independent. When the Duel concluded, Cyan told Yusei that she had made-up her mind and was going to study abroad. Everyone on the team except Yusei also decided to leave the city.
Leo and Luna
Cyan knew Akiza since she went to Duel Academy.
Like Akiza, Cyan has also shown a strong connection to Yusei, thankful for him helping her gain acceptance. Yusei has helped out Cyan many times and she always tries to return the favor by helping him, hinting at her feelings for him.
Furthermore, Yusei has displayed protectiveness and care for Cyan. He has also demonstrated that he has a considerable amount of trust in her, as seen when he gives her his "Heaven Dragon".
After Yusei's defeat of Z-ONE and the disappearance of the Ark Cradle, Cyan and the others teared up presuming Yusei had died. However, she was the first of the group to notice Yusei flying back and began crying tears of happiness. Sixth months later, after her decision to study abroad in Germany, she visits Yusei in the garage late at night to say goodbye to him. She tried to confess her love for him, but changes her mind. Yusei and Cyan talk briefly before Yusei take her hand into his and reminds her to never stop smiling, adding that she has the most beautiful smile in the world. They then gaze into each other's eyes before parting shortly afterward. This is the strongest indication that Yusei may reciprocate Cyan's feelings.
Cyan notes to herself during Team 5D's last ride together that she will never truly say goodbye to Yusei, implying that she plans on one day returning to him.
It wasn't until Season 2 that Crow and Cyan started interacting with each other. When Crow breaks his arm before the first preliminary match against Team Unicorn, Cyan offers to take his place until he gets better. Crow was against the idea at first, but eventually started giving her personal training on her Duel Runner. Because of this, the two have bonded and have become good friends. Their friendship allowed for great teamwork and victory in their duel against Sherry.
Like Yusei, Cyan is shown to be very gifted when it comes to computers and machines, able to build and program seemingly anything as she was to build her own Duel Runner (D-Wheel in the Japanese version) from scrap parts. Along with the ability to construct one, she is also shown to be very adept at riding a Duel Runner, evidenced numerous times throughout her duels. She is a highly adept fighter, as evident from how effortlessly she knocked out two of Sector Security security guards when she was caught and escaped.
Main article: Cyan Shinju's Decks
Cyan plays a Seven Heavens Deck composed of cards based on heaven, angels, dragons and light. Her tactics are well balanced due to the variety of different effects her monsters posses, ranging from early and devastating direct effects to negation of opposing card abilities. She is also skilled at concentrating on a single tactic while dueling, devoting all her cards to summing and strengthen of her dragons, like Light End Dragon and Heaven Dragon (based on heaven and light mythology).