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Like many antagonists in the Xeno series, Shakhan is not portrayed as pure evil, and much of his backstory and reasons for doing what he does is not shown.
Shakhan was a minister serving King Edbart Fatima (Bart's father).
Using his power, about 12 years ago, Shakhan overthrew the ruling Fatima dynasty and had King Edbart killed in order to take over Aveh. He then brought in the Gebler forces from Solaris in order to maintain his rule as the new self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Aveh.
However, he was merely a pawn. Shakhan sat around and played figurehead while Solaris practically ran the country and Gebler did as they pleased through Aveh, like heating up the ongoing war with the neighboring Kislev Empire. Shakhan was given his false power to allow Solaris to achieve its own motives as a whole.
After Aveh falls to Bart, Shakhan attempts to claim vengeance by defending the Ignas Gate near Nisan when the group tries to destroy it and the other two gates in order to destroy the barrier and phase Solaris back into synch with the rest of the world. He is killed in the battle, even after receiving "The Power" from Grahf. Even with "The Power" coursing through him and his Gear he is still no match for Bart's newly recovered Omnigear Andvari. In short, Shakhan was merely a puppet so blinded by his greed that he could be manipulated if given power.