Hayato Jin is one of three Getter Pilots who are to become embroiled in the Getterborn Riots.
Hayato is an older man with dark colored hair and scars across his left eye, nose, and on his chin. He wears a peach-colored shirt, a blue vest, grey pants, a dark colored tie, and grey shoes, but he is also sometimes wearing a black jacket.
Hayato is a cool-headed tactician with a cunning mind. Despite his manipulative past and oft times ruthless persona, he has come to trust his teammates and considerably eased up on his pragmatism. Despite his use of Riku to draw out Sora, Hayato confirmed his willingness to harm Riku was a bluff, and even apologized for it.
He is cautiously optimistic about the possibility of Ryoma still being alive somewhere in the Realm of Light, despite his immense faith in Ryoma's impressive fighting skills and ability to survive in various situations.
Hayato was separated from his team when they arrived at the Realm of Light, and started looking for Sora and Riku for presumably similar reasons to his teammate Benkei, who finds the Keyblade Warriors first. After Gummi Kaiser's first battle, he is first seen holding Riku at gunpoint from behind, ordering him to call for Sora. When Sora arrives to the rescue, Benkei comes with him and recognizes Hayato, and Riku is safely released.
After properly introducing himself to the Gummi Pilots, Hayato establishes communications with the Gummi Team as they set off to help the worlds being attacked by the Getterborn, also asking them to look for Ryoma.
"Heiwa no Senshi Tachi (Warriors of Peace)" is a song attributed to Hayato in the classic anime, with it's vocals sung by Ichiro Mizuki.