History Anime / CodeGeass

16th Aug '16 1:23:10 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* WhatTheHellHero: Lelouch delivers one to C.C. when she tells him about Mao; [[spoiler:he's mad that she would burden a young child with Geass and then abandon him to his fate rather than trying to help him, or failing all else, [[MercyKill putting him out of his misery]]]].

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Lelouch delivers one to C.C. when she tells him about Mao; [[spoiler:he's mad that she would burden a young child with Geass and then abandon him to his fate rather than trying to help him, or failing all else, [[MercyKill putting him out of his misery]]]].



* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: How the various immortals are created.

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* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: YouKillItYouBoughtIt:
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How the various immortals are created.created. [[spoiler: The way the Code of Geas is transferred is by the death of the current holder.]]



*YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Lelouch grapples with this issue. A large portion of La Résistance that existed before Lelouch entered the scene as Zero were pretty squarely on the wrong side of this - in the first episode, a news broadcast is shown about a terrorist bombing that killed 8 Britannians and 51 "others". While the immediately noticeable thing is how unfair it is that the 8 Britannians are given so much more regard than the other victims, there's also the fact that these "freedom fighters" killed 51 Innocent Bystanders from their own people. Lelouch debuts his Black Knights with the rescue of a group of Britannian civilian hostages from one of these sorts of groups, promising to defend the weak from those who would abuse power, "whether they be Britannians, or Elevens". Furthermore, he sees that bombings like the one shown in the first episode are petty, and do nothing to accomplish the goal of freedom. However, as he goes along, he finds it hard to follow his own code of not involving civilians (see stages 11-14) - and he's surrounded by people who tell him he shouldn't bother. His immense guilt over the infamous Diabolous Ex Machina situation in the end of season one has him labelling himself a terrorist after that. But the series does explore this issue and search for the place where "resisting the empire" no longer justifies sacrificing civilians.



* ZeroApprovalGambit: [[spoiler:[[ThanatosGambit Zero Requiem]].]]

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* ZeroApprovalGambit: [[spoiler:[[ThanatosGambit [[spoiler:The Zero Requiem]].Requiem requires everyone in the world (short of the handful of people needed to make it work) hating Lelouch's guts so that they will be united in their hatred of him and cheer when Zero kills him.]]
6th Aug '16 9:01:20 PM GuardianSoulBlade
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Creator/BandaiEntertainment originally licensed both seasons of ''Geass'' and the first three manga in America until its closure in 2012. The show also ran in its entirety on Creator/AdultSwim. Creator/FUNimation rescued the license (and grabbed the license for ''Code Geass: Akito the Exiled'', to boot) in 2013; it has yet to re-release the show in any form.

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Creator/BandaiEntertainment originally licensed both seasons of ''Geass'' and the first three manga in America until its closure in 2012. The show also ran in its entirety on Creator/AdultSwim. Creator/FUNimation rescued the license (and grabbed the license for ''Code Geass: Akito the Exiled'', to boot) in 2013; it has yet to re-release will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 4, 2016. It will also be up on for streaming on thier site with the show in any form.
first two episodes on August 23, 2016.
22nd Jul '16 3:15:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Not just Lelouch, but his opponents within the Britannian Empire aren't stupid either most of the time. They will often have some form of counter to either fight his strategies, such as Cornelia during their first encounter, and later [[spoiler:using Nunnally as the Viceroy for Area 11 after Zero makes his reappearance in R2.]]



** Episode 7 of the first season is perhaps the first instance of this trope, where Lelouch suffers his first major defeat due to fighting against a DangerouslyGenreSavvy opponent who essentially uses his tactics against him.

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** Episode 7 of the first season is perhaps the first instance of this trope, where Lelouch suffers his first major defeat due to fighting against a DangerouslyGenreSavvy an opponent who essentially uses his tactics against him.
16th Jul '16 9:47:54 PM BlackHumor
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* GeniusThriller: One of the clearest examples of the genre. Lelouch spends most of his time trying to outsmart and outmanuever the Britannian government.
14th Jul '16 12:51:23 AM PaulA
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** It seems that in this AlternateReality, miniskirts are completely acceptable in all contexts. The Black Knights' female uniform includes a miniskirt. It's like [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Mustang]] got his dream come true.

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** It seems that in this AlternateReality, AlternateHistory, miniskirts are completely acceptable in all contexts. The Black Knights' female uniform includes a miniskirt. It's like [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Mustang]] got his dream come true.
30th Jun '16 9:41:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* BastardAngst: Kallen. Because her biological father's wife could not bear children, Kallen was adopted into her noble father's household. Her biological mother got herself hired as a maid and eventually turned to drug use. This made their relationship extremely strained, although they make up by the finale.
30th Jun '16 9:40:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Several characters. Lelouch, C.C., Kallen, Toudou, Jeremiah, Suzaku, Cornelia, and Xingke being foremost examples.
22nd Jun '16 12:22:12 PM katrinahood
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** The first major blow Lelouch deals to the Britannian Empire actually involves fratricide: he murders his own half-brother Prince Clovis, the current governor of Area 11 in episode 2.
** After accidentally using his Geass abilities to send his half-sister Euphemia into a murderous rampage, the only way to to stop her was to kill her.

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** The first major blow Lelouch deals to the Britannian Empire actually involves fratricide: he murders [[spoiler:murders his own half-brother Prince Clovis, the current governor of Area 11 in episode 2.
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** After accidentally using his Geass abilities to send his [[spoiler:his half-sister Euphemia into a murderous rampage, the only way to to stop her was to kill her.her]].
22nd Jun '16 12:15:38 PM katrinahood
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* SiblingMurder: Lelouch does this twice.
** The first major blow Lelouch deals to the Britannian Empire actually involves fratricide: he murders his own half-brother Prince Clovis, the current governor of Area 11 in episode 2.
** After accidentally using his Geass abilities to send his half-sister Euphemia into a murderous rampage, the only way to to stop her was to kill her.
3rd Jun '16 7:48:23 AM Willbyr
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** The series is even ''taking place'' in an alternate history; if you look up [[AllThereInTheManual the information about the timeline of]] ''CodeGeass'', you'll see that it takes place in what would be the 1960s by real-world reckoning. That's right, they got flip-phones about half a century earlier than we did.

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** The series is even ''taking place'' in an alternate history; if you look up [[AllThereInTheManual the information about the timeline of]] ''CodeGeass'', ''Code Geass'', you'll see that it takes place in what would be the 1960s by real-world reckoning. That's right, they got flip-phones about half a century earlier than we did.



* {{Irony}}: Three-quarters through season 1 of ''CodeGeass'' when Suzaku is going to sacrifice himself to hold Lelouch/Zero in place for a massive missile strike, Lelouch whips out his Geass and commands Suzaku to 'live' thereby making a HeroicSacrifice impossible. Exactly one season later in R2, while fighting (and losing to) Kallen the Geass activates [[spoiler:causing Suzaku to fire the [[NukeEm FLEIJA warhead]], destroying most of Tokyo and supposedly killing Nunnally.]]

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* {{Irony}}: Three-quarters through season 1 of ''CodeGeass'' ''Code Geass'' when Suzaku is going to sacrifice himself to hold Lelouch/Zero in place for a massive missile strike, Lelouch whips out his Geass and commands Suzaku to 'live' thereby making a HeroicSacrifice impossible. Exactly one season later in R2, while fighting (and losing to) Kallen the Geass activates [[spoiler:causing Suzaku to fire the [[NukeEm FLEIJA warhead]], destroying most of Tokyo and supposedly killing Nunnally.]]



** A case of Cosmic Irony occurs early on in CodeGeass when nobody can figure out who Zero is, but Lelouch almost gets unmasked by a cat.

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** A case of Cosmic Irony occurs early on in CodeGeass when nobody can figure out who Zero is, but Lelouch almost gets unmasked by a cat.



** Complicated further: [[spoiler: Yes, [[CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled Julius Kingsley]] is Lelouch under the Emperor's geass.]]

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** Complicated further: [[spoiler: Yes, [[CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled [[Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled Julius Kingsley]] is Lelouch under the Emperor's geass.]]
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