History Characters / CodeGeassMainCharacters

12th Dec '17 2:31:09 PM Andrzej
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* DeathSeeker: It's hinted -- and later confirmed in the [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary materials]], particularly her [[DeliveryNotDesired "regret message"]] -- that Kallen's secret motivation to fight for LaResistance at the start of the series was to die a death worthy of her brother's, which explains her reckless actions in the initial episodes. This self-destructive drive faded away with Zero's arrival to her life, who unwittingly replaced it with an arguably worse one in the form of her [[UndyingLoyalty loyalty]] and [[LoveMartyr devotion]] for him.



* DeliveryNotDesired: Her [[http://i.imgur.com/Ecj3HAk.jpg character poem]] a.k.a. "regret message" published in the booklet of the soundtrack album ''Code Geass Complete Best'' is [[TalkingToTheDead a letter to the late]] [[spoiler:Lelouch.]]



* {{Irony}}: In her post-series [[DeliveryNotDesired "regret message"]] to Lelouch, Kallen herself notices the irony of someone as defiant to the core as her, the most HotBlooded of resistance fighters, to become so devoted to a single person.
-->Looking back, it's mysterious.\\
Even though I should have loathed and rebelled against Britannia's tyranny.\\
Without knowing it, I held personal devotion only for you.



* LivingADoubleLife
* LivingWithTheVillain: Played straight when Suzaku arrives at Ashford Academy & she doesn't know he's her regular opponent in battle. Later [[spoiler:inverted, as she learns Suzaku pilots Lancelot]].
* LoveMartyr: MagnificentBastard Lelouch has some [[SeriousBusiness major problems]]. Consider how many times Lelouch makes her cry during the course of the series...

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* LivingADoubleLife
LivingADoubleLife: For most of the first season, something she [[TripleShifter found exhausting before getting used to it]]. [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope}} after being outed and becoming a full-time resistance fighter.]]
* LivingWithTheVillain: Played straight when Suzaku arrives at Ashford Academy & and she doesn't know he's her regular opponent in battle. Later [[spoiler:inverted, as she learns Suzaku pilots Lancelot]].
* LoveMartyr: MagnificentBastard Lelouch has some [[SeriousBusiness [[ByronicHero major problems]]. Consider issues]]. Just consider how many times Lelouch he makes her cry during the course of the series...



* MomentKiller: Taken to ridiculous degrees in the second season when almost ''every single conversation'' she has with Lelouch seems to bring them closer only to be interrupted in some random way. (Causes of interuption range from a simple radio call, to someone walking in on them, to their [[LuredIntoATrap walking into a deadly ambush]].)

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* MomentKiller: Taken to ridiculous degrees in the second season when almost ''every single conversation'' she has with Lelouch seems to bring them closer only to be interrupted in some random way. (Causes of interuption interruption range from a simple radio call, to someone walking in on them, to their [[LuredIntoATrap walking into a deadly ambush]].)



* WhoWearsShortShorts: Her combat outfits.

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* WhoWearsShortShorts: Her combat outfits.outfits, usually combined with thigh-high stockings or boots for a ZettaiRyouiki look.



* YouAreWorthHell: How she feels about Lelouch.

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* YouAreWorthHell: How she feels about Lelouch. Made explicit in her [[DeliveryNotDesired unsent letter to him]] from the booklet of the soundtrack album ''Code Geass Complete Best''.
-->Lelouch, that [[LastKiss parting kiss]],\\
even if it was a lie, if you had said, "I love you,"\\
I would even follow you to hell.\\
But you knew that, didn't you?\\
\\
It's not like you.\\
You're good at manipulating people just by your words.\\
Really, it's not like you to be kind.\\
Is that why you told me to "live on"?\\
I fell in love with you not just because of that kindness.
11th Dec '17 11:34:36 AM MinsiII
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* DarkMistress: Subverted. She's far from it, but the Black Knights assume that she is to Zero. While Lelouch [[SureLetsGoWithThat doesn't bother to correct them]], she at least tries to set the record straight with Tamaki, though he doesn't believe her. This becomes a minor case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor for her in the {{Novelization}} once she starts helping out Lelouch to pilot the Gawain, because from then and on the Black Knights begin to expect her to pull her weight as the organization, making her wish to go back to be thought of as TheMistress and just laze around.

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* DarkMistress: Subverted. She's far from it, but the Black Knights assume that she is she's this to Zero. While Lelouch [[SureLetsGoWithThat doesn't bother to correct them]], she at least tries to set the record straight with Tamaki, though he doesn't believe her. This becomes a minor case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor for her in the {{Novelization}} once she starts helping out Lelouch to pilot the Gawain, Gawain. That's because from then and on the Black Knights begin to expect her to pull her weight as within the organization, making her wish to go back to be the time she was thought of as TheMistress and just laze around.
11th Dec '17 3:14:09 AM Andrzej
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In the end it was Nunnally who gave Suzaku one hell of a HeelRealization when wheelchair-bound girl [[ArmorPiercingQuestion asked him if he came to hit her just like he hit her brother before]] and soon after the three of them became genuinely good friends once Lelouch realized that Suzaku was kind to Nunnally for real and without any ulterior motives whatsoever.

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In the end it was Nunnally who gave Suzaku one hell of a HeelRealization when the wheelchair-bound girl [[ArmorPiercingQuestion asked him if he came to hit her just like he hit her brother before]] and soon after the three of them became genuinely good friends once Lelouch realized that Suzaku was kind to Nunnally for real and without any ulterior motives whatsoever.



* MeaningfulName: [[TheFourGods Suzaku and his late father, Genbu.]] His Knightmare's name qualifies, too.
** A bit of FridgeBrilliance. ThePhoenix rises from its ashes (or lays egg before it burns), so it's, kind of, immortal. Lelouch geassed Suzaku to live on, with the same 'rise from the ashes' effect. [[DontExplainTheJoke Not literally, of course]]. [[spoiler:Also, Suzaku killing Lelouch allowed the Zero persona to be reborn, like a phoenix, in him. The violent method would fit the fiery rebirth of a phoenix.]]

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* MeaningfulName: [[TheFourGods MeaningfulName:
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Suzaku and his late father, Genbu.]] His Knightmare's name qualifies, too.
** A
Genbu are named after two of TheFourGods. There's also a bit of FridgeBrilliance. FridgeBrilliance with the former -- ThePhoenix rises from its ashes (or lays egg before it burns), so it's, kind of, immortal. Lelouch geassed Suzaku to live on, with the same 'rise from the ashes' effect. [[DontExplainTheJoke Not literally, of course]]. [[spoiler:Also, Suzaku killing Lelouch allowed the Zero persona to be reborn, like a phoenix, in him. The violent method would fit the fiery rebirth of a phoenix.]]



-->'''Lelouch:''' (''still in Zero persona'') [[spoiler:Euphemia randomly murdered throngs of innocent Japanese people.]] You fight for a woman like --\\
'''Suzaku:''' (''interrupts'') Your Geass power is quite convenient, isn't it? You get to hide in the shadows while others take all the blame for doing your dirty work. You're just an arrogant coward. That's your true nature, the real you.

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-->'''Lelouch:''' (''still ''[still in Zero persona'') persona]'' [[spoiler:Euphemia randomly murdered throngs of innocent Japanese people.]] You fight for a woman like --\\
'''Suzaku:''' (''interrupts'') ''[interrupts]'' Your Geass power is quite convenient, isn't it? You get to hide in the shadows while others take all the blame for doing your dirty work. You're just an arrogant coward. That's your true nature, the real you.



* DarkMistress: Subverted. She's far from it, but the Black Knights assume that she is. While Lelouch [[SureLetsGoWithThat doesn't bother to correct them]], she at least tries to set the record straight with Tamaki, though he doesn't believe her.

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* DarkMistress: Subverted. She's far from it, but the Black Knights assume that she is.is to Zero. While Lelouch [[SureLetsGoWithThat doesn't bother to correct them]], she at least tries to set the record straight with Tamaki, though he doesn't believe her. This becomes a minor case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor for her in the {{Novelization}} once she starts helping out Lelouch to pilot the Gawain, because from then and on the Black Knights begin to expect her to pull her weight as the organization, making her wish to go back to be thought of as TheMistress and just laze around.



* EvilLaugh: Not in the series proper, but she has a pretty impressive one in the very likely non-canon ''The Record of a Beautiful Rebellion'' AudioPlay (as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jbF2RuFxZY&t=2m37s here]]).

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* EvilLaugh: Not in the series proper, but she has a pretty impressive one in the very likely non-canon ''The Record of a Beautiful Rebellion'' AudioPlay (as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jbF2RuFxZY&t=2m37s here]]). Creator/{{Yukana}} sure was enjoying the chance to [[ChewingTheScenery ham it up]].



* ScarsAreForever: She has a Geass sigil-shaped scar beneath and partly on her left breast, which never heals. Eventually Lelouch (and the viewer) learn that she got it when [[spoiler:the nun who raised her back in the Middle Ages/Rennaissance forced the Code onto her, making her immortal.]]

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* ScarsAreForever: She has a Geass sigil-shaped scar beneath and partly on her left breast, which never heals. Eventually Lelouch (and the viewer) learn that she got it when [[spoiler:the nun who raised her back in the Middle Ages/Rennaissance Ages/Renaissance forced the Code onto her, making her immortal.]]



* TheUnfettered: Moreso than just about any other character, since she's not bound by anything, including death.

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* TheUnfettered: Moreso More so than just about any other character, since she's not bound by anything, including death.death. A big part of her CharacterDevelopment consists in becoming more of TheFettered once again with Lelouch as her [[InvertedTrope reverse]] CynicismCatalyst. Of course, [[LoveHurts that comes with a price tag attached]].
10th Dec '17 9:02:05 PM MarqFJA
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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair color is often described as "red." And it is. Mostly. But it's not any shade of red that humans would grow naturally in RealLife. It's a bit pink -- but not as outlandishly pink as Euphie's hair.
9th Dec '17 4:51:05 AM Andrzej
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* TheAtoner: Puts up with all the terrible treatment thrown his way due to him seeing it as atonement for his sins.
** Him taking up the mantle of [[spoiler:Zero]] his also his way of atoning for all the wrong he has done.

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* TheAtoner: Puts up with all the terrible treatment thrown his way due to him seeing it as atonement for his sins.
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sins. Him taking up the mantle of [[spoiler:Zero]] his also his way of atoning for all the wrong he has done.



* BigEyesLittleEyes: He has big eyes, to indicate his seeming innocence -- but not truly enormous eyes like Euphemia or Shirley.
** In fact, both Suzaku and Lelouch sometimes seem to act as subversions of this trope, as both have large, expressive eyes despite both of them being lying, hypocritical anti-heroes/anti-villains with extremely high body counts. Since ''Code Geass'' plays this trope straight with most other characters, however, we can assume that their eyes are meant to imply both of their largely noble intentions and capacity for great good despite all the evil things they end up doing.

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* BigEyesLittleEyes: He has big eyes, to indicate his seeming innocence -- but not truly enormous eyes like Euphemia or Shirley.
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Shirley. In fact, both Suzaku and Lelouch sometimes seem to act as subversions of this trope, as both have large, expressive eyes despite both of them being lying, hypocritical anti-heroes/anti-villains with extremely high body counts. Since ''Code Geass'' plays this trope straight with most other characters, however, we can assume that their eyes are meant to imply both of their largely noble intentions and capacity for great good despite all the evil things they end up doing.



* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Euphemia's death]] is what makes him stop being a WideEyedIdealist. Before that, there's [[spoiler: his father's death]] that jumps start his DeathSeeker tendency.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: 'Friendship' may be a strong word unless you take WordOfGod that [[spoiler:Suzaku and Lelouch [[http://touchreceptors.tumblr.com/post/41005040564/ok-so-oddly-enough-that-last-reblog-ended-up became friends again]] [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916407-black-knight/45678624?page=16 as canon]]]], but Suzaku and [[spoiler:Lelouch]] are forced to become allies because they are both so broken and desperate they have nowhere else to turn.

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* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Euphemia's death]] is what makes him stop being a WideEyedIdealist. Before that, there's [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his father's death]] that jumps start his DeathSeeker tendency.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: 'Friendship' may be a strong word unless you take WordOfGod that [[spoiler:Suzaku and Lelouch [[http://touchreceptors.tumblr.com/post/41005040564/ok-so-oddly-enough-that-last-reblog-ended-up became friends again]] [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916407-black-knight/45678624?page=16 as canon]]]], but Suzaku and [[spoiler:Lelouch]] are forced to become allies because they are both so broken and desperate they have nowhere else to turn.



* FreakOut: After [[spoiler:nuking Tokyo under the effect of Geass]], Suzaku snaps and goes through one, EvilLaugh included. It radically changes his character throughout the rest of the anime.

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* FreakOut: FreakOut:
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After [[spoiler:nuking Tokyo under the effect of Geass]], Suzaku snaps and goes through one, EvilLaugh included. It radically changes his character throughout the rest of the anime.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Preaches non-violence and working within the system, yet supports one that invaded and colonized his country, downgrading him along with all other natives to second-class status, and has no problems with violently oppressing them. Cranked up to 11 in R2 when [[spoiler:he becomes a Knight of the Round, and becomes part of Schneizel's anti-EU campaign among other things, including the opposition to UFN's '''legitimate''' fight of liberation for Japan itself]]. All of this of course is in hopes of Japan's well-being, but it turns out to be more self-contradictory and counterproductive than anything. Also qualifies as WhatAnIdiot.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: {{Hypocrite}}:
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Preaches non-violence and working within the system, yet supports one that invaded and colonized his country, downgrading him along with all other natives to second-class status, and has no problems with violently oppressing them. Cranked up to 11 in R2 when [[spoiler:he becomes a Knight of the Round, and becomes part of Schneizel's anti-EU campaign among other things, including the opposition to UFN's '''legitimate''' fight of liberation for Japan itself]]. All of this of course is in hopes of Japan's well-being, but it turns out to be more self-contradictory and counterproductive than anything. Also qualifies as WhatAnIdiot.



* KidsAreCruel: Think he was a nice boy? Think again. He's just more passive-aggressive these days.
** While he does have a nasty streak, he does also ''get over it'' and becomes a genuinely good friend to Lelouch and Nunnally.
* KindheartedCatLover: He is said to love cats upon his first meeting with [[RebelliousPrincess Euphie]] (whom is playing with a cat he later takes in, named Arthur), but this also said to be a [[AnimalsHateHim one-sided love]] which becomes something of a RunningGag for the show. [[spoiler:Arthur is shown later watching over his "gravestone", though]]
** According to WordOfGod and the official website Arthur ''does'' like Suzaku and bites him to show affection, which is TruthInTelevision. Arthur even ''saves Suzaku's life'' by biting a Black Knight who's about to kill him when they take over Ashford. Heck, even the ''cats'' are {{Tsundere}} in this series.

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* KidsAreCruel: Think he was a nice boy? Think again. He's ''Think again''. Although it must be noted that most of his nastiness was focused exclusively on Lelouch, whose entire being rubbed Suzaku in all the wrong ways. Much of it came from imitation as the grown-ups at the Kururugi Shrine showed obvious disdain towards the exiled prince, and the ten-year-old boy's childish need to prove himself superior to his equivalent from the Britannian side and the resulting self-consciousness of coming short in every aspect other than straight-out brawl.\\
In the end it was Nunnally who gave Suzaku one hell of a HeelRealization when wheelchair-bound girl [[ArmorPiercingQuestion asked him if he came to hit her
just more passive-aggressive these days.
** While
like he does have a nasty streak, he does also ''get over it'' hit her brother before]] and becomes a soon after the three of them became genuinely good friend to friends once Lelouch realized that Suzaku was kind to Nunnally for real and Nunnally.
without any ulterior motives whatsoever.
* KindheartedCatLover: He is said to love cats upon his first meeting with [[RebelliousPrincess Euphie]] (whom is playing with a cat he later takes in, named Arthur), but this also said to be a [[AnimalsHateHim one-sided love]] which becomes something of a RunningGag for the show. [[spoiler:Arthur is shown later watching over his "gravestone", though]]
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though]]\\
According to WordOfGod and the official website Arthur ''does'' like Suzaku and bites him to show affection, which is TruthInTelevision. Arthur even ''saves Suzaku's life'' by biting a Black Knight who's about to kill him when they take over Ashford. Heck, even the ''cats'' are {{Tsundere}} in this series.



* {{Knighting}}: Is knighted ''twice'' in the series. First, he becomes Euphemia's knight (as in his job description), then later [[spoiler: the apparently-dying Cornelia dubs him Knight of Honor of Britannia in the field.]]

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* {{Knighting}}: Is knighted ''twice'' in the series. First, he becomes Euphemia's knight (as in his job description), then later [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the apparently-dying Cornelia dubs him Knight of Honor of Britannia in the field.]]



* ManlyTears: While he cries multiple times throughout the series, the most obvious example is when [[spoiler:He's talking to Euphemia, who only has minutes left to live after Zero shot her. He's bawling his eyes out by the time she passes away]].
** [[spoiler: He is shedding tears while killing Lelouch.]]

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* ManlyTears: ManlyTears:
**
While he cries multiple times throughout the series, the most obvious example is when [[spoiler:He's talking to Euphemia, who only has minutes left to live after Zero shot her. He's bawling his eyes out by the time she passes away]].
** [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He is shedding tears while killing Lelouch.]]



** He pilots the Lancelot, named after a knight who had a tragic affair with a noblewoman. [[spoiler: In many tales, Lancelot is also a traitor to the Knights of the Round Table, which is what happens once he becomes The Knight Of Zero.]]

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** He pilots the Lancelot, named after a knight who had a tragic affair with a noblewoman. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In many tales, Lancelot is also a traitor to the Knights of the Round Table, which is what happens once he becomes The Knight Of Zero.]]



* MrFanservice: His Knightmare Frame-piloting uniform is really tight. He's pretty muscular, [[StupidSexyFlanders and he's got a]] really cute butt!
** He also resembles Syaoran from ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' a little bit. Considering the designs were done by CLAMP, this shouldn't come as a surprise.
* MoralMyopia: Toward the second season (really, anytime after [[spoiler:Euphemia's death]]), he ultimately committed many of the same violent acts he decried earlier on. Arguably even before that, where he really has no problem with the massacre of every citizen in the Shinjuku ghetto, and even aids in it by removing the only thing keeping it at bay (the terrorists). In general, Suzaku seems to hold the belief that it's ok for Britannia to act this way because they're in charge, but no one else can no matter how justified it may be.
** Rather, he tries his best to help and protect as many people as possible with his limited freedom as a Britannian soldier, and desperately (often delusionally) clings to the hope that it's for the greater good whenever he's ordered to partake in, execute or overlook needless violence. At no point does he believe it to be "ok" for anyone. He also seemed completely unaware and ignorant of the wanton killing of Japanese civilians in Shinjuku. It should be noted that he was knocked out for a considerable period of time as he nearly lost his life because he refused to follow his superior's order of murdering Lelouch.

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* MrFanservice: His Knightmare Frame-piloting uniform is really tight. He's pretty muscular, [[StupidSexyFlanders and he's got a]] really cute butt!
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butt! He also resembles Syaoran from ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' a little bit. Considering the designs were done by CLAMP, this shouldn't come as a surprise.
* MoralMyopia: Toward the second season (really, anytime after [[spoiler:Euphemia's death]]), he ultimately committed many of the same violent acts he decried earlier on. Arguably even before that, where he really has no problem with the massacre of every citizen in the Shinjuku ghetto, and even aids in it by removing the only thing keeping it at bay (the terrorists). In general, Suzaku seems to hold the belief that it's ok OK for Britannia to act this way because they're in charge, but no one else can no matter how justified it may be.
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be.\\
Rather, he tries his best to help and protect as many people as possible with his limited freedom as a Britannian soldier, and desperately (often delusionally) clings to the hope that it's for the greater good whenever he's ordered to partake in, execute or overlook needless violence. At no point does he believe it to be "ok" "OK" for anyone. He also seemed completely unaware and ignorant of the wanton killing of Japanese civilians in Shinjuku. It should be noted that he was knocked out for a considerable period of time as he nearly lost his life because he refused to follow his superior's order of murdering Lelouch.



* PerpetualFrowner: Come R2, Suzaku smiles less and less; eventually, by the last couple of episodes, we don't see him smile at all.
** Gino lampshades this when he's looking through a packet of photographs from the good old days at Ashford Academy; he comes across Suzaku in several of the pictures and comments, "I've never seen Suzaku smile like that. He's so... happy!"

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* PerpetualFrowner: Come R2, Suzaku smiles less and less; eventually, by the last couple of episodes, we don't see him smile at all.
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all. Gino lampshades this when he's looking through a packet of photographs from the good old days at Ashford Academy; he comes across Suzaku in several of the pictures and comments, "I've never seen Suzaku smile like that. He's so... happy!"



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Up for debate. Suzaku, the pilot of a HumongousMecha, punched the mech's designer in the face when he didn't let him go out and fight, as they weren't given orders to deploy. This is a big shift for pro-rules Suzaku. Now whether you consider his actions following this justice-driven or revenge-driven decides whether this belongs here.
** It should also me mentioned that due to the heavy GrayAndGrayMorality of the series, it's a matter of personal opinion whether Suzaku is doing the "right" thing or not at any given time, whether he's following the rules or not.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Up for debate. Suzaku, the pilot of a HumongousMecha, punched the mech's designer in the face when he didn't let him go out and fight, as they weren't given orders to deploy. This is a big shift for pro-rules Suzaku. Now whether you consider his actions following this justice-driven or revenge-driven decides whether this belongs here.
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here.\\
It should also me mentioned that due to the heavy GrayAndGrayMorality of the series, it's a matter of personal opinion whether Suzaku is doing the "right" thing or not at any given time, whether he's following the rules or not.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Her offering Lelouch and Mao their Geass powers. [[spoiler:And to a greater extent, her own wishes to be loved]].
** It's played with, though, in that the characters don't ''consciously'' decide what their 'wish' (that is, their Geass) will be; however, it does seem to be decided by their inner desires, making it still a more or less straight example of this trope.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Her offering Lelouch and Mao their Geass powers. [[spoiler:And to a greater extent, her own wishes to be loved]].
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loved]]. It's played with, PlayedWith, though, in that the characters don't ''consciously'' decide what their 'wish' (that is, their Geass) will be; however, it does seem to be decided by their inner desires, making it still a more or less straight example of this trope.



* BodyHorror: See AndIMustScream, above.
** Also when she sinks into the ocean at the end of the first season ''she's crushed to pieces by ocean pressure'', and the pieces eventually resurface and come back together.

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* BodyHorror: See AndIMustScream, above.
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above. Also when she sinks into the ocean at the end of the first season ''she's crushed to pieces by ocean pressure'', and the pieces eventually resurface and come back together.



* DevotedToYou: Mao can't live without her. Ever since she abandoned him, he has dedicated his life to search for her.
** Eventually becomes this way with Lelouch, her desire to stay by his side overcoming her initial wish to die.

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* DevotedToYou: DevotedToYou:
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Mao can't live without her. Ever since she abandoned him, he has dedicated his life to search for her.
** Eventually C.C. eventually becomes this way with Lelouch, her desire to stay by his side overcoming her initial wish to die.die. Sadly and {{iron|y}}ically, by that point he's too committed to the Zero Requiem for this to not end with her in tears.



* NotSoDifferent: Invoked with her and Mao. [[spoiler:Both of them received Geass at very young ages, under similarly desperate circumstances, and it proceeded to subsequently ruin their lives. C.C. was able to bounce back and take over the Code because her Geass was never as bad as Mao's and possibly also because she was slightly older than Mao when she received her Geass at first, in addition to the fact that [[LesYay she wasn't]] obsessively in love with the one who asked her to ''kill her'' and take her Code, [[WifeHusbandry unlike Mao]]. Whether she ever would have ended up like Mao if she hadn't taken over the Code when she did is never looked into.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
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Invoked with her and Mao. [[spoiler:Both of them received Geass at very young ages, under similarly desperate circumstances, and it proceeded to subsequently ruin their lives. C.C. was able to bounce back and take over the Code because her Geass was never as bad as Mao's and possibly also because she was slightly older than Mao when she received her Geass at first, in addition to the fact that [[LesYay she wasn't]] obsessively in love with the one who asked her to ''kill her'' and take her Code, [[WifeHusbandry unlike Mao]]. Whether she ever would have ended up like Mao if she hadn't taken over the Code when she did is never looked into.]]



* PowerIncontinence: It's implied that she originally took over the Code to get out of hers.
** [[spoiler:It was later revealed that the Code was forced on her by the nun who gave her her power.]]

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* PowerIncontinence: It's implied that she originally took over the Code to get out of hers.
** [[spoiler:It
hers. It was later revealed that the [[spoiler:the Code was forced on her by the nun who gave her her power.]]



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Lelouch.
** With Kallen in R2 and all the material that takes place during its timeframe.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Lelouch.
VitriolicBestBuds:
** With Lelouch throughout the series. And whenever they aren't, it's a good indicator that things have taken a turn for the serious.
** Also with
Kallen in R2 and all the material that takes place during its timeframe.



* DemotedToExtra: In the AlternateUniverse spinoffs, her importance dramatically declined. Even in the ''Lelouch of the Rebellion'' manga adaptation, in which she actually has an even larger role than in the original anime, the equivalent of episode 9 of the first series (which focused on her past) is all but cut out except for a scene of her at home and with her mother in the hospital. While it was mostly used to establish her motivations rather than starting a subplot, taking this away isn't too nice.
** To a lesser extent, she does get a reduced amount of screen time in R2. Even a lengthy arc [[spoiler:after her capture]] is mostly about her relationship with Lelouch. They had been moving in this direction during the first season too, but some fans had also hoped to see her family issues get re-introduced at one point or another as well.

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* DemotedToExtra: DemotedToExtra:
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In the AlternateUniverse spinoffs, her importance dramatically declined. Even in the ''Lelouch of the Rebellion'' manga adaptation, in which she actually has an even larger role than in the original anime, the equivalent of episode 9 of the first series (which focused on her past) is all but cut out except for a scene of her at home and with her mother in the hospital. While it was mostly used to establish her motivations rather than starting a subplot, taking this away isn't too nice.
** To a lesser extent, she does get a reduced amount of screen time in R2. Even a lengthy arc [[spoiler:after her capture]] is mostly about her relationship with Lelouch. They had been moving in this direction during the first season too, but some fans had also hoped to see her family issues get re-introduced at one point or another as well.



* {{Expy}}: Color her hair black and make her a guy, and she looks a LOT like [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu.]] For bonus points, her mecha has a signature attack nigh identical to the Shining Finger. They even have matching HotBlooded personalities!

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Color her hair black and make her a guy, and she looks a LOT like [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu.]] For bonus points, her mecha has a signature attack nigh identical to the Shining Finger. They even have matching HotBlooded personalities!



--->'''Kan Yu''': Itís been too long, Kallen! Iíve a score to settle with you, too!\\
'''Kallen''': Well, arenít you stubborn? STILL miffed about that Kumen business?!\\
'''Kan Yu''': You know thatís not the whole of it! Not after you went and attacked me time and time again!\\
'''Kan Yu''': If you donít feel like getting on your knees and apologizing, Iíll just end you right here!\\
'''Kallen''': Well, since youíre dredging up the past, I also have something I wanna tell you!\\
'''Kallen''': How could you make me deploy with that bunny suit back in Kummen?! Any way you slice it, thatís just sexual harassment!\\

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--->'''Kan Yu''': Itís It's been too long, Kallen! Iíve I've a score to settle with you, too!\\
'''Kallen''': Well, arenít aren't you stubborn? STILL miffed about that Kumen business?!\\
'''Kan Yu''': You know thatís that's not the whole of it! Not after you went and attacked me time and time again!\\
'''Kan Yu''': If you donít don't feel like getting on your knees and apologizing, Iíll I'll just end you right here!\\
'''Kallen''': Well, since youíre you're dredging up the past, I also have something I wanna tell you!\\
'''Kallen''': How could you make me deploy with that bunny suit back in Kummen?! Any way you slice it, thatís that's just sexual harassment!\\



* FieryRedhead: In keeping with standard anime coloring themes about [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority ace pilots and the color red]], Kallen has red hair, wears a red plug suit (several different ones, ''all'' red) and pilots a Red mecha named the Guren (Crimson Lotus).
** But see YouGottaHaveBlueHair, below.

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* FieryRedhead: In keeping with standard anime coloring themes about [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority ace pilots and the color red]], Kallen has red hair, wears a red plug suit (several different ones, ''all'' red) and pilots a Red mecha named the Guren (Crimson Lotus).
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Lotus). But see YouGottaHaveBlueHair, below.



* MsFanservice: Look up. Doesn't have the personality, but she ''does'' have the assets. Is number three on the list.
** Also, her clothing, but more than that, the ''situations'' the series puts her in. How many times has she been "interrupted" during her showers?

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* MsFanservice: Look up. Doesn't have the personality, but she ''does'' have the assets. Is number three on the list.
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list. Also, her clothing, but more than that, the ''situations'' ''[[ReluctantFanserviceGirl situations]]'' the series puts her in. How many times has she been "interrupted" during her showers?



* {{Ojou}}: In fact, her ''own biological mother'' (who has been reduced to a servant in her house) calls her Kallen-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics ojou-sama]] -- or, more often, plain old Ojou-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics sama]].
** But Kallen only acts like TheOjou as part of her civilian cover, while her ''real'' personality, is very far from it.

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* {{Ojou}}: In fact, her ''own biological mother'' (who has been reduced to a servant in her house) calls her Kallen-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics ojou-sama]] -- or, more often, plain old Ojou-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics sama]].
** But
sama]]. Furthermore, Kallen [[InvokedTrope only acts acts]] like TheOjou as part of her civilian cover, while her ''real'' personality, is very far from it.



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Despite her issues against Lelouch at the start of R2, there's one small action that betrays she's starting to care more about the man under the mask than the MagnificentBastard the Black Knights [[NecessaryEvil need for them to become a real threat to Britannia once again]]. In ''Turn 03'' during her ShowerScene, notice how her own clothes are thrown into a pile without a care yet the [[YouMustBeCold jacket Lelouch lent to her the previous episode]] is neatly folded next to them. Given that Kallen [[TrashOfTheTitans isn't the tidiest person around]], it's really conspicuous of her to show such a care for his belongings.



* ArrangedMarriage: Midway through the first season, Lelouch toyed with the idea of betrothing Nunnally and Suzaku, before he realized he and Suzaku were enemies.
** In the sound episode Stage 0.521, it's revealed that, before the war, the Japanese considered an engagement between Nunnally and Suzaku's ''father'' Genbu Kururugi. When Suzaku protested and offered himself instead, his dad pointed out that he was already spoken for -- engaged to his cousin Kaguya Sumeragi. It is revealed that Lelouch somehow dissuaded Genbu from an engagement to Nunnally, but it's not revealed ''how''.

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* ArrangedMarriage: ArrangedMarriage:
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Midway through the first season, Lelouch toyed with the idea of betrothing Nunnally and Suzaku, before he realized he and Suzaku were enemies.
** In the sound episode Stage 0.521, it's revealed that, before the war, the Japanese considered an engagement between Nunnally and Suzaku's ''father'' Genbu Kururugi. When Suzaku protested and offered himself instead, his dad pointed out that he was already spoken for -- engaged to his cousin Kaguya Sumeragi. It is revealed that Lelouch somehow dissuaded Genbu from an engagement to Nunnally, Nunnally by making some kind of deal with him, but it's not revealed ''how''.



* {{Expy}}: Of the anime version of [[Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer Suzuhara Shuuko]], which Okouchi (co-creator) worked on as Series Composition. The original Creator/{{CLAMP}} version shares nothing in common with Nunnally.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Of the anime version of [[Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer Suzuhara Shuuko]], which Okouchi (co-creator) worked on as Series Composition. The original Creator/{{CLAMP}} version shares nothing in common with Nunnally.



* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: [[spoiler:How about a girl with a ''nuke detonator'', huh?]]

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* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: GirlWithPsychoWeapon:
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[[spoiler:How about a girl with a ''nuke detonator'', huh?]]



* IllGirl: Unable to walk because of bullet injuries to her legs. Also suffers from psychosomatic blindness, evidently as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. [[spoiler:It seems that way at first. But then it's said that the reason she never opens her eyes is because of her father's MindRape, which forced her to become blind as a result.]] In the end, [[spoiler:Nunners remains wheelchair-bound, but overcomes her blindness.]]

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* IllGirl: IllGirl:
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Unable to walk because of bullet injuries to her legs. Also suffers from psychosomatic blindness, evidently as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. [[spoiler:It seems that way at first. But then it's said that the reason she never opens her eyes is because of her father's MindRape, which forced her to become blind as a result.]] In the end, [[spoiler:Nunners remains wheelchair-bound, but overcomes her blindness.]]



* LivingLieDetector: She can tell, thanks presumably to being able to sense pulse rate, sweating, and/or body temperature changes, if someone's lying if she's holding their hand.

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* LivingLieDetector: LivingLieDetector:
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She can tell, thanks presumably to being able to sense pulse rate, sweating, and/or body temperature changes, if someone's lying if she's holding their hand.



** [[EpilepticTrees Also]], in [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Elizabethan]] slang, [[EpilepticTrees "nun" could signify a prostitute]], and thus a [[GetTheeToANunnery "nunnery" a brothel]].

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** %%** [[EpilepticTrees Also]], in [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Elizabethan]] slang, [[EpilepticTrees "nun" could signify a prostitute]], and thus a [[GetTheeToANunnery "nunnery" a brothel]].



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: In the ''Nightmare of Nunnally'' manga, she plays girly girl to ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl Alice's tomboy.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
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In the ''Nightmare of Nunnally'' manga, she plays girly girl to ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl Alice's tomboy.



* TheUnfavourite: Along with Lelouch, apparently, probably as a side-effect of the rest of the court's disdain for Marianne.
** [[spoiler:This is subverted when we find about the truth in episode twenty-one of ''R2''.]]

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* TheUnfavourite: Along with Lelouch, apparently, probably as a side-effect of the rest of the court's disdain for Marianne.
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Marianne. [[spoiler:This is subverted when we find about the truth in episode twenty-one of ''R2''.]]



* LackOfEmpathy: It doesn't really occur to him that Lelouch would be upset with him for [[spoiler: killing Shirley]] or trying to replace Nunnally.

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* LackOfEmpathy: It doesn't really occur to him that Lelouch would be upset with him for [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing Shirley]] or trying to replace Nunnally. Nunnally.



* LightningBruiser: His Knightmare Frame is the first to be qualified as one.
** Is that his Knightmare Frame? I thought that was him using his Geass to make the other pilots think he was teleporting, (although this would solve the problem of how he appeared to teleport on long-distance scanners that shouldn't have been affected).
* LoveMakesYouEvil: His devotion to Lelouch did ''not'' mix well with his mental and emotional unstability.

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* LightningBruiser: His Knightmare Frame is the first to be qualified as one.
** Is
one. PlayedWith in that his Knightmare Frame? I thought that was him he using his Geass to make the other pilots think he was teleporting, (although this would solve the problem of how he appeared to teleport on long-distance scanners that shouldn't have been affected).
teleporting.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: His devotion to Lelouch did ''not'' mix well with his mental and emotional unstability.instability.



* MeaningfulName: "Rolo" probably comes from "roloi", Greek word for "clock".

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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"Rolo" probably comes from "roloi", Greek word for "clock".



* UndyingLoyalty: He could give Jeremiah some serious competition. Even when Lelouch confesses that he was just using him the whole time, Rolo stays loyal when the Black Knights revolt [[spoiler: and nets himself a DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Let's just say that if he hadn't killed [[spoiler:Shirley]] the events in R2 might have turned out differently. See UnwittingInstigatorofDoom page for more details.

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* UndyingLoyalty: He could give Jeremiah some serious competition. Even when Lelouch confesses that he was just using him the whole time, Rolo stays loyal when the Black Knights revolt [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and nets himself a DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Let's just say that if he hadn't killed [[spoiler:Shirley]] the events in R2 might have turned out differently. See UnwittingInstigatorofDoom page for more details.
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Mao gives C.C. the DILP treatment ''in-universe''. He sees her as a perfect angel even though she ''robbed him of his life'' by giving him his Geass that ultimately destroyed him when he was eight!

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Mao gives C.C. the DILP treatment ''in-universe''. ''InUniverse''. He sees her as a perfect angel even though she ''robbed him of his life'' by giving him his Geass that ultimately destroyed him when he was eight!eight!
* EvilLaugh: Not in the series proper, but she has a pretty impressive one in the very likely non-canon ''The Record of a Beautiful Rebellion'' AudioPlay (as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jbF2RuFxZY&t=2m37s here]]).
-->'''Kallen:''' Zero is here. The female version of Zero has appeared...
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* IKnowMortalKombat:
** According to ''[[AudioPlay STAGE 0.543: End of the Blissful Summer]]'', Suzaku learned the basics of driving a car from a video game when he was ten and figured the rest when he and Lelouch [[HeroStoleMyBike "borrowed"]] one from the Kururugi Shrine. Lelouch only learned of this at that very moment and at the same time Suzaku took a corner at 70 km/h (~ 43.5 miles per hour). Needless to say, he wasn't amused.
** Honorary Britannians are forbidden from ever piloting a Knightmare Frame, meaning that Suzaku didn't have any official training before FallingIntoTheCockpit of the Lancelot. The {{Novelization}} states that all his prior experience came from a time Britannian military put a bunch of fresh recruits into the Knightmare equivalent of a Cockpit Procedures Trainer in other to gather some unspecified raw data for reference. Ironically, his [[AchievementsInIgnorance lack of knowledge and preconceptions actually helped him]] to get the best performance out of the SuperPrototype, unlike regular pilots who were too used to less powerful and manoeuvrable Frames.



* {{Protectorate}}: First and foremost to Lelouch, and almost as much to Suzaki. Same in ''Nightmare of Nunnally'', but not nearly on the same level as Alice.

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* {{Protectorate}}: First and foremost to Lelouch, and almost as much to Suzaki.Suzaku. Same in ''Nightmare of Nunnally'', but not nearly on the same level as Alice.
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* ManlyTears: While he cries multiple times throughout the series, the most obvious example is when [[spoiler:He´s talking to Euphemia, who only has minutes left to live after Zero shot her. He´s bawling his eyes out by the time she passes away]].

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* ManlyTears: While he cries multiple times throughout the series, the most obvious example is when [[spoiler:He´s [[spoiler:He's talking to Euphemia, who only has minutes left to live after Zero shot her. He´s He's bawling his eyes out by the time she passes away]].



Later, Kallen joins the Black Knights as the AcePilot of the Gurren Nishiki and becomes a bodyguard or sorts to Zero. She's one tough and tsun-tsun girl, but in front of Zero, she [[{{Tsundere}} gets gushy and dere-dere]].

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Later, Kallen joins the Black Knights as the AcePilot of the Gurren Guren Nishiki and becomes a bodyguard or sorts to Zero. She's one tough and tsun-tsun girl, but in front of Zero, she [[{{Tsundere}} gets gushy and dere-dere]].



* BerserkerTears: In R2's first opening.

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* BerserkerTears: In R2's first opening.opening, {{foreshadowing}} the penultimate episode where [[spoiler:she was shedding tears in the Guren's cockpit when she finally decides to try to kill Lelouch. Actually a {{Subver|tedTrope}}sion because she seemed more sad and grimly resolved than angry at that point.]]



* BoobsOfSteel: A skilled soldier, and perhaps the best female Knightmare pilot in the series. And, of course, Kallen is quite busty, too.

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* BoobsOfSteel: A skilled soldier, and perhaps the best female Knightmare pilot in the series. And, of course, Kallen is quite busty, too.


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* ComplimentFishing: There's a scene in ''[[{{Novelization}} Stage 1]]'' prior to the Battle of Narita where Kallen unsubtly fishes for compliment from Zero after a perfect run of Knightmare combat VirtualTrainingSimulation for her Guren. [[MauveShirt Naomi]], who was monitoring the simulation, laughs her head off at her for it in the background.
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* ForgottenFirstMeeting: The ''Red Tracks'' novels reveal that Kallen, Lelouch and Suzaku met when they were ten. The day she was about move from Izu with her family, Kallen picks up a peach that came out rolling out of nowhere. A foreign black-haired boy (Lelouch) soon appears and Kallen deduces from his angry face that the fruits belongs to him and wordlessly hands it over[[note]]as seen in the ''Stage 0'' novel, peaches are Nunnally's favorite fruit and Lelouch just went to great lengths just to get some for her[[/note]]. They stand in awkward silence until a brown-haired boy their age (Suzaku) simply slaps Lelouch on the head and tell him he should just thank her for it. The boys argue a little when they notice that their bus is about to leave and run to catch it. Lelouch then suddenly stops and turns around and basically forces Kallen to accept the peach back without saying a word in the most {{tsundere}} way possible (oh, the irony) and leaves for good. Then Kallen's brother Naoto appears, asks her about the peach and Kallen simply says that it was given to her by a boy she didn't know.
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* ObliviouslyBeautiful: Kallen doesn't seem to realize how attractive she is, probably because she barely interacts with people around her age except for Ashford Academy StudentCouncil (who are a textbook example TheBeautifulElite themselves) and spends the rest of her time with LaResistance who either know her since she was a kid or are well aware of her temper. Notably, she didn't seem to know what to make of Gino's interest in her, causing HandsomeLech's efforts to woo her to fall flat.
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