History Fridge / CodeGeass

7th Mar '18 3:13:03 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Why does the Zero costume look like Franchise/{{Batman}} with SuperSentai helmet? Because it was meant to invoke fear in the superstitious and cowardly Brittannians and hope in the Japanese while still being a not so nice hero of justice. What better way to do this than to combine their iconic superhero motifs.

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* Why does the Zero costume look like Franchise/{{Batman}} with SuperSentai Franchise/SuperSentai helmet? Because it was meant to invoke fear in the superstitious and cowardly Brittannians and hope in the Japanese while still being a not so nice hero of justice. What better way to do this than to combine their iconic superhero motifs.
25th Feb '18 1:21:44 AM LovePsychothefirst
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*** In older versions of the tale, the love triangle involving Lancelot and Guinevere also included a lord - not Arthur - who was interested in ''Lancelot''. He offered him land, title, everything and anything...and Lancelot turned him down, which ultimately lead to him becoming the "betrayer". Now, remember how Zero offers to work with Suzaku early on and how that one choice of Suzaku to turn it down seems to be behind a lot of tragedy...
20th Feb '18 12:54:13 PM kasperow
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** Furthermore, Zero's outfit is also sort of symbolic. In the western world (America and Europe), black generally symbolizes death or evil, while white colors symbolizes life or good. This is reversed in Japan. So by wearing a black outfit in Japan, the Japanese automatically think of him as someone good, while the Brittanians will automatically think of him as someone evil. Then, when he becomes the Emperor, he wears a bright white outfit, and the Japanese see him as someone evil, while the Brittanians see him as... well, not exactly good either.
3rd Feb '18 11:08:25 PM Fookasu4to8
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*** More on the Gawain: as pointed out in the CelibateHero page, Sir Gawain spent many nights sleeping on the same bed as the Green Knight's wife but never takes advantage of her. Lelouch and CC are the ones to pilot the frame, the only couple in the show to "share a bed" (both in Lelouch's bedroom and Zero's quarters ThereIsOnlyOneBed) but -at least on screen- are never intimate, even when CC changes clothes, spends time in minimum clothing ([[SexyShirtSwitch including his shirt]]) and is generally [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl too comfortable]] around him, showcasing Lelouch's "virtue" (in the Arthurian tale, Sir Gawain rejected the lady's advances out of honor).
25th Jan '18 8:56:46 AM KrspaceT
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** Given he was originally meant to die, clearly the staff had to get ideas from earlier jokes to be made foreshadowing.
25th Jan '18 8:48:18 AM kasperow
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* I didn't notice this the first time I watched the show, since it's such a minor detail that has no real impact on the show, but does become HilariousInHindsight. In one of the early episodes, after Zero calls Jeremiah "Orange-kun", a Britannian soldier suggests that Jeremiah should just retire to an orange range. In the final episode of R2, after Zero Requiem ends, we see what all the characters are up to now. Jeremiah (and Anya) has retired and is now working... On an orange range. It's so subtle that it's easy to miss, but in hindsight, it's brilliant how they foreshadowed Jeremiah's eventual fate.
25th Jan '18 6:20:41 AM kasperow
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25th Jan '18 6:20:40 AM kasperow
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** While that certainly could be one explanation, this troper always felt that his hand movements were so over-the-top that they would be more likely to distract the target. A likely explanation could be that they are just intended to direct attention towards him.
5th May '17 4:27:46 PM KrspaceT
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* Each of Charles's children, at least the main ones, have a bit of him in them.
** Clovis has his Hidden Depths. Both were introduced as one note bad guys, however [[spoiler: over time revelations and insight makes them more than what they appear]]. Clovis has an entire Fridge bit of this above while Charles has [[spoiler: his ultimate agenda]]
** Cornelia has his single minded goal: Unlike most of his children Cornelia doesn't have any grand ideals. She conquers because she believes in Britannia, not for some grand plan of world peace or utopia or revenge. Charles [[spoiler: wants Ragnarok Connection to make the better world. His goals and plans all lead to this in some way or another, from what he wants conquered to what he and V.V work on]].
** Charles and Euphemia share one goal [[spoiler: Peace]]. He just goes for it in a way she wouldn't think of.
** He and Lelouch are both fond of being overdramatic in achieving their own goals. As ''[[CodeGeassMegiddo Megiddo put it]]'', Charles is a[[spoiler: man who's waging a world war just to keep an audience occupied]]
** Charles and Nunnally achieved something that, in series, is notably remarkable involving Geass [[spoiler: Charles was able to control Geass in both his eyes as 'Perfect Geass', while Nunnally was able to break the effect of Charles's geass that locked her eyes away with her own willpower]].
** Charles and Schneizel have a similar view to the Social Darwinism of the Britannian Empire [[spoiler: they don't themselves believe in it, though with Charles it's a cover while Schneizel lacks the ambition the concept generally entails]].
26th Mar '17 1:13:34 PM nombretomado
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* Besides Authurian myth, Lelouch also shares many similarities with OdaNobunaga: not the favored son to take over the clan duties, rises up suddenly when he kills the retainer most likely to have succeeded in taking over Japan (at the time), is hated and feared by everyone (including his own retainers)--like Nobunaga, Lelouch is associated with being a demon--and ultimately killed by a trusted underling. This makes Suzaku a CompositeCharacter of Akechi Mitsuhide (the man who kills Nobunaga), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (at least in the eyes of the public, he's a nobody who rises to prominence and unifies Japan), and Tokugawa Ieyasu (the ultimate "winner" of the Sengoku era who spent his childhood as an Oda hostage).

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* Besides Authurian myth, Lelouch also shares many similarities with OdaNobunaga: UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga: not the favored son to take over the clan duties, rises up suddenly when he kills the retainer most likely to have succeeded in taking over Japan (at the time), is hated and feared by everyone (including his own retainers)--like Nobunaga, Lelouch is associated with being a demon--and ultimately killed by a trusted underling. This makes Suzaku a CompositeCharacter of Akechi Mitsuhide (the man who kills Nobunaga), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (at least in the eyes of the public, he's a nobody who rises to prominence and unifies Japan), and Tokugawa Ieyasu (the ultimate "winner" of the Sengoku era who spent his childhood as an Oda hostage).
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