History YMMV / CodeGeassMaoOfTheDeliverance

17th Apr '16 5:28:15 PM Berrenta
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* {{Anvilicious}}: When Mao is forced into a Refrain addiction, he spends two days going through severe withdrawals before he [[ItGotBetter gets better]], culminating in a line that reads like a drug rehab success story advertisement.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: When Mao is forced into a Refrain addiction, he spends two days going through severe withdrawals before he [[ItGotBetter gets better]], better, culminating in a line that reads like a drug rehab success story advertisement.
12th Sep '15 4:56:02 PM lalaTKG
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* FreudWasRight: Mao has SingleTargetSexuality for C.C., whom he met when he was six and who [[WifeHusbandry practically raised him]]. It's also implied that she had sex with him when he got [[SheIsAllGrownUp a little older]]. Yeah...
29th Jul '13 11:37:28 AM TVRulezAgain
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The ''entirety'' of Chapter 20.
* CompleteMonster: Doctor Huai, and the scientists from the Rosenberg Institute who experiment on C.C. are hinted to be this as well.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The ''entirety'' of Chapter 20.
* CompleteMonster: Doctor Huai, and the scientists from the Rosenberg Institute who experiment on C.C. are hinted to be this as well.
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25th Mar '13 8:36:53 AM Austin
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* CowTools: There are quite a few details scattered throughout that appear to be nothing more than this, seemingly added for atmosphere or flavor.



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: For awhile, Mao only seems to use his Geass to attack those who threaten him. Later, however, he shoots up soldiers and researchers and plays to the fears of innocents without a care.
* LoveMartyr: Mao admits to himself that C.C. lied to him by breaking her promise to be with him forever, but decides he doesn't care and loves her anyway.
** [[spoiler: [[PowerOfLove Pays off in the end]] when she reaffirms her promise to him in C's World though]].



* MoralMyopia: Mao often berates others for doing (or thinking, or remembering doing or thinking) things that he sees as evil. While it's affirmed that he begins the story thinking his actions are a irreproachable demonstration of BlackAndWhiteMorality, he later acknowledges his slip into GreyAndGrayMorality, remarking that he really doesn't care what the world does to itself, so long as he can find a quiet place to be with C.C. away from it all. To the reader, however, it is a stark case of BlueAndOrangeMorality. Yeah...it's complicated.



* NotSoDifferent: Several times Mao notes the similarities between other characters and himself, including the arms dealer Doragoniki who is haunted by the loss of his wife, Shirley Fenette for not hesitating to kill someone to protect Lelouch (even though he still [[MoreThanMindControl More Than Mind Controls]] her without a care so he can use her against Lelouch), Nunnally for considering Lelouch the only thing that matters and [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality excusing his actions]] therefore, and finally, [[spoiler: even Lelouch himself, for being willing to commit any atrocity in order to ensure Nunnally's happiness.]]
* OutOfCharacter: The story interprets certain characters somewhat liberally. Some of this is justified in that it's [[UnreliableNarrator seen through the eyes of]] Mao. Others, though, such as how Lelouch is assumed, by both Mao and C.C. to [[spoiler: have been using a FreakOut to convince her to kill Mao, rather than being merely obsessive and viewing C.C. as a sort of Freudian fill-in for his mother, which is the arguably a more canon interpretation]] are more original.
** Mao's unusual mercy towards [[spoiler: Nunnally, by not actually putting her under a real bomb,]] too. Mao simply isn't that nice of a person.
*** There are actually several small moments scattered throughout the story, however, where Mao takes the time to at least attempt to do something unusually kind, such as scaring away an overbearing Britannian jerk from that Japanese girl or scrawling the words 'thank you' in soap on his hospital mirror, serving as a reminder that deep beneath the insanity and [[LoveMakesYouEvil self-adopted evil]], is a sweet kid.
*** Neither. Mao's use of a [[spoiler: fake bomb whose radius Suzaku deduced to be over 500 meters]] was a careful trick to deceive Lelouch into thinking Mao was outside of his Geass' range, [[spoiler: when in fact, he was not]].
** Lelouch and C.C.'s final talk in the story is pretty standard at the start: [[spoiler: Lelouch is worried that C.C. might have spared Mao, and that he may come after Nunnally again.]] But then, [[spoiler: Lelouch takes the opportunity to threaten C.C. out of some head trip, even after Suzaku's break down has knocked him out of it.]] And worst of all... C.C. [[spoiler: gives him the finger.]] What!? What sort of crazy alternate world is this where C.C. shows emotion!?
*** Well, C.C. in the original show ''did'' have her moments BeneathTheMask where she displays curious and unexpected emotions at memorable times, although admittedly anger isn't often one of them.



* SoundtrackDissonance: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrL6Oyd7iKM This]] plays in the background while Mao is cutting C.C. up into manageable portions with a chainsaw during the [[spoiler: IndulgentFantasySegue]].



* StalkingIsLove: Mao travels hundreds of miles to find C.C. again while listening to her voice constantly on his headphones. Although he ''is'' really just trying to save her life (albeit against her wishes).
** [[spoiler: And C.C. ends up agreeing with him!]].



* UnreliableNarrator: The story is told from a third person rendering of Mao's perspective. Thus, Mao's personal bias ends up, depending on your point of view, coloring descriptions of other characters, i.e. He = KnightInShiningArmor, C.C. = NotSoStoic PuritySue [[DracoInLeatherPants In Leather Pants]], Lelouch = RonTheDeathEater, Suzaku = [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocritical]] DeathSeeker, Shirley = [[FatalAttraction Fatally Attracted]] [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]], V.V. = WickedCultured [[CreepyChild Creepy]] PowerNullifier, Rolo = TheSoulless StepfordSmiler TykeBomb, Kallen = [[FantasticRacism Racist]] [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Genocidal Terrorist]], and Nunnally = [[spoiler: [[BrotherSisterIncest Incestuous]]]] [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous]] SpoiledBrat.
** It should be noted that his evaluation of others is often justified by the fact that he can read their minds, although his interpretation of the information he learns this way is sometimes skewed.
24th Oct '12 8:08:43 AM Oreochan
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*** There are actually several small moments scattered throughout the story, however, where Mao takes the time to at least attempt to do something unusually kind, such as scaring away an overbearing Britannian jerk from that Japanese girl or scrawling the words 'thank you' in soap on his hospital mirror, serving as a reminder that deep beneath the insanity and [[LoveMakesYouEvil self-adopted evil]], is a [[AdultChild sweet kid]].

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*** There are actually several small moments scattered throughout the story, however, where Mao takes the time to at least attempt to do something unusually kind, such as scaring away an overbearing Britannian jerk from that Japanese girl or scrawling the words 'thank you' in soap on his hospital mirror, serving as a reminder that deep beneath the insanity and [[LoveMakesYouEvil self-adopted evil]], is a [[AdultChild sweet kid]].kid.
27th Aug '12 2:48:41 PM Stoogebie
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Actually averted - though Mao is the protagonist of the story, and it's told from his point of view, his actions, good or bad, demonstrate his [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope descent into villainy]]. He's actually played more as a [[TragicHero Tragic]] JerkassWoobie than [[DracoInLeatherPants a whitewashed bad guy]]. Played straight when many side characters ruminate over how sexy he is or how cool his clothes are, including hotel staff, prostitutes, ''Prince Clovis’ security guards'', and students at Ashford Academy.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Actually averted - though Mao is the protagonist of the story, and it's told from his point of view, his actions, good or bad, demonstrate his [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope descent into villainy]]. He's actually played more as a [[TragicHero Tragic]] JerkassWoobie than [[DracoInLeatherPants a whitewashed bad guy]]. Played straight when many side characters ruminate over how sexy he is or how cool his clothes are, including hotel staff, prostitutes, ''Prince Clovis’ security guards'', and students at Ashford Academy.
27th Aug '12 2:46:36 PM Stoogebie
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* DracoInLeatherPants: The entire story itself is the product of a member of the BrokenBase that seems to view Mao this way, though in this case, it's more of a Draco In A Leather Coat, see BadassLongcoat. Played straight when many side characters ruminate over how sexy he is or how cool his clothes are, including hotel staff, prostitutes, ''Prince Clovis’ security guards'', and students at Ashford Academy.
** Interestingly, in the story itself, Mao gives C.C. this treatment, refusing to believe that she did anything wrong, even by [[BlessedWithSuck giving him]] his {{Telepathy}} in the first place , making him completely dependent on her (though this wasn't entirely her fault, she certainly didn't help by promising to be with him forever or having sex with him at such an early age, which the work [[strike: implies]] [[SexyDiscretionShot features]] ([[spoiler: though when C.C. admits that she really does love Mao near the end, it makes more sense]]), selfishly asking [[spoiler:that he kill her, despite knowing how much she means to him and trying to [[Unwittingpawn manipulate him into doing so]], cruelly abandoning him for refusing]] and ''almost'' attempting to kill him when it becomes apparent he poses a serious threat to her plan to [[spoiler: use Lelouch to kill her instead]]. [[spoiler: [[PowerOfLove Pays off in the end]] though when C.C. finally admits that she loves him too and pledges to keep her promise to stay with him forever through the medium of [[SpiritWorld C's World]]]]. Mao does slowly come to think of her as a BrokenBird though as he contemplates her [[DeathSeeker Death Wish]] and even slightly subverts this trope when he admits that though she lied to him, [[LoveMartyr he doesn't care]].

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* DracoInLeatherPants: The entire story itself Actually averted - though Mao is the product of a member protagonist of the BrokenBase that seems to view Mao this way, though in this case, story, and it's told from his point of view, his actions, good or bad, demonstrate his [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope descent into villainy]]. He's actually played more of as a Draco In A Leather Coat, see BadassLongcoat.[[TragicHero Tragic]] JerkassWoobie than [[DracoInLeatherPants a whitewashed bad guy]]. Played straight when many side characters ruminate over how sexy he is or how cool his clothes are, including hotel staff, prostitutes, ''Prince Clovis’ security guards'', and students at Ashford Academy.
** Interestingly, in the story itself, Mao gives C.C. this treatment, refusing to believe that she did anything wrong, even by [[BlessedWithSuck giving him]] his {{Telepathy}} in the first place , making him completely dependent on her (though this wasn't entirely her fault, she certainly didn't help by promising to be with him forever or having sex with him at such an early age, which the work [[strike: implies]] [[SexyDiscretionShot features]] ([[spoiler: though when C.C. admits that she really does love Mao near the end, it makes more sense]]), selfishly asking [[spoiler:that he kill her, despite knowing how much she means to him and trying to [[Unwittingpawn [[UnwittingPawn manipulate him into doing so]], cruelly abandoning him for refusing]] and ''almost'' attempting to kill him when it becomes apparent he poses a serious threat to her plan to [[spoiler: use Lelouch to kill her instead]]. [[spoiler: [[PowerOfLove Pays off in the end]] though when C.C. finally admits that she loves him too and pledges to keep her promise to stay with him forever through the medium of [[SpiritWorld C's World]]]]. Mao does slowly come to think of her as a BrokenBird though as he contemplates her [[DeathSeeker Death Wish]] and even slightly subverts double-subverts this trope when he admits that though she lied to him, [[LoveMartyr he doesn't care]].
22nd Aug '12 5:52:57 PM mlsmithca
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** It should be noted that his evaluation of others is often justified by the fact that he can read their minds, although his interpretation of the information he learns this way is sometimes skewed. Then again, [[FromACertainPointOfView in]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some]] [[YourMileageMayVary ways]], he's not too far off the mark.

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** It should be noted that his evaluation of others is often justified by the fact that he can read their minds, although his interpretation of the information he learns this way is sometimes skewed. Then again, [[FromACertainPointOfView in]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some]] [[YourMileageMayVary ways]], he's not too far off the mark.
22nd Aug '12 5:03:56 PM Stoogebie
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** It should be noted that his evaluation of others is often justified by the fact that he can read their minds, although his interpretation of the information he learns this way is sometimes skewed.
*** It should also be noted that some of those descriptions are pretty accurate.

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** It should be noted that his evaluation of others is often justified by the fact that he can read their minds, although his interpretation of the information he learns this way is sometimes skewed.
*** It should also be noted that some of those descriptions are pretty accurate.
skewed. Then again, [[FromACertainPointOfView in]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some]] [[YourMileageMayVary ways]], he's not too far off the mark.
21st Aug '12 3:29:37 PM Stoogebie
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