The character sheet of the Ashford Academy students and staff in ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
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[[folder:Shirley Fenette]]
!!!'''Shirley Fenette'''
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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/FumikoOrikasa (Japanese), Amy Kincaid (English)

-->''"[[ThePowerOfLove Love is power!]]"''

Shirley Fenette is one of Lelouch's classmates at Ashford Academy.

[[TheIngenue Beautiful]], [[AllLovingHero exceptionally kind]], and utterly devoted to [[TrueCompanions her friends]] -- even those (* [[LesYay cough]]* * [[CoolBigSis Milly]]* * [[SkinshipGrope cough]]* ) who repeatedly humiliate her -- Shirley [[MeaningfulName is named for Anne Shirley]] from ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', and [[http://desenelecopilariei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bgg1avi_001468383.jpg her character design is based on the anime version]].

Shirley gets top grades in school and participates both on the swim team and on the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, but she still finds plenty of time to pine and fret over her "Lulu" and his antics, real and imagined. [[LoveMartyr She has been in love with Lelouch]] since their first arrival at Ashford Academy, but even after so many years she [[CannotSpitItOut still finds it difficult]] to get (much less ''keep'') [[SelectiveObliviousness his attention]]. She has a [[RuleOfFunny hilarious habit]] of [[NotWhatItLooksLike jumping to conclusions before people can explain things to her]], particularly [[ClingyJealousGirl where Lelouch is concerned]].

Defying the widespread prejudice against people of Japanese descent, Shirley is the first student at Ashford to try to befriend Suzaku. (Leaving aside Lelouch and Nunnally, who, secretly, already knew him from years before.) As the series begins, despite [[LoveMartyr all the anxiety her crush]] on [[ObliviousToLove Lelouch]] causes her -- and [[ButtMonkey the daily humiliations]] her [[CoolBigSis friend Milly]] [[LesYay Ashford]] heaps on her -- she still manages to be [[GenkiGirl remarkably chipper most of the time]].

''Some'' day, of course, [[TragicDream she'll win Lelouch's heart, and then his hand in marriage]] -- but in the meantime, fate, luck, and Lelouch himself have a few surprises in store for her.

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Shirley embodies these tropes:

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Where she spends a lot of her free time.
* AffectionateNickname: As far as she is concerned, Lelouch is "Lulu".
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She says in the Cupid's Day episode that it's her duty to reform Lelouch because he's "a failure as a person".
* {{All Loving Hero}}ine: Along with Nunnally and Euphemia, one of the three sweetest characters in the whole series. Shirley's the first Britannian student to approach Suzaku at Ashford, where discrimination against Japanese is commonplace. She's very devoted to her friends, and was even willing to use a gun for the first time to protect Lelouch. [[spoiler: Before her death, it looked like she had a good chance of convincing Suzaku to try to settle things diplomatically with Lelouch. After her death, Suzaku decided to interrogate Kallen using the same drugs Kallen's mother got addicted to, and Lelouch decided to massacre the entire Geass order, and everything went straight to Hell.]]
** Not to mention, [[spoiler:who knows what would've happened if she didn't mention Nunnally to Rolo. At least she would've lived a little longer, since Rolo ''was'' at least willing to listen to her until she slipped up.]]
** She even makes a speech about ThePowerOfLove when Lelouch contacts her from the Chinese Federation.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: A few times over.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Kallen's Veronica for Lelouch's Archie.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The redhead to Milly's blonde and Nina's brunette, at the beginning of the series.
* BreakTheCutie: Possibly the [[TearJerker purest example]] in all of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' -- which is saying something.
* ButtMonkey: First, for comedic purposes. Then, for intense drama.
* CannotSpitItOut: Her feelings toward Lelouch. Although in a few instances, she kinda ''did'' mostly spit it out -- but [[SelectiveObliviousness he wasn't listening]].
** [[spoiler: Not to mention that the first time she does manage to more-or-less spit it out, she gets her memory erased shortly afterwards.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Too sweet a character to ''entirely'' fit this trope: she's more anxiously fretful than jealously clingy -- although she does get irked at Lelouch when he hangs up on her. (In his defense, he's usually hanging up on her because his life is in jeopardy at the time. Not that she'd have any way of knowing that.) Neverthless, she spends an extraordinary amount of her time and energy worrying about him, much of it specifically wondering if he likes some other girl more than her. In the aftermath of the Battle of Narita (which at the time strikes her as remote), her concern for Lelouch's whereabouts above all else is played for laughs -- [[WhamEpisode until]] [[TraumaCongaLine suddenly]] [[FromBadToWorse it]] ''[[BreakTheCutie so]]'' [[TheWoobie totally]] [[TearJerker isn't]].
* CuteClumsyGirl: A little clumsy. More than a little cute.
* DaddysGirl: From what we see, she and Joseph Fenette are on quite good terms.
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: In Lelouch's.]]
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: Poor Joseph is killed in the Battle of Narita.]]
* [[spoiler: DisposableWoman]]: [[spoiler: Lelouch is a {{Badass}} and TheHero, she is feminine and lovestruck. What else could possibly happen to her?]]
* TheDitz: In a way. Although Shirley is very book-smart and gets top marks in school, Milly Ashford loves to tease her that she can think of nothing beyond her feelings for Lelouch, when there's a whole wide world out there full of wonderful (and terrible) things. Most of the mockery is just [[DeadpanSnarker Milly being Milly]], but likely some is Milly's [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend half-sublimated jealousy]]. Shirley's role as a {{dojikko}} further contributes to her general ditzy feel.
** GeniusDitz: Possibly.
* DoggedNiceGirl
* [[spoiler: DyingDeclarationOfLove]]
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: The biggest victim of Milly's SkinshipGrope.
* FakeMemories: Part of the reason why she wants to help Lelouch once she regains her real ones.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: InvertedTrope: She's very feminine and not much of a cook. However, she ''is'' only about eighteen years old [[spoiler:at the time of her death]] -- and she's not attending ''finishing'' school but rather a preppy boarding school. Boarding school tends to provide both "room and ''board''" (i.e., prepared meals).
* FieryRedhead: A mild example -- almost (but not quite) to the point of aversion. Quick to anger, even quicker to forgive. And apologize profusely. Over and over.
* FirstKiss: She's kissed Lelouch twice [[spoiler: except the 2nd time was with Sayoko in disguise]].
* {{Foil}}: She has no shortage of {{foil}}s -- for a few examples, see TomboyAndGirlyGirl, below. But there's an interesting {{foil}} whom she barely even meets: Princess Euphemia, who not only has a strikingly similar personality but also has many analogous plot points. In many ways she is set up to be for "Lulu" what Euphemia is for Suzaku. ([[SarcasmMode Lucky her.]])
* {{Forgiveness}}: Definitely her greatest virtue. Forgives Lelouch for his responsibility in her father's death.
* FromBadToWorse: Several times.
* GenkiGirl: Starts as one. (Then [[FromBadToWorse it got worse]].) Reverts to one. (Then it got '''''even more''''' worse.) Rinse, repeat.
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[spoiler:TheGwenStacy]]
* HeroesWantRedheads: Or... Not. Lelouch tries to avoid showing any interest in her, whatsoever.
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: She thinks it's her duty to reform Lelouch.
* TheIngenue: Tied with Princess Euphemia as the most clear-cut example in the series. See also NaiveEverygirl and WideEyedIdealist, below.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: While C.C., Kallen, and Milly flaunt their assets a lot more. Many enjoyed anytime she appeared in her swimsuit.
* {{Joshikousei}}
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore Her death marks the end of all innocence of the series.]]]]
* LethalChef
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore]]
* LoveMartyr: For Lelouch. To ever more ridiculous degrees. [[ButtMonkey At first it's really]] [[RuleOfFunny funny.]] [[MoodWhiplash Then]] [[BreakTheCutie it's]] [[TheWoobie really]] [[TearJerker not funny.]]
* MeaningfulName: Shirley Fenette -- named for the beloved, red-headed and spunky Anne Shirley (''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'').
* MindRape: Mao does this to Shirley to get her to kill Lelouch. [[spoiler: She's so screwed up at the end that Lelouch has to erase her memories of him to try undo the damage.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:She was already suffering from this after shooting Villetta Nu (to save Lelouch), but Mao's MindRape brought it to such a horrifying level that Lelouch erased her memories to alleviate her suffering.]]
* NaiveEverygirl: Possible [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]], in which her naivete leads her to much misfortune, [[spoiler: and ends up getting killed for that.]]
* NamesTheSame: Even if her name is very similar, she's not the heroine of ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia''.
* NiceGirl
* NotWhatItLooksLike: She keeps catching Lelouch acting in a way that looks suspicious, with various girls -- usually Kallen.
* {{Ojou}}: Sorta. [[SpoiledSweet Sweeter and more open-hearted]] than the trope would suggest.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She's the star of Ashford's swimming team.
* ThePowerOfLove: A ''firm'' believer in such.
** By the way, the quote at the top of the page has essentially become the slogan of her biggest fans.
* PuppyDogEyes: Heavens.
* RapunzelHair
* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: Her crush on Lelouch began when she witnessed him helping out some strangers when no one else would.
* [[spoiler: [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: After [[FanNickname Orange-kun]]'s Geass-canceler undoes her FakeMemories, Shirley remembers that Nunnally, not Rolo, is Lelouch's sibling. So Rolo, [[{{Yandere}} disturbed by the mention of Nunnally's name]] shoots her.]]
* [[spoiler:ShooOutTheClowns: Shirley's death signaled a turning point in ''R2'', Lelouch lost a little more of his humanity and the series lost its comedic elements.]]
* SkinshipGrope: The victim of them, from Milly.
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation]]: In ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2.2'', it is possible [[spoiler: to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOaHee0YH0Q save]] her by getting [[Anime/TheBigO Roger Smith]] to convince Rolo not to kill her.]]
* SpoiledSweet
* StarCrossedLovers: With Lelouch. At least from ''her'' point of view. Lelouch has a lot of options, and Shirley isn't really high among them, [[spoiler: even if she is technically more successful, it's a pretty low bar.]]
** Do note that he did it in hopes of keeping her out of danger. [[spoiler:Too bad that didn't pan out.]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: Her death has the effect of pushing Lelouch ''and'' Suzaku even deeper into insanity, as well as signaling [[MoralEventHorizon the darkest turn in Rolo]].]]
* TaremeEyes
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Shirley (like Euphemia) is close to the extreme end of the girly girl scale.
* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Possibly the way some of her fans interpret her death. It's supported, intentionally or otherwise, by the famous Shirley-the-angel pic that appears in the last closing credits.]]
** Rather than play a naive or emotional role, Shirley plays the calm older sister as the Fawn in the Wonderland OVA as the fawn, and is by the OnlySaneMan in the skit other than Nunnally/Alice.
* TraumaCongaLine: It was bad enough when Lelouch kept having to hang up on her, forgetting to call her back, standing her up, [[SelectiveObliviousness not noticing]] when she [[CannotSpitItOut tried to confess]] her [[ObliviousToLove feelings for him]], vanishing without explanation, vanishing without explanation ''at the same time a cute female classmate was also vanishing without explanation'' ... then there was the Battle of Narita. [[FromBadToWorse It Got Worse]]. And worse. And worse.
* [[spoiler:UnrequitedTragicMaiden]]
* WideEyedIdealist: A unique example in the series: Shirley loves everyone and just wants them to get along -- yet she also shows a willful -- indeed, blind -- lack of interest in politics or current events. (Perhaps TruthInTelevision for someone her age, but in a series [[ImprobableAge where some of her (underage) classmates are members of the army and others are terrorist masterminds]], and the rest have at least chosen sides, it sets her apart.) Shirley is also ''literally'' a wide-eyed idealist: she has the largest eyes (and irises) of any major character in all of ''Anime/CodeGeass''. (Princess Euphemia, another WideEyedIdealist, seems to be in second place. See BigEyesLittleEyes, above.) At any rate, her combination of sweet, friendly, openness with her lack of interest in the larger world gets her [[LesYay lovingly]] but [[DeadpanSnarker ferociously mocked]] by her friend and resident (figurative) CoolBigSis Milly Ashford. (See also TheDitz, above.) If only the problems with this stopped right there...
* WistfulAmnesia: Goes through this on more than one level; first, when she finds herself falling for Lelouch again after being geassed into forgetting her memories of him the first time, and second, after being geassed by the Emperor to forget Nunnally, when she finds herself folding origami cranes again, something Nunnally taught her.
* WrongGenreSavvy: ...which they don't. Tragically, she was stuck in one of the farthest things from shoujo, making her idealism contrast all the more, [[spoiler:and her fate all the more tragic]]. Just two episodes after her proclamation of ThePowerOfLove, and right after she seemingly consummates her one true love, [[spoiler:[[KillTheCutie she gets mercilessly killed off]]]]. All the more [[{{Irony}} tragically ironic]] in that said power also had just earlier inspired Lelouch as Zero to make his inspiring speech about the Power of Passion after he and the Black Knights liberated China, and may have also saved Lelouch from falling into madness, [[spoiler:and his eventual [[DespairEventHorizon self-induced]] [[SuicideByCop demise]] via [[ThanatosGambit Zero Requiem]] if not for Shirley's murder]].
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[[folder:Milly Ashford]]
!!!'''Milly Ashford'''
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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (English)

-->''"We need festivals now and again, no matter what situation we're in."''

The student council president at Ashford Academy, Milly is a [[GenkiGirl cheerful]] and strong-willed young woman as well as the granddaughter of the owner of the school. (Hence ''Ashford'' Academy.) She loves playfully tormenting her friends, supporting them when they need it, ferreting out their secrets, keeping those secrets safe, and looking sexy and self-assured all around.

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Milly Ashford embodies these tropes:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Her dress at the banquet [[spoiler: before the arranged marriage between Prince Odysseus and Empress Tianzi.]]
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Of which she is the president.
* ArrangedMarriage: To Earl [[MadScientist Lloyd Asplund]]. [[spoiler: Later, she calls it off.]]
* TheBeautifulElite
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The blonde to Nina's brunette and Shirley's redhead, at the beginning of the series.
* BlueBlood
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* ChivalrousPervert: Despite her hobby of sizing up the assets of her female friends -- and very ''deliberately'' embarrassing them -- she cares deeply for all of them.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: With her wacky antics, almost as wacky costumes, and not so covert perversion.
* CoolBigSis: Coolest school president ''ever''.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Although, this being an alternate universe, cosplay in general seems to be an occidental rather than a Japanese practice.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyOldMan: Shirley, among others, has accused her of acting like this.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: One of the girls at the school "outed" herself during the chase for Arthur the cat. (Over the school radio, Milly had offerred, to whoever succeed in capturing the cat and bringing it to her, a kiss from whichever member of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil the victor wanted.)
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
** On a side note, she's one of the surprisingly few blonde characters in the series, given it's [[AnimeHair anime]] and so many of the characters are of [[PhenotypeStereotype European descent]].
* FallenPrincess: Not literally a princess, but an aristocrat whose family used to have close ties to the royal family.
* {{Fanservice}}
* FormFittingWardrobe
* GenkiGirl
* [[spoiler: HotScoop: After her high school graduation, she becomes a hot TV host and news anchor.]]
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Even if she has a crush on Lelouch, she [[ShipperOnDeck wants]] Shirley to get Lelouch during Cupid's Day. One can also wonder whether she made these comments about Shirley looking perfect naked because Lelouch was here.
* {{Joshikousei}}
* ManicPixieDreamGirl
* MsFanservice: [[GenreSavvy Deliberately]] plays the role.
* ObliviousToLove: She is totally clueless about Rivalz' crush on her.
* TheOjou
* OtakuSurrogate
* PluckyGirl
* SecretKeeper: She is the only Ashford student other than Suzaku who knows Lelouch and Nunnally's parentage. For most of season 1, she is also [[spoiler:the only one (except Lelouch) who knows that Kallen is part Japanese]].
* ShesGotLegs
* SkinshipGrope: Her most frequent victim, [[LesYay Shirley]], is unamused.
* SpoiledSweet
* StatuesqueStunner
* StudentCouncilPresident
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
** Milly (tomboy) and Shirley (girly girl).
** Milly (tomboy) and Nina (girly girl).
** Milly (tomboy) and Kallen (in her IllGirl guise) (girly girl).
** Kallen (in her warrior guise) (tomboy) and Milly (girly girl).
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Unlike her fellow UnluckyChildhoodFriend, Shirley, she doesn't let her life revolve around her feelings for Lelouch. Of course, this is mostly because she's all but given up on Lelouch for Shirley's sake. Like Shirley, Milly isn't a very good example, meeting him only a few years before the series, after all of the most major events of his past have happened. But unlike Shirley, she actually does have a working grasp of Lelouch's past. Despite a close alliance between Lelouch's mother, Marianne, and the Ashford Family, Lelouch and Milly show no signs of recognition of each other.
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[[folder:Nina Einstein]]
!!!'''Nina Einstein'''
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-->'''Voiced by''': SaekoChiba (Japanese), Creator/KimMaiGuest (English)

While not an especially important character early in the series, Nina does garner certain amount of attention from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' watchers. Mostly [[TheScrappy hatred]]. A [[ShrinkingViolet pathologically shy student]] at the Ashford Academy whose family is involved in the war industry, Nina is one of the more openly racist Britannians on the show (which apparently comes from [[AllThereInTheManual being left behind in a Japanese ghetto all alone as a kid and ending up traumatised by what she witnessed there]]), and is willing to [[TooDumbToLive throw out racial insults to men with guns]]. She is obsessed with Princess Euphemia li Britannia, to the point of [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating using a table to pictures of her]]. [[CargoShip Poor Table-kun.]] On the bright side, [[GadgeteerGenius her scientific and engineering skills]] are almost a match for Lelouch's planning.

Whilst Nina never was emotionally stable at the best of times, she ''really'' [[FreakOut snaps]] after the [[spoiler: Euphinator incident, blaming the entire thing, and Euphemia's death, on Zero]], and goes on to [[spoiler: build a [[GreenRocks Sakuradite]]- laced nuclear weapon to kill Zero, herself, and everyone else in the Tokyo settlement]]. After the TimeSkip she is shown to be working on replicating her [[spoiler: nuclear bomb for Prince Schneizel.]]

[[spoiler: Eventually Nina ''does'' have a change of heart -- as a result of seeing exactly what her brand new weapon is capable of -- and sets aside her grudge to aid the very person she aimed to destroy. While she retains much of her hatred and fear of Asians, if the GrandFinale is to be believed, she's taking the first steps toward overcoming it.]]

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Nina embodies these tropes:

* AmbiguouslyJewish: Her curly hair, her nerdy personality, and most of all her famous last name.
* AttemptedRape: Invoked in the Hotel episode. [[spoiler: The student council (sans Lelouch and Kallen) gets captured by Japanese terrorists intending to use the Sakuradite conference being held there as a stage to declare their continued existence. Nina, already terrified of Japanese people due to her backstory, goes and accidentally blurts out the (''very'' insulting) term for them: Eleven. The terrorist who hears her grabs her, and tells her that "he'll teach her a lesson", with her friends trying to defuse the situation, strongly implying that they plan to rape and kill her. She's only saved by the timely intervention of Princess Euphemia, who uses the revelation of her identity to save Nina.]]
* [[spoiler: TheAtoner]]
* BaitAndSwitchLesbians: You can make her fall for the male protagonist in the Playstation 2 ''Lost Colors'' game. Though it's important to remember that Lost Colors is not part of the established canon, so...
** BiTheWay, only for that game?
*** Given he can make anyone fall for him, it's more like Everyone is Gay (Or Heterosexual) for Rai.
* TheBeard: To Prince Schniezel.
* BeautifulAllAlong: She looked ''much'' less dorky when ''[[OddlyNamedSequel R2]]'' rolled in, [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange pulling her hair up in a ponytail instead of braiding it]] and using a sexy uniform with heeled boots and a ''really'' short MagicSkirt. Her personality, however, doesn't change. If anything, she got even ''worse''.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The brunette to Milly's blonde and Shirley's redhead, at the beginning of the series.
* BrainyBrunette
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Or in her case, with her miniskirt up. Fortunately, the one who walked in was blind and too naive to notice.
* CharacterDevelopment: Let's just say that the JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope and [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]] entries sum it up.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Masturbates to pictures of Euphemia. Later goes insane, [[spoiler: but after a while, she gets better and is implied to have worked out her issues.]]
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Eventually assists Lelouch, but not because she's forgiven him. She takes his side because Schneizel is just that much worse.]]
* [[spoiler:TheEvilGenius: To Emperor Lelouch, though he counts as that trope as well.]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In ''[[OddlyNamedSequel R2]]''. See also BeautifulAllAlong.
* FanDisservice: How many felt about the CargoShip-wreck.
* FanNickname: 'Racist-tan', 'Table humper', etc.
* FreakOut: Nina did ''not'' take [[spoiler: Euphemia's death]] well. How bad was it? Compare her picture here with the FreakOut [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cit_code_geass_nina_freak_out.jpg image]].
* GadgeteerGenius: ''Using just the contents of a school science lab'', she managed to build the world's first [[spoiler: nuclear weapon]]. At least in theory. She wasn't sure if it would work, though. [[spoiler: And it didn't the first time round, though all too horrifyingly well the third time.]].
* GenericCuteness: Not really ugly, but not beautiful either.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Subverted. Milly says in the Picture Dramas that she's often tried to talk Nina into ditching her glasses, but she keeps refusing.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: After [[spoiler: Euphie's death]]. Almost happens again when [[spoiler: she sees FLEIJA's effects... but ironically, that is what ''brings her back to sanity''. Sort of.]]
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: After her ''second'' and absolutely ''epic'' FreakOut.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With [[CoolBigSis Milly Ashford]]. Then again, Milly likes [[SkinshipGrope groping]] Shirley, and as for Nina ... . Maybe not so heterosexual.
* HotScientist: In R2, with [[BeautifulAllAlong some of the outfits and hairstyles she wears]], she looks * really, really* good! See BeautifulAllAlong, above.
* {{Joshikousei}}
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: She took a huge leap from [[spoiler: the end of season one]] to [[spoiler: episode 18 of ''R2'']].
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Sort of; She suffers no real consequences for her role in the creation of the F.L.E.I.J.A., though this is a result of Lelouch taking the fall for everything in his ThanatosGambit. The guilt and attempts at atonement was there however.]]
* MadScientist: Well, she managed to freak out ''Lloyd''. Fortunately, it was temporary.
* ManipulativeBitch: Not constantly, but she has a moment with Suzaku, pretty much forcing him to carry the F.L.E.I.J.A. warhead by guilt-tripping him with Euphemia's name. Considering how freaking psycho she is about Euphemia, it's actually pretty impressive that she could so calmly do such a thing.
* MeaningfulName: 'Nina' means 'little', so her name basically means 'Little [[AlbertEinstein Einstein]]'. [[spoiler:She invents the F.L.E.I.J.A. warhead, which is basically a nuke.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Typical [[TheSmartGuy smart girl]] with GenericCuteness and glasses.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After seeing the results of F.L.E.I.J.A. in Turn 19 of ''R2''.]]
* PsychoLesbian: Her feelings for Euphie, with a large helping of social awkwardness, make her look like a StalkerWithACrush at times.
* PurpleEyes
* TheQuisling: [[spoiler: Nina, Sayoko, Lloyd, and CÚcile pretend to be this under Lelouch's direction; they assisted Lelouch's Zero Requiem to achieve world peace. Since Lelouch's plans depend on being hated as the most tyrannical ruler in history, Lelouch has them defect to the Black Knights after they've accomplished their tasks -- the only way to preserve their names after the war.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: ''"Vengeance for [[spoiler: Euphemia-sama]]!"''
* SheCleansUpNicely: Subverted. Fancy dresses and [[DancesAndBalls balls]] only make her even more diffident.
* ShrinkingViolet: Very shy and withdrawn -- except during her bout of insanity.
* StalkerWithACrush
* TeenGenius
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Grievance counseling? In ''my'' Britannia?
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Nina is not all ''that'' tomboyish -- not compared with, say, Kallen (when the later is not playing at the IllGirl) or even the more energetic Milly -- nevertheless: Nina (tomboy) and Euphemia (girly girl); Nina (tomboy) and Nunnally (girly girl); Nina (tomboy) and Shirley (girly girl).
* TooDumbToLive: With the distinction of being a ''[[TeenGenius teen genius]]'' who's too dumb to live.
* TVGenius: Persons with uncommonly high [=IQ=]s are often depicted in media as being ''extremely'' NotGoodWithPeople, if not downright out of reality. That explains why Nina is so dissociated of the real world that [[spoiler: she's unable to really measure the effects of FLEIJA.]]
* {{Yandere}}: Why nuclear weapons and Emotional High School Girls '''should not''' mix. Though she never turns her violent side on the object of her affection or rivals. Only [[spoiler: the man who killed her love.]] Even then, she's able to [[spoiler: ''collaborate'' with him in the end. Lelouch is so impressed that he even ''tells'' her "you're a good person".]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B.
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[[folder:Sayoko Shinozaki]]
!!!'''Sayoko Shinozaki'''
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-->'''Voiced by''': SatomiArai (Japanese), Creator/KimMaiGuest (English)

-->''"I serve both Zero and master Lelouch."''

A [[{{Meido}} Japanese maid]] -- twenty-four years old in season one and twenty-five in season two -- Sayoko is employed by the Ashford family, assigned as the caretaker for Lelouch and Nunnally when they get into Ashford Academy. Quirky, devoted, sweet and highly protective of the Lamperouge siblings, she's the closest to a mother figure that they have after Marianne's horrible death.

[[spoiler: Sayoko is also a highly skilled ActionGirl NinjaMaid and the [[HeirToTheDojo heiress to a famous dojo]].]]

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Sayoko embodies these tropes:

* [[spoiler: ActionGirl]]
** [[spoiler: LadyOfWar: She's quite feminine and graceful with her movements even in battle. So much so that when she was disguised as Lelouch in R2 12 it led to some hilarious movements/misunderstandings about Lelouch due to how graceful she was was moving in her Lelouch disguise.]]
* AlliterativeName: Sayoko's alias within [[spoiler:the Black Knights]], "S. S." or "S2", also counts.
* AscendedFanon: Her being a [[spoiler: NinjaMaid.]]
* [[spoiler: BadassAdorable]]: She is very calm, polite, sweet, and motherly...[[spoiler: and she's also a very competent and deadly NinjaMaid.]]
* [[spoiler: CharlesAtlasSuperpower]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her [[CovertPervert covert pervertedness]], along with her ideas of male behavior (see: R2 11-12 and her diary entries), and also her general impersonation of Lelouch as she leads the student club members off his trail in R2 12.
** In one of the picture dramas, after overhearing a conversation between Lelouch and Suzaku she thought they were in a romantic relationship.
** The diary entries in the DVD booklets reveal that she discovered several of C.C.'s clothes in Lelouch's room. Her conclusion: Lelouch is into [[{{Crossdresser}} cross-dressing]]. In her defense, the InUniverse consensus is that [[CrossdressersAreAttractive he looks pretty good in a dress]].
*** In a EntertaininglyWrong variation of the SecretSecretKeeper trope, she helped him to hide his supposed peculiarities by discreetly disposing the recipe of the mail-ordered gothic lolita(?) outfit C.C. used in the episodes 14-15 of the first season.
** She was also suspicious about the IncestSubtext between Lelouch and Nunnally ([[RunningGag who doesn't?]]) and ascribed it as the cause of his "cross-dressing outlet."
* CovertPervert: See {{Cloudcuckoolander}} above.
* [[spoiler: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: she was a ''frigging NinjaMaid'' with fighting skills rivaling, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Suzaku Kururugi]] all this time.]]
** WordOfGod says [[spoiler: that in a contest between her and Suzaku, she would win. The only reason they didn't show it is that such a contest wouldn't really fit with the show.]]
** [[spoiler: She even gave Jeremiah a run for his money in a straight up fight, [[TookALevelInBadass even]] ''[[TookALevelInBadass after]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass his cyborg modifications]], managing to land a few hits on him before his priorly unknown [[AntiMagic Anti-Geass abilities]] allowed him to catch her off guard.]]
* ChekhovsGunman / ChekhovsBoomerang: She's just the help, used by Lelouch to shake off his connection to Zero...but then she keeps coming back with surprises.
* [[spoiler: HeirToTheDojo]]
* [[spoiler: KnifeNut]]
* LatexPerfection: Shown to have facial moldings beneath the mask, but the disguise is perfect enough to convince Ashford student council members.
* [[spoiler: MasterOfDisguise]]
* {{Meido}}
* [[spoiler: NinjaMaid]]
* ParentalSubstitute: Especially to Nunnally.
* ShipTease: Fandom ''loves'' to interpret her scenes with [[spoiler: Jeremiah]] as this.
* SilkHidingSteel: It overlaps with her being a [[spoiler: NinjaMaid]] at times, but she definitely is one. So calm and polite and [[spoiler: deceptive and deadly.]]
* StealthHiBye: To Milly in the Cupid's day episode.
* ZettaiRyouiki: In her [[spoiler: fighting clothes.]]
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[[folder:Rivalz Cardemonde]]
!!!'''Rivalz Cardemonde'''
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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NoriakiSugiyama (Japanese), Creator/BrianBeacock (English)

A member of the Student Council, and pretty much the only OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent there.

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* BromanticFoil: To Lelouch.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBike: Rivalz' bike is actually cooler than its rider.
* HopelessSuitor: Towards Milly.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Invoked by Rivalz during a school event, when he resolves to snatch Lelouch's hat and give it to Milly.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: With Lelouch leading the rebellion, Suzaku acting as knight in for the King's emperor's forces, [[spoiler: Shirley dead, Nina getting recruited as bomb creator for Britannia]] and Milly reporting it all for the news, Rivalz really is left all by his lonesome.
* NonActionGuy
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
** He actually [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this trope when the Black Knights are storming the school, and he attempts to stand up to them, saying "I want to do something cool."
*** And again in the very last episode, where he laments that his friends are out fighting for the fate of the world while he sits on his butt doing nothing.
* PluckyComicRelief
* SatelliteCharacter: As noted with his FanNickname 'Air', which defines the poor guy's importance to the show in general.
* UnluckyEverydude
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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