Britannian characters in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (excluding the main characters) and ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'', and the tropes they embody.


!!Britannian Imperial Family

[[folder:Emperor Charles zi Britannia]]
!!!'''Emperor Charles zi Britannia'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NorioWakamoto (Japanese), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (English)

->''"All men are ''not'' created equal!"''

Ruler of the Britannian Empire and father to Lelouch and his siblings, Charles is introduced as a SocialDarwinist who thinks that war is the best way to create social progress. It's eventually revealed that his true agenda is to use the Ragnarok Connection to create "a world without lies", a desire brought about by being raised in a royal family whose members killed and deceived each other for power. {{Iron|y}}ically, Charles' actions only perpetuate the cycle of violence and result in Lelouch's campaign to destroy the empire his family built.


Charles embodies these tropes:
* AnimeHair: So preposterous, even by the standards of ''CodeGeass'', that it gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the DVDCommentary.
* ArchnemesisDad
* AristocratsAreEvil: Boy oh boy.
* AssimilationPlot: Charles' "world without lies", which sounds like a good idea until Lelouch points out its flaws.
* BadassBeard
* BadassCape
* BadassGrandpa: While not technically a grandpa, his age and actions are in line with this.
* BigBadEnsemble: Alongside Prince Schneizel. The two are Lelouch's biggest opponents.
** BiggerBad: Despite being the leader of Britannia, he's never really a direct threat until towards the end of R2. Instead, his children take up the spotlight.
* BigEyesLittleEyes: Tiny eyes. As a kid, his eyes were rounder.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: In no small part his doing. Though his generation is implied to be just as screwed up.
* BlueBlood
* [[spoiler:CreepyTwins: He and V.V. could fit the bill.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He doesn't take the war personally, denies his son any oppportunity to use his geass, predicted that [[spoiler:Suzaku]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder would inevitably turn against him]], and in general avoids BondVillainStupidity.
* [[spoiler:DeaderThanDead: [[ Lelouch erases Charles and Marianne from existence]] in ''R2'' episode 21. Using ''God''.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Suzaku of the Counterattack'', [[spoiler:Lelouch finds him dead]], and in ''Manga/CodeGeassTalesOfAnAlternateShogunate'', he's only mentioned once by Euphemia.
* [[spoiler:DisappearsIntoLight]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Lelouch manages to overthrow Charles and halt Instrumentality five episodes before the end of the series. Schneizel steps up to the plate to reveal himself as the true antagonist. Though it was pretty clear that Schneizel would be the bigger problem, since he had already ruined Lelouch's own plans.]]
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Charles does this to challenge Lelouch (as Zero) just as he's announcing his plan to join the UFN.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: [[spoiler:Killed offscreen by Schneizel as a way to frame Lelouch]] in ''Suzaku Of The Counterattack''.
* TheEmperor
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His speech at Clovis's funeral.
* EvilCounterpart: Of Lelouch. He leaves the duty of actually leading the empire to others and he sees all people as faceless pawns despite his good intentions.
* EvilLaugh
* EvilPlan: Charles' plan for the Ragnarok Connection. [[spoiler: Kill {{God}} which will cause instrumentality and 'create a world without lies'.]] It's an unusual example in that no one knew about it or moved against it until he put it into motion. Lelouch had about five seconds to think of a counter plan; [[CrazyEnoughToWork the best thing he came up with was]] [[spoiler:[[ use his geass]] on '''God'''. ]]
* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler:He and his twin brother V.V.]]
* EvilOverlord: From his military stand point, LargeAndInCharge presence, and the way he treats his subjects, he's this trope.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He does actually care about his children, genuinely loved Marianne and despite being Emperor and Bodyguard, he is very good friends with Bismarck.
* FakeMemories: Charles' Geass allows him to induce these; [[spoiler:he used it on Lelouch to erase his memory of being Zero, and on Nunnally to modify her memories of being present at Marianne's murder, giving her psychosomatic blindness in the process. Note that it's not clear whether [[MoralEventHorizon he actually intended to traumatise Nunnally to the point of blindness,]] but he doesn't seem to feel that bad about it if he didn't.]]
* FanNickname: At least one fan calls Charles "the Quaker Oats man" because of his resemblance to the corporate icon. Other nicknames include "Emperor Curls", "Curly" or "Emperor [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Wakamoto]]". Sometimes "Chuck" or "Charlie" may be used very casually.
** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Humorously, he is also once called Charlie]] by [[CloudCuckoolander Lloyd]].
* FreudianExcuse: Being raised in the BigScrewedUpFamily that ran the Britannian Empire was Charles' StartOfDarkness.
* {{Gonk}}: Quite possibly, considering how fat he is in comparison to the rest of the cast, and the fact that his hair looks just plain weird, even by their standards.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Evil-looking eyes.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Everything he's done to distract the world from his secret {{Instrumentality}} project, the Ragnarok Connection, not to mention [[spoiler:what he did to Lelouch and Nunnally following Marianne's murder, in order to hide them away from V. V., yet still not caring whether they would be alive or dead in the end]].
* IHaveNoSon
* IWasQuiteALooker: Yes, really. In the flashbacks we see him as a younger man and without the sausage curl whig.
* KansasCityShuffle: All this time Lelouch thought his dad was interested in territory and other 'earthly' goals. [[spoiler:His true goal is at a higher level and because no one has any idea, they can't oppose it.]]
* KickTheDog[=/=]KickThemWhileTheyAreDown:
-->'''Young Lelouch''': "Hail Your Majesty! My mother the empress is dead."
-->'''Charles''': "Old news. What of it?"
** See also: [[spoiler:Charles [[LaserGuidedAmnesia mindwiping all defining memories of Lelouch's life: Nunnally, his mother Marianne, his identity and history as a Britannian prince, his revulsion towards Britannia, and that he is Zero]], and [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou keeping him around to bait out C. C.]]]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Charles (to V. V.): ''"Brother, you have lied to me for the last time"'' * takes Code from V. V., leaving him to bleed to death.]]
* KnightTemplarParent: Charles subjects his children to a lot of pain, intentionally or otherwise, to achieve his goals, which he feels are his way of showing he cares.
* LargeAndInCharge: Incredibly bulky in appearance especially compared to the NoodlePeople character designs of others.
* LargeHam: Charles does everything in over-the-top, almost operatic style--a trait that Lelouch definitely inherited.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Charles and Lelouch have more in common than either would presumably care to admit.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: No indication of whether this is explicitly the case with Britannia in general, but given that his children come from a whole mess of royal consorts...
* LittleGuyBigBuddy: [[spoiler:Emperor Chuck and V.V.]]
* MissingMom: [[spoiler:Charles and V.V.'s StartOfDarkness took place when their mother, courtesy of other nobles, got [[DroppedABridgeOnHim a carriage dropped on her]] and in front of the not-older-than-10 twins, apparently as revenge for having her kids appointed as heirs to TheEmpire.]] Yikes.
* [[spoiler:{{Necromancer}}[=/=]NightOfTheLivingMooks]]: In ''NightmareOfNunnally'', his Geass allows him to [[spoiler:raise the dead. He does this with several of the Knights of the Round]].
* [[spoiler:NighInvulnerability: After killing V.V. and taking his "Code".]]
* [[spoiler:NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: [[DidntSeeThatComing Don't think he ever considered the possibility of being practically erased from existence by what is essentially God]].]]
* OneTrueLove: He had 108 wives but it is clear that he loved Marianne the most.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: The nobility only realized that he went missing because he wasn't in the throne room.
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment]]: In ''NightmareOfNunnally'', [[spoiler:both his parents were assassinated]].
* ThePatriarch
* PetTheDog: In a real blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, you can see portraits of his dead children [[spoiler:Clovis and Euphemia]] when he's in the library room in C's world. This indicates that ''maybe'', on some deep (and man do I mean ''deep'') level, he really did care about his kids.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In response to Lelouch calling him out on not protecting Marianne well enough, he tells Lelouch that the only things he has are things he provided him with.
* RoyalBlood
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The EvilPlan he cooks behind the scenes.
* SocialDarwinist: Charles seems to be this. [[spoiler:Subverted later when he tried to use Ragnarok to ''eliminate'' this, making him and Marianne ''very'' brutal {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s.]]
** StrawHypocrite
** Also a bit of BlueAndOrangeMorality coupled with [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastardry]], since his empire is merely a tool to get the Thought Elevators.
* StartOfDarkness: The assassination of his mom was the last straw.
* {{Ubermensch}}: A ''very'' good example, if you look deep enough. Check the trope page, section "Anime".
* {{Ugly Guys Hot|Daughter}} ''[[UglyGuysHotDaughter Children]]'': As can be seen from the picture, despite [[IWasQuiteALooker his unexpected hawtness in flashbacks]], he's not attractive by the time of the main series. His kids, though, include [[TheBeautifulElite Lelouch, Nunnally, Cornelia, Euphemia, and Schneizel]]. Yeah.
* [[spoiler:TotalitarianUtilitarian]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: What he hoped to achieve with the Ragnarok Connection.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's popular in the main land.
* VillainousFriendship: With Bismarck.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Like Lelouch, Charles uses reprehensible methods to achieve theoretically admirable goals, though it really doesn't come off that way at first.
** Nightmare!Charles is much more sympathetic, and engages in less villainy than canon Lelouch does.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2'', Charles and V.V. aim to convert humanity into pure will, so they can survive the fate of the sorrowful future the BK warns of.

[[folder:Princess Euphemia li Britannia]]
!!!'''Princess Euphemia li Britannia'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/OmiMinami (Japanese), Creator/MichelleRuff (English)

->''"I never want to see people unhappy ever again!"''

The Third Princess of Britannia, Euphemia is a rarity among the royal family: kind-hearted, plucky, innocent and sweet. She wants ''everyone'' to be happy. Yes, that includes even the Elevens -- among them, the man she loves, Suzaku Kururugi.


Princess Euphie ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS also spelled Euphy]]) embodies these tropes:

* ActualPacifist
* AllLovingHero: Even moreso than Shirley. She loves everyone and wants to help everyone.
** She has a tendency to throw herself into dangerous situation for the sake of protecting others.
* AnimeHair: Although not as extreme as some in the series, including her own father Emperor Charles.
* AscendedExtra: While no way an extra, she does play a bigger part in the AU "Lelouch of the Rebellion" manga.
* [[spoiler:AxCrazy: Not intentionally, but to horrifying effect. Lelouch, in his first bout of PowerIncontinence, [[ accidentally geasses her "to kill all the Japanese."]] More than any other character in CodeGeass, she fights against the order -- both when he first commands her, and again in the end. But she succeeds in shaking it off only when she herself is dying, after she's already led to the deaths of thousands of innocent people -- mostly Japanese, but some Britannians as well -- and utterly ruined her [[strike: truly exquisite dress]] chance of bringing about peace between Britannia and the people of Japan.]]
* TheBeautifulElite
* BetaCouple: With Suzaku Kururugi, whom she champions (a risky thing for her to do, given that he is an Eleven) and who becomes her official knight, both literally and figuratively. Suzaku / Euphemia sets up a nice contrast with Lelouch (for whom Suzaku is a {{foil}}) / Shirley (who is in many ways similar to Euphemia, or how Euphemia might have been if she had not grown up as royalty.)
* BigEyesLittleEyes: Huge eyes -- second biggest, of the entire cast, after Shirley's.
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Suzaku.
* [[spoiler:BloodSplatteredWeddingDress: Although not literally a wedding dress, the pink-and-white dress Euphie wears in the episode "Bloodstained Euphie" looks similar enough to qualify.]]
* BodyguardCrush: On her knight, Suzaku Kururugi. Thoroughly requited. [[spoiler:Horribly shot down in the end.]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:The SAZ massacre breaks her completely. She's in tears and fatally injured at the end.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: Lelouch admits that Euphemia was the closest thing he had to a FirstLove.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Is willing to jump into a missile zone to protect someone with her status. She does this often. Its in her intro episode.
* [[spoiler:CuteAndPsycho: Under the influence of the Geass.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Determinator}}: The first person to ever ''resist Geass''.]]
* TheDitz: A mild example. Unless you compare her to her TheChessmaster relatives.
* ErmineCapeEffect
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Especially [[{{Yandere}} Nina]].
* [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry Everything's Sparkly With Jewelry]]: The choker around her neck.
* {{Expy}}: [[strike: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Lacus]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Clyne]]]] [[FanNickname Lacus Clone]]; also, of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Relena Peacecraft/Darlian]].
* FanNickname: [[{{Expy}} Lacus Clone]] [[CaptainObvious anyone?]] [[spoiler:There's also the Euphinator, Genocide-tan and Princess Massacre, the last one is actually used in the series.]]
* FixFic: "Nightmare of Nunnally" seems to deliberately give her the opposite outcome of what happened in the main series... [[spoiler:by making her [[TheEmperor The Empress of Britannia.]]]]
** To say nothing of the actual {{Fan Fic}}s that fix her unfortunate fate.
** Some ''Code Geass'' video games such as "Lost Colors" allows the player to prevent the event altogether.
** In CodeGeassTalesOfAnAlternateShogunate, Lelouch entrusts Japan to her and Suzaku after Perry's defeat.
** [[spoiler:In ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2.2, if the player takes the ZEXUS route, [[Anime/{{Daitarn 3}} Banjo Haran]] has faked Euphie's death.]]
* {{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: Shirley Fenette, who not only has a strikingly similar personality but also has many analogous plot points. In many ways, Shirley is set up to be for "Lulu" what Euphemia is for Suzaku.
** [[ActionGirl Kallen]] also serves as her foil in their brief interactions. Kallen's ''not'' a believer in what Euphie is doing, seeing her as just a useless royal puppet. This is one of few things that ''actually'' gets a rise out of the princess.
* GenreSavvy: For the romance part of the anime. Apparently she has read every page on this wiki related to "how princesses seduce their knight". For the political part, see WrongGenreSavvy.
* GiantPoofySleeves: Occasionally.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Very wide, open eyes -- second only to Shirley.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* HairDecorations
* HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler:Manages to force herself not to follow Lelouch's Geass command and kill Suzaku (Japanese), though she was nearly dead at the time.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroWithBadPublicity: Despite all her noble intentions, she's known as "Princess Massacre".]]
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit
* TheIngenue: Tied with Shirley as the most clear-cut example in the series. See also WideEyedIdealist, below.
* InSeriesNickname: "Euphie" [[spoiler:and Princess Massacre]].
** IronicNickname: Kallen calls her the "puppet princess", despite her status as RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething. [[spoiler: Then it's subverted when she accidentally becomes the Geass' (and to an extent, her father's and Lelouch's) puppet and it ends up costing her. So Kallen was right in a roundabout way.]]
* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]
* LadyAndKnight: She is the Lady and Suzaku is her Knight.
* [[spoiler:LetThemDieHappy: Suzaku lies to her saying that the SAZ is a success.]]
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: To Suzaku.]]
* MeaningfulName: Where to start? [[ Euphemia of Chalcedon]] was an early Christian saint. Moreover, [[ several European queens have also been named Euphemia.]] And etymologically, "Euphemia" (Greek: "good speech") is closely related to "euphemism."
** Saint Euphemia [[spoiler:was a martyr. And her martyrdom [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath was REALLY ugly]], according to her legend.]].
* MeetCute: With Suzaku Kururugi. Not just their vertical CrashIntoHello (when she falls on top of him while "escaping" imaginary villains), but the whole sequence that follows, which is arguably the happiest and most unambiguously romantic sequence in the series. [[SarcasmMode So you just know things are going to go well from then on.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Part of her standard disguise.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the DVDCommentary, which someone says, "She's [[{{Moe}} aggressively cute]] with the glasses."
* [[spoiler:MercyKill: [[ A regret-filled Lelouch does this, although he has a host of conflicting motivations, many of which have nothing to do with compassion for her.]]]]
** [[spoiler:He already had those motivations (and plans, which he had been working on during the school festival prior to the SAZ announcement) in place before the fiasco took place, so he simply chose to fall back on them with no other alternatives in sight.]]
* MoralityPet: For Princess Cornelia. Also, [[spoiler:tries to be this for Lelouch. Things do not go well.]]
* MsFanservice
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as she dies without learning what she has done.]]
** [[spoiler:Although Lelouch has one for being inadvertently responsible for causing the actions that would have given her a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, and for killing her.]]
* PimpedOutDress
* PluckyGirl: [[spoiler:Somehow, even when things went bad -- which of course just made the "worse" seem even worse.]]
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: Tries to solve the conflict with the Japanese peacefully, impressing even Lelouch with her move. [[DiabolusExMachina It was short lived.]]
* PrincessClassic: Combined with plenty of RebelliousPrincess and BlitheSpirit.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Even for hair color.
* PrincessesRule: She's briefly the Viceroy for Area 11.
* PurpleEyes
* RapunzelHair
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia
* RoseHairedSweetie: Has pink hair and a sweet and pacifist personality to match.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler:Was about to be this -- until Lelouch accidentally geassed her into her anti-Japanese killing spree and had to kill her himself. NightmareOfNunnally is kinder to her, though.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]
* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat: Lelouch is forced to make her one of these after accidentally geassing her.]]
* SiblingYinYang: With Cornelia.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Her declaration of the Special Zone and her call to Zero to stop fighting and start helping causes him to absolutely flip his lid, because it derails his bigger plan.]]
* [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation: In NightmareOfNunnally, Tales Of An Alternate Shogunate, and several video games.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: As mentioned above, Euphemia's nickname is sometimes spelled "Euphie" and sometimes "Euphy." Nunnally even lampshades it, telling Suzaku she's not sure to have spelled it right.
* SpoiledSweet: Despite being a princess, she's sweet and kind and helpful. This is particularly notable when you consider what the rest of her family is like.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Suzaku.
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: Euphemia's death made some fans turn away from the series ''as a whole'', as they felt she was also killed off just for plot device reasons. The contrived way it happens, with the Geass going off at the worst moment while Lelouch says the worst possible thing, doesn't help.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: Among the Britannian royals in season 1. See also WhiteSheep.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Perhaps even more than Shirley -- who, after all, is on the swim team, and doesn't wear poofy dresses or jewelry -- Euphemia is at the girly girl extreme of the CodeGeass world.
* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]:
* TragicDream: She hopes to bring about peace between Britannia and the Japanese people. [[spoiler:Oops.]]
* WhiteSheep: The only ActualPacifist in the family.
* WideEyedIdealist: Literally as well as figuratively: with the sole exception of Shirley, she has the largest eyes (and irises) of any major character in all of CodeGeass. In the classic political sense, she is the most extreme WideEyedIdealist on the show, probably followed by Nunnally. (Shirley is out of the running because of her wilful lack of interest in politics.)
* WrongGenreSavvy: You know [[GundamSEED these shows]] in which the sweet, 16 years old, Rose-Haired pacifist princess and her AcePilot boyfriend with his SuperPrototype mecha end the war? [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope This is not Code Geass]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink hair.

[[folder:Princess Cornelia li Britannia]]
!!!'''Princess Cornelia li Britannia'''

-->'''Voiced by''' Creator/JunkoMinagawa (Japanese), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (English)

->''"Sloppy, senile, corrupted. Where is Zero?! I want the enemy of the Empire caught! Get Zero!"''

Twenty-seven-year old -- twenty-eight by the second season -- Second Princess of Britannia and Area 11's Governor after the death of her brother Clovis. [[TheChessmaster The brilliant,]] [[LadyOfWar courageous and widely-feared Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Army]], she is also strongwilled, xenophobic, and strict. Nevertheless, she [[MoralityPet harbors a deep and genuine soft spot for her little sister]] Euphemia.

Princess Cornelia embodies these tropes:

* AcePilot: Amongst the best Britannia has to offer. She seems to be second only to Suzaku, and Schneizel says she's as good as Marianne "The Flash", though it's quite possible he's exaggerating.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Dark purple hair, pale skin and considerable height. Cornelia is rather reserved save for the affection she shows her sister, Euphiemia. Schneizel can also get her blushing, but then he does that to all the ladies.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Especially at the beginning.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
** BadassNormal: No geass. No Lancelot. No need for either.
** BadassInCharge
** BadassPrincess
* BigBad: For most of the first season, while Emperor Charles is more of an unseen BiggerBad with little to no direct impact on the conflict.
* BlueBlood
* BreakTheHaughty: Over the course of the series.
* CharacterDevelopment: She ordered a raid in a ghetto, causing several Japanese civilians to die at her soldiers' hands. By the finale, she's at a ''wedding'' between Japanese man and a Britannian woman, and she doesn't seem to have that much of an issue with it.
* TheChessmaster: She was the first enemy in the series to deliver Lelouch a defeat.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Purple hair and eyes.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: She saw through every trick Lelouch used. One can ''feel'' his frustration as Cornelia denies him any opportunity to exploit.
* DarkActionGirl: A little old for the trope, but not by that much. She's powerful, she's ruthless, and she's feared.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Starts off arrogant, proud and very racist. Through a series of defeats, humiliations and betrayals, by series end she is a bit more rational in thought and chilled out considerably.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Throughout much of the first season, she spearheads the Britannian forces ruling Japan, so she's the woman that Lelouch has to face in order to be considered a threat to the Empire. Once she's [[HumiliationConga thoroughly defeated]] at the end of R1, she's quickly supplanted by [[DevilInPlainSight Schneizel]], [[TheEmperor Charles]] and [[CreepyChild V.V.]]
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath: Courtesy of her older brother and a machine gun.]]
* EvilVirtues:
** Unwilling to leave her bodyguard die, at a point rarely seen for a villain.
** Her personal courage in battle is undeniable.
* FourStarBadass: She's a very high-ranking commander of the Britannian forces, a [[TheStrategist strategist]] who nearly beats Lelouch (albeit while he was still overconfident from his early victories), and she leads her troops from the front lines. It's no surprise that she's one of their best fighters.
* HandCannon: She had this gun that she pointed at Zero when he offered to save the hostages of the JLF.
* {{Hypocrite}}[=/=]MoralMyopia: Criticizes the JLF for having "forgotten basic human decency," in reference to the time when a rogue group of JLF members took a number of innocent civilians hostage in a hotel jacking... Which they did one episode ''after'' she herself ordered the brutal slaughter of an entire Ghetto filled with mostly innocent civilians. As noted above, she does [[BreakTheHaughty get better]] [[DefrostingIceQueen as time]] [[CharacterDevelopment goes on]] but... ''damn''. One might also find her failure to account for said sins when viewing her brother Lelouch with contempt audacious, considering it was her nation's acts, which she was also complicit in no less, that set him down his present path, and that she made no real effort to consider his pain or motivations. He may have been responsible for [[spoiler:the death of her sister]], but still, it's a case of NeverMyFault.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:She ''does'' suffer in various ways (dead little sister, messed up in the Black Rebellion, imprisoned for a while, shot by her brother), ''and'' does get better over time (see DefrostingIceQueen), but [[LackOfEmpathy shows no repentance]] and suffers no direct punishment for any of her actions, which include one on-screen massacre and doubtless many other reprehensible acts commited under the banner of Britannia, and would rightfully have her tried as a war criminal in real life.]]
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: While normally stoic and ruthless, mention the late empress Marianne and watch her blush like a schoolgirl.
* LackOfEmpathy: Towards the civilians, at least in the first season.
* LadyOfWar: Very much so.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]: While she has little tolerance for failure or incompetence, she shows on multiple occasions that she's willing to go the extra mile and even risk her own life for her subordinates.
* MoreDakka: Did you ''see'' the payload on Cornelia's scavenged Frame in episode 14?
* NobleDemon: Her courage, genuine desire to build stability in Area 11, and her relationship with [[MoralityPet her sister Euphemia]] are there even in her first appearances, as well as her ruthlessness and racism.
* NotSoDifferent / ShadowArchetype: Considering her relationship with [[MoralityPet her sister]] and affection towards Marianne, she's not that different from Lelouch.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Refuses to abandon her injured men when retreating, even if it puts her own life at risk.
* PetTheDog: She's very much a villain, but she genuinely cares about Euphemia and Guilford.
** She states her intention to avenge Clovis, implying that she cares for him to some degree. She also states to Euphemia when they're relaxing together in the garden that she wants to avenge Lelouch and Nunnaly as well, not knowing that they're alive.
** She also accepts Suzaku as a knight of Britannia in the final episode of season one.
* PragmaticVillainy: As racist as she is, she is not an idiot about it, and she's willing to promote Elevens who prove themselves useful to her.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Cornelia prefers her pink-haired, often-pink-attired sister Euphemia to anyone or anything else in the world.
* PrincessesRule: Takes over as Viceroy of Area 11 after Prince Clovis's death and before turning it over to her sister Euphemia.
* [[spoiler:RebelliousPrincess: In the first part of ''[[OddlyNamedSequel R2]]''. She drops the mantle when siding with Schneizel, but picks it up again -- and almost gets a bridge dropped on her courtesy of him. She dodges it, barely, and after getting better she joins LaResistance.]]
* PurpleEyes: Blue-purple.
* [[spoiler:RebelLeader: She's the leader of the remaining rebels opposing Lelouch by the end of the plot.]]
* RedBaron: "The Witch Of Britannia"
* RoyalBlood
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A viceroy and a military commander.
* SiblingYinYang: With Euphemia.
* StatuesqueStunner
* TakingTheBullet: A random soldier does this to save Cornelia from Todou during the Black Rebellion, which is further evidence that she inspires genuine loyalty in her troops.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: A true LadyOfWar, Cornelia is the most tomboyish major character in season one of CodeGeass. (Her closest rival would probably be Kallen in her warrior guise.) Cornelia is most commonly paired with Euphemia, who (along with Shirley) is at the show's extreme girly girl end of the spectrum. [[ See this adorable pic from their childhood together.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Tsun to her subordinated, dere to Euphie. At one point, Cornelia almost blushed when Schneizel was praising her.
* TsurimeEyes
* VillainousValour: Zero fought her using a Knightmare 10 times more powerful than hers. [[spoiler:And he relied on ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind to win]]. She also leads her troops from the very front of the front line, and ''never'' gives up.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Provided Lelouch with his first real challenge as a strategist. Especially after the incompetent AttackAttackAttack nature of her predecessor Clovis. Hell, she would have beaten him if C.C. hadn't turned up to save the day (something Lelouch hadn't planned for and didn't expect). Still, Lelouch does wise up after this, and outmanoeuvres her in their subsequent clashes.
* WouldHurtAChild: Tried to kill [[OlderThanTheyLook V.V.]] while under the impression he was merely a child with a geass.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple hair. To match her eyes and lips.

[[folder: Empress Marianne vi Britannia]]
!!!'''Empress Marianne vi Britannia'''

-->'''Voiced by''': AsakoDodo (Japanese), Creator/KariWahlgren (English)

->''"Masks will vanish, then everyone can be exactly who they're supposed to be."''

The former Empress of Charles zi Britannia and mother to Nunnally and Lelouch, she was first introduced as a MissingMom killed by unknown assassins. It was due to this that caused her kids to be kicked out of the Britannian Empire, which in turns caused Lelouch to hate Britannia and begin his rebellion. To many people, she was known as Marianne the Flash, a powerful ActionMom and a nice person overall that everyone adores (providing they are not snobbish nobles). [[spoiler:Unfortunately, she happens to share her husband's viewpoint that the current world is beyond hope, turning out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist AND KnightTemplarParent thanks to her [[LoveMakesYouEvil genuine, but REALLY twisted love for her children]]]].


Marianne embodies these tropes:

* AcePilot: Being a former Knight and one of the first Knightmare Frame pilots qualifies.
* ActionMom
* [[spoiler:AristocratsAreEvil]]
* TheBeautifulElite
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Where the whole mess starts.
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: To Lelouch. You thought Marianne was a saint? Turns out that she wants the same thing as Charles.]]
* [[spoiler:CynicismCatalyst: In ''NightmareOfNunnally'' she ''was'' idealistic and managed to convince Charles to abandon his plan until she got assassinated, which convinced her that she can't build a kind and gentle world with trust.]]
* [[spoiler:DeceptiveLegacy]]
* [[spoiler:DisappearsIntoLight]]
* DisposableWoman: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilMatriarch: Combined with WellIntentionedExtremist. Loving your kids but not above atrocities because of them...]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDoodling: At one point while in Anya's body she looked like she was about to doodle on Suzaku's face but he woke up before she could.]]
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Keeps up a saintly PuritySue facade and appears to get killed off while plotting with Emperor Charles the entire time.]] Essentially, she's [[spoiler:playing the saintly-mother-as-DisposableWoman trope for all it's worth!]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: In ''NightmareOfNunnally''.]]
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe: Her Geass ability, which she used to transfer her soul to poor Anya.]]
* HiddenDepths
* HimeCut: One of the less [[AnimeHair bizarre]] examples in the series.
* HotConsort
* InformedAbility: She was supposedly excellent at piloting a Knightmare Frame, but has never been seen in one.
** [[spoiler:Perhaps. There was that moment in episode 20 of R2 where, while in direct control of Anya, she deliberately let a very specific part of the Mordred's Float System get damaged in a brief scuffle with the Knight of One so she would have an excuse to leave the battle and land on the island. Her feint was apparently so good that Bismarck Freaking Waldstein didn't notice he'd been deliberately given the opening he exploited. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation It's also possible the only reason Anya was able to become a Knight of the Round was because of Marianne.]]]]
* [[spoiler:KnightTemplarParent]]
* [[spoiler:LadyMacbeth]]
* [[spoiler:LittleMissBadass: She *is* inside of 15-year-old Anya Earlstreim, after all. And who knows, she might have been one when young?]]
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: Marianne's beloved children mean the world to her. So much that she will ''destroy and rewrite said world'' for them.]]
* MissingMom: Marianne died eight years ago, at the hands of [[spoiler:her own brother in law, V.V., out of jealousy. Turns out she managed to [[GrandTheftMe find a new home in]] [[SoulJar the body of Anya Alstreim]]]].
* PlotTriggeringDeath
* PosthumousCharacter: Finding out the truth behind her murder is one of Lelouch's biggest motives for attempting to overthrow the Britannian Empire [[spoiler:though it's eventually revealed that she's NotQuiteDead.]]
* PurpleEyes
* RagsToRoyalty: A major plot point.
* RapunzelHair
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: The reason for her death [[spoiler:at Schniezel's hands]] in ''SuzakuOfTheCounterattack''.
* ShipperOnDeck: [[spoiler:Ships Lelouch/C.C., even asking C.C herself directly if she fancied Lelouch. C.C just said "Uhm, HeIsNotMyBoyfriend".]]
* [[spoiler:ShowingOffTheNewBody: Shortly after she appears to Lelouch in ep 21 of ''R2''. Technically, it was her ''old'' body, because she had been stuck in a loli for seven years prior, but the effect is kinda the same.]]
* {{Trickster}}: [[spoiler:So good at [[ManipulativeBitch lying and manipulating]], that she managed to fool everyone with her saintly PuritySue facade ''even after her physical death''. Also very playful and almost child-like towards Lelouch during episode 21 of R2.]]
* TheUnFavourite: Being born as a commoner certainly didn't help with the nobles.
* [[spoiler:UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]WellIntentionedExtremist: More than being an EvilMatriarch, Marianne ''heartily'' believed that {{Instrumentality}} was the best way for the world to exist.]]
* WalkingSpoiler

[[folder:Prince Schneizel el Britannia]]
!!!'''Prince Schneizel el Britannia'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Norihiro Inoue (Japanese), Creator/TroyBaker (English)

->''"Mankind's history is war, peace is an illusion, to turn illusion into reality is an arduous task. It requires discipline."''

Second son of Emperor Charles, this blond man in his late twenties is one of the main antagonists of the series. While he comes across as an AntiVillain due to his chivalrous demeanor, the true nature of his sinister and calculating personality is revealed when he assumes the role of Lelouch's principal nemesis in Season 2. What he lacks in typical Britannian royal [[LargeHam theatrics]], he makes up for in efficiency, cunning, and sheer ruthlessness.

In ''Suzaku Of The Counterattack'', Suzaku becomes his knight. [[spoiler:Schneizel turns out to be the main villain, killing his father and framing Lelouch for it. He tries to use C.C. to gain immortality and take over the world, but Suzaku manages to kill him.]]


Schneizel embodies these tropes:

* AffablyEvil: Pretty nice to everyone in general. A notable scene is when he comforts Cecile after an embarrasing moment.
* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: Who commands a floating battle station with has orbital nuclear capability.]]
** Furthermore, in ''Suzaku Of The Counterattack" [[spoiler:he tries to become immortal and take over the world]].
* AloofBigBrother: Stoic as noted above and both Nunnaly and Lelouch himself admit that Schneizel is the only one to beat Lelouch in Chess.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Schneizel is the only character who can consistently outstrategize even Lelouch.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Despite being a member of the [[RoyallyScrewedUp royal family]] he does seem like a good man. [[spoiler:Turns out he's Lelouch's most dangerous and ruthless opponent.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: In Turn 09, Kanon states he is Schneizel's assistant..."public ''and'' private." Admittedly Kanon said this with a semi-joking tone of voice, but during his wedding party, Scheizel's older brother states that he never expected to see Schneizel acting as escort to a woman.
* AmbitionIsEvil: What he believes. [[spoiler:Ironically he has his own ambitions, but deliberately not being ambitious ''enough'' is what leads to his downfall.]]
** [[spoiler:It's more that his ambition IS to be ambitionless, or to have an "ambition" that isn't actually his own but is for the good of mankind. He clearly hates his farther's system of doing things, and truly believes that ambition causes all the world's problems. So he lies to everyone, including himself about having ambitions, in an attempt to prove that he's a better person than the rest of his family.]]
* AmoralAttorney: Not in profession, but fits the archetype perfectly. [[spoiler:Such as when he leads the Black Knights into betraying their leader, and shortly afterwards, argues his way into a rebellion against his father.]]
* AntiVillain: Subverted. He was foreshadowed as a BigBad and Lulu's EvilCounterpart since the first Opening TitleSequence but, for a long time, he had yet to do anything evil. However, after R2 episode 9, he definitely proves himself to be {{Not So Harmless|Villain}}, [[EvilMentor leading and almost brainwashing]] [[PsychoLesbian the already crazy Nina]] to believe FLEIJA would be what Euphie would want. Then there was that [[DissonantSerenity disquieting grin]] on his face when said bomb went off. And then he got the Black Knights to turn on their leader, and got his very own floating doom fortress.
* [[spoiler:AristocratsAreEvil]]
* BadSamaritan
* BadassBookworm: WordOfGod states he´s the single smartest character and the biggest threat to Lelouch of anyone in the entire series. He knows just what to say to make ANYONE tick just the way he wants to be.
** At the same time, he has way more resources and political authority, being near the top of the Britannian pecking order.
* BaitTheDog
* TheBeautifulElite
* BigBad: He takes up this role in R2, as Lelouch's toughest, most frequent and most direct opponent.
** In other media, he's the main villain in [[spoiler:''Suzaku Of The Counterattack''.]]
** BigBadEnsemble: With his father, Emperor Charles.
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* BitchInSheepsClothing: A somewhat atypical example.
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil: I mean, c'mon. look at his picture up there. You didn't seriously believe he is up to anything noble and good, did you?]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Kanon himself has stated that Schneizel has a preference for weird things and people (why he keeps Lloyd around, for one). However, [[MagnificentBastard efficiency comes first]].
* ChekhovsGunman: Long before he ever made his debut, Schneizel appears in the openings and is mentioned several times.
* TheChessmaster: Stated to be the only one consistently better than Lelouch and proves this several times.
* ConsummateLiar: Of the Truth Twister sort. See also FalseReassurance.
* DevilInPlainSight: Has a knack for fooling most of the people he comes across into [[UnwittingPawn doing his bidding]].
* DivideAndConquer: One of his many [[ManipulativeBastard ruthless]] [[TheChessmaster stratagems]].
* DragonInChief
* EarlyBirdCameo: He is first seen at Clovis' funeral.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Unlike his dad, he does not react well to [[spoiler:mind controlled Euphemia massacring Elevens.]]
** Furthermore, after Zero's EngineeredPublicConfession of the High Eunuchs, he opposes their idea that leaders are figureheads and nations are dirt. And since the High Eunuchs [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating lost the support of the Chinese people]], they were no longer eligible for Britannian titles.
* [[spoiler:EvilCounterpart: To Lelouch. The biggest difference, Lelouch points out, is that Schneizel is sheltered in a villainous royal family and lacks ambition. Opposed to his GoodCounterpart, who wishes greatly to destroy Britannia and knows the man on the street well enough to have more than just selfish reasons.]
* [[spoiler:EvilMentor: To Nina.]]
* [[spoiler:TheEvilsOfFreeWill: His Damocles plan, in a nutshell.]]
* FalseReassurance: This might as well be Schneizel's non-Geass power.
* FateWorseThanDeath: His ultimate fate. [[spoiler:He was mind controlled into obeying his arch enemy (or more specifically Zero), but we don't know whether he's completely mindless or just encouraged.]] Granted, this could cure his lack of ambition, since he now has something to fight for. [[MindScrew Maybe.]]
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: He has the honor of being Lelouch's final opponent.]]
* FromACertainPointOfView: He claims to have never lost a chess match to Lelouch, which is completely true...but he leaves out the fact that he tends to ''forfeit'' when things are going poorly.
** As Lelouch puts it, he only plays games he can't lose.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: A ''genuine'' one after [[HeelRealization seeing all the shit he caused]] by watching what [[MobileSuitGundamWing Zech and Treize]] have to do to make the world realize their folly about wars in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Super Robot Wars Z2 Saisei-Hen]] ZEXIS route, he resolves to help Lelouch and all the princesses make the world a better place.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: NorihiroInoue, better known as [[FruitsBasket Kazuma Sohma]].
** And in English, TroyBaker, now famous for playing [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]] and [[Videogame/BioshockInfinite Booker DeWitt]]. And later, another ManipulativeBastard, [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex Van Kleiss]].
* [[spoiler:HumiliationConga: Got a really ''spectacular'' one in the GrandFinale. See the main page for details.]]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: A ''master'' at this, too. The dick. [[spoiler:Lelouch was already close to the DespairEventHorizon with the apparent death of Nunnally, and while [[AchillesInHisTent he was in his private quarters]], his big brother took the opportunity to convert the Black Knights to his own side. As if that weren't bad enough, he also hid away Nunnally, who he had secretly saved, and later used her against him.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: [[spoiler:When he nukes Pendragon, or at least that's what he wants you to believe]].
* ManipulativeBastard
* MeaningfulName: Schneizel [[spoiler:kind of fits the "evil German" stereotype, once he's revealed to be a ruthless killer.]] Also, the RealLife British Royal family is German. They changed their name to Windsor during UsefulNotes/WW1, but until then it was [[ Saxe-Coburg and Gotha]].
*** His name has "sch" in it, it resembles the word schnitzel and he's blonder than blond. Most people will think of him as German, if for no other reason ([[spoiler:insert [[{{Anime/Monster}} Johan Liebert]] comparison]]) than stereotypes.
* [[spoiler:MetaphoricallyTrue: Namely, the stuff he says about Lelouch when he presents to the Black Knights.]]
* [[spoiler:MoreThanMindControl: His preferred approach to people who can be useful to him, including Nina and even Nunnally.]]
* [[spoiler:NotSoHarmlessVillain: He's obviously not up to something, right? ...''Right?!'']]
* [[spoiler:NukeEm: His solution to world peace.]]
* OverlordJr
* PetTheDog: If it's possible for an event to simultaneously this '''and''' a KickTheDog moment: [[spoiler:Schneiel shooting Cornelia before the final battle. The KickTheDog part speaks for itself, but then you realize that this is the point in the series where Schneizel has slipped into full-on "batshit mental" mode, and after this point he's casually throwing nukes around and setting up his own forces to die, not to mention callously leaving Nunnaly behind to die while he escapes. The fact that, for all his cold ruthlessness he was still able to willingly spare (Cornelia's later dialogue suggests this) his sister, despite the fact that she had completely rejected his ideals, has to say something (even if it's only small) about his humanity.]]
* PlayingTheVictimCard: [[spoiler:His remark that he himself could be under the Geass command of Lelouch when meeting with the Black Knights.]]
* PrinceCharming: He at first seems to be like this but [[spoiler:as we find out in part 2 he is a ruthless sociopath.]]
* QuoteMine: [[spoiler:Schneizel pulls this one on Lelouch and his SarcasticConfession to Suzaku of deliberately geassing Euphie and then killing her, and uses it to implicate him in front of the Black Knights, leaving out the rest of the conversation, including Suzaku calling out Lelouch for lying. With a little extra suspicious yet cursory evidence, it's incredibly effective.]]
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Set up as a suspect for killing Marianne. It turns out to be V.V.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Lelouch's Red.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A military commander and political leader.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: [[spoiler:At least, screwed up enough to directly or indirectly nuke the entirety of the Britannian nobility near the end of the series, including the brothers and sisters that were not Cornelia, Nunally, or Lelouch...]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:It's implied he was going to try this, but Lelouch beat him to it.]] In the spinoff manga Suzaku of the Counterattack, he actually does the deed and [[TheScapegoat pins it on Lelouch]].
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Sensitive Guy and Magnificent Bastard]]: The Magnificent Bastard to Kanon's Sensitive Guy.
* TheSociopath: [[spoiler:The guy has no problem nuking several million people and his siblings!]]
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: The only one that can beat Lelouch.
* TheSocialExpert: One could argue he's even better at it than Lelouch.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:To his dad and in a way to his brother with the Black Knights.]]
* TheHeavy: Despite the fact that Charles holds the title of Emperor, he entrusts Schneizel with the day-to-day administration of the Holy Britannian Empire within his capacity as the Prime Minister. Therefore, throughout the course of the series present timeline, it is he whom Lelouch must match wits with as he wages war against the armed forces of Britannia.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Runs in the blood, more than he would care to admit.
* {{Ubermensch}}
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* VillainsNeverLie: Subverted. See ManipulativeBastard.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He sees [[AmbitionIsEvil human ambition as the source of all conflict]], so his plan is to [[spoiler:scare the entire world into giving up violence using nukes.]] He lacks the proper perspective to realise that this is a bad idea.
* XanatosGambit: The guy never plays games where he loses.
* XanatosSpeedChess: In the time it took Lelouch to travel (by boat) to the Chinese Federation, Schneizel had already conceived of, and put into action a plan that would not only recapture Lelouch, but also end the conflict between Britannia and the Chinese Federation. All without shedding a single drop of blood. Even [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]] is amazed by Schneizel's efficiency.


-->'''Voiced by''': Kazato Tomizawa (Japanese), Creator/CindyRobinson (English)

->''"The most splendid relationship in the world is that of loyal siblings."''

V.V. (pronounced V2) is a mysterious boy with blond hair longer than his body. [[spoiler:He is the twin brother of Charles zi Britannia, but looks much younger because he has gained the power of immortality through a Geass contract like C.C. He can grant Geass contracts like her, having given both his brother and Rolo Lamperouge their Geass abilities, among others in the Geass Directorate. He succeeds C.C. in becoming leader of the Geass Directorate, a secret organization that studies and produces Geass users. He is one of the main antagonists in the series.]]


V.V. embodies these tropes:

* AlliterativeName: If those are indeed his initials.
* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]: [[spoiler:Charles kills him because he lied to him again and to take his Code, but it's difficult to feel sorry for him]].
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Seeing this trope in action and suffering horribly because of it is his FreudianExcuse.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BlueBlood
* BreakThemByTalking: Tries this on [[spoiler:Cornelia.]] [[TalkToTheFist Does NOT work.]]
* TheChessmaster: Quite possibly the most calculatingly malicious character in the series.
* CreepyChild: Although [[OlderThanTheyLook not technically a child]], he's one of the creepiest characters in the series.
* [[spoiler:CreepyTwins: He and Charles could fit the bill, [[CreepyChild but him more so]].]]
* CrossDressingVoices: Subverted in the Japanese original: Kazato Tomizawa, his {{seiyuu}}, is a male child actor.
* DoomMagnet
* EnfantTerrible: Subverted: [[spoiler:He's a man in his 60's, but he got his Code at an early age so his physical growth was stunted.]]
* GodivaHair: Despite being ''male''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In more ways than one. [[spoiler:Sending Marianne's n°1 fanboy Jeremiah to assassinate Lelouch backfired, resulting in Jeremiah committing [[HeelFaceTurn an about face]] and leading Lelouch to his doorstep, but not in the way V. V. anticipated at all, leading to the latter's defeat. V. V., still recovering from his internal injuries, made the mistake of seeking refuge in the presence of his brother Charles, who he had not bothered to inform that he had sent an assassin after Lelouch. Charles, still seething from V. V.'s earlier lies in violation of their pledge and contract to liberate the world from them, has had the last straw. Since Charles had a fully evolved Geass, you can probably guess what happens next...]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: The best example in the series by a longshot, for all the crap that he caused.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Whenever he gets involved, things ''always'' get worse.
* [[spoiler:LittleGuyBigBuddy: With his twin brother Emperor Charles.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Kidnapped Nunnally and then informed C.C. about it [[BatmanGambit in order to lure Lelouch]] (and, more importantly from his point of view, C.C.) away from the Battle of Tokyo at a critical moment, then also revealed the truth about Geass and Euphemia's death to Suzaku in order to have him come kill Lelouch. Also quite possibly had something to do with Villetta showing up, with memories returned, at a crucial moment and shooting Ohgi, thus causing further chaos in the Black Knights' temporary headquarters and command structure.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: When you send out an assassin, make sure he has no unrequited loyalties to the matriarch of the target. You just might have a HeelFaceTurn in the works. And [[spoiler:had V. V. not murdered Marianne, Lelouch may have never stumbled upon his parents' Ragnarok Connection plan.]]
* OlderThanHeLooks: He looks even younger than Nunnally, [[spoiler:but really he's Emperor Charles' twin brother.]]
* OnlyKnownByInitials
* PurpleEyes: Pink-ish purple.
* RapunzelHair
* RoyalBlood
* {{Unreveal}}: How he got his Code. It's never said in any canon how he got it.
* {{Yandere}}

[[folder:Prince Clovis la Britannia]]
!!!'''Prince Clovis la Britannia'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NobuoTobita (Japanese), Creator/SamRiegel (English)

->''"I was just speaking to Clovis. He is at peace now. He's sitting on a beach''".

Prince of Britannia and governor of Area 11 prior to the start of Code Geass. He was the first of Lelouch's relatives that he encounters [[spoiler:(and kills)]] after acquiring the Geass.


Clovis embodied these tropes:

* AristocratsAreEvil / BlondesAreEvil
* {{Bishonen}}
* ChivalrousPervert: Nice, uhm... swimsuit designs, man.
* HiddenDepths: He was [[BigBrotherInstinct very kind to his siblings]], [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas loved his mother]] and was a talented artist who painted and even designed lingerie and swimsuits. He also dabbled in architecture.
** For added emphasis, Cornelia, during the conversation from when he decides to become Viceroy from one of the Sound Dramas, notes that he is too kind for the job.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: The real reason why he hated the Elevens/Japanese (as well as his StartOfDarkness) so much was because he blamed them for Lelouch and Nunnally's "deaths" when Japan was destroyed.
* {{Irony}}: By R2, it's a popular InUniverse theory that Zero was actually Clovis all along.
** In fairness, it's easy to see why this would be. After all, Clovis, like Lelouch, [[NotSoDifferent was a charismatic orator with a penchant for exaggerated gestures and a flair for the dramatic.]]
* LargeHam: He certainly had the hand gestures down.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Lelouch felt this a few episodes after he killed Clovis. Yes, Lelouch, you just killed your brother and you'll have to live with it.
* NotSoDifferent / ShadowArchetype: Despite only appearing for a few episodes, Clovis serves as this to Lelouch ironically enough.
* OhCrap: When he learns the identity of the person who led the insurgence against his massacre of Shinjuku -- none other than his thought-to-be-dead brother Lelouch. Notable in that he is also overjoyed, given his love for him.
* SacrificialLamb: A rare villainous example - given his set-up as a major antagonist back in Episode 1, who actually expected him to go out as ''quickly'' as he did?
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation. Subverted ''big'' time in NightmareOfNunnally. She spares him when she attacks his HQ in the beginning and urges him to leave... but then Lelouch catches up to Clovis and kills him anyway.]]
* StarterVillain: For Lelouch as a strategist.
* StartOfDarkness: Became Viceroy of Area 11 in hopes of making it a fitting memorial to his thought to be dead siblings. Fell into depression and despair, and subsequently became ruthless towards the Elevens.

[[folder:Prince Odysseus Eu Britannia]]
!!!'''Prince Odysseus Eu Britannia'''

First Prince of the royal family. He seems to be a rather kind man, but is utterly outclassed by the hyper competent nature of most other royal children.

* BlackSheep: By no means a complete screw-up, but he's completely inadequate when compared to his more active siblings. Lelouch even calls him a ridiculously ordinary man.
* InnocentBlueEyes: The first clue that he's not in the same league as Lelouch, Schneizal, or even Nunnally is that he lacks the trademark PurpleEyes his siblings have.
* NiceGuy: About the only thing he's really got going for him.
* NonActionGuy: Claims he's not very good at fighting when talking to Tianzi

[[folder: Princesses Guinevere su Britannia & Carine le Britannia]]
!!!'''Princesses Guinevere su Britannia & Carine le Britannia'''

The two other princesses (1st and 5th respectively) in the royal family. Rarely seen in the series, but carry the usual attitude of Britannians.

* DarkChick: Carine is certainly one, enjoy the warfare and suffering of Elevens. And openly expresses disdain for Nunnally's plans for peace. Guinevere could be seen as one too considering how quickly she ordered the guards to kill Lelouch after he announced he killed the Emperor despite him having no proof to show otherwise (Granted he did, but she didn't know that).
* GirlishPigtails: Carine
* HairDecorations: Guinevere has a weird flower like one that stick out of her hair.
* HumiliationConga: Once Lelouch Geasses them, they're the first to swear their loyalty to him. The last we see of them is acting as maids and cleaning the castle.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Guinevere who is seen purchasing buildings when she feels like it.
* SpoiledBrat: Both of them, Carine for her childlike attitude and Guinevere for spending money on a whim.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Usually always seen together and at least in the same scene.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After Lelouch takes over as emperor we don't see them again nor learn of their fates after the destruction of the Pendragon.

[[folder:Princess Marrybel mel Britannia]]
!!!'''Princess Marrybel mel Britannia'''
Marrybel mel Britannia is is 88th in line to the throne of the Britannian Empire, and the founder and leader of the anti-terrorism organization “Glinda Knights” within the Britannian military. She is childhood friends with Oldrin Zevon and attended military academy with her.

Marrybel's single-handed establishment of the Glinda Knights was triggered by the by the loss her mother and younger sister in a terrorist attack when she was young. Although usually misunderstood as having just a lovely appearance and a gentle demeanor, she is a sharp and able person who possesses situational assessment and strategy-designing abilities and keeps others at a distance.

* AmbiguouslyGay
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: Following the death of her mother and sister, Marrybel became ruthless and bloodthirsty. The only reason she's so nice is because of the influence of the people around her. Left on her own however...
* BodyguardCrush: The bodyguard in this case is Oldrin. Though it seems to go beyond being a crush if this scene is something to go by [[ here]], or this scene [[ here]] make what you will of them.
* CoolShip: Has her own ship, the Granberry as shown here [[]]
* CovertPervert: Heavily implied to be this; Marrybel does wear rather erotic underwear, and there's also the custom KMF uniforms she and the other female members wear. There's also her strange habit of ending up in Oldrin's bed on nights when she has nightmares.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her mother and sister were killed in a terrorist attack. Suspiciously similar to how Lelouch lost his mother, actually.
* HideYourLesbians: Apparently only Toto knows about her... ''affection'' for Oldrin.
* InterClassRomance: Marrybel is a princess, Oldrin is regular noble.
* LingerieScene
* MsFanservice: Not to the extent of Oldrin but still, yeah.
* PantyShot
* StockUnderwear: Boy, does this Princess have erotic taste or what?

!!Military Research and Development

[[folder:Lloyd Asplund]]
!!!'''Lloyd Asplund'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/TetsuShiratori (Japanese), Creator/LiamOBrien (English)

->''"You must make a decision. Abandon science to preserve your heart or destroy your heart to pursue science"''.

An earl of the Britannian empire and the series' main MadScientist.


Lloyd Asplund embodies these tropes:

* AmbiguousDisorder: He's not known as [[FanNickname Lord Aspie]] for nothing.
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:Plans one to Milly. Later, she calls it off.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil: He likes to play the part, but it's really a JerkassFacade.
* {{Asexuality}}: According to Cécile, he has "no attraction to the opposite sex," and in context it's pretty clear that he has no more interest in the ''same'' sex either.
* AntiVillain: Again, he works for the BigBad and enjoys making deadlier weapons but he himself is indifferent to the war.
* BlueBlood: An Earl.
* BrutalHonesty: Never ever sugarcoates his opinions.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: A brilliant and snarky engineer who's also a graceless misfit and loves pudding. See also DitzyGenius, below.
* CatchPhrase: '''OMEDETO!''' (Congratulations!)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His coworkers see him as over energetic oddball.
* DeadpanSnarker: Even in the midst of battles he snarks.
* DitzyGenius: Far more genius than ditz, but he still has his ditzy moments.
* ForScience: He clearly doesn't care about the war either way; he's just a big kid making bigger toys.
* InSeriesNickname: Rival MadScientist Rakshata Chawla dubs him "The Earl of Pudding" -- supposedly in honor of his [[TrademarkFavoriteFood favorite food]].
* JerkassFacade: He doesn't want anyone to know how much he cares about those closest to him. See also SugarAndIcePersonality
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his best he cares about his coworkers but doesn't show it well.
* LackOfEmpathy: Happily and ''willingly'' divorced himself from his humanity so he will never again need to feel pain for the suffering of others.
* MadScientist: A mostly benign version. Not evil enough to be 100% MadScientist, but too young and too quirky to be TheProfessor.
* ManChild: His excitement around mecha, especially getting his hands on an antique, is positively child-like.
* NoSocialSkills: It would be an understatement to say he's not a people person.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In Stage 25 of R1 - Upon realising that [[spoiler:Nina's actually built a FLEIJA]], Lloyd has a massive OhCrap moment and starts screaming for both the Britannians & Black Knights to enter a cease fire; with Rakshata noting that if it's got Lloyd that worried, it's probably best to do what he says.
* [[spoiler:TheQuisling: Along with Nina, Sayoko, and Cécile, Lloyd pretends to be this under Lelouch direction; they assisted Lelouch's Zero Requiem to achieve world peace, but as Lelouch would be eventually hated as the most tyrannical ruler in history, Lelouch has them defect to the Black Knights after they've accomplished their tasks to preserve their name after the war.]]
* SayItWithHearts: Lloyd often does this when talking to Suzaku in the manga.
* SlowClap: When Suzaku was knighted by Euphemia, he was initially the only one to applaud. Notably, this ''didn't'' prompt applause from the rest (that happened when General Dalton started applauding as well)..
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pudding.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In his case, light purple.

[[folder:Cécile Croomy]]
!!!'''Cécile Croomy'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KikukoInoue (Japanese), Deborah Sale Butler (English)

->''Lancelot, launch!''

Cécile Croomy is Lloyd's subordinate in Camelot and one of the Lancelot's developers. She is a capable scientist in her own right, having designed the Energy Wing system used on the Guren Seiten and the Lancelot Albion. Cécile is a kind-hearted woman and a good friend to Suzaku, often helping him with homework. She also acts as Lloyd's conscience, scolding him for his unintentionally rude remarks or for treating Suzaku as a "part" for his Mechas. A recurring joke is that Cécile is a bad cook, though no one has the heart to tell her. It seems to be implied in one of the picture dramas that Cécile is in love with Suzaku and that a former love of hers died in battle.


Cécile Croomy embodies these tropes:

* AbsoluteCleavage: In her formal outfit.
* AlliterativeName: Cécile Croomy.
* AntiVillain: Works for TheEmpire but is one of the most sympathetic.
* CoolBigSis: To Suzaku. (Although there are hints her feelings for him are, shall we say, not entirely LikeBrotherAndSister.)
* CordonBleughChef: Cécile isn't a LethalChef per se, but she seems to not have any concept of what normal taste ''is''
* FeminineWomenCanCook: InvertedTrope, as although she's very feminine she's not a good cook. Justified in that she's busy being a scientist.
* GadgeteerGenius: She's the one who designed and created [[GameBreaker The Energy Wing System]]. Not even the {{Mad Scientist}}s could pull that off.
* MissionControl: To Suzaku when he's piloting; she gives tactical information.
* NiceGirl: Even though she works for TheEmpire, she's right up there with the likes of Shirley, Nunnally, and Euphemia as far as being one of the nicest girls in the series.
* [[spoiler:TheQuisling: Along with Nina, Lloyd, and Sayoko, Cécile pretends to be this under Lelouch direction; they assisted Lelouch's Zero Requiem to achieve world piece, but as Lelouch would be eventually hated as the most tyrannical ruler in history, Lelouch has them defect to the Black Knights after they've accomplished their tasks to preserve their name after the war.]]
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Averted as she is anything but shy with her normal co-workers (Lloyd and Suzaku etc) but is flustered by Prince Schniezel (likely because of the prince part). Her demeanor around him [[MamaBear changes]] when he tells her he ordered the air strike that almost killed Suzaku.
* YamatoNadeshiko: On many levels, as she's gentle, softpoken and voiced by Creator/KikukoInoue aka the patron saint of YN charas; however, she has the habit of disciplining Lloyd with physical violence instead of polite nudging, something most don't do. Then there's her... ''special'' cooking, and most important of all, she doesn't seem to care about about japanese culture. Which is FridgeBrilliance if you think about it; Japan was ''stripped'' of its culture down to its name, so it makes sense that she would have all the traits except the extremely cultural ones.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Few others have blue hair but this isn't a series where unrealistic hair color is rare.

!Britannian Army

[[folder:Jeremiah Gottwald]]
!!!'''Jeremiah Gottwald'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KenNarita (Japanese), Creator/CrispinFreeman (English)

->''"Orange? That is the name of my loyalty!"''

A soldier in the Britannian army who was initially not supposed to be in the series past his first few appearances, [[spoiler:he winds up becoming a more important figure in season two, whose reappearance kicks off several important events as a result of the AppliedPhlebotinum included in his reconstruction. Ends up making a HeelFaceTurn to join Lelouch, becoming one of his loyal retainers, and is apparently so trusted that he was in on the final plot for the Zero Requiem.]]


Jeremiah embodies these tropes:

* [[spoiler:AntiHero: On par with Lelouch thanks to his loyalty.]]
* [[spoiler:AntiMagic: He gets armed with the Geass canceller.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil: Subverted. He comes off as very racist at first, but then he gets CharacterDevelopment.
* AxCrazy: Temporarily. [[spoiler:When he wakes up early from his first cybernetic surgery, the sound of Zero's voice over the broadcast system sends him into an UnstoppableRage, leading him to steal the Siegfried prototype mecha and rush break out of a research facility to go earn his first Moment of Awesome.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: He not-quite-dies twice, and both times he's rebuilt.]]
* {{Badass}}: He's a skilled pilot right from the start, but this really becomes apparent around the time [[spoiler:he´s quite literally rolling through Zero´s forces with the Siegfried [[LargeHam screaming ALL HAIL BRITANNIA at the top of his lungs]]]]. In R2, [[spoiler: he becomes a cyborg assassin armed with [[AntiMagic a Geass Canceller]], who kicks even more ass and then pulls a HeelFaceTurn to join Lelouch... out of LOYALTY, of course.]]
** BadassBureaucrat: In season 1, Jeremiah was a talented knightmare pilot as well as an administrator. After being [[spoiler:demoted, betrayed, nearly killed, "rebuilt," made into an assassin, and finally making a HeelFaceTurn to serve his prince, he goes all badass and no bureaucrat.]]
** EmpoweredBadassNormal / BadassTransplant: With his [[spoiler:geass canceller and cyborg enhancements.]]
* [[spoiler:BladeBelowTheShoulder: He gains two of these, one embedded in each arm, after his second round of modifications.]]
* BlueBlood: Part of the Noble Faction.
* [[spoiler:BodyHorror happened to him after his first death.]]
* BondVillainStupidity: Done deliberately during the GrandFinale, when he [[spoiler:lets Suzaku/Zero through the guards defending Lelouch by calling them off so he can "take Zero on himself". In truth, Jeremiah ''knows'' what Suzaku and Lelouch are up to, and he even encourages Suzaku to do his part in his mind.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: When Kallen incinerates his Sutherland, nearly killing him as he ejects with massive wounds.
* BreakoutCharacter: Was not planned to last beyond the show's first half, but unexpected popularity brought him an expanded role in the rest of the series.
* TheBrute: [[spoiler:To Emperor Lelouch. He's the low authority strong man. However, unlike most examples of this trope, he is a decent and honourable man and though he has little (relative) authority, great trust is placed in him by Lelouch, who even saw fit to let him in on the Zero Requiem.]]
* [[spoiler:CallToAgriculture: He's an orange farmer after the GrandFinale.]]
* TheDeterminator: Can match (or possibly even beat) Kallen in this category, as ''nothing'' will stop him from carrying out his loyalty, '''Nothing''', be it having his knightmare explode while he's still in it (twice), having a skyscraper dropped on him, being dragged underwater to crushing depths, or even geifun disturbers shutting down his cybernetics, he will not stay down for long. At first, Lelouch regards him with utter disdain ("Be crushed to dust, you ''relic''!"), which later becomes grudging respect ("Your persistence is first-class."). [[spoiler:Becomes an asset to Lelouch after the HeelFaceTurn, right down to obeying orders to assist in making his ''assassination'' look good.]]
* TheDragon: To Perry in TalesOfAnAlternateShogunate.
* ElectronicEye: [[spoiler:After he returns as a cyborg, he has one of his original orange eyes, and a green cybernetic replacement for the other.]]
* EtTuBrute: When Kewell betrays him and tries to murder him with the other purists. Luckily Suzaku and Viletta take his side.
* EvilIsDumb: Only gets true respect [[spoiler:after his HeelFaceTurn]].
* FailureKnight: He was in charge of the palace guard the day Empress Marianne was murdered, therefore he has felt guilty for years because he couldn't stop or capture her assassins. To top it, the later deaths of Lelouch & Nunnally (presumably, of course) as well as Clovis ate at him even further. [[spoiler:And this triggers his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: A walking fountain of it, particularly in his first CrowningMomentOfAwesome. "ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!", indeed.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: When Lelouch turned a trap on him in season 2, Jeremiah asks him why he's rebelling against Britannia. Lelouch tells him that its largely to avenge Marianne, his mother's death. Jeremiah tells Lelouch that he deeply respected and admired her, and his one regret in life was being unable to save her life. Lelouch then turns off the machine he was using to trap/kill Jeremiah, and instead asks him to serve. Jeremiah accepts.]]
* [[spoiler:HollywoodCyborg: Indeed.]]
* HotBlooded: He was always something of a ham, but he turns full-on '''bombastic''' by season two.
* HumiliationConga: He gets one ''way'' early in the series, [[spoiler:and not quite dies ''twice'' before he manages to regain his honor and dignity along with a HeelFaceTurn]].)
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: For a time.
* InsultBackfire: [[spoiler:After his HeelFaceTurn, when the his former comrades try to insult him with the name "Orange," he takes it as a ''compliment'' as it was a name given to him by Lelouch.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Very debatable from an outside viewpoint. In-universe, you'd think he'd be punished severely after all the things he'd done as Lelouch's lackey.
* LargeHam: Even in a WorldOfHam, Jeremiah is by far the most hammy. In the first season's finale, his mecha literally chews the scenery's ground as he screams '''"ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!!!!"''' In R2, he has mellowed down a bit, but he's still quite hammy, especially [[spoiler: in the Second Battle of Tokyo when he fires off his [[MemeticMutation STORM OF LOYALTY]]]].
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: His 2nd season return. "Look out for me, Jeremiah Gottwald, with all you've got!" Sounds like he's addressing the viewers.
* MadeOfIron: The very fact that he survived two incidents that would kill any other man (first he´s roasted with Kallen´s FacepalmOfDoom and then [[spoiler:crushed by water pressure courtesy of C.C]]), [[spoiler:and closer to literally after parts of his body are rebuilt using sakuradite.]]
* ManlyTears: [[spoiler:He cries in joy (Main/TearsOfBlood included, in a sense) when he goes under his HeelFaceTurn and joins Lelouch. And before this, he cries in the Picture Dramas when explaining his backstory to his subordinate Villetta Nu.]]
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Empress Marianne's #1 fanboy. [[spoiler:Later, her son's #1 supporter.]]
* [[spoiler:ParentalSubstitute: If he did become Anya's caretaker or adoptive father in the end.]]
* [[spoiler:PhlebotinumRebel: The point in his second cyborg upgrade was for him to take over Rolo's job of assassinating Lelouch. Instead, he ''joined'' him.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionPromotion: The series for him was one string of losses until he joined Lelouch's side. Then he gets shit done.]]
* [[spoiler:RetiredBadass: After showing some ''insane'' awesomeness in the big final battle, the time skip at the end of the episode shows him having left the military to run an orange plantation, with Anya either as help or as family.]]
* StarterVillain: His original role in the series was to simply be an obstacle in the first couple episodes, then die in humiliation.
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Probably part of his charm.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Well ''dark-[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]]''.
* ThrowTheDogABone: After losing ''everything'', [[spoiler:including parts of his own body]] early in season one, things start looking up for him in season two.
* TookALevelInBadass: After [[spoiler:kicking total ass]] in the first season finale, he [[spoiler:comes back with even more badassness. He's an essentially bulletproof cyborg, is more than capable of dodging melee attacks with sidesteps and flips, has fighting skills to rival Sayoko, has a sword that comes out of his arm, and Geasses don't work on him]]. If that fails to impress, he also [[spoiler:manages to move his cyborg body despite the fact that he's standing right ''next'' to a Gefjun Disturber (EMP device that works against Sakuradite, a substance that is a part of his cyborg body) through sheer ''willpower'' alone]].
* SycophanticServant: A rare subversion. [[spoiler:His loyalty to Lelouch is genuine and well-earned, so Jeremiah is treated with much greater respect by Lelouch after his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: In episodes three and four, Jeremiah forces General Bartley outta town in disgrace as penance for his lack of ability to protect Prince Clovis. With the highest-ranking Britannian commander now removed from the country, Jeremiah - using his authority as Margrave - assumes direct control over the military in Area 11 and installs his faction of Pureblooded Britannians as the primary officer corps. He plans to frame an Honorary Britannian (ala Suzaku) for the murder of Clovis, as an excuse to abolish the Honorary Britannian system (although in Jeremiah's defense, he really did believe Suzaku was the killer).
* UndyingLoyalty: Marianne couldn't have asked for a more loyal guard. Even after her death, [[spoiler:even after ''his'' death and rebirth]] he never stopped supporting her.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: He's crushed under hundreds of feet of water in the Season 1 finale. He comes back in Season 2 with no explanation of how he survived this.]] Even before this, he's pretty good at surviving incidents that probably would have killed anyone in real life.
* UnstoppableRage: Particularly in season two; once he's pissed, you're ''fucked''.
* VillainousValor: In season 1. He was a fearless pilot and reached LeeroyJenkins levels of recklessness in the hope of taking out Zero. Particular moments include holding on in a four-on-one battle with the Purist Faction, taking out two enemy pilots at the Battle of Narita, and especially the Season 1 finale where he ''mows down'' an entire line of Black Knights and nearly takes down Lelouch's Gawain.
* [[spoiler:WeCanRebuildHim: ''Twice'']].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A rarity in that he actually has blue hair in this series.

[[folder:Villetta Nu]]
!!!'''Villetta Nu'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/AkenoWatanabe (Japanese), Creator/MeganHollingshead (English)

->''"I will not die like Jeremiah, stripped of power and honor., I will rise higher than ever!"''

One of Jeremiah Gottwald's most devoted subordinates, Villetta Nu is a twenty-six-year-old Knightmare Frame pilot. Like Jeremiah, she belongs to a segregationist group called the Pure Bloods, Britannians who believe that Elevens and other Numbers (i.e., people of Japanese or other non-Britannian descent) should be forbidden from serving in the Britannian military or otherwise contaminating Britannian society. Although Villetta does not hail from the aristocracy, she hopes to sufficiently distinguish herself in the service of her country as to earn her family hereditary knighthood.

After Zero uses his mind control geass to ruin Jeremiah's career and very nearly Villetta's as well, she does some quick thinking and realizes that he must have connections at Ashford Academy. She hopes that by capturing Zero, she can bring herself glory and simultaneously redeem Jeremiah. But fate, or luck, has some surprises for her.


Villetta Nu embodies these tropes:

* AbsoluteCleavage
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AmnesiacDissonance: Her experience as 'chigusa' is complicated.
* TheBaroness: The sexpot variety. Devoted to the military regime of Britiana and seeks ever more power for herself. [[spoiler:In a way she succeeds by marrying Japan's Prime Minister Oghi, although she does have genuine feelings for him.]]
* TheBeautifulElite
* ChekhovsGunman[=/=]ChekhovsBoomerang: Introduced as the first major character Lelouch geassed. The consequences of this encounter are far reaching, as is her relevance to the plot.
* DarkActionGirl: At first, but it quickly took the back burner to her personal ambitions for nobility, followed by her amnesiac phase, then her relationship with Ohgi.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Or rather [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]].
* EasilyForgiven: ''Too'' easily considering she causes two tragedies, and the second completely changes the game for the worse.
* EasyAmnesia
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: In R2 19, none of Ohgi's comrades ask what he has been doing all this time with a Britannian, who she is, or for that matter, question her credibility when she testifies against Lelouch.
* FanNickname: Vile-etta [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Snu-snu]].
* {{Fanservice}}
* FemmeFatale
* GetOutOfJailFreeCard: [[spoiler:Cornelia lets Villetta join the Black Knights no questions asked because there are more important things to do than worry about a single soldier, and because there are more important things than lineage. The Black Knights however are alarmingly lenient, given that one would expect her and Ohgi to be questioned heavily.]] As a trope, it describes how in spite of her past as a Purist Faction soldier of the Britannian Army and later a baroness, her relationship with Ohgi [[spoiler:means a ticket to the proverbial winning team, the Black Knights, and her eventual HappyEnding, in spite of no actual {{redemption|Quest}} or atonement]].
* GlorySeeker: Her motivation is to distinguish herself for higher titles and status.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: During her amnesia phase. She let her hair down and wore dresses and hats.
* GreenEyes
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: To Ohgi, by the end.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and HighHeelFaceTurn]]
* HotTeacher: Poses as a P.E. instructor during her time as a spy at Ashford Academy, complete with {{stripperiffic}} outfits.
* IdentityAmnesia
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: See GetOutOfJailFreeCard, HappilyMarried, PlayingTheVictimCard and SpannerInTheWorks. Not only that, there's the fact that everything she did under Britannia was for the purpose of attaining nobility, and that aside from [[PetTheDog her affection for Ohgi]], she never truly grew as a person.]]
* LivingWithTheVillain: Villetta gets to be a popular coach and P.E. teacher in Ashford Academy and ''interacts'' with Lelouch and Shirley, admittedly she's [[spoiler:watching Lelouch for any hints that he has recovered his memory]].
** Even more strikingly, Kaname Ohgi actually ''does'' live with her for quite some time while she's lost ''her'' memory after being shot by Shirley.
** KeepingTheEnemyClose: Heads the OSI detail screening Lelouch early on in R2. That is, until he finds out about her relationship with Ohgi and blackmails her out of it.
* ManipulativeBastard / SmugSnake: Attempts to use a distraught Shirley to expose and arrest Zero, even when it turns out Zero is Shirley's big crush, Lelouch. And [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation quite possibly]] when she comes in with Ohgi and the Geass "evidence" against Lelouch, when she likely knew more than she was letting on at the time.
* MeaningfulName: Family name: Nu. Knew; new. (Also "nu," a Yiddish expression -- [[ and several other possible (if unlikely) meanings.]])
** A few of the things Villetta Nu ''knew'' before almost anyone else -- and then through EasyAmnesia, was forced to forget: that Zero probably had psychic powers, that Jeremiah Gottwald was innocent, that Zero likely was working with at least one student at Ashford Academy, that Zero was likely a student at Ashford, and that that Lelouch was Zero.
*** [[spoiler:In addition, Villetta Nu has been remade a''new'' several times (see also HeelFaceRevolvingDoor), thanks in part to her EasyAmnesia and IdentityAmnesia.]]
** Given name: Villetta -- presumably from villette, French for village, also calls to mind both the words "violet" and "villain." This seems a fitting reflection of the two aspects of her personality.
* MsFanservice: Moreso than the other examples in the series, but in her case [[GenreSavvy she seems to do it deliberately]].
* PlayingTheVictimCard: [[spoiler:Claims during the final episode that she just wanted somewhere to belong, even though her past was part of the Britannian [[FantasticRacism Purist Faction]]]]. Potentially also [[spoiler:when she, alongside Ohgi, testifies against Lelouch on account of Geass leading up to the Black Knights' betrayal, even though she had earlier been keeping surveillance over Lelouch on behalf of Britannia as part of an attempt to keep him from his rebellion alongside the Black Knights, specifically because she couldn't be affected by Geass anymore and may have known more than what she was letting on]].
* PlotArmor: Lelouch had ''at least 3'' means to kill her way back in the second episode and enough reason to do so as it was at that point alone. Also when [[spoiler:she is saved by Ohgi and nursed to health after Shirley shoots her and flees in distress after being goaded into turning Lelouch in to her, and one season later, when she dives in to shield Ohgi from hitting the bottom of the waterfall alone, leading to the improbable survival of both]].
* [[spoiler:PregnantBadass: Manages to avoid capture when Lelouch takes over the world with Cornelia's rebellious group while pregnant with hers and Ohgi's kid. To be fair, however, she was only in the first couple months (thought with a mild baby bump in the GrandFinale), and had a decent head-start.]]
* RuleOfSexy: At least as the series progresses. Even by ''CodeGeass'' standards, she's dressed in ludicrously skimpy outfits. (And in one infamous scene, simply ''forgets'' she's naked.) For more information, see {{Stripperific}}, below. See also MsFanservice.
* SexySecretary: To Jeremiah in the beginning of the series.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Quite possibly the biggest one barring Suzaku, and we can be sure she's the worst since Suzaku at least paid--willingly no less--for ''his'' crimes. Is responsible (directly or otherwise) for the following: finding out Zero's identity as Lelouch, Shirley's eventual memory wipe in the first season, shooting Ohgi during the Black Rebellion which leads the regiment of the Black Knights watching over Ashford into chaos which also is the arguable cause of V.V. kidnapping Nunnally, leading a Britannian spy unit in watching over Lelouch in the subsequent year to see that he hasn't recovered his memories, and later convincing Ohgi and the Black Knights to betray Lelouch via her (arguably deceptively cursory) testimonial on Geass, which causes Rolo's HeroicSacrifice [[note]]granted, Rolo wouldn't have been there if not for Viletta's earlier actions, but then without those, the mutiny either wouldn't have happened or be a lot easier for Lelouch to not have to worry about[[/note]] and also ultimately leads to the Zero Requiem. All the while she ends up joining the Black Knights and is [[spoiler:HappilyMarried with Ohgi]]. All of this makes her something even worse: a [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor two-faced]] SpannerInTheWorks, who screws Lelouch over on both sides.
* SecretRelationship / StarCrossedLovers: Ohgi and her [[spoiler:were like this until midway through ''[[OddlyNamedSequel R2]]''. In the end, both survived and got HappilyMarried]].
* StatuesqueStunner: Very hot. Very tall.
* StockholmSyndrome: Could explain how hard and how permanently she fell for Oghi.
* TheStoolPigeon: Snitches on Lelouch more than once.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Not on the battlefield, but in her guise as spy at Ashford. For more details, see RuleOfSexy, above. See also MsFanservice, above.
* TsurimeEyes
** TaremeEyes: In her "Chigusa" persona.
* UngratefulBastard: Can be considered one, in that even though it was because of Lelouch sneaking under her watch while she was heading surveillance that Ohgi was alive, she [[spoiler:leads Ohgi to betray Lelouch based on Geass, which she might have been aware wasn't as all-powerful as was suggested there given her earlier post]].
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: In a more contrarian sense. By the time she snitches, she's no longer with the opposing team; she just seems to have it in for Lelouch.
* VaporWear: See also RuleOfSexy and {{Stripperiffic}}, above.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The same Picture Drama that talks about Jeremiah's devotion to Marianne mentions that her main motivation is taking care of her younger brothers; they're never mentioned after this, and she switches over to purely selfish motives.
* ZettaiRyouiki

[[folder:Gilbert G.P. Guilford]]
!!!'''Gilberty G.P. Guilford'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Yoshiyuki Kono (Japanese), RogerCraigSmith (English)

->''"My justice is with my princess!"''

Personal knight of Second Princess Cornelia li Britannia with unwavering devotion to his princess and piloting skill matching Kyoshiro Tohdoh.


Guilford embodies these tropes:

* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]. He doesn't have good thoughts about Zero's supporters, but he learns to accept Suzaku and he is one of few Britannian officers above any personal ambitions.
* BodyguardCrush: On Princess Cornelia.
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: Sort of, Lelouch uses his Geass to make Guliford believe that he is Cornelia, this makes him fight against Britannia.]]
* CoDragons: To Cornelia, with Darlton.
** [[spoiler:DragonTheirFeet: Takes over for both of them when Darlton is killed and Cornelia goes AWOL.]]
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: Despite his personal traits, he deserved that something good finally happened to him.]]
* [[spoiler:FailureKnight]]: In R2.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Believing that Lelouch is Cornelia, he pushed him out of FLEJA range.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Used against him by Zero. He even states that he would continue to use honorable means even against evil that cannot be defeated by them.
* KarmaHoudini: Possibly. He was a willing accessory to the tyranny and corruption of Britannia and many of the associated conflicts within the show, thus serving as an obstacle to freedom, even if it was all strictly in the service of the crown. Nonetheless, he survives and gets to enjoy that very same freedom at the end of the show with the princess he serves, Cornelia, even though things became rough near the end.
* KnightTemplar: He is not kind for those who he consider as terrorists. And judging from the second SAZ where he suggested gunning down the Japanese civilians in the case of a rebellion, he can also be downright ruthless.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: To the core. [[spoiler:When Geass forced him to believe that Lelouch is Cornelia he attacked Britannians to protect him.]]
* SempaiKohai: In ''R2'', he tries to play the mentor role to Suzaku, specifically saying that even though Suzaku is higher-ranked as a Rounds, he feels obligated to look after Euphemia's Knight in the same way his sister looked after her.
* StoicSpectacles
* [[spoiler:SunglassesAtNight]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TautologicalTemplar: Like Suzaku, he is more concerned more with honor than right and wrong.
* ThoseTwoGuys / ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Darlton.
* UnwittingPawn: His honorable traits were twice used against him by Zero.
* YouShallNotPass: His personal CrowningMomentOfAwesome during the first Black Rebellion.

[[folder:Andreas Darlton]]
!!!'''Andreas Darlton'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (Japanese), Creator/TravisWillingham (English)

A general in the Britannian Army and one of Cornelia's most loyal followers.


Darlton embodies these tropes:

* AntiVillain: One of the nicer Britannians, especially since he adopts war orphans who might have been from countries he has helped conquer. He also considered adopting Suzaku to help smooth out his life as an Honorary Britannian.
* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain]]: [[spoiler:He certainly didn't deserve to die, especially not in the way that he did: his very last thoughts are about his guilt in attacking Cornelia, and wondering why he did that in the first place (a Geass cast on him by Lelouch), before being promptly murdered.]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Challenges Suzaku to a duel to prove his superiority in ''NightmareOfNunnally'', which leads to Suzaku evading all his attacks, as he considers him not worth fighting.
* TheBigGuy
* CassandraTruth: He was the first to suspect that Zero may be working from a personal grudge against the royal family, but Cornelia dismissed it on the grounds that it's only natural to target the enemy commander. [[spoiler:As she lays defeated at Zero's mercy and learns who was behind the mask, she mentions that Darlton was right.]]
* ChivalrousPervert: Quite excited by the prospect of seeing Cornelia in a swimsuit, but doesn't try to peek on her.
* CoDragons: To Cornelia, with Guilford.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's not exactly evil, per se; just on the bad guy's side. He's a very good man (one of the few truly non-racist characters) who has been shown to defend and uphold Suzaku's dignity and actions, treats Princess Euphemia's ideas with respect, and generally treats his subordinates and commanders alike with respect and affability.
* AFatherToHisMen: Quite literally, since he's adopted five younger soldiers so far (the Glaston Knights). At one point Guilford suggests he do the same with Suzaku to help smooth out the rough spots in his knighting.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a diagonal scar on his face.
* ICanStillFight: Despite having been shot by [[spoiler:Euphemia, when he tried to stop the SAZ massacre]], he continues to the battle for Tokyo. [[spoiler:It helps that he's been Geassed]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:His last words, after attacking Cornelia from behind so Lelouch can capture her]]
* PetTheDog / AdoptTheDog: Is the adoptive father of five orphaned boys.
** Also, during [[spoiler:Suzaku's knighting ceremony]] he (and Lloyd) are the ones to start the SlowClap.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's one of the first Britannians to show tolerance and pragmatism in regards to the conquered numbers. [[spoiler:He's also aghast by Euphemia's order to massacre the Japanese and tries to shut it down before it begins, but is shot before he can.]]
* SergeantRock: He's higher-ranked than a Sergeant, but otherwise fits the role. Initially he mistrusts Suzaku, but once he proves himself during the Tokyo bay operation Darlton is much nicer.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Like Euphemia, he fully accepts the Japanese (or "Elevens") as equals. [[spoiler:Also, like Euphemia, he meets a tragic end]].
* TrouserSpace: Hides a gun in his swim trunks while escorting Cornelia to the opening of Clovis Land. It ends up looking... awkward, to say the least.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Killed by Lelouch after disabling Cornelia's Knightmare frame]].
** [[spoiler:Lelouch probably killed him to keep him from interfering with him, given that the geass command to disable Cornelia was completed]].
* ThoseTwoGuys / ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Guilford.

[[folder:Kanon Maldini]]
!!!'''Kanon Maldini'''

-->'''Voiced By''': Kozo Mito (Japanese), Adam Bobrow (English)

Schneizel's caretaker and right-hand man -- public ''[[HoYay and]]'' private.


Kanon embodies these tropes:

* AffablyEvil
* AmbiguouslyGay
* {{Bishonen}}: ''Yes''.
* BlueBlood: An Earl.
* TheDragon: To Schneizel.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He becomes uncomfortable when he sees how far Schneizel is going with Damocles, when the latter is willing to sacrifice his fellow kin.
* ManipulativeBastard: Not up to Schneizel's standards, but damned if he doesn't get results - he aids in sabotaging Lelouch's and Suzaku's meeting in Turn 17, convinces Suzaku to go into battle with FLEIJA to stop Zero, and also aids in the deceptive testimony against Lelouch that helps lead to the Black Knights' betrayal.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Schneizel.


->''"This individual called Alice loves the individual called Nunnally"''

A character unique to ''NightmareOfNunnally'', in which she's Nunnally's best friend. She is also one of the Irregulars, a group of pilots with Geass skills who came from the numbered areas. Her mission is both to observe Nunnally and to capture the mysterious Mark Nemo -- unaware that Nunnally is its pilot.


Alice embodies these tropes:

* AliceAllusion
* ActionGirl
* BadassCape: She gets one with her leotard suit once she accepts Nemo's contract.
* BadassLongCoat: Used a visual cue for [[spoiler: Alice's transformation into Nunnaly's knight.]] In the previous scene she wore her Irregular uniform in a cell and was an emotional wreck. In the next scene she's tall, proud, and wearing the long coat.
* BattleButler: Becomes Nunnally's.
* BerserkButton: Take a wild guess.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a very sweet and caring girl, but she's still a Britannian soldier and a member of an elite unit. No mistake, this girl has the both skill ''and'' the resolve it takes for her position. Also, if you should threaten or harm Nunnally...
* BodyguardCrush: Towards end she becomes fiercely devoted and protective of Nunnally because of how she feels Nunnally had affected her life.
* BullyHunter: Heaven ''help'' you if you harass Nunnally.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She lost her little sister in a fire.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt
* DisproportionateRetribution: Anyone who messes with Nunnally NEVER goes to bed happy that night, and if you genuinely harm or endanger her in any way then NOTHING will save you from Alice's wrath. Both Mao and Rolo learned this the hard way,[[KarmicDeath guess where they are now]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Ripping the skirts off the bullies harassing Nunnally.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl
* FailureKnight: Wants to protect Nunnally like she was unable to protect her actual sister. She even describes herself as Nunnally's knight [[spoiler:and becomes her knight by the end.]]
* GirlishPigtails
* HumiliationConga: Performs this on [[AlphaBitch Ekaterina Sforza]] and her GirlPosse, where [[PantyShot she rips their skirts off]] with SuperSpeed while calling them out for bullying Nunnally.
* LeotardOfPower: Her second Knightmare frame outfit she gains after making a contract with Mark Nemo.
* LittleMissBadass: A skilled Knightmare pilot who's still in middle school.
* LivingWithTheVillain: Attends school with Nunnally while keeping the Ashfords under surveillance and targeting her alter-ego.
* TheDeterminator: ''Nothing'' and I mean ''NOTHING'' will stop Alice from protecting Nunnally or saving her when she's in danger.
* TrueCompanions: Her fellow Irregulars, who are like sisters to her.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Because she, like all the Irregulars, has C.C.' cells in her body]].
* MsFanservice
* MysteriousPast: Nothing is known about her life before she lost her sister and was chosen to be an Irregular.
* NiceGirl
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: [[LampshadeHanging Notes]] that if she were a regular girl, she wouldn't have survived being shot and falling off the roof of the hotel.
* PantyShot: She has quite a few of these.
* ParentalAbandonment:We know literally nothing about her parents.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Nunnally, [[spoiler:though it may go further than that]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Completely derails Charles and Marianne's AssimilationPlot when she tells Nunnally that she loves her, and if everyone is one in {{Instrumentality}} then she wouldn't love another being since there would be no others. Charles had initially dismissed her since she was seemingly a normal person, but she ended up being key to his undoing.]]
* ShesGotLegs
* SchoolgirlLesbians: It's strongly implied that she and Nunnally become lovers at the end of the story.
* SchoolSwimsuit: The outfit she gains from her contract with Mark Nemo is close enough.
* StockUnderwear: Striped panties in her case, rather typical for {{Tsundere}}-type girls like Alice.
* SuperSoldier: Without a doubt.
* SuperSpeed: Her Geass power.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Nunnally.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Plays right into Anya/Marianne's plan to get Nunnally to Kamine island.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Bonafide Grade A. She's {{Tsundere}} towards [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Nunnally]], so she also fits into Grade S.

[[folder:The Valkyrie Team]]
!!!'''The Valkyrie Team'''

The Valkyrie team is 10th knight Luciano Bradley's bodyguard/wing squad, although they once belong to Cornelia. They are obliterated together with Luciano by Kallen in episode 20. Only two of them, Marika and Liliana, are named.

The Valkyrie Team embodies the following tropes:

* AmazonBrigade: Not much good against Kallen, though. She blows them all up in seconds.
* BodyguardBabes
* CustomUniform: A ridiculous one. [[ See for yourself]]. People don't call them "erosuits" for nothing.
* ItsPersonal: Marika's brother is killed by Kallen so she joined the army for revenge.
* FourIsDeath
* FanDisservice: Their role is "throw after use" eye-candy.
* LethalChef: Marika is known for putting too much pepper in a pie for her boyfriend Leonhardt in he manga ''Two Faced OZ''

[[folder:Commodore Matthew Perry]]
!!!'''Commodore Matthew Perry'''
The main antagonist of CodeGeassTalesOfAnAlternateShogunate, he forces Japan open on unequal terms using his Geass and oppresses the Japanese.

Commodore Perry embodies the following tropes.

* AnnoyingLaugh: Lelouch compares it to the buzzing of a mosquito.
* ArcVillain
* BeardOfEvil
* CompellingVoice: He has Lelouch's Geass in this continuity.
* EvilLaugh
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:He's doing what he's doing purely for his own gain, and not for Britannia, thus leading Euphemia and Suzaku to fight against him]].
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Firing on his own men]].
* NiceHat
* PoseOfSupplication: His Geass forces people into this. [[spoiler:He's last seen assuming one after failing to Geass Suzaku]].
* [[spoiler:TransformingMecha]]: His Black Ship.
* VillainousBreakdown: When he finds out that [[spoiler:not only are the Black Knights fighting against him, but so is Britannia]].
* WeHaveReserves: [[spoiler:His ship fires on his own men, as well as the enemy.]]

!The Knights of the Round

[[folder:Tropes applying to most members]]

[[caption-width-right:350: Left to right; Bismarck, Monica, Luciano, Nonnette, Anya, Gino.]]

The most powerful members of the Britannian army, answering to the Emperor alone.

* BadassCape
* BadassCrew
* DwindlingParty: Suzaku, Anya and Gino are the only members that survive the events of the series.
* {{Expy}}: of The Knights of The Round Table
* FiveBadBand: Excluding Dorothea and Nonnette:
** Bismarck = TheLeader
** Monica = TheDragon (hanged out a lot with Charles)
** Luciano = EvilGenius (the "murder genius")
** Anya = TheBrute (has the biggest knightmare)
** Gino = DarkChick (is the most emotionally complex)
** Suzaku = SixthRangerTraitor
* FlatCharacter: (except for Suzaku, to a degree Anya Alstreim, and to an even lesser degree Gino Weinberg) have no character development or much of a personality past "_____ Enemy" aka Luciano Bradley is the "Psycho Enemy" while Bismarck is the "Noble Enemy."
* HighCollarOfDoom
* HighlyConspicuousUniform
* InformedAbility: The Knights of Round are stated to be the best pilots in Britannia. However, two of them appear for about three seconds before dying instantly at the hands of Suzaku and his Lancelot Albion. They get less screentime than some other Britannian {{QuirkyMinibossSquad}}s-''wannabes''.
** Dorothea Ernst and Monica Krushevski were victims of Suzaku's [[MemeticMutation SeeD mode]] "Live!" attacks. Totally one-sided.
*** Actually, Suzaku didn't even need to use his "seed mode" to take them out. they were piloting obsolete [[{{MookMobile}} 5th generation Mook mechas]], and he had the world's second [[{{SuperPrototype}} 9th gen mecha]].
* LightIsNotGood: Wears white uniforms and pilots knightmares bearing the names of the Knights of the Round Table. They're not very heroic , however.
* PraetorianGuard
* ThemeNaming: Their knightmares are actually named after members of the Arthurian Round Table (Tristan, Percival, etc.)
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: When they end up fighting a ninth-generation Knightmare Frame, two of them get killed instantly, like average grunts.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: They were actually meant to have a longer role and more fleshed out characters. But due to the new time slot and reduced episodes, would up being on the chopping block in the cut backs.

[[folder:Sir Bismarck Waldstein]]
!!!'''Sir Bismarck Waldstein'''

->'''Voiced by''': Soumei Uchida (Japanese), Creator/LexLang (English)

->''I am the only Knight of One!''

The Knight of One, recognized as the strongest soldier in the Britannian Empire.

* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]]. He's shown to be a decent, honorable man who just so happens to be TheDragon.
* [[spoiler:AvengingTheVillain: He leads the Knights of the Round to remove Lelouch from power after Charles is killed.]]
* {{Badass}}: Undeniably, as shown in his fights with Xingke and Suzaku, despite limited screentime.
* {{BFS}}: His Knightmare's sword is so hilariously huge that its sheath has its own rocket booster. He later uses one on his person as well.
* [[spoiler:CombatClairvoyance: His Geass allows him to see a few seconds into the future and anticipates his adversary's moves.]]
* TheDragon: The Emperor's #1 hatchet man.
* {{Expy}}: Of one of the guys from SamuraiSeven.
** Also of [[spoiler:Führer King Bradley from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', whose homunculus ability works in much the same way as Bismarck's Geass, and is even concealed in the same manner.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: Variation, as his left eye's eyelids are sewn shut. [[spoiler:To cover his own Geass.]]
** [[spoiler:PowerLimiter]]
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Excalibur that his Knightmare wields is the most powerful close combat weapon in the series, slicing heavily armored Knightmare like the Mordred and Shen Hu like butter.
* LargeAndInCharge: He´s extremely tall in person and his Knightmare is about twice as heavy and tall as any other, barring the Siegfried.
* MartialPacifist: Believes that war should only be a last resort, utterly despises brute strength. This extents beyond just war, as shown when he breaks up an argument between Luciano, Gino and Suzaku that was about to go sour.
* NobleDemon
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Suzaku, calling him out on his MotiveDecay and ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.
* UndyingLoyalty: Has supported the Emperor ever since the Throne of Blood incident[[note]]An uncle of Charles attempting to seize power in the 1990s; only Bismarck and Marianne sided with Charles; detailed in a side novel[[/note]], and despite being Emperor and bodyguard, the pair are actually good friends.
* WorthyOpponent: Considered [[spoiler:Marianne]] and Suzaku as this, since they're the only two who posed challenge enough [[spoiler:to make him use his Geass.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With Emperor Charles.

[[folder:Gino Weinberg]]
!!!'''Gino Weinberg'''

->'''Voiced by''': Creator/SoichiroHoshi (Japanese), Creator/DaveWittenberg (English)

->''Shake time!''

The Knight of Three, and one of the youngest Knights of the Round besides Suzaku and Anya.

* AcePilot
* AffablyEvil or AntiVillain
* BackStab: Certainly isn't averse to this technique, which he uses to broadside and kill Senba of the Holy Swords, and almost does the same to Xing-ke, who is [[TakingTheBullet shielding Tianzi with the Shen-hu]], until Zero [[BigDamnHeroes saves them both with the Shinkirou]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Subverted.
* ChickMagnet: In R2 Episode 12, the "Cupid Day" episode, he has a whole horde of girls chasing him down to [[ItMakesSenseinContext steal his blue hat.]]
* CombatPragmatist: See BackStab.
* CultureBlind
* DatingCatwoman: It's implied that he would like to have this relationship with Kallen.
* EnemyMine: Kallen. He will attack Li Xingke because he dared defeat ''his'' rival pilot. Well, Gino would drop the "enemy" part at the first opportunity, but not "mine".
* GoKartingWithBowser: Joins Ashford Academy to see what commoner life is like.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Suzaku, or so he thinks.
** [[spoiler:Suzaku [[PetTheDog pets the dog]] later on as the Knight of Zero. While Suzaku quickly kills off their leader, Bismarck, as well as Dorothea and Monica, he opts to simply disable Gino's Knightmare and let him live.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Gino defects to the Black Knights]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: especially with Anya as this picture shows [[]].
* {{Keet}}
* NiceGuy
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: And how.
* NoSocialSkills
* OneHeadTaller: He is a ''very'' tall man, standing a head taller than most of the cast. Best shown in this [[ picture]].
* TheRival: To Kallen.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Quite naive about how the world works, and is fascinated by what goes on at Ashford.
* ShortHairWithTail
* TalkingToHimself: In Saisei-Hen, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Kira Yamato]] has unique battle dialogue (while attacking and evading, possibly taking damage, too) when fighting Gino Weinberg. Kira refers to him by name. Gino returns the favor (instead, he refers to Kira by his full name).
* TransformingMecha: His Knightmare can transform into a plane-like form while flying.
* UpperClassTwit: Kallen [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lamp]] over this in the final picture drama.

[[folder:Dorothea Ernst]]
!!!'''Dorothea Ernst'''

->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KikukoInoue (Japanese), Peggy O'Neal (English)

->''[[LampshadeHanging No way! I'm already killed?]]''

The Knight of Four. Not much else is known about her, since she is killed in her only scene.

* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Girl Dies First]]: The only black character in the series is the first one to be killed.
** Villetta: [[FlatWhat What?]]
* FourIsDeath: She dies about 5 seconds after we first see her, courtesy of Suzaku in the Lancelot Albion.
* {{Expy}}: Supposedly the first recorded expy of a character inside the same show. If you take Nonette's left-sided braid, flip it over the top of her head, and let it hang from her right side, plus change the skin color, it's Dorothea.
* FanNickname: Knight of Fail.
* InformedAbility: Quickly killed off in her only on-screen fight.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

[[folder:Anya Alstreim]]
!!!'''Anya Alstreim'''

->'''Voiced by''': YukoGoto (Japanese), Creator/StephanieSheh (English)

->''"Memories are unreliable. There is no reason to believe in them"''

A [[ImprobableAge young]] [[BlueBlood noblewoman]] from Britannia, Anya Alstreim -- the Knight of Six -- is a fifteen-year-old girl with [[ActionGirl prodigious piloting skills]], a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} staggering lack of common sense]] when off the battlefield, and quite a bad case of {{emotionless|Girl}}ness in regards to almost [[BunnyEarsLawyer anything aside from fighting]]. In addtion, Anya suffers from memory problems, so she keeps a blog wherein she stores thousands of photos, in an attempt not to forget anything anymore. [[spoiler:Little does she know that the cause of her memory problems is that the "deceased" Empress Marianne has actually found a way to cheat death -- by using her as a SoulJar.]]


Anya embodies these tropes:

* ActionGirl
* AgeInappropriateDress: Her knightmare uniform which is basically a onesie.
* AlliterativeName
* AmnesiacDissonance
* AnimeHair
* AntiVillain
* BareYourMidriff
* TheBeautifulElite
* BlueBlood
* [[spoiler:CallToAgriculture: She's an orange farmer with Jeremiah after the GrandFinale.]]
* CameraFiend
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's so lacking in common sense that she saw nothing wrong with deploying her [[HumongousMecha Knightmare]] for a ''Cupid's Day chase at school''.
* ElegantGothicLolita: When wearing civies, she has a tendency to dress like this.
* EmotionlessGirl
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Quite a lot. Specifically, during the prologue of episode 12 of R2, Viletta is seen glancing at a dossier of both Gino and Anya. In contrast to Gino's file, almost all of Anya's has been redacted. [[spoiler:Turns out being involved with Marianne's assassination commands a pretty high security clearance.]] Then there are the numerous casual mentions of her memory problems, that start to come to a head during her brief Knightmare engagement with C.C.
* HairDecorations
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: It's implied she is by Jeremiah at the end of the series.]]
* [[spoiler:HeKnowsTooMuch: Subverted. As a little girl, Anya was the sole witness of Marianne's assassination, but instead of being discovered and killed, she became Marianne's SoulJar and had her memories rewritten by her and Charles.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Mikuru-beam!]] (Both in the Japanese and in the English dub.)
* ImprobableAge
* LeotardOfPower: The outfit she wears when piloting her knightmare.
* LittleMissBadass
* MoreDakka: The Mordred has got to be the most heavily armed knightmare.
* MsFanservice
* NoSocialSkills
* NotSoStoic: In the novels, she once cries while piloting.
* {{Ojou}}
* OlderThanSheLooks: Looks about twelve. Is actually fifteen.
* PimpedOutDress
* PrincessesPreferPink: [[spoiler:And evidently Empresses prefer pink-haired girls for their {{Soul Jar}}s.]]
* TheQuietOne: Likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: But her eyes are not entirely red; they also have more than a touch of pink, which makes sense since [[spoiler:PrincessesPreferPink.]]
* ReiAyanamiExpy: A pink-haired, red-eyed and pale-skinned 15 year old {{emotionless|Girl}} HumongousMecha pilot. [[spoiler:What's more, turns out Marianne used her own geass to inject her own soul and memory into Anya, making the kid a spiritual "clone" of the protagonist's mother.]]
* [[spoiler:SoulJar: For Empress Marianne.]]
* TheStoic: Usually.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her Knight of Rounds uniform, due to a ''massive'' case of BareYourMidriff.
** That, and considering several Knights of Rounds are quite older than she is (except for Gino and Suzaku)...
* SugarAndIcePersonality: What she turns out to be, in the end.
* [[spoiler:{{Tykebomb}}: Anya is sent to assassinate Marianne in ''NightmareOfNunnally'']].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has pink hair.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A, in her Knight of Rounds uniform.

[[folder:Nonette Enneagram]]
!!!'''Nonette Enneagram'''

->'''Voiced by''': SatomiArai

The Knight of Nine. She only appears a few times in the Code Geass anime, and mainly appears in Lost Colors.


* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite her cheery demeanor, Nonnette is one of the few people Cornelia actually fears.
* CanonForeigner: Although she is introduced in the anime but never had any importance (or moved).
* DeathByAdaptation: WordOfGod says Gino, Anya and Suzaku are the only Knight of Rounds survivors.
* FormFittingWardrobe: [[ Nonnette]] [[ Enneagram]], [[ seriously.]]
* MeaningfulName: Both her names have words for the number 9 in them.
* SenpaiKohai: Cornelia's senpai in military academy.

[[folder:Luciano Bradley]]
!!!'''Luciano Bradley'''

->'''Voiced by''': Atsushi Kisaichi (Japanese), Creator/VicMignogna (English)

->''"Kill a man off the battlefield and you're a criminal! Kill a man on it and you're a '''big''' hero!"''

The Knight of Ten and the "Vampire of Britannia", who participates in battle so that he can deprive people of what he believes they value most--their lives.


* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:He killed his abusive father.]] Considering what he is [[UnreliableNarrator you shouldn't really believe the abusive part]], but you never know.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When he´s first introduced he viciously insults Suzaku´s heritage, mentions wanting to rape and torture Kallen and... says Gino is a bad pilot due to him being an UpperClassTwit.
* [[spoiler:AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Gino and Suzaku don't even acknowledge his death]].
* AxCrazy: Though Dagger Crazy (or KnifeNut) would be more like it.
* BloodKnight: Of the "loving to kill" kind.
* ColdBloodedTorture: In spite of the below trope, he likes to torture other pilots before killing them.
* CombatPragmatist: Though just as much because he's a jerkass as it is for pragmatism.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His first scene with Suzaku showcases his BloodKnight tendencies and how much of a jerk he is.
* EvilRedhead: Orange with a pink part in the center.
* FakeBrit: Vic's choice for the character.
* FreudianExcuse: He had quite the crappy childhood.
* JerkAss: Insults Euphemia in front of Suzaku, and mocks Gino's social status.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: The one who kills him is the girl he said he'd rape and torture when she was a POW. And the fact that he gets killed by someone else, underscored by his reaction.]]
* KnifeNut: Carries throwing knives.
* LightIsNotGood: His name derives from the "light" word, but he is not precisely a luminous character.
* PsychoForHire: Bradley doesn't seem to have even a single line of text where he isn't insulting, threatening or otherwise expressing a desire for hurting someone, and on two different occasions states that he ''isn't'' [[{{GloryHound}} out for glory]]: [[{{ForTheEvulz}} he just enjoys hurting people]].
** He almost seems like a comical design. He spends every moment on screen being a jerkass, abuses his more powerful frame against grunts, uses his own allies as decoy targets, shields, or even impromptu weapons, and has his own personal Knightmare squadron so he can restrain and torture his opponents with impunity.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Killed his own father]].
* TheSociopath
* TokenEvilTeammate: The [[FantasticRacism Brittanian Empire]] is actually decent compared to him. Considering [[ManipulativeBastard some of them]], that says a lot.
* ThisIsADrill: His Knightmare's weapon of choice.

[[folder:Monica Kruczewski]]
!!!'''Monica Kruczewski'''

->'''Voiced by''': YukoGoto (Japanese), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (English)

->[[KilledMidSentence ''It's Suzaku Kururu-''!]]

The Knight of Twelve.


* BewareTheNiceOnes: Implied to be a deadly warrior despite her gentle demeanor, but dies [[ looped for 3 minutes]] against Suzaku.
* CustomUniform
* DodgeThis
* HairDecorations: Or better said, hair ribbons.
* InformedAbility: Is killed within her only on-screen fight.
* KilledMidSentence
* MauveShirt
* TheOjou
* ZettaiRyouki: See CustomUniform above.

!!Glinda Knights

The Glinda Knights are an anti-terrorism search-and-destroy armor unit within the Britannian Military. They were formed and led by the 88th Imperial Princess Marrybel mel Britannia shortly after the Black Rebellion.

[[folder:Oldrin Zevon]]
!!!'''Oldrin Zevon'''

The main ace of the Glinda Knights and the childhood friend of Princess Marrybel. She is the heir of the Zevon noble family, who succeeds via the female line. However, she left her family and entered the military when the Zevon family was on the verge of being taking over by her uncle Oiaguro.

* AmbiguouslyGay
* AceCustom: The Lancelot Grail, a variant of the Lancelot.
* ClothingDamage: A particularly glaring example happens when both the Lancelot Grail and the Bradford get electrocuted at the same time, but only Oldrin gets stripped of her clothing.
* CustomUniform: ...Yeah just look at it. [[]] FridgeBrilliance once you see that Marrybel seems to have more than just a crush on her Knight.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: One weak gust of wind would be enough to show the entire world her underwear.
* HalfIdenticalTwins
* HideYourLesbians: Only Toto knows about her and Marrybel, but they've never been confirmed to be lesbians or a couple.
* InterClassRomance
* LingerieScene
* MsFanservice
* PantyShot
* ZettaiRyouki

[[folder:Leonhardt Steiner]]
!!!'''Leonhardt Steiner'''

Leonhardt Steiner is a knight belonging to the Glinda Knights. He is also member of the engineering Steiner noble family that runs the conglomerate Steiner Konzern, in service to the Weinbergs. Although he can be courageous on the battlefield, he's a shy person in real life and is often teased by both Oldrin and Sokia. He seems to have feelings for Toto, but he ironically already has a fiancée, Marika Soresi.

He represents the Cowardly Lion.

* SuperPrototype: Bradford, the prototype of the Tristan.
* WaveMotionGun: The Bradford's Hadron Spear. However its an incomplete weapon and tends to explode after usage, and can only be used once before the machine needs to be repaired.
* MeaningfulName: ''Leonhardt = Leon hart = Lion Heart''

[[folder:Tink Rockheart]]
!!!'''Tink Rockheart'''

Tink Rockheart s a knight belonging to the Glinda Knights. He excels with positional defense ability and cherishes his comrades, but because of his insensitivity, his kindness can be kind of meddlesome. He was originally a test pilot in the Royal KMF Technical Research Institute, but because of an accident during his time there, over 30% of his body has been replaced by cybernetics.

He represents the Tin Woodman.

* {{BFG}}
* NiceHat: Like Mordred after it.
* SuperPrototype: Zetland, the prototype of the Mordred.
* MeaningfulName: ''Tink Rockheart = Tin (with a) Heart of Rock''

[[folder:Sokia Scerpa]]
!!!'''Sokia Scerpa'''

Sokia Scerpa is a knight belonging to the Glinda Knights. She possesses high tactical and information analysis abilities, but tends to say whatever she thinks without thinking about it first. Her atmosphere completely changes between her everyday life and when in battle. She frequently sexually harrasses Oldrin, Toto and Marrybell. She doesn't show interest in men that are lacking.

* AceCustom: Sutherland Eye, a command unit specialized for search and destroy.
* LovableSexManiac: She gives even Milly a run for her money in the pervert department.
* MsFanservice: Of a lesser degree than Oldrin, but she wears the same stripperic uniform.

[[folder:Toto Thompson]]
!!!'''Toto Thompson'''

Toto Thompson is a gentle girl who served the Zevon family as a maid and now serves within the Glinda Knights as an operator of the floating airship “Granberry”. She recognizes Oldrin as the proper successor of the Zevon family and has the strength of heart to the extent that she entered the military along with Oldrin. She serves Oldrin as both a maid and a friend.

She represents Toto, the dog.

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* SecretKeeper: She's presumably the only one who knows that her mistress and Marrybell are lovers, which she keeps even from them. [[]]

[[folder:General Johann Schwarz]]
!!!'''General Johann Schwarz'''
Tactical advisor to the princess and second-in-command of the Glinda Knights.

* AceCustom: Sutherland Sniper, equipped with a Hadron Cannon that serves as its "sniper rifle".
** {{BFG}}


A secret military faction that is led by the Zevon family, who have carried out the dirty jobs for the Britannian Imperial Family for generations.


Current head of the Zevon family, Oiaguro assassinated his older sister and took control of the traditionally matriarchal family. As head of Pluton he is privy to most, if not all, of the Britannian Imperial Family's secrets, and accepts orders from both the Emperor and V.V.


!!Knights of St. Michael

[[folder:Shin Hyūga Shaingu]]
!!!'''Shin Hyūga Shaingu'''

-->'''Voiced by''': MasayaMatsukaze

* [[spoiler: AloofBigBrother: Most likely played straight in the case of Akito. Possibly averted in case of his adopted sister Alice.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Implied in flashes to have this.
* EvilCounterpart: To Lelouch.
* MagicalEye: Complete with a Lelouch style draw to his arm when he uses it.
* MeaningfulName: Shin ''Hyuga'' Shaingu. Helps that he looks like an older, longhaired version of Akito.
* TheUsurper: Moments after his introduction, Shin forces the leader of the Knights of St. Michael, Michele Manfredi, to kill himself, solely to take over the group. It is clear that is not the limit of his ambitions, either.

[[folder:Michele Manfredi]]
!!!'''Michele Manfredi'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KentaMiyake

* AntiVillain: Although nominally part of the Britannian elite, Michele seems genuinely nice, and holds Shin's Eastern heritage in high regard instead of disdain, remarking that he considers Shin as a brother and a likely successor in becoming the Grandmaster of the Knights of St. Michael in five years. [[spoiler:Too bad Shin has other plans...]]
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe: Manfredi gets about three minutes of screentime before being compelled into suicide by Shin]].

!!Knights of St. Raphael

[[folder:Andrea Farnese]]
!!!'''Andrea Farnese'''

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/TakehitoKoyasu
* DueToTheDead: Orders the honorable burial of their fallen after their defeat at Narva.
* GenreSavvy: Was a personal friend of Manfredi, and is therefore suspicious about Shin's story about him committing suicide.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Though he commands from the rear, the collar of the robe he wears is large enough that one would think he'd have trouble seeing over it.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Refuses to commit more troops to destroy the remnants of W-0, instead retreating.