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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]]
->'''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.
* AbusiveDad: He pushes his kids to take dangerous jobs... and subtly encourages them to war with and kill one another to secure their position in the line of succession. Lelouch gets the worst of it, getting disowned, screamed at, and used as a political hostage when he gets angry at Charles for not giving a damn about the assassination of Lelouch's mother or the crippling of his little sister in the same incident. [[spoiler:And Nunnally's blindness was not the result of traumatic stress, but because Charles inflicted it upon her with his Geass, ostensibly to protect her by making people think she wasn't a threat. You better believe Lelouch wasn't happy about that.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: His ''Nightmare'' incarnation is a much more sympathetic character.
* AnimeHair: So preposterous, even by the standards of ''Code Geass'', that it gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the DVDCommentary.
* ArchnemesisDad: Made an enemy of his son Lelouch.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Boy oh boy.
* AssimilationPlot: Charles' "world without lies", which sounds like a good idea until Lelouch points out its flaws.
* BadassBeard: It's quite sharp, much like his mind.
* BadassCape: He wears one, and is ''Lelouch's'' father.
* BadassGrandpa: While not technically a grandpa, his age and actions are in line with this.
* BigBadEnsemble: Forms one alongside Prince Schneizel in the second season. The two are Lelouch's biggest opponents, with Charles causing Lelouch to fall into a state of amnesia to keep him out of the way of stopping his [[spoiler:plan to kill God]], while Schneizel directly antagonizes Lelouch and his troops on the battlefield.
* BigEyesLittleEyes: Tiny eyes. As a kid, his eyes were rounder.
* BigLittleBrother: [[spoiler:V.V. is his older twin brother, but looks much younger because he gained the power of immortality at a young age through a Geass contract like C.C.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: In no small part his doing. Though his generation is implied to be just as screwed up.
* BlueBlood: He is TheEmperor, afterall.
* CreepyTwins: He and [[spoiler:V.V.]] could fit the bill.
* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sSAD4FFpPw 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 ''Tales of an Alternate Shogunate'', he's only mentioned once by Euphemia.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:He and his wife Marianne disappear this way when Lelouch erases both of them from existence.]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Lelouch manages to overthrow Charles and halt the AssimilationPlot 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.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Killed offscreen by Schneizel as a way to frame Lelouch]] in ''Suzaku Of The Counterattack''.
* TheEmperor: The royal head of the Britannian Empire.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His speech at Clovis's funeral.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He does actually care about his children, genuinely loved Marianne, and despite being Emperor and Bodyguard, he is very good friends with Bismarck.
* 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.
* EvilEyebrows: They have a rather prominent arch.
* EvilLaugh: Unleashes one while [[spoiler:a Geassed Euphemia slaughters the Japanese.]]
* 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:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sSAD4FFpPw 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 Gendo Ikari from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Like Gendo, Charles is an AbusiveParent who essentially wanted nothing to do with his son after the death of his wife, is the leader of a government body of some kind, and is associated with the more supernatural elements of the story. [[spoiler: His plan is also similar to Gendo's in that he desires to use the Ragnarok Connection to form a AssimilationPlot, with his wife coming back to life as a major part of his plan]].
* 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.]]
* 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.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Despite being TheEmperor and absolute ruler of Britannia, he remains very distant for the first season [[spoiler:until the very end]] and even in R2, he doesn't directly confront Lelouch until the final episodes. While he's very much an emotional problem to TheHero, [[TheHeavy Cornelia and then Schneizel]] are the ones usually confronting him.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He ends up being killed by the gods he sought to destroy]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Everything he's done to distract the world from his secret AssimilationPlot, 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: He felt this way about Lelouch and pretty much all his children to an extent. [[spoiler: As it turns out, Lelouch, Nunnally, and possibly Euphy and Clovis were the only ones he genuinely ''does'' care about]].
* IWasQuiteALooker: Yes, really. In the flashbacks we see him as a younger man and without the sausage curl wig.
* 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:
-->'''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"'' as he takes his 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.]]
* MeaningfulName:
** Charles, for the father of [[SocialDarwinist social darwinism]] himself, UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin.
** "zi" is pronounced the same as the letter Z (at least in real-life American English). Z is the last letter of the English alphabet, reflecting the fact that [[spoiler:he is the last genuine Emperor before the Britannian Empire is reformed]].
*** Also, Z comes from zeta, the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet, connecting him to Marianne and their children, whose middle names "vi" means six in Roman numerals.
* 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.
* {{Necromancer}}: In ''Nightmare of Nunnally'', his Geass allows him to [[spoiler:raise the dead. He does this with several of the Knights of the Round]].
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:After killing V.V. and taking his "Code".]]
* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: [[spoiler:[[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. [[spoiler:[[NotQuiteDead And he still does.]]]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: The nobility only realized that he went missing because he wasn't in the throne room.
* ParentalAbandonment: In ''Nightmare of Nunnally'', [[spoiler:both his parents were assassinated]].
* ThePatriarch: A classic example of the royal kind.
* 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. It's also implied that he doesn't really believe in social darwinism and truly wants the world to be a gentler place.
* 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: A given, seeing as how he inherited the throne of Britannia from his family.
* RoyalHarem: The man has 108 wives.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The EvilPlan he cooks behind the scenes.
* TheSocialDarwinist: 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.]]
* StartOfDarkness: He grew up during a time when the members of the Royal Family murdered each other endlessly for claim to the throne, but the assassination of his mother was the last straw.
* {{Ubermensch}}: A ''very'' good example, if you look deep enough. Check the trope page, section "Anime".
* StrawHypocrite: [[spoiler:Doesn't buy into the Social Darwinism he preaches]].
%%* 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]]
->'''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.
* ActualPacifist: Despite being a Britannian noble, she wishes for peace for all and hates that the Japanese are oppressed by her family's empire. Because of this, she actually ends up being Lelouch's most formidable enemy. Her cheerful smile and strong will to help those in need end up completely and decisively derailing his plans at the end of R1, and [[spoiler: it took a complete and utter DiabolusExMachina for Lelouch not to end up completely succumbing to her plan.]]
* AffectionateNickname: "Euphie/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Euphy]]", by default. Cornelia calls her this whenever they are alone and Lelouch and Nunnally call her by this name. Euphemia also insists that Suzaku address her by this when they are alone.
* AllLovingHeroine: Even moreso than Shirley. She loves everyone and wants to help everyone and 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.
* AxCrazy: Not intentionally, but to horrifying effect. [[spoiler:Lelouch, in his first bout of PowerIncontinence, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-UV1sk8ZNo accidentally geasses her "to kill all the Japanese."]] More than any other character in ''Code Geass'', 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 chance of bringing about peace between Britannia and the people of Japan.]]
* BadassPacifist: She is one of the kindest and sweetest women in the world and would never hurt anyone [[spoiler: of her own volition]]. And she ''utterly defeated'' TheChessmaster Lelouch, simply by offering a better way and a path to equality between Britannians and Japanese, while being too good of a person for him to be willing to callously murder. [[spoiler: Intentionally, anyway.]]
%%* TheBeautifulElite
* BerserkButton: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] as it's Euphie, but insulting Suzaku tends to bring out the steel in her more than anything else.
* 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 -- Their goals are the same, they have a very similar sense of humor, and they get serious about the same things. Not to mention a moment in the anime, where they're shown to say the same thing at the same time, only to both burst out chuckling.
* BloodSplatteredWeddingDress: Although not literally a wedding dress, [[spoiler: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. On Euphie's part, she is rather quick to bring up to Nunnally an old argument about "who will marry Lelouch" they had when younger.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Is willing to jump into a missile zone to protect someone with her status. She does this often. Its in her intro episode.
* CompositeCharacter: She's basically [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Lacus]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Clyne]] with [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Relena Peacecraft's]] ideology and influence.
* CuteAndPsycho: [[spoiler:Under the influence of the Geass. She still acts as her sweet and polite self as she asks Japanese people to kill themselves and then starts killing everyone herself.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:The first person to ever ''resist Geass''.]]
* TheDitz: A mild example. Though really, this is mainly in comparison to her to her TheChessmaster relatives.
%%* ErmineCapeEffect
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Especially [[{{Yandere}} Nina]].
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: The choker around her neck.
* FixFic:
** ''Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally'' 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 TONS of 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 ''Manga/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.
** 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.
* GiantPoofySleeves: Occasionally.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Very wide, open eyes -- second only to Shirley.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:She dies smiling at Suzaku, still believing that her SAZ plan was a success.]]
%%* 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.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: [[spoiler:Despite all her noble intentions in the past, her reputation was punctuated on a ''very bad'' note with the Massacre Princess Incident. Eventually undone when Cornelia gets audio of Lelouch confessing to controlling her with Geass.]]
%%* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit
* TheIngenue: Tied with Shirley as the most clear-cut example in the series. See also WideEyedIdealist, below.
* 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.]]
* KillTheCutie: Unlike the others members of the royal family, Euphie is sweet and innocent and just wishes for everyone to be happy. Tragically, [[spoiler:she is accidentally forced by her own brother to slaughter hundreds of innocent people that ''she herself had gathered together for a plan to bring peace between the warring states'' before being shot by her own brother and dying in the front of her love interest. After that, she ends up being universally hated.]]
* LadyAndKnight: She is the Lady and Suzaku is her Knight.
* LetThemDieHappy: [[spoiler:Before she dies, Suzaku lies to her saying that the SAZ is a success.]]
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:To Suzaku.]]
* MeaningfulName:
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphemia Euphemia of Chalcedon]] was an early Christian saint. Moreover, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphemia_%28disambiguation%29 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. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the DVDCommentary, which someone says, "She's [[{{Moe}} aggressively cute]] with the glasses."
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-UV1sk8ZNo A regret-filled Lelouch does this after he accidentally Geassed into killing all the Japanese people.]]]]
* MoralityPet: For Princess Cornelia. Also, [[spoiler:tries to be this for Lelouch. Things do not go well.]]
* MsFanservice: The dress she normally wears is pretty revealing, and we certainly can't forget the sequence where she wears nothing but Lelouch's coat.
* NotSoDifferent: From Lelouch; both are people who look at the world, decide it sucks, and go out to do what they believe is right to change it. Like Lelouch, Euphie also does not differ between Britannia or "Numbers" and would rather treat everyone equally. They also have their relationship with Suzaku strongly inform what route they take in life, and any insult or harm to him is a BerserkButton to them. [[spoiler: She also creates the SAZ for the sake of Nunnally, just like how Lelouch created the Zero identity and Black Knights for similar reasons.]]
%%* PimpedOutDress
* PinkMeansFeminine: She's almost always rocking her pink dress.
* 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: A trademark of the more cunning Britannian royal family members. In her case, she's not deceitful but she is caring and careful enough in her word choice that she can sway Lelouch to her side.
* RapunzelHair: Her pink tresses cascade down well past her waist.
* RebelliousPrincess: Her PrincessClassic and SpoiledSweet nature makes her this compared to the rest of her family, but she also skives on her Sub-Viceroy duties and makes a point of defying convention by knighting Suzaku.
%%* 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. ''Nightmare of Nunnally'' is kinder to her, though.]]
* TheScapegoat: [[spoiler:Lelouch is forced to make her one of these after accidentally geassing her. Eventually, this gets reversed when Lelouch makes ''himself'' the Scapegoat for everything.]]
* SiblingYinYang: With Cornelia.
* StatuesqueStunner: While not quite clear in the show due to TeensAreShort, she's listed as being 5 foot 8 by official sources.
* 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.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''Nightmare of Nunnally'', ''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.
%%%%% This trope is not for complaining and nor is it for YMMV stuff.
%%%* StuffedIntoTheFridge:
* 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 Code Geass world.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:It was her naivete and goodwill that led her to do something that led to the political need to meet with the man who could control people's minds, which ultimately led to her death. Ironically, that same compassion leads to the man admitting his defeat, a claim none of her more ruthless or intelligent siblings can make.]]
* 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 Code Geass. 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 [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED 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 Code Geass is not that show]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink hair.

[[folder: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.
* AceCustom: Her Gloucester Knightmare Frame is unique for having a white cape and a set of horns on its head. Anyone who sees it instantly [[OhCrap shits their pants.]]
* 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.
* AffablyEvil: She's [[AFatherToHisMen a mother to her men]] and fairly decent is once one gets to know her better. She's also a ruthless and racist noblewoman who's not above massacring Elevens.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Dark purple hair, pale skin and considerable height. Cornelia is rather reserved save for the affection she shows her sister, Euphemia. Schneizel can also get her blushing, but then he does that to all the ladies.
* AmbiguousSituation: [[spoiler: It's hard to tell, but judging by her expression in the last episode, she could've likely seen what Lelouch and Suzaku were really planning and acted accordingly to help them fulfill it. Though likewise could've just been seizing the opportunity. The show never really makes it clear.]]
* AntagonisticGovernor: Governor of Area 11 and one of Lelouch's greatest adversaries.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Especially at the beginning.
* BadassCape: She wears one as part of her attire as Viceroy and her Knightmare Frame has one as well.
* BadassNormal: No Geass or Code. No Lancelot or Unique Knightmare. No need for either.
* BadassInCharge: As Viceroy of Area 11.
* BigBad: For most of the first season, while Emperor Charles is more of an unseen GreaterScopeVillain with little to no direct impact on the conflict.
* BlueBlood: As the daughter of the current emperor.
* 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. She also worked with the Japanese [[spoiler: during Lelouch's reign and seems to be helping out the UFN along with Kallen after the series]].
* TheChessmaster: She was the first enemy in the series to deliver Lelouch a defeat.
* CoolBigSis: With Euphemia (and ''only'' Euphemia,) her personality does almost a 180, becoming playful and kindly.
** Later on, she acts as one to Nunnally, notably while the latter is in Schniezel's care. She quickly comforts Nunnally after the latter has had an upsetting confrontation with Lelouch, and [[spoiler: when Schniezel reveals his true intentions, Cornelia is particularly disgusted with how Schniezel only sees Nunnally as a means to the end, showing clear concern for Nunnally's safety]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Purple hair and eyes.
* DarkActionGirl: A little old for the trope, but not by that much. She's powerful, she's ruthless, and she's feared.
* DefiantToTheEnd: In her second battle with Lelouch, when cornered by the Black Knights and no reinforcements coming, she orders her troops to retreat while intending to fight to the bitter end. Suzaku however arrives to save her.
* 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.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Courtesy of her older brother and a machine gun.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Deeply, deeply cares for her little sister [[spoiler: And likewise sadden when she dies]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Moves to stop the SAZ Massacre in episode 22 (Lelouch stops it first).
** She is ''especially'' disgusted with Schniezel's true intentions.
* EvilVirtues:
** Unwilling to leave her bodyguard die, at a point rarely seen for a villain.
** Her personal courage in battle is undeniable.
** She orders Suzaku to not let her men know she has been seriously injured during the Black Rebellion, knowing that this will lower their morale.
* FallenPrincess: At the start of R2 she becomes a RebelliousPrincess uncovering secrets about the Geass Cult. [[spoiler: She gets captured by the Black Knights however, and nearly ends up being killed by Schneizel. While she does fight against Lelouch it's clear by the end she along with most of the other nobles no longer have any power or control. She is likely just another citizen now and no longer a princess]].
* 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.
* FrontlineGeneral: Nearly always personally involved in the battles she commands.
* FreudianExcuse: Like with Clovis, it's stated that the reason she distrusts Numbers is because she believes that they slaughtered her kid siblings
* GeneralRipper: Sort of; while she values her subordinates, she is utterly ruthless and racist in facing Numbers to the point where she has on at least one occasion razed a neighborhood full of civilians, and is noted to rather let hostages die than deal with the terrorists holding them. She does come out of this in the second season at least.
* HandCannon: She had this gun that she pointed at Zero when he offered to save the hostages of the JLF.
* TheHeavy: For the first season, Charles is too removed to be more than a GreaterScopeVillain and she takes the role of BigBad, fighting Lelouch to conquer Japan.
* {{Hypocrite}}: 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 audacity, 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
* IronLady: A rare royal variant, complete with a hidden gentle side.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:She ''does'' suffer in various ways (dead younger sister, messed up in the Black Rebellion, imprisoned for a while, shot by her brother), ''and'' does get better over time (see CharacterDevelopment and TookALevelInKindness), 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 committed under the banner of Britannia. Lelouch's ZeroApprovalGambit pretty much shields her from any retribution her actions may have entailed otherwise.]]
* KickTheDog: Massacring an entire ghetto of civilians, even after they have surrendered and admitted to not supporting the JLF, only to lure Zero out in a recreation of the first episode massacre with Clovis.
* 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.
* AMotherToHerMen: 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: 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.
%%* PinkMeansFeminine
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: While she's better known for being a general, she's not governor of Area 11 for nothing.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Like much of Britannia, she isn't fond of "Elevens" and, despite allowing Suzaku to fight under her, still says she isn't comfortable with him due to his race.
* 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.
* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: She's the only female Britannian royal who has an active participation in combat.
* 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.
* PurpleEyes: Blue-purple. This is the norm for the cunning members of the Britannian royal family and her case indicates her mental prowess for coming up with battle tactics, a field on which she can give Lelouch a run for his money.
* RebelLeader: [[spoiler:She's the leader of the remaining rebels and Black Knights opposing Lelouch by the end of the plot.]]
* RebelliousPrincess: In the first part of ''R2''. [[spoiler: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.]]
* RedBaron: "The Witch Of Britannia".
* {{Revenge}}: Her reason for siding with the Black Knights to take down the Geass Order in R2.
* RetiredMonster: At the end of ''R2'', [[spoiler:she becomes this. While she has faced repercussions is some ways (i.e. deceased younger sibling that she cared about), she's not sorry about the horrible acts that she did, such as when she massacred innocent civilians and doubtless many other reprehensible acts committed under the banner of Britannia (including contemplating a FinalSolution to the Area 11 problem). Even when she joined the Black Knights and CharacterDevelopment kicked in, she didn't really pull a HeelFaceTurn. Now, she's just a regular civilian, demoted from her royalty status.]]
* RoyalBlood: She's TheEmperor's daughter.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A viceroy and a military commander. She has personally dealt with the various rebellions factions in Area 11, and succeeded in subduing ever single one of them with the exception of the Black Knights. She states that she planned on [[FinalSolution cleaning up]] Area 11 before handing leadership of it to Euphemia.
* SanitySlippage: Completely loses it when fighting Zero in episode 24.
* SiblingYinYang: With Euphemia.
* StatuesqueStunner: Quite beautiful and stands at 5'11", even taller than some of the men in the show.
* TheStrategist: She defeats Lelouch in battle, which is no small feat.
* TakingTheBullet: A random soldier does this to save Cornelia from Tohdoh 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 Code Geass. (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. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CODE_GEASS_-_08_-_Large_15.jpg See this adorable pic from their childhood together]].
* TookALevelInKindness: 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.
* {{Tsundere}}: Tsun to her subordinated, dere to Euphie. At one point, Cornelia almost blushed when Schneizel was praising her.
* TsurimeEyes: Which fit her strong-willed, calculating personality very well.
* VillainousBSOD: Cornelia shuts down [[spoiler:after Euphemia is killed by Zero]] near the end of R1 to the point that she stays in [[spoiler:Euphie's]] room and refuses to come out [[spoiler:even as Zero's forces come marching to the Tokyo settlement.]] She does get better when she returns to the fight although she is noticeably [[VillainousBreakdown more unhinged]] during her fight with Zero.
* 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.
* [[WarriorPrince Warrior Princess]]: Commander-in-chief of the Imperial Army, for good reason.
* 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]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/AsakoDodo (Japanese), Creator/KariWahlgren (English)

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

The Late Empress of Britannia, wife 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 turn 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).
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Going by their birthdates, Marianne had only just turned 19 when Lelouch was born.
* AcePilot: Being a former Knight and one of the first Knightmare Frame pilots qualifies.
%%* ActionMom
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:She may have a gentle demeanor, but that doesn't stop her from wanting to forcibly merge all of humanity]].
* AristocratsAreEvil: [[spoiler:Despite being born a commoner, she qualifies. Lelouch thought his mother the Empress was a saint, but she is revealed to be a co-conspirator with her husband in his AssimilationPlot.]]
%%* TheBeautifulElite
%%* BigScrewedUpFamily:
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She seemed like a sweet and gentle mother and she was thought of as a saint by most people, [[spoiler:but then it's revealed that was a facade and she supports her husband's EvilPlan to destroy and rewrite the world.]]
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:To Lelouch. You thought Marianne was a saint? Turns out that she wants the same thing as Charles.]]
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:In ''Nightmare of Nunnally'' 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.]]
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Lelouch remembers her fondly and her death is one of his main motivations. [[spoiler:Subverted once she reveals her true colors.]]
* DeceptiveLegacy: Half-averted. [[spoiler:Her death served as motivation for her son Lelouch and she really ''was'' killed in the backstory, only to have cheated death via SoulJar, and was revealed to be a co-conspirator with Emperor Charles in his AssimilationPlot.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:She and Charles disappear this way when Lelouch erases both of them from existence.]]
* DisposableWoman: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* EvilMatriarch: Combined with WellIntentionedExtremist. [[spoiler:Loving your kids but not above committing atrocities because of them...]]
* FaceDoodling: At one point [[spoiler:while in Anya's body]] she looked like she was about to doodle on [[spoiler:Suzaku's]] face but he woke up before she could.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:In ''Nightmare of Nunnally''.]]
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Her Geass ability, which she used to transfer her soul to poor Anya.]]
* HiddenDepths: For most of the series, she appeared as Lelouch's beloved, murdered mother. [[spoiler:The truth is that she is working with his father to kill the Gods and recreate the world as they see fit.]]
* HimeCut: She's Britannian, not Japanese, but the hairstyle is perfect (long hair, even bangs and sidelocks) and she otherwise fits as a graceful and benevolent empress.
* HotConsort: It's very clear where Lelouch gets his good looks from.
* InformedAbility: She was supposedly excellent at piloting a Knightmare Frame, but has never been seen in one. [[spoiler:Although, 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.]]]]
* KnightTemplarParent: [[spoiler:She and her husband formed a plan to change the world for the better shortly after they met, and since Lelouch and his sister Nunnally were their favorites, they intended to let the kids in on it when they were old enough. However, they didn't bother taking into account how the kids would feel about forcibly changing the nature of all of humanity. And all this is before you throw in their EvilPlan to protect the kids which resulted in both kids being mentally and emotionally scarred, and drove Lelouch to try to kill his father in the first place.]]
* LadyMacbeth: [[spoiler:Turns out she happens to share her husband's viewpoint that the current world is beyond hope and supports his plan to destroy and rewrite the world.]]
* LittleMissBadass: [[spoiler:She *is* inside of 15-year-old Anya Alstreim, after all. And who knows, she might have been one when young?]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Marianne's beloved children mean the world to her. So much that she will ''destroy and rewrite said world'' for them.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: There is 25 years between her and Charles [[spoiler: and they were definitely HappilyMarried.]]
* 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]]]].
* ModestRoyalty: Though she has been seen in a very fancy blue dress, the outfit she was wearing when she dies [[spoiler: and thus is seen in as a "spirit"]] is more simple in style.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: It was her death that caused her kids to be kicked out of the Britannian Empire, which in turns caused Lelouch to hate Britannia and begin his rebellion.
* 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: [[spoiler:The trademark for Britannian royalty's cunning and persuasion. In her case it indicates that she may not be as innocent of the happenings of the world as she let on.]]
* RagsToRoyalty: A major plot point. She was born as a commoner to later become the 5th wife of the Emperor of Britannia. Certainly, this didn't help with the nobles.
* RapunzelHair: It extended past her waist.
* SheKnowsTooMuch: The reason for her death [[spoiler:at Schneizel's hands]] in ''Suzaku of the Counterattack''.
* ShipperOnDeck: [[spoiler:Ships Lelouch/C.C., even asking C.C herself directly if she fancied Lelouch. C.C just said "Uhm, HeIsNotMyBoyfriend".]]
* ShowingOffTheNewBody: [[spoiler: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.]]
* TheTrickster: [[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.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: [[spoiler:More than being an EvilMatriarch, Marianne ''heartily'' believed that the AssimilationPlot was the best way for the world to exist.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: OH SO VERY MUCH!!!! Everyone (Nunnally, Lelouch, Jeremiah) was taken in by her act and would have done anything for her.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:It's not until late in ''R2'' that she is even revealed to still be alive.]]

[[folder: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.
* AffablyEvil:
** Pretty nice to everyone in general. A notable scene is when he comforts Cecile after an embarrassing moment.
** Furthermore, in ''Suzaku Of The Counterattack" [[spoiler:he tries to become immortal and take over the world]].
* AllGermansAreNazis: Let's see, he has a German-sounding last name, is part of an [[TheEmpire empire]] where FantasticRacism and SocialDarwinism are commonplace, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking has blonde hair]].
* AloofBigBrother: Stoic as noted above and both Nunnally 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.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: In Turn 09, Kanon states he is Schneizel's assistant..."public ''and'' private." Admittedly Kanon said this with a semi-joking tone of voice, [[HoYay but they do seem rather close]], especially in the official art. Also, during his wedding party, Schneizel's older brother states that he never expected to see Schneizel acting as an escort to just one 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 father'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. That said he DOES have genuine standards (being appalled by the Euphinator incident).
* AppealToForce: He's got a huge payload of nukes and he's not afraid to use it.
* AristocratsAreEvil: [[spoiler:After Lelouch finishes off Charles and takes over Britannia, Schneizel reveals his goals to rule humanity by threatening them with a nuclear space ship.]]
* BadSamaritan: He seemingly takes Nina under his wing as a kind and friendly mentor to a lonely girl, in reality, he just wants her knowledge to create FLEIJA warheads.
* 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 them to.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: [[spoiler:Uses the Damocles to wipe out the capital of Pendragon, a vast chunk of the Britannian population, and most of the Imperial family of which the whole world hates.]]
* BaitTheDog: Spends a good 90% of the show doing nothing evil other than opposing Lelouch as a member of the Britannian royal family until [[spoiler:he uses Nina to have FLEIJA constructed.]] It's all downhill from there.
* TheBeautifulElite: Schneizel is a very handsome young man and a member of Britannia's royal family.
* BigBadEnsemble: With his father, Emperor Charles. While TheEmperor is Lelouch's primary target and the cause of his amnesia, Schneizel is able to turn the Black Knights against Lelouch and constantly blocking his advance. In both the series proper and ''Suzaku of the Counterattack'', Schneizel [[spoiler:outlives Charles to become the final antagonist.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: He seems to take this in a calm manner for most of the show but it's later revealed he's disgusted with the way the whole world is run, including the parts under Britannian rule and even plotted to assassinate his own father.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: A somewhat atypical example.
* BoringButPractical: The key element that separates Lelouch and Schneizel's skillsets despite the two being almost peerless strategists. Lelouch deliberately invokes theatrics and extravagant gestures and uses them to create a kind of aura of supernatural competence and untouchability (thanks in part to being ACTUALLY supernatural in some areas) with the downside being that he's slaved to needing to showcase this level of competence at all times to maintain the loyalty of his followers as a result and most of his gambits being gimmicky all or nothing gambles that, while having a high chance of working once, would never survive sustained conflict with a learned opponent. Schneizel, on the other hand, maintains the image of a kind and affable ruler that people would WANT to flock behind, and uses straightforward tried and true tactics in all confrontations. He flawlessly assesses the skill levels and emotional states of all his pieces and uses them when appropriate, and plays cautiously without throwing out units he isn't ok with losing. Even when he gets the flashy looking FLEIJA missiles in the final battle, his desire to use them comes from the pragmatic and practical notion that he should dispense with intricate planning against an equal opponent and nuke Lelouch out of the sky before the battle even has a chance to get going.
* 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]]. Is implied to have quashed the EU rebellion in this fashion, by offering various nation members favorable terms for surrender, leading to the failure of the overall movement. Also the motive behind getting the Black Knights to turn on Zero.
* 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.
* EvilCounterpart: To Lelouch. [[spoiler: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.]]
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler:To Nina.]]
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: [[spoiler: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.]]
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler: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.
* GermanicEfficiency: Compared to other Britannian royals, he doesn't indulge in theatrics during battle, instead going for efficiency, cunning, and sheer ruthlessness.
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Who commands a floating battle station with has orbital nuclear capability.]]
* TheHeavy: Taking up the role from [[DiscOneFinalBoss Cornelia]], who held it in season one. 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 second season, it is he whom Lelouch must match wits with as he wages war against the armed forces of Britannia.
* HumiliationConga: Got a really ''spectacular'' one in the GrandFinale. See the main page for details.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: Claims to desire world peace, yet attempts to enforce it by nuking any who resist him]].
* 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.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: At a staggering ''201 cm'', and is the leader of the opposition faction against Lelouch.
* LesserOfTwoEvils: [[spoiler:Successfully presents himself as one of these to turn the Black Knights against Lelouch, and later cooperate in taking down the latter.]]
* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[spoiler:Pulls this on the Black Knights and Lelouch by getting the former to betray their leader.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: He [[spoiler:tricks the Black Knights into turning against Lelouch so that he could weaken them and make it easier to destroy his enemies.]]
* 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 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Saxe-Coburg_and_Gotha 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.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: Namely, the stuff he says about Lelouch when [[spoiler:he presents to the Black Knights.]]
* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler:His preferred approach to people who can be useful to him, including Nina and even Nunnally.]]
* NoNonsenseNemesis: See BoringButPractical. Schneizel never indulges in grandiosity or spectacle when in battle, taking an extremely methodical approach.
* NonActionBigBad: Unlike Cornelia, Schneizel prefers to sit back and watch rather than go up on the front lines. It doesn't mean he's [[EvilGenius any less dangerous]].
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler:He's obviously not up to something, right? ...''Right?!'']]
* NukeEm: [[spoiler:His solution to world peace.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Just before Lelouch uses his geass on him, Schneizel has this look on his face as he realizes what Lelouch's true plan is.]]
* OverlordJr: He's the de facto head of Charles' military and oversees his campaigns while his father is busy with [[HiddenAgendaVillain other matters]]. Of all his siblings, Schneizel is the most like-minded to their father.
* PetTheDog: If it's possible for an event to simultaneously this '''and''' a KickTheDog moment: [[spoiler:Schneizel 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 Nunnally 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.]]
** Before that, near the end of the first season, there's his genuinely horrified reaction to [[spoiler: the Euphinator Incident.]]
* 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 season 2 he is a ruthless sociopath. Although, Lelouch seems to have always known his true nature.]]
* PrivilegedRival: As the functionally second most powerful person in Britannia, he is able to fund some of the most advanced battlefront tech via the Camelot department, and later, a ton of high-yield nukes.
* 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, Nunnally, 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: The Manly Man 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.]]
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Runs in the blood, more than he would care to admit.
* {{Ubermensch}}: Schneizel dreams of a peaceful world which he will enact by [[spoiler:threatening humanity into submission with his arsenal of FLEIJA warheads, which he will decide when to fire]].
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He's willing to [[spoiler:destroy entire cities or countries if that's what it takes to make the world submit to his rule and live in harmony.]]
* VillainsNeverLie: Subverted. See ManipulativeBastard.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Schneizel is adept at getting people on his side. He is well-liked amongst Britannian nations and with a few choice words is able to [[spoiler:turn the Black Knights on Lelouch, effectively eliminating all the progress his brother had made in almost two seasons of work.]]
* 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. He has gained the power of immortality through a Geass contract like C.C. He can grant Geass contracts like her, having given both the Emperor and Rolo Lamperouge their Geass abilities, among others in the Geass Directorate.
* AlliterativeName: If those are indeed his initials.
* 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]].
* BerserkButton: He ''really'' hates Marianne.
* BigBadWannabe: He fancies himself to be the ultimate manipulator and thinks he can pulls the strings, even on his brother. [[spoiler:He was wrong.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: [[spoiler: A flashback as he dies reveals he has this; he took on the Code in Charles's place specifically so his younger brother need not be burdened with immortality. He also, though in a horribly twisted manner, thought he was protecting Charles by killing Marianne.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Seeing this trope in action and suffering horribly because of it is his FreudianExcuse.
* BlueBlood: [[spoiler:As Charles' older brother he's technically the rightful Emperor of Britannia, though him possessing a Code means his existence must be kept secret from the masses.]]
* BreakThemByTalking: Tries this on [[spoiler:Cornelia.]] [[TalkToTheFist Does NOT work.]]
* TheChessmaster: Quite possibly the most calculatingly malicious character in the series.
* CreateYourOwnHero: [[spoiler: If he hadn't killed Marianne, [[GuileHero Lelouch]] likely would have ''never'' become so opposed to Britannia and ultimately the Ragnarok Connection.]]
* CreepyChild: Although [[OlderThanTheyLook not technically a child]], he's one of the creepiest characters in the series.
* CreepyTwins: He and [[spoiler:Charles]] could fit the bill, [[CreepyChild but him more so]].
%%* 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.]]
* EvilUncle: [[spoiler:He kidnapped his niece Nunnally and tried to have Lelouch assassinated]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: All the sick, twisted things he does are essentially out of [[spoiler: his brotherly devotion to Charles and their ultimate goal]]. It's just that [[spoiler: not even Charles always approves]].
* GodivaHair: Despite being ''male''.
* GreenEyedMonster: REALLY hates Marianne, and it's implied it might not just be her.
* 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...]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: A villainous example. First, he fails to anticipate that spending a year as Lelouch's "brother" might encourage Rolo to defect. Then, he sends Jeremiah after Lelouch despite knowing that he already ''has'' a reason to defect- his UndyingLoyalty to Marianne and her children. [[spoiler: He even thought his own brother would be to distracted by Marianne to carry out the Ragnarok Connection, when Charles apparently never lost sight of it. Making his attempt to kill Marianne more pointless than it already was.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: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.
* LittleBigBrother: [[spoiler:He's actually Charles' older brother, but because he got a Geass at a very young age, he looks like a prepubescent boy]].
* LittleGuyBigBuddy: [[spoiler: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: Much like C.C., his real name is never revealed, though it's assumed his title would include "Britannia". [[spoiler: Extra materials reveal his real name is Victor zi Britannia.]]
* PurpleEyes: Pink-ish purple.
* RapunzelHair: Goes down to his feet.
* RoyalBlood: Again, he's the [[spoiler:rightful Emperor of Britannia.]]
* TheSociopath: By far the most ruthlessly calculating character in the series, and that's saying something.
* TheUnreveal: How he got his Code. It's never said in any canon how he got it.
* VillainBall: Sends Jeremiah, a prime risk for a HeelFaceTurn, after Lelouch with no back-up to insure that he obeys orders. This is after one assassin has already defected to Lelouch.
* {{Yandere}}: Non-sexual type. When he felt his brother [[spoiler:lost focus on their Ragnarok Connection plan, he murdered his wife (or at least, thought he did) to get him back on track and pay attention to V.V. This would ultimately backfire on so many levels.]]

[[folder: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.
* AlasPoorVillain: If not from Lelouch, he was at the very least dearly loved and missed by the rest of his family. Cornelia in particular took his death rather hard and swore bloody revenge on Zero.
* AntagonisticGovernor: Governor of Area 11 and StarterVillain of the series.
%%* AristocratsAreEvil
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* ChivalrousPervert: Nice, uhm... swimsuit designs, man.
* GeneralFailure: His grasp of military matters is lacking, to say the least.
* 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.
** During their childhood, Clovis would often challenge Lelouch to chess matches, even though he'd always lose. [[GracefulLoser Clovis didn't mind]] since he enjoyed the time he got to spend with his younger brother.
* 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.]]
** His hatred of the Japanese people was because he believed they killed Lelouch and Nunnally. Years later, he runs into Lelouch, only for Lelouch to kill him, and create a revolution for the Japanese people.
* 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.
* NiceGuy: ''Used'' to be one. Despite taking his rivalry with Lelouch rather seriously, he was always described as a kind and gentle person. After he learned of the "deaths" of Lelouch and Nunnally, he became severely depressed and blamed Japan for it.
* 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?
* ShadowArchetype: Despite only appearing for a few episodes, Clovis serves as this to Lelouch ironically enough.
* SmugSnake: It's shown he has a very poor grasp of battle plans but is (over-)confident he can crush his enemy's forces simply by sending waves and waves of men. Needless to say, he has quite the [[VillainousBreakdown freak out]] when Lelouch defeats his forces and goes for him.
* SparedByTheAdaptation. [[spoiler:Subverted ''big'' time in ''Nightmare of Nunnally''. 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.
* TookALevelInJerkass: As noted above, he was a very kind person at one point. But despair at losing Lelouch and Nunnally drove him to become far more vindictive, racist and ruthless towards the Elevens, seeing them as little more than barbarians who took away his little brother and sister.

[[folder:Prince Odysseus Eu Britannia]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Jin Yamanoi (Japanese), Peter Emshwiller (English)

First Prince of the royal family. He seems to be a rather kind man, but is utterly outclassed by the hypercompetent nature of most other royal children.
%%* AdultsAreUseless
* ArrangedMarriage: He was to be married to the Empress of the Chinese Federation but [[spoiler:the Black Knights put a stop to that]]. He doesn't mind either way.
* 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.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Not so much that he's actively evil and moreso that he's complicitly evil, but he's glad that to learn that Lelouch and Nunnally are alive.
* EverybodyHasStandards: He's shocked when Lelouch reveals that [[spoiler:he killed their father in a KlingonPromotion]], and asks him to step down, believing it to be some sort of juvenile prank.
* ExtremeDoormat: He's indecisive and has to either be prodded into making decisions or have the decisions made for him.
* InnocentBlueEyes: The first clue that he's not in the same league as Lelouch, Schneizel, or even Nunnally is that he lacks the trademark PurpleEyes his siblings have.
* IronicName: You wouldn't expect a man named "Odysseus" to be so guileless.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:After Lelouch becomes Emperor, he makes [[NonActionGuy Odysseus]] join the military as [[{{Mook}} a foot soldier.]]]]
* KickTheDog: After Lelouch [[spoiler:declares himself as Emperor via KlingonPromotion]], Guinevere orders the royal guard to execute him for it. Odysseus, who has been politely asking him to step down, doesn't do anything to stop Guinevere's order.
* MayDecemberRomance: He was to be married to Empress Tianzi, who is no older than 13 at the time. He doesn't have any qualms about it and doesn't have any qualms when it gets cancelled.
* 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. After Lelouch [[spoiler:declares himself as Emperor, he makes Odysseus join the military as a {{mook}}.]]
* PetTheDog: He's fine with the ArrangedMarriage being put to a halt as long as Tianzi is unharmed, despite barely knowing her.
* SpoiledBrat: Downplayed. His position as the first prince implies that he's pampered quite a bit, hence his obliviousness and incompetence at doing things himself. He seems to be close to Guinevere and Carine.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He greatly resembles his father, Emperor Charles.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Downplayed. Though he seems to be a NiceGuy, is a NonActionGuy, and is overshadowed by his other siblings, he's still complicit in the crimes of the Britannian Empire because of his inaction. As Charles's firstborn son, he's likely lived his entire life pampered and privileged, believing that the world is the way it is just because. Lelouch presumably sees through it.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Along with sisters, Guinevere and Carine, we don't see him after Lelouch's [[spoiler:coronation, nor do we learn his fate after the bombing of Pendragon.]]

[[folder:Princesses Guinevere su Britannia & Carine ne Britannia]]
->'''Voiced by:'''
-->'''Guinevere:''' Junko Asami (Japanese), Creator/KariWahlgren (English)\\
'''Carine:''' Emi Motoi (Japanese), Creator/KateHiggins (English)

The two other princesses (1st and 5th, respectively) in the royal family. Rarely seen in the series, but carry the usual attitude of Britannians.
* TheCameo: Carine can be seen when Lelouch and Nunnally leave for Japan at the beginning of the first compilation movie.
* 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).
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** They seem to care for each other considering that they're ThoseTwoGuys, as well as Odysseus.
** Carine seems to care for Lelouch and Nunnally (or at least used to), as she's present when they leave for Japan.
** Upon learning [[spoiler:Lelouch killed their father]], Guinevere attempts to retaliate using the royal guard, citing that [[spoiler:he killed the Emperor]]. Whether or not she actually cares about her father or just wants to keep her noble status or both isn't clear.
* EverybodyHasStandards: They're surprised to learn that Lelouch, their brother, is alive. Their reaction to his survival is neutral until he reveals [[spoiler:he killed their father and claims the throne for himself]], or at least for Guinevere.
* {{Foil}}:
** To Cornelia and Euphemia, respectively. Cornelia actively serves Britannia in the military while Guinevere seems to relish in her position as First Princess, and Euphemia is a PoliticallyActivePrincess while Carine is a RoyalBrat.
** Carine is one to Nunnally, in that Carine is openly racist and enjoys bloodshed amongst other non-Britannian groups while Nunnally wants peace.
* GirlishPigtails: Carine.
* HairDecorations: Guinevere has a weird flower-like one that sticks 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.
* KickTheDog: Guinevere orders the royal guard to execute her own half-brotber, Lelouch, when he reveals [[spoiler:he killed their father and has taken the throne]]. Carine doesn't stop her either.
* NonActionGuy: Neither of them are in the military.
* PetTheDog: In ''The Awakening Path'', Carine seems saddened when Lelouch and Nunnally depart for Japan.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Guinevere, who is seen purchasing buildings whenever 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]]
Marrybel mel Britannia 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.
* 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 [[http://comic101.com/vols/8233875/15#comicimg here]], or this scene [[http://comic.ck101.com/vols/8233875/14#comicimg here]] make what you will of them.
* TheCameo: Briefly appears in the first compilation film as one of the members of the royal family watching Lelouch and Nunnally leave for Japan.
* CoolShip: Has her own ship, the Granberry as shown [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/File:Granberry_(Color).jpg 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. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that V.V. bombed her home when she was a child and she was the only survivor.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Though she can't really be called a villain per say, she falls to her death together with Orpheus in the finale.]]
* HideYourLesbians: Apparently only Toto knows about her... ''affection'' for Oldrin.
* HumongousMecha: The large and terrifying Elphaba is her last Knightmare, taking some vibes from [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam the Devil Gundam.]]
* InterClassRomance: Marrybel is a princess, Oldrin is regular noble.
* MoreThanMindControl: Unlike the OTHER members of royalty she WILLINGLY signs on with Lelouch
* MsFanservice: Not to the extent of Oldrin but still, yeah.
* PantyShot: Although it's not to the same extent as Oldrin.
* StockUnderwear: Boy, does this Princess have erotic tastes or what?

[[folder:Princess Laila la Britannia]]
The younger sister of Clovis la Britannia. Appears in the mobile game ''Code Geass: Maelstrom of Libra''.
* BlackBraAndPanties: Though with some of her outfits she doesn't seem to wear a bra.
* TheCameo: Makes a brief appearance during the first compilation movie at the beginning. When Lelouch and Nunnally leave for Japan, Clovis stops her from going to them.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: One gust of wind would be enough to reveal her underwear to the world.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* GirlishPigtails
* MarilynManeuver: Laila is shown doing this pose [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/File:Backside_Laila.jpg here]].
* MsFanservice
* SexySantaDress
* ShesGotLegs
* VaporWear
* YamatoNadeshiko: You wouldn't know she was Britannian if you saw her in a kimono, she looks absolutely beautiful.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She has a Grade B, but her hair is styled in the twintails needed for Grade S.

!!Military Research and Development

[[folder: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.
* 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 sugarcoats his opinions.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: A brilliant and snarky engineer who's also a graceless misfit and loves pudding. See also DitzyGenius, below.
* CatchPhrase: '''OMEDETO!''' (Congratulations!)
* CelibateEccentricGenius: Very smart, very quirky, and has no interest in the opposite sex.
* {{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.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: He and Jeremiah attended the same academy. According to Jeremiah, Lloyd caused a lot of trouble because of his lab experiments, which Lloyd doesn't remember.
* 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.
* PetTheDog: Along with Darlton, he starts the SlowClap at [[spoiler:Suzaku's knighting ceremony]].
* TheQuisling: [[spoiler: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).
* TheSociopath: Self-professed - he prefers to see humans as parts of a machine than actual people, interchangeable and replaceable. Later on, it's revealed he has [[HiddenHeartOfGold more of a heart than he let on.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pudding.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In his case, light purple.

[[folder: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.
* 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'' (she puts ''jam'' in rice balls, and puts peanut butter, turmeric and ''wasabi paste'' in sandwiches. ''Together!'').
* FeminineWomenCanCook: {{Inverted|Trope}}, 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.
* MrsRobinson: Although not stated explicitly in the Anime, Cécile does indeed have strong feelings for Suzaku. Despite the age gap, Cécile confides to C.C. that she loves Suzaku in [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/Turn_22.05 Turn 22.05]] of the R2 Picture Dramas, mentioning that this is true "if we go by the definition of love."
* 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.
* TheQuisling: [[spoiler:Along with Nina, Lloyd, and Sayoko, Cécile 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.]]
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Averted as she is anything but shy with her normal co-workers (Lloyd and Suzaku etc) but is flustered by Prince Schneizel (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, softspoken and voiced by Creator/KikukoInoue aka the patron saint of Yamato Nadeshiko characters; 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 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.

!! Royal Aides

[[folder: Alicia Lohmeyer]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Akira Watanabe (Japanese), Dorothy Elias-Fahn (English)

Introduced in the second season. An aide to Nunnally seen after she was re-inducted into the royal family and swore in as Viceroy of Area 11. Though her true duty was to make sure Nunnally followed the Emperor's orders.
* FantasticRacism: Makes it no secret she hates Elevens as her every advisement is to assert Britannians control over them. She nearly starts a second massacre of it during Zero's exile by almost firing into the crowd after they don Zero masks. But Suzaku manages to prevent her in time.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: A glasses wearer and not at all a nice person.
* {{Jerkass}}: Putting it lightly. She's one of the most despicable Britannias seen in the series.
* KarmicDeath: ''Oh yes'', so very much: See below.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Caught in the blast of the F.L.E.I.J.A as she was trying to escape to Pendragon in the decoy ship]].
* TreacherousAdvisor: Tried to be one anyway, but Nunnally wouldn't be controlled or swayed to her way of thinking nor did Nunnally even trust her from the start. Even trying to have Kallen executed behind Nunnally's back winds up failing, [[spoiler:although this was due to Sayoko interfering while Alicia was busy escaping during the UFN's assault on Tokyo]].
* WouldHurtAChild: As mentioned above she almost fired into a crowd of Elevens, which included kids, without a second thought.

!Britannian Army

[[folder: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, he winds up becoming a more important figure in season two.
* AcePilot: He's able to hold off ''four'' enemy pilots long enough for Suzaku to bail him out, and beats the hell out of Lelouch's Gawain with Lelouch being unable to land a single hit, until C.C. takes him down with a kamikaze attack. Then gets even more competent after he [[spoiler: joins Lelouch]]: He evades several strikes from V.V. despite being in a weaker Sutherland, when stronger Knightmares present aren't able to do so. He fights evenly with Suzaku and comes close to ''killing'' him (with help from Guilford) without taking any damage himself. And he wins against Anya by self-destructing his unit to blow open the Mordred, then jumps on top of it and forces her to surrender at swordpoint.
* AntiHero: On par with Lelouch thanks to his loyalty.
* AntiMagic: [[spoiler: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.]]
* 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.]]
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He gains two of these, one embedded in each arm, after [[spoiler:his second round of modifications.]]
* BlueBlood: Part of the Noble/Pureblood Faction.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: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.]]
* BookEnds: In R2 Turn 13, Jeremiah intrudes Ashford Academy with intent to kill Lelouch and anyone who gets in his way. In post-R2 picture drama Turn 25.01, Jeremiah visits the school with Anya one last time to carry out Lelouch's final order and asks Anya if she wants to stay to attend Ashford.
* 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: He's this when first introduced, though he quickly devolves to an IneffectualSympatheticVillain. He also becomes this to Emperor Lelouch at the end. In both cases, 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.]]
* CallToAgriculture: [[spoiler:He's an orange farmer after the GrandFinale.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Averted. It's mentioned in Stage 4.33 that he has a little sister named Lilacia. This audio drama also reveals his connection to Lady Marianne, a fact that does become important later, but Lilacia is never brought up again.
* 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 gefjun 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 ''Tales of an Alternate Shogunate''.
* ElectronicEye: [[spoiler:After he returns as a cyborg, he has one of his original orange eyes, and a green cybernetic replacement for the other.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal[=/=]BadassTransplant: With his [[spoiler:geass canceller and cyborg enhancements.]]
* EtTuBrute: When Kewell betrays him and tries to murder him with the other purists. Luckily Suzaku and Viletta take his side.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In Stage 4.33, when he starts [[ManlyTears crying]] about his failure to protect Lady Marianne, Villetta cheers him up by lightly scolding him, asking him what his little sister Lilacia would think if she saw him like that.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: He and Lloyd attended the same academy. According to Jeremiah, he took the heat for the accidents that happened from Lloyd's lab experiments. Jeremiah is annoyed when Lloyd states he doesn't remember any of it.
* 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.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Anya Alstreim.
* FreudianExcuse: It also turns out that his racism against the Japanese is because he thinks they were responsible for Lelouch and Nunnally's deaths.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Becomes this to the Britannians after the Orange Incident. He also becomes this [[spoiler:to the Black Knights when he defects. They don't trust him because of his former support for Britannia and the fact that Lelouch brought him on board without consulting anyone.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: A walking fountain of it, particularly in his first CrowningMomentOfAwesome. "ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!", indeed.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: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.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: In the manga, instead of Villetta, he is the one that learns that Zero is Lelouch and gets shot for it by Shirley. He doesn't return until when it starts adapting R2.
* HollywoodCyborg: Indeed.
* HonorBeforeReason: Subverts this when fighting Suzaku, telling him that he won't go easy on him just because he owes him his life.
* 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 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 (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.]]
* NoodleIncident: For whatever reason, he's not seen in the photograph of [[spoiler:Villetta and Ohgi's wedding]] at the end of R2, yet [[spoiler:Anya -- who he is implied to have adopted -- is]]. One could assume that it had something to do with his and Villetta's relationship, given everything that's happened. Awkwardness?
* NotSoDifferent: Near the end of R2, Jeremiah and Sayoko have a conversation about how they both carry UndyingLoyalty [[spoiler:to Lelouch]] because of chivalry.
* NowWhat: Implied at the end of R2. [[spoiler:With Lelouch dead and the Britannian Empire being reformed, Jeremiah has nothing left for his UndyingLoyalty other than to live out the rest of his life in peace. Though he seems happy of his life as an orange farmer with Anya, his lack of presence at Villetta's wedding and him accompanying Anya to Ashford in Turn 25.01 solely for her sake & to tribute to Lelouch implies that he feels that he doesn't belong in the lives of the other characters.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:He is implied to become Anya's caretaker or adoptive father in the end.]]
* PetTheDog:
** Despite being the leader of the [[FantasticRacism Purebloods]], he does seem to have some respect for [[AmbiguouslyBrown Villetta]]. In Stage 4.33, he promises to Villetta that even with her different lineage, he'll submit a proposal to the Purebloods to have her be a Baroness so she and her descendants can be of true nobility, which wouldn't be possible with the honorary title of knighthood.
** In the Orange Peel audio drama, after some persuasion by Villetta, Lloyd, and Cecile, he decides to thank Suzaku for saving his life. When it ends up getting postponed by Guilford arresting him for the Orange Incident, he screams that he's innocent and he has to do something as he gets taken away. Near the end of R2, he gets to deliver his gratitude to Suzaku and notes that they have a strange relationship.
** In post-R2 picture drama Turn 25.01, though it's never explicitly stated, it's quite obvious that he's lonely. At the end, however, he asks Anya if she wants to stay at Ashford, even though this would mean that he would be alone. Not only did he visit Ashford Academy to carry out Lelouch's last order, but also give Anya a chance at having a normal life. Anya seems to catch on, as she turns it down and chooses to stay with him, citing that she has memories of Ashford to stay with.
* PhlebotinumRebel: [[spoiler:The point in his second cyborg upgrade was for him to take over Rolo's job of assassinating Lelouch. Instead, he ''joined'' him.]]
* RedemptionPromotion: [[spoiler:The series for him was one string of losses until he joined Lelouch's side. Then he gets shit done.]]
* RetiredBadass: [[spoiler: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.]]
* ShipTease: A few circles in the fanbase like to believe that Jeremiah's talk with an injured Sayoko at her bedside about how they are both loyal [[spoiler:to Lelouch]] out of chivalry is this.
* SourOutsideSadInside: He acts like a massive {{Jerkass}} in the first four episodes, but inside, he's devastated for [[spoiler:being unable to protect Marianne and her children]].
* StarterVillain: His original role in the series was to simply be an obstacle in the first couple episodes, then die in humiliation.
* 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.]]
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: From the "Orange incident" onward [[spoiler: until R2 13]], his goal is to bring Zero to justice.
* 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]].
* TookALevelInKindness: By the end of the show, he's taken a few levels of humility. In the end, it's heavily implied he adopted Anya, and the two of them live simple lives tending an orange farm implied to be in Florida or somewhere near there -- far from the main settings of the show... and it's also heavily implied with his absence at Villetta's wedding and Turn 25.01 that he feels [[NowWhat lonely in life]].
* TroubledSympatheticBigot: [[spoiler:He wrongly believes the Japanese killed Lelouch and Nunnally. As such, he's extremely racist when first introduced. He drops the racism when he learns the truth, and even gets a ShipTease with Sayoko near the end.]]
* 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:and even after ''his'' death and rebirth]], he never stopped supporting her. [[spoiler:This carries over to Lelouch (and to an unseen extent, Nunnally).]]
** At the end of R2, [[spoiler:the death of Lelouch]] is implied to have left him [[NowWhat a bit lonesome in life]]
* 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''.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: While people blame [[spoiler: Rolo]] for [[spoiler:killing Shirley and making Lelouch unstable enough to commit THE biggest mistake in his plans]], Jeremiah '''also''' has a share of responsability in that since [[spoiler: he once used his Geass Canceller ''without checking on his surroundings'', which accidentally caused him to undo Shirley's FakeMemories about Lelouch and Nunnally. Had he not done that, Shirley [[SayingTooMuch wouldn't have mentioned Nunnally in front of Rolo]], and Rolo [[HeKnowsTooMuch wouldn't have killed her]]...]]
** In the second CompilationMovie, however, [[spoiler: he ''does'' manage to notice and is able to warn Shirley about staying away from danger, which results in the above events being avoided and essentially saving her life.]]
* 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.
* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler:''Twice''.]]
* WouldHurtAChild:
** While hunting down Lelouch, he has no problem intruding on Ashford campus, and though he doesn't harm any students (though he does almost kill [[ChildSoldier Rolo]]), he doesn't care if anyone sees him killing security there.
** After defeating Anya, he holds her at sword-point. In fairness, she's a ChildSoldier that is already treated like an adult, and he does stand down when he realizes that [[spoiler:she had been Geassed]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A rarity in that he actually has blue hair in this series.

[[folder:Villetta Nu / "Chigusa"]]
->'''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.
* AbsoluteCleavage: Almost all of her outfits give this, which makes sense, given her status as MsFanservice.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Villetta's exact origins are never revealed, though she is darker than most of the characters. Her last name suggests a Thai or Spanish history. Many fans think she's of Amerindian descent. Stage 4.33 confirms that Villetta isn't of Britannian descent.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Her experience as 'Chigusa' is complicated.
* TheBaroness: The sexpot variety, and perhaps a literal one. Devoted to the military regime of Britannia 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
* BecomingTheMask: Sort of.
* ChekhovsGunman: 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.
* {{Fanservice}}: Viletta's often leg-baring and cleavage exposing outfits certainly give way to many such scenes. She also poses scantily in a bikini with Shirley at one point.
* FemmeFatale: A skilled Knightmare pilot and as deadly as she is sexy.
* 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
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Ohgi, by the end.]]
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HotTeacher: Poses as a P.E. instructor during her time as a spy at Ashford Academy, complete with {{stripperiffic}} outfits.
%%* IdentityAmnesia
%%* ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: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.]]
* 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.
* 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 (or Deithard in the CompilationMovie).
* ManipulativeBitch / 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 -- [[http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=F5&defl=en&q=define:nu&ei=0m0nS7izKJTKNamMgIoM&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title&ved=0CAcQkAE 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 she seems to do it deliberately.
* PetTheDog: In an audio drama, she's part of the group encouraging Jeremiah to thank Suzaku for saving his life in Stage 5.
* 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]].
* PregnantBadass: [[spoiler: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.]]
* RetiredMonster: She's spent her life manipulating and blackmailing her way to attain nobility, and that's before taking into account [[spoiler:that she was part of the Britannian [[FantasticRacism Purist Faction]]. By the end of the series, she's HappilyMarried with Ohgi and has never made any attempt at actual {{redemption|Quest}} or atonement]].
* RuleOfSexy: At least as the series progresses. Even by ''Code Geass'' 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.
* StarCrossedLovers: Ohgi and her. They fall in love when he finds her suffering from amnesia, to then become enemies when she regains her memories. [[spoiler:Subverted since in the end, both survived and got HappilyMarried]].
* StaticCharacter: Aside from her being with Oghi, her character never changes.
* 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.
* TaremeEyes: In her "Chigusa" persona.
%%* TsurimeEyes
* UngratefulBitch: 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: Often wears pantless outfits, such as skirts or simply leotards, combined with thigh-high boots.

[[folder:Gilbert G.P. Guilford]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Yoshiyuki Kono (Japanese), Creator/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.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains The Noble variant]]. 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.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: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.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Takes over for both of them when Darlton is killed and Cornelia goes AWOL.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Despite his personal traits, he deserved that something good finally happened to him.]]
%%* FailureKnight: In R2.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Believing that Lelouch is Cornelia, he pushed him out of FLEIJA 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 Cornelia looked after her.
%%* StoicSpectacles: He's calm, cool and collected.
%%* SunglassesAtNight
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TautologicalTemplar: Like Suzaku, he is more concerned more with honor than right and wrong.
* 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]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (Japanese), Creator/TravisWillingham (English)

A general in the Britannian Army and one of Cornelia's most loyal followers.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Challenges Suzaku to a duel to prove his superiority in ''Nightmare of Nunnally'', 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 in on her while she's changing into it.
* 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 being geass into attacking Cornelia from behind so Lelouch can capture her.]]
* PetTheDog:
** 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. Arguably averted, as Guildford implies that he is hiding a pistol in his speedo, but given the racy setting of the episode, and the fact that he is fantasizing about Cornelia before the comment, it's possible that he just has a huge erection, and Guildford was just mistaken.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Killed by Lelouch after disabling Cornelia's Knightmare frame. Probably to keep him from interfering with him, given that the geass command to disable Cornelia was completed]].
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Guilford.

[[folder:Kanon Maldini]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Kozo Mito (Japanese), Adam Bobrow (English)

Schneizel's caretaker and right-hand man -- public ''[[HoYay and]]'' private.
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* AmbiguouslyGay
* {{Bishonen}}: ''Yes''.
* BlueBlood: An Earl in the Britannian Empire.
* TheDragon: To Schneizel, although we don't see a lot of the work that Kanon does, he is referred to as Schneizel's right hand man.
* 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.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't see what happens to him after [[spoiler:Lelouch places a geass on Schneizel.]] But since [[spoiler:we see Schneizel on the caravan heading towards the mass "execution" of all of Schneizel's forces, presumably he is a prisoner like everyone else.]]

[[folder: General Bartley]]
Serving under Prince Clovis at the start of the series, Bartley is fiercely loyal to the royal family, and is trusted enough to be involved in their various top-secret projects involving Geass and C.C.
* AlasPoorVillain: His death is unambiguously tragic, as he's mercilessly gunned down after all the trouble he's gone through, and realizes in his last moments that all he's done was for naught, since Charles already knew of C.C.'s existence. Even Jeremiah, who he made into a cyborg, ends up sympathizing with him in the end.
* BerserkButton: He's very grateful to Schneizel for sparing him from a court-martial, to the point that he snaps at anyone he views as disrespecting him.
* ButtMonkey: Things ''very'' rarely go well for him.
* FailureKnight: He's mortified at his failure to protect Clovis (he was Geassed, so he couldn't really help it), and spends the rest of the show trying to make up for it.
* LetNoCrisisGoToWaste: Takes advantage of Jeremiah's severe injuries after the Battle of Narita to make him into a cyborg. Jeremiah does ''not'' take it well.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He's horrified when he realizes what's going on at the Geass Order, and intends to run for it, but is tragically killed before he can.
* TheScapegoat: Jeremiah suspects him of treachery, since he left Clovis unguarded (which led to his assassination) and then claimed he couldn't remember doing so. As a result, he's stripped of his command and taken back to the homeland for trial. Schneizel apparently pardons him and brings him back to serve under him, for which Bartley is very grateful.
* TokenGoodTeammate: He seems a decent, honorable man who's just stuck serving the wrong people. After his death, Jeremiah seems to take the opinion that he would probably have changed sides like him had he known the truth.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the royal family in general, but Clovis in particular. His last words are him calling out to Clovis in regret for failing him. Jeremiah respects him after his death because of his loyalty, which is clearly the trait he himself most values.

[[folder: Royal Guard Commander]]
-> ''"You insubordinate little... That's an order! Didn't you swear your loyalty and life to Britannia?"''

A ruthless Britannian general, he is introduced as Suzaku Kururugi's commanding officer. He is placed in charge with recapturing C.C., and ends up in a confrontation with Lelouch which inadvertently kickstarts the entire plot.
* AssholeVictim: Lelouch's first victim couldn't have been more deserving.
* DeathByIrony: His sick devotion to Brittannia pretty much led to him and his soldiers killing themselves under the orders of (former) royalty.
-->"Happily, your highness!"
* DisproportionateRetribution: He guns Suzaku down for questioning his orders to execute Lelouch.
* GeneralRipper: Par for the course. See also: SociopathicSoldier.
* HateSink: He's an absolutely loathsome man who's main purpose is to tip Lelouch's hatred for the Brittanian Empire past the tipping point.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Likely his real reason for wanting to kill Lelouch.
* KangarooCourt: Unilaterally decides that Lelouch, a Britannian student, must be in league with the terrorists, and is deserving of execution. Then he decides to gun down Suzaku, his own subordinate, for having the gall to suggest that he ''might'' be jumping to conclusions.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: His ruthless actions inadvertently lead to Lelouch acquiring Geass.
* NoNameGiven: He has a significant impact in his short screentime, but he's only in the first episode and never identified by name.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In his short screentime, he manages to be one of the most racist Britannians in the show.
* RedShirt: Even though he gets the ball rolling, he doesn't even live long enough to be given a name, let alone any background.
* SociopathicSoldier: He certainly comes off as this.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: He's only in the first episode, but manages to get the entire plot going. His actions allow C.C. to form her contract with Lelouch, and his ruthless behavior cements Lelouch's opinion of Britannia.
* StupidEvil: He really should have accepted Lelouch's word that he wasn't a terrorist, especially with Suzaku vouching for him. Instead, he tries to ''kill Suzaku'' for questioning him, before turning his guns on Lelouch.
* WouldHurtAChild: He's heard gunning down a crying infant off-screen during the Shinjuku massacre.

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

A character unique to ''Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally'', in which she's Nunnally's best friend. She is also a member of the Britannian Special Honorary Foreign Legion, 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.
%%* AliceAllusion
* 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 Nunnally'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. Whether piloting a Knightmare or in hand-to-hand combat, this girl can kick some serious ass.
* BestFriend
* BerserkButton: She has ''zero'' tolerance for bullying, which is what cause her to meet and befriend Nunnally in the first place.
** Trying to harm Nunnally also becomes a good way to, at best, have skirt stolen, or at worse, get an ass kicking from Alice.
* 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 once she realizes how she feels about her.
* BullyHunter: Heaven ''help'' you if you harass Nunnally.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She lost her little sister in a fire.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt
* {{Determinator}}: ''Nothing'' and I mean ''NOTHING'' will stop Alice from protecting Nunnally or saving her when she's in danger.
* 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: Fits her personality.
* 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.
* ImmuneToBullets
* 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.
* TrueCompanions: Her fellow squadmates in the Britannian Special Honorary Foreign Legion, who are like sisters to her.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Because she, like all the Irregulars, has C.C.' cells in her body]].
* MsFanservice: Not the personality, but she does get the most {{Fanservice}} moments of the Britannian Special Honorary Foreign Legion's members. Hell, [[AllThereinTheManual the cover of one chapter even details her measurements.]]
* MysteriousPast: Nothing is known about her life before she lost her sister and was chosen to be a member of the Honorary Foreign Legion.
* NiceGirl: Despite being a soldier, Tomboy and Tsundere, Alice is a very sweet and caring girl, especially to Nunnally.
* NighInvulnerability: She's just about as indestructible as C.C.
* 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.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* 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 [[AssimilationPlot Ragnarok]] 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: Emphasized by her second knightmare frame outfit and her ZettaiRyouiki/DangerouslyShortSkirt.
* 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}}: BullyHunter, and {{Tsundere}}, yeah that about does it.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Nunnally's GirlyGirl.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Nunnally.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Plays right into Anya/Marianne's plan to get Nunnally to Kamine island.]]
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: 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]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Bonafide Grade A. She's {{Tsundere}} towards [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Nunnally]] and has girlish pigtails, so she also fits into Grade S.

[[folder:The Valkyrie Team]]
The Valkyrie team is 10th knight Luciano Bradley's bodyguard/wing squad, although they once belonged to Cornelia. They are obliterated together with Luciano by Kallen in episode 20, although in [[Manga/CodeGeassOzTheReflection Oz the Reflection]] one member survives. Only two of them, Marika and Liliana, are named.
* AmazonBrigade: Not much good against Kallen, though. She blows them all up in seconds. Or so we think if [[Manga/CodeGeassOzTheReflection Oz]] is to be believed.
%%* BodyguardBabes
* CustomUniform: A ridiculous one. [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/File:1218590842_GEASS04.jpg 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.
* LadyInWaiting: Liliana and Marika to Cornelia, or rather a military variant thereof, in the background of the first season according to the {{Novelization}}.
* LethalChef: Marika is known for putting too much pepper in a pie for her boyfriend Leonhardt in the manga chapter ''Two Faced OZ''.
* SoleSurvivor: Marika in ''Manga/CodeGeassOzTheReflection''.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Marika Soresi is saved by Leonhardt in Manga/CodeGeassOzTheReflection.
* YouRemindMeOfX: In the {{Novelization}}, Marika's star-stuck admiration of Cornelia reminded the latter of herself and the way she looked up to late Empress Marianne.

[[folder:Commodore Matthew Perry]]
The main antagonist of ''Manga/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]].
* 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: They all sport one from time to time.
%%* 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.
* 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 {{Quirky Miniboss Squad}}s-''wannabes''.
** Suzaku easily took out out Dorothea Ernst and Monica Kruszewski, although, 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.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Thanks to the new time slot and reduced episodes they end up becoming useless fodder for the rebellion. Only Bismarck, Suzaku, Gino, and Anya got some time to develop, but even then the knights become irrelevant during the last episodes. [[spoiler: Since Suzaku becomes the new Zero, and Ayna leaves the army with Gino makes it clear the knights of the round are pretty much disbanded when the series is over.]]

[[folder: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.
!!Bismarck embodies these tropes:
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains The Noble variant]]. He's shown to be a decent, honorable man who just so happens to be TheDragon.
* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler:He leads the Knights of the Round to remove Lelouch from power after Charles is killed.]]
* {{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.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Even the blatantly superhuman Suzaku doesn't hold a candle to him in a hand-to-hand fight, to the point where his "Live" Geass kicks in and almost forces him to book it.
* CombatClairvoyance: [[spoiler:His Geass allows him to see a few seconds into the future and anticipates his adversary's moves.]]
* DragonTheirFeet: Waldstein [[spoiler:misses Charles' death and seeks to avenge him by killing Lelouch, despite meaning he has to go rogue against the empire. After a short fight with Suzaku, he too is killed.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[spoiler:Führer King Bradley]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', whose [[spoiler:homunculus ability works in much the same way as Bismarck's Geass, and is even concealed in the same manner.]]
%%**Of one of the guys from ''Anime/SamuraiSeven''.
* 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
* PowerLimiter: His left eye's eyelids are sewn shut [[spoiler:to cover his own Geass.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Suzaku, calling him out on his MotiveDecay and ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.
* {{Seers}}: [[spoiler:The ability of his geass.]]
* 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.
* VillainousFriendship: With Emperor Charles.
* 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.]]

[[folder: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.
!!Gino embodies these tropes:
%%* AcePilot
* AffablyEvil: Despite being a loyal soldier of an expansionist empire, Gino is one of the friendliest and most outgoing britanians in the series. He has no real malice towards his enemies, and at several points stops fellow britanians from committing war crimes.
* AmazonChaser: Is smitten with [[FieryRedhead Kallen]] in large part because she's the best all-around female fighter (i.e. both as a mecha pilot and martial artist) in the series.
* AngstWhatAngst: Gino ran away from home at 16 to join the military because he could not accept the deep prejudice that ran in his family. He is shown to be one of the most optimistic and idealistic characters however.
%%* 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]].
* BashBrothers: He and Suzaku function as this in battle for most of R2.
* {{Bishonen}}: Even in a series packed to the brim with beautiful people, Gino stands out (literally thanks to the bonus of being so tall), at least going by the reaction he gets from most girls.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: SpoiledSweet, tendency to misunderstand a lot of things that are "normal", and yet a frightfully competent AcePilot.
* 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: For all that he's AffablyEvil and an UpperClassTwit, once a fight starts, Gino is as ruthless as they come. Despite being an extremely skilled pilot, he shows a preference for ambush and attacking from behind, and isn't above tag-teaming.
%%* 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 but [[spoiler:Suzaku does PetTheDog 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.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Gino defects to the Black Knights]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Especially with Anya as this picture shows [[http://comic.ck101.com/vols/8491164/6#comicimg]].
%%* {{Keet}}
* {{Hypocrite}}: He calls Lelouch a coward for running away from their engagement onboard the Damocles, yet he’s not above ganging up on an opponent with superior numbers, ambushing them or attacking them from behind rather than being honorable and fighting them one on one or attacking them from the front.
** Also he refused to accept Lelouch’s Britannia yet Nunnally’s is seen as being the same as Lelouch’s when he first started ruling and was among the loyalists who fought against Lelouch when he ascended to the throne and instead supported the Nobility despite their prejudiced ways, especially to the elevens.
** He also ran away from home to escape his racist family...straight into the military which ''encourages'' racist practises as part of their conquering army status.
* NiceGuy: Gino is one off the battlefield. He can be seen cheerfully giving Suzaku hugs and is a very polite and considerate guy.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: And how.
* NoSocialSkills: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] as he's not terribly socially awkward, but in Ashford he's a ditz due to not understanding "commoners".
* OneHeadTaller: He is a ''very'' tall man, standing a head taller than most of the cast. Best shown in this [[http://us.cdn001.fansshare.com/photos/codegeass/code-geass-graduation-characters-965974572.jpg picture]].
* TheRival: To Kallen.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Quite naive about how the world works, and is fascinated by what goes on at Ashford.
%%* ShortHairWithTail
* SkilledButNaive: He is one of the best pilots in the world however his sheltered upbringing makes him seem very naïve and dimwitted at times.
* SpoiledSweet: Gender-Inverted. Gino belongs to one of the most powerful, influential, and wealthiest Noble families in Britannia with equally racist parents to boot and he could easily lord himself over others like what many Noble families are seen doing but doesn’t. He is also shown as one of the [[NiceGuy friendliest, most affable, nice guys in the show]] outside of the battlefield.
* TheDitz: Gino is incredibly naïve about how the world works and while he is the second youngest of the Knights of the Round he is in many ways the youngest at heart, [[spoiler: since Marianne is sharing a body with Anya]]. He is seen to be more upbeat, cheerful and optimistic of the future than any of his colleagues and comes across as the most childish.
** Subverted on the battle aboard the Damocles as he is clever enough to damage the shield generator on the Lancelot Albion enough to allow Kallen to fight Suzaku.
* TheRunaway: Gino ran away from home to escape his racist and elitist family and their treatment towards others they saw as inferior to them.
* 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.
* UptownGuy: With Kallen and the crush he had on his maid. His family wields unfathomable wealth and political power. It’s implied by Luciano that his promotion to the Knights of the Round was influenced in some part by his family background.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Gino and Suzaku were friends but after Suzaku sided with Lelouch, Gino sided with the old aristocracy and [[spoiler: later the Black Knights and]] is seen trying to kill him on the Damocles and when he is seemingly killed, congratulates Kallen on being able to do it.
* WhiteSheep: He comes from a racist prejudiced Noble family and yet Gino is one of the nicest and friendliest guys we’ve seen.

[[folder: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.
!!Dorothea embodies these tropes:
* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Girl Dies First]]: The only black character in the Knights of the Round is the first one to be killed.
* {{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.
* FourIsDeath: She dies about 5 seconds after we first see her, courtesy of Suzaku in the Lancelot Albion.
* InformedAbility: Quickly killed off in her only on-screen fight.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Introduced and killed in the same scene, we didn't even get to see what her KMF looked like.

[[folder:Anya Alstreim]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/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 [[AcePilot 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 addition, Anya suffers from memory problems, so she keeps a blog wherein she stores thousands of photos, in an attempt not to forget anything anymore.
!!Anya embodies these tropes:
* AcePilot: She's very skilled pilot. In the novels, she also served as Nunnally's Knight at one point, so she's likely a skilled fighter like most of the other Knights of the Round.
* AgeInappropriateDress: Her knightmare uniform which is basically a onesie.
* AlliterativeName: '''A'''nya '''A'''lstreim.
%%* AmnesiacDissonance
%%* AnimeHair
* AntiVillain: She's loyal to her emperor and shows no mercy to her enemies on the battlefield, but she's not particularly malevolent like most Britannians.
* BareYourMidriff: Both her typical outfits.
* TheBeautifulElite: She's from a noble family and is quite beautiful.
* BlueBlood: She's a Knight of the Round and in general a Britannian noble.
* CallToAgriculture: [[spoiler:She's an orange farmer with Jeremiah after the GrandFinale.]]
* CameraFiend: She records anything and everything with her handheld computer/camera device. The reason being she suffers from memory loss [[spoiler: due to Marianne taking over her body at points]], so this is a way for her to remember things.
* {{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: Subverted, she does have them, they just rarely show. Once her memories are restored, she becomes more or less emotionally normal.
* {{Foil}}: To Jeremiah Gottwald. Both have UndyingLoyalty to their masters (Schneizel for Anya and Lelouch for Jeremiah), have events that significantly changed them (Jeremiah being rebuilt into a cyborg from near-death and Anya [[spoiler:being implanted Marianne's memories when she was killed]]), and have German-sounding names, but their temperaments contrast (Jeremiah is a LargeHam whilst Anya is an EmotionlessGirl). Naturally, both are with each other by the end of the series.
* {{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.
** Her memory problems. [[spoiler:It has been demonstrated that people don't remember what they do while under Geass.]]
* GiveHerANormalLife: After the events of R2, in Turn 25.01, before ending their visit to Ashford Academy, [[ParentalSubstitute Jeremiah]] asks her if she wants to stay. She declines, saying that it's okay as long as she can remember it. It's implied that she didn't want to leave Jeremiah.
** However, in the manga, since Jeremiah doesn't take her in, their relationship is non-existent and she attends Ashford with Gino.
* HairDecorations
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:It's implied she is by Jeremiah at the end of the series.]]
* ImprobableAge: She's the youngest Knightmare pilot in the Knight of Round, though she's only younger than Gino by two years and Suzaku by three years. [[spoiler:Being Marianne's SoulJar [[TheConspiracy might have something to do with it.]]]]
* KindHeartedCatLover: Arthur takes a liking to her which she appears to return. It's hinted she becomes his owner after Suzaku's "death".
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Gained memory problems when [[spoiler:Marianne used her as a SoulJar via Geass]]. Jeremiah's [[AntiMagic Geass Canceler]] gets rid of it, allowing her to remember things without problem, though this presumably didn't recover all of her lost memories.
* LeotardOfPower: The outfit she wears when piloting her knightmare.
* LittleMissBadass: She's only 15 and is one of the top knightmare pilots in the empire.
* MeaningfulName: Anya means "mother". [[spoiler:She's a SoulJar for [[MissingMom Lady Marianne]].]]
* MoreDakka: The Mordred has got to be the most heavily armed knightmare.
* MsFanservice: She doesn't have the personality but most of her outfits tend to show a whole lot skin.
* MysteriousPast: Her security records have been redacted [[spoiler:due to her connection to TheConspiracy]], which is also why she can't remember anything. According to Marianne, she was a girl that was sent to the Aries Villa to learn proper etiquette. Since there's no indication she has contact with any family members or guardians, combined with the fact that she ends up [[ParentalSubstitute being taken in by Jeremiah]], it can also be assumed that her connection to her family was cut off.
* NoSocialSkills: Her detached attitude causes her to lack common sense; she had piloted her personal Knightmare Frame for the sake of capturing Lelouch’s hat, disregarding the fact that she was piloting her Mordred in a non-combat area and had aroused the suspicion of the military and the Knight Police, sending the Tokyo Concession into Defcon 2.
* NotSoStoic:
** After Jeremiah defeats her, she sheds tears, revealing to him that she has no memories.
** In the novels, she once cries while piloting.
%%* {{Ojou}}
* OlderThanSheLooks: Looks about twelve. Is actually fifteen.
%%* PimpedOutDress
* 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 with UndyingLoyalty to the empire and its emperor. [[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.]]
* SheKnowsTooMuch: Subverted. [[spoiler: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.]]
* SoulJar: [[spoiler:For Empress Marianne.]]
%%* TheStoic: Usually.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her Knight of Rounds uniform, due to a ''massive'' case of BareYourMidriff.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: What she turns out to be, in the end.
* {{Tykebomb}}: [[spoiler:Anya is sent to assassinate Marianne in ''Nightmare of Nunnally'']].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Britania and the Emperor, to the point that she sided with Schneizel and his faction when Lelouch takes control of the empire after "killing" Charles zi Britannia, seeing him as the legitimate of the two.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has pink hair.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A, in her Knight of Rounds uniform.

[[folder:Nonette Enneagram]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiArai

The Knight of Nine. She only appears a few times in the ''Code Geass'' anime, and mainly appears in ''Lost Colors''.
!!Nonette embodies these tropes:
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite her cheery demeanor, Nonette is one of the few people Cornelia actually fears.
* TheCameo: At the beginning of ''The Awakening Path'' recap movie, she is one of the Britannian nobles attending Lelouch and Nunnally's departure for Japan.
* 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.
* KilledOffscreen: See above.
* FormFittingWardrobe: [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/nonette%20enneagram/jan_stepdown_angel/CG%20R2/58.jpg Nonette]] [[http://static.minitokyo.net/view/44/39/344494.jpg Enneagram]], seriously.
* MeaningfulName: Both her names have words for the number 9 in them.
* SenpaiKohai: Cornelia's senpai in military academy.

[[folder: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.
!!Luciano embodies these tropes:
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: [[spoiler:Gino and Suzaku don't even acknowledge his death]].
* 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.
* 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.
* FreudianExcuse: He had quite the crappy childhood.
* HateSink: For a show with GreyAndBlackMorality, this guy is determined to make you hate his guts.
* JerkAss: Insults Euphemia in front of Suzaku, and mocks Gino's social status.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: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.
* NoSocialSkills: Not in a humorous way. He curse constantly, makes faces, insults and threatens everyone around him, treats his teammates as nothing more than tools or something to shoot at, and doesn't have a single line of dialogue that doesn't relate to mutilating somebody.
* 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 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: People are just his stress toys, and he likes beating and humiliating those stress toys a lot.
* TokenEvilTeammate: The [[FantasticRacism Britannian 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]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukoGoto (Japanese), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (English)

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

The Knight of Twelve.
!!Monica embodies these tropes:
* AceCustom: Doesn't have one in the anime. Gets one in ''Oz Of The Reflection'', the Florence.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Implied to be a deadly warrior despite her gentle demeanor, but dies [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3AYtXMB75s looped for 3 minutes]] against Suzaku.
%%* CustomUniform
%%* DodgeThis
* HairDecorations: Or better said, hair ribbons.
* InformedAbility: Is killed within her only on-screen fight.
* KilledMidSentence: Cursing Suzaku as her Knightmare got shot by Lancelot Albion's VARIS rifle and go kaboom, engulfing her in flames.
%%* MauveShirt
%%* TheOjou
* ZettaiRyouki: See CustomUniform above.

[[caption-width-right:350:I have put my stake on Lorenzo il Soresi. I am giving my everything to him!]]
The Knight of Eight during the Mid-19th Century. She is featured in Code Geass: Renya of Darkness.
* ActionGirl
* BadassCape: She is a Knight of the Round after all.
* CoolHelmet: Until Renya destroys it.
* CoolSword: It turns into a whip sword and is powerful enough to defeat a Knightmare.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt:
* TheDragon: Seems to be this to Lorenzo il Soresi.
* Expy: Of Alice from Nightmare of Nunnally, given the theme of several characters in the manga, Victoria might be her ancestor.
* GirlishPigtails
* MsFanservice: She gets a Bathtub/FuroScene in chapter 28.
* PantyShot: Everytime she fights with her sword.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Lorenzo.


!!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]]
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: And if her bed scenes with Marrybell are anything to go by, maybe ''not'' so ambiguous.
* 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. [[http://images.wikia.com/codegeass/images/5/5f/Image-Oldrin_%28Pilot_suit%29.jpg]] 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: All of the female characters in [[Manga/CodeGeassOzTheReflection Oz]] have {{Fanservice}} moments, but Oldrin provides most of them.
* PantyShot: She has a large number of these and it's gotten to the point where she is often seen as the Designated Panty Shot girl of the manga.
* ZettaiRyouki

[[folder: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 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 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. Think about that for second.
* MsFanservice: Of a lesser degree than Oldrin, but she wears the same stripperic uniform.

[[folder: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. [[http://comic101.com/vols/8233875/15#comicimg]]

[[folder: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]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasayaMatsukaze as an adult and Creator/JunkoMinagawa as a child (Japanese), Alex Organ as an adult and Terri Doty as a child (English)

The BigBad of ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'' and said hero's half-brother. Coming from fallen nobility (after killing his own family no less), Shaing is a born opportunist and manipulator - aided by his own Geass, no less, who has risen through the ranks of the Knights of St. Michael with both his skills and unscrupulous methods, to say the least. Despite his station, he's a man hungry with ambition - and brimming with utter madness.

* AbelAndCain: Akito and Shin are brothers and are trying to kill one another.
* AloofBigBrother: Most likely played straight in the case of Akito. ZigZagged in the case of his adopted sister Alice, since he treats her nicely and is even engaged to her, but episode 4 shows that he is more than perfectly willing to geass her into suicide. On the other hand, when he sees her ghost, he says that he wants to meet her, and prepares to kill himself to prove it.
* AxCrazy: It seems that craziness runs in the blood. Like with Akito, his mental health is really not in healthy condition due to effects of Geass. His own, that is.
* BigBad: Of Akito the Exiled.
* BigBadWannabe: In the grand scheme of things. He grand plans include bombing Pendragon, assassinating Charles and pretty much burning the world to cinders, but the third OVA showcases him to be easily outplayed by Julius Kingsley, himself a literal puppet of the Emperor. It's plain obvious his plan was doomed to fail from the start.
* BlingBlingBANG: His Knightmare Frame, Vercingetorix, is colored mostly gold.
* CompellingVoice: To a greater degree than Lelouch. While he apparently still needs eye contact, one look is all he needs to command people as his willing slaves. This is seen as he geassed Akito with eye contact in a flashback, but in episode 4 while Akito is inside his mech, Shin is capable of commanding him to try and kill Leila. While all on-screen uses of his geass imply that he can only order death-related commands, it is also implied that Shin may have geassed his way to attain his position.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Implied in flashes to have this.
* DeadPersonConversation: In episode 4, with his biological mother, as well as Manfredi, Maria and Alice, his adopted brother, mother and sister respectively.
* DealWithTheDevil: Unlike the other characters, he didn't make a contract with a Code bearer for a Geass, but was instead "gifted" one with a very malevolent entity. No doubt his insanity was the price for it.
* DeathSeeker: His conversation with the above-mentioned ghosts suggests that he wants to die. He even tries to commit suicide with his sword when they convinced him to "come to them." Even his goal, to bring death and chaos to the world, can be seen as him trying to kill himself in the most destructive way possible.
* DoomedByCanon: We know that the Emperor is alive and kicking at season two of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' so he is bound to fail.
* EvilCounterpart: To Lelouch and Suzaku. Maybe also Akito, considering they are brothers, similarity in appearance, mecha and ax-craziness, which [[spoiler:Akito grows out from in episode 4]].
* {{Expy}}: Of both Schneizel and Mao. He is intelligent, charismatic and ruthless like the former, while utterly batshit crazy like the latter.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Shin ''Hyuga'' Shaingu. Helps that he looks like an older, long-haired version of Akito.
* HappilyAdopted: He loved his foster mother Maria and her daughter Alice as much as they loved him. Unfortunately his insanity...
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: His [[TransformingMecha transforming]] Knightmare Frame in general, but [[BuffySpeak whatever]] his Vercingetorix [[AlienGeometries is]] [[HellIsThatNoise holding]] takes the cake.
* InterruptedSuicide: He nearly kills himself with his sword in episode 4 to be with his loved ones. He is stopped by Jean, one of his loyal followers.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Implied to be the side effects of his geass. He seems to be seeing the ghosts of people he had killed with his geass, or even dead people in general. This may have something to do with Akito seeing dead people, as well.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He has long hair.
* MagicalEye: Complete with a Lelouch style draw to his arm when he uses it.
* ManInWhite: How his military outfit looks like.
* MaskOfSanity: Although he hides his mental state well, episode 4 shows him seeing the ghosts of his biological mom and his adoptive family members. He tells the former to go away and states he loves the latter. This is ''after'' he had them kill themselves using geass and doing it with [[SlasherSmile a smile on his face]].
* NotSoDifferent: Claims this towards Suzaku. He states they both wish to unleash hell and suffering upon the world.
* OmnicidalManiac: Episode 4 reveals that he wants to spread death and destruction through killing the Emperor of Britannia.
* SelfMadeOrphan: The ghost of his biological mother implies Shin killed both her and his father.
* SmartBall: [[spoiler:Not only does he figure out that Julius Kingsley is Zero because of their similar personalities, mannerisms, and methods[[note]]specifically, that Kingsley's "Ark Fleet" plan is exactly the sort of thing Zero would do and had done in the past[[/note]], but he's the only person in the entire ''Code Geass'' franchise to date who recognized Lelouch as the disowned 11th Prince.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: His Geass is arguably even more useful than Lelouch's [[spoiler:and his father's]]. Too bad it seems to come with [[ISeeDeadPeople a price]].
* TransformingMecha: His Vercingetorix, like the Alexander, is capable of transforming between a bi-pedal humanoid form and a fast-moving form that moves with four legs. Unlike Alexander though, Vercingetorix is a a centaur, and remains in that form for battle, and only switches to humanoid form when Shin is about to enter or exit the cockpit.
* 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, as episode 4 shows.

[[folder:Michele Manfredi]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KentaMiyake (Japanese), Chris Rager (English)

* 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...]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Manfredi gets about three minutes of screentime before being compelled into suicide by Shin]].

[[folder:Ashley Ashra]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakumaTerashima (Japanese), Creator/JoelMcDonald (English)

* {{Adorkable}}: Not at first, but starting at the end of episode 4 his HotBlooded cheerful nature and [[spoiler: ease of befriending former enemies]] makes him this.
* AxCrazy: When he's first introduced; turns out to not be exactly true but he's pretty fierce in battle.
* BigEater: Spends almost an entire scene eating a lot of sandwiches in episode 5. Then when he goes to talk to Jean, he eats her rations.
* BloodKnight: This guy loves war and violence. Sitting still for him is not an option. Unlike example though, he's not a malicious sociopath and actually can be decent and caring fellow.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:After Smilas' death, like Akito, Leila and the rest of the Wyvern squad, he defects the army and [[EarnYourHappyEnding joins them]] in living with the old gypsy ladies.]]
* {{Expy}}: A (ultimately) cheerful guy on the Britannians side who is actually a very nice guy but also ruthless in battle? Not to mention [[spoiler: defects at the end to fight at the side of the good guys.]] He's basically the BloodKnight version of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Gino Weinberg]].
* AFatherToHisMen: He cares greatly for all his subordinates and does not take their deaths well. To the point he chose to go on a solo mission to avenge one and not let the others die in the crossfire. He saves them from Gene Smilas later on, and invites them to join him for retirement.
* GenderBlenderName: Though it is a male name too, it's more commonly used as a girl's name in the present.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:At the end of episode 4, he joins Akito.]]
* HotBlooded: Very much so.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:He's the one who kills Gene Smilas.]]
* LargeHam: Has his moments with his loud voice.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: After Shin tries to kill him alongside Akito and his friends, he sides with Akito and gives them valuable knowledge.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: If his later actions are anything to go by, Ashley likely realized that it was partially his recklessness that got Johannes killed, prompting him to hunt down Akito alone, so as to ensure none of his remaining men will be killed. It also certainly explains Ashley's determination to kill Akito, so great that Ashley holds no regard for his own life.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: When Jean points a gun at him completely naked, he just ignores her and continues talking to her.
* RedIsHeroic: [[spoiler: After his HeelFaceTurn, his Alexander Red Ogre]].
* SlasherSmile: His default facial expression. He keeps it on even when in danger, losing it only when one of his men sacrificed himself.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Was it Ashra or Ashura again?

[[folder:Jean Rowe]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MariyaIse (Japanese), Creator/JadSaxton (English)

* AcePilot: She counts as one after fighting against [[spoiler:Suzaku]] with an inferior model to a standstill.
* BodyguardingABadass: Lampshaded in Episode 2. She offers to give Shin cover fire as he retreats from the battlefield, which he scoffs at as his Knightmare is more than a match for anything the EU can throw at him. The look on her face indicates that she's fully aware of this, but [[BodyguardCrush she still wanted to do it for him.]]
* ColdSniper: Her Gladius comes with a large sniper rifle.
* TheDragon: To Shin.
* FieryRedhead: Zigzagged. She's mostly calm and stoic, but becomes fierce when it comes to Shin.
* FullFrontalAssault: When Ashley(who had turned traitor) surprises her in the shower, she draws a gun at him.
* GenderBlenderName: She changed her given name of "Jeanne" to "Jean" in order to fit in with the other knights.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler: She kills Shin at the cost of her own life.]]
* NervesOfSteel: Doesn't even flinch when Ashley plays his deadly game of Russian Roulette on her.
* PurpleEyes: Not uncommon in the world of Code Geass.
* SubordinateExcuse: It becomes rather blindingly obvious pretty quickly that she is deeply in love with Shin and would do anything for him. Becomes an ExploitedTrope in the final episode when [[spoiler: Ayano sympathizes with her and manages to talk her out of her total blind devotion to Shin and his insane plans to plunge the world into endless war, convincing her that if she really loves Shin, she will [[KillTheOnesYouLove free him]] [[MercyKill from his madness]].]]
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: In the final episode, she jumps in front of Akito right before Shin can stab him, taking the fatal blow. At the same time, she draws her pistol and [[MutualKill fatally shoots Shin.]]]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: With Shin.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Shin.


!!Knights of St. Raphael

[[folder:Andrea Farnese]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)

* DueToTheDead: Orders the honorable burial of their fallen after their defeat at Narva.
* 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.