Fan Fic / Code Geass Colorless Memories
Quite a Colorful picture eh.

"This person I knew, he too thought that if he just 'follow the rules' as you would say and gain as much power as he possibly could he would be able to protect those who were important to him. All he ever wanted was to lead an ordinary life, live in peace with his family, become a master swordsman like his mother, and who knows, maybe even become a Knight of the Round if he wanted to. But thenů things happened and his life became anything but ordinary."
Rai Sumeragi/Thurston speaking about his past

Code-Geass-Colorless-Memories by NSBleach00 is an ongoing Code Geass Fan Fic featuring Rai from the visual novel Code Geass Lost Colors.

As of 11.05.2015, the author has begun to rewrite this story on Fanfiction.Net under the title Code Geass: Colorless Memories Redux.

Like the game that he appears in, Rai lost his memories and ends up unconscious at the gates of Ashford Academy, found and taken in by Milly and Lelouch. Rai sets out on his quest to recover his memories while at the same time deciding how he will affect the battle for Japan.

Has its own Wikia page which is open for editing and adds information to the universe that is not stated in the main story i.e. the location of the thought elevators, and the territories of each faction.

This fic contains examples of the following tropes, in addition to those already present in the source material:

  • All There in the Manual: It adds background stories to characters like Diethard, Cecile, etc., and other events that happen before or during the fic along with more information about the Code Geass universe in full.
    • As mentioned above on Code Geass fanon wiki, there is information that is not stated in the main story that gives more information on the fic's universe, such as the Knightmare Frames, the thought elevators, and information on each of the factions.
  • Absurd Cutting Power: Rai's mother's sword which is able to slice the tip off grasses, and is a mix between a katana and longsword.
  • The Ace: What Rai, Kallen and Tohdoh are for the Black Knights, and Suzaku and Sai are for Britania.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The author plans to go more into Geass and Immortals who have the Code that allows them to survive. It also seems to affect the story and the universe more as well. Whatever happened during the Eighth Holy Saint War and E.E. in the past has brought about the story's current events.
  • Alternate Continuity: The story is for a good part what you get if you add characters from most Code Geass medias, add a few OCs, and change certain events in canon while still following most of it.
  • Anti-Villain: Quite a few Britannian characters fit this status, with Oldrin Zevron and Princess Mirabelle being the best examples.
  • Badass: Along with the original series, quite a few of the pilots in the series certainly count.
  • Ascended Extra: Remember that female Black Knight solider who was a Moment Killer for Rai and Kallen? That was Haruna Ikutsuki, now member of the Zero Squadron. Hell, she lampshades it by claiming that no one ever remembered the grunt soldier.
    • Chapter 33 shows that the male black knight Solider was Kou Kirijo, another member of the Zero Squadron.
    • Other characters fit in here as well.
  • Big Brother Instinct: As always, Lulu for Nunnally. Naoto was probably one for Kallen.
  • Berserk Button: Mild example, but threatening or harming innocents or loved ones when Rai is around is a sure way to earn you an ass-kicking, as some thugs in Chapter 9 learned the hard way. Or, in the case of Rai's father and Britanian relatives, your death.
    • As with the series, harming insulting or threatening any Japanise people or loved ones is going to get you a whooping from Kallen.
  • Birds of a Feather: Euphie and Suzaku as in the series. Lelouch and C.C as well when you consider how both act and how they connect and talk with each other.
    • Rai and Kallen as well as both are the aces of the Black Knights being Zero's Blue and Red Knights, they are both half breeds, have pretty similar views on the world and what they are fighting for, both have had problems with and reject their Britannian hertiages, both had a sibling they loved very much, and they go to great lengths to protect people they care about.
  • Big Brother Worship: As in canon, Kallen for her brother. Whom Ohgi tell's Rai of briefly in Chapter ten.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Kallen as in series is a half breed of Japanese and Britannian, as is Rai, who turns out to be half Britannian-half Japanese. and hinted so far to be have connection to Kaguya Sumeragi.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Naturally Shirley for Lelouch and
  • Celibate Hero: Lelouch is this as usual.
  • Character Development: Rai as the fic goes on starts to become less passive and stoic around others and decides to join the Black Knights in their fight against Britannia.
  • Childhood Friend: Rai and Lelia Malkal.
  • Chess Motifs: As with the show quite a bit of this in the story with chess being played in a few chapters by Lelouch and Rai with Lelouch referring to Rai at one point as his extra piece of the board.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Zero is this as seen in the series with his tactics at Narita etc. Rai is one as well as he will use terrain, ambushes, as shown in the battle of Narita and before that with ambushes when piloting a damaged burai.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Quite a few character's have gone this way in the series but Rai and Lelouch are the one's who fit this trope the best.
  • Day In The Lime Light: Chapter 6 is entirely from the POV of Ruben Ashford, whom never appered in canon and gives his inner thoughts to Marianne and her children, as well as why he allowed Milly to let Rai stay at Ashford.
  • Deadpan Snarker: C.C as always can't seem to go one chapter when she ain't snarking at something.
told E.E at one point that there is no hope for his life and is okay with it]]. Thankfully he gets better.
  • Dramatic Irony: In Chapter 11, Suzaku is talking with Lloyd and they bring up Rai who Lloyd had offered a place in his unit only for Rai to turn it down as he had joined the Black Knights partly because of Kallen of whom Suzaku knew the two hung out with each other a lot and says to these lines in response.
    Suzaku: "Well you see... there's this girl that Rai hangs out with at school. If he were to join the military though, I fear he won't be able to see her that much anymore. I would hate for them to be separated because of something that I did."
    Cecile: "So is this person his girlfriend or something?"
    Suzaku: "Well they never made any official statement or anything, but I think it's heading in that direction. I believe he would be safer with her than with me anyways."
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Quite a few characters make an appearance early before they are properly introduced in the story.
  • Easy Amnesia: Of course Rai whom for unknown reasons has lost his memories and ended up at Ashford Academy.
  • Everyone Can See It: Along with Shipper on Deck, most characters notice how much time Kallen and Rai spend being together with each other and think they are in a relationship with each much to their disdain.
  • Expy: Rai, to a certain degree, is one to both Lelouch and Suzaku in that he has Lelouch's intelligence, ability to read people, strategy and leadership skills and physical features. While having Suzaku's athletics and Knightmare abilities (though he has a lot more skill than strength).
  • Insufferable Genius: Lelouch can be this at times as can Lloyd as well.
  • Martial Pacifist: Rai is one to a degree as C.C. put's it in chapter 9 "From that one fight, I learned that you're not the fighting type by that I mean you're not the kind of person who would pick a fight with someone. Your moves are all self-defense, no offensive moves. Whoever taught you wanted you to be able to defend yourself, or possibly those precious to you in your past."
  • Mysterious Past: Quite a few characters in the story have pasts that affect the story in some way even a large amount has yet to be revealed or as the author has said won't make sense til later on in the story.
  • Meaningful Name: Searching for Adnormal Indviduals Michael Steinburgs codename considering what he's in japan to look for and what he finds it fits him well the name.
    • Rai's name in japanese tends to mean thunder, lighting and lastly but most commonly trust and it's somewhat a short form of the spanish name Raimundo which means protecting hands though Rai according to code geass wiki is somewhat derived on how the word Liar is written in Japanese interesting eh.
them to continue their conquests with little effect and it allowed his father to gain more power in Britannia ]]
  • Not What It Looks Like: In chapter 16 Milly catches Kallen in Rai's arms after Kallen tripped over Arthur while walking to get her pouch back from Rai.
  • Original Character: mostly averted the author has said he is trying to avoid creating them where he can but he is creating a few new kightmares for his story.
  • Parental Issues: As in the main series a lot of the characters have issues with at least one of their parents.
  • Plot Threads: Quite a few going on in the story and they continue to build and increase as the story goes on more will probably follow as the author prepares the next arc of the story.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: A few examples.
    • Kallen Red Rai Blue hell that's the color of their knightmares.
    • Suzaku Red Sai Blue.
  • Royal Blood: quite a few characters all members of the imperial family lelouch, Nunnually as part of that family, and turns out It's hinted in Chapter 12 when Rai runs into Kaguya that he is a Sumeragi himself
  • Shadow Archetype: Michael Steinburg aka Sai is one for Rai as both have similar backgrounds suffered similar losses and similar personalities the difference lay in how these events shaped their views and which sides they end up on in the story.
  • Shout-Out: Chapter 15 Suzaku pulls off a famous move we all know and love (or hate).
  • Shipperon Deck: Suzaku is to some degree one for Rai and Kallen to say that this came back to bite him big time would be an understatement as is Milly who puts Kallen in charge of Rai, Shirley ships them as well for who Milly orignally did it for so she could be with Lelouch though that ship hasn't took off yet for reasons well known.
  • Shoot the Dog: Zero is willing to do this as is Rai at times as he tells Kallen in chapter 16 "We have to be prepared for what we must do. If Suzaku insists on being a Britannian soldier, we'll have no choice but to wipe him out." though he also tells Kallen
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As in the series Suzaku is this as his battles with Kallen show and especially his fight with Rai in chapter 23 while yes he was letting his emotions affecting his judgement and had been weakened by Kallen it only took an ambush by Rai and not too many moves by him to defeat him he would've been killed if Sai hadn't shown up at the last minute Averted with Sai while he has a bit of honor before reason as shown in chapter 23 he mostly shows he is a equal match for both Kallen and Rai in the fic especially for Rai both inside and outside of knightmare combat.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Leouch and Rai have quite a few games throughout the story while drinking tea no less
  • Spanner Inthe Works: if Rai hadn't collapsed near Ashford Academy things might've turn out differently for him, the other characters and the story.
    • Also Milly (unintenionally) as her decision to save Rai, let him stay at Ashford and make Kallen his guide affect the plot in a big way that she probably didn't intend.
  • TheStoic: given what other characters say about Rai and even after he has his memories back he tends to remain calm act in a sedate manner and seems to be gennerally introverted Rai gives off more than a hint of this trope though it may be more due to events in his past.
  • Super Prototype: The Gekka Pre-Production Test Type or Proto Gekka, Rai's blue knightmare that serves as the prototype to the units the four holy swords get and Todouh's own model being based on Rai's battle data on the Britanian side the Lancelot Club serves as this for Sai ironiclly was made for Rai at one point and other protoypes are mentioned by Lloyd that he has built for other characters in the series.
  • The Strategist: Naturally Zero with all his tactic's in the series, Rai is one as well as he constanly assess's his situlation, his enemy and his tactic's and can think and change his tactic's on the fly. so in a way while Zero is the one who comes up with the plans and set's the stage Rai who Zero consults quite a few times on his plan is the one in more ways than one helps the most to make the plan come to fruitation
  • Trauma Conga Line: as with despiar event horizen Rai reached this in chapter 18 when his town and family were destroyed but he got better (for now)
  • Tsundere: Kallen as always one sec she's glomping Rai in chapter 19 to then pushing him down and telling him off all within a few lines in the same chapter repeat for chapter 25 when Rai wakes up in the hospital they hug and stare into each other's eyes and then next second she's not amused with his actions in the last two chapters at all and later on when they finally kiss and confess their feelings for each other and then she whacks him with his sword onto his boat
  • Two Roads Before You: the early chapters play with this trope quite a bit as Rai has to make a choice that affect him and the story as a whole (mainly happened this trope as the author wasn't sure which side he wanted Rai on til he made up his mind)
  • WhenHeSmiles: Rai rarley smiles but when he does in chapter 13 Kallen says his smile is quite nice
  • Whole Episode Flashback: chapter 18 is a complete flashback to Rai's past to which the author has said events in will make more sense later on in the story