Fanfic / Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion

Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion is a Code Geass Fan Fic that is a mix of Alternate Universe Fic and Rational Fic written by Seer King.

Lelouch has sworn to destroy Britannia in the aftermath of the Invasion of Japan. He has gone a step further and (initially somewhat reluctantly) taken up physical exercise and reading up on battle tactics so that when he begins his rebellion he isn't as physically weak or tactically inflexible as he was in canon. He's not the only one who is acting smarter and more rationally: Ohgi, Jeremiah, Kallen, Milly's grandfather Ruben, and Sayoko among others are also more rational in their thoughts and actions with few exceptions.


This work contains examples of:

  • A Mother To Her Men: Knight of Nine Nonette makes a point of treating the men under her well, citing that "good subordinates are worth their weight in gold."
  • Ace Pilot: Kallen and Suzaku, as in canon, but Lelouch also shows he's one when he utterly trounces Tetsuya's betrayal attempt.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • In canon, Lelouch was good with a gun and had plenty of courage, but his physical prowess was pitiful and he couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag. Here, he's a lot more athletic and can actually hold his own in hand-to-hand combat.
    • A milder example occurs with Kallen who rather than just being The Ace like canon, is also named is third in command of the Black Knights.
  • Adaptational Curves: Thanks to being more willing to exercise than he was in canon, Lelouch has some impressive muscles.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: When he's sent to recruit Zero, Urabe makes sure his men only have a single small bottle of the offered sake to avoid this trope.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Nunnally likes her brother in a more than platonic way but realizes that he doesn't like her the same way, and even secretly supports the idea of him having a harem.
  • Always Someone Better: Nonette is described as being better than Cornelia at everything, though with similar weaknesses.
  • And Then What?: One of Zero's reasons for not joining the JLF is they have no plans for what to do after liberating Japan.
  • Anger Born of Worry:
    • Milly yells at Lelouch when she finds out he commanded the rebels during the battle in the Shinjuku Ghetto, terrified at the thought of losing her childhood friend.
    • Later on, Lelouch gives Milly and Nina a tongue-lashing for their actions during the Lake Kawaguchi incident.
  • The Anticipator: Lelouch proves adept at predicting his enemies' maneuvers.
  • Anything That Moves: Milly pretty much flirts with anyone, though she does have the standard of being monogamous if she is in a relationship her partner considers exclusive. If her thoughts are to be believed she actually has to struggle to not seduce Euphemia while meeting with her. Her grandfather even directly calls her a pansexual.
  • Archnemesis Dad: What Lelouch thinks of Emperor Charles.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Lelouch figured out how Todoh achieved his miracle solely by gaining the Brittainian ARR and analyzing his tactics.
  • Badass Army: The Order of the Black Knights is shaping up to become one.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: One of the major reasons why C.C. worked with Charles and Marianne for a time was because they treated her kindly and managed to get some feeling out of her. Of course, Charles' betrayal soured her on their plot, so she cut ties with them. She quickly transferred her loyalties to Lelouch, who went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to her.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting Marianne around Lady Nonette is a surefire way to get the Knight of Nine mad at you.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Nina may be shy and introverted, but in private she can be jealous, a bit possessive; and if Milly's to be believed, at times dominating in bed.
    • Nunnally has some vindictive glee at the thought of Lelouch taking arrogant and racist nobles down a peg, and dislikes the girls at Ashford who like Lelouch only for his looks.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Britainnian Royal Family natch, though it is mentioned that they're somewhat better than the previous generation which caused the Emblem of Blood Era.
  • Bishōnen: Milly all but states that this is part of what initially drew her to Lelouch.
  • Bi the Way: C.C. and Sayoko are both this, though for Sayoko it's based more around the fact that C.C. is a harem sister than true bisexuality.
    • Kallen isn't exactly very convincing when saying that she's not bi-curious, and apparently doesn't mind C.C. and Milly's perversions as much as she claims (as according to C.C., she's never thrown them off despite being able to), and has trouble keeping her eyes of C.C. doing a Sexy Walk...
  • Black and White Morality: How Suzaku thinks the world is supposed to operate.
  • Blind Seer: Nunnally, if the "Sightless Seer" title of her interlude chapter is any hint.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Sayoko is intimate with Lelouch and also protects him as Aegis whenever he is Zero.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Dorothea Ernst hates the low ranking members of nobility despite being a mere baroness herself. Zero theorizes her zealous hatred of non-Britannians stems from the fact she's a minority and thus considered a second class citizen.
  • Broken Pedestal: Shirley feels this way towards her father after discovering he's performing human experimentation.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: A single bottle of beer is enough to make Shirley's father pass out for an entire day. This is how he loses a bag full of Code-R documents. In his drunken state, he left it in the kitchen unattended, allowing Shirley to discover its contents and later take it to Lelouch.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Ever since being promoted to General during the Battle of Narita, Tohdoh has noted how heavy his epaulets feel.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Tetusya's old Type-92 Nanbu pistol, see Million-to-One Chance for more details.
  • Comically Small Demand: Lelouch's only demand for conquering Britannia is to be left alone afterwards. Sayoko and C.C. find it rather amusing Lelouch thinks he has a chance of being allowed to fade into obscurity.
  • Compressed Hair: Averted. Unlike canon, C.C. has to tie her hair in a tight bun for it to fit under her mask.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Every time Shirley has successfully asked Lelouch out, something came up to cancel their date: hospital visits, the event was cancelled, and family emergencies among them.
  • Corrupt Quartermaster: These were rather common under Clovis' reign. Zero tends to use them to get equipment then points Euphemia in their direction.
  • Covert Pervert: Kaguya apparently has a cuckquean fetish and wants to watch Zero/Lelouch have sex with other women in front of her.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The Kyoto Houses and Todoh are a bit surprised that Zero created his persona as a symbol in such a way that, if he fell, someone else could become Zero in his stead.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Averted with the Knights of Round who have to not only be master Knightmare pilots, but also highly skilled in other areas.
  • Cruel to Be Kind:
    • Kallen is allowed to vent her frustrations at Tamaki's screw-ups because it helps break him of bad habits.
    • Lelouch reluctantly allows Suzaku to suffer from racially-motivated bullying so that he can see for himself that there are serious problems in Britannian society.
  • Cuckold: Kaguya, according to C.C., has a fetish for watching her man have sex with other women in front of her.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Lelouch defeating Cornelia in Saitama.
  • Death by Adaptation: Kewell is dead before Cornelia assumes the office of Viceroy.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Apparently Nonette has a habit of calling Emperor Charles "Charlie" in private, which annoys him.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Mao is disposed of by the Shinjuku Resistance unintentionally when they ambush an enemy Knightmare.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Nonette is introduced complimenting her subordinates and chewing out Dorothea for disparaging them and insulting Marianne.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Charles once had to look through the mind of a noble so deviant and depraved he couldn't eat for the rest of the day. Lelouch upon learning this wondered exactly how bad it had to have been to do so, and resolves to learn the noble's name so he can avoid him. Charles is also a bit disturbed by Marianne's Mood-Swinger tendencies.
    • A noble Zero manipulates then turns in was apparently so nasty that Cornelia actually had her Knights try to arrest him, which Ohgi mentally lampshades as meaning that his debaucheries and crimes must have been severe.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Except for the true scumbags, none of the revolutionaries tolerate Refrain users or dealers.
  • Evil Counterpart: Arguably, Tetsuya is Tamaki with his negative traits turned Up to Eleven and none of his redeemable traits.
  • Exact Words: Upon being threatened with an honor duel, Dorothea worries that Nonette will declare the conditions to be first blood then cut off a limb.
  • Exotic Extended Marriage: Britannian noblemen (as well as male commoners with enough money and/or status) are allowed to take multiple wives, although only a few actually exercise this privilege.
  • False Reassurance: Lelouch reassures Clovis that he believes he isn't responsible for his mother's death, but he still deserves to die for his crimes. Likewise, he won't kill Clovis, but C.C. will.
  • Flat "What.": Charles's reaction to the news that Cornelia was forced into a draw.
  • For Want of a Nail: In order:
    • Lelouch has been acquiring funds to fuel his rebellion.
    • Mao is killed off during the Battle of Shinjuku.
    • Kallen is questioned away from prying eyes, minimizing her suspicions of Lelouch.
    • Jeremiah and Viletta side with Lelouch, Gottwald because he's Marianne's son, and Nu from the promise of a Grand Duchy.
    • Kewell is blamed for Project Orange instead of Jeremiah. He dies soon after.
    • The li Britannia siblings learn Lelouch may be alive from Jeremiah, killing any chance for Suzaku to be with Euphie.
    • Milly gets taken during the Kawaguchi Incident, delaying Euphemia's revelation of Zero's identity.
    • General Katase pulls a Heroic Sacrifice so Tohdoh and a majority of the JLF can escape.
    • Shirley's father survives Narita, which leads to Shirley getting her hands on some Code-R documents, which she gives to Lelouch in hopes that he could help her father.
    • Lelouch reveals himself to all the Kyoto Group leadership.
    • Euphemia is considering making Jeremiah or Viletta her knight.
  • Four-Star Badass: Before performing his Heroic Sacrifice, General Katase promotes Tohdoh to General.
  • Frontline General: Lelouch and Cornelia.
  • Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: After the events in the Shinjuku Ghetto, Lelouch is so happy to be alive, and C.C. is so happy to be free, that they make love not long after returning to Ashford. C.C. later refers to it as a delayed reaction to the psychological stress of combat.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The Black Knights' success is such that Charles sends two Knights of Round to Area Eleven to deal with them.
  • Green Around the Gills: Kallen gets green in the face after getting too close for comfort to one of Tetsuya's flunkies, because the man's poor hygiene makes her nauseous.
  • Hacked by a Pirate: While messing around with the Administration Building's network, Lelouch changed all the screensavers to Zero's mask. Justified, because his objective was to sow confusion rather than collect information. Since he had no need to go undetected, and conspicuousness would only help his objectives, going the whole nine yards was actually smart.
  • Hate Sink: Tetsuya, big time. Mere grunt who wants a ton of glory, check. Refrain dealer, check. Tries to kill Lelouch and gets run through and killed by Sayoko for his troubles, checkmate.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Kallen, unconvincingly, states that she does not show any form of bi-curiosity, and has trouble tearing her eyes away from C.C.'s Sexy Walk.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: General Katase and some of the JLF detonate their base at Narita to allow the rest of his men to escape.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: C.C. decides to enroll as a student at Ashford Academy partly for this reason. After all, who would expect a fugitive to hide out at a school for children of the upper classes?
  • Hollywood Hacking: Averted. Lelouch is only able to wreak havoc on the Area 11 Government Building's network because he geassed Clovis into telling him about a secret backdoor.
  • Honor Before Reason: Suzaku disregards any tactic he sees as dirty or underhanded.
  • Ill Girl: Nunnally frquently suffers from fevers that defy diagnosis.
  • Immortal Procreation Clause: C.C. believes that she is incapable of having children.
  • It's All About Me: Milly's mother is only truly concerned with regaining the family's nobility and even once tried to sell out Lelouch and Nunnally to Britannia before Sayoko thoroughly dissuaded her.
  • Jerkass Ball: Nina pretty much holds it after the Lake Kawaguchi incident, breaking up with Milly and placing the blame on her, despite Milly having no knowledge of the attack going to take place. Lelouch notes that Nina knows this herself, but needs to blame someone for the events.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he's hardly meant to be likeable, one rogue JLF operative involved in the Lake Kawaguchi incident isn't exactly wrong when he calls Nina's parents "stupid" for having their xenophobic daughter educated in Japan.
  • Kimono Fanservice: Sayoko manages to take Lelouch's breath away by dressing up in traditional Japanese clothing, which includes a kimono. The subsequent sex scene has Sayoko lampshading the idea of not wearing anything underneath by saying that nobody wears a hiyoku (under kimono) unless it's for a wedding or formal event.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The Yamato Alliance member who freed Tetsuya is later captured by Code-R researchers looking for a test subject.
  • Lethal Chef: Lelouch has banned Shirley, Nina, and Rivalz from the kitchen because they are this.
  • Living Lie Detector: Nunnally has this ability.
  • Love Epiphany: Reuben forces one on Milly when he reveals Lelouch's actions as Zero and asks what she'd do if he died.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: C.C. is well aware that, as an immortal, a continued relationship with Lelouch would necessarily involve watching him grow old and die.
  • Metaphorically True: Lelouch (as Zero) claims on live TV that he killed Prince Clovis, when it was actually C.C. However, it was only thanks to him that she was able to get her revenge, so he considers it to be at least partially true.
  • Million-to-One Chance: When we first meet Tetsuya, Kallen notes that his pistol is so caked with grease and dirt, she doubts it would do anything more than blow his hand off. He later uses it to shoot at and successfully hit Zero. It's only his terrible aim that spares Zero's life.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Nina blames Milly and breaks up with her for the Kawaguchi hostage situation, even though several characters point out there's no way she could have known about it. Lelouch lampshades that Nina probably knows this, but needs to point the finger somewhere.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Clovis tells CC that his experiments on her had Charles' blessing. Needless to say, once she gets free, she immediately stops plotting with the Emperor and throws her full support behind Lelouch's rebellion.
  • Mood-Swinger: Marianne zig-zags between periods of Mama Bear feelings towards her children to being perfectly willing to use them as pawns for the Ragnarok plan. Even Charles is a bit disturbed by it.
  • Mundane Solution: Lelouch got a knight to dismount his knightmare by pretending his radio was broken, a common problem since Clovis had such things made by the lowest bidder.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Nonette is introduced speaking casually to the head of her maintenance crew. She also scolds Dorothea for calling them "useless commoners", noting that they rely on said commoners to keep their Knightmares repaired and stocked.
  • Ninja Log: When Sayoko/Aegis swoops down on Tetsuya, he shoots at her, only to find out he actually hit a metal box wrapped in her cloak. Then the real Aegis lands behind him and runs him through with her sword.
  • Not So Different: V.V. argues this about Lelouch and Charles. They both wear masks (although Lelouch revels in his Zero mask, while Charles dislikes his Social Darwinist one), both lost their mothers at a young age, are highly driven, intelligent, focused on their respective goals, and above all, stubborn like a mule. V.V. even notes that about the only thing Charles has that Lelouch doesn't is a harem (unaware that he's gaining one).
  • Not That There's Anything Wrong with That: Kaguya is relieved to hear from Aegis that Zero is straight, but after she realizes what she said, she quickly clarifies that there's nothing wrong with being gay or bi.
  • Obliviously Evil: Suzaku can't recognize that Britannia isn't morally superior, even when Lelouch says it to his face.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Tetsuya shoots at Zero with the intent to kill, but only manages to inflict a minor injury to the arm. Lelouch is even able to have a threesome with C.C. and Sayoko just a few hours later.
  • Only Sane Man: Urabe is the only one of the Four Holy Swords to understand how bad the situation is for the JLF after Narita and realizes that Kyoto is likely cutting their funding. He's not happy about it but unlike the others, he's not blinded by his pride.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Euphemia, normally the friendliest and least confrontational character in the story, rips Cornelia a new one for both her attempts at recreating the Shinjuku Massacre and for hiding it from her. Euphy coldly tells her that Cornelia's refusal to perform her own duties as Viceroy and not informing the Sub-Viceroy (Euphy) of military operations within her jurisdiction are both serious crimes, even for an Imperial Princess. Likewise, Euphemia is sick of Cornelia monitoring her finances, reading her mail, and having her Knights follow Euphemia everywhere.
    • In the meeting at the beginning of Chapter 25, the Black Knights take notice of the normally unflappable Zero's obvious worry. Then he tells them about Code R, letting them know exactly why he's so upset.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Dorothea Ernst insults Marianne to Nonette's face, causing said Nonette to pull a Neck Lift and threaten her with an honor duel.
  • Original Character: Several, like Mamoru and Tetsuya.
  • Out-Gambitted: Milly's mother has tried to have her father-in-law Reuben assassinated but he bribed those same criminals to never move against him.
  • Polyamory: A major subplot is Lelouch slowly but surely getting a harem. He already has both C.C. and Sayoko sharing his bed, with more to come eventually (at this point, namely Kallen, Milly, Shirley, Kaguya and Euphiemia). Considering his father has 108 consorts, it's no surprise that he's not averse to the idea.
    • C.C. expresses a desire to go after Nina after she and Milly break up.
  • Pride: Most of the JLF view themselves as the best of the resistance groups in Area 11. Only a few note that while they have been active for seven years, they've accomplished functionally nothing in that time.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Yamato Alliance is highly unorganized and poorly supplied before Zero takes over.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Euphemia's anger at Cornelia had been building for some time, but she was able to suppress it. However, even she has her limits, and she finally lets her big sister have it after the Viceroy tries to re-enact the Shinjuku massacre in an attempt to lure Zero into a trap.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Milly was raised mostly by her grandfather, and rather dislikes her parents.
  • Rank Up: After Tohdoh is promoted to General, he promotes his Four Holy Swords to Colonels.
  • Rational Fic: In this story, numerous characters behave more intelligently than they did in canon.
  • Reality Ensues: When Euphemia notices Suzaku's lack of concern for his own life, she has Jeremiah arrange for a psychiatrist to talk to him. Also, when it comes to his status as a pilot, the Lancelot's nature along with Camelot's status as outside the normal chain of command means that he can't be discharged normally, however; Euphemia will definitely limit his seeing active combat.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Urabe of the Four Holy Swords takes Zero's refusal to join the JLF rather well and was in fact chosen to recruit him because he'd be the most reasonable about it.
  • Rebel Leader: Lelouch, as per canon.
  • Red Baron: Euphemia becomes known as the "Archenemy of Avarice" for her success in cleaning up Area 11's corruption.
  • Reverse Mole: Jeremiah and Viletta are persuaded to start working for Lelouch.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: When Euphemia and Milly discuss Suzaku going to a psychiatrist, they hit upon the idea that Suzaku saw his father die, which is why he has a Martyr Complex. Unknowingly, they were pretty close to the truth, while not knowing that Suzaku didn't see his father kill himself, but rather killed his father.
  • Scoundrel Code: Lelouch tells Kallen that rules and orders are more like guidelines for C.C.; one such is that she will not flirt with a true heterosexual female, or anybody who's already taken. If they're bi-curious and single, on the other hand...
  • Secret Keeper: Milly and Reuben know Lelouch is Zero but have no intention of selling him out to the empire.
  • Shout-Out: Zero paraphrases V's "Who is but a form following the function of what" line when Euphemia asks who he is.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Tetusya thinks he's the biggest badass in Japan but really, he's just a low level grunt who's incredibly incompetent.
  • Sneeze Cut: Used frequently.
  • Social Climber: Suzaku and Viletta, though Viletta sides with Lelouch, who promises to reward her when/if his rebellion succeeds.
  • Sore Loser: Suzaku, in spades.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • The Yamato Alliance survive Saitama after they join Zero.
    • Joseph Fennette survives Narita.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Lelouch wonders why Nina's parents don't simply send her to a boarding school in the homeland, given how xenophobic she is.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Sayoko is fond of doing this.
  • Super Prototype: Nonette's knightmare Bedivere is stated as being even more advanced than the Lancelot but with an at least equal demand on it's pilot. It's also far slower than the Lancelot.
  • Take Up My Sword: Lelouch is fully prepared for someone else to take up the mantle of Zero should he die.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Nonette and Dorothea do not like each other at all due to their differing philosophies. It's to the point where one will kill the other if pushed to far. Dorothea has a similar problem with Cornelia.
  • Touch Telepathy: Nunnally is able to tell if someone is lying through touch.
    • C.C. demonstrates that she can read someone's mind through skin contact. After shaking Kaguya's hand, she remarks that the girl is remarkably perverted.
  • Trap Is the Only Option: Lelouch knows full well that the planned Saitama Massacre is intended to draw Zero out. However, he shows up anyway because he fears she'll repeat her tactics in other ghettos if he doesn't.
  • Tsundere: Downplayed; Kallen's temper isn't as bad as canon, but is still there.
  • Two-Person Love Triangle: Like in canon, Kallen's falling for Zero. However, she also seems to be developing feelings for Lelouch, unaware that they're actually one and the same.
  • Uncleanliness Is Next to Ungodliness: Tetsuya and his cronies are unpleasant, both in terms of hygiene and in terms of morality.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Sayoko is romantically involved with Lelouch in this story, and when Tetsuya tries to assassinate Zero, she (as Aegis) runs him through and leaves him to die.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Rueben Ashford has a surprisingly deep voice for a rail thin man like himself.
  • Warrior Prince: Lelouch is far more capable a combatant than in canon.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: C.C. mentions Lelouch's physical prowess as one of the reasons why she wants to be his mistress.


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