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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.


Code Geass: Lelouch of Britannia by Calreflector (AU)
  • ""Comments"": The best Code Geass fic period. All others burst into flame in sight of its glory.
    • User:Rogue 7: Fantastic. The author takes a far more in-depth look at Britannia than the one provided by the show, and does an amazing job of fusing together British and American traditions and references. It introduces and makes sympathetic all of my favorite Britannians, and in general is simply a great read, even if you aren't a Code Geass fan. The only flaw I can see is that the author picked Army to win the Army-Navy game. With a friend at Annapolis, I pull for the midshipmen.
    • Raxis: Amazing story. Any story that can believably make Kewell likable and deep is really something.
    • Kchasm: Brilliantly written. It has the feeling of Alternate History, especially with the excerpts from Fictional Documents at the beginning of every chapter. Note also the various interesting parallels—for example, it's the Lelouch-led Brittanian army that gets called "the Black Knights".
      • This author's Lloyd is as hilarious as it is accurate. Good to see that the story is finally in Area 11.
    • Owlbot: While the author certainly takes his time in a rather lengthy prelude to what's essentially the meat of the story - the drama in Area Eleven - by no means is the long prelude tedious. Although the story lacks the theatrics of canon, by no means does it lack drama; the revised relationships amongst characters, especially among the Imperial siblings, often border on Crowning Moments of Heartwarming, and surmises what could have been.
      • Chapters 1-19 are more of an "R0" season than a simple prelude.
    • Xencipher: Quite possibly THE BEST fanfic this troper had EVER read. The For Want of a Nail summary was very tempting, and it delivers exactly what it promised. The character development is arguably better than the anime in some places, and it's fun to see just how different some of these characters are than in the anime canon.
      • Many of the character who were vehemently racist in the anime are especially different in this fic. This is completely justified, since Lelouch and Nunally were never used as political hostages and left for dead in Japan, which was the primary motive for said racism (especially with Jeremiah, who founded the purebloods because of it).
    • Unclouded TJ: Quite impressed with the background and effort put into this fic. Lesser authors could have made the For Want of a Nail story and skipped to Area 11 but this fic goes above and beyond laying the groundwork for reasonable character changes without explaining things backwards. Very recommended especially if you enjoy alternate histories.
  • Definitely the best Code Geass fanfiction I've read to date. I'm pleasantly envious of your obvious talent. Good job and Kudos to you Cal Reflector for putting the effort into this work, you deserve the compliment for a job well done—Kodai Okuda.
It hasn't been updated for over a year. What's up is still a great read, but it may just be a Dead Fic.
  • Status: On hiatus as of 2014

Zero's Requiem by Serocco. [Appears to be deleted]
  • Recommended by Sledgesaul.
  • Pairings: None so far, but there's plenty of Ship Tease.
  • Synopsis: A Fix Fic that offers a different take on the Euphinator incident - by having the Special Administrative Zone blow up on its own without Lelouch's Geass pulling a 180 like it did in the series. It plans on diverging from the R2 plot once the Euphinator scene is through. Adaptation Expansion, both for the plot and the characters' backstories, is aplenty.

Code Geass Funnies by Calreflector (AU)
  • Recommended by Lee
  • Synopsis: A collection of oneshots by the genius that gave us Lelouch of Britannia. Though not 'finished' it's never guaranteed to get updated, so for now it settles into three stories: Schneizel uses the doujinshi market to destroy the rebellion, the Black Knights discuss the finer points of Knightmare based fanservice in the wake of Kallen's capture, and Schneizel and Clovis try to make Lelouch a ladies man. Oh so much Hilarity Ensues.
    • As of April 2010, there is a fourth story, where Schneizel (once again) defeats the Rebellion by way of… Pizza? (Minor spoilers for late R2)
  • Comments:

Code Geass Lelouch of the Redemption by Cortega (Post-R2)
  • Recommended by Chetren, RagnarTheSemiGreen
  • Synopsis: Here's the basic rundown: Lelouch gains Charles' Code and reawakens in an abandoned warehouse after being whisked away from the place where he got stabbed by Jeremiah. There he meets a weird and Straight Gay extradimensional being/God with whom he makes a contract with. Two years later, the world Lelouch built is slowly crumbling and he must "once again wear a mask to bring peace to the world."
  • Comments: While the fic certainly has some memorable moments like Lelouch taking up farmwork to become an ass-kicking machine, one can't help but notice that the author sometimes inserts story elements that just simply didn't exist before, like Milly and Cornelia getting engaged and married to (respectively) Rivalz and Guilford (who was apparently the Straight Gay God's frat brother. Other than that, it's a fine fic, and this troper encourages giving it a whirl (you'll get the pun if you read it).

Code Geass:The Iron Prince by gameboy5432 (AU)
  • Recomended by Duras 1989
  • Synopsis: Your basic alternate reality fanfic in which Lelouch remains a prince,he hide's his face behind the Zero mask, which earns him the nickname "Iron Prince", also he sometimes calls himself Zero.
  • Comments: A good fanfiction, with an interesting situation presented, an overall good fic, with interesting twists, [[spoiler: Clovis once he sees what a Magnificent Bastard Lelouch is and just how much difference there is between the two of them decides to kill himself rather then face the emperor's wrath when it comes to weaklings, Kallen is recruited by the JLF, she hates Zero but is seemingly falling for Lelouch, Chiba and Todoh get tangled in a complicated situation ,Suzaku, Jereian, Villeta and Kewell are Lelouch's subordinates, etc.

Code Geass: Timeless Imprisonment by Blazing Firefox (AU)
  • Recommended by Moberemk, Kris Mahai
  • Synopsis: A look at a slightly different version of the normal version of events, with the author's spin on the same basic storyline in the show. The biggest difference at the start is that Clovis knows Lelouch is alive, and the story keeps going from that.

Code Geass: Rebellion on the Other Side by kaiser11492 (AU/AR)
  • Recommended by Evil Panda
  • Synopsis: After an incident involving Geass, Lelouch is plunged into a whole different world. While in this world, Lelouch encounters a resistance movement fighting against an oppressive empire. As a result, in order to survive and potentially return to his world, Lelouch must use his intellect along with the charisma of Zero to help the resistance movement achieve victory.

Metronome by Lily10
  • Recommended by Hokuto
  • Sypnosis: Snippets of Nunnally's life over the years.

Suzaku of Japan by Inulovinkit (AU) - Chapter archive here
  • Recommended by Frostpebble
  • Sypnosis: The story of what would have happened if Suzaku received a Geass instead of Lelouch.
  • Comments: Very well written and in character, possibly with more drama than the show itself, and of course has its share of funny moments. A lot of the original major plot points are included, but with a twist. Overall a great read; finally finished.

Scarred But Not Stronger by YamiPaladinofChaos
  • Recommended by Candelabra, Drakyndra
  • Synopsis: Suzaku delivers Nunally to the Emperor.

The Fool Ascendant by Mikomi's Pen
  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Synopsis: A general oneshot focusing on the relationship between Lelouch, Suzaku and Nunally, using Tarot cards for symbolism and diverging from canon after episode 25 of season one.

Resilience by confoozled1
  • Recommended by Sikon
  • Synopsis: The world two years after Zero Requiem.

Code Geass: Age of the Chaotic Truth by CrazyNinjaPenguin
  • Recommended by Rabukurafuto and Entan
  • Synopsis: Post R2. Twenty years after the end, Cornelia's daughter, Princess Ava li Britannia, is disgusted with the now-stagant Britannia. After getting a geass from "D.D." she goes to destroy Zero's lies with the most effective weapon of all: the truth.

The Power of Gods by OregTheMad
  • Recommended by Jity
  • Synopsis: Starting at about episode five of season one, this fiction focuses on Richilieu Marquis Le Dieu, a bored genius type, who one night receives a Geass from one O.O. With this new found ability, he finds himself further investigating the odd behavior of his classmate, Lelouch Lamperouge.

Code Geass: Dirge of Daedalus by Kodai Okuda
  • Recommended by: Little Serge, azul120
  • Synopsis: Taking place 5 years after the end of R2, it basically takes not three but four ideas and runs with them: (1) What would the state of the world (politically and socially) be like in the near-future after Zero Requiem is completed? (2) What would happen is Schneizel broke free of the geass placed upon him by Lelouch? (3) What if the ancient Greek Gods and Heroes of myth were in fact Code Bearers and Geass users? and (4): What if Lelouch really did die, but then found a way to come Back from the Dead? The following story is a war of epic proportions, one that not only engulfs the Code Geass world, but implies the involvement of many others as well...
    • With the main story now complete, the author has decided to write a collection of side stories, known as Code Geass: Chronicles of Tartarus. These stories mainly deal with things that would have bogged down the main storyline, such as the ultimate fate of Tartarus, some information on why Enoch got involved with the World of Geass (Chapter 1), and many things related to the Code Geass timeline. The forward also explains the reasoning behind the use of slightly-altered names in the story (Rivalz/Rivaltz, etc.).

Code Geass Megiddo by Wing Zero Alpha
  • Recommended by: swtrooper42, RagnarTheSemiGreen
  • Link: here
  • Synopsis: In a For Want of a Nail story, Lelouch sticks around long enough at the finale of season one to make ensure the Black Knights victory before going after Nunnally. This has unfortunate implications as Schneizel orders the activation of Operation Nero, the detonation of all Sakuradite deposits due to the Black Knights' impending victory. Japan is virtually destroyed as a result and Lelouch is captured and has his memories altered by the Emperor. Eight years later, Lelouch is a brilliant general leading Britannia to victory against its enemies. But over the years, the remnants of the Black Knights have built up their strength in preparation for war with Brittania. All they need is a leader, and they know just where to find one.
    • It even has its own wiki.

32 Pickup by Gunpowder Gelatine
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Synopsis: Basically, Lelouch and Cornelia team up following Marianne's death to find her killer. It's really too early in the story to know exactly where it's going but by the looks of things, Lelouch and Nunnally won't get banished here.

Code Geass: A Different Code by Thanathos
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Synopsis: Instead of finding C.C. in the capsule at Shinjuku, Lelouch found and received his Geass from V.V. This is not the end to the deviations from canon either, which include Lelouch sparing a much more likable Clovis, Kallen discovering Zero's true identity much earlier as well as receiving a geass of her own, Mao tentatively joining Lelouch and Shirley's father surviving Narita. Honestly, nothing major has come of any of these things yet, however they are worth mentioning due to the fact that these things (the last two especially) rarely happen in Code Geass fanfics.

Lelouch of the Revolution by Lilyflower 1987
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross, Misticsan.
  • Synopsis: Clovis discovers Lelouch and Nunnally alive in Area 11 long before Shinjuku ever happens and Lelouch winds up having to join the military so that he can be 'useful' to the empire (and also so the Emperor won't try and make use of Nunnally instead).

Lelouch of the Second Chance by kyugan

Revenant by YamiPaladinOfChaos
  • Recommended by Drakyndra, neothoron, GrieverVIII, enviroguy
  • Synopsis: A brutal slaughter at a combined Britannian/Black Knights military base sets off cracks in the fragile peace post-Zero Requiem. Zero, Nunnally and the remaining Black Knights try to prevent war breaking out once more.

The Demon King by ShadowCell
  • Recommended by Nitramy, Fenrir
  • Synopsis: Was Lelouch really evil? A post-R2 fic revolving around Kallen and her search for answers.

Of Monsters And Men by Nate Grey
  • Recommended by Anonymous
  • Synopsis: A For Want of a Nail fic, with the initial change being Nunnally being one of the hostages at Lake Kawaguchi (along with Euphemia, Nina, etc).
  • Comments: As a whole, this is a well-written, believable fic. The majority of the characters are in character, with some exceptions being Shirley (who the author turns into even more of The Scrappy , likely to annoy a number of people). There are several OC 's, mainly Geass users, and there are a couple divergences from canon not caused by the initial change (such as Nina having a Geass). Kallen, Euphemia, and Nunnally all get a significant amount more attention than in canon, all being characterized accurately and getting a number of awesome moments. Nunnally is quite a lot less naive in this than she seems in canon, but otherwise is the same. The scenes with Euphie and Lelouch a/o Nunnally are nice also. In addition, there are quite a lot of hilarious moments, IMO.
  • Status: this hasn't been updated in a long while, and may be a Dead Fic. But, who knows, if any of you read and review it, it might (hopefully) encourage the author to continue...

In the End by V0ID.
  • Recommended by kyocat1, lulu_lover, blobugus911
  • Synopsis: Seconds after the Demon Emperor's assassination, the world falls into chaos unlike the peace he had hoped for. Post R2 continuation. After all, brilliant schemes like the Zero Requiem do have a tendency to go awry. Alternates between Kallen, CC, Suzaku, Nunally and Lelouch's point of view. DEAD, although a rewrite is in the works.

Code Geass: Mao of the Deliverance by Kleptographer of Alternates
  • Recommended by The Letter D, Raineh Daze, RagnarTheSemiGreen
  • Synopsis: Set before and leading into the series. After Mao is abandoned by C.C. for refusing to fulfill their contract, he sets out to save her from herself. During his search, he faces several challenges as he struggles to survive in the harsh world around him; his methods becoming increasingly questionable as his desperation grows.

More than just a Man by Thanathos
  • Recommended by Gore 17, delax
  • Synopsis: "What would you give up for power?" "Anything." "Your existance as a human being?" "Yes." C.C. is not a simple immortal, but a vampire. What will change if Lelouch was no longer human when he rose up against the Empire and his father? Probably a harem.

I Heard The World by YamiPaladinofChaos
  • Recommended by ArcVaranus, Drakyndra, GrieverVIII, enviroguy, Ellamew
  • Synopsis: AU. A twist of fate, a different world, and a familiar war. Kururugi Suzaku wages a crusade against the Empire of Japan and Lelouch Lamperouge struggles to find redemption for his own dark sins. The future can only accept one vision of justice, my friend.

Code Geass Reverse by Kyogre
  • Recommended by R.G.
  • Synopsis: Based on a picture on DeviantArt, role reversal AU, Oneshot. Nunally is the older sister to crippled, blind Lelouch. Kallen is in the Brittaninan army. Suzaku is a freedom fighter, out to change the resistance.

Dauntless by Allora Gale
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross, Candelabra, Eleanor, enviroguy, Moberemk, WhatMeme, AJC46, Popthepuff, Dame-Amaryllis.
  • Synopsis: Lelouch had been quite happy with his life. Sure they were living in obscurity, but he and Nunnally were safe. All of that changes however, when his identity is revealed and Lelouch is forced back into the fold of the Imperial family.

Changing Course by karndragon
  • Recommended by azul120
  • Synopsis: AU from R2 Episode 19 What if someone had picked up Lelouch after the betrayal of the Black Knights and changed the course of his destiny with the help from those he would have never expected.
  • Comments: In-progress, but it looks to be pretty much the perfect Fix Fic for anyone who was irritated by the betrayal, and the subsequent events, including the Zero Requiem. Lelouch is saved by someone who informs him that Nunnally is still alive, a game changer in two very crucial regards: Lelouch begins to come back from the brink of despair with her at his side again, and is able to keep her from being used as a pawn by Schneizel. One very satisfying Crowning Moment of Awesome: when Villetta attempts to strike up a conversation with Kallen after the betrayal, the latter her gives a very satisfying Shut UP, Hannibal, just knowing that she didn't really care about the truth. And more importantly, Lelouch finally gets to come clean with Nunnally and Kallen, and the core Black Knights are called out on the Moral Dissonance regarding the betrayal. Some people may not be satisfied by some of the contempt Suzaku is treated with and how he has become a bit of a third wheel, or the apparent flanderization of Tohdoh and Chiba. Not to mention that the prominent OC, Jinta Kuromaki, has already been tagged a Fixer Sue on a few occasions. Still, not enough to detract from the insightful points made here.
  • Status: The original fic is now abandoned, but on ongoing remake is on the same site as the original

Code Geass: Light in the Darkness by Sdebeli
  • Recommended by: Unclouded TJ, GrieverVIII
  • Synopsis: Like always, it is the split-second decisions we make under pressure that have the greatest of consequences. Given a choice between seeing his beloved sister die and saving her at cost of himself, Lelouch vi Britannia made the obvious decision.

The Sum of Our Choices by Juubi-K
  • Recommended by: NotJMKeynes
  • Synopsis: AU. The Black Rebellion has succeeded, and Japan is free. Lelouch Lamperouge thought being Zero the resistance leader was tough. Now, as Zero the statesman, he must rebuild Japan, keep the EU in the war, and keep his personal life under control.

Tropicana Slices by Nightsmoke
  • Recommended by Moberemk
  • Synopsis: After the fall of the 99th Emperor and one summer nursing a cold, Jeremiah stays home sick from Villetta's wedding. Introspective character study of Jeremiah as he stops to think about how two years have changed him.

Code Geass: Alden Of The Uprising by VeniVediViceroy
  • Recommended by fearjunkie
  • Synopsis: A retelling of Code Geass in which the power of Geass was given not to Lelouch vi Britannia, but an average Britannian named Alden Pelham. Seeing first hand the discrimination and mistreatment of the Elevens, Alden begins fighting to bring freedom and equality while also struggling with his own morality.

Armed Resistance by SixTwoSixFour
  • Recommended by Lustheron, Unclouded TJ, Kazeto
  • Synopsis: Lelouch, long-lost prince, has been plotting his revenge on Britannia for years. But he's slowly realizing that his excuse for fighting has become more than just an excuse. Between his old anger and new purpose, which will he follow? AU, first person.
  • Status: Dead fic declared by the author.

Passion by firelordzuko
  • Recommended by WhatMeme
  • Synopsis: Lelouch naturally is quite shocked when he finds himself in the Desert of Negev, 30 AD, after Zero Requiem. And why does that obscure preacher get the easy job - taking care of Nunnally - and Lelouch is going to get crucified in his place? Might offend.

From The Ashes by Tobi Tortue
  • Recommended by WhatMeme, RagnarTheSemiGreen
  • Synopsis: 1200 years after the end of Britannia's Golden Age, history and archeology student Phoenix Zero studies abroad in Eastern America, exploring the long-lost Royal Britannian Cemetery. What he uncovers is only the beginning of the adventure.

Windhover by Muckraker
  • Recommended by Moberemk
  • Synopsis: Suzaku spends his days in opaque misery and his own brand of self-destruction. Somewhat unfortunately for him, Gino is not easily deterred. References to R2 Picture Drama 0.56 and the Rounds-themed light novel. Emotional constipation. Par for the course.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Awesomeness by Keith Fraser
  • Recommended by OracleSeven, delax
  • Synopsis: Lelouch Lamperouge, genius, warrior, leader, lover, and all-around badass goes through his morning workout routine, inspects his vast collection of hi-tech weaponry and greets his many girlfriends. Parody of common fanfiction cliches.

Pizza Delivery is Serious Buisness by sasahara17
  • recommended by Chaotic Novelist, Electroninja
  • Synopsis: In which Suzaku Kurugi learns the hard way that pizza delivery is serious business.

The First Servant by firelordzuko
  • Recommended by msqm, Arcvalons
  • Synopsis: Faramond vi Britannia - the Crown Prince of the Britannian Empire, son of a mother and no father. Being restrained by his uncle's methods of education from his earliest wake moments, Faramond's only chance for freedom might be too grab Fortuna by her hair when a new, brutal war brings new opportunities. But also the secrets of the court weight at him: Who might be his father? What do the Knights of Rounds aim at? And what is that mysterious group around the Knight of One, Lord Gottwald? And then he encounters that mysterious, yet beautiful girl with the strange power - and just what is her connection to his possible father?

Euphemia's Bargain by Kamentantei
  • Recommended by Higurashiblood 98
  • Synopsis: At the SAZ ceremony, Zero and Euphemia have a talk in private. Lelouch agrees to help Euphemia with her plan of building a better Japan, in exchange for coming out of hiding as a prince and returning to the Royal Family. He discovers that balancing out dealing with being a prince, helping the Japanese and being Zero are not working out too well and learns that Euphemia's naive dreams may come at a high cost.

Code Geass Tertio Bello by BlindDestiny
  • Recommended by Higurashiblood 98
  • Synopsis: One year after the Zero Requiem, Jeremiah Gottwald's Geass Canceller accidentally affects Schneizel and eliminates the effects of Lelouch's geass, causing the madman to run amok. Meanwhile, Viceroy Nunnally is troubled by her brother's disappearance. Lelouch has awakened in a mysterious place and his geass is gone. Everyone else believes him to be dead, but it seems the world still needs him anyway.

Ten Ironys by Lathe Joiye
  • Recommended by Lustheron
  • Synopsis: In which the Black Knights opposes to Lelouch, and C.C. writes this list of ironies. In memorium to Lelouch.

Code Geass: Awesome of the Rebellion by Suirahpla
  • Recommended by RipAndTear666
  • Synopsis: AU where Lelouch has a half-brother named Awesome, who is almost exactly like him only better in every way. Loosely follows the same storyline as the original series.

Death Wish by GBlackwell
  • Recommended by firelordzuko
  • Status: Abandoned
  • Synopsis: Post R2. A splash of blood. A Demon King dethroned by a masked knight. It should have ended there: the scripted end to his play. Yet life someone stubbornly refused to let go, and the Demon became immortal, shut away from the light and wanting only to die. He has one more chance to end it all... too bad he ends making his contrast with a pacifist who insists she won't kill.

Code Geese by Kamentantei
  • Recommended by Higurashiblood 98
  • Synopsis:A complete parody and satire of the Code Geass series. Everyone's roles are reversed, as well as their genders. Lelouch is now a girl named Lucia who is an anime-hating, kick-ass, no-holds barred tough girl. One day, she obtains the powers of the miraculous Geese and decides to form the group Cheerio and the Serial Bites in order to wage war against Briticisms and free Japan and the Elvens-er, Elevens. Er, whatever the heck they're called again.

The World That I Knew by Ari1027Nicole [Appears to be deleted]
  • Recommended by azul120
  • Synopsis: An AU fic where after the betrayal, Lelouch, in despair, leaves the world behind for five years only to find the world much worse state when he returns. A little OOC in terms of the depiction of Lelouch, but notable for the deconstruction of the Black Knights' siding with Schneizel, which in the 5 year time gap, results in the latter outing them as traitors against Zero to the rest of the world and making them into pariahs, effectively neutralizing them in the process. Ohgi does get a little Character Rerailment here, telling Villetta to get lost when she tells the truth about her acting as a spy on Lelouch during the year following the Black Rebellion.

The School's Heartthrob by Dark Zero 1718
  • Recommended by Skbc14pres
  • Synopsis: Lelouch Lamperouge is Ashford Academy's heartthrob. Will he be able to survive the challenges ahead of him? Or will he not? ( AU. No war. Peace only) Read to find out!

Knightmare Battle Tournament! by RaiZero
  • Recommended by Skbc14pres
  • Synopsis: Set in an alternate universe, the characters of Code Geass are brought together thanks to a game called Knightmare Battle! This mecha simulation game becomes very popular thanks to the usage of the fictional knightmare frames as weapons and the popularity causes a national tournament to be held which brings all the characters to Tokyo for the Knightmare Battle Tournament!
    • It has its own wiki page.

Ice and Fire by AlSmash
  • Recommended by romancechina88, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A Code Geass story where Lelouch stays in Britannia, but Kallen sees her life changed forever at ten years old, when her family is murdered in front of her. She gathers the resolve to get revenge, and change the world... as Zero.
  • Has it's own trope page

Code Geass: Rai of the Revolution by Zero011
  • Recommended by romancechina88
  • Synopsis: A Code Geass story of Rai from the Lost Colors Video Game. Will be rebooted in the future. But for now enjoy the story in it's current form.

Code Geass R2: From Within by theAsh0
  • Recommended by fsdfsdfsd
  • Synopsis: Instead of using him as bait for C.C, Charles decided to put Lelouch's drive to find his mother's killer to good use, and convinced him to help take down V.V. As a result, Lelouch is instead geassed into believing that he and his brother Rolo are agents of V.V's- who Lelouch has a long-standing grudge against. The story quickly goes back to Japan, in a real attempt of V.V's to draw out C.C after identifying her as part of the still-struggling Black Knights. Unique in that the story's focus keeps changing, from Lelouch's life as a Geass Agent, to his attempts at escaping with Rolo, to being reluctantly forced into the role of Zero without regaining his memories. The latest chapters have ultimately changed the Status Quo permanently by killing off the entire royal family apart from Lelouch, Schneizel, Cornelia, Nunnally, Charles and V.V. The story starts dark, and gets progressively darker as the plot thickens.

Code Geass Cornelia of the Defection by draconichero21
  • Recommended by Lustheron
  • Synopsis: A "what if" type of tale as in "What if Lelouch had been captured at Saitama? Would he really have been in as much danger and trouble as he believed? Or would his greatest enemy instead becoming his greatest ally?"
  • Comments: Brought to you by the man who wrote Soul Chess, this is a For Want of a Nail story that leads to Cornelia siding with Lelouch and preparing to go to war with Britannia.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R-eset by Demons Anarchy of Pride
  • Recommended by CybranGeneralSturm
  • Status: On hiatus.
  • Synopsis: When you're granted an offer to change the past, would you take it? When you're granted power surpassing that of the King, would you accept it? Lelouch vi Britannia, formerly the 99th Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire, has returned to the day when it all began... and he intends to change everything.

A Cold Calculus (FF.net link) by Z98
  • Recommended by TB3, Unclouded TJ, Gadeel, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The White Queen, the Iron Heart of Britannia, Euphemia the Just, many are the titles and appellations for Euphemia I, 99th Empress of the Holy Britannian Empire. Her ascension is remarkable not only for the means by which Euphemia obtained the throne but also for those that rose with her or were felled in the process, a process with its share of near failures and deaths.
    • A fascinating look at an alternate history where Lelouche and Nunnally both apparently died in the cirumstances surrounding the loss of Marianne. The resulting trauma considerably shifts young Princess Euphie's approach to the world, with the result that her reign as Viceroy of Area 11 unfolds in a drastically different manner. Further changes reveal themselves when, in Lelouche's absence, Kallen becomes the one to contract with CC, setting two powerful young women on a collision course over the fate of Britannia and Japan. Despite Euphie's rise to the Imperial throne being a foregone conclusion laid out in the summary, the journey to that outcome is more than rewarding. Z98's use of language and grammar is excellent and he demonstrates a singular mastery of politics, intrigue, and logic, both in exploring the possibilities of the Code Geass universe, and in highlighting or reworking some of its inconsistencies. Everyone gets some development, from the Britannian court right down to the Ashford family and the countless bit players caught up in the various schemes and conspirarcies. The story is also being updated at a prolific rate, with twelve chapters and almost 100,000 words published in the first two months alone.

  • Untitled Memoirs by lijdgreat916.
  • Recommended by KrspaceT
  • Status: One Shot complete
  • Synopsis: "If this is Schneizel, Odysseus, or Cornelia, then I congratulate you on somehow overthrowing me. If this is Lelouch... well, I advise you to at least read the rest of this forward before burning it. You might learn from the mistakes of an old man." An account on the life of Charles zi Britannia, as written by the 98th Emperor himself, addressed to his successor.
    • One of the few fics that deal with Charles directly, it's both hilarious and in character for him. Certainly worth a look.

  • Code Geass - A Brave New World by nightbringer24 (AU)
  • Recommended by mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Ciaran Forsyth is an average man from our world. He lives a simple, if not very routine based life in Wales, and while he isn't unhappy with his life, his real ambition is to follow his family's footsteps and join the army. Then suddenly he finds himself in the world of Code Geass; more specifically, the Viceroy's palace in Area 11! What happens next is a chain of events that leads to Ciaran joining Cornelia's Royal Guard, as he joins the fight against Zero and the Black Knights that will determine the future of Japan.

  • Of Siblings and Masks by Dracon Asahara
  • Recommended by KrspaceT, RagnarTheSemiGreen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post R2. A Nunnally introspective. In which Suzaku realizes what it means that Nunnally and Lelouch were siblings. Because just like Lelouch was no true demon, Nunnally is far from being an angel. And they all wear masks. dark-ish. Suzaku is Zero. One shot.
  • Comments: Yeah, if you ever wanted to see a Nunnally that isn't cute and adorable on the inside, this fic is very good for you. Or perhaps you want to freak Suzaku out.

  • Final Command by Bard Linn
  • Recommended by: Gamma Cavy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: S1, pre-Narita. "Your Highness. By the final order of His Majesty, we are here to convey you to Pendragon. Charles zi Britannia is dead." The day a knight of the rounds arrived on Ashford campus, the world took a step sideways.
  • Comments: While a one-off, the feeling of potential and hoe borne in the story is a perfect note to end on, and the dynamic of friends who know one another so well between Suzaku and Lelouch is perfect. This troper finds the fact that Lelouch's first official act is to chew out the guard who doesn't trust Suzaku before knighting his friend especially heartwarming.

  • Rescue Angels by TheGirlWithFarTooManyIdeas
  • Recommended by R.G.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Shirley died. Euphemia died. But the God at the top of the Emperor's Elevator had other plans than giving godhood to the selfish and delusional, to allow this great tragedy to unfold. The two kindest and gentlest souls are thrown back in time with a mission - protect the innocent, destroy the elevator, and save the souls of Lelouch Brittania and Suzaku Kurugi.
  • Comment: Giving a second chance to Euphemia and Shirley . . . let's not mince words here . . . this is a premise worth reading.

  • The Cradle OF Summer by Iluxia and its sequel The Cradle of Time by Ayenessa
  • Recommended by Gamma Cavy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It has been more than a decade, and at long last, Suzaku is free of the mask. His heart, however, will never be free of his King. Could be gen, could be pairing, reads as either.


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