of the Code Geass
franchise, Oz the Reflection
follows the stories of two different protagonists, Orpheus Zevon and Oldrin Zevon, twin siblings both nicknamed "Oz". Written by Shigeru Morita of Studio Nue, each protagonist stars in their own series.
The photo story in Hobby Japan centers around Orpheus Zevon, a young terrorist with the Knightmare Frame (KMF) Byakuen who is in pursuit of his lover's killer. The manga in Newtype Ace revolves around Oldrin Zevon, a girl in the Britannia Empire's anti-terrorist unit Glinda Knights who pilots the KMF Lancelot Grail. A Picture Drama
was released on January 10th 2013 attached to that month's issue of Newtype Ace.
The story begins when Oldrin and Orpheus meet in person in the Middle East...Oz the Reflection
is one of two canon spinoffs following the Code Geass revival. The other, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled
, also occurs in the same timeframe.
- Ace Custom: Loads of them for both sides.
- Ambiguously Gay: Marrybell is pretty damn affectionate towards Oldrin. Sometimes it stretches to areas that... must be seen to be believed (see Les Yay on the YMMV page).
- Arranged Marriage: There is one between Leonhart and Marika. Though, they are actually in love.
- Big Good: Marrybell is in charge of the Glinda Knights.
- Clothing Damage: Oldrin, Marika, Marrybel, Oldrin...
- Five-Man Band:
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Oldrin.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Orpheus suffers through one; Princess Marrybel also suffers through another.
- Gambit Pileup: Everyone attached to the Geass cult.
- I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Clara in a twisted way.
- Knight Templar Parents: By the bulk. VV is shown to be one too.
- The Empire: Britannia, self-righteously so.
- The War on Terror: Marrybel declared war on all terrorists, not only the Black Knights, in a somewhat realistic way.
- Lethal Chef: Marika is known as one because she put too much pepper in a dish she made for Leonhart once.
- Pragmatic Adaptation: Both the manga and photo novel have very different version of the events in Béjaïa base. The manga featured out-and-out battles, where Orpheus demolished both Leon and Tink, whereas in the novel it was a more quiet, stealthy afair. Both ended in a draw between the Byakuen and Lancelot Grail though. Furthermore, Orpheus tried slitting Oldrin's throat in the manga, whereas it was the other way around in the novel.
- Furthermore, the novel has an alternate version of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled's first episode, taking place in St. Petersburg instead of a forest.
- Made of Iron: Leonhardt, Oldrin and Tink took a lot of injuries each in their first battle, though survived to fight again. Later it's revealed Leonhardt undertook extensive surgery and was implemented with various synthetic parts, and Tink was already a cyborg since several years ago.
- Ms. Fanservice: Every girl.
- The Reveal: Wizard is Oiaguro Zevon, Oldrin and Orpheus' uncle.
- Shout-Out: To the Wizard of Oz, of all things.
- Spin-Off: The second canonical one, behind Code Geass: Akito the Exiled.
- Tomboyish Name: "Oldrin" isn't the sorta name you'd expect a girl to have, really.