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Actor Allusion: A Karen Strassman character (Kallen) playing the Dirty Harriet card at the beginning of R2. Where have we seen this before?
Anime First: The manga that followed can be considered AU, at best
Banned in China: China specifically for: A) Portraying the Chinese leadership as manipulative eunuchs, B) exemplifying the dignity of conquered peoples going hand-in-hand with striking back against the government, and C) having Tibet as an independent nation (reference is made to the Tibet Convention. Something about nudity as well.
The Danza: Kento Sugiyama is voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama, Inoue is voiced by Kikuko Inoue and Nagisa Chiba is voiced by Saeko Chiba.
Executive Meddling: The original plans for R2 were changed when it was announced that the series would be moved to an earlier, primetime slot. Fans believe that this mainly affected the first half of R2, for the purposes of re-introducing the show to a new audience instead of picking up right after the first season's cliffhanger like the staff had intended. As a general rule, how much a fan thinks was changed is inversely proportionate to said fan's opinion of R2's quality.
It's known that the Time Skip itself was a result of Executive Meddling. Other elements that are commonly suspected or assumed to fall under this include introducing the character of Rolo and removing aspects of C.C.'s and Suzaku's backgrounds without a full explanation.
The level of mecha use seen in R2 may be considered a product of the aforementioned round of meddling, with the show becoming closer to Gundam as a result.
Many. For example we have Spinzaku, Pizza Butt, and Emperor Wakamoto.
Also, fans have a tendency to nickname a character done by Jun Fukuyama or Johnny Yong Bosch into something related to Lelouch or Zero.
Nina Einstein: the psycholesbo or tableraper. Then there's Table-kun.
The claw used by Kallen's mech, the Guren Mk II, might as well be the
SHIIIIIIIIIINING! FINGEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRR! Hey, It's That Voice!: Sometimes it's hard to take the English dub's Lelouch seriously when he sounds like a malevolent Koizumi, who coincidentally is also a Large Ham that has Obfuscating Stupidity. Likewise, Jeremiah is both Kyon and Alucard...
Lelouch can somewhat be described as Vincent Nightray as the protagonist in a Humongous Mecha anime. Oh yeah, and they have the same voice actor.
Coincidentally, Lelouch is also is a very multi-talented manipulating mastermind in another series, but for totally different reasons.
C.C. has grown to be the founder of the Metalbending Police, Toph Beifong. Also a renowned snarkster.
C.C.'s English and [[Creator/Yukana Japanese ]] share C.C. alongside [[ Video Game/Blazblue]]'s Imperator Librarius/Saya
Suzaku likes to spend his spare time avenging his clan, his parents, and his bro... all while trying to escape his political upbringing. Kid's really got some issues.
Rolo is Shinji Ikari.
Nunnally is Kanata Izumi.
Liam O Brien uses the same voice for Lloyd as he did for Dist the Rose. Must be his Flamboyant Gay Mad Scientist voice.
Kaguya Sumeragi is Satoko Hojo.
Five words: Others who haven't played Disgaea might know him as Emperor Charles, Defender of Earth! Commander Margulis.
Gwendolyn wants you to know what this badass mother can do!
And don't forget our Empress Tianzi. If she wants it, she could have sent four crazy Oni and a time-travelling Kamen Rider to help in the rebellion. And punch anyone hard.
Xingke should have used Wing Zero. Or The Cybuster
Is Col Tohdoh a space bounty hunter or an alter user?
Villetta is Officer Jenny/Nurse Joy.
Kallen's mother is Rain Mikamura ( Contrived Coincidence?)
Sayoko Shinozaki is Kuroko Shirai.
Gino used be pretty good at piloting a Gundam, too.
Arcueid Brunestud is Euphemia li Britannia.
What is a man?!
Oh by the way, Mao is A BASKETBALL GENIUS! WAHAHAHAA!!! (What, BASKETBALL GENIUS?! And what does Scenario 30 / Episode 15 mean?!)
Invisible Advertising: On [adult swim], the show began with very little promotion: Being so continuity driven, it was hard to pick up new viewers.
Jossed: Word of God has confirmed that Lelouch is dead.
Playing Against Type: Johnny Yong Bosch is more often known for straight-up action heroes, not chessmasters like Lelouch. Jamieson Price on the other hand, often does Bad Ass or The Chessmaster, but Diethard's more of a Smug Snake.
Popularity Redo: The second season was completely reworked because, being very popular, it was moved from the midnight slot to a much more mainstream time, and a lot of the edgy stuff had to be removed. This is arguably the main reason why R2 had such hectic pacing.
Prop Recycling: In R2, Zero often seems to use the same detonator/trigger prop when he wants to make something cool happen.
Reality Subtext: The whole Honorary Britannian thing seems to be taken off from the Honorary White policy applied by Apartheid-era South Africa towards Japanese (and also Koreans and Taiwanese, but not continental Chinese) possibly to avoid South Africa to suffer a trade embargo from both Japan and South Korea, especially in the 1980s when both countries had the quasi-monopoly in advanced electronics and the Apartheid-era government needed that technology badly.
Real-Life Relative: Liam 'O Brien and Amy Kindcaid ('O Brien) are husband and wife, playing Lloyd and Shirley.
Relationship Voice Actor:
Let's just say that will never be the same again. To wit: Bleach Lelouch is Ichigo, Euphemia is Rukia, Anya and Kagura are Orihime, Diethard is Chad, Suzaku is Keigo, Tamaki is Urahara, C.C. is Retsu Unohana and Nanao Ise, Kallen is Soifon and Momo Hinamori, Rolo is Hanataro Yamada, Sugiyama is Izuru Kira, Yoshida is Gin Ichimaru, Asahina is Shuhei Hisagi and Toshiro Hitsugaya, Viletta is Rangiku Matsumoto, Lloyd is Jushiro Ukitake, Guilford is Shinji Hirako, Xingke is Grimmjow, Rakshata is Tia Harribel, Emperor Charles is Ryuken Ishida, Schneizel is Jin Kariya, et cetera, et cetera...
: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Cornelia is Motoko, Jeremiah is Togusa, Gino is Saito, Nunnally is a Tachikoma, Tohdoh is the Laughing Man, and Ohgi is Kuze.
: S-CRY-ed Tohdoh is Kazuma, Jeremiah is Straight Cougar, Diethard is Martin Zigmarl, Ohgi is Urizane, Emperor Charles is Unkei, Gino is Asuka Tachibana, Euphemia is Ayase Terada, and Tamaki is Kyoji Mujo. Bonus points for being a Sunrise production directed by Goro Taniguchi.
: Haruhi Suzumiya Jeremiah is Kyon, Euphemia is Yuki, Anya and Kaguya are Mikuru, Lelouch is Itsuki, Clovis is Taniguchi, and Gino is the Computer Society President. Gino and Luciano also have important roles in the Remote Island Syndrome arc. Haruhi herself had a minor role in Code Geass as the nun who gave C.C. her powers.
, at least in the original anime: Fate/stay night Clovis is Shiro, Ohgi is Kiritsugu, Diethard is Kirei, Anya and Kaguya are Illyasviel, Yoshida is Shinji, C.C. is Saber, Lloyd is Archer, Kallen is Rider, Emperor Charles is Berserker, Xingke is Assassin, and Sugiyama is Gilgamesh.
For the Unlimited Blade Works movie, most of them reprised their roles, but Saber was played by Euphemia instead.
: Fate/Zero Jeremiah is Kirei, Lloyd is Kariya, Euphemia is Aoi Tohsaka, Lelouch is Ryunosuke, Yoshida is Kayneth, Kallen is Sola-Ui, Marianne is Saber, Xingke is Archer, Sugiyama is Lancer, and Diethard is Rider.
: Eureka Seven Lelouch is Renton, Anya and Kaguya are Eureka, Jeremiah is Holland, C.C. is Talho, Marianne is Anemone, Diethard is Norb, Clovis is young Norb, Ohgi is Matthieu, Viletta is Hilda, Asahina is Moondoggie, Gino is Woz, Cornelia is Mischa and Maurice, and Emperor Charles is Captain Jurgens.
: Durarara!! Marianne is Celty, Lelouch is Izaya, Jeremiah is Shizuo, Euphemia is Anri, Suzaku is Shinra, Tohdoh is Dotachin, Rolo is Saburo, Xingke is Seiji, Minami is Tom Tanaka, Anya and Kaguya are Rio Kamichika, and Ohgi is Takashi Nasujima. Last but not least, Clovis and Anya and Kaguya are the respective other Darrins for Isaac and Miria.
: Persona 3 Suzaku is the male protagonist, Ryoji, and Pharos, Rakshata is the female protagonist, Euphemia is Yukari, Luciano is Junpei, Lloyd is Akihiko, Kallen is Aigis and Natsuki, Sugiyama is Shinjiro, Jin, and Officer Kurosawa, Darlton is Theodore, and Anya and Kaguya are Metis.
and Persona 4 : The Animation Lelouch is the protagonist and Adachi, Suzaku is Yosuke, Schneizel is Kanji, Rakshata is Rise, Cornelia is Animation!Naoto, Gino is original Teddie, Clovis is new Teddie and Shu, Kallen is Nanako and Izanami, Luciano and Xingke are Kou and Daisuke, and Milly is Ai.
: In addition to the people reprising their roles from Persona 4 Arena Persona 3 and Persona 4, V.V. is Labrys.
: Catherine Schneizel is Vincent, Rakshata is Catherine, Euphemia is Katherine, Lloyd is Orlando, Darlton is Jonny, Suzaku is Toby, and Ohgi is the Boss.
: Ace Combat 5 Lelouch is Hans Grimm, Kallen is Kei Nagase, Tohdoh is Jack Bartlett, Jeremiah is Allen Hamilton, Ohgi is AWACS Thunderhead, and Gino is Alyosha. Cornelia also performs the ending theme.
: Ace Combat Zero Lelouch is P.J. Beckett, Suzaku is Solo Wing Pixy, Lloyd is Detlef Fleisher and Bernhard Schmidt, and Ohgi is Erich Hillenberand.
: Tales of the Abyss Suzaku is Luke and Asch, Lelouch is Guy, Ohgi is Jade, Anya and Kaguya are Natalia, V.V. is Legretta, Lloyd is Dist, C.C. is Arietta, Diethard is Largo, and Emperor Charles is Van.
: Tales of Vesperia Schneizel is Yuri, Clovis is Flynn, Milly is Karol, Euphemia is Rita, Viletta is Judith, Droite, and Mary Kaufman, Lloyd is Cumore, C.C. is Sodia and Khroma, Guilford is Zagi, Rolo is Yeager, Rakshata is Gauche, Darlton and Xingke are Clint and Tison, Diethard is Duke Pantarei, and Minami is Phaeroh.
: Tales of Graces C.C. is Pascal and young Asbel, Rakshata is Cheria, Asahina is Hubert, Diethard is Malik, Xingke is Richard, Minami is Lambda, and Kallen is Fourier.
: Fullmetal Alchemist Luciano is Edward Elric, Rakshata is Lust, Darlton is Roy Mustang, and Schneizel is Frank Archer (original anime) and Greed!Ling ( Brotherhood).
: Soul Eater Luciano is Spirit, Rakshata is Maka, Darlton is Free, and Schneizel is Excalibur.
In Japanese, Suzaku and Rolo are both Mega Man X. (Suzaku is X-series X and Rolo is Zero-series X.)
Word of Dante: Many fans believe that Lamperouge was Marianne's maiden name, despite the fact that she's only ever referred to as "Marianne vi Britannia", even in media depicting her pre-marriage (such as the novel where a teenage Marianne helps prevent one of Charles' uncles from taking over the throne).