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Anime First: The manga that followed can be considered AU, at best
Banned in China: China specifically for: A) Portraying the Chinese 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.
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.
Also difficult to take seriously when Lelouch takes the stage right after Idiot Hero Ichigo Kurosaki is done getting his can kicked around, Rukia is ordering Suzaku to love her, Uryu's dad is preaching Darwinism, and Captain Unohana is being a Deadpan Snarker (on [adult swim], anyway).
will never be the same again...
Bleach Coincidentally, Lelouch is also is a very multi-talented manipulating mastermind in another series, but for totally different reasons.
C.C. is Saber, Kallen is Rider, and Xingke is Assassin, setting up one heck of a case of both Relationship Voice Actor and Pigeonholed Voice Actor. C.C. has also grown to be the founder of the Metalbending Police, Toph Beifong. Also a renowned snarkster.
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.
Who the hell would've guessed that the Major was a princess?
What is a man?!
Suzaku and Rolo are both Mega Man X (Suzaku is X series X and Rolo is Zero series X)
Oh by the way, Mao is A BASKETBALL GENIUS! WAHAHAHAA!!! (What, BASKETBALL GENIUS?! And what does Scenario 30 / Episode 15 mean?!)
Jossed: Word of God has confirmed that Lelouch is dead.
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.
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).