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Code Geass: The Abridged Series
"I am Lelouch Vi Britannia... And this...
is my story.
The Opening Line of the Series Exactly What It Says on the Tin
. One of several
. The original run of eight episodes (and one "half-episode") was made during a 2008-2010 run. After that, it was taken down for two years, and appears to be running back from the first episode. The current run of the show can be found
. Watch it.
Optional: Watch the original series
. It may not have those fancy new syncronized lipflaps but it's as good as gold.
Not to be confused with the other
Code Geass Abridged Series
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The Abridged Series: Well, duh. Big "NO!": Suzaku near the end of episode 8. Butt Monkey: Rivalz; no-one can remember his name. Catch Phrase: Lelouch has a book of these to choose from. Censor Pizza Hut Logos Clovis I Am Your Brother Critical Research Failure: In-universe, by Lelouch: Lelouch: "I know how to deal with French. Ah HA! Broken china, your greatest weakness!" C.C.: "I'm not French." Lelouch: "See?! You have a British accent.............we'll get back on that issue later." Death Seeker: Suzaku. "I love suicide...al missions!" Does This Remind You of Anything?: Episode 8 features a lot of things (trains, Knightmares) entering tunnels at high speed, with accompanying gags about Suzaku penetrating defences as fast and hard as he can, and the like. "Why is this mission geting me hot?" SUBTLE IMAGERY Cecile: "Why is this mission getting me hot?" Lloyd: "It's not just you~" Double Entendre: "Well, it's your fault for getting me all wet!" And also in Episode 8: Shirley: "Wow! I've never been able to do this before! This is my first time!" (which leads into the next trope...) Driven to Suicide: Instead of ordering the soldiers to die at the end of the first episode, Lelouch tries to compel them to do the Caramelldansen, but they kill themselves from sheer horror instead. Engrish: The JLF soldiers in episode 8 all speak this. Evil Laugh: Cornelia, complete with Suspiciously Apropos Music (see below). Falling into the Cockpit: "Why in the hell did you pick me?" Fanservice: Much to Kallen's displeasure. Flanderization: Gory Discretion Shot: RANDOM BIRDS! I Lied: "Did I mention I tend to lie excessively?" I Take Offence To That Last One: By the series creator, no less. "Hey! I'm a post-pubescent horndog, thank you very much!" Mundane Made Awesome: Lelouch's grand plan for beating his father is to buy him a Xbox 360 Elite. Because he broke the previous one, WHEN HE WAS 10. Actually, it's to kill his siblings and out live his dad, as he doesn't have the $300 to buy a new Xbox 360 Elite. Also, from the first episode: "Let's start this exciting new mecha anime with the most action-packed opening scene ever made! Let's...play chess!" Corn Muffins:
JLF Leader: Not even for a muffin?
Zero: Is it a CORN MUFFIN!? *dramatic music*
JLF Leader: Well, no, but it has have blue berries as well-
Zero: THEN IT IS USELESS FOR ME! *dramatic music. No Fourth Wall: "You forgot that you are the main character of this series." "What did I say about flashbacking whilst we were having a meeting?" Oh God, with the Verbing!: "God With The Falling!" Power Perversion Potential: Unlike in canon, Lelouch tries to use his Geass to get Kallen to take off her clothes (as well as find out if her breasts are real), but unfortunately for him he hasn't yet discovered that it only works once per person. Product Placement: Repeatedly Lampshaded. Really Gets Around: The Emperor, as alluded to in episode 3 Lelouch: wait, how many children did Father have? Clovis: More than you and I could ever possibly hope to count. Giggity Running Gag: Corn muffins. Sexo Phone: Kallen's shower scene is set to "extremely suggestive jazz music". Shout-Out: To the point of Reference Overdosed. Soundtrack Dissonance / Crossing the Line Twice: In-story! CorneliaBritannia's forces play relentlessly cheery music (from Gundam Seed Destiny) as they massacre civilians. Surrounded by Idiots: Diethard. Suspiciously Apropos Music: Cornelia's first appearance is accompanied by Sephiroth's theme tune. Suspiciously Specific Denial: Clovis would like you to know that he is speaking to you in his building, and not at a bootylicious party. Tactical Withdrawal: Possibly related to Suspiciously Specific Denial - Cornelia: "We're not retreating, we're... retaking land we've already conquered!" Tastes Like Diabetes: Nunnally's voice, in-universe. Lelouch: "Hello Sayoko, could you fix Nunnally's dinner tonight? Her voice just gave me diabetes for the 20th time today." Nunnally: "But big brother!" Lelouch: "Make that the 21st time". Tempting Fate: Milly: "There's nothing to be worried about. It's not like a group of Japanese terrorists are going take us hostage or anything, that would just be ridiculous... Guilford: "The Japanese are known to have subpar weaponry. It's not like they'll have a superpowered linear cannon or anything." JLF Mook 1
: "It's a good thing we have this superpowered linear cannon to fight against the Britannians!"
Unusual Euphemism / Sound Effect Bleep: BAGELS! We Have Reserves: Charles zi Britannia: "The death of Clovis has barely affected Britannia, and that is the strength we carry. I'll pump out more children if I have to."
The Abridged Series: Again, duh. The Alcoholic: Clovis Big Brother Instinct: Lelouch's love for Nunally is Flanderized for the most part, although he seems to occasionally forget that he even has a sister. Butt Monkey: Rivalz. Lelouch would rather talk to a dead body than him. Clingy Jealous Girl: Shirley
"Missing our two-day anniversary, huh? What could you possibly be doing to miss that!?"
Description Cut: Clovis
: Bartley, calm yourself. I have my best men on it. THE BE-
Cut to pile of dead soldiers Lelouch
Talk about dead silence. Embarrassing Nickname: Lelouch refers to Tamaki as " Tamagotchi" and Kallen as "Short Pants". Incredibly Lame Pun: Lelouch is fond of these. Large Ham: Jeremiah Gottwald. Kallen: Who do you think you are? Jeremiah: I, Jeremiah Gottwald, AM JEREMIAH GOTTWALD! No, Except Yes: Lelouch: "I'm not a terrorist. But one day, I will destroy, no, OBLITERATE Britannia! But I'm no terrorist." The Other Darrin: The entire voice cast from the old version has been replaced with Abridged Series veterans for the most part. The sole exception is Ezekieru himself. Parrot Expo What: Lloyd
: I've done the honor of naming it Lancelot. It's the newest generation of Knightmare Frame.
: Nightmare... what-now?
Giant Robot. Suzaku
The Remake: There was an original run between 2008-2010 that gathered a decent following, but the creator dropped the project out of dissatisfaction, only to pick it up again from square one 2 years later. This Is My Story: First line of the entire series, see quote up top. Too Much Information: Lelouch
: *Activates Geass* All I want... is for you to tell me... everything!
: I know nothing of your mother's death, if anyone would know of it, it would be second prince Schneizel and second princess Cornelia. The reason you are missing is that you're aiming slightly to the left of my head
and sometimes I wear women's underwear and make Bartley watch me do interpretive dance. Lelouch
: Oh brother. You really did tell me everything.
You Monster!: Played for Laughs.
Lelouch: No! You monster! I wanted to shoot [Suzaku]!