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Code MENT is a Code Geass Abridged Seri—er...abridgement, created by purpleeyeswtf (also the creator of None Piece), and is one of the more bizarre abridged series out there. It combines standard abridging with faster-paced, nonsensical comedic editing to create a very unique flavor reminiscent of Monty-Python sketch comedies, but without censorship. Code MENT very loosely follows the actions in the original series—in general, while the events and outcomes are the same-ish, characterization and motivations are jettisoned for the sake of comedy, with all the characters acting considerably stupider and editing scenes from several episodes or other series into the continuity, creating a melting pot of insanity. The series is considered a "parody of a parody".While it sounds wacky on paper (and is even wackier onscreen), purpleeyes is known to hold himself to high standards for a YouTube abridger. The series is notable for purpleeyes's impressive voice-work (giving each character in a cast well known to contain Loads and Loads of Characters his or her own distinct voice), its fast-paced humor, high-quality editing and excellent comedic timing.Fifteen episodes so far (not counting the re-edits, of which there have been two, episodes 10 and 13): Watch it here. The non-canon "fifth" episode of None Piece is also considered the equally non-canon episode 14.5 for Code MENT.Recently it has become another progenitor for a new wave of abridging series, just like Little Kuriboh, known as abridgeMENTs, with distinctive voice actors, fast-paced non-sequitur humor, heavy editing, and pushing the envelope to its breaking point. So far, Supernatural The Animation Abridged, Infinite MENT and Medaka MENT follow the mold.Now has a character page under construction.Not to be confused with the other Code GeassAbridged Series: Code Geass: The Abridged Series.
Lelouch: Aha! Burying the enemy alive in a rock slide! Just like I totally planned!
Ohgi: I thought you said you only wanted to kill the right people.
Ohgi: You buried our would-be-allies—
[cut to] Liberal Japanese Leader: Someone get the shovel.
Ohgi: —and leveled the city at the bottom of the mountain.
All Men Are Perverts: Lelouch tricks an enemy into coming out of his mech by claiming to have a CD with "over 12 terabytes of pornography." Which is impossible, of course, because CD's can't even hold one gigabyte; the guy's brain didn't get that far, apparently.
In episode 15 he's calling tech support for that very CD as well but withholds the truth of what's on it.
Alternate DVD Commentary: Sort of. Purpleeyes does one for episode 14 in the form of annotations in the video, with his comments ranging from pointing out the jokes, to making snarky comments, to at one point leaving to go get a bag of Fritos. Also, he mentions Romania a lot.
Book Ends: Episode 9 has a cutaway gag near the beginning with One standing on a pole wondering how he got up there. At the end of the episode, C.C. wonders the same thing while standing in the rafters of the meth warehouse.
Bottomless Magazine: In episode 8 One (Lelouch) fires probably around 100 shots or more from his pistol before running out (there's roughly seventy shots) Subverted at the last second, when he's about to shoot Euphemia, and the gun clicks.
Lelouch: Call my therapist. Tell him he's a rich man.
Again in episode 15.
Lelouch:[having looked at the 12 terabytes of porn] It's mostly Todd Phelps and Michael Bay trying to run train on Megan Fox. I tried scheduling some electro-convulsive therapy, but apparently trying to inadvertently wipe your memory to forget the Hangover 3 is FROWNED UPON!!!
Nunally: I think Nina's really sick. I walked in on her in the Student Faculty Room and she sounded like a dying coyote.
Chainsaw Good: Lelouch points out that somebody needs to make a gun with chainsaw bullets quickly and gives Kallen a robot because she came up with the only thing greater than that: a gun that shoots a gun that shoots chainsaw bullets.
In episode 15, Mao is talking with a shop owner. He mentions his target to kill is an immortal witch, which the shop keeper thinks he means an ex-wife. He then offers Mao a chainsaw. Mao's response?
"Oh-ho, whoa, buddy, buddy, look at me, look at me, look at me. Yes."
We get another crossover with None Piece in episode 15. Luffy appears hiding in some bushes during a brief cut to Shirley. In episode 7 of None Piece, we see the scene from Luffy's perspective. He's trying to snipe Lelouch.
Young Lelouch: Dead enough to cause Nunally to go blind.
Emperor Charles: That's pretty dead.
Description Cut: Lots. Mostly of the form "A says B is smart, cut to B acting incredibly stupid."
Lelouch: Who knows what kind of masterminds are behind all this?
Euphy: Seriously, how are you still part of the army? I thought you had to be at least somewhat smart to be in there! cut to: Soldier 1: Yo man, who is this fat f*ck? Soldier 2: I dunno, but whoever he is, his fat ass is weighin' down this plane!
From Episode 7:
Newscaster: In an effort to capture the criminal mastermind known as One— Cut to: One: OH-MY-GOD-MY-SHOES-ARE-ON-FIRE!
Cornelia: This One guy seems to be our biggest threat.
One: HOW DID I GET UP HERE?!
Also from Episode 9:
Kallen: It's a good thing I have One to look up to. He's a great role model.
One: We need to score some drugs.
Cornelia: Well, we'll have to concentrate on the army with the most competent leader. Cut to: Liberal Japanese Leader: I stepped on a nail! Cut to: One:[hitting himself repeatedly] Dammit! Must. Learn. To. Read! Cut to: Cornelia: Or...just flip a coin or something...
Cornelia: They're probably off somewhere laughing at us right now!
[cut to Tamaki laughing...except he's just high again]
Subverted in Episode 15:
C.C.: You'll never get away with this, Mao. I'm friends with Lelouch too, you know. He's probably mounting a rescue as we speak. Cut to: Lelouch: I friggin' plugged it into HDMI! Cut to: C.C.: Oh god, I'm gonna die. Lelouch appears on the fair's display next to C.C. and Mao, just as planned.
From the same episode, we get two in one scene:
C.C.: I know you're gonna think I'm crazy when I say this, but Mao has the ability to read minds...I know because I'm the one that gave him that power. And ever since I did, he's slowlybeen going crazy. Cut to Mao listening to Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" on an MP3 player: Mao: OH MY GOD THIS ZUNE IS GREAT! Cut back to Lelouch and C.C.: Lelouch: Just so we're a hundred percent clear on the situation, I have not heard a word you've said. C.C.: Mao's gonna kill us. Lelouch: That's nice. Cut back to Mao in a gun store: Mao: Hi, I'm here to kill some people.
The Determinator: When it comes time to rouse the Dark Knights, Lelouch actually does manage to spring into action:
Kallen: One, it looks like the Britanians are retreating!
One: Like Hell we are! We're going after them!
Kallen: But we're in a submarine! There's no way we'll make it in time!
The Ditz: All of the characters, but especially Suzaku, who gets extra points for mental retardation.
Lelouch: Well Suzaku, it was great to have you over for dinner. Although there was really no need for you to eat all of the silverware.
Suzaku: I need to be under constant supervision.
During one point, Suzaku is in questioning with Jeremiah who is repeatedly assuring Suzaku they just want to ask a couple questions and let him go. Suzaku instead takes this as a hostile attack and begins belligerently attacking Jeremiah with nonsensical words before making an extremely annoying and incredibly indescribable noise. It's a vuvuezela. For which Jeremiah immediately decides, fuck it, execute him.
Kallen's Mother (her actual one from the show) is especially eccentric. She accuses stepladders and vases of attacking her. And then she teaches them violent lessons in pain.
Dying Moment of Awesome: Jeremiah's "death" at the end of episode 10 is way more badass than in the original show. And this might actually be a death, seeing as purpleeyeswtf neglected to include the footage of him surviving...
"NOW, IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME, I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL!"
Shown to be at least a temporary death, as he ended up in the realm of reaped souls in the Soul Eater one-shot, but the ending implies he came back to life.
Extreme Omnivore: Suzaku. He's been known to consume plastic, cyanide, glass, crayons, and lighter fluid, among other things. And silverware. And a whole end table.
Felony Misdemeanor: Played for Laughs. Seems to be the code of conduct for all of purpleeyes's works. It's perfectly acceptable and forgivable to stab people, shoot people, lie to people, manipulate people, sexually harass people, insult the dignity of people (note that "people" can include your own friends). But don't you ever ever interrupt someone; it's just rude.
Toudou was much more upset over the enemy cutting his cable than the fact that they killed hundreds of his soldiers and buried part of his group under a mountain. Then again, it isToudou.
Man of a Thousand Voices: All the voices are done by purpleeyes, and he does a pretty damn good job at it. Though some of the female characters sound kinda similar. Kallen (and one of her Moms) sound like Mickey Mouse.
Lelouch/One: We are the Dark Knights for Justice. Because as children we were nursed on the milk of justice, and as we grew up we acquired a taste for justice. Now as we get older we once again desire the taste of justice...but we cannot find the milk! So we go to Starbucks! And we get a coffee! But it's not the same thing! IT SUCKS! WHY DID I ORDER THIS!? IT'S TERRIBLE! And now you all understand what our mission is. And. What. We. Must. Do.
Lelouch: Like making babies from a candy! Mmm, candy.
Lelouch: Don't flatter yourself. I was just trying to bite your tongue off so I wouldn't have to hear your ugly face anymore.
C.C. is the only character in the entire series that has proven she isn't illiterate, which might explain a lot as to why why she seems to be the smartest person around (although it helps that she's also the only character who isn't insane).
Ohgi reads Lelouch's plans in episode ten but, considering that Lelouch can't spell (in English anyway), Ohgi might just be as bad as he is.
Ohgi is pretty reasonable, especially when dealing with One and his drug-addled cohorts...but then he finds Viletta in the dumpster. His blatant attraction to her (to the point of stripping her down while she's asleep) apparently takes priority over One's orders.
Death the Kid is the most reasonable of his family, but Soul Whatever shows that he's not exactly the smartest guy around.
C.C. wears the strangest outfits. Lelouch is repeatedly baffled by whatever disguise she happens to be wearing from episode 14 onward.
Noodle Incident: There are multiple references to an incident from Suzaku and Lelouch's childhood involving a Slip-N-Slide. He set it on fire. While Lelouch was on it.
"And that was the third time I tried meth." (Lelouch)
"And that's why I'm not legally allowed to use scissors anymore." (Suzaku)
The conversation the Japanese guards have while Lelouch kills their leader.
Guard: ...and it took a ton of hair spray...could you believe it? I had to run and get the hose...but thank god I knew were the ax was...banana shoes...
"Besides the years of stupidity I've had to suffer because of you people, you let somebody blow up a bridge right in front of you and didn't do anything." (Kewell)
Parody Stu: Lelouch. He's a prince who's also related toDeath the Kid and Alucard with incredible power and influence over others, gets away with stuff that can only be described as batshit insane...and spends most of his time just being a Jerkass, scoring drugs, blowing stuff up, and contributing nothing but menace to society.
Previously On: "Last time!" Parodied in the beginning of episode 5. None of it happened, of course...we think.
Psychopathic Manchild: Lelouch, mostly. He's very easily distracted. Despite driving the plot, most of his insane stunts are done on a whim. Lloyd as well.
Rapid-Fire Comedy: Part of what makes this series so different from other Abridged Series out there. It's rare for a single character to speak for more than a few seconds at a time.
Re Cut: All of the first 8 episodes were redone to meet purpleeyes' growing skill and standards. Some jokes were lost in the process but ultimately the final versions are superior. Episode 10 has a good example of an extended cut.
Mook: Well, basically, we're fighting a native people who's overthrown by our imperialistic government which is situated elsewhere. Our nation desires to maintain these various underlying colonies. In particular this former state has multiple resistance factions which ultimately fight for an independent sovereign nation. Meanwhile we fight to eliminate their unruly resistance to our supressive discriminatory governance. Therefore and thusly, we are all stuck...in a giant...team deathmatch.
Lelouch breaking every door he opens.
Sanity Ball: More than a few people get it, but, surprisingly, Lelouch seems to hold it most. He's often playing the Only Sane Man to even crazier. Which is often. Or when he's lampshading anything about C.C.
C.C.: I know you're going to think I'm crazy when I say this, but Mao has the ability to read minds. I know because I'm the one that gave him that power. And ever since I did, he's slowly been going crazy. [Cut to Mao] Mao: Oh my God, this Zune is great!
Tangled Family Tree: Even more so than the original series, since Lelouch's paternal uncle and cousin are Death and Death the Kid, and his maternal uncle is Alucard.
C.C: It's official. This shit makes no sense at all.
Mao: You know, I thought today was gonna suck, but it turns out I'm gonna find the girl I've been looking for forever and I got a new best friend. [looks through the window behind Mao to Shirley pointing a gun at him][Beat] OH JUST FUCKING BALLS!
Lelouch: That pussy's got my head's protection! Wow. That did not come out right. [falls into a bush] Well, this figures. I'm supposed to be chasing pussy but instead I'm stuck in the bush. [Beat] What is wrong with me today! [finds Suzaku] Suzaku, what are you doing here?
Suzaku: I'm here to kick ass. [hears meow] Now, let's go take care of your pussy problem!
Lelouch: Well, at least, it's not just me.
The Talk: In Episode 12, Lelouch explains to Nunnally what happens when a woman and a table love each other very much.
Those Two Bad Guys: The pair of soldiers from episode 1 have a tendency to pop back up every now and again. It's like a combination of Jules and Vincent on lots of meth and Harold and Kumar but with pizza bagels instead of White Castle.
Title Drop: In episodes 2—"Big Trouble", 6—"The Smell Of Victory", and 11—"Bears Are Crazy".
Unexplained Recovery: Jeremiah and Villetta are involved in a pretty horrific car crash at the start of episode 4, of the "giant fireball of death" variety. They show up later with nary a scratch on either of them.
Jeremiah: Sorry I'm late, you guys, car trouble.
Unusual Euphemism: Lelouch's mind is so warped from using so many that when hearing someone was going to be indicted (Milly meant to say "inducted"), his response was "Milly, that's disgusting!"