), 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.
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
abridger. The series is notable for purpleeyes's impressive voice-work (giving each character in a cast well known to contain
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):
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Recently it has become another progenitor for a new wave of abridging series, just like Little Kuriboh, known as abridge
s, with distinctive voice actors, fast-paced non-sequitur humor, heavy editing, and
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follow the mold.
- The Abridged Series: Erm, AbridgeMENT.
- Abnormal Ammo: One decides that Kallen's idea is a fantastic idea: A gun that shoots another gun that in turn shoots "chainsaw bullets".
- Abusive Parents: The crazy woman in the park from episode 9 tells her son he needs to get reacquainted with his father's nine iron. For frolicking.
- Achievements in Ignorance: Lelouch manages to corner Clovis in his G1 base without actually knowing how he managed to do it.
- In Episode 14.5, he manages to get a helicopter into the air by randomly pushing buttons.
- Which appears to run in the family, as Death the Kid managed to run (and subsequently break) the soul reaping chamber the same way. Despite the room not having any buttons in it.
- Adaptational Heroism: Mao and Lelouch are actually friends in this version. He did give Shirley a gun for no apparent reason and then tried to shoot her, however.
- In his defense, she was pointing the gun at him and Lelouch at the time, so it was self defense. That doesn't excuse giving her the gun in the first place though.
- All According to Plan: Subverted.
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.
- American Accents: Cornelia had a very deep Texas accent, to the point of almost be a Southern Belle.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Kallen discovers that her mother is on meth, she thinks back on the obvious signs.
Kallen's Mom: That stepladder attacked me!
Kallen's Mom: It attacked me!
- Ass Pull: Mocked by Lelouch in universe during episode 11 as C.C. distracts Suzaku.
One: Oh, of course, telepathy, silly me, and here I was expecting something that made sense.
- Audible Sharpness: That noble in episode one has a case of this.
- Also, episode 10 has a little Fascinating Eyebrow whiplash duel between Deithard and Jeremiah.
- C.C also scares Lelouch by blinking at him.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The previous leader of Japan◊. Too bad he sired Suzaku, otherwise he would have won.
- Authority in Name Only: Emperor Charles is shaping up to be this.
- Ax-Crazy: While there's plenty of crazy, the soldier trying to get some junk food takes the cake:
Soldier One: [aiming his gun at half a dozen civilians] I just walked a mile to get here! If I don't see a pizza in the next five seconds—
Soldier Two: Come on, man, don't do this.
Soldier One: People! I have killed before! And I will kill again!
- Bawdy Song: You will never be able to hear "Whole New World" with a straight face ever again.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: In-universe, Lelouch and Kallen seem to refer to themselves as having it in Episode 3 (though Lelouch seems to ignore it after this point).
- Berserk Button: Just try saying "Team Deathmatch" in front of Jeremiah. Just try it. See where it gets you.
- Big Eater: Suzaku. He can live entirely on a diet of crayons, lighter fluid, and Lelouch's best silverware. "Do you think McDonalds is open? I gotta get my Big Mac on."
Lelouch: That wasn't eating. I've seen eating. What happened in there was pure chaos.
- Bears Are Bad News:
We better get out of this cave. Bears live in caves. And bears are crazy
- Blatant Lies: The ending of the first episode, which is rather normal by Abridged Series standards, proclaims that "Well, look on the bright side...at least it can't get any weirder." It...does.
- Blood Knight:
General: Madam, we discovered that there is a tunnel below the hotel which we can use to infiltrate.
Cornelia: I hear you loud and clear. Let's fire a missile in there and be done with this.
Dalton: But, Madam, we found that your sister is among the hostages.
Cornelia: I hear you loud and clear. Let's fire a missile in there and be done with this.
Guilford: Let me at 'em; I'll f*ck 'em up!
- 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.
- Brain Bleach: Episode 14.
Lelouch: Call my therapist. Tell him he's a rich man.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Episode 10. "Oh, please, this series was dead long before he got here."
Ghost Nappa: I'm in your show, fucking it up.
- Brick Joke: Linked.
- In Episode 6:
Guilford: Hell, I stole your watch before you got in here.
Jeremiah: So that's where that thing went.
Guilford: Yeah, I lost it though.
Jeremiah: Dammit, that was a Rolex!
- Then later:
Lelouch: You see a Rolex I lifted off some guy yesterday? You'd better not be touching my stuff.
- In a later episode:
Lelouch: Suzaku, listen very carefully. I'm about to get seriously effed right now, so I need you to relay a message. Tell the girl with green hair in my room to NOT TOUCH MY STUFF!!!
- After meeting C.C. dressed in Lelouch's "One" clothes later:
Lelouch: Blargh! Who are you?!
C.C.: [unmasks] You really are a moron, aren't you? Well, what do you have to say for yourself?
Lelouch: DON'T TOUCH MY STUFF!!!
- In Episode 3, Milly says that Kallen is being indicted into the Student Council. Lelouch calls her out for using the wrong word (inducted vs. indicted) at the start of Episode 8.
Milly: But that was three months ago. And now all you did is prove to us that you didn't know both words at the time.
- Broken Record: Suzaku at the beginning of episode one. "Forever? Forever? Forever? Forever?"
- Brown Note: Old Madonna music videos have this effect on Suzaku and Lelouch.
- Bumbling Emperor: As expected, Emperor Charles has more than a few loose screws and seems to suffer from some case of senility. When trying to remember about Lelouch and Nunally:
Emperor Charles: What was I thinking about just now?...something..about...Japan. We're taking over Japan! Boooyah.
- Buried Alive: Shirley's dad. Definitely Played for Laughs.
- But He Sounds Handsome: In episode 6:
Suzaku: Who knew they'd put the death of Clover's murder on that stupid One guy?
Lelouch: That One guy sounds like A REALLY AWESOME DUDE!
- Butt Monkey: "Rivalz, die in a fire."
- Calling Your Attacks: Kallen.
- Captain Obvious: Shirley in episode 9.
- Catch Phrase: "Team Deathmatch!" for a lot of the characters.
- Almost to the point of being Arc Words.
- SEVEN MINUTES!?
- Caught with Your Pants Down: Handled the "Table-kun" incident with the amount of tact and subtlety one would expect from an Abridged Series:
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."
- Checkmated Mid-Sentence: In Episode 14, this happens in the middle of Lelouch's Trash Talk.
Lelouch: A bold move. But you're about to be eaten alive, my little guppy friend—
Lelouch: FUCK YOU!
- Purpleeyes said that Lelouch would've said this even if he won (joking that he himself does regardless of winning/losing), just with the line being inflected differently.
- Coitus Uninterruptus: Nina in the middle of her table-related activities is interrupted by Nunnally...she then continues seconds later with Nunnally still in the room.
- Continuity Nod:
Lelouch: Damn continuity, damn it to hell!
- Corrupt the Cutie: "It's gonna be a miracle if that girl doesn't grow up to be a psychopath."
- Critical Research Failure: In-universe with Suzaku (naturally) and his explanation of HD televisions.
- Cross Over: Multiple CM characters appear in episode five of None Piece.
- 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.
- Crowning Moment of Awesome: Invoked at the start of episode five and subverted by Kallen's singing.
- Dance Battler: Kallen turns into this in Episode 11.
- Deader Than Dead: Empress Marianne vi Britannia.
Young Lelouch: Dad! Dad! Mom is dead.
Emperor Charles: How dead?
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?
- Episode 5:
Euphy: Seriously, how are you still part of the army? I thought you had to be at least somewhat smart to be in there!
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—
- Episode 9:
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.
- Episode 10.
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...
- Double Subverted at one point, in episode 14.
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.
Lelouch: I friggin' plugged it into HDMI!
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:
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 slowly been 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
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.
- Driven to Suicide:
- Drives Like Crazy:
"Look! No hands!"
- Episode 10:
Liberation Member: Sir, for the love of god, open your eyes!
Tohdoh: I won't lie: I've been drinking again.
- Driving Stick: Episode one.
"Oh shit. This may be a bad time to tell you, but I can't drive stick. [crash]
- Dub Name Change: Zero is now "One".
- 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.
- Every Car Is a Pinto:
Jeremiah: If I'm back here, and you're back here, who's driving the car?
Cue fiery live-action car explosion
- Exact Words: This little treat from episode 12, after Lelouch has been informed that the group hasn't received any added funds since their last battle:
One: But Tamaki, I thought you said you were getting a lot of use out of our drug operation!
Tamaki: [speaking unnaturally slowly]
We should go to 7-11 RIGHT. NOW
One: [resigned in unenthusiasm] Okay
- 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 is Toudou.
- Foreshadowing: In episode 6, Lelouch says that his blaming Suzaku for his own actions will never come back to bite him. This statement is immediately followed by the words Epic Forshadowing flashing across the screen in big red letters with a siren playing behind them.
- Funny Background Event: "What are you all looking at? Is it that horse guy again?"
- Future Slang: Refrain.
One: Tamaki, I don't know what kind of lingo you kids think is hip nowadays, but let's just call it meth like everybody else!
- Gasp: Lelouch says "Audible gasp!"
- General Failure: The vast majority of military leaders in the series, on all sides.
- Gilligan Cut:
- Groin Attack: According to episode fourteen's annotations:
"Don't worry, [Lelouch] got shot in the penis. It's broken so it doesn't matter."
- Halloween Episode
- Has Two Mommies: Kallen and Suzaku. Kallen doesn't actually understand the concept of fathers.
Milly: Kallen, where do babies come from?
Kallen: When a woman and another woman love each other very much they—
Milly: Okay, never mind, it all makes sense.
- Except that Suzaku has at least one father, so maybe he just has no idea what genders are.
- Well, both his moms are dead.
- Hypocritical Humor: Nina and Rivalz saying that Suzaku has a stupid voicenote .
- Idiot Savant: Suzaku, the mental retard giant robot pilot extraordinaire.
- According to at least one gag, they need Suzaku to pilot it because he's so dumb that he's immune to pain.
- I Minored in Tropology: Doctor Jeremiah, with a PhD in Asskicking, a Bachelor's in Pain, and a minor in Women's Studies.
- Impractically Fancy Outfit: Issuing miniskirts to the women as the standard uniform. Made more funny because it shouldn't be a problem in the first place, since they don't impair running. Giant bullets shot from Mechas are another matter of course.
- "Practicality be damned, I look good!"
- Intentional Engrish for Funny: "All your drugs are belong to us!"
- Intoxication Ensues: "I'm tripping balls!"
- Intrepid Reporter: Camera 3.
Deithard: Hey, where the hell is Camera 3?
Assistant: He said he was gonna get some "action shots".
[cut to collapsing building]
Camera 3: [falling to his death] THIS-IS-GONNA-BE-THE-BEST-SHOT-EVER!
- Insane Troll Logic: Overall, this series is fueled almost entirely by this trope. Heck, it pretty much IS Insane Troll Logic.
- Lelouch all the time:
Lelouch: So, you are going to shoot me huh? Well, the only person who shoots me is me! [points a gun at his head] Good luck trying to shoot me WHEN I'M ALREADY DEAD!
C.C.: ...you are a whole new level of stupid.
Lelouch: Ah, but who is stupider? The one trying to kill himself, or the person trying to kill the person trying to kill himself?! [beat] That's what I thought.
- Suzaku is just as bad..
One: Suzaku, listen! It's me!
Suzaku: No, it is not! Because I'm me! And that makes you not me!
One: What the f***?
One: You know what, just kill me.
- Lelouch again:
Lelouch: If I'm out there, then who's in here...? [GASP] I'M MAGIC!
- It's Like I Always Say: Or Lelouch's mother, as the case may be.
Lelouch: Mao, Mao, Mao. It's like my mother used to say: "You can keep all your farts in a bag, but you'll never really appreciate the first time you let it rip."
- It Makes Sense in Context: For certain definitions of "sense" and "context".
- Lame Comeback: In episode ten.
Deithard: Oh, it's you two idiots. What do you want?
Jeremiah: You're the idiot. I am so good at come backs.
- Large Ham: Lelouch and Jeremiah all the time.
- Larynx Dissonance: There isn't even any effort to make female voices and it IS GLORIOUS. Though his husky C.C. voice does sound sufficiently feminine.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Suzaku.
"Cuckoo-cachoo, Mrs. Robinson!"
- Major Injury Underreaction: Even though she died, Lelouch's mother sure didn't seem to express much pain.
Lelouch's Mother: That smarts!
- 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.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: In "The Pursuit of Happiness", we get a crossover between Nullmetal Alchemist, Code MENT, Dangan Ronpa Abridged Thing, Soul Whatever, and None Piece. It's just as ridiculous as it sounds.
- Medium Awareness: During XIII-2:
Soldier 1: [a submarine flies toward them] Is that a sub?
No, didn't you read the caption earlier? It's a UVARD.
- Episode 8:
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
- Episode 2:
Lelouch: Like making babies from a candy! Mmm, candy.
- Episode 9:
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.
- Mind-Control Music: C.C. mentions that when she gave a Geass to Ke$ha, it made everyone think she could sing.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: "NO ONE CARES ABOUT KALLEN!"
- Never Learned to Read: Lelouch, Suzaku, and Kallen.
- 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.
- Not So Above It All: Many of the Only Sane Characters listed below have various quirks preventing them from staying completely on the ball.
- 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)
- Off the Rails: It's about as related to the original plot as the Tabletop RPG of Samurai Pizza Cats with the original Japanese abridged Source Book translated by a barely-literate Korean farmer in both languages in a session with a bunch of amateur noobs.
- Only Sane Woman: C.C. all the way. Kewell has this role whenever he shows up.
- Euphemia's pretty sane too. After that whole suicide thing, anyway—or perhaps because of it...
- Ohgi seems to know what he's doing. Also, though she's just the student body president, Milly is pretty on the ball.
- Death the Kid, especially in comparison to his relatives.
- Mao, of all people, is actually a pretty sane and rational guy. He's pretty friendly too.
- Lelouch seems to have been this as a kid.
- Oh, Crap: Deithard has an understated one:
Deithard: Has anyone seen One?
- Parody Stu: Lelouch. He's a prince who's also related to Death 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.
- The Password Is Always Swordfish: Lelouch mentions in passing that Suzaku actually does always use "Swordfish" as his password.
- 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.
- Rule of Funny: ...it's an abridged series.
- Kallen and Lelouch's inability to pronounce "Britannia" in the recut of episode ten
- Refuge in Audacity: There is not a single plot in the entire series that hasn't made extensive use of this.
- Robosexual: In episode ten, Lelouch's computer says "Thank you for waiting...my love."
- Running Gag: Team Death Match!
- Expospeak Gag: One soldier launches into a long and elaborately-worded speech about their military situation, which he sums up by declaring that they are all in a great big Team Death Match. Jeremiah shoots him for his troubles.
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.
- Say My Name: "JAAASSSSSPPPPPEEEERRRRRR!"
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Mao says this word for word in Episode 14 when a Mexican Stand Off between Shirley, Lelouch and himself goes bad. You know, as far as one can go "bad" when the situation is a Mexican Stand Off.
Shirley: Nobody move until I figure out what I'm doing!
- Self-Deprecation: After seeing a clip of None Piece Lelouch shouts "THIS IS AWFUL!"
- During the fake TAC awards:
Jeremiah: Here's a list of the categories we've won. "Best Stolen Idea Since Facebook".
Suzaku and Lelouch: HOORAY!
Jeremiah: Okay, that award shouldn't have warranted that particular reaction from you two.
Lelouch: Hey, I'll take them where I can get them.
Jeremiah: Moving on. The "Burns My Eyeballs Just Watching It" award.
Suzaku and Lelouch: YAAAAY!
Jeremiah: [as the other two continue to cheer in the background] Well, let it never be said that you two can't be optimistic.
- The introduction of episode fourteen has the tag line "Like Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, only worse!"
- Seltzer and Friedberg: Jeremiah is arrested for trying to kill them in Episode 6. By his own admission, this is not the first time this has happened.
- Serial Escalation: Think of all the shenanigans done so far. Purpleeyeswtf managed to top all of them in the first 9 seconds of episode 12. And it goes even further from there.
Lelouch: Getting kicked off the internet for this one.
- Shaggy Frog Story: Lelouch's...advice to Mao in Episode 15.
- Shock Site: "Hey, what's goin' on over here...? What's she doin' with that cup...? OH GOD I'M GONNA BE SICK!"
- Shout-Out: Like all Abridged Series, there are an absurd amount of them. Here are some:
Security Guy with Deep Voice: Attention assholes, anyone caught screwing with the old man gets shot by our very visible guns.
- Simpleton Voice: Suzaku.
- Sound Effect Bleep: Used very inconsistently. "Fuck" will often be said unbleeped one moment, then be bleeped a few seconds later. It mostly seems to be dictated by Rule of Funny.
- Spicy Latina: Viletta.
- Stock Shticks: Lelouch uses one to break the awkward silence with C.C. Then he says it several more times, becoming increasingly angry with each repetition.
- Stupid Surrender: Mao does this at the end of episode 15, even though he's gotten out of worse. It doesn't do him much good.
- The Stoner: Tamaki. Taken to an extreme in episode 12 where he consumed all the meth they stole instead of selling it.
- Take That: Diethard complains about how they cancelled Megas XLR so Cornelia could broadcast the Shinjuku Massacre.
- Lelouch referring to the complete script of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace as the exact opposite of clever.
- In episode 10:
One: Here, Kallen.
Kallen: What's this?
It's a flash drive containing the mix of all the best Owl City
songs for our journey to Shatter Mountain.
Kallen: But it says it's only 1 megabyte big.
- ...and episode 11:
Lelouch: Ohgi, is the robot okay?!
Kallen: I'm fine, just a couple of bruises.
Lelouch: Yeah, that's cool, I guess, but IS THE ROBOT OKAY?!
I don't know. The status screen just says Jessica Alba
's movie career.
Lelouch: Damn, that bad, huh?
- Episode 4:
Lelouch: [finishing his monologue]
...but you can call me...Adam West
Lelouch: Uh, call me 5?
Kallen: Oh my God, no!
Lelouch: Colin Farrell!
Kallen: Not that low!
- In Episode 11, listening to old Madonna songs is a Brown Note for both Suzaku and Lelouch.
- Episode 4 has a rather interesting case:
What are you talking about? I spent the entirety of yesterday watching the funny episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond
. [thinking to himself]
You fool! Everyone KNOWS those don't exist!
Lelouch: [thinking, filled with satisfaction] Like I was saying, you're a genius!
- Episode 13 has one for the iPad...sorry, "iPony":
Lelouch: These things are clearly too big for conventional pockets, and clearly too small to be real computers. What is the point of this thing?!
- ...And to keep things fair, Windows 7 takes the blame for some technological failures.
Lelouch: DAMN YOU, WINDOWS SEVEN!
- Another crack at Microsoft from Episode 15:
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
- 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.
- Tempting Fate: In episode fourteen:
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!
- That Came Out Wrong: In episode six, when Lelouch is chasing a cat that stole his One helmet.
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.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Jeremiah, in Episode 5.
Jeremiah: Let's hug it out, bitch!
- 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".
- Too Dumb to Live: Kallen and Suzaku.
- Lelouch forgot to put air holes in his helmet.
- Too Soon: Subverted in-universe with Suzaku in the flashback in episode 6, while Lelouch is carrying his blind and crippled sister (which was caused when their mother was shot to death).
Suzaku: Hey, Lelouch, hey, Lelouch, hey, Lelouch!
Suzaku: You know what would suck?
Suzaku: Being blind.
Suzaku: You know what would suck even more?
Suzaku: Being blind and crippled.
Suzaku: You know what suck even more?
Suzaku: Being blind and crippled because your mom got shot to death!
- 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!"
- What Is This Feeling?: Lelouch's computer asks this before referring to Lelouch as "my love".
- When I Was Your Age: For some reason, this seems to be the catchphrase for One.
- Your Mom:
Cornelia: Lloyd, you're our top researcher.
Lloyd: Your mother's our top researcher!
Cornelia: You do know I'm the new princess in charge of this area?
Lloyd: Your mother's the new princess in charge of my area!
- You Should Have Died Instead:
Dark Knight's Soldier: We've already lost Lieutenant Nielson.
Lieutenant Nielson: I am content. [dies]
Lelouch: Why can't it ever be Rivalz!? WHY!?