YMMV / Code Geass Megiddo

This page lists subjective tropes related to the fanfic Code Geass Megiddo

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Even if it is Darker and Edgier, it has funny moments, like drunk Tamaki. More here.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Kallen embracing Lelouch, after their escape from Pendragon. More here.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Cataclysm Over Paris being played over the recently decimated Pearl harbor followed by Zero's speech was pure eargasm.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: It really happens as one reviewer put it: "It's just getting a little hard to believe that their world is actually worth saving and stuff."
    • Technically speaking, Lelouch has claimed time and again that he's not out to save the world, but to destroy it and replace it with something better. In that regard, kind of pointless to destroy a world where there's only one evil empire as opposed to one made almost entirely up of tyrants and their warring legions.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Calares. Despite his being a typical Britannian and an incompetent commander, his more practical approach to running Area 22 and his disgust toward the Eunuchs, especially Zhao Hao, have endeared him to several readers, with several actually requesting that he survive Akai Yoake. His acknowledgment of Johann, in spite of their present conflicts, in Chapter 23 has only made him even more popular.
    • Johann is also fairly popular, both due to being one of the few antagonists to beat Lelouch at his own game (literally) and for telling off the much hated Zhao Hao in one of the most gallant speeches ever made. And like Calares, he too has a sense of honor, thereby granting him Noble Demon traits as well.
    • Charmelle is a major fan favorite. Besides the fact she, alongside Kallen and Alfred, is one of the "saner" Zero Squadron members, she's friendly and outgoing while holding to the knightly standards of her former countrynote . And that's before she gets into the cockpit of her Guren, where she is perfectly capable of mopping the floor with any opponent (up to and including Gino).
  • Ethnic Scrappy: Zulfiqar, which a few have seen as a stereotypical depiction of Arabs and Muslims in general; one reader from Pakistan even claimed the author as racist over it. The author has since put out a note that explains Zulfiqar is only representative of Islam's radical element, not the whole.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Suzaku's reason for killing his father (to keep him from killing Lelouch and Nunnally) inadvertantly draws in part from the Code Geass light novels rather than the anime.
    • Lelouch being a Britannian strategist during his time without his memories of the Black Rebellion has actually become true for Code Geass: Akito the Exiled.
  • Jerk Ass Woobie: Cornelia. She's arrogant, and can be nasty. On the other hand, the scene where she's confessing to Guilford about how she never got to apologize to Euphy for insulting her and her ideals (their very last conversation was Cornelia calling her an idiot for throwing her title away for "worthless ideals") is downright heartbreaking, and she's now a broken shell of a woman.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Along with Lelouch and Schneizel, there's also Joachim Rommel, who's based on the Trope Namer.
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: Despite the Nazi references, the story has a fair amount of German readers who actually enjoy the depiction of a Third Reich-styled EU, alongside the likes of the Afrika Korps and Rommel. The only common complaint is the author's horrible attempts at writing their language.
    • Not just Germans, but European readers in general love the Megiddo European Union, oft claiming their wish that the canon version were more like it. And though the titular arc has yet to premiere, Russian readers are at least appreciative that their country exists in Megiddo's storyline (as opposed to Euro Britannia) and have voiced their anticipation at seeing the Zhukovs and the rest of the Russian State Army in action.
    • More than a few Chinese readers have commented positively on the CLA and depicted Chinese characters. One has even point out that, despite the anti-communist message of the China arc, their portrayal actually fits Marxism's more heroic narrative, a la an underequipped but determined proletarian army taking a stand for the peasantry against bourgeoisie traitors who sold out for their own betterment. Likewise, Tianzi's speech in Chapter 24 was praised for actually sounding like it would have been given by Vladimir Lenin or Mao Zedong.
    • C.C.'s prayer before Pearl Harbor was a big hit with French readers and Catholics in general.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Devastation of Japan. Many of the Britannians that were there but managed to evacuate in time to the homeland are ashamed of what happened (see Guilford), while those that were caught in the blast and survived rejected their former country and their ideals, living peacefully in Okinawa and/or joining the Black Knights for vengeance (see Alfred and Charmelle). The Devastation also destroyed nearly all of the racism between the Japanese and the Britannian survivors, with only radicals holding onto it — many of the former Britannians call the former Area Eleven Japan now, and several have even started to have families together (see Ohgi and Villetta).
  • Narm Charm: Seeing Marianne taking over the mind of a lieutenant to have a talk with Anya. Her, talking in a high-pitched voice while possessing the body of a random mook may seem to be a good opportunity for a laugh. BUT IT'S NOT!
  • The Scrappy: Rikichi Shirogane for his racism, hypocrisy and plans to kill Lelouch and establish the Black Knights as a radical Japanese only group.
    • Suzaku was this at the beginning for his perceived idiocy (i.e. claims to "save the world" by helping Britannia conquer it), but this has been tempered recently due to his Sanity Slippage. You can't really hate a guy for taking a level in jerkass when the reason why is because he went absolutely nuts after the death of the love of his life, all while trying to pretend to be the best friend of the amnesiac former best friend who killed her while at the same time being completely aware of how much of a hypocrite he's become.
    • Marianne falls into this as well for her canon reasons along with her possession and manipulation of Anya, which many see as curb stomping a puppy.
    • The Eunuchs are all looked upon as utter scum for their constant abuse of power, but of their number, Zhao Hao stands out all the way all the way. More or less expected given his status as a pedophile and serial rapist - his backstory even has him attempting to rape a much younger Tianzi, only to be repelled by Xingke.
  • Tear Jerker: Cornelia's confession to Guilford about how she never got to apologize to Euphie for yelling at her in their last conversation. Much as a bitch as Cornelia is, it's hard not to feel sorry for her, given how broken she's become.
  • What an Idiot: A few factions believe that they can control Lelouch/Zero (depending on whether or not they know they're the same person) for their own ends... ... ... ... HA.
  • The Woobie: Poor, poor Anya.