On Akito (The Character): I think it's waaaay too early to draw conclusions about his character. And you know, there a plenty of soldiers who do their job just because they like fighting, as Shonen as that sounds. Leila is my favorite character so far.
Eh, would respond but it's probably not worth getting worked up over. I'll just say I don't think popularity contests are good judges of quality, and that while Lulu might on some level 'care' about other people, that doesn't make him 'kind hearted'. More often than not he's very Machiavellian.
@Anbar: It's a bit slow, but if you like UC or SEED stuff and would like to see Geass Worldbuilding much better executed (which I do), I think it'd be up your alley. There's one or two scenes that were Geass-y in their over the top silliness but they were forgiveable. You can ask me over PM for more details if you're interested. It's a lot more like what I wanted the series to be.
Also, the more I watch the series, the more I cannot stand Suzaku. I dunno why I was so high on him before, probably his individual actions fadding as I just remembered the premise (or my idealized version of his premise). His whole "Zero's methods are wrong
" Spiel is so full of shit, like Britannia's methods are any better. He comes across as saying "Whoever has power gets to define morality", which makes him sound like he would've been a good little Nazi hung at Nuremburg for only following orders. (Ironically enough though, the Charlemagne Regiment, a unit composed entirely of Vichy French collaborators, was one of the last units to surrender at the Battle of Berlin.)