"I dunno. One of my first reactions to the end of the first season was how interesting it was that how at the start the Britannians seemed like Complete Monsters and Lelouch was set up as the hero, and yet by the end the Black Knights were holding school children hostage at gunpoint, Lelouch was laughing madly as he dropped a city on top of vehicles full of people trying to evacuate and then running out on the people counting on him while it was Britannians evacuating innocent Ashford residents and the racist princess Cornelia was going on about how Suzaku was a worthy knight.
The role reversal was really interesting to me."
That's more a matter of Evil Virtues
on Cornelia's part, not to mention her being closer to her military having been put through the discipline. Lelouch on the other hand was a secretly angry civilian who took on the role of leader not only with no formal background, but also a whole lot of secrets (and not without reason; would the B Ks
knowingly follow a Britannian, let alone an ex-prince?), and an extreme sister complex (to be fair, Cornelia did have a bit of a break down before she stepped up to battle). Lelouch had a bit of a failure to think straight; otherwise, he might have made an order to have Cornelia captured.
Also, even though she starts getting over her racism, she still has a whole lot of merciless, needless blood on her hands, ie Saitama and Area 18, which is no comparison to what Lelouch does, which at least tends to have some basic tactical advantage in mind.
"Lelouch might be right in his opinion of Britannia, but as noble as "rebel against the Evil Empire" sounds, I found his plans ended up being just as ineffective ultimately. As Zero he achieved precisely none of his stated goals (freeing Japan, destroying Britannia, making Nunnally happy) - they wait until he joins the system. He literally achieves more with Suzaku's methods than his own."
It was ineffective partly because Ohgi wanted to get in Villetta's pants. Zero Requiem only happened because he lost the will to live after said betrayal and Nunnally's apparent demise. It had even less chance of working, because the B Ks
were too strong. Lelouch actually had a powerful, legitimate front for fighting Britannia with the UFN. Even if taking over as emperor was a good idea, let the following sink in: becoming even worse than Charles and Schneizel, the latter who he allows to reappear with a huge impenetrable Kill Sat
. To say any of that is better is Insane Troll Logic
"Lelouch wants to destroy Brittania out of a grudge against the system and a rationalization over what kind of world his sister wants without actually trying to ask her what kind of world she wants(selfish motives). His method, ignite the flames of revolution in hopes of toppling brittania: no matter the cost(BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD actions)."
Rewatch Turn 7. He realizes he's been using his sister, who he fears doesn't need his help anymore to be safe, as an excuse, and really DOES want to get Britannia out of the picture for the sake of the world.
edited 9th Oct '12 1:32:57 AM by azul120