There's definitely worse ways to go about things. Like, say, ZR. He abandoned his responsibility to the world.
@Mad Skillz: If that's the case, Villetta, Ohgi, Cornelia, etc. didn't deserve their good ending. They either sabotaged him or did even worse and truly needless atrocities.
ZR didn't happen because he wanted to atone by separating himself from Nunnally. It happened because he thought he already lost her, on top of everything else (Shirley, the Black Knights turning on him, Kallen nearly going down with him). He had a death wish.
He would have had his hands full enough if he were to stay alive to help reconstructing to be with Nunnally that often anyways. Alternately, Nunnally could have somehow died instead along the way, leaving him without her. For added effect, have him take CC's code, and have him remain behind the mask for the rest of his life. That would be the perfect Bittersweet Ending
. Plus, he wouldn't be abandoning the dirty work of rebuilding the world, but would be helping with it.
@Drakyndra: There's no such equivalency between his dad and himself as Zero. He had helped set up a legitimate front against Britannia in the UFN, and did things more out of necessity, and with less severity than ZR. Had he been able to stay the course as Zero and with his original plan, he could begin atoning by carrying on with the reconstruction. ZR, by the way, was Lelouch in Not So Different
from Charles mode. Except again it was practically an excuse for him to die.
edited 4th Jul '13 12:00:24 AM by azul120