Nightmare Of Nunnally gets rid of many of the elements of canon Code Geass I like most, while retaining those I like least. In this AU, geass powers are physical rather than mental, and the Chessmaster characters receive less focus, so the primary focus of the story is therefore superhero/mecha action (although a Thirty Xanatos Pileup emerges in the last few chapters). Interesting characters like Jeremiah, Schneizel, Li Xingke, and Rakshada are Demoted To Extra, and most of the fights consist of Lelouch, Nunnally, Suzaku, and Alice curbstomping everybody else. R2's nonsensical metaphysics are more plot-central and less well-explained here. There's much less moral ambiguity here; Suzaku didn't kill his father and he deserved it anyway, and even Schneizel is clearly a good guy here. Oh yeah, and there's lots of awkward fanservice involving Nunnally. The series has its good points, but most of them are found only the last few chapters. This isn't worth reading.
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