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    Lloyd Asplund 
Voiced by: Tetsu Shiratori (Japanese), Liam O'Brien (English)

"You must make a decision. Abandon science to preserve your heart or destroy your heart to pursue science".

An earl of the Britannian Empire and the series' main Mad Scientist.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: He's not known as Lord Aspie for nothing.
  • Anti-Villain: Again, he works for the Big Bad and enjoys making deadlier weapons but he himself is indifferent to the war.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He likes to play the part of the remorseless lord scientist, but it's really an act.
  • Arranged Marriage: Plans one to Milly so he can gain access to some antique Knightmare frames. Later, she calls it off.
  • Asexuality: According to Cécile, he has "no attraction to the opposite sex," and in context, it's pretty clear that he has no more interest in the same sex either.
  • Blue Blood: An Earl.
  • Brutal Honesty: Never ever sugarcoats his opinions.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A brilliant and snarky engineer who's also a graceless misfit and loves pudding. See also Ditzy Genius, below.
  • Catchphrase: OMEDETO! (Congratulations!)
  • Celibate Eccentric Genius: Very smart, very quirky, and has no interest in the opposite sex.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His coworkers see him as over-energetic oddball.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Even in the midst of battles he snarks.
  • Ditzy Genius: Far more genius than ditz, but he still has his ditzy moments.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: He and Jeremiah attended the same academy. According to Jeremiah, Lloyd caused a lot of trouble because of his lab experiments, which Lloyd doesn't remember.
  • For Science!: He clearly doesn't care about the war either way; he's just a big kid making bigger toys.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: He isn't known by some as the "Earl of pudding" for nothing.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He doesn't want anyone to know how much he cares about those closest to him. At his best, he cares about his coworkers but doesn't show it well. See also Sugar-and-Ice Personality.
  • In-Series Nickname: Rival Mad Scientist Rakshata Chawla dubs him "The Earl of Pudding" — supposedly in honor of his favorite food.
  • Lack of Empathy: Happily and willingly divorced himself from his humanity so he will never again need to feel pain for the suffering of others.
  • Mad Scientist: A mostly benign version. Not evil enough to be 100% Mad Scientist, but too young and too quirky to be The Professor.
  • Manchild: His excitement around mecha, especially getting his hands on an antique, is positively child-like.
  • No Social Skills: It would be an understatement to say he's not a people person.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Stage 25 of R1 - Upon realizing that Nina's actually built a FLEIJA, Lloyd has a massive Oh, Crap! moment and starts screaming for both the Britannians & Black Knights to enter a cease-fire; with Rakshata noting that if it's got Lloyd that worried, it's probably best to do what he says.
  • Pet the Dog: Along with Darlton, he starts the Slow Clap at Suzaku's knighting ceremony.
  • The Quisling: Along with Nina, Sayoko, and Cécile, Lloyd pretends to be this under Lelouch's direction; they assisted Lelouch's Zero Requiem to achieve world peace, but as Lelouch would be eventually hated as the most tyrannical ruler in history, Lelouch has them defect to the Black Knights after they've accomplished their tasks to preserve their name after the war.
  • Say It with Hearts: Lloyd often does this when talking to Suzaku in the manga.
  • Slow Clap: When Suzaku was knighted by Euphemia, he was initially the only one to applaud. Notably, this didn't prompt applause from the rest (that happened when General Dalton started applauding as well).
  • The Smart Guy: As the resident Mad Scientist and Knightmare expert, he serves as the brains of the Britannian forces.
  • The Sociopath: Self-professed - he prefers to see humans as parts of a machine than actual people, interchangeable and replaceable. Later on, it's revealed he has more of a heart than he let on.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pudding.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In his case, light purple.

    Cécile Croomy 
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Deborah Sale Butler (English)

"Lancelot, launch!"

Cécile Croomy is Lloyd's subordinate in Camelot and one of the Lancelot's developers. She is a capable scientist in her own right, having designed the Energy Wing system used on the Guren Seiten and the Lancelot Albion. Cécile is a kind-hearted woman and a good friend to Suzaku, often helping him with homework. She also acts as Lloyd's conscience, scolding him for his unintentionally rude remarks or for treating Suzaku as a "part" for his Mechas. A recurring joke is that Cécile is a bad cook, though no one has the heart to tell her. It seems to be implied in one of the picture dramas that Cécile is in love with Suzaku and that a former love of hers died in battle.

  • Absolute Cleavage: In her formal outfit she's revealing a lot more bust than her military uniform.
  • Ace Custom: During the First Battle of Tokyo at the end of the first season, Cecile makes use of a Customized Sutherland outfitted with a Blaze Luminous and Float System to save Suzaku.
  • Alliterative Name: Cécile Croomy.
  • Anti-Villain: Works for The Empire but is one of the most sympathetic.
  • Badass Bookworm: Cecile is a brilliant scientist on par with Lloyd, and during the First Battle of Tokyo, she shows herself to be a fairly capable Knightmare pilot when she saves Suzaku and manages to hold off the Black Knights holding Ashford Academy pretty much single-handedly.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She saves Suzaku during the First Battle of Tokyo after Lelouch and the Black Knights disable the Lancelot with a Gefjun trap.
  • Cool Big Sis: She shows a sisterly interest in Suzaku, although there are hints her feelings for him are, shall we say, not entirely Like Brother and Sister.)
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: Cécile isn't a Lethal Chef per se, but she seems to not have any concept of what normal taste is (she puts jam in rice balls, and puts peanut butter, turmeric and wasabi paste in sandwiches. Together!).
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Inverted, as although she's very feminine she's not a good cook. Justified in that she's busy being a scientist.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She's the one who designed and created the Energy Wing System. Not even the Mad Scientists could pull that off.
  • Mission Control: To Suzaku when he's piloting; she gives tactical information.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Although not stated explicitly in the Anime, Cécile does indeed have strong feelings for Suzaku. Despite the age gap, Cécile confides to C.C. that she loves Suzaku in Turn 22.05 of the R2 Picture Dramas, mentioning that this is true "if we go by the definition of love."
  • Nice Girl: Even though she works for The Empire, she's right up there with the likes of Shirley, Nunnally, and Euphemia as far as being one of the nicest girls in the series.
  • The Quisling: Along with Nina, Lloyd, and Sayoko, Cécile pretends to be this under Lelouch's direction; they assisted Lelouch's Zero Requiem to achieve world peace, but as Lelouch would be eventually hated as the most tyrannical ruler in history, Lelouch has them defect to the Black Knights after they've accomplished their tasks to preserve their name after the war.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Averted as she is anything but shy with her normal co-workers (Lloyd and Suzaku etc) but is flustered by Prince Schneizel (likely because of the prince part). Her demeanor around him changes when he tells her he ordered the airstrike that almost killed Suzaku.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: On many levels, as she's gentle, softspoken and voiced by Kikuko Inoue aka the patron saint of Yamato Nadeshiko characters; however, she has the habit of disciplining Lloyd with physical violence instead of polite nudging, something most don't do. Then there's her... special cooking, and most important of all, she doesn't seem to care about Japanese culture. Which is Fridge Brilliance if you think about it; Japan was stripped of its culture down to its name, so it makes sense that she would have all the traits except the extremely cultural ones.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Few others have blue hair but this isn't a series where unrealistic hair color is rare.


Royal Aides of Britannia

    Alicia Lohmeyer 
Voiced by: Akira Watanabe (Japanese), Dorothy Elias Fahn (English)

Introduced in the second season. An aide to Nunnally seen after she was re-inducted into the royal family and swore in as Viceroy of Area 11. Though her true duty was to make sure Nunnally followed the Emperor's orders.

  • Fantastic Racism: Makes it no secret she hates Elevens as her every advisement is to assert Britannians control over them. She nearly starts a second massacre of it during Zero's exile by almost firing into the crowd after they don Zero masks. Suzaku manages to prevent her in time.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A glasses wearer and not at all a nice person.
  • Hate Sink: Less so than Luciano Bradley or High Eunuchs, but still a piece of work.
  • Jerkass: Putting it lightly. She's one of the most despicable Britannias seen in the series.
  • Karmic Death: Caught in the blast of the F.L.E.I.J.A as she was trying to escape to Pendragon in the decoy ship.
  • Treacherous Advisor: Tried to be one anyway, but Nunnally wouldn't be controlled or swayed to her way of thinking nor did Nunnally even trust her from the start. Even trying to have Kallen executed behind Nunnally's back winds up failing, although this was due to Sayoko interfering while Lohmeyer was busy escaping during the UFN's assault on Tokyo.
  • Would Hurt a Child: As mentioned above she almost fired into a crowd of Elevens, which included kids, without a second thought.

Britannian Army

    Jeremiah Gottwald 
Voiced by: Ken Narita (Japanese), Crispin Freeman (English)

"Orange? That is the name of my loyalty!"

A soldier in the Britannian army who was initially not supposed to be in the series past his first few appearances, he winds up becoming a more important figure in season two.

  • Ace Pilot: He's able to hold off four enemy pilots long enough for Suzaku to bail him out, and beats the hell out of Lelouch's Gawain with Lelouch being unable to land a single hit, until C.C. takes him down with a kamikaze attack. Then gets even more competent after he joins Lelouch: He evades several strikes from V.V. despite being in a weaker Sutherland, when stronger Knightmares present aren't able to do so. He fights evenly with Suzaku and comes close to killing him (with help from Guilford) without taking any damage himself. And he wins against Anya by self-destructing his unit to blow open the Mordred, then jumps on top of it and forces her to surrender at swordpoint.
  • Anti-Hero: On par with Lelouch thanks to his loyalty.
  • Anti-Magic: He gets armed with the Geass canceller.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Subverted. He comes off as very racist at first, but then he gets Character Development.
  • Ax-Crazy: Temporarily. When he wakes up early from his first cybernetic surgery, the sound of Zero's voice over the broadcast system sends him into an Unstoppable Rage, leading him to steal the Siegfried prototype mecha and rush break out of a research facility to go earn his first Moment of Awesome.
  • Back from the Dead: He not-quite-dies twice, and both times he's rebuilt.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: In season 1, Jeremiah was a talented knightmare pilot as well as an administrator. After being demoted, betrayed, nearly killed, "rebuilt," made into an assassin, and finally making a Heel–Face Turn to serve his prince, he goes all badass and no bureaucrat.
  • Berserk Button: Do not under any circumstances call him "Orange" or "Orange Boy" He...doesn't like that. Of course, after his Heel–Face Turn, this becomes much less of an issue.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He gains two of these, one embedded in each arm, after his second round of modifications.
  • Blue Blood: Part of the Noble/Pureblood Faction.
  • Body Horror: His initial cyberization is a gruesome sight.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Done deliberately during the Grand Finale, when he lets Suzaku/Zero through the guards defending Lelouch by calling them off so he can "take Zero on himself". In truth, Jeremiah knows what Suzaku and Lelouch are up to, and he even encourages Suzaku to do his part in his mind.
  • Book-Ends: In R2 Turn 13, Jeremiah intrudes Ashford Academy with intent to kill Lelouch and anyone who gets in his way. In post-R2 picture drama Turn 25.01, Jeremiah visits the school with Anya one last time to carry out Lelouch's final order and asks Anya if she wants to stay to attend Ashford.
  • Breakout Character: Was not planned to last beyond the show's first half, but unexpected popularity brought him an expanded role in the rest of the series.
  • Break the Haughty: When Kallen incinerates his Sutherland, nearly killing him as he ejects with massive wounds.
  • The Brute: He's this when first introduced, though he quickly devolves to an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain. He also becomes this to Emperor Lelouch at the end. In both cases, he's the low authority strong man. However, unlike most examples of this trope, he is a decent and honourable man and though he has little (relative) authority, great trust is placed in him by Lelouch, who even saw fit to let him in on the Zero Requiem.
  • Call to Agriculture: He's an orange farmer after the Grand Finale.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Averted. It's mentioned in Stage 4.33 that he has a little sister named Lilacia. This audio drama also reveals his connection to Lady Marianne, a fact that does become important later, but Lilacia is never brought up again.
  • Cyborg: He is severely wounded by Kallen and her Guren Nishiki in episode 10, but by the end of episode 11, Bartley's science team find him and they save him by turning him into a cyborg (also in hope that they could replicate C.C.'s powers). It seems that a large portion of the left side of his body is now mechanical.
  • Determinator: Can match (or possibly even beat) Kallen in this category, as nothing will stop him from carrying out his loyalty, Nothing, be it having his knightmare explode while he's still in it (twice), having a skyscraper dropped on him, being dragged underwater to crushing depths, or even gefjun disturbers shutting down his cybernetics, he will not stay down for long. At first, Lelouch regards him with utter disdain ("Be crushed to dust, you relic!"), which later becomes grudging respect ("Your persistence is first-class."). Becomes an asset to Lelouch after the Heel–Face Turn, right down to obeying orders to assist in making his assassination look good.
  • Electronic Eye: After he returns as a cyborg, he has one of his original orange eyes, and a green cybernetic replacement for the other.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: With his geass canceller and cyborg enhancements, his training as a soldier makes much more effective.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: When Kewell betrays him and tries to murder him with the other purists. Luckily Suzaku and Villetta take his side.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In Stage 4.33, when he starts crying about his failure to protect Lady Marianne, Villetta cheers him up by lightly scolding him, asking him what his little sister Lilacia would think if she saw him like that.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: He and Lloyd attended the same academy. According to Jeremiah, he took the heat for the accidents that happened from Lloyd's lab experiments. Jeremiah is annoyed when Lloyd states he doesn't remember any of it.
  • Evil Is Dumb: Only gets true respect after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Failure Knight: He was in charge of the palace guard the day Empress Marianne was murdered, therefore he has felt guilty for years because he couldn't stop or capture her assassins. To top it, the later deaths of Lelouch & Nunnally (presumably, of course) as well as Clovis ate at him even further. And this triggers his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Freudian Excuse: It also turns out that his racism against the Japanese is because he thinks they were responsible for Lelouch and Nunnally's deaths.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Becomes this to the Britannians after the Orange Incident. He also becomes this to the Black Knights when he defects. They don't trust him because of his former support for Britannia and the fact that Lelouch brought him on board without consulting anyone.
  • Gratuitous English: A walking fountain of it, particularly in "ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!", indeed.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When Lelouch turned a trap on him in season 2, Jeremiah asks him why he's rebelling against Britannia. Lelouch tells him that its largely to avenge Marianne, his mother's death. Jeremiah tells Lelouch that he deeply respected and admired her, and his one regret in life was being unable to save her life. Lelouch then turns off the machine he was using to trap/kill Jeremiah, and instead asks him to serve. Jeremiah accepts.
  • He Knows Too Much: In the manga, instead of Villetta, he is the one that learns that Zero is Lelouch and gets shot for it by Shirley. He doesn't return until when it starts adapting R2.
  • Honor Before Reason: Subverts this when fighting Suzaku, telling him that he won't go easy on him just because he owes him his life.
  • Hot-Blooded: He was always something of a ham, but he turns full-on bombastic by season two.
  • Humiliation Conga: He gets one way early in the series, shamed, demoted, defeated several times, and not quite dies twice before he manages to regain his honor and dignity along with a Heel–Face Turn.)
  • Insult Backfire: After his Heel–Face Turn, when his former comrades try to insult him with the name "Orange," he takes it as a compliment as it was a name given to him by Lelouch.
  • Irony: He has General Bartley stripped of his position after disbelieving that Bartley couldn't remember anything about the assassination of Prince Clovis, especially since Bartley was supposed to guard him. When Lelouch uses his Geass on Jeremiah in a much more public scenario, Jeremiah finds himself on the receiving end of disbelief when he says he can't remember helping Zero and Suzaku escape capture. Another irony is that Bartley and his team are the ones who save his life before he could succumb to his wounds.
  • Karma Houdini: Very debatable from an outside viewpoint. In-universe, you'd think he'd be punished severely after all the things he'd done as Lelouch's lackey.
  • Large Ham: Even in a World of Ham, Jeremiah is by far the most hammy. In the first season's finale, his mecha literally chews the scenery's ground as he screams "ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!!!!" In R2, he has mellowed down a bit, but he's still quite hammy, especially in the Second Battle of Tokyo when he fires off his STORM OF LOYALTY.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His 2nd season return. "Look out for me, Jeremiah Gottwald, with all you've got!" Sounds like he's addressing the viewers.
  • Made of Iron: The very fact that he survived two incidents that would kill any other man (first he's roasted with Kallen's Face Palm Of Doom and then crushed by water pressure courtesy of C.C), and closer to literally after parts of his body are rebuilt using sakuradite.
  • Manly Tears: He cries in joy (Tears of Blood included, in a sense) when he goes under his Heel–Face Turn and joins Lelouch. And before this, he cries in the Picture Dramas when explaining his backstory to his subordinate Villetta Nu.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Empress Marianne's #1 fanboy. Later, her son's #1 supporter.
  • Noodle Incident: For whatever reason, he's not seen in the photograph of Villetta and Ohgi's wedding at the end of R2, yet Anya — who he is implied to have adopted — is. One could assume that it had something to do with his and Villetta's relationship, given everything that's happened. Awkwardness?
  • Not So Different: Near the end of R2, Jeremiah and Sayoko have a conversation about how they both carry Undying Loyalty to Lelouch because of chivalry.
  • Now What?: Implied at the end of R2. With Lelouch dead and the Britannian Empire being reformed, Jeremiah has nothing left for his Undying Loyalty other than to live out the rest of his life in peace. Though he seems happy of his life as an orange farmer with Anya, his lack of presence at Villetta's wedding and him accompanying Anya to Ashford in Turn 25.01 solely for her sake & to tribute to Lelouch implies that he feels that he doesn't belong in the lives of the other characters.
  • Parental Substitute: He is implied to become Anya's caretaker or adoptive father in the end.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Despite being the leader of the Purebloods, he does seem to have some respect for Villetta. In Stage 4.33, he promises to Villetta that even with her different lineage, he'll submit a proposal to the Purebloods to have her be a Baroness so she and her descendants can be of true nobility, which wouldn't be possible with the honorary title of knighthood.
    • In the Orange Peel audio drama, after some persuasion by Villetta, Lloyd, and Cecile, he decides to thank Suzaku for saving his life. When it ends up getting postponed by Guilford arresting him for the Orange Incident, he screams that he's innocent and he has to do something as he gets taken away. Near the end of R2, he gets to deliver his gratitude to Suzaku and notes that they have a strange relationship.
    • In post-R2 picture drama Turn 25.01, though it's never explicitly stated, it's quite obvious that he's lonely. At the end, however, he asks Anya if she wants to stay at Ashford, even though this would mean that he would be alone. Not only did he visit Ashford Academy to carry out Lelouch's last order, but also give Anya a chance at having a normal life. Anya seems to catch on, as she turns it down and chooses to stay with him, citing that she has memories of Ashford to stay with.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: The point in his second cyborg upgrade was for him to take over Rolo's job of assassinating Lelouch. Instead, he joined him.
  • Redemption Promotion: The series for him was one string of losses until he joined Lelouch's side. Then he gets shit done.
  • Retired Badass: After showing some insane awesomeness in the big final battle, the time skip at the end of the episode shows him having left the military to run an orange plantation, with Anya either as help or as family.
  • Sanity Slippage: He's kept as an experimental subject during the latter half of the first season. This causes his emotional stability to drastically plummet during the R1 finale. Ironically, this causes his ham to grow even larger. ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!!
  • Ship Tease: A few circles in the fanbase like to believe that Jeremiah's talk with an injured Sayoko at her bedside about how they are both loyal to Lelouch out of chivalry is this.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: He acts like a massive Jerkass in the first four episodes, but inside, he's devastated for being unable to protect Marianne and her children.
  • Starter Villain: His original role in the series was to simply be an obstacle in the first couple episodes, then die in humiliation.
  • Sycophantic Servant: A rare subversion. His loyalty to Lelouch is genuine and well-earned, so Jeremiah is treated with much greater respect by Lelouch after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: From the "Orange incident" onward until R2 13, his goal is to bring Zero to justice.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Well dark-blue.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After losing everything, including parts of his own body early in season one, things start looking up for him in season two.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After kicking total ass in the first season finale, he comes back with even more badassness. He's an essentially bulletproof cyborg, is more than capable of dodging melee attacks with sidesteps and flips, has fighting skills to rival Sayoko, has a sword that comes out of his arm, and Geasses don't work on him. If that fails to impress, he also manages to move his cyborg body despite the fact that he's standing right next to a Gefjun Disturber (EMP device that works against Sakuradite, a substance that is a part of his cyborg body) through sheer willpower alone.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the end of the show, he's taken a few levels of humility. In the end, it's heavily implied he adopted Anya, and the two of them live simple lives tending an orange farm implied to be in Florida or somewhere near there — far from the main settings of the show... and it's also heavily implied with his absence at Villetta's wedding and Turn 25.01 that he feels lonely in life.
  • Troubled Sympathetic Bigot: He wrongly believes the Japanese killed Lelouch and Nunnally. As such, he's extremely racist when first introduced. He drops the racism when he learns the truth, and even gets a Ship Tease with Sayoko near the end.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: In episodes three and four, Jeremiah forces General Bartley outta town in disgrace as penance for his lack of ability to protect Prince Clovis. With the highest-ranking Britannian commander now removed from the country, Jeremiah - using his authority as Margrave - assumes direct control over the military in Area 11 and installs his faction of Pureblooded Britannians as the primary officer corps. He plans to frame an Honorary Britannian (ala Suzaku) for the murder of Clovis, as an excuse to abolish the Honorary Britannian system (although in Jeremiah's defense, he really did believe Suzaku was the killer).
  • Undying Loyalty: Marianne couldn't have asked for a more loyal guard. Even after her death and even after his death and rebirth, he never stopped supporting her. This carries over to Lelouch (and to an unseen extent, Nunnally).
  • Unexplained Recovery: He's crushed under hundreds of feet of water in the Season 1 finale. He comes back in Season 2 with no explanation of how he survived this. Even before this, he's pretty good at surviving incidents that probably would have killed anyone in real life.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Particularly in season two; once he's pissed, you're fucked.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While people blame Rolo for killing Shirley and making Lelouch unstable enough to commit THE biggest mistake in his plans, Jeremiah also has a share of responsability in that since he once used his Geass Canceller without checking on his surroundings, which accidentally caused him to undo Shirley's Fake Memories about Lelouch and Nunnally. Had he not done that, Shirley wouldn't have mentioned Nunnally in front of Rolo, and Rolo wouldn't have killed her...
    • In the second Compilation Movie, however, he seems to actually check said surroundings, and is able to warn Shirley about staying away from danger, which results in the above events being avoided and essentially saving her life.
  • Villainous Valor: In season 1. He was a fearless pilot and reached Leeroy Jenkins levels of recklessness in the hope of taking out Zero. Particular moments include holding on in a four-on-one battle with the Purist Faction, taking out two enemy pilots at the Battle of Narita, and especially the Season 1 finale where he mows down an entire line of Black Knights and nearly takes down Lelouch's Gawain.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Twice.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • While hunting down Lelouch, he has no problem intruding on Ashford campus, and though he doesn't harm any students (though he does almost kill Rolo), he doesn't care if anyone sees him killing security there.
    • After defeating Anya, he holds her at sword-point. In fairness, she's a Child Soldier that is already treated like an adult, and he does stand down when he realizes that she had been Geassed.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A rarity in that he actually has blue hair in this series.

    Villetta Nu / "Chigusa" 
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Megan Hollingshead (English)

"I will not die like Jeremiah, stripped of power and honor., I will rise higher than ever!"

One of Jeremiah Gottwald's most devoted subordinates, Villetta Nu is a twenty-six-year-old Knightmare Frame pilot. Like Jeremiah, she belongs to a segregationist group called the Pure Bloods, Britannians who believe that Elevens and other Numbers (i.e., people of Japanese or other non-Britannian descent) should be forbidden from serving in the Britannian military or otherwise contaminating Britannian society. Although Villetta does not hail from the aristocracy, she hopes to sufficiently distinguish herself in the service of her country as to earn her family hereditary knighthood.

After Zero uses his mind control geass to ruin Jeremiah's career and very nearly Villetta's as well, she does some quick thinking and realizes that he must have connections at Ashford Academy. She hopes that by capturing Zero, she can bring herself glory and simultaneously redeem Jeremiah. But fate, or luck, has some surprises for her.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Almost all of her outfits give this, which makes sense, given her status as Ms. Fanservice.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Villetta's exact origins are never revealed, though she is darker than most of the characters. Her last name suggests a Thai or Spanish history. Many fans think she's of Amerindian descent. Stage 4.33 confirms that Villetta isn't of Britannian descent.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Her experience as 'Chigusa' is complicated.
  • The Baroness: The sexpot variety, and perhaps a literal one. Devoted to the military regime of Britannia and seeks ever more power for herself. In a way she succeeds by marrying Japan's Prime Minister Oghi, although she does have genuine feelings for him.
  • Becoming the Mask: Sort of.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Introduced as the first major character Lelouch geassed. The consequences of this encounter are far reaching, as is her relevance to the plot.
  • Dark Action Girl: At first, but it quickly took the back burner to her personal ambitions for nobility, followed by her amnesiac phase, then her relationship with Ohgi.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Or rather blue.
  • Easily Forgiven: Too easily considering she causes two tragedies, and the second completely changes the game for the worse.
  • Elephant in the Living Room: In R2 19, none of Ohgi's comrades ask what he has been doing all this time with a Britannian, who she is, or for that matter, question her credibility when she testifies against Lelouch.
  • Fanservice: Villetta's often leg-baring and cleavage exposing outfits certainly give way to many such scenes. She also poses scantily in a bikini with Shirley at one point.
  • Femme Fatale: A skilled Knightmare pilot and as deadly as she is sexy.
  • "Get out of Jail Free" Card: Cornelia lets Villetta join the Black Knights no questions asked because there are more important things to do than worry about a single soldier, and because there are more important things than lineage. The Black Knights however are alarmingly lenient, given that one would expect her and Ohgi to be questioned heavily. As a trope, it describes how in spite of her past as a Purist Faction soldier of the Britannian Army and later a baroness, her relationship with Ohgi means a ticket to the proverbial winning team, the Black Knights, and her eventual Happy Ending, in spite of no actual redemption or atonement.
  • Glory Seeker: Her motivation is to distinguish herself for higher titles and status.
  • Good Costume Switch: During her amnesia phase. She let her hair down and wore dresses and hats.
  • Happily Married: To Ohgi, by the end.
  • Hot Teacher: Poses as a P.E. instructor during her time as a spy at Ashford Academy, complete with stripperiffic outfits.
  • Karma Houdini: See "Get out of Jail Free" Card, Happily Married, Playing the Victim Card and Spanner in the Works. Not only that, there's the fact that everything she did under Britannia was for the purpose of attaining nobility, and that aside from her affection for Ohgi, she never truly grew as a person.
  • Keeping the Enemy Close: Heads the OSI detail screening Lelouch early on in R2. That is, until he finds out about her relationship with Ohgi and blackmails her out of it.
  • Living with the Villain:
    • Villetta gets to be a popular coach and P.E. teacher in Ashford Academy and interacts with Lelouch and Shirley, admittedly she's watching Lelouch for any hints that he has recovered his memory.
    • Even more strikingly, Kaname Ohgi actually does live with her for quite some time while she's lost her memory after being shot by Shirley (or Deithard in the Compilation Movie).
  • Manipulative Bitch / Smug Snake: Attempts to use a distraught Shirley to expose and arrest Zero, even when it turns out Zero is Shirley's big crush, Lelouch. And quite possibly when she comes in with Ohgi and the Geass "evidence" against Lelouch, when she likely knew more than she was letting on at the time.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Family name: Nu. Knew; new. (Also "nu," a Yiddish expression — and several other possible (if unlikely) meanings.)
    • A few of the things Villetta Nu knew before almost anyone else — and then through Easy Amnesia, was forced to forget: that Zero probably had psychic powers, that Jeremiah Gottwald was innocent, that Zero likely was working with at least one student at Ashford Academy, that Zero was likely a student at Ashford, and that that Lelouch was Zero.
    • In addition, Villetta Nu has been remade anew several times (see also Heel–Face Revolving Door), thanks in part to her Easy Amnesia and Identity Amnesia.
    • Given name: Villetta — presumably from villette, French for village, also calls to mind both the words "violet" and "villain." This seems a fitting reflection of the two aspects of her personality.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Moreso than the other examples in the series, but in her case she seems to do it deliberately.
  • Pet the Dog: In an audio drama, she's part of the group encouraging Jeremiah to thank Suzaku for saving his life in Stage 5.
  • Playing the Victim Card: Claims during the final episode that she just wanted somewhere to belong, even though her past was part of the Britannian Purist Faction. Potentially also when she, alongside Ohgi, testifies against Lelouch on account of Geass leading up to the Black Knights' betrayal, even though she had earlier been keeping surveillance over Lelouch on behalf of Britannia as part of an attempt to keep him from his rebellion alongside the Black Knights, specifically because she couldn't be affected by Geass anymore and may have known more than what she was letting on.
  • Plot Armor: Lelouch had at least 3 means to kill her way back in the second episode and enough reason to do so as it was at that point alone. Also when she is saved by Ohgi and nursed to health after Shirley shoots her and flees in distress after being goaded into turning Lelouch in to her, and one season later, when she dives in to shield Ohgi from hitting the bottom of the waterfall alone, leading to the improbable survival of both.
  • Pregnant Badass: Manages to avoid capture when Lelouch takes over the world with Cornelia's rebellious group while pregnant with hers and Ohgi's kid. To be fair, however, she was only in the first couple months (thought with a mild baby bump in the Grand Finale), and had a decent head-start.
  • Retired Monster: She's spent her life manipulating and blackmailing her way to attain nobility, and that's before taking into account that she was part of the Britannian Purist Faction. By the end of the series, she's Happily Married with Ohgi and has never made any attempt at actual redemption or atonement.
  • Rule of Sexy: At least as the series progresses. Even by Code Geass standards, she's dressed in ludicrously skimpy outfits. (And in one infamous scene, simply forgets she's naked.) For more information, see Stripperific, below. See also Ms. Fanservice.
  • Sexy Secretary: To Jeremiah in the beginning of the series.
  • Spanner in the Works: Quite possibly the biggest one barring Suzaku, and we can be sure she's the worst since Suzaku at least paid—willingly no less—for his crimes. Is responsible (directly or otherwise) for the following: finding out Zero's identity as Lelouch, Shirley's eventual memory wipe in the first season, shooting Ohgi during the Black Rebellion which leads the regiment of the Black Knights watching over Ashford into chaos which also is the arguable cause of V.V. kidnapping Nunnally, leading a Britannian spy unit in watching over Lelouch in the subsequent year to see that he hasn't recovered his memories, and later convincing Ohgi and the Black Knights to betray Lelouch via her (arguably deceptively cursory) testimonial on Geass, which causes Rolo's Heroic Sacrifice note  and also ultimately leads to the Zero Requiem. All the while she ends up joining the Black Knights and is Happily Married with Ohgi. All of this makes her something even worse: a two-faced Spanner in the Works, who screws Lelouch over on both sides.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Ohgi and her. They fall in love when he finds her suffering from amnesia, to then become enemies when she regains her memories. Subverted since in the end, both survived and got Happily Married.
  • Static Character: Aside from her being with Oghi, her character never changes.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Very hot. Very tall.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Could explain how hard and how permanently she fell for Oghi.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Snitches on Lelouch more than once.
  • Stripperiffic: Not on the battlefield, but in her guise as spy at Ashford. For more details, see Rule of Sexy, above. See also Ms. Fanservice, above.
  • Tareme Eyes: In her "Chigusa" persona.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Can be considered one, in that even though it was because of Lelouch sneaking under her watch while she was heading surveillance that Ohgi was alive, she leads Ohgi to betray Lelouch based on Geass, which she might have been aware wasn't as all-powerful as was suggested there given her earlier post.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In a more contrarian sense. By the time she snitches, she's no longer with the opposing team; she just seems to have it in for Lelouch.
  • Vapor Wear: See also Rule of Sexy and Stripperiffic, above.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The same Picture Drama that talks about Jeremiah's devotion to Marianne mentions that her main motivation is taking care of her younger brothers; they're never mentioned after this, and she switches over to purely selfish motives.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Often wears pantless outfits, such as skirts or simply leotards, combined with thigh-high boots.

    Kewell Soresi 
Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)

Another member of the Purists, and by far the most blatantly racist.

  • Fantastic Racism: Even compared to Villetta and Jeremiah, his stands out.
  • Flat Character: All we really know about him is that he is a Purist and a racist.
  • Karmic Death: For all his racist mindset, he ends up getting killed off by Kallen, an Eleven (granted half-Britannian, but still).
  • Mauve Shirt: Appears in a few episodes, gets some minor characterization, and is then unceremoniously killed off by Kallen.
  • This Cannot Be!: His reaction to Kallen destroying his Knightmare.

    Gilbert G.P. Guilford 
Voiced by: Yoshiyuki Kono (Japanese), Roger Craig Smith (English)

"My justice is with my princess!"

Personal knight of Second Princess Cornelia li Britannia with unwavering devotion to his princess and piloting skill matching Kyoshiro Tohdoh.

  • Anti-Villain: The Noble variant. He doesn't have good thoughts about Zero's supporters, but he learns to accept Suzaku and he is one of few Britannian officers above any personal ambitions.
  • Bodyguard Crush: On Princess Cornelia.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Sort of, Lelouch uses his Geass to make Guliford believe that he is Cornelia, this makes him fight against Britannia.
  • Co-Dragons: To Cornelia, with Darlton.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Takes over for both of them when Darlton is killed and Cornelia goes AWOL.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Despite his personal traits, he deserved that something good finally happened to him.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Believing that Lelouch is Cornelia, he pushed him out of FLEIJA range.
  • Honor Before Reason: Used against him by Zero. He even states that he would continue to use honorable means even against evil that cannot be defeated by them.
  • Karma Houdini: Possibly. He was a willing accessory to the tyranny and corruption of Britannia and many of the associated conflicts within the show, thus serving as an obstacle to freedom, even if it was all strictly in the service of the crown. Nonetheless, he survives and gets to enjoy that very same freedom at the end of the show with the princess he serves, Cornelia, even though things became rough near the end.
  • Knight Templar: He is not kind for those who he consider as terrorists. And judging from the second SAZ where he suggested gunning down the Japanese civilians in the case of a rebellion, he can also be downright ruthless.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: To the core. When Geass forced him to believe that Lelouch is Cornelia he attacked Britannians to protect him.
  • Sempai/Kohai: In R2, he tries to play the mentor role to Suzaku, specifically saying that even though Suzaku is higher-ranked as a Rounds, he feels obligated to look after Euphemia's Knight in the same way Cornelia looked after her.
  • Tautological Templar: Like Suzaku, he is more concerned more with honor than right and wrong.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Darlton.
  • Unwitting Pawn: His honorable traits were twice used against him by Zero.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Him during the first Black Rebellion.

    Andreas Darlton 
Voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada (Japanese), Travis Willingham (English)

A general in the Britannian Army and one of Cornelia's most loyal followers.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: He certainly didn't deserve to die, especially not in the way that he did: his very last thoughts are about his guilt in attacking Cornelia, and wondering why he did that in the first place (a Geass cast on him by Lelouch), before being promptly murdered.
  • Anti-Villain: One of the nicer Britannians, especially since he adopts war orphans who might have been from countries he has helped conquer. He also considered adopting Suzaku to help smooth out his life as an Honorary Britannian.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Challenges Suzaku to a duel to prove his superiority in Nightmare of Nunnally, which leads to Suzaku evading all his attacks, as he considers him not worth fighting.
  • Cassandra Truth: He was the first to suspect that Zero may be working from a personal grudge against the royal family, but Cornelia dismissed it on the grounds that it's only natural to target the enemy commander. As she lays defeated at Zero's mercy and learns who was behind the mask, she mentions that Darlton was right.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Quite excited by the prospect of seeing Cornelia in a swimsuit, but doesn't try to peek in on her while she's changing into it.
  • Co-Dragons: To Cornelia, with Guilford.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's not exactly evil, per se; just on the bad guy's side. He's a very good man (one of the few truly non-racist characters) who has been shown to defend and uphold Suzaku's dignity and actions, treats Princess Euphemia's ideas with respect, and generally treats his subordinates and commanders alike with respect and affability.
  • A Father to His Men: Quite literally, since he's adopted five younger soldiers so far (the Glaston Knights). At one point Guilford suggests he do the same with Suzaku to help smooth out the rough spots in his knighting.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a diagonal scar on his face.
  • I Can Still Fight!: Despite having been shot by Euphemia, when he tried to stop the SAZ massacre, he continues to the battle for Tokyo. It helps that he's been Geassed.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His last words, after being geass into attacking Cornelia from behind so Lelouch can capture her.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Is the adoptive father of five orphaned boys.
    • Also, during Suzaku's knighting ceremony he (and Lloyd) are the ones to start the Slow Clap.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's one of the first Britannians to show tolerance and pragmatism in regards to the conquered numbers. He's also aghast by Euphemia's order to massacre the Japanese and tries to shut it down before it begins, but is shot before he can.
  • Sergeant Rock: He's higher-ranked than a Sergeant, but otherwise fits the role. Initially he mistrusts Suzaku, but once he proves himself during the Tokyo bay operation Darlton is much nicer.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Guilford.
  • Token Good Teammate: Like Euphemia, he fully accepts the Japanese (or "Elevens") as equals. Also, like Euphemia, he meets a tragic end.
  • Trouser Space: Hides a gun in his swim trunks while escorting Cornelia to the opening of Clovis Land. It ends up looking... awkward, to say the least. Arguably averted, as Guildford implies that he is hiding a pistol in his speedo, but given the racy setting of the episode, and the fact that he is fantasizing about Cornelia before the comment, it's possible that he just has a huge erection, and Guildford was just mistaken.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Killed by Lelouch after disabling Cornelia's Knightmare frame. Probably to keep him from interfering with him, given that the geass command to disable Cornelia was completed.

    Kanon Maldini 
Voiced by: Kozo Mito (Japanese), Adam Bobrow (English) Jalen K. Cassell (English, Re;surrection)

Schneizel's caretaker and right-hand man — public and private.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Gets more attention in the Lancelot & Guren spin-off, which puts more focus on what exactly he was doing during the series and what his role is for Schneizel.
  • Blue Blood: An Earl in the Britannian Empire.
  • The Dragon: To Schneizel, although we don't see a lot of the work that Kanon does, he is referred to as Schneizel's right hand man.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He becomes uncomfortable when he sees how far Schneizel is going with Damocles, when the latter is willing to sacrifice his fellow kin.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Not up to Schneizel's standards, but damned if he doesn't get results - he aids in sabotaging Lelouch's and Suzaku's meeting in Turn 17, convinces Suzaku to go into battle with FLEIJA to stop Zero, and also aids in the deceptive testimony against Lelouch that helps lead to the Black Knights' betrayal.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Schneizel.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't see what happens to him after Lelouch places a geass on Schneizel. But since we see Schneizel on the caravan heading towards the mass "execution" of all of Schneizel's forces, presumably he is a prisoner like everyone else.

    General Bartley 
Voiced by: Katsuhisa Hoki (Japanese), Peter Spellos (English), Dario De Grassi (Italian)

Serving under Prince Clovis at the start of the series, Bartley is fiercely loyal to the royal family, and is trusted enough to be involved in their various top-secret projects involving Geass and C.C.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: His death is unambiguously tragic, as he's mercilessly gunned down after all the trouble he's gone through, and realizes in his last moments that all he's done was for naught, since Charles already knew of C.C.'s existence. Even Jeremiah, who Bartley had turned into a cyborg, ends up sympathizing with him in the end.
  • Berserk Button: He's very grateful to Schneizel for sparing him from a court-martial, to the point that he snaps at anyone he views as disrespecting him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Things very rarely go well for him.
  • Failure Knight: He's mortified at his failure to protect Clovis (he was Geassed, so he couldn't really help it), and spends the rest of the show trying to make up for it.
  • Let No Crisis Go to Waste: Takes advantage of Jeremiah's severe injuries after the Battle of Narita to make him into a cyborg. Jeremiah does not take it well.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He's horrified when he realizes what's going on at the Geass Order, and intends to run for it, but is tragically killed before he can.
  • The Scapegoat: Jeremiah suspects him of treachery, since he left Clovis unguarded (which led to his assassination) and then claimed he couldn't remember doing so. As a result, he's stripped of his command and taken back to the homeland for trial. Schneizel apparently pardons him and brings him back to serve under him, for which Bartley is very grateful.
  • Token Good Teammate: He seems a decent, honorable man who's just stuck serving the wrong people. After his death, Jeremiah seems to take the opinion that he would probably have changed sides like him had he known the truth.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the royal family in general, but Clovis in particular. His last words are him calling out to Clovis in regret for failing him. Jeremiah respects him after his death because of his loyalty, which is clearly the trait he himself most values.

    Royal Guard Commander

"You insubordinate little... That's an order! Didn't you swear your loyalty and life to Britannia?"

A ruthless Britannian general, he is introduced as Suzaku Kururugi's commanding officer. He is placed in charge with recapturing C.C., and ends up in a confrontation with Lelouch which inadvertently kickstarts the entire plot.

  • Asshole Victim: Lelouch's first victim couldn't have been more deserving.
  • Death by Irony: His sick devotion to Brittannia pretty much led to him and his soldiers killing themselves under the orders of (former) royalty.
    "Happily, your highness!"
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He guns Suzaku down for questioning his orders to execute Lelouch.
  • General Ripper: Par for the course. See also: Sociopathic Soldier.
  • Hate Sink: He's an absolutely loathsome man who's main purpose is to tip Lelouch's hatred for the Brittanian Empire past the tipping point.
  • He Knows Too Much: Likely his real reason for wanting to kill Lelouch.
  • Kangaroo Court: Unilaterally decides that Lelouch, a Britannian student, must be in league with the terrorists, and is deserving of execution. Then he decides to gun down Suzaku, his own subordinate, for having the gall to suggest that he might be jumping to conclusions.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His ruthless actions inadvertently lead to Lelouch acquiring Geass.
  • No Name Given: He has a significant impact in his short screentime, but he's only in the first episode and never identified by name.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: In his short screentime, he manages to be one of the most racist Britannians in the show.
  • Red Shirt: Even though he gets the ball rolling, he doesn't even live long enough to be given a name, let alone any background.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He's only in the first episode, but manages to get the entire plot going. His actions allow C.C. to form her contract with Lelouch, and his ruthless behavior cements Lelouch's opinion of Britannia.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: He certainly comes off as this.
  • Stupid Evil: He really should have accepted Lelouch's word that he wasn't a terrorist, especially with Suzaku vouching for him. Instead, he tries to kill Suzaku for questioning him, before turning his guns on Lelouch.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's heard gunning down a crying infant off-screen during the Shinjuku massacre.

"This individual called Alice loves the individual called Nunnally"

A character unique to Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally, in which she's Nunnally's best friend. She is also a member of the Britannian Special Honorary Foreign Legion, a group of pilots with Geass skills who came from the numbered areas. Her mission is both to observe Nunnally and to capture the mysterious Mark Nemo — unaware that Nunnally is its pilot.

  • Badass Cape: She gets one with her leotard suit once she accepts Nemo's contract.
  • Badass Long Coat: Used a visual cue for Alice's transformation into Nunnally's knight. In the previous scene she wore her Irregular uniform in a cell and was an emotional wreck. In the next scene she's tall, proud, and wearing the long coat.
  • Battle Butler: Becomes Nunnally's. Whether piloting a Knightmare or in hand-to-hand combat, this girl can kick some serious ass.
  • Becoming the Mask
  • Berserk Button: She has zero tolerance for bullying, which is what cause her to meet and befriend Nunnally in the first place.
    • Trying to harm Nunnally also becomes a good way to, at best, have skirt stolen, or at worse, get an ass kicking from Alice.
  • Best Friend: To Nunnally. It started out as an act (from Alice's end at least) as part of her guise as a regular school girl and soon became genuine until the end of the manga where its strongly implied to have grown into something more...
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a very sweet and caring girl, but she's still a Britannian soldier and a member of an elite unit. No mistake, this girl has the both skill and the resolve it takes for her position. Also, if you should threaten or harm Nunnally...
  • Bodyguard Crush: Towards end she becomes fiercely devoted and protective of Nunnally once she realizes how she feels about her.
  • Bully Hunter: Heaven help you if you harass Nunnally.
  • Conscription: Quite possibly; She lampshades that members of the Britannian Special Honorary Foreign Legion are numbers select from the Areas Britannia has conquered. Given that Mao ran away and that a special chip and drug are used to control them, its very likely that Alice and the rest are conscripts selected to be made into Super Soldiers or at the very least disposable soilers as sometimes the case with Honorary Britannian recruits.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She lost her little sister in a fire.
  • Defecting for Love
  • Determinator: Nothing and I mean NOTHING will stop Alice from protecting Nunnally or saving her when she's in danger.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Ripping the skirts off the bullies harassing Nunnally.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl
  • Failure Knight: Wants to protect Nunnally like she was unable to protect her actual sister. She even describes herself as Nunnally's knight and becomes her knight by the end.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Fits her personality.
  • Heroic BSoD: She suffers a brief one when she's locked up by Rolo for trying to kill him and betraying the military due to Nunnally set be execute soon. She bounces back very quickly though when Nemo comes to her to make a contract as did with Nunnally.
  • Humiliation Conga: Performs this on Ekaterina Sforza and her Girl Posse, where she rips their skirts off with Super Speed while calling them out for bullying Nunnally.
  • Immune to Bullets
  • Leotard of Power: Her second Knightmare frame outfit she gains after making a contract with Mark Nemo.
  • Little Miss Badass: A skilled Knightmare pilot who's still in middle school.
  • Living with the Villain: Attends school with Nunnally while keeping the Ashfords under surveillance and targeting her alter-ego.
  • Made of Iron: Because she, like all the Irregulars, has C.C.' cells in her body.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She does get the most fanservice moments of the Britannian Special Honorary Foreign Legion's members. The cover of one chapter even details her measurements.
  • Mysterious Past: Nothing is known about her life before she lost her sister and was chosen to be a member of the Honorary Foreign Legion.
  • Nice Girl: Despite being a soldier, Tomboy and Tsundere, Alice is a very sweet and caring girl, especially to Nunnally.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: She's just about as indestructible as C.C.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: Notes that if she were a regular girl, she wouldn't have survived being shot and falling off the roof of the hotel.
  • Parental Abandonment: We know literally nothing about her parents.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Alice wasn't too happy when Milly roped her into wearing a cat-themed dress for Arthur's welcoming party at Ashford.
    • She also wasn't fond of Milly's idea to through an "All Day Swimsuits Festival" due to the incredibly skimpy kinds of bathing suits Milly was planing forcing the girls to wear, which included Alice and Nunnally. Luckily Alice catches a break on this one due to the Battle of Narita.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Nunnally, though it may go further than that.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: It's strongly implied that she and Nunnally become lovers at the end of the story.
  • School Swimsuit: The outfit she gains from her contract with Mark Nemo is close enough.
  • Secret Keeper: At one point she hacks into the Ashford Academy's main server and discovers that Nunnally is a former Imperial Princess but she deletes the information she copies and chooses not to tell her superiors since she's be betraying her friendship with Nunnally.
  • She's Got Legs: Emphasized by her second knightmare frame outfit and her Dangerously Short Skirt.
  • Spanner in the Works: Completely derails Charles and Marianne's Assimilation Plot when she tells Nunnally that she loves her, and if everyone is one in Ragnarok then she wouldn't love another being since there would be no others. Charles had initially dismissed her since she was seemingly a normal person, but she ended up being key to his undoing.
  • Stock Underwear: Striped panties in her case, rather typical for Tsundere-type girls like Alice.
  • Traitor Shot: She gets one of sorts in her introduction chaptrr as she watches Nunnally leave her to go to class. This is the first hint that there's more to Alice than meets the eye.
  • Trouser Space: She sometimes keeps a small pistol holstered under her skirt.
  • True Companions: Her fellow squadmates in the Britannian Special Honorary Foreign Legion, who are like sisters to her.

    Commodore Matthew Perry 
The main antagonist of Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate, he forces Japan open on unequal terms using his Geass and oppresses the Japanese.

  • Annoying Laugh: Lelouch compares it to the buzzing of a mosquito.
  • Compelling Voice: He has Lelouch's Geass in this continuity.
  • It's All About Me: He's doing what he's doing purely for his own gain, and not for Britannia, thus leading Euphemia and Suzaku to fight against him.
  • Kick the Dog: Firing on his own men.
  • Pose of Supplication: His Geass forces people into this. He's last seen assuming one after failing to Geass Suzaku.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When he finds out that not only are the Black Knights fighting against him, but so is Britannia.
  • We Have Reserves: His ship fires on his own men, as well as the enemy.

The Knights of the Round

    Tropes applying to most members
Left to right; Bismarck, Monica, Luciano, Nonette, Anya, Gino.

The most powerful members of the Britannian army, answering to the Emperor alone.

  • Badass Cape: They all sport one from time to time.
  • Dwindling Party: Suzaku, Anya and Gino are the only members that survive the events of the series. Technically true as while Nonette survived as well, she left the group and joined the Glinda Knights before the series ended, while Suzuku's not exactly actively associated with Anya and Gino by series end.
  • Expy: Of The Knights of The Round Table.
  • Flat Character: They (except for Suzaku, to a degree Anya and Nonette, and to an even lesser degree Gino Weinberg) have no character development or much of a personality past "_____ Enemy". Examples: Luciano Bradley is the "Psycho Enemy", Bismarck is the "Noble Enemy", etc.
  • Informed Ability: The Knights of Round are stated to be the best pilots in Britannia. However, two of them appear for about three seconds before dying instantly at the hands of Suzaku and his Lancelot Albion. They get less screentime than some other Britannian Quirky Miniboss Squads-wannabes. While two of them avert this thanks to Expanded Universe material, the others don't really.
  • Light Is Not Good: Wears white uniforms and pilots Knightmares bearing the names of the Knights of the Round Table. They're not very heroic, however.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: When they end up fighting a ninth-generation Knightmare Frame, two of them get killed instantly, like average grunts.
  • Theme Naming: Their Knightmares are actually named after members of the Arthurian Round Table (Tristan, Percival, etc.)
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Thanks to the new time slot and reduced episodes they end up becoming useless fodder for the rebellion. Only Bismarck, Suzaku, Gino, and Anya got some time to develop, but even then the knights become irrelevant during the last episodes. Since Suzaku becomes the new Zero, Nonette joins the Glinda Knights and Ayna leaves the army with Gino, its clear the knights of the round are pretty much disbanded when the series is over.

    Sir Bismarck Waldstein 
Voiced by: Soumei Uchida (Japanese), Lex Lang (English)

"I am the only Knight of One!"

The Knight of One, recognized as the strongest soldier in the Britannian Empire.

  • Anti-Villain: The Noble variant. He's shown to be a decent, honorable man who just so happens to be The Dragon.
  • Avenging the Villain: He leads the Knights of the Round to remove Lelouch from power after Charles is killed.
  • BFS: His Knightmare's sword is so hilariously huge that its sheath has its own rocket booster. He later uses one on his person as well.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Even the blatantly superhuman Suzaku doesn't hold a candle to him in a hand-to-hand fight, to the point where his "Live" Geass kicks in and almost forces him to book it.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: His Geass allows him to see a few seconds into the future and anticipates his adversary's moves.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Waldstein misses Charles' death and seeks to avenge him by killing Lelouch, despite meaning he has to go rogue against the empire. After a short fight with Suzaku, he too is killed. It is revealed in Oz the Reflection O2 that he acted with the rest of the Knights of the Round under the consent of Schneizel, Cornelia, and Nunnally. You could say he is the dragon to Charles but the same applies to Schneizel.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: The Excalibur that his Knightmare wields is the most powerful close combat weapon in the series, slicing heavily armored Knightmare like the Mordred and Shen Hu like butter.
  • Large and in Charge: He's 213cm (just over 7 feet) tall and his Knightmare is about twice as heavy and tall as any other, barring the Siegfried.
  • Martial Pacifist: Believes that war should only be a last resort, and that war without principles is little more than senseless violence. This extents beyond just war, as shown when he breaks up an argument between Luciano, Gino and Suzaku that was about to go sour.
  • Power Limiter: His left eye's eyelids are sewn shut to cover his own Geass.
  • Undying Loyalty: Has supported the Emperor ever since the Throne of Blood incidentnote , and despite being Emperor and bodyguard, the pair are actually good friends.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considered Marianne and Suzaku as this, since they're the only two who posed challenge enough to make him use his Geass.

    Gino Weinberg 
Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (Japanese), Dave Wittenberg (English)

"Shake time!"

The Knight of Three, and one of the youngest Knights of the Round besides Suzaku and Anya.

  • Affably Evil: Despite being a loyal soldier of an expansionist empire, Gino is one of the friendliest and most outgoing Britannians in the series. He has no real malice towards his enemies, and at several points stops fellow Britannians from committing war crimes.
  • Amazon Chaser: Is smitten with Kallen in large part because she's the best all-around female fighter (i.e. both as a mecha pilot and martial artist) in the series.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Gino ran away from home at 16 to join the military because he could not accept the deep prejudice that ran in his family. He is shown to be one of the most optimistic and idealistic characters, however.
  • Back Stab: Certainly isn't averse to this technique, which he uses to broadside and kill Senba of the Holy Swords, and almost does the same to Xing-ke, who is shielding Tianzi with the Shen-hu, until Zero saves them both with the Shinkirou.
  • Bash Brothers: He and Suzaku function like this in battle for most of R2.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: One of the nicest, cheeriest guys in the series. And yet, he's an absolute monster on the battlefield and is frighteningly ruthless, even for a Round.
  • Bishōnen: Even in a series packed to the brim with beautiful people, Gino stands out (literally thanks to the bonus of being so tall), at least going by the reaction he gets from most girls.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Has a tendency to misunderstand a lot of things that are "normal", and yet a frightfully competent Ace Pilot.
  • Chick Magnet: In R2 Episode 12, the "Cupid Day" episode, he has a whole horde of girls chasing him down to steal his blue hat.
  • Combat Pragmatist: For all that he's Affably Evil and an Upper-Class Twit, once a fight starts, Gino is as ruthless as they come. Despite being an extremely skilled pilot, he shows a preference for ambush and attacking from behind, and isn't above tag-teaming.
  • Dating Catwoman: It's implied that he would like to have this relationship with Kallen.
  • The Ditz: Gino is incredibly naïve about how the world works and while he is the second youngest of the Knights of the Round he is in many ways the youngest at heart, since Marianne is sharing a body with Anya. He is seen to be more upbeat, cheerful and optimistic of the future than any of his colleagues and comes across as the most childish.
    • Subverted on the battle aboard the Damocles as he is clever enough to damage the shield generator on the Lancelot Albion enough to allow Kallen to fight Suzaku.
  • Enemy Mine: Kallen. He will attack Li Xingke because he dared defeat his rival pilot. Well, Gino would drop the "enemy" part at the first opportunity, but not "mine".
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Joins Ashford Academy to see what commoner life is like.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Gino defects to the Black Knights.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Suzaku, or so he thinks but Suzaku does Pet the Dog later on as the Knight of Zero. While Suzaku quickly kills off their leader, Bismarck, as well as Dorothea and Monica, he opts to simply disable Gino's Knightmare and let him live.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Becomes smitten with Kallen, who doesn’t reciprocate on account of him being an enemy and her being in love with Lelouch.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Especially with Anya as this picture shows [1].
  • Hypocrite: He calls Lelouch a coward for running away from their engagement onboard the Damocles, yet he's not above ganging up on an opponent with superior numbers, ambushing them or attacking them from behind rather than being honorable and fighting them one on one or attacking them from the front.
    • Also he refused to accept Lelouch's Britannia yet Nunnally's is seen as being the same as Lelouch's when he first started ruling and was among the loyalists who fought against Lelouch when he ascended to the throne and instead supported the Nobility despite their prejudiced ways, especially to the elevens.
    • He also ran away from home to escape his racist family...straight into the military which encourages racist practices as part of their conquering army status.
  • Keet: Cheerful, hyperactive, overbearingly friendly and familiar, and has No Sense of Personal Space. Even if you're annoyed by him, it's very difficult to hate the guy.
  • Nice Guy: Gino off the battlefield is one of the friendliest, most affable, nice guys in the show. He cheerfully hugs Suzaku and is very polite and considerate.
  • No Social Skills: Downplayed. as he's not terribly socially awkward, but in Ashford he's a ditz due to not understanding "commoners".
  • One Head Taller: He is a very tall man, standing a head taller than most of the cast. Best shown in this picture.
  • The Runaway: Gino ran away from home to escape his racist and elitist family and their treatment towards others they saw as inferior to them.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Gino belongs to one of the most powerful, influential, and wealthiest Noble families in Britannia with racist parents. He could easily lord himself over others like what many Noble families are seen doing but doesn't. He's quite naive about how the world works, and is fascinated by what goes on at Ashford.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: He is one of the best pilots in the world however his sheltered upbringing makes him seem very naïve and dimwitted at times.
  • Transforming Mecha: His Knightmare can transform into a plane-like form while flying.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Kallen hangs a lamp over this in the final picture drama.
  • Uptown Guy: With Kallen and the crush he had on his maid. His family wields unfathomable wealth and political power. It's implied by Luciano that his promotion to the Knights of the Round was influenced in some part by his family background.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Gino and Suzaku were friends but after Suzaku sided with Lelouch, Gino sided with the old aristocracy and later the Black Knights and is seen trying to kill him on the Damocles and when he is seemingly killed, congratulates Kallen on being able to do it.
  • White Sheep: He comes from a racist prejudiced Noble family and yet Gino is one of the nicest and friendliest guys we've seen.

    Dorothea Ernst 
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Peggy O'Neal (English)

The Knight of Four. Not much else is known about her, since she is killed in her only scene.

  • Black Girl Dies First: The only black character in the Knights of the Round is the first one to be killed.
  • Four Is Death: She dies about 5 seconds after we first see her, courtesy of Suzaku in the Lancelot Albion.
  • Informed Ability: Quickly killed off in her only on-screen fight.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Introduced and killed in the same scene, we didn't even get to see what her KMF looked like.

    Anya Alstreim 
Voiced by: Yuko Goto (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

"Memories are unreliable. There is no reason to believe in them"

A young noblewoman from Britannia, Anya Alstreim — the Knight of Six — is a fifteen-year-old girl with prodigious piloting skills, a staggering lack of common sense when off the battlefield, and quite a bad case of emotionlessness in regards to almost anything aside from fighting. In addition, Anya suffers from memory problems, so she keeps a blog wherein she stores thousands of photos, in an attempt not to forget anything anymore.

  • Ace Pilot: She's very skilled pilot. In the novels, she also served as Nunnally's Knight at one point, so she's likely a skilled fighter like most of the other Knights of the Round.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: Her Knightmare uniform which is basically a onesie.
  • Alliterative Name: Anya Alstreim.
  • Anti-Villain: She's loyal to her emperor and shows no mercy to her enemies on the battlefield, but she's not particularly malevolent like most Britannians.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Both her typical outfits.
  • The Beautiful Elite: She's from a noble family and is quite beautiful.
  • Blue Blood: She's a Knight of the Round and in general a Britannian noble.
  • Call to Agriculture: She's an orange farmer with Jeremiah after the Grand Finale.
  • Camera Fiend: She records anything and everything with her handheld computer/camera device. The reason being she suffers from memory loss due to Marianne taking over her body at points, so this is a way for her to remember things.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She's so lacking in common sense that she saw nothing wrong with deploying her Knightmare for a Cupid's Day chase at school.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: When wearing civies, she has a tendency to dress like this.
  • Emotionless Girl: Subverted, she does have them, they just rarely show. Once her memories are restored, she becomes more or less emotionally normal.
  • Foil: To Jeremiah Gottwald. Both have Undying Loyalty to their masters (Schneizel for Anya and Lelouch for Jeremiah), have events that significantly changed them (Jeremiah being rebuilt into a cyborg from near-death and Anya being implanted Marianne's memories when she was killed), and have German-sounding names, but their temperaments contrast (Jeremiah is a Large Ham whilst Anya is an Emotionless Girl). Naturally, both are with each other by the end of the series.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Quite a lot. Specifically, during the prologue of episode 12 of R2, Villetta is seen glancing at a dossier of both Gino and Anya. In contrast to Gino's file, almost all of Anya's has been redacted. Turns out being involved with Marianne's assassination commands a pretty high-security clearance. Then there are the numerous casual mentions of her memory problems, that start to come to a head during her brief Knightmare engagement with C.C.
    • Her memory problems. It has been demonstrated that people don't remember what they do while under Geass.
    • For some reason, she has a photo of Lelouch back when he was a prince. Turns out she was at the Aries Villa and turns out to be the real witness of Marianne's assassination.
  • Give Her A Normal Life: After the events of R2, in Turn 25.01, before ending their visit to Ashford Academy, Jeremiah asks her if she wants to stay. She declines, saying that it's okay as long as she can remember it. It's implied that she didn't want to leave Jeremiah.
    • However, in the manga, since Jeremiah doesn't take her in, their relationship is non-existent and she attends Ashford with Gino.
  • Happily Adopted: It's implied she is by Jeremiah at the end of the series.
  • Improbable Age: She's the youngest Knightmare pilot in the Knight of Round, though she's only younger than Gino by two years and Suzaku by three years. Being Marianne's Soul Jar might have something to do with it.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Arthur takes a liking to her which she appears to return. It's hinted she becomes his owner after Suzaku's "death".
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Gained memory problems when Marianne used her as a Soul Jar via Geass. Jeremiah's Geass Canceler gets rid of it, allowing her to remember things without problem, though this presumably didn't recover all of her lost memories.
  • Leotard of Power: The outfit she wears when piloting her Knightmare.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's only 15 and is one of the top Knightmare pilots in the empire.
  • Meaningful Name: Anya means "mother". She's a Soul Jar for Lady Marianne.
  • More Dakka: The Mordred has got to be the most heavily armed Knightmare.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She doesn't have the personality but most of her outfits tend to show a whole lot skin.
  • Mysterious Past: Her security records have been redacted due to her connection to The Conspiracy, which is also why she can't remember anything. According to Marianne, she was a girl that was sent to the Aries Villa to learn proper etiquette. Since there's no indication she has contact with any family members or guardians, combined with the fact that she ends up being taken in by Jeremiah, it can also be assumed that her connection to her family was cut off.
  • No Social Skills: Her detached attitude causes her to lack common sense; she had piloted her personal Knightmare Frame for the sake of capturing Lelouch's hat, disregarding the fact that she was piloting her Mordred in a non-combat area and had aroused the suspicion of the military and the Knight Police, sending the Tokyo Concession into Defcon 2.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • After Jeremiah defeats her, she sheds tears, revealing to him that she has no memories.
    • In the novels, she once cries while piloting.
  • Older Than She Looks: Looks about twelve. She's actually fifteen.
  • The Quiet One: Likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: But her eyes are not entirely red; they also have more than a touch of pink, which makes sense since Princesses Prefer Pink.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: A pink-haired, red-eyed and pale-skinned 15-year-old emotionless Humongous Mecha pilot with Undying Loyalty to the empire and its emperor. What's more, turns out Marianne used her own geass to inject her own soul and memory into Anya, making the kid a spiritual "clone" of the protagonist's mother.
  • She Knows Too Much: Subverted. As a little girl, Anya was the sole witness of Marianne's assassination, but instead of being discovered and killed, she became Marianne's Soul Jar and had her memories rewritten by her and Charles.
  • Soul Jar: For Empress Marianne.
  • Stripperiffic: Her Knight of Rounds uniform, due to a massive case of Bare Your Midriff.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: What she turns out to be, in the end.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Anya is sent to assassinate Marianne in Nightmare of Nunnally.
  • Undying Loyalty: Loyal to Britannia and the Emperor. She sided with Schneizel and his faction when Lelouch takes control of the empire after "killing" Charles zi Britannia, seeing him as the legitimate of the two.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has pink hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A, in her Knight of Rounds uniform.

I have put my stake on Lorenzo il Soresi. I am giving my everything to him!
The Knight of Eight during the Mid-19th Century. She is featured in Code Geass: Renya of Darkness.
  • Cool Sword: It turns into a whip sword and is powerful enough to defeat a Knightmare.

    Nonette Enneagram 
Voiced by: Satomi Arai (Japanese), Peggy O'Neal (English)

The Knight of Nine. She only appears a few times in the Code Geass anime, and mainly appears in the Lost Colors video game and the Spin-Off manga Code Geass: Oz the Reflection. She attended the same military academy as Cornelia as her senior. Her Genki Girl demeanor disguises someone that even Cornelia is afraid of.

  • Ace Custom: Nonette pilots a custom version of the Lancelot Club. The MVS Lance Blades have been replaced by Sword Blade versions, the arms are equipped with Luminous Cone generators, and it wields a Jousting Lance, leaving it more suited as a Close Combat type KMF.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite her cheery demeanor, Nonette is one of the few people Cornelia actually fears.
  • The Cameo: At the beginning of The Awakening Path recap movie, she is one of the Britannian nobles attending Lelouch and Nunnally's departure for Japan, assumedly due to her relationship with Cornelia.
  • Canon Immigrant: Her KMF, the Lancelot Club, debuted in the Lost Colors game of dubious canonicity, before being canonized during her time in Oz the Reflection.
  • Cool Big Sis: In the "Lost Colors" video game, if the player chooses to have Rai join the Britannian's, she becomes this to him, even comforting him when he's upset.
  • Flat Character: Up to Eleven in comparison to her other Knights of the Round. She has two appearances in the anime, entirely silent and motionless, giving her no character at all. This is averted however in Expanded Universe material, namely the "Lost Colors" video game and the Oz the Reflection manga, where she is a major character and given more depth.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Nonette Enneagram, seriously.
  • Genki Girl: Described as a very upbeat and cheerful person, much to Cornelia's exasperation.
  • Killed Offscreen: Word of God says Gino, Anya, and Suzaku are the only Knight of the Rounds survivors, implying she died at some point during the final battle. Subverted with the reveal of her survival in the Spin-Off manga Code Geass: Oz the Reflection, which has her leave the Knights of the Round and join the Glynda Knights, surviving the final battle and being a member of the reformed Glinda Knights under Oldrin Zevon.note  This is further confirmed in Re;surrection, where she appears with the living Glinda Knights wearing the robes of the Knights of the Round, implying they have taken upon the role of the latter in the new Britannian Empire under Empress Nunnally.
  • Meaningful Name: Both her names have words for the number 9 in them.
  • Senpai Kohai: Cornelia's senpai in military academy.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the anime she outright vanishes after Lelouch's ascension to the throne, and is missing during the Knight's attempted Coup de Etat before being stopped by Suzaku. The Oz the Reflection manga explained that Bismarck ordered her to remain behind and guard Schneizel in their absence and that she is the one who saved Cornelia after she was gunned down by Schneizel, before joining the Glinda Knights in their attack on the Damocles under Lelouch's control.

    Luciano Bradley 
Voiced by: Atsushi Kisaichi (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English)

"Kill a man off the battlefield and you're a criminal! Kill a man on it and you're a big hero!"

The Knight of Ten and the "Vampire of Britannia", who participates in battle so that he can deprive people of what he believes they value most—their lives.

  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When he's first introduced he viciously insults Suzaku's heritage, mentions wanting to rape and torture Kallen and... says Gino is a bad pilot due to him being an Upper-Class Twit.
  • Ax-Crazy: Though Dagger Crazy (or Knife Nut) would be more like it.
  • Blood Knight: Of the "loving to kill" kind.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: In spite of the below trope, he likes to torture other pilots before killing them.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Though just as much because he's a jerkass as it is for pragmatism.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first scene with Suzaku showcases his Blood Knight tendencies and how much of a jerk he is.
  • Evil Redhead: Orange with a pink part in the center.
  • Freudian Excuse: He had quite the crappy childhood.
  • Hate Sink: For a show with Black-and-Gray Morality, this guy is determined to make you hate his guts.
  • Jerkass: Insults Euphemia in front of Suzaku, and mocks Gino's social status.
  • Karmic Death: The one who kills him is the girl he said he'd rape and torture when she was a POW. And the fact that he gets killed by someone else, underscored by his reaction.
  • Knife Nut: Carries throwing knives.
  • Light Is Not Good: His name derives from the "light" word, but he is not precisely a luminous character.
  • Lust: He has a major bloodlust to be sure but the sexual variety seems present as well. He made it all too clear he intended to rape Kallen while she was a prisoner. There is also the rather erotic outfits he forces the Valkyrie Squadron to wear.
  • No Social Skills: Not in a humorous way. He curses constantly, makes faces, insults and threatens everyone around him, treats his teammates as nothing more than tools or something to shoot at, and doesn't have a single line of dialogue that doesn't relate to mutilating somebody.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Luciano is viciously prejudiced against the Japanese, even by Brittanian standards and utterly delights in the chance to kill them during the assault on Japan out of a chance to sate his racism and bloodlust.
  • Psycho for Hire: Bradley doesn't seem to have even a single line of text where he isn't insulting, threatening or otherwise expressing a desire for hurting someone, and on two different occasions states that he isn't out for glory: he just enjoys hurting people. He spends every moment on screen being a jerkass, abuses his more powerful frame against grunts, uses his own allies as decoy targets, shields, or even impromptu weapons, and has his own personal Knightmare squadron so he can restrain and torture his opponents with impunity.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Killed his own father.
  • The Sociopath: People are just his stress toys, and he likes beating and humiliating those stress toys a lot.
  • This Is a Drill: His Knightmare's weapon of choice.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The Britannian Empire is actually decent compared to him. Considering some of them, that says a lot.

    Monica Krushevsky 
Voiced by: Yuko Goto (Japanese), Dorothy Elias Fahn (English)

"Justice is given equally."

The Knight of Twelve and leader of the Emperor's Royal Guard, Monica joined the Britannian Military at a young age after her father was killed by terrorists, and proved a Child Prodigy, becoming one of Britannia's Knights of the Round.

  • Ace Custom: Doesn't have one in the anime. Gets one in Oz Of The Reflection, the Florence, a modified Alexander made for her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While she is a Nice Girl, she is also the leader of the Emperor's Royal Guard, and a certified Blood Knight.
  • Blood Knight: After the death of her father, she began to take a liking to warfare.
  • Child Prodigy: One of the youngest members of the Knights alongside Gino and Anya, being only 17 years old.
  • Informed Ability: Is killed within her only on-screen fight. Averted in Oz the Reflection, as she is shown some skill with her Florence Knightmare fighting Orpheus.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Cursing Suzaku as her Knightmare got shot by Lancelot Albion's VARIS rifle.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She's completely unaware that the man she fell in love with, Orpheus, is also the man who nearly killed her, Oz.
    • In the anime proper, though she's aiding Charles in the Ragnarok Connection she doesn't really know why he's heading to Kamine Island and ignoring the other problems as "mundane".
  • Nice Girl: Unlike most Britannians, she harbors no prejudice against Numbers, rather she believes "Justice is given equally."
  • Starcrossed Lovers: Almost. The Oz manga reveals she met Orpheus while stationed in Cambodia and was set to go on a date with him. During the Florence's test run however, she's attacked by Oz of Peacemark and left comatose, causing her to miss the date. Neither she nor Orpheus were aware they had fought each other.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Charles zi Britannia, so much so she became the head of his Royal Guard, and joined the coup against Lelouch solely due to Lelouch killing his father.

Glinda Knights

The Glinda Knights are an anti-terrorism search-and-destroy armor unit within the Britannian Military. They were formed and led by the 88th Imperial Princess Marrybell mel Britannia shortly after the Black Rebellion.

    Oldrin Zevon 
Voiced by: Nana Hamasaki (Picture Drama)

The main ace of the Glinda Knights and the childhood friend of Princess Marrybell. She is the heir of the Zevon noble family, who succeeds via the female line. However, she left her family and entered the military when the Zevon family was on the verge of being taking over by her uncle Oiaguro.

  • Ace Custom: The Lancelot Grail, a variant of the Lancelot. It is later upgraded into the Lancelot High-Grail. During her time with the "Star of Madrid", she pilots the Amanecer, a Knightmare based off the Akatsuki but on par with the Zangetsu.
  • Ambiguously Gay: And if her bed scenes with Marrybell are anything to go by, maybe not so ambiguous.
  • Blade Spam: All of the Knightmares she pilots use a lot of swords. Her Lancelot Grail alone mounts 12.
  • Clothing Damage: A particularly glaring example happens when both the Lancelot Grail and the Bradford get electrocuted at the same time, but only Oldrin gets stripped of her clothing.
  • Rank Up: After the fall of Emperor Lelouch and the murder-suicide of Marrybell and Orpheus, Oldrin takes control of the Glinda Knights and restructures them.

    Leonhardt Steiner

Leonhardt Steiner is a knight belonging to the Glinda Knights. He is also member of the engineering Steiner noble family that runs the conglomerate Steiner Konzern, in service to the Weinbergs. Although he can be courageous on the battlefield, he's a shy person in real life and is often teased by both Oldrin and Sokia.

He represents the Cowardly Lion.

  • Meaningful Name: Leonhardt = Leon hart = Lion Heart
  • Super Prototype: Bradford, the prototype of the Tristan.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: The Bradford's Hadron Spear. However its an incomplete weapon and tends to explode after usage, and can only be used once before the machine needs to be repaired.

    Marika Soresi 
Voiced by: Masayo Kurata (Japanese)

Kewell's younger sister and an on-again off-again member of the Glinda Knights. She is made a member of the Knight of Ten's "Valkyrie Squadron", nearly costing her life against Kallen during the Battle of Tokyo. She was saved thanks to her fiance Leonhardt pulling a Big Damn Heroes moment, the two proceeding to wed after Emperor Lelouch's death. She would then join under Oldrin in the new Glinda Knights alongside her husband.

  • Amazon Brigade: Her time in the Valkyrie Squadron left her apart of one. They didn't amount to much though, with Kallen slaughtering everyone in the squad but her.
  • Ascended Extra: Marika debuted in the anime, having about two scenes in the second season only to seemingly die. She has more focus in the Spin-Off manga, Code Geass: Oz the Reflection, detailing her history and the nature of her survival.
  • Custom Uniform: While apart of the Valkrie Squadron, she's forced to wear a rather ridiculous one. See for yourself.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After having to suffer the loss of her brother, forced to serve under the psychotic Knight of Ten Luciano, and nearly die at the hands of Kallen, she is saved by her fiancee, gets to have a proper wedding with him, and join the reformed Glinda Knights under her friend Oldrin.
  • It's Personal: Marika's older brother Kewell was killed by Kallen in the battle of Narita, so she joined the army for revenge. Had Oz The Reflection not reconned her death, Marika would have suffered the same fate as her brother, by the same person.
  • Lethal Chef: Marika is known for putting way too much pepper in a pie for Leonhardt.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: With Leonhardt. Given Britannian noble culture, it was likely arranged by their families for purely selfish reasons but the two of them are genuinely in love.
  • Sole Survivor: Marika is the sole confirmed survivor of the Valkyrie Squadron, having been saved by her fiance Leonhardt after her Vincent was destroyed.
  • Super Prototype: Marika was the test pilot for the Bradford, the prototype for Knight of Three Gino's Tristan. After she completed the testing, it was given to her then-fiancee Leonhardt.
  • You Remind Me of X: In the Novelization, Marika's star-stuck admiration of Cornelia reminded the latter of herself and the way she looked up to late Empress Marianne.

    Tink Rockheart

Tink Rockheart s a knight belonging to the Glinda Knights. He excels with positional defense ability and cherishes his comrades, but because of his insensitivity, his kindness can be kind of meddlesome. He was originally a test pilot in the Royal KMF Technical Research Institute, but because of an accident during his time there, over 30% of his body has been replaced by cybernetics.

He represents the Tin Woodman.

    Sokia Scerpa 
Voiced by: Yui Watanabe (Picture Drama)

Sokia Scerpa is a knight belonging to the Glinda Knights. She possesses high tactical and information analysis abilities, but tends to say whatever she thinks without thinking about it first. Her atmosphere completely changes between her everyday life and when in battle. She frequently sexually harasses Oldrin, Toto and Marrybell. She doesn't show interest in men that are lacking.

She represents the Scarecrow.

  • Ace Custom: Sutherland Eye, a command unit specialized for search and destroy.
  • Alliterative Name: Sokia Scerpa
  • Attack Drone: Her Sheffield Eye is equipped with ACO Harkens, which are semi-autonomous with high behavior prediction.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She gives even Milly a run for her money in the pervert department. Think about that for second.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: During O2, she upgrades to the Sheffield Eye, a Super Prototype developed alongside the Bradford and the Zetland.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Of a lesser degree than Oldrin, but she wears the same stripperiffic uniform.
  • Super Prototype: Implied. Her Sheffield Eye was developed alongside the Bradford and Zetland (the Super Protype to the Tristan and Mordred) implying it has some successor unit that was meant for the Knights of the Round, but no such machine is ever mentioned.

    Toto Thompson

Toto Thompson is a gentle girl who served the Zevon family as a maid and now serves within the Glinda Knights as an operator of the floating airship "Granberry". She recognizes Oldrin as the proper successor of the Zevon family and has the strength of heart to the extent that she entered the military along with Oldrin. She serves Oldrin as both a maid and a friend.

She represents Toto, the dog.

    General Johann Schwarz

Tactical advisor to the princess and second-in-command of the Glinda Knights.

  • Ace Custom: Sutherland Sniper, equipped with a Hadron Cannon that serves as its "sniper rifle".


A secret military faction that is led by the Zevon family, who have carried out the dirty jobs for the Britannian Imperial Family for generations.

    In General 


Current head of the Zevon family, Oiaguro assassinated his older sister and took control of the traditionally matriarchal family. As head of Pluton he is privy to most, if not all, of the Britannian Imperial Family's secrets, and accepts orders from both the Emperor and V.V.

He represents the Wizard of Oz.


Knights of St. Michael

    Shin Hyūga Shaing 
Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze, Junko Minagawa (child) (Japanese), Alex Organ, Terri Doty (child) (English)

The Big Bad of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled and said hero's half-brother. Coming from fallen nobility (after killing his own family no less), Shaing is a born opportunist and manipulator - aided by his own Geass, no less, who has risen through the ranks of the Knights of St. Michael with both his skills and unscrupulous methods, to say the least. Despite his station, he's a man hungry with ambition - and brimming with utter madness.

  • Abel And Cain: Akito and Shin are brothers and are trying to kill one another.
  • Ace Custom: He pilots the 7th Generation Knightmare custom-built for Michel Manfredi, the Sagramore, renamed Vercingetorix. Which comes with a set of ludicrously strong custom weaponry like a chainsaw axe, a one-handed Grenade Launcher and a Blaze Luminous Sword, on top of the mech being built with all terrains in mind by not relying on Knightmare Spinners for movement.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Most likely played straight in the case of Akito. Zig-Zagged in the case of his adopted sister Alice, since he treats her nicely and is even engaged to her, but episode 4 shows that he is more than perfectly willing to geass her into suicide. On the other hand, when he sees her ghost, he says that he wants to meet her, and prepares to kill himself to prove it.
  • Ax-Crazy: It seems that craziness runs in the blood. Like with Akito, his mental health is really not in healthy condition due to effects of Geass. His own, that is.
  • Big Bad: Of Akito the Exiled, he's the primary threat for Akito and Leila. However, as shown below, he only manages to keep his position over Julius Kingsley not because he outplays him, but because Charles's Geass wore off.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: In the grand scheme of things. He grand plans include bombing Pendragon, assassinating Charles and pretty much burning the world to cinders, but the third OVA showcases him to be easily outplayed by Julius Kingsley, himself a literal puppet of the Emperor. It's plain obvious his plan was doomed to fail from the start.
  • Bling Bling BANG: His Knightmare Frame, Vercingetorix, is colored mostly gold.
  • Chainsaw Good: His Vercingetorix wields an enormous axe of rapidly rotating gears that acts as something like this, capable of cutting clean through Knightmare limbs.
  • Compelling Voice: To a greater degree than Lelouch. While he apparently still needs eye contact, one look is all he needs to command people as his willing slaves. This is seen as he geassed Akito with eye contact in a flashback, but in episode 4 while Akito is inside his mech, Shin is capable of commanding him to try and kill Leila. While all on-screen uses of his geass imply that he can only order death-related commands, it is also implied that Shin may have geassed his way to attain his position.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Is this to Schneizel. In Fact, Shin's ethos is much closer to Schneizel's one, who has a calm and reassuring side (he proves it many times to Euphemia and then Nunally, just as Shin does it with his adoptive family) but who's in reality devoid of emotions and ready to killing his loved ones in the manner of Shin (by bombarding Pendragon where most members of the Britannian Imperial Family are, then shooting down Cornelia with a machine gun and finally abandoning Nunnally and Lelouch in the Damocles on the verge of self-destruction). Moreover, even if Schneizel pursues goals radically opposed to those of Shin, namely a perpetual peace in the world, while Shin wants war and chaos, the means by which Schneizel wants to reach this peace (the bombing of 23 inhabited places around the world with F.L.E.I.J.A. warheads) are close to the death and destruction desired by Shin.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied in flashes to have this.
  • Dead Person Conversation: In episode 4, with his biological mother, as well as Manfredi, Maria and Alice, his adopted brother, mother and sister respectively.
  • Deal with the Devil: Unlike the other characters, he didn't make a contract with a Code bearer for a Geass, but was instead "gifted" one with a very malevolent entity. No doubt his insanity was the price for it.
  • Death Seeker: His conversation with the above-mentioned ghosts suggests that he wants to die. He even tries to commit suicide with his sword when they convinced him to "come to them." Even his goal, to bring death and chaos to the world, can be seen as him trying to kill himself in the most destructive way possible.
  • Doomed by Canon: We know that the Emperor is alive and kicking at season two of Code Geass so he is bound to fail.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Lelouch and Suzaku. Maybe also Akito, considering they are brothers, similarity in appearance, mecha and ax-craziness, which Akito grows out from in episode 4.
  • Foreshadowing: Shin Hyuga Shaing. Helps that he looks like an older, long-haired version of Akito.His dialogue with Suzaku during the assassination attempt on him and Julius Kingsley who is revealed to be the amnesiac Lelouch later shows Suzaku's fame as the White Reaper among the EU and his true nature that is later shown throughout R2 and later from the F.L.E.I.J.A explosion of the Tokyo Settlement to Zero Requiem that was impacted by Euphemia's death and the unintended assassination of his father Genbu Kururugi.
  • Happily Adopted: He loved his foster mother Maria and her daughter Alice as much as they loved him. Unfortunately his insanity...
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: His transforming centaur-esque Knightmare Frame in general, but whatever his Vercingetorix is holding takes the cake.
  • Interrupted Suicide: He nearly kills himself with his sword in episode 4 to be with his loved ones. He is stopped by Jean, one of his loyal followers.
  • I See Dead People: Implied to be the side effects of his geass. He seems to be seeing the ghosts of people he had killed with his Geass, or even dead people in general. This may have something to do with Akito seeing dead people, as well.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: The true effects of his geass. Shin can make anyone under its control commit suicide, but one of the primary conditions is that he care about them on some level. This is out of a belief that living is painful, and his geass reflecting that by granting them peace in death. The only reason it didn't work on Akito wasn't because he didn't care for him, but because Akito was too young to understand the concept of death.
  • Laser Blade: When his mech's axe is lost, he pulls out the only one of these seen in the entire franchise. Even the Knight of One's sword is only a vibrating nanoblade, meaning Shaing really pulled some strings to acquire it.
  • Light Is Not Good: His main outfit is white but his heart is as black as they come.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long hair.
  • Magical Eye: Complete with a Lelouch-style draw to his arm when he uses it.
  • Mask of Sanity: Although he hides his mental state well, episode 4 shows him seeing the ghosts of his biological mom and his adoptive family members. He tells the former to go away and states he loves the latter. This is after he had them kill themselves using Geass and doing it with a smile on his face.
  • My Nayme Is: While it's spelled Shaing (with an i), his name is pronounced as the more Chinese-traditional Shang.
  • Not So Different: Claims this towards Suzaku. He states they both wish to unleash hell and suffering upon the world.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Episode 4 reveals that he wants to spread death and destruction through killing the Emperor of Britannia.
  • Sanity Slippage: While he's not the picture of good mental health at the start, he's shown to have some sanity at the beginning, only really using his Geass to progress towards his goal. Around the time he kills his adoptive family is when he really takes a nosedive. It's strongly implied that this is the true price of his Geass.
  • Self-Made Orphan: The ghost of his biological mother implies Shin killed both her and his father. A flashback during the final episode confirms this and why he did so.
  • Smart Ball: Not only does he figure out that Julius Kingsley is Zero because of their similar personalities, mannerisms, and methodsnote , but he's the only person in the entire Code Geass franchise to date who recognized Lelouch as the disowned 11th Prince.
  • Superpower Lottery: His Geass is arguably even more useful than Lelouch's and his father's. Too bad it seems to come with a price.
  • Sword and Gun: In addition to his chainsaw-axe thing, his mech utilizes a one-handed grenade launcher during his assault on the Weisswolf castle to destroy static defenses as he passes through the forest.
  • Transforming Mecha: His Vercingetorix, like the Alexander, is capable of transforming between a bi-pedal humanoid form and a quadrupedal form that runs on four legs instead of using the usual Knightmare Spinners, making it less prone to disadvantages in terrain.
  • The Usurper: Moments after his introduction, Shin forces the leader of the Knights of St. Michael, Michele Manfredi, to kill himself, solely to take over the group. It is clear that is not the limit of his ambitions, either, as episode 4 shows.

    Michele Manfredi 
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Chris Rager (English)

  • Alliterative Name: Michele Manfredi.
  • Anti-Villain: Although nominally part of the Britannian elite, Michele seems genuinely nice, and holds Shin's Eastern heritage in high regard instead of disdain, remarking that he considers Shin as a brother and a likely successor in becoming the Grandmaster of the Knights of St. Michael in five years. Too bad Shin has other plans...
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the former Knight of Two and had one of the fiercest Knightmares ever built custom-ordered for himself before his demise. That Shin would then go on to use for himself.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Manfredi gets about three minutes of screentime before being compelled into suicide by Shin.

    Ashley Ashra 
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese), Joel McDonald (English)

  • Adorkable: Not at first, but starting at the end of episode 4 his Hot-Blooded cheerful nature and ease of befriending former enemies makes him this.
  • Alliterative Name: Ashley Ashra.
  • Ax-Crazy: When he's first introduced; turns out to not be exactly true but he's pretty fierce in battle.
  • Big Eater: Spends almost an entire scene eating a lot of sandwiches in episode 5. Then when he goes to talk to Jean, he eats her rations.
  • Blood Knight: This guy loves war and violence. Sitting still for him is not an option. Unlike example though, he's not a malicious sociopath and actually can be decent and caring fellow.
  • Defector from Decadence: After Smilas' death, like Akito, Leila and the rest of the Wyvern squad, he defects the army and joins them in living with the old gypsy ladies.
  • A Father to His Men: He cares greatly for all his subordinates and does not take their deaths well. He chose to go on a solo mission to avenge one and not let the others die in the crossfire. He saves them from Gene Smilas later on, and invites them to join him for retirement.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Though it is a male name too, it's more commonly used as a girl's name in the present.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He's the one who kills Gene Smilas.
  • Large Ham: Has his moments with his loud voice.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After Shin tries to kill him alongside Akito and his friends, he sides with Akito and gives them valuable knowledge.
  • More Dakka: In chapter 4, Ashra manages to outdo the Gundam Heavyarms with his Knightmare Frame by carrying two cannons, each with three rotating cannons, each paired with FOUR CANNONS. That's 24 cannons raining bullets! And that doesn't even count his backup firearms.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: If his later actions are anything to go by, Ashley likely realized that it was partially his recklessness that got Johannes killed, prompting him to hunt down Akito alone, so as to ensure none of his remaining men will be killed. It also certainly explains Ashley's determination to kill Akito, so great that Ashley holds no regard for his own life.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: When Jean points a gun at him completely naked, he just ignores her and continues talking to her.
  • Red Is Heroic: After his Heel–Face Turn, his Alexander Red Ogre.
  • Slasher Smile: His default facial expression. He keeps a creepy smile on even when in danger, losing it only when one of his men sacrificed himself.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The name is spelled Ashra or Ashura.

    Jean Rowe 
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)

  • Ace Pilot: She counts as one after fighting against Suzaku with an inferior model to a standstill.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Lampshaded in Episode 2. She offers to give Shin cover fire as he retreats from the battlefield, which he scoffs at as his Knightmare is more than a match for anything the EU can throw at him. The look on her face indicates that she's fully aware of this, but she still wanted to do it for him.
  • Cold Sniper: Her Gladius comes with a large sniper rifle.
  • The Dragon: To Shin.
  • Fiery Redhead: Zigzagged. She's mostly calm and stoic, but becomes fierce when it comes to Shin.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: When Ashley(who had turned traitor) surprises her in the shower, she draws a gun at him.
  • Gender-Blender Name: She changed her given name of "Jeanne" to "Jean" in order to fit in with the other knights.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: She kills Shin at the cost of her own life.
  • Nerves of Steel: Doesn't even flinch when Ashley plays his deadly game of Russian Roulette on her.
  • Subordinate Excuse: It becomes rather blindingly obvious pretty quickly that she is deeply in love with Shin and would do anything for him. Becomes an Exploited Trope in the final episode when Ayano sympathizes with her and manages to talk her out of her total blind devotion to Shin and his insane plans to plunge the world into endless war, convincing her that if she really loves Shin, she will free him from his madness.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the final episode, she jumps in front of Akito right before Shin can stab him, taking the fatal blow. At the same time, she draws her pistol and fatally shoots Shin.
  • Together in Death: With Shin.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Shin.

Knights of St. Raphael

    Andrea Farnese 
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)

  • Due to the Dead: Orders the honorable burial of their fallen after their defeat at Narva.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: Though he commands from the rear, the collar of the robe he wears is large enough that one would think he'd have trouble seeing over it.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Refuses to commit more troops to destroy the remnants of W-0, instead retreating.


    Maria Shaing 
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)

A Euro Britannian noblewoman and the mother of Alice, she is also the adoptive mother of Shin Hyuga Shaing.

  • Good Parents: She was this to Shin despite not knowing about his true mental state. Even after death, she did her best along with the spirits of Alice, Manfredi, and Shin's birth mother to persuade him not to kill Akito and was crucial in bringing Shin back to his senses.
  • Like a Son to Me: Maria loved Shin just like he was her own despite him not being Britannian or her son by birth.

    Alice Shaing 
Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English)

Maria Shaing's daughter and the fiancee of her adopted brother Shin Hyuga Shaing.

  • Blue Blood: A young noble of Euro-Britannia
  • Died Happily Ever After: Neither she nor Maria hated Shin for murdering them. She lampshades this in the final episode.
  • Disappeared Dad: Alice's father is never mentioned; it's implied Maria has been a widow as far back as when she adopted Shin as a child.
  • Kill the Cutie: She's so sweet it hurts when Shin kills her with his Geass.
  • Morality Pet: It's implied by how Shin interacts with her she's this; when he ultimately does kill her, he fully starts slipping into madness.
  • Nice Girl: She's adorably sweet.

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