Each of these characters are among the most important in the story, having an arc dedicated to each of them, though Guinevere and Schneizel share one. They are listed in the order that their story arcs are implemented, with Lelouch listed first for obvious reasons.
Lelouch LamperougeA bone dragonslayer and darkness magic user. Lelouch is the son of Marianne Lamperouge, guildmaster of Knightmare Frame. He has a strong sense of justice and believes that there is no tactic too underhanded to make sure the enemy gets what they deserve. His ultimate vision is to use the Black Knights and Zero to allow the council to permit mages to commit murder against those who deserve it and will use lethal force against normal mages anyway.
He is very protective of his little sister Nunnally and has a sibling-like relationship with S-class mage, Cornelia Heurassein, looking up to her like an older sister. He is one of the four founders of Knightmare Frame along with Marianne, CC, and Nunnally. Issues with his father, Charles, lay deep within his memory, but the true nature of that has yet to be revealed. hints have been left though.
It turns out that these issues are because Lelouch wants to avenge Charles of his death at the hands of VV. But not only is VV way out of Lelouch's league, but he has the council at his back. This causes Lelouch to don the mantle of Zero, a Vigilante Man that delivers justice to those that would harm the innocent. in rather cruel ways sometimes.
Lelouch went on a journey taking a step away from the spotlight to help expand on the series' universe by and large. His journey starts after the events of chapter 76 the chapter after his mother is publically executed and ends on chapter 111 where he showcases just what he's been up to since his disappearance.
- Asshole Victim: As Zero he only kills people that really deserve it like Father Morris and Rushio Seam.
- Attempted Rape: In chapter 253, Lelouch pins Erza down in bed while in a haze due to him realizing that his childhood memories came with a side order of Fake Memories. The implications are that this trope could've turned into something else, but this being Erza, she just slaps him and tells him to get a grip, resulting in the situation barely meeting the requirements for this trope.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: By noting the fact that Dark Blade is both shorter than Erza and that, in Edolas, Lelouch would have no reason to hide his face, Lelouch determines that his Edolas counterpart being Dark Blade is highly unlikely if not outright impossible. Spoiler: He's right.
- Badass Creed: As Zero. Taken right from the authors other work inspired by Hakumen]].Zero: "I am the guardian of justice, the harbinger of justice underneath the pale moonlight. I AM the Black Void! I AM the Mind of Steel! I AM the Just phantom! With my magic I shall expose the corruption of this world and cleanse it in fires of destruction. I AM ZERO, THE MAGE WHO WORKS MIRACLES!"
- Badass Crew: The Black Knights, his personal squadron in the guild.
- Bad with the Bone: His primary magic is bone dragon slaying.
- Ballistic Bone: Bone Dragonslayers Teeth
- Bad Powers, Good People: Necromancy and bone-snapping techniques are his specialty and he's one of the nicer members of the guild on a general basis.
- Batman Gambit: How he gets Kallen to join the Black Knights. He has her hunt down a masked vigilante known as Zero only for Kallen to find out that he is Zero and that Lelouch does go around committing acts that only dark guilds would do not without reason of course and if Kallen refuses to join him, CC can wipe her memory of the connection between the two.
- Battle Couple: With Erza.
- Berserk Button: He will be very unhappy if you damage his one-of-a-kind, custom made, scarlet jacket that Erza gave him as a birthday present. He also does not approve of people badmouthing or harming his sister Nunnally.
- Beware the Nice Ones: This seems to be how this incarnation of Lelouch is, it appears. Hes extremely nice to his guild members and in general, but once youve gotten him to scowl good luck ending up alive.
- Big "YES!": In the Unistrad arc when he figures out the werewolves can be defeated with concussive blows to the head.
- Blatant Lies: Lelouch was only trying to get the mosquito off of Ichiya's shoulder.
- Broken Bird: Rather than crossing the Despair Event Horizon when Marianne dies, Lelouch does a Walking the Earth and comes back more badass than ever, but more pained on the inside than ever before.
- But Now I Must Go: Chapter 76 ends with him leaving the comfort of Fairy Tail, and Erza, to go on a journey to find himself because his mother's death has shaken him greatly.
- Byronic Hero: Dig deep enough into his soul and you can see it already. The true question is how did he get like that. Canonically we knew very early on what made him tick. Here, the jury's still out, but we know he apparently still has daddy issues of a certain nature.
- It's because his father was killed by his uncle and his uncle's associates and they were not punished for it. Lelouch's "daddy issues" are yearning for his dead father who wasn't a complete douche like he was in canon. VV, though, apparently seems to be extra jerkassy to compensate.
- Casting a Shadow: His secondary magic. He knows lots of basic darkness spells to compliment his dragonslaying abilities He has higher level darkness magic that he uses only as Zero to keep people from making the connection between the two individuals.
- Dem Bones: Bone Dragonslayers Army
- Establishing Character Moment: In the first chapter he makes his introduction by brutally putting a stop to Bradleys intended abuse of Kallen and then calmly offering Kallen to join his guild.
- Fake Memories: Downplayed. While the memories themselves aren't fake, Lelouch was just forced to misremember the details of precious childhood memories he had, courtesy of Geass: Rewrite.
- Flash Step: His Shadow Step ability.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Suzaku. Despite their difference in ideology they get along pretty well. Kallen even describes their relationship as this. Or rather at least it was this way at first.
- As of chapter 237, he and Suzaku are back to being friends.
- Future Me Scares Me: He is absolutely terrified of Mordred because he knows just how easy it is for him to become him.
- Good Is Not Nice: Its somewhat difficult to remember that Lelouch is supposed to be the good guy as he gleefully breaks Luciano Bradleys fingers one by one in the first chapter.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted. Whether his battle partner is Kallen, Erza, or another girl, Lelouch comes across as the long range DPS with his dark magic and bone dragon slaying, while the girls get up close and personal and bring the pain.
- Heartbroken Badass: After he comes back to Knightmare Frame the worst news waiting for him is Erzas death.
- Heroic BSoD: Lelouch freaks out and shuts down when Marianne gets arrested for being Zero in order to protect him and completely shuts down when she's executed.
- He has another one when he's told Erza is more than likely dead due to Acnologia's appearance on Tenrou Island. Fortunately, Jellal gets him to realize later that this is not the case.
- Has probably the most feels trip worthy one of all during chapter 201 where he is shown crying in front of his parents' grave. His resolve is shattered due to him realizing just how mortal he and Erza really are and he feels like he wants to give up on being Zero just so he can settle down with Erza and start a family. See 10-Minute Retirement below.
- He likely would've broken completely after the events of the Cracked Gemstone arc if Erza hadn't been able to snap him out of his funk.
- This just seems to be a running thing with Lelouch, doesn't it? [[spoiler:In chapter 253, he breaks down into a madness induced haze because of Morrigan messing with his memories in childhood and almost tries to rape Erza. Fortunately, she puts a stop to that.
- Heroes Want Redheads: His interactions with Shirley, Kallen and Erza certainly ring truth to this.
Marianne: Once is a coincidence, twice is a pattern. After Kallen showed up to make number three, I got the feeling that Lelouch just had a thing for redheads.
- Marianne put it best:
- I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: Why he won't make a romantic move on Erza.
- As of chapter 65 this is subverted since he's accepted the fact that he's fallen in love with her. Now it's a case of not wanting her to find out that he's Zero or reject him for the things he's done.
- Of course, his fears turn out all for naught in chapter 170.
- I Know You Know I Know: He plans his attack on Pendragon in the Edolas arc by anticipating where his enemy would put their forces. While he does have correct guesses, that doesn't stop his teammates from screwing up the plan.
- Knight In Sour Armor: Oh boy is he ever! Once he starts talking about his ideals its clear this is how he is.
- Large Ham: Never seen more blatantly than when he exposes Regaes twisted evil scheme. All thats missing is the shout of OBJECTION!
- Look What I Can Do Now!: How he returns to plot, but as Zero rather than as himself. We don't see how far he's come as a dragon slayer until the Grand Magic Games.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Briefly mentioned in one chapter. Lelouch is fortunate that Nunnally is being kept in isolation in the council's main building so that he doesn't have to invoke this trope.
- Necromancer: That title of his aint just for show you know. However, his power has its limits and most of the undead he summons arent even from actual bodies and are generally just created out of thin air.
- No, I Am Behind You: A fond tactic of his with Shadow Step, especially as Zero.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: As of chapter 45 Lelouch became a werewolf and a poll was voted on to let him keep his werewolf powers.
- Out-Gambitted: Lelouch becomes so desperate to take VV down that he walks right into a trap set by Teak to garnish his help into stealing a priceless artifact from the council. Teak even outs Lelouch as Zero. The only reason Lelouch isn't in prison and Teak isn't dead is because both need the other alive for various reasons.
- He also walks straight into VV's trap during the Guild War arc.
- Out of Focus: Lelouch disappeared after chapter 76, though with good reason and came back in chapter 111. Now though, even though he's a legitimate character in the plot again, we haven't seen him since 114 and fans are starting to feel the weight of what feels to them like an unneeded absence.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Well, this certainly hasn't changed about his character one bit, though in actuality he could actually be worse. Make the call after you see his treatment of Father Morris and Rushio Seam
- Pet the Dog: Shows considerably more mercy to Oracion Seis than one would originally think Until you consider Marianne's backstory.
- Put on a Bus: Leaves on a journey that will take him 3 to 5 years before he comes back to civilization. The author even lampshades this, saying that, yes, he did invoke this trope on Lelouch for Character Development.
- That hasn't stopped Lelouch from having two small appearances in chapters 92 and 104 for the sake of helping Erza and Ultear respectively.
- The Bus Came Back: As of chapter 111, Lelouch has fully integrated himself back into the plot.
- Red Baron: The Necromancer of Knightmare Frame
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Schneizels blue as shown in the Sylvas Island arc. Lelouch loves hamming it up and Schneizel plays it cool.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: His reaction when Nonette asks him about his relationship with Kallen.
- He also will deny this is his relationship with Erza, though lately his reactions in her presence suggest finding her attractive.
- Not the case anymore now that he and Erza are together.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: He delivers one to the Knight of Six and to Edolas Charles in the Edolas arc, one speech for each.
- He also delivers a nice one to VV in the Guild War arc.
- Start of Darkness: Lelouch's father was killed and his killers were never punished. Worse, they paid off the council member presiding over the case to find them not guilty. Lelouch then took matters into his own hands and killed the council member, donning the mantle of Zero for the first time.
- Super Mode: In chapter 232, thanks to VV's influence, he finally achieves Dragon Force.
- Sword and Sorcerer: The sorcerer to Erza's sword.
- 10-Minute Retirement: Lampshaded by the author in his author notes for the use of this trope in chapter 200/201. At the end of chapter 200, Lelouch discusses with CC the possibility of him not wanting to be Zero anymore because of his love for Erza. His desire to survive constantly made him slip up during what should've been an easy kill for him because there's someone now waiting for him to come back alive from every mission. At the start of 201, Lelouch is in front of his parents' graves and talks to Cornelia about the idea of Not being Zero, letting CC become the vigilante, and settling down with Erza and starting a family. Cornelia gives him a serious pep talk and snaps him out of his funk.
- Terror Hero: As Zero, Lelouch has such a vast reputation as The Dreaded that even S-class mages like Bacchus from Quatro Cerberus flee in terror at the mere thought of fighting him.
- Walking the Earth: Makarov describes the journey he decides to go on as this.
- We Used to Be Friends: Hates Suzaku's guts over his mother's death.
- Subverted as of chapter 237.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gets one of these from Kallen after his rather torturous murder of Father Morris. Lelouch wins her back by showing her The City of Water, Luaine, which is the town he saved when he was only 12 and it was how he met Tamaki, Ohgi and Kent.
- He gets another one from Erza in chapter 170 when she finds out he's Zero.
Kallen Kozuki/GurenA red haired mage with the power to takeover a demon's soul. The demon's name is Guren. However, she has problems controlling it as her entire right arm is demonic and spits out radiation sometimes beyond her control. She has been kicked out of two guilds and has seen the fall of a third. Knightmare Frame was at the beginning her last hope before she would have amputated her arm, but has since found out shes considered a member of their family since the moment she put on their crest.
She obtained her power at the young age of 5 when she and her brother Naoto made a mistake in a summoning that caused Naoto to be dragged into the demon realm and forever cursed Kallen with a deformed arm. Until meeting Mirajane Strauss she was never able to control her power.
Over the course of time, Kallen has developed her powers and taken complete control of them even completing a full takeover against Brain's alter ego, Zero and restoring her hand as of X786. While Lelouch is on his journey, Kallen has taken command of the Black Knights and is leading them in his stead.
She is also a half-Etherious demon, but not just any Etherious. She is a daughter of a Bride of Zeref, another magical creature—human or otherwise—that was turned into a demon so supposedly she has the potential to use both magic and curses.
As of chapter 114, she is now one of Fiore's Ten Wizard Saints.
- The Ace: Not of her guild, but of The Black Knights. Lelouch even refers to her as such.
- Audience Surrogate: For the entirety of Juren Rakkan's story about Fighting Spirit, Kallen is completely this. She either helps hang a lampshade where necessary or asks the storyteller for more info.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Her ascension to becoming a member of the Wizard Saints is this in all but name.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: As the werewolf Crimson Claw until she gets better.
- Character Development: Goes from being so scared of her own power that she won't so much as look at her right arm, to a bonafide badass willing to take down anything in her path with no concern about if someone will be all right or not. She simply knows having been Taught by Experience.
- Charged Attack: Breaker X, which powers up her arm and unleashes so much energy it completely disintegrates everything in front of Kallen.
- Devastation Buster takes this Up to Eleven
- Cursed with Awesome: Her demonic deformity before it became a simple takeover.
- Demonic Possession: Same deal with Mirajane. However, Kallen has much less control, meaning this trope can also be played straight as well if her demon gets loose.
- As of chapter 60 she might finally have it under control.
- As of chapter 105 Her hand is back to normal
- In chapter 106 This trope's utilization becomes weird as Kallen's demon is actually the other half of her soul. So now it's mainly an invoked Inversion.
- Doomed Hometown: She attacked a group of bandits and then blacked out. When she came to her town was nothing, but ashes. In chapter 9 we learn that this was probably caused by her Super-Powered Evil Side.
- The Dreaded: As The Crimson Nightmare, Kallen evokes this response from two-bit dark guilds. Hell, it's at one point stated that the situation has to be "really bad" if the council's idea of fixing a problem involves "calling The Crimson Nightmare".
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Healing Factor: Her full demonic form lets her heal even from being split in half, though the blood loss will return her to normal.
- Heroic BSoD: When Kallen finds out that she's the child of an Etherious, she freaks out. Fortunately, all it takes is a rousing speech and she seems to have gotten over it.
- I Love Nuclear Power: Her demonic magic spews radiation from within her body.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Now that Lelouch and Erza are together, Kallen is trying to do her best to smile for Lelouch, even going so far as to tell him that they're Better as Friends.
- Kryptonite Factor: Because she is half-etherious Kallen's power can be sapped by exposure to high concentrations of ethernano, such as the quantities found in certain types of lacrima as revealed by her battle with Ambassador Armstrong.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: The fact that she's a demon takeover mage, along with her Super-Powered Evil Side is established as earlier as chapter 9. The series is well past that point now. Same for her being a Wizard Saint.
- My Greatest Failure: Letting her Super-Powered Evil Side take control of her and wipe out the Black Cats of Midnight.
- Missing Mom: Kallen's mom died at childbirth except not really. Ayaka Kozuki is dead, but who she is remains unclear. Kallen's real mother, the demon Atarella, is still out there somewhere.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Her nickname to the country of Fiore is The Crimson Nightmare.
- Not What It Looks Like: Plenty of people have mistaken Kallens bandaged arm for an injury rather than a condition shes self-conscious of.
- After a while, Kallen seems to lose the self-consciousness, only keeping her arm bandaged to avoid people freaking out at the sight of her arm.
- As of chapter 105 she doesn't even have to do that. Her arm is healed.
- One-Winged Angel: Guren Seiten. Its so powerful she only use it against Mirajane to be sure someone could survive it. Even Minerva is glad she doesn't have to fight it.
- Person of Mass Destruction: She has destroyed whole towns because of her power. Her third guild was eradicated due to her Super-Powered Evil Side.
- Red Right Hand: As well as demonic. For the first 104 chapters anyway.
- Retcon: Mostly due to canon. It's explained as her powers having evolved due to her maturity, but in chapter 36 Mirajane explains to Kallen that her powers have evolved into takeover magic.
- Scaled Up: When facing Mordred's dragons, she channel's her dragon part and turns into one.
- In happens again in chapter 234 while fighting Siegfried Karn. Under influence from VV's Mass Hysteria, she takes over both her Demon part and her Dragon part, becoming a Demonic Dragon. And she starts rampaging out of control.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Chapter 253 shows that she was actually this towards Wendy when the latter wanted to be part of the Black Knights. She put Wendy up against a very harrowing experience against two behemoths created by Schneizel's illusion magic and Wendy either would get utterly wrecked, or she'd stand tall and fight back. These days the two share a much more familial relationship, likely due to Wendy being more confident in herself and being able to look out for Kallen just as much as Kallen is able to look out for her.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Woe behold to anyone who makes Kallen angry. She transforms into an Eldritch Abomination with an absurd Healing Factor and Made of Iron to the point that Nonette and Cornelia had to take her down, both of which are S-class.
- As of chapter 60, that power might finally be hers to control.
- Or not if chapter 62 is any indication
- Word of God is that As long as Kallen is conscious, she's mostly fine. Her hulking demon form is the same as letting the demon take control. There are ways around it as seen with Nessa's Nomad Asterisk, but all in all, unless it's her actual takeover form, it appears Kallen will have this problem until shown otherwise.
- This trope is now played straight now that it's revealed that she's essentially utilizing the Etherious half of her soul.
- As of chapter 60, that power might finally be hers to control.
- Survivor Guilt: Regarding the Black Cats of Midnight.
- Terror Hero: Of The Dreaded variety. The council even exploits this, having a close contact with Kallen, despite her being the lowest rank Wizard Saint, because they know the effect her presence has on the criminal masses.
- The Worf Effect: While Kallen is utterly terrifying when she's in a full demonic state, she's been beaten soundly a total of four times despite her immense power, once by Oracion Seis' Zero, once by Edolas' Knight of Four Acnologia, once by Nirix, and once now by Mordred.
- Took a Level in Badass: Not that she needed to, but she did anyway. As of chapter 107 Kallen is an S-class wizard and by 114 she is a member of the Ten Wizard Saints.
- Walking the Earth: After she blew up her home town at the age of twelve.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She chews out Erza after finding out that she let Lelouch get up and leave despite grieving for his mother's death. Erza argues the point and Kallen eventually lets the matter go.
- What Would X Do?: After Lelouch goes on his journey around Fiore and Kallen picks up the slack by leading the Black Knights, she frequently tries to emulate his style by handling things the way he would. C.C tells her that Kallen is not Lelouch and therefore has to handle things in her own style, so the trope becomes a little zig-zagged depending on the situation.
Cornelia HeurasseinA mage ten years Lelouch, Kallen and Suzakus senior. Her magic is called Trace: The Gunner. She can create any type of gun she wishes. She has used this power to create weapons that Spawn, Halo, and many other shooters would be envious to get their hands on. She is one of Knightmare Frames S-class mages.
Cornelia used to be a young noblewoman on an island, not allowed to leave the castle she lived in, but her rebellious nature she launched a chain of events that wound up with her being framed for the murder of her older sisters fiancée, which ultimately ended up with said elder sister, dying. Cornelia escaped the island with her life along with Nonette and Euphemia. After several years of toughing it out on the streets, Marianne found them in the cold snow and invited them to join Knightmare Frame. Theyve been with the guild ever since.
During her arc, she and the guild go to the island she was born and raised on in order to clear her name of the murder.
As of chapter 76, Cornelia is now the second guild master of Knightmare Frame.
- Berserk Button: Same as canon. However, its guaranteed that you harm almost anyone in Knightmare Frame and youre liable to get your ass kicked. Hell the woman went to bat for Clovis!
- BFG: Oh shes whipped out some pretty dangerous stuff at times, not to mention awesome, including a fully functional Jupiter Canon.
- Big SHUT Up: She yells at Rakshata and Lloyd from her seat during the 788 Grand Magic Games for insulting each other like children, much to their embarrassment.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: Justified in her case. The more complex, awe-inspiring and intimidating Cornelias weapons are, the more it takes out of her to wield and fire.
- Cool Big Sis: To Lelouch and probably a few other members too.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: She busts out Magnum Augmentation when Euphemia is in danger because shed rather die protecting her sister than have a repeat of Estellise.
- While on death's door, she busts it out again against Cobra during the Oracion Seis arc.
- Failure Knight: To her older sister Estellise.
- Knight Templar Big Sister: Woe behold to anyone who hurts her little sister, Euphemia. Just ask Regae.
- My Greatest Failure: She believes she is responsible for the events leading up to her older sisters death. At the end of her arc it seems she is ready to move on, but only time will tell.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: When Estellise dies in her flashback she tore apart everything that could move.
- Rebellious Princess: Not a princess per say, but she fits the trope in all but title.
- The Gunslinger
- The Leader: Assumes this role for the Oracion Seis arc.
- She is also now the 2nd guild master of Knightmare Frame.
- Was It All a Lie?: Demands to know if the time CC spent with Knightmare Frame was a facade given CC] is actually Morrigan.
Suzaku KururugiLelouchs childhood friend and one of the first few members of Knightmare Frame. Suzakus magic is called kinetics where he charges his own inner magic into energy blasts and physical attacks. In other words, hes pretty much using magic Ki, given some of his attack names. He and Lelouch may not agree on methods, but both have a strong sense of justice and want to see justice done. Its just a simple debate on what justice is.
His father, Genbu, was an S-class mage in Fighting Spirit when it was still known as Angels Feather. Genbu found Suzaku on his doorstep during his vacation from the guild about a year after he was mind controlled by Selina Victoria of the dark guild Demons Horn. He raised Suzaku on his own and trained him in the art of kinetics. After Hebiga Shinigeki fails to Colony Drop the moon into Earthland, resulting in the disbandment of Angels Feather, Suzaku is the only one who believes that Selina is sincere in wanting to help the guild take its desired revenge on Demons Horn.
After the fall of Angels Feather, Suzaku becomes enraged when he finds out that Rakkan pulled a Loophole Abuse rather than following the rules. He runs off on his own and Genbu chases after him. Suzaku is attacked by the undead fusion of Necron and Omicon, but Genbu saves him only to die protecting his son. Selina shows up and not only saves him, but kills Necronomicon as well. Suzaku then tearfully begs her to stay this time and convinces the guild to let Selina join Fighting Spirit.
It turns out that the reason Selina is so fixated on Suzaku is because she is his Missing Mom and Genbu turns out to be his biological parent.
As of Chapter 74, Suzaku is no longer a part of Knightmare Frame and works for the council as a grievance councilor. He is considered a traitor to Knightmare Frame.
As of chapter 112, Suzaku is now the guild master of Sabertooth and a Wizard Saint.
- Animals Hate Him: Both Lector and Arthur constantly bite Suzaku's hand.
- A Father to His Men: Despite only being seven years older than most of them, Suzaku treats Sabertooth like this.
- Batman Gambit: It's implied that Suzaku maintained his by the book attitude until the opportunity presented itself that he was free to kick Jiemma's ass. It worked and it's definitely a moment of awesome for Suzaku.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Suzaku is morally white, a generally nice guy and one of the most judicious people in the series. When Jiemma pushes him over the edge by killing Minerva, we see what happens when Suzaku abandons his moral principles in favor of revenge.
- By the Book Mage: Suzaku always follows the law to the letter when performing his duties as a guild mage.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Jiemma never stood a chance.
- Easily Forgiven: Suzaku merely apologizes for his hand in getting Marianne executed and Lelouch decides to let his grudge go. He also then helps compromise with Lelouch's ideology too, but that comes after the fact.
- Eye Scream: Nirix claws his eye to the point of making Suzaku losing vision in it. The idea is that the eye is still there, but so badly damaged from the attack that Suzaku can't see out of it.
- It gets restored when he activates Zantetsuken.
- Friendly Rivalry: Sometimes this is the case. At others Lelouch and Suzaku can be at each others throats. Kallen even describes their relationship as this.
- Not so friendly anymore considering Suzaku is considered a traitor after triggering the events that led to Marianne's execution.
- Back to being friendly after chapter 237.
- Golden Super Mode: Zantetsuken, which activates when Suzaku gets angry. Or to put it another way when he has a pure heart and rage.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Gives one of these to Lelouch during the Unistrad arc when Lelouch belives the group is doomed upon Withengar getting loose.
- Heroic Bastard
- Maybe not so heroic anymore if you think Suzaku crossed the Moral Event Horizon with what happened with Marianne.
- Kamehame Hadoken: He has both techniques that inspired the trope.
- Ki Attacks: His main method of attack
- Knight in Shining Armor: After getting rid of Jiemma, Yukino and Minerva certainly see him as this, though Minerva takes a while to come around.
- Kung-Fu Wizard
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: His Backstory is covered during the second major arc of the story. The fic is well past that.
- Lawful Good: As always. Even when faced with a cannibal who is clearly deranged, Suzaku doesnt outright kill him. In contrast Lelouch killed a child kidnapper. No bonus points on determining which criminal is worse.
- Lawful Stupid: Yeah. Great idea, Suzaku. Turn in Lelouch because you think that Crawford Seam isn't a giant dirt bag. That'll win you points with the fandom.
- Let Them Die Happy: In Minerva's final moments, Suzaku tells her that when they win the fight the two of them should get married and have lots of children and live a happy life in the guild. Minerva smiles at this and dies smiling.
- My Greatest Failure: Zig-zagged. Suzaku NEVER sought anyones death when he turned Lelouch in and betrayed Knightmare Frame. He was just following his principles and he realizes that his actions caused the death of Marianne. However, he firmly believes that he made the right choice in bringing Lelouchs actions to the attention of the council, so good luck getting him to apologize for it.
- Parental Abandonment: Genbu raised Suzaku on his own after he was left on Genbus doorstep. However, this later gets subverted when it turns out not only is Genbu actually Suzakus real father, but Selina turns out to be his Missing Mom.
- Rage Breaking Point: Hits it in chapter 144 where he drops the Technical Pacifist shtick and decides he's going to make sure that Nirix never hurts anyone ever again. Happens again when Minerva dies.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: as a member of the council, the guildmaster of Sabertooth and a Wizard Saint.
- Super Mode: Magus Arcanum, which amplifies his powers to their fullest.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He did not take Minerva's death well.
- Suzaku, I Am Your Mother: Selina Victoria.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the year X788, Suzaku is powerful enough to hand Jiemma his ass. He's also stronger than Nessa Reventai, a fact that quite a few fans are not happy about.
- Unstoppable Rage: The catalyst required for Suzaku's Golden Super Mode. Jiemma found out the hard way what happens when Suzaku's pushed too far.
- We Used to Be Friends: How his and Lelouch's relationship has gone what with selling him out as Zero and all.
- They've rekindled ever since chapter 237.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Nobody, both in-universe and out, seems to be letting him get away with Selling out Lelouch to the council. Read some of the reviews and how many people are calling for Suzaku's castration. Euphie's breakup speeches in particular also deserves a mention.
Schneizel ScifoThe scheming, Magnificent Bastard, backstabbing, chessmaster of the Britannian Royal Family. oh wait, wrong Schneizel. This one seems to be a pure gentleman with the power to create fantastic illusions like hes Sosuke Aizen, though Schneizel is a bit more creative in his designs. He is both a master politician and a skilled fighter being one of the S-class mages in Knightmare Frame. He is also one of its "core members" being one of the first few to join in the guilds early stages. He is polite and cunning and also the Blue Oni to Lelouchs red. He is a ladys man and a quite successful one at that.
17 years ago, Schneizel, Guinevere and a couple of their friends were high ranking nobles in Fiore, but they wound up being sealed inside a sword for seven long years. Upon being freed they found out that their family and home were no more and they had to start over anew. Eventually, both of them found their way to Knightmare Frame.
He and Guinevere started dating after the events of chapter 76 and as of 116 they are officially married.
- Awesome by Analysis: to the point of overlap with Mundane Made Awesome. Never before has document analysis to determine its authenticity looked so badass.
- Combat Pragmatist: He prefers to use his illusions to manipulate and confuse his opponents, rather than letting them use their techniques.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of this trope. Twice. For the first time see Hoist by His Own Petard below. For the second time, Phelia Blendy punches him out off screen and seems no worse for wear when she goes to confront Gildarts.
- First-Name Basis: Schneizel is shown to be the only person not referring to CC by her nickname.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His pragmatism comes to bite him during the Grand Magic Games when he manipulates Mirajane into attacking her teammates. Three guesses on what happens next. Lelouch calls it karma.
- Master of Illusion: He pretty much channels Sosuke Aizen.
- Shout-Out: His last name borrows its namesake from a character from Tales of Vesperia. However, while Cornelias last name later led to an Expy of her namesake, Schneizels namesake already has an Expy so it's unknown if theres to be a connection drawn.
- The Rival: To Lelouch on some occasions, poor kid still cant beat him in chess. He also made S-class first.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: Any of his harmful illusions are this.
Guinevere Antoinette/ScifoA high-class grade A bitch! Her Establishing Character Moment has her set up as a Vain Sorceress. However, it seems even she has a sob story just like everyone else in the guild going by what Schneizel has said. She seems to get along with Carine just fine though.
17 years ago, Guinevere was a high ranking noble along with Schneizel and their friends. Their souls were sealed inside a sword for seven long years. Upon being freed, their home and family were gone. Eventually both she and Schneizel found their way to Knightmare Frame. Guinevere met Carine Celestine before arriving at the guild by taking the girl off the streets when Carine was the sole survivor of a shipwreck that claimed her parents' lives.
As of chapter 76, Guinevere has left Knightmare Frame for Mermaid Heel. She and Schneizel are currently dating in 116 it is confirmed that they are married.
- Alpha Bitch: Earlier appearances portray her as this, while subsequent appearances have her be more of a role model to those beneath her.
- Ascended Extra: In canon Guinevere only shows up for a few scant moments in only a few episodes. Here she's a full-fledged character, sharing the spotlight with Schneizel for a full arc and has since then gotten more screen time than him.
- Badass Bookworm: Guinevere seems to really like fictional novels in addition to plays and theater.
- Cultured Badass: Being a former noble and still keeping the flair, she qualifies.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: Her magic seems to draw inspiration from Byakuya Kuchiki.
- Hidden Depths: Guinevere loves theater and, according to Word of God, looks down on the common folk these days only because she wants the feeling of being important again and now being a commoner herself does not have that. She is also an avid reader.
- Number Two: She is this to Undine as her guild master refers to her as her First Mate.
- Oneesama: To Carine. The little redhead is practically attached to Guinevere at the heel. One is often reminded of how Skuld looks up to Belldandy. The only difference being Guinevere's attitude.
- When she reappears in chapter 108, she is this to the entirety of the Mermaid Heel guild as she's older than every last one of its members sans the guild master herself.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the three years that pass between chapters 76 and 108, Guinevere has become S-class.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In between her last appearance in X784 and her first appearance in the year X787, it appears Guinevere's gone through quite the amount of character development.
- Vain Sorceress: Her Establishing Character Moment, though it appears she has Hidden Depths. Even after her aforementioned level in kindness, Guinevere still eats up the attention Jason gives her for interviews and photos in sorcerer weekly like it's candy.
- You Remind Me of X: Upon meeting Kagura Mikazuchi for the first time, she compares her immediately to Cornelia.