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Rise of a New Moon is an Peggy Sue Code Geass fanfic by Icy the Frostbringer.

Zero Requiem was supposed to be the end. Lelouch died to bring peace to the world. However, his plan had an unforeseen consequence that nobody could have anticipated. Refused the right to rest in peace, Lelouch is forced into a new existence, and back into a familiar war. Parallel Universe. Gender Switch.

Now has a sequel - Into Darkest Night (Ongoing)


Rise of a New Moon contains the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Kallen and Naoto are switched up so that she's the older sibling and he's younger. This leads to his survival as she pushes him to stay a civilian and get his education.
  • Adaptational Badass: Euphemia is a test pilot for Camelot. She gets to see some action when defending Ashford and the nearby power station when the Blood of the Samurai attack the capital.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Luna isn't hit particularly hard by the death of the new world's Nunnally, since she knows her Nunnally is alive and well as Empress of Britannia. Though not as emotionally invested, she still mourns as she never got the chance to know her or see her grow.
  • Bigger Stick: Fully aware of their extreme numerical and logistical disadvantage, the JLF decides to match Britannia with more advanced technology. This is shown by their deployment of the Gekka to fight the Blood of the Samurai and the Hiryu in support of Luna's takeover of Japan.
    • Milly has a non-weapon version when her parents are pushing her into an Arranged Marriage, when Luna gives her Lloyd's noble title and she uses that authority to get out of it.
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  • Body Surf: Empress Marianne starts the story in the body of Anya Alstreim. She enacts a plot to seemingly assassinate Princess Guinevere as a cover to take her body instead.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Happens to Joseph Fenette and Prince Clovis. The former is a part of Code-R, but is spared because Luna doesn't want to Shirley to be hurt. The latter is spared so she can use him as a puppet as part of her plan to basically take over Japan without a fight.
  • Death by Adaptation: Anya Alstreim, as part of Marianne's ploy to steal Guinevere's body for herself.
  • Decomposite Character: Though we have Luna vi Britannia as the main character of the story, somehow, Julius Kingsley exists as an ally of Empress Marianne.
  • Discard and Draw: Luna has a Code, which renders her effectively immortal but deprives her of the Power of Kings.
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  • Electric Torture: Ten year old Luna is tased repeatedly in front of Dorothea Earnst until the latter tells the JLF what they want to know.
  • False Flag Operation: Some JLF kill-teams attack General Bartley under Blood of the Samurai colors to justify counter-operations.
  • For Science!: Lloyd, which is how Luna is able to get resources and even his noble title from him. So long as she can offer him good technology samples or a devicer for the Lancelot in Suzaku, he won't bat an eye in giving her what she asks for. She even reckons she can hire him away from Britannia with this.
  • Forced to Watch: Luna is tortured in front of Dorothea to make the latter give up the information the JLF is after, though the whole thing was planned by Luna.
  • Foreshadowing: We get hints of the Hiryu's existence as far back as Lake Kawaguchi. Because what would a hidden resistance group, though one with admittedly advanced tech, need with ship-scale railguns?
  • Freudian Excuse: Nina's xenophobia is a result of having been beaten and raped by a gang of Japanese thugs when she was thirteen. According to Luna, it left her with PTSD, recurring nightmares, and emotional instability.
  • Logical Weakness: A Glasglow's superior maneuverability not only comes at the cost of armor, but it's completely negated if the entire area is being fired upon at the same time.
  • Merger of Souls: Of Lelouch vi Britannia of the old world and Luna vi Britannia of the new one.
  • The Mole: As soon as Luna reveals herself to be alive to him, Jeremiah immediately becomes this for her. He brings Viletta along for the ride and, later, Suzaku and Euphemia join in.
  • Mundane Utility: Luna has used her Healing Factor to drink half a bottle of quality sake without getting drunk.
  • Mysterious Backer: Luna is one of the founding members and the primary backer of the JLF. Atsushi Sawasaki and the Chinese Federation give their backing to the Blood of the Samurai.
  • No-Sell: Glasglow rifles are worthless against the much more heavily-armored tanks, forcing the mecha to outmaneuver them and use their slash harkens against them.
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: While testing her Healing Factor, Luna bled out over ten times her body's volume of blood over the course of half an hour, with no signs of even running low.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Britannia stopped using gas-based weaponry (such as nerve gas) before Luna was born, due to their impracticality. Any of their weapons that weren't destroyed were instead sold to African warlords.
  • Puppet Viceroy: Luna plans to use Clovis to make sweeping policy changes in Japan, essentially fulfilling her objectives there without needing to face Britannia militarily. He goes along with it, knowing that he's no great administrator and that it would spare him from C.C.'s wrath. Unfortunately…
  • Refuge in Audacity: After Clovis dies, Luna makes one last gamble to take Japan without having open war. She does this by having the JLF deploy all their forces to critical locations (backed by the authority of the Area government) and march with her into Tokyo where she declares herself Viceroy before Cornelia arrives. This is one part of why this plan works.
  • Secret Identity: Luna goes by Clare Lautrec in school while her schoolmate Naoto Kouzuki takes up the name Nathan Stadtfeld. They muse on the similarities of their circumstance as she hires him to help prop up her double life.
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  • Spanner in the Works: Luna's plans for Clovis would've worked, too, if it weren't for Kusakabe and the Blood of the Samurai killing him in their attempt to go out in a blaze of glory.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Another reason why Luna's bloodless takeover of Japan works, is because Britannia can't afford to get into a shooting war with the JLF while the Chinese Federation is waiting over in Kyushu for any signs of weakness.
  • Superweapon Surprise: It's surprising enough to see the JLF touting some new Knightmare Frames that surpasses Britannia's frontline frames in quality, but it's another matter entirely when they show off their own airship. Especially since this one is so large that it dwarfs Cornelia's entire fleet all on its lonesome.
  • Uriah Gambit: The Purists would be a liability to Area 11, what with the more equal policy changes being enacted. So Luna decides to have them at the front of their engagements with the Blood of the Samurai, leaving them at a disadvantage for the JLF troops deployed to wipe them both out.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Dorothea is forced to watch Luna undergo Electric Torture via taser by Urabe until she tells the JLF what they want to know. Subverted when afterwards, Urabe promptly throws up in a nearby crate and Luna reveals that she planned the whole thing.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Luna finds Mao as she looks for CC in the Code-R facilities. Then kills him after she uses him to get information from the scientists because she knows that he's too dangerous to let live.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: The Blood of the Samurai are extremely unpopular in Japan, as most of their kills are Japanese. They justify this by saying that all those who bow their heads to Britannia are traitors, even as moderates like Katase understand that people only want to get through life as best they can.


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