FFN summary:Private Suzaku Kururugi, Honorary Britannian, wanted two things in life. To reform the Holy Empire of Britannia from within the system and thereby return dignity to the Japanese people; and to die as atonement for his sins. What he got instead was a snarky voice in his head insistent on telling him things. Things Suzaku couldn't possibly have known, even subconsciously... SI fic.
This fanfic provides examples of:
- Alternate Universe: Due to taking elements from multiple continuities (including Nightmare of Nunnally, Suzaku of the Counterattack, and others), and unknown original elements, this story qualifies as an AU of the original canon.
- Bad "Bad Acting": Due to being unaware of One's existence, Clovis believes that Suzaku is playing a part when speaking with him, derides him for his amateurish "bad acting" and says he will teach him how to properly play a role on the stage.
- Byronic Hero: Not quite as bad as the prime example in CG, his best friend Lelouch, but Suzaku is a close runner up in the tormented morally complex character slot. Whether he mellows out thanks to One's influence remains to be seen.
- Dueling Works: with/against Codes And Geass: Embracing Your Inner Megalomania, a fic written by Trickster Priest with a similar premise but starring Lelouch instead of Suzaku. White Knighting was written as a response/rebuttal to this story. While the two fics and their casts may be at loggerheads with each other, the authors seem to consider it a Friendly Rivalry.
- Honor Before Reason: Suzaku will do what he thinks is honorable&right, and damn the consequences. It remains to be seen if this trait sticks around or he changes his perspective.
- Split Personality: Despite being a voice in Suzaku's head, One is remarkably similar to him in various ways, and since he can assume control of Suzaku's body, his mannerisms look like an alternate personality to outside observers.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Suzaku, of course. One as well, but knowing the future that would have unfolded is forcing them to consider additional options.