Code Geass: Blood Stained Alternatives is an ongoing play-by-post roleplay forum organized by Crosswire on Fanfiction.net. It takes place in an alternative universe where Lelouch's Geass didnt go wild and Euphemia was never sent on a Geass induced homicidal rampage to kill all of the Japanese. The Special Administration Zone was established and the Black Knights prepare to disarm. Everything looked like it would turn out for the best until an attack by militant Britannians on the Zone resulted in a massacre of Japanese civilians.
The attack and others that followed, ruined Japan's faith in the project and what little they had for a political settlement with Britannia. The Zone collapsed and Euphemia became near catatonic with grief and withdrew from public view. The events sparked a massive debate within Britannia regarding the treatment of Numbers and the future direction of its empire.
Eleven weeks later and Britannia's citizenry, its elite and its soldiery are divided between the Conservatives and the Legitimates. The Black Knights have taken up arms again and Lelouch plots to ignite and use a civil war in Britannia to achieve vengeance.
All the while Euphemia struggles not to lose herself to guilt, Nunnally finds herself neglected by her brother and Shirley has to lie to her friends.
Everyone thought the Zone would solve everything, but it turns out the smoothest path is the rockiest just around the bend
Now what blood stained alternatives will arise?
Tropes Present in Code Geass Blood Stained Alternatives:
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: Rahan Dekerrs - lets see, extremely casual approach to killing, uses what amounts too a white version of an SS Obersturmbannfuhrer outfit, puts trainees through a withering program redesigned to kill your empathy, and sides with the Social Darwinist Legitimate Britannia group. Though he doesn't believe in racial superiority himself - he's all about Social Darwinism, regardless who the weak and strong are.
- Ascended Extra: Rivalz is slated to have a larger role than usual in the RP. Let alone Shirley's increased relevance in stories that take place outside of Ashford.
- Nonette Enneagram had no lines in the original series and her backstory and personality were only elaborated on in side material and the Code Geass game Lost Colors. In this RP she's an active player in the Civil War, being the only person close enough and brave enough to call Cornelia, the "Witch of Britannia" herself, Nellie
- Big Bad: Sciro Caligula, apparently, though the mysterious AnOther has a large role in several characters' backstories.
- Canon Immigrant: Several Knightmares and characters from Oz of the Reflection have shown up in the RP, along with a more detailed version of the Lancelot Club from the Lost Colors PSP game.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Caius and his pirates might have this going for them. First they stole from the Black Knights, planned to sell the Conservatives said stolen Knightmares, only to tell the Black Knights where the meeting was held and proceeded to run off with all the money while the two fought.
- Flawed Prototype: The Lancelot Club. Built using spare parts from the Lancelot and experimental components with a Sutherland as the base, the Lancelot Club was intended as a budget version of the original Lancelot. Despite coming off as an initial success, having performance capabilities only 20% less then the original Lancelot, the 'flawed' part of the prototype became apparent very quickly as the Club proved to have incredibly sensitive controls and was prone to a ridiculous amount of technical failures to the point Suzaku was convinced it was determined to kill whoever piloted it.
- Husky Russkie: Artyom Reznov definitely counts. Despite not being tall, speaking without an accent, and Russia being drastically different in the Code Geass verse (no communism, no soviet union, no Lenin or Stalin, est) Artyom drinks during (or at least before) fights and seems to have a prominent love for heavy duty weaponry, especially his custom Panzer Hummel "Grizzly". Ironically, the Grizzly is a bear only found in North America or in the Code Geass universe, the Britannian Homeland.
- Lightning Bruiser: The Rsdjt, somewhat. They are capable of moving extremely quickly using their boosters, are heavily armored and heavily armed - they're described at one point as walking turrets, and have missiles and rockets coming out of their ears...though there are also elements of Crippling Overspecialization - these Knightmares do not even have Harkens.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Both the Zamblo and the Rsdjt have this as an attack. When working together, Rsdjts can unleash up to eighty missiles without putting much of a dent in their combat abilities.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Taken to a new level by the Legitimate and Conservative Britannia Factions, who both have a different view of how to express their loyalty to their country.
- New Meat: Zachary Lensman, a minor Legitimate Britannian soldier. Sophia could also count, despite being in the military for a year she doesn't seem to have much field experience.
- Obviously Evil: Subverted with Sciro Caligula. Despite his last name being the nickname for infamous Roman emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus and arguably being only slightly more well adjusted then him, Sciro manages to keep up a good image and hide his insanity and thirst for senseless violence under the guise of trying to ensure a strong Britannia. The same could be said to a lesser extent for Rahan Dekerrs.
- An Other plays this straight to a tee. Dude walks around head to toe in black and blood red knight armor with Geass vigils scratched into it and has a deep voice so menacing it practically screams "I'M EVIL".
- Pirate: Caius, "RJ", Vigil, and Sol accompanied by Kite Tide have been fairly established as Type 2 Pirates. Though they're very serious and aren't above using threats and blackmail to get what they want, they generally try to avoid hurting innocent lives or killing unless it's absolutely necessary. They have no taste in the current political affairs and seem content with playing between the factions for their own monetary gain. Despite not dressing or talking like a proper pirate should they seem to enjoy their choice in profession to an almost amusing degree.
- Playful Hacker: Vigil seems to be one of these.
- Super Mode: The Gestalt Mode of the Pirate Knightmares Sinbad, Kidd, and Bartholomew. It gives them a temporary boost to 200% power, opening their "faces" and vents on their body. Due to the fact that it can't be used for too long due to the power drain, it's best used like a Limit Break.
- Super Prototype: The 0-Quantum. The Zougan is an aversion in that the Flana Group tried to make it this, only for everything to go horribly wrong.
- Played straight with the ZA-01 Arondight. Despite being the Steiner families attempt at making a cheaper Knightmare "inspired" by the Lancelot, it's proven to be quite a high performance suit.
- Super Soldier: Two of them as of now - Bezide Ascato, a naive newcomer with powerful "instincts" and a strong machine, and Leona Rayven, who, going by character description, was wrecked by the method that turned her into a supersoldier.
- Tanksfor Nothing: Subverted by Carter mostly, but played straight in most cases. The Britannian Main battle tanks used to support Knightmares are vastly inferior in terms of tech and mobility, but they can still destroy Knightmares provided they can land a hit on them. Carter's experimental tank the "Templar" was a step up from the normal MBT, but ultimately proved not to be all that much effective then the regular tank.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Subverted by the pirates themselves, save for when there isn't anything for them to do.
- Training from Hell: The regular basic training given to Britannian military recruits alone would have been this for Shirley, however this got taken Upto Eleven thanks to her extreme drill sergeant Rahan Dekerrs, who went out of his way to 'improve' the regular training regiment. These improvements included, having the recruits survive out in a rebel invested wilderness for a week without tools, equipment or clothes, having the recruits pilot damaged and defective Knightmares through a mined obstacle course, and changed the Crucible Exercise so it would prove legitimately lethal to the unprepared by replacing the opposing teams paint rounds with live ones.
- Took A Levelin Badass: In the original series Shirley Fenette was just a regular if somewhat spoiled teenager girl who couldn't do much more then hold a gun before her hands started to shake like she had Parkinson's. After rediscovering her father was dead, realizing her memories had been tampered with due to being unable to remember important but unpleasant memories from her childhood, and discovering the letter she wrote detailing Lelouch as Zero Shirley forged a fake identity, joined the military, persevered through beatings and hazing given to her by fellow recruits, became one of the few survivors of Rahan Dekerrs's Training from Hell, and has since survived being the test pilot for an unstable, death trap of a prototype Knightmare. All while keeping it a secret from her friends, family, and Lelouch.
- The Unpronounceable: The Rsdjt. Try saying that five times fast.