Code MENT is a Code Geass Abridged Serier abridgement, created by PurpleEyesWTF (also the creator of None Piece), and is one of the most bizarre abridged series out there. It combines standard abridging with faster-paced, nonsensical comedic editing to create a very unique flavor reminiscent of Monty-Python sketch comedies, but without censorship. Code MENT very loosely follows the actions in the original series in general, while the events and outcomes are the same-ish, characterization and motivations are jettisoned for the sake of comedy, with all the characters acting considerably more stupid, and editing scenes from several episodes or other series into the continuity, creating a melting pot of insanity. The series is considered a "parody of a parody".
While it sounds wacky on paper (and is even wackier onscreen), PurpleEyes is known to hold himself to high standards for a YouTube abridger. The series is notable for PurpleEyes's impressive voice-work (giving each character in a cast well known to contain many characters his or her own distinct voice), its fast-paced humor, high-quality editing, and excellent comedic timing.
Sixteen episodes were released, not counting the re-edits, of which there have been two: Episodes 10 and 13. Watch it here. The non-canon "fifth" episode of None Piece is also considered the equally non-canon episode 14.5 for Code MENT. There were plans for at least nineteen episodes, with the ninteenth set as a Grand Finale, but the series has ultimately died due to PurpleEyes having real life obligations to take care of.
It became another progenitor for a new wave of abridging series, just like Little Kuriboh, known as abridgeMENTs, with distinctive voice actors, fast-paced non-sequitur humor, heavy editing, and pushing the envelope to its breaking point. So far, Supernatural: The Animation Abridged, Infinite MENT and Medaka MENT follow the mold.
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- Abnormal Ammo: One decides that Kallen's idea is a fantastic idea: A gun that shoots another gun that in turn shoots "chainsaw bullets".
- Abusive Parents: The crazy woman in the park from episode 9 tells her son he needs to get reacquainted with his father's nine iron. For frolicking.
- Achievements in Ignorance:
- Lelouch manages to corner Clovis in his G1 base without actually knowing how he managed to do it.
- In Episode 14.5, he manages to get a helicopter into the air by randomly pushing buttons. Which appears to run in the family, as Death the Kid managed to run (and subsequently break) the soul reaping chamber the same way. Despite the room not having any buttons in it.
- In Episode 9, both Lelouch and C.C. find themselves up in high places (on top of a flagpole and on a warehouse shelf, respectively) and wonder how they got there.
- In Episode 16, Lelouch calls Suzaku to meet up with him only to find that Suzaku is currently lost shopping for clothes in the Soup Store. By the time Lelouch reaches the conference room, he's surprised to find out that Suzaku has gotten there ahead of him. When questioned as to how he got there so quickly, Suzaku admits that it's a good question and he has no idea.
- Adaptational Dumbass: Suzaku ends up a lot less bright in this incarnation, especially trying to buy clothes in a soup store.
- More to the point, everyone.
- Adaptational Heroism: Mao and Lelouch are actually friends in this version. He did give Shirley a gun for no apparent reason and then tried to shoot her, however, in his defense, she was pointing the gun at him and Lelouch at the time, so it was self-defense. That doesn't excuse giving her the gun in the first place though. And while he manages to kidnap Nunnally in this as well, he only does it to teach Lelouch a lesson in caring for others and didn't mean any harm to her.
- Adaptational Sexuality: Kallens biological mother and stepmother are a lesbian couple here.
- All According to Plan: Subverted.Lelouch: Aha! Burying the enemy alive in a rockslide! Just like I totally planned!
Ohgi: I thought you said you only wanted to kill the right people.
Ohgi: You buried our would-be-allies
[cut to] Liberal Japanese Leader: Someone get the shovel.
Ohgi: and leveled the city at the bottom of the mountain.
- All Men Are Perverts: Lelouch tricks an enemy into coming out of his mech by claiming to have a CD with "over twelve terabytes of pornography." Which is impossible, of course, because CD's can't even hold one gigabyte; the guy's brain didn't get that far, apparently. In Episode 15 he's calling tech support for that very CD as well but withholds the truth of what's on it.
- Alternate DVD Commentary: Sort of. PurpleEyes does one for Episode 14 in the form of annotations in the video, with his comments ranging from pointing out the jokes, to making snarky comments, to at one point leaving to go get a bag of Fritos. Also, he mentions Romania a lot.
- American Accents: Cornelia had a very deep Texas accent, to the point of almost be a Southern Belle.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Kallen discovers that her mother is on meth, she thinks back on the obvious signs.Kallen's Mom: That stepladder attacked me!
Kallen's Mom: It attacked me!
Kallen's Mom: I like listening to Bruce Springsteen.
- Ass Pull: Mocked by Lelouch in universe during Episode 11 as C.C. distracts Suzaku.One: Oh, of course, telepathy, silly me, and here I was expecting something that made sense.
- Audible Sharpness:
- That noble in episode one has a case of this.
- Episode 10 has a little Fascinating Eyebrow whiplash duel between Deithard and Jeremiah.
- C.C also scares Lelouch by blinking at him.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The previous leader of Japan.◊ Too bad he sired Suzaku, otherwise he would have won.
- Authority in Name Only: Emperor Charles is shaping up to be this.
- Ax-Crazy: While there's plenty of crazy, the soldier trying to get some junk food takes the cake.Soldier One: [aiming his gun at half a dozen civilians] I just walked a mile to get here! If I don't see a pizza in the next five seconds
Soldier Two: Come on, man, don't do this.
Soldier One: People! I have killed before! And I will kill again!
- Bawdy Song: You will never be able to hear "Whole New World" with a straight face ever again.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: In-universe, Lelouch and Kallen seem to refer to themselves as having it in Episode 3 (though Lelouch seems to ignore it after this point).
- Berserk Button:
- Just try saying "Team Deathmatch" in front of Jeremiah. Just try it. See where it gets you.
- In Episode 11, Suzaku starts shooting wildly after C.C. subjects him to old Madonna music videos. The look on his face says it all.
- Lelouch constantly referring to Death the Kid as "Ying" doesn't do well at quelling anger, either.Death The Kid: Oh, don't start that shit again!
- Lelouch just wants to make sure that C.C. understands a few things like DON'T TOUCH HIS STUFF! Also, he doesn't really understand her outfit in Episode 14.
- Big Eater: Suzaku. He can live entirely on a diet of crayons, lighter fluid, and Lelouch's best silverware. "Do you think McDonalds is open? I gotta get my Big Mac on."Lelouch: That wasn't eating. I've seen eating. What happened in there was pure chaos.
- Bears Are Bad News:Lelouch: We better get out of this cave. Bears live in caves. And bears are crazy.
- Blatant Lies:
- The ending of the first episode, which is rather normal by Abridged Series standards, proclaims that "Well, look on the bright side... at least it can't get any weirder." It... does.
- The narration in "An introspective look at the dynamic between 0:06 videos and giving minimal information".Suzaku: Hey, wanna go to a convention?
Lelouch: [angrily] No!
Yes he does.
- Blood Knight:
- Cornelia.General: Madam, we discovered that there is a tunnel below the hotel which we can use to infiltrate.
Cornelia: I hear you loud and clear. Let's fire a missile in there and be done with this.
Dalton: But, Madam, we found that your sister is among the hostages.
Cornelia: I hear you loud and clear. Let's fire a missile in there and be done with this.
- Guilford.Guilford: Let me at 'em; I'll f*ck 'em up!
- Bookends: Episode 9 has a cutaway gag near the beginning with One standing on a pole wondering how he got up there. At the end of the episode, C.C. wonders the same thing while standing in the rafters of the meth warehouse.
- Bottomless Magazine: In Episode 8 One (Lelouch) fires probably around 100 shots or more from his pistol before running out (there's roughly seventy shots) Subverted at the last second, when he's about to shoot Euphemia, and the gun clicks.
- Brain Bleach:
- Episode 14, when Lelouch picks up a box in Shirley's room and it starts vibrating.Lelouch: Call my therapist. Tell him he's a rich man.
- Again in Episode 15.Lelouch: [having looked at the twelve terabytes of porn] It's mostly Todd Phelps and Michael Bay trying to run train on Megan Fox. I tried scheduling some electro-convulsive therapy, but apparently trying to inadvertently wipe your memory to forget the Hangover 3 is FROWNED UPON!!!
- Episode 14, when Lelouch picks up a box in Shirley's room and it starts vibrating.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall:
- Episode 10. "Oh, please, this series was dead long before he got here."Ghost Nappa: I'm in your show, fucking it up.
- Episode 1: "What happened? Did the animation budget run out again?"
- From the re-cut of Episode 13:"Naw, dude, didn't you read the caption? It's a U.V.A.R.D."
- Episode 10. "Oh, please, this series was dead long before he got here."
- Brick Joke: Linked.
- In Episode 6:Guilford: Hell, I stole your watch before you got in here.
Jeremiah: So that's where that thing went.
Guilford: Yeah, I lost it though.
Jeremiah: Dammit, that was a Rolex!
- Then later:Lelouch: You see a Rolex I lifted off some guy yesterday? You'd better not be touching my stuff.
- In a later episode:Lelouch: Suzaku, listen very carefully. I'm about to get seriously effed right now, so I need you to relay a message. Tell the girl with green hair in my room to NOT TOUCH MY STUFF!!!
- After meeting C.C. dressed in Lelouch's "One" clothes later:Lelouch: Blargh! Who are you?!
C.C.: [unmasks] You really are a moron, aren't you? Well, what do you have to say for yourself?
Lelouch: DON'T TOUCH MY STUFF!!!
- In Episode 3, Milly says that Kallen is being indicted into the Student Council. Lelouch calls her out for using the wrong word (inducted vs. indicted) at the start of Episode 8.Milly: But that was three months ago. And now all you did is prove to us that you didn't know both words at the time.
- In Episode 6:
- Broken Record: Suzaku at the beginning of episode one. "Forever? Forever? Forever? Forever?"
- Brown Note: Old Madonna music videos have this effect on Suzaku and Lelouch.
- Bumbling Emperor: As expected, Emperor Charles has more than a few loose screws and seems to suffer from some case of senility. When trying to remember about Lelouch and Nunally:Emperor Charles: (What was I thinking about just now? Something about Japan.) "We're taking over Japan!" (Boo-yah.)
- Buried Alive: Shirley's dad. Definitely Played for Laughs.
But He Sounds Handsome: In Episode 6:Suzaku: Who knew they'd put the death of Clover's murder on that stupid One guy?
Lelouch: That One guy sounds like A REALLY AWESOME DUDE!
- Butt-Monkey: "Rivalz, die in a fire."
- Calling Your Attacks: Kallen.
- Catchphrase: "Team Deathmatch!" for a lot of the characters.
- Almost to the point of being Arc Words.
- SEVEN MINUTES!?
- Caught with Your Pants Down: Handled the "Table-kun" incident with the amount of tact and subtlety one expects from an Abridged Series.note Nunnally: I think Nina's really sick. I walked in on her in the Student Faculty Room and she sounded like a dying coyote.
- Also a minor example at the beginning of the "totally non-canon" version of Episode 10, with Lelouch and the super slowed down "Gimme Pizza" video of all things.
- Chainsaw Good:
- Lelouch points out that somebody needs to make a gun with chainsaw bullets quickly and gives Kallen a robot because she came up with the only thing greater than that: a gun that shoots a gun that shoots chainsaw bullets.
- In Episode 15, Mao is talking with a shop owner. He mentions his target to kill is an immortal witch, which the shopkeeper thinks he means an ex-wife. He then offers Mao a chainsaw. Mao's response?"Oh-ho, whoa! Buddy, buddy, look at me, look at me, look at me. Yes."
- Chair Reveal: Jeremiah does this in Episode 4 three times in a row to the same person with a chair that was originally deadbolted to the floor.
- Checkmated Mid-Sentence: In Episode 14, this happens in the middle of Lelouch's Trash Talk.Lelouch: A bold move. But you're about to be eaten alive, my little guppy friend
Lelouch: FUCK YOU!
- PurpleEyes said that Lelouch would've said this even if he won (joking that he himself does regardless of winning/losing), just with the line being inflected differently.
- Coitus Uninterruptus: Nina in the middle of her table-related activities is interrupted by Nunnally she then continues seconds later with Nunnally still in the room.
- Continuity Nod:Lelouch: Damn continuity, damn it to hell!
- Corrupt the Cutie: "It's gonna be a miracle if that girl doesn't grow up to be a psychopath."
- Creator Cameo: PurpleEyes himself pops up at random points in Episode 16 to do nothing but scream at the camera.
- Critical Research Failure: In-universe with Suzaku (naturally) and his explanation of HD televisions.
- Crossover: Multiple Code Ment characters appear in episode five of None Piece.
- We get another crossover with None Piece in Episode 15. Luffy appears hiding in some bushes during a brief cut to Shirley. In Episode 7 of None Piece, we see the scene from Luffy's perspective. He's trying to snipe Lelouch.
- The video Pirates/and or Ninjas. It is a crossover with None Piece, Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show, and Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series. Lelouch and Yami Yugi are impaled with knives(courtesy of Luffy). Yami doesn't seem to be bothered by this.
- The video "The Pursuit of Happiness" is a crossover with None Piece, Code MENT, Nullmetal Alchemist, Danganronpa Abridged Thing and Soul Whatever.
- Crossover Relatives: Lelouch is cousins with Death the Kid, which also makes Lord Death his uncle as well on his father side, meaning that the Britannian royal family is related as well. He also happens to be Alucard's nephew too. Alucard is mentioned to be from Lelouch's mother side of the family, making Marianne related to him.
- Damsel in Distress: Invoked in Episode 16
- Dance Battler: Kallen turns into this in Episode 11.
- Deader Than Dead: Empress Marianne vi Britannia.Young Lelouch: Dad! Dad! Mom is dead.
Emperor Charles: How dead?
Young Lelouch: Dead enough to cause Nunally to go blind.
Emperor Charles: That's pretty dead.
- Description Cut: Lots. Mostly of the form "A says B is smart, cut to B acting incredibly stupid."Lelouch: Who knows what kind of masterminds are behind all this?
[cut to ]
Newscaster: In an effort to capture the criminal mastermind known as One
- Episode 5:Euphy: Seriously, how are you still part of the army? I thought you had to be at least somewhat smart to be in there!
Soldier 1: Yo man, who is this fat f*ck?
Soldier 2: I dunno, but whoever he is, his fat ass is weighin' down this plane!
- From Episode 7:
- Episode 9:Cornelia: This One guy seems to be our biggest threat.
[cut to ]
One: HOW DID I GET UP HERE?!
- Also from Episode 9:Kallen: It's a good thing I have One to look up to. He's a great role model.
[cut to ]
One: We need to score some drugs.
- Episode 10.Cornelia: Well, we'll have to concentrate on the army with the most competent leader.
Liberal Japanese Leader: I stepped on a nail!
One: [hitting himself repeatedly] Dammit! Must. Learn. To. Read!
Cornelia: Or just flip a coin or something...
- Double Subverted at one point, in Episode 14.Cornelia: They're probably off somewhere laughing at us right now!
[cut to Tamaki laughing except he's just high again]
- Subverted in Episode 15:C.C.: You'll never get away with this, Mao. I'm friends with Lelouch too, you know. He's probably mounting a rescue as we speak.
[cut to ]
Lelouch: I friggin' plugged it into HDMI!
[cut to ]
C.C.: Oh god, I'm gonna die.
Lelouch appears on the fair's display next to C.C. and Mao, just as planned.
- From the same episode, we get two in one scene:C.C.: I know you're gonna think I'm crazy when I say this, but Mao has the ability to read minds. I know because I'm the one that gave him that power. And ever since I did, he's slowly been going crazy.
[cut to Mao listening to Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" on an MP3 player]
Mao: OH MY GOD THIS ZUNE IS GREAT!
[cut back to Lelouch and C.C.]
Lelouch: Just so we're a hundred percent clear on the situation, I have not heard a word you've said.
C.C.: Mao's gonna kill us.
Lelouch: That's nice.
[cut back to Mao in a gun store]
Mao: Hi, I'm here to kill some people.
- Episode 5:
- The Determinator: When it comes time to rouse the Dark Knights, Lelouch actually does manage to spring into action:Kallen: One, it looks like the Britanians are retreating!
One: Like Hell we are! We're going after them!
Kallen: But we're in a submarine! There's no way we'll make it in time!
One: FUCK that!
- Didn't Think This Through: Happens all the time, perhaps the most blatant and immediate example being Lelouch failing to design air holes into his mask.Lelouch: OH MY GOD, I FORGOT TO PUT AIRHOLES IN THIS HELMET!
- The Ditz: All of the characters.
- Special mention goes to Suzaku, who gets extra points for mental retardation.
- From episode 6:Lelouch: Well Suzaku, it was great to have you over for dinner. Although there was really no need for you to eat all of the silverware.
Suzaku: I need to be under constant supervision.
- Suzaku literally failed an IQ test in a world where almost everyone acts insane.Lelouch: So why did they let you out of prison anyway?
Suzaki: Apparently if you score negative on an IQ test they give you a free pass out of everything.
Lelouch: You did so bad you owe points?
Suzaku: I did bad?
- During one point, Suzaku is in questioning with Jeremiah, who is repeatedly assuring Suzaku they just want to ask a couple questions and let him go. Suzaku instead takes this as a hostile attack and begins belligerently attacking Jeremiah with nonsensical words before making an extremely annoying and incredibly indescribable noise. It's a vuvuezela. For which Jeremiah immediately decides, fuck it, execute him.
- From episode 6:
- Kallen's Mother (her actual one from the show) is especially eccentric. She accuses stepladders and vases of attacking her. And then she teaches them violent lessons in pain.
- As of Episode 16, it seems to be implied that Rivalz is, as Rivalz has apparently just discovered a naked woman on the Internet only for SUZAKU of all people to point out that porn has been on the internet for years.
- Special mention goes to Suzaku, who gets extra points for mental retardation.
- Driven to Suicide:
- Drives Like Crazy:"Look! No hands!"
- Episode 10:Liberation Member: Sir, for the love of god, open your eyes!
Tohdoh: I won't lie: I've been drinking again.
- Episode 10:
- Driving Stick: Episode one."Oh shit. This may be a bad time to tell you, but I can't drive stick. [crash]
- Dub Name Change: Zero is now "One".
- Dumbass Has a Point: Suzaku of all people in Episode 16. Suzaku notes outside the elevator there is a Turret, stating it was the Kidnapper. Lelouch actually points out that it was actually put there by the school to kill Janitors on payday, Suzaku points out that the school's costs are still high in which Lelouch points out that it costs a lot of money to shoot said turret off on a bi-weekly basis, leading this fleeting moment of genius (Or common sense, this IS Suzaku we're talking about.).Suzaku: So they save money by killing Janitors, but waste money by killing Janitors.
Lelouche: Well huh
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Jeremiah's "death" at the end of episode 10 is way more badass than in the original show."NOW, IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME, I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL!"
- Eskimos Aren't Real: In the first version of Episode 13, Lelouch insists that British people aren't real, despite technically being one himself.Lelouch: Have you ever seen a British person? I haven't. Therefore they don't exist.
C.C.: Just because you haven't met one doesn't mean they don't exist.
Lelouch: (mockingly) Oh my god you guys, British people are real, they're walking around everywhere! (normally) They're like the Wolf Man. They're not real.
C.C.: You're gotta be kidding me.
Lelouch: Look at the English dictionary! The English dictionary! All the words in there are American!
- Every Car Is a Pinto:Jeremiah: If I'm back here, and you're back here, who's driving the car?
*cue fiery live-action car explosion*
- Exact Words: This little treat from Episode 12, after Lelouch has been informed that the group hasn't received any added funds since their last battle:
- Expospeak Gag: One soldier launches into a long and elaborately-worded speech about their military situation, which he sums up by declaring that they are all in a great big Team Death Match. Jeremiah shoots him for his troubles.Mook: Well, basically, we're fighting a native people who's overthrown by our imperialistic government which is situated elsewhere. Our nation desires to maintain these various underlying colonies. In particular this former state has multiple resistance factions which ultimately fight for an independent sovereign nation. Meanwhile we fight to eliminate their unruly resistance to our suppressive discriminatory governance. Therefore and thusly, we are all stuck...in a giant...team deathmatch.
- Extreme Omnivore: Suzaku. He's been known to consume plastic, cyanide, glass, crayons, and lighter fluid, among other things. And silverware. And a whole end table.
- Felony Misdemeanor:
- Played for Laughs. Seems to be the code of conduct for all of Purple Eyes's works. It's perfectly acceptable and forgivable to stab people, shoot people, lie to people, manipulate people, sexually harass people, insult the dignity of people (note that "people" can include your own friends). But don't you ever ever interrupt someone; it's just rude.
- Toudou was much more upset over the enemy cutting his cable than the fact that they killed hundreds of his soldiers and buried part of his group under a mountain. Then again, it is Toudou.
- Foreshadowing: In Episode 6, Lelouch says that his blaming Suzaku for his own actions will never come back to bite him. This statement is immediately followed by the words Epic Foreshadowing flashing across the screen in big red letters with a siren playing behind them.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: In episode 8 the caption says "Fottage Taken by the Perpetraeor". Apparently even the TV reporters aren't immune to idiocy.
- Funny Background Event: "What are you all looking at? Is it that horse guy again?"
- Future Slang: Refrain.One: Tamaki, I don't know what kind of lingo you kids think is hip nowadays, but let's just call it meth like everybody else!
- Gasp!: Lelouch says "Audible gasp!"
- General Failure: The vast majority of military leaders in the series, on all sides.
- Gilligan Cut:
- Someone mentions how much of a criminal mastermind One is, cut to One doing something stupid.One: Oh my God! My shoes are on fire!
- Or if C.C. mentions how crazy Mao is.Mao: Oh my God, this Zune is great!
- Someone mentions how much of a criminal mastermind One is, cut to One doing something stupid.
- Groin Attack: According to episode fourteen's annotations:"Don't worry, [Lelouch] got shot in the penis. It's broken so it doesn't matter."
- Halloween Episode
- Has Two Mommies: Kallen to the point she actually doesn't understand the concept of fathers.Milly: Kallen, where do babies come from?
Kallen: When a woman and another woman love each other very much they
Milly: Okay, never mind, it all makes sense.
- Suzaku, perhaps, but both his moms are dead.note
- Honor Before Reason: In Episode 16, Suzaku refuses to save Nunnally, who was kidnapped and bound to a trap, because he doesn't want to be sexist towards her by contributing to the Damsel in Distress trope.
- Hypocritical Humor:
- Nina and Rivalz saying that Suzaku has a stupid voicenote .
- A random creep in a car propositions Lelouch:Man: Get in the car, I'll give ya some candy.
Lelouch: Dumbass! You just lost yourself some candy!
- Idiot Savant: Suzaku, the mental retard giant robot pilot extraordinaire.Suzaku: Koo-koo-ka-chu Mrs. Robinson.
- According to at least one gag, they need Suzaku to pilot it because he's so dumb that he's immune to pain.
- I Minored in Tropology: Doctor Jeremiah, with a PhD in Asskicking, a Bachelor's in Pain, and a minor in Women's Studies.
- Impractically Fancy Outfit: Issuing miniskirts to the women as the standard uniform. Made more funny because it shouldn't be a problem in the first place, since they don't impair running. Giant bullets shot from Mechas are another matter of course.
- "Practicality be damned, I look good!"
- Intentional Engrish for Funny:
- "All your drugs are belong to us!"
- Intoxication Ensues: "I'm tripping balls!"
- Intrepid Reporter: Camera 3.Deithard: Hey, where the hell is Camera 3?
Assistant: He said he was gonna get some "action shots".
[cut to collapsing building]
Camera 3: [falling to his death] THIS-IS-GONNA-BE-THE-BEST-SHOT-EVER!
- Insane Troll Logic: Overall, this series is fueled almost entirely by this trope. Heck, it pretty much IS this trope.
- Lelouch all the time:Lelouch: So, you're going to shoot me huh? Well, the only person who shoots me is me! [points a gun at his head] Good luck trying to shoot me WHEN I'M ALREADY DEAD!
C.C.: You are a whole new level of stupid.
Lelouch: Ah, but who is stupider? The one trying to kill himself, or the person trying to kill the person trying to kill himself?! [beat] That's what I thought.
- Suzaku is just as bad...One: Suzaku, listen! It's me!
Suzaku: No, it is not! Because I'm me! And that makes you not me!
One: What the f***?
One: You know what, just kill me.
- Lelouch again:Lelouch: If I'm out there, then who's in here...? [GASP] I'M MAGIC!
- Lelouch all the time:
- It's Like I Always Say: Or Lelouch's mother, as the case may be.Lelouch: Mao, Mao, Mao. It's like my mother used to say: "You can keep all your farts in a bag, but you'll never really appreciate the first time you let it rip."
- It Makes Sense in Context: For certain definitions of "sense" and "context".
- Lame Comeback: In episode ten.Deithard: Oh, it's you two idiots. What do you want?
Jeremiah: You're the idiot. I am so good at come backs.
- Large Ham: Lelouch and Jeremiah all the time.
- Larynx Dissonance: There isn't much of any effort to make female voices sound female and IT IS GLORIOUS. Many of them do sound sufficiently feminine, especially later on (such as C.C., Milly and Nunally), but more importantly, they all manage to sound completely different.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Suzaku."Koo-koo-ca-choo, Mrs. Robinson!""Comin' at ya Cleopatra!"
- Major Injury Underreaction: Even though she died, Lelouch's mother sure didn't seem to express much pain.Lelouch's Mother: That smarts!
- Man of a Thousand Voices: All the voices are done by Purple Eyes, and he does a pretty damn good job at it. Though some of the female characters sound kind of similar. Kallen, (and one of her Moms), sound like Mickey Mouse.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: In "The Pursuit of Happiness", we get a crossover between Nullmetal Alchemist, Code MENT, Danganronpa Abridged Thing, Soul Whatever, and None Piece. It's just as ridiculous as it sounds.
- Medium Awareness: During XIII-2:
- Episode 8:Lelouch/One: We are the Dark Knights for Justice. Because as children we were nursed on the milk of justice, and as we grew up we acquired a taste for justice. Now as we get older we once again desire the taste of justice...but we cannot find the milk! So we go to Starbucks! And we get a coffee! But it's not the same thing! IT SUCKS! WHY DID I ORDER THIS!? IT'S TERRIBLE! And now you all understand what our mission is. And. What. We. Must. Do.
- Episode 2:Lelouch: Like making babies from a candy! Mm, candy.
- Episode 9:Lelouch: Don't flatter yourself. I was just trying to bite your tongue off so I wouldn't have to hear your ugly face anymore.
- Episode 8:
- Mind-Control Music: C.C. mentions that when she gave a Geass to Ke$ha, it made everyone think she could sing.
- Mondegreen Gag: Lelouch believes that the song Heartbeat by Grum is actually called "High People" because she misheard it.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: "NO ONE CARES ABOUT KALLEN!"
- My God, What Have I Done?: One's reaction when he learns that he and the Black Knights just attacked a department store instead of a drug warehouse, right before he orders Oghi to steal as much stuff as possible.
- Never Learned to Read: It's generally safe to assume a character can't read until proven otherwise.
- Lelouch, Suzaku, and Kallen.
- C.C. is the only character in the entire series that has proven she isn't illiterate, which might explain a lot as to why she seems to be the smartest person around, (although it helps that she's also the only character who isn't insane).
- Ohgi reads Lelouch's plans in episode ten but, considering that Lelouch can't spell (in English anyway), Ohgi might just be as bad as he is.
- Bizarrely, at least one of the Britannian soldiers knows how to read, and he implies the other can as well. This is in sharp contrast to the rest of their characterization.
- Not So Above It All: Many of the Only Sane Characters listed below have various quirks preventing them from staying completely on the ball.
- Ohgi is pretty reasonable, especially when dealing with One and his drug-addled cohorts...but then he finds Viletta in the dumpster. His blatant attraction to her (to the point of stripping her down while she's asleep) apparently takes priority over One's orders.
- Death the Kid is the most reasonable of his family, but Soul Whatever shows that he's not exactly the smartest guy around.
- C.C. wears the strangest outfits. Lelouch is repeatedly baffled by whatever disguise she happens to be wearing from Episode 14 onward.Lelouch: She stopped with the whole white clothes thing. Now she looks like a cross between a French Maid and a Vietnamese hooker.
- Noodle Incident:
- There are multiple references to an incident from Suzaku and Lelouch's childhood involving a Slip-N-Slide. He set it on fire. While Lelouch was on it.
- "And that was the third time I tried meth." (Lelouch)
- "And that's why I'm not legally allowed to use scissors anymore." (Suzaku)
- The conversation the Japanese guards have while Lelouch kills their leader.Guard: ...and it took a ton of hair spray...could you believe it? I had to run and get the hose...but thank god I knew were the ax was...banana shoes...
- "Besides the years of stupidity I've had to suffer because of you people, you let somebody blow up a bridge right in front of you and didn't do anything." (Kewell)
- N-Word Privileges: Lelouch loudly exclaims "fuck you, nigga!" to Mao in Episode 16, while covered with an Ash Face. Mao retorts that only he's allowed to say that, since he's a black albino.
- Off the Rails: It's about as related to the original plot as the Tabletop RPG of Samurai Pizza Cats with the original Japanese abridged Source Book translated by a barely-literate Korean farmer in both languages in a session with a bunch of amateur noobs.
- Only Sane Man:
- C.C. and Kewell are the only characters in the cast that aren't some variety of crazy or stupid.
- Euphemia's pretty sane too. After that whole suicide thing, anyway—or perhaps because of it...
- Ohgi seems to know what he's doing. Also, though she's just the student body president, Milly is pretty on the ball.
- Death the Kid, especially in comparison to his relatives.
- Mao, of all people, is actually a pretty sane and rational guy. He's pretty friendly too.
- Lelouch seems to have been this as a kid.
- Oh, Crap!: Deithard has an understated one:Tamaki: AHAHAHAHAHAHA—Deithard: Has anyone seen One?Deithard: So it begins.
- Parody Sue: Lelouch. He's a prince who's also related to Death the Kid and Alucard with incredible power and influence over others, gets away with stuff that can only be described as batshit insane... and spends most of his time just being a Jerkass, scoring drugs, blowing stuff up, and contributing nothing but menace to society.
- The Password Is Always "Swordfish": Lelouch mentions in passing that Suzaku actually does always use "Swordfish" as his password.
- Phrase Catcher: Whenever Rivalz talks, half of the time Lelouch's response is "Shut the fuck up, Rivalz."
- Political Overcorrectness: In Episode 16, Suzaku refuses to help Nunally because it plays into the Damsel in Distress trope, and is therefore sexist. He also can't pretend that she's not a woman, because that's denying Nunally her sexual identity.
- Previously on : "Last time!" Parodied in the beginning of Episode 5. None of it happened, of course...we think.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Lelouch, mostly. He's very easily distracted. Despite driving the plot, most of his insane stunts are done on a whim. Lloyd as well.
- Rapid-Fire Comedy: Part of what makes this series so different from other Abridged Series out there. It's rare for a single character to speak for more than a few seconds at a time.
- Re-Cut: All of the first eight episodes were redone to meet Purple Eyes' growing skill and standards. Some jokes were lost in the process but ultimately the final versions are superior. Episode 10 has a good example of an extended cut.
- Rule of Funny: ...it's an abridged series.
- Kallen and Lelouch's inability to pronounce "Britannia" in the recut of episode ten
- Brittle... Brittle Sticks... Stick Brittle...
- Refuge in Audacity: There is not a single plot in the entire series that hasn't made extensive use of this.
- Robosexual: In episode ten, Lelouch's computer says "Thank you for waiting...my love."
- Running Gag:
- Team Death Match!
- Lelouch breaking every door he opens.
- Sanity Ball: Lelouch's general sanity is directly tied to whoever he's sharing a scene with. He's typically a borderline Idiot Hero, but he tends to be the Straight Man if he's with anybody that happens to be crazier/stupider than him, such as Suzaku.
- Say My Name: "JAAASSSSSPPPPPEEEERRRRRR!"
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Mao says this word for word in Episode 14 when a Mexican Stand Off between Shirley, Lelouch and himself goes bad. You know, as far as one can go "bad" when the situation is a Mexican Stand Off.Shirley: Nobody move until I figure out what I'm doing!
- After seeing a clip of None Piece Lelouch shouts "THIS IS AWFUL!"
- During the fake TAC awards:Jeremiah: Here's a list of the categories we've won. "Best Stolen Idea Since Facebook".Suzaku and Lelouch: HOORAY!Jeremiah: Okay, that award shouldn't have warranted that particular reaction from you two.Lelouch: Hey, I'll take them where I can get them.Jeremiah: Moving on. The "Burns My Eyeballs Just Watching It" award.Suzaku and Lelouch: YAAAAY!Jeremiah: [as the other two continue to cheer in the background] Well, let it never be said that you two can't be optimistic.
- The introduction of episode fourteen has the tag line "Like Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, only worse!" This, humorously enough, got a Shout-Out in the intro to Episode 56 of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series; Yami's opening narration is "Like Code MENT, only worse!"
- Serial Escalation: Think of all the shenanigans done so far. PurpleEyesWTF managed to top all of them in the first nine seconds of Episode 12. And it goes even further from there.Lelouch: Getting kicked off the Internet for this one.
- "Shaggy Frog" Story: Lelouch's...advice to Mao in Episode 15.
- Shock Site: "Hey, what's goin' on over here...? What's she doin' with that cup...? OH GOD I'M GONNA BE SICK!"
- Shout-Out: Like all Abridged Series, there are an absurd amount of them. Here are some:
- The whole Skype call in episode 8 seems like a hilarious homage to Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
- Raymond Philips from Episode 10 (non-canon edition) is likely a shout-out to Senor Cardgage.
- Jeremiah's "seven minutes" rant:
- The Japanese leader telling people to email him if they want him to send them a pizza bagel.
- Jeremiah (while high on PCP) screaming that "the dream is collapsing".
- Episode 5 has a solider watching a scene from Dragon Ball Z Abridged."Seriously? That shit again?"
- Episode 5 also has Lelouch watch a bit from LittleKuriboh's video "Without Yugi"Lelouch: What is this crap?
- "Bored now."
- In Episode 10:Jeremiah: But enough talk! Have at you!
- Also from episode ten: Death The Kid from Soul Eater makes an appearance, as do two characters from Hellsing/Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Ghost Nappa from Dragon Ball Z Abridged, and Lelouch's computer says that it's connecting to Skynet.
- "I need to get out of here. It's the smell..."
- Notably, from Episode 13:Suzaku: Somebody died, and it's up to me to find out who it was and why!Lelouch: [nonchalantly gazing at his iPony 2] Shirley's Dad and he was buried alive. There, I'm a regular Dick Tracy.
- "I implore you to reconsider."
- Episode 14:
- Lelouch's ringtone is "Cat Party" for a few episodes.
- To Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series in Episode 12:Security Guy with Deep Voice: Attention assholes, anyone caught screwing with the old man gets shot by our very visible guns.
- At the end of the title sequence for Episode 15, "All Hail the Hypnotoad" briefly flashes on screen.
- Simpleton Voice: Suzaku.
- Smart Ball: Suzaku, of all people, holds one in Episode 16. While he still has his moments (trying to buy clothes at the soup store), he's suddenly competent enough to kick and destroy a turret while it's shooting at him.
- The Sociopath: Lelouch, Emperor Charles, Cornelia, and Guilford. All played for laughs.
- Sound-Effect Bleep: Used very inconsistently. "Fuck" will often be said unbleeped one moment, then be bleeped a few seconds later. It mostly seems to be dictated by Rule of Funny.
- Spicy Latina: Viletta.
- Stock Shticks: Lelouch uses one to break the awkward silence with C.C. Then he says it several more times, becoming increasingly angry at each repetition.
- Stupid Surrender: Mao does this at the end of Episode 15, even though he's gotten out of worse. It doesn't do him much good.
- The Stoner: Tamaki. Taken to an extreme in Episode 12 where he consumed all the meth they stole instead of selling it.
- Take That!:
- In the first episode, Nagata tries to make the Britannians chasing him back off by saying he has the entire cast of Two and a Half Men in his truck. They respond by opening fire.
- Diethard complains about how they cancelled Megas XLR so Cornelia could broadcast the Shinjuku Massacre.
- Lelouch referring to the complete script of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace as the exact opposite of clever.
- In Episode 10:One: Here, Kallen.Kallen: What's this?One: It's a flash drive containing the mix of all the best Owl City songs for our journey to Shatter Mountain.Kallen: But it says it's only one megabyte big.[Beat]Kallen: Oh.
- ...And Episode 11:Lelouch: Ohgi, is the robot okay?!Kallen: I'm fine, just a couple of bruises.Lelouch: Yeah, that's cool, I guess, but IS THE ROBOT OKAY?!Kallen: I don't know. The status screen just says Jessica Alba's movie career.Lelouch: Damn, that bad, huh?
- Episode 4:Lelouch: [finishing his monologue] ...but you can call me...Adam West!Kallen: Noooo.Lelouch: Uh, call me five?Kallen: Lower.Lelouch: Four.Kallen: Lower!Lelouch: Five!Kallen: Oh my God, no!Lelouch: Two?Kallen: Lower...Lelouch: Colin Farrell!Kallen: Not that low!
- In Episode 11, listening to old Madonna songs is a Brown Note for both Suzaku and Lelouch.
- Episode 4 has a rather interesting case:Lelouch: What are you talking about? I spent the entirety of yesterday watching the funny episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond. [thinking to himself] You fool! Everyone KNOWS those don't exist!Kallen: Okay, your story checks out!Lelouch: [thinking, filled with satisfaction] Like I was saying, you're a genius!
- Episode 13 has one for the iPad...sorry, "iPony":Lelouch: These things are clearly too big for conventional pockets, and clearly too small to be real computers. What is the point of this thing?!
- ...And to keep things fair, Windows 7 takes the blame for some technological failures.Lelouch: DAMN YOU, WINDOWS SEVEN!
- Another crack at Microsoft from Episode 15:
- One episode has the Title Sequence interrupted by the channel being changed by accident, forcing the guy with the remote to cycle through channels to get back to the show. After getting to each wrong one, he can usually be heard saying, "No..." in an absently annoyed kind of way... but when he gets to a channel showing Lucky Star, he comes out instead with, "Oh HELL no!"
- Lelouch tries to use electro-convulsive therapy to try to forget The Hangover 3.
- Episode 16 seems to have one directly towards the original anime, where Lelouch explains how in a series where C.C. was an immortal witch, he got hypnotic eye powers, and Nina humped the corner of a table, Suzaku kicking the sentry turret on the ceiling was fucking stupid.
- Tangled Family Tree: Even more so than the original series, since Lelouch's paternal uncle and cousin are Death and Death the Kid, and his maternal uncle is Alucard.C.C: It's official. This shit makes no sense at all.
- Tempting Fate: In episode fourteen:Mao: You know, I thought today was gonna suck, but it turns out I'm gonna find the girl I've been looking for forever and I got a new best friend. [looks through the window behind Mao to Shirley pointing a gun at him] [Beat] OH JUST FUCKING BALLS!
- That Came Out Wrong: In episode six, when Lelouch is chasing a cat that stole his One helmet.Lelouch: That pussy's got my head's protection! Wow. That did not come out right. [falls into a bush] Well, this figures. I'm supposed to be chasing pussy but instead I'm stuck in the bush. [Beat] What is wrong with me today! [finds Suzaku] Suzaku, what are you doing here?Suzaku: I'm here to kick ass. [hears meow] Now, let's go take care of your pussy problem!Lelouch: Well, at least, it's not just me.
- The Talk:
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Jeremiah, in Episode 5.Jeremiah: Let's hug it out, bitch!
- Title Drop: In Episodes 2—"Big Trouble", 6—"The Smell Of Victory", and 11—"Bears Are Crazy".
- Too Dumb to Live:
- Kallen and Suzaku.
- Lelouch forgot to put air holes in his helmet.
- Unexplained Recovery: Jeremiah and Viletta are involved in a pretty horrific car crash at the start of Episode 4, of the "giant fireball of death" variety. They show up later with nary a scratch on either of them.Jeremiah: Sorry I'm late, you guys, car trouble.
- Unusual Euphemism: Lelouch's mind is so warped from using so many that when hearing someone was going to be indicted (Milly meant to say "inducted"), his response was "Milly, that's disgusting!"
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Lelouch and Suzaku. Suzaku's endangered Lelouch a number of times (for instance setting his Slip-N-Slide on fire while he was on it), Lelouch tends to berate him for his stupidity and the two have had some rather heated arguments throughout the series. Despite this, he's one of the few people Lelouch seems to actually care about, going so far as to rescue him from execution while disguised as One.
- The Walrus Was Paul: Despite some continuity and an overarching plot, the show is mostly made for the sake of humor, not consistency. If something is funny but defies logic, it will usually show up anyway, get no explanation, then move on just as quickly to the next thing.
- What Is This Feeling?: Lelouch's computer asks this before referring to Lelouch as "my love".
- When I Was Your Age...: For some reason, this seems to be the catchphrase for One.
- Who Is Driving?: A visual gag in Episode 4, which opens on Jeremiah and Villetta in the back of a government vehicle discussing Suzaku's sentence.Jeremiah: By the way ... if I'm back here ... and you're back here ... who the hell is driving this car? [See Unexplained Recovery entry above for the aftermath of this scene]
- Your Mom:Cornelia: Lloyd, you're our top researcher.Lloyd: Your mother's our top researcher!Cornelia: You do know I'm the new princess in charge of this area?Lloyd: Your mother's the new princess in charge of my area!
- You Should Have Died Instead:Dark Knight's Soldier: We've already lost Lieutenant Nielson.Lieutenant Nielson: I am content. [dies]Lelouch: Why can't it ever be Rivalz!? WHY!?