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  • In Code Geass Lelouch admits that his half-sister Euphemia was the closest thing he had to a first love and his relationship with full-sister Nunnally is considered suspicious both by people in the actual show and by fans of the series. However, it should be noted that Lelouch is a Celibate Hero who has shown little interest in sex, despite spending plenty of time around Kallen and C.C, and a years long friendship with Milly Ashford, who not only practically screams "sexual deviant", but repeatedly drops hints that she wants to get into Lelouch's pants - though it seems to come out more easily when Milly is wearing a dress - AND she has the biggest bust size in the series, even bigger than Lelouch's mother's.
    • For someone who 'loathes' Lelouch eventually, Nunnally is rather devastated by his death. Their perhaps excessively feverish declarations of love as he expires are suspicious as well. And not only that, but she doesn't hate Zero, either... at least until she learns that he mind controlled Euphemia.
      • One could argue that it's because when she touched him in his dying moments, the memories he had of the reasons he did everything flashed through her mind, hence her devastation.
      • When everything ends and Nunnally knows what really occurred, she states that the only thing she wanted was to stay with him. Yes, she'd rather share with him a life of fallen princes in a fascist empire than being the universally loved Empress in a peaceful world.
    • One could also add in the fact that, when Nunnally reunites with Euphy, one of the things they discuss is the argument they had over which one of them would eventually marry Lelouch.
  • Although they are not related by blood, Rolo is VERY openly infatuated with his big brother, which Lelouch rather sadistically takes advantage of to deceive Rolo into joining his side. He calls it "playing a 'game of brothers'".
  • It's revealed that the Emperor got it on with hundreds of mistresses, and Lelouch has Half-Sisters and Half-Brothers all over the world. Every member of royalty who isn't the Emperor himself or the women who gave birth to them are all related to each other through the Emperor's blood alone. Despite all sharing the same father, it's not really frowned upon for the royal bloodline to hook up because of this.
    • Actually, it just says he had a lot of kids, there is no evidence other royals are part of the family. Also, nobody in the royal family has hooked up like that.
  • Lelouch is just a little too fond of Nunnally. Then of course there's the whole thing with Euphemia. There's even one scene where it appears that she's naked and just wearing Zero's cloak. What could that possibly mean?
    • For the latter, it means that her clothes were drying out (she evidently swam to shore) and Lelouch lent her the cape instead of having her walk around naked.
    • For the latter, also one has to take into account, the last thing he says to her when he killed her, was "Goodbye, Euphie. You may have been the first girl I ever loved."
      • But consider the fact that the last time Lelouch saw Euphemia before the present time of the show was when he was about ten years old. He could very well have had a schoolboy crush on Euphemia when they were children growing up in the rather sheltered world of the royal family. She was a nice and friendly girl around his own age, and it's likely the only children they saw were their own half-siblings.
      • However, the fact that he would still consider his feelings (whether they are still present or not) like a "first love", while being completely self-aware in his teenage years might imply that he didn't mean it the way children did. (not to add that he was presented as a very mature child at 9-10 years old.)
  • Lulu isn't the only member of their big happy family whose brother-sister scenes have a weirdly incestuous subtext: Schneizel openly flirts with Cornelia, and Cornelia hovers over Euphie in much the same way Lelouch hovers over Nunnally. Then there's Cornelia's lightly touching Euphemia.
    • There's some of this between Schneizel and his younger brother Lelouch as well. For example, Schneizel refers to Lelouch as the man he loves and fears the most.
  • Bear in mind that this is the Britannian royal family we're talking about here, and historically incest has been common among royalty. To take one extreme: Egyptian (and after Alexander the Great, Macedonian) pharaohs were expected to marry their sisters. The numerous members being insane could easily be due to the family having massive genetic disorders like the Hapsburg family.
    • What's more, genetic sexual attraction is a real issue. Charles has had tons of children by tons of different women-- so many that not all of them could be kids together. So these two related adults just come together in this very sexual anime, and genetic sexual attraction does the rest.
    • An unfortunate output eventually, in two words: Hapsburg Syndrome.
  • Played with in picture dramas. In 7.19 quite a portion of it relates to Nunnally and Lelouch, and Rivalz even refers to their love as a "questionable sibling love". Another parodies it in Shirley's dream sequence where Nunnally, along with everyone else, wants to marry Lelouch and says they're Not Blood Related.
  • In 8.75 (first season), the episode ends with a very ambiguous dialog between Lelouch and Nunnally making Shirley blush in shock and insist that they are misunderstanding, while Milly adds lightly (maybe with a very little of embarrassment ? ) "Is this what they call beautiful yet dangerous sibling love ?"
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