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Britannian characters in Code Geass (excluding the main characters), and the tropes they embody.
Britannian Imperial Family
Emperor Charles zi Britannia
"All men are not created equal!"
Ruler of the Britannian Empire, father to Lelouch and his siblings, and the Big Bad for most of the series, Charles is introduced as a Social Darwinist who thinks that war is the best way to create social progress. It's eventually revealed that his true agenda is to use the Ragnarok Connection to create "a world without lies", a desire brought about by being raised in a royal family whose members killed and deceived each other for power. Ironically, Charles' actions only perpetuate the cycle of violence and result in Lelouch's campaign to destroy the empire his family built.
Charles embodies these tropes:
- Anime Hair: So preposterous, even by the standards of Code Geass, that it gets lampshaded in the DVD Commentary.
- Archnemesis Dad
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Boy oh boy.
- Assimilation Plot: Charles' "world without lies", which sounds like a good idea until Lelouch points out its flaws.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Cape
- Badass Grandpa: While not technically a grandpa, his age and actions are in line with this.
- Bigger Bad: Despite being the leader of Britannia, he's never really a direct threat until towards the end of R2. Schneizel is the Big Bad in his place.
- Big Eyes, Little Eyes: Tiny eyes. As a kid, his eyes were rounder.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: In no small part his doing. Though his generation is implied to be just as screwed up.
- Blue Blood
- Creepy Twins: He and V.V. could fit the bill.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: He doesn't take the war personally, denies his son any oppportunity to use his geass, predicted that Suzaku would inevitably turn against him, and in general avoids Bond Villain Stupidity.
- Deader Than Dead: Lelouch erases Charles and Marianne from existence in R2 episode 21. Using God.
- Demoted to Extra: In Suzaku of the Counterattack, Lelouch finds him dead, and in Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate, he's only mentioned once by Euphemia.
- Disappears Into Light
- Disc One Final Boss: Lelouch manages to overthrow Charles and halt Instrumentality five episodes before the end of the series. Schneizel steps up to the plate to reveal himself as the true antagonist.
- Though it was pretty clear that Schneizel would be the bigger problem, since he had already ruined Lelouch's own plans.
- Doom Magnet: The more he tries to protect his family, the more they slip away.
- Do Not Adjust Your Set: Charles does this to challenge Lelouch (as Zero) just as he's announcing his plan to join the UFN.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Killed offscreen by Schneizel as a way to frame Lelouch in Suzaku Of The Counterattack.
- The Emperor
- Establishing Character Moment: His speech at Clovis's funeral.
- Evil Counterpart: Of Lelouch. He leaves the duty of actually leading the empire to others and he sees all people as faceless pawns despite his good intentions.
- Evil Laugh
- Evil Plan/Xanatos Gambit: Charles' plan for the Ragnarok Connection. An unusual example in that no one knew about it or moved against it until he put it into motion. The Xanatos part comes in once he takes V.V's code. At that point there's no longer anything anyone can do to stop him because his plan no longer relies on anyone else's actions. Lelouch had about five seconds to think of a counter plan; the best thing he came up with was use his geass on God.
- Evil Overlord: From his military stand point, Large and In Charge presence, and the way he treats his subjects, he's this trope.
- Expy of Gendo Ikari
- Fake Memories: Charles' Geass allows him to induce these; he used it on Lelouch to erase his memory of being Zero, and on Nunnally to modify her memories of being present at Marianne's murder, giving her psychosomatic blindness in the process. Note that it's not clear whether he actually intended to traumatise Nunnally to the point of blindness, but he doesn't seem to feel that bad about it if he didn't.
- Fan Nickname: At least one fan calls Charles "the Quaker Oats man" because of his resemblance to the corporate icon.
- Other nicknames include "Emperor Curls", "Curly" or "Emperor Wakamoto".
- Sometimes "Chuck" or "Charlie" may be used very casually.
- Freudian Excuse: Being raised in the Big Screwed-Up Family that ran the Britannian Empire was Charles' Start of Darkness.
- Gonk: Quite possibly, considering how fat he is in comparison to the rest of the cast, and the fact that his hair looks just plain weird, even by their standards.
- Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Evil-looking eyes.
- Hot Dad: Considering that he was good looking the time he made his children, then yeah.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Everything he's done to distract the world from his secret Instrumentality project, the Ragnarok Connection, not to mention what he did to Lelouch and Nunnally following Marianne's murder, in order to hide them away from V. V., yet still not caring whether they would be alive or dead in the end.
- I Have No Son
- I Was Quite a Looker: Yes, really.
- Kick the Dog/Kick Them While They Are Down:
Young Lelouch: "Hail Your Majesty! My mother the empress is dead."
Charles: "Old news. What of it?"
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Charles (to V. V.): "Brother, you have lied to me for the last time" * takes Code from V. V., leaving him to bleed to death.
- Knight Templar Parent: Charles subjects his children to a lot of pain, intentionally or otherwise, to achieve his goals.
- Large and In Charge: Incredibly bulky in appearance especially compared to the Noodle People character designs of others.
- Large Ham: Charles does everything in over-the-top, almost operatic style--a trait that Lelouch definitely inherited.
- Like Father, Like Son: Charles and Lelouch have more in common than either would presumably care to admit.
- Little Guy, Big Buddy: Emperor Chuck and V.V.
- Missing Mom: Charles and V.V.'s Start of Darkness took place when their mother, courtesy of other nobles, got a carriage dropped on her and in front of the not-older-than-10 twins, apparently as revenge for having her kids appointed as heirs to The Empire. Yikes.
- Necromancer/Night of the Living Mooks: In Nightmare of Nunnally, his Geass allows him to raise the dead. He does this with several of the Knights of the Round.
- Nigh Invulnerability: After killing V.V. and taking his "Code".
- Not So Invincible After All: Don't think he ever considered the possibility of being practically erased from existence by what is essentially God.
- Orcus on His Throne: The nobility only realized that he went missing because he wasn't in the throne room.
- Parental Abandonment: In Nightmare of Nunnally, both his parents were assassinated.
- The Patriarch
- Pet the Dog: In a real blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, you can see portraits of his dead children Clovis and Euphemia when he's in the library room in C's world. This indicates that maybe, on some deep (and man do I mean deep) level, he really did care about his kids.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In response to Lelouch calling him out on not protecting Marianne well enough, he tells Lelouch that the only things he has are things he provided him with.
- Royal Blood
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: The Evil Plan he cooks behind the scenes.
- Social Darwinist: Charles seems to be this. Subverted later when he tried to use Ragnarok to eliminate this, making him and Marianne very brutal Well Intentioned Extremists.
- Start of Darkness: The assassination of his mom was the last straw.
- Strong Family Resemblance: As a child he was basically a male Nunnally.
- Ubermensch: A very good example, if you look deep enough. Check the trope page, section "Anime".
- Ugly Guy's Hot Children: As can be seen from the picture, despite his unexpected hawtness in flashbacks, he's not attractive by the time of the main series. His kids, though, include Lelouch, Nunnally, Cornelia, Euphemia, and Schneizel. Yeah.
- Totalitarian Utilitarian
- Utopia Justifies the Means: What he hoped to achieve with the Ragnarok Connection.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He's popular in the main land.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like Lelouch, Charles uses reprehensible methods to achieve theoretically admirable goals, though it really doesn't come off that way at first.
- Nightmare!Charles is much more sympathetic, and engages in less villainy than canon Lelouch does.
- In Super Robot Wars Z 2, Charles and V.V. aim to convert humanity into pure will, so they can survive the fate of the sorrowful future the BK warns of.
Princess Euphemia li Britannia
"I never want to see people unhappy ever again!"
The Third Princess of Britannia, Euphemia is a rarity among the royal family: kind-hearted, plucky, innocent and sweet. She wants everyone to be happy. Yes, that includes even the Elevens -- among them, the man she loves, Suzaku Kururugi.
Princess Euphie (also spelled Euphy) embodies these tropes:
- Ascended Extra: While no way an extra, she does play a bigger part in the AU "Lelouch of the Rebellion" manga.
- Anime Hair: Although not as extreme as some in the series, including her own father Emperor Charles.
- Ax Crazy: Not intentionally, but to horrifying effect. Lelouch, in his first bout of Power Incontinence, accidentally geasses her "to kill all the Japanese." More than any other character in Code Geass, she fights against the order -- both when he first commands her, and again in the end. But she succeeds in shaking it off only when she herself is dying, after she's already led to the deaths of thousands of innocent people -- mostly Japanese, but some Britannians as well -- and utterly ruined her
truly exquisite dresschance of bringing about peace between Britannia and the people of Japan.
- The Beautiful Elite
- Beta Couple: With Suzaku Kururugi, whom she champions (a risky thing for her to do, given that he is an Eleven) and who becomes her official knight, both literally and figuratively. Suzaku / Euphemia sets up a nice contrast with Lelouch (for whom Suzaku is a Foil) / Shirley (who is in many ways similar to Euphemia, or how Euphemia might have been if she had not grown up as royalty.)
- Big Eyes, Little Eyes: Huge eyes -- second biggest, of the entire cast, after Shirley's.
- Big Screwed-Up Family
- Blood-Splattered Wedding Dress: Although not literally a wedding dress, the pink-and-white dress Euphie wears in the episode "Bloodstained Euphie" looks similar enough to qualify.
- Bodyguard Crush: On her knight, Suzaku Kururugi. Thoroughly requited. Horribly shot down in the end.
- Break the Cutie: The SAZ massacre breaks her completely. She's in tears and fatally injured at the end.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Is willing to jump into a missile zone to protect someone with her status. She does this often. Its in her intro episode.
- The Ditz: A mild example. Unless you compare her to her The Chessmaster relatives.
- Ermine Cape Effect
- Even the Girls Want Her: Especially Nina.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: The choker around her neck.
Lacus ClyneLacus Clone; also, of Relena Peacecraft/Darlian.
- Fan Nickname: Lacus Clone anyone? There's also the Euphinator, Genocide-tan and Princess Massacre, the last one is actually used in the series.
- Fan Service
- Fix Fic: "Nightmare of Nunnally" seems to deliberately give her the opposite outcome of what happened in the main series... by making her The Empress of Britannia.
- Foil: She has no shortage of foils -- for a few examples, see Tomboy and Girly Girl, below. But there's an interesting Foil whom she barely even meets: Shirley Fenette, who not only has a strikingly similar personality but also has many analogous plot points. In many ways, Shirley is set up to be for "Lulu" what Euphemia is for Suzaku.
- Genre Savvy: for the romance part of the anime. Apparently she has read every page on this wiki related to "how princesses seduce their knight". For the political part, see Wrong Genre Savvy.
- Giant Poofy Sleeves: Occasionally.
- Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Very wide, open eyes -- second only to Shirley.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Hair Decorations
- Heroic Willpower: Manages to force herself not to follow Lelouch's Geass command and kill Suzaku (Japanese), though she was nearly dead at the time.
- Hero with Bad Publicity : Despite all her noble intentions, she's known as "Princess Masacre"
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die
- Impractically Fancy Outfit
- The Ingenue: Tied with Shirley as the most clear-cut example in the series. See also Wide-Eyed Idealist, below.
- In-Series Nickname: "Euphie" And Princess Massacre.
- Ironic Nickname: "Puppet princess" by Kallen. You should know why it's ironic.
- It Got Worse: In a hurry, and it all started with SAZ.
- Kill the Cutie
- Let Them Die Happy : Suzaku lies to her saying that the SAZ is a success
- Meaningful Name: Where to start? Euphemia of Chalcedon was an early Christian saint. Moreover, several European queens have also been named Euphemia. And etymologically, "Euphemia" (Greek: "good speech") is closely related to "euphemism."
- Saint Euphemia was a martyr. And her martyrdom was REALLY ugly, according to her legend..
- Meet Cute: With Suzaku Kururugi. Not just their vertical Crash Into Hello (when she falls on top of him while "escaping" imaginary villains), but the whole sequence that follows, which is arguably the happiest and most unambiguously romantic sequence in the series. So you just know things are going to go well from then on.
- Meganekko: Part of her standard disguise.
- Mercy Kill: A regret-filled Lelouch does this, although he has a host of conflicting motivations, many of which have nothing to do with compassion for her.
- He already had those motivations (and plans, which he had been working on during the school festival prior to the SAZ announcement) in place before the fiasco took place, so he simply chose to fall back on them with no other alternatives in sight.
- The Messiah: Even moreso than Shirley. She loves everyone and wants to help everyone.
- She has a tendency to throw herself into dangerous situation for the sake of protecting others.
- Morality Pet: For Princess Cornelia. Also, tries to be this for Lelouch. Things do not go well.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Subverted, as she dies without learning what she has done.
- Although Lelouch has one for being inadvertently responsible for causing the actions that would have given her a My God, What Have I Done? moment, and for killing her.
- Pimped-Out Dress
- Plucky Girl: Somehow, even when It Got Worse -- which of course just made the "worse" seem even worse.
- Politically-Active Princess: Tries to solve the conflict with the Japanese peacefully, impressing even Lelouch with her move. It was short lived.
- Princess Classic: Combined with plenty of Rebellious Princess and Blithe Spirit.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Even for hair color.
- Purple Eyes
- Rapunzel Hair
- Requisite Royal Regalia
- Rose-Haired Girl
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Was about to be this -- until Lelouch accidentally geassed her into her anti-Japanese killing spree and had to kill her himself. Nightmare of Nunnally is kinder to her, though.
- Sacrificial Lamb
- The Scapegoat: Lelouch is forced to make her one of these after accidentally geassing her.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Cornelia.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In Nightmare of Nunnally and Tales Of An Alternate Shogunate.
- Spell My Name with an "S": As mentioned above, Euphemia's nickname is sometimes spelled "Euphie" and sometimes "Euphy." Nunnally even lampshades it, telling Suzaku she's not sure to have spelled it right.
- Spoiled Sweet: Despite being a princess, she's sweet and kind and helpful.
- Stuffed Into the Fridge: Euphemia's death made some fans turn away from the series as a whole, as they felt she was also killed off just for plot device reasons.
- Token Good Teammate: Among the Britannian royals in season 1. See also White Sheep.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Perhaps even more than Shirley -- who, after all, is on the swim team, and doesn't wear poofy dresses or jewelry -- Euphemia is at the girly girl extreme of the Code Geass world.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth
- Tragic Dream: She hopes to bring about peace between Britannia and the Japanese people. Oops.
- White Sheep: The only Actual Pacifist in the family.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Literally as well as figuratively: with the sole exception of Shirley, she has the largest eyes (and irises) of any major character in all of Code Geass. In the classic political sense, she is the most extreme Wide-Eyed Idealist on the show, probably followed by Nunnally. (Shirley is out of the running because of her wilful lack of interest in politics.)
- Wrong Genre Savvy: you know these shows in which the sweet, 16 years old, Rose-Haired pacifist princess and her Ace Pilot boyfriend with his Super Prototype mecha end the war? This is not Code Geass.
Princess Cornelia li Britannia
"Sloppy, senile, corrupted. Where is Zero?! I want the enemy of the Empire caught! Get Zero!"
Twenty-seven-year old Cornelia -- twenty-eight by the second season -- is the Second Princess of Britannia and Area 11's Governor after the death of her brother Clovis. The brilliant, courageous, and widely-feared Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Army, she is also strongwilled, xenophobic, and strict. Nevertheless, she harbors a deep and genuine soft spot for her little sister Euphemia.
Princess Cornelia embodies these tropes:
- Ace Pilot: Amongst the best Brittania has to offer. She seems to be second only to Suzaku, and Schneizel says she's as good as Marianne "The Flash", though it's quite possible he's exaggerating.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Especially at the beginning.
- Big Screwed-Up Family
- Blue Blood
- Blue Eyes: Blue-purple.
- Break the Haughty: Over the course of the series.
- The Chessmaster: She was the first enemy in the series to deliver Lelouch a defeat.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: She saw through every trick Lelouch used. One can hear his frustration as Cornelia denies him any opportunity to exploit.
- Dark Action Girl: A little old for the trope, but not by that much. She's powerful, she's ruthless, and she's feared.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts off arrogant, proud and very racist. Through a series of defeats, humiliations and betrayals, by series end she is a bit more rational in thought and and has chilled out considerably.
- Disney Death: Courtesy of her older brother and a machine gun.
- Evil Virtues: Unwilling to leave her bodyguard die, at a point rarely seen for a villain.
- Four-Star Badass: She's a very high-ranking commander of the Britannian forces, a strategist who nearly beats Lelouch (albeit while he was still overconfident from his early victories), and she leads her troops from the front lines and is one of the best fighters they have.
- Hand Cannon: She had this gun that she pointed at Zero when he offered to save the hostages of the JLF.
- Hypocrite: Criticizes the JLF for having "forgotten basic human decency," in reference to the time when a rogue group of JLF members took a number of innocent civilians hostage in a hotel jacking... Which they did one episode after she herself ordered the brutal slaughter of an entire Ghetto filled with mostly innocent civilians. As noted above, she does get better as time goes on but... damn. One might also find her failure to account for said sins when viewing her brother Lelouch with contempt audacious, considering it was her nation's acts, which she was also complicit in no less, that set him down his present path, and that she made no real effort to consider his pain or motivations. He may have been responsible for the death of her sister, but still, it's a case of Never My Fault.
- Impossibly Cool Clothes
- Iron Lady: Openly aggressive, openly powerful; she's the viceroy of Area 11.
- Karma Houdini: She does suffer in various ways (dead little sister, messed up in the Black Rebellion, imprisoned for a while, shot by her brother), and does get better over time (see Defrosting Ice Queen), but shows no repentance and suffers no direct punishment for any of her actions, which include one on-screen massacre and doubtless many other reprehensible acts commited under the banner of Britannia, and would rightfully have her tried as a war criminal in real life.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: While normally stoic and ruthless, mention the late empress Marianne and watch her bllush like a schoolgirl.
- Lack of Empathy: towards the civilians, at least in the first season.
- Lady of War: Very much so.
- More Dakka: Did you see the payload on Cornelia's scavenged Frame in episode 14?
- The Ojou
- Pet the Dog: She's ruthless in battle, quite harsh on Elevens, and as mentioned before, didn't care much for civilians, but she dotes on her younger sister Euphemia.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Cornelia prefers her pink-haired, often-pink-attired sister Euphemia to pretty much anyone or anything else in the world.
- Rebellious Princess: In the first part of R2. She drops the mantle when siding with Schneizel, but picks it up again -- and almost gets a bridge dropped on her courtesy of him. She dodges it, barely, and after getting better she joins La Résistance.
- Purple Eyes: Blue-purple.
- Red Baron: "The Witch Of Britannia"
- Royal Blood
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: A viceroy and a military commander.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Euphemia.
- Statuesque Stunner
- Taking the Bullet: A random soldier does this to save Cornelia from Todou during the Black Rebellion, which is further evidence that she inspires genuine loyalty in her troops.
- Tall, Purple-Haired And Bishoujo
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: A true Lady of War, Cornelia is the most tomboyish major character in season one of Code Geass. (Her closest rival would probably be Kallen in her warrior guise.) Cornelia is most commonly paired with Euphemia, who (along with Shirley) is at the show's extreme girly girl end of the spectrum. See this adorable pic from their childhood together.
- Tsundere: Tsun to her subordinated, dere to Euphie. At one point, Cornelia almost blushed when Schneizel was praising her.
- Tsurime Eyes
- Villainous Valour: Zero fought her using a Knightmare 10 times more powerful than hers. And he relied on Conveniently-Timed Attack From Behind to win. She also leads her troops from the very front of the front line, and never gives up.
- Wake Up Call Boss: Provided Lelouch with his first real challenge as a strategist. Especially after the incompetent Attack! Attack! Attack! nature of her predecessor Clovis.
- More than a challenge she would have beaten him if C.C. hadn't turned up to save the day (something Lelouch hadn't planned for and didn't expect). Still, Lelouch does wise up after this, and outmanoeuvres her in their subsequent clashes.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair. To match her eyes and lips.
Marianne Lamperouge, aka Empress Marianne vi Britannia
"Masks will vanish, then everyone can be exactly who they're supposed to be."
The former Empress of Charles zi Britannia and mother to Nunnally and Lelouch, she was first introduced as a Missing Mom killed by unknown assassins. It was due to this that caused her kids to be kicked out of the Britannian Empire, which in turns caused Lelouch to hate Britannia and begin his rebellion. To many people, she was known as Marianne the Flash, a powerful Action Mom and a nice person overall that everyone adores (providing they are not snobbish nobles). Unfortunately, she happens to share her husband's viewpoint that the current world is beyond hope, turning out to be a Well-Intentioned Extremist AND Knight Templar Parent thanks to her genuine, but REALLY twisted love for her children.
Marianne embodies these tropes:
- Action Mom/Ace Pilot: Being a former Knight and one of the first Knightmare Frame pilots qualifies.
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- The Beautiful Elite
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Where the whole mess starts.
- Broken Pedestal / Lady Macbeth: You thought Marianne was a saint? Turns out that she shares the opinion of the Big Bad.
- Dead Original Body: In Nightmare of Nunnally she was idealistic and managed to convince Charles to abandon his plan until she got assassinated, which convinced her that she can't build a kind and gentle world with trust.
- Disappears Into Light
- Disposable Woman: Subverted HARD!
- Big Bad Duumvirate with her husband and brother in law.
- Evil Matriarch: Combined with Well-Intentioned Extremist. Loving your kids but not above atrocities because of them...
- Genre Savvy: Keeps up a saintly Purity Sue facade and appears to get killed off while plotting with Emperor Charles the entire time. Essentially, she's playing the saintly-mother-as-Disposable Woman trope for all it's worth!
- Go Out with a Smile: In Nightmare of Nunnally.
- Grand Theft Me: Her Geass ability, which she used to transfer her soul to poor Anya.
- Hidden Depths
- Hime Cut: One of the less bizarre examples in the series.
- Hot Consort/Hot Mom/Hot Shounen Mom: She's REALLY, really hot.
- Informed Ability: She was supposedly excellent at piloting a Knightmare Frame, but has never been seen in one.
- Perhaps. There was that moment in episode 20 of R2 where, while in direct control of Anya, she deliberately let a very specific part of the Mordred's Float System get damaged in a brief scuffle with the Knight of One so she would have an excuse to leave the battle and land on the island. Her feint was apparently so good that Bismarck Freaking Waldstein didn't notice he'd been deliberately given the opening he exploited. It's also possible the only reason Anya was able to become a Knight of the Round was because of Marianne.
- Lady Macbeth to Charles
- Little Miss Badass: She * is* inside of 15-year-old Anya Earlstreim, after all. And who knows, she might have been one when young?
- Love Makes You Evil: Marianne's beloved children mean the world to her. So much that she will destroy and rewrite said world for them.
- Missing Mom: Marianne died eight years ago, at the hands of her own brother in law, V.V., out of jealousy. Turns out she managed to find a new home in the body of Anya Alstreim.
- Posthumous Character: Finding out the truth behind her murder is one of Lelouch's biggest motives for attempting to overthrow the Britannian Empire though it's eventually revealed that she's Not Quite Dead.
- Purple Eyes
- Rags to Royalty: A major plot point.
- Rapunzel Hair
- She Knows Too Much: The reason for her death at Schniezel's hands in Suzaku Of The Counterattack.
- Shipper on Deck: Ships Lelouch/C.C., even asking C.C herself directly if she fancied Lelouch. C.C just said "Uhm, He Is Not My Boyfriend".
- Showing Off the New Body: Shortly after she appears to Lelouch in ep 21 of R2. Technically, it was her old body, because she had been stuck in a loli for seven years prior, but the effect is kinda the same.
- Tall, Dark and Bishoujo
- Trickster: So good at lying and manipulating, that she managed to fool everyone with her saintly Purity Sue facade even after her physical death. Also very playful and almost child-like towards Lelouch during episode 21 of R2.
- The Unfavourite: Being born as a commoner certainly didn't help with the nobles ... or with her brother-in-law.
- Utopia Justifies the Means/Well-Intentioned Extremist: More than being an Evil Matriarch, Marianne heartily believed that Instrumentality was the best way for the world to exist.
Prince Schneizel el Britannia
Voiced by: Norihiro Inoue (Japanese), Troy Baker (English)
"Mankind's history is war, peace is an illusion, to turn illusion into reality is an arduous task. It requires discipline."
Second son of Emperor Charles, this blond man in his late twenties is one of the main antagonists of the series. While he comes across as an Anti-Villain due to his chivalrous demeanor, the true nature of his sinister and calculating personality is revealed when he assumes the role of Lelouch's principal nemesis in Season 2. What he lacks in typical Britannian royal theatrics, he makes up for in efficiency, cunning, and sheer ruthlessness.
In Suzaku Of The Counterattack, Suzaku becomes his knight. Schneizel turns out to be the main villain, killing his father and framing Lelouch for it. He tries to use C.C. to gain immortality and take over the world, but Suzaku manages to kill him.
Schneizel embodies these tropes:
- Affably Evil: Pretty nice to everyone in general. A notable scene is when he comforts Cecile after an embarrasing moment.
- A God Am I: Who commands a floating battle station with has orbital nuclear capability.
- Furthermore, in Suzaku Of The Counterattack" he tries to become immortal and take over the world.
- Aloof Big Brother: Stoic as noted above and both Nunnaly and Lelouch himself admit that Schneizel is the only one to beat Lelouch in Chess.
- Always Someone Better: Schneizel is the only character who can consistently outstrategize even Lelouch.
- Ambiguously Evil: Despite being a member of the royal family he does seem like a good man. Turns out he's Lelouch's most dangerous and ruthless opponent.
- Ambiguously Gay: In Turn 09, Kanon states he is Schneizel's assistant..."public and private." Admittedly Kanon said this with a semi-joking tone of voice, but during his wedding party, Scheizel's older brother states that he never expected to see Schneizel acting as escort to a woman.
- Ambition Is Evil: What he believes. Ironically he has his own ambitions, but deliberately not being ambitious enough is what leads to his downfall.
- It's more that his ambition IS to be ambitionless, or to have an "ambition" that isn't actually his own but is for the good of mankind. He clearly hates his farther's system of doing things, and truly believes that ambition causes all the world's problems. So he lies to everyone, including himself about having ambitions, in an attempt to prove that he's a better person than the rest of his family.
- Amoral Attorney: Not in profession, but fits the archetype perfectly. Such as when he leads the Black Knights into betraying their leader, and shortly afterwards, argues his way into a rebellion against his father.
- Anti-Villain: Subverted. He was foreshadowed as a Big Bad and Lulu's Evil Counterpart since the first Opening Title Sequence but, for a long time, he had yet to do anything evil. However, after R2 episode 19, he definitely proves himself to be Not-So-Harmless Villain, having shown his Magnificent Bastard true self. And then he got his very own floating doom fortress.
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- Bad Samaritan
- Badass Normal: In a mental way, for being Lelouch's most dangerous enemy, he's the only one who does next to no fighting, and has no magic powers to speak of. He almost crushes Lelouch using his brains alone.
- At the same time, he has way more resources and political authority, being near the top of the Britannian pecking order. To say nothing of his silver tongue...
- Bait the Dog
- The Beautiful Elite
- Big Bad: In Suzaku Of The Counterattack.
- Big Screwed-Up Family
- Blond Guys Are Evil: I mean, c'mon, you didn't seriously believe he is up to anything noble and good?
- Bunny Ears Lawyer: Canaan himself has stated that Schneizel has a preference for weird things and people (why he keeps Lloyd around, for one). However, efficiency comes first.
- The Chessmaster: Stated to be the only one consistently better than Lelouch and proves this several times.
- Consummate Liar: Of the Truth Twister sort. See also False Reassurance.
- Devil in Plain Sight: Has a knack for fooling most of the people he comes across into doing his bidding.
- Divide and Conquer: One of his many ruthless stratagems.
- Dragon Ascendant: Took over as the lead antagonist by the series finale, after the emperor was dismissed, but even from his debut at the latter half of the first season, and especially once he persuaded the Black Knights to turn against Zero, it was clear that Schneizel was a much bigger threat to Lelouch than Charles ever proved himself to be.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He is first seen at Clovis' funeral.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Unlike his dad, he does not react well to mind controlled Euphemia massacring Elevens.
- Evil Counterpart: To Lelouch.
- Evil Mentor: To Nina.
- The Evils of Free Will: His Damocles plan, in a nutshell.
- False Reassurance: This might as well be Schneizel's non-Geass power.
- Fate Worse Than Death: His ultimate fate Being Mind Controlled into mindlessly obeying his arch enemy (or more specifically Zero) for the rest of his life is REALLY harsh! Of course, some say he deserved it.
- Although, since we don't know whether he's completely mindless or just encouraged. This could cure his ambitionlessness, since he now has something to fight for. Maybe.
- From a Certain Point of View: He claims to have never lost a chess match to Lelouch, which is completely true...but he leaves out the fact that he tends to forfeit when things are going poorly.
- As Lelouch puts it, he only plays games he can't lose.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Norihiro Inoue, better known as Kazuma Sohma.
- Humiliation Conga: Got a really spectacular one in the Grand Finale. See the main page for details.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: A master at this, too. The dick. Lelouch was already close to the Despair Event Horizon with the apparent death of Nunnally, and while he was in his private quarters, his big brother took the opportunity to convert the Black Knights to his own side. As if that weren't bad enough, he also hid away Nunnally, who he had secretly saved, and later used her against him.
- Lack of Empathy: When he nukes Pendragon, or at least that's what he wants you to believe.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Meaningful Name: Schneizel kind of fits the "evil German" stereotype, once he's revealed to be a ruthless killer. Also, the Real Life British Royal family is German. They changed their name to Windsor during WW 1, but until then it was Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
- This German troper has never heard the name Schneizel in her entire life.
- His name has "sch" in it, it resembles the word schnitzel and he's blonder than blond. Most people will think of him as German, if for no other reason ( insert Johan Liebert comparison) than stereotypes.
- This German troper has never heard the name Schneizel in her entire life.
- More Than Mind Control: His preferred approach to people who can be useful to him, including Nina and even Nunnally.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's obviously not up to something, right? ...Right?!
- Nuke'Em: His solution to world peace.
- Overlord, Jr.
- Pet the Dog: If it's possible for an event to simultaneously this and a Kick the Dog moment: Schneiel shooting Cornelia before the final battle. The Kick the Dog part speaks for itself, but then you realize that this is the point in the series where Schneizel has slipped into full-on "batshit mental" mode, and after this point he's casually throwing nukes around and setting up his own forces to die, not to mention callously leaving Nunnaly behind to die while he escapes. The fact that, for all his cold ruthlessness he was still able to willingly spare (Cornelia's later dialogue suggests this) his sister, despite the fact that she had completely rejected his ideals, has to say something (even if it's only small) about his humanity.
- Playing the Victim Card: His remark that he himself could be under the Geass command of Lelouch when meeting with the Black Knights.
- Quote Mine: Schneizel pulls this one on Lelouch and his Sarcastic Confession to Suzaku of deliberately geassing Euphie and then killing her, and uses it to implicate him in front of the Black Knights, leaving out the rest of the conversation, including Suzaku calling out Lelouch for lying. With a little extra suspicious yet cursory evidence, it's incredibly effective.
- Red Herring: Set up as a suspect for killing Marianne. It turns out to be V.V.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Lelouch's Red.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: A military commander and political leader.
- Royally Screwed-Up: At least, screwed up enough to directly or indirectly nuke the entirety of the Britannian nobility near the end of the series, including the brothers and sisters that were not Cornelia, Nunally, or Lelouch...
- Self-Made Orphan: It's implied he was going to try this, but Lelouch beat him to it.
- Sensitive Guy and Magnificent Bastard: The Magnificent Bastard to Kanon's Sensitive Guy.
- Smart People Play Chess: The only one that can beat Lelouch.
- The Social Expert: One could argue he's even better at it than Lelouch.
- The Starscream: To his dad and in a way to his brother with the Black Knights.
- Totalitarian Utilitarian: Runs in the blood, more than he would care to admit.
- The Heavy: Despite the fact that Charles holds the title of Emperor, he entrusts Schneizel with the day-to-day administration of the Holy Britannian Empire within his capacity as the Empire's Prime Minister. Therefore, throughout the course of the series present timeline, it is he whom Lelouch must match wits with as he wages war against the armed forces of Britannia.
- Utopia Justifies the Means
- Villains Never Lie: Subverted. See Manipulative Bastard.
- Villain with Good Publicity
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He sees human ambition as the source of all conflict, so his plan is to scare the entire world into giving up violence using nukes. He lacks the proper perspective to realise that this is a bad idea.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: In the time it took Lelouch to travel (by boat) to the Chinese Federation, Schneizel had already conceived of, and put into action a plan that would not only recapture Lelouch, but also end the conflict between Britannia and the Chinese Federation. All without shedding a single drop of blood. Even Lelouch is amazed by Schneizel's efficiency.
Voiced by: Kazato Tomizawa (Japanese), Cindy Robinson (English)
"The most splendid relationship in the world is that of loyal siblings."
V.V. (pronounced V2) is a mysterious boy with blond hair longer than his body. He is the twin brother of Charles zi Britannia, but looks much younger because he has gained the power of immortality through a Geass contract like C.C. He can grant Geass contracts like her, having given both his brother and Rolo Lamperouge their Geass abilities, among others in the Geass Directorate. He succeeds C.C. in becoming leader of the Geass Directorate, a secret organization that studies and produces Geass users. He is one of the main antagonists in the series.
V.V. embodies these tropes:
- Alliterative Name: If those are indeed his initials.
- Asshole Victim: Charles kills him because he lied to him again and to take his Code, but it's difficult to feel sorry for him.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Seeing this trope in action and suffering horribly because of it is his Freudian Excuse.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Blue Blood
- Creepy Child: Although not technically a child, he's one of the creepiest characters in the series.
- Creepy Twins: He and Charles could fit the bill, but him more so.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: Subverted in the Japanese original: Kazato Tomizawa, his Seiyuu, is a male child actor.
- Doom Magnet
- Enfant Terrible: Subverted: He's a man in his 60's, but he got his Code at an early age so his physical growth was stunted.
- Godiva Hair: despite being male.
- Hair of Gold: Subverted too. See Blond Guys Are Evil.
- Hannibal Lecture. Tries this on Cornelia. Does NOT work.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In more ways than one. Sending Marianne's n°1 fanboy Jeremiah to assassinate Lelouch backfired, resulting in Jeremiah committing an about face and leading Lelouch to his doorstep, but not in the way V. V. anticipated at all, leading to the latter's defeat. V. V., still recovering from his internal injuries, made the mistake of seeking refuge in the presence of his brother Charles, who he had not bothered to inform that he had sent an assassin after Lelouch. Charles, still seething from V. V.'s earlier lies in violation of their pledge and contract to liberate the world from them, has had the last straw. Since Charles had a fully evolved Geass, you can probably guess what happens next...
- Karmic Death: The best example in the series by a longshot, for all the crap that he caused.
- Little Guy, Big Buddy: With his twin brother Emperor Charles.
- Manipulative Bastard: Kidnapped Nunnally and then informed C.C. about it in order to lure Lelouch (and, more importantly from his point of view, C.C.) away from the Battle of Tokyo at a critical moment, then also revealed the truth about Geass and Euphemia's death to Suzaku in order to have him come kill Lelouch. Also quite possibly had something to do with Villetta showing up, with memories returned, at a crucial moment and shooting Ohgi, thus causing further chaos in the Black Knights' temporary headquarters and command structure.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: When you send out an assassin, make sure he has no unrequited loyalties to the matriarch of the target. You just might have a Heel Face Turn in the works. And had V. V. not murdered Marianne, Lelouch may have never stumbled upon his parents' Ragnarok Connection plan.
- Older Than They Look: He looks even younger than Nunnally, but really he's Emperor Charles' twin brother.
- Purple Eyes: Pink-ish purple.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Royal Blood
- Un Reveal: How he got his Code. It's never said in any canon how he got it.
Prince Clovis La Britannia
"I was just speaking to Clovis. He is at peace now. He's sitting on a beach".
Prince of Britannia and governor of Area 11 prior to the start of Code Geass. Murdered by Lelouch.
Clovis embodied these tropes:
- Aristocrats Are Evil / Blondes Are Evil
- Chivalrous Pervert: Nice, uhm... swimsuit designs, man.
- Hidden Depths: He was very kind to his siblings, loved his mother and was a talented artist who painted and even designed lingerie and swimsuits. He also dabbled in architecture.
- For added emphasis, Cornelia, during the conversation from when he decides to become Viceroy from one of the Sound Dramas, notes that he is too kind for the job.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: The real reason why he hated the Elevens/Japanese (as well as his Start of Darkness) so much was because he blamed them for Lelouch and Nunnally's "deaths" when Japan was destroyed.
- Large Ham: He certainly had the hand gestures down.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Lelouch felt this a few episodes after he killed Clovis. Yes, Lelouch, you just killed your brother and you'll have to live with it.
- Oh Crap: When he learns the identity of the person who led the insurgence against his massacre of Shinjuku -- none other than his thought-to-be-dead brother Lelouch. Notable in that he is also overjoyed, given his love for him.
- Sacrificial Lamb: A rare villainous example - given his set-up as a major antagonist back in Episode 1, who actually expected him to go out as quickly as he did?
- Smug Snake
- Spared by the Adaptation. Subverted big time in Nightmare of Nunnally. She spares him when she attacks his HQ in the beginning and urges him to leave... but then Lelouch catches up to Clovis and kills him anyway.
- Start of Darkness: Became Viceroy of Area 11 in hopes of making it a fitting memorial to his thought to be dead siblings. Fell into depression and despair, and subsequently became ruthless towards the Elevens.
- Warmup Boss: For Lelouch as a strategist.
Military Research and Development
"You must make a decision. Abandon science to preserve your heart or destroy your heart to pursue science".
An earl of the Britannian empire and the series' main Mad Scientist.
Lloyd Asplund embodies these tropes:
- Adult Child: His excitement around mecha, especially getting his hands on an antique, is positively child-like.
- Affably Evil: The 'evil' part is debatable, but then he does work for the Britannian Empire, and seems to care more for science than humans (seems, at least; see Jerkass Facade). However, despite this and his arguable lack of social skills, his enthusiasm is frequently infectious (for the audience perhaps more than the other characters) and he is generally fairly likeable, particularly when places alongside most of the rest of the prime movers in this anime.
- Not to mention he seems to genuinely believe in Suzaku and like him as much as his... particular view of the world lets him.
- Ambiguous Disorder: He's not known as Lord Aspie for nothing.
- Arranged Marriage: Plans one, to Milly. Later, she calls it off.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He likes to play the part, but it's really a Jerkass Facade.
- Asexuality: Possibly, as he loves his Mecha more than people.
- Blue Blood
- Blue Eyes
- Brutal Honesty: Never ever sugarcoates his opinions.
- Bunny Ears Lawyer: A brilliant and snarky engineer who's also a graceless misfit and loves pudding. See also Ditzy Genius, below.
- Catch Phrase: OMEDETO! (Congratulations!)
- Deadpan Snarker: Even in the midst of battles.
- Ditzy Genius: Far more genius than ditz, but he still has his ditzy moments. See also Bunny Ears Lawyer and Cloudcuckoolander, above.
- Fun Personified
- For Science!: He clearly doesn't care about the war either way; he's just a big kid making bigger toys.
- Hot Scientist
- In-Series Nickname: Rival Mad Scientist Rakshata Chawla dubs him "The Earl of Pudding" -- supposedly in honor of his favorite food.
- Insufferable Genius: At times.
- Jerkass Facade: He doesn't want anyone to know how much he cares about those closest to him. See also Sugar and Ice Personality
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At his best.
- Lack of Empathy: Happily and willingly divorced himself from his humanity so he will never again need to feel pain for suffering of others.
- Mad Scientist: A mostly benign version. Not evil enough to be 100% Mad Scientist, but too young and too quirky to be The Professor.
- No Social Skills: It would be an understatement to say he's not a people person.
- The Quisling: Along with Nina, Sayoko, and Cécile, Lloyd pretends to be this under Lelouch direction; they assisted Lelouch's Zero Requiem to achieve world piece, but as Lelouch would be eventually hated as the most tyrannical ruler in history, Lelouch has them defect to the Black Knights after they've accomplished their tasks to preserve their name after the war.
- Say It with Hearts: Lloyd often does this when talking to Suzaku in the manga.
- Slow Clap: When Suzaku was knighted by Euphemia, he was initially the only one to applaud. Notably, this didn't prompt applause from the rest (that happened when General Dalton started applauding as well)..
- Stoic Spectacles
- Trademark Favorite Food: Pudding.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In his case, light purple.
Voiced by Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Deborah Sale Butler (English)
Cécile Croomy is Lloyd's subordinate in Camelot and one of the Lancelot's developers. She is a capable scientist in her own right, having designed the energy wing system used on the Guren Seiten and the Lancelot Albion. Cécile is a kind-hearted woman and a good friend to Suzaku, often helping him with homework. She also acts as Lloyd's conscience, scolding him for his unintentionally rude remarks or for treating Suzaku as a "part" for his Mechas. A recurring joke is that Cécile is a bad cook, though no one has the heart to tell her. It seems to be implied in one of the picture dramas that Cécile is in love with Suzaku and that a former love of hers died in battle.
Cécile Croomy embodies these tropes:
- Absolute Cleavage: A rather surprising example.
- Alliterative Name
- Anti-Villain: Works for The Empire but is one of the most sympathetic.
- Blue Eyes: Blue, with just a hint of purple.
- Cool Big Sis: To Suzaku. (Although there are hints her feelings for him are, shall we say, not entirely Like Brother and Sister.)
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: Cécile isn't a Lethal Chef per se, but she seems to not have any concept of what normal taste is
- Gadgeteer Genius: She's the one who designed and created Gurren's wings. Not even the MadScientists could pull that off.
- Hot Scientist
- Mission Control: To Suzaku
- Purple Eyes: Mostly blue, but there is a purple tint to them.
- The Quisling: Along with Nina, Lloyd, and Sayoko, Cécile pretends to be this under Lelouch direction; they assisted Lelouch's Zero Requiem to achieve world piece, but as Lelouch would be eventually hated as the most tyrannical ruler in history, Lelouch has them defect to the Black Knights after they've accomplished their tasks to preserve their name after the war.
- Sexy Secretary: She can count as Lloyd's.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Around Prince Schniezel.
- Subverted. Her demeanor around him changes when he tells her he ordered the air strike that almost killed Suzaku.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: On many levels, as she's gentle, softpoken and voiced by Kikuko Inoue aka the patron saint of YN charas; however, she has the habit of disciplining Lloyd with physical violence, something most don't do. And then there's her... special cooking, and most important of all, she doesn't seem to care about about japanese culture. Which is Fridge Brilliance if you think about it; Japan was stripped of its culture down to its name, so it makes sense that she would have all the traits except the extremely cultural ones.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
"Orange-kun is the name of my loyalty!"
A soldier in the Britannian army who was initially not supposed to be in the series past his first few appearances, he winds up becoming a more important figure in season two, whose reappearance kicks off several important events as a result of the Applied Phlebotinum included in his reconstruction. Ends up making a Heel Face Turn to join Lelouch, becoming one of his loyal retainers, and is apparently so trusted that he was in on the final plot for the Zero Requiem.
Jeremiah embodies these tropes:
- Anti-Hero: Type IV
- Anti-Magic: He gets armed with the Geass canceller.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Subverted. He comes off as very racist at first, but then he gets Character Development.
- Ax Crazy: Temporarily. When he wakes up early from his first cybernetic surgery, the sound of Zero's voice over the broadcast system sends him into an Unstoppable Rage, leading him to steal the Siegfried prototype mecha and rush break out of a research facility to go earn his first Moment of Awesome.
- Back From the Dead
- The Beautiful Elite
- Blade Below the Shoulder: He gains two of these, one embedded in each arm, after his second round of modifications.
- Blue Blood
- Body Horror
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Done deliberately during the Grand Finale, when he lets Suzaku/Zero through the guards defending Lelouch by calling them off so he can "take Zero on himself". In truth, Jeremiah knows what Suzaku and Lelouch are up to, and he even encourages Suzaku to do his part in his mind.
- Break the Haughty: When Kallen incinerates his Sutherland, nearly killing him as he ejects with massive wounds.
- Breakout Character
- The Brute: To Emperor Lelouch.
- The Chew Toy: When he wasn't The Woobie.
- The Determinator: Can match (or possibly even beat) Kallen in this category, as nothing will stop him from carrying out his loyalty, Nothing, be it having his knightmare explode while he's still in it (twice), having a skyscraper dropped on him, being dragged underwater to crushing depth, or even geifun disturbers shutting down his cybernetics, he will not stay down for long. At first, Lelouch regards him with utter disdain ("Be crushed to dust, you relic!"), which later becomes grudging respect ("Your persistence is first-class."). Becomes an asset to Lelouch after the Heel Face Turn, right down to obeying orders to assist in making his assassination look good.
- The Dragon: To Perry in Tales Of An Alternate Shogunate.
- Evil Is Dumb: Only gets true respect after his Heel Face Turn.
- Eyes of Gold
- Failure Knight: He was in charge of the palace guard the day Empress Marianne was murdered, therefore he has felt guilty for years because he couldn't stop or capture her assassins. To top it, the later deaths of Lelouch & Nunnally (presumably, of course) as well as Clovis ate at him even further. And this triggers his Heel Face Turn.
- Gratuitous English: A walking fountain of it, particularly in his first Crowning Moment of Awesome. "ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!", indeed.
- Heel Face Turn
- Hollywood Cyborg: Indeed.
- Humiliation Conga: He gets one way early in the series, and not quite dies twice before he manages to regain his honor and dignity along with a Heel Face Turn.)
- Incoming Ham: In the first season's finale, his mecha literally chews the scenery's ground and screams "ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!!!!"
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: For a time.
- Insult Backfire: After his Heel Face Turn, when the his former comrades try to insult him with the name "Orange," he pretty much takes it as a compliment as it was a name given to him by Lelouch.
- Karma Houdini: Very debatable from an outside viewpoint. In-universe, you'd think he'd be punished severely after all the things he'd done as Lelouch's lackey.
- Large Ham: Almost every appearance after episode four.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His 2nd season return. "Look out for me, Jeremiah Gottwald, with all you've got!" Sounds like he's addressing the viewers.
- Made of Iron: The very fact that he survived two particular incidents, and closer to literally after parts of his body are rebuilt using sakuradite.
- Manly Tears: He cries in joy (Tears of Blood included, in a sense) when he goes under his Heel Face Turn and joins Lelouch. And before this, he cries in the Picture Dramas when explaining his backstory to his subordinate Villetta Nu.
- Mismatched Eyes: After he returns as a cyborg, he has one of his original orange eyes, and a green cybernetic replacement for the other.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Empress Marianne's #1 fanboy. Later, her son's #1 supporter.
- Parental Substitute: If he did become Anya's caretaker or adoptive father in the end
- Phlebotinum Rebel: The point in his second cyborg upgrade was for him to take over Rolo's job of assassinating Lelouch. Instead, he joined him.
- Retired Badass: After showing some insane awesomeness in the big final battle, the time skip at the end of the episode shows him having left the military to run an orange plantation, with Anya either as help or as family.
- Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: Probably part of his charm.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Well dark-blue.
- The Renfield: To Emperor Lelouch.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After losing everything, including parts of his own body early in season one, things start looking up for him in season two.
- Took a Level In Badass: After kicking total ass in the first season finale, he comes back with even more badassness. He's an essentially bulletproof cyborg, is more than capable of dodging melee attacks with sidesteps and flips, has fighting skills to rival Sayoko, has a sword that comes out of his arm, and Geasses don't work on him. If that fails to impress, he also manages to move his cyborg body despite the fact that he's standing right next to a Gefjun Disturber (EMP device that works against Sakuradite, a substance that is a part of his cyborg body) through sheer willpower alone.
- Undying Loyalty: AND HOW!
- Unstoppable Rage
- We Can Rebuild Him: Twice'.'
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
"I will not die like Jeremiah, stripped of power and honor., I will rise higher than ever!"
One of Jeremiah Gottwald's most devoted subordinates, Villetta Nu is a twenty-six-year-old Knightmare Frame pilot. Like Jeremiah, she belongs to a segregationist group called the Pure Bloods, Britannians who believe that Elevens and other Numbers (i.e., people of Japanese or other non-Britannian descent) should be forbidden from serving in the Britannian military or otherwise contaminating Britannian society. Although Villetta does not hail from the aristocracy, she hopes to sufficiently distinguish herself in the service of her country as to earn her family hereditary knighthood.
After Zero uses his mind control geass to ruin Jeremiah's career and very nearly Villetta's as well, she does some quick thinking and realizes that he must have connections at Ashford Academy. She hopes that by capturing Zero, she can bring herself glory and simultaneously redeem Jeremiah. But fate, or luck, has some surprises for her.
Villetta Nu embodies these tropes:
- Absolute Cleavage
- Ambiguously Brown
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Her experience as 'chigusa' is complicated.
- The Baroness: The sexpot variety. Devoted to the military regime of Britiana and seeks ever more power for herself. In a way she succeeds by marrying Japan's Prime Minister Oghi
- The Beautiful Elite
- Chekhov's Gunman/Chekhov's Boomerang: Introduced as the first major character Lelouch geassed. The consequences of this encounter are far reaching, as is her relevance to the plot.
- Dark Action Girl: At first, but it quickly took the back burner to her personal ambitions for nobility, followed by her amnesiac phase, then her relationship with Ohgi.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Or rather blue.
- Easily Forgiven: Too easily considering she causes two tragedies, and the second completely changes the game for the worse.
- Easy Amnesia
- Elephant in the Living Room: Pretty much the living embodiment, in R2 19.
- Eyes of Gold
- Fan Nickname: Vile-etta Snu-snu.
- Fan Service
- Femme Fatale
- "Get Out of Jail Free" Card: Cornelia lets Villetta join the Black Knights no questions asked because there are more important things to do than worry about a single soldier, and because there are more important things than lineage. The Black Knights however are alarmingly lenient, given that one would expect her and Ohgi to be questioned heavily. As a trope, it describes how in spite of her past as a Purist Faction soldier of the Britannian Army and later a baroness, her relationship with Ohgi means a ticket to the proverbial winning team, the Black Knights, and her eventual Happy Ending, in spite of no actual redemption or atonement.
- Glory Seeker: Her motivation is to distinguish herself for higher titles and status.
- Good Costume Switch: During her amnesia phase. She let her hair down and wore dresses and hats.
- Green Eyes
- Happily Married: To Ohgi, by the end.
- Heel Face Revolving Door and High Heel Face Turn
- Hot Mom: by the end of the series.
- Hot Teacher: Poses as a P.E. instructor during her time as a spy at Ashford Academy, complete with Stripperiffic outfits.
- Identity Amnesia
- Impossibly Cool Clothes
- Karma Houdini: See "Get Out of Jail Free" Card, Happily Married, Playing the Victim Card and Spanner in the Works. Not only that, there's the fact that everything she did under Britannia was for the purpose of attaining nobility, and that aside from her affection for Ohgi, she never truly grew as a person.
- Living with the Villain: Villetta gets to be a popular coach and P.E. teacher in Ashford Academy and interacts with Lelouch and Shirley, admittedly she's watching Lelouch for any hints that he has recovered his memory.
- Even more strikingly, Kaname Ohgi actually does live with her for quite some time while she's lost her memory after being shot by Shirley.
- Manipulative Bastard / Smug Snake: Attempts to use a distraught Shirley to expose and arrest Zero, even when it turns out Zero is Shirley's big crush, Lelouch. And quite possibly when she comes in with Ohgi and the Geass "evidence" against Lelouch, when she likely knew more than she was letting on at the time.
- Meaningful Name: Family name: Nu. Knew; new. (Also "nu," a Yiddish expression -- and several other possible (if unlikely) meanings.)
- A few of the things Villetta Nu knew before almost anyone else -- and then through Easy Amnesia, was forced to forget: that Zero probably had psychic powers, that Jeremiah Gottwald was innocent, that Zero likely was working with at least one student at Ashford Academy, that Zero was likely a student at Ashford, and that that Lelouch was Zero.
- Given name: Villetta -- presumably from villette, French for village, also calls to mind both the words "violet" and "villain." This seems a fitting reflection of the two aspects of her personality.
- Ms. Fanservice: Moreso than the other examples in the series, but in her case she seems to do it deliberately.
- Playing the Victim Card: Claims during the final episode that she just wanted somewhere to belong, even though her past was part of the Britannian Purist Faction. Potentially also when she, alongside Ohgi, testifies against Lelouch on account of Geass leading up to the Black Knights' betrayal, even though she had earlier been keeping surveillance over Lelouch on behalf of Britannia as part of an attempt to keep him from his rebellion alongside the Black Knights, specifically because she couldn't be affected by Geass anymore and may have known more than what she was letting on.
- Plot Armor: Lelouch had at least 3 means to kill her way back in the second episode and enough reason to do so as it was at that point alone. Also when she is saved by Ohgi and nursed to health after Shirley shoots her and flees in distress after being goaded into turning Lelouch in to her, and one season later, when she dives in to shield Ohgi from hitting the bottom of the waterfall alone, leading to the improbable survival of both.
- Pregnant Badass: Manages to avoid capture when Lelouch takes over the world with Cornelia's rebellious group while pregnant with hers and Ohgi's kid. To be fair, however, she was only in the first couple months (thought with a mild baby bump in the Grand Finale), and had a decent head-start.
- Rule of Sexy: At least as the series progresses. Even by Code Geass standards, she's dressed in ludicrously skimpy outfits. (And in one infamous scene, simply forgets she's naked.) For more information, see Stripperific, below. See also Ms. Fanservice.
- Sexy Secretary: To Jeremiah in the beginning of the series.
- Spanner in the Works: Quite possibly the biggest one barring Suzaku, and we can be sure she's the worst since Suzaku at least paid--willingly no less--for his crimes. Is responsible (directly or otherwise) for the following: finding out Zero's identity as Lelouch, Shirley's eventual memory wipe in the first season, shooting Ohgi during the Black Rebellion which leads the regiment of the Black Knights watching over Ashford into chaos which also is the arguable cause of V.V. kidnapping Nunnally, leading a Britannian spy unit in watching over Lelouch in the subsequent year to see that he hasn't recovered his memories, and later convincing Ohgi and the Black Knights to betray Lelouch via her (arguably deceptively cursory) testimonial on Geass, which causes Rolo's Heroic Sacrifice  and also ultimately leads to the Zero Requiem. All the while she ends up joining the Black Knights and is Happily Married with Ohgi. All of this makes her something even worse: a two-faced Spanner in the Works, who screws Lelouch over on both sides.
- Secret Relationship / Star-Crossed Lovers: Ohgi and her were like this until midway through R2. In the end, both survived and got Happily Married.
- Statuesque Stunner: Very hot. Very tall.
- Stockholm Syndrome: Could explain how hard and how premanentl she fell for Oghi.
- The Stool Pigeon: Snitches on Lelouch more than once.
- Stripperiffic: Not on the battlefield, but in her guise as spy at Ashford. For more details, see Rule of Sexy, above. See also Ms. Fanservice, above.
- Tall, Dark and Bishoujo
- Tsurime Eyes/Tareme Eyes: Normally has Tsurime Eyes, but has Tareme Eyes in her "Chigusa" persona.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Can be considered one, in that even though it was because of Lelouch sneaking under her watch while she was heading surveillance that Ohgi was alive, she leads Ohgi to betray Lelouch based on Geass, which she might have been aware wasn't as all-powerful as was suggested there given her earlier post.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In a more contrarian sense.
- Vapor Wear: See also Rule of Sexy and Stripperiffic, above.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The same Picture Drama that talks about Jeremiah's devotion to Marianne mentions that her main motivation is taking care of her younger brothers; they're never mentioned after this, and she switches over to purely selfish motives.
- Zettai Ryouiki
Gilbert G.P. Guilford
Voiced by: Yoshiyuki Kono (Japanese), Roger Craig Smith (English)
"My justice is with my princess!"
Personal knight of Second Princess Cornelia li Britannia with unwavering devotion to his princess and piloting skill matching Kyoshiro Tohdoh.
Guilford embodies these tropes:
- Anti-Hero: Type IV.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV. He doesn't have good thoughts about Zero's supporters, but he learns to accept Suzaku and he is one of few Britannian officers above any personal ambitions.
- Bodyguard Crush: On Princess Cornelia.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Sort of, Lelouch uses his Geass to make Guliford believe that he is Cornelia, this makes him fight against Britannia.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Despite his personal traits, he deserved that something good finally happened to him.
- Failure Knight: In R2.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Believing that Lelouch is Cornelia, he pushed him out of FLEJA range.
- Honor Before Reason: Used against him by Zero. He even states that he would continue to use honorable means even against evil that cannot be defeated by them.
- Karma Houdini: Possibly. He was a willing accessory to the tyranny and corruption of Britannia and many of the associated conflicts within the show, thus serving as an obstacle to freedom, even if it was all strictly in the service of the crown. Nonetheless, he survives and gets to enjoy that very same freedom at the end of the show with the princess he serves, Cornelia, even though things became rough near the end.
- Knight Templar: He is not kind for those who he consider as terrorists. And judging from the second SAZ where he suggested gunning down the Japanese civilians in the case of a rebellion, he can also be downright ruthless.
- My Country, Right or Wrong
- My Master, Right or Wrong: To the core. When Geass forced him to believe that Lelouch is Cornelia he attacked Britannians to protect him.
- Sempai-Kohai: In R2, he tries to play the mentor role to Suzaku, specifically saying that even though Suzaku is higher-ranked as a Rounds, he feels obligated to look after Euphemia's Knight in the same way his sister looked after her.
- Stoic Spectacles
- Sunglasses At Night
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Those Two Guys / Those Two Bad Guys: With Darlton.
- Unwitting Pawn: His honorable traits were twice used against him by Zero.
- You Shall Not Pass: His personal Crowning Moment of Awesome during the first Black Rebellion.
A general in the Britannian Army and one of Cornelia's most loyal followers.
Dalton embodies these tropes:
- Arrogant Kung Fu Guy: Challenges Suzaku to a duel to prove his superiority in Nightmare of Nunnally, which leads to Suzaku evading all his attacks, as he considers him not worth fighting.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Quite excited by the prospect of seeing Cornelia in a swimsuit, but doesn't try to peek on her.
- A Father to His Men: Quite literally, since he's adopted five younger soldiers so far (the Glaston Knights). At one point Guilford suggests he do the same with Suzaku to help smooth out the rough spots in his knighting.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a diagonal scar on his face.
- I Can Still Fight: Despite having been shot by Euphemia, when he tried to stop the SAZ massacre, he continues to the battle for Tokyo. It helps that he's been Geassed.
- My God, What Have I Done?: His last words, after attacking Cornelia from behind so Lelouch can capture her
- Pet the Dog / Adopt the Dog: Is the adoptive father of five orphaned boys.
- Also, during Suzaku's knighting ceremony he (and Lloyd) are the ones to start the Slow Clap.
- Sergeant Rock: He's higher-ranked than a Sergeant, but otherwise fits the role. Initially he mistrusts Suzaku, but once he proves himself during the Tokyo bay operation Darlton is much nicer.
- Travis Willingham: His English voice-actor.
- Trouser Space: Hides a gun in his swim trunks while escorting Cornelia to the opening of Clovis Land. It ends up looking... awkward, to say the least.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Killed by Lelouch after disabling Cornelia's Knightmare frame.
- Lelouch probably killed him to keep him from interfering with him, given that the geass command to disable Cornelia was completed.
- Those Two Guys / Those Two Bad Guys: With Guilford.
A character unique to Nightmare of Nunnally, in which she's Nunnally's best friend. She is also one of the Irregulars, a group of pilots with Geass skills who came from the numbered areas. Her mission is both to observe Nunnally and to capture the mysterious Mark Nemo -- unaware that Nunnally is its pilot.
Alice embodies these tropes:
- Alice Allusion
- Action Girl
- Bully Hunter: Heaven help you if you harass Nunnally.
- Dead Little Sister: Wants to protect Nunnally like she was unable to protect her actual sister. Is actually aware of this and makes an effort not to see Nunnally as a surrogate.
- Establishing Character Moment: Ripping the skirts off the bullies harassing Nunnally.
- Failure Knight: Above Dead Little Sister incident is the reason for her devotion to Nunnally. She even describes herself as Nunnally's knight and becomes her knight by the end.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Humiliation Conga: Performs this on Ekaterina Sforza and her Girl Posse, where she rips their skirts off with Super Speed while calling them out for bullying Nunnally.
- Little Miss Badass: A skilled Knightmare pilot who's still in middle school.
- Living with the Villain: Attends school with Nunnally while keeping the Ashfords under surveillance and targeting her alter-ego.
- Nakama: Her fellow Irregulars, who are like sisters to her.
- Normally I Would Be Dead Now: Notes that if she were a regular girl, she wouldn't have survived being shot and falling off the roof of the hotel.
- Spanner in the Works: Completely derails Charles and Marianne's Assimilation Plot when she tells Nunnally that she loves her, and if everyone is one in Instrumentality then she wouldn't love another being since there would be no others. Charles had initially dismissed her since she was seemingly a normal person, but she ended up being key to his undoing.
- Super Speed: Her Geass power
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Nunnally.
- Unwitting Pawn: Plays right into Anya/Marianne's plan to get Nunnally to Kamine island.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Bonafide Grade A. Maybe even skirting Grade S!
The Valkyrie Team
The Valkyrie team is 10th knight Luciano Bradley's bodyguard/wing squad, although they once belong to Cornelia. They are obliterated together with Luciano by Kallen in episode 20. Only two of them, Marika and Liliana, are named.
The Valkyrie Team embodies the following tropes:
- Amazon Brigade: Not much good against Kallen, though. She blows them all up in seconds.
- Bodyguard Babes
- Custom Uniform: A ridiculous one. See for yourself. People don't call them "erosuits" for nothing.
- Dead Little Sister / It's Personal: Marika's brother is killed by Kallen so she joined the army for revenge.
- Four Is Death
- Fan Disservice: Their role is "throw after use" eye-candy.
Commodore Matthew Perry
The main antagonist of Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate, he forces Japan open on unequal terms using his Geass and oppresses the Japanese.
Commodore Perry embodies the following tropes.
- Annoying Laugh: Lelouch compares it to the buzzing of a mosquito.
- Beard of Evil
- Big Bad
- Compelling Voice: He has Lelouch's Geass in this continuity.
- Evil Laugh
- Historical Villain Upgrade
- It's All About Me: He's doing what he's doing purely for his own gain, and not for Britannia, thus leading Euphemia and Suzaku to fight against him.
- Kick the Dog: Firing on his own men.
- Nice Hat
- Pose of Supplication: His Geass forces people into this. He's last seen assuming one after failing to Geass Suzaku.
- Transforming Mecha: His Black Ship.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he finds out that not only are the Black Knights fighting against him, but so is Britannia.
- We Have Reserves: His ship fires on his own men, as well as the enemy.
The Knights of the Round - General Info
The most powerful members of the Brittannian army, answering to the Emperor alone.
- Badass Cape
- Badass Crew
- Color Coded for Your Convenience
- Expy: of The Knights of The Round Table
- Five-Bad Band: Excluding Dorothea and Nonnette:
- Flat Character: (except for Suzaku, and to a degree Anya Alstreim) have no character development or much of a personality past "_____ Enemy" aka Gino Weinberg is the "Friendly Enemy" while Bismarck is the "Noble Enemy."
- High Collar of Doom
- Highly-Conspicuous Uniform
- Informed Ability: The Knights of Round are stated to be the best pilots in Britannia. However, two of them appear for about three seconds before dying instantly at the hands of Suzaku and his Lancelot Albion. They get less screentime than some other Britannian QuirkyMinibossSquads-wannabes.
- Light Is Not Good: Wears white uniforms and pilots knightmares bearing the names of the Knights of the Round Table. They're not very heroic , however.
- Praetorian Guard
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: When they end up fighting a ninth-generation Knightmare Frame, two of them get killed instantly, like average grunts.
Sir Bismarck Waldstein
Voiced by: Soumei Uchida (Japanese), Lex Lang (English)
I am the only Knight of One!
The Knight of One, recognized as the strongest soldier in the Britannian Empire.
- Anti-Villain: Type I. He's shown to be a decent, honorable man who just so happens to be The Dragon.
- Badass: Undeniably, as shown in his fights with Xingke and Suzaku, despite limited screentime.
- BFS: On his person and his Knightmare
- Combat Clairvoyance: His Geass allows him to see a few seconds into the future and anticipates his adversary's moves.
- The Dragon: The Emperor's #1 hatchet man.
- Expy: Of one of the guys from Samurai 7.
- Also of Führer King Bradley from Fullmetal Alchemist, whose homunculus ability works in much the same way as Bismarck's Geass, and is even concealed in the same manner.
- Eyepatch of Power: Variation, as his left eye's eyelids are sewn shut. To cover his own Geass.
- Martial Pacifist: Believes that war should only be a last resort, utterly despises brute strength.
- Noble Demon
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: To Suzaku, calling him out on his Motive Decay and Chronic Backstabbing Disorder.
- Undying Loyalty: Has supported the Emperor ever since the Throne of Blood incident, and despite being Emperor and bodyguard, the pair are actually good friends.
- Worthy Opponent: Considered Marianne and Suzaku as this, since they're the only two who posed challenge enough to make him use his Geass.
The Knight of Three, and one of the youngest Knights of the Round besides Suzaku and Anya.
- Affably Evil or Anti-Villain
- Back Stab: Certainly isn't averse to this technique, which he uses to broadside and kill Senba of the Holy Swords, and almost does the same to Xing-ke, who is shielding Tianzi with the Shen-hu, until Zero saves them both with the Shinkirou.
- Bunny Ears Lawyer
- Combat Pragmatist: See Back Stab.
- Culture Blind
- Enemy Mine: Kallen. He will attack Li Xingke because he dared defeat his rival pilot. Well, Gino would drop the "enemy" part at the first opportunity, but not "mine".
- Go-Karting with Bowser: Joins Ashford Academy to see what commoner life is like.
- No Sense of Personal Space: And how.
- Talking to Himself: In Saisei-Hen, Kira Yamato has unique battle dialogue (while attacking and evading, possibly taking damage, too) when fighting Gino Weinberg. Kira refers to him by name. Gino returns the favor (instead, he refers to Kira by his full name).
- Transforming Mecha: His Knightmare can transform into a plane-like form while flying.
- The White Prince: Quite naive about how the world works, and is fascinated by what goes on at Ashford.
- Upperclass Twit: Kallen hangs a lamp over this in the final picture drama.
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Peggy O'Neal (English)
No way! I'm already killed?
The Knight of Four. Not much else is known about her, since she is killed in her only scene.
- Four Is Death: Look at how quickly she dies.
- Expy: Supposedly the first recorded expy of a character inside the same show. If you take Nonette's left-sided braid, flip it over the top of her head, and let it hang from her right side, plus change the skin color, it's Dorothea.
- Fan Nickname: Knight of Fail.
- Informed Ability: Quickly killed off in her only on-screen fight.
"Memories are unreliable. There is no reason to believe in them"
A young noblewoman from Britannia, Anya Alstreim -- the Knight of Six -- is a fifteen-year-old girl with prodigious piloting skills, a staggering lack of common sense when off the battlefield, and quite a bad case of emotionlessness in regards to almost anything aside from fighting. In addtion, Anya suffers from memory problems, so she keeps a blog wherein she stores thousands of photos, in an attempt not to forget anything anymore. Little does she know that the cause of her memory problems is that the "deceased" Empress Marianne has actually found a way to cheat death --by using her as a Soul Jar.
Anya embodies these tropes:
- Action Girl
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: Her knightmare uniform which is basically a onesie.
- Alliterative Name
- Amnesiac Dissonance
- Anime Hair
- Bare Your Midriff
- The Beautiful Elite
- Blue Blood
- Camera Fiend
- Captain Ersatz: See Expy, below.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Uses her Knightmare FOR A GAME OF Finding Lelouch (and not on the battlefield, but in the SCHOOL she was infiltrating!!!)
- Ditzy Genius: Lacks enough common sense to deploy her heavy mech for a Cupid's Day chase at school.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- Emotionless Girl
- Foreshadowing: Quite a lot. Specifically, during the prologue of episode 12 of R2, Viletta is seen glancing at a dossier of both Gino and Anya. In contrast to Gino's file, almost all of Anya's has been redacted. Turns out being involved with Marianne's assassination commands a pretty high security clearance. Then there are the numerous casual mentions of her memory problems, that start to come to a head during her brief Knightmare engagement with C.C.
- Hair Decorations
- Expy: Her stoic emotionlessness, combined with having a hairstyle that resembles Marianne, made some fans speculate that she is basically an Expy of Rei Ayanami, to the point of being a Captain Ersatz; that is, being the clone of the protagonist's mother. Some used Anya's flashbacks of Lelouch's childhood as proof to support such expy argument. This is more or less confirmed in season two, episode 20, when it turns out Marianne used her own geass to inject her own soul and memory into Anya, making the kid a spiritual "clone".
- He Knows Too Much: Subverted. As a little girl, Anya was the sole witness of Marianne's assassination, but instead of being discovered and killed, she became Marianne's Soul Jar and had her memories rewritten by her and Charles.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Mikuru-beam! (Both in the Japanese and in the English dub.)
- Improbable Age
- Leotard of Power: The outfit she wears when piloting her knightmare.
- Little Miss Badass
- More Dakka: The Mordred has got to be the most heavily armed knightmare.
- Not So Stoic: In the novels, she once cries while piloting.
- The Ojou
- Older Than They Look: Looks about twelve. Is actually fifteen.
- Pimped-Out Dress
- Princesses Prefer Pink: And evidently Empresses prefer pink-haired girls for their Soul Jars.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: But her eyes are not entirely red; they also have more than a touch of pink, which makes sense since Princesses Prefer Pink.
- Rei Ayanami Expy
- Rose-Haired Girl
- Small Girl, Big Gun: Better said, Small Girl HUGE Knightmare.
- Soul Jar: For Empress Marianne.
- The Stoic: Usually.
- Sugar and Ice Girl (what she turns out to be, in the end)
- Stripperiffic: Her Knight of Rounds uniform, due to a massive case of Bare Your Midriff.
- That, and considering several Knights of Rounds are quite older than she is (except for Gino and Suzaku)...
- Tyke Bomb: Anya is sent to assassinate Marianne in Nightmare of Nunnally.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A, in her Knight of Rounds uniform.
Voiced by: Satomi Arai
The Knight of Nine. She only appears a few times in the Code Geass anime, and mainly appears in Lost Colors.
- Beware the Nice Ones: despite her cheery demeanor, Nonnette is one of the few people Cornelia actually fears
- Canon Foreigner:Although she is introduced in the anime but never had any importance(or moved).
- Death by Adaptation: Word of God says Gino, Anya and Suzaku are the only Knight of Rounds survivors. Nonnette fans are shit out of luck.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Nonnette Enneagram, seriously.
- Meaningful Name: Both her names have words for the number 9 in them.
- Senpai Kohai: Cornelia's senpai in military academy.
Voiced by: Atsushi Kisaichi (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English)
"Kill a man off the battlefield and you're a criminal! Kill a man on it and you're a big hero!"
The Knight of Ten and the "Vampire of Britannia", who participates in battle so that he can deprive people of what he believes they value most- their lives.
- Abusive Parents: He killed his abusive father. Considering what he is you shouldn't really believe the abusive part.
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: Gino and Suzaku don't even acknowledge his death.
- Ax Crazy: Luciano Bradley, though Dagger Crazy (or Knife Nut) would be more like it.
- Blood Knight: Of The loving to kill kind.
- Establishing Character Moment: His first scene with Suzaku showcases his Blood Knight tendencies and how much of a jerk he is.
- Evil Redhead: Orange with a pink part in the center.
- Fake Brit: Vic's choice for the character.
- Freudian Excuse: He had quite the crappy childhood.
- Jerkass: Insults Euphemia in front of Suzaku, and mocks Gino's social status.
- Karmic Death (The one who kills him is the girl he said he'd rape and torture when she was a POW.) And the fact that he gets killed by someone else, underscored by his reaction.
- Knife Nut: Carries throwing knives.
- Psycho for Hire: Bradly doesn't seem to have even a single line of text where he isn't insulting, threatening or otherwise expressing a desire for hurting someone, and on two different occasions states that he isn't out for glory: he just enjoys hurting people.
- He almost seems like a comical design. He spends every moment on screen being a jerkass, abuses his more powerful frame against grunts, uses his own allies as decoy targets, shields, or even impromptu weapons, and has his own personal Knightmare squadron so he can restrain and torture his opponents with impunity.
- Self-Made Orphan: Killed his own father.
- The Sociopath
- Token Evil Teammate: The Brittanian Empire is actually decent compared to him. Considering some of them, that says a lot.
- This Is a Drill: His Knightmare's weapon of choice.
Voiced by: Yuko Goto (Japanese), Dorothy Elias-Fahn (English)
The Knight of Twelve.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Implied to be a deadly warrior despite her gentle demeanor, but dies
almost instantlylooped for 3 minutes against Suzaku.
- Custom Uniform
- Dodge This
- Hair Decorations: Or better said, hair ribbons.
- Hair of Gold
- Informed Ability: Is killed within her only on-screen fight.
- Killed Mid-Sentence
- Mauve Shirt
- The Ojou
- Zettai Ryouki: See Custom Uniform above.
- ↑ granted, Rolo wouldn't have been there if not for Viletta's earlier actions, but then without those, the mutiny either wouldn't have happened or be a lot easier for Lelouch to not have to worry about
- ↑ An uncle of Charles attempting to seize power in the 1990s; only Bismarck and Marianne sided with Charles; detailed in a side novel