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Heterochromia - To me, Code Geass redeemed itself with its last episode

To me, Code Geass redeemed itself with its last episode

All hail Nunnally
When I saw this, I wanted to cry. What the heck?

It took me ages to finally continue watching Code Geass. Through episodes 18 and 19, I shook my head with disinterest, boredom and absolute facepalm, and believed the whole show would never come to a decent closure. While I was reading blog postings on the following episodes, I lost interest in continuing altogether because I felt the story completely sunk into nonsense. (Marianne and Charuru plot some silly, evil plan and abandoning their children? Lelouch and Suzaku rule Britannia? Hello?)

However, I was wrong on two accounts: First, marathoning the last episodes were a lot of fun to watch, and ultimately it didn’t matter to me anymore that the story made no sense at all. Second, the twist at the end came as the biggest surprise of all to me, and I found myself getting all emotional. To me, it was the perfect end, because it finally shows Lelouch’s real nature:
First of all, the “Zero Requiem” plan is a strategy. What kept bugging me about Code Geass was that Mr. Almighty-brilliant-chess-player actually did nothing but coming up with a surprise tactics all of a sudden. He never had any plans or a direction he is going towards, he’s changing his tactics three times per episode. The Zero Requiem plan however spans over months and was planned out since Charles died. When “Zero Requiem” was revealed, it actually made a lot of sense.
Second, no matter what happened before (and honestly, I have forgotten the majority of the storyline of Code Geass), Lelouch’s suicide shows that he actually, truly cared for the world. The plan was for the world and not for Nunnally or himself.
And finally, Lelouch and Suzaku went back to being so close to the point that one asked the other to kill him, so that Lelouch died the death he wanted.

Now that I have my happy end, I can finally turn away from those evil, nagging “You should be finishing Geass”-thoughts that have been haunting me all this time and look back at 25 episodes of enjoyment.

All hail C.C.
PS. I also approve of this outfit. It looks so… austrian?

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    manga wrote:

    Well. It didn´t really come as a suprise to me. Not with how he treated Kallen in a ep way back where he said a lot of horrible things to make her hate him.

    From Season One we knew Lulu hated the misstake that took Euphie away from him. He had plans to make up for that misstake. And how do you make people forget about a beloved princess murdering people? You kill a lot more people yourself to claim all the blame onto yourself.

    The world was supposed to be changed into a good world where Nunally could live, that was his plan all along. When he started killing people well that aint a good older brother to have.

    So it didn´t really come as a surprise that he decided to die as it felt somewhat as both he and CC had the same idea.

    I can´t say I enjoyed the ending as I wanted Lelouch to hook up with either CC, Kallen or Shirley and that they should live happily ever after in the new world Lelouch created. But I guess I can live with this ending.

    Now all you got left is to watch macross frontier :)

    Posted 29 Oct 2008 at 23:36 CE(S)T

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    lelangir wrote:

    @manga: thus the glory of doujinshi…

    I really did enjoy the ending. It was full of manly tears etc.

    Posted 30 Oct 2008 at 13:42 CE(S)T

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    Shii wrote:

    Oh my, you should marry in an Austrian Dirndl. XXD

    Posted 30 Oct 2008 at 15:46 CE(S)T

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    manga wrote:

    Yeah, there are lots of doujins, not all of them are good though :(

    Some are fun. Some are not.

    Posted 02 Nov 2008 at 22:44 CE(S)T

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