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Code Geass presents us with a diverse set of characters with opposing moral standpoints. Lelouch, in his determination to destroy the Empire of Britannia, is willing to use any means necessary at his disposal to do so.

On the otherhand Suzaku, Lelouch's polar opposite, believes only by changing the Empire from within can it be cured of its current cruel ways. While the former is presented as morally grey, the latter is presented as whiter than white. However the show leaves us, the audience, to decide on whether the Lelouch's actions are right or wrong.

When posting please Consider also the politics of Britannia and its Emperor, who actively encourages inequality and rivalry - even amongst his own children. The Emperor seeks to propel Britannia to even greater heights through military might. How has the politics of Britannia, and those who oppose it, influenced the actions and decisions of the characters?







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In the beginning of the show I thought that Lelouch's methods were better than Suzaku's because he was actually helping the Japanese and Suzaku was just killing his own people. As the show went on I sided with Suzaku a little more because I thought that he could actually make a difference. He intentions started to make sense. But now i cant side with anyone, both of them seem to have strayed from their main goals because of other problems and they both act carelessly. I think that if they just stayed out of eah others way they would've been successful.
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lelouch's methods seems to be working well enough to make britania fall, but only if he can defeat his father.
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"Let me ask you, Lord Guilford – What would you do if justice failed to stand up against evil? Will you admit your justice has succumbed to the evil and admit defeat, or Will you become evil yourself? ... For me, I will become evil to defeat the greater evil!" --Lelouch, Turn 4.

In Britannia, survival of the fittest rules. When they force this upon other peoples it strips them of their human rights. Lelouch, from the beginning, states the black knights were formed to protect the weak. The moment Britannia decided to oppress other peoples, they embraced death, meaning they made a conscious decision to remove whats good about life.. If i were Lelouch i'd do the same thing. How could anyone let Brittanias tentacles of oppression penetrate japan's sweet sweet culture. Are you supposed to just sit back and let it happen?

Keep on trucking, Lelouch
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Rudeboy432 wrote:

"Let me ask you, Lord Guilford – What would you do if justice failed to stand up against evil? Will you admit your justice has succumbed to the evil and admit defeat, or Will you become evil yourself? ... For me, I will become evil to defeat the greater evil!" --Lelouch, Turn 4.

In Britannia, survival of the fittest rules. When they force this upon other peoples it strips them of their human rights. Lelouch, from the beginning, states the black knights were formed to protect the weak. The moment Britannia decided to oppress other peoples, they embraced death, meaning they made a conscious decision to remove whats good about life.. If i were Lelouch i'd do the same thing. How could anyone let Brittanias tentacles of oppression penetrate japan's sweet sweet culture. Are you supposed to just sit back and let it happen?

Keep on trucking, Lelouch


I like the fact you brought this up. Lelouch said he would become evil to destroy the greater evil and Guilford said that his justice is with his princess. Right there Guildford basicially said Im Cornelia's dog and I'll follow her every command no matter what I have to do and he proves it when he fights against the Brittania army thinking that Lelouch was Cornelia. Even though he knew nothing and was killing his own people he continued to follow blindly. The soldiers of Brittannia all follow blindly.

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