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Code Geass R2

OHMYGAWD LOLI C.C.!!!

Okay, we finally get to learn more about C.C’s past. It turns out she used to be a slave girl back in the middle ages(at least what it seems to be) and she met a Sister who gave her a Geass to be loved by others, as per her wish. In return however, she was forced to take the Sister’s place of immortality once her Geass developed fully (as in both her eyes had it on permanently), so all of her actions were a grand plan of suicide by looking for someone who could use the power of Geass until it reached her level of contamination before. I’m taking some liberties with the terms here, so please forgive me.

So it turns out, she decides to go with Charles and exchange her immortality with him, since he has developed his Geass fully. Deciding to get rid of Lelouch, who finds himself thrown in to C.C’s memories, or as I would like to call it, “World of C”, the C.C inside tells him that he must’ve been treasured to find himself there, and Lelouch finally wakes up. He stops the ceremony between C.C and his father, ruins the Sword of Akasha a bit and runs away back to the real world with C.C., but her memories have reverted back to her original time as a slave girl.

Well, C.C’s past was rather unexpected in terms of what they’ve shown us, but I find myself liking her more and more, mostly due to her tragic past and her unexpected immortality. This shows that at least, C.C wasn’t the original Geass granter, and the Geass power seems to have been passed along the ages, more like a curse than a blessing.

It’s intriguing that the granter is given immortality and may only die by exchanging it with some one else who has a strong Geass, so C.C’s action all this while seems to be of a grand plan of suicide, but it looks like she didn’t manage to find anyone suitable until she reached Charles and Lelouch’s generation. Still, there’s tons of questions regarding the Geass left to be answered after this episode, and I’m wondering when will they do it.

It’ll also get interesting with C.C’s memories reverted back to her original ones as a slave girl. Looks like Lelouch is gonna have another handful up his hand next week. Anyways, +50 moé points to C.C with this episode :).

ADDENDUM: After rewatching, it looks like C.C’s “Code” on her forehead has disappeared, and most probably along with Lelouch’s Geass as well, since the final shot of him had both his eyes returning back to normal.

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On the other things, Kaname and Viletta’s relationship hit a turning point with her threatening to kill Ohgi, but Sayoko finds out about it and tries to kill Viletta first. It was rather touching when Ohgi jumped in to rescue her, and I kinda hope their relationship won’t be left hanging till the series ends. Of course, the Vice Commander of the OotBK is out now, so it’s gonna be another blow to Lelouch.

There was also the successful testing of Nina’s research, which… seems to be some form of matter or gravity bomb, I do not know, but it looks like it generates quite a suction. Schneizel seems intent to use it as a weapon of war, dropping an interesting name at that too, Damocles, which is an obvious reference to the Greek anecdote.

Suzaku also redeems himself slightly, by stopping the Refrain treatment on Kallen at the last minute, no thanks to him realizing he has nearly turned in to Lelouch as well, by forcing people to obey orders. But he still remains pretty much hated.

Nunnally also had some screentime in this episode, which she shows an impressive fortitude to executing her duties as Governor-General. I loved how she pwned that bitch Romeyer by just touching her hands to see if she was lying.

Next week looks to be action-packed again, with Cornelia captured and facing Lelouch, Zero and Xingke making some sort of public conference and as well as big baby C.C., LOL.

26 Comments

  1. Loligoth Powered Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 12:30 am

    Ougi will survive

    Viletta will take the blunt of the blow and she wont

    This development, combined with the horrifying reports from BK members returning from the geass hunting mission, will sow the seeds of discontent for Zero in Ougi’s heart.

  2. The Sojourner Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 12:53 am

    Would papa Lelouch approve of baby C.C eating pizza?

  3. DiGiKerot Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 12:55 am

    I kinda hope their relationship won’t be left hanging till the series ends

    I doubt it – it wouldn’t be a Sunrise series if we didn’t have two people in an awkward situation stuck in a cave together for an episode or two. Then again, given some of the stuff that Viletta could tell Ougi about Zero, it’ll be interesting to see how his loyalty remains…

    Schneizel seems intent to use it as a weapon of war

    Oh NO! There goes Tokyo! N…N…N….NINA! Wooo-hooo-hooo!

  4. C.I. Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 2:04 am

    Gravity Bomb sounds so Command-and-Conquer-3-Rift-Generator-ish.

    Also, slaves enjoy Pizza, this is now a fact.

  5. Magnius of the Chaos Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 3:49 am

    Huh. How interesting. The wish that C.C. had was one that I’d been thinking about since the first season. Then again, if you’re immortal, I guess the one and only thing you really need is to die.

    Seeing as C.C. lost her memory and reverted back to her pre-Geass memories, is she now mortal, or is she simply an immortal diva with the mind of a loli? Either way, much fun will ensue, I am sure of that. Few things are as cute as watching a grown woman with the mind of a child in an anime. Especially one such timid as her. In real life, not so much. Probably.

    Seeing Charles surprised was an unexpected plus. The dude’s never been shocked as of yet, and watching his expression as Lelouch destroyed the Sword of Akasha was awesomeness. Dude does make a point, though, when he’s talking to Lelouch about lying and shit. Lelouch is probably one of the biggest liars in the series, if not the biggest. Come to think of it, I don’t think the Emperor has ever lied. He just… doesn’t talk that much.

    Guess that means that V.V. broke the contract when Charles met Marianne or some shit. Charles and V.V. make a contract to rid the world of lies. Charles and V.V. meet Marianne. Both fall in love, but V.V. denies it. By doing so, V.V. breaks the contract. Assumption, though.

    One thing I don’t understand is how both V.V. and C.C. could have been immortal at the same time. Unless there are allowed to be more than one Geass Contractor at the same time. In which case it makes plenty of sense.

    So, Suzaku redeems himself by not Refraining Kallen. Whootness. Guess there is hope, after all. But, I repeat, I still don’t like the fucker.

    … Ogi is a fucking moron. Never really liked him in the first season, nor the second season. And Viletta isn’t so smart, either. I really hate that kind of development in an anime. Character A tries to kill Character B. Then Character C (or Natural Event C) comes along and places Character A in danger. Character B saves Character A at risk of life, and Character A conveniently forgets that he / she tried to kill Character B. What the fuck?

  6. Haesslich Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 4:53 am

    Is it wrong to say “A shy C.C. is cute too?”

  7. Magnius of the Chaos Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 5:06 am

    No, it is not.

    It is wrong, terribly, TERRIBLY wrong, not to say that “A shy C.C. is cute too”.

  8. EvilDevil Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 8:41 am

    “OHMYGAWD LOLI C.C.!!!”
    crap this isnt good, first a Loli CC, and then a submissive servant CC… if she ends up in a meido outfit i am going to die…!!

  9. EvilDevil Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 8:44 am

    “I loved how she pwned that bitch Romeyer by just touching her hands to see if she was lying.”
    I am so proud of her… they grow up so fast… I wonder if she is going to punish her later at night… ooooh…

  10. liathgirl Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 11:38 am

    OMG, I’m in love with the blind girl! Talk about a special ability, no one will be able to lie to her so long as she holds their hands. Hah! Take that Suzaku, Nunnally knows that you’re lying to her now!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAH *cough* sorry . . . momentary loss of sanity, now where was I? Oh, YEAH! At the very least we have some inkling to why we should all hate Suzaku, it also blows the hell out of that theory that Charles Geassed Lelouch to protect him. That was a load of Bull. Suzaku is protecting Nunnally, I’ll give him that but does everyone in this damned anime think that Nunnally can’t take care of herself? I for one think she’s doing a bang-ass job of taking care of herself! I think she’s grown up so much!!! I’m happy for her, maybe she’ll even get her sight back?

    As for C.C., I did so not see that coming. I knew that Lelou had a thing for her (That player) but dang . . . to lose your memories? and without Lelou’s help at that. I assume that now C.C. is just a normal, if you can call her that, everyday girl now. *Weep*

    Did anyone else see Kallen calling out for her brother at one point? I think Suzaku had the wrong Idea about Refrain to begin with. It’s not a truth serum, and you can’t make people obey you just because they’ve taken it. Unless they become addicted to it that is. OMG, don’t tell me that was his plan all along?! At least he got some of his morals back. SOME not all mind you.

  11. liathgirl Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 11:39 am

    Sorry for double posting but that pic, of C.C. in the dress surrounded by all those people? Isn’t that a famous painting or something like that? OMG This is too much.

  12. kyon22 Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

    What’s more dangerous than a knife wielding loli?..
    A loli with geass…

  13. Lelangir Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

    This episode didn’t blow me away, except for…

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  14. Furuba Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

    my gosh what a big epi :D i loved it! still hate nina, argh. GO DIE D:
    but ahhh i feel so sorry for Ctsu =[!! hope she doesn’t die the in end.
    however, im thinking, how did Mao get his geass again? i’ve completely forgot, did he get it from C.C? or someone else??….. swt. lol
    and i wonder where Ctsu’s symbol on her forehead went =O just disappeared along with her memories?? O_o
    and oooo does this mean lulu’s geassu will progress into both eyes too? =O aiyo, so many questions =[!

  15. Cal Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

    Man what an amazing episode! Am I the only one getting these fuzzy feelings inside after watching CC?

    Now that Schneizel’s got the black-whole sukaradite powered super bomb of death, some kind of catastrophe is going to happen. I’m just guessing here, but i think Damocles is probably that space ship/knightmare/mobile armor thing appearing the in opening sequence or that giant tower thing the japanese samurai guy flies towards. Also, Nina made that bomb out of spare parts and an old knightmare frame sitting in Ashford Academy’s basement? I’d be more impressed if it had worked at the time instead of needing government funding.

    Suzaku just plain sucks.

    Zero’s going to unite the world against Britannia with the League of Nations or whatever its called next episode, Kallen encounters the Knight of Ten (and hopefully escapes, kicking his arse in the process), and slave CC will kill us all with moe, and by god we’ll enjoy it!

  16. manga Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

    What to say. Intresting episode. But I do want to watch it subbed so that I might get more understanding than what I had.

    Pretty cool trick that Lelouch pulled with all the mirrors though :)

    It does explain a lot about CC though. And her tears, so sad. Great thing lelouch understood that and used that to his advantage.

    But I do think that the whole immortality is only aquired when the grand master gives up his/her life. And if I understood that correct charles had given up his geass to be given immortality as you can see he doesn´t have it the same way like CC did.

  17. le nuage Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 8:56 pm

    OK now that Shirley is dead (and that Karen has been forgoten by Lelouch), C.C. takes definitively the lead to become Lelouch’s wife (at least I hope for some improvement at the end of the season).

    But damned, when will someone have the good idea to kill Nina and Suzaku ?

  18. Syaoran Li Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

    If the sporlers are true; I guess Lelouch will live I nsolitude; maybe and just maybe he’ll grant C.C.’s wish… but we’ll know that until the last episode.

  19. Gomaru Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 4:26 am

    Nunally has more tricks up her sleeve than the lie detector. The day is coming when she opens her eyelids to expose… TWO GEASS EYES

  20. tsudai Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 7:36 am

    shirley is gone, now cc Q_Q
    .. or not
    maybe? lets see whats gonna happen

  21. Jobrill Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

    For the record, I was under the strong impression that Nina just invented the Nuke, which was not previously invented in Code Geass’ version of Earth History.

  22. Anime Fan Said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 5:37 am

    OMG that very cute of C.C :D

  23. helen Said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

    so… what’s CC’s real name? There’s no way her name could be CC in the middle ages.

  24. Rakuen Said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

    No more Lulu Geass action?! Geez… Oh, wait, this gets interesting… and I doubt it’s CIRCA… kinda lame sounding if you’ll ask me.

  25. Code Geass R2: 200 words and a seriously not funny babble. « Lostlink ~ Wrong Way To Japan! Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 10:55 am

    […] Finally in the world of C, Bill Gates shows you how he shaped the world in his image and gained immortality through instigation of a computing language that rewires brains the Emperor shows us that Ikari Gendo isn’t the only one who can fuck his son over existential quizzing while plodding through abstract backgrounds. The Emperor refuses to die, meanwhile C.C. who wants to die but becomes a loli instead. This episode ends most curiously with the Moé-fication of C.C. […]

  26. Orange-kun Said,

    March 9, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

    Uh…. I think theyre over-exaggerating her past…. Ew, green haired bitch in the middle ages?

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