Code Geass R2, Episode 2

Everyone has a geass.

Last season only two people had a geass, but now everyone does. This could be an ominous sign. If everyone is super-powered, then it could be just like every other anime where a parade of increasingly powerful foes come out and challenge the hero. One clue that this is happening is that there are the 12 Knights of the Round Table that are apparently the strongest knights in the empire. I guess Japan was not a serious enough situation to warrant their presence, but killing off royalty makes it completely cool now. I predict that at some point Zero will face them and even more people with geasses (geasi?). Hopefully this will not turn into a situation of just more powerful enemies.

Yes, my Lord

Zero is really becoming a Christ figure for the Japanese. He appears from the dead, promising to liberate them from the world they live in. He is very charismatic, drawing the people to him, showing that even a former Britannian official like Diethard is in love with Zero (even though the real Zero is incredibly Machiavellian). He sneaks around behind everyone’s back, planning all sorts of complicated moves that in the end make him look great no matter who he hurts. Apparently he can plan the assassination of the governor-general on the fly. The emperor is also incredibly Machiavellian in his brainwashing of Lelouch and sending him back to Japan.

One huge question is just that: “Why the hell does the emperor send Lelouch back to Japan?” If I were ever in control of a country and captured the leading rebel, I would kill ‘em. Not even give him a chance for him to go back and cause another ruckus. Also, the Emperor has a weird room that he shows to Suzaki. Why does the king show something so essential to his power to someone who is not even a citizen? The Emperor just seems to be a complete ass that should have lost his power a long time ago.

Surprises from this episode include China throwing in with Zero. Definitely gonna be some fun with that twist. Finding out what will happen with Rollo is going to be interesting. If he kidnaps C.C., then I will be disappointed. But he could be fun if he has his own agenda. The Emperor’s geass is not surprising, but it is nice to know what it is.

3 thoughts on “Code Geass R2, Episode 2”

  1. Just one thing…three people = everyone?

    While I realize things could go rather wrong on that end later in the show, I think that “everyone” is still an exaggeration at this point.

    If all of the Knights do have Geass, you’d obviously be completely right.

    Other than that…I hope Rollo actually plays a good role here, even if he makes himself hate-able in the beginning. Too much focus on him could otherwise be a pain.

  2. Wasn’t the reason to get Lelouch back to Japan to take back C.C.? And by the way, I thought it was 10 knights.

  3. While it’s finally been confirmed now, it was theorized in Season 1 that the Emperor had a geass. So no surprise there.

    The surprise is Rollo however, but honestly… he’s the dark horse of this anime. No one really knows where they’re going with him or what will happen. I think him having a geass is an interesting twist. And the fact that he has a geass isn’t anything new, at least not to Japanese fans – it was revealed in the Code Geass game, Lost Colors. The game also revealed what his Geass’s power is, but I’ll refrain from stating that so as not to spoil.

    And yeah, the Emperor sent Lelouch back to Japan to lure out CC, as evidenced by him having his personal troops constantly watching Lelouch. From his reaction to events, it seems like things are still going according to the Emperor’s plans… we just don’t know what those are. He doesn’t seem to care much about Zero’s rebellion, he’s got bigger fish to fry… these apparent “gods”.

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