Retrocaustic: Code Geass – Episode 5

Code Geass is stupid. But how stupid? Let’s find out together.

SILLY.ARABS

Very authentic Arabs.

Episode V – Blessed Be The Maker and His Hatred

  • Code Geass provides us with proof that lands outside of Japan actually exist.
  • It’s a desert battle over flat, open sand-dunes, except no defender would fight in such conditions. They’d choose a fortified position.
    • Why are those tanks so close together? Tanks don’t fight in such tight formations. No one does.
      • Why are those tanks so weird? That’s the most bizarre construction I’ve seen so far. Does it provide some sort of advantage when fighting on sandy sand?
  • “GLOUCESTERS?” – Asshole that’s about to die
    • How on EARTH could we have expected the Britannimericanns to use weapons platforms that have had six previous generations of development?
      • Inconceivable. Not even the Prophet could have seen this coming.
  • Of course they’re wearing traditional Arab head-garments and robes in the middle of combat. They’re Arabs. It’s not like Arabs wear normal military uniforms in battle conditions. It simply wouldn’t be possible to convey to the Japanese viewer that these might be Arabs without resorting to lazy stereotypes.
    • Fucking racists.
  • “Serupham” is not an actual place. It just just sounds vaguely Semitic. In fact, it sounds reaaaaaaaaaally Jewish.
    • Friends don’t let Japanese friends depict other cultures.
  • These Knightmares are painted fucking purple against white desert sand. How are they being surprised by them? A blind kangaroo rat could’ve seen them two thousand miles away in fucking Australia.
    • And why are they wearing capes? Is that supposed to protect against the sand? Because this is a sandy place in a sandy part of the Middle East and the Middle East is only filled with sandy sand dunes filled with sand?
      • Do they put fucking capes on tanks when they go into battle in the Middle East? Is that what they do? Because it’s a desert?
        • Fucking racists.
  • Wait, wait. “Fake Knightmares?” How are these giant, impractical weapons platforms that are, like, ten times the size of Knightmares and bear absolutely no resemblance to them in form or function “Fake Knightmares?”
    • Oh wait. My bad.
  • And there’s a random-ass golden-domed mosque on the hill there, just in case you had survived your previous violent encounter with this massive anvil.
    • Can you guess where Carmen Sandiego might be? I think we have some clues.
  • Why is Cornelia’s giant Knightmare standing majestically and wreathed in flames? The mosque wasn’t even that big. Where are its remains? Did they drop a fucking nuke on it?
  • “Impossible! One unit did all this!” -Very Arab Guy
    • No, it didn’t. There are at least three other Knightmares running around. Why would you pick those to be your last words on this earth? They aren’t even factually correct.
  • WHY IS HER KNIGHTMARE WEARING A CAPE? WHAT FUNCTION DOES IT SERVE?
    • Man, it must be hot in that getup. Explain to me why Cornelia li Britannia is wearing a corset while piloting a massive war machine in the middle of an equatorial desert.
  • “We’ve done it. Area 18 has been established.” -Cornelia li Britannia
    • Oh, so that’s it, huh. You blew up three weird machines and a mosque and defeated the entire Middle East.
      • Sure.
        • Okay.
          • Someone go give George Bush a ring. Tell him how easy that was.
  • And now they’re just randomly heading off to Japan. Like, right now.
    • “Hey guys, we’re done here. Time for Japanimation.”
    • “Huh? We’ve been here for less than five minutes. Shouldn’t we kinda stay around for a bit and set up a provincial government? Or deal with local militias–“
    • “DON’T INTERRUPT MY JAPANIMATION TIME, TERRY.”
      • “Also, I seem to be suffering from massive heatstroke in this corset. Could be problem.”
  • That viewscreen is showing her still standing in the fire. Was the mosque filled with oil barrels or something? Is that it?
    • Or are they fighting a raid boss now?
  • “Area 11 won’t be as easy as our usual assignments.” Cornelia li Britannia
    • How do you know that?
      • No, seriously, how do you know that? Japan has been been conquered and suppressed for almost a decade. How is it harder than conquering the entire Middle East?
        • It sounds like fucking vacation to me.
          • “I agree, milady.” -Random Asshole
            • Someone has a lot of brown on his nose.
  • Ooh, I guess Cornelia is supposed to be threatening because she’s…mean or something?
    • Look at that hair. I sure hope it doesn’t catch on any of the extremely sensitive equipment in this very cramped cockpit.
      • Are they ever going to bother showing these people wearing vaguely practical clothing, or is Sunrise going to keep throwing whole libraries of Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs at us?
        • What’s that, Abercrombie? You’ll pay me how much? Well, all my objections have suddenly vanished.
          • Ka-ching.
  • Meanwhile, thousands of miles away at the luxurious Palace of the Ashfords, Louis XIV turns in his grave out of furious envy.
  • These fucking automatic doors are everywhere.
    • Is this school’s budget one trillion double dollars?
  • C.C. scares the shit out of Lelouch. It’s funny.
  • Wait, so, um, explain to me how Nunnally is casually accepting this random green-haired girl who sneaked up on her in her own house in the middle of the night?
    • Wouldn’t that be, oh, I don’t know, a trigger of some kind?
      • Might resemble a vaguely similar event that happened in the past to Nunnally…
        • You know, a highly traumatic one…
          • …………………….
  • Yes, that’s all Nunnally is worried about. This “Zero” guy she heard about on TV. Not the complete stranger who infiltrated her house and is now drinking her tea.
    • I’d say at least ten thousand psychologists would jump at the chance to study Nunnally Lamperouge and her very disturbed cranium.
  • “Shi-tsuu.” I always loved how C.C.’s name is a homonym for a dog breed.
    • It’s so topically misogynist.
  • “You have such an odd friend here. Imagine, only going by her initials!” -Nunnally Lamperouge
    • Wow. That’s right. It is a little odd. In fact, it sounds reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally fake. Which begs the question why you took her into your house and served her tea and crumpets instead of calling the fucking police.
      • Nunnally actually believes “gullible” is not in the dictionary.
  • Nunnally presumes that this mysterious woman with the obviously fake name that she’s never seen or heard of before is Lelouche’s girlfriend.
    • I keep asking myself how lazy the writers in this show will get. I never learn my lesson, and I never will. I can never forgive them for the death of my son.
  • C.C. says really weird stuff that any normal person would find incredibly suspect.
    • How did I know Nunnally would presume C.C. was talking about marriage? It’s like these writers are five years old.
  • C.C. continues to act like a vicious witch, but Nunnally can’t pick up on any of this.
    • “I hate jokes.” -C.C, the most mischievous character in the series by far.
  • Nunnally has the insight of a wet brick.
    • She doesn’t even pick up on the very obvious sounds of her brother dragging a woman into another room.
      • Better hope an actual burglar doesn’t come visit Nunnally, cause she’s fucked then.
        • Apparently anyone can infiltrate this school with one hand tied behind their backs, even though Sayoko, their maid, is later shown to be a fucking ninja.
  • Why is that crane rocking back and forth like that? It’s like it’s a pendulum or something. Are these writers completely unfamiliar with the physical properties of paper?
    • I guess they know as much about paper as they do about the Middle East.
      • Or Arabs.
        • Or military combat.
          • Or character development.
            • Or continuity.
              • Or font formatting.
  • Lelouch just leaves Nunnally to clean up the mess. What an asshole.
    • He also jumps straight to violence against women, but this is Japan, so it’s perfectly acceptable.
  • Lelouch is surprised that the girl who magically spoke to him via telepathy and gave him magical powers was able to survive a bullet to the head.
    • Right after MSGT survived a bullet to the spine.
      • Has Lelouch been paying any attention to the behavior of this universe?
  • Lelouch vi Britannia wants us to believe his bullshit about having a “schedule”, as if he’s been carefully planning the destruction of the Holy Britannia(n) Empire in his head all this time.
    • After all, destroying a superpower is in the same category as time management and disciplined studying for Calculus II.
      • Which begs another question: what would Lelouch have done had he not ran into C.C. and attained magical powers? Are we supposed to believe his plan was still viable without that?
        • Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
  • Also, why did he say “schedule?” Does the Japanese language not have a word for schedule?
    • According to Google Translate, it does. Behold:
      • 予定
      • 計画, Aizen Sousuke and Light Yagami’s favorite word.
      • 時刻表
      • 一覧表
      • 時間割
      • And it goes on.
        • Let me guess: they wanted to use “schedule” to make it sound more dramatic. Shakespeare would be proud.
  • Never mind there’s no way Lelouch’s retarded “schedule” could’ve been remotely practical or that it completely contradicts his lackadaisical mindset that was presented to us at the beginning of the series.
    • Think about it from a literary standpoint. Lelouch was in a nadir of ennui then. That’s what makes his encounter with C.C. and all these events significant: Lelouch did not have a plan and was resigned to his ignominious fate as a normal high-school student. Spinning some ridiculous tale about how Lelouch has been planning the destruction of Britannia in his noggin this whole time just to make him seem more like a “genius” completely ruins his character.
      • I would pay mounds of cold, hard cash to see Code Geass and all its fucktitude analyzed in a college writing course.
        • That would be awesome.
  • That is a fucking stupid shirt, Lelouch.
  • Man, it’s a good thing the Palace of the Ashfords has fucking soundproof walls, otherwise it might be dangerous to talk about such incredibly sensitive matters in Lelouch’s room right after Lelouch and C.C. acted incredibly suspicious in front of Nunnally.
    • Nah, Nunnally probably went back to watching Blues Clues.
  • “I’d intended to do it [destroy Britannia] without this power.” -Lelouch vi Britannia
      • Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
  • “Just as I’d expected. This guy’s fascinating…” -C.C.
    • Real C.C. would have said this: “Holy crap, this punk is a deluded shithead. I’m out of here.”
  • C.C. brushes off the threat of the military as harmless. It’s just a “small part” of the military that involves the Third Prince.
    • And the Emperor.
      • And another psychotic weirdo with magical powers just like her.
        • And a facility with hundreds of people with Geass powers.
          • “Small” means something else in Japanese, I guess.
            • Hmm. No. It’s right here. 短い. Means “small.”
              • Huh.
                • Excuse me while I go shoot myself.
  • “Just hiding normally should be enough.” – C.C.
    • Yes, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s not like this school is literally in sight of the capitol complex.
      • Better hope V.V. isn’t there randomly to investigate these blatantly Geass-influenced events and just looks outside the window to his left.
        • Shooting myself seems to have failed. I must try again with larger bullets.
  • Why does C.C. even need to sleep? She’s immortal.
  • And she just disrobes right in front of him. We can assume, however, that Lelouch did not get a boner, because he has no penis to begin with.
  • Lelouch rambles on about what’s convenient for him as he rises over a barely covered C.C. in the missionary position.
    • Okay, maybe he does have a penis after all.
      • Oh my God…I hate this show.
  • Lelouch, in a fit of logical pique, demands answers to very reasonable questions. C.C. declines to give him any, probably because there aren’t any.
  • In this universe, it takes about three seconds for the sun to rise.
  • “Biglobe News.”
    • In this universe, the very same corporation developed in Japan. Just like Pizza Hut.
      • Ka-ching.
  • Cecile mentions that there have been seven other attacks since Zero appeared…which was literally last night.
    • Continuity’s ghost is demanding vengeance. Again.
      • However, I have learned that if you toss him a bag of Doritos and a laptop with Netflix, he just drifts off into a stupor for hours.
  • Jeremiah Gottwald is suffering the consequences of his actions.
    • I don’t know how this is possible.
      • Fuck literal time travel. I can handle that. Why are they punishing him now after all the other stupid shit he did?
  • Lloyd and Cecile are babbling on about stuff that makes no sense. Yawn.
  • Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back to the very Japanese people who haven’t changed their Japanese clothes in five days. They must reek of udon and tofu, which I can assume is all they eat. Because they’re Japanese.
    • Hey, if the writers can do it, I can do it too. Everything is fair game now.
  • “The Britannians are in chaos, thanks to Zero!” -Random Japanese Asshole
    • It has been less than twelve hours. How on earth is the entire administration of Japan in chaos after the appearance of one person who did nothing but rescue someone? He didn’t blow up the capitol building or anything.
  • Something about the Gurken Mk-II and Kyoto and…whatever.
    • Where is this fancy Japanese palace even located? Why aren’t they meeting in a highly fortified and practical location? Look at those flimsy walls and all that wasted space.
      • No, we have to sit through another shitty scene because these prick writers insist on telling us these guys are Japanese. WE GET THE MESSAGE, YOU FUCKS.
  • Wait, why wouldn’t Toudou ally with Zero? Isn’t that a good thing? To get on-board with someone who (somehow) has the world’s attention right now? How is that a bad thing for your cause?
  • In Moogle…wait, I’m sorry. In Biglobe, which paid lots of money for this plug, Lelouch searches for “Suzaku.” Just “Suzaku.” Not “Suzaku Kururugi.” No other specifying search parameters. Just “Suzaku.”
    • I hope nobody else or nothing else in Japan or Japanese history is named “Suzaku.”
      • Liiiike….
        • A major constellation.
        • A film.
        • Two Japanese emperors.
        • A video game developer.
        • A major street.
        • Multiple characters in fiction….
    • But of course the search is successful. Are we sure Lelouch’s magical powers are confined to the Geass?
      • That shit is sorcery. Pure fucking sorcery.
  • Lelouch notes, unironically, that C.C. is an asshole.
    • Also, there is a chessboard in this room. The exact same chessboard that noble was using Episode 1, with the exact same chess pieces Lelouch found in a random, scorched corner of the Shinjuku ghetto.
      • Apparently, in this parallel universe there is exactly one chessboard manufacturer, and they are some lazy motherfuckers.
        • But no, Pizza Hut is exactly the same. In fact, C.C. is eating some delicious Pizza Hut Pizza right now. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some juicy Pizza Hut Pizza right now? Get any toppings and two medium pizzas for $6.99.
          • Mmm, I love money.
            • I mean, pizza. Pizza.
  • C.C. tells Lelouch not to answer her if he doesn’t want to. However, the writers know they have to explain some of this horseshit before the fans catch on, so he obliges for no other reason.
  • “Orange was just something I made up.” -Lelouch vi Britannia
    • Lol, yeah. That’s the only thing made-up in this series. Pbbbbbth ha ha ha ha ha.
  • Speaking of made-up things, let’s move onto these magazines. It’s time for some lovely Engrish.
    • SILLY.ZERO-MAGAZINE
      • What the fuck?
        • I don’t get it. I don’t.
          • How do you pull off “Viceregal Offices Discuss More Stringent Security Measures to Counter Terrorism”, but fuck up something so simple as “Newsmagazine?”
            • These people need to take a font-formatting class. It’s a matter of national security.
              • Not that “Eleven or Japan? Colony Administration Questioned” or “Margrave Jeremiah and the Heavy Price of Orange Suspicions” make much sense.
                • My brain is broken.
  • “The whole world’s looking for you.” -C.C.
    • No, it’s not. Zero has appeared once in Japan and no one has any clue what he’s about. I’m pretty sure nobody in Europe or Africa or Asia or even Britannimerica itself know who the fuck Zero is or care.
      • “Because of you, the world is moving.”
        • This show has its head so far up its ass, it’s seeing this morning’s pizza slices.
  • Lelouch’s grand plan is to thrust the world into even more chaos, costing many innocent lives and inflicting horrible suffering on innocent people.
    • Ra ra, Lelouch.
  • Hey, it’s Mount Fuji. I wonder where this scene is located. Maybe Thailand.
  • MSGT is cleared of all charges due to “lack of evidence”, despite the incredibly corrupt justice system that had in its possession the gun used to murder Clovis with MSGT’s fingerprints on it and the inexplicable inadmissibility of the ten thousand reams of evidence proving him innocent. Why? Because a crazy terrorist said otherwise on national TV. Well, that settles that.
    • Here you go, MSGT. Accept these complimentary Pizza Hut coupons as an apology.
      • The plot always gets what it wants.
  • Did Euphemia li Britannia just pop into existence from four stories up wearing a heavy dress and MSGT’s malnourished arms catch her like she was a down pillow?
    • The Laws of Physics are all sitting in a corner together, drinking scotch and listening to “Piano Man.”
  • “Um, you aren’t hurt, are you?” -Suzaku Kururugi
    • You should be asking yourself that, MSGT. More specifically, your broken forearms.
      • And what a stupid question. It’s not like she jumped from a height from which no human could land without suffering horrible injuries or anything.
  • “Forgive me! I didn’t think there was anyone below me!” Euphemia li Britannia
    • Then how did you plan on surviving? That is pure concrete they’re standing on.
      • Oh, she’s been chased. Good thing nobody seems to be actually chasing her. She is being chased by imaginary people.
        • Euphemia li Britannia is completely bonkers. Just like everyone else on this show.
  • The Purebloods are talking about something that nobody cares about and acting like Cornelia wouldn’t have just replaced them anyway regardless of what they did or did not do.
    • They seem to be perplexed by how none of these events make any sense whatsoever. Life has much more in store for them.
      • If only someone knowledgeable would inform the military that people with magical mind-fucking powers exist. That seems like a very relevant fact that the military should know about.
  • Jeremiah Gottwald was clearly a rapacious asshole before all this happened, but people are just questioning his actions now?
    • It’s like everyone in the colonial administration of Japan attended a massive LSD rave and are all just now coming down from the sweet high.
  • Hmm, if only General Bartley had told the military what he knew about these magical girls and their magical powers. That would have, I dunno, completely cleared his name and ruined Lelouch’s plans in an instant.
  • Hey, Villetta. Maybe you should talk to someone about this extremely troubling and bizarre pattern of highly convenient memory loss. It might be important.
    • Also, why can’t Villetta remember what happened with Lelouch? Lelouch didn’t specify in his order for her to forget everything about him. I can understand her forgetting about actually handing over her Knightmare to him, but not her forgetting the three minutes of interaction she had with the innocent “Alan Spacer” beforehand.
      • Oh, these writers are just making shit up as they go along? You don’t say. J.J. Abrams must be mentoring them.
  • Euphemia li Britannia is being “chased” by “people”, so of course MSGT takes her to an open square in the middle of broad daylight and walks calmly at a pace of exactly 0.3 miles per hour.
  • MSGT does not suspect that “Euphy” just might be “Princess Euphemia,” whose face and arrival was undoubtedly all over the news.
    • Particularly after she reveals she knows exactly who he is.
  • MSGT finally catches onto the fact that Euphemia isn’t being chased by anyone, but he sure didn’t seem to give a shit beforehand.
  • Oh, I get it. Euphemia is nice and sweet and kind. Mmm hmmm.
    • Can you say “moar tragedy bait”?
  • That is a fucking loud cat meow. It’s like it has a loudspeaker in its lungs somewhere.
  • The wild, feral cat bites MSGT. Oh well, who cares about rabies. Let’s go look at this traffic light that has blue bulbs instead of green ones.
    • Because it’s Japan. It’s not like the Britannimericans would adopt their own infrastructural conventions after conquering a nation or anything.
      • Fucking racists.
  • Why are Cecile and Lloyd traveling in a massive weapons platform? Why not just go pick up MSGT in a normal car like normal fucking people?
  • “They had no evidence [to convict Suzaku].” -Lloyd Asplund
    •  Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
      • That doctored gun Jeremiah Gottwald showed MSGT sure seemed like “evidence.”
  • Why weren’t MSGT and Euphemia in the frame beforehand? I should note the car Armored Personnel Carrier that Lloyd and Cecile are in is facing the direction MSGT came from, and the frame clearly showed a long section of the oncoming sidewalk. They were only talking for about four seconds. So why did they just suddenly appear out of nowhere?
    • And that’s another bag of Doritos sacrificed to sate the ravaging ghost of continuity. Such a cheap price for such wonders.
  • Does nobody in the Holy Britannia(n) Empire keep track of the Third Princess of Britannia right after the Third Prince of Britannia was assassinated under mysterious conditions?
  • “Unrequited love is the mark of a kind person.” -Euphemia li Britannia, MD in Psychology
    • I want to slap Euphemia in the face and send her back to medical school, where she belongs.
  • MSGT takes the Third Princess of Britannia on a shopping trip just after being released from custody due to being suspected of killing the Third Prince of Britannia. Absolutely nobody in the Holy Britannia(n) Empire gives a shit about this either.
    • [sobs internally]
  • Look at how rich the city of the imperialist bastards is.
  • What, are they communicating via telepathy now?
  • LOL, Lloyd and Cecile are inconspicuously stalking these two in a massive APC and not one person seems to give two fucks about it either. Everyone is on drugs. EVERYONE.
  • “Su-NEWS.”
    • Is that a reference to something stupid? It sure seems like it.
  • “JAV11.”
    • The fuck does that mean?
      • Do these animators just insert random numbers and letters into the frame to make things look cool?
  • The regicide suspect is now being allowed to take the Third Princess of Britannia to a violent ghetto that was just subjected to untold destruction.
    • Logic has joined the Laws of Physics, nursing their sorrows over a bottle of warm sake.
  • I need to eat something that is not Pizza Hut.
  • Lelouch is searching about information about himself on his very un-chic laptop.
    • It’s a good thing the Holy Britannia(n) Empire does not monitor the Internet.
  • Why did Kallen Statdfeld’s Derriere say “bathroom”? Does the Japanese language not have a word for “bathroom”?
    • What does Moogle say? We wonders, we wonders…
      • 浴室
      • トイレ
        • Both of which are more common than バスルーム.
  • I like how KSD just presumes the bathroom phone had Caller ID. Why wouldn’t the Palace of the Ashfords have magical bathroom phones with Caller ID on them? It does make sense, as much as it pains me to say.
  • Lelouch casually reveals that the call she got from Zero came from inside the school. Wow. He’s pretty free with such critical information.
  • C.C. hates jokes, but she sure loves fucking with Lelouch.
  • Lelouch handles this situation in the worst way possible: kissing Kallen Stadtfeld’s Derriere.
    • No, not literally. That would be interesting.
      • And of course Shirley is right there at that exact moment.
        • C.C. must be loving this.
  • Bartley is being flown back to Britannimerica in a ridiculous restraining contraption.
  • C.C. has no concept of “operational security.” She’s also wearing Lelouch’s shirt. Awwwkward.
    • Does she honestly think none of the other students would pick up on the fact that they’ve never seen her before?
  • Lelouch tests his magical power on a girl, forcing her to go to the same spot at the school at the same time every day for the rest of her life. Exactly how much would that fuck her up?
    • This much:
      • SILLY.OBAMA-THIS-MUCH
  • Wait. Lelouch seems to call the power “Geass” on a whim. C.C. seems to act like she’s never heard of that term before, but everyone else who knows about Geass would be using it anyway. So how did Lelouch arrive at precisely that term as well? Did he look it up on Moogle–I mean, Biglobe?
  • Lelouch has zero qualms about testing his magical powers on innocent people.
    • Ra ra, Lelouch.
  • Why does Lelouch says “specs”? Does the Japanese language not have a word for “specifications?”
    • Oh Moooooooooooooooooogle, darling.
      • 仕様
        • It’s right there.
          • You lazy fucks.
  • I’m sure nobody will notice the mysterious girl with long, flowing neon-green hair talking with Lelouch on the rooftop.
  • “I won’t do anything to endanger us.” -C.C.
    • Except this.
      • And that.
        • And that other thing.
          • No, I’ll just endanger us constantly and nothing will happen because PLOT.
  • SHINJUKU GHETTO IS SAD.
    • There’s the Tokyo Metropolitan Building Again, except the last time we saw it was standing up perfectly straight and could support the weight of Knightmares.
      • Doritos packet #3.
  • There are lots of graves, just in case you weren’t sad yet.
  • Imperialist Britannimericans are acting like imperialist assholes.
  • Jeremiah Gottwald is still allowed to pilot a Knightmare after two back-to-back incidents in which he fucked everything up while piloting a Knightmare.
  • Villetta threatens these poor comms guys with a fucking rapier. Why? Why not just use a gun?
  • Oh look, it’s Purple Blazer, causing trouble for all mankind.
    • Why are all of these people speaking Japanese? This makes no sense.
  • GASP. SUZAKU LOST HIS SUNGLASSES.
    • THOSE WERE OAKLEYS, YOU SICK BASTARD.
  • Purple Blazer gets his ass kicked. Yay.
    • But he’s right. Suzaku is a traitor in every way, shape, and form.
  • Wait. C.C.’s entire outfit is a one-piece?
    • That’s so fucking stupid I can’t even wrap my head around it.
  • Lelouch’s Geass range is “270 meters.” That’s almost 900 feet, or well over two football fields long.
    • But it still requires “eye contact.”
      • Which isn’t a meaningful concept past a certain distance anyway. Does looking in their general direction count?
        • “It also appears that the subject has no memory of events before, during, or after the power is used.”
          • Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
            • Yes, they do. Geass doesn’t just wipe away their entire life’s memory. Obviously it only blanks out a very limited amount of short-term memory, the limits of which will never be clearly delineated for the convenience of the plot.
    • It also damages the subject’s cerebrum. Wow. What a great and useful power.
  • “My opponent is an empire which controls 1/3 of the entire world. There’s no such thing as being too careful.”
    • Except for the veritable constellation of incredibly reckless and stupid things I’ve done that have put my plan into serious jeopardy already.
  • C.C. rightfully points out that Lelouch’s plan is retarded.
  • Oh God. Here comes the philosophizing.
    • “Is it bad to be weak?” -Suzaku Kururugi
      • No, not inherently, but it does kinda suck.
  • MSGT is intent on breaking the cycle of hatred by fighting under the banner of a malicious, bloodthirsty, racist, expansionist, genocidal imperial power.
    • Ra ra, Suzaku.
      • And now he wants to create a world without war. See above.
  • Lelouch essentially states that the only way to win is by winning, regardless of who the victor is.
    • Ra ra, Lelouch.
  • MSGT doesn’t want his father’s death to be in vain, so he’ll fight under the banner of the malicious, bloodthirsty, racist, expansionist, genocidal imperial power that conquered his father’s country.
    • Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.
  • Jeremiah Gottwald was ambushed like an idiot. One wonders how he managed to become a “margrave” in the first place.
  • How will brutally killing Jeremiah Gottwald in cold blood wipe away your disgrace? That’s a very Japanese way of thinking, Mr. Britannimerican.
    • Very Japanese, indeed.
      • Hey, is this show being written by Japanese people?
  • “This is how we deal with the traitors among us!” -Lord Kewell
    • The Holy Britannia(n) Empire could not have conquered a nursery rhyme book, let alone a developed country, with this level of incompetence.
  • How did MSGT and Euphemia not notice the giant APC following them in around in broad daylight this whole time?
  • Lloyd is such a lovable asshole. He’s about the only likable character on this show.
  • It’s really convenient how MSGT not only presumes they brought the Lancelot with them in this random APC for some reason, but that he turns out to be right.
    • It’s almost like this was all planned out ahead of time.
      • Like with a script. Or something.
  • MSGT is going to jump headlong into a combat situation that he knows absolutely nothing about, regardless of any innocent bystanders that might be bystanding about.
  • Now we have to wonder why Jeremiah Gottwald isn’t dead yet. How long does it take four Knightmares to destroy one? They keel over from the slightest gust of wind whenever its convenient, but now Jeremiah Gottwald’s Sutherland is suddenly more resilient than carbon-nanofiber steel.
    • Consistency has now joined Logic and the Laws of Physics in the corner. They’re breaking out a karaoke machine.
  • “Don’t worry, Jeremiah. We’ll say you died in battle.” -Lord Kewell
    • Do you honestly think anyone will buy the excuse that Jeremiah Gottwald happened to die in a battle that nobody else participated in?
  • Why isn’t Jeremiah dead yet? WHY? HOW DO YOU SUCK SO BAD?
    • And what the fuck does this little spat have to do with the imperial family?
      • WHY DO NONE OF THESE CHARACTERS HAVE BRAINS?
  • Um. Question. What channel are all these morons broadcasting their comms on? Is it a public one? Because Suzaku just joined in without knowing what frequency they were on.
    • Has anyone at Sunrise ever thought about the logistics of how people piloting giant robots manage to so clearly communicate with each other, even across franchises?
      • No.
  • Yes, thank you for announcing the obvious to us, Jeremiah Gottwald. You’re useful.
    • Legolas wants to date you.
  • I wonder how this incident will be recorded in Britannia’s military records. It’ll probably be hilarious.
  • MSGT babbles on about the battle being “meaningless” when he has no idea what’s going on.
    • Remember. These guys are trying to kill Jeremiah Gottwald, the person who was gleefully trying to execute MSGT literally yesterday.
      • This show is so badly constructed that I can use the word “literally” correctly in every circumstance.
  • What does “MVS” mean? Is it some Engrish monstrosity? I want to know. It is very important.
  • Jeremiah Gottwald rightfully doesn’t understand why MSGT is saving him.
  • Kewell, if you couldn’t kill Jeremiah after ten minutes of dialog, you sure as fuck can’t kill him now.
    • Also, great timing, Villetta. You might have radioed Jeremiah two minutes after you figured out what was going on and just prevented this whole situation from happening.
      • But seriously, Jeremiah’s glad you’re here.
  • Holy shit, Kewell just throws this horrific weapon of mass shrapnel at them without thinking about it.
    • It’s a good thing MSGT’s magical shields are invincible and protect Euphemia’s body from the ten zillion pieces of shrapnel flying at her from every angle.
  • No. Seriously. How did Euphemia just survive that without a scratch?
    • The same way she fell from a four story window without breaking anything.
      • The Laws of Physics just hammed that note hard. They’re singing “Hallelujah.”
  • So, Kewell. How are you going to whitewash almost killing the Third Princess of Britannia?
  • Everyone is surprised at the Third Princess of Britannia being among them, probably because they don’t know how to keep track of their own royal family members.
    • Hmm, Kewell, maybe you were right. These people do need saving.
  • Oh, sure, Lloyd. Euphemia isn’t well-known because she’s a student and has never been seen in public before.
    • Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
  • Why does Euphemia have the gall to compare MSGT’s father to a genocidal bastard like Clovis?
    • That’s a paddling, Euphemia.
  • There’s Cornelia, finally. Not that anyone really cares.
    • Also, why does she call Cornelia “Onee-sama”?
      • Here we go again.
  • That’s a fucking stupid outfit, Cornelia. You have no peripheral vision whatsoever.
  • Sigh. MSGT gets enrolled at the Palace of the Ashfords?
    • Why? Because there is a God, and He knows no love.

 

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