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Summary:

Facing Lelouch with her eyes open, Nunnally notes that it’s been eight years since she’s seen his face, and she calls it the face of a murderer. However, she thinks that she has the same look as him because she’s been the one firing the FLEIJA warheads, and she’s determined to stop him and refuses to hand over the key to the Damocles even if he uses Geass. Nunnally thinks that he is unfit to obtain the world and accuses him of trampling on people’s hearts, so Lelouch questions if she would have preferred to live a life of always having to hide in fear of assassination. He explains that he was doing it for the sake of her future, but Nunnally retorts that she never asked him for that and claims that she’d have been fine with just living with him. Lelouch counters by noting that reality is ruled by various people and that it’s necessary for them to fight.

Regardless, Nunnally considers the Geass power that distorts people’s hearts and tramples on their dignity to be despicable, and when Lelouch points out that the Damocles is the same in how it subjugates people, she surprises him by revealing that the Damocles is to become a symbol of hatred. For the sake of everyone being able to welcome the future, she intends for all of the hatred to be collected there. Realizing Nunnally’s goal, Lelouch decides to use his Geass power on her to force her to hand over the key. She tries to resist, but she soon falls victim to it. Kneeling down in front of her, Lelouch compliments her on how she’s living and acting on her own accord, and he tells her that he loves her as he takes the key. The Geass effect disappears soon after, and when Nunnally realizes what her brother did, she tries to chase after him, but she falls out of her chair and can only curse his name as he walks away.

Meanwhile, in the battle outside, Jeremiah’s Sutherland Sieg gets destroyed by Anya’s Mordred, but he uses the Sutherland unit to grab onto the Mordred and blow itself up. This damages the Mordred’s cockpit, allowing Jeremiah to jump onto it and peer inside at Anya. He wants her to remember his name – the name of the man who defeated her – but Anya knows that memories don’t mean anything for her. Hearing this leads to Jeremiah opening his Geass Canceler eye. Nearby, Kallen and Suzaku’s battle has gotten to the point where the Guren can’t use its radiation surge anymore and the Lancelot is out of shield energy. The two are forced to fight each other in close-quarters combat, and the battle ends only after Suzaku disables the Guren at the same moment that Kallen plunges the Guren’s arm into the Lancelot’s torso. The result is Kallen losing consciousness and Gino saving her while the Lancelot explodes.

In the ocean below, C.C. gets picked up by Kaguya and observes that Kaguya, despite only recently learning of Lelouch’s real face, understood a part of his true nature. Their conversation is interrupted by the detonation of another FLEIJA warhead in the skies above, but this time, it’s Lelouch who fired it. Declaring that Schneizel has surrendered to him and that the Damocles and the FLEIJA warheads are now his, Lelouch threatens everyone with FLEIJA’s power and forces them to obey him. Everything goes according to plan – despite Suzaku now being dead – with Lelouch succeeding in unifying the world, and two months later, he’s in Japan riding in a parade towards the executions of all who opposed him, including the Black Knight leaders and Schneizel. The common people are discontent with his tyrannical rule though, and Cornelia and Villetta are part of a resistance who are planning a strike. Before they can act, a man dressed as Zero suddenly appears in front of the parade, charges through all the guards, and goes straight for Lelouch.

Despite acting surprised, Lelouch smiles because he knows that this Zero is Suzaku in disguise. Some time ago, he had agreed to let Suzaku kill him once he got all of the world’s hate onto himself. The goal was an end to the chain of hatred. He had handed Zero’s mask to Suzaku because the identity of Zero was perfect for this due to the legend of Zero with the Black Knights and due to Schneizel serving Zero. Lelouch believed that this would allow the world to come together through talks rather than military might, and they could face the future. This was the Zero Requiem. Back then, the two had talked about how they knew that people hope for the future, and Lelouch commented on how wishes are similar to Geass in that both are requesting from someone else something that you can’t accomplish with your own power. He had also thought that Suzaku would become a hero by doing this because he’d be saving everyone from the enemy of the world.

As Suzaku now thrusts his sword into Lelouch, he can’t help but shed some tears. Slumping down, Lelouch quietly notes that the punishment for Suzaku is that he’ll be unable to live as himself anymore. He now has to wear that mask as an ally of justice and has to sacrifice his own happiness for world. Suzaku accepts this and pulls the sword out of Lelouch, allowing Lelouch to tumble down the platform towards where Nunnally is chained up. Touching his hand causes Nunnally to get a vision of the truth behind all this, and when she realizes what her brother is doing, she starts crying and declares that she loves him. Losing blood rapidly, Lelouch sees his life flash before his eyes, and his final words are about destroying and creating the world. Shortly after Lelouch closes his eyes, Cornelia appears with her men to declare him dead, and she gets all the prisoners freed. By now, Toudou has figured out who the masked person is, but Kallen insists that it’s just Zero, and the entire crowd starts cheering Zero’s name.

In the aftermath, everyone pursues his or her own path: Milly continues to be a TV reporter, Ougi is an important government official who meets with Zero and Nunnally, Villetta has married Ougi and is quite far along in her pregnancy, and Anya and Jeremiah are working as orange pickers. The matter of the Damocles is even settled by sending it towards the sun. Kallen returns to a normal life at Ashford Academy, and as if talking to Lelouch, she explains how much better the world has become. All the energy put into war is now being applied to hunger and poverty, and hatred was pushed onto Lelouch. Kallen surmises that it’s easier for people to understand a person with a name rather than a system called Damocles, and for that same reason she thinks that everyone is able to move forward without getting caught in the past. She acknowledges that there are still problems, but even so, she’s hopeful.

Meanwhile, in the countryside somewhere, C.C. is riding on a hay cart with her belongings. As she stares up at the sky, she notes that the power of the kings known as Geass makes people lonely, but – addressing Lelouch – she remarks that that wasn’t quite true.

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My immediate reaction to this episode was something like disbelief or consternation because of how suddenly things ended. I probably shouldn’t be surprised though that the epilogue felt rushed, and it certainly didn’t help that they chose to use that ALI PROJECT song that I’m not a big fan of to close it all out instead of something better like Colors or Mosaic Kakera. Of course, I said “immediate reaction” because the more I thought about what happened, the more positive I felt about the conclusion. If you’ve been paying attention in the series and didn’t get lost in all of the complexities and plot twists (which even I acknowledge was a little overboard in R2), then you can build a case about Lelouch still being alive based on the Code he might have received. C.C. thus might have been talking directly with Lelouch at the end there instead of her talking with the dead or whatever. Taking that one step further, you could say that Lelouch would now be R.R., aka. R2, the title of the series.

On the other hand, Lelouch might just be dead – that’s the beauty of having a semi-open-ended finale. The ambiguity allows you to interpret what happened however you want. Incidentally, since I’ve spent all this time talking about Lelouch, I should mention that – given all he did – I thought that the burden of having to be Zero forever was a suitable fate for Suzaku. I also thought they did a good job with Lelouch’s death – it was a sad scene, much of it due to the Hitomi song Continued Story playing in the background. But anyway, my point is that for a series that looked at some points like it was going to end in a horrible jumbled mess, this turned out to be a fairly good way to conclude things. How much closure you get out of it depends on how you interpret Lelouch’s fate. And ultimately we’ll never know for sure if he’s alive or dead unless Sunrise makes another sequel with him in it – and I hope that they never do.

Final Thoughts: I think it’s fair to say that R2 is a strong series, but maybe not quite as good as the original. It felt like they were going one direction in the first series and then switched to a completely different direction for the sequel, and the latter just never matched up. But despite the ups and the downs, I still think of CODE GEASS as a really good show – it has some great characters, plenty of excitement and plot twists, and if nothing else, it’s been entertaining the entire way through. That’s more than I can say for a lot of shows. In any case, it’s a little sad to think that a series I’ve been following for so long is finally over, but fortunately the premiere of Gundam 00′s second series next weekend should bring something new to enjoy.

September 28, 2008 at 5:12 am
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  • June 7, 2009 at 4:12 pmThe Saminator

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  • June 8, 2009 at 11:33 pmS’task

    It seemed to me that the driver of the hay cart C.C. was riding on WAS Lelouch. The way she leaned back and spoke to him would have fad her looking forward on the cart, toward the driver. He faked his death.

  • June 9, 2009 at 2:18 amflappy

    commenting…..

  • June 15, 2009 at 2:12 pmMax

    Whether Lelouch is the cartdriver in the last scene, or not, makes no difference. As far as I can tell, this version of Code Geass is over. The second season was such a disappointment, as far as the pace of the last 12 episodes. It went by too fast. It’s quite apparent that there were a lot of problems with producing the second season than what was told. To me, a lot of scenes were recycled ideas from season one. The first half of the second season was practically a repeat of the first season with the Ashford reintroductions. A lot of build up with certain characters in season one was absent in season two, like Cecil growing interest in Suzaku as a potential love interest, as well as Milly’s character development in her background and her relationship with Lelouch.

    I certainly would love to see them do an alternate universe version of Code Geass that was based on the initial three episodes for the second season before the timeslot change that forced them to drop their plans to ease the new audience. I don’t think that the producers liked the second season very much. They knew the problems. But there was nothing that they could have done about it. The timeslot change to the Sunday 5PM audience was simply to get them ready for Gundam 00, and nothing else.

  • June 16, 2009 at 8:14 pmXEMNAS 1

    Lelouch lived as revolutionarie and died a hero in ther end. He mange to change the world. I going to miss Lelouch alot, he was cool.

  • June 22, 2009 at 1:05 amEuphie

    I hate the ending actually…! It’s not Lelouch’s fault after all… Why he should deserve that kind of ending, I mean he don’t have to do that… The character that I hate most is suzaku… because as a friend, he failed to do so… You are truly great Lelouch!!!

  • June 24, 2009 at 11:24 pmHoranax

    I have to say this cause I see a lot of people who agree with me that Lelouch is alive and driving the cab but no real reasoning, at least out of the posts I have read.

    First of all I believe he is alive because I believe that he has taken on the role of an immortal from CC. The reasons for this I will state later first I am going to state why I say this is possible for those that have forgotten. Lelouch’s father the Emperor of Britania took by desire the power of immortality from VV, upon doing so he seemingly lost the power of Geass but gained immortality. This is consistant with when CC gained the power immortality she lost her Geass of forced love. Lelouch had already reached a state of completed Geass where both eyes became active when he used his Geass to convince the subconcious of humanity to refuse his father’s plan. This so far just means that there is the possibility not proof that Lelouch is an immortal.

    My reasoning for him being an immortal is that I believe he did two things while dying that are only possible by the immortals who control Geass. The first were his parting words to Suzaku. I believe that they can be taken two ways, parting words to a friend who had to kill his own friend. Or how I believe they were given as terms of a contract, I believe that they were the formation of a contract between Lelouch and Suzaku where Lelouch gave him a Geass. The second event during his death was when Nunnaly touched his hand. She sees images of Lelouch and Suzaku planning this end to war. This could be the producers trying to remind the viewer what has happened in the past but any viewer that didn’t remember what he was doing is blind anyway. I believe this was use of the power that CC had where she could through touch view or allow to be viewed the memories of those in contact, similar to the event in the early part of the series when she stalled Suzaku then Lelouch touched her and saw her memories.

    This isn’t an open and shut case but I choose to believe based on that information that Lelouch is alive and well. Doesn’t mean that I wish to see them continue it cause the series had a good ending, but just my views on his condition at the end.

  • June 27, 2009 at 9:53 amRay

    I personally think Lulu is alive in some way, I mean, if you look at the crane in the final shot, its standing. There was heavy symbolism with the crane throughout the anime, like when Villeta shoots Ohgi and it falls over in the first series.

    If Lulu were actually dead, then the crane would be on its side. I think when she tilts her head she’s talking to the crane, not the driver however.

    So he isn’t necessarily alive in C.C.’s immediate world, but, you know, she can talk to him so he is somewhere, whether it be in the afterlife or reality or whatever.

  • June 28, 2009 at 4:55 amDimeric

    Think back to when Charles was taken by the world of C. he was no longer immortal, V.V.’s code was given or taken by LuLu that made him immortal.

    LuLu basically became V.V.’s replacement, now LuLu is exactly like C.C. He even said during the show that he would become immortal to stay with C2.

    The paper crane is the thousandth crane, the crane of wishing told from the very start of the show.

    This ending was perfect LuLu is with C.C. for a long long time. I have no doubt he was the driver of the cart.

    Kallen’s mother being happy and off refrain was great, Kallen knew the truth of it all and keep it to herself and lied for the benefit of world peace, how very strong of her.

    Orange and Anya growing Oranges, was a nice touch. I still find it funny that he was called orange by zero and really it meant nothing, but it turned into a belief about him that never happened and stuck with him all the way to the end.

    It was great to see Nunnaly understand what her brother was finally trying to accomplish and that he truly did care for her and that he truly did want to make a peaceful world for her.

    The only thing I’m thinking of now, is how can Suzaku remain hidden under the mask. The only one who would have questions about it would be Kallen. Also, if Shenizel finds out that Suzaku is under the Zero mask he no longer listen to him and defiantly start a rebellion again.

    I see a small window for a 3rd season even if it is unlikely. All and all I enjoyed this series and its end. Considering it could have ended with everything blowing up and everyone dying, show over. This was much better then most of the options they had.

  • July 12, 2009 at 10:05 amgoo

    well can always hope for an animated version of suzaku of the counterattack or nightmare of nunnally

  • July 20, 2009 at 3:23 pmZomg

    Lelouch is driving the wagon… C.C. wasnt praying for nothing you bunch of stupids.

  • July 27, 2009 at 2:33 amZoness

    I had a dub of the show but the subtitle track didn’t actually translate the japanese text in the english version of the show. Can someone please post a translation of it? Thanks.

    If its already out there, sorry tl;dr comments

  • July 27, 2009 at 11:32 pmZap

    I am content with him having died there, and that being that. It is a beautiful ending to a lovely and epic series. After all, Lelouch is a great character, but then again he is also questionably a bad guy. This ending solves both things. Poor Kallen…

    I love the mystery of this ending too though, and half of me does still want Lelouch very much alive, so much so I’ve spent time just letting my imagination be wild. for instance, taking his mothers eye from her preserved body and replacing one of his own, and just before dying he hides in Nunnally, which explains her vision, just like his mother did with Anya, and C.2. can talk to him just like she was able to talk to his mom. If he ever comes back through the world of C like his mom almost did, he’d have to see into peoples hearts before he could give them an order with his geass, thus he struggles. If only… *ahem*

  • July 28, 2009 at 1:49 amGizzy Motto

    okay.. im not reading all of the comments because 76 pages is quite ridiculous, however i will offer my opinions on what i have read so far..
    okay, firstly, Lelouch would never be with the Prez (Milly) because the only reason she had for asking for his hat in the cupid’s day graduation event was to cause all of the students to turn against each other so that Shirley could find time to meet up with him and work things out. She even says that at the end of that episode.
    Also, with the whole “if Lulu took C.C.’s Code (immortality) then she would die”.. that is not true. the only reason that the nun died right away was because C.C. killed her. The only reason V.V. died right away was because he was badly injured in battle. Plus he might not have even gotten the power from C.C. (he might have decided to while they were in C.’s world though..) but from the way that his father died, he may have received the Code then. And i think that there is also a chance that the Code is activated by death.. like Charles shot himself before his Code “tatoos” appeared.
    And what i find great about orange boy working in an orange field is that earlier he had said that orange referred to his loyalty. i think that this ending shows that he never stopped believing in Lelouch, even when he started acting evil..
    Also Lelouch may be the driver, but when i first saw the episode, i thought that C.C. was communicating with Lelouch in the way that she did with Mariam and V.V. previously (and if not, she is talking to the dead as some people do when someone they loved dies..)
    hmmm i dont know what else im forgeting to put in here, but i would also like to add this.. theories on the title. firstly i’d like to say that i believed from the begining that C.C. was telling the show as a story, which may just be a chapter of her story she is telling.
    Code is the power of immortality. so the show could be the immortal Geass, the legacy that lives on. or as lelouch says in the last episode, a geass is like a wish. so it could be the everlasting wish, which could refer to the wish that was granted for all of the people with Lelouch’s death.. or Lelouch implied that everyones wish was for happiness. so the meaning of the title could be the everlasting wish for happiness and it being fulfilled.
    also i dont speak japanese… but what is their word for happiness? is there anyways it could be C.C.’s name?
    oh also i do like the theory of Lelouch becoming R.R. (like in the title) but i dont get how you get those initials lol :D

  • July 31, 2009 at 2:43 pmTejasmed

    I can only imagine the guys at Sunrise hooting at some of the theories presented here. The sad thing is they have to lock up their writers at night, and make them sign blood oaths to never revel their true creative reasons.
    Personally, as a much older Anime fan, I enjoyed the fast paced story line and all the weird convolutions to the plot. So far I have only read about R2, having only to be able to rent the first 2 of the series from NetFlix. Thanks to Random for giving me the heads u on the rest of the series. Looking forward to R2.
    As far as C.C. I wondered about the kiss with LeLou, She mentions they still have a contract, which I did not get in on in the beginning. I think there was a deep hidden love between them. If the Sunrise guys do make the OVA, I hope that C.C. and LeLou go off and live in a neather world like Merlin and his love. That was my happy ending.

  • August 4, 2009 at 4:13 pmJasonE

    What a brilliant ending, leaving us in a state of unknowing thus giving it more meaning or so i believe, i can’t judge if Lelough is dead or not and i never want it to be said due to it would give no meaning to this ending, turning himself into the figure of all that is unjust so when the mask that gives them hope (zero) executes him the world will finally change making the ultimate sacrifice for everyone.

    Lelough is a brilliant character and i would usually after watching such a story end up reading other peoples version of events or some fanfiction that depicts the after effects but this time i will not as i thought it was the perfect way to end things.

    Sunrise did good with this anime and i just wish there were alot more like this.

  • August 6, 2009 at 3:40 pmbrianleung8912

    Despite being a good ending, still don’t think it is fair on Lelouch, Suzaku and Nunally, especially Nunally. Lelouch doesn’t deserve to take up all the hate of the whole world even if he is “sinned” for using Geass. Suzaku, I never considered him to be “sinned” in the first place, killing his own father to stop a war, not many people can do that, too self-loathing, therefore IMO mask of Zero is too much burden for someone who did nothing wrong. Nunally, although her somehow realise what Lelouch was doing was for the good of the world, I myself would be more statisfy if she had not found out, and will live a sad life because she found out.

    I would love an ending, where Lelouch end up with Shirley or Karen or C.C. While Nina being the symbol of hate and live a miserable life or get stone to death. I would be very statisfied indeed, but if that’s what I want, this anime isn’t suitable for me. Thus, having said it was a good ending, I was not a happy bunny after I watched this.

    Whether Lelouch is dead or not, if I decide not to fantasize about my own version of ending and stick to the infomation they provide us to evaluate. I would want Lelouch to be dead, as there would not be any meaning in Zero Requiem if in the end Lelouch did not repent the “sins” he commited. Thus Lelouch death is a very important element which made this a “good” ending.

  • August 11, 2009 at 12:01 amMax

    I have an opinion as to why Sunrise might have changed the timeslot for Code Geass R2. It has more to do with the fact that Sunrise wasn’t able to keep the original Satuday evening timeslot for Gundam 00. The Sunday 5PM timeslot was the only available timeslot for it. However, it was available as a one year commitment. This means that Sunrise wouldn’t have to delay the release the Gundam 00 the second season for the Fall schedule. As a consequence, Sunrise needed another anime to take over the Spring 5PM timeslot in order to gurantee Gundam 00 Fall timeslot. Since there were no other anime that was ready to assume the Spring 5PM timeslot, it was decided that Code Geass R2 would fill this new schedule until Gumdam 00 was ready. This means that changes had to be made in order to fullfill the programing requirements.

    Sunrise is well aware of the success of Code Geass and its fans. They would not have changed its original latenight timeslot unless it had something to do with securing a spot for their Gundam franchise, which they would go out of their way to ensure that it’s boardcast on time without delay. Code Geass became an unfortunate victim of the Gundam political machine. Especially if it is a very successful Gundam series. Had Gundam retained its Satuday night timeslot, there would not have been a need to change Code Geass latenight timeslot. Besides, a 5PM evening timeslot on a Sunday doesn’t attract a very large audience as opposed to 8PM to 9PM evening programing timeslot.

    This is why I believe that there might be a new Code Geass that takes place after Stage 25 of Season 1. We might as well see how the original plans for that version, even if it still leads up to the Zero Requiem.

    There were other users of the Geass in the past. But none of them took their power to the extreme like Lelouch did. Most of them would have worked in secret, like Emperior Charles and Marianne. What I would like to know is how C.C. came to know Marianne and why she gave her a Geass power.

    Even if the Black Knights turned on Lelouch, its likely that there might have been an understanding between them. If any of the Black Knights had a Geass power, like Lelouch, it would corrupt them. It wasn’t the Geass that privided the victories for the Black Knights. It was Lelouch’s intellect because without it, the Black Knights was doomed to fail.

    If the production staff wanted to expand on Lelouch’s storyline, they would do so. There isn’t a lack of stories that they could produce about Lelouch and the other characters. Tanigushi knows this for a fact. Nothing is ever set in stone, when it comes to the storyline. Sunrise has a potential hit on their hands with Code Geass/Lelouch. The fact that people still talk about this series is proof that. As a result, Sunrise might allow Tanigushi to resume the production of his original plans for Code Geass R2 and beyond.

  • August 13, 2009 at 2:57 pmDienysis

    Lelouch is the driver: http://i34.tinypic.com/rr1bpx.jpg
    His Geass evolved and also remember C.C. was praying in the last episode?
    So he’s immortal now I guess

  • August 23, 2009 at 12:22 amkallen

    lelouch didnt die he lived because he gained immortality from the time his father and mother were dying and when his father was dying he was holding onto lelouch and that is how lelouch gained immortality you also see proof that hes still alive in the ending credits.

  • August 23, 2009 at 4:32 pmXrtear

    0_0 I think Lelouch really is alive…. It’s because if you look closely at Dlemysis’s link you can see that the driver has a hair style close to that of Lelouch’s and his outfit looks a bit like what he wore before he died too.

  • September 4, 2009 at 6:01 amIcz Sama

    All Hail Lelouch!

  • September 7, 2009 at 1:55 amDanson

    I thought c.c was to protect lelouch ? Wasn’t he supposed to be the hero?FFFFFFFFuUUUUUcCCCCCCKKKKKKK!

  • September 10, 2009 at 1:05 pmnigger

    prety sic nding yo

  • September 17, 2009 at 2:14 amMax

    Consider the fact that in Code Geass R2, Lelouch portrays himself as a liar. Since he is the main character in the story, everything that he says in the second season is a lie. Does that implies that the creators were trying to hint that the entire season of Code Geass R2 was a “LIE” that never really happened, in contrast to season one? All the changes that was made to the second season resulted in the creation of an altered storyline that never took place in the intended format before it was scrapped.

    So a purist who loved the First Season of Code Geass could refuse to accept Code Geass R2 because it follows a different path from that of the original storyline. And Lelouch dies to create a world that was based on a lie by making the world believe that he was as evil as Satan himself.

    The one death I never understood was Dietard’s. What reason there was for killing him the way that they did? Good outcome or bad outcome, the Zero Requiem could have been the biggest story of his career because of the inside information that he had gathered on the Black Knights. As well as knowing at the Zero who had killed Lelouch was Suzaku. Dietard’s death was uncalled for because he never posed a threat to anyone.

  • September 17, 2009 at 2:41 pmBeowulf97

    This waz a freakin’ AMAZING ending…SHOCKING but AMAZING.
    ALL HAIL LELOUCH!!!!!

  • October 6, 2009 at 11:51 pmSamSmitty

    Lelouch is still alive. He has Charles’ Code which he received when the man choked him. The Code activates first when you die, which happened. Charles code got activate when he shot himself the first time, same with C.C. when she was killed by the nun. And before you say can’t have Code and a Geass at the same time, the Code wasn’t the one C.C. had, meaning that Lelouch was the first one to achieve Code Geass. Lelouch’s code also activates when Suzaku stabbed him. Nunnally even gets ‘memory watch’ when she touched Lelouch. It was the similar effects when Lelouch touched C.C.’s body back in the cave episode. This pretty much tells us that he really has the code and it is activating to revive him. He’s now traveling the country-side with C.C., living as immortals.

    That’s the only reason for C.C. to be suddenly so happy again. Also, before you say that C.C. was just talking to the dead like with Marianne, that’s not true. She could only talk to her because of the nature of her Geass which allowed her to implant herself into the “hearts” of others. That’s how she was able to talk with Marianne. Lelouch’s Geass was entirely different, meaning that she could only have spoken to him if he was there.

    The man driving the cart at the end is Lelouch. You can tell by the way C.C. tilts her head back a bit and in the tone that she is using that she is talking to that person, who she calls Lelouch. They don’t show you his face because they want to make you speculate about it, but he is alive — all the proof you need is given to you.

  • October 6, 2009 at 11:52 pmSamSmitty

    Ohh btw… Show Spoiler ▼

  • October 8, 2009 at 7:51 am4rc

    I also think Lelouch is alive. Why else is CC happy again. I thought she wanted to die, but apparently not now. Why? The reason is because she’s not alone anymore. She has Lelouch with her

  • October 8, 2009 at 7:59 am4rc

    Also, What was CC true wish? CC wish was “to be loved”. She only thought it was her wish to die, because of the nun. Notice V2 had a different wish as well, not to die. So its not a rule that all Coders eventually want to die. CC just never experienced true loved or spoken kindly to before, except thru her Geass power. Remember the cave episode. She was touched when she was thanked and her real name called out.

    Lelouch gave C2 the love she wish for. Thats how I draw the conclusion

  • October 9, 2009 at 11:45 pmAstray71

    I read that the director wants the viewers to make their own ending. Either way, I think the ending was awesome and actually very touching when I first saw it in Japanese (I recommend watching the last episode/part in Japanese). The thing with me and awesome anime is that i never want them to end. Even if they suck, I’d still watch it :D

  • October 12, 2009 at 5:30 amflappy

    Did any1 forgot that there is still 1 more knight of rounds and seems to be the only 1 a certain princess fears? *sigh* wonder if they can develope it and give this series another go for the ending :). Wow ppl (including me) still comments on this after so long. LONG LIVE GEASS

  • October 12, 2009 at 6:18 amDearka Elsman

    it has been more than 1 year since code geass ended…..n i could still rmb how much tears i shed when lelouch died….i really hope sunrise could make a sequel, even an OVA will do, it doesn’t have to be 3rd season

  • October 14, 2009 at 5:30 amSky_Blue_Master

    Why is it that they make it seem as if there would be another season at the end? What are they implementing?
    It was an okay series to sum it all up.

  • October 21, 2009 at 3:36 amAlec

    If They were to make an OVA it would make code geass lose its steam…

    endings that leave a deep impressions are the best…whether you hate it or not….

  • October 25, 2009 at 8:45 amDearka Elsman

    it has almost been 1 year n 1 mth since code geass ended n i could still rmb how much tears i have shed for this last episode on 29 september 2008….this is the best anime i have ever seen

  • October 25, 2009 at 11:25 amoneg

    Wow, after a year, and this thread is still alive? nice. I’m currently in Japan right now and I just recently bought a kallen stadfield and C.C. anime figure. :D

  • November 9, 2009 at 12:50 amlolwut

    good stufff

  • November 13, 2009 at 11:38 amRoyce

    This is just my personal view and it is probably been mentioned before here but I did not have time to read through all the comments before me.

    Personally I believe that LuLu is alive with C.C. We all know that C.C.’s wish was to trasnfer her code to someone with a geass which is powerful enough to take it so she can die. However when Charles was going to take her code, she suddenly decided not to when LuLu interferred. In the last few episodes, LuLu also said something about knowing C.C. real wish. I believe that her wish is not really to die, but to end her loneliness, or rather to be loved, which was really her first desire before she obtained the code. I think this is why she did not let Charles kill her as deep down she yearns for LuLu’s love.

    That being said, my take on the events was that just before LuLu killed Charles, his geass manifested (he had the symbol on both eyes like Charles) and he stole Charles’s code then. We know that codes can be stolen as Charles just stole his code from V.V. Therefore when Suzaku killed LuLu, he is actually activating LuLu’s code which makes him immortal (since it is understood that you have to die for the code to be activated). Also as a final referrence, at the end when C.C. was on lying on the cart and said “The power of kings, known as Geass, brings one solitude. Not quite accurate though is it? Right?, Lelouch”. And then she smiles. Personally I believe she is talking to LuLu and that they both have the codes and will keep each other company for eternity.

  • November 18, 2009 at 9:58 pmIndolence

    notice how the person driving the cart has their face covered in such a way, coupled with what CC says at the very end

    even if lelou is not intended to be alive, the ending is intentionally very suggestive

  • November 23, 2009 at 1:27 amAnimefreak

    My heart going to burst out.Im gonna find tat director.*Cry* Lelouch! I LUV YA!!!!!

  • November 23, 2009 at 1:34 amAnimefreak

    Wtf!iF Lelouch die im gonna die too*Cry*

  • December 7, 2009 at 11:12 pmjhohn

    okay if you watched the jap dvd’s of code geass r2 it shows you at the end after C.C says right leluche it shows you leluche ‘s face when they get a close up of the guy drivin the carriage and once he got the second geass from his pops he became immortal just like C.C thats y he let himself get stabbed by that sword

  • January 15, 2010 at 1:07 amdahh

    it’s so nice !!

  • January 18, 2010 at 11:39 pmMax

    I certainly hope that Sunrise does a remake of Code Geass R2. That’s all I want to see. Without Lelouch, it would suck bigtime.

  • January 20, 2010 at 12:22 amMakaveli

    Code Geass is Genius.

  • January 23, 2010 at 7:01 pmZERO CAME BACK

    IM CONFUSED PEOPLE SAID THAT LELOUCH IS NOT DEAD IS ALIVE!
    ALSO THE MAN THAT IS DRIVIN THE CART IS LELOUCH N R3 IS COMIN ON 2010 OCTOBER… I FOUND IT IN YOUTUBE N GOOGLE BOUT R3!!

  • January 30, 2010 at 8:08 pmAl Dhi

    In a certain way of thinking the audiences’ reactions to R2 only show that the authors did a fantastic job with telling the story. It worked almost too good…
    With all the “Geass is a trainwreck” stuff everyone just started acting like the people in the series Code Geass itself, everyone except a few close friends started hating Geass/Lelouch.
    Without being aware of it we all became a part of this series ourselves – no matter which role we played – and to me this is the unbreakable evidence that CG is one of the most effective stories ever told.

    It may be right that CG is not perfect but this is exactly the point why I think of it as one of the best anime I’ve seen.
    My only hope is that Lelouch is NEVER going to resurrect if they really plan to make a third season. Some kind of spin-off will do… Maybe a prequel telling C.C.’s past or something…

  • February 5, 2010 at 7:52 amAlec

    im pretty sure, alot of people would want confirmation that lelouch is dead and alive, and i bet that most people would want him alive…. The ending is already perfect, enough to make this topic have 1000+ comments… to me, endings that leaves a deep impression are truly one of the best. It’ll truly makes us use our heads forever, just like what Cowboy Bebop did.

    anyways, I dont want to see lelouch’s fate in the nest code geass, but part of me wants the exact opposite. I guess many critics are like that

  • February 20, 2010 at 9:18 amRaze

    I would’ve been happy if at least kallen/karen knew the truth , but she didn’t…..
    Still , though , Code Geass remains in my top 10 faves.

    • March 20, 2011 at 3:09 amFlappy

      I think Kallen knows the truth abt Lelouch’s plan and the person in the ZERO suit. But I dont think that anyone other than Orange, CC, Suzaku, Anya, Nunnally knows the ultimate fate of Lelouch.

  • April 9, 2010 at 8:07 amYukiruchan

    Still, thouogh, Code geass remains my No.1 top fav anime of all time…

  • May 31, 2010 at 9:10 pmSevenT

    @Raze
    Ia agree.
    Would’ve been happy with his death if Kallen/His Friends/Someone aside from Nunnally knew the truth.

  • July 30, 2010 at 12:06 amLelouchForever

    IT WILL FOREVER REMAIN AS THE BEST ANIME IN HISTORY! AND LELOUCH VI BRITANNIA (AKA LELOUCH LAMPEROUGE, ZERO, 99TH EMPEROR, CEO, BLACK PRINCE, ETC.) AS THE BEST MALE ANIME CHARACTER FOREVER!

  • October 11, 2010 at 4:05 pmSilentmanX

    One of the most bollocks ending I have ever seen. Lelouch Dies, Suzaku as Zero, and the guys who commited the biggest bulls**t we’ve seen since the first season lives and gets away with it

  • April 21, 2011 at 8:38 pmKim_Pine

    Season 3 where?

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