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Lelouch vi Britannia: Anime Character

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December 5, 1999


17 (in the first season)


178cm (5’ 10’’)

Lelouch vi Britannia is the foremost protagonist in Code Geass. He is the main character in the Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 series as well as a supporting character in side stories like Code Geass: OZ the Reflection and Code Geass: Lancelot and Guren.

He is the 11th Prince of Holy Britannian Empire, son of Charles Zi Britannia, 98th emperor of Holy Britannian Empire, and Marianne Vi Britannia, 98th empress of Holy Britannian Empire. Lelouch was banished to Japan after the death of his mother and her sister became paralyzed.

Due to what happened, he was angry at his father for letting the accident happened to the point that he renounced his candidacy to the throne as well as his title. He was then held as a political hostage in Japan because of the conflict of ownership of Sakuradite mines between Japan and Britannia, he used the alias Lelouch Lamperouge.

Lelouch formed a group named The Order of the Black Knights, a group of vigilante rebels who fights the Holy Britannian Empire. He used Zero as his pseudo name. He was also known as one who can use Geass.

His eyes have Geass which can control other people’s minds. It affects their reasoning, decision making, and other things, Lelouch often uses his Geass to control people or when he wants them to be his ally.

What Does the Word Lelouch Mean?

The word Lelouch routes its origin to Japanese and it means “Lantern”. According to another piece of information, the word Lelouch is a French word that means “Shady Red Lamp”. It means the name Lelouch represents the light of glowing lamps.

The use of “vi” is to mask the Italian word “di”. It was previously used in the middle Ages to show someone’s hometown or to show someone from somewhere. And as we know Lelouch is from Britannia, which makes the real sense of the name. However, it is also pronounced as Lelouch Di Britannia instead of Vi.

Why He is the Most Loved Character?

Lelouch vi Britannia is an attractive young man with violet eyes and black hair, which he inbred from his mother. He is slightly skinny and has little muscle on him. And he is one of the most adored characters in the show.

He has a thin body and has a thin face with a pointed chin. Despite this, Lelouch is noticeably tall, upended no less than a head higher than Kallen. But he is a tad slightly than Suzaku. His thin appearance and sleek body made him attractive and loved the character of the series.

But not only his appearance made fans love him, but his character is also multifaceted. A man with many things to hide which made him look like a mysterious person, aside from that he is very intelligent, a true tactician who outwits his opponents.

He was chosen as the Best Male Character for three consecutive years during 2006-2008m at Animage Magazine’s Annual Anime Grand Prix. Even his voice actor Jun Fukuyama won awards for his portrayal of Lelouch.

Lelouch’s Character Outline

Lelouch vi Britannia was born on December 5, 1999. He was the son of the Emperor of Britannia, Charles vi Britannia. And the son of the late Imperial Consort Marianne these relations made him Lelouch the Eleventh Prince of the Holy Britannian Empire.

Before his mother’s murder and his sister’s paralyzing in the same incident, he was in step to be the seventeenth successor to the sovereignty. A ten-year-old Lelouch antagonized the Emperor later and he suspects him of parting his mother unprotected. Even going as far as relinquishing his prerogative to the power.

In his response, Lelouch’s father evacuated him to Japan, and there he was cast off as a political inmate in the Sakuradite battle.

Is Lelouch Good or Bad?

Lelouch is that character that you could call a “Rogue”. Lelouch deficiencies the potentials that would principally make him an honorable “heroic” character. And as scruples and ethics say, he was not standing in the class of heroes.

In datum, Lelouch is often well-thought-out further of a villain by several people from the anime communal.

Why Lelouch Killed Himself?

Lelouch vi Britannia might just be booming it around as a remembrance of Nunnally because he wouldn’t be able to see her forever again. At the culmination of the series, Lelouch forfeited himself and fetched concord to the world but by becoming extinct eternally.

He would have never remained able to accomplish the promise he made with her love. He directed all the hate to him after being the emperor of the Holy Brittanian Empire and thought his death would bring peace.

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