Let’s Play! Super Robot Wars Z2 Saisei Hen - Stage 49 – Zero and Lelouch

September 22nd, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Before you start reading, heads up. This might be a long one.

Intermission


Setsuna gets dash, helping him rush that shit down! I give Roger dash, as well, since the Big-O is so slow in most cases, the battle ends before he can even get in.

And my next FUB the Big-O as well. It now only takes 30% damage when blocking, and I slap the +1 movement on him as well.

In the Britannia Imperial Captial, Pendragon….

Relena presents herself to Charles(Which is fine with her, she wants to give him a piece of her mind), thus the meeting between the pacifist and the warmonger begins! As expected Relena is not happy at all with this situation and immediately voices her disgust with how Charles runs Britannia and his warmongering ways and that he should join the rest of the world striving for peace.

Charles doesn’t deny the many things Relena complains about and really he could care less what she thinks on how he runs his country, at least he still has a working one(Burn!). As far as Charles is concerned the world isn’t fair and it’s the fault of the conquered when the conquerors dictate the rules of the world. So Relena needs to wise up to the fact he has no intention of partaking in talks with lesser nations.

Relena isn’t one to give in and says that she is a Peacecraft – Relena Peacecraft. No matter the situation she will not bend her knee and cast aside her ideals of absolute pacifism and she will oppose Charles in her own way if he even thinks of using Nunnally as a hostage/prisoner and if he insists on his warmongering ways. Before things can get too heated Lady Une appears to try and calm Relena down before she says something that may very well get her executed. Relena isn’t through but she knows that her words wouldn’t reach Charles anyway so she allows Lady Une to escort her out.

With her gone Charles finds it hilarious how naive Relena is though he does like her spirit since it reminds him of his dead wife.

Ribbons than appears and questions why Charles allowed such a naive and disobedient girl throw such a fit without putting her in her place. That’s something Ribbons wouldn’t understand, not to mention that killing her would be bad since she’s quite popular. Besides, if all goes according to plan than none of this will even matter. Ribbons agrees with Charles but in his head he has already begun planning on his next step once Charles is dead since as far as Ribbons is concerned Charles doesn’t stand a chance.

Ribbons continues this little facade of his and asks about his little declaration, surely he knows the ramifications for such a thing. Not to mention that the world seems to be turning against Charles. Charles knows and planned for what’s to come and doesn’t care what others think. This gets Ribbons thinking that perhaps ZEXIS will do the work for him by removing Charles from the picture, it would be a very fortunate turn of events should that arrogant fool simply disappeared. Excusing himself Ribbons leaves while Charles goes back to planning the end of the world and the upcoming reunion with Lelouch.

Zero’s room, Ikaruga

Lelouch
(This isn’t good. I have to rescue Nunnally at once!)
Lelouch
(Maybe I could use Cornelia some way.)
Lelouch
(No… The hostage plea would have no effect on him. )
Lelouch
(Perhaps use Jeremiah or Rolo.)
Lelouch
(No, I can’t! And Geass won’t work on him.)
Lelouch
(Should I reveal to the world that Zero is Lelouch?)
Lelouch
(No! If the Black Knights found out their leader were an enemy prince, I’d lose that too. And rescuing Nunnally is useless if there’s no country that will accept us.)
Lelouch
(Damn it! What should I do?)
C.C.
Sounds like you’re in a bit of a pinch, Lelouch.
Lelouch
C.C! How did Charles escape from that space?
C.C.
Beats me.
C.C.
The only thing I know is that his powers are now beyond my comprehension.
Lelouch
C.C.
Your phone? What are you doing?
Lelouch
…This is my final hope.
Suzaku
…Yes.
Lelouch
Suzaku…
Suzaku
Lelouch.
Lelouch
Suzaku
Lelouch
I…
Suzaku
Lelouch, are you Zero?
Lelouch
Lelouch
Yes, I am. I am Zero.
Suzaku
Now tell me why an enemy of Britannia is calling.
Lelouch
Help me! Please!
Lelouch
Please save Nunnally. The emperor has been using her as hostage to try lure me into his trap.
Lelouch
Don’t you see? That’s why I’ve had to operate in secret.
Lelouch
Please Suzaku. You’re the only person I can turn to now.
Suzaku
How dare you? You think that request means anything to me?
Lelouch
No, I don’t. But I need your help. I need it now!
Suzaku
Always so selfish.
Lelouch
 Yes. You’re all I have. The only friend I can turn to. Suzaku! Protect her. It’s Nunnally. My heart’s begging.
Suzaku
Very well then.
Lelouch
!
Suzaku
However, one condition. I will protect Nunnally. But you must come to Area 11 by yourself where she is. The place will be the Kururugi Shrine. The two of us meet there. Alone.
Lelouch
…Understood.

Ikaruga Mess Room

The Black Knights are shocked at the massive Britannia force that is converging onto Area 11, it seems that the decisive battle between Britannia and the Black Knights is almost at hand. Tamaki is doing his best not to piss his pants with Toudou telling him to calm down as ZEXIS discusses the situation. The Wing boys are worried about Relena with Wufei basically telling them that she dug her own grave and they need to focus on Britiannia. The guys notice Heero is very upset about Relena’s situation.

Heero doesn’t show any emotion but this just makes things more obvious. Noin says that Relena is a strong woman and that she has been in far worse situations. Heero says that he already knows that she’s in no immediate danger, of course this doesn’t stop the Wing Boys worrying about Heero for worrying about Relena. Not that Heero is worried or anything, just to make things clear. Duo says that’s fine than, though if Heero wanted to go run off on his own like he tends to do than they wouldn’t blame him.

Esther is confused over what has happened, she knows who Relena is but she didn’t think it was ever that serious between Heero and her. Crowe explains that a lot has happened and Heero is really a softy at heart, so is it really that strange for him to be worried about someone else? Of course it is! Though no matter, Esther tells Heero that everything will work out and she believes in him! Heero says that isn’t necessary, though he does appreciate the gesture.

Xingke
The Emperor is trying to make an example out of the Black Knights to the rest of Area 11.
Kallen
The rest of the anti-government forces are trying to make deals with Nunnally…
Xingke
Britannia have a zero-tolerance policy towards rebel groups. Those who turn themselves in will probably receive no mercy from them.
Esther
Then, that’s why we’re going to Area 11, right?
Crowe
That’s how it is. The Emperor’s not gonna stop looking for us, so we might as well settle this now.
Kallen
I’m going to show the Emperor, he won’t have his way with us!
Tamaki
Yo, so where’s Zero?
Allelujah
I heard he went ahead to Area 11 first.
Esther
Eh, he went without Kallen and C.C.?
Kallen
Yeah, he told us to stay here with the attack group.
Crowe
Heh, I wouldn’t worry about that guy. He’s a cunning devil.
Tamaki
Yeah! Zero’s working for our victory!
Kallen
(Ever since the Emperor’s revival speech, Lelouch has been really agitated. What’s going on with him…)

Area 11, Kururugi Shrine….

Lelouch
( Has it really been eight years? Eight years since Nunnally and I were left on our own at Kururugi shrine. And there…)
Lelouch
( That was where we first met Suzaku.)
Lelouch
(You always were stubborn. But of course that was the reason. The reason you became the first and only real friend I ever had.you, Suzaku. And that’s why. Why I think I’ll take a chance on you…)
Lelouch
(If you can accept me, and perhaps…)
Suzaku
You came here alone?
Lelouch
As I promised.
Suzaku
You have a lot nerve coming here.
Lelouch
According to this particular situation there were 31 routes I could take. Especially with Britannia being so loose with the routes relating to the royal family-
Suzaku
That’s not what I meant, Lelouch. 
Lelouch
Suzaku
You have some nerve showing yourself in front of me.
Suzaku
Because you promised? I have no reason to believe any of your promises at this point.
Lelouch
Then explain to me. Why did you come here alone as well? After what you did?
Suzaku
Because I’m sick and tired of lying.
Suzaku
 I’ve had to lie to Nunnally, just like you did! That’s the worst!
Lelouch
!
Suzaku
Some friend you were. You’ve been betraying me all along. Not just me, either, but everyone on the student council, too. And even Nunnally. And don’t forget Euphie!
Suzaku
I need to know. Did you use your Geass power on Euphie? Tell me the truth.
Lelouch
Yes.
Suzaku
You caused her to massacre the Japanese?
Lelouch
I ordered her to do it.
Suzaku
Why would you use your Geass like that? Answer me!
Lelouch
To motivate the Japanese people. If the specially administrated zone of Japan had been established, the Black Knights would’ve collapsed.
Suzaku
You’re not human….Was Euphie nothing more than a pawn of your ambition?
Lelouch
Yes, that’s right. So all the sin is mine alone to shoulder. My little sister had nothing to do with it.
Suzaku
Why, you coward! How could you use Nunnally like that?

Lelouch
Suzaku… I’m sorry.
Lelouch
For the first time in my life, I’m bowing down to another person. Shame and honor mean nothing to me.
Lelouch
All I want is this, my Geass be damned! Just please. You have to save Nunnally. I beg of…
Suzaku
After everything you’ve done, you really think this is enough You believe that bowing and begging is enough to get me to forgive you?!
Suzaku
No, of course I don’t. But it’s all I’ve got. I have nothing else left to offer. And you’re the only person in the world who could save my sister now.
Suzaku
So you believe that I’ll just ignore the past and forgive you? That everyone is going to forgive you? The people you’ve tricked. The people who died thanks to you?!
Suzaku
What about Euphie? And ZEXIS?!
Suzaku
If you want to apologize, then bring Euphie back to life. Right now! Let’s see you save the world with all your malice.
Suzaku
RIGHT NOW! You’re Zero, the miracle worker, aren’t you?
Lelouch
I’ve performed no miracles. It’s all been calculation and stage production. The mask they call Zero is a symbol. Just the device that let’s me tell lies.
Suzaku
A device? You really expect me to buy that excuse, do you? If you’re going to tell a lie, then keep it up to the very end.
Lelouch
I can’t go back to the past. It’s not a choice. You know I can’t undo that’s already been done!
Suzaku
Lelouch, you will answer me! Why did you use your Geass on me to make me live on?! Why!
Suzaku
The Geass you used on me that drives me to live has perverted my convictions. Why would you put such a curse on me?
Lelouch
I only did it because I wanted to survive.
Suzaku
Then why did you save me when I was accursed Princess Clovis’s murder?
Lelouch
I wanted to make the Japanese trust me. That’s all.
Suzaku
Why did you save the student council members from the hotel jacking?
Lelouch
Because I thought it presented ideal opportunity for the Black Knight’s debut.
Suzaku
(The look in his eyes. I know that look. The look of torment that comes from bottling up a lie. That’s why I joined the Britannian army. For redemption. So that the tragedy wouldn’t repeat itself.)
Suzaku
You’re lying, aren’t you? Lelouch, there’s only one way to redeem yourself for those lies. Turn your false fits into the truth.
Lelouch
Huh?
Suzaku
You told the world a lie when you proclaim that you’re a knight of justice. Then become a true knight of justice.
Suzaku
Then you’ll have to keep the lie going to the very end.
Lelouch
But how? How could I do that?
Suzaku
You command an army that’s outside the jurisdiction of the Earth Federation. Use them…put an end to all wars with ZEXIS.
Lelouch
It’s no good…I don’t control what ZEXIS does.
Suzaku
Nevertheless! Do it for the sake of ending the fighting.
Suzaku
Do that, and I’ll save Nunnally.
Lelouch
You will? You’ll save her?
Suzaku
But we’ll work together. One more time for her sake.
Lelouch
I’m grateful, Suzaku. The two of us together, we can accomplish anything.

Kanon
Hold it right there…Zero.
Lelouch
You’re Schneizel’s assistant!
Kanon
Kanon Maldini. Zero, we’ve had our suspicions about your true identity for a while now.
Lelouch
What?
Kanon
Lord Guilford, take Zero into custody now!
Guilford
Sir!
Suzaku
What’s happenning…
Kanon
You’ve done your country a great service, Kururugi. With this, ZEXIS’ forces will be crushed at Tokyo.
Lelouch
Suzaku…! Right from the beginning…!
Suzaku
Wait a minute!
Lelouch
You planned to sell me out again! You betrayed me Suzaku…
Lelouch
YOU BETRAYED ME!!!!!!!!!!

第49話: ゼロとルルーシュ
Stage 49: Zero and Lelouch
Gino
Well is this is going to be a show or what?. The Knights of Rounds are complete again.
Anya
What about Suzaku?
Gino
He’s on a personal mission for Prince Schneizel.
Luciano
None of that matters! The only thing I care about is killing!
Gino
Heh, so this is all a game to you, Sir Bradley.
Bismark
That’s enough, Rounds. ZEXIS are here.

Here’s my squad. Code Geass folk, underlevelled guys and some people I want to ACE make the cut.

Feldt
Britannian forces have deployed the Knights of the Round!
Xingke
That KMF…it’s Bismark Walstein’s Galahad!
Toudou
Bismark…the Knight of One.
Sumeragi
The Rounds and A-LAWS…As I thought it seems the Britannian Emperor has organized for the Federation to provide some assistance.
Ougi
(This is it. This is the decisive battle with Britannia. Victory here will mean I can be with Chigusa again…)
Ougi
(Wait for me, Chigusa!)
Tamaki
C.C.! Where the hell is Zero? He ain’t here yet!
C.C.
Who knows. He did say prepare for an uphill battle though.
Kallen
(Are you for real, C.C.?)
Nunnally
Romeyer
Viceroy Nunnally. Even though Waldstein and the Rounds have this place secure, we should evacuate.
Nunnally
Where is brother Schneizel?
Romeyer
He’s dealing with some business regarding Zero. Kururugi won’t be joining us, so we should evacuate first.
Nunnally
…I understand.
Bismark
To all Britannian forces! ZEXIS are at our doorstep looking to defy our claim to this land!
Bismark
As long as we are able to defend Area 11, all the imperial armies led by Prince Odysseus and the other royal family members will arrive to crush ZEXIS!
Michael
Are you alright, Alto?
Alto
Yeah I’m fine. We can deal with Ranka later, right now ZEXIS’ matters take priority!
Sumeragi
All forces, commence attack against the Britannian Imperial Army!
Crowe
We’re counting on you Zero! Bring back some of that secret comeback magic!

Turn 1



I start boosting the morale of my guys.




Aoi’s CA activates and I send her to the backline.


With Kallen I cast Iron Wall and send her straight into the Rounds after her CA kicks in.

Kallen
Gino…we meet again.
Gino
Kallen, so in the end you chose the name Kouzuki over Stadtfeld.
Gino
You could’ve had a good life…even become one of the Rounds with your skill!
Kallen
A pampered noble like you can’t understand what it means for fight for your beliefs! I fight for Japan!
Gino
That’s right. Which means you and I do battle once again.
Kallen
So should I be happy or sad about that, Gino?
Gino
How about let’s just enjoy this for now?




Heero also gets a kill and sets up for a Rolling Buster.




Upon ending the turn, there’s a short event.

Nearby, in an armoured car holding Lelouch…

Lelouch
Schneizel
 How sad. Zero, killer of royalty. It’s tragic that it would turn out to be you, my own younger brother.
Lelouch
Brother…
Schneizel
However Lelouch, I’m willing to intercede with His Majesty on your behalf. You realize of course that you can’t simply be excused for the crimes you’ve committed but your life may yet be spared.
Lelouch
So you think you can take pity on me?!
Schneizel
Lelouch, even now I do still consider myself your brother. I carry no grudge. Can you believe me when I say this?
Lelouch
And why should I?
Schneizel
You should trust your brother.
Lelouch
I would love to be able to, brother. Unfortunately I’m done with trusting anyone or anything. Because friendship only leads to betrayal!
Lelouch
Lord Guilford, save me!
Guilford
!
Schneizel
What’s going on?!
Lelouch
You didn’t think I’d come prepared, did you?
Lelouch
I had Guilford ‘programmed’ to recognize me as Princess Cornelia when I tell him the right keyword!
Guilford
Princess Cornelia, is that you?
Lelouch
Guilford, my knight. It is I! You must rescue me!
Guilford
Yes, Your Highness!
Lelouch
Excellent, Guilford.
Suzaku
Lord Guilford! What are you doing?
Guilford
Have you gone mad? How dare you hold your Princess captive like that?
Schneizel
Even Lord Guilford has been affected. Now I suppose I have no choice but believe in his power.
Guilford
Princess, we need to withdraw for now.
*Guilford grabs Lelouch into his KMF and flies off*
Suzaku
Lelouch, no!
Lelouch
Suzaku…I bid you farewell. My first and last friend.
Suzaku
Lelouuuuuuuuuch!

Aoi gets ACEd in the enemy turn. Her bouns grants her one extra move when reaching 130 morale. Dancouga proceeds to clean shop on the north east side.

Upon defeating 10 or so enemies, Zero, Rolo, and Jeremiah appear on the east.

Zero
My plan failed. We’ll have to break through the Britannian front line!
Duo
Eh, that’s a rather weird thing to hear him say,
Zero
Jeremiah, Rolo! Lend me your strength!
Jeremiah
Yes, Your Majesty!
Rolo
(I can’t turn back anymore. I’ll fight for my brother!)
Ougi
Rakshata…Isn’t that Orange’s…
Rakshata
Sutherland Sieg.
Rakshata
We can never mass-produce a one-off unit that uses the Siegfried’s system. That’s understood, right?
Rakshata
What I’d really like to know is why Jeremiah is on our side now. He’s not just some knight, you know?
Crowe
Lord Orange…are you really fighting for Zero now?
Quatre
Crowe, that nickname!
Jeremiah
That is fine…for that is the name of my loyalty!
Jeremiah
I have pledged my life to fight for Zero!
Loran
I don’t know the circumstances behind this, but I don’t think he’s lying.
Garrod
It’s not like he hasn’t helped before! We’re counting on you, Orange!
Harry
Watch out! Enemy reinforcements coming!

Schneizel
Kururugi Suzaku… Now I understand everything.
Schneizel
About Lelouch…and Geass.
Kanon
His Highness was well aware of the fact that you and Zero shared an unusual relationship.
Suzaku
Is that why you had me followed…
Schneizel
And I must apologize for that.
Suzaku
You Highness…
Kanon
That’s right, Suzaku. If you had only informed Prince Schneizel from the very start, we could’ve avoided this battle.
Kanon
Being that you’re one of the Knights of the Round, you won’t be subjected disciplinary action. However, you’ll have to answer to the sins of your own heart.
Suzaku
Answer to my sins…
Schneizel
Kururugi Suzaku. You have the power to end this sad cycle of grief.
Suzaku
Yes, Your Majesty!

And now the SR Point is revealed – Defeat the Avalon. It will retreat either after 5 turns, when there are less than 10 enemies or when it falls below 10,000HP. In other words, the pussy Schneizel runs at the first sign of trouble.

The enemy turn continues…
Luciano
Eleven. You might’ve gotten away before, but now no one will stop me from claiming my prey!
Luciano
Do you know the prime truth of the battle field? Kill a man off the field, then you’re a criminal. But killing on it and you’re a big hero.
Kallen
So, the Vampire of Britannia wants to be a hero now. Is that it?
Luciano
No, not at all. War allows me to officially take what people value most. Their lives!
Kallen
Some knight you are. You’re barely a scoundrel!
Luciano
It doesn’t matter! All I care about is blood!
Kallen
Then I’ll be sure to spill yours, Britannian scum!


Bismark
Come ZEXIS! Show me your fabled strength!




Meanwhile Bismarck seems to have developed a sort of rivalry with Simon. Real smart, dipshit!

Turn 2


Since 10 enemies must be left alive, I ignore the southern enemies and rush up.



Simon has his revenge on Bismark by drilling him a new face! He drops a High Vernier Unit.

Oh and he’s ACEd too. He gets +10 to the morale cap and now starts with +20 morale at the beginning of each mission (!)


Wufei also becomes an ACE. His bonus is that he has the seishin “Fury” cast each round, when he’s above 130 morale.
Luciano
ZEXIS…What do you consider most important to you?
Luciano
That’s right! Your precious lives! I’ll enjoy killing every last one of you!






The Vampire is next. He’s finished off by Alto, who learns Soul in the process.


Gino is downed by Quattro.



Anya, well , she’s pretty much one shotted by Heero.


Finally, Suzaku is blown up by Simon. It was an accident, I was supposed to save him for Kira :(

He drops a Hyper Jammer.

With all the bosses defeated except the Avalon, I can safely take down another 10 enemies before destroying it.



The priority goes to taking out the high value targets such as the Logres class ships.

End of turn 2. 13 enemies, left, and I should easily be able to whack Schneizel next turn.

Didn’t counterattack at all. Wouldn’t want to accidentally kill anything and let Schneizel get away, would we?

Turn 3



It’s time to take down Schneizel! Keep in mind he’ll just sit there and block everything, so you that 10,000 damage you need is more than you think.

It doesn’t matter though, I damage him down to around 12K HP and he’s exhausted down to 75 morale. Nothing a little soul can’t handle.



Jesus Yamato turns him into ashes.

SR Point GET!

Schneizel orders his ship to pull out of the battlefield. He has more important things to do, not to mention if he just sits things out all will come together for his plan. Kanon wonders if this is for the best but Schneizel says that he has never lead him astray before, just watch as he takes out Zero in one fell swoop.

Zero
(I’d like to settle things with Schneizel today…)
Zero
(But Nunnally! I have to clear all the conditions for saving Nunnally first!)



With Schneizel down, the cleanup operation is simple.

Arranged Battle Scene

Zero
Capture the Administrative Offices!
Sayoko
Zero, we’ve located Nunnally!
Zero
I see. Good work!
Sayoko
She’s been evacuated already onto a Caerlion class!
Zero
Rolo, Jeremiah! Nunnally’s on one of the Caerlion’s! Find her!
Rolo
Roger, brother!
Rolo
(Once I find Nunnally, I’ll kill her. I’m the only family brother needs!)

Suzaku
Surrender at once Zero! I have a high yield tactical warhead and I don’t want to use it!
Sumeragi
A high yield tactical warhead…!
Zero
Hmph! You’re bluffing!
Amuro
They would put a weapon like that on a KMF?!
Heero
At this range, Tokyo would be wiped out, along with us!
Zero
He’s bluffing!
Zero
Kallen, take out Suzaku!
Kallen
Roger!
Suzaku
Kallen!

Shinn
Suzaku!
Alto
Kallen!
Crowe
Stay out of this.
Shinn
At this rate, Kallen’s going to…!
Crowe
It ‘s what they would want.
Lloyd
Get out of there, Kururugi!
Cecil
The Lancelot’s in no shape to fight that!
Suzaku
But this is our chance to take out Zero!
Lloyd
Why you!
Kallen
It’s nothing personal Suzaku! But because you’re Zero’s enemy, I’ll have to fight you!
Suzaku
I-I can’t win! The difference in our machine specs is just too big!
Nina
Use it Suzaku! Use the F.L.E.I.J.A!
Nina
You can avenge Euphie and save yourself!
Suzaku
 No, Nina. Power is in the threat. If we actually use it… I can’t win…
Kallen
Farewell, Suzaku!
Suzaku
(But if I do that, even if it costs me my life. That’s right. This is redemption.)
Suzaku
(I have to accept it. This is where I’m going to…)

Suzaku
I..
Suzaku
I have to live!

Quattro
The Lancelot just fired something!

Very observant, Quattro. You’re about to get nuked.

Sumeragi
Is that the tactical warhead?!
Rakshata
This is bad! That’s Britannia’s newest weapon!
Tamaki
What the hell is it?!
Rakshata
F.L.E.I.J.A…! This whole place is going to vanish!
Sumeragi
All hands, full retreat! I repeat, all hands retreat!
Kallen
Suzaku, why you!
Suzaku
I…
Zero
Nunnally!

Guilford
Princess, save yourself! Princess! Princess, you must live! Please live!
Zero
Nunnally!!!!!

Zero tries to go save Nunnally himself, but Guilford who’s still under the influence of Geass, spirits him away from the battlefield.

Ptolemaios 2, Bridge

Sumeragi
Is everyone okay? Feldt, whats our status?
Feldt
I can’t believe Britannia has a weapon like that…
Sumeragi
Feldt?
Feldt
Y-yes! GN field is stable, but there’s minor damage to aft GN condenser.
Feldt
E-Eighty percent of the Tokyo Settlement has been obliterated!
Sumeragi
(So this is the power of Britannia’s new weapon…)
Sumeragi
Mileina, hows the rest of the squad doing?
Mileina
All units accounted for…except one!
Sumeragi
Who is it?
Mileina
It’s C.C, ma’am!
Sumeragi
What about Zero?
Mileina
We’re picking up his IFF code, but he’s not responding to hails!

Lelouch
Rolo….
Rolo
Yes, brother.
Lelouch
Where is Nunnally…
Rolo
Lelouch
I can’t get in contact with Sayoko or C.C…
Rolo
Listen, big brother. We weren’t in time. Nunnally was caught in that flash of light.
Lelouch
 I’m not asking you about anything like that now. I just wanna talk to Nunnally. That’s all.
Rolo
But Nunnally is dead. She’s dead, big brother.
Lelouch
Don’t lie to me!
Rolo
Lelouch
Please, Rolo. Could you just for a moment, please… Let me speak with Nunnally…

F.L.E.I.J.A Ground Zero

Suzaku
This is…all my fault…
Jeremiah
Kururugi Suzaku.
Suzaku
Lord Jeremiah!
Jeremiah
You rescued me a long time ago, didn’t you?
Jeremiah
I only came here to thank you for that.
Jeremiah
But still, you and I share an odd connection, don’t we?
Suzaku
Jeremiah
In the end, I suppose it’s fate that we be enemies.
Jeremiah
I’ll take my leave now, sir.
Jeremiah
I must continue the search for Lady Nunnally.
* Jeremiah walks off *
Suzaku
Nunnally is…
Nina
I didn’t know… I didn’t understand that… that would be this horrible… that so many people would… did I… That would be a…
Suzaku
Nina…
Nina
that so many people would… did I… That would be a…AHHHHHHHH!
Suzaku
It’s a great success Nina. The FLEIJA has immense power.
Suzaku
It will ensure Britannia’s victory.
Suzaku
Suzaku
HAHAHHAHAH!

Back on the Ikaruga…

Diethard says that Zero was magnificent and that this event will only serve to bolster his image and gain him worldwide support against Britannia. As Diethard ponders on how to spin this for their own benefit he’s confronted by Cornelia who has escaped.

Cornelia
Dammit, I’ve been caught!
Diethard
Cornelia…! What are you doing here?!
Diethard
Hmph…I don’t know the whole story but it looks like Zero had you locked up here the whole time.
Cornelia
So it’s you. Newsman in turned coat.
Diethard
Holding a princess captive as a prisoner of war…Not bad Zero…
Cornelia
!
Diethard
You won’t get away! Aim for her legs. I wanna take her alive!
Black Knight
Diethard! There’s a shuttle landing on the Ikaruga!
Diethard
Britannians?!
Schneizel
Attention ZEXIS. I am Schneizel El Britannia, here as on a special diplomatic envoy on behalf of the Earth Federation.
Diethard
Britannia’s crown prince?!
Schneizel
I have no hostile intentions. I wish to speak to ZEXIS on peaceful terms.
Schneizel
I repeat, I have no hostile intentions. I wish to speak to ZEXIS on peaceful terms.
Cornelia
Brother…

Ikaruga, Zero’s Private Room

Lelouch
Rolo
Brother, get a hold of yourself!
Lelouch
Nunnally…
Rolo
Brother, I’m here for you!
Lelouch
Brother…?
Lelouch
Shut up! My only family is Nunnally!
Rolo
!
Lelouch
Do you think you can replace Nunnally in my heart?! You damned impostor!
Rolo
!
Lelouch
Haven’t you figured it out yet? I hate you! I loathe you! I despise you! I’ve been trying to kill you but I just keep missing the chance!
Rolo
Big… brother…
Lelouch
 Get out of here! I never wanna see your face again! I said get out!
Rolo
!
* Rolo leaves *
Lelouch
Nunnally…I….
* Door opens *
Lelouch
I thought I told you to get out!!
Kallen
Lelouch!
Lelouch
Kallen…
Kallen
Toudou and the others are wating for you.
Lelouch
Kallen
They’re waiting for Zero to return.
Lelouch
(Nunnally…C.C…I…)

Cornelia
…That’s all. Everything I saw and heard at the Geass Order.
Schneizel
Thank you, Cornelia. With this information I now hold all the cards.
Roger
Then, Prince Schneizel, what was it you wish to discuss?
Schneizel
Roger Smith, the Negotiator…I’ve heard rumours of your abilities.
Roger
I’m honoured, sir.
Schneizel
It’s not just you too. I’ve heard stories of the many people in ZEXIS.
Schneizel
Ex-OZ agent and assistant to Treize Krushineda, Lt. Quattro Bageena…
Quattro
Schneizel
The Professionals from the 21st Century Defence Security Corporation…
Akagi
You’ve heard of us?!
Schneizel
Leader of the Dai-gurren Clan, Simon.
Simon
He knows my story…
Tamaki
Yo, what about me? You’ve heard of me right?
Schneizel
Of course. Shinichiro Tamaki. A Zero’s oldest comrade. You’re the brave veteran of many historic battles.
Tamaki
Heh, this guy knows what he’s talkin’ about!
Roger
(Skillful use of rhetoric to establish a false sense of peace…)
Schneizel
Now that I think about it, I never finish my match with Zero, did I?
Diethard
Zero won’t be joining us. Not until we determine the details of what you want to discuss.
Jeffrey
What is it you wish to discuss?
Schneizel
Of course. I didn’t expect him to show. He’s not the type who consults with others. No, he keeps things to himself and holds people at a distance.
Sumeragi
You speak like you know Zero quite well?
Schneizel
More than any of you do. Zero is our younger brother. Cornelia’s and my own.
Kouji
What?
Esther
He’s Britannian royalty?!
Gainer
Really?
Schneizel
He is the former 11th royal prince of the Holy Britannian Empire: Lelouch vi Britannia. The man whom I both loved and feared more than any other.
Toudou
Impossible!
Tamaki
You’re telling us that Zero’s a Britannian prince?
Saji
I had a feeling Lelouch was royalty, but to think he’s Zero…
Shinn
You mean the Lelouch from the Ashford Student Council?
Saji
Y-yeah…
Saji
(I thought I saw C.C. at the clubhouse once….which means…!)
Kouji
I knew there was something weird about that guy!
Watta
That guy is Zero? For real?
Shoutarou
I don’t get it…the ICPO never suspected him as Zero at all…
Cornelia
Diethard, please. In all this time, you never figure that out? Even with all the information you were getting from Jeremiah and Villetta?
Diethard
You’re wasting your time. You can’t cause chaos here by spreading these irrelevant stories. It’s not Zero’s lineage that matters but rather his efforts and the miracles that he’s performed for us.
Schneizel
But what if those miracles were frauds?
Heero
Duo
The miracles were fake?
Schneizel
Zero possesses a special power known as Geass.
Crowe
Geass?
Schneizel
The power to force anyone to obey him. You can think of it as extreme hypnosis.
Sumeragi
You’re saying his miracles come from that power?
Tamaki
Are you trying to dis my man Zero? He’s got brains and guts and he kicks Britannian butt!
Tamaki
A prince with Geass power? Where is the proof of all this, bul, huh?
Ougi
I have the proof.
Tamaki
Ougi! What’s the big deal?!
Chiba
Why’s that Britannian woman with you?
Viletta
Cornelia
Viletta…so you were held captive by the Black Knights all this time…
Ougi
This woman has told the whole truth.
Ougi
What he saying is all true. Zero was a former Britannian prince name Lelouch. He controls people with his Geass power.
Ougi
A con man. Zero’s been tricking us all along. Using us like pawns from the start.
Tamaki
What the hell are you saying, Ougi?!
Chiba
But if that’s really true then…
Diethard
Then it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t erase a single thing that he’s done for us.
Diethard
And if he really does have this Geass power then doesn’t that just help us? It’s another weapon to use in our fight against Britannia.
Ougi
Yes, that would make perfect sense if he only used it against our enemies.
Sumeragi
..!
Saeki
You mean, he could’ve used it on the Black Knights and ZEXIS?!
Cornelia
Of course. He used Geass to control his own sister Euphemia. He made her slaughter the Elevens in the Special Zone.
Tamaki
You’re lying! Zero is a knight for justice. He would never do something like…
Schneizel
We have evidence.
Suzaku
Did you use your Geass power on Euphie? Be honest.
Lelouch
Yes.
Schneizel
This was recorded by the Knight of Seven, Kururugi Suzaku.
Suzaku
You caused her to massacre the Japanese?
Lelouch
I ordered her to do it.
Chiba
Then… that whole blood bath was…
Cornelia
Zero did it! It wasn’t my sister!
Toudou
So Zero slaughtered our people for his own ambitions…
Wufei
That was an unusual thing for her to do back then.
Xingke
That means the Chinese Federation could’ve been duped as well!
Asahina
It’s starting to make sense now…
Chiba
And that explains why Jeremiah and the others became traitors…
Schneizel
His Geass might be controlling me right now. There’s no way to be certain about that. When you think about it, it’s a terrifying prospect.
Shinn
Then, that means I could…?!
Jiron
We might be Geassed and not even know it!
Ougi
I wanted to put my trust in Zero! I wanted to believe in him! But we mean nothing to him! We’re just pawns!
Crowe
H-hey!
Tamaki
Treating us like chumps. Damn! How could he do this to us? Damn it!!!
Roger
(He’s continually hitting our weak points…right now we’re playing into Schneizel’s hands…)
Sumeragi
 (I was careless…I gathered as many people as I could, but at this rate it looks like the majority will reject Zero…)
Heero
Chirico
Schneizel
So will you turn over my brother…Will you turn Zero to my custody?
Sumeragi
Well…
Kallen
I’ve brought Zero as requested.
Zero
Toudou
Zero!
Chiba
How dare you con us like you did!
Ougi
We know everything about your Geass power!
Zero
What…?!
Schneizel
Zero
(I see, Schneizel! You’re trying to turn ZEXIS against me!)
Ougi
Zero! 
Roger
Hold on a minute!
Tamaki
Stay outta this Roger! We’ve just been dissed hard man! You just don’t get it!
Roger
Why not listen to his side of the story then?
Tamaki
That’s coz…
Roger
It’s true Zero has kept alot of secrets from us.
Roger
So in these circumstances, it’s not fair that we pass judgement before we hear what he has to say.
Sumeragi
Respect and understanding is one of the key values of ZEXIS.
Sumeragi
He might be a Britannian Prince but we don’t know his motives for forming the Black Knights.
Sumeragi
Or why he would fight against his own country and kill his own family.
Heero
Zero isn’t a hero of justice.
Duo
Heero…
Heero
But I’m not saying he’s an evil person either.
Quatre
Could it be, when we fought him in the Wing Zero…
Heero
If he was really an Enemy of Peace™ , I would’ve killed him a long time ago.
Chirico
Whatever his past actions may be, you guys still owe him one.
Tamaki
Chirico, you too!
Ougi
But still!
Crowe
I can understand why you guys can’t trust him. But if you have any faith left, listen to his story first.
Esther
You still believe in Zero?!
Crowe
 I’ve seen more outrageous liars in my time. That, and I think it’d be stupid not to hear him out first.
Simon
Bro once said…that guy had the resolve to die for what he was fighting for.
Simon
Whatever that is, I want to know. The thing which drives him.
Viral
Heh, it’s annoying, but even I gotta agree with Kamina.
Ougi
 ..
Sumeragi
That’s from our point of view, as outsiders…
Sumeragi
Ougi, As the second in charge of the Black Knights, it’s up to you to decide.
Ougi
Up…to..me..?
Jeffrey
To believe in Zero or not, that is your decision to make. Regardless, we will support you.
Ougi
I….Zero….
Zero
Ougi
I…
If you have enough points, the following dialogue option will appear:

Ougi

[ゼロを信じない] [I am a doofus]

[ゼロを信じてみる] [Maybe I should listen to what ZEXIS is saying]

Of course, I pick “Believe in Zero”.

Ougi
I…Zero…
Ougi
Viletta
Ougi…!
Ougi
I…want to believe…in Zero..
Tamaki
Ougi!
Ougi
From the first time I asked him to be our leader, I always believed in Zero!
Minami
Open your eyes, Ougi! This was the guy who abandoned us at the battle for Tokyo!
Ougi
But still! I’ve been fighting along with Zero every day, and that wasn’t a lie!
Ougi
Call me an idiot or a fool if you want! But I won’t be satisfied until I hear Zero speak!
Ougi
 If I can’t forgive him, then I’ll shoot him myself!
Ougi
That’s my decision as the vice-commander! We will hear Zero out!
Zero
Ougi…
Sumeragi
There you have it, Prince Schneizel.
F.S.
Sounds like it’s going to be a long story. Will you be staying?
Schneizel
…You might regret this decision later.
Roger
You seem surprised at this result.
Roger
But I wouldn’t worry. It seems there are things you don’t understand about ZEXIS.
Schneizel
…Cornelia, we’re leaving.
Cornelia
Viletta…what do you plan on doing now?
Viletta
I want to see the truth with my own eyes. Alongside him.
Cornelia
Hmm…I’m not sure if I understand.
Viletta
Me too.
Cornelia
I’m probably the last person who should say this. But, nobility isn’t everything in this world
Schneizel
Then we shall take our leave. I bid thee well, ZEXIS….and Zero.
Schneizel
Our real battle is about to begin.
* Schneizel and Cornelia leave *
Zero
….
Kallen
Lelouch….
Lelouch
…This mask no longer has any meaning.
Watta
 Whoah, it really is Lelouch!
Wufei
Now let’s hear it Zero. The whole truth.
Lelouch
Heero
Do not hide anything. It is your obligation.
Lelouch
…It’s a long story.
Crowe
Start wherever you want.
Lelouch
(Nunnanlly…you were the most important thing in the world to me…)
Lelouch
(C.C. and even Suzaku. I wore this mask to protect my identity, yet it has cost me everything I value…)
Lelouch
(I have nothing left to lose anymore…)

Comments

This stage marks a very important milestone in the game, as it is the one where which decides the final ten stages. If you’ve collected enough “Zero Points”, Ougi will have the option to decide on whether to trust Zero or not. As you can see in this playthrough, I have opted to go for the Trust Zero option.

As you might’ve noticed I’ve also translated pretty much almost the entire stage and conversation leading up to the choice (almost word for word), which is why this stage took so long to release. I probably won’t be doing this again soon as I’m reaching the point where I just want to finish the game soon.

Strategy Corner

Schneizel will appear after defeating enough enemies, or at the start of turn 2, whichever is sooner. Rolo, Jeremiah and Zero will also appear on the eastern side as reinforcements. Note that Schneizel will never attack and just block everything, so you’ll need to do more damage than you think to take him down. A Souled attack should be enough to take the 10,000HP off him, but be sure to use the usual boss killing tactics such as Analyze, Exhaust, surrounding him for the win.

Once Schneizel is defeated the mission does not end immediately, and you’ll still have to take down the rest of the enemies. Knowing this, you can safely save the Logres ships/Rounds for last while building morale by taking down the Virgo’s and Gloucester’s as you make your way north.

Once again, the terrain in this stage is pretty bad, apart from the highway that goes down the centre, so try to place your grounded units there if possible.

Credits

Dick for storyline summaries

Anime Transcripts for Code Geass dialogue

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  1. September 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 | #1

    Man, that was really well done. It makes my summary look kinda bland, guess I shouldn’t have skipped and brushed over so many details because I was frustrated with the length. Good job though, you have way more dedication than me when it comes to this stuff.

  2. September 22nd, 2012 at 11:19 | #2

    @Dick
    This is a one off. It takes waaay too long to do this, especially without being able to read kanji.

    I may come back and do some in the future, but for now, finishing the game is priority.

  3. September 22nd, 2012 at 20:52 | #3

    Good luck with that, most of the BK stages are nearly as long as this. The 00/Macross Finales merged together lead to a ridiculous amount of dialogue for everyone.

  4. September 22nd, 2012 at 21:14 | #4

    @Dick
    Is it nearly as interesting though? The Code Geass plot is a lot more political which is why I thought it was worth doing.

  5. September 22nd, 2012 at 22:57 | #5

    It’s interesting until everyone starts going on that Ribbons so so wrong and he just ignores them. They really drew that out…

    They was some interesting stuff about events beyond the 00 plot that Ribbons mentions but I lack the ability to effectively translate it so I just left it out. That stage was just so frustrating to do.

  6. drago
    September 23rd, 2012 at 11:52 | #6

    >crowe : I’ve seen more outrageous liars in my time.

    HAH!
    i see what you did there crowe

  7. SAMAS
    September 23rd, 2012 at 12:51 | #7

    Nice use of the Mauve Shirts to show Lelouch’s tactical skill.

  8. Owen
    September 24th, 2012 at 09:19 | #8

    Satisfying to read till the end. Some awesome transcript you have there, must’ve taken forever..
    You are at break point already? Guess I will have to rush out the Arranged before you blitz through the game.

    And you all, remember that Enemy of Peace is a trademark of Heero Yuy, 1995-2012.

  9. September 24th, 2012 at 09:39 | #9

    @Owen
    LOL yeah, it took almost a week just to do the dialogue. Despite being a ton of work, it was actually an interesting process since I managed to learn some new Kanji along the way.

    As for the AB, no rush. I can guarantee you it will be at least 7 weeks before I even get to stage 58, not including the time for me to make the video for that one.

  10. BQR
    September 26th, 2012 at 00:47 | #10

    Oh yeah with the enemies that defend that you have to kill to get the skill point you can always use a MAP attack to get around the defense. It is also the only way to defeat Uther in his first appearance as well(surround him, exhaust to 50 morale, analyze, have Zero in the Ikaruga be at 400 shoot, 170 morale, Crest of Hakai and Land Adapter, Soul from either his ace bonus or just cast soul if you used the resupply trick, and have an Aced Setsuko be next to him and then fire the Hadron MAP).

  11. Yuriski
    June 9th, 2014 at 07:07 | #11

    Suzaku being downed by Kira…can you call that irony or poetic?

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