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I Lelouch Vi Britannia Command You to Grab the Guide to Every Anime on Each Streaming Service

This 106-page complete guide features everything you need to know about any anime streaming online.

Yes Your Highness

Introduction

Akito the Exiled was not exactly the masterpiece that many fans had hoped for. But if you take it for what it was it’s an enjoyable OVA that added lore to the Code Geass Universe.

So in this article, I want to go over the main takeaways from Code Geass Akito the Exiled. These points will dive into addition to the lore that could affect future Code Geass stories in the future. I will be discussing parts from Akito the Exiled and the original Code Geass series. Make sure you have seen both before reading.

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#5 Space Travel in Code Geass Is Now A Possibility

Apollos' Chariot carrying the WZERO crew. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - The Wyvern Divided At 33m 52s

Apollos’ Chariot carrying the WZERO crew. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – The Wyvern Divided At 33m 52s

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Up until now, we have seen many advances in the Code Geass universe. These include: Flying Aircraft Carrier/ Battleships and Floating Fortresses

But in Akito the Exiled we actually see our first look into space travel. In Akito the exiled we are to introduce to this secrets weapon called Apollos’ Chariot. Which is a missile that can travel in space and transport both Knightmares Frame and fire Warheads.

Its main use in the series was to transport the WZERO squad behind enemy lines. Now, this was only a rocket ship and Leila destroyed it at the end of Akito the Exiled along with the entire Castle Weisswolf.

But we have seen so many advances in Code Geass from R1 up until R2 and even Re;surrection so it’s not inconceivable that a space cruiser could be created at some point.

It would be interesting to see if the combined minds of Llyod, Rakshata, and other brilliant minds could create an Avalon that can travel in space.

The possibilities of future stories could be amazing. Code Geass could transition into a space opera and be like the classic anime Legend of Galatic Heroes.

Code Geass Akito the Exiled - The Wyvern Divided At 38m

Code Geass Akito the Exiled – The Wyvern Divided At 38m

© SUNRISE/PROJECT G-AKITO Character Design © 2006-2011 CLAMP-ST

#4 Geass Is Now More Vast Than We Realize

The skull that gives Shin his Geass. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - To Beloved Ones At 33m 47s

The skull that gives Shin his Geass. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – To Beloved Ones At 33m 47s

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The original series introduced us to Geass complete with explanations and its many users. But in Akito, it expands by adding even more information about Geass.

Here are some examples:

A nontraditional Code user can give out Geass even without a contract. In this case, a floating skull with a Geass tattoo gives Shin his Geass. I am not sure what this skull was but I enjoy reading theories from fans.

From here we learn that supernatural beings exist out there that can give someone a Geass (you could argue that is what a normal Code user is but I am referring to spiritual beings).

Geass may have been given to beings other than humans.In Akito the Exiled we meet the Caretaker of Spacetime who is the collective consciousness of the Universe. One of the most important things that I got out of her conversation with Leila is that humans should not have the Geass. From my interpretation, the way the collective consciousness spoke about humanity could imply that they are not the first to have been given Geass.

She also transports Ashley to kill Gene Smilas which is interesting since her role was just to observe. This being could make an appearance in future Code Geass stories assuming Lelouch did not kill her when after destroying C’s World.

An effect of Geass can transfer to others. Akito is commanded by Shin to die. However, instead, he lives, later on, can channel that command as a way to increase his combat abilities. This is similar to how Suzaku used Lelouch’s command to live. What is interesting is that he can transfer that power to others telepathically. Now I do not know if this is because of the nature of Shin’s Geass or the new development of Geass in it itself.

I just like how they build on the concept of Lelouch’s Geass effect on Suzaku and curious to see where this goes next.

A person can choose to accept a contract at a later time to activate their Geass power. When C.C. meets Leila instead of forcing her to decide at the moment she allows her to accept it at a later time. Maybe Leila is one of many who have received this offer. There is definitely a lot you could do with this recent development.

A single Geass can have many abilities. Leila’s Geass power is unique in that it seems to possess many abilities or just one very large one. We do not know for sure exactly what it does but it seems she is able to reverse time, unite the consciousness of others, and project the consciousness to others, possibly even a Geass canceler as we see her use Geass to block Shin’s from affecting her. According to Wikia, the desire for others to understand each other is what fuels her Geass.

I can see future stories with characters fueled by different reasons to seek power, which will acquire Geass that is as unique as Leila’s. We have seen blue and red Geass so far I wonder how many different ones are out there. I am also curious about if anyone else has fragments of Geass in them.

Caretaker of Spacetime talking with Leila. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - To Beloved Ones At 37m 42s

Caretaker of Spacetime talking with Leila. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – To Beloved Ones At 37m 42s

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#3 Leila and Akito Are Still Alive in the Code Geass Universe

Leila Malcal talking with Akito Hyuga. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - The Wyvern Divided At 1h 1m 48s

Leila Malcal talking with Akito Hyuga. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – The Wyvern Divided At 1h 1m 48s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT G-AKITO Character Design © 2006-2011 CLAMP-ST

Since Akito the Exiled takes place between R1 and R2 the characters and events are cannon in the universe. This means both Leila and Akito are now part of this world and we could see them again in future stories.

One thing that was pointed out by AnimeUproar is that Leila still has a contract with C.C. so that could be a factor in things to come.

I would also like to add that the effect of Shin’s Geass may also still be affecting Akito much like how Lelouch’s continued to affect Suzaku even after his “death”. So this could be another important element that plays out.

I have this crazy idea that in a future Code Geass series we could have Akito and Leila working with C.C. and Lelouch. It would make an interesting story but what do you guys think?

Leila confessing her love to Akito. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - To Beloved Ones At 58m 53s

Leila confessing her love to Akito. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – To Beloved Ones At 58m 53s

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#2 We Have Only Seen a Taste of How Innovative the Knightmare Frames Can Be

Akito in the Alexander Liberte fighitng Shin in the Vercingetorix. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - To Beloved Ones At 19m 51s

Akito in the Alexander Liberte fighting Shin in the Vercingetorix. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – To Beloved Ones At 19m 51s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT G-AKITO Character Design © 2006-2011 CLAMP-ST

In Akito the Exiled all of the Knightmare Frames are created with CGI. Yes, the CGI was hard to look at sometimes but it did allow for really epic battles with the Knightmare Frames.

Combat might have been too fast to follow at times but the fights were more personal and intense than in the original series which by the way were not bad, to begin with.

We see some of these ideas used in Lelouch of the Re;surrection. I am glad in that film they used the CGI more conservatively.

I am excited to see how they could use transfer the combat style from fighting on land to air battles. Another interesting to note was how several of the new Knightmare Frames can switch from standing on two feet to a mode where it can crawl on all fours like a spider. In combat, you can see that the pilot can change these modes on the fly.

We had Knightmare Frames like the Tristan or Shinkiro that can change from flight mode to combat mode in R2. But those transformations are nothing on the level of the Alexander or the Vercingetorix.

I am curious to see where the creators go in the future for more Knightmare designs. In the latest film, we are introduced to the Knightmare FrameBatalalan Du which is was a unique scorpion-looking Knightmare Frame that fought Kallen.

From what we have seen in Akito the Knightmare Frames and combat involving will continue to improve.

The Vercingetorix traveling across tough terrain. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - Memories of Hatred At 24m 36s

The Vercingetorix traveling across tough terrain. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – Memories of Hatred At 24m 36s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT G-AKITO Character Design © 2006-2011 CLAMP-ST

#1 This Anime Opens Up the Possibilities for Stories Like This One

Julius Kingsley (Lelouch) and Suzaku. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - The Wyvern Divided At 1h 3s

Julius Kingsley (Lelouch) and Suzaku. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – The Wyvern Divided At 1h 3s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT G-AKITO Character Design © 2006-2011 CLAMP-ST

Akito the Exiled is a story that takes place in the E.U between the events of R1 and R2.

We have seen other stories in the Code Geass universe that take place in a similar time period or even sometime in the distant past.

However, I would like it if we could get stories that have main characters other than Lelouch, C.C., Suzaku, etc. What makes Akito the Exiled unique is that the main characters are not people from the original series.

Sure Lelouch, Suzaku, and C.C. have roles in the anime but the main story is not about them.

I would love to see stories about what was going on in the Chinese Federation during the Zero Requiem. Heck, I would like to see how the Zero Requiem affected Akito and Leila in the E.U (maybe we can get a sequel to Akito the Exiled).

It might also be interesting is get OVAs that dive into the backstory of other characters like the Knights of the Round or the Royal family.

Sure we get some back story shown in the anime but an entire OVA devoted to them would be awesome. The point here is that while Akito the Exiled was not the best addition to the Code Geass universe it definitely opens the door to possible sequels and future OVA’s

Shin becoming the leader of the Holy Order of Michael. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - The Wyvern Divided At 6m

Shin becoming the leader of the Holy Order of Michael. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – The Wyvern Divided At 6m

© SUNRISE/PROJECT G-AKITO Character Design © 2006-2011 CLAMP-ST

Final Thoughts

Despite its faults Akito the Exiled did expand the Code Geass universe by introducing new concepts.

  1. We see that Geass has new lore and possibilities that could impact the Code Geass universe.
  2. Space travel could be the future as Code Geass could transition into a series like Macross or Space Battle Yamato.
  3. We have established characters that we could see again in future OVAs and Series.
  4. Finally, the Knightmare Frames introduced in this OVA have new abilities that could see in future series.

Even if you are not a fan of Akito the Exiled I think we all can be excited about what new developments could happen in the future of Code Geass installments that originate from something introduced in this OVA.

By now I ask you what was the most important takeaway from Code Geass Akito the Exiled (good or bad)? Did you like Akito the Exiled?

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