This is one is going to be a matter of preference. Milly represents all of the Pseudo Ecchi high school fanservice that happens in Code Geass.
Plus all the annoying filler stuff that happens at Ashford.
Take her out and most of that is gone from the series. There is still fan service but you don’t get it from the high school parts of the series.
I can’t stand the fan service in Code Geass especially what happens at Ashford.
I am talking about the school festivals, school events, and how she interacts with everyone. She approved and provided funding for the Fantasy Seduction Club.
Why would anyone approve of that club?
Milly must be bi and no that’s not against anyone who is or her for that matter. But it seems like that’s all Milly thinks about when she sees women. She gives this away when she talks to Shirley in Stage 2 and compliment her body. There are other examples of some of them in the picture dramas.
But beyond that as a character, there is not much there either. Sure she struggles with graduation, arranged marriages, and her family’s royal status.
But all these take a back seat to her Milly’s assets. I have heard the argument that you can’t take Kallen seriously because of the fan service. But Milly actually has the stronger case.
Because at least with Kallen in the serious moments for the character you do not get any fanservice, with Milly it’s the opposite.
For example in Turn 12 Milly is naked in the shower and thinking about graduation. This is a great setup and realistic.
- Because people do tend to think about stuff while showering
- And as a character, Milly is thinking about growing up and moving on in life which is scary for teenagers.
But here is the problem they show you a close-up of her breasts as she folds her arms. It takes you out of the moment. All they had to do was just show her face.
Imagine if Kallen was wearing a bikini when she talks to her mother at the end of Stage 9. It would also distract you from the moment. But you do not get that kind of stuff for Kallen’s serious moments.
I wish they did the same for Milly. But it’s not all bad.
The only reason why she’s low on the list is that once she graduates she is no longer ruining the plot with the fan service stuff at Ashford. She goes to a more supportive role and does mature as a character.
Plus she is quite useful as a reporter.
It’s not worth the wait of 37 episodes for this. If you love fanservice then you probably love this character. If you take away her obvious fan service design and the fan service she forces in the plot, then I do not hate her.
She is actually a nice person and helped out Lelouch. But I can’t stand the fan service.