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

These Streaming Guides List All the Import Information on the Anime per Service.

Yes Your Highness

Introduction

Code Geass is an interesting anime because while it does hold harem Esque tropes it’s hard to label it as harem anime.

The reason is that for it to be a haram the man has to show mutual interest in the multiple love interest. The problem is Lelouch does not obviously show interest to any of the women.

I am of course referring to simply declaring his love for any of the romantic love interests.

For someone who has lots of time to notice, we do not see Lelouch doing this.

This is a topic that fans debate about quite often and this is because it is never obviously stated who Lelouch actually loves.

So in this article, I will discuss Lelouch’s relationship with the three main women who love him; Kallen Kozuki, C.C, and Shirley Fenette.

I am not including Euphemia or Kaguya because there is not enough evidence for either one. For Euphemia Lelouch said he might have loved her implying he does not. But this does not take away how much he cares about her. Remember he was going to end the rebellion because of her. Also, they have had many moments in the past. My favorite is when Nunnally and Euphy both argued who was going to marry Lelouch.

And with Kaguya, if there was love it was one side. Lelouch never showed her any mutual interest. Lelouch told her in Stage 23 that he already made a deal with the devil and has no room in life for deities.


Also, I am not going to entertain the idea that Lelouch loved Nunnally more than a sibling. There is no proof of this and it’s simply an argument that I refuse to discuss outside of this point.

The goal here is to state the case for and against the three main love interests.

In the end, I will state based on the evidence and through my analysis which one Lelouch has the most mutual love for.

Two disclaimers:

  1. My analysis will only be based on Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R1 and R2 and any media based solely on that. So, no alternative films, OVAs, etc.
  2. This analysis will contain spoilers
  3. This is just my opinion which comes from what the show gives me and how I interrupt it.
  4. Lelouch’s feelings towards each of the three girls is the topic here. Not who in theory is the best couple, who should be with Lelouch, or which girl loved him. While I do have some of those elements in here, the majority of the analysis has nothing to do with that. This means that counterarguments that use elements from these topics are not relevant.

Updates:
When I first discussed this topic I only shipped Lelouch with Kallen and C.C. But after writing this article, I can see him with Shirley as well. So I ship all three of them with him. Also, I realized that some points need more information and more points are needed so this article has been updated.

I also recently uploaded a video that also goes through this topic you can watch it here.

Who Did Lelouch Really Love? The Case for Shirley Fenette

Despite Shirley’s role in the plot, there are examples to indicate the Lelouch might love her.

There is some factual proof that Lelouch did care about Shirley.

Nowhere is this more obvious than in episode 14 of R1 and 13 of R2 and it was not by accident or coincidence that both episodes 13 and 14 or R1 and R2 revolve around Shirley and her impact on Lelouch.

R1 Episode 14 was the aftermath of Shirley discovering that Lelouch was Zero.

After Mao had trouble using his Geass to read Shirley’s thoughts, Mao left the two to retrieve his gun to murder both of them

Thankfully C.C. interfered and stopped him.

Shirley at this point is panicking and can’t handle the fact that she killed someone or that Lelouch is Zero. Zero was responsible for her father’s death.

With not many options Lelouch embraces Shirley and erases her memories so she no longer has to be dragged into this.

After Lelouch erases Shirley’s memories they exchange a conversation here is a snippet from it.

Shirley “Oh hello um did you lose someone in your family to

Lelouch “Ah no not someone from my family it was a friend someone who was very important

Shirley “I understand

Lelouch: “But I didn’t know until after I lost her and I realized how much she meant to me how much her smile saved me and how I will never be able to argue or laugh with her like that again “

Shirley “I see you loved her didn’t you, you must feel terrible

Lelouch “Right now I don’t know anymore

Here we learn that Lelouch might have at one point saw Shirley more than a friend but this may no longer be the case.

This is important because it’s the only time Lelouch actually directly addresses who he has romantic feelings for or cared for, to begin with.

We learn that while Lelouch may not have feelings for Shirley anymore it can be argued Lelouch truly loved her because of his previous feelings. It is also important to point out that Lelouch has known Shirley for a longer time than the other girls. So it’s possible that he fell in love with her the fastest than Kallen and C.C.

Lelouch discussing his feeling about Shirley Code Geass R1 Episode 14 at 21 min 30s

Lelouch discussing his feeling about Shirley Code Geass R1 Episode 14 at 21 min 30s

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