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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Code Geass fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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Authors and Websites

Mikomi's Pen

  • Recommended by Moberemk
  • Some very deep character analysis written here; it's interesting to read the various ways that the author interprets the characters. One that stands out is Great Chieftan o' the Puddin-Race, which looks at Cecile (one of the more ignored members of the cast.

realms of fic

  • Recommended by Tensa-chan
  • House of Mirrors is set after the series as an alternate take on what happens after Lelouch becomes Emperor without Zero Requiem. The writing is impeccable and the characters are believable and complex.

wishnomore

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Lovely prose, excellent characterization. Oneshots/character introspection.

YamiPaladinofChaos

  • Recommended by Drakyndra
  • Several of his fics have already been recommended, but the rest of his work is also worth a look. He writes everything from drabbles to novel length fics, tearjerking angst to romance to comedy, and for a variety of characters and ships.


General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Code Geass Lelouch Of Britannia by Calreflector (AU)

Code Geass Funnies by Calreflector (AU)

  • Recommended by Lee
  • Synopsis: A collection of oneshots by the genius that gave us Lelouch of Britannia. Though not 'finished' it's never guaranteed to get updated, so for now it settles into three stories: Schneizel uses the doujinshi market to destroy the rebellion, the Black Knights discuss the finer points of Knightmare based fanservice in the wake of Kallen's capture, and Schneizel and Clovis try to make Lelouch a ladies man. Oh so much Hilarity Ensues.

Code Geass Lelouch of the Redemption by Cortega (Post-R2)

  • Recommended by Chetren
  • Synopsis: Here's the basic rundown: Lelouch gains Charles' Code and reawakens in an abandoned warehouse after being whisked away from the place where he got stabbed by Jeremiah. There he meets a weird and Invisible to Gaydar extradimensional being/God with whom he makes a contract with. Two years later, the world Lelouch built is slowly crumbling and he must "once again wear a mask to bring peace to the world."

Code Geass: Timeless Imprisonment by Blazing Firefox (AU)

  • Recommended by Moberemk
  • Synopsis: A look at a slightly different version of the normal version of events, with the author's spin on the same basic storyline in the show. The biggest difference at the start is that Clovis knows Lelouch is alive, and the story keeps going from that.
  • Comments: Awesome story, and the second-longest Code Geass fanfic out there right now. This is easily on par with Lelouch of Britannia for quality and complexity, and while some characters do get ignored at times the plot itself is impeccable.

Metronome by Lily10

  • Recommended by Hokuto
  • Sypnosis: Snippets of Nunnally's life over the years.
  • Comments: Great prose and writing style, conveys emotion wonderfully, everybody's in character, and in general, very touching. Keep in mind while reading that this was written after turn 18, and contains spoilers; however, this was written before certain revelations.

Scarred But Not Stronger by YamiPaladinofChaos

  • Recommended by Candelabra, Drakyndra
  • Synopsis: Suzaku delivers Nunally to the Emperor.
  • Comments: An incredibly good portrayal of Suzaku directly after the end of Season One, captures his character very well. Will send shivers down your spine.

The Fool Ascendant by Mikomi's Pen

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Synopsis: A general oneshot focusing on the relationship between Lelouch, Suzaku and Nunally, using Tarot cards for symbolism and diverging from canon after episode 25 of season one.

Resilience by confoozled1

  • Recommended by Sikon
  • Synopsis: The world two years after Zero Requiem.
  • Comments: An ongoing fanfic focusing on Suzaku as Zero, and attempting to "realistically" portray the aftermath of Lelouch's death instead of settling for the Happily Ever After of the series. Really well-written and in-character.

Code Geass: Age of the Chaotic Truth by CrazyNinjaPenguin

  • Recommended by Entan
  • Synopsis: Post R2. Twenty years after the end, Cornelia's daughter, Princess Ava li Britannia, is disgusted with the now-stagant Britannia. After getting a geass from "D.D." she goes to destroy Zero's lies with the most effective weapon of all: the truth.

The Power of Gods by OregTheMad

  • Recommended by Jity
  • Synopsis: Starting at about episode five of season one, this fiction focuses on Richilieu Marquis Le Dieu, a bored genius type, who one night receives a Geass from one O.O. With this new found ability, he finds himself further investigating the odd behavior of his classmate, Lelouch Lamperouge.
  • Comments: Despite having a generic premise for a protagonist, (Hell, he even does the maniacal laugh in the latest chapter), this is a decently well written story with rather believable and humorous interactions between Richelieu and O.O. The plot, with Chapter Three, seems to be picking up, so the Synopsis may change.

Code Geass: Dirge of Daedalus by Kodai Okuda

  • Recommended by: azul120
  • Synopsis: Taking place 5 years after the end of R2, it basically takes not three but four ideas and runs with them: (1) What would the state of the world (politically and socially) be like in the near-future after Zero Requiem is completed? (2) What would happen is Schneizel broke free of the geass placed upon him by Lelouch? (3) What if the ancient Greek Gods and Heroes of myth were in fact Code Bearers and Geass users? and (4): What if Lelouch really did die, but then found a way to come Back from the Dead? The following story is a war of epic proportions, one that not only engulfs the Code Geass world, but implies the involvement of many others as well...

Code Geass Megiddo by Wing Zero Alpha

  • Recommended by: swtrooper42
  • Synopsis: In a For Want of a Nail story, Lelouch sticks around long enough at the finale of season one to make ensure the Black Knights victory before going after Nunnally. This has unfortunate implications as Schneizel orders the activation of Operation Nero, the detonation of all Sakuradite deposits due to the Black Knights' impending victory. Japan is virtually destroyed as a result and Lelouch is captured and has his memories altered by the Emperor. Five years later, Lelouch is a brilliant general leading Brittania to victory against its enemies. But over the years, the remnants of the Black Knights have built up their strength in preparation for war with Brittania. All they need is a leader, and they know just where to find one.

32 Pickup by Gunpowder Gelatine

  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Synopsis: Basically, Lelouch and Cornelia team up following Marianne's death to find her killer. It's really too early in the story to know exactly where it's going but by the looks of things, Lelouch and Nunnally won't get banished here.
  • Commentary: As I said before, the story is really just getting started, but the first few chapters are really well done and the characterizations of Cornelia and Lelouch are quite good indeed. Just a small warning, there is a little bit of femslash between Cornelia and Marianne but nothing major.

Code Geass: A Different Code by Thanathos

  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Synopsis: Instead of finding C.C. in the capsule at Shinjuku, Lelouch found and recieved his Geass from V.V. This is not the end to the deviations from canon either, which include Lelouch sparing a much more likable Clovis, Kallen discovering Zero's true identity much earlier as well as recieving a geass of her own, Mao tentatively joining Lelouch and Shirley's father surviving Narita. Honestly, nothing major has come of any of these things yet, however they are worth mentioning due to the fact that these things (the last two especially) rarely happen in Code Geass fanfics.
  • Commentary: This is a very interesting AU fic. The scenes between Lelouch and V.V. are fun to read, V.V. himself is characterized quite well. The only major downside being that so far, there has been only one short appearance by C.C., however the way things are going, she may very well come back into the story very soon.

Lelouch of the Revolution by Lilyflower1987

  • Recommended by Marlee Cross, Misticsan.
  • Synopsis: Clovis discovers Lelouch and Nunnally alive in Area 11 long before Shinjuku ever happens and Lelouch winds up having to join the military so that he can be 'useful' to the empire (and also so the Emperor won't try and make use of Nunnally instead).

Lelouch of the Second Chance by kyugan (Time Travel)

  • Recommended by thatguyfromthere
  • Synopsis: Lelouch was quite prepared to die, consigned to going down in history as the Demon Emperor, the target of the world's misery. He wasn't prepared to start over from the beginning.

Revenant by YamiPaladinOfChaos

  • Recommended by Drakyndra, neothoron, GrieverVIII, enviroguy
  • Synopsis: A brutal slaughter at a combined Britannian/Black Knights military base sets off cracks in the fragile peace post-Zero Requiem. Zero, Nunnaly and the remaining Black Knights try to prevent war breaking out once more.

The Demon King by ShadowCell

  • Recommended by Nitramy, Fenrir
  • Synopsis: Was Lelouch really evil? A post-R2 fic revolving around Kallen and her search for answers.
  • Commentary: Not much I can say about this fic, except it is written very well, and nearly everyone is in character (especially C.C.).

Of Monsters And Men by Nate Grey

  • Recommended by Anonymous
  • Synopsis: A For Want of a Nail fic, with the initial change being Nunnally being one of the hostages at Lake Kawaguchi (along with Euphemia, Nina, etc).

In the End by V0ID.

  • Recommended by kyocat1
  • Synopsis: Seconds after the Demon Emperor's assassination, the world falls into chaos unlike the peace he had hoped for. Post R2 continuation. After all, brilliant schemes like the Zero Requiem do have a tendency to go awry. Alternates between Kallen, CC, Suzaku, Nunally and Lelouch's point of view. Updates WEEKLY.

Code Geass: Mao of the Deliverance by Kleptographer of Alternates

  • Recommended by The Letter D
  • Synopsis: Set before and leading into the series. After Mao is abandoned by C.C. for refusing to fulfill their contract, he sets out to save her from herself. During his search, he faces several challenges as he struggles to survive in the harsh world around him; his methods becoming increasingly questionable as his desperation grows.

More than just a Man by Thanathos

  • Recommended by Gore17, delax
  • Synopsis: "What would you give up for power?" "Anything." "Your existance as a human being?" "Yes." C.C. is not a simple immortal, but a vampire. What will change if Lelouch was no longer human when he rose up against the Empire and his father? Probably a harem

I Heard The World by YamiPaladinofChaos

  • Recommended by Drakyndra
  • Synopsis: AU. A twist of fate, a different world, and a familiar war. Kururugi Suzaku wages a crusade against the Empire of Japan and Lelouch Lamperouge struggles to find redemption for his own dark sins. The future can only accept one vision of justice, my friend.

Code Geass Reverse by Kyogre

  • Recommended by R.G.
  • Synopsis: Based on a picture on Deviant ART, role reversal AU, Oneshot. Nunally is the older sister to crippled, blind Lelouch. Kallen is in the Brittaninan army. Suzaku is a freedom fighter, out to change the resistance.
  • Comments: An intriguing AU, to be sure. Worth a read or two.

Dauntless by Allora Gale

  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Synopsis: Lelouch had been quite happy with his life. Sure they were living in obscurity, but he and Nunnally were safe. All of that changes however, when his identity is revealed and Lelouch is forced back into the fold of the Imperial family.

Changing Course by karndragon

  • Recommended by azul120
  • Synopsis: AU from R2 Episode 19 What if someone had picked up Lelouch after the betrayal of the Black Knights and changed the course of his destiny with the help from those he would have never expected.


Code Geass: Light in the Darkness by Sdebeli

  • Recommended by: GrieverVIII
  • Synopsis: Like always, it is the split-second decisions we make under pressure that have the greatest of consequences. Given a choice between seeing his beloved sister die and saving her at cost of himself, Lelouch vi Britannia made the obvious decision.

The Sum of Our Choices by Juubi-K

  • Recommended by: NotJMKeynes
  • Synopsis: AU. The Black Rebellion has succeeded, and Japan is free. Lelouch Lamperouge thought being Zero the resistance leader was tough. Now, as Zero the statesman, he must rebuild Japan, keep the EU in the war, and keep his personal life under control

Code Geass The Demon and The Dragon by Knightmare Gundam of Ni

  • Recommended by: KGON
  • Synopsis: AU based on what may be if Lelouch had a twin brother.
  • Comments: Similar to the author's other work, loaded with Technology Porn. Otherwise, it pretty much follows the general line of events with differences in the details.

Tropicana Slices by Nightsmoke

  • Recommended by Moberemk
  • Synopsis: After the fall of the 99th Emperor and one summer nursing a cold, Jeremiah stays home sick from Villetta's wedding. Introspective character study of Jeremiah as he stops to think about how two years have changed him.
  • Comments: A great Jeremiah introspective with some fascinating bits of the post-R2 world to boot. It's a very well-done oneshot, especially for fans of Jeremiah.

Passion by firelordzuko

  • Recommended by What Meme
  • Synopsis: Lelouch naturally is quite shocked when he finds himself in the Desert of Negev, 30 AD, after Zero Requiem. And why does that obscure preacher get the easy job - taking care of Nunnally - and Lelouch is going to get crucified in his place? Might offend.
  • Comments: Lelouch and Jesus switch places. Pure, unadulterated crack. The ficdom needs more of this.

From_The_Ashes by Tobi Tortue

  • Recommended by What Meme
  • Synopsis: 1200 years after the end of Britannia's Golden Age, history and archeology student Phoenix Zero studies abroad in Eastern America, exploring the long-lost Royal Britannian Cemetery. What he uncovers is only the beginning of the adventure.
  • Comments: Not sure what to say, other than I heartily recommend this.

Windhover by Muckraker

  • Recommended by Moberemk
  • Synopsis: Suzaku spends his days in opaque misery and his own brand of self-destruction. Somewhat unfortunately for him, Gino is not easily deterred. References to R2 Picture Drama 0.56 and the Rounds-themed light novel. Emotional constipation. Par for the course.
  • Comments: Seriously nice exploration of Gino and Suzaku's relationship. Well worth a read.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Awesomeness by Keith Fraser

  • Recommended by delax
  • Synopsis: Lelouch Lamperouge, genius, warrior, leader, lover, and all-around badass goes through his morning workout routine, inspects his vast collection of hi-tech weaponry and greets his many girlfriends. Parody of common fanfiction cliches.
  • Comments: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. This is a great little story that does not take itself seriously at ALL.

Pizza Delivery is Serious Buisness by sasahara17

  • recommended by Chaotic Novelist
  • Synopsis: In which Suzaku Kurugi learns the hard way that pizza delivery is serious business.
  • Comments: You know how much Pizza Hut promotion is in Code Geass? This fic takes that concept and makes a mock epic. There is just enough plausibility to make you think it could happen. Its hilarious.

The First Servant by firelordzuko

  • Recommended by msq
  • Synopsis: Faramond vi Britannia - son of a mother and no father. Long restrained by his uncle, when in the wake of a bloody civil war he is sent to Lord Gottwald's plantation, a brave new world of dark secrets, love, betrayal and masks is opened to him...

Euphemia's Bargain by Kamentantei

  • Recommended by Higurashiblood98
  • Synopsis: At the SAZ ceremony, Zero and Euphemia have a talk in private. Lelouch agrees to help Euphemia with her plan of building a better Japan, in exchange for coming out of hiding as a prince and returning to the Royal Family. He discovers that balancing out dealing with being a prince, helping the Japanese and being Zero are not working out too well and learns that Euphemia's naive dreams may come at a high cost.

Code Geass Tertio Bello by BlindDestiny

  • Recommended by Higurashiblood98
  • Synopsis: One year after the Zero Requiem, Jeremiah Gottwald's Geass Canceller accidentally affects Schneizel and eliminates the effects of Lelouch's geass, causing the madman to run amok. Meanwhile, Viceroy Nunnally is troubled by her brother's disappearance. Lelouch has awakened in a mysterious place and his geass is gone. Everyone else believes him to be dead, but it seems the world still needs him anyway.

Decay by firelordzuko

  • Recommended by msq
  • Synopsis: The problem with immortality is, if you're ever unable to move on, you're stuck with your past. AU set centuries after a Zero Requiem Gone Horribly Wrong.

Crossovers

Galton's Children by LVDB

  • Recommended by Tar Amandil
  • Synopsis: An Elfen Lied / Code Geass Crossover. Lelouch first met Lucy when they were ten years old—a meeting that he no longer remembers. He's remained in the royal family ever since. Seven years later, they meet again in Area Eleven just as Lelouch is about to launch his bid for the throne...
  • Comments: The author does a good job meshing the two plots together, although he (she?) focuses less on the rest of the cast (noticeably C.C.) than I'd like. Despite this, the chapters "written" by Lelouch are pretty good at imitating his thought process, and Lucy's Mood Whiplash from lovestruck teenage girl to sociopathic mass murderer are quite entertaining. R-1 just finished.

One and Only Son by Juubi-K

  • Recommended by: Steve the Corn Muffin, Cirexreview, papercut
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Code Geass/Gundam 00 crossover. After the Kingdom of Krugis falls to Britannia in 2004 ATB, Knight of One Bismarck Waldstein adopts a young Soran Ibrahim (Setsuna F. Sei) as his son and rechristens him as Alexander B. Waldstein. As he grows into a young man, Alexander must deal with all the hazards and intrigue of Britannian court politics, war, the growing issue of terrorism and unrest in the far east, romance, and his own personal insecurites of being a foreigner raised in a society of bigoted elitists. Oh, and the other Gundam 00 characters are going to be in it, as well.

Fate: Nightmare Apatheia by HeavyValor

  • Recommended by crazyeater
  • Synopsis: “Welcome to Fate/Nightmare Apatheia. Welcome to the war.” A deceptively simple crossover between Code Geass and Fate/stay night. The Holy Grail War becomes the deciding element in Charles’s and the Grail’s plans for Instrumentality, leading to a guaranteed Gambit Pileup revolving around Servants and Immortals. One of each falls into the hands of two Ashford Academy students, Servant Saber for Shirou Emiya and the Immortal C.C. for Lelouch Lamperouge. With both Servants and Immortals scattered throughout the world, the Holy Grail War is escalated to a global conflict, promising a new release to Angra Mainyu, All The World’s Evil.

FateGeass: The Eden Vital War by AlfheimWanderer

  • Recommended by Steve the Corn Muffin
  • Synopsis: Set in an altered Code Geass universe with Fate/stay night elements mixed into it, this fic tells the story of the most recent Eden Vital War, a ritual established to minimize damage in resolving disputes between Code-bearers with different visions for the future of the World of C, since the last dispute resulted in a world-spanning war that destroyed Atlantis and nearly caused The End of the World as We Know It. But, as the cast of Code Geass isn't exactly known for following rules, V.V. decides to stack the deck by sealing away C.C. before the War in order to prevent her from stopping Instrumentality. C.C. does not take kindly to this, and upon her release during the Shinjuku Incident, appoints Lelouch as the 8th champion of the War - Avenger, the wielder of Absolute Retribution.

Eternal Geass Moon: The Garden of Sinners by AlfheimWanderer

  • Recommended by StevetheCornMuffin
  • Synopsis: This one is a crossover between Code Geass and Kara no Kyoukai, in a world where hidden powers lie just beneath the surface, with a more comprehensive system of supernatural abilities replacing Geass - magecraft, psychic abilities, and even demonic abilities all drawn from the work of Kinoko Nasu's. In other words, its a Code Geass / Nasuverse fic, with the story of the Black Rebellion set against the backdrop of the Nasuverse itself. Characters from Tsukihime, Melty Blood, and Fate Stay Night as well as from KNK also appear in the story and have roles that affect the plot in some shape or form.


Zero vs Kira by CrossoverManiac

  • Recommended by feral
  • Synopsis: Death Note Crossover, A Britannian world-breaching experiment brings Light Yagami to the Code Geass world. Now Light is out for Britannian blood... and Lelouch is jealous.
  • Comments: An ongoing series... (and though his plans are going well so far, it also seems that Light has also replaced Lelouch as the universe’s personal Butt Monkey while Lulu unknowingly reaps the benefits of the Butterfly Effect.) Now with tropes page.

Pokemon: Lelouch of the Revolution by Sam Jaz

  • Recommended by Arc Varanus
  • Synopsis: In a world where pokemon are used as the fulcrum of industry and warfare in liu of Knightmare Frames, one boy is given the power to strike back at the heart of the nation that betrayed him - the power of the King.

Code Geass 50K: Lelouch of the Imperium by Soraga

  • Recommended by R.G.
  • Synopsis: In the fifty-first millenium,the Imperium of Man is in the final stages of collapse. As the forces of Abaddon the Despoiler close in on Terra, humanity's final stronghold, their only hope is the Emperor's forgotten solders: the Black Knights.

The Chess Match by anja-chan

  • Recommended by Lekonar, Candelabra
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Death Note Crossover, After the Britannian Empire invades Japan in search of Kira, Light finds himself in the perfect position to find the true names of the Nobility: Ashford Academy. Enter Lelouch, a chessboard, and a clash of philosophy...
  • Additional Info: Code Geass/Death Note crossover. This is the best DN/CG I've seen. It updates very slowly, but the characters are very IC and the plot is clever and engaging.

JUSTICE by Slayer Anderson

  • Recommended by Darksidevoid
  • Synopsis: Lelouch, Zero, chose to make a stand against injustice, tyranny, and oppression. He never really expected to have to take a stand against zombies, bio-weapons, or Old Ones...Uh-oh.

Hight of Power by Setsuna F. Satoru (Code Geass, Death Note, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Crossover)


Soul Chess by Draconichero20 (Code Geass, Bleach Crossover)

  • Recommended by Rock2161
  • Synopsis: After the Zero Requiem, Lelouch goes to the Rukongai. There he meets Gin and Rangiku, and shortly decides to become a soul reaper. The story follows Lelouch as he becomes a soul reaper and rises through the ranks. See the trope page for more details.


The War Of Kings by Pale Wolf

    • Fanfiction.Net link is here.
  • Recommended by Jiven
  • Crossover with Fate/stay night
  • Synopsis: The Holy Grail War is taking place in Fuyuki at the same time Kallen's resistance is stealing CC. When Lelouch protected that purple-haired girl from the fighting between terrorists and Brittanians, he didn't think he will be able to seize an extraordinary opportunity. Lelouch, as Master of Lancer, will try to grasp this wish with his own hands and to destroy Britannia. And doing his level best to put some more 'war' in the Holy Grail War.
  • Comments: A newborn fan fiction who shows great promise. Some original flavor, good characterization, good use of drama, and really well-paced action.

Red Geass by elarielf

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Crossover with The Mentalist
  • Synopsis: The death of a person of unknown origin at Ashford Academy wouldn't normally warrent the Area Burreau of Investigation. But when the suspects are an Eleven in the military and his odd friend, Jane might be a little too good at his job for his own good.
  • Comments: You wouldn't think Code Geass would cross over well with a crime/drama show, but you'd be wrong. This is a very, very good piece of fanfic, and it works fine even if you've never seen The Mentalist (I enjoyed it despite never having even heard of Mentalist) - just as a good detectives fic in general.

A New Road of Hope by RealmOfEmptiness

  • Recommended by amitakartok
  • Crossover with A Certain Magical Index
  • Synopsis: Chased away from his family and his home, he finally found a new road. And now he is back to show it to the world.
  • Comments: Well... if you thought Lelouch getting a mind control Geass made his job of raising a rebellion too easy, what if he instead becomes Accelerator with an added bonus of sanity? Bad news for Britannia, that's what.

Geass Rider Zero Knight by kyugan

  • Recommended by: Little Serge
  • Crossover with: Kamen Rider
  • Synopsis: Lelouch Lamperouge had grown bored of the humdrum cycle that had become his life. Little did he expect to be drawn into a world of combat and intrigue, which lurked just beyond the looking glass. Let's Ride.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

My Mirror, Sword and Shield by spirithorse

  • Recommended by jarta
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Lelouch
  • Synopsis: AU. Suzaku always knew that Lloyd was eccentric, but he never expected Lloyd to build a time machine, let alone one that worked. Nor did he expect to be transported eighteen years into the past and meet the infamous Demon King. Based on the movie Back to the Future.
  • Comments: One of the most cleverly written time travel fics I've ever read in any fandom. The plot and characters are well written and very intriguing. The relationship between Suzaku and Lelouch as knight and emperor, and the shifting POV of multiple characters are fascinating. The whole series can also be found here

Slices of C.C. by Kiki Kayashi

  • Recommended by Lee, Darkaros
  • Pairing(s): Lelouch/C.C.
  • Synopsis: Random stories involving C.C. and her interactions with other characters, particularly Lelouch, Nunally, and oddly Tamaki. Lelouch and Kallen slowly lose their minds.
  • Comments: Hilarious, and stays in character for the most part, Lelouch's ass staring aside. It's also complete, and the author had mentioned the possibility of an R2 based sequel before, so let's cross our fingers.

The Castaway Prince by ClockMaker411

  • Pairing: Lelouch/Kallen
  • Synopsis: After coming to her rescue, Kallen is given a chance to show her feelings for Lelouch. How will that confession bear on his already tremulous relationship with C.C., who has, unbeknownst to him, claimed him for herself?
  • Comments: An excellent fic with spot-on characterization and a heartbreakingly beautiful story. It is a lemon fic, but the lemon is well-written and ties into the story. I highly recommend it.

Memories Of The Rebellion, by youngde

  • Recommended by Rogue 7
  • Pairing: Lelouch/Kallen
  • Synopsis: Kallen, stuck in Britannian prison, reflects on her life and her relationship with Lelouch.
  • Comments: A well-written, honest look at Kallen's character, with particular emphasis placed on her relationship with Lelouch, all of which is well though out, well-written, and compelling. Written midway through the series, so later events are not mentioned.

The Charlatans of Circumstance by LawliPop

  • Recommended by Eriyu
  • Pairing: Lelouch/Suzaku
  • Synopsis: AU. Lelouch is tired of constantly being nagged by his mother about marriage, so he comes up with the perfect solution: pretend that he's already engaged! His only problem is that he doesn't want the woman to develop real feelings for him... Enter Suzaku, down on his luck and willing to do just about anything to get money to pay for his sickly cousin's medicine. Even wear a dress and pretend to be some rich jerk's fiance.
  • Comments: Funny, surprisingly in-character, and just all-around awesome. And Suzaku in a skirt is always a bonus.

The Game of Kings by Lord Bear

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Pairing: Lelouch/Kallen
  • Synopsis: After the events of Zero Requiem, Zero and the Black Knights are fighting bitterly against Schneizel—and losing. What they need is a saviour, someone who can outwit Schneizel and restore morale with flare. But the only person who can do that is dead... isn't he?

Other Side of the Revolving Door by inconstant heart

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Pairing: Lelouch/Kallen
  • Synopsis: Lelouch visits Kallen in prison before the completion of Zero Requiem. Oneshot.
  • Comments: Perfectly in-character, a very good look at what had become of their relationship throughout the series, and a believable reason for why Kallen caught on to the plan so quickly. Bittersweet.

Primary Gain by Anlaaria

  • Recommended by Tensa-chan
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Lelouch, among many others, some Slash and some not.
  • Synopsis: AU. Suzaku is an FBI agent with serious issues, serious denial and a death wish. It's Dr. Lamperouge's job to try to get him sorted out...but things get disrupted when Lelouch's past comes back to haunt him.
  • Comments: Well-written, believable, and will make you run through the whole gamut of human emotion.

Remix of Your Godsby YamiPaladinofChaos

  • Recommended by chibiaries
  • Pairing:Lelouch/Shirley
  • Synopsis: A coming of age story tinted with tragedy and regret.
  • Comments: One of the best LuluShirley fics I have ever read. Short, but powerful, each sentence packs layers upon layers of emotion. Below are my favorite lines from the story:

“I’ll…” Protect you. Love you. Pretty little lies he can whisper in her ear, and then dance away to burn the world and pretend he’s not a monster.
“I will…” Hurt you. Break you. This is the truth.
But the truth is ugly, and Lelouch has always preferred his lies, because he doesn’t know how else to live.

For Two by Dear Aerith

  • Recommended by Sycu
  • Pairing: Lelouch/Kallen
  • Synopsis: Post-Zero Requiem. Kallen is trying to live in the world Lelouch made with his death. A world he's not in anymore.
  • Comments: A very sad story, but at the same time it felt kind of hopeful(to me at least). The author's style of writing is unique, and it reminds me somewhat of a poem.

Ignore The Comedians by YamiPaladinOfChaos

  • Recommended by Marlee Cross, Drakyndra
  • Pairing: Lelouch/C.C.
  • Summary: Several months before Zero Requiem, C.C. forces Lelouch to marry her so after he's dead, she can partake in the new widow's discount at Pizza Hut.
  • Commentary: This one is very funny and features (in my opinion) one of the most hilarious exchanges of dialouge between Lelouch and Suzaku ever. Despite being mainly a humor fic, it does manage to be romantic (or at least, as romantic as a Lelouch/C.C. pairing could realistically get).

The Truth Hurts by FireIceWindEarth

  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Pairing: Lelouch/C.C.
  • Summary: While in an extremely bad mood, Lelouch stupidly attempts to geass C.C. and accidentally geasses himself instead. C.C. uses this to order Lelouch to tell everyone how he really feels about them. Hilarity ensues.
  • Commentary: This one is very funny. The best part probably being the 'character assessment sheets' Lelouch, as Zero, hand out to the Black Knights and their reactions to them (my personal favorites being Tamaki's and Xinge's).

Now Comes the Night by the Black Rose

  • Recommended by Autumn Berry Bliss
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Euphemia
  • Synopsis: Set between episodes 11 and 12 of the first season, it focuses on the aftermath of Suzaku's traumatic flashback given to him by C.C., and Euphemia's caring of him, despite protests from those in charge around her, and even protesting from himself.
  • Comments: This is a well-written fic that manages to keep everyone very much in-character. It prominently features remnants of the C.C. flashback, introducing an inner conflict within Suzaku as he struggles to understand why Euphemia went out of her way to help "just a soldier." Great character development happens between the pair in a short two chapters.
    • Note: The link above leads to the lemon-free version on Fanfiction.net. However, the more mature version is highly recommended as well, if only so the tension in the story will build up to a more satisfactory ending: the lemon version can be found here.

Higanbana by teno-hikari

  • Recommended by Nyan132
  • Parings: Ougi/Lelouch
  • Synopsis: The equinox flower symbolized bewitching, unluckiness, grief, parting, and death. Falling in love with an amnesiac Zero; Ohgi wonders if this is Mother Nature's way of teaching him that even the most inauspicious of her creations are still beautiful.
  • Comments: Absolutely Beautiful. Despite the crack pairing, this fic is one of the best I've read for this particular fandom. The characters are very IC even Amnesiac!Lelouch. This fic has me addicted to this particular pairing and leaves me wanting more at the end of each chapter.

Blackmail Gone Wrong by Neo Diji

  • Recommended by Eriyu
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Lelouch
  • Synopsis: The social implications of a Britannian dating an Eleven. Before there were consequences for it, there was their relationship itself. Being together seemed right—like moving into checkmate.
  • Comments: Very well-written, and very plotty.

Forever, With You by Virtual Draconium

  • Recommended by Eriyu
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Lelouch
  • Synopsis: They thought Zero Requiem would be the end of their problems. However, due to unexpected events a considerable amount of time later, the two are brought together once more.
  • Comments: Again, very well-written, and very plotty.

Just Like Magic! by Vermillion Lies

  • Recommended by Eriyu
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Lelouch
  • Synopsis: Fairy tale AU. Suzaku is on a quest to rescue a princess from a tower, but accidentally goes to the wrong tower, and finds Lelouch instead.
  • Comments: Hilarious, well-written, and gets surprisingly emotional as it goes. The ending wasn't my favorite, but it's still amazing. There's also a spin-off here: Imitation Magic.

The Ghost in the Machine by RobinRocks

  • Recommended by Eriyu
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Lelouch
  • Synopsis: Lelouch can't let the world be and, likewise, Suzaku can't turn his back on his prince, no matter how much he wants to. The world might not be so easy to change this time around, however. Their enemy? Geass itself.
  • Comments: Sexy Suzalulu + brilliant plot = amazing fic.

The_Dragon_that_Protected_the_Rose_Garden by RukawaGF

  • Recommended by What Meme
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Lelouch+Rolo+Gino
  • Synopsis: Six months after the ending of R1, Suzaku accidentally runs into Lelouch.
  • Comments: The interaction between Suzaku and amnesiac!Lelouch is a beautiful thing.

370_Days_In_A_Year by Recode

  • Recommended by What Meme
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Lelouch
  • Synopsis: AU "On his bed by the window overlooking the invisible shadows of the sky or out in the garden bathed in sunshine, Lelouch vi Britannia counts the passing days… 320… 360… 365…"
  • Comments: In which Lelouch survives Zero Requiem and a good chunk of the rest of the cast wait for him to start speaking again. Better than I can explain, and with a sweet twist at the end.

Decayed by Rex_Sun

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Pairing: Some Suzaku/Lelouch and Kaguya/Lelouch (and maybe a teeny hint of Euphemia/Lelouch?)
  • Synopsis: AU "Suzaku dies that day in Shinjuku, and Lelouch sets off on a different path: one that is destined to decay with time./ Alternate storyline. Gore. All pairings mild."
  • Comments: Very incharacter, clever, and very dark. The author does have a completed version up, which they have a link to in their profile, but this is apparently going to be the more polished version when it's done.

Blank Slate by rkemy

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Pairing: Suzaku/Lelouch
  • Synopsis: AU "This is what Suzaku wakes up to: a white ceiling, a dead princess, and no memories whatsoever. At rock bottom, he's trying to piece his life back together. And then there is this Lelouch guy who claims to be his boyfriend."
  • Comments: It's all from amnesiad-Suzaku's point of view, so far, which makes it very interesting as the reader watches him trying to piece together what his life was, and tries to piece together what parts of Lelouch's story are false at the same time.

A Pizza Hut Ending by sasahara17

  • Recommended by Electroninja
  • Pairing: Lelouch/Kallen
  • Synopsis: Ten years after the Zero-Requiem, Kallen meets a Pizza Hut delivery guy in Norway.
  • Comments: One of the funniest things I've ever read. Its definitely something of a Crack Fic, but its an oddly plausible one. Besides, it made my inner Shipper smile.

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