After Episode 14 aired suddenly it all became clear to me. At least it seems that way. I think I’ve finally gotten to the root of the mystery of the Geass, the overarching plot element of the entire series. I’m going to try and piece it all together within the article itself so continue from this point at your own descretion if you think I could conceivably be correct. The date Is Thursday July 17th, 2008. The time, 5:05AM. Here goes.
A Statue Of The Gods Lies In Ruin. Charles And V.V Are The Likely Culprit
Theory: First let us talk about Charles and V.V’s pact to destroy God. I have been puzzling for the longest time as to how this could fit into the series, and then it hit me. It’s a metaphore. Charles pact with V.V was not to destroy God in the literal sense, but organized religion. Why would they want to destroy religion and why does Charles believe it to be the worlds lie.
4 People Gather On A Day That Will Change The Course Of History. All Of Them However Have Different Goals. They Are C.C, V.V, Marianne And Charles
C.C The Persecuted Witch
C.C The Tortured
C.C The Branded
C.C The Leader Of Her People
C.C The Immortal Witch was one. Having been persecuted all her life for what she is (and that I remain unsure of) she formed the Geass Cult as a means of protection and sought to live in secrecy. She would influence history when she felt it would ensure the safety of her people and would even be photographed inteverning in World War I, but other then that she was purely reactive, despite all the suffering she had to endure at the hands of religious persecutors. She would give the gift of Geass to those who she would take in to her organization, but otherwise it was for preservational purposes. They would remain in hiding in the for many years, always in fear.
However not all of her followers were satisfied with this and some even sought revenge and influence. Among those forerunners was V.V, brother of Charles who was in love with Marianne. All of them would form a close bond….or so it would seem. C.C eventually saw the danger of V.V and his rising influence among the Geass users and the upheaval he was causing in Britannia itself, but by the time he had taken power from her it was to late. She was driven out and fled into the Chinese Federation (where the Geass Cult had relocated to) and was looking for a way to stop him.
C.C Meets Her First New Disciple As An Outcast
Eventually she would run into Mao and try to strike up a bond with him and have him be her piece in stopping V.V. He would end up a failure in this regard though and his becoming driven insane by the voices in his head would cause C.C to become bitter and to lose hope in the beliefs she had been fighting for in vain all these years. The belief that the witches and warlocks could one day coexist with the people of the world.
C.C Watches Over Her Friends Son
Charles And V.V Had Been Aware Of C.C’s Initial One Woman Resistance All Aong And Were Working To Capture Her Before She Could Interfere In Their Plans. They Would Fail In This Endeavour And Eventually V.V Would Appear To Pay The Price
C.C Is Forced To Confront The Reality Of Her Situation In An Accidental Mind Meld With Suzaku
C.C Returns To The Place Where It All Begun And Is Forced To Right Their Wrongs Despite The Pain It Causes Her
She would eventually make her way to Japan and watch over the son of her friend as he came of age. V.V would catch up to her in the meantime though and have Charles invade Japan in order to find the one person that could ruin their plans. Eventually she would be captured by V.V and offered as a gift to his brother Charles, but not before being saved by a chance intervention by the Japanese Liberation Front. She would meet Lelouch Vi Britannia, the daughter of her best friend and realize it. From there she knew they had similar goals and would try to help them both realize them. Her cold attitude towards him is not one of disrespect, but one of necessity, for she knows that to think for one second that she is using the son of her best friend to destroy the organization, the family she had attempted to create and still cares for would be to much to bear.
V.V. The Warlock
V.V was once C.C’s most trusted disciple as a member of the Geass Cult, but he did not believe in her policy of hiding in fear, self-defence or even the thought of coexisting with the rest of the world. He sought plain old revenge for the persecution he was forced to endure at the hands of religion and sought to destroy it. While C.C most likely did not agree with this sentiment she turned a blind eye and V.V eventually sought out the noble Knight of Round named Charles who V.V and Charles himself claim to be brothers. Charles had ideals for changing the corrupt Britannian Emprie for the better and V.V convinced him to help him bring an end to this religion as the best way to do this by helping him claim the throne.
V.V’s Geass Cult Has No Qualms About Intervening In The Politics Of The World Wherever It Suits Them
V.V used the influence of the Geass Cult and it’s assassins to help him achieve the throne. Unfortunately this didn’t not change anything as both of them came to realize and they noted that humanity still remained the same. V.V wanted more action and sought to further his revenge possibly seeking no more then the blood of all humans to be spilt for the tortures he endured a long time ago. However Charles was no longer interested. He had met the love of his life in Marianne and together they would try to further the interests of the people of the empire through there position.
V.V Is Obsessed With The Bond He Shares With Charles
V.V Belies His Scorn For Marianne To Jeremiah. He Continues To Despise Even Her Name To This Day Even Though He Killed Her Long Ago
Marianne became greatly admired by the people for her gentle nature and compassion and had no known enemies, but for the brother of her Charles himself. V.V would soon become jealous of Marianne for not only stealing his “brothers” attention away from him, but also ruining the plans he needed Charles influence as Emperor for. She needed to go and so she did when he ordered the Geass Cult to unleash a surprise slaughter at her estate that nobody saw coming or could defend against. She was murdered, her daughter Nunally maimed and her son Lelouch traumatized by the incident. From there V.V would lie to Charles about the incident and convince him that he must have revenge. C.C would be driven out of the Geass Cult or perhaps leave on her own to try and find a way to stop V.V and find a way to look after the children of her friend and possibly avenge her.
Eventually V.V with the help of Britannia’s resources would build the Sword of Akasha to “Destroy God” and bring us to where we are today. What they will do remains to be seen, but it has been stated by those who bear witness to his plans that it could be the greatest crime ever perperated against humanity.
Charles, The True Patriot Of Man
Charles desired change within the empire much like Suzaku as a former Knight of Rounds. He heard the story of what happened to C.C and V.V, the latter being his brother (or so he claims) and saw the true nature of man and religion as unjust. He sought to rectify this and agreed to a pact with V.V to help him claim the throne of Britannia so that he could change the empire. A deal with the devil that would not pan out as he planned.
Once he got their and despite his efforts to abolish religion, he saw that humanity hadn’t change at all. He felt that V.V had deceived him and what’s more, he had fallen deeply in love with Marianne his fellow Knight who would become his favourite Queen. He felt that together with her they could try and change the empire and for a time it seemed to be working as tried to return to the path of light. However V.V was not content and still wanted his revenge and would order his Geass Cult to assassinate Marianne. It would be the final straw for Charles.
Charles The Conqueror
Charles was distraught over the death of his beloved Marianne and would become vulernable to V.V lies again who would use it as an example to show the true nature of man. Charles would then become embittered and start to believe in V.V’s cause that mankind needed to be changed through force and would become a brutal tyrant. Invading as much of the know world as he could he would impose a belief in social darwinism, the polar opposite of faith and religion in order to try and expel that which he believe to be evil.
Charles And V.V Stand At The Sword Of Akasha
Even His Own Children Are Considered Obstacles To Him Now
Nothing would stand in Charles way anymore, V.V now had his ear. He would send Britannia’s greatest minds to the headquarters of the Geass cult to help V.V in his plans and his own progeny would begin to question his actions. First would be Lelouch who sought answers but was banished from the kingdom instead with his sister. Later would come Clovis, Euphemia and eventually greatest of all Cornelia. It didn’t matter to him though as his plans with V.V are nearing completion. Bartley now warns before his death of the greatest crime in history that is about to be perpetrated against humanity. Will C.C, Lelouch and possibly Marianne from beyond the grave be able to stop him or make him see the truth?
Perhaps He Has Started To Catch Onto V.V’s Deceit
Is He Ready To Carry Out His Plans And Judge Humanity, Or To Redeem Himself
Only time will tell.
Marianne The Compassionate
Marianne With Her Friend C.C
Marianne Shows Her Gentle Nature
Marianne the former Knight of Round would fall in love with her comrade Charles and become close friends with an acquintance of Charles Brother V.V. That was C.C and both believed in a policy of peace and that humanity while it had the capacity to persecute, also had the capacity for love, justice and tolerance. Marianne upon becoming Queen her best to make the better traits of humanity more widespread. Soon she became beloved by nearly all, but V.V grew jealous and saw her as a threat to his plans for revenge against humanity.
Marianne Is Murdered By The Geass Cult
The day came when V.V sent the Geass Cult to eliminate her as a threat and C.C warned her of this. Believing her fate inevitable she had her guard reduced to the bare minimum that night to prevent unnecessary loss of life, asked C.C to look after her son and daughter and resigned herself. Her death would have lasting repercussion on the very fabric of Britannian society, but the change she desired would not come about. Her death would in fact result in the opposite and Britannia would soon become a brutal empire.
Marianne Through C.C Will Not Allow Any Harm To Come To Lelouch
C.C Meets Lelouch Who Is Now All Grown Up And Is Saved From Capture By V.V And Charles
From beyond the grave she has apparently managed to maintain contact from C.C in some manner. She wishes to rectify what she can through C.C and her guide her son to the path of virtue that she so strongly wished for everybody to follow and has made C.C promise that she will do everything in her power to make sure he is protected.
Conclusion: The battle between C.C/Marianne and V.V continues to this very day with Lelouch and Charles as their chosen proxy pieces. The fate of the world may hang in the balance as these two titans reach the peak of their power.
Keep in mind while I sound absolutely certain of this theory, I have just written it as such for force of effect and am in fact not entirely certain. Nobody can ever be certain of the future, but nonetheless this is my theory as I gather the pieces and try to put them together. There are anamolies of course. Fore example I am not sure as to how V.V and Charles are brothers as V.V should be many many years older then Charles. Perhaps that is the first lie he convinced him of among many others.
What I am almost certain of however is that Lelouch is now walking the path his father walked many years ago and is now becoming like him. Karen played Lelouch’s Marianne and tried to bring him back to the path of light, but Rolo ruined it for him now by killing Shirley and now he seems to have abandoned his principles once again. Charles appears to have had seesawed back and forth too between very good then somewhat evil, good then very evil. The problem is that if Lelouch does go down the path of the warlock then V.V all but wins in his attempt to paint humanity as brutal persecutors. It’s all getting really interest and so many plot threads are overlapping and coming together to paint one hell of a complex picture. Only time will tell what becomes of it all, but for now I believe I know where it all began at long last.