Name: Suzaku Kururugi
Canon: Code Geass
Canon point: As Knight of Zero, during the time where they are trying to take down F.L.E.I.J.A
Simply put, Suzaku is a hero with a martyr complex, who was born into the wrong genre of anime by accident. Suzaku is content when sacrificing himself for others, be that physically in battle or emotionally putting their needs and rights over his. He is a serial atoner and has been ever since murdering his father at the age of ten. As a result of this
incident he decided that the end never justifies the means.
This philosophy pretty much defines Suzaku’s life, at the beginning of the series he refuses to kill civilians; the first time we see this is him refusing to kill Lelouch and being shot as a result. He will go as far as to disobey orders in order to save civilians even when he knows he will be punished. He does however have no problems with being ordered to lay his life down and will obey calmly.
Of course, living in the world that he does, this strong moral standpoint slips every time it comes into conflict with his others loyalties: his loyalty to Japan and its people; his loyalty to the Britannian Army who he swore to serve; or to those who he cares about and wishes to protect. Because of the things he has done in the past, he firmly believes that he deserves to die and, though he never goes as far as explicitly attempting suicide, he has no qualms about putting himself in danger, fighting on past what is sane and reasonable, in the hope of achieving death. This deathwish forced Lelouch to cast a Geass on him: the order to “live on”, which has many horrific and far-reaching consequences, ironically making Suzaku hate himself even more.
For the most part Suzaku finds himself loyal to causes more than people, and will serve anyone who he believes will allow him to do what is right. This does mean he has a tendency for betraying those around him once they no longer fulfil these criteria; indeed he betrayed his own people, by joining the army of the nation who had invaded and colonised them. He then later betrays Lelouch to the Emperor after Euphemia’s death and so becomes a Knight of the Round, he also betrays Nunnally by using her as bait, and then Lelouch for a second time, albeit inadvertently. He then betrays the Emperor to join with Schneizel as part of a deal to become Knight of One, and finally betrays Schneizel to join with Lelouch for the sake of Zero Requiem.
After he fires F. L. E. I. J. A on Tokeyo he goes through a shift of personality. He realises that his way of living, being a soldier and yet hating violence is not feasible and starts to lose his ideals of the means never justifying the end. He believes he has crossed a line and nothing he can do will make it better and so during Zero Requiem he does horrific things in the name of his final goal of saving the world.
Outside of battle situations Suzaku is polite and reserved but cautiously friendly. He drifts through levels of formality depending on who he is with and how well he knows them. When he started Lelouch’s school he waited for the other students to approach him first and to accept him before he became relaxed around to them (which was probably smart as he met horrid prejudice and bullying due to being Japanese in a Britannian school) once the other students accepted him he became friendly and came to care for them a lot.
Form: Slash Harkens (Dual Hook Shots) Here
- Last Stand
- Durability Boost
- Agility Boost
- Form Change (Changes to dual spears)
- All Knowledge of how to drive a Knightmare Frame
- Euphemia's Face
- That Lelouch is Zero
- That he detonated F.L.E.I.J.A on Tokyo
- How to put on a Yukata
- How to speak Japanese
- That he is under a Live on Geass
- Names of the student council (apart from Nunnally and Lelouch)
- What cat fur feels like
- The moment of Euphemia's death