Liar’s Remorse

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Video: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Audio: Radiohead – Karma Police
Premiere Date: 2009
Status: Downloadable, Not Streamable, Streamable
Genre(s): Character Profile, Drama, Serious
Cons/Awards: n/a
Outside Links: .org
Categories: Music videos, Featured videos

I rushed to make an AMV before I went to boot camp. This is it.

Even if there is a serious time of war, is lying truly the path that should be taken?
Lying, even for good intentions, will only cause pain and misery.
This is what “Liar’s Remorse” is about.

The files –
B3 and B5 are betas. B3 is unfinished and has some audio in a different place. B5 is finished sans some final minor tweaks.
The other files are the finished versions. But I’m not sure which version is actually the original. It’s possible they both came straight from premiere, in which case avi (XviD) is probably the best quality.

VIDEO STORY (Probably good to watch video BEFORE reading) :
The video is “backwards” in that it begins with the main character being “arrested” and ends with him just beginning to turn into Zero/put on the mask.

The beginning defines the characters- the “karma police”(Susaku & emperor) and then of course “This man”(lelouche) and “this girl”(C.C.).
[although there’s some crossover between CC and the karma police, truthfully I believe she belongs to both groups]

The 1st act, 1: 21 – 1:36 details that Lelouche’s crimes only bring death, and at 1:37 – 1:47 we discover that the reason for these atrocious crimes is that Lelouche is actually zero, the metaphorical mask we put upon ourselves “for the greater good”.

1: 48 – 2:11, the 2nd act, shows us that old friendships die hard. And despite us wanting to trust our lying friends, when we do so it only brings harm to us, as well. This is further insinuated by the 3rd act/climax, 2:11 – 2:32, with the whole japanese massacre. Possibly Lelouche’s worst mistake, but Zero’s greatest success.

2:32 – 2:35 just shows lelouche identifying with Susaku’s loss- he relates it to Nunally and his mother, which was his reason for becoming zero in the first place.
2: 36 – 2:45ish just shows how our mistakes can often lead to disastrous consequences, and 2:45ish through the end shows us that despite knowing we are wrong in what we are doing, we can’t help but continue to put the mask on, as now it has become habitual.
And the story will repeat, as that is A Liar’s Remorse.