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|“||I called because there's something I want you to tell everyone for me... The sky; make sure no-one looks up at the sky. Lelouch... is there anyone you could ever hate so much that you'd actually want to kill them? ...I used to feel that sort of thinking was unacceptable, that unless you follow the rules, killing someone was just murder. But now... it's hatred that's guiding me. I'm fighting to kill someone. I'm going to become a murderer in the skies of Tokyo.||„|
|~ Suzaku to Lelouch.|
Suzaku Kururugi is the anti-heroic deuteragonist of the anime series Code Geass. He is the best friend of Lelouch vi Britannia, with the two having known each other since childhood and being one of the few people who knows about his and Nunnally's status as royalty outcasts. After Japan was invaded by Britannia, and renamed Area 11, Suzaku became loyal to Britannia. He followed law and became a knight in order to protect people, and stop fighting.
He is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Yuri Lowenthal in the English version of the anime.
Suzaku is a fairly tall young boy (almost as tall as Lelouch) with light brown hair and forest green eyes. He is usually clothed in a white nightmare frame battle suit.
Suzaku is a rather controversial boy as well as a well-intentioned extremist. Instead of following Lelouch's ideals to crush Britannia to save Japan, Suzaku opted to change Britannia from the inside, to help Japan, and he is willing to crush Japanese freedom fighters and terrorists in order to achieve this (even those that share his ultimate goals, such as the Kyoto Group). Speaking of that, he got chosen to pilot the Humongous Mecha Lancelot, which enables him to defeat several people. He becomes even better when Lelouch gives him a Geass to live, allowing him to do otherwise-impossible physical feats. He often tells people that "results obtained using the wrong means are meaningless," which means he opposes Zero for using terrorism to achieve his ends.
Later, he finds love in Princess Euphemia li Britannia, and got picked as her Knight, nonetheless. But after a certain incident that made him lose her very cruelly and messily, he blamed Zero for it and became more "honest", showing more brutality and less restraint. Even after the revelation that Zero is Lelouch, Suzaku did not falter and turned against his best friend.
In the second season, Suzaku becomes a Knight of the Round and hopes to advance to the rank of Knight the First, since it will grant him honorary rule of any area. He plans to take control of Area 11 (Japan) and use his position to help the Japanese people.