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Clovis la Britannia (クロヴィス ラ ブリタニア, Kurovuisu ra Buritania), 24 years old, was the Third Prince of the Holy Britannian Empire and the original Viceroy of Area 11 introduced in the first season. He is voiced by Nobuo Tobita in Japanese and in English by Sam Riegel.


Clovis is a very handsome man with blonde hair that falls right behind his shoulders, with a piece falling between his blue eyes. He wears a purple royal suit with gold patterns, a white handkerchief, black pants, and long white gloves.


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Clovis' Paintings

Based on what his family mentioned of him and how he acted throughout his life, Clovis was somewhat of a snob to anyone outside the Imperial Family, whom he loved. During his role as the Viceroy of Area 11, he commissioned many extravagant complexes for both Eleven and Britannian use. However, he cares very little about those whom he deems as under him. He shares this viewpoint with other Britannians. At one point, he even goes as far as ordering the execution of thousands to preserve his position.

He is a ladies' man, designing many revealing or provocative swimsuits and dresses (as implied by Euphemia li Britannia during a trip to the beach with Cornelia in the manga). He is also a naive, vain, and ineffective ruler.

Character Outline[]

Clovis la Britannia is the Third Prince of the Britannian Imperial Family, son of Gabrielle la Britannia and biological older brother of Laila la Britannia. He's also Lelouch vi Britannia's older half-brother. Before Lelouch and Nunnally were exiled to Japan, Clovis had a relatively good relationship with Lelouch's family and always took the time to visit Lelouch and play chess with him. Although he lost time after time, Clovis was not discouraged and viewed Lelouch as a rival in chess. Clovis enjoys art and his sister, Euphemia, notes that he is a talented painter.

Clovis eventually went to Area 11 to become its viceroy being told that Lelouch and Nunnally had died there, unaware of his lost siblings' position as political hostages who had remained alive but in hiding. At some point, he had an amusement park, called Clovisland, built. He is timid by nature, but he has narcissistic attitude and disdain of the Elevens (displayed by his not hesitating in ordering the complete eradication of the Shinjuku Ghetto, despite the presence of hundreds of civilians inside) gives Lelouch an opportunity to start throwing the Britannian Imperial Family, as well as the Empire of Britannia itself, into turmoil.

Before his death, it appeared that he was involved with the project known as Code R, which amongst other things, conducted experiments on C.C. and becomes very nervous when C.C. is stolen in a capsule by Kallen and her brother from a resistance group. Clovis becomes fearful of the incident becoming public, saying that he will be disinherited if it is leaked. It is unknown to what extent Clovis was involved or interested in such experiments, though in episode 19, Schneizel finds a strange cave with some relation to Geass and remarks that Clovis would have been more suited for the job of investigating it.

Even at his death, Clovis was presented to the public as a person who fought for Britannian security and prosperity.

Character History[]

First Season[]

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Clovis as the Viceroy of Area 11.

Clovis makes his first appearance in the first episode of the series making his "heart-breaking" speech which turns out to be an act, which he boasts to the other nobles gathered where he transmitted from. He is however surprised when he receives pressing news and bursts of the "poison gas" stolen by the terrorists from Bartley Asprius. Clovis orders all Knightmare pilots to recover the missing cargo now in the hands of the terrorists. Earl Lloyd deduces that the military's mission is to track the terrorists back to their hideout and exterminate them, and offers his help to Prince Clovis. Lloyd is then told by Bartley that the terrorists captured a poison gas capsule which may be used as a weapon against the Britannian Military. Clovis, believing that the terrorists have eluded them, orders the purge of the entire Ghetto. The young and elderly are killed indiscriminately in this massacre.

As a result of the counterattack from the rebels that destroyed most of the Britannian Military, Clovis was forced to allow the release of an experimental Knightmare Frame developed by the Special Envoys, the Lancelot, piloted by Suzaku Kururugi. Just as the Britannian Army corners the terrorists, Clovis orders an immediate cease-fire under coercion by Lelouch. Clovis meets his attacker at gun point and is shocked to discover that Lelouch is alive.

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Clovis, moments before being executed by Lelouch

Initially accused by Lelouch for the murder of Marianne, Clovis desperately pleads his innocence. This was confirmed when Lelouch used his Geass on Clovis, who only had very limited information about the incident himself, but suggests that Cornelia li Britannia and Schneizel el Britannia are more likely to know. After obtaining the information, Lelouch executes Clovis at gunpoint. Clovis becomes the first casualty of Lelouch's revenge against the Britannian Imperial Family.


When the death of Prince Clovis is announced in the media, it is Suzaku Kururugi who is accused of the murder when it was actually 'Zero'. Zero himself publicly confessed to the crime to save Suzaku, explaining Clovis' use of slaughter instead of battle as an excuse. Clovis was succeeded in his position by Cornelia li Britannia and Euphemia li Britannia, the latter of whom he told the further truth.


  • Clovis' public funeral at the end of the episode The Stolen Mask bears an uncanny resemblance to Garma Zabi's funeral from Mobile Suit Gundam.


Succession and Precedence[]

Preceded by
Viceroy of Area 11
Unknowna.t.b. August 2017
Succeeded by
Cornelia li Britannia