Stage 02
"The White Knight Awakens"
Original Air Date October 12, 2006
English Air Date May 4, 2008
Written by Ichirō Ōkouchi
Directed by Masato Miyoshi
Episode Chronology
The Day a New Demon was Born The False Classmate

The White Knight Awakens is the second episode of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.


Using his newfound power, Lelouch hijacks an enemy Sutherland and leads the rebels in a counterattack against the Britannian Army, forcing Viceroy Clovis la Britannia to allow the release of an experimental Knightmare Frame by the Special Envoys, named the Lancelot, which is piloted by Suzaku Kururugi. The Lancelot proves to be far superior to previous Knightmare Frame models and Lelouch is forced to change his plans. Just as the Britannian Army corners the terrorists, Clovis orders an immediate cease-fire under coercion by Lelouch.


It begins with Lelouch who is still in the warehouse where a massacre just took place. He is puzzled with his newly aquired power, which he has received from the mysterious young woman and ponders on what to do with it. However, he is interrupted by an explosion caused by a Sutherland that makes it's way inside. Villetta who is piloting the Sutherland notices the the dead bodies that belonged to the Royal Guard and questions on how they are all dead before finding Lelouch standing alone. She questions him on why he is here in the first place, but does not receive a response. Lelouch attempts to use his Geass to force her out of her Sutherland, but realizes that his power requires eye contact in order to work. Instead, Lelouch gives Villetta an alias that is of nobility and requires her of his protection forcing her to leave her Knightmare. Lelouch is then able to use his Geass and steals Villetta's knightmare.

Lloyd is seen waking up Suzaku who has been tended to after being shot by the Royal Guards. Cécile reveals to Suzaku that the pocket watch that he was carrying was what saved him from being killed as it deflected the bullet. Lloyd then asks him if he would to pilot a knightmare.

It returns back to the Shinjuku Ghetto where the Britannian Military is still killing the Elevens. Kallen who is still piloting her Glasgow tries to defend the fleeing Elevens from the Britannians, while Ohgi and the other members of the resistance do the same as well. Meanwhile, Lelouch contacts Shirley in order to ascertain the situation in the Shinjuku Ghetto. After deducing that reinforcements can't be called in, he decides to work with the terrorists in order to destroy the Britannian forces.

Kallen is closed in by Jeremiah and another member of the Purist Faction and attempts to flee from them. Lelouch makes contact with Kallen and is able to save her from her pursuers. Oghi and the others arrive to Kallen's location and decides to follow under Lelouch's orders who has given them Sutherlands to use. Following under Lelouch's orders, Oghi's group easily dominate Clovis' forces and pushes Clovis into a corner. With no choice left, he gives permission for Lloyd to utilize his new creation, the first seventh generation knightmare frame, Lancelot.

With Suzaku piloting the Lancelot, he resolves himself to destroy the enemy units in order to cease the bloodshed. Lelouch receives intel of a new knightmare that is cutting his forces to shreds and attempts to counterattack it. However, Suzaku and the Lancelot are able to easily overpower the terrorists and spots Lelouch. Realizing that the Lancelot is too powerful, Lelouch attempts to flee. Kallen interjects in their fight in order to buy Lelouch time to escape, but is easily overpowered causing her to eject. Lelouch is able to escape the building, but is again followed by the Lancelot. He shoots the buildings in an attempt to damage the Lancelot, but Suzaku easily dodges all of them. However, Suzaku notices a woman and her child falling and decides to give up following Lelouch in order to save them.

Near Clovis' G-1 Base, Lelouch is seen wearing the Britannian military suit and uses his Geass on a soldier to gain access into the Base. On the otherhand, Kallen meets up with Ohgi and the others in a warehouse full of Elevens in order to hide from the military. But, they are surprised when the Britannian Military locates their whereabouts and prepares to fire at them. Before the order is given, a ceasefire is made by Clovis saving them from death.

Meanwhile, inside the G-1 Base, it is revealed that Lelouch has made it all the way to Clovis's position and was the one who threatened Clovis to make a ceasefire. Lelouch reveals himself to Clovis as a prince of Britannia, Lelouch vi Britannia.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Knightmare Frames in Order of Appearance


Powers or Abilities used


  • "I want payback for being dragged into your fight." - Lelouch Lamperouge
  • "I have returned, your highness. And I've come back to change everything." - Lelouch Lamperouge
  • "How could a single student ever be able to change the world? It isn't realistic; just think about it for a moment and you'll see that. Nevertheless, now that I hold the advantage, there may be a strategic move I need to play." - Lelouch Lamperouge (Preview for the next episode)
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