Original thread title: "Did Euphie Escape the Power of Her Geass Before Lelouch shot Her?"
Changed to remove the spoiler. -Aku (悪の光)
This is my post # 30 from Spoilers Warning: Code Geass friends to foes.
Originally Posted by wolfgirl90 /
.....I never said that a Geass will never wear off no matter what. What I DID say was that a Geass command won't wear off until the command is completed, and that is IF the command can be "completed" at all. For example, Lelouch's command for Suzaku to "live" has no time condition on it and was still in effect for over a year. A command like "kill the Japanese" has no time condition either. It has to be completed before the Geass can wear off.
A Geass command can be broken by shear willpower but only one person has been able to do this: Nunnally. Euphemia resisted it but fell to it anyway, so there is no point in saying "keep Euphemia in prison until she breaks the Geass" because she already proved that she wasn't able to. She only came out of the Geass when she was dying and it is not clear what caused that to happen; either a) she cared about Suzaku to much to hurt him or b) she was physically unable to carry out the command, as per the rules of the Geass.....
By the way, we are getting off topic.[/quoteI]
You are comparing Nunnally's apples with Euphemia's oranges when you imply that Nunnally had more of what Euphemia used to resist the geass. Nunnally used will power to break her geass and may have had much more than Euphemia. Euphemia resisted with her superior "won't power", her resistance to killing. Since Nunnally used F.L.E.I.J.A. weapons without being forced by a geass command she was obviously inferior to Euphemia in resistance to killing, in "won't power".
Why do you say that Euphemia resisted but was unable to break the geass command while Nunnally was able to break her geass? Why do you assume that Euphemia, the only person known to resist the geass, was permanently defeated by her geass?
Suppose that you believed that being blind was a crime that deserved the death penalty. Suppose you believed that Nunnually should be shot immediately for becoming blind. Suppose that some Britannian shared that belief and shot Nunnally a few minutes after she went blind. Then we would never have known that Nunnally had the will power to break her geass after eight long years.
Nunnally broke her geass after eight years. And possibly Nunnally's subconscious was attacking the geass for all of those eight years, wearing it down until finally Nunnally could break though and free herself with a tremendous effort. And possibly Nunnally's geass was running out of "energy" by itself, wearing down after years and years.
But is there any evidence that Nunnally resisted her geass at first? No.
If someone who didn't resist at first could wear down the geass after eight years how soon could Euphemia's subconscious wear down her geass?
Maybe in about eight to eighty minutes. Which would be about 91,476 to 914,760 times as fast as Nunnally (oops, it would be only 52,596 to 525,960 times as fast. My calculator had a glitch). Just before being shot Euphemia seemed to be going from being controlled by the geass to her normal self.
When Euphemia was shooting at fleeing Japanese people, her intense resistance to killing was not strong enough to defeat the geass, indicating that her geass command was still very strong. (Although possibly her resistance to killing might have made her aim poorly). A minute or two later, the geass was so weak it could not stop her normal self from emerging to socialize. The power of the geass command was plummeting during those minutes.
When she recognized Kallen and said that she was the girl from the island, Euphemia was probably not totally controlled by the geass, since a mere "not a target" would do for the geass. It sounded more like Euphemia, interested to meet someone she remembered.
When she recognized Zero's mask she apologized for thinking he was Japanese. Thus she still remembered the massacre. A little later she asked his help to administer the SAZ. If she remembered the massacre she would have realized the zone would be deserted and there would be no need for anybody's help in ruling it. So she had forgotten the massacre. When Lelouch shot her she asked why. Obviously she did not remember doing anything that would make Zero want to shoot her.
When a geass command stops the person does not remember what they did while controlled by it. Euphemia was forgetting what she did while controlled by the geass, so she was probably rapidly escaping from the control of the geass.
Her superior "won't power", which enabled her to resist the geass at first, continued to attack it subconsciously. In about a mere hour it was so weak that merely seeing someone familiar was enough to let her true personality emerge from the control of the geass. Or else the geass command was so weakened by the struggle to overcome Euphemia's resistance that it only had enough power left for about a hour. Either way, the geass command was almost totally defeated and didn't have much time left.
When Euphemia on her deathbed asked if Suzaku was Japanese the geass took advantage of her weakened state to flare up again for a second or two. It had not been in control continuously since Lelouch gave the command, but was trying to regain a lost control.
I say this theory fits the facts at least as well as yours does.
It is said that despair is a deadly sin. That means that thinking that you are already damned and there is no hope of successful repentance will get you damned. It means that giving up on life and committing suicide is a sin. And it also means that giving up on somebody else and deciding they are better off dead is a sin. It is a sin when committed by old-time Japanese who looked upon the sick, the wounded, and the insane as damaged goods not worth saving. It is a sin when committed by Lelouch in the Code Geass universe. It is a sin when committed by Wolfgirl90 in our universe, where her words might influence the actions of other people [/quote]