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Knight of the rounds
Knights of the Round
Leader(s) Bismarck Waldstein (Former)
Suzaku Kururugi (Former)
Headquarters Pendragon
Historical Information
Founding a.t.b. 18th Century
Dissolution a.t.b. 2018
Affiliation
Notable Members
(See Members)
Real World
First Appearance Plan For Independent Japan
Last Appearance Emperor Lelouch

The Knights of the Round (ナイトオブラウンズ, Naito Obu Raunzu) or formerly known as the 12 Horsemen is a unit of twelve elite knights in the Holy Britannian Empire, each being assigned into the group by royalty and under direct command of the Emperor. The Knights of the Round date back to at least the 18th century, with the first Knight of One being Sir Richard Hector. Named after the Arthurian Knights of the Round Table, they operate outside the standard Britannian military and are given special privileges and authority.

PrivilegesEdit

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Marianne's Ceremonial Plate

Aside from the Knight of One, there were no known distinctions in privileges between the numbers as they existed in the era; however, all Knights of the Round are given a higher rank than many nobles, excluding members of the imperial family. Regardless of birth as a Britannian commoner or a Number, all members of the Knights of the Round are given a form of authority as seen with Suzaku who ordered Lloyd, an Earl, to give him the Lancelot Albion. During Lelouch's era, nobility is no longer awarded to the Knights of the Round and all of its' members were stripped of their nobility. However, all Knights of the Round were still given a high position of authority in the Britannian military and in political matters. 

The Knight of One may request governance of any colonial area of his choosing from the Emperor. After a person is captured for assaulting a knight, the knight can then decide the fate of the captured person, as seen after an attempt to assassinate Suzaku by an Eleven; he was asked for the severity of the punishment for the Eleven. Only eight of the twelve Knights have been revealed. Former members are later revealed to be the leaders of the Four Knights of Order in Euro Britannia in Code Geass Akito The Exiled. The Code Geass novels explain that not all of the seats are filled, so those featured might be the only active members. A Knight of the Round cannot be punished for his crimes by anyone other than the Britannian Emperor, as shown when Schneizel was unable to punish Suzaku for meeting with Lelouch behind his back.

A special title, the Knight of Zero, was created by Lelouch vi Britannia following his ascension to the throne. This title was specifically given to Suzaku Kururugi, who was thereby classified as a Knight of the Round above all others, giving him the highest authority as a Britannian Knight, even over the Knight of One. This name is also a double entendre, as the Knight of Zero suggests that he is Zero, or Lelouch's, knight, and he is higher than the Knight of one, which going by the numbering order, zero would be higher than one in this case.

Known MembersEdit

Current MembersEdit

Knights-of-rounds

The Knights of the Round at the end of Charles zi Britannia's era, from left to right: Luciano Bradley (top), Anya Alstreim (bottom), Suzaku Kururugi, Gino Weinberg, Monica Kruszewski, Bismarck Waldstein and Nonette Enneagram. Dorothea Ernst is absent but in service.

Suzaku Kururugi, Anya Alstreim, Gino Weinberg and Nonette Enneagram are the only Knights of the Round members who are confirmed to have survived the events of R2.

Leader/Member Image
Suzaku Kururugi (Knight of Zero) - (Previously Knight of Seven) Suzaku253
Bismarck Waldstein (Knight of One) - (Previously Knight of Five) (Deceased) Bismarck21
Gino Weinberg (Knight of Three) Gino27
Dorothea Ernst (Knight of Four) - (Deceased) Dorothea Ernst Cockpit
Anya Alstreim (Knight of Six) Char 6728
Nonette Enneagram (Knight of Nine) Nonette
Luciano Bradley (Knight of Ten) - (Deceased) Luciano Bradley
Monica Krushevsky (Knight of Twelve) - (Deceased) Monica Kruszewski

Former MembersEdit

Leader/Member Image
Beatrice Phalanx (Knight of Two) - (Former)
Michele Manfredi (Knight of Two) - (Former) (Deceased) Michele Manfredi2
Marianne vi Britannia (Knight of Six) - (Former) (Deceased) Lady Marianne
Olivia Zevon (Unknown)
Olivia
Christoph Chamberlain (Knight of One) - (Renya of Darkness)
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Victoria (Knight of Eight) - (Renya of Darkness)
D001
Barbaros (Knight of Thirteen) - (Renya of Darkness)
Q008


AftermathEdit

By the end of the anime, it is assumed that only four of the Knights of the Round, from Charles zi Britannia's era, are currently alive. Suzaku Kururugi lives as the new Zero, though he is officially labeled dead to the local public, assisting empress Nunnally in remaking Britannia. Gino Weinberg resumes attending Ashford Academy as part of Rivalz's Student Council. Anya Alstreim was seen cultivating an orange farm with Jeremiah. Nonette Enneagram is presumably alive as she did not join with Bismarck Waldstein in the failed attempt to overthrow Lelouch nor did she participate at the Battle of Mt. Fuji but her current status and whereabout is unknown.

Appearances in Other MediaEdit

Code Geass: Oz the ReflectionEdit

Code Geass: The MangaEdit

Knights of the Round have lesser emphasis in the manga due to the appearance of Suzaku, Gino, and Anya. They appear to have dissolved due to Emperor Lelouch's ascension to the throne as well as after Zero Requiem.

Nightmare of NunnallyEdit

Knight of the Rounds - Nightmare of Nunnally

Knights of the Round as they appear in Nightmare of Nunnally.

In the manga Spinoff Nightmare of Nunnally, a group of former knights of the kingdom are revived by Charles zi Britannia's Geass "The Dead Rise." They each pilot Sutherland Sieg-like Knightmares. The only named member of this group is Bismarck Waldstein.

Lost ColorsEdit

In the Spinoff game, Code Geass: Lost Colors, Nonette Enneagram appears as a Knight of Round and acts as a mentor to the protagonist character. Her appearance in Code Geass R2 is a salute to her appearance in the game, despite not having any role in the anime.

GalleryEdit

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