What happens if Lelouch tells someone who doesn't understand Japanese to do something? Do they still do it or not? Alternatively, why is the official language of Britannia Japanese?
>What is suspension of disbelief?
It "should" be English with British accents.
They speak Japanese though because nippon.
It isn't. When Suzaku and Nunnally are talking about frogs she goes "Oh? Those things that go 'croak croak'", and Suzaku goes "well, here they go "kero kero".
So this indicates that Lelouch/Nunnally are speaking Japanese despite that their primary language is English. So even if everyone speaks Japanese, that can be explained by the simple fact that is an anime. In reality the official language of Britannia is English.
I've wondered this as well. It's possible and I think more likely that the command is encoded directly into the brain of the victim, in the same way Rolo's is, and the verbal command is only secondary. But does that imply Stephen Pinker's "mentalese" has to exist, even though I've always thought that flew in the face of Wittgenstein's private language argument, which seems to hold up pretty well.
Lelouch always gives the verbal order, though. I think that if someone couldn't see or understand, they'd just pause and wait for the order, until maybe time ran out and Lelouch got a failed "no order at all" Geass on them.
I would assume that the vocal command is what is transmitted to the brain which is then sent out as a universally understood message.
Japanese -> Brain writes phrase and understanding of the phrase into Brain-machine language -> Transmits to others eye which takes it the brain -> Brain decodes message and executes command
This way, if someone was told that "killing yourself" is actually "killing someone else", it wouldn't work since Lelouch's understanding of killing self or 'die' would get sent to the target. Now, if someone was born colorblind and he said "Destroy the red block" and there were many blocks of the same hue, then he'd probably interrupt it to destroy any/all/or none depending on if his brain understands what is red or not.
>What happens if Lelouch tells someone who doesn't understand Japanese to do something? Do they still do it or not?
pretty sure Jupiter doesn't understand Japanese
But elevens speak japanese
>Not watching CG dubbed
It's almost as if you're retarded.
1. We can assume the Geass works based on the intent of the user, not the interpretation of the target, otherwise the target could trick their way out of pretty much any command
2. Translation convention
But that's even worse.
Why didn't Lelouch order Euphie to kneel down so she at least couldn't kill any Elevens?
He couldn't control his geass.
He didn't order her to do it on purpose.
>having to listen to Nasally
okay I did, but only for the Bosch laugh
Did someone ever make a Japanese/English hybrid where people speak the language that makes them most sense for the scene?
I'm angered more by the fact that lelouch was too weak to catch a girl.
They haven't been British for over 150 years, anon
But it might just be that the "thought" is what actually causes the command, not the word. I mean, its not like he got an instruction manual with the thing, he could just be doing it that way because he doesn't know any better...
Euphemia....yeah, that would completely contradict what I just said.
Huh, well then I guess Geass is a lot more limited than I thought.
I was just wondering the same thing.
>Euphemia....yeah, that would completely contradict what I just said.
Not really, he still thought "Kill all the Japanese" even if it was a joke. The geass doesn't know what a joke is, it's a geass.
You think some magically-manipulative omnipotent compulsion force is restricted by some language barrier? How ridiculous are you.
Dude, Wittgenstein. Private Language Argument. Look it up.
Code Geass was shit and filled with plot holes.
C-The possibility of control and blablabla had a character who spoke pretty normal english in the Japanese version
I'm still not sure how /a/ feels about this anime.
Is it bad? Is it good?
Is it 'so bad it's good'?
This would be supported by the whole collective conscience C's world hooplah and how everyone is connected
So i assume you weren't around back in the day. Well this thing broke /a/ and it was a train wreck that was beautiful.
It's good, but has some moments that are just plain silly.
>shit and filled with plot holes
nice argument, so general I completely agree!
Code Geass was universally loved by /a/
The day of new episodes, the board was flooded with the first five pages being ALL code geass related.
Even on the off days there were multiple threads going
There will never be an anime like Code Geass again, and it's mostly because of this new attitude of shitposting/thisisbait/and general negativity.
>There will never be an anime like Code Geass again, and it's mostly because of this new attitude of shitposting/thisisbait/and general negativity.
Actually it's because /a/ is too big now.
Ya, this argument if you can call it that is barely even an assertion. What are you trying to say?
Either way, the board is FAR more negative about everything.
The only places you don't find the massive negativity is in threads like Log Horizon threads with 200 posts in where the there's a handful of people in it, and other people are too lazy to join in to hate them so they ignore it.
Obviously, the subject will be compelled to find a translation or learn Japanese at all costs first, and then they'll execute the command of the geass.
OP how silly. Those who do not speak Japanese will simply see the subs and thus must obey.
And it should be obvious a prince of Brittania speaks more than just Japanese anyhow
It means that in order for Lelouche to be sending some kind of purely mental command that exists outside of language is a contradiction, because a "command" can only exist within the context of social interaction of language games.
>Geass commands being understood regardless of language barriers in a world where everyone speaks English anyway
>a plot hole