eu Britannia Odysseus
In the second season, he is engaged to Tianzi, the much younger Empress of the Chinese Federation, in a marriage of political convenience orchestrated by Schneizel in order to peacefully seize the Federation's territory. When the marriage fails as a result of a coup d'etat instigated by Li Xingke and furthered by the Black Knights, Odysseus does not mind and is not offended by the broken engagement. Instead, he shows more concern regarding the continuing war with the E.U. and is reluctant to begin hostilities with the Chinese Federation while engaging in the E.U. campaign. When Lelouch appears before the royal court declaring himself emperor Odysseus believes it to be a prank, and still believes it to be even after Lelouch states he killed the previous emperor. Lelouch uses his Geass to compel Odysseus, along with the rest of the royal court, to accept him as the new emperor. Afterward, he is recruited into the Britannian military as a regular foot soldier.