Characters » Tianzi
Height: 151 cm
Jiang Lihua is the young Empress of the Chinese Federation, although she has thus far been referred to only by the traditional title attributed to the Chinese Emperor: Tianzi, "the Son of Heaven". She is referred to as a "puppet princess" by the Eunuchs, who use her youth and lack of resolve, effectively allowing the Eunuchs to control the proceedings within the Chinese Federation. In practice, she was effectively a prisoner within her own palace, never seeing the world outside the Forbidden City, which she disliked. As a young child, she rescued a young Li Xingke from execution for giving some medicine to a prisoner, and in return he promised to take her outside the palace walls.
In exchange for the titles of Nobles within Britannia for the Eunuchs, Schneizel is able to arrange a political marriage between Tianzi and Britannia's First Prince Odysseus. However, the ceremony is interrupted by Li Xingke and the Black Knights, who instigate a coup d'état and place her back in control of the Federation, making them Lelouch's first allies in his global alliance. After Lelouch becomes Emperor, he kidnaps Tianzi along with the other delegates of the UFN as political hostages in the war against Schneizel. After Lelouch abandons the Avalon, in essence releasing the hostages, she is rescued by Xingke and asserts that Sayoko, Cécile, and Lloyd saved her along with the other U.F.N. delegates. However, she and Xingke are both captured by Lelouch and are freed upon his death.
Voiced by: Tamaki Matsumoto (Japanese), Jessica Straus (English) Edit