Lelouch begins his reformation of Britannia, abolishing the aristocracy and Area system. The Knights of the Round attempt to remove Lelouch from power but are defeated by Suzaku piloting the Lancelot Albion. His position secure, Lelouch announces his intention to join the UFN, but when they demand he accept a limit to his voting power to prevent Britannia from attaining an automatic majority, Lelouch forces their hand by having Suzaku take the UFN’s leaders hostage. In the commotion, the Britannian capital is obliterated by Schneizel aboard his new flying fortress, the Damocles. Scheneizel reveals to Lelouch that Nunnally is alive and has sided with him.