December 12, 2011
The Black Knights question Lelouch's decision and the Britannian Army remains wary of his intentions. In a private conversation with Suzaku, Gino Weinberg, Anya Alstreim, Lloyd Asplund, Cécile Croomy, and Miss Lohmeyer, Zero requests he be exiled from Area 11 in exchange for delivering one million Elevens to the SAZ. During the opening ceremony, every participating Eleven dresses as Zero on cue, giving Suzaku no choice but to exile all one million "Zeroes" rather than start another massacre. Zero and the Black Knights (hidden among the participants) thus escape without firing a shot, allowing them to continue their crusade while simultaneously keeping Japan and Nunnally out of the line of fire.