Left with no choice, Zero shoots and mortally wounds Euphemia, in front of Suzaku. He returns to the Avalon with her battered body, as the Black Knights continue to contain the violence. She succumbs to her injuries, as Zero announces his plan for the creation of the United States of Japan. Alone, Lelouch grieves over his actions and C.C. gives comfort, reminding the fact she will stay alongside, as per their contract. Soon, the entirety of Area 11 revolts against the Britannian Empire. Advancing with his massive army, Zero ignites the conflict by initiating the collapse of the Tokyo Settlement.