Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Vol. 1
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Lelouch stumbles across a mysterious girl in a crashed craft; she offers him power if he's willing to take it. He's caught by Britannic forces - with Suzaku a new member of the team - and Suzaku is ordered to kill him; he refuses and is shot by his commanding officer, sending Lelouch into a rage. He uses his new power of geass to cause the enemy forces to kill themselves! Yep, it's that simple, and that devastating. And with that, his course has changed.
This volume focuses on this "start of darkness," as he learns the powers and the limitations of his ability - for one thing, it seems to only work once per person, so if he uses it for a nonlethal geass he won't be able to do anything further with that person in future. (He also can't undo it, but the ramifications of that won't become horribly obvious for a while yet.)
Lelouch's first major act in attempting to break the hold of Britannia is a brutal and devastating one - but perhaps more personally devastating is his realization that, while his friend Suzaku has survived the shooting, Lelouch's new powers - and their ideological differences - mean he can't be honest with his closest friend ever again...
[There's a TV Tropes page on the anime and the many spinoffs, with some entertaining tidbits.]
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