06/10/2009 – 5/2/2015
16 + 1 crossover
Code MENT, officially titled Code Geass AbridgeMENT, is a series written, edited and voiced by PurpleEyesWTF.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Code MENT closely follows the plot of Code Geass (the anime on which Code MENT is based), with the exception of making most characters seem stupid and heavy editing that includes parts of other YouTube videos and mentions of real world affairs, particularly celebrities.
Abridged vs. AbridgeMENT[edit | edit source]
Abridging has enjoyed many successes in the art of comedy and anime parody, however some parodies have taken a slighly different route. AbridgeMENTing aims at taking a different approach to the parody field, primarily by making up its own storyline. PurpleEyesWTF (The screen name being a play on LittleKuriboh's new YouTube account: CardGamesFTW), one of the first if not the first known abridgement-er, reconstructs the Code Geass television series with characters whose personalities are almost polar opposites of their original counterparts. What is unique about Code MENT is that it very loosely follows the actions in the original series. Instead it aims to create an entirely new parody plot line of Code Geass. The series is considered a "parody of a parody".
The goal of the abridgement series differs only slightly from abridging, in that it does not hesitate to rid itself of overly serious or dark plot elements to reassemble them into a new type of show altogether. Purpleeyeswtf has a tendency to poke fun at his competitors/comrades in the abridging field (as seen in many episodes including an alternative version of episode 8, where, after some constructive criticism from his cohort he responded by fixing these video bugs and then proceeded to write a new opening (in which his character Lelouch attempts to blow up SXAbridged's Roger Smith from "Big O Abridged"). However the motto of the abridgement series is to: "enjoy and promote others shows" which leads us to believe these acts are good in nature.
It remains to be seen what we become of the future of abridgementing, however, PurpleEyes has gone on record to say that by the 19th episode of the Code MENT series his goals should become a little more clear.
As of 2020, the creator's status is 'retired' and no new episodes of the show are being produced.
Episode List[edit | edit source]
|Episode 1 - M.E.N.T.||Jun 10, 2010|
|Episode 2 - Big Trouble (In Little Britannia)||Jun 11, 2010|
|Episode 3 - A bee named Jasper||Jun 18, 2010|
|Episode 4 - Enter the One||Jul 6, 2010|
|Episode 5 - Unincepted||Aug 4, 2010|
|Episode 6 - The Smell of Victory||Aug 19, 2010|
|Episode 7 - Strategist Extraordinaire||Sep 19, 2010|
|Episode 8 - Episode 8||Oct 16, 2010|
|Episode 9 - Refrain from refrain||Nov 12, 2010|
|Episode 10 - Shatter Mountain||Jan 5, 2011|
|Episode 11 - Bears are Crazy||Mar 4, 2011|
|Episode 12 - Table Top Games||Jun 12, 2011|
|Episode 13 - Lucky Number Thirteen
|Jan 29, 2012
(Feb 6, 2012)
|Episode 14 - Tamagotchi Turnabout||Jun 9, 2012|
|Fanfic Mode: None Piece Episode 5/Code MENT 14.5||Oct 25, 2012|
|Episode 15 - Identity Crisis on Three Earths||Sep 10, 2013|
|Episode 16 - Mao Dies||May 2, 2015|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The current edition of Code MENT is not PurpleEyesWTF's first attempt at abridging Code Geass. The first 6 episodes are "Reduxed" versions of the original series that was produced in 2009, with the 6th episode being released on Jan 16, 2010. The old version of episode 6 can still be found on youtube here.
- The show has its own TvTropes Page