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In the second season (R2), they mention this term SP many times but I don't know what it means. Always wondered it's meaning. Does someone know it?

  • Can you give an example of where "SP" is used? I can't seem to remember this term being used anywhere. – senshin Mar 25 '14 at 17:29
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    @senshin I believe it's used in episode 12 of R2, but no indication of what it means (at least from that episode). – Jon Lin Mar 25 '14 at 17:47
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At the beginning of episode 12 of R2, when Rollo is castigating Sayoko for doing a poor job as Lelouch's double, the following conversation occurs:

Rollo: それでもくノ一ですか。
Rollo: And you call yourself a ninja?

Sayoko: 正確にはSPです。篠崎流37代目の―
Sayoko: To be precise, I'm an SP, the 37th of the Shinozaki line―

So what's an SP?

I don't think this is any sort of Code Geass-specific lingo. Given that it's an acronym, there's a lot of things it could stand for, but by far the most likely is security police (yes, Japanese has borrowed the phrase from English: セキュリティポリス sekyuriti porisu). The Japanese "security police" are sort of like the US's Secret Service - they're bodyguards for important people (cf. wikipedia).

Given that the Ashfords are (or at least were) an important family of nobles, it isn't too surprising that they might have a bodyguard on staff, especially given that they're harboring an exiled prince and princess.

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