Gilbert G.P. Guilford is a slender, dark-haired, bespectacled man who was once known as the
"Spearhead of the Empire". He is a confidante and personal knight to the Second Princess Cornelia,
and commands her Glaston Knights. Though he initially pilots a Gloucester, he switches to the more
advanced Vincent model in the second season.
Guilford appears early in the first season to inform Jeremiah Gottwald of his demotion. In the finale, he
aids in putting down the Black Rebellion with the help of the Glaston Knights. Following Cornelia's
disappearance during the rebellion, he remains in Area 11, dutifully awaiting her return. After Viceroy Carales
is killed in the second season, Guilford serves as a temporary replacement prior to Nunnally taking over the
During the battle for Japan, Lelouch uses his Geass to make Guilford believe that he is actually
Cornelia, turning Guilford to his side. Guilford sacrifices himself to push Lelouch (whom he still believes to
be Cornelia) outside of the blast radius of the F.L.E.I.J.A. bomb, telling him to live on. In episode 24,
Guilford is revealed to have survived, though he seems to require dark glasses and a cane. He is seen alongside
Cornelia in a photo of Villetta and Kaname Ohgi's wedding.