History BerserkButton / NeonGenesisEvangelion

17th Sep '15 2:52:33 AM WillBGood
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** Things can get even nastier with her if you [[MamaBear threaten Shinji's existence.]] Her manga version even tries to shoot ''Gendo.''
* Dr. Ritsuko Akagi displays one hell of a Berserk Button late in the series [[spoiler:after it's revealed to her that her beloved Gendou was merely using her for his own devices. In a fit of [[{{Yandere}} jealous rage]], Ritsuko destroys all the remaining Rei Ayanami backup clones, meanwhile exposing many of NERV's secrets to Misato and Shinji. Later, she makes an ill-fated attempt on Gendou's life. Ritsuko had fallen into the same trap as her mother, and with the same man.]]



* The Evangelion robots themselves could be considered characters with real Berserk Buttons [[spoiler:. Those buttons being hurting the children of the souls trapped into them]].
18th Dec '14 12:48:51 AM MachRider1985
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** [[spoiler:Does she make an attempt on Gendou's life, or does she just try to get the Magi to self-destruct? Either way, it fails, which leads to her prompt execution by Gendou.]]
*** It seems to run in the family. [[spoiler:It's best for your own safety not to call Naoko Akagi an old hag - as Rei I discovered.]]
* New pilot Mari Illustrious Makinami, introduced in the Evangelion 2.0 retelling [[spoiler:Takes control of the Unit-02 in the fight against Zeruel, when Asuka is out of commission due to taking Touji's place as the Unit-03's test pilot in an alternate universe twist on the original story. Although very little about Mari is revealed as of the second film, it's shown that she's an incredible pilot. So good in fact, that she's able to actually activate Unit-02's long unseen Berserk mode with a simple phrase...in a sense literally [[strike:pressing its Berserk Button]] undoing its RestrainingBolt. This has led many to consider Mari something of a possible ''Mary Sue'', but since little about the character is known as of now, judgments are in reserve.]]
** Minor correction: [[spoiler:the "Beast" mode that Mari activates is actually the result of an upgrade, not a "classic" Berserk moment. That is why she could activate it by simply uttering a secret (not too creative) codeword: "Za Beasto!"]]
* The Evangelion "robots" ([[spoiler:In actuality, a very loose description]]) themselves, perhaps more than Shinji himself, could be considered characters with the real Berserk Buttons.

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** [[spoiler:Does she make * It's best for your own safety not to call Naoko Akagi an attempt on Gendou's life, or does she just try to get the Magi to self-destruct? Either way, it fails, which leads to her prompt execution by Gendou.old hag [[spoiler:- as Rei I discovered.]]
*** It seems to run in the family. [[spoiler:It's best for your own safety not to call Naoko Akagi an old hag - as Rei I discovered.]]
* New pilot Mari Illustrious Makinami, introduced in the Evangelion 2.0 retelling [[spoiler:Takes control of the Unit-02 in the fight against Zeruel, when Asuka is out of commission due to taking Touji's place as the Unit-03's test pilot in an alternate universe twist on the original story. Although very little about Mari is revealed as of the second film, it's shown that she's an incredible pilot. So good in fact, that she's able to actually activate Unit-02's long unseen Berserk mode with a simple phrase...in a sense literally [[strike:pressing its Berserk Button]] undoing its RestrainingBolt. This has led many to consider Mari something of a possible ''Mary Sue'', but since little about the character is known as of now, judgments are in reserve.]]
** Minor correction: [[spoiler:the "Beast" mode that Mari activates is actually the result of an upgrade, not a "classic" Berserk moment. That is why she could activate it by simply uttering a secret (not too creative) codeword: "Za Beasto!"]]
* The Evangelion "robots" ([[spoiler:In actuality, a very loose description]]) themselves, perhaps more than Shinji himself, robots themselves could be considered characters with the real Berserk Buttons.Buttons [[spoiler:. Those buttons being hurting the children of the souls trapped into them]].
6th Jun '14 4:42:04 PM RolentosRightHandMan
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** Minor correction: [[spoiler:the "Beast" mode that Mari activates is actually the result of an upgrade, not a "classic" Berserk moment. That is why she could activate it by simply uttering a secret (not to creative) codeword: "Za Beasto!"]]

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** Minor correction: [[spoiler:the "Beast" mode that Mari activates is actually the result of an upgrade, not a "classic" Berserk moment. That is why she could activate it by simply uttering a secret (not to too creative) codeword: "Za Beasto!"]]
10th May '13 3:30:37 AM MacronNotes
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''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' used the Berserk Button trope to great extents as a ''plot device''.

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''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' used the Berserk Button trope to great extents as a ''plot device''.
15th Jan '13 12:45:28 PM SRWFan
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** In the ''alternate universe'' retelling of the series, ''Evangelion 2.0'', Shinji gained a new Berserk Button. '''For the love of all that's holy, don't you dare harm Rei.''' If you do, prepare to have him EyeBeam and MindRape you to death, complete with [[spoiler:a spectral form that looks like blue-white flames crowned with red GlowingEyesOfDoom and a halo, '''AND''' trigger the '''THIRD IMPACT''']]. You don't believe me? Ask Zeruel.
-->'''Maya''': Plug depth over 180! It's extremely dangerous!
-->'''Ritsuko''': Shinji, stop! You won't be able to regain human form!
-->'''Shinji''': I don't care what happens to me... I don't care what happens to the world... But Ayanami... If nothing else, only Ayanami... '''I SWEAR I'LL SAVE HER!!!''' ''(knocks down Zeruel with an EyeBeam)''
** ''Manga'' Shinji starkly replaces anime Shinji's lethargic passiveness with passive-aggressiveness and sometimes hot-headedness. He has attempted to punch his father Gendou (albeit with good reason), and his general attitude to others, including Asuka, is grumpier: the manga's Shinji gets irritated at behavior that the anime's Shinji would simply retreat from.
* Asuka Langley Soryu (or Shikinami in 2.0), the pilot of the crimson-colored Evangelion Unit-02, has so many Berserk Buttons that it's arguable whether she should even be considered for this or HairTriggerTemper. [[spoiler:Too bad it didn't come into play (until too late) when it would have counted in ''The End of Evangelion''.]]

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** In the ''alternate universe'' retelling of the series, ''Evangelion 2.0'', Shinji gained a new Berserk Button. '''For the love of all that's holy, don't you dare harm Rei.''' If you do, prepare to have him EyeBeam and MindRape you to death, complete with [[spoiler:a spectral form that looks like blue-white flames crowned with red GlowingEyesOfDoom and a halo, '''AND''' trigger the '''THIRD IMPACT''']]. You don't believe me? Ask Zeruel.
-->'''Maya''': Plug depth over 180! It's extremely dangerous!
-->'''Ritsuko''': Shinji, stop! You won't be able to regain human form!
-->'''Shinji''': I don't care what happens to me... I don't care what happens to the world... But Ayanami... If nothing else, only Ayanami... '''I SWEAR I'LL SAVE HER!!!''' ''(knocks down Zeruel with an EyeBeam)''
** ''Manga'' Shinji starkly replaces anime Shinji's lethargic passiveness with passive-aggressiveness and sometimes hot-headedness. He has attempted to punch his father Gendou (albeit with good reason), and his general attitude to others, including Asuka, is grumpier: the manga's Shinji gets irritated at behavior that the anime's Shinji would simply retreat from.
* Asuka Langley Soryu (or Shikinami in 2.0), the pilot of the crimson-colored Evangelion Unit-02, has so many Berserk Buttons that it's arguable whether she should even be considered for this Buttons, all of them rooted in her deep insecurities. Usually questioning her skills or HairTriggerTemper.her robot is a very bad idea. [[spoiler:Too bad it didn't come into play (until too late) when it would have counted in ''The End of Evangelion''.]]
13th Oct '12 8:34:55 AM Psyga315
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---->'''Maya''': Plug depth over 180! It's extremely dangerous!
---->'''Ritsuko''': Shinji, stop! You won't be able to regain human form!
---->'''Shinji''': I don't care what happens to me... I don't care what happens to the world... But Ayanami... If nothing else, only Ayanami... '''I SWEAR I'LL SAVE HER!!!''' ''(knocks down Zeruel with an EyeBeam)''

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---->'''Maya''': -->'''Maya''': Plug depth over 180! It's extremely dangerous!
---->'''Ritsuko''': -->'''Ritsuko''': Shinji, stop! You won't be able to regain human form!
---->'''Shinji''': -->'''Shinji''': I don't care what happens to me... I don't care what happens to the world... But Ayanami... If nothing else, only Ayanami... '''I SWEAR I'LL SAVE HER!!!''' ''(knocks down Zeruel with an EyeBeam)''
13th Oct '12 8:34:46 AM Psyga315
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* ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' used the Berserk Button trope to great extents as a ''plot device''.
** Series protagonist Shinji Ikari, the pilot of the Evangelion Unit 01, gets his Berserk Button pushed more often, and to more disastrous effect, than any other character. An ironic trait, as [[BewareTheNiceOnes his usual demeanor is so timid and passive]]. Many of the key Berserk Button moments are involuntary, the result of Shinji's Eva unit being knocked out of commission... and a certain subdued consciousness [[spoiler:(presumably his mother Yui)]] within the Eva taking control to avoid obliteration. On another level, however, the Eva units are adult extrapolations of of the children who pilot them. Shinji's Berserk Button is often connected to his feelings about his father and about his own powerlessness.
*** In the ''alternate universe'' retelling of the series, ''Evangelion 2.0'', Shinji gained a new Berserk Button. '''For the love of all that's holy, don't you dare harm Rei.''' If you do, prepare to have him EyeBeam and MindRape you to death, complete with [[spoiler:a spectral form that looks like blue-white flames crowned with red GlowingEyesOfDoom and a halo, '''AND''' trigger the '''THIRD IMPACT''']]. You don't believe me? Ask Zeruel.

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* ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' used the Berserk Button trope to great extents as a ''plot device''.
** * Series protagonist Shinji Ikari, the pilot of the Evangelion Unit 01, gets his Berserk Button pushed more often, and to more disastrous effect, than any other character. An ironic trait, as [[BewareTheNiceOnes his usual demeanor is so timid and passive]]. Many of the key Berserk Button moments are involuntary, the result of Shinji's Eva unit being knocked out of commission... and a certain subdued consciousness [[spoiler:(presumably his mother Yui)]] within the Eva taking control to avoid obliteration. On another level, however, the Eva units are adult extrapolations of of the children who pilot them. Shinji's Berserk Button is often connected to his feelings about his father and about his own powerlessness.
*** ** In the ''alternate universe'' retelling of the series, ''Evangelion 2.0'', Shinji gained a new Berserk Button. '''For the love of all that's holy, don't you dare harm Rei.''' If you do, prepare to have him EyeBeam and MindRape you to death, complete with [[spoiler:a spectral form that looks like blue-white flames crowned with red GlowingEyesOfDoom and a halo, '''AND''' trigger the '''THIRD IMPACT''']]. You don't believe me? Ask Zeruel.



*** ''Manga'' Shinji starkly replaces anime Shinji's lethargic passiveness with passive-aggressiveness and sometimes hot-headedness. He has attempted to punch his father Gendou (albeit with good reason), and his general attitude to others, including Asuka, is grumpier: the manga's Shinji gets irritated at behavior that the anime's Shinji would simply retreat from.

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*** ** ''Manga'' Shinji starkly replaces anime Shinji's lethargic passiveness with passive-aggressiveness and sometimes hot-headedness. He has attempted to punch his father Gendou (albeit with good reason), and his general attitude to others, including Asuka, is grumpier: the manga's Shinji gets irritated at behavior that the anime's Shinji would simply retreat from.
3rd Jul '12 1:01:48 PM Bcdeidarauno1
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*** In the ''alternate universe'' retelling of the series, ''Evangelion 2.0'', Shinji gained a new Berserk Button. '''For the love of all that's holy, don't you dare harm Rei.''' If you do, prepare to have him EyeBeam and MindRape you to death, complete with [[spoiler:a spectral form that looks like blue-white flames crowned with red GlowingEyesOfDoom and a halo]]. You don't believe me? Ask Zeruel.

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*** In the ''alternate universe'' retelling of the series, ''Evangelion 2.0'', Shinji gained a new Berserk Button. '''For the love of all that's holy, don't you dare harm Rei.''' If you do, prepare to have him EyeBeam and MindRape you to death, complete with [[spoiler:a spectral form that looks like blue-white flames crowned with red GlowingEyesOfDoom and a halo]].halo, '''AND''' trigger the '''THIRD IMPACT''']]. You don't believe me? Ask Zeruel.
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