History Foreshadowing / AnimeAndManga

2nd Apr '17 10:11:48 AM nombretomado
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* PandoraHearts may as well be called Foreshadowing: The Manga. Examples include but are not limited to: Oz's strange and sudden attachment to Alice after having just met her ([[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext he was her stuffed rabbit doll one hundred years ago]]]]), Raven's gold eyes and black hair ([[spoiler:he's actually Gil ten years in the future]]), the state of decay undergone by the coming-of-age ceremony mansion ([[spoiler:ten years passed while Oz was trapped in the abyss]]), Gil's hardiness and fast recovery rate ([[spoiler:he's a Baskerville]]), Cheshire's single red eye [[spoiler:is actually Break's missing one]], Break's weak constitution and his tendency to cough up blood ([[spoiler:Mad Hatter is only his ''second'' chain, the first having resulted from an illegal contract]]), Jack's assertion that he's not a hero ([[spoiler:he's the villain]]), Alice's sense of foreboding on recovering certain memories ([[spoiler:they were the memories of when she killed herself to protect Oz]]), and even Oz's name ([[spoiler:he was named after Oswald-Glen by Alice one hundred years ago]]). And that's not even including the ''enormous'' amount of foreshadowing and symbolism that's prevalent in Jun's artwork (a site analyzing it can be found [[http://www.twilightvisions.com/pandora.html here]]).

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* PandoraHearts ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' may as well be called Foreshadowing: The Manga. Examples include but are not limited to: Oz's strange and sudden attachment to Alice after having just met her ([[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext he was her stuffed rabbit doll one hundred years ago]]]]), Raven's gold eyes and black hair ([[spoiler:he's actually Gil ten years in the future]]), the state of decay undergone by the coming-of-age ceremony mansion ([[spoiler:ten years passed while Oz was trapped in the abyss]]), Gil's hardiness and fast recovery rate ([[spoiler:he's a Baskerville]]), Cheshire's single red eye [[spoiler:is actually Break's missing one]], Break's weak constitution and his tendency to cough up blood ([[spoiler:Mad Hatter is only his ''second'' chain, the first having resulted from an illegal contract]]), Jack's assertion that he's not a hero ([[spoiler:he's the villain]]), Alice's sense of foreboding on recovering certain memories ([[spoiler:they were the memories of when she killed herself to protect Oz]]), and even Oz's name ([[spoiler:he was named after Oswald-Glen by Alice one hundred years ago]]). And that's not even including the ''enormous'' amount of foreshadowing and symbolism that's prevalent in Jun's artwork (a site analyzing it can be found [[http://www.twilightvisions.com/pandora.html here]]).
21st Mar '17 5:07:12 PM The12thDoctor
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* There is '''even more''' for the sequel movie, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'':
** Right after Homura's opening speech, we are being shown what looks very much like a witch's barrier. [[spoiler:The truth is far worse, as the entire Mitakihara City we see is in fact a witch's barrier]].
** The opening. The girls are all having fun, happy times, playing and generally being cheerful. Then Madoka reaches a hand out to Homura, and as Homura reaches back for her, Madoka turns into sand. Homura falls into despair, kneeling and crying, as the other magical girls dance happily (and unaware) around her. And then a black-winged silhouette bursts from Homura's shadow...
** Also during the opening, there is a shot of Homura, wearing a long frilly dress that hides her feet. [[spoiler:Late in the shot, she rotates to float upside down, making her resemble Walpurgisnacht somewhat. [[TomatoInTheMirror Guess what Homura is in the process of becoming during the movie...]]]]
** Take a look at the full lyrics of [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Colorful Colorful.]]
--->''We laugh together in the cycling time, yet we hold different thoughts\\
[[spoiler:So let's start again from scratch\\
If I reach out my hand and grab yours\\
to keep the fleeting miracle that I reached from collapsing\\
Look, you'll stay by my side forever...]]''
*** Not to mention that part where it says "You touched my heart and it shined, turning so [[TitleDrop colorful]]". At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Homura's soul gem does indeed turn colorful.]]
** At the very end of the opening, it shows Homura kneeling amidst some ruins in a desert, crying. [[spoiler:When Homulilly's Labyrinth is destroyed, Homura's body and Soul Gem/Grief Seed are shown in that exact location, surrounded by countless Incubators.]]
** The opening scene is a slow close-up of Homura's Soul Gem. The viewer may at first think it's a poetic device during the initial narration, but it's actually telling you the entire plot: this movie is happening inside that Soul Gem.
** Kazuko's discussion about the end of the world approaching. She mentions several ways it might happen. [[spoiler:The "world" ends when Homura's labyrinth collapses, then the whole universe ends when Homura takes control of it, and she mentions to Sayaka that she may destroy it a third time.]]
** Each magical girl has a different {{Leitmotif}} during their transformation sequence. Homura's is the odd one out, with a wind instrument being the most prominent instrument, rather than the violin that accompanies everyone else. It also sounds kind of sinister.
** During the transformation sequence, each magical girl has a different dance motif. Homura's is ballet. The first Nightmare fought also likes to do ballet.
** Against the first Nightmare, there are details that only Homura should know even after the series' finale; when the Nightmare charges through a door before the magical girls feed it, glimpse of environments from several witch barriers (Patricia's blue sky and clotheslines might be the most glaring) seen in Homura's OriginsEpisode appear. Also, the left middle finger of the hands that control the Nightmare's movement is covered in some sort of sheath and at its base is a ring. [[spoiler:The magical girls, including Homura, turn their soul gem into a ring on their left middle finger. In short, the Nightmare is controlled by a magical girl.]]
** Against [[spoiler:Hitomi's]] Nightmare, when Sayaka remarks that Kyosuke is such an ungrateful boyfriend and Kyoko calls her out for being surprisingly cynical, Sayaka says she learns from "experience". In fact, Sayaka in general is a large source of foreshadowing; she's calmer and wiser, also carrying herself with confidence and experience that she doesn't possess in the series with none of the angst. [[spoiler:She's one of Ultimate Madoka's secretaries that came after being ushered by the Law of Cycles, possessing knowledge of the witch universe.]]
** After [[spoiler:Hitomi's]] Nightmare, all the non-named characters are rendered [[FacelessMasses without a face]], while at the beginning everyone had one. [[spoiler: The fact the shift (marking the first cracks in the illusion) happens only after Homura starts feeling that something isn't right is the first hint that she's somehow connected to said illusionary world, and later that she's the witch generating the barrier.]]
** When Homura convinces Kyoko to test her theory by checking Kazamino, in the background there are girls in funeral garb sitting around a street musician in the usual witch-like cardboard cut-out style. [[spoiler:Not only it's a sign that the story takes place inside a Witch barrier, those girls are Homulilly's elite familiars. Their behaviors are mirroring Homura's state of mind, and most of Homura's true intentions in the ending are coming from them.]]
** In the tea party in Mami's house before Homura and Mami have a violent confrontation, when Mami walks to the kitchen to make more tea, you can see her yellow ribbon trailing behind her when she walks behind Homura.
** Pay close to attention to what Bebe says -- not the subtitles, but the actual sounds she's making -- when [[spoiler:Homura begins to interrogate her.]] She clearly starts saying [[spoiler:"Kyubey".]]
** After Homura monologuing her dislike of Mami's StepfordSmiler tendency to hide her fragile mind, and by proxy becomes an obstacle to her mission of saving Madoka, Bebe pleads to her to stop holding her grudge, instead of being clueless like she usually is. [[spoiler:Like Sayaka, Bebe -- or Nagisa, to be precise -- is another of Ultimate Madoka's secretaries.]]
** [[spoiler:Homura's]] familiars can be heard chanting "Gott ist tot!", a quote from FriedrichNietzsche about how [[spoiler:humanity killed god and has to become god thyself]]. Cue the end of the movie...
** Included in the [[FreezeFrameBonus runes]], [[EasterEgg naturally]]. Not only are the Nightmares' backgrounds full of ballerinas, their accompanying runes spell out [[spoiler:Homulilly as this world's creator.]] During the TransformationSequence, [[spoiler:Homura's runes don't spell out her name, but instead her pleas for death.]]
** [[invoked]]The Cake Song. A sweet dream begins when [[spoiler:Madoka is split, like a melon.]] More details on the Fridge page under FridgeBrilliance.
** Pay ''very close attention'' to Homura's conversation with Madoka in the flower field. [[spoiler:No, Homura is not upset [[LoveYouAndEverybody Madoka cares about other people]]. Homura is upset to find Madoka never would want to sacrifice herself the way she did at the end of the anime. In fact, she changes her mind about accepting Madoka's sacrifice, which leads to the events at the end of the movie. It becomes especially cruel when you realize that the illusory world's Madoka [[LaserGuidedAmnesia doesn't have the memories of the real one]], and thus doesn't know why she would ever make such a sacrifice when Homura asks her about it, as well as the fact that Homura (unintentionally or otherwise) left out a lot of essential details anyway.]]
** There are numerous scenes when Kyubey enters and Bebe shoots him a hostile look or even growls at him. It may look like [[HeadbuttingHeroes some kind of jealousy or rivalry between the two]], but [[spoiler:Kyubey is an enemy to Nagisa, and she is trying to put a stop to him.]].
25th Feb '17 7:38:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Anna has BlueEyes. This is foreshadowing that she is of MixedAncestry. [[spoiler:Who else has blue eyes? Marnie, who turns to be Anna's grandmother.]]

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** Anna has BlueEyes.blue eyes. This is foreshadowing that she is of MixedAncestry. [[spoiler:Who else has blue eyes? Marnie, who turns to be Anna's grandmother.]]
17th Feb '17 12:20:03 PM RoseBride
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*** Reiji's mastering of the four Special Summon Methods was an early hint of him being the son of Leo [[spoiler: because Leo was from the Original World where all those summon methods coexisted]]

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*** Reiji's mastering of the four Special Summon Methods was an early hint of and him being the son of Leo was an early hint of [[spoiler: because Leo was backstory from the Original World where all those summon methods coexisted]]



*** The fact that all the girls and the boys (minus Yuri and Serena) all have a close relationship hints and Yuzu's bracelet in particular warping the Yu's away from each other it's an early hint to [[spoiler: The fact that their original impersonations: [[SatanicArchetype Zarc]] and [[MessianicArchetype Ray]] respectively were actually {{ArchEnemies}} whom faced each other in their past lives and the [[BarrierMaiden girls]] are supposed to keep the [[ApocalypseMaiden boys]] in check of never coming together again]]
*** Doubles as a BilingualBonus but Reira [[spoiler: being able to communicate with Ray's spirit and eventually becoming his host is hinted through the kanji's of his name: 零(Zero = Rei = Ray) and 零(Ra = Rashiban = Compass) or in other words: He literally became Ray's compass]]

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*** The fact that all the girls and the boys (minus Yuri and Serena) all have a lived close by and had a strong relationship hints and Yuzu's bracelet in particular warping the Yu's away from each other it's an early hint to [[spoiler: The fact that their original impersonations: [[SatanicArchetype Zarc]] and [[MessianicArchetype Ray]] respectively were actually {{ArchEnemies}} whom faced each other in their past lives and the [[BarrierMaiden girls]] are supposed to keep the [[ApocalypseMaiden boys]] in check of never coming together and thus reviving Zarc again]]
*** Doubles as a BilingualBonus but Reira [[spoiler: being able to communicate with Ray's spirit and eventually becoming his her host is hinted through the kanji's of his name: 零(Zero 赤;(Zero = Rei = Ray) and 零(Ra = Rashiban = Compass) or in other words: He literally became Ray's compass]]
5th Feb '17 6:05:47 AM Daylight
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* Bulma's attraction to Vegeta is foreshadowed quite at bit. And at the beginning of the Android Saga, Bulma admits to the Z gang during a cookout that she frequently dreams about Vegeta and even defends his attitude to Yamcha. Que
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* Bulma's attraction to Vegeta is foreshadowed quite at bit. And at the beginning of the Android Saga, Bulma admits to the Z gang during a cookout that she frequently dreams about Vegeta and even defends his attitude to Yamcha. Que
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5th Feb '17 6:04:42 AM Daylight
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*** Ignoring Future Trunks' message, [[HilariousInHindsight looking back on it]], it can even be implied that Bulma and Vegeta may get together, when she offered him a place to stay alongside the Nameks in her home, although at first sight it would be simply her [[HumansAreSpecial being a decent person as an Earthling would be]]. She even described a dream she to her then-''boyfriend'' Yamcha about Vegeta being a decent guy to her. Of course, this is just a few episodes just before Trunks appears.

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*** Ignoring Future Trunks' message, [[HilariousInHindsight looking back on it]], it can even be implied that Bulma and Vegeta may get together, when she offered him a place to stay alongside the Nameks in her home, although at first sight it would be simply her [[HumansAreSpecial being a decent person as an Earthling would be]]. She even described a dream she to her then-''boyfriend'' Yamcha about Vegeta being a decent guy to her. Of course, this is just a few episodes just before Trunks appears. Going back even further, at the beginning of the Freeza Saga during the time Bulma, Krillin and Gohan are traveling to the Planet Namek to find the dragon balls and wish their friends back, Bulma asks about Vegeta offhandedly, surprising both Krillin and Gohan. During the middle of the Freeza Saga, Bulma is shown dreaming about Vegeta. And before they leave the planet and return to Earth, Bulma flirts with Vegeta a little bit to convince him to go to Earth with them.


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* Bulma's attraction to Vegeta is foreshadowed quite at bit. And at the beginning of the Android Saga, Bulma admits to the Z gang during a cookout that she frequently dreams about Vegeta and even defends his attitude to Yamcha. Que
3rd Feb '17 1:12:37 PM RoseBride
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** With the reveal of the MetaOrigin during episodes 126 - 127, the foreshadowing resultant of the RewatchBonus was such that is almost became an inside joke in the fandom [[note]]Foreshadowwing, foreshadowing everywhere!![[/note]] but some of the most noorious were:

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** With the reveal of the MetaOrigin during episodes 126 - 127, the foreshadowing resultant of the RewatchBonus was such that is almost became an inside joke in the fandom [[note]]Foreshadowwing, [[note]][[MemeticMutation Foreshadowing, foreshadowing everywhere!![[/note]] everywhere!!]][[/note]] but some of the most noorious were:notorious were:
*** In a flashback Reiji remembers finding the files for the Revival Zero project that his father tries to accomplish along with photo files of Serena and Yuri, both files have names: Ray_A_001 and Z_ARC_001 next to their names respectively [[spoiler: as it turns out this was an ''huge'' hint of their identities as [[{{Reincarnation}} Reincarnations]]/[[SealedEvilinaSixpack Fragments]] of the resident BigGood and the [[GreaterScopeVillain ultimate villain]] of the series: Ray Akaba and Zarc.]]



*** The FamilyThemeNaming of the Akaba Family (All of them have the kanji for Zero in their names) as well as the name of The Professor's plan of Revival Zero [[spoiler:was a hint to the name of the actual BigGood of the series: [[MyHeroZero Ray]], which in turn is the Professor's daughter from the Original Word and thus [[LongLostRelative Reiji's half-sister]]]]

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*** The FamilyThemeNaming of the Akaba Family (All of them have the kanji for Zero in their names) as well as the name of The Professor's plan of Revival Zero [[spoiler:was a hint to the name of the actual BigGood of the series: [[MyHeroZero Ray]], which in turn is the Professor's daughter from the Original Word World and thus [[LongLostRelative Reiji's half-sister]]]]



*** Doubles as a BilingualBonus but Reira [[spoiler: being able to communicate with Ray's spirit and eventually becoming his host is hinted through the kanji's of his name: 零(Zero = Rei) and 零(Ra = Rashiban = Compass) or in other words: He literally became Ray's compass]]

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*** Doubles as a BilingualBonus but Reira [[spoiler: being able to communicate with Ray's spirit and eventually becoming his host is hinted through the kanji's of his name: 零(Zero = Rei) Rei = Ray) and 零(Ra = Rashiban = Compass) or in other words: He literally became Ray's compass]]
1st Feb '17 6:36:14 AM RoseBride
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*** The FamilyThemeNaming of the Akaba Family (All of them have the kanji for Zero in their names) as well as the name of The Professor's plan of Revival Zero [[spoiler:was a hint to the name of the actual BigGood of the series: [[MyHeroZero Ray]], which in turn is the Professor's daughter from the Original World]]
*** For starters, there's the numerous hints at the bracelet's powers, from the girl's names: Yuzu(Citron, holly plant), Serena (Moon), Rin (Cold), and Ruri (a type of bluetail bird) and their respective archetypes themes of their decks that hint at the Kachou Fuugetsu [[note]]Literally: flowers, birds, wind, moon [[/note]] aesthetic principle [[spoiler: It's also the power source of the En Nature Cards, the only known way to defeat [[GreaterScopeVillain Zarc]]]]
*** The true identity of the Yu's as the Original Four Dimensional Dragons [[spoilers: and fragments of Zarc's soul]] is hinted as well with their color scheme, their preferred summon methods as well as (with the exception of Yuya) lack of family or past history hints their supernatural origin.
*** The fact that all the girls and the boys (minus Yuri and Serena) all have a close relationship hints and Yuzu's bracelet in particular warping the Yu's away from each other it's an early hint to [[spoiler: The fact that their original impersonations: [[SatanicArchetype Zarc]] and [[MessianicArchetype Ray]] respectively were actually {{ArchEnemies}}]]

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*** The FamilyThemeNaming of the Akaba Family (All of them have the kanji for Zero in their names) as well as the name of The Professor's plan of Revival Zero [[spoiler:was a hint to the name of the actual BigGood of the series: [[MyHeroZero Ray]], which in turn is the Professor's daughter from the Original World]]
Word and thus [[LongLostRelative Reiji's half-sister]]]]
*** For starters, there's There's the numerous hints at the bracelet's powers, from the girl's names: Yuzu(Citron, holly plant), Serena (Moon), Rin (Cold), and Ruri (a type of bluetail bird) and their respective archetypes themes of their decks that hint at the Kachou Fuugetsu [[note]]Literally: flowers, birds, wind, moon [[/note]] aesthetic principle [[spoiler: It's also the power source of the En Nature Cards, the only known way to defeat [[GreaterScopeVillain Zarc]]]]
*** The true identity of the Yu's as the Original Four Dimensional Dragons [[spoilers: [[spoiler: and fragments of Zarc's soul]] is hinted as well with their color scheme, their preferred summon methods as well as (with the exception of Yuya) lack of family or past history hints their supernatural origin.
*** The fact that all the girls and the boys (minus Yuri and Serena) all have a close relationship hints and Yuzu's bracelet in particular warping the Yu's away from each other it's an early hint to [[spoiler: The fact that their original impersonations: [[SatanicArchetype Zarc]] and [[MessianicArchetype Ray]] respectively were actually {{ArchEnemies}}]]
{{ArchEnemies}} whom faced each other in their past lives and the [[BarrierMaiden girls]] are supposed to keep the [[ApocalypseMaiden boys]] in check of never coming together again]]
*** Doubles as a BilingualBonus but Reira [[spoiler: being able to communicate with Ray's spirit and eventually becoming his host is hinted through the kanji's of his name: 零(Zero = Rei) and 零(Ra = Rashiban = Compass) or in other words: He literally became Ray's compass]]
31st Jan '17 2:01:43 PM RoseBride
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** Shun's status as a FriendToAllChildren ([[ChildSoldiers children from Academia excluded for obvious reasons]]) has been hinted at. First when he reacted slightly to the cries of children during his duel with Sora, then his anger at [[TagalongKid Reira]] being brought to Synchro was probably his way of expressing concern for Reira's safety.

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** Shun's status as a FriendToAllChildren ([[ChildSoldiers children With the reveal of the MetaOrigin during episodes 126 - 127, the foreshadowing resultant of the RewatchBonus was such that is almost became an inside joke in the fandom [[note]]Foreshadowwing, foreshadowing everywhere!![[/note]] but some of the most noorious were:
*** Reiji's mastering of the four Special Summon Methods was an early hint of him being the son of Leo [[spoiler: because Leo was
from Academia excluded the Original World where all those summon methods coexisted]]
*** The FamilyThemeNaming of the Akaba Family (All of them have the kanji
for obvious reasons]]) has been Zero in their names) as well as the name of The Professor's plan of Revival Zero [[spoiler:was a hint to the name of the actual BigGood of the series: [[MyHeroZero Ray]], which in turn is the Professor's daughter from the Original World]]
*** For starters, there's the numerous hints at the bracelet's powers, from the girl's names: Yuzu(Citron, holly plant), Serena (Moon), Rin (Cold), and Ruri (a type of bluetail bird) and their respective archetypes themes of their decks that hint at the Kachou Fuugetsu [[note]]Literally: flowers, birds, wind, moon [[/note]] aesthetic principle [[spoiler: It's also the power source of the En Nature Cards, the only known way to defeat [[GreaterScopeVillain Zarc]]]]
*** The true identity of the Yu's as the Original Four Dimensional Dragons [[spoilers: and fragments of Zarc's soul]] is
hinted at. First when he reacted slightly to the cries of children during his duel as well with Sora, then his anger at [[TagalongKid Reira]] being brought their color scheme, their preferred summon methods as well as (with the exception of Yuya) lack of family or past history hints their supernatural origin.
*** The fact that all the girls and the boys (minus Yuri and Serena) all have a close relationship hints and Yuzu's bracelet in particular warping the Yu's away from each other it's an early hint
to Synchro was probably his way of expressing concern for Reira's safety.[[spoiler: The fact that their original impersonations: [[SatanicArchetype Zarc]] and [[MessianicArchetype Ray]] respectively were actually {{ArchEnemies}}]]
20th Jan '17 2:07:36 PM HeSupplanted
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** In the opening sequence, we see many images of characters and plot important words. [[spoiler: After showing a picture of Kaworu and Rei, the word 'Angels' appears. Kaworu is explicitly an Angel and the vessel for Adam's soul, whereas Rei is the vessel for Lilith's soul and is implied to be at least [[HalfHumanHybrid part angel]].
*** Not to mention a shot of Yui Ikari in profile, followed immediately by a shot of a helmetless EVA-01 in profile. The credits, like the rest of the show, like to mess with your head.

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** In the opening sequence, we see many images of characters and plot important words. [[spoiler: After showing a picture of Kaworu and Rei, the word 'Angels' appears. Kaworu is explicitly an Angel and the vessel for Adam's soul, whereas Rei is the vessel for Lilith's soul and is implied to be at least [[HalfHumanHybrid part angel]].
angel]].]]
*** Not to mention a shot of Yui Ikari in profile, followed immediately by [[spoiler: a shot of a helmetless EVA-01 in profile. profile.]] The credits, like the rest of the show, like to mess with your head.



** Evangelion is frequently abbreviated to Eva, which is the name in multiple languages of Eve; [[spoiler: this foreshadows not only that all of the Evas but Unit-01 are clones made from Adam's tissue, just as Eve was formed out of Adam's rib in [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]] but also foreshadows the revelation that the Evas contain the souls of the pilots' mothers, both through the feminine name 'Eva' and with Eve being the ultimate mother of all humans.]]

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** Evangelion is frequently abbreviated to Eva, which is the name in multiple languages of Eve; [[spoiler: this foreshadows not only that all of the Evas but Unit-01 are clones made from Adam's tissue, just as Eve was formed out of Adam's rib in [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]] but also foreshadows the revelation that the Evas contain the souls of the pilots' mothers, both through the link to the feminine name 'Eva' and with Eve being the ultimate mother of all humans.]]
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