History Headscratchers / NeonGenesisEvangelion

2nd May '16 1:52:17 PM Willbyr
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** The answer is simple enough. The original episodes 25 and 26 were in fact the planned ending to the series. It's a common theme in Anno's work (compare with Gunbuster, for example,or the direction he was taking KareKano in before he was removed from the project). D&R and [=EoE=] were both created largely in reaction to fan response, in particular the large number of death threats Anno received over episodes 25 and 26 (some of which are shown on screen during [=EoE=]). Thus, while episodes 25' and 26' are not truly a "screw the fans" section, that is a part of it. In fact, all 4 episodes show the exact same ending, simply from different points of view. Episodes 25 and 26 show an internal (mental) view of Complementation itself, 25 from within Asuka, Misato, and Shinji's minds, 26 from within Shinji's only. Episodes 25' and 26' then show an external (physical) view of the events leading up to and beyond Complementation, with some additional mental clarification.

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** The answer is simple enough. The original episodes 25 and 26 were in fact the planned ending to the series. It's a common theme in Anno's work (compare with Gunbuster, ''Gunbuster'', for example,or the direction he was taking KareKano ''Manga/KareKano'' in before he was removed from the project). D&R and [=EoE=] were both created largely in reaction to fan response, in particular the large number of death threats Anno received over episodes 25 and 26 (some of which are shown on screen during [=EoE=]). Thus, while episodes 25' and 26' are not truly a "screw the fans" section, that is a part of it. In fact, all 4 episodes show the exact same ending, simply from different points of view. Episodes 25 and 26 show an internal (mental) view of Complementation itself, 25 from within Asuka, Misato, and Shinji's minds, 26 from within Shinji's only. Episodes 25' and 26' then show an external (physical) view of the events leading up to and beyond Complementation, with some additional mental clarification.
1st Apr '16 10:16:05 AM Willbyr
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** Or, ''Gainax'' has no regard for physics. GurrenLagann was so powerful it caused a reaction rippling through time so that Gainax did the impossible and kicked reason to the curb.

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** Or, ''Gainax'' has no regard for physics. GurrenLagann ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' was so powerful it caused a reaction rippling through time so that Gainax did the impossible and kicked reason to the curb.
19th Mar '16 2:55:05 PM Itazu
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***But it had an actual clit. The eye was where the vaginal opening would be.
9th Mar '16 8:48:19 AM Ro8ert
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** This troper always figured that the Angels needed to be removed from the equation to keep humanity's new home (whether it be the Black Moon or the GNR) safe. Imagine if SELEE's scenario played out (assuming the EVA Series was ready), all the souls of mankind started swirling around the Black Moon forever... and then Zeruel shows up and blows it up?

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** This troper always figured that the Angels needed to be removed from the equation to keep humanity's new home (whether it be the Black Moon or the GNR) safe. Imagine if SELEE's scenario played out (assuming the EVA Series was ready), all the souls of mankind started swirling around the Black Moon forever... and then Zeruel shows up and blows it up?
to hell.
6th Mar '16 2:36:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** Everyone keeps saying that all Eva characters are mad or at least mentally disturbed. But that's not true. Characters written by FyodorDostoevsky are really mad and their psychological issues are greatly and belivably described. If you compare Eva to Dostoevsky, Eva characters' problems look like awfully exaggerated teenage {{Wangst}}.

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** Everyone keeps saying that all Eva characters are mad or at least mentally disturbed. But that's not true. Characters written by FyodorDostoevsky Creator/FyodorDostoevsky are really mad and their psychological issues are greatly and belivably described. If you compare Eva to Dostoevsky, Eva characters' problems look like awfully exaggerated teenage {{Wangst}}.
30th Jan '16 6:26:10 PM YasminPerry
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* This is pretty minor compared to the other questions, I know, but I was intrigued by {{SEGA}}'s logo appearing in front of ''Death'' and ''Rebirth'' and ''EOE''; does anyone know what exactly they did, production-wise? Did they provide 3D animation, or what?
6th Jan '16 7:57:14 AM crazysamaritan
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*** That's assuming they still have ICBMs left in service after Second Impact. The amount of damage it did to the world probably discouraged the use of nuclear weapons, as even a small nuclear exchange would result in a nuclear winter for decades and kill millions to billions of people. Earth doesn't have the natural resources or total human population left to risk the after effects of a nuclear weapon.

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*** That's assuming they still have ICBMs [=ICBMs=] left in service after Second Impact. The amount of damage it did to the world probably discouraged the use of nuclear weapons, as even a small nuclear exchange would result in a nuclear winter for decades and kill millions to billions of people. Earth doesn't have the natural resources or total human population left to risk the after effects of a nuclear weapon.
30th Oct '15 8:17:38 PM FF32
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** Possibly due to off-camera technical details. SEELE had some pretty specific rituals regarding Instrumentality, involving the Spear of Longinus, Kabbalist Trees, Unit 01, several mass production units, and of course Giant Naked Rei. It looked like relatively advanced {{Magitech}} to me. Or maybe they just didn't want to chances with some Angel that they've no data about, because it MIGHT initiate instrumentality in a way SEELE didn't want, possibly because that Angel was just different from what they know about Kaworu, Lilith and Adam, or because it's a retarded Angel and has bugs or something in it's programming. And that's just scratching the surface or all these variables that they just CAN'T afford to take chances with. Gendo however has '''no''' excuse for not melting Rei, Adam and Lilith together and become a god as soon as Kaworu is taken care of, instead of waiting until SEELE can even think about sick the JSDF on NERV.

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** Possibly due to off-camera technical details. SEELE had some pretty specific rituals regarding Instrumentality, involving the Spear of Longinus, Kabbalist Trees, Unit 01, several mass production units, and of course Giant Naked Rei. It looked like relatively advanced {{Magitech}} {{Magitek}} to me. Or maybe they just didn't want to chances with some Angel that they've no data about, because it MIGHT initiate instrumentality in a way SEELE didn't want, possibly because that Angel was just different from what they know about Kaworu, Lilith and Adam, or because it's a retarded Angel and has bugs or something in it's programming. And that's just scratching the surface or all these variables that they just CAN'T afford to take chances with. Gendo however has '''no''' excuse for not melting Rei, Adam and Lilith together and become a god as soon as Kaworu is taken care of, instead of waiting until SEELE can even think about sick the JSDF on NERV.
23rd Oct '15 1:25:02 PM MarkLungo
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*** While the show was a main cause of the wave of censorship that later swept Japan's tv networks, the show itself was not subjected to it except for a minor snafu with TVTokyo over episode 18.

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*** While the show was a main cause of the wave of censorship that later swept Japan's tv networks, the show itself was not subjected to it except for a minor snafu with TVTokyo Creator/TVTokyo over episode 18.



** The school is one of the social controls that NERV and SEELE places upon their pilots. ''Every'' child in that classroom is an Eva candidate. The whole can't read kanji is the excuse that they use, but even if she could Asuka would still be getting stuffed into that classroom. The world ends that year anyway, by SEELE's design or Gendo's, so it isn't like her wishes matter. Note that while she was in Germany she had SEELE oversight in the form of Misato and then Kaji.

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** The school is one of the social controls that NERV and SEELE places upon their pilots. ''Every'' child in that classroom is an Eva candidate. The whole can't read kanji is the excuse that they use, but even if she could Asuka would still be getting stuffed into that classroom. The world ends that year anyway, by SEELE's design or Gendo's, so it isn't like her wishes matter. Note that while she was in Germany she had SEELE oversight in the form of Misato and then Kaji.Kaji.
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16th Oct '15 11:40:11 PM nombretomado
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*** ...true, because neither science fiction nor fantasy has ever offered a commentary on human nature and culture, particularly this or that aspect, couched in a metaphysical allegory within a genre background. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to go watch a ''PlanetOfTheApes'' / ''Film/{{District 9}}'' double feature, and then maybe read some KurtVonnegut right after my favorite episode of ''TheTwilightZone''. Unless they're showing ''2001ASpaceOdyssey'', that is...

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*** ...true, because neither science fiction nor fantasy has ever offered a commentary on human nature and culture, particularly this or that aspect, couched in a metaphysical allegory within a genre background. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to go watch a ''PlanetOfTheApes'' ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' / ''Film/{{District 9}}'' double feature, and then maybe read some KurtVonnegut right after my favorite episode of ''TheTwilightZone''. Unless they're showing ''2001ASpaceOdyssey'', that is...
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