History Headscratchers / NeonGenesisEvangelion

4th Jul '17 5:36:18 PM nombretomado
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*** See, what bugs me, though, is that according to TheOtherWiki, Adam was the First Angel and Lilith was the second, with the third being the first one battled in the series. If Lilith is expressly ''not'' an Angel, then how can humanity be number eighteen?

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*** See, what bugs me, though, is that according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, Adam was the First Angel and Lilith was the second, with the third being the first one battled in the series. If Lilith is expressly ''not'' an Angel, then how can humanity be number eighteen?
22nd Jun '17 10:29:17 PM Atha
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** Since when was Evangalion hard sci-fi? Alien robot mothers fighting an alien shapeshifter with a magic forcefield that shoots magic lasers, and the thing that suspends your disbelief is "The positron rifle doesn't work like it should."? All we know about the weapon is that positrons are somehow involved, and it shoots some kind of laser. They don't go into detail on how it works. Its possible that it uses the positrons as a power source instead, shooting the target with the gamma rays produced by the annihilation. Or it could use the energy to make a secondary laser, using the positrons as "batteries" so enough energy could be released at once. Or the beam could have other future stuff in it techno babbles the positrons into acting like they do here. It could even be a non-indicative name. Railguns don't shoot rails, coilguns don't shoot coils, assault rifles don't shoot assault, there is no reason positron rifles would necessarily shoot positrons.
22nd Jun '17 7:45:02 AM AlexDKZ
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*** Unless the LCL in the Rebuild movies works entirely different from the one in the series, nope, aquatic life can't live in it. Which makes 100% sense, just because LCL is breathable and non-toxic, that doesn' mean it can sustain life in the long run. We know that even slight changes of PH, chemical makeup, viscosity, clarity, temperature, etc, in sea water will kill plenty of organisms that have adapted to live in certain conditions (the massive worldwide loss of coral we are experiencing right now is a pretty good example of that), now imagine what would happen if water got replaced by an entirely different substance.
22nd Jun '17 7:10:37 AM AlexDKZ
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*The positron rifle always bothered me. If the rifle is really firing positrons, then we are talking about an anti-matter weapon here. Once the beam impacted the Angel, the effect wouldn't be a clean pierce but a massive explosion, one that would have bathed the area with gamma rays.
21st Jun '17 9:53:33 AM AlexDKZ
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*** A moment in the 1.0 movie (not sure if that happened in the series, been ages since I watched it) that showcases the "they are being watched" aspect pretty clearly: when Shinji goes into his first rebellious stroll through Tokyo-3. He walks around all sorts of seedy places and sleeps in a dirty alley covering himself in cardboard, seemingly alone and vulnerable. But when he got tired, all he had to do was to yell that he wanted to go back home, and several NERV agents appear out of thin air.
17th Jun '17 10:12:48 AM 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 ''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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*** ...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 ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' / ''Film/{{District 9}}'' double feature, and then maybe read some KurtVonnegut Creator/KurtVonnegut right after my favorite episode of ''TheTwilightZone''. Unless they're showing ''2001ASpaceOdyssey'', that is...
18th May '17 5:00:43 PM Atha
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** Its illegal to show "indecent material" in Japan without censorship, a law that has been applied even to pornography. The "Barbey doll" technique is one way to get around that, especially for something that is shown to a general audience. Its just censorship-they can't show a crotch with all the stuff it *should* have without the risk of a large fine.


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** She is incredibly desperate for affection and attention, and sees herself first and foremost as an ace Eva pilot. Shinji is the only male Eva pilot and thus the only person her age who could see her be the ace pilot she sees herself as. She has a crush on Kaji, the only other person remotely close to her age who is involved with NERV. Aside from that, Asuka and Shinji are alike in some ways (such as sharing mother issues), and they go through a lot together over the course of the series.
17th May '17 7:51:47 PM nombretomado
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*** Uh, no. There ''has'' been a carrier named ''Shangri-La'', but nobody in the Navy is that big a ''Wizard of Oz'' fan. The ship name is a very obscure UruseiYatsura ShoutOut, to a pair of episodes that introduce a Name'sTheSame character.

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*** Uh, no. There ''has'' been a carrier named ''Shangri-La'', but nobody in the Navy is that big a ''Wizard of Oz'' fan. The ship name is a very obscure UruseiYatsura Manga/UruseiYatsura ShoutOut, to a pair of episodes that introduce a Name'sTheSame character.
24th Apr '17 4:14:01 AM MockFerret
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** The AT Field is not only linked to maintaining physical form, but also to the ability to connect with others in any sense - hence the Hedgehog's Dilemma stuff. The Angels have AT Fields vastly stronger than anything produced by humanity. Is it really surprising that they don't work together? They'd be literally incapable of it.
4th Feb '17 9:10:39 AM xIrelandx
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** I don't know that I'd say that's a problem with the MOTW format "pretty much wherever it appears" as in several sci-fi shows (think The X-Files, Supernatural, even several episodes of Buffy) the Monsters of the Week aren't in any way connected and have no reason to attack as a unit. It's more a problem with the Mytharc concept.
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