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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.
3rd Feb '17 5:13:50 PM xIrelandx
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*** ^ This seems the most likely, as Gendo's treatment of Shinji can be considered gaslighting - the emotional withdrawal and abandonment coupled the constant verbal abuse with the exception of one compliment are all gaslighting tactics that abusers will use to keep their victims dependent on them, keeping them from leaving. What scares me is not only that it works on Shinji, but on the audience - many view Gendo as having been redeemed in the end.
18th Dec '16 11:10:39 AM Twilightisbestpony
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* What exactly does Asuka see in Shinji?
19th Oct '16 12:23:40 PM happy123boy
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**Granted, I prefer not to see genitalia of any kind in any anime, so while it makes no sense whatsoever, it is greatly appreciated.
19th Oct '16 12:22:27 PM happy123boy
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*This one isn't quite as serious as the others, but towards the beginning of Death and Rebirth, there is a scene of Misato and Kaji having sex. We get an eyeful of Misato's crotch (on par with Asuka's breasts in End of Eva.) Thing is, Misato's crotch is completely featureless and nothing is penetrating it. How the heck are they having sex???
12th Jul '16 6:24:26 PM jaimeastorga2000
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'''Note to posters:''' The [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/Main_Page Evageeks Wiki]] and the related [[http://www.evacommentary.org Eva Commentary Project]] have many excellent articles and analysis on the themes and motifs of Evangelion, as well as in-depth discussions of several episodes. Please give them a look before asking any new questions.

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'''Note to posters:''' The [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/Main_Page Evageeks Wiki]] and the related [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20151028205408id_/http://www.evacommentary.org org/ Eva Commentary Project]] have many excellent articles and analysis on the themes and motifs of Evangelion, as well as in-depth discussions of several episodes. Please give them a look before asking any new questions.
4th Jun '16 5:44:40 PM nombretomado
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** SEELE refers to the *secret* Dead Sea Scrolls, a part of the Scrolls not known to the public. I think that the Classified Information in the PS2/PSP game suggests that the Scrolls are a sort of instruction manual that was found with Adam and the Spear.

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** SEELE refers to the *secret* Dead Sea Scrolls, a part of the Scrolls not known to the public. I think that the Classified Information in the PS2/PSP [=PS2=]/PSP game suggests that the Scrolls are a sort of instruction manual that was found with Adam and the Spear.
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.
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