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8th Feb '16 9:28:34 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* A tendency towards talking in SpockSpeak.
31st Jan '16 7:23:00 AM ashlay
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not emotionless, also highly sociable, etc. She's just shares the Mysterious Waif trope.
* ''CodeGeass'': ** Anya, a pink haired [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] 15 year old HumongousMecha pilot who [[TheQuietOne likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them]], [[spoiler:and is a SoulJar for the protagonist's mother]]. ** C.C. also qualifies by the virtue of unusual hair and eye color, troubled past, stoicism, immortality, and gradually warming up to Lelouch up to a HeroicSacrifice for his sake (much like Rei, she gets better). The main things that set her apart are her tendency to mess with people and her [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza addiction]].
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* ''CodeGeass'': ** ''CodeGeass'': Anya, a pink haired [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] 15 year old HumongousMecha pilot who [[TheQuietOne likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them]], [[spoiler:and is a SoulJar for the protagonist's mother]]. ** C.C. also qualifies by the virtue of unusual hair and eye color, troubled past, stoicism, immortality, and gradually warming up to Lelouch up to a HeroicSacrifice for his sake (much like Rei, she gets better). The main things that set her apart are her tendency to mess with people and her [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza addiction]].mother]].
20th Jan '16 2:47:01 PM LadySugarQuill
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** This also makes the Rei Ayanami Expy an UnbuiltTrope, as ''Eva'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno designed Rei to be a {{Deconstruction}} of how [[UncannyValley unnatural]] {{Otaku}} culture's "ideal" of a shy, obedient love interest [[TakeThatAudience actually would be]]. It backfired, hard, as [[MisaimedFandom instead of considering her too strange to empathize with]], the audience admired her [[CharacterDevelopment gradual journey of getting in touch with her emotions, understanding that]] [[FreakinessShame others may appreciate her uniqueness rather than shun her for it]], [[CharacterDevelopment and eventually choosing her own path]]. Some critics went as far as saying the character herself rebelled against the narrow stereotype she was thrust into.
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** This also makes the Rei Ayanami Expy an UnbuiltTrope, as ''Eva'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno designed Rei to be a {{Deconstruction}} of how [[UncannyValley unnatural]] {{Otaku}} culture's "ideal" of a shy, obedient love interest [[TakeThatAudience actually would be]]. It backfired, hard, as [[MisaimedFandom instead of considering her too strange to empathize with]], the audience admired her [[CharacterDevelopment gradual journey of getting in touch with her emotions, understanding that]] [[FreakinessShame others may appreciate her uniqueness rather than shun her for it]], [[CharacterDevelopment and eventually choosing her own path]]. Some critics went as far as saying the character herself rebelled against the narrow stereotype she was thrust into.
19th Jan '16 2:50:18 AM REV6Pilot
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* Tabitha from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Bobbed light blue hair, very fair skin and a quiet and deeply stoic demeanor.
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* Tabitha from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Bobbed light blue hair, very fair skin and a skin, quiet and deeply stoic demeanor.demeanor, and speaks in strangely truncated, sentences with barely enough to get her point across, often single-word ones.
19th Jan '16 2:48:19 AM REV6Pilot
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Erase ALL of the circular redirects! ... in this case, just one.
** This also makes the ReiAyanamiExpy an UnbuiltTrope, as ''Eva'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno designed Rei to be a {{Deconstruction}} of how [[UncannyValley unnatural]] {{Otaku}} culture's "ideal" of a shy, obedient love interest [[TakeThatAudience actually would be]]. It backfired, hard, as [[MisaimedFandom instead of considering her too strange to empathize with]], the audience admired her [[CharacterDevelopment gradual journey of getting in touch with her emotions, understanding that]] [[FreakinessShame others may appreciate her uniqueness rather than shun her for it]], [[CharacterDevelopment and eventually choosing her own path]]. Some critics went as far as saying the character herself rebelled against the narrow stereotype she was thrust into.
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** This also makes the ReiAyanamiExpy Rei Ayanami Expy an UnbuiltTrope, as ''Eva'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno designed Rei to be a {{Deconstruction}} of how [[UncannyValley unnatural]] {{Otaku}} culture's "ideal" of a shy, obedient love interest [[TakeThatAudience actually would be]]. It backfired, hard, as [[MisaimedFandom instead of considering her too strange to empathize with]], the audience admired her [[CharacterDevelopment gradual journey of getting in touch with her emotions, understanding that]] [[FreakinessShame others may appreciate her uniqueness rather than shun her for it]], [[CharacterDevelopment and eventually choosing her own path]]. Some critics went as far as saying the character herself rebelled against the narrow stereotype she was thrust into.
18th Jan '16 6:11:11 AM rafi
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* Julie Sigtuna from ''LightNovel/AbsoluteDuo''.
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* Another borderline example, Subaru from ''Anime/DotHackSign''. She has short, bright blue hair, brown eyes (close enough to red), is quiet and very soft spoken as well as showing signs of being shy in RL. Also In real life, she is in a wheel chair from a terrible accident she keeps secret, and is a {{Meganekko}}. The series shared a character designer with ''Evangelion'', so it's plausible it was a deliberate reference between the two characters. ** Tsukasa shows traits of this, as well, mostly being emotionless (though it's more an angry sort of apathy). %%* Julie Sigtuna from ''LightNovel/AbsoluteDuo''.''LightNovel/AbsoluteDuo''. * Kanade "Angel" Tachibana from ''Anime/AngelBeats''. She's presumed to be an angel working under God to oversee the afterlife. She's also seemingly emotionless, to the point where the other characters weren't even sure if she was sentient at first. [[spoiler: She's actually a human just like the rest of them. Her powers come from a computer program, and she seems blank because she'd given up on forming attachments to anyone. She displays some subtle humanity when Otonashi is getting to know her, and by the finale she's dropped the facade entirely.]] * Mei Misaki, from the ''Literature/{{Another}}'' horror/mystery light-novel series most certainly qualifies. An EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with emphasis on [[TownWithADarkSecret eerie]], dark short hair, skin so pale it is in a shade of grey, [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], an eye-patch resembling Rei's usual bandages, [[EmotionlessGirl a deeply stoic demeanor]] and the overall feeling of creepy cuteness/cute creepiness exhaled. Visually, she is basically Rei with pitch black hair.

* Julie Sigtuna Sen Yarizui, "the Ice Witch", from ''LightNovel/AbsoluteDuo''.''Anime/BenTo''. * [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ondine/Undine]] from ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'', though she doesn't last long. %%* Nemu and Ururu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. %%** Ulquiorra could be considered a male example. * Jo of ''Anime/BurstAngel''. Dead ringer, aside from a rougher appearance. She's even referred to as an angel of death. [[spoiler:And they are both {{Artificial Human}}s.]] ** She may be a combination of Rei plus [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante. Or maybe Nero.]]

* Julie Sigtuna from ''LightNovel/AbsoluteDuo''.''CodeGeass'': ** Anya, a pink haired [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] 15 year old HumongousMecha pilot who [[TheQuietOne likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them]], [[spoiler:and is a SoulJar for the protagonist's mother]]. ** C.C. also qualifies by the virtue of unusual hair and eye color, troubled past, stoicism, immortality, and gradually warming up to Lelouch up to a HeroicSacrifice for his sake (much like Rei, she gets better). The main things that set her apart are her tendency to mess with people and her [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza addiction]].

* Anthy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', right down to [[spoiler:being a goddess stabbed by the villains to contain her power (remember, Rei has Lilith's soul.)]] Given ''Utena's'' original air date, she's probably the UrExample, as wee as one of the few to stay true to Rei's UnbuiltTrope nature.

* Lain from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' fits everything here, except she has brown hair. Notably, the creators of ''Lain'' [[WordOfGod have said]] they didn't even watch ''Evangelion'' until they finished the fourth episode of ''Lain''. * Another borderline example, Subaru from ''Anime/DotHackSign''. She has short, bright blue hair, brown eyes (close enough to red), is quiet and very soft spoken as well as showing signs of being shy in RL. Also In real life, she is in a wheel chair from a terrible accident she keeps secret, and is a {{Meganekko}}. The series shared a character designer with ''Evangelion'', so it's plausible it was a deliberate reference between the two characters. ** Tsukasa shows traits of this, as well, mostly being emotionless (though it's more an angry sort of apathy). * Eureka from ''Anime/EurekaSeven''. Very light turquoise hair, a HumanAlien, very attached to her boss at first and is an IllGirl and EmotionlessGirl as a result of her upbringing, prior to a traumatic event that would trigger her CharacterDevelopment, which then was accelerated much further by meeting her LoveInterest. [[spoiler:Specifically, she was used by the government as a TykeBomb, and trained to kill almost remorselessly, until one day, when she was checking a pile of corpses looking for wounded people to finish off, she found three orphans, had a huge epiphany, and decided then and there to adopt them and defect from the military]]. Realistically enough, she could still slip back into emotionless behavior on occasion. [[EmotionalTorque The occasions presented themselves]]. * Hazuki from ''NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'', though she doesn't have any dramatic plotline related to it, she is just weird.
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* Lain from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' fits everything here, except she has brown hair. Notably, the creators of ''Lain'' [[WordOfGod have said]] they didn't Origami Tobiichi in ''LightNovel/DateALive''. She even watch ''Evangelion'' until they finished has the fourth episode of ''Lain''. * Another borderline example, Subaru from ''Anime/DotHackSign''. She has short, bright blue hair, brown eyes (close enough to red), is quiet ChildSoldier who drives Mecha vs PersonOfMassDestruction thing going. She's also a StalkerWithACrush and very soft spoken as well as showing signs one of being shy in RL. Also In real life, she is in a wheel chair from a terrible accident she keeps secret, and the few characters listed who is a {{Meganekko}}. The series shared a character designer with ''Evangelion'', so it's plausible it was a deliberate reference between the two characters. ** Tsukasa shows traits bit of this, as well, mostly being emotionless (though it's more an angry sort of apathy). a jerk. * Eureka from ''Anime/EurekaSeven''. Very light turquoise hair, a HumanAlien, very attached Due to her boss at first their awkward habits, stoic natures, pale skin, and is an IllGirl and EmotionlessGirl as a result lack of her upbringing, prior to a traumatic event that would trigger her CharacterDevelopment, which then was accelerated much further by meeting her LoveInterest. [[spoiler:Specifically, she was used by the government as a TykeBomb, and trained to kill almost remorselessly, until one day, when she was checking a pile of corpses looking for wounded proper people to finish off, she found three orphans, had a huge epiphany, skills, L and decided then and there to adopt them and defect [[spoiler: his eventual successor]] Near from the military]]. Realistically enough, she could still slip back into emotionless behavior on occasion. [[EmotionalTorque The occasions presented themselves]]. * Hazuki from ''NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'', though she doesn't have any dramatic plotline related ''Manga/DeathNote'' are rare male examples. This probably goes even moreso to it, she is just weird.Near due to his hair color.

* Mytho from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is a male, magically induced example: the shards of his heart, his emotions, were shattered throughout the land. Duck spends much of the first season working to restore his emotions. * Hecate from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''.

* NoŽl from ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky''. White-haired, pale skinned pilot and mechanic of the crew's SpiderTank that hardly speaks, when she does she uses a monotone and has a DarkAndTroubledPast coming back from when she was a ChildProdigy. More lively when drunk. * Nozomi from ''MayoiNekoOverrun''. * Kisaragi from ''Manga/HappyLesson''. * [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ondine/Undine]] from Anime/BirdyTheMighty, though she doesn't last long. * Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', to the point where her name is a pun on Rei's--Rei can be read as "ice", Yuki as "snow", and both Nagato and Ayanami were Imperial Japanese naval warships. Curiously, Yuki is described in the novels as having black hair (since in the Haruhi universe people have normal hair colors) but in the anime and even in the novels' art, it appears of a purplish blue similar to Rei's (but much more pale). Her characterization, however, has some variance: She is a LoveInterest only briefly, if that (though she is one in the spin-off where she's a normal human ShrinkingViolet); she neither is a MysteriousWaif nor does she have a DarkAndTroubledPast (if anything, she becomes more interesting the more we know her); and the becoming more emotional part is downplayed, in that her affect remains as flat as ever, but she seems to undergo significant CharacterDevelopment and emotional development under the surface (despite the fact she states her affect will always be flat, she nevertheless seems to become more expressive and animate in her own way as the series progresses).
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* NoŽl Eureka from ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky''. White-haired, pale skinned pilot ''Anime/EurekaSeven''. Very light turquoise hair, a HumanAlien, very attached to her boss at first and mechanic is an IllGirl and EmotionlessGirl as a result of the crew's SpiderTank her upbringing, prior to a traumatic event that hardly speaks, when would trigger her CharacterDevelopment, which then was accelerated much further by meeting her LoveInterest. [[spoiler:Specifically, she does she uses was used by the government as a monotone TykeBomb, and has a DarkAndTroubledPast coming back from trained to kill almost remorselessly, until one day, when she was checking a ChildProdigy. More lively when drunk. * Nozomi from ''MayoiNekoOverrun''. * Kisaragi from ''Manga/HappyLesson''. * [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ondine/Undine]] from Anime/BirdyTheMighty, though she doesn't last long. * Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', to the point where her name is a pun on Rei's--Rei can be read as "ice", Yuki as "snow", and both Nagato and Ayanami were Imperial Japanese naval warships. Curiously, Yuki is described in the novels as having black hair (since in the Haruhi universe pile of corpses looking for wounded people have normal hair colors) but in to finish off, she found three orphans, had a huge epiphany, and decided then and there to adopt them and defect from the anime and even in the novels' art, it appears of a purplish blue similar to Rei's (but much more pale). Her characterization, however, has some variance: She is a LoveInterest only briefly, if that (though military]]. Realistically enough, she is one in the spin-off where she's a normal human ShrinkingViolet); she neither is a MysteriousWaif nor does she have a DarkAndTroubledPast (if anything, she becomes more interesting the more we know her); and the becoming more emotional part is downplayed, in that her affect remains as flat as ever, but she seems to undergo significant CharacterDevelopment and emotional development under the surface (despite the fact she states her affect will always be flat, she nevertheless seems to become more expressive and animate in her own way as the series progresses).could still slip back into emotionless behavior on occasion. [[EmotionalTorque The occasions presented themselves]].

* Tabitha from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. * Cheza from ''Manga/WolfsRain''. She looks like Rei Ayanami with pink hair. Being half-plant qualifies her as not fully human. She's also quite emotionless, although she does perk up quite a bit in the presence of wolves.
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* Tabitha from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. * Cheza ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Bobbed light blue hair, very fair skin and a quiet and deeply stoic demeanor. %%* Lelei La Lalena from ''Manga/WolfsRain''. She looks like Rei ''Literature/{{Gate}}''. * [[IdolSinger Inori]] [[MysteriousWaif Yuzuriha]] from ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' shares many traits with Rei, in both personality and situation. [[TheStoic Stoic]], seemingly [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]]? Check. Red eyes? Check. [[UndyingLoyalty Deeply devoted]] to her boss, and, later, the main character? Check. [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman based on one of the protagonist's family members who nevertheless has boatloads of {{UST}} with him? Um...check.]] The only way for Inori to be a more thorough example would be if she had blue hair instead of pink and piloted one of the show's mecha. %%* Kisaragi from ''Manga/HappyLesson''. * Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', to the point where her name is a pun on Rei's--Rei can be read as "ice", Yuki as "snow", and both Nagato and Ayanami with pink hair. Being half-plant qualifies were Imperial Japanese naval warships. Curiously, Yuki is described in the novels as having black hair (since in the Haruhi universe people have normal hair colors) but in the anime and even in the novels' art, it appears of a purplish blue similar to Rei's (but much more pale). Her characterization, however, has some variance: She is a LoveInterest only briefly, if that (though she is one in the spin-off where she's a normal human ShrinkingViolet); she neither is a MysteriousWaif nor does she have a DarkAndTroubledPast (if anything, she becomes more interesting the more we know her); and the becoming more emotional part is downplayed, in that her affect remains as not fully human. She's also quite flat as ever, but she seems to undergo significant CharacterDevelopment and emotional development under the surface (despite the fact she states her affect will always be flat, she nevertheless seems to become more expressive and animate in her own way as the series progresses). * Ikaros from ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty''. An emotionless, although she does perk obedient and submissive Angeloid who comes to slowly warm up quite a bit in thanks to the presence main character. * Koneko from ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD''. Pale skin, short silver hair, golden eyes, petite, is not human, appears cold and soft-spoken and eventually warms up to the main character. * In ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'', there's an amnesiac, emotionless [[RobotGirl automaton]] with silver hair and blue eyes known as P-01s. It's later revealed that she's Horizon Ariadust, a human girl who died in an accident years ago. After her death, her father put her soul in an android body and used her emotions to create WeaponsOfMassDestruction that will give her the power to save the world from an apocalypse. Horizon also serves as the love interest of wolves.the main character Toori Aoi. %%* Laura from ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''. * Kanna from ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' by virtue of her white hair, pale skin, lack of emotions and the fact that she's an ArtificialHuman. She's also [[CreepyChild a little girl]].

* Minami Iwasaki from ''LuckyStar''. * Anju Maaka from ''Manga/{{Karin}}''. * Eucliwood Hellscythe from ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''. * A rare male expy in the anime adaptation of the yaoi manga ''Sensitive Pornograph'' as the ExtremeDoormat character Aki. He has her hair, dark reddish brown eyes and even has his arm and right eye bandaged similarly by the end of it.
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* Minami Iwasaki Eucliwood Hellscythe from ''LuckyStar''. ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''. Light hair, pale skin, mysterious abilities and origins and a deeply quiet and stoic demeanor that makes her come across as emotionless, but still has a hidden caring side. * Sara from ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle''. Blue hair, red eyes, pale skin, TheStoic with a SugarAndIcePersonality. * Nozomu Ezomori in ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}.'' Not surprising, since she shares the same VA with QB's Aldra, except being more slutty. %%* Anju Maaka from ''Manga/{{Karin}}''. * Eucliwood Hellscythe Ayuki from ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''. ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' matches to a degree. She's a slender {{Meganekko}} with a bob. While not exactly stoic, she's quiet DeadpanSnarker who prefers science and learning over romance. * A rare male expy Minami Iwasaki from ''Manga/LuckyStar'' is a parody of this. * Sextum in the anime adaptation ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' fits most of the yaoi manga ''Sensitive Pornograph'' attributes, although she doesn't show any interest on becoming more human in her few appearances. Her twin 'brother' Fate might fit in as a male example of the ExtremeDoormat character Aki. He has her trope. * Miyu ([[spoiler:or, more correctly, M.I.Y.U.]]), from both ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/MaiOtome''. * Ruri Hoshino of ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico.'' Blue-grey hair, dark reddish brown eyes yellow eyes, odd origins, very stoic. %%* Nozomi from ''LightNovel/MayoiNekoOverrun''. * The titular Anime/MissMonochrome. She is a white-haired, blue-eyed android aspiring to become an idol. She's pretty emotionless and even so socially inept that her servant easily tricks her into giving her all her fortune and she can't tell the difference between a store manager and an idol manager. %%* Mamiko Kuri from ''{{Narutaru}}''. * Not the most obvious but Sai from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has his arm shades of being an expy of Rei. He's pale teenager with NoSocialSkills, a MysteriousPast, and right eye bandaged similarly by the end of it. is TheStoic.

* Minami Iwasaki %%* Shiro from ''LuckyStar''. ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife''. * Anju Maaka Hazuki from ''Manga/{{Karin}}''. ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'', though she doesn't have any dramatic plotline related to it, she is just weird. * Eucliwood Hellscythe Kirika Yuumura, from ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''. * A rare male expy ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is another brunette with similarities - Initially emotionless, although she does cry in the anime adaptation episode one (although she's crying because she can't feel regret, not because of the yaoi manga ''Sensitive Pornograph'' dozen men she just killed), soft-spoken and created as the ExtremeDoormat character Aki. He has her hair, dark reddish brown a weapon. Her eyes and even has his arm and right eye bandaged similarly by are at the red end of brown, getting redder whenever there's an open fire around - used to great effect when her 'true self' comes out towards the end of it. the series. The series ends with her choosing between being human, or being a weapon. %%* Lala Ru from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''.

* Lelei La Lalena from ''Literature/{{Gate}}''. * Nemu and Ururu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. ** Ulquiorra could be considered a male example.
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* Lelei La Lalena Mytho from ''Literature/{{Gate}}''. ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is a male, magically induced example: the shards of his heart, his emotions, were shattered throughout the land. Duck spends much of the first season working to restore his emotions. * Nemu and Ururu Aldra in ''Anime/QueensBlade'', but only in the original series, since in the sequel, her personality was [[ReTool retooled.]] * Mashiro from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. ** Ulquiorra could ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' is an odd girl, with virtually NoSocialSkills, [[EmotionlessGirl doesn't understand the concept of emotions too well]] and has very light blond hair, a really fair skin and reddish eyes. Although, her behaviour is usually taken to be considered the effect of an AmbiguousDisorder. * Ein from ''Phantom'', including the haircut (but not the hair color.) She even winds up laying impassively under TheHero by the end of the first episode. * Isla from ''Anime/PlasticMemories'' is a male example.[[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Giftia]] with silver hair and red eyes. She is highly serious and emotionally distant, due to being a ShellShockedVeteran of a job that involves retrieving and terminating her own kind. Yet she's very {{Adorkable}} and eccentric. As the series progresses, she becomes more open thanks to her love interest. She is also in a decaying physical condition, since her 9-year lifespan is nearing its end. * Anthy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', right down to [[spoiler:being a goddess stabbed by the villains to contain her power (remember, Rei has Lilith's soul.)]] Given ''Utena's'' original air date, she's probably the UrExample, as wee as one of the few to stay true to Rei's UnbuiltTrope nature. * Lan from ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'' is a different take on the archetype. She has all of the characteristics that place her firmly in the category; [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]], pale skin, PurpleEyes, TheStoic, [[NoSocialSkills strange behavior]], [[HumanAlien an alien]], and co-starring in a HumongousMecha series. She's different in that her stoicism doesn't work as well as she tries to and it soon becomes clear she's NotSoStoic. ''[[RunningGag Really]]'' NotSoStoic. She defrosts into more of an average emotional girl sooner than expected. Also, her odd greeting is the result of her being ''lied to'' about Earth culture. %%* Fremy Speeddraw from ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha''.

* Miyu ([[spoiler:or, more correctly, M.I.Y.U.]]), from both ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/MaiOtome''. * Sen Yarizui, "the Ice Witch", from ''Anime/BenTo''. * Mamiko Kuri from ''{{Narutaru}}''. * Sextum in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' fits most of the attributes, although she doesn't show any interest on becoming more human in her few appearances. Her twin 'brother' Fate might fit in as a male example of the trope. * Ayuki from ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' matches to a degree. She's a slender {{Meganekko}} with a bob. While not exactly stoic, she's quiet DeadpanSnarker who prefers science and learning over romance. * Mei Misaki, from the ''Literature/{{Another}}'' horror/mystery light-novel series most certainly qualifies. An EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with emphasis on [[TownWithADarkSecret eerie]], dark short hair, skin so pale it is in a shade of grey, [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], an eye-patch resembling Rei's usual bandages, [[EmotionlessGirl a deeply stoic demeanor]] and the overall feeling of creepy cuteness/cute creepiness exhaled. Visually, she is basically Rei with pitch black hair. * Kirika Yuumura, from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is another brunette with similarities - Initially emotionless, although she does cry in episode one (although she's crying because she can't feel regret, not because of the dozen men she just killed), soft-spoken and created as a weapon. Her eyes are at the red end of brown, getting redder whenever there's an open fire around - used to great effect when her 'true self' comes out towards the end of the series. The series ends with her choosing between being human, or being a weapon. * [[IdolSinger Inori]] [[MysteriousWaif Yuzuriha]] from ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' shares many traits with Rei, in both personality and situation. [[TheStoic Stoic]], seemingly [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]]? Check. Red eyes? Check. [[UndyingLoyalty Deeply devoted]] to her boss, and, later, the main character? Check. [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman based on one of the protagonist's family members who nevertheless has boatloads of {{UST}} with him? Um...check.]] The only way for Inori to be a more thorough example would be if she had blue hair instead of pink and piloted one of the show's mecha. * Jo of ''Anime/BurstAngel''. Dead ringer, aside from a rougher appearance. She's even referred to as an angel of death. [[spoiler:And they are both {{Artificial Human}}s.]] ** She may be a combination of Rei plus [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante. Or maybe Nero.]] * Aldra in ''Anime/QueensBlade'', but only in the original series, since in the sequel, her personality was [[ReTool retooled.]] * Nozomu Ezomori in ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}.'' Not surprising, since she shares the same VA with QB's Aldra, except being more slutty. * Mero Furuya from ''Manga/{{Sankarea}}''. * Lala Ru from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''. * Due to their awkward habits, stoic natures, pale skin, and lack of proper people skills, L and [[spoiler: his eventual successor]] Near from Manga/DeathNote are rare male examples. This probably goes even moreso to Near due to his hair color. * Kanade "Angel" Tachibana from ''Anime/AngelBeats''. She's presumed to be an angel working under God to oversee the afterlife. She's also seemingly emotionless, to the point where the other characters weren't even sure if she was sentient at first. [[spoiler: She's actually a human just like the rest of them. Her powers come from a computer program, and she seems blank because she'd given up on forming attachments to anyone. She displays some subtle humanity when Otonashi is getting to know her, and by the finale she's dropped the facade entirely.]]

* Lan from ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'' is a different take on the archetype. She has all of the characteristics that place her firmly in the category; [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]], pale skin, PurpleEyes, TheStoic, [[NoSocialSkills strange behavior]], [[HumanAlien an alien]], and co-starring in a HumongousMecha series. She's different in that her stoicism doesn't work as well as she tries to and it soon becomes clear she's NotSoStoic. ''[[RunningGag Really]]'' NotSoStoic. She defrosts into more of an average emotional girl sooner than expected. Also, her odd greeting is the result of her being ''lied to'' about Earth culture. * Ein from ''Phantom'', including the haircut (but not the hair color.) She even winds up laying impassively under TheHero by the end of the first episode. * Ruri Hoshino of ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico.'' Blue-grey hair, yellow eyes, odd origins, very stoic. * Mashiro from ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' is an odd girl, with virtually NoSocialSkills, [[EmotionlessGirl doesn't understand the concept of emotions too well]] and has very light blond hair, a really fair skin and reddish eyes. Although, her behaviour is usually taken to be the effect of an AmbiguousDisorder. * ''CodeGeass'': ** Anya, a pink haired [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] 15 year old HumongousMecha pilot who [[TheQuietOne likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them]], [[spoiler:and is a SoulJar for the protagonist's mother]]. ** C.C. also qualifies by the virtue of unusual hair and eye color, troubled past, stoicism, immortality, and gradually warming up to Lelouch up to a HeroicSacrifice for his sake (much like Rei, she gets better). The main things that set her apart are her tendency to mess with people and her [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza addiction]]. * Origami Tobiichi in ''LightNovel/DateALive''. She even has the ChildSoldier who drives Mecha vs PersonOfMassDestruction thing going. She's also a StalkerWithACrush and one of the few characters listed who is a bit of a jerk. * Not the most obvious but Sai from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has shades of being an expy of Rei. He's pale teenager with NoSocialSkills, a MysteriousPast, and is TheStoic. * Sara from ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle''. Blue hair, red eyes, pale skin, TheStoic with a SugarAndIcePersonality. * Kanna from ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' by virtue of her white hair, pale skin, lack of emotions and the fact that she's an ArtificialHuman. She's also [[CreepyChild a little girl]]. * Ikaros from ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty''.
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* Lan %%* Mero Furuya from ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'' is a different take on ''Manga/{{Sankarea}}''. * A rare male expy in the archetype. She has all anime adaptation of the characteristics that place yaoi manga ''Sensitive Pornograph'' as the ExtremeDoormat character Aki. He has her firmly in the category; [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]], pale skin, PurpleEyes, TheStoic, [[NoSocialSkills strange behavior]], [[HumanAlien an alien]], hair, dark reddish brown eyes and co-starring in a HumongousMecha series. She's different in that her stoicism doesn't work as well as she tries to and it soon becomes clear she's NotSoStoic. ''[[RunningGag Really]]'' NotSoStoic. She defrosts into more of an average emotional girl sooner than expected. Also, her odd greeting is the result of her being ''lied to'' about Earth culture. * Ein from ''Phantom'', including the haircut (but not the hair color.) She even winds up laying impassively under TheHero has his arm and right eye bandaged similarly by the end of the first episode. * Ruri Hoshino of ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico.'' Blue-grey hair, yellow eyes, odd origins, very stoic. * Mashiro from ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' is an odd girl, with virtually NoSocialSkills, [[EmotionlessGirl doesn't understand the concept of emotions too well]] and has very light blond hair, a really fair skin and reddish eyes. Although, her behaviour is usually taken to be the effect of an AmbiguousDisorder. * ''CodeGeass'': ** Anya, a pink haired [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] 15 year old HumongousMecha pilot who [[TheQuietOne likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them]], [[spoiler:and is a SoulJar for the protagonist's mother]]. ** C.C. also qualifies by the virtue of unusual hair and eye color, troubled past, stoicism, immortality, and gradually warming up to Lelouch up to a HeroicSacrifice for his sake (much like Rei, she gets better). The main things that set her apart are her tendency to mess with people and her [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza addiction]]. * Origami Tobiichi in ''LightNovel/DateALive''. She even has the ChildSoldier who drives Mecha vs PersonOfMassDestruction thing going. She's also a StalkerWithACrush and one of the few characters listed who is a bit of a jerk.it. * Not the most obvious but Sai Lain from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' fits everything here, except she has shades brown hair. Notably, the creators of being an expy ''Lain'' [[WordOfGod have said]] they didn't even watch ''Evangelion'' until they finished the fourth episode of Rei. He's ''Lain''. %%* Hecate from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''. * NoŽl from ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky''. White-haired, pale teenager skinned pilot and mechanic of the crew's SpiderTank that hardly speaks, when she does she uses a monotone and has a DarkAndTroubledPast coming back from when she was a ChildProdigy. More lively when drunk. * Cheza from ''Manga/WolfsRain''. She looks like Rei Ayanami with NoSocialSkills, a MysteriousPast, and is TheStoic. * Sara from ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle''. Blue hair, red eyes, pale skin, TheStoic with a SugarAndIcePersonality. * Kanna from ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' by virtue of pink hair. Being half-plant qualifies her white hair, pale skin, lack of emotions and the fact that she's an ArtificialHuman. as not fully human. She's also [[CreepyChild quite emotionless, although she does perk up quite a little girl]]. * Ikaros from ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty''.bit in the presence of wolves.

* Shiro from ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife''. * The titular Anime/MissMonochrome. She is a white-haired, blue-eyed android aspiring to become an idol. She's pretty emotionless and so socially inept that her servant easily tricks her into giving her all her fortune and she can't tell the difference between a store manager and an idol manager. * Isla from ''Anime/PlasticMemories'' is a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Giftia]] with silver hair and red eyes. She is highly serious and emotionally distant, due to being a ShellShockedVeteran of a job that involves retrieving and terminating her own kind. Yet she's very {{Adorkable}} and eccentric. As the series progresses, she becomes more open thanks to her love interest. She is also in a decaying physical condition, since her 9-year lifespan is nearing its end. * In ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'', there's an amnesiac, emotionless [[RobotGirl automaton]] with silver hair and blue eyes known as P-01s. It's later revealed that she's Horizon Ariadust, a human girl who died in an accident years ago. After her death, her father put her soul in an android body and used her emotions to create WeaponsOfMassDestruction that will give her the power to save the world from an apocalypse. Horizon also serves as the love interest of the main character Toori Aoi. * Koneko from ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD''. * Laura from ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''. * Fremy Speeddraw from ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha''.
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** This also makes the ReiAyanamiExpy an UnbuiltTrope, as ''Eva'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno designed Rei to be a {{Deconstruction}} of how [[UncannyValley unnatural]] {{Otaku}} culture's "ideal" of a shy, obedient love interest [[TakeThatAudience actually would be]]. It backfired, hard, as [[MisaimedFandom instead of considering her too strange to empathize with]], the audience admired her gradual journey of getting in touch with her emotions, understanding that others may [[FreakinessShame appreciate her uniqueness rather than shun her for it]], and eventually choosing her own path. Some critics went as far as saying the character herself rebelled against the narrow stereotype she was thrust into.
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** This also makes the ReiAyanamiExpy an UnbuiltTrope, as ''Eva'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno designed Rei to be a {{Deconstruction}} of how [[UncannyValley unnatural]] {{Otaku}} culture's "ideal" of a shy, obedient love interest [[TakeThatAudience actually would be]]. It backfired, hard, as [[MisaimedFandom instead of considering her too strange to empathize with]], the audience admired her [[CharacterDevelopment gradual journey of getting in touch with her emotions, understanding that others may that]] [[FreakinessShame others may appreciate her uniqueness rather than shun her for it]], [[CharacterDevelopment and eventually choosing her own path.path]]. Some critics went as far as saying the character herself rebelled against the narrow stereotype she was thrust into.
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* Melphonshina from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' fits the trope almost entirely, her DarkAndTroubledPast being that [[spoiler: she was envious of the relationship between [[BloodKnight Gettemhult]] and his partner, and wished to be in her place]]. After she's [[spoiler: used by Gettemhult to release [[EldritchAbomination Dark Falz Elder]]]] she gets seriously injured. [[spoiler:After Dark Falz Elder [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] two Episodes later,]] she breaks out of this trope to a degree.
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* Melphonshina from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' fits the trope almost entirely, her more or less falls straight into this trope, minus being a LoveInterest. Her DarkAndTroubledPast being that [[spoiler: she was envious of the relationship between [[BloodKnight Gettemhult]] and his partner, and wished to be in her place]]. After she's [[spoiler: used by Gettemhult to release [[EldritchAbomination Dark Falz Elder]]]] Elder]]]], she gets seriously injured. [[spoiler:After Dark Falz Elder [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] two Episodes later,]] she breaks out of this trope to a degree.
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* Melphonshina from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' fits the trope almost entirely, her DarkAndTroubledPast being that [[spoiler: she was envious of the relationship between [[BloodKnight Gettemhult]] and his partner, and wished to be in her place]]. After she's [[spoiler: used by Gettemhult to release [[EldritchAbomination Dark Falz Elder]]]] she gets seriously injuried.
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* Melphonshina from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' fits the trope almost entirely, her DarkAndTroubledPast being that [[spoiler: she was envious of the relationship between [[BloodKnight Gettemhult]] and his partner, and wished to be in her place]]. After she's [[spoiler: used by Gettemhult to release [[EldritchAbomination Dark Falz Elder]]]] she gets seriously injuried.injured. [[spoiler:After Dark Falz Elder [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] two Episodes later,]] she breaks out of this trope to a degree.
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* ''{{VideoGame/Blazblue}}'' has the Murakumo Units, a series of {{Magitek}} cyborgs. There are three playable Murakumos and each of them have some of Rei's traits. As a whole, Murakumos are young women with light hair and skin, draw power from an EldritchLocation, were created by an abusive MadScientist father, are varying flavors of TheWoobie and are clones of Ragna's (the protagonist) long lost sister. Lambda 11 is curious, innocent, developing emotions, has red eyes and is forced into battle by her boss and sort of mother figure Kokonoe because there's just no other choice. Noel, aka Mu 12, didn't know she was a Murakumo for years and developed a proper (but meek) personality, initially serving the local StateSec to support her family but eventually breaking away from that to help save the world. Nu 13 has red eyes, silvery blue hair and pale skin and seems to be an IllGirl, and switches from being utterly emotionless emotion to the definition of {{Yandere}} whenever Ragna shows up.
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* ''{{VideoGame/Blazblue}}'' has the Murakumo Units, a series of {{Magitek}} cyborgs. There are three playable Murakumos and each of them have some of Rei's traits. As a whole, Murakumos are young women with light hair and skin, draw power from an EldritchLocation, were created by an abusive MadScientist father, are varying flavors of TheWoobie and are clones of Ragna's (the protagonist) long lost sister. Lambda 11 is curious, innocent, developing emotions, has red eyes and is forced into battle by her boss and sort of mother figure Kokonoe because there's just no other choice. Noel, aka Mu 12, didn't know she was a Murakumo for years and developed a proper (but meek) personality, initially serving the local StateSec to support her family but eventually breaking away from that to help save the world. Nu 13 has red eyes, silvery blue hair and pale skin and seems to be an IllGirl, and switches from being utterly emotionless emotion to the definition of {{Yandere}} whenever Ragna shows up.
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