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2nd Apr '18 9:52:42 AM ElloMe
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* One scene that comes to mind is when the mass-produced [=EVAs=] devour EVA-02. With Asuka inside it, literally feeling the pain and agony through the mind-link. And before that, [[http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh162/bdbull/Feast1.jpg one of the MP-[=EVA=]s licks EVA-02's armour]]... in a ''very'' wrong way.

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* One scene that comes to mind is when the mass-produced [=EVAs=] devour EVA-02. With Asuka inside it, literally feeling the pain and agony through the mind-link. And before that, [[http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh162/bdbull/Feast1.jpg one of the MP-[=EVA=]s licks EVA-02's armour]]...armour... in a ''very'' wrong way.
2nd Apr '18 9:51:16 AM ElloMe
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* One scene that comes to mind is when [[spoiler:the mass-produced [=EVAs=] devour EVA-02. With Asuka inside it, literally feeling the pain and agony through the mind-link]]. And before that, [[http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh162/bdbull/Feast1.jpg one of the MP-[=EVA=]s licks EVA-02's armour]]... in a ''very'' wrong way.

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* One scene that comes to mind is when [[spoiler:the the mass-produced [=EVAs=] devour EVA-02. With Asuka inside it, literally feeling the pain and agony through the mind-link]].mind-link. And before that, [[http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh162/bdbull/Feast1.jpg one of the MP-[=EVA=]s licks EVA-02's armour]]... in a ''very'' wrong way.



** If you look carefully, you will notice that in the scene immediately after [[spoiler:the fake Lance hits Unit-02's head, Asuka's left eye socket is bleeding profusely into her lap. FridgeHorror knowing the injury through the neural link with her Eva caused her eye to ''burst.'' Additionally, after she berserks and the rest of the fake Lances hit her, the first one very obviously splits her right arm in half through the link. One can only imagine what the effects of Unit-02 being eaten must have been...]]

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** If you look carefully, you will notice that in the scene immediately after [[spoiler:the the fake Lance hits Unit-02's head, Asuka's left eye socket is bleeding profusely into her lap. FridgeHorror knowing the injury through the neural link with her Eva caused her eye to ''burst.'' Additionally, after she berserks and the rest of the fake Lances hit her, the first one very obviously splits her right arm in half through the link. One can only imagine what the effects of Unit-02 being eaten must have been...]]



* The part after [[spoiler:the mass-produced [=EVAs=] mangle EVA-02]] when Asuka refuses to give up and, while holding a hand over her bleeding left eye socket, tries to go into berserker mode and stretches her right hand out to GraspTheSun while repeating "I'll kill you..." right before her ''arm is split in half'' and she is impaled to death with the fake lances. Along with [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasukaface.png her]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka1.png utterly]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka2.png furious]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/asukascary3.png and]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/asukascary4.png murderously]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka5.png insane]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka6.png facial]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka8.png expression]]. Sure it was pretty much her ultimate CrowningMomentOfAwesome but it was still incredibly horrific.

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* The part after [[spoiler:the the mass-produced [=EVAs=] mangle EVA-02]] EVA-02 when Asuka refuses to give up and, while holding a hand over her bleeding left eye socket, tries to go into berserker mode and stretches her right hand out to GraspTheSun while repeating "I'll kill you..." right before her ''arm is split in half'' and she is impaled to death with the fake lances. Along with [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasukaface.png her]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka1.png utterly]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka2.png furious]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/asukascary3.png and]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/asukascary4.png murderously]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka5.png insane]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka6.png facial]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scaryasuka8.png expression]]. Sure it was pretty much her ultimate CrowningMomentOfAwesome but it was still incredibly horrific.



* The SEELE soldier [[spoiler: who was going to execute Shinji took a disturbing amount of pleasure in "comforting" him.]]

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* The SEELE soldier [[spoiler: soldier who was going to execute Shinji took a disturbing amount of pleasure in "comforting" him.]]



*** ''[[spoiler: Die with me, Asuka...]]''

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*** ''[[spoiler: Die ''Die with me, Asuka...]]''''



* Shinji seeing Rei [[spoiler:as Lilith. His best friend and mother figure just turned into a glowing white monster of cosmic proportions, and her eyes are now empty black hollows with red dots. The look of ''pure terror'' on Shinji's face and the way he breathes her name...and then Rei gets her usual eyes back.]] Cue the most terrifying screaming imaginable as Shinji loses his mind, screams guaranteed to give anybody nightmares.
* The climax of the movie where [[spoiler:Shinji begins Instrumentality by strangling Asuka and absorbs the souls of everyone on Earth]] as Komm Susser Tod plays (complete with creepy childish drawings of killings, violence, dead animals, and angry people).
** What about the sequence before [[spoiler: Instrumentality? Shinji is angsting to hallucinations(?) of Asuka and Rei that he has no idea what they're feeling or what they want from him. Out of nowhere, Asuka(?) reveals (in a voice brimming with [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Tranquil]] [[TranquilFury Fury]]) that she knows about "his little jerk-off fantasies" from [[DudeShesLikeInAComa the hospital scene.]] Oh, and Rei(?) is still being generally creepy, and the sequence will by randomly interrupted by the [[SensoryAbuse lovely]] sound of [[JumpScare Shinji screaming]] and psycho-graph-esque scribbles.]]

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* Shinji seeing Rei [[spoiler:as as Lilith. His best friend and mother figure just turned into a glowing white monster of cosmic proportions, and her eyes are now empty black hollows with red dots. The look of ''pure terror'' on Shinji's face and the way he breathes her name...and then Rei gets her usual eyes back.]] Cue the most terrifying screaming imaginable as Shinji loses his mind, screams guaranteed to give anybody nightmares.
* The climax of the movie where [[spoiler:Shinji Shinji begins Instrumentality by strangling Asuka and absorbs the souls of everyone on Earth]] Earth as Komm Susser Tod plays (complete with creepy childish drawings of killings, violence, dead animals, and angry people).
** What about the sequence before [[spoiler: Instrumentality? Shinji is angsting to hallucinations(?) of Asuka and Rei that he has no idea what they're feeling or what they want from him. Out of nowhere, Asuka(?) reveals (in a voice brimming with [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Tranquil]] [[TranquilFury Fury]]) that she knows about "his little jerk-off fantasies" from [[DudeShesLikeInAComa the hospital scene.]] Oh, and Rei(?) is still being generally creepy, and the sequence will by randomly interrupted by the [[SensoryAbuse lovely]] sound of [[JumpScare Shinji screaming]] and psycho-graph-esque scribbles.]]



* When [[spoiler: Instrumentality begins, and the camera pans over Earth as everyone screams in terror then get turned to LCL]].

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* When [[spoiler: Instrumentality begins, and the camera pans over Earth as everyone screams in terror then get turned to LCL]].LCL.



* The Eva-Series opening their mouths and out pops [[spoiler:long white blobs with human heads sprouting from the sides, and it having a happy human face at the end of the blob]].
** Possibly the scariest thing is [[spoiler:the Eva-Series stabbing themselves in their exposed glowing hearts, while '''climaxing'''!]]
* When [[spoiler: GNR's hand just passes through Maya and she suddenly has a seizure is pretty terrifying. Who knows what she saw in that brief second but it was enough to reach Lovecraftian insanity. What is this thing and how does it exist?!]]

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* The Eva-Series opening their mouths and out pops [[spoiler:long long white blobs with human heads sprouting from the sides, and it having a happy human face at the end of the blob]].
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** Possibly the scariest thing is [[spoiler:the the Eva-Series stabbing themselves in their exposed glowing hearts, while '''climaxing'''!]]
'''climaxing'''!
* When [[spoiler: GNR's hand just passes through Maya and she suddenly has a seizure is pretty terrifying. Who knows what she saw in that brief second but it was enough to reach Lovecraftian insanity. What is this thing and how does it exist?!]]exist?!



* The unsettling warning that the Anti-AT Field is becoming so big that "individual entities will be unable to maintain their separate forms". In other words, [[spoiler:we explode into giant masses of LCL]]. And just how does this happen? Being hugged by the image of someone you loved.

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* The unsettling warning that the Anti-AT Field is becoming so big that "individual entities will be unable to maintain their separate forms". In other words, [[spoiler:we we explode into giant masses of LCL]].LCL. And just how does this happen? Being hugged by the image of someone you loved.



* The mind calming pep-talk Shinji has with [[spoiler:his mom, Yui, EVA-Unit 01 pops out of Giant Naked Rei's eye!]]

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* The mind calming pep-talk Shinji has with [[spoiler:his his mom, Yui, EVA-Unit 01 pops out of Giant Naked Rei's eye!]]eye!



** That and dolls and the 'mother' figure have a creepy resemblance to [[spoiler: Asuka, Rei, and Misato]]. There's also a vague figure seen watching from above briefly before turning away. There's the sand pyramid that looks like Nerv headquarts, and Shinji's destroying it acting as a parallel to the anime where Shinji stomps on Nerv Headquarts in Unit 01 in one episode. Throw in the disturbing symmetry in the shot compositions and the eerie sound of the swing for maximum discomfort.
* And finally the greatest amount of {{Gorn}} in the movie: [[spoiler:the GNR's neck tearing from the body, with spurts of blood coming from the neck. And then, the head falls off, with the neck muscles and spine exposed, while at the same time, her right arm is tearing away and the tendons shred apart, with the humerus bone perfectly visible. [[http://www.lonelyangel.com/v3images/screencaps/pics/scr_666.jpg And finally, the head split in half as her limbs fall apart and the entire body melts into a pool of blood]].]]

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** That and dolls and the 'mother' figure have a creepy resemblance to [[spoiler: to Asuka, Rei, and Misato]].Misato. There's also a vague figure seen watching from above briefly before turning away. There's the sand pyramid that looks like Nerv headquarts, and Shinji's destroying it acting as a parallel to the anime where Shinji stomps on Nerv Headquarts in Unit 01 in one episode. Throw in the disturbing symmetry in the shot compositions and the eerie sound of the swing for maximum discomfort.
* And finally the greatest amount of {{Gorn}} in the movie: [[spoiler:the the GNR's neck tearing from the body, with spurts of blood coming from the neck. And then, the head falls off, with the neck muscles and spine exposed, while at the same time, her right arm is tearing away and the tendons shred apart, with the humerus bone perfectly visible. [[http://www.lonelyangel.com/v3images/screencaps/pics/scr_666.jpg And finally, the head split in half as her limbs fall apart and the entire body melts into a pool of blood]].]]



** As well as the AndIMustScream element of being [[spoiler: locked inside of a human-grown replication of Lilith and being forced to spend all of eternity floating through space with the Lance of Longinus as a testament to human existence]]. Yeah well, that's what she wanted, though.

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** As well as the AndIMustScream element of being [[spoiler: locked inside of a human-grown replication of Lilith and being forced to spend all of eternity floating through space with the Lance of Longinus as a testament to human existence]].existence. Yeah well, that's what she wanted, though.



* The whole concept of [[spoiler:Instrumentality and the Sea of LCL]].

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* The whole concept of [[spoiler:Instrumentality Instrumentality and the Sea of LCL]].LCL.



* The part where Rei's arm falls off, as well as [[spoiler:when it grows back.]] And she does so by [[spoiler: ''stealing it from Gendo's flesh.'']]
** Gendo's attempt to fuse with Rei qualifies- because it almost looks like rape, or an old man acting like a pedophile to a child. Why? Gendo starts the fusion by placing his hand [[spoiler: (the one with Adam attached to it)]] firmly on her ''naked breast'', while Rei shows a touch of discomfort. Then, he pushes his hand ''clean through'' the breast and Rei's skin displaces around it like water. Then, he drags his hand ''through her body'' down to about the right location where her ''womb'' would be... and Rei starts whimpering with a clearly visible expression of pain. Dear God, it's disgusting!!

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* The part where Rei's arm falls off, as well as [[spoiler:when when it grows back.]] back. And she does so by [[spoiler: ''stealing it from Gendo's flesh.'']]
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** Gendo's attempt to fuse with Rei qualifies- because it almost looks like rape, or an old man acting like a pedophile to a child. Why? Gendo starts the fusion by placing his hand [[spoiler: (the one with Adam attached to it)]] it) firmly on her ''naked breast'', while Rei shows a touch of discomfort. Then, he pushes his hand ''clean through'' the breast and Rei's skin displaces around it like water. Then, he drags his hand ''through her body'' down to about the right location where her ''womb'' would be... and Rei starts whimpering with a clearly visible expression of pain. Dear God, it's disgusting!!



* After Rei [[spoiler:joins with Lilith and the Mass Production units begin to change, there's a [[http://www.evangallery.elorhe.com/main.php?g2_itemId=585 close-up shot of the unit that got stabbed in the head]]]].
** Not only that [[spoiler:it looks right up at Shinji, and the look of terror and madness on Shinji's face(like a smile, but those ''eyes'') shows that he's gone completely, incurably insane.]]
* According to Creator/TiffanyGrant (Asuka's English VA), Creator/HideakiAnno once said that Asuka's "I feel sick" line is a reference to MorningSickness. Asuka and Shinji [[spoiler:will have to raise a child in the ruins of the world. How messed up will that child be? And [[UpToEleven even worse]] is the question "Who's the father?" seeing as Asuka never had sex.]]

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* After Rei [[spoiler:joins joins with Lilith and the Mass Production units begin to change, there's a [[http://www.evangallery.elorhe.com/main.php?g2_itemId=585 close-up shot of the unit that got stabbed in the head]]]].
head]].
** Not only that [[spoiler:it it looks right up at Shinji, and the look of terror and madness on Shinji's face(like a smile, but those ''eyes'') shows that he's gone completely, incurably insane.]]
insane.
* According to Creator/TiffanyGrant (Asuka's English VA), Creator/HideakiAnno once said that Asuka's "I feel sick" line is a reference to MorningSickness. Asuka and Shinji [[spoiler:will will have to raise a child in the ruins of the world. How messed up will that child be? And [[UpToEleven even worse]] is the question "Who's the father?" seeing as Asuka never had sex.]]



* Asuka and Shinji's fight in the kitchen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVkqv8g2HSw here]]. The music and how Shinji has a FreakOut moment and ''tries to strangle Asuka'' with a furious expression on his face after she [[NotGoodWithRejection refuses him]] and gives him a nasty TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. [[spoiler:No wonder it was the trigger for the Third Impact.]]

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* Asuka and Shinji's fight in the kitchen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVkqv8g2HSw here]]. The music and how Shinji has a FreakOut moment and ''tries to strangle Asuka'' with a furious expression on his face after she [[NotGoodWithRejection refuses him]] and gives him a nasty TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. [[spoiler:No No wonder it was the trigger for the Third Impact.]]



* Those awful sounds [[spoiler:Lilith]] does when she is awakening and the Eva growling. Ugh.

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* Those awful sounds [[spoiler:Lilith]] Lilith does when she is awakening and the Eva growling. Ugh.



* [[spoiler: Misato]]'s death. She gets shot by a high-caliber bullet in the back and somehow manages to show no sign of extreme pain from the wound. Then, after she [[spoiler: kisses Shinji goodbye]], you see she's bleeding horrifically from that wound and now it's finally taking its toll. Then... just when her death couldn't get any worse... she's '''BLOWN IN TWO.''' Made ultimately worse when her remains are turned to LCL and you can clearly see her tattered, scorched jacket from her uniform.
* After being shot dead by [[spoiler: Gendo]], [[spoiler: Ritsuko]]'s body lays floating in a pool of LCL... Lilith's ''blood''. When Lilith falls down from its cross, her body sinks under the ripples of the LCL.

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* [[spoiler: Misato]]'s Misato's death. She gets shot by a high-caliber bullet in the back and somehow manages to show no sign of extreme pain from the wound. Then, after she [[spoiler: kisses Shinji goodbye]], goodbye, you see she's bleeding horrifically from that wound and now it's finally taking its toll. Then... just when her death couldn't get any worse... she's '''BLOWN IN TWO.''' Made ultimately worse when her remains are turned to LCL and you can clearly see her tattered, scorched jacket from her uniform.
* After being shot dead by [[spoiler: Gendo]], [[spoiler: Ritsuko]]'s Gendo, Ritsuko's body lays floating in a pool of LCL... Lilith's ''blood''. When Lilith falls down from its cross, her body sinks under the ripples of the LCL.



* Seeing that Unit 01 actually has [[spoiler: ''[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]]'']] when it [[spoiler: drifts off into space and somehow loses its helmet]] has a sense of {{Narm}} and disturbing quality all its own.
** The [[spoiler: petrification of the Eva Series and Unit 01 after Instrumentality ends.]] It's bad enough the Evas have gone through so much carnage and abuse- this is the cherry on top of their aforementioned gory cake.

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* Seeing that Unit 01 actually has [[spoiler: ''[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]]'']] hair]]'' when it [[spoiler: drifts off into space and somehow loses its helmet]] helmet has a sense of {{Narm}} and disturbing quality all its own.
** The [[spoiler: petrification of the Eva Series and Unit 01 after Instrumentality ends.]] ends. It's bad enough the Evas have gone through so much carnage and abuse- this is the cherry on top of their aforementioned gory cake.



* Watching a tremendous explosion engulf the entire Geofront and reveal [[spoiler: a mortifying black moon from beneath that is supposed to be used to harbor humanity's ''souls'']]. It's bad enough knowing the JSSDF troops above ground and a great deal of innocent bystanders must've been turned to dust, but said explosion resembles a giant eye and leaves a hurricane-shaped crater in the ground. Although the eye-shaped explosion is a stealthy ShoutOut to ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', it effectively doubles the nightmare quotient.
* The JSSDF are actually [[spoiler:representative of the final Angel, Lilim - the sons and daughters of Lilith, also known as "humanity", who evolved from LCL. They are the last Angel that NERV fights - and the only angel able to beat NERV. This is actually quite frightening because [[HumansAreBastards we then realise what humanity is actually capable of]].]]

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* Watching a tremendous explosion engulf the entire Geofront and reveal [[spoiler: a mortifying black moon from beneath that is supposed to be used to harbor humanity's ''souls'']].''souls''. It's bad enough knowing the JSSDF troops above ground and a great deal of innocent bystanders must've been turned to dust, but said explosion resembles a giant eye and leaves a hurricane-shaped crater in the ground. Although the eye-shaped explosion is a stealthy ShoutOut to ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', it effectively doubles the nightmare quotient.
* The JSSDF are actually [[spoiler:representative representative of the final Angel, Lilim - the sons and daughters of Lilith, also known as "humanity", who evolved from LCL. They are the last Angel that NERV fights - and the only angel able to beat NERV. This is actually quite frightening because [[HumansAreBastards we then realise what humanity is actually capable of]].]]
of]].
1st Apr '18 10:40:57 AM ElloMe
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* During [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgWWfRlxyyQ The Case of Asuka]], she laments how her own parents (particularly [[ReplacementScrappy her stepmother]]) don't even like her and she doesn't wanna be ignored, and just wants someone to love her, but nobody does because she is "not wanted and not worth anything". Now [[FridgeHorror imagine all of the people who related to her]].

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* During [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgWWfRlxyyQ The Case of Asuka]], she laments how her own parents (particularly [[ReplacementScrappy her stepmother]]) don't even like her and she doesn't wanna be ignored, and just wants someone to love her, but nobody does because she is "not wanted and not worth anything". Now [[FridgeHorror imagine all of the people who were related to her]].
1st Apr '18 10:39:33 AM ElloMe
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* At the beginning of Episode 12, we are treated to a bit of {{cosmic horror|story}} when [[spoiler: Adam]] stretches out its wings and we see THEY BREACH THE ATMOSPHERE. We also get to hear its lovely {{mighty roar}}.

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* At the beginning of Episode 12, we are treated to a bit of {{cosmic horror|story}} when [[spoiler: Adam]] Adam stretches out its wings and we see THEY BREACH THE ATMOSPHERE. We also get to hear its lovely {{mighty roar}}.



** Let's not forget that punch EVA-01 gives to Unit 03. Its head explodes into an ocean of blood (not to mention that if you look closely, you can see its eye and jaw pop out). Fortunately, [[spoiler:Toji]] made it out alive. Unfortunately, he's just been horribly traumatized and mangled and is likely to have flash-backs of this for decades. Welcome to the world of psychic dysfunction, boy. On the other hand, [[spoiler: he dies]] in the manga, which might or might not be worse: [[spoiler: on one hand, he gets to avoid the horrors of ''The End of Evangelion'', on the other hand he's dead]].

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** Let's not forget that punch EVA-01 gives to Unit 03. Its head explodes into an ocean of blood (not to mention that if you look closely, you can see its eye and jaw pop out). Fortunately, [[spoiler:Toji]] Toji made it out alive. Unfortunately, he's just been horribly traumatized and mangled and is likely to have flash-backs of this for decades. Welcome to the world of psychic dysfunction, boy. On the other hand, [[spoiler: he dies]] dies in the manga, which might or might not be worse: [[spoiler: on one hand, he gets to avoid the horrors of ''The End of Evangelion'', on the other hand he's dead]].dead.



* The end of episode 23 when [[spoiler: we find out the full truth behind the Dummy Plug System, and Ritsuko destroys the Rei clones? All those soulless little girls, smiling mindlessly, then laughing as their bodies slowly fall apart at the push of a button.]]

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* The end of episode 23 when [[spoiler: we find out the full truth behind the Dummy Plug System, and Ritsuko destroys the Rei clones? All those soulless little girls, smiling mindlessly, then laughing as their bodies slowly fall apart at the push of a button.]]



* EVA-01 is pretty much always at least freaky and often outright disturbing. [[spoiler:Devouring an Angel]] was just icing on the gore-splattered cake.

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* EVA-01 is pretty much always at least freaky and often outright disturbing. [[spoiler:Devouring Devouring an Angel]] Angel was just icing on the gore-splattered cake.



* And how can we forget [[spoiler:the death of Kaworu in Episode 24. It's bad enough that he was crushed in the palm of EVA-01, but the fact we see his head fall into the water gives the scene horrendous chills (not to mention the sound of Kaworu's bones breaking)]].
** [[spoiler:That GoryDiscretionShot was so traumatic because it may not show us, but it gives us an idea of what would happen to somebody if they were crushed by the grip of a giant.]]
*** Furthermore, because of the synchronization with EVA 01, Shinji can feel all of that, as if it were his hand [[spoiler:crushing Kaworu]].
* The destruction of Unit 03: Shinji's sitting there helpless as the dummy plug system [[spoiler: destroys the entry plug, right after he learns that there's a living pilot inside. Only to learn later that the pilot was his best friend, Toji. Said knowledge is why Shinji wouldn't fight Unit 03, which is why Gendo had the dummy plug activated in the first place]].
* Just to add, when you understand that Evas are sentient beings with a soul which are trapped and imprisoned inside "restraints" for use as weapons, ok. Disturbing, but you can live with it... And then you realise that all the pilots are ''synchronizing'' with the Evas. As in they are matching neuronal responses to achieve the best reaction, and are, as a consequence, melding their minds ''into the Evas''. So you have the kids melding their minds with the Evas to a point where they can't distinguish their identity without them; they have so fully inter-twined their mental states, ego and identity into the Eva that they can't separate one from the other. An example? Shinji constantly screaming at Gendo "You used my hands to kill him!" when the dummy plug in Unit 01 destroyed [[spoiler: Unit 03]].
** And then you have Rei... [[spoiler: where it is highly implied that Unit 00 has a mutilated piece of her soul stashed away inside it]].

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* And how can we forget [[spoiler:the the death of Kaworu in Episode 24. It's bad enough that he was crushed in the palm of EVA-01, but the fact we see his head fall into the water gives the scene horrendous chills (not to mention the sound of Kaworu's bones breaking)]].
breaking).
** [[spoiler:That That GoryDiscretionShot was so traumatic because it may not show us, but it gives us an idea of what would happen to somebody if they were crushed by the grip of a giant.]]
giant.
*** Furthermore, because of the synchronization with EVA 01, Shinji can feel all of that, as if it were his hand [[spoiler:crushing Kaworu]].
crushing Kaworu.
* The destruction of Unit 03: Shinji's sitting there helpless as the dummy plug system [[spoiler: destroys the entry plug, right after he learns that there's a living pilot inside. Only to learn later that the pilot was his best friend, Toji. Said knowledge is why Shinji wouldn't fight Unit 03, which is why Gendo had the dummy plug activated in the first place]].
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* Just to add, when you understand that Evas are sentient beings with a soul which are trapped and imprisoned inside "restraints" for use as weapons, ok. Disturbing, but you can live with it... And then you realise that all the pilots are ''synchronizing'' with the Evas. As in they are matching neuronal responses to achieve the best reaction, and are, as a consequence, melding their minds ''into the Evas''. So you have the kids melding their minds with the Evas to a point where they can't distinguish their identity without them; they have so fully inter-twined their mental states, ego and identity into the Eva that they can't separate one from the other. An example? Shinji constantly screaming at Gendo "You used my hands to kill him!" when the dummy plug in Unit 01 destroyed [[spoiler: Unit 03]].
03.
** And then you have Rei... [[spoiler: where it is highly implied that Unit 00 has a mutilated piece of her soul stashed away inside it]].it.



** Except Arael. It's actually a glorious being of light and beauty, despite the fact that it [[spoiler: rapes Asuka's mind]].
*** And Armisael, which appears as a HolyHalo [[spoiler: before raping Rei's mind and causing some serious BodyHorror]]. [[LightIsNotGood It's like the closer the angels stick to the typical imagery, the worse they are]].

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** Except Arael. It's actually a glorious being of light and beauty, despite the fact that it [[spoiler: rapes Asuka's mind]].
mind.
*** And Armisael, which appears as a HolyHalo [[spoiler: before raping Rei's mind and causing some serious BodyHorror]].BodyHorror. [[LightIsNotGood It's like the closer the angels stick to the typical imagery, the worse they are]].



** More frightening is how the Angels get increasingly more intelligent as the show progresses. Sachiel is quite a simple-minded Angel, probably acting on instinct and mindless. Arael and Armisael, however, express sentience if not much understanding of consciousness, and seem to take ''pleasure'' in causing pain and destruction. But the one who really takes the cake? [[spoiler:[[HumansAreBastards The Lilim]].]]

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** More frightening is how the Angels get increasingly more intelligent as the show progresses. Sachiel is quite a simple-minded Angel, probably acting on instinct and mindless. Arael and Armisael, however, express sentience if not much understanding of consciousness, and seem to take ''pleasure'' in causing pain and destruction. But the one who really takes the cake? [[spoiler:[[HumansAreBastards [[HumansAreBastards The Lilim]].]]



* The fact that they use some ''very'' odd terms to describe concepts related to the [=EVAs=]. Given what we learn later on, [[spoiler: umbilical bridge and umbilical cable]] spring to mind.
* [[spoiler: The vision of the alternate universe]] in episode 26 can be considered this. After watching the rest of the series, seeing the main characters [[spoiler: happy, well-adjusted and acting like normal children]] is genuinely disturbing. It's like staring into the UncannyValley.

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* The fact that they use some ''very'' odd terms to describe concepts related to the [=EVAs=]. Given what we learn later on, [[spoiler: umbilical bridge and umbilical cable]] cable spring to mind.
* [[spoiler: The vision of the alternate universe]] universe in episode 26 can be considered this. After watching the rest of the series, seeing the main characters [[spoiler: happy, well-adjusted and acting like normal children]] children is genuinely disturbing. It's like staring into the UncannyValley.



* The "[[spoiler:Kentucky Fried Rei]]". If you haven't seen the full series yet, it's best not to look into this until you've watched Episode 23, at the very least. For those of you that have, you already know that [[spoiler:Rei destroys her EVA to defeat the Angel that is steadily infecting her body, and [[HeroicSacrifice dies heroically]]. Later, her Entry Plug is recovered, and Ritsuko peers in, then tells the men with her to classify it as top secret, and then destroy everything. At first glance, we think that we're not seeing anything. But if we look at that scene again, we can see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kentucky_fried_rei_7771.jpg Rei's fingers]] in the lower portion of the screen. What we're looking at is Rei, having been turned to carbon by the intense heat of the explosion. Which is horrifying, especially when you take into account similar things happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.]]
** The entire damned episode 23. Being forcefully fused with an EldritchAbomination is horrifying, but as if it weren't enough, when Armisael is attacking Rei, it physically penetrates Eva-00, with Rei arching her back and moaning. Moreover, bloated veins appear over her body, [[spoiler: Eva-00's core collapses as Rei tries to save Shinji from Armisael]], and in the end, [[spoiler:she chooses to self-destruct]]. There is no need to count the ways that this is wrong.
*** Rei's disturbing interaction with Armisael all but ''screams'' that the Angel is ''having sex'' with her. It morphs into a naughty tentacle and plunges into Unit 00, whom Rei is ''linked'' with, then proceeds to invade her body. Rei even blushes as though she was having an orgasm. Worse still, the monitors back at NERV headguarters are displaying "PENETRATION" in big bold letters, furthering the idea she's getting raped by an Angel. Finally in the Directors' Cut, as if the imagery of sex wasn't crystal clear, Unit 00 gets a distended, pregnant-like belly when [[spoiler:Rei sets off the self-destruct sequence to kill Armisael]].

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* The "[[spoiler:Kentucky "Kentucky Fried Rei]]".Rei". If you haven't seen the full series yet, it's best not to look into this until you've watched Episode 23, at the very least. For those of you that have, you already know that [[spoiler:Rei Rei destroys her EVA to defeat the Angel that is steadily infecting her body, and [[HeroicSacrifice dies heroically]]. Later, her Entry Plug is recovered, and Ritsuko peers in, then tells the men with her to classify it as top secret, and then destroy everything. At first glance, we think that we're not seeing anything. But if we look at that scene again, we can see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kentucky_fried_rei_7771.jpg Rei's fingers]] in the lower portion of the screen. What we're looking at is Rei, having been turned to carbon by the intense heat of the explosion. Which is horrifying, especially when you take into account similar things happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.]]
Nagasaki.
** The entire damned episode 23. Being forcefully fused with an EldritchAbomination is horrifying, but as if it weren't enough, when Armisael is attacking Rei, it physically penetrates Eva-00, with Rei arching her back and moaning. Moreover, bloated veins appear over her body, [[spoiler: Eva-00's core collapses as Rei tries to save Shinji from Armisael]], Armisael, and in the end, [[spoiler:she she chooses to self-destruct]].self-destruct. There is no need to count the ways that this is wrong.
*** Rei's disturbing interaction with Armisael all but ''screams'' that the Angel is ''having sex'' with her. It morphs into a naughty tentacle and plunges into Unit 00, whom Rei is ''linked'' with, then proceeds to invade her body. Rei even blushes as though she was having an orgasm. Worse still, the monitors back at NERV headguarters are displaying "PENETRATION" in big bold letters, furthering the idea she's getting raped by an Angel. Finally in the Directors' Cut, as if the imagery of sex wasn't crystal clear, Unit 00 gets a distended, pregnant-like belly when [[spoiler:Rei Rei sets off the self-destruct sequence to kill Armisael]].Armisael.



** For context, after this is said, we see Shinji[[spoiler:'s empty plug suit floating in LCL, as the kid himself has had his mind [[LossOfIdentity completely merged with Unit 01]] while his body has become LCL]]. Even if [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt you knew better]], you could easily think that [[spoiler:he died]].

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** For context, after this is said, we see Shinji[[spoiler:'s Shinji's empty plug suit floating in LCL, as the kid himself has had his mind [[LossOfIdentity completely merged with Unit 01]] while his body has become LCL]]. LCL. Even if [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt you knew better]], you could easily think that [[spoiler:he died]].he died.



* When you see [[spoiler: Toji]] recovering in the hospital from the crushing of his entry plug, his left leg has been ''amputated.'' And that's the [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome last we see of him]] in the series. What a painful image to go out on.

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* When you see [[spoiler: Toji]] Toji recovering in the hospital from the crushing of his entry plug, his left leg has been ''amputated.'' And that's the [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome last we see of him]] in the series. What a painful image to go out on.



* Any use of the N2 weapons, particularly the bombs. It strikes the viewer that this is a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Japanese setting]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII being bombed...]] Then, [[spoiler: Tokyo-3 is actually destroyed by an explosion]].

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* Any use of the N2 weapons, particularly the bombs. It strikes the viewer that this is a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Japanese setting]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII being bombed...]] Then, [[spoiler: Tokyo-3 is actually destroyed by an explosion]].explosion.



** Remember that just about all of the main characters (Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Misato and Ritsuko) all get their turn in the spotlight questioning everything and facing the truth (but not always accepting it). When was the last time we saw these characters interacting in the ''real world''? [[spoiler: A mind-raped Asuka is laying dormant in a hospital room, the newest Rei clone is probably locked in her room questioning her own existence, Ritsuko was last seen probably ''shot'' along with Misato and they're bleeding out, and Shinji is probably alone somewhere.]] What I'm trying to get at is that the ending didn't actually happen, it was all going on inside their heads. Thus, Shinji didn't act upon what he had learned about himself at the end of the television series, and we never see him do so. And while Shinji was able to find his resolve and happiness, for all we know all the others remained broken to the very end.

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** Remember that just about all of the main characters (Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Misato and Ritsuko) all get their turn in the spotlight questioning everything and facing the truth (but not always accepting it). When was the last time we saw these characters interacting in the ''real world''? [[spoiler: world''? A mind-raped Asuka is laying dormant in a hospital room, the newest Rei clone is probably locked in her room questioning her own existence, Ritsuko was last seen probably ''shot'' along with Misato and they're bleeding out, and Shinji is probably alone somewhere.]] somewhere. What I'm trying to get at is that the ending didn't actually happen, it was all going on inside their heads. Thus, Shinji didn't act upon what he had learned about himself at the end of the television series, and we never see him do so. And while Shinji was able to find his resolve and happiness, for all we know all the others remained broken to the very end.



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25th Mar '18 3:02:42 PM kyun
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** There's also Asuka's BigNo at the end of her MindRape and how the younger version of herself whispers to her, "Liar..." as the camera pans up to reveal the face of her doll wearing a [[SlasherSmile sickening grin]], then kanji characters flash across the screen at a seizure-inducing rate, among them "Mother", "Father", "Insecurity", "Pity", "Stop it", "Separation", "Obsessive-compulsive", "Detachment", "Contact", "I am not a doll", "Emptiness", and "I hate you so much" over Asuka's distorted scream and the sound of smashing glass.

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** There's also Asuka's BigNo at the end of her MindRape and how the younger version of herself whispers to her, "Liar..." as the camera pans up to reveal the face of her doll wearing a [[SlasherSmile sickening grin]], then kanji characters flash across the screen at a seizure-inducing rate, among them "Mother", "Father", "Insecurity", "Pity", "Stop it", "Separation", "Obsessive-compulsive", "Detachment", "Contact", "I am not a doll", "Emptiness", and "I hate you so much" over Asuka's distorted scream and the sound of smashing glass. The last word that appears? "DEATH".
26th Jan '18 8:16:48 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The fact that [[Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon The Ide]] has had enough of Nerv/SELLE's antics by the arse end of SuperRobotWarsAlpha3 speaks volumes given that The Ide is downright Machiavellian in it's own goals of getting the entirety of humanity to Get In The Sea.

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* The fact that [[Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon The Ide]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards has had enough of Nerv/SELLE's antics antics]] by the arse end of SuperRobotWarsAlpha3 VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha3 speaks volumes given that The Ide is downright Machiavellian in it's its own goals of getting the entirety of humanity to Get In The Sea.
2nd Nov '17 11:19:04 PM Nova225
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** Also used in Super Robot Wars V. Not only do you get the bone chilling howl, but the beserk attack animation finishes with a close up up 01 giving a beating in first person. From the perspective of whatever is being beaten down.
7th Sep '17 2:35:53 PM IDUNFREGGINNO
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* At the beginning of Episode 12, we are treated to a bit of {{cosmic horror|story}} when [[spoiler: Adam]] stretches out its wings and we see THEY BREACH THE ATMOSPHERE. We also get to hear its lovely {{Mighty Roar}}.

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* At the beginning of Episode 12, we are treated to a bit of {{cosmic horror|story}} when [[spoiler: Adam]] stretches out its wings and we see THEY BREACH THE ATMOSPHERE. We also get to hear its lovely {{Mighty Roar}}.{{mighty roar}}.
7th Sep '17 2:35:10 PM IDUNFREGGINNO
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* At the beginning of Episode 12, we are treated to a bit of {{cosmic horror|story}} when [[spoiler: Adam]] stretches out its wings and we see THEY BREACH THE ATMOSPHERE. We also get to hear its lovely {{MightyRoar}}.

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* At the beginning of Episode 12, we are treated to a bit of {{cosmic horror|story}} when [[spoiler: Adam]] stretches out its wings and we see THEY BREACH THE ATMOSPHERE. We also get to hear its lovely {{MightyRoar}}.{{Mighty Roar}}.
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