History TearJerker / NeonGenesisEvangelion

20th Sep '17 6:48:07 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Gendo's part in this scene. [[spoiler: He finally realizes that he wasn't a good father to Shinji, only to be killed. Everyone in the world is confronted by the one person they want most, so that they let down all the mental and emotional shields that separate them from each other. The thing Gendo wants most in all the world? To be violently murdered by his son. GOD.]]
*** You can also see that scene as [[spoiler:Yui taking her revenge on Gendou for abandoning Shinji, and thusly ''cutting him out of his greatest dream, Instrumentality, entirely.'']]

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** Gendo's part in this scene. [[spoiler: He finally realizes [[spoiler:The true tragedy of his character is laid bare, as he was in the end, not some monster or megalomaniac supervillain, but a lonely, broken human being who's immense sense of self-loathing led him to believe that he wasn't a good father to Shinji, was unworthy of being loved, and that only Yui could ever love him, leading him to be killed. Everyone in self-sabotage his own chances at any semblance at happiness as he wounded up sending his own child away out of the world is confronted by the one person they want most, so fear that they let he would only drag him down along with him and dedicated himself to a single-minded pursuit of recovering Yui, no matter the cost. At the end of it all, Gendo is woefully aware of all the mental damage he did in trying to fulfil his plan and emotional shields believes that separate them from each other. The thing Gendo wants most in all the world? To be violently murdered by his son. GOD.]]
*** You can also see that scene as [[spoiler:Yui taking her revenge on Gendou for abandoning Shinji, and thusly ''cutting him out of his greatest dream, Instrumentality, entirely.'']]
only fate he deserves is to die in agony.]]
8th Aug '17 6:57:25 PM Snowsky
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* In episode 20, Misato sobbing into Shinji's empty plugsuit after he achieves a 400% sync ratio and dissolves into LCL.
-->'''Misato:''' If it can't...if it can't even save one life, then what good is science?! Give Shinji back! ''GIVE HIM BACK!''
3rd Jul '17 4:45:30 PM SprayPay
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[[HeartwarmingMoments/NeonGenesisEvangelion or even renew your faith in humanity]], it will certainly reduce you to tears.

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[[HeartwarmingMoments/NeonGenesisEvangelion [[Heartwarming/NeonGenesisEvangelion or even renew your faith in humanity]], it will certainly reduce you to tears.
30th Jun '17 8:07:29 PM SprayPay
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If Evangelion doesn't end up [[NightmareFuel/NeonGenesisEvangelion scarring you for life]], [[Awesome/NeonGenesisEvangelion give you a sense of awe and wonder]],
[[HeartwarmingMoments/NeonGenesisEvangelion or even renew your faith in humanity]], it will certainly reduce you to tears.
23rd Apr '17 6:20:19 PM happy123boy
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* The hospital scene. Shinji, already royally screwed up psychologically, visits Asuka as she lays comatose on a bed. He begs and pleads with her to wake up and say something, anything to make the pain go away. When she doesn't respond, he angrily shakes her, causing her hospital gown to fall open. His [[ADateWithRosiePalms actions]] are no doubt [[DudeShesLikeInAComa wrong]] (not to mention disgusting), but Shinji was so desperate to keep himself from crossing a DespairEventHorizon that pleasing himself seemed to be the quickest solution. Needless to say, [[FromBadToWorse it doesn't work.]]

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* The hospital scene. Shinji, already royally screwed up psychologically, visits Asuka as she lays comatose on a bed. He begs and pleads with her to wake up and say something, anything to make the pain go away. When she doesn't respond, he angrily shakes her, causing her hospital gown to fall open. His [[ADateWithRosiePalms actions]] afterwords are no doubt [[DudeShesLikeInAComa wrong]] (not to mention disgusting), but Shinji was so desperate to keep himself from crossing a DespairEventHorizon that pleasing himself seemed to be the quickest solution. Needless to say, [[FromBadToWorse it doesn't work.]]]]
** To further compound the issue, Asuka probably couldn't care less that a former ally is now masturbating over her naked body. She gets better, but still...
23rd Apr '17 6:16:29 PM happy123boy
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* The hospital scene. Shinji, already royally screwed up psychologically, visits Asuka as she lays comatose on a bed. He begs and pleads with her to wake up and say something, anything to make the pain go away. When she doesn't respond, he angrily shakes her, causing her hospital gown to fall open. His [[ADateWithRosiePalms actions]] are no doubt [[DudeShesLikeInAComa wrong]] (not to mention disgusting), but Shinji was so desperate to keep himself from crossing a DespairEventHorizon that pleasing himself seemed to be the quickest solution. Needless to say, [[FromBadToWorse it doesn't work.]]
20th Feb '17 5:49:49 AM Ocsttiac
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** What's even worse is what's finally confirmed in that very episode; the whole reason Asuka is JerkAss and the whole reason she uses "doll" like it's an epithet on par with the n-word [[spoiler:is because part of her mother Kyouko's soul was sucked into Unit-02, leaving poor Kyouko clinically insane and incapable of loving her own daughter, treating a little rag doll like the actual Asuka. Kyouko then hangs herself on the very day that Asuka is chosen to be the pilot of the very robot that, without her knowing, drove her mother insane; she enters the hospital room while happily babbling about how she will save the world in the EVA 02, only to find that Kyouko has hung herself.]]

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** What's even worse is what's finally confirmed in that very episode; the whole reason Asuka is JerkAss and the whole reason she uses "doll" like it's an epithet on par with the n-word [[spoiler:is because part of her mother Kyouko's soul was sucked into Unit-02, leaving poor Kyouko clinically insane and incapable of loving her own daughter, treating a little rag doll like the actual Asuka. Kyouko then hangs herself on the very day that Asuka is chosen to be the pilot of the very robot that, without her knowing, drove her mother insane; she enters the hospital room while happily babbling about how she will save the world in the EVA 02, only to find that Kyouko has hung hanged herself.]]
26th Jan '17 11:52:43 PM StevieC
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* Kaji's final message to Misato is utterly heart-wrenching.
--> '''Kaji:''' Katsuragi, it's me. I've probably put you through a lot of trouble by the time you're listening to this. I'm sorry. Tell Ritchan I said I'm sorry too. Also, since I've troubled you so much anyway, there's this flower I've been growing... It'd make me happy if you'd water it for me. Shinji knows where it is. Katsuragi, the truth is with you. Go forward without any hesitation. If I ever get to see you again, [[CanNotSpitItOut I'll say the words I wasn't able to say eight years ago]]. Bye.
** Even more poignant is one fan-theory that the words he wanted to say weren't just "I Love You" but asking her to marry him.
6th Jan '17 10:18:07 PM Tehrannotaur
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** One of the unused endings "Last B" is further depressing: Shinji is lying on the beach holding onto someone's white arm. He says "I'll never see them again. It's better to think of it this way. I'm still alive, so I'll keep on living." [[HopeSpot He squeezes the hand harder and then sees Rei]] (like in the episode and Last A). We eventually see that there is nobody lying near Shinji, just a white arm without the rest of the body. There [[LastOfHisKind is no one around]] for the possibility to make him feel a sense of worth to someone. This ending ultimately turns the series into a full-on ShootTheShaggyDog ending, even when compared to the existing ending.

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** One of the unused endings "Last B" is further depressing: Shinji [[spoiler:Shinji is lying on the beach holding onto someone's white arm. He says "I'll never see them again. It's better to think of it this way. I'm still alive, so I'll keep on living." [[HopeSpot He squeezes the hand harder and then sees Rei]] (like in the episode and Last A). We eventually see that there is nobody lying near Shinji, just a white arm without the rest of the body. There [[LastOfHisKind is no one around]] for the possibility to make him feel a sense of worth to someone. ]] This ending ultimately turns the series into a full-on ShootTheShaggyDog ending, even when compared to the existing ending.
6th Jan '17 10:17:28 PM Tehrannotaur
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[[caption-width-right:350:No! This isn't me!]]


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** One of the unused endings "Last B" is further depressing: Shinji is lying on the beach holding onto someone's white arm. He says "I'll never see them again. It's better to think of it this way. I'm still alive, so I'll keep on living." [[HopeSpot He squeezes the hand harder and then sees Rei]] (like in the episode and Last A). We eventually see that there is nobody lying near Shinji, just a white arm without the rest of the body. There [[LastOfHisKind is no one around]] for the possibility to make him feel a sense of worth to someone. This ending ultimately turns the series into a full-on ShootTheShaggyDog ending, even when compared to the existing ending.
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