Well, once upon a time, there was a series with HumongousMecha, overblown Freudian imagery, and a MindScrew ending. And another one with less robots, but even more MindScrew. And a final one, with some MiniMecha, and quite a bit of ViewersAreGeniuses.

And, so, as a result, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5396787/1/Ghost_in_the_Evangelion The Ghost of Evangelion]] is a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''/''SerialExperimentsLain''/''GhostInTheShell'' {{Crossover}}, by Tropers/LatwPIAT.

She likes TechnologyPorn and GunPorn. A lot.

!!See ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''SerialExperimentsLain'', and ''GhostInTheShell'' for other tropes which might appear. Specific tropes found in ''Ghost In The Evangelion'':

* AmericaSavesTheDay: The American Empire tries this.
* BilingualBonus: Creeps in, especially in [[GeniusBonus Sumerian]] or German.
* ColdSniper: Saito. They ''try'' to teach the rudiments of this to the pilots; it is dubiously successful.
* {{Cyborg}}: Cyborgs? In a GhostInTheShell crossover? [[MemeticMutation It's more likely than you think]]. Pretty much every character has at least some implants; Rei in particular received multiple grafts after the Unit 00 Synchronisation Accident.
* DeadpanSnarker: This Shinji may not be so good at the deadpan, but he more than makes up for it in snark.
* FunWithAcronyms: D.E.A.T. aka Defence:Extraterrestrial and Alien Threats, the American counterpart to ECCO, the reskinned NERV.
* FusionFic: ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''SerialExperimentsLain'' and ''GhostInTheShell'', to be precise.
* GunPorn
* HeroicBSOD: Shinji lapses into this state several times during the Ishkur fight.
* {{Infodump}}: The author is exceptionally fond of these, and will quite frequently get rather distracted by describing the ''proper'' sniping tactics.
* MindScrew: Rei/Lain moments.
* NoTranshumanismAllowed: Averted; there may be questions of what makes a person a person, but that doesn't stop full-body prosthetics or anything like that.
** Also subverted. Aramaki is shocked by the very high rate of cyberization in Shinji's new class. Usualy, only a minority of the minors population has cyberbrains and other cyberizations.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Getting that gun was such a pain.
* {{Omake}}: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5860003/1/teh_Mathematical_Adventures_of_Rei_Ayanami teh Mathematical Adventures of Rei Ayanami]], complete with intentional misspelling. This largely consists of [[ViewersAreGeniuses mathematical jokes]].
* OurGodsAreGreater: The Rakbu, the reskinned Angels, are ''weird''.
* PostCyberpunk: Well... duh.
* PsychicBlockDefense: Yui acts like this for Shinji when Major tries to mindhack Shinji. Doesn't stop her doing it herself though, for obvious reasons.
* ShownTheirWork: In great detail.
* SpiderTank: As expected from a ''Ghost In The Shell'' crossover. Less expected is the fact that the Tachikomas have taken it upon themselves to protect Rei's virtue (from Shinji).
* VeteranInstructor: Saito temporarily takes this role.
* TheWorfEffect: A carrier battle group, the symbol of the military might of the American Empire, is quickly annihilated by Ishkur, the reskinned version of Ramiel.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rei, naturally, and it should be noted that her hair is, instead of the normal page-boy haircut, [[SerialExperimentsLain Lain-esque]]. In addition, many of the people with full-body prosthetics chose unnatural hair colours, because, hey, why not?