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''Neon Genesis Evangelion: R'', also known as ''Evangelion R'' or simply ''Eva-R'', is an AlternateUniverseFic that diverges shortly before the [[TrippyFinaleSyndrome controversial ending]]. Released originally in the late 1990s, it was eventually [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition republished on another site in the early 2000s]], with an enhanced look and style. It's also somewhat unique for its use of [[DoingItForTheArt concept art, doujinshi, a partial soundtrack, and even two animated trailers]] (featuring some of the English voice cast in original recordings) alongside the usual script format.

It's also slightly less favorably known for [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma its abuse of]] [[UncomfortableElevatorMoment ellipses (...)]].

[[http://www.eva-r.com Located here]].

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!!''Neon Genesis Evangelion: R'' provided examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Come now, would it ''really'' be ''Evangelion'' ''without'' AbusiveParents? In addition to the original plethora of abusive parents, ''Eva-R'' gives us [[FollowTheLeader Lyn Anouillh]], whose relationship with [[TheMeanBrit his father]] is, shall we say, less than amiable.
** Although she might not count ([[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman on virtue of not being entirely what one might call human]]), [[spoiler:[[GenkiGirl Aoi]]]] has a rather resentful relationship with [[spoiler:most of the other angels]] as well as [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]], who essentially reared her for their specific purpose.
** Special mention goes to guest character Jye Yuh, whose father is shown to think he's doing the right thing, [[ParentalObliviousness but without considering his daughter's actual wishes]]. Notably less extreme than most of the people listed here.
* AlternateUniverseFic: ''Evangelion R'' takes place before ''[[TheMovie End of Evangelion]]'' and overlaps with it, timewise. Due to various changes in the timeline, ''End of Evangelion'' doesn't happen, though many of the events from it still occur, albeit altered to some degree.
** Notably depicts ''two'' alternative universes, with the series running the same way up until episode 24, at which point it diverges into ''[[GainaxEnding Evangelion: R: Annihilation]]'' or ''[[EarnYourHappyEnding Evangelion: R: Prime]]''.
* AncientAstronauts: While present in the [[AllThereInTheManual backstory for the original series]], ''Evangelion R'' touches on the origins of the angels a little bit more, even going so far as to indicate a connection to [[MesopotamianMythology Babylonian Mythology]].
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] to [[ExtremeDoormat Shinji]]. See the entry for CannotSpitItOut.
* ApocalypseOfTheWeek: [[AvertedTrope Notably averted]], considering the source material. Tokyo-3 is only attacked a handful of times in the pretty lengthy series, which instead focuses even more on character drama than the original show did.
* ArtificialHuman: Tenkei
* AscendedExtra: Maya Ibuki, of all people, who basically ends up becoming a [[TheHeart more compassionate]] Ritsuko by the end of the series, even going so far as to [[spoiler:''[[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replace]]'' her at NERV.]]
** Also, Kensuke has a much more important role in ''Evangelion: R'' than he did in the original series, particularly near the end where he even gets [[ADayInTheLimelight a whole episode that pretty much focuses around him]].
* AssimilationPlot: As in the original, [[LighterAndFluffier but slightly different]].
* AwesomeButImpractical: Unit 06's wings never really seem to end up being good for anything.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka at the end of both ''Annihilation'' and ''Prime'']].
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Tenkei is apparently a clone of [[ChivalrousPervert Kaji]], though there's not even superficial similarity between the two]].
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: [[spoiler:Aoi]] uses this to excuse her descent into the MoralEventHorizon in ''Annihilation''.
* BeginnersLuck: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Lyn, at least compared to [[ChosenOne Shinji]].
* BittersweetEnding: ''Both'' endings, depending on your interpretation.
* BreakTheCutie: Played straight, [[AvertedTrope averted]], and [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] alike. While Lyn and Aoi both go through some pretty serious breaking (along with mainstays Asuka and Shinji) they may come out of it alright (depending on which ending you're following).
* BridgeBunnies: When Maya gets promoted, she's replaced by another Bridge Bunny.
* CallBack[=/=]TheStationsOfTheCanon: Lyn's debut mirrors Shinji's in many ways.
* CannotSpitItOut: Considering the story is as much about character relationships as the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, this happens a few times. Notably with Asuka, who [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove screams a declaration of love]] out to Shinji but disguises it [[GratuitousGerman in German]] ([[spoiler:though he eventually translates it and realizes what she meant]]).
---> '''Shinji:''' Why can't you just open up to me?\\
'''Asuka:''' Because... because ''[[GratuitousGerman ich liebe dich]]'', you jerk!\\
'''Shinji:''' Wh-what? What does that mean?
** Also occurs to both Aoi and Lyn, who for most of the series go in circles around one another.
* CharacterDevelopment: Most, but not all of the characters, receive some development. Notably, Lyn and Shinji become more confident, Asuka less bitchy, Rei more in touch with her emotions, and Seyoko more responsible (as well as Misato too, to a lesser extent).
* CloningBlues: Played straight with Rei, who inadvertently regains [[MamaBear Yui's]] memories in one episode. She's not happy. [[OedipusComplex Neither is Shinji]].
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]], however, with [[spoiler:Tenkei]], who we're not even given reason to believe is a clone (except for his hair and eye color) until the end of the series.
* ColonCancer: ''Neon Genesis Evangelion: R: Annihilation'' and ''Neon Genesis Evangelion: R: Prime''.
* ConspicuousCG: The trailers. They don't look bad considering they're fan-made (and from the early 2000s too) but they certainly don't look much like the original series or the few traditionally animated clips they throw in.
* ContemplateOurNavels: Like the original, very much so. The main difference is that now Shinji shares this duty with Aoi and Rei, who do most of the navel-contemplating this time around.
** [[TykeBomb Tenkei]] gets in on some of the navel-gazing action as well.
* ContinuityNod: A few. For instance, recalling the "personal hell" sequences from the original series that so often involved trains, Shinji, just before departing on one for a school trip, remarks that he loathes trains.
* {{Cyberpunk}}: Played up a little compared to the original. Notably, one story involves using the technology that allows Evangelion synchronization to try and cure ''blindness''.
* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler:Lyn and Aoi]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: Kensuke, who gets an episode that focuses around him and Jye Yuh near the end of the ''Prime'' storyline.
* DefrostingIceQueen: [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] very much so. Rei too, [[{{Kuudere}} though in a different way]].
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Aoi, who starts out as a GenkiGirl and gradually becomes colder and more detached from humanity as she realizes the weight of her destiny.
* DespairEventHorizon: Because Shinji and Asuka spend much of the story getting over their issues this is used instead with Aoi and Lyn, who both descend into [[{{Wangst}} an endless pit of hopelessness]] for a time.
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:Seyoko Okazaki,]] [[LampshadeHanging though some characters suspect this from the start]]. However, [[spoiler:she's not working for [[MegaCorp who they]] ''[[MegaCorp think]]'' [[MegaCorp she's working for]].]]
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: [[EvenBetterSequel Strongly]] [[AvertedTrope averted]]. The second scene in the first episode is a ''[[AlternativeContinuity deliberate]]'' mirroring of the opening for ''End of Evangelion'', where Shinji engaged in his... [[{{Squick}} erm]]... appreciation of Asuka. This scene clearly sets up the different tone the fic aims to take with its character relationships.
* DysfunctionJunction: Naturally.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Sort of with [[spoiler:Tenkei]], who shows up as a PlotDevice long before he becomes a character.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the series' endings (''Prime''), in which things actually turn out pretty okay. [[BittersweetEnding Unless you're Lyn, that is]].
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Most of the story is about [[AvertedTrope avoiding this]]. In one ending, they succeed. In another, they fail (FromACertainPointOfView).
* EndOfTheWorldSpecial: ''Annihilation''
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Lyn says this to Asuka, during his introduction. Needless to say, she is not pleased.
* FanFiction: Actually has spawned its own fan fiction, though none of it's hosted on the official website.
** ''[[http://fanfic-mausoleum-n-grill.dreamwidth.org/tag/evangelion+redemption Evangelion: Redemption]]'' splits off from ''Eva-R: Prime''.
* FanService: Not a lot, but a little. For instance, one might consider the fact that [[spoiler:in both endings [[TheyDo Asuka and Shinji]] [[RelationshipUpgrade get together]] to be a form of fan service, though of the non-traditional variety.]] Also, [[http://www.modusproductions.com/eva-r/html/images/viewer/epcovers/6a.jpg one of the covers]] for the series is, at the very least, [[FetishFuel unintentional fan service]].
* FirstKiss: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Prime'', Shinji and Asuka get a more traditional variant that makes up for the awkwardness of their ''real'' FirstKiss]].
* FixFic: As in many ''Eva'' fics, a lot of the story is spent mending the characters' various emotional problems and averting the DownerEnding of the original.
* FlashBack: Several times, often focused around Lyn.
* FourIsDeath: [[spoiler: Unit-04 comes back in a chapter called "The Grim Reaper"]].
* FreudianExcuse: It's ''Evangelion'', so naturally. In addition to the pre-established characters, we get Lyn who [[spoiler:[[MercyKill mercy-killed]] [[SelfMadeOrphan his mother when he was a child]]. What makes it worse is that he seems to have, at the time, known what he was doing in spite of his very young age, but his mother begged him to. [[WellDoneSonGuy His father never let him live it down and now hates him for it]]. [[YouAreWhatYouHate So does, Lyn, for that matter]].]]
* GainaxEnding: The other ending of the series (''Annihilation''), which ends with [[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]] occurring in a manner even ''[[ItGotWeirder more]]'' bizarre than in ''End of Evangelion''. [[BittersweetEnding Not as sad though]].
* GambitPileup: Dear gods, yes. First, there's Seele plotting [[AncientConspiracy against the world in general]], as in the original. Then there's Gendo plotting against Seele, which [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow naturally they know about]], so they plot against him. And then there's Misato, who's plotting against both Seele ''and'' Gendo, in which she is eventually assisted by [[spoiler:Seyoko, who was independently running her own continuation of Kagi's schemes, who is herself part of a plot by Seele and UN Synaps]]. Oh, and then there's [[spoiler:Aoi, who's plotting, depending on which ending you're reading, against the world or against SEELE]]. And Ritsuko, not to be left behind, get in on it a little too, [[{{Yandere}} plotting against Gendo in particular]].
** In fact, it's the opening moves of the GambitPileup that cause the timeline to diverge from the original timeline in the first place, as Gendo, anticipating SEELE's attack in ''End of Evangelion'', [[VillainWithGoodPublicity initiates a reconstruction of Tokyo-3 that makes him too popular to touch]] - for awhile.
* GenkiGirl: Aoi, very much so. [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Naturally, she's pared with the awkward Lyn]].
* {{Glomp}}: Aoi does this to Lyn occasionally, much to his embarrassment.
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Aoi]], as well as, to a lesser extent [[spoiler:Tenkei]]
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: From time to time, often in imitation of the original series with [[GratuitousGerman Asuka]]. Occasionally, Tenkei also speaks what seems to be [[GratuitousArabic Arabic]] and is implied to be Babylonian. Oddly, because the series was written in English instead of Japanese, [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] serves this purpose as well while Lyn's dialogue is ''implied'' to be GratuitousEnglish but, of course, isn't.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Tenkei, like Rei and Kaworu.
* TheHeart: Maya in some ways and Aoi in others. Maya certainly serves as the most innocent of the cast, giving a moral center to the series. But it's Aoi who's constantly cheering people up (or at least Lyn).
* HeroicBSOD: Happens a couple of times.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Aoi, at the end of ''Prime''.]]
* HotScientist: Ritsuko, naturally, but also Maya this time around.
* HumansAreBastards: How [[spoiler:Aoi]] sees humanity.
* IncestIsRelative: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], as Shinji's attraction to Rei is implied to have come to a very abrupt halt following his discovery of her true nature. Made worse when Rei recovers some of Yui's memories.
* JustFriends: Al-Samkari's interpretation of the [[HoYay Kaworu/Shinji subtext]].
* KavorkaMan: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as neither [[TheHero Shinji]] nor [[MagnificentBastard Gendo]] have the harem they had in the original series. In Shinji's case, Misato matures and stops flirting with him, Rei grows apart with him and bonds with Tenkei instead, and Asuka comes to grips with her feelings for him. In Gendo's case, Ritsuko plots against him while none of the other females seem to show any interest in him at all.
* KidHero: [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructed]], as much of Shinji's character arc is him coming out of the pit of despair he'd fallen into at the end of the original series. Still [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] with Lyn though.
* LethalChef: Misato's continued inability to make food the rest of the household considers unpalatable becomes a minor plot point in one BottleShow, in which Shinji is made the designated cook.
* LighterAndFluffier: To a certain extent. A lot of angst and disaster remains in the series, but Shinji grows closer to his teammates and comes out of his shell while newcomer Aoi is, while not without her issues, a pretty normal kid by ''Evangelion'' standards. [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Only she isn't]].]]
* LoserProtagonist: [[CharacterDevelopment Shinji slowly sheds this character trait]], only to dump it on Lyn.
* LoveMakesYouEvil / ThePowerOfLove: As in the original ''Evangelion'', love can be quite destructive in ''Eva-R''. Oddly though, Gendo's LoveMakesYouEvil motivation seems to be dropped, however, or at least downplayed, while [[spoiler:Lyn's rejection of Aoi is a major part of her going through with her plans in ''Annihilation''.]] And just because it likes being contrary, the ''Prime'' storyline ends with [[spoiler:Lyn using ThePowerOfLove [[LoveRedeems to redeem Aoi and convince her the world deserves to live]].]]
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:Used by Lyn in ''Eva-R: Prime''. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] somewhat in that [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Aoi dies immediately thereafter]]]].
* MamaBear: ''[[EmotionlessGirl Rei]]'' of all people. Over the course of the story she becomes more and more Yui-like, learning to show compassion and becoming ''extremely'' protective of Tenkei.
** Speaking of Tenkei, Maya is pretty protective of him as well.
* MandatoryTwistEnding: At the end of ''Prime'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:Tenkei is a quasi-clone of Kaji, as Rei is to Yui or Kaworu is to Adam]].
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Aoi. Yes, she really seems to care about Lyn, but [[spoiler:she also has ulterior motives that essentially amount [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to wiping out humanity]].]] Really, this should be no surprise. This is ''Eva'', after all, even if it is a fanfic.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Aoi and Lyn]].
* MeaningfulName: Aoi means "blue" in Japanese. Guess what color Aoi likes.
** Tenkei is also Japanese for "heaven" and, given the amount of [[ContemplateOurNavels navel contemplating]] and GodInHumanForm overtones the kid has, that's probably intentional.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] with "Ikari" from the original series, where Lyn notices that the kanji for "wrath" is pronounced "i-ka-ri."
** [[spoiler:Aoi's angel name, Malachi, is likely also meaningful (unless it's not). Malachi was the last of the [[Literature/TheBible biblical]] prophets, [[HumansAreBastards who waxed on about how humanity had grown sinful]] and would soon be purged from the Earth. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Sound familiar]]?]]
* MediumBlending: Part script, part animated, part recorded music, and part manga. There also supposedly used to a RadioDrama version, but [[{{Nivenus}} ThisTroper]] has yet to see or hear of it.
* MegaCorp: UN Synaps, sort of. They're actually (as their name indicates), a branch of the United Nations, but they act in a way that is very reminiscent of a MegaCorp and are treated as such within the context of the story.
* MessianicArchetype: Shinji naturally, but Tenkei intrudes on this a little himself.
* MillionToOneChance: Likely as an intentional tribute to the original series, this trope is played completely straight.
* MultinationalTeam: Played up compared with the original, where the [[{{Eagleland}} USA]] and Europe give plenty of flack to NERV about it's [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Nippocentrism]]. Lyn joins Asuka as the ForeignKid, this time hailing from the UnitedKingdom (with [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] ancestry).
* MythArc: Very much so, and with much more details than the original series. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends on your point of view, as it can also reduce the mystery that surrounded the original ''Evangelion''.
* OnlySixFaces: Lyn looks ''[[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute alot]]'' like Shinji - [[PhenotypeStereotype only with sort of dirty blond hair]]. Some have accused Seyoko of the same thing (looking too similar to Misato).
* OracularUrchin: Like Rei, Aoi appears to live without a family. Like Rei she knows a lot more than she's letting on.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Surprisingly, yes. First of all, there's the fact that the angels which attack Tokyo-3 during the series are [[spoiler:nothing of the sort]]. Then there's [[spoiler:Aoi, who ''much'' more closely resembles the popular depiction of angels than most of her kind in ''Evangelion'']].
* PossessionImpliesMastery: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] even harder than in the original series. If you thought Unit 01 was bad, [[FromBadToWorse wait until you see Unit 06]]...
* PosthumousCharacter: Kaji may be dead, but he plays a major role in the story all the same. Also, [[spoiler:Tenkei is his clone]].
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with [[spoiler:Aoi]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Aoi, in ''Eva-R: Prime'']].
* RedOniBlueOni: With Rei off doing her own thing, Aoi fills the blue oni role against Asuka. If anything, they seem to loathe one another much more than Asuka and Rei ever did. This is probably in part because Rei wasn't exactly a very hateful person.
* RelationshipUpgrade: Hikari and Toji are (pretty much) together by the time the story starts.
* RousseauWasRight: [[spoiler:What Aoi learns in the end of ''Prime'']].
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Sort of. Lyn's actually got some good sense when he isn't mired in [[{{Wangst}} self pity]] and Aoi certainly has the GenkiGirl thing going. However, [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that things don't turn out so well for them]].
* ScriptFic: Unfortunately, the writer doesn't appear to know how to write a screenplay and would have been better of writing in a novelized format.
* [[HesBack She's Back]]: Asuka, after recovering from the coma she begins the story in.
* {{Soaperizing}}: A great deal of the story is spent on character relations and [[RelationshipUpgrade resolving the tensions]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension left unresolved from the original series]]. That said, [[MythArc there's still quite a lot of plot going on]] and [[spoiler:Aoi's relationship with Lyn is a crucial plot point]].
* SummonBiggerFish: [[spoiler:Aoi/Malachi vs. Seele in ''Prime''.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Though Shinji ends up sending much of the story growing out of his insecurities it seems the author decided he still needed an ExtremeDoormat. For this purpose, we arrive at Lyn - the British Shinji.
* TechnicolorEyes: Aoi [[MeaningfulName appropriately]] has blue eyes. Tenkei has yellow eyes. [[spoiler:Aoi as Malachi has ''[[RedEyesTakeWarning red]]'' eyes]]. You know the rest.
* TheyDo: [[spoiler:At the very end of both ''Prime'' and ''Annihilation'' Asuka and Shinji. Also, in ''Annihilation'', Aoi and Lyn. And, very early on, [[BetaCouple Hikari and Touji are shipped]].]]
* TiffanyGrant: Remarkably agreed to do original voice work for the series. The author's domain actually currently hosts her official website.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[{{Wangst}} After much agonizing]], Shinji gets around to this eventually. Lyn... not so much.
* TristanMcAvery: Also agreed to return as Gendo.
* TykeBomb: Tenkei. He's actually a ''literal'' bomb (though not in so much that he explodes, more that ''everything around him'' does).
* UnresolvedSexualTension: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with each of the series' couples. [[TheyDo Sexual tensions do indeed get resolved]].
* {{WAFF}}: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] actually, at least until the end. While it does resolve a lot of the characters' personal issues it doesn't do it from the start and [[TrueArtIsAngsty spends a good deal of time sending them through emotional trauma]]. This is particularly true for Lyn.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Tenkei. He's treated as a thing by NERV, even more than Rei was (who Gendo seemed to have genuine affection for). However, he's clearly capable of emotion, forms a close bond with Rei, and [[spoiler:is a clone of Kaji]]. On the ''other'' hand, [[PersonOfMassDestruction he is a weapon of war]] and has quasi-deific rings to him.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Tenkei oh so very much. [[TheUnintelligible Or at least when he's not babbling in a language no one around him understands]].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Aoi]]
* WorldHalfEmpty / [[AWorldHalfFull World Half Full]]: Starts off the one, ends the latter (at least in ''Prime'').
* {{Yandere}}: Aoi does take rejection well. [[spoiler:She gets over it though]]. Ritsuko does this a little as well, though only at the beginning.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Oddly ''[[AvertedTrope averted]]'' with Aoi, who not only has a MeaningfulName but who is also [[spoiler:an angel, like Kaworu]]. She just has regular black hair. She does have blue eyes however which, while strange, is not unheard of in Japan.

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