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[[caption-width-right:349:Not ''quite'' like you know them.\\
Art by [[http://justinedarkchylde.deviantart.com/ Justinedarkchylde]]]]
->His name was Shinji Ikari, and he was a quiet, unassuming young man, who kept to himself, seemingly uninterested in the affairs of the world and the people in it around him. He often seemed to lack a spine, and would bend to the whims of anyone more powerful than he, lacking any self confidence or respect. He simply existed, ignorant of others, and they in turn ignorant of him.\\
''It was a lie.''
''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'' is a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''[=/=]''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Crossover Fanfic by Academia Nut.

In this reality, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' as a universe exists. Shinji was found as a young boy and trained by Khnemu, a displaced Sorcerer of the Thousand Sons Legion, and learns the ways of plotting and scheming, along with a few other useful skills.

When summoned by Gendo to Tokyo-3, Shinji begins his own machinations to repay Gendo for his "kindness". Step by step he earns Misato's loyalty, Rei's affection and Asuka's love, turns the latter two into powerful allies and converts them to Chaos, training them to use their newfound powers, at the same that he slays [[{{Robeast}} Angels]] in spectacularly gruesome ways.

And then, right when it looks like if nothing can stop him, things go awry.

It can be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3946501/1/Thousand-Shinji here]] and [[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=138811 here]].

After completing the fic, Academia Nut wrote an uncanonical -and highly controversial and flammable- MegaCrossover side-story called ''FanFic/TheOpenDoor'' that never got finished. A while after he wrote still another non-canonical side-story -[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5971414/1/NGE-Utter-Insanity NGE Utter Insanity]]- using -an awfully out-ot-character- post-TS Shinji, but it got nowhere even more quickly than The Open Door. It became a DeadFic after two chapters and no one cared about it.

Compare with ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'', ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'' (another Warhammer 40,000 Crossover featuring a very different Shinji) and ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', that uses similar themes (the Children becoming more than human due to the action {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and picking up powers as they kill things), but merging the ''Eva'' universe with the Cthulhu Myths. [[WordOfGod Those stories are credited]] as the three biggest influences for ''Thousand Shinji''.
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: After their ascension to godhood, the new ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos Gods]]'' [[spoiler:-a., k., a. Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato-]] have a miriad of shapes and faces visible to mortals, but they usually take human form to talk to their followers or keep themselves grounded.
* AGodAmI: The story ends with [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato ascending to becoming the new ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos gods]]'']].
* AbortedArc: The story is completed, but after finishing it the author said that there might one day be a sequel, but he never got around to write it (and he declared that ''The Open Door'' was un-canonical and not the actual sequel).
* AbstractApotheosis: At the climax of the story, the main characters became [[spoiler:''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the New Chaos Gods]]'']]. So that [[spoiler:Shinji became the god of Deceit, Change and Hope; Asuka, goddess of War, Wrath and Valour; Rei, Godess of Demise and Joy; and Misato, Goddess of Pleasure and Perfection.]]
* AlienGeometries: The inside of the Black Moon during [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] fits this. It was a space of distorted reality where two diferent universes were mingling and two billions of souls were being collected to feed with their energies the gestation of four new [[EldritchAbomination gods]]. In that place things had many layers, and viewing something from different angles could change completely what was seen. Depending on the angle a particular room could look a cathedral-like chamber coated in repugnant organic issue, a void with a misshapen beast floating in the centre, or [[spoiler:a huge, pregnant Rei Ayanami going into labour.]]
* AllYourPowersCombined: The MP Evas have abilities from all the Angels. [[spoiler: Tzintchi also receives the knowledge of the canon!40k gods.]]
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[HeroesWantRedheads His girlfriend Asuka]], Rei and Misato were the three persons more precious to Shinji. When [[spoiler:Asuka and Misato got killed]] and Rei showed up to grant him his deepest wish he asked her bringing them back, not matter the cost. The cost was Third Impact.
* AmazonChaser: [[AntiHero Shinji]] [[HeroesWantRedheads was attracted to]] [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] because she was beautiful, brilliant, [[{{Tsundere}} temperamental]], [[HotBlooded overwhelming passionate]]... and because [[TheBerserker she was a fierce, furious and skilled warrior]]. It actually turned him on watching her fighting and [[AnAxeToGrind hacking enemies away]].
-->“No really. I was in awe of you when you were fighting with Israfel the other day. Your movements were so fluid, so sure, that I did not feel like I was looking at Unit 02, but you. It was incredible,” Shinji explains.\\
“Should I feel ‘complimented’?” Asuka asks.\\
“Hell yes! You’re that good. When you spun your Eva about to deliver that axe blow to the half behind you, it was like I was seeing you there, hair flashing behind you and skirt twirling about your legs dramatically. I was a little turned on by it,” Shinji says, pausing in his work to savour the memory.\\
“Pervert,” Asuka mutters sarcastically. There was however a small smile on her face.\\
Shrugging, Shinji says, “Hey, what can I say? I like my women confident, wielding a huge axe, and blood drenched. Ensures they’ll be wild in bed.”
* AndThenWhat: At one point [[AntiHero Shinji]] wondered what he would do after getting revenge on his father and [[AncientConspiracy Seele]].
* AntiHero: This version of Shinji is a violent jerkass, manipulates people's feelings and often displays a disturbing lack of empathy. Still he fights {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and eviler people than him.
* AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]]: Shinji qualifies, depending on which side of the thin AntiHero-AntiVillain line you see him as falling into.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: After the events of the fic, [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato]] became ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the New Chaos Gods]]''. Their predecessors were humongous masses of sheer human emotion given sentience, but they are humans ascended to {{Physical Gods}} and the personifications of Chaos. Each one of them has a myriad of shapes, but usually they use their mortal forms to interact with others. [[spoiler:Shinji]] is the embodiment of Deceit, Change and Hope; [[spoiler:Asuka]] of War, Wrath and Bravery; [[spoiler:Rei]] of Demise, Decay and Joy; and [[spoiler:Misato]] of Lust, Passion and Perfection.
* AnyoneCanDie: For the end of the fic, the only Evangelion characters left alive are [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Misato, Toji, Kensuke and Hikari.]] Everyone else is dead. The body count is even greater than it looks, since [[spoiler:Asuka, Misato and Hikari got murdered and were brought back from the dead.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] is her world's champion of physical combat and masters all kind of weapons, but axes are her WeaponOfChoice (she is a ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate]]'' [[TheBerserker berserker]] so it goes with the territory). Throughout the history she handles from tiny hatchets to huge bronze battle-axes capable to cleave a man in half in a single blow. Her [[HumongousMecha Unit-02]] is equiped with a chain-axe, and eventually [[spoiler:replaced by a Bloodthirster axe against the MP Evas.]]
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: At the climax of the story, [[spoiler:Rei set Third Impact off to bring Asuka and Misato back from the dead at the behest of Shinji. She collected two thirds of souls of the whole humankind (rather than all human souls as she did in the original timeline), pumped energies of the Warp -a dimension of pure, raw energy- into Shinji, Asuka, Misato and herself and used the harvested souls to shape their new bodies. The four of them ascended and were reborn as ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the New Chaos Gods]]''.]]
* BabiesEverAfter: It is revealed in the side-story that [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka had a daughter, Kali, named after the Hindu Goddess of Death and Destruction.]] A line seems to imply that [[spoiler:Shinji and [[MarryThemAll his three wives]] -Asuka, Rei and Misato- had several children, but only Kali is known, and that subplot got dropped and forgotten straight after.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Hikari]] amongst others.
* {{Badass}}:
** No doubts about it, this version of Shinji is one bad motherfucker. The skill to hurl lightning bolts together with psychic powers help to achieve that label.
** Asuka is a berserker axe-wielding SuperSoldier devout of the embodiment of war, anger and bloodshed. Make the math.
** Stoic, quiet Rei is a devout of Nurgle, god of decay and corruption. Her body can bio-engineer plagues that can wipe out the whole humankind in one mere day.
* BarbarianHero: As her transformation in a ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate]]'' [[TheBerserker berserker]] advances [[spoiler:-eventually leading to her becoming the next Goddess of War-]], [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] resembles this: she becomes [[SuperSoldier an impressively muscled and powerful warrior]], [[AnAxeToGrind armed with primitive-looking, gigantic axes]] and barely clad in a tarp.
* BattleCouple: [[AntiHero Shinji]] and [[TheBerserker Asuka]] began to strongly bond when Shinji told Asuka that they should fight together to destroy their enemies. From that point they became partners-in-battle and shortly after they got together. The results were bloody for their enemies.
-->Still holding her close, Shinji says, “No… no. I cannot take that away from you, only you can. I made a mistake earlier today. You and I, we are different. I am cast from the mould of a soldier. For me, fighting is a living, a means to an end. You… you are a warrior, for whom fighting is life. You carry conflict with you wherever you go.”\\
He kissed her on the forehead and she did not flinch away from the contact, and then said, “We must learn to work together. You must learn to accept my brutal, sneaky, underhanded ways, and I must learn to accept your passionate, headstrong ways. We can complement one another wonderfully and make the battlefield our dance floor. The Evas were made to fight the Angels, so your mother died fighting them. If not for them, you would be home in Germany, going to school like a normal girl and your mother would still be around tuck you in at night. Hate them. Hate them for all they have stolen from you. Let all your sorrow turn to wrath, and if your breast be a cannon, shoot your burning heart at them. We shall make their blood flow, and we shall stack their skulls into a grand throne that shall let all know of your victory over your pain.”
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[BiggerBad Keel]] and the rest of [[AncientConspiracy Seele]] sought [[AssimilationPlot reaching Instrumentality]] to create a new god and become one with it. When [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] happened, it turned [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato]] -the four persons in the whole world who had suffered the most at the Seele's hands- into gods. And they were ''pissed off''. Cue the Seele members receiving [[FateWorseThanDeath horrible]], [[AndIMustScream horrible]] punishments.
-->“You and the other members of SEELE wanted to shed your bodies and become one with a new god… well, no one ever said that God would be nice or particularly like you and your cronies for your involvement in its birth. I hope you prepared for the eventuality of an eternity being horrifically tortured by your worst nightmares.”
* BelligerentSexualTension: Shinji and Asuka's first meeting consisted of arguing, snarking and peeping at each other when they ''thought'' that nobody was looking. Shinji loved taunting her as loving inwardly how beautiful, intelligent and [[FieryRedhead passionate]] she was, and Asuka tried to hit him as developing a crush on him. Their relationship was scarily similar to ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji and Sayaka's one]]''.
-->'''Misato''':''"Alright, fun is fun, but now is the time to put this behind you and shut up. Now, Asuka, stop trying to kill Shinji, and Shinji, stop encouraging her to try."''
* TheBerserker:
** Shinji tends to become one when he gets pissed off... which is a very usual occurrence in this story.
** On the other hand, Asuka IS one. Shinji and Rei call her a berserker several times even before she becomes a follower of Khorne, god of war and anger. Not only her Eva gets painted like a Khornate berserker but she steadily trasnforms into a SuperSoldier capable to summon massive war-axes out of thin air.
* BerserkerTears: During [[DespairEventHorizon her breakdown]], caused by [[LoveInterest Shinji]]'s loss, [[TheBerserker Asuka]] cried after a fight, when she got furious or angsty. And she shed blood tears.
* BigDamnHeroes: "I ''hate'' playing the Big Damn Hero."
* BlackAndGreyMorality: Shinji will do nasty things in defence of his friends or as revenge for things done to them, but compared to Gendo or the SEELE men he looks a lot better.
* BloodKnight: In this story [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[{{Tsundere}} Langley]] [[AcePilot Sohryu]] is a [[TheBerserker berserker]] of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khorne, God of War, Anger and Blood]]''. She is a [[SuperSoldier consumate warrior]], fighting is her life and she can barely control her battle-lust [[spoiler:and eventually becomes the Goddess of War.]]
* BloodLust: [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] is a HotBlooded ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate]]'' [[TheBerserker berserker]]. She ''craves'' [[BloodKnight fighting]], spilling the enemy's blood and even drinking it. [[LoveInterest Shinji]] finds her [[AmazonChaser arousing]]. Her bloodlust increased when [[spoiler:she ascended to godhood and became Goddess of War, Rage and Blood. Her followers sacrifice their enemies' blood to her.]]
* BrokenBird: When [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] was four her mother went crazy and hang herself (and her daughter was the one found her corpse). Shortly after her father remarried and virtually abandoned her. In response to it she tried to become stronger, tougher and fully self-reliant. [[LoveInterest Shinji]] discusses it at one point:
-->“Passing the favour forward? Yeah. I’ve been helping [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] since I got here, she was far worse than she is now socially, and then you came along. You were the kid, the one in a million, who chose to become strong instead of break in response to such monumental adversity. But I could see it in your eyes, the tone of your voice in sheltered moments that you still carried the wounds, that you were more fragile than you seemed,” Shinji explains.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Rei was in love with Shinji even though she was his mother's clon. However Shinji regarded her like a sister and was [[HeroesWantRedheads in love with Asuka]]. Still when Rei revealed her genetic make-up to him and Shinji figured out her feelings he did not seem concerned about her origins. In fact he told: "If you wanted a threesome with us why didn't you ask us?". After the FinalBattle, Shinji [[spoiler:[[MarryThemAll claimed]] Rei, [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] and [[TheLadette Misato]] as his wives.]]
* CatFight: [[spoiler:Asuka and Rei]] got in a very violent one in chapter 14 when [[spoiler:Rei attempted to seduce Shinji.]]
* ChainsawGood: A chain-axe for Unit 02.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: Shinji makes repeated use of the Rubric Marines within Khnemu's jars, but at the end it is [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods who emerge from them]].
* ChekhovsGunman: The soldiers who [[spoiler: finish off Ramiel]].
* CherryTapping: [[spoiler:The 4th Angel]] is killed by [[spoiler:two soldiers with a TOW missile.]]
* ColonelKilgore: Being a ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate]]'' [[TheBerserker berserker]], Asuka is drawn to conflict like a moth to a flame. She ''loves'' fighting, crushing and brutally killing the enemy and spilling their blood. She will jump into a battle, skirmish or mere brawl, roaring "BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE" as hacking heads off. Later she [[spoiler:became the Goddess of War.]]
* CreepyChild: Rei, but Shinji gets in on the act too.
* CruelToBeKind: In the noncanonical side-story Shinji meets his counterpart of the original universe. To force his counterpart to know the price of failure and get his act together, Shinji [[spoiler:makes his younger self believing that he is going to behead Asuka.]] When the younger Shinji screams [[BigNo "NO!"]] right before the axe-blow intentionally misses, Shinji suggests him earnestly stopping his self-pity party, growing a spine and fighting to defend [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]] and other people he cares about.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: [[strike:40]] 35 Special Forces agents under SEELE versus [[strike: one]] [[strike: three]] four Rubric Marines. No contest.]]

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* DeathOfTheOldGods: Several deities from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' [[spoiler:sacrificed themselves to create the New Chaos Gods so that the C'Tan can be defeated.]]
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Due to the events of the fic, [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato]] became ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the New Chaos Gods]]''. All of them have a myriad of shapes -some few of them humanoid and/or comprehensible to human eyes-, psychic powers and are able to manipulate souls and bodies. [[spoiler:Shinji]] is the God of Deceit and is nearly omniscient, [[spoiler:Asuka]] if the Goddess of War is her world's master of physical combat, [[spoiler:Rei]] is the Goddess of Demise and her domain is decay and sickness, and [[spoiler:Misato]] is Goddess of Pleasure and Pain.
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler:Tzeentch's failure to see the C'tan plans coming was what forced the canon!40k gods to work together.]]
-->''"Despite all of our power we got blindsided by something that fell out of the purview of the things we normally kept track of."''
* DieForOurShip: It is subtler than other examples, but [[spoiler:Kaji got assassinated]]. Since it happened in the original series it should not raising eyebrows... until you realize that [[spoiler:the new Chaos Gods later brought Hikari back to life but they did not bring him back. There was no good reason for it other than he remaining dead conveniently freed Misato to become Shinji's harem's member together with [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] and [[BrotherSisterIncest Rei]].]]
* {{Discontinuity}}: Its side-story is less popular and many fans preferred forgetting that it exists because they feel that it ruined the original story, disregarding or obliterating the original themes, plotlines and CharacterDevelopment and turning its JerkWithAHeartOfGold {{AntiHero}}es in blatant {{VillainSue}}s that have forgotten all what they learnt in ''Thousand Shinji''. At any rate the author has stated that it was not a sequel but a side-story intended to be silly and non-serious and it is non-canonical, therefore it is easy ignoring it since it is out of continuity.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Invoked. Leliel slights Asuka, pissing off Shinji in the process. Shinji asks it if he dares to fight him, and then he realizes that taunting an Angel may not be a good idea.
-->'''Shinji''': ''"The ‘other’ as you call her is the master of the world of physical combat, something you disdain, but are you powerful enough to take me, a master of the mind?"''\\
'''Shinji''' (thinking): ''"In retrospect perhaps such taunting was a bad idea if Rei’s commentary on the method of attack used by the Fifteenth Angel is correct."''\\
'''Asuka''':''"Idiot!"''\\
'''Shinji''':''"Hey! I had no idea the situation would evolve like this!"''
* EnemyCivilWar:
** During the invasion of the Geofront, [[AntiHero Shinji]] [[PsychicPowers telepatically]] goads the invading soldiers to shoot each other.
--->"This went beyond a simple cluster fuck, this transcended into the realm where future generations of soldiers would refer to a situation this badly screwed up that they would have to call such scenarios... Tokyo-3..."
** Also, the only reason why [[spoiler:the canon!40k gods had to work together]] was because their inter-factional fighting allowed [[spoiler:the C'tan]] to gain a vital advantage.
* FasterThanLightTravel: The explicit lack thereof due to [[spoiler: the C'tan's machinations]] and the consequences of this is what forced [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods]] to work together.
* FateWorseThanDeath: What happens to [[spoiler: Gendo and the SEELE committee.]]
* FetalPositionRebirth: In the second-to-last chapter, [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka and Misato]] assume these positions into embryonic sacs while they are being reborn and transformed into [[spoiler:gods.]]
* FieryRedhead: Asuka is a [[TheBerserker berserker]] of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khorne, God of War]]''. She is a FURNACE of rage, passion, temper, tenderness, aggressiveness and emotion. She is ''repeatedly'' described as passionate, fiery, fierce, furious... and later she actually becomes [[spoiler:the embodiment of War and Wrath.]]
* FreakinessShame: The first signs of [[BloodKnight Asuka]] was transforming into a ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate]]'' [[TheBerserker berserker]], were the white of her eyes becoming red and her crying blood tears. She tried to hide it and thought it meant that she was a freak, but [[AntiHero Shinji]] told her that it was a gift and not something to be ashamed of... and [[HeroesWantRedheads he]] [[AmazonChaser still found her hot]], not matter what.

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* GodInHumanForm: After their ascension to godhood, [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato]] spend at least several days every year in human form to remember what being mortal is like and keeping themselves grounded. Although they can shed those shells at any time, they can feel pain and exhaustion.
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Subverted. [[AntiHero Although Asuka and Shinji are not nice people in this story]], they ARE fighting to save humanity, and they have passionate sex.
* GratuitousGerman: Naturally with Asuka.
* GrewASpine: A darker example. After being abandoned by his father, Shinji found a mentor who raised him and forced him to grow a spine. However his teacher was an amoral trickster, and Shinji grew into a trickster, violent, mostly uncaring asshole. [[AntiHero He STILL fights to protect humanity and he only targets people who is worse than him or has tried to make him harm]], and he still cares for other people (such like [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]], Rei and Misato. May Heaven help you if you hurt them), but he is a ManipulativeBastard and a {{Jerkass}}.
* HandCannon: The Rubric Marines' bolters are repeatedly noted as being more suited to crew-manning. Eva-scale ones are part of L-Type Equipment.
* HeroesLoveDogs: [[AntiHero Asuka]] has [[CanineCompanion an old bulldog pet]] following her around. He began to hang out with her because he noticed that [[BloodKnight she was a fighter]] just like him.
* HeroesWantRedheads: As soon as he saw [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] Shinji could not keep his hands off her.
* HeroicBSOD: Shinji goes into one of these after [[spoiler: Misato dies]], but recovers shortly after, partly due to his desire to [[spoiler: pay the Keeper of Secrets back for its deeds]].
* HighPressureBlood: [[spoiler: Unit 02]] starts bleeding majorly just before [[spoiler: going Bloodthirster.]]
* HiveMind: The MP Evas are explicitly said to have this.
* HopeIsScary: After [[TheBerserker she]] [[BattleCouple and]] [[AntiHero Shinji]] [[RelationshipUpgrade got together]], [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] was happy because she had found someone who [[LivingEmotionalCrutch loved her unconditionally, understood her and took her pain away]]... but she was frightened because she feared losing him.
* HotBlooded: Shinji fell for Asuka -among other reasons- because she exuded passion. Before ever seeing her he could feel her emotions (her passion, rage, joy, sadness, pain, jealousy, pride...) burning inside her, and compared with everyone else he knew she burnt like a flame and he could not help getting drawn to it.
* HyperspaceArsenal: [[spoiler: Unit 02 pulls weapons out of nothingness during its Bloodthirster transformation.]]
* ImmuneToBullets: The Rubric Marines, justified due to the severe technological gap.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: [[AntiHero Shinji]] honesty tells [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] that watching her [[TheBerserker fighting]] and [[AnAxeToGrind hacking enemies away]] [[HeroesWantRedheads turns him on]].
* ItsAllMyFault: Rei blamed herself for all what happened after chapter 13 [[spoiler: Shinji and Asuka falling into the Sea of Dirac, Asuka getting forced to kill Hikari, Unit 01 absorbing Shinji...]] It was not a misplaced feeling, since she was so jealous of Asuka and angry at Shinji that she was downright useless in battle, and due to her attachment to the Commander, Shinji and Asuka could not act against Gendo after [[spoiler:Hikari's death,]] forcing Shinji to leave for a while and showed up too late to fight [[HeroKiller Zeruel]].

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch:
** When [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] met [[AntiHero Shinji]] he helped her, showed her love and appreciation and taught her how becoming more powerful. Eventually [[RelationshipUpgrade they got together]] and she became very dependent on him. Her emotional stability became so reliant on him that when [[spoiler:he got absorbed into Unit-01 and fell in a coma]] she fell completely apart.
--->'''[[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] [[FieryRedhead Langley]] [[TheBerserker Sohryu]]''': [[{{EldritchAbomination}} Your brother]] denied me [[LoveInterest Shinji]], the first person who understood me, the first person who knew how to take the pain away simply by being!
** And [[HeroesWantRedheads Shinji]] became completely dependent on [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] through the history. [[spoiler:Her death at the hands of a MP-Eva]] [[DespairEventHorizon broke him down completely]]. He was so crushed and shell-shocked that he [[spoiler:[[AlwaysSaveTheGirl asked]] Rei starting out [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] in order to bring her and [[ParentalSubstitute Misato back]].]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: [[AntiHero Shinji]] [[HeroesWantRedheads fell really, really, really HARD]] for [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[{{Tsundere}} Langley]] [[TheBerserker Sohryu]] when he met her.

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[[folder:M-O]]

* MarryThemAll: Subverted. For most of the story Shinji clearly considers [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[HeroesWantRedheads his girlfriend]], Rei his surrogate sister and Misato her surrogate mother. However, Rei's crush on Shinji (and her willingness to talk Asuka into a threesome) and Misato's proclivity to tease him complicate matters. Shinji did not plan getting married to anyone other than Asuka, but when [[spoiler:the four of them ascend to godhood]], Shinji takes the three of them as his wives out of a desire to make them happy.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Asukhon, the Eightfold Victor, Tzintchi, the Nine-Fingered King, Reigle of the Seven Lives and Mislaato of the Six Wounds,]] hint who they are sucessors from and describe a characteristic of them.
* MechaExpansionPack: L-Type Equipment for the Evas.
* MindRape
* MindHive: After [[spoiler:[[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]]]], the Well of Souls -an amalgam of the souls of all humans that got harvested during Instrumentality- is inside of the bodies of Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato.
* MindScrewdriver: A large part of the final chapter, following Academia Nut's TakeThat to the GainaxEnding.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Gendo abandoned his son Shinji when he was four. When summoned to Tokyo-3 by his father ten years later, Shinji has learnt the ways of scheming and plotting, and several useful skills, and he decides paying his father back. In the process [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] -who had been treated as a tool for Gendo- and [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] -who had lost her mother and been turned into a ChildSoldier cause Nerv and whom [[spoiler:Gendo forced to attack her best friend]]- side with him.
* MoralityChain: In this story [[AntiHero Shinji]] is a psychotic, arrogant, manipulative {{Jerkass}} with little empathy. Believe it or not, if [[HeroesWantRedheads his girlfriend]] [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]], [[SurpriseIncest his surrogate -or so he thinks- sister]] [[TheQuietOne Rei]], [[ParentalSubstitute his surrogate mother]] [[TheLadette Misato]], [[ThoseTwoGuys his friends Touji and Kensuke]]... he would be way, way worse. Before moving in Tokyo-3 he regarded people as tools to be used and discarded or morons. But after finding them Shinji begins to show love, empathy, tenderness, caring, pity... when he is around them, and he even tries to use his well-trained manipulative skills for the good.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Zigzagged. When [[BelligerentSexualTension Shinji and Asuka]] [[RelationshipUpgrade got together]] Rei got extremely jealous. At the beginning she [[IWantMyBelovedtoBeHappy told herself that Asuka made Shinji happy and that was all that mattered]]. However she resented Asuka and often dreamt with killing her... and then she dreamt with Shinji killing her to avenge Asuka or killing himself, so she restrained herself. Paradoxically she also felt attracted to Asuka. She attempted [[spoiler:getting a threesome with both, but due to her clumsy methods, Asuka (who had previously considered her a friend) thought she was trying to steal Shinji and killed her]]... but since Rei had several spare bodies she merely occuppied another. Finally, Shinji ended that conflict by talking them into a threesome.
* NeverBeHurtAgain: One of the reasons of [[AntiHero Shinji]] to [[spoiler:want to TakeOverTheWorld]] is he does not want anybody hurting him or [[LoveInterest Asuka]] ever again.
* NeverGetsDrunk: [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] can drink an unholy amount of alcohol without getting drunk... and if she ''gets'' drunk, she recovers ''veeeeery'' fast. Shinji lampshaded it in chapter 14 [[spoiler:when Rei explained her plan to get [[OfficialCouple Asuka and him]] drunk in order to get her way with them.]]
* NighInvulnerable: The Rubric Marines and this is justified the same way as with their immunity to bullets.
* NobleDemon: Shinji.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: It is explicitly noted that [[spoiler: Asuka should have been dead twice over during the fight against the MP Evas.]]
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Inverted in Chapter 8. Shinji and Asuka tip over the chair they're sitting on while making out and end up with [[AccidentalPervert Shinji's hands]] [[ThanksForTheMammary on Asuka's breasts]]. When Misato walks in on them, Shinji states that the situation is exactly what it looks like. She doesn't believe a word of it.
* NukeEm: N2 mines all over the place.
* OffWithHisHead: [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] is a ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate]]'' [[TheBerserker berserker]]. In battle [[BloodKnight she hacks her enemies' heads off]] to offer them up to Khorne, God of War. Sometimes [[AntiHero Shinji]] cut an enemy's head off after defeating it to give it to [[LoveInterest Asuka]] as a present.
* OhMyGods: Being followers of the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos Gods]]'', Shinji, Asuka and Rei swear by them on several occasions. In chapter 14 [[AntiHero Shinji]] moans "Oh, fucking Tzeentch" and in chapter 13 [[TheBerserker Asuka]] exclaims "Sweet Khorne!" as she [[spoiler:and Shinji are making out.]]
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Why did [[spoiler: the God-Emperor]] have the others send [[spoiler: a Keeper of Secrets instead of a Lord of Change]] back in time? So Shinji would become emotionally mature and not [[spoiler: abuse humanity after his ascension to godhood]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Eva Unit-02.]] Yes.
* OneWorldOrder: "Today there are no more nations, there is only humanity."

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* PeggySue: It is not evident until the last chapter, but this IS a time-travel fic, since [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods send a time-traveler back to the past to prevent an awful future.]]
* PhysicalGod: Due to the events of the fic, [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato]] became ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the New Chaos Gods]]''. They have a myriad of shapes, but usually wear their old human forms -or humanoid shapes- when they interact with mortals (their "public relations" bodies to put it another way). Their powers include inmortality, psychic powers, and limited reality warping. Each one of them is attuned to a concept and has powers associated with it: [[spoiler:Shinji,]] God of Trickery, has limited omniscience, the greatest psychic powers and shoots lightning bolts; [[spoiler:Asuka,]] Goddess of War is super strong, super fast, nearly invulnerable and master of combat -armed or otherwise-; and so on...
* ThePlan: The events of the history are part of the plan of [[spoiler:''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tzeentch]]'']] to [[spoiler:defeat the C'Tan and the Necrontyr,]] and he hoped accomplishing this by [[spoiler:manipulating events so that Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato transformed into the new Chaos Gods.]] The existence of a "plan" is revealed and mentioned several times in the final chapters until finally [[spoiler:Tzeentch shows up,]] tells that "everything went just as planned", and explains exactly what the plan consisted of and what his goals were.
* PleaseWakeUp: After [[spoiler:Asuka has been killed by the MP-Evas]] Shinji is holding her as desperately pleading "Wake up, [[spoiler:Asuka,]] wake up".
* PowerEchoes: [[spoiler: Shinji]] ends up using this.
* PowerFloats: [[spoiler: Shinji]] ends up using this.
* PowerGivesYouWings: [[spoiler: Unit 02 gains Bloodthirster wings against the MP Evas.]]
* PowerPerversionPotential: [[AntiHero Shinji]] does this repeatedly with [[LoveInterest Asuka]]. He uses [[PsychicPowers his remote viewing]] to spy on her as she is undressing, and later he uses his telepathy and telekinesis to give her physical pleasure.
-->''Mmmm… remote viewing, it's a beautiful thing!''
** After [[spoiler:their ascension to godhood]], Shinji [[spoiler:and their three queens]] can shape-shift. Misato implies that he uses that power during lovemaking when she states that they can teach someone how "to fuck three girls up the ass at the same time and blow their minds".
* ThePromise: [[AntiHero Shinji]] promises [[TheBerserker Asuka]] that she will never lose him because he will always return to her:
-->''“I… I’m afraid that if I become attached to you, I’ll lose you,” Asuka admits, her voice trembling at it.\\
“I would not fear that Asuka, for I promise you I shall always return to you,” Shinji reassures her.\\
“You can’t promise that. No one can promise that,” she says morosely.\\
“Remember that one of the selling points of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos]]'' is no angst and crap. I can promise you this Asuka that I will return from anything if it is to be back with you. If you should find my body broken and dead, then to whatever hell my soul travels I will find my way back to you,” Shinji tells her.''
* PsychicPowers: Wielded by Shinji amongst others. Asuka and Rei also have them, but theirs are weaker. All children born after Second Impact are psykers, so they may develop psychic powers.
* RageBreakingPoint: Shinji badly wanted to punish his father for abandoning him, but he decided that Gendo was not worth of his time, so that he repressed his anger and focused on bonding with his new family: Asuka -his girlfriend-, Rei -his sister-, Misato -his surrogate mother-, Toji and Kensuke -his friends-... but then Gendo forced Asuka to cripple his best friend and kill her best friend. Shortly after Asuka's mind got shattered during a battle, Misato got jailed... and he found out that [[spoiler:their mothers' souls were locked into the [[HumongousMecha Evas]] to make them working.]] So he decided he would repair Asuka's mind, break Misato out -killing whoever got in the way-, obliterate the Geofront and kill and torture his father and the Seele members (in that order).
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Pick a tense and stick with it, will you?

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* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Lord Tzintchi, the Nine Fingered King]], although it may be deliberate.
* SeekerWhiteBloodCells: VERY squicky example: when Iruel makes his appearance and tries to infect Rei, her body is transformed into a [[NauseaFuel bloated, pus-dripping mass of flesh]] that is a literal FACTORY of all kinds of nasty viruses purpose-made to kill Iruel's nanites.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The reason for [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods' GambitRoulette]].
* SharingABody: As a result of [[spoiler:[[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] and their ascension to godhood]], the bodies of Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato are formed by [[spoiler:the Well of Souls, an amalgam of the souls of all humans that got harvested during Instrumentality.]] [[MindScrew It is complicated]] because [[spoiler: their souls are part of the amalgamation -although they are fully in charge of it-, and the mass of souls shapes their individual bodies, but it is STILL a single merged mass of billions of humans manifesting itself as four different bodies.]]
* ShipTease: There were some Shinji/Rei and Shinji/Misato hints, but ninety percent of the teasing was Shinji/Asuka as soon as Asuka's first appearance (sooner, actually. Shinji was [[PsychicPowers scanning the ship mentally]], and when he found her mind burning with passion he was instantly drawn to it. And when they met [[HeroesWantRedheads he]] thought "So this is what lust feels like"). Teasing in that chapter included Shinji and Asuka sneaking peeks at each other when they were undressing and Shinji wondering if he could romance that [[BrokenBird wounded]], [[{{Tsundere}} hot-tempered]] [[FieryRedhead red-haired]] [[TheBerserker berserker]].
* ShoutOut:
** Reference is made to the many NGE [=AUs=] created with PossessionSue Shinjis, including but not limited to ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'', ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'', ''Fanfic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'' and ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''.
** As with the other well-known [=NGE/WH40K=] fic, the author seems to be a Troper, and refers to several tropes by name.
** There's also a brief ShoutOut to ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' in Chapter 18: "Bored now."
** In Chapter 15, Kaworu imitates ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]]'' by telekinetically throwing knives at Shinji, and then dropping a steamroller on him.
** Shinji pulls a ''[[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]]'' in Chapter 15, while clad in a black robe. '' "A pity you only learned this at the end. And now young [[spoiler: Angel]], you die," Shinji stated before pouring lightning into the body of the [[spoiler: Seventeenth Angel]].''
** Shinji quotes ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' when he says he feels: "like butter that has been scraped over too much bread".
** Chapter 16 has a double shout out to the ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' movies: Shinji says "I'll be back," then sinks into Leliel with a thumbs up being the last part that goes under.
* StrangeBedfellows: Nothing less than an overwhelmingly bad situation could possibly force [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods]] to work together. We're talking a reluctant agnostic/atheist turned God-Emperor of Man, the Four Ruinous Powers (whom are sufficiently powerful that the *only* reason they haven't taken over the world is because they A) *HATE* each other, B) like it just the way it is, and C) already have...), Gork & Mork (the deities of a bunch of genetically engineered fungal bio-weapon), and the Eldar Pantheon (and let's not talk about all the shit they got up to with each other! It's like the Olympians all over again! Er, I mean...).
* StressVomit: In chapter 14, after waking up from a coma and hearing how everything had gone to Hell due to [[ManipulativeBastard his scheming]], [[AntiHero Shinji]] threw up violently.
* SuperStrength: [[spoiler: Asuka]] eventually develops this.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Shinji often mentions in passing that he plots to conquer the world after the Angel War. His motivation for it varies depending on the time: he is ambitious just like that, he doesn't want anything hurt him and Asuka again, or in revenge for Asuka, Rei and Misato getting hurt. Whatever the case may be, for the end of the story [[spoiler:he's become the God-King of humanity and [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Rei]] and [[StacysMom Misato]] are his three Queens ruling alongside him.]]
* TakeThat:
** "For those of you prepared to rant at me, there is one more chapter to this story, so unlike Gainax, you will actually get an explaination (sic) as part of the denouement."
** When Shinji and Asuka sleep together during their synch training Asuka asks: "You are not going to jerk off over my comatose body now are you?" and Shinji replies: "Please, that would be pathetic."
* TheirFirstTime: Although they had gotten together and made out many times Shinji had not tried to take his relationship further. When Asuka asked him about it he answered he knew that she was still afraid and vulnerable, and if he tried to sped things up he might hurt her... and he would never forgive himself if it happened. So he would wait until she felt ready. In chapter 13 Asuka finally decided going a little further and she and Shinji bonded.
* TranquilFury: [[spoiler: Shinji]] goes into one of these after learning about [[spoiler: the true fate of his and his friends' mothers.]]
* TrashOfTheTitans: Misato's apartment is so messy it convinces Shinji that she's a "damned Slaaneshi daemon princess".
* UnstoppableRage: Asuka [[spoiler: succeeds in making Unit 02 berserk, unlike in canon.]]

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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend:
** [[AntiHero Shinji]] is a violently protective boyfriend. Very violent and very protective. Hurt [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]] -or [[SurpriseIncest Rei]] or [[ParentalSubstitute Misato]] for that matter- at any way, shape or form and your agony will be ''endless''. Asuka finds his attitude... arousing.
** In turn, [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[{{Tsundere}} Langley]] [[AcePilot Sohryu]] also gets very violent when someone threatens [[LoveInterest Shinji]]. How violent? She is a ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate]]'' ''[[TheBerserker berserker]]''.
* VolleyingInsults: During the first chapters before [[RelationshipUpgrade getting together]], [[AntiHero Shinji]] [[BattleCouple and]] [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] [[SnarkToSnarkCombat often traded insults back and forth]]. Shinji even kept score of who won each one of their verbal spars.
* WasItAllALie: Discussed. Shinji thinks of his mentor and of how they knew that even if they backstabbed each other, they would always care for each other. When he is starting to live with Misato he thinks that if he ever found the need to betray Misato (and he could think of some few scenarios where he would consider it) she would have to die instantly, without knowing what had happened (However that was a brief phase. Shortly after [[LoveInterest Asuka]], [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] and [[ParentalSubstitute Misato]] became his dearest people whom he would never betray, and if someone hurt them he would make that person dying extremely painfully).
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 14, where flashback reveal Shinji's plans going badly wrong. Some reviewers claimed that he was screwed over even worse than in canon.
* WillfullyWeak: For the middle point of the story, [[AntiHero Shinji]] is able to blast lightning bolts, [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] is a SuperSoldier capable to punch through a concrete block and summon axes out of thin air, [[TheQuietOne Rei]] is a living biological and bio-chemical weapon, and THE THREE OF THEM have psychic powers. However they are extra careful to conceal their true powers so that: they can led a relatively normal life; and Gendo never sees it coming when they decide to move against him.
* {{Yandere}}: Deconstructed with -of all people- [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]]. After [[AntiHero Shinji]] [[BattleCouple and]] [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[RelationshipUpgrade got together]] she realized her feelings towards Shinji. At the beginning [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy she just tried to be happy for Shinji]], but she got increasingly obsessed with Shinji and she yearned for getting Asuka out of the way. It got so bad that she often dreamt with killing Asuka. Still Rei restrained herself, thinking that if she killed Asuka, Shinji would hate her forever and kill her or -worse still- he would kill himself.
* YearOutsideHourInside: [[AlienGeometries Within the Black Moon]] time is warped and it slips away differently between two points. Shinji spent a short while taking part in a meeting, and when he exited that area to meet [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]] and [[SurpriseIncest Rei]] found that at least one week had passed.
* YouAreWorthHell: During a conversation in chapter 10, [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] tells [[LoveInterest Shinji]] that she is is afraid of becoming attached to him and losing him. He promises her that she'll never lose him and he'll always return to her, even if he has to find his way back from Hell. When she asks him "What if you end up in Heaven?" he replies:
-->'''Shinji''': "No matter the surface trappings, any heaven would be a hell without you."
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm:
** The ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos Gods]]'' have horrible forms that are beyond human understanding.
** Their sucessors [[spoiler:-Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato-]] wear thousand forms each, and only a few of them are understandable to human beings. Usually they wear human shapes when they interact with people (their public relationships faces, so to speak).
* YouJustToldMe: When Kaworu shows up, he gives away his true nature to Shinji by [[spoiler: referring to humanity as "Lilim".]]
* YouNeedToGetLaid: A meta example. An artist drew pictures of the main characters after [[spoiler:their ascension to godhood.]] Several fans -including the fic's writer- noted that they looked noticeable stable and sane, and mostly human instead of [[spoiler:[[{{EldritchAbomination}} eldritch]] (although it was justifiable since they wore humanoid forms at specific times),]] and the artist replied:
-->''"Also, they're pleased in this picture because they've just gotten laid AND been to an awesome concert."''

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->''"Misato-san, the mother I missed during my childhood, for all her terribly human flaws. Rei-san, the sister I never had, as much as she can annoy me at times. And you, the girl who I never knew I wanted to steal my heart. If anything ill were to ever happen to any of you, it would be bad," Shinji says with a smile.\\
"How bad?" Asuka asks.\\
"Ah, so its more pillow talk you want now, is it? Well, first I would find those responsible and I would begin by… oh, let's say cutting their Achilles tendons so they can't get away. Then would begin the slow, methodical removal of limbs, inch by inch, each new wound being cauterized to avoid death by blood loss. By the end they would be skinless heads attached to torsos, eyes gouged out, noses cut off, tongues yanked free of mouths, lips sewn shut with rusty ten gauge wire, and tubes inserted to keep them alive and in pain. I would then probably conquer the world, or at least a large chunk of it, so as to build a suitably grand tribute to the loss, probably a pyramid to embarrass the ones in Egypt, only made out of the bodies of my enemies coated in resin to prevent decay and give better structural stability. This of course would be occurring while I try everything to undo the damage," Shinji describes vividly.\\
Shivering in a mix of fear and pleasure, Asuka says, "Sweet talker."''
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