[[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.''

''Thousand Shinji'' 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 "The Open Door" that never got finished. A while after he wrote still another non-canonical side-story -"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''.

Go to ''Fanfic/GodsAngelsAndKings'', ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'' and ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'' to see more Eva crossovers. Check ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'', ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'', ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'', ''Fanfic/TheIkaris'', ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'' and ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'' to see other AU Eva fics. Check ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'', ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'', ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionR'', ''Fanfic/ScarTissue'' and ''Fanfic/WalkingInTheShadowOfDreams'' to see other Eva continuation fics. Check ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'', ''Manga/ReTake'', ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' to see PeggySue Eva stories.




* 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.]]
* ActionMom: After the Angel War [[spoiler:Asuka became the Goddess of War and later she and Shinji had at least a daughter -Kali-. And she still kept being a warrior goddess and kicking butts.]]
* AdaptationalCurves: As she transforms into a Khornate berserker, Asuka's body evolves and she becomes stronger and more muscular. When her transformation finalizes her body is defined like spectacularly muscular and athletic and still womanly and feminine.
* 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.”
* AmazonianBeauty: Asuka's alternate form is described as spectacularly well-built, muscular and athletic and still downright feminine and womanly and stunningly beautiful. Shinji finds her even hotter than he did before.
-->''Of the many faces she wore in her divinity, one was as she would have been given another ten years time, of a woman in full bloom at the prime of her life, confident and mature, her body spectacularly muscular and athletic while not sacrificing a single drop of femininity.''
* 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]]''.]]
* AttentionWhore: As soon as he met Asuka Shinji realized she was an attention-seeker and deduced why. And as far as he was concerned, she had earned her swagger and he would love doing the same thing.
* 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.
* BadassGrandpa: In one of the last chapters Shinji finds an old bulldog and he is wary of it, realizing it was one of the creatures drawn to his girlfriend Asuka and therefore it had to be a fighter and a survivor (since that was the kind of animals that followed Asuka around). And if it was old and scarred, it had to have survived a lot of fights and dangers.
-->'''Shinji''': ''As the saying went; always be wary of scarred old men, because the only thing you knew of them was that they were survivors.''
* 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 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.
* BigBrotherMentor: Deconstructed. Shinji is this to Rei. When they met she behaved like an emotionless doll. He helped her to discover emotions and feelings and find a purpose to live, and she became a more self-reliant, more confident, happier person. However he did this for converting her to ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} dark gods of Chaos]]'', and she became creepier than before. Additionally her mind was not ready yet to deal with her new emotions and powers, so that when Shinji and Asuka got together she was so consumed with jealousy -because Shinji was happy with Asuka- and despair -because Shinji's brotherly love was insufficient to her- that she became a {{Yandere}}.
* BigDamnHeroes: Shinji performs one to save Asuka and Rei from Zeruel... and he does it grudgingly because he hates the trope (emphasis and Capitalisation Academia Nut's):
-->'''Shinji''':"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.]]
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Shinji has no interest on alcohol, ergo he never drinks and if he does he gets hammered and passes out right away. Rei realized it when [[spoiler:she tried to get him and Asuka drunk and he got knocked out instantly.]]
* TheCasanova: Double subversion. In this story Shinji might be The Casanova easily: all his female classmates want him, and he is a ManipulativeBastard and a {{Jerkass}} plays with other people's feelings to further his plans or for his own amusement. Nonetheless he openly says he has no interest in a woman he can seduce easily. He only chases Asuka and he seduces her by being straight-forward, sincere, honest and truthful rather manipulative. However, although he did not plan for it, he ended up [[spoiler:married to Asuka, Rei and Misato.]]
* 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.]]
* CrackFic: This story features Shinji being trained by a sorcerer of the Warhammer 40,000 world. Gradually he, Asuka and Rei gain powers, finally becoming [[spoiler:the New Chaos Gods together with Misato.]] Oh, and Asuka can transform into a super-powerful, axe-wielding, red-skinned, bronze-haired, horned demon. And she and Shinji get together before Shinji [[spoiler:gets married to her, Rei and Misato.]]
* CreepyChild: Rei, but Shinji gets in on the act too.
* CreepyCrows: A rare case where a creepy crow belongs to one of the ''heroes''. Rei is a follower of Nurgle, God of Death, Demise and Decay. Sick, dying animals and scavengers are drawn to her. The leader of those animals is her pet crow Old Priest, an old carrion-eater crow. At the end of the fic it [[spoiler:got transformed into the first Carrion Crow of Reigle, a creature about as putrid and disgusting as it sounded, yet wise and clever.]]
* 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.]]



* DeathOfTheOldGods: Several deities from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' [[spoiler:sacrificed themselves to create the New Chaos Gods so that the C'Tan can be defeated.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Shinji defrosted unemotional, cold, passive Rei and set to defrost angry, arrogant, hostile, hurt Asuka because he was inmensely drawn to her and he knew she would collapse unless he did something because she was more fragile than she looked. So that he tricked Asuka into telling him her past, bonded with her, confessed his feelings in a honest way and he won her over. However Rei had also fallen in love with him, and all of sudden Shinji was stuck in a love triangle between a berserker tsundere and homicidal yandere. Chaos ensued.
* 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.
* {{Determinator}}: One of the key components of Shinji's ideology in this story is keeping hoping and never -ever- giving up. He also instills that way of thinking into Asuka (who refuses to give up and stop fighting, hence she does not try to kill herself during her fall into despair as in canon) and Rei (who endeavours to endure, not matter what).
** During the climax, [[spoiler:Misato dies and he loses hope for first time. Then Asuka gets killed and he gets broken.]] When Rei comes along and tells she can bring them back, Shinji regains hope and he remember that he never, ever, quits. And if [[spoiler:he has to storm the Afterlife to rescue Asuka and Misato, he will do so.]]
* 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."''
* 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."''\\
'''Shinji''':''"Hey! I had no idea the situation would evolve like this!"''
* DreamSequence: Rei had one in chapter 13 during a synch test where she saw a giant man with star-filled eyes. It completely freaked her out. Unbeknown to her, [[spoiler:it foreshadowed Shinji's future transformation.]]
* EldritchAbomination:
** The Gods of the [=WH40K=] universe: the God Emperor of Humankind, the Eldar and Ork deities, the four Chaos Gods (humongous, inmensely powerful sentient masses of raw emotion: rage, apathy, ambition, lust...), the C'Tan...
** The Angels
** And, finally, [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato]] after their ascension and transformation into [[spoiler:the New Chaos Gods.]]
* 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.
* EnemyMine: Discussed. Asuka suggests that she and Rei should team up (because Shinji enjoys annoying Asuka and Rei likes annoying Shinji), citing the "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" sentence. Rei gets surprised because Shinji has a different version: "The enemy of my enemy dies next."
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: At the end of the fic, Pen-Pen has become The God Emperor Penguin, holy mascot of Chaos Undivided.
* 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.]]
* FirstKiss: Shinji and Asuka kissed for first time in Unit 02's entry plug in chapter 4. Unfortunately it went awry, and Shinji could not help to think maybe it would have gone differently if he had been more responsive.
* FlyingFirepower: Being a psyker, Shinji can use his telekinesis to fly and shoot lightning bolts.
* ForWantOfANail: The premise is shortly after being abandoned by Gendo Shinji met a time-displaced disciple of Tzeentch -Chaos God of Manipulation and Sorcery-, who taught him the ways of plotting and scheming among other skills. As a result Shinji becomes a very different person, and when summoned to Tokyo-3, he has an agenda of his own.
* 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.



* GiantEqualsInvincible: Subverted. The army is mostly useless against the Angels, but some troops were capable to assist Shinji by providing cover fire to distract Ramiel.
* GodEmperor: The God-Emperor of Mankind of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe makes an appearance in the last and second-to-last chapters. And at the end [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato become the New Chaos Gods and Emperors of Mankind.]]
* 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}}.
* HammerSpace: Asuka instinctively summoned axes and other bladed weapons out of thin air. She did not knew where she pulled them from or where they went go to. She only knew she was brandishing a weapon whenever she need one and it disappeared after fulfilling its purpose.
* HandCannon: The Rubric Marines' bolters are repeatedly noted as being more suited to crew-manning. Eva-scale ones are part of L-Type Equipment.
* HasTwoMommies: After [[spoiler:Third Impact, Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato got together. Their children regard the three women as their mothers, independent of who actually bore them.]]
* 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.]]
* HighSchoolSweethearts: Shinji met Asuka when he was fourteen. Despite of being a trickster and a manipulative bastard he fell for her very, ''very hard''. She also fell in love with him, and for the end of the story they were married.
* 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.
* HopeSpot: When he arrived on Tokyo-3 Sinji was gradually getting what he always wished: a family (Misato, Rei), a girlfriend (Asuka), and friends. He seemed powerful and cunning enough to take down any enemy, and he and his fellow pilots worked together marvelously. Then [[spoiler:Rei started to behave like a jealous {{Yandere}} and broke their teamwork, his best friend got crippled and his girlfriend's best friend got killed. He got stuck inside Unit 01 and after getting retrieved he was in a coma for a month. During that time Asuka, Rei and Misato fell utterly apart. Asuka got mind-raped by Arael and was in a coma since then, Rei hang herself and blew herself up to destroy Armisael and Misato got jailed.]] Needless to say, when Shinji woke up, he was... more than a ''little'' angry.
* 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.
* HulkingOut: When Asuka gets mad she transforms into a superpowerful, demonic-looking [[TheBerserker berserker]]: [[spoiler:her body becomes bigger and incredibly athletic and muscular (while not sacrificing a single drop of feminity), her blue eyes become dark-indigo, her hair's colour becomes brass bronze and her skin's blood-red, and huge ram horns sprout from the sides of her head.]] When she dons that shape she becomes incredibly strong, fast, agile and nearly invulnerable.
* HumanoidAbomination: After [[spoiler:their ascension to godhood the New Chaos Gods]] have a myriad of shapes, most of them incomprehensible to human eyes, but they don their old human selves when they want to interact with their followers, mingle with humans or go unnoticed. People paying attention, though, feel something scary and predatory about them.
* HyperspaceArsenal:
** Asuka did not know how hers worked, but whenever she required a weapon it appeared on her hand, and it disappeared when she no longer needed it. She keeps as many weapons as she wants of all shapes and sizes, although she shows preference for axes.
** [[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]].
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: When Shinji met Asuka he sensed right away that she exuded pride, confidence, passion and rage but inwardly she was full of sadness, fright and pain. Later he told her that he knew she had tried to become stronger but he could tell she was more vulnerable and fragile than she looked.
* 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]].



* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: After the debacle with Units 03 and 04 where [[spoiler:one of their friends died and another got crippled]] Shinji sets to find out because they and their friends are the only ones can pilot Evangelions. When he discovers that [[spoiler:their mothers are inside their robots]] he does not take it well.
* LackOfEmpathy: Subverted. Shinji is very empathic... because understanding people is a necessary prerequisite to manipulate them. And being empathic does not mean he is sympathetic. He may understand someone else's troubles without caring for them.
** However later it is proved that he does not understand everybody as well as he would like to believing, and not giving a damn about someone else's troubles came back to bite him in the bum later.
* 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 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.
* LoveConfession: During pillow talk before the battle against Israfel Shinji asked Asuka if she would resent him for filling her heart's void even though he was a ManipulativeBastard. When she asked him why he would want to her heart he asked if she would believe his answer was honest. Then he confessed he liked her.
* LoveEpiphany: Shinji loved Asuka as soon as he met her. However Asuka fell in love with him gradually. Several days after confessing he liked her, he told her he admired her strength but he knew that she was more fragile than she looked, and he wanted to help her to become stronger. Then Asuka realized she had fallen for him.
* LoveHurts:
** When Shinji arrived on Tokyo-3 he slowly got granted that he had always wished: a family -Misato and Rei-, a lover -Asuka-, friends... When they got hurt he got hurt. And then he ''made'' someone else hurt. Later [[spoiler:Misato and Asuka got killed and their deaths broke him down completely.]]
** Shinji taught Rei a new world of emotions and feelings. However he loved her like a sister. His brotherly love was insufficient to her, and it hurt her seeing him with Asuka and resented Asuka for making him happy. Her inability to deal with her unrequited feelings and her accumulated jealousy and resentment led him to make very stupid things she ended up regretting.
** When they got together Asuka became fully dependent on Shinji. He made him happy took the pain way only for being there. She loved him but she was frightened of losing him and getting hurt again. When he [[spoiler:got absorbed into Unit 01]] she fell completely apart. She was hurt, lonely, depressed, snappy... and homicidally furious at everyone.
* LoveInterest: Shinji is Asuka's... and Rei's... and [[spoiler:and Misato's, although she felt ashamed of it and tried to hide her attraction.]] Asuka is Shinji's.
* LovelyAngels: Thanks to Shinji's mentoring in this crossover Asuka and Rei developed a better teamwork and new abilities (the former became a SuperSoldier and the latter a living factory of bio-weapons of mass destruction) turned them into a very dangerous team-up... until Rei tried to seduce Asuka's boyfriend Shinji. After that point they were angry with each other and their teamwork suffered.
* LoveRevelationEpiphany: Shinji realized Touji and Hikari had a crush on each other but were completely oblivious to each other's feelings. He took great pains to make amazingly dense Touji noticing Hikari's feelings.



* 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.
* MechaShow: It features both the Evangelion HumongousMecha and the Warhammer 40000 sci-fi technology.
* MeleeATrois: You have four sides in war against each other: The Angels, alien monsters intending to replace humankind with their own species; Gendo and Nerv, trying to exterminate the Angels (and Gendo willing to kill everyone to see his wife again); Seele, a group of old men plotting to kill everyone to create a new god and become one with it; and Shinji and his fellow pilots, fighting to protect humankind and gunning for revenge against Gendo and Seele. The war concludes with [[spoiler:the fourth side winning and utterly annihilating the other sides.]]
** Discussed by the three Children in chapter 5:
--->'''Asuka''':''“Well then we should be friends. ‘The enemy of my enemy’ and all that,”''\\
'''Rei''':''“‘And all that’? [...] You mean ‘dies next’?”''\\
'''Asuka''':''“No, the phrase goes ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’.”''\\
'''Rei''':''“I prefer Shinji’s version.”''\\
'''Asuka''':''“What have you been teaching her?”''\\
'''Shinji''':''“I think it’s a more valid interpretation in my opinion.”''
* MindRape
* MindHive: After [[spoiler:[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt 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.
* NeckSnap: Done by Asuka in chapter 14. Justified, since she had SuperStrength in this history.
* 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.
* NoSympathy: Shinji is very empathic, but he has very little sympathy. He can understand other people's troubles but he does not usually give a damn about them, and he has little sympathy for those that whine about their troubles but make nothing to fix them.
* 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.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Shinji pretended he was dumber and more ignorant than he was so nobody figured out what he is -a master manipulator with psychic powers- or what he really knows. Later Rei and Asuka make the same thing, advised by him.
* OfficialCouple: Shinji and Asuka. Later [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei AND Misato.]]
* OfficialKiss: After a conversation where Shinji told he wanted to help her because he realized she was just like him and she was more fragile than she looked, Asuka sat on his lap and kissed him. That was the moment where they got officially together.
* 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]].
* OneManArmy: As they defeat enemies, Shinji, Asuka and Rei use the energies of the Warp to change themselves and evolve their bodies. At the half-point of the story they are powerful enough (Shinji is a sorcerer with elemental powers, Asuka is a berserker SuperSoldier, Rei is able to command plagues, and the three of them have PsychicPowers) to destroy the human race on their own. When Asuka fights the Seele invasion, she easily tears the invading force apart, and the MP-Evas are the only thing in the planet that can stop her. And even then she [[spoiler:destroys nine of them.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Eva Unit-02.]] Yes.
* OneWorldOrder: "Today there are no more nations, there is only humanity."



* ParentalSubstitute: When Misato decided to take Shinji in, he initially resisted. However, he quickly -and reluctantly- bonded with her because she was the only person had treated him like a son after his mother's death. Later he tells Asuka -who had also become Misato's ward- that despite all her human flaws Misato is the mother he missed during his childhood despite all her very human flaws.
* 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...
* PhysicalReligion: After Third Impact the new ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos Gods]]'' [[spoiler:-Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato-]] rule and are worshipped by the whole humankind. Not only they are very present -granting boons and gifts to their followers and trying to guide and protect humanity- but also they rebuilt the planet AfterTheEnd, have introduced and spread new technologies and are preparing the united forces of humankind for a space war.
* 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.
* PsychoticLoveTriangle: The three members of the triangle are psychotic in this story due to their allegiance to the Chaos Gods. Asuka -a HotBlooded, [[TheBerserker berserker]] {{Tsundere}}- and Rei -a CreepyChild {{Yandere}}- love Shinji -a ManipulativeBastard and {{Jerkass}}-. Shinji is in love with Asuka and regards Rei like a sister. Rei gets frustrated about it and often fantasizes with getting Asuka killed, but she dreads what Shinji would do to her in retaliation. At the same time Asuka is ''very violently'' protective from Shinji and would slay with extreme prejudice whoever tried to take him away from her. A battle to death, a murder attempt and much drama and enmity later, the situation was peacefully settled [[spoiler:when they agreed to have a three-ways relationship.]]
-->'''Shinji''':''“I can see where this is going. Fuck… caught in a love triangle between a Khornate berserker and my Nurgle sister.”''
* 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).
* RasputinianDeath: Shinji again arrived late to the battle against [[{{EldritchAbomination}} Zeruel]], and the alien monster had hurt and almost killed Asuka and Rei. So that he was not glad with simply killing Zeruel or letting his giant robot taking over and eating it. Not at all:
-->''"You telekinetically threw the Angel back to the surface, through the armour, and not the part it had already shot. You elbowed it in the face and collapsed its skull with a single blow. You snapped its back over your knee. You threw it through a building and then crucified its corpse on the wreckage. You strangled it with its own intestines. Then you ripped out its core and punted it into low earth orbit, where it detonated."''
* RedIsHeroic: AntiHero example. When Shinji saw Asuka's HumongousMecha was red he found it fitting since she is a ''Khornate berserker''. She always wears red. And later [[spoiler:when her body is undergoing a transformation caused by her new powers, her skin becomes crimson-red.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: When Shinji [[spoiler:woke up from a coma]] Rei explained [[spoiler:Asuka was in a coma after being {{Mind Rape}}d and Misato had been locked down in a cell.]] Shinji decided he would rescue both women and would kill anyone stood in the way.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Pick a tense and stick with it, will you?



* SanitySlippage: As the story progresses, the corrupting influence of the Chaos Gods upon Shinji, Asuka and Rei increases, and they become more psychotic and unstable. Shinji and Asuka become increasingly violent, the latter descending into berserker madness during two months Shinji was missing, killing criminals every night to lessen her pain and loss, and Rei turns their apartment into a garbage-filled shrine to decay.
* SarcasticConfession: Shinji is a master at lying by telling the truth. In a scene Misato walks into Shinji and Asuka sprawled out over the floor after making out. So Shinji tells:
-->''“This is exactly what it looks. Asuka and I were making out so hot and heavily that we tipped over and broke the chair.”''
** Later Asuka asks him how he got them out of that mess, and Shinji explains the theory:
--->'''Asuka''':''“Anyway, how did you do that earlier?”''\\
'''Shinji''':''“In situations where denial or dishonesty is expected, the truth can often be dismissed as fabrication. Control of a situation is not just based off what you do, but what others expect you to do,”''\\
'''Asuka''':''“You… lied by telling the truth?”''\\
'''Shinji''':''“Think of it like pretending to make a feint in combat. If your opponent expects you to feint, if you follow through then the expected strike was the lie while the feint was a real attack,”''\\
'''Asuka''':''“Okay, that makes a bit more sense when put into those terms,”''
* 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]].
* ShapeShifting: Asuka can transform into a [[spoiler:bronze-haired, red-skinned, horned demon]]. Later [[spoiler:all new Chaos Gods can shape-shifting,]] although they switch between specific forms.
* SharingABody: As a result of [[spoiler:[[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: Shout-outs must be added to the [[ShoutOut/ThousandShinji subpage]]
* ShutUpKiss: In a scene Asuka and Shinji kiss. Shinji teases Asuka, and she suggests him shutting up and kissing her again:
-->'''Asuka''':''“Shut up stupid and kiss me again. You need practice.”''
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: It is hard telling what side of the scale this story falls into. On one hand, at the end of the history [[spoiler:two billions of human beings have died and the survivors are ruled by dark gods that are preparing the human race for a war against a race of merciless killer robots determined to kill everything.]] On other hand, it is a happier end than canon for both the main characters and humankind.
* SourOutsideSadInside: When he met Asuka Shinji quickly realized underneath her angry, jealous front there was a huge sadness, fear and she was more fragile than she looked and her soul had many scars.
-->''Asuka glared up at him, and slowly the anger seeped out of her body… for now. Shinji could still feel it burning beneath the surface, ready to explode once the time was right, like how a burning room without flame could flashover when oxygen was introduced, producing a super hot fireball.''\\
''The smoke that covered up this fire however was sadness, the half burned fuel for her frenzy. Peering into her soul, Shinji could feel a near infinite well of sorrow hidden behind enough fortifications and trenches to make a World War One general wince at the thought of assaulting it.''\\
''She began to cry, and Shinji let go of her to allow her to regain her composure. She was more fragile than he had first thought. He would either have to repair her damaged heart or break her completely so as to rebuild her. If the situation continued, she could, and probably would, break in an undesirable fashion, most likely becoming useless.''
* SpaceMarine: Being a ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' crossover it was a safe bet that they would figure in this story. The premise of the story is Shinji was found and trained by a Chaos-worshipper Space Marine when he was a kid. Ten years later Shinji inherits several jars containing the souls of four fully-armed Rubric Marines and he uses them every so often. Finally [[spoiler:[[AfterTheEnd after Third Impact legions of SpaceMarines are trained in mass to spearhead an interstellar war.]]]]
* 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.
* TookALevelInIdealism: Ironically, becoming the disciple of a dark god of manipulation and trickery when he was a child turned Shinji into someone more optimistic than his canon self. He firmly believes in changing himself for better, never giving up and always hoping for a better future.
* 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".
*** Played For Drama later. After [[spoiler:fighting Zeruel Shinji spent one month stuck inside Unit 01 and another month in a coma.]] Asuka and Misato had become so emotionally dependent on him that they fell completely apart during that time. They got so depressed they stopped caring for throwing away the garbage, cleaning or doing some chores. When he returned to their apartment, Shinji compared the piles and layers of garbage with ''geological strata''.
** Rei's house was already dirty and littered with trash before being converted to Nurgle worship. Now her house is dirty because she ''deliberately'' wishes being surrounded by decay and degeneration. Different kinds of mold grows in the walls, all kind of trash and deceased animals litter the floor, and she will not clean it; she will let it rot and descompose on their own.
* UnstoppableRage: Asuka [[spoiler: succeeds in making Unit 02 berserk, unlike in canon.]]



* 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.
* WarGod: Asuka becomes a devout worshipper of Khorne, Chaos God of War, Blood and Rage. Its ''gifts'' gradually turn her into a berserker SuperSoldier and eventually [[spoiler:into its successor, "fierce and furious Asukhon, goddess of Anger and War".]] Khorne itself shows up in the two final chapters.
* 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.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In a chapter Asuka is feeling morose and sullen and says to Shinji that he is stronger than her. Shinji disagrees and replies that he broke after his mother died and his father abandoned him, whereas her reaction was the opposite one: "You were the kid, the one in a million, who chose to become strong instead of break in response to such monumental adversity".
* 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."''


->''"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."''