->''Isn't it obvious?... You and me, Shinji Ikari. We're going to save the world.''

''Series Thirty and Three Quarters'' (also known as ''Shinji and the Doctor'' and ''Doctor Who: The Evangelion Error'') is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' / ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' crossover written by a troper known variously as philopoemen and machiavelli. One miserable, rainy day, fourteen-year-old Shinji Ikari meets a very odd man who calls himself the Doctor (specifically, [[Creator/DavidTennant the Tenth Doctor]]) on a train. Unfortunately, something ''else'' has followed them on-board. That's when the screaming and the running starts... and when Shinji's life starts to change. Because the Doctor is in, and where he goes, chaos is sure to follow...

The series serves two purposes: first, it's an excuse to have the various unresolved questions and mysteries of the Evangelion universe investigated by a - let's say - ''[[CrazyAwesome uniquely]] [[MrExposition qualified]] [[GuileHero individual]]''. Second, it gives Shinji a [[EccentricMentor mentor figure]] who - while having his own issues - still brings [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld a lot of experience]] to the table. The question is, will it be enough to change the destiny of humanity?

Read it now on [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7366113/1/Shinji_and_the_Doctor Fanfiction.net]], on [[http://www.whofic.com/series.php?seriesid=3272 A Teaspoon and an Open Mind]], or on Wattpad ([[http://www.wattpad.com/story/14453706-doctor-who-the-evangelion-error-book-one book one]]; [[http://www.wattpad.com/story/23966816-doctor-who-the-evangelion-error-book-two book two]]; [[http://www.wattpad.com/story/28362691-shinji-et-le-docteur now being translated into French!]]).

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!!In addition to the character tropes present in the original work, this story provides examples of:
* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 5 is this for Shinji's classmates.
* AndIMustScream: The Doctor points out that the Evas are living beings trapped inside metal shells and are only allowed to move when a pilot is inserted into them.
** [[spoiler: Lilith, who is nailed to a cross in Central Dogma, constantly screaming for help. As it turns out, however, it is a purely autonomic reaction... as Gendo had removed her brain.]]
* AuthorTract: [[WordOfGod The author admits]] that the Doctor's speech to Misato in Chapter 23 is this, aimed mainly at those who wonder why Shinji never [[TookALevelInBadass manned up]] in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The author, through the Doctor, points out that the boy was deliberately isolated and psychologically crippled from the get-go, and then never given the tools to cope with his pre-existing psychological issues plus the new ones he acquires over his "career" as a ChildSoldier.
* BadassBoast: The Doctor delivers a pretty nonchalant one when Shinji asks how long it should take to get through the door to the main LCL plant.
-->'''The Doctor''': "Eh. Call it at fifteen minutes? Ten if I don't break for snacks."
* BadassTeacher: The Doctor, of course, once he becomes a teacher at Tokyo-3 First Municipal Middle School. Mr. Kongo, the shotgun-wielding math teacher who keeps the third-year students (and parents) safe, is one as well, by virtue of being ex-military and part of NERV's security detail for the school.
* ChildSoldier: How the Doctor views the pilots. Many at NERV are uncomfortable with using them (the decent ones at least), but see little choice in the matter, as the Evangelions are the only things that can fight the Angels, and only the children can pilot them.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Rei is apparently a follower of [[ThreeLawsCompliant Asimov]], and thus goes out of her way to save the other students in Episode 5.
** This is part of Shinji's character development as the Doctor's influence causes him to graduate from ReluctantHero.
* ContinuityPorn: As to be expected from a Doctor Who fic.
* CoolTeacher: The Doctor teaches Shinji's class English, History, ''and'' physics.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[MagnificentBastard Gendo]] who [[spoiler: is the only person to figure out that the Doctor is a non-Angel alien from another world.]] He also manages to stay one step ahead of the Doctor the entirety of their confrontation following [[spoiler: the latter's discovery of Lilith, with Gendo undermining the Doctor's accusations of the Angels' attacks being rescue attempts and NERV's torturing Lilith by pointing out that regardless of the Angels' intentions their success spells the end of all human life and Lilith is experiencing no pain and that her cries are autonomic reflexes. He is also planning on exploiting the Doctor for use against the Angels, and pitting the Time Lord against SEELE.]]
* FantasticRacism: [[spoiler: Upon discovering that Rei is part-Angel, Misato, whose attitude towards Angels is nothing less the vengeful, wrestles over whether Rei can be trusted. After Unit-00 possesses Shinji and heads for Terminal Dogma, and Rei refuses to pilot Unit-01 against it, she contemplates shooting her.]]
* GroinAttack: Misato delivers a particularly vicious one to the Doctor.
* HistoricalInJoke: Plenty, as per usual with The Doctor
* InsomniaEpisode: The first half or so of Episode 6 is this for Shinji, with circumstances constantly keeping him awake.
* LampshadeHanging: Done pretty often, usually by Shinji.
* MistakenForGay: Asuka does this to The Doctor and Shinji from episode 6 onwards, after they continually ignore her for their own conversation.
* MundaneUtility: After being told the TARDIS now translates everything for him, Shinji's first question is: "So I can watch ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} Animaniacs]]'' without the subtitles now?"
* NotSoDifferent:
** The Doctor sees a lot of himself in Shinji, and decides to stick around to help him.
** The Doctor and Misato are this as well, being the only two figures of any authority who proactively care for Shinji despite wildly different methods and ideologies.
** The Doctor points out to Asuka (something Shinji unintentionally overhears) that she and Shinji aren't that different. Shinji comes to the realization himself when he intuits that both he and Asuka both hunger for the recognition that someone values their existence.
* OhCrap: The end of Episode 9 Part 3.
--> "Because," he said. "When we came in [[spoiler: ''The Thinker'' was leaning on his ''left'' knee.]]
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler: Somehow the Doctor ended up in this role and hates it.]]
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: The Doctor regularly converses with hallucinations of [[TheNthDoctor his past selves]], and is more often than not irritated by their presence. WordOfGod says that the feeling is mutual. The fic is set immediately after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars "The Waters of Mars"]], and the previous Doctors aren't exactly happy with Ten at the moment.
* PetTheDog: Expect The Doctor to do this at least once for Shinji in every scene they share.
* PhlebotinumBreakdown: The Doctor's TARDIS is broken due to him crossing into another universe. Meta-wise, this is to give the Doctor an excuse to stay and help Shinji instead of running off
** The Doctor's sonic screwdriver breaks [[spoiler: just as he was about to close a space-time rift to stop an angel traveling from the future]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Misato drops an F-bomb when [[spoiler: she meets a Weeping Angel.]]
* PopCulturedBadass: The Doctor's plan for Shinji seems to be this as he gives him lots of books to read [[spoiler:and it seems to work as shinji starts to make shout outs and actually cracks a joke!]]
* TheRealHeroes: When Shinji asks why he should save people, The Doctor points to the Japan Heavy Chemicals volunteers who despite not being alien geniuses or mecha pilots are still risking their lives to help fight an angel in their own way.
* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: The Doctor delivers a pretty quick one to Asuka if for no other reason than to make her shut up.
** He also gives one to Misato earlier for NERV's use use of child soldiers, ignoring Shinji's [=PTSD=], and deliberate attempts to isolate him. In both instances, the Doctor feels that he went too far. In the case of the former instance, it's the fact that Asuka, for all her faults, is a fourteen-year-old girl. In the latter, he's blaming Misato for things that she is not complicit in (the [=PTSD=] or isolation) or has little choice but to accept (the use of children as pilots).
** [[spoiler: Unit-00, while [[GrandTheftMe possessing Shinji]], unleashes an absolutely]] ''[[spoiler: vicious]]'' [[spoiler: one against Asuka, claiming that Shinji despises her for how she treats him and pointing out that for her playing at being an independent, self-sufficient {{Badass}}, she's actually been manipulated by NERV her whole life, and that she subconsciously aware of this but is so desperate for validation she's in denial. It caps off the speech by calling Asuka a "doll", a word at the root of all Asuka's trauma.]]
* RedHerring: Around episode 8/9, the reader is led to believe that [[spoiler: the Daleks and/or Cybermen would be making an appearance. It turns out neither of them do, as the real enemies of the episode are the Weeping Angels.]]
* SecretKeeper: Shinji, of course.
* ShoutOut: Probably far too many to name.
** Episode 10 sees the Doctor pull [[{{VideoGame/HalfLife}} a crowbar labeled PROPERTY OF BLACK MESA]] out of storage.
** In Episode 9, the cyborg [[spoiler: delivery woman]] stalking Makoto is based on the Major from ''[[{{Franchise/GhostInTheShell}} Ghost in the Shell]]''. Other characters from the same franchise get name-dropped.
** Asuka really likes calling Shinji [[Series/{{Scrubs}} girl's names]] in this one. (Up through the end of Episode 8, at least.)
* ShownTheirWork: The author seems to know a bit about Jewish mysticism. A few examples:
** NERV's system of security clearances appears to be based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sephirot Sephirot]] from Kabbalah.
** During one meeting with SEELE, Gendo mentions the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teacher_of_Righteousness "Teacher of Righteousness"]], a mysterious figure from the (actual) Dead Sea Scrolls.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: And The Doctor notices.
* TechnoBabble: Often.
* TimeyWimeyBall: Episode 6 has a whole bunch of time travel and time-related shenanigans.
* TwoTeacherSchool: The Doctor ended up teaching English, Chemistry and History because [[spoiler: the other teachers either died or are recovering from being turned into zombies.]]
* WhamLine: "...who's that?", directed from Shinji to [[spoiler: the Ninth Doctor]]
** [[spoiler:"Just call me Bob, miss," the voice said. "Everyone does."]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The Doctor makes the argument that even though Rei isn't ''human'', she's still a ''person'' and should consider herself as such.