DOCTOR AKAGI! The Magi have detected a [[MillionToOneChance 0.00002% probability]] of [[MemeticMutation memes]] in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion!''

[[BigWhat WHAT!?]] [[ThisCannotBe IT CAN'T BE!]] [[TechnoBabble REVERSE THE TANGENT GRAPH!]]

IT'S NO GOOD! THE MEMES ARE OVERFLOWING!

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''Please add entries in the following format:''
* The meme. [[=[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme.[[/labelnote]=]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Like this.[[/labelnote]]

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* '''[[spoiler:Everyone gets hugged and turns into Tang or [[Memes/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Morning Rescue]].]]''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]The common summary for ''End of Evangelion''. Note that this is ''[[GainaxEnding exactly what happens.]]''[[/labelnote]]
* [[FanNickname Evil Manga Kaworu]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Perhaps as a result of his MisaimedFandom, the manga made Kaworu less ambiguous in his intentions and more sinister, leading to this to distinguish between the two versions.[[/labelnote]]
** Kaworu kills kittens. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the manga Kaworu ''strangles a kitten to death'', and that's [[NeverLiveItDown all that anyone remembers.]][[/labelnote]]
*** Every time you masturbate Kaworu kills a kitten. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Created after the above, a variation on the popular meme of "Everytime you masturbate God kills a kitten".[[/labelnote]]
* Robo-Shinji. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Used to refer to Raiden from ''MetalGearSolid2'', since it was pointed out how similar he was to Shinji conceptually. Ironically, there's an ending in one of the LighterAndSofter games where Shinji is turned into Robocop. No kidding.[[/labelnote]]
* [[TheScrappy Shinji]] sucks! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A large portion of the series' enormously BrokenBase is because of Shinji, [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass viewed then and now as an incredibly pathetic and weak main character for the genre.]][[/labelnote]]
** ... [[HoYay Kaworu]]!
** [[RebuildOfEvangelion This]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is when the fanbase]] [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap stopped making fun]] [[PhysicalGod of Shinji]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Due to pulling off perhaps one of the most amazing 7 minutes in anime history at the end of 2.0, nobody makes fun of Shinji anymore... except for people who don't accept the Rebuild series.[[/labelnote]]
* Who killed [[spoiler:Ryouji Kaji]]? [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]Kaji's killer is never seen, and speculation about them abounded until WordOfGod put their foot down and said it was just a random soldier.[[/labelnote]]
** [[Memes/TheLegendOfKorra A. Firebender]]?
* [[spoiler:Kaworu]] died for your sins! [[spoiler:Again!]] [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]Kaworu is frequently interpreted as a Christ figure, a divine being sacrificing himself so that humankind can live, leading to this. Became an AscendedMeme when Creator/ADVFilms created a bumper sticker with this phrase on it.[[/labelnote]] [[labelnote:More Explanation (spoilers)]]History repeats itself when in ''[[RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion 3.0]]'' he sacrificed himself so humanity can live again.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PALxktAMw3I "GENDOWNED"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Became both famous and copied to death after its "debut" in ''AMVHell 2''.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RsepQh342g "It's Gendo!"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The spoof video ''EvangelionReDeath'' spawned this incredibly popular line, and possibly also the ascension of Gendo to MemeticSexGod status.[[/labelnote]]
* "[anime X] + the Evangelion opening, lulz":
** ''[[SoundtrackDissonance Cruel Angel Thesis]]'' [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome became so memetic that COUNTLESS numbers of Eva opening parodies]] [[SturgeonsLaw with varying quality have been made]]. To name a few: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EghJBGRIYn8 Marimite]]'', ''[[Eureka 7]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwtVLmtayG4 Suzumiya Haruhi]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH-keuJKfh0 another one]] [[{{Retraux}} with 90s art quality no less]]), ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O_rCyPnPSQ Nanoha]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLbpsxTLeGg Persona 3]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVq27MH-_CM Kirby]]'' ([[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore HUH?!]])... [[AndZoidberg and]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xGK4ozhZt4 World of Warcraft]]''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Yym8Ls5rc Live action version]].
** Or the YoutubePoop [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ1BgdWQw58 version]].
** Even LittleKuriboh got in on the action in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' episode 10.
* [[PerverseSexualLust ZOMG TEH REI!!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A summary of Rei's (according to WordOfGod, misaimed) fandom. Derives from a short-lived 4chan meme where someone used MS paint to give a penis blue hair to vaguely resemble Rei, and drew "TEH REI" next to it. Yeah.[[/labelnote]]
* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa "I'm so]] [[PrecisionFStrike fucked up..."]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The English dub used a PrecisionFStrike during the infamous "Shinji masturbates over Asuka's comatose body" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn7WCXLU-XA scene.]][[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyFQVZ2h0V8 Congratulations]] [[GainaxEnding Shinji!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The ending to the series. No, we don't understand it either.[[/labelnote]]
** For bonus hilarity, look at the comments.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w18Sfg4wdmA Now in 14 languages!!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t6DYwc-HhM Despair Edition]]
* I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away, I MUSTN'T RUN AWAY, I MUSTN'T RUN AWAY, I MUSTN'T RUN AWAY, [[MadnessMantra I MUSTN'T RUN AWAY!!!!!!!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Shinji attempts to use this as his SurvivalMantra. It doesn't quite work that way...[[/labelnote]]
** [[FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K BURN! MAIM! KILL! BURN! MAIM! KILL! BURN! MAIM! KILL! BURN! MAIM! KILL! BURN! MAIM! KILL!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A counterpoint to the above from one of the most famous ''Evangelion'' {{Fix Fic}}s.[[/labelnote]]
** [[DarkerAndEdgier I don't wanna die...]] don't wanna die... don't wanna die... don't wanna die... don't wanna die... don't wanna die... don't wanna die... don't wanna die... ''don't wanna die... don't wanna die... don't wanna die... don't wanna die''... '''''I DON'T WANNA DIE'''''! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another lovely MadnessMantra that Asuka recites in her catatonic state in ''TheEndOfEvangelion''.[[/labelnote]]
** -tears apart nine evas-
** [[HilariousOuttakes Now if I were to run away]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL8pvC3mxGo Let's analyse that,]] [[GainaxEnding where the]] [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]] [[GainaxEnding would I go?]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Creator/SpikeSpencer (Shinji's voice actor) provides his own thoughts regarding the series' ending.[[/labelnote]]
*** I'm like on a... big blue ball! Does the bus run through here?
*** Okay, [[EndOfEvangelion the movie]] [[TemptingFate better sure as hell make up for this]].
*** Ya ran outta ink, too, didn't ya?! [[YouBastard Ya bastards...]]
* [[DoubleEntendre Thermal Expansion]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Shinji's physics lesson with Asuka quickly descends into SomethingElseAlsoRises.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=reispin&search=Search Reispin]] (and pretty much everything to do with deformed Rei's head).
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins The Penguin Army has found its banner. We're so screwed.]]
** Penguins? In my HumongousMecha MindScrew anime series? HELL YEAH!
* [[OhCrap EVERY SINGLE MISSILE HIT THE TARGET!!!]] [[NarmCharm AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHH!!!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]An incredibly over-the-top declaration made by an army guy in the first episode of the English dub.[[/labelnote]]
* [[MindRape MIND RAPE!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Asuka's psychic assault by the 15th Angel became the TropeNamer for any form of mental violation.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-gendo-pose The Gendo pose.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Anyone [[ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive clasping their hands in front of their face]] while wearing ScaryShinyGlasses is instantly mysterious and sinister.[[/labelnote]]
* [[TheUnreveal "Ritsuko Akagi, the truth is..."]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNB615W4r7I "... huh. You liar."]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Gendo's last words to Ritsuko in ''The End of Evangelion'' are infamously muted, leaving fans to fill in the blank.[[/labelnote]]
** Here's the manga's take: "Until now, your actions were exemplary... I ''did'' love you."
* X (Not) Y [[labelnote:Explanation]]Following the examples of ''You Are (Not) Alone'' and ''You Can (Not) Advance'', it's gotten popular to make random statements with the word 'not' (or something else) in brackets.[[/labelnote]]
* ''{{Macekre}} of Evangelion''. [[labelnote:Explanation]]It's hilarious to imagine what it would be like if FourKidsEntertainment got hold of ''Evangelion''.[[/labelnote]]
* Shinji wins! Apocalypse time! [[labelnote:Explanation]]At the end of 2.0, Shinji gets the girl... and triggers Third Impact. [[spoiler:Best BigDamnVillains moment ever, Kaworu.]][[/labelnote]]
* "Saabisu, saabisu!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Misato's habit of promising FanService during the {{Next Episode Preview}}s.[[/labelnote]]
* "Goo lau!/Gulan!/Goo lurrrr!/some other phonetic variation" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Kaji's "English" in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN9GiMFWKPE Evangelion 2.0''.]][[/labelnote]]
** DOO DEATETTU DA ENJERR [[labelnote:Explanation]]Also Kaji's infamous Engrish, rendered phonetically. He doesn't actually say "to defeat the Angel", or "to defeat the Angels" - it just evolved that way.[[/labelnote]]
* "ZA BEASTO" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Mari's {{Engrish}} PreAssKickingOneLiner[[/labelnote]]
* "POINT BLANK, SHITHEAD!!!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another Mari-ism, this time from ''Evangelion 2.22'''s [[http://youtu.be/OPEqplLtwa0 the English dub.]][[/labelnote]]
* [something happens] while Creator/HideakiAnno plays unfitting music. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A snowclone of the YouTubePoop "while I play unfitting music" meme, referencing the abundant use of SoundtrackDissonance in ''Evangelion''.[[/labelnote]]
* "I will not be a puppet for you to control." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by Rei III to Gendo as she disowns him while he tries to create his version of Instrumentality, becomes independent and does it her way. So popular is the equivalent phrase in Japan that they [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxB6aRrhZT0 parodied it on Keroro Gunsou.]][[/labelnote]]
* "Captain Asuka" or "Asuka the Pirate", taken from [[spoiler:her eyepatch in the ''RebuildOfEvangelion 3.0'' teaser]], is already becoming a meme.
** A more recent preview has further mutated this into ''[[RecycledInSpace Space]]'' Pirate Asuka.
** FridgeBrilliance: What's Asuka's rank in NERV? Captain!
* Everything in, of and relating to the final scene of ''Evangelion 2.22'' has attained memetic status.
** MOON MAN SAYS '''NO'''! [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]Used to refer to Kaworu coming out of nowhere with a DeusExMachina to keep the movies going. Why? Because last we saw him, he was on the moon.[[/labelnote]]
* Evas In Space! [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]The second preview for ''Evangelion 3.0'' features Asuka in Unit-02 flying around in space, fighting something offscreen.[[/labelnote]]
* The [[LeaveTheCameraRunning elevator scene]] with Asuka and Rei.
** And let's not for get the '''''huge''''' pause in episode 24 ''right in the middle of the climax'' that could've been altered into a SmashCut, but instead, we get lurched into still frame purgatory! '''STILL FRAME PURGATORY!!!''' '''''[[SkywardScream GAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!]]'''''
* "Reiquarium": [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]FanNickname adopted as the official term for a massive aquarium-like construct that holds dozens of spare body clones for Rei, should her current body be destroyed, and infamously known for a ruthless dose of horror the moment Ritsuko expresses her hatred for them, pushes a button, and makes every last clone ''rot to pieces.''[[/labelnote]]
* "[[FanNickname Giant Naked Rei]] (GNR)": [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]FanNickname for the GainaxEnding antics of ''EndOfEvangelion''- Rei fuses with Lilith while she's completely naked, having disregarded her lack of clothing as important and left her school uniform garb behind in the "Reiquarium;" Lilith assumes Rei's form, then grows unbelievably huge anatomically, so to speak. In other words, her big 'uns are the size of Asia.[[/labelnote]]
* "Kimochi warui (I feel sick)."/"How disgusting." [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]The very coldly delivered final line of ''EndOfEvangelion'' in both the Japanese and English dubs, respectively- spoken by Asuka as Shinji sobs over her body, thus cementing a despairing to end the series and killing any hope of a truly happy conclusion.[[/labelnote]]
* ''Evangelion'' in 13 seconds (spoilers!) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvQ4z71d6so]]
* [[FanNickname Bishonen Space Jesus]]: [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]FanNickname for Kaworu since his role in ''Evangelion 3.0''.[[/labelnote]]
* Everybody finds love in the end. [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]Line from "Sakura Nagashi", the ED of ''Evangelion 3.0.'', as a sort of mantra to hope for a happy ending in ''Final'' (after the [[DarkerAndEdgier overall bleakness]] of ''3.0.'', which contrasted the LighterAndSofter feel from ''1.0.'' and ''2.0.'').[[/labelnote]]
* [[TheMovie End Of]] X. [[labelnote:Explanation]]: When a movie is either a) made of mind-screw or, more negatively, b) seems to deliberately troll the audience by making no sense, it can be called this, in reference to The End of Evangelion. [[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRkvXvs5Rc&feature=share You da man, Shinji]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] A comic by [[http://web.archive.org/web/20111014093339/http://pancakestein.tumblr.com/post/10336838092 pancakestein]] depicting a [[WhatTheHellHero slightly altered]] version of Episode 1, later dubbed. [[/labelnote]]
* GET IN THE FUCKING ROBOT, SHINJI. [[labelnote:Explanation]] A catchphrase that sums up the habit of jokingly claiming that everything [[TheChewToy Shinji]] is called on to do - i.e. piloting a giant cyborg with a mind of its own to fight Physics-buggering monsters that want to destroy humanity, while being constantly bullied, manipulated and ignored by his none-too-stable colleagues - is perfectly normal and not worth complaining about. [[/labelnote]]
** GET THE FUCK OUT OF THAT ROBOT, SHINJI! [[labelnote:Explanation]]As of 3.33, it was to prevent another awakening.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://andieatplay.tumblr.com/post/49037408999/you-know-maybe-shinji-would-stop-fucking-up-so And now, a contemplation.]]
* [screams geometrically] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Ramiel, an Angel which resembles a transforming 3D shape, makes an [[HellIsThatNoise unnerving]] scream when it was shot at during Operation Yashima in Rebuild 1.0[[/labelnote]]

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