* FreudWasRight: ''"You know, we've both been 'thrown out' by our mothers. Wonder how people would interpret that."''
* HesJustHiding: [[spoiler:[[InUniverse Kaji]]. ...No, really!]]
* IronWoobie: Shinji.
** When Asuka faces Arael again, she's over her mommy issues. ...What Arael targets instead is a million times worse.
*** Just in case you're wondering, it shows [[spoiler: Aki dying all alone in the post apocalyptic world, while she yells at Asuka, saying that everything is her fault. Digging even deeper, the angel uses her memories of when she tried to abort the pregnancy, having Aki claim that Asuka never wanted her in the first place or that she just wanted to kill Aki herself (basically implying that Asuka ended up just as bad as, if not worse than [[OffingTheOffspring her own mother post contact experiment]]).]]
** [[spoiler: Gendo's [[ConvenientComa fate]]]], when you think about it.
* TheWoobie: Asuka, after returning to the past. Read Chapter 10.