YMMV entries for ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'':
* BetterThanCanon: Some fans see it like this.
* ComeForTheXStayForTheY: Come for the PeggySue story, stay for the wonderful character development and heart-warming romance.
* IronWoobie: Shinji. He takes the sudden return to the past better than Asuka, striving to make things better this time, but he still has his own emotional turmoil that he doesn't let show.
* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka being parents]] is very commonly known, even by those who haven't read the fic. To be fair, there's a bit of a LateArrivalSpoiler about it on the home page.
* JerkassWoobie: Asuka was annoying and bratty but bad things kept happening to her, even after she matured, how [[spoiler:her daughter going missing.]]
* TheWoobie: Asuka, after returning to the past. Read Chapter 10 see just how badly it affected her.
* UnfortunateImplications: Future Shinji and Asuka's relationship (Shinji being the HenpeckedHusband of Asuka) has some shades of this, especially as more and more DomesticAbuse cases in real life are treated more gender neutrally.