- This was the general reaction to the "Misato Takes Shinji to NERV" scene.
- Shamshel V. Evangelion 01. WITH AN OVERSIZED MINIGUN. And they do it RIGHT this time around.
- Chapter Eight. Gendo shows us how to play the Magnificent Bastard card and do it right. David would be proud.
Misato kept her hands over her face, masking a knowing grin. Professor Ikari, you Magnificent Bastard!
- To elaborate: it was the demonstration of Jet Alone, that NHIS pit against an Evangelion. Had the Jet Alone prototype failed to penetrate the Mark.06's AT-Field (kept at the level of the Third Angel), Nerv would have had no competition, and the mecha would have been destroyed by Kaworu's Eva. But it succeeded, so Gendo used the provision in Nerv's charter allowing them to appropriate of whatever resource they needed to fight the Angels to legally steal Jet Alone away from NHIS.
- And then, to complete it, the following chapter has Gendo reveal he was the one who leaked the data that made the development of Jet Alone possible and convince the creator of Jet Alone to join his side.
- Chapter 27: Shinji's escape from Leliel's prison, with Unit-01 having achieved infinite power by eating Leliel's S2 engine. His ensuing beatdown of Bardiel is glorious.