The cast of ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''. Please only list tropes that apply to the movie series, and not to the other mediums (though recurrent tropes may be listed), and '''beware of potential spoilers'''.


!!The Children

[[folder:In General]]
* AmbiguouslyHuman: [[spoiler: As of 3.0, it's all but stated that Shinji, Asuka and Mari are no longer totally human, though what they are is currently unknown. Kaworu is clearly stated to be an angel and Rei is heavily implied to still carry Lilith's soul, though the altered backstory in Rebuild still leaves their identities a mystery.]]
** [[spoiler: Ironically, by the time of 3.0 "Rei Q", the latest of a series of clones of Yui (of which Rei II belonged to), might be the ''most'' human of the pilots!]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Rei and Kaworu (Blonde), Brunette (Shinji and Mari), Redhead (Asuka)
* NiceMeanAndInbetween: [[NiceGuy Shinji]] is the nice one, [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] is mean one, and [[DefrostingIceQueen Rei]] is the in between one. [[spoiler: In the third movie, [[MessianicArchetype Kaworu]] is the nice one, the completely detached and alien [[EmptyShell Rei Q]] is the mean one, and [[FailureKnight Shinji]] is now the in between one.]]
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: [[spoiler: In 3.0 it is revealed that the Children are forever stunted at the age they were when they first made contact with an Eva. After 14 years, Asuka, Mari and Kaworu look no different as adults as they did as children, and while this doesn't happen to Shinji and Rei, it's pretty much stated that it will.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: In 3.0, despite taking place around 14 years later, Asuka, Mari and Kaworu all look exactly the same. While it's not really noticeable on [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Kaworu]] and [[CloudCuckoolander Mari]], Asuka certainly acts like a grizzled soldier. Shinji's suspended animation inside of Unit-01 prevented him from mentally aging past 14, but he's clearly stated to be just as affected by it as the others. Since the Rei in 3.0 is a clone, it's hard to tell what exactly her age is, but she's implied to be fairly fresh, thus [[YoungerThanTheyLook reversing this trope all together.]]]]
* PowerTrio: Asuka is the Id, Shinji is the Ego, and Rei is the Superego. [[spoiler: In 3.0, the new Rei is the Id, Shinji is still the Ego, and Kaworu is the Superego.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: On a Scale from red to blue - Mari, Asuka, Shinji, Kaworu, Rei
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Inverted, while the Children could hardly be considered a team, there are five of them, and Shinji and Kaworu are the only boys.

[[folder:Shinji Ikari]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/MegumiOgata (JP), Creator/SpikeSpencer (EN)


Shinji from ''Rebuild'' is subtly different from the original, which is mostly attributed to the movies' different thematic focus.

* AccidentalPervert:
** His first actual conversation with Rei starts with this, and is notable for being one of the first major signs that Rei [[CreepyChild isn't normal.]]
** This happens again with Mari in ''Rebuild 2.0''. Again, Shinji is the only one of the two who seems to care.
** Also with Asuka, who cares significantly more than the last two.
** Happens again with [[spoiler: Rei Q]] in 3.0, for the sake of IronicEcho.
* ActionSurvivor
* AdaptationalBadass: Though he wasn't exactly a pushover in a fight in the original series, Shinji is both much more assertive and powerful this time around.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler: Deconstructed in 2.0 where Shinji eradicates most of humanity to try and save Rei. Made worse by the fact he apparently didn't save her after all.]]
** Also, in ''3.0'', he [[spoiler: unconsciously activates his EVA to save Asuka from an angel when she screams at him to help her. Or at least it's assumed that was his doing, because all that gets him is being forced to wear a choker that will kill him if he ever tries to pilot an EVA again.]] Perhaps it would be better for him ''not'' to try and save his fellow female pilots...
** Reversed by the end of 3.0, [[spoiler:where Mari saves Shinji from Unit-13. Although this is just as much to save everyone else as well.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: As in the original and ''The End of Evangelion'', the nature of his attraction to Kaworu has been hotly-debated among the fandom.
* AntiAntiChrist[=/=]ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler:As one of the potential Impact Triggers with Kaworu.]]
* AngstComa: [[spoiler:By the end of ''3.33'']].
* AntiHero: Much like the original Shinji. However, this version of the character slides further down the scale than his counterpart, and he's less of a loser as well.
** ByronicHero: Becomes more so as the series progresses.
** ClassicalAntiHero: In ''Rebuild 1.0''. He's less of this in ''Rebuild 2.0'' (save the end, where he becomes a full-out NominalHero), but he goes back to being this via TraumaCongaLine in ''Rebuild 3.0''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: [[spoiler:In ''3.33'', due to his part in Near-Third Impact, he's treated as a war criminal; its also one of the reasons why he's able to bond with Kaworu so easily.]]
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler:During the course of ''3.33'', he gets told that Rei Ayanami is dead, something that is hinted when Rei-Q acts different to the Rei he knew; after some time, it becomes a coping (or {{Escapism}}) mechanism to deal with his part on causing Third Impact. It's only when [[AffablyEvil Fuyutsuki]] tells him the [[CloningBlues truth]] that he faces both reality and the magnitude of his actions]].
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:In ''Rebuild 3.0.'', he tries to be this to make up for causing Third Impact in the last movie. Unfortunately, this is subverted, as it leads to another NiceJobBreakingItHero moment.]]
* {{Badass}}: While in the original series he had his awesome moments, in Rebuild he is clearly a more than competent pilot [[spoiler:even able to fight on par with Asuka who was trained to be a pilot since age 4 and had 14 years of extra experience even though he [[TheInsomniac hadn't slept for days]], fought very reluctantly, didn't even have a weapon, and [[InstantExpert was piloting a very unusual EVA for the first time]]. [[Main/VictoryByEndurance And ultimately won when she depleted her battery]].]] Not that it made things better...
** DeconstructedTrope: [[spoiler: He ends up making the situation much worse because of it.]]
* BerserkButton: Anyone (or anything) hurting Rei gets a dose of Shinji's new-found rage. This comes to a head in ''Rebuild 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance'' when [[spoiler:Rei is ''devoured'' by Zeruel]], and he decides to take a page from [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] and ''rip the angel to pieces'' with glowing eyes of rage to save her.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The brunette to blonde Rei and redhead Asuka.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: After sucessfully defrosting her, he has this dynamic with Rei in 2.0.
* ChickMagnet: As of ''Rebuild 2.0'', it's official. If you've met Shinji, you will want to screw Shinji. No exceptions.
* ColdSleepColdFuture: [[spoiler:The post Third Impact world is not pretty...]]
* CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler:Everything he did at the climax of ''Rebuild 2.0'' was AllForNothing and nearly caused a planetary extinction in the process. Nearly everyone hates his guts for what he did, and his attempt to amend for his actions ends up making the situation worse. The kid needs a hug more than ever now.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:After he almost triggers Fourth Impact and loses Kaworu, Shinji completely loses his will to live and is left in a catatonic state.]]
* {{Determinator}}: The major thing that sets him from his anime and manga counterparts. [[spoiler:In the second ''Rebuild'' film, Shinji WILL save Ayanami, even if he has to [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl initiate Third Impact and to sacrifice the world to do it]] and in the third film, he will retrieve the spears no matter what. ''3.33'' goes on to viciously deconstruct this, as Shinji's actions have turned out to have very grave consequences, namely the death of even more of the already diminished human race, leading to him getting treated like a criminal and pariah by almost every other character and the last time he attempts to do something, he only makes things worse.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Acts this way towards Rei, to a degree.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Kaji jokingly(?) flirts with him in ''Rebuild 2.0'', and then there's Kaworu...
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler: Trades his white and blue Unit 01 plugsuit for the more ominous looking black and purple EVA-13 one at the climax of 3.0, where he is unwittingly on the bad guy's side.]]
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: [[spoiler:In ''3.0.'', Shinji wakes up after being in Eva-01's core for 14 years.]]
* GenerationXerox: As the story goes on, it becomes increasingly apparent that Shinji and Gendo really [[NotSoDifferent aren't so different]], [[spoiler: in that both of them are determined to save their loved ones, even if it means wiping out the entirety of humanity.]]
** It appears to have been subverted by ''3.33'': [[spoiler: if his WorldOfCardboardSpeech in the climax of the movie is anything to go by]].
-->'''Shinji''': [[spoiler:For Kaworu's sake, for everyone's sake, I'll pull out these lances and I'll restore the world]].
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Second movie, towards the end.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:Towards the middle of 3.0, he's confronted with numerous shocking revelations in very short order, the "highlights" being that he inadvertently annihilated the remainder of the biosphere and that he did not actually save "his" Rei. He pretty much ''unravels'' on the spot.]]
* HeroicBSOD: He's bad at some point of 3.0, but [[spoiler:Kaworu's gruesome death takes the last of Shinji's sanity]]. Lampshaded by his seiyuu, the preview of 4.0 (saying Shinji lost his will to live), and his bonus song "Famously". It remains to be seen how he'll snap out this DespairEventHorizon.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: His relationship with Kaworu is closer to this than it was in previous iterations of the series, with more screen time given to showing off their friendship and trust in each other. The HoYay is even more prevalent than ever because of this.
* HeyYou: [[spoiler:Honoring his pledge to "his" Rei about her being unique and irreplaceable to him,]] Shinji will not refer to [[spoiler:the other clone he encounters in 3.0]] as [[spoiler:"Rei Ayanami"]] once he finds out the truth. He ends up referring to [[spoiler:Rei Q]] in awkward, roundabout ("the... other pilot."), or indirect ("why aren't we alone?") ways.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler:Realizing he couldn't save "his" Rei is what pushes him to the border of the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* TheInsomniac: He becomes this in ''3.33'', starting from the day he [[spoiler: was told of what happened 14 years ago]]; the estimated amount of time he stayed like this varies between [[spoiler: a day and a half and ''three days'']].
* InstantExpert: In 3.0, he learns to play a very basic (but fancy-sounding)[[note]] Kaworu's part has all the fun stuff, inc. all the trills, but Shinji's part requires a basic sense of rhythm so as to avoid being put off when the parts diverge from the usual thirds-thirds into thirds (Kaworu) vs fourths/eighths (Shinji). [[/note]] piano-piece ''in thirty seconds''. While the piece is simple, the inflection he gives it is what you'd normally expect of someone who actually knows how to play. It's primarily [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolic of his relationship with Kaworu]] and not plot-relevant in itself, but it's still weird.
** The piano-scene may appear to be irrelevant at first, but it's later revealed to have been a training for Shinji to learn to synchronize with Kaworu in order to activate EVA-13's special ability to break the seal to Lilith's Chamber. After all, it has been proven scientifically that when musicians play together, their heart-rates and even their minds start to synchronize. And Gainax have been known to do extensive research on everything EVA-related after all.
** In the original series Shinji is shown to be an extremely modest but ''superb'' cello player. Rebuild-Shinji may have learned the piano in the past (instead) and was being just as modest about his playing ability as he was with the cello. Even if not, a musician always finds it easier to learn a second instrument than someone starting from scratch.
** Played straight with [[spoiler: [[NoSell the]] [[BarrierWarrior RS-Hoopers]] in the fight in Central Dogma]].
* JustAKid: Asuka starts calling him just a brat in 3.0, [[spoiler:after all she's now 14 years mentally older than him]].
* TheKirk: To Rei's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Asuka's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]].
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Asuka during their time living together with Misato.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: [[spoiler:Rei is his mother's clone.]]
** However, subverted since [[spoiler: Rei is a [[TheStoic stoic]] WarriorPoet with [[KuuDere a hidden caring side]], while Yui is a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], if possibly [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] MadScientist. It's implied that he would still have stuck with Rei Q if she had showed signs of still being the same person. The connection with Yui is more a [[StarCrossedLovers creepy obstacle to their relationship]] than it is [[LonelyTogether the reason]] [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl he felt drawn to Rei,]] as showcased when he proves uninterested in a second Yui clone.]]
** The subversion is particularly apparent just before the climax of 2.0, where [[spoiler: Rei is willing to risk her life to Shinji can have the normal life she will never have, while Yui refuses to budge unless Shinji pilots unit one again so he can play his role in her plan; Both women essentially work towards ''diametrically opposite goals''.]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Asuka's Masculine Girl.
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Done by Fuyutsuki when he [[AwfulTruth tells]] and [[MummiesAtTheDinnerTable shows him]] the truth behind Rei, his mother and parts of the Eva project]].
* MustMakeAmends: [[spoiler: ...for Third Impact. Unfortunately, all his attempts to do so go horribly wrong...]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At least thrice throughout 3.0. [[spoiler: Once after Kaworu shows him the devastation he inadvertently caused, one more, word for word, when it sinks in that he couldn't save Rei after all, and one last time once things [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]] at the end of 3.0. ]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:His attempt to save Rei triggered Third Impact and killed a sizable chunk of the human population. ''Then'' he almost triggers Fourth Impact by pulling out the lances despite Kaworu telling him not to.]] Our hero, ladies and gentlemen. Can we give him a round of applause?
* ParentalAbandonment: As in the original series, [[spoiler: but this time, he ''does'' learn that it was intentional on Yui's part and that she was one of the masterminds behind the Evangelion Project, after which he names her along with Gendo and Misato as people he no longer trusts.]] After the TimeSkip, Gendo will not even ''talk'' to him beyond "Pilot the Eva!" even though it was him who got Shinji into that clusterfuck in the first place, and as if two parents abandoning him wasn't enough, [[spoiler: Misato has completely disowned him]].
* [[PhlebotinumGirl Phlebotinum Guy]]
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Naturally, it gets [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstrcuted.]] Compared to the original series, Shinji is far more decisive with his actions, but this also leads for him to do what only ''he'' considers immediately right with no regard to how the consequences will effect those around him.
* RealMenCook
* RipVanWinkle: [[spoiler:After defeating Zeruel.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: When Zeruel eats Rei and Unit-00, Shinji triggers Third Impact to get her back.]]
* RookieRedRanger: Much like his original counterpart, but his ability to fight on par with [[spoiler: an Asuka who has 14 years of extra experience]] deserves an extra mention. Again, he is [[{{Deconstruction}} not better off for it]], as he could only control the immense power he summoned from EVA 01 for a limited amount of time, and paid [[spoiler: with 14 years of his life and all that was ever dear to him when its unhindered "return to its original form" triggered Third Impact...]]
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:In ''3.33'' [[JustifiedTrope due]] to a combination of lack of sleep, learning that he destroyed the biosphere, the truth about Rei and the fact that he didn't saved her]].
* SmellsSexy: According to Mari, though the LCL-parfume apparently helps, at least as far as [[NightmareFetishist Mari is concerned.]]
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:According to the bonus song ''Famously'', towards all of his friends who died in Third Impact and Kaworu, who died due to his mistake and by activating the [[ExplosiveLeash DSS Choker]]]].
* {{Transhuman}}: [[spoiler:If the runes on the [[ExplosiveLeash DSS Choker]] are something to go by, he may have become this as a side effect of Eva-01's awakening and deification in ''2.0''.]]
* TraumaCongaLine: The result type shifts to a variation of a result D...[[spoiler:until the events from 3.0 leads him directly to [[DespairEventHorizon C again]]. [[UpToEleven The sheer amount of breaking he has to endure there makes even EoE look silly.]]]]
* TroubledButCute
* TookALevelInBadass: Presented as having a bit more of a backbone and [[spoiler: manages to ascend to godhood at the climax of the second move. Harshly deconstructed in 3.0, where his reckless actions proved to have been more harm than they were worth.]]
** [[spoiler: He's still subtly presented as this in 3.0, where he's on more even footing with Kaworu in their relationship and manages to gain the upperhand against Asuka, whose had 14 more years of experience than him, in a fight.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Gendo. And when he actually tries to subvert Gendo's plans in 3.0 he [[GoneHorriblyRight ends up playing into SEELE's hands...]] ]]
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:With nearly everyone who even ''knew'' him before the time skip, especially Asuka.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Twice, both on accident.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:He reluctantly defends himself and Kaworu from Asuka so they could save the world (or so he thought) during the fight in Central. She gave him no choice when she kept attacking them without bothering to explain herself.]].
* WrongSideAllAlong: [[spoiler:Waltzes back to NERV only to find out that they're plotting the apocalypse. Got tricked into nearly destroying the world, ''twice'', the second time while actively trying to save it, having to fight his former alies in the process.]]
* YouAreNumberSix: In ''3.33'', [[spoiler:he's labeled as "Subject BM-03" by WILLE's medical staff.]]

[[folder: Rei Ayanami]]

!!!Voiced by: MegumiHayashibara (JP), Creator/BrinaPalencia (EN)


Rei's portrayal in ''Rebuild'' appears to blend the anime and manga versions. In the first movie, she is essentially the same as in the anime. In the second movie, she begins to open up to Shinji in a manner similar to the manga, even going as far as to try to host a dinner so that Shinji and Gendo can spend time together. Given the ending of the second movie, it remains to be seen if/how things will change between the two of them and if/how she herself will change in light of her origins in the anime and manga.

* ActionGirl: ''2.0'' in particular shows us what she's made of.
* BandageBabe: As in the original ''Evangelion''.
* BettyAndVeronica: With Asuka for Shinji in ''2.0'' and this time she fits better the role of Betty.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The blonde (sort-of) to brunette Shinji and Mari and redhead Asuka.
* BodyBackupDrive: The Rei that appears in ''3.0'' (Rei Q) is a clone. [[spoiler:The "original" Rei's soul is stated to still be inside Unit-01.]]
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Has this dynamic with Shinji in 2.0.
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:She is just an ExpendableClone, and following her death is replaced.]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:In 3.0. Shinji never saved her to begin with...]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: In ''2.0'' she warms up considerably towards Shinji.
* {{Determinator}}: Demonstrated twice: in the Sahaquiel fight (in which she grabbed its core so that Asuka could get a clean shot); and in the Zeruel fight (where she was ready to sacrifice herself for Shinji).
--> '''Rei:''' "AT Field - max level. I can do this. For him. So he never - has to pilot-"
--> '''Rei:''' "- Again!"
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In ''2.0''.
* [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Disappeared In Your Arms Tonight]]: [[spoiler:Thinking he just saved her, Shinji pulls her into a close embrace after yanking her soul out of Zeruel and into Unit-01. Unfortunately, it ends up being the last time he ever sees her, at least to date. Especially painful since this is probably the first and only time either of them ''ever'' got hugged.]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Subverted.
* ExpendableClone: [[spoiler:Just like the original Rei, she says, and seems to earnestly believe, she can be replaced if she dies. Shinji doesn't accept this at all, tells her during her "rescue" that she's the one and only Rei, and even refuses to consider the clone that appears in 3.0 "his" Ayanami.]]
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Averted; The cooking idea only occurs to her because ''Shinji'' cooked for her first and Gendo frequently took her out to dinner, and regardless of her gender, it still takes her a while to manage it without cutting up her fingers, as you'd expect it of a spartan ChildSoldier.
* TheGwenStacy: [[spoiler:Shinji goes berserk trying to save her, and has a DespairEventHorizon upon realizing he failed.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempted for Shinji's sake numerous times. Never quite played straight.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Just like in the original series, her reaction to Shinji walking in on her naked, falling on top of her, and accidentally groping her was limited to politely asking him to move.
* LastNameBasis: With Shinji.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:To Shinji after he realizes he failed to save her in 3.0.]]
* MysticalWaif: As in the original ''Evangelion'', there's something not-quite human about her.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:In 3.0. When Shinji is extracted, Rei is nowhere to be found... but the tape player Shinji had left with her ''is''. While most everyone believes she's dead and gone, Shinji adamantly refuses to believe she's really gone, especially when Rei suddenly appears to make him escape from the AAA Wunder(even if she doesn't behaves as usual). At least until Fuyutsuki reveals to him that she's [[AndIMustScream still trapped inside EVA-01 alongside Yui]], and that the Rei that rescued him earlier is a clone.]]
* NoSocialSkills: Comes from being an expendable clone raised as a ReplacementGoldfish.
* ObliviousToLove: She has no idea she's in love with Shinji and ''Asuka'' has to spell it out for her.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: She says "Good morning" when walking into class one day. Her classmates ''freak out''.
* PhlebotinumGirl
* PresentAbsence: In 3.0. [[spoiler:Although not physically present, she gets mentioned in every other scene and Shinji's ill-fated attempt to save and reunite with her prove crucial to the plot.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted.
* ReplacementGoldfish: For Gendou, in a sense since [[spoiler:Rei is his wife's clone]]. In ''3.0'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:the maiden name of Shinji's mom was Yui Ayanami]].
* SciFiBobHaircut
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Moreso than in the original series, but she also defrosts quicker.
* TheSpock: To Shinji's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Asuka's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]]. Also to Asuka's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Mari's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]].
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She generally only shows the "sugar" part to Shinji and Gendo - although in ''2.0'', the [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness classroom scene]] and the last act of the movie indicate that [[spoiler:the latter might since have lost that privilege.]]
* SwallowedWhole: [[spoiler:By Zeruel.]]
* [[ThroughHisStomach Through Her Stomach]]: In ''Rebuild 2.0'', Shinji sharing miso soup with her at the sea life preserve, and later preparing a lunch for her at school, are the major keys toward getting her to open up to people.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Gendo.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: When Asuka asks her how she feels about Shinji, Rei says she doesn't know but she feels "warm" when he is with her and wants him to feel the same way. Asuka then concludes she is in love with him.
* WhenSheSmiles
* WomanInWhite: Her plugsuit.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder:Asuka Langley Shikinami]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukoMiyamura (JP), Creator/TiffanyGrant (EN)

[[caption-width-right:350:Click [[labelnote:here]][[/labelnote]]to see [[spoiler:post-timeskip]]]]

The ''Rebuild'' version of Asuka differs quite a bit from the depiction in the original anime. Her last name is changed from Souryū to Shikinami, her loathing for dolls is seemingly gone, and so is her obsessive crush on Kaji. While still having made a remarkable achievement at her age, instead of graduating University at the age of 14, she joined the European Air Force, reaching the rank of Captain at age 14. While still kind of a jerk most of the time, Asuka Shikinami is merely hostile, selfish and arrogant as opposed to being [[{{HollywoodPersonalityDisorders}} pathologically histrionic]]. Not only is she more emotionally healthy, she's actually willing to open up to other people, displaying some affection for Shinji and coming to, if not ''befriend'', at least ''accept'' Rei. Her character design, while starting out the same way as in the anime, undergoes a small but rather drastic change at the very end of Rebuild 2.0, namely an EyepatchOfPower.

* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair isn't the same shade of red as in the series, and learns more towards auburn.
* AdaptationNameChange: Her last name was changed from Soryu to Shikinami.
* AngerBornOfWorry: [[spoiler:Arguably Asuka ran to Shinji's plug to check on him in ''3.33''; after having a somewhat cruel (one-sided) conversation with him, she nearly leaves him, only to pick him up because [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan she refuses to let him run away of reality]]]].
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung Fu Chick]]
* BadassAdorable
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Rei's Betty for Shinji's Archie in ''2.0''.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The redhead (actually auburn brown) to blonde Rei and brunette Shinji and Mari.
* BrokenBird: In 3.0, [[spoiler:years of living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland under near-constant combat]] appear to have made her bitter. Her voice-actress even compares her to an embittered mercenary.
* TheCaptain: She's a European Air Force Captain.
** [[ColonelBadass Captain Badass]]
* CharacterExaggeration: The {{tsundere}} aspect.
* CruelToBeKind: In ''3.0'', as cruel as her words may be, she still cares for Shinji, this doesn't mean, however, that she's going to make things easier for him.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She actually gets to [[CharacterDevelopment become a better human being]]. However, she becomes even colder than before after [[spoiler:the TimeSkip]].
* DemotedToExtra: While she is a major character in this continuity, her role is rather minor compared to that of the original series.
** That said, she's more important in ''3.0'' than in ''2.0'', serving as the [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tritagonist]] (following behind Shinji and Kaworu.)
* EyepatchAfterTimeSkip
* EyepatchOfPower: In the preview for ''Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0'', which makes her, implied disfigurement notwithstanding, even ''cuter.'' God save us from the tsundere that is to be unleashed. [[spoiler:It's entirely possible that her left eye is intact, but covered up for reasons unknown. See GlowingEyes below.]]
* EyeScream: In ''Rebuild 2.0'', the Eva she is piloting is infected by Bardiel and ripped apart by Unit-01, who chomps down on the plug with her still inside it. ''3.0'' shows her with an EyepatchOfPower.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: When she starts developing feelings for Shinji, she starts teaching herself how to cook to be more attractive to him, cutting and burning her hands in the process. The way she realizes that Rei loves Shinji too is that she sees the same injuries on Rei's hands.
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis: With Shinji.
* GameFace: When she gents angry or when her EVA unit enters Beast mode in ''3.0'', her eyes [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glow]] blue, and the latter gets the addition of her teeth lengthening into fangs. The latter's effects disappear if she ejects out of her EVA unit or if she gets out of Beast mode.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:When she finds a catatonic Shinji at the end of 3.0, she kicks him, calls him a brat, grabs his face, and physically drags him across the desert because she absolutely refuses to let him run away from his problems again.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[spoiler:Her eyes (including, you know, the one with the eyepatch) glow blue when she gets mad that Shinji leaves with Rei Q or when she activates Unit-02's Beast Mode.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: She is clearly not happy of seeing Shinji and Rei getting along at first. However, she eventually realises he is better off with Rei.
* HandPuppet: She is seen talking with one soon after moving in with Shinji and Misato. Unless her backstory has changed, it might mean she isn't quite as healthy as she seems to be. [[spoiler:Though it also now seems possible that ''fourteen extra years'' of time to cope with the concept have left that part of her original backstory rather moot.]]
* HandicappedBadass: In ''3.0'', where she sports an EyepatchOfPower due to the EyeScream incident.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Becomes this with Mari [[spoiler:after the Timeskip]], with a heavy dose of VitriolicBestBuds. The fandom likes to think [[LesYay otherwise]].
* ImprobableAge: Becoming a European Air Force captain at 14.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: When Asuka determines that Rei loves Shinji, she decides to let them be together despite her own feelings for him.
* IWorkAlone: Her attitude towards the other pilots, [[spoiler: although after the timeskip she and Mari are frequently sortied together.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Much moreso than in the original anime. ''Shikinami'' Asuka Langley has a genuinely considerate, caring and kind-hearted side that finally qualifies her as a traditional {{Tsundere}} as opposed to a mere female {{Jerkass}}.
* LadyOfWar
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Shinji during their time living together with Misato.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine Girl to Shinji's Feminine Boy.
* TheMcCoy: To Shinji's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Rei's [[TheSpock Spock]]. If it's between Rei and Mari, however, then she's TheKirk to Rei's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Mari's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]].
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Implied during the Bardiel incident, she ''seems'' to have gotten over it in ''3.33'']].
* MsFanservice: Though Mari, Misato and Rei still have their moments, Asuka gets the lion's-share of sexy scenes and shots in the ''Rebuild'' film series.
* NiceHat: Her kitty-eared hat from 3.0, which is now [[ available for sale]].
* NotGrowingUpSucks: [[spoiler:In ''3.0'' it's revealed she stopped aging when she was 14. She isn't particularly thrilled with this situation.]]
** [[spoiler:This is made especially ironic, given that [[GrowingUpSucks in the original series, she complained about having her periods and growing older]].]]
* OlderThanSheLooks: [[spoiler:In ''3.0.'', she's actually 28 years old, but hasn't physically aged due to piloting the Evangelion stilting her growth in some way.]]
* PetTheDog: In ''Rebuild 2.0'', she takes Rei's place piloting Unit 03 so that Rei can host her party (even though she insists it's just so she can pilot an Eva while Unit 02 is sealed off. Misato thinks otherwise.)
** Even after she TookALevelInJerkass, she still seems to care for Shinji (although not in a healthy way perhaps) given that [[spoiler:she apparently ''ran'' to Shinji's plug when she found it to check on him and she outright refuses to let him run away from his problems.]]
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's able to crack the glass in the interrogation room with a punch from her fist in ''3.0''. (Although we don't know if it was simple glass or security glass, if it's the later case then it's this trope)
* ScaryTeeth[=/=]MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: [[spoiler:When she activates Unit-02's Beast Mode, her teeth lengthen into fangs.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: By the time ''3.0'' rolls around, [[spoiler:she, along with the rest of WILLE, spent a good 14 years fighting NERV, and when she gets to see Shinji again, she doesn't really munch her words on him]].
* SpiritedCompetitor
* {{Stripperiffic}}: When given a translucent test plug suit to pilot Eva-03, Asuka complains about how revealing it is.
* ThroughHisStomach: Misato catches her trying to cook something for Shinji. Asuka quickly denies it and says it's for Hikari.
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:After the TimeSkip, years of living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland under near-constant combat turned her into what is essentially an embittered mercenary.]] This being said, it doesn't undo her CharacterDevelopment in ''2.0'' that made her better as a person so much as it made her more cynical.
** JerkassHasAPoint: [[spoiler:Her rant on Shinji being childish and thinking the world revolves around him and his desires ''does'' have a aura of truth. While Shinji didn't know at the time that he was causing the Third and later Fourth Impact, it doesn't change the fact that he messed up the world ''twice.'']]
* {{Transhuman}}: [[spoiler:As with Shinji, however, in her case it's subtly shown in a FreezeFrameBonus way when her [[GlowingEyes eyes glow blue]] and the angel sealing runes appear in her [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatch]].]]
* TykeBomb: She entered the European Air Force and reached the rank of Captain at 14.
* {{Tritagonist}}: Arguably in 3.0. [[spoiler:It's possible she'll become a full {{Deuteragonist}} in 4.0]].
* {{Tsundere}}: While it's debatable whether or not ''Soryu'' ever was one, ''Shikinami'' is undeniably a tsundere, as she does clearly show more of a good side.
** [[spoiler:In 3.33, the continous war during the TimeSkip has taken much of her 'dere' side, specially towards Shinji.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Gendo. Like everyone else in 3.0, aside from Fuyutsuki.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: [[spoiler:Apparently with Mari in ''3.0''. They have very good teamwork after working together for 14 years, but Asuka constantly belittles Mari as a "four-eyed favorite" and Mari disparages Asuka as a "[[WellExcuseMePrincess princess]]".]]
* WellExcuseMePrincess: [[spoiler:Her partner Mari]] even responds to her insults and demands by calling her "princess".
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Even if she wasn't truly a friend of hers, [[spoiler:her change of way of referring to Rei in 3.0 shows signs of this, it might justified for the fact in the TimeSkip she came to know her [[CloningBlues secret]], that the Rei she's referring to is a different one from the Rei in 2.0, and is implied to have fought with her "spares" [[WeHaveReserves more than once]]]].
** More obvious in Shinji's case. It's downright painful how he's so damn happy and relieved when he finds her alive, and, [[DramaticIrony unlike the audience]] absolutely doesn't see that punch comming, however, it seems to be {{Zigzagged|Trope}} given that [[spoiler:she's not going to let him die or run away from his problems again, as well as being affected by the fact that, during their fight in Central Dogma, he slaps her Eva.]]
* WhenSheSmiles: Not to the degree of Rei, mind you, but at one point in ''2.0'' [[spoiler:before everything goes to Hell]], she gives a very relaxed, genuine one, and it's ''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming beautiful]]''.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Even if the child in question is reduced to a catatonic wreck, and all threat from him was all but neutralized.]] And then she has the gall to complain that he would attack a [[WouldHitAGirl female opponent]] who, unlike him, had training and battle experience.


[[folder: Mari Illustrious Makinami]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/MaayaSakamoto (JP), Creator/TrinaNishimura (EN)
->''"[[NightmareFetishist The smell of LCL... My favorite smell in the world.]]"''

A new character from the ''Rebuild'' continuity, Mari Makinami is the designated pilot of Unit-05 and the [[FallingIntoTheCockpit undesignated pilot of Unit-02]] later on in ''2.0'' when she makes off with it to join in the battle against Zeruel.

In contrast with Shinji, Asuka, and Rei, she's shown to genuinely enjoy piloting, taking pleasure in killing the Angels and describing it as "fun." Also in contrast with the rest of the main cast, she appears to be a relatively sane person -- outside of battle, at least.

Her personality has a few feral aspects, such as her fixation on scent and her [[AttackAttackAttack reckless style of fighting]].

'''Associated tropes:'''

* ActionGirl
* AscendedExtra: WordOfGod indicated [[ in an interview]] that she was originally going to have a much smaller role in ''2.0''. Viewer response to her brief appearance in ''1.0'''s [[OnTheNext post-movie trailer]] changed that.
* AttackAttackAttack: Her default strategy.
* AxCrazy: When up against the Angels, there is nothing she loves more than [[BloodKnight ripping them to pieces.]]
* BadassAdorable
* TheBerserker: And how! She makes [=EoE=]!Asuka look controlled, especially at the end of 2.0.
* BigDamnHeroes: Seems to have a fondness for this kind of entry. She loves to make an entrance, pulls her shots until the last possible second and generally does what she can to make her screen time memorable. [[spoiler: She even manages to put an end to Fourth Impact when it seems like all hope is lost by tackling a mecha god in mid-air and forcing Shinji to eject.]]
* TheBigGirl: She replaces Toji as a pilot in ''Rebuild''. Her personality and fighting style certainly give leverage to this, as well.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The brunette to blonde Rei and redhead Asuka.
* BloodKnight: Good lord, she takes this to '''nightmare''' levels. Even after having her Eva's arm, an eye, and a good chunk of ''brain'' knocked off by Zeruel (and feeling all the pain from the injuries), she asks Shinji why he doesn't fight, because fighting is ''so much fun''.
* BlindWithoutEm
* ButNotTooForeign: Half Japanese, half British, according to the pamphlet included in the Evangelion 2.22 Blu-Ray.
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule
* CatSmile: Keeps one on her face through much of ''3.0''.
* CloudCuckoolander: She's pretty perky for an Eva pilot, retaining her cheerful, aloof outlook on life even in the face of gruesome pain and impending apocalypse.
** Not to mention charging into her battle with Unit-05 against the bone Angel while singing a jaunty little tune.
** [[spoiler:With the exception of Sakura, she's also the only member of WILLE who seems to have any cheer left after Third Impact.]]
* CrashIntoHello: TurnedUpToEleven - she crashes into poor Shinji with a parachute.
* CreepyChild: In almost the exact opposite way that Rei and Kaworu are. She's extremely perky, cheerful and energetic even in situations where she ''definitely'' shouldn't be which, compared to the much more human reactions of the rest of the cast makes her come off as... off. The fact that she's absolutely ruthlessness in an Eva also adds to this.
* CuteAndPsycho: Her meganekko look is subverted by the SlasherSmile she sports whenever a good fight starts.
* DCupDistress: She complains her breasts make it hard to find fitting clothes.
* DeadpanSnarker: "Things just seem to work out for him, huh?"
* DissonantSerenity: she reacts extremely casually to the prospect of [[spoiler: Fourth Impact]] specially when compared to, well, every other character.
* DoubleAgent: Possibly. Her sneaking into Japanese territory via parachute indicates she's up to something, as does her line "I don't really feel comfortable bringing adults into my affairs." Plus, jacking Unit 02 without official approval isn't exactly standard NERV procedure.
** [[spoiler:As of ''3.0'' it seems a moot point, as any organization she was working for has long since been disbanded or killed off after Third Impact. Now she works full time for WILLE along with most of the previous NERV staff.]]
** In an interview, Maaya Sakamoto says Mari is a simple, straightforward person with no hidden agenda.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Mari's first name was revealed in, of all things, ''Anime/PetitEva''. [[ She appeared in her original outfit from]] ''1.0's'' trailer.
* ForeignFanservice
* FriendlySniper: In ''3.0.'', Mari specializes in powerful long ranged rifles, putting her in this territory.
* GagBoobs: She complains that her original plugsuit is too tight around her chest, and then jiggles her boobs enthusiastically when she gets her new one.
* GirlishPigtails
* GlowingEyes: When she activates Beast Mode on Unit 02. Check out the picture in the description for SlasherSmile in this section. Oddly, her eyes [[GreenEyes glow green.]]
* GirlyBruiser: Don't be decieved by all the pink, she is very much capable of instant headshots.
* GodCreatedCanonForeigner: Anno apparently wrote her up specifically for the Rebuild movies, and has described her as the only character who is not "a part of him." See MarySue entry for possible explanation.
* GoodIsNotSoft: When not [[TheBerserker piloting an Eva]], she's one of the nicest characters in the movies.
* HairColorDissonance: Within canon her hair is brown, but in supplemental materials (like the picture above) and in fanart it often gets represented as violet.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Becomes this with Asuka [[spoiler: after the Timeskip]], with a heavy dose of VitriolicBestBuds. The fandom likes to think [[LesYay otherwise]].
* HotBlooded: People are calling her a [[GurrenLagann female Kamina]], for Heaven's sake. It doesn't help that she openly sympathizes with Unit 02 while it turns into a robotic, coked-up man-frog from the Wrath circle of Hell.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Or not so innocent, [[{{Troll}} it's hard to tell with her.]]
* IWorkAlone: Lampshaded by Misato. In contrast to Asuka, however, she will not hesitate to cooperate with Rei if it becomes necessary.
** She ends up [[spoiler: as Asuka's frequent partner in 3.0, showing she gets over this.]]
* LadyOfWar: The irony is that ''Asuka'' was this in the anime.
* MarshmallowHell: After she parachutes onto Shinji.
* TheMcCoy: To Rei's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Asuka's [[TheKirk Kirk]].
* {{Meganekko}}
* TheMerch: Regardless of Mari's future relevance to the plot, Gainax is marketing the ''crap'' out of her. She gets a very popular [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule schoolgirl uniform]], ''two'' unique plugsuits, and is already catching up to Asuka and Rei in sheer number of non-canon outfits (such as yukatas and swimsuits -- it's only a matter of time before she appears in {{Meido}} uniform and GothicLolita), making for a staggering diversity of dolls to unleash upon the already glutted Eva figure market. And let's not even get into her AwesomeButImpractical EVA-05, a robot that only really makes sense as a toy. [[spoiler:And now that she has her own hot pink EVA-08 (in different forms!), and all the pilots don new plugsuits for ''3.0'', we can only imagine the deluge of new toys waiting in the wings.]]
* MsFanservice
* NiceGirl: Her actions toward Shinji in 2.0 seem like this.
** She's also one of the few characters in 3.0 which doesn't want to [[JustShootHim kill/use Shinji and be done with him]], although this time it's less out of kindness and mainly because she doesn't actually have a problem with the world post-Third Impact so long as she still gets to pilot Eva.
* NightmareFetishist: She seems, uh, awfully fond of LCL. While it remains to be seen what role LCL will play in ''Rebuild'', it's difficult not to think of the original series, where it's essentially the blood of Lilith (and smells like it, according to Shinji). It's that and, of course, [[FanNickname Tang]].
* NoNameGiven: Outside of [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary materials]], her full name doesn't appear in her debut film at all with the exception of the credits and preview of ''3.0''.
** It's extremely difficult to hear, but the support crew uses her full name in 2.22 when they're switching Unit 02's core configuration. None of the on-screen characters address her by any name until 3.0.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: To Shinji.
* NotGrowingUpSucks: [[spoiler:In ''3.0''.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:She realizes what Gendo's plan is and drops the CloudCuckoolander act for a bit after Eva-13 absorbs Lilith]].
* OlderThanSheLooks: [[spoiler:In ''3.0.'', she's actually 28 years old, but hasn't physically aged due to piloting the Evangelion stunting her growth in some way. Of course, she doesn't really make a big deal about it like Asuka does.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler:After Eva-13 awakens, she actually is worried and doesn't joke around.]]
* ParodySue: One possible interpretation of her name and the unexpected introduction of her character is that [[ she's an allusion to characters created by the fandom]], specifically, a generally brave, well-adjusted and ''sane'' protagonist of a typical Evangelion FixFic. Turns out, determination of ThePollyanna is not enough to turn the plot on its head... and moreover, the movie demonstrates how such GenkiGirl demeanor in Evangelion's setting would actually [[{{Deconstruction}} come across as unrealistic and creepy]].
* PervertedSniffing: Subverted/Played with. While she does enjoy the scent of LCL, [[CluelessChickMagnet Shinji's pheromones]] or some combination thereof and reacts with a blush, checking for residual LCL scent is actually a valid method to spot a fellow EVA pilot, and she seemed [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace completely oblivious]] to any more sexual implications of her actions and the discomfort/awkwardness this was causing Shinji.
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/MaayaSakamoto's not always put in an AxCrazy role, and considering that her debut role is [[VisionOfEscaflowne Hitomi Kanzaki]], it is jarring enough.
* PsychoForHire: When she's piloting an EVA unit.
* PrecisionFStrike PunctuatedForEmphasis: ''"Just... fucking... die!!"''
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Asuka's Blue
* TheRival: Mari's development in ''2.0'' was intended to make her come across as one for Asuka, to the point of [[spoiler:"usurping her" in piloting Unit-02.]] And then in ''3.0'', [[spoiler:they become this and long-time teammates.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Seemingly of Shinji/Asuka [[spoiler: if her comments on Shinji helping Asuka are anything to go by as she pulls him out of Eva-13.]]
** Her conversation with Asuka earlier in the movie has shades of this as well.
-->'''Mari:''' So how is the puppy boy?, is he obediently staying still?
-->'''Asuka:''' Nothing has changed about him! He still has that sorry face!
-->'''Mari:''' Ohh, so you went to see his face?
-->'''Asuka:''' No!
* SlasherSmile: [[ Oh, yes.]]
* {{Sociopathic Hero}}ine
* SociopathicSoldier: The Psychopath type.
* SpotOfTea: Was to invite Shinji to have Tea with her in one of the ununsed scenes from the CR. 3.0 ultimately reveals that they kept her love of tea, to the point that she has bottles of it lying around in EVA 08's entry plug. This being Mari, [[DissonantSerenity she's seen taking a sip of it during freakin']] [[spoiler: Fourth Impact]], [[NightmareFetishist in a capsule filling with LCL.]]
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Creator/MaayaSakamoto speaks English just well enough that she can at least be understood without subtitles, which if nothing else puts her a few measures above Koichi Yamadera's "[[{{Engrish}} English]]" earlier in the film.
** She does the English again in 3.0, calling out "Hey, c'mon!" to [[spoiler:Rei Q before headshotting the latter's Eva]].
* {{Troll}}: A lot Mari's interactions with Asuka in ''3.0'' have her annoying Asuka ForTheLulz.
* VitriolicBestBuds: [[spoiler:Apparently with Asuka in ''3.0''. They have very good teamwork after working together for 14 years, but Asuka constantly belittles Mari as a "four-eyed favorite" and Mari disparages Asuka as a "[[WellExcuseMePrincess princess]]."]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Gendo. Just like Kaworu, she seemed to realize what his plan is - and much like Kaworu, she's not pleased to sit around and let it happen.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki

[[folder:Kaworu Nagisa]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (JP), Creator/JerryJewell (EN)
->''The time has come, Ikari Shinji-kun. [[MetaGuy This time]], I'll bring you happiness.''

* TheAce: In Shinji's own words "You can do anything!", and indeed, Kaworu proves to be even more talented than he was established to have been. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted in the most brutal way possible, in that during the final battle Kaworu is completely outfoxed by Gendo and is rendered incapable of doing anything to stop Shinji from causing Fourth Impact.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Heavily implied to be his central problem. As an Angel, humanity views him as a monster and either shun him out of fear or attempt to destroy him (the [[spoiler:[[ExplosiveLeash DSS Choker]] put on Shinji in 3.0]] was originally built for Kaworu). His few "allies" use him as a means to an end and rarely, if ever, interact with him directly. His fast friendship with Shinji is built around the fact that [[spoiler:they are the only one the other has, especially in Shinji's case by the time of 3.0]].
* AllPowerfulBystander: [[spoiler:During the final battle of 3.0, Kaworu does almost nothing beyond talk to himself and freak out while Shinji struggles to fight Asuka. Justified in that he realizes that he has no reason to fight her, unlike Shinji and it's heavily implied that there were greater events taking place at the time that only Kaworu was aware of.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Much like the original and the manga.
* AntiAntiChrist / ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler:Like Shinji, but his personality and religious symbolism is closer to a MessianicArchetype.]]
* ArtEvolution: By the time of his "official" debut in 3.0, Kaworu's hair has become shorter and spikier and his features softer and more friendly compared to in the previous movies.
* AscendedExtra: In ''Rebuild 3.0.'', he's essentially the main character alongside Shinji.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: In ''Rebuild'' he's shown on the moon without a spacesuit. [[FemaleGaze Or any clothing for that matter]]. 3.0 shows him walking through gale force winds without so much as flinching, even as Shinji tries to keep up wearing a pressurized breathing suit.
* {{Bishonen}}: Prettier than ever, thanks to the beefed up animation.
* BrutalHonesty: [[spoiler:Shinji asked for the truth and Kaworu told him exactly what he did in ''3.0''.]] Oh yes, it is ''brutal''.
* ChessmasterSidekick: Kaworu is clearly both more powerful and more aware of the situation than Shinji is, however in their partnership he's more than happy to let Shinji take the lead. This may or may not be due to his well-established goal of bringing Shinji happiness.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler: Despite his rather foreboding appearances in the first two movies and both of his plugsuits being primarily black and purple (featuring the numbers [[NumberOfTheBeast six]] and [[ThirteenIsUnlucky thirteen]] on them), Kaworu proves to be completely well intentioned and very kind to Shinji.]]
* DeathIsCheap: "We'll meet again, Shinji-kun." [[spoiler:Unlike the other angels' deaths, there was no rainbow in Kaworu's demise and a ghostly apparition of him flashes briefly before the Fourth Impact ends. Without bringing up ''what'' Kaworu really is, it's obvious it won't be the last time we'll see him.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In ''3.0''.
* DuetBonding: He and Shinji become closer through playing piano duets. Justified in that it's clearly the only remotely normal thing in Shinji's life at the time, [[spoiler: and is revealed to be a way of subconciously preparing them to pilot EVA-13.]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Stops the Fourth Impact by making Shinji's collar, which he borrowed earlier, pop him like a zit. There's some hints that he's NotQuiteDead though.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler: He didn't know that he would be the Thirteenth Angel in Rebuild. He only knew that he was the ''First''.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: The first ''Rebuild'' movie has him in a scene at the very end.
* {{Foil}}: His dynamic with Shinji is played up as this even more than in the original series due to his extended screen time allowing for their differences to become more emphasized.
* FourIsDeath: [[spoiler:To prevent the Fourth Impact, he performs a HeroicSacrifice.]]
* GodWasMyCopilot: Seems to want to use his semi-omnipotence to tip the scales in Shinji's favor. [[spoiler: Taken literally later on, in that Kaworu co-pilots EVA-13 with Shinji.]]
* TheHeart: In ''3.0''.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Kaworu kills himself with Shinji's ExplosiveLeash in order to prevent Fourth Impact. It weakens Eva-13 enough to make it lose some power and starts falling from the sky, letting Mari ejecting Shinji from Eva-13 to end it completely]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Unlike in the original series, Kaworu and Shinji are presented as a more equal partnership in the Rebuild movies and both are shown to both admire and trust the other tremendously, making them come closer to this than they did in earlier incarnations. If anything, it increases the HoYay between them.
* HopeSpot: Kaworu delivers several of these to Shinji. [[spoiler: Sadly, as hard as he might have tried, he never lives up to any of them.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Seems to be this way in 3.0.
* KnightOfCerebus: He arrives at the end of ''2.0''. ''3.0'' is his feature movie and it is '''dark'''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: No, not Ode to Joy this time, but Thème Q and its variants (though Ode to Joy does make an appearance, [[MythologyGag of course]].).
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Becomes this to Shinji in 3.0. [[spoiler: His death sends Shinji over the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* LoveMartyr: [[spoiler:Not just for Shinji as a person, but also for how he feels for the lilin that is implied to fear/hate him.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Toward Shinji somewhat, though he does ''really'' care for Shinji, many of his explanations doesn't add up with what we saw happening at the end of 2.0, and also enter in contradiction with what we see later in the movie, also he suspiciously omits to mention to Shinji that he interrupted Near Third Impact fourteen ago with the Spear of Cassius, that he was the former pilot of Mark.06, or even the existence of SEELE, who are the true masterminds behind the Human Instrumentality Project. It's probable that he only manipulates Shinji because he really believes it's for a good cause though (Shinji's happiness). He has no idea that he himself is being manipulated by Gendo.]]
* MessianicArchetype: UpToEleven.
* MoreHeroThanThou: [[spoiler:Shinji regrets this. Deeply. ''Famously... Famously...'']]
* MysticalWhiteHair
* MythologyGag: [[ItMakesSenseInContext In reverse.]] When he contemplates on [[spoiler:what are the spears lodged in Lilith]] before making any action, he stands(?) completely motionless for over a minute, not talking.
* NakedOnArrival
* NiceGuy: Ridiculously nice, polite and shown to be very caring. [[spoiler:And unlike in the original series, it's genuine from the get-go instead of him BecomingTheMask.]]
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Downplayed, but still present. He's a lot more respectful of Shinji's personal space this time around, but there are a couple of times he gets closer to Shinji than the latter is (initially) comfortable with.
* NotSoDifferent: No, not with Rei, it seems, but with [[spoiler: Shinji]].
* ObliviouslyEvil: He, like Shinji, has no idea [[spoiler:he's being manipulated into apocalyptic villainy]], though unlike Shinji, he realizes something is wrong.
* OhCrap: In ''Rebuild 3.0.'', he has one of these moments when he realizes that [[spoiler:he and Shinji have been manipulated into wiping out the rest of humanity. Though he realized when they got there that ''something'' was wrong, but he was unable to stop Shinji from pulling out the lances.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness]]: When Kaworu figures out [[spoiler:he's been duped by Gendo all along]], ''he has a HeroicBSOD''!
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted, he is one of the few people who's actually nice, even after [[spoiler:Third Impact]].
* SatelliteCharacter: Somehow even more than in the original show, his sole motivations through the movies revolve around making Shinji happy, and has almost no other characterization beside that. He also doesn't interact with anyone but Shinji (except in the final scene of 1.0 where he talks to SEELE-01 on the Moon), to the point where in 3.0 it's extremely unclear whether or not [[spoiler:WILLE]] knew that he was [[spoiler:piloting EVA-13 alongside Shinji, or even if he was still alive after the time skip]].
* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler: He wanted to go against Gendo's plans for Instrumentality. He failed, because Gendo outgambitted him first.]]
* ShirtlessScene: In ''Rebuild 2.0'', he gets a brief one on his first appearance, sitting there half naked on the Moon.
* SixthRanger
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler:In 3.0 to NERV; though there's still some ambiguity on the matter, we have no reason to doubt that Kaworu was trying to help Shinji.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Shinji, for some as of yet unexplained reason. [[spoiler: It's Shinji who betrays Kaworu this time around, not vice-versa.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Gendo, though he's the only one, besides Mari, who realizes it.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: It is implied through his lines and almost sickly body language that [[spoiler:getting "cast down to the thirteenth angel" had some sort of negative effect on Kaworu's powers, thus rendering him incapable of stopping Fourth Impact until it was already well underway]].
* YourHeadAsplode and/or OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:How he dies in ''Rebuild 3.0''.]]

[[folder:[[spoiler: "Rei Q"]]]]

!!!Voiced by: MegumiHayashibara (JP), Creator/BrinaPalencia (EN)
->''"[[EmotionlessGirl What is "liked"?]]"''

A different Rei seen in ''Rebuild 3.0.'' She's completely emotionless and submissive, lacking the original Rei's hidden caring side[[spoiler: at least at first]]. Shinji dislikes her for being so different from "his" Rei, yet so identical in appearance.

* BeYourself: [[spoiler:Eventually, Rei-Q is told that she should do what she thinks she should, not what the original Rei would do, by Asuka nonetheless]].
* CloningBlues
* EmotionlessGirl: Rei Q is basically mechanical and seems to have less understanding of emotions than even the original Rei. She's even implied to be soulless, or at least that her soul is different than that of a normal human. But is subverted towards the end as she shows visual confusion on [[spoiler:Shinji's declarations that she's "not Ayanami" and finds herself wondering just who she is, her confusion becoming more and more apparent as time goes on.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: Rei Q is completely submissive and just follows orders. In fact, she literally won't do anything except wait ''unless'' ordered.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl
* LossOfIdentity: [[spoiler:Rei Q enters in an existential crisis after Shinji refuses to acknowledge her as "his" Ayanami.]]
* NoNameGiven: Shinji is the only one who calls her "Ayanami" ("Rei" in the English dub), [[spoiler:and stop doing it after learning that she's not the same Rei than the one he knew]]. Everyone else refers to her by indirect ways, such as "Lilin imitation" (Kaworu), "SEELE's fill-in pilot" (Mari) or "Ayanami Type" (Asuka). The closest she have to an official name, according to the [[AllThereInTheManual theatrical booklet]], is "Tentative Name: Rei Ayanami".
* NoSocialSkills: Even moreso than the original Rei.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: One interpretation of Kaworu's comment that the "placement of her soul" is different than of other humans. For another interpretation, see SoullessShell below.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Averted. [[spoiler:Shinji proceeds to throw the new Rei clone from 3.0 into an existential crisis by outright telling her that he doesn't consider her "his" Ayanami.]]
* ReplacementScrappy: For some, arguing that she's a reset to any improvement that the original Rei had, and in-universe apparently if count Shinji's way of refering to her when he finds out she's not the Rei he knew.
* SciFiBobHaircut
* SoullessShell: Implied by Kaworu to be a soulless entity, [[spoiler:while Rei's soul is still stuck in Eva Unit-01.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: She doesn't even know what it means to "like" something.
* WhatWouldXDo: What would Rei Ayanami do?
* WomanInBlack: Rei Q wears an all black plugsuit compared to the original's white one. Hence "[[FanNickname Kuro Rei]]". She's not really a villain, but [[spoiler:she's working for the bad guys regardless]].

!!NERV Staff

[[folder:Misato Katsuragi]]

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!!!Voiced by: Creator/KotonoMitsuishi (JP), Allison Keith (EN)

In the ''Rebuild'' movies, she starts as a Lt. Colonel and the Second Impact looks quite different. [[spoiler:In ''3.0.'', she has become the leader of WILLE, an anti-NERV organization that she formed after Third Impact. She has become considerably colder in the 14 years that have passed, to the point where she fully blames Shinji for the Third Impact.]]

* AntiHero: Scales all the way to Type 4 by 3.0.
* AwfulTruth: A part of her knows that she [[spoiler:partially influenced Shinji into causing Third Impact]].
* BrokenBird: Even moreso in ''Rebuild 3.0.'' than before.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Gets really angry when she sees Kaji flirting with Ritsuko.
* ColonelBadass: Starts off as a Lieutenant Colonel before becoming a full Colonel in ''Rebuild''. [[spoiler: In ''3.0'', she gets to be the Captain of a gargantuan flying battleship.]]
* CoolBigSis[=/=]ParentalSubstitute: She tries hard to be a maternal/big-sister figure to Shinji and to guide him, with limited success. [[spoiler:This falls apart, utterly, in ''3.0'' - she's too consumed by pain at the effects of Third Impact to be anything but cold towards him for his actions (not least because she'd encouraged him before learning just ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt what]]'' he'd bring about).]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In ''1.0''.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler:From long, wavy hair with parted bangs to a strict knot that takes away much of her warmth.]]
* IHaveNoSon: No biological one, but Shinji is just "Subject BM 03" to her now.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler:It is her duty to eliminate the potential [[ApocalypseMaiden impact trigger]], which she resents for causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and presumably, Kaji's death. But then, her earlier feelings for him resurface, and she fails to kill him...]]
* KnightTemplar: Heads into this direction in ''3.0''.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:She vocally blames Shinji for causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, not acknowledging that she urged him on at all. It's made more twisted because she ''does'' know deep down that she's partially to blame, and treats Shinji badly partially because his presence reminds her of that.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Urges Shinji to follow his heart at the end of ''2.0'', leading to him kicking off [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]].]]
* ParentalNeglect: [[spoiler: When Shinji wakes up after 14 years inside EVA-01's core in ''3.0'', her behavior toward him is curiously similar to Gendo's.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Even after she TookALevelInJerkass, she can't bring herself to activate the choker when Eva. Mark 09 takes Shinji from the Wunder.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Wants to avenge her father, as in the original. [[spoiler:Then, of course, the harshness of the post-impact world did much to cultivate her already present, but moderate Captain-Ahab-tendencies. Ironically, it seems like she is now out to avenge Kaji, the man who was so much like her father...]]
* [[SlipKnotPonytail Slipknot-Hairknot]]: [[spoiler:It comes off when the Wunder is attacked by the Mark 09, but, more realistically, doesn't completely unravel, but just 'decays' into the sideways ponytail it was "made of."]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:She is much colder in ''3.0'', to the point that she put an ExplosiveLeash around Shinji's neck so he can't cause another Impact.]]
** May ultimately be a subverted trope. [[spoiler: While she's certainly colder, when trying to keep Shinji from leaving, she says she will ensure his safety and ultimately can't bring herself to kill him when given the opportunity. There are also several later scenes that show that she's not as cold as she appears. When unable to reach the Awakened Unit-13, instead of worrying about the world, she explicitly worries about ''Shinji''.]] Time will have to tell, however.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Kaji.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Gendo.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Her 3.0 self. As Asuka puts it, [[spoiler:"Prioritize the objective and expede human life is the Captain's Motto after all!" While this is realistic development, it marks a drastic departure from her pre-TimeSkip self who was the most likely person to consider human lives, in contrast to Ritsuko or Gendo.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:There was a time where he was a lot more to her than "Test Subject BM-03". She even threatens and attempts to kill him, but ultimately cannot bring herself to actually pull the trigger on Shinji.]]

[[folder:Ritsuko Akagi]]

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!!!Voiced by: Creator/YurikoYamaguchi (JP), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)

* BeautyMark
* BoyishShortHair: [[spoiler:Post-Timeskip.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In the first two films, in comparison to the original series. She does have a somewhat expanded role in the third movie, though.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Presumably, she gets away with it because she's a...
* HotScientist
* SciFiBobHaircut
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Moreso than in the original.

[[folder:Gendo Ikari]]

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!!!Voiced by: Creator/FumihikoTachiki (JP), Creator/JohnSwasey (EN)

* AdaptationNameChange: [[spoiler:In the series, his "maiden name" was Gendo Rokubungi, and he took on Yui's surname, Ikari. In ''Rebuild'', Ikari is ''his'' name.]]
* BigBad: Shaping up to be this as of ''3.0''.
%%* TheChessmaster
* GenerationXerox: He is in many ways a dark mirror of what Shinji could grow into.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though reluctant to bond with his son at first, he makes more of an effort to as Rei opens up as a person. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope But all of that was only so he could manipulate Shinji psychologically, making sure that his plans could be advanced.]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk What an asshole.]]]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:He breaks Shinji in ''3.0'' to ensure his goal is fulfilled. Yep, still the same Gendo [[ManipulativeBastard we know and loathe]].]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Yui's "death" clearly did a number on his grasp of morality.
* TheMaidenNameDebate: Averted; [[spoiler:in this continuity Yui's maiden name was ''Ayanami'']].
* ManipulativeBastard: Par the norm, but he establishes himself as being worse than the original in ''3.0''.
* NotSoDifferent: To Shinji. As well as Keel Lorenz from the original anime, highlighted by his visor in ''3.0''.
* OneWayVisor: He has a cybernetic visor installed in his head as of ''3.0''.
* PetTheDog: This version of Gendo seems to care considerably more about Rei and Shinji, especially in ''2.0''. [[spoiler:Not so much by ''3.0''.]]
* PreMortemOneLiner: Gives a long one to [[spoiler:the whole council of SEELE while Fuyutsuki shuts them down, one by one]].

[[folder:Doctor Kozo Fuyutsuki]]

!!!Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (JP), Creator/KentWilliams (EN)

* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: As much as he wants to save Yui, he honestly would prefer to make Shinji cooperate with him and Gendo than manipulating him into doing so.]]
* BeleagueredAssistant: Shows signs of this by ''3.0''. [[spoiler: He also wishes to save Yui, but he clearly does not like breaking Shinji the way he did and wants both Shinji and Gendo to interact with each other]].
* BreakThemByTalking: Does this to [[spoiler:Shinji]] in ''3.0''.
* BrutalHonesty: He reveals the truth behind [[spoiler: Rei, Yui, and what Gendo is willing to do to achieve his goal. Unlike Kaworu this was meant to manipulate Shinji]].
* MyGreatestFailure: It's hinted that he considered himself at fault for failing to prevent Yui's "death."
* OnlySaneMan: He's decidedly more measured and sane compared to much of the cast.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Shogi is a hobby of his and he uses it as a means to converse with Shinji.


[[folder:Ryoji Kaji]]


!!!Voiced by: Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), Creator/JMichaelTatum (EN)

* AmbiguouslyBi: Flirts with Shinji, but he might be just teasing.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Is completely absent in Rebuild ''3.0.'', [[spoiler:and unlike Touji, Kensuke, or Hikari, he only gets referenced in a passing, off-handed comment by Koji, so whether or not he actually died is unknown.]]
* {{Engrish}}: Kaji's attempts to speak to Americans in ''Rebuild 2.0''. Everyone else who speaks English in the film is [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish really quite good]], but Kaji is ear-crunchingly awful. If it weren't for the subtitles he'd almost be unintelligible. What makes it worse is that it's smack-dab in the middle of a dramatic scene, and the sheer {{Narm}}iness of his accent almost completely ruins the tension.


[[folder:Maya Ibuki]]

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!!!Voiced by: Creator/MikiNagasawa (JP), Creator/CaitlinGlass (EN)

* DoesNotLikeMen: Young men to be specific.
* BrokenBird: In ''3.0''.


[[folder:Makoto Hyūga]]


!!!Voiced by: Creator/HiroYuki (JP), Creator/MikeMcFarland (EN)


[[folder:Shigeru Aoba]]


!!!Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Phil Parsons (EN)


!![[spoiler:WILLE Staff]]

[[folder: Sakura Suzuhara]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (JP), Felecia Angelle (EN)
--> ''Thank you for being friends with my brother. I'm his [[WhamLine younger sister]], Sakura.''
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Touji's younger sister. She was injured badly in the first battle between Eva-01 and Sachiel, and is hospitalized for a long period of time as a result. Her injury is what angers Touji about Shinji at first, leading to him punching Shinji out (though she later scolds Touji for this, saying that Shinji protected them all with Eva-01, and didn't deserve that). Later, when Touji is offered to become the pilot of Eva-03, he agrees on the sole condition that she be transferred to NERV's medical facilities for improved treatment.

In ''Rebuild'', her name is revealed to be Sakura, and in ''2.0.'', she is discharged from the hospital shortly before the Eva-03 incident. [[spoiler:In ''3.0.'', she appears as an adult, now a Second Lieutenant in WILLE. She is the one responsible for watching over Shinji in the brief time he spends there.]]

'''Associated tropes'''

* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In ''2.0.'', she goes from TheGhost to TheCameo, [[spoiler:and in ''3.0.'', she's an officer for WILLE.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Reappears as a minor character in ''3.0''.]]
* TheGhost: In the original series and manga, but averted in ''Rebuild''.
* NiceGirl: Mostly, although like most characters she isn't so nice to Shinji.
* NoNameGiven: In all media up until ''Rebuild''.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler:In ''3.0.''.]]
* SiblingYinYang: Her brother was a JerkJock with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold an honest nice side]]]], she, on the other side, well, refer to below.
* StepfordSmiler: The other side of her personality.
* WalkingSpoiler: There's no way to justify her appearance in ''3.0'' without mentioning [[spoiler:the 14 year TimeSkip]].

[[folder: Kouji Takao]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkioOhtsuka (JP), Greg Dulcie (EN)

* BaldOfAwesome


[[folder: Sumire Nagara]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (JP), Krishna Smitha (EN)

* AmbiguouslyBrown


[[folder: Hideki Tama]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/AnriKatsu (JP), Aaron Roberts (EN)

* {{Bookworm}}: A bunch of books are lying around him in his introduction.


[[folder: Midori Kitakami]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/MariyaIse (JP), Creator/TiaBallard (EN)

* BrattyHalfPint: Her immaturity compared to the more experienced soldiers is PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Moe}}: Her default expression appears to be a permanent pout.


!!Other characters

[[folder:Yui Ikari]]
!!!Voiced by: MegumiHayashibara (JP), Creator/StephanieYoung (EN)

* AdaptationNameChange: [[spoiler:Her maiden name was Ayanami in ''Rebuild'', whereas in the series it was Ikari, and Gendo decided to take on her surname upon their marriage]].
* {{Badass}}: Like in the original series, when Unit 01 awakens.
* TheLostLenore: To Gendo.
* MaidenNameDebate: Averted with the revelation that [[spoiler:her maiden name was Yui Ayanami]].
* MissingMom
* SciFiBobHaircut
* SealedGoodInACan: Carried over from the original series, her soul is Eva Unit-01's OS, and is willing to CurbStompBattle anything that threatens her son.

[[folder: SEELE-01]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/{{Mugihito}} (JP), Bill Jenkins (EN)

%%* TheAgeless
* BigBad: Set up as this, working from behind the scenes. [[spoiler:And then subverted when Gendo forces himself into the spot by offing him and the other leaders of SEELE.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Designed EVA-13 with a dual entry plug system [[spoiler:not only to break the seal to Lilith's Chamber, but also to have Shinji as a back-up Impact Trigger in case something happens to Kaworu (or vice-versa). On top of that, he installed a backdoor program in Mark.09 to make it go into SuperMode and hack the AAA Wunder, to prevent WILLE from interfering with Fourth Impact. The only thing he didn't planed was for Kaworu to betray them because the Spear of Cassius in Lilith's Chamber was actually a Longinus (by Gendo's doing somehow), making him unable to repair the world and make Shinji happy and thus forcing him to sacrifice himself to weaken EVA-13 so Mari stop Fourth Impact.]] If it weren't for that, SEELE would had won.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Of TheVoice variety. Unlike the original television series, Lorenz is now represented solely by monolith.
* OutGambitted: Even though [[spoiler:Gendo overthrows him and the rest of SEELE, he and the rest of SEELE were still thinking that Gendo was continuing to follow their scenario for Instrumentality for all living beings, killing them as part of the ritual so their soul could rejoin the rest of mankind in Instrumentality. He and the others died never realizing that Gendo double-crossed them and set up events so Fourth Impact would be stopped before Instrumentality is set in motion.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Initially spelled "Keel Lorenz" in the closing credits, this is changed to "Kiel" by the second film.


[[folder:Touji Suzuhara]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki (JP), Creator/JustinCook (EN)

* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:In ''Rebuild 3.0.'', it's highly implied that he was one of the many victims of Third Impact.]]
* DemotedToExtra[=/=]SparedByTheAdaptation: His part in the story was given to Asuka in ''[[RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'', turning him and Kensuke into just ThoseTwoGuys. However whether or not that will change for the next films is uncertain.
** LampshadeHanging[=/=]MythologyGag: In Rebuild, when Kensuke mentions that NERV is looking for a test pilot for the recently arrived Unit 03, the camera pans to Touji, who looks down at his bare popsicle stick and mutters, "Damn, I didn't get it." [[DontExplainTheJoke He's talking about a giveaway contest]].
*** In the dub, this becomes "Man, nothing lasts forever," turning it into {{Fauxshadow}}ing.

[[folder:Kensuke Aida]]

!!!Voiced by: TetsuyaIwanaga (JP), Creator/GregAyres (EN)

* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Is highly implied to have died during Third Impact in Rebuild ''3.0.'', much like Touji and Hikari.]]
* DemotedToExtra

[[folder:Hikari Horaki]]

!!!Voiced by: Creator/JunkoIwao (JP), LeahClark (EN)

* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Is highly implied to have died during Third Impact in Rebuild ''3.0.'', much like Touji and Kensuke.]]
* DemotedToExtra


!!!Voiced by: MegumiHayashibara (JP), Creator/MonicaRial (EN)

* EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins: A genetically-altered penguin, nonetheless.
* ShooOutTheClowns: He becomes less prominent as ''2.22'' [[CerebusSyndrome reaches its climax]], and he is [[DarkerAndEdgier entirely absent]] from ''3.33''. [[spoiler:In the latter case, he probably died of old age somewhere between the fourteen-year timeskip.]]
* TeamPet: As usual.

[[folder:The Angels]]

* AdaptationDyeJob: Most prominently Sahaquiel, who goes from "bright orange with creepy eye designs" to [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows "pulsating black-striped rainbow."]]
* AlienGeometries: Ramiel; see StanceSystem below.
* [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Angel]]: Mark-04A and Mark-04B at the beginning of ''3.0''. There also appears to be the Nemesis series as a whole. [[spoiler: One attacks the Wunder and Misato uses it to test the power of Wunder]].
* EldritchAbomination: Just like the original series. [[spoiler: Then of course there's the Wunder, which originally belonged to the Adams and they can override WILLE's control of it]].
* EnergyBeing: The four Giants of Light known as the Adams shown during 2nd Impact.
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler: While it is currently a corpse, Lilith's body regenerated its missing legs in the past]].
* HolyHalo: Wunder has two and uses them to fly. Both the 3rd Angel and Sachiel also use one when they are floating.
* LivingShip: The Wunder.
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler: Lilith's head is removed during the timeskip]].
* PowerFloats: The 3rd Angel does this in order to escape the base in 2.0. In 3.0 Wunder is not only able to fly itself, but it can make all ships in WILLE's fleet float alongside it.
* RainOfBlood: Sahaquiel's cilia curl up like a spider's legs when it dies and the entire island-sized creature explodes into a fountain of blood that floods most of the city. How they cleaned it all up is anyone's guess.
** [[spoiler: Lilith's head does this when it explodes in front of Gendo]].
* [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Angel In A Can]]: [[spoiler: The 12th Angel of Rebuild is sealed inside Mark-06 during the timeskip]].
* ShapedLikeItself: The [[spoiler:Twelfth Angel has a full body core, meaning it's entire body ''is'' its core. Mark 09 as an Adams' Vessel is also a full body core.]]
* StanceSystem: The ''Rebuild'' incarnation of Ramiel changes form in extreme, often impossible ways to adapt its offense and defense to the constantly changing requirements of the battlefield.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Zeruel appears to do a version of this in ''Rebuild''. After Shinji forces Unit-01 into activation, Zeruel rushes forward and attempts to use its DeathRay that has destroyed everything it has been used on so far, but 01 blocks it with an AT Field [[ImplacableMan without flinching]]. 01's previously cut off arm then regenerates as pure energy and 01 prepares to use it to blast Zeruel away. Zeruel's reaction to having it pointed in its face before firing is to lean back and whimper.
* TearsOfBlood: [[spoiler: Lilith's head looks as if it's crying with a [[SlasherSmile smile]] on its face]].
* WaveMotionGun: Ramiel's energy attack, at its maximum setting, can melt through a ''mountain''.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Present on nearly every Angel, including Lilith.

[[folder:The Evangelions]]

* AdaptationalBadass: In the series, the Evas essentially do a total of five things: Punch, stab, shoot giant man-made guns, [[DeflectorShields project AT fields,]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and cause the extinction of humanity.]] Shinji, of all people, [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands greatly adds to that list]] by the end of the second movie.
* ArmCannon: [[spoiler: The rebuilt Unit-02 has a fully cybernetic limb that can be swapped out for one of these.]]
* BadassCape: [[spoiler:Mark 09 has one that also functions as a ''rocket''.]]
* TheBerserker: Along with Unit 01, there's [[spoiler:Unit 02 as "The Beast"]].
* CatsAreMean/ PantheraAwesome: [[spoiler:The rebuilt Unit-02's Beast Mode has a feline appearance, complete with paws, elongated canine teeth, and a tail.]]
* ConvenientColorChange: The green parts on Unit 01 glow red when she enters God Mode in 2.0. [[spoiler: Mark-09 turns RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver during 4th Impact to go along with its role as the Vessel of the Adams.]]
** [[spoiler: [[FreezeFrameBonus Unit 13's green parts also briefly turn red after it eats the Twelfth Angel and right before it enters its fully awakened state.]]]]
* CombatTentacles: [[spoiler: Mark 09 is initially equipped with some.]]
* CyberCyclops: Along with Unit 00, [[spoiler:the Mark-09]].
* EnergyBeing: Unit-01 almost becomes one at the end of ''02''. [[spoiler: Eva-13 follows its example in 3.0.]]
* EyeBeams: Unit-01 gains these when she becomes a PhysicalGod at the end of ''2.0'', and [[spoiler: uses them to pull a BigDamnHeroes at the beginning of ''3.0'' by dicing up an artificial Angel that was [[LightIsNotGood roasting]] Asuka.]]
* ExtraEyes: Along with Unit 02, [[spoiler:Mark 08, and Eva-13. Mark 09's regrown head also has five glowing red eyes]].
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Mark 09 is hijacked by SEELE in order to ensure it fulfills it programming]].
* FlawedPrototype: Unit 05 is referred to as a prototype but suffers from CripplingOverspecialization: it can't leave Bethany's tunnels without switching to battery power, has no ranged attack capabilities and is restricted to using a freakin' ''jousting lance'' as its WeaponOfChoice as its mechanical pincers can't hold anything else. On the other hand, Unit 05's ass is basically a rocket it uses for {{Flight}}.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:The ''Final'' teaser at the end of ''3.33'' features "Unit-08+02", which is formed from parts of Unit 02 being grafted onto a partially repainted Unit 08]].
* HeroicRROD: Shinji forces Unit 01 to do this against Zeruel. The consequences are [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt very grave]]...
* HighPressureBlood:
** Zeruel causes this reaction when it impales Unit-01's torso. Interestingly, Shinji is projectile-vomiting blood at the same time.
** Unit-02 demonstrates the trope in both incarnations of the Zeruel battle: both arms in the original, one arm and a chunk of its head in ''Rebuild''.
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler: Mark-09 grows a new head after it is no longer controlled by Rei Q]].
* HolyHalo: Unit-01, Unit-06, and [[spoiler: Eva-13 gets ''two'' during Fourth Impact]].
* HumanoidAbomination: With the "Abomination" part highlighted by Unit-02's Beast Mode and Unit-01's [[spoiler:and Eva-13's]] God Mode. [[spoiler: Several of the Evas are also Adams.]]
* LightIsNotGood: When a [[spoiler: Eva becomes a Giant of Light it means a Impact is underway, and that said Eva is also an Adam]].
* LuckySeven: Asuka uses Code 777 to [[spoiler:activate the Beast Mode]].
** Less lucky once you [[NumberOfTheBeast decrease every digit by one]] [[RankInflation and realize what it represents]]...
* JoustingLance: Unit-05 uses one to pierce AT-Fields.
* LivingBattery: Eva-01 acts as the [[spoiler:Wunder's]] battery and allows it flight.
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler:Mark 09 loses it early on but is still able to function fine during the rest of ''3.0''. Mark-06 loses its own head thanks to Mark 09 to unleash the Twelfth Angel. Unit 2 bites off Mark 9's regrown head while in Beast Mode, but it regenerates and returns the favor.]]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Unit 01, Unit 02, Unit 03, and [[spoiler: Mark 09]] all sport gaping maws full of sharp teeth during their rampages.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous:
** [[spoiler:Unit-03 after Bardiel takes control of it]], which grows two extra limbs in 2.0 to [[spoiler:hold Eva-01 back as it chokes her]].
** [[spoiler:Eva-13 in ''3.0''.]]
* OneWayVisor: Mark 06.
* PowerFloats: Mark 06 descends from the moon this way.
** [[spoiler:Unit-01 and Unit-13 both start to hover in their Awakened form]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: Along with Unit 01, [[spoiler:Eva-13 in ''3.0'']].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: Eva-13 eyes turn from Gold to Red when Kaworu's controls are shut off.]]
* SealedBadassInACan: Unit-01 is stuck in a tesseract-shaped cocoon at the beginning of ''3.0'' and ''still'' manages to [[CurbStompBattle annihilate an Angel]].
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Mark 06 is put inside [[spoiler:Lilith's headless corpse during the timeskip]].
* SinisterScythe: [[spoiler:Mark-09 wields one when assisting Mark 13]].
* SniperRifle
** As in the original, a positron rifle was used by Unit 01 against Ramiel
** [[spoiler:Eva-08 has one as one of its main weapons]].
* SuperPrototype: The Mark 06, which [[spoiler:used to have the potential to become a True Evangelion... until it was turned into the can for the 12th Angel during the timeskip]]. The 4.0 preview implies it might be the basis for the local equivalent of the MP Evas.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Asuka does this in 3.0 by having 2.0 detonate in order to destroy the Mark 09. She succeeds and survives along with most of Eva-02]].
* TheMissingFaction: Eva-07, Eva-10, Eva-11, and Eva-12.
* ThroatLight: Unit 01 in the Zeruel battle.