Fan Fic: Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega is a Neon Genesis Evangelion / Mass Effect crossover fic written by Xed Alpha.

Set several years after the end of the Reaper War, when Evangelion Unit-01 from post-End of Evangelion, having been contained outside of spacetime for a couple of eternities re-enters the universe and crashes into the side of Omega. An Aria who has been exposed to paragon Shepard discovers a... slightly older Shinji Ikari contained within. It doesn't take long until Citadel Council and other parties take notice. Then assassination attempts happen and people get kidnapped and things start to get more complicated. Needs a Better Description.

This fic, while not originally intending to, eventually ended up being somewhat of a romance. Takes a little bit to get into, but is a fun read either way. Just a placeholder for now, but add tropes as you spot 'em.

Enjoy!


This work provides examples of:

  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: WILLE's preventive measures to make sure Tevos isn't a threat nearly kill her.
  • Accidental Proposal: Shinji asks Aria to be his bond mate without realizing it's the equivalent of marriage.
  • After the End: In both cases, an extreme one in Shinji's case...
    • Third case comes up at the end of the first part when Shinji and Tevos are thrown into Rebuild-verse.
  • A God Am I: The Triumvirate of Leviathans seem to believe so. Shinji proceeds points out that he was, got bored and asked if the lonely squids with ego problems would like an appointment as his Consort-schedule had a slot open at Tuesday. The Leviathans didn't like that.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: EDEN, though implied intended to be this way.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Asuka apparently made one before Shinji restarted the universe.
  • Arson, Murder, and Admiration: How Aria sums up Shinji's situation after he's kidnapped by a Spectre.
    Aria: "So... he nearly cut a Spectre's throat, stole her weapon, and then took two of the most influential Asari in the galaxy hostage at gunpoint. You know, I can't help but feel slightly proud..."
  • Assimilation Plot: Gendo and Fuyutsuki are still at it in Rebuild-verse.
  • Badass Boast: Shinji makes one to a Leviathan.
    Leviathan: "WHO ARE YOU TO STAND BEFORE US, TINY ONE?"
    Shinji: "I am Lilim, the last Angel. I am also Adam and Lilith, the first Angels. I represent the beginning and end of all things as well as everything that came between. Who are you... to stand before me?"
  • Bait and Switch: The ENTIRE SEQUEL is this.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Shinji is still the nice, unassuming guy he was in canon, even after becoming engaged to Aria T'loak. He also uses cryo rounds in shootouts because it doesn't smell as bad as incendiary rounds and makes for a less messy clean up if you get to the bodies before the ice melts. Aria is slightly unnerved by his reasoning.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The Reapers, including Harbinger, do this under the control of Shepard
  • Blood Knight: Leeroy Jenkins is more interested in fighting Asuka than actually beating her.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: What does Shinji do when faced with a couple dozen soldiers all pointing guns at him? Ask what's up with all the cool hats and if Rei has one too.
  • Clothes Make the Legend: Shinji is given a male variant of Aria's Iconic Outfit (namely, the jacket is a full one and has coattails) as way of telling everyone that he's hers.
  • Cool Airship: AAA WUNDER in Rebuild-verse, of course.
  • Cool Hat: Shinji notes that everyone on WUNDER seems to have one.
  • Cool Starship: The Normandy (of course), Aria's Elbrus and later on, Shinji's Normandy-Class (Ayanami variant) Thunder Child.
  • Crash-Into Hello: A rather extreme variant. Unit-01 comes out of the Dirac Sea and crashes into Omega at the beginning of the story.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Aria and her men against WILLE, especially when Maya tries to tackle Aria. Aria doesn't even move except to turn her head and irritably tell Maya to get off.
  • Damsel in Distress: Averted when a Leviathan attempted to take Aria as a persuasion tool to get Shinji to join them.
    • Shinji became one for Ariato rescue in Part 2 after WUNDER's crew (read: Akagi) had thrown him in the brig after saving them.
  • Dating Catwoman: Possibly the basis of the entire fic. It's Shinji Ikari and Aria T'Loak, possibly doubles as a Crack Pairing, but somehow works out pretty good.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shinji's response to Aria asking if he's a lightweight is to remark that he wouldn't know given that he grew up outside of time... there wasn't a bar.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Shinji does this, granted with Unit 01 but still, when a Leviathan hovers over the Afterlife and tries to nab Aria to be their Damsel in Distress
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: When gathering the supplies he needs to heal Councilor Tevos, Shinji warns Misato that he's perfectly willing to end things without any more violence. He's also perfectly willing to kill every last one of them to save Tevos.
    • Soon after Shinji offers the same chance to the soldiers waiting for him.
  • The Dragon: Jona Sederis to Leviathans
    • You could say Shinji is to Aria, from a... certain perspective.
  • Dropping the Bombshell: After Shinji's kidnapped, brought to the Citadel, and told that he can't be allowed to leave in Aria's company, Tevos asks what he intends to do now. Shinji responds that he intends to take her hostage, make her bring him to a ship that'll take him back to Omega, and then have a light lunch followed by a nap. Tevos thinks he's trying to be funny until he reveals he stole Tisala's gun.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Aria doesn't allow slavery, organ trafficking, or biochemical weapon trading on Omega.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: When Shinji starts rambling about all the different signs that the Asari were genetically modified, Aria asks how he could possibly know all that. Shinji's in the middle of explaining how he has a doctorate in evolutionary biology and three PhDs when he remembers that he never finished high school, which is how he learned Yui uploaded all of her knowledge into him.
  • Eye Scream: Shinji's way of disposing Jona Sederis for good.
  • Fantastic Arousal: When Shinji takes Councilor Tevos hostage, he pokes her in the small of her back with a gun whenever she stops walking. Eventually she angrily snaps at him for his "molestation", causing him to remember that spot is a major erogenous zone on Asari.
  • Gargle Blaster: Noverian rum is completely non-alcoholic until it comes into contact with saliva. Then it ferments rapidly. Shinji insists it's some kind of chemical weapon then asks for another.
  • Genius Bonus: Alpha and Omega can stand for Shinji (Alpha) and Aria (Omega) since he pilots Unit-01 and she is Omega. It also stands for Shinji since he's not only the first and last angels, but he also became God for a time before the story started.
  • Genre Savvy: Shinji knows he doesn't have to chamber a round after stealing Misato's gun because she always keeps a full clip plus an additional round already chambered.
    • Just before saving the WUNDER from a mass effect relay, Shinji tells Rei she's about to get a lesson in human ingratitude. Sure enough, soon after revealing his angelic nature two separate characters nearly kill him and he's locked away to await execution.
  • How Unscientific!: Shinji's reaction when Ritsuko insists he couldn't have been an Eva pilot because he hasn't suffered the "Curse of Eva" (halted aging).
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: After Tisala starts working for Aria again, Shinji learns that either she was really out of shape when they fought or she was seriously holding back.
  • Impossible Thief: Kasumi, not so much in what she steals (everything), as the fact she can line other characters' pockets with stolen goods without them noticing.
  • Indy Ploy: Shinji openly admits he usually makes things up as he goes along.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: When hired by Aria and Shinji, Kasumi steals pretty much everything she finds while working. And when she can't carry anymore, she starts lining the other characters' pockets.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: In the sequel Ritsuko claims Shinji doesn't know anything important about Councilor Tevos' situation even though, given that Shinji's the only one who even knows her species, he clearly knows more about Tevos than anyone else present. Though Ritsuko doesn't know that Shinji also has a medical doctorate from his mother's memories and has studied Asari physiology.
  • Last of His Kind: Due to being far far older than the current universe, Shinji is the last Lilum.
  • Machiavelli Was Wrong: Aria has come to realize that ruling Omega through respect is better than through fear. It's less likely to result in betrayal for starters.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Younger Shinji joins Aria after his older alternate self points out that everyone in NERV and WILLE treats him like shit despite proving that they can't accomplish anything without him.
    WILLE Bridge Bunny: "So you're on their side now!?"
    Shinji: "Since when were any of you ever on my side?"]]
  • Mood Whiplash: Shinji fries Jona's head with Eye Beams then starts cursing as it also fried his eyeball and wonders if that's why Angels were always so pissed off.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Misato seems to be heading this way after both Young Shinji and EDEN call her out on how she and WILLE have treated Young Shinji.
  • Mythology Gag: Because Shepard doesn't have a canonical gender, they're never referred to with a gender specific pronoun.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: To make her understand how boring godhood is, Shinji asks Asuka if she'd enjoy playing a videogame where she can't be harmed and could destroy any enemy without pushing a button. True absolute power doesn't corrupt absolutely; it makes you absolutely sick of it in a mere moment.
  • No Sell: Between armor so advanced that "casual attire" can take a full clip of armor piercing rounds without a scratch and kinetic barriers, Shinji and the rest of Aria's crew can outright ignore small arms fire from WILLE.
  • Not Worth Killing: EDEN's thoughts on Misato.
  • Oh, Crap: Jona Sederis has one after she comments that all that matters with mercenaries in the end is who has the biggest gun, EDEN responds by activating Unit-01.
  • Older Than They Look: All the Children in the sequel are in their late twenties but still look fourteen as a side-effect of piloting the Evas.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Joker starts getting concerned when EDI uses contractions and breaks regulations since she never does either. This turns out to be because EDEN's hacking of EDI caused their programming to get scrambled.
    • In the sequel, Shinji realizes something is seriously wrong when no one in WILLE knows Tevos' name, meaning she wasn't in any condition to introduce herself.
    • Multiple characters note Misato gave up too easily against Aria's forces. This is because she's been replaced with EDEN.
  • Pet the Dog: Older Shinji offers to take his younger self back to Omega with him, or Earth, or wherever he wants to go. Rei too if she wants.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Aria halting all shipments of Eezo to Citadel space does more than just tell the Citadel not to screw with her. She also gets to charge again for all the canceled shipments and charge more due to the increased prices from the (short-lived) shortage.
    • Shinji utilizes this when telling Aria about his recruitment of younger Shinji and Rei. In doing so, he's tripled the number of people loyal to her that can pilot Unit-01.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: EDEN gives one to Misato in the sequel.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Probably not a good idea to be on Shinji's bad side when this happens. Later EDEN also when she activates the Dummy Plug System.
  • Right Behind Me: A heartwarming variation occurs when Shinji realizes that he accidentally asked Aria to marry him.
    Shinji: "Even if... Even if I wasn't entirely sure, it doesn't matter."
    EDEN: "And why is that?"
    Shinji: "Because the question...still...stands. And if she were right here, EDEN, I'd turn to her and say: 'Aria T'loak, will you be my bondmate! (beat) And she is standing right behind me, isn't she?"
  • Running Gag: Every time Shinji bumps into a woman, he steals her gun.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The Council is worried that with the power of an Evangelion, Aria will become a threat to the Citadel and thus order Shinji kidnapped. In response, Aria orders all shipments of Eezo (which she supplies roughly 90% of) to Citadel space to be halted immediately and for any inquiries about her decision to be directed towards the Council.
  • Sex God: Shinji due to his mother uploading all of her knowledge into his brain, including tantric massage. It helps that several of the women he's slept with as "The Shadow Consort" are Asari and he studied everything he could find on them, particularly physiology.
  • Shout-Out: The Elbrus' cook's name is Leeroy Jenkins and he lives up to his name.
  • Space Pirates
    Shinji: "Oh don't look so shocked. I mean, in all fairness, we are pirates after all."
    Shinji: "Pirates...?"
    Shinji: "Well, space pirates anyways. Didn't... that ever come up?"
    Shinji: "...Space pirates?"
    Shinji: "You know: Pirates, but... in space."
  • Spaceship Girl: This is essentially EDEN to a T. Basically a mecha ninja-Misato with even more extreme Mama Bear tendencies than normal.
  • Sudden Principled Stand: Tisala quits Spectre immediately after kidnapping Shinji and delivering him to the Citadel.
  • Taught by Experience: Because Shinji's body is physically 18, he now has the right proportions to take advantage of all the knife fighting he did as an Eva pilot.
  • Time Abyss: Shinji has been estimated to be 1.68 decillion years old (That's 33 zeroes. Or to put it another way, he's lived through over a trillion universes).
  • Too Dumb to Live: Aria outright calls several mercenaries this for 1) thinking she didn't see their betrayal coming, and 2) believing she should rule through fear.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Due to her dealings with Paragon Shepard, Aria has started ruling Omega through respect instead of fear.
  • Trolling Translator: Leeroy Jenkins.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Three of the WILLE bridge bunnies think they can take Aria because they outnumber her three to one, completely ignoring that Aria is wearing the same clothing as Shinji (or rather, he's wearing the same clothing as her) which means their weapons won't do anything and she likely has access to the same high tech weaponry he does, though props to Aria for not even using said guns or armor, and instead beats them all barehanded, but then the fight was Aria T'Loak vs Maya Ibuki, Makoto Hyuuga and Aoba Shigeru. The outcome could only be what you expect.
  • Verbal Backspace: When Shinji has taken Councilor Tevos hostage, Aria demands to know what's going on.
    Aria: "Do you still have your Spectre clearance?"
    Tisala: "Yes but I really shouldn't-" *Death Glare from Aria* "-really shouldn't be worrying about that right now."
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: Right in the middle of receiving a well-deserved "The Reason You Suck" Speech from EDEN over her treatment of Young Shinji, Misato has the gall to mention she couldn't bring herself to detonate the choker. This only infuriates EDEN even further and Misato comes close to having her head sliced off via omniblade.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 11's end in the sequel hints that things are going to change, but it's nothing to prepare for Chapter 12.
  • Wham Line: EDEN's response when Aria demands to know in three words or less what she's designed to be to Shinji.
    EDEN: "Dummy Plug System."
  • What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Aria insists she doesn't have any friends. She has herself, people who want something from her, and she has Shinji but fuck if she knows what the last means.
  • Wretched Hive: Omega of course. Aria claims it holds the best and worst of the galaxy.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: When Shinji fights Tisala, the latter notices him glancing towards her gun and his omnitool and uses her biotics to knock the gun away. Shinji instead dives for the omnitool since it has an omniblade and he's far more experience with knives than pistols.
    • Ritsuko confiscates Tevos' omnitool after Tevos starts throwing people around with her biotics, thinking it's an offensive function of the omnitool rather than a natural ability.