->His name was Shinji Ikari, and he was a quiet, unassuming young man, who kept to himself, seemingly uninterested in the affairs of the world and the people in it around him. He often seemed to lack a spine, and would bend to the whims of anyone more powerful than he, lacking any self confidence or respect. He simply existed, ignorant of others, and they in turn ignorant of him.\\
''It was a lie.''
''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'' is a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''[=/=]''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Crossover Fanfic by Academia Nut.

In this reality, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' as a universe exists. Shinji was found as a young boy and trained by Khnemu, a displaced Sorcerer of the Thousand Sons Legion, and learns the ways of plotting and scheming, along with a few other useful skills.

When summoned by Gendo to Tokyo-3, Shinji begins his own machinations to repay Gendo for his "kindness". Step by step he earns Misato's loyalty, Rei's affection and Asuka's love, turns the latter two into powerful allies and converts them to Chaos, training them to use their newfound powers, at the same that he slays [[{{Robeast}} Angels]] in spectacularly gruesome ways.

And then, right when it looks like if nothing can stop him, things go awry.

It can be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3946501/1/Thousand-Shinji here]].

After completing the fic, Academia Nut wrote an uncanonical -and highly controversial and flammable- MegaCrossover side-story called ''FanFic/TheOpenDoor'' that never got finished. A while after he wrote still another non-canonical side-story -[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5971414/1/NGE-Utter-Insanity NGE Utter Insanity]]- using -an awfully out-ot-character- post-TS Shinji, but it got nowhere even more quickly than The Open Door. It became a DeadFic after two chapters and no one cared about it.

Compare with ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'', another Warhammer 40,000 Crossover featuring a very different Shinji, and ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', that uses similar themes (the Children becoming more than human due to the action {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and picking up powers as they kill things), but merging the ''Eva'' universe with the Cthulhu Myths. [[WordOfGod Both stories are credited]] as the two biggest influences for ''Thousand Shinji''.
!!Tropes found in ''Thousand Shinji'':
* AbortedArc: The story is completed, but after finishing it the author said that there might one day be a sequel, but he never got around to write it (and he declared that ''The Open Door'' was un-canonical and not the actual sequel).
* AllYourPowersCombined: The MP Evas have abilities from all the Angels. [[spoiler: Tzintchi also receives the knowledge of the canon!40k gods.]]
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[HeroesWantRedheads His girlfriend Asuka]], Rei and Misato were the three persons more precious to Shinji. When [[spoiler:Asuka and Misato got killed]] and Rei showed up to grant him his deepest wish he asked her bringing them back, not matter the cost. The cost was Third Impact.
* AntiHero: This version of Shinji is a violent jerkass, manipulates people's feelings and often displays a disturbing lack of empathy. Still he fights {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and eviler people than him.
* AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]]: Shinji qualifies, depending on which side of the thin AntiHero-AntiVillain line you see him as falling into.
* AnyoneCanDie: For the end of the fic, the only Evangelion characters left alive are [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Misato, Toji, Kensuke and Hikari.]] Everyone else is dead. The body count is even greater than it looks, since [[spoiler:Asuka, Misato and Hikari got murdered and were brought back from the dead.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: A chain-axe for Unit 02, eventually replaced by [[spoiler: a Bloodthirster axe against the MP Evas.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Hikari]] amongst others.
* {{Badass}}:
** No doubts about it, this version of Shinji is one bad motherfucker. The skill to hurl lightning bolts together with psychic powers help to achieve that label.
** Asuka is a berserker axe-wielding SuperSoldier devout of the embodiment of war, anger and bloodshed. Make the math.
** Stoic, quiet Rei is a devout of Nurgle, god of decay and corruption. Her body can bio-engineer plagues that can wipe out the whole humankind in one mere day.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Shinji and Asuka's first meeting consisted of arguing, snarking and peeping at each other when they ''thought'' that nobody was looking. Shinji loved taunting her as loving inwardly when beautiful, intelligent and [[FieryRedhead passionate]] she was, and Asuka tried to hit him as developing a crush on him. Their relationship was scarily similar to ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji and Sayaka's one]]''.
* TheBerserker:
** Shinji tends to become one when he gets pissed off... which is a very usual occurrence in this story.
** On the other hand, Asuka IS one. Shinji and Rei call her a berserker several times even before she becomes a follower of Khorne, god of war and anger. Not only her Eva gets painted like a Khornate berserker but she steadily trasnforms into a SuperSoldier capable to summon massive war-axes out of thin air.
* BigDamnHeroes: "I ''hate'' playing the Big Damn Hero."
* BlackAndGreyMorality: Shinji will do nasty things in defence of his friends or as revenge for things done to them, but compared to Gendo or the SEELE men he looks a lot better.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Rei was in love with Shinji even though she was his mother's clon. However Shinji regarded her like a sister and was [[HeroesWantRedheads in love with Asuka]]. Still when Rei revealed her genetic make-up to him and Shinji figured out her feelings he did not seem concerned about her origins. In fact he told: "If you wanted a threesome with us why didn't you ask us?". After the FinalBattle, Shinji [[spoiler:[[MarryThemAll claimed]] Rei, [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] and [[TheLadette Misato]] as his wives.]]
* CatFight: [[spoiler:Asuka and Rei]] got in a very violent one in chapter 14 when [[spoiler:Rei attempted to seduce Shinji.]]
* ChainsawGood: A chain-axe for Unit 02.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: Shinji makes repeated use of the Rubric Marines within Khnemu's jars, but at the end it is [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods who emerge from them]].
* ChekhovsGunman: The soldiers who [[spoiler: finish off Ramiel]].
* CherryTapping: [[spoiler:The 4th Angel]] is killed by [[spoiler:two soldiers with a TOW missile.]]
* CreepyChild: Rei, but Shinji gets in on the act too.
* CruelToBeKind: In the noncanonical side-story Shinji meets his counterpart of the original universe. To force his counterpart to know the price of failure and get his act together, Shinji [[spoiler:makes his younger self believing that he is going to behead Asuka.]] When the younger Shinji screams [[BigNo "NO!"]] right before the axe-blow intentionally misses, Shinji suggests him earnestly stopping his self-pity party, growing a spine and fighting to defend [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]] and other people he cares about.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: [[strike:40]] 35 Special Forces agents under SEELE versus [[strike: one]] [[strike: three]] four Rubric Marines. No contest.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: "Despite all of our power we got blindsided by something that fell out of the purview of the things we normally kept track of."
* DieForOurShip: It is subtler than other examples, but [[spoiler:Kaji got assassinated]]. Since it happened in the original series it should not raising eyebrows... until you realize that [[spoiler:the new Chaos Gods later brought Hikari back to life but they did not bring him back. There was no good reason for it other than he remaining dead conveniently freed Misato to become Shinji's harem's member together with [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] and [[BrotherSisterIncest Rei]].]]
* {{Discontinuity}}: Its side-story is less popular and many fans preferred forgetting that it exists because they feel that it ruined the original story, disregarding or obliterating the original themes, plotlines and CharacterDevelopment and turning its JerkWithAHeartOfGold {{AntiHero}}es in blatant {{VillainSue}}s that have forgotten all what they learnt in ''Thousand Shinji''. At any rate the author has stated that it was not a sequel but a side-story intended to be silly and non-serious and it is non-canonical, therefore it is easy ignoring it since it is out of continuity.
* EnemyCivilWar: "This went beyond a simple cluster fuck, this transcended into the realm where future generations of soldiers would refer to a situation this badly screwed up that they would have to call such scenarios "Tokyo-3"." Also, the only reason why [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods had to work together]] was because their inter-factional fighting allowed [[spoiler: the C'tan]] to gain a vital advantage.
** The phrase "Tokyo-3" really does survive, as a phrase for completely screwed up military events.
* FasterThanLightTravel: The explicit lack thereof due to [[spoiler: the C'tan's machinations]] and the consequences of this is what forced [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods]] to work together.
* FateWorseThanDeath: What happens to [[spoiler: Gendo and the SEELE committee.]]
* GratuitousGerman: Naturally with Asuka.
* HandCannon: The Rubric Marines' bolters are repeatedly noted as being more suited to crew-manning. Eva-scale ones are part of L-Type Equipment.
* HeroesWantRedheads: As soon as he saw [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] Shinji could not keep his hands off her.
* HeroicBSOD: Shinji goes into one of these after [[spoiler: Misato dies]], but recovers shortly after, partly due to his desire to [[spoiler: pay the Keeper of Secrets back for its deeds]].
* HighPressureBlood: [[spoiler: Unit 02]] starts bleeding majorly just before [[spoiler: going Bloodthirster.]]
* HiveMind: The MP Evas are explicitly said to have this.
* HotBlooded: Shinji fell for Asuka -among other reasons- because she exuded passion. Before ever seeing her he could feel her emotions (her passion, rage, joy, sadness, pain, jealousy, pride...) burning inside her, and compared with everyone else he knew she burnt like a flame and he could not help getting drawn to it.
* HyperspaceArsenal: [[spoiler: Unit 02 pulls weapons out of nothingness during its Bloodthirster transformation.]]
* ImmuneToBullets: The Rubric Marines, justified due to the severe technological gap.
* ItsAllMyFault: Rei blamed herself for all what happened after chapter 13 [[spoiler: Shinji and Asuka falling into the Sea of Dirac, Asuka getting forced to kill Hikari, Unit 01 absorbing Shinji...]] It was not a misplaced feeling, since she was so jealous of Asuka and angry at Shinji that she was downright useless in battle, and due to her attachment to the Commander, Shinji and Asuka could not act against Gendo after [[spoiler:Hikari's death,]] forcing Shinji to leave for a while and showed up too late to fight [[HeroKiller Zeruel]].
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Asukhon, the Eightfold Victor, Tzintchi, the Nine-Fingered King, Reigle of the Seven Lives and Mislaato of the Six Wounds,]] hint who they are sucessors from and describe a characteristic of them.
* MechaExpansionPack: L-Type Equipment for the Evas.
* MindRape
* MindScrewdriver: A large part of the final chapter, following Academia Nut's TakeThat to the GainaxEnding.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Zigzagged. When [[BelligerentSexualTension Shinji and Asuka]] [[RelationshipUpgrade got together]] Rei got extremely jealous. At the beginning she [[IWantMyBelovedtoBeHappy told herself that Asuka made Shinji happy and that was all that mattered]]. However she resented Asuka and often dreamt with killing her... and then she dreamt with Shinji killing her to avenge Asuka or killing himself, so she restrained herself. Paradoxically she also felt attracted to Asuka. She attempted [[spoiler:getting a threesome with both, but due to her clumsy methods, Asuka (who had previously considered her a friend) thought she was trying to steal Shinji and killed her]]... but since Rei had several spare bodies she merely occuppied another. Finally, Shinji ended that conflict by talking them into a threesome.
* NighInvulnerable: The Rubric Marines and this is justified the same way as with their immunity to bullets.
* MarryThemAll: Subverted. For most of the story Shinji clearly considers [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[HeroesWantRedheads his girlfriend]], Rei his surrogate sister and Misato her surrogate mother. However, Rei's crush on Shinji (and her willingness to talk Asuka into a threesome) and Misato's proclivity to tease him complicate matters. Shinji did not plan getting married to anyone other than Asuka, but when [[spoiler:the four of them ascend to godhood]], Shinji takes the three of them as his wives out of a desire to make them happy.
* NeverGetsDrunk: [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] can drink an unholy amount of alcohol without getting drunk... and if she ''gets'' drunk, she recovers ''veeeeery'' fast. Shinji lampshaded it in chapter 14 [[spoiler:when Rei explained her plan to get [[OfficialCouple Asuka and him]] drunk in order to get her way with them.]]
* NobleDemon: Shinji.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: It is explicitly noted that [[spoiler: Asuka should have been dead twice over during the fight against the MP Evas.]]
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Inverted in Chapter 8. Shinji and Asuka tip over the chair they're sitting on while making out and end up with [[AccidentalPervert Shinji's hands]] [[ThanksForTheMammary on Asuka's breasts]]. When Misato walks in on them, Shinji states that the situation is exactly what it looks like. She doesn't believe a word of it.
* NukeEm: N2 mines all over the place.
* OhMyGods: Being followers of the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos Gods]]'', Shinji, Asuka and Rei swear by them on several occasions. In chapter 14 [[AntiHero Shinji]] moans "Oh, fucking Tzeentch" and in chapter 13 [[TheBerserker Asuka]] exclaims "Sweet Khorne!" as she [[spoiler:and Shinji are making out.]]
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Why did [[spoiler: the God-Emperor]] have the others send [[spoiler: a Keeper of Secrets instead of a Lord of Change]] back in time? So Shinji would become emotionally mature and not [[spoiler: abuse humanity after his ascension to godhood]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Eva Unit-02.]] Yes.
* OneWorldOrder: "Today there are no more nations, there is only humanity."
* PeggySue: It is not evident until the last chapter, but this IS a time-travel fic, since [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods send a time-traveler back to the past to prevent an awful future.]]
* PhysicalGod: At the end, [[spoiler: Shinji, Rei, Asuka and Misato become the new Chaos gods.]]
* PleaseWakeUp: After [[spoiler:Asuka has been killed by the MP-Evas]] Shinji is holding her as desperately pleading "Wake up, [[spoiler:Asuka,]] wake up".
* PowerEchoes: [[spoiler: Shinji]] ends up using this.
* PowerFloats: [[spoiler: Shinji]] ends up using this.
* PowerGivesYouWings: [[spoiler: Unit 02 gains Bloodthirster wings against the MP Evas.]]
* PowerPerversionPotential: Shinji does this repeatedly with Asuka.
-->''Mmmm… remote viewing, it's a beautiful thing!''
* PsychicPowers: Wielded by Shinji amongst others.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Pick a tense and stick with it, will you?
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Lord Tzintchi, the Nine Fingered King]], although it may be deliberate.
* SeekerWhiteBloodCells: VERY squicky example: when Iruel makes his appearance and tries to infect Rei, her body is transformed into a [[NauseaFuel bloated, pus-dripping mass of flesh]] that is a literal FACTORY of all kinds of nasty viruses purpose-made to kill Iruel's nanites.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The reason for [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods' GambitRoulette]].
* ShoutOut:
** Reference is made to the many NGE [=AUs=] created with PossessionSue Shinjis, including but not limited to a ''[[Fanfic/TheSecondTry certain]]'' PeggySue ''[[Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling fic]]''.
** As with the other well-known [=NGE/WH40K=] fic, the author seems to be a Troper, and refers to several tropes by name.
** There's also a brief ShoutOut to ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' in Chapter 18: "Bored now."
** In Chapter 15, Kaworu imitates ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]]'' by telekinetically throwing knives at Shinji, and then dropping a steamroller on him.
** Shinji pulls a ''[[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]]'' in Chapter 15, while clad in a black robe. '' "A pity you only learned this at the end. And now young [[spoiler: Angel]], you die," Shinji stated before pouring lightning into the body of the [[spoiler: Seventeenth Angel]].''
** Shinji quotes ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' when he says he feels: "like butter that has been scraped over too much bread".
** Chapter 16 has a double shout out to the ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' movies: Shinji says "I'll be back," then sinks into Leliel with a thumbs up being the last part that goes under.
* StrangeBedfellows: Nothing less than an overwhelmingly bad situation could possibly force [[spoiler: the canon!40k gods]] to work together. We're talking a reluctant agnostic/atheist turned God-Emperor of Man, the Four Ruinous Powers (whom are sufficiently powerful that the *only* reason they haven't taken over the world is because they A) *HATE* each other, B) like it just the way it is, and C) already have...), Gork & Mork (the deities of a bunch of genetically engineered fungal bio-weapon), and the Eldar Pantheon (and let's not talk about all the shit they got up to with each other! It's like the Olympians all over again! Er, I mean...).
* SuperStrength: [[spoiler: Asuka]] eventually develops this.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Shinji often mentions in passing that he plots to conquer the world after the Angel War. His motivation for it varies depending on the time: he is ambitious just like that, he doesn't want anything hurt him and Asuka again, or in revenge for Asuka, Rei and Misato getting hurt. Whatever the case may be, for the end of the story [[spoiler:he's become the God-King of humanity and [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Rei]] and [[StacysMom Misato]] are his three Queens ruling alongside him.]]
* TakeThat:
** "For those of you prepared to rant at me, there is one more chapter to this story, so unlike Gainax, you will actually get an explaination (sic) as part of the denouement."
** When Shinji and Asuka sleep together during their synch training Asuka asks: "You are not going to jerk off over my comatose body now are you?" and Shinji replies: "Please, that would be pathetic and it would reflect poorly on my part."
* TranquilFury: [[spoiler: Shinji]] goes into one of these after learning about [[spoiler: the true fate of his and his friends' mothers.]]
* TrashOfTheTitans: Misato's apartment is so messy it convinces Shinji that she's a "damned Slaaneshi daemon princess".
* UnstoppableRage: Asuka [[spoiler: succeeds in making Unit 02 berserk, unlike in canon.]]
* WasItAllALie: Discussed. Shinji thinks of his mentor and of how they knew that even if they backstabbed each other, they would always care for each other. When he is starting to live with Misato he thinks that if he ever found the need to betray Misato (and he could think of some few scenarios where he would consider it) she would have to die instantly, without knowing what had happened (However that was a brief phase. Shortly after [[LoveInterest Asuka]], [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] and [[ParentalSubstitute Misato]] became his dearest people whom he would never betray, and if someone hurt them he would make that person dying extremely painfully).
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 14, where flashback reveal Shinji's plans going badly wrong. Some reviewers claimed that he was screwed over even worse than in canon.
* WillfullyWeak: For the middle point of the story, [[AntiHero Shinji]] is able to blast lightning bolts, [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] is a SuperSoldier capable to punch through a concrete block and summon axes out of thin air, [[TheQuietOne Rei]] is a living biological and bio-chemical weapon, and THE THREE OF THEM have psychic powers. However they are extra careful to conceal their true powers so that: they can led a relatively normal life; and Gendo never sees it coming when they decide to move against him.
* {{Yandere}}: Deconstructed with -of all people- [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]]. After [[AntiHero Shinji]] [[BattleCouple and]] [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[RelationshipUpgrade got together]] she realized her feelings towards Shinji. At the beginning [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy she just tried to be happy for Shinji]], but she got increasingly obsessed with Shinji and she yearned for getting Asuka out of the way. It got so bad that she often dreamt with killing Asuka. Still Rei restrained herself, thinking that if she killed Asuka, Shinji would hate her forever and kill her or -worse still- he would kill himself.
* YouAreWorthHell: During a conversation in chapter 10, [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] tells [[LoveInterest Shinji]] that she is is afraid of becoming attached to him and losing him. He promises her that she'll never lose him and he'll always return to her, even if he has to find his way back from Hell. When she asks him "What if you end up in Heaven?" he replies:
-->'''Shinji''': "No matter the surface trappings, any heaven would be a hell without you."
* YouJustToldMe: When Kaworu shows up, he gives away his true nature to Shinji by [[spoiler: referring to humanity as "Lilim".]]
->''"Misato-san, the mother I missed during my childhood, for all her terribly human flaws. Rei-san, the sister I never had, as much as she can annoy me at times. And you, the girl who I never knew I wanted to steal my heart. If anything ill were to ever happen to any of you, it would be bad," Shinji says with a smile.\\
"How bad?" Asuka asks.\\
"Ah, so its more pillow talk you want now, is it? Well, first I would find those responsible and I would begin by… oh, let's say cutting their Achilles tendons so they can't get away. Then would begin the slow, methodical removal of limbs, inch by inch, each new wound being cauterized to avoid death by blood loss. By the end they would be skinless heads attached to torsos, eyes gouged out, noses cut off, tongues yanked free of mouths, lips sewn shut with rusty ten gauge wire, and tubes inserted to keep them alive and in pain. I would then probably conquer the world, or at least a large chunk of it, so as to build a suitably grand tribute to the loss, probably a pyramid to embarrass the ones in Egypt, only made out of the bodies of my enemies coated in resin to prevent decay and give better structural stability. This of course would be occurring while I try everything to undo the damage," Shinji describes vividly.\\
Shivering in a mix of fear and pleasure, Asuka says, "Sweet talker."''