''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3946501/1/%3Cb%3EThousand%3C_b%3E_%3Cb%3EShinji%3C_b%3E Thousand Shinji]]'' is a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''[=/=]''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fanfic that takes a different tack from the "competitor", ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K''. 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. When summoned by Gendo to Tokyo-3, Shinji begins his own machinations to repay Gendo for his "kindness", only to have things go awry.

Completed. The uncanonical MegaCrossover side-story ''FanFic/TheOpenDoor'' is officially dead. A while after Academy Nut wrote 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.

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!!Tropes found in ''Thousand Shinji'':

* 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 pulls a 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]].''
* AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]]: Shinji qualifies, depending on which side of the thin AntiHero-AntiVillain line you see him as falling into.
* 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.
* 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]]''.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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."
* {{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. Lars uses it in ''Fanfic/TheOpenDoor''.
* 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.
* HyperspaceArsenal: [[spoiler: Unit 02 pulls weapons out of nothingness during its Bloodthirster transformation.]]
* ImmuneToBullets: The Rubric Marines, justified due to the severe technological gap.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Asukhon, the Eightfold Victor, Tzintchi, the Nine-Fingered King, Reigle of the Seven Lives and Mislaato of the Six Wounds]] ''definitely'' qualify.
* MechaExpansionPack: L-Type Equipment for the Evas.
* MindRape
* MindScrewdriver: A large part of the final chapter, following Academia Nut's TakeThat to the GainaxEnding.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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."
* PhysicalGod: At the end, [[spoiler: Shinji, Rei, Asuka and Misato become the new Chaos gods. The key element that ''FanFic/TheOpenDoor'' readers Should Know Already.]]
* 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.
** 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.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* YouJustToldMe: When Kaworu shows up, he gives away his true nature to Shinji by [[spoiler: referring to humanity as "Lilim".]]
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