"It's all about the journey. And seeing if even the extra advantages given by 'Super Robot Pills' can counter the 'Gainax Syndrome' inherent in Evangelion as a whole. Plus, as you've gathered with all the tidbits tossed around (a fourth MAGI consisting of a partially-pulverized Naoko Akagi, a Project Nephilim that apparently bred Angelically-enhanced humans for military clients, Rei having been in military service when she was chronologically less than seven years old, ZA GUNDAMS, ZA ANIMALS, AOBA'S A GIRL, Ibuki Twins, etc.), this world is a bit... different, from canon."
"Although symptoms vary from person to person, my little 'mood swings', as you might term them, aren't actually manic episodes as pertains to bipolar disorder. Trust me; I've gotten the professional opinion of some of Japan's best psychiatrists."
"…then…what the heck is it?"
Ritsuko chuckled. "They classified me…" The doctor suddenly pumped her fist. "AS UNCLASSIFIABLE!HOHOHAAAHAHAHAHAAAA!"
Tomoe Ikari, Shinji's uncle and Yui's brother, is a character borrowed from Nobody Dies. However, unlike the effeminate design Gregg Landsman settled on, Tomoe hereis essentiallythis guy◊.
Misato's team would look even more familiar if they started spontaneously shooting each other.
Fan Nickname: This incarnation of Gendo, based solely off of his first appearance in the story, was dubbed GrappleGun!Gendo.
Fate Worse Than Death: MAGI-00, known as HEROD, is the partially pulverized body of Naoko Akagi. And she's still aware. It would lapse into And I Must Scream if she couldn't already interact with others.
Fetch Quest: The Angels aren't mistaking Lillth for Adam in this story; they just think Lillth knows where he is.
In Episode 8, a truant ninth-grader complains about his homeroom teacher always rambling on about Second Impact.
In Episode 9, Tabris references the Hedgehog's Dilemma.
Never Trust a Trailer: The story was inspired by this. As a kid, the author saw the page image without knowing anything else about Evangelion, and made incorrect assumptions about the characters and setting. This fanfic is based off these original impressions.
Obfuscating Insanity: Gendo plays up his wackiness for his own benefit. Meanwhile Kihl Lorenz pens the semi-comedic "Second Impact: The Book: An Irreverent Look at the Worst Disaster in the History of Humanity"
One Steve Limit: Averted; joining Hikari Horaki from canon is Hikari Kirishima, the overseer of Mana and Mayumi.
Papa Wolf: Pieter Langley, father of Asuka and Mari.
Red Baron: Pieter. His nickname, according to Kaji? The Jackal.
Vocal Dissonance: Zeruel's psychic voice is described as "loud and rumbling like an avalanche" even though the Angel is in the form of a fourteen year old girl.
Wave Motion Gun: Ramiel's final attack had a power generation level of five million megawatts. In other words, after fifteen seconds of continuous use, you have the equivalent power of the Hiroshima bomb. Good thing Unit-00 stabbed its core before it could fire.