Fanfic / Superwomen of Eva 2: Amazing Amazon
Gendo Ikari believed that he'd planned for every possible contingency in his scenario. However, not even Gendo could anticipate the gods of the Greek pantheon naming Rei Ayanami their champion and charging her with saving the world from him.Superwomen of Eva 2: Amazing Amazon
is a Superwomen of Eva
story in which the Greek pantheon receives a prophecy warning them of Third Impact and chooses a champion to save the world, Rei Ayanami, empowering and training her as the Wonder Girl
- Action Survivor: Shinji. Seriously. He killed a hellhound with a sword.
- Always Someone Better: Power Girl was shown to just be outright more powerful than Rei, overpowering an Angel with brute force when Rei couldn't and freezing the resulting tidal wave (that she caused) which Rei was helpless to do anything about. When they fought briefly, Power Girl easily won, not even needing to use half her powers. Although Rei got a few good hits in, she was overpowered in physical combat and hunted down with X-ray vision when she tried to ambush her.
- Amazonian Beauty: Surprisingly, partially averted, despite the title and plot, as while Rei does train among the Amazons, she never gains the extremely heavily-muscled look the trope calls fornote . Played very much straight in the Fanart, though.
- Arrow Catch: A variant (blocking with her bracers in classic Wonder Woman tradition) as her final test after training with the Amazons.
- Artistic License – Ships: During the battle with Gaghiel, the Nimitz-class destroyer Arizona is among the ships sunk.
- Big Bad: For once, it's not SEELE or Gendo. It's Hades.
- Boss Rush: Hades challenges Wonder Girl to face down every single Angel Nerv has slain, from Sachiel to Sandalphon. And she wins.
- Bullet Catch: Well, bullet deflect with her bracers in the Wonder Woman tradition.
- Character Development: Considering Rei's intended role in Third Impact...
- The Chosen One: Rei, as identified in prophecy by her unusual (read: clone) origins.
- Clothes Make the Superman:
- Dark Is Evil: Dark Centurion seems to favor black armor.
- Devil in Plain Sight: The Dark Centurion is this. He even dated Asuka for a short while, and this was an important factor in his plan to have Power Girl and Wonder Girl fight each other.
- Divine Parentage: Dark Centurion is Hades's son.
- Dramatic Irony: The story would have probably gone a lot differently if Athena hadn't kept interrupting Rei and allowed her to explain that yes, she knows about the upcoming apocalypse, and yes, she knows she can stop it, and yes, she even knows how, but no, she has no intention of doing so.
- Everybody Hates Hades: As per the Wonder Woman source material, but at least this time, there's a decent justification.
- Flying Brick: Rei gets the usual Amazonian power package, either through powers granted by the Greek gods or through artifacts, including...
- For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: A Halloween Omake has Rei going out for candy in her Wonder Girl uniform alongside Shinji (who is similarly using his Evangelion piloting plugsuit). Bad things ensue to someone who doesn't gives her candy, and her first experience with candy is... interesting, to say the least.
- Friend to All Living Things: Mentioned and seen in passing when Pen-Pen warms up to Rei rather quickly.
- Immune to Bullets: Rei discovers the hard way that her Amazonian body is capable of this. "The hard way" because massed fire (like, say, from every firearm-carrying soldier that is on Hades) still hurts like hell.
- In Spite of a Nail: Sadly, despite her powers, training, and artifacts, Wonder Girl has yet to make a single positive impact in the war against the Angels as compared to canon, a few times actually making things worse, despite the fact that preventing Third Impact was the whole point of giving her all those powers, training, and artifacts in the first place. Her only real successes so far have been in restoring events to The Stations of the Canon after her own enemies attempted to make things go Off the Rails.
- Leotard of Power: Justified when Athena points out that Hephaestus doesn't get much love.
- Let's You and Him Fight: Engineered between Wonder Girl and Power Girl by Dark Centurion. Rei manages to deliver some damage in the ensuing battle, but in the end it was too much for her. The Dark Centurion screwed the pooch on the "deliver killing blow to Wonder Girl myself" step of the plan, though.
- Made of Indestructium: Rei's bracers and lasso.
- The Maze: During the mass power outage that heralded Matarael's arrival, Dark Centurion applies some magic to turn the access tunnels into this, trapping the pilots in order to murder them.
- The Mentor: Aphrodite and Athena, in matters of love and war, respectively.
- Mythology Gag: Asuka often calls Rei "Wonder Girl" in the English dub of Eva. The pun of Rei actually being Wonder Girl is not something that just this 'fic has noticed.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Her intervention with the Jet Alone demonstration results in things going much worse, including Misato breaking an arm and getting a nearly fatal dose of radiation. To be fair, Apollo goaded her into interfering to teach her that she shouldn't necessarily always follow orders. Also happens when Poseidon grabs the Idiot Ball after Wonder Girl is apparently defeated by Gaghiel and decides to send a couple of Sea Monsters to help out... without telling anyone. The UN fleet that just got ravaged by the last Sea Monster to show up reacts pretty much how you'd expect.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Lampshaded by Hades (despite it being his plan) after Matarael is defeated because Dark Centurion sent Cheetah, one of the few people who could navigate The Maze, to kill the pilots when simply keeping them from their Evas until Matarael succeeded in causing Third Impact would have accomplished their goals.
- Off Screen Moment Of Awesome: Asuka somehow manages to defeat an undead minotaur with her bare hands and claim one of its horns as a trophy. Although we don't get to see how she pulls this off, a later reveal gives us a pretty good idea.
- Outside Context Hero: Wonder Girl, which is neatly summed up by Gendo as he narrowly reins in a Villainous Breakdown.
Gendo: "I have hundreds upon hundreds of contingency plans, Sensei. If every member of SEELE is simultaneously assassinated, and the UN General Assembly starts to look much more closely at NERV and the monies that go to it, I have a plan for that. If the United States decides to nationalize the Evangelions being built on its soil and attack the other NERV branches, I have a plan for that. If Belgium declares war on NERV, I have a plan for that, too. What I do not have a plan for is a situation where a girl with the strength of hundreds of men shows up, and monsters out of ancient works of fiction follow."
- Power Creep, Power Seep: Wonder Girl appears far more awesome and badass when guest-starring in other Superwomen of Eva stories (like Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton) than in her own story, and it never seems to translate back to Amazing Amazon.
- The Power of Love: This is pretty much the only thing that keeps Rei from immediately reporting everything to Gendo (not that she realizes it at the time). Another, relatively minor example is when thinking of Rei makes Shinji go from accepting his imminent demise to grabbing a sword and killing a hellhound.
- Primary-Color Champion: Justified when Athena explains Hephaestus's fondness of the United States during The Space Race.
- The Prophecy: How the Greek pantheon learns of Third Impact.
- Tropaholics Anonymous: On an Omake, Leliel ends up going to a Kaiju support group for giant monsters that were attacked with nukes. Led by Godzilla. And which were more than a little shocked to hear that Leliel was hit with almost a thousand nukes, decrying that Humans Are the Real Monsters and should just let them stomp all over Tokyo in peace. Also a Crowning Moment of Funny.
- Right Hand Versus Left Hand: What is happening with the gods, in a nutshell. The Angels winning would not help them any, so they choose Rei as their champion and even have banded together to deliver some hurt to the Angels when possible. However, Hades has decided that all of humanity dying out would be best for him..., and of course, this is the Greek Pantheon we're talking about.
- Secret Identity: Absolutely crucial and enabled by a magical Perception Filter in the form of her tiara.
- Shipper on Deck: Aphrodite. So much. Given her portfolio, though, it's only natural.
- Stripperiffic: The aforementioned Leotard of Power. Oddly enough, the gods are a mite disturbed that Rei didn't seem to care about that when she was first presented with it.
- Super Drowning Skills: With Rei's help, Shinji overcomes this.
- To Hell and Back: When Athena is kidnapped by Hades, Rei decides to assault his plane to get her back. This ends up in her facing off against various demons, a really, 'really' big bunch of deceased soldiers, and every angel killed so far. And also having tea with the Rei that was before her.
- Training from Hell: Implied about Rei's training with the Amazons. See Arrow Catch above.
- Weaksauce Weakness: A mild example. As part of a curse given to him by the Greek gods, the Dark Centurion has a very bad case of hay fever. Before being called by his father to Tokyo-3, he lived in Post-Second-Impact Australia, which was the only place where he wasn't affected by his hay fever (mostly because The Outback was that devoid of life).
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Unusually, this time, it's the protagonist who's effectively asking that question.