Fanfic: Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton

Having been conceived by donor sperm, Asuka never knew who her biological father was, but she assumed he was someone extraordinary. She had no idea how right she was, but she's going to find out.

Shortly before arriving on Tokyo-3, Asuka discovers her body is developing weird abilities: she has great strength, great speed, is all but invulnerable, has different kinds of vision...

Initially the popularity of the super-women of Tokyo-3 bothers her and drives her to create a super-heroine identity and earn extra praise. However, things do not go as planned: her vast powers are a huge burden and a great responsibility; she earns praise and admiration but it feels hollow and undeserved, and she hates getting something without working for it; and she realizes many people -including her donor sperm- had great expectatives upon her. And it feels as if she is letting them down. It feels as if she needs maturing further and becoming a different, better kind of heroine...

"Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton" by Mike313 is a Superwomen of Eva story that casts everyone's favorite boastful and brash Fiery Redhead, Asuka Langley Soryu, as the Flying Brick Power Girl and later Supergirl. The story follows Asuka from her first discovery of her powers, her pitched battles against supervillains, and beyond... as she deals with her growing attraction towards Shinji Ikari.

It can be found here.

Go to Last Child of Krypton to read another story where an Evangelion character gains Superman powers. Go to Children Of An Elder God and Thousand Shinji to see darker takes on the concept of Evangelion characters gaining powers.


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  • Action Girl: In this story Asuka becomes Supergirl and Rei is Wonder Girl. They kick Robeast butt when they are piloting their giant robots and slap criminals, aliens and Eldritch Abominations around when they are off duty.
  • Adaptational Badass: Asuka was the best Humongous Mecha pilot in the original story, but she was still a physically fit thirteen-years-old human. In this story she has kryptonian DNA with all it entails: she is super-strong, faster than a speeding bullet, nearly invulnerable... and she can fight giant Eldritch Abomination with her bare fists.
  • Adaptational Curves: Due to being half-kryptonian and exercising Asuka’s body becomes more muscular, stronger and curvier. Shinji can not take his eyes off her because he thinks she is beautiful and gorgeous.
  • Aliens Speaking English: Asuka, who is half-kryptonian talks English, German and Japanese. Several Superman alien enemies show up like Brainiac and play the trope straight.
  • Almost Kiss: Kaji ruins the moment.
  • Amazon Chaser: Shinji feels is very attracted to Asuka, who is a superb fighter, an excellent Humongous Mecha pilot, and a super-heroine can pulverize a mountain with her bare fists and is faster than a speeding bullet.
  • Amazonian Beauty: The story makes an emphasis on Asuka gaining an impressive muscle build and Shinji being attracted to her.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: As Supergirl, Asuka must fight against giant monsters, alien beings, an evil cult and an ancient secret society comprised of old madmen whose goal consists in killing everybody and merging their souls to give birth a new god. Said secret society is not happy with the unforeseen appearance of a super-powered girl coming along out of nowhere and interfering with their plans.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Shinji is on the brunt end of this from Asuka after instinctively running to try and save a little girl from a collapsing building, only to be saved by Supergirl.
  • Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: The whole reason Asuka becomes a superhero is so that she can upstage Wonder Girl in the headlines of the local tabloid.
  • Apocalypse Cult: The Light of the Divine, who believe the Angels are God's judgment.
  • Attention Whore: Asuka, at the beginning.
  • Audience Surrogate: This is one of main roles of Shinji, showing the reader what it would be like living with a super-heroine who you are in love with, witnessing her heroic deeds but also enduring all complications and trouble such a relationship entails (her being in danger constantly, her enemies breaking into your apartment or kidnapping you, being her confidant and support...)
  • Badass: Asuka has kicked butts of giant alien monsters, extra-terrestrial humanoid supercomputers, armed criminals, superpowered criminals... riding a giant robot or with her bare hands.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Asuka and Rei (Wonder Girl) team up a few times in the story.
    • Once when fighting off Brainiac.
    • Again when facing down Parasite.
  • Battle Couple: Shinji and Asuka till Asuka got taken out of the roster of active pilots. Until that moment they had fought many battles together against Eldritch Abominations.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: In chapter 19 Shinji gazes at Asuka as she sleeps and he marvels at how peaceful she looks and thinks he could spend hours watching her.
    Turning his head, he saw that he and Asuka were mostly still in the same position they'd fallen asleep in; her head wasn't on his shoulder anymore, but her arm was still draped across him.
    She looked so peaceful, a far cry from her state during most of her recent waking hours. He felt like he could've watched her for hours.
  • Becoming the Boast: Asuka often boasted about being the best pilot ever and the greatest fighter against the Angels, but in reality her confidence and her self-esteem were very fragile and she was not sure her skills and training were good enough. However she gradually discovers she has powers she was unaware of, becomes a heroine, and thanks to personal growing she shows she can take down anything and anyone.
  • Becoming the Mask: Asuka decided to pretend she was a super-heroine... and throughout the story she becomes one.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: At the beginning Shinji and Asuka argued due to their clashing personalities (Asuka was temperamental and strong-willed, and Shinji meek and wimpy. Often Asuka got angry with Shinji because he would not stand up for himself and apologized for everything without meaning it) and different ways to deal with their past very similar pains, even though they liked each other. However, as Asuka starts to try to live up to expectations her Supergirl role placed upon her, her temper gradually softens, and Shinji becomes more assertive, and their relationship progresses.
  • Beneath the Mask: During a heart-to-heart talk with Shinji, Asuka says she has worn so many masks since she was a little chlid sometimes she is not sure of what her real self is: when she was a scared, lonely child she created a mask of an arrogant, hostile genius and fearless pilot to protect herself; later when she became Power Girl she wore the mask of an heroine; and a short while later she became Supergirl and tried to be a real heroine. However it drives her crazy trying to be the paragon of morality and virtue everyone thinks she should be, so that she asks Shinji becoming her confidant because he saw beneath his mask and did not run away.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shinji when he uses an Eva power cord to rescue Asuka and Unit 02 from Leliel.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Shinji and Asuka kissed for first time in chapter 19 after he confessed, as they were floating in the night sky above the city.
    Kaji didn't interrupt them this time, and their lips touched. The moment he'd dreamed about for what had felt like an eternity had finally come, in the night sky above Tokyo-3, and it was even better than he could've imagined.
  • Bizarre Alien Senses: Asuka's first hint that her senses were not normal either was when she accidentally saw through her home's walls... right when Shinji was changing clothes. Later she discovered her senses were exceptionally sharp and she had many different kinds of vision... including heat vision.
  • Blackmail: In chapter 8's omake Touji tells Asuka he knows she is Power Girl and he will tell everyone unless she puts a skimpy bikini on and models while Kensuke takes pictures. However Asuka did not react as he thought she would do (cue violence).
  • Blackmail Backfire: In chapter 8's omake Touji tells Asuka he will tell everyone she is Power Girl unless she puts a skimpy bikini on and models while Kensuke takes pictures. Touji thought the next step would be profit, but the only step was him getting beaten by being a pervert.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Asuka’s Supergirl costume is mostly blue.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • Kaji to Asuka when she finds out that he was willing to let himself get murdered after discovering the secrets of Project Eva and he never ever thought about Misato and Asuka's reaction to his death. After she calls him out on it he apologises for disappointing her.
    • Asuka finding out that she's very close to becoming one to Hamilton (without him even knowing it) is one of the factors in her decision to become a heroine without looking for glory.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": When Asuka ditches her Power Girl identity and becomes Supergirl she makes a new costume with an “S” emblazoned on her chest and another on her cape. It is one of the first things Shinji notices about her when he sees her in chapter 9:
    Her tight blue shirt made her not inconsiderable curves very apparent, and the yellow and red shield emblem with the "S" inside it on her chest only served to draw the eye to that area.
  • Bull Fight Boss: Supergirl and Wonder Girl defeat Parasite using this tactic to cause a Phlebotinum Overload.
  • Bullet Catch: Asuka does it several times -one of them with her teeth- but she finally proves that she truly is faster than a speeding bullet by going from flying above the city, through all of the Geofront's armor layers, and into the Geofront to save Kaji in the time it takes for the bullet to get from Chiron's gun to him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Many people try to strike or hurt Asuka despite of knowing they are way out of her league.
    • In chapter 8’s omake Touji finds out Asuka is Power Girl and tries to blackmail her. He realized it was a stupid idea when he saw her grinning and cracking her knuckles.
  • Can Not Spit It Out: After realizing he loved Asuka Shinji did not tell her right away because he wanted to wait for the right time to ask her out. Asuka did not tell Shinji she liked him because she was in self-denial for a long time.
  • The Cape: The real point of this story is Asuka growing out of being a self-centered girl and into this trope and as well as an Ideal Hero.
  • Catapult Nightmare:
    • In an omake Asuka does this after having a nightmare where she is wearing a Supergirl outfit onlt can be described like a tiny bikini.
    • Subverted in chapter 14's omake. Shinji is actually having an excellent dream (Asuka is about to kiss him right after she and Misato have agreed to share him), and all of sudden Pen-Pen warks and he jolts awake. He did not take the penguin's interruption well.
      Shinji jolted awake, finding himself sitting in his bed. Dazed, he cast his gaze around the room, soon finding Pen-Pen at the foot of his bed.
  • Character Development: Asuka gets this. Lots of it. In spades.
  • Chef of Iron: Shinji is good making meals, pilots giant robots and he can fend for himself in a fight to help Asuka or someone else in danger.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Asuka gradually turns into this kind of hero when she becomes Supergirl. Then she does she feels horribly guilty about all people she did not help when she was starting out her career.
  • Clark Kenting: Subverted. Asuka takes an effort into masking her identity, including using a blonde wig and a mask when she's in her superhero persona. Misato and Rei may have figured things out, though.
  • Cleavage Window: During her Power Girl phase, Asuka's costume had a very large cleavage and a cord stretching across her neck, shaping a triangular cutout above her breasts.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Rei -a. k. a. Wonder Girl- gets a lot of innate superpowers but others are a function of her Amazonian artifacts, most notably her Invisibility Cloak and her sandals which allow her flying. It came in handy when Parasite drained her and Asuka's innate powers, since her artifacts were still functioning.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Asuka gets whole Kryptonian package, including:
  • Comes Great Responsibility: After being shown Jor-El's message Asuka strives to live up to the ideal of hope that Kal-El could have been.
    • The responsibility of being a superhero is also one of the major overarching themes of the story.
  • Continuity Nod: An interesting one: When Asuka is testing her powers, she comes across the scrapped wreck of the rail-mounted mortar that the Fifth Angel destroyed during his rampage. Her surprise when she's able to lift it up is palpable.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Asuka was conceived by donor sperm. Her husband's mother hated her for it, and when Kyoko died, he remarried and abandoned Asuka, who devoted her life to pilot mechas to try to overcome her abandonment issues. She never knew who her biological father was but she always assumed he was someone extraordinary. Ten years later when she starts to manifest strange, formidable powers she realizes she was very, very right, and her father was an alien of planet Krypton. So she became Supergirl to try to become the hero her deceased father was destined to be.


  • Deadpan Snarker: Shinji, in one omake.
    Shinji: "Oh, gee, I'm so sorry. I don't know why I'm reacting like this. It's not like I'm surrounded by beautiful women who are tearing their own clothes off or anything."
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Shinji gradually defrosted aggressive, unsociable Asuka by being nice, being there for her and proving he was dependable, honest, and he could see her on her worst without looking away.
  • Designer Babies: Asuka is born via artificial insemination from an unknown father. She begins to figure out what her genetic makeup had been tinkered with when she starts bending titanium with her bare hands and seeing through walls.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Happens to Shinji a few times during the fic, and to Asuka when she notices how much the weight training has helped Shinji.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Naturally, Asuka has no clue how strong she is once she starts developing her powers. Her first attempt to find out ends in fire and destruction. And that's before she gets heat vision.
  • Domino Mask: What Asuka wears as both Power Girl and Supergirl to prevent someone from figuring out who she is. Also wears a blonde wig.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: In chapter 19 Asuka has just been {{ Mind Rape}}d, her career as pilot (which has defined her whole life since her mother's death and was all she had lived for) is pretty much over and her career as Supergirl might be gone too because she believes she is unworthy. When Rei and Shinji try to help her, she replies she does not want their pity.
    Asuka:"I don't want your pity,"
  • Drives Like Crazy: Shinji does not like when Misato drives him to somewhere becaude he is afraid of dying. Or at the very least vomiting. In chapter 17:
    Normally, a ride in Misato's car was a hair raising experience for the Third Child, who didn't have the strongest stomach and had discovered that he had a genuine aversion to the idea of dying when the possibility of it started to actually seem real.
    And that was when his guardian was just out for a leisurely Sunday drive or something. When she had to get somewhere as soon as possible—such as when she needed to get her two charges to NERV Headquarters so they could get into their Evangelions before an Angel bearing down on the city arrived—being a passenger in her car was a truly terrifying ordeal.
  • Dye or Die: Asuka wears a blond wing as super-heroing to protect her secret identity.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Asuka must go through many hardships, face giant monsters, aliens, super-powered beings, criminals, an evil cult, an Ancient Conspiracy, mature and learn the true meaning of the word "hero" to have a happy end.
  • Enemy Mine: The first time that Asuka and Wonder Girl are on the same battlefield is during the Brainiac crisis. The first time they have to work together is when Parasite kidnaps them both to use as "power chargers". Asuka finds a lot of respect for Wonder Girl on that day-time will tell if they become Fire-Forged Friends.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Fuyutsuki has several moments showing this throughout the fic, such as chewing out Gendo over not even trying to feign concern over his son, and almost having a heart attack when Gendo tells him he's starting to crack the Scroll's intel on the Anti-Life Equation.
  • Fantasy Kitchen Sink: This is a crossover between a Super Robot Genre show and The DCU. You have a genetically engineered Half-Human Hybrid superheroine and Humongous Mecha pilot that fights Eldritch Abominations, Robeasts, aliens, super-computers, has teamed up with an Amazon, has met space gods...
  • Fiery Redhead: Although Asuka's character softens up as she matures, she keeps being a bold, hot-tempered and passionate redhead.
  • First Kiss: Shinji and Asuka kissed in chapted 19 after Shinji confessed.
  • Flying Brick: Asuka is Supergirl, with all it entails: she flies, she has super strength, super speed, invulnerability, heat vision and freezing/super breath.
  • Flying Firepower: Asuka has kryptonian DNA, so that her powers include flight and heat vision.
  • For Want of a Nail: Several nails influence this fic: The first one is a minor miscalculation on Jor-El's part, which results in Kal-El's ship crash-landing in Germany, killing him, and STAR Labs taking it for analysis; the second one is STAR Labs's funding being cut heavily by Seele as part of their Evil Plan, eventually turning it into a glorified sperm bank; the third one is Kyoko Zeppelin Sohryu wanting to have a baby and so going to STAR Labs to get an in vitro fertilization; and the fourth and most important one is her being good friends with Emil Hamilton, who does the procedure... and as the former head of the Kryptonian retrieval project and knowing how powerful Kal-El would have become (and seeing how screwed up the world is becoming), takes a brief dip in the (benevolent) Mad Scientist pool and fertilizes the ova that will be Asuka with Kryptonian DNA.
  • Friend or Idol Decision:
    • Brainiac tempts Asuka with a knowledge orb of Krypton. She doesn't gives as much of a damn about it as Brainiac thought she would have, but she does try to save it when Brainiac's ship starts to explode. She fails to but manages to save a knowledge orb with recordings of Kyoko when she was sane, instead.
    • Later on she has a similar moment when Leliel starts to swallow Evangelion Unit-02 and she tries to decide whether to eject from the Eva and be Supergirl all the time or not. Shinji saves her before her Evangelion completely falls into the Dirac Sea, rendering it (temporarily) moot.
    • Finally, when Armisael struck she had to choose between getting into her giant robot to or donning her Supergirl identity to fight it. She had got better odds of winning if she used her super-powers, but then she would be fired and stop being a pilot. She chose being Supergirl, quitting being an Eva pilot for good.
  • Fusion Fic: Between Evangelion and The DCU. Asuka is Power Girl and later Supergirl, Rei is Wonder Girl, another Eva characters have powers of DC super-heroes, and several Superman villains show up such like Brainiac or Parasite.


  • Giant Equals Invincible: Subverted. The regular army is useless when it is time to fight Angels or even Evas. No weapon of theirs can damage them. However, Asuka -who in this setting is Supergirl- can fight them more effectively with her bare hands than with a giant robot despite of being an average-sized human. In fact she manages taking Armisael down and surviving, something no Eva could do.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Asuka. Half-human, half-Kryptonian.
  • The Hero: Asuka. After discovering her powers she decides to use them to help people and earn a bit of extra praise. However she realizes before long her powers entail obligations and responsibilities, helping others actually feels good, and people actually expects a lot of her. She begins trying to live up to everybody's expectations, starting out the path to become a true hero.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Shinji is infatuated with Asuka.
  • Heroic Build: Asuka develops one in this story, partially because her developing powers (super-strength, super-speed) altering her build and partially because her training.
  • High-Altitude Battle: Asuka got one when she fought Brainiac's space-ship located at the stratosphere.
  • High School Sweethearts: Asuka and Shinji went to the same middle-school together. Shinji fell for Asuka because her passion and bravery and Asuka fell for Shinji for he was nice, caring and was always there for her. After a talk where Asuka told she needed someone she could rely upon and Shinji confessed, they got together.
  • House Husband: Shinji takes care of all domestic chores in Katsuragi's residence. It bothers Asuka, who thinks he is too committed to play the house-husband role and they are taking advantage of it.
    Honestly, the boy took to the task of playing nursemaid with far more gusto than she felt a man should.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Asuka's powers start to manifest during the battle with the Sixth Angel. Some Hilarity Ensues during the next couple of chapters as Asuka tries to find out her capabilities.
  • Humans Need Aliens: Asuka was conceived by donor sperm, and her biological father was Kal-El. She is half-kryptonian, and thanks to her alien heritage she gets inspired to become an heroine and saves the world over and again.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Evas, giant cybernetic robots.Asuka pilots one to fight giant alien monsters. However the super-heroines of Tokyo-3 -including Asuka herself- are kind of rendering the Evas obsolete, and villains like Brainiac actually have technology can nullify their force fields. As the history progresses, Asuka has to choose between being a mecha pilot and a super-heroine.
  • Hurting Hero: When she was a child Asuka's mother got crazy, stopped recognizing her daughter and hang herself together with the doll she thought was her daughter. Her husband never loved Asuka and after his wife's death he got married to his lover and refused taking care of Asuka. Asuka spent the next ten years training to be the best at everything, thinking would nobody give a damn about her otherwise. When she discovered she had incredible powers she got thrilled but soon she found out they were a burden. She had to fight criminals and super-powerful beings besides the giant alien monsters she was trained to beat, she was often hurt and even mind-raped, her family and friends were constantly targeted by crazies and loonies, and everybody looked up to her and expected her being a pinnacle of morality and heroism.
  • I Have No Son: An illusion masquerading as Superman tells Asuka this during the Mind Rape illusion.
  • Ideal Hero: As she undergoes Character Development Asuka begins to truly try to live up to this lofty ideal.
  • Interspecies Romance: Asuka is half-kryptonian half-human and Shinji is human. Shinji really liked her and Asuka gradually fell in love with him due to Shinji being always there for her. Finally in chapter 19 they got together.


  • Jerkass Façade: Asuka used to wear a mask of an irritating, ever-angry, unapproachable girl because she was afraid of people hurting her. Throughout the story and as her powers grow and her character develops her mask gradually falls apart, especially around Shinji.
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: Asuka was the only one could pilot Unit-02 because her mother's soul was locked inside and could synch with her. For a long time Asuka clung to that fact to convince herself she was special and unique and worth of something, and so boosting her very fragile self-esteem. Throughout the story, though, she gradually loses her capability to synch with her robot, and piloting gradually feels less important or special than being Supergirl.
  • Kingpin in His Gym: A heroic version. Knowing that becoming stronger (even if she's holding back a lot) and the muscles she's developing because of her powers triggering will look suspicious otherwise, Asuka starts to spend a lot of time on NERV's gym, doing weights. Shinji starts to exercise alongside her for the company, and the results draw Asuka's eye during some downtime.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Asuka discovered she was half-kryptonian at the same time she found out about her weakness towards kryptonite. Shortly after Gendo stole the piece of kryptonite and he threatened her with it several times.
  • Leotard of Power: Asuka's uniform as Power Girl (little change from the 'canon' design is Asuka having a V-shaped cut which shows her cleavage instead of the classic "boob window"). As Supergirl she uses the Pre-New52 "cheerleader" outfit, with plenty of Bare Your Midriff. Needless to say, both can be pretty Stripperiffic at times (and this is pointed out in the fic and the omake).
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Shinji became this to Asuka. He had always tried to help her when she had any trouble or was going through a hard time, and he could understand her better than anybody due to being a pilot ditched by his parents when he was a kid. In chapter 19 she asked him if he could be the one she could lean on and rely on.
    Asuka:"I think I can keep being the Supergirl that everybody believes in, the one that inspires people, but only if I have somebody I can show the real me to. Somebody I can talk to, and tell about the times when I was really tempted to do something cruel or selfish, without horrifying him, [...] You've seen the worst parts of me. You've seen me at my nastiest, and you've seen me as a broken mess. And you're still here, practically bending over backwards to help me through a rough time. Still caring about me. So, I'd like that person to be you, if you think you can stand it."
  • Love Confession: In chapter 19, after going through a considerable emotional turmoil, Asuka tells Shinji about her inferiority complex driving her to try to stand out, how she became Supergirl, talks about her doubts and fears... and tells she would like him being her confidant, if he thinks he can stand it. Shinji answers of course he is willing to do that for her... and he would like be a lot more than a friend and confidant. Then he tells he likes her. They kisses and Asuka confesses she likes him in turn.
  • Lovely Angels: Asuka and Rei piloted giant robots and fought giant alien monsters together... and in their secret identities of Supergirl and Wonder Girl -respectively- they fought some super-villains together, like the Parasite. It was in that battle in which they cooperated and fought back-to-back where Asuka gained a newfound respect by Wonder Girl.


  • Making Love in All the Wrong Places: In chapter 12's omake Misato catches Shinji and Asuka having sex on the kitchen floor. She screams them stopping but they are not listening.
  • Male Gaze: The narration notes several times that Asuka’s costumes inevitably draw the eye to her bosom cause the “boob window” of the first outfit and the “S” emblem of the second.
    Her tight blue shirt made her not inconsiderable curves very apparent, and the yellow and red shield emblem with the "S" inside it on her chest only served to draw the eye to that area.
  • Meaningful Rename: When people stop calling Asuka Power Girl and start calling her Supergirl you know there's been a significant change in her character. Specifically, she has stopped using her powers to seek glory and she is using them to help people because it feels the right thing to do.
  • Mecha Show: Even if the fic focuses on Asuka being a super-heroine the mechas and are still a primary plot element.
  • Mercy Kill: Done to Kaworu by Asuka at his request.
  • Mind Rape: Happens like in canon, and completely smashes Asuka. Her worst nightmare becomes "true" as the Angel pulls an Inception and has her think that she broke out of the canon Mind Rape by going berserk and killing everybody she loves (and the Angel, and Wonder Girl) with her bare hands, plus an appearance by Superman to give her a rather scathing speech. Shinji also was affected, but turns out that what remained of his Extreme Doormat tendencies gave him some amount of resistance.
  • Moment Killer: Shinji and Asuka were alone in home and about to kiss for first time when Kaji ruined the moment by coming home dragging a drunk Misato, forcing both teenagers to move away each other hurriedly and pretend that nothing was happening.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Like many versions of Superman, Asuka makes her debut rescuing a falling aircraft.
    • Later on, she saves a teenage girl from a mugger and then helps her find her cat. The cat's name? Streaky.
  • Negative Space Wedgie: When black-and-white-striped sphere-shaped Leliel invades Tokyo-3 Asuka nearly falls into its shadow (a Sea of Dirac), but she gets rescued by Shinji. To kill him the three Eva pilots surround it with their energy barriers while the army drops almost thousand nukes on it.
  • Nice Guy: Shinji is the nicest guy in the story. In fact he is maybe the only nice guy in the cast. It is one of the reasons Asuka is drawn to him.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain:
    • Bardiel inadvertently shields Supergirl from the kryptonite radiation coming from Unit 01's kryptonite reactor when Gendo engineers a slight radiation leak.
    • Arael fixes a lot of things. Its Mind Rape and Breaking Speech make Asuka abandon the rest of her negative character traits and to truly try to become The Cape and Ideal Hero.
  • Non-Action Guy: Shinji has no relevant fighting skills or combat training, he is a tad meek and sometimes he needed to be rescued. In contrast his Love Interest is Asuka, an Ace Pilot has trained since she was four to pilot Humongous Mecha and fight alien monsters... and is Supergirl.
  • Nosebleed: A geyser of blood erupted from Shinji's nose when he saw a scantily clad Asuka wearing a skimpy Supergirl costume:
    Shinji didn't reply. Instead, a geyser of red shot forth from his nose, and he promptly fainted due to the abrupt blood loss.
  • Oblivious to Love: Shinji fits in the "deep, deep denial" variety. Although he spends half story thinking of ways to ask Asuka out he has no idea that she is falling in love with him. Likewise, Asuka takes a long while until she notices Shinji likes her.
  • Official Couple: Shinji and Asuka.
  • Official Kiss: In chapter 19 Asuka talks Shinji about her doubts and fears and how she needs a friend whom she can talk, be honest with and show her real self. Shinji replies he would like being more than a friend. Asuka answers she likes him back and then they kiss.
  • Oh Crap!:
    • Touji got this expression when his “Let’s blackmail Asuka” plan went awry:
      "Look, does it really matter how I know?" Toji asked smugly. "The fact is that unless you want everyone to know who Power Girl is, you'll have to do exactly what I say."
      "Which is?" she asked through clenched teeth.
      Toji withdrew a very minimal white bikini from somewhere and held it up. "Tomorrow after school, you're going to put this on, along with your mask, cape, and that wig you wear. Then you're going to model while Kensuke takes pictures, and the two of us are going to become obscenely rich."
      To the jock's surprise, Asuka's response was to grin. "What…?" he stammered.
      "Oh, stooge, you don't know much I've been waiting for a good excuse to hurt you," she said happily, cracking her knuckles.
      "Crap," Toji said.
    • So did the leader of the Cult Asuka was fighting when she showed up to save Shinji from them, the leader tried to persuade Asuka to join them and then she realized she had only got Asuka even angrier.
  • One-Man Army: Asuka. If she is riding her giant robot there is no conventional man-made weapon capable to hit her or stop her and she can trash whole armies easily without having even one scratch. If she is not riding her giant robot, she is the most powerful and most dangerous human being in the planet. Not even nukes would damage her.
  • Outside Context Hero: Asuka, a. k. a. Supergirl, is this to both NERV and SEELE and their beloved "scenario": a girl with powers beyond their understanding that appeared out of nowhere, has no allegiance to them and is more than capable to single-handily destroy their giant alien adversaries and the Humongous Mecha used to fight them. Much Hilarity Ensues as they try to reign in a Villainous Breakdown and race to find some way to put them out of the way (without showing their hand to the other group).
  • Outside-Context Villain: NERV was made to fight the Angels, not Superman villains. So what happens when Brainiac -a living, conniving humanoid super-computer that hails from a more technologically advanced alien civilization- comes along? They are completely helpless. His computers could hack into the Magi easily, his machines could nullify an A T Field, and his base was a space-ship that drifted out of NERV's reach. If Asuka had not stopped him, he would taken everything he wanted and left.


  • Panty Shot: Happens to Asuka in an omake. Much to the continued good health of the poor bastard who gets a view while she was saving him from a burning building, Asuka is Genre Savvy enough to not kick into (superpowered) Pervert Revenge Mode.
  • Patchwork Fic: The Superman aspects of the fic are taken from many different sources, including the comics, the DCAU, and the various live action films.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Asuka is fiery, hot-blooded, aggressive, hard-headed, impatient... and she is Supergirl. Shinji is a Non-Action Guy passive, quiet and meek. However, Shinji fell in love with Asuka precisely because he admired her strength, willpower, courage and determination, and Asuka fell in love with him precisely because he was gentle, caring and dependable.
  • Posthumous Character: Kal-El's baby was dead fourteen years before the beginning of the story, but it is because him Asuka has powers and it is because him Asuka decides using them altruistically and in the latter chapters she wonders if her biological father would approve of her.
  • Power Copying: Asuka and Rei fought the Parasite, a mutated human copied his victims' powers and stole their memories and energies by touching them.
  • Power Parasite: Parasite, a mutated human stole their victims' powers and memories when he touched them, leaving them weakened and powerless. Since his power came with a time limit, he had to continuously drain a person's power to have it. So that he kidnapped Asuka and Rei, intending to keep them locked forever, serving him as an endless power supply, but they managed to find a way to fight him withouh touching him.
  • Power Perversion Potential: When Asuka was still discovering her new powers her X-ray vision accidentally activated right when Shinji was changing clothes.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Asuka’s pilot costume is red with orange and black parts. Her Power Girl costume is white with blue and red parts. Finally, her Supergirl costume is blue and red and is based on Supergirl’s current outfit:
    She was blond, and wore a red mask that looked identical to the one Power Girl wore, through which sky blue eyes peeked out at him. Her tight blue shirt made her not inconsiderable curves very apparent, and the yellow and red shield emblem with the "S" inside it on her chest only served to draw the eye to that area. The long sleeves disappeared into the red gloves she wore, but the shirt left her toned midriff bare. A red miniskirt was held up with a yellow belt, and soon yielded to a pair of lithe legs that, from Shinji's perspective, seemed to go on forever. A pair of scarlet boots completed the ensemble.
  • Red-Headed Hero: Asuka, who begins like a Humongous Mecha Ace Pilot and becomes The Cape.
  • Red Is Heroic: When she is acting as Humongous Mecha pilot, Asuka wears a red tight suit and red hair clips (and pilots a red robot). When she is acting as Supergirl she wears red cloak and boots and a red S-shield on her chest.
  • Replacement Scrappy: After Arael Asuka begins to see herself as this In-Universe to the dead Kal-El, thinking that he is far more deserving of their powers.
  • The Reveal Prompts Romance: When Asuka finally came clean to Shinji about being Supergirl she said she would like that he was her confidant. He replied he would also like to be more than a friend because he likes her. Asuka admitted she liked him back and they kissed.
  • Right in Front of Me: Shinji does this every time he talks about Power Girl or Supergirl in front of Asuka.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: When Shinji was kidnapped by a terrorist organization, Asuka went very, very mad. She searched, found and stormed into their headquarters, trashed everybody in there and pummelled the leader for daring to hurt and badmouth Shinji.


  • Secret Keeper: Emil Hamilton to Asuka. Also Kaji. And now Shinji.
    • Asuka reveals her identity to Hikari.
  • Secret Secret Keeper: During the Parasite arc both Rei Ayanami and Misato Katsuragi figured out Asuka was Supergirl. Misato because the Parasite barged into his apartment demanding to know where Asuka was and later he was defeated and fought by Supergirl. And Rei because she fought the Parasite alongside Supergirl and did not miss how familiar was her face.
  • Shooting Superman: It works about as well as you'd expect.
    • In chapter 8:
      Surprised, he let out a small cry and reflexively pulled the trigger. The noise was deafening inside the cramped alleyway.
      Kiku released a small shriek, the already terrified girl unable to keep herself from keeping quiet as the frightening sound filled her ears.
      For just a moment, one horrible, heart-pounding moment, the sixteen-year-old girl somehow managed to forget everything she knew about Power Girl, and she believed that the superwoman would die for trying to help her.
      From her position behind Power Girl, Kiku didn't see the slug that erupted from the barrel of the mugger's weapon strike the Girl of Steel right between the eyes. She didn't see the bullet crumple up upon impact like an empty soda can, and she didn't see how the force of that impact failed to so much as blanch Power Girl's skin.
      But when the bullet fell to the ground, landing with the distinctive tink! of metal hitting pavement, Kiku's shoulders slumped in relief.
      Unsurprisingly, the mugger was feeling anything but relief at the moment. He released a sort of strangled cry of surprise and terror. Then, acting out of sheer desperation, he reversed his grip on his weapon, grabbing the barrel, and struck the blond superwoman in the head as hard as he could with the butt of his pistol.
      There was a loud thump that made Kiku wince, but Power Girl's only response was to sigh in annoyance. The thug moved to hit her again, but the blond superwoman reached out, her movements inhumanly quick, and almost casually wrenched the weapon from his grasp. Then she squeezed down on it, the metal contorting in her gloved hand like it was no firmer than wet clay, leaving the gun quite worthless.
      "Honestly, why do you people do that?" she demanded of the mugger, exasperation coloring her voice. "You must be the tenth loser to try that. Do really think pistol whipping me is going to do anything when the bullets bounce off?"
    • In chapter 14 Asuka melts with her heat vision because she is tired of idiots checking she is bulletproof:
      Not that she gave him the chance; it was a lot easier for her to hit the weapon with a blast of her heat vision, and she was tired of seeing the shocked expressions on idiots' faces as they realized she really was bulletproof.
    • Subverted in chapter 15. A guy shoots once and gives up when he sees Asuka has caught the bullet with her teeth. Asuka praises his intelligence:
      Supergirl approached Nobu, picking up the gun from the floor. "You know," she began, as she absently crumpled the weapon into a ball as easily as he could've done the same to the newspaper she'd been holding a minute ago, "you're the first person who surrendered to me so quickly."
      "I am?" he asked, surprised. Did regular people actually try to fight the Girl of Steel?
      "Oh, yeah," she replied. "Usually when the bullets don't work, most crooks try pistol whipping me, believe it or not. You're much smarter than they are, obviously."
      ** Chapter 18 gives a different version: a thief is trying to cut Asuka over and again despite of doing nothing to Asuka (other than annoying her):
      "You do know that the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, right?" Supergirl asked.
      The would-be thief that the Girl of Steel had caught trying to mug a young woman in the middle of the night ignored her and continued trying to stab and slash her with the short but wickedly sharp knife he held.
      This was going about as well as could be expected.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Asuka states some of her reasons to like Shinji in chapter 19:
    "That person you call scum is worth a thousand of you…and a hundred of me! [...] He's fought to protect everyone, all without any kind of super powers, even though he never wanted to! [...] And unlike some people, he doesn't hide behind anger, or a mask, or false bravado! [...] When he does come out of his shell talk to you, you know the person you're dealing with is really him!"
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: The Eva setting is dark. So what happens when you throw elements of the Superman canon in the mix? A character was a Broken Bird and a Child Soldier and whose Abusive Parents had broken her and turned into a terrified, lonely, fragile, angry little child that drove people away to not be hurt again and thought she was worthless unless she was the best at everything gained super-powers, learnt to be a real heroine and better person and set to make her world a better place.
  • Soft Glass: At one point, a Seele commando smoothly breaks a car window and knocks out the driver with the butt of a rifle in one stroke.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Asuka tries to pretend she is tough, angry and bold so that nobody notices she is hurting inside and has many troubles, especially after Arael’s Mind Rape.
  • Stripperiffic: Both of her superhero outfits. Played for Laughs in an omake where Asuka has a Catapult Nightmare concerning wearing a Supergirl outfit that can only be described as a very tiny bikini (It Makes Sense in Context).
  • Super Fic
  • Superpowerful Genetics: It kicks off the entire plot. Long story short, baby Kal-El dies when his rocket crash-lands on Earth, and his DNA is used to fertilize one of the Kyoko's eggs when she got an in vitro fertilization. When Asuka was a teenager she started to develop kryptonian powers.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • In chapter 7's omake Shinji catches Asuka playing with dolls:
      Asuka:"What did you see?!"
      Shinji:"Nothing! [...] I didn't see you playing with your dolls!"
    • In chapter 11 Asuka thinks it is disgusting as Misato is taking advantage of Shinji's caring nature to get him taking care of her. She is angry because it and definitely not because Shinji is paying a lot of attention to Misato:
      Not that he minds, Asuka thought dourly. Honestly, the boy took to the task of playing nursemaid with far more gusto than she felt a man should. It was almost sickening how Misato was taking advantage of Shinji's caring nature while she was ill. Asuka wasn't the least bit jealous of attention he had been lavishing on Misato.
  • Tempting Fate: During a power outage, Bridge Bunny Makoto has this to say:
    Makoto: "And I thought it couldn't get any worse than having to pick up Misato's dry cleaning for her. Honestly, could this day possibly get any worse?"
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted. Asuka holds back when facing common criminals, but when going up against the Angels or a supervillain like Brainiac or Parasite she shows no compunctions about killing.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: When she became Supergirl Asuka realized everyone expected her being a beacon of integrity, morality and courage. As she tried to live up to that ideal, Asuka gradually became more optimistic and less negative and bitter.
  • Trespassing to Talk: In chapter 8's omake Asuka walks into her apartment and finds Touji, unwelcome and uninvited, waiting for her in the kitchen to blackmail her.
  • Tsundere: Asuka. Since she was a kid she fabricated a mask of a tough, self-reliant girl did not need anybody so nobody realized she was very vulnerable deep-down and hurt her. However, when she rooms with Shinji she starts trusting him and showing him her softer, nicer side gradually.


Asuka:"You know, I tried to live my whole life being the best at everything and never showing weakness to anybody, [...] I thought nobody would ever give a damn about me if I wasn't always top dog."
Asuka:"Then I became Power Girl and Supergirl after that. I enjoy being a superwoman a lot; it's great to be able to help people. But at some point I realized that everyone expected me to be this…moral paragon. In fact, everybody thought I just naturally was one, and if I ever showed them otherwise, tons of people would be disappointed. [...] I was trying to be perfect all the time, and it was exhausting, [...] Even without the Fifteenth Angel, I think it might have eventually shattered me. Just driven me crazy or something."
Asuka:"I picked being Supergirl over being an EVA pilot, [...] I'm sorry that I'll probably never use Unit Two again, but I'm glad that I finally made the decision, and I can definitely accept it. But the part where I have to constantly be this perfect symbol of justice and morality… I don't want to disappoint any of the people who look up to Supergirl, but that's a really tall order."
Shinji:"Of course, [...] It would be for anybody."
Asuka:"I think I can keep being the Supergirl that everybody believes in, the one that inspires people, but only if I have somebody I can show the real me to. Somebody I can talk to, and tell about the times when I was really tempted to do something cruel or selfish, without horrifying him, [...] You've seen the worst parts of me. You've seen me at my nastiest, and you've seen me as a broken mess. And you're still here, practically bending over backwards to help me through a rough time. Still caring about me. So, I'd like that person to be you, if you think you can stand it."