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->''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 ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'' story that casts everyone's favorite boastful and brash FieryRedhead, Asuka Langley Soryu, as the FlyingBrick ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' and later ''Comicbook/{{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 read [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5061292/1/Superwomen_of_Eva_2_Lone_Heir_of_Krypton here]].

Compare with ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'', another story where an Eva character gains Superman powers, and with ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'' and ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'' (darker takes on the concept of Evangelion characters gaining powers).




* AccidentalPervert: Asuka saw Shinji half-naked when her X-ray vision activated accidentally while he was changing clothes. Cue she blushing brightly and looking away.
* AcePilot: Asuka was the best and most rigorously trained pilot in the squad, and she got a good number of kills under her belt. However, as the story progressed and her powers surfaced she got to choose between remaining a pilot or being a super-heroine full-time.
* ActionGirl: In this story Asuka becomes ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and Rei is ''Comicbook/WonderGirl''. They kick {{Robeast}} butt when they are piloting their giant robots and slap criminals, aliens and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s around when they are off duty.
* AdaptationalBadass: Asuka was the best HumongousMecha 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.
* AdaptationalCurves: 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.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Asuka, who [[spoiler:is half-kryptonian]] talks English, German and Japanese. Several ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' alien enemies show up [[spoiler:like Brainiac]] and play the trope straight.
* AlmostKiss: Kaji ruins the moment.
* AllJustADream: In chapter thirteenth's omake Asuka and Misato are fighting over Shinji. Since Asuka has the upper hand, Misato talks her into a threesome. Asuka demands getting Shinji's first kiss and she is about to kiss him... when Pen Pen woke Shinji up. Shinji's reaction to realize it was a dream and the penguin has woken him up from the best dream he has ever had was... not serene.
* AmazonChaser: Shinji feels is very attracted to Asuka, who is a superb fighter, an excellent HumongousMecha pilot, and ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} a super-heroine can pulverize a mountain with her bare fists and is faster than a speeding bullet]]''.
* AmazonianBeauty: The story makes an emphasis on Asuka gaining an impressive muscle build and Shinji being attracted to her.
* AncientConspiracy: 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.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Shinji is on the brunt end of this from Asuka after [[spoiler:instinctively running to try and save a little girl from a collapsing building, only to be saved by Supergirl.]]
* AnythingYouCanDoICanDoBetter: The whole reason Asuka becomes a superhero is so that she can upstage Wonder Girl in the headlines of the local tabloid.
* ApocalypseCult: [[spoiler:The Light of the Divine, who believe the Angels are God's judgment.]]
* AppropriatedAppellation: When Asuka started out her super-heroine career, "Tokyo Tattle" -a tabloid- called her ''Power Girl''. She liked that name. Later she resolved to change her costume and heroine identity, and she asked Shinji what they were calling the new superwoman. Shinji told "Tokyo Tattle" had baptized her ''Supergirl'', and she chose that name for herself.
* AttentionWhore: At the beginning Asuka becomes an heroine to earn extra attention. However, her motivation gradually changes as she becomes a true heroine.
* AudienceSurrogate: 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...)
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Although Asuka and Shinji argue a lot, after a certain point Asuka starts to deliberately make things so that Shinji feels better (such like stopping to show off her superior strength because he feels more entushiastic when he thinks he is catching up to her).
* {{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.
* BadassCape: Asuka wears Supergirl's classic red cape. She looks more intimidating and more dangerous as wearing it.
* BackToBackBadasses: Asuka and Rei (Wonder Girl) team up a few times in the story.
** Once when fighting off Brainiac.
** Again when facing down Parasite.
* BareYourMidriff: Asuka's Supergirl costume is based on one of the outfits of Kara Zor-El. When Shinji sees her costume for first time he notices very acutely that her very tight blue shirt "left her toned midriff bare".
* BattleCouple: Shinji and Asuka till [[spoiler:Asuka got taken out of the roster of active pilots.]] Until that moment they had fought many battles together against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
* BeautifulDreamer: 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.''
* BecomingTheBoast: Asuka often boasted about being the best pilot ever and the greatest fighter against the [[{{EldritchAbomination}} Angels]], but in reality [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex her confidence and her self-esteem were very fragile]] and she was not sure her skills and training were good enough. However ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} she gradually discovers she has powers she was unaware of]]'', becomes a ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} heroine]]'', and thanks to personal growing she shows she can take down anything and anyone.
* BecomingTheMask: Asuka decided to pretend she was a super-heroine... and throughout the story she becomes one.
* BelligerentSexualTension: 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.
* BeneathTheMask: 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.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Shinji]] when he uses an Eva power cord to rescue [[spoiler:Asuka and Unit 02 from Leliel.]]
* TheBigDamnKiss: 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.''
* BizarreAlienSenses: Asuka's first hint that her senses were not normal either was when she accidentally saw through her home's walls... [[AccidentalPervert 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).
* BlackmailBackfire: 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.
* BloodKnight: Asuka's battle lust is an important part of her character. Although she changes a lot after becoming ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', she still enjoyes fighting (and her new powers allow her taking on giant aliens with her bare fists).
* BlueIsHeroic: Asuka’s Supergirl costume is mostly blue.
* BoisterousBruiser: A rare female example. Asuka is a super-strong heroine who loves fighting. She is also daring, loud, perky and likes gloating.
* BonusMaterial: Nearly every chapter has extra scenes or omakes where the author explains some of his decisions, the characters break the fourth wall constantly, or someone -often Shinji- is the ButtMonkey. Comedic omakes include Touji trying to blackmail Asuka (and then finding out it was a spectacularly bad idea), a chunk of kryptonite altering Asuka's behaviour in interesting ways, or an enraged Shinji attempting to cook Pen Pen.
* BreakTheCutie: In case that being an orphan whose surviving parent is a bastard and being forced to fight giant monsters before being fifteen was not traumatic enough, Shinji gets targeted by all kind of super-powerful thugs and terrorists want to get him or the girl he is in love with.
* BreakTheHaughty: Asuka behaved as a prideful, self-assured girl at the beginning (a mask to cover her weak self-esteem). When her powers surfaced and she started out her superheroine career, though, she changed gradually, becoming less self-centered and more altruistic. At the same time her performance with her giant robot suffered, and she started questioning herself. Then she [[spoiler:went through Arael's MindRape. The {{Robeast}} played with all her fears, doubts and insecurities, and broke her down.]] For a while she was utterly distraught and depressed, thinking she was never a heroine but an inmature child playing a game, she was never a good pilot, and she was worthless.
* BroadStrokes: Asuka makes appearances in other stories of the same author in her Supergirl identity, and she sometimes mentions events happened in those stories. Since the events of those stories are incompatible with each other, they are described in a very loose fashion, and the author said they happened in a different way.
* BrokenBird: During a heart-to-heart talk Asuka tells Shinji she strove to be strong-willed and excel at everything because after her mother went insane and died and her father abandoned her -making her realizing that he never loved her- she thought nobody would care about her unless she was the best.
* BrokenPedestal:
** [[spoiler:Kaji to Asuka]] when she finds out that he was willing to let himself get murdered after [[spoiler:discovering the secrets of Project Eva]] and he never ever thought about [[spoiler: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) [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone is one of the factors]] [[ComesGreatResponsibility in her decision to become a heroine without looking for glory.]]
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: When Asuka ditches her ComicBook/PowerGirl 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.''
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Asuka is easily capable to bring down a skyscraper with her bare fists. Throughout her super-heroine career she also learns to let her nicer, warmer side out and be more compassionate and more caring. So, she may be beating a thug and the next minute helping a girl to find her kitten.
* BullFightBoss: Supergirl and Wonder Girl defeat [[spoiler:Parasite]] using this tactic to cause a [[spoiler:PhlebotinumOverload.]]
* BulletCatch: 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 [[spoiler: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.]]
* BullyingADragon: 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 ComicBook/PowerGirl and tries to blackmail her. He realized it was a stupid idea when he saw her grinning and cracking her knuckles.
* ButtMonkey:
** Shinji, in the omakes. In the stories proper, he sometimes suffers problems and is a NonActionGuy outside of the Evangelion, but he is useful either by fighting with or without his giant robot or by giving Asuka emotional stability and a sympathetic ear. On the omakes, he is often the victim of the pranks of the author (who is not above to tell Asuka Shinji stole her underwear).
** Asuka also suffers from this in the omakes. Either thugs accuse her from breaking the fourth wall, or she has very embarassing moments where she has to perform heroic deeds as wearing a ridiculously tiny outfit or Shinji clings to her leg to prevent herself from falling to the ground and takes an accidental peek at her underwear.
* CanNotSpitItOut: 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.
* TheCape: 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 IdealHero.
* CatapultNightmare:
** 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.''
* CharacterDevelopment: Asuka gets this. Lots of it. In spades.
* CharacterOverlap: Asuka as Power Girl or Supergirl has showed up in other stories of the author, and a BroadStrokes version of Rei as Wonder Girl appears here. A couple of Original Characters of his other stories also appear (namely Section Two Chief Chiron and his right-hand man, Sato).
* ChefOfIron: 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.
* ChestInsignia: Asuka's Power Girl costume had no insignia, but when she decided to turn into a better, truer super-heroine she made her Supergirl costume, placing a huge "S" emblem on her chest.
-->''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.''
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: 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.
* CityOfAdventure: Upon arriving on Tokyo-3, Asuka finds and fights everyday robbers, thugs, terrorists, super-powered villains, aliens, robots, time-travellers, {{EldritchAbomination}}s... And that is not counting the ancient evil conspiracy to end mankind her boss is concocting.
* ClarkKenting: Subverted. Asuka takes an effort into masking her identity, including using a blonde wig and a mask when she's in her superhero persona. [[spoiler: [[SecretSecretKeeper Misato and Rei may have figured things out, though]].]]
* CleavageWindow: During her ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' phase, Asuka's costume had a very large cleavage and a cord stretching across her neck, shaping a triangular cutout above her breasts.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Rei -a. k. a. ''Comicbook/WonderGirl''- gets a lot of innate superpowers but others are a function of her Amazonian artifacts, most notably her InvisibilityCloak 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.
* ComboPlatterPowers: Asuka gets whole Kryptonian package, including:
** EyeBeams
** FlyingBrick
*** {{Flight}}
*** NighInvulnerability / ImmuneToBullets
*** SuperStrength
** SuperBreath
** SuperSenses
*** XRayVision
** SuperSpeed: Faster than a speeding bullet, literally proven.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: [[spoiler:After being shown [[{{Film/Superman}} 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.
* ContinuityNod: An interesting one: When Asuka is testing her powers, she comes across the scrapped wreck of the [[{{BFG}} rail-mounted mortar]] that the Fifth Angel destroyed during his rampage. Her surprise when she's able to lift it up is palpable.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: 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.
* {{Crossover}}: Between Franchise/{{Superman}} and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* CurbStompBattle: Asuka's fights against human enemies use to be this due to her being super-strong and virtually invulnerable. Especial mention goes to the leader of a terrorist group who kidnapped Shinji. Suffice it say, it did not end well for him.



* DeadpanSnarker: 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."
* DefrostingIceQueen: 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.
* DesignerBabies: Asuka is born via artificial insemination from ''[[{{Franchise/Superman}} 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.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens to Shinji a few times during the fic, and ''to Asuka'' when she notices how much the weight training has helped Shinji.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Naturally, Asuka has no clue how strong she is once she starts developing her powers. Her first attempt to ''find out'' [[HilarityEnsues ends in fire and destruction]]. And that's ''before'' she gets [[EyeBeams heat vision]].
* DominoMask: What Asuka wears as both ComicBook/PowerGirl and [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}]] to prevent someone from figuring out who she is. Also [[DyeOrDie wears a blonde wig]].
* DontYouDarePityMe: 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 ''Franchise/{{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,"''
* DoomedHometown: Asuka has kryptonian powers due to her biological father's planet exploding. Before Krypton blew up, Jor-El sent his son to Earth, but due a miscalculation on his part, the baby died when his rocket crashed. Later his DNA got used to impregnate one of the eggs of Kyoko, and thus Asuka was born.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: 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.''
* DyeOrDie: [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] wears a blond wing as super-heroing to protect her secret identity.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Asuka must go through many hardships, face giant monsters, aliens, super-powered beings, criminals, an evil cult, an AncientConspiracy, mature and learn the true meaning of the word "hero" to have a happy end.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In chapter 8 Shinji sees Asuka wearing her Supergirl costume. And he is stunned:
-->''He looked toward the source of the snickering, and his breath caught. Standing before him was one of the most beautiful girls he'd ever seen.''\\
''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.''\\
''And she was holding the huge piece of concrete, which had to weigh at least a few tons in Shinji's estimate, above her head as if it was no heavier than a pebble.''\\
''The combination of the superwoman's striking good looks and her display of strength left the Third Child stunned silent. He could only gawk up at her stupidly. The little girl he was still loosely clutching was apparently no more capable of speech than he was, because she kept perfectly quiet, too.''
* EatingOptional: After discovering her powers and her Kryptonian origin Asuka realizes she has never been hungry and thinks she probably does not need to eat because she is sun-powered. However she likes food so she keeps doing it.
* EldritchAbomination: Asuka fights humongous alien monsters known as Angels, and during an arc story she also faces [[spoiler:the New Gods of Apokolips.]]
* EnemyMine: 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 FireForgedFriends.
* EntertaininglyWrong: Thanks to the MomentKiller described below, Shinji becomes annoyed at Kaji and how he got together with Misato. Because of this, Misato comes to the logical but incorrect conclusion that he's annoyed because he has a crush on her.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[YesMan Fuyutsuki]] has several moments showing this throughout the fic, such as chewing out Gendo over not even ''trying'' to feign concern over his son, [[spoiler: and almost having a heart attack when Gendo tells him he's starting to crack the Scroll's intel on the Anti-Life Equation]].
* ExpendableClone: Rei saw herself as nothing but Yui Ikari's clone tailored to unleash the end of mankind. All of it changed when she became Wonder Girl. Later she used what she had learnt to cheer a depressed Asuka that she was not useless or expendable, and she had extraordinary powers made her special.
* FantasyKitchenSink: This is a crossover between a SuperRobotGenre show and ''Franchise/TheDCU''. You have a genetically engineered HalfHumanHybrid superheroine and HumongousMecha pilot that fights {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, {{Robeast}}s, aliens, super-computers, has teamed up with an Amazon, has met space gods...
* FieryRedhead: Although Asuka's character softens up as she matures, she keeps being a bold, hot-tempered and passionate redhead.
* FirstGirlWins: Asuka is the first girl shows up in the story, and she is the one Shinji falls in love with and eventually hooks up with.
* FirstKiss: Shinji and Asuka kissed in chapted 19 after Shinji confessed.
* FlyingBrick: Asuka is ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', with all it entails: she flies, she has super strength, super speed, invulnerability, heat vision and freezing/super breath.
* FlyingFirepower: Asuka has kryptonian DNA, so that her powers include flight and heat vision.
* ForWantOfANail: 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 EvilPlan, 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 [[CrapsackWorld how screwed up the world is becoming]]), takes a brief dip in the (benevolent) MadScientist pool and fertilizes the ova that will be Asuka with Kryptonian DNA.
* FriendOrIdolDecision:
** [[spoiler:Brainiac]] tempts Asuka with a knowledge orb of Krypton. [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler:''Comicbook/{{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 [[spoiler: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.]]
* FusionFic: Between Evangelion and ''Franchise/TheDCU''. Asuka is ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' and later ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', Rei is ''Comicbook/WonderGirl'', another Eva characters have powers of DC super-heroes, and several ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' villains show up such like Brainiac or Parasite.



* GeniusBruiser: Canonically Asuka was out of college by age 14. Her powerset includes SuperStrength and computer-strong intelligence.
* GiantEqualsInvincible: Subverted. The regular army is useless when it is time to fight [[{{Robeast}} Angels]] or even [[HumongousMecha Evas]]. No weapon of theirs can damage them. However, Asuka -who in this setting is ''Comicbook/{{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 [[spoiler:taking Armisael down and surviving, something no Eva could do.]]
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Shinji thinks so in chapter five's omake. Due to radiation from a special chunk of kryptonite, Asuka seduces Misato and both women start making out. After seeing what they were doing, Shinji called his friend Kensuke and told him getting over there and for the love of God, bring his camera.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Asuka. Half-human, half-Kryptonian.
* TheHero: 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.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Shinji is infatuated with Asuka.
* HeroicBuild: Asuka develops one in this story, partially because her developing powers (super-strength, super-speed) altering her build and partially because her training.
* HighAltitudeBattle: Asuka got one when she fought Brainiac's space-ship located at the stratosphere.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: 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.
* HotBlooded: Asuka was impulsive, prideful, short-tempered and hot-headed, but when she became Supergirl she realized she had to keep her emotions under control (or else bad things would happen) so that she mellowed down a bit.
* HouseHusband: 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.''
* HowDoIShotWeb: Asuka's powers start to manifest during the battle with the Sixth Angel. Some HilarityEnsues during the next couple of chapters as Asuka tries to find out her capabilities.
* HumansNeedAliens: [[spoiler:Asuka was conceived by donor sperm, and her biological father was ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} 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.
* HumongousMecha: 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.
* HurtingHero: 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.
* IHaveNoSon: [[spoiler:An illusion masquerading as ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' tells Asuka this during the MindRape illusion.]]
* IdealHero: As she undergoes CharacterDevelopment Asuka begins to truly try to live up to this lofty ideal.
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Misato and Kaji are dating. At the same time Shinji is in love with Asuka and completely oblivious to her loving him back. Misato misunderstands Shinji when he remarks he is in love with a girl and wrongly thinks Shinji has fallen for her. She spends several chapters trying to let him down gently every time he asks for relationship advice to win Asuka over. Misato's reaction when she finally finds out the truth is priceless.
* IMissMom: In a battle Asuka had to choose between rescuing a recording with the last remaining information about Krypton and saving another recording with her deceased mother's memories. She chose the latter because she misses Kyoko and those memories are more precious to her.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: As she told Shinji during a heart-to-heart talk in chapter 19, Asuka strove to be the best and boast about it because she was a lonely kid who thought no one would care about her unless she was the best.
* InterspeciesRomance: 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.



* JerkassFacade: 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.
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: 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.
* KingpinInHisGym: A heroic version. Knowing that becoming stronger (even if she's holding back ''a lot'') and [[AmazonianBeauty 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 [[DistractedByTheSexy draw]] [[EatingTheEyeCandy Asuka's eye]] during some downtime.
* KryptoniteFactor: Asuka discovered she was half-kryptonian at the same time she found out about her weakness towards kryptonite. Shortly after [[spoiler:Gendo stole the piece of kryptonite and he threatened her with it several times.]]
* LastNameBasis: Section Two Chief Chiron is only known by his family name. Nobody refers to him by his name.
* LastOfHisKind: Asuka finds out she is half-Kryptonian since she was conceived by donor sperm, and her biological father was an alien from planet Krypton who died when his rocket crash-landed on Earth. She also finds out baby Kal-El wasn sent to Earth because his homeworld exploded. As the title says, she is the lone heir of Krypton.
* LeotardOfPower: Asuka's uniform as ComicBook/PowerGirl (little change from the 'canon' design is Asuka having a V-shaped cut which shows her cleavage instead of the classic "[[CleavageWindow boob window]]"). As [[spoiler:{{Supergirl}}]] she uses the Pre-New52 "cheerleader" outfit, with plenty of BareYourMidriff. Needless to say, both can be pretty {{Stripperiffic}} at times (and this is pointed out in the fic and the {{omake}}).
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: 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."''
* LoveConfession: 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 ''Comicbook/{{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.
* LoveInterest: Shinji and Asuka are each other's.
* LovelyAngels: 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.
* LoveTriangle: Shinji liked Asuka who liked Kaji who liked Misato. To hilariously complicate things further, Misato thought for a while that Shinji had a crush on her. Anyway Asuka gradually fell for Shinji and stopped to have a crush on Kaji.



* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: 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.
* MaleGaze: 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.''
* MeaningfulRename: When people stop calling Asuka ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' and start calling her ''Comicbook/{{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.
* MechaShow: Even if the fic focuses on Asuka being a super-heroine the mechas and are still a primary plot element.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Done to Kaworu by Asuka at his request]].
* MindRape: [[spoiler: Happens like in canon, and [[BreakTheCutie completely smashes Asuka]]. [[YourWorstNightmare Her worst nightmare becomes "true"]] as the Angel pulls an ''{{Film/Inception}}'' and [[DreamWithinADream has her think]] [[NotHisSled that she broke out of the canon]] MindRape by [[UnstoppableRage going berserk]] and [[TheseHandsHaveKilled killing]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero everybody she loves (and the Angel]], [[HeroKiller and]] Wonder Girl) ''with her bare hands'', plus an appearance by ''{{Superman}}'' to give her [[WhatTheHellHero a rather scathing speech]]. Shinji also was affected, but turns out that what remained of his ExtremeDoormat tendencies gave him some amount of resistance.]]
* MissingMom: Asuka's mother dying when she was barely four is the main cause of her pain and her angry, bitter behaviour. Later she finds out Shinji's mother is dead, too.
* MomentKiller: 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.
* MythologyGag:
** ''[[Film/{{Superman}} Like]]'' ''[[ComicBook/TheManOfSteel many]]'' ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries versions]]'' ''[[Film/SupermanReturns of]]'' ''Franchise/{{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? [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Streaky Streaky.]]
* NegativeSpaceWedgie: When black-and-white-striped sphere-shaped Leliel invades Tokyo-3 Asuka nearly falls into its shadow (a Sea of Dirac), [[spoiler: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.]]
* NiceGuy: 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.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain:
** [[spoiler:Bardiel inadvertently shields Supergirl from the [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite radiation]] coming from Unit 01's kryptonite reactor when Gendo engineers a slight radiation leak.]]
** Arael fixes a lot of things. [[spoiler: Its MindRape and BreakingSpeech make Asuka abandon the rest of her negative character traits and to truly try to become TheCape and IdealHero.]]
* NonActionGuy: Shinji has no relevant fighting skills or combat training, he is a tad meek and sometimes he needed to be rescued. In contrast his LoveInterest is Asuka, an Ace Pilot has trained since she was four to pilot HumongousMecha 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.''
* ObliviousToLove: Shinji fits in the [[SelectiveObliviousness "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.
* OfficialCouple: Shinji and Asuka.
* OfficialKiss: 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.
* OhCrap:
** 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.
* OneManArmy: 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.
* OnlyOneName: Sato, right-hand of Section-2 chief and minor antagonist, only goes by that name. He has not a full name.
* OriginalCharacter: Minor antagonists Section Two Chief Chiron and his right-hand man, Sato.
* OrphansOrdeal: Asuka's mother died when she was barely four and her father -who never loved her because she had been conceived by sperm donor- abandoned her straight after. Asuka grew up thinking she had to be the best at everything or nobody would ever care about her, and she strove to excel and become self-reliant, but she was a very lonely, scared child whom everyone regarded as a tool.
* OutsideContextHero: Asuka, a. k. a. Supergirl, is this to both [[GovernmentConspiracy NE]][[BigBad RV]] and [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness SEE]][[BiggerBad LE]] and their beloved "[[AssimilationPlot 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 HumongousMecha used to fight them. Much HilarityEnsues as they try to reign in a VillainousBreakdown and race to find ''[[KickTheDog some]]'' ''[[MoralEventHorizon way]]'' to put them out of the way ([[RightHandVersusLeftHand without showing their hand to the other group]]).
* OutsideContextVillain: NERV was made to fight the [[{{EldritchAbomination}} Angels]], not ''Franchise/{{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 ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Asuka]]'' had not stopped him, he would taken everything he wanted and left.



* PantyShot: Happens to Asuka in an {{omake}}. Much to the continued good health of [[AccidentalPervert the poor bastard who gets a view while she was saving him from a burning building]], Asuka is GenreSavvy enough to not kick into ([[MegatonPunch superpowered]]) PervertRevengeMode.
* ParentalAbandonment: Asuka's father never loved her and abandoned her right after her mother's death. Her mother's doctor theorizes the man was resentful of not being her biological father since Asuka she was conceived by donor sperm. After arriving to NERV Asuka also was abandoned by his father.
* ParentalSubstitute: When Asuka arrived to Japan she thought Misato was replacing Shinji with her, but to her surprise Misato took him and her in. Formerly her guardian had been Kaji.
* PatchworkFic: The Superman aspects of the fic are taken from many different sources, including the comics, the ''{{Franchise/DCAU}}'', and the various live action films.
* PitbullDatesPuppy: Asuka is fiery, hot-blooded, aggressive, hard-headed, impatient... and she is ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''. Shinji is a NonActionGuy 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.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: 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.
* PowerCopying: Asuka and Rei fought the Parasite, a mutated human copied his victims' powers and stole their memories and energies by touching them.
* PowerParasite: 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 [[spoiler: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.]]
* PowerPerversionPotential: When Asuka was still discovering her new powers her X-ray vision accidentally activated right when Shinji was changing clothes.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Asuka’s pilot costume is red with orange and black parts. Her ComicBook/PowerGirl 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.''
* ThePromise: When Touji got designated as the newest pilot, Hikari asked Asuka protecting him. Asuka promised her best friend she would do so, and when Touji's giant robot got hijacked by a {{Robeast}} she fought to save him. When [[spoiler:she managed to get him out of the cockpit alive, Asuka was relieved that she had fulfilled her promise.]]
* RedHeadedHero: Asuka, who begins like a HumongousMecha AcePilot and becomes TheCape.
* RedIsHeroic: When she is acting as HumongousMecha 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.
* ReplacementScrappy: After [[spoiler: Arael]] Asuka begins to see ''herself'' as this InUniverse to the dead Kal-El, thinking that he is far more deserving of their powers.
* TheRevealPromptsRomance: 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.
* RightInFrontOfMe: Shinji does this every time he talks about Power Girl or Supergirl in front of Asuka.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: When [[spoiler: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.
* {{Robeast}}: The Angels from canon -humongous {{Eldritch Abomination}}s-. Unlike than in canon, though, Asuka can fight them without her HumongousMecha thanks to her Kryptonian powers.
* RunningGag: Shinji is the ButtMonkey in the omakes, often being placed in highly embarassing situations where he seems a pervert.



* SecretKeeper: Emil Hamilton to Asuka. [[spoiler:Also Kaji. And now Shinji.]]
** [[spoiler: Asuka reveals her identity to Hikari]].
* SecretSecretKeeper: During the Parasite arc [[spoiler:both Rei Ayanami ''and'' Misato Katsuragi]] figured out Asuka was Supergirl. [[spoiler:Misato]] because the Parasite barged into his apartment demanding to know where Asuka was and later he was defeated and fought by Supergirl. And [[spoiler:Rei]] because she fought the Parasite alongside Supergirl and did not miss how familiar was her face.
* ShesGotLegs: When Shinji saw Asuka's ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' costume for first time he noticed it showed off her gorgeous, muscled, long legs:
-->''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.''
* ShipTease: There was considerable teasing between Shinji and Asuka since the beginning until they got together, floating and kissing in the night sky.
* ShootingSuperman: 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.''
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: 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!"''
* SleevesAreForWimps: Rei's Wonder Girl costume lacks sleeves, and she only wears bracers on her arms.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The Eva setting is dark. So what happens when you throw elements of the Superman canon in the mix? A character was a BrokenBird and a ChildSoldier and whose AbusiveParents 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.
* SoftGlass: At one point, a [[spoiler:Seele commando]] smoothly ''breaks a car window and knocks out the driver with the butt of a rifle in one stroke.''
* SourOutsideSadInside: Asuka tries to pretend she is tough, angry and bold so that nobody notices she is hurting inside and has many troubles, especially after [[spoiler:Arael’s MindRape.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Both of her superhero outfits. PlayedForLaughs in an {{omake}} where Asuka has a CatapultNightmare concerning wearing a Supergirl outfit that can only be described as a very tiny bikini (ItMakesSenseInContext).
* SuperFic
* SuperheroesWearCapes: Asuka's Power Girl and Supergirl costumes include a cape. She invokes the trope because when she decided to become a super-heroine she automatically thought she needed to wear a cape.
* SuperheroesWearTights: Rei's Wonder Girl costume has tights.
* SuperheroParadox: Asuka started out her super-heroine career fighting robbers and thugs. Shortly after she was fighting terrorists and super-villains as Brainiac or the Parasite. Then Apokolips' New Gods and the time-travelling Legion of Superheroes came along. And THEN she started using her super-powers to fight giant alien monsters and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: It kicks off the entire plot. Long story short, [[spoiler: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.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
** 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.''\\
* TalkingInBed: In chapter 19, while they are resting on her bed, Shinji and Asuka talk about the latter's mental state after her battle against Arael.
* TemptingFate: During a power outage, [[BridgeBunnies 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?"
* ThouShaltNotKill: [[AvertedTrope 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.
* ThreeWaySex: In chapter 13's {{Omake}} Misato and Asuka are fighting over Shinji. When it is evident Asuka has the upper hand, Misato talks her into "sharing" him, hinting she knows "things" and she can teach them both. Asuka agrees, and she is about to kiss Shinji... when Pen Pen wakes him up from his dream. Shinji was NOT amused.
* TookALevelInBadass: Asuka trained her whole life to become a fighter and HumongousMecha pilot. Then she developed strange powers and found out about her [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] heritage. She went from beating giant aliens with her HumongousMecha to rip them apart with her bare fists.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Developing powers and becoming a super-heroine made Asuka a happier, more cheerful and more positive person who did not need to pilot a giant robot to feel her life was not worthless.
* TookALevelInIdealism: 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.
* TookALevelInKindness: This is in fact a plot point: When Asuka finds out about her powers and realizes what they entail, she strives to become a better, kinder person and be worthy of them.
* TrespassingToTalk: 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.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between Shinji and Asuka since they met in an aircraft carrier. Asuka was in very deep denial for a long while, whereas Shinji figured out his feelings after a while but he tried to find the right timing to ask her out (unfortunately other people kept ruining his attempts).



* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Hurting Shinji is not merely idiotic. It is downright suicidal. His girlfriend is a hot-tempered fiery red-head with ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian powers]]''. Usually Asuka holds back, but threatens Shinji and you will find out how funny is being punched by someone strong enough to lift a mountain. [[spoiler:A cult's leader certailny found out;]] alas, he did not deem the experience funny.
* WhamEpisode: Several.
** [[spoiler:[[AlienInvasion Brainiac attacking]]]] and her finding out about [[spoiler:Krypton.]]
** Going to meet [[spoiler:Emil Hamilton and [[ComesGreatResponsibility seeing Jor-El's message]] (and, oh yeah, Nerv kidnapping him for information on ComicBook/PowerGirl).]]
** Being attacked by [[spoiler:Kalibak from the future [[TerminatorTwosome and helped by]] the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}, given an incentive by [[KidFromTheFuture one of her descendants]] to become a better superheroine (although [[LaserGuidedAmnesia the Legion makes her forget the details]]).]]
** [[spoiler:[[PowerParasite Parasite]] [[BroughtDownToNormal absorbing her powers]] and her destroying her ComicBook/PowerGirl outfit in the ensuing TenMinuteRetirement (the Supergirl outfit is too tough for her to destroy without powers),]] then [[EnemyMine teaming up]] with Wonder Girl on the second round and gaining more respect for the Amazon.
** The near-loss of [[spoiler:Unit-02 to the Dirac Sea [[FriendOrIdolDecision almost forcing her to abandon it so she could be Supergirl constantly]].]]
** Nerv obtaining [[spoiler:kryptonite and using it to power the Evangelions...]]
** [[spoiler: Asuka's canonical MindRape still happened, only that now Shinji got (mildly) affected... and oh, yeah, [[OhCrap Gendo now has information from the Dead Sea Scrolls concerning the existence of the Anti-Life Equation]]…]]
** [[spoiler: Asuka has quit being an Evangelion pilot for good, and ''was'' going to quit being Supergirl… except that The Light Of The Divine decided to kidnap Shinji, putting the snowball that would have her [[HesBack getting back on the Supergirl saddle for good]] rolling.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Unintentionally given by [[spoiler:Jor-El's recording]] to Asuka. [[spoiler: {{Superman}}, of all people, gives her a much more brutal and direct one during her MindRape illusion, which [[BreakTheCutie completely breaks her]].]]
* WhenSheSmiles:
** When Shinji smiles he makes Asuka's heart race.
** In chapter 16 Asuka beams at Shinji, and he feels his heartbeat speeding up:
-->''Then, to his considerable surprise, she smiled at him, something she hadn't done since before the last Angel battle. Shinji felt his heartbeat accelerating as he looked at her.''
* YouDidntSeeThat: In chapter seventh chapter's omake Shinji catches Asuka playing with dolls. She asks what did he see and he screams he did not see her playing with her dolls:
-->'''Asuka:''' "What did you see?!"\\
'''Shinji:''' "Nothing! [...] I didn't see you playing with your dolls!"
* ZettaiRyouiki: Asuka’s Supergirl costume includes a short red skirt and knee-length crimson boots, exposing her thighs.
-->''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.''


->'''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."''