Heartwarming / Mobile Fighter Evangelion

  • Hologram Gendo, asking Shinji to thank his Aunt and Uncle for raising Shinji.
  • Yui is able to communicate with Shinji somewhat, this aspect is established in Chapter 2, when she goes Declaration of Protection during the fight. Also a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
  • Gendo and Shinji hugging each other in Chapter 3. All together now: Awwww!
  • Shinji's explaining his reasoning for holding back against Rei in their match. She might want to view him as the enemy, but he doesn't want to.
    • Gendo pulling a minor Big Damn Heroes moment, ending the training session and bringing Shinji with him.
  • Like in canon, Misato always cares about Shinji.