Taking up the example laid down by Nobody Dies
doesn't shy away from Shout Outs
- Kaworu once catches Kensuke playing with The Unsung War instead of doing his duties.
- The squad dispatched to pursue the mysterious Evangelion in S2Ch10 has the callsign "Moebius".
- Yui shares her English VA and her to-the-point attitude with Admiral Cain.
- Adam's use of "query affirmative" before his upgrade.
Full Metal Panic!Gears of War
- Both the Durandals and the Evangelion B-type equipment possess
landspinners storm rollers and slash harkens assault harpoons.
- The overall silhouette of Evas with their backpack-mounted reactors somewhat resembles a Knightmare Frame.
- The mysterious Evangelion in S2Ch5 has a blue version of the Guren SEITEN's Energy Wings. It also has what is described as a Power Fist with a Radiant Wave Surger.
Ghost in the Shell
- Asuka kills Gaghiel with a chainsaw bayonet.
H.A.W.X.Mobile Suit Gundam
- Kensuke is implied to be a fan.
- After the failure of conventional firearms against the Angels, the Evas start using beam rifles.
- The mysterious Evangelion in S2Ch5 pulls out a beam saber against Israfel. Hyuga even lampshades it.
- Adam shares voice actor and theme song with Vigil.
- Asuka's reaction to Rei's presence during her debut: "Are you holding Bring-Your-Daughter-To-Work Days too?"
- Kaworu is apparently capable of growing a set of massive claws.
- Rei has a whipfist.
Soldiers of Anarchy
- As a result of Second Impact, there is a time dilation field around the US.
- The Angels all have the designation A-1.
- Unit-02 is based on the Vermillion prototype◊.
- Kaworu quotes part of the introductory narration to Rei after her suicide attempt.
- The human goverment is called the Confederacy of Man.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
- "How many of those friggin' knives you've got?!" "As many as I need."
- Shephard is a direct Expy of O'Neill. Similarly, Rei has shades of Teal'c in her.
- Kaworu's personality has Kamina-esque flareups.
- He already showed signs of it when facing Sachiel but during the battle against Shamshel, he directly quotes Kamina's introductory spiel and catchphrase with added Precision F Strikes for emphasis, complete with Theme Music Powerup. Since Gurren Lagann doesn't exist in the Ascensionverse, he's not technically ripping off Kamina...
- And in the second season trailer, he quotes Simon's catchphrase against Sahaquiel.
- In the battle with Israfel, Unit-00 starts out in an Evangelion-sized Tau Broadside Battlesuit.