There have been four episodes made so far, each covering a portion of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone:
- All Just a Dream: The events of 4.0.
- Answer Cut:
Misato: And whose bright idea was it to build a city with millions of people on top of the world's most dangerous and secretive military base!?
Gendo: I'M A FUCKING GENIUS!
- In episode 2, combined with an inverse description cut:
Misato: Shinji's awake!? Is he alright!?
*cut to Shinji in the hospital*
Shinji (staring at his own arm): THIS ARM IS STALKING ME!
Ritsuko: He's perfectly fine!
- In episode 3:
Misato: What, Shinji!? What are you gonna do!?
- Big "Shut Up!": Practically Misato's catch phrase.
Misato: We survived because SHUT UP, SHINJI!!
- Blatant Lies:
Ritsuko: Well is it still your job to randomly seduce young boys?
*shot of Shinji standing about two feet away*
- Bring My Brown Pants: Gendo's response to the berserk Unit 00 almost killing him: "Aaaand I just shit myself!"
- Buffy Speak: Neither Makoto nor Maya can come up with any better description for the sixth angel than "a thing."
- Butt Monkey: Shinji. In episode 2 he even asks himself "Why do I always end up as everyone's punching bag?"
- Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: Gendo's trademark "Gendo pose", like pretty much everything else, gets parodied.
Gendo: OH MY GOD, MY HANDS ARE GLUED TO MY FACE AGAIN!!!
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander / The Ditz: Gendo has definite elements of these, such as his conviction that the angels are all Godzilla, and his obsession with sandwiches.
- Cloud Cuckoo Landers Minder: Fuyutsuki is this for Gendo, though SEELE does it as well sometimes.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Gendo. Most clearly demonstrated when he talks to Shinji on the phone in the first episode's opening:
Gendo: How's your mother doing?
Shinji: She's dead.
Gendo: AHA HAHAHA AHAHAHA! OH THAT'S HILLARIOUS! AHAHA HAHAHAHA!
- Comically Missing the Point: Shinji does this a lot.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: So many times.
- Deadpan Snarker: Rei. Also Fuyutsuki.
*After Rei is horribly injured in the Unit 00 berserker incident*
Gendo: REI! You're okay to pilot again, right?
Rei: I hope you die in a fire.
- Destructive Savior: Like in the actual movie, Shinji is this.
Misato: So let me get this straight: JUST HOW MUCH DAMAGE DID WE CAUSE IN THE LAST BATTLE!?
Ritsuko: 70 billion dollars worth of collateral damage.
- Dope Slap: In episode 4 after Shigeru makes one too many double entendres about the sixth angel's drilling.
Makoto: Yes, ma'am?
Misato: Slap him.
- Doomed Defeatist: One of the NERV Techs in episode 4, though he doesn't die.
*the hopelessness of their situation is described*
Makoto: So, in other words, we're basically screwed.
Misato: We are not screwed!
NERV Tech: WE'RE GONNA FUCKING DIE, WOMAN!
- Dumb Blonde: Gendo is firmly of this opinion. He also can't tell blondes apart from each other.
Gendo (noticing Ritsuko): HOLY FUCK IT'S A BLONDE! Does that mean you're dumb and shit?
Ritsuko: Sir, I'm Head Scientist here at NERV.
Gendo: WHAT KIND OF IDIOT HIRED A BLONDE AS HEAD SCIENTIST!?
Ritsuko: You did.
Gendo: I what?
Ritsuko: Sir, It's me: Ritsuko Akagi.
Gendo: OH! My bad, my bad. All you blondes look the same.
- Fantastically Indifferent:
Fuyutsuki (thinking): Humanity is dying and all I can think about is how I don't give a fuck.
- Faux Symbolism: Discussed and mocked as a Take That at the end of episode 1.
Fuyutsuki: It looks like the angel has just suicided into a giant cross.
Gendo: Why the hell would it do that!?
Maya: Maybe it has something to do with the angel's genetic makeup that gives its death this particular shape.
Makoto: Or maybe the angels are actually messengers from god.
Shigeru: Or maybe this is all a part of a bigger message that symbolizes something deeper, a metaphorical meaning about all the angels, religion, and perhaps life as we know it.
as dramatic music plays and everyone looks thoughtful*
- Fun with Acronyms: Apparently NERV stands for: Nervous Erection Reaches Vagina. If Gendo is to be believed.
- Gilligan Cut:
Shinji: I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away. I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away! I MUSTN'T RUN AWAY!
*cut to Shinji on a train*
Conductor: Thank you for using the run away train, we hope you have a pleasant journey.
- Giving Up On Logic: Misato's response to Shinji not running away the one time they want him to.
Misato: Shinji, I know I told you you don't have to run away anymore, but we really need you to-
Misato: OH, FUCK EVERYTHING!
- Heh Heh, You Said X: Shigeru pretty much any time anyone says anything that could be interpreted as sexually related.
- Hypocritical Humor / Description Cut: After Misato twice denies Ritsuko's allegations that she seduces young boys we get this:
Misato (thinking): Seducing young boys. [Ritsuko] doesn't know what she's talking about.
Misato: SHINJI, YOU'RE COMING IN ME TONIGHT!
Shinji: You mean I'm coming with you, right?
Misato: I KNOW WHAT I SAID!
- If My Calculations Are Correct:
Misato: How much time until penetration?
Makoto: Uh, according to my calculations we have about 12 hours until penetration.
Misato: Is that accurate?
NERV Tech: Actually, according to my calculations we only have 10 hours until penetration.
Makoto: Well, according to my calculations YOU DON'T HAVE ANY CALCULATIONS!
NERV Tech: WELL, ACCORDING TO MY CALCULATIONS YOU'RE A FAGGOT!
Misato: Hey, HEY! Stay on topic boys.
According to my calculations my massive boner
is ready for penetration.
- Informed Ability: Misato is supposedly the best driver at NERV.
Misato: Don't you worry, I may not look it, but I'm actually an excellent driver.
to the car flipped on its side*
Fuyutsuki: [Shinji] should be here soon sir, we sent our best driver to pick him up.
to Misato swerving all over the road*
Shinji: CAN YOU NOT DRIVE IN A STRAIGHT LINE WOMAN!?
- Is This Thing Still On?: In a flashback, shown to be the reason Unit 00 went berserk.
Gendo: And so my wife said "I'd rather die than spend another second with you." So I was all like "HA! JOKE'S ON YOU. YOU CAN GO DIE FOR ALL I CARE 'CAUSE I'VE ALREADY MADE SOME STUPID CLONE OF YOU CALLED REI! HA!" Wait, is this speaker on?
Unit 00: *goes berserk*
- Large Ham: Gendo.
- Like Father, Like Son: It's subtle, but Gendo and Shinji tend to react to similar situations in the same way, Gendo because he's a jerk, and Shinji because he's stupid. As a specific example:
"So wait, does this mean I just got laid?" Rei: "Sure. Why not?" Shinji:
"Awesome!" *thinking* Now what was that polite thing father told me to say after sleeping with a girl?
"So, does bitch wanna make me a sandwich?" Rei:
"Sorry, I just realized stupidity is a genetic disorder." Shinji:
"Wonder what she means by that?" Cut to Gendo:
"So does bitch wanna make me a sandwich?" Fyutsuki:
"Sir, I'm not your wife."
- Linkin Park: Shinji seems to exclusively listen to their songs on his SDAT player.
- Magic Countdown: Parodied in episode 2, with Maya yelling out random numbers for Unit 01's remaining operational time.
Maya: We have 30 seconds of operational time left..... 20 seconds!...... 15 seconds!..... 80 seconds!!..... NEGATIVE 47 SECONDS!!!.... 10 seconds remaining!
- Motor Mouth: Maya dispenses her technobabble in this manner. Misato can never figure out what she is talking about.
- Never My Fault:
SEELE 06: Mr. Ikari can you explain your thinking behind giving a MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR ROBOT TO YOUR SON ONLY TO HAVE HIM DESTROY HALF THE CITY!?
Gendo: FUYUTSUKI DID IT!
- No Indoor Voice: Gendo. Also Misato at times (usually when the control room crew are being idiots).
- No One Should Survive That: Shinji wonders just how he and Misato survived the nuclear explosion.
Shinji: How the hell did we survive that?
Misato: Oh I'm sure that people live through massive doses of gamma radiation all the time.
Shinji: But how did we survive a nuclear explosion by hiding in a car? It doesn't even make any sense!
Misato: We survived because: SHUT UP, SHINJI!
- Not What It Looks Like: Shinji tries this on Rei after he falls on top of her. She doesn't buy it.
Shinji: This isn't what it looks like!
Rei: Oh, well, that's good
. Because to me it looks like I'm naked, you're lying on top of me with what appears to be an erection, my underwear is scattered everywhere, and you've just reached second base.
- Nuke 'em: Like in the actual movie, the Japanese Army nukes the fourth angel.
Fuyutsuki: I suggest we fall back for now and come up with a strategy before we do anything stupi-
Army Officer: NUKE THE FUCKER!
- On a Scale from One to Ten:
Misato: On a scale from "one" to "fucked", how fucked are we?
Makoto: I'd say we're pretty fucked.
Misato: And Shinji?
Shinji (in Unit 01): *babbling* I don't wanna pilot the Eva anymore, I don't wanna pilot the Eva anymore!
Makoto: Very fucked.
- Only Sane Man: Rei, Fuyutsuki and to a lesser extent, Misato.
- Misato appears to be the only person in the control room capable of doing her job.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Gendo in episode 4, after Shinji's eva was shot by the angel.
- Previously On: Subverted/Parodied in the second episode where the events shown in the recap are basically a bizarro version of the first episode, with Misato declaring Shinji to be "the manliest hero I have ever seen.... and definitely not a pussy" and Gendo states that he is Shinji's "loving father who is always proud of you". It all turns out to be Shinji dreaming.
- Redshirt Army: Lampshaded in the mock previously on part in the second episode:
Army Officer: As usual we, the Japanese Military, are useless.
- Rhetorical Question Blunder:
Misato: Alpha Team, I need a status report.
*Status report is crazy gibberish*
Misato: What the hell was that!?
Shigeru: I believe that was the status report.
Misato: I FUCKING KNOW WHAT IT WAS! THAT WAS A RHETORICAL QUES— You know what? Forget it.
- Running Gag:
- "Don't be a dick, Shinji" in the first episode.
- Gendo thinking that the angels are Godzilla.
- Gendo's "victory sandwich".
- Shigeru saying "I have a boner". In the third episode Misato threatens to kick his ass if he says it one more time.
- Makoto, Maya, and Shigeru yelling "It's an Angel!" and variations thereof. Maya also yells "It's a Gundam!" twice.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Shinji.
Gendo: I have a spineless pussy son with a bigger vagina than Justin Bieber who is so useless he's incapable of even thinking for himself!
Shinji: Was that an insult?
Shinji: Thank you.
- Schmuck Bait: Misato encouraging Shinji to repeat her "joke." He falls for it. Twice.
Misato (to Ritsuko): Here's a joke for you:
Ritsuko: Go on.
Ritsuko: Who's there?
Misato: GO FUCK YOURSELF!
Shinji: That wasn't a very nice joke you told Dr. Akagi.
Misato: It's just a joke between friends, Shinji. Tell it to your friends! I bet they will find it really funny.
Shinji: Hey, Toji? Knock knock.... *punched*
Shinji: Hey, Rei! Knock knock..... *slapped*
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Shinji does this every time Unit 01 is launched.
- A Simple Plan:
Fuyutsuki: Are you sure this plan with your son will work?
Gendo: PILOT THIS ROBOT!
- Skewed Priorities: Gendo loves his sandwiches.
Gendo: WHERE'S MY DAMN SANDWICH!? I THOUGHT IT WAS LUNCHTIME ALREADY!
Fuyutsuki: Sir, I think we have more pressing matters at hand.
Gendo: WHAT COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY SANDWICH!?
Fuyutsuki: What about Shinji, sir?
Gendo: Shinji what now?
*shot of Shinji screaming while getting his ass kicked by the fourth angel*
Fuyutsuki: Your son, sir.
Gendo: Oh, I'm sure he's doing fine.
*shot of Unit 01 getting its head impaled by the fourth angel*
Gendo: SOMEONE GET ME MY SANDWICH!
- Staggered Zoom: Done for mock dramatic effect when Maya is counting down Unit 01's operational time and screams "NEGATIVE 47 SECONDS!!!", with the zooms corresponding to each syllable.
- Stupid Boss: Gendo.
Misato: So you know what your dad does?
Shinji: Not really.
Misato: Neither does anyone else around here.
- Suddenly Shouting: Misato does this a lot.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Fuyutsuki thinks this when an argument involving Gendo devolves into "your mom" insults.
- Misato when surrounded by Makoto, Maya, and Shigeru.
- Techno Babble: Maya, Makoto, Shigeru, and Ritsuko all do this. Maya does it the most. Lampshaded by Misato not understanding a word of it.
Shigeru: The evangelion isn't responding to the microwave frequency controls!
Ritsuko: Check the synchronization rate!
Maya: The A-10 synapse synchronization rate is inverting, the pulse is reversing.
Misato: ...You what now?
Shigeru: Have you tried breaking the circuit!?
Maya: Negative, the circuit breakers aren't working! The signal's being rejected by the neural network.
Misato: What the hell are you guys talking about!?
Maya: Hold on, the harmonic signals I'm receiving have reached resonance.
Shigeru: Gamma analysis has just come in. It's code red!
Ritsuko: But a resonance in the third-order harmonics can only mean one thing!
Maya: The evangelion has gone berserk!
Misato: AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS NO IDEA WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE SAYING!? WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT'S GONE BERSERK!?
Maya: Unit 01 has activated its own AT-field, it's neutralizing the phase-space!
Misato: WILL YOU START MAKING SENSE WOMAN!?
- The Tape Knew You Would Run Away:
Shinji's Tape Player: *Gendo's voice* Shinji, if you're listening to my tape: STOP RUNNING AWAY AND GET IN THIS GOD DAMN ROBOT!
- This Is Gonna Suck: In episode 4 after Shinji misses the first shot with the positron cannon.
NERV Tech: Energy spike from the enemy detected, brace for impact!
Shigeru (over the radio): ME TOO, COLONEL!
- Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe: Mocked in the very first line of the first episode.
Announcer: Warning, the entire city of Tokyo is currently under monster attack number 973....
- In the Previously On bit at the beginning of the second episode, the number of monster attacks is increased to 10,572.
- Too Much Information:
Misato: Okay, that's fine, I think I've heard enough!
- The Unintelligible: Alpha and Delta teams' radio transmissions in episode 2. Also, for a completely random moment, Shigeru.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: If Misato and Ritsuko actually are friends as Misato claims, then they would be this, given their back-and-forth bickering/insulting.
Shinji: So you and Dr. Akagi are friends?
*flashback to Misato and Ritsuko's phone conversation*
Flashback Misato: BITCH!
Misato: Pretty much.
- You Can Panic Now:
Announcer: Warning the entire city of Tokyo is under monster attack number 973. If you are still stupid enough to be standing in the streets: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!? RUN, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
Announcer: Tokyo is currently under monster attack 10,572. EVERYONE PANIC!!!
- Your Mom: Gendo gets into a "your mom"-off with one of the japanese generals in episode 1.