YMMV / Thousand Shinji

  • Better Than Canon: Like with Shinji And Warhammer 40 K, debatable. However the fans who think this usually dislikes the non-canonical side-story.
  • Better Than It Sounds:
    • A timid, young boy converts his friends to his cult in a plot against his father.
    • Or: Three psychologically damaged, socially-inept kids and their guardian become dark gods. Somehow this is not a bad thing.
  • Die for Our Ship: It is a subtle example, but Kaji got assassinated. Since it happened in the original series it should not be raising eyebrows... until you realize that the new Chaos Gods brought Hikari back to life but they did not bring him back. There was no good reason for it, but his permanent demise conveniently freed Misato to become Shinji's harem's third member.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Double Subverted for the forces of Chaos: At first, they seem positive and useful, making things turn out better for Shinji and co., until they get royally screwed over. The double subversion comes when it turns out that they've been working for a positive outcome all along.
  • Genius Bonus: The last few paragraphs become a lot funnier once you've read the preface to any WH 40k novel.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Tzeentch said he planned to blow Slaanesh up, but it would have not stuck. Guess who is gone from Warhammer: Age of Sigmar?
    • With the release of Fall of Cadia, Abaddon does end up blowing up Cadia in lieu of capturing it.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient This sometimes goes straight to orbit, for example when Shinji creates flying, thermophilic psychic bacteria armed with fusion cannons. Telekinetically accelerating deuterium ions together, the bacteria hurled the products at the still shell-shocked colonies, bombarding them with x-ray, neutron, and alpha radiation. The attacks also positively charged the target, and the bacteria let the electrons stripped from the deuterons fly off towards their targets.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Shinji.
  • Moral Event Horizon: If Gendo did not cross it when he made Hikari die piloting the possessed Unit 03 and Toji a quadriplegic, he certainly did after we learn that all of the mothers of the children at Shinji's school are kept in preparation for Eva usage.
  • Nausea Fuel: Any scene involving Rei's worship of Nurgle, Chaos God of Decay. Especially the Ireul battle and Rei's transformation into Mama Reigle.
  • One True Threesome: Shinji and Asuka got together early in this story. Rei was incredibly jealous of -and attracted to- Asuka, but she was reluctant to get her out of the way because it would get Shinji upset... and furious with her. She settled on trying to have a threesome with them. Her first clumsy attempt was a catastrophic failure, but at the end of the story the three of them got together (in fact, the FOUR of them got together since Shinji also hooked up with Misato).
  • Squick: Rei, as she goes down the path of the worship of Nurgle, eventually ending up as Mama Reigle; "...because they looked like corpses that had been left in a hot swamp for a month."
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Academia Nut considered writing the real official sequel to Thousand Shinji narrating the war against the Necrontyr and the C'Tan with no dimensional-hopping. Hence, the story would consist in the well-intentioned-jerkasses main characters fighting their clearly eviler and more powerful enemies to save their galaxy rather than a bunch of morally defective Villain Sues bullying the whole multiverse. It might have been an interesting history and it would be free from the most of criticism made against the side-story. Sadly, it never happened.