Although the "dere" terms are widely controversial, I don't think Kuudere
has anything to do with not having emotions.
Actually, the trope already says it. The outer shell may be cold, uncaring, practical or cynical without being combatative but hides a really dere side.
As an example of Suzumiya Haruhi
, that's why Kyon is a Kuudere while Yuki is not.
Now, I can see how Rei sorta
fits into this, but I'm not an expert on Evangelion, nor do I know if "Kuudere" refers to the 'flip' definition, the 'change over time' definition or both.
Edit: I've never heard of "Danadere". I can't imagine it either, since dere means 'lovestruck'. If dana is "quiet", there would still be no "talkative" thing in it. I've never really seen such characters either. What I could imagine is someone flipping between genki
. I'm looking at you, Haruhi.
edited 30th Jun '09 11:18:12 AM by Smokie