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* ChickMagnet: Shinji is meek, quiet, self-effacing... and girls are obsessed with him. And he has not idea why. Mere minutes after meeting him Asuka was already clinging to him (albeit in an attempt to make Kaji jealous), and Touji commented that Shinji had all girls behind him despite of being a dweeb.

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* ChickMagnet: Shinji is meek, quiet, self-effacing... and girls are obsessed with him. And he has not no idea why. Mere minutes after meeting him Asuka was already clinging to him (albeit in an attempt to make Kaji jealous), and Touji commented that Shinji had all of the girls behind him despite of being a dweeb.

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* FlyingFirepower: Asuka Langley Sohryu, whose pyrokinetic powers allow her to form flaming wings.


* AGodIAm: After [[spoiler:the Children fought the MP-EVAs, Yui seized the power of the Outer Gods to ascend to godhood and recreate reality according her will.]]

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* AGodIAm: After [[spoiler:the AGodAmI: [[spoiler:After the Children fought fight the MP-EVAs, MP-[=EVAs=], Yui seized seizes the power of the Outer Gods to ascend to godhood and recreate reality according her will.]]


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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: The ''Scimitar'', NERV's mobile command carrier, is described as an aircraft carrier attached to a pair of zeppelin balloons, all heavily armored.

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* {{Hellfire}}: Asuka wields supernatural fire that can consume anything and everything.


''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'' is a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''[=/=]Creator/HPLovecraft FusionFic by John Biles and Rod M, replacing the Angels with [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu and all the rest of the Great Old Ones]], giving an already mind-screwy stew an entirely new flavor.

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''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'' ''Children Of An Elder God'' is a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''[=/=]Creator/HPLovecraft FusionFic by John Biles and Rod M, replacing the Angels with [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu and all the rest of the Great Old Ones]], giving an already mind-screwy stew an entirely new flavor.

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* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Asuka bludgeons Amaliel to death after it chops her Eva's hand off.
-->The giant red Eva, in a surprisingly swift movement, heaved an empty tugboat out of the water and repeatedly smashed Amaliel with it.\\
"You call this a battle?" asked Touji.\\
Unit-02 grabbed a fistfull of tentacles, then ripped them savagely off of Amaliel's body. A horrific shriek of pain ensued.\\
"Looks more like a savage beating to me," observed Touji. "So, Shinji, how d'ya like the new pilot so far?"\\
The children paused a moment to watch Asuka perform three elbow drops in a row, flattening Amaliel and burying him in a concrete crater.\\
Shinji shrugged. "Well... um... violent."

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Averted when Violator takes over Rei's body and rapes Asuka. The event is treated as horrifying, disturbing and psychologically scarring for both girls, and no one thinks it's hot, sexy or whatever.

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* PhantomZone: The Dreamlands are a strange, dark fantasy land set in a parallel dimension.


** The risk of this is why [[spoiler:Fuyutsuki doesn't resurrect Gendo again after he gets his head crushed by Nyarlathotep

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** The risk of this is why [[spoiler:Fuyutsuki doesn't resurrect Gendo again after he gets his head crushed by NyarlathotepNyarlathotep]].


* ADateWithRosiePalms: Brought up from time to time, but not in any titillating manner.
** Shinji [[spoiler:relied on this when first overwhelmed by the vile influence of the Violator to keep from forcing his lusts on others]].
** And later it is brought up that [[spoiler:Adam's power had caused his semen to transform into hideous living monstrosities. Fortuantely, he later figures out how to turn the life-producing abilities of Adam off]].
* {{Adorkable}}: ''Rei'', of all people, winds up becoming this in the latter chapters. She's well aware of her own lack of understanding when it comes to socializing and romance. Her answer? Turn to shoujo romance manga and try to copy them.



* AlienGeometries: The city of R'Lyeh is a five-dimensional dreamworld stuck into reality where the laws of physics are polite suggestions. When the buildings are forced to obey gravity exist in a three-dimensional space, they collapse.
* AmazonChaser: When Shinji met Asuka, he noticed two things about her: she was a beautiful girl... and she was a kick ass fighter. He fell very hard for her.

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** [[spoiler: Nyarlathotep-possessed Anna got into this, too, openly announcing it to cause rioting and chaos.]]
* AGodIAmNot: The position of the Children over their powers.
* AlienGeometries: The city of R'Lyeh is a five-dimensional dreamworld following the rules of Xoth, stuck into reality where the Earth's laws of physics are polite suggestions. When the buildings are forced to obey gravity exist in a three-dimensional space, they collapse.
* AmazonChaser: When Shinji met Asuka, he noticed two things about her: she was a beautiful girl... and she was a kick ass fighter. He fell wound up falling very hard for her.



* AnimalisticAbomination: The first enemy fought by Shinji was an EldritchAbomination wich looked like a giant spider. Later on, Asuka fought a green, crab-like Elder God.

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* AnimalisticAbomination: The first enemy fought by Shinji was an EldritchAbomination wich looked like a giant spider. Later on, Asuka fought a green, crab-like Elder God.Great Old One. Another Angel constantly produced an endless stream of these.



* AfterActionHealingDrama: Chapter 19 starts when Asuka and Rei have been taken to the hospital to be healed after getting brutally hurt by the latest cosmic horror that they had fought.

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* AfterActionHealingDrama: Chapter 19 starts when Asuka and Rei have been taken to the hospital to be healed after getting brutally hurt by the latest cosmic horror that they had fought.fought... and by each other.



* AllYourPowersCombined: The Children have the abilities and powers of all Great Old Ones. Also, the final enemy is [[spoiler:a fusion of all Evas.]]

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* AllYourPowersCombined: The Children have the abilities and powers of all Great Old Ones. Also, the final enemy is [[spoiler:a fusion of all Evas.]]



* ArcWords: "The Stars Are Right", stated by characters like Gendo, Fuyutsuki, Rei... when they think or feel that the prophecies are about to come to pass.

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* ArcWords: "The Stars Are Right", stated by characters like Gendo, Fuyutsuki, Rei... when they think or feel that the prophecies are about to come to pass. Sometimes the stars can be seen literally moving into position



* BadBoss: Gendo is a jerk who treats his subordinates like garbage, mistreats them, sends them on dangerous missions without warning them previously about the risks, insults them and belittles them rather reprimand them properly, and sacrifices them when it is convenient.

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* BadBoss: Gendo is a jerk who treats his subordinates like garbage, mistreats them, sends them on dangerous missions without warning them previously about the risks, insults them and belittles them rather reprimand them properly, and sacrifices them when it is convenient. For all that, though, he's unremittingly devoted to the salvation of mankind.



** Many people, sometimes even those unrelated to Eva, have at least partially prophetic dreams. Considering the influence Great Old Ones have over the Dreamlands, this is appropriate



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: The FinalBattle happened simultaneously in the mental and physical planes against [[spoiler:the dead old gods and the Eva Units fused together into a nightmarish monster.]]

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: The FinalBattle happened simultaneously in A consequence of insanity-inducing Great Old Ones, although sometimes it is less a "battle" and more a "rejection of a false reality".
** [[spoiler:After
the mental and physical planes against [[spoiler:the FinalBattle, the dead old gods whose power was stored in the combined body of all Evas tried to take over the Evangelion-entity; but they not only fought the Children, but each other, and by that time the Eva Units fused together Children had become so powerful that they had a farewell conversation with Rei (who would stay behind to ensure that they never obtained the power of Eva) while crushing them and not even noticing the effort put into a nightmarish monster.]]it.]]



* BedmateReveal: In chapter 15, Asuka wakes up, looks around, realizes that Touji is sleeping on her bed and screams. Her screams wake Touji up, he sees Asuka and starting yelling, too.

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* BedmateReveal: In chapter 15, Asuka wakes up, looks around, realizes that Touji is sleeping on her bed and screams. Her screams wake Touji up, he sees Asuka and starting yelling, too. [[spoiler:It is, obviously, all the fault of subconscious teleportation]].



* BigDamnHeroes: Rei performs one in chapter 1 to save Shinji when he had been trapped by the spider-alike monster Matarael.
* BigEgoHiddenDepths: Asuka came across to other people like as an arrogant, brash girl, but when they knew her a little, most of them realized that she was trying to mask her insecurities and psychological issues.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Rei performs one in chapter 1 to save Shinji when he had been trapped by the spider-alike monster Matarael.
Matarael. Just about all the Children pull them off for one another at some point.
* BigEgoHiddenDepths: Asuka came across to other people like as an arrogant, brash girl, but when they knew her a little, most of them realized that she was trying to mask her insecurities and psychological issues. Although she's certainly more balanced than the Asuka of canon... at least, in the beginning.



** One of the methods Keel Lorenz used to prolong his life, along with just about everything else imaginable.



* BloodKnight: Deconstructed. Due to her upbringing Asuka is very aggressive, battle-hungry and eager to engage the enemy. However her first fight was against an alien horror was so repulsive-looking she does not even want to go near it. When it bites her robot's hand off, though, she goes berserker and bludgeons it until it is a bloody pulp... which earns her a reprimand for being too aggressive.
* BodyHorror:

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* BloodKnight: Deconstructed. Due to her upbringing Asuka is very aggressive, battle-hungry and eager to engage the enemy. However her first fight was against an alien horror was so repulsive-looking she does not even want to go near it. When it bites her robot's hand off, though, she goes berserker loses her shit, rips its limbs off, and bludgeons it until it is a bloody pulp... which earns her a 'very' harsh reprimand for being too aggressive.
aggressive and ignoring orders to capture it.
* BodyHorror:BodyHorror: Appears absolutely everywhere. The Evas, the Children, the Angels...



** [[EldritchAbomination Violator]] -another of the Lovecraftians abominations fought by the main characters- had mouths on its palms. And mouths, tongues and tentacles everywhere.

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** [[EldritchAbomination Violator]] -another of the Lovecraftians abominations fought by the main characters- had mouths on its palms. And mouths, tongues and tentacles everywhere. It had both male and female sex attributes, raped corpses, and ran around after its head was blown off.
** All the Children can mess around with their physical form like a demented molder of clay. One of the creepiest instances include Shinji crying spiders, Asuka producing hundreds of blood-sucking tendrils from her mouth, face, and shoulders, and Shinji turning his arms into snakes and shoving them down people's throats.
** The Evangelions are fond of making tentacles.



* BreakTheCutie: Throughout the story Shinji has to fight humongous, super-powerful cosmic horrors. In the process he gradually stops being human, loses his -blood and surrogate- family and almost all his friends and [[spoiler:although they win, he and Asuka are so removed from baseline humans that they say goodbye to their last remaining friends and leave human civilization forever.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: Asuka was somewhat arrogant and brash when she came along (albeit she was calmer than in canon thanks to be raised by a good foster mother). In her first battle she was supposed to capture her adversary alive, but she got carried away when it got her mad and she killed it. As a consequence of it, she got lectured, berated and threatened by Gendo. During the War she sees her friends and people getting insane or dying because the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s they are fighting [[spoiler:as she gets put through several defeats and humiliations, and when all is over]] she pretty much has no pride left.

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* BreakTheCutie: Throughout the story Shinji has to fight humongous, super-powerful cosmic horrors. In the process he gradually stops being human, loses his -blood and surrogate- family and almost all his friends and [[spoiler:although they win, he and Asuka are so removed from baseline humans that they say goodbye to their last remaining friends and leave human civilization forever.]]
]] Everyone gets a bad case of this, really.
* BreakTheHaughty: Asuka was somewhat arrogant and brash when she came along (albeit she was calmer than in canon thanks to be raised by a good foster mother). In her first battle she was supposed to capture her adversary alive, but she got carried away when it got her mad and she killed it. As a consequence of it, she got lectured, berated and threatened by Gendo. During the War she sees her friends and people getting insane or dying because of the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s they are fighting [[spoiler:as she gets put through several defeats and humiliations, including being raped due to the influence of the absorbed remnants of Y'golonac]] and when all is over]] over she pretty much has no pride left.



* CanNotSpitItOut: Shinji liked both Asuka and Rei, so he didn't say anything until he was sure about his feelings.

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** The risk of this is why [[spoiler:Fuyutsuki doesn't resurrect Gendo again after he gets his head crushed by Nyarlathotep
* CanNotSpitItOut: Shinji liked both Asuka and Rei, so he didn't say anything until he was sure about his feelings. King Alars from the Kingdom of Joy has an identical problem with Uoht and Cassilda.



* ChickMagnet: Shinji is meek, quiet, self-effacing... and girls are obsessed with him. And he has not idea why. Mere minutes after meeting him Asuka was already clinging to him, and Touji commented that Shinji had all girls behind him despite of being a dweeb.
* ChildSoldiers: Played for horror. All adults who try to synch with an [[HumongousMecha Evangelion]] go mad, mutate or die. The only ones capable of piloting an Evangelion are a bunch of fourteen-year-old kids who have to fight Cthulhu and co. to save humanity, and whose bodies change and mutate whenever they kill an EldritchAbomination. Eventually they stop being human, and although they don't go mad, they're very traumatized.

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* ChickMagnet: Shinji is meek, quiet, self-effacing... and girls are obsessed with him. And he has not idea why. Mere minutes after meeting him Asuka was already clinging to him, him (albeit in an attempt to make Kaji jealous), and Touji commented that Shinji had all girls behind him despite of being a dweeb.
* ChildSoldiers: Played for horror. All adults who try to synch with an [[HumongousMecha Evangelion]] go mad, mutate mutate, or die. The only ones capable of piloting an Evangelion are a bunch very small number of fourteen-year-old kids (the others all go made, mutate, or die) who have to fight Cthulhu and co. to save humanity, and whose bodies change and mutate whenever they kill an EldritchAbomination. Eventually they stop being human, and although they don't go mad, they're very traumatized.



* CombatTentacles: Rei is capable of sprouting flaming tentacles from her back and impale an enemy with them.
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler:Ritsuko]] was in a coma after the FinalBattle. Maya looked after her while she was comatose, but she had to wait for a long while until Ritsuko woke up and they had their "happily ever after".
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Shinji, Asuka, Rei, [[spoiler:Touji and Hikari]] are motherless. They are also giant robot pilots and fight cosmic horrors.

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* CombatTentacles: Rei is capable of sprouting flaming tentacles from her back and impale an enemy with them.
them. Asuka can produce blood-sucking tendrils, and Shinji can turn his arms into snakes. [[spoiler: And after beating Adam, all the Children gained the ability to basically do whatever the heck they wanted to their bodies]].
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler:Ritsuko]] was in a coma after the FinalBattle. Maya looked after her while she was comatose, but she had to wait for a long while until Ritsuko woke up and they had their "happily happily ever after".
after. And by "a long while", we mean "almost 600 years".
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Shinji, Asuka, Rei, [[spoiler:Touji and Hikari]] are motherless. They are also giant robot pilots and fight cosmic horrors.



* CordonBleughChef: Never let Asuka cook. She likes being "creative" and mixing foods that were not meant to be mixed:

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* CordonBleughChef: Never let Asuka cook. She Misato, as always. And although she's normally an excellent chef (unusually taking Shinji's role as the household chef in fanfiction), she occasionally likes being "creative" and mixing foods that were not meant to be mixed:



* CurbStompBattle: Asuka against Amaliel in chapter 4. The SeaMonster sliced her mecha's hand off. She bludgeoned it and tore it to pieces.

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* CurbStompBattle: Asuka against Amaliel in chapter 4. The SeaMonster sliced her mecha's hand off.off while she was squooshing it like a cooshball. She bludgeoned it and tore it to pieces.



** Subverted in the annotated version of the story, with author's commentary included. Gendo actually used mind magic on him.



* DeathGlare: In chapter 4, when Asuka wraps her arm around Shinji and both walk away together, Rei hurls at her a jealous, angry glare could melt steel, combined with glowing red eyes.

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* DeathGlare: In chapter 4, when Asuka wraps her arm around Shinji and both walk away together, Rei hurls at her a jealous, angry glare could melt steel, combined with glowing red eyes. She does this a number of times when she thinks other people are getting close to Shinji.



* DesignerBabies: Deconstructed. Since most people went mad or mutated horribly when they tried to control an Evangelion, NERV [[spoiler:created genetically mutated fetuses and implanted them in volunteers. One of them killed Asuka’s mother.]]

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* DesignerBabies: Deconstructed. Since most people went mad or mutated horribly when they tried to control an Evangelion, NERV [[spoiler:created genetically mutated fetuses and implanted them in volunteers.volunteers, which eventually ate their way out of the wombs and tried to kill everyone. One of them killed Asuka’s mother.]]



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Shinji, Asuka, Rei (and later Touji and Hikari) spend the whole time fighting and slaying cosmic horrors, in and out of their giant robots.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Shinji, Asuka, Rei (and later Touji and Hikari) spend the whole time fighting and slaying cosmic horrors, in and out of their giant robots. Sadly, they do not literally punch out Cthulhu, though.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Rei overhears a classmate saying that she wants to ask Shinji to the dance. Rei's response is to find her dreamself in the Dreamlands and ''brutally murder her''. This put the girl in a coma.
** Rei does not react well to Asuka's closeness to Shinji, even before they became romantically involved.
-->''"Langley," she replied quietly.''
-->''"Asuka? What about her?"''
-->''"She was with Ikari."''
-->''"With Shinji?"''
-->''Rei nodded.''
-->''"What do you mean, 'with Ikari'?" asked Maya. "Theyweren't..."''
-->''"Ibuki-san," said Rei evenly, "I want to kill her."''



** Misato had one that read rather like a drug trip after eating saurkraut pizza.



* DualWielding: Asuka wields two swords when she fights: one of them is covered with fire and the other irradiates light. She [[spoiler:used them during her battle against Nyarlathotep, but they were of no use.]]

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* DualWielding: When [[spoiler: facing Nyarlathotep]], Asuka wields two swords when she fights: one of them is covered with fire and the other irradiates light. She [[spoiler:used them during her battle against Nyarlathotep, They're normally very powerful, but they were of no use.]]considering who she's fighting...



* EldritchLocation: The city of R'lyeh was a kind of multi-dimensional dreamworld "forced into reality", forged by an EldritchAbomination, where real world laws of physics were nothing but mere suggestions.

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* EldritchLocation: The city of R'lyeh was a kind of multi-dimensional dreamworld "forced into reality", forged by an EldritchAbomination, where real world EldritchAbomination in memory of the physics of Cthulhu's own home planet of Xoth. Earth's laws of physics were nothing but mere suggestions.



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Everyone knew what Shinji and Asuka were falling for each other. However Shinji kept saying "It isn't like that!" and Asuka kept protesting "He's just a friend!" whenever someone brought the subject up, until they got together.
* ExpendableClone: Gendo treated Rei as this despite her being closer to a HumanoidAbomination. Later she [[spoiler:sacrifices herself to save her friends and protect humankind]], arguing that she must be the one to make the sacrifice because she is not a normal human being.

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Everyone knew what Shinji and Asuka were falling for each other. However Shinji kept saying "It isn't like that!" and Asuka kept protesting "He's just a friend!" whenever someone brought the subject up, until they got together.
together. Likewise, most people could see the growing attraction Rei felt for Shinji.
* ExpendableClone: Gendo treated Rei as this despite her being closer to a HumanoidAbomination.HumanoidAbomination; as time passed, however, this was subverted as he wouldn't have time for the DAGON project to produce a viable copy, even when he wanted to be rid of her. Later she [[spoiler:sacrifices herself to save her friends and protect humankind]], arguing that she must be the one to make the sacrifice because she is not a normal human being.



* FalseUtopia: Gendo and Yui's plan is [[spoiler:to harness the power of Great Old Ones after the Children kill them all to create a paradise for humans. This takes the form of a peaceful pocket universe (or something) where everyone is content, dead loved ones are back (most prominently Kaji), and peaceful First Contact is on the horizon. Unfortunately, the power source corrupts everything, creating disasters that Gendo and Yui have to put increasing amounts of time into fixing, and the resurrected people are just puppets. Ultimately, the Children notice something's wrong with the world and rebel.]]

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* FalseUtopia: Gendo and Yui's plan is [[spoiler:to harness the power of Great Old Ones after the Children kill them all to create a paradise for humans. This takes the form of a peaceful pocket universe (or something) where everyone is content, dead loved ones are back (most prominently Kaji), Kaji, Gendo, and Kensuke), and peaceful First Contact is on the horizon. Unfortunately, the power source corrupts everything, creating disasters that Gendo and Yui have to put increasing amounts of time into fixing, and the resurrected people are just puppets. Ultimately, the Children notice something's wrong with the world world, learn that the method Yui and Gendo intend to use would only hasten the corruption of the world, and sorrowfully rebel.]]



* FishPeople: [[spoiler:Ritsuko]] gradually transforms into [[http://lovecraft.wikia.com/wiki/Deep_One a Deep One]] from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, resembling a humanoid fish with lanky, scrawny, human-like limbs, gills, fins and tail, and she loses the capability to breathe air.

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* FishPeople: [[spoiler:Ritsuko]] gradually transforms into [[http://lovecraft.wikia.com/wiki/Deep_One a Deep One]] from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, resembling a humanoid fish with lanky, scrawny, human-like limbs, gills, fins and tail, and she loses the capability to breathe air. Fortunately, the process is halted partway; while this unfortunately means that she wound up breathing water instead of being amphibious, she also isn't as hideous as a full-fledged Deep One.



** Rei was usually calm, but she could get very jealous where Shinji was concerned. When she saw Asuka clinging to Shinji's arm in chapter 5, she actually ''growled''. While she glared silently at Asuka, her clenched fists shook, her eyes seemed to glow for a second and her friends got very, very scared.

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** Rei was usually calm, but she could get very jealous where Shinji was concerned. When she saw Asuka clinging to Shinji's arm in chapter 5, she actually ''growled''. While she glared silently at Asuka, her clenched fists shook, her eyes seemed to glow for a second and her friends got very, very scared. She even [[spoiler:murdered a the dreamself of a classmate who was going to as Shinji to the dance, sending the girl into a coma]].



* HereWeGoAgain: In the final scene, [[spoiler:Maya and Ritsuko get ready to fight eldritch beings who menace humanity again.]]

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* HereWeGoAgain: In the final scene, [[spoiler:Maya and Ritsuko get ready to fight prepare eldritch beings who menace humanity again.again; not aliens, this time, but in the form of the evolution of the human race.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: During the FinalBattle [[spoiler:Rei]] sacrificed herself to ensure that [[spoiler:the Outer Gods remain sealed forever.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: During the FinalBattle [[spoiler:Rei]] sacrificed herself to ensure that [[spoiler:the Outer Gods Great Old Ones remain sealed forever.]]



* HouseHusband: Shinji takes care of all household chores in the Katsuragi's household because Misato is a slob and Asuka was banned from the kitchen after an ill-fated attempt to make a pizza.
* HumanoidAbomination: Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Touji, Hikari and Anna are outwardly human-like... but the dead elder gods live inside them. They have weird, creepy powers (insect and reptile control, fire manipulation, space bending...), their bodies regenerate damage instantly and don't age, and their presence creeps other people out.

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* HouseHusband: Shinji takes care of all household chores in the Katsuragi's household because Misato is a slob and Asuka was banned from the kitchen after an ill-fated attempt to make a pizza.
slob.
* HumanoidAbomination: Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Touji, Hikari and Anna are outwardly human-like... but the dead elder gods Great Old Ones live inside them. They have weird, creepy powers (insect and reptile control, twisting their body into bizarre forms, controlling the weather, making ice, forming living beings from their own blood 'by accident', fire manipulation, shaping the earth, possessing people who know their name, space bending...), their bodies regenerate damage instantly and don't age, and their presence creeps other people out.



* ImAHumanitarian: The Deep Ones are a race of man-eating fish people.

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* ImAHumanitarian: The Deep Ones are a race of man-eating fish people. In their Evangelions, the Children also ate other Evangelions.



** Although it's debatable as to whether it actually happened; this is not brought up again, not discussed wit the other Children, she has been shown to be a devout Christian, and she was in an easily-manipulable dreamscape.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When NERV was invaded, Shinji and Asuka killed several terrorists in self-defense. Neither of them was happy about killing humans, but they had to defend themselves.

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** Very disturbingly approached following the defeat of [[spoiler:The Violator, Y'golonac. The Children inherited his perverse lust, and are freaked out by it. To understate things.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When Gendo's approach to everything he does. Also when NERV was invaded, invaded; Shinji and Asuka killed several terrorists in self-defense. Neither brutally slaughtered a small army of them was happy about killing humans, but they had soldiers trying to defend kill them. They don't even realize that they're treating the humans little different from the Angels until afterwards, at which point they're horrified and start justifying their actions to themselves.



* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: In chapter 19, [[spoiler:Rei]] involuntairly possesses Hikari, and Asuka and Touji try talk to her to free her.

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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: In chapter 19, [[spoiler:Rei]] involuntairly possesses is forced by circumstance to possess Hikari, and Asuka and Touji try talk to her to free her.



* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: Only Shinji, Asuka, Rei and few other children can pilot an Evangelion. Other candidates are driven to madness when they try. This is because [[spoiler:the Children are protected by their mothers' souls inside the robots.]]
* KillItWithFire: In chapter 1 billions of spiders -whose sizes range from spawned by an EldritchAbomination are flooding the city. As Shinji and Misato are running from them, Shinji sees a man setting himself on fire to burn away dozens of spiders clinging to his body.

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* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: Only Shinji, Asuka, Rei and few other children can pilot an Evangelion. Other candidates are driven to madness when they try. This is because [[spoiler:the Children are protected by their mothers' souls inside all descendants with particularly strong blood of the robots.Elder Gods, and possessed one of the more fortuitous mutations from the fallout of Adam exploding.]]
* KillItWithFire: In chapter 1 1, billions of spiders -whose sizes range from spawned by an EldritchAbomination are flooding the city. As Shinji and Misato are running from them, Shinji sees a man setting himself on fire to burn away dozens of spiders clinging to his body. Rei also uses fire to burn away the city-wide webbing capturing Unit 01.
** Once she gets fire powers, Asuka hardly enters battle without calling on them.



* LastGirlWins: Shinji falls for and ends up with [[spoiler:Asuka.]] He meets her in chapter 5, after meeting Misato, Rei, Hikari... and all remaining relevant female characters.
* LastKiss: In the final episode [[spoiler:Shinji kissed Rei before she sacrificed herself to keep the Outer Gods sealed forever.]]

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* LastGirlWins: Shinji falls for and ends up with [[spoiler:Asuka.]] He meets her in chapter 5, after meeting Misato, Rei, Hikari... and all remaining relevant female characters.
characters (save Anna, who was clearly never in the running anyways).
* LastKiss: In the final episode [[spoiler:Shinji kissed Rei before she sacrificed herself to keep the Outer Gods Great Old Ones sealed forever.]]



* LovecraftianSuperpower:
** Shinji is capable to create and control insects, spiders and snakes.

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* LovecraftianSuperpower:
LovecraftianSuperpower: To a degree; this is just how they choose to use them. Several of the Children have been seen using the abilities normally used by others. Apart from normal abilities like control of the elements, they have:
** Shinji is capable to create and control insects, spiders and snakes. Including ''crying them out of his eyes''.



** All of the children can produce living things from their body. Usually on accident.
** Their blood can reverse mutations, heighten them, or just outright kill people.
** Shinji and Rei can give themselves claws and fangs (Rei, in particular, can give herself arachnid mandibles).
** Shinji can transform his limbs into serpents.
** Shinji can slip out of any grasp and can spew forth webbing.
** Asuka can produce hundreds of tiny tendrils that pierce the skin to drink blood.
** They can teleport in what is often described as a swarm of bubbles (folding of space-time producing an appearance vaguely similar to Yog-Sothoth).
** They can make tentacles



** Rei fell for Shinji as soon as she met him, but Shinji was deeply in love with Asuka and he regarded Rei as a good friend. Worse still, one of the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s absorbed by Rei forced her to hurt Asuka physically and mentally. Rei had no chance to talk Asuka into sharing Shinji or having a three-ways relationship after that, so she resigned to having an unrequited love.
** In the FinalBattle, [[spoiler:Rei sacrificed herself]] to save everyone. Even though they won and survived the war, her teammates couldn't fully celebrate their victory because they loved her and missed her.

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** Rei fell for Shinji as soon as she met him, but Shinji was deeply in love with Asuka and he regarded Rei as a good friend. Worse still, one of the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s absorbed by Rei forced her to [[RapeAsDrama hurt Asuka physically and mentally. mentally]]. Rei had no chance to talk Asuka into sharing Shinji or having a three-ways relationship after that, that (although once things cooled down between them, she certainly tried), so she resigned to having an unrequited love.
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** In the FinalBattle, [[spoiler:Rei sacrificed herself]] to save everyone. Even though they won and survived the war, her teammates couldn't fully celebrate their victory because they loved her and missed her.her, even Asuka. But at least she finally got her kiss from Shinji.



* LoveTriangle: During their first battles together Rei fell for Shinji. Then Asuka came along and as soon as she started to get familiar with Shinji, Rei was very, very jealous. Both girls competed over Shinji until he [[spoiler:chose Asuka.]]

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* LoveTriangle: During their first battles together Rei fell for Shinji. Then Asuka came along and as soon as she started to get familiar with Shinji, Rei was very, very jealous. Both girls competed over Shinji until he [[spoiler:chose Asuka.]]]] Rei would have been perfectly content if it were to become a threesome, although Asuka denied her.



* TheManBehindTheMan: The main characters spend a long time fighting the Great Old Ones only to find [[spoiler:that they are acting at the behest of the Outer Gods, their true enemies.]]

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* TheManBehindTheMan: The main characters spend a long time fighting the Great Old Ones only to find [[spoiler:that they are acting at the behest of the Outer Gods, their true enemies.enemies (well, Nyarlathotep. The Outer Gods probably don't care in the slightest). This same story had played out again and again, with the defenders of the planet eventually being corrupted by the power they consumed eventually turn on their people and become the new Great Old Ones.]]



* ManOnFire: In chapter 1 billions of spiders -whose sizes range from tiny to dog-sized- spawned by a massive, spider-alike EldritchAbomination are flooding the city. As Shinji and Misato are running from them, Shinji sees a man setting himself on fire to get rid of dozens of spiders were clinging to his body:

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* ManOnFire: In chapter chapter, 1 billions of spiders -whose sizes range from tiny to dog-sized- spawned by a massive, spider-alike EldritchAbomination are flooding the city. As Shinji and Misato are running from them, Shinji sees a man setting himself on fire to get rid of dozens of spiders were clinging to his body:them--



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rei has this reaction when [[spoiler:one of the cosmic horrors that she absorbed took control of her body and raped Asuka]]. Even though she wasn't responsible for its actions, she felt guilty about Asuka's pain because she was unable to stop it, and she wanted to be punished by her teammate.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rei has this reaction when [[spoiler:one of the cosmic horrors that she absorbed took control of overwhelmed her body emotionally-deprived with inhuman lusts and raped Asuka]]. Even though she wasn't responsible for its actions, she felt guilty about Asuka's pain because she was unable to stop it, and she wanted to be punished by her teammate. To the point of being willing to be beaten to death by Asuka if that was what it took.



* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Asuka is not familiarized with the concept of "personal space". In her first appearance in chapter 4 she quickly latched on to Kaji. And later she stayed close to Shinji and wrapped an arm around his, despite of barely knowing Shinji at that point:

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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Asuka is not familiarized with the concept of "personal space". In her first appearance in chapter 4 she quickly latched on to Kaji. And later she stayed close to Shinji and wrapped an arm around his, despite of barely knowing Shinji at that point:point (although her intention was truly to get Kaji jealous):



* TheOldGods: The Outer Gods inhabited Earth long before mankind… and now they want to reclaim their home.
* OneManArmy: Shinji, Asuka, Rei and their teammates killed the Outer Gods and Great Old Ones and stole their powers. Any of those kids was able to destroy whole armies, kill eldritch abominations and level cities.

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* TheOldGods: The Outer Gods Great Old Ones inhabited Earth long before mankind… and now they want to reclaim their home.
* OneManArmy: Shinji, Asuka, Rei and their teammates killed the Outer Gods and Great Old Ones and stole their powers.powers, as well as those of a few masks of Nyarlathotep. Any of those kids was able to destroy whole armies, kill eldritch abominations and level cities.



* ParentalAbandonment: Gendo abandoned his son Shinji after his wife's death and only recalled him when he needed him to kill Cthulhu and co. Asuka was similarly abandoned by her father after losing her mother, but she met a decent foster mother.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Gendo abandoned his son Shinji after his wife's death to focus on eldritch studies and the upcoming war, and only recalled him when he needed him to kill Cthulhu and co. Asuka was similarly abandoned by her father after losing her mother, but she met a decent foster mother.



* PowerEchoes: When [[spoiler:Yui uses the power stolen from the Elder Gods to ascend to godhood,]] her voice echoes when she talks.
* PowerFloats: After [[spoiler:stealing the powers from the Elder Gods, Yui]] floats when she uses her power.

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* PowerEchoes: When [[spoiler:Yui uses the power stolen from power given to the Elder Great Old Ones by the Outer Gods to ascend to godhood,]] her voice echoes when she talks.
* PowerFloats: After [[spoiler:stealing given to the powers from Great Old Ones by the Elder Outer Gods, Yui]] floats when she uses her power.



* PowersInTheFirstEpisode: In the first chapter Shinji gets a giant robot and fights his first {{Robeast}}. When he kills Matarael, he feels ''something'' entering his body. That ''something'' was the power of the monster he had just slain.

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* PowersInTheFirstEpisode: In the first chapter Shinji gets a giant robot and fights his first {{Robeast}}. When he kills Matarael, Matriel, he feels ''something'' entering his body. That ''something'' was the power of the monster he had just slain.



* ResistTheBeast: All Children face this because their stolen powers are inherently foul and corrupting. All of them feel dark urges and desires, and they struggle against them the whole time.

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* ResistTheBeast: All Children face this because their stolen powers are inherently foul and corrupting. All of them feel dark urges and desires, and they struggle against them the whole time. What happened with [[spoiler:Rei and Asuka]] is a chilling reminder of what would happen if they failed.



* ShipTease: Teasing between Shinji and Asuka started as soon as Asuka's first appearance when she, trying to have Kaji paying attention to her, wrapped her arm around Shinji's, prompting him to blush because a beautiful girl was talking to him and touching him.

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* ShipTease: Teasing between Shinji and Asuka started as soon as Asuka's first appearance when she, trying to have Kaji paying attention to her, wrapped her arm around Shinji's, prompting him to blush because a beautiful girl was talking to him and touching him. The teasing between him and Rei started even before then.



* TheStationsOfTheCanon: The canon timeline is thrown completely out of the window as soon as the first chapter, when Shinji fights Matarael -in lieu of Sachiel-, supported by Rei. The Angels are completely different and so is the story.

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* TheStationsOfTheCanon: The canon timeline is thrown completely out of the window as soon as the first chapter, when Shinji fights Matarael -in Matriel, who is truly Atlach-Nacha (note the name difference from Matarael) in lieu of Sachiel-, Sachiel, supported by Rei. The Angels are completely different and so is the story.



* TearsOfRemorse: After [[spoiler:an EldritchAbomination possesses Rei and uses her body to rape Asuka,]] Rei cries, blaming herself for Asuka's pain since she was unable to stop that cosmic horror.

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* TearsOfRemorse: After [[spoiler:an [[spoiler:the lingering, perverted essence of an EldritchAbomination possesses (appropriately titled "the Violator") overwhelms the emotionally stunted Rei and uses drives her body to rape Asuka,]] Rei cries, blaming herself for Asuka's pain since she was unable to stop that cosmic horror.



* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Played with. The main characters' base is located in Tokyo, and most of battles happen there... but the Angels also attack other countries and the pilots often have to fight in other places such like the USA West Coast or Canada.

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* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Played with. The main characters' base is located in Tokyo, Tokyo-3, and most of battles happen there... but the Angels also attack other countries and the pilots often have to fight in other places such like the USA West Coast or Canada.



* {{Tsundere}}: Due to have a better parental role model after being ditched by her father, Asuka's personality is softer. She still has a harsher, rougher, angrier side, but she displays her kinder self more easily, and her character gradually softens up after meeting Shinji.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Due to have a better parental role model after being ditched by her father, father died, Asuka's personality is softer. She still has a harsher, rougher, angrier side, but she displays her kinder self more easily, and her character gradually softens up after meeting Shinji.



** In the Kingdom of Joy, the man who would become The King in Yellow manipulated everyone to bring about the fall of the world.




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** Everyone is the Outer God's unwitting pawns (or maybe just Nyarlathotep's, it isn't entirely clear): all sorts of planets are set up with the same situation as Earth so that should the Children-equivalents win, they would fall to their own corruption, turn on their own species, and become the new Great Old Ones.



* VictorGainsLosersPowers: A pretty dark example. When Shinji, Asuka, Rei and other pilots defeated an enemy they stole its power... but their enemies are the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s from the ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos''. Ergo, their powers allowed them easily obliterate a planet... and corrupted everything around them, making people frightened. Finally Shinji and Asuka were so fed up with people freaking out whenever they passed by [[spoiler:they left human civilization forever because they did not fit anymore.]]

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* VictorGainsLosersPowers: A pretty dark example. When Shinji, Asuka, Rei and other pilots defeated an enemy they stole its power...power (usually by uncontrollably feasting on its still-living body)... but their enemies are the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s from the ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos''. Ergo, their powers allowed them easily obliterate a planet... and corrupted everything around them, making people frightened. Finally Shinji and Asuka were so fed up with people freaking out whenever they passed by [[spoiler:they left human civilization forever because they did not fit anymore.]]



* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Shinji, Asuka, Rei and -to a lesser extent- their friends, Rei, Touji, Hikari and Anna... could fight and kill Elder Gods easily, but socializing and fitting in with other people became increasingly hard. After every battle they became more powerful and simultaneously less human. And at the end, Rei knows she can't ever lead a normal life, and Shinji and Asuka don't belong among humans anymore.

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* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Shinji, Asuka, Rei and -to a lesser extent- their friends, Rei, Touji, Hikari and Anna... could fight and kill Elder Gods Great Old Ones easily, but socializing and fitting in with other people became increasingly hard. After every battle they became more powerful and simultaneously less human. And at the end, Rei knows she can't ever lead a normal life, and Shinji and Asuka don't belong among humans anymore.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Asuka and Rei managed to get along, even though both girls liked the same boy… but after the battle against the Violator where [[spoiler:Rei hurt Asuka unwillingly but brutally,]] their friendship all but came to an end.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Asuka and Rei managed to get along, even though both girls liked the same boy… but after the battle against the Violator where [[spoiler:Rei hurt Asuka unwillingly but brutally,]] their friendship all but came to an end. It only started to heal at the very end parts of the story.



** The standard response to the resulting damage after a battle against an Angel.



* WingedHumanoid: Shinji and Asuka gain the ability to sprout wings and fly. Asuka has fire wings.

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* WingedHumanoid: Shinji and Asuka All the Children gain the ability to sprout wings and fly. Asuka has fire wings.wings, while the wings of the others aren't consistently any particular form.



* YouHaveFailedMe: At the end of chapter 9, [[spoiler:Rei]] kills The King of Yellow, arguing that he’s failed and the Outer Gods don’t tolerate failures:

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* YouHaveFailedMe: At the end of chapter 9, [[spoiler:Rei]] [[spoiler:Cassilda, possessing Rei]] kills The King of Yellow, arguing that he’s failed and the Outer Gods don’t tolerate failures:


* {{Badass}}: Shinji, Asuka and Rei are Humongous Mecha pilots and fight Eldritch Abominations from the Cthulhu Mythos. Every time they kill a cosmic horror, they absorb its power, becoming more and more powerful (and less and less human). At their first deployment Shinji and Rei slew a skyscraper-sized spider spawned billions of tinier spider-like monsters, and Asuka bludgeoned and butchered a slimy Sea Monster.



* ParentsInDistress: When a terrorist group invaded [[HomeBase NERV's German base]], they captured Badass soldier and MamaBear Misato, and her wards Shinji and Asuka together with Rei had to rescue her. The three kids didn't want to kill people and they were hugely distraught about it afterwards, but they couldn't let those terrorists hurt their surrogate mother.

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* ParentsInDistress: When a terrorist group invaded [[HomeBase NERV's German base]], they captured Badass badass soldier and MamaBear Misato, and her wards Shinji and Asuka together with Rei had to rescue her. The three kids didn't want to kill people and they were hugely distraught about it afterwards, but they couldn't let those terrorists hurt their surrogate mother.

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* HotWings: Asuka gained pyrokinesis and flame wings after killing a good number of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
-->Asuka soared through the night on wings of flame.

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* DestructiveSaviour: The main characters often cause so much property damage when they fight that most of cities become a bunch of ruins in their passing.

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* ActionGirl: Asuka and Rei are mecha pilots trained since they were little kids and have the powers of the cosmic horrors killed by them.


* RedHeadedHero: Asuka was a redhead and a heroine who fought cosmic horrors powerful enough to obliterate planets and helped to save mankind even at the cost of her own human nature.
* RedIsHeroic: Asuka was a heroine, piloted a war mecha and fought cosmic horrors older than the world, slaying them and stealing their powers. She wore red, her giant robot was also red, and she even [[spoiler:gained fire elemental powers.]]

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* RedHeadedHero: Asuka was a redhead and a heroine who fought cosmic horrors powerful enough to obliterate planets and helped to save mankind even at the cost of her own human nature.
* RedIsHeroic: Asuka was a heroine, piloted a war mecha and fought cosmic horrors older than the world, slaying them and stealing their powers. She was a redhead, she wore red, her giant robot was also red, and she even [[spoiler:gained fire elemental powers.]]

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