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1[[quoteright:345:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nee.png]]께->''"But what the hell d'you need -me- for?" [DJ Croft] asked, running a hand over his thick black thatch of hair. "I mean, granted, I -am- [[SarcasmMode the world's most handsome and sophisticated fourteen-year-old boy]], but what good is that to NERV?"''께''[[http://www.eyrie-productions.com/NXE/ Neon Exodus Evangelion]]'' is a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' FanFic by the good people at Creator/EyrieProductionsUnlimited. It is an AlternateContinuity fic where Shinji, the Third Child, ran away after watching Eva-00's disastrous synchronization test, so they bring in the Fifth Child, the son of [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] and [[Series/TheXFiles Fox Mulder]], Derek Joshua "DJ" Croft.께It is often the target of mockery for its MegaCrossover nature and for DJ Croft being a MartyStu; however, it [[GrowingTheBeard Grows The Beard]] later, oddly becoming better the more it diverges from the original source. However, it is very different in tone -- and content -- from canon ''Evangelion.''께While not a ScriptFic, ''NXE'' is structured to simulate the episodic format of a TV series; it is broken down into three "seasons" of nine "episodes" each: ''The Gathering Storm'', ''Balance of Terror'', and ''Revelations in Real Time''. The third season ends on a [[{{cliffhanger}} cliffhanging sequence]], which left the story unresolved for several years of real time until EPU released a final installment called ''Neon Exodus Evangelion The Motion Picture: Apotheosis Now.'' This novel-length story caps the entire series with a suitably epic-level conclusion that fulfills all the potential exhibited by the previous 27 chapters. Starting in the third season it also includes the infamous [[{{Omake}} Bonus Theater]] segments, which showcase short humorous pieces, bizarre SpinOff ideas and lighter, often FourthWall-breaking, views "behind the scenes" of the production.께As of March 2016, the series is being continued, with even ''more'' crossovers.----!!As a MegaCrossover series, ''NXE'' contains elements from or references to -- at the minimum -- the following works:께* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''** ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion: Iron Maiden''* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''** ''2010: The Year We Make Contact''* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''* The works of Dutch mystery writer A.C. Baantjer* ''Series/BabylonFive''* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''* ''Series/DoctorWho''* ''Series/{{Emergency}}''* ''Film/{{Firefox}}''* ''VideoGame/FullThrottle''* ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}''* ''VideoGame/HalfLife''* ''TabletopGame/InNomine''* ''IronMan''* ''TheJudge''* ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''* ''VideoGame/Marathon2Durandal''* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse* ''Film/MenInBlack''* ''Film/PacificRim''* ''Literature/ParadiseLost''* ''Music/PinkFloyd''* ''Film/RealGenius''* ''Franchise/SailorMoon''* ''Series/SportsCenter''* ''Franchise/StarWars''* ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and ''VideoGame/SystemShock2''* ''VideoGame/TechRomancer''* ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}''* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''* ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''* ''VideoGame/TombRaider''* ''Film/{{TRON}}''* ''Film/UncleBuck''* ''VideoGame/WipeOut''* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'', both classic and the 2012 reboot* ''Series/TheXFiles''----!!This fanfic series contains examples of:께* ActionMom: Lara Croft* AcePilot: Well, it ''is'' [[VideoGame/{{XCOM}} Big Sky and Firebrand]], after all* AdaptationDistillation* AIIsACrapshoot: SHODAN, Durandal* AllThereInTheManual: The Terminals, basically blog posts about the progress of ''Apotheosis Now'', contain plot points that might be missed by just reading the fic itself. Also, a number of revelations are made on the Eyrie forum.* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: SEELE's invasion forces NERV to move from Worcester-3 to Halifax.* AnimatedActors: Several of the "Bonus Theatre" segments purport to show the reader what goes on "backstage" at the EPU studios; plus there's at least one "interview" with a "performer".* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Gendo was fully aware of all the dickish things his demon handlers made him do while he was under their control.]]* ArcWords: "I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh." Later expands into an IHaveManyNames BadassBoast.** It's also a shout-out to and direct quote from the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' games.* {{Area 51}}: Given a throwaway mention as an ''VideoGame/XCom'' base they are forced to abandon* ArmCannon: on [[spoiler:the upgraded Jet Alone]]* ArtificialHuman: Jon Ellison; Rei Ayanami [[spoiler:is thought to be one but is really something quite different]]; their clones.* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: Nuclear reactors (like the one on Jet Alone) don't explode.* AscendedFanboy: Ken, who does not pilot an Evangelion, but instead pilots [[spoiler: Jet Alone]].* AuthorAppeal: Large amounts of it.* AuthorAvatar: Inverted with John Trussell, whose avatar shows up in the series before he became a co-author.** Despite accusations that DJ Croft and Jon Ellison are "disguised avatars", WordOfGod says no. But that never stopped anyone.* BadassBoast: DJ's speech in his last moments on screen in the last episode of season three* {{BFG}}: The Positron Cannon; Zashchitnik's antimatter beams; and on a more personal scale, the Blaster Launcher from X-COM* BookDumb: DJ is not very good at algebra or computer programming.* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Jon Ellison]]* ButtMonkey: Poor Jon Ellison.* ChandlersLaw: Invoked in 3:4, and mentioned by name in Gryphon's annotations for that chapter.* CharacterDevelopment: Croft getting a dose of this around the Leliel fight boots him out of MartyStu status and kicks off the series [[GrowingTheBeard growing its beard]].* ChekhovsBoomerang: The Positron Cannon gets used again in The Motion Picture.* CloningBlues* CouncilOfAngels: Straight from TabletopGame/InNomine.* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:San Ayanami]]* DeusExNukina* DissonantSerenity: "[[spoiler:Shinji]]. You were actually ''listening''. I'm... I'm proud of you."* DoingInTheWizard: Followed by DoingInTheScientist, regarding the origins of [[spoiler:the Angels, and later the X-Com aliens]].* DomedHometown: San Francisco is described as having a dome over it.* DoomedHometown: Worcester-3* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Ritsuko, though DJ manages to stop her.]]* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Subverted; believed to be the goal of the Angels, but is actually the goal of NERV/SEELE.* FunWithAcronyms: The [[TheMenInBlack Military Intelligence Bureau]]* GeneralFailure: Despite having the entire armed forces of the United States and much of the rest of the world at her disposal, Natlateth is unable to destroy the railroad that NERV uses to escape Worcester. * GreenRocks: Elerium.* TheGreys: [[spoiler:They are revealed to actually be minor demons.]]* HalfHumanHybrid: The {{Artificial Human}}s are revealed to be these; also, [[spoiler:Shinji]].* {{Hatedom}}: With a rather large member count, much to the exasperation of the fic's legitimate fans.* HateFic: Created in response to Gryphon's disgust with the "pointless nihilism" of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: GENDO friggin' GENDO, after he was revealed to have spent the entire series up to that point, and over a decade before, under [[strike:Ethereal]] demonic mind control.]]* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Kaori Yamashita, near the end of ''Apotheosis Now''.]]* HilariousOuttakes: Seen in the Bonus Theater.* HumanPopsicle: The Jon and Rei clones, [[spoiler:the real Ryoji Kaji, and apparently Fox Mulder's remains]] are stored this way.* HumongousMecha: The Evangelions, Jet Alone, Zashchitnik, [[spoiler:the Archangelions]]* IHaveManyNames: "I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh. I have been called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the world goes dim and cold."* IKnowMortalKombat: Ken Alda* KillSat: Sahaquiel, and later, [[spoiler:Babylon-2]].* TheLegionsOfHell: They make their appearance at the end of the Motion Picture.* LockAndLoad: Before raiding a SEELE installation, DJ tosses Shinji a pistol and is a little surprised to see Shinji do the full badass guncheck routine.* MegaCrossover* TheMenInBlack: Both X-COM and SEELE have them* MetaFic: Some of the Bonus Theatre segments* MindlinkMates: Rei and Jon have this.* MissingMom: Subverted: [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] was only trapped off-screen for the first few episodes.* TheMole: [[spoiler:Agent Wasdin and Tycho]]; on the other side, Derek Bacon.* MythologyGag** TheMenInBlack agent '''J'''im Edwards wields "a deceptively tiny concussion blaster", which is a reference to the Noisy Cricket from ''Film/MenInBlack''.* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: [[spoiler:Why the Angels are ''really'' attacking Worcester-3 -- to rescue the comatose Lucifer from the (unwitting) agents of Hell and complete his Redemption.]]* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: Averted. According to WordOfGod, N2 mines are "next-generation nuclear" weapons, not "non-nuclear" ones. Also, Zashchitnik carries a nuclear cruise missile.* {{Omake}}: Bonus Theatre segments. ''[[http://www.eyrie-productions.com/Forum/dcboard.cgi?az=read_count&om=210&forum=DCForumID5&viewmode=threaded All Those Stars]]''. Plus, arguably, the ''NXE'' "apologia", ''[[http://www.eyrie-productions.com/NXE/TMP/encounter.txt Encounter at Shamrock House]]''* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The Angels NERV fights are fairly standard for ''NGE''; however, later ones are more like angels from ''TabletopGame/InNomine''.* OverNineThousand: Averted; the highest synch ratio is 100%.* ParodySue: Claimed for DJ** ParodyRetcon: What most people suspect the above is* {{Phobia}}: DJ Croft is claustrophobic, This comes back to bite him in his battle against Leliel.** This phobia really should have reared its ugly head when he gets trapped in an elevator with Misato. For that matter, it should have reared its ugly head any time the latch closed on his Evangelion cockpit before the system started up. This is the mother of all retcons.* PsychicNosebleed: [[spoiler:Gendo Ikari]] gets one of these while trying to shake off alien mind control.* RealPersonFic: Jeff "[=YaK=]" Minter plays an unexpectedly large role. Also, the late Derek Bacon, a college friend of the authors, appears in the last episode of season three and plays a large role in ''Apotheosis Now''.* RecapEpisode: Episode 3:0, ''The Big Show''. The narration by the ''Series/SportsCenter'' hosts turns this into a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.* {{Reincarnation}}: DJ turns out to be the reincarnation of [[spoiler:Longinus]].* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Mentioned in 1:9 that Great Britain decided to go this route after Second Impact, after the example of "poor old Elizabeth". (Even ''Ireland'' signed on to the idea, God alone knows why!)** Nothing like half the human race dying to make one re-asses one's living arrangments. Besides maybe they figured that this time around the British would be nice(r) about things or at the very least, that that was a risk worth taking when the alternative is anarchy and starvation.*** [[SarcasmMode Because nations have had a history of uniting with others after devastating catastrophes like the Black Plague.]] * RunningGag: The EPU "Taco Night" gag makes a mandatory appearance; also, a repeated riff on ''NGE'''s "unfamiliar ceiling" line.* [[spoiler:SatanIsGood]]: [[spoiler:Lucifer's and Moloch's attempt to repent is what starts everything off.]]* SequelSeries: ''[[http://www.eyrie-productions.com/Forum/dcboard.cgi?az=read_count&om=202&forum=DCForumID5&viewmode=threaded Neon Generation: Exodus 2035]]'', a teaser for which was posted in the EPU forums in late 2005. Gryphon didn't promise it would be soon, but did promise it would appear ''someday''.** As of 2016, it has appeared in the form of a ''Film/PacificRim'' slash ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' form, especially if the first chapter title [[note]]"This Is (not) a Test"[[/note]] is anything to go by.* SeriesContinuityError: [[spoiler:Although early in the third "season" Misato was completely briefed on what's actually going on, complete with demons running NERV and Rei being a genuine angel right out of Heaven, she seems to have forgotten this entirely in a later episode where Rei and Moloch go to town on a SEELE base and reacts with disbelief when she is told ''again''.]] Acknowledged by WordOfGod.* ShownTheirWork: In the space episode, the ''Apollo 13'' book is referenced. SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay is thus massively averted.* SmiteMeOMightySmiter-->'''Asuka''': Do You hear me, God, in Your ivory tower? Do my words offend You? Well, TOO BAD! I'M NOT AFRAID OF YOU! I'm already IN Hell - SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO ME?! YOU made this world of conflict and suffering and hate! YOU let this happen to Your children who Your Scriptures claim You love so much! You must be DEAD! Or CRUEL! Or You just DON'T CARE! Either way I - DON'T - FUCKING - NEED YOU!* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Natlateth]] tries this ''twice''. [[spoiler:And [[EpicFail fails epically]] both times.]]* ThemeNaming: Rei's clones are named in numerical order: Ichi, Ni, San... ("rei"="zero", "ichi"="one" and so on); NERV Security personnel are often named for Red Sox pitchers; similarly, SEELE security personnel are named after ice hockey players.* TheUndead: The first two [=EVAs=] are [[spoiler:the corpses of Moloch and Lucifer. Except it turns out Lucifer is NotQuiteDead...]]* VillainousBreakdown and VillainDecay: These go hand-in-hand for [[spoiler:Natlateth]] at the end of the motion picture.* VillainWithGoodPublicity: SEELE has this for about half the civilized world.* YouShallNotPass: DJ does this at the end of the regular series.----

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