Character page for Asuka Quest.
SB!Asuka (Asuka Shikinami)
A college student who watched a lot of anime, then somehow accidentally bodyjacked Asuka Langley Soryu, in the process losing most of their memories and gaining a chorus of voices in their head. Doesn't have the original Asuka's Inferiority Superiority Complex, but does have somewhat of a martyr complex.
- 24-Hour Armor: Eventually needs to wear armored restraints at all times to hold back the angelic corruption. Her sense of touch extends through the armor, though.
- The Alcoholic: Drunk heavily until the Matariel battle. She gave it up after the incident with forcing Shinji to get drunk before the fight.
- Batter Up!: One of her AT field tricks is forming a bat. It worked best on Sahaquiel, who she bats straight back into space.
- Big Eater: She likes to eat a lot, especially Shinji's cooking.
- Body Horror: Every time she syncs too deeply with her EVA, she gets angelic corruption. Eventually, she needs Evangelion armor and a special eyepatch to both cover it up and restrain it.
- Break the Cutie: She's pretty much teetering on the edge of madness for most of the quest because of all the tragedy and the Body Horror she undergoes. Only Rei and the other pilots are keeping her back from the brink.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: She gets heavily injured through EVA feedback after nearly every battle, and every injury that she heals exacerbates her angelic corruption. For example, the Home Run Hitter against Sahaquiel caused the skin on her arms to explode.
- Cuddle Bug: Loves her some Rei hugs.
- Discard and Draw: She can't really use Asuka's military training, but she makes up for it with her greater skills with AT-fields (turns out, some of the voices in her head know their science).
- Drowning My Sorrows: Her drunk phase was mostly an attempt to escape the fact that she was now stuck in the Darker and Edgier mecha anime, and there was a serious chance that she wouldn't be able to reach a happy ending.
- Eyepatch of Power: Gets one after one of her eyes is corrupted.
- Fiery Redhead: Not as much as the original Asuka, but she's still a redhead with a bit of a temper.
- Gamer Girl: She's the one who introduced Shinji and Rei to video games.
- Gender Bender: Their gender prior to being Asuka is unknown, but is implied to be male.
- Grand Theft Me: To Asuka. They can talk in their dreams, and have a lot of fun together dreaming up bizarre adventures.
- Hearing Voices: And she actually listens to them.
- I Shall Taunt You: Gets the drop on Kihl with a long, colorful, and creative rant about him.Vocabulary? Vocabulary? Alright, you son of a syphilitic whore. Your mother probably abandoned you at both to suckle murder-pus from the teats of a cantankerous murder demon, who herself must have committed suicide for allowing such a foul being to besmirch her body. To compare you to the lowest, meanest bacterium living on this planet would be an insult to that bacterium: Had it a voice, it would call you a putrid, pitiable piece of putrescence and leave you to fester in a ditch. The ditch would reject you, for the ditch was dug out, by human hands, for a purpose, you useless sack of excrement. Kill yourself with a rock, and leave instructions for it to be cleansed of your taint. I would call you a failure, but you knew that already, didn't you? Your plans were shattered by a bunch of teenagers! And this is one last, pathetic grasp at godhood? You're going to fail. You want me to spell it out? You've got nothing left. The world hates you. You who would merge humanity into one: What power do you have against four billion voices? So go die in a fire, you stupid little fucker!
- I "Uh" You, Too: Her relationship with Rei, summed up in a trope. Years after Third Impact was averted, they still haven't kissed.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: A much nicer person than the original Asuka and a lover of cats. She even gets pet cats for pretty much everyone.
- Lethal Chef: Absolutely hopeless with cooking, although she is capable of making edible dishes with Shinji overseeing her.
- Mad Scientist: Somewhat. Some of the voices are really keen on strange and cutting-edge theoretical uses for AT fields.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Another AT field trick is forming extra 'Asura' arms out of AT fields.
- The Nicknamer: She's the reason Angels are now called Giant Alien Starfish (she thought 'Angel' was too pretentious).
- Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Has an unfortunate tendency to reveal things she shouldn't, like Rei being a Nephilim.
- Person of Mass Destruction: In her EVA, even more so than canon. She's come up with several planet-busting AT tricks.
- School Is for Losers: Has this view, courtesy of the teacher focusing on Second Impact to the exclusion of everything else (that, and Canon!Asuka already has a college degree). She skips by infecting school computers with cat videos.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Everyone calls her out on forcing Shinji to drink.
Canon!Asuka (Asuka Sohryu)
The original pilot of Evangelion Unit 02, now trapped in SB!Asuka's dreamscape. Has been trying out writing, and is fairly good at the violin.
- All Germans Are Nazis: Takes offence at SB!Asuka (or, more accurately, one of the voices) making a joke to this effect. Germans in general, and Asuka in particular, are really touchy about this issue.
- Calling the Old Man Out: She drifts away from her desire for Kyoko's approval due to Character Development, and when she and SB!Asuka finally meet Kyoko, she lets her mom have it for abandoning her by doing the contact experiment.
- Character Development: Seeing how SB!Asuka had actually been improving on her life by being a decent person really helps Asuka confront her own issues.
- A Degree in Useless: Her college degree is in metaphysics.
- Hearing Voices: She can also hear Spacebattles comments.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: She starts with one, as per canon, but slowly grows out of it with SB!Asuka's help.
- Mind Rape: She gets the brunt of Arael's mind-rape beam on Asuka.
An AI fork of Asuka created by Asuka using the dev console to 'Spawn NPC Asuka' during the battle with Iruel in the simulators. Aisuka survived the fight and grew into her own character, with her own struggles in finding her identity.
- Benevolent A.I.: She was forked from SB!Asuka, and retains her friendly nature.
- Cloning Blues: Though interestingly enough, she's the only person really bothered by her nature as Asuka's AI clone.
- Heroic BSoD: After she's forced to crash a plane (killing everyone on board) to prevent it from crashing into an apartment building.
- More Than Mind Control: SEELE tries to spy on Asuka by planting a spyware program in Aisuka's body and at first torturing her if she was away from Asuka, then using pleasure to try to addict her to Asuka's presence. She resists by Heroic Willpower.
- Robot Girl: After she gets a mecha body made, though it's still technically just a puppet she's controlling.
- Sadistic Choice: During Arael's attack, she gets a variation on the Trolley Problem- An airplane goes down in Tokyo-3, and to prevent it from hitting an apartment building, she has to destroy its engines and crash it herself.
- Took a Level in Badass: Her Robot Girl body is incredibly strong and later is equipped with weaponry, and then she's made the pilot of Jet Alone 2.
- Character Development: Turns from a terrified, depressed wreck of a teenager desperate for a hint of his father's approval to a brave, even-keeled, and skilled pilot who acknowledges that his father's kind of a jackass, with the aid of SB!Asuka and Dark Souls.
- Hidden Depths: He's quite a competent gamer. He also comes up with several AT field tricks on his own.
- Only Sane Man: He's probably the best adjusted of the pilots, which is quite a turnaround.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The players are absolutely shocked when he handles Asuka's gaffe with Matariel in a mature, responsible manner, making no attempt to run away from his problems.
- Team Chef: He's the only person in Misato's household who can cook competently.
- Took a Level in Badass: Turns out, the only thing standing between Japan's most memetically useless protagonist and sheer awesomeness is getting a friend who really cares for him and isn't afraid to show it.
The First Child, and a human- Giant Alien Starfish hybrid. Much more emotional these days, after Asuka showed her how fun life could be.
- An Arm and a Leg: Loses an arm during the Armisael fight, and has to get a mechanical replacement.
- Badass Gay: She's an EVA pilot and dating Asuka.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: She falls for Asuka because Asuka accepted her as a person, never judged her for being half-Alien Starfish, and genuinely made an effort to make her life better.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: A rather tame and passive example. Rei gets a bit possessive when Mari calls Asuka 'princess'. She even wins a simulator EVA fight for the right to use that nickname.
- Emotionless Girl: Starts as such, as per canon, but it doesn't last for long against Asuka.
- Gamer Girl: Asuka introduces her to video games. Turns out Rei is a teamkiller.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half Lilith angel, half human.
- Heroic RRoD: Using her natural AT field (instead of Unit 00's) harms her. She nearly loses an arm countering Tabris's AT field.
- I "Uh" You, Too: She really isn't the best with expressing affection. It isn't much of a problem since Asuka is, if anything, worse.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: The first step in the Defrosting Ice Queen process is getting her a cat.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She's furious after Asuka betrays her trust by getting Shinji drunk during the Matariel battle.
- Spared by the Adaptation: The Rei seen throughout the entirety of the quest is Rei II, who does not have to self-destruct her EVA against Armisael and does not begin Third Impact.
- Took a Level in Badass: Learns how to use her AT fields even outside her EVA. This saves Kaworu's life during the Tabris battle.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Used by Asuka as evidence for her being a Half-Human Hybrid. Blue hair is impossible in humans, even albinos (their hair is white).
The one chosen to pilot Unit 03, the Evangelion infested by Bardiel. For more information, look in the students section, but beware of spoilers. For obvious reasons, this person is not a pilot for long.
- Walking Spoiler: Due to some surprising differences from canon.
A mysterious latecomer with connections to SEELE. Oh, and he's actually Tabris, the second-to-last angel. Not much of a spoiler by now.
- Adaptational Heroism: While canon!Kaworu is an ambiguous figure, this version is definitely heroic and does not want Third Impact to occur.
- Anti Anti Christ: Does not want to initiate Third Impact, but is compelled to by his nature. He willingly goes along with the plan to seal away his core with armor to block the impulse.
- Badass Gay: An Eva pilot, the second-to-last angel, and most definitely interested in Shinji.
- Berserk Button: As the Angel of Free Will, he does not like SEELE taking advantage of Aisuka, since she is a self-aware being.
- Brought Down to Normal: His AT field is suppressed by the armor and pills he takes to keep Tabris a Sealed Evil in a Can.
- Didn't See That Coming: He gets taken by surprise by Asuka and Rei being in a relationship, along with SB!Asuka's crazy awesomeness in general.
- Groundhog Peggy Sue: He's been repeating his life, which usually only lasts 14 years (until Tabris). SB! Asuka's intervention has made this go-around very different.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Okay, so the 'bad publicity' is because of meta-knowledge, but Asuka is still suspicious of him even though he's helpful.
- Innocently Insensitive: Mentions 'Evangelion pilots' around Hikari, for whom it's a serious PTSD trigger. He's horrified when Asuka explains why he shouldn't do it, and is much more careful later on.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: Arael passed on the knowledge that SB!Asuka wasn't the original one, but he refrained from telling others until Asuka herself was ready.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Tabris is this to him. Apparently it wasn't like this originally, but the 'Kaworu' and 'Tabris' personas have grown apart over the loops.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: He's Spared By The Adaption and survives to the epilogue.
The pilot of Unit 05, transferred to NERV Japan late in the story. Somewhat over-enthusiastic about piloting, but an honest friend at heart.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: She's later to the party than the other pilots and needs to be caught up with AT tricks, but she gets the hang of it quickly enough to join Asuka for the final battle.
- The Nicknamer: She calls Asuka 'Princess', which annoys Rei. Asuka is Rei's princess, darn it!
- Stepford Smiler: She's about as broken as the other pilots, but she can hide it.
Class representative, and Canon!Asuka's only friend. Very obviously attracted to Toji. She volunteers as the Fourth Child in his place, and while she is physically unharmed by the Bardiel fight, she comes away with severe PTSD.
- Break the Cutie: The fight against Bardiel, since she could feel the Evangelions attacking the alien starfish and Bardiel going full on The Thing (1982).
- Everyone Can See It: Her crush on Toji. Asuka advises her to just confess already, and it works.
- Nice Girl: She's nice enough to befriend Canon Asuka. That says a lot.
A classmate of Shinji and Asuka's. His sister is currently in the hospital from injuries received during an angel battle.
- Beta Couple: With Hikari. It's a fairly normal relationship, contrasting with Asuka and Rei.
- Everyone Can See It: It's kinda obvious that he returns Hikari's crush.
- Spared by the Adaptation: He is not chosen as the Fourth Child and is thus unharmed by the Bardiel fight.
Shinji's father, and the commander of NERV. Also trying to start Third Impact because of his longing to be with his wife Yui.
- Hero of Another Story: He eventually realizes that his goal was impossible and starts working against SEELE, eventually being killed so they could get ahold of Adam.
- Mind Rape: He gets hit by Arael's Mind Rape beam like the rest of Japan.
- Parental Neglect: You'd only know Shinji was his son because they share a last name. He eventually regrets this and wants to reconcile with Shinji, but dies before he can.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's a terrible father, but in his role as commander he is surprisingly solid, and listens to Asuka when she says that she can finish the Bardiel fight without use of the Dummy Plug.
- Redemption Equals Death: He ends up killed by SEELE after acknowledging that Third Impact was a bad idea and resolving to reconcile with Shinji.
Shinji and Asuka's somewhat irresponsible guardian.
- Drives Like Crazy: She terrifies Asuka with her driving.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: This is how Asuka got access to alcohol.
- Lethal Chef: Shinji does the cooking in her household, and for good reason.
- One of the Kids: She happily participates in bad movie marathons.
- So Bad, It's Good: This is her taste in movies. She has an entire Bad Movie Shelf along with more conventional choices.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Since most of End of Evangelion never happens.
NERV's top scientist, and the one who introduced the simulators. Gets kinda frustrated by all the AT physics abuse.
- Character Development: Slowly untangles herself from her unhealthy relationship with Gendo and develops a close relationship to the pilots, as well as a romantic relationship with Maya.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: She ends up with several of the cats that Asuka gets NERV staff, and she's Took a Level in Kindness from canon.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Defeated the main part of Iruel while Asuka and company defeated him in the sims.
- The Smart Guy: As NERV's head scientist.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Winds up dealing with a lot of her issues and living to see the epilogue.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Asuka calls her out after she's smug about Asuka failing in a life-or-death battle against Sandalphon. Ritsuko, for her part, recognizes that it was wrong.
A Bridge Bunny at NERV. Has a very obvious crush on Ritsuko.
- Everyone Can See It: Her attraction to Ritsuko.
The Third Angel, who Shinji defeated before the quest's beginning. While he is as dead as they come, Asuka does fight copies of him in the simulators.
- Posthumous Character: The quest begins after Shinji has already killed him. Israfel is the first Angel that Asuka actually faces, and the Sachiels faced later in the simulators are just projections based on Shinji's fight with him.
- Took a Level in Badass: Artificially induced in the simulators to give Asuka a challenge.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: A variation. When Sachiel is first faced in the simulators, he's utterly destroyed- because Asuka and company are just that much more powerful than canon angels and Sachiel's turn was before Asuka began re-defining Giant Alien Starfish fights with AT field shenanigans, thus forcing the Giant Alien Starfish to get more badass to face her on even ground. When Asuka faces off against the non-buffed Sachiel, she's shocked by just how easily he's defeated and just how far she's come.
The first Giant Alien Starfish fought. Has two cores which both need to be attacked simultaneously, and goes down quicker since Asuka knows about that weakness.
- Me's a Crowd: His gimmick- he splits himself into two bodies, each with a core.
The volcano G.A.S. Gets to the surface, unlike canon, but is defeated soon after, and its S2 organ is recovered. Asuka first began to experiment with AT fields during this battle.
- Super Toughness: Has this to survive and be able to move in magma. Unfortunately, it doesn't work so well in ordinary atmospheric pressure.
- Logical Weakness: Exploited- with its AT field pierced on the surface, it was rendered harmless because of the sudden lack of pressure, essentially suffering an extreme case of the bends.
While canonically one of the weakest Alien Starfish, it's made more of a threat because of Spacebattles' stupidity.
- Epic Fail: The one Alien Starfish that went down to bullets in the original, and it manages to damage several Evangelions because of Asuka's idiotic choices.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Asuka's dumb move of getting Shinji drunk was done against it.
The Kinetic Kill Vehicle G.A.S. Batted out of the park in one of Asuka's biggest awesome moments.
- Advancing Boss of Doom: Basically how he functioned- he dropped himself on NERV at extremely high speeds, and the EVAs had to catch him.
- Colony Drop: He's big, solid, and moving extremely fast. If it hits Japan, the result would be a smoking crater.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Whacked into the Pacific by Asuka, then its core is destroyed.
- Took a Level in Badass: It's the first Alien Starfish to adapt to Asuka's increase in power. Not that that saved it from Asuka's home run.
The Computer Virus Starfish. Attacks the pilots while they're in the simulators, along with attacking the MAGI. Asuka creates Aisuka to help defeat him, and he's put down for good by Rei performing the 'newspace' trick to crash the server.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Is the reason Aisuka was created.
- Troll: Makes it so that Asuka's attempt to summon her EVA summons a doll (a Trauma Button for Canon!Asuka) instead.
The one that's essentially a sapient wormhole. Leliel is not actually interested in killing Asuka or in achieving Complementation- it just wants to talk, having already achieved Third Impact on an alternate Earth. Asuka uses Leliel as an excuse later on for her metaknowledge.
- Crossover: Mentions Lilly from Nobody Dies.
- Did You Just Have Tea With Cthulhu: Has a nice chat with Asuka before activating 02's Berserker Mode to get her out.
The one that takes over Unit 03. He's more powerful than in canon, as a result of Asuka and company's collective levels in badass.
- Body Horror: Can stretch and distort its body.
- Pyrrhic Victory: Bardiel is defeated, but NERV has lost an evangelion and Hikari is badly traumatized. It should be noted that this is actually ''better' than how this turned out in canon, since the pilot is not physically harmed and the Dummy Plug is not activated.
The most physically powerful and destructive Giant Alien Starfish.
- Godzilla Threshold: Asuka has to activate Berserk Mode just to defeat him.
- The Juggernaut: Basically unstoppable, except via a Berserk Unit 02.
- Took a Level in Badass: Far more aggressive, destructive, and powerful.
The Mind Rape G.A.S. Likes playing mind games with Asuka.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: How the Asukas eventually defeats him.
- Death Seeker: Says that it's this, although whether it is being truthful is uncertain.
- Mind Rape: Duh. But he does it to everyone in Japan to draw Asuka out. Then he almost tricks her into railgunning Earth.
- Painting the Medium: Speaks in invisitext.
- Smug Snake: Very heavy on the smarm.
The penultimate Giant Alien Starfish. Does not get the chance to force Rei to self-destruct her EVA.
- All Your Powers Combined: Eventually manages to absorb and manifest a One-Winged Angel form with the abilities of all the previous starfish.
Also see Kaworu Nagisa.
- Bishōnen Line: The final alien starfish (technically, humanity is the last angel, but they're not aliens and the JSSDF doesn't actually attack anyway) and the only one to not look like a Starfish Alien, instead appearing as an albino human teenager.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Literally. Asuka and company fight him on foot, and after Rei breaks his AT field, Asuka punches him out and forces him to take his Restraining Bolt pills.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Pills made of shards from the Lance of Longinus as well as Evangelion restraints seal him in Kaworu.
Anti-NERV weapons developed by SEELE, launched after Tabris is defeated. In this canon, they do so without the support of the JSSDF (as SEELE has been increasingly distrusted), but they can use AT field tricks.
- Death by Adaptation: There are four regular Evangelions ready to fight them instead of one, and Asuka's meta-knowledge helped combat their regeneration (which let them get the drop on Canon!Asuka in End of Evangelion), so they are all destroyed with no casualties on NERV's side.
- Logical Weakness: Hit the core or the plug, and they can't regenerate.
- One-Winged Angel: The last few left merge to do this at the end of the fight.
The final threat of the series, and SEELE's anti-Asuka ultimate weapon. It's a merger of Adam, Lorenz Kihl, and a monstrous MP Eva with three cores.
- Anti-Magic: It has armor made of Longinus Lance material, which cancels AT fields.
- Ditto Fighter: It uses AT tricks that Asuka came up with beforehand.
- Flat "What": Upon hearing Asuka's "The Reason You Suck" Speech against him.
- Logical Weakness: The armor it has protects against AT fields, but not against effects caused by AT fields. The AT Railgun works because it uses a degenerate matter projectile, and Asuka invents a sonic cannon mid-battle to pulp the EVA through its armor.
- Painting the Medium: Adam speaks in invisitext, like Arael.
- True Final Boss: Adam takes over after two cores get destroyed.
- Unskilled, but Strong: It's more powerful than Asuka and can use AT tricks too, but Kihl isn't as used to combat and AT hax as she is.
- Walking Spoiler: Gee, ya think?
- Weak, but Skilled: On the other hand, while Adam has less raw power since Asuka's already done a number on the EVA, he is a better fighter and can make use of his AT field to a greater extent.