Shortly before arriving on Tokyo-3, Asuka discovers her body is developing weird abilities: she has great strength, great speed, is all but invulnerable, has different kinds of vision...
Initially the popularity of the super-women of Tokyo-3 bothers her and drives her to create a super-heroine identity and earn extra praise. However, things do not go as planned: her vast powers are a huge burden and a great responsibility; she earns praise and admiration but it feels hollow and undeserved, and she hates getting something without working for it; and she realizes many people -including her donor sperm- had great expectatives upon her. And it feels as if she is letting them down. It feels as if she needs maturing further and becoming a different, better kind of heroine...
Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton by Mike313 is a Superwomen of Eva story that casts everyone's favorite boastful and brash Fiery Redhead, Asuka Langley Soryu, as the Flying Brick Power Girl and later Supergirl. The story follows Asuka from her first discovery of her powers, her pitched battles against supervillains, and beyond... as she deals with her growing attraction towards Shinji Ikari.
Compare with Last Child of Krypton, another story where an Eva character gains Superman powers, and with Children of an Elder God and Thousand Shinji (darker takes on the concept of Evangelion characters gaining powers).
- Accidental Pervert: Asuka saw Shinji half-naked when her X-ray vision activated accidentally while he was changing clothes. Cue she blushing brightly and looking away.
- Ace Pilot: Asuka was the best and most rigorously trained pilot in the squad, and she got a good number of kills under her belt. However, as the story progressed and her powers surfaced she got to choose between remaining a pilot or being a super-heroine full-time.
- Achilles' Heel: Being half-Kryptonian, Asuka is weak to Kryptonite and she can't recharge her powers under light of a red sun.
- Action Girl: In this story Asuka becomes Supergirl and Rei is Wonder Girl. They kick Robeast butt when they are piloting their giant robots and slap criminals, aliens and Eldritch Abominations around when they are off duty.
- Adaptational Badass: Asuka was the best Humongous Mecha pilot in the original story, but she was still a physically fit fourteen-years-old human. In this story she has kryptonian DNA with all it entails: she is super-strong, faster than a speeding bullet, nearly invulnerable... and she can fight giant Eldritch Abomination with her bare fists.
- Adaptational Curves: Due to being half-kryptonian and exercising Asukas body becomes more muscular, stronger and curvier. Shinji can not take his eyes off her because he thinks she is beautiful and gorgeous.
- Adaptation Species Change: Asuka is half-Kryptonian.
- Aliens Speaking English: Asuka, who is half-kryptonian talks English, German and Japanese. Several Superman alien enemies show up like Brainiac and play the trope straight.
- Almost Kiss: Kaji ruins the moment.
- All Just a Dream: In chapter thirteenth's omake Asuka and Misato are fighting over Shinji. Since Asuka has the upper hand, Misato talks her into a threesome. Asuka demands getting Shinji's first kiss and she is about to kiss him... when Pen Pen woke Shinji up. Shinji's reaction to realize it was a dream and the penguin has woken him up from the best dream he has ever had was... not serene.
- Amazon Chaser: Shinji feels is very attracted to Asuka, who is a superb fighter, an excellent Humongous Mecha pilot, and a super-heroine can pulverize a mountain with her bare fists and is faster than a speeding bullet.
- Amazonian Beauty: The story makes an emphasis on Asuka gaining an impressive muscle build and Shinji being attracted to her.
- Ancient Conspiracy: As Supergirl, Asuka must fight against giant monsters, alien beings, an evil cult and an ancient secret society comprised of old madmen whose goal consists in killing everybody and merging their souls to give birth a new god. Said secret society is not happy with the unforeseen appearance of a super-powered girl coming along out of nowhere and interfering with their plans.
- Anger Born of Worry: Shinji is on the brunt end of this from Asuka after instinctively running to try and save a little girl from a collapsing building, only to be saved by Supergirl.
- Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: The whole reason Asuka becomes a superhero is so that she can upstage Wonder Girl in the headlines of the local tabloid.
- Apocalypse Cult: The Light of the Divine, who believe the Angels are God's judgment.
- Appropriated Appellation: When Asuka started out her super-heroine career, "Tokyo Tattle" -a tabloid- called her Power Girl. She liked that name. Later she resolved to change her costume and heroine identity, and she asked Shinji what they were calling the new superwoman. Shinji told "Tokyo Tattle" had baptized her Supergirl, and she chose that name for herself.
- Attention Whore: At the beginning Asuka becomes an heroine to earn extra attention. However, her motivation gradually changes as she becomes a true heroine.
- Audience Surrogate: This is one of main roles of Shinji, showing the reader what it would be like living with a super-heroine who you are in love with, witnessing her heroic deeds but also enduring all complications and trouble such a relationship entails (her being in danger constantly, her enemies breaking into your apartment or kidnapping you, being her confidant and support...)
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Although Asuka and Shinji argue a lot, after a certain point Asuka starts to deliberately make things so that Shinji feels better (such like stopping to show off her superior strength because he feels more entushiastic when he thinks he is catching up to her).
- Badass Cape: Asuka wears Supergirl's classic red cape. She looks more intimidating and more dangerous as wearing it.
- Badass in Distress: In chapter 19, Shinji was captured by a terrorist group and Asuka had to rescue him.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Asuka and Rei (Wonder Girl) team up a few times in the story.
- Once when fighting off Brainiac.
- Again when facing down Parasite.
- Bare Your Midriff: Asuka's Supergirl costume is based on one of the outfits of Kara Zor-El. When Shinji sees her costume for first time he notices very acutely that her very tight blue shirt "left her toned midriff bare".
- Battle Couple: Shinji and Asuka till Asuka got taken out of the roster of active pilots. Until that moment they had fought many battles together against Eldritch Abominations.
- Beautiful Dreamer: In chapter 19 Shinji gazes at Asuka as she sleeps and he marvels at how peaceful she looks and thinks he could spend hours watching her.Turning his head, he saw that he and Asuka were mostly still in the same position they'd fallen asleep in; her head wasn't on his shoulder anymore, but her arm was still draped across him.
She looked so peaceful, a far cry from her state during most of her recent waking hours. He felt like he could've watched her for hours.
- Becoming the Boast: Asuka often boasted about being the best pilot ever and the greatest fighter against the Angels, but in reality her confidence and her self-esteem were very fragile and she was not sure her skills and training were good enough. However she gradually discovers she has powers she was unaware of, becomes a heroine, and thanks to personal growing she shows she can take down anything and anyone.
- Becoming the Mask: Asuka decided to pretend she was a super-heroine... and throughout the story she becomes one.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: At the beginning Shinji and Asuka argued due to their clashing personalities (Asuka was temperamental and strong-willed, and Shinji meek and wimpy. Often Asuka got angry with Shinji because he would not stand up for himself and apologized for everything without meaning it) and different ways to deal with their past very similar pains, even though they liked each other. However, as Asuka starts to try to live up to expectations her Supergirl role placed upon her, her temper gradually softens, and Shinji becomes more assertive, and their relationship progresses.
- Beneath the Mask: During a heart-to-heart talk with Shinji, Asuka says she has worn so many masks since she was a little chlid sometimes she is not sure of what her real self is: when she was a scared, lonely child she created a mask of an arrogant, hostile genius and fearless pilot to protect herself; later when she became Power Girl she wore the mask of an heroine; and a short while later she became Supergirl and tried to be a real heroine. However it drives her crazy trying to be the paragon of morality and virtue everyone thinks she should be, so that she asks Shinji becoming her confidant because he saw beneath this mask and did not run away.
- Beta Outfit: Asukas Power Girl costume was a preliminary design, and later on it was replaced by her final Supergirl outfit.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- Shinji when he uses an Eva power cord to rescue Asuka and Unit 02 from Leliel.
- Asuka when she pulled Touji out of Unit-03 when Bardiel hijacked it.
- Asuka when Armisael was about to kill Rei. She flew into the battlefield, yanked the alien monster away Unit-00 and blew it up.
- The Big Damn Kiss: Shinji and Asuka kissed for first time in chapter 19 after he confessed, as they were floating in the night sky above the city.Kaji didn't interrupt them this time, and their lips touched. The moment he'd dreamed about for what had felt like an eternity had finally come, in the night sky above Tokyo-3, and it was even better than he could've imagined.
- Bio-Augmentation: Asuka has increased strength, speed thanks to genetic manipulation.
- Bizarre Alien Senses: Asuka's first hint that her senses were not normal either was when she accidentally saw through her home's walls... right when Shinji was changing clothes. Later she discovered her senses were exceptionally sharp and she had many different kinds of vision... including heat vision.
- Blackmail: In chapter 8's omake Touji tells Asuka he knows she is Power Girl and he will tell everyone unless she puts a skimpy bikini on and models while Kensuke takes pictures. However Asuka did not react as he thought she would do (cue violence).
- Blackmail Backfire: In chapter 8's omake Touji tells Asuka he will tell everyone she is Power Girl unless she puts a skimpy bikini on and models while Kensuke takes pictures. Touji thought the next step would be profit, but the only step was him getting beaten by being a pervert.
- Blood Knight: Asuka's battle lust is an important part of her character. Although she changes a lot after becoming Supergirl, she still enjoyes fighting (and her new powers allow her taking on giant aliens with her bare fists).
- Blue Is Heroic: Asukas Supergirl costume is mostly blue.
- Boisterous Bruiser: A rare female example. Asuka is a super-strong heroine who loves fighting. She is also daring, loud, perky and likes gloating.
- Boldly Coming: Asuka -Kryptonian- and Shinji -human- get into a relationship.
- Bonus Material: Nearly every chapter has extra scenes or omakes where the author explains some of his decisions, the characters break the fourth wall constantly, or someone -often Shinji- is the Butt-Monkey. Comedic omakes include Touji trying to blackmail Asuka (and then finding out it was a spectacularly bad idea), a chunk of kryptonite altering Asuka's behaviour in interesting ways, or an enraged Shinji attempting to cook Pen Pen.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: The characters frequently break the fourth wall in the omakes: the author and Asuka talk about his discarded ideas, Asuka complains of a thug breaking the fourth wall when he accused her of doing blatant shout-outs, Shinji gets a present of the author, or the author decides to address the characters.
- Break the Cutie: In case that being an orphan whose surviving parent is a bastard and being forced to fight giant monsters before being fifteen was not traumatic enough, Shinji gets targeted by all kind of super-powerful thugs and terrorists want to get him or the girl he is in love with.
- Break the Haughty: Asuka behaved as a prideful, self-assured girl at the beginning (a mask to cover her weak self-esteem). When her powers surfaced and she started out her superheroine career, though, she changed gradually, becoming less self-centered and more altruistic. At the same time her performance with her giant robot suffered, and she started questioning herself. Then she went through Arael's Mind Rape. The Robeast played with all her fears, doubts and insecurities, and broke her down. For a while she was utterly distraught and depressed, thinking she was never a heroine but an inmature child playing a game, she was never a good pilot, and she was worthless.
- Broad Strokes: Asuka makes appearances in other stories of the same author in her Supergirl identity, and she sometimes mentions events happened in those stories. Since the events of those stories are incompatible with each other, they are described in a very loose fashion, and the author said they happened in a different way.
- Broken Ace: Asuka comes across how as beautiful genius and mecha pilot. However she is deeply traumatized due to her mother's madness and suicide, her father leaving her and all adults regarding her as a cog to make a weapon working. Similarly, when she is acting as Supergirl, people automatically thinks she is a formidable super-heroine and a perfect paragon of morality and nobility, not knowing inwardly she is a broken ball of neuroses and pain.
- Broken Bird: During a heart-to-heart talk Asuka tells Shinji she strove to be strong-willed and excel at everything because after her mother went insane and died and her father abandoned her -making her realizing that he never loved her- she thought nobody would care about her unless she was the best.
- Broken Pedestal:
- Kaji to Asuka when she finds out that he was willing to let himself get murdered after discovering the secrets of Project Eva and he never ever thought about Misato and Asuka's reaction to his death. After she calls him out on it he apologises for disappointing her.
- Asuka finding out that she's very close to becoming one to Hamilton (without him even knowing it) is one of the factors in her decision to become a heroine without looking for glory.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": When Asuka ditches her Power Girl identity and becomes Supergirl she makes a new costume with an S emblazoned on her chest and another on her cape. It is one of the first things Shinji notices about her when he sees her in chapter 9:Her tight blue shirt made her not inconsiderable curves very apparent, and the yellow and red shield emblem with the "S" inside it on her chest only served to draw the eye to that area.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Asuka is easily capable to bring down a skyscraper with her bare fists. Throughout her super-heroine career she also learns to let her nicer, warmer side out and be more compassionate and more caring. So, she may be beating a thug and the next minute helping a girl to find her kitten.
- Bull Fight Boss: Supergirl and Wonder Girl defeat Parasite using this tactic to cause a Phlebotinum Overload.
- Bullet Catch: Asuka does it several times -one of them with her teeth- but she finally proves that she truly is faster than a speeding bullet by going from flying above the city, through all of the Geofront's armor layers, and into the Geofront to save Kaji in the time it takes for the bullet to get from Chiron's gun to him.
- Bullying a Dragon: Many people try to strike or hurt Asuka despite of knowing they are way out of her league.
- In chapter 8s omake Touji finds out Asuka is Power Girl and tries to blackmail her. He realized it was a stupid idea when he saw her grinning and cracking her knuckles.
- Shinji, in the omakes. In the stories proper, he sometimes suffers problems and is a Non-Action Guy outside of the Evangelion, but he is useful either by fighting with or without his giant robot or by giving Asuka emotional stability and a sympathetic ear. On the omakes, he is often the victim of the pranks of the author (who is not above to tell Asuka Shinji stole her underwear).
- Asuka also suffers from this in the omakes. Either thugs accuse her from breaking the fourth wall, or she has very embarassing moments where she has to perform heroic deeds as wearing a ridiculously tiny outfit or Shinji clings to her leg to prevent herself from falling to the ground and takes an accidental peek at her underwear.
- Came from the Sky: Kal-El's ship crash-landed in Germany, killing the baby, and his remains were found and taken to STAR Labs for analysis.
- Cannot Spit It Out: After realizing he loved Asuka Shinji did not tell her right away because he wanted to wait for the right time to ask her out. Asuka did not tell Shinji she liked him because she was in self-denial for a long time.
- The Cape: The real point of this story is Asuka growing out of being a self-centered girl and into this trope and as well as an Ideal Hero.
- Catapult Nightmare:
- In an omake Asuka does this after having a nightmare where she is wearing a Supergirl outfit that can be described like a tiny bikini.
- Subverted in chapter 14's omake. Shinji is actually having an excellent dream (Asuka is about to kiss him right after she and Misato have agreed to share him), and all of sudden Pen-Pen warks and he jolts awake. He did not take the penguin's interruption well.Shinji jolted awake, finding himself sitting in his bed. Dazed, he cast his gaze around the room, soon finding Pen-Pen at the foot of his bed.
- Character Development: Asuka gets this. Lots of it. In spades.
- Character Overlap: Asuka as Power Girl or Supergirl has showed up in other stories of the author, and a Broad Strokes version of Rei as Wonder Girl appears here. A couple of Original Characters of his other stories also appear (namely Section Two Chief Chiron and his right-hand man, Sato).
- Chef of Iron: Shinji is good making meals, pilots giant robots and he can fend for himself in a fight to help Asuka or someone else in danger.
- Chest Insignia: Asuka's Power Girl costume had no insignia, but when she decided to turn into a better, truer super-heroine she made her Supergirl costume, placing a huge "S" emblem on her chest.Her tight blue shirt made her not inconsiderable curves very apparent, and the yellow and red shield emblem with the "S" inside it on her chest only served to draw the eye to that area.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Asuka gradually turns into this kind of hero when she becomes Supergirl. Then she does she feels horribly guilty about all people she did not help when she was starting out her career.
- City of Adventure: Upon arriving on Tokyo-3, Asuka finds and fights everyday robbers, thugs, terrorists, super-powered villains, aliens, robots, time-travellers, EldritchAbominations... And that is not counting the ancient evil conspiracy to end mankind her boss is concocting.
- Clark Kenting: Subverted. Asuka takes an effort into masking her identity, including using a blonde wig and a mask when she's in her superhero persona. Misato and Rei may have figured things out, though.
- Clark Kent Outfit: Asuka uses her regular school uniform and loose clothes to hide her muscular, sinewy physique.
- Cleavage Window: During her Power Girl phase, Asuka's costume had a very large cleavage and a cord stretching across her neck, shaping a triangular cutout above her breasts.
- Clothes Make the Superman: Rei -a. k. a. Wonder Girl- gets a lot of innate superpowers but others are a function of her Amazonian artifacts, most notably her Invisibility Cloak and her sandals which allow her flying. It came in handy when Parasite drained her and Asuka's innate powers, since her artifacts were still functioning.
- Clothing Damage: In chapter twelveth's omake Asuka shreds her shirt to reveal she is Supergirl. Then Misato rips her clothes off, revealing she is Wonder Woman -of sorts-. Then they realize Shinji's nose is bleeding as he stares. When he is called a pervert, he lampshades he is surrounded by two beautiful women who are tearing their own clothes off.
- Coitus Uninterruptus: In chapter twelve's omake Misato and Kaji step inside the former's apartment and find Shinji and Asuka making love on the kitchen floor. Misato started screaming them, but they "cheerfully ignored her".
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Chiron, Section-2 Chief, loves doing this. He abduced Prof. Hamilton and tortured him for months using pain, drugs, sleep deprivation, sensorial deprivation and psychological warfare to worm all secrets of Supergirl out of him.
- Combo Platter Powers: Asuka gets whole Kryptonian package, including:
- Comes Great Responsibility: After being shown Jor-El's message Asuka strives to live up to the ideal of hope that Kal-El could have been.
- The responsibility of being a superhero is also one of the major overarching themes of the story.
- Continuity Nod: An interesting one: When Asuka is testing her powers, she comes across the scrapped wreck of the rail-mounted mortar that the Fifth Angel destroyed during his rampage. Her surprise when she's able to lift it up is palpable.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Asuka was conceived by donor sperm. Her mother's husband hated her for it, and when Kyoko died, he remarried and abandoned Asuka, who devoted her life to pilot mechas to try to overcome her abandonment issues. She never knew who her biological father was but she always assumed he was someone extraordinary. Ten years later when she starts to manifest strange, formidable powers she realizes she was very, very right, and her father was an alien of planet Krypton. So she became Supergirl to try to become the hero her deceased father was destined to be.
- Crossover: Between Superman and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
- Crystal Spires and Togas: As its Silver Age version, Krypton is a world with huge, shiny cities, populated with people dressed with flowing robes and colourful suits, surrounded by crystal forests and fire falls.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Asuka's fights against human enemies use to be this due to her being super-strong and virtually invulnerable. Especial mention goes to the leader of a terrorist group who kidnapped Shinji. Suffice it say, it did not end well for him.
- Deadpan Snarker: Shinji, in one omake.Shinji: "Oh, gee, I'm so sorry. I don't know why I'm reacting like this. It's not like I'm surrounded by beautiful women who are tearing their own clothes off or anything."
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Shinji gradually defrosted aggressive, unsociable Asuka by being nice, being there for her and proving he was dependable, honest, and he could see her on her worst without looking away.
- Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: Deconstructed. You can't make Kryptonite bullets because they would shatter.
- Designer Babies: Asuka is born via artificial insemination from an unknown father. She begins to figure out what her genetic makeup had been tinkered with when she starts bending titanium with her bare hands and seeing through walls.
- Determinator: Asuka hates giving up because in her mind it means she is worthless and useless. It did not matter how hard the fight is or Whether she is fighting as a mecha pilot or as Supergirl. She grits her teeth and fights on. Sometimes she was tempted to stop being a super-heroine because she thought herself unworthy, but she always returned to fight when she was needed.
- Distaff Counterpart: Deliberately To Last Child of Krypton and other stories where Shinji Ikari gets powers and becomes badass. More specifically, both stories merge the same universes and share many themes (two traumatized kids growing into the Ideal Hero) and both leads share the same powers, same enemies... but here it is Asuka the one gets Superman's genes in lieu of Shinji.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Happens to Shinji a few times during the fic, and to Asuka when she notices how much the weight training has helped Shinji.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Naturally, Asuka has no clue how strong she is once she starts developing her powers. Her first attempt to find out ends in fire and destruction. And that's before she gets heat vision.
- Domino Mask: What Asuka wears as both Power Girl and Supergirl to prevent someone from figuring out who she is. Also wears a blonde wig.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: In chapter 19 Asuka has just been Mind Raped, her career as pilot (which has defined her whole life since her mother's death and was all she had lived for) is pretty much over and her career as Supergirl might be gone too because she believes she is unworthy. When Rei and Shinji try to help her, she replies she does not want their pity.Asuka:"I don't want your pity,"
- Doomed Hometown: Asuka has kryptonian powers due to her biological father's planet exploding. Before Krypton blew up, Jor-El sent his son to Earth, but due a miscalculation on his part, the baby died when his rocket crashed. Later his DNA got used to impregnate one of the eggs of Kyoko, and thus Asuka was born.
- Dream Sequence: In chapter thirteenth's omake Shinji dreams that Asuka and Misato are fighting over him before deciding on sharing him.
- Drives Like Crazy: Shinji does not like when Misato drives him to somewhere becaude he is afraid of dying. Or at the very least vomiting. In chapter 17:Normally, a ride in Misato's car was a hair raising experience for the Third Child, who didn't have the strongest stomach and had discovered that he had a genuine aversion to the idea of dying when the possibility of it started to actually seem real.
And that was when his guardian was just out for a leisurely Sunday drive or something. When she had to get somewhere as soon as possiblesuch as when she needed to get her two charges to NERV Headquarters so they could get into their Evangelions before an Angel bearing down on the city arrivedbeing a passenger in her car was a truly terrifying ordeal.
- Dye or Die: Asuka wears a blond wing as super-heroing to protect her secret identity.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Asuka must go through many hardships, face giant monsters, aliens, super-powered beings, criminals, an evil cult, an Ancient Conspiracy, mature and learn the true meaning of the word "hero" to have a happy end.
- Eating the Eye Candy: In chapter 8 Shinji sees Asuka wearing her Supergirl costume. And he is stunned:He looked toward the source of the snickering, and his breath caught. Standing before him was one of the most beautiful girls he'd ever seen.
She was blond, and wore a red mask that looked identical to the one Power Girl wore, through which sky blue eyes peeked out at him. Her tight blue shirt made her not inconsiderable curves very apparent, and the yellow and red shield emblem with the "S" inside it on her chest only served to draw the eye to that area. The long sleeves disappeared into the red gloves she wore, but the shirt left her toned midriff bare. A red miniskirt was held up with a yellow belt, and soon yielded to a pair of lithe legs that, from Shinji's perspective, seemed to go on forever. A pair of scarlet boots completed the ensemble.
And she was holding the huge piece of concrete, which had to weigh at least a few tons in Shinji's estimate, above her head as if it was no heavier than a pebble.
The combination of the superwoman's striking good looks and her display of strength left the Third Child stunned silent. He could only gawk up at her stupidly. The little girl he was still loosely clutching was apparently no more capable of speech than he was, because she kept perfectly quiet, too.
- Eating Optional: After discovering her powers and her Kryptonian origin Asuka realizes she has never been hungry and thinks she probably does not need to eat because she is sun-powered. However she likes food so she keeps doing it.
- Eldritch Abomination: Asuka fights humongous alien monsters known as Angels, and during an arc story she also faces the New Gods of Apokolips.
- Emotionless Girl: Rei is calm, collected and cool.
- Enemy Mine: The first time that Asuka and Wonder Girl are on the same battlefield is during the Brainiac crisis. The first time they have to work together is when Parasite kidnaps them both to use as "power chargers". Asuka finds a lot of respect for Wonder Girl on that day-time will tell if they become Fire-Forged Friends.
- Entertainingly Wrong: Thanks to the Moment Killer described below, Shinji becomes annoyed at Kaji and how he got together with Misato. Because of this, Misato comes to the logical but incorrect conclusion that he's annoyed because he has a crush on her.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Fuyutsuki has several moments showing this throughout the fic, such as chewing out Gendo over not even trying to feign concern over his son, and almost having a heart attack when Gendo tells him he's starting to crack the Scroll's intel on the Anti-Life Equation.
- Expendable Clone: Rei saw herself as nothing but Yui Ikari's clone tailored to unleash the end of mankind. All of it changed when she became Wonder Girl. Later she used what she had learnt to cheer a depressed Asuka that she was not useless or expendable, and she had extraordinary powers made her special.
- Eye Beams: Asuka has heat eye-beams due to being half-Kryptonian. She discovers this when she is cooking and accidentally sets the eggs on fire.
- Fan Art: Marcoasalazarm drew the cover and more pictures of Supergirl Asuka.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink: This is a crossover between a Super Robot Genre show and The DCU. You have a genetically engineered Half-Human Hybrid superheroine and Humongous Mecha pilot that fights Eldritch Abominations, Robeasts, aliens, super-computers, has teamed up with an Amazon, has met space gods...
- Fan Verse: It is part of the Superwomen of Eva 2 universe.
- Female Gaze: Asuka's point of view often focuses on Shinji's body, specially if he is half-naked, wearing a tight suit, or sweating.
- Fiery Redhead: Although Asuka's character softens up as she matures, she keeps being a bold, hot-tempered and passionate redhead.
- First Girl Wins: Asuka is the first girl shows up in the story, and she is the one Shinji falls in love with and eventually hooks up with.
- First Kiss: Shinji and Asuka kissed in chapted 19 after Shinji confessed.
- Fix Fic: To canon. As a result of giving Asuka Supergirl powers, she becomes a super-heroine, learns her existence is not worthless without Eva, evolves into a better person and has a real chance to avert the end of the world.
- Flight: Asuka finds out she can fly when she springs upwards, smashes herself through a building accidentally... and doesn't come down.She kept going up and up and up, feeling like she would never return to the Earth. Already, she was above the roofs of some of the smaller buildings and she was still going strong.
Her euphoria was not to last, however. Her eyes widened and her happiness was instantly snuffed out by terror as she realized that she was headed right for one of the taller buildings in the slums, a towering skyscraper that looked like it had been abandoned long ago.
She screamed, instinctively putting her arms up to shield her head and closing her eyes, for all the good it would do her.
There was a loud crash from all around her, and then suddenly everything was quiet. She could feel that she had stopped moving.
Silly though it was, Asuka was afraid to open her eyes. Part of her believed that she'd find herself grievously injured when she did, even though she was in no pain, or perhaps even that she'd discover she was dead.
Yet there was nothing to do but take a deep breath and face whatever it was that had happened. Asuka opened her eyes and then gasped at what she saw.
For one thing, there was a large hole that went clear through the abandoned tower, which hadn't been there a few moments ago. Asuka had clearly created it by crashing through the building, and yet she didn't have a scratch on her.
And as if that wasn't shocking enough by itself, she was now floating in midair just outside the hole she'd made in the decrepit tower. Asuka looked down at the street far below, naked disbelief written all over her features. Part of mind dimly worried about people looking up her dress, even though she knew she was far too high up for anyone to see anything.
All of a sudden, her shock collapsed, and she again broke out into a broad smile. Throwing one arm up above her head, the Second Child suddenly took off, rocketing up into the sky.
"This is even better than the running!" she exclaimed as she broke through the cloud layer.
Once above the clouds, she allowed herself to hover for a few moments, just looking down at the world far below her and soaking in the unobstructed light of the sun. Asuka could feel that the air was cold up at this high elevation, but it didn't bother her in the slightest. Everything was silent save for the sound of the wind, giving her an almost profound feeling, as though she were in a cathedral or some other sacred place.
After a few moments, Asuka began to soar through the clouds again, and she remained up in the sky for a long, long time.
- Fling a Light into the Future: Jor-El sends his son to Earth, but a minor miscalculation on his part results in Kal-El's ship crashing in Germany, killing him. However, Emil Hamilton fertilizes the ova that will be Asuka with Kryptonian DNA because he thinks Earth needs a champion. Thirteen years later Asuka listens to her grandfather's message and decides to become a proper hero.
- Flying Brick: Asuka is Supergirl, with all it entails: she flies, she has super strength, super speed, invulnerability, heat vision and freezing/super breath.
- Flying Firepower: Asuka has kryptonian DNA, so that her powers include flight and heat vision.
- For Want of a Nail: Several nails influence this fic: The first one is a minor miscalculation on Jor-El's part, which results in Kal-El's ship crash-landing in Germany, killing him, and STAR Labs taking it for analysis; the second one is STAR Labs's funding being cut heavily by Seele as part of their Evil Plan, eventually turning it into a glorified sperm bank; the third one is Kyoko Zeppelin Sohryu wanting to have a baby and so going to STAR Labs to get an in vitro fertilization; and the fourth and most important one is her being good friends with Emil Hamilton, who does the procedure... and as the former head of the Kryptonian retrieval project and knowing how powerful Kal-El would have become (and seeing how screwed up the world is becoming), takes a brief dip in the (benevolent) Mad Scientist pool and fertilizes the ova that will be Asuka with Kryptonian DNA.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: In the third chapter's omake Asuka gets mad and fed up with the author's antics and chases him angrily to beat him.
- Friend or Idol Decision:
- Brainiac tempts Asuka with a knowledge orb of Krypton. She doesn't gives as much of a damn about it as Brainiac thought she would have, but she does try to save it when Brainiac's ship starts to explode. She fails to but manages to save a knowledge orb with recordings of Kyoko when she was sane, instead.
- Later on she has a similar moment when Leliel starts to swallow Evangelion Unit-02 and she tries to decide whether to eject from the Eva and be Supergirl all the time or not. Shinji saves her before her Evangelion completely falls into the Dirac Sea, rendering it (temporarily) moot.
- Finally, when Armisael struck she had to choose between getting into her giant robot to or donning her Supergirl identity to fight it. She had got better odds of winning if she used her super-powers, but then she would be fired and stop being a pilot. She chose being Supergirl, quitting being an Eva pilot for good.
- Fusion Fic: Between Evangelion and The DCU. Asuka is Power Girl and later Supergirl, Rei is Wonder Girl, another Eva characters have powers of DC super-heroes, and several Superman villains show up such like Brainiac or Parasite.
- Genius Bruiser: Canonically Asuka was out of college by age 14. Her powerset includes Super Strength and computer-strong intelligence.
- Giant Equals Invincible: Subverted. The regular army is useless when it is time to fight Angels or even Evas. No weapon of theirs can damage them. However, Asuka -who in this setting is Supergirl- can fight them more effectively with her bare hands than with a giant robot despite of being an average-sized human. In fact she manages taking Armisael down and surviving, something no Eva could do.
- Girlish Pigtails: Asuka usually wears this hairstyle -using her neural hairclips to braid her pigtails-. She only undoes her pigtails when she is acting as Supergirl and needs to hide her identity.
- Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Shinji thinks so in chapter five's omake. Due to radiation from a special chunk of kryptonite, Asuka seduces Misato and both women start making out. After seeing what they were doing, Shinji called his friend Kensuke and told him getting over there and for the love of God, bring his camera.
- Government Conspiracy: SEELE is supposedly an UN Committee created to oversee NERV. In reality they control pretty much everything.
- Grew a Spine: Shinji tries to be braver and more confident, especially after finding out that his lifes love is Supergirl.
- Guns Are Worthless: Reinforced. It is stated that not even Kryptonite bullets would harm Asuka because they are too fragile to survive the stress of being fired out of a fire weapon.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Asuka. Half-human, half-Kryptonian.
- Held Gaze: In chapter 12 when they come home back from their no-date, they lock stares several times as they talk, before nearly kissing.
- The Hero: Asuka. After discovering her powers she decides to use them to help people and earn a bit of extra praise. However she realizes before long her powers entail obligations and responsibilities, helping others actually feels good, and people actually expects a lot of her. She begins trying to live up to everybody's expectations, starting out the path to become a true hero.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Shinji is infatuated with Asuka.
- Heroic Build: Asuka develops one in this story, partially because her developing powers (super-strength, super-speed) altering her build and partially because her training.
- He's Back: After being Mind Raped by Arael Asuka thinks she is a worthless failure and a bratty girl who never deserved to have powers and decides to quit being a super-heroine. However, when the next Angel attacks, she dons her Supergirl costume again, joins the battle and blows Armisael up. After that, she decides that she will not give up again.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Asuka used to wear a mask of an irritating, ever-angry, unapproachable girl because she was afraid of people hurting her. Throughout the story and as her powers grow and her character develops her mask gradually falls apart, especially around Shinji.
- High-Altitude Battle: Asuka got one when she fought Brainiac's space-ship located at the stratosphere.
- High-School Sweethearts: Asuka and Shinji went to the same middle-school together. Shinji fell for Asuka because her passion and bravery and Asuka fell for Shinji for he was nice, caring and was always there for her. After a talk where Asuka told she needed someone she could rely upon and Shinji confessed, they got together.
- Hopeless Suitor: Asuka to Kaji. Gradually she realizes he never got over Misato before finding out that he was not as wonderful as she believed him to be.
- Hot-Blooded: Asuka was impulsive, prideful, short-tempered and hot-headed, but when she became Supergirl she realized she had to keep her emotions under control (or else bad things would happen) so that she mellowed down a bit.
- House Husband: Shinji takes care of all domestic chores in Katsuragi's residence. It bothers Asuka, who thinks he is too committed to play the house-husband role and they are taking advantage of it.Honestly, the boy took to the task of playing nursemaid with far more gusto than she felt a man should.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Asuka's powers start to manifest during the battle with the Sixth Angel. Some Hilarity Ensues during the next couple of chapters as Asuka tries to find out her capabilities.
- Humans Need Aliens: Asuka was conceived by donor sperm, and her biological father was Kal-El. She is half-kryptonian, and thanks to her alien heritage she gets inspired to become an heroine and saves the world over and again.
- Humongous Mecha: The Evas, giant cybernetic robots.Asuka pilots one to fight giant alien monsters. However the super-heroines of Tokyo-3 -including Asuka herself- are kind of rendering the Evas obsolete, and villains like Brainiac actually have technology can nullify their force fields. As the history progresses, Asuka has to choose between being a mecha pilot and a super-heroine.
- Hurting Hero: When she was a child Asuka's mother got crazy, stopped recognizing her daughter and hang herself together with the doll she thought was her daughter. Her husband never loved Asuka and after his wife's death he got married to his lover and refused taking care of Asuka. Asuka spent the next ten years training to be the best at everything, thinking would nobody give a damn about her otherwise. When she discovered she had incredible powers she got thrilled but soon she found out they were a burden. She had to fight criminals and super-powerful beings besides the giant alien monsters she was trained to beat, she was often hurt and even mind-raped, her family and friends were constantly targeted by crazies and loonies, and everybody looked up to her and expected her being a pinnacle of morality and heroism.
- I Have No Son!: An illusion masquerading as Superman tells Asuka this during the Mind Rape illusion.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Asuka is blue-eyed and initially is pretty cool and harsh.She was blond, and wore a red mask that looked identical to the one Power Girl wore, through which sky blue eyes peeked out at him.
- Ideal Hero: As she undergoes Character Development Asuka begins to truly try to live up to this lofty ideal.
- Imaginary Love Triangle: Misato and Kaji are dating. At the same time Shinji is in love with Asuka and completely oblivious to her loving him back. Misato misunderstands Shinji when he remarks he is in love with a girl and wrongly thinks Shinji has fallen for her. She spends several chapters trying to let him down gently every time he asks for relationship advice to win Asuka over. Misato's reaction when she finally finds out the truth is priceless.
- I Miss Mom: In a battle Asuka had to choose between rescuing a recording with the last remaining information about Krypton and saving another recording with her deceased mother's memories. She chose the latter because she misses Kyoko and those memories are more precious to her.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: As she told Shinji during a heart-to-heart talk in chapter 19, Asuka strove to be the best and boast about it because she was a lonely kid who thought no one would care about her unless she was the best.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Shinji is a blue-eyed, innocent, naïve boy."Maybe, maybe not," he said, his dark blue eyes meeting her brown ones.
- Interspecies Romance: Asuka is half-kryptonian half-human and Shinji is human. Shinji really liked her and Asuka gradually fell in love with him due to Shinji being always there for her. Finally in chapter 19 they got together.
- The Joy of First Flight: Asuka accidentally finds out she can fly when she jumps higher than she intended, crashes through a building, and doesn't come down. Her shock swiftly gives way to overwhelming joy, and she remains up in the clouds for a long time.And as if that wasn't shocking enough by itself, she was now floating in midair just outside the hole she'd made in the decrepit tower. Asuka looked down at the street far below, naked disbelief written all over her features. Part of mind dimly worried about people looking up her dress, even though she knew she was far too high up for anyone to see anything.
All of a sudden, her shock collapsed, and she again broke out into a broad smile. Throwing one arm up above her head, the Second Child suddenly took off, rocketing up into the sky.
"This is even better than the running!" she exclaimed as she broke through the cloud layer.
Once above the clouds, she allowed herself to hover for a few moments, just looking down at the world far below her and soaking in the unobstructed light of the sun. Asuka could feel that the air was cold up at this high elevation, but it didn't bother her in the slightest. Everything was silent save for the sound of the wind, giving her an almost profound feeling, as though she were in a cathedral or some other sacred place.
After a few moments, Asuka began to soar through the clouds again, and she remained up in the sky for a long, long time.
- The Kid with the Remote Control: Asuka was the only one could pilot Unit-02 because her mother's soul was locked inside and could synch with her. For a long time Asuka clung to that fact to convince herself she was special and unique and worth of something, and so boosting her very fragile self-esteem. Throughout the story, though, she gradually loses her capability to synch with her robot, and piloting gradually feels less important or special than being Supergirl.
- Kingpin in His Gym: A heroic version. Knowing that becoming stronger (even if she's holding back a lot) and the muscles she's developing because of her powers triggering will look suspicious otherwise, Asuka starts to spend a lot of time on NERV's gym, doing weights. Shinji starts to exercise alongside her for the company, and the results draw Asuka's eye during some downtime.
- Kryptonite Factor: Asuka discovered she was half-kryptonian at the same time she found out about her weakness towards kryptonite. Shortly after Gendo stole the piece of kryptonite and he threatened her with it several times.
- Last-Name Basis: Section Two Chief Chiron is only known by his family name. Nobody refers to him by his name.
- Last of His Kind: Asuka finds out she is half-Kryptonian since she was conceived by donor sperm, and her biological father was an alien from planet Krypton who died when his rocket crash-landed on Earth. She also finds out baby Kal-El wasn sent to Earth because his homeworld exploded. As the title says, she is the lone heir of Krypton.
- Leotard of Power: Asuka's uniform as Power Girl (little change from the 'canon' design is Asuka having a V-shaped cut which shows her cleavage instead of the classic "boob window"). As Supergirl she uses the Pre-New 52 "cheerleader" outfit, with plenty of Bare Your Midriff. Needless to say, both can be pretty Stripperiffic at times (and this is pointed out in the fic and the omake).
- Lighter and Softer: To canon. Asuka gets Kryptonian powers and starts out a super-heroine career. In the process she learns to be a better person, finds a cause to worth to fight for, hooks up with Shinji, and manages to avert some canon tragedies (such like Touji getting maimed or Rei blowing herself up)
- Living Emotional Crutch: Shinji became this to Asuka. He had always tried to help her when she had any trouble or was going through a hard time, and he could understand her better than anybody due to being a pilot ditched by his parents when he was a kid. In chapter 19 she asked him if he could be the one she could lean on and rely on.Asuka:"I think I can keep being the Supergirl that everybody believes in, the one that inspires people, but only if I have somebody I can show the real me to. Somebody I can talk to, and tell about the times when I was really tempted to do something cruel or selfish, without horrifying him, [...] You've seen the worst parts of me. You've seen me at my nastiest, and you've seen me as a broken mess. And you're still here, practically bending over backwards to help me through a rough time. Still caring about me. So, I'd like that person to be you, if you think you can stand it."
- Love Confession: In chapter 19, after going through a considerable emotional turmoil, Asuka tells Shinji about her inferiority complex driving her to try to stand out, how she became Supergirl, talks about her doubts and fears... and tells she would like him being her confidant, if he thinks he can stand it. Shinji answers of course he is willing to do that for her... and he would like be a lot more than a friend and confidant. Then he tells he likes her. They kisses and Asuka confesses she likes him in turn.
- Love Interest: Shinji and Asuka are each other's.
- Lovely Angels: Asuka and Rei piloted giant robots and fought giant alien monsters together... and in their secret identities of Supergirl and Wonder Girl -respectively- they fought some super-villains together, like the Parasite. It was in that battle in which they cooperated and fought back-to-back where Asuka gained a newfound respect by Wonder Girl.
- Love Triangle: Shinji liked Asuka who liked Kaji who liked Misato. To hilariously complicate things further, Misato thought for a while that Shinji had a crush on her. Anyway Asuka gradually fell for Shinji and stopped to have a crush on Kaji.
- Making Love in All the Wrong Places: In chapter 12's omake Misato catches Shinji and Asuka having sex on the kitchen floor. She screams them stopping but they are not listening.
- Male Gaze: The narration notes several times that Asukas costumes inevitably draw the eye to her bosom cause the boob window of the first outfit and the S emblem of the second.Her tight blue shirt made her not inconsiderable curves very apparent, and the yellow and red shield emblem with the "S" inside it on her chest only served to draw the eye to that area.
- Manipulative Bastard: Gendo tried to use his son's yearning for approval and Asuka's ego to use them as cannon fodder in the War. It didn't work quite right, though, because Asuka's powers gave her alternative means to validate her existence, and her growing confidence improved Shinji's self-esteem.
- Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex: Asuka and Shinji have this trouble, since she's Kryptonian and he's human.
- Meaningful Rename: When people stop calling Asuka Power Girl and start calling her Supergirl you know there's been a significant change in her character. Specifically, she has stopped using her powers to seek glory and she is using them to help people because it feels the right thing to do.
- Mecha Show: Even if the fic focuses on Asuka being a super-heroine the mechas and are still a primary plot element.
- The Men in Black: NERV's Section-2 agents look and play the part: they wear black suits and black sunglasses and act as agents or bodyguards. However they are completely useless (Asuka can easily slip her so-called security detail, and Shinji's bodyguards were unable to prevent his kidnapping) or downright evil (they often harass people or torture witnesses, and their chief is experienced in torturing people to get information).
- Mercy Kill: Done to Kaworu by Asuka at his request.
- Mind Rape: Happens like in canon, and completely smashes Asuka. Her worst nightmare becomes "true" as the Angel pulls an Inception and has her think that she broke out of the canon Mind Rape by going berserk and killing everybody she loves (and the Angel, and Wonder Girl) with her bare hands, plus an appearance by Superman to give her a rather scathing speech. Shinji also was affected, but turns out that what remained of his Extreme Doormat tendencies gave him some amount of resistance.
- Missing Mom: Asuka's mother dying when she was barely four is the main cause of her pain and her angry, bitter behaviour. Later she finds out Shinji's mother is dead, too.
- Moment Killer: Shinji and Asuka were alone in home and about to kiss for first time when Kaji ruined the moment by coming home dragging a drunk Misato, forcing both teenagers to move away each other hurriedly and pretend that nothing was happening.
- Mythology Gag:
- Negative Space Wedgie: When black-and-white-striped sphere-shaped Leliel invades Tokyo-3 Asuka nearly falls into its shadow (a Sea of Dirac), but she gets rescued by Shinji. To kill him the three Eva pilots surround it with their energy barriers while the army drops almost thousand nukes on it.
- Nice Guy: Shinji is the nicest guy in the story. In fact he is maybe the only nice guy in the cast. It is one of the reasons Asuka is drawn to him.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
- Bardiel inadvertently shields Supergirl from the kryptonite radiation coming from Unit 01's kryptonite reactor when Gendo engineers a slight radiation leak.
- Arael fixes a lot of things. Its Mind Rape and Breaking Speech make Asuka abandon the rest of her negative character traits and to truly try to become The Cape and Ideal Hero.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Asuka soon realizes she is unusually tougher.The huge hunk of what was now little more than scrap metal impacted the bottom of a tall stack of junked cars, which began to wobble dangerously. Recovering her balance, Asuka turned around just in time to see an avalanche of metal and glass come falling down upon her.
The cascade of ruined cars soundly buried the Second Child, but the onslaught wasn't quite done yet. The gas tank of every old vehicle that was sent to the dump was supposed to be drained before it was consigned to a place where it could be left to rust until it was sold for scrap or parts. However, the dump happened to employ a few rather lazy individuals who didn't care if gasoline leaked out of corroded tanks and contaminated the land, and who didn't believe anything would ever set off the combustible liquid.
A tiny spark from all metal scraping against metal formed and, by sheer misfortune, happened to drift into an open gas tank. An orange fireball leapt up with a great woomph! sound, billowing inky black smoke into the air, and several similar blasts followed, in a cascade effect as explosion begat explosion. In seconds, the fallen stack of cars was a great pile of twisted, burning metal.
For several seconds, said pile lay there, smoldering undisturbed and looking about as serene as such a thing could possibly look.
Then a car was thrown into the sky as Asuka burst out of the great mess, flying into the air to hover a few feet about the pile of burning cars.
"Holy " she breathed as she looked at the devastation she had emerged from, then looked down at her hands.
Despite the amount of punishment her too successful attempt at lifting the heaviest thing in the dump had put her through, there wasn't a scratch or a burn anywhere on her. She'd known she was tougher than normal humanscrashing through a building and not receiving the slightest injury had been enough to prove that to herbut this was beyond the pale. Having a pile of cars fall on top of her and then burst into flame hadn't even hurt in the slightest!
Hovering there, Asuka silently began to wonder if perhaps she could have survived if Shinji had never sent Unit One plunging into the molten lava of Mount Asuma.
- Non-Action Guy: Shinji has no relevant fighting skills or combat training, he is a tad meek and sometimes he needed to be rescued. In contrast his Love Interest is Asuka, an Ace Pilot has trained since she was four to pilot Humongous Mecha and fight alien monsters... and is Supergirl.
- Nosebleed: A geyser of blood erupted from Shinji's nose when he saw a scantily clad Asuka wearing a skimpy Supergirl costume:Shinji didn't reply. Instead, a geyser of red shot forth from his nose, and he promptly fainted due to the abrupt blood loss.
- No Social Skills: At the beginning Asuka is the most popular girl in her school, but in reality she is frightened of other people, so that she uses her anger as a shield to keep and drive everyone away. However she changes during her super-heroine tenure, becoming a little more sociable with a bit of Shinji's help.
- Oblivious to Love: Shinji fits in the "deep, deep denial" variety. Although he spends half story thinking of ways to ask Asuka out he has no idea that she is falling in love with him. Likewise, Asuka takes a long while until she notices Shinji likes her.
- Official Couple: Shinji and Asuka.
- Official Kiss: In chapter 19 Asuka talks Shinji about her doubts and fears and how she needs a friend whom she can talk, be honest with and show her real self. Shinji replies he would like being more than a friend. Asuka answers she likes him back and then they kiss.
- Oh, Crap!:
- Touji got this expression when his Lets blackmail Asuka plan went awry:"Look, does it really matter how I know?" Toji asked smugly. "The fact is that unless you want everyone to know who Power Girl is, you'll have to do exactly what I say."
"Which is?" she asked through clenched teeth.
Toji withdrew a very minimal white bikini from somewhere and held it up. "Tomorrow after school, you're going to put this on, along with your mask, cape, and that wig you wear. Then you're going to model while Kensuke takes pictures, and the two of us are going to become obscenely rich."
To the jock's surprise, Asuka's response was to grin. "What ?" he stammered.
"Oh, stooge, you don't know much I've been waiting for a good excuse to hurt you," she said happily, cracking her knuckles.
"Crap," Toji said.
- So did the leader of the Cult Asuka was fighting when she showed up to save Shinji from them, the leader tried to persuade Asuka to join them and then she realized she had only got Asuka even angrier.
- Touji got this expression when his Lets blackmail Asuka plan went awry:
- Old Flame: Misato and Kaji got back together during the War.
- One-Man Army: Asuka. If she is riding her giant robot there is no conventional man-made weapon capable to hit her or stop her and she can trash whole armies easily without having even one scratch. If she is not riding her giant robot, she is the most powerful and most dangerous human being in the planet. Not even nukes would damage her.
- Only One Name: Sato, right-hand of Section-2 chief and minor antagonist, only goes by that name. He has not a full name.
- Original Character: Minor antagonists Section Two Chief Chiron and his right-hand man, Sato.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Asuka's mother died when she was barely four and her father -who never loved her because she had been conceived by sperm donor- abandoned her straight after. Asuka grew up thinking she had to be the best at everything or nobody would ever care about her, and she strove to excel and become self-reliant, but she was a very lonely, scared child whom everyone regarded as a tool.
- Outside-Context Problem:
- Asuka, a. k. a. Supergirl, is this to both NERV and SEELE and their beloved "scenario": a girl with powers beyond their understanding that appeared out of nowhere, has no allegiance to them and is more than capable to single-handily destroy their giant alien adversaries and the Humongous Mecha used to fight them. Much Hilarity Ensues as they try to reign in a Villainous Breakdown and race to find some way to put them out of the way (without showing their hand to the other group).
- NERV was made to fight the Angels, not Superman villains. So what happens when Brainiac -a living, conniving humanoid super-computer that hails from a more technologically advanced alien civilization- comes along? They are completely helpless. His computers could hack into the Magi easily, his machines could nullify an A T Field, and his base was a space-ship that drifted out of NERV's reach. If Asuka had not stopped him, he would taken everything he wanted and left.
- Panty Shot: Happens to Asuka in an omake. Much to the continued good health of the poor bastard who gets a view while she was saving him from a burning building, Asuka doesn't kick into (superpowered) Pervert Revenge Mode.
- Parental Abandonment: Asuka's father never loved her and abandoned her right after her mother's death. Her mother's doctor theorizes the man was resentful of not being her biological father since Asuka she was conceived by donor sperm. After arriving to NERV Asuka also was abandoned by his father.
- Parental Substitute: When Asuka arrived to Japan she thought Misato was replacing Shinji with her, but to her surprise Misato took him and her in. Formerly her guardian had been Kaji.
- Patchwork Fic: The Superman aspects of the fic are taken from many different sources, including the comics, the DCAU, and the various live action films.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Asuka is Kryptonian and world's most powerful woman. She can very easily lift skyscrapers and level whole cities.
- Pitbull Dates Puppy: Asuka is fiery, hot-blooded, aggressive, hard-headed, impatient... and she is Supergirl. Shinji is a Non-Action Guy passive, quiet and meek. However, Shinji fell in love with Asuka precisely because he admired her strength, willpower, courage and determination, and Asuka fell in love with him precisely because he was gentle, caring and dependable.
- Police Are Useless: When the Section-2 agents (the security detail tasked with watching and protecting the pilots) are not busy with harassing, torturing or assassinating witnesses, they are highly incompetent. Asuka can very easily slip her bodyguards, even without her superpowers. And a terrorist group was capable of abducing Shinji despite of them.
- Posthumous Character: Baby Kal-El was dead fourteen years before the beginning of the story, but it is because him Asuka has powers and it is because him Asuka decides using them altruistically and in the latter chapters she wonders if her biological father would approve of her.
- Power Copying: Asuka and Rei fought the Parasite, a mutated human copied his victims' powers and stole their memories and energies by touching them.
- The Power of the Sun: Asuka's sun-empowered and able to lift skyscrapers or survive a conflagration.
- Power Parasite: Parasite, a mutated human stole their victims' powers and memories when he touched them, leaving them weakened and powerless. Since his power came with a time limit, he had to continuously drain a person's power to have it. So that he kidnapped Asuka and Rei, intending to keep them locked forever, serving him as an endless power supply, but they managed to find a way to fight him withouh touching him.
- Power Perversion Potential: When Asuka was still discovering her new powers her X-ray vision accidentally activated right when Shinji was changing clothes.
- Powers in the First Episode: In the first episode Asuka gains Super Strength, accidentally ripping off her giant robot's control yokes.
- Primary-Color Champion: Asukas pilot costume is red with orange and black parts. Her Power Girl costume is white with blue and red parts. Finally, her Supergirl costume is blue and red and is based on Supergirls current outfit:She was blond, and wore a red mask that looked identical to the one Power Girl wore, through which sky blue eyes peeked out at him. Her tight blue shirt made her not inconsiderable curves very apparent, and the yellow and red shield emblem with the "S" inside it on her chest only served to draw the eye to that area. The long sleeves disappeared into the red gloves she wore, but the shirt left her toned midriff bare. A red miniskirt was held up with a yellow belt, and soon yielded to a pair of lithe legs that, from Shinji's perspective, seemed to go on forever. A pair of scarlet boots completed the ensemble.
- Professional Killer: A squad of NERV agents specialises in "target removal" and take care of people who knows too much. His chief, Chiron tried to assassinate Kaji personally.
- The Promise: When Touji got designated as the newest pilot, Hikari asked Asuka protecting him. Asuka promised her best friend she would do so, and when Touji's giant robot got hijacked by a Robeast she fought to save him. When she managed to get him out of the cockpit alive, Asuka was relieved that she had fulfilled her promise.
- Psycho Supporter: Chiron is Gendo's subordinate and he's even more depraved, more blood-thirsty and pettier than his boss. Gendo is a Manipulative Bastard and an asshole, but he's pragmatic: he doesn't go out of his way to mess someone up and he may deem torture as necessary but not enjoyable. Chiron? Chiron enjoys it.
- Rage Against the Author:
- In the first chapters' omakes the author, assisted by Asuka, tells their alternate ideas to turn her into a super-heroine (before settling on Supergirl). Unfortunately their discarded ideas go from unfeasible to dumb, getting Asuka thoroughly embarassed until she gets fed up with it and chases him angrily.
- In another omake the author decides a Jimmy Olsen analogue is needed, and Kensuke is picked. When Kensuke realizes that being Jimmy Olsen is NOT something great, he glares at the author.
- Red Is Heroic: When she is acting as Humongous Mecha pilot, Asuka wears a red tight suit and red hair clips (and pilots a red robot). When she is acting as Supergirl she wears red cloak and boots and a red S-shield on her chest.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni:
- Asuka was the Red Oni -passionate and temperamental- and Shinji the Blue Oni -meek and quiet-. Actually, Asuka liked Shinji -among other reasons- because he knew how to listen.
- When Asuka and Rei hang together and fight together, Rei -quiet and passive- is the Blue Oni.
- Replacement Scrappy: After Arael Asuka begins to see herself as this In-Universe to the dead Kal-El, thinking that he is far more deserving of their powers.
- The Reveal Prompts Romance: When Asuka finally came clean to Shinji about being Supergirl she said she would like that he was her confidant. He replied he would also like to be more than a friend because he likes her. Asuka admitted she liked him back and they kissed.
- Right in Front of Me: Shinji does this every time he talks about Power Girl or Supergirl in front of Asuka.
- Roaring Rampage of Rescue: When Shinji was kidnapped by a terrorist organization, Asuka went very, very mad. She searched, found and stormed into their headquarters, trashed everybody in there and pummelled the leader for daring to hurt and badmouth Shinji.
- Robeast: The Angels from canon -humongous Eldritch Abominations-. Unlike than in canon, though, Asuka can fight them without her Humongous Mecha thanks to her Kryptonian powers.
- Running Gag: Shinji is the Butt-Monkey in the omakes, often being placed in highly embarassing situations where he seems a pervert.
- Second Super-Identity: Asuka created her Power Girl identity when se became a super-heroine for first time. Later she decided she had to become a different and better kind of heroine, so the she made a new costume and took a second secret identity as Supergirl.
- Secret Identity: Asuka's is Power Girl and later Supergirl. Rei's is Wonder Girl. It is confirmed there are more superwomen, but Asuka never meets them and their identities are never mentioned.
- Secret Keeper: Emil Hamilton to Asuka. Also Kaji. And now Shinji.
- Asuka reveals her identity to Hikari.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: During the Parasite arc both Rei Ayanami and Misato Katsuragi figured out Asuka was Supergirl. Misato because the Parasite barged into his apartment demanding to know where Asuka was and later he was defeated and fought by Supergirl. And Rei because she fought the Parasite alongside Supergirl and did not miss how familiar was her face.
- She's Got Legs: When Shinji saw Asuka's Supergirl costume for first time he noticed it showed off her gorgeous, muscled, long legs:A red miniskirt was held up with a yellow belt, and soon yielded to a pair of lithe legs that, from Shinji's perspective, seemed to go on forever. A pair of scarlet boots completed the ensemble.
- Ship Tease: There was considerable teasing between Shinji and Asuka since the beginning until they got together, floating and kissing in the night sky.
- Shooting Superman: It works about as well as you'd expect.
- In chapter 8:Surprised, he let out a small cry and reflexively pulled the trigger. The noise was deafening inside the cramped alleyway.
Kiku released a small shriek, the already terrified girl unable to keep herself from keeping quiet as the frightening sound filled her ears.
For just a moment, one horrible, heart-pounding moment, the sixteen-year-old girl somehow managed to forget everything she knew about Power Girl, and she believed that the superwoman would die for trying to help her.
From her position behind Power Girl, Kiku didn't see the slug that erupted from the barrel of the mugger's weapon strike the Girl of Steel right between the eyes. She didn't see the bullet crumple up upon impact like an empty soda can, and she didn't see how the force of that impact failed to so much as blanch Power Girl's skin.
But when the bullet fell to the ground, landing with the distinctive tink! of metal hitting pavement, Kiku's shoulders slumped in relief.
Unsurprisingly, the mugger was feeling anything but relief at the moment. He released a sort of strangled cry of surprise and terror. Then, acting out of sheer desperation, he reversed his grip on his weapon, grabbing the barrel, and struck the blond superwoman in the head as hard as he could with the butt of his pistol.
There was a loud thump that made Kiku wince, but Power Girl's only response was to sigh in annoyance. The thug moved to hit her again, but the blond superwoman reached out, her movements inhumanly quick, and almost casually wrenched the weapon from his grasp. Then she squeezed down on it, the metal contorting in her gloved hand like it was no firmer than wet clay, leaving the gun quite worthless.
"Honestly, why do you people do that?" she demanded of the mugger, exasperation coloring her voice. "You must be the tenth loser to try that. Do really think pistol whipping me is going to do anything when the bullets bounce off?"
- In chapter 14 Asuka melts with her heat vision because she is tired of idiots checking she is bulletproof:Not that she gave him the chance; it was a lot easier for her to hit the weapon with a blast of her heat vision, and she was tired of seeing the shocked expressions on idiots' faces as they realized she really was bulletproof.
- Subverted in chapter 15. A guy shoots once and gives up when he sees Asuka has caught the bullet with her teeth. Asuka praises his intelligence:Supergirl approached Nobu, picking up the gun from the floor. "You know," she began, as she absently crumpled the weapon into a ball as easily as he could've done the same to the newspaper she'd been holding a minute ago, "you're the first person who surrendered to me so quickly."
"I am?" he asked, surprised. Did regular people actually try to fight the Girl of Steel?
"Oh, yeah," she replied. "Usually when the bullets don't work, most crooks try pistol whipping me, believe it or not. You're much smarter than they are, obviously."
** Chapter 18 gives a different version: a thief is trying to cut Asuka over and again despite of doing nothing to Asuka (other than annoying her):"You do know that the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, right?" Supergirl asked.
The would-be thief that the Girl of Steel had caught trying to mug a young woman in the middle of the night ignored her and continued trying to stab and slash her with the short but wickedly sharp knife he held.
This was going about as well as could be expected.
- In chapter 8:
- Silliness Switch: Many of the post-chapter omake are nuts, anything from retelling a scene in a more silly fashion to Asuka and other characters interacting with the author and complaining about him.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Asuka states some of her reasons to like Shinji in chapter 19:"That person you call scum is worth a thousand of you and a hundred of me! [...] He's fought to protect everyone, all without any kind of super powers, even though he never wanted to! [...] And unlike some people, he doesn't hide behind anger, or a mask, or false bravado! [...] When he does come out of his shell talk to you, you know the person you're dealing with is really him!"
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Rei's Wonder Girl costume lacks sleeves, and she only wears bracers on her arms.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: The Eva setting is dark. So what happens when you throw elements of the Superman canon in the mix? A character was a Broken Bird and a Child Soldier and whose Abusive Parents had broken her and turned into a terrified, lonely, fragile, angry little child that drove people away to not be hurt again and thought she was worthless unless she was the best at everything gained super-powers, learnt to be a real heroine and better person and set to make her world a better place.
- Soft Glass: At one point, a Seele commando smoothly breaks a car window and knocks out the driver with the butt of a rifle in one stroke.
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Asuka tries to pretend she is tough, angry and bold so that nobody notices she is hurting inside and has many troubles, especially after Araels Mind Rape.
- The Stations of the Canon: The story follows canon faithfully, but changing several key details.
- Stripperiffic: Both of her superhero outfits. Played for Laughs in an omake where Asuka has a Catapult Nightmare concerning wearing a Supergirl outfit that can only be described as a very tiny bikini (It Makes Sense in Context).
- Superheroes Wear Capes: Asuka's Power Girl and Supergirl costumes include a cape. She invokes the trope because when she decided to become a super-heroine she automatically thought she needed to wear a cape.
- Superheroes Wear Tights: Rei's Wonder Girl costume has tights (a Leotard Of Power).
- Super Hero Origin: This story details how Asuka finds out about her powers and heritage and becomes Supergirl.
- Superhero Paradox: Asuka started out her super-heroine career fighting robbers and thugs. Shortly after she was fighting terrorists and super-villains as Brainiac or the Parasite. Then Apokolips' New Gods and the time-travelling Legion of Superheroes came along. And THEN she started using her super-powers to fight giant alien monsters and Eldritch Abominations.
- Superhero Prevalence Stages: The setting falls between the Early and the Middle Stages: there're few super-heroes and they operate exclusively in Tokyo-3. There're no super-hero teams, and the two only named heroes -Supergirl and Wonder Girl- have only teamed-up once or twice. However, they're moving from beating thugs and crooks to fight alien gods and mythological creatures.
- Superpowerful Genetics: It kicks off the entire plot. Long story short, baby Kal-El dies when his rocket crash-lands on Earth, and his DNA is used to fertilize one of the Kyoko's eggs when she got an in vitro fertilization. When Asuka was a teenager she started to develop kryptonian powers.
- Superpower Lottery: Asuka has the Kryptonian full pack: she's a massively high-powered Flying Brick with super-senses, Eye Beams and two kinds of Breath Weapon. There're some few other super-humans in the setting, but no one of them has so many powers.
- Super Strength: Asuka is inhumanly strong. People were aware of this since she started out her hero career, but they never suspected that she could lift a skyscraper.Then the building on the screen moved, trembling like it was caught in a mild earthquake. Which wouldn't have been hard to believeJapan often experienced seismic activity, after allexcept it was the only building to move like that.
She and the rest of the staff on the command center watched silently as the building trembled again, then began to rise up into the air. Bits of it fell off and struck the ground as it ascended, but an impressive amount of it remained intact. It had been designed to move after all, just not quite like this.
"No way," Makoto breathed. "Can it really be her?"
The faux skyscraper went higher and higher, slowly rising above all the other buildings in the area around it. As the dust and debris that had fallen from the structure as it had been brought upwards dispersed, one of the cameras NERV had around the city finally managed to capture the image. A blue and red blur was buzzing around the bottom of the structure, too quickly to ever see clearly.
Not that there was any real question as to what it was, of course.
"What in the world ?" Misato muttered.
"The structure's not designed to have all of its weight resting on one spot," Aoba spoke up, sounding dazed. "It would collapse. She must be moving from place to place on the building, pushing it up and doing it at such extreme speed it's like she's supporting its entire base."
"I know Supergirl is fast and strong," Maya said quietly. "But this ?"
- Suspiciously Specific Denial:
- In chapter 7's omake Shinji catches Asuka playing with dolls:Asuka:"What did you see?!"
Shinji:"Nothing! [...] I didn't see you playing with your dolls!"
- In chapter 11 Asuka thinks it is disgusting as Misato is taking advantage of Shinji's caring nature to get him taking care of her. She is angry because it and definitely not because Shinji is paying a lot of attention to Misato:Not that he minds, Asuka thought dourly. Honestly, the boy took to the task of playing nursemaid with far more gusto than she felt a man should. It was almost sickening how Misato was taking advantage of Shinji's caring nature while she was ill. Asuka wasn't the least bit jealous of attention he had been lavishing on Misato.
- In chapter 7's omake Shinji catches Asuka playing with dolls:
- Sweat Drop: Asuka does this in one of the omakes when the author reveals his discarded ideas:Asuka's sweat drop grew larger.
- Talking in Bed: In chapter 19, while they are resting on her bed, Shinji and Asuka talk about the latter's mental state after her battle against Arael.
- Technologically Advanced Foe: NERV was made to fight the Angels, not Superman villains. So what happens when Brainiac -a living, conniving humanoid super-computer that hails from a more technologically advanced alien civilization- comes along? They are completely helpless. His computers could hack into the Magi easily, his machines could nullify an A T Field, and his base was a space-ship that drifted out of NERV's reach. If Asuka had not stopped him, he would taken everything he wanted and left.
- Tempting Fate: During a power outage, Bridge Bunny Makoto has this to say:Makoto: "And I thought it couldn't get any worse than having to pick up Misato's dry cleaning for her. Honestly, could this day possibly get any worse?"
- 10-Minute Retirement: After being mind-raped by Arael, Asuka quit super-heroing because she was convinced that she was an unworthy, stupid child playing hero. However she became Supergirl again to save Rei from Armisael.
- These Hands Have Killed: Asuka was feeling awful with herself after getting forced to mercy-killing Kaworu.
- They Do: In chapter 19 Asuka opened up to Shinji and came clean about her Secret Identity. At the same time, Shinji confessed he liked her. In reaction, Asuka kissed him.
- They Would Cut You Up: Asuka kept quiet about her powers because she was afraid of losing her piloting job and getting poked and prodded.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted. Asuka holds back when facing common criminals, but when going up against the Angels or a supervillain like Brainiac or Parasite she shows no compunctions about killing.
- Three-Way Sex: In chapter 13's Omake Misato and Asuka are fighting over Shinji. When it is evident Asuka has the upper hand, Misato talks her into "sharing" him, hinting she knows "things" and she can teach them both. Asuka agrees, and she is about to kiss Shinji... when Pen Pen wakes him up from his dream. Shinji was NOT amused.
- Took a Level in Badass: Asuka trained her whole life to become a fighter and Humongous Mecha pilot. Then she developed strange powers and found out about her Kryptonian heritage. She went from beating giant aliens with her Humongous Mecha to rip them apart with her bare fists.
- Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Developing powers and becoming a super-heroine made Asuka a happier, more cheerful and more positive person who did not need to pilot a giant robot to feel her life was not worthless.
- Took a Level in Idealism: When she became Supergirl Asuka realized everyone expected her being a beacon of integrity, morality and courage. As she tried to live up to that ideal, Asuka gradually became more optimistic and less negative and bitter.
- Took a Level in Kindness: This is in fact a plot point: When Asuka finds out about her powers and realizes what they entail, she strives to become a better, kinder person and be worthy of them.
- Trespassing to Talk: In chapter 8's omake Asuka walks into her apartment and finds Touji, unwelcome and uninvited, waiting for her in the kitchen to blackmail her.
- Triple Shifter: Asuka is a thirteen-years-old kid goes to school, pilots mechas and at the night dons her super-hero costume and saves people.
- Tsundere: Asuka. Since she was a kid she fabricated a mask of a tough, self-reliant girl did not need anybody so nobody realized she was very vulnerable deep-down and hurt her. However, when she rooms with Shinji she starts trusting him and showing him her softer, nicer side gradually.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: Between Shinji and Asuka since they met in an aircraft carrier. Asuka was in very deep denial for a long while, whereas Shinji figured out his feelings after a while but he tried to find the right timing to ask her out (unfortunately other people kept ruining his attempts).
- Villain with Good Publicity: Officially Gendo leads NERV, an organization created to save the world from the Angels. Unofficially his goal is committing worldwide genocide.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Hurting Shinji is not merely idiotic. It is downright suicidal. His girlfriend is a hot-tempered fiery red-head with Kryptonian powers. Usually Asuka holds back, but threatens Shinji and you will find out how funny is being punched by someone strong enough to lift a mountain. A cult's leader certailny found out; alas, he did not deem the experience funny.
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Asuka is an excellent mecha fighter and an overpowered super-hero. She can handle herself efficiently when she has to fight criminals, aliens or monsters. However she has absolutely NO social skills and she's massively frightened of other people.
- Wham Episode: Several.
- Brainiac attacking and her finding out about Krypton.
- Going to meet Emil Hamilton and seeing Jor-El's message (and, oh yeah, Nerv kidnapping him for information on Power Girl).
- Being attacked by Kalibak from the future and helped by the Legion of Super-Heroes, given an incentive by one of her descendants to become a better superheroine (although the Legion makes her forget the details).
- Parasite absorbing her powers and her destroying her Power Girl outfit in the ensuing 10-Minute Retirement (the Supergirl outfit is too tough for her to destroy without powers), then teaming up with Wonder Girl on the second round and gaining more respect for the Amazon.
- The near-loss of Unit-02 to the Dirac Sea almost forcing her to abandon it so she could be Supergirl constantly.
- Nerv obtaining kryptonite and using it to power the Evangelions...
- Asuka's canonical Mind Rape still happened, only that now Shinji got (mildly) affected... and oh, yeah, Gendo now has information from the Dead Sea Scrolls concerning the existence of the Anti-Life Equation
- Asuka has quit being an Evangelion pilot for good, and was going to quit being Supergirl except that The Light Of The Divine decided to kidnap Shinji, putting the snowball that would have her getting back on the Supergirl saddle for good rolling.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Unintentionally given by Jor-El's recording to Asuka. Superman, of all people, gives her a much more brutal and direct one during her Mind Rape illusion, which completely breaks her.
- What If?: In several omakes the author described several alternate scenarios where Asuka became The Spectre, Raven, Etrigan, a Red Lantern...
- When She Smiles:
Then, to his considerable surprise, she smiled at him, something she hadn't done since before the last Angel battle. Shinji felt his heartbeat accelerating as he looked at her.
- When Shinji smiles he makes Asuka's heart race.
- In chapter 16 Asuka beams at Shinji, and he feels his heartbeat speeding up:
- Wolverine Publicity: Power Girl/Supergirl Asuka has done 4 guest appearances in other Superwomen of Eva stories and, more than any other superwoman. And she's been mentioned in several more SOE stories.
- World's Strongest Man: Being half-Kryptonian, Asuka is the world's strongest woman. Even though there're other super-heroines around, neither of them is so strong, not even Wonder Girl. During a battle, Asuka proves how unbelievably stronger she is when she lifts a whole skyscraper.
- X-Ray Vision: Asuka has X-ray vision due to being half-Kryptonian. She discovers this power when she accidentally looks through several walls... and sees Shinji half-naked. Cue blushing.
- You Didn't See That: In chapter seventh chapter's omake Shinji catches Asuka playing with dolls. She asks what did he see and he screams he did not see her playing with her dolls:Asuka: "What did you see?!"
Shinji: "Nothing! [...] I didn't see you playing with your dolls!"
Asuka:"Then I became Power Girl and Supergirl after that. I enjoy being a superwoman a lot; it's great to be able to help people. But at some point I realized that everyone expected me to be this moral paragon. In fact, everybody thought I just naturally was one, and if I ever showed them otherwise, tons of people would be disappointed. [...] I was trying to be perfect all the time, and it was exhausting, [...] Even without the Fifteenth Angel, I think it might have eventually shattered me. Just driven me crazy or something."
Asuka:"I picked being Supergirl over being an EVA pilot, [...] I'm sorry that I'll probably never use Unit Two again, but I'm glad that I finally made the decision, and I can definitely accept it. But the part where I have to constantly be this perfect symbol of justice and morality I don't want to disappoint any of the people who look up to Supergirl, but that's a really tall order."
Shinji:"Of course, [...] It would be for anybody."
Asuka:"I think I can keep being the Supergirl that everybody believes in, the one that inspires people, but only if I have somebody I can show the real me to. Somebody I can talk to, and tell about the times when I was really tempted to do something cruel or selfish, without horrifying him, [...] You've seen the worst parts of me. You've seen me at my nastiest, and you've seen me as a broken mess. And you're still here, practically bending over backwards to help me through a rough time. Still caring about me. So, I'd like that person to be you, if you think you can stand it."