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"Though the world may mock Shinji ikari, the timid teenager… it will soon marvel at the awesome might of Spider-Man!"

Shinji Ikari: The Amazing Spider-Man by GainaxVel3o is a crossover between Neon Genesis Evangelion and Spider-Man. It follows Shinji Ikari's life from before and after arriving in Tokyo-3 after being bitten by a radioactive spider.


Spoilers for the Kokoro Arc (Chapter 1-13) will be unmarked. You Have Been Warned!

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Shinji Ikari: The Amazing Spider-Man provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parent:
    • Tachiageru Yamagishi talks about Mayumi like she's a thing than a person. He even allowed his daughter to die. Makes sense given he's the Holy Goblin.
    • Gendo obviously is aloof around Shinji, and so far has made no effort to bond with him.
    • Naoko Akagi gives her daughter a scathing "Reason You Suck" Speech, started off with her admitting she never even wanted to marry or have kids. This results in her crying when alone.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Kaworu joins Asuka in Tokyo-3 at the same time as her.
  • Adaptational Name Change: Minor spelling change. Martin Li is instead Martin Lee.
  • Adaptational Origin Connection: The origins of Spidey's powers once again is shared with several of his foes here they are the result of HERZ & SEELE experimenting with Angel DNA.
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  • Adaptational Superpower Change: The Scorpion is an organic monster instead of a man in a suit like in most continuities.
  • All for Nothing: Chapter 31 starts with Gendo in a cell, and realizes that Yui has played him for a fool, and all he had left was Shinji, whom he absolutely destroyed his relationship with.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Professor Inumaru lost his leg during Second Impact.
  • Antihero Substitute: She-Venom touts herself as one to Spider-Man, but Shinji thinks she could go about it without the cruelty she displays.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Shinji gives on to his father when they visit the grave together. Gendo admits that there is no body to bury, but that it's important to keep memories close. This gets Shinji angry since he refuses to let him know what his mother looks like.
    Shinji: Why won't you share those memories with me?
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  • Ax-Crazy: Several of Spider-Man's enemies: Like Vulture, Doctor Octopus, and Holy Goblin.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The SHOCKER gauntlets are indeed impressive, but there are several flaws, such as the price to make them.
  • Bad Future: Leliel shows Shinji a future where an older Spider-Man is shot down in the Kokoro graveyard by Misato and the police. According to the Angel, Misato found out that Shinji was Spider-Man at the worst possible time and never forgave him for it. It's indicated she sold out to Alchemex for revenge.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Yashida doesn't like people snooping around in his personal things. He killed a nosy guard who saw a picture of him and his brother when they were kids.
    • Naoko Akagi doesn't like to be called an Old Hag.
    • When Naoko speaks poorly of Mayumi after her death, Shinji took major offense to this.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Downplayed with Tsuyoshi Kotei, the Flash Thompson Expy. To most people he's a widely popular student, to Shinji he's a rival and bully.
  • Blatant Lies: Shinji can tell that his father's lying about him being selected to pilot the Eva a week ago when he was already called the Third Child months ago by Yamagishi.
  • Boxed Crook: Naoko is forced back into NERV's service after her rampage as Doc Ock. Not that she seems to care...
  • Butt-Monkey: Shinji Ikari is Spider-Man. Of course, he's going to be this.
  • Calling the Old Man Out:
    • Shinji calls out his teacher for how distant he is. The man listens to him and truly bonds with him. Needless to say the man becomes an Uncle Ben Expy and dies.
    • Shinji gives a more classic one to his father after Gendo insists he has no right to know about his mother.
    Shinji: The hell is that supposed to mean?! Of course I deserve to know! Do you really think you're the only one who loved her?! I grew up not remembering a thing about my own mother while you disappeared into your work! Why are you like this? What did I do to deserve being treated like trash?!
  • The Cameo: J. Jonah Jameson makes a few unnamed appearance calling Spider-Man a menace.
  • Cloning Blues: In chapter 17, Shinji is lead by Doctor Octopus to go to Terminal Dogma, where he sees the multiple Rei clones. They unsettle him.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Shinji as Spider-Man naturally.
  • Composite Character:
    • Shinji becomes Spider-Man, and Naoko Akagi becomes Doctor Octopus.
    • Kiyoshi Amachi as the Vulture takes on a criminal background from Black Drago, and I Am a Humanitarian tendencies from the Red Vulture.
    • Mayumi is Harry Osborn meets Gwen Stacy meets Rei Ayanami.
    • Ryoji Kaji is the Chameleon.
    • Professor Inumaru takes inspiration from both Curt Connors/The Lizard and Miles Warren/The Jackel.
    • Tsuyoshi Kotei is an Expy of Flash Thompson with the Scorpion.
    • Maria Vincennes is implied to be Black Cat.
    • Given the similar abilities, Bardiel is Venom...With Touji as the first host. And Asuka becomes She-Venom. Than Shinji himself gets possessed turning going full classic Venom.
    • Asuka is a major case of this. She has the codename of Scarlet Spider, the power set of Miles Morales: Spider-Man, the costume of the Marvel Mangaverse Spider-Woman, and a character arc similar to the Webb-Verse Spider-Man while also having been She-Venom.
    • Mana Kirishima is composited with Mary Jane Watson.
  • The Conspiracy: When Shinji finds out Professor Inumaru was working with someone on the spider, he asks who they are. It's HERZ and SEELE.
    Professor Inumaru: I can't tell you.
  • Creative Sterility: Kaworu feels Shinji is doing this as Spider-Man, pointing out his motives are not his own, and beliefs based on what the dead thought. Shinji later admits he has a point but later admits he wants to still do it to help people. Kaworu accepts his answer.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: According to Shinji, the genius it took for Kitagawa Moya/Mysterio to construct his suit is incredible, and asks him why he became a villain instead of using that intelligence for anything else. Moya answers that he was hoping to get attention and publicity.
  • Death by Adaptation: Chapter 28 has the American Branch of NERV wiped out, including Mari Makinami and the Richards family. Though it's implied they might be coming back.
  • Deconstruction: Of Yui Ikari. Most fanfics tend to portray her as a sort of Big Good, whereas this work argues that her hands aren't clean either. While initially seeming to be well-meaning and kind, Shinji swiftly discovers that his mother is a manipulative, abusive Narcissist obsessed with using Evangelion as a monument to her legacy. She's also envious of Shinji's powers and achievements, attempting a Grand Theft Me to replace him.
  • Designer Baby: Tachiageru Yamagishi reveals to Shinji that he wanted a child, but found no woman he could really connect with, so he had Mayumi designed with women "He never bothered knowing the name of." Hearing this said so casually disturbs both Shinji and Mayumi. Turns out the mother is an Angel.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: During Chapter 13' stinger Shinji is listening to his SDAT to pass time and decides to listen to Track 1. It happens to be Cruel Angel's Thesis, Evangelion's OP Considering he is listening to it while on the train to Tokyo-3, this counts as Foreshadowing.
  • Disappointed by the Motive: Shinji is livid with the Rhino who did the terrible things because he wanted to be a "big shot." He's just as disgusted when he discovers the same is also Yui's motive.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Mayumi throwing a cup at him made the Vulture livid.
    Vulture: You worm... I'll BITE YOUR FACE OFF AND EAT YOUR CORPSE FOR THAT!
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: After Naoko was made into a Boxed Crook, she shows Shinji the scars she got on her back thanks to SEELE. When Shinji shows concern, she tells him this.
  • Doomed Hometown: Shinji's home city of Kokoro thanks to the Holy Goblin. Many of the refugees end up in Tokyo-3 right on time for the Angels to start attacking
  • Double Standard: Bardiel infected Asuka starts spouting this line of thinking, yet is hypocritical about it when it's pointed out, especially by Spider-Man.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Yashida loves his brother dearly. When he learns he was murdered, he becomes the Silver Samurai.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Yamagishi does not hide his disdain for Instrumentality.
      Yamagishi: The old men disgust me...They think they have God's creatures under control. That the scenario they constructed will lead them to Heaven. What foolish piece of work man is...They do not understand.
      (...)
      Yamagishi: Ruined? I gave them purpose! You were but a weak willed child before the spider made you who you are! My daughter wouldn't even exist without me! Amid the sands of time and fate all people's lives are without meaning! SEELE understands that mankind is at an evolutionary dead end. It is the reason behind their scenario! But the old men made a crucial mistake...They believe Instrumentality will lead to the ultimate salvation of mankind...But they were WRONG! Mankind disrupted the cycle of life by stabbing Adam with the Lance of Longinus. The end of humanity is coming, and the Angels will see to it's destruction. SEELE dare plan to encase themselves in immortal bodies so they could control the destiny of the world through instrumentality...But they will fall all the same!
    • Naoko may be the most dangerous villain of Shinji's Rogues Gallery, but she's certainly no pedophile.
      Naoko: I'm not that kind of monster.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Anyone who meets the Vulture is greatly disturbed by his I Am a Humanitarian tendencies.
    • Marie Vincennes may not like Asuka, but even she admits Asuka didn't deserve to be Mind Rape.
  • Evil Is Petty: Gendo Ikari starts dripping into this throughout the story, culminating in Chapter 26, where he bars Shinji from seeing an injured Rei for being "Unstable" after tackling him the previous chapter.
  • Expy: Quite a few Original Characters were designed to invoke Spider-Man characters.
  • Foil: Yamagishi is Gendo Ikari, but WAY worse. For example, while Gendo may be distant, it's clear that he cares for Shinji (In his own, messed up way). Yamagishi didn't give a damn about his daughter.
  • For Want of a Nail: Naoko releases a computer virus that makes sure that Jet Alone will not be working until well after the Angels are the dead.
  • Frame-Up: Chameleon does this to both Maya Ibuki (making her look like she stole Adam), and Spider-Man (making it look like he murdered Kaji, Who is the Chameleon). He's more successful with the second.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: The Central Theme of the third arc seems to be that while the characters' past can justify their present actions somewhat, they need to act more mature. An example is Maria confronting Bardiel possessed Asuka, or Maya deciding to forgive Ritsuko for her actions.
  • Fusion Fic: In this story Shinji becomes Spider-Man, a few OC's become his rogues, and Naoko Akagi becomes Doctor Octopus.
  • Genre Savvy: Doctor Octopus points out that Professor Inumaru taking the Spider to the school he teaches at was a negligible decision at best. So for whatever reason it was there, it was not there for professional reasons.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: SEELE is this given their plans. Post-Kokoro Arc, there's a mysterious villain who released the Scorpion on Tokyo-3.
  • Guile Hero: True to Spider-Man standards, Shinji proves capable of tricking his opponents with jokes and quips.
  • Guilt Complex: After Yamashiro's death Shinji starts blaming himself for every little thing.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Mayumi is a human/angel hybrid not unlike Rei and Kaworu. However, she's biologically unstable.
  • He Knows Too Much: The reason why The Conspiracy wants to get rid of Naoko Akagi.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Spider-Man. Period.
  • Hypocrite: Shinji feels this way about his father. Gendo Ikari is dedicated to remembering the late Yui, but refused to even let his son even see a picture of her.
  • I Am a Humanitarian: The Vulture's been eating people since he was 7 years old.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: This naturally comes up given it has to do with Spider-Man. Sadly, nobody could've predicted Mayumi.
  • I Told You So: In Chapter 25, Kaworu says this about Spider-Man.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: The Rhino just wants to be a big shot.
  • It's All About Me: When Shinji found out Mayumi was meant to spy on him for her father, he gave her the cold shoulder. Kotei confronts him and points out to him that doing this is really selfish.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • Kotei may be a punk to Shinji, but he does get a few Pet the Dog moments notably when he helps Mayumi.
    • Professor Inumaru may be against Shinji being Spider-Man, but that doesn't mean he won't help him.
  • Karmic Death: Yamagishi, as the Holy Goblin, gets killed by his own statue of David and Goliath, by Shinji and his daughter. But then again, this is a Goblin we're talking about.
  • Large Ham: THE RHINO SPEAKS IN ALL CAPS AND BOLD!
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Misato did not know Yamashiro died three months before she met Shinji, let alone that Shinji lived in Kokoro. This understandably disturbs her.
  • Meta Guy: As usual, Kaworu remembers the original series, and despite his misgivings of Spider-Man, he's happy Shinji is better at peace now.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Doctor Octopous, natch.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Doctor Octopus' life philosophy.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Shinji isn't the first Spider to pilot mecha
    • Shinji has organic webbing as in Spider-Man Trilogy. Asuka builds a set of artificial webshooters like the comic versions that Shinji uses at one point.
    • The scene where Spider-Man battles Doctor Octopus on a train is taken straight from Spider-Man 2
    • Kenichiro Yashida references how his sister Mariko left Japan with a Canadian.. Becomes Foreshadowing when Logan shows up in chapter 33.
    • Yamashiro's deceased wife was named Mei
    • The alternate futures Leliel shows Shinji are based on the future seen in Amazing Spider Man #500 and the Marvel Comics 2 setting with Shinji's daughter as Spider-Girl.
    • Chapter 33 is titled Sins Past.
    • Among the names suggested for Asuka after she gets Spider-Powers from Shinji blood transfusion are Spider-Girl, Archne, Silk, and Spider-Woman with Asuka taking the Scarlet Spider codename.
    • Marie mocks Bardiel's voice as being like a British guy's bad imitation of an American.
    • Shinji's Venomized self is based directly on the classic hulking Venom design.
    • Asuka saves a little girl from a car hanging from a bridge in a scene taken from The Amazing Spider-Man
    • Asuka's final hero costume is based on the Marvel Mangaverse 's version of Mary-Jane Watson/Spider-Woman.
    • Rei dons Ben Reily's classic Scarlet Spider outfit for the fight with Amshiel in th mindscape.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Takuji Yamashiro is the name of Shinji's guardian in this fic.
  • Nerves of Steel: After a moment of surprise, Shinji activates Unit 01's Self-Destruct Mechanism and unblinkingly threatens Gendo with a Taking You with Me against Bardiel unless he deactivates the Dummy Plug.
  • Never My Fault: Moya Kitagawa, Mysterio, goes into this realizing that he might be wanted for terrorism due to his first fight with Spider-Man.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: After his fight with Venom/Bardiel, Shinji is disciplined by his father, who notes that it's the first time he's actually acknowledged him as his son, and figures out that he's just as insecure as he is since he's made no effort to be with Shinji in the past. So he leaves and tells his father he's not scared of him anymore.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: Chapter 13 ends with Kokoro so throughly wrecked that people just outright abandon it. Kotei is missing, Mayumi is dead, every OC is a supervillain who will die or go insane at some point...Oh, and Shinji gets a letter from his father.
    Gendo Ikari: COME.
  • Not So Similar: The Rhino tries to say that Spider-Man put on a costume to be a big shot like him. But it's obvious the reasoning is different, and he socks him for it.
  • Oh, Crap!!: Shinji is not happy to run into Naoko Akagi again inside NERV HQ
    • When Kotei crushes Rei under a sign, he swiftly finds out that Shinji had been holding back in their fight, eventually resorting to begging him to stop as he was beaten to near death.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Naoko Akagi/Doctor Octopus makes it clear to Shinji that only she will be the one to kill him.
  • Parental Abandonment: In chapter 17, Shinji explains to Rei why he cannot truly respect his father.
    Shinji: Ayanami, I don't really know my father. I haven't seen him in years, even the few times we met there was hardly a conversation. As far as I know he left me for his job and never attempted to reach out in the years since. Except for one letter. One. What did it say? Come. Not an apology, no explanation, not even a freaking post card. Like I was some kind of gopher at his beck and call. As a commander, he seems to do an okay job at not getting us all killed. As a person... what can I say about a person I hardly know? If he wanted trust, he should have said something sooner. If he wanted faith, he should have done something to earn it. Now it's too late. Far too late.
  • Parents as People: Yamashiro did what he thought was best for Shinji. But since he has trouble expressing emotion, Shinji grew up thinking he never cared. The two had just gotten to a point where they were finally bonding when the burglar killed him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Naoko decides to work with Shinji against SEELE, even telling him everything she knows about their plans, and says that they're a much more important threat than he is. Doesn't stop her from admitting she wants to snap his neck.
  • Rage-Breaking Point: Naoko Akagi is publicly humiliated by a crowd who call her "Old Hag" or insult her decision to sleep with her boss. This leads to the creation of Doctor Octopus.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Mariko Yashida is Akihiko/Daken's mother here.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Doctor Octopus accuses Shinji of this with Rei following Mayumi's death. He denies it, he just wants to know her.
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: Naoko gives her daughter a scathing one, admitting she only got married and had a daughter out of peer pressure, and is deeply disappointed that all said daughter did was simply copy her mother all the way down to what men she slept with. This shakes Ritsuko to the point of crying when she's alone.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In this universe, the Yashida family from Wolverine are more closely associated with battling a now Japanese Spider-Man. However Logan does show up to settle his old score with them.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Sandman is Sandwoman!
  • Satanic Archetype: Yamagishi turns himself into "Satan, the Angel of Temptation." In other words, the Holy Goblin.
  • Second Love: Mana Kirishima becomes this for Shinji, going on a date in the Date Night chapter.
  • Secret-Keeper: Touji and Kensuke find out Shinji's secret identity as a Pilot and as Spider-Man.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Thanks to Yamagishi, Shinji is made aware of HERZ and SEELE and their actions involving Adam and Lilth. Once he sees the Third Angel and Eva-01, he realizes that they must be a result of said actions.
  • Sequel Hook: A fragment of Bardiel survives his destruction and is implied to evolve into Anti-Venom.
  • Shout-Out: In Chapter 17, after finding out his identity, Kensuke starts asking a ton of questions and how he can help. Straight out of Homecoming.
    • The future Shinji quotes Rorschach's declaration to never compromise. Even in the face of Armageddon.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Naoko Akagi doesn't commit suicide. She becomes Doctor Octopus.
  • The Stations of the Canon: Despite the changes to the Eva timeline here Shinji still answers his father's summons to Tokyo-3...though in this case this is also due to Kokoro's destruction.
  • The Stinger: Chapter 13 has one after the Author's Notes where Shinji is on a crowded train heading to Tokyo-3.
  • Superhuman Transfusion: After Asuka is shot, she is in need of a transfusion to survive. But her bloodtype is O, and the only one around with that bloodtype is Spider-Man, who is nervous about this occurring.
  • Take That!: Kaworu makes a jab at End of Evangelion, where Shinji masturbates over a comatose Asuka.
  • Taking You with Me: Shinji activates the Self-Destruct Mechanism of Unit 01 to Blackmail Gendo with this if he didn't deactivate the Dummy Plug during the Bardiel fight.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. After Asuka is shot, Misato has her taken off the active roster and prepared to see a therapist given her Possession by Bardiel is what resulted in the accident.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After being possessed by Bardiel, Asuka's snippy personality gets to an insanely grating level, that even strangers can't put up with her anymore. This actually bites her in the ass because her friends are noticing and connecting the dots.
  • Villain Respect: Doctor Octopus has this for Spider-Man. It's the only reason she hasn't revealed his true identity.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The Yashida Company helped build Kokoro, so they are not looked at as the source of the cities supervillains.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Shinji can face down supervillains, monsters, and flames of death, but he's still nervous around his father.
  • Wham Line: When Professor Inumaru is kidnapped, he's brought face to face with the Big Bad of the Kokoro Arc. And reveals his name in bold.
    Professor Inumaru: Yamagishi.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: Chapter 33 is set after the devastation of Kokoro but before Shinji leaves for Tokyo-3, and wraps up the fate of Kenichiro Yashida/Silver Samurai.
  • Worthy Opponent: Doctor Octopus/Naoko Akagi feels this way about Shinji after he saves the train.


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