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Fanfic / The Wild Horse Thesis

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Take Neon Genesis Evangelion. Add Ranma Saotome in place of Shinji Ikari. Shake well, and serve.

You get The Wild Horse Thesis by Calamity Cordite.

Using a forbidden spell, Hikaru Gosunkugi banished Ranma from Nerima and into the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion. What Gosunkugi failed to realize was that Evangelion is Ranma's favorite anime. Now as Ranma Ikari, Ranma is actively planning to thwart Third Impact.


This Crossover Has The Following Tropes:

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Rei stumbles upon the 'age-old art of flying solo.'
  • Accusation Fic: A rather unusual example because Ranma rants about things that irk him of his life in Nerima (rivals, fiancees, being a Butt-Monkey, keeping certain secrets like Ryoga's curse but getting nothing in return, people exploiting his sense of honor to manipulate him) and the Evangelion characters provide their opinions... and the people of Nerima, who are watching him vent In-Universe through the tapes, react to the facts he brings out, pretty often by ganging up on whoever was accused this time and sometimes hurting them physically.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Rei cracks a smile when Ranma gets doused with cold mop water from a bucket.
  • Adaptational Badass: Thanks to the changes in the universe because of Ranma's existence, Gendo Ikari of all people knows martial arts. He gets his ass kicked by his 'son', but still, he lasted longer in their spar that his canon version would ever even hope for.
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  • Affectionate Nickname: Asuka calling Ranma 'Liebling,' which means 'Darling' in German. She also calls Ranma 'Variable-chan.'
  • All Periods Are PMS: Ranma-chan casually explaining to Asuka that she wanted to kick her ass in a fit of hormonal-induced rage before the fight with Gaghaiel due to Asuka's superiority complex.
    Ranma-chan: I can't tell you how many times I've had to hold myself back from rippin' your fuckin' head off because of that superior attitude of yours today.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: When Akane chases after Ryoga following her discovering his cursed form.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: When Fuyutsuki dresses down both Ranma and Asuka following the first fight against Israfel, Ranma scares the poor old man to the point that he pisses himself.
  • Calling the Old Man Out:
    • Ranma to Gendo.
    • Nabiki to Genma and Soun after Shampoo lets it slip that they both knew about Ryoga's curse but didn't bother to tell Akane.
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  • Character Development: Ranma, Rei and Asuka all undergo this.
  • Drop the Hammer: Akane's Mallet-Sama Plus 5 against perverts. Complete with a depleted uranium core and titanium faces. Guaranteed to lay the smackdown on Godzilla. Thor himself would be proud to wield it.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • Ranma, who knows of Evangelion's Downer Ending of The End of the World as We Know It and is actively thwarting it.
    • Instead of the dance number that Shinji and Asuka used in canon to defeat Israfel, both Ranma and Asuka chose to impale the Angel in their dual cores instead.
  • Ignored Aesop: Shampoo is the only fiancee that doesn't gets that Ranma doesn't loves her because her flaws override any attraction he may feel, and she even tries to hurt Rei and Asuka when they appear alongside Ranma.
  • In Medias Res: The story starts with Ranma already sent to the Evangelion universe the night before the Tendo family receives the enchanted tapes, wondering where is the baka.
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • As with Shinji, Ranma gets injured by Ramiel's blast. This, he didn't see in the series, as Akane knocked him out of the dojo before he could see it.
    • Ranma reaches 400 percent thanks to Gendo who exploited his fear of cats.
  • Insult Backfire: We have this between Ranma and Misato in Chapter 10:
    Misato: (indignantly) WHAT? Ranma! You can be a real JERK sometimes, you know that?
    Ranma: (chuckles) Well, it must run in the family. The world's biggest jerk is my father, after all.
  • Karma Houdini: Gosunkugi used the spell to place Ranma inside of Neon Genesis Evangelion in the hopes that he will get killed or driven insane, sent the tapes to the Tendo family home so they would all watch, and then disappears from the narrative completely unpunished (nobody ever suspects that it was him, and he never even appears on-screen, with his involvement purely given through the narration).
  • Killed Off for Real:
    • Ritsuko Akagi during SEELE's invasion of the Geofront. Taking the Bullet for Misato, even.
    • Ryoga Hibiki in the final chapter.
  • No-Sell: Ranma shrugs off Toji's punch like it wasn't nothing.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Ritsuko Akagi takes a bullet for Misato in the final battle of End Of Evangelion and dies instantly. Even knowing all of the things she did as a subordinate of Gendo, Misato can't bring herself to hate her anymore.
  • The Reveal: Ranma inadvertently reveals Ryoga's curse to Akane while talking to Hikari whilst revealing his curse to her. Akane doesn't take the revelation none too well.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: The majority of the plot of the episode "Dance Like You Want To Win!" (the dancing training and subsequent fight against Israfel) is avoided when Ranma hears the Evangelions will be ready a full two days before Israfel is estimated to have healed fully and he asks why not just attack earlier, while it is immobile and wounded. It works, and he and Asuka even snark about how the episode would have originally gone while they deliver the Coup de Grâce.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Rei Ayanami and Asuka Langley Sohryu learn Supernatural Martial Arts from Ranma Saotome. This ensues.
  • Trapped in TV Land: Ranma is sent into the Evangelion TV show thanks to Gosunkugi's black magic, in the hopes he will suffer a horrible fate. The trope is inverted in the final chapter when, after the three Children have managed to make it through the Angel War, the spell ends and sends Ranma back to "the real world" alongside Asuka and Rei.

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