- In Episode 15, Ryo Sawamura who is possessed by Iruel breaks up with Mayumi Yamagishi in dramatic fashion when she reveals that she is a nephilim. The reaction of SpaceBattles forumer Mattman 324 sums it up:The young girl calmly fell to her knees and wept bitterly.Mattman 324: nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
- The ending: NERV saves the world, but the world's discovery of the many secrets Gendo Ikari has means that he's been condemned and will spend the rest of his days in exile. In a more canon story, it would be Karmic justice, but the fact that he's got a serious case of Adaptational Heroism and Adaptational Comic Relief just makes it hit harder.
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