- Catharsis Factor: It's very rewarding seeing Shinji and Asuka struggling to get over their issues and become better persons after everything they were put through.
- Jerkass Woobie: Asuka isn't a nice person, but she doesn't deserve the sheer amount of crap she goes through, even after the War. She tries to get therapy and get better? She gets raped. She tries to be a mother? She nearly dies by childbirth."Let me remind you of something, idiot," she sneered. "You owe me. That angel defiled me, the commander threw me away, Misato abandoned me, and those fucking Evas " she laughed shortly. "All of that, and you didn't do a thing to help. Not one goddamn thing."
- Values Dissonance: Asuka brings it up when she explains why she never told Hikari about getting raped: in Japan it's impolite to burden other people with your troubles.
YMMV / Ghosts of Evangelion