- Anvilicious: Susano does NOT like Ritsuko. Or Misato.
- Follow the Leader: One among several fan works inspired by Advice and Trust, part of a wave referred to as the "NGE Renaissance on Sufficient Velocity".
- Jerkass Woobie: More jerkass than woobie, but Ritsuko is a deeply broken woman. On the one hand, she has no friends and the man she's in love with doesn't care about her at all. On the other, she drove her friends away by focusing on Gendo, upon realizing such and that he doesn't care about her she blames Rei, and is a massive Jerkass to the pilots, including threatening Touji's sister and assaulting Rei when the pilots refuse to perform the nude synch test.
- Ron the Death Eater: Ritsuko, in canon, was also a Jerkass Woobie, but the Jerkass part was not as intense as it is in this fic. After the Shameful Strip she went through earlier in story opposed to canon, she becomes harsher towards everyone, especially towards Rei.
YMMV / Neon Metathesis Evangelion