What will it take for Evangelion to have a good ending?
They are going against angels, for once the human race should not win.
Asuka's third victory
It'd be nice if it ended for one thing.
Stop killing off Rei 2/3rds of the way through.
If it weren't for the fact that Rei II dies every single time, then Shinji would finally end up with someone that doesn't eventually drive him to insanity.
There will never be a "good" ending. Anno did what he wanted in the series, when that pissed people off and the demanded a new ending, he gave them a new ending and that pissed them off even more.
The lilin need to fuck off into space and adam needs to be fully restored.
A Misato/Shinji/Asuka threesome.
And I dont think Anno is going to take any less than 3 years to drop the next rebuild so.......
It would be nice of Anno to explain what the hell happened during the timeskip.
I don't think the story is set up to ever have a good ending. This whole series is flawed!
>It would be nice of Anno to explain what the hell happened during the timeskip.
does it really matter
EoE already had one.
As for rebuild - retroactively making 3.0 non-existant & letting 2.0 be the end.
Just curious. He already jumped the shark with 3.0, might as well take advantage of it and use it for world-building for future films or spinoffs.
For anno to stop hate Rei.
The scenes shown in the preview for 3.0 in 2.0 are completely different than the movie.
There needs to be some serious explanation for this bullshit.
Isn't there a theory that the rebuild movies actually take place in a parallel universe or right after the events of EoE?
This, they kind of messed up whatever flow the first two Rebuilds were building with the third. At this point, the 4th could go anywhere and it wouldn't really matter
Crazy moon antics.
What's in the coffins?!
Mk.7 eva never
Lilith geting of her fat ass
Electric space Gendo lightshow
There, you're welcome Anno.
It'll never happen, Reifags tears are too delicious.
That's never going to happen.
You mean, the loop theory?
Yeah I'm getting really tired of this shit
what the hell are they so afraid of that they need to kill off or ruin Rei for?
First time, OK, it was actually pretty poignant and interesting, it even made for a great statement on individuality and what makes up the self.
The rest? Now they're obviously not even trying and just killing her off, especially Rebuild is the most ridiculous and thorough act of "let's get rid of this character" I've seen.
This. Shinji will repair the world's balance with Asuka using the correct two spears, and the curse of Eva on them will be broken.
I don't remember exactly how the loop theory goes, but there are a few parts where Kaworu says things like "We meet again Shinji," and the giant Yui/Rei head in 3.0
It would be cool to see something like an Asuka/Shinji teamup (Rei can come to) where they basically rebel against both Wille and Nerv and finally sort the world out themselves.
Asuka is strong but she always follows orders, whereas Shinji may be a pussy, but at least he sometimes acts on his own and thinks for himself. The two of them have the potential to help eachother grow.
Yep and yet another win for Asuka.
EoE did have a pretty interesting ending, but I hated the showing inside the theater parts.
>Asuka is strong but she always follows orders
Like hell she does.
She's just as insubordinate as shinji is.
That's basically it. The universe keeps resetting, and Kaworu appears to be the only one to remember, although things like the Rei head indicate that the universe itself remembers as well. The coffins on the moon could contain people from the past universe, with Shinji or Kaworu being the most popular guesses.
There's also the theory that all the side content, like Shinji Ikari Raising Project and the other AU works are technically canon, since they take place in other iterations of reality, and all lead to Shinji being more mentally stable during Rebuild.
You're only talking about the rebuilds, right?
I think the only thing anno could do to make lots of his fans happy is irrefutably confirm or deny the rebuilds being a sequel. Thats probably the closest 4/final will come to a "happy ending" more then likely shinji will end up with asuka again or anno will say fuck it and end it with a threesome Rei/shinji/asuka. And then Mari turns back into pen pen
>Not having all three girls die so that Shinji can be with Kaworu
>especially Rebuild is the most ridiculous and thorough act of "let's get rid of this character" I've seen.
I have to wonder about that, though.
This time around, there's been no confirmation regarding the death of Rei II. It's really a question as to what happened with her.
To stop making it and let it die. Eva will have more episodes than Naruto before they find a decent ending to this pile of shit.
>Implying 4.0 won't completely redeem anime, and retroactively make 3.0 a masterpiece
Kaworu had more than his fair share of chances to pierce Shinji's central dogma with his Lance of Longinus.
The Heterosexual Spirit will live on.
3.0 is already a masterpiece though.
Does it even matter if Shinji ends up with someone or not?
>26 eps and 4 movies (recap moves aside)
You and I know that, but the others will need 4.0 to make them realize it.
Please stop posting that picture. It's hard enough being a Reifag as it is thanks to pic related.
It matters to the Reifags. So Asuka's victory would taste even sweeter.
Is there a reason why nothing in any of the Rebuild previews appeared in the actual movies?
That's the biggest dick move of all moves. Any producer would have enough sense to know of the backlash something like that would produce, especially with popular things in media like Eva.
>4.0 redeem anime while KLK saves it.
The future is cloudy and uncertain. No more songs, we fight now.
So basically it's all leading up to the 'congratulations!' ending again.
Uh that would just make 4.0 a masterpiece, not 3.0.
>Implying eva hasn't been cashing in on backlash ever since it's original run
>That's the biggest dick move of all moves
That's precisely why it's done. You now understand the master's ways.
I said retroactively. Whatever Anno's cooking up for 4.0 will make 3.0 suddenly make complete and perfect sense, and you guys will never be able to watch it and think "this is shit" ever again.
Yes. It does.
It has always mattered. It's been the major deciding factor for how Evangelion ends since the very beginning.
Asuka will win, again.
Is Anno the Kojima of anime?
Is MGS2 the Evangelion of video games?
It's not exactly unusual for previews to lie to you. But yes, Anno is the master at this.
>Not a good ending
How are you such a pleb?
I love the way LAS has gone from hated as an EvaGeeks delusion to accepted as inevitable ever since the manga end.
It already did though.
Sure, Shinji accepted himself and Asuka's with him, but the whole damn world got fucked in the ass without lube. The ecosystem is annihilated.
No, Kojima is just a westaboo film director wannabe.
A better analogy would be to say that Anno is the George Lucas/Kubrick of anime.
I love how it turn out it that Reifags were the most deluded.
>Sadamoto is a Reifag
>Sadamoto ships LRS
>Rei will win the manga
You're concerned about the goddamn ecosystem? What's the point of an ecosystem if there are only two people left to experience it?
Sadamoto sure snowed them, dind't he.
I guess the words you and OP are looking for is a happy ending, because EoE was god tier.
Actually, it's not like EoE was a very sad ending either.
Real character development from EVERYONE
Considering there's only 1 more movie in Rebuild, it won't happen.
He sure did.
Don't you care about nature? About all the cute kittycats and polar bears and penguins and, uh, three-toed sloths and maple trees?
Honestly, it felt like DEEP ending just for the sake of a DEEP ending.
And sadly after 3.0 it look exactly what we are gonna get again with 4.0
Doesn't matter. We got Tang.
She's trapped in the S-Dat.
Waiting for the chance to hop into the "Souless Vessel" that is Rei Q
Sorry, I already broke their necks.
>and you guys will never be able to watch it and think "this is shit" ever again
I'll believe it when it happens, not before.
Someone being the script doctor that Anno desperately needs. Let him direct the shit out of something, just make sure he isn't the final pass on the script.
The first half of EoE was good, but then weird editing for the last half kind of ruined it.
It's a very bittersweet ending, at least. Hell, you could argue the TV ending was an unmitigated happy ending.
I kinda want and expect Asuka to win.
I mean, she wins every time.
Imagine the shitstorm on /a/ if someone else won the Rebuild, especially Rei.
Holy shit it's gonna be glorious.
>but then weird editing for the last half kind of ruined it.
That ending is the only reason why the original series is talked about to this day.
>DEEP ending just for the sake of a DEEP ending.
Fans whined about it not being exciting among other reasons. Anno gives them something exciting. Why wouldn't they make an ending that's been hyped up throughout the original series?
EoE also gave the characters their resolutions and sent out more themes anyways.
And it was beautifully executed with excellent music.
You just don't understand.
If I had the .gif of Eva going berserk like an ape it would kind of negate your post. The original series was still amazing.
>yfw mari wins da rebuild
>expect Asuka to win.
I mean, she wins every time.
It's tradition you see.
Mari wouldn't want to come between her parents.
I love Asuka but this time, I want someone else to win for the sole opportunity of seeing /a/ shit itself, adding on with whatever clusterfuck Anno will bring us in 4.0.
Are you ready, anons?
I likes the execution of the movie, but the epilogue felt just like "So you want a clear ending? Well fuck you, Kimochi warui, cut to credits, done"
That's kind of the fun part of Rebuild.
Since 3.0, we really have no fucking clue what's going to happen.
Kaji is going to win.
Hmm, what's the word. Oh yes, cinematography.
And then the cycle begins all over again.
every time this is posted I can't help but notice how weird the cuts of their outfits are
The Old Anno would be proud.
Yep, the endless cycle of Asuka victories.
>I'm a guy
Real gentlemen drink tea faggot.
>the endless cycle of "bad" endings
Maybe in Nip and Bong land.
It's only bad if you're not a BestGirlfag.
>Implying any of them were 'bad ends'
If Asuka is the "Good" end, let alone the "true" end, then why isn't Anno happy with it?
I don't care if they do the giant naked Rei and Tang ending again or not, just get Kumm Susser Tod in the last Rebuild movie somehow.
What if Kaworu comes back in 4.0, and stops 5th Impact?
Imagine how sick that would be?
>then why isn't Anno happy with it?
Reifags are still breathing.
He's so happy with it he wants to keep seeing it over and over.
When has he ever stated that he was unhappy?
Nah, Kaworu's dead.
He got his head popped off, just like he was supposed to.
He served his purpose.
I'm pretty sure Kaworu's VA is coming back for 4.0.
It's going to be a giant naked Shinji this time.
I can dig it.
>Stops 5th Impact
>By dying again
>Epic tragedy music starts playing
Not enough money.
As I figure, he wouldn't be making Rebuild if he was happy with how evangelion turned out. Instead, it would just be another remake rather than a new story entirely.
best ass in the series
A remake has no place for new characters with brand new merchandise.
Oh please everyone know he's making rebuild to snatch eva's copyright from Gainax. Gainax doesn't have the rights to the new shit like the redesigned evas, plugsuits & characters like Mari. The hype is on on the new movies so all the new merch money now goes directly to Khara.
I was under the assumption that Anno originally was on track to remake NGE "the way it really should have been envisioned" with a nearly limitless budget, but then his artistic vision lost out to his innate greed for Japbux.
How the hell do you expect him to come back? With a time travel device?
He's Super Space Gay Jesus. Ain't gotta explain shit.
>one of the other moon coffins
>in spirit inside Eva-13
>possess Asuka through her eye
>Kaworu possessing Shikinami's body
>Shinji now wants to fuck Asuka
But being gay and from space isn't magic.
If gay spacemen aren't magic, I don't know what is.
Shit son, being fabulous is practically the same thing as having magical powers.
>implying Kaworu didn't travel back in time to the events of 2.0 and stop Third Impact
>3.0 made it seems like Third Impact was never stopped
>Kaworu never mentions any involvement he had with it
>Near the end of the movie when shit is going down he says "I'm sorry this wasn't the happiness you looked for"
>Movie seemingly ends with Third Impact going into fruition
>Suddenly "bonus scene"
>Spear comes flying from the sky
>"The time has arrived Shinji Ikari and this time...I'll show you true happiness"
>tfw 3.0 is a prequel to 2.0
>google Gay Space Jesus
>no pictures of Kaworu at all
But that's exactly how it works.
I got Sir Elton John when I searched for Super Space Gay Jesus, close enough.
>google Gay Space Jesus
you're a far braver man than I, anon.
God damn. I will never get over how horrendous that Eva looks.
But he's right here.
So anyone received their 02+08 revotech already?
There's two actually and a lot of Elton John.
It's bishounen space jesus that'll get you results.
Unfortunately there's nothing but bishie shit images. I was expecting some humor.
I love how MJP has better CGI than this.
If Jesus isn't magic, I don't know what is.
and elton john is definitely a powerful magician, so it all checks out
It already had a good ending.
<Electric space Gendo lightshow
He's also a mad pianist, he's basically 3DPD Kaworu.
Holy shit, that was supposed to be him?
What are the other shows?
It's by some tumblr faggot named "17th Angel". Go figure.
And underneath that is a birthday cake for Kaworu, god knows why.
I can understand skipping over that though. Tumblr anime drawings are generally bad.
Tumblr's Utena still gives me nightmares.
Lost and Tree of life.
Breaking Bad and Dark Knight Rises.
welcome to the miracle of tumblr
4.44 will actually be a bluray release of the original series + EoE funded by the profits from the previous films.
Going through this "17th Angel" guy's gallery right now.
I can't stop laughing.
That would actually be cool.
That would be amazing.
It keeps getting better!
That picture and art is fucking terrible, come on.
It looks like it was pulled straight out of tumblr.
Kaworufags sure keep talented company.
>It looks like it was pulled straight out of tumblr.
What tipped you off?
Judging by the art style i'd say its your typical tumblr shinji/tabris shipper.
I hope Anno just disregards everything that has happened so far in rebuild and that 4.44 is whole different thing , maybe slice of life á la ep 26.
They should at least lower the amount of action and fucking eva shit, 3.33 was like non stop fighting and gay piano shit.
That frosting looks delicious.
Typical or not, I am totally getting a kick out of it.
There's a stunning amount of bad fanart on this guy's page.
>Those body proportions
>That lance of longitude
>They should at least lower the amount of action and fucking eva shit
Is this nigger serious?
And it's never going to happen.
Jesus christ, it's like Alfalfa getting rapped by a young Jay Leno.
>That lance of longitude
Is something wrong, Anon-Kun?
His chin needs to be bigger.
jesus christ stop
>lance of longitude
A nice weapon name.
So are you guys are new or extremely forgetful?
You don't know about the lance of longitude?
But I can't.
These pictures. They're just 2gud.
Oh god, I think my left lung just collapsed.
Im enjoying this thread so far.
For Anno quit the series and move on to something else. 10 years and he hasn't done a damn novel thing.
I... I think this is supposed to be Rei, Kaworu, and Shinji.
I can't tell who's who.
Whoever it is, all of them look toned as fuck.
Their bodies are well proportioned, if you stick a thumb over their faces its actually well drawn.
I don't know, man.
Rei looks pretty damn muscly to me.
Holy fuck, how do you mess up Rei's simple hairstyle that badly?
I actually kinda like this one.
>For Anno quit the series and move on to something else. 10 years and he hasn't done a damn novel thing.
Actually he's done live action movies and even acting.
I said well drawn not realistic.
Yea, the reason why there's been zero character development is because they cant stay off the fucking robots for 5 minutes.
And no, gay dates and piano playing with a fag is not character development.
I cant beleive they left out the whole thermal expansion scene.
They were really asking for it with this one.
Kaworu's clearly the one in the dress.
Karl's the one standing over Shinji.
The proportions are decent, but everything else about it is straight up comical.
Honestly? Time travel shenanigans on a large scale. Reconcile 2.22 with 3.33, explain why the Twelfth Angel was in m.06, why m.06 was in Central Dogma, what happened with Lilith, where the spear of Cassius went, and make Rei II show up again.
A Nissan commercial does not count as acting.
Finding good art on tumblr is like finding intact pieces of corn in lumps of shit.
Not uncommon but still disgusting.
Did rebuild even explain anything about the backstory for MAGI?
What are two grown men still doing in high school?
It wouldnt have been half bad without that fucking NOSE
WHAT IS THIS?
I've been here a long time, but I admit that I'm confused about Jake the Snake, Jake the Everything but Snake (former tripcode !Zoo), and the Jake the Snake in this thread.
They're 90 minute movies, if they did characterization like the show they'd just be talking the whole time.
its like if fucking squidwad shoped all this drawings
Tripcodes are rarely secure.
That one's not too bad.
What the fuck is that.
WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?
Kaworu looks like he's fucking high though.
But everyone's anorexic in that.
It is also her Icon.
It's a weird history, and there's been a bunch of impostors over the years though, and a whole lot of tripdrama. But I am the original, and Jake the Zoo is someone entirely different.
He's someone who took up the name "Jake" to fuck with me.
This is my fetish.
Pretty sure that's supposed to be funny.
At least I hope so.
Shit, wrong picture.
Don't worry, Anon.
I'm here for you~
Asukarape is your fetish?
Shinji reminds me of Watashi in this one.
How fucking hard can necks be to draw
Protip: they're all faggots
oh, I knew *that*.
To be fair, Anno has safari animals.
Tumblr user requiemofcolors added some fallout boy lyrics to this picture that I couldn't remove.
i thought of angels, choking on their halos,
get them drunk on rose water
see how dirty i can get them, pulling out their fragile teeth
and clip their tiny wings.
>I feel like out of all the pokemon, these two suit Shinji and Kaworu the most.Eevee isn’t particularly strong or extraordinary in any regard, much like Shinji on the surface. The thing that makes Eevee so appealing is it’s potential. Many different paths can be taken with one, and the Eevee itself represents indecision; something that shinji struggles with continually through the series. It clearly shows through his mantra: I must not run away. His struggle with fear leads him to be in an almost constant state of indecision, but even with his indecision, Shinji still has great potential. He will only be able to reach that potential, however, once he over comes his fear, and therefore, his indecision.
>Ninetails and Kaworu work together with their relationship to Shinji and Eevee. Anno states that Kaworu is Shinji’s ideal self, which is something he will never achieve because of its innate nature of being an ideal, despite all of his potential. Ninetails is very similar to Eevee in ascetics, and is a fire type, an evolution that Eevee can achieve. Eevee, however, will never be a ninetails. Just as Shinji will never be Kaworu. It is another entity entirely, just like Kaworu being an angel.
>Ninetails are also described as being extremely intelligent with long life spans, two characteristic that it shares with Kaworu (long life span as an angel; when hes on earth its woefully short). They are also very vengeful creatures. Where Kaworu is never particularly vengeful, the implied looping in the rebuild theory could result in him become so. Many continued failures might lead him to fracture, outwardly look to harm the human race in some sort of twisted vengeance for Shinji’s continual suffering. That’s just and idea, though.
Are the rebuilds their own continuity or is Anno pulling some rebooted universe/time loop bullshit?
I think I read that somewhere and was never bothered to confirm or deny.
>not posting the greatest of the giraffes
This one is going straight into my bad tatoo collection.
Kaworu's VA basically said that the loop theory is legit.
Hasn't been confirmed yet.
Most likely, though. There's been some good speculation that could make it possible.
only the master knows
>That entire post
Jesus fucking christ.
>Are the rebuilds their own continuity or is Anno pulling some rebooted universe/time loop bullshit?
>Kaworu in the Shaft remake of NGE
>implying Anno has any idea what he's doing
He has more important things to worry about.
I only used Shinjiraffe because I have no good way to combine giraffe with a name like Asuka
My favorite picture though is probably this one. Even if it's not really rape.
And that would be better than mindless fights.
Look at Haruhi's disappearance, that's a great movie.
>Not going with Tsunraffe
It's hilarious how nobody knows how to draw Kaworu's hair correctly.
This one doesn't even have to be edited.
It gets better.
I am at a loss for words.
Are they trying to fight each other?
Apparently, I posted them out of order...
If that even means anything.
>this actually exists
It looks like Shinji's trying his hardest not to get raped by the Kaworu.
Welp. I am officially at my threshold.
It was good, guys. I'm outta here.
No wonder he was always a step ahead of shinji.
i was on /m/ for these discussions, mostly. glad to see reifags over here were equally ass blasted.
This is the best thread on /a/ so far.
Hopefully the backlash from 3.0 will be the kick in the pants Anno needs to get driven back into depression
>Stop killing off Rei 2/3rds of the way through.
Also this, kinda hard to develop someone who keeps fucking dying.
Nah he won three awards he doesn't give a shit.
I'm guessing you guys never heard back from him after the last chapter of the manga was released?
Na he's happy now. He only wants the dosh.
>her face when you confess
Good night, sweet prince.
>dr. who box in the same picture
Did that faggot suicide?
I know he won something for his direction which was honestly breddy gud but even the nips hated 3.0's story afaik.
Maybe /a/ could send him some tender loving death threats
Yep, it's from one of the games.
naked lcl/instrumentality(???) fistfight
I'm shocked that nearly all of those Kaworu tumblrshit pics don't have the usual red nose crap.
First of all they need to ditch everything they showed in the 4.0 preview.
Secondly they need to... fuck it I don't even know. I don't think Rebuild can be salvaged.
I guess they believe Kaworu's too good for red noses.
It's a really shitty style in the first place.
just looked it up on foolz; it was about the manga ending, actually. maybe he did off himself. it was also around that time when one of the faggot reiclones was lurking around /m/ and equally discharging his patheticness.
>mfw all the CGI budget was blown over that
A very good portion of the stuff from his page had it.
None of was worth posting though.
I'm not sure whether I should laugh or be disgusted.
A Fifth Impact.
The only good reifag is a dead reifag.
Laugh at tumblr's pain.
What the fuck man...
I just saw this shit in the theater in new york man. I Didn't even watch the sub, I fucking waited. What the hell did I just watch? Just one giant fucking filler episode? I mean, if I was supposed to just as confused as Shinji than god damnit Anno you got me real fucking good.
Not to mention the fucking autismal faggots who couldn't contain thier boners for Kowaru. I swear, everytime she got screen time, I hear this man child behind me squealing and pouring his love juices all over the floor. Thats gotta be the last time I watch an anime in the theater I heard from my friend that people watching the Madoka movie had it worse
I thought 1.0 was really good and 2.0 was interesting because of the differences. However it just seemed like nothing really happened this movie.
>everyones mad at me
>everyones a cunt
>Everything my fault
>Fucking Fuyutsuki dropping a bombshell over a casual game of shogi
>its REALLY my fault
>get lance and fuck shit up again
>stop 4th impact
And for alot of new characters and enviornments, and changes, they don't explain shit. Like at all. But whatever, im just a pleb.
>that fucking ending
Yeah, but too bad "irrefutable" is not in the cards for evangelion. Anno may hint that rebuild is a sequel, but it'd be out of character for him to leave proof of it.
And it was one point made in the movie that Shinji wishes for unambiguous love, like the sort he missed out on when his mom was alive. But, people aren't like that in real life. He's surrounded by people that care about him to some degree: Misato, Asuka, and Rei, but he has to accept the fact they could also hurt him.
Can anyone explain why 3.33 Asuka has so much cat shit
14 years of not getting the D will do that to a woman anon.
Cats are cute and Asuka is a cat.
Goddamn, i hope they comfort themselves with NGE2.
I'm currently on the second part of EoE and I just wanted to ask, what is SEELE trying to accomplish? To be clear, Gendo is trying to cause the third impact, merge all of humanity into one entity in order to reunite with Yui, right?
Okay so I just heard the commander of the army, who I thought was sent by SEELE, say "Our mission was a failure". Assuming they're not with SEELE, what the fuck are they trying to accomplish?
Finish the goddamn movie.
>To be clear, Gendo is trying to cause the third impact, merge all of humanity into one entity in order to reunite with Yui, right?
Gendo wasn't planning to merge all of humanity. Remember his last talk with SEELE? "Death gives birth to nothing"? Gendo was just going to merge with Eva-01 and Yui and become a god, ignoring the rest of humanity. I think.
I don't believe it's fully explained how Gendou's scenario was supposed to pan out. He was supposed to reunite with Yui, that much is known. But, it's not clear if it involved instrumentality at all or 3rd Impact. For all we know, reuniting with Yui could have been the full extent of it.
Otherwise, going along with Seele's plan should've been satisfactory to him.
Okay and so Rei was supposed to be used to do that as she contains the soul of Lilith? Lilith merged with Adam, the big white angel, and then the rest of the movie happened?
>Okay and so Rei was supposed to be used to do that as she contains the soul of Lilith?
>Lilith merged with Adam, the big white angel, and then the rest of the movie happened?
Yup. Rei rejected Gendo and then went to join SEELE's Third Impact scenario but put Shinji in charge. Or something.
Yeah, but Rei basically stole Adam right out of Gendou's hand (ha ha). Then she gave Shinji the keys to the car, because she makes poor choices.
>What will it take for Evangelion to have a good ending?
becoming a totally different franchise
Ark posted a picture of himself?
He's going to post his nude if the sequel or loop theory comes true.
ritsuko couldn't take care of her cats anymore, so asuka takes care of them for therapy purposes
I was poking around the eva wiki and found this american made evangelion.
It comes from the evangelion ANIMA series it is the after story where shinji successfully fights off the mp evas and stuff like that
What i'm wondering is how large is this eva?
its an american evangelion piloted by caatgirl loli mari
they spent most of the movie explaining the situation actually
Anima is soooo far fucking out there it just don't give a fuck.
Some of the evangelions in anima have nice designs.
However the entire series of anima was fulled with bullshit fanservice fetishes
i need to sleep more.
>Also this, kinda hard to develop someone who keeps fucking dying.
The original way of developing Rei through dying was amazing and even groundbreaking for the time.
Rebuild lacks lal that.
The only way Misato's fuckery can be justified is if Shinji was subconsciously active after the 3rd impact. So he rescues Rei, but Rei isn't Rei, she's Lillith causing the 3rd impact. Rei is killed a la EoE because he rejects instrumentality, but then the Shinji-Unit-01 hybrid (episode 20) goes berserk/insane because rejecting instrumentality meant killing Rei. He then becomes an incredibly malefic being, destroys humanity and everything else, etc..
The only logical reconciliation for Misato is that she and everyone else saw an evil side to Shinji, and she developed a grudge towards Shinji as she did to the angels for killing her dad. Maybe Shinji killed Kaji or something like that.
But, knowing Anno, nothing will be explained.