Is he evil, /a/?
All he wanted was to revive his dead waifu. Can you call that evil?
Nope. Evil is pretty simple to spot. It's when someone is doing something for the sake of causing pain/death/etc. to others.
Holy fuck you are retarded.
What a lot of people overlook and is, in fact, probably more damning than his goal of using instrumentality to bring back Yui, are his acitons in the flashbacks from the perspective of Fuyutsuki. What really stands out to me is Gendo's smile when Fuyutsuki questions why Gendo fled the north pole with all of his records right before second impact.
>Wanted his wife back
>Willing to subvert the Illuminati's plan for godhood in order to meet his wife again
He was the unsung hero of Eva.
Turning the world to tang out of a selfish desire to bring back a woman who didn't want to be brought back is pretty dickish, yeah.
No, just an enormous dick. Like, the world's biggest.
He shot and killed the best girl, so yeah I'd say he's pretty evil.
Actually, what I said was 100% correct. If the only response you can think of is something along the lines of "you're wrong" then you probably are very ignorant on the topic.
No he's just a bit selfish. And a bit douchey.
No. He's just a grown up Shinji. The bad guys in NGE are Seele.
of course not
I wouldn't categorize him as evil-- he's just willing to do whatever it takes to be with his dead wife again. At no point was Gendo's goal to purposefully cause harm to others
Evil is not as simple as that. You can do lesser evils for the greater good. Gendo purposefully broke a bunch of peoples psychologies in order to achive his target. He ignored his own kid his whole life, he planned a dysfunctional life for his subordinates vs. vs. According to you however, you can be evil only if you are doing something for the sake of causing death, pain etc. which is homicidal and sadistic and those things are evil but they are not the only things way to be evil. Hence you being retarded.
>Kyubey's goal is to slow entropy and preserve the universe
>Has to ruin the lives of and murder young emotional girls in order to do so
SEELE was doing that anyway. He just decided to make it work for himself instead.
No such thing.
What a black and white world.
Anon, the truth is....if there is evil in this world, it lies within the heart of mankind
I feel like all the bad things he did do during the series were justified by Shinji leading third impact. Seele was going to do it regardless, at least Shinji was able to let people come back, partly thanks to Gendo (Obviously that wasn't his plan)
Should we consider him good or evil based on his plan, or what he actually did?
I pretty much associate his efforts to the Proximate Cause of 3rd impact.
He's evil in that manga where their Evas are weapons, was that angelic days or the other one? It's been too long..
>the truth is...
>You can do lesser evils for the greater good.
Things that hurt others.
>for the greater good
Meaning the acts were justified, and that the person is not evil.
>but they are not the only things way to be evil
Well, you didn't list everything, but the general idea, yeah they are.
Yes. Agreed. Misguided? Sure. Extremist? Sure. Delusional? Maybe. Cold-hearted? Certainly. Evil? Nope.
I wouldn't say evil. He's a giant dick though.
Just lonely and self-absorbed.
If there was a morally right faction in Evangelion, they would ALSO be trying to tang the world.
No matter who wins, everybody who hates tang loses.
>purposefully broke a bunch of peoples psychologies
Did he do that on purpose though? Because my reading on Gendo is that he knows fuck all about other people. He's just following the dead sea scrolls.
Hahaha, Ritsukofag spotted.
Have at him boys.
By "have at him" you mean post Ritsuko, right?
How many times i'll need to tell you. YES!
Fucking Gendo never noticed the top tier waifu material by his side.
No, him sleeping with Akagi, hiring Misato, ignoring Shinji, putting both pilots in the same apartment with a borderline alcoholic etc. are carefully planned. Not to forget him isolating Rei from interaction and putting her in an apartment all by herself. I am not talking about Maya, Aoba and the others.
Ritsuko and Gendo are the sanest relationship in the show
>sleeping with Akagi
Needed some way to get a super scientist to build a crazy brain computer for him.
Huh? What's Misato's role in any of it? Her drinking is played for comic relief if anything.
Gendo is afraid he'll just mess up with Shinji so he runs away from him. Same with Rei. And he ends up messing up with both because of that.
>Ritsuko fucks the man she knew her late mother fucked, because mother issues
>Gendo is using her because she understands her mother's research better than anyone, and also presumably fucking for the sake of fucking
>they end up trying to kill each other by the end of it
That's not really sane is it? And its not even sane by comparison, given that Kaji and Misato have a pretty normal relationship.
saner than being with a clone of your mother or being with an abusive redhead
Sanity...is that something edible?
Clone of your mother maybe. Abusive redhead, not so much.
Though incidentally, I'd argue its about as sane as Gendo's relationship with Yui, even before you got sucked into Unit-01. We don't know too much about Yui as a scientist, but we do know she had a connection to SEELE and was probably morally ambiguous. I'm sure the two of them would have made all sorts of bizarre super-science together had the contact test not happened.
Yui is a weird character for me.
>Planed to stay at an EVA core from the start
>Leaving Gendo and Shinji alone
>Made Shinji watch it
she is megalomaniac
He's neutral evil.
why the fuck do you even bouther yourself with the mental construct of good and evil. ignoring the fact that good and evil is purely subjectiv it wouldn't even change anything if you would come to the concluse that he is evil / good / on the wrong path or whatever.