was he evil?
Get off /a/, shinji
He wanted to sacrifice the free will of others for his own sake when doing so was unnecessary on all fronts.
I would say that his selfishness classifies as evil, yes. It's a little in the gray area just because everyone laid back and took it in the end.
Is it still rape if they like it by the end?
Gendo did nothing wrong.
Also, at the same time, he was fucking up a false contract with unknown beings that planted adam on earth.
Well killing your father and surrendering your country to a hostile and oppressive foreign power is pretty evil.
>Is it still rape if they like it by the end?
According to my chinese cartoons, yes.
His motives were simple: Get his wife back.
His methods were monstrous.