You have once chance to explain why Rei isn't the best choice to Shinji. And her "being his mother" isn't a valid a argument, since she's herself, not Yui, not Lilith
Because I never saw her as a potential love interest, my opinion is better than your opinion and she's just as dysfunctional as the rest of the pilots.
Stop treating Eva like a harem you fucking fag.
2. It's incest
3. Implied she would start decaying without meds and LCL baths
4. No personality to speak of
But Rei is Lilith, just put into a (mostly) human body.
I'm not saying that's a reason not to ship LRS, but you've gotta know what Rei is.
No Rei is herself. She may have Lilith soul, but the character and personality belongs to herself.
Because Kaworu exists.
>i dont want to fuck my mother i just want to fuck someone who looks just like my mother.
I'm saying they're no different. I'm saying that Lilith was turned into a human girl and learned to love and feel emotions and was better off for it.
Basically all it means is that Rei inherently is a little not human, and has to potential to ascend to godhood again at more or less anytime; the fact that this did end up happening in Eva is the strongest argument against ShinjixRei.
Imagine having sex with Rei and her suddenly turning into Lillith when she reaches her orgasm.
None of the pilots should see each other unless they get over their problems.
So basically as the you and Rei cum, you suddenly turn into delicious tang?
>Shinji doesn't see her as a potential love interest in some of the canon stories
>the incest part about her being a clone of his mother kind of weirds him out.
>Kaworu is the better choice for him.
The main problem is that she'll turn into the giant goddess at some point real soon
And then you have mindsex.
because asuka is just better.
I say this as a Reifag, but it might be because Shinji has a stronger thing for Kaworu.
Got to take into equation Shinji too here.
I think Rei is fantastic, even as a potential girlfriend or wife, but that might not be true if you don't swing that way.
You could make a scenario where both have time and plot wont interfere, they'll just gravitate towards each other naturally and maybe things can go from there. For instance, take the worst shitty crap for Rei that was, 3.0, and imagine the following:
What if Rei had exited EVA01 along with Shinji aboard the Wunder? For one things would have gone much better, and they'd of course get an even stronger bond and given that they'd end up together at some point. So it could happen.
But it's going to be hard due to Rei, since Rei is such a special being given that she's Lilith and all, it must be said but her human form IS holding her back. She could be so much more, and that "much more" is going to make her incompatible with Shinji because Rei is going to be sooooo far beyond him at that point.
Maybe Rei would still want it then, and then Shinji would be hooking it up with God. A nice thought.
So, she is or not?
If Shinji wants a girl that will love him, won't hurt him unless he deserves it, treat him right and grow with, then yes.
It might be that Shinji doesn't want Rei like that. Maybe he wants her as just his friend. Which breaks my heart at least because there's something in me that makes me feel that Rei should have everything she desires and more.
But there's no easy answer to these things.
Poor Rei, why does she always end up alone? At first I didn't really care about her but after all these years and multiple bad ends for her I'm stating to feel sorry.
I always thought that Rei only ever saw Shinji as a friend.
It's how things are at Khara/Gainax. In a way it's representative of how Rei truly is all alone. There aren't any Rei fans writing EVA I think.
There used to be legions of people behind Rei, but multiple bad ends + bad portrayals (3.0 and manga end comes to mind) has associated the characters with heartbreak and NTR.
Rei's heart is 2pure. Maybe she's seeking only friendship, but she wants a bond, and she wants a bond between two people, that is, the strongest connections, she wants to be one with Shinji. That has sexual or hyper-intimate implications in NGE often.
I have some speculations regarding some works and what they're doing, but on the overall it's bad still.
That's probably even worse.
Aw man, that comic. Pulls off my reifag mood pretty well.
Because she has no fucking character other than an attachment to his father.
Because Shinji hooking up with another mother figure in the original series, and his version of Yui in the rebuild invalidates the entire narrative.
Yes, in Evangelion all mothers are completely evil bad things, and even if you actually aren't a mother but bear a striking resemblance to one, you must be shunned, rejected and mocked, but not before you go through the torture of hopelessness, loneliness and despair.
Because Kaworu exists
but then pop goes my heart.
request youtube video
I-I also lost the link Anon, I'm sorry.
The way I saw things, each potential pairing represents a different kind of love, that isn't always 100% reached but probably intended?
Rei: platonic love. She's obviously got feelings for Shinji but I don't think they're necessarily romantic, and if they are, I don't think he returns them. He cares a lot about her as a friend and a person, and she cares a lot about him as he's the first person who's given her that kind of attention.
Misato: motherly love. She kind of had a weird sort of thing for him (like with the kiss in EoE) but I'm not sure it was completely returned, and Shinji saw her as more of a stand-in for a mother (him not having much experience of what a mother is like, and so using this as mainly his only reference).
Asuka: ?????. I'm honestly not sure there's any love here. I mean, the only way I could class this as anything other than rivalry is, to regretfully borrow a term from Homestuck, black romance.
Kaworu: romantic love. Kaworu practically exists to love Shinji and Shinji returned that love and it was pretty damn beautiful, okay. Obviously, Kaworu's origins and the fact that he loses his head all the time is what stands in their way, but Kaworu's love is the kind of love Shinji craves.
So IMO, Kaworu end is best end (while it lasts) and Rei end will never be more that just friends. But hey, each to their own. Have fun and do what you want, OP.
Because of their various emotional and mental issues it would be the most mutually destructive relationship that could possibly exist.
Rei got motherzoned.
Even Anno knows LRS is the best pair. Haven't you guys ever played NGE 2?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYM89mAAyfU
Shinji's good ending is with Rei.
>Because of their various emotional and mental issues it would be the most mutually destructive relationship that could possibly exist.
I would rather think it would be a extremly stagnant relationship were no character progression of any kind would exist.
In contrast to a challenging relationship with Asuka where both would change into a more "sane" region after some time.
Got ya covered /a/non. Take your pick:
any good Rei doujins?
kafag, but I agree, Rei and Shinji are the best couple. They both seek for the same thing: someone kind who would love and care for them, and I think they can accomplish it together. Asuka needs someone happier than Shinji, to raise her self-steem, and I don't see anyone in the series who could be good enought for her.
Hmm, don't see that working. With Asuka you get them destabilizing instantly due to the inherent toxicity inherent in both of 'em.
With Rei, you get the instant calm and growth both characters are prone to if left stable - most of all Rei.
I mean, what do you mean no character progression? Rei steadily moves forward even in shitty conditions, human warmth will only improve on the area where Rei is terrible, socializing and expressing herself. Rei being able to give that kind of warmth, will only stabilize Shinji in turn as Rei guides Shinji in the areas he lacks (rationality, to give of himself and not be egoistic), and make him feel the self-worth he needs to feel.
Stagnant isn't the word here, unless a predominantly positive relationship means something else.
The Master doesn't ship LRS, sorry.
Because Anno doesn't want it basically so it feels hopeless. Like, "let it go", it serves as "what good that could be but wasn't".
The two of them, romantic or not, do represent my favourite kind of relationship, that mutual desire to please, based on the thankfulness and appreciation of each other. There's two people that suffered together, talked together, and bonded. Both so desperate to not be lonely and all that, but each with their barrier blocking the way.
Rei is emotionally obtuse, and Shinji is emotionally fearful. They're both wonderful in their own way.
It's more supported by the Rebuild films, as their structure better stresses the relationship as it's the easiest and most obvious narrative thread that runs through them. Rei and Shinji's development pretty much stopped after the Ramiel fight, and was only brought up during that one time they were cleaning the classroom and Rei 2's death.
I ship it, because they kind of compliment each other while being one another's speed; they can't really fight for themselves since they don't like themselves very much, but they can fight for another person's sake. This is presented as a rather unhealthy attitude as they initially act for Gendo, who manipulates them, but it gains a bit of nobility when they decide to fight for one another. Had a romance developed, it would've been sweet and rather chill for the most part.
Because Shinji doesn't need a girlfriend, he needs a hug and a stable family life. Contrary to what you may think, getting to stick your peepee into a girls vayjay is not the path to happiness and fulfillment.
>I would rather think it would be a extremly stagnant relationship were no character progression of any kind would exist.
Exactly. Shinji will remain an emotionally stunted manchild forever and ever, and since his father never hugged him growing up he would become totally dependant on this vacant fuckdoll that has nothing to offer except a semi-warm hole.
Didn't Misato get motherzoned? She never really managed to strike a good balance with Shinji between trying to be a guardian, a friend, and his superior officer, so by the end she not only ends up heartbroken because Kaji is dead, but also has to deal with the fact that her ward is afraid of her and doesn't want any kind of love or attention from her.
Because Shinji isn't interested and loves someone else.
Most of them got motherzoned. Shinji was always, above anything, craving the love of his mother, and searching for that love in places where it didn't exist.
I'm an asukafag
Because Cow-roo. Thanks, Anno.
So it's less incest and more xenophilia.
Because who could possibly resist this semen demon?
>What if Rei had exited EVA01 along with Shinji aboard the Wunder? For one things would have gone much better, and they'd of course get an even stronger bond and given that they'd end up together at some point. So it could happen.
>they try to hold hands with one another all throughout
rei's true nature is super bitch until she got bitch slapped by Ritsuko
asuka is only average level bitch
Because even in the game the OP image is from, his romantic love level are low and his friendship affection is what is high.
Everyone but Asuka and Kaworu get motherzoned. Misato wasn't into Shinji, she loved Kaji, she just had a complicated relationship with Shinji.
Which other figures were officially announced outside Asuka and KaworuxShinji?
rebuild 4 when?
Sauce, I'm getting nothing