Quiddity wrote:They start talking about Instrumentality in Eva as early as episode 2. Remember?
Yeah but you have no idea at all what it is until EoE. Anyway I think they called it human enhancement in that episode.
Me thinks you need to watch Eva again if you think those things are only relevent in the movies.
I didn't say they were only relevant in the movie I said they only had a presence in the movie.
First off, the barrier protecting the Ideon and Solo Ship is mentioned in pretty much every single episode.
Well it still isn't unique enough to claim it was borrowed.
Actually, it did not look like Arael. Arael was a giant glowing bird like angel with huge wings. Arpeggio looked like a giant red crystal with a woman at the center. Images below.
That doesn't look similar to you?
And RahXephon shot Arpeggio with a bow and arrow while Arael was killed by Rei throwing a lance at it. Not the same.
A robot using a pre-modern weapon with a sharpened end to destroy a target in orbit that couldn't have been hit with other weapons. Sounds similar enough to me. Especially since in Rah they (the writers) had other plausibly alternative ways they could have destroyed it.
You've really gotta watch the show then. Kids piloting the Ideon is a very important part of the show because the Ide reacts strongest to the young (You've got to have seen it react to Piper Lou multiple times right?).
I thought that was just because he had more fear in him being a baby and all?
The similarity to Eva is this link between the mecha and child pilot that is needed to bring the Ideon to its strongest potential. Like in Eva where the Evas can only be piloted by the children because of their special connection to them. Thats the difference, in many mecha shows, like Gundam, you could put an adult in there with no effect.
Okay I accept that.
Anyway the second half of Rah (I'm up to 24) didn't seem to have that many similarities to Eva so I'm past that stage. Now I'm just resentful towards the general incoherancy of the show and Mishima not being real.Originally posted on: 08.03.2006, 06:04 AM