The point of knee plylons

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The point of knee plylons

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Postby UltraBlackPilot » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:40 pm

I was looking at a pic of Unit 01, an it just occurred to me, why do Evangelions need knee pylons(if thats what there called)? They don't seem to do anything, are they just there to look cool.
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Postby Ramiel² » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:07 pm

sorry for OT

but i just looked at your Avatar and saw the answer you were looking for :/



nah, srsly i don`t got a clue

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Postby Ironfoot » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:32 pm

I imagine it makes it a million times easier for the pilot to kneel down. Also, doing a driving knee kick makes it that much more painful with knee pylons.

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Postby UltraBlackPilot » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:34 pm

Ironfoot wrote: Also, doing a driving knee kick makes it that much more painful with knee pylons.


But they never treid that before?
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Postby Ironfoot » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:46 pm

UltraBlackPilot wrote:But they never treid that before?
(I think)


Actually, I don't think they did. That's a waste, the pylon's are perfect for something like that. Otherwise, they seem to be good for the Eva leaping at opponents from a distance (which did happen in the series). They kneel down and jump. The pylons give them that extra momentum as they launch forward.

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Postby Rodeo » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:46 am

Protection?
They're also used as weapons in both the manga and Rebuild.

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Postby NemZ » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:12 am

Where it gets really weird is when you notice that they move independently of the shins. Why would that be useful as a weapon or as some sort of armor/bracing?
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Postby Holy Diver » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:07 pm

Just easier on the knees for crouching down in a firing position I guess.

Or it could just be a visual thing, many mecha (i.e. most gundam mobile suits) have seemingly useless armor attachments.
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Postby CyberXIII » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:45 pm

I always thought it was intended so an Angel wouldn't get smart and use a cutting weapon to hack an Eva's legs off at the knees...
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Postby Jesterhead » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:17 pm

CyberXIII wrote:I always thought it was intended so an Angel wouldn't get smart and use a cutting weapon to hack an Eva's legs off at the knees...


This sounds pretty reasonable to me. Same goes to the forearm 'pylons' and the elbow as well! But they also looks pretty darn snazzy! ;)

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Postby Orphan Of Darkness » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:48 am

Given the added weight of the pylons and upper body armor I believe they would be necessary for crouching and balance in other various positioning; as previously mentioned. They do provide an important joint with extra armor and shock insulation as well I guess.

Also, they look neat.
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Postby ObsessiveMathsFreak » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:04 pm

They just see to be stylised kneepads to me. Or extended shin guards.
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Postby NemZ » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:28 pm

CyberXIII wrote:I always thought it was intended so an Angel wouldn't get smart and use a cutting weapon to hack an Eva's legs off at the knees...


In which case it would still make more sense for the guards to be solidly affixed to the shin and thigh, not flexible in it's own right.
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Postby UltraBlackPilot » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:02 pm

CyberXIII wrote:I always thought it was intended so an Angel wouldn't get smart and use a cutting weapon to hack an Eva's legs off at the knees...

It could cut below the knees
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Postby Fazmotron » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:04 pm

1. Stops the knees bending the wrong way.
2. Added "knee to the face" damage.
3. Looks good.
4. lol plylons.
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Postby Gamer_2k4 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:52 am

UltraBlackPilot wrote:
Ironfoot wrote: Also, doing a driving knee kick makes it that much more painful with knee pylons.


But they never treid that before?
(I think)


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Postby Rock-Slash » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:01 am

Im going for the obvious answer and say is just to look cool, those pylons make the Eva even more heavy and give less movility, it also doesn't offer any kind of protection.

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Postby jayngfet » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:13 pm

UltraBlackPilot wrote:
Ironfoot wrote: Also, doing a driving knee kick makes it that much more painful with knee pylons.


But they never treid that before?
(I think)


I remember berzerk 01 doing that to sachiel in the manga. The knee pylons actually held up fairly well.
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Postby Teague » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:32 pm

Because an engineer was walking past Gendo's office one day, and could have sworn they heard "You must construct additional pylons"
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Postby UrsusArctos » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:01 pm

Teague wrote: "You must construct additional pylons"


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