Eva Yojimbo wrote:I'm not sure if it's been mentioned before, but there's a constant running theme of hands throughout the series. It's interesting that Lilith (and supposedly Adam's) Doors of Guf are in the palms of their hands. What are the Guf Doors? The doors through which life/souls enter and exit. What do we see in Shinji's masturbation but the substance from which life comes from in his hand.
These constant running themes are all throughout NGE and EoE is where they were all pulled together.
Eva Yojimbo wrote:Very doubtful as this theme of hands is reiterated time and time again throughout the series:tinmeigut wrote:So full of imagination you are. I wonder if these are only mere coincidence.
*Shinji's constant clenching/unclenching of his hand
*Gendo fusing Adam's body into his hand.
*Shinji masturbating and it ending up in his hand.
*Kaworu's constant hiding of his hands (watch 24').
*The piercing of Sho's hands by the MPE's Lances.
*View of Adam as Giant of Light's hands during 2I (the last shot we see of the Light Giant before the views of 2I's effect from space).
*An eerily similar occurance when GNK reaches out with his hands to grab the ToL Sho in EoE (thanks to Reichu for pointing the last two out).
*Finally, the reveal that the Doors of Guf are in the hands with Lilith during EoE.
That would be ALOT of coincidences.
*The black holes in Adam's eyes during 2I
*The black holes in GNR's eyes during 3I
*The red eyes of both Kaworu and Rei
Finally, to bring them together, we have all 3 Evas suffering from hand/eye injuries:
*We see Rei's arm/eye bandaged when Shinji arrives at Nerv.
*We see Sho's arm/eye damaged in the 1st episode fight with Sachiel
*We see Ni's (and Asuka's) arm/eye damaged in EoE.
*Black hole where Adam's core would be in 2I
*Piercing of Sho's core in 3I with the Lance, and the reveal of a black something inside (again, thanks to Reichu for this find).
*The idea that souls likely reside in the core.
This is everything I can think of (at the moment), so any theories on how all of these things are linked? I'm thinking right now that the black cores, as holders of souls, is very reminiscent to the Black Moon: The place where LDO's souls originated from. In 3I we see souls flowing from the Earth, to the hands (Guf Doors) of Lilith, into the Black Moon. Where do eyes fit into this equation?