For several months, a theory obsess me, literally, it does not happen a day without I think about it. I can not handle it anymore. I need your help.
This theory comes from a video-review trilogy created by Mickael J (Mickael J is a Corsican critic, I could tell you a lot about him, in good as in bad, but it would be too long).
Rather than the summary, I translate it and transcribe it:
And this one that Shinji will have to choose.
Yeah, Sorry (for) the fangirls who wrote a lot of fanfictions about Shinji and Rei.
But, that true, he must choose Asuka.
Rei is, grosso modo, a (sexual) fantasy, she is the girl, such the Man would like: Obedient, Beautiful, No embarrassment to be naked, Smiling only for you. And because this series is for the otakus, blue hair and piloting a giant robot. For many, this is the perfect woman.
Basically, a doll. [Excerpt from Evangelion, Rei say “I'm not a doll”.] You are wrong, you are a doll. But, the audience starts to believe it, because Shinji try to believe it. In the same way as an otaku who falls in love with his pillow with a sexy babe draw on.
While Asuka is a real woman.
The one that grumpiness, the one that often complains, the one with whom we have problems in common, the one will not let you get an eyeful easily, the one that is impulsive, weird. Basically, a real woman. Not a fantasy version of women. And, to get out of his cocoon, Shinji must agree to give up Rei. And agree to be with Asuka.
I have three hypotheses:
1]I'm a fucking idiot who did not understand something implicitly understood by everyone, and you have the right to stone me for that.
2]This is a theory that circulates on the web but that I did not know.
3]This is his own theory, and if this is true, he never specifies it in his video.
In any case, I do not agree with this theory. Really disagree. I have ten thousand reasons to think so.
But rather than explain them all (because this text is already too long) I prefer to specify this important thing:
My favorite character is Rei.
And as you know, we are rarely objective with our favorite character.
And because I am conscious of my subjectivity. I ask, fans of Evangelion, who probably had a better knowledge of the background than me, your opinion.
Whether you agree or disagree, answer please.
I really need external opinions.