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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:05 am

So, in doing a minor edit to Shinji's wiki page, I noticed that there is a severe lack of an important page "Rei and Shinji (Relationship)" It seems hard to believe that there is an in depth discussion on Shinji's relationship with Asuka and Misato, but not about his relationship with Rei, either in the anime or manga. So, I'm hoping to help create the page, but I'm looking for feedback from the forum on what should be included and whatnot, seeing as this is a community project after all.
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Postby Cybermat47 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:18 am

I feel like most of their relationship was established immediately before and during the Ramiel episodes, with things staying mostly static afterwards, but then developing more with Rei II realising that she has romantic feelings towards Shinji, and Rei III’s abandonment of Gendo in favour of Shinji.
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Postby kuribo-04 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:32 pm

I would leave mentions of romantic feelings more ambiguos.
I think the same with Rei, but some people might interpret it differently.
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Postby Joseki » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:04 pm

Yeah, I agree on not giving a clear cut definition to Rei's feelings, even if they do seems quite romantic and maybe sexual.
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Postby AdamMalkobitch » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:06 pm

There should definitely be something there about Shinji experiencing a suppressed oedipus complex, maybe a feeling of needing to protect her because of how much of Yui he subconsciously sees in her.
https://youtu.be/bicPHRcaDEc


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