3.33 Tonal Shift

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The third installment debuted in Japan on November 17, 2012.

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Postby AdamMalkovitch » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:56 am

View Original PostGuy Nacks wrote:I could not disagree more and I have no clue how you think the kid, who is borderline catatonic at the end of the film, is in a better place than he was at the end of episode 24. In addition to indirectly causing Kaworu's death, he has been made to believe that he is the DIRECT cause of the ruination of the entire world...this is not something that NGE!Shinji was burdened with.

I'm on board here. Overall, it seems like Neon Genesis Shinji, while more depressed and unstable, seemed to use that to make himself stronger, whereas New Theatrical Shinji is more prone to action and doing things for himself, but is very fragile, and behind the bravado and strength shown at the end of Break, is just the scared kid he was in Neon Genesis.
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Postby Sachi » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:57 am

I moved the tangent about Shinji drowning himself in EoE here: post/876015/Was-emo-Shinji-becoming-AN-HERO-in-25/#876015
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Postby BlueBasilisk » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:49 pm

View Original PostACGT-Samael wrote:Because the Shinji at home end of Episode 24 was so despondent he was already veering towards suicide. Look at the start of EoE, which immediately follows on from 24. He tried to drown himself, then became so dejected he wouldn't physically move.

Shinji at the end of 3.33 took far less coaxing to get up and start walking, and here he actually has his fellow pilots to push him off in a direction of action, rather than sit and rot.

Right. He still has Asuka and Rei there with him, and even though Asuka's mad at him she still cares enough that she tracked him down and rescued him, and he isn't nearly as combative with her as he was Misato.

He also has the opportunity to learn the truth about Kaworu and the Third Impact. There's nowhere left for him to run and nobody to feed him lies and half-truths except Gendo. Those are going to be bitter pills for Shinji to swallow, I'm sure, but the truth will probably be liberating too. Shinji is still in a bad place personally but the circumstances around him are totally different and that gives him more avenues for progress than he had in the tv series.
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