Why I Don't Like Mari

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Postby kuribo-04 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:50 am

∆ Which is IMO the reason she is in Rebuild.
It would have feel forced for another character to give Shinji the little speech she gives him after Kaworu's death.
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Postby Blockio » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:55 am

View Original Postkuribo-04 wrote:∆ Which is IMO the reason she is in Rebuild.
It would have feel forced for another character to give Shinji the little speech she gives him after Kaworu's death.

Not just that, practically every scene with her would have feel forced with any other character. Asukas pride would have never allowed her to sacrifice a Unit or rely on its beastial form ( because that would make people question her her piloting skills and stuff), Rei mindlessly charging would be super out of character, Kaworu is already occupied and seeing any of the classmates suddenly go full on berserker is possibly the most unreasonable thing of them all - and thats just covering Ha, I dont think Q needs any explanation as to why any other character wouldnt work
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:21 am

^ So she's Mana, but better... way better.
God it hurts to compare Mari to that Frankenstein character......
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Postby Blockio » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:18 am

View Original PostDarkBluePhoenix wrote:^ So she's Mana, but better... way better.
God it hurts to say that......

Eh, I am not sure Mana would have worked... I cant really see her pulling off the beast mode
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:25 am

^ No, not that Mana would have worked, I hate Mana (thoughts for a different thread). I just meant that Mari is like Mana in the sense that she's there to fill a role neither Asuka or Rei could convincingly fill.
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Postby ACGT-Samael » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:50 pm

View Original PostDarkBluePhoenix wrote:^ No, not that Mana would have worked, I hate Mana (thoughts for a different thread). I just meant that Mari is like Mana in the sense that she's there to fill a role neither Asuka or Rei could convincingly fill.


Every character in every story ever is there to fill a specific role that, at least as far as the writer is concerned, another character in the same story could not. Get rid of the bridge bunnies and reassign their dialogue to Misato, Gendo and Fuyutsuki, for example.

Again, what Mari does best is contrast to other characters. You couldn't have a pilot more far removed from Rei and Shinji, and she even stands out from Asuka really strongly. The way she and Asuka play off each of in Q is beautiful, and it's what makes me wish that was done with the others as well.


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