Ok. Here's something that I've been thinking about for a while. I want to do a story that takes place 25 years after the original series and want to know what you guys think. Sorry if it's a bit long and nonsensical. Just lost my original post after working on it for a while.
The premise is as follows:
25 years after the angel attacks on Tokyo-3 Shinji and Asuka are adults and married with two kids (Who are two pre-existing characters retooled and are also rookie Eva Pilots). The couple are senior officers/soldiers/Eva pilots for a resistance against the remnants of the scummier parts of NERV as well as the remnants of SEELE who have merged into a new faction: FRACTURE. Based out of the new underground Tokyo-3, resistance frontline and mission commanders are corrupt, and higher-ups in the organisation are not willing to do anything. As a result, Shinji, Asuka and a subsection of the resistance consider resorting to taking drastic measures to finally bring an end to the conflict; when someone manages to locate an old ally and friend.
Meanwhile, Former NERV Captain: Misato Katsuragi has become a wanderer and somewhat of an urban legend who tends to leave a trail of destruction if provoked. She is rumoured to leave bases and strongholds destroyed and many people either crippled or dead. Some even suggest that she manages to shake off being damaged and shot at without even being fazed.
These urban legends will all make sense later as I intend to go into detail what 2nd and 3rd impact did to her. One concept I have is that she may have been infected with angel DNA from the 2nd impact, and instrumentality triggered that part of her.
Having survived two impacts, she has changed immensely. Over the past 25 years, she has become embittered, violent, and reclusive only becoming more so due to losing many she met over those years. In secret, she longs for better times in the past and is very emotional, losing it after hearing about Shinji and Asuka's resistance escapades.
When Misato is tipped off to the resistance, Shinji jumps at the opportunity to reunite and reconnect with his former guardian and convince her to lead and fight alongside him. Due to previous issues with Misato, Asuka is not so willing to have her return. As Shinji would later find out when he clashes with Misato and coming out second-best, she isn’t willing to return either, despite him bringing his children along. The former NERV mission commander only begrudgingly agrees to become the commander to the resistance after it is forced on her as punishment for nearly killing the current corrupt one.
Seeing how much has changed since she was last in Tokyo-3 and how the people she met all those years ago have changed as well as realising how much of an urban legend she has become, only serves to make her feel more isolated and out of place feeding her inner demons and insecurities.
To top it all off, Shinji decides to house Misato in his home much like what she did for him 25 years ago. This threatens to tear apart his relationship and marriage with Asuka who absolutely detests Misato for the latter’s failure to help her when she most needed it.While their kids are caught in the middle and are unable to do anything. Will they lay past differences and grudges to rest, conquer their inner demons and come out victorious?
EOTV never occurred. While EOE plays out much differently. In the case of EOE:
Misato’s ‘Sacrifice’ galvanises him to save Asuka, not just to help her but also not lose another person in his life and keep a promise to Misato to keep growing and become a better, stronger person. The MPE fight still happens, but the conclusion is like the Manga interpretation. While the Hospital scene is very different to both EOE and the Manga. I don’t plan on exploring the new EOE instrumentality in this timeline at this point.
The story will feature all the characters in the original series like: Rei, Toji, Kensuke, Hikari, Ritsuko, Maya, Kaworu etc. The Shinji/Asuka relationship and family has been done multiple times admittedly, but what would set it apart from most ‘Future Eva’ stories, is that Misato will be the main character of the story. Without Misato, Shinji and Asuka’s Marriage is very happy. (They had 25 years to solve any issues they had.)
Not sure what to call the resistance other than what I’ve been saying. I don’t want to use WILLE, mainly to better set it apart from the rebuilds.
If you want to know who the two kids will be: They’re Mana and Mari. And yes, they may not be the only characters retooled or rewritten. And some Retcons could occur if I want to go there.
I’ll write some character notes in the next few months. Though I will say, Misato's design would be based on her 3.33 design, only more... casual if that makes sense?
I am also considering three titles for this:
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Versus
Neon Versus Evangelion
Which title do you think is the best?
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