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by ACGT-Samael
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Progressive Knife
Replies: 44
Views: 10118

Re: Progressive Knife

It can be easy to forget based on their head designs and armour, but the Evas are meant to be human, which informs a lot of their design traits. For a completely mechanical being like a Jaeger or a Cybertronian, sure, integrated blades work. Organic Evas not only have nowhere to store them, but it t...
by ACGT-Samael
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

VUX#879347 wrote:I was always confused by one subject, do Eva’s have skin, or are they skinless, cause sometimes they look like they have just muscle.


They do have skin, yes, it just appears to be very tightly pulled over their musculature. That I think is just a common stylistic thing with anime.
by ACGT-Samael
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life
Replies: 245
Views: 91010

Re: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life

So you’re saying that the angels don’t remember what their “ancestors” look like? More or less. Think of it like that tale of the blind men who each touch part of an elephant and claim to know its entire shape. The Angels don't have a concrete idea of what the FAR looked like, only vague notions, a...
by ACGT-Samael
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

Than why do they even have nostrils if they don’t need oxygen to live? That's hard to say without more insight into the FAR. Perhaps they're the vestigial remnants of a more sophisticated nasal structure that just hasn't disappeared yet. Perhaps smell was useful to a limited extent but not enough t...
by ACGT-Samael
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life
Replies: 245
Views: 91010

Re: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life

I think the reason Evangelions look nothing like their Angel brethren is because Nerv purposely made them that way, to make them less alien in appearance. It's possible, but I have the AT-FIELD idea is the one most likely to be correct. Since the AT-FIELD responds to our perception of self, it's po...
by ACGT-Samael
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

I know that this is off topic, but why don’t Eva’s possess a prominent nose, since they have just nostrils It's actually not off topic since it is an anatomy question. The reason Homo sapiens has a prominent nose is because we evolved it based on how smell played into our survival. The current theo...
by ACGT-Samael
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

Maybe the Evsngelions can morph a small amount of their biology at will, such as sharpening their fingernails and extending their teeth, is that a possibility. I mean, they do appear to have a certain level of metamorphic capability given the process necessary for Unit-01 to requisition Zeruel's S2...
by ACGT-Samael
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

For Eldritch horrors yes. Evas though are meant to be more of a humanoid abomination / uncanny Valley deal, with a lot of features meant for Hammer in that point. It's why they have fingernails, omnivorous teeth and binocular vision despite the lack of actual biological imperatives for any of them.
by ACGT-Samael
Thu May 31, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

I'm not surprised given everything else wev seen and what I've heard about how the show was written that the metal plates resembling teeth are essentially the result of confusion over an idea that wasn't fully fleshed out yet. Shots like the one in 26' must then be an attempt to weld the two ideas t...
by ACGT-Samael
Thu May 31, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"

I don't doubt SEELE intended to guide the process in some way, but I do wonder if you've maybe got the causality backwards. Episode 19 and Air establish that extremely high Synchro rates result in stronger Evas, especially with AT-Fields. Meanwhile, 18 shows us the Dummy System can't produce very hi...
by ACGT-Samael
Thu May 31, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"

[...] Rei's once-lovely face being shown decayed and wounded like theirs. If you're talking about the shot of what appears to be a damaged Lilith face with an eyeball peering out of a brain, I'm fairly certain that's the MP Unit whose upper jaw/cranium Asuka smashed, reformed in a grotesque way due...
by ACGT-Samael
Wed May 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

Given that brains are 60% fat, and fat dissolves into an oil as it melts, a melting brain should be clear fluid with chunks, which wouldn't look like foam. The only other guess I have is it's the cerebrospinal fluid, but that should look like water. We'd gonna have to argue hard core artistic licenc...
by ACGT-Samael
Wed May 30, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Progressive Knife
Replies: 44
Views: 10118

Re: Re:

Rei dos have a prog knife I think! I the battle against Sahaquiel? Yeah, it's either Sahaquiel or maybe Matarael but either way it's the only mission where she uses it. It's also only in NGE, with Rebuild omitting her Prog Knife entirely. Also, Asuka's knife seems woefully inefficient because of th...
by ACGT-Samael
Mon May 28, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

I always thought that the bubbling flesh is supposed to show that the lance replica was glowing hot when entering and caused the flesh to boil I mean I guess it's technically possible the Lance was superheated to a temperature that would render flesh (based on the bubbling it's less boiling and mor...
by ACGT-Samael
Sun May 27, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

@ACGT-Samael: The brains looking like "couscous" as you mentioned is something I've got absolutely nothing for. Even the damned MP Evas have normal-looking brains. About the irises, there's a reason you can't see them anymore: https://wiki.evageeks.org/images/0/0c/M25_C563_anim.gif (I lov...
by ACGT-Samael
Sat May 26, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Favorite crazy Evangelion theories
Replies: 478
Views: 62508

Re: Favorite crazy Evangelion theories

Here's an interesting one for you... Somebody I spoke to recently interpreted Kaworu (and to a lesser extent Rei) as an allegory for gender dysphoria. The long and short of it is they both seem to express a certain level of unhappiness based on a feeling of being in the "wrong" body, since...
by ACGT-Samael
Sat May 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

The "stylized black" argument mainly pertains to colors like blue being used as highlights . This doesn't even work for Misato's hair (which we had a long and painful thread about at one point...) since both the base color and the highlights are clearly purple. Now, take another look at E...
by ACGT-Samael
Sat May 26, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life
Replies: 245
Views: 91010

Re: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life

A tidbit oft information: the DNA oft a human is roughly 2 meters long. 99% oft that is rubbish with no value in terms oft information to make stuff. It only exists because it can copy itself very well. Info out of :" A short story about everything" a book from 2003 If the source for that...
by ACGT-Samael
Sat May 26, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 56
Views: 4048

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

I'm still not sure there's anything too weird about Unit-02's skin. I always assumed that it's supposed to be more of a true black in-universe, and the use of a more blue shade is to allow better detail and contrast, like how Misato's hair is slightly purple instead of true black when all other actu...
by ACGT-Samael
Fri May 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1576

Re: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question

Oh christ I do my best to forget that page exists. So many of my misconceptions about Evangelion came from that page, it's probably the worst place to go to learn anything about Evangelion other than the internet in general. The writer is clearly a surface level fan, insisting that EoE was Anno's r...

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