esselfortium wrote:If you have to destroy the plug to kill the Angel, it would make a whole lot more sense to destroy it in a way that would actually affect an amorphous blob, like melting it or something. By crushing the plug to kill a fungal growth in it, you might as well be trying to punch a bowl of pudding to death.
On the other hand, it worked. After Eva-01 bit the plug, the Angel died (rainbow). Given the animalistic behavior of the D.S., it probably didn't come to it's conclusions through any kind of reasoning or tactical considerations, but simply followed the "hurt it unti it's dead" method. And since, as i said, this approach proved to be successful, it can be assumed without much of a hassle that the Angel's actual physical configuration (the fungal infection thing is just an analogy we viewers use to desribe it amongst ourselves, it's not like the Angel is actaully some species of fungus) was such that crushing the Entry Plug lead to it's demise.
It probably formed a core similar to the usual red ball somewhere inside the Entry Plug, and Eva-01 managed to break that when it clamped down on said Plug.