You finally come to a decision over the positions of you and your comrades.
"Asuka, Misato, you go as Fielders, you two are dynamite in a team. Kaworu, you can be the Bowler, I have great confidence in your bowling ability. And Rei, you go Wicket-Keeper, your nerves of steel will help you greatly"
Your friends nod. "Sounds good" says Kaworu "Let us begin the match!"
You turn to Anno and his 4 Reitrons.
"We're ready when you are, Anno!" you call to him.
The beardy man grins, evilly. "Excellent!" he gestures to his minions.
"My creations, it is time!"
With a snap of his fingers, 5 Evangelion units are dropped into the crater, landing just beside the 4 Reitrons and Anno. 4 are conventional Mass Production Evangelions, albeit with accents on their paintwork the colour of their Pilot's hair. However, Anno's Evangelion has an almost human, suspiciously Christ-like face, a crown of thorns, 12 folded up wings, towering pylons, and a beard.
Your rivals ascend the elevators dropped with the units and enter the biological monstrosities.
"Oh, and one more thing" booms Anno's voice from the speakers of the Annovangelion "Wear these"
From out of the pylons of his Eva are flung 5 maid outfits, perfectly cut for you and your friends.
You hold up the dress in disbelief. "We can't wear these!" you protest.
Anno shrugs, his Eva shrugging with him. "Don't blame me, blame the readers. Not my idea. Now put the outfits on and get in the fookin' robots!"
"Alright, alright!" snaps Asuka "No need to get so impatient! What are you, stupid?"
"And as for YOU" thunders Anno "Any more of that lip and I'll kill you off in FINAL!"
Asuka scowls, and reluctantly starts to change into the outfit.
Eventually all 5 of you are wearing the ridiculous maid costumes and are inside your Evangelions (or Jet Alone, in Misato's case).
"This outfit looks sooooo stupid!" whines Asuka "I hate stockings!"
"Hmm, I don't know" says Kaworu "I find the dress particularly liberating. My legs have never felt better"
You can't help but agree. Although you would never admit it, the maid outfit is something of a guilty pleasure.
"Never been one for cosplay myself" says Misato "Unless it's a Space Battleship Yamato cosplay, in which case count me in!"
"Personally, I prefer the bondage outfit provided by the great Shinji-sama" croons Rei "It even had pockets to store celery"
Anno audibly knocks his head against the side of his Entry Plug.
"Adam on a bike, what have you done to my beloved series?" laments the creator.
"Enough filler" interjects he blonde Reitron "We must decide who is batting first"
Who should bat first?
1: Shinji and friends,
Or 2: The Anno Brigade?
Here lies Squigsquasher.