Did you really hate Ritsuko from day 1? I mean, I know she doesn't treat the pilots very well, but there are other aspects to her character, I think. In other words, is that hyperbole, or do you mean that literally?
No, that was what the initial reason why I disliked her. However, after watching the series a few times through, I picked up on a few things.
She's a hypocrite: She says she hates her mother, but acts just like her. Riding the Gendo train, do her mother's exact job at NERV, and in the manga, she choked out Rei II for giving her lip. Add in her working for Wille to destroy NERV essentially ignoring the fact she helped build NERV and the Evangelions, just makes her even more hypocritical. Also her little "everyone is going to die when I press this" bullshit in EoE, her mother's identity as a women says no, while Ritsuko's identity as a woman is trying to fuck over Gendo by destroying his plan.
She's a bitch: She acts cold towards others, even at times towards her best friend
Misato. She treats the pilots with little or no respect, considering what they have to do, but she treats Shinji the best out of all of them. She treats Rei like she's a ragdoll, and I don't think she really sees her as a person (spare parts and all) Now I realize her job is to keep the Evas working, but she could have a little
compassion, considering she gets to stay inside the base while children fight for humanity, she could turn it down from 11 to like a 5 or 6. She even blew apart all the Rei's in the tank because she was a little mad, and exposed what Rei really was to Shinji.
In essence I disliked her at the beginning, and held out a bit of hope, but as the show went on, she became even more of a dislikeable person, and so, every time I hear her talk in the anime or movies, I tune her out and roll my eyes. I know there are other aspects to her character, like her being sexually abused by SEELE, which is as reprehensible as what Shinji did to Asuka in EoE, but the other aspects of her character, don't make up for her bad qualities, even if she is only living in her mother's shadow.
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