jcmoorehead wrote:The BM-01/02 thing I found to be quite interesting and it was only on the third time I watched 3.33 I really noticed and started to think about the significance of it. It is something I'll be coming back to when I write the sequel to Hand.Cannot.Erase. I kinda of assumed the BM stood for something like Biomass, so an implication that whatever 01/02 was it was supposed to be some sort of living being.
My idea was that the BM01/02 didn't cause Actual Third Impact but did pose a threat in some fashion so they were very wary when BM03 appeared and it turned out to look like Shinji.
Since I'm a firm believer in the sequel theory, I think it was called BM because it was a Bio-Organic Manipulation, kinda like when Shinji was viewing himself in those alternate realities with Lilith. Like the "real" Shinji wasn't there and something that was similar to him was, and Lilith thinking it was Shinji granted him his desire, which was most likely implanted into it by Gendo.