Reichu wrote:DarkBluePhoenix: The "different ending" you seem to be referring to was part of the original project plan for Rebuild, and no longer applies. That we won't get an ending anything like EoTV or EoE kind of goes without saying now, since the narrative has gone so far off the rails.
I wouldn't call Shinji killing himself "unexpected" at this point. Death would be an obvious and "easy" way out. What isn't so obvious is how the current narrative could be resolved WITHOUT him committing suicide. I mean, it's so not-obvious some of our regulars drive themselves crazy trying to resolve in their minds how in the world this could ever work.
Well, Asuka could catch him in the act and stop him, that would certainly resolve the issue of him not killing himself off. It would also be a turnaround from the series, seeing as Asuka found her mother afterwards, it would be an interesting change. But then again, Shikinami is not
Soryu, so we don't really know if their backstories are the same in regards to Kyoko, or if Kyoko was even her mother in rebuild.
But with the current narrative the way it is, the inevitable ending could be Shinji being dead. Unless Misato or Asuka talk to him, or Kaworu rouses him somehow from his stupor, or Rei II comes back, I don't see any logical way for Shinji not to take the easy way out and run away permanently. Shinji in the rebuild is an impulsive fool (if 3.0 and the EVA-13 incident isn't enough proof, then 2.0 and the battle with Zeruel shows that impulsiveness as well), so him taking his own life without thinking it through and then it being too late to save him would be an interesting fade to black.
But we really won't know for sure until Final
does come out, whenever that may be.
Bagheera wrote:Because we know Anno, and we know that "unexpected" is only part of his oeuvre. The guy doesn't do downer endings. Never has.
Who's to say things won't change? As Reichu pointed out, the story is off the rails, and the current story has us heading towards his death. So you can at least admit it's a possibility
. Looking at his works collectively as you mentioned, there are always outliers in statistical analysis. Just because the everything points to one conclusion, doesn't mean another possibility exists out there that is the opposite of the present data.
Also, I wouldn't exactly call the end of EoE a happy ending, it was quite morose in fact. If I recall, Shinji starts crying after trying to choke Asuka and she touches his face and says she feels sick.I didn't have any WAFF in that moment.
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