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Postby Fyrstorm » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:38 am

View Original PostRadicalRandy wrote:... eh?

They only interacted in 3.0, and their banter screamed to me that they were something like two cops; a good and a bad one forced to work with each other although they eventually had to get used to it and ended up just working well together in the workforce.

Mari picks on Asuka, almost reminiscent of an older sibling i.e. telling her that she just wanted to see "puppy-boy" again, bailing on her in the opening scene, etc.

Asuka calls her names, although they aren't something so much of a pet-name like "Stupid Shinji" but rather something like "Four-Eyed Crony" (in the dub, at least). I feel as if the distinction is important, as well as how she acts as Mari's superior.

I'm not saying that they don't work well together, it's just that I can't imagine them in a proper romantic context, but rather something like roommates.

Eh, well maybe I'm a bit spoiled by the fan content. Canon's a bit lacking in stuff, so my points there are kinda exaggerating if you look solely at what's official. Really, a good chunk of my appreciation for it is just due to the potential and fan content.

And yeah, that's an understandable point. It's just how we view things.
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Postby jcmoorehead » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:55 am

Funnily enough I'm the same with Mari/Rei as a pairing. We don't really see them interact outside of maybe one or two times but I can just see a lot of potential there for them for some reason.

My main pairing will always be Shinji/Asuka, there is something about the two of them that just seems to work for me. They just seem to complement one another really well in my eyes.

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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:00 am

jcmoorehead wrote:Funnily enough I'm the same with Mari/Rei as a pairing. We don't really see them interact outside of maybe one or two times but I can just see a lot of potential there for them for some reason.

My main pairing will always be Shinji/Asuka, there is something about the two of them that just seems to work for me. They just seem to complement one another really well in my eyes.

Couldn't have said it better myself, but hell, I'll try.

Rei/Mari just seems adorable, in the vein of straight man/comedian, and the potential for a loving and hilarious relationship is there given the right circumstances. As for Shinji/Asuka, again, with the right circumstances they could be great (like the S.I. Raising Project), and I just see them as being perfect for each other.

Unfortunately there is only four canon pairings, Kaji/Misato, Gendo/Yui, Gendo/Ritsuko, Kyoko/Langley, and maybe a fifth with Gendo/Naoko... and none of those qualify for best pair considering how they end up.

But the pairings we enjoy are what fanfiction is for.
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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:30 am

View Original Postjcmoorehead wrote:Funnily enough I'm the same with Mari/Rei as a pairing. We don't really see them interact outside of maybe one or two times but I can just see a lot of potential there for them for some reason.


That where I want the final rebuild movie to go because it means Rei doesn't get the short changed and she will get the chance to be loved. Plus Rei is basically like Yui daughter since she was created from her DNA so only furthers the reason for this pairing as Mari liked Yui in the manga but got rejected because Gendo was chosen over her and this would allow her character to get what she wants and give her a happy ending.

On the subject of Asuka/Mari though in rebuild I see them more as friends with benefits but saying this I'm open to them as a couple in AU fanfiction or as Mari taking on the older sibling role in some form and looking out for Asuka.
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Postby MuscleRobo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:16 am

I'm a big Shinji Asuka shipper. They're just so cute together! Plus if they got to grow up and mature a little I think they would've really helped each other overcome their separate insecurities. Perhaps that'd make them co-dependent? Oh well, still adorable and I'll still make fan art.

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Postby Joseki » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:25 am

Mari is too mentally stable to be in a relationship with any of the main cast, MxR/A/S would be too sane and un-Eva. :tongue:
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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:31 am

View Original PostDarkBluePhoenix wrote:But the pairings we enjoy are what fanfiction is for.


Very true ^_^
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Postby RadicalRandy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:00 pm

View Original PostMuscleRobo wrote:I'm a big Shinji Asuka shipper. They're just so cute together! Plus if they got to grow up and mature a little I think they would've really helped each other overcome their separate insecurities. Perhaps that'd make them co-dependent? Oh well, still adorable and I'll still make fan art.


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Joseki wrote:Mari is too mentally stable to be in a relationship with any of the main cast, MxR/A/S would be too sane and un-Eva. :tongue:


Aha, I've figured it out: Mari x Shigeru confirmed.
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Postby Snow » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:12 pm

View Original PostRadicalRandy wrote:


Aha, I've figured it out: Mari x Shigeru confirmed.


What a time to be alive. I would love to see Shigeru somewhere, though. The nihillist doesn't get enough airtime.
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:12 pm

MariSuka works great, we have unambiguous proof of such thanks to Suimame.

MariRei seems weird to me, as I tend to think they'd be confused by one another and get bored really quickly. I mean, if Mari teases Shinji or Asuka she gets a pleasing reaction, but if she teased Rei she'd get nothing but frustration. I don't really see it.
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Postby Joseki » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:34 pm

View Original PostRadicalRandy wrote:Aha, I've figured it out: Mari x Shigeru confirmed.


Mari x Kensuke, with her making fun of him for not being a pilot and then kissing him.
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:40 pm

Bagheera wrote:MariRei seems weird to me, as I tend to think they'd be confused by one another and get bored really quickly. I mean, if Mari teases Shinji or Asuka she gets a pleasing reaction, but if she teased Rei she'd get nothing but frustration. I don't really see it.

Well, maybe Mari wants someone who doesn't always react, and the challenge would then be to make them react in some way. You know, the conquest or whatever, making Rei laugh at something would keep her very interested.

MuscleRobo wrote:I'm a big Shinji Asuka shipper. They're just so cute together! Plus if they got to grow up and mature a little I think they would've really helped each other overcome their separate insecurities. Perhaps that'd make them co-dependent? Oh well, still adorable and I'll still make fan art.

Well, co-dependence aside... they both need people around them to make them happy, so I don't think they would really think it's anything but normal to be dependent on others (Shinji for approval, and Asuka for attention).
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Postby Redgirl01 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:14 am

View Original PostBagheera wrote:Bite your tongue, fool.

As to the OP, I love the idea of Mari/Kaworu. Mari would be completely immune to Kaworu's "I am an Angel here to CRUSH YOUR SOUL" bullshit, and seeing him taken completely off-balance like that would be delightful.


Bite your tongue and fool? You're just defending too much. Some people are going to call the characters overrated and that's just an opinion, nothing serious. Some people just don't like Ritsuko or Misato.

I'm a big Shinji Asuka shipper. They're just so cute together! Plus if they got to grow up and mature a little I think they would've really helped each other overcome their separate insecurities. Perhaps that'd make them co-dependent? Oh well, still adorable and I'll still make fan art.


That would be cool.
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Postby Sachi » Wed May 03, 2017 10:20 am

View Original PostRedgirl01 wrote:Bite your tongue and fool? You're just defending too much. Some people are going to call the characters overrated and that's just an opinion, nothing serious. Some people just don't like Ritsuko or Misato.

He was being tongue in cheek. A joke. I would advise against* going into threads looking to criticize other users. We're here to have fun and share in our love of Eva.

Edit: *thanks for pointing that out typo. ^_^
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Postby Redgirl01 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:31 am

View Original PostSachi wrote:He was being tongue in cheek. A joke. I would advise going into threads looking to criticize other users. We're here to have fun and share in our love of Eva.


Oh..
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Wed May 03, 2017 10:39 am

Sachi wrote:I would advise going into threads looking to criticize other users.

I think you mean advise against going into threads...
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Postby Redgirl01 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:49 am

View Original PostDarkBluePhoenix wrote:I think you mean advise against going into threads...


yeah, i think that's what he meant.:tongue:
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Postby RadicalRandy » Wed May 03, 2017 3:34 pm

Hey hey hey. I say we get back to the original purpose of this thread.

That being said, Shigeru x Air Guitar is probably the best pair.
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Postby Snow » Wed May 03, 2017 4:06 pm

View Original PostRadicalRandy wrote:Hey hey hey. I say we get back to the original purpose of this thread.

That being said, Shigeru x Air Guitar is probably the best pair.

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They sure are high on the list. Shame Hyuga and Ibuki never got their wish, though.
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Postby big_big_bozo » Wed May 03, 2017 4:36 pm

Semi-related; I used to chat with a guy that swore by his Asuka x friggin Arael pairing, and he was dead serious. It struck me as incredibly absurd and a just a lil' bit disturbing, but he was hellbent on convincing me otherwise. From what I recall, he basically pitched it as "the only characters that truly understand eachother", given the mind-rape and all. He wrote a ton of fanfiction about it, basically changing the events of Ep 22 to allow for a ""romance"" between the two trans-dimensional lovers to blossom, wherin Arael helps Asuka come to terms with her Mother, while she teaches him the basics of human emotion and vulnerability.

But really, I think it was just a dumb pretense to get his waifu to grind up on some sexy space molecules. The whole Instrumentality ordeal also makes this pairing somewhat irrelevant (and no less stomach churning), but he wasn't budging. Goddamn perv. Still a funny guy tho, and not a bad writer in spite of the subject matter.

This also reminds me of someone that wrote a Giantess smutfic involving GNR, Shinji, AND Kaworu, but I won't go into that weirdo shit in this thread.

As for my favorite pairing, I'm a bit partial to Shinji x Rei, but I acknowledge Shinji x Asuka as the end-all-be-all canon pairing, for obvious reasons.
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