I dont mean to be insulting, and I apologize if I cross the line of being too personal (in which case I will delete this comment), but I think it would be a good idea for you to rewatch Ep. 16-26, especially the parts where the angels try communicating with the pilots to get a better understanding of their characters and the psychology behind them.
Oh, it's been a while now since I watched the series, the second time actually (which was probably about two years ago, the first time being back in 2013). But I guess that wasn't enough to get a good understanding of the show and characters. And I call myself an EVA fan?
But at least I still have the manga collection, all 3 in one editions, so I guess that's something.
Oh, and don't worry, you didn't cross the line.
I think you're right that I should watch the series again. It might be a bit of a brutal watch, (especially EoE) but it might be worth a shot.
AdamMalkobitch wrote:I personally believe that you're refusing to acknowledge that Asuka is a damaged child, forced into piloting a horrifying beast, both because she's ordered to, and it's all she believes she's good for.
Yeah, I've had about several people telling me that now, and I realized that I might be coming off as a bit of a jackass for denying Asuka's potential for doing more good and for blatantly ignoring her pain and suffering, believing it to be her form of punishment. But apparently, I was in the wrong here. As many people had responded, I was being nothing more than a sadist, one with a twisted mind set. If I did that sort of judgement to a real person, I would have people telling that I'm an asshole and I suck. And I think that's the case with Asuka here. If I have been judging her for her faults while thinking that her positive traits were non existent, what would that make me? I guess that makes me no different than some of the characters in the show who does judge her and quite possibly gave her a hard time, which practically makes me
the bully, one of the things I despised in life.
And as pwhodges had told me numerous of times, I have been denying the goodness I had been hoping to find in Asuka's heart, as well as the possibility that she would move on from her problems and grow into a better person in her time after the event of third impact. Although I'm not sure if she could ever forgive Shinji for the things he did (even the things he didn't
do), but I had hoped she could at least let go of the grudges she may have had against him, look past his faults as he would look past hers, and maybe find some way to get along for once. I guess we're not sure what Anno's original intention was for these two, but I was hoping it would've ended on a good note.
I guess I have been denying the possible goodness in Asuka because I had felt that it wouldn't be in her character to do good things for people, believing her to be selfish and not caring for other people. But if that were case, if I was just judging people for the many negative things while ignoring the goodness in them, then I guess I was no more than a hypocrite, a judgemental person letting his negative view on the character blind me the possibility of her improving as a person, as most probably would.
So I guess you can go ahead and judge me as you like, I will be accepting of my responsibility.