Floating Hair on Unit 01 in EoE

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Floating Hair on Unit 01 in EoE

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Postby BigSkeez0195 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:00 pm

Im a little confused on what im seeing near the end of End of Evangelion. We see Unit 01 floating in space after instrumentality has been rejected by Shinji and there's a dialogue from Yui. It appears that the Eva has some kind of white hair or something blowing in the cosmic breeze. Does anybody know what this is? Maybe i'm missing something

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Postby AdamMalkobitch » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:13 pm

I always interpreted that as Unit 01's head without her helmet. Since Evangelions are pretty much just giant humans, it'd make sense for them to have hair. It seems like mostly an A E S T H E T I C decision, seeing as how the only other part of her without her armor/restraints is the area around her core.
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Postby BigSkeez0195 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:36 pm

its always interesting to decipher whether there's meaning behind something as little as this. I feel like there's more to it. But can also understand the aesthetic reason. DAMN YOU ANNO!!!

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Postby Blockio » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:16 pm

There is one Eva that has hair all the time: (Type Beta, sadly only appears in a game and thus isnt canon)
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Postby BigSkeez0195 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:17 pm

It adds to the assertion that it could be hair though! better than anything i can think of. I always assumed they didn't have any reason to have hair. Certainly doesn't seem beneficial for combat.

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Postby Reichu » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:07 pm

It is indeed hair. The Evas seem to be hairless by default, same as Adam and Lilith are. I guess the implication is that Eva-01 changes in some way once she ascends to super-godhood and leaves Earth. Interesting to note that when she powers down her ATF, she "petrifies" -- it looks like she turns to stone. But clearly not in any complete or permanent sense, since later on the armor is purple with some gray patches. My best guess here is that there is a sort of cocoon motif in play here. The armor is going to turn to "stone" and be shed to reveal, little by little, Eva-01's post-Earth form. Too bad the last shot of Eva-01 wasn't a fully unarmored and transfigured being.


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