Reichu wrote:@ DarkBluePhoenix: This has been effectively ruled out by the Mark.09's full appellation. As BlueBasilisk mentioned, the Mark.09 is called the FIRST Adams' Vessel, implying there are or were others. Also take note that Mark.09 is repeatedly called "Adams' Vessel" in the film, but when Eva-13 awakens, it's just called an "Adam(s)". This doesn't make much sense unless two different concepts are being referred to. Mark.09 is clearly related to the Adams in some way, but it is not an Adam(s) per se.
Well, technically Unit-13 is also called a "Surviving Adam" (best way of translating "Adams no Ikinokori that preserves the meaning, since "Adams' Survivor" sounds more like a person who survived Second Impact to Anglophone ears) which could either just mean it's still functioning or suggest at least one of the Adams did not survive. Again, more context needed.
Either side though, you're right that the differing terminology rules out Mark.09 as an Adam, though the exact connection to the Wunder remains hazy.
Well, you say "nobody", but I post stuff like this (post linked to earlier):
"Thing You Quoted"
...and it just gets ignored. If nothing else, it's proof that fanwanking using the surface level meaning is possible. People are just unwilling to do it. For some reason.
Probably because people think of Evangelion as this onion of a show where the surface layer exists solely for the story's sake and holds no actual meaning. Or something like that.