Reichu wrote:BrikHaus wrote:I imagine their heights are about as consistent as the heights of the Evas.
You mean they'll shrink and grow depending on their surroundings, but maintain the same ratios relative to one another? :?
Uhh... sure. Actually, what I think is: for example, the animators tried to make sure that Misato always appeared taller than Shinji, but they didn't really put too much thought into exact measurements, or making sure everyone was always in exact proportion to one another.
Unless somebody obsessively demonstrates this is true by comparing the characters to objects of "known height" (aside from Misato, who apparently doesn't count...), I'll just give the show the benefit of the doubt here.
I was under the impression that all the heights were fanwankings with the exception of Misato. Or has Gainax released official heights? If that's the case, no one could really argue with it.
Although, I do have to wonder why it is that none of the children grow. Since Shinji is 14, he's at the peak of linear growth for boys, and should become taller as the show goes on, assuming the time line comprises a number of months. But he doesn't grow at all, which makes me think that the animators weren't too concerned with heights being accurate at all. The same goes for the girls, although their peak linear growths would have been earlier. Unless Shinji has some sort of Growth Hormone deficiency, possibly due to a loss of function Pituitary tumor. That could explain his stunted growth, but certainly he'd have other problems as well. [/invoke Zugzwang]
And Keel at 5'3"??? Do we ever see him stand up at any point to make this assessment?