Eva's Cockpits

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Postby Talon [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:06 pm

I was watching Evangelion on Adult Swim last Saturday and something caught my eye. It was episode 13, Liliputian Hitcher, when they were testing the pilot's synch ratio without interference of a plug suit. A display showing the three pilots sitting in their entry plugs was shown right before they were inserted into the simulation Eva bodies. Shinji has some sort of metallic seatbelt around him while Asuka and Rei don't. My question is, would there be any significant reason why the inside of Shinji's entry plug is designed differently than Asuka's or Rei's?

Originally posted on: 31-Jan-2006, 22:02 GMT

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Postby Mr. Tines [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:06 pm

It probably has to do with the fact that the girls' torsos are being concealed. But I shall have to look at that scene again.

Originally posted on: 31-Jan-2006, 22:37 GMT

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Postby The Eva Monkey [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:06 pm

I've always been curious about this myself, and have never found anything to indicate why Shinji's entry plug has additional component around the waist.

As you can see here, Shinji's plug includes an additional component:

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And this component is visible again when he is in unit 00 in episode 14.

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Rei doesn't have it in Unit 01 in episode 14:

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Or when in Unit 01 in episode 19.

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It is not Unit specific, but specific to Shinji. It would be interesting if anyone could turn up something showing that the additional component is specific to male pilots. But I doubt it would be something as silly as that.

Originally posted on: 31-Jan-2006, 23:04 GMT

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Postby MagicianCamille [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:06 pm

It's cause Shinji has balls(supposedly).

Originally posted on: 31-Jan-2006, 23:11 GMT

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Postby K2Grey [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:06 pm

It is probably there for the same reason that Shinji's plugsuit has some stuff on his chest and Rei and Asuka's dont'?

Originally posted on: 31-Jan-2006, 23:45 GMT

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Postby Mr. Uematsu [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

MagicianCamille wrote:It's cause Shinji has balls(supposedly).


I lol'd, but honestly, I think that would be the most logical answer.

Originally posted on: 31-Jan-2006, 23:49 GMT

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Postby AsukaxSohryux [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

As Eva Monkey pointed out, its not Unit specific. Maybe it helps Shinji sync better or he just feels more comfortable having a seatbelt Image .

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 00:09 GMT

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Postby Treize X [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

K2Grey wrote:It is probably there for the same reason that Shinji's plugsuit has some stuff on his chest and Rei and Asuka's dont'?


Note that Toji and Kaworu have the same items on their plugsuits, as well. I would presume this is a gender-specific thing.

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 00:11 GMT

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Postby Colossus [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

I usually like to think that Shinji is "The Chosen One" that is why he has sometimes abnormal readings in the Eva.Even more so than Rei at times.

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 00:32 GMT

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Postby K2Grey [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

Shinji has abnormal readings because he has a proactive mom, that's all.

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 01:24 GMT

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Postby AsukaxSohryux [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

K2Grey wrote:Shinji has abnormal readings because he has a proactive mom, that's all.


Hehe! Image

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 01:36 GMT

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Postby Talon [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

Hell... the most logical reason I can think of why Shinji's entry plug has that metal component is that it somehow directs the pain away from the ballsackular region so when Unit-01 gets hit in the balls Shinji doesn't have to feel the mind numbing pain which would most definitely distract him from the dangerous, explosion causing angel right in front of him.

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 01:51 GMT

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Postby The Eva Monkey [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

A Shinji to Asuka comparison shot:

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Another two shots of Asuka's cockpit:

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Sadly the only shot of Touji in the plug doesn't show the mechanics:

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However, in the manga you get to see more:

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Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 02:27 GMT

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Postby The Eva Monkey [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

(Second post, max number of images encountered)

In the anime, you never get to see much of Kaworu in the plug, but in the manga, you get to see him with the same configuration as Touji, a cross between Shinji and Asuka/Rei's cockpit in the anime:

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And again, the same configuration in Hikari's plug, from this top page illustration:

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And finally, I don't have a picture of it, but in Episode 22, when Rei was using the positron canon to snipe Arael, she had a configuration similar to Shinji's, but different, possibly necessary for the use of that weapon.

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 02:28 GMT

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Postby AsukaxSohryux [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:11 pm

The type of weapon might render different cockpit arrangements. Maybe the extras are for long range and ballistic weapons. If anyones has a screenie of Asuka in episode 9, when she used the polearm to split Isrfel in half. See if theres any additions in the cockpit.

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 03:05 GMT

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Postby Talon [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:12 pm

Maybe it is a retractile mechanism with the same purpose as a seatbelt and all the entry plugs have it but not all of the pilots utilize it.

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 03:13 GMT

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Postby Reichu [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:12 pm

Treize X wrote:Note that Toji and Kaworu have the same items on their plugsuits, as well. I would presume this is a gender-specific thing.


...Or is it?

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Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 03:57 GMT

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Postby HeWhoPostsStuff [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:12 pm

I might as well pop in and add my usual "continuity error" suggestion. Image

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 04:44 GMT

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Postby Seele08 [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:12 pm

AsukaxSohryux wrote:The type of weapon might render different cockpit arrangements. Maybe the extras are for long range and ballistic weapons. If anyones has a screenie of Asuka in episode 9, when she used the polearm to split Isrfel in half. See if theres any additions in the cockpit.


I think you might be on to something there, I just finished watching ep. 3 again and the central peice of the seat that comes up onto Shinji's lap seems to correspond to the knife somehow.

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 04:48 GMT

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Postby Ornette [ANF] » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:12 pm

HeWhoPostsStuff wrote:I might as well pop in and add my usual "continuity error" suggestion. Image

Hmm, doesn't seem to be a continuity error to me. The simplest explanation would seem to be that different pilots (regardless of what eva they are actually in) have different configurations. Tines has already pointed out this consistency with his screenshots. As to why? I'm not really sure.

Originally posted on: 01-Feb-2006, 06:43 GMT


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