First off, there is no such thing as "berserk mode". Using the term "berserk" or "berserker" in reference to the Evas is a liberty taken with translation that English-speaking fans have run wild with. In the original Japanese, they simple say bousou
, or "out of control", "running wild", etc. Ritsuko says this when EVA-01 goes ballistic in episode #02 (but is still connected to a power source), and Hyuga uses it in #25' when EVA-02 starts moving without power.
I mentioned this earlier with regards to Asuka and EVA-02:
I will concede that the Asuka-Nigouki situation in episode #25' is unlike anything we've seen before... The Eva is in an awakened state (as evidenced by the roars, grunts, and various other things), but the pilot still has some kind of control. The Shinji-Shogouki situation is similarly unique, in that they are synchronized to the point where Shinji feels what Yui feels, but he does absolutely no piloting whatsoever. Back to the former... Shinji DOES, enigmatically, achieve the fabled "400% synchronization rate" with Yui in an unpowered plug, although, while he is in the process of doing so, he only feels the damage being done to Sho indirectly (being inside her body, and all) and not vicariously, as he would were he synchronized. How this can apply to the Asuka situation escapes me, though. My inclination is to think that what happens in #25' is a very big botch, and Asuka shouldn't be any more aware of her mama being gutted than the movement of EVA-02's body (and, hence, the entry plug) while it is happening...
I personally think that the idea that Asuka is in TOTAL control to be a bit of a fallacy. She and Kyoko are "working together", for lack of a better term.
I should point out, also, that Asuka does not bleed as a result of Kyoko being gutted. She simply clutches her abdomen with one hand and her left eye with the other. No physical damage manifests. I would post pictures, but they're all too crappy to be very useful...
If the bleeding eye is simply a result of trauma and is not supposed to "mirror" Kyoko's wounds... perhaps it might be possible to pull out the old theory that Asuka simply imagines her arm being split in half and it does not actually happen. Depends on how much one wants to read into the fact that no details are shown of the cross-section of Asuka's arm, whereas the artists go wild with this sort of stuff when drawing Kyoko and the damaged harpies.
i dont even have a very large vocabulary
I feel very much the same way whenever Mr. Tines makes a post.
Hell, even if I understand all of the individual words, I still feel like I'm translating from another language.Originally posted on: 14-Nov-2004, 20:43 GMT