Reichu wrote:Rei 3's "sudden appearance" has a very practical basis to it: (1) Rei 2 was dead, (2) Gendo was not done with Rei, (3) Gendo has more Rei clone bodies in the tank, (4) Rei's nature was classified, (5) If he's going to resurrect her, he might as well do it right away and make it look like Rei 2 survived, and fewer questions get asked. I may be forgetting some other things at the moment, but this is clearly an intentional story element...
Not sure about intentional, but I agree with practical. While I accept that Rei is shown alive that fast now, it still doesn't leave much room for sympathy, or sadness. Rei's just there...and stranger.
In fact, when I first saw '23(my fourth episode ever), I thought Rei wasn't dead, as Shinji thought. Was that the effect we were supposed to get? Not sure, because then just shows how the audience and I would have had to miss Rei's BURNT-OUT hand in the plug(which I did).
But like I said, we can't be entirely sure that was intentional, given how the latest of Eva's epsiodes has been altered pre and post broadcast and home release(NPCs).
Originally posted on: 28-Feb-2006, 23:12 GMT