That being said, I wonder of Kaworu won't introduce elements and themes more common to the New Testament. Eh. Just a thought.
Na7e wrote:Pity, Gendo did more to save Asuka's life than Shinji ever did. And, gets told by his own flesh and blood the single cruelest statement ever uttered in Evangelion, and even then if someone told me too lose someone important too, I'd kick there teeth in without a second thought. I have more sympathy for Gendo than I do than Shinji in that scene, and frankly the movie really.
Gendo didn't do anything to save Asuka in that scene. Unless by "save Asuka" you mean "putting Asuka out of her misery." It was either death by Shinji's hand or death by Dummy Plug.
And, we don't know Gendo's back story in NME. We just saw an opaque Yui and assumed Gendo NME equals Gendo NGE. And seeing as how the viewers presumably know much more information about Gendo that Shinji does at this point in time, there's no way that Shinji understand Gendo enough to avoid relationship pitfalls. It's what creates drama. Both are flawed characters. Evangelion has always been full of them (except Kaworu... and maybe Kaji.)
And I've been typing this whole time without realizing that painting Gendo as a hero was never attempted before in Evangelion discussion. We're either pioneering a new frontier or have reached a new moral low. I'm not sure which yet.
On that same note, when did Shinji hatred on the part of an Evangelion fan turn into franchise hatred?
These movies are doing weird things to you guys.
Reichu wrote:I didn't think I'd see you resorting to the tired "Shinji grows some balls" bit.
Now look what you've made me do!
Poor choice of words on my part.
I guess I should say that it was Asuka's incident that fuels what he did during the 10th Angel battle.