Anonymous_Evafan wrote:Because those tend to have actual bearing on the plot.
So does character introspection, since Evangelion is first and foremost a character-driven story.
Oh oh, lets ignore huge parts of a character because it makes something we like immoral.
ATF's and destrudo actually did something in the show. Did how can we get Rei and Shinji together? Can you seriously tell me you don't see the difference? I want to understand what happened in the show, not what it would take to pair random people up. This thread has taken a turn for the possitive in this reguard so by all means carry on.
There's not really a difference once you start digging into shit like "What happens to the soul after the corpse disintegrates after hundreds of years?"
Luceretius wrote:Then why do the Evas, which are all clones of Adam, and, in the case of Unit 01, Lilith, all seem to have a desire to "become one" with their pilots? Asuka's mother inside Unit 02 wants Asuka to die with her, Unit )1 absorbs Shinji for a month, and when Unit 00 goes beserk, Ritsuko thinks it wants to merge with Shinji. Perhaps Rei wants to become one with Shinji for the same reasons that Armisael wants to become one with her?
The Evangelions don't have the instincts of any SOLs, since their souls are of Lilim, nor do any express an interest in being one with the pilots, really. I personally believe Kyoko's "Die with me" was a hallucination (and even if it was, it's a suicide pact, not a merger), and Unit 01 didn't willingly absorb Shinji, it was incidental due to the 400% Sync Ratio, and during which, Yui was trying to convince Shinji to live. Unit 00, AKA Rei 1, is possibly the only case where the resident soul of an Evangelion wants to merge with whoever is piloting it, because Rei 1 probably thought Shinji was Gendo.
Rhyno wrote:You are coming to differing conclusions than I am which explains your point of view. Although she does have a lack of self-knowledge, I believe that she still has the instincts of the whole soul that she is missing. For me, this explains the motherly instincts and desire to "become one" with the person she cares very deeply for. If you have a different interpretation of Rei, this explains your different interpretation of the Rei/Shinji relationship.
Either way you cut it, "becoming one" with anyone or anything isn't part of Lilith's instincts, it's directly against her nature. It's like giving fish an instinctive need to fly.
Lucretius wrote:That's why we don't get a full-scale Third Impact.
Uh...yes we do.