Absolute Terror Alert is at Orange!
Evas are people, too... and all people have "needs". :cough: No need to be afraid, Children -- it's all a part of nature.
The "angel trap" is complete BS. Sadamoto totally underestimates the power of Evas and the Greatness of the Almighty Yui-sama. The interim between #19 and #20 always seemed like a bit of a cop-out to me, but Sadamoto's idea -- much as I appreciate at least the attempt of an explanation -- ultimately fails.
Evas are pretty durn physically strong to begin with. That failing, they have "supernatural" (although in NGE, they are hardly such) powers as well that are capable of exerting substantial damage. Episode #19 is case-in-point. Zeruel is generally considered one of the most powerful Angels, but he simply got MOLESTED once he pissed Yui off. One ability she exhibited during her rebuttal was the never-seen-again Slice 'n' Dice Manuever
, in which she used her own A.T. Field to slice through his Field and cause big-time boo-boos. Let's also not forget other abilities demonstrated by My Pretties: Kyoko uses her A.T.F. to destroy offensive objects within her vicinity (the VTOLs), and the Cross-Blast generated by Yui that vaporized open a route to the Geofront surface.
Now... do you REALLY think a bunch of artificial stringy stuff stands a chance in Hell at restraining an Evangelion? And even if it somehow stopped her from moving (not likely), she would still need to be recovered and brought back to the Cage. A raging beast in chains is still a raging beast, and, if you have one completely impervious to damage and with a limitless sort of energy, exactly how to you plan to get said Beast into an enclosed space wherein all internal activity mysteriously stops and she remains completely inert so that her head (the nakedness of which is never explaned) can be neatly bandaged up (the necessity of which is ALSO never explained) and a month of experimentation commences?
The only explanation for the condition of EVA-01 at the beginning of #20 is simple: Yui ALLOWED herself to be recaptured. What has she to gain from stomping around the Japanese countryside? Aside from going on an assassination mission against every last member of Seele (which would have been pretty cool), nothing she can do at that time will further her agenda.
"I got the S^2. Mission complete. Let me roar a little, play with one of those bananas, relieve some of this built-up tension. And, dagnammit, I've got an itch! Let me get that helmet off! Ahhh! Much better. So, whatever. Put me back into that bloody refrigerator, see if I care. Maybe you can attempt to return my little boy to corporeal existence where you failed with me. Gah hah hah! And I'll be WAITING for my next role as the Jumbo-Sized Plot Device!!!"Originally posted on: 05-Sep-2005, 03:06 GMT