Timstuff wrote:However, Rei finally standing up to Gendo was definitely a noticeable change from her previous behavior that could be chalked up to being unmediated.
And that is exactly why i think using mood altering drugs instead of chemicals that she must take in order to survive would be a pretty poor choice for controlling her on Gendo's part.
I mean, nobody is force-feeding Rei the pills. What if one day she spontaneously decides not to take her pills anymore? That's just to great a liability, even if "spontaneous" and "Rei" don't seem to go hand in hand.