SaltyJoe wrote:Something tells me that the Mark06 ain't quite yet the Ultimate Mega Super Evangelion Final Form. Would explain Unit-08 who is actually Unit-01.
Halicat wrote:My very first thought about the key was that it had something to do with Beast mode. I really don't understand why I thought this since Mari obviously didn't need it [Or if the key was perhaps in part intended for beast mode, if so, it puts a whole new dimension on what Mari is.]
Number 44 wrote:Side question, doesn't Kagi mean key in Japanese?
Number 44 wrote:What does Mari's name mean?
SaltyJoe wrote:Eh, i have this theory about Unit-08 actually being a repackaged Unit-01. Nothing confirmed, just my fanwank.
Azathoth wrote:Reichu wrote:I wonder what any possible connection to IRL Nebuchadnezzar could be.
Probably just another case of "I chose it because it sounds complicated," but on the off-chance that it's not, I'd say it's connected to the whole Fiery Furnace deal. Rebuild is indeed a little preoccupied with the distinction between a "false god" (Evangelion [with S2 organ?] controlled by a human?) and a "true god" (if Mark-06 is intended to be this, then I would assume an Evangelion with an S2 organ and no soul but that of Adam, its pilot), and that's how the Fiery Furnace story starts out.
Nebuchadnezzar builds a giant god out of gold and demands that everyone worship it. Since they think of it as a false god, three of the Jews do not bow down to it; Nebuchadnezzar throws them into a fiery furnace. However, they are then miraculously saved by a fourth dude who pops up out of nowhere, and looks like "a son of the gods." (I think the historical Christian interpretation of this has been that it's Jesus, while the more traditional Jewish view is that it's an Angel.) And then Nebuchadnezzar realizes that he's messed with a true god and immediately decides not to be such a dick in future.
Kaworu certainly could be said to look like a son of the gods, since that's close enough to a description of his function. And he kind of does wind up popping out of nowhere to haul humanity out of the metaphorical fire.
Unfortunately, Nebuchadnezzar is never mentioned in conjunction with any key in any Biblical text, which is why I conclude that it's another example of lol anno.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebuchadnezzar wrote:While boasting over his achievements, Nebuchadnezzar is humbled by God. The king loses his sanity and lives in the wild like an animal for seven years. After this, his sanity and position are restored and he praises and honors God. There has been some speculation on what the organic cause of this insanity, assuming the story is true, might have been. Some consider it to be an attack of clinical lycanthropy or alternately porphyria. Based on descriptions of Nebuchadnezzar's actions and physical traits, psychologist Henry Gleitman claims that Nebuchadnezzar's descent into insanity was a result of syphilis infection. Gleitman believes his odd behavior was actually general paresis or paralytic dementia seen in advanced cases of syphilitic infection.
wikipedia wrote:Some scholars[who?] think that Nebuchadnezzar's portrayal by Daniel is a mixture of traditions about Nebuchadnezzar — he was indeed the one who conquered Jerusalem — and about Nabonidus (Nabuna'id). For example, Nabonidus was the natural, or paternal father of Belshazzar, and the seven years of insanity could be related to Nabonidus' sojourn in Tayma in the desert. Fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, written from 150 BC to 70 AD state that it was Nabonidus (N-b-n-y) who was smitten by God with a fever for seven years of his reign while his son Belshazzar was regent.
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