Yes, they are.
Shinji is Lilith
Shinji: I must kill the Angels!
Mari: No, Shinji. You are are the Angels.
And then Shinji was an Eva.
...Sorry, couldn't resist.
SaltyJoe wrote:But the "could have been/still could be" implications are staggering. Shinji is getting brainwashed while having visions about Rei and trains. And Rei is sitting outside his room. Does this mean that, through some plot convolution and telepathy hax, Rei herself is the instrument for headscrewing Shinji? Such a twist would be insane. (snip)
Khara is probably keeping the heavy artillery for the next movie. I'm already salviating.
Scorpius wrote:And then Shinji was an Eva.
SaltyJoe wrote:Khara is probably keeping the heavy artillery for the next movie. I'm already salivating.
This all also leads into the Eva (I think) howling in disapproval at the re-insertion of the Dummy System later in the movie.
Is this a way of interpreting the lines that adds the least new elements and corresponds the most with what we already know?
Reichu wrote:Right after Fuyutsuki tells Gendo to "stop the brainwashing", the storyboards cut straight to the hospital where Shinji is tripping out. Some mysterious "brainwashing" treatment was probably being administered there, after his temper tantrum. And, after they "stop" it, Shinji wakes up and finds himself surrounded by MIBs ready to process him.
Eva 1.11 wrote:Fuyutsuki:
What do you plan to do about Unit-01's pilot?
It's too soon to test the Dummy Plug.
We have no other practical means other than letting the current pilot handle it.
In the worst case, do we brainwash him?
If he's unusable, we'll use Rei.
mostly copypasta wrote:Misato:
So what happened to Shinji?
I understand that they opened the escape hatch with a laser cutter,
and removed him forcibly.
That's just wonderful.
*Shinji and Asuka's files lying on desk -OR- Nerv pyramid being reconstructed*
It might really be over.
Stop the brainwashing, Ikari.
Yui is sad.
Why would they need such to blow up half a state to get such things when they have an S2-equipped Eva on the moon that they could test entirely unmolested?
Reichu wrote:C-1107~1112: "Eva-03 is completely silent."
Reichu wrote:Wouldn't it have been spectacular? When I finally noticed that, in the final scene, Eva-03 is actually making a feeble effort to fight back (or just keep Eva-01 the fuck away), I wish it had been played up a bit more. I have some kind of sick thing for the marriage of pathos and primal violence, so seeing those excised storyboards filled my heart with rueful longing...
Errr, anyway. From what I can tell, the "(Asuka)" note is just attributing the Eva's noise to Asuka, but they don't specify for the Eva to actually sound like her.