Asuka's New (Q) Plugsuit Discussion

Discussion of the new series of Evangelion movies ( "Evangelion Shin Gekijōban", meaning "Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition").
The third installment debuted in Japan on November 17, 2012.

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Postby Tarnsman » Thu May 05, 2011 10:53 am

View Original PostShogo-Kun wrote:Who the fuck is Jubei-chan?


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Postby Kendrix » Thu May 05, 2011 11:42 am

View Original PostElectric Sachiel wrote:Calm down people we'll see plenty of illustrations of all female and perhaps even male characters soon.


Of course! Rebuild wouldn't be the same without the regular doses of gratituos Kaworu!
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Postby Sanctus Scorpius » Thu May 05, 2011 12:59 pm

The '2' on her plugsuit makes me assume that they will indeed repair Eva-02. Then I remembered Mari still had the '5' on her pink plugsuit.

But of course they'll bring ol' Nigouki back, right?
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Postby arkiel » Thu May 05, 2011 1:33 pm

View Original PostShogo-Kun wrote:Who the fuck is Jubei-chan?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubei-chan

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Postby Fireand'chutes77 » Thu May 05, 2011 3:31 pm

View Original PostWarren Peace wrote:Heck, whether Rei has a body at all is debatable at this point.

*Cue fanart of a voluptuously floating plugsuit*

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View Original PostKendrix wrote:Kyoko will be mentioned/appear in some form because, well... the slightly-patch work-y doll.

Now that you say it, the doll appears to have gone through some serious mending/repairwork,. it's arms look asymetric. We saw NGE!Asuka picking up the head of one of Kyoko's discarded, mistreated dolls. The rebuild one was probably ripped in half (lots of stitches at its waist) and sewed together by a sad, little baby Asuka. The thought of it almost makes me cry. Let's all hug baby Asuka.

Now, who else looks sorta like she has been sewed together? Yes, the current Asuka. Y'think they used the asymetry to they can make an evil paralelism shot? Or a positive one, maybe, showing Asuka having "put herself back together" like she did with the doll. We'll see but that doll promises us backstory.

Also, in old!NGE, Unit 02 had it's head ripped of and lost BOTH of its arms and they still repaired it. Nigouki will be back.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu May 05, 2011 6:43 pm

So, it was mentioned before in this thread that yep, Asuka is holding onto Kaworu/Mark 06's spear but I just can't stop thinking about that. Maybe it's simply a promo image similar to NGE!Rei holding Lilith's/Adam's spear. Yet it's strange stuff, especially Asuka's asymmetrical plugsuit design. (It'd be sort of funny if in-universe, it WAS a rush job due to how hectic Nerv will be from this point on with them being under lockdown.)
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Postby Fireand'chutes77 » Thu May 05, 2011 11:07 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:Yet it's strange stuff, especially Asuka's asymmetrical plugsuit design. (It'd be sort of funny if in-universe, it WAS a rush job due to how hectic Nerv will be from this point on with them being under lockdown.)

"Oh hey, we found this back in a closet somewhere. From what we could tell from the dry-cleaning tag it looks to be about 15 years old and we had to sew the sleeve back together because it was all ripped up for some reason, but... - Wow. It fits you like it was yours."
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu May 05, 2011 11:08 pm

Now there's a hilarious way to implement sequel theory! :lol: (Love it!)
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Postby Fireand'chutes77 » Thu May 05, 2011 11:11 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:Now there's a hilarious way to implement sequel theory! :lol: (Love it!)

Yeah. ;)

Not to mention that, after reading back over it a few times, it's beginning to cue up some serious Fridge Horror... :cringe:
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Postby Kendrix » Fri May 06, 2011 8:41 am

I wonder if there will be yet another torrent of fanarts - Rebuild spawned quite a lot (Beast Mode and all things Mari, the cute hug at the end (awww)... but in the end, the prize goes to the test suit. Is there anyone they HAVENT put in there? at any time now, there's going to be a test suit fanart of Fuyutsuki!)
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Postby Xard » Fri May 06, 2011 11:04 am

View Original PostKendrix wrote:I wonder if there will be yet another torrent of fanarts - Rebuild spawned quite a lot (Beast Mode and all things Mari, the cute hug at the end (awww)... but in the end, the prize goes to the test suit. Is there anyone they HAVENT put in there? at any time now, there's going to be a test suit fanart of Fuyutsuki!)


How does this even need to be asked? :lol: There's going to be floods of fanart after 3.0. There's well over 100 pages of new fanart in pixiv made for MacrossF after the second film came out two months ago and more comes every day, with Eva the amount is going to be even larger in volume, many times larger.

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Postby Kendrix » Fri May 06, 2011 11:39 am

It's nice to see the interest in EVA renewed, isn't it?
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Postby bladerj » Fri May 06, 2011 6:41 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:So, it was mentioned before in this thread that yep, Asuka is holding onto Kaworu/Mark 06's spear but I just can't stop thinking about that. Maybe it's simply a promo image similar to NGE!Rei holding Lilith's/Adam's spear. Yet it's strange stuff, especially Asuka's asymmetrical plugsuit design. (It'd be sort of funny if in-universe, it WAS a rush job due to how hectic Nerv will be from this point on with them being under lockdown.)


i'm thinking more in the lines that her left body is corrupted by angel.
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Postby Reichu » Fri May 06, 2011 7:45 pm

View Original Postbladerj wrote:i'm thinking more in the lines that her left body is corrupted by angel.

We saw her entire face get covered by Bardi-goo, so Angel contamination being confined to only one side of her body doesn't make much sense. I think Ritsuko said that traces of cellular contamination went bye-bye, anyway.

The possibility of sympathetic injuries from the link to Eva-03 and Bardi, along with being inside an object that Eva-01 chomped down on, should also be kept in mind.
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Postby Sachi » Fri May 06, 2011 7:59 pm

I have a worrisome feeling that Asuka's role in the NTE series is going to focus on dichotomy, the Harvey Two-Face of the Evangelion universe, and the asymmetrical plug suit only fuels this worry. She's already projected her feelings onto a doll for comfort, and she seems to struggle with being social or remaining independent. Neither of these are very suggestive of my worry, but I can definitely see it going into this direction considering a plausible motif I'm seeing. Then again, it may be nothing; I've no real evidence to support this, and would rather not look for it.
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Postby Someone » Sat May 07, 2011 4:14 am

EYEPATCH FTW!

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Postby Bagheera » Sun May 08, 2011 10:15 pm

View Original Postbladerj wrote:i'm thinking more in the lines that her left body is corrupted by angel.


No reason it'd be left or right, since the bandages are on both sides (right arm, left breast, right abdomen, left leg) and the suit's asymmetrical in other ways as well (the doohickies over her ribs, the racing stripes on her thighs). The tape doesn't really suggest contamination in any event; it's just...really weird. If it was just the arm and right torso we could make some comparisons, but left breast? Left thigh? :headscratch:

I wouldn't read too much into the spear. The Rei comparison's already been mentioned, and we know she never personally wielded it. But OTOH she died wield it in Unit 02 and she did turn out to be an avatar of Lilith, so... Anyway, in Asuka's case she might wind up being an agent of Kaworu in some fashion, which could be a good thing given that he seems to be bent on making Shinji happy. But even so the "teeth" at her throat kinda make me nervous.

All in all another fine example of Khara giving us a tantalizing image that suggests all sorts of things but doesn't actually tell us a damned thing. Which, now that I think about it, is advertising 101. They're certainly got us hooked!

I will laugh really, really hard if that winds up being Soryu instead of Shikinami. Epic troll is epic!
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Postby Azathoth » Sun May 08, 2011 10:49 pm

View Original PostBagheera wrote:The tape doesn't really suggest contamination in any event; it's just...really weird. If it was just the arm and right torso we could make some comparisons, but left breast? Left thigh? :headscratch:


The obvious answer is that it's suggesting some sort of hybrid or two-sided nature. I wouldn't necessarily assume it's angelic hybrid nature since, after all, Bardiel's physical contamination has been confirmed gone and any mental contamination would presumably be suppressed by the influence of the hex pillars around Shikinami's altar. In fact I'm not entirely sure what sort of hybrid nature it would be in-story, so a symbolic hybrid nature seems more likely.

It would be helpful here if I had a better idea of Shikinami's symbolic value. In NGE, Soryu is symbolic of otherness, the desire for adulthood, sexuality, and in a way NGE itself. But I don't think Shikinami can be said to represent all of these same things: far from being initially portrayed as a foreign and hostile other to Shinji before the conclusion of her character-arc in the catastrophic revelation of their similarities, she discovers that she is exactly like him as the first step in her arc, not the last. She has no desire for adulthood, or indeed anything really besides being treated as a human. Her sexuality embarrasses and scares her (although it's even more constantly showcased than was Soryu's). The hardest question is if she, like Soryu, represents NGE, and perhaps she does - after all, she is the one that Ha destroys, and hers is the Eva that Ha's avatar, Mari, heedlessly wrecks in her own pursuits. If that's the case, then this plugsuit design would suggest that she is symbolic of the synthesis of NGE and NME, bearing details of Shikinami and Makinami alike (and Soryu, which is probably telling of something but I can't really bring myself to care what at the moment).

Of course it's also possible that Shikinami's character in Ha isn't in any way meant to be taken as a symbol of NGE, but if that's the case then I really don't know what the best angle of analysis for her character is.
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Postby tehprognoob » Mon May 09, 2011 5:48 am

reading too much into this???
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Postby Lagann » Mon May 09, 2011 5:56 am

Amazon has a better quality picture.
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004XIWD2I/evafan-22/ref=nosim/
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