Why do you people like Rei so much?

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Why do you people like Rei so much?

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Postby Themaninblack » Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:39 pm

There are a lot of great characters in Eva. Every single character I would say is a constantly, changing round charcter...expect her. What in the hell is reason people like so goddamn much.
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Postby Dascoo » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:14 pm

Idono, but she's mysterious. Maybe that's attractive to some people?

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Postby MaggotMaster » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:20 pm

Because she is cute that is why she is called DONATE TO 4CHAN chan
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Postby BobBQ » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:40 pm

- Rei isn't a borderline alcoholic.

- Rei isn't a self-loathing wimp.

- Rei isn't an arrogant self-centered bitch.

- Rei isn't a backstabbing double agent.

- Rei isn't a scheming bastard.

- Rei isn't an airheaded jock.

- Rei isn't an enemy in disguise.

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:43 pm

I for one am not a big fan of Rei. Of the principle characters, I think she is the most one sided and uninteresting. I dislike Rei's popularity sometimes. I dislike that she is the ultimate submissive female, and that plays to the fantasies that some pathetic males have.

I'm more of an Asuka fan myself.
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Postby BobBQ » Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:41 pm

True, but it's nice to have at least one character who's always quiet and inoffensive.

I wish there were more tomboys, though.

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:32 am

BobBQ wrote:I wish there were more tomboys, though.

I do love the tomboys. :)
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Postby master0rolando » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:17 am

she is pretty much the poster child for all the --silent, obedient, refined, intelligent, doesnt speak unless spoken to, perfection, girls in anime

Asuka on the other hand -- bitch...

i cant remember where...but somewhere it was said that Rei was meant to represent a fantasy...
(when you fantasize...the fantasy does whatever you want...and doesnt ever question you or say no)

While Asuka is meant to represent real girls...

errr..something like that

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Postby The Bastard King » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:42 am

I dunno, but Rei just seems... boring is the first word that pops into mind.

Now, Misato's the one that needs a bigger fanbase.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:09 am

My take on Rei is that she is much more adult in her behaviour than the other two Children.
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Postby MaggotMaster » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:14 am

Rei has blue hair and red eyes.

This makes her popular.
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Postby master0rolando » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:25 am

MaggotMaster wrote:Rei has blue hair and red eyes.

This makes her popular.


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Postby Anonymous_Evafan » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:55 am

I found Rei down right creepy in #05. She only got creepier later in the series.

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Postby Dascoo » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:22 am

The Eva Monkey wrote:I for one am not a big fan of Rei. Of the principle characters, I think she is the most one sided and uninteresting. I dislike Rei's popularity sometimes. I dislike that she is the ultimate submissive female, and that plays to the fantasies that some pathetic males have.

I'm more of an Asuka fan myself.


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Postby tinmeigut » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:35 am

Actually I think Rei is one of the most horrible characters rather than one of the cutest. Remember her large circular eyes with exceptionally large pupil and red iris? And the pale skin as white as ghost?

Honestly I'd say Asuka is more intriguing.
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Postby Kaysow » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:21 am

The Eva Monkey wrote:I for one am not a big fan of Rei. Of the principle characters, I think she is the most one sided and uninteresting. I dislike Rei's popularity sometimes. I dislike that she is the ultimate submissive female, and that plays to the fantasies that some pathetic males have.

I'm more of an Asuka fan myself.
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Word up. I find Asuka extremely sympathic (sp?), but Rei's just too boring. I read somewhere recently that Rei supposedly disappears for a long part of the series. I never noticed =P

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Postby poetic_assassin » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:16 am

I like her 'cause she's cute. But I don't like the walking comatose thing she dose all the time.

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Postby Evangelionfreak » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:12 pm

well i personally dont know ehy people like Rei so much, Kaworu and Touji are soooo much better. But my one friend says that a lot of anime/Evangelion fans think that theyre emo and some people think Rei is emo so they like Rei b/c she is like them. Doesnt make much sence to me.
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Postby Kaysow » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:32 pm

They're fapboys. I'm not saying Asuka's not hot, they're pretty equal in that department. But personality goes a further way. I for one can relate to her relationship to Shinji pretty heavily. Might as well elaborate;

Asuka is weak, and knows Shinji is too. But she sees herself as being less weak than him, and therefore tries to push him along to make him more like her, and when it doesn't work, she gets pissed at everything. At least that's something I realised about myself after seeing her and Shinji in action.

Rei may have her moments, but the better part of the series, she wastes it away with idle rhetoric like "Who am I?"

Like her or not; Asuka brings a lot more to the table than that.

Yeah, while typing this I realise they're both pretty essentil to make Eva what it is. I'll stop bashing Rei now, as I've gone about as far as I can in describing why Asuka is superior =) Later!

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Postby Trigger's Elysium » Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:33 pm

That's not to say that all Rei fans are fapboys, now...

Either way, I personally liked Rei more then Asuka. She was more interesting to me.
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