Chroma wrote:It's got the slender body of Unit-02, and the way it was firing that pistol while running and stuff just screams man-in-suit (as the nice folks on /m/ were complaining about). Couple that with an almost Power Ranger like mask, and it looks human. The pink itself was kind of a joke because, iirc, there were pink power rangers. Never an orange or a purple, though.
We've seen Unit-01 and Unit-02 wield weapons before. Unit-01 used a gatling gun in 1.0 and Unit-02 used three different firearms in 2.0. I don't think the way Unit-08 handled that pistol in the trailer makes it look any more or less human than the other Evas.
Chroma wrote:I do like the idea that Mari helped design it a little, but I thought Unit-08 (assuming that the new Unit is 08) was made by Gendo and NERV, not Seele or whoever the hell is backing Mari. Why would she have had any creative control? Unless Kaji, Mari and Gendo are in cahoots, but now I'm just guessing.
I think it's very unlikely that Gendou or Nerv had a hand in the creation of Unit-08, particularly due to this line from 2.0:
Fuyutsuki wrote:But there shouldn't have been any plans for anything beyond Unit-05
It's much more probable that Seele built all of the Evas past Unit-05.