But he should
be held responsible because he did it! There was no one else in the entry plug, remember? That was his will, first last and only. Yes, there were circumstances, but that's the difference between murder and manslaughter (which is why I referenced the latter earlier).
If I have a button in front of me. Just one button in a clear room and I'm told "Pressing this button will kill you." and just that. Maybe we add on "And save someone you love." maybe we don't, that's really irrelevant. If I press that button and it drops a nuke on New York, is it may fault? Should I be held responsible for nuking New York? Not "Will I," should I?
He had fourteen years to think about it, and this is what he went with. Yeah, it's a pretty easy judgement to make.
There's a reason Misato and everyone else apart from Gendo, Fuyu, and Evil Rei jumped ship, you know.
Old friends of your allies opposing them is not a reason to abandon their cause.
Because he was doing stuff he damn well knew was impossible while riding around in one of the vehicles responsible for 2I (or a facsimile thereof)
He knew it was impossible? Really now? Because Shinji knows the truth about Eva's? Shinji understood how Eva's were made? He knew their limitations beyond what Ritsuko told him were their limitations, things that he's seen aren't quite accurate already? Are you forgetting that even Ritsuko wasn't clear on the implications of his actions until after they happened?
Again, easy call to make from the viewers perspective, mate.
Bottom line is that Misato had ample reason to fear the kid, and was unquestionably justified in taking extraordinary measures to ensure he never pilots again. And don't forget, we haven't seen any evidence that she attempted to execute him or throw him in prison -- rather, you're hating her for having ill will toward him over 3I. Last I checked ill will was not a crime
"Hating" is a strong word. Rather I'm disgusted by her lack of sense. Containment is one thing, what those pictures portray is another. Fear is one thing, resentment is another, hate
is another. Fear the possibilities should he pilot again, contain him so he doesn't if you have to, throw all that "For the greater good" shit if you want to make yourself feel better, but don't resent him. Don't hate him. Don't hold him responsible for something you
encouraged. Don't hold him to a standard you
failed to meet yourself by expecting him to have known better when you yourself didn't.
and certainly doesn't justify running away always a bad sign, Shinji and joining the camp eager to resume the work stopped 14 years earlier -- something Shinji would know if he'd bothered to ask why everyone left Nerv to begin with.
1. People treating you like trash is justification enough to run away.
2. For all we know he did ask.
Far from a monster she instead comes across to me as a pillar of patience; there's only so far you can go with someone who has a history of causing catastrophes, and she went the distance. Shinji unfortunately chose to keep on pushing, and here we are.
Oh yes, fucking Shinji. Bastard's stuck in a fictional world where the plot demands he fucks up all the time. Such a character flaw he possesses, he's clearly destined for failure. I hear doctors are calling "Annos Demandus You Screwupitus." It's an offshoot of "Annos Demandus You Dieus" and "Annos Demandus Lose To An Angelus." Let's just kill him and get it over with because he's prone to fuck ups and it's easier that way.
Foolish woman, where has that ever gotten you?
I'm sure it lets her sleep at night knowing she's still human.