Charsi wrote:Honestly wasn't the whole Cassius concept introduced 3.33? Did we even know it was the spear of Cassius in 2.22 or was it just a spear at that point in time?
I could fanwank an explanation but it seems pointless; any contrast between spears and Adams falls over when Eva-13 is supposed to be one of the "surviving Adams" (according to Mari) yet the spears remain in Longinus shape when wielded by the Eva.
We see the lance of Cassius three time in 2.22 :
- during the flashback of 2I, when we see the 4 spears floating with the background all white, we see just the handle of the one at the bottom of the image, and it had a smooth handle, unlike the Longinus ones which have a "screwy" handle.
- when Gendo and Fuyutsuki come to visit Tabgha Base, we see the lance completely wrapped, we can guess from the silhouette that it's not a classical Longinus.
- finally when Mark0.06 throws it to spear the awakened EVA-01 and stopped 3I. Eventually you can add the shot of it skewering EVA-01 on the ground in the trailer for 3.0.
We already know that there was at least on spear different from the other, but we learn its proper name("Lance of Cassius") until 3.0 when Kaworu was deep in though in Lilith's Chamber and muttered the name of the two type of lances.