Snowshadow Falcon wrote:Iruel is the only one killed without the Evas assistance.
I'm not sure about my opinion. I might split it into categories.
Iruel was pushed into a position where he would die either way
Nerv just threw all this crap at him so the only 2 options he had was "death" and "death"
No, the navy, as per that episode, didn't have any weapons that could kill Iruel, short of an Iowa BB firing all forward 16 inch cannons into the mouth at point-blank(Ah, the Iowa. A Battleship that made the Japanese jealous because the Yamato was merely second-rate next to it.)
Iruel had two options:
A): Decimate whatever part of the UN fleet it could, and come back later, or...
B): Withdraw from the fight. Surely, the angel could withdraw, lick it's wound's, and engage at a later time. But, then again, Angels ARE retards, so I guess i'm giving Iruel too much credit.
Apparently, I'm the admin's new(read:old) Chew toy.