Favorite/Least Favorite Angel and Why

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Postby King PenPenPen » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:00 am

All the angels have something cool about them and I'm rather partial to Sandalphon and Matarael so I suppose my least favourite is Shamshel not because I dislike it but it's always the one I just seem to forget exists.

I don't think it helps Shamshel being sandwiched between Sachiel and Ramiel that are for various reasons (the series' first angel and an octahedron with a death laser) very memorable.
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Postby milpa84 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:42 am

I cannot stop watching Rebuild Ramiel.

But: Zeruel
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Postby Retro Chocolate » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:28 pm

Zeruel is my pick. Not only is he extremely powerful, the battle between Unit 01 and Zeruel (in NGE, not the one in NTE) is probably my favorite in the series.
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Postby RadicalRandy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:14 pm

While Ramiel is best girl, I have to give it to Zeruel. My reasoning for this is simply because that was the first Angel battle watched, which was before I was even aware of anything else in the show. The terrifying, raw, animalistic form of Unit 01 going berserk is imprinted on my mind. I didn't understand anything about the series, but that made its mark well enough.
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Postby NemZ » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:16 pm

Matarael should get a mulligan, poor guy.
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Postby Fyrstorm » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:24 am

While Zeruel is amazing, and Sachiel is adorable, I also have a bit of a soft spot for Tunniel. It just has a really cool design, and the ability to slice things with its halo is pretty neat as well.
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Postby SoryuUberAlles » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:02 pm

Edgar Allen Poe wrote:
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That Israfeli's fire
Is owing to that lyre
By which he sits and sings—
The trembling living wire
Of those unusual strings.

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Where the Houri glances are
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Which we worship in a star.


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Postby Joy Evangelion » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:15 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:Matarael should get a mulligan, poor guy.


Atleast they didn't squash him with a giant newspaper....

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Postby Cobadome » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:09 am

my favorite is sachiel because he is the first (i know its the third). And i so much like his head or mask find the design awesome :tongue:

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Postby Beetletoes » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:40 am

Obviously everyone's favorite waifu.
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Postby Snow » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:53 pm

Zeruel. A terrifying monster with extremely tough armour.
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Why is the diamond angel so cool?

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Postby Magneto » Fri May 05, 2017 6:38 pm

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Postby RadicalRandy » Fri May 05, 2017 7:01 pm

The first two Angels preceding it are giant monsters are more representative of a the standard giant creature that attacks Tokyo, i.e. eyes, legs, arms, vaguely humanoid, etc.

Then Ramiel shows up as some sort of ninth-grader's Geometry homework, singing a beautiful melody of destruction. It's radically different from anything you'd expect to attack, and changes the perspective of what an Angel is or can be.
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Postby silvermoonlight » Tue May 09, 2017 10:52 am

I think Ramiel is also a fun play on the UFO idea as well as s/he floats in this gentle strange way like s/he's taking his/her time. I really like what they also did in rebuild in that the form shifts and moves making it very hard to hit the core.
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Postby Reichu » Tue May 09, 2017 1:31 pm

"Why is [Ramiel] so cool?" indicates that you, Magneto, think that Ramiel is cool, so why is your OP blank? If you're going to make a thread like this, at least offer your own answer for the question.
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Postby robersora » Tue May 09, 2017 8:15 pm

View Original PostRadicalRandy wrote:The first two Angels preceding it are giant monsters are more representative of a the standard giant creature that attacks Tokyo, i.e. eyes, legs, arms, vaguely humanoid, etc.

Then Ramiel shows up as some sort of ninth-grader's Geometry homework, singing a beautiful melody of destruction. It's radically different from anything you'd expect to attack, and changes the perspective of what an Angel is or can be.


Not only his appearance (as in looks) is out of left field and unexpected. Its also how his presentation is handled. His first appearance (as in first emergence) makes for an awesome cliffhanger, while his destruction is framed in an awesome, thrilling battle in which the good guys squarely defeat the bad guy. This is something that comes out of left field for a series that up until that point presented all the fights as desperate attempts not to die.
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Postby Sachi » Tue May 09, 2017 9:51 pm

Geometry is cool.

I rest my case.
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Postby Magneto » Wed May 10, 2017 5:11 pm

View Original PostReichu wrote:"Why is [Ramiel] so cool?" indicates that you, Magneto, think that Ramiel is cool, so why is your OP blank? If you're going to make a thread like this, at least offer your own answer for the question.


Sorry, I really wanted to see the answers without the influence of my opinion.

*And I was too lazy to post what I really think about Ramiel the moment I created the topic.
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Postby Magneto » Sun May 14, 2017 6:41 pm

This should be a very repeated comment, but ...

Well, who would it be? , Ramiel of course! , No one has a chance against the geometric anomaly. I did a seemingly unsuccessful topic about it not long ago, I wanted to say here what I did not say there:

So imposing when it arrives, remember that you come from watching frustrating fights against Sachiel and Shamchel, Ramiel arrives and says '' I will not be that easy. ''

That laser cannon

I like the scene that they test the power of Ramiel, that sound when it explodes the
Self-propelled mortar is so cool.

I also like the tension involved in this episode, the Nerv staff organizing a strategy while Ramiel is quiet up there penetrating Geofront with his stylized drill.

I like the moment he's going to get ready to shoot and there's a sparkle and 'Bam' in his face !! , Do not be concerned if the Nerv staff do not have time to prepare your attack.

His death is so frustrating, Ramiel should have two episodes dedicated him! (Outburst)

We can think that as a tribute he stayed there for 3 episodes being dismantled, showing just how memorable he was for this show.
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Postby momskisses » Tue May 16, 2017 5:46 pm

I've constantly flip-flopped on my pick with others just to out-hipster them but if I'm honest with myself I have to admit Ramiel is the dopest, if only just from an aesthetic standpoint alone. I mean it's a floating, translucent geoprisma thing with a laser and damn drill weiner, c'mon son. Leliel is pretty close but I think that's because I feel like it's an alt-version of Ramiel, like the whereas the former had physical defense and offense, Leliel wasn't even on the dang football field, he was playin crypto-football.


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