amitakartok wrote:I was considering the possibility of Yui and Kyoko having been BFFs to the point where, when Gendo decides to get rid of Shinji, Fuyutsuki volunteers to get it done and calls Kyoko to ask her to take Shinji in.
Looking after two kids, one of whom is her deceased BFF's orphan, is what would be the reason why Kyoko goes an extra mile in making sure the contact experiment doesn't kill her. That said, neither Shinji nor Asuka is ever told how Yui died, nor that Shinji has the potential to be an Eva pilot himself. So Shinji grew up always thinking of himself as the "robot pilot hero's best friend who's not a pilot himself" character.
Thus when he suddenly gets chucked into Unit 01, Asuka is torn for a long time between feeling betrayed due to him muscling in on her domain in the world and feeling worried that he's not going to make it due to never having trained for this.
I really like this idea. It raises the implication of a new dynamic between the two.