There is some talk of a time limit and hurrying to fetch the parts
IDK what for tho, also i get the impression they only just got it to work, as with the Wunder WILLE always seems to be improving stuff and who can blame them with such odds
From what I understood, the time limit is actually about how much time to decrypt and activate the sealing pylon they have before the L-Barrier turn them to core (or tang them, we don't know what's the effect on organic material), and it turns out that due to the L-Barrier density being higher than what they planned, they'll have 720 seconds to activate the pylon, instead of the 900 planned.
I didn't saw any mention that they have limited time to fetch the parts before Paris turns back to core. Although it's still possible that the city will turn back to core after a time, but then that would raise the question of where do WILLE stuff comes from if everything is constantly slowly turning back to core (unless there are pockets of places where the L-Barrier density is low enough to not turn everything to core or can be permanently turned back to normal)
I will just put my answers to Reichu's post in one big reply instead of spaghetti posting :
The thread on the subreddit
has some interesting information, figured I would collect the best tidbits over here for easy later reference:JoshLeaves
[Pastebin Missing some lines at the beginning:1/
The "DSRV" is a made-up word, pronounced the same in Japanese, no need for brackets.2/
The line "The end justifies the means" sounds closer (in French) to "To the victor go the spoils".JoshLeaves 3/
(...) discussed it with a translator friend: the "Je vous laisse" has a better meaning as "I leave it in your hands", with the intent clearly being "someone else was there before".
- The aerial units (44A) are apparently more 'wild' for lack of a better term, Ritsuko says they have "formed a colony by themselves" and that they're a new lifeform now.
It's kinda obvious, but there's another evidence that Mari is actually super old. At some point, she yelled 「あじゃぱー」 which is dead Japanese but was trending among youth and being used in around 1950-70.
[Included for the language tidbit, not for the crazy speculation. -Reichu]
I think that DSRV stands for "Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle", those are mini submarines used to rescue downed submarines or transport special forces during insertion and extraction missions, in fact, I might be wrong, but the one WILLE uses here looks a lot like the JMSDF DSRV Angler Fish 2
The exact line in French is "La fin couronne le travail", which means "The end crowns the work", it's not a phrase used in France, but after a quick research, it seems to be a translation of the latin phrase “Finis Coronat Opus”, traditionally attributed to the Roman poet Ovid (the latin phrase is in the Coat of Arms of Seychelles).
Apparently it's also a quote from Elizabeth I, which would tie with Mari's half-British origin.3/
As a French, I can confirm, it's possible that whoever left that message didn't had time to finish it thought.4/
Maybe that's how neo-NERV keeps the pressure on WILLE, by unleashing hordes of autonomous drones that will "live" their lives all around the world and wreck havoc when someone enters their territory (just release them in the territories you don't want WILLE to go), since now we know that it's possible to turn back core material into normal (which is probably how neo-NERV got all its resources, maybe the giant craters we see in Tokyo-3 in Q are piles of core material extracted to be turned back to normal and feed their factories), the worst would be if those colonies have the means to produce more units (either by von Neumann or the colony doubling as a factory to "birth" more units)5/
Could also be that Mari simply likes old slang because now it's more unique.
So probably the film goes up to part D?
Seeing ElMariachi analyze this stuff brings me back to the 3.0 days lol.
I love how Eva is still so packed with content.
I know right ? I've waited seven years to be able to delve back into Eva's absurd level of details! Just like old times!
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Bunch of screenies from the Shinjuku version of the Avant; some just clearer versions of earlier takes from Paris, plus a couple of others showing the ground attack with Parisian landmarks for context
Oh, so the "44B" isn't a codename WILLE came up with, it's actually
how neo-NERV designate them! Well it seems that for all their genius, Gendo and Fuyu can't name for shit! (guys responsible for naming stuff must had deserted to WILLE
Uh, I think Khara made a goof in the landscape here: the right-most tower (just left of the sealing pillar in the forefront) is clearly the Montparnasse tower:
Except that if we have the Arc de Triomphe in the foreground and the Defense in the background, then in means that the "camera" is facing Northwestward, while the Montparnasse tower is at the Southeast of the Arc de Triomphe!
As for the other tower (between the Quantum Montparnasse tower and the Defense) my best guest is that it's the Hôtel Concorde La Fayette tower (now called Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile), which is behind the "Palais des congrès", it's the only building compatible with the direction the camera is facing :