Now that we know how Asuka's new plug suit looks...does she change between shots 10 and 18 of scene 2 (or before that)?
Maybe after AVANT1 we get to see the the pilots taking a short break from walking while Asuka is changing plugsuit for reasons
, so Shinji has the chance to see she's been permanently disfigured after Unit 01 destroyed Unit 03.
I didn't come up with the idea, but: maybe these new plugsuits have swappable palettes like Captain Marvel's costume?
The pilots can already customize the GUI of the Evangelion so that is possible too.