Character Heights

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Postby Blockio » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:19 pm

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Postby Derantor » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:41 am

Taking those heights from the picture above (with the -3 subtracted for Misatos height) that would give the following growth chart for the characters if we assume they stay in their percentile (both of them are at the extreme lower end of height and weight that is still considered normal):

Shinji:
14 Years = 148 cm
15 Years = 155 cm
16 Years = 160 cm
17 Years = 164 cm
18 Years = 166 cm
19 Years = 167 cm
20 Years = 167 cm

Asuka:
13 1/2 Years = 150 cm <- Series starts slightly after this point
14 Years = 154 cm
15 Years = 157 cm
16 Years = 159 cm
17 Years = 160 cm
18 Years = 161 cm
19 Years = 161 cm
20 Years = 161 cm

As for weight: Assuming the same low-percentile placement on the normal distribution, which seems reasonable given their very light frames, I get rough estimates of:

Shinji:
14 Years = 39 kg
15 Years = 44 kg
16 Years = 48 kg
17 Years = 52 kg
18 Years = 54 kg
19 Years = 56 kg
20 Years = 57 kg

Asuka:
13 1/2 Years = 37 kg
14 Years = 39 kg
15 Years = 41 kg
16 Years = 42 kg
17 Years = 43 kg
18 Years = 44 kg
19 Years = 45 kg
20 Years = 45 kg

Both growth and weight gain are based on values closer to the norm, rather than low percentile values, and growth continues for longer than average, otherwise they'd end up even shorter and slimmer, possibly as low as 162cm/54kg for Shinji and 158cm/42kg for Asuka.

The loser out of this is of course Kiel, who will shrink to 158cm in the same timeframe on account of being ancient and problems with the manufacture of his mechanical parts due to outsourcing of development to a third party, while the winner is Rei, who, thanks to being cloned, grows faster, as she's about 4 years younger than her stated age. Thus, she will reach a height of 224cm and a weight of 128 kg with the option of growing to 160.000cm and about a billion tons should Gendo accidentally touch her belly again ;)

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Postby MarqFJA87 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:51 am

First, for the ethnically Japanese characters (and possibly Asuka, if the genes influencing her growth came from the Japanese part of her ancestry), you do take into account the fact that Japanese average height is significantly less than most of the world, right? The average for female adult height is ~158 cm, last time I checked.

Second, in Rei's case, you make the unfounded assumption that the biological "clock" of her cells was not affected in anyway by the accelerated growth that she had to have experienced in order to reach the appearance of a 14 year old. Incidentally, you're assuming that she was created shortly after Yui's death in 2004, when she was only introduced to Nerv staff circa 2010, making it far more likely that her creation was no earlier than 2006 (she looked like 4-5 years old, possibly even younger).
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Postby Derantor » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:58 am

Growth is taken from western charts, as those were the only I could find (and read). Should be accurate for Asuka anyways, and if averages in general are lower that just moves them closer to the norm but doesn't really change their growth pattern by more than a centimeter, roundabout. Shinji's still about 4cm below the Japanese average at 171cm.

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