Rei is like Voldemort?
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Warren Peace wrote:Ugh, I really hate this "soul splitting" business, even if it's what the creators were going for (which I doubt in a lot of cases). I think we're getting in the habit of chopping up souls like a pizza in order to fill in gaps in knowledge/plot holes/mysteries. But that's a whole other thing...
The rest is closer to fanwank. In the Unit-00 incident, we have Shinji's weird vision and the reference to Rei-01 in the script. That's it.
In Kyoko's case, it was about duality, about cutting a personality in half. Motherly and destructive. Chopping up Lilith's soul is "how many Reis can dance on the head of a needle" stuff necessitated by Anno's explainophobia. Kyoko is the ONLY officially documented case of soul splitting.
But like I said, it almost doesn't matter. If how you characterize things is what they intended, that's just supreme laziness (on their part). "You get some of Lilith's soul, and you do too, but not you, you get the other piece of her soul that the first one had and-"
Warren Peace wrote:Well, if you really wanna know my fanwank, it's that Rei gets her own soul in addition to Lilith's when the latter is implanted into a Rei body. That explains how (at least) two people can be in different places at the same time. So Rei-01 dies, gets shoved in Unit-00 somehow, and Rei-02 is born anew as the sole current possessor of Lilith's soul. Yeah, it's just as much BS as yours, but mine is slightly less stupid and less complicated and no one is pizzafied.
BS is unavoidable here no matter what you think, because there is literally not enough official information to form a logical conclusion. Shinji's vision and the Rei-01 reference are not "compelling" evidence for soul splitting, they are context free. They could mean anything. And we only know about Rei-01 because of access to the script! There is no evidence that Kyoko's situation is a regular occurrence in the Eva universe. There is no evidence for anything.
Anyway, my last word on the subject here, it's too off topic and there's nothing much else to add. Remember, "it's AN explanation" is not a synonym for "it's THE explanation".
That said, I still think that she was designed to fit the description of Schizoid Personality Disorder without actually having it.
UrsusArctos wrote:You mean 3.0 + 1.0? That's in a different continuity altogether. The backstory for Gendo, limited as it is, is available in Episode 21, and it paints him as less of an Aspie and more of a brilliant person growing up in an abusive environment, and thus turning to straight-up villainy. Rebuild's take on Gendo is quite distinctive and unique, leading to a whole different character than the one we're used to in the TV series.
SaVaGe wrote:Ricky O wrote:Just THROWING THIS OUT THERE.
Unable to relate to others.
Difficulty with personal space.
Difficulties understanding non-verbal cues.
Lack of perspective on "the big picture."
Seemingly emotionless, emotions at the wrong times.
Sweet and caring deep down (this one's mine).
Okay, so, DISCUSS.
A lot of that actually sounds like the manga Kaworu to me.
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