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[SPOILERS] Explanation of Evangelion 3.0

Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:15 pm

My own offshoot of those "Explanation of" supplement-style posts. Sources include what we know so far about Eva Q, Japanese wikipedia and Minna no Eva Fan. As a note, I just put the gif together, the actual images aren't mine.

Any information or terminology I'm missing or something that's incorrect (plan to add more eventually) let me know and I'll fix it eventually. :)

Cast of Evangelion 3.0

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Silhouette vs revealed images, from Eva Store 01  SPOILER: Show
Source: http://neweva.blog103.fc2.com/blog-entry-1935.html

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Shinji Ikari - Megumi Ogata

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The Third Boy. Shinji is retrieved from Eva-01 (which had been in orbit -- punishment by Seele?) to a new world on Earth where 14 years have passed. Held in confinement by Wille due to causing Near Third Impact in saving the second Rei. Is forced to wear an explosive collar which monitors his actions as punishment for the "sin" of causing Near Third Impact.

The SDAT is recovered along with Shinji from Eva-01's Entry Plug, but Rei 2 is not.

Originally the pilot of Eva-01, currently pilots Eva-13 alongside Kaworu.

Gendo Ikari - Fumihiko Tachiki

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Called "King of the Lilin" by Kaworu.

Shinji's father. (Surname was always "Ikari" in this continuity.)

Commander of Nerv, which after the 14 year timeskip is seemingly a joint organization of Nerv--and Seele's members (which exist only as monoliths). Nerv's current members consist of Gendo, Fuyutsuki, "Rei Q", Shinji and Kaworu. Gendo wants to bring about the Fourth Impact for reasons unclear, but his motives appear to involve his dead wife Yui.

Kozo Fuyutsuki - Motomu Kiyokawa

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Vice Commander of Nerv.

Yui was a student of his when he was a university teacher.

He explains to Shinji about the truth of Yui within Eva-01 as well as Rei's origins.

Rei Ayanami (Tentative) - Megumi Hayashibara

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The First Girl. Pilots Eva-09.

Another Yui (Yui's maiden name: Ayanami) clone in the Ayanami Series. Rei Listens to Gendo's orders, but shows confusion at Shinji's denial of her being "not Ayanami" and being "not the original" (triggered by Mari's comments). The second Rei clone is apparently still trapped within Eva-01's core alongside Yui Ikari.

Kaworu Nagisa - Akira Ishida

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Called "Seele's Boy" as well as "the First Angel".

Originally the pilot of Mark.06, currently pilots Eva-13 alongside Shinji. Eva-13 is also known as a "surviving Adams".

The 1st Angel is "cast down to" the 13th Angel because of Gendo's schemes. Kaworu puts Shinji's collar on himself to earn Shinji's trust, but in the final battle, due to manifesting blood type blue, the collar explodes.

Somehow lessened the destructive power of Fourth Impact by sacrificing himself.

Wille

Misato Katsuragi - Kotono Mitsuishi

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Naval Captain of the AAA Wunder. Colonel.

Former Nerv Col Misato's Anti-Nerv organization Wille exists to destroy Nerv's Evas and prevent future Impact events from occurring.

Wille's members consist of Misato, Asuka, Mari, Ritsuko, the 3 "bridge bunnies" and the 5 new characters.

Asuka Langley Shikinami - Yuko Miyamura

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The Second Girl. Left eye is covered by an eyepatch infused with Angel-Sealing Hex Glyphs, implying permanent change caused by exposure to the 9th angel. Pilot of Eva-02 Dash. She explains to ("stupid" and "brat") Shinji the "Curse of Eva", which has resulted in her and Mari being locked in 14-year-old bodies.

Calls Mari "kone megane" (glasses-wearing person with connections).

Initiates Beast Mode Code 777 with Eva-02. Eva-02 self destructs near the final film's battle, entry plug ejected.

Mari Illustrious Makinami - Maaya Sakamoto

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Speaks English and Japanese. Enjoys singing in battles. Occasionally adds cat noises (meow) to her speech.

Pilot of Eva-08. Refers to Gendo as "Gendo-kun". A woman who appears to be Mari's mother appears with Yui Ikari in an old photo Fuyutsuki has.

Calls Asuka "Princess".

Ejects Shinji from Eva-13 at the end of the film. She and her Eva are recovered by the Wunder.

Ritsuko Akagi - Yuriko Yamaguchi

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Deputy Head (executive officer) of the AAA Wunder.

Maya Ibuki - Miki Nagasawa

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Maintenance Chief of the AAA Wunder.

Shigeru Aoba - Takehito Koyasu

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Operator of the AAA Wunder.

Makoto Hyuga - Hiro Yuki

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Operator of the AAA Wunder.

Sakura Suzuhara - Miyuki Sawashiro

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Toji's little sister. Shinji's managing doctor. Second Lieutenant.

Kouji Takao - Akio Otsuka

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Operator of the AAA Wunder. An old friend of Kaji's.

Sumire Nagara - Sayaka Ohara

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Operator of the AAA Wunder. (The voice actress Ohara also participated in 1.0 and 2.0 as a Nerv operator.)

Hideki Tama - Anri Katsu

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Operator of the AAA Wunder.

Midori Kitakami - Mariya Ise

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Operator of the AAA Wunder.

Summary of Evangelion 3.0

Based on qu4d's 3.0 summary (thank you!) but tweaked to include what information we do know.

Evangelion 3.0 Summary  SPOILER: Show

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Wille retrieves Eva 01 and Shinji from space

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but one of the Nemesis Series attacks.

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Mari is Asuka's backup, but she's unable to provide much support.

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The operation goes on...

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and Asuka wins the battle.

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The tesseract descends to Earth.

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Shinji is extracted from Eva 01 (his synch rate is 0%), and Misato's Anti-Nerv organization Wille holds him in confinement for causing Near Third Impact. Shinji is fitted with a DSS Choker to prevent him from starting anymore Impacts.

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Asuka mentions that 14 years have passed. Shinji and his SDAT were the only things retrieved from Eva-01. Another one of the Nemesis Series attacks the AAA Wunder, Wille's ship.

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After the battle, a "new" Rei in Mark.09 is sent to retrieve Shinji.

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Gendo needs Shinji for his own plans.

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Mari tries to stop Mark.09 but she doesn't succeed.

Act 4
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Rei wakes Shinji at the ruined Nerv HQ...

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and Shinji realizes this isn't the Rei he saved but another one.

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He eventually talks with Fuyutsuki who explains Yui's direct entry into Eva-01, and how the Ayanami Series are cloned from Yui.

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Shinji finds a kindred spirit in Kaworu. They bond over piano playing. Kaworu earns Shinji's trust by wearing the DSS Choker.

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Kaworu eventually explains to Shinji that they can restore the world. They head down to Central Dogma in Evangelion 13.

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But Asuka and Mari arrive to prevent them from causing Fourth Impact.

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Shinji and Kaworu--along with Rei in Mark.09--battle against Mari in Eva-08, Asuka in Eva-02.

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Kaworu realizes he was tricked by Gendo/Seele. Both Spears within Central Dogma are Longinus type instead of one Longinus type and one Cassius type.

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Shinji refuses to listen, desperate to reset the world to normal. Fourth Impact is initiated.

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Asuka switches to Beast Mode to stop Mark.09 from hijacking the Wunder, and ends up sacrificing her unit to defeat the Eva. In Eva-08, Mari ejects Shinji from Eva-13, which seems to put an end to Fourth Impact.

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Kaworu as the 1st Angel degenerates into the 13th according to Gendo's plans. Kaworu dies, but manages to lessen the effects of Fourth Impact.

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Humanity almost nearly wiped out, a devastated Shinji walks the red Earth alongside Asuka and Rei.
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Re: [MASSIVE SPOILERS] Explanation of Evangelion 3.0

Postby Charsi » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:56 am

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:Misato Katsuragi

Naval Captain of the ship AAA Wunder, former Nerv Col Misato's Anti-Nerv organization Wille exists under the cover story of restoring the ocean to blue after Near Third Impact.


That's their cover story, really? That's awesome because it ties into the little water park/aquarium/ocean recovery project that Kaji takes all the pilots to.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:14 pm

From what I understand, that's Willie's cover story, yeah.

Added character names / images ( http://imgur.com/a/SwgAr#0 ) and seiyuu names as well as character information.

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Postby Reichu » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:16 pm

Rei Q isn't confirmed to be the third Rei, AFAIK. Asuka says さっきのパイロットね。綾波タイプの初期ロットか。 (The pilot from earlier. She's from an early lot of Ayanami Types?) near the end of the movie, though.
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Postby qu4d » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:04 pm

Why do you always say "Willie"? :P

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:14 pm

View Original PostReichu wrote:Rei Q isn't confirmed to be the third Rei, AFAIK.


So teh Japanese wikipedia is a lie? I guess "apparently the third Yui clone" would sound better?
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Postby Reichu » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:04 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:So teh Japanese wikipedia is a lie?

I didn't see that part. Would you be able to quote the text for the 3rd Rei thing? Even better, to have a source that says what part of the movie reveals this tidbit.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:20 pm

From the other day:

Unexplained stuff thread wrote:One more question from me: Japanese wikipedia claims we're dealing with Rei 3 in Q.

Japanese wiki Rei Ayanami wrote:前作において初号機のコアに取り込まれたレイとは異なる、三人目のユイのクローンと「アヤナミレイ(仮称)」が登場。

Regarding the previous work, it differs in that Rei was taken into* Eva-01's core. The third Yui clone "Ayanami Rei (temporary name)" appears.


*Same word from the 2.0 Preview about Shinji and Rei.

Is this most likely the case considering there are similarities between Q and the Bitter End arc? I guess this means Rei 2 and Yui's souls are within Eva-01's core? Did their souls possibly merge or we just don't know what's the deal with Rei 2 and Yui yet?
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Postby qu4d » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:19 am

SSD, would you mind if I am making another breakdown of the whole film? With more pictures etc. since we now have quite a few.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:56 am

I was going to add a lot more stuff (Evas, Angels, etc) to the first post, I just didn't get around to that yet.

You can add any film breakdown stuff here so we can have it together in one big thread then I can add it to the first post.
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Postby qu4d » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:34 am

(I kinda tried to reconstruct everything but I didnt read the translations yet and I have no real idea when the stuff on the Wunder takes place etc. so it's definitly not flawless)

Evangelion 3.0 - you can (not) redo

Act 1

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Wille wants to get Shinji/Eva 01 down to earth...

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...but there are some problems...

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Mari is Asukas backup in space, but doesnt do a lot.

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The operation goes on...

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...and Asuka owns.

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The tasseract descends down to earth.

Act 2
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Shinji is being extracted from Eva 01...

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...and gets a nice and warm "welcome".

Act 3

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But NERV doesn't like that WILLE has now Shinji...

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...and sends a new Rei with Eva 09 to get Shinji back.

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Mari tries to stop them but she doesn't succeed.

Act 4
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Rei wakes him up at NERV...

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...and he tries to bond with her. But she is different.

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He has a talk with Fuyutsuki who explains him Reis origin etc.

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But he finds a friend in Kaworu who cheers him up.

Act 5
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They are told that they can redo everything and head for Terminal Dogma.

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But Asuka and Mari are there to stop them.

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Fight fight fight.

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Kaworu notices that something is wrong...

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Shinji continues nonetheless and initiates Fourth Impact.

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Asuka switches to Beast Mode and wants to stop them.

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Kaworu dies and Shinji is sad...

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After all the chaos, Shinji, Asuka and Rei walk the red earth...

The End
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Postby Kendrix » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:44 am

Don't those half-rotted heads Fuyutsuki shows Shinji imply that there's been a lot more Reis in-between?

Kinda drives home the horror of how she can really be cloned and cloned again...

Also "Rei III" would imply that this is the same character from the original series, but they're markedly different, or well, as different as clones from the same sample come.
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Postby deeRez » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:18 pm

View Original Postqu4d wrote:Image
...and Asuka owns.


That was Shinji's doing - Asuka summons Shinji inside the Tesseract with the power of "baka."
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Postby Reichu » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:26 pm

View Original Postqu4d wrote:I didnt read the translations yet

They... might help. :3

The pic of Rei with the glowing Seele logo in the background is probably from the Central Dogma scenes.

View Original PostdeeRez wrote:That was Shinji's doing

If it was, he has zero recollection of it... And with the ramifications of Fuyu's info dump, we can probably get away with NOT attributing it to Shinji...
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Postby deeRez » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:40 pm

View Original PostReichu wrote:If it was, he has zero recollection of it... And with the ramifications of Fuyu's info dump, we can probably get away with NOT attributing it to Shinji...


Then at least it should state that it's Unit 01's doing then.
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Postby Grand Duke of Yashima » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:36 pm

SSD, I like your captions. You'd be really good at writing Children's stories.
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Postby duo_rei » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:24 am

View Original Postqu4d wrote:
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But NERV doesn't like that WILLE has now Shinji...



Wow you're a genius! This shall do it for me until the DVD/BD comes out :)

One thing though, if my memory serves me right, that picture of Black Rei on the right should be much later in the story when Mark 9 and EVA 13 are already down in Central Dogma and fighting EVA 02 and Co.... I'm tempted to say some in-built mechanism took over Mark 9 (hence all those SEELE marks in the entry plug) and Rei was surprised about that, but I could be wrong orz

That new spoiler PV on Hikki's YouTube channel makes me want to go back and watch Q 3 more times *facepalm*

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Postby Marfil » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:26 am

That picture of Rei in the black suit is indeed from the scene duo_rei is making reference. At the end of the movie, when Mark 9 is forced by Seele to infect Misato's ship, Rei is not at that moment in control of the Evangelion anymore.

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Postby Reichu » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:39 am

BTW, upon additional script work, my guess is that "Adams survivor" does NOT refer to Kaworu, but to Eva-13. The phrase comes up when Eva-13 goes all Whore of Babylon.

01:18:06 Damn it! It's entering its pseudo-evolved form!
01:18:09 Guess it's awakening...
01:18:12 It's (one of?) the surviving Adams.

01:18:06 こいつ!疑似進化形態を超えている!
01:18:09 覚醒したみたいね・・・
01:18:12 アダムスの生き残りが!

Of course, Japanese Wikipedia says one thing, but various discussion boards go along with "Eva-13". Seems like the best guess for now, unless someone who's seen the film can confirm/deny.

And the "third Yui clone" is still misleading, I say, unless we can get confirmation that there is something in the film indicating that Q!Rei actually has an ordinal. It's not in the dialogue, for certain.
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Postby qu4d » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:12 am

Yeah, the picture of Rei is from another scene, but I didnt really know what other picture I should have used... just gimme one and I'll replace it :P

@reichu: Quite interesting... I mean, we have seen 4 Adams, so they must have ended up somewhere. I can see Unit 13 being one :>


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