Gendo'sPapa wrote:I'd argue Misato in 3.0 is being the nicest & most caring to Shinji she's ever been. Everyone gets their panties in a bunch because Misato isn't coddling & being a dotting mother to Shinji in the third film but for the first time in the series - NGE included - she's telling him "NO. You do NOT need to go out there on the battlefield & face certain death for us." She's denying him the chance to go out & die & is instead keeping him as far away from conflict as possible. For the first time in the NGE universe she's being a real mother - i.e. she's NOT sending her surrogate child out to possibly die but is keeping him safe.
Interesting analysis, it's true that now that the Angels aren't around anymore, Shinji isn't indispensable anymore, which is a shame since at this time he finally found his own reason and motivation to fight (to protect those he has come to care about)
Still, I think that there were better ways to tell him that he didn't had to go on the battlefield anymore than basically publicly humiliating him in front of the whole Command Bridge crew. (the explosive collar being here for completely unrelated reasons)
xanderkh wrote:THAT'S why Misato wanted Shinji to "do nothing anymore", specifically everything Eva. Not because she was being a bitch that hated Shinji for what he did, but to not only protect the world, but to protect HIM as well, cause if he got in Eva again being what he is, they will HAVE to kill him, and apparently, she didn't want that. THAT'S what you're missing with this details Ray, that Misato DOES care.
That's something I never understood thought: why did they thought that he would get inside an Eva again, or that he would even be able to get in an Eva again?
Look at the situation he's in: EVA-01 is encased in a giant armored pod and Shinji can't synch with it anymore, Evas 02 and 08 are in their armored cage, probably heavily guarded when not in use, Shinji is a scrawny 14 years old boy in a giant battleship whose layout he doesn't know, full of armed guards and other means of defense (automated doors, cameras...), how the freaking hell did they thought that Shinji could get in an Eva if he suddenly decided to?
Just tell him why he can't pilot anymore ("you're an Impact Trigger and can destroy the world if you lose control over your emotions, which tends to happen often with you") and he'll obey without problems! (and before you said it, yes, they were probably gonna say it to him had Mark.09 not attacked)
So why all these extreme measures as if he was Solid Snake or Chuck Norris, did they thought that he could had the same powers than Kaworu?