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Postby misscaptainotter » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:59 pm

Anyone else here into the shipping of these two? Clearly it's a common ship, but if you have any other ships post them here. :v

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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:37 pm

We've had some fairly legendary Fave Couple threads over the years, even if in the past, the majority always seemed to opt for AsuShin, with KawoShin being surprisingly rare -- the threads are there in the archives for the curious.
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Postby Sachi » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:49 pm

It's actually quite peculiar how rare Kaworu/Shinji is here, given how popular it is anywhere else you go. On Tumblr it's probably the primary ship.

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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:59 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote:Sachiel/Zeruel.

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Postby Bagheera » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:35 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote:It's actually quite peculiar how rare Kaworu/Shinji is here, given how popular it is anywhere else you go. On Tumblr it's probably the primary ship.

I keep my ships neat and separate: Asuka/Shinji, Rei/Kaworu, Sachiel/Zeruel.


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Postby Reichu » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:39 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote:Sachiel/Zeruel.

Arguably this could be considered underage yaoi incest. But being all three of those on top of involving two sexy metamorphosed giants just makes it steamier.

Since I'm writing a fanfic about Dr. Katsuragi (a.k.a. Akira) currently, and he is like totally hot and super-intelligent and delicately androgynous and purple-haired and so many other delightful things, my main Eva ships at this time invariably involve him. It's a bit of a tie between Akira/Adam and Akira/Kyoko. Don't ask me how the former is supposed to work. The physical impossibility is part of the fundamental allure. :nyao: Speaking of Akira -- Sachi, how could you forgot Misato/Akira? Oh, Daddy!

I don't ship Kaworu with anyone, but I am open to shipping fem-Kaworu. With everyone and everything.
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Postby Glor » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:06 pm

Adam/Lilith will always be my OTP. Hm... does Embryo Adam/Lilith count as Shota?
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Postby Reichu » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:35 pm

View Original PostGlor wrote:Adam/Lilith will always be my OTP. Hm... does Embryo Adam/Lilith count as Shota?

Or loli, I guess, depending on your proclivities. (Adam as a big, beautiful creation goddess who becomes the ultimate victim of the Patriarchy enhances my enjoyment of Eva so substantially that if you have a problem with it, you can take it up with my hemorrhoids.) Then again, I think both shota and loli imply children that are past the toddler stage, let alone the fetal one, so we've gone all the way beyond the pale into a form of sexual deviancy I'm ashamed I don't even know the name of.
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Postby BC Baron » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:06 pm

Gotta admit I'm not really a fan of KawoShin. Maybe it's due to him only showing up right near the end of the story and not hanging around for very long, but Kaworu just never felt like a complete character to me. Of course, all of that floating in mid air and hijacking Unit-02 without even sitting in the pilot seat might be part of the reason too. IMO Rebuild magnifies this perceived plot device status by about a billion, but I digress...

It might've been interesting if we actually got to see a little bit of what his life was like before he arrived in Tokyo 3, or perhaps if he was introduced earlier in the story (not unlike the manga) and we saw him attempting to pilot an Eva in battle against another angel. Would he have actively fought on the side of NERV in order to maintain his cover story or possibly because he actually grew to care about the welfare of the other pilots? At the very least, some examination of his conflicted feelings on these matters might've provided more depth to his role.

Then again, I've often wondered how differently episode 24 might have felt if, instead of Kaworu, Shinji had gone to visit Rei III and basically spilled his guts about everything that made him sad/guilty/depressed since episode 1. She may not have been capable of offering much in the way of solid advice, but I think she still would have been willing to listen. Perhaps such a scene could have acted as a slight bit of continuity for both the decisions she makes and the interactions they shared during EoE.

A rather uncommon ship that I ponder from time to time is Shinji x Hikari. I realize there are a bunch of in universe obstacles to such a relationship, since Asuka would most likely consider any fraternizing between the Third Child and her best friend to be the ultimate betrayal. Also, it's pretty clear that the Class Rep is way more interested in Touji. Still, both she and Shinji seemed to enjoy cooking, and each sort of found themselves more or less filling the role of caretaker in their respective households, so they may have discovered that they shared some things in common if they ever spent some time getting to know each other. Plus, Hikari always seemed like such a nice, sweet person that I think she would've been a positive influence in Shinji's life.

I can vaguely recall stumbling across one or two fanfics quite a while back, which featured this pairing, but for the most part, it's extremely rare.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:59 am

View Original PostBC Baron wrote:A rather uncommon ship that I ponder from time to time is Shinji x Hikari. I realize there are a bunch of in universe obstacles to such a relationship
That ship is about as officially blessed as is Touji x Asuka

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Postby BC Baron » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:53 pm

^ Is that a clip from one of the Girlfriend of Steel video games?

I guess it doesn't count as canon, but still I gotta give Shinji some credit. That must've been some kiss! I mean, there was an explosion of light and everything.

Just goes to show what Shinji's truly capable of when nobody's pinching his nose shut or being spied on by voyeuristic pengins. Something for Asuka to think about, no doubt.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:02 pm

^
It's from the so called "Evangelion First Impression" (actually just "Neon Genesis Evangelion") game for Sega Saturn.


One thing I have noticed in recent years is a slight up-tick in the amount of Asuka x Kaworu fan art out there (admittedly starting from next to nothing). It's nice to see the best couple being recognised, however belatedly.
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Postby Sachi » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:05 pm

While red on white is a nice combination, I've never understood Asuka/Kaworu, since they literally never interact with each other in the series. The strongest connection they share is Unit-02.
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Postby IronEvangelion » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:58 pm

I've seen KawoShin shipped here before, but it's not very common. I can't remember who it was either.

Anyhow, I usually don't go for shipping (I'm into handling :naughty: ), but I do ship Mari x Kensuke. It's a pity they never got to meet in NTE.
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Postby Glor » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:48 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote:While red on white is a nice combination, I've never understood Asuka/Kaworu, since they literally never interact with each other in the series. The strongest connection they share is Unit-02.


As far as the show goes, there really isn't any wiggle room for shipping those two. I guess the appeal lies in the potential, what with Kaworu and his aloof and forward manner.

IronEvangelion wrote:I've seen KawoShin shipped here before, but it's not very common. I can't remember who it was either.

Anyhow, I usually don't go for shipping (I'm into handling :naughty: ), but I do ship Mari x Kensuke. It's a pity they never got to meet in NTE.


I've never been able to imagine Kensuke with any of the canon girls. It seems like anytime he's shipped, it's done out of pity so he doesn't get left on the island while all the other ships set sail. Asuka/Kensuke maybe? Idk, Mari/Ken seems like it might be fun. Haven't seen it much, though.
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Postby robersora » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:17 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote: On Tumblr it's probably the primary ship.


Tumblr is a haven of adolescent irrationality. Not that that's a bad thing, everybody goes through that phase, and I think it's great those kids have a place to live out those hormonally driven urges somewhat publicly without the need to bother people in the real world.
But to everybody at full thinking capability and the attention span to actually pay attention to what the show says, it's abundantly clear, that Kaworu could be the worst thing to happen to Shinji, and the only sensible ship's AsuShin.

And I say that as somebody who has Kaworu as his avatar.
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Postby Sachi » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:22 pm

View Original Postrobersora wrote:But to everybody at full thinking capability and the attention span to actually pay attention to what the show says

Since when has that ever mattered when it comes to shipping? :tongue:
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Postby niteowl02 » Sun May 29, 2016 11:52 pm

personally, i'm a big fan of both kaworuxshinji and asukaxrei, but that might just be because i'm gay myself lmao
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Postby jcmoorehead » Mon May 30, 2016 2:25 am

As mentioned KawoShin tends to be the most popular one on Tumblr at the moment, AsuShin over there tends to be quite looked down upon as being 'toxic and abusive'

I've personally always been an AsuShin shipper from the time I got into the show but I can see why people like KawoShin. For me personally, and I've said this before, shipping should be about having fun. With Eva I think by the end of it the idea is that they realize that it is possible for them to understand and find love even if it means they have to endure some pain in the process, so if that means Asuka and Shinji together or Asuka & someone else or Shinji and someone else then so be it.

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Postby Bagheera » Mon May 30, 2016 2:47 am

View Original Postjcmoorehead wrote:As mentioned KawoShin tends to be the most popular one on Tumblr at the moment, AsuShin over there tends to be quite looked down upon as being 'toxic and abusive'


Which I've always found amusing, since Kaworu's the one who kills kittens and routinely drags Shinji to his absolute lowest points. KawoShin's a nice idea but for it to work the former needs to stop doing stuff like forcing Shinji to kill him, dumping massive guilt trips in his lap, and coercing him into endeavors that have a good chance of wrecking the world. Shinji's catatonic state at the end of Q? That was all Kaworu. This is what happens when you don't listen to Asuka. :devil:
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