Mana: the Girlfriend of Steel - What do you think of her?

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Mana: the Girlfriend of Steel - What do you think of her?

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Postby Conrad Gray » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:49 pm

The eponymous heroine from the Eva game- do you like her or hate her?

I think she's okay, in an alternate-universe sort of way. At least it gives Shinji the rare opportunity to actually act like he has a spine, or at least some social skills with girls. And Mana is certainly more normal than the other two female pilots. Unless you consider Hikari, heh.

Side- I don't know why, but I guess polls aren't allowed on this subforum. So the responses are either Eh (positive), Meh (indifferent), and Bleah (negative).

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Postby MaggotMaster » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:24 pm

Too Mary Sue-ish for Evangelion.
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:37 pm

I don't know much about her. All I know is that Shinji isn't good enough for her.
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Postby Reichu » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:20 pm

Mana is a tramp, and I could mathematically prove that she is evil if I had advanced mathematical skills.
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Postby Conrad Gray » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:22 am

Were any other TRIDENT (or whatever) pilots mentioned in that game?

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Postby Ornette » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:23 am

Conrad Gray wrote:Were any other TRIDENT (or whatever) pilots mentioned in that game?

There were also 2 guys, right?

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Postby Reichu » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:49 am

Keita (the kid who crashed his landcruiser) and Musashi (the pilot of the spokes-Trident).
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Postby BobBQ » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:51 am

I've got GoS, but haven't been able to finish it.

Do they ever give a reason for NERV's rivals using child pilots? Since, as far as I can recall, the T-RIDEN-T doesn't contain anybody's soul and isn't organic, what's the point of having kids drive the big clunkers?

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Postby Conrad Gray » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:07 am

Even NGE has to conform to standard anime archetypes.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:09 am

Reichu wrote:Mana is a tramp, and I could mathematically prove that she is evil if I had advanced mathematical skills.


Was this what you were looking for :D

GoS was the product of time and money. As a formula

GoS = Time x Money

Also GoS = Mana, so

Mana = Time x Money

But we also know that time is money, so substituting

Mana = Money ^ 2

Knowing that money is the root of all evil (money = _/ Evil), we substitute to get

Mana = Evil

QED
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Postby Kaysow » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:45 am

BobBQ wrote:Do they ever give a reason for NERV's rivals using child pilots? Since, as far as I can recall, the T-RIDEN-T doesn't contain anybody's soul and isn't organic, what's the point of having kids drive the big clunkers?


Yeah they do; it's because training takes time, and they're preparing for a war, at which point they'll be all grown-up.

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Postby Hunter21 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:23 am

Mr. Tines wrote:
Reichu wrote:Mana is a tramp, and I could mathematically prove that she is evil if I had advanced mathematical skills.


Was this what you were looking for :D

GoS was the product of time and money. As a formula

GoS = Time x Money

Also GoS = Mana, so

Mana = Time x Money

But we also know that time is money, so substituting

Mana = Money ^ 2

Knowing that money is the root of all evil (money = _/ Evil), we substitute to get

Mana = Evil

QED

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Postby Evangelionfreak » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:54 pm

The first time I saw her I said "WOW Asuka cut her hair" now Im like "Hey its that girl that no one likes"
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Postby jcmoorehead » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:07 pm

I don't particularly hate her but i'm not a fan of her. She just seems to be nothing more then a plot device for the game she isn't very interesting and just seems to have a generic personality really. Then again it's not really the most exciting of games either.

I only played it for the Asuka ending.

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Postby master0rolando » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:26 am

so many haytas

i love Mana...

ive always liked characters like her...

plus her hair and demeanor remind me of a sweet girl i had love with at a summer camp in Montanna one year

im curious to know what Anno thinks of her...

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Postby Hunter21 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:34 am

That's she is the anti-Eva probably. She just doesn't fit into the world of Evangelion.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:39 pm

I thought she was a cute character (kinda cool how Megumi Hayashibara gets a chance to do a hyper character for a series game, and not just Rei!), but I prefer Asuka/Shinji. (Yes, I beat the game and watched all three endings. ^_^ My next target: GoS2! ...raw O_o)

Asuka appears to Shinji and Mana afterclass: "Anyone will do for you as long as it's a girl, right?!" Shinji freaks out: "Wha...what's wrong, Asuka? Do you need something?" Hehe...poor sap. He can never get a break.

Though there was a very OOC Asuka quote from ending 3, I think it was: "You can't see that girl because you're in love with me!" :shock: (As Shinji replied "I don't know about that!" :lol:)

Anyhow, I thought it was interesting how with, um, ending 2 I guess it was, Mana flashes Shinji. O_o (She took a shower at Misato's place.) Wonder if that means anything "happened"?

BTW, I love that "money/girls are the root of all evil" post, funny stuff! :mrgreen:
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Postby Ornette » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:06 pm

Sailor Star Dust wrote:Anyhow, I thought it was interesting how with, um, ending 2 I guess it was, Mana flashes Shinji. O_o (She took a shower at Misato's place.) Wonder if that means anything "happened"?

you mean this ending?

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:15 pm

*cracks up* Yes, that's the one. ^^;
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Postby MaggotMaster » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:43 pm

Ornette wrote:Image

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