Reichu wrote:NAveryW wrote:is it possible that the Sammael shown in the OP is actually the "twelfth, most powerful angel" who awoke from inside the moon in the series' original planned ending?
Much more accurate translation of the final episode summaries:Proposal wrote:Episode #23: "The Human Instrumentality Project"
The secrets of Eva and the Human Instrumentality Project unveiled, along with the truth behind Ritsuko and [Shinji's] father's goals.
Episode #24: Now, the Promised Time
Rei breaks down. Her secrets are revealed. Finally awakened, the 12 strongest Apostolos descend from the Moon. Both Eva Unit 06 and the American continent vanish completely. Humans acknowledge their helplessness in the face of the Apostolos' crushing power. The promised time, when people will return to nothing, approaches. A human drama in the depths of despair.
["Rei breaks down": "breaks down" can also be "collapses" or "be defeated". "Vanish": "evaporate" or "disappear without explanation".]
Episode #25: "Arka, the Promised Land"
The laboratory holds the ancient ruins of Arka, which have become key. In order to stop the 12 Apostolos, the United Nations' head members annul the Human Instrumentality Project and decide upon the Apostolos' destruction. [Shinji's] father objects. Shinji and the others stay at the laboratory for Rei. A drama of people conflicting over incongruous objectives.
Final Episode: "The Only Neat Thing to Do"
On the stage of the destroyed laboratory, all mysteries and drama are concluded. The denouement.
Remember at all times that the commonly distributed translations kind of, well... suck. (I'll get around to tackling episode #01 ~ #22... sometime.)
Incidentally, the "12 strongest Apostolos" were conceptually recycled into the 3-less-than-planned Mass Production Mob.I mean, they have Kaworu there and he looks a bit different...
Not by much. It's also worth noting that the animators couldn't seem to agree on how to draw him. (There is some wild variation within the span of a single episode.)
I would personally like to see that in Rebuild. (the 12 strongest Apostolos and Arka)