C_U_P wrote:EPISODE 3 notes: I really hope I can get to the point where I can start having interesting theories soon. I'm afraid that reading this may be boring at this point.
It's sort of interesting to see how much you manage to spot, of all the clues that are being thrown around. Throughout the series there are a whole bunch of clues to the "big mysteries" that all add up, and it's really hard for anyone to notice all of them
This was another episode that sets up the basics for the series. There's a lot about how the Evangelion units work. The power is supplied power cords? Sounds kinda iffy to me.They would have to give these cords a LOT of slack, and I can't help but wonder how the cord doesn't tangle in Eva's legs.
My take on this issue is that you don't need to worry about the cables in terms of real-world issues. In fact, you'd be better not to worry about them at all, unless they are explicitly foregrounded. You might justifiably ask me why I believe this. I would answer that the power supply in the battery lasts exactly as long as it is required to last.
Five minutes is the quoted maximum active time for an Evangelion using battery power, but that five minutes seems to stretch out somewhat at times. You will also notice that at those times when dramatic tension requires the Evangelion to be limited in it's capabilities, the cable will conveniently be severed, or be otherwise unavailable.
This is, of course is an artificial limitation, but it does serve to enhance some of the action sequences. Power is not an issue, unless the plot requires it to be. The creators of the show could just as easily have said that the Evangelion contained an internal Narrativium(1) Reactor, which supplied all of its power needs. They chose to employ a limitation of available power as a plot device. It has never been my opinion that there is anything truly reprehensbile about the use of a well-tempered plot device.
The Eva has fingernails? And human-like skin. Hm.
Yes. It does. Glad you noticed. It's worth keeping that in the back of your mind at almost all times.
In some ways, I wish they would just flat-out explain the background story here all at once, especially this "Second Impact" stuff.
You already know what the average Joe on the street knows, about Second Impact, but maintain your patience just a little longer, since you will get the chance to find out, before this anime concludes. You certainly wouldn't want any SPOILER WARNING!
(highlight to read) : [ Too Bad!
] would you? I mean, if you asked directly for spoilers, I'm sure you'd get them, but I don't think it would be fair of us to offer them...
This incident has something to do with the Angels, and it drastically affected earth's environment. Speaking of Angels, this one was a bit too weird for my tastes. It looked a little too freaky/purple.
Purple is good. Aww well, there's enough Angels that you can find one more to your liking by the end. Depending on your definitions of the term, I think it's safe to say that a decent number of those here on the forum found an Angel that they were rather
fond of. Yes, you know who you are.
I'll shut up now, anyway, but you're keeping your eyes open, which is the one requirement to get anything out of this anime.
) - A fictitious substance; The fuel that powers the Plot Device.Originally posted on: 29-Apr-2005, 00:09 GMT