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Postby NAveryW » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:50 am

Here are some things that are never addressed in the series:

-Since the Evangelions have human souls, why were they never developed with the ability to talk? At least with Unit 01, that would have certainly made Gendo feel less alone, and surely it would have made Yui feel less trapped.

-Can Evangelions get cancer?

-According to the anatomy page Reichu has compiled, the Evangelions have cowper glands and prostate glands. BUT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE FEMALE. Whaaat? Do the GAINAX folks just not know basic anatomy?

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Postby BrikHaus » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:52 am

I lolled.

If the Evas have prostate and Cowper's glands, that would surely blow the "they are female" theory out of the water.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:59 am

NAveryW wrote:Here are some things that are never addressed in the series:

-Since the Evangelions have human souls, why were they never developed with the ability to talk? At least with Unit 01, that would have certainly made Gendo feel less alone, and surely it would have made Yui feel less trapped.


I seriously doubt they'd be within vocal range, although they might be able to write...

-Can Evangelions get cancer?


Perhaps, yes. Cancer could have killed all the Evangelions seen in the graveyard.

-According to the anatomy page Reichu has compiled, the Evangelions have cowper glands and prostate glands. BUT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE FEMALE. Whaaat? Do the GAINAX folks just not know basic anatomy?


Since "Farandolae" are purely fictional, perhaps, yes. But notice that there are neither Ovaries nor Testicles (nor a core) mentioned and the presence of those glands alone proves little.

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Good point! People turn into tang...wait, does poop turn into tang as well? And does an Evangelion anus connect to a Dirac Sea or something? Instant Dirac Sea Poop Elimination would explain a lot of things, na?
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Postby NAveryW » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:02 pm

UrsusArctos wrote:Good point! People turn into tang...wait, does poop turn into tang as well?
Well, people generally have at least some poo within them at all times. Thus, because we don't see people popping during EoE and leaving behind brown lumps within the orange puddles, we can assume safely that dooky does, indeed, tang.

EDIT: Huh. I didn't notice that. The Evangelions have Cowpers' glands, but not testes. Now it makes me wonder w--- um... Never mind.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:05 pm

So that stuff is held together by an A.T. Field too? Interesting. I'm sure that they could use that to good effect in cases of...

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Postby V » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:08 pm

We must preserve the biological purity of the Evas' Precious Bodily Fluids
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Postby BrikHaus » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:38 pm

V wrote:Evas' Precious Bodily Fluids

So how does an Eva get off with no genitalia?
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Postby Reichu » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:00 pm

http://evageeks.org/FGP/Evangelion_Biological_Listing

BrikHaus wrote:If the Evas have prostate and Cowper's glands, that would surely blow the "they are female" theory out of the water.

In the absence of listed gonads, I say "fanwank something"!

Perhaps, in the FAR (who theoretically serve as the biological blueprint for Adam and hence the Evas), there are minimal differences between the male and female reproductive systems, and the females take their ejaculations very seriously.

Since the Evangelions have human souls, why were they never developed with the ability to talk?

Because talking Evas would have sounded ridiculous... I guess. They SHOULD be able to speak, though, within reason.

Do the GAINAX folks just not know basic anatomy?

I never took the bio-listing completely serious, since it screeches "dodgy production values" on an "above average for NGE" scale.

Can Evangelions get cancer?

Nah, disease is for mortals.

BrikHaus wrote:So how does an Eva get off with no genitalia?

See EoE.

Also, the listing just kind of cuts off; there is theoretically more to it.
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Postby NAveryW » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:01 pm

BrikHaus wrote:So how does an Eva get off with no genitalia?
The Evangelion's prostate gland is, in fact, in very close proximity to the Entry Plug.

Actually, the best explanation I can come up with for this bizarre anatomy is that the Evangelions are androgynous, have no sexual organs, and are "female" mainly in the sense that the souls inside them are female.

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Though I do wonder: wouldn't the pilot's genitalia feel numb during sync tests?

EDIT: Even if we disregard the anatomy list that is actually shown, that last point is something to consider. Even assuming the Evangelions do have genitals, they would probably be female. Assuming the syncing is like in the Ghost in the Shell manga, that would be incredibly painful for Shinji. And if, in fact, there are no genitals whatsoever, wouldn't the pilots constantly suffer from numb groins?
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Postby Reichu » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:08 pm

NAveryW wrote:Actually, the best explanation I can come up with for this bizarre anatomy is that the Evangelions are androgynous, have no sexual organs, and are "female" mainly in the sense that the souls inside them are female.

Many do feel this way, although I'm all about Adam and the eggs, ergo Evas would have the same equipment, etc. etc. ginormous sex/gender thread. Also, Lilith sets a precedent for these big God-humanoids to have vag00.

Though I do wonder: wouldn't the pilot's genitalia feel numb during sync tests?

Do they wonder where their (cartilaginous) ears and noses went?
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Postby NAveryW » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:18 pm

Reichu wrote:Do they wonder where their (cartilaginous) ears and noses went?
Interesting point. The easiest explanation would be that they have Dummy Cartilage somewhere... or are able to just leave parts that don't exist on the Evangelion to be felt by the pilots regularly as they would outside the Evas... That last one sounds about right.
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Postby yokuchi » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:39 pm

NAveryW wrote:EDIT: Even if we disregard the anatomy list that is actually shown, that last point is something to consider. Even assuming the Evangelions do have genitals, they would probably be female. Assuming the syncing is like in the Ghost in the Shell manga, that would be incredibly painful for Shinji. And if, in fact, there are no genitals whatsoever, wouldn't the pilots constantly suffer from numb groins?


It's to keep Shinji's right hand on the trigger instead of down his pants, I'm sure of it...

And, yay for Ghost in the Shell! :D
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Postby The Imperialist » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:43 pm

Who said that they don't actually have the male repdocutive organs?
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Postby Reichu » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:45 pm

The Imperialist wrote:Who said that they don't actually have the male repdocutive organs?

No one, per se, but hopefully the idea makes less and less sense the more any given person thinks about it.
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Postby The Imperialist » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:49 pm

If it has the glands. Wait, Evas could be haemaphrodites. It is possible.
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Postby BrikHaus » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:52 pm

The Imperialist wrote:If it has the glands. Wait, Evas could be haemaphrodites. It is possible.

fem-Kaworu anyone?
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Postby The Imperialist » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:55 pm

But the so-called Fem Kaworu is not really in a biological sence a haemaphrodite, as I don't think it is something that could really not be considered 'biological' in the first place.
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Postby Reichu » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:01 pm

The Imperialist wrote:But the so-called Fem Kaworu is not really in a biological sence a haemaphrodite, as I don't think it is something that could really not be considered 'biological' in the first place.

Fem-Kaworu -- at least, the Reichu Version -- is a female, hence the fem-. In previous posts you can find me explicate on her nature in lush detail.

Is "Gender/Sex of Non-Lilim Persons" rising its ugly mug once more?
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Postby The Imperialist » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:05 pm

Probably. But evas must be haemaphrodites then. Fully.
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Postby NAveryW » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:11 pm

I doubt the Evangelions have any extensive reproductive system. That includes genitals. Then again, considering Unit 01 came from Lilith, who clearly menstruates, she might have ovaries.
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