Your favorite scene in Evangelion?

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Postby DIDDY » Fri May 22, 2009 11:30 am

Eva-01 vs Zeruel (before the power goes out) as well. I was quite impressed by the creative use of the elevator, among other things.
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Postby Evangelionfreak » Mon May 25, 2009 2:47 pm

When Kaworu looks up at Rei and smiles when he's in the clutches of Unit 01
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:02 pm

Was going to make a new thread but found the existing one. (The thread list is our friend!)
So I'll just bump this.

I've already said my favorite moment but the alternate reality sequence and "congratulations" from episode 26 are other favorites of mine.
Asuka's final fight as well.
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Postby skikes » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:17 pm

View Original PostJoseph the PRPD wrote:alternate reality sequence


Yeah, that was a special moment. Seeing Rei in a completely different light, Asuka so open over her jealousy, Yui and Gendo, Misato being... Misato and Shinji's morning glory. I feel all warm just thinking about it. :glomp:
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Postby Sachi » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:23 pm

I absolutely loved seeing Asuka torn to bits even though she's one of my all time favorite characters. Same with Rei/GNR.
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Postby Peewit » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:29 am

Zeruel's face getting grinded in the lift.

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What's your favorite scene from Eva and why?

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Postby glitz2hard » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:08 pm

Misato's death.
And while it feels horrible saying that the death of one of the show's most beloved (and, in my opinion, lovable) character's is the strongest moment... it is. It really just is. Don't get me wrong, Asuka's fight is electric, Rei's first appearance (not in ghost form, in human form, being wheeled out) and the subsequent fight hit like a train, the Third Impact is well, the Chad Third Impact, and a few other moments from the show are highly memorable, especially Rei and Shinji's rooftop talk. And as far as the rebuilds, obviously the Near Third Impact and the grand ol' sniper fight (which ends with the best near-canon anime ship moment ever) are great. Not to mention G A Y P I A N O
But anyway, back to Misato's death. I should (and will) analyze it further, but just to start... the movements of the characters. I'm not going super in-depth, but moment's like the slam against the door, Misato's kiss, Shinji just stumbling, defeated, backwards into the elevator, Misato crumpling to the floor just the same... all of these moments add to the gravity of the scene. Also, the voice acting and writing here is as good as it gets in this show, which I'm super happy to see, considering the fact that it would be about 30% as convincing otherwise. They really sell it to you, which is important for a dramatic, depressing moment. And speaking of dramatic and depressing, Migawari no Shinyuu! The music in the scene is a rendition of Thanatos (the BEST rendition [except maybe not, If I Can't Be Yours might be just as good), which is personally my favorite leitmotif
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in the entire show. I mean, there are many of them, but it's still really not a hard choice. But the song feeds off of the scene's emotion, and the scene feeds off of the song's emotion, and it just becomes this huge, tear-jerking ball of devastation... and that's before the guitar comes in. I don't know what the HELL it is about the tone of this guitar, but it's just the cherry on top. If you weren't crying before, you are now. And it's Misato's last line to Shinji, "We'll do the rest when you get back", and the sentimental look in her eyes accompanying it, that just seal off this scene as undeniably perfect. It's nothing I'll forget anytime soon.
And then there's her last words, about the carpet and Pen-Pen, which not only show the strange importance of Pen-Pen but also how she was this weird, broken, flawed character to the very end, a traumatized woman-child who hides behind sexuality and alcoholism, a destructive, pseudo-mother-figure, even pedophilic character, who isn't redeemed in her death. She doesn't dodge a bullet and kisses a child, and ends up saying some weird lame shit as her final words. But it's the fact that this show doesn't paint her as this amazing person at that point, much like other movies would (see: Yondu in GOTG2) that makes these final moments and her character overall so compelling.
And in writing this, I realize Misato is probably my favorite character. Damn. Anyway, next up on the Dante Talks About Eva Too Much Show: I dissect the End of Evangelion Soundtrack and why it's the greatest album ever recorded, listen to 11 hours of straight Eva music I have downloaded, and continue my hunt to find some vinyl copy of EoE, which I'll probably have to resort to some bootleg in a hidden corner of the internet to obtain! And I'll cry more. For sure.
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Postby Reichu » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:16 pm

Your post makes me think you would be deeply appreciative of the fic linked in my signature... :bigeyes: (Basically using a hypothetical situation with Kaworu to venture deep into Misato's past and into the darkest parts of her psyche. Great fun. Latest chapter has the "alternate continuity" version of the highly inappropriate kiss.)

Favorite scene is Eva-01 going apeshit and eating Zeruel. No contest. Eva has so much good stuff it feels unfair to pick just one thing, but...
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Postby glitz2hard » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:29 pm

View Original PostReichu wrote:Your post makes me think you would be deeply appreciative of the fic linked in my signature... :bigeyes: (Basically using a hypothetical situation with Kaworu to venture deep into Misato's past and into the darkest parts of her psyche. Great fun. Latest chapter has the "alternate continuity" version of the highly inappropriate kiss.)

Favorite scene is Eva-01 going apeshit and eating Zeruel. No contest. Eva has so much good stuff it feels unfair to pick just one thing, but...

that is the most weirdly specific fanfic ive ever heard of wtf. re-take was preeetty good tho so i'll read it. and yes, i would be deeply appreciative, considering the fact that i'm about to watch Misato's death like 10 times so i can more thoroughly and i guess, "professionally" analyze it.

also, that zeruel scene was... chilling. and kudos for remembering the name, i just refer to the angels as like, "big eyeball-lookin angel in space", "mental fuckery angel", "that one angel that eva-01 absolutely rekt in the first episode", etc.
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Postby Derantor » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:47 am

The final scene of EoE. It is just the strongest overall imho, with the stark red/black/white contrast going on, the long shots, the subtleties of the movements and expressions ... just a great scene overall, with a real gutpunch of an emotional impact. Everything is reduced to the bare essentials, stripped of unnecessary embellishments. Great stuff. Close second is the sequence around Asuka's death. The split arm comes so abruptly.

For NTE, I think it's the death of Unit 03 or Near Third Impact. The musical contrast does it for me, but I'll have to rewatch the movies to solidify the pick.

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Postby Blockio » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:36 pm

For me personally, it would still have to be the shots of the Evas launching; even among all of the ATF and Impact things going on, these are the shots that for me personally get across the raw size and power of Evas more than anything else
and Operation Yashima/Operation US, but I've always had a thing for sniper operations
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