Timstuff wrote:Well, that still doesn't really explain hyper happy Rei in e26.
I'm going to take the Evageeks Wiki's stance here, and dub that girl Rei In Appearance Only. May guess that she was made into a genki girl for the alternate reality sequence of Ep. 26 because the writing staff thought it would be hilarious (and they were right).
Also, how do we know that Rei hasn't been lied to about the nature of her medication?
I don't see the point of lying to her about such a thing when Nerv would be totally capable to actually make the threat real. Also, she did have her uber A.T. field (whether she truly had it before Ep. 23 is up for debate, though), so preventing her from going rampant, seems to me, would be a top priority.
Also, I think it's open to debate as to whether Rei is a literal avatar for Lilith's soul, or if each Rei clone posses a soul of its own,
Episode 23 wrote:
Misato: This is?
Ritsuko: These are dummies.
And nothing but parts for Rei.
Is that a human?
Ritsuko: Yes, that's a human.
Eva, which did not have a soul ab initio,
now that has a human soul.
All of these are salvaged.
However the vessel which truly contains a soul is Rei.
Only she has a soul.
None of the other vessels have a soul.
There was nothing within the room of Gaff.
These Rei-like things here do not have a soul.
Nothing but vessels.
So I will destroy them, because I hate them.
Granted, Ritsuko is not omniscient, but i think we can trust her on this one.