Baz wrote:One really out-there possibility is that there is only one angel soul that is continually reincarnating and learning as it goes along.
Interesting, but why? Why one, and not none, and where did the one come from? Why one, and not many? I see how the sequential appearance might suggest it, but is there any other evidence that might support that, other comments made by characters that fall into that line of logic? Perhaps the Angel Tower is supportive of that, although there are problems there (lots of stuff in there doesn't seem to be from any previous Angels we've seen).
Baz wrote:Armisael's angel tree means that Armi knew about previous angels.
Actually, it only means that Armi could reproduce some of the forms of the previous Angels, and a bunch of other stuff.
Baz wrote:where do their souls go when they die? Back to Adam until she's ready to release them again?
They go where any other souls go, I presume. I don't recall any suggestion that their souls act in a specialized manner after death. Have I missed something?
SaltyJoe wrote:I always assumed that the forming of the Angel Tower was more a matter of biology than soul magic.
I agree with this (pending other evidence). Looking at the Angels-as-evolution theory, each Angels "biology" can support the forms we see from any, plus other things. Since the ATF determines the form, and the form is determined by self-determination, the potential for each form should be in each Angel, I think.
SaltyJoe wrote:Unit-00 was a replica of Adam
Sauce, please. 00 is apparently very much like 02, etc., while Adam is, apparently, another order of entity, a Seed of Life. "Cloning", "partial cloning", whatever, didn't seem to recreate a replica of Adam, just as 02 did not replicate (per se) Lilith. There seems to be a gap between Eva and Seed of Life, no?
SaltyJoe wrote:containing within itself the genetic blueprints for all the other Angels. So i think that when Armi fused with her, the genetic material in the Adam clone was somehow activated, igniting a process that lead to mass Angel genesis.
Maybe...but isn't more likely the genetic material in Armi went wild as she lost control of her form? And might Armi be special, since (somehow) Rits, I believe, explains that this Angel can take on different forms (wonder how she did that)?
Ritsuko: But that shape is, I am sure, not a fixed shape.
SaltyJoe wrote:i think there was actually a sort of evolutionary race going on between the Angels.
I think so, too, but bigger brains than mine don't agree...
SaltyJoe wrote:all Angels (well, the mindfuck Angels are debatable) percieved the Evangelions, technically other Angels, as hostiles, trying to prevent them for reaching their goals.
Didn't the Angels react to the Evas in that way more or less only when the Evas actually were in the way?
And, apparently everyone is an Angel (depending on the definition).