How would you best describe Shinji Ikari?

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How would you best describe Shinji Ikari?

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Postby offthechainjoe » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:24 pm

How would you describe Shinji?

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Postby Vegeta 20XX » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:37 pm

A whiny kid in a teenager's body with daddy issues, an Oedipus complex, and no spine. Occasionally has moments of sheer badassery and bravery, but those are typically balanced out with an abnormally large amount of crying, wimpyness, and self-hate (considering that this is Shinji we're talking about, this is an understatement). Also, is frequently shipped with either Asuka (dominant in this forum) or Rei, which is ironic since any child resulting from this will end up several times more fucked up than either of those parents. That, and in the case of S/R shippers, the fact that Rei is sterile is a devastating blow to the aforementioned shippers.

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Postby Barong » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:27 pm

A deeply troubled fourteen year old child who longs for love and takes on the biggest burden one could possibly imagine when first setting foot in the wretched Evangelion.
Very good manners, most always kind and certainly helpful, though so easy to irritate and hurt that he can't show it often. Has a whole lotta love to give but practically received none for the major part of his life.
He's a guy through and through who unfortunately just hit THAT age. Falls for most every pretty girl in an instant, which is quite a bummer since he lives in the world of an artist who can't draw ugly people ...
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:05 pm

TV -- a harmless nebbish
EoE -- a quitter and a wife-beater
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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:09 pm

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Postby NemZ » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:24 pm

Mr. Tines wrote:TV -- a harmless nebbish
EoE -- a quitter and a wife-beater


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Postby NickFury90 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:25 pm

a bitch

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Postby schismatics » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:45 pm

A boy in need of a pair.

Whenever he gets the proverbial testicles, something bad always happens (i.e. Episode 15 & 19).

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Postby DanteNeverCry » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:21 pm

A piece of shit
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Postby IrkenEvangelion » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:23 pm

^^ Very direct. I agree with Mr.Tines.
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Postby I Accidentally Dracula » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:23 pm

An idiot who essentially annihilates the human race because he couldn't make up his mind for 90 minutes?

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Postby oOoOoOo » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:19 pm

A delicate piece of glass, lightly caressed by Kaworu's knowing hands.
~ O-chan is soooo 2D right now.

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Postby Synapsid » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:37 pm

I can't help but notice that we've been here before...

Either way I don't know if any of the kids can really be summarized in short...none of them conform neatly to an archetype... but if I had to pick a word it would be Kaworu's use of "delicate"
To start off, Shin-chan is an emotionally broken child who was essentially abandoned by his surviving parent, he has no self esteem and no self actualisation outside of his basic stability that he looses by soldiering. But despite that Shinji willingly does his most in a job a child like him should never have been pressed into...at least until all the reasons he had for for going functioning are taken away from him, leading to the desperate, broken child seen in EoE.

As far as appearances go Shin-chan is also ambiguous, he has a rather delicate/pretty design that contrasts with the kakkoii/handsome designs that were usually associated with action heroes (and that Kaworu and Touji use to some extent), So visually he stands out from the start, and his socially androgynous behavior only goes to further this...but at the same time Shinji also erupts into acts of animalistic violence something, that outwardly seems incompatible with his delicate type appearance and personality, but actualy fits in quite well as acts of near suicidal desperation... something that of course in TV or ROE never works out all well.

oOoOoOo wrote:A delicate piece of glass, lightly caressed by Kaworu's knowing hands.
Oh...you used the word while I was still typing mine up Oneesan...I guess I've got nothing better to do than keep it... It's my fault for being slow :unsure:

But yes Shinji is very glassy, if he's pressed he'll brake if he's broken he'll cut whatever touches him...He could have used a expert glassblower like Kaworu :shinji_blush:
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:44 pm

A very normal introvert suffering with typical past traumas and typical teenage problems which are exacerbated to an extreme degree by being forced into extraordinary circumstances that nobody, much less emotionally/mentally unstable teenagers (almost an oxymoron), should have to deal with.
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Postby Sammaeloo » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:47 pm

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Postby Guyver Spawn » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:42 pm

A whiny kid in a teenager's body with dad issues and has to lurn the life the hard way. He is almost emo but not on the Superman Prime level though.
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Postby NickFury90 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:23 pm

Guyver Spawn wrote:A whiny kid in a teenager's body with dad issues and has to lurn the life the hard way. He is almost bosnian but not on the Superman Prime level though.


Nobody is on Superboy Prime's level of eemo bitchness. African-American brother makes Shinji look like Conan the Barbarian.

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Postby Combs » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:39 pm

An emotionally torn kid from an early age, who lived daily life like a robot until the day came he had to get in 'one', whose experience and emotions increase exponentially as he tries to find a reason why.

His father must've gone through the same thing, instead chiseling a man to be made of stone.

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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:39 pm

-A loner
-Issues with parents
-Difficulty with trusting others

He does improve half way into the series up until everything that fucks up the characters go down.

-Then he becomes a lot worse then he originally was. To the point of not caring for his life or others(EoE) and not knowing or forgetting what he really wants.

-Also over the coarse of the series he has trouble showing his true feelings most of the time.
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Postby oOoOoOo » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:56 pm

Guyver Spawn wrote:He is almost bosnian but not on the Superman Prime level though.
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