Firstly, sorry for the double post. Secondly, before I went too off topic with a rant in this other thread with this post
. I figured I'd air my grievances here in the appropriate thread to avoid straying off topic.
As others have mentioned about the time constraints in not being able to explain things to Shinji, after watching 3.33 again to double check, they have an entire segment devote to telling Shinji where Unit-01 is powering the Wunder, and that he can no longer pilot Unit-01, but he's in the DSS choker because he could cause another impact, and also as a punishment. Shinji asks why he's being punished but is ignored, and asks why he'll be blown up and is simply introduced to Sakura. The only useful information he gets is from Asuka after she fists the glass between her and Shinji telling him that its been 14 years, and that the curse of the EVA kept her looking so young.In the time the explained all that useless mishegoss, they could have given more useful information, like why things have changed so much, or that they are no longer with NERV, and are part of an organization hunting NERV. Had they been more selective with what they told him, he may not have run off and ended up causing Fourth Impact.
So a compounded issue with the Rebuild is that Misato, indirectly, has caused two impacts, pushing Shinji to fight for what he wanted against Zeruel, and not taking the time to explain things to Shinji, pushing him right into the hands of his father and NERV. They blame Shinji (i.e. his "punishment" in wearing the DSS choker), and they should know that when Shinji is faced with adversity, he scarpers. It happened twice in the Rebuilds, and Misato is aware of the circumstances behind both, yet in her hatred of Shinji, and her own avoidance of responsibility for not better guiding her young ward, chose to not level with him and instead treat him as a prisoner without explaining what he did wrong to be treated so poorly. So when Shinji has the chance to leave, with someone who he believes he's saved, he bolts, and Misato is upset by this, yet doesn't kill him when given the chance, showing some of the many contradictions 3.33 has.
Some have said that WILLE wanted Shinji back, which I don't entirely believe. They needed Unit-01 to power the Wunder. Shinji being recovered, after two supposed failed attempts doesn't support this assumption. However, why would they bother to bring him back just to strap a bomb to him? What is the point of that? Nothing that Misato does makes any sense, and it seems as though there are a lot of missing pieces behind the motivations of why Shinji was brought back. If they really wanted Shinji back, they would have treated him better.
Anyway, end of rant.
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