Which character do you empathize with the most?

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Postby CyberXIII » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:23 pm

Which character, in your opinion, do you feel you relate to the most?
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Postby Great Genius Shinji-Sama » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:25 pm

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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:31 pm

I said in my Kinda Sorta Eva Magnum Opus that "...I was almost a perfect amalgamation of these characters. I was Shinji; quiet, afraid, so full of self-doubt and trepidation. I was also Asuka; so driven to be the best, to prove my worthiness at something."

I could probably have extended that to include all the characters, really, but Shinji and Asuka were the two I latched onto first.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:33 pm

Asuka.

I had thought early on that it would be Rei -- her behaviour in the dungeon crawl part of episode 11 mirrored mine in similar circumstances -- but come episode 16, it was Asuka's pain I felt most acutely, then and after.
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Postby Mongoosedog » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:33 pm

Shinji, i always thought that the issues he had were the same as mine, even down to not being able to swim and using the excuse "humans wern't meant to float". but looking back it's hard to tell if i had the same issues as Shinji or if i just wanted them so i subconsciously got those problems as time passed.

now i empathise with most of the characters, not because i can share their experiences but because i understand their character and know what they would be feeling to some extent.

i still empathise most with Shinji
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:39 pm

I can relate to Shinji the most. Although I think I have been changing for the better just a little...
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Postby child of Lilith » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:44 pm

Rei. Of all the charters she was the one I could most relate to. I understood the others well enough, but I just didn’t get the same gut level emotional reaction with them as I did with Rei.

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Postby MatrixRefugee » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:54 pm

It depends: if I'm having a bad day, I empathize with Shinji more (heck, I'm the rare person who wants to just hug the kid, wrap him up in a blanket, offer him some tea and cookies and tell him that if he needs someone to talk to, I'm there). If I'm feeling shy and withdrawn, I relate to Rei more. Most of the time, I relate to (yep!) Fuyutsuki: I have to work with my least favorite people on a day to day basis, and I'm still feeling the pain of a lost love, even after years have gone by...
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Postby Merridian » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:12 pm

I can relate most to Kaji's paranoia, but at the same time, I also relate to Fuyutsuki's apathy. I'd say that there are elements of Kaji's character that I kind of strive to incorporate into myself (i.e. his eloquence, his cool, and his sortaconfidence).

So I guess I relate most to Shigeru Aoba, since what little charactarization he's given is that of a hard-boiled film-noir nihilist. Though that's only on bad days. On good days I'm just another uncool mundane Kaji-wannabe.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:43 pm

Shinji: he's the everyman in regards to how depression/anxiety can completely and utterly fuck you up.

EDIT: Also, Rei, in some manner. Not sure how to explain that.
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:45 pm

Oh wait...
CyberXIII wrote:Which character, in your opinion, do you feel you relate to the most?


http://forum.evageeks.org/viewtopic.php?t=6197
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Postby schismatics » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:29 pm

hmmmm...well to be honest it's a combination of Fuyutski and Shinji.

Shinji because of all the teen angst (blargel no one understands me :bawl: ) and that he pretty much justifies running away.

Fuyutski - he's just kind of there, doing his own thing...which is pretty much what I do...

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Postby Teague » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:27 am

Rei I, she trolls scientists and doesn't afraid of anything


In all seriousness, probably Kensuke. He gets his priorities straight, even if they're a bit twisted by conventional standard.
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Postby nyugvo6 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:36 am

Shinji. I was really depressed at the time when I watched eva first, so I could understand him quite well.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:47 am

So many Shinjis!

No wonder I feel like the odd one out so much of the time around here.
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Postby NemZ » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:38 am

Some conglomeration of Gendo, Aoba, and Hyouga. actually, probably some Fuyutsuki too, and Kaji when gets 'stoner philosophical'.

Eh, I guess I empathize a bit with almost everyone, but certainly not exclusively to any one character. None of them is really 'me', but most of them are deep enough that I can relate to one facet or another. Aoba probably the most and Ritsuko the least, but a little bit of everyone.
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Postby Vegeta 20XX » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:56 am

Fuyutsuki, for more or less the same reasons MatrixRefugee said. Also, ironically, Asuka (to some degree, anyway), mainly because of an explosive temper, a burning desire to be the fucking BEST, and brief periods of hopelessness when I end up not being the fucking BEST.
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Postby Xard » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:00 am

don't worry vegetaxx, you don't stand chance when I'm around!

This is to say:

Asuka

but even more:

Shinji


add in some Fuyutsuki to Asunji and yup, that's quite good
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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:31 pm

Eva Yojimbo wrote:"...I was almost a perfect amalgamation of these characters. I was Shinji; quiet, afraid, so full of self-doubt and trepidation. I was also Asuka; so driven to be the best, to prove my worthiness at something."


This. One of the main reasons Rei was one of my favorite characters was that I felt like she wasn't a major facet of my personality. Though I guess she could be symbolic of societal repression of emotion...

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Postby Alaska Slim » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:42 pm

Shinji, and I'd throttle the jackass if I ever met him. Hypocritical, to be sure, however it's what he deserves, and in some respect, needs. :headbeat:

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So do I Professor, I thought our reasoning for thinking A/S wouldn't work was the same, but now it seems yours is from a slightly more disturbing perspective.

Well, whatever the cause, our goal is the same, in that, we may remain united (To torment their shippers to no end, and laugh when that ship sinks once more in Rebuild :evillaugh: ).
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