The most powerful scene in any Evangelion media

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The most powerful scene in any Evangelion media

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Postby BeoX2 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:20 am

By powerful, I mean emotionally important, psychologically brutal, or just plain memorable.

My favorite, by far, bar none, is the Sandbox Sequence in EoE. Just the way it was done and the metaphors it contains makes it one of the most amazing scenes in any piece of visual media. The mix of subtle clues and visual hints, mixed with the frightening and eerie carnival music makes this scene shine, darkly. I wish that I could make something that amazing. Getting into the meaning of it all would be too long for this discussion, but I feel as though this scene alone is enough to justify watching the entire Evangelion series

The scene can be found here. Sorry for the subless Japanese, best I could do.[/url]
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Postby Clover » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:45 am

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Postby Gamer137 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:50 am

That sandbox scene is still one of the more confusing ones for me. I can guess the studio equipment like Shinji is being filmed is related to the the end of episode 26 and how he is sitting in another studio. Secondly, Shinji was irritated and was going to stomp something; however, I think the structure used, the pyramid, is suppose to represent Shinji's distaste for NERV since there main facility is a pyramid which just got obliterated to kingdom come by SEELE.

I got to say the most charged up scene for me was berserk Unit-01 in episode 16. Episode 14 is when the series starts finally getting into full gear, but 16 tells you, "Remember the weekly villain Saturday morning cartoon format we had two weeks ago? Yah...we kind of scratched that idea. Here is some Freudian material for you too watch. Did we also mention the angels don't really have blue blood? Good luck keeping up with us."

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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:54 am

The scene with the Eva series circling above Asuka in Death and Rebirth has always been the most moving for me.
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Postby BeoX2 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:57 am

View Original PostGamer137 wrote:That sandbox scene is still one of the more confusing ones for me. I can guess the studio equipment like Shinji is being filmed is related to the the end of episode 26 and how he is sitting in another studio. Secondly, Shinji was irritated and was going to stomp something; however, I think the structure used, the pyramid, is suppose to represent Shinji's distaste for NERV since there main facility is a pyramid which just got obliterated to kingdom come by SEELE.


The way I see it was that the stage equipment was supposed to show the "behind the curtain" aspects of Shinji's mind, and that the rest was the proverbial "show" that he was putting on for the rest of the world.
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Postby Sachi » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:02 am

The entire EoE movie from the point in which Asuka dies to the very end.
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Postby Maka » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:12 am

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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:18 am

That would be my second pick.
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Postby BeoX2 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:38 am

View Original Postchild of Lilith wrote:That would be my second pick.



Same here. Also, if anyone here has read Re-TAKE, the last, say, 5 panels are pretty high up there on my "wow" list. You know which ones.
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Postby Clover » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:41 am

View Original PostBeoX2 wrote:Same here. Also, if anyone here has read Re-TAKE, the last, say, 5 panels are pretty high up there on my "wow" list. You know which ones.
Oh yeah. I know the panels. Oh wait, you mean that... yeah.

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Postby BeoX2 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:47 am

View Original PostClover wrote:Oh yeah. I know the panels. Oh wait, you mean that... yeah.


Hahaha, whatever floats your boat, bud.
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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:01 am

I'm more of a Rei fan, so never really got into Re-Take.
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Postby BeoX2 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:05 am

View Original Postchild of Lilith wrote:I'm more of a Rei fan, so never really got into Re-Take.


Well, I can....ahem...."understand" that, but you should still look into it. Just imagine it's always Rei there. It's really quite interesting, for both sides of the coin.
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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:20 am

I going to try reading it once, but then I heard about a certain scene involving Rei and I decided it wasn't worth my time to try reading it anymore.
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Postby MugwumpHasNoLiver » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:40 am

A lot of great choices, but after a brief deliberation, I'm going to choose Asuka's mind rape by Arael. Now, in a series full of memorable and fascinating moments of mental lotharioism , I thought choosing just one would be difficult, but it turns out that it really wasn't. For some reason, be it either the blunt trauma, the music, the images, the editing, the entire sequence conjures up so many deep-seated emotions in me: sadness, pity, empathy, sorrow, that I'm always left completely exhausted and satisfied after watching it. In other words, the cinematic equivalent of a great wank.
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Postby carla » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:48 am

eva-01 eating zeruel in episode 19, for me.

OR, awakened!eva-01 with the creepy demonic wings and dark clouds and wind swirling all around it in EoE.

both of those moments are pretty much seared in my brain since the first time i saw them.
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Postby Killer Bee » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:56 am

A lot of moments come to mind, but after watching EoE for the first time in years, I'm going to have to say the pre-Instrumentality sequence where Shinji strangles Asuka. Personally, I'd have to say that's the most powerful scene in the entire Evangelion franchise. Even though I knew what was going to happen, it still had a huge impact on me at that moment.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:18 pm

View Original PostKiller Bee wrote:the pre-Instrumentality sequence where Shinji strangles Asuka.
That's definitely my pick for most disturbing (mayo be damned).
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Postby BeoX2 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:21 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:That's definitely my pick for most disturbing (mayo be damned).


Idk, I still use the mayo scene to show people how screwed up Eva is. I'll be like "Oh, you think you've seen worse? Really? Watch this"
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Postby TehDonutKing » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:44 pm

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