[EVA] Re:Gendou [was Memorable Eva character quotes]
mono32387 at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 27 13:48:56 EST 2004
A good ramble none the less, staying on topic is a good thing. ^_^
>From: "Ray Miller" <rmiller2 at wvu.edu>
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>Subject: [EVA] Re:Gendou [was Memorable Eva character quotes]
>Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 11:44:36 -0500
> >>> "R.J.N" <rjn at beeb.net> 12/24/2004 6:34:59 PM >>>
> > Also less memorable is Gendou's "well done Shinji" (ep.#14?). I
>that was more father-to-son than anyone might realise. <
>Well, its not that Gendou doesn't love or care about Shinji. He just
>won't let himself - because he thinks any of his attentions will
>ultimately harm Shinji, and that expressing or pursuing a relationship
>with his son would distract him from his goal in the HCP.
>Gendou was a creepy, anti-social guy who Yui was attracted to - much to
>the shock of the people who knew her best. G wasn't a bad guy - just a
>generally socially undesirable one. His relationship with Yui must have
>meant very much to him, in spite of the benefits his of his involvement
>with Seele that came as a result of it. Then, suddenly, she's gone. I
>think the scene during Fyutski's recollections of the early NERV events
>- in which he recalls Gendou after Yui's [supposedly failed] sync test -
>is very powerful. His whole demeanor changes. The mannerisms we've
>seen in him in the past change, and we see the ones we know of as
>Commander Ikari start in that scene. In particular, the shadow of the
>"cross" along his shadow on the wall behind him is an incredibly
>stunning visual - representative of the great weight he now carries, and
>the torment he must have experienced and will continue to experience...
>defining Gendou as a truly tragic character.
>Sorry, just rambling about something that your comment brought to mind.
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