[EVA] Positive Evidence
bochan at r4.dion.ne.jp
Sun Jun 6 17:54:12 EDT 2004
> > But who says that the soul of the mother has to reside
> > within the Eva? Why can't it be the other way around?
> > Afterall, Rei has the soul of Lilith; wouldn't that make
> > her the "mother" to all humans? Including Naoko Akagi?
In a very general sense, yes, but as I said in my previous post, Eva-pilot
synchronization appears to depend on the *emotional* bond between the two
entities. Furthermore, as seen by the two known cases (Shinji and Asuka), the
system also relies on the maternal instinct of the mother (Eva) to protect the
child (pilot), so placing Rei (the pilot) as the mother in the relationship
would not work.
> Rei herself says that she is bonded to all people, and even
> though that bond is not the same mother/child bond the rest
> of the pilots have to their units, it is still a rather profound bond.
When does Rei say that she is bonded to "all people"?
And even if this is true, it still makes Naoko Akagi a bad choice because of
the bad feelings between the two. It is a fact that Rei had trouble
synchronizing with Eva-00. If that trouble was due to Naoko Akagi's soul in
the core, then Nerv are a bunch of idiots.
> Kaworu was able to sync with Unit 2 at any level he chose.
> Kyoko Zepplin Soryu isn't his mother, so that throws out
> the belief that it has to be a mother/child combination.
The mother-child link is an "all other things being equal" condition that
obviously does not apply to Rei and Kaworu, so the next most obvious
explanation for Kaworu's ability to sync with Eva-02 at any level, in addition
to his Angelic nature, is that the "soul of Eva-02 had shut itself away." This
would IMO limit any interference from the Eva side.
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