[EVA] Rei's appearance in the first episode
frumious99 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 6 01:28:54 EST 2009
Rei's appearance in episode 1 has nothing to do with
"Rei" from episode 1. Normal souls can't do that.
The Rei/Adam/Lilith Hybrid has "transcended time"...which it can do because,
you know, its a Living God and they tend to be able to do such things.
Note, of course, that Avatars of the Hybrid appear when Misato and Ritsuko
die...before the Hybrid even forms, and also to Shinji at the end after it dies
-- Bookending the first appearance (i seriously think they planned to bookend
the series like that, or in a manner similar to that, the entire time)
The problem is that the first episode aired in 1995, and End of Eva wasn't out
until 2 years later...in Japan. In the USA the best they had was bootleg
fansubs until 2002.
The result was a massive wave of overspeculation...far worse than what one
might see with the fanboys today; I'm talking the people who would *openly lie*
(like that blasted "Gendo's FAQ" website) purely for the lulz.
Think about it: if the answer was in the finale, or at least strong
hints...fans spent *years* trying to "reconcile" something they
simply didn't have the evidence for.
It makes about as much sense as trying to figure out how Nev got started and
Gendo's motivations....stopping halfway though and never seeing episode
Now this was a very obvious mystery: compared to say, mysteries that you
only reflect on later i.e. "whose soul is in Eva-00"? or
"Specifically what is Rei made of?"...things we noticed on analysis.
Even a raving 13 year old fanboy could visibly tell "dude, where did that
mysterious vision of Rei in the opening scene come from?"
The result is that there are now as many theories as there are Men.
If you marathon the series in orde, this makes a lot more sense.
--- On Sun, 12/6/09, Aaron Clark <aaronc1 at umbc.edu> wrote:
From: Aaron Clark <aaronc1 at umbc.edu>
Subject: RE: [EVA] The soul in Eva 00 belonged to Rei's miscarried child.
To: "The english-language evangelion mailing list." <evangelion at eva.onegeek.org>
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009, 4:04 AM
> Naw. The idea that a soul can be manifest in multiple places at once has
> legitimate backing in various Eastern traditions.
True. And while I hate to admit it, it would help explain Rei's
appearance to Shinji at the beginning and end of the series. Moreso the
> (though I will be the
> first to admit that said traditions don't seem to be that influential
> otherwise towards EVA's internal mythos)
> That theory is nowhere near as bad as "I think Asuka's eye color changed!
> Therefore she's become a merged entity with Rei!"
I think they're both similarly silly, however what you're getting at is
how readily ludicrous the combination theory is, mostly because WHY it's
been argued (eye color and Asuka's wounds). I'm glad THAT theory has
faded into obscurity, the EoE DVD going out of print will be the final
nail in that coffin.
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