[EVA] Evangelion 2.0 Complete Records Collection
sailorstardust at evageeks.org
Thu Jul 7 20:02:55 EDT 2011
>For some reason I thought NGE TV also had that 'Rei is Shinji's name if he
had been born female' thingy, but grepping through my scripts I can't seem
to find it; oh well.
Episode 20, yes (and 2.0 covers Episodes 08 through 19 with some 22 and 23
events thrown in):
SHINJI: A smell... A person's smell? Miss Misato? Ayanami? No, not
them. That's right. This is the smell of my mother.
IKARI (OFF): So he will live in this world, in the hell after the Second
YUI (OFF): Oh, but if you have the will to live, anywhere can be
heaven. Because he is alive. He'll have plenty of chances to find happiness.
IKARI (OFF): I see. That's very true.
YUI (OFF): Have you decided yet?
IKARI (OFF): If it's a boy, Shinji. If it's a girl, I'll name her Rei.
YUI (OFF): Shinji... Rei...
>But I don't know if *Oedipal* is the right word to use, exactly. Remember
that the CRC reveals a crew who thinks distinctly different from us
Yes, but NGE has TONS of Oedpial and Freudian references (the Evas, Shinji's
relationships with Gendo/Rei/Yui), New Movie Edition isn't shaping up to
be terribly different in that regard. Staff members might
not necessarily read into the Oedipal angle, true (though I find that hard
to believe in Anno's case). But as I said before, this film series is
setting up (towards old-time fans) that Gendo wanting Shinji and Rei to
become close relates to his Third Impact/Instrumentality plans. Even the
ending has "crawling back into the womb" imagery of sorts with Shinji and
Rei dissolving into Eva-01 together (the 2.0 Script notes that Shinji was in
the Entry Plug the entire time as he's saving Rei from Zeruel/10th Angel).
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