[EVA] Gendou Must Die
stiletto at tscnet.com
Sat Nov 29 23:02:24 EST 1997
Basara the Executioner a écrit:
> > >He has a goal, and nothing will stop it. The goal involves his son and
> > >wife... and I believe they're one in the same... but I won't spoil it
> > >here, so no more details :)
SPOILER HERE: BE WARNED
Keep in mind when Gendou joined Gehrin and the time Yui disappeared. I
believe his plan was
already made before that disappearance then so that isn't his
> > >But, I think he truly believes what he's doing is good for Shinji, Yui,
> > >and ultimately, humankind......
he's doing good compared to what SEELE is doing. Who else would oppose
SEELE? I think anyone
else running NERV would be too intimidated to go against them.
> > Bad villains are those who do bad things for no reason other than that they
> > are bad. There is no sense of identification in the viewer/reader.
How come I know several people who identify with him? There's much more
to him than the
simple, flat character.
> In my opinion, I'd want to see NERV run by SOMEONE ELSE rather than that
> deadbeat parent!
And see what? NERV overrun by angels? As SEELE says, he's the only one
who can run all the
projects. Also, why should he show favoritism toward Shinji? His job
is to run NERV as
efficiently as possible, catering to Shinji goes against that job. He
refers to him as pilot
Ikari because that is just who he is in NERV, a pilot. In actuality he
shouldn't be treating
Rei as well as he does, his job is too important to make mistakes like
> This guy gives more credit to Rei than anybody else!
> (I don't have anything against clones, but give some credit to the real
> humans where the credit is due as well, darnit!)
And he does, (falling angel episode.) I think people are so pumped up
about hating him they
don't see his redeeming qualities.
> Okay. I'll leave with this question: Does anybody think that Gendou
> should be indirectly punished in some way? By Shinji himself, by an act
> of god, or something? And if so, how?
Not at all. He shows all the qualities of a military leader and that's
what he is. He knows
when to avoid emotion when it would hurt his judgement.
Alright, here comes another onslaught of flames...
Captain Jack (Still defending Gendou as much as ever.)
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