[EVA]EvenYetMoreGendouStuff. And more...
Tim at timoke.demon.co.uk
Sun Nov 30 22:31:12 EST 1997
Just 'cos NERV CinC Gendou Ikari has a tendency to calmly interlock his
fingers in Life or Death situations, act like he's above everyone else,
indulge in favouritism, manipulation, exploitation, sadism and serious
neglect of others, it doesn't mean that all the MLers can shout "Damn your
eyes!!!" whenever he appears on screen. A while after I wrote to the ML
defending Gendou against the snarling hounds of morality, I realised that
probably one of my favorite characters, if not my favorite. He's just so
'n' moooody. And gnarly faced. And he's got a beard.
On 29.11.97 I wrote...
<EVA needs a character like this. When the periodical Angel is defeated, all
can't be well. (the series shows this.e.g. Shinji at school after the 3rd
Impact) but most of the characters in EVA are 'goodies' (loosely). Gendou is
a real dark horse within NERV and shows that this organisation isn't
mankind's saviour, but merely a collection of imperfect individuals,
striving to defeat the angels, who are threatening the world as they
percieve it. Gendou makes the perfect hate target for Shinji, etc, and the
viewer, as he does what he thinks is the best for the human race.>
IMHO, the worst thing I've seen him do so far in the series (A.D.Vision UK
have only released volume 5 - eps 9 &10 - over here in England) is in the
first episode, when NERV is trying to get shinji to pilot the EVA Unit-01...
Shinji : (having a nervous breakdown) "Why did you send for me?"
Gendou : (scornfully) "You know why I sent for you. Because I have a USE for
On 30.11.97, The Orcophile knew what he was talking about...
<Hooray!!!!!!!!! Long live Ikari Gendou!!>
I guess that Gendou Ikari is just what Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbes fame)
would call "A Big Picture Person."
And maybe Gendou's glasses keep on falling down his nose because he
accidentally spilt the blood of some small fluffy creature he was
slaughtering on his face. >8)
P.S. Much thanks go out to the the MLers who sent 'support' for my deranged
< A giant meteor/angel thing hits Tokyo 3, rendering Shinji, Rei, Asuka and
Touji unable to synch with their EVAs through some kind of spooky physic
power. While Gendou is toying with life itself in a genetics cloning lab, he
dicovers that Warm Water Penguins can be cloned to synch with an EVA. He
then gets lots of money off Kiel to manufacture SD penguin EVAs and so
Penpen and all his feathered friends have to fight off a new wave of
strangely cute Angels!
The kids'll love it! Anybody want to take me up on it? ;) >
Well, there was a huge response, for example on 30.11.97, Tay wrote
< :) I will like to see it happening if possible, and what will the
penguins attack with, flying sardine fish fired from their mouth or
misato's home cooked curry... !!:) >
And also on 30.11.97, Orcophile wrote
< AAAAAARRRRRHHHHGGGGHHHHH!!! and they can run into SD GUndam too!!!
Meanwhile, Asuka has commited suicide, Shinji is ecstatic (NO more TORTURE)
disappointed but continues with her "life," and Misato becomes a complete
alchoholic because Pen Pen has left her for the cute pilot of P-type
Evangelion unit 02. >
Hyuk hyuk hyuk! Who knows? It might even come to fruition one fine day. 8)
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