R: [EVA] How do you "activate" ATF? (was: A.T fields and satan)
e.barone at flashnet.it
Tue Feb 8 10:30:21 EST 2000
> Or, Seventh, it is the Eva that projects the field as a result of being
> activated by the pilot. It would seem more logical that the Eva would
> have the ability to form the barrier rather than the human through the
> Eva, yes?
We don't know for sure. Asuka says that the ATField that has been protecting
her all the time is her mother's, but then again at that point she's already
mistaken the whole way, so it does not help to clear the matter.
> Now if you can figure this one out: what's the deal within the series
> when Asuka (usually) refers to the Angel's ATF being "neutralized",
> e.g., against Zeruel. Does she mean that in order to launch an attack,
> the Angel must lower the ATF? Or is this just an Anno inconsistency?
No, it is not. As it is explained in episode 2, an ATField is a waveform
phenomenon. Wave fields can be "neutralized" by a matching field with the
same characteristics but opposed phase. This nulls the phase space and
practically evens, at a point in the wave form, the values above and below
the zero on the amplitude axis, therefore zeroing the energy difference and
producing a stable situation in which, though the field is still present, it
cannot have any effect other than balancing the opposing field. When trying
to pierce an ATField, the Evas would shift phase of theirs to oppose that of
the angel's, and have it give way (as well as theirs). OTOH, in the case of
the tenth angel, Tsahaquiel, the Evas do not shift their fields (except
probably Rei at one point of the battle) so they can counter the enormous
force of his attempt to blow Tokyo-3 by skyfalling.
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