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So, what's the point of her?
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So, what's the point of her?
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TnA
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I honestly don't know. I thought she was supposed to be a spy.
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To sell merchandise
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>>118339076
Beats me, she didn't even exist in the only evangelion I ever bothered to watch.
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>>118339076
Fap material.
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>>118339076
Be a seudo Lesbian love Interest for Shikinami.

An sell merchandise to those people.
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Her point is to be the best girl
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>>118339171
Spy of Who?.
Selee dont exist anymore and she is now working for Wille.
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>>118339076
A not-so-subtle fuck you to the fans who Anno has grown to hate which backfired again.

In other words, Anno being Anno.
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>>118339076
meganekko
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>>118339076

She's the character they added to try to woo your boner.
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>>118339076
To make people wonder why she's around, and keep the discussion of what Eva is really all about going for another 20 years.
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>>118339076
Would have been nice if she was openly gay for Asuka.
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>>118339539
Well she was openly gay for Yui in the sadamanga.
Who knows?
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>>118339076

She's Shinji's & Asuka's daughter
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>>118339930
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>>118339076

Eva is so deep and meta she doesn't need a point to have been introduced. It makes us speculate in an existential observation which correlates upon our own existence; do we really matter, do we need a purpose to be involved into the story of others, are we just unnecessary side characters too?

So deep...
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>>118339930
I always wanted that theory to be true just to retroactively make a whole lot of doujins really fucking weird.
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>>118339445
>>>/evageeks/
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>>118340413
Well, weirder anyway.
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>>118340458
that guy give Anno to much credit, sometimes bad fanservice characters are bad fanservice characters.
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>>118339445
I thought Anno was trying to save us what happened?
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>>118339076
To sell merchandise
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shes yui's college friend
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Mari is the human who first made contact with Adam and caused the second impact. Shes always been an integral part of the story.
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>>118339445
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>>118340801
The donor that made contact was always male, that's how Kaworu was born.
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>>118339076
Fanservice. Anno can go to hell with his "Anime industry is dying" when he's part of the problem.
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>>118340745
isnt the whole of the movies existance based on that?

Why anno does it is more important, he either a) tries to get enough money to fill every day of his senior life with hookers and blow or b) he is going to make the anime he loves to make without any money constraints or c) he wants to be with his waifu and is saving up money for an android/VR
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>>118339930
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>>118340918
You people are retarded. Eva always had fanservice, Mari isn't some shoe horned in character to miraculously add fanservice into the series.
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Mari is going to be super important to the plot of 4.0.

She will have been in on everything the entire time.
She will be working with Kaji as a spy.
She will help clear Shinji's name.
She will get Shinji and Asuka to play nice.
She will be the one to kill Gendo and help save the world.
She will die a heroic sacrifice.

She will do all this with only 3 lines of dialog and 5 minutes of screentime.
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>>118341041
>Mari isn't some shoe horned in character
This is exactly what she is
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>>118341053
>Mari is going to be super important to the plot of 4.0.
I remember when people kept saying this about her in 3.0
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>>118341161
>I remember when people kept saying this about her in 3.0
Poor rebuild fans I kinda feel bad for them.
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>>118341053

4 of those minutes will be her boobs jugling inside the EVA
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>>118339076
Lesbians.
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>>118341293
In Final we are not going to have a Gay Piano Scene but we are going to have a Lesbian singing Scene.
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>>118339076
The Gay Agenda.
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>>118341430
That would actually require giving Mari screen time though.
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>>118341539
>That would actually require giving Mari screen time though.
And that is why I think that can happen, Nobody care about Mari anymore so Anno is going to give her a lot of pointless scenes.
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>>118341675
But Anno doesn't care about Mari. She was created because the producer wanted a new female pilot
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>>118341675
If she gets any screentime it will just be her bullying Shinji, since no one is allowed to interact with anyone other then Shinji.

I would rather have Shinji, Asuka, and Mari be the main team of EVA pilots in 3+1, Rei Q is pointless and should get lost in the desert.
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>>118341977
We know than at least Mari and Asika are going to have a battle with the nemesis series in Final.
They suposed need have an bonding armony between them to pilot the Eva 08-02. At least that was the excuse for the Gay piano scene, Shinji and kaworu need armony to pilote togheter the Eva 13.
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>>118342244
1. Are you drunk?
2. Eva02+08 is not happening
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>>118342315
>1. Are you drunk?
Kinda
>2. Eva02+08 is not happening
This time I think than the Preview is real.
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>>118342244
I would be pretty shocked if that actually happened.
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Mari is the key to all this.
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>>118342589

>yfw Rebuild is just one big preview to introduce a new Evangelion series with Mari as protagonist
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>>118343180
>Evangelion Anthologies
>follows Yui and Mari in college

Are you fucking ready?
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>>118343180
Nobody cares about Mari and Anno won't risk killing his cash cow
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>>118343419
Anno could sell envelops full of his mushy warm poop and Evafags would still buy millions.
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>>118343419
Japan likes Mari, the only people it would offend would be a minority of fans in the west.
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>>118343578
>Japan likes Mari
Is that why she has no fucking screen-time at all and the only way to sell her is to pair her with Asuka?
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>>118343705
Her merch sells on it's own. Not as well as Asuka and Karl but better than Shinji by a long shot.
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>>118343578
Do they? Or do they just like Asuka, and Mari is always glued to her.
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>>118344023
She's done well in some popularity polls and fan reaction was what got her into 2.0. She's obviously not the most popular character but even if Anno went full retard and did a new series with Mari as the MC it wouldn't even come close to "killing" Eva.
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>>118344012
No it doesn't only when they pair her up does she sell
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>>118339076

Didn't Anno say that the point of Mari was to ruin or "destroy" eva?
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>>118339076
I have no fucking idea because you could just easily replace all of her scenes in 2.0 with Kaworu and it would make more sense.
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>>118343309
no I want one with Asuka's crazy mother who got her baby from a sperm bank
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>>118339182
This.
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>>118344531
Maybe, but it's not like Kaworu is that much better of a character.

He gets more screen time, but he is still just as much of a non character as her.
Could have fixed that with rebuild, but didn't even bother.
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>>118339076
to steal screen time Kaworu should of had
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>>118344531
You could simply cut all of her scenes from the movie and nothing would change
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>>118344808
Kaworu got a whole movie to himself and it was complete shit.
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>>118344796
I think with that added time it could of shown him as more of character then just "shinjis dream boy"

Like if that opening fight scene was with him they could of shown him as an over confident asshole like in the manga version.

I really liked Karl
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>>118339076
To sell waifu merchandise
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>>118344846
You could do the same thing with Asuka. That's kinda what happens when you cut all the subplot between two characters from a movie and don't add anything but action scenes to replace them.
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>>118339076
She not from the original series but the shitty spinoff so who cares. 3 movies in and they did nothing with this thing.
This is like caring about Mana.
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>>118344898
>30 mins sky battle
>30 mins of Shinji just walking around
>and 30 mins of Kaworu not doing much but smiling

The weird thing is that he really didn't even talk much.You'd think him waiting for Shinji for thousands of years he would have allot to talk about.
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>>118344985
I think if they made him more of an asshole like Karl, it might hurt his popularity.

It's probably better in the long run to keep his appearances short, and not give him much depth. So he can continue to come off as well Shinjis dream boy. Sell mad merch that way.
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>>118345163
Being an asshole doesn't seam to hurt Asuka's popularity.

I also want to believe that Kaworu in 3.0 is not the same one from 1&2.
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p(re)mium girl mk.2
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>>118345307
Because Asuka is an actual character unlike Kaworu who is just a romantic interest and nothing more
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>>118345307
Different people like different characters for different reasons.
Asuka got popular because of her asshole nature, and even then, they heavily reduced it in the rebuilds.

People like Kaworu because he is easily approachable and is unimaginable nice, to the point of being a fantasy.
Hench why he always has to die.
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>>118340413
>really fucking hot
FTFY
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Mary Sue

Self-Insert Character

Personal voice for Hideaki Anno in animated form

Excuse to make more models/toys for otaku to jack off on (aka sell merchandise)
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>>118345628
You could just pretend half of those dojins have the plot of back to the future, Mari is just more aggressive about it then MJF.
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>>118345517
Also he's kinda of a sneaky sexual aggressive art snob who wont stop saying weird poetry.....I'm sad that Q had like none of those traits
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>>118345517
>Hench why he always has to die
Confirmed false, he doesn't HAVE to. It's always a mistake
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>>118345890

that's gay bro
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>>118339076
To be best girl
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>>118346011
>Confirmed false
No you damn gay retard, that's exactly why he dies all the time, because having him live would invalidate the entirety of NGE
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>>118346069
It can't be helped.
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>>118345890
>>118345890
It seems like they intentionally toned down that aspect, but somehow still managed to make it all super gay.

Probably a very deliberate choice, so they could pander to both Asuka and Kaworu ships.

But then they went out of their way to destroy the Rei ship.

IDK.
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>>118346157
Anno believes that and the path in NGE2 he doesn't die is a good ending.
It doesn't go against the themes at all, that's just your fanwank. Anno even said after agreeing Kaworu didn't have to die, that Eva isn't about how it's bad to run away, it's about how both running away/not running away can have both good and bad consequences.
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>>118346381
And yet he later died again in the manga, and then again in the rebuild.

Kaworu will always die when it's important, even if Anno will randomly say some lip service to make Kaworushin fans happy.
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>>118345890
Really, I kinda found that piano part with him talking about music and how playing is a 'dialogue' that side of him
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>>118346381
>It doesn't go against the themes at all

Because being depressed and just waiting for a prince on a white horse to come and confess his unconditional love for you is what NGE was all about.

Take that dildo out of your ass and use your minuscule brain for a change
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>>118346380
yeah there is an interview with Anno and the script writing saying that there first drafts it implanted that they had sex

https://docs.google.com/document/d/112h2isEeHm9v8njUBOICrt6GHsMNCcl_dB9floquDIg/edit
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As much as I hate her role in Rebuild I'd do her.
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>>118346564
Yes, he dies for plot. That doesn't make it 'good', especially considering what happens after. It doesn't have that specific meaning. He's not a fantasy, or else he wouldn't have existed in the first place and had a big effect on Shinji. He wouldn't have helped Shinji choose reality in EoE, so it still makes no sense. You sound butthurt.
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>>118339076
An awful fanservice character to appeal to the fucking retards who like the rebuilds which are pure fanservice

How fucking hard is it to figure out OP?
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>>118346943
>unconditional love that literally drops into your lap from the sky
>not a fantasy
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>>118346638
When you're depressed, you do need support (which Anno did find, in fact, and it's funny he got even better after marriage). You can't simply love yourself out of nowhere, speaking from experience people don't work that way, you do need to know love. You shouldn't depend on someone for everything though, but love is not a bad thing.
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>>118339076
They pitied nigoki
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