He was always inherently kind of a dick and had difficulties with people much like Shinji, but he really sealed himself off emotionally after Yui died. If anything, Shinji is a pretty close reflection of what a younger Gendo would have been.
I wonder if something happened to him over the course of the 15 year time skip if he's wearing those cyborg shade implants. Or they're just there to notify the audience that Gendo has simply overthrown and overtaken seele's role as the end-game baddie?
2.22 was good. It also followed the original series quite closely, but at the end hinted that the series could diverge slightly to give the fans something new instead of a retread of the original series.
Well 3.33 certainly did that I guess...
And I know Mari was shit but it could have been a lead in for something in 3.33.
Instead, Asuka could have completely filled in for Mari in 3.33 and the movie would have been no different.
When he abandoned his ideals. That's usually it.
According to the manga, ever since Shinji was born.
He's an amoral sociopath.
He's not malicious, he just genuinely doesn't give a shit about anything but himself and his wife. He doesn't abuse children and plot against the world to be a dick, it's just that it's the most efficient means to his end; their suffering is neither a positive nor a negative for him, it's perfectly irrelevant. If rescuing puppies would bring his wife back and make her love only him, he'd do that instead, and honestly wouldn't see a difference between the methods.
Off the red end into the Radio Wave spectrum.
>Is it possible to be named Shinji and not be a bitch?
You can be a huge asshole instead.
I wouldn't say he's entirely evil in Rebuild, but his mind has been so warped by his plans and determination to revive Yui that he's become a lost cause.
Then again Rebuild kind of implies that Yui and maybe even Fuyutsuki are "evil" as well and that they're all in on it together with some big plan, since Gendo was purposefully aware of Yui's initiative to merge with unit 01 and Fuyutsuki has been brainwashing Shinji from time-to-time at NERV.
>an amoral sociopath
A sociopath wouldn't give a shit about other people or love period.
Unless if Yui was also a sociopath or someone predisposed to sociopathic traits. Then it makes slightly more sense.
>Equal rights punches
>Not afraid to call people on their bullshit
>Has a power that brings anyone who got lucky in the power lottery down to his level
>Stands up for everyone who's getting the short end of any stick
What's not to like?
He wanted them to acknowledge a fear of death and tell him to stop. He didn't quite know it himself but ultimately he was waiting for that.
Also that bar is clearly modern accel, not pre-sisters arc accel
God damn, that is some reverse Oedipus shit right there.