A not-so-subtle fuck you to the fans who Anno has grown to hate which backfired again.
In other words, Anno being Anno.
Would have been nice if she was openly gay for Asuka.
She's Shinji's & Asuka's daughter
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?
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
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.
>Mari isn't some shoe horned in character
This is exactly what she is
>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.
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.
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.
>yfw Rebuild is just one big preview to introduce a new Evangelion series with Mari as protagonist
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.
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.
no I want one with Asuka's crazy mother who got her baby from a sperm bank
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.
to steal screen time Kaworu should of had
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
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.
>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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
>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
yeah there is an interview with Anno and the script writing saying that there first drafts it implanted that they had sex
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.
>unconditional love that literally drops into your lap from the sky
>not a fantasy
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 experiencepeople 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.