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What is the whole point of Asuka's exitence? What does she

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What is the whole point of Asuka's exitence? What does she add to her series but annoyance, fanservice and otaku pandering shit?
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What is the whole point of you're waifu's existence? What does she add to her series but annoyance, fanservice and otaku pandering shit?
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>>133579645
I don't have a waifu
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she got nice cosplayers
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>>133579597
She does have her own story in NGE and she does serve as a foil to the MC, and like everyone else in the show the interaction between them highlights the problems people have communicating and coexisting.

But in Rebuild however, it's just fanservice and otaku pandering shit for otaku who were bitter Asuka lost to Rei twenty years ago.
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>>133579597
Nothing, except misery.
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>>133579597
>What is the whole point of Asuka's exitence?
To love Moot.
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>>133580210
That's actually a good point.
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>>133579597
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>>133579711
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What does OP add to 4chan besides his ugly self, more shitposting, and nonsense questions?
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>>133580829
But she doesn't exist to love him back.
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>>133579597
She gives Shinji boners I guess.
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>>133579645

>You're
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>>133581623
She gives me boners too

Does that mean I'm Shinji?
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>>133581342
But that's ok because I... I...

...

I can love myself!!

*BOOOM*
*CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP*
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>>133582286
Are you a depressed faggot?
Maybe.
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>>133582904
Just finished the series. That was the worst ending I have ever seen. Even if they ran out of money, who the hell approved that?
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>>133580114

Asuka lost to Rei? Fuck, did I miss something
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>>133583011
>Not liking the TV ending.
What a gay.
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>>133583011
Watch EoE, faggot.
>>133583041
In popularity yes, by far. But if you're talking about Shinji no one actually won desu
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>>133579597
She is just another form of a mentally unstable teenage character that's given an enormous amount of responsibilities carrying the weight of humankind's future.

Just like Shinji.
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>>133582081
Yes, you're new
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>>133583041
No, Rei won. Rei was the one saving Asuka, Asuka was the one who failed to be a pilot, Rei was the one succeeding in doing what she wanted to do, and at the end, saved Asuka.

In the meta-game, Rei was also more than twice as popular as Asuka, which is saying a lot because Asuka wasn't exactly unpopular.

That's why Asuka otaku are so bitter.
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>>133583119
Should I watch both or just EOE?
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>>133579597
What is the whole point o Shinji existence? What does she add to her series but annoyance, fanservice and otaku pandering shit?

What is the whole point of Rei existence? What does she add to her series but annoyance, fanservice and otaku pandering shit?

What is the whole point of Misato existence? What does she add to her series but annoyance, fanservice and otaku pandering shit?

What is the whole point of Kaworu existence? What does she add to her series but annoyance, fanservice and otaku pandering shit?

Well this last one is somewhat true.
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>>133583585
Watch both, you'll be lost if you watch EoE without watching the series
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>>133583585
Both are cannon.

What is going on in the end of the series is the "Interior" view of Instrumentality

EoE shows the world ending
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>>133579597
>What is the whole point of Asuka's exitence?
To pilot Evas

Her and Shinji have similar experiences of abandonment by their parents, she serves to illustrate that even if your experiences are similar you may not understand the other persons experience by how they act.

The are drawn to each other because on some level they understand they have some kinship, but hate the fact they cannot understand why.
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>>133583119
>if you're talking about Shinji no one actually won
I thought it was clear he had the biggest hard on for Kaworu and Kaworu had a hard on for him. Sure he's dead but he still won.
Also
TV Kaworu > Draft Kaworu > Rebuild Kaworu
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>>133583659
Kaworu's point was to break Shinji. Shinji might as well have been completely alone at that point in the series and someone finally did the thiing he always wanted (loved him). Immediate after he had to crush Kaworu to death with his own hands. That was the final thing that broke Shinji and made him kill himself and everyone else
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>>133584060
They are basically polar opposites in terms of personality.
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>>133584125
and
eva characters that aren't kaworu > shit > any kaworu
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Asuka is the heart and soul of Evangelion.

Without her the whole show would have just been mopy assholes talking about how nobody loves them.
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>>133584258
Misato and Rei didn't do that, it was actually just Asuka who bitched about people not loving her.

Jeez, why are asukafags so ignorant of their own favorite
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>>133584181
>implying Kaworu was shit
While hes not the best hes still a pretty good character, I sure as shit preferred him to Ritsuko
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>>133584258
But Asuka WAS a mopey asshole talking about how nobody loved her
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>>133584294
Because you have shit taste, Ritsuko is five times the character Kaworu ever was.
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>>133583119
>Watch EoE, faggot.
But what's your argument if this was March 1996?
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>>133579597
The show was about how people are separate and ultimate lonely, and how that affect people.

It focused on Shinji and how we chose escapism as his reaction to loneliness. Asuka was his foil. She chose narcissism and self-inflation as a reaction to loneliness. Also she served as one of many ways to help isolate and torture Shinji.
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>>133584258
Are you fucking dumb? She was one of the mopiest bitches in the show
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>>133584393
It was still a decent ending.
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>>133584384
Ritsuko is shit, her biggest character development is killing a child supposed to replicate a man's dead wife because she's angry the man who created the child doesnt put a lot of effort into fucking her.
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>>133584290
what are you talking about? Don't you remember the whole hedgehog dilemma talk that Misato had, and her whole dynamic with Kaji? Don't you remember Rei looking longingly at Gendo's glasses all the time and doing literally anything for him?
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>>133579597
this fight tho
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>>133584258
>>133584290
>>133584303
If I ever learned anything about this fandom, it's that nobody actually likes Asuka. Not Asuka fans. Not even Anno, or Tsurumaki, even if they say so.

They like the idea of a sexy underaged tsundere, who serves as a vessel for their fantasies. This is why an Asuka fan's conception of Asuka is generally never accurate, because they prefer the version in their head more than the Asuka that was.

In reality most of them are bitter about NGE and how it ended, and how Asuka in reality isn't half as good as they think it is.

>>133584294
...and what I learned about Kaworu fans, is that they're as easy to understand as logic would have it. It's a character with no real character except BL/Yaoi potential. That's popular and it's the sole reason there are fans of said character.

Using Ritsuko as an example, she has a fine character juxtaposing three aspects of being a woman; career, mother. It's understimated. But it's far better a character than Kaworu, yet because Ritsuko is a cunt she's doomed to be disliked by most.
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>>133579711
>mfw don't have a waifu
>mfw don't have a gf
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>>133584477
I'm still not too fond of tossing that buildup to Instrumentality out the window just to fellate the fuck out of your Gary Stu while barely anyone else gets closure.
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>>133584569
Better question is, what are you talking about? I don't see them bitching about how nobody loves them. That's Asuka.

>posting Shikinami
>the fanservice asuka
For shame.
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She gave this guy a reason to live and something to dedicate his time.
Think about that.
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>>133584659
I think its more then Ritsuko's being a cunt that makes people dislike, I thought some of the actions she took were pretty fucking stupid
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>>133584784
It's sort of a point inherent to the character. She's a scientist, intelligent, yet acts like a fool. Just like her mother.
It's her "human" aspect, that of being a woman.
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>>133584868
Yeah, I can see where it fits into her character, I just didnt really enjoy it
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I know it's a bait/troll thread but I'll bite.
Her relationship with Shinji is the most important interpersonal relationship on the show.
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>>133579597
She's okay for a mixed-race expy.
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>>133585005
>not Shinji and Gendo
I guess >>133584659 was right.
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>>133584754
The great Asuka-revisionist movement began in the 2000's some time after 2004-2005, if it hadn't been brewing already.

On all sites, I repeat all sites even this one at the time, Rei was the undisputed #1 EVA character. Anidb, animedatabase, whatever sites allowed rankings Rei was #1. But then over time, spam votes like that happened and a trend change underwent aided by Anno's disregard for Rei and poor spinoff appearances (but positive ones for Asuka).
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>>133584961
>enjoy
Next you're going to tell me you like "fun" too.
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>>133585108
>but positive ones for Asuka)
I don't see anything positive happening with Asuka but in Iron Maiden and stuff like that.

Rei had a great appearence in Sadamoto's manga and was more important in Rebuild than Asuka.

I know that's not as good as it used to be, but it's better than what happened to Asuka IMO.
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>>133585167
Of course I dont like fun, this is 4chan.
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>>133584710
>Asuka literally gets a shoebox full of love letters and doesn't give a shit
>Asuka knows everyone peeps at her hot bod and tells them to fuck off
>Asuka knows she is the greatest pilot in the world and that Shinji and Rei are beneath her

Asuka doesn't complain how nobody loves her, because Asuka knows everyone loves her.
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>>133584659
>They like the idea of a sexy underaged tsundere, who serves as a vessel for their fantasies. T
If so, shouldn't they look for a more attractive character instead of her?
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To showcase that germany is the best country in the world, maybe even better than japan

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>>133583011
As I'm fond of pointing out, if Evangelion were released today it would be rated below Guilty Crown.
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>>133585208
Both the manga and all spinoffs are far kinder on Asuka than the original was. It's tough to accept but NGE? It wasn't very kind with Asuka. It did portray her as an abysmal failure whose only nice qualities were her superficial ones.

The Sadamoto manga IIRC shoves Asuka in the end after Shinji saves her, and makes Rei explode out of nowhere after a scene which more or less invalidates the character and it's progress up until that point.

The best end for Rei in the NGE2 game has her dying for good and whatnot. With Asuka, she is spared as usual.

Relatively speaking, it's all positive stuff for Asuka, all baseline negative for Rei.
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>>133585418
>Both the manga and all spinoffs are far kinder on Asuka than the original was
She was literally a side character in both Rebuild and manga. IIRC MAL even classifies her as a "supporting character", but I'm not in the mood for that now.
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>>133585267
>greatest pilot
But Shinji was better
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>>133585267
>Asuka doesn't complain how nobody loves her, because Asuka knows everyone loves her.

Like you said they don't actually like her, they just want to fuck her and dump her like a used cumrag. To paraphrase Toji;
>if they knew Asuka they'd hate her.

Toji and Kensuke are monetizing the attraction of horny children has for Asuka much like Gainax is, and those love letters are representative of the shallow fans that don't know Asuka but jerk it to her anyway.

Then you both know she self-destructs because it's clear she's inferior to both of them, admitting that she lost.

>>133585294
Go to bed grandpa.
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>>133579597

Asuka is suppose to be the exact opposite of Shinji. She starts off as super outgoing, overbearing and tsundere whereas Shinji is overly quiet, shy and insular. Asuka is also the prodigy Eva pilot who has never made a mistake. Where Shinji is the naive Eva pilot who just started out and lacks experience.

Over the course of the show, Shinji becomes more experienced/synched at piloting an Eva and gains more recognition. As well as becoming more open to people. While Asuka has the exact opposite happen.

Its really not that hard to figure out. Its kind of the whole point of the show. Misato goes through a similar dynamic with Shinji.
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>>133585495
>She was literally a side character in both Rebuild and manga.
She's a side-character in NGE too, literally. She's not the main character.

It's the portrayal and appearance that matters. Asuka is portrayed as more stable and stronger, and Shinji actually gets to save her without being punished for it. Because if it was Rei he wanted to save, then he gets the world destroyed and everybody hates him like in Rebuild.

Get the point? If Asuka had ten minutes and the rest thirty each, it could still be kinder and better for Asuka as long as the portrayal was kind, or alternatively, those thirty minutes were spent detailing how shitty the other characters are.
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>you will never take care of a qt rei
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>>133582081
>thatsthejoke.jpg
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>>133585907
You can play ARP and play a similar role than Leon on Mathilda's life.
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>>133585907
>you will never obey Rei and be her maid or slave
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>>133579597

She represents the endgame for Shinji's emotional development. Rei and Misato were introduced earlier, but Asuka is the one that Shinji needs to end up with or he loses.

She is basically left with two choices: Asuka or Rei. Rei gets introduced first and he is more comfortable with her, but Rei is a trap option. Rei will never challenge Shinji or force him to grow, she is the perfect waifu for those that want only comfort and a nonthreatening relationship. This is the same choice that Gendo made when he was in Shinji's shoes by taking solace in Yui, a fact that gets hammered home by Rei being a literal clone of Shinji's mother.

Asuka, on the other hand, has her own problems. She is opinionated. She has her ups and downs. A successful relationship with Asuka requires Shinji to come out of his shell and deal with his relationship issues, just as much as Asuka would need to overcome her own faults to meet Shinji halfway. Because thats what dealing with other people is actually like: both sides need to give, adapt, and participate.

This is why Rei's interactions with Shinji basically vanish as soon as Asuka shows up, and why Asuka is both the first and the last person that we see Shinji with in EoE, and Shinji failing to save Asuka is the thing that finally pushes him over the edge even more than Kaworu and Misato's death. They couldn't have hammered home the fact that Asuka/Shinji was the endgame any harder if they tried.

So yeah, she adds a lot to the show by being there.
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What did he mean by this?
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>>133587218

Shinji, hurt and confused and alone in the process of being mindfucked by an elder god, lashes out in a revenge fantasy against someone he cares deeply about but is also terrified of because he is afraid she will hurt him.

Its not the best thing he could have been thinking about at the time, but he has had just a hell of a day.

A real hell of a day.
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>>133580371
>Moot

what's moot?
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>>133587542

baby don't hurt me
don't hurt me
no more
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>>133587218

He's annoyed that Asuka is the only person close to him. And she's fucking with him daily out of jealousy.

Plus he's also becoming legitimately crazy because of a dozen different supernatural influences.

He should have chosen Misato. At least she wouldn't treat him like dirt and let him release some sexual tension.
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