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nyar majinn
10-06-2006, 12:28 PM
Can someone please explain to me what the hell happened at the end of evangelion. The last two episodes were just Shinji in a room talking to himself and going mental.
What was really weird was Rei when she was normal.

Sagat
10-06-2006, 04:06 PM
Do you mean the end of the TV series or the Movie? Sounds like TV but want to be sure.

In the end of the TV one, the Instrumentality project was started by Seele. So human beings lost their AT field and merged into one conciousness, what you saw was Shinji (although also Misato and Asuka) being complemented into the conciousness. He was exploring himself and his feelings through his and others eyes.

In the end, he accepts the complementation and decides to merge with the rest of humanity, and decides he can be happy and who he wants to be in the man made heaven. Without AT fields, and with everyone merged, everyone is happy and accepts one another. There is no more "lonely hole in your heart" - the forced finale stage of evolution that was Seele's goal all along.

The movie explains how Instrumentality begins, although has a different ending in regard to Shinji and Asuka.

Oo13LUoTHUG26oO
10-08-2006, 10:12 AM
What happens when the human Istrumentality project happens is that everyone's physical bodies die but their minds merge. How? No idea. Now this is only because Shinji chose to accept the project. Had he decided to refuse it... well that's shown in the end of evangelion.

DrZmobie: In the year 2000, a meteor supposedly crashed into the Earth, melting the Antarctic polar ice caps and bringing about massive destruction, plagues, and violence which resulted in the deaths of over half the world's population. In reality however, this Second Impact, as it is called in Neon Genesis Evangelion, was brought about when a scientific research team uncovered Adam, who was made in God's image and to whom all Angels must return to, and woke him while testing the S2 engine, a man-made version of Angel immortality. Fearing that other Angels would awake also, the team of scientist, one of which was Gendou Ikari, shrunk Adam into an embryo sized entity in order to keep his powers at a low level, inhibiting other Angels from finding him. If the Angels succeeded in finding Adam and in re-merging, which would be a Third Impact and then the souls of all mankind would unite into one being, bringing about the end of humanity. Around the time of the Second Impact, NERV was created. NERV is an organization whose purpose is to maintain the Evangelions, robot-like entities created from the remains of Adam, and defeat the Angels to insure mankind's survival. At the head of NERV stands Gendou Ikari. The story told in Neon Genesis Evangelion begins 15 years later in 2015, with the introduction of 14 year old Shinji Ikari, a lonely boy whose mother died when he was younger and whose father he has not seen in years. The Angels have awaken and are wreaking havoc on Earth in search for Adam and the Third Impact. Shinji is called upon, after many years, by his father, Gendou Ikari, to come to Tokyo-3. Unknowing of his fate, Shinji goes and, as it turn out, he has been summoned upon for the purpose of piloting an Evangelion unit, EVA-01, to aid in the destruction of the Angels. At first he refuses but then accepts seeing that the only other possible pilot is a very injured girl, 14 year old Rei Ayanami. Shinji's ability to pilot the EVA units due to the fact that he can synchronize with it in order to make it move with his same movements and thoughts.
DrZmobie: From there the story relates the various battles against the Angels, 17 in all, in a battle to keep humanity alive. At a slightly later time in the story, child pilots Asuka Langley and Suzuhara Toji, make their appearance. They are to pilot EVA-02 and EVA-03 respectively, and Rei Ayanami pilots EVA-00. Other characters of importance include Misato Katsuragi, Shinji's guardian and friend, and tactician for NERV; Ritsuko Akagi, doctor for NERV that supervises the synchronization of the pilots with their Evangelion units; and Ryouji Kaji, who brings the embryonic Adam to Ikari and who is also a spy.

The Evangelion units, as mentioned before, were created from the remains of Adam. These humanoid machines are not just simple robots, but rather, they are a sort of extension of the person who is piloting them. Whatever the pilot thinks and how ever the pilot moves, the EVA unit responds does the same. The EVA unit entry plug, where the pilots maneuver from, is filled with a liquid called Liquid of Life. Apparently, Lilith, Adam's wife, is the source of this fluid. Her blood, the Liquid of Life, is the amniotic type liquid that fills the entry plug, which the pilots breathe, which in a way is a connection to the references made of her as the "Mother of Nature" and the mother of humanity. The EVAs can only be piloted by certain people who were born exactly 9 months after the Second Impact. That explains why the pilots of the Evangelions are all 14 year olds.
DrZmobie: The Angels, the other Heavenly messengers whose purpose is to find and reunite with Adam and Lilith, range from humanoid beings, to fortress looking beings, to an actual human. There are 17 in all. Olen Anderson in his Neon Genesis Evangelion section of his webpage, Anime Hub, lists them out. The Angels are:

* 1st Angel - Adam

* 2nd Angel - Lileth

* 3rd Angel - Sachiel - Angel of Water

* 4th Angel - Shamsel - Angel of Day

5th Angel - Ramiel - Angel of Thunder

6th Angel - Gaghiel - Angel of Fish

7th Angel - Israfel - Angel of Music

8th Angel - Sandalphon - Angel of Embryos

9th Angel - Matarael - Angel of Rain

10th Angel - Sahouiel - Angel of the Sky

11th Angel - Ireul - Angel of Fear

12th Angel - Leliel - Angel of Night

13th Angel - Bardiel

14th Angel - Zeruel - Angel of Might

15th Angel - Arael - Angel of Birds

16th Angel - Armisael - Angel of the Womb

17th Angel - Tabris - Angel of Free Will. (Anderson)Meh. Read. It'll be informative.

nyar majinn
10-09-2006, 02:41 PM
Yes I did mean the series. Although I have seen the movie, which is just as weird (in a good way) and confusing as the end of the series.

Vodovorot
10-16-2006, 10:37 AM
Guys, can anybody tell what actually happened in the alternative ending? Did Shinji refuse the Complementation? So, the government decided to eliminate the NERVE project by killing everyone in there?! (how sad, indeed!!!) Well, what happens after Asuka's power cable is torn off? Did here Eva eliminate the government forces? Come on, tell me, i can't live in ignorance! X_x

-Shinigami-
11-02-2006, 03:52 AM
Guys, can anybody tell what actually happened in the alternative ending? Did Shinji refuse the Complementation? So, the government decided to eliminate the NERVE project by killing everyone in there?! (how sad, indeed!!!) Well, what happens after Asuka's power cable is torn off? Did here Eva eliminate the government forces? Come on, tell me, i can't live in ignorance! X_x
Why don't you watch the alternative ending (over and over if you have to)... and if you still can't figure it out, then you're either stupid or lazy.

Gnosis
11-02-2006, 10:52 AM
Guys, can anybody tell what actually happened in the alternative ending? Did Shinji refuse the Complementation? So, the government decided to eliminate the NERVE project by killing everyone in there?! (how sad, indeed!!!) Well, what happens after Asuka's power cable is torn off? Did here Eva eliminate the government forces? Come on, tell me, i can't live in ignorance! X_xShinji rejected Instrumentality, choosing to accept individuality, even though he will feel pain again. The JSSDF decided to kill everyone inside of Nerv, but wanted to secure the Evangelion Units and Magi Computer. Asuka's Eva was ripped apart by the Mass Production Evangelion Units.

Do what X Shinigami suggests and watch the film over and over again, until you understand more about it. I have only watched it once and I know a good deal about it.

Vodovorot
11-14-2006, 04:42 AM
Whatev, smarty pants. If only they sold any good anime here, in Cambridge, it would've been a lot easier! X_X