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Most Broken Evangelion Character



Most Broken Evangelion Character

Who is the most broken Evangelion character?
Gendo Ikari
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
Yui Ikari
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Shinji Ikari
27%
 27%  [ 9 ]
Asuka Langley Sorhyu
39%
 39%  [ 13 ]
Ritsuko Akagi
12%
 12%  [ 4 ]
Rei Ayanami
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Keel Lorenz
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Misato Katsuragi
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
PenPen
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
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StorminNorman
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Most Broken Evangelion Character Reply with quote
So, HB, Nargun and I were wondering:

Which character in Evangelion is the most broken.

I offhandedly suggested Asuka was the most broken character in the show, due to her serious insecurity problems, which are ultimately her downfall.

HB countered by suggestion it was Ritsuko Akagi. He made the point that Ritsuko is doing it with the man that not only had an affair with her mother, but is also attempting to bring about the end of the world just so he can see his dead wife.. She also enjoys mucking about inside her mother's pickled brain.

Nargun suggests that the most broken character in the show is Yui Ikari, who destroys the world, and then locks herself inside a giant robot so that there will be something that lasts forever.

These are our choices, but Evangelion is a rich and complex series with many characters that have problems. I think it also says a lot that almost fifteen years after it first aired, this kind of discussion can still happen.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm going to have to go with Shinji. Gendo is just driven, even if his goals are a little skewed. Ritsuko I'm not too sure what to say. Asuka, well she's understandably under a lot of stress, and I think she snapped in a very normal way.

Shinji on the other hand is just completely F'd up. He constantly snaps between "I'm the only one who can save the day." and "OMG hapl plz Misato, Asuka, Rei." mindsets, and pretty much screws over humanity, no matter which ending you choose (although the original ending isn't as bad in this respect), and if you go with the second ending, he almost screws over humanity again by starting to strangle Asuka, now the last female alive.

Seriously, I don't think you can get more touched in the head than Shinji.

Interestingly, Cruel Angel's Thesis ticked onto my playlist as I was typing this. :p
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You know, I'd consider Shinji to be one of the least broken characters in the series. In fact, the only character with fewer problems is Rei.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
You know I'ld argue Ritsuko is somewhat broken for knowing how to develop or repair/make giant biological type mechs with AT fields and can battle alien dieties Razz

I could be wrong though.
That and she built the MAJI, the computer system or at least maintained it after her mum died.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
StorminNorman wrote:
You know, I'd consider Shinji to be one of the least broken characters in the series. In fact, the only character with fewer problems is Rei.


Yeah, pretty much. Shinji is just lonely and socially inept, he's not overly broken he's just to set in his ways to really change.

Rei is really only broken in a way that provides fanboys with masturbations material.

I've always thought Misato was pretty high up on the broken characters list. At first she's positioned like a flirty, fun anime guardian (read: ditzy), then as a serious military officer. It's only when the surface is scratched that it becomes so blindingly obvious she is desperately trying to feel anything inside. Hence Kaji (both in college and at NERV) her depseration to keep Asuka and (moreso) Shini around, keeping Ritsuko close even though when it comes down to it the two really did seem to have grown to hate each other or envy each others outward personas. And so on.

Ritsuko, though, is broken in so many wonderfully complex ways that she has to top the list..
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
SN, I don't think it's humanly possible to fully comprehend the epic complexity of that question... I'm going to have to return to my rock and think of this...

Though I'm pleased you didn't forget Pen Pen, because if you think about it he's very intelligent and was used as a lab experament until they were finished with (abandoned) him and Misato took him in... does he have hidden emotional scars from it???

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shinji 3.141 wrote:
SN, I don't think it's humanly possible to fully comprehend the epic complexity of that question... I'm going to have to return to my rock and think of this...

Though I'm pleased you didn't forget Pen Pen, because if you think about it he's very intelligent and was used as a lab experament until they were finished with (abandoned) him and Misato took him in... does he have hidden emotional scars from it???


It's why he drinks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Damn poll voters, Shinji AINT broken! Razz
He's the main character he just gets good skills or stuff naturally.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shinji 3.141 wrote:
SN, I don't think it's humanly possible to fully comprehend the epic complexity of that question... I'm going to have to return to my rock and think of this...

Though I'm pleased you didn't forget Pen Pen, because if you think about it he's very intelligent and was used as a lab experament until they were finished with (abandoned) him and Misato took him in... does he have hidden emotional scars from it???


I think what happened to his homeland of antarctica is enough to make anyone special.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'll say Asuka, she's just better at hiding it then say Shinji.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I chose shinji, mainly for the scene in eoe where asuka is in a coma, That scene proves how stuffed up shinji is
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ff7_freak wrote:
I chose shinji, mainly for the scene in eoe where asuka is in a coma, That scene proves how stuffed up shinji is
Broken does not equate to screwed up in his psychological aspect.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Gouki wrote:
I've always thought Misato was pretty high up on the broken characters list.


Misato is a paedophile.

Discuss.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
StorminNorman wrote:
Misato is a paedophile.

Discuss.


Age of consent in Japan disagrees.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Is she attracted to Shinji or just projecting?

All she did was kiss him, to motivate him, that's not too bad.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I doubt you'd be saying that if the genders were reversed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Rafira wrote:
Is she attracted to Shinji or just projecting?

All she did was kiss him, to motivate him, that's not too bad.


She flirted with him fa fair bit a the beginning of the series. But generally she was just using him to feel and trying to "fix" him so he wouldn't end up like her.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Rafira wrote:
All she did was kiss him, to motivate him, that's not too bad.


She, uh, promises a little more than that, though.

Also, she has casual sex with Kaji, even though they love each other dearly.

Think about that for a second.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
StorminNorman wrote:
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She, uh, promises a little more than that, though.


She also promises us more fanservice.

Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.

... and now they're playing croquet with flamingos to the strains of decisive battle and I CANNOT GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
StorminNorman wrote:
She, uh, promises a little more than that, though.

Also, she has casual sex with Kaji, even though they love each other dearly.

Think about that for a second.


Yeah promising to "do the rest when you get back" is more than a little messed up. But I genuinely think she is just afraid to let Kaji in; by the time they're no longer feigning hatred at each other everything has started to go downhill for her and everyone else.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Gouki wrote:
Yeah promising to "do the rest when you get back" is more than a little messed up. But I genuinely think she is just afraid to let Kaji in; by the time they're no longer feigning hatred at each other everything has started to go downhill for her and everyone else.

On the other hand she would have known she'd never see him again...

I'm still very undecided on this whole question, settling on an answer is troublesome.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shinji 3.141 wrote:
On the other hand she would have known she'd never see him again...

I agree. She knew this was the last time they'd see each other - More of Misato's sexually suggestive humour, trying to act normal in front of Shinji when she is actually dying.
Trying to show that their is still some hope left in a hopeless situation.

Regarding the poll, I voted for Asuka. It was between her, Ritsuko or Shinji.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is what I would of wrote.

HB countered by suggestion it was Ritsuko Akagi. He made the point that Ritsuko is doing it with the man that not only had an affair with her mother, but is also attempting to bring about the end of the world just so he can see his dead wife.. She also enjoys mucking about inside her mother's pickled brain.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh, wonderful. A new poster who can't read dates or contribute.
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