In the second episode of Evangelion, we can see that Shinji's Eva's right eye is injured by the Third Angel, but nothing happens to his right eye. But when it comes to Asuka's Eva getting her right eye injured by a Lance of Longinus in End of Evangelion, it also injures her right eye. How can this happen?

Shinji's eva Asuka's Eva

  • I think the thing is that the shot above was just some energy weapon, nothing (too) special, but the Longinus spear is very connected to the nature of these robots, so it was able to also harm the synchronized pilot. – Hakase Dec 10 '17 at 0:55
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    I'm pretty sure it's a matter of synchronization rates. Shinji was clearly not well-synchronized to Unit-01 when he fought Sachiel in episode 1, whereas Asuka was extremely well-synchronized to Unit-02 when she fought the MP Evas in End, and hence she sympathetically suffered far more of the damage Unit-02 took. – senshin Dec 10 '17 at 6:00
  • ^what this guy said, the higher the synchronization rate, the higher the chance for the pilot to emulate the damage the EVA receives – paulnamida Dec 21 '17 at 2:22
  • See also wiki.evageeks.org/Synchronization – Jon Lin Jan 8 '18 at 17:08
  • another theory is that it's possible the Lance has "special powers" to inflict damage – Jon Lin Jan 8 '18 at 17:14

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