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They are not supposed to be brother and sister. Rei was created using material of Yui Ikari which would make their relationship closer to mother/son or aunt/nephew genetically speaking and this origin was kept secret. Gendō Ikari brought his first clone (Rei I) to the Gehirn base, which is the predecessor of NERV and responsible for the development and ...


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All though I don't think we really can answer the "do people enjoy watching fanservice" part of the question. As this is left to the opinion of the viewer, lets get into what 'fan-service' entails in anime. Your definition of "something unnecessary and "not connected to the plot", except when talking about watching it for the plot (...


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Fanservice is content which is not necessary for the progression of the story but something which pleases the viewer/fan. In anime this is usually sexual in nature, but can also be hints towards ships in the fandom, cameos, or similar. It is something intentional added in hope it will increase viewers/sales. Reception towards fanservice is mixed. Since it is ...


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Most TV shows (Anime or not) engage in fan service of some sort. Generally speaking, it means you give the audience exactly what it wants. That can mean anything from seeing a long-brewing relationship brew into a romantic one, or it could mean two characters finally having a brawl that highlights their powers. In Japan, though, there's more permissive rules ...


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Obviously, these are huge spoilers for the original series: My understanding is that Unit 01 is actually the first EVA unit created. It was quite literally pulled from Lilith (the angel they have crucified down in the basement -- that's why they only have the top half of her; you can see this in process in some quick scenes flashing back to the original ...


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The Lance of Longinus is not a normal weapon like it mobilized Lilith and it just overpowers Lilith and Adam which are the seeds of life of Angels and humans so I suppose it can harm the pilot if it hits the Eva It has that power and what makes this theory true and the synchronization one wrong is that if it wasnt asuka would be so dead, the harm caused by ...


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I personally like the same ending theory. I feel like while Shinji was in instrumentality he worked through his issue through ep. 26's sequences as instrumentality intends to do, but since Rei is a clone of Shinji's mother and instrumentality happened with him as the center point inside the Eva his mother fused with, he was pulled out of it by Rei/Lillith ...


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