The Mother-Child Bond
Within the universe Shinji and Asuka both have "souls" or some meaningful part of their mother inside the Evangelion, presumably in the Core. This is pretty obvious in Shinji's case:
Episode 1, Unit-01 moving by itself to protect Shinji, something Ritsuko immediately notes should have been impossible
Episode 16, While trapped in the ...
Heavy spoilers for the original series:
But if after a decade you haven't still watched the original series, blame on you.
Since the background story is the same for the rebuild movies, we can assume this is unchanged for rebuild.
There's no official announcement, any date not published by Khara is only rumor. The most recent news related to this is that Hideaki Anno was working on Godzilla and in Decemeber, Khara was recruiting more staff. The recruiting could be related to other projects, like the Animator Expo. In other news, Shuichi Iseki posted some pictures that looks like Khara ...
In the original anime series, it was established that the berserk mode can't be triggered voluntarily. Moreover it was at least strongly hinted that the "berserk mode" is in fact
In the Rebuild continuity, there is the so-called "beast mode" that can be activated by the pilot, but it is only ever shown working for Unit-02, not for Unit-01. Therefore it is ...
A lot of this will have to be speculation since most of these things are never explicitly explained, but we do have a couple of clues.
During the episode
SHINJI: What is this? What did you do, Father?!
HYUGA (OFF): Reception of the signal, confirmed.
IBUKI (OFF): Control system switch is complete.
MAN (OFF): All nerves linked directly to ...
If you watched 2.22 you will see that the cores for Asuka and Mari were switched out before Mari took control of Unit-02.
Depending on the language, you csn hear in the background the crew rewriting Unit-02's access keys when Mari's gearing up to fight Zeruel. One assumes this has some bearing with how Mari is able to take control.
There's no clear-cut ...