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Rei Ayanami is the First Children and exclusive Pilot of Eva-00. Officially, Rei Ayanami is fourteen years old, but it is stated that all records of her background have been erased. Unusually for a child her age, Rei lives alone in an decrepit apartment. Rei attends Tokyo-3 Junior high school and is a member of Class 2-A.
Rei Ayanami is most famous for her distinctive appearance. She has blue hair, pale skin, and red eyes. It has been stated that Rei's unusual appearance was intended by the creators of the series to make her stand out. Strangely, Rei's unusual appearance is never commented upon throughout the series, even by Asuka.
Rei is a vegetarian. This is seen in Episode 12.It is not clear whether this is by choice, or through quirk of her physiology. It should be noted that series creator Hideaki Anno is also a vegetarian, as was Nadia Ra Alwar of Nadia: Secret of the Blue water
Outwardly, Rei can seem somewhat cool and aloof, often spending time on her own reading books. Yet, she can easily be confused by emotions, and is somewhat detached from her own. This is most obvious in Episode 6, when Rei finds her self unsure how she is supposed to feel after being rescued by Shinji Ikari. In Episode 12 Rei did not come to Misato's party, even though she was specifically invited by Asuka. Rei was specifically brought to the synch-training party at Misato's apartment in Episode 09, but that seems to be because Misato actually brought her. Rei isn't simply mysterious to people she doesn't know at first (i.e. during the introductory episodes): Rei is disconnected socially even from the other Eva pilots. When Rei is invaded by Armisael in Episode 23, the Angel forces her to feel her own true loneliness and pain. In the next scene, Rei is shown crying and not even understanding why she is crying. Episode 25 further shows that Rei has a deep despair and a wish to return to nothingness.
Rei has been shown to place no value on her own existence. In Episode 19 she states that If she dies, she can be replaced, but it is not unitl Episode 23 that finally the audience understands what she means by this. This is further shown by her indifference towards her own comfort or personal space. In Episode 5, she shows nothing but indifference to Shinji when he accidentally falls on top of her, in what would be seen as a compromising position. Yet, she is also aggravated enough when he makes disparaging remarks about Gendo Ikari to slap Shinji in the face for it.
Yet she is also capable of placing value in investing herself in people. She has a strong connection with Gendo Ikari throughout the series. Rei keeps a broken pair of Commander Ikari's glasses as an memento of his rescuing her after EVA-00's failed activation test shown Episode 4. It can be suggested that Rei is seeking to stave off her own despair, by investing herself fully towards the needs of one single person, in order for her to be recognized as a person.
As the series progresses, Rei began to distance herself more from the Commander. Meanwhile a bond began to develop between herself and Shinji Ikari; beginning shortly after the attack of the Sixth Angel, Rei was shown talking with Shinji on several occasions, something stated within the series that she almost never does to anyone else. As the series finale approached, Rei eventually chooses Shinji over Commander Ikari and allows Shinji to control Third Impact through her. She also destroys Commander Ikari's glasses, the symbol of her bond with him.
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Today, December 4, is the birthday of Evangelion's Second Children, Asuka.
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I remember that I didn't really like Asuka at first, not as much as I liked Rei's silent and deep character, thinking she was a mystery that Asuka was not.
Years later I watched Evangelion again, with more maturity on my shoulders, and got more interested in Asuka than Rei this time: I started noticing things that I didn't even consider or understand when I was too little, like the strenght she had to have for even trying to go forward to her chosen path, a path which was to be built upon a mask of security and perfection, a façade that would avert the gaze from the insecurity of being an unwanted, rejected human being.
I started giving her even more attention than I gave to Rei and Shinji, and always thought that she was, in an ironic and bitter way, the perfect match to the other half of the 'insecurities apple', composed by her and Shinji.
Personally I think that the very moment in which Asuka shines the most is the one in the movies that show the true ending to the first series: she shines on the side of psychological introspection, in a very unusual way.
When she was thrown with the Eva down the dark abyss that was the lake of the Nerv base, she sensed herself rejected once again.
But something was changing in her heart: from the second half of NGE she started to become angrier, beginning to hate herself more than ever, and only wishing to die, without having to bear the 'truth' of being disregarded from her mother, which abandoned her.
When she said that she didn't want to die, her complexity and catharsis striked me with full force.
The words in Italian were "Non voglio morire", I don't want to die.
And every time she would pronounce them I knew inside myself that she came to realize that, despite all the bad things happening in her life, she didn't actually want to throw it away, like her mother 'supposedly' did.
And every time, she would state it with more strenght and conviction, and I was struck in awe by it.
"Non voglio morire..."
"Non voglio morire..."
"Non voglio morire."
"Non voglio morire!"
"NON VOGLIO MORIRE"
The catharsis that happens later, where she has a brief dialogue with her disappeared mother, knowing that she was never abandoned (and showing an underaged Asuka having the sweetest and brightest smile I've ever seen on a human child) masterfully depicts her renewed will to live and to struggle to preserve that new hope.
"Despite wearing bandages that coincide with her final battle injuries in the final scene of The End of Evangelion, the fact Asuka was able to move her right arm and caress Shinji's cheek suggests she imagined herself in her own heart as healed. Asuka caressing Shinji's cheek to begin with also suggests that her personality could change for the better. "
I would watch and rewatch that scene a lot of times, and every time I would think once more how unexpected this event was and how it unfolded in a polar opposite way to the behavior of Rei Ayanami. Both of them are complex characters that 'scream' their own emotions, one of the two not always literally, but both of them are so intricate as characters that they both deserve an equal amount of respect, maybe for different reasons.
In their variety, they show the complexity of the human nature, and the scars that Asuka bore in Evangelion made a lot of people learn that, even against all odds and with the certainty of being about to lose your life, you can (not) get away from your past, you have to face it, come to an understanding with it, take hold of the present, and struggle for your life, being it unwanted or not, to prepare for a new future.
Happy birthday, dear Asuka.
Credits for the image go to the lovely and skilled @ameliesabo
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Dibujo de Rei... hace dos meses si mi memoria no me falla #Evangelion
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