The Story of Neon Genesis Evangelion
At the turn of the century, the apocalyptic ‘Second Impact’ melts the polar ice caps, resulting in a flood that wipes out half of Earth’s population. In the year 2015 the mysterious alien entities known as ‘Angels’ return to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury.
Devastated, mankind’s last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen years later, that day has come…but this time, humanity is ready to fight back with terrifying bio-mechanical weapons known as the Evangelions, Eva’s for short. Only
a handful of special children are capable of piloting these Evangelions and thus, the fate of the world rests in the hands of a few 14-year-olds. Piloted by Shinji, Rei, Asuka as well as the top-secret U.N. organization code-named NERV, who use these giant bio-mechanical humanoids to withstand
the force of the Angels’ defense fields long enough for the pilots to tackle the massive invaders in brutal hand-to-hand combat!
To top it off, every Angel that appears is much more advanced than its predecessor, and the Eva’s can’t defeat it using the same method twice. At the same time, NERV struggles to pierce the veil of mystery surrounding the enigmatic Angels, or are they? High-tech action, blistering battle sequences, soul ripping drama and spectacular visuals are seamlessly merged in the stunning animated series that ventures beyond the boundaries of space opera and questions the very nature of what it is to be human!
Mankind’s last battle has begun in Neon Genesis EVANGELION!
Neon Genesis Evangelion Weapons Systems
Evangelion: Fourteen years of research and billions of dollars have been spent to create the “All-Purpose Humanoid Fighting Machine – Evangelion.” Constructed in secret and controlled by Special Agency NERV, these massive biological machines were ostensibly created to defend the earth from the invading Angels. They can only be piloted by 14 year olds who’ve lost their mothers. Their name is derived from “Eve,” wife of Adam in the Old Testement, and “Evanges,” meaning “gospel.”
Eva’s can handle a vast range of hand held or shoulder mounted weapons.
N^2 Weapons: N^2 mines, depth charges, and bombs constitute the most destructive conventional weapons within the arsenal of the UN Military and the JSSDF.
Bakelite: This is the central term for the phenol resin used for electrical and heat insulation. A special thermosetting version of this resin was used to immobilize Eva Unit 00 when it went berserk during activation. This quick-drying compound with the ability to stop all physical motion makes it an ideal defensive measure for such emergencies. The “Adam” embryo Kaji carried from Germany to NERV headquarters in Japan was also encased in this special Bakelite.
Shoulder holstered ballistic harpoon system hidden in shoulder armor.
Shoulder holstered Progressive Knife (vibrating knives using ultrasonic waves) also hidden in shoulder armor. Progressive Knife: Part of the Eva’s standard armament, the “Prog Knife” operates by dividing materials at the molecular level using a blade composed of particles vibrating at high frequency. It is housed in the shoulder of the Eva. Later models are fashioned like a box-cutter with a blade that can be extended, should part of it break off.
Plug Suit: Similar in structure to a wet suit, the Plug Suit increases the synchronization rates between the Eva’s and their respective pilots. Molded from a single piece of material, the suits fit loosely at first but automatically adjust to the wearer after a switch on the wrist is activated. The suits also provide various information by means of a small monitor on the back of the hand.
MAGI, The: The brain of Special Agency NERV, this supercomputer designed by Dr. Naoko Akagi actually consists of three computer systems: Melchior-1, Balthasar-2, and Caspar-3. They are named after the three wise men from the East who came to witness the birth of Jesus in the New Testament. The operating systems for the three computers are not identical. Personality Transplant OS was used to transfer human thought patterns into the computers. As such, each of the three reproduces the thought patterns of one aspect of Dr. Naoko Akagi’s personality. In this way, they are able to re-create human dilemmas.
Heat Shield — made from space shuttle hulls
Electro-magnetic cages for capturing angel eggs
S2 — Super Solenoid drive systems employed by the Evangelions.
Lance of Longinus, The: Both a powerful weapon and a tool to be used in conjunction with Lilith to complete the Human Instrumentality Project, this spiral-shaped, two-pronged spear was unintentionally launched into the moon’s orbit after it was used to destroy the 15th Angel. It has the power to penetrate A.T Fields.
EVA’s of Neon Genesis Evangelion
Eva Unit 00: Piloted by Rei Ayanami, Eva Unit 00 was the first success for the Gehirn Research Committee after many failures. During its initial activation with Rei as pilot, Eva Unit 00 went berserk, broke loose from its anchors, and inexplicably attempted to smash through to the observation area window. Rei was severely injured during this incident. The Eva was frozen with Bakelite and later salvaged. Although originally orange in color, Unit 00’s plating was replaced with blue and white armor after heavy damage was sustained during the 5th Angels attack.
Eva Unit 04: Constructed at the NERV-2 base in Nevada, this production model Eva was created for the sake of developing and analyzing both the S^2 engine, believed to have been transplanted from the remains of the 4th Angel, and the Dummy Plug System. Upon activation of the engine, both Unit 04 and the NERV-2 base disappeared – apparently into a pocket universe called a “Sea of Dirac.”
Eva Units 05 through 13: These 9 Evangelion mass-production Units were built outside of NERV headquarters and share a common configuration and coloring. Because they utilize the Dummy Plug System, they are under the direct control of SEELE. Their Dummy Plugs all bear the name “Kaworu,” so they appear to have been created using the thought patterns of the 17th Angel. All possess S^2 engines and are armed with facsimiles of the Lance of Longinus.
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