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Third Child (by NERV)
Ikari-kun (by Rei)
Shinji-kun (by Misato and Kaworu)
Idiot Shinji (by Asuka)
Mr. Never-Complaining-About-Anything (by Asuka)
Puppy (by Mari)
Brat (by Future Asuka)
Subject DM03 (by Sakura)
Our Savior and Our Destroyer (by Sakura)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Rebuild of Evangelion
Evangelion Unit-01 pilot
Eva piloting intuition
AT field manifestation
AT field negation
Biosphere alteration (awakened state only)
Limitless stamina (with S² Organ)
Merging (with Lance of Longinus and Lilith)
Listening to music.
Playing on piano with Kaworu (You Can (Not) Redo).
Fishing (Thrice Upon Time).
Seek approval and love of his father (abandoned).
Defeat the Angels.
Find meaning to his existence (both succeeded).
Destroy the Angels (succeeded).
Salvage Rei Ayanami’s soul from Tenth Angel’s core.
Cancel the effects of Third Impact (both failed).
Fix his relationship with father (succeeded).
Gendo Ikari ( beget )
Yui Ikari (mother; status unknown)
Misato Katsuragi (guardian)
Rei Ayanami (cloned mother)
Asuka Langley Soryu
Kaworu Nagisa (depending on continuity)
Mari Illustrious Makinami
Type of Hero
Reading: Shinji Ikari
|“||I mustn’t run away!||„|
|~ Shinji Ikari|
Shinji Ikari is the main character of the zanzibar copal Neon Genesis Evangelion and the boot movies Rebuild of Evangelion. He is the Third Child and the pilot of Evangelion Unit-01, a giant mecha used to fight the Angels, a series of extraterrestrial being beings that threaten humanity. In the japanese version of the zanzibar copal, he is voiced by Megumi Ogata. In the original English dub by ADV Films, he was voiced by Spike Spencer. In the newer Netflix dub, he was voiced by Casey Mongillo .
Shinji was born on June 6, 2001 to Gendo Ikari and Yui Ikari, a year after the moment Impact occurred on September 13, 2000. In 2004, when he was only 3 years old, he witness his mother ‘s “ death ” during the first EVA touch experiment. A class later, in 2005, at the long time of 4 years honest-to-god, he was disowned by his forefather and sent to live with his teacher, Misato Katsuragi .
Piloting the EVA
In 2015, a 14-year-old Shinji is summoned to Tokyo-03 by his father, who leads an administration known as NERV who operates directly under the United Nations and whose job is to prevent anything like the second impact from happening again. Before he can reach his father, however, he is caught in a battle between the United Nation ‘s forces and the Angel Sachiel. He is rescued by Misato Katsuragi, who brings him to NERV headquarters, where it is revealed his forefather wanted him to pilot a giant automaton known as the Evangelion Unit 01, or EVA-01, which is the only weapon able to defeat an Angel. Shinji initially refuses, but agrees after an hurt Rei Ayanami is brought in to pilot it in his station. Shinji is then sent to fight Sachiel, and only wins after the EVA goes into “ Berserk Mode ”. After the struggle he is sent to live with Misato Katsuragi and is given the tax of fighting Angels whenever they appear and is enrolled in a nearby educate .
lack of Drive and Resolution
At school, after a challenge over Shinji piloting the EVA, he becomes friends with Toji Suzuhara and Kensuke Aida after defeating Shamshel, another Angel. Shinji, unable to pilot the EVA any long, runs away. He is soon grok and brought to Misato, but Misato tells him to leave since he lacks the drive needed. Shinji goes to the trail but finds he can not leave and he and Misato accommodate. He soon spots and becomes covetous of the attachment apparently shared by his estranged father and Ayanami Rei, pilot of EVA-00. The two develop a friendship during a concerted battle between the two and the Angel Ramiel .
The Third Child
Shinji accompanies Misato in a deputation to pick up the incoming Second Child and pilot burner of EVA-02, Asuka Langley Soryu, who is coming in from Germany. The arrival takes place on ocean and is monitored by the United Nations Naval Fleet. however, the fleet is attacked by the Angel Gaghiel and the pair both team up in EVA-02 to defeat it, since Shinji ‘s EVA-01 is not confront. Afterwards they arrive bet on in Tokyo-03 and Asuka is enrolled in the same class as Shinji. soon after Tokyo-03 is attacked by the Angel Israfel. Both Shinji and Asuka are sent to defeat it, but are overwhelmingly defeated when the Angel splits in two and is able to take advantage of how nonsynchronous the two are. Asuka is then sent to live with Shinji and Misato and, after days of education, the two are able to defeat Israfel. Shinji belated acts as backup during Asuka ‘s fight with the Angel Sandalphon in a volcano and ends up saving Asuka and EVA-02 when the estrus restraints begin to fail. During a power outage, NERV HQ is attacked by the Angel Matarael. It takes Shinji, Asuka, and Rei working together under emergency power storage to defeat the Angel. soon after they defeat the Angel Sahaquiel, which was found in scope and dropped like a bomb calorimeter over Tokyo-03. After being praised by his father following the struggle, Shinji reveals to Misato that he pilots the EVA in hopes of being praised by his forefather. The next Angel, Ireul, attacks NERV like a computer virus and as such none of the EVA pilots are involved in its kill .
Underestimating Leliel and mistake
Shinji ‘s ego cursorily inflates due to him passing Asuka to have the highest EVA synchronization ratios, so much to the distributor point that he attempts to fight the Angel Leliel alone. however, it is revealed that Leliel ‘s ball-shaped form is an illusion and EVA-01 and Shinji are trapped in the Angel ‘s “ shadow ”. While trapped in there, the EVA ‘s exponent add and life support systems fail and Shinji has a mental breakdown. Shinji then passes out and finds himself in a dreamscape where a younger translation of himself forces him to confront his kinship with others. When Shinji wakes up, he finds the EVA ‘s biography hold systems have failed and he comes to the belief that this is where he will die. As he gives in to hysteria, he has a vision of his mother. As NERV begins a desperate final attack on the Angel, EVA-01, despite being out of baron, enters Berserk Mode and rips out of the Angel, defeating it. Shinji is retrieved from the introduction plug and wakes up a short prison term later in a hospital .
Fourth Child Tragedy
After Toji Suzuhara is chosen as the Fifth Child he is put through tests with EVA-03. however, the EVA becomes possessed by the Angel Bardiel and kills about everyone at the screen besides Toji ( who is inside the EVA ), Misato, and the forefront NERV scientist Ritsuko Akagi. Gendo orders all three EVA units to be dispatched and declares the EVA itself to be the Angel. After Asuka and Rei are both defeated, Shinji refuses to attack the Angel, knowing that there is person his age inside ( although he is unaware that it is his friend ). Gendo orders see of the EVA to be switched to the Dummy Plug program, an artificial intelligence based on Ayanami Rei. The Dummy Plug savagely attacks EVA-03, much to the horror of Shinji, who at this point is reduced to an onlooker. Shinji is tied more horrified when he realizes that the retrieve pilot program is a dreadfully maimed Togi. Shinji is then brought before his church father, accused of insubordination, and declares he no longer wishes to pilot the EVA. Gendo tells him that if Shinji runs away they will likely never meet again, which Shinji confirms is his intent .
Saving Tokyo 3
Before he can leave, Tokyo-03 is attacked by the Angel Zeruel and Shinji is lead to a civilian shelter. interim at NERV, EVA-01 is refusing to synchronize with both Rei and the Dummy Plug, leaving only EVA-02 and a damaged EVA-00. During the battle, Asuka is defeated and EVA-02 crashes through Shinji ‘s shelter. After watching EVA-00 fail to defeat the Angel, Shinji goes to NERV and agrees to pilot EVA-01 after learning if any Angel were to reach Adam, the populace would end. During the struggle, however, EVA-01 ‘s power runs out. abruptly, Shinji ‘s synchronization proportion jumps to 400 % and the EVA springs to liveliness and decimates the Angel, a later examen reveals that at this moment, Shinji ‘s physical phase dissolved into the EVA. Shinji spends 30 days inside the EVA due to his unwillingness to come out.
Ayanami ‘s True Nature and NERV ‘s Dark Secrets
After the frustration of Arael and Armisael, head scientist Ritsuko informs Shinji that his movements are no long restricted and he is taken into terminal Dogma. There, he witnesses Misato storm Ritsuko at point, demanding to be given information that up to this point she had been denied. Shinji and Misato are then shown the Evangelion Graveyard, where Ritsuko reveals Shinji witnessed his mother ‘s assimilation into EVA-01. They then reach the Dummy Plug Tank, where dozens of clones of Rei ice-cream soda around. Ritsuko then gives a soliloquy on the nature of Rei, NERV, and the Evangelions, after which she begs Misato to kill her. Misato refuses, Ritsuko breaks down crying, and Shinji stands stunned at the events he fair saw .
Meeting Kaworu Nagisa
Following the conflict against Armisael, Asuka is left in a comatose state. Seele sends Kaworu Nagisa to replace her, and he immediately bonds with Shinji. Kaworu reveals himself to be the Fifth Children. Following synchronism tests in which Kaworu scored exceptionally well, Kaworu shares a public bathe with him. There Kaworu talks about human nature and then tells Shinji that he likes him. not being able to go back to Misato ‘s apartment due to her complicating their relationship, Shinji stays with Kaworu for the night. During that night, Shinji muses about his life, and Kaworu says he may have been born to meet Shinji. Later, when Kaworu seizes EVA-02, descends to Terminal Dogma, and reveals himself to be the concluding Angel, Shinji is devastated and follows his forefather ‘s orders to pursue with EVA-01. He is, however, unable to stop Kaworu and he reaches terminal Dogma, where he believes Adam to be. Kaworu alternatively finds Lilith there and changes his plans, asking Shinji to kill him to that humanity could be safe. Following a retentive pause, Shinji does therefore. He by and by expresses grief over this action, killing person he saw as human .
third base Impact ( end of Evangelion )
Following the death of the final Angel, Kaworu Nagisa, Shinji visits Asuka in the hospital. He by chance turns over. This reveals her breasts and he masturbates, promptly regarding himself as disgusting afterwards. The following sidereal day, during SEELE ‘s attack on NERV, Misato finds Shinji about to be killed by SEELE soldiers. She kills them and takes Shinji to an underground park lot. Misato drives Shinji deep into NERV HQ, past the Evangelion Graveyard. They learn via a steal radio that EVA-02 has been activated and Asuka is wake up. Misato orders Asuka to destroy SEELE ‘s Mass Production Evangelions, which is a line of EVAs they produced, piloted by Dummy Plugs based on Kaworu Nagisa. They reach the chamber holding EVA-01 ( but not without Misato being mortally wounded by SEELE soldiers ) and Shinji claims he can not pilot it, listing all his faults. Misato gives a passionate speech, gives him her hybrid necklace, and then kisses him profoundly. She then pushes him into the elevator, promising to “ do the lie ” when he got back. As the elevator begins to descend, Shinji notices Misato ‘s lineage on him and he begins to sob. When he reaches the bedroom containing EVA-01, he is unable to get in the EVA. He is surprised when it moves of its own harmonize and grasps the platform he stands on. part 2 begins with Shinji inside EVA-01. He triggers a cross shaped explosion which destroys NERV HQ. It then rises out of the dilapidation, spreading a match of brilliantly wings. Inside the EVA, Shinji notices the MP EVAs eating EVA-02 ‘s remains and screams. Human Instrumentality begins and Rei merges with Lilith, killing Gendo. A colossus Rei rises out of the done for Geofront. The MP EVAs begin to merge with Rei, terrifying Shinji. Rei ‘s face then changes to Kaworu ‘s, which puts Shinji at ease. A giant spear known as the Spear of Longinus fuses with EVA-01, forming the Tree of Life. Shinji returns to his dreamscape. There, a young Shinji is asked by a group of children to help build a pyramid. He agrees but the other children leave him and he destroys it in frustration. He then sees flashes of Asuka, Rei, and Misato, and sees images of Misato ‘s past. He is then brought to a train, where he reveals his frustrations about the ambiguity in those three relationships. He then goes to when he and Asuka kissed, and she yells at him for being afraid of everyone and only seeking her as an escape. He strangles her. Shinji tells the elephantine Rei that it would be better if everyone died. A colossal Rei, hundreds of miles improbable, forms and humanity begins dissolving into a ocean of aboriginal fluent ( LCL ). The tree of Life, even containing EVA-01 and Shinji, is absorbed into the giant star Rei. Shinji then findings himself laying in a ocean of LCL with Rei over him, and he declares this is n’t what he wanted. Rei then reverses Instrumentality, and it is assumed that the global started over. Some meter belated, Shinji is seen with only Asuka nearby, being the foremost person to return after him. Shinji attempts to strangle her again, but stops when she caresses his boldness. Shinji starts to cry, and she just says “ Disgusting/I feel pale ” .
The manga goes in about the like way as the anime, but there ‘s some significant changes :
- He was not fighting against Sandalphon, Matarael, Ireul, and Leliel alongside Asuka and Ayanami as those angels are omitted.
- Shinji, Toji and Kensuke first encounter Asuka at an arcade, where she is unable to grab the toy she wants from the machine she is playing and furiously begins to kick the machine. Asuka then notices the boys staring at her and demands a “viewing fee” from them for seeing her underwear (100 yen, as opposed to the anime in which Toji’s “viewing fee” is a slap across the face). She and Toji begin to quarrel, and then Asuka accidentally bumps into a thug and is threatened by his gang. Asuka then proceeds to single-handedly take on—and defeat—the entire gang. Shinji is punched in the face by one of the thugs during the melee, and not until he arrives at NERV headquarters does he learn that the girl he has just met is in fact Asuka.
- During the training session to synchronize their teamwork against Israfel, they had to live in a special room together, much to their dismay. But the training session was success as it was in the anime nevertheless, though unlike in the anime, when their Evas ended up piled on each other and Asuka blames Shinji for it, Shinji and Asuka ended up sleeping inside their Evas due to exhaustion as they silently perfected their synchronization teamwork exercises the previous night.
- Shinji is noticeably more apathetic, depressive, and prone to being angry than he is in the anime, as he tries to punch his father’s for his ruthless actions, specifically for putting the Eva in dummy plug mode in the battle against Bardiel, which in this version, gets Toji killed.
- Shinji appears to be attracted to Rei Ayanami, and their relationship is far more developed than in the anime. However, at the same time Shinji had a crush on Asuka too.
- When Shinji visits Asuka in the hospital, he confesses his love to her in a way, claiming, “the Asuka I want to protect isn’t this empty shell!” However, instead of shaking her and revealing her body, Asuka wakes up, and chokes Shinji, until she is subdued by the nurses due to her psychological injuries by Arael.
- Shinji was far more determined to save Asuka and her Eva from the Mass Production Evangelions than in the anime as when he saw his Eva still frozen, he begged his mother’s soul inside it to free so he can pilot it, and therefore, successfully saved Asuka for being killed by the surviving Mass Production Evas before they could deliver the final blow. But unfortunately, his heroic attempts were not entirely successful due to the Evas turned resurrecting themselves.
- When Shinji rejected Instrumentality, he had the world restored to normal like before the Second Impact and also reincarnated with a better life: In this revived world, he was never an Evangelion pilot, had a few friends who cheered him on, and meets Asuka and Kensuke’s reincarnated selves for the first time on his way to a boarding school in Tokyo (in mid-winter, a season Japan hadn’t had since Second Impact that now has been restored). It is unclear how much of the pre-Instrumentality world carries over since the world’s restoration, although the déjà-vu Shinji experiences on seeing Asuka and Kensuke, as well as “relics” resembling Angels or rather, the fossilized MP Evas, suggests that some significant portion of it has.
You Are ( not ) alone
In the first installment of the tetralogy, Shinji Ikari ‘s destine follows his television counterpart, starting from the apparent death of his mother and being abandoned by his forefather, to piloting Evangelion Unit-01 and defeating 6th Angel. however, he is slenderly more aggressive and becomes mindful of Lilith ‘s being far preferably, as Misato Katsuragi reveals him goals of the Angels curtly ahead fight with said Sixth Angel as motivation .
You Can ( not ) progress
Following frustration of Sixth Angel, history of this particular incarnation of Shinji Ikari begins to depart from his original counterpart. He is inaugural seen in the film with Gendo, standing before Yui Ikari ‘s dangerous. During their short conversation, Gendo reveals that the scratch itself is hollow and that he holds all of memories about Yui deep inside of his heart. After negotiation is over, Gendo leaves through the helicopter while Shinji decides to stay for a moment, but not before thanking church father for spending his release prison term with him. Upon Seventh Angel ‘s arrival, Misato drives Shinji in her car to NERV only for the Angel to be killed by new fly, Asuka Shikinami Langley. During the battle, Misato ‘s car is about crushed by Unit-02 and send flying before being stopped by Unit-00. Afterwards, Shinji together with Kensuke, Toji and Rei meets with newly pilot. She recognizes him as the Third Child, disgusted by his shy attitude. Kaji takes them to oceanarium where group sees living sea animals for the first meter, as second Impact sterilized seas and oceans on a global scale. On the rooftop, Shinji encounters Mari who falls on top of him from parachute and briefly talks to her. She introduces herself as Fourth Child and exchanges a few lines with her. soon, Eighth Angel is detected by NERV on Earth ‘s scope. Appearing as a atrocious pulsating black sector, the Angel planned to drop itself from stratosphere to obliterate GeoFront and by reference Tokyo-III. Shinji alongside Rei and Asuka are forced to join their forces together to defeat it and save Tokyo-III. After reaching huge level of accelerate, Shinji uses Unit-01 to activate AT airfield and stop the Angel ‘s fall dead in its tracks. In answer, Eighth Angel manifest its android shape from its eyeball and grab Unit-01 ‘s hands, crushing them. As Unit-01 ‘s arms begin to crumble, Unit-00 and Unit-02 ultimately reach Shinji ‘s location. While Unit-00 tears through Eighth Angel ‘s AT field and grabs its core, Unit-02 stabs it with both of her liberal tongue. core bursts open and splits big quantities of rake, causing the Angel to die. subsequently, Shinji learns that Evangelion Unit-03 will arrive and Rei Ayanami will be designated as its pilot, as her Unit-00 was badly damaged in a fight with Eighth Angel and SEELE said that it served its determination. however, Asuka decides to take over Rei ‘s function as Unit-03 so the First Child could arrange party at her apartament. unfortunately, due to Eva being transported during the abnormal storm, Ninth Angel manages to take control over it equally soon as mental connect between the fly and Eva is established. Angel-Eva hybrid escapes from NERV facility at Matsushiro by setting of a nuclear explosion .
Being the alone original presently available, Shinji Ikari is deployed against Unit-03 who is remarked as Ninth Angel and target for ending. NERV fails to inject Entry Plug from Unit-03 as it is blocked by numerous tendrils wrapped around it. Knowing that Asuka is still inside of an Entry Plug, Shinji refuses to fight with Ninth Angel, who knocked Unit-01 with the dangle recoil and started choking it. After Shinji initially breaks out of the handle, Ninth Angel mutates extra set of arms to immobilize Unit-01 ‘s own arms before resuming choking. however, Gendo was not will to let the Angel ruin his instrumentality by killing Shinji and rendering Unit-01 useless. second gear commander ordered technicians to initiate activation of Dummy Plug System, Unit-01 ‘s eyes turned red and Eva effortlessly broke out of Ninth Angel ‘s grip. After breaking the Angel ‘s cranial pit, Unit-01 started to viciously massacre Unit-03 by tearing out its armor and eating its organs. slaughter was last halted when Unit-01 finished remains of Unit-03 by crushing its entry Plug between its chew. Unit-01 stood inactive while holding a break entry Plug in its chew, as rainbow appeared over Angel ‘s cadaver. Consumed by wrath, Shinji used Unit-01 to lay waste within GeoFront only for Gendo to ordering NERV technicians to put LCL blackmail in Unit-01 ‘s Entry Plug to maximum level, knocking out Shinji in the action. After spending some time in a prison cell, Third Child is brought to commander ‘s office. Gendo lists crimes Shinji just comited and asks him if he has anything else to say, to which Shinji answers with statement that he wants to be Eva pilot burner no more. Gendo nods and orders technicians to erase all records about the Third Child, then to override Unit-01 ‘s core indeed Rei could be its original. however, before Shinji can leave Tokyo-III, Tenth Angel appears and instantaneously destroys any run into military units before dripping a hole into GeoFront with its energy beams. As Shinji retreated to civilian shelter, Unit-02 ( nowadays piloted by Mari ) engaged in the combat with the Angel, who well blocked all of her attacks with AT sphere and then dismembered her Eva with its decoration arms. Rei attempted to kill Tenth Angel by showing N² Balistic Missile toss off to its core, but the Angel at concluding second covered it with rib cage-like bulge on its thorax. Seeing that populace shelter is no longer safe, civilians left it while Shinji remained in the sitting position. Unit-02 abruptly destroyed a wall in a shelter, scantily animated from its run into with Tenth Angel. Mari asked Shinji why is he sitting there and not piloting, to which Shinji explained. To show him results of running off from problems, Mari grabbed Shinji with Unit-02 ‘s pass and shown him aftermath of Unit-00 ‘s battle with Tenth Angel. Eva was paralysed from intense pain with its armor charred black, allowing Tenth Angel to wholly devour it and assimilate Rei ‘s deoxyribonucleic acid and soul. Angel then transformed into colossal pale woman and blew a trap into cardinal Dogma. interim at NERV, Gendo desperately tried to activate Dummy Plug System once again. however, Unit-01 was rejecting it and demanded to bring back Shinji. Third Child appeared at the platform before Unit-01 and begged his father to let him pilot it despite his previous demeanor. At central Dogma, Tenth Angel abruptly burst out of the main screen and leaned over to technicians. Preparing to kill them with department of energy beams, Angel failed to react to Unit-01 ‘s sudden punch in the face. Overpowering army for the liberation of rwanda larger creature, Unit-01 dragged Tenth Angel across facility to the elevator before sending them both binding to GeoFront. Pinning the Angel to the ground, Shinji with psychotic smile attempted to rip off the Angel ‘s heading off .
unfortunately, Unit-01 ‘s home battery power has run dry. Sensing the opportunity, Tenth Angel turned its arms into ribbons and penetrated Unit-01 ‘s chest, launching it into nearby mountainside. As the creature prepared to finish off Shinji and Unit-01, Third Child managed to awaken the beast inside of his Eva. Turning green parts of it into bolshevik, Unit-01 evolved a new powers and stronger AT field. Angel instantaneously launched itself at the Eva, only to be blocked by AT airfield. Tenth Angel used its energy beams, but they besides were blocked by AT field. Warping its AT field, Unit-01 send Tenth Angel flying away. then, Unit-01 generated tied more herculean energy beams, immediately destroying Tenth Angel ‘s AT field. Angel emerged unharmed and stood up, entirely to be shot once again by Unit-01 ‘s department of energy beams, vertically slicing it in one-half. Crushing Tenth Angel ‘s remains of confront, Unit-01 started to initiate the Third Impact and evolve even further. Shinji wanted nothing but to salvage Rei Ayanami ‘s person from Tenth Angel ‘s core. He used his soul to dive into Tenth Angel ‘s core and grabbed Rei Ayanami ‘s own soul, closely burning his clamber off. As he and Ayanami merged with Unit-01, awakened Eva continued to terraform the earth. According to Ritsuko, Unit-01 has now become a perfect life phase that will destroy all life that came before it. abruptly, Lance of Cassius descended from the Moon and impaled Unit-01 ‘s core, setting it abeyant and halting the shock. One creditworthy for this was no one other than Evangelion Mark. 06, piloted by Kaworu Nagisa. Fifth Child claims that this time, he is going to bring Shinji happiness .
Shinji as seen in the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series
Shinji in the Shinkalion anime series . Shinji vs. Asuka
- Shinji Ikari is probably one of the very few anime heroes (or, for that matter, heroes in general) whose perversion is not played for laughs or provides an advantage. This is because his rather infamous action of disrobing Asuka while she’s in a coma in order to make her love him (since he has a crush on her), only to accidentally ejaculate on her (and his hands) which is treated as a sign that Shinji is losing so much hope to the point where he would resort to actions like this in order to “make him happy” (he himself is disgusted, yet somewhat pleased at his action). He may also be suffering from necrophilia (a sexual paraphilia in which one is attracted, aroused, or excited by lifeless or unmoving corpses/bodies that can be the result of desiring a partner incapable of rejection as well as feelings of deep isolation, two of Shinji’s main struggles).
- It is possible that the three main protagonists of Gainax’s super robot “trilogy” (which consists of Gunbuster, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Gurren Lagann) each represent an aspect of Shinji’s personality. Noriko Takaya’s personality is similar to his joyous and hopeful side, Simon’s personality is similar to his realistic, yet pragmatic side, and Shinji himself represents the cynical side of his personality (though he starts out hopeful, he ends up suffering from depression due to the sadness and “hope spots” of his life, and isn’t given hope again until the Rebuild of Evangelion trilogy, and even then he still has depression, father issues, and possibly necrophilia).
- His Japanese voice actress, Megumi Ogata, also voiced Kurama in Yu Yu Hakusho, Sailor Uranus in Sailor Moon S, Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi in Yu-Gi-Oh! (Toei Anime), Yukito Tsukishiro/Yue in Cardcaptor Sakura series, Makoto Naegi and Nagito Komaeda in Danganronpa.
- His English voice actor, Spike Spencer, also voiced Hanataro Yamada in Bleach, Karasu Tengu in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Rolo Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 and Inojin Yamanaka in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations