can someone explain who the guy...

#1 Posted by uhohlovehascometotown (53 posts) -

on the cross is??

(don't say jesus)

(please)

#2 Posted by sterbacblu (231 posts) -

Quick version: second angel, landed on Earth, created second impact, ooze from it spread all over and created humans. Good explanation here: http://evangelion.wikia.com/wiki/Lilith

Also at some point I predict someone will come on this thread and say "anime is for jerks." Not saying I agree, just warning you.

#3 Posted by Village_Guy (2637 posts) -

@sterbacblu said:

Quick version: second angel, landed on Earth, created second impact, ooze from it spread all over and created humans. Good explanation here: http://evangelion.wikia.com/wiki/Lilith

Also at some point I predict someone will come on this thread and say "anime is for jerks." Not saying I agree, just warning you.

anime is for jerks.

Nah, just kidding, anime is just fine.
#4 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I think the problem is that you're trying to make sense out of Neon Genesis Evan-fucking-gelion.

If you got that far into the series and this is the first time you've needed something explained, kudos to you sir. I think I made it to episode five before I just gave up on trying to make sense of everything.

#5 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5040 posts) -

@Ravenlight: The thing that made me hate Evangelion is fucking Ikari Shinji. Whiny ass bitch.

#6 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Ravenlight: The thing that made me hate Evangelion is fucking Ikari Shinji. Whiny ass bitch.

Hating on Shinji make me love it whenever Gendo Ikari would show up. Because it was almost guaranteed that he'd point out how much of a bitch his worthless son was. Take that, Toothpicks!

#7 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Ha, trying to make sense of NGE.

NGE is just a clusterfuck of ideas and incidental symbolism. Hell, one of the creators even came out and said that the only reason why they explode into giant crosses is because "it looks cool".

EDIT: God, I hate NGE so much.

#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11917 posts) -

Yep. That, much like a lot of other nonsense present in Evangelion, is never clearly explained in the series or the movies. When in doubt: all the pseudo-gnostic symbolism is pretty meaningless, the ending isn't supposed to make sense, and yes, Shinji really is that much of a whiny bitch. That being said, I still like it, perhaps because of how batshit crazy it is, something that is only helped in the Rebuild movies since they also go out of their way to make some of the characters less detestable.

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