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Old 2010-05-30, 19:14   Link #2069
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Originally Posted by bigdeath View Post
Indeed, thats the whole point. Despite the difference in the characters the end result is still the end of the word.

Many fans of the original show always wondered if Shinji just had a backbone, if the pilots were more stable, if they were more emotionally "advance", would the show have ended differently.

The movies finally answer this question with a definitive NO. In fact, ironically, making the pilots more stable, more happy, more understanding of their own emotions actually sped up the (almost) end of the world.

Hence, no matter what Shinji does he can NOT advance.

Rebuild isn't trying to use the same characters with new graphics, its purposefully changing the characters to prove that it was not the massive flaws in our hero's personalities that caused the world to end (as some thought at the end of the original series). Even if you made Asuka a less bitchy, more kind girl, Rei more emotional, and Shinji have a backbone it actually SPEEDS UP the end of the world.
To be fair, it's not just the characters' personalities that speed things up...having a shapeshifting, Eva-eating Zeruel also helps quite a bit.

The Angels here are much stronger, and so are the Evas, which ups the danger quotient for the earth's survival quite a bit. I get the feeling that nearly ANY clash between them could've caused the end of the world.
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