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You know how two other Studio Gainax series, Gunbuster and Gurren Lagann, used combining mecha?

Would Evangelion be better if Shinji, Asuka, and Rei all had the ability to combine their EVA units into one larger, more powerful EVA unit?

Because to me, if you're going to feature three main EVA pilots, at least give their mecha the ability to combine with each other.
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HERESY!!!!

BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!


srsly though... watch rah xephon. It's eva done better..

and see gundam. Do you really think THAT would be better with combining mecha?

not every giant robot needs to be voltron.
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serifsansserif wrote:

HERESY!!!!

BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!


srsly though... watch rah xephon. It's eva done better..

and see gundam. Do you really think THAT would be better with combining mecha?

not every giant robot needs to be voltron.


All the fanboy in me screamed when you said Rah xephon is better. NOTHING IS BETTER THAN EVA MISTER! *Hmph*

As for the OP, no. It wouldn't be better. Imagine all 3 of those dickheads combined into one. Asuka would be pissed because she has to share a robot with Rei, and she'd scream at Shinji more than usual. Shinji would have a meltdown in the middle of a fight and get all 3 of them injured, and Rei would just be Rei. I agree with Serif's point that not all mecha should function like in Voltron.

Also, the story just would not allow that. Y'know...
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PandaSamaBoi wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

HERESY!!!!

BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!


srsly though... watch rah xephon. It's eva done better..

and see gundam. Do you really think THAT would be better with combining mecha?

not every giant robot needs to be voltron.


All the fanboy in me screamed when you said Rah xephon is better. NOTHING IS BETTER THAN EVA MISTER! *Hmph*

As for the OP, no. It wouldn't be better. Imagine all 3 of those dickheads combined into one. Asuka would be pissed because she has to share a robot with Rei, and she'd scream at Shinji more than usual. Shinji would have a meltdown in the middle of a fight and get all 3 of them injured, and Rei would just be Rei. I agree with Serif's point that not all mecha should function like in Voltron.

Also, the story just would not allow that. Y'know...


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Cause thats after the Thing that needs to happen to allow them to be like that as Happened.

I also cant think of any physical improvement combining them would net. Combining wouldn't improve speed, reflex, armour etc.

The closest they had was when Shinji and Asuka do the tandem thing, that was neat. Showed they didnt need to combine though, just coordinate.
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Commander_PonyShep wrote:


PandaSamaBoi wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

HERESY!!!!

BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!


srsly though... watch rah xephon. It's eva done better..

and see gundam. Do you really think THAT would be better with combining mecha?

not every giant robot needs to be voltron.


All the fanboy in me screamed when you said Rah xephon is better. NOTHING IS BETTER THAN EVA MISTER! *Hmph*

As for the OP, no. It wouldn't be better. Imagine all 3 of those dickheads combined into one. Asuka would be pissed because she has to share a robot with Rei, and she'd scream at Shinji more than usual. Shinji would have a meltdown in the middle of a fight and get all 3 of them injured, and Rei would just be Rei. I agree with Serif's point that not all mecha should function like in Voltron.

Also, the story just would not allow that. Y'know...




I smell sarcasm, but that's because Instrumentality renders a person's will useless whilst they live in dreamland/purgatory, at least until Shinji makes it so everyone can decide their fate for themselves. The 3 Evas merging would have the three of them clashing with each other emotionally. Instrumentality is like Infinite Tsukyomi from Naruto.
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It be betterj just to have have EVG 4 It would take another 10 tears to do a re-boot really !
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No it would not be any better. Much of the original series was about their personalities conflicting, and human loneliness.

It would have been much funnier though.
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Trying to imagine all three sharing a cockpit. It doesn't end well.
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Form follows function; Neon Genesis Evangelion isn't about working together as a team. Indeed, it's very much about human isolation - to the point that, even though the show was full of nonsensical scientific jargon used to justify absurdities, no explanation would be enough to allow for combining Evas. That'd contradict the spirit of the show, which precludes the possibility of such closeness between people.


Besides, I feel like they were aiming for a unique take on mechas.
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I was informed that Evangelion is the result of Hideaki Anno's depression.
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xxJing wrote:

I was informed that Evangelion is the result of Hideaki Anno's depression.


Pretty much.


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PandaSamaBoi wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

HERESY!!!!

BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!


srsly though... watch rah xephon. It's eva done better..

and see gundam. Do you really think THAT would be better with combining mecha?

not every giant robot needs to be voltron.


All the fanboy in me screamed when you said Rah xephon is better. NOTHING IS BETTER THAN EVA MISTER! *Hmph*

As for the OP, no. It wouldn't be better. Imagine all 3 of those dickheads combined into one. Asuka would be pissed because she has to share a robot with Rei, and she'd scream at Shinji more than usual. Shinji would have a meltdown in the middle of a fight and get all 3 of them injured, and Rei would just be Rei. I agree with Serif's point that not all mecha should function like in Voltron.

Also, the story just would not allow that. Y'know...


Nah.. RahXephon was better. At least it was more cohesive in story telling.

Eva kinda was a monster of the week show till about halfway through... Then it changed again at the very end for a poorly conveyed philosophical treatise.

Gilgamesh was also an Eva clone but better told, and even went for the same ending, though without mechas. It was also "slit your wrists cause nothing matters" at the end, but meh.... (though Texnholyze was EVEN MORE depressing so.....)

The thing I can say about Eva though, is that eva did its take on the mecha series first...
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No it would not be any better. Much of the original series was about their personalities conflicting, and human loneliness.

It would have been much funnier though.


Hit the nail on the head there. Combining mechs would've made the series too goofy and really conflicted with a lot of the symbolism that made the original story so great. I really think that the EVAs are just a supporting detail in the grand scheme of the narrative. It's more of a psychological horror story than a robo beat-'em-up overall.
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If you want to make Evangelion better two words: Bright Noa
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