Kaworu Nagisa (渚 カヲル, Nagisa Kaoru?) is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. He is the Fifth Child (Fifth Children in the Japanese versions) and the seventeenth Angel, Tabris. He is sent to Nerv by Seele as a replacement pilot for Unit 02 after Asuka Langley Soryu's synchronization ratio falls below usability. He later breaks into Terminal Dogma to return to Adam, but after he discovers the being there is actually Lilith, he permits Shinji Ikari to destroy him. He appears in The End of Evangelion during Third Impact, communicating with Shinji in regards to the choice of whether to accept or reject Instrumentality.