>never enables Shinji's bad habits, never skips an opportunity to chide Shinji when there's a reason to >her entire character arc is about standing up for herself >by far the most emotionally stable pilot, practically the designated tard wrangler
>"In Japan, the overwhelming favourite is Rei. They can't handle strong women such as Misato and Asuka" >is thought to be the "escapist" choice
Depend of what you call Lilith and wether or not it was supposed to have a mentality. Rei may be Lilith 'mind' warped, forced into a clone body and brainwashed until she just lose it, but she tang everyone willingly (before dying) That's definitely a difference with Kaoru "Adam" who is similar and yet still possess more knowledge of what should be his role.
I used to ship Asushin when I was younger, not knowing what was so special about Rei. But I recently rewatched the series and noticed that she's probably the most emotionally stable and mature pilot other than Kaworu (but he doesn't really count). Honestly that quote makes Anno(?) look like a seething Asufag.
Those views are not contradictory. Rei's and Shinji's relationship is decidedly non-sexual, unlike his relationship with Asuka, which is as painful for the two of them as it is because their relationship has a markedly hormonal, sexual tone to it.
Having Asuka as a waifu is a degenerated man's idea of a strong woman. In his mind a strong woman is someone who sees herself as being above him, and berates him for it. But someone like Rei, who is more in touch with her emotions and is able to express disasatifaction with Shinji in a far more reasonable manner than Asuka's sperging, is an actual strong female character. Retard women online and cumbrain men don't get this
I feel like I am the only Asufag that isn't a coombrain. I kneel Reifu posters.
Rei does passive-aggression but I don't think that's what it was. Episode right before was where Shinji's fired, they actually start reconfiguring EVA-01 for Rei and she's the only one not regretting the arrangement, she would have replaced Shinji in the first episode, I think she just means it in the sixth when she says Shinji can stay in bed and she'll go die alone. She has weird respect that Shinji's a real human boy who should be free to leave if she can do his job instead.
>"In Japan, the overwhelming favourite is Rei. They can't handle strong women such as Misato and Asuka" he's right about that though
>most emotionally stable.
Slaps Shinji for disparaging his deadbeat dad. Suicidal. An emotional wreck concealed by feigned indifference. Hostile to Asuka, even when Asuka was trying to make friends or amends. Probably fucking Gendo. (Ritsuko considered her a romantic rival anyway.). Her imprint on unit 00 could actually drive people crazy.
I've never understood the complaint that Rei is emotionless, passive, and submissive. Especially when it comes from Anno himself. Rei's entire arc is about discovering that she's actually filled with passion, that she has feelings and emotions, and things and people she loves and wants to protect. I don't know why Anno himself somehow got it into his head that she's this doormat.