The True Meaning of Evangelion
I've noticed, of late, that there is a growing number of people who believe Evangelion is, in fact, the Biblical story of Revelations filtered through a post modern, post apocalyptic, science fiction future. The average fan understands, with all of his or her heart, that Evangelion is actually a manifestation of my conscious desire to make an impact on the world, and that Shinji is my reflection, a forum in which to deal with my own psychological problems of inadequacy and powerlessness in society. While I deal with my apparent mental problems, I appear to present numerous themes and common conflicts, such as man's innate desire to harness nature, a conflict between creation and creator, a conflict between father and son... man versus man, man versus himself... Apparently, Evangelion is viewed as a philosophical and creative masterpiece.
This is wrong.
The true meaning of Evangelion, straight from me, the creator, is as follows:
Sexual repression and fulfillment.
There is a boy, Shinji. He wants to fuck his mother (Rei), his guardian (Misato), and his hot redheaded fellow pilot (Uh... Asuka). Throughout the series, he finds himself unable to do so, a mental block represented by the fact that he can't even have proper wet dreams. Eventually, lacking sexual fulfillment, he moves on to briefly experiment with homosexuality (Kouru). This doesn't work. He's sad, and kills his would-be gay partner in a fit of intense frustration.
The last episode, where Shinji ends up happy and content, is mistakenly assumed to coincide with the end of the movie End of Evangelion: not so. In fact, the entire thirty minutes occur in Shinji's mind around the BEGINNING of the movie: depressed due to his serious sexual malfunction, Shinji discovers masturbation, a revelation brought forth by gazing on Asuka's nude body in a hospital. The moment in episode twenty six where everybody he has ever known applauds him occurs at the same exact time as that of climax, a figurative representation of his newfound happiness, fulfillment, and peace with the world. In the end, it must be understood that Evangelion is NOT about man's inherent nature, but the fact that one boy cannot get any, and finally discovers the existence of his hand.
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