The early days of the Neon Genesis Evangelion loops, as recited by Shinji Ikari to his father Gendo.
Following his activation by Hurricane Billy, Gendo Ikari experienced a period of severe depression, due both to the fact that most of the Multiverse wanted to kill him, and he was permanently stuck in a universe with Asuka and Kaoru, who also wanted to kill him. Due to his frustration regarding the lack of agency he had with the situation Gendo compared his situation to the situation of the other loopers of the Eva-verse, enraging Asuka, and driving Kaoru and Rei into introspection. Recognizing the issue of this event, Shinji elected to relate their own experiences to his father, in hopes of both convincing Gendo that he really did have a new lease on life, and to prevent the others from harming Gendo further.
In the distant past, prior to any fused loops (and forthcoming explanation), Shinji, Rei, Asuka and Kaoru had entered a state of severe depression and boredom, brought on by their utter lack of ability to alter their situation, and by the naturally traumatic situations of their universe. Due to this lack of control and their own camaraderie, the four had long since fallen in love with each other, but had also agreed that, once they were able to do so, they would find some method to kill themselves permanently. During this period, the group managed to conceive the idea of fusing their Evangelions together and using the resultant power, coupled with the Lance of Longinus, to delete themselves from existence. Though they had a fairly normal and pleasant final loop, their utterly extreme actions resulted in, instead of their death, a loop crash, instigating one of the first, if not the first, fused loop, with them, Harry Potter, Naruto Uzumaki, and Ranma Saotome, all awakening on the Hogwarts express.
The story works, and Asuka and Kaoru agree to lay of Gendo (so long as he does not regress), and Gendo starts to break from his depression. Gendo quarries Shinji if the polyandrous relationship between them has remained, but Shinji elects not to answer, though it is implied that said relationship has not survived the loops.
Awake Loopers Edit
- Shinji Ikari (Past and Present)
- Rei Ayanami (Past and Present)
- Asuka Langely Soryu (Past and Present)
- Kaoru Nagisa (Past and Present)
- Gendo Ikari (Present)
- Penpen (Present)