|Three Magi||The Children||Marduke Institute||Second Impact|
|Lancea Longinous||AT Field||S2 Organ||Geherin|
|Dead Sea Scrolls||Entry Plug||Dummy Plug System||Black Moon|
Evangelion is a gigntic bio-mechanical creature. It is later
revealed that the Evangelions (More commonly referred to as Evas)
are actually humans formed from the first angel. Although
sentient, it appears that the Evas need pilots for them to
operate. The three main Evas are Units 0, 1, 2, and 3. The Evas
are modeled after four Barons of Hell from Judeo-Christian
mythology. One was said to have but one large eye, (Unit 0)
another with a single horn upon it's head (Unit 1), another which
was blood red with four eyes and two jaws (Unit 2), and a fourth
which was pitch black and had exceedingly long arms. (Unit 3)
NERV: NERV, lead by
Gendou Ikari, is the organization which controls and monitors the
Evas. NERV is also involved with SEELE for reasons unknown. The
NERV headquarters, although established in Germany, is located in
an underground GeoFront under Japan.
SEELE: SEELE controls
what goes on inside NERV. A very secretive organization, only
Gendou Ikari knows what's going on. SEELE is also in control of
the Human Instrumentality Project, which appears to be working on
evolution options, trying to form a new god.
ANGELS: Angels (Shito)
are supposedly messangers from God, ushering mankind into a new
frontier. Immune to standard weaponry, only NERV's Evas can stop
them. There are 13 Angels, each being more dangerous than the
last. The final being Shinji's friend, Kaworu Nagisa, a creature
that blurs the line between Angel and human.
MAGI: The Magi is a
system of three computers which are used for intelligence at
NERV. The Magi Casper, Belthasar, and Melchior. Designed by
Ritsuko's mother, the different Magi represent her as a woman, a
mother, and a scientist.
THE CHILDREN: The
codenames for the Eva pilots are the First Child, Second Child,
Third Child, Fourth Child, and the Fifth Child. The children's
true names are, in order, Rei Ayanami, Asuka Langley-Soryhou,
Shinji Ikari, Toji Suzuhara, and Kaoru Nagisa. Each is around 14
years old, which has some connection to the time the Second
This is the organization which selects the Children. It is later
learned that Marduke doesn't exist, and that it was a fabrication
SECOND IMPACT: In the
year 2000, a frozen Angel was found buried in the arctic. During
research, the Angel detonated, causing a series of floods and
explosions. Half of the world's population was killed off during
this time. The UN tried to cover this up by saying it was a
meteorite, dubbing it the "Second Impact". (The first
was probably the meteor which wiped the dinosaurs out) 15 years
later, the Angels are coming back and are looking for Adam.
THIRD IMPACT: SEELE
believed that this would occur if an alien Angel were to come in
contact with Adam, which was kept buried in the ground. Not true.
The Third Impact actually occurred because NERV was around Adam
the whole time.
ADAM: The first Angel.
Adam is being kept in NERV headquarters, frozen in a shrunken
state. It appears that Adam brought forth the second Angel,
Lillith, to free itself, but failed. See, there's a connection
here. Adam, Eve, Lillith... Adam, Eva, Lillum...
LILLITH: The second
Angel. Lillith was stopped with the Lancea Longinus.
LILLUM: Kaworu's name
for humans. This leads us to believe that Lillith and Adam are
actually what humans are made from; these are the higher life
forms which gave us life. However, much like other NGE mysteries,
this is never answered.
LANCEA LONGINUS: This
is the Eva's ultimate weapon. Capable of destroying an Angel
instantly, it is kept pierced in the chest of the crucified
Lillith. Possibly named after Jesus' harpooner, Longinus.
AT FIELD: The telekinetic
shield which prevents weapons from harming the Angels. Kaworu
explains that the AT Field is actually "the light of the
soul, protecting the bearer from harm" This explains why the
thinking Evas have one while other brand robots, such as Jet
S2 ORGAN: This is the
equivalent of a heart for the Angels. With this, the Angels have
limitless power. Evangelion Unit 1 takes an S2 organ into itself,
creating a god-like entity.
GEHERIN: This was the
company which would later become NERV. Geherin was in charge of
Project E, or the construction of the first Eva. When it became
NERV, all employees, mainly Gendou and Yui Ikari, Dr. Akagi, and
Professor Fuyutski, transferred, and the project was dropped for
bigger and better things.
DEAD SEA SCROLLS:
These are the documents which SEELE chooses it's actions. They
predicted the development of the Evas and all of the Angels.
ENTRY PLUG: This is where
the Eva pilot is located in the Evangelion. The plug translates
the user's actions into the Eva's movements.
DUMMY PLUG SYSTEM: This
is a fake Entry Plug which emulates the actions of a pilot. At
first, most believed that the Dummy Plugs simply held a program,
it is revealed that they contain a Rei Ayanami clone, bred to
BLACK MOON: The source
of all life, Lillith's egg. This is actually the hollowed out
cavern where NERV headquarters is located. Thus the statement:
"What was once God's domain has become NERV's