SHINJI IKARI: The main
character of the Evangelion series and the pilot of Unit 1.
Shinji's mother, Yui, died during an accident while testing the
first Evangelion, way back in '02. Shinji later ran from his
father, Gendou, and lived with his teacher for several years.
Now, after being summoned to join NERV, Shinji bunks out with
Misato Katsuragi and PenPen. Shinji attends school along with
Asuka, Rei, Kensuke, and Toji. Shinji is quite shy, and only
befriends a few people, mainly Toji, Kensuke, and Kaworu. Shinji
really snaps after being forced to fight and destroy Kaworu and
Toji. It appears as if Shinji and Asuka are a couple, but both
REI AYANAMI: This is a
confusing one. First, we know that Gendou Ikari's wife Yui
perished because of an Eva accident. So, Gendou took it upon
himself to create a child in Yui's likeness. This child is Rei.
Now, as if things aren't confusing enough, Rei is actually the
third "Rei". Yep, there's a series of her. They are
kept in an under ground lab. The different Reis are used in the
Dummy Plug system. Rei seems to lack emotions, probably because
she is actually a soul shoved within a random body. Some
classmates think she has a crush on Shinji, but that's real bad.
Because she was made with Shinji's mom's DNA, having a crush on
him is incest or something.
Misato is the head of tactics at NERV. Her father worked at the
site of the first Angel, and was killed during the Second Impact.
Misato has vowed to kill off every Angel so that she can avenge
her dad. Misato was close friends with Ritsko Akagi, but the
friendship wanes when Ritsuko hides secrets about NERV, such as
clones of Rei and the first Angel. Misato is, or was, dating Kaji
for years. Sadly, Kaji was found to be a government interloper,
and was assassinated. Misato has taken over his work, and is
watering his melon garden. Misato lives with Shinji and her warm
water penguin, PenPen.
The third pilot. Asuka's mother commited suicide in an insane
asylum. She devoted her entire life to the Evangelion project,
but when she tried to synchronize with one, she failed and
snapped. Asuka's foster parents nearly abandoned her, as she was
too adult-like. Now, Asuka is unable to cry, and the idea of her
losing infuriates her. So much so that when she loses three
consecutive battles, she goes over the edge. She is now in an
asylum, as her mother was.
GENDOU IKARI Shinji's
father and husband of Yui, Gendou is also head of NERV. Gendou
abandoned Shinji when he was a young child, and devoted his life
to Rei. Gendou calls his son back for the sole purpose of
piloting an Eva.
RITSUKO AKAGI: The
main technician of NERV. Close friend of Misato's, but near the
end, both betray each other and break the friendship off.
Ritsuko's mother is the one who designed the MAGI system. Ritsuko
is not currently involved in any relationship.
Fuyutski is Gendou Ikari's right hand man. Before meeting up with
Gendou, Fuyutski was a professor at a local high school. He then
meets up with Yui Ikari when a fellow teacher advises him to look
at some of her papers. Yui is actually the reason Gendou and
Fuyutski met. Yui suggested that he go bail Gendou out from jail.
Gendou and Fuyutski started working together in the Arctic,
working on the Angel incident.
YUI IKARI: Yui Ikari, mother of Shinji
and husband of Gendou. Yui was killed during a freak accident
when Unit 1 was being tested. The mishap that occured is unknown,
but it appears that Yui's soul is somehow assisting Shinji from
inside the Eva. Yui is also the base human which was used to form
TOJI SUZUHARA: Toji is
Shinji's classmate, and later, a fellow Eva pilot. However, an
Angel combined with Toji's Eva, and Shinji was forced to nearly
kill both Toji and Eva Unit 3. Toji plays basketball and is
friends with Kensuke.
KENSUKE AIDA: Shinji's
and Toji's close friend. Kensuke is a millitary fanatic. He
dreams of piloting an Eva. Enjoys camping out in the wilderness.
RYOJI KAJI: Kaji is a
secret government interloper designated to keep track of ADAM and
find out about Gendou Ikari's hidden agenda. Kaji has been
Misato's boyfriend since college, and tends to a melon patch in
is backyard. Misato is heart broken when Kaji is assassinated by
NERV security. Kaji also attended to Pen Pen when Shinji and
Misato are away.
PEN PEN: Pen Pen, the
warm water penguin. Pen Pen (Or Penē) lives with Asuka, Shinji,
and Misato. When Tokyo 3 is destroyed by the sixteenth Angel,
Misato fears for Pen Pen's safety, and has him go live with the
Hiraki family. Pen Pen lives in a refrigerator and reads the
morning paper. Eats fish and chugs beer.