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uhh hello im shinji ikari the third child and pilot of unit 3 and my
father works at the nerv and my mother is dead heres the info on me
from wikipedia
After losing Yui, Gendo left Shinji with a teacher when he was a
toddler so he could focus on "Project Evangelion." This abandonment
has caused Shinji to have little to no self-esteem and to become very
reclusive and avoidant of difficult or painful situations, using
escape as a shield. He is often shown listening to his SDAT player
with headphones, blocking out the world. He appears in some ways to be
the opposite of the extroverted Asuka, though not as much as Rei does.
He also is shy, timid, and afraid of physical contact, especially from
the women around him. Asuka tries to get Shinji to assert himself and
even gets him to admit that he tried to kiss her when she was
sleeping. In episode 15, Shinji kisses Asuka, at Asuka's insistence;
Asuka pinched Shinji's nose so he wouldn't breathe on her and tickle
her face, nearly suffocating him. In the original episode, Asuka
washed her mouth out thoroughly afterwards; however, the director's
cut shows that this was an act, and that the kiss and Shinji's
reaction (or lack thereof) mattered a great deal more to Asuka than
she let on. Shinji is also somewhat intimidated by Misato (who seems
to enjoy teasing him good-naturedly), although her drunken behaviors
and slobby housekeeping habits irritate him.

Shinji's relationship with his Evangelion and status as a pilot is
very ambivalent. On the one hand, as an Eva pilot, Shinji is very
reluctant to go to war, to cause deaths, and to enter battle or to
actively do things; on the other hand, he is given strength by his
mother (whose soul is contained in Unit 01) and he defines his self by
piloting the Eva. Sometimes Unit 01 reaches "berserker" mode - a state
in which the Eva is activated without an apparent energy source -
helping Shinji in his times of need. During the battle with the Angel
Zeruel, Shinji exceeded a 400% sync ratio; he was able to defeat the
Angel but was physically absorbed within the Eva, where he briefly met
his mother.
Shinji's estrangement from his father and his mother literally being
inside Unit 01 is believed by some to represent the Freudian Oedipus
complex. His apparent attraction to Rei, who is a partial clone of
Shinji's mother and Lilith, could also be seen as proof of this
psychological aspect of Shinji's character; however, his attempts to
gain Gendo's acceptance and love and his attraction to Asuka could be
seen by some to counteract this idea. He may also be seen as suffering
from the culture-specific psychological disorder taijin kyofusho and,
from a Western psychological perspective, generalized social phobia
(and developing avoidant personality disorder).[citation needed]

While he is acknowledged later in the series to be a skilled Eva
pilot, he is never really shown to have any other notable skills, in
contrast to the other children (Toji is athletic, Kensuke has immense
knowledge of everything associated with the military, and Asuka is a
14-year old college graduate). It is revealed in episode 15 that he is
a cellist, something of which he had made no mention previously in the
series. Thereon, the cello appears as a recurring motif in the series,
possibly representing Shinji's "identity" - indeed, his musical talent
seems to be the only way in which he feels that he can openly express
himself. He claims to be untalented, but is shown both in episode 15
and in Death and Rebirth playing Bach's Cello Suite No. 1, a fairly
difficult piece.[citation needed]

Shinji has often been seen as a version or reflection of the creator
of Evangelion:

Shinji does reflect my character, both the conscious and unconscious
parts," Anno admits. As a pilot of Earth's most advanced weapon,
Shinji is far from the archetypical hero. Abandoned by his father
Gendo at a young age, he eschews human contact so that he cannot hurt
others, or in turn be hurt by them. The comparison, however, isn't to
be taken too literally.
"I wasn't thrown out by my father or anything" he laughs.
Nevertheless, Anno has referred to the plotline as a metaphor of his


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