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Evangelion Mark.04A (EVANGELION Mark.04A, "Evangerion Māku Fō Ei") is an Evangelion unit introduced in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy. It is an autonomous Evangelion unit introduced in Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. Mark.04A is first seen serving as a defense mechanism for the Tesseract to prevent its retrieval by Evangelion Unit-02'β during the Operation US.
The Evangelion Mark.04A consists of a circular "core block" with two cores, with what appears to be the lower mid-section of an Evangelion growing from it, the legs of which end in sharp spikes which appear to be the Mark.04A's main means of attack. The 4A also has a two small turrets attached to the underside of its "legs" capable of a scatter shot attack. Two "Eva-04" logos are seen underneath the unit.
All the Evangelion Mark.04 units appear to have Evangelion shoulder pylons attached to their core blocks, although the number of pylons each unit possesses varies. The Mark.04A has four pylons, while the Mark.04B only has two. The Mark.04C possess 64 pylons, which completely encircle its core block. All the units also share the same purple, yellow and black color scheme, similar to Evangelion 13.
The Evangelion Mark.04A is capable of producing A.T. Fields and manipulating them to travel in space.
The Mark.04A is capable of high-velocity flight by using its A.T. Field, allowing it to fly even in the vacuum of space. It is also equipped with an Anti-A.T. Field, allowing it to penetrate the A.T. Field of Unit-02'β without any difficulty. It attacks by using its sharp spikes and Anti-A.T. Field to penetrate a target Evangelion's A.T. Field, before releasing a shotgun-like attack from two banks of cannons attached to its underside. The projectiles released are powerful enough to severely damage a re-entry shield.
The Mark.04A is seen in the first scene of the movie, where Asuka, in her newly repaired Unit-02'β, and Mari, in her brand new Unit-08α, encounter it in space during the Operation US to recover the Tesseract containing Evangelion Unit-01. The Mark.04A is seen assaulting Unit-02' from afar with energy attacks, although the Unit-02'β's A.T. Field protects it. The Mark.04A then attempt to engage Unit-02'β at close range, flying at it rapidly by utilizing their A.T. Fields. Unit-02'β attempts to stop one with its A.T. Field; however, it quickly starts piercing through the barrier with its legs. As stated by Asuka, the Mark.04 units are capable of generating an Anti A.T. Field, which allows them to penetrate an opposing A.T. Field at close range. The drone quickly tears apart the A.T. Field and unleashes its scatter shot attack at close range, destroying Asuka's pod; however, Unit-08α snipes it before it can attack further. Several other Mark.04A then attempt to assault Unit-02'β, but all are destroyed by Unti-08α's support fire. Asuka finally reaches the Tesseract and attempts to bring it back to Earth.
Mark.04A makes it's last onscreen appearance when Gendo destroys all of the Evangelion Units with the Spear of Gaius piercing Unit-01 and Evangelion 13 to remove everything related to Evangelion.