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Evangelion Mark.06 (エヴァンゲリオン Mark.06, "Evangelion Māku Shikkusu") is one of the Evangelion appearing in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy. It first appears at the end of Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone while still under construction at the Tabgha Moon Base, its first actual sortie takes place during the climax of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, piloted by Kaworu Nagisa. It reappears in Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo as an autonomous unit.
Mark 06 is the first Mark Series unit introduced to the Rebuild tetralogy. The final armored Mark.06 is a deep blue with yellow trim. The shoulder pylons are designed in a crooked way, and the unit features an extra set of chest plate compared to other production models although their armor designs are relatively similar. The horned helmet, which bears a strong resemblance to Armaros's, has a red visor covering the eye holes. The entry plug appears to be designed to provide a noticeably higher field-of-vision for the pilot. The Evangelion has shown to be capable of levitation while bearing an Angelic halo, which—in addition to the dialogue between SEELE, Gendo, and Fuyutsuki—hints at extremely potent capabilities. Mark.06 lacks an outlet for an external power source, implying an internal source of power.
Evangelion Mark.06 was constructed at NERV (Rebuild)'s lunar 7th Branch, Tabgha Base. It initially appears unfinished, with its body covered in a rubbery white material, and a purple mask covering its face, bearing the logo of SEELE (Rebuild) with two dark holes at the top which marks under them that make it seem as if they were crying. The morphology of the head and neck is very similar to Second Angel Lilith, although the more defined body, along with what appears to be a core visible beneath the fabric, is closer to a normal Evangelion. An IV-like device labeled BTB is connected to the Evangelion's left arm.
Later, the white cover is removed and the Evangelion undergoes the process of outfitting. The exposed skin on the head is dark gray while the body is tightly covered on a darker fiber that resembles muscle tissue. The mask remains affixed to the face, although it appears slightly modified, with the SEELE logo taking more space than before and the crying marks under the holes at the top removed. The middle part of the mask, approximately where the eyes would be, is hidden by a provisional covering held tightly by external wires as the helmet is readied for application.
Mark.06 is given a Spear of Cassius as its melee weapon. The spear is first seen wrapped in fabric while the unit is on construction. The Spear is later on used against the Awakened Unit-01 in order to stop Near Third Impact. In the preview for 3.0, an autonomous Mark.06, wielding the Spear of Cassius, descends into Central Dogma in search for Lilith.
In the third movie, Mark.06's appearance is much likely the same in the second movie but sports a lighter colour scheme.
After the demise of the Sixth Angel, Mark.06 is shown lacking its armor and restraints, still under construction in the Tabgha Moon Base, in front of a series of coffins from one of which raises its designated pilot, Kaworu Nagisa.
During their reconnaissance to Tabgha Base, Gendo and Fuyutsuki observe that the construction process of the Evangelion Mark.06 is unusual, although it isn't specified how, and that SEELE have constructed it in secret to advance their own hidden agenda according to Dead Sea Scrolls Apocrypha. Keel Lorenz (Rebuild) refers to the Mark.06 as the true Evangelion, to play a role in fulfilling the covenant with Second Angel Lilith. Fuyutsuki takes this to mean that SEELE wants to create a real "god", not just false ones.
Evangelion Mark.06 is first sortied in secret from the Moon base right before the Tenth Angel attacks Tokyo-3. Arriving as Third Impact begins, Mark.06 throws the Spear of Cassius towards Evangelion Unit-01, impaling its core and disabling it, halting Third Impact and somewhat lessening its effects.
At some point during the 14 years that transpired between Evangelion: 2.0 and Evangelion: 3.0, Mark.06 was modified into an Independent Type Unit, after which, constant abuse of the unit brought it to a state of ruins.
In Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, Mark.06 is fused to Second Angel Lilith's neck, replacing its original head that now resides in a room in the upper levels of the ruined NERV HQ. Mark.06 and Lilith appear much larger in size, and covered in a white substance while being in suspended animation (being absorbed by Lilith to replace her head), impaled by two Spears of Longinus as opposed to one of the spears being a Spear of Cassius like Kaworu believed.
After Evangelion 13 removes the spears, Evangelion Mark.06 is freed and shrinks down to its normal size as Lilith's body erupts into blood, dying in the process. Evangelion Mark.09 is then ordered to behead Mark.06, which releases the Twelfth Angel from its body. The Evangelion Mark.06 is not seen again for the remainder of the movie. The scene in Evangelion 2.0 where Ryoji Kaji told to Shinji Ikari about the second impact, there are four surviving Adams. Evangelion Mark.06 is one of them refitted as seen in the Moon. It landed on Moon while the others Adams is used as Evangelion 13.
Mark.06 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.
- While the Evangelion is consistently referred to as Mark.06 within the movies themselves, during the previews at the end of the first two movies it is referred to by the Japanese designation "Eva Rokugouki".
- The effort to keep Mark.06's face covered at all times may be an allusion to the Biblical God. According to Exodus 33:20, "You cannot see my [God's] face, for no one may see me and live". This would continue the theme started with Lilith in the original series, which the mask that Mark.06 possesses during construction bears a striking similarity to.
- The Entry Plug sound effect of both Evangelion 13 and Mark.06 is different from all other Evangelions with Mark.06's Entry Plug emitting the same standard hum but noticeably lighter and more rhythmic.
- The reason why Mark.06 is much larger in size when it is fused with Lilith could be explained by the fact that Mark.06 had become a part of Lilith, thus it grows and shrinks according to Lilith's will.
- In the end preview of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, multiple green colored 3D CGI versions are seen fighting with Evangelion Unit 8+2. These designs and scenes would later be omitted with the release of 3.333 with a content more appropriate to the actual movie.
Notes and references
- Takeshi Honda's roughs in Evangelion 2.0 Complete Records Collection.
- Evangelion 1.0 Complete Records Collection: "The body is wrapped in a rubber cover." (身体はゴムカバーでおおわれている。)