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Evangelion Unit 8+2 (エヴァンゲリオン8+2号機, "Hachi Tasu Nigōki") (Unit Eight + Two) is a Evangelion unit that appears in the preview for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time that was attached to the ending of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Evangelion Unit 8+2 is an unconventionally produced Evangelion that appears to contain components from the recently destroyed Evangelion Unit-02, although it seems to be made mostly from Evangelion Unit-08. Close examination of the Unit reveals that what initially appears to be half of Unit-02's body stuck into half of Unit-08's. It is actually Unit-08β's body, half of which is painted in Unit-02's colours. The remains of Unit-02's head seen at the end of 3.0 have been grafted onto Unit-08's head, giving it a rather odd appearance.
The exact nature and capabilities of Evangelion Unit 8+2 are currently unknown, although it appears to be extremely capable in close-range combat. It is possible that combining parts from the ruined Unit-02 with the mostly intact Unit-08 has given the Eva unspecified benefits or improved its abilities to a degree. There is speculation that the unit may utilize a Double-Entry System.
Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Evangelion colour scheme is a combination of Unit-08's colour scheme and Unit-02's colour scheme, divided down the middle. As the Unit is constructed from the intact body of Unit-08, its armor configuration and the position of the green lights across the surface of its armor is identical to that of Unit-08. However, it appears that the left shoulder pylon has been replaced by one of Unit-02's shoulder pylons. The right side of the Evangelion head is the same as that of Unit-08; however, the left side appears to have been recovered from Unit-02 and features two of Unit-02's monitor eyes, as well as half of the crescent-shaped armor piece on its forehead. The split between the two halves is abrupt, giving rise to the misconception that the bodies of the two Evangelion were completely combined, when in reality it appears that only the head has been excessively modified. The jawpiece of the helmet also appears to have been modified somewhat.
History[edit | edit source]
In the preview for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time, Evangelion Unit 8+2 is seen in the ruins of Tokyo-3, fighting an army of Evangelion Mark.06 with green coloration. It appears to be equipped with a Magorox Sword during the battle. Unit 8+2 succeeds in cutting down several Mass Production Evangelions, as well as defeating some in close-combat. The preview ends with a sword less 8+2 leaping into the air, revealing a massive group of Mass Production Evangelions producing several enormous A.T. Fields around the fallen Black Moon.
Development[edit | edit source]
- As the preview of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time, Evangelion 3.0+1.0 AVANT 1 – 0706 Ver. shows, it is likely that the development of Evangelion Unit 8+2 was altered in the movie in favor of both new designs of Evangelions Unit-08 β-ICC and the New EVA-02α, curiously the idea of the damaged Unit-02 is fused with Jet Alone, instead of Unit-08.
- In the new preview exhibited after 3.3333, the scene where Unit 8+2 shows is omitted in favor of a content appropriate preview.
- It is given a status as a phantom Evangelion, since it appears in merchandising but not in the actual movie, just like Evangelion Unit-04.