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The Angel has received a heavily revised design, prepared by Hideaki Anno and Yoshitoh Asari and developed into the 3D CG model used in the film. The design, while still closely resembling the one from the TV show, reincorporates several elements from previously-unused concept sketches by Asari, such as more intricately segmented arms, mouth with mandibles and "fangs", and an exposed spine in the thoracic cavity to which ten legs attach. Other changes include the redder color (with a glittering purple abdomen), a hollowed-out abdominal segment, and a Second Angel-like "face" near the head's attachment point. During the film, the legs are in constant motion. The arm-like things on the spine below the core are highly animate, constantly moving in, out, and around a bit.
When the Fifth Angel dies, the core puffs up and the whole Angel explodes in a rain of blood-like fluid, leaving behind only the whips impaled in Unit-01.
- The Fifth Angel was designed by Yoshitoh Asari, who also designed Sachiel and Zeruel in the original TV series.
- The official Japanese termed for Fifth Angel's energy-whips/energy-tentacles is just "hikari no muchi" which means "whips of light".
- The fact that Fifth Angel's design bears a passing resemblance to a phallus-shape is something of a running joke amongst fans.
- Fifth Angel's design may be based on Dr. Poole's space suit from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- Fifth Angel also bears a resemblance to the Flatwoods monster, an unidentified creature seen by some people in Flatwoods, West Virgina in 1952.
- In the Fifth Angel's design seems to have multiple stubby legs that resembles cilia at the bottom of their long body, which coincides with the fact that Planarian also have cilia on their underside for mobility.
- Evangelion 1.0 Complete Records Collection.
|Seeds of Life & Angels|
|In Neon Genesis Evangelion||Adam • Lilith • Sachiel • Shamshel • Ramiel • Gaghiel • Israfel • Sandalphon • Matarael • Sahaquiel • Ireul • Leliel • Bardiel • Zeruel • Arael • Armisael • Tabris • Lilin|
|In the manga||Adam • Lilith • Sachiel • Shamshel • Ramiel • Gaghiel • Israfel • Sahaquiel • Bardiel • Zeruel • Arael • Armisael • Tabris • Lilin|
|In Rebuild of Evangelion||Adams • First Angel • Second Angel Lilith • Third Angel • Fourth Angel • Fifth Angel • Sixth Angel • Seventh Angel • Eighth Angel • Ninth Angel • Tenth Angel • Twelfth Angel • Thirteenth Angel|
|In Proposal||Shateiel • Turel|
|In The NERV White Paper||Baraqijal • Iblis|
|In Decisive Battle in Tokyo-3||Adovaquiel • Atalibu • Azrael • Zefon|
|In First Impression||Unnamed Angel|
|In Second Impression||Insubstantial Angel|
|Other||Diemay Angel • Kingshitoel|