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Shinji, pray away the gay! This isn't how I raised you... now, say a slur. SAY IT WANKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Gendo Ikari

Gendo Ikari (碇 ゲンドウ, Ikari Gendō)

Hey Jude, don't make it bad Take a sad song and make it better Remember to let her into your heart Then you can start to make it better

Hey Jude, don't be afraid You were made to go out and get her The minute you let her under your skin Then you begin to make it better

And anytime you feel the pain Hey Jude, refrain Don't carry the world upon your shoulders For well you know that it's a fool Who plays it cool By making his world a little colder Na-na-na, na, na Na-na-na, na

Hey Jude, don't let me down You have found her, now go and get her (let it out and let it in) Remember to let her into your heart (hey Jude) Then you can start to make it better

So let it out and let it in Hey Jude, begin You're waiting for someone to perform with And don't you know that it's just you Hey Jude, you'll do The movement you need is on your shoulder Na-na-na, na, na Na-na-na, na, yeah

Hey Jude, don't make it bad Take a sad song and make it better Remember to let her under your skin Then you'll begin to make it better Better better better better better, ah!

Na, na, na, na-na-na na (yeah! Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) Na-na-na na, hey Jude Na, na, na, na-na-na na Na-na-na na, hey Jude Na, na, na, na-na-na na Na-na-na na, hey Jude Na, na, na, na-na-na na Na-na-na na, hey Jude (Jude Jude, Judy Judy Judy Judy, ow wow!) Na, na, na, na-na-na na (my, my, my) Na-na-na na, hey Jude (Jude, Jude, Jude, Jude, Jude) Na, na, na, na-na-na na (yeah, yeah, yeah) Na-na-na na, hey Jude (yeah, you know you can make it, Jude, Jude, you're not gonna break it) Na, na, na, na-na-na na (don't make it bad, Jude, take a sad song and make it better) Na-na-na na, hey Jude (oh Jude, Jude, hey Jude, wa!) Na, na, na, na-na-na na (oh Jude) Na-na-na na, hey Jude (hey, hey, hey, hey) Na, na, na, na-na-na na (hey, hey) Na-na-na na, hey Jude (now, Jude, Jude, Jude, Jude, Jude) Na, na, na, na-na-na na (Jude, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) Na-na-na na, hey Jude Na, na, na, na-na-na na Na-na-na na, hey Jude (na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na) Na, na, na, na-na-na na Na-na-na na, hey Jude Na, na, na, na-na-na na Na-na-na na, hey Jude Na, na, na, na-na-na na (yeah, make it, Jude) Na-na-na na, hey Jude (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!) Na, na, na, na-na-na na (yeah, yeah yeah, yeah! Yeah! Yeah!) Na-na-na na, hey Jude Na, na, na, na-na-na na Na-na-na na, hey Jude Na, na, na, na-na-na na Na-na-na na, hey Jude Na, na, na, na-na-na na Na-na-na na, hey Jude

Overview

Superstar Where you from, how's it going? I know you Got a clue, what you doing?

You can play brand new to All the other chicks out here But I know what you are What you are, baby

Look at you Gettin' more than just a re-up Baby you Got all the puppets with their strings up

Fakin' like a good one But I call 'em like I see 'em I know what you are What you are, baby

Womanizer, woman-womanizer You're a womanizer Oh, womanizer, oh You're a womanizer, baby

You, you, you are You, you, you are Womanizer, womanizer Womanizer

Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah You got me going You're oh so charming But I can't do it You womanizer Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah

You say I'm crazy I got you crazy You're nothing but a Womanizer

Daddy-O You got the swagger of a champion Too bad for you You just can't find the right companion

I guess when you have one too many Makes it hard, it could be easy Who you are That's just who you are, baby

Lollipop Must mistake me, you're the sucker To think that I Would be a victim, not another

Say it, play it, how you wanna? But no way I'm ever gonna Fall for you Never you, baby

Womanizer, woman-womanizer You're a womanizer Oh, womanizer, oh You're a womanizer, baby

You, you, you are You, you, you are Womanizer, womanizer Womanizer

Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah You got me going You're oh so charming But I can't do it You womanizer Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah

You say I'm crazy I got you crazy You're nothing but a Womanizer

Maybe if We both lived in a Different world (Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer, womanizer)

It would be all good And maybe I could be your girl But I can't 'Cause we don't

Womanizer, woman-womanizer You're a womanizer Oh, womanizer, oh You're a womanizer, baby

You, you, you are You, you, you are Womanizer, womanizer Womanizer

Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah You got me going You're oh so charming But I can't do it You womanizer Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah

You say I'm crazy I got you crazy You're nothing but a Womanizer

Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah Boy don't try to front, uh, I Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah

Womanizer, woman-womanizer You're a womanizer Oh, womanizer, oh You're a womanizer, baby

Background

Young Gendo

Young Gendo Ikari.

what the fuxck why is he so ugly here...

Other media

Rebuild of Evangelion

Gendo's character does not appear to have gone any significant change in Rebuild of Evangelion, he shows no signs of emotional attachment to Shinji and remains being cold and not very talkative, always followed by Fuyutsuki. In Evangelion 1.0, Gendo appears to be even colder than normal, as he simply watches when Shinji's entry plug boils during the 6th Angel's attack. However, he appears to be showing signs of change in Evangelion 2.0, as he accepts the idea of going to Rei's dinner party along with Shinji and is even about to pick him up before being informed the Bardiel incident. The relationship between Gendo and Shinji breaks down completely, as in the TV series, although Gendo reacts visibly during the 10th Angel incident when Shinji calls him "Father" and demanded him to let him pilot Unit-01. He watches, satisfied, as Unit-01 begins turning into a godlike being, knowing that his plans are soon to come to fruition. Gendo affirmed to Fuyutsuki that they knew Shinji and Rei were capable of awakening Unit-01 and starting the events.

Gendo and Fuyutsuki seem somewhat closer and more united in their approach to their common goal. Further, Gendo does not appear to have a relationship with Ritsuko, as of Evangelion 2.0.

In Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, Gendo has become a colder person, only speaking to Shinji briefly in the ruins of NERV, about how he shall use Evangelion 13 to achieve his goal, however, he ironically welcomes his son with kindness by letting him in. Gendo now wears a visor similar to that of Keel Lorenz, and can be seen speaking to the disembodied Lilith head about fulfilling the contract with Lilith later on. After Lilith's body is destroyed following the freeing of the two Longinus spears, the head explodes and covers Gendo in blood, who tells Fuyutsuki it's time to begin. Finally, Gendo appears once again speaking to the SEELE monoliths once the Fourth Impact has initiated and thanks them for their role of guiding humanity so far, while Fuyutsuki shuts them off one by one. Gendo appears one last time after the aftermath of Fourth Impact, discussing with Fuyutsuki about how most of it when according to SEELE's scenario, but thanks to them Eva 13 awakened with the death of Kaworu Nagisa. He mentions that Misato Katsuragi's actions were also expected, suggesting that everything is happening according to his plan.

Fuyutsuki ambiguously states that Gendo is paying every price for this, including his own soul, during his conversation with Shinji. Kaworu refers to Gendo as "King of Lilin".

Sadamoto's manga

Gendo in the manga

Gendo as he appears in the manga.

Gendo's role and overall character in the manga is pretty much the same, with only a few differences. Gendo is shown to be more antagonistic towards Shinji than in the anime, first shown when he calls his son a "coward" when he refuses to pilot Unit-01. Later, while Shinji is recovering, Gendo checks on Rei in the hospital, but barely acknowledges his own son.

Gendo activates Unit-01's Dummy System in the battle against Bardiel, resulting in the death of Tōji Suzuhara, the pilot of the possessed Unit-03 (an event exclusive to the manga; Tōji survives in the anime but is left horribly crippled and missing a leg). After Shinji uses Unit-01 to damage the cage, Gendo calls on Kaji to bring Shinji to his office. Shinji asks his father if he has anything to say to him, which Gendo does not answer. Shinji's responds to this by trying to punch him, but is held back by Kaji; Shinji screams that he never wants to see him again. Gendo response to this is the same as in the anime, to have Shinji removed from NERV's records.

When Zeruel attacks and Rei fails to activate Unit-01, he heads down to the cage to try and get the Dummy System to work, which proves futile. Gendo, in his first act of distress, frantically asks why Unit-01 (and by extension, Yui) is rejecting him, to which Shinji's picture appears on the screens. This, and Shinji's sudden reappearance in the cage to do battle against Zeruel, surprises Gendo.

Just as in the anime, SEELE begins to doubt Gendo's trustworthiness after Unit-01 absorbs Zeruel's S² Engine. This results in them sending Kaworu Nagisa in order to spy on Gendo and NERV. Gendo increasingly defies SEELE while he continues to further his plan to take control of the Human Instrumentality Project. He later swallows Adam instead having it grafted to his hand.

During the invasion of NERV by the JSSDF, Gendo saves Shinji by projecting an AT Field from his left hand, which now has Adam embedded within. Gendo reveals the extent of his madness, telling Shinji that he has never loved him and that he used to feel jealous of the attention Yui gave to him, as well as detailing his plan to use Third Impact to become God and destroy humanity while reuniting with Yui. Gendo asks Shinji to pilot Unit-01 once again to aid in his plans, since Shinji has experienced loss and can now understand Gendo. Misato appears, however, and urges Shinji not to listen to his father.

After aiding Shinji and Misato's escape from the JSSDF, Gendo descends into Terminal Dogma to convince Rei to merge with Adam. As in The End of Evangelion, he shoots Ritsuko when she attempts to self-destruct NERV Headquarters to stop them. However, much to Gendo's surprise and anguish, Rei rejects him and destroys Adam, merging with Lilith without ever having absorbed the latter. After Rei/Lilith ascends from Terminal Dogma, Gendo is shot through the neck by a still-living Ritsuko in her final act. A vision of Yui confronts him as he lays dying, asking him to remember the first time he felt love for Shinji. After confessing that he has only caused his son pain, Gendo remembers Shinji as a newborn baby--the first time he felt love for him, and realizes that what Yui wanted (through the Evangelion project) was a better world for them to live in as a family. He thus redeems his soul in his final moments.

Neon Genesis Evangelion -ANIMA-

In Evangelion ANIMA, Gendo does not appear a lot as he mysteriously disappears after the Human Instrumentality Project is aborted when the Mass Production Evangelions are destroyed. His current fate is unknown.

Shinji Ikari Raising Project

In Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project, Gendo is shown in a humorous light, much unlike his anime counterpart. His antics, oftentimes embarrassing Shinji, often end with him being hit by Yui. During a blackout at NERV, he shined his torch in a scary way, which promptly earned him a smack from Yui. Another time, Gendo is reading a newspaper when Yui asks him if he told Shinji something (like she told Gendo to do). Gendo's response was to sweat and shake nervously and the scene ends with the sound effect of Yui hitting Gendo. Gendo is also shown to be a rather charismatic figure during this time, moving several members of NERV staff (notably all male) to aid with the "pedaling for power" plan.

Also, the perceived "father-son rivalry" between Gendo and Shinji in Evangelion fandom is parodied here, as both men decided to "compete" to see who could pedal the fastest. The contest was actually a way to generate electricity for NERV HQ, which had been hit by a blackout. The incident also pays homage to the original anime, where Gendo helps in the manual launching of the EVAs against the invading Angel. Interestingly, both Fuyutsuki and Rei were shown to put in their share of work before dropping out due to fatigue.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Gakuen Datenroku

At the start of the manga, Gendo is stated to be overseas, having left Shinji in the care of Ryoji Kaji. About halfway through the story, Gendo is revealed to be behind NERV, the organization fighting the Angels. Shinji notes that something is amiss, as Gendo acts far colder and distant than he did when Shinji was a boy. At the story's climax, it is revealed that this Gendo is a doppelganger from an alternate universe, who came to this one as part of an ill-fated attempt to replace his universe's Yui following her death. After discovering that this universe's Gendo had been killed in a lab accident (the same one that resulted in Yui becoming trapped in the Tree of Y'ggdrasil), the alternate Gendo took his place.

He initially plans to have Rei Ayanami take Yui's place in the tree (thus freeing her), but the plan changes after Rei becomes fond of Shinji and refuses to give up her own existence. Gendo shoots Rei for her betrayal and attempts to use Shinji as a replacement, but is ultimately killed by falling debris from Y'ggdrasil, implied to have been caused by Yui.

Character notes

Gendo's last names (Rokobungi and Ikari) mean "sextant" and "anchor" in Japanese, respectively. His first name was taken from another anime project prior to Evangelion that was aborted.[1]

With different kanji "Ikari" can translate to "anger" or "rage".

References

  1. Evangelion character names; Translation of essay by Hideaki Anno about character name origins; August 19, 2007
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