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The N² Technology ("N²" being short for Non-Nuclear) is a technology seen throughout various Evangelion series in different forms.

N² WeaponsEdit

N2 Mine explosion (Rebuild)

An N² mine explosion in Rebuild

N2 Mine Explosion (NGE)

N² mine explosion in the original series

N² weapons (N² 兵器, N² heiki) is the name given to the strongest conventional (non-Evangelion) weapons ever created by mankind. N² weapons are as strong as nuclear bombs, even being capable of producing electro-magnetic pulses, but they lack the radioactive fallout generated by their nuclear counterparts, allowing them to be used more readily than their predecessors. The name N², meaning 'Non-nuclear' refers to this. They are capable of dealing moderate damage to some of the weaker Angels, as can be seen during Sachiel's attack to Tokyo-3, although even several detonations of N² weapons are incapable of affecting others. It has been said that the N² weapons are broadly similar to a low-yield nuclear warhead, with no apparent fallout comparable to FOABs and other real life Thermobaric weapons.

N² weapons come in five basic forms.

  • N² bomb (N²爆弾, bakudan)
    • Episode 19: Used on Zeruel by Unit-00'. It destroys Unit-00's right arm, which was in contact with the bomb, but Zeruel was unaffected by the explosion at point blank.
    • Episode 25': Dropped onto the extension of Ashinoko where Tokyo-3 had been to open up the Geofront.
  • N² depth charge (N²爆雷, N² bakurai)
    • Episode 09: Used on Israfel Alpha and Beta to temporarily incapacitate them and give the pilots some time for preparations.
  • N² land mine (N²地雷, N² jirai)
    • Episode 01: Set in Sachiel's path to temporarily halt its advance. Despite the Angel being damaged to some extent, the mine failed to kill it.
    • Evangelion 1.0: Used in the same manner on Sachiel.
Sahaquiel aerial bombs

N² aerial weapon has no effect on Sahaquiel

  • N² aerial weapon (N²航空兵器, N² koukuu heiki)
  • N² missile
    • Evangelion 2.0: Used on Zeruel by Unit-00'. It destroys Unit-00's arms and chars Unit-00', but once again Zeruel is not visibly damaged at all.

N² ReactorEdit

N² Reactor is a technology appearing in Neon Genesis EVANGELION (3 Years After) -ANIMA-. It is used on the UX-1 Allegorica support unit and Evangelion EUROII Heurtebize. Its purpose is essentially the same as the S² Engine's one as it grants the Eva unit an unlimited amount of operational time. However, it uses N²-derived technologies to achieve this.


  • Although "N²" is always written with a superscript "2", it is not pronounced "N-squared", but simply "N-two".
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