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Sandalphon (サンダルフォン) (Hebrew: סנדלפון) was the 8th Angel. It was discovered when still in its embryo stage, inside an active volcano.
Asuka was given a modified Plug Suit to survive the intense heat, and was sent in with Unit-02 to retrieve it. Sandalphon became active during the final stage of retrieval and was destroyed in the ensuing battle with Asuka. It was defeated by the Progressive Knife that Shinji dropped to Asuka after being pumped full of coolant to overcome its heat and pressure hardened body.
This "recent hatched" Angel has a very aquatic and weak form, it is unknown if it has a developed Core or can generate an A.T. Field. The Angel is initially discovered in an embryonic state, vaguely resembling a human embryo and encased within a dark, elliptical cocoon-like object. When Sandalphon prepares to hatch, it vocalizes in the same manner as a human baby (however distorted) and proceeds to rearrange its mass into a new form. (The transformation is obscured by a blurry distortion, a convention in the show typically used to indicate the employment of an A.T. Field.) Its adult form is flattened, finned, and overall fish-like, similar to that of a Cambrian Anomalocaris. It can withstand extremely high temperatures, such as those experienced inside of an active volcano, even with its mouth opened.
- It is unknown on whether or not Sandalphon's actions are truly belligerent or infantile in nature but, judging by the fact that it makes 'baby sounds' before hatching, its behavior could be interpreted as infantile, though whether or not it destroyed the Eva's umbilical cables as a dying resort or out of an infantile mindset is left ambiguous
|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|