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This article is about the character from the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series. For the character from Neon Genesis Evangelion, see Lilith.

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Second Angel Lilith (第2の使徒・リリス[?]) is the 2nd Angel belonging to the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series. It is introduced in the movie Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone. Unlike the other angels in the Rebuild of Evangelion, the second angel is named just like the Neon Genesis Evangelion counterpart.

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Lilith in Rebuild

Lilith appears again in Rebuild of Evangelion, although the time and circumstances of its appearance onscreen are vastly different from the TV series. Lilith is seen roughly three-fourths of the way through Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone. Instead of Kaji revealing Lilith to Misato, Misato herself shows Lilith to Shinji in order to explain the urgency of fighting the Sixth Angel, and correctly identifies Lilith as such. Dialogue between Gendo and Fuyutsuki reveals that a "contract" has been established between SEELE and Lilith that involves the destruction of all the Angels, for purposes involving the Human Instrumentality Project. When Kaworu is observing the Earth from the Moon, a being similar to the original Lilith is laying in a square hole in front of him, which is later revealed to be Mark.06 under construction in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.

Lilith is seen during the abortive Third Impact at the end of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, with what appears to be a faint glow and small white sparks floating off its body. Keel Lorenz, in an earlier conversation with Gendo, speaks about "resurrecting" Lilith. It is possible that Lilith was in some way affected by the events surrounding Unit-01 at the end of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, though to what extent is at present unknown.

In Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo Lilith's body is now much gigantic in size, and is in the midst of a pit filled with giant skulls, decomposing and in crawling position. It is pierced by two Spear of Longinus and beheaded (its head being replaced by Evangelion Mark.06). Its head, for its part, was in the former NERV Command Center, where it transformed into ​​the face of Rei Ayanami. When Shinji withdrew the two spears from Evangelion 13 to prevent the Fourth Impact, its whole body reverted to LCL, including the head present in the Command Center.

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In Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0, a flashback is shown during the conversation between Misato and Ritsuko, it shows the Evangelion Mark.06 holding Lilith's decapitated head and her body, delivered from the cross, still standing, and surrounded by gigantic skulls falling into the chamber where she was kept. Later during their fight in the Minus Space, Gendo shows to Shinji the Evangelion Imaginary which is perceived by Shinji as a black Lilith, its overall appearance being the same as it was in the first two films but colored black instead of white.

Spoilers end here.

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Lilith full body shot in Evangelion 1.0

Lilith appears to be a vaguely-formed roughly Evangelion-sized humanoid upper torso with blubbery white flesh, of non-distinct gender. Lilith has no legs or hips when it is seen in the year 2015, its torso terminating in masses with dozens of humanoid-sized pairs of legs growing out of them. Lilith is kept restrained in Terminal Dogma, crucified onto a giant red cross: large nails are driven through its palms into the cross from which it hangs, resembling the crucified Jesus. Lilith has five fingers on each hand (just like a human). Lilith remains totally immobile and nonreactive, simply hanging limp on the cross it's nailed to and unresponsive to events around it. Lilith's lower torso seemed to have the odd blobs with human-sized legs while impaled as rivaled to the blubber that grew into its torso after the Spear was removed and she could grow again.

Lilith's design in Rebuild had undergone an overhaul as well. No longer does Lilith have its trademark seven-eyed mask, but instead has an ossified mask or face-plate similar to the face Fourth Angel grows after the N2 mine attack, with two eyeholes and a small beak protruding out of the lower end of the mask.

The Spear of Longinus is already impaled through its chest and the large bolts driven through its palms and into the cross remain. However, Lilith's chest bears a large scar across it, one that resembles the scar seen on Misato's chest in the TV series in both location and appearance. In addition, a series of small cross-shaped objects are driven into its chest. Lilith's cluster of legs now twitch and sway, and it continues to trickle LCL into the lake below.

Trivia

  • The redesign of Lilith was made by artist okama.
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