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Seventh Angel (第7使徒, Dai nana no shito?) is the 7th Angel belonging to the Rebuild of Evangelion film series. It was introduced in the Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance film. It is gigantic bipedal being that resembles a stylized clock.

Profile[]

The Angel's tall body is comprised of many sharply four-pronged, geometrically similar pieces. The head, atop a long "neck", possesses two Sachiel-like faces placed back-to-back, one red and longer than the other, resembling hands of a clock moving in opposite directions (each is moving to its left). A mock core is housed directly below the head; destroying this also destroys the head and causes the Angel to briefly disaggregate. The true core is located within a large red, four-eyed "pendulum" at the end of the Angel's "tail", an appendage that swings to replace the head, followed by swift reassembly. Two halo-like rings are situated on the Angel's "hips".

The Angel's main weapons are cross-shaped explosions and dart-like projectiles that leave inky trails, both emitted from the head after it briefly morphs into a dark cross. The Angel also walks on water by using its A.T. Field to freeze the fluid underfoot.

History[]

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance[]

As it walks across the sea, the Angel comes under heavy but ineffective bombardment from at least ten frigates. Its two hands move around as the legs move, synching with each other. The noise of a clock ticking is also made. By spinning its two heads, it creates crosses that destroy the warships, shooting them into the sky and breaking them in half. Due to the Angel's massive scale, Unit-02 must be sortied with flight capabilities (via S-Type Equipment) in order to pose a threat. With the assistance of a Super-Electromagnetic Crossbow MM-144, pilot Asuka Shikinami Langley is able to quickly destroy the true core by forcibly putting a spike from the crossbow through all the A.T. Fields therefor penetrating and destroying said Angel.

Development[]

In the TV episode where Asuka was introduced the Angel that appeared was in the shape of some type of fish, but due to the requirements of the production, a whole new design was introduced for this sequence and the entire engagement was redone. Daizen Komatsuda, a director assisting the production, came up with the concept of a "drinking bird" (a toy that swings its head back and forth autonomously thanks to the evaporative properties of certain liquids, such as ether [or more recently methylene chloride)), and Shigeto Koyama helped out in refining its shape and the design of its head. The mysterious element in how the Angel's footsteps creates ruptures in space, and thereby results in the freezing of the water at in spots, was Koyama's concepts. Hideaki Anno was inspired by the Toshiba IHI Pavilion design featured at the 1970 Osaka World Expo to propose elements of the angle comprised of truss like structures and the idea of how the head spins around like a clock, and these were incorporated into the final design.[1]

Trivia[]

Toshiba-IHI Pavilion

Toshiba-IHI Pavilion

References[]

  1. Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance DVD Booklet by Madman Anime Australian release
  2. Evangelion 2.0 CRC p.144
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