The Spear of Cassius

The Spear of Cassius is a weapon first seen in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, wielded by Evangelion Mark.06 to stop Third Impact.

Originally known only as a "spear" (槍, yari),[1] it possesses a double-helical shaft and a defined spearhead implanted with a green gem and it is first seen at the lunar Tabgha Base in a shroud. During Near Third Impact, it is used by Evangelion Mark.06 to terminate the event and Unit-01's evolution into an energy being.

The Spear is colored red in Evangelion 2.0/2.22 and promotional materials for the film; however, in a promotional illustration for Evangelion 3.0, along with an Mark.06 action figure, it is colored black or dark gray instead.[citation needed] The reason for this discrepancy is currently unknown.

In Evangelion: 3.0 Kaworu and Shinji head down into terminal dogma to retrieve the Spear of Cassius along with the Lance of Longinus from Lilith's corpse. Kaworu implied that the Lance and the Spear in concert could rebuild the world. However, what they found were two Lances of Longinus and no Spear of Cassius.

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  1. See both the 2.22 script and Evangelion 2.0 Complete Records Collection.
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