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Character Profile: Gendo Rokubungi

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Name
Gendo Rokubungi Gendo Rokubungi Gendo Rokubungi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Alias
Gendo Ikari Gendo Ikari
Race
Human Human
Gender
Male Male
Age
48 years 48 years
Hair
Brown Brown
Eyes
Blue Blue
Height
   
Weight
   
Status
Commander of NERV Commander of NERV
Quote
"Mankind has no time left."  
Voice
Tristan MacAvery, John Swasey(Director's Cut, Rebuild of Evangelion) Tatsuki Fumihiko
Debut
Episode 1: "Angel Attack" Episode 1: "Angel Attack"
Anime
Neon Genesis Evangelion Shin Seiki Evangelion
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijou-ban: Shito Shinsei
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion Shin Seiki Evangelion, Gekijou-ban: Air/ Magokoro Wo, Kimi Ni

Character Description: Gendo Rokubungi

Cold and unyielding, Shinji's father created NERV 9 years ago. He is responsible for leading 14-year-old children into battle to save humanity. He tends to think of the Eva pilots (even his own son, Shinji) as weapons, even though he shows feelings towards Rei Ayanami like he would show to a daughter (strange that he doesn't show similar fatherly feelings to Shinji). His first priority, it appears, is to stop the Angels.

Why? There's something about Gendo's attitude that indicates that his goals may not be entirely humanitarian. It becomes clear that he actually has his own agenda, one that few if any in NERV are even aware of. Ultimately, Gendo reveals that he is going against the wishes of NERV's parent organization: SEELE.

As for his attitude, it is one that has taken many turns, one of the most profound occurring upon the tragic death of his wife, Yui, during an Evangelion experiment in 2004. Instead of showing considerable grief, after a week, he began to press on more diligently than ever, ultimately clearing the way for the Human Instrumentality Project.

Incidentally, what IS the Human Instrumentality Project? The Human Instrumentality Project, also know as The Human Enhancement Project or even The Human Complementation Project, is the work of SEELE. They plan to cause a artificial Third Impact so that all life on earth would cease to exist. Only the human physical life would come to a end, but those human minds would be combined into a single soul. This is why in the movie The End of Evangelion SEELE sends the Evangelion Units 05-13.

Eva Units 05-13 are Mass Production Models and are controlled by Kaworu's (the 17th Angel or the Angel of Free Will) Dummy Plug system. The Units are white with a narrower chest and shoulders the hips are wider. Their heads are more streamlined and their teeth are not bolted down like past Eva's. Units 05, Unit 06, and Unit 07 were built in Germany, Unit 08 in China, and the others were in the United States, Japan, France, and Russia.

Anyway, back to it, this is where Lilith comes in. Lilith is located in Terminal dogma of NERV (the deepest chamber of NERV), and also where the Lance Of Longinus is located (holding Lilith to the large cross along with some nails in his hands). Because of this, Lilith has LCL pouring from the wounds. The LCL has filled Terminal dogma with which the Human Instrumentality Project starts. The pool of LCL holds the human souls in it. What comes out of the pool of LCL is the 18th Angel or Lilim. That is also why Lilith is called The Mother of Mankind. So in my opinion The Human Instrumentality Project and 3rd Impact is just the destruction of humanity and then the rebirth of it.

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