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Character Profile: Misato Katsuragi

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Name
Misato Katsuragi Misato Katsuragi Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
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Race
Human Human
Gender
Female Female
Age
29 years old 29 years old
Hair
Purple Purple
Eyes
Brown Brown
Height
   
Weight
   
Status
NERV Operations Manager NERV Operations Manager
Quote
"Are you saying that I'm lazy?"  
Voice
Allison Keith Shipp Kotono Mitshuishi
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

Last I checked, this character's cosplay outfit was available at Milanoo.

Character Description: Misato Katsuragi

At fourteen years of age, Misato Katsuragi witnessed what could have been the end of the world. She, along with the rest of her family, were dragged to Antarctica along with a scientific team led by Dr. Katsuragi (Misato's father) to study the being that was later known as Adam, the 1st Angel. Misato's father was studying Adam's means of energy in what he called the Super Solenoid (or S-2) engine. His research had taken him away from his family for long periods of time, which had caused Misato's mother much grief. Misato had grown to hate her father, and was glad when her mother had finally decided to divorce him.

On September 12, 2000, Gendo had been recalled to Japan by Keel Lorenz, the leader of SEELE, who sponsored the expedition. The next day, Adam broke free and went berserk, melting the Antarctic ice cap and shifting the Earth's axis in the event which would be later known as the Second Impact. During the chaos, Misato's father, dying of his wounds, placed his injured daughter in an escape capsule and sealed it before he died. Misato later opened the capsule when it was floating in the sea, where she witnessed Adam causing havoc in what had once been a living continent. Misato was the only survivor.

Misato's Scar For two years afterward, Misato lived in silence in a mental hospital in Japan, the only visible scars of her experience on her torso. Eventually, she came out of her shell and attended college, where she was known to be a constant talker, except in matters pertaining to the Second Impact. It was at college that she met Ritsuko Akagi, and the two became good friends. It was also in college she met Ryoji Kaji, at one time spending a whole week having sex with him.

After graduation, Misato joined the Gehirn Project, which later became NERV. She and Kaji moved to Germany to work with the designated Second Child, Asuka Langley Sohryu. It was also there that she broke up with Kaji, mainly because she felt that he was too much like her father.

In 2015, Misato moved to NERV's main headquarters in Tokyo-3, two days after the First Child, Rei Ayanami, was injured in a Unit 00 activation test. The very next day Sachiel, the 3rd Angel, attacked Tokyo-3, and she volunteered to pick up Gendo's son Shinji, who was identified by the fictitious Marduk Report as the Third Child (in truth, all assignments were personally made by Gendo).

As NERV's Operations Manager, Captain (later Major) Katsuragi has a brilliant tactical mind, often coming up with life-saving strategies as soon as the information came in. One of her most spectacular examples was "Operation Yashima", which involved using an experimental positron rifle to destroy the 5th Angel (Ramiel), whose charged particle beam made hand-to-hand combat with the Evangelions impossible. Her main motivation for her duties was a quest against the Angels for revenge for the death of her father, which is unusual because she hated her father so much.

Misato's Mess However, Misato's home life seems to contradict her orderly work ethic. Her apartment (which she shares with Shinji and later Asuka) is usually littered with liquor bottles, empty beer cans, trash bags, empty beer cans, TV dinner trays, empty beer cans, food scraps (did I mention empty beer cans?). Her cooking is awful, which is unusual because all she has is frozen and instant foods. Her refrigerator (not the one where her pet penguin Pen Pen lives in) is usually filled with snack foods, bagged ice, and to quote Shinji, "fifty gallons of beer". Misato's idea of breakfast is a piece of toast and two beers. She often lounges about the apartment in almost next to nothing... much to Shinji's embarrassment. His friends, Toji Suzahara and Keisuke Aida, however, think that Shinji is very lucky to be have someone as beautiful as Misato as his guardian (this is part of the reason Shinji's so embarrassed).

Misato's driving is often the terror of the roads. She has wrecked many a sports car because of her carelessness (however, the car she wrecked when she picked up Shinji doesn't count, as the military used an N-2 mine to attempt to destroy Sachiel, and the car got caught in the shockwave). Her behavior is usually very immature, often throwing fits over the littlest of things. She also enjoys pushing Shinji's buttons, liking the way he gets angry. However, she also believes that by doing this, she is helping Shinji to express his feelings more.

During her stay at NERV's headquarters, Misato was reunited with Kaji. At first, the two were hostile with each other. But as time went on, they rekindled their love for each other... so much that Kaji felt like he could trust Misato with his secret work, which was trying to find out what NERV was really up to... and to find out the truth of the Human Instrumentality Project (Kaji was later killed by SEELE agents).

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