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Character Profile: Shinji Ikari

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Name
Shinji Ikari Shinji Ikari Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Alias
The Third Child The Third Child
Race
Human Human
Gender
Male Male
Age
14 years 14 years
Hair
Brown Brown
Eyes
Blue Blue
Height
   
Weight
   
Status
Pilot of Eva Unit 01 Pilot of Eva Unit 01
Quote
"I musn't run away..."  
Voice
Spike Spencer Megumi Ogata
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: Shinji Ikari

To this point, Shinji's life has been very strained. He lost his mother at a young age, and he hasn't seen his father in ten years. As a result, Shinji has become a loner. He is a relatively quiet, introverted, self-conscious boy who doesn't tend to converse much with others. Misato is trying very hard to remedy that.

He has difficulty understanding why he has to pilot Eva Unit 01, but when he sees the alternative (having a very injured Rei pilot it), he agrees to fight. Shinji's not really the fighting type, but there are things that can drive him to fight, such as his greatest fear (letting everyone down). Driven by this fear, his instincts can kick in, and he becomes like a berserker.

More than anything, Shinji seeks his father's approval, and this is his motivation to pilot the Eva. He bears an attraction towards Rei, though he doesn't fully understand why, and once Asuka arrives and moves in with him and Misato, a relationship forms between them as well.

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