NGE Rebuild Predictions

a comprehensive taxonomy of predictions on future Evangelion media
anime, NGE, predictions
2011-03-032013-02-05 in progress certainty: log importance: 1


back­ground on dif­fi­cult pre­dic­tions: orig­i­nal

argu­ment for util­ity (see also ): orig­i­nal


Eva 01

Eva 02

Eva 05

Eva 05 was Tun­niel 45%

Eva 06

Eva 06 is Adam orig­i­nal orig­i­nal orig­i­nal 35%

Eva 07

Eva 08

MP Evas

The MP Evas will appear in 3.0 or 4.0 70%



Lorenz Keel is the Pope orig­i­nal 1%






Mari is the daugh­ter of Asuka & Shinji from an ‘orig­i­nal’ EoE-­verse orig­i­nal 3%

Mar­i’s goals and align­ment are murky (per­haps because even Khara has no idea what she’s sup­posed to do, per the CRC):

Ontological status

There cer­tainly has been a lot of spec­u­la­tion on what Mari is:


In 3.0, Mari will attend school as a reg­u­lar stu­dent orig­i­nal 35%

At some point in the last 2 movies Mari will say ‘anta baka?’ 45%

At some point in the last 2 movies Mari will appear in EoE-style eye/arm ban­dages 50%

Mari marked for death by SEELE at some point orig­i­nal 50%

Mari will not sur­vive past the 50 minute mark in 3.0 orig­i­nal 20%

a Mari x Shinji end­ing orig­i­nal 5%


Shinji is a full Angel a la Re-­Take (not a human-an­gel hybrid) orig­i­nal 15%

Shinji will kill Gendo orig­i­nal 20%

Shinji will die, per­ma­nent­ly, and not tran­scend or con­tinue to exist in some sense orig­i­nal 25%


Asuka will pilot an Eva against the MP Evas in 3.0 or 4.0, con­tin­gent on MP Evas appear­ing 75%

Ontological status

Cur­rent biol­o­gy:




Asuka will be employed by SEELE against NERV or Shinji 30%

Asuka vs. Shinji death-­fight orig­i­nal 25%

3.0 Asuka will pilot Eva unit-06; it will go to Ter­mi­nal Dogma and Asuka will beg Shinji to kill her orig­i­nal 15%

Asuka Shik­i­nami is a clone of another Asuka and Shik­i­nami is then dis­posed of orig­i­nal 20%

3.0 Asuka has no rec­ol­lec­tion of any­thing and will call her­self “Asuka Lan­g­ley Soryu” orig­i­nal 15%

Asuka will appear lit­tle after 2.0 and have an unim­por­tant off-screen death orig­i­nal 10%

Asuka will have more screen­time in 3.0 than in 2.0 (as mea­sured by length in sec­onds of scenes involv­ing her) 40%

Asuka’s sur­name’s change to Shik­i­nami will receive no in-u­ni­verse expla­na­tion 35% Asuka’s sur­name’s change to Shik­i­nami will receive an in-u­ni­verse expla­na­tion and will per­tain to Sec­ond Impact/the four FARs in Mis­ato’s 2.0 flash­back 50%

In 3.0, Asuka will have been pro­moted 50% In 3.0, Asuka will have been pro­moted to major orig­i­nal 40%

In 3.0, Asuka will not remem­ber the Mat­sushiro inci­dent of 2.0 orig­i­nal 30%

The Key of Neb­uchad­nez­zar will be implanted into Asuka 20% The Key of Neb­uchad­nez­zar will be implanted into Asuka, under her eye­-­patch orig­i­nal 18%

Any Instrumentality/Third Impact in 3.0 or 4.0 will focus on Asuka rather than Shinji (as mea­sured by sec­onds of screen­time) orig­i­nal 25%

Asuka & Shinji will kiss orig­i­nal 70% Asuka & Shinji will kiss and the kiss will be ini­ti­ated by Shinji (rather than Asuka as in NGE TV) orig­i­nal orig­i­nal 45%

Con­tin­gent upon there being a stran­gu­la­tion scene sim­i­lar to EoE, Asuka will stran­gle Shinji orig­i­nal 30%

Asuka x Shinji end­ing orig­i­nal 70%



‘Giant naked Rei’ will rise again from the LCL sea dur­ing Instrumentality/Third Impact 50%

Rei will destroy the other Rei clones orig­i­nal 25%

What will come of Rei, merged with Shinji at the end of 2.0?

A Rei x Shinji end­ing orig­i­nal 20%



Sadly for Kaji, the most inter­est­ing ques­tions are:

  1. When will he die?

  2. Who will kill or be killed?



The Key of Neb­uchad­nez­zar will be implanted into Gendo 60% The Key of Neb­uchad­nez­zar will be implanted into Gen­do, in his hand 55%

Gen­do’s trav­els (3.0 pre­view indi­cates they are abroad):

Gendo will, in per­son, phys­i­cally attack Shinji in 3.0 orig­i­nal 50%

Gen­do’s ulti­mate goal in 4.0 will not be to reunite with Yui, but to turn her into a god-­like entity orig­i­nal 4%

Yui will sep­a­rate from Eva-01 and be phys­i­cally human at some point orig­i­nal 15%

Gendo will die pro­tect­ing Shinji in some sense orig­i­nal 30%



Orig­in; Rei came from Yui & Lilith, yes, but Kaworu?


Kaworu will be renamed 35% Kaworu will be renamed to “Kaworu Nag­isanami” orig­i­nal 25%

Kaworu will again be faced with a choice between com­mit­ting sui­cide or killing human­ity orig­i­nal 70% Kaworu will again be faced with a choice between com­mit­ting sui­cide or killing human­ity and will not choose sui­cide orig­i­nal 30%

Kaworu will kill a kit­ten orig­i­nal 35%

Kaworu will kill an Angel orig­i­nal 60%


How will Rit­suko Akagi die?


Kozo Fuyut­suki dies (be­fore Third Impact/Instrumentality) orig­i­nal 30%


Medi­ums will include live-ac­tion like EoE:

A ver­sion of the song “Komm, süsser Tod” will be used in Rebuild:

The fourth wall will be bro­ken by:


How will 3.0 open?

There will be no Third Impact orig­i­nal orig­i­nal 40%

In 4.0, there will be an epi­logue set years later orig­i­nal 35%

“Arael attacks the sequestered NERV per­son­nel with a wide beam, pro­vid­ing for a mind­fuck­ery expo­si­tion scene fea­tur­ing the other adults final­ly.” orig­i­nal 5%

The entity in Ter­mi­nal Dogma is still Lilith (of NGE TV) in some sense orig­i­nal 95%

The 4 pilots (Sh­in­ji, Asuka, Mari, Rei) each have a piece of Adam’s soul in addi­tion to their own, with Kaworu hav­ing the main piece orig­i­nal 25%

The Key of Neb­uchad­nez­zar:

The coffins on the moon each con­tain or con­tained an Angel. 95%

The Final Angel is EoE-Shogoki (and not Kaworu) orig­i­nal 5%

The First Ances­tral Race will be men­tioned by name in Rebuild. 50%

The First Ances­tral Race will reveal them­selves and will come to Earth per­son­ally in 3.0 to pun­ish Rei-Shinji/Shogoki for tres­pass­ing into their domain of pow­er. orig­i­nal 10%

The four Chil­dren men­tioned in the 3.0 pre­view turn out to be: Shin­ji, Mari, Kaworu and Asuka orig­i­nal 80%

3.0 & 4.0 will decon­struct Shin­ji’s hero­ism and reveal it to be a sham a la Nor­man Spin­rad’s The Iron Dream orig­i­nal 20%

By the end of 4.0, the Earth’s oceans will be blue (and full of life) and not red & life­less orig­i­nal orig­i­nal 35%

4.0 will end on or near a blue wave shot to par­al­lel the red wave shot that opened 1.0, and ended EoE orig­i­nal 15%

Shinji will mas­tur­bate to Asuka at some point dur­ing Rebuild 10%

What is Rebuild anyway?

Rebuild is a par­al­lel uni­verse:

Rebuild is a sequel:

  1. Rebuild is a sequel to a pre­vi­ous NGE work 2%
  2. Rebuild is a sequel to itself (time-loop) 10%

Rebuild is a dream:

  1. a dream in EoE

  2. a dream in NGE TV



Real world


Work details


3.0 will not be longer than 60 min­utes 15% 4.0 will not be longer than 60 min­utes 20% Nei­ther 3.0 nor 4.0 will be longer than 60 min­utes


Release dates

NGE TV will be released on Blu­ray:

EoE will be released on Blu­ray



Live action

Dramatis personae