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The Salem Witches' Institute

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    The Worst Father of the Day

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    Kerry Malibey
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    The Worst Father of the Day

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:27 am

    Hey, Happy Father's Day, and going through the geek list of the morning I found the worst father of the day who is from, not surprisingly, anime!

    Warning: If you have any intention of watching this anime, you probably won't want to read any further. Got it? You've been warned!!!


    And the winner is:





    Gendo Ikari
    Neon Genesis Evangelion




    In Gendo Ikari we have an emotionally distant father who eventually realizes how much he has completely failed his son… but by the time he figures that out, it’s far, far too late: he’s sacrificed Shinji’s sanity in a failed attempt to become God and bring his wife back to life.

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is screwed up.

    It’s unclear at what point Gendo Ikari formed his plans to turn the ongoing apocalypse to his own ends, but when his wife died in the testing of an experimental mecha unit capable of defending Earth from the frequent attacks of Angels, he threw himself into it, sending his only son, Shinji, to live with a tutor. Shinji, already naturally shy, mildly suicidal , and with the self esteem of used, wet, paper towel, desperately wants his father to simply acknowledge his existence (sounds like a person we used to role play with!), but Gendo doesn’t call for him until he realizes that Shinji is the only person in the world who can pilot Eva Unit 01, the machine that killed his mother. This is because Shinji’s mother’s soul is imprisoned in the eternal torment of the mecha’s form. Previous attempts to make the Unit perform with other pilots had been disastrous, but Gendo is perfectly willing to throw his untrained child into the cockpit. He’s not willing to, you know, talk to the boy or anything, and even when they’re in the same city makes him live alone (he is taken in by one of Gendo’s coworkers). In fact, he seems to care much more about Rei, a teenage girl that Shinji has never met before, than he does about his son.

    This is because Rei is one of a large number of teenage clones of Yui Ikari, Shinji’s mother, that Gendo created. Shinji does feel strangely drawn to Rei… in a school boy crush sort of way that he is incapable of acting on because of how emotionally stunted he is. No, Gendo does not tell him that Rei is a clone of his mother. Yes, Gendo privately treats Rei as his wife and partner. The idea is that once the final event of the Apocalypse happens, Gendo will become God, rejoin his resurrected wife, and together they will make a better future for humanity. Needless to say, his plans don’t work out and he repents, just before death, but only to himself, that he left his son’s psyche a smoking ruin in order to do it.

    Evangelion is super screwed up.
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    Re: The Worst Father of the Day

    Post  Annie Krum on Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:11 am

    What a story. It's an interesting story line to examine and pick apart. I can see that main core recycled in lots of other stories and tweaked to fit the genre.

    No wonder you guys are all about this stuff. It's hardcore... :shock:
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    Re: The Worst Father of the Day

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:28 am

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is a pretty messed up story, and the ending was . . . confusing to say the least. Lets just say if you're looking for a light hearted story with all sorts of laughing and dancing--this ain't it.

    If you want something that's full of pretty, magical girls who laugh a lot and have fun and there isn't a lot of pain and death, try Sailor Moon . . . oh, wait . . ..
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    Re: The Worst Father of the Day

    Post  Annie Krum on Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:49 pm

    I've never watched Sailor Moon but I remember it when it went on the air. About the closest I ever got to this genre of writing is Aeon Flux when it came out on MTV. I was captivated and had to watch it whenever it came on.
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    Re: The Worst Father of the Day

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:31 pm

    Aeon Flux had an anime look, but real anime . . . it can be very light and comedic, and it can get totally dark.

    Unless it's Pokemon, and then it falls into a third category: crap.
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    Re: The Worst Father of the Day

    Post  Annie Krum on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:15 pm

    Well, I suppose Annie's going to have to learn all about it--otherwise anime meetings are going to be tough...

    :giggle:
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    Re: The Worst Father of the Day

    Post  Kerry Malibey on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:38 pm

    "Okay, Annie. This one--it starts off like a comedy, then turns dark, and everyone dies. And this one--it starts off like a comedy, then turns dark, and everyone almost dies. And this one--fuck it, it's dark and has tentacles."
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    Re: The Worst Father of the Day

    Post  Annie Krum on Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:03 pm

    HAHAHAHA!! That sounds fascinating. I have no idea why I didn't discover this world years ago...

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