So- what actually occurred? For the goal of this the one sources we’ll take into consideration canon are the 26 episodes of the distinctive anime and I’ll talk about in regards to the movie “End of Evangelion”.
There’s numerous mythos so proper right here is the background, in a nutshell. I’m going to be talking in large simplified strokes and easily know that there’s some debate over some specifics that I gained’t get into:
Souls and our our bodies are neutral from one another. A soul may make its private physique from a selected substance (take into account it identical to the primordial ooze) or can inhabit a vessel made for it.
Many tons of of years previously there’s an alien race was on the purpose of destruction. They detached their souls from their physique, saved them in these ships, and made some beings which will go to totally different planets and populate them with vessels that this alien race might very properly be reincarnated in. These beings are generally known as the “Seeds of Life”. (Nonetheless with me?)
Two of these ships land on primordial earth. The first Seed of Life, Adam, arrives. The second Seed of Life, Lilith, arrives shortly after. Each of these ships are accompanied by a self safety weapon. Throughout the sequence they’re generally known as the “Lance of Longinus” by folks (they seem like spears). Lilith’s is damaged or destroyed in her have an effect on with Earth.
There’s a rule of their programing that only one Seed of Life might be energetic on a given planet so the Lance of Longinus mechanically incapacitates Adam.
Lilith begins producing offspring and that’s principally all life on Earth.
Lastly Adam’s physique is present in Antarctica. They take away the spear and he (it?) begins to stand up.
Anyone tries to “be part of” with it. Whereas there’s some debate, this principally means shedding their bodily type and merging their soul with Adams. It doesn’t go so well- Adam begins to explode- they try to shove the spear once more in nonetheless it’s too late. Antarctica explodes- wiping out all life in an unlimited radius (proper all the way down to the microscopic diploma). That’s that “Second Impression” issue they’re talking about.
Because the outcomes of the explosion Adam’s physique and spirit had been separated. The physique is that gross fetus issue that Ryoji (the scruffy wanting spy man) sneaks out. It’s spirit goes proper right into a vessel (later we title him “Kaworu”) and SEELE controls every.
In simple time interval the angels, the kids of Adam, start being born and search to wipe out humanity and Lilith.