emo samurai wrote:Also, I think she's still a good Asuka expy, while her skills are definitely superior, her setup, that of a teenage girl exploited for the gain of a global conspiracy, certainly is similar. And while Babs certainly has a good boyfriend, she's still shown to be lonely/ashamed, much like Misato herself. Also, they're both extremely brave while in the line of work and at the same time often self-deprecating, a somewhat odd combination.
The setup is similar to some part (though it would seem that Asuka took part in the whole thing out of her own free will, if we leave Gendous private agenda out of it of course). But there's also vast differences in the kind of conspiracy, the goals, the players. That with the aforementioned differences still makes it a misfit imho. Not a complete misfit but still.
Same goes for Babylon/Misato. There are some similarities, certainly that they're both action girls of the truest sort. But still too many differences, not only in their typical modus operandi. Though it admittedly is a bit difficult to judge Babylon, since we haven't seen that
much of her, all in all.
Oh, good vs. bad nerdy: Nerd in a bad kind of way would be along the lines of shut-in, antisocial, believing he can grasp the world through what he sees on his screen alone, arrogant for his great skills, paying not enough attention to selfs appearance and/or physical state... Generally a conglomerate of the bad sides of both the cliché image of and actual RL nerds. Shawn of course doesn't fulfill all of these, but a surprisingly good part of them.
I'm with SD. We're putting the anal into analysis.