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From: 	Patrick Yip
Sent: 	Thursday, January 08, 1998 9:35 AM
To: 	evangelion@evangelion.ml.org
Subject: 	[EVA] RCB Translation (PART THREE) (Glossary I)


     
     
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     Secondly, the FAQ of "What is RCB?"
     
     THE RED CROSS BOOK (aka RCB) -- the final(?) canon of Evangelion 
     translated by Patrick Yip (Patrick.Yip@ing-barings.com) 1997/10/19
     
     The Red Cross Book (referred to as RCB onwards) is the pamphlet sold 
     in the cinema to those who came to see the movie "the End of 
     Evangelion". It cost 800 yen. The book is A-4 in size and landscape in 
     orientation. The cover is pitch black with a red Georgian cross 
     superimposed on it, hence the name "Red Cross Book" On the cross, the 
     words "THE END OF EVANGELION" was printed, in thin, match-like manner. 
     What makes this book particularly special and meaningful to all EVA 
     fans is that, for the first time, we hear the voice from Gainax about 
     why and how the movies were made. We also know a great deal about the 
     answers to some of the most discussed after mysteries in the anime. 
     The "commentary" "glossary" and "production notes" are three parts 
     that are most informative. I shall strive to translate these three 
     sections so that all the EVA fans could know the latest update of the 
     "official" answers to the EVA mysteries (real-life or anime :-)
     
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     In the Glossary of the RCB, the words beginning with English alphabet 
     come first, followed by words beginning with Japanese characters, which 
     are arranged in the conventional order (a,i,u,e,o,ka,ki,ku...and so on)
     
     GLOSSARY PART I
     ===============
     
     [A-801]
     
     This is the order sent out by the government of Japan at Neo-Tokyo-2 in 
     "Air", ep.25. The order means the "abolishment of the special legal 
     protection towards the intelligence organsization NERV, and the transfer 
     of its command to the government of Japan". Since "A-17" was issued when 
     the 8th Angel was captured, there has been other "A-" orders. They were 
     all emergency action orders related to NERV.
     
     [A.T. Field]
     
     Abbreviation of "ABSOLUTE TERROR FIELD". A physical barrier of absolute 
     field put out by the Angels and EVA's. It boasts enormous defensive 
     power, and it is able to greatly reduce the power of all attacking 
     weapons. The ability of EVA to neutralize the A.T.Field of the Angels is 
     one major reason why EVA was considered as the only weapon against the 
     Angels. However, the same A.T.Field does not exist only in the Angels or 
     EVA's. Human also possesses this field. With this A.T.Field, human is 
     able to keep seperate from each other, and to stay in seperate physical 
     forms. Nagisa Kaworu explained A.T.Field as "a barrier of heart that 
     everybody has".
     
     [BC Weapon] (B C HEIKI)
     
     Biological and Chemical Weapon, meaning weapons like poison gas or 
     bacteria. "B" and "C" are the first alphabet of "Biological" and 
     "Chemical" respectively. In ep.25 "Air", Aoba Shigeru feared that the 
     Strategic Self Defense Force might deploy the BC Weapon.
     
     [L.C.L]
     
     The liquid that fills the cockpit of the Entry Plug. It is sticky and 
     has the smell like blood. It was discovered that when its molecular 
     arrangement is changed by electricity charge, the liquid can perform 
     several functions including the mental link between EVA and her pilot, 
     supplying oxygen and providing both physical and mental protection
     to the pilot. The liquid that fills the lowest floor of the Terminal 
     Dogma where Lilith was located is also L.C.L. "L.C.L." is the 
     abbreviation of "Link Connected Liquid". There are many theories as 
     to what exactly L.C.L. is, but it seems that in fact it is what was 
     called "the soup of life". 
     
     [MAGI]
     
     A supercomputer whose foundation theory was completed by the late 
     Dr.Akagi Naoko and implemented by her daughter, Dr.Akagi Ritsuko. 
     It is said that MAGI is the brain of the secret agency NERV. It 
     devises, revises and solves many of its mysteries and plans. MAGI 
     is composed of three systems: MELCHIOR-1, BALTHASAR-2 and CASPER-3. 
     Final decision is made after the conference of these 3 computers.
     
     This computer is similar to human not just in the sense that 
     it re-creates on a computer the dilemmas usually held by human, it
     is also similar in the sense that it uses a personality-transplant-OS 
     which has the thought logic pattern of human transplanted to the 
     computer. The thought logic pattern transplated to MAGI is that of 
     Dr.Akagi Naoko. MELCHIOR-1, BALTHASAR-2 and CASPER-3 has the 
     transplanted thought pattern of Naoko as a scientist, a mother and 
     a woman respectively. 
     
     By the way, the name of "MAGI" comes from the name for the three wise 
     men from the east who prophesized the birth of Jesus (PY's note: this 
     seems to be a bit misinforming?) in the New Testament of Bible. 
     MELCHIOR, BALTHASAR and CASPER are their respective names. 
     
     At the beginning of movie ep.25 "Air", started from MAGI #2 at 
     Matsushiro, the five builds of MAGI from Germany, USA and China etc. 
     tried to hack into the original MAGI sitting in the NERV HQ.
     
     [N^2 Weapon]
     
     A weapon that possesses enormous destructive power and is owned by 
     the UN army and the Strategic Self Defence Force. There are many 
     variations of this weapon: N^2 mines, N^2 deep water charge, N^2 
     air charge, N^2 bombs etc. At ep.25, when Aoba Shigeru mentioned 
     his fear that BC Weapon might be deployed, Hyouga Makoto replied 
     that N^2 Weapon is equally dangerous.
     
     [S^2 Engine] (S^2 KIKAN)
     
     A power generation system based on the supersolenoid theory 
     advocated by Dr.Katsuragi (PY: Misato's father). When EVA is loaded 
     with this engine, its active time could be extended to infinity. 
     All Angels possess this S^2 Engine, and EVA-01 got it when it 
     devoured the 14th Angel. Moreover, all EVA's from EVA-05 onwards 
     also possess this engine and thus do not need Umbilical Cable 
     any more.
     
     [Aoba Shigeru]
     
     An operator of the Central Military Operaton Room in NERV HQ. His 
     rank is lieutenant. His responsibilities include communication, and 
     data analysis. His hobby is guitar. Birthday is May 5. Bloodtype A
     
     [Akagi Ritsuko]
     
     A scientist belonging to the first section of the Techology Bureau of 
     the Technology Development Department in NERV HQ. She is responsible 
     for the E Project and is the daughter of Dr.Akagi Naoko, who built 
     the basic system of MAGI. Usually in white coat, she consumes lots of 
     coffee and tobacco when she works. She is also a friend of Katsuragi 
     Misato since college years. Although like her mother she engaged in 
     adultery with Ikari Gendou, she rebelled against him at the final 
     stage of the Complementation Plan. As an act of taking revenge on 
     him, she destroyed all the copies of Ayanami Rei. As a result, she 
     was placed under solitary confinement within NERV HQ. However, since 
     she is needed for the self defence of MAGI, she is released. Birthday 
     is November 21. Bloodtype B. Age 30.
     
     [The Red Earth Purification Ceremony] (AkiChi no MISOGI)
     
     A word spoken by the members of Seele in ep.26, when Geo-Front 
     reverted itself back into the "Black Moon" i.e. the Egg of Lilith. 
     "Misogi" originally means a religious ceremony in which body is 
     cleansed through bath in water. As an extension it means any method 
     used to purify or sanctify a certain object. While there is a theory 
     that the etymology of ADAM, the ancestor of all human, is red or 
     earth, its link with the "Red Earth" is unclear.
     
     [Adam]
     
     The first Angel. The giant of light spotted in Antartica. The rumour 
     that Adam was confined deep underground below NERV HQ turned out to 
     be false information. The giant underground is in fact Lilith. The 
     real Adam is the embryo-looking object brought by Kaji from Germany. 
     This object was created by human when they restored Adam back to the 
     embryonic state after they woke it up with S^2 Theory. This process 
     seemed to be what had caused the Second Impact.
     
     Moreover, it was stated in Genesis of the Old Testament in Bible that 
     Adam was the first human created by God based on His image. There are 
     many theories as to what the word "Adam" means. "Earth", "Red" and 
     "Create" have been put forward as possible theories.
     
     [Ayanami Rei]
     
     First Children. The dedicated pilot of EVA-00. A young girl who 
     apparently lacks emotions. Her body was actually salvaged from what 
     was left behind of Yui's body inside EVA, and a lot of body copies 
     were later prepared in the Terminal Dogma so that when one Rei dies 
     she could be replaced by another. The present Rei is the third one. 
     The first was killed by Dr.Akagi Naoko; the second was killed in her 
     battle against the 16th Angel. Although the personalities of these
     3 Rei are different from each other, this is due to the environment. 
     Their soul is one and the same. Also, it seems that this soul was 
     somehow derived from Lilith. 
     
     At the final stage of the Complementation Program, she betrayed 
     Gendou, returned to Lilith out of her own judgement and handed the 
     future to Gendou's son -- Ikari Shinji. Birth date unknown.
     
     [Umbilical Cable]  (Anbirikaru Keeburu or Dengen Keeburu/Power Cable)
     
     The cable that is used to supply electric power to EVA from an outside 
     source because as a weapon EVA has a very short active time-limit. It 
     can be said as the weak point of EVA. This is noticed by the Strategic 
     Self-Defence Force, when during their attack on NERV they sent out 
     instructions concentrating the attack on the Umbilical Cable (which 
     they call Power Cable). 
     
     Moreover, Umbillical Cable [sic] means the blood vessels which 
     extended from baby's navel to the placenta of its mother's womb.
     This is taken to mean that like babies who get their nutrients through 
     these blood vessels, EVA's get the electric power through the 
     Umbilical Cable.
     
     [Ikari Shinji]
     
     Third Children. The dedicated pilot of EVA-01. Lost his mother when he 
     was still young, he spent his life until 14 living under an 
     acquaintance of his father. He was summoned by his father Ikari 
     Gendou, the chief commander of secret agency NERV, just when the 3rd 
     Angel came to attack, and thus became a EVA pilot. Although afterwards 
     he stayed in Neo-Tokyo-3, he lives in the apartment of his superior 
     Katsuragi Misato because there is a deep communcation gap between him 
     and his father, who had been seperated from him for a long time. 
     
     Having an introvert character, he often minds how he is looked at by 
     others. And since he is weak at self-expression and communication with 
     others, he frequently engages in repetition of avoiding problems and 
     disobeying orders. When NERV was attacked by the Strategic 
     Self-Defence Force, he was trapped in a state of lost self. This is 
     why his counter-attack was procrastinated. 
     
     Birthday June 6. Bloodtype A. Age 14
     
     [Ikari Gendou]
     
     The commander of the secret agency NERV. His old surname was 
     Rokubungi (PY: it means sextant). He changed his name after he married 
     Ikari Yui, whom he knew since student years. He became the president 
     of the Research Institue for Artificial Evolution, which was actually 
     a front cover for the works of "E Project". After Yui died, he busied 
     himself with "Adam Project" and "Human Complementation Project". He 
     got the support from SEELE, and managed to realise things like the 
     construction of EVA. However, his "honeymoon" with SEELE lasted only 
     until the elimination of the last Angel. Afterwards, their differences 
     in objectives became apparent and it developed into violent military 
     clashes. 
     
     Birthday April 29. Bloodtype A.
     
     [Ikari Yui]
     
     Wife of Ikari Gendou. It seems that at the very beginning she belonged 
     to SEELE. She was married to Gendou (originally Rokubungi Gendou), whom 
     she knew since the Kyoto University years, and gave birth to Shinji. 
     After marriage, she worked with Gendou in GEBIRTH and spent a lot of 
     effort towards the success of "E Project". Died in an accident during 
     an experiment in 2004. Nevertheless, her soul stayed on within EVA-01. 
     It seems that this accident was actually intended by her will. Age when 
     she died: 27.
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