December release: Multipurpose Humanoid Decisive Weapon, Artificial Human Evangelion Unit-03 ESV Shield Set (RG) (Plastic model)
by Studio G on Nov 05, 2021
Series: Real Grade (RG)
Original: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Release Date: Dec(Jun. 24, 2021 Pre-order start.)
List Price: 6,600yen about 57.93USD
Sales Price: 5,100yen about 44.76USD
・ Evangelion dedicated optical system protective cover x 1 set
・ Evangelion exclusive defense weapon ENCHANTED SHIELD OF VIRTUE × 1
・ Auxiliary pedestal for shield x 1
・ No. 0 hand parts for shield x 1 set
・ Progressive knife x 2 types (normal time / stored time)
・ Hand parts x 1 set
・ Palette rifle x 1
・ Umbilical cable x 1
・ Realistic decal x 1
Evangelion Unit-03 (エヴァンゲリオン 3号機[?], "Sangōki") is an Evangelion Unit that never sees action before being possessed by Bardiel in Episode 17 of Neon Genesis Evangelion. It was piloted by Tōji Suzuhara.
Built by NERV Second Branch in Massachusetts, USA, Evangelion Unit-03 is one of two Units built with the Second Production Model design. It is the brother Unit of Unit-04 (Unit-03 and Unit-04 were oddly the only Evangelions who were addressed as males during the series). The United States government insisted on having the rights to build Unit-03 and Unit-04.
A few minor changes were made between the first and second Production Models. Unit-03's color was unique, with much darker plates than any other Evangelion. The head was oddly shaped, too, with a rounded top and exaggerated chin. Unit-03 sports a predominately black color scheme with white and red highlights. It has grey eyes, as evidenced by freeze-frame play of its destruction. However, when it first activated, red veins could be seen in the eyes of the Evangelion, showing the infection of the angel.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
The pilot assigned to it was Tōji Suzuhara, but in transit to Japan, it was possessed by the thirteenth Angel, Bardiel, which appeared as a cloud. As Bardiel, it was savagely torn apart by Unit-01, after the control of Unit-01 was switched from Shinji to the Dummy Plug system, designed to simulate Rei Ayanami as the pilot. Toji, the pilot, is severely injured but ultimately survives.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (manga)
The events surrounding Unit-03 are nearly identical in the manga, however after the conclusion of the fight, rather then being severely injured Toji is killed.
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