Back in Terminal Dogma, Gendo attempts to merge with Rei to begin Third Impact. However, Rei takes over the process and reunites with Lilith, the crucified Second Angel. The two form a luminescent, rapidly-growing being with Lilith's skin and Rei's body. The MP Evas crucify Unit-01 and begin the ritual to initiate Third Impact, and Shinji is sent insane by the grotesque transformations the MP Evas undertake. The gigantic Lilith/Rei rises out of the Geofront and confronts Shinji, transforming into the forms of Kaworu and Rei.
After several scenes of contemplation, including a surreal and violent confrontation with Asuka, Shinji decides he is alone and unwanted and everyone in the world should die. In response, Lilith/Rei creates a planet-wide anti-AT-Field which negates the AT-Fields of humanity and causes their bodies to dissolve into LCL, the blood of Lilith and the primordial soup from which life on Earth originates. The souls of humanity are absorbed into the Egg of Lilith, a giant dark sphere cradled by Lilith/Rei, as she grows to an enormous size.
As the souls form a single, complemented existence, Lilith/Rei once again gives control of the process to Shinji. His emotional sufferings and loneliness prompt him to accept this new form, thinking that there could never be happiness in the real world. After a series of introspections and monologues, Shinji realizes that it is necessary to live with others and that to live life is to experience joy as well as pain. The Third Impact is rejected and Lilith/Rei decays and dies, releasing its anti-AT Field and allowing separate beings to potentially come back into existence. Asuka and Shinji are rematerialized from the sea of LCL together on a beach, with a view of the severed head of Lilith/Rei and the apocalyptic landscape.
released 17 September 2013
RECORDED IN THE CRYSTAL FAUNA
MIXED BY SPRINGS ETERNAL x FANTASY CAMP x SHMX
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