"The Reipe. That's what we called it. The day that the universe Landsman built kicked down the door and yelled out a sing-song 'hey!'.
The day when a lot of folks would be traumatized and fearing Rei Ayanami for the rest of their lives.
The day when Stingray Industries Security Services had its own personal Mogadishu. The day we learned that no matter how many times we had faced off against NERV and won, the fact is that they still had some pretty nasty shit on their side which could fuck us over.
I had already learnt it, a long time ago... and like everybody else, I got complacent. We had the guns, we had the specialists... and we got a lot of casualties and shit happening.
Our current situation: our relationship with NERV is rather tenuous. We need to work on it hard. There isn't a lack of versions of NERV who are 'white hats', but the truth is that the versions that are run by bastards (or BASTARD) outnumber the ones that are run by good guys, so every connection counts.
Also, that 'verse has a version of SEELE being led by good guys. That increases their value, and increases the eggshells we need to avoid.
The obvious eggshells: Rei. Her 'sisters'. Her 'sister' Kei, that has SEELE-01 by the balls. The local Kaworu Nagisa, the above-mentioned SEELE-01. The local version of my mother-a manipulative bitch. The local version of my father-a magnificent bastard. The local version of myself-who is currently channeling Kamina. The local version of Asuka and her mother, both of them too damn smart and too damn unhinged. The local version of Asuka's father, who channels Johnny 'Nuke 'Em' Sheridan.
And there's this guy. Uriel Dohleb Sohryu. Adoptive brother for Asuka, designated pilot for Evangelion Unit-02. Angel of some tier that I just cannot recall right now (to be honest, the other times I fought that damn war, it was only the original 17...).
He and I.... do not get along. For one, he doesn't likes his native version, and by extension he doesn't likes me. The many times he tried to kill me for even looking at Asuka with lust just hasn't made me want to love him, either.
Also, there is the fact that he's overprotective of Asuka. Of ALL Asukas. Seriously, dunno what his assignment is on the Choir back home, but the bastard should get a job as their guardian angel over here-he does a better job at it, I think.
The problem for ME is that, well, I DO have an Asuka for a fiancee. And we do it a lot. So I am constantly pushing his Berserk Button.
Finally... he's an Evaverse Angel. One that is very human in the way he thinks, but still-he's a walking time bomb, a collection of circumstances away from pulling an Impact-Level Event. Which makes folks like Fury wanting to put him in lockup or have him shot. And THAT will SERIOUSLY piss off NERV, if it happens.
He and I have faced off before. Virtual simulations, live-fire exercises...
I will say this for him, after seeing him fight: he's a Sohryu, all right."
-The Journals of Corporal Shinji Ikari, Watcher-3, Stingray Industries Security Services.
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Art by Armando Chacon. Shinji Ikari created by GAINAX, Uriel Sohryu created by Gregg Landsman. Adapted by marcoasalazarm).