The Angel, and the mountain with a giant pillar of fire rising from it.
BGM START: E-7 [MARKING TIME, WAITING FOR DEATH]
Trajan: And they throw in a pillar of fire reference. It's almost as if Shinji is like Moses, holding off the Egyptians (in this case Angels) in order to save his people. Of course the paradise NGE is moving towards can hardly be called that.
Kendrix: Ramiel stands (or floasts) completely unfazed. Note how far Shinji's beam was diverted, wheras Shinji himself still had to dodge Ramiel's beam.