Ninth Angel

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The 9th Angel of Rebuild is designed based on Bardiel from the original series. It is a luminescent blue ooze that takes over Eva-03 during its activation test with Asuka Shikinami Langley. As link-up is initiated, the inside of the entry plug is converted into the Angel's core. Asuka develops "wings" that forcibly push her toward the Eva's core unit. The entry plug fills with feathery blue "spores" and childish giggling, and an unidentifiable childish face appears deep within the plug. The Angel begins to grow on Asuka's face.

Bardiel's blue ooze in Evangelion 2.0.


The Eva then activates and goes out of control, destroying the Matsushiro facility with a massive blue explosion and leaving behind a crater similar to the one at the South Pole. The JSSDF and Eva-01 are deployed to halt its approach to Nerv HQ, with Eva-00 kept at the base on standby. The former's tank battalions are completely ineffective, and Eva-03 initiates its attack on Eva-01. Shinji quickly notes the presence of the entry plug -- designated as the 9th Angel's core and the hostile target according to the on-board targeting computer -- and has misgivings about fighting back due to the implications for Asuka.

While Eva-01 is being throttled, Shinji manages to break the other Eva's choke hold, although Eva-03 simply responds by growing another pair of arms. These are flesh-colored with red upper arms, as though to signify that Asuka is participating on some level. Eva-03 then proceeds to restrain Eva-01 with one set of arms and throttle it with the other, and the 9th Angel begins to invade Eva-01's neck through Eva-03's new set of hands. Growths that resemble glowing blue gashes held together with staples appear along Eva-01's neck as the Angel continues its invasion.

Due to the danger to Eva-01 and its pilot, Gendo orders the use of the dummy system. Shinji is restrained within the entry plug as Eva-01 reactivates and quickly returns Eva-03's gesture, immediately overwhelming it and crushing its neck in short time. Eva-01 throws Eva-03 to the ground and, without regard for the fallen enemy's feeble struggling, gruesomely eviscerates and dismembers it.

Eva-01 finally retrieves the entry plug and crushes it with its mouth. A scream can be heard as red fluid spurts out of the plug. The 9th Angel's remains dribbles like blood from Eva-01's jaws as a rainbow arcs in the dusky sky.

Angels
Angels (general)
First and Second Angels (Seeds of Life): Adam | Lilith
Third to Seventeenth Angels (Adam's Children):
Sachiel | Shamshel | Ramiel | Gaghiel | Israfel | Sandalphon | Matarael | Sahaquiel
Ireul | Leliel | Bardiel | Zeruel | Arael | Armisael | Tabris
Eighteenth Angel: Lilin
Rebuild of Evangelion: ?Adams? | Lilith | 3rd Angel | 4th Angel | 5th Angel | 6th Angel | 7th Angel | 8th Angel | 9th Angel | 10th Angel | 11th Angel | 12th Angel | 1st/13th Angel
Other: Extracanonical Angels