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'''Beast Mode''' is a special built-in combat function that gives an Eva pilot access to more of an Eva's innate power, resembling a "controlled [[berserk]]".
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In ''Evangelion 2.0'', the mode is showcased when Mari pilots Eva-02 against the [[Zeruel|Tenth Angel]]. She says, "Reverse mode. Secret code: The Beast!" to initiate the process, which jettisons the shoulder pylons, painfully releases the Eva's [[Limiter|limiters]], and triggers a physical transformation wherein the Eva "loses its humanity". The reconfigured Eva is still controlled by the pilot and relies on internal battery power, but exhibits vastly heightened mobility and A.T. Field-breaching power.  
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'''Beast Mode''' (ビーストモード) is a special built-in combat function that gives an [[Evangelion|Eva]] pilot access to more of an Eva's innate power, resembling a "controlled [[berserk]]".  
  
Both the Eva and its pilot behave in a very animalistic manner. Activating Beast Mode seems to be very taxing on the pilot, and entails a negative [[plug depth]] that puts her at great risk.
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In ''[[Evangelion 2.0]]'', the mode is showcased when [[Mari Makinami Illustrious|Mari]] pilots [[Evangelion Unit-02|Eva-02]] against the [[Zeruel|Tenth Angel]]. After traditional combat methods prove ineffective, she initiates the process by saying, "Invert mode. Secret code: The Beast!"
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This jettisons the shoulder pylons, painfully releases the Eva's [[Limiter|limiters]], and triggers a physical transformation wherein the Eva "abandons its humanity". The Eva's body proportions are generally elongated, and the head becomes saurian in appearance, with a large maw and uniformly shaped teeth. Quadrupedal locomotion seems to be preferred. The reconfigured Eva is still controlled by the pilot and relies on internal battery power, but exhibits vastly heightened mobility and [[A.T. Field]]-breaching power.
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Both the Eva and its pilot behave in a very animalistic manner. Activating Beast Mode seems to be very taxing on the pilot, and entails a negative [[plug depth]] that puts her at great risk for losing human form herself. However, the only unambiguous physical change that Mari experiences as a result of Beast Mode itself are glowing green irises.  
  
 
It is unknown if any other Eva units possess the Beast Mode function.
 
It is unknown if any other Eva units possess the Beast Mode function.
  
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The term "Beast Mode" is not used within the film itself, but rapidly entered the fan parlance. (First appeared as a a fan coinage?) It appears on the packaging of a set of Eva figurines released by HDM Souzetsu<ref>Full Color Market. [http://item.rakuten.co.jp/auc-fullcolormarket/10002487/ HDM創絶エヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版2 sp入全9種フルコンプ]. Retrieved 2011-02-03.</ref>, and possibly other merchandise, which gives "Beast Mode" sufficient authenticity. 
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The "official" term for the mode, as used by Ritsuko in-film, is '''Beast Form 2nd Phase (Type 1)'''<ref>Translation from ''[[Evangelion 2.0 Complete Records Collection]]''.</ref> (獣化第2形態(第1種), ''Juuka Dai 2 Keitai (Dai 1 Shu)''). This raises the questions of what "1st Phase" would refer to, or what the other implied "types" are.
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Beast Mode (ビーストモード) is a special built-in combat function that gives an Eva pilot access to more of an Eva's innate power, resembling a "controlled berserk".

In Evangelion 2.0, the mode is showcased when Mari pilots Eva-02 against the Tenth Angel. After traditional combat methods prove ineffective, she initiates the process by saying, "Invert mode. Secret code: The Beast!"

This jettisons the shoulder pylons, painfully releases the Eva's limiters, and triggers a physical transformation wherein the Eva "abandons its humanity". The Eva's body proportions are generally elongated, and the head becomes saurian in appearance, with a large maw and uniformly shaped teeth. Quadrupedal locomotion seems to be preferred. The reconfigured Eva is still controlled by the pilot and relies on internal battery power, but exhibits vastly heightened mobility and A.T. Field-breaching power.

Both the Eva and its pilot behave in a very animalistic manner. Activating Beast Mode seems to be very taxing on the pilot, and entails a negative plug depth that puts her at great risk for losing human form herself. However, the only unambiguous physical change that Mari experiences as a result of Beast Mode itself are glowing green irises.

It is unknown if any other Eva units possess the Beast Mode function.

Name

The term "Beast Mode" is not used within the film itself, but rapidly entered the fan parlance. (First appeared as a a fan coinage?) It appears on the packaging of a set of Eva figurines released by HDM Souzetsu[1], and possibly other merchandise, which gives "Beast Mode" sufficient authenticity.

The "official" term for the mode, as used by Ritsuko in-film, is Beast Form 2nd Phase (Type 1)[2] (獣化第2形態(第1種), Juuka Dai 2 Keitai (Dai 1 Shu)). This raises the questions of what "1st Phase" would refer to, or what the other implied "types" are.

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