|“||Who is this guy? He looks like some kind of evil ambassador.||„|
While it started out as an offshoot of Tributes to Evangelion, this page is not concerned with whether or not these findings are related to Evangelion in any way. Although it includes all the poses mentioned in Tributes and considered to be genuine nods to Evangelion - these are usually from shows that also contain other, more obvious references - chances are most of the poses here are entirely unrelated to it. Gainax didn't invent the pose, and some of the shows here, such as Detonator Orgun, are indeed older than Evangelion. Folding one's hands in front of one's face as a sign of deep thoughts and/or cunning plans appears to be a rather common character design trope in anime. Gendo simply is the most profilic member of this vast family of posers, and this page exists simply for cheap laughs.
So, without further ado, enjoy the bestiary.
|The Gendo Pose|
|The Gendo Pose (cont'd.)|
Bizarro multipart entries etc. that require longer descriptions go here.
A Chinese animated show that rather blatantly rips off Macross and Gundam. It has a Gendo clone for a starship captain, fusing Gendo's looks with Lelouche's sweeping hand gestures. Although this guy might have made the classic Gendo pose at least once in the show, it's hard to even be sure given just how ridiculously choppy and cheap the animation is. It just goes to show how important the pose is to Gendo - the glasses, the face and the beard need the pose as part of a foursome.
Considering the nature of the series, it's not very surprising that Death Note features tons of characters doing the pose. The posers include:
- Light Yagami
- Soichiro Yagami
- Chief Kitamura
- Takeshi and Hatori, from the Yotsuba Group
- Roger Ruvie, the superindend at Wammy's House
Hellsing is a series full of crazy, scheming bastards, who all seem to love the pose. Glowing glasses and stylish gloves add to the fabulousness.
Nadia : The Secret of Blue Water
The villain Gargoyle from Nadia : The Secret of Blue Water (also directed by Hideaki Anno) does the Gendo pose. Also worthy of note is that he's voiced by Fuyutsuki's voice actor (Motomu Kiyokawa) and apparently shares Fuyutsuki's facial features under that mask (from the very brief glimpse we get). Bonus points for being polite, cultured and having a very distinctive style of his own while being a magnificent bastard par excellence.
Zipang, a WWII time travel anime made in 2004, features a truly mind-boggling variant of the pose, courtesy of captain Umezu.