>>3296124>He doesn't visit her in the hospital because he had given up on human attachments after the end of ep. 23
Why during episode 23 Shinji does not visit Asuka?>replaced Gendo in her mind as her source of validation/purpose/affection.
That's not true Shinji is much more important than Gendo was once, the affection that Rei feels for Shinji (love) is incomparably Rei for Gendo (admiration)>I don't believe that anyone staring at a girl in a swimsuit is purely platonic. He was definitely concerned about her
It's true that Shinji not only saw Rei why he worry for her, he was watching her too much, but that behavior in Shinji does not repeat itself until the other scene you say, so I doubt he has feelings for Rei, Manga Shinji is diferent>The train scene in question definitely happened, it occurs earlier in ep. 22 than the mind rape scene and Asuka had no signs of psychosis before that
It is true that this scene happend before the fall of Asuka but this does not imply that she is not imagining that Shinji prefers Rei, as you say that scene represents the disgust that Asuka feels when she believes that Shinji will pay more attention to Rei than her, under my interpretation Asuka is afraid of Shinji's abandonment, that is why she imagined that situation>the soul is the manifestation of human AT fields. The core of Angels may be closer to human bodies then
Do you have any screenshots?, and why only the core and not the whole body of the angel?>I agree that Asuka is selfish and weak and petty, but that's because she's a child, just like Shinji. They're both motivated to act not by their own will, but out of a desire for praise, attention, a place to belong, etc.
I have nothing to add, see >>3296294