- it has been said by the writers since the interviews after 2.0 that in the next film the Rei who would be there would be the equivalent of the Rei III of the series (https://www.gwern.net/docs/eva/2010-
crc # part-7-1).
- it was said in 3.0 that Rei's soul is in the 01, and that ReiQ's soul is not in her body but "elsewhere", and anyone with at least three neurons can piece together the meaning of the two statements and understand that they are always talking about the same soul.
- in the last scene she appears in, Rei has as much long hair that shows that she is the one who spent 14 years in 01, as well as a doll in her arms that shows that she is the one who developed the desire maternity leave in the time spent in the village.
And the fucking dumbtards still can't grasp that she's still the same character