Asuka Soryu is a female pilot who transferred over from an allied country's airforce. She is a highly skilled pilot, and driven to the success. Her aircraft is cutting edge, and she is defiantly proud of it, and is more than willing to show everyone just how inferior their aircraft air, and how second line their skills are. As a narcissist, her self value is based almost entirely around her aircraft and her skill, so the loss of her jet, or failure in combat is catastrophic to her. Given her dedication to being number 1, this rarely happens.
Asuka is never off duty, her personal interests revolve around training and being the best. Most people find her abrasive and overbearing.
32 - The Rei Ayanami
Rei Ayanami is a female pilot who is very quiet and withdrawn. She doesn't associate with any of the other pilots in her squadron, and no one is really sure quite why she is in the air force. She is a top notch pilot, and is clinical and precise in her actions, but she rarely moves outside the proverbial box. This has lead to her being a prime choice for being a test pilot, and flying some aircraft that would boggle the mind. She is actually in the air force because her father is top brass and pushed her into the service. He is involved in developing experimental aircraft and is very pleased that his daughter is one of his prime test pilots.
Off duty, the Rei has strongly introverted interests, typically art, or literature. She doesn't drink, party, fraternize, or otherwise engage with other people. She is not very happy about being in the air force, and is only doing it for her father's approval.
33 - The Misato Katsuragi
The Misato Katsuragi is a female pilot, with years of experience in the cockpit. She is a competent pilot, but what sets her apart are her nerves of absolute steel, and her ability to improvise on a mission. Most of the time, she stays on the ground and coordinates operations and works with the younger pilots. When she does fly, it is to take on the dangerous missions, like drawing out enemy AA fire (Iron hand and Wild weasel) or to do exceptionally ballsy work like flying oversized aircraft very close to the ground, or other things that make the less experienced pilots hesitant. Few pilots have crashed and walked away from it as the Katsuragi.
Off duty, the Katsuragi is a mess. She is a slob, drinks to excess, and has what is more than the socially acceptable number of sexual partners. This is a striking contrast to her buttoned up, clean and square, image she presents when working. She is unapologetic, but few people have been through as much as she has, or walked away from as much as she has.
34 - The Mari Illustrious
The Mari Illustrious is a loon of a female pilot. She has pink decoration on her flight suit and inside her jet. She is a competent pilot, but is somewhere between a loose cannon and a loose screw. Prone to musical self expression, she works best as a wingman to a strong pilot, and works exceptionally with the Asuka. She is a versatile pilot, and there are very few things in the arsenal she cannot fly.
Off duty, the Mari Illustrious is a stereotypical air force brat and basic white girl. She fancies herself a potential singer, and is well versed in the singing talent shows.
35 - The Ritsuko Akagi
The Ritsuko Akagi is a female pilot and computer warfare officer. She is older, like the Katsuragi, and more accustomed to sitting in the electronics warfare position than actually taking the stick herself. As a pilot, her skill is average, but when working with electronics and communications, she is a sorceress.
Off duty, the Ritsuko Akagi is a chain smoking, shit talking, pessimist who probably needs to go to a therapist with her personal issues with her mother, and not having children of her own. Go to Comment
I wouldn't want to mess with one. A common observation about chickens is 'who decided someone who was a coward was a chicken? Have you ever met a chicken? They will mess you up'. This applies to your run of the mill evolved from therapod poultry.
A bird with antlers. I want an omelet, this might cost me an eye... Go to Comment
I have two thoughts for that, one is that the Transformers counted time in cycles and megacycles, but I am not sure if they ever explained just long 4 megacycles was, and if that was actually a long time for the transformers. The other thought is that the modern nomenclature for computers and computer technology are going to be so obsolete it is going to be comparing tying knots and fixing sails, and then using the terminology and trying to launch a space shuttle with it. Go to Comment
The beefcake and cheesecake are somewhat meta but in no relation to any specific system, but rather traditional fantasy art, ala cheesecake fantasy like Red Sonja, and Boris Vallejo, and Frazetta. This could also very easily apply to 99% of comic book artists. Go to Comment