Beings created by Adam from the white moon during the second impact. It is said that if they ever have contact with Adam or Lilith it will cause the Third Impact.
The Angels are the primary antagonists of Neon Genesis Evangelion. They often take the form of giant monsters. They are spawned from the being known as Adam, who is believed to have come from the "White Moon" in Antarctica. The exact nature of the Angel's is very mysterious, although many theories are stated in the various versions of the Evangelion story, and one of the Evangelion video games attempts to give them a more specific origin. Through shocking truth it is revealed that Angels share a genetic resemblence to human being a 88.9% resemblence. This is due to the fact that Angels and humans are in fact descended from the same genetic code. The reason behind their difference in appearence and power is due to the fact that while humans ate from the tree of knowledge Angels ate from the tree of life granting them immortality, while granting us the knowledge to build technological advances. As such Angels that apear arent simply looking to reunite with Adam but they are also looking to become dominant organism of this planet. One cannot live so long as the other survires in reference to that Angels and humans cannot coexist on the same planet