I think another quote from the original series that may not actually be in context but seems to strike out to me is when kaworu tells shinji that "death may be the only absolute freedom there ever was." This kind of dialogue and endless introspective plot devices seem to me to point to the above mentioned donnie darko like tangent universe theory. I think the rebuild films are another universe seperate from eoe and the original series but also a direct consequence of the choice shinji made to stop the instrumentality project.
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