Gendo Ikari summons his son, Shinji, to pilot Evangelion Unit-01 against an attacking angel, but the overwhelmed boy struggles to accept the assignment.
Shinji begins an awkward relationship with Misato Katsuragi.
Shinji's status as an Eva pilot changes his standing among his classmates and puts him at odds with Toji; Shinji is called back into action when another angel arrives.
Pushed to the edge, Shinji escapes from NERV and encounters Kensuke; Misato gives Shinji an offer.
Rei Ayanami, the pilot for Unit 00, makes a recovery, but has an icy reaction to newcomer Shinji.
NERV tries to repel the fifth angel, Ramiel, as Misato and others prepare a special rifle to dispatch the creature.
Misato and Ritsuko travel to see the activation of a pilot-free robot.
The group meets a brash new pilot who fights an aquatic beast in the Pacific Ocean.
Squabbling Asuka and Shinji try to improve their coordination to battle the seventh angel.
Asuka must dive into a volcano to retrieve the dormant embryo of an angel.
When the power goes out in Tokyo-3, the three pilots must find their way back to headquarters.
Misato is promoted to major; the 10th angel is detected above the Earth's atmosphere.
Ritsuko races to stop an angel from taking over the three MAGI supercomputers and destroying NERV.
NERV experiments go horribly wrong, leading to surprising revelations about the units.
Kaji is revealed as a spy for the Japanese government; Shinji and his father share a moment at his mother's grave; Asuka goes dating.
All three Evangelions deploy against an unusual angel that exists outside of normal reality.
Misato is interrogated about the latest encounter with the angels.
A new Evangelion goes berserk and becomes the 13th angel.
Recent events lead a shaken Shinji to quit NERV and vow never to pilot an Eva again.
Following the last angel attack, the Evas go offline, with Shinji trapped inside Unit 01.
Cmdr. Ikari and the U.N. committee are at odds over NERV's decision to use the more dangerous Unit 01 as a weapon.
A string of setbacks causes Asuka to slip into depression.
Misato mourns Kaji and Asuka becomes more withdrawn; the shape-changing angel Armisael attacks.
The team is suspicious about a new pilot with an unknown past.
Shinji struggles with his decision to kill Kaworu and ponders why he pilots the Eva.
A tormented Shinji feels unwanted and insignificant unless he serves as an Eva pilot.