AMBIVALENCE occurs on this day.
With the reluctant Fourth Child aboard, Unit-03 goes berserk during its maiden test, causing a giant explosion that envelops the test site. Quickly reclassified as the thirteenth angel, Bardiel, the remaining three Eva units are set against him.
But the first two are taken by surprise, and are quickly dispatched by the possessed unit, leaving only one young boy and his Eva between humanity and its assured destruction. The Third Child and Unit-01.
He however refuses to fight, even after he himself is attacked; protesting that he knows someone is inside the Angel he faces.
Left with no other recourse, his unit is forced to fight by means of an artificial intelligence, and the boy watches as he crushes Bardiel, helpless to stop it.
Later, after the carnage is done, his despair grows when he finds out the pilot is someone he knew; a friend. No one had told him the identity of the pilot, until he saw for himself their bloody, dismembered body. With thoughts filled with grief & anger, he then turns his frustrations on the people who had forced him to fight…