After Adam was reduced to an embryonic state, the embryo was encased in bakelite in order to freeze it and make it easy and safe to transport.
- Bakelite is actually a real-life substance; however, real bakelite doesn't have the properties that "bakelite" does in the series. Bakelite is a brand-name material developed in 1909 by Dr. Leo Baekeland. Although seldom used in consumer products today due to its high cost and complexity of production, its non-conductive and heat-resistant properties (and durability), made it an ideal material for electric plugs, switches, and even kitchenware. Real bakelite is "cured" from its liquid precursor under heat and pressure, and in its pure form is very brittle. Bakelite in the series is poured and sets at room temperature and has a tensile strength great enough to hold an Evangelion in place when it has dried.