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Sahaquiel
サハクィエル
Sahaquiel
Name Meaning Ingenuity of God
Symbolism Angel of the Sky
Number 10th[NGE]
8th[RB]
First Appearance Episode 12[NGE]
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

Sahaquiel is the 10th Angel of the anime and manga, 8th in the Rebuild of Evangelion.

StoryEdit

Sahaquiel first appeared in low-earth orbit. The Angel's jamming ability prevented NERV HQ from contacting Commander Ikari or Sub-Commander Fuyutsuki in Antarctica. When NERV attempted to analyze the Angel, it crushed the scanning satellites with its AT field (although they were able to complete the scan). Attempts to destroy the Angel using N² bombs utterly failed. The Angel began dropping pieces of itself onto Earth. The first hit landed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (far from Tokyo-3) but with each successive hit the Angel's aim improved. For the final blow, the attack that would land on NERV proper, Sahaquiel intended to drop its entire body onto Tokyo-3. The resulting blast would have been so powerful that Tokyo-3 would have been transformed into an extension of the Pacific Ocean.

Sahaquiel was intercepted and killed through the combined efforts of all three Evas. Unit-01 first stopped the Angel's physical descent by "catching" it as it fell, then as all three Evas held it off the ground, Unit-00 canceled out its AT field, negating both of its main means of attack and then Unit-02 killed the Angel by stabbing its core with a Progressive Knife.

ProfileEdit

Sahaquieldesign

The Angel is a massive and bizarrely-shaped creature. It has an elongated body, with three eye-like markings (one in the center and one on either end of the body), and three stem-like growths projecting radially at both ends. Sahaquiel's A.T. Field is comparatively powerful, able to shield the Angel from several N² bombs. It also seems to have an ability to jam satellite communications. The Angel's most devastating weapon is itself: utilizing both kinetic energy and its A.T. Field, it drops pieces of itself onto Earth as bombs. Its core appears as the pupil of the central "eye".

DevelopmentEdit

Sahaquiel Proposal

Original concept art for Sahaquiel

The Neon Genesis Evangelion Proposal presents an earlier concept for Sahaquiel's design, here the Angel's body is composed of what seems to be a single core-like structure. Two long, tendril-like, flat appendages are attached to it and serve as cutting devices in a similar fashion to Zeruel's.

In other mediaEdit

Rebuild of EvangelionEdit

Sahaquiel (Rebuild)

The 8th Angel in Rebuild

In Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, it is designated as the 8th Angel and has undergone a massive redesign with various stages. It starts out in space as a giant ball with eyes similar to Leliel. Then when it is about to land, it begins to resemble its anime counterpart, only this version is larger and has sharp spikes trailing it. When Shinji uses Unit-01's A.T. Field to stop its descent, a body resembling Sachiel comes out of the central eye and attacks Shinji. Its core is also movable and avoids attacks from Unit-02 until Rei in Unit-00 is able to physically grab hold of it and stop it (greatly hurting herself in the process). When defeated, it explodes into a massive geyser of blood and floods a great portion of the city.

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