Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy
One Shot – Asuka's the Champion


For Silvermoonlight GJ


Asuka was sitting in her Entry plug, waiting for her next opponent. Unit–02 was carrying a large axe, covered in blood. Laying around her were the corpses of Sachiel, Shamshel, Ramiel, Gaghiel, Israfel, Sandalphon, and Matarael. Unit–02 only had a few scratches on it, and the blood from the Angels was barely visible on its red armor.

The new challenger was approaching. "Humph, so you think you can take on the champ?!" Asuka asked her next opponent.

"You are not that good." Rei said as Unit–00 walked into the ring, carrying a double ended trident. "I will defeat you."

"Fat chance, wundergirl!" Asuka said. "CHARGE!"

Unit–02 leapt forward and swung the axe at Unit–00. Unit–00 jumped back and dodged the swing, and sung her trident towards, Unit–02. Unit–02 slid to the right and grabbed the trident, and spun it around, with Unit–00 gripping on for dear life.

"AAHHHHH!" Rei screamed. "Soryu, stop this!"

"Time to sleep wundergirl!" Asuka shouted as she let go of the trident, sending Rei and Unit–00 crashing into the wall, and slumping over, its eye going to dark, indicating it had shut down. Unit–02 grabbed its axe off the ground and stood ready.

"Yeah, eat that wundergirl!" Asuka shouted proudly. "8 wins, 0 losses… undefeated baby! Now who dares challenge me next?!"

"I'll take you on princess!" Mari shouted. "I want a good fight!" Unit–XP rolled onto stage. "Come on, princess, are you scared of me?!"

"Not a chance four eyes!" Asuka shouted. "You can't beat me!"

Mari smirked. "You wanna bet, princess? I'm pretty fucking good at this piloting thing we do."

"Yeah, my ass you're good!" Asuka shouted. "LET'S GO!" Unit–02 charged forward raising the axe over its head. And swung it at Unit–XP.

"FUCK YEAH!" Mari roared. "COME ON, PRINCESS! TRY AND STOP ME!" Unit–XP lunged forward and raised its lance to block the axe. "Is that the best you got princess?"

"Not yet, four eyes!" Asuka replied snidely. Unit–02 swung the axe around its head its head three times and brought it down on the joint connecting the lance to Unit–XP, and broke off the lance, and threw it aside.

"MOTHERFUCKER!" Mari screamed. "That hurt princess, now I'm gonna have to take that pain out of your sweet ass!" Unit–XP charged forward with its remaining arm, and grabbed Unit–02 by the neck. "How you like me now, bitch?"

Unit–02 dropped the axe and opened both of its shoulder pylons and reached for its twin Prog Knives. "TAKE THIS, FOUR EYES!" Unit–02 pulled them out and stabbed Unit–XP in the chest.

"AAHHHHH!" Mari screamed. "THAT'S NOT NICE, PRINCESS!" Unit–XP's clamp slackened its grip on Unit–02's neck, allowing Unit–02 time to escape. Asuka rolled and grabbed her axe, and swung it at Unit–XP's head, taking it clean off.

"YOU FUCKING BITCH!" Mari shouted. "HOW DARE YOU WRECK MY EVA!"

"Just be lucky you escaped with your life, four eyes!" Asuka cackled as she pulled out her Prog Knives. "9 and 0, still undefeated suckers! Who's left?"

"Just me Asuka…" Shinji said, moving Unit–01 onto the field, sword held aloft in Unit–01's right hand. "Don't make me have to fight you Asuka, I don't want to…"

"You'll have to fight me, baka Shinji!" Asuka shouted. "We need to prove once and for all who's better! I want to know!"

"Asuka we don't have to do this." Shinji said. "We can just go back to the apartment and…"

"No, baka!" Asuka shouted. "IT'S TIME TO FIGHT!" Asuka raised the axe and Unit–02 charged.

Unit–01 stood ready with its sword in a defensive posture. "You asked for it Asuka!" Shinji shouted. "BRING IT ON!"

The two Evangelions charged at each other savagely. Their weapons collided with such force the both broke in two sending each blade flying into the wall. They jumped back from each other and cast their damaged weapons aside.

"FINE!" They both shouted. "PROG KNIVES IT IS!"

Unit–01 and Unit–02's pylons opened, and they pulled out their twin Prog Knives and charged each other again. Their Prog Knives sparked and crackled against each other as they were locked in a grapple.

"Hey, baka, you feel like giving up?!" Asuka asked.

"Not a chance, Asuka!" Shinji shouted. "You have to earn this win!"

"I wouldn't want it any… other… WAY!" Asuka roared.

"Good… let's make… it… COUNT!" Shinji roared back.

The force of the two Evangelions pressing their Prog Knives against each other caused them to crack and splintering where they were touching. The continued force of their strength pressing against each other caused the blades to snap in half and break apart. The two Evangelions jumped away from each other again.

"FINE, HAND TO HAND COMBAT THEN!" Asuka shouted.

"NO HOLDS BARRED, ASUKA!" Shinji yelled. "DON'T HOLD BACK!"

"I DON'T PLAN ON IT!" Asuka roared back.

Unit–01 charged first, landing a left hook to Unit–02's face, and following it up with a right uppercut. Unit–02 countered with a roundhouse kick to Unit–01's gut. Unit–02 charged landing its knee in Unit–01's gut, and following it up with a savage head–butt. Unit–01 staggered back, and recovered.

Unit–01 struggled with its jaw lock bolts, and after some effort, broke them and opened its jaws wide and let out a mighty cry. "ROOOOAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!"

Unit–02 responded in kind and broke its own jaw bolts and opened its own mouth wide. "ROOOOAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!"

The eyes of both Evangelions were glowing brightly. Not their artificial eyes, but their real ones. They stared each other down and charged one last time, their pilots screaming savagely. The two Evangelions collided and began savagely beating each other, trading punches and kicks, causing lots of external damage. Unit–02 grabbed Unit–01 by the neck, and bit down, and pushed its hands against Unit–01's chest. Unit–01 gave Unit–02 a powerful kidney punch and they staggered away from each other. Unit–02 charged again, landing a punch to Unit–01's chest, causing its armor to buckle severely. Unit–02 picked up the stunned Unit–01 and threw it at the wall, causing to bounce off and hit the ground hard. Unit–01 shut down and was declared inoperable.

"ALRIGHT!" Asuka yelled happily. "10 and 0, I'm undefeated!"

Unit–02 was little banged up from its last fight, but there were no other challengers, so Asuka was the winner, the unbeaten winner.

"I'm so fast, and I'm so pretty I cannot be stopped, I'm unbeatable!" Asuka shouted. "I am the greatest Evangelion pilot of all time!"

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March 5, 2016 – Comfort 17 Apartments

Asuka was laying on the couch asleep, mumbling to herself, her fist punching the air lightly. "I am… the greatest… I am the greatest…"

Shinji and Mari were sitting at the kitchen table. Both were watching Asuka with a great deal of interest.

"I wonder what has the princess so happy?" Mari asked.

"I don't know, but it's kinda cute." Shinji said staring cutely at Asuka's sleeping form.

"AWWWW!" Mari said squeezing Shinji half to death. "Someone has a crush!"

"No… it's not… I don't!" Shinji stammered.

"Yes you do, you always stammer when you're hiding something." Mari said.

"No I don't!" Shinji exclaimed defiantly.

"Well, I'm going to poke her and see what happens…" Mari said devilishly.

"Mari, don't!" Shinji begged. "You're just going to get hurt!"

"Whatever happens, it'll be worth it." Mari said as she snuck over to Asuka.

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"Hey, Shinji, didn't you hear me?" Asuka asked. "I'm the greatest!" Asuka didn't get a response. "Shinji, are you ok?"

Asuka looked out and saw that Unit–01 was pretty badly damaged and lying face down on the ground.

"Shinji!" Asuka screamed. "SHINJI!"

Asuka kneeled her EVA down and shut it down, and rushed out of the Entry Plug. She ran over to Unit–01 and saw Mari and Rei helping Shinji out of his Entry Plug. Asuka ran over and Mari was about to give an unconscious Shinji mouth to mouth.

"Not so fast four eyes!" Asuka yelled. "Don't you touch my baka!" Asuka shoved Mari out of the way, knocking her on her ass. "Only I can kiss him!"

"Yeah, says the girl afraid to show her feelings." Mari muttered.

"Are you alright, Mari?" Rei asked.

"Yeah blueberry, I'm good, the princess can't hurt me." Mari said.

Asuka looked at Shinji. "Why did I have to go so far… I just wanted to prove who was the best, but… I didn't want it to hurt you!" Asuka teared up. "The thing is baka… I like you… I'm just too afraid to tell you… I didn't mean to cause all this…" Asuka leaned down to kiss him…

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Mari poked Asuka's boob. "Heya, champ… WAKEY, WAKEY!"

"Hmmm…" Asuka stirred, her lips puckered. "You're not… FOUR EYES!" Asuka screamed as her fist shot up and caught Mari under the chin and landed her on her ass. "What the hell is your problem?! You can't scare people like that!" Asuka fumed.

Mari picked herself up off the ground and looked at her. "Why so mad, princess?" Mari purred. "Did I interrupt a sex dream? Was Shinji ravaging you, or were you imaging the blueberry doing unspeakable things…"

"What?!" Asuka asked. "Why would I have a sex dream? I don't need that!"

"Hmmm… so you were having one about me then… how kinky princess." Mari's eyes glinted. "So, was I any good? Did I get you off? Were you screaming my name…"

"Come here so I can whoop your ass!" Asuka shouted as Shinji ran in and grabbed Asuka around the waist. "Let go of me, baka!"

"Asuka, calm down." Shinji pleaded. "You shouldn't hit Mari, it's not right."

"The hell it isn't, she's a degenerate pervert!" Asuka screamed. "And you deal with perverts by hitting them really hard!"

"So… then that dream was about me and Shinji taking you together then, huh princess?" Mari asked as she chuckled to herself. "Did you like that at all, princess? Was it fun for you? It must have been, because you're blushing. Imagining us both naked are you? You little red headed devil you…"

"I'm going to kick your fucking ass, four eyes!" Asuka roared.

"Mari, stop." Shinji said forcibly as he struggled to restrain Asuka. "You're upsetting her a lot more than usual."

"Oh, Shinji, you're no fun." Mari said.

"Mari…" Shinji said, glaring at her as he started to lose his grip on Asuka.

"Alright, I'll stop." Mari said. "But you owe me a favor that I'm taking tonight!" Mari smiled devilishly. "I'm sleeping in your room tonight, puppy."

"Sure, and I'll take your bed." Shinji said. "And Asuka won't try to kill you in your sleep."

"No, puppy, you're sleeping in your bed, with me, that's the price…" Mari said. "Don't worry, I don't bite… much…"

"Don't even think of touching him!" Asuka shouted.

"Jealous, princess?" Mari asked.

"What?!" Asuka screeched.

"Awww, you have crush on the puppy…" Mari said sweetly. "How adorable, its puppy love!"

"I don't… you're crazy four eyes!" Asuka shouted. "What are you smoking?!"

"So, puppy, we got a deal?" Mari asked.

"Yeah…" Shinji said. "I guess so…"

"Good, you'll be the little spoon." Mari said happily as she walked to Shinji's room. "I don't want to be woken up by a hard prick on my back, yours would hurt!"

"What?!" Asuka shouted.

"Mari!" Shinji said. "You said you'd stop!"

"Yeah, yeah." Mari said waiving her hand. "That was the last one, I promise. Goodnight now, princess. Hurry up puppy, you don't want to keep me waiting…"

Shinji sighed as Mari walked away, and when she disappeared, Asuka stopped struggling.

"Baka Shinji!" Asuka shouted. "Why would you agree to that?!"

"So she'd stop teasing you, Asuka." Shinji said. "I don't like when you two hurt each other. You're my friends, I just wish you'd get along better."

"Do you really mean that?" Asuka asked.

"Yeah, I do." Shinji said. "So just try and relax, ok?"

"You're not… going to let her do anything, right?" Asuka asked. "You know…"

"And you call boys perverts." Shinji said. "No, we're just going to sleep, she's not going to try anything." Shinji smiled. "We're just friends, that's all, Asuka. Unless you are jealous."

"I'm not jealous…" Asuka blushed. "I just don't want her doing anything to you against your will…"

Shinji gave Asuka a quick hug. "Thanks Asuka. That's really sweet of you."

"You're welcome, baka…" Asuka said. 'Why can't I just tell him? Am I really that afraid of needing someone?' Asuka thought.

"Goodnight, Asuka." Shinji said as he walked away. "See you in the morning."

"Goodnight, Shinji…" Asuka replied. 'I wish I was the one sleeping next to you…'


A/N: I do not own Evangelion or any of the characters, GAINAX and the other distributors of NGE related material do. I am simply using them as a backdrop for my fanfic.

Timelines are very important to me! So, this one shot takes place roughly after Chapter 12 of Episode IV, but before Chapter 1 of Episode V.

So, this one shot is for two things. One, to show what Asuka really thinks in her beautiful red haired head. So, her dream was of course cut short by Mari, who loves meddling with things, and especially getting under Asuka's skin. Mari got what she deserved for interrupting mind you, but she'll never learn. And her love (or infatuation at this point) is strong for Shinji, and it's cute to see her react to Mari's teasing, and to Shinji's kindness.

The second reason I wrote this one shot was as a tribute to the late, and still the greatest boxer to ever live, Muhammad Ali (1/17/1942 – 6/3/2016). Asuka's line of "I am the greatest." Was said by Ali many times during his fighting years, and he was, winning the Heavyweight Championship three separate times, the only boxer to ever do so.

While I wrote this, I listened to Billy Crystal's 15 Rounds of Muhammad Ali (Full Feature HD) on YouTube [just search that there and you can find it] a few dozen times for inspiration.

As I said before, and will always say at the end of anything, please leave comments, as I would like to try to improve the story going forward any way I can. And, hell, constructive criticism is a good thing.


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