The final stage of the manga depicts a re-imagined world after Shinji rejected Instrumentality, a world in which none of the Children appear to have been Evangelion pilots.
What is the reason for this difference? So he's pretty much forced to sit there and do nothing the entire time.
It's obvious that Misato falters when it comes to expressing her emotions unambiguously.
No wonder it was the trigger for the Third Impact.
It is later revealed that his greatest desire is not so much being a savior as it is reconnecting with his dead wife, Yui, who embedded herself into the core algorithm of Unit-01.
Sure, this is an outfit seen on the character multiple times throughout the series, but in this stunning collaboration, the costume and photo feels like it comes straight out of a live-action adaptation of the anime franchise, and that is an impressive quality that not many creatives can accomplish.