Name: Adam
Classification: 1st Angel
First Appearance: Episode 21
Attacks: 2nd Impact, Lv.9 AT-Field
Summary: In the year 2000, an expedition team led by Dr. Katsuragi, Misato's father, discovered their God of Gods, Adam. When they attempted to capture Adam by regressing him back to his embryo form, he fought back and enacted the 2nd Impact, which melted the ice cap, whipped out half of earth's population, and flooded the shorelines of the continents. Misato was the only member of the team to survive, and was saved by her father with the last of his strength, who put her in an escape pod before Adam melted the cap. Adam's embryo was found in the red waters years later by SEELE, and delivered to NERV by Kaji Ryoji.



Name: Lilith
Classification: 2nd Angel
First Appearance: Episode 15
Attacks: 3rd Impact, Lv.1 Anti AT-Field
Summary: Deep within the recesses of Terminal Dogma, NERV keeps the 2nd Angel, Lilith. Not much is known about Lilith, and Misato and Kaji mistake the angel for Adam. Lilith is suspended on a large red cross, nailed in by the Lance of Longinus, which prevents growth the lower part of her body. NERV uses Lilith's blood, which floods the chamber as LCL (Liquid Connection Liquid) to fill the plugs. This is picked up on by Shinji who frequently comments on the fact that an Eva's entry plug smells of blood. Lilith is the mother of humanity (according to Tabris) and Unit 01 was built from Lilith, unlike the other Eva's built from Adam.



Name: Sachiel
Classification: 3rd Angel
First Appearance: Episode 1
Attacks: Beam Lance, Lv.1 Eye Beam, Self-destruct, Lv.3 AT-Field
Summary: Sachiel is the first Angel to make an appearance in the series, and the first one to attack Tokyo-3. Though it's fifteen years after the second impact before Sachiel attacks the city. Why the long wait is a mystery, though its been rumored that the Angels laid dormant on Earth until the second impact which some how awoke them from their dormancy. Like the Angels to follow, Sachiel challenges NERV alone. There is apparently no systematic organization between the Angels. Sachiel is adept at assaulting at close and long range, but his AT-Field is relatively weak, and is easily broken by Unit 01. It has the ability to Regenerate, Temporarily boost his strength, and to Swim. 01 dispatches the Angel after shutting down, and going Berserk.



Name: Shamshel
Classification: 4th Angel
First Appearance:  Episode 3
Attacks: Laser Tentacles, Lv.3 AT-Field
Summary: Shamshel appears only 3 weeks after Sachiel's devastating attack on Tokyo-3. Shinji is sent in 01 to take care of it after he has been through training. Shamshel is designed to attack in close combat, and as a result of this is equipped with two laser tentacles. Shamshel uses the tentacles to relentlessly rip apart its opponents with. Shamshel's tentacles are so powerful that they can even manage to penetrate cleanly through the torso of an Eva, despite the protection provided by an Eva's defensive Armour. Shamshel shares Sachil's ability to swim and walk on land, but also shares it's weak AT-Field. It is destroyed by 01 when Shinji destroys its core with the Progressive knife.



Name: Ramiel
Classification: 5th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 5
Attacks: Lv.5 Beam, Drill, Lv.6 AT-Field
Summary: Ramiel is probably one of the most powerful Angels seen in the series. He is the first Angel both Unit 00 and 01 are dispatched to fight. Ramiel's armament consists of a drilling device, which the Angel uses to attack NERV directly, and an exceptional AT-Field, so powerful in fact that the spatial changes in phase generated by the field can be seen by the naked eye. Ramiel is also capable of hovering and possesses a devastating super beam capable of shooting right through an Eva in a matter of moments. Ramiel also targets and fires upon anything that enters it's range. The Eva's are forced to use a custom sniper rifle to take out the Angel from a distance.



Name: Gaghiel
Classification: 6th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 8
Attacks: Teeth, Lv.2 AT-Field
Summary: Gaghiel is the only aquatic Angel to be pitted against NERV and the Evangelions. Unlike most of the other Angels, is relatively lightly armed. Gaghiel's armament consists solely of a set of huge razor sharp teeth that are used bite and rip enemies to shreds. Gaghiel is also massive, and uses its immense size and weight to as a devastating weapon during close combat. Despite the Angel's size, Gaghiel is extremely agile and fast which is vital to the Angel as it has no means of which to engage opponents at long range, relies on its speed and agility to quickly engage the enemy in close combat before it can use range weapons on it. Gaghiel is the first Angel to fight Unit 02, and does so when it attacks the UN's escort fleet as its in transfer from Europe to Japan. Unit 02 destroys the Angel when it forces 2 battle ships into the mouth of the beast.



Name: Israfel
Classification: 7th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 9
Attacks: Claws, Lv.3 Beam, Cloning, Lv.3 AT-Field
Summary: Israfel is the first Angel to be engaged by two Evas at the same time and, due to the damage inflicted by Tokyo-3's intercept system, is also the first to be intercepted by NERV. Despite being attacked by both Units 01 and 02, The Angel dispatches both its opponents due to its unique ability to separate into two separate Angels. Israfel also possesses some kind of offensive laser weapon, though its destructive power is somewhat lacking compared to the destructive arsenals at the disposal of most of the other Angels. Israfel's AT-Field is also extremely poor, however, the Angel is fairly agile and also possesses a set of razor sharp claws, and is hence therefore well suited to close quarter assault. Shinji and Asuka had to regroup and plan a coordinated attack on the Angel, then execute it before it could continue its Assault on NERV and Tokyo-3.



Name: Sandalphon
Classification: 8th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 10
Attacks: Teeth, Lv.2 AT-Field
Summary: Sandalphon is almost identical to Gaghiel, though is capable of surviving extremely hot temperatures and high pressures. The only major difference between Sandalphon and Gaghiel is that the Angel's natural habitat is within an active volcano. Sandalphon is also a lot smaller in comparison, however, this is most likely due to the fact that Sandalphon is discovered by NERV during its infancy and so isn't fully developed at the time of the its discovery. Sandalphon relies on its speed and agility to rapidly engage the enemy in close combat, much like Gaghiel, as the Angel possesses no means of which to engage opponents at long range. Sandalphon's only means of attack comes from its razor sharp teeth set into the Angel's powerful jaw, though this is more than enough to inflict extensive damage on any of the Angel's opponents. Sandalphon attacked during an attempt to capture it by NERV, but it awoken during the operation, and attacked Asuka and Unit 02. 



Name: Matariel
Classification: 9th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 11
Attacks: Acid, Lv.1 AT-Field
Summary: Matariel is possibly one of the weakest Angels to attack NERV and Tokyo-3, and also the first Angel to be attacked by Units 00, 01 and 02 at the same time. Matariel has only one means of attack, projecting extremely corrosive acid towards its opponents; however, this form of attack is slow and coupled with the Angel's limited agility makes for a pretty ineffective weapon. Matariel also possesses an extremely weak AT field which is not even capable of standing up to a short volley of fire from an Eva's standard issue rifle. These weaknesses serve only to hamper Matariel in combat and so the Angel relies chronically on its ability to stealthily approach opponents unnoticed, thus gaining the element of surprise giving the Angel the upper hand in combat. It cuts all power to Tokyo-3, and attempts to enter into NERV through a service tunnel. The Angel is intercepted by the Evas, who take the creature without much effort at all.


Name: Sahaqiel
Classification: 10th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 12
Attacks: Lv.6 AT-Field
Summary: Sahaqiel differs greatly from the other Angels in that the Angel's one and only weapon is in fact its self. Sahaqiel is in essence, a living bomb, capable of dropping small amounts of its self from the Angel's orbital position outside the enemy's firing range, on to targets below with devastating consequences. Though this may seem like an odd, yet extremely effective, way of dispatching of the Angel's opponents, Sahaqiel actually uses this ability to gain a lock on its target, NERV. After this, Sahaqiel descends on to its target thus eliminating not only its self, but also its target along with a sizeable portion of the surrounding area. Sahaqiel has the potential to be truly devastating, which is why Sahaqiel's AT-Field is reasonably strong thus preventing the possibility of taking out the Angel at long range before its final attack can be taken. The Evas are forced to find the Angel and catch it with their own AT-Fields, before it can destroy half of Japan.



Name: Iruel
Classification: 11th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 13
Attacks: Infect, Lv.4 AT-Field
Summary: Iruel is almost the perfect Angel, or rather collection of Angels. Iruel is composed of communities and colonies of Nano-Machines which work together to form a single functioning intelligent circuit capable of adapting to any environment or situation it may encounter, thus Ireul's survival mechanism is that of total adaptability through continual evolution hence making the Angel an almost invulnerable opponent. Ireul possesses no armament, however, as the Angel is effectively an organic super computer. Ireul is quite capable of hacking into computer systems thus causing acts of sabotage. Iruel is also capable of merging with matter thus allowing the Angel to merge with its opponents attacking from within. The Angel gets into NERV HQ through waterlines, and infects an Eva test-doll, then infiltrates into the Magi mainframe. Its the first Angel to be attacked by Ritzuko and Magi instead of the Evas.



Name: Leliel
Classification: 12th Angel
First Appearance:  Episode 16
Attacks: Absorb, Lv.5 AT-Field
Summary: Leliel is definitely one of the more bizarre Angels that NERV find themselves pitted against. Leliel is six hundred and eighty meters in diameter with a thickness of three nanometers within which is an inverted AT field, the zebra-patterned sphere projected above Leliel is in fact the Angel's shadow. More intriguing is the fact that within the Angel's AT-Field is an alternate dimension or another galaxy, describable purely by abstract mathematics, which makes up the Angel's body, and it is into this world that Leliel lures and traps its victims. Leliel expands silently beneath its opponents pulling them into its body and is quite capable of trapping an Eva indefinitely in this way, indeed Leliel could quite easily engulf an entire city should the need arise thus making the Angel a formidable opponent.  Eva Unit 01 is trapped by the Angel in this way, but breaks free of it after it goes Berserker, and tears it apart.



Name: Bardiel
Classification: 13th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 18
Attacks: Limb Stretching, Lv.6 AT-Field
Summary: Bardiel exhibits similar properties to that of a parasite and hence is one of NERV's darkest fears come true, that is when the Angel invades Unit 03 taking over complete control of its host and trapping its pilot inside the Eva's entry plug. Obviously this unique ability allows the Angel to adopt all the characteristics of its host and so depending on the Angel's choice of host, Bardiel can quite easily prove to be an exceptional opponent. As Bardiel chooses to invade and take control of Unit 03, NERV find themselves battling against the very same tool with which they intend to destroy the Angels. Of course there's also a moral issue at stake, what with the pilot of 03 trapped in side, and Gendou is forced to activate the Rei Dummy Plug in unit 01 to dispatch the Angel.



Name: Zeruel
Classification: 14th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 19
Attacks: Razor Blades, Lv.7 Beam, Lv.7 AT-Field
Summary: Zeruel, at first glance, appears to be similar to Shamshel, though rather than being equipped with a set of laser tentacles, Zeruel possesses a set of lethal and flexible razor sharp blades which the Angel uses to slice apart its opponents. These blades are so devastating that they can even slice an Eva apart, this is also made doubly worse when considering their surprisingly long range. As if this weren't enough, Zeurel also possesses a very powerful Beam attack, much like Sachiel, but can fire as a single shot, or a mulit shot. To make matters even worse, Zeruel is capable of hovering across surfaces and has an impressive AT-Field making the Angel the ultimate assailant. It took down 00 and 02 effortlessly, and the same could have been said for Unit 01, until it 'Awakened'.



Name: Arael
Classification: 15th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 22
Attacks: Fly, Lv.7 AT-Field, Mind Blast
Summary: Arael is very similar to Sahaqiel in that Arael too is capable of maintaining an orbital position outside the enemy's firing range and possesses a single long ranged means of attack. Arael is capable of probing the minds of its victims forcing them to relive past memories best left forgotten, in effect Arael mentally rapes its opponents before eating away at their minds leaving them paralyzed as a result of severe brain damage. As with Sahaqiel, Arael's AT field is reasonably strong thus preventing the possibility of taking out the Angel at long range, and so because of this Arael proves to be more than a challenge for NERV and their predominantly land based Eva series. NERV are forced to use their Trump Card, the lance of Longinus, to destroy the Angel.



Name: Armisael
Classification: 16th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 23
Attacks: Shapeshift, Lv.8 AT-Field, Mind Grasp
Summary: Armisael is undoubtedly the fastest, stealthiest, and most agile, Angel to confront NERV, in fact Armisael is so fast that the chances of an opponent actually hitting the Angel with ranged, or even close combat, attacks are slim. Armisael is also capable of altering its physical form, which further adds to the Angel's maneuverability, and has an impressive AT field which allows the Angel to easily rip through the defenses of its opponents. As well as this, Armisael is capable of merging with its opponents attacking from within in much the same way as Ireul, though this is Armisael's sole means of attack and so the Angel relies on it's rapid maneuverability to engage the enemy in close combat.



Name: Tabris
Classification: 17th Angel
First Appearance: Episode 24
Attacks: Lv.8 AT-Field, Control
Summary: Tabris, unlike any of the other Angels, is human in appearance and hence is able to infiltrate NERV unnoticed, as the 5th Child, Kaworu Nagisa, which is vital as Tabris possesses little in the way of offensive capabilities. Although Tabris's armament is limited, the Angel does, however, possess the ability to synchronize with an Evangelion both directly and remotely with ease, and at any desired synchronization ratio provided that the Angel's soul is more dominant than that of the Eva's. This ability allows Tabris to take control of the very same tool with which NERV intend to destroy the Angel. Besides this unique ability, Tabris is also capable of generating an exceptionally strong AT field.


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