Bakelite

Evangelion ScreenshotAppears in Episode: 5

A red super-heated liquid that solidifies quickly upon application. Due to it's exceptional strength and durability, it is used repeatedly in the series to immobilize out-of-control Evangelion Units. It is also used to block passage ways in an effort to stop the Strategic Self Defense Force troop movements inside NERV Headquarters (as seen in The End of Evangelion).

In reality Bakelite is a brand-name material developed in 1909 by Dr. Leo Baekeland. Although seldom used in consumer products today due to it's high cost and complexity of production, it's non-conductive and heat-resistant properties (and durability), used to make it an ideal material for electric plugs, switches, and even kitchenware.

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