Tabris (Kaworu Nagisa) render
Humans constantly feel pain in their hearts. Because the heart is so sensitive to pain, humans also feel that to live is to suffer. You're so delicate, like glass, especially your heart.
~ Tabris, to Shinji


Kaworu Nagisa is both the 17th Angel and the Fifth Child. Although classified as an Angel, Kaworu is similar to Rei Ayanami in being a Seed of Life that inhabits a human body. Despite his human form, Kaworu does not consider himself to be human, since he refers to humans as "the Lilin".

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 6-C, possibly High 6-A | 6-B, possibly High 6-A

Name: Tabris / Kaworu Nagisa, the Seventeeth Angel

Origin: Evangelion

Age: Physically 15 years old, soul is billions of years old (The salvaged soul of Adam was deposited into a newborn Kaworu immediately after the events of "Second Impact" on 13th September 2000 A.D.)

Gender: Male

Classification: Angel

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, A.T. Fields (Can be used both defensively and offensively, such as in the form of optic blasts. Tabris' is strong enough to block electromagnetic radiation and subatomic particles), Flight, can control Evangelion units, Energy Projection, Likely Regeneration (High-Low, Low-High over time; should be able to regenerate from his core alone), using an Anti A.T. Field, he can break down A.T. Fields, the fields that separate living beings from one another, turning their physical bodies into LCL and freeing their souls

Attack Potency: Large Island level (Has the strongest AT field of all the angels that NERV had faced up to that point), possibly Multi-Continent level (The “salvaged soul” of Adam, who triggered the Second Impact and is capable of wiping out the surface of the Earth) | Country level+ (Has the strongest AT field of all the angels up to that point), possibly Multi-Continent level

Speed: Normal Human with at least Hypersonic+ combat speed and reactions (Should be faster than Israfel, who could dodge Mach 14+ bullets from the Pallet Gun)

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: At least Human Class, possibly Large Island Class to Multi-Continent Class | At least Human Class, possibly Country Class+ to Multi-Continent Class

Durability: Human level physically. Large Island level, possibly Multi-Continent level with A.T. Field | Human level, Country level+, possibly Multi-Continent level with A.T. Field

Stamina: Limitless

Range: Standard melee range. Tens of kilometers via A.T. Field (Kaworu's deployed A.T. Field manages to filter out all incoming light, electromagnetism and sub-atomic particles from entering into "Terminal Dogma", blocking out communications from the upper levels of the GeoFront).

Standard Equipment: Nothing notable.

Intelligence: Kaworu presents himself as a remarkably insightful and knowledgable character, being well-versed in the understanding of human culture (he is first seen humming to the tune of Ode to Joy, Beethoven's musical adaption to the poem of the same name written by Friedrich Schiller), and also the concepts of love and loneliness. He was also successful in cleverly deceiving the entire of Nerv, by posing as the "Fifth Children", sent supposedly to replace the incapacitated Asuka Langley Soryu as the pilot of Eva-02.

Weaknesses: The "core" of an Angel, once breached, means absolute certainty of death for the Angel involved (assuming Kaworu even has a "core" himself). His synchronization effect only works on entities or objects derived from the flesh of Adam (given that Kaworu is the salvaged soul of Adam herself).

Notable Attacks/Techniques

- A.T. Field (A.T. = Absolute Terror): The intangible light of the soul in the physical world, A.T. Fields are possessed by all living beings on NGE-Earth and are one of the major aspects of the human psyche that defines someone as "individual" and "protect" them from the intrusion of another's feelings. However, the Evangelion Units and the Angels are unique in the ability to generate A.T. Fields that are corporeal and occasionally visible to the naked eye, possibly due to the large amount of innate energy contained in their souls. Their A.T. Fields mostly function as a physical defense: a forcefield consisting of concentric octagonal yellow lines. The barrier is almost perfect, only being temporarily disrupted from its active state by incredibly energetic weapons (such as military-grade positron beams and "N² Weapons") or erosion by another corporeal "A.T. Field" that is superior in strength. If left alone after initial disruption, the A.T. Field will revive its durability almost instantly as long as the user is still alive, making it a regenerative barrier. The transition from a dormant A.T. Field to an active Field is indicated by a slight atmospheric blurring.

  • Synchronization: Kaworu has the special ability of perfectly resonating with any object or entity which directly derives from flesh of Adam that lacks a soul, through "inserting" his own A.T. Field as a replacement, allowing the Seventeenth Angel absolute control. This includes an unpiloted Unit-02 (as its own pilot, Asuka Langley Sohryu, was incapacitated at the time). It requires entities that have "shut" their souls away (as Kaworu explains to Shinji Ikari).
  • Nullification: In addition, the sheer power and potency of Kaworu's A.T. Field enables him to visibly project his Field as a barrier (triggering a white flash), to block out and nullify virtually all forms of energy and matter (including electromagnetism, sub-atomic particles and light) within a certain radius.

Key: Original Series | Rebuild


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