Maya Ibuki

Maya Ibuki Ibuki Maya is a First Lieutenant at NERV and a computer technician who works primarily with Ritsuko Akagi. Her main role during the fights with the Angels is to constantly monitor the Eva pilots synchronization ratios and send various emergency commands to the Evangelions as ordered by Misato or Gendo. Her implementation scene during the The End of Evangelion movie has been read by many fans as a revelation that she is secretly in love with Ritsuko. When Mayas Instrumentality occurs Lilith in the form of Ritsuko types I need you into Mayas laptop and embraces her. Mayas reversion to LCL comes after an ecstatic gasp of Senpai However this scene is the only one that alludes to her possible feelings towards Ritsuko and its intention is not clear. In spite of her profession Maya despises violence of any sort and is frequently shown becoming nauseous and averting her eyes during battles with the Angels. Notably in The End of Evangelion Maya is the only NERV officer who is shown refusing to fight back against the JSSDF invaders. She rejects the gun Shigeru hands her to defend herself saying I cant shoot this thing not because she is unskilled but because she has never shot it at a human being. Throughout much of the second half of End of Evangelion Maya is seen with her face buried in a pink pillow under her desk. She is sometimes described as representing the audiences views throughout the series as she shows revulsion when it would be most likely for the viewer to do the same and delight in other more lighthearted scenes. Source: