Dune / Neon Genesis Evangelion Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death | Rated M Umman Kudu, Piter de Vries, Lady Jessica, Leto Atreides I, Thufir Hawat, Duncan Idaho Alternate Universe
It has been fifteen years since the Second Impact, a catastrophic event that Captain Umman Kudu bore witness to. Gehirn has finally succeeded in producing operational MENTΛT Units, and not at all too soon — the monstrous Dajjal resume their attacks on Constantinople just in time for the young pilot Paul Atreides to fight one off in Unit-00.
The daring sortie is not without consequence: when Unit-00 is nearly destroyed and with Unit-02 just short of operational, the Commander orders Unit-01 to be ready for sortie at all times, and Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen is escorted to the facility by Captain Kudu. When Unit-01 proves to be a berserker, Kudu begins to discover the deepest sins of Gehirn.
Notes: I've been low-key obsessed with this AU since, like, spring of 2014. One night I was sitting around thinking about NGE and thought to myself, "What if Mentat EVAs though???" because I am predictable. This completely irrational thought process caused me to think up an entire AU that works out a lot better than I ever expected it to. Two years later, I've finally worked up the nerve to post some fic!
NULL is an AU that places the case of Dune in a setting similar to the premise of NGE, explored through the lens of a minor character (Kudu). There's a little Pacific Rim flavor with regards to the nature of dajjal -- this AU's approximation of Angels -- and the fact that I couldn't resist giving the Mentats some Jager-esque codenames, but otherwise it's very reliant on NGE. This fic, as far as I can tell, is just going to be a collection of non-linear vignettes, so for more information on the cast, timeline, and premise, check out the AU's blog: http://apostasic.tumblr.com
Warnings: There's going to be a ton of body horror. A lot of characters are going to bite it super hard. And my extremely esoteric OTP works its way in here too. Whoops.