A. Publicly Released Information
Asuka Langley Soryu is the pilot of Eva Unit-02. Although her nationality is American, she is 1/4 German and 1/4 Japanese. She graduated from a German university at the age of fourteen.
B. Generally Recognized Information
Asuka's mother, Kyoko Zeppelin Soryu, carried out a contact experiment with an Eva. As a result, she fell prey to a mental illness so severe that she could no longer recognize her own daughter.
C. Confidential Information
Not long after her mother's contact experiment with the Eva, Asuka was selected by the Marduk Institute to be the pilot of Eva-02.
D. In-Depth Information
When Asuka's mother carried out the experiment with the Eva's core, only part of her soul — the maternal component that loves her daughter above all else — remained within Eva Unit-02. This is why she could not recognize her daughter.