|Nickname:||The fifth Angel|
Ramiel was defeated by Rei and Shinji in a coordinated assault (the two pilots' first operation together). The overall plan was named Yashima (ヤシマ作戦). Shinji in Unit 01 was armed with an experimental positron cannon to shoot the Angel from a distance, Rei in Unit 00 was equipped with a special shield to defend Unit 01. The positron cannon needed all the power from Japan to operate and the shield could only deflect the particle beam for 17 seconds. When Shinji fired, Ramiel reacted and fired at the same time. The two beams met each other, warping each other and causing both to miss. Ramiel fired a second shot before the positron cannon could fully recharge; Rei blocked the beam, first with the shield and then with Unit 00 itself after the shield was destroyed. This bought Shinji enough time to fire a second shot after the cannon recharged, which passed through Ramiel's center and killed it. Like Shamshel, Ramiel's corpse remained intact and was shown over the next several episodes being gradually deconstructed.
It is named for the Angel of Thunder (雷の天使, Kaminari no Tenshi?) and divine visions, who guides the souls of the faithful to Heaven. In the Rebuild of Evangelion series, Ramiel has been changed significantly: it retains its original octahedral shape when acting passively, but when attacking or defending it morphs into symmetrical arrangements of multiple geometric shapes, with different configurations for different situations. Its drill bit is also morphed out of its substance. Additionally, it is surrounded by a noise that sounds like female choral music, emitting screams when it attacks and is damaged. It is classified as the sixth Angel instead of the fifth.
|Neon Genesis Evangelion||Original serial||TV||26||8.51||8.53|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth||Compilation||Movie||1||8||8.03|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion||Alternative||Movie||1||8.5||8.53|
|Petit Eva ~ Evangelion@School ~||Spin-off||ONA||24||6.68||6.62|
|Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone||Movie 1||Movie||1||8.45||8.47|
|Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance||Movie 2||Movie||1||8.59||8.61|
|Evangelion: 3.0 You can (not) Redo.||Movie 3||Movie||1||7.81||7.82|
|Rebuild of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0||Movie 4||Movie||1||8.08||8.47|