>1. Probably something like... IIRC The "UFO Power Source" from X-COM
>was a truncated cone with an orange-ish cylinder coming out the top.
>There you have an Elerium Collider in a generator.
I've played X-COM - UFO Defense (Gold editon, free of charge courtesy of those wonderful chaps at PC Gamer Magazine), and from what I saw they were rounded out bases made of alien alloys with a large (about as wide and tall as a person) cylindrical chunk of glowing, pulsating Elerium standing upright in the middle of the base.
Granted, I feel that the Elerium coliders used on the Evangelions (And soon to come Archangelions) are different as they would have protective armor covering the unit. This may have already been covered in NXE itself, but my memory does it's job about as well as swiss cheese could.
Also, to offer further clarity in envisioning this, I do not beleive Elerium coliders would look like huge masses on the backs of the Evas. Infact, I think they would be a bit smaller than the power plug (went blank on the name) used to plug into the Evas to provide power to them.
>2. I dare say having plenty of power would improve performance. But
>we've not really got any numbers on EVA strengths or power
>sources(relative size of Lucifer's colliders to say Eva-04's comes to
>mind). But hey, Let's not over examine this.
It can easily be put into terms anyone can understand. Shinji's Eva had only one Elerium colider and it was a mach for either Asuka and Rei's units.
Jet Alone was rebuilt with three of them and look at how it royally kicked ass. Granted, DJ *was* the pilot, but then again, Jet Alone was *only* a mechanoid and not a biomechanical construct like the Evas and lacked their kind of perfomrance. A handicap, you could say.
And now we have Lucifer with not one, not three, but six of the friggen things, and with DJ piloting, no less. I beleive that this could easily be classified as an "Omega Class Weapon" were it somehow plunked into the Mainstream UF Universe.
>3. DJ's justification for naming Lucifer holds true and there are
>coincidences in the world. But by that point Lucifer had already been
>"talking" to DJ, so who knows what concepts and thoughts slipped in
Don't ask me, I'm just a technophile. =p