And also, Gendou hanged himself on an ash tree to gain wisdom just like Odin, and also took out one of his eyes, and also Odin has ravens that tell him what happens every day-- JUST LIKE MISATO AND RITSUKO FOR GENDOU!!!
Also, remember the time Shinji tricked Hikari into killing Touji, but then Asuka refused to cry tears for him, so he stayed dead?!
GUYS IT TOTALLY FITS.