The author's original intent was a long live action segment for the film 1997 , with different content than the final version.
The biggest difference with the artwork is that her shirt should be black.
According to an official card game, moreover, neither Yui, nor Rei and nor Misato could be a woman for Shinji, while Asuka, the only girl equal to him, becomes the center of his desire, using her as an object to console himself and ending up hurting her.
As she is bombarded by depth charges, Asuka wakes up, declares she does not want to die, and, in a moment of clarity, feels her mother within the Eva.
Those finger nails are really messing with me, especially the huge nail indent on her right hand thumb.