I don't even have to watch the video to say, "In the end, NO."
Evangelion's creator says that Rei Ayanami is a Deconstruction
, Emotionless Girl
, and Mysterious Waif
characters, as she is revealed to be a Creepy Child, one of a number of clones of the protagonist's mother created under creepy conditions.
Viewers are ultimately supposed to find her unattractive and unappealing.
And yet, since 1994, viewers have been saying, "Who's put off by all that? She's still a CUTE GIRL!" They have made her mega-popular, and have been buying various merchandise featuring her ever since. And other creators have been making clones of her
in order to capitalize on her character type ever since.