>>3598730>Qworu that got everything he wanted?
Shinji who he vowed to protect broke into little soul shards, scattered across universes
Qworu is amnesiac, powerless, stuck in a universe where there are still gods (Mari)tampering with the fabric of life and who he is. His last memories before he died and was reborn was that he’s a failure. The person he’s closest to might not even exist. It’s literally violence jack’s prologue.>walking into the snow not knowing ANYONE
He’s literally meeting all his old friends again (Kensuke, Asuka) and making friends, on a better foot. So yeah, not a stretch to take the closing artwork in context of that. And ending offering hope versus one of hopelessness, failure and loss.