you can compete with something that doesn't exist.
everyone do so, competing frequently with their own ideas of the world and the big idea of the mass from the world whatever they that is.
and competing with your ideal self et cetera
Why should you claim Rei when there is Misato?
Also literally cucks. Misato canonically spends an entire week fucking her boyfriend 24/7, and then goes to have casual anal sex with him daily after rescuing Shinji later on.
Misatofags must enjoy getting canonically NTR'd on-screen.