Special Agency NERV has a mark which consists of three parts: the organization name, a figure and a phrase.

The organization name is the 4-letter word "NERV".

The phrase is "God's in His Heaven, All's Right With the World", a passage taken from "Pippa’s Song (Also known as Pippa Passes)", written by 19th century poet Robert Browning.

The figure is half of a fig leaf. It hardly needs be said that the fig leaf symbolizes the original sin entangling Adam and Eve, and brings to mind the humans who ate of the Fruit of Wisdom.

Source: The End of Evangelion : Glossary contained within The End of Evangelion - Theatrical Program.


NERV's Mark looks like this in ascii art:

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                        .d88888888888888888K
          ,8            888888888888888888888boo._
         :88b           888888888888888888888888888b.
          `Y8b          88888888888888888888888888888b.
            `Yb.       d8888888888888888888888888888888b
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                `Y888888888888888888888888888888CG88888P"'
                  `88888888888888888888888888888MM88P"'
 "Y888K    "Y8P""Y888888888888888888888888oo._""""
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   8"Y8888b  8    8888  ,8888888888888888888888888o,
   8  "Y8888b8    8888""Y8`Y8888888888888888888888b.
   8    "Y8888    8888   Y  `Y8888888888888888888888
   8      "Y88    8888     .d `Y88888888888888888888b
 .d8b.      "8  .d8888b..d88P   `Y88888888888888888888
                                  `Y88888888888888888b.
                   "Y888P""Y8b. "Y888888888888888888888
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                     888"Y88K"      Y88b dPY8888888888P
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God's in His Heaven, All's Right With the World

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