History Fridge / PacificRim

22nd Apr '18 6:56:11 AM GuiRitter
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* Striker Eureka, the only Mach 5 Jaeger, is capable of making mincemeat of Category 4 kaiju, as shown with Mutavore and to an extent Otachi (who he had dead to rights until Leatherback interfered), as well as putting up one heck of a fight with a Category 5 kaiju. It's quite likely the reason the Jaegers were dropping so easily was ''because'' rather than advancing further as they had been up until that point, the world leaders focused the money into what amounted to a gigantic publicity stunt that failed to accomplish anything, given the latest model was clearly up to snuff with the current kaiju.

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* Striker Eureka, the only Mach Mark 5 Jaeger, is capable of making mincemeat of Category 4 kaiju, as shown with Mutavore and to an extent Otachi (who he had dead to rights until Leatherback interfered), as well as putting up one heck of a fight with a Category 5 kaiju. It's quite likely the reason the Jaegers were dropping so easily was ''because'' rather than advancing further as they had been up until that point, the world leaders focused the money into what amounted to a gigantic publicity stunt that failed to accomplish anything, given the latest model was clearly up to snuff with the current kaiju.
22nd Apr '18 6:15:54 AM GuiRitter
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** ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'': Ron Perlman plays '''H'''ellboy (an appropriated nickname), a an emotionally-driven monster-fighting secret agent demon who's constantly chafing at the bit of authority. His most distinctive features, besides his red skin, are his fist and his firearm.
** ''Pacific Rim'': Ron Perlman plays '''H'''annibal Chau (a chosen pseudonym) a cold, logical, intelligent businessman who operates more or less openly and profits off of the remains of monsters. He effectively ''is'' the authority. His most distinctive features are his shoes and his knife. His clothing is mostly red.

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** ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'': Ron Perlman plays '''H'''ellboy (an appropriated nickname), a an emotionally-driven monster-fighting secret agent demon who's constantly chafing at the bit of authority. His most distinctive features, besides his red skin, are his fist and his firearm.
** ''Pacific Rim'': Ron Perlman plays '''H'''annibal Chau (a chosen pseudonym) pseudonym), a cold, logical, intelligent businessman who operates more or less openly and profits off of the remains of monsters. He effectively ''is'' the authority. His most distinctive features are his shoes and his knife. His clothing is mostly red.
6th Apr '18 10:21:54 PM yaosaysobjection
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** In the sequel comic Aftermath, they do show that Chau is slowly dying of organ failure due to the toxicity of kaiju blue.

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** In the sequel comic Aftermath, they do show that Chau he is slowly dying of organ failure due to the toxicity of kaiju blue.
6th Apr '18 10:20:34 PM yaosaysobjection
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** In the sequel comic Aftermath, they do show that Chau is slowly dying of organ failure due to the toxicity of kaiju blue.
25th Feb '18 2:23:42 PM nombretomado
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31st Jan '18 12:29:53 PM Kaiseror
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\n* The Australian Jaeger being to most advanced and powerful makes alot of since due to geography, Australia is a subcontinent completely surrounded by ocean and most of the population is situated along the coast meaning a kaiju rampage would be particularly devastating. Stryker Eureka was made that strong so it could kill the kaiju as quickly as possible before it can cause widespread destruction.

23rd Jan '18 7:27:06 AM korben600
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** A second layer of symbolism: The humans made monsters to fight the monsters the Precursors were sending, so in a way, the Jaegers were humanity's version of the Precursor's monsters. But humanity didn't just send an upgraded version of the Precursor's monsters, they sent their own monster into the Rift as well, which was much worse. The humans sent into the rift the one weapon so destructive, they were scared to use it on themselves. [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo The one thing humans had that was even more destructive than any Kaiju.]] Gypsy Danger may have been the Precursor's nightmare, but her nuclear reactor was ours. [[HorrifyingtheHorror And even though the Precursors sent dozens of ''their'' monsters to our world and couldn't bring us to heel, all we had to do was send one of ours.]]

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** A second layer of symbolism: The humans made monsters to fight the monsters the Precursors were sending, so in a way, the Jaegers were humanity's version of the Precursor's monsters. But humanity didn't just send an upgraded version of the Precursor's monsters, they sent their own monster into the Rift as well, which was much worse. The humans sent into the rift the one weapon so destructive, they were scared to use it on themselves. [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo The one thing humans had that was even more destructive than any Kaiju.]] Gypsy Danger may have been the Precursor's nightmare, but her nuclear reactor was ours. [[HorrifyingtheHorror And even though the Precursors sent dozens of ''their'' their monsters to our world and couldn't bring us to heel, all we had to do was send one of ours.]]
23rd Jan '18 7:25:48 AM korben600
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** A second layer of symbolish: The humans made monsters to fight the monsters the Precursors were sending, so in a way, the Jaegers were humanity's version of the Precursor's monsters. The humans sent into the rift the one weapon so destructive, they were scared to use it on themselves. [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo The one thing humans had that was even more destructive than any Kaiju.]] Gypsy Danger may have been the Precursor's nightmare, but her nuclear reactor was ours. [[HorrifyingtheHorror And even though the Precursors sent to send dozens of their monsters to our world and couldn't bring us to heel, all we had to do was send one.]]

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** A second layer of symbolish: symbolism: The humans made monsters to fight the monsters the Precursors were sending, so in a way, the Jaegers were humanity's version of the Precursor's monsters.monsters. But humanity didn't just send an upgraded version of the Precursor's monsters, they sent their own monster into the Rift as well, which was much worse. The humans sent into the rift the one weapon so destructive, they were scared to use it on themselves. [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo The one thing humans had that was even more destructive than any Kaiju.]] Gypsy Danger may have been the Precursor's nightmare, but her nuclear reactor was ours. [[HorrifyingtheHorror And even though the Precursors sent to send dozens of their ''their'' monsters to our world and couldn't bring us to heel, all we had to do was send one.one of ours.]]
22nd Jan '18 2:47:22 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Actually, Raleigh could've just been BSing. Gipsy rips out Leatherback's organ that houses the EMP before he has a chance to use it, so we never find out if Gipsy would've been affected. Raleigh could've just been BSing to get into the fight, and since nobody knew how the EMP worked (and they didn't really have any other options) they believed him and put him and Mako into the fight.

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** Actually, It's also possible that Raleigh could've just been was BSing. Gipsy rips out Leatherback's organ that houses the EMP before he has a chance to use it, so we never find out if Gipsy would've been affected. Raleigh could've just been BSing to get into the fight, and since nobody knew how the EMP worked (and they didn't really have any other options) they believed him and put him and Mako into the fight.



** Actually, it's two levels of symbolism. The humans made monsters to fight the monsters the Precursors were sending, so in a way, the Jaegers were our version of the Precursor's monsters. But Jaegers weren't based off of ''our'' monsters, they were based off of theirs. Our monster we sent through was worse. The humans sent into the rift the one weapon so destructive, they were scared to use it on ourselves. [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo The one thing humans had that was even more destructive than any Kaiju.]] Gypsy Danger may have been the Precursor's nightmare. But her nuclear reactor was ours. [[HorrifyingtheHorror And even though the Precursors sent to send dozens of their monsters to our world and couldn't bring us to heel, all we had to do was send one.]]

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** Actually, it's two levels A second layer of symbolism. symbolish: The humans made monsters to fight the monsters the Precursors were sending, so in a way, the Jaegers were our humanity's version of the Precursor's monsters. But Jaegers weren't based off of ''our'' monsters, they were based off of theirs. Our monster we sent through was worse. The humans sent into the rift the one weapon so destructive, they were scared to use it on ourselves.themselves. [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo The one thing humans had that was even more destructive than any Kaiju.]] Gypsy Danger may have been the Precursor's nightmare. But nightmare, but her nuclear reactor was ours. [[HorrifyingtheHorror And even though the Precursors sent to send dozens of their monsters to our world and couldn't bring us to heel, all we had to do was send one.]]
22nd Oct '17 8:48:56 PM korben600
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** Actually, Raleigh could've just been BSing. Gipsy rips out Leatherback's organ that houses the EMP before he has a chance to use it, so we never find out if Gipsy would've been affected. Raleigh could've just been BSing to get into the fight, and since nobody knew how the EMP worked (and they didn't really have any other options) they believed him and put him and Mako into the fight.





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\n* There's a load of Fridge Brilliance behind not just positioning Jaegers in front of the Rift and attacking the Kaiju there, but the biggest bit concerns how the Kaiju and Jaegers fight. Jaegers are based off of humans so they like to stand up and fight, while Kaiju are more reptilian. Why does this matter? Because humans are built to fight on land. Jaegers don't swim, they just walk underwater, while Kaiju like Scunner and Slattern are basically like giant snakes. Kaiju have a massive speed boost when they swim underwater, while Jaeger's can run faster on land and have can use the environment to their advantage. Letting the Kaiju exhaust themselves by having to travel all the way across the ocean and fight in a completely different type of environment than what they're used to (because the Precursor's realm is aqueous), gives the humans a massive home-field advantage.
** Also, pay attention to the locations of the fights. The only time Jaegers die are when they're in shallow or deep water that allows the Kaiju to sneak up on Jaegers.
** Fridge Brilliance for the Precursors as well. The Kaiju primarily attack population centers on the Pacific Coast. That's not just to cull the human population, that's to force the Jaegers out. If they attacked depopulated areas, the Jaegers would just wait until they're heavily inland, in a defensible location, then attack, while heading for population centers forces Jaegers to intercept them in port at worst, and at best in the open ocean, in either case, they have the advantage.

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