History Headscratchers / PacificRim

11th Jun '18 7:35:42 PM Sharlee
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** The Breach bridges the Anteverse with Earth. It's possible that the Breach is always open just a crack, but is forced open wide enough every now and then for Kaiju to go through. Note that the time we see a Kaiju pass through, the LOCCENT AI doesn't say that the breach is opening, but that there is "Movement in the Breach.", and the Breach widens but returns to a semi-open state after a Kaiju passes through. In addition, we know that some sort of communication passes through the breach, since the Precursors learn how to defeat the Hong Kong Jaegers and how to find Newt after he drifts with a Kaiju brain. Said Breach is still open while Gypsy falls through, meaning that it's possible that Gypsy's signals to LOCCENT go through, since the Precursors probably don't care about Radio signals passing through the Breach.

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** The Breach bridges the Anteverse with Earth. It's possible that the Breach is always open just a crack, but is forced open wide enough every now and then for Kaiju to go through. Note that the time we see a Kaiju pass through, the LOCCENT AI doesn't say that the breach Breach is opening, but that there is "Movement in the Breach.", and the Breach widens but returns to a semi-open state after a Kaiju passes through. In addition, we know that some ''some'' sort of communication passes through the breach, since the Precursors learn how to defeat the Hong Kong Jaegers and how to find Newt after he drifts with a Kaiju brain. Said Breach is still open while Gypsy falls through, meaning that it's possible that Gypsy's signals to LOCCENT go through, since the Precursors probably don't care about Radio signals passing through the Breach.
10th Jun '18 4:37:21 PM ReaderAt2046
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** I thought it meant that when it's not spun up, the Breach is about an atom in diameter.
1st Jun '18 11:05:17 AM MrDeath
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* If the Precursors could only send one kaiju at a time due to mass limitations, how come they didn't eperiment on different attack strategies with smaller monsters? Instead of sending in a single creature 100,000 times the mass of a human, why not send 100,000 human-sized monsters? It's strange that they didn't try doing this at least once.
** This would arguably be a more effective tactic, as swarms of smaller creatures would be more difficult to contain than a single large one. A Jaeger could easily kill one large kaiju, but good luck to it stamping out every single tiny creature when they're swarming all over a city devouring people by the hundreds...

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* If the Precursors could only send one kaiju at a time due to mass limitations, how come they didn't eperiment on different attack strategies with smaller monsters? Instead of sending in a single creature 100,000 times the mass of a human, why not send 100,000 human-sized monsters? It's strange that they didn't try doing this at least once.
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once. This would arguably be a more effective tactic, as swarms of smaller creatures would be more difficult to contain than a single large one. A Jaeger could easily kill one large kaiju, but good luck to it stamping out every single tiny creature when they're swarming all over a city devouring people by the hundreds...hundreds.
** Probably because something that much smaller would be that much more vulnerable to even regular firearms. A 100,000-strong army of monsters isn't going to do much to, say, the JSDF which has 247,157 in active service.
1st Jun '18 4:51:51 AM Tyrannocyon
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** This would arguably be a more effective tactic, as swarms of smaller creatures would be more difficult to contain than a single large one. A Jaeger could easily kill one large kaiju, but good luck to it stamping out every single tiny creature when they're swarming all over a city devouring people by the hundreds...
1st Jun '18 4:38:23 AM Tyrannocyon
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* If the Precursors could only send one kaiju at a time due to mass limitations, how come they didn't eperiment on different attack strategies with smaller monsters? Instead of sending in a single creature 100,000 times the mass of a human, why not send 100,000 human-sized monsters? It's strange that they didn't try doing this at least once.
1st Jun '18 4:32:54 AM Tyrannocyon
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*** [[FeatheredFiend Which would both be horrifying and awesome.]]
27th May '18 10:07:03 AM Sharlee
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* I saw it as another sign of the aliens who sent the Kaiju being TaughtByExperience. They've seen Mutavore, Knifehead, and dozens of other aiju taken down. Otachi being pregnant would give her an extra edge -- yeah, she's dead, but after the Jaegers leave, Otachi Jr. pops out and continues wreaking havoc.

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* I saw it as another sign of the aliens who sent the Kaiju being TaughtByExperience. They've seen Mutavore, Knifehead, and dozens of other aiju kaiju taken down. Otachi being pregnant would give her an extra edge -- yeah, she's dead, but after the Jaegers leave, Otachi Jr. pops out and continues wreaking havoc.havoc.
** Or perhaps the kaiju-makers' own method of reproduction doesn't involve pregnancy - they could lay eggs, spawn like fishes, bud like corals, etc - and it simply ''never occurred to them'' that they '''could''' send two kaiju for the price of one until they caught some insights into human life from Newt. If his swirling memories happened to include a glimpse of a pregnant woman, the makers could have had a "Why didn't we think of that...?" moment and run with the idea.
19th Mar '18 6:52:52 PM Sharlee
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** For all we know, Otachi might've actually been pregnant with a whole ''litter'' of unborn otachis. The one that woke up and attacked Newt might simply have been the only one of the lot to survive the sword attack and impact with the ground.
12th Feb '18 1:18:20 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Biological systems are not really bothered by electromagnetic pulses. Many things else that usually comes with are the problem but it's otherwise not that much worse that say, you computer screen. It'd fry your screen good but you'd just be okay. In the event anyone could make a weapon that releases such a pulse without a nuclear explosion or similar, from a biological system no less([[YouFailBiologyForever um no]])? Yeah sure. Like if you can have 100 tons walking and running on two legs why not have bone shred steel while you're at it?
8th Oct '17 11:37:30 PM Metalshina
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* According to expanded material two other Jaegers, Vulcan Specter and Echo Saber, were stationed outside the Australian Wall and killed by the Cat 4 Kaiju that breached it, the one later dispatched by Striker Eureka. Why were Jaegers guarding a completed part of the Wall? Shouldn't they be elsewhere, protecting the incomplete areas instead?

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* According to expanded material two other Jaegers, Vulcan Specter and Echo Saber, were stationed outside the Australian Wall and killed by the Cat 4 Kaiju that breached it, the one later dispatched by Striker Eureka. Why were Jaegers guarding a completed part of the Wall? Shouldn't they be elsewhere, protecting the incomplete areas instead?instead?
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