History Headscratchers / PacificRim

14th Sep '17 11:21:51 AM dartblaze
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* There's also the fact that the Kaiju was using both of its claws to lift them and its wings to fly. It essentially gave them a perfect shot at its underside, a time when it had no way of defending itself. They ''could've'' pulled out the sword while on the ground, but there's no guarantee that it would've been half as effective.
2nd Aug '17 9:24:22 AM Sharlee
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** There's as much neuroscience as engineering involved in Drift technology, and Newt knows neuroscience. His assembly of a Drift headset from spare parts makes as much sense as a RealLife neuroscientist assembling an electroencephalograph from stock components: not a skill ''all'' of them would have, but a reasonable one for an individual expert to have learned.
2nd Aug '17 9:16:15 AM Sharlee
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** Maybe the Kaiju-masters ''caused'' the comet impact, hoping the resulting atmospheric changes would make Earth more suitable for them. We don't know jack about their ''other'' technologies besides Kaiju-crafting, so diverting a handy comet into a new trajectory may not be beyond them. As it happened, the resulting global winter ''didn't'' suit them and they waited another 65 million years to try a new tactic, this time using giant monsters to clear out the indigenous critters that'd founded a civilization in the interim.
2nd Aug '17 9:08:08 AM Sharlee
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*** Kaiju are apparently constructed piece by piece, Frankenstein-style. Possibly their tissues are designed to go dormant when denied an oxygen supply so their other organs won't suffer damage while their circulatory and respiratory systems are being bodged together. The fetus effectively went into hibernation when Otachi's uterus went hypoxic, then revived when the organ-harvesters cut her abdomen open and let in some fresh air. As for surviving the impact, the wing on that half of Otachi may have caught a lot more air on the way down than did the wing on the other half.

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*** ** Kaiju are apparently constructed piece by piece, Frankenstein-style. Possibly their tissues are designed to go dormant when denied an oxygen supply so their other organs won't suffer damage while their circulatory and respiratory systems are being bodged together. The fetus effectively went into hibernation when Otachi's uterus went hypoxic, then revived when the organ-harvesters cut her abdomen open and let in some fresh air. As for surviving the impact, the wing on that half of Otachi may have caught a lot more air on the way down than did the wing on the other half.
2nd Aug '17 9:07:20 AM Sharlee
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*** Kaiju are apparently constructed piece by piece, Frankenstein-style. Possibly their tissues are designed to go dormant when denied an oxygen supply so their other organs won't suffer damage while their circulatory and respiratory systems are being bodged together. The fetus effectively went into hibernation when Otachi's uterus went hypoxic, then revived when the organ-harvesters cut her abdomen open and let in some fresh air. As for surviving the impact, the wing on that half of Otachi may have caught a lot more air on the way down than did the wing on the other half.
18th Jun '17 4:12:45 PM Couch-Gamer
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** As said above, the original plan was for Striker to carry the bomb while being escorted by the other three Jeagers and fight two Cat 2 Kaiju at most once at the rift. When Crimson and Cherno fell it had to be tossed out and Pentecoste had to rush an attack as soon as possible to have any chance of succeeding. This was made clear when they noted that two Cat 4's had come through the Rift but were simply circling it, defending. A behavior never before demonstrated by any other kaiju. When they got to the Rift and started fighting, Slattern's arrival meant THAT plan had to go out, as it was 3 on 2 instead of 2 v 2. Not only THAT, but Gypsy was critically damaged and lost combat effectiveness right when Slattern called for help. Meaning the bomb carrier Striker was facing 2 on 1 odds against the strongest Kaiju ever. Pentecoste knew he had no chance of completing the original plan and decided to sacrifice himself to take out or critically injure the two kaiju so Gypsy could do the bomb run. He basically succeeded, killing the Cat 4 and injuring the Cat 5 enough that Gypsy could kill it even when heavily damaged. Not to bad for spur of the moment.
4th Jun '17 9:55:01 AM nombretomado
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* I notice TVtropes makes special mention of Mutavore being one of the only confirmed female kaiju, but there are no sources and I can't find anything else to substantiate this. Where is their gender specified?

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* I notice TVtropes Wiki/TVTropes makes special mention of Mutavore being one of the only confirmed female kaiju, but there are no sources and I can't find anything else to substantiate this. Where is their gender specified?
23rd Apr '17 11:13:08 AM Sharlee
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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that SufficientlyAdvancedAliens would come after us with lumbering behemoths that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?

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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity.(until Hong Kong) cooperation. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that SufficientlyAdvancedAliens would come after us with lumbering behemoths that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?
23rd Apr '17 11:11:44 AM Sharlee
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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that aliens would come after us with creatures that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?

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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that aliens SufficientlyAdvancedAliens would come after us with creatures lumbering behemoths that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?
23rd Apr '17 11:10:25 AM Sharlee
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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that aliens would come after us with creatures that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?
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