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Some of the ship girls appearing in Volume 2. note 
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The character sheet for the fanwork Pacific: World War II US Navy Shipgirls, which like the work it's based on, hosts an entire fleet's worth of personified ships. Unlike Kantai Collection, its source material, most of these ship girls are from the US Navy.


Character sheets

All identified ship girls are listed on the following pages, each divided by their respective naval and ship class.

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     Fairies 

Just like their IJN counterparts, the American Navy ships get their own selection of fairies. Most of them are present in supplementary works such as Aeronautica or Action Report.


  • Ace Pilot: The aircraft fairies in Action Report are represented by a Gender-bent Moe version of a famous American ace.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Some notable examples include Narwhal's Marine Raider fairies and Nevada's Paratroopers.
  • Fairy Companion: Not unlike their IJN rivals. For one, Nevada has a bunch of 101st Airborne Paratroopers defending her dresser.
  • Lilliputian Warriors: Narwhal's Marine raider fairies count, but the cake goes to Nevada's paratroopers for actually firing on her commanding officer.
  • Moe Anthropomorphism: In the case of the Aviation fairies, of American aces from World War II.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: STEC has classified fairies into three general types:
    • Specialist Fairies: these focus on a designated role, distinguishable by dress and will actively interact with each other, ship girls and STEC personnel.
    • "Standard" Fairies: they are uncommunicative, mostly ignore humans in favor of thier specific tasks. They go about refiing materials, and repairing any equipment on base, even the admirals at times, building stuff, and gathering food while not milling about or napping.
    • The Unique Fairies: They claim to be historical figures, look like a Super-Deformed version of them and possess vast knowledge of person details of the person. STEC isn't quite sure as if they are a copy, imprinting, somehow linked or imitating the person in question. They are also the only fairies able to communicate with humans.
  • Out of Focus: Averted, unlike its source material. Several fairies get their own little focus and further exploration.
  • Super-Deformed: Most other fairies fall into this category, such as the one based on Dorie Miller.
  • Technician vs. Performer: As per the theme of Pacific, the American fairies rely mainly on more advanced equipment and such in order to compete with their rivals and foes.
  • Veteran Unit: Unlike their IJN counterparts, who have varying levels of veterancy depending on the kanmusu in question, American fairies start out subpar while gradually getting better and better as they acquire experience.

     Morgane 
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Pacific's head writer, only seen in the accompanying 4-komas.


  • Author Avatar: Of Pacific's head writer, Morgane of the Mists.
  • Catchphrase: "Well met. I am Morgane."
  • Cool Teacher: What her outfit and mannerisms all but state to the readers.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Not her, but this is pretty much what she does when introducing a particular character in every 4-koma starring her thus far.
  • Glasses Pull: Does this when consulting books on important information.
  • Pointy Ears
  • Yonkoma: Specifically, she is the host of the accompanying 4-komas, usually introducing the readers to one particular US Navy ship girl.

     STEC-USN 
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Special Task and Evaluation Command, United States Navy is a government agency founded during The Korean War by President Harry Truman, and later grew in size during the Eisenhower administration. Responsible for handling the US Navy ship girls and fighting any Abyssal they make contact with.


  • Big Good: In the sense that it's the one who gives the USN ship girls their missions and coordinates them into an effective fighting force.
    • In-Universe, it's also this for the other ship girl-handling organizations due to being the first one established and having the most experience.
  • Covert Group with Mundane Front: In the public's and even most of the US military's eyes, it's simply the US Navy's research and development division. The truth is far more complicated than that.
  • Expy: Of S.H.I.E.L.D., in terms of how it's organized, and The Pan Pacific Defense Corps, in terms of how they fight Abyssals much like Jaegers to Kaiju.
  • Government Agency of Fiction: Provides the current page image.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Averted. STEC as a whole is actually very efficient.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The organization as a whole is this in spades.

     ARC 
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Abyssal Response Command is the Soviet Union's answer to the United States' STEC-USN agency, handling all ship girls of Soviet origin.


  • Chummy Commies: Portrayed sympathetically, as with the Soviet Union as a whole in-universe.
  • Out of Focus: So far, we only get to see a handful of their members In-Universe, and even then, only two of their ship girls.
  • Reds with Rockets: Like STEC-USN above, it's under the Soviet Navy's direct watch.

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    NKT 

Nihon Kaigun Tokusentai is the Japanese force in control of their shipgirls.


  • State Sec: It has no oversight and answers to no one but itself.

     Abyssals 

The Abyssal fleet of Pacific's universe. An Alien Invasion force from another dimension rather than resentful spirits. So far little is known about their motivations, origins and goals beyond that they are hostile towards humanity.


  • Alien Blood: Abyssals have blue “blood” that appears responsible for healing and controlling the unit’s actions.
  • Animalistic Abomination: Most Abyssals draw from marine mammals and exotic technology for their appearance giving them an alien appearance, as well being much larger than comparative species and possess
  • Another Dimension: Word of God places them as natives of one.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Abyssal scout ships show a marked tendency towards close ranged fighting, only firing their guns and torpedoes a few times before attempting to engage in melee combat.
  • Cute Monster Girl: The Humanoid-shaped Abyssals.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: There is one named Humanoid Abyssal apparently known as Artois who seems to be this to the entire Abyssal fleet.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Most Abyssals tend to be ship sized beings as opposed to human sized ship girls. Not the Humanoid Abyssals like Artois though.
  • Expy: In terms of appearance and organization, to the Kaiju from Pacific Rim.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation : Their attacks trigger this in humans.
  • Healing Factor: Abyssals units are noted to have high regenerative rates and bioactive armor.
  • Humanoid Abomination: There are at least two human-looking abyssals. Their armor and weapons are grown organically from their bodies and can be hidden as well. Their mentality is (apparently) not likely to be more more human.
  • Mind Rape: Abyssals produce an aura of terror, with the Nightmare class ones have a far more advanced version that produces illusions and visions that very quickly cause humans to Go Mad from the Revelation in an estimated radius of 50 to 75 kilometers. They can focus as a beam attack, currently the effects are unknown.
  • Mobile Menace: Abyssals have no clear portals from where they come from or bases established in the seas.
  • No Body Left Behind: Abyssals do not leave much in the way of corpses, preventing study by STEC, RN-STEC or ARC scientists.
  • Shrouded in Myth: For all the things known about them, a lot of questions and details on how exactly the Abyssals function, etc. remain unanswered, resulting in a lot of rumors, assumptions, and legends on their capabilities.
  • Those Were Only Their Scouts: The Abyssals have not yet arrived in force, making every battle so far this trope.

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