Questions tagged [pacific-rim]

For questions about "Pacific Rim", a 2013 American science fiction film set in the 2020s, when Earth is at war with the Kaijus, colossal monsters which have emerged from an interdimensional portal on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. Also use this tag for questions about the "Pacific Rim" series as a whole.

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Why did they put people who are the opposite sex in the same cell?

Jake & Amara got arrested for violation of Code Ten, Section 14. Operation of an unregistered Jaeger. Why did they put people who are the opposite sex in the same cell?
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Is there anything that prevents them from using plasma guns on helicopters?

In Pacific Rim (2013), one of the Jaegers - Gypsy Danger - has some arm mounted plasma guns, which seem to be really effective against the Kaiju. Is there anything in-universe preventing them from ...
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Were the “non-Japanese” Kaiju negated from the threat analysis in Uprising?

There is one scene in Uprising where Jack is discussing the Kaijus' supposed target based on previous data collected during the first Kaiju War. He mentions, more determines, that the Kaiju's main ...
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Why would the PPDC build more than one Jaeger of a specific specification?

After reading the movie's novelization and it's other paperback novel, Man, Machines and Monsters, one image caught my eye, specifically this one, this image is in the Man, Machines and Monsters book, ...
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Why didn't the PPDC consider rebuilding Crimson Typhoon?

So I watched Pacific Rim again last week, and one scene stuck in my head since then, the destruction of Crimson Typhoon in the battle of Hong Kong Bay. Compared to the Jaegers that were destroyed in ...
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In “Pacific Rim: Uprising”, what is this object in the Jaeger simulator?

About halfway through Pacific Rim: Uprising, Jake Pentecost comes to see Amara Namani in a Jaeger simulator where she's training, and they attempt to drift together. Before that, we see that the ...
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Why aren't the scavengers affected by the toxin in the kaiju blood?

In the movie “Pacific Rim”, isn’t it stated that kaiju blue is toxic to humans? Now, in the scene when the scavengers came up and started scavenging otachi, they appeared to be directly exposed to the ...
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How did Gipsy Danger submerge in water?

In the “Pacific Rim” movie, how did Gipsy Danger fully submerge underwater in operation “pitfall”? Wouldn’t the water do something to the nuclear reactor? And if it doesn’t, why did Cherno Alpha’s ...
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Why don't they just build smaller Jaegers?

In Pacific Rim they need two pilots because the mental load of piloting a skyscraper sized Jaeger is too much for one person. But why don't they just make smaller Jaegers and double team the Kaiju? ...
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What are the in-universe reasons for the kaiju to be pregnant?

In Pacific Rim , one of the kaijus that was beaten by Gipsy Danger was pregnant and have a baby kaiju. So if these are cloned, whats the purpose of pregnancy?
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Right foot symbolism in Pacific Rim

In Pacific Rim, there seems to be a recurrent motif of the right foot. First, Mako loses her right shoe when she is a child, and is shown running with only her left shoe. Her adoptive father, Stacker ...
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Does the mental link between the Jaeger pilots simply just connect and synchronize their movements, or does it also control the Jaeger?

In Pacific Rim, we see the pilots have a mental link that connects each other, and allows them to share memories, instinct and emotions. Does this mental link sends instructions to the Jaeger too? ...
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What kind of ship is the ship–bat in Pacific Rim?

Jaeger dragging ship. All the shots put the ship's beam (width) at 1 or 1½ road lanes. Despite the epicness of the sequence, that's a puny ship. I always thought it was a tanker.
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Why sacrifice the more advanced Jaeger?

In the third act of Pacific Rim (2013), the protagonist forces hatch a plan to destroy The Breach by However, given that the Striker was the only Mark V and represented years of advancement over the ...
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Why don't Jaegers normally use effective weaponry like plasma guns & swords?

In the film Pacific Rim, the primary weapon of Jaegers seem to be fists. Granted, we don't see them at their best, but the only victories were because of Gipsy Danger's weaponry - first, a hand-...
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Why do Jaegers have swords?

In the movie they prove that the swords aren't really necessary with the rocket punches and all. Their resilience and strength is superior to a lot of kajjus. Instead of using a sword to cut couldn't ...
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What Caused the Kaiju Frequency to Increase In a Specific Pattern?

According to Hermann in Pacific Rim, the Kaiju frequency can almost exactly be modeled with the following: In the beginning the Kaiju attacks was spaced by twenty-four weeks, then twelve, ...
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What exactly was the plan in Pacific Rim?

While Raleigh is being shown around the shatterdome he asks Pentecost what the strategy is, the Field Marshal describes using a nuke and having a 'plan'. Raleigh: Wait, running point on what? You ...
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If the Kaiju have a hive mind, why did Slattern call for assistance with sound?

The Kaiju were hypothesised to have a hive mind. It was virtually proven when two Kaiju came through the breach to find Newt after he drifted with part of a dead Kaiju's brain. Given that, why, in ...
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What does the strikethrough text in the Gipsy Danger schematics say?

The Pacific Rim fan community often discuss the Jaeger blueprint diagrams like this. There is a strikethrough text in the Gipsy Danger diagram, below the nuclear vortex turbine. I cannot read it ...
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Was Otachi the first flying Kaiju?

In Pacific Rim we see Gipsy Danger fighting Otachi, midway through the fight Otachi slams Gipsy to the ground (well, onto a roof) before spreading her wings and flying the pair into the upper ...
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Is Cherno Alpha's name in Pacific Rim connected to Chernobyl disaster?

So, according to Pacific Rim wiki, it seems like the name of the Mark I Jaeger is a reference to the Chernobog or, more generally, to the Russian term for "black" (Cherno)... but, given the shape of ...
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Did Kaiju release toxins?

In accordance to their increasing size and strength, the Defense Corps created a "Category" scale, classifying Kaiju on the basis of toxicity and water displacement. Referred from http://...
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In Pacific Rim wouldn't it have made sense if the breach was one way [closed]

I was thinking, would it have been more secure if the Precursors and had set-up the breach to Earth in such a way that it would allow a kaiju to enter earth but not return back. Their aim was to ...
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Where do they get the Jaeger strength measurement from in “Pacific Rim”?

In the movie Pacific Rim, Crimson Typhoon is described as having "50 diesel engines per muscle strand" of strength. Where did they get that from? Is that a complete fantasy measurement that they came ...
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Maximum Operating Depth of a Jaeger

My sister was watching Pacific Rim the other day so as a fan of the movie I decided to join her. I've never really cared about the science of the movie because I've always taken it at face value. It ...
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What made people think the Anti-Kaiju Wall would work?

What are the in-universe reasons for the initial faith in the Anti-Kaiju Wall? This question has bothered me ever since I saw the film many months ago. I realise that it's a spectacle / monster-...
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If the Kaiju are clones why do they look different? [duplicate]

In the briefing scene when Newt is trying to convince Pentecost to support his plan he announces (in almost the same breath) these two statements: Kaiju Why do we divide the category system? ...
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Why don't they place a fortress near the Entrance in Pacific Rim

We see in the movie that Jaegers can clearly survive down there. Also we know that the reason the Jaegers are spread thin is the large area. What if we placed a fortress, or at least a guard, and ...
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Why didn't they build the Jaegers twice as big as the Kaiju to crush them easily?

Really, instead of three one-hundred-metre robots, why not use the resources to build one three-hundred-metre goliath (yeah yeah, didn't think it through. It would just be really skinny!) to send the ...
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Was the timing of Leatherback's EMP significant?

I was re-watching Pacific Rim the other day and got to the scene in Hong Kong harbour where the three Jagers fought Leatherback and Otachi. I noticed that Leatherback seemed to wait until Striker ...
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How fast are the Pacific Rim Jaegers?

Striker Eureka is said to be the fastest Jaeger with a stat card speed rating of '10' out of a scale I'm assuming of 1-10. We see Striker running through thigh deep water in Hong Kong Bay to engage ...
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Which 'Pacific Rim' Jaeger had the most overall kills?

I'm trying to identify which Jaeger had the most Kaiju kills. On screen ‎Gipsy Danger had the most Kaiju kills with 9 but it seemed that some of the others had been battling (off screen) for years ...
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Isn't the bomb in 'Pacific Rim' a bit small?

In Pacific Rim their plan is to throw a 1.2 megatons nuclear bomb into the breach. Although this is reasonably sizeable for a nuke (Hiroshima was only 12.5 kilotons, about a thousand times less ...
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Where did the money for continuing the Jaeger program come from?

In the beginning of the movie, the funding for the Jaeger program is being cancelled, because they aren't good enough. Pentecost however, says he doesn't need his financiers, he's going to go on ...
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Were the Kaiju metamorphic animals?

While thinking on Pacific Rim, it occurred to me that several factors suggested the Kaiju were actually a creature that goes through metamorphic changes (like how caterpillars become butterflies). ...
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If someone was in another's memory, wouldn't they see it from that person's perspective?

In Pacific Rim shouldn't Raleigh have seen Mako's memory from her perspective since he was never there in the first place?
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How does 3-person 3-arm control work on the Chinese Jaeger?

From what I understand, the way Jaegers are supposed to work, 2 pilots use 100% identical movements to control the Jaeger's movement, which mimics pilots' moves. However, the Chinese Jaeger has 3 ...
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How did the Precursors know to invade earth? (Pacific Rim)

The Pacific Rim wiki explains that the Precursors became interested in Earth during the Triassic period, or some pre-history time, but it wasn't suitable for them. Millions of years later, the ...
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In Pacific Rim what is keeping the ocean from rushing into the breach

In the movie Pacific Rim, the breach is located at the bottom of the ocean. What keeps our ocean from just emptying itself into this breach or their atmosphere rushing out?
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How did the escape pods travel back through The Breach in Pacific Rim?

Spoilerific. Earlier in the film, the scientific team coordinating the Jaeger program identify that the breach is protected by some kind of alien technology. It is said that the breach has a coded ...
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How does this jaeger remain unaffected by the EMP blast?

During the battle off the coast of Hong Kong, Leatherback emits an electromagnetic pulse How is this Jaeger different? It is nuclear powered, but like the other units, it is controlled by electronic ...
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How does a Jaeger balance on its pair of feet?

A Jaeger has two legs and yet it is able to balance itself on them alone under different terrains including ocean floors. Do the humans inside it have any mechanism of knowing the differences in ...
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What inspired the Kaiju's design?

In the movie Pacific Rim, a Kaiju's resembles the earth's dinosaurs(except the dinosaurs lay eggs). It also resembles rhinoceros with its hard skin and the Godzilla. Which creature(s) inspired its ...
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In Pacific Rim, why aren't Jaegers pilots crushed by extreme accelerations?

How come crews from Red Baron and Pacific Rim are not injured by intense acceleration of humanoid warmachine while piloting from inside? They fall from great distances and continue walking without a ...
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The Precursor invasion plan (moderate spoilers for Pacific Rim)

Toward the middle of Pacific Rim, it becomes apparent that the entities sending the Kaiju Eventually one of the Kaiju attacks a city, Why on earth would an intelligent species send that particular ...
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Does “Pacific Rim” have references/influences from kaiju / mecha genre?

Wiki states that: Del Toro envisioned Pacific Rim as an earnest, colorful adventure story, with an "incredibly airy and light feel", in contrast to the "super-brooding, super-dark, cynical summer ...
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Who names the Kaiju?

In Pacific Rim, the Kaiju emerge from The Breach and show up on the radar. They are identified and the Jaeger(s) deployed. It was my understanding from the movie that When Choi identifies the ...