The Jaegers of Pacific Rim

  • Karpal was a giant, among the top lawyers in the world, says legal fraternity
    Karpal was a giant, among the top lawyers in the world, says legal fraternity

    The late Karpal Singh was described as a "giant" in the legal fraternity by the Malaysian Bar which represents 13,000 lawyers. Bar president Christopher Leong said Karpal, who had been in practice for more than 40 years, was a towering Malaysian and a courageous man. Leong remembered Karpal recently telling him that even if he was gone,... …

  • My last meeting with Mr Karpal Singh
    My last meeting with Mr Karpal Singh

    I met Mr Karpal Singh at his office in Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, about 7pm last night and spent about 45 minutes with him. He had called me earlier to collect a copy of a court judgment of an important case. He told me to come as early as possible because he had to go to Penang later that night, as he was defending a client in a murder trial... …

  • Selangor assembly in minute’s silence for Karpal Singh
    Selangor assembly in minute’s silence for Karpal Singh

    SHAH ALAM, April 17 — Selangor lawmakers paid their respects today to DAP veteran lawmaker Karpal Singh by observing a minute of silence to mark his death from a fatal crash this morning. At the... …

  • Tributes and expressions of shock pour in for Tiger of Jelutong
    Tributes and expressions of shock pour in for Tiger of Jelutong

    As Malaysia woke to the tragic news of the passing of opposition icon Karpal Singh, tributes and expressions of shock poured in through social media, with "Karpal Singh" and "Tiger of Jelutong" among the top news trending on Twitter since this morning. One Twitter user going by the handle @Babyan Haha posted: "RIP Karpal Singh. My father even... …

  • Perkasa’s Zul Noordin celebrates Karpal’s death as clearing path for hudud
    Perkasa’s Zul Noordin celebrates Karpal’s death as clearing path for hudud

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 17- As Malaysians mourn the loss of veteran lawmaker Karpal Singh, Perkasa vice-president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin instead said the DAP leader’s passing removes a major obstacle... …

  • Karpal fought for the weak and oppressed, he was a true friend, says Guan Eng
    Karpal fought for the weak and oppressed, he was a true friend, says Guan Eng

    Penang has lost one of its favourite sons today following the tragic death of Karpal Singh, a man who took up the baton and fought for the defenceless, the weak and the oppressed, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today. "It is said that there are no permanent friends or enemies in politics, but there are permanent principles," Lim told... …

In "Pacific Rim", when gigantic alien beings started emerging from the rift in the Pacific Ocean in 2013, humanity had little response against the monsters that would later be known as Kaijus. The first attack happened in San Franciso when the Kaiju, known as 'Tresspasser', destroys the Golden Gate Bridge on what was known as K-Day when the first Kaijus appeared.

Humanity's initial response to stem the Kaiju threat was to destroy them with nuclear weapons, but the risk of radiation and collateral damage to the planet demanded a better solution. After the Kaiju's fourth attack in Australia, a scientist named Dr. Jasper Schoenfeld gets inspired after seeing his child playing with his robot and monster toys.

Thus, the Jaeger Program was initiated, named after the German word for hunter. The Jaegers would be controlled by two or more specially trained pilots called Rangers, who must form a 'neural bridge' between them and the machine. This connection is known as the Drift.

But even at the edge of humanity's hope, these few remaining Jaegers are the ones that will still stand up against the Kaijus if mankind is to face extinction.

Coyote Tango

Launched in 2015 as a Mark-1 class jaeger, Coyote Tango is one of the first Jaegers to be built from the Jaeger Program. Though it is one of the few known Jaegers that can be controlled by a single pilot, it was piloted by none other than the legendary Jaeger pilot Stacker Pentecost, and his friend Tamsin Sevier.

The Jaegar comes with two atomic canons on its shoulders that can be fired from long range before engaging with the Kaiju. While it has light armor, it traded protection for speed and agility which allowed the Jaeger to perform quick attack maneuvers on the Kaijus and evade their attacks.

Coyote Tango had a total confirmed kill of 2 Kaijus, including the Kaiju 'Onibabain' that attacked Tokyo.

Cherno Alpha

Cherno Alpha was launched in 2017 and is one of the only two Mark-4 Jaegers to be launched, which was followed by China's own Crimson Typhoon about a month later. The Jaeger is the most heavily armored of all the Jaegers, making it the heaviest with the weight of 2,412 tonnes that epitomizes slow but sturdy. One of its unconventional design is its 'head' which is actually a massive power reserve for the Jaeger, and serves as a distraction for the Kaijus trying to locate the pilots' cockpit that is hidden away in the torso of the Jaeger.

The jaeger is piloted by the married couple, Aleksis and Sasha Kaidanovsky. Sasha holds the record for having the longest and most stable neural bridge connection to her Jaeger besides Stacker Pentecost, in contrast to her husband who is known for his aggressive streak that has become a concern on the battlefield.

Cherno Alpha uses a pair of fist that are electrically charged by Tesla cells, and the pilots makes it a habit to pound their fists together before attacking a Kaiju as a taunt. It also has foot spikes on its underfoot that can be deployed to lock the Jaeger in its place.

Crimson Typhoon

This 250 feet (75 meters) Jaeger was built in Beijing and launched in 2018, shortly after Cherno Alpha, to battle against the Kaiju 'Sydney'. Unlike the standard 2 pilot configuration in other Jaegers, it is piloted by 3 pilots; the Wei triplets.

Because of the extra brainpower, the Jaeger's design is a little out of the ordinary humanoid structure of other Jaegers, namely a large arm where an Extreme Plasmacaster Canon (EPC) is placed, and two smaller arms with saw claws.

This has made it one of the deadliest Jaeger to be on active duty, as Crimson Typhoon has the second highest number of Kaijus slain with 7 kills.

Striker Eureka

As the latest Jaeger to be launched among all the other Jaegers, Striker Eureka is a Mark-5 Jaeger and boasts some of the most advanced weaponry and technology from the Jaeger Program. The 250 feet (75 meters) megaton is considered by many to be the most powerful among all the remaining active Jaegers and has the record to prove it.

The Jaeger is piloted by the father-son duo, Herc and Chuck Hansen. While Herc is a well-decorated Jaeger pilot, his son lacks experience but makes up for it with his skills and stamina that enables him to master all aspect of his Ranger training.

Striker Eureka is armed with ion-charged brass knuckles on both fists, added by retractable thermal-charged sting blades mounted on each arms for vicious close combat. But the deadliest weapon in Striker Eureka's arsenal is its anti-Kaiju missile launcher that is embedded in its chest plate.

The Jaeger currently holds the highest number of Kaiju kills of 11.

Gipsy Danger

Built after its predecessor Romeo Blue was destroyed by the Kaiju, Gipsy Danger was launched in 2017 and is deemed as the oldest Jaeger to have been recalled to serve in the present Human-Kaiju war.

This Jaeger is piloted by the Becket brothers (Yancy and Raleigh) with 5 confirmed kills.

As a Mark-3 Jaeger, it is the last remaining Jaeger to be powered by a nuclear reactor that can be used to charge the thrusters on its elbows to give Gipsy Danger an added punch, and in the losing war against the Kaiju, this Jaeger may play a special role as humanity's last hope.

Follow @YahooMalaysia on LINE for daily news updates.

Comments on Yahoo pages are subject to our link to Comments Guidelines. You are responsible for any content that you post. Yahoo is not responsible or liable in any way for comments posted by its users. Yahoo does not in any way endorse or support comments made by its users.

  • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says The Malay Mail Online
    ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge... …

  • Wreck hunter confident MH370 crash site found, says Aussie paper The Malaysian Insider
    Wreck hunter confident MH370 crash site found, says Aussie paper

    A wreck hunter is confident that the search teams had pinpointed the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and believes that the black boxes will be located soon, the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reports. David Mearns, director of Blue Water Recoveries told the ABC's 7.30 programme yesterday, he was confident that, because of their... …

  • One dead as S. Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks AFP News
    One dead as S. Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks

    South Korea's coastguard said Wednesday one person had been killed as it struggled to rescue 476 people -- mostly high school students -- aboard a ferry that ran aground and sank off the southern coast. "The ferry is almost completely submerged," Lee said, adding that a detachment of South Korean Navy SEALS were taking part in the rescue. Of the 450 passengers on board the ferry bound for the southern resort island of Jeju, 325 were students from a high school in Ansan, south of Seoul. The …