Pacific Rim by Guliermo Del Toro

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  1. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Wasn´t it said that the kaiju were terrified of the aliens in the Anteverse and worshiped them like gods? You have be pretty fucking terrifying to scare a creature the size of an aircraft carrier.

    I hope they bring back the matador Fury idea. A jaeger driven by convicts is a nice idea.
     
  2. Scrapmaker

    Scrapmaker For the Honor

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    I know they mentioned that some humans think that Kaiju are the personified wrath of gods, but no mention of how the Kaiju supposedly felt about their masters.
     
  3. SHINOBI03

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    Weren't they created in that assembly line we saw during Newt's drift? I'm pretty sure total obedience is included in package too and they don't question their orders from their masters.
     
  4. MetalicGrunt

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    The Fury pilots weren't really "convicts" so to say - they were branded as such so they would be forced to pilot fury.
     
  5. bookwormdalek

    bookwormdalek Gotta get a grip

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    The difference being that the ants are animals, insects at that.

    And the story was so stupid that if you believe it actually happened, you might need a mental check up.
     
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    Well... I never know with you.
     
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    I think this is the case. It's never insinuated that the Kaiju fear the Precursors; they're just glorified weapons rolled of the assembly line to murder other species, driven only by primal instincts, minor intellects and the will of their creators.

    It's part of their evil-counterpart shtick with the Jaegers; both are titans driven by the commands of others.
     
  8. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    Pacific Rim Auction

    Props from the movie are being auctioned off, with new stuff to be added every day.

    Now where are those goddamn shoes.
     
  9. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Yes where are those goddamn shoes.

    They're cool but nothing that I truly need to have.
     
  10. Wrecker217

    Wrecker217 There's a 50 character limit to titles. Now you kn

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    The year was 2026. It had been nearly 2 years since we destroyed the portal between our world and that of those creating the Kaiju clones. The Jaeger program had been largely shut down following the news that the Kaiju’s means of entry into our world had been destroyed, but the units still in existence following The War were kept in cold-storage in the event of Kaiju once again finding a way to our world. A treaty had been signed between all those nations either with Jaeger programs, or those actively supporting them, stating that a defensive pact be made ensuring that in the event of a Kaiju resurgence all international differences be put aside for the survival of the race.

    Unexpectedly, in December of 2026 well over a dozen Kaiju emerged from the ocean on the East coast of America near Maine, far more than had ever been seen at one time. Without any warning the nations of the world were unable to mobilize their Jaegers before the Kaiju started laying waste to cities. Within 24 hours over 500,000 people were dead or missing. Then, an unidentified mech, totally unlike any of the Jaegers developed by any country with active programs, appeared seemingly out of nowhere. This machine’s weapons and defenses were entirely unlike anything developed in any known program; extremely adaptive and energy absorbent hull, and advanced energy weapons including particle beams, matter displacement arrays, high-explosive flechette rounds, and a monstrously powerful plasma weapon with an ordinance close to 8,000 kilotons and a range of several miles. This giant, although only around 50 meters tall as compared to Cherno Alpha or Coyote Tango’s 85 meters, put up one of the most one-sided fights we had ever seen against any Kaiju, let alone that many. The world stood in awe of this beast, easily the most advanced piece of weaponry known to mankind.

    Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, America had met this machine nearly 70 years ago, in 1958. It had “gone rogue” in a small Maine town, laying waste to the large military detachment sent in response to its discovery, and was subsequently destroyed with nuclear ordinance. This was passed off as a test firing internationally. The re-emergence of the “Iron Giant”, as it had come to be called, was a massive shock to the US government. There was some belief that this was not the same machine, but a similar model, but upon dispatching the Kaiju it began asking for someone named “Hogarth”. The name was tracked down to be Hogarth Hughes, a 77 year old man living in the same small town as the original “Iron Giant” encounter. Unfortunately, one of the earlier Kaiju attacks targeted this town and Hogarth was never found. Upon hearing this news the “Iron Giant” went into a rage and dove deep into the Atlantic off the coast of Maine. Probes sent to the newly opened portal reported seeing the machine entering it with all weapons active. 28 hours later the portal closed.

    For nearly 80 years since the “Iron Giant” closed the portal, there was no sign of the Kaiju or their creators, until April 4, 2106, when a bright light shown in the night sky, from a star system 80 light years away. Not missing the significance of this coincidence, we immediately re-positioned the solar orbit of our Xeropho teledisc to bring the distant star, HD-142981, within its scope of vision. Two months later, Xeropho aligned for a microsecond in its orbit with our sun and HD-142981, and in that moment, it captured electromagnetic radiation that had traveled over 80 years to be focused by the gravity of our sun on to its mirror.

    The image we saw was of seven planets and a cloud of dust where an eighth had been, positioned between the fourth and fifth. Our simulations showed that the planet had been disintegrated in a cataclysmic explosion just two months before, explaining the source of the light we had seen.

    No 'natural' astrophysical event could explain the explosion. Now we knew why the Kaiju had not revisited us.

    Wherever you are Iron Giant, the hearts of Humanity go out to you.

    MrNotSoBright comments on [EU] The Iron Giant is thrown into the world of Pacific Rim

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  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    That idea.....it gives me the feels.
     
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    What is this, lame fan fiction or bad comedy?
     
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    "This is bad Comedy"
     
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    Something I found to kill time and thought was interesting.


    So the first one.
     
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    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    This pleases me.
     
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    There seem to be bits of the Avengers in the plot of Atlantic Rim near the end too. Rogue military leaders fire a nuclear missile at New York to kill the giant monster, and the guy in the red flying mech suit (who is totally not Iron Man) jams the missile, and flies it off into space, where it kills the bad guy. Then he barely survives, crashed to earth, where his team-mates save him. Only thing missing with the shawarma scene.