July 28th, 2016
Trespasser changed things. Before, “victory at all costs” was thought unacceptable. There were lines not to be crossed, not ever again; Trespasser, Hundun, Kaiceph and Scissure brought the nuclear option back to the table in an uncomfortable way, even after the first production run of Mark I’s came off the assembly line.
It never reached broad public awareness, but thousands of scientists and engineers and all the Mark I pilot candidates knew the disquieting truth: at the heart of each and every nuclear-powered Jaeger was a bomb waiting to go off.
Nomenclature, part One of Apocalypse Vocabulary
It was agreed in the investigative commission that the specific terminology used in the training manuals and academy courses would be self-destruct sequence and reactor meltdown.
Pre-canon, after Onibaba, Stacker’s POV. Investigative committees! Saucy Gottliebs! Texting in class! Tamsin “Glory-Be-To-God-And-England” Sevier and Blue Öyster Cult! Snark! And, you know, inconclusive brain scans and PTSD. But SASS!