Hanji Zoë is my character snk’s fav. Many see her as the mad lover of the titans, but I consider her much more than that; she’s smart, strategist, maternal, direct, the “voice of conscience” within the group, a leader. I love her, that’s why I had to make this tribute. <3
Isayama, show us her story, she deserves it, and DON’T KILL HER!
On the edge of extinction, humanity turned to those willing and ready to defend it. Those who stepped up and worked in teams to protect all that they know and hold dear. Inside the base (commonly referred to as “The Magic Kingdom”) a living community thrives, Rangers, Engineers, Scientists, and civilians live out their lives not in fear, but defiance of the Kaiju threat. Each set of rangers has a different approach to battles. But one thing is true of all of them, they stand and fight for those they love.
First set of what will probably be many. As in the cockpit, the dominant pilot stands to the right (our left). Check out all their individual posts for more in-depth stories on each team.
Anakin, Luke, and Leia are the three co-pilots of the Jaeger Binary Eclipse, and they’re pretty much the greatest Jaeger team in history (although Han Solo begs to differ).
Padme, Bail Organa, and Mon Mothma are the directors of this entire operation. They direct things on the ground, make final executive decisions in the war room, and also deal with government representatives and bureaucratic red tape.
Obi-Wan used to be Anakin’s co-pilot back in the day, but now he handles ops on the ground because he’s “getting too old for this sort of thing.”
Han and Chewie are the co-pilots of the Jaeger Millennium Falcon (of course).
Lando is the superintendent of the Shatterdome: he keeps everything running smoothly, makes sure the funding can stretch and does grant writing when it can’t, and in general mother hens everyone. (He’s the responsible one.)
Luke and Leia are partnered with their dad not only because they all make an amazing team, but also because Anakin can sometimes have trouble with “chasing the rabbit” (he saw a lot of stuff in the first wave of Kaiju attacks, when he was partnered with Obi-Wan, and he never talks about it but Luke and Leia know, because they’ve seen it in the drift), and they’re better than anyone else at pulling him out of it.
(Obi-Wan may or may not work ops for similar reasons.)
Han and Leia have an ongoing, and very vocal, Kaiju kill competition. Leia is currently winning. (Everyone else in the Shatterdome has an ongoing bet about how long it will take them to officially get together.)
One time Artoo basically hijacked a Jaeger and took Threepio along for the ride. They killed two Kaiju.
IDK what Palpatine’s up to, but he’s probably behind the Kaiju somehow.
also han and chewie probably already have their own jaeger?
han and chewie absolutely have their own jaeger, which literally everyone (including han solo) is shocked about.
he was pretty sure he’d never find a better co-pilot than lando, because lando was the whole package—handsome as hell and smart and decided, the way off-the-cuff han never could be; lando had plans, he had so many plans, overarching and glittering and inevitably more than this singular moment, which is as far as han ever planned ahead for.
but lando decided to transition to admin, and han kind of got stuck with this weird hairy soldier dude with a thick (godknowswhat) accent, and it shouldn’t work but does, because chewie is all teeth and protective instinct, and han might play it off otherwise but he is too.
so, chewie says casually, once they meet skywalker and organa, and agree to doubleteam the next kaiju fucker that dares pop its head above sea level.
shut up, han says, but he can feel his ears burning above his collar. just—shut up, okay?
even the fucking laugh comes with an accent, but han’s pretty sure it’s directed at him, nonetheless.
“Our mental synchronization can have only one explanation, we’re drift compatible."
Maybe a start of a new series for me? Maybe? Perhaps? (If it is, it’s either Kida and Milo or Tiana and Naveen next, maybe Merida and Elinor, who knows) I was originally going to do Anna and Elsa but I like Elsa as a techie or engineer so much more. She doesn’t like Anna’s new Co-Pilot but no one can deny how effective they are together. Their new Jaeger (Frozen Heart) has already taken down four Kaijuu since it’s first drop only a few months prior. (click for more explanation) (Aaaaand a little more)