Stormpilot, FinnRey, Reylo, Darkpilot, all ships that I don’t know the name of but are still awesome, where are you jaeger teams? What are your jaegers named? Why are we fighting when we could be having a Star Wars fandom Pacific Rim event?
Lilo and Nani lost both their parents when their Jaeger (Ohana King) fell in of the Kaijuu attacks.Due to a severe storm hovering over the area where Ohana King was at the time it had gone off the radar and was never found.
Nani was still a child herself when she had to take up the mantle and play both mother and father to Lilo. When given the opportunity to join the corps and train to become Jaeger pilots, Nani agreed if only to have enough money for food and a consistent roof over their heads. A few years after living on base Marshall Cobra Bubbles got word that a rescue team had news on the whereabouts of the wreckage of Ohana King. Upon finding it, they discovered something else, something worse. A remote team was experimenting on live animals with the remains of the Kaijuu DNA. Most of their creations died off, but one survived, a little french bulldog who had curiously turned blue during the experiments. His tongue and eyes sometimes glow and he is super intelligent.
After some extreme begging and persuasive talking Lilo convinced Cobra Bubbles to allow him to stay and named him Stitch. With the official title of a “Therapy Dog” he was able to live with them and became a sort of mascot for Nani’s Jaeger team.
When Lilo got old enough she enlisted as well, and when Nani’s old partner David injured his leg to the point where he had to retire she became her sister’s co-pilot. David still helps by piloting one of the helicopters that bring the Jaegers out of the base. With it’s new jockey’s Ohana King has never operated so smoothly.
CHIRRUT / BAZE: Fighting together side by side in a jaeger since their early days. When Chirrut is blinded by a kaiju Baze becomes his eyes once they are in the drift, a place that Chirrut also calls the Force, while Chirrut remains Baze’s fixed point so that the drift does not lure him down rabbitholes. Their jaeger is the Guardian. It is colored with sandy reds and dark blues and is loaded with blaster guns. Additionally, from a slot in its right leg produces a metal electrostatic staff that unfolds to its full size for battle usage.
JYN / CASSIAN: After ‘recruiting’ Jyn from a prison camp to find out more about the superweapon, they go head to head about the usage of the jaegers in these battles. After a bout of arguing and getting into a brawl the Resistance notes their compatibility. At first they are resistant to the notion, even as far as refusing the neural compatibility test, but after a run-through in the dark grey K2sO Jaeger they find they have more in common than they thought. Their weapon specialties are blaster rockets for long range attacks and dual swords for close range.
BODHI: Formerly a cargo shuttler for Krennic turned Jaeger technician for Chirrut/Baze and Jyn/Cassian. It is with his knowledge that they are able to sneak onto Scarif, the holding facility which has the superweapon’s plans, and courier them back to the Resistance for safer usage to defeat the kaiju. Later on he is proposed/initiated as an additional pilot for the Guardian (which would undergo maintenance to adapt to this addition).
GALEN / KRENNIC: former Jaeger pilot team. Old tensions remain after Galen retires from the Jaeger program and at first refuses to help Krennic build a destructive weapon that could potentially kill all kaiju but also could wipe out most of humankind in the process. The only ones who would be except would be select people whom they feel would be “proper” for continuing humankind. Krennic still feels the sting of this and hates Galen for everything that has happened since. Their former jaeger’s name was Catalyst.
They’re so in sync, Annabeth can go and get snacks from the mess hall and Percy doesn’t even look up when she tosses them at him and he catches them with ease.
Their jaeger is called Yankee Tsunami.
It’s the fastest in the fleet, but their favorite attack against kaiju is the hydro-punch.
When they first starting being co-pilots, they were not drift compatible at all.
During the training phase, they kept getting out of alignment, out of rhythm with each other, and they nearly blew up half of the Shatterdome in the process.
They got stuck chasing the rabbit together, living each other’s lives through memories. While it only took a minute, it felt like a lifetime.
They spent a month in med bay when they got pulled out, but they have been inseparable since.
Annabeth learned about how Percy lost his father in the first kaiju attack, just a scared little boy running through the city streets covered in snow-like ash.
Percy learned about Annabeth and how she’s been training to be a jaeger pilot since the start, a soldier without a family.
Their longest fight lasted eighteen hours and thirty-four minutes, a record.
Percy’s unofficial motto is “Punch first, repeat with the punching.”
Annabeth has picked up some of Percy’s mannerisms, like bouncing his leg and having a penchant for blue foods.
Leo designed all of the jaegers, fussing over their conditions when they come back, and he complains that the pilots don’t love them as much as he does.
Jason, Percy’s old co-pilot, got paralyzed when their jaeger - Bronco Thunder - was smashed off the coast of Tokyo, and now he’s confined to a wheelchair and trains new recruits.
Frank takes over with most of the hand-to-hand combat training. While he’s never been in a jaeger, he’s unbeatable in a sparring match. Everyone jokes that Frank could take down a kaiju with his bare hands if he wanted to.
Nico and Reyna’s jaeger exploded after a core meltdown. They’re grounded until Leo can finish their new jaeger, but Leo says it will have near-invisible cloaking technologies, even most radars won’t be able pick it up. They are still fighting about what to name it.
Piper and Hazel are the newest members of the fleet but that doesn’t mean they can’t pack a punch. They are the first all-female jaeger team since its founding, and they’ve dominated the toy industry. Their jaeger, Full Metal Belle, has over taken Barbie and GI Joe sales. There’s a TV show in the works based on their namesake.
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.