“It’s really about trying to tell the story with something else than the screenplay and the dialogue. When you’re dealing with a genre movie and you’re working with types, you need to deal with them and tell the story in a very simplified and very effective manner. And I try to do it with design, gestures and colours. These things are the things that I lay down in every movie and I hope people notice that they’re there.” - Guillermo del Toro
Pentecost asked for a transfer to the remote Alaska shatterdome and saw that Mako entered the Jaeger Pilot academy under his supervision in Anchorage. His character was now somber but still full of nobility.
Mako became his life force and, in his innermost self, a resolution grew: he would keep her away from piloting a Jaeger and secure her safety above all. [x]