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Pacific Rim Fan Theories

Updated March 14, 2018 3.7k votes 801 voters 34.6k views15 items

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Hardcore nerds are steadily hypothesizing about the loopholes and hidden meanings that riddle the Pacific Rim universe. In an attempt to figure out what's really going on behind the plethora of Pacific Rim mysteries, fans have taken to the internet to seek help and validation from their fellow sci-fi freaks. Trying to make sense of their Pacific Rim fan theories, they come together and gather the facts concerning the alien Kaiju and the film's quirky cast of macho mecha pilots, insane scientists, and blackmarket dealers. 

Fan theories about Pacific Rim attempt to fill in the blanks for Pacific Rim Uprising. Which Pacific Rim fan theory really ties it all together? A lot of them are quite amusing and despite their absurdity - like the one involving prehistoric, genetically cloned alien invaders - they do hold water and may offer a glimpse of what is to come.

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    The 'Cloverfield' Monster Is The Last Remaining Kaiju From The First Wave

    The 'Cloverfield' Monster Is The Last Remaining Kaiju From The First Wave
    Photo: Pacific Rim / Warner Bros. Pictures

    During the Mesozoic era, aliens sent Kaiju to planet Earth. As centuries passed, this Kaiju stayed dormant in the Atlantic ocean, growing stronger as time progressed. Redditor /u/godiebiel connects the monsters of Pacific Rim and Cloverfield into the same universe with an explanation of the events following the original invasion during the Mesozoic era. 

    The Cloverfield Kaiju started out weak, feeding on Seabed's Nectar and entering hibernation. It slowly continued gaining strength until a deep ocean disturbance woke it up and initiated the monster's rampage through the streets of Manhattan. When the Cloverfield monster awoke, it sent a signal soaring through the collective consciousness of the Kaiju. Seeing that humanity was frail and unprepared for a beastly invasion, they made their way to Earth - prompting the wave of Kaiju and the events seen in Pacific Rim.

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    Kaiju Are Immune To High-Speed Weaponry

    Kaiju Are Immune To High-Speed Weaponry
    Photo: Pacific Rim / Warner Bros. Pictures

    High-speed weaponry won't work against the Kaiju. Nukes, lasers, missiles - they're all totally useless methods of defense against these alien monsters. One Redditor delves into why the sword was the only weapon that worked with such sufficiency, speculating that the Kaiju simply weren't expecting the Jaegers to dish out melee combat. 

    As the Kaiju grew smarter, they genetically engineered themselves to be resistant against anything that moves over a certain velocity. Their resistance to fast-moving weaponry also explains why the government hasn't gone ahead and set up a range of high-powered firearms around the Breach.

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    Newt Is (Kind-Of) The Father Of The Baby Kaiju

    Newt Is (Kind-Of) The Father Of The Baby Kaiju
    Photo: Pacific Rim / Warner Bros. Pictures

    The Kaiju Otachi becomes impregnated and gives birth to a vile and furious baby Kaiju. As a mass-produced (and possibly completely genetically engineered) species, it's kind of weird that a Kaiju would give physical birth. A fan-theory posed by Redditor /u/Nachington states that Newt is actually the father... well, kind of.

    After Newt's drifting with the Kaiju, the engineers saw there was substantial benefit to giving live birth - and gave Otachi the ability to reproduce. Since Kaiju are all clones, the live birthing process would give them an upper, evolutionary insurance to grow as a diverse species.

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    Kaiju Were Meant To Die On Earth - Not To Physically Destroy It

    Kaiju Were Meant To Die On Earth - Not To Physically Destroy It
    Photo: Pacific RIm / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Fighting the Kaiju is a double-edged sword; going to war with them merely pushes back humanity's inevitable fate of being completely massacred, and killing them releases a deadly toxin - Kaiju Blue. Redditor /u/DashFerLev devised the theory of the Kaiju's true purpose: it isn't to eradicate humanity by fighting - it's to die on Earth. Luring humanity into slaying them in the ocean, they intend to release their poisonous blood straight into the water supply - viciously wiping out the planet via vile pollution.

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