Total Nerd Pacific Rim Fan Theories  

Crystal Brackett
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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.

The Breach Will Open Once Agai... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Pacific Rim Fan Theories
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The Breach Will Open Once Again


Who's to say the Breach closed for good? The Kaiju have to be coming from somewhere in the sequel. Drifting with a Kaiju has only tuned them in to humanity's plans and made the monsters behind the Breach aware of their circumstances. The last Jaeger was destroyed and the human race would be defenseless against a second wave. Knowing this, Raache on the Pacific Rim fan board believes Kaiju are merely waiting for the perfect time to re-open the Breach and strike again.

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The Kaiju Are Sentient Beings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Pacific Rim Fan Theories
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The Kaiju Are Sentient Beings


When Newt drifts with a Kaiju, he makes the ultimate hive-mind connection with the extraterrestrial beasts. According to Demetria Spinrad, after connecting with Newt, the Kaiju realized humans are sentient beings, just like them. 

Spinrad continues to speculate that the bumbling beasts aren't just a collective of instinctual alien creatures sent to destroy mankind. They believe the Kaiju are highly intelligent and had no idea that humans were just as conscious as them. When the Kaiju Otachi seeks out Newt, she very obviously doesn't kill him. Instead, she cherishes him, seeing him as the first human attempting to connect with the species instead of eradicate them.

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Jaegers Will Be Repurposed As ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Pacific Rim Fan Theories
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Jaegers Will Be Repurposed As Construction Robots


After the Kaiju are eradicated, Pacific Rim's Jaegers will find an all new, much less destructive career in construction. Redditors curious as to what will happen with humanity's struggle to recover from the wreckage got an explanation from Redditor /u/GipsyDanger123.

With the monsters gone and the Breach closed, society needs to rebuild itself. Jaegers are huge machines capable of doing large amounts of work with little effort. If the U.N. rebuffs the Jaeger program, they'll need these huge bots to act as giant cranes to get massive amounts of construction done.

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Kaiju Can Turn Parts Of Their ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Pacific Rim Fan Theories
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Kaiju Can Turn Parts Of Their Genetic Makup On And Off


Since the Kaiju are all clones of each other, why don't they all look and act identically? The monsters have the same DNA but totally different biological differences and destructive weaponry. WinnieTheWoot from Observation Deck believes the Kaiju have genes that can be turned on and off. Large blocks of their genome can be activated or deactivated depending on a variety of factors, like through diet or genetic engineering. This gives each one a set of different expressive genes and, therefore, different biological makeups.

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