Amara Namani is a cadet in the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. She is the pilot of Scrapper, and following her conscription into the PPDC, becomes the co-pilot of Bracer Phoenix and Gipsy Avenger.
Amara was born in 2020, seven years into the Kaiju War. In 2025[note 1], she loses her entire family in the Insurrector attack during 2025. The Namanis are on Santa Monica Pier when the Kaiju attacks. Insurrector smashes the pier in half and crushes Amara's parents and brother, leaving her orphaned at the age of five years old.
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By 2035, Amara begins building her own Jaeger she later names Scrapper, a Jaeger that can be piloted without the assistance of a second pilot. She meets Jake Pentecost, a black market dealer, during her search for Jaeger parts, and both are later arrested for their crimes.
In order to be pardoned for their criminal acts, they have the choice of joining the Pan Pacific Defense Corps to train to become pilots or go to prison.
After the attack of the Kaiju-Jaeger Hybrids, Amara is called upon by Jake to aid in the repairs of the surviving Jaegers. With most of the pilots injured or killed, the Jaeger cadets, including Amara, are called in to pilot the Jaegers. Amara joins the crew of Bracer Phoenix to fight Raijin, Hakuja and Shrikethorn. After the three Jaegers combine into the Mega-Kaiju, Bracer Phoenix is destroyed, but Amara manages to eject along with the other pilots.
With Nate Lambert too injured to continue piloting Gipsy Avenger, the last Jaeger left standing, Amara chooses to co-pilot for Jake herself, ejecting Nate from the Conn-Pod and taking his place. However, Gipsy Avenger proves to have suffered too much damage and its systems go into a cascade failure as Amara struggles to keep them online.
With Jake devising a plan to use one of Hermann Gottlieb's Kaiju blood-powered thrusters to reach the atmosphere, Amara is shocked but pleased when Scrapper arrives to help, remote-piloted by Shao. Shao is able to use the upgraded Scrapper to weld the thruster to Gipsy Avenger's hand and Jake and Amara fly the Jaeger, Scrapper clinging to its back, into the atmosphere where they use the Plasmacaster to adjust course so that Gipsy Avenger is on a kamikaze run at the Mega-Kaiju.
With her escape pod already ejected, Amara is forced to disconnect and be held by Jake to use his escape pod together. However, Jake's pod fails to launch. In the nick of time, Shao uses Scrapper to cut into the Conn-Pod and Jake and Amara use Amara's old Jaeger to escape. Gipsy Avenger's collison with the Mega-Kaiju destroys Gipsy Avenger, but kills the Mega-Kaiju.
In the aftermath, Jake and Amara emerge from the wrecked Scrapper and learn that Nate has captured the traitorous Newton Geiszler. Nate congratulates Amara who enjoys experiencing snow for the first time in her life.
Amara is a security hacker with the ability to exploit computer systems within Jaegers from studying Jaeger Tech. In addition to her hacking skills, she taught herself how to build Jaegers using spare parts left behind by the original Jaegers destroyed during the Kaiju War. Her knowledge of Jaegers is great enough that Jake called upon her to help repair the Jaegers damaged in the Kaiju-Jaeger Hybrid attack.
- According to Cailee Spaeny, Amara's family was killed during the "first Kaiju attack". However, Amara is fifteen during the events of Uprising in 2035 and was not born until 2020, seven years after K-DAY.
- Amara replaces Mako Mori (the original lead female character of Pacific Rim) as the female lead in Pacific Rim: Uprising.
- ↑ According to Cailee Spaeny, Amara's family is killed ten years before the events of Uprising.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Everything We Learned About Pacific Rim Uprising at New York Comic Con (Updated)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Pacific Rim: Uprising
- ↑ Newcomer Cailee Spaeny Lands Female Lead in ‘Pacific Rim 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)
- ↑ @caileespaeny, March 3, 2017: "This is Amara"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 File:Pacific Rim Uprising - Official Trailer (HD)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 File:New Jaeger Scrapper Will RULE 'Pacific Rim'
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Pacific Rim Uprising photos offer first look at John Boyega preparing to stomp monsters