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Gipsy Avenger is a Mark-6 Jaeger and the namesake of Gipsy Danger. Prior to the reemergence of the Kaiju in 2035, Gipsy Avenger was stationed in the Hong Kong Shatterdome.

Official Description

"Gipsy Avenger honors the heroic legacy of her namesake as the flagship leader of the Mark VI fleet. More than just a Jaeger, she is a symbol of hope to millions."
—Official Description[4]

History

Early Combat History

Gipsy Avenger was launched January 12, 2034 by the restructured and militarized Pan Pacific Defense Corps.[1] At a certain point in time, the Jaeger was piloted by Nathan Lambert and Jacob Pentecost. However, following and illegal attempt to pilot a Jaeger on his own, Jake left the PPDC.[5]

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Encounter with Obsidian Fury

During a Pan Pacific Defense Corps council meeting in Sydney, Australia, Gipsy Avenger is stationed nearby to “look pretty” for the public. When a Rouge Jaeger appears in the city and begins attacking the populace, Gipsy Avenger is forced into combat.[2]

During the fight, Gipsy Avenger is easily overpowered by Obsidian Fury, who attempts to destroy the Jaeger with its double chainsaws. One of its blades is caught in a building, and Gipsy Avenger knocks it away with a blow from its Elbow Rocket.[2]

When Obsidian shoots down a helicopter carrying Secretary-General Mako Mori and charges toward Gipsy Avenger, its knocked back after getting hit with several cars from its Gravity Sling. Gipsy Avenger fails to save Mako, who dies in the helicopter crash and subsequent explosion.[2]

Gipsy Avenger is sent Siberia, Russia to investigate a Jaeger Production Facility referenced in Mako’s last message. Gipsy Avenger picks up heat signatures from within the factory, and moments later, Obsidian Fury reveal itself and destroys the factory. Gipsy Avenger engages Obsidian Fury. After shoving Obsidian through a glacier, Gipsy Avenger falls through a frozen lake, but rockets out and takes Obsidian Fury by surprise.[2]

Gipsy Avenger deploys its Chain Sword, and Obsidian Fury deploys its chainsaws. It swings at Gipsy Avenger, who ducks below its swing and cuts across its lower chest where its power core is, making a deep horizontal cut. Gipsy Avenger, upon seeing that its attack had slowed Obsidian Fury down, attempts to attack the power core one more time only to get its sword stuck in Obsidian Fury's leg, and broken from its arm.[2]

Obsidian Fury forces its chainsaws toward Gipsy Avenger's Conn-Pod and starts to cut into it. The chainsaws bounce off from the initial impact. Gipsy Avenger breaks free and punches through Obsidian Fury chest, tearing out its power core. Tearing the helm from Obsidian Fury, Nate and Jake discover the secondary brain of a Kaiju within.[2]

Reemergence of the Kaiju

When the Kaiju-Jaeger Hybrids recreate several Breaches, three Category IV and V Kaiju – Raijin, Hakuja and Shrikethorn – emerge in MegaTokyo and begin to attack the populace. The surviving Jaegers of the Kaiju-Jaeger Hybrid attack – Gipsy Avenger, Bracer Phoenix, Guardian Bravo, and Saber Athena – arrive in city to intercept them.[2]

Gipsy Avenger and Bracer Phoenix engage Raijin. Gipsy Avenger punches Raijin in the face, and the Kaiju absorbs the force of the blow. Gipsy Avenger is unprepared for the kinetic energy of the attack to be redirected at it and is sent flying across the city where it flies over Brace Phoenix and crashes fair distance on streets.[2]

As it recovers, Gipsy Avenger uses its Gravity Sling to drop several buildings onto Raijin as it moves forward. As the Jaegers appear to be gaining the upper hand against the Kaiju, the three are forced to combine to create a stronger Kaiju. Gipsy Avenger and the other Jaeger charge the Mega-Kaiju, weapons drawn. The Mega-Kaiju knocks them all them with a roar that creates a shockwave.[2]

As they reengage the Mega-Kaiju, Guardian Bravo, Saber Athena, and Bracer Phoenix are eventually destroyed by the Kaiju, leaving Gipsy Avenger as the last Jaeger standing against it. Gipsy Avenger attacks the Mega-Kaiju’s head from behind, but its chainsaws are shattered by the Kaiju and it's shoved toward the ground. Gipsy Avenger breaks free of it by shooting it repeatedly with its Plasmacaster, but it’s knocked down with heavy blow.[2]

The Mega-Kaiju stabs Gipsy Avenger’s Conn-Pod with its barbed tail, injuring its primary pilot, Nate, in the process. It abandons Gipsy Avenger and heads for Mount Fuji to kill itself. With Nate incapacitated, Amara joins Jake in the damaged Gipsy Avenger to continue the fight.[2]

With the Mega-Kaiju getting closer to Mount Fuji, they dives a plan and use Scrapper to retrofit Gipsy Avenger with a rock rocket. Igniting the rocket, Gipsy Avenger is sent hurtling toward Mount Fuji. As the rocket begins to lose propulsion, and Gipsy Avenger veers off course, the Jaeger arms its Plasmacaster to correct his dive path to the Mega-Kaiju. When the eject function in the Conn-Pod malfunctions, Scrapper burns through the cockpit and pulls Amara and Jake out. They leap from Gipsy Avenger moments before it collides with the Mega-Kaiju. The impact destroys Gipsy Avenger and kills the Mega-Kaiju.[2]

Features

Gipsy Avenger was built in honor of Gipsy Danger, and designed using its design template. Its blue template was desaturated, and its frame was redesigned to be sharper and closer to the basic design of a fighter jet than Gipsy Danger’s Arc Deco, Western, and World War II-based influences.[5]

Gipsy Avenger’s arsenal – the Plasmacaster 2.0, Chain Sword 2.0, and Elbow Rocket 2.0 – is an identical and “upgraded” weapon set that of Gipsy Danger's. It’s later retrofitted with Obsidian Fury’s Plasma Chainsaws following the hybrid’s destruction.[5]

An additional weapon, original to the design of Gipsy Avenger, is the Gravity Sling, a weapon similar to Guardian Bravo’s Elec-Whip 16 weapon, that can disturb the gravitational field around any object, from debris or a building, and allows Gipsy Avenger to use virtually anything as an offensive weapon against Kaiju. Gypsy Avenger has missile which can split into several small missile; those small missiles is powerful enough to destroy thick ice layer. Gipsy Avenger is also outfitted with rocket boosters mounted on each of its feet that allow it to move quicker across land and substantially quicker underwater.[5] Despite the advancements by Mark-4 and Mark-5 Jaegers, Like Gipsy Danger, Gipsy Avenger is outfitted with a Nuclear Vortex Turbine, and a smaller secondary turbine. Both have the power to power cities like Chicago.[4]

Kaiju Killed

The following is roster of named Kaiju defeated by Gipsy Avenger, assisted or on its own.
Kaiju Date Location Jaeger Team
Mega-Kaiju ??/??/2035 MegaTokyo Bracer Phoenix,
Guardian Bravo,
Saber Athena,
Scrapper

Trivia

Gallery

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Gipsy Avenger

Notes

  1. John Boyega: "“[...]The plasma sword is big; when you swing that, it’s not just your strength coming out, it’s also the robot’s. And if you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll notice we’ve got two of those babies. When I saw the first film, I was like, ‘Why don’t they put in another one?'” Behold the power that comes with being a producer."

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