In the novelization, Gipsy Danger's Combat Dossier counts Scunner among the Kaiju it killed during "Operation Pitfall", when Scunner was killed in the denotation of the thermonuclear bomb on Striker Eureka's back.
In the "Operation Pitfall" Memo, it states that Striker Eureka killed Raiju with the thermonuclear bomb. In truth, Gipsy Danger killed Raiju with its Chain Sword.
In Chapter 4 of the novelization, Raleigh Becket states that Chuck and Herc Hansen accompanied Gipsy Danger on the October 2017 deployment against Yamarashi.[note 1] Later in Chapter 5, when describing the Yamarashi attack, neither Herc, Chuck or Striker Eureka are referenced.
On page 49 of the novelization, Raleigh Becket states that no Mark-5 Jaegers were active during his latter piloting career in 2019. A few sentences later, he states that Gipsy Danger was deployed on mission with Striker Eureka. This is likely an error on part of the author or editor.[note 2]
In the novelization, the depth and pressure during Operation Pitfall hamper Gipsy Danger's weapons systems. This forces Mako and Raleigh to rely on the Jaeger's Chain Swords rather than its Plasmacaster. In the film, they rely solely on the Chain Swords.
↑"They still looked exactly how Raleigh remembered them. Herc was rugged, straightforward, no-nonsense. The kind of guy whose every motion and look said Get to the point. Chuck was a loser, always with a chip on his shoulder about everything, eager to prove himself to people who didn't care. At least that was Raleigh's recollection. He hadn't known them really, just been a couple of training exercises with them and then the Yamarashi drop." Pacific Rim: The Official Novelization, page 51