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The following is a list of known discrepancies connected to Mutavore within the Pacific Rim film and external canon.

Known Inconsistencies

  • According to Travis Beacham[1][note 1] and novelization of Pacific Rim, Mutavore is classified as a Category III Kaiju.[note 2][2] However, in the film, Mutavore is classified as a Category IV Kaiju.
  • Pacific Rim establishes that the events of the film take place in 2025, five years following Knifehead's attack in 2020.[3] Chapters four through eight of the novelization establish that Mutavore's attack takes place January 1, 2025, a day before Raleigh arrives at the Hong Kong Shatterdome on January 2, 2025.[2][4] However, the first issue of Pacific Rim: Aftermath states that Mutavore's attack occurs December 27, 2024.[5] This error also appears in Striker Eureka's combat dossier and the Shatterdome memo in the novelization.
  • Pacific Rim: Aftermath and the novelization purport that Mutavore encountered and destroyed other Jaegers during its attack.[5][2] In Pacific Rim, Mutavore never fights any Jaeger other than Striker Eureka.[3] Additionally Travis Beacham states that Mutavore never fought any Jaegers before breaching the wall.[6]


  1. Travis Beacham: "[...]Mutavore. Cat-3, I think. The design was dubbed "bladehead" before it was decided which designs would be which kaiju."
  2. "Less than an hour ago, a Category III Kaiju breached the Sydney barrier." In the middle of the sentence, shaky cell-phone footage of the event replaced the image of the reporter. A scrolling feed along bottom of the screen identified the Kaiju as Mutavore." Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization, page 48