During the early years of the Kaiju War Romeo Blue becomes the second Jaeger to be deployed in combat when the Kaiju Hardship makes landfall after dark in an undisclosed city. At some point during the battle the Kaiju grapples closely with the Jaeger in an attempt to tear off its Conn-Pod. However, Romeo Blue is ultimately able to overpower Hardship, utilising a chunk of beltway bridge as a melee weapon and consequently earning its first Kaiju kill. Shortly thereafter a parade is orchestrated in celebration of this victory, which is broadcast around the world.
During the year 2020, Romeo Blue is deployed to prevent the Category III Kaiju, Knifehead, from crossing the ten mile point in Anchorage. When the Kaiju evades detection, Gipsy Danger is deployed from the Anchorage Shatterdome to defend the Miracle Mile.
Later, Romeo Blue was deployed in Seattle to prevent a Kaiju from destroying the city. The Jaeger is destroyed when the Kaiju tears off its arm and smashes through the Conn-Pod, killing the pilots in the process. The remains of the destroyed Jaeger were then placed in the Jaeger Graveyard at Oblivion Bay.
Like most Mark-1 Jaegers, Romeo Blue is powered by a nuclear reactor. Its armament is primarily long range; including a Gatling Chest which allows Romeo Blue to attack a Kaiju from a distance. "Tracheal Break" is one of its signature moves. Romeo Blue is one of the slowest Jaegers ever made because of its immense weight, having one fifth of the speed of Striker Eureka.
Romeo Blue has a wide body and two small fins at the back that are similar to the T-16 Angel Wings on Striker Eureka. Its head is small and bears a crest at the top. The visor is thin and is symmetrical on either side of the head. Its hands are rounded with short fingers, relatively similar to Crimson Typhoon. The lower torso of Romeo Blue is quite thin before it gets wider for the hips and legs. A large and distinctive vertical fin-like structure protrudes from the center of the Jaeger's chest and was designed to protect the Conn-Pod from attack.
- The following is a roster of named Kaiju defeated by Romeo Blue, assisted or on its own.
- Romeo Blue's appearance in Pacific Rim is a cameo.
- A similarly damaged Jaeger appears at Oblivion Bay in Pacific Rim.
- Romeo Blue was originally designed as a tripodal Jaeger, a mech with three legs. Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters states that its body language was "Tripedal Sentry".
- Romeo Blue was launched after Brawler Yukon and Tacit Ronin, but before Horizon Brave and Coyote Tango.
- According to Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, Bruce and Trevin's last names were "Jules" and "Mackenzie", suggesting the two were not related.
- Romeo Blue appears in Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game.
- A Romeo Blue figure, displayed at Comic-Con 2014, appears in Series Five of NECA's Pacific Rim line.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mark-1 Jaegers
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Travis Beacham: Mark-1 Jaegers
- ↑ @TravisBeacham August 13, 2013
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Info taken from: Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, page 59
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Travis Beacham: Romeo Blue
- ↑ Pacific Rim: Before and After
- ↑ Travis Beacham: Romeo Blue vs. Hardship
- ↑ Pacific Rim Official Wondercon Trailer
- ↑ Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization
- ↑ Travis Beacham: The purpose of Romeo Blue's chest fin