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Saber Athena is a Mark-7[3] Jaeger.

Official Description

"The sleekest and most elegant Jaeger ever created, Saber Athena is the fastest in the fleet, wielding twin blades in hyper-acrobatic combat."
—Official Description[4]

History

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Saber Athena is deployed into MegaTokyo alongside Bracer Phoenix, Guardian Bravo, and Gipsy Avenger, following the emergence of the Kaiju Hakuja, Raijin, and Shrikethorn.[3]

The Jaegers move to intercept the Kaiju's path to Mount Fuji. Early on in the fight, Saber Athena blockades Hakuja, and using its Ionic Twinblades, cuts across Hakuja's right shoulder. Hakuja recovers and attempts to reengage, only for Saber to kick it in the face, knocking it back.[3]

While fighting Hakuja, Saber Athena spots Shrikethorn moving to ambush them. Shrikethorn fires its tail barbs on Saber Athena, disarming the Jaeger. As Hakuja prepares to destroy the Jaeger's Conn-Pod, Saber Athena calls for assistance. Guardian Bravo attacks Hakuja with its Elec-16 Arc Whip, pulling it away from Saber Athena in the process.[3]

When the Rippers fuse the Kaiju together to create the Mega-Kaiju, Saber Athena combines its Twinblades and charges toward it with the others. The Mega-Kaiju fends them off with a shockwave attack that knocks all four Jaegers off their feet.[3]

Following the attack, Guardian Bravo is disabled, and the remaining Jaegers engage the Mega-Kaiju. Saber Athena jumps over it and manages to cut into one of its secondary brains. When Saber Athena tries to attack a second time, the Mega-Kaiju tears Saber Athena's legs off with a sweep of its tails. The Mega-Kaiju impales Saber Athena and hurls it into a building, destroying it.[3]

Features

Saber Athena is an "experimental" Mark-7 Jaeger[5][note 2], designed with an "ultra-light frame" utilizing "high-tensile muscle strands". Its sleek design allows it to perform feats ranging from high jumps and acrobatic leaps. Saber Athena is armed with a pair of Ionic Twinblades, sword-like weapons, mounted to its back, that can be combined to create a larger and stronger weapon.[1] Among its other weapons are an N-16 Particle Charger.[6]

Saber Athena's design invokes the look of high performance sports cars such as the Lamborghini, and the look of an insect. Its bright orange colors are in direct opposition of the militarization of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps' muted color scheme, reflecting that of the Coast Guard. Saber Athena’s speed is aided by small propulsion jets designed into its arms and legs, allowing it to move quicker than its fellow Jaegers.[6]

Kaiju Killed

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

Known Inconsistencies

Trivia

  • During pre-production of the sequel, when national labels were still being used, Saber Athena was a Chinese Jaeger.[6]
  • Saber Athena was originally designed with an additional sword weapon.[6]
  • Saber Athena was intentionally designed to suggest a feminine appearance.[6]

Gallery

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Notes

  1. Saber Athena Conn-Pod
  2. "[...]Third is Saber Athena, an experimental, swift Jaeger with plasma swords."
  3. Gojaeger.com Quiz Results

References

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