PPDC Blueprints of the Striker Eureka.
|Given Name||Striker Eureka|
|Launch Date||November 2nd, 2019|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
T-16 Angel Wings
4.211 "Brass Knuckles"
|Operating System||Arbiter Tac-Conn 12|
|Energy Core||XIG Supercell Chamber|
|Weapons||Assault Mount 3.25 "Sting-Blades"|
WMB2x90 AKM Chest launcher
|Body Language||Dirty Boxer|
|Power Moves||Six Shooter|
Chuck Hansen (deceased)
Stacker Pentecost (deceased)
|Appears in||Pacific Rim|
Early Combat History
Constructed five years before the recent closure of the Jaeger Program, Striker Eureka was launched on November 2, 2019. Piloted by the father and son team, Hercules and Chuck Hansen, Striker Eureka is the strongest Jaeger currently in the field of combat against the Kaiju. It is the first and only Mark-5 series Jaeger, holding the best stats of all currently deployed Jaegers.
The Australian division of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps invested a reported $100 billion dollars into the creation of Striker Eureka to create the strongest Jaeger on the planet.
Striker Eureka is accredited with over nine kills prior to 2025, either solo or combined. The Jaeger is sent to same number of locations across the Pacific Rim. The Mark-5 Jaeger is at its most active during the year 2024, combating the likes of six Kaiju in Los Angeles, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and Mexico.
Of the nine deployments, Striker's first mission and Jaeger team deployment is in Hawaii alongside the Mark-1 Jaeger, Coyote Tango, now piloted by Gunnar and Vic Tunari, to fight the Kaiju, Ceramander.
Following the deterioration of the Defense Corps' defense against the Kaiju, Striker Eureka is the last Jaeger active among the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.. In 2025, the United Nations chose to cut funding for the Jaeger Program and disband its pilots. Striker Eureka and the Hansens are retired early on as they are no longer needed.
On January 1, 2025, Sydney is attacked by a Category IV Kaiju, Mutavore. The Kaiju effortlessly breaks through the Anti-Kaiju Wall and invades the city. Striker is immediately deployed and engages Mutavore close-range in the city as civilians rush to escape the streets turned battlefield. Striker throws the Kaiju against a building where it grapples with the Jaeger, trying to bite at it's Conn-Pod. Striker breaks free and using its Anti-Kaiju Missiles, kills the Kaiju.
Despite its apparent necessity in Australia, the United Nations has Striker relocated to Hong Kong's Shatterdome with Crimson Typhoon, Cherno Alpha and Gipsy Danger where it would continue its service for the last eight months of funding available to Marshall Stacker Pentecost. The Marshall's intention is to use Striker as the carrier for the thermonuclear bomb for Operation Pitfall; Crimson, Cherno and Gipsy Danger would act as its protection and provide the time necessary to bomb the breach connecting Earth to the Anteverse.
Hong Kong Incident
As the remainder of the Defense Corps prepares for Operation Pitfall, the occurrence of a Double Event changes the circumstances of all four Jaegers. Crimson Typhoon, Cherno Alpha and Striker Eureka are deployed in the Victoria Harbour where Otachi emerges and attacks Crimson and Cherno.
Striker is ordered to remain out of the battle and defend the coastline, its necessity to the mission to destroy the breach out in the Pacific hindering its ability to be an active participant.
The unexpected arrival of Leatherback follows the destruction of Crimson Typhoon and the deaths of its pilots. Cherno Alpha is double teamed by Otachi and Leatherback, prompting the Hansens to disobey Pentecost's orders and engage the enemy, but they fail to save Cherno Alpha from being destroyed. They attack Otachi, gaining the advantage without much trouble. However, as it prepares to finish the Kaiju with its missiles, Leatherback attacks from behind and disables Striker Eureka with an EMP burst.
Trapped inside, the Hansens are forced to evacuate while Leatherback circles Striker Eureka. The Hansens escape the Conn-Pod, but Herc injures his arm when he is flung into one of the Conn-Pod's walls when Leatherback brushes the Jaeger. On top of Striker's head, they threaten Leatherback and fire flares into two of its left eyes to divert its attention from the city. Provoked, Leatherback prepares to smash Striker Eureka when Gipsy Danger arrives on the scene in time to save it and its pilots from destruction.
On January 12, 2025, Striker Eureka is repaired and prepped for the mission to the portal. With Herc injured, Pentecost takes his place as Chuck's co-pilot. Gispy Danger and Striker are airlifted to the breach's location and dropped down into the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean - the Challenger Deep. Striker then prepares to deliver the payload, but both Jaegers are stopped by Scunner, Raiju and Slattern. With the arrival of the Category V Kaiju, the other Kaiju attempt to separate Gipsy from Striker in an ambush.
Slattern attacks Striker with its triple-crown tail, damaging its primary weapon, the missile launcher, and throwing it against an ocean wall. In the battle against Slattern, Striker and the payload release are further damaged, preventing the pilots from deploying the bomb. Pentecost and Chuck are unable to fire the payload manually. Deciding to take out the remaining Kaiju, Scunner and Slattern, Pentecost urges Gipsy Danger to reach the portal and use its nuclear reactor to destroy it. Striker Eureka then arms the nuclear payload to buy Mako and Raleigh time. The subsequent explosion of the Jaeger manages to kill Scunner, at the cost of its pilots, but it only severely wounds Slattern.
Pacific Rim novelization
Early Combat History
Striker's first mission after its launch is December 16, 2019 in Manila. The Mark-5 Jaeger accompanies Gipsy Danger and Horizon Brave to stop a Category IV Kaiju with a barbed-tail. When Horizon Brave is overpowered by the Kaiju, Gipsy Danger and Striker intervene and are able save the Mark-1 Jaeger, with Gipsy Danger killing the Kaiju.
May 25, 2020, Striker is deployed in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam alongside Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon to defeat the Kaiju that makes landfall in the city. Later, Crimson and Striker are deployed in the Bohai Sea, to intercept the Kaiju, Kojiyama, November 30, 2024.
The strongest of the Jaegers, Striker Eureka's fighting style is akin to that of a dirty boxer or brutal brawler; stemming primarily from its pilots, Chuck and Herc Hansen's fighting style. Striker Eureka's speed and agility allow it to combat and kill Kaiju far quicker than the previous Jaeger series produced, its T-16 Angel Wings acting as stabilizers to maintain aerodynamic balance during the turbulence of burst combat.
Striker Eureka's 4.211 "Brass Knuckles" are a temperature-resistant brass-steel compound cast around the joints of each finger extension, adding greatly to the impact potential of each punch. In turn, they're backed a pair of twin retractable Assault Mount 3.25 "Sting-Blades" laced with carbon nanotubes that channel thermal energy at temperatures over three hundred degrees Fahrenheit, wounding and cauterizing Kaiju in close combat.
Striker's six-barreled WMB2x90 Anti-Kaiju Missile chest launcher is equipped with eighteen individual K-Stunner warheads that kill Kaiju with a direct hit. Striker Eureka contains a TY escape pod in the back of its Conn-Pod, allowing pilots to eject in the face of defeat; and an escape hatch at the top of its head akin to that of Coyote Tango. Lastly, the Striker's 90ER11 amber platinum visor is equipped with advanced photochromic displays, allowing four planes of situational awareness.
- The following is roster of named Kaiju defeated by Striker Eureka, assisted or on its own.
|MN-19||12/16/2019 [novelization]||Manila, Philippines||Gipsy Danger|
|HC-20||5/25/2020 [novelization]||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Crimson Typhoon|
|Bonesquid||7/30/2024||Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea||Solo|
|Hound||8/28/2024||Auckland, New Zealand||Solo|
|Kojiyama||8/30/2024 [novelization]||Bohai Sea||Crimson Typhoon|
|Mutavore||1/2/2025[note 1]||Sydney, Australia||Solo|
|Scunner||1/12/2025||Challenger Deep, Marianas Trench||Gipsy Danger|
- Striker Eureka was initially chosen to be the "Hero Jaeger" of the film, but del Toro thought its appearance was "too cold" and "arrogant".
- Striker Eureka's body language is modeled after Oakland Raider's Cornerback, Lester Hayes.
- Striker Eureka's name is likely a reference to the Eureka Rebellion, an Australian miners' revolt against colonial authorities sometimes associated with the birth of democracy in Australia.
- According to Travis Beacham, Lucky Seven, not Striker Eureka, was the Jaeger Herc piloted in Manila.
- Striker Eureka's K-Stunner missiles were developed from Newt's research allowing the warheads to penetrate Kaiju hide.
- By the end of the film, Striker Eureka has a total eleven kills with the death of Scunner at the hands of the thermonuclear bomb.
- According to Striker Eureka's combat dossier, the Jaeger has a total of thirteen Kaiju kills. However, the novel later contradicts itself when Chuck Hansen still reiterates that Mutavore is the Jaeger tenth kill, falling in line with the canon of the film.
- According to Striker Eureka's Combat Dossier, the Jaeger has a weapon named "Pulse Gauntlet". This is likely the name of an omitted weapon removed in later versions of the film.
- On page 49 of the Pacific Rim 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 in mission with Striker Eureka. This is likely an error on part of the author or editor.
- Striker Eureka is a downloadable playable character in Pacific Rim: The Video Game.
- NECA's Pacific Rim Series 2 includes a Striker Eureka action figure.
- NECA's tagline for Striker Eureka is "Scrapping Soldier".
- Striker Eureka is one of the only Jaegers that fought a Kaiju during the daytime in the film.
- In the "Operation Pitfall"- Memo in the novelization, it says that Striker killed Scunner and Raiju with the nuke. In truth, Gipsy killed Raiju with the Chain Sword, and Striker only managed it to kill Scunner as it detonated itself.
- The blueprints cite Striker Eureka's weight as 6,650 tons.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Striker Eureka Blueprints
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Info taken from Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, page 65
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 As mentioned by Chuck Hansen in Pacific Rim
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Combat Dossier: Striker Eureka
- ↑ Screencap: "[...]arise immediately about the decommission of the Striker Eureka, the last active Jaeger in Anzac"
- ↑ December 31, 2024
- ↑ See: Mutavore Talk page
- ↑ Gipsy vs. Leatherback
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization
- ↑ Jaeger Designer
- ↑ Travis Beacham: Manila Mission
- ↑ Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization
- ↑ Pacific Rim - Copyediting Error
- ↑ Pacific Rim: The Video Game US Trailer
- ↑ NECA: Striker Eureka tagline