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Tacit Ronin
Jaeger-03
Technical Information
Given Name Tacit Ronin
Launch Date December 6th, 2015[1]
Classification Mark-1[1]
Status Destroyed[2][3]
Country of Origin Japan[4]
Jaeger Specifications
Height 244ft (74m)
Weight 7,450 tons
Speed 8
Strength 7
Armor 3
Battle Specifications
Operating System Stellis CM[2]
Energy Core Actinide 235[2]
Weapons Fangblades[2][1]
Type-94 Chest Guns [5]
Body Language Shikon Kobushi (The Fang-Fist Way)[2]
Power Moves Cobra Strike[2]
Pilots Duc Jessop[6] (deceased)
Kaori Jessop[6] (deceased)
Kaiju Killed 3[2]
Out-of-Universe information
Appears in Pacific Rim (cameo)

Tacit Ronin (暗黙の浪人 Anmoku no rōnin?) is the first Mark-1 Japanese Jaeger, launched December 6, 2015.

History

Tacit Ronin is assigned to Tokyo, Japan's Shatterdome alongside Coyote Tango and Echo Saber.[4] Tacit Ronin had a kill count of three Kaiju prior to its destruction.

Features

Similar to Coyote Tango, Tacit Ronin is lightly armored allowing for greater speed and agility in order to evade Kaiju attacks. Tacit Ronin is powered by a nuclear reactor and is armed with a pair of fangblades mounted under each wrist, designed for close combat.

When not in use, the fangblades retract backwards, with the blade tip retreating behind Tacit Ronin's fists. "Cobra Strike" is one of its signature attack moves. Tacit Ronin also has two rear jets along the center of the back, most likely to increase its propulsion for quick bursts, similar to the ones on Gipsy Danger and Crimson Typhoon.

Etymology

"Tacit" means to be "silent" or "unspoken".[7] "Ronin" is a reference to the wandering Samurai from the feudal period of Japan, one without a lord or master. Its literal meaning is "vagrant" or "wave man". Together the meaning could imply the lone and silent, wandering swordsman of Japan; which would coincide with this blade-orientated Jaeger's role of patrolling the country's coastline, and being humanity's unparalleled war machine to date.

Trivia

  • Tacit Ronin's appearance in Pacific Rim is a cameo.
  • According to Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters Kaori and Duc's last names are "Koyamada"[2]
  • The Pan Pacific Defense Corps. website contains a .PDF document citing Tacit Ronin's assignment in Lima[8][note 1] and its location being Tokyo, Japan alongside its brethren Jaegers. Travis Beacham states that Tacit Ronin's launch date (2015) conflicts the construction of Lima's Shatterdome which began in 2016.[9]
  • According to Beacham, the Defense Corps built a Shatterdome in Osaka, Japan in response to Asia's proximity to the breach. Nova Hyperion and Tacit Ronin were said to be stationed there.[10][11] However, he later states he is uncertain that Osaka is the Shatterdome's location.[12]
  • Beacham hopes to feature Tacit Ronin in future comics.[13]
  • According to Pacific Rim, Cherno Alpha is the heaviest Jaeger, built at 2,412 tons. However, Man, Machines & Monsters cites Tacit Ronin as weighing three times more at 7,450 tons.[2]
  • Tacit Ronin appears in Pacific Rim:The Mobile Game. It costs 15000 PP$
  • NECA's Pacific Rim Series 4 will include a Tacit Ronin Action Figure released around October 2014.

Gallery

Pan Pacific Defense Corps Logo An image gallery is available for
Tacit Ronin

Notes

  1. "In accordance with our subsidiaries and shareholders worldwide we decide that we are willing to divert $ 19,647,000,000 CLP to speed assembly of Lima Shatterdome, which will host the jaegers Tacit Ronin and the next Mark-2 of Diablo Intercept. This strike group regional will defend the southeastern quadrant Pacific basin, from Medellin to the Patagonia."

References

Start a Discussion Discussions about Tacit Ronin

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    14 messages
    • I completely agree, i think Tacit Ronin is the coolest with Striker a close second. I'd only seen him on pages like these and started looking ...
    • I wish they would give us more infomation about his fate and the kaiju he killed.
  • Tacit Ronin weighs three Cherno Alphas

    17 messages
    • Maybe the blueprints do count the weight, but the statcard counts the displacement?
    • Early information regarding weight of some Jaegers has been "updated" in the Canon - disregard any info citing Jaegers weighing 6-7 thousand to...

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