Piloting a Jaeger isn’t simple, and it can’t be done solo. We learned about the dangers of heading out in the giant mechs alone in Pacific Rim as well as the importance of being drift compatible with your co-pilot. Artist Lou, a/k/a jiinsy, looked at that connection and wondered which characters in the wide world of Disney would make suitable Jaeger pilots.
She put serious thought into the pairings; some of the co-pilots are in romantic relationships and some are family. She explained her rational for putting characters together and gave them entertaining backstories. This could be the best fanfic ever written. For example, she says the following about Merida and Elinor:
… But when her father lost his leg and decided to go into early retirement she stepped up to the plate and found just what an amazing team she and her mother could make. Fergus coaches from the sidelines, but honestly the ladies know what they are doing and use their expertise in range weapons to protect the coasts in their Jaeger (Ursa Major).
I appreciate the detail that went into building the Disney Pan Pacific Defense Corps, and I hope the illustrations inspire a cosplay group because people dressed as Disney character Jaeger pilots is something we all need to see.
Do you agree with Lou’s pairings? Let us know in the comments!
HT: The Mary Sue