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Crimson Typhoon (Chinese: 暴風赤紅, Pinyin: Crimson Tempest[4]) is a Mark-4 Chinese Jaeger piloted by Tang Wei Cheung, Hu and Jin. It successfully defended Hong Kong against seven Kaiju attacks until its destruction in 2025.[5]

History

Early Combat History

Constructed in the city of Changzhou, China, Crimson Typhoon was launched on August 22, 2018.[5][3] Piloted by the Wei Tang Brothers, Cheung, Jin and Hu, Crimson Typhoon is accredited with seven Kaiju kills and the successful defense of the Port of Hong Kong seven times over the span of eight years.[5]

Hong Kong Incident

On January 8, 2025, two Kaiju emerge from the Breach and head for Hong Kong. Crimson Typhoon, Striker Eureka, and Cherno Alpha are deployed into Victoria Harbour to defend the Miracle Mile. As Striker Eureka is given strict orders not to engage unless absolutely necessary, Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha are left to fight Otachi and Leatherback on their own.[5]

Otachi engages Crimson Typhoon first, springing out of the ocean and sweeping its barbed tail into the Jaeger's side like a flail, knocking Crimson Typhoon off balance and sending the Jaeger flying. After recovering, the triplets use their signature attack, the "Thundercloud Formation", and proceed to slice away at the Kaiju's head and chest.[5]

They lose their advantage when Otachi grabs two of the Jaeger's claws, crushing one of them. Crimson Typhoon counterattacks, using its flexibility and rear jets to hop over her. The Jaeger then tosses the Kaiju over to Cherno Alpha, who grabs her in a headlock. Crimson Typhoon comes back to attack Otachi again, its pilots unaware of the pincer at the end of Otachi's tail.

After knocking Crimson Typhoon off-balance a second time, Otachi brings the pincer down on its Conn-Pod from overhead. Grabbing ahold of the cockpit before Crimson Typhoon's pilots can recover, Otachi proceeds to crush it, killing the triplets instantly, and then tosses what's left of the Jaeger's Conn-Pod into the bay. The beheaded Jaeger collapses into the harbor shortly after.[5]

Features

Crimson's Conn-Pod.

Unique among the Jaegers, Crimson Typhoon is piloted by three Rangers as opposed to the traditional two. The Conn-Pod, personally designed by Dr. Caitlin Lightcap, functions and accommodates a triple Neural Handshake and three-pilot control.[6][7] Two pilots control the Jaeger's basic movements in the front, while the third pilot acts as a gunner from behind.[3]

Crimson Typhoon is constructed with a full titanium core and fifty diesel engines per muscle strand.[5] Crimson Typhoon's three arms allow for great mobility and range in combat, and the fighting style of the Wei Tang triplets grant the Jaeger the grace of a practiced martial artist.[3] Crimson Typhoon can use its broad shoulders to defend against punches and shield itself, allowing it to strike back immediately by rolling with its left shoulder.[3] It also features three rear jets which allows for an increase in forward movement for a limited amount of time. They can be used to aid in the Jaeger's ability to leap into the air, decreasing the distance between her and a Kaiju to land a melee attack. These rear jets can ignite independently of each other to increase the speed of Crimson Typhoon's melee attacks, as the Jaeger's torso twists when it slashes at a Kaiju using its arms.

Crimson Typhoon's OSIH Achilles shock absorbers are attached with magnetorheological dampers, allowing for better balance on an array of terrain in combat. The complex labyrinth of balance plates and pressure sensors housed within the Jaeger's feet calculates the thousands of micro-adjustments per second required to perform various maneuvers in battle.[2]. Crimson Typhoon's 34RO111 STERNO Piston, while a trade-off component, also allows for the Conn-Pod's increased flexibility around the Jaeger's neck.

Thundercloud Formation

Crimson Typhoon's 11X/// Triples Control Device enables the triple-pilot system and the Conn-Pod itself acts as a telescope, allowing for greater vision in combat. Its pioneering Liquid Software systems, 28-GO, also provide the lowest circuitry footprint of any Jaeger, which enables the Conn-Pod design to be sleeker and more situationally aware.[2] The flexibility awarded to Crimson Typhoon allows it to rotate its lower torso and legs a full 180 degrees, allowing it perform high kicks and lift its body in order to perform flips.[3]

Crimson Typhoon is well-known for its signature attack, the "Thundercloud Formation", where its hands pop outwards and all twelve fingers split in half and rotate to farm twelve saw-blades that can easily cut through Kaiju hide. Crimson Typhoon also wields an IB22 Plasmacaster, which is three times more powerful than the I-19 Plasmacaster used by Gipsy Danger and has a multi-layered CELL-TIP technology that enables the Jaeger to specifically target the skeletal structure of a Kaiju in combat.[8] The only downside to this weapon is the massive amount of energy required just to fire it, with each shot slaved to a 6.8 second charge time.[9]

Trivia

  • Parts of Crimson Typhoon's body language is modeled after Floyd Mayweather Jr. and traditional Wushu.[3]
  • Crimson Typhoon's "eye" is modeled after HAL-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.[3]
  • According to the concept art featured in Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, Crimson Typhoon's original name was "Echo Beijing".[3]
  • Crimson Typhoon was originally going to have four arms and be piloted by female quadruplets, but the casting crew was unable to locate quadruplets.[3]
  • Crimson Typhoon's Liquid software system, 28-GO, bears a coincidental resemblance to Tetsujin 28-GO, the first anime to ever feature large robots, which Guillermo del Toro has cited drawing inspiration from.
  • Crimson Typhoon has pure titanium construction, according to Stacker Pentecost.
  • NECA's tagline for Crimson Typhoon is "Triple Threat".[10]
  • Crimson Typhoon's extra arm is on the right. However, in some concept art, Typhoon's extra right arm is on the left.
  • The Chinese characters printed on Crimson Typhoon, "暴風赤紅" are read in the traditional Chinese fashion from right to left and translate to "Red Crimson Wind Violence".
    • The romanization of "暴風赤紅", Bàofēng chìhóng, means "Crimson Tempest".
  • In Chinese, "三隻手" ("three hand") can also refer to a thief.
  • On Crimson Typhoon's logo, the word "煒", Wěi, can be found, possibly referring to its pilots, the Wei Tang Brothers.
  • Crimson Typhoon is a playable character in Pacific Rim: The Video Game.
  • 7" Crimson Typhoon figure is part of Series One of NECA's Pacific Rim collectible figures.
  • A thinner and two-armed version of Crimson Typhoon is seen in Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game.

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Crimson Typhoon (Jaeger)

References

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