- "Gipsy Avenger honors the heroic legacy of her namesake as the flagship leader of the Mark VI fleet. More than just a Jaeger, she is a symbol of hope to millions."
- —Official Description
Early Combat History
Gipsy Avenger was launched January 12, 2034, by the restructured and militarized Pan Pacific Defense Corps. At a certain point in time, the Jaeger was piloted by Nathan Lambert and Jacob Pentecost. However, following an illegal attempt to pilot a Jaeger on his own, Jake left the PPDC.
Pacific Rim Uprising
Encounter with Obsidian Fury
During a Pan Pacific Defense Corps council meeting in Sydney, Australia, Gipsy Avenger is stationed nearby to “look pretty” for the public. When a Rogue Jaeger appears in the city and begins attacking the populace, Gipsy Avenger is forced into combat.
During the fight, Gipsy Avenger is easily overpowered by Obsidian Fury, who attempts to destroy the Jaeger with its double chainsaws. One of its blades is caught in a building, and Gipsy Avenger knocks it away with a blow from its Elbow Rocket.
When Obsidian shoots down a helicopter carrying Secretary-General Mako Mori and charges toward Gipsy Avenger, it's knocked back after getting hit with several cars from Gipsy's Gravity Sling. Gipsy Avenger fails to save Mako, who dies in the helicopter crash and subsequent explosion.
Gipsy Avenger is sent to Severnaya Zemlya, Russia to investigate a Jaeger Production Facility referenced in Mako’s last message. Gipsy Avenger picks up heat signatures from within the factory, and moments later, Obsidian Fury reveals itself and destroys the factory. Gipsy Avenger engages Obsidian Fury. After shoving Obsidian Fury through a glacier, Gipsy Avenger falls through a frozen lake, but rockets out and takes Obsidian Fury by surprise.
Gipsy Avenger deploys its Chain Sword, and Obsidian Fury deploys its chainsaws. It swings at Gipsy Avenger, who ducks below its swing and cuts across its lower chest where its power core is, making a deep horizontal cut. Gipsy Avenger, upon seeing that its attack had slowed Obsidian Fury down, attempts to attack the power core one more time only to get its sword stuck in Obsidian Fury's leg, and broken from its arm.
Obsidian Fury forces its chainsaws toward Gipsy Avenger's Conn-Pod and starts to cut into it. The chainsaws bounce off from the initial impact. Gipsy Avenger breaks free and punches through Obsidian Fury chest, tearing out its power core. Tearing the helm from Obsidian Fury, Nate and Jake discover the secondary brain of a Kaiju within.
Reemergence of the Kaiju
During the attack by the Drone Jaegers before they are shut down, Gipsy Avenger takes damage and is noted as the only Jaeger left operational, but only barely. With the Kaiju-Jaeger Hybrids having created several Breaches that let through the Category IV and V Kaiju Raijin, Hakuja and Shrikethorn, repairs are quickly made on Gipsy Avenger, Bracer Phoenix, Guardian Bravo and Saber Athena to get them operational again. With the odds stacked against them, Obsidian Fury's Plasma Chainsaws are added to Gipsy Avenger to give it more strength in the upcoming fight.
Once the repairs are complete, the Jaeger cadets are called into service to pilot the other three Jaegers to aid Gipsy Avenger in stopping the three Kaiju from reaching Mount Fuji and setting off the Pacific Rim. Using Kaiju blood-powered thrusters developed by Hermann Gottlieb, the four Jaegers fly to MegaTokyo to stop the threat.
Gipsy Avenger and Bracer Phoenix engage Raijin. Gipsy Avenger punches Raijin in the face, and the Kaiju absorbs the force of the blow. Gipsy Avenger is unprepared for the kinetic energy of the attack to be redirected at it and is sent flying across the city where it flies over Bracer Phoenix and crashes a fair distance on the streets.
As it recovers, Gipsy Avenger uses its Gravity Sling to drop several buildings onto Raijin as it moves forward. As the Jaegers appear to be gaining the upper hand against the Kaiju, the three are forced to combine to create a stronger Kaiju. Gipsy Avenger and the other Jaegers charge the Mega-Kaiju. The Mega-Kaiju knocks them down with a shockwave attack. Guardian Bravo is rendered inoperable, leaving the other three to try to kill the Mega-Kaiju. Gipsy deploys Obsidian Fury's chainsaws and cuts across its back, but is knocked back into a building before it can attack again.
Saber Athena and Bracer Phoenix are eventually destroyed by the Mega-Kaiju, leaving Gipsy Avenger as the last Jaeger standing against it. Gipsy Avenger attacks the Mega-Kaiju’s head from behind, but its chainsaws are shattered by the Kaiju. The Mega-Kaiju shoves Gipsy Avenger to the ground, the Jaeger breaks free and fires on the Kaiju repeatedly with its Plasmacaster. The Mega-Kaiju stabs Gipsy Avenger’s Conn-Pod with its barbed tail, injuring Nate in the process. The Kaiju abandons its assault on Gipsy Avenger and heads for Mount Fuji to kill itself. With Nate incapacitated, Amara joins Jake in the damaged Jaeger to pursue the Mega-Kaiju while ejecting Nate.
Though Jake and Amara attempt to go after the Mega-Kaiju, the Jaeger proves too badly damaged with many systems going off-line in a cascade failure. With no way to reach and stop the Mega-Kaiju in time, Jake devises a plan to use the last Kaiju blood-powered rocket to reach the outer atmosphere then send Gipsy Avenger on a kamikaze run at the Mega-Kaiju to kill it with the collision.
After the rocket runs out of fuel, Jake and Amara use Gipsy's Plasmacaster to adjust their course, but Jake's escape pod fails, preventing their escape. In the nick of time, Scrapper cuts into Gipsy's cockpit, allowing the two pilots to escape into the Rouge Jaeger. Moments before the Mega-Kaiju can throw itself into Mount Fuji, Gipsy Avenger ploughs into it at supersonic speed, fists extended. The collision destroys Gipsy Avenger and blows the Mega-Kaiju in half, killing it.
Gipsy Avenger was built in honour of Gipsy Danger and designed using its design template. Its blue template was desaturated, and its frame was redesigned to be sharper and closer to the basic design of a fighter jet than Gipsy Danger’s Arc Deco, Western, and World War II-based influences.
Gipsy Avenger’s arsenal – the Plasmacaster 2.0, Chain Sword 2.0, and Elbow Rocket 2.0 – is an identical and “upgraded” weapon set that of Gipsy Danger's. It’s later retrofitted with Obsidian Fury’s Dual Plasma Chainsaws following the hybrid’s destruction.
An additional weapon, original to the design of Gipsy Avenger, is the Gravity Sling, a weapon similar to Guardian Bravo’s Elec-Whip 16 weapon, that can disturb the gravitational field around any object, from debris or a building, and allows Gipsy Avenger to use virtually anything as an offensive weapon against Kaiju.
Gypsy Avenger has a missile which can split into several smaller missiles; those small missiles are powerful enough to destroy a thick layer of ice. Gipsy Avenger is also outfitted with rocket boosters mounted on each of its feet that allow it to move quicker across land and substantially quicker underwater. Additionally, Gipsy Avenger's back "wings" can flip around and fire missiles. Despite the digital advancements by Mark-4 and Mark-5 Jaegers, like Gipsy Danger, Gipsy Avenger is outfitted with a Nuclear Vortex Turbine, and a smaller secondary turbine. Both have the power to power cities like Chicago.
- The following is roster of named Kaiju defeated by Gipsy Avenger, assisted or on its own.
- In Pacific Rim, Gipsy Danger is outfitted with a left and right Chain Sword by Mako Mori. In an interview with Yahoo.com, John Boyega states that Gipsy Avenger was given two Chain Swords because he mistakenly assumed Gipsy Danger only had one.[note 1]
- John Boyega: "“[...]The plasma sword is big; when you swing that, it’s not just your strength coming out, it’s also the robot’s. And if you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll notice we’ve got two of those babies. When I saw the first film, I was like, ‘Why don’t they put in another one?'” Behold the power that comes with being a producer."
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