>>122468869 Look, if Jesus could turn water into wine, I'm pretty sure a lot of magic stuff in anime is believable. But giant mecha? They're just impractical, and would just sink into the ground in most places.
>>122469258 No, I am telling you that those aspect of fiction that are based on reality should be based on reality. If your fiction is based on the fact that standing upright in gunfights is superior to crouching and taking cover for no real reason then your story has a flaw. If you say that standing upright is better than crouching and taking cover because it evokes the power of manliness within you that protects you from bullets then your story is internally consistent. Giant mecha are the former. Magic is the latter.
>>122468548 in pacific rim, apparently the giant monsters had really poisonous/radioactive blood, so bash attacks were preferred over slash/piercing. And the giants kept getting bigger, so the robots had to keep getting bigger.
>>122471616 >in pacific rim, Some robots actually used ranged attacks. So apparently cruise missiles work. There is no reason why you couldn't plant a number of missile launchers on the fucking wall instead of keeping it completely undefended. It was shitty writing for the sole purpose of keeping the mecha in the game.
>>122471616 No, they used the Jaeger because while military tactics could and DID work, it took too long and they'd have done their rampage. Their blood would then spill and make the area inhospitable.
Jaegers would instead intercept them in the ocean, where they did minimal damage with their blood. Boats would get capsized and destroyed by the sheer movements of them, to say nothing of the kaiju outright bypassing them. Jaegers could handle drops from great heights, the pressure from great depths and ould handle urban combat decently. Jaegers were unbelievably versatile.
>>122472374 If memory serves, there was something in Hindu mythology that was a giant structure of metal that wielded rotating blades upon one arm and could fire arrows at great distances. Can't remember where I read this though.
>>122472374 >>122472429 Pretty sure a mechanical man is mentioned in some greek story as well for liek one line. Guarded the edge of a cliff and threw rocks at boats passing by or something while their was some dragon thing on the adjacent cliff that would eat boats that got to close to its side of the pass trying to avoid the rocks.
>>122472457 The Robots can be airlifted to whereever teh kaiju are headed as well as being able to intercept them on land or in the ocean itself. The train is stuck on a fixed track on the wall, and if the kaiju breaks through the wall the train is not only unable to follow it onto land, but the tracks are fucked up and need to be repaired before the train can be used again as well.
>>122472431 To be fair, the wall wasn't even finished being constructed.
Though even if it was and the trains did work, the Kaiju would either evolve to get around the them, or would come in amounts that they could not handle. This was already happening.
>>122472457 This guy is ignoring that Jaegers were already getting outpaced and fighting a losing battle against the kaijuu. The only reason why humanity was saved was because of how Jaegers were built.
>>122472558 >The Robots can be airlifted to whereever teh kaiju are The train gets a head-start on account of being on the tracks from the beginning. The is probably also more than one train, since trains are way cheaper than giant robots.
>Not when you arm them with 10 times the amount of the Jaegers. Yes. Yes, they are. The offense part of the robots was only a tiny fraction of their costs. They required fucking power plants to be even able to move at all.
>>122472900 >The wall is probably rather straight as well if it's that long.
It can't go straight to the kaiju, it needs to travel along the wall to where they think the Kaiju will appear at it. The Jaegers can be flown straight to the kaiju itself before it even reaches the wall.
>>122472811 Missiles barely worked on the first kaiju and it took them 3 days. By the point the wall was at during the start of the movie, if you had been bombarding them with the current weaponry, they'd have just evolved to completely ignore it.
Even granting the huge jump in logic that your trains can somehow keep up with the evolution of Kaiju, again, the train wouldn't be able to have ended the Kaiju threat. By the end of the movie, if the current events kept up, humanity would have been overrun within a week.
Do you seriously think that a train can handle 10 kaiju at the same time?
>>122473130 >It can't go straight to the kaiju, No, but it can go straight to the place that the kaiju is closest to. Once the train is there, the kaiju has to be over 1.4 times as fast as the train to get past it. Trains can move at 300 km/h, so the kaiju would need to move at more than 424 km/h through water to get past the train. That's without even seeing the train, because once it's in sight the artillery will already have started firing. That's pretty much impossible.
>>122473288 Indeed, the wall is a rather stupid idea. The really smart thing would have been to gather a super fleet in a ring formation around the spot in the pacific ocean where all the kaiju come from. I was just going from what was there in-universe.
>>122473302 >No, but it can go straight to the place that the kaiju is closest to. It can't. It needs to follow the path of the wall in a round about rout. It can't go form point A to point B in a straight line, it needs to follow the wall. That's the point. And the wall was not a straight line.
> Trains can move at 300 km/h, so the kaiju would need to move at more than 424 km/h through water to get past the train.
The Kaiju and the train are not racing side by side anon.
>>122473386 Both the movie, novel, and side material state the conventional weaponry took 3 days and multiple nukes to kill Tresspasser (The first kaiju), with the second kaiju not being much easier.
Strikers has missiles that bombard the Kaiju up close with a focused barrage and then can close in to guarantee a kill if that doesn't work. The Coyote tango has simply enormous cannons. I think Romeo blue had gattlign guns but it never mentions how well those worked (Romeo blue also later got its ass kicked once the kaiju started getting tougher).
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