Delta Skärare (Swedish, literally "Delta Cutter") is a Swedish Mark-7 Jaeger commissioned to by the Arctic Defense Corp and constructed by Omnicorp counter attacks on Northern Europe during the Second Kaiju War.
Design and unique featuresEdit
At the time of Delta Skärare's construction, Kaiju were beginning to learn that Jaegers with Cherno Alpha-style head units had their Conn-pods located in the torso. For this reason Delta's head was made to resemble Cherno's, however the Conn-pod was actually located in the head, in order to confuse Kaiju when an impaling blow to the chest failed to kill Delta's pilots. This would allow the element of surprise and let Delta get the upper hand in fights. It is currently credited with one solo Kaiju kill: SGR-77 Koyansu, Category III, Stockholm, 2040, as well as multiple kaiju kills achieved in cooperation with other Jaegers.
Delta's power source is classified, but is believed to be some form of antimatter-matter annihilation device; like most of Delta's systems it was developed by Finnish robotics firm Omnicorp.
Its pilots, non-identical twins Joakim and Alek Srudkun, had large speakers custom fitted to Delta Skärare's head unit, which are used to taunt Kaiju by playing heavy metal music during battle. It is unknown how effective this intimidation technique is, but Koyansu certainly seemed apprehensive to attack Delta after the opening of Creeping Death by Metallica was blared at it at a volume of around 500 decibels.
Delta's experimental "backpack" attachment, a combination of anti-grav tech and rocket engines, is inferior to, say, Corinthian Gauntlet's anti-grav equipment, as it doesn't allow true flight, only extended jumps. Then again it is only a prototype, and Delta Skärare's finely-tuned motor control, excellent Pilot reaction time and prototype gravity-controlling "wing" attachments allow it to get the most out of a somewhat limited piece of apparatus and perform uncanny feats of agility.
Delta is largely constructed of osmium., duranium, neutronium and other extremely dense elements, with the cockpit and power source armour constructed of incredibly resilient tetraneutronium.
It is one of the three powerful jaegers that took down category 7 antlion.
Delta Skärare is a primarily close-combat oriented Jaeger, equipped with twin DS8 Chainswords as its primary weapon. These have been upgraded in several ways compared to the older GD6 chainsword model, including rotary sub-blades and monomolecular edges.
Its ranged firepower consists of two rocket launchers mounted on the sides of its head; while these are not much use against larger Category IV, V and VI Kaiju, they still pack a serious punch despite the small size of the projectiles thanks to tetraneutronium-tipped warheads.
Delta Skärare's theme tune is Creeping Death by Metallica
- ↑ Densest real-life element known.
- ↑ A fictional, non-radioactive, incredibly dense isotope of uranium named as a pun on "durable" and "uranium".
- ↑ A hypothetical "element zero" on the periodic table, incredibly dense and made entirely of neutrons.
- ↑ A fictional form of neutronium made entirely of tetraneutrons, hypothetical particles consisting of four neutrons bound together in a manner that defies real-life nuclear physics.