|Breach Date||February 25, 2040|
|Attack Behavior||Predatory hit-and-run maneuvers|
|Powers||Increased agility, claws and teeth can cut through metal easily|
|City Targeted||Washington D.C.,|
Nemesis is a Category I Kaiju and the first of its kind to return to Earth after the end of the first Kaiju War. It attacked Washington D.C. on February 26, 2040 and continued to rampage unabated for two days before being defeated by the Jaeger Vigilant Dark.
Nemesis has a lithe, quadrupedal body similar to a reptile designed for speed both on land and underwater. It has long limbs tipped with claws that can tear through a Jaeger's armor easily, and this allows it to circle around Jaegers to make quick slashes and pounces. It has foldable membranes on its long tail for underwater propulsion, making it one of the fastest Kaiju ever. The tail can also be used to whip at a Jaeger and knock it off its feet. It has a bioluminescent green pattern across its body, in the form of crescent shaped marks running down its neck, body and tail. Nemesis' jaws are powerful, able to chomp through metal quickly. In combination with its speed, this makes the creature much more deadly.
Nemesis surfaced from the Atlantic Breach on February 25 and was first noticed by a cargo ship 350 km north of the Breach. The US Coast Guard investigated the sighting and reported it to the Navy. Two submarines were sent to intercept the Kaiju before it reached Chesapeake Bay, but they failed to stop it and the creature made landfall. At this point, the military attempted delay its warpath towards D.C. using jets and artillery bombardment, but also failed. D.C. was evacuated and the creature rampaged across the District, devastating whole city blocks as the military stood helpless.
This rampage would go on for two days until the arrival of Vigilant Dark all the way from Vladivostok. The Kaiju knew of the threat of a Jaeger, and struck first against the metallic titan with a pounce. Knocking the Jaeger down, Nemesis leaped in to slash and tear at it before being grappled and knocked down itself. As the Jaeger set itself upright, the creature crawled back to a distance before rushing in for another attack. This time, the Jaeger dodged and grabbed its tail and dragged it around before freeing itself with a bite on the sequestering hand.
With it's left hand torn off, Vigilant Dark was at a disadvantage. Seeing this opportunity, it lashed at the Jaeger's legs, damaging them enough to cripple Vigilant's movements to slow hobbles. But before it could finally destroy the Jaeger, the mech pulled out its plasma cannon and obliterated Nemesis mid-rush with a fully-charged blast.
Because of its destruction of the United States Capital, the world feared Kaiju again and its attack was a herald of the coming vengeance of the Precursors.