Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb

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Pairing: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb
Alternative name(s): Newt/Hermann, Newmann
Gender category: M/M
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Popular
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Newmann is the pairing Dr. Newton Geiszler and Dr. Hermann Gottlieb, two scientists in the Pacific Rim Universe.


In Pacific Rim both characters are scientists working for the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. These two often bicker and disagree due to their very different opinions on the Kaiju monsters that are attacking coastal cities. Hermann also disagrees with Newt'a decision to drift with a Kaiju brain at great personal risk to himself. To understand how to close the breach, Newton goes in search of another Kaiju brain, but finds himself in the middle of an attack. Hermann is sent to find Newt. The two drift with the Kaiju's brain and discover that only objects containing Kaiju DNA have the ability to cross the breach. This information allows the Jaegars to destroy the breach.


Newmann is the dominant pairing in this fandom.

Common Storylines and Tropes

  • College Era works can be AUs or pre-canon fics that depict their first meeting and the development of their relationship.
  • Post Pacific Rim:
    • Drift Bond works pairing these two were common, following the events of the film. The two may share dreams or bond over shared memories. Ghost drifting, a mental link between former drift partners, may also occur.
  • Post Uprising works often focus on Newt's recovery from mind control and torture, which may involve Hurt/Comfort.
  • Established Relationship

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  • ich hasse dich by que_sera, Anyone who has spent any amount of time in the Hong Kong research division knows to clear out when Newt and Hermann start screaming at each other in German. Raleigh has not spent any time in the research division. He's also beginning to question his knowledge of German. For instance, did Newt really just tell Hermann he had a perfect face?
  • In the Hour After Zero by Amuly, In the case of Drs Newton Geiszler and Hermann Gottleib, "bickering like an old married couple" was actually a fairly literal description of them. After all, they had started dating one year after Newt came aboard the PPDC, then married two years after that. So maybe the "old" part of "old married couple" wasn't perfectly accurate, but it was really just technicalities at that point.




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