Raleigh Becket/Chuck Hansen
|Pairing:||Raleigh Becket/Chuck Hansen|
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Chuck is initially antagonistic towards Raleigh, due to Raleigh temporarily leaving the Defense Corps following his brother Yancy's death. Chuck is also dismissive of Mako Mori, as she is an inexperienced Jaegar pilot. Chuck insults Mako, resulting in a physical fight between Raleigh and him.
In the final battle, Chuck's father is injured and Stacker Pentecost steps in as his co-pilot. They decide to detonate their Jaegar to give Gipsy Danger, piloted by Raleigh and Mako the best chance of closing the breach and ending the war.
Raleigh Becket/Chuck Hansen is the second most popular slash pairing in this fandom.
Common Storylines and Tropes
- Everybody Lives works are often fix-its in which Chuck doesn't die in the battle against the Kaiju
- it was grassy and wanted wear by achilleees, Chuck is dead. Chuck wakes up. (Groundhog Day AU)
- Sic Him, Boy! by nhixxie, Raleigh’s pretty sure Chuck is trying to sic his bulldog onto him, and really--Raleigh thinks as the dog curls at his feet and cuddles against his boots--Chuck should have realized the plan is flawed at the very foundation.
- Revive by Amethystina, Chuck never expects to survive Operation Pitfall. And he certainly doesn't expect Raleigh Becket, of all people, to care when it turns out that Chuck has somehow cheated death. It doesn't take long for Chuck to realise that living and surviving isn't exactly the same thing however - especially not with permanent damage he will carry with him for the rest of his life. But maybe, just maybe, he can find ways to make it worthwile. Raleigh seems quite interested in the job, if nothing else.
- I'd Call That Drift Compatibility by beachpartybb, From a prompt on the Pacific Rim kink meme -- "When Raleigh gets to the base, Herc is already wounded and can't be the Jaeger pilot anymore. And somehow Raleigh happens to be drift-compatible not with Mako, but with Chuck, so now they are new co-pilots. Chuck is not happy, but only until their first drift..."