.>Military turns to /v/irgins to pilot their mechs to fight kaijus.
How do you explain this in a way that makes sense?
I wouldn't bother. I'd just go full anime and make everything else in the setting equally wacky, so something like that just gets accepted as within the tone of a totally-not-serious universe.
/v/irgin computer genius was independently working on some technology for his own gaming purposes but it turns out that with a little tweaking from govt scientists, it works great as a facilitator for mech piloting
but time is short, the only people who are familiar enough with the tech to really use it well are the /v/irgin and his fedoralord homies
The mech AI was programmed by Japanese scientists and it always feel a strong romantic sexual attraction to it's pilots. No one has any idea how to fix it in time so now they need people degenerate enough to want to clang with giant mechs to pilot it.
Find virgins with high sex drives and fetishes. Mechs have a chance to overwhelm the senses of the users. Flooding the terminal with porn gives the pilot incentive resist the overwhelming bounce back of the senses from the mech in order to regain control.
Extra angst if you require two pilots who are virgins and in a relationship, and their sex drive towards eachother is a control mechanism. They would not be allowed to consummate their relationship until the threat to earth is free from danger. Sex becomes a tabboo for them because plot.
Turns out the control scheme for the game Steel Battalion was a perfect match to how modern mechas work, so instead of spending months training a bunch of mecha pilots from scratch, the first generation of Mecha pilots were /v/irgins got selected.
Only a true /v/irgin is scrawny and malnourished enough to fit into a mech, while still maintaining the reaction times and relative intelligence to pilot it.
The 'world' is actually a space colony overseen by a confused, but benevolent AI who had made everyone believe it's a certain year when really it's hundreds of years into the future. It has kept up its directive of making everyone happy and its directive of ensuring that defence training takes place through using video games. The best vidya players are in fact the ones most suited to defend the space colony when another colony finds it and attacks.
Make it so that the semi-sentient, quasi-organic mechs need a human being utterly detached from reality and society, preferably someone who is blinded by nostalgia and maybe even autism from anything quaint like rationality or logic. A person whose mind is just human enough for them not be a senseless animal, but certainly far from having meaningful thoughts.
The pilots are more the organic component necessary for true AI to move the machines, and the need as little mental activity going on as possible.
This way, they could also get people from /a/, /co/, half the population of /o/, a good number of /k/, a couple of the OP's and all the posters from CYOA threads here in /tg/, and all the /wsg/ sauce-beggars. I'm sure the rest of the boards have meat to offer, as well.
Evas actually have an in-universe reason for their pilots, though.
The giant "robots" (actually huge lobotomized humans) contain the soul of the pilot's mother in at least two cases, and (an earlier copy of) the sane soul of the pilot in another.
Todays youths have been conditioned neurologically to accept rapid and varied sensory input and to react in a meaningful fashion as a result of their exposure to constant media, videogames, and possibly VR.
As a result, they're the only ones whose brains can accept the neural interface required to pilot the mech's successfully - or at least with a high success rate. Not only that, age increases the rejection rate due to cellular degradation, so pilots rarely stay viable past the age of 30.
Scientists are confident they can overcome these limitations in a generation or two, but in the mean time those Kaiju aren't going to shoot themselves.
A better more autistic question is why the mech's are necessary to fight Kaiju over a conventional military at all.
>Turns out the control scheme for the game Steel Battalion was a perfect match to how modern mechas work, so instead of spending months training a bunch of mecha pilots from scratch, the first generation of Mecha pilots were /v/irgins got selected.
But like two people played that fucking game.
>pro players and pewdiepie are somehow related
you don't know jackshit about shit either, friendo
>mech's are necessary to fight Kaiju over a conventional military at all.
because the actual military is lame as shit, they don't even have elbow rockets or oppai missiles
>How do you explain this in a way that makes sense?
Use any one of the myraid movies/comics/games/books/anime that have done exactly the same thing.
ya'll are millennials thru and thru
All military endeavors are now e-sports the world-government uses to keep the population unaware of it's global domination, streamed through the skynet and the "armies", now teams, are sponsored by the corporations that run each sector.
The kaiju are produced by an "evil rogue corp" in the evil land of north korea, a subsidiary of google, to interfere with the war games.
D.Va isn't just some /v/irgin. She's an undefeated Starcraft pro and by all accounts from her backstory, incredibly gifted mentally. Let me emphasise - undefeated. She's operating on autistic savant levels in a nation that has an industry built on producing autistic savants. It basically means she has nigh-peerless reaction times, planning, and ability to process multiple events happening at once.
It's a silly comic book universe, but she joined the military, became part of their MEKA programme and whaddayaknow, she's incredibly good at it.
I get that this thread isn't necessarily about Overwatch but I really like the game and its silly universe because its fun and dumb
Kids are genetically modified to pilot.
I.E experimental direct to play plugins and more G-force resistance.
They are fielded because The War/Alien Invasion happens 10 years earlier than it should have.
Oh please, we all know that Marine will remove kebab, make anime real and make France the #1 mech producer of the world.
>If Marine removes kebab, who will handle the dangerous, tiring and demeaning construction of the mechs?
Mexico isn't third world though, it's the prime example of a second world country. Of course they still have their Narco's, but it's not like America was ever devoid of gang activity. In fact, Mexican and American gang activity are two sides of the same coin: they're all related to the drug flow from South American producers to US consumers.
YOUR MOM IS CANON, FAGGOT
A state of total war was declared
People's education and training would dictate their placement in the war machine
Individuals deemed unusable and undesirable were conscripted into high risk, experimental weapons field testing
For those that survived, re-integration awaited them
for those who failed, only glory on the battlefield
That's as close as I can get to arguing for autism as a defence program
God damn it /k/, a cornerstone of Kaiju films and fiction is that conventional warfare is absolutely ineffective against Kaiju.
The mechs are actually considered the expendable troops on the fields against kaiju: Impractical, non efficient, but easy to rebuild and big enough to attract a focused attention of a kaiju while the military enact evacuations and the actual extermination of the kaiju as it can be a time consuming process.
Trained troops are better on the field or piloting vehicles, the mecha pilots are just big distractions with a high casualty rates; hiring from /v/irgins is the best because they are not needed in the society, not cared for but are already trained to use joystick controls in a rapidly changing situation and have enough delusion or self esteem to try entering (or being convinced to enter) in the project.
The mecha has neural torture or execution devices in case the pilot decides to go mad mid fight and not act like ordered.
Why don't they use AI or control them from afar? The kaiju are especially adapted to disrupt delicate signals like that with their massive biological electricomagnetic field.
The population is conditioned to treat the robots as heroes rather than sacrifical lambs.
The entire military was wiped out in the earlier parts of the war, before the robots were entirely finished. Additionally, the interface to control the robots requires some experience with computer shit.
If you want to go for extra kicks, the robots can be produced more easily than pilots can be trained, and there's no downside to grabbing expendable NEETs.
That's because their guns don't hit hard enough.
Just build a gun that does. And remember, if all else fails, there is the castaba howitzer.
If that can't kill the thing you want dead, nothing else can and you are fucked.
>The Phantom Menace (podracing = piloting)
There should be a name for this genre where video game skills = real life fighting / piloting skills etc.
The military already targets /v/irgins for recruitment
>Movies where a character's video game prowess translates to combat application in a real life scenario.
>Military turns to /v/irgins to pilot their mechs to fight kaijus.
>How do you explain this in a way that makes sense?
They literally all go about the same premise through different means.
>They're powered by self loathing
>live combat simulation
>not a video game
Also, before he played the zero gravity war game, he played a number of other games in the Academy that he quickly got bored with.
He also played the VR game that had a clear goal, and required an amount of strategy to beat IE a video game.
your brain patterns have to conform to a very rare specific wavelength as perfectly as possible; turns out that shut in virgin NEETs have an overwhelming overrepresentation of such rare wavelength compared to normie population. Simply being an extrovert or being non virgin quickly botchs your wavelength and your synch rates plummet.
Fleeing and hiding from succubus saboteurs sent by enemy forces to cripple the pilots would be a real thing.
Somehow having a 300+ APM and fantastic micro skills makes them effective mecha pilots and tacticians
>How do you explain this in a way that makes sense?
>Implying this need explanation
the mech controls are almost identical to the controls for a popular mech arcade game. even the top soldiers they train for it aren't as good as the sweaty tournament-level players, so they're recruited.
>Forgetting a system to pump the cockpit/pilot full of estrogen while they pilot the frame
>Not including a side arc about research to produce more feminine males so they can increase angelframe production
>Military releases a training VR simulation for their new giant robots
>The game mimics the UI of their standard issue secret giant robots
>soldiers with a background as gamers tend to excel at piloting them
>Military wants to train gamers as pilots but only wants the cream of the crop
>Military releases training program as a video game
>The game has dedicated VR equipment for cheap
>Game popularity explodes
>A tournament is declared, the winner gets a fabulous prize
>It is a mystery, tought.
>Lots of players start dedicating themselves to mastering the game
>When the tournament is over, the military "volunteers" the winner and the runner ups into their mech piloting program.
>Their complaints are silenced with cold, hard cash.
>They now have to train to become an effective unit
>soldiers with a background as gamers
Or, in other words, soldiers. It always astounds me how few people realize that gaming consoles are about as highly-valued as good porn when on deployment.
I wasn't talking about people who enjoy to play videogames.
But people who play instead of living their lives.
Soldiers whose PRIMARY hobby was gaming scored higher on the VR simulation.
The "plan" is to acclimate turbonerd gamers into soldiers, which is easier than asking a private to drop everything he enjoys to play videogames
>highly-valued as good porn
What about porn games, eroge and the like? Or do they just have good taste and avoid that?
pick one and only one.
In this day and age if they haven't lost it by age 16 they never will. This means the ONLY true use they have left is to die in the seats of highly experimental mechs against extremely deadly enemies.
Y'know, if i ever tried to design a mech i would just replace the turret with a stocky mech torso on top of the tank threads
I couldn't justify arms over a cannon, tho'.
Maybe if the arms house cannons so that you can aim much faster.
But that easy-to-hit enormous profile... Damn it practicity, why do you have to be so hard to please?
Tanks are like a turtle, the Kaiju can just knock them over with massive earth quakes/shockwaves/whateverthefuck they have up their sleeves.
Mechas can get back up or regain their footing.
It's played like a video game.
How about mechs, being an imitation of a life form plus being fuckhuge, cause an intimidation effect that makes Kaijus not only focus on them, but actually unnerves them and makes them fight-able?
>Above-average reaction time
>Can stay seated for hours on end
>Familiarity with computers
>Obsession with staying competitive
>Can perform hundreds of actions in seconds
High-level esports players could probably make good candidates for that.