Modern Disney: Aurora.
A drawing I did for Mary Costa :)
One of the three original Jaegers built at the dawn of the Kaiju war, Briar Rose walks into battle like something out of a dream. But it took a while for the pilots Aurora and Phillip to get to that point. Aurora was the daughter of a wealthy backer to the Jaeger Program. Long before the giant robots were even commissioned there was backlash from Kaiju worshiping extremists. One went so far as to promise that something would happen to Aurora if her father did not stop the production and use of the Jaegers.
One year later they made good on that threat. She was kidnapped and drugged with a lethal dose of a poison derived from the alien monsters but she was a fighter and instead of dying, she only fell into a coma. Phillip lead a special tasks force and relentlessly searched for her until they found her sleeping body dumped in a temple built for worshiping the monstrous beasts. They got her back to a hospital and were able to flush the toxins from her blood stream, but it was Phillip’s blood transfusion that really saved her. The kiss that sealed her safety.
When she awoke she made it her first priority to get well enough to join the Jaeger program to spite those who harmed her. Briar Rose was the third Jaeger to take down a Kaijuu and over the course of it’s run managed to tackle quite a few more. Since retired, Aurora works with two of the other rangers Snow and Cinderella to coach and help younger pilots with both the physical and mental aspects of the war. Having suffered from PTSD from both her kidnapping and from fighting on the frontlines, she makes an excellent counselor.
12/?? of my Disney Jaeger Pilot Series
I love this so much!