|“||All these years, I've been living in the past, never really thought about the future until now. I never did have good timing.||„|
|~ Raleigh on himself.|
|“||When I was a kid, whenever I'd feel small or lonely, I'd look up at the stars. Wondered if there was life up there. Turns out I was looking in the wrong direction. When alien life entered our world, it was from deep beneath the Pacific Ocean. A fissure between two tectonic plates. A portal between dimensions. The Breach. I was fifteen when the first Kaiju made land in San Francisco. By the time tanks, jets and missiles took it down, six days and 35 miles later, three cities were destroyed. Tens of thousands of lives were lost. We mourned our dead, memorialized the event, and moved on. And then, only six months later, the second attack hit Manila. Then the third one hit Cabo. And then the fourth. And then we learned, that this was not gonna stop. This was just the beginning. We needed a new weapon. The world came together, pooling its resources and throwing aside old rivalries for the sake of the greater good. To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own. The Jaeger program was born. There were setbacks at first - the neural load to interface with the Jaeger proved too much for a single pilot. A two pilot system was implemented, left hemisphere, right hemisphere, pilot-controlled. We started winning, Jaegers stopping Kaijus everywhere. But the Jaegers were only as good as their pilots. So Jaeger pilots turned into rock stars, danger turned into propaganda, Kaijus into toys. We got really good at it... winning. Then... then it all changed.
|~ Raleigh's opening narration at the start of the first PACIFIC RIM film/movie|
Raleigh Becket is the main protagonist in the movie Pacific Rim and a mentioned character in it's sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising. He was the pilot of Gipsy Danger, although he loses his brother in one battle. After the lost of his brother, he would work as a construction worker until Stacker Pentecost found him. Returning to the Jaeger Program, he was partnered with Stacker's adopted daughter, Mako Mori to fight against the Kaiju in Hong Kong.
He is portrayed by Charlie Hunnam, who also portrayed Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy, and King Arthur in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.