How Pacific Rim: The Black Sets Up Season 2

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Season 1 of Pacific Rim: The Black, now streaming on Netflix.

Netflix's anime series Pacific Rim: The Black ends on a haunting note with the siblings, Taylor and Hayley, realizing Boy was planted on Earth by the kaiju alien overlords, the Precursors, as a trojan horse. While he's befriended them, he was meant to turn into a monster and help destroy humanity, leaving them struggling to find ways to keep him safe and change his destiny before it's too late.

However, they've got more than just humans and kaiju to worry about as they try to survive the abandoned Australia region, so let's break down what Season 2 could look like after Season 1 has left so much on the table.

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The Sisters Hunt Boy for Their Own Ends

Season 1 ended with the cult known as the Sisters spying on Boy in his kaiju mode. The Sisters call him their "kaiju messiah" and desperately want him, meaning a second season could focus on them hunting him down. The Sisters can control the kaiju-dogs, and seeing as they've been collecting eggs, they may have other monsters they can use.

It'll be interesting seeing Boy harness his powers and whether he can break the hold they have over these beasts. Either way, Taylor's team will fight tooth and nail against anyone who wants to kidnap Boy, but if the Sisters turn out to be infiltrators like him, it could change things drastically. Boy might need people like him to understand his powers, which might drive him away from hose he's come to trust. Boy can also control Apex, the giant robo-kaiju, and the Sisters will likely want that under their thumb, as well as other hybrids like it.

All-Out War Breaks Out Between

The rest of the group will want to find their parents too, as they believe they abandoned their Jaeger, Hunter Vertigo, and headed for Sydney. It's weird as a decade has passed -- surely, by now someone would've returned for the kids at Shadow Basin. But nonetheless, Taylor has hope. The problem is, Shane's gang will definitely come after them for the Atlas Destroyer Jaeger, as well as Mei.

This will invite other colonies Shane has double-crossed, as well as new ones because, apart from the bot, everyone wants new resources, the young women for breeding camps and, if they find out his secret, Boy as well. If their parents' leader, Major Rask, arrives, though, these soldiers could help out. But, with or without the Pan Pacific Defense Corps, it's going to be an all-out war. Throw in the kaiju roaming around, whether they're bad or good ones Boy can talk to, the group's going to be in the middle of many firefights.

Mei Recovers Her Memories

Mei has memories she'll want to uncover after realizing Shane stole her from her family and turned her into a soldier. She learned that he was using the neural helmets to tamper with people's memories and, seeing as hers are buried deep down, she'll need Atlas Destroyer's A.I., Loa, to unlock them. Loa has already said no, but Mei is adamant about knowing her true past.

It could destroy her mind, as we saw with Joel, but it's a risk she wants to take. Finding out whether her family's alive could alter her life completely, either sending her out to find them or resulting in her seeking to assassinate Shane for their deaths. On the other hand, hints of romance between Mei and Taylor might give her a reason to let go and embrace the future -- something he may need to do too.

Co-created by Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson and produced by Legendary Television and Polygon Pictures, Pacific Rim: The Black Season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.

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