A few weeks ago I attended a convention in my Sasha cosplay, and it was totally worth dealing with the 100 degree weather.
I just wanted to share this with you, and thank you for creating these characters, because all of them have impacted my life in some way, Sasha especially.
So thank you so much!
Ok Sasha was on screen for maaaaaybe 10 minutes total and I’m not sure if she actually had any lines (I think she might have shouted something in Russian as they were being attacked) and this character impacted OP’s life?? I mean….good for you, I guess.
Yes, she did, because she didn’t have to speak for her to have an impact. The first time we see her you can tell she’s a badass. She’s beautiful, she wears full makeup into battle, and you can tell nobody fucks with her. She’s the dominating one in her marriage to a 7ft tall, strong ass Russian man, and you can see this because a) cafeteria scene;
She’s calling him over. When he sits down, she pulls him to her and he just lets her.
b) When that whole shit fest with Gipsy’s test run goes down;
Aleksis is clearly uncomfortable about standing on that catwalk, BUT HE DOESN’T MAKE ANY MOVE TO LEAVE UNTIL SASHA STARTS MOVING. Sasha stares that fucking plasma gun down and she is pissed that she even has to move, because she isn’t scared of it.
c) WHEN WE FIRST MEET THEM, GUESS WHO’S WALKING IN FRONT;
And d) She is Pilot 1 of Cherno;
Aleksis is Pilot 2. Sasha is the one that calls out the orders, she talks to LOCCENT the most, she tells Aleksis what to do in Cherno, and he LISTENS TO HER.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO SEE A BIG TALL MAN LISTEN TO HIS WIFE LIKE THIS? IT’S AMAZING. BECAUSE IT NEVER HAPPENS. THERE’S A STRONG MAN ON SCREEN? HE’S THE LEADER, CLEARLY. NOT IN PACIFIC RIM. BOTH MAKO AND SASHA KICKED THAT STEREOTYPE IN THE FUCKING FACE, THEY KICKED ASS, AND LOOKED GOOD DOING IT.
And when Cherno does go down, Sasha isn’t screaming in fear of death, she’s screaming because she can’t take the kaiju down with her. And that’s badass as hell.
(Ps, she has 10 lines. And she’s cussing in Russian when they’re fighting.)