Leatherback is a kaiju from Pacific Rim, where it appeared to attack Hong Kong alongside Otachi. He is classified as a Category IV kaiju.
Leatherback is a naturally hostile creature whose appearance is akin to that of a gorilla; however, if injured, Leatherback uses hit-and-run tactics to defeat foes. He will retreat from proactive battle and hide until the enemy is distracted. Pouncing on enemies from behind, Leatherback uses the weight of his opponent against them. Leatherback's fists are akin to that of maces, the hard protrusions that cover his hands and body can tear through armor. His thick skin allows him to withstand great amounts of damage without falter. This is further enhanced by heavy armor on the shoulders, as well as a rather notable crest-like plate that covers the top of the head. He possesses fourteen bioluminescent tendrils on the back of his head that wiggle as a sign of agitation.
Of the two, Leatherback does not possess the same level of intelligence or cunning as Otachi. His strength lies behind his rage, particularly when challenged in an attack. His movement resembles that of a gorilla, walking on his knuckles with jumping abilities and large shovel-like hands. Leatherback has six visible eyes. The kaiju's most deadly trait is a large, four-lobed organ on his back that can naturally charge and generate an electromagnetic pulse which disables all electronics in a wide surrounding area, a dangerous threat to the digitized Jaegers.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-A, likely 7-C
Origin: Pacific Rim
Attack Potency: At least Multi-City Block level, likely Town level (Fought Gypsy Danger)
Striking Strength: At least Multi-City Block Class, likely Town Class
Durability: At least Multi-City Block level, likely Town level
Range: Dozens of metres
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Below average; has shown intelligence similar to an animal
Weaknesses: Slow-moving and not very agile