This is a tribute to Pacific Rim Uprising. While Jake got to be a better character by the second half of the film, it wasn’t totally enough to save him. He was okay at best, but could really learn a thing or two from Asta who trained ever since he was a kid to be the very best. Jake quit when the going got tough, but Asta stuck with it and that’s why there is such a difference in power between the two fighters. Asta wins.