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14th Dec '15 11:24:14 AM AHI-3000
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* The entire game, even series, seems to be a giant Take That to the idea that letting corporations act in a government's place is a terrible idea. In the first game alone you have a corporation that literally abandoned a planet of people to mutated raiders and deadly wildlife, one that didn't even try to save lives during a zombie outbreak, and one that treated it's best military commander with the same respect you save for a data entry clerk. We all know what happened with the corporation shown in the 4th DLC, which, as of the second game, had waged a war with the population for 3 years, turned into a Orwellian corporation full of backstabbing corporate climbers and run by a CorruptCorporateExecutive who's policies were on par with Stalin's regime.

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* The entire game, even series, seems to be a giant Take That to TakeThat against the idea that of [[MegaCorp letting corporations act in a government's place is a terrible idea. place]]. In the first game alone you have a corporation that literally abandoned a planet of people to mutated raiders and deadly wildlife, one that didn't even try to save lives during a zombie outbreak, and one that treated it's its best military commander with the same respect you save for a data entry clerk. We all know what happened with the corporation shown in the 4th DLC, which, as of the second game, had waged a war with the population for 3 years, turned into a Orwellian corporation full of backstabbing corporate climbers and run by a CorruptCorporateExecutive who's whose policies were on par with Stalin's regime.
13th Jul '15 5:52:22 PM Insufficient_Dakka
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* [[spoiler:When you open the Vault and have to fight The Destroyer]], Angel only mentions that you know where to hit it to kill it, which left many players confused since there was no previous hint of its existence. However any player who payed attention to Pandora's wild life should recognize that [[spoiler:the Destroyer]] has the same split jaw and 4 eyes anatomy as the skags, who in turn have their weak point inside their mouths. This also means that the skags might be biologically related to [[spoiler:The Destroyer.]]

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* [[spoiler:When you open the Vault and have to fight The Destroyer]], Angel only mentions that you know where to hit it to kill it, which left many players confused since there was no previous hint of its existence. However any player who payed attention to Pandora's wild life should recognize that [[spoiler:the Destroyer]] has the same split jaw and 4 eyes anatomy as the skags, rakk hive, who in turn have their weak point inside on their mouths. eyes. This also means that the skags rakk hive might be biologically related to [[spoiler:The Destroyer.]]
5th Jul '15 10:23:57 AM Discar
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* The motto on the Welcome To Pandora billboards: "Your final destination, GUARANTEED!" Even leaving aside the implications from the [[Film/FinalDestination film series]] of the same name...
** Most Pandorans would probably say that's ActuallyPrettyFunny given their love of BlackHumor.

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* The motto on the Welcome To Pandora billboards: "Your final destination, GUARANTEED!" Even leaving aside the implications from the [[Film/FinalDestination film series]] of the same name...
** Most Pandorans would probably say that's ActuallyPrettyFunny given their love of BlackHumor.
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5th Jul '15 1:57:36 AM CharlesPhipps
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* The motto on the Welcome To Pandora billboards: "Your final destination, GUARANTEED!" Even leaving aside the implications from the [[Film/FinalDestination film series]] of the same name...

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* The motto on the Welcome To Pandora billboards: "Your final destination, GUARANTEED!" Even leaving aside the implications from the [[Film/FinalDestination film series]] of the same name...name...
** Most Pandorans would probably say that's ActuallyPrettyFunny given their love of BlackHumor.
2nd Jul '15 2:48:16 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* The entire game, even series, seems to be a giant Take That to the idea that letting corporations act in a government's place is a terrible idea. In the first game alone you have a corporation that literally abandoned a planet of people to mutated raiders and deadly wildlife, one that didn't even try to save lives during a zombie outbreak, and one that treated it's best military commander with the same respect you save for a data entry clerk. We all know what happened with the corporation shown in the 4th DLC.

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* The entire game, even series, seems to be a giant Take That to the idea that letting corporations act in a government's place is a terrible idea. In the first game alone you have a corporation that literally abandoned a planet of people to mutated raiders and deadly wildlife, one that didn't even try to save lives during a zombie outbreak, and one that treated it's best military commander with the same respect you save for a data entry clerk. We all know what happened with the corporation shown in the 4th DLC.
DLC, which, as of the second game, had waged a war with the population for 3 years, turned into a Orwellian corporation full of backstabbing corporate climbers and run by a CorruptCorporateExecutive who's policies were on par with Stalin's regime.
16th May '15 8:00:48 AM flyboy254
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* The entire game, even series, seems to be a giant Take That to the idea that letting corporations act in a government's place is a terrible idea. In the first game alone you have a corporation that literally abandoned a planet of people to mutated raiders and deadly wildlife, one that didn't even try to save lives during a zombie outbreak, and one that treated it's best military commander with the same respect you save for a data entry clerk. [[Borderlands2 We all know what happened with the corporation shown in the 4th DLC]]

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* The entire game, even series, seems to be a giant Take That to the idea that letting corporations act in a government's place is a terrible idea. In the first game alone you have a corporation that literally abandoned a planet of people to mutated raiders and deadly wildlife, one that didn't even try to save lives during a zombie outbreak, and one that treated it's best military commander with the same respect you save for a data entry clerk. [[Borderlands2 We all know what happened with the corporation shown in the 4th DLC]]
DLC.
16th May '15 8:00:10 AM flyboy254
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* The fact that Commandante Steele doesn't use any Siren abilities [[spoiler: when you finally fight her resurrected, Claptrapped self in the 4th DLC.]] Sirens have a mystical quality: there are only 6 of them in the universe at any given time, with a new one coming into existence whenever one of the 6 dies. [[spoiler: It's likely Steele lost her Siren abilities when she was killed by the Destroyer, with her "place in the universe" immediately transferring to a new Siren. When you face her as Steele-Trap, her Siren tattoos are gone and have been replaced by Claptrap circuitry tattoos.]]

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* The fact that Commandante Steele doesn't use any Siren abilities [[spoiler: when you finally fight her resurrected, Claptrapped self in the 4th DLC.]] Sirens have a mystical quality: there are only 6 of them in the universe at any given time, with a new one coming into existence whenever one of the 6 dies. [[spoiler: It's likely Steele lost her Siren abilities when she was killed by the Destroyer, with her "place in the universe" immediately transferring to a new Siren. When you face her as Steele-Trap, her Siren tattoos are gone and have been replaced by Claptrap circuitry tattoos.tattoo.]]




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* The entire game, even series, seems to be a giant Take That to the idea that letting corporations act in a government's place is a terrible idea. In the first game alone you have a corporation that literally abandoned a planet of people to mutated raiders and deadly wildlife, one that didn't even try to save lives during a zombie outbreak, and one that treated it's best military commander with the same respect you save for a data entry clerk. [[Borderlands2 We all know what happened with the corporation shown in the 4th DLC]]
20th Mar '15 8:47:12 AM Discar
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* Why is the city of Sanctuary named "Sanctuary" of all things, when it spends the entire game being terrorized by bandits and Crimson Lance? [[spoiler:Because it sets up for the sequel, where New Haven, the main city in the first game, has been subjugated by Hyperion, and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the heroes find sanctuary in -- you guessed it -- Sanctuary]]]].



* An instance that counts as both brilliance and horror is Tina's characterization. Kids sometimes really talk like that, but only if the overwhelming majority of people they know talked like that around them during their formative years. Given that she lives next to [[spoiler: the bandits that include her parents' killer among their number]] and she is only just growing past the "impressionable" stage, she literally owes every last horrible moment of her life and personality to these guys.

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* An instance that counts as both brilliance and horror is Tina's characterization. Kids sometimes really talk like that, but only if the overwhelming majority of people they know talked like that around them during their formative years. Given that she lives next to [[spoiler: the bandits that include her parents' killer among their number]] and she is only just growing past the "impressionable" stage, she literally owes every last horrible moment of her life and personality to these guys.
15th Mar '15 4:49:10 PM powerofanime1
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* An instance that counts as both brilliance and horror is Tina's characterization. Kids sometimes really talk like that, but only if the overwhelming majority of people they know talked like that around them during their formative years. Given that she lives next to [[spoiler: the bandits that include her parents' killer among their number]] and she is only just growing past the "impressionable" stage, she literally owes every last horrible moment of her life and personality to these guys.
5th Jan '15 9:59:22 AM Discar
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* Why can't Lilith jump while Phasewalking? For the same reason that she takes no damage and can't open doors or operate machinery while Phasewalking. Energy, whether kinetic, themal, or electromagnetic, cannot affect her body while she's Phasewalking, and vice-versa. She cannot exhibit kinetic force on any object in our dimension, and thus she can't push against the ground to propel herself upward. A brilliant and subtle case of MagicAIsMagicA.
** She can exert force to walk around, though, so that makes no sense. And if she's supposed to be floating or something, she should be able to float up, too.

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* Why can't Lilith jump while Phasewalking? For the same reason that she takes no damage and can't open doors or operate machinery while Phasewalking. Energy, whether kinetic, themal, or electromagnetic, cannot affect her body while she's Phasewalking, and vice-versa. She cannot exhibit kinetic force on any object in our dimension, and thus she can't push against the ground to propel herself upward. A brilliant and subtle case of MagicAIsMagicA.
** She can exert force to walk around, though, so that makes no sense. And if she's supposed to be floating or something, she should be able to float up, too.
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