History TearJerker / Borderlands2

16th Apr '16 2:31:58 AM dvorak
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* There's the lines spoken by the Hyperion engineers that imply that most of them are PunchClockVillains who are forced to fight you, such as "I never signed up for this!" and "[[{{Retirony}} I almost paid off the house...]]".
* Shade's implied backstory in the "Captain Scarlett" DLC. He's the soul survivor in Oasis due to everyone else either dying of thirst or from bandit attacks, and he's so desperate for companionship that he's [[OfCorpseHesAlive rigged up the corpses of the townsfolk with echo recorders]] so he can pretend to have conversations with them. What really makes him tragic is the way he treats the player: he's absolutely ''overjoyed'' to finally meet another real person who isn't trying to kill him, and he makes numerous blatant hints that he wants you to keep hanging around the town so he won't be alone anymore. It really makes you want to help the poor guy relocate to Sanctuary or something.

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* There's the lines spoken by the Hyperion engineers that imply that most of them are PunchClockVillains who are forced to fight you, such as "I never signed up for this!" this!", "Stop fighting back, you're gonna get me fired!" and "[[{{Retirony}} I almost paid off the house...]]".
* Shade's implied backstory in the "Captain Scarlett" DLC. He's the soul sole survivor in Oasis due to everyone else either dying of thirst or from bandit attacks, and he's so desperate for companionship that he's [[OfCorpseHesAlive rigged up the corpses of the townsfolk with echo recorders]] so he can pretend to have conversations with them. What really makes him tragic is the way he treats the player: he's absolutely ''overjoyed'' to finally meet another real person who isn't trying to kill him, and he makes numerous blatant hints that he wants you to keep hanging around the town so he won't be alone anymore. It really makes you want to help the poor guy relocate to Sanctuary or something.
27th Jan '16 8:14:19 AM acdc827
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-->'''Lilith:''' Who would do this to [[spoiler:their own daughter?]]\\
'''Roland:''' The kind of man who deserves to die.

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-->'''Lilith:''' Who What kind of person would do this to [[spoiler:their own daughter?]]\\
'''Roland:''' The kind of man guy who deserves to die.
28th Dec '15 1:18:28 PM acdc827
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---'''Lilith:''' Who would do this to [[spoiler:their own daughter?]]\\

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---'''Lilith:''' -->'''Lilith:''' Who would do this to [[spoiler:their own daughter?]]\\
28th Dec '15 1:16:25 PM acdc827
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*** "[[spoiler: Roland's dead?]] Thank you f- thank you for telling me. Please go now." "Here. I was saving this for a rainy day, but maybe you can use it to take down Jack. Please go now." Her voice is completely devoid of any life or enthusiasm.

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*** "[[spoiler: -->'''Tina:''' ''(In a voice completely devoid of her usual life and enthusiasm)'' [[spoiler: Roland's dead?]] Thank you f- thank for... Thank you for telling me. Please go now." "Here. Here. I was saving this for a rainy day, but maybe you can use it to take down Jack. Please go now." Her voice is completely devoid of any life or enthusiasm.



-->'''Tiny Tina''': ''Best [[spoiler:tea party]] ever...''

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-->'''Tiny Tina''': ''Best ''(Completely deadpan)'' Best [[spoiler:tea party]] ever...''



---'''Lilith:''' Who would do this to [[spoiler:their own daughter?]]\\
'''Roland:''' The kind of man who deserves to die.



* In the Caustic Caverns, you can collect ECHO recordings where you learn that the crystalisks were docile, intelligent, and friendly to humans until Dahl ordered them hunted for their valuable crystals. When Booth, the security chief, refused to begin hunting them and actually led a rebellion, the Dahl mining chief shot her dead. To add insult to injury, there's a pickaxe embedded in Booth's headstone, since the last thing she did before getting shot was point out that the mining team only had pickaxes to face off against the security team's guns. The recorder where this is played is on her grave. But the real kicker? The crystalisks apparently not only began attacking the Dahl personnel and humanity in general, but there's a dozen of them on the path leading to said grave, and those crystalisks are implied to be ''guarding'' that grave.

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* In the Caustic Caverns, you can collect ECHO recordings where you learn that the crystalisks were docile, intelligent, and friendly to humans until Dahl ordered them hunted for their valuable crystals. When Booth, the security chief, refused to begin hunting them and actually led a rebellion, the Dahl mining chief shot her dead. To add insult to injury, there's a pickaxe embedded in Booth's headstone, since the last thing she did before getting shot was point out that the mining team only had pickaxes to face off against the security team's guns. The recorder where this is played is on her grave. But the real kicker? The crystalisks apparently not only began attacking the Dahl personnel and humanity in general, but there's a dozen of them on the path leading to said grave, and those crystalisks are implied to be ''guarding'' that grave. Talk about WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.
9th Dec '15 8:56:39 AM TheMuse
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** However, the last mission is made even worse by Jack's reaction. You'd expect he'd rant and rave and scream at you like he did when you [[spoiler: killed Angel]] or destroyed his statues, or send out loaders in fury. But instead, he's ''indifferent.'' Think about it. Nisha is genuinely in love with him, has been his girlfriend for 3 years and got very well along with him by the end of TPS. Then she dies, and Jack just doesn't give a shit about her, like she meant nothing to him.
-->Did...did you just kill my girlfriend? I'm actually...kinda pissed about that. Huh.
21st Oct '15 5:28:34 PM DoppleDelta
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*** [[https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/q71/s720x720/1779234_10152058578614081_1337741087_n.jpg The release of Krieg's Valentine's Day-themed skin]] reveals that Maya has largely rejected him. Poor guy.

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*** [[https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/q71/s720x720/1779234_10152058578614081_1337741087_n.[[http://i.imgur.com/RRMDFLm.jpg The release of Krieg's Valentine's Day-themed skin]] reveals that Maya has largely rejected him. Poor guy.
6th Oct '15 12:31:37 PM Deathhacker
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** The worst part is that unlike every other broken person in the Borderlands, who saw the people they cared for die due to crazy bandits or a brutal dictator, Slade had to watch his friends die of thirst. There was absolutely nothing he could do and no one for him to fight against. You could tell that the revelation that there was water all along completely shattered what was left of him.
20th Aug '15 11:15:16 PM Zaptech
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-->Did...did you just kill my girlfriend? I'm actually...kinda pissed about that. Huh.

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-->Did...did you just kill my girlfriend? I'm actually...kinda pissed about that. Huh.Huh.
* If you've played ''Tales From The Borderlands,'' anytime you hear [[spoiler: Scooter say "CATCH A RIDE!"]] can cause an unexpected burst of tears.
14th Jul '15 8:22:04 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** This is especially heartbreaking if you played as Nisha. She seems to have mellowed out quite a bit in the years between her time on Elpis and Pandora, and is actually polite and respectful towards you and Brick, which is a big change to her more {{Jerkass}} attitude in the Pre-Sequel. (Although she still is a sadist and has no problem killing puppies or torturing people for stupid reasons.)

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** This is especially heartbreaking if you played as Nisha. She seems to have mellowed out quite a bit in the years between her time on Elpis and Pandora, and is actually polite and respectful towards you and Brick, which is a big change to her more {{Jerkass}} attitude in the Pre-Sequel. (Although she still is a sadist and has no problem killing puppies or torturing people for stupid reasons.))
** However, the last mission is made even worse by Jack's reaction. You'd expect he'd rant and rave and scream at you like he did when you [[spoiler: killed Angel]] or destroyed his statues, or send out loaders in fury. But instead, he's ''indifferent.'' Think about it. Nisha is genuinely in love with him, has been his girlfriend for 3 years and got very well along with him by the end of TPS. Then she dies, and Jack just doesn't give a shit about her, like she meant nothing to him.
-->Did...did you just kill my girlfriend? I'm actually...kinda pissed about that. Huh.
13th May '15 9:40:51 PM GeniusSparky343
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** This is especially heartbreaking if you played as Nisha. She seems to have mellowed out quite a bit in the years between her time on Elpis and Pandora, and is actually polite and respectful towards you and Brick, which is a big change to her more {{Jerkass}} attitude in the Pre-Sequel. (Although she still is a sadist and has no problem killing puppies or torturing people for retarded reasons.)

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** This is especially heartbreaking if you played as Nisha. She seems to have mellowed out quite a bit in the years between her time on Elpis and Pandora, and is actually polite and respectful towards you and Brick, which is a big change to her more {{Jerkass}} attitude in the Pre-Sequel. (Although she still is a sadist and has no problem killing puppies or torturing people for retarded stupid reasons.)
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