History TearJerker / Borderlands2

10th Aug '17 11:46:50 PM HissingRooster
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*** Those recordings are just horrifying. The unwilling subject who begs the doctor to let him go because he might have Skull Shivers, the doctor who wants to help him but can't because Jack is threatening her wife, [[spoiler:Tiny Tina witnessing her parents' horrific deaths and being reduced to crying and screaming 'Why is this happening?'...]]

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*** Those recordings are just horrifying. The unwilling subject who begs the doctor to let him his husband go because he might have has Skull Shivers, the doctor who wants to help him but can't because Jack is threatening her wife, [[spoiler:Tiny Tina witnessing her parents' horrific deaths and being reduced to crying and screaming 'Why is this happening?'...]]
9th Aug '17 6:37:20 AM Dravencour
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** He also got himself thrown out of Sanctuary soon after that because when he came across the guy who sold out New Haven to Hyperion and brought about its fall, [[spoiler:Shep Sanders from the original game]], he killed the guy with a brutality rivaling the god damn [[VideoGame/Doom2016 Doom Slayer]], gouging out his eyes and tearing his skull apart. ''Damn''.

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** He also got himself thrown out of Sanctuary soon after that because when he came across the guy who sold out New Haven to Hyperion and brought about its fall, [[spoiler:Shep Sanders from the original game]], he killed was absolutely brutal in killing the guy with guy, a brutality rivaling the god damn [[VideoGame/Doom2016 Doom Slayer]], gouging out most likely brought about by his eyes pain at seeing New Haven fall and tearing his skull apart. ''Damn''.what Nisha did to said dog.
9th Aug '17 6:33:32 AM Dravencour
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** He also got himself thrown out of Sanctuary soon after the aforementioned puppy-killing because when he came across the guy who sold out New Haven to Hyperion, [[spoiler:Shep Sanders from the original game]], he killed the guy with a brutality rivaling the god damn [[VideoGame/Doom2016 Doom Slayer]], gouging out his eyes and tearing his skull apart. ''Damn''.

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** He also got himself thrown out of Sanctuary soon after the aforementioned puppy-killing that because when he came across the guy who sold out New Haven to Hyperion, Hyperion and brought about its fall, [[spoiler:Shep Sanders from the original game]], he killed the guy with a brutality rivaling the god damn [[VideoGame/Doom2016 Doom Slayer]], gouging out his eyes and tearing his skull apart. ''Damn''.
9th Aug '17 6:28:49 AM Dravencour
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* [[spoiler: Brick]] going insane and becoming a bandit because The Sheriff killed his dog at first seems like a one-off dark joke. That is until you reach Lynchwood and she taunts you about it, revealing Brick was sobbing like a child as she snapped it's neck. It makes killing her all the more satisfying.

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* [[spoiler: Brick]] going insane and becoming a bandit because The Sheriff killed his dog at first seems like a one-off dark joke. That is until you reach Lynchwood and she taunts you about it, revealing Brick [[spoiler:Brick]] was sobbing like a child as she snapped it's the poor puppy's neck. RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM. It makes killing her all the more satisfying.satisfying.
** He also got himself thrown out of Sanctuary soon after the aforementioned puppy-killing because when he came across the guy who sold out New Haven to Hyperion, [[spoiler:Shep Sanders from the original game]], he killed the guy with a brutality rivaling the god damn [[VideoGame/Doom2016 Doom Slayer]], gouging out his eyes and tearing his skull apart. ''Damn''.
30th Jul '17 10:29:56 PM shoboni
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* If you've played ''Tales From The Borderlands,'' anytime you hear [[spoiler: Scooter say "CATCH A RIDE!"]] can cause an unexpected burst of tears.

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* If you've played ''Tales From The Borderlands,'' anytime you hear [[spoiler: Scooter say "CATCH A RIDE!"]] can cause an unexpected burst of tears.tears.
* [[spoiler: Brick]] going insane and becoming a bandit because The Sheriff killed his dog at first seems like a one-off dark joke. That is until you reach Lynchwood and she taunts you about it, revealing Brick was sobbing like a child as she snapped it's neck. It makes killing her all the more satisfying.
18th Jun '17 9:38:10 AM TheCuza
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* A moment that is somehow simultaneously hilarious and extremely depressing is in Mad Moxxi's Wedding Day Massacre DLC. As you prepare to [[ItMakesSenseInContext storm the Zaford Distillery after kidnapping a baby to look for gold and booze so that you can make a Love Potion for Moxxi]], you'll run into a JNK Loader named Ed who was enslaved to work as manual labour for the Zafords. Unfortunately, he's been locked out of the Distillery while his love, Stella, is still inside. With your help, he works up the confidence to smash open the gates and the two of you successfully rescue his robot darling. Seems like a Happily Ever After, right? Well, you later get a sidequest from the Innuendobot 5000, who insists that he needs a blonde wig as part of his Valentine's Day presents. Naturally, you go off to find one, only to find that it's Stella's blonde wig. No problem, you'll just ask if you can borrow it. [[spoiler: Turns out, the blonde wig is wired into Stella's friend-or-foe identification system, and without it she'll probably die. Ed then comments that surely completing a sidequest isn't worth his girlfriend dying. Stella then pipes in to comment that while the mission will remain unfinished in your log, at least Stella and Ed will be happy together. You are then instructed by the Mission Log to steal the wig anyway. Upon doing so, you find out that Stella is actually an [[ActionBomb EXP Loader]] and will then blow up in an attempt to kill you, prompting Ed to attack you in grief-driven vengeance. You will most probably then have to kill Ed as well. In the end, to make matters worse, it turns out that the blonde wig was needed so that the Innuendobot could try pick up a Hodunk girl, who rejects him anyways. Moxxi, irritated by the Innuendobot, then has you destroy it. Meaning that in the end, Stella and Ed died for absolutely no reason.]]
-->'''Gaige (while stealing the wig)''': [[RealitySubtext I'M SORRY I REALLY NEED TO FINISH THE SIDEQUEST!]]

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* A moment that is somehow simultaneously hilarious and extremely depressing is in Mad Moxxi's Wedding Day Massacre DLC. As you prepare to [[ItMakesSenseInContext storm the Zaford Distillery after kidnapping a baby to look for gold and booze so that you can make a Love Potion for Moxxi]], you'll run into a JNK Loader named Ed who was enslaved to work as manual labour for the Zafords. Unfortunately, he's been locked out of the Distillery while his love, Stella, is still inside. With your help, he works up the confidence to smash open the gates and the two of you successfully rescue his robot darling. Seems like a Happily Ever After, right? Well, you later get a sidequest from the Innuendobot 5000, who insists that he needs a blonde wig as part of his Valentine's Day presents. Naturally, you go off to find one, only to find that it's Stella's blonde wig. No problem, you'll just ask if you can borrow it. [[spoiler: Turns out, the blonde wig is wired into Stella's friend-or-foe identification system, and meaning without it she'll probably die. she will go berserk and attack everything indiscriminately, forcing you to kill her. Ed then comments that surely completing a silly old sidequest isn't worth killing his girlfriend dying.over. Stella then pipes in to comment that while the mission will remain unfinished in your log, at least Stella and Ed will be happy together. You are then instructed by the Mission Log to steal the wig anyway. Upon doing so, you find out that Stella is actually an [[ActionBomb EXP Loader]] and will then blow up in an attempt to kill you, prompting Ed to attack you in grief-driven vengeance. You will most probably then have to kill Ed as well. In the end, to make matters worse, it turns out that the blonde wig was needed so that the Innuendobot could try pick up a Hodunk girl, who rejects him anyways. Moxxi, irritated by the Innuendobot, then has you destroy it. Meaning that in the end, Stella and Ed died for absolutely no reason.]]
-->'''Gaige (while stealing -->'''Gaige''': ''[stealing the wig)''': wig]'' [[RealitySubtext I'M SORRY I REALLY NEED TO FINISH THE SIDEQUEST!]]
21st Feb '17 2:50:01 PM Dravencour
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** In the Torgue DLC, it's revealed she once dated Motor Momma, a stone-cold psycho who likes to eat people. Moxxi had to break it off with her after Motor Momma ate several of Moxxi's girlfriends. Yeah. You don't get out of that without some scars.



** While we're talking about the ending, how about the part where Tina [[spoiler: climbs up onto the shoulders of Rolands statues, cries into it, and whispers "Goodbye"?]]
** The entire campaign, while initially presented as an off-beat fantasy take on the game with Tina's Denial being initially played for laughs, slowly gains an undertone of sadness [[spoiler: as Tina's inability to cope with Roland's death grows and the other vault hunters getting increasingly frustrated with her. Her complete childishness at it, for once, is NOT played for laughs as she interrupts anyone who tries to say "Roland" and "dead" in the same sentence.]]

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** While we're talking about the ending, how about the part where Tina [[spoiler: climbs up onto the shoulders of Rolands statues, Roland's statue, cries into it, and whispers "Goodbye"?]]
** The entire campaign, while initially presented as an off-beat fantasy take on the game with Tina's Denial denial being initially played for laughs, slowly gains an undertone of sadness [[spoiler: as Tina's inability to cope with Roland's death grows and the other vault hunters getting increasingly frustrated with her. Her complete childishness at it, for once, is NOT played for laughs as she interrupts anyone who tries to say "Roland" and "dead" in the same sentence.]]



** It gets a bit HarsherInHindsight when Torgue's Grandmother reveals he was teased a lot because of his mustache (which he had since he was 9), which meant that Lilith's accusation of him not being teased is unfounded. It gets a lot more harsh when you realize that the kids teased Torgue because of his ''outer appearance'', which is the same reason Lilith is now trying to boot him out of the game (he's buff and rather dim, so she thinks he's a dumb jock, despite numerous hints in his DLC campaign that he genuinely loves games) and instead of calling her out on this, he went along with it just so she wouldn't seem like a bigot (he does, after all, consider being polite to women to be the most badass thing).

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** It gets a bit HarsherInHindsight when Torgue's Grandmother grandmother reveals he was teased a lot because of his mustache (which he had since he was 9), which meant that Lilith's accusation of him not being teased is unfounded. It gets a lot more harsh when you realize that the kids teased Torgue because of his ''outer appearance'', which is the same reason Lilith is now trying to boot him out of the game (he's buff and rather dim, so she thinks he's a dumb jock, despite numerous hints in his DLC campaign that he genuinely loves games) and instead of calling her out on this, he went along with it just so she wouldn't seem like a bigot (he does, after all, consider being polite to women to be the most badass thing).
1st Dec '16 2:20:56 PM Archimedes
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*** The worst part? He's not entirely wrong. Pandora is a CrapsackWorld, the Vault Hunters (minus [[TokenGoodTeammate Maya]]) aren't exactly paragons, and for all of Hyperion's psychopathy over the course of the game, the areas they controlled were among the few civilized places in the world. Especially after the Pre-Sequel revealed his backstory, you can't help but wonder what might have been had Jack not gone careening over the slippery slope. He COULD have been the hero Pandora needed... but instead became one of its greatest villains.

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*** ** The worst part? He's not entirely wrong. Pandora is a CrapsackWorld, the Vault Hunters (minus [[TokenGoodTeammate Maya]]) aren't exactly don't always behave like paragons, and for all of Hyperion's psychopathy tyranny and brutality over the course of the game, the areas they controlled were among the few civilized places in the world. Especially after the Pre-Sequel revealed his backstory, you can't help but wonder what might have been had Jack not gone careening over the slippery slope. He COULD ''could'' have been the hero Pandora needed... but instead became one of its greatest villains.villain.
1st Dec '16 11:31:54 AM Archimedes
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* [[spoiler:Bloodwing's]] slag transformation and death. Handsome Jack's taunts throughout the fight make it even worse. You know what's going to happen to [[spoiler:her,]] and there's nothing you can do to stop it. [[spoiler:Mordecai's]] heartbreak and rage after that moment serve as the game's definitive "shit just got real" moment.

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* [[spoiler:Bloodwing's]] slag transformation and death. Handsome Jack's taunts throughout the fight make it even worse. You know what's going to happen to [[spoiler:her,]] her, and there's nothing you can do to stop it. [[spoiler:Mordecai's]] heartbreak and rage after that moment serve as the game's definitive "shit just got real" moment.
16th Sep '16 5:59:15 PM TravisTouchdown
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-->[[spoiler: '''Hansome Jack''': ''No, no, no... I can't die like this... Not when I'm so close... And not at the hands of a filthy bandit! I could have saved this planet! I could have actually restored order! And I wasn't supposed to die by the hands... of a CHILD KILLING PSYCHOPATH!! You're a savage! You're a maniac, you are a bandit, AND I AM THE GODDAMN HERO!!'']]

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-->[[spoiler: '''Hansome '''Handsome Jack''': ''No, no, no... I can't die like this... Not when I'm so close... And not at the hands of a filthy bandit! I could have saved this planet! I could have actually restored order! And I wasn't supposed to die by the hands... of a CHILD KILLING PSYCHOPATH!! You're a savage! You're a maniac, you are a bandit, AND I AM THE GODDAMN HERO!!'']]HERO!!'']]
*** The worst part? He's not entirely wrong. Pandora is a CrapsackWorld, the Vault Hunters (minus [[TokenGoodTeammate Maya]]) aren't exactly paragons, and for all of Hyperion's psychopathy over the course of the game, the areas they controlled were among the few civilized places in the world. Especially after the Pre-Sequel revealed his backstory, you can't help but wonder what might have been had Jack not gone careening over the slippery slope. He COULD have been the hero Pandora needed... but instead became one of its greatest villains.



* The Son of Crawmerax has a follow up to that story, and a tearjerker of it's own: Gaige's father apparently eluded the police and saved Gaige a second time; by killing the assassin who was Grace's uncle. He still has to go into hiding, but Gaige now knows that her father is still watching out for her. Gaige herself will tear up at the revelation.

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* ** The Son of Crawmerax has a follow up to that story, and a tearjerker of it's own: Gaige's father apparently eluded the police and saved Gaige a second time; by killing the assassin who was Grace's uncle. He still has to go into hiding, but Gaige now knows that her father is still watching out for her. Gaige herself will tear up at the revelation.


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** The Nomads occasionally spout lines that [[DeathSeeker drive home that, even for murderous, insane bandits, death is sometimes much more tempting than living another day on Pandora.]]
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