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** As of Borderlands 3, the same could still be said for Aurelia and Timothy as Aurelia was killed by Vault Hunters in her attempt to takeover the Jakob's corporation, and Timothy was stuck in the Handsome JackPot for 7 years.

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** As of Borderlands 3, the same could still be said for Aurelia and Timothy as Aurelia was killed by Vault Hunters in her attempt to takeover the Jakob's corporation, and Timothy was stuck in the Handsome JackPot Jackpot for 7 years.


* As of Borderlands 3, the same could still be said for Aurelia and Timothy as Aurelia was killed by Vault Hunters in her attempt to takeover the Jakob's corporation, and Timothy was stuck in the Handsome JackPot for 7 years.

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* ** As of Borderlands 3, the same could still be said for Aurelia and Timothy as Aurelia was killed by Vault Hunters in her attempt to takeover the Jakob's corporation, and Timothy was stuck in the Handsome JackPot for 7 years.

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* As of Borderlands 3, the same could still be said for Aurelia and Timothy as Aurelia was killed by Vault Hunters in her attempt to takeover the Jakob's corporation, and Timothy was stuck in the Handsome JackPot for 7 years.


* A Crystalik appears in the museum. They were important to the backstory of Pandora, as you get to find out in ''Borderlands 2''.

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* A Crystalik Crystalisk appears in the museum. They were important to the backstory of Pandora, as you get to find out in ''Borderlands 2''.

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* A billboard for Marcus Kincaid shows up in Old Haven, and the ECHO Eye scan of it states that the amount of guns Marcus has sold is [[MemeticMutation 87 bazillion]], as well as mentioning Doctor Zed.


* Bossanova's hair is similar to that of Salvador, a Vault Hunter from the second game.

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* Bossanova's hair is similar to that of Salvador, a Vault Hunter from the second game.game, and Salvador's wanted poster actually makes a cameo.


* The machine gun wielded by Loader Bot is a Hyperion Auto Cannon, which fire on the Vault Hunters several times in '''Borderlands 2''. The Shield is the exact same one wielded by BUL Loaders, well known for being some of the most annoying enemies in the game. And the Rocket Launcher is used by Hyperion's personal HumongousMecha, Saturn, in the same game.

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* The machine gun wielded by Loader Bot is a Hyperion Auto Cannon, which fire on the Vault Hunters several times in '''Borderlands ''Borderlands 2''. The Shield is the exact same one wielded by BUL Loaders, well known for being some of the most annoying enemies in the game. And the Rocket Launcher is used by Hyperion's personal HumongousMecha, Saturn, in the same game.


* There are several references to previous Borderlands games in Episode 1. Like one of Captain Scarlett's pirates showing up at August's bar or Fiona being able to buy a Steve themed mask.
* A skag gets run over by a car. Vaughn, a first in the series, actually freaks over having possibly killed it.

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* There are several references to previous Borderlands games in Episode 1. Like 1, such as one of Captain Scarlett's pirates showing up at August's bar or and Fiona being able to buy a Steve themed Steve-themed mask.
* A skag gets run over by a car. Vaughn, a for the first time in the series, actually freaks over having possibly killed it.



* A Crystalik appears in the museum. They were important to the backstory of Pandora, as you get to find out in Borderlands 2.

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* A Crystalik appears in the museum. They were important to the backstory of Pandora, as you get to find out in Borderlands 2.''Borderlands 2''.



* The "Machine Gun" wielded by Loader Bot is a Hyperion Auto Cannon, which fire on the Vault Hunters several times in Borderlands 2. The Shield is the exact same one wielded by BUL Loaders, well known for being some of the most annoying enemies in the game. And the Rocket Launcher is used by Hyperion's personal HumongousMecha, Saturn, in the same game.
* Bossanova's hair is very similar to Salvador, a Vault Hunter from the second game.
* Moxxi speaking in innuendo references her favoured method of communication. The arena looks suspiciously similar to the one featured in ''Mr. Torgue's Campaign Of Carnage.''

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* The "Machine Gun" machine gun wielded by Loader Bot is a Hyperion Auto Cannon, which fire on the Vault Hunters several times in Borderlands 2.'''Borderlands 2''. The Shield is the exact same one wielded by BUL Loaders, well known for being some of the most annoying enemies in the game. And the Rocket Launcher is used by Hyperion's personal HumongousMecha, Saturn, in the same game.
* Bossanova's hair is very similar to that of Salvador, a Vault Hunter from the second game.
* Moxxi speaking speaks in innuendo references innuendo, her favoured method of communication. The arena looks suspiciously similar to the one featured in ''Mr. "Mr. Torgue's Campaign Of Carnage.''Carnage".



* Fiona's wanted poster is quite similar to the ones for the Vault Hunters in Borderlands 2.

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* Fiona's wanted poster is quite similar to the ones for the Vault Hunters in Borderlands 2.



* In the opening credits of Episode 3, the group are shown playing Bunkers and Badasses, the setting's equivalent of D&D as shown in the Tiny Tina DLC of Borderlands 2.

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* In the opening credits of Episode 3, the group are shown playing Bunkers and Badasses, the setting's equivalent of D&D ''D&D'' as shown in the Tiny Tina DLC of Borderlands 2.



* Sasha's mention of bandits getting massacred by the [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Crimson]] [[BadassArmy Lance]] mercenaries is a major plot point in the first game. The undead bandits are also a nod to what is probably the most famous DLC in the first game, ''The Zombie Island Of Dr. Ned'', where Old Haven was overrun by zombies.
* The constant swearing in later episodes is an interesting nod to how characters's swear words were always cut off or bleeped out in Borderlands 2. Here? People can swear openly.
* Rhys mentions that he is mildly afraid of heights-this is a reference to the Pre-Sequel's Timothy Lawrence, who suffered from bad acrophobia.
* The mushrooms seem to be Cryo Shrooms, that first appeared on Elpis in the Pre-Sequel.
* Jack mentions that his original team of Vault Hunters on Elpis did not fare as well as the other two groups. This is true-Wilhelm is killed as part of a major boss fight in the storyline and Nisha ''does'' die at the very end of the Lynchwood sidequest arc. Claptrap is, of course, still alive and well, and so is Athena. Aurelia went to hunt Vaults in other worlds, and the Vault on Eptah was where Axton and Gaige found her. Timothy's fate is still uncertain, but he could have survived, as the (terribly unconvincing) body double in Opportunity that you kill turns out to be a regular Engineer with a voice modulator.

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* Sasha's mention of bandits getting massacred by the [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Crimson]] [[BadassArmy Lance]] mercenaries is a major plot point in the first game. The undead bandits are also a nod to what is "The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned", probably the most famous DLC in the first game, ''The Zombie Island Of Dr. Ned'', where in which Old Haven was is overrun by zombies.
* The constant frequent swearing in later episodes is an interesting a nod to how characters's swear words were always cut off or bleeped out in Borderlands 2. Here? People can swear openly.
* Rhys mentions that he is mildly afraid of heights-this heights This is a reference to the Pre-Sequel's Timothy Lawrence, who suffered from bad acrophobia.
* The mushrooms seem to be Cryo Shrooms, that which first appeared on Elpis in the Pre-Sequel.
* Jack mentions that his original team of Vault Hunters on Elpis did not fare as well as the other two groups. This is true-Wilhelm true. Wilhelm is killed as part of a major boss fight in the storyline and Nisha ''does'' die at the very end of the Lynchwood sidequest arc. Claptrap is, of course, still alive and well, and so well (if a robot can "live"), as is Athena. Aurelia went to hunt Vaults in on other worlds, and the Vault on Eptah was where Axton and Gaige found her. Timothy's fate is still uncertain, but he could have survived, as the (terribly unconvincing) body double in Opportunity that you kill turns out to be a regular Engineer with a voice modulator.



* Butt Stallion is part of Jack's memorial museum. Similarly, Jack's bullshit mural of him being the Badass who defeated the Destroyer, which can be found in a section of Opportunity in the second game, is part of the exhibit as well.
** The map behind it is the treasure map from the side mission ''The Lost Treasure'' found in Sawtooth Cauldron in the second game.
* Hyperion ''hating'' Dahl tech is due to two things-one, Sanctuary was made from the ruins of Dahl's greatest mining ship, and the flying city is where the [[LaResistance Crimson]] [[BadassArmy Raiders]] are based. And two, it's a nice CallBack to the events of the Pre-Sequel, where the ex-Dahl Lost Legion attacked Helios and killed everyone except Jack.

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* Butt Stallion is part of Jack's memorial present in the dedicated Jack museum. Similarly, Jack's bullshit mural of him being the Badass who defeated the Destroyer, which can be found in a section of Opportunity in the second game, is part of the exhibit as well.
another exhibit.
** The map behind it is the treasure map from the side mission ''The "The Lost Treasure'' Treasure" found in Sawtooth Cauldron in the second game.
* Hyperion ''hating'' Dahl tech is due to two things-one, things. One, Sanctuary was made from the ruins of Dahl's greatest mining ship, and the flying city is where the [[LaResistance Crimson]] [[BadassArmy Raiders]] are based. And two, Two, it's a nice CallBack to the events of the Pre-Sequel, where in which the ex-Dahl Lost Legion attacked Helios and killed everyone except Jack.



* The POV shot of Fiona's hand reaching after the [[spoiler: caravan crashes]] in Episode 1 is a direct HomageShot to the openings of [=BL2=] and TPS, where your Vault Hunter does the exact same after a similar event.
* If you use the Echo Eye to scan the [[spoiler: debris of Helios]], and didn't trust Jack in Episode 2, then [[spoiler: it's revealed that Jeffrey Blake, from the Robolution DLC and, according to ECHO logs, Jack's assistant, is acting CEO of the Hyperion corporation.]]

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* The POV shot of Fiona's hand reaching after the [[spoiler: caravan crashes]] in Episode 1 is a direct HomageShot to the openings of [=BL2=] and TPS, where your Vault Hunter does the exact same after a similar event.
* If you use the Echo Eye to scan the [[spoiler: debris of Helios]], and [[spoiler: didn't trust Jack in Episode 2, 2]], then [[spoiler: it's revealed that Jeffrey Blake, from the Robolution DLC and, according to ECHO logs, Jack's assistant, is acting CEO of the Hyperion corporation.]]


* Jack kept Nisha's Pre-Sequel hat in his personal office as well as the actual Conference Call. As well as that, his purple-rarity Vision handgun is in the case, which was what he used to kill [[spoiler: Roland and Helena Pierce]] with.

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* Jack kept Nisha's Pre-Sequel hat in his personal office as well as the actual Conference Call. As well as that, his purple-rarity Vision handgun is in the case, which was what he used to kill [[spoiler: Roland and Helena Pierce]] with.with, and what his [[spoiler: decoys]] wield in the final battle.


* This isn't the first time Jack has recieved the IAmNotYou speech. Rhys may have gave it to him, but the first one who outright says it to his face is his doppelganger, Timothy Lawrence. Coincidentally, Timothy and Rhys share similar traits.

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* This isn't the first time Jack has recieved the IAmNotYou speech. TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Rhys may have gave it to him, but the first one who outright says it to his face is his doppelganger, Timothy Lawrence.Lawrence, and then Aurelia at the very end of the Pre-Sequel. Coincidentally, Timothy and Rhys share similar traits.


* If you use the Echo Eye to scan the [[spoiler: debris of Helios]], and didn't trust Jack in Episode 2, then [[spoiler: it's revealed that Jeffrey Blake, from the Robolution DLC and, according to ECHO logs, Jack's assistant, is acting CEO of the Hyperion corporation.]]

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* If you use the Echo Eye to scan the [[spoiler: debris of Helios]], and didn't trust Jack in Episode 2, then [[spoiler: it's revealed that Jeffrey Blake, from the Robolution DLC and, according to ECHO logs, Jack's assistant, is acting CEO of the Hyperion corporation.]]]]
* This isn't the first time Jack has recieved the IAmNotYou speech. Rhys may have gave it to him, but the first one who outright says it to his face is his doppelganger, Timothy Lawrence. Coincidentally, Timothy and Rhys share similar traits.


* A Crystalik appears in the museum. They were important to the backstory of Pandora, as you get to find out in BL2.

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* A Crystalik appears in the museum. They were important to the backstory of Pandora, as you get to find out in BL2.Borderlands 2.



* The POV shot of Fiona's hand reaching after the [[spoiler: caravan crashes]] in Episode 1 is a direct HomageShot to the openings of BL2 and TPS, where your Vault Hunter does the exact same after a similar event.

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* The POV shot of Fiona's hand reaching after the [[spoiler: caravan crashes]] in Episode 1 is a direct HomageShot to the openings of BL2 [=BL2=] and TPS, where your Vault Hunter does the exact same after a similar event.


* In Hollow Point, a billboard for "Engorge" is shown, featuring Mr. Shank, an AffablyEvil ManlyGay antagonist from the first game's DLC, ''The Secret Armory Of General Knoxx.'' Athena also encoded her messages to the Vault Hunters between ads for the Viagra-like drug.

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* In Hollow Point, a billboard for "Engorge" is shown, featuring Mr. Shank, an AffablyEvil ManlyGay AffablyEvil, [[TransparentCloset totally-not-gay]] antagonist from the first game's DLC, ''The Secret Armory Of General Knoxx.'' Athena also encoded her messages to the Vault Hunters between ads for the Viagra-like drug.

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* In the opening credits of Episode 3, the group are shown playing Bunkers and Badasses, the setting's equivalent of D&D as shown in the Tiny Tina DLC of Borderlands 2.


* If you use the Echo Eye to scan the [[spoiler: debris of Helios]], and didn't trust Jack in Episode 2, then [[spoiler: it's revealed that Jeffrey Blake, from the Robolution DLC and, according to ECHO logs, Jack's assistant, is acting CEO of the Hyperion corporation.]]
* The endoskeleton seems to reference [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys a rather popular game series]] that also features endoskeletons prominently...

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* If you use the Echo Eye to scan the [[spoiler: debris of Helios]], and didn't trust Jack in Episode 2, then [[spoiler: it's revealed that Jeffrey Blake, from the Robolution DLC and, according to ECHO logs, Jack's assistant, is acting CEO of the Hyperion corporation.]]
* The endoskeleton seems to reference [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys a rather popular game series]] that also features endoskeletons prominently...
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