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** This is either [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzagged]] or a case of [[TrollingCreator trolling]] by the Anthony or the writers. Some of the [[=DLC=]]s hint at a connection for Krieg and Tina. Especially one spout from Krieg in Moxxi's Wedding Day Massacre:

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** This is either [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzagged]] or a case of [[TrollingCreator trolling]] by the Anthony or the writers. Some of the [[=DLC=]]s [=DLC=]s hint at a connection for Krieg and Tina. Especially one spout from Krieg in Moxxi's Wedding Day Massacre:



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Two versions above the standard preorder, including an art book, [[{{Defictionalization}} Marcus bobblehead]], some extra in game items, and various other things. The most expensive version comes with a scale replica of the red loot chests from the first game!

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Two versions above the standard preorder, pre-order, including an art book, [[{{Defictionalization}} Marcus bobblehead]], some extra in game items, and various other things. The most expensive version comes with a scale replica of the red loot chests from the first game!

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Two versions above the standard preorder, including an art book, [[{{Defictionalization}} Marcus bobblehead]], some extra in game items, and various other things. The most expensive version comes with a scale replica of the red loot chests from the first game!

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* RealSongThemeTune:
** "Short Change Hero" by Music/TheHeavy is used in the intro.
** The end credits use "How You Like Me Now", also by The Heavy.


* FanNickname: Some fans have taken to calling the Bullymongs "Bonerfarts", even going so far as to never finish the quest given by Hammerlock so they keep their names. Other fans also refer to Axton's turret as "the little lady" or "the missus" after the affectionate nicknames Axton himself uses when deploying it.

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Some fans have taken to calling the Bullymongs "Bonerfarts", even going so far as to never finish the quest given by Hammerlock so they keep their names. names.
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Other fans also refer to Axton's turret as "the little lady" or "the missus" after the affectionate nicknames Axton himself uses when deploying it.



* NoExportForYou: Not the game itself, but several of its marketing tie-ins, including two contests and a pack of limited trading cards, are only available to Europeans, which is sort of odd for an American game.

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Not the game itself, but several of its marketing tie-ins, including two contests and a pack of limited trading cards, are only available to Europeans, which is sort of odd for an American game.



** There was originally no plans to include a Buddy AI where that allied NPC is able to prioritize targets and attack them. The mission "Hunting the Firehawk", [[spoiler:Lilith was to have a smaller role where she would Phase Blast once for her intro and Phase Blast to conclude the fight by killing any surviving bandits during the fight]].

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** There was originally no plans to include a Buddy AI A.I. where that allied NPC is able to prioritize targets and attack them. The mission "Hunting the Firehawk", [[spoiler:Lilith was to have a smaller role where she would Phase Blast once for her intro and Phase Blast to conclude the fight by killing any surviving bandits during the fight]].



** Before coming up with the DLC, "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep", there was initially an idea where Handsome Jack had a spoiled nephew that lived on an island and would trap the Vault Hunters in a game that forced them to fight their way through a series of complex challenges he had designed. The idea later became a fantasy idea and Tiny Tina eventually became the dungeon master.

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** Before coming up with the DLC, "Tiny ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep", Keep'', there was initially an idea where Handsome Jack had a spoiled nephew that lived on an island and would trap the Vault Hunters in a game that forced them to fight their way through a series of complex challenges he had designed. The idea later became a fantasy idea and Tiny Tina eventually became the dungeon master.


-->'''Krieg'''[[note]]after Moxxi asks Krieg if he ever had a missus Vault Hunter in his life[[/note]]: ''THE TINY ONE AND THE SAD-FACED MOTHER AND THE BLUE TATTOO.''

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-->'''Krieg'''[[note]]after --->'''Krieg'''[[note]]after Moxxi asks Krieg if he ever had a missus Vault Hunter in his life[[/note]]: ''THE TINY ONE AND THE SAD-FACED MOTHER AND THE BLUE TATTOO.''



** There was originally no plans to include a Buddy AI where that allied NPC is able to prioritize targets and attack them. The mission "Hunting the Firehawk", [[spoiler: Lilith was to have a smaller role where she would Phase Blast once for her intro and Phase Blast to conclude the fight by killing any surviving bandits during the fight]].
*** Originally [[spoiler: Lilith's]] title card didn't say [[spoiler: "aka The Firehawk"]]. It was added after focus testers repeatedly complained that they were never able to find this [[spoiler: "Firehawk"]] the mission was telling them to look for. Anthony Burch also rewrote one of [[spoiler: Lilith's]] lines to clarify the point.

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** There was originally no plans to include a Buddy AI where that allied NPC is able to prioritize targets and attack them. The mission "Hunting the Firehawk", [[spoiler: Lilith [[spoiler:Lilith was to have a smaller role where she would Phase Blast once for her intro and Phase Blast to conclude the fight by killing any surviving bandits during the fight]].
*** Originally [[spoiler: Lilith's]] [[spoiler:Lilith's]] title card didn't say [[spoiler: "aka [[spoiler:"aka The Firehawk"]]. It was added after focus testers repeatedly complained that they were never able to find this [[spoiler: "Firehawk"]] [[spoiler:"Firehawk"]] the mission was telling them to look for. Anthony Burch also rewrote one of [[spoiler: Lilith's]] [[spoiler:Lilith's]] lines to clarify the point.

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* NoPortForYou: The ''Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary'' DLC is only available for the PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One ports of ''Borderlands 2''. It is not available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita ports.


* DoingItForTheArt: Remember the [[OneSceneWonder "Face McShooty" sidequest]]? The one where you simply have to shoot a crazy guy in the face? Turns out that that was one of the hardest quests in the game to program, due to the number of exceptions with regards to shooting him in other places. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G4VMZakAyU&t=8131 While on a skype call at AGDQ 2014]], Anthony Burch mentioned that a group of Gearbox employees worked on the quest "on and off for months."

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* DoingItForTheArt: Remember the [[OneSceneWonder "Face McShooty" sidequest]]? The one where you simply have to shoot a crazy guy in the face? Turns out that that was one of the hardest quests in the game to program, due to the a number of exceptions with regards to problems when shooting him in other places. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G4VMZakAyU&t=8131 com/watch?v=t2YYwM1coOU&t=8131 While on a skype call at AGDQ 2014]], Anthony Burch mentioned that a group of Gearbox employees worked on the quest "on and off for months."

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* DoingItForTheArt: Remember the [[OneSceneWonder "Face McShooty" sidequest]]? The one where you simply have to shoot a crazy guy in the face? Turns out that that was one of the hardest quests in the game to program, due to the number of exceptions with regards to shooting him in other places. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G4VMZakAyU&t=8131 While on a skype call at AGDQ 2014]], Anthony Burch mentioned that a group of Gearbox employees worked on the quest "on and off for months."


* PermanentPlaceholder: "Bullymong" was a placeholder name for the 6-limbed alien yetis. It stuck. A quest in game {{lampshades}} this with Sir Hammerlock trying and failing to rename them before his book on them ships.

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"Bullymong" was a placeholder name for the 6-limbed alien yetis. It stuck. A quest in game {{lampshades}} this with Sir Hammerlock trying and failing to rename them before his book on them ships.ships.
** The name "Handsome Jack" was a placeholder taken from a throwaway line from an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho''. The name proved popular with the production team, so they decided to make it the character's official moniker.



** The name "Handsome Jack" was originally a placeholder, taken from a throwaway line from an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho''. The name proved popular with the production team, so they decided to make it the character's official moniker.

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** The name "Handsome Jack" was originally a placeholder, taken from a throwaway line from an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho''. The name proved popular with the production team, so they decided to make it the character's official moniker.


** Handsome Jack would have originally played more of a [[FriendlyEnemy Frienemy]] role to the heroes as a rival Vault Hunter who would help or hinder them whenever he sees fit. Eventually, the developers decide to make him purely a villain to make things clearer.

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** Handsome Jack would have originally played more of a [[FriendlyEnemy Frienemy]] Frenemy]] role to the heroes as a rival Vault Hunter who would help or hinder them whenever he sees fit. Eventually, the developers decide to make him purely a villain to make things clearer.


* HeyItsThatVoice: Quite a few of the Voice Actors are Creator/FUNimation veterans, including:
** Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard ([[Anime/{{Dragonball}} Son Gohan]], [[Manga/OnePiece Monkey D. Luffy]] and [[Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}} Ritsuko Akagi]]) is returning as the voice of Lilith (her live action counterpart is Oz cosplayer [[http://vera-chimera.deviantart.com/ Yasemin Arsla]]) and Tannis.
** Creator/JohnSwasey ([[Anime/{{Dragonball}} Dodoria]], [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist Karl Haushofer]]) as Salvador.
** Creator/RobertMcCollum ([[Anime/YuYuHakusho Shinobu Sensui]]) as Axton.
** Creator/CheramiLeigh (Patti of ''Manga/SoulEater'', Road of ''Manga/DGrayMan'') as Gaige.
** [[Creator/JasonDouglas Krieg]] is the [[Anime/{{Dragonball}} God of Destruction, Beerus, and King Cold]]. He is also [[Anime/ExcelSaga Lord Ilpalazzo]], [[Manga/OnePiece Admiral Aokiji/Kuzan]] and [[Manga/FairyTail Gildarts]].
** Creator/DameonClarke ([[Anime/DragonBallZ Cell]]) as Handsome Jack.
** Creator/BrinaPalencia ([[Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}} Rei Ayanami]]) is returning as Moxxi.
** Tiny Tina is voiced by Creator/AshlyBurch of [[WebVideo/HeyAshWhatchaPlayin internet fame]]. Likewise, her brother is head writer on the game. [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 She is also Miss Pauling]].
*** Anthony Burch also plays as a [[BadBadActing hilariously monotone]] body double of Handsome Jack.
** Creator/ChristopherSabat ([[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta, Piccolo]]) as Innuendobot 500.
** Creator/JamieMarchi as Ellie.
** Creator/JMichaelTatum ([[Anime/DragonBallZ Zarbon]], [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Kyoya]]) as Sir Hammerlock.
** Creator/ChuckHuber ([[Manga/YuYuHakusho Hiei]], [[Manga/DragonBall Android 17]]) as Mick Zaford.
** Creator/SonnyStrait ([[Anime/DragonBallZ Krillin]], [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Maes Hughes]], [[Manga/OnePiece Usopp]]) as Rocko.
** Creator/ToddHaberkorn ([[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Italy]]) as Wilhelm.
** Creator/JasonLiebrecht ([[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Syaoran]]) as Mordecai.
** Chris Rager (the FUNimation voice for [[Anime/DragonBallZ Mister Satan]]) voices Mr. Torgue.
** and [[http://orcz.com/Borderlands_2:_Voice_Actors many, many others]].
* In the Japanese version:
** Handsome Jack is played by Hiroyuki Kinoshita, known as the JP dub voice of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harvey Dent/Two-Face]] in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
** Axton is [[VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken Paul Phoenix]], [[VideoGame/SenranKagura Hanzo and Murasame]]
** Salvador is [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Thunder Hawk]]
** Maya is [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan]]
** [[Creator/WataruTakagi CL4P-TP is]] [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Garrod Ran]].
** [[Creator/DaisukeHirakawa Roland is]] [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays Makoto Itou]] and [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Noriaki Kakyoin]]. [[spoiler:[[MemeticMutation They die.]]]]
** [[Creator/AsamiImai Lilith is]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Tsubaki Yayoi]] and [[VideoGame/SenranKagura Ikaruga]].
** [[Creator/RinaHidaka Angel is]] [[Manga/ToLoveRu Nemesis]].
** [[Creator/KenjiHamada Krieg]] is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Patrick Colassour]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Dee Jay]].
* In the French version:
** [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman]] is now the CEO of Hyperion. This can't be good for anyone.


** Creator/BrinaPalencia ([[Anime/Neon Genesis Evangelion Rei Ayanami]]) is returning as Moxxi.

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** Creator/BrinaPalencia ([[Anime/Neon ([[Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion Evangelion}} Rei Ayanami]]) is returning as Moxxi.


** Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard ([[Anime/{{Dragonball}} Son Gohan]], [[Manga/OnePiece Monkey D. Luffy]]) is returning as the voice of Lilith (her live action counterpart is Oz cosplayer [[http://vera-chimera.deviantart.com/ Yasemin Arsla]]) and Tannis.

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** Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard ([[Anime/{{Dragonball}} Son Gohan]], [[Manga/OnePiece Monkey D. Luffy]]) Luffy]] and [[Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}} Ritsuko Akagi]]) is returning as the voice of Lilith (her live action counterpart is Oz cosplayer [[http://vera-chimera.deviantart.com/ Yasemin Arsla]]) and Tannis.



** Creator/BrinaPalencia is returning as Moxxi.

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** Creator/BrinaPalencia ([[Anime/Neon Genesis Evangelion Rei Ayanami]]) is returning as Moxxi.

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** During production, the writing staff was known to change things on the fly. Nakayama's death, for example, was changed to what it wound up being half-way through Ian Sinclair's recording session.

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