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* GuideDangIt: Getting all possible teammates available for the final battle in Episode 5. The game does tell you which choices would have made each teammate available, but only after the fact (however, since the plot requires at least three teammates, if less than three are available the game will bring the count up to three by unlocking a normally unavailable teammate). Here's a list of how to unlock each available teammate:
** [[spoiler:Athena is available if, in episode 4, you lie to Janey and tell her that Athena said she loved her before being captured, which will salvage Athena and Janey's relationship, or if you otherwise encourage Athena to be honest with her.]]
** [[spoiler:August is available if, in episode 3, when Vallory asks you who's to blame for the failed deal, you blame either Felix or Vasquez instead of August. Or during Episode 1 if you chose ''not'' to shot him.]]
** [[spoiler:Cassius is available if, in episode 3, you persuade Athena to back down instead of encouraging her to kill Cassius.]]
** [[spoiler:Felix is available--sort of--if, in episode 1, you warned him about the bomb attached to the briefcase and thus saved his life. He won't actually arrive as a teammate, but he'll reveal that he actually saved the money instead of letting it explode, and you'll be able to choose another teammate to replace Felix--including the Mystery Vault Hunter, since the money is enough to hire the Mystery Vault Hunter.]]
** [[spoiler:Janey Springs is available if, in episode 4, you honored Scooter's request and launched his satellite into space after he died.]]
** [[spoiler:The Mystery Vault Hunter is available if you either found all possible money and never spent it, thus having the maximum amount of money in the game by the time you need teammates for the final battle, or spared Felix so he left you enough money to hire the Mystery Vault Hunter.]]
** [[spoiler: [=Zer0=] is available if, in episode 3, when Mordecai asks Fiona who she is, Fiona identifies herself as a potential Vault Hunter.]]

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* GuideDangIt: Getting all possible teammates available for the final battle in Episode 5. The game does tell only tells you which choices would have made each teammate available, but only available after the fact (however, since the plot requires at least three teammates, fact. However, if you have less than three are available teammates available, the game will bring the count up to three by unlocking unlock a normally unavailable teammate).teammate. Here's a list of how to unlock each available teammate:
** [[spoiler:Athena is available if, in episode 4, you [[spoiler:Athena: Either lie to Janey in Episode 4 and tell her that Athena said she loved her before being captured, which captured (which will salvage Athena and Janey's relationship, relationship), or if you otherwise encourage Athena to be honest with her.]]
** [[spoiler:August is available if, [[spoiler:August: Either do not shoot him in episode 3, when Vallory asks you who's to Episode 1, or do not blame him for the failed deal, you blame either Felix or Vasquez instead of August. Or during deal in Episode 1 if you chose ''not'' to shot him.3.]]
** [[spoiler:Cassius is available if, in episode 3, you persuade [[spoiler:Cassius: Talk Athena to back down instead of encouraging her to kill Cassius.from killing him in Episode 3.]]
** [[spoiler:Felix is available--sort of--if, [[spoiler:Janey: Honor Scooter's request in episode 1, you warned him about the bomb attached to the briefcase Episode 4 and thus saved launch his life. He won't actually arrive as a teammate, but he'll reveal that he actually saved the money instead of letting it explode, and you'll be able to choose another teammate to replace Felix--including the Mystery Vault Hunter, since the money is enough to hire the Mystery Vault Hunter.satellite into space.]]
** [[spoiler:Janey Springs is available if, [[spoiler:Mystery Vault Hunter: Either have the maximum amount of money in episode 4, the game by the time you honored Scooter's request and launched his satellite into space after he died.need teammates for the final battle, or spare Felix in Episode 1 (which gives you enough money to hire the Mystery Vault Hunter).]]
** [[spoiler:The Mystery Vault Hunter is available if you either found all possible money and never spent it, thus having the maximum amount of money in the game by the time you need teammates for the final battle, or spared Felix so he left you enough money [[spoiler:[=Zer0=]: Identify yourself to hire the Mystery Vault Hunter.]]
** [[spoiler: [=Zer0=] is available if, in episode 3, when
Mordecai asks Fiona who she is, Fiona identifies herself as a potential Vault Hunter.Hunter in Episode 3.]]


* BigDamnHeroes: [=Zer0=] shows up multiple times to either dramatically save the characters or to [[ChandlersLaw interrupt tense situations]]. Athena does this as well.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [=Zer0=] shows up multiple times to either dramatically save the characters or to [[ChandlersLaw interrupt tense situations]]. Athena does this as well. Not to mention August coming to Sasha and Fiona's rescue in Episode 5 to kill all the guards in the elevator that were coming to kill them, shoot up all of Jack's monitors, and open the locked doors so they can escape and get to the caravan.


* LifeOrLimbDecision: In Episode 5, after Jack tries to kill Rhys by forcing him to choke himself to death, Rhys backs up into a piece of rebar and spears his cybernetic arm on it. He immediately starts to viciously rip out the wires connecting it to his flesh shoulder, and once it's finally disconnected and he pulls it off, blood comes gushing out. Jack waxes on about how as long as Rhys is still part-machine, Jack will be inside him and waiting to kill him. Rhys immediately realizes what's about to happen and doesn't hesitate to begin to pull out his temple port and ECHO eye, [[Determinator using a shard of glass and his bare hands.]]

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* LifeOrLimbDecision: In Episode 5, after Jack tries to kill Rhys by forcing him to choke himself to death, Rhys backs up into a piece of rebar and spears his cybernetic arm on it. He immediately starts to viciously rip out the wires connecting it to his flesh shoulder, and once it's finally disconnected and he pulls it off, blood comes gushing out. Jack waxes on about how as long as Rhys is still part-machine, Jack will be inside him and waiting to kill him. Rhys immediately realizes what's about to happen and doesn't hesitate to begin to pull out his temple port and ECHO eye, [[Determinator using ''using a shard of glass and his bare hands.]]''


* LifeOrLimbDecision: In Episode 5, after Jack tries to kill Rhys by forcing him to choke himself to death, Rhys backs up into a piece of rebar and spears his cybernetic arm on it. He immediately begins to viciously rip out the wires connecting it to his flesh shoulder, and once it's finally disconnected and he pulls it off, blood comes gushing out. Jack waxes on about how as long as Rhys is still part-machine, Jack will be inside him and waiting to kill him. Rhys immediately realizes what's about to happen and doesn't hesitate to pull out his temple port and ECHO eye.

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* LifeOrLimbDecision: In Episode 5, after Jack tries to kill Rhys by forcing him to choke himself to death, Rhys backs up into a piece of rebar and spears his cybernetic arm on it. He immediately begins starts to viciously rip out the wires connecting it to his flesh shoulder, and once it's finally disconnected and he pulls it off, blood comes gushing out. Jack waxes on about how as long as Rhys is still part-machine, Jack will be inside him and waiting to kill him. Rhys immediately realizes what's about to happen and doesn't hesitate to begin to pull out his temple port and ECHO eye.eye, [[Determinator using a shard of glass and his bare hands.]]

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* LifeOrLimbDecision: In Episode 5, after Jack tries to kill Rhys by forcing him to choke himself to death, Rhys backs up into a piece of rebar and spears his cybernetic arm on it. He immediately begins to viciously rip out the wires connecting it to his flesh shoulder, and once it's finally disconnected and he pulls it off, blood comes gushing out. Jack waxes on about how as long as Rhys is still part-machine, Jack will be inside him and waiting to kill him. Rhys immediately realizes what's about to happen and doesn't hesitate to pull out his temple port and ECHO eye.


** [[spoiler: "An early QTE sequence in ''Atlas Mugged'' has Fiona digging out the eyeball of a general in order to access a retinal scanner. Rhys startles her by screaming, so that she slips and cuts one eye in half. By the time she succeeds and accesses the retinal scanner, it turns out the general was alive all along, in suspended animation. And he was possibly a last hope for the universe.]]
** Later, [[spoiler:Rhys ripping out his ECHO eye in Episode 5 is milked for all it's worth.]]

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** [[spoiler: "An An early QTE sequence in ''Atlas Mugged'' has Fiona digging out the eyeball of a general in order to access a retinal scanner. Rhys startles her by screaming, so that she slips and cuts one eye in half. By the time she succeeds and accesses the retinal scanner, it turns out the general was alive all along, in suspended animation. And he was possibly a last hope for the universe.]]
** Later, [[spoiler:Rhys ripping out his ECHO eye in Episode 5 is milked for all it's worth. You have to watch as he pulls a long cord of wires out of his eyeball, it's making sickening squelching sounds, and it is ''not'' comfortable to witness. You can tell by the noises Rhys makes that it's painful, too.]]


* SeriousBusiness: Hyperion takes their pretend finger gunfights extremely seriously. [[spoiler:To the point that if you refuse to take part or even fail the [=QTEs=], they'll pull out real guns and kill you.]]

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* SeriousBusiness: Hyperion takes their pretend finger gunfights extremely seriously. [[spoiler:To [[spoiler: To the point that if you refuse to take part or even fail the [=QTEs=], they'll pull out real guns and kill you.]]



-->'''Sasha:''' What are you doing?
-->'''Rhys:''' There are all these stories where—where someone's tears heal people. I really feel like that's a thing.
-->'''Sasha, wistfully:''' Well, ''(wipes his tears away)'' this isn't one of those stories.

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-->'''Sasha:''' -->[[spoiler: '''Sasha:''' What are you doing?
-->'''Rhys:'''
doing?]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Rhys:'''
There are all these stories where—where someone's tears heal people. I really feel like that's a thing.
-->'''Sasha,
thing.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Sasha,
wistfully:''' Well, ''(wipes his tears away)'' this isn't one of those stories.]]



* TearOffYourFace: In Episode 4, Rhys is witness to the aftermath of the sacred psycho ritual of "[[NonindicativeName Skin Pizza]]".
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler: Yvette shows her true colors in episode 4 and doesn't pretend to hide her disdain for Rhys]].

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* TearOffYourFace: In Episode 4, Rhys is witness to the aftermath of the sacred psycho ritual of "[[NonindicativeName Skin Pizza]]".
Pizza.]]"
* TheNothingAfterDeath: In Episode 5, [[spoiler: after Helios has crashed and Jack has tried one last time to kill Rhys by forcing him to choke himself to death with his own arm, Rhys begins ripping out all his cybernetics to get rid of him for good. Jack [[OhCrap realizes what's about to happen,]] and starts desperately begging Rhys to stop, even dropping to his knees, saying that he doesn't want to go back to being dead.]]
--> '''Jack:''' [[spoiler: [[TheNothingAfterDeath There's nothing. There's absolutely nothing there.]] Don't do this.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler: Yvette shows her true colors in episode Episode 4 as being just as backstabbing as everyone else on Helios, revealing to Rhys (while disguised as Vasquez) that she was in cahoots with Vasquez after Rhys and doesn't pretend Vaughn left for Pandora to hide have Vasquez bring back Rhys' head to extract Jack's AI from inside, justifying it to herself as thinking that they were going to die anyway so she might as well have gained something from it. She tries to backpedal on this when talking to Rhys, saying that she was lying to Vasquez and was actually trying to get him and Vaughn back to Helios safely. You have three options: forgive her disdain for Rhys]].and get her back to Pandora safely through an escape pod, forgive her but then later drop her into space while attempting to shut down the central power core, or leave her trapped in a jail cell to be killed when Helios is destroyed.]]


-->'''Sasha:''' What are you doing?\\
-->'''Rhys:''' There are all these stories where—where someone's tears heal people. I really feel like that's a thing.\\
-->'''Sasha:''' Well, this isn't one of those stories.

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-->'''Sasha:''' What are you doing?\\
doing?
-->'''Rhys:''' There are all these stories where—where someone's tears heal people. I really feel like that's a thing.\\
-->'''Sasha:'''
thing.
-->'''Sasha, wistfully:'''
Well, ''(wipes his tears away)'' this isn't one of those stories.


** Sasha does one to a bandit. Rhys attempts to do the same to another bandit [[spoiler:and fails hilariously]].

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** Sasha does one to a bandit. Rhys attempts to do the same to another bandit [[spoiler:and fails hilariously]].hilariously.]]



* NotQuiteTheRightThing: In Episode 4, while playing as Rhys, you finally get the opportunity to [[spoiler:tell Fiona and Sasha that you have Handsome Jack in your head. Unfortunately, if you do choose to tell them, it turns out to be a ''very'' bad idea, as Fiona and Sasha will get angry, yell at you for not telling them about this earlier, and say they thought you were their friend but now they can't trust you]]. [[spoiler: However, you do get an opportunity to smooth things over with Sasha just before you equip your Vas-guise, and dialogue between the three while on Helios suggests that, ultimately, Rhys' honesty is appreciated.]]
* NotSoDifferent:
** Sasha and Rhys talk for a bit where she asks some {{Armor Piercing Question}}s about what it's like to work for a horrible corporation. A few conversation options reveal that the environment may be less dusty but it's now just as much of a shark tank up on Helios as it is down on Pandora.
** [[spoiler:Jack]] loves to point out how he and Rhys are so similar, from Rhys' ambition to climb to the top of the corporate ladder, to how he's willing to step over a number of corpses to get there. [[spoiler:He [[InvertedTrope goes back on this]] in episode five after the destruction of Helios, where he decides that Rhys was much better at killing people than he ever was.]]

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* NotQuiteTheRightThing: In Episode 4, while playing as Rhys, you finally get the opportunity to [[spoiler:tell Fiona and Sasha that you have Handsome Jack in your head. Unfortunately, if you do choose to tell them, it turns out to be a ''very'' bad idea, as Fiona and Sasha will get angry, yell at you for not telling them about this earlier, and say they thought you were their friend but now they can't trust you]]. [[spoiler: However, you do get an opportunity to smooth things over with Sasha just before you equip your Vas-guise, and dialogue between the three while on Helios suggests that, ultimately, Rhys' honesty is appreciated.]]
* NotSoDifferent:
** Sasha and Rhys talk for a bit where she asks some {{Armor Piercing Question}}s about what it's like to work for a horrible corporation. A few conversation options reveal that the environment may be less dusty but it's now just as much of a shark tank up on Helios as it is down on Pandora.
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NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Jack]] loves to point out how he and Rhys are so similar, from Rhys' ambition to climb to the top of the corporate ladder, to how he's willing to step over a number of corpses to get there. they're both devilishly handsome. [[spoiler:He [[InvertedTrope goes back on this]] in episode five after the destruction of Helios, where he decides and says that Rhys was much better at killing people than he ever was.]]was,]] even though Rhys didn't kill people [[ForTheEvulz for the fun of it, like Jack did.]] But by now Rhys has seen that his former hero was an awful person all along, and can resolve to never follow in his footsteps.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Although Sasha always looked reasonably attractive, her makeover in episode 5 was a major upgrade, commented on by all. For that matter, Vaughn looks really buff in his post-apocalyptic warrior outfit, and Loader Bot's new chassis is quite spiffy.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Although Sasha always looked reasonably attractive, her makeover in episode 5 was a major upgrade, commented on by all. For that matter, Vaughn looks really buff in his post-apocalyptic warrior outfit, and Loader Bot's new chassis is quite spiffy.



---> '''Rhys''': You're uh... you're really cool. Ah ha ha... I just... I wanted you to know that.\\

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---> '''Rhys''': You're uh... you're really cool. Ah ha ha... I just... I wanted you to know that.\\



---> [[spoiler: '''Rhys:''' [=ZER0=] WOULD BE IN HERE? THAT'S-that's nice. Would he-could? He? Sit next to me?]]

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---> [[spoiler: '''Rhys:''' [=ZER0=] WOULD BE IN HERE? THAT'S-that's THAT'S—that's nice. Would he-could? He? Sit next to me?]]



* SwissArmyTears: This gets a DeconstructiveParody in the middle of the story's [[MoodWhiplash most tear-jerking scene]], when Rhys tries to get some of his tears to fall on the face of someone who's dying.
-->'''Dying Person:''' What are you doing?\\
'''Rhys:''' There are all these stories where... where someone's tears heal people. I really feel like that's a thing.\\
'''Dying Person:''' Well, this isn't one of those stories.

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* SwissArmyTears: This gets a DeconstructiveParody in the middle of the story's Episode 5's [[MoodWhiplash most tear-jerking scene]], scene,]] when [[spoiler: Rhys tries to get some of his tears to fall on the face of someone who's dying.
-->'''Dying Person:'''
Sasha's face.]]
-->'''Sasha:'''
What are you doing?\\
'''Rhys:''' -->'''Rhys:''' There are all these stories where... where where—where someone's tears heal people. I really feel like that's a thing.\\
'''Dying Person:''' -->'''Sasha:''' Well, this isn't one of those stories.


* BroadStrokes: Within the game itself, no matter how the game is played, there will likely be a number of instances where neither Rhys or Fiona's stories [[UnreliableNarrator add up to each other]] (especially given that Rhys is a braggart and Fiona is a con artist), but the general events of the story can still be inferred to have happened. In the greater Borderlands canon, Rhys' return as [[spoiler:The CEO of Atlas]] in ''VideoGame/Borderlands3'', as well as the Hyperion Moonbase no longer visible in Pandora's sky in the prologue of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' and the return of Vaughn and Cassius [[spoiler:and memorial for Scooter]] in the ''Commander Lilith'' DLC confirms that the events of this game happened.

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* BroadStrokes: Within the game itself, no matter how the game is played, there will likely be a number of instances where neither Rhys or Fiona's stories [[UnreliableNarrator add up to each other]] (especially given that Rhys is a braggart and Fiona is a con artist), but the general events of the story can still be inferred to have happened. In the greater Borderlands canon, Rhys' return as [[spoiler:The CEO of Atlas]] in ''VideoGame/Borderlands3'', as well as the Hyperion Moonbase no longer visible in Pandora's sky in the prologue of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' and the return of Vaughn and Cassius [[spoiler:and memorial for Scooter]] in the ''Commander Lilith'' DLC confirms that the events of this game happened.


* BroadStrokes: Within the game itself, no matter how the game is played, there will likely be a number of instances where neither Rhys or Fiona's stories [[UnreliableNarrator add up to each other]] (especially given that Rhys is a braggart and Fiona is a con artist), but the general events of the story can still be inferred to have happened. In the greater Borderlands canon, Rhys' return as [[spoiler:The CEO of Atlas]] in ''VideoGame/Borderlands3'', as well as the Hyperion Moonbase no longer visible in Pandora's sky in the prologue of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' confirms that the events of this game happened.

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* BroadStrokes: Within the game itself, no matter how the game is played, there will likely be a number of instances where neither Rhys or Fiona's stories [[UnreliableNarrator add up to each other]] (especially given that Rhys is a braggart and Fiona is a con artist), but the general events of the story can still be inferred to have happened. In the greater Borderlands canon, Rhys' return as [[spoiler:The CEO of Atlas]] in ''VideoGame/Borderlands3'', as well as the Hyperion Moonbase no longer visible in Pandora's sky in the prologue of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' and the return of Vaughn and Cassius [[spoiler:and memorial for Scooter]] in the ''Commander Lilith'' DLC confirms that the events of this game happened.


* BrickJoke: In Episode 1, Rhys practices his game face for his meeting with his boss. The expression you chose will show up in Episode 4 when Rhys [[spoiler:disguises himself as Vasquez]].

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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In Episode 1, Rhys practices his game face for his meeting with his boss. The expression you chose will show up in Episode 4 when Rhys [[spoiler:disguises himself as Vasquez]].



* BroadStrokes: Within the game itself, no matter how the game is played, there will likely be a number of instances where neither Rhys or Fiona's stories [[UnreliableNarrator add up to each other]] (especially given that Rhys is a braggart and Fiona is a con artist), but the general events of the story can still be inferred to have happened.

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* BroadStrokes: Within the game itself, no matter how the game is played, there will likely be a number of instances where neither Rhys or Fiona's stories [[UnreliableNarrator add up to each other]] (especially given that Rhys is a braggart and Fiona is a con artist), but the general events of the story can still be inferred to have happened. In the greater Borderlands canon, Rhys' return as [[spoiler:The CEO of Atlas]] in ''VideoGame/Borderlands3'', as well as the Hyperion Moonbase no longer visible in Pandora's sky in the prologue of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' confirms that the events of this game happened.



* CuttingOffTheBranches: Considering that Tector and Jimbo Hodunk are alive, the Vault Hunters evidently killed the Zafords at the end of the Clan Wars questline of [=BL2=]. Which makes sense, considering how popular the Maggie was in [=BL2=] at launch and how many people sided with the Hodunks to get it (at least until people realized how disgustingly powerful the Unkempt Harold was and the Torgue DLC provided an easy way to get one).

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* CuttingOffTheBranches: Considering that Tector and Jimbo Hodunk are alive, the Vault Hunters evidently killed the Zafords at the end of the Clan Wars questline of [=BL2=]. Which makes sense, considering how popular the Maggie was in [=BL2=] at launch and how many people sided with the Hodunks to get it (at least until people realized how disgustingly powerful the Unkempt Harold was and the Torgue DLC provided an easy way to get one).it.



* DeadGuyOnDisplay: There's a dead psycho hung on the Prosperity Junction billboard.

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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: DeadGuyOnDisplay:
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There's a dead psycho hung on the Prosperity Junction billboard.



** While never confirmed, it is implied that [[spoiler:Handsome Jack's body was sealed away inside Butt Stalion]].



* DefeatMeansFriendship: A strange example, when a Psycho is threatening Vaughn for the theft of his 'doom buggy', Fiona has the opportunity to headbutt him, which almost immediately results in the Psycho joining their race team.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: A strange example, when Psychos headbutt each other as a sign of affection and friendship. When a Psycho is threatening Vaughn for the theft of his 'doom buggy', Fiona has the opportunity to headbutt him, which almost immediately results in the Psycho joining their race team.



* EnhanceButton: Parodied in the beginning of ''Atlas Mugged'', in which Sasha's first instinct on seeing the holographic map is to yell "Enhance!" as much as she can, something that Fiona can play along as well. Eventually Vaughn tells them to cut it out and how computers don't work like that.

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* EnhanceButton: EnhanceButton:
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Parodied in the beginning of ''Atlas Mugged'', in which Sasha's first instinct on seeing the holographic map is to yell "Enhance!" as much as she can, something that Fiona can play along as well. Eventually Vaughn tells them to cut it out and how computers don't work like that.



** The Stranger's shotgun appears to be the legendary Conference Call. He shoots it into the air and near Fiona and Rhys repeatedly without turning them into swiss cheese.
*** The Stranger's Conference Call lacks an accessory, which purple and legendary weapons always have.

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** The Stranger's shotgun appears to be the legendary Conference Call. He shoots it into the air and near Fiona and Rhys repeatedly without turning them into swiss cheese.
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cheese. The Stranger's Conference Call lacks an accessory, which a certain accessory that purple and legendary weapons always have.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: [=Zer0=], while given for being a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo, also plays this regularly because it is clear he has his own mission he is on that only crosses paths with the point of view characters rather than involving them directly. [[spoiler:That is, until you find the Gortys core he was looking for.]]
** Zero even gets his Villain Of Another Story, Bossanova, who never directly threatens (or is aware of) Rhys or Fiona at all but is presented as a formidable foe who can blast things to pieces with his chest-mounted soundblaster.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: [=Zer0=], while given for being a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo, also plays this regularly because it is clear he has his own mission he is on that only crosses paths with the point of view characters rather than involving them directly. [[spoiler:That is, until you find the Gortys core he was looking for.]]
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]] Zero even gets his Villain Of Another Story, Bossanova, who never directly threatens (or is aware of) Rhys or Fiona at all but is presented as a formidable foe who can blast things to pieces with his chest-mounted soundblaster.



* {{Jerkass}}: Standard M.O. for Hyperion suits. With the right dialog choices, you can make Rhys into a proper Jack wannabe.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Standard M.O. for Hyperion suits. With the right dialog choices, you can make Rhys into a proper Jack wannabe.



* ManChild: Hyperion's entire Accounting Branch. They will use a LARP gunfight when confronting their boss about $10 million transfer.

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* ManChild: Hyperion's entire Accounting Branch. They will use a LARP gunfight when confronting their boss about $10 million transfer. Both the custodian and the Hyperion employee currently having a phone call shake their head in disapproval of such behavior.



* NeckSnap: Sasha does one to a bandit. Rhys attempts to do the same to another bandit [[spoiler:and fails hilariously]].

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Sasha does one to a bandit. Rhys attempts to do the same to another bandit [[spoiler:and fails hilariously]].



* NestedStory: Marcus sums up the game's narrative as "two unlikely versions of one impossible story" that he is in turn telling to you.

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* NestedStory: Marcus sums up the game's narrative as "two unlikely versions of one impossible story" that he is in turn telling to you. This is because the final choice you make at the end of the last episode carries over to his narration of the next.



* NotQuiteTheRightThing: In Episode 4, while playing as Rhys, you finally get the opportunity to [[spoiler:tell Fiona and Sasha that you have Handsome Jack in your head. Unfortunately, if you do choose to tell them, it turns out to be a ''very'' bad idea, as Fiona and Sasha will get angry, yell at you for not telling them about this earlier, and say they thought you were their friend but now they can't trust you.]]
** [[spoiler: However, you do get an opportunity to smooth things over with Sasha just before you equip your Vas-guise, and dialogue between the three while on Helios suggests that, ultimately, Rhys' honesty is appreciated.]]

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* NotQuiteTheRightThing: In Episode 4, while playing as Rhys, you finally get the opportunity to [[spoiler:tell Fiona and Sasha that you have Handsome Jack in your head. Unfortunately, if you do choose to tell them, it turns out to be a ''very'' bad idea, as Fiona and Sasha will get angry, yell at you for not telling them about this earlier, and say they thought you were their friend but now they can't trust you.]]
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you]]. [[spoiler: However, you do get an opportunity to smooth things over with Sasha just before you equip your Vas-guise, and dialogue between the three while on Helios suggests that, ultimately, Rhys' honesty is appreciated.]]



* OhCrap: [[ConMan Con woman]] Fiona very subtly panics when August shoots a man dead in front of her for "dishonesty". Comes complete with a twist on Telltale's familiar dialog pop-up.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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[[ConMan Con woman]] Fiona very subtly panics when August shoots a man dead in front of her for "dishonesty". Comes complete with a twist on Telltale's familiar dialog pop-up.



* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: The whole reason why Rhys and Fiona are mad at each other in the present. In Episode 5, Kroger and Finch betrays Fiona and Sasha by trying to take Gortys away and abandoning them on Helios. After a gunfight, Finch escapes taking Gortys and Sasha with him on their ship. In another part of the station, Rhys sees the ship leaving and assumes Fiona abandoned him.]]
** Averting this is also why [[spoiler: Loader Bot captured and interrogated Rhys and Fiona about the events of the game up until that point without revealing his identity. He knew he only had one side of the story when he say Fiona kill Gortys and wanted to know why she had done it without letting their prior relationship cause her to lie.]]

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* PoorCommunicationKills: PoorCommunicationKills:
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[[spoiler: The whole reason why Rhys and Fiona are mad at each other in the present. In Episode 5, Kroger and Finch betrays Fiona and Sasha by trying to take Gortys away and abandoning them on Helios. After a gunfight, Finch escapes taking Gortys and Sasha with him on their ship. In another part of the station, Rhys sees the ship leaving and assumes Fiona abandoned him.]]
** Averting this is also why [[spoiler: Loader Bot captured and interrogated Rhys and Fiona about the events of the game up until that point without revealing his identity. He knew he only had one side of the story when he say saw Fiona kill Gortys and wanted to know why she had done it without letting their prior relationship cause her to lie.]]



* SequelHook: Events at the end of Episode 5 leave things open for a potential Season 2: [[spoiler:After entering the Vault of the Traveller and opening the cache they find there, Rhys and Fiona are ''teleported away''.]] Roll credits.

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* SequelHook: Events at the end of Episode 5 leave things open for a potential Season 2: [[spoiler:After entering the Vault of the Traveller and opening the cache they find there, Rhys and Fiona are ''teleported away''.]] Roll credits. At least Rhys and Sasha return in ''VideoGame/Borderlands3''.



* {{Squee}}: Rhys may do this a few times towards [=Zer0=].
--> '''Rhys''': You're uh... you're really cool. Ah ha ha... I just... I wanted you to know that.\\

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* {{Squee}}: Rhys {{Squee}}:
**Rhys
may do this a few times towards [=Zer0=].
--> ---> '''Rhys''': You're uh... you're really cool. Ah ha ha... I just... I wanted you to know that.\\



* TattooAsCharacterType



* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler: Yvette in episode 4]].
* TrailersAlwaysLie: Most of the in-game episode trailers have featured Jimbo riding on the shoulders of Tector Hodunk, who's firing a heavy machine gun at something. This never shows up.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler: Yvette shows her true colors in episode 4]].
4 and doesn't pretend to hide her disdain for Rhys]].
* TrailersAlwaysLie: TrailersAlwaysLie:
**
Most of the in-game episode trailers have featured Jimbo riding on the shoulders of Tector Hodunk, who's firing a heavy machine gun at something. This never shows up.



* UnfoldingPlanMontage: Happens when Rhys comes up with a plan to break into the Atlas warehouse. By the time he's done, everyone else has found another way to get in.

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* UnfoldingPlanMontage: UnfoldingPlanMontage:
**
Happens when Rhys comes up with a plan to break into the Atlas warehouse. By the time he's done, everyone else has found another way to get in.



* UnreliableNarrator: Both of the protagonists are not above embellishing or outright making stuff up about the story if they can get away with it, either to stroke their own ego or to humiliate the other. However, anything too outrageous will be pointed out by The Stranger or the other narrator and the story continues. [[spoiler: This is actually the reason why the Stranger is disguised, as he was afraid that if they knew his identity, Fiona and Rhys will lie to him about what happened to Gortys. Fiona actually lying to him about how Loader Bot punches Athena away only vindicated his fears, since he knows it's a lie but can't call her out on it without revealing he IS Loader Bot]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: Both of the protagonists are not above embellishing or outright making stuff up about the story if they can get away with it, either to stroke their own ego or to humiliate the other. However, anything too outrageous will be pointed out by The Stranger or the other narrator and the story continues. [[spoiler: This is actually the reason why the Stranger is disguised, as he was afraid that if they knew his identity, Fiona and Rhys will lie to him about what happened to Gortys. Fiona actually lying to him about how Loader Bot punches Athena away only vindicated his fears, since he knows it's a lie but can't call her out on it without revealing he IS Loader Bot]]Bot]].


* MercyKill: Discussed in Episode 4 [[spoiler:if you told Fiona and Sasha about Holo-Jack's existence. The former later offers to put a bullet through Rhys' head if his brain gets taken over by Jack.]]


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* MercyKill: Discussed in Episode 4 [[spoiler:if you told Fiona and Sasha about Holo-Jack's existence. The former later offers to put a bullet through Rhys' head if his brain gets taken over by Jack.]]

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