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* HolyShitQuotient: The final Episode, "Vault of the Traveler", features [[spoiler:a borderline ''mecha fight'' against The Traveler, possibly the biggest Vault Guardian in the series so far.]]


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* ShockingMoments: The final Episode, "Vault of the Traveler", features [[spoiler:a borderline ''mecha fight'' against The Traveler, possibly the biggest Vault Guardian in the series so far.]]

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* HeReallyCanAct: Not that his prior roles didnít already prove it, but many were very impressed by Creator/TroyBakerís impression of [[spoiler: Creator/PatrickWarburton]], believing he hit the perfect balance of a genuinely good imitation and the InUniverse struggling to stay in character.


** August is portrayed as a vicious violent thug in his initial appearance. However, his later appearances show him as still in love with Sasha and willing to forgive her conning him. Is this because he's just that infatuated with her or does he possess HiddenDepths? Is his story the man he killed was robbing him true or made up? He's also very polite and actually kind to his prisoners, compared to [[JerkAss Vasquez]]-but he still works for [[TheDon Vallory]], who's also his mother. And in Episode 3, he's already quite grumpy, but he also stops Vallory from killing Fiona and friends, and even refuses to shoot Rhys during the car chase if you don't pull off the QTE in time. By Episode 4, he's an ''extremely'' GrumpyBear, but he's shown to be capable of leadership various times.

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** August is portrayed as a vicious violent vicious, violent, and vindictive thug in his initial appearance. However, his later appearances show him as still in love with Sasha and willing to forgive her conning him. Is this because he's just that infatuated with her or does he possess HiddenDepths? Is his story the man he killed was robbing him true or made up? He's also very polite and actually kind to his prisoners, compared to [[JerkAss Vasquez]]-but he still works for [[TheDon Vallory]], who's also his mother. And in Episode 3, he's already quite grumpy, but he also stops Vallory from killing Fiona and friends, and even refuses to shoot Rhys during the car chase if you don't pull off the QTE in time. By Episode 4, he's an ''extremely'' GrumpyBear, but he's shown to be capable of leadership various times.


* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: [=Zer0=]'s new voice in Episode 5 was ''not'' well received at all, with many upset how it sounded far too high-pitched.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: [=Zer0=]'s new voice in Episode 5 was ''not'' well received at all, with many upset how it sounded far too high-pitched. Its was changed back for his next appearance in ''3''.


* InternetBackdraft: [=Zer0=]'s new voice in Episode 5 was ''not'' well received at all, with many upset how it sounded far too high-pitched.



* TheScrappy: [[spoiler: Yvette]] has ''many'' fans wanting [[spoiler: her]] dead for [[spoiler: her cruel betrayal of both Rhys and Vaughn.]]
** TakeThatScrappy: Though thankfully in the same episode you can sic Dumpy or [[TheReveal give her a shocking revelation with a stun baton]], so that helps. In Episode 5 [[spoiler:you have the option to punch her lights out ''and'' leave her for dead, or drop her out of an airlock]].

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* TheScrappy: [[spoiler: Yvette]] has ''many'' fans wanting [[spoiler: her]] dead for [[spoiler: her cruel betrayal of both Rhys and Vaughn.]]
** TakeThatScrappy: Though thankfully
TheyChangedItNowItSucks: [=Zer0=]'s new voice in the same episode you can sic Dumpy or [[TheReveal give her a shocking revelation with a stun baton]], so that helps. In Episode 5 [[spoiler:you have the option to punch her lights out ''and'' leave her for dead, or drop her out of an airlock]].was ''not'' well received at all, with many upset how it sounded far too high-pitched.


* InternetBackdraft: [=Zer0=]'s voice in Episode 5 was ''not'' well received at all, despite it having previously been pitched the same in the Tina DLC for Borderlands 2.

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* InternetBackdraft: [=Zer0=]'s new voice in Episode 5 was ''not'' well received at all, despite with many upset how it having previously been pitched the same in the Tina DLC for Borderlands 2.sounded far too high-pitched.


*** Jack gets a big one: In Episode 3, when he pleads with Rhys to accept his partnership, he mentions that he ''knows'' that people hate him. In Borderlands 2, Jack was the most hated man on Pandora, but he seemed completely unaware that nobody loved him, even his own private army, and insisted that he was the hero. Could he have been hiding the tiny shard of the less sociopathic and slightly more aware person that he used to be at the start of the Pre-Sequel all this time? Or is he just trying to butter up the guy who is Jack's only hope of gaining back his life and power, and knows faking a HeelFaceTurn is the best way to do it? Likewise, are Jack's dickish actions towards the others just him indulging in his customary warped sense of humor... or a cunning and targeted attempt to isolate Rhys from the others, and thus make him more dependent on Jack?

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*** Jack gets a big one: In Episode 3, when he pleads with Rhys to accept his partnership, he mentions that he ''knows'' that people hate him. In Borderlands 2, Jack was the most hated man on Pandora, but he seemed completely unaware that nobody loved him, even his own private army, and insisted that he was the hero. Could he have been hiding the tiny shard of the less openly sociopathic and slightly more aware restrained person that he used to be at the start of the Pre-Sequel all this time? Or is he just trying to butter up the guy who is Jack's only hope of gaining back his life and power, and knows faking a HeelFaceTurn is the best way to do it? Likewise, are Jack's dickish actions towards the others just him indulging in his customary warped sense of humor... or a cunning and targeted attempt to isolate Rhys from the others, and thus make him more dependent on Jack?



*** To what extent is the Handsome Jack featured in this game the same man as the one in ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' and ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel''? Is he the same person reborn through Hyperion tech, or just an advanced AI programmed to believe it is Jack and mimic his behavior? The story and characters generally regard him as the former, but the science behind his return would indicate the latter.

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*** To what extent is the Handsome Jack featured in this game the same man as the one in ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' and ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel''? Is he the same person reborn through Hyperion tech, or just an advanced AI programmed to believe it is Jack and mimic his behavior? The story and characters generally regard him as the former, but the science behind his return would indicate the latter. However, cut dialogue has him state that the last thing he remembers before waking up in Rhys's system was Nakayama testing something on him, suggesting the intent is that he's a digital copy of the same mind, diverging at the point Nakayama took the copy (this also accounts for Jack's behaviour being more like it was towards the beginning of Borderlands 2 and not knowing what happened to himself, he was made long before any of the events of Borderlands 2 happened).


* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Jack's second and final death pretty covers the full spectrum of pity as Rhys coldly watches him pathetically beg for his life.]] The game even lets you outright apologise for killing him. Not to mention, [[spoiler:Jack finds out from reading the corporate database that his daughter is dead just before he tries to kill you in a way that'll kill him too, implying that he was DrivenToSuicide after a fashion.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: After the sudden closure of Telltale Games and the revelations about its toxic work environment, writers for the series have admitted that Rhys was something of an AuthorAvatar, representing their own struggles under an increasingly abusive and incompetent employer.


** [[spoiler: Scooter]] getting killed off divided up the Borderlands fanbase, with one side believing that, despite how sad it was, [[spoiler: Scooter]] went out like a badass, while the other side thinks that [[spoiler: killing Scooter]], one of the most beloved characters in the franchise, was unnecessarily cruel. Some have even speculated/accused Gearbox of signing off on this so they could [[spoiler: replace Scooter with Janey Springs as the "mechanic" of the series.]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Which opens up a whole other can of worms we won't elaborate on here.]]

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** [[spoiler: Scooter]] getting killed off divided up the Borderlands fanbase, with one side believing that, despite how sad it was, [[spoiler: Scooter]] went out like a badass, while the other side thinks that [[spoiler: killing Scooter]], one of the most beloved characters in the franchise, was unnecessarily cruel. Some have even speculated/accused Gearbox of signing off on this so they could [[spoiler: replace Scooter with Janey Springs as the "mechanic" of the series.]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Which opens up a whole other can of worms we won't elaborate on here.]]



** On Tumblr, the debate if Fiona is Caucasian or a woman of color has sparked some very nasty debates and fighting in the tags. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement That is all that needs to be said]].

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** On Tumblr, the debate if Fiona is Caucasian or a woman of color has sparked some very nasty debates and fighting in the tags. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment That is all that needs to be said]].

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** It's not explained exactly what the relationship between Kroger and Finch is, but when they are launching off into space Finch reaches to hold Kroger's hand which he reciprocates, and later Kroger [[spoiler: spends an indeterminate amount of time hunting down Rhys and Fiona because he believes they killed Finch.]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-ivAXw-bGU "Bandit Slaughter"]] from ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' making a reappearance during the [[spoiler: Vault Guardian fight]].


* CatharsisFactor: [[spoiler: Finally killing Handsome Jack in episode 5 can be this.]]

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* CatharsisFactor: [[spoiler: Finally blowing Helios out of the sky and killing Handsome Jack in episode 5 can be this.]]


* CounterpartComparison: [[spoiler: Gortys]] is often compared to [[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead Clementine]] for Telltale fans due to both of them being innocent, small girls acting as the MoralityPet for their hardened groups. [[spoiler: Even the finales for both games involve the two needing rescue by their friends and [[TookALevelInBadass taking a massive level in awesome]] after some inspiration from their faithful allies.]]

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* SignatureScene: The finger gun fight in Episode 4. Its the closest scene in this game to resemble the main games in someway.

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