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  • Look closely at the Fast Travel station in New Haven. If you pay attention to where it is located, it is outside the barriers that inhibit vehicle access to the interior of the city. Why would someone want to put that there? So in case bandits hijack the Fast Travel station, they'll pop in outside the barriers and city's defenders will have cover to gun them down.
  • Given the very old story of Pandora's Box, is it any wonder that the Vault on Pandora was revealed to not contain any loot at all, but rather a universe-destroying thing from elsewhere?
  • When you open the Vault and have to fight The Destroyer, Angel only mentions that you know where to hit it to kill it, which left many players confused since there was no previous hint of its existence. However any player who payed attention to Pandora's wild life should recognize that the Destroyer has the same split jaw anatomy as the rakk hive, who in turn have their weak point on their eyes. This also means that the rakk hive might be biologically related to The Destroyer.
  • The loot dropped from the Destroyer is of lousy quality, generally no better than what would be dropped by a regular enemy. There's just a lot more of it (most of which is just ammo). This is in keeping with the Vault being full of nothing except "tentacles and disappointment".
  • The song that plays in the end, when Guardian Angel is revealed to not quite live up to her name? "No Heaven".
  • In one of the early missions of The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, Scooter talks about Moxxi, revealing that she's his mother and that he indeed killed and buried Lucky Zaford, one of the quest givers back at Dahl Headlands, for getting intimate with her. However, if a player comes back to that area via Fast Travel, they'll find that Lucky's still alive in his place. What could possibly be a good explanation for his Unexplained Recovery? The New-U Station.
  • Why was Hyperion so interested in disarming Claptrap's robot rebellion in Claptrap's New Robot Revolution? As revealed in later games, CL4P-TPs are Hyperion's own creation, and they care a lot about their brand, so their most (in)famous brand of robots going rogue and making everyone's life a living hell is, of course, a bad thing for their brand.
  • The fact that Commander Steele doesn't use any Siren abilities when you finally fight her resurrected, Claptrapped self in Claptrap's New Robot Revolution. Sirens have a mystical quality: there are only 6 of them in the universe at any given time, with a new one coming into existence whenever one of the 6 dies. It's likely Steele lost her Siren abilities when she was killed by the Destroyer, with her "place in the universe" immediately transferring to a new Siren. When you face her as Steele-Trap, her Siren tattoos are gone and have been replaced by Claptrap circuitry tattoo.
  • The order of the bosses fought in Claptrap's New Robot Revolution is the inverse order where they were introduced. First you fight Knoxx(-Trap) representing The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, then Ned(-Trap, first as "human", then as "Undead") representing The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, and last is Steele in place of the Destroyer representing the main game.