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At the suggestion of I am the best robot, I've decided to start this forum as a way of introducing myself to the community, sharing information, and sparking debate...all at the same time. :)

In short, this thread is exactly what it says on the tin: a place for discussing deleted content and background story elements from Borderlands. While I will do my best to provide proof of any claims that I make (and encourage others to do the same), this may not always be possible for reasons that I won't go into here. Suffice it to say that I'm working on a way to bolster my credibility as a source of information.

Let's start with two bits of information I recently added to the Wiki:

  • Commandant Steele's first name is Helga (or, at the very least, it was at one point). Kind of fits in with her foreign accent if you ask me.
  • The (now deleted) title card for the Destroyer claimed that he was also known as...Phil. Since most of the title cards and their accompanying captions in the game are humorous in nature, this is most likely not meant to be taken that seriously. But it's still good to know that evil has a proper name.

Comments, responses, and ideas are welcome. LunarArchivist 02:21, June 17, 2011 (UTC)


Welcome to the community, we will try and include any background story that we can. In fact, I have uncovered one of Lilith's prototype names and pictures: Dr.Lilith Cashlin, Mercenary Scientist. Final signature 22:52, June 11, 2011 (UTC)


Earlier versions of the script had several more details concerning the Guardian Angel and the Destroyer, some of which are still compatible with the final version of the game while others aren't.

  • The Guardian Angel reveals that she has the superhuman ability to see up and down the timeline, a gift which revealed to her that the Destroyer's release was inevitable. Sooner or later, it would break free and destroy the universe. Rather than leave things completely up to chance, she decided to force a confrontation and manipulated events - including the Vault Hunters - so that the encounter would take place at a time of her choosing, under her terms, and involving individuals who were prepapred, could fight back, and stand a realistic chance of eliminating the creature.
  • The Destroyer had no physical existence in our dimension. However, it could use a human host to anchor itself in our reality, though doing so would make it vulnerable and allow it to be killed. That host ended up being none other than Commandant Steele, who, by all appearances, was kept alive and in so much agony that she begged the Vault Hunters to kill her during the course of the final battle.

LunarArchivist 02:21, June 17, 2011 (UTC)


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