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The discovery of The Vault, and the resulting surge in the appearance of Eridium, soon drew the attention of Hyperion and Handsome Jack. Hyperion, being a weapons manufacturer and one of the major industrial powers on Pandora, needed a stronger foothold on the planet, and so brought their robot manufacturing expertise to the world along with a significant injection of resources. The resulting cadre of personnel and robots soon had the planet under strict martial law.
Hyperion makes its presence known at the start of Borderlands 2 when Hyperion derails a train carrying Vault Hunters across the Windshear Waste. From then on it is an ever present threat with its moonbase disgorging combat units down to the surface of the planet, and Handsome Jack making a determined effort to gain control over another vault.
Hyperion Units (Borderlands 2)
- Bone Head 2.0
- Foreman Jasper
- H3RL-E (Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty)
- Handsome Jack
- Hunter Hellquist
- Hyperius the Invincible (Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty)
- Jimmy Jenkins
- P3RV-E (Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty)
Tassitron Units (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel)
Since Hyperion are allies in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Hyperion units are absent from the main storyline. The Claptastic Voyage DLC contains one area with digital Hyperion enemies, installed in Claptrap's mind by Harold Tassiter. These are analogous to the Hyperion units encountered during Borderlands 2. They are only encountered in one area of the map Cluster 00773 P4ND0R4, in the Destroyer dig site.