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This is a list of planets in the Borderlands universe that have been mentioned or referenced, but never visited directly.

List of planets

Aquator

Aquator

Visit scenic Aquator today!

Aquator is a planet shown in tourism posters spread across Pandora in Borderlands, with a single known appearance in Borderlands 2 and a mention in Tales from the Borderlands. The poster depicts some small islands on one giant ocean covering its surface. Its main functions are tourism and providing water for other planets. As mentioned in Tales from the Borderlands, Aquator is the planet of origin of Saul Henderson. The name "Aquator" is likely a play on the words "aqua" and "Equator".


Artemis

Artemis is Mordecai's planet of origin. [1] Artemis was the goddess of the hunt in Greek mythology, a fact that references Mordecai's role as the Hunter class.


Athenas

Athenas is Maya's planet of origin.[2] According to ECHO Recorders obtained by Angel, the planet is ruled by a monastic order known as the Order of the Impending Storm. When Maya was left with the Order as an infant, the monks raised her and used her reputation as a Siren to scare the populace into obeying them for 27 years. When Brother Sophis, a leading monk of the Order and Maya's caretaker, attempted to force Maya to execute several 'criminals,' she realized the Order's deceit and killed Sophis, then left the planet to seek out her Siren heritage on Pandora. This presumably ended the Order's reign.


Demophon

Demophon is Hugo P. Vasquez's planet of origin. In Borderlands 2, it was briefly mentioned in Axton's personal ECHO log by his wife, Sarah, along with Tantalus and Thrace. Presumably, Axton's reckless nature compromised one or more of his missions there.


Dionysus

Dionysus is Lilith's planet of origin.[3] In Greek mythology, Dionysus was the god of wine, ritual madness and celebration[4], a fact that possibly alludes to Lilith's fun-loving, slightly unstable personality.


Eden-5

Eden-5 is implied to be Gaige's planet of origin[5]. It is likely in the same star system as Eden-6, and is mentioned by Gaige as having a corrupt police force.


Eden-6

Eden-6 is a planet first mentioned by Marcus during Claptrap's New Robot Revolution, before the fight against the MINAC. Marcus offered to take the Vault Hunters off-planet after "dispatching that runty little shit," but was shot (non-fatally) in the back by the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap before being able to tell the Vault Hunters of its story.

Eden-6 is referenced twice in Borderlands 2, first in a Hyperion radio commercial, where Handsome Jack claims to have rescued the Space Vixens of Eden-6 using Hyperion weapons, and again by Jack's Body Double, mentioning that he had had sex with the aforementioned Space Vixens.


Eden-7

Eden-7 is a planet mentioned by Vaughn in Tales from the Borderlands.


Epitah

Epitah is a planet visited by Gaige, Axton, and Aurelia. It contains a Vault.


Eunomia

Eunomia is Captain Scarlett's planet of origin.[6] This is somewhat ironic for the cheerfully treacherous pirate, as Eunomia was the goddess of law and legislation in Greek mythology.[7]


Grophic IV

Grophic IV is a planet mentioned by General Knoxx. He planned to retire there.


Hephaestus

Hephaestus is Mr. Torgue's planet of origin.[8] Hephaestus was the god of fire, invention and smithing in Greek mythology, which is indirectly referenced by Torgue's inventive streak and love of explosions.


Hera

Hera is Wilhelm's planet of origin. Krieg is also stated to have visited Hera at one point, where he attacked an unnamed fugitive.


Hestias

Hestias is briefly mentioned in Axton's personal ECHO log by his wife, Sarah. According to her, Axton was assigned to protect a dignitary there. Instead, he chose to use the dignitary to lure out the enemy, track them to their base and blow it up. While he was successful in destroying the enemy, the official was killed in the process.


Hermes

Hermes is Sir Hammerlock's planet of origin [9]. It has a thin atmosphere that is rich in helium, and orbits around a blue giant star.


Hieronymous

Hieronymous is Axton's planet of origin.[10] Its name is most likely a reference to Rob Heironimus, one of the founders of Gearbox Software.


Honus 4651

Planet where Lilith's father died.


Isolus

Isolus is the planet T.K. Baha and his family lived on before moving to Pandora. The Bahas fled Isolus and its solar system by Mr. Blake's suggestion, after he informed T.K. that the Hyperion Corporation intended to steal his wave rifle designs, and that assassins were being sent to kill his family [11].


Menoetius

Menoetius is Brick's planet of origin [12]. Menoetius was a Titan in Greek mythology characterized by his extreme strength, undying pride and boiling rage, all of which are among Brick's most prominent traits.


Promethea

Promethea is a prominent planet in the Borderlands universe, referenced frequently throughout the series. Several sources state that Promethea is where the Atlas corporation found alien technology and reverse-engineered it in order to manufacture improved starships and weaponry. The Crimson Lance retain a military presence on the planet, and it has been stated by General Knoxx that Roland served two tours there [13].

It is a well-known fact on Pandora that Promethean living conditions are harsh - even worse than those facing Pandoran settlers. An Atlas propaganda message at T-Bone Junction states "...at least you're not on Promethea!" when referring to the positive side of Pandora. In Borderlands 2, citizens of Sanctuary and the Morningstar sniper rifle occasionally comment along the same lines.


Tantalus

Tantalus is briefly mentioned in Axton's personal ECHO log by his wife, Sarah, along with Demophon and Thrace. Presumably, Axton's reckless nature compromised one or more of his missions there. An unused Dahl vending machine quote mentions mercenaries on this planet holding off an Atlas armada incursion.


Themis

Themis is the planet where Axton's wife Sarah and her platoon are stationed. Themis was the goddess of divine law and order in Greek mythology[14]. This may reflect Sarah's by-the-book personality, in contrast to Axton's more chaotic one.


Thrace

Trace is briefly mentioned in Axton's personal ECHO log by his wife, Sarah, along with Demophon and Tantalus. Presumably, Axton's reckless nature compromised one or more of his missions there.

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