Borderlands Theory – Angel’s Siren Power

borderlands 2 angelBorderlands is a franchise with many characters, and some of those characters have unexplained backgrounds or powers. Angel is one of the more cryptic characters as she is the main drive for the confusing narrative in the first game, almost completely absent from The Pre-Sequel, and she dies shortly after you meet her face to face in Borderlands 2. The revelation that she is a Siren wasn’t that surprising if you picked up on her saying “Phase-shift” throughout the story, but the real question is, what was her power? Lilith could Phase-walk and Phase-blast and Maya has Phase-lock. So given that Angel is able to interact with computers with her Phase-shift, what exactly is her power and how does it play into the story? Continue reading

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Borderlands 3 – Introducing a male siren

siren maya borderlands 2Borderlands is a franchise driven by characters, both playable and non-playable. One of the continued lore elements that has carried through the series is the cryptic and somewhat unexplained existence of Sirens. We know from some narrative elements that there can only be six in the universe at a time, and even though some deny it, Randy Pitchford confirmed that Commandant Steele was in fact a siren. For skeptics, this clip shows her interacting with a vault key with some form of telekinetic power similar to other phase powers within the mythology of Borderlands. So with the death of two Sirens there is now a gap in the lore, leaving space for two new Sirens to enter the picture in Borderlands 3. Continue reading