Borderlands 3 Writer Explains Typhon DeLeon’s Importance In Borderlands Lore
For those who have made their way through a significant portion of the Borderlands 3 campaign, you may know a thing or two about Typhon DeLeon, the legendary Vault Hunter. If you haven’t had the chance to dive that far into the adventure yet, turn back now if you wish to avoid spoilers. That said, Borderlands 3 co-writer Danny Homan recently explained how DeLeon became such an important piece of the Borderlands lore puzzle.
In a recent post to the Borderlands 3 website, Homan took a deep dive into the character that is Typhon DeLeon. “I wasn’t sure whether fans would love or hate Typhon DeLeon,” they said. “After all, the Vault Hunter is one of the most pervasive myths in the Borderlands Universe. It’s an aspiration. Vault Hunters come in all shapes and sizes of course, but one thing they all have in common is that they’re badass, which—contrary to how he is portrayed on theater posters and such—isn’t an obvious descriptor for Typhon DeLeon the first time you see him.”
As those who have played Borderlands 3 will know, Typhon is more of an unlikely hero. This is learned throughout the game, finding his ECHO logs as well as speaking with him, but as Homan says in the post, he is more Forrest Gump than he is Indiana Jones. “Ultimately, we wanted Typhon to be an unlikely hero,” Homan said. “He’s supposed to be rough around the edges, yet likable. A tad crass, but with a heart of gold. Humble, but a legend. Part of the joy of the Borderlands universe is that despite the dark shadow cast by the ruthless corporations, despite the pervasive greed, some good remains.
“It’s just a glimmer of hope, but to many, that hope is all that keeps you from giving in to the darkness of the universe. Vault Hunters seek the Vaults for reasons beyond greed and self-interest. To seek the Vault is to discover who you are, what you’re made of, and what ultimately drives you to go on.”
You can read the post in full on the game’s website right here. Borderlands 3 is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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