BAECL 4 P-TP

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Anyone familiar with the pre-sequel knows that Pandora and Elpis used to be full of "helpful" CL4P-TP units, each designed for a different purpose . . . until Handsome Jack killed off all but one. That said, there are a few different ways to justify having CL4P-TP characters in the game besides "guess I'm playing the one remaining Clap-Trap":

  1. The game takes place before the events of Claptastic Voyage. This means that Handsome Jack is still alive (and probably consolidating power within Hyperion) and the events of Borderlands 2 have not yet taken place.
  2. Setting assumption that with Jack gone, Hyperion decided to reverse several of his decisions, including creating new CL4P-TP units for mass production.
  3. Setting assumption that a different company picked up the CL4P-TP specs and began marketing knockoffs. Or maybe all of them did! How do you picture your Jakobs CL4P-TP differing from a Maliwan one?

CL4P-TP units are created, not born, and as such they have less flexibility than human (and human-ish) characters.


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