Introducing the Mechromancer, the first DLC for Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 just got a new playable character. Her name is Gaige and she is a Mechromancer, and she is cool!
Gaige was a high school student from the planet Eden-5. She originally conceived Deathtrap, then called DT, as a science fair project to combat bullying. Her rival, Marcie Holloway, was a contestant in the science fair as well, and used her father’s money to buy her way through the competition. Marcie apparently stole Gaige’s DT designs and sold it to Eden-5′s police force.
On the day of the science fair, Marcie’s father bribed the judges, helping win her first place with a defective robot based on Deathtrap’s blueprints. Gaige placed third. Marcie then shoved Gaige, causing Deathtrap to identify her as a hostile. Deathtrap attacked with its claws, causing her to explode due to a miscalibration by Gaige. Gaige was escorted to the principal’s office, and faced expulsion and arrest for accidentally murdering her rival. She called her father to create a distraction to help her evade arrest, and bought a ticket to Pandora, where she hopes her talents will be more appreciated.
And here is a short video of Gaige the Mechromancer in action:
I have to say that I really love playing as the Mechromancer, in fact she is now my favourite character! And when you set Deathtrap loose, boy does he go for it! Gaige has some very good one-liners as well, such as “Respect the robot!” and “Me and robot are gonna bitch smack ya!”. There are lots more, so you will just have to go and play to hear them all.
You can buy the Mechromancer DLC now for $9.99 USD or 800 Microsoft points. And if you pre-ordered Borderlands 2 then you get her for free!
Have you got the Mechromancer? If so, let us know what you think of her by leaving a comment below.