Borderlands 2 Doesn't Want You Cracking Jokes About This Character

In designing one of Borderlands 2's characters, Ellie, Gearbox wanted to build "an independent female character who looked the exact opposite of how most females tend to be represented in games".

Why? Because they didn't want players to "cast her in a light where the player is encouraged to pity, laugh at, or mock her because she doesn't look like Jessica Rabbit."

Good idea. Nobody makes jokes about fat people.

Meet Borderlands 2′s Ellie: The "opposite of how most females tend to be represented in games" [PC Gamer]



      "Kiss me or I crush you!"

        "You better make me come or I'm gonna Kick Your Ass" - T-Rex.

    didnt these guys make Duke Nukem Forever...

      Yeah, but they also made a game called Borderlands, and it was pretty damn good.

        more reffering to the sensitivity towards women in that game.

        You must have played a different version to me, because the one I played was boring as hell.

      No, they polished the final
      product and published it.

        you can't polish a turd

          you can, Mythbusters proved it haha

            Sure, you can't polish a turd but you can sprinkle it with glitter.



    I hope her weapon is that massive wrench. Could be awesome!

    I fits within the Borderlands universe, but showing the character is one thing.. hearing the character that'll be what cements peoples opinions about her.

      She speaks in one of the trailers. Sounds a LOT like Scooter.

      agreed. Its Jamie Marchi apparently.

      Yeah, I'm more likely to make fun of her sounding like a hick than I am her appearance. I'll see what her character contributes to the game. I mean I thought TJ Baha was ineffective as a plot device but that doesn't mean I'm prejudiced against blind people.

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    Coulda just made a fairly flat chested, plain Jane who isn't playboy modelesque but rather average in figure, looks and all that instead of going the EXTREME opposite end of the spectrum.. instead of one OH GOD LOOK AT HER, they've gone the other OH GOD LOOK AT HER!

    It's a cross between Ward from FF8 and Berta from Two and a half men...

    "Borderlands 2 Doesn’t Want You Cracking Jokes About This Character " (close wallet) well that didn't last.

    Berta would thrive in the borderlands universe.

    I probably would have gone with a Rosie the Riveter style character given that brief, but I suppose this works too.

    In soviet Russia woman with the biggest wrench doesn't need your consent.

    Haha, she's just like all the other portrayed female characters with those big cans. Needs smaller cans.

    Hoodor. Hoodor. Hodor.

    So an independant female who's single has to be a fat lesbian?

    Greetings from the future

    Gearbox is full of shit because the WHOLE GAME makes fun of ellie being a fat tub of fat lard

    Like come one its one long running joke, shes not overweight thats not survival levels of fat in the real world

    If they made a realistically fat person then that would be one thing, hell that would even be kinda neat to see in a game

    But shes a big fucking caricature, a fat hillbilly whos cousin wants to fuck her come one you dont get to give any fucking progressive points to gearbox for ellie

    Its a fine game, but dont pretend its some bastion of gender equality

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