Game Theory: Handsome Jack, Monster or Misunderstood? (Borderlands 2/The Pre-Sequel!)

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  • Published on:  Thursday, April 2, 2015
  • In honor of the Borderlands: Handsome Collection hitting shelves, allowing you to play Borderlands 2, the Pre-Sequel, and all associated DLC, we're analyzing Jack, the STAR of those games, to determine whether he's truly a monster or just a little misunderstood.Check out the Handsome Collection for PS4 and XBoxOne ►► to 2K for making this video possible. ESRB Rated MatureMusic:Thanks to Bignic for letting me use his song "Blade Runner!"Check it his work here ►► Art:Handsome Jack's Face courtesy of Princess Bloody Maryhttp://princessbloodymary.deviantart....Twitter: @MatPatGTFacebook: THEORY MERCH! Equip it HERE ►► Theories:Can Bullet Bill kill you? ►► is a Psychopath! ►►► of Zelda Theories:What's in Link's Potions? ►'s Moon ISN'T a Moon ► Link is the strongest? ► Theories:Are Humans Pokemon? YES! ►► Evolution EXPLAINED ► Jynx RACIST? ► THEORIES:FNAF2, The Killer REVEALED ►, The TRUE Story ► Theories:Call of Duty: Death from Space ► Man: Death by Robot ► The CIA Conspiracy ► Theories:Call of Duty: Death from Space ► Warcrimes of Call of Duty ► Sex is Team Fortress 2's Pyro ► out some more of our awesome video game content:Game Theory: Shock: and Sidequesting: business inquiries:
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  • Thomas French

     1 years ago

    Jack is the embodiment of the phrase, "the path to hell is paved with good intentions"

  • Stephen Denoms

     6 hours ago

  • Hayldien the psycho

     11 months ago

    Jack was always a hero to me.Before TPS I loved his character and he did have a point about the planet being plagued by psychos and deadly creatures, He was very charismatic and even though I've played every borderlands game to date over and over again I still find comic relief and joy out of his dialog and voice.His motives were pure in TPS,Though they became a little tainted over time they were still the same in the end, Bring peace, Even if it means killing scum like Lilith or Moxxi or my favou...

  • Zach Boland

     16 hours ago

    See, he would be much higher on my best characters list if he didn't try to kill krieg

  • Im dead Inside

     2 days ago

    Literally what would you do if you have been abused by your own grandma and lived in a place where "gouging someones eyes with a spoon in front of their own children" is common. Jack tried to save it. If you are gonna tell me that jack imprisoned his own daughter, i know its true but (i see it in someone's comment) he still loves his daughter the password for accessing he prison is "i love you" (and again i saw this in a comment so this point is still invalid if not confirmed) his i...

  • Lieth rabi

     2 months ago

    Who' else came here after watching borderlands 3 trailer ?

  • Epic Doodle

     4 hours ago

    2019 everybody!

  • Alfie White

     13 hours ago

    2K ruined it because of micro transactions and loot crates.

  • Cassie Barns

     10 months ago

    It IS the whole theme of the game really. Anthony Burch has mentioned a lot in interviews about how BL2 tackles the "ambiguity of good and evil"The game constantly puts it out there how the player and Jack are no different.There are a lot moments in the game where they poke fun at this, for example...*(Spoiler Alert)*During the story mission in Sawtooth Cauldron, Brick will say this line during a fight right after you've killed the bandit leader of the area: *"Why won't these guy...

  • Steven.

     23 days ago

    or maybe its gearbox or 2k's sense of humour, theyre joking about most games because in them when u kill the boss,theres still enemies in the area and they respawn back,

  • Blood hound

     1 months ago

    Cassie Barns I noticed Brick’s line about a month ago. Been playing for years and only recently thought about it.

  • Reece Giuffre

     1 years ago

    Jack was thrown into a blender and launched into space. That’s why he became a bad guy.

  • jason jean

     2 months ago

    enough to drive any man to insanity

  • Metaphysical Resonance

     3 years ago

    *Tales from the Borderlands spoiler*I think this theory is basically confirmed because in episode 4 of Tales from the Borderlands Rhys and Jack are talking and Jack asks you what you would do if you had the power he had and if you answer "make Pandora safe" then Jack responds with something like "that's what I tried to do".I mean, I don't know if Tales from the Borderlands is technically canon but it seems to confirm the main idea here.

  • Im dead Inside

     4 days ago

    TFTBD is canon cus rhys is in bd3 baby!

  • Jj Rr

     21 days ago

    If scooter is in borderlands 3 than it isn’t cannon

  • G0diear 16

     2 months ago

    The intro song says “this ain’t not place for no hero”

  • R3tr0_84 Gamer

     2 days ago

    @Arthur Whaley I know the lyrics

  • Der Phönix

     5 days ago

    @Adrian Novomio 'This ain't no place for no hero' is the correct line.But right after it is 'to call home'So this entire debate is completley senseless

  • Brian Stryker

     11 months ago

    Well this is kinda redundant since the entire point of Handsome jack in 2 and Pre-Sequel was that fact that his entire story is a gray area. Yes he a megalomaniac in charge of the company, but because said company fired him for nothing. Yes he wanted to kill all of pandora, but Pandora openly loved murder, thieving, chaos in general. It's classic who's telling the story. "When the Legend becomes fact, print the legend."

  • Flyingninjafish 7040

     1 months ago

    Brian Stryker - Also, Tassiter fired him because he was under the impression that Jack had allowed the station to be taken over by a hostile force that was planning on using their station to kill many many people, and that Jack’s plan involved a 10 year old boy helping them. Does that inspire confidence in your employee to you? No. I think that if Jack has explained his plan properly Tassiter might have even given his approval, but Jack screwed the pooch on that one. How did Pickle even listen in on th...

  • Flyingninjafish 7040

     1 months ago

    Brian Stryker - No his story in 2 was that of a clear villain with little in the way of redeeming features (morally I mean. He’s got a ton of good features from a video game character standpoint). Pre sequel was to show his rise to power and just how he got so murder happy.

  • Zachary Lowrance

     10 months ago

    I *LOVE* Handome Jack! Idc if he is the villain or a hero but her has absoLUTELY amazing character delight and the devs created a great character

  • blackmetalhoodie of iceclan

     10 days ago

    Second one

  • Eve Death4

     1 months ago

    @Flyingninjafish 7040 So no excusing anything, just pointing out why he's a gray character and not totally a villain.

  • Mekatazu 909

     10 days ago

    I don't think that's a theory because it fits in pretty perfect