I’ve had a moment of sudden clarity. It’s a long shot, given Gearbox’s humour, but I was thinking about it and it suddenly hit me.
What if…the “Claptrap…as a mistake” intro is actually referring to Claptrap in a heroic light?
What if it meant a mistake on Jack’s part? Without bringing Claptrap on the ride, he would have never seen the growing insanity of Jack. He would have never have seen the destruction of his race (if you could call it that) first hand, which, let’s face it, would piss anyone off.
Without Claptrap, you may have not made it off of Liar’s Berg alive. Without Claptrap, you would have never have got into Thousand Cuts. Without Claptrap, you would never have got into Hero’s Pass.
Could this possibly be the case?
Just my useless opinion for the day.