Could Zero be the doppelganger from TPS?
I know, sounds weird. But hear me out.
In TPS when we get the R&D area of Helios there’s stalkers and Jack makes reference to wanting to turn their camouflage ability into an asset for hyperion assassins. Long story short a working prototype is finished.
Skip forward all the way to the end of the game where jack goes crazy. We see the doppelganger want to abandon Jack. Abandon the monster he helped create.
So the doppelganger goes and steals a prototype of the cloaking device so he can hide from Hyperion when he escapes from Helios. Someone catches him in the act and to prevent it from leaking out he kills the person who saw him. Little did he know that he just murdered a high ranking member of the Hyperion political empire and it.
He rushes to a escape pod and heads for Pandora. After landing he knew that they would be looking for him eventually so he quickly began looking for a new outfit. One that can easily hide is body. After finding what eventually becomes Zero’s iconic outfit, he takes it to a Tinkerer. And asks if there was anyway to get the two items to merge.
The Doppelganger does a test on it to see if it works and sure enough it does. He also asks if the Tinkerer knows how he could find a voice modulator. The Tinkerer said something along the lines of “I’ve got one right here.” Hands him what will be Zero’s voice and tells him where he can find a surgeon to implant it for him.
After adopting the personality of Zero he hears about the new vault and doesn’t want Jack to get to it first. So he hops on the train, meets the other vault hunters, and you know the rest from here.
So what do you guys think? Do you think the Doppelganger could be Zero?