So both have been out for some time but for those who have not player both I figured I would air on the side of caution.
In TPS Timothy, Jack’s body double is finally finished and then sent to assist jack on Helios. Tim meets Moxxi for the first time on Elpis. He remarks “are you sure we are not still dating?” She remarks back that she knows a body double from the real thing. So by the time Tim meets Moxxi Jack and Moxxi had broken up and Moxxi was now plotting to kill Jack fearing for her home planets safety.
Fast forward 10+ years to Borderlands 3.
Timothy is trapped in the Handsome Jackpot, Handsome Jack’s casino. Tim refers to a time he went on a date with Moxxi on Jack’s orders. He exclaimed this was the best night of his life and so on. Tim is caught between is desire to leave Jack behind and a woman he fell head over heels for. He had a few moments of conflict which lead to some solid character building.
This issue is they are built on events that can’t have transpired based on the prior timeline of TPS which is considered canonical.
Tim meets Moxxi post breakup with Jack. Moxxi makes an attempt on Jack’s life and she outwardly acknowledges her alliance with Lilith and Roland. Lilith then makes a second very poor attempt on Jack’s life scaring him and finishing his gradual transformation in to a psychopath. It is at this point Moxxi is a target of Jack and thus why she moves to Sanctuary to escape Hyperion.
I am very interested to see what the story guys like Randy Varnell would think of this. To be fair this is a deep dig. It is not something the majority of fans will notice so it doesn’t really do anything awful to ether games experience. Handsome Jackpot is still a fantastic DLC with a ton of great character and great performances.
Realistically the only way I can think or justifying it is considering Timothy’s inclusion in BLTPS non canon. Personally it is hard for me to do that with that being our history with the character and the reason for being nostalgic about his return in BL3. But being realistic is the only way you can consider both TPS and Handsom jackpot canon without a continuity break.