I had posted these as replies in another thread today, but, I have heard enough people complain about Felicity’s confusing behavior that I think this warrants its own discussion thread here on the new forums:
I like to think that her thought processes went from being one dimensional and war like and evolved to become more multi-faceted and complex, but also traumatized and unhinged due to the abuses the Bosun put her through.
Then she finally got to (very briefly) taste freedom before being cruelly thrust back into another prison / one dimensional existence of killing and war by Jack just as she was at the cusp of finally becoming independently free and happy.
So her mind…broke.
She went insane!
To be expected, considering the circumstances!
Sure, it’s a dark series of quests, but Borderlands is a dark series!
I mean, the Vault Hunters aren’t exactly nice people!
Sadly, if we had been given the option to defy Jack and save Felicity, the storyline for the game would have ended.
However, in my opinion, here is the real question; why couldn’t Felicity save herself?
Couldn’t she just have fled into the depths of the internet…er…I mean ECHOnet?
Wasn’t the Drakenburg networked up?
They must have had means of communicating with the rest of the moon / universe.
Unless they truly HAD lost all network capabilites and it was just the ship’s system and AI remaining, cut off from the outside world.
Then Felicity truly was a prisoner.
You take her data core out of the Drakenburg central computer and bring it somewhere else to be installed, right?
But then…how is she talking to you throughout the whole mission before she gets plugged into the robot body?
She must still be networked up to something if she is communicating with you on the same ECHO network that Jack is using to talk to you from Helios Station.
Unless she is being transported in the Borderlands equivalent of a laptop / portable computer that the Vault Hunters have wired their own communication software into…but then how does Jack hear what she is saying and respond to her messages?
If she is networked up, then she should be able to flee into obscurity on the Net at any time if she doesn’t like what she is about to be plugged into.
If she is just a data core being carried around, then she is a prisoner just being escorted and has to go whereever her data core is.
But then how does she communicate via the ECHO network?
Can anyone explain this?