So I’ve read a lot of opinions on character arcs of Ava, Lilith, Tannis, Rhys and such but I haven’t seen anyone touch on Moxxi.
And with the new DLC coming out - what better time than now! I’ll avoid spoiling anything about the DLC though.
But Moxxi wants this casino to fuel more of her monopoly business. Just like she took over Torgues little fight arena - not really out of the interest of those involved (as those people on the casino have been trapped there for a very long time no doubt) but out of interest of her pocket.
I’ve always found Moxxi interesting in that no one ever calls out how cruel she is. She has kinder moments - as we even see in the dlc I suppose - but in general she only cares about herself.
The Pre Sequel to me is a good example of this. It was heavily stated that she and Jack dated (not married. They said ex girlfriend and ex boyfriend numerous times but that’s a different gripe altogether). But her reason for leaving him was because he was dangerous? And yet you look at her past relationships - marrying Marcus who I’m sure has killed many under the excuse of ‘business’. And yes there’s the argument of ‘she saw he was going to do evil things’ but when they dated, he was just a low level Hyperion programmer. Not the maniacal corporation tyrant he eventually became. So he killed a couple of people who looked at her - that doesn’t so much scream ‘he’s a bad guy’ as it does that he’s protective. And let’s face it, I really don’t think Moxxi would ever be in a steady relationship as it would ruin her business.
So it’s always been my impression that when she found out Jack wanted to eliminate bandits and bring order on Pandora - make it more civilised - she didn’t want that to happen. That would be bad for her brand and business because she thrives off desperate and murderous bandits/vault hunters.
So we know there’s a war coming in the future. But I’m curious as to what side Moxxi will be on. Because really, if the war will involve everyone - if it’s as big as they say it is - what happens if the corporations decide ‘we need to unite to stop this great war’. What would she do if there’s the potential for peace in the future? There will have to be an ending to the series eventually after all.
Mad Moxxi thrives off the lawless and manipulated/buys mercenaries to do the dirty work for her to ensure she stays on top. Getting back the casino, killing Killavolt who was just doing what she has done countless times, creating a wedding massacre…
Not going to lie, it would be kind of cool to see Moxxi turn baddie - though I doubt they’ll ever do that - But out of all the characters in the franchise, she has as much capability to. Thriving off chaos, manipulating others to do her dirty work and is clearly intelligent enough to outwit others.
Also - quick reminder - please don’t get angry about these thoughts! This is just me wanting to get an idea of everyone else’s opinion of Moxxi and what her role is going to be in the mentioned war - if it ever comes!