Why is a much bigger deal of this not made in the game?
Was Atlas keeping it a closely guarded secret?
Knoxx mentions Steele a few times, makes no reference to it.
Lilith never mentions it (to be fair, how would she know?).
Is it possible that the designers just liked the look of her tattoos / way of zipping around the Battlefield and transferred that to Maya in 2?
Well, Lilith has tattoos also, obviously.
Also, Steele never gets the wings.
And people mention Steele doing like a short Phasewalk type thing, but I don’t remember noticing that in my recent two whole characters to max level playthroughs (ok, Brick is only 59, but still…).
I just remember her zipping around like the Assassin ladies.
I don’t think the Siren “mythology” really became a thing until the second game.
If Steele WAS a Siren, Atlas sure wasted her!
BIG EDIT: There’s no way Hyperion / Jack would NOT have known about Steele. Jack would have wanted her corpse! At the very least, he should mention her in that one ECHO in Blands 2 when he’s listing what he knows about Sirens!