Farsight37 and I spend a fair amount of time each conversation theorizing over borderlands lore and a recurring topic has been the notice of hank reiss the wereskag and corporal reiss in borderlands 2 whom you attempt to rescue. We have speculated that this is an incredibly slow play to have a wereskag playable character in bl3. The second theory which we discussed just yesterday is the thought of zero returning as a playable character in bl3. The reason being I suggested that maybe his suit would get destroyed and expose what he is underneath. Farsightedness pointed out that with 3 fingers he could be an eridian guardian. I have checked all the guardians hands and unfortunately they have the regular 5 digits however their ring finger and middle finger are abnormally close together close enough that they could fit in one of the fingers of zero’s gloves.
His voice is distorted and mechanical to the point that it could be a voice modulator built into the guardian zero or his suit so as to be able to communicate with his fellow vault hunters.
The other thing I noticed whilst doing some paparazzi research was that the cheru guardians had elbow blades the same as zero’s so what we seen in borderlands 2 May be a way of protecting them.
The first flaw we see with our theory is that their posture and the neck shape and length do not match zeros by a rather large margin. We are assuming that the guardians are made of a light flexible metal that could be collapsed into a human form. This is possible due to the quote from Athena in the Holodome which mentions that the eridian guardians are mechanical constructs and not flesh and blood when gaige inquires about their workings.
The second flaw which I brought up as I was typing this is zero mentions many times in audio logs and in quotes that he has a massive drive for challenge. We can’t think why this would be active in a guardian apart from a malfunction.
Farsight and I would be interested in any further comments speculations or desperate theories (upon reading this again autocorrect did not seem impressed with whatever I wrote before and I cannot remember the word I used so we’re sticking with desperate.) anyone reading this has.
(Also how do I add pictures? I know I’ve done it … ah never mind)