Guess what!? I got voice sample of REAL Mordecai performed by Julio Cesar Cedillo for Borderlands 2!
Just CHEK THAT OUT - sounds F* GODLIKE!
My precious treasure!
Found in Borderlands 2 game files and converted into common format by an ally.
I wasn’t digging in BL2 voice files by myself because there’s too much eridium slag.
But remember i told often about rudiments of scripts and many things that show what this story supposed to be…
How i imagined this voice while looking at the subtitles that was yet meant for him.
And now i can hear it with my ears for real. It feels amazing.
Unlikely to be able to find the right words to describe how amazing it is, i decided to make an illustration of this moment.
9 SECONDS OF TRUTH
Otter eyes never lies.
I had to remove some flesh between skin and bones to emphasize the story points like unsuitability of conditions for human living on severe planet Pandora and the consequences of meeting face to face with the Old God…
Isn’t it wonderful that artist like me can perform such creepy anatomical digging to emphasize the story points and there’s no need to starve the actor for real ^ _ ^
Of course, for the times of True Stage 3 Mordecai should be healthened to his normal condition.
I guess I have already spoken that I really want to see full motion capture from Julio in AAA project with CGI.
You know, this nine-second speech has more value than the entire released game!
(I aware that some care more about quantity of Sirens and plastic guns, than about specific features of the story - they deserved Borderlands 3 which they got – Jajaja!)
First of all, Julio’s nine-second speech correctly reflects character evolution of Mordecai and his role in the story, supporting it with proper emotion. True Mordecai has no time for sadness and apathy. According to his personality revealed in BL1, logical change in the emotional state of the subject in the context of BL2 events should be manifestation of righteous anger and decisiveness.
Further - it creates the environment, makes it work.
Mordecai is not talking to those hastly crafted spineless morons from released BL2; the playable protagonist(s) with whom he speaks can be trusted with a serious matter.
And the Warrior - The Warrior didn’t worked until he named it: in released videogame it was not a big deal, just unmemorable easy trash npc that instantly dies for no reason … but after hearing how REAL Mordecai speaks about it, hell, so many thoughts - amazing global concept!
And True Brick who’ll give supplies must be not less badass than Justin Perry from The Terminator, and he’s nothing like release clown betrayer who hangs around with crappy Decoy in anime cosplay show.
Yes, this Mordecai’s voice record was intended for completely different game.
Perhaps, cold dubstep with anxious clank of metal strings is not really suitable as a soundtrack for action from this (non-Hyperion) point of view… it needs more warmth and passion.
The Moody Blues for mood example:
Looking at the situation from this angle, I want to note the similarity of the visual design of the Warrior of Pandora with the Guardians of planet Shear (known as the Monsters in game Evolve) except the last ones were made of flesh… drawing an analogy with Titans-created races of Azeroth, we can assume that the Monsters used to be like The Warrior until something, like “infection by The Curse of Flesh made by OG”, happened to them. However i prefer to percept them as just big awesome animals like Wild Gods, then i assume the Warrior could be created by their image and likeness… Whatever. Accurate knowledge has been washed off by the ages.
The legends are true. Hyperion corp was intended to take control over the ancient Eridian golem, but they made critical mistakes in the launch, trying to charge the Warrior with soulless artificial “Blue Hell” energy driven through negative biofield of sick cybernated psionic monster, ironically named Angel.
Besides, the golem was contaminated with eridium slag.
Mordecai’s idea about taming The Warrior became no longer relevant, the complex mechanism was irreparably WASTED and had to be disposed of by conventional methods – in lava (same as the “Vault key”).
But Mordecai still got the chance to practice a little later, when Eridian Watcher came and dispelled the boredom of Athena’s horror stories.
By that time, Hyperion mole Marcus Kincaid was exiled from Sanctuary and, consequently, was no aware about details of the following events.
And I have told these events in The Most Final Epilogue to Borderlands2 : Legend of the Elder Mountain, the Wild Beasts and Hobo Spirit (partly narrated in 2014-2016)
The thing is, Pandora is of great strategic importance to these naive aliens, but since the planet was “contaminated by hostile naughties”, Eridians couldn’t get the full access to their facilities. And since their Warrior was destroyed they needed a little help in “spring cleaning”. True Mordecai’s Soul Core perfectly fits to channel proper mental connection with wild animals of Pandora.
The Watcher noted that the horde of small meat creatures have coped with everything much more accurately and effectively than one stone giant would.
Hyperion Corporation suffered huge losses and they had to explain it somehow.
Here is an article comparing two different versions of BL2 ending
And it is actually pretty handy that so-called “Borderlands 3” was trash that absolutely ignores the lore and canon of previous games and, moreover, dilettantishly contradicts even itself within its own narrative: all this simply reveals Marcus Kincaid as completely Unreliable narrator and gives a green light to clean up Bоrderlands 2 story from all irrelevant garbage.
For example, Project “Jack” : i always told that this worthless nothingness is nothing. And now I doubt that behind this nothing could have stand even worthless nothingness. I don’t think there was some programmist John or any natural person. It could be absolutely fictional thing that existed only in Hyperion propaganda: media content in ECHOnet, agitational posters for Hyperion employees, billboards, poor dummies like Timmy, virus in Rhys’ cybernated brain, and other purely artificial things.
It’s not in Mordecai’s style to take vengeance on some particular person, he rather fought with faceless mass that have done more bad than any OG. A big commercial organization that worked on killing Bloodwing: biologists, engineers, miners, military, office plankton - a lot of people who might not have even realized what the hell they were doing. And because of this stinking bureaucracy it may not be even possible to find out who gave the orders.
…or here is quite illustrative example – Hyperion postcards with Vaulthunters:
Mordecai’s description says that he “DISLIKES: EATING” … w-wha?.. Who the heck wrote that, huh?
Can you imagine REAL Mordecai saying that he dislikes eating? Jajajajajajaja XD
(Please contact me if you find more of these amazing voice records – I can illustrate each!)