I was thinking about the ending and I still can’t fully grasp why the writers didn’t choose another way around.
So Calypsos was raised by their father on a god forsaken planet ,because he thinks that the leech is a too powerful to be let loose in the galaxy. Tyreen realized that at some point and escapes the planet with her brother to Pandora, which bring us to the events in the game.
Troy and Tyreen establish their cult by promising the bandits a Family (e.g. meaning or somewhere to belong), which is not a bad thing in a bandit head i guess. Also they stream their murders to show bandits how powerful they are by taking Lilith’s powers and later rendering Maya into dust. What’s going on in bandits heads:
-"Man, those two are really something. Maya and Lilith was kicking our asses all the time ,but these two actually defeated them. They are our saviors. "
Then we get to Eden-6 where Troy kinda started to rise against Tyreen. But the power struggle never happened. And then we get back to Pandora and they are together again. We kill Troy and then Typhon contact us. We get to Nekrotafeyo and find out that he is their father.
Why is he staying on Nekro most of the game,while he knows what they’re capable of? If he wanted to stop them he should been out looking for them. Or at least contacting us sooner. I think the impact of revealing their relation could have been more powerful if we already had Typhon with us. While he’s hiding his secret in hope for one last chance to save his children from themselves. His death would be quite more devastating since we get to know him earlier. I guess his logs had to do this job.
In the end we fight Tyreen merged with the Destroyer and she dies with it.
The message of these characters is kinda unclear. They start as arrogant pricks, overpowers us in the midgame and by the end we’re expected to feel sorry for them,but at the same time we have to kill them.
The end is where Borderlands 3 should have taken the turn and differentiate from 2. We may have to kill the Destroyer again,but Tyreen should survive without her powers.
A far greater punishment is not killing her but leaving her powerless to her followers,along with her great remorse. She promised the bandits a family, but she annihilated her own. If the power struggle with Troy happened and she kills him , then killing Typhon, the whole realization of what she did will crush her more than any bullet. Conscience can be a devastating thing once awakened in the heart of a merciless person. She may even beg us to kill her.
That’s how i would shed a tear for a girl that killed everyone who ever loved her because of her dreams of power.
I assume that the writers might thought of this being too cruel, but in my opinion that’s where the message of Tyreen is.
It’s just my opinion,you know. I wont criticize anyone who likes the current ending, but i personally expected a slightly different spin this time.