Though the game’s campaign is long and the sidequests are many, there are still unresolved plot threads left dangling from previous games. After beating Borderlands 3, here are some questions still left unanswered.
Warning: Spoilers for Borderlands 3, the Pre-Sequel and Tales from the Borderlands. Turn away now if you don’t want to be spoiled about the plot of any of these games.
Where was the Watcher?!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel introduced a lot of new characters, but none as mysterious as The Watcher, who is most likely a surviving Eridian, but we aren’t even really sure of that much. When the Watcher was introduced in The Pre-Sequel, the splash screen had an indecipherable description, followed simply by a question mark.
However, the Watcher was believed to play a big part in the newest game; at least, that’s what The Pre-Sequel set it up to look like. At the end of The Pre-Sequel, The Watcher saves the vault hunter Athena from death at the hands of Lilith and warns them of a coming war. This warning, and The Watcher itself, is then never really addressed in Borderlands 3.
The Watcher knew of the evil of Handsome Jack, and participated in guiding his downfall; they even handed us a cliffhanger ending, and then seemingly dropped off the face of all of the planets.
So what was the war they were talking about? Where did they go? Who are they? I, for one, would still like to know.