Back at PAX East in April, Gearbox revealed that a fifth class would be joining the new vault hunters already revealed for Borderlands 2. Though not much was known at the time, we now know that the mechromancer will be named Gaige and that she is bonus downloadable content (DLC) for those who pre-ordered the game, and will be released on October 16.
Gaige’s special powers will be derived from summoning a personal guardian robot named Deathtrap, or DT. This past week, her personality has also begun to take shape.
Gearbox last week began releasing “Echocast” logs for the young vault hunter, exposing what her life was like before she left for Pandora. Unsurprisingly, it turns out she was a genius mechanic and scientist who created DT all by herself, though her speech patterns portray her as the same type of teenage girl who would make overly-excited YouTube video diaries. She also has a loving father, who tiredly puts up with her inventions and Echocasting.
The first two recordings, seen below, are innocent enough, though I suspect subsequent installments will become darkly comic, as all such things in Borderlands 2 tend to.