Playable Borderlands Pre-Sequel character: Athena the Gladiator
Athena The Gladiator.
Athena is one of the first Gladiators revealed in Borderlands, the Pre-Sequel. She is also one of the non-playable characters or NPC in DLC’s The Secret Armory of General Knoxx. She was a top-class Lance Assassin who played a pivotal role in taking down General Knoxx. She is also one of the top operatives of the Omega Squad and the Crimson Lance. She was a former ally of the Vault Hunters.
Athena is named after the Greek goddess of strategic warfare, strength, justice, and wisdom, among others. In the Pre-Sequels, she is also known as Athena, the Gladiator. She is the perfect choice for engaging in close range and medium-range combats on the battlefield.
What is Athena’s life story?
Very little is known about the background of this formidable female assassin. However, we do know that she has been trained to be an assassin by the Atlas Corporation since her childhood, along with many girls of the same age. They were recruited by the Crimson Lance after their training was completed.
During their invasion of Pandora, Athena attempted to find her sister, Jess, and leave the place entirely. However, she was tricked into killing her sister by the Crimson Lance. Plagued by guilt and anger, she became a danger to her fellow assassins, and she was imprisoned, but she later escaped.
In the Pre-Sequel, she roams Pandora looking for jobs as she runs low on money. She eventually teams up with the other Vault Hunters that eventually led to the rise of Handsome Jack’s power.
What does Athena look like?
Athena is a 28 year old female assassin. She has striking deep blue hair, which is styled in short layers. She has the face of a seasoned soldier and looks much older than her 28 years due to many years spent in the fighting.
What is Athena’s personality like?
Athena is considered a ninja of the Borderlands. However, since she erroneously killed her sister, she has been bitter and vengeful. It would seem like her sole aim is to kill everyone from the Atlas Corporation and Crimson Lance as they tricked her into killing her sister, whom she loved so deeply.
She is always ready to take on jobs that will pay her well. She is quite unlike the other characters in the entire game. In Tales from the Borderlands, Athena meets a junk dealer named Janey Springs, and they are involved in a romantic relationship.
What are Athena’s skills?
As a hardened soldier, Athena has a number of formidable skills. They include:
- Kinetic Aspis – This is her primary skill. Using this shield, she can absorb a tremendous amount of oncoming damage and use it to inflict devastating damage. The Aspis also explodes on impact with the enemy before returning to Athena. She wields the Aspis shield on her left arm.
The Apsis shield also ricochets between enemies when the Wrath of the Goddess mode is activated.
- Assassin’s Swords
- High-powered energy rifles
Athena, the Gladiator, has three skill trees, namely, Phalanx, Xiphos, and Ceraunic Storm, with various tiers.