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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer: The Rise of Handsome Jack

Handsome Jack, everybody’s favorite jerk, is back in this teaser trailer for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. We’re still weeping for Butt Stallion.

Although we never really see his face (well, technically we do), Handsome Jack is ever-present in this trailer as he voices over the images on screen. He narrates a version of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem Ozymandias, filling in certain words to describe himself and replacing Ozymandias with his own name.

Here’s the original poem, for your own comparison:

Shelley’s Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

Nothing else really happens in the trailer, but we’re treated to lots of images of the moon as Hyperion’s resident megalomaniac falls in love with his own voice over and over again. Watch the trailer above and be sure to catch Handsome Jack and the rest of the crew that predated the Vault Hunters in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel when it’s released in Fall 2014 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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