Athena and Janey in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!


Image credit: Athena. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Athena and Janey Springs are reoccurring characters in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Tales from the Borderlands. Athena is first encountered as a playable character in The Pre-Sequel, and Janey flirts with her on more than one occasion during various campaigns. During True Vault Hunter Mode in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, Tiny Tina asks whether or not Athena ever hung out with Janey implying that they must have hooked up and demanding a high-five. After a moment of embarrassed silence, Athena gives Tina a high-five confirming her speculation. In Tales from the Borderlands, Athena and Janey are explicitly in a relationship and live together. One dialogue option leads to the two women confirming that they are going to get married soon.


Image credit: Janey Springs. (n.d.). Retrieved from

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Borderlands (2009): Mad Moxxi, Mr. Shank and Chaz, Brick, Patricia Tannis

Borderlands 2 (2012): Audio files at the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, Sir Hammerlock, Axton, Tiny Tina, Mr. Torgue, Maya, Motor Momma, Zer0

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (2014): Athena and Janey, Rose Yin, Professor Nakayama

See QRM’s entry for this game.


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