|“|| Jack: Oh, you can´t even BEGIN to understand my "intentions". You think I haven´t had to make sacrifices?|
Rhys: Too many people died.
|~ Handsome Jack to Rhys|
|“||Ohh, this just feels right. You know? Like it was meant to be. Vault Hunters kill me, I learn humility, you bring me back where I belong, wiser and stronger. It´s... just pretty sweet little character arc, isn´t it?||„|
|~ Handsome Jack to Rhys after regaining power.|
Handsome Jack AI is one of the two main antagonists of Tales From The Borderlands. He is exactly like the original Handsome Jack but he can only be seen by Rhys as a ghost like hologram.
When Rhys attempts to use Professor Nakayama's ID drive to track the money he lost, Rhys accidentally downloaded the Handsome Jack AI into his own brain. This gave life to the new Handsome Jack as he awoke inside the mind of Rhys, Rhys is the only person that is aware of the new Handsome Jack. The hologram clone was created by Professor Nakayama to continue the legacy of Handsome Jack and his plans to create a better world for Pandora. The hologram believes he is the original Jack and acts exactly like him because he has his memories, personality and dark sense of humor. In the final episode, AI Jack tries to kill everyone on Helios and turn them into fleshbots so he can download himself into all of them, but fails and Helios crashes into Pandora, thus destroying everything he had built. Afterwards, Jack soon has one final battle with Rhys after having a sad conversation with him about his dead daughter. Jack manages to download himself into Rhys' cybernetics again and starts to strangle him with his own robotic arm, but Rhys manages to rip his arm off, saving himself. Jack begins to start talking about how he should have killed Rhys sooner as Rhys starts ripping out more of his cybernetics with a shard of glass. Scared, Jack starts begging on his knees for his former fan to spare him, but Rhys rips out the echo eye as Jack lunges towards him, leaving Jack trapped inside the device. Rhys is then left to decide Jack's fate.
If Rhys decides to kill him, he crushes the eye with the palm of his hand, destroying it along with the A.I. of Handsome Jack which finally kills him once and for all.
If Rhys decides to keep him, he puts the eye in his pocket, leaving the A.I. of Handsome Jack trapped inside it forever, but also fulfilling his wish of immortality.
List of evil deeds
Episode one: Zer0 Sum
- Trash talked Rhys.
- Told Rhys he was going to kill everyone.
Episode Two: Atlas Mugged
- Attempted to slit Rhys throat out for annoying him when he criticises Handsome Jack's past actions. (Determined).
- Tried to make Rhys look crazy in front of his friends. (Determined).
- Told Rhys to taunt Hugo P. Vasquez.
- Took control of Rhys to kill the bandits, Hugo P. Vasquez, and August. (Determined).
Episode Three: Catch A Ride
- Taking control of Rhys' body and sexually harassing Sasha. (Determined).
Episode Four: Escape Plan Bravo
- Taking control of Rhys' cybernetic arm against his will and taking over Helios' system. (Determined).
- Threatening Rhys that he will take control of his body and make him kill Fiona. (Determined)
- Threatening Rhys that he will enjoy killing him. (Determined)
Episode Five:The Vault of the Traveler
- Attempting to kill Rhys and Fiona multiple times.
- This is the third game in a row where Handsome Jack was the main villain of a Borderlands game.
- He is the only villain in Tales from the Borderlands who can either be killed or spared, excluding Felix revealing he wasn't actually a villain.
- Handsome Jack AI was used in the trailers to promote Tales from the Borderlands.