Everybody loves Claptrap, despite his small stature, the fast-talking robot assistant played a big part in shaping the Borderlands universe that we all know and love. With Borderlands 2 on the horizon, we wanted to know a little more about how the wise-cracking robot's role in the sequel.

Then THAT got us wondering, where did Claptrap even come from?

We asked some of the guys at Gearbox — CEO Randy Pitchford, CCO Brian Martel, producer Matt Charles, and writer Anthony Burch — to tell us a little bit more about what goes into designing a character like Claptrap, its humble beginnings, and find out a little more about his role in Borderlands 2

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