Handsome Jack is the often funny, sarcastic and damn evil tyrant of Pandora who serves as the main antagonist of Borderlands 2 (2012). He returns in Borderlands The Pre-Sequel (2014), and kinda is one of the protagonists, but his role changes during the game quickly. In Tales from the Borderlands (2014) you will meet Handsome Jack again, at least whats left from him. 

This guy lured the vault hunters to the planet just to kill them there. If you know Borderlands 2, you will most likely either really hate or love him, he can be damn entertaining sometimes but is a really cruel person.


Handsome Jack from the Borderlands Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Handsome Jack   Developed /Created by Gearbox Software
Gameseries:  Borderlands   First seen on: PS3 & PC & XB360
First Game: Borderlands 2   Year first seen in: 2012 
Last Game: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2014)
Role(s) and Characteristics: Antagonist   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Handsome Jack

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2014)

Handsome Jack Borderlands 2 Intro Handsome Jack

Borderlands 2 (2012)


Handsome Jack Borderlands 2 Concept Art

Concept Art of Handsome Jack for Borderlands 2

Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2 drawn for the Game-Art-HQ Video Game Character Database

Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2 was and still is one of the best video game villains of the last decade, and so we were glad that he was one of the first rather serious characters that got a dedicated illustration by one of our members.

Yggdrassal is one of the most active artists in our Pokemon Art Collaborations now since 2016 but with his Handsome Jack and Claptrap illustrations for our DB he proved that he is a big Borderlands fan like myself as well. Seriously, these works look like they are official art and style-wise very different from Mike’s Pokemon submissions. 




Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Handsome Jack


Handsome Jack Portrait

by Lintufriikki

Handsome Jack Portrait

Realistic Handsome Jack

by Sheridan Johns




Updates and Additions in Handsome Jack’s Gallery & Character Overview

16.01.2018 – Layout changes and updates + Yggdrassals take on Handsome Jack for the VG Character DB