Who is Ambra ? – Battleborn

Battleborn - Ambra
Battleborn - Ambra

Inside  the E3 2015 Gameplay Demo i found some new details about the game but also some hidden Battleborn characters that  aren’t talked about. Once again 2K Games & Gearbox tease us with the cyborg hawkman called Benedict and show of a new hero called ISIC. They don’t tell anything about them and leave us wondering, but if you looked closely to the gameplay footage you can spot two other battleborn of which one  new hero.

Hidden Battleborn in the E3 Gameplay

So we see Benedict fly in the foreground. Looking in the background we see Caldarius flying up and what seems to be his ultimate ability the Aerial Assault. Getting ready to dive into the enemy with a slam. On the ground we see Mellka once again, she is firing a blaster pistol. And then there is the new female Battleborn, i reached out and gotten her name. She is called Ambra with the name and the footage i went into speculation mode and started digging on the web.

Ambra’s Mythology

Ambra

Ambra

So Ambra is a fossil resin that is ooze of an ancient tree. Yes the same stuff that they used in Jurassic Park to get the Dino DNA. But this name could be a reference so i started digging into Greek mythology and found something about Lampetia (shining) and Phaëtusa (radiance). They were the daughters of the sun god Helios (Sun) and because Battleborn is all about the last star, a sun, this is a nice reference. But there is more. The brother of  Phaëtusa is the demigod Phaëton, his desire was to ride the solar carriage  like his father, Helios, did everyday.  One day he took his chance but  the horses noticed someone else holding the reins and went wild causing the  carriage  to get too close to earth. This resulted in the creation of the deserts, but before the earth caught fire supreme god Zeus throws a lightning bolt to  Phaëton causing him to fall out of the carriage and to his dead. Do to this loss the two half-sisters Lampetia and Phaëtusa were heartbroken their tears turned into Ambra and they become Poplars.

Hathor

Hathor

But looking at the character design of Ambra i’m getting a more Egyptian  vibe. So i went over some of the Mythology and found something about Hathor, she was the ultimate goddess, a paragon of beauty, joy, power and motherhood. But she is also the protector during birth and regeneration of suns. She was presented with two horns, although the image is kinda small  i can image being some horns on the Battleborn character. Between the horns Hathor had an image of a sun, referring to Solus again.

Ambra’s Abilities

I get a bit Pharaoh vibe and looking at Hathor we see some obvious elements. They both hold an scepter and she looks to have something on her head, two horns or is it a creepy mask like silent hill ? Maybe she will suprise me and do a charge attack diving into the enemy with those horns.  The Scepter isn’t there for good looks it has to have a function so it’s probably a  melee character. The energy beams could be an long range ability like rath does. Looking at her shadow it seems like she is floating so maybe she plays a bit like an mixture of Rath & Caldarius having a mixture of short and long range attacks. The red color could indicate that she is part of the Jennerit Empire. As her ultimate ability i could imagine a solar flare, creating a large orb of light damaging her opponents. As she seems to float maybe she can get some more air and throw that orb down like Goku does with his spirit bomb in  Dragon Ball Z. One of the things that happens when you look into the sun is that it blinds you, but Caldarius already has a ability called flashbang that blinds your opponents for a brief moment. Should Ambra’s blinding effect last a bit longer?

So what are your thoughts on Ambra ?
If i get more intel on Ambra i’ll make sure to update her profile page, until then stay tuned !

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