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JNK Loaders are patchwork loaders fabricated from old loader parts and junk debris. As a result of their haphazard construction, their appearance varies wildly from one JNK Loader to the next.


These old, rusted-out loaders represent earlier generations of Hyperion's post-Claptrap efforts at developing somewhat humanoid robots. These models are too old to be supported at all and irreparable by surveyors. As a result, the surviving JNK Loaders patched each other up and patrol an area as abandoned as they are.



JNK Loaders are generally budget versions of regular loaders and therefore trudge slowly around wielding small arms for combat. Their critical hit locations are their optic sensors and their shoulder and hip joints. Many lack a lower left arm, and are therefore precluded from using grenades, but the associated shoulder joint remains a vulnerable target. JNK Loaders are also susceptible to corrosive damage.

Offsetting their obvious drawbacks is the surprise value they can have in ambush situations. A seemingly harmless pile of junk can unfold to become a hostile JNK Loader when approached.