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* ShoutOut: Obviously a reference to the character Father O'Callahan from '''Salem's Lot'' by Stephen King, [[spoiler: both characters are monster hunters who end up infected by the monsters they hunt.]]

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* ShoutOut: Obviously a reference to the character Father O'Callahan from '''Salem's ''Salem's Lot'' by Stephen King, [[spoiler: both characters are monster hunters who end up infected by the monsters they hunt.]]
31st Aug '16 1:29:58 PM brianify
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* GeniusDitz: He's not very bright: Mordecai has trouble thinking more than one step ahead, and merrily falls into more than one trap set by Jack with serious consequences for the Resistance each time. On top of that, he's a borderline non-functioning alcoholic. However, he's also the best sniper on the planet, and when [[LetsGetDangerous riled]] is a serious threat.
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* StraightMan: In ''The Pre-sequel!'', while Brick and Mordecai mostly just make a few quips and remarks on Athena's story due to the fact that they weren't on Elpis during said events, Lilith generally tries to keep them focused and ask Athena relevant questions.

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* StraightMan: [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: In ''The Pre-sequel!'', while Brick and Mordecai mostly just make a few quips and remarks on Athena's story due to the fact that they weren't on Elpis during said events, Lilith generally tries to keep them focused and ask Athena relevant questions.



* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: In the Son of Crawmerax DLC, she can't help but think that [[spoiler:Mordecai's new bird]] is absolutely adorable, even as it's biting her hard enough to draw blood.

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* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: In the Son of Crawmerax DLC, she can't help but think that [[spoiler:Mordecai's new bird]] is absolutely adorable, even as it's biting her hard enough to draw blood.blood[[note]]but considering the usual levels of violence and injury inherent to living on [[DeathWorld Pandora]], that's not saying much[[/note]].
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* DisneyDeath: Towards the end of the second game, when [[spoiler:the Hyperion barge he stole for Mordecai explodes]].

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* DisneyDeath: Towards the end of the second game, when [[spoiler:the Hyperion barge he stole for Mordecai explodes]].explodes. Except not really]].



* DumbMuscle: Subverted. While he's barely literate and has "rhino-like" strength in the first game, he's shown to be surprisingly eloquent and having a good mind for combat tactics and guerrilla warfare when the sequel rolls around.

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* DumbMuscle: Subverted. While he's barely literate and has "rhino-like" strength in the first game, come ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}, he's shown to also be surprisingly eloquent and having have a good mind for combat tactics and guerrilla warfare when the sequel rolls around.warfare. Later on still, he's stated to have read a whole book trilogy, so claims on his so-called illiteracy are either a bum rap, or [[DumbassNoMore he made an effort to learn]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: After Athena's Pre-Sequel story ends, [[spoiler:Lilith proceeds ordering her troops to shoot Athena despite of her regrets in helping Jack, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Brick is against Lilith's command.]]]]
* EvilLaugh: A very good heroic example. Sometimes, on getting a critical hit kill or with Berserk active, Brick will let out a maniacal, sadistic laughter that reflects his BloodKnight personality. After blowing up the Bunker, he gives one ''terrifying'' laugh that makes you wonder if he's doing this to pay back Roland on the IOU, or if he's genuinely insane and enjoying the slaughter.
* FriendToAllChildren: As well as getting along well with Tina, Borderlands: Origins reveals his backstory that [[spoiler:as part of a bandit gang, he refused to participate in the kidnapping and ransoming of children of a town they attacked, to the point that he simply tosses his gun and lets himself get captured. After breaking out, he proceeds to punch his way through his gang and saves the kids, getting Priscilla (his puppy) in return]].
* GeniusBruiser: Something like this; he's certainly not the complete moron players of the first game took him for. [[spoiler:In fact, this is so pronounced in the second game that he verges on being an OnlySaneMan, despite his [[AxCrazy Ax Craziness]] and other assorted insanities, but does seem more put together as a person than either Mordecai (drunk, depressed, talks to bird) or Lilith (AxCrazy god-like being and completely intoxicated with her power).]]
** He's also read the setting's equivalent of Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, the "Swordchair Trilogy."

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: After Athena's Pre-Sequel story ends, [[spoiler:Lilith proceeds ordering her troops to shoot Athena despite of her regrets in helping Jack, Jack. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Brick is against Lilith's command.]]]]
command]]]].
* EvilLaugh: A very good heroic example. Sometimes, on getting a critical hit kill or with Berserk active, Brick will let out a maniacal, sadistic laughter that reflects his BloodKnight personality. After blowing up the Bunker, he gives one ''terrifying'' laugh that makes you wonder if he's doing this to pay back Roland on the IOU, or if he's genuinely insane and enjoying the slaughter.
slaughter.
* FriendToAllChildren: As well as getting along well with Tina, Borderlands: Origins ''Borderlands: Origins'' reveals his backstory that [[spoiler:as part of a bandit gang, he refused to participate in the kidnapping and ransoming of children of a town they attacked, to the point that he simply tosses his gun and lets himself get captured. After breaking out, he proceeds to punch his way through his gang and saves the kids, getting Priscilla (his puppy) in return]].
* GeniusBruiser: Something like this; he's certainly not the complete moron players of the first game took him for. [[spoiler:In fact, this is so pronounced in the second game that he verges on being an the OnlySaneMan, despite his [[AxCrazy Ax Craziness]] BloodKnight tendency and other assorted insanities, but does seem more put together as a person than either Mordecai (drunk, depressed, talks to a bird) or Lilith (AxCrazy god-like being and completely intoxicated with her power).]]
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power)]]. He's also read the setting's equivalent of Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the "Swordchair Trilogy."



** He can specialize in hand-to-hand combat. Keep in mind the planet is populated with gun-toting road-warrior-type bandits and assorted monsters. Good thing Brick hits like a train. In the sequel, he's never even seen holding a gun and solely attacks with his fists as an AI-controlled ally. This is pretty much the only thing he wants to do while he plays ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' in ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep''.

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** He can specialize in hand-to-hand combat. Keep in mind the planet is populated with gun-toting road-warrior-type bandits and assorted monsters. Good thing Brick hits like a train. In the sequel, he's never even seen holding a gun and solely attacks with his fists (and tossing Sledge's hammer at unreachable enemies) as an AI-controlled ally. This is pretty much the only thing he wants to do while he plays ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' in ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep''.



* HeroesLoveDogs: The one thing that Brick loves above all else, more than punching, explosions, and brutal violence? Puppies! In contrast, his personal nemesis Nisha despises puppies and small animals, due to her own puppy nearly killing her when she was a kid and her own sadism.

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* HeroesLoveDogs: The one thing that Brick loves above all else, more than punching, explosions, and brutal violence? Puppies! In contrast, his personal nemesis Nisha despises puppies and small animals, due to her own puppy nearly killing her when she was a kid kid, and her own sadism.sadism. It's no surprise that Brick takes vicious pleasure in screwing her over.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Tiny Tina over their loves of explosions and killing Bandits according to some dialogue and the credits of ''Borderlands 2''. Tina even considers him her big brother. Or little brother. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Or something.]] Either way, she definitely considers him something close to a brother.
* ItsPersonal: He holds a special loathing for Nisha in the second game for killing his dog, and Jack for [[spoiler: murdering Roland, attacking New Haven, kidnapping Lilith and funding the Sawteeth.]] He's the one behind most of the missions in Lynchwood. Oddly enough, although Nisha tells you about killing Brick's dog and how he blew up her jail (which gives her an excuse to hang everybody else) during the arc and she put a bounty on his head, she doesn't seem to be too irritated that you and Brick have declared war on the whole bandit-infested town.
** He also really, really, really hates Mortar and the Sawteeth, as they constantly handed potential Vault Hunters over to Hyperion for money, they killed thousands of Slabs [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and they shot him in the chest when he tried to join.]]
* LaughingMad: When he uses his Action Skill.
* LegacyCharacter: Its implied he's becoming something like this to the bandit lords from the first game. Took took up Sledge's sledge (and possibly shotgun), its implied he lost a toe to Fiona's derringer, and of course becomes a (more benevolent) bandit lord himself by the second game.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Tiny Tina over their loves of explosions and killing Bandits according to some dialogue and the credits of ''Borderlands 2''. Tina even considers him her big brother. Or little brother. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Or something.]] something]]. Either way, she definitely considers him something close to a brother.
* ItsPersonal: ItsPersonal:
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He holds a special loathing for Nisha in the second game for killing his dog, and Jack for [[spoiler: murdering [[spoiler:murdering Roland, attacking New Haven, kidnapping Lilith and funding the Sawteeth.]] Sawteeth]]. He's the one behind most of the missions in Lynchwood. Oddly enough, although Nisha tells you about killing Brick's dog and how he blew up her jail (which gives her an excuse to hang everybody else) during the arc and she put a bounty on his head, she doesn't seem to be too irritated that you and Brick have declared war on the whole bandit-infested town.
** He also really, really, really hates Mortar and the Sawteeth, as they constantly handed potential Vault Hunters over to Hyperion for money, they killed thousands of Slabs [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and they shot him in the chest when he tried to join.]]
join]].
* LaughingMad: When he uses his Action Skill.
Skill. See EvilLaugh above.
* LegacyCharacter: Its implied he's becoming something like this to the bandit lords from the first game. Took took up Sledge's sledge (and possibly shotgun), its sledgehammer, it's implied he lost a toe to Fiona's derringer, and of course he becomes a (more benevolent) bandit lord himself by the second game.



* NiceGuy: Ironically, despite being a huge BloodKnight and one of the least moral Vault Hunters, he's one of the softest character you could count on after the first Borderlands in the series, arguably toe-to-toe with [[TheWonka Torgue]] himself.

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* NiceGuy: NiceGuy:
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Ironically, despite being a huge BloodKnight and one of the least moral Vault Hunters, he's one of the softest character you could count on after the first Borderlands in the series, game, arguably toe-to-toe with [[TheWonka Mister Torgue]] himself.



* NobleTopEnforcer: Becomes this for Lilith following Roland's death. Lilith is addicted to eridium and lashing out at anyone who she percieves to be even remotely related to Roland's death, and Mordecai a sullen drunk willing to resort to simply shooting people, Brick ''tries'' to take people alive, and objects to executing prisoners. [[TheBerserker Hurt his friends though...]] [[note]]To be fair, Mordecai is also against executing Athena, but had no problems trying to simply put a bullet in her skull in the heat of battle[[/note]].
* NotSoDifferent: He and Nisha both enjoy killing their own bandits for fun and StuffBlowingUp.

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* NobleTopEnforcer: Becomes this for Lilith following Roland's death. Lilith is addicted to eridium and lashing lashes out at anyone who she percieves to be even remotely related to Roland's death, and Mordecai is a sullen drunk willing to resort to simply shooting people, Brick people. Brick? He ''tries'' to take people alive, and objects to executing prisoners. [[TheBerserker Hurt his friends though...]] friends, though]]... [[note]]To be fair, Mordecai is also against executing Athena, but had no problems trying to simply put a bullet in her skull in the heat of battle[[/note]].
* NotSoDifferent: He and Nisha both enjoy killing their own bandits for fun and StuffBlowingUp. The one difference is that Brick has standards.



* OnlySaneMan: Surprisingly enough, turns out to be this for the first Vault Hunters after [[spoiler: Roland is killed by Jack]], Mordecai is DrowningHisSorrows, and sullen whenever relatively sober, lashing out at random, while Lilith is addicted to Eridium, and clearly unstable. Brick, while by no means functional in normal society, is a downright ReasonableAuthorityFigure for a world like Pandora, and knows when to be a Berserker, and when to calm down and ''think''.

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* OnlySaneMan: Surprisingly enough, turns out to be this for the first Vault Hunters after [[spoiler: Roland is killed by Jack]], Jack]]. Mordecai is DrowningHisSorrows, DrowningHisSorrows and feels sullen even whenever relatively sober, lashing out at random, while Lilith is addicted to Eridium, Eridium and clearly unstable. Brick, while by no means functional in normal society, is a downright ReasonableAuthorityFigure for a world like Pandora, and knows when to be a Berserker, Berserker and when to calm down and ''think''.



* PreciousPuppy: His dog, Priscilla. It died and now he wears its paw as a necklace. Although he still loves puppies as well as bloody murder. He later got another puppy by the name of Dusty, who was killed by Nisha (who, in turn, had a phobia of puppies thanks to a horribly traumatic experience as a child, combined with her own sadistic nature.)
* PsychopathicManchild: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] -- the only evidence of this is in his large, child-like handwriting.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Brick's fighting style, when compared to Krieg, Zer0, and Athena, who do more damage per hit. He punches at three times the normal melee attack rate, and has a chance to daze people with his fists. This lets him dash around, downing less bandits in seconds and locking down badasses to take them down while they can't fight back.

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* PreciousPuppy: His dog, Priscilla. It died and now he wears its paw as a necklace. Although he still loves puppies as well as bloody murder. He later got another puppy by the name of Dusty, who was killed by Nisha (who, in turn, had a phobia of puppies thanks to a horribly traumatic experience as a child, combined with her own sadistic nature.)
nature).
* PsychopathicManchild: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] -- the only evidence of this is in his large, child-like handwriting.
handwriting. Otherwise, he acts very mature, arguably even more so than his friends Lilith and Mordecai.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Brick's fighting style, when compared to Krieg, Zer0, and Athena, who do more damage per hit. He punches at three times the normal melee attack rate, and has a chance to daze people with his fists. This lets him dash around, downing less lesser bandits in seconds and locking down badasses to take them down while they can't fight back.



* RealMenWearPink: In Tiny Tina's DLC, Brick shows an uncharacteristic appreciation for female characters... and ponies. Also, as shown in the +5 to Punching film, [[spoiler:he escaped Hyperion custody by imagining himself to be Maya.]]

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* RealMenWearPink: In Tiny Tina's DLC, Brick shows an uncharacteristic appreciation for female characters... and ponies. Also, as shown in the +5 to Punching film, [[spoiler:he escaped Hyperion custody by imagining himself to be Maya.]] Maya]].



* ScreamingWarrior: Whenever he uses his Action Skill, to either annoying or hilarious effect. It's surprisingly well-done, too: his voice actor must have nursed quite a few calluses after recording Brick's yelling. Mordecai actually lampshades this in the second game when the two of them are helping you.

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* ScreamingWarrior: Whenever he uses his Action Skill, to either annoying or hilarious effect. It's surprisingly well-done, too: his voice actor must have nursed quite a few calluses on his vocal cords after recording Brick's yelling. Mordecai actually lampshades this in the second game when the two of them are helping you.



* SociopathicHero: By far the most brutal of the characters. In the second game, he even becomes a bandit chieftain. And he's pretty damn nasty to his gang, too.
* SoProudOfYou: In Borderlands 2, if you jump off the Buzzard's Nest, he says that to you in his own way.

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* SociopathicHero: By far the most brutal of the characters. In the second game, he even becomes a bandit chieftain. And chieftain, and he's pretty damn nasty to his gang, too.
too, though they're excessively trigger-happy idiots that can't even tell ally from foe unless Brick points them out right before action.
* SoProudOfYou: In Borderlands 2, ''Borderlands 2'', if you jump off the Buzzard's Nest, he says that to you in his own way.



* SuddenlyVoiced: Brick could already speak, but it was pretty much monosyllabic, almost HulkSpeak chatter. In ''2'', he talks normally. Not a genius, but not mindlessly dumb either.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He believes that his Slabs are all incredibly dumb, can't fight properly and the Vault Hunter is the only Slab who's actually competent. He's not wrong considering they're still trying to kill the Vault Hunter ''every time'' they show up.

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* SuddenlyVoiced: Brick could already speak, but it was pretty much often monosyllabic, almost HulkSpeak chatter. In ''2'', he talks normally. Not a genius, but not mindlessly dumb either.
normally.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He believes that his Slabs are all incredibly dumb, dumb and can't fight properly properly, and the Vault Hunter is the only Slab who's actually competent. He's not wrong wrong, considering they're still trying to kill the Vault Hunter ''every time'' they show up.



* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Brick's default solution to any problem is to punch it. Even when he's playing ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''. This leads to some problems when he's the one attempting diplomacy with the Dwarves, since he kills their leader and makes all the dwarves hostile to them.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:He has no issues fighting Athena aside from the fact that they were former allies and has no problem knocking Fiona out with a single punch]].
** [[spoiler: To be fair, both women '''were''' trying to kill him at the time. He's [[[WouldntHitAGirl more restrained]] normally.]]

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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Brick's default solution to any problem is to punch it. Even when he's playing ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''. This leads to some problems when he's the one attempting diplomacy with the Dwarves, since [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he kills their leader and makes all the dwarves hostile to them.
them]].
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:He has no issues fighting Athena aside from the fact that they were former allies and has no problem knocking Fiona out with a single punch]].
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punch]]. [[spoiler: To be fair, both women '''were''' trying to kill him at the time. He's [[[WouldntHitAGirl more restrained]] restrained normally.]]
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* SelfProclaimedGirlfriend: One of the first things she asks the ''Borderlands 2'' Vault Hunters is to help her rescue her boyfriend. Said boyfriend (well, ex-boyfriend, as she later clarifies) happens to be the very MarriedToTheJob ChasteHero Roland.

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* SelfProclaimedGirlfriend: SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: One of the first things she asks the ''Borderlands 2'' Vault Hunters is to help her rescue her boyfriend. Said boyfriend (well, ex-boyfriend, as she later clarifies) happens to be the very MarriedToTheJob ChasteHero Roland.
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* SelfProclaimedGirlfriend: One of the first things she asks the ''Borderlands 2'' Vault Hunters is to help her rescue her boyfriend. Said boyfriend (well, ex-boyfriend, as she later clarifies) happens to be the very MarriedToTheJob ChasteHero Roland.
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* NobleTopEnforcer: Becomes this for Lilith following Roland's death. Lilith is addicted to eridium and lashing out at anyone who she percieves to be even remotely related to Roland's death, and Mordecai a sullen drunk willing to resort to simply shooting people, Brick ''tries'' to take people alive, and objects to executing prisoners. [[TheBerserker Hurt his friends though...]] [[note]]To be fair, Mordecai is also against executing Athena, but had no problems trying to simply put a bullet in her skull in the heat of battle[[/note]].



* RapidFireFisticuffs: Brick's fighting style, when compared to Krieg, Zer0, and Athena, who do more damage per hit. He punches at three times the normal melee attack rate, and has a chance to daze people with his fists. This lets him dash around, downing less bandits in seconds and locking down badasses to take them down while they can't fight back.



* SurroundedByIdiots: He believes that his Slabs are all incredibly dumb, can't fight properly and the Vault Hunter is the only Slab who's actually competent.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: He believes that his Slabs are all incredibly dumb, can't fight properly and the Vault Hunter is the only Slab who's actually competent. He's not wrong considering they're still trying to kill the Vault Hunter ''every time'' they show up.
22nd Jul '16 12:36:41 PM Meenoru
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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Spouts a generic Bruiser line, but effective nonetheless: ''"Come on little one, time to die!"''
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* DyingDeclarationOfHate: One of this death quotes is him stating how much he hated Pandora anyway.
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