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[[folder:Claptrap]]

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[[folder:'''The Mystery Vault Hunter (Spoiler Warning)''']]

See: ''Characters/BorderlandsThePreSequel''
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* [[Characters/BorderlandsVaultHunters The Vault Hunters]]



* [[Characters/Borderlands2VaultHunters Borderlands 2 Vault Hunters]]
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!!Vault Hunters
[[folder:Vault Hunters in general]]

Small teams of adventurers hunting the alien Vaults that populate Pandora. Known for being extremely dangerous and rare, to the point that most people react with surprise when they meet one.

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!!Vault Hunters
[[folder:Vault Hunters
!!Supporting [=NPC=]s
[[folder:Claptrap]]

See: ''Characters/BorderlandsThePreSequel''

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[[folder:Dr. Zed]]
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!Dr. Zed Blanco
!!''Do No Harm''
->Voiced by Ric Spiegel

A "doctor" who lived
in general]]

Small teams of adventurers hunting
Fyrestone in the alien Vaults first game, Zed is a helpful healer who supplies most of the planet with medicine through his vending machines, despite the fact that populate Pandora. Known for being extremely dangerous and rare, his license to the point that most people react with surprise when they meet one.practice was revoked.



* AntiHero: All of them except Maya, and possibly Roland. In the case of Wilhelm and Nisha, they are outright {{Villain Protagonist}}s.
* BadassCrew: Practically the definition of it: a small team of four to six people who effectively destroy entire armies of bandits, mercenaries, and robots, to the point where by the end of both of their respective games, they are ''expected'' to take on entire bases of well-armed enemies by themselves.
* BloodKnight: Every single one of them enjoy going to battle to an extent. The only ones who may not relish it is Roland and Jack's Doppleganger.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the second game, everyone on Pandora calls the Vault Hunters either "Vault Hunter" or some sort of nickname:
** Roland calls them "Soldier".
** Lilith calls them "Killer".
** Brick calls them "Slab".
** Claptrap calls them "Minion".
** Moxxi calls them "Sugar".
** Tiny Tina calls them "Shawty".
** Sir Hammerlock actually spends one sidequest of his DLC trying out nicknames for the Vault Hunters.
** Handsome Jack calls them "Bandit." Then again, he calls everyone not working for him that. [[spoiler:Later on, he calls them "child-killers" after Angel's death]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: None of the Vault Hunters wears symmetrical clothes and none looks worse because of it.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Lilith and Roland for the first set of Vault Hunters. Krieg and Maya for the second, thanks to the "A Meat Bicycle Built for Two" short film -- at least, for Krieg toward Maya. In a non-romantic example, Roland and Brick with Tiny Tina. There's also Deathtrap (though he's a robot) to Gaige.
* MemeticBadass: They're seen this way in-universe. To be a Vault Hunter means that you are a badass. If one could use an analogy, a Vault Hunter is to Borderlands what a Jedi is to Star Wars.
* OneManArmy: Each and every Vault Hunter are able to fight off hordes of men, women, monsters, and robots. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Professor Nakayama in the the second game's ''Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt'' [=DLC=]:
-->'''Nakayama:''' You may be a walking apocalypse...
* OnlyOneName: They all usually go by their first names or a nickname, with Nisha Kadam, Timothy Lawrence (That said, as Jack's body double, he's legally forbidden from saying he's not Jack) and Aurelia Hammerlock being the only exceptions. Some of them (such as Brick) probably don't even have last names in the first place.
* PhraseCatcher: "Come on back" after a mission.
* PungeonMaster: The ''Pre-Sequel'' Vault Hunters always have a set of ice puns for when they freeze their enemies with cryo.
* RagTagBunchOfMisfits:
** The first group consists of a reasonably sane ex-soldier, a totally berserk lunatic, an alcoholic sharpshooter and his bird (which he talks to), and a pyromaniacal power-obsessed mystical Siren.
** The second group consists of ''another'' ex-soldier (this one with an overdeveloped ego), ''another'' berserk lunatic about a third as tall as anyone else (who wields guns), an excessively (even gratuitously) mysterious assassin of completely unknown origins, a reasonably sane Siren looking for more about her heritage, a young robotics prodigy on the run from the law, and a psychotic escaped experiment who talks in completely gibberish.
** The group in between them consists of a mercenary obsessed with cybernetic augmentation, a sadomasochistic cowgirl with a cruel streak a mile wide, a former assassin trained as a child-soldier, a small annoying robot equipped with malware, an unlucky intern-turned-body double and an EgomaniacHunter who happens to be a figurative and literal IceQueen.
* RedOniBlueOni: Between the first and second group of Vault Hunters ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except Gaige]]).
** Roland is a solid Blue, being TheHero for the first game, and BigGood in the second. Axton, by comparison, is a Red, what with being a MilitaryMaverick that [[UnfriendlyFire blew up some terrorists along ''with'' the VIP he was supposed to be protecting]], basically due to RuleOfCool [[spoiler:as opposed to a RoaringRampageOfRevenge like Roland]]. Athena actually bounces back and forth; ''outside'' of combat she's calm and controlled, recounting her tale without any real emotion to Lilith, while ''in'' battle she becomes loud, aggressive, and depending on her skill trees she insults her foes or flies into berserk laughter.
** Maya is Blue, being TheHeart and TeamMom compared to her more... [[HeroicComedicSociopath "reckless" allies]], while Lilith is solid Red, being much more reckless and hot-headed. Their [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair]] [[FieryRedhead colors]] even match!
** With Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Lilith is now an [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]] with some good old-fashioned repressed nerd anger compared to Maya's kinder [[GentlemanAndAScholar lady scholar]].
** It's often hard to tell where the equally aggressive Brick, Salvador, and Krieg falls into which category, but Brick's occasional lapses into being the OnlySaneMan makes him Blue by default, whereas Salvador's endless aggression and Krieg being, well, [[AxCrazy Krieg]], point to them being Red. Wilhelm's deadpan professionalism makes him more Blue, especially as his cybernetic enhancements make him more and more inhuman.
** Zer0 is a solid Blue, having no tone of voice outside his CreepyMonotone (even the times he's SophisticatedAsHell), while Mordecai's laid back, easygoing attitude makes him Red. Nisha is more of a Red, being a sadistic gunslinger while Aurelia is more of a Blue, being a stuffy, arrogant aristocrat.
** Gaige fills both roles in a metaphysical context. She's voiced by two actresses. Creator/LuciChristian recorded 2/3rd of her lines, specifically covering all the interactions from her Best Friends Forever and Little Big Trouble skill trees, where Gaige is a solid Blue by remaining fairly calm and levelheaded. Creator/CheramiLeigh was later brought in to record her Anarchy tree as well as her official ECHO logs on Youtube, and lines that she says as part of the DLC storylines. With Anarchy, all bets are off. Gaige goes full-on crazy with power, right clear into Red territory.
* TheTeam: All three groups.
** TheLeader: Roland for the first group, with [[spoiler:Brick and Lilith taking over when he dies]]. For the second team, [[WordOfGod Anthony Burch]] says it's Maya. For the third group, Jack himself is the leader, and ostensibly represented by his Doppleganger.
** TheLancer: Shared with Lilith and Mordecai in the first group, with Axton serving as it for the second. Athena fits this role for the ''Pre-Sequel'' Vault Hunters.
** TheBigGuy: Brick, Salvador, Krieg, Wilhelm.
** TheMedic: Both Maya and Roland share this role in their own ways. Almost all of the Pre-Sequel crew have team-healing capabilities.
** TheEngineer: Roland for the first team, Gaige and Axton together for the second, and Wilhelm for the Pre-Sequel.
** TheSmartGuy: Gaige
*** And Zer0, to a lesser extent
** TheSneakyGuy: Zer0
** TeamPet: Claptrap, across all three games, although for the first two he's more of a supporting character.
* TrueCompanions: The first group has become one by the second game, despite their own vast differences. And when [[spoiler:Roland dies]], the reaction from Brick just shows how strong their friendship became. In the ending of ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'' (which shows all of the Vault Hunters gathered around [[spoiler:Roland and Bloodwing's memorial]]), Marcus has this to say about them.
-->''"And they'd remember that no matter how bad things got, they were never truly alone so long as they had each other."''[[note]] ''"[[MomentKiller And then Claptrap said something stupid and ruined everything.]]"''[[/note]]
** TeethClenchedTeamwork: In contrast, the Pre-Sequel crew don't really like each other all that much (particularly in the case of Claptrap, who everyone hates) but are nonetheless capable of working together effectively.

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* AntiHero: All of them except Maya, and possibly Roland. In AnAxeToGrind: He uses a psycho axe a few times.
* BackAlleyDoctor: Zed lost his license long ago. It's not clear if he lost it due to insanity (especially considering Doc Mercy
the case of Wilhelm and Nisha, they are outright {{Villain Protagonist}}s.
* BadassCrew: Practically the definition of it:
lunatic laser-wielding bandit still has a small team of four to six people who effectively destroy entire armies of bandits, mercenaries, and robots, to the point where by the end of both of their respective games, they are ''expected'' to take on entire bases of well-armed enemies by themselves.
* BloodKnight: Every single one of them enjoy going to battle to an extent. The only ones who may not relish it is Roland and Jack's Doppleganger.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the second game, everyone on Pandora calls the Vault Hunters either "Vault Hunter"
license) or some sort of nickname:
** Roland calls them "Soldier".
** Lilith calls them "Killer".
** Brick calls them "Slab".
** Claptrap calls them "Minion".
** Moxxi calls them "Sugar".
** Tiny Tina calls them "Shawty".
** Sir Hammerlock actually spends one sidequest of his DLC trying out nicknames for the Vault Hunters.
** Handsome Jack calls them "Bandit." Then again,
other reason, but he calls everyone not working for him that. [[spoiler:Later on, he calls them "child-killers" after Angel's death]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: None of the Vault Hunters wears symmetrical clothes and none looks worse because of it.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Lilith and Roland for the first set of Vault Hunters. Krieg and Maya for the second, thanks
still has an honest, if screwed-up, desire to the "A Meat Bicycle Built for Two" short film -- at least, for Krieg toward Maya. In a non-romantic example, Roland and Brick with Tiny Tina. There's also Deathtrap (though he's a robot) to Gaige.
* MemeticBadass: They're seen this way in-universe. To be a Vault Hunter means that you are a badass. If one could use an analogy, a Vault Hunter is to Borderlands what a Jedi is to Star Wars.
* OneManArmy: Each and every Vault Hunter are able to fight off hordes of men, women, monsters, and robots. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Professor Nakayama in the the second game's ''Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt'' [=DLC=]:
-->'''Nakayama:''' You may be a walking apocalypse...
* OnlyOneName: They all usually go by their first names or a nickname, with Nisha Kadam, Timothy Lawrence (That said, as Jack's body double, he's legally forbidden from saying he's not Jack) and Aurelia Hammerlock being the only exceptions. Some of them (such as Brick) probably don't even have last names in the first place.
* PhraseCatcher: "Come on back" after a mission.
* PungeonMaster: The ''Pre-Sequel'' Vault Hunters always have a set of ice puns for when they freeze their enemies with cryo.
* RagTagBunchOfMisfits:
** The first group consists of a reasonably sane ex-soldier, a totally berserk lunatic, an alcoholic sharpshooter and his bird (which he talks to), and a pyromaniacal power-obsessed mystical Siren.
heal people.
** The second group consists * MadScientist: Shows hints of ''another'' ex-soldier (this one with an overdeveloped ego), ''another'' berserk lunatic about a third as tall as anyone else (who wields guns), an excessively (even gratuitously) mysterious assassin of completely unknown origins, a reasonably sane Siren looking for more about her heritage, a young robotics prodigy on the run from the law, and a psychotic escaped experiment who talks this in completely gibberish.
** The group in between them consists of a mercenary obsessed with cybernetic augmentation, a sadomasochistic cowgirl with a cruel streak a mile wide, a former assassin trained as a child-soldier, a small annoying robot equipped with malware, an unlucky intern-turned-body double and an EgomaniacHunter who happens to be a figurative and literal IceQueen.
* RedOniBlueOni: Between the first and second group of Vault Hunters ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except Gaige]]).
** Roland is a solid Blue, being TheHero for the first game, and BigGood in the second. Axton, by comparison, is a Red, what with being a MilitaryMaverick that [[UnfriendlyFire blew up some terrorists along ''with'' the VIP he was supposed to be protecting]], basically due to RuleOfCool [[spoiler:as opposed to a RoaringRampageOfRevenge like Roland]]. Athena actually bounces back and forth; ''outside'' of combat she's calm and controlled, recounting her tale without any real emotion to Lilith, while ''in'' battle she becomes loud, aggressive, and depending on her skill trees she insults her foes or flies into berserk laughter.
** Maya is Blue, being TheHeart and TeamMom compared to her more... [[HeroicComedicSociopath "reckless" allies]], while Lilith is solid Red, being much more reckless and hot-headed. Their [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair]] [[FieryRedhead colors]] even match!
** With Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Lilith is now an [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]] with some good old-fashioned repressed nerd anger compared to Maya's kinder [[GentlemanAndAScholar lady scholar]].
** It's often hard to tell where the equally aggressive Brick, Salvador, and Krieg falls into which category, but Brick's occasional lapses into being the OnlySaneMan makes him Blue by default, whereas Salvador's endless aggression and Krieg being, well, [[AxCrazy Krieg]], point to them being Red. Wilhelm's deadpan professionalism makes him more Blue, especially as his cybernetic enhancements make him more and more inhuman.
** Zer0 is a solid Blue, having no tone of voice outside his CreepyMonotone (even the times he's SophisticatedAsHell), while Mordecai's laid back, easygoing attitude makes him Red. Nisha is more of a Red, being a sadistic gunslinger while Aurelia is more of a Blue, being a stuffy, arrogant aristocrat.
** Gaige fills both roles in a metaphysical context. She's voiced by two actresses. Creator/LuciChristian recorded 2/3rd of her lines, specifically covering all the interactions from her Best Friends Forever and Little Big Trouble skill trees, where Gaige is a solid Blue by remaining fairly calm and levelheaded. Creator/CheramiLeigh was later brought in to record her Anarchy tree as well as her official ECHO logs on Youtube, and lines that she says as part of the DLC storylines. With Anarchy, all bets are off. Gaige goes full-on crazy with power, right clear into Red territory.
* TheTeam: All three groups.
** TheLeader: Roland for the first group, with [[spoiler:Brick and Lilith taking over when he dies]]. For
the second team, [[WordOfGod Anthony Burch]] says it's Maya. For the third group, Jack himself is the leader, game. He actually creates skag/rakk hybrids ("skrakk") and ostensibly represented by his Doppleganger.
** TheLancer: Shared
a psycho/spiderant hybrid ("Spycho") at one point, for no reason he's willing to divulge.
* MeatGrinderSurgery: He even has a quest where you assist him
with Lilith this in the second game. You make the first incision with your melee attack, which kills the patient instantly. Of course, the "patient" in question was a Hyperion agent threatening everyone nearby with death and Mordecai evidentially had to be restrained, so he's not that upset.
* NeverMyFault: Denies all responsibility for his experiments getting out of control on the technicality that you're the one who went through with helping him
in the first group, with Axton serving as it for the second. Athena fits place.
-->'''Zed:''' You know, when you really think about it,
this role for all ''your'' fault.
* NiceGuy[=/=] OnlySaneMan: To an extent -- slightly less so in
the ''Pre-Sequel'' Vault Hunters.
** TheBigGuy: Brick, Salvador, Krieg, Wilhelm.
** TheMedic: Both Maya and Roland share this role in their own ways. Almost all
sequel, if his shades of MadScientist are anything to go by. He's still more or less the most morally upstanding member of the Pre-Sequel crew have team-healing capabilities.
** TheEngineer: Roland for the first team, Gaige and Axton together for the second, and Wilhelm for the Pre-Sequel.
** TheSmartGuy: Gaige
*** And Zer0, to a lesser extent
** TheSneakyGuy: Zer0
** TeamPet: Claptrap, across all three games, although for the first two he's more of a
supporting character.
cast, not counting Helena Pierce [[spoiler: who's no longer alive by the time the sequel takes place]].
* TrueCompanions: The first group has become RunningGag: His lack of a medical license becomes one by in the second game, despite their own vast differences. And game.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: He overhandedly denies having any involvement
when [[spoiler:Roland dies]], the reaction from Brick just shows how strong their friendship became. In the ending you return with a bunch of ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'' (which shows skag and rakk organs for his experiments.
-->'''Zed:''' (acting disgusted) EWWWW! What are you handing me
all of the Vault Hunters gathered around [[spoiler:Roland and Bloodwing's memorial]]), Marcus has these organs for? Here, please take this to say about them.
-->''"And they'd remember that no matter how bad things got, they were never truly alone so long
pile of money as they had each other."''[[note]] ''"[[MomentKiller And then Claptrap said something stupid and ruined everything.]]"''[[/note]]
** TeethClenchedTeamwork: In contrast, the Pre-Sequel crew don't really like each other all that much (particularly in the case
a sign of Claptrap, who everyone hates) but are nonetheless capable of working together effectively.my disgust!



[[folder:Mordecai]]
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!Mordecai
!!''As "The Hunter"'' (And His BFF Bloodwing)
->Voiced by Julio Cardillo ''(1)'' and Creator/JasonLiebrecht ''(2)''

A sniper with an exotic alien bird for a pet, Mordecai is known for being friendly and helpful, even if he does prefer Bloodwing's companionship over other humans. In the sequel, he is the advance scout for the Crimson Raiders.

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[[folder:Moxxi]]
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!Mordecai
!!''As "The Hunter"'' (And His BFF Bloodwing)
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!Mad Moxxi
!!''Looks CAN kill''
->Voiced by Julio Cardillo ''(1)'' Creator/BrinaPalencia

The buxom
and Creator/JasonLiebrecht ''(2)''

A sniper with an exotic alien bird for a pet, Mordecai is known for being friendly
drop-dead gorgeous mother of Scooter and helpful, even if he does prefer Bloodwing's companionship over other humans. In Ellie, who was introduced in the sequel, he is DLC of her name in the advance scout for first game. By the Crimson Raiders.second, her Colosseum has been destroyed, so she tends her bar in Sanctuary.



* TheAlcoholic: By the time of ''Borderlands 2'', he seems to have become one (if he wasn't one before). However, by the time of the Son of Crawmerax DLC, he's given up drinking (at least for the moment) so that [[spoiler:he can raise his new bird Talon properly.]]
** DrowningMySorrows: Sends you to fetch him more booze after [[spoiler:Bloodwing dies]]. It's revealed that [[spoiler:[[CuttingOffTheBranches he had won Moxxi's underdome challenges]], only to get into a relationship with her that went really sour, causing another instance of the trope.]]
** The ''Fall of Fyrestone'' comic, which retells the events of the first game, depicts him as having a bit of a drinking problem even back then.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: One of his skills lets him completely bypass shields and directly damage health. In the sequel, one of his quest rewards is a sniper rifle that does this as well.
* TheBeastmaster: Mordecai, barring its cooldown, has a skill which allows him to sic his bird, Bloodwing, on his enemies.
* BadassBeard: he possesses a long goatee.
* BadassLongcoat: His original model used this, and the influence can still be seen in the vest combo he sports.
* ColdSniper: Extremely cold and ruthless during his appearance in [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'']].
* CoolMask: Wears a leather mask in the first game. In the second game, he instead has a headwrap of some sort.
* BigNo: Whenever Mordecai dies. ''"NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! I '''NEVER''' DIE!!!"''
** In ''Borderlands 2'' [[spoiler:when Jack kills Bloodwing.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his idle lines smack of this.
--> [[BreakingTheFourthWall How much longer are you gonna admire that dirt?]]
* DisneyDeath: Towards the end of the second game, when [[spoiler:his stolen Hyperion barge crashes]].
* EvilLaugh: Mordecai employs this trope quite often when he scores a kill.
* FlippingTheBird: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment during the first game's intro, in response to Marcus' Truxican wrestler/dominatrix comment.
* FriendlySniper: His victory dialogue against elite mooks ("Nothin' like a challengin' kill!"; "Yeah, not bad! Not bad."; "Heh; another trophy for my wall.") seem to imply that he regards his enemies as sport, as challenges that he is excited to meet. As opposed to, y'know, people. Which is probably what ''you'' think of them.
* 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.
* GlassCannon[=/=]DifficultButAwesome: Not quite to the same extent as Zer0, but his skills are generally focused a lot more on dealing heavy damage to single targets rather than on avoiding damage or enhancing his own survivability. He's probably the most difficult character to play as solo, given that he's the only one whose action skill can't be used for crowd control (unless you max out one particular skill tree) and also doesn't help him avoid or soak enemy attacks, and he's very much dependent on harming enemies to regain health.
* GratuitousSpanish: At least in ''Borderlands 2'', where he'll yell "Gotcha, Pendejo" as he shoots people while helping the player, amongst other things.
* TheGunslinger: Every playable character can use guns and has skill trees relating to them, but Mordecai actually gets a skill tree that's called this, specifically with pistols.
* HandWave: In ''Borderlands 2'' Lilith relays a story that acts as an explanation for the bug-like behaviour of his action skill, where Bloodwing doesn't attack anyone when Mordecai is behind cover
-->'''Lilith:''' Remember that time Mordecai got shot in the shoulder and he just hid behind cover and threw Bloodwing out to face those bandits on his own? And Bloodwing just flew around and around in circles, not attacking anybody, and Mordecai was screaming at him: 'What are you doing you coward? Get to killin!' blah blah blah, and finally Mordecai stood up out of cover...
-->'''Roland''': And Bloodwing went down screaming down into the fray and killed all those bandits in a half-second. Yeah, he wanted Mordecai to see him do it, wanted to make him proud.
* HurtingHero: When we first see him in ''2'', he's let himself go and [[DrowningMySorrows is an alcoholic]], probably from loneliness and weariness from being hunted by Hyperion constantly. Breaking up with Moxxi didn't do him any favours either. [[spoiler:Bloodwing's death]] sends him into full-blown depression.
* KnifeNut: Keeps two knives on him at all times, one hidden on his back.
* LargeHam: "'''''NOOOOOO! I NEVER DIE!!!'''''"
* MissionControl: In ''2'', after [[spoiler:Roland's death and Lilith's capture.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: He's [[NoodlePeople built like]] [[ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac Nny]] and he can use some pretty big guns. Those revolvers and sniper rifles must weigh a lot. And, at the end of ''Borderlands 2'', he's seen helping to support Brick, of all people.
* TheNicknamer: In the second game, he often refers to Lilith as "Lil". In the case of the player, he generally addresses them as "amigo".
* NoodlePeople: Mordecai is a lot thinner than the other player characters (including Lilith). Knoxx even comments on it in one of his tweetergrams.
-->'''Knoxx:''' Troops will deploy today if all goes to plan. Just met a man named Mord-ee-kai. Dude, eat something.
** A summary on Mordecai from Borderlands 2's official Facebook group even says he dislikes eating.
* PreMortemOneLiner: "Vault Hunter. ''Get down''."
* RealMenWearPink: Rather than [[Series/GameOfThrones that show everyone else watches]], Mordy's favorite show is that one [[Series/DowntonAbbey about those two duchesses that are trying to get married n' stuff.]]
-->'''Brick''': Oh my god, this show sounds ''stupid''.\\
'''Mordecai''': ''[[NoYou You're]]'' [[NoYou stupid]]!
* RevolversAreJustBetter: His infamously overpowered Gunslinger tree lets him turn into a one-handed death machine, and, if you still have a good Masher or an Unforgiven Masher, you can become a gunslinging Terminator with a bird. As it turns out, he uses an upgraded Unforgiven that looks like Maggie, the same revolver's SpiritualSuccessor, but with dark red colouring and a Maliwan sight.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After Bloodwing dies, Jack sends a wave of robots to keep the player from leaving. Mordecai responds with a (presumed) sniper rifle that, to put it mildly, shoots explosions instead of bullets.]] Later, [[spoiler:he sends the new Vault Hunters on a mission to set loose some of the captive animals in the Exploitation Preserve so they can slaughter the workers.]]
* SarcasmMode: Some of Mordecai's lines when standing still. '''HE LOVES IT!'''
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:The ending credits reveal that Bloodwing laid an egg for Mordecai and it hatched into a baby Bloodwing. By the time of the Son of Crawmerax DLC, the bird has grown and is named Talon.]]
* SirSwearsALot: Not in the games, but Liebrecht portrays him this way at cons.
* TheMusketeer: Specializes in sniper rifles and pistols, but also deadly with his sword.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:After Bloodwing is killed.]] See RoaringRampageOfRevenge above.
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:Bloodwing dies this way]].
* YourTomcatIsPregnant: Probably the reason Bloodwing is a "she" in two. According to the [[WordOfGod head writer]], Bloodwing is of a species that changes gender halfway through his/her life, much like what happened to the dinosaurs in ''Film/JurassicPark''. This also explains why, in two, Lilith and Brick refer to Bloodwing as male when reminiscing about a much earlier incident.

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* TheAlcoholic: By AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Seriously, would you be able to tell she has two grown-up children by looking at her?!
* AccentRelapse[=/=]OohMeAccentsSlipping: In ''2'', if you place money in her Tip Jar, she'll occasionally start talking about her old clan. Partway through, she starts slipping into
the time same redneck accent her children use, before berating herself for it.
** The Pre-Sequel shows that she drops her accent when she's alone tinkering and is very sensitive about being caught off-character, threatening the Vault Hunters with getting Scooter to bury them in a shallow grave.
* AliceAllusion: Her outfit (specifically her hat) and personality remind one
of ''Borderlands 2'', he seems the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.
* AnythingThatMoves:
** Flirts with the player character regardless of gender (or possibly ''species'', in Zer0's case).
** Which makes it funnier when the one thing she rejects is Claptrap, which she made very clear that whatever love she has for him, it's platonic.
* BerserkButton: ''No-one'' threatens her in her own bar.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: Jack]] found this out the hard way in the Pre-Sequel.
* BiTheWay: Flirts with the player regardless of gender, and beside her three former husbands, she has mentioned that she had several female lovers.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: While her actions on Pandora are already questionable at best while tainted white in Borderlands 2, yet [[MaleGaze nobody seemed
to have care anyway]], it gets darker when she [[spoiler:tries to kill Jack and his hired Vault Hunters by blowing the Eye of Helios while the space station in question is filled with innocent civilians and repenting Dahl soldiers all out of fear that Jack may become one (if he wasn't one before). However, by the time of the Son of Crawmerax DLC, he's given up drinking (at least for the moment) so that [[spoiler:he can raise his new bird Talon properly.a threat to them.]]
** DrowningMySorrows: Sends you to fetch him more booze after [[spoiler:Bloodwing dies]]. It's revealed that [[spoiler:[[CuttingOffTheBranches he had won Moxxi's underdome challenges]], only to get into a relationship with her that went really sour, causing another instance * CosplayOtakuGirl: Meta example: Moxxi is one of the trope.]]
** The ''Fall of Fyrestone'' comic, which retells
most popular characters to cosplay as, to the events point that she was one of the first game, depicts him as having a bit of a drinking problem even back then.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: One of his skills lets him completely bypass shields and directly damage health. In
Pre-Sequel characters aside from the sequel, main characters that had a cosplay guide released.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Invoked. After saying "No one eats my girlfriends but me" in reference to an ex-girlfriend cannibal who literally ate
one of his quest rewards is a sniper rifle that does her female lovers, this causes her to quickly apologize and throw up in her mouth. Doubles as well.
* TheBeastmaster: Mordecai, barring its cooldown, has
NotSoStoic after she reveals her puns are a skill which allows him to sic his bird, Bloodwing, on his enemies.
* BadassBeard: he possesses a long goatee.
defense mechanism.
* BadassLongcoat: His original model DoubleEntendre:
** She definitely likes to use them on occasion.
---> '''Moxxi:''' You should be able to see the prison now. It
used this, and the influence can still to be seen an island in the vest combo he sports.
* ColdSniper: Extremely cold
ancient sea. Now it's Mr. Shank's own personal male stabbing machine -- ThatsWhatSheSaid!
** Her tip jar has a sign above it that reads "Insert your tip",
and ruthless during his appearance she reprogrammed a Hyperion loader to speak in [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'']].
* CoolMask: Wears a leather mask in the first game.
little ''but'' sexual innuendos. And named it [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Innuendobot 5000]].
**
In the second game, he instead has a headwrap of some sort.
* BigNo: Whenever
sequel, she gets so angry at Mordecai dies. ''"NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! I '''NEVER''' DIE!!!"''
** In ''Borderlands 2'' [[spoiler:when Jack kills Bloodwing.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his idle lines smack of this.
--> [[BreakingTheFourthWall How much longer are you gonna admire
that dirt?]]
* DisneyDeath: Towards the end of the second game, when [[spoiler:his stolen Hyperion barge crashes]].
* EvilLaugh: Mordecai employs this trope quite often when he scores a kill.
* FlippingTheBird: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment during the first game's intro, in response to Marcus' Truxican wrestler/dominatrix comment.
* FriendlySniper: His victory dialogue against elite mooks ("Nothin' like a challengin' kill!"; "Yeah, not bad! Not bad."; "Heh; another trophy for my wall.") seem to imply that he regards his enemies as sport, as challenges that he is excited to meet. As opposed to, y'know, people. Which is probably what ''you'' think of them.
* 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.
* GlassCannon[=/=]DifficultButAwesome: Not quite to the same extent as Zer0, but his skills are generally focused a lot more on dealing heavy damage to single targets rather than on avoiding damage or enhancing his own survivability. He's probably the most difficult character to play as solo, given that he's the only one whose action skill
she can't be used think of any sexual innuendos.
** In the ''Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage'' DLC, she claims the innuendo thing is a coping mechanism
for crowd control (unless you max out one particular skill tree) and also the horrors of Pandora. And considering what a CrapsackWorld the planet is, well...
** In ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' she basically drops a pile of innuendo at Zer0, who [[NotDistractedByTheSexy
doesn't help him avoid or soak enemy attacks, give a damn about it]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Almost every woman in Sanctuary will ask you if Moxxi said anything about them. And if you bought the DLC content, ''even [[PirateGirl Captain Scarlett]]''. Fan fiction, ho!
* FanserviceWithASmile: As if her default outfit wasn't revealing enough, Moxxi wears a typical medieval bar wench outfit + tight corset in Tiny Tina's ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' campaign. Being in a fantasy setting, she reflects upon this awareness
and he's very much dependent on harming enemies comments that she's surprised that Tina didn't make her outfit even more revealing than it is. Totally not what she was expecting.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Formerly a member of the Hodunk clan along with Scooter and Ellie before eventually leaving them. Despite being contemptuous of them in the main game, she attempts
to regain health.settle their feud with the Zafords peacefully through marriage of two of their Goliaths in the ''Wedding Day Massacre'' DLC, with understandably disastrous results.
* GagBoobs: Sports the biggest pair out of all the female characters in the entire series. Handsome Jack even refers to her as "Ol' Balloon Tits".
* {{Gainaxing}}: Especially evident in her intro cutscenes for ''Secret Armory'' and ''Campaign of Carnage''.
* GemEncrusted: According to Episode 4 of Claptrap's web series, Moxxi drinks "diamond flavored water". Don't ask us how that works.

* GratuitousSpanish: At least GenkiGirl: Whatever else you say about her, she is ''extremely'' enthusiastic about what she does in the Underdome.
* GladiatorSubquest: She runs the various arena tournaments of Pandora. In the second game, she's the one behind the Circles of Slaughter and hopes to take Torgue's tournament as her own.
* GoldDigger: She spared her last ex, because he was good with money (and his hands). She later dated Handsome Jack, until he got too overprotective and she broke up with him. He then proceeded to destroy the Underdome.
* GoodGuyBar:
** Owns one in every game in the series. In
''Borderlands 2'', where he'll yell "Gotcha, Pendejo" she was forced to move to Sanctuary, but business is not booming and she literally has a tip jar.
** She opens another one in the Badass Crater of Badassitude.
** She runs "Moxxi's Tavern" in Tina's campaign. Being aware that she's being used
as he shoots people an NPC in her game, she comments that she's surprised that the uniform Tina put her in is ''not'' even more revealing than she expected.
** She also runs a bar on Elpis. She mostly stays away from it because Janey Springs uses it as an excuse to "accidentally" run into her.
* HiddenDepths: She's got a few. She admits in ''2'' that her constant innuendos are a defense mechanism,
while helping in the player, amongst other things.
* TheGunslinger: Every playable character can use guns
Pre-Sequel it turns out that she's actually a mechanic nearly as good as her children (and with an equally thick accent), but she finds this embarrassing. Near the end of the game, she [[spoiler:helps Lilith and has skill trees relating Roland try to them, but kill Jack]], which would have instantly smoothed over her problems with Mordecai actually gets a skill tree that's called this, specifically with pistols.
* HandWave: In ''Borderlands 2'' Lilith relays a story that acts as an explanation for the bug-like behaviour of his action skill, where Bloodwing doesn't attack anyone when Mordecai is behind cover
if she had ever told him.
-->'''Lilith:''' Remember that time Moxxi's got layers, like an onion made of boobs.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: One of the reasons she dumped
Mordecai got shot in the shoulder and he just hid behind cover and threw Bloodwing out to face those bandits on his own? And Bloodwing just flew around and around in circles, not attacking anybody, and Mordecai was screaming at him: 'What are you doing you coward? Get to killin!' blah blah blah, and finally Mordecai stood up out of cover...
-->'''Roland''': And Bloodwing went down screaming down into the fray and killed all those bandits in a half-second. Yeah, he wanted Mordecai to see him do it, wanted to make him proud.
* HurtingHero: When we first see him in ''2'', he's let himself go and [[DrowningMySorrows is an alcoholic]], probably from loneliness and weariness from being hunted by Hyperion constantly. Breaking up
for [[spoiler:Jack]]. Her relationships with Moxxi didn't do him any favours either. [[spoiler:Bloodwing's death]] sends him into full-blown depression.
* KnifeNut: Keeps two knives on him at all times, one hidden on
Mr. Shank and Motor Momma could also qualify. Though it turns out that [[spoiler: she dumped Jack because she could tell he was a psychopath underneath his back.
* LargeHam: "'''''NOOOOOO! I NEVER DIE!!!'''''"
* MissionControl: In ''2'', after [[spoiler:Roland's death
nice-guy exterior, and Lilith's capture.]]
was proven right]].
* MusclesAreMeaningless: He's [[NoodlePeople built like]] [[ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac Nny]] and he can use some pretty big guns. Those revolvers and sniper rifles must weigh ICallItVera: Has a lot. And, at personal revolver by the end name of ''Borderlands 2'', he's seen helping to support Brick, of all people.
* TheNicknamer:
Rubi. In the second game, he often refers to Lilith she offers it as "Lil". In the case of the player, he generally addresses them as "amigo".
* NoodlePeople: Mordecai is
a lot thinner than the other player characters (including Lilith). Knoxx even comments on it in one of his tweetergrams.
-->'''Knoxx:''' Troops will deploy today
reward if all goes to plan. Just met a man named Mord-ee-kai. Dude, eat something.
** A summary on Mordecai from Borderlands 2's official Facebook group even says he dislikes eating.
* PreMortemOneLiner: "Vault Hunter. ''Get down''."
* RealMenWearPink: Rather than [[Series/GameOfThrones that show everyone else watches]], Mordy's favorite show is that one [[Series/DowntonAbbey about those two duchesses that are trying to get married n' stuff.]]
-->'''Brick''': Oh my god, this show sounds ''stupid''.\\
'''Mordecai''': ''[[NoYou You're]]'' [[NoYou stupid]]!
* RevolversAreJustBetter: His infamously overpowered Gunslinger tree lets him turn into a one-handed death machine, and, if you still have a good Masher or an Unforgiven Masher, you can become a gunslinging Terminator with a bird. As it turns out, he uses an upgraded Unforgiven that looks like Maggie, the same revolver's SpiritualSuccessor, but with dark red colouring and a Maliwan sight.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After Bloodwing dies, Jack sends a wave of robots to keep
the player from leaving. Mordecai responds collects Rakk Ale for her rather than Mordecai.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Tiny Tina, although theirs is of the VitriolicBestBuds variety.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Invoked upon herself. When she asks you to go clean up some graffiti, she says that ''most'' of it isn't true.
* MamaBear: See ScrewThisImOuttaHere below.
** When talking about Motor Mama, she gets uncharacteristically pissed off when telling you that she (Motor) eats her own kids.
** In the ''Wedding Day Massacre'' DLC, she is incredibly uncomfortable
with a (presumed) sniper rifle that, to put it mildly, shoots explosions instead of bullets.]] Later, [[spoiler:he sends the new idea of kidnapping a baby to make a love potion and horrified at the idea of actually tossing it into the concoction. Even after the recipe simply calls for making the baby cry, she's still disappointed at both herself and the Vault Hunters, noting that it's not something heroes should be doing.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:In the Pre-Sequel, she tricks Jack and his
Vault Hunters on a mission to set loose some of into destroying the captive animals Destroyer's eye in an attempt to kill them. Had Jack and his goons not decided to activate the sequence remotely, she would have succeeded in the Exploitation Preserve so they can slaughter the workers.]]
* SarcasmMode: Some of Mordecai's lines when standing still. '''HE LOVES IT!'''
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:The ending credits reveal that Bloodwing laid an egg for
latter]] Brick and Mordecai are actually impressed at how crafty she is.
* MyBelovedSmother: Towards Ellie. She does not like the fact that Ellie intentionally puts herself in danger by being involved with her old clan
and it hatched into a baby Bloodwing. By constantly bothers her about not caring about her appearance.
* MsFanservice: If her appearance, clothing, and... top-heaviness don't emphasize
the time point enough, her constant innuendo and sensual voice will do the trick.
* NiceHat: Her top hat, a wink to her role as the ringmaster
of the Son of Crawmerax DLC, the bird has grown and is named Talon.]]
* SirSwearsALot: Not in the games, but Liebrecht portrays him this way at cons.
various, circus-like bloodsports she hosts.
* TheMusketeer: Specializes in sniper rifles TheNicknamer: She tends to address the players as "Sugar".
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's old enough to have two known kids of adult age.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Moxxi hates when anyone sees her out of character, threatening anyone who learns that she enjoys tinkering
and pistols, but slips back into her redneck accent in her off time with a shallow grave provided by Scooter. During the assault on the Hyperion moon base to recover the Eye of Helios from Dahl forces, Moxxi is so focused on giving her technical know-how to the Vault Hunters, that when Lilith finds a chance to slip in a "ThatsWhatSheSaid" to one of Moxxi's unintentional innuendos, she barks back to her to focus on the mission.
* OnlySaneWoman: In '''MR. TORGUE'S CAMPAIGN OF CARNAGE!''' anyway. Of course, for much of the DLC she's between Tiny Tina (a CreepyChild obsessed with StuffBlowingUp) and Mr. Torgue (a musclebound PsychopathicManchild ''also'' obsessed with StuffBlowingUp), so she may seem saner in comparison.
* PeekABangs: She always has one lock of hair covering her right eye.
* ReallyGetsAround:
** "Hot dog down a skag den, y'know what I'm sayin?", and this comment is coming from her own son.
** Apparently she even sleeps with bandits if the graffiti she makes you erase is to be believed.
** So far, we know she's had three husbands (an unknown first husband, Mr. Shank, and Marcus) and possibly had more between games, has had many lovers which have given her kids (Scooter, Ellie, and two more unnamed ones), had sex with Lucky, and she used to date Mordecai, whom she dumped for [[spoiler:Handsome Jack]], of all people. So, yeah, she really seems to enjoy being on her back a lot. It was
also deadly with his sword.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:After Bloodwing is killed.]] See RoaringRampageOfRevenge above.
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:Bloodwing dies this way]].
* YourTomcatIsPregnant: Probably
revealed she used to date Motor Momma.
** Might add Mr. Torgue to
the reason Bloodwing list, [[ShipTease considering how they act]] in the ''Campaign of Carnage'' DLC. In the ''Wattle Gobbler'' DLC, Torgue even proclaims that he's willing to work for her "Pro-Boner".
** If every NPC that asks "Has Moxxi said anything about me?"
is implying that they had a "she" in two. one-night stand, then you can add the populations of Sanctuary, Overlook, Concordia, and the ''Hyperion Moon Base'', as well as Captain Scarlett and ''Zombie TK Baha'' to the list.
* RetiredBadass:
According to the [[WordOfGod head writer]], Bloodwing is of her, there was a species that changes gender halfway through his/her life, much like what happened to the dinosaurs in ''Film/JurassicPark''. This also explains why, in two, Lilith and Brick refer to Bloodwing as male time when reminiscing she was a skilled fighter and would be in the front lines alongside other Crimson Raiders.
* {{Revenge}}: She desires it on Jack for the destruction of her Underdome, so she sends the Vault Hunters on a quest to flood Jack's under-construction version.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When her clan leader ordered Moxxi to kill someone or have her daughter be turned into the clan wife, she responded by killing the asshole and taking both Scooter and Ellie out of the clan.
* SexIsViolence: Moxxi gets ''really'' excited watching the Vault Hunters fight in the Underdome.
-->'''Moxxi:''' More! More! MORE!
* StepfordSmiler: All of her innuendos are defense mechanisms. She admits to this after becoming disgusted with herself for telling the Vault Hunters "No one eats my girlfriends but me!" when talking
about [[FatBastard Motor]] [[ImAHumanitarian Momma]].
* TeenPregnancy: Considering the ages of Scooter and Ellie, it's implied that Moxxi give birth to all four children the moment she started menstruating. Or she's [[OlderThanTheyLook older than she looks]].
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Her entire sexy image is crafted so that her enemies will underestimate her because of her appearance. She gave the same advice to Marcus when they were married, only in his case it was to gain weight.
* UnkemptBeauty: She's still hot when she's out of character [[WrenchWench and covered in engine grease]].
-->'''"Jack":''' ''Wow'', you're even prettier without makeup. That's just...so terrible...
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: She keeps her ''submachine guns'' and her booze tucked inside her ample cleavage.
* WrenchWench: ''The Pre-Sequel!'' shows that in her private time, she's
a much earlier incident.mechanic like her kids. Unlike her kids, she's very self-conscious about being caught tinkering since she also reverts to her Hodunk accent. Also unlike her kids, she shows more aptitude in electronics than mechanics, and she ''does'' have the technical vocabulary and knowledge to explain it, rather than just an intuitive grasp of machines. She's mechanically adept enough to reprogram a loader to speak only in innuendo (though the robot in question absolutely loathed it) as well as being able to [[spoiler:sabotage Jack's superweapon]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: On her right leg. The other sports a fishnet stocking.



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!Lilith
!!''As "The Siren"'' [[spoiler:AKA The Firehawk]]
->Voiced by Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard, played by Yasemin Arslan

A Siren, one of six women in the universe born with mysterious powers, she came to Pandora after hearing rumors there was another Siren on the planet. By the second game, her powers have been enhanced by Eridium, and she is waging a one-woman war against the bandits of the Tundra so that Roland and the Crimson Raiders can focus on Jack. She dated Roland between games.

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!Lilith
!!''As "The Siren"'' [[spoiler:AKA The Firehawk]]
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!Marcus Kincaid V
!!''No Refunds!''
->Voiced by Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard, played by Yasemin Arslan

A Siren, one of six women in
Bruce [=DuBose=]

The friendly, helpful, extremely amoral arms dealer who narrates
the universe born with mysterious powers, she came to Pandora after hearing rumors there was another Siren on the planet. By the second game, her powers have been enhanced by Eridium, and she is waging a one-woman war against the bandits beginning of the Tundra so that Roland and the Crimson Raiders can focus on Jack. She dated Roland between games.each game. He likes killing his competition.



* ActionGirl: Being a Siren fully capable of keeping up with the rest of the male Vault Hunters, and being just as dangerous as Brick in close quarters with her powers.
* {{Adorkable}}: According to her ECHOS during the In Memorium quest, she was rather... awkward around Roland.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: Apparently when she was a kid, all the boys made fun of her 1: because of her tattoos, and 2: because she played ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''.
* AGodAmI: After she finds out that a cult has formed around her, she's actually pretty flattered (although she admits to it being horrible), [[spoiler:until she finds out they were sacrificing innocent residents of Sanctuary[[note]][[NoExceptYes She kinda likes it though.]][[/note]].]]
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Lilith's powers as a Siren make her the ''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}'' equivalent of a sorcerer, and she grew up being teased for two things: her Siren tattoos, and her passion for ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''. She has some issues with bandwagon geeks because of it. She's also read the universe's equivalent to ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.
* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler:After killing Jack, she tells him "This is for Roland, you son of a bitch."]]
* BadassAdorable: She's a beautiful and deadly Siren.
* BadassBoast: After scoring a critical hit, she sometimes says: "[laugh] I'm really good at this!"
* BadassInDistress: In the sequel, you first meet her when she's under attack by a bandit clan. [[spoiler:She also needs to be rescued later, after Jack captures her.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: Some of the [=ECHOs=] of her the player finds in ''Borderlands 2'' have her trying to seduce Roland, only to creep him out/drive him away due to her inability to spit it out and general weirdness.
* CatchPhrase: In the second game, she's fond of saying "'Sup" before or after she does something with her powers.
* ClothingDamage: Her outfit in the second game is the exact same one she wore in the first game, save for the fact that it has been ripped and torn and patched back up in multiple places, particularly along her left side, exposing both a lot of flesh and her Siren tattoos.
* CoolBigSis: To Tiny Tina by the time of ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep''. It's unclear if she filled this role before [[spoiler:Roland died]], or if it's more recent.
* CovertPervert: Lilith has a Blue Screen of Death in her hideout. On it, it states that someone has been looking at porn on the computer and is blackmailing the user that it will send the user's search history to their grandma if they don't wipe the gunk off the computer's keyboard and get a new graphics card. Lilith is the only person who lives in the cave.
* {{Cult}}: Unintentionally becomes an idol worship of a cult when she set a bandit on fire after Borderlands.
** StopWorshippingMe: She sends the new Vault Hunters out to make sure they aren't committing acts of wanton murder in her name. When they are, she intervenes. However, she was otherwise totally okay with them killing monsters and immolating themselves in her name. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She kinda appreciates it though]], [[SelfDeprecation until she dismisses herself as a horrible person]].]]
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler:The Pre-Sequel shows that she was directly responsible for giving Jack his scar and giving him the final push into full-blown psychopathy]].
* DeadpanSnarker: It is unsure if she was this during the first ''Borderlands'', but when dealing with ultra serious and grim Roland, she comes off as this in the second.
-->'''Roland:''' Handsome Jack is going to kill us all unless you can stop him.\\
'''Lilith:''' He means hi. That's his way of saying "hi."
* FacePalmOfDoom: [[spoiler:How she kills Jack if you let her.]]
* FakingTheDead: She faked her own death when Hyperion attacked New Haven.
* FlashStep: Her special ability allows her to step into an alternate dimension (causing an explosion that helps discourage her enemies from attacking), run quickly to her target, pop out with an energetic shockwave that stuns her foes, and then proceed to mow them all down.
* GamerGirl: She's a big fan of Tabletop [=RPGs=] and much more knowledgeable about them than Brick or Mordecai. Mister Torgue's requesting to join in on their ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' has her mention being mocked for playing the game when she was younger.
* GladToBeAliveSex: Declares to Roland that if he dies while she protects Sanctuary and he is off stealing the Vault Key, she'll be really pissed. If he lives, she will rip off all of his clothes. She says this out loud and in front all the Vault Hunters, both new and old.
-->'''Mordecai:''' Ew, Lilith, we're standing right here! [[TooMuchInformation Nobody wants to hear that]]!\\
'''Brick:''' ''[lewdly]'' Go on...
* {{Hipster}}: Minor example, but she starts out refusing to let Mister Torgue play ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' out of fear he's only interested in it because being geeky is now "trendy".
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Roland is almost twice her size.
* IncendiaryExponent: Her Phoenix skill sets her on fire. It also allows her shots to cause fire damage, acquainting their targets with the ManOnFire trope. Note that the fire can also set off barrels which can severely harm Lilith herself, especially the shock variant.
** She is also an expert with elemental guns and can crank the elemental damage done by them UpToEleven. A Maliwan Hellfire submachinegun turns Lilith into a firebreathing goddess of pure destruction. [[spoiler:Which is mildly amusing given that she is [[GodGuise worshipped as a god]] in ''Borderlands 2''.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Orders Athena's execution at the end of ''The Pre-Sequel'', even after Athena admits she regretted ever working for Jack. [[EveryoneHasStandards Even Brick and Mordecai are disgusted by it.]]]]
* TheLancer: In the second game, this is her role in the Crimson Raiders. Mordecai is too much of a lone wolf (and a drunk), and Brick is... [[AxeCrazy Brick]].
* MagicAIsMagicA: Lilith's Phasewalking follows some specific rules. She's immune to physical force while Phasewalking, but she can't jump (because "immune to physical force" works both ways). She can attack an enemy, but only once, before the Phasewalk ends, which appears to be the reason why [[spoiler: in ''The Pre-Sequel!'', she could only brand Jack's face while smashing the Vault artifact before vanishing through another portal.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: When she first encounters the new Vault hunters in the second game.
-->'''Lilith:''' I'm with the Raiders, like you I keep the bandits in line so Roland can focus on taking down Jack. Anyway, long story, lots of internal bleeding.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: As seen in ECHO logs, her attempts at flirting with Roland end up just confusing him.
* MsFanservice: Definitely playing the role in the second game. See ClothingDamage. Several characters also remark on how beautiful she is, and the Atlas [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100423103400/borderlands/images/7/72/Lilithposter.png wanted posters]] in ''The Secret Armory of General Knoxx'' [[MaleGaze do not focus on her face.]] It is implied that unusual beauty may be a mark of being a Siren.
* MissionControl: In ''2'', before Roland's rescue.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler: In ''The Pre-Sequel'', she blames Athena completely for Handsome Jack's rise, despite ''her'' being the one who drove Jack to insanity.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Despite Angel and Roland telling her to stay away, she just ''has'' to show up at Control Core Angel. Said rashness gets her picked as Jack's replacement Siren for opening the Vault.]]
** [[spoiler:In the Pre-Sequel, branding Jack with the Vault symbol while leaving him alive left him as a vengeful lunatic with a massive bone to pick with the Vault Hunters.]]
* TheNicknamer: In ''Borderlands 2'', she refers to the player character as "Killer".
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: [[spoiler:After being abducted by Handsome Jack, she communicates using the same live-action style that Angel used before her.]]
* NoTrueScotsman: Lilith is resistant to letting Mister Torgue play ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'', requiring Tiny Tina to make a quest where the players find questions around the world for Mister Torgue to answer to prove his geek cred.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Made of fire. The origin [[spoiler:of the name Firehawk]]. Also, late in the second game, she has white wings (like [[spoiler:Angel's]]) while she is [[spoiler:charging the Vault Key.]]
* PowerHigh: Has one after she finds out what Eridium does to her powers.
* PowerTattoo: Comes with being a Siren.
* TheProtagonist: CharacterizationMarchesOn has made her the closest thing the series has to one [[spoiler: particularly after Roland's death]].
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Lilith can turn invisible and become immune to enemy weapons and explosives thanks to being in another dimension where kinetic, thermal, and electromagnetic energy from ours cannot affect her. On the other hand, she can't manipulate objects, use her own weapons, or even ''jump'' because she's in that same dimension and she can't do the same to ours.
* TheRoleplayer: In ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', she's the only player who tries to roleplay and get into the setting (even claiming to have the highest Charisma score of the party), with Brick being [[TheRealMan more interested in combat]] and Mordecai being mostly disinterested. She's even willing to try and talk like either [[GratuitousSpanish Salvador]], [[{{Haiku}} Zer0]], or [[TalkativeLoon Krieg]] if the situation calls for it.
-->'''Lilith:''' I talk to her [Ellie]. In character, of course. ''(ahem)''\\
'''"Krieg":''' I'LL CRACK YOUR MIND AND BEAT YOUR PROBLEMS TO DEATH.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Out of the playable characters.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The relationship between her and Roland in the sequel. While the latter is serious and to the point when dealing with the Vault Hunters, Lilith is friendly with a sarcastic sense of humor.
* 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.
* [[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.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: In spades towards Roland.
* 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[[note]]but considering the usual levels of violence and injury inherent to living on [[DeathWorld Pandora]], that's not saying much[[/note]].
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Gains the ability to teleport by the time of ''Borderlands 2''. The first time she uses it on the player, [[EpicFail she only teleports him/her 10 feet away.]]
* TouchedByVorlons: The source of her powers, although she insists it's because she's crossed the "Hotness Threshold." Upon the opening of the Vault and the spreading of Eridium, her powers have since increased.
** TookALevelInBadass: In ''Borderlands 2''.
* {{Tsundere}}: After she and Roland broke up prior to the events of the second game, she tried to play "hard-to-get" with him. PlayedForLaughs as it just confuses him and he backs off.
** If you zoom in on some screens in Lilith's base, you see Roland's {{Expy}} Facebook-alike profile page. It is covered in posts from Lilith.
** [[spoiler: Roland's death]] actually made her irrational enough that she eventually chose to [[spoiler: order Athena executed because she willingly worked for Handsome Jack, making her indirectly responsible for Roland's death]].
* UnwantedFalseFaith: In the second game, a cult was founded to worship her completely without her knowledge, and the new Vault Hunters get to compare the cult's version of things and their "god's" actual opinions. When Clayton claims to have received her message demanding a sacrifice, she wastes no time chiming in to say that she didn't actually tell him anything. Conversely, after the player kills Scorch, a "Heathen Demigod" on Clayton's order, he tells the player that he can feel the Firehawk smiling upon them and Lilith notes that she does indeed feel flattered.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Brick and Mordecai are aghast when she orders Athena killed at the end of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' and both immediately object. It doesn't stop her from ordering it anyway, but the alien suddenly appears and stops the bullets from reaching Athena.]]

to:

* ActionGirl: Being a Siren fully capable of keeping up with ArmsDealer: For the rest of entire planet, it seems.
* TheBarnum: In
the male second game, he convinces a random nerd by the name of Kai that he is TheChosenOne just so he could sell him a gun for $2,000,000.
* BerserkButton: Don't ask Marcus for refunds. And God help you if you steal from him.
* CasanovaWannabe: Has the
Vault Hunters, Hunters collect skag musk glands and rakk hive ambergris for him in ''Claptrap's New Robot Robolution'' so he can make a powerful cologne. It doesn't work.
* ChildHater: Despite children
being just as dangerous as Brick in close quarters the ones he tells stories to, Marcus is at best contemptuous of them.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Has no problem hiring the Vault Hunters to eliminate his competition.
** Or
with her powers.
* {{Adorkable}}: According
convincing a gullible new arrival that he is The Chosen One, foretold by prophecy, in order to her ECHOS during sell him a gun.
*** And then he sends
the In Memorium quest, she was rather... awkward around Roland.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: Apparently
player to recover the gun so can resell it when she was a kid, all the boys made fun of her 1: because of her tattoos, and 2: because she played ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''.
* AGodAmI: After she finds out that a cult has formed around her, she's actually pretty flattered (although she admits to it being horrible), [[spoiler:until she finds out they were sacrificing innocent residents of Sanctuary[[note]][[NoExceptYes She kinda likes it though.]][[/note]].
[[spoiler:the "Chosen One" ends up getting killed.]]
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Lilith's powers as a Siren make her the ''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}'' equivalent of a sorcerer, and she grew up being teased for two things: her Siren tattoos, and her passion for ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''. She has some issues with bandwagon geeks because of it. She's also read the universe's equivalent to ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.
* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler:After killing Jack, she tells him "This is for Roland, you son of a bitch."]]
* BadassAdorable: She's a beautiful and deadly Siren.
* BadassBoast: After scoring a critical hit, she sometimes says: "[laugh] I'm really good at this!"
* BadassInDistress: In the sequel, you first meet her when she's under attack by a bandit clan. [[spoiler:She also needs to be rescued later, after Jack captures her.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: Some of the [=ECHOs=] of her the player finds in ''Borderlands 2'' have her trying to seduce Roland, only to creep him out/drive him away due to her inability to spit it out and general weirdness.
* CatchPhrase: In the second game, she's fond of saying "'Sup" before or after she does something with her powers.
* ClothingDamage: Her outfit in the second game is the exact same one she wore in the first game, save for the fact that it has been ripped and torn and patched back up in multiple places, particularly along her left side, exposing both a lot of flesh and her Siren tattoos.
* CoolBigSis: To Tiny Tina by the time of ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep''. It's unclear if she filled this role before [[spoiler:Roland died]], or if it's more recent.
* CovertPervert: Lilith has a Blue Screen of Death in her hideout. On it, it states that someone has been looking at porn on the computer and is blackmailing the user that it will send the user's search history to their grandma if they don't wipe the gunk off the computer's keyboard and get a new graphics card. Lilith is the only person who lives in the cave.
* {{Cult}}: Unintentionally becomes an idol worship of a cult when she set a bandit on fire after Borderlands.
** StopWorshippingMe: She sends the new Vault Hunters out to make "You won't find better merchandise from anyone else! I've made sure they aren't committing acts of wanton murder in her name. When they are, she intervenes. However, she was otherwise totally okay with them killing monsters and immolating themselves in her name. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She kinda appreciates it though]], [[SelfDeprecation until she dismisses herself as a horrible person]].]]
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler:The Pre-Sequel shows that she was directly responsible for giving Jack his scar and giving him the final push into full-blown psychopathy]].
* DeadpanSnarker: It is unsure if she was this during the first ''Borderlands'', but when dealing with ultra serious and grim Roland, she comes off as this in the second.
-->'''Roland:''' Handsome Jack is going to kill us all unless you can stop him.\\
'''Lilith:''' He means hi. That's his way of saying "hi.
''that''."
* FacePalmOfDoom: [[spoiler:How she kills Jack if *** "If you let her.shop anywhere else, I'll have you killed!"
** He'll even have you test elemental weapons on live targets, with titles like "Shoplifter" or "Competitor."
** He's not above selling to the Crimson Raiders' enemies, including the Bloodshot bandits (who worship him as "The Gunbringer").
** In his EstablishingCharacterMoment for the second game, a customer tries to get a refund for a gun he claims is faulty. Marcus callously demonstrates the gun's reliability by shooting the customer in the leg with it.
-->'''Marcus''': Seems to work fine to me.
-->'''Customer''': ''(agonized screaming)''
** In the Mercenary Day DLC, Marcus reveals he doesn't like selling guns to the people of Gingerton because they'll just give them away for free. Later on, [[spoiler:he attempts to steal back the guns he sold them so he can keep both his money ''and'' his merchandise.
]]
* FakingTheDead: She faked her own death when Hyperion attacked New Haven.
* FlashStep: Her special ability allows her
DisproportionateRetribution: Marcus likes to step into an alternate dimension (causing an explosion that helps discourage her enemies use people who shoplift from attacking), run quickly to her target, pop out with an energetic shockwave that stuns her foes, and then proceed to mow them all down.
* GamerGirl: She's a big fan of Tabletop [=RPGs=] and much more knowledgeable about them than Brick or Mordecai. Mister Torgue's requesting to join in on their ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' has her mention being mocked for playing the game when she was younger.
* GladToBeAliveSex: Declares to Roland that if he dies while she protects Sanctuary and he is off stealing the Vault Key, she'll be really pissed. If he lives, she will rip off all of his clothes. She says this out loud and in front all the Vault Hunters, both new and old.
-->'''Mordecai:''' Ew, Lilith, we're standing right here! [[TooMuchInformation Nobody wants to hear that]]!\\
'''Brick:''' ''[lewdly]'' Go on...
* {{Hipster}}: Minor example, but she starts out refusing to let Mister Torgue play ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' out of fear he's only interested in it because being geeky is now "trendy".
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Roland is almost twice her size.
* IncendiaryExponent: Her Phoenix skill sets her on fire. It also allows her shots to cause fire damage, acquainting their
him as targets in his shooting range. People who ask him for refunds often find themselves shot in the kneecap with the ManOnFire trope. Note that the fire can also set off barrels which can severely harm Lilith herself, especially the shock variant.
** She is also an expert with elemental guns and can crank the elemental damage done by them UpToEleven. A Maliwan Hellfire submachinegun turns Lilith into a firebreathing goddess of pure destruction. [[spoiler:Which is mildly amusing given that she is [[GodGuise worshipped as a god]] in ''Borderlands 2''.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Orders Athena's execution at the end of ''The Pre-Sequel'', even after Athena admits she regretted ever working for Jack. [[EveryoneHasStandards Even Brick and Mordecai are disgusted by it.]]]]
* TheLancer: In the second game, this is her role in the Crimson Raiders. Mordecai is too much of a lone wolf (and a drunk), and Brick is... [[AxeCrazy Brick]].
* MagicAIsMagicA: Lilith's Phasewalking follows some specific rules. She's immune
gun they're trying to physical force while Phasewalking, but she can't jump (because "immune to physical force" works both ways). She can attack an enemy, but only once, before the Phasewalk ends, which appears to be the reason why [[spoiler: in ''The Pre-Sequel!'', she could only brand Jack's face while smashing the Vault artifact before vanishing through another portal.]]
return.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: When she first encounters the new Vault hunters in the second game.
-->'''Lilith:''' I'm with the Raiders, like you I keep the bandits in line so Roland can focus on taking down Jack. Anyway, long story, lots of internal bleeding.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: As seen in ECHO logs, her attempts at flirting with Roland end up just confusing him.
* MsFanservice: Definitely playing the role in the second game. See ClothingDamage. Several characters also remark on how beautiful she is, and the Atlas [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100423103400/borderlands/images/7/72/Lilithposter.png wanted posters]] in ''The Secret Armory of General Knoxx'' [[MaleGaze do not focus on her face.]] It is implied that unusual beauty
EvenEvilHasStandards: Marcus may be a mark of being a Siren.
* MissionControl: In ''2'', before Roland's rescue.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler: In ''The Pre-Sequel'', she blames Athena completely for
greedy and willing to kill his rivals, but Handsome Jack's rise, despite ''her'' being wanton disregard for life is too much even for him.
* FamousLastWords: After getting [[NotQuiteDead shot in
the back twice]]:
-->'''Marcus:''' If it took more than
one who drove Jack to insanity.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Despite Angel and Roland telling her to stay away, she just ''has'' to show up at Control Core Angel. Said rashness gets her picked as Jack's replacement Siren for opening the Vault.]]
** [[spoiler:In the Pre-Sequel, branding Jack with the Vault symbol while leaving him alive left him as a vengeful lunatic with a massive bone to pick with the Vault Hunters.]]
* TheNicknamer: In ''Borderlands 2'', she refers to the player character as "Killer".
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: [[spoiler:After being abducted by Handsome Jack, she communicates
shot, then you weren't using a Jakobs.
%%* GoldTooth
* {{Identical Ancestor}}s: Throughout
the same live-action style that Angel used games are portraits of what seem to be Marcus' ancestors, all of them named Marcus Kinkaid and all of them identical save for either different hats or hair.
* InVinoVeritas: Personality Inversion. Getting drunk makes the notoriously cheap and greedy Marcus mail out refunds to his unsatisfied customers. When he sobers up he is ashamed and disgusted with himself for doing so and has you go around and take the refunds out of the mailboxes
before her.]]
* NoTrueScotsman: Lilith is resistant to letting Mister Torgue play ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'', requiring Tiny Tina to make a
it's too late. When the quest where is finished he declares he's never drinking again.
* {{Jerkass}}: Customer demanding a refund on a "faulty" weapon? He shoots him in
the players find questions around the world for Mister Torgue leg with said weapon and comments that it seems to answer to prove his geek cred.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Made of fire. The origin [[spoiler:of the name Firehawk]]. Also, late
work just fine.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Very rarely, he breaks down and acts like a decent human being. Notably,
in the second game, she has white wings (like [[spoiler:Angel's]]) while she when [[spoiler:Roland dies]], he is [[spoiler:charging seriously shook up by it, and when you set out to kill Jack in the Vault Key.]]
* PowerHigh: Has one after she finds out what Eridium does to her powers.
* PowerTattoo: Comes with being
final storyline quest, he'll give you a Siren.
* TheProtagonist: CharacterizationMarchesOn has made her the closest thing the series has to one [[spoiler: particularly after Roland's death]].
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Lilith can turn invisible and become immune to enemy weapons and explosives thanks to being in another dimension where kinetic, thermal, and electromagnetic energy from ours cannot affect her. On the other hand, she can't manipulate objects, use her own weapons, or even ''jump''
free blue-rarity weapon, not because she's in that same dimension and she can't do the same to ours.
* TheRoleplayer: In ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', she's the only player who tries to roleplay and get into the setting (even claiming to have the highest Charisma score of the party), with Brick being [[TheRealMan more interested in combat]] and Mordecai being mostly disinterested. She's even willing to try and talk like either [[GratuitousSpanish Salvador]], [[{{Haiku}} Zer0]], or [[TalkativeLoon Krieg]] if the situation calls for it.
-->'''Lilith:''' I talk to her [Ellie]. In character, of course. ''(ahem)''\\
'''"Krieg":''' I'LL CRACK YOUR MIND AND BEAT YOUR PROBLEMS TO DEATH.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Out of the playable characters.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The relationship between her and Roland in the sequel. While the latter
Hyperion is serious and to the point when dealing with the Vault Hunters, Lilith is friendly with a sarcastic sense of humor.
* 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.
* [[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.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: In spades towards Roland.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: In the Son of Crawmerax DLC, she can't help
disrupting his arms trade, but think that [[spoiler:Mordecai's new bird]] is absolutely adorable, even as it's biting her hard enough to draw blood[[note]]but considering the usual levels of violence and injury inherent to living on [[DeathWorld Pandora]], that's not saying much[[/note]].
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Gains the ability to teleport by the time of ''Borderlands 2''. The first time she uses it on the player, [[EpicFail she only teleports him/her 10 feet away.]]
* TouchedByVorlons: The source of her powers, although she insists it's
because she's crossed the "Hotness Threshold." Upon the opening of the Vault and the spreading of Eridium, her powers have since increased.
** TookALevelInBadass: In ''Borderlands 2''.
* {{Tsundere}}: After she and Roland broke up prior to the events of the second game, she tried to play "hard-to-get" with him. PlayedForLaughs as it just confuses him and he backs off.
** If you zoom in on some screens in Lilith's base, you see Roland's {{Expy}} Facebook-alike profile page. It is covered in posts from Lilith.
** [[spoiler: Roland's death]] actually made her irrational enough that she eventually chose to [[spoiler: order Athena executed because she willingly worked for
Handsome Jack, making her indirectly responsible for Roland's death]].
Jack is a "greedy murdering sonofabitch who needs to die screaming".
* UnwantedFalseFaith: In {{Lzherusskie}}: He speaks with a thick Russian accent, though his grammar is otherwise perfect.
* NoodleIncident: According to one of
the second game, a cult was founded loading screen tips from Pre-Sequel, he never let laser weapons come to worship her completely without her knowledge, and the new Vault Hunters get to compare the cult's version of things and their "god's" actual opinions. When Clayton claims to have received her message demanding a sacrifice, she wastes no time chiming in to say that she didn't actually tell him anything. Conversely, Pandora after the player kills Scorch, an incident involving a "Heathen Demigod" on Clayton's order, he tells the player that he can feel the Firehawk smiling upon them and Lilith notes that she does indeed feel flattered.
straw. Apparently, asking ''anyone'' about it puts your life at risk.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Brick and Mordecai are aghast when she orders Athena NotQuiteDead: He appears to get killed at the end of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' ''Claptrap's New Robot Robolution'', but survives. (See UnreliableNarrator below.)
* PetTheDog: Its revealed in the tie-in comics that he took in Tannis after her entire team had been killed,
and both immediately object. It had been living alone for years. He did this for no apparent charge and after meeting her only once in passing years prior.
* PornStash: In the second game, he sends the players to retrieve his most valuable treasure lost after [[spoiler:Sanctuary takes flight]], which turns out to be dirty pictures of Moxxi. You're then given the option to either bring them back to Marcus or to Moxxi... who plans to post them online.
* PutOnABus: Apart from his vending machines and a loading screen tip justifying the lack of laser weapons on Pandora, he
doesn't stop her appear at all during the Pre-Sequel.
* TheScrooge: ''Notoriously'' cheap. He'd rather test allegedly faulty merchandise on you than give you a refund (although, to be fair, his merchandise ''is'' reliable), and it takes a titanic event to actually make him pull money out of his pocket (usually some kind of business deal that'd make him lose ''more'' money if unresolved). In [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} the second game]], he gives the wrong change to a customer and sends you on a mission to get the excess change back. How much change? ''Nine dollars.'' (And this is for a sale where he conned the guy out of ''two million'' dollars.) He pays you tons of money to get his nine dollars back, but that's business. He also sends you on a mission to reclaim refund checks he wrote while drunk before they're sent.
* SkunkStripe: Visible on his head.
* TheStoryteller: Aside
from ordering it anyway, but being an arms dealer (and bus driver), Marcus is the alien suddenly appears resident storyteller who narrates the stories of the Vault Hunters to kids. According to the ending of Captain Scarlett and stops her Pirate's Booty, he's training a kid to take up his mantle.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Moxxi advised him to get fat so that his enemies would underestimate him because of his appearance.
* UnreliableNarrator: Marcus narrates
the bullets beginning of the main games, the beginning of the Zombie Island, New Robot Revolution, Pirate's Booty DLC, and the Dragon Keep DLC, as well as the credits for Zombie Island, in the form of a story for a young child. However, he often messes up details or contradicts himself.
-->'''Marcus:''' The Vault Hunters had stopped the evil doctor Zed
from reaching Athena.]]- \\
'''Child:''' I thought his name was Ned.\\
'''Marcus:''' Yes, yes. Whatever you say. Where was I...
** At one point, he explicitly says he is lying when he is talking about Patricia Tannis rejecting him.
** He also describes himself getting "killed off" in Claptrap's Robot Revolution, despite still being around to tell the story ''and'' showing up in the second game. [[note]]Although it's possible that he was simply revived with a New U machine. He can certainly afford it.[[/note]]



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!Roland
!!''As "The Soldier" ''(As Commander of the Crimson Raiders)''
->Voiced by Oliver Tull ''(1)'', Markus Lloyd ''(2)''

An ex-Crimson Lance soldier who quit after his corrupt superiors tried to frame and kill him. By the second game, he has reforged the remnants of the Lance and other survivors on Pandora into the Crimson Raiders, the anti-Hyperion resistance. He dated Lilith between games.

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!!''As "The Soldier" ''(As Commander of the Crimson Raiders)''
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!Patricia Tannis
!!''Insane(ly smart)''
->Voiced by Oliver Tull ''(1)'', Markus Lloyd ''(2)''

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A socially mal-adjusted archeologist sent
to frame and kill him. By the second game, he has reforged the remnants of the Lance and other survivors on Pandora into by the Crimson Raiders, Dahl corporation to investigate the anti-Hyperion resistance. He dated Lilith between games.alien ruins. Then a skag ate one of her coworkers alive while she hid under his corpse, and she went from "antisocial" to "completely cuckoo."



* {{Adorkable}}: At times, the way he acts around Lilith.
* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler:In the Pre-Sequel, Roland apologizes to Jack and his Vault Hunters just as the Eye of Helios is destroyed.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal: Just a regular human with serious military training.
** BadassInCharge: As Commander of the Crimson Raiders.
** BadassInDistress: He ends up captured by the Bloodshots early on in Borderlands 2. How? [[spoiler:He was taking a piss and the Bandits knocked him out]].
* BigGood: In ''Borderlands 2''.
* CaptainObvious: Some of his lines.
-->''[Shoots a bandit and makes his head explode]''\\
TARGET HIT!
* CasualDangerDialog: Talks to the player before casually taking out mechs who were attacking him, before re-starting the conversation as if nothing happened.
* CombatMedic: Roland has a skill tree called 'Medic' that helps him heal his allies, but that doesn't mean he's any less capable of shooting you. The tree has other abilities that specifically make him hardier, increases his weaponry's magazine size. and actually has an ability that requires him to kill an enemy to activate it. And one of the ways he can heal allies is by ''[[HealingShiv shooting]]'' them, giving the term new meaning. Plus he can upgrade his turret to heal allies while unhealing everyone else. In ''2'', his turret has the healing aura.
* CommandingCoolness: Roland took command of the remnants of the Crimson Lance, renamed them the Crimson Raiders, and in the second game holds the rank of Commander.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler:What he does in The Pre-Sequel, though unlike Lilith and Moxxi, he's actually apologetic for betraying Jack.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: A former member of the Crimson Lance.
* EmergencyWeapon: His knife. Unlike all other characters in both games, Roland has no skills or mods whatsoever that increase his melee in ''any'' way, and so his melee attacks are ridiculously underpowered. The only reason a player might ever find to use it is to stun a pursuing Psycho while Roland desperately runs to a safe place to recover health and shields, since the flinch chance is the same with all characters.
* TheEngineer: His Scorpio Turret. Notably, only Crimson Lance Engineers can deploy Scorpio Turrets, indicating he was trained as one by the Lance.
* HealingShiv: Roland can access Cauterize, a special ability that makes his weaponry heal allies. The text of the skill states this also works with rockets and grenades.
* TheHero: In '"Borderlands 2'', he's credited as the Hero of the first game, and is the one who leads the resistance against Handsome Jack's forces. [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies He is killed by Jack right before the final act]]]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He's far larger than Lilith.
* HundredPercentAdorationRating: As a leader, he's much-beloved by the folks of Sanctuary and the Crimson Raiders, the latter composed of former enemies. [[spoiler:As such, his death affects the locals quite heavily, with many of the Raiders swearing vengeance on Jack.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Tiny Tina.
* JackOfAllStats: He's the most balanced of the four original player characters, although this means he doesn't specialize in a specific area of combat to the same extent as the others.
* KarmicDeath: A noble soldier who sought vengeance against the corrupt superiors who betrayed and tried to kill him is [[spoiler:slain by Jack, someone he had previously betrayed and tried to murder.]]
* KnifeNut: Uses a combat knife as his melee weapon.
* {{Kuudere}}: ''Claptastic Voyage'' shows that the "guy allergic to smiling" really does care for Lilith after all.
--> '''Roland''': I really like Lilith. I want to hug her for a reeeally long time.
* TheMedic: Has an entire skill tree devoted to it, and is the only one of the original Vault Hunters who can heal others directly.
* MissionControl: For many plot missions in ''2''.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: The reason he left the Crimson Lance was that he found out that his superior was setting him and his squad up. Of course, his boss had his teammates killed and left him for dead.
* TheNicknamer: In the second game, he always refers to the player as "Soldier".
* NoodleIncident: His killing of a superior officer before deserting the Lance; the circumstances surrounding this are never revealed in either game. The ''Borderlands: Origins'' comic reveals that [[spoiler:his immediate superior slaughtered Roland's unit to cover up his corrupt dealings and Roland killed him as revenge.]]
* NoSocialSkills: In ''2'', he tends to be incredibly blunt to the point that he has to be reminded about basic greetings. After the new Vault Hunters survive a hard mission, he greets them with:
-->'''Roland:''' Oh good, you're not dead.\\
'''Lilith:''' That's his way of saying "Wow, you're a badass; I'm glad you're okay".
* OnlySaneMan: ''DEFINITELY''. Though Brick does, almost ludicrously, have his moments.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Tiny Tina, according to a picture she keeps on her nightstand in ''Borderlands 2''.
* ThePaladin: Definitely. Perhaps the only unambiguously good person in the game. And, his name is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland Roland]], after all. For those not following the link, Roland was a legendary Frankish knight who led Charlemagne's twelve paladins, his best soldiers and finest commanders. In ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', he's represented as The White Knight in Tina's campaign.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Swore to his former boss that he would get his revenge. [[spoiler:He got it.]]
* StraightMan: In ''Borderlands 2'', to Lilith and the other Vault Hunters. He's also seemingly the only person capable of tolerating Tannis and Tina (aside from Brick and Mr. Torgue, who are enablers of Tina's madness more than anything else).
* StillWearingTheOldColors: ''Borderlands 1'' mostly. However, the Crimson Raiders' symbol is the old Crimson Lance symbol merged with The Vault symbol.
* SupportingLeader: His role in ''Borderlands 2''.
* TheTurretMaster: Thanks to his Scorpio Turret.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Roland is known to say "[[FourthWallObserver Critical,]] ''[[FourthWallObserver Bitch!]]''"
* TokenMinority: Of course, ''Borderlands 2'' reveals that Mordecai is Hispanic, thus subverting this trope.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: His skill Grenadier increases his grenade damage and regenerates grenades upon him getting a kill.

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* {{Adorkable}}: At times, ApocalypticLog: Detailing her descent into insanity. She makes a hobby of recording her insane ramblings, spreading said recordings around random places, then hiring individuals to gather them back for her.
* AxCrazy: Her insanity at times manifests as murder.
* BiTheWay: During one of her rambles in the second game, she mentions scientific secrets that could only be discovered "in her bed - standing offer!" to the player, regardless of gender. In Zer0's case, possibly even regardless of ''species''. She also ate a piece of Lilith's hair [[ForScience under the pretense of scientific discovery]].
** In the "Son of Crawmerax" DLC for ''Borderlands 2'', the person who kills Maya's assassin left her an anonymous letter which mentions their attraction to her. From
the way he acts it's written it's pretty obviously from Tannis.
** In one echo recording, she states that she was "involved" with two ceiling chairs, who only she can hear. Reading between the lines, it seems that she was being beaten while hanging upside down, so she made up a romantic story about the chairs that were in the same room.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She was driven mad after being stuck on the planet for way too long. As such, she has developed strange habits such as getting romantically involved with inanimate objects, among other things.
* CompanionCube: In the first game, she had a romantic relationship with an ECHO recorder that apparently ended in a messy breakup. Between the first and second games she had a polyamorous relationship with two "ceiling chairs" who were brothers, one of which was "killed" in front of her eyes by Hyperion.
* {{Flanderization}}: An interesting and likely deliberate case. While her ECHO logs make it clear early on she isn't exactly all there, in the main game she's not so much crazy as she is [[InsufferableGenius insufferable]]. It isn't until ''Robot Revolution'' and the second game that her insanity ''really'' takes the spotlight.
** Especially noteworthy is that she goes from hoping everyone she meets (and tends to end up killing) will be her friend (and indeed being so lonely that she [[spoiler:builds a robot duplicate of herself!]]) in the first game to being so horrified by the idea of contact with other people that she has a {{High Pressure|Blood}} {{Nosebleed}} at someone saying hello and a panic episode from someone calling her "pretty" in the second.
* DissonantSerenity: Even when talking about the death and violence that surrounds her or her own torture, she rarely drops her condescending tone.
* GogglesDoNothing: Wears a pair of goggles on her heads that serve no real purpose. They're available for Maya as a OldSaveBonus.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Well aware of it, but too far gone to care much.
-->'''Tannis Recording:''' Day 172. The fat girl, Chimay, was crushed under an alien ruin that collapsed today. She didn't... die right away and begged me to put her out of her misery as she choked on various fluids and bile. I hesitated because she was the last one alive that wasn't me. As she was choking, and coughing and dying, I tried to enjoy the interaction, I imagined it to be a conversation, as I knew it was the last I would have for a while. When I finally got
around Lilith.
* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler:In
to smothering her so that I could continue my research, I could tell that she regretted the Pre-Sequel, decision. The Skags had been waiting for this meal for a while; they will not go hungry tonight.
* HotScientist: She's at least attractive enough to have it noted by a resident of Sanctuary. She didn't take it very well.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: She repeatedly claims this, but ends up murdering or driving away potential friends. This also seems to be exhibited in her tendency to create [[CompanionCube Companion Cubes]] despite otherwise being disdainful of other people. However, she warms up to
Roland apologizes to Jack in particular after she got spittle on him while she was ranting and he was not disgusted. She claims that it was the first time in her life that she felt truly safe. She may have even developed a crush on him as ECHO recordings of the Torture Chairs mission have her mention "Roland, and his well-defined pectoral muscles" entrusting her with the Vault Hunters Key.
** Its also shown in the tie-in comics that she thinks very highly of Marcus. She goes so far as to identify him as her hero due to the fact that he took her in after she'd been living alone for year, after only meeting her in passing once years prior.
** Zig-zagged in Hidden Journals as she literally popped a vein when another human being greeted her (with enough pressure to cover both of them in blood). She also apparently barricaded her home to soundproof it from other people's merriment, and dry-heaving into a bucket for 3 hours was considered ''an improvement'' for dealing with compliments.
* InsufferableGenius: As one of the smartest people on Pandora, she is incredibly condescending towards everyone. Lampshaded by Zed in the second game.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She always tells you to drop whatever "irrelevant" task you're doing to help her. At least a little of her behaviour can be written off as a combination of extreme isolation and the trauma that left her isolated (skags ate the rest of her team; she survived by hiding under a corpse). A little more because it's Pandora, planet of self-serving lunatics. The rest is
just as part of her...charm.
* NoSocialSkills: Upon relocating to Sanctuary, one of her neighbors said hello, causing her to have an explosive nosebleed on
the Eye spot from sheer stress. Later, a young man calls her pretty, and she spends three hours dry-heaving into a bucket, which she considers progress. According to the mission text of Helios is destroyed.the quest that has you gather the ECHO entries detailing said events, Tannis has [[UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome Asperger's Syndrome]], no doubt exacerbated by [[GoMadFromTheIsolation events in the first game]].
* PetTheDog: In the Son of Crawmerax DLC, [[spoiler:it's vaguely implied that she was the one who killed Maya's assassin for her, judging by how Maya's personal message matches her speech patterns]].
* PsychopathicManchild: A female, Type C version.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Why does she want Jack dead? It's not that he tortured her. It's not that he ripped the Vault Key out of her hands after breaking them. [[spoiler:It's because his minions sawed off the legs of a "ceiling chair" that she was falling for.
]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal: Just a regular human with serious military training.
** BadassInCharge: As Commander of
-->''"Revenge is as pointless as music, but on this occasion, I will allow myself the Crimson Raiders.
** BadassInDistress: He ends up captured by the Bloodshots early on
revenge, I will allow myself to aid in Borderlands 2. How? [[spoiler:He was taking a piss and the Bandits knocked him out]].
* BigGood: In ''Borderlands 2''.
* CaptainObvious: Some of
his lines.
-->''[Shoots a bandit and makes his head explode]''\\
TARGET HIT!
* CasualDangerDialog: Talks
downfall. Mark my words, Jack, you're going to the player before casually taking out mechs who were attacking him, before re-starting the conversation as if nothing happened.
die."''
* CombatMedic: Roland has a skill tree called 'Medic' that helps him heal his allies, but that doesn't mean he's any less capable of shooting you. RobotMe: The tree has other abilities that specifically make him hardier, increases his weaponry's magazine size. and actually has an ability that requires him to kill an enemy to activate it. And one of the ways he can heal allies is by ''[[HealingShiv shooting]]'' them, giving the term new meaning. Plus he can upgrade his turret to heal allies while unhealing everyone else. In ''2'', his turret has the healing aura.
* CommandingCoolness: Roland took command of the remnants of the Crimson Lance, renamed them the Crimson Raiders, and in the second game holds the rank of Commander.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler:What he does in The Pre-Sequel, though unlike Lilith and Moxxi, he's actually apologetic for betraying Jack.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: A former member of the Crimson Lance.
* EmergencyWeapon: His knife. Unlike all other characters in both games, Roland has no skills or mods whatsoever that increase his melee in ''any'' way, and so his melee attacks are ridiculously underpowered. The only
reason a player might ever find to use it is to stun a pursuing Psycho while Roland desperately runs to a safe place to recover health and shields, since the flinch chance is the same with all characters.
* TheEngineer: His Scorpio Turret. Notably, only Crimson Lance Engineers can deploy Scorpio Turrets, indicating he was trained as one by the Lance.
* HealingShiv: Roland can access Cauterize, a special ability that makes his weaponry heal allies. The text of the skill states this also works with rockets and grenades.
* TheHero: In '"Borderlands 2'', he's credited as the Hero of the first game, and is the one who leads the resistance against Handsome Jack's forces. [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies He is killed by Jack right before the final act]]]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He's far larger than Lilith.
* HundredPercentAdorationRating: As a leader, he's much-beloved by the folks of Sanctuary and the Crimson Raiders, the latter composed of former enemies. [[spoiler:As such, his death affects the locals quite heavily, with many of the Raiders swearing vengeance on Jack.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Tiny Tina.
* JackOfAllStats: He's the most balanced of the four original player characters, although this means he doesn't specialize in a specific area of combat to the same extent as the others.
* KarmicDeath: A noble soldier who sought vengeance against the corrupt superiors who betrayed and tried to kill him is [[spoiler:slain by Jack, someone he had previously betrayed and tried to murder.]]
* KnifeNut: Uses a combat knife as his melee weapon.
* {{Kuudere}}: ''Claptastic Voyage'' shows that the "guy allergic to smiling" really does care for Lilith after all.
--> '''Roland''': I really like Lilith. I want to hug her for a reeeally long time.
* TheMedic: Has an entire skill tree devoted to it, and is the only one of
she has the original Vault Hunters who can heal others directly.
* MissionControl: For many plot missions in ''2''.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: The reason he left the Crimson Lance was that he found out that his superior was setting him and his squad up. Of course, his boss had his teammates killed and left him
collect Claptrap parts for dead.
her.
* TheNicknamer: In the second RunningGag: Within each game, he there is always refers to the player as "Soldier".
* NoodleIncident: His killing of
a superior officer before deserting the Lance; the circumstances surrounding this are never revealed in either game. The ''Borderlands: Origins'' comic reveals hidden EasterEgg that [[spoiler:his immediate superior slaughtered Roland's unit involves Tannis riding a fish.
** Taken
to cover up his corrupt dealings and Roland killed him as revenge.]]
* NoSocialSkills: In ''2'', he tends to be incredibly blunt to the point that he has to be reminded about basic greetings. After the new Vault Hunters survive a hard mission, he greets them with:
-->'''Roland:''' Oh good, you're not dead.\\
'''Lilith:''' That's his way of saying "Wow, you're a badass; I'm glad you're okay".
* OnlySaneMan: ''DEFINITELY''. Though Brick does, almost ludicrously, have his moments.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Tiny Tina, according to a picture she keeps on her nightstand
it's logical (or illogical) extreme in ''Borderlands 2''.
* ThePaladin: Definitely. Perhaps the only unambiguously good person in the game. And, his name
Claptastic Voyage where Claptrap's scientific curiosity is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland Roland]], after all. For those not following the link, Roland was a legendary Frankish knight who led Charlemagne's twelve paladins, his best soldiers and finest commanders. In ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', he's represented as The White Knight a fish with Tannis' head.
* SanitySlippage: PlayedForLaughs
in Tina's campaign.
her ApocalypticLog.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Swore to his former boss that he would get his revenge. [[spoiler:He got it.]]
* StraightMan:
TooKinkyToTorture: In ''Borderlands 2'', to Lilith her audio logs of her time under Hyperion torture indicate that she was less concerned with the actual torture and the other Vault Hunters. He's also seemingly the only person capable of tolerating Tannis and Tina (aside from Brick and Mr. Torgue, who are enablers of Tina's madness more than anything else).
* StillWearingTheOldColors: ''Borderlands 1'' mostly. However, the Crimson Raiders' symbol is the old Crimson Lance symbol merged
concerned with The Vault symbol.
* SupportingLeader: His role
the two "ceiling chairs" she had fallen in ''Borderlands 2''.
* TheTurretMaster: Thanks
love with, and making sure the torturers' equipment was properly sterilized to his Scorpio Turret.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Roland is known
prevent unnecessary infection. When you turn the audio logs in to say "[[FourthWallObserver Critical,]] ''[[FourthWallObserver Bitch!]]''"
* TokenMinority: Of course, ''Borderlands 2'' reveals
her, she says that Mordecai is Hispanic, thus subverting this trope.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: His skill Grenadier increases his grenade damage
she'll whip up a cup of cocoa and regenerates grenades upon him getting a kill.
listen to them ''as relaxation''.



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! Brick
!!''[[CharacterAsHimself As Himself]] (Berserker)'' [[spoiler:AKA The Slab King]]
->Voiced by Marcus Mauldin

A simple-minded but deadly Vault Hunter who likes punching things. Eventually got thrown out of the Crimson Raiders for his overly violent approach to problems.

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!Scooter
!!''Get you one!''
->Voiced by Marcus Mauldin

A simple-minded but deadly Vault Hunter who likes punching things. Eventually got thrown out
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The friendly owner and operator
of the Crimson Raiders for his overly violent approach vehicle digistruct stations across the planet, Scooter is loud, boisterous, and dumb as a bag of hammers -- except when it comes to problems.machines.



* BadBoss: Hilariously enough, a... well, not ''heroic'', let's say protagonist example. [[spoiler:Brick constantly reminds the player that while he has his gang, pretty much all of them are expendable in his mission to exterminate Hyperion, mainly for the fact they're completely stupid, completely crazy, or completely both. He treats the player as the only member of his gang he genuinely respects and tells them to not worry about killing other Slabs since he does it all the time.]]
* TheBerserker: With his Action Skill. Players who focus on Berserk when building Brick are all about exposing themselves to damage and doing way more damage right back.
* TheBigGuy: Stands a staggering 7'3" and is built like a brickhouse.
* BigWordShout: Whenever he uses his Action Skill, he will shout one of these three every time he kills someone:
** ''"BLOOOOOOOOOD!"''
** '''"MOOOOOOOOORE!"'''
** '''''"KIIIIIIIIIILL!!!"'''''
* BloodKnight: He says so himself: you either fight like a badass or die like a bitch!
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: In 2, whatever hostile target that crosses him tends to fly quite a bit if he can punch.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Say what you want about Brick, but he loves dogs and hates anyone who would hurt one. [[spoiler:His backstory also shows that he's strongly opposed to harming children, to the point that he killed his former gang to save them.]]
** He calls dibs on the Siren when playing ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''. [[ShapedLikeItself Her name is Brick]] and she is the prettiest. [[spoiler:He also imagines himself as Maya when escaping capture in the ''+ 5 to Punching'' short.]]
** In the Pre-Sequel, [[spoiler:He's horrified when Lilith orders Athena to be executed after telling her story, telling her that "this ain't you"]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: He and Tina are the protagonists of the ''+ 5 to Punching'' short film, which tells the story of how they captured the Hyperion spy that was being interrogated off-screen during the Assault on Dragon Keep DLC.
* DemolitionsExpert: He's the resident explosive damage expert of the game, and the only character to get boosts to elemental impact damage. In the sequel, when Mordecai asks him for a plan to help the Vault Hunters get past a closed bridge, his natural response is to "blow stuff up", and then sends the Vault Hunters to obtain explosives from a nearby bandit camp.
* DisneyDeath: Towards the end of the second game, when [[spoiler:the Hyperion barge he stole for Mordecai explodes. Except not really]].
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: One sidequest in the Tiny Tina DLC has him "solve" a riddle when he accidentally crushes the questgiver's model with his die.
* DropTheHammer: He carries around Sledge's Hammer in the second game, though he only uses it by [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throwing it as a ranged weapon]]. He also uses one in the ''+ 5 to Punching'' short [[spoiler:or at least imagines that he's using a hammer.]]
* 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 have a good mind for combat tactics and guerrilla 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]].
* DummiedOut: His reason why he entered Pandora from the first place was to search for his [[LongLostRelative sister]]. It was only hinted in the first Borderlands, but never mentioned since in the series proper.
* 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 the OnlySaneMan, despite his 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)]]. He's also read the setting's equivalent of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the "Swordchair Trilogy."
* GoodOldFisticuffs:
** 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''.
--> "I punch it!"
** Played for laughs in one conversation with Mordecai where the latter was explaining his combat style (which involves tracking and hunting with a sniper rifle). Brick comments that he got lost after Mordy had said "instead of punching".
* HeroAntagonist: He's a lot less aggressive towards [[spoiler:Fiona]] than Mordecai is during [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'']], but all bets are off after she manages to stab him.
* 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. It's no surprise that Brick takes vicious pleasure in screwing her over.
* HealingFactor: While Berserk is active.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He mentions that he's raided Sawtooth Cauldron before with Tiny Tina (a 13 year old girl) on his back. At the end of ''Borderlands 2'', he's seen with Tiny Tina killing Bandits.
* InvulnerableKnuckles: Brick can beat alien monsters, bandits with various head gear, and other things to death with his bare hands and not bat an eye. He even regenerates while he does it.
* 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. 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 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.
* LightningBruiser: Brick can dash across entire rooms in a blink of an eye, shrug off massive damage, and hit both fast and hard, not to mention stunlock anyone he hits for more hitting.
* 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 game, arguably toe-to-toe with [[TheWonka Mister Torgue]] himself.
** Saved a spot in this trope after: sporting an [[spoiler:entire [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores army of bandits]] under a single banner]], [[spoiler:trying to spare Athena from Lilith's {{Angrish}} in the Pre-Sequel]] and become Tina's adopted older brother in the series.
* TheNicknamer: In the second game, he always refers to the player as "Slab". In addition, he refers to Mordecai as "Mordy".
* NobleTopEnforcer: Becomes this for Lilith following Roland's death. Lilith is addicted to eridium and 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? He ''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. The one difference is that Brick has standards.
* OnlyOneName: He doesn't seem to have a last name, and if the prequels comics were any indication, there's a possibility he didn't know his own name, simply handing Lilith and Mordecai a brick when asked to introduce himself.
* OnlySaneMan: Surprisingly enough, turns out to be this for the first Vault Hunters after [[spoiler: Roland is killed by Jack]]. Mordecai is DrowningHisSorrows and feels sullen even 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''.
* PipePain: His melee weapon outside of Berserk. In the sequel, he seems to have replaced it with [[spoiler:Sledge's hammer]], though he isn't seen actually using it.
* 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. 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 lesser bandits in seconds and locking down badasses to take them down while they can't fight back.
* TheRealMan: As an RPG player, he's just as enthusiastic about combat as he is in actual life. More specifically, [[GoodOldFisticuffs punching]]. Unfortunately, he tends to roll initiative when it comes to diplomacy, which causes more problems than it solves. He seems to be pretty terrible when it comes to actual roleplaying since [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IOWt96JCS0#t=139 cut dialog]] indicates that when he does actually try to roleplay, it simply results in the various characters imitating him.
* 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]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His reaction to [[spoiler:Roland's death]]: Kill [[spoiler:Jack]], his associates, his friends, his FAMILY -- EVERYONE HE'S EVER MET! WE SKIN 'EM WITH THEIR OWN ''GODDAMN'' TEETH!
* 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.
-->'''Mordecai''': He's screaming again, isn't he?
* 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, 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'', if you jump off the Buzzard's Nest, he says that to you in his own way.
-->'''Brick:''' Slab, did you... did you just jump off the Buzzard's Nest? God''damn'', you make me proud!
* SuddenlyVoiced: Brick could already speak, but it was often monosyllabic, almost HulkSpeak chatter. In ''2'', he talks normally.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He believes that his Slabs are all incredibly dumb and 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.
* TranquilFury: Despite how badly Nisha broke him, his orders for you to utterly fuck up her operations in Lynchwood, declare war on its inhabitants and end her overly brutal rule is spoken with only a hint of murderous rage, but nothing more.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Despite being a founding member of the Crimson Raiders, Roland disagreed with his overtly brutal methods and the two had a falling out. They make up during the game, however.
* TragicKeepsake: The paw necklace he has used to belong to a dog he had when he was young. In ''Borderlands 2'', he wears this paw alongside a paw from another dog, Dusty, who was [[KickTheDog killed by Nisha]].
* 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]].
* 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 more restrained normally.]]

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* BadBoss: Hilariously enough, a... well, not ''heroic'', let's say protagonist example. [[spoiler:Brick constantly reminds AgentScully: One of his primary character traits in the player that while he has his gang, pretty much all of them are expendable in his mission to exterminate Hyperion, mainly for first game was doubting the fact they're completely stupid, completely crazy, or completely both. He treats Vault's existence, alongside Marcus' belief in it (and the player as potential profit) and Helena's pragmatism.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Has a strong hillbilly/Appalachian accent.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Laney joins a band of cannibals because it's
the only member of his gang place she can avoid Scooter's sexual advances. Daisy takes one listen to a love poem he genuinely respects composes for her and tells them [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide immediately commits suicide.]]]]
-->Everyone's a critic.
** He appears
to not have a thing for Fiona too. She's appropriately horrified. [[spoiler:She didn't have to worry about killing other Slabs since he does it all that for long, with him dying in Episode 4 of ''TalesFromTheBorderlands'', although you do have the time.option to have Fiona give him a LastKiss so that he dies happy.]]
* TheBerserker: With BerserkButton:
** Destroying
his Action Skill. Players who focus on Berserk when building Brick are all about exposing themselves to damage runners, "breaking his mama's girl parts," and doing way more damage right back.
* TheBigGuy: Stands
making fun of his sister's appearance.
** When he overheard Hamhock had
a staggering 7'3" one-night stand with his mom, he apparently interpreted it as him raping her and sent a group of mercenaries (one of which is built like a brickhouse.
* BigWordShout: Whenever he uses his Action Skill, he will shout one of these three every time he kills someone:
** ''"BLOOOOOOOOOD!"''
** '''"MOOOOOOOOORE!"'''
** '''''"KIIIIIIIIIILL!!!"'''''
* BloodKnight: He says so himself: you either fight like
a badass or die psycho) after him. If Moxxi is to be believed, this is apparently a regular occurrence; he is extremely overprotective of his mom and sister.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: On the surface he looks
like a bitch!
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: In 2, whatever hostile target that crosses him tends to fly quite a bit if he can punch.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Say what
harmless, awkward geek but throughout the games you want about Brick, but he loves dogs and hates anyone who would hurt one. [[spoiler:His backstory also shows find evidence that he's strongly opposed to harming children, to just as dangerous as any of the point that he killed other bandits out there, if not moreso. You never see any of it on screen, but he's not afraid to get his former gang hands dirty. He apparently buried Lucky alive after the first game and you can find one of his victims tied burnt to save them.a vending machine in the dust.
* BookDumb: Has no actual idea how anything works, but is able to fix just about anything anyway. In short, he's just about the best engineer on Pandora (Hyperion, Atlas, and all the rest of the [[MegaCorp megacorps]] included), and he does it all by ''instinct.'' In at least this respect (and indeed a few others) he's a lot like [[{{Series/Firefly}} Kaylee]], who probably didn't make it through sixth grade but can 'talk' to machines.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: His introduction in ''Tales from the Borderlands''.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Has a tiny crush on Ellie. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Awww.]] Who's his sister. [[NauseaFuel Ewww.
]]
** He calls dibs on the Siren when playing ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''. [[ShapedLikeItself Her name is Brick]] * CasanovaWannabe: Tries to woo a few girls in ''2'', fails miserably... But he [[CrazyPrepared thinks ahead enough]] to ask you to get him girly mags [[ADateWithRosiePalms in case he fails]].
* CatchPhrase: "Catch a ride!"
and she is the prettiest. [[spoiler:He also imagines himself as Maya when escaping capture in the ''+ 5 "Get you one!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He does have his moments.
-->'''Scooter:''' You's a Vault Hunter! ''(awestruck)'' That's like a ''unicorn''!
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Hell, knowing him it's probably how he's always wanted
to Punching'' short.go.]]
** In * EasilyForgiven: Zigzagged in the Pre-Sequel, [[spoiler:He's horrified when Lilith orders Athena to be executed after telling her story, telling her sequel. [[spoiler:The "Swallowed Whole" sidequest reveals that "this ain't you"]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: He and Tina are
he was planning to kill you for hacking the protagonists of Catch-A-Ride system at the ''+ 5 to Punching'' short film, which tells the story of how they captured the Hyperion spy that was being interrogated off-screen during the Assault on Dragon Keep DLC.
* DemolitionsExpert: He's the resident explosive damage expert
beginning of the game, and the only character to get boosts to elemental impact damage. In the sequel, when Mordecai asks him but instead settles for sending you on a plan dangerous mission to help the Vault Hunters get past kill a closed bridge, his natural response midget in a stalker-infested cavern. Once you make it back alive, he declares that your hacking is to "blow stuff up", and then sends the Vault Hunters to obtain explosives from a nearby bandit camp.
* DisneyDeath: Towards the end of the second game, when [[spoiler:the Hyperion barge he stole for Mordecai explodes. Except not really]].
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: One sidequest
in the Tiny Tina DLC has him "solve" a riddle when past now and he accidentally crushes the questgiver's model with his die.
* DropTheHammer: He carries around Sledge's Hammer in the second game, though he only uses it by [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throwing it as a ranged weapon]]. He also uses one in the ''+ 5 to Punching'' short [[spoiler:or at least imagines that he's using a hammer.
will definitely not kill you, probably.]]
* DumbMuscle: Subverted. While TheEngineer: Support engineer for the protagonists of both games. Seriously, moving around Pandora would be a '''BITCH''' if the player didn't have access to his Catch-A-Ride terminals. Hell, he's barely literate and has "rhino-like" strength in even the first game, come ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', he's shown to also be surprisingly eloquent and have a good mind main engineer for combat tactics and guerrilla 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 [[spoiler:''the flying city of Sanctuary''. The fact he made an effort to learn]].
* DummiedOut: His reason why he entered Pandora from the first place was to search for his [[LongLostRelative sister]]. It was only hinted in the first Borderlands, but never mentioned since in the series proper.
* 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
actually gets trusted with Berserk active, Brick will let out a maniacal, sadistic laughter that reflects the maintenance of it is testament to his BloodKnight personality. After blowing up skill]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** Like most of
the Bunker, he gives one ''terrifying'' laugh that makes you wonder if he's doing this to pay back Roland on characters, his moral compass isn't exactly the IOU, or if he's best, but he genuinely insane loves his family, as shown by how he threatens to kill you if you hurt Ellie and enjoying the slaughter.
* FriendToAllChildren: As well as getting along well
[[spoiler:killing Lucky Zaford after he slept with Tina, ''Borderlands: Origins'' reveals his backstory that [[spoiler:as part of Moxxi]].
** He has
a bandit gang, he refused to participate quest in the kidnapping Mr. Torgue DLC where he sends you to go kill a man who slept with Moxxi for all the wrong reasons. Moxxi tries to defend him by saying that it was a misunderstanding and ransoming of children of a town they attacked, to it was partially her fault that it happened. You get the point choice of either killing the guy Scooter wants you to kill, or kill the 4 other bounty hunters that he simply tosses his gun and lets himself get captured. After breaking out, he proceeds sent to punch his way through his gang and saves do the kids, getting Priscilla (his puppy) in return]].
* GeniusBruiser: Something like this; he's certainly not the complete moron players of the
job instead. (He gives you first game took him for. dibs.)
* FaceDeathWithDignity:
[[spoiler:In fact, this is so pronounced in the second game ''Tales'', upon realizing that he verges on being the OnlySaneMan, despite his 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)]]. He's also read the setting's equivalent of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the "Swordchair Trilogy."
* GoodOldFisticuffs:
** 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 not going to be able to get his hand out of the rocket in time, Scooter calmly accepts his fate and solely attacks with his fists (and tossing Sledge's hammer at unreachable enemies) as an AI-controlled ally. This is pretty much tells Fiona to save herself and the only thing team.]]
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:Three guesses what
he wants to do while yells out before he plays ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' in ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep''.
--> "I punch it!"
** Played for laughs in one conversation with Mordecai where
dies, and the latter was explaining his combat style (which first two don't count (Hint: His death involves tracking RidingTheBomb).]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Easily overlooked but qualifies. [[spoiler:He's able to keep Sanctuary flying on '''scrap metal'''
and hunting totally repairs (and can upgrade) Fiona and Sasha's totaled caravan in the space of a couple of hours at most.]]
* GreaseMonkey: Works as a mechanic. Literally covered in grease.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Failed to pull his hand out in time while trying to press a button to start ejecting an thruster about to explode on the spaceship used by the protagonists in ''TalesFromTheBorderlands''. Knowing it's far too late to do anything about it, he tells Fiona to just eject it while he's still stuck to it, and he of course explodes
with a sniper rifle). Brick comments that he got lost after Mordy had said "instead of punching".the thruster.]] The team [[spoiler: commemorates]] him by launching his satellite into space for all to see.
* HeroAntagonist: He's a lot less aggressive towards [[spoiler:Fiona]] than Mordecai is during [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'']], IdiotSavant: Scooter's not the pokiest bullet in the clip (HA! See what I did there?!), but all bets are off after she manages to stab him.
* HeroesLoveDogs: The one thing that Brick loves above all else, more than punching, explosions,
give him machinery and brutal violence? Puppies! In contrast, his personal nemesis Nisha despises puppies a box of tools and small animals, due the man can make miracles. It even seems to her own puppy nearly killing her be some sort of innate skill, since he's actually shown trouble describing ''what'' a mechanical component does, but still knows when she was a kid, he needs it and her own sadism. It's no surprise that Brick takes vicious pleasure how to put it together anyway.
** It seems to be an innate skill of his entire clan, Hodunk, as they specialized
in screwing her over.
racing vehicles and making such.
* HealingFactor: While Berserk is active.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl:
IncestIsRelative: All his crushes are related to him, at least distantly. Though considering [[ReallyGetsAround his mother]], that's not really saying much.
**
He mentions that he's raided Sawtooth Cauldron before with Tiny Tina (a 13 year old girl) on having a "brother-uncle"; clearly incest, ahem, runs in the family.
* InformedAttribute: Judging by
his back. At the end of ''Borderlands 2'', he's seen with Tiny Tina killing Bandits.
* InvulnerableKnuckles: Brick can beat alien monsters, bandits with various head gear,
signs and his satellite, he apparently works/worked for Dahl. This never comes up, and other things characters like Moxxi and Marcus seem to death be independent entrepreneurs.
** Oddly ''Tales'' reminds us of his connection to Dahl
with the satellite, but changes Old Haven (his home town) to an Atlas city originally, instead of being occupied by them later.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: His [[VideoGame/{{TalesFromTheBorderlands}} third]] EstablishingCharacterMoment in the series makes him appear to have enough MediumAwareness to know about game's RunningGag character intros. [[spoiler:Too bad Fiona is weirded out by this.]]
* MadLibsCatchphrase: He tends to replace "ride" with whatever is relevant with the current topic sometimes, such as "Catch-a-Familial-Reconciliation!". This got so bad that he somehow convinced Marcus to say "Catch-a-Gun!" in one of
his bare hands and not bat an eye. He even regenerates while he does it.vending machines.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Tiny Tina over their loves {{Metaphorgotten}}: He makes quite a few of explosions these.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. He claims to be named after his sister.
* RidingTheBomb: [[spoiler: He goes to his death bellowing his catchphrase, as a faulty booster rocket about to explode heads down to Pandora.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Lucky.
-->'''Scooter:''' Lucky's an old buddy of mine --
and by old buddy I mean "asshole what ruined my momma's girl parts". Sounds like he's in trouble so you go on ahead and try and keep him alive long enough so I can kill him at a later occasion.
** He reveals that he was successful in
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 General Knoxx DLC. He ''told'' you he tried was gonna do it.
** It goes on
to join]].
* LaughingMad: When he uses his Action Skill. See EvilLaugh above.
* LegacyCharacter: Its implied he's becoming something like this to
be the bandit lords from the first game. Took took up Sledge's sledgehammer, it's implied he lost a toe to Fiona's derringer, and central conflict of course he becomes a (more benevolent) bandit lord himself by the second game.
* LightningBruiser: Brick can dash across entire rooms in a blink of an eye, shrug off massive damage, and hit both fast and hard, not to mention stunlock anyone he hits for more hitting.
* NiceGuy:
** Ironically, despite being a huge BloodKnight and one
clan rivalry as well. Lucky was part of the least moral Vault Hunters, he's one Zaford clan and Scooter was formerly part of the softest character you could count on after the first game, arguably toe-to-toe with [[TheWonka Mister Torgue]] himself.
** Saved a spot in this trope after: sporting an [[spoiler:entire [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores army of bandits]] under a single banner]], [[spoiler:trying to spare Athena from Lilith's {{Angrish}} in the Pre-Sequel]] and become Tina's adopted older brother in the series.
* TheNicknamer: In the second game, he always refers to the player as "Slab". In addition, he refers to Mordecai as "Mordy".
* NobleTopEnforcer: Becomes this for Lilith following Roland's death. Lilith is addicted to eridium and 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? He ''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. The one difference is that Brick has standards.
* OnlyOneName: He doesn't seem to have a last name, and if the prequels comics were any indication, there's a possibility he didn't know his own name, simply handing Lilith and Mordecai a brick when asked to introduce himself.
* OnlySaneMan: Surprisingly enough, turns out to be this for the first Vault Hunters after [[spoiler: Roland is killed by Jack]]. Mordecai is DrowningHisSorrows and feels sullen even 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''.
* PipePain: His melee weapon outside of Berserk. In the sequel, he seems to have replaced it with [[spoiler:Sledge's hammer]], though he isn't seen actually using it.
* 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. 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 lesser bandits in seconds and locking down badasses to take them down while they can't fight back.
* TheRealMan: As an RPG player, he's just as enthusiastic about combat as he is in actual life. More specifically, [[GoodOldFisticuffs punching]]. Unfortunately, he tends to roll initiative when it comes to diplomacy, which causes more problems than it solves. He seems to be pretty terrible when it comes to actual roleplaying since [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IOWt96JCS0#t=139 cut dialog]] indicates that when he does actually try to roleplay, it simply results in the various characters imitating him.
* 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]].
Hodunk.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His reaction to [[spoiler:Roland's death]]: Kill [[spoiler:Jack]], his associates, his friends, his FAMILY -- EVERYONE HE'S EVER MET! WE SKIN 'EM WITH THEIR OWN ''GODDAMN'' TEETH!
* 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.
-->'''Mordecai''': He's screaming again, isn't he?
* 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, 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'', if you jump off the Buzzard's Nest, he says that to you in his own way.
-->'''Brick:''' Slab, did you... did you just jump off the Buzzard's Nest? God''damn'', you make me proud!
* SuddenlyVoiced: Brick could already speak, but it was often monosyllabic, almost HulkSpeak chatter. In ''2'', he talks normally.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He believes that his Slabs are all incredibly dumb and 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.
* TranquilFury: Despite how badly Nisha broke him, his orders for you to utterly fuck up her operations in Lynchwood, declare war on its inhabitants and end her overly brutal rule is spoken with only a hint of murderous rage, but nothing more.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Despite being a founding member of the Crimson Raiders, Roland disagreed with his overtly brutal methods and the two had a falling out. They make up during the game, however.
* TragicKeepsake: The paw necklace he has used to belong to a dog he had when he was young. In ''Borderlands 2'', he wears this paw alongside a paw from another dog, Dusty, who was [[KickTheDog killed by Nisha]].
* 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]].
* 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 more restrained normally.]]



!!Supporting [=NPC=]s

[[folder:Claptrap]]

See: ''Characters/BorderlandsThePreSequel''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Zed]]
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!Dr. Zed Blanco
!!''Do No Harm''
->Voiced by Ric Spiegel

A "doctor" who lived in Fyrestone in the first game, Zed is a helpful healer who supplies most of the planet with medicine through his vending machines, despite the fact that his license to practice was revoked.

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!!Supporting [=NPC=]s

[[folder:Claptrap]]

See: ''Characters/BorderlandsThePreSequel''

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Zed]]
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!Dr. Zed Blanco
!!''Do No Harm''
[[folder:Helena Pierce]]
!Helena Pierce
->Voiced by Ric Spiegel

A "doctor" who lived in Fyrestone
Sue Birch

The mayor of New Haven
in the first game, Zed is she became a helpful healer who supplies most of lieutenant in the planet with medicine through his vending machines, despite the fact that his license to practice was revoked.Crimson Raiders when Hyperion moved in. She is strict and no-nonsense, but also fair and reasonable.



* AnAxeToGrind: He uses a psycho axe a few times.
* BackAlleyDoctor: Zed lost his license long ago. It's not clear if he lost it due to insanity (especially considering Doc Mercy the lunatic laser-wielding bandit still has a license) or some other reason, but he still has an honest, if screwed-up, desire to heal people.
* MadScientist: Shows hints of this in the second game. He actually creates skag/rakk hybrids ("skrakk") and a psycho/spiderant hybrid ("Spycho") at one point, for no reason he's willing to divulge.
* MeatGrinderSurgery: He even has a quest where you assist him with this in the second game. You make the first incision with your melee attack, which kills the patient instantly. Of course, the "patient" in question was a Hyperion agent threatening everyone nearby with death and evidentially had to be restrained, so he's not that upset.
* NeverMyFault: Denies all responsibility for his experiments getting out of control on the technicality that you're the one who went through with helping him in the first place.
-->'''Zed:''' You know, when you really think about it, this all ''your'' fault.
* NiceGuy[=/=] OnlySaneMan: To an extent -- slightly less so in the sequel, if his shades of MadScientist are anything to go by. He's still more or less the most morally upstanding member of the supporting cast, not counting Helena Pierce [[spoiler: who's no longer alive by the time the sequel takes place]].
* RunningGag: His lack of a medical license becomes one in the second game.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: He overhandedly denies having any involvement when you return with a bunch of skag and rakk organs for his experiments.
-->'''Zed:''' (acting disgusted) EWWWW! What are you handing me all these organs for? Here, please take this pile of money as a sign of my disgust!

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* AnAxeToGrind: He uses ArtificialLimb: Has a psycho axe a few times.
mechanical left arm.
* BackAlleyDoctor: Zed lost his license long ago. GoodScarsEvilScars: The left side of her face is severely scarred and she appears to be blind in that eye. It's not clear if he lost it revealed in ''2'' that this is due to insanity (especially considering Doc Mercy the lunatic laser-wielding bandit still has her husband giving her a license) or some other reason, but he still has an honest, if screwed-up, desire to heal people.
* MadScientist: Shows hints of this in the second game. He actually creates skag/rakk hybrids ("skrakk") and a psycho/spiderant hybrid ("Spycho") at one point, for no reason he's willing to divulge.
* MeatGrinderSurgery: He even has a quest where you assist him with this in the second game. You make the first incision with your melee attack,
skag pearl ring, which kills the patient instantly. Of course, the "patient" in question was a Hyperion agent threatening everyone nearby with death and evidentially had to be restrained, so he's not released pheromones that upset.
attracted hungry skags.
* NeverMyFault: Denies all responsibility AFatherToHisMen: She cares greatly for his experiments getting out of control on the technicality that you're the one who went through with helping him citizens of New Haven in the first place.
-->'''Zed:''' You know, when you really think about it, this all ''your'' fault.
game.
* NiceGuy[=/=] OnlySaneMan: To an extent -- slightly less so Most of Pandora has adopted a mixture of selfishness and insanity in the sequel, if his shades face of MadScientist are anything to go by. He's its harshness, but she still more or less tries to keep the most morally upstanding member vestiges of civilization alive.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: All she ever asks
the supporting cast, not counting Helena Pierce [[spoiler: who's no longer alive by Vault Hunters to do is fix the time messes they make and help her people out.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: An early sidequest in
the sequel takes place]].
* RunningGag: His lack of a medical license becomes one in
has you hunt down ECHO recordings to learn her fate at the second game.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: He overhandedly denies having any involvement when you return with a bunch
behest of skag and rakk organs for his experiments.
-->'''Zed:''' (acting disgusted) EWWWW! What are you handing me all these organs for? Here, please take this pile of money
Sir Hammerlock. Apparently she had joined the resistance against Hyperion, only to be KilledOffForReal by Handsome Jack himself.
* TwoFaced: Though it's not so much a reflection on her personality (she's a tough-but-fair ReasonableAuthorityFigure)
as a sign of my disgust!
how tough life on Pandora is.



[[folder:Moxxi]]
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!Mad Moxxi
!!''Looks CAN kill''
->Voiced by Creator/BrinaPalencia

The buxom and drop-dead gorgeous mother of Scooter and Ellie, who was introduced in the DLC of her name in the first game. By the second, her Colosseum has been destroyed, so she tends her bar in Sanctuary.

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[[folder:Moxxi]]
[[folder:TK Baha]]
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!Mad Moxxi
!!''Looks CAN kill''
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! Teddy "TK" Baha
->Voiced by Creator/BrinaPalencia

The buxom and drop-dead gorgeous mother
David Eddings

One
of Scooter and Ellie, who was introduced in the DLC of her name in the first game. By characters the second, her Colosseum has been destroyed, so she tends her bar in Sanctuary.first Vault Hunters meet, TK is a blind hermit with a weird sense of humor and a shotgun.



* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Seriously, would you be able to tell she has two grown-up children by looking at her?!
* AccentRelapse[=/=]OohMeAccentsSlipping: In ''2'', if you place money in her Tip Jar, she'll occasionally start talking about her old clan. Partway through, she starts slipping into the same redneck accent her children use, before berating herself for it.
** The Pre-Sequel shows that she drops her accent when she's alone tinkering and is very sensitive about being caught off-character, threatening the Vault Hunters with getting Scooter to bury them in a shallow grave.
* AliceAllusion: Her outfit (specifically her hat) and personality remind one of the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.
* AnythingThatMoves:
** Flirts with the player character regardless of gender (or possibly ''species'', in Zer0's case).
** Which makes it funnier when the one thing she rejects is Claptrap, which she made very clear that whatever love she has for him, it's platonic.
* BerserkButton: ''No-one'' threatens her in her own bar.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: Jack]] found this out the hard way in the Pre-Sequel.
* BiTheWay: Flirts with the player regardless of gender, and beside her three former husbands, she has mentioned that she had several female lovers.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: While her actions on Pandora are already questionable at best while tainted white in Borderlands 2, yet [[MaleGaze nobody seemed to care anyway]], it gets darker when she [[spoiler:tries to kill Jack and his hired Vault Hunters by blowing the Eye of Helios while the space station in question is filled with innocent civilians and repenting Dahl soldiers all out of fear that Jack may become a threat to them.]]
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Meta example: Moxxi is one of the most popular characters to cosplay as, to the point that she was one of the Pre-Sequel characters aside from the main characters that had a cosplay guide released.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Invoked. After saying "No one eats my girlfriends but me" in reference to an ex-girlfriend cannibal who literally ate one of her female lovers, this causes her to quickly apologize and throw up in her mouth. Doubles as NotSoStoic after she reveals her puns are a defense mechanism.
* DoubleEntendre:
** She definitely likes to use them on occasion.
---> '''Moxxi:''' You should be able to see the prison now. It used to be an island in the ancient sea. Now it's Mr. Shank's own personal male stabbing machine -- ThatsWhatSheSaid!
** Her tip jar has a sign above it that reads "Insert your tip", and she reprogrammed a Hyperion loader to speak in little ''but'' sexual innuendos. And named it [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Innuendobot 5000]].
** In the sequel, she gets so angry at Mordecai that she can't think of any sexual innuendos.
** In the ''Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage'' DLC, she claims the innuendo thing is a coping mechanism for the horrors of Pandora. And considering what a CrapsackWorld the planet is, well...
** In ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' she basically drops a pile of innuendo at Zer0, who [[NotDistractedByTheSexy doesn't give a damn about it]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Almost every woman in Sanctuary will ask you if Moxxi said anything about them. And if you bought the DLC content, ''even [[PirateGirl Captain Scarlett]]''. Fan fiction, ho!
* FanserviceWithASmile: As if her default outfit wasn't revealing enough, Moxxi wears a typical medieval bar wench outfit + tight corset in Tiny Tina's ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' campaign. Being in a fantasy setting, she reflects upon this awareness and comments that she's surprised that Tina didn't make her outfit even more revealing than it is. Totally not what she was expecting.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Formerly a member of the Hodunk clan along with Scooter and Ellie before eventually leaving them. Despite being contemptuous of them in the main game, she attempts to settle their feud with the Zafords peacefully through marriage of two of their Goliaths in the ''Wedding Day Massacre'' DLC, with understandably disastrous results.
* GagBoobs: Sports the biggest pair out of all the female characters in the entire series. Handsome Jack even refers to her as "Ol' Balloon Tits".
* {{Gainaxing}}: Especially evident in her intro cutscenes for ''Secret Armory'' and ''Campaign of Carnage''.
* GemEncrusted: According to Episode 4 of Claptrap's web series, Moxxi drinks "diamond flavored water". Don't ask us how that works.
* GenkiGirl: Whatever else you say about her, she is ''extremely'' enthusiastic about what she does in the Underdome.
* GladiatorSubquest: She runs the various arena tournaments of Pandora. In the second game, she's the one behind the Circles of Slaughter and hopes to take Torgue's tournament as her own.
* GoldDigger: She spared her last ex, because he was good with money (and his hands). She later dated Handsome Jack, until he got too overprotective and she broke up with him. He then proceeded to destroy the Underdome.
* GoodGuyBar:
** Owns one in every game in the series. In ''Borderlands 2'', she was forced to move to Sanctuary, but business is not booming and she literally has a tip jar.
** She opens another one in the Badass Crater of Badassitude.
** She runs "Moxxi's Tavern" in Tina's campaign. Being aware that she's being used as an NPC in her game, she comments that she's surprised that the uniform Tina put her in is ''not'' even more revealing than she expected.
** She also runs a bar on Elpis. She mostly stays away from it because Janey Springs uses it as an excuse to "accidentally" run into her.
* HiddenDepths: She's got a few. She admits in ''2'' that her constant innuendos are a defense mechanism, while in the Pre-Sequel it turns out that she's actually a mechanic nearly as good as her children (and with an equally thick accent), but she finds this embarrassing. Near the end of the game, she [[spoiler:helps Lilith and Roland try to kill Jack]], which would have instantly smoothed over her problems with Mordecai if she had ever told him.
-->'''Lilith:''' Moxxi's got layers, like an onion made of boobs.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: One of the reasons she dumped Mordecai for [[spoiler:Jack]]. Her relationships with Mr. Shank and Motor Momma could also qualify. Though it turns out that [[spoiler: she dumped Jack because she could tell he was a psychopath underneath his nice-guy exterior, and was proven right]].
* ICallItVera: Has a personal revolver by the name of Rubi. In the second game, she offers it as a reward if the player collects Rakk Ale for her rather than Mordecai.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Tiny Tina, although theirs is of the VitriolicBestBuds variety.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Invoked upon herself. When she asks you to go clean up some graffiti, she says that ''most'' of it isn't true.
* MamaBear: See ScrewThisImOuttaHere below.
** When talking about Motor Mama, she gets uncharacteristically pissed off when telling you that she (Motor) eats her own kids.
** In the ''Wedding Day Massacre'' DLC, she is incredibly uncomfortable with the idea of kidnapping a baby to make a love potion and horrified at the idea of actually tossing it into the concoction. Even after the recipe simply calls for making the baby cry, she's still disappointed at both herself and the Vault Hunters, noting that it's not something heroes should be doing.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:In the Pre-Sequel, she tricks Jack and his Vault Hunters into destroying the Destroyer's eye in an attempt to kill them. Had Jack and his goons not decided to activate the sequence remotely, she would have succeeded in the latter]] Brick and Mordecai are actually impressed at how crafty she is.
* MyBelovedSmother: Towards Ellie. She does not like the fact that Ellie intentionally puts herself in danger by being involved with her old clan and constantly bothers her about not caring about her appearance.
* MsFanservice: If her appearance, clothing, and... top-heaviness don't emphasize the point enough, her constant innuendo and sensual voice will do the trick.
* NiceHat: Her top hat, a wink to her role as the ringmaster of the various, circus-like bloodsports she hosts.
* TheNicknamer: She tends to address the players as "Sugar".
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's old enough to have two known kids of adult age.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Moxxi hates when anyone sees her out of character, threatening anyone who learns that she enjoys tinkering and slips back into her redneck accent in her off time with a shallow grave provided by Scooter. During the assault on the Hyperion moon base to recover the Eye of Helios from Dahl forces, Moxxi is so focused on giving her technical know-how to the Vault Hunters, that when Lilith finds a chance to slip in a "ThatsWhatSheSaid" to one of Moxxi's unintentional innuendos, she barks back to her to focus on the mission.
* OnlySaneWoman: In '''MR. TORGUE'S CAMPAIGN OF CARNAGE!''' anyway. Of course, for much of the DLC she's between Tiny Tina (a CreepyChild obsessed with StuffBlowingUp) and Mr. Torgue (a musclebound PsychopathicManchild ''also'' obsessed with StuffBlowingUp), so she may seem saner in comparison.
* PeekABangs: She always has one lock of hair covering her right eye.
* ReallyGetsAround:
** "Hot dog down a skag den, y'know what I'm sayin?", and this comment is coming from her own son.
** Apparently she even sleeps with bandits if the graffiti she makes you erase is to be believed.
** So far, we know she's had three husbands (an unknown first husband, Mr. Shank, and Marcus) and possibly had more between games, has had many lovers which have given her kids (Scooter, Ellie, and two more unnamed ones), had sex with Lucky, and she used to date Mordecai, whom she dumped for [[spoiler:Handsome Jack]], of all people. So, yeah, she really seems to enjoy being on her back a lot. It was also revealed she used to date Motor Momma.
** Might add Mr. Torgue to the list, [[ShipTease considering how they act]] in the ''Campaign of Carnage'' DLC. In the ''Wattle Gobbler'' DLC, Torgue even proclaims that he's willing to work for her "Pro-Boner".
** If every NPC that asks "Has Moxxi said anything about me?" is implying that they had a one-night stand, then you can add the populations of Sanctuary, Overlook, Concordia, and the ''Hyperion Moon Base'', as well as Captain Scarlett and ''Zombie TK Baha'' to the list.
* RetiredBadass: According to her, there was a time when she was a skilled fighter and would be in the front lines alongside other Crimson Raiders.
* {{Revenge}}: She desires it on Jack for the destruction of her Underdome, so she sends the Vault Hunters on a quest to flood Jack's under-construction version.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When her clan leader ordered Moxxi to kill someone or have her daughter be turned into the clan wife, she responded by killing the asshole and taking both Scooter and Ellie out of the clan.
* SexIsViolence: Moxxi gets ''really'' excited watching the Vault Hunters fight in the Underdome.
-->'''Moxxi:''' More! More! MORE!
* StepfordSmiler: All of her innuendos are defense mechanisms. She admits to this after becoming disgusted with herself for telling the Vault Hunters "No one eats my girlfriends but me!" when talking about [[FatBastard Motor]] [[ImAHumanitarian Momma]].
* TeenPregnancy: Considering the ages of Scooter and Ellie, it's implied that Moxxi give birth to all four children the moment she started menstruating. Or she's [[OlderThanTheyLook older than she looks]].
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Her entire sexy image is crafted so that her enemies will underestimate her because of her appearance. She gave the same advice to Marcus when they were married, only in his case it was to gain weight.
* UnkemptBeauty: She's still hot when she's out of character [[WrenchWench and covered in engine grease]].
-->'''"Jack":''' ''Wow'', you're even prettier without makeup. That's just...so terrible...
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: She keeps her ''submachine guns'' and her booze tucked inside her ample cleavage.
* WrenchWench: ''The Pre-Sequel!'' shows that in her private time, she's a mechanic like her kids. Unlike her kids, she's very self-conscious about being caught tinkering since she also reverts to her Hodunk accent. Also unlike her kids, she shows more aptitude in electronics than mechanics, and she ''does'' have the technical vocabulary and knowledge to explain it, rather than just an intuitive grasp of machines. She's mechanically adept enough to reprogram a loader to speak only in innuendo (though the robot in question absolutely loathed it) as well as being able to [[spoiler:sabotage Jack's superweapon]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: On her right leg. The other sports a fishnet stocking.

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Seriously, would you be able to tell she has two grown-up children by looking at her?!
* AccentRelapse[=/=]OohMeAccentsSlipping: In ''2'', if you place money in her Tip Jar, she'll occasionally start talking about her old clan. Partway through, she starts slipping into
ADayInTheLimelight: He's the same redneck accent her children use, before berating herself for it.
** The Pre-Sequel shows that she drops her accent when she's alone tinkering and is very sensitive about being caught off-character, threatening the Vault Hunters with getting Scooter to bury them in a shallow grave.
* AliceAllusion: Her outfit (specifically her hat) and personality remind one of the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.
* AnythingThatMoves:
** Flirts with the player
title character regardless of gender (or possibly ''species'', in Zer0's case).
** Which makes it funnier when
the one thing she rejects is Claptrap, which she made very clear that whatever love she has for him, it's platonic.
* BerserkButton: ''No-one'' threatens her in her own bar.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: Jack]] found this out the hard way in the Pre-Sequel.
* BiTheWay: Flirts with the player regardless of gender, and beside her three former husbands, she has mentioned that she had several female lovers.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: While her actions on Pandora are already questionable at best while tainted white in
Borderlands 2, yet [[MaleGaze nobody seemed to care anyway]], it gets darker when she [[spoiler:tries to kill Jack and his hired Vault Hunters by blowing 2 DLC ''Zombie TK's Bloody Harvest''.
* CameBackWrong: In
the Eye "Zombie Island of Helios while the space station in question is filled with innocent civilians and repenting Dahl soldiers all out of fear that Jack may Dr. Ned" DLC, he has become a threat zombie. He doesn't attack the player, though, he just sits in his shack rambling about brains.
* CanonDiscontinuity: InUniverse, he's [[MediumAwareness blatantly aware]] that he was killed off in the main story in the first game, and only comes back as a zombie in DLC. In ''Zombie TK's Bloody Harvest'', he mentions that he thought about moving
to them.Sanctuary, but he didn't want to break canon.
* CoolOldGuy: The player characters like him so much that [[spoiler:they bring him brains when they find him as a zombie.
]]
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Meta example: Moxxi is one CoolShades: Likely worn as a result of the most popular characters to cosplay as, to the point that she was one of the Pre-Sequel characters aside from the main characters that had a cosplay guide released.
his blindness.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Invoked. After saying "No one eats my girlfriends but me" in reference to an ex-girlfriend cannibal who literally ate one of her female lovers, this causes her to quickly apologize and throw up in her mouth. Doubles as NotSoStoic after she TheExile: ''Borderlands 2'' reveals that he was more or less forced to move to Pandora after Hyperion sent assassins after him in an attempt to steal his weapon designs. Were it not for Blake tipping him off and suggesting him to move, he wouldn't even be alive. Er, undead. Whatever.
* HandicappedBadass: Implied to be one. [[spoiler:Doesn't save him.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The Borderlands 2 DLC "Zombie TK's Bloody Harvest" sees the return of TK as a friendly zombie.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Unlike the other zombies, he doesn't attack the Vault Hunters, instead choosing to sit in his shack happily rambling about how much he loves brains -- quite possibly a result of dying ''before'' being exposed to the zombie virus.
* ThePollyanna: He was the target of Hyperion assassins, forced to relocate to [[DeathWorld Pandora]], lost his wife to Scar, before losing his sight and leg to the same skag. None of this stops him from being possibly the cheeriest, friendliest person the Vault Hunters come across. He's still just as cheery [[spoiler:as a zombie.]]
-->"I maybe a blind crippled widower, but that don't mean all's lost!"
* PottyFailure: "I uh, I hate to send you away, you're great company and all... but I, [[TooMuchInformation I gotta go take a dump]]. I gotta take a dump somethin' awful! Somethin' real awful! Oh.. never mind... [[ToiletHumor it's all gone now]]."
* {{Revenge}}: He desires it against a skag named Scar for killing his wife, blinding him, and eating his leg.
** In the sequel, his niece Una wishes to avenge
her puns uncle by hiring the Vault Hunters to find evidence of how Hyperion planned to steal his weapon designs.
* RunningGag: He has an obsession with the phrase [[Series/ThePrisoner "Be seeing you"]], as he uses it as an ironic joke at the expense of his blindness.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: [[spoiler:Braaaaaaaaaaains!]]
* TemptingFate: In Borderlands 2 you
are a defense mechanism.tasked with retrieving his Echo Logs to find something incriminating against Hyperion. The last one ends with him noting that bandits showed up outside, but it can't possibly go wrong. Anyone who played the original Borderlands knows exactly what happens to him.
* DoubleEntendre:
** She definitely likes to use them on occasion.
---> '''Moxxi:''' You should be able to see the prison now. It used to be an island in the ancient sea. Now it's Mr. Shank's own personal male stabbing machine -- ThatsWhatSheSaid!
** Her tip jar has a sign above it that reads "Insert your tip", and she reprogrammed a Hyperion loader to speak in little ''but'' sexual innuendos. And named it [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Innuendobot 5000]].
** In the sequel, she gets so angry at Mordecai that she can't think of any sexual innuendos.
** In the ''Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage'' DLC, she claims the innuendo thing is a coping mechanism for the horrors of Pandora. And considering what a CrapsackWorld the planet is, well...
** In ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' she basically drops a pile of innuendo at Zer0, who [[NotDistractedByTheSexy doesn't give a damn about it]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Almost every woman in Sanctuary will ask you if Moxxi said anything about them. And if you bought the DLC content, ''even [[PirateGirl Captain Scarlett]]''. Fan fiction, ho!
* FanserviceWithASmile: As if her default outfit wasn't revealing enough, Moxxi wears a typical medieval bar wench outfit + tight corset in Tiny Tina's ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' campaign. Being in a fantasy setting, she reflects upon this awareness and comments that she's surprised that Tina didn't make her outfit even more revealing than it is. Totally not what she was expecting.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Formerly a member of the Hodunk clan along with Scooter and Ellie before eventually leaving them. Despite being contemptuous of them in the main game, she attempts to settle their feud with the Zafords peacefully through marriage of two of their Goliaths in the ''Wedding Day Massacre'' DLC, with understandably disastrous results.
* GagBoobs: Sports the biggest pair out of all the female characters in the entire series. Handsome Jack even refers to her as "Ol' Balloon Tits".
* {{Gainaxing}}: Especially evident in her intro cutscenes for ''Secret Armory'' and ''Campaign of Carnage''.
* GemEncrusted: According to Episode 4 of Claptrap's web series, Moxxi drinks "diamond flavored water". Don't ask us how that works.
* GenkiGirl: Whatever else you say about her, she is ''extremely'' enthusiastic about what she does in the Underdome.
* GladiatorSubquest: She runs the various arena tournaments of Pandora. In the second game, she's the one behind the Circles of Slaughter and hopes to take Torgue's tournament as her own.
* GoldDigger: She spared her last ex, because he was good with money (and his hands). She later dated Handsome Jack, until he got too overprotective and she broke up with him. He then proceeded to destroy the Underdome.
* GoodGuyBar:
** Owns one in every game in the series. In ''Borderlands 2'', she was forced to move to Sanctuary, but business is not booming and she literally has a tip jar.
** She opens another one in the Badass Crater of Badassitude.
** She runs "Moxxi's Tavern" in Tina's campaign. Being aware that she's being used as an NPC in her game, she comments that she's surprised that the uniform Tina put her in is ''not'' even more revealing than she expected.
** She also runs a bar on Elpis. She mostly stays away from it because Janey Springs uses it as an excuse to "accidentally" run into her.
* HiddenDepths: She's got a few. She admits in ''2'' that her constant innuendos are a defense mechanism, while in the Pre-Sequel it turns out that she's actually a mechanic nearly as good as her children (and with an equally thick accent), but she finds this embarrassing. Near the end of the game, she [[spoiler:helps Lilith and Roland try to kill Jack]], which would have instantly smoothed over her problems with Mordecai if she had ever told him.
-->'''Lilith:''' Moxxi's got layers, like an onion made of boobs.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: One of the reasons she dumped Mordecai for [[spoiler:Jack]]. Her relationships with Mr. Shank and Motor Momma could also qualify. Though it turns out that [[spoiler: she dumped Jack because she could tell he was a psychopath underneath his nice-guy exterior, and was proven right]].
* ICallItVera: Has a personal revolver by the name of Rubi. In the second game, she offers it as a reward if the player collects Rakk Ale for her rather than Mordecai.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Tiny Tina, although theirs is of the VitriolicBestBuds variety.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Invoked upon herself. When she asks you to go clean up some graffiti, she says that ''most'' of it isn't true.
* MamaBear: See ScrewThisImOuttaHere below.
** When talking about Motor Mama, she gets uncharacteristically pissed off when telling you that she (Motor) eats her own kids.
** In the ''Wedding Day Massacre'' DLC, she is incredibly uncomfortable with the idea of kidnapping a baby to make a love potion and horrified at the idea of actually tossing it into the concoction. Even after the recipe simply calls for making the baby cry, she's still disappointed at both herself and the Vault Hunters, noting that it's not something heroes should be doing.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:In the Pre-Sequel, she tricks Jack and his Vault Hunters into destroying the Destroyer's eye in an attempt to kill them. Had Jack and his goons not decided to activate the sequence remotely, she would have succeeded in the latter]] Brick and Mordecai are actually impressed at how crafty she is.
* MyBelovedSmother: Towards Ellie. She does not like the fact that Ellie intentionally puts herself in danger by being involved with her old clan and constantly bothers her about not caring about her appearance.
* MsFanservice: If her appearance, clothing, and... top-heaviness don't emphasize the point enough, her constant innuendo and sensual voice will do the trick.
* NiceHat: Her top hat, a wink to her role as the ringmaster of the various, circus-like bloodsports she hosts.
* TheNicknamer: She tends to address the players as "Sugar".
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's old enough to have two known kids of adult age.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Moxxi hates when anyone sees her out of character, threatening anyone who learns that she enjoys tinkering and slips back into her redneck accent in her off time with a shallow grave provided by Scooter. During the assault on the Hyperion moon base to recover the Eye of Helios from Dahl forces, Moxxi is so focused on giving her technical know-how to the Vault Hunters, that when Lilith finds a chance to slip in a "ThatsWhatSheSaid" to one of Moxxi's unintentional innuendos, she barks back to her to focus on the mission.
* OnlySaneWoman: In '''MR. TORGUE'S CAMPAIGN OF CARNAGE!''' anyway. Of course, for much of the DLC she's between Tiny Tina (a CreepyChild obsessed with StuffBlowingUp) and Mr. Torgue (a musclebound PsychopathicManchild ''also'' obsessed with StuffBlowingUp), so she may seem saner in comparison.
* PeekABangs: She always has one lock of hair covering her right eye.
* ReallyGetsAround:
** "Hot dog down a skag den, y'know what I'm sayin?", and this comment is coming from her own son.
** Apparently she even sleeps with bandits if the graffiti she makes you erase is to be believed.
** So far, we know she's had three husbands (an unknown first husband, Mr. Shank, and Marcus) and possibly had more between games, has had many lovers which have given her kids (Scooter, Ellie, and two more unnamed ones), had sex with Lucky, and she used to date Mordecai, whom she dumped for [[spoiler:Handsome Jack]], of all people. So, yeah, she really seems to enjoy being on her back a lot. It was also revealed she used to date Motor Momma.
** Might add Mr. Torgue to the list, [[ShipTease considering how they act]] in the ''Campaign of Carnage'' DLC. In the ''Wattle Gobbler'' DLC, Torgue even proclaims that he's willing to work for her "Pro-Boner".
** If every NPC that asks "Has Moxxi said anything about me?" is implying that they had a one-night stand, then you can add the populations of Sanctuary, Overlook, Concordia, and the ''Hyperion Moon Base'', as well as Captain Scarlett and ''Zombie TK Baha'' to the list.
* RetiredBadass: According to her, there was a time when she was a skilled fighter and would be in the front lines alongside other Crimson Raiders.
* {{Revenge}}: She desires it on Jack for the destruction of her Underdome, so she sends the Vault Hunters on a quest to flood Jack's under-construction version.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When her clan leader ordered Moxxi to kill someone or have her daughter be turned into the clan wife, she responded by killing the asshole and taking both Scooter and Ellie out of the clan.
* SexIsViolence: Moxxi gets ''really'' excited watching the Vault Hunters fight in the Underdome.
-->'''Moxxi:''' More! More! MORE!
* StepfordSmiler: All of her innuendos are defense mechanisms. She admits to this after becoming disgusted with herself for telling the Vault Hunters "No one eats my girlfriends but me!" when talking about [[FatBastard Motor]] [[ImAHumanitarian Momma]].
* TeenPregnancy: Considering the ages of Scooter and Ellie, it's implied that Moxxi give birth to all four children the moment she started menstruating. Or she's [[OlderThanTheyLook older than she looks]].
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Her entire sexy image is crafted so that her enemies will underestimate her because of her appearance. She gave the same advice to Marcus when they were married, only in his case it was to gain weight.
* UnkemptBeauty: She's still hot when she's out of character [[WrenchWench and covered in engine grease]].
-->'''"Jack":''' ''Wow'', you're even prettier without makeup. That's just...so terrible...
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: She keeps her ''submachine guns'' and her booze tucked inside her ample cleavage.
* WrenchWench: ''The Pre-Sequel!'' shows that in her private time, she's a mechanic like her kids. Unlike her kids, she's very self-conscious about being caught tinkering since she also reverts to her Hodunk accent. Also unlike her kids, she shows more aptitude in electronics than mechanics, and she ''does'' have the technical vocabulary and knowledge to explain it, rather than just an intuitive grasp of machines. She's mechanically adept enough to reprogram a loader to speak only in innuendo (though the robot in question absolutely loathed it) as well as being able to [[spoiler:sabotage Jack's superweapon]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: On her right leg. The other sports a fishnet stocking.



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!Marcus Kincaid V
!!''No Refunds!''
->Voiced by Bruce [=DuBose=]

The friendly, helpful, extremely amoral arms dealer who narrates the beginning of each game. He likes killing his competition.

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[[folder:Marcus]]
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!Marcus Kincaid V
!!''No Refunds!''
[[folder:Crazy Earl]]
!Crazy Earl
!!''Buy somethin' or get outta my face!''
->Voiced by Bruce [=DuBose=]

Randy Pitchford

The friendly, helpful, extremely amoral arms dealer who narrates owner of a scrapyard, Crazy Earl is angrily antisocial, but moves to Sanctuary to run the beginning of each game. He likes killing his competition.black market in the second game.



* ArmsDealer: For the entire planet, it seems.
* TheBarnum: In the second game, he convinces a random nerd by the name of Kai that he is TheChosenOne just so he could sell him a gun for $2,000,000.
* BerserkButton: Don't ask Marcus for refunds. And God help you if you steal from him.
* CasanovaWannabe: Has the Vault Hunters collect skag musk glands and rakk hive ambergris for him in ''Claptrap's New Robot Robolution'' so he can make a powerful cologne. It doesn't work.
* ChildHater: Despite children being the ones he tells stories to, Marcus is at best contemptuous of them.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Has no problem hiring the Vault Hunters to eliminate his competition.
** Or with convincing a gullible new arrival that he is The Chosen One, foretold by prophecy, in order to sell him a gun.
*** And then he sends the player to recover the gun so can resell it when [[spoiler:the "Chosen One" ends up getting killed.]]
** "You won't find better merchandise from anyone else! I've made sure of ''that''."
*** "If you shop anywhere else, I'll have you killed!"
** He'll even have you test elemental weapons on live targets, with titles like "Shoplifter" or "Competitor."
** He's not above selling to the Crimson Raiders' enemies, including the Bloodshot bandits (who worship him as "The Gunbringer").
** In his EstablishingCharacterMoment for the second game, a customer tries to get a refund for a gun he claims is faulty. Marcus callously demonstrates the gun's reliability by shooting the customer in the leg with it.
-->'''Marcus''': Seems to work fine to me.
-->'''Customer''': ''(agonized screaming)''
** In the Mercenary Day DLC, Marcus reveals he doesn't like selling guns to the people of Gingerton because they'll just give them away for free. Later on, [[spoiler:he attempts to steal back the guns he sold them so he can keep both his money ''and'' his merchandise.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Marcus likes to use people who shoplift from him as targets in his shooting range. People who ask him for refunds often find themselves shot in the kneecap with the gun they're trying to return.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Marcus may be greedy and willing to kill his rivals, but Handsome Jack's wanton disregard for life is too much even for him.
* FamousLastWords: After getting [[NotQuiteDead shot in the back twice]]:
-->'''Marcus:''' If it took more than one shot, then you weren't using a Jakobs.
%%* GoldTooth
* {{Identical Ancestor}}s: Throughout the games are portraits of what seem to be Marcus' ancestors, all of them named Marcus Kinkaid and all of them identical save for either different hats or hair.
* InVinoVeritas: Personality Inversion. Getting drunk makes the notoriously cheap and greedy Marcus mail out refunds to his unsatisfied customers. When he sobers up he is ashamed and disgusted with himself for doing so and has you go around and take the refunds out of the mailboxes before it's too late. When the quest is finished he declares he's never drinking again.
* {{Jerkass}}: Customer demanding a refund on a "faulty" weapon? He shoots him in the leg with said weapon and comments that it seems to work just fine.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Very rarely, he breaks down and acts like a decent human being. Notably, in the second game, when [[spoiler:Roland dies]], he is seriously shook up by it, and when you set out to kill Jack in the final storyline quest, he'll give you a free blue-rarity weapon, not because Hyperion is disrupting his arms trade, but because Handsome Jack is a "greedy murdering sonofabitch who needs to die screaming".
* {{Lzherusskie}}: He speaks with a thick Russian accent, though his grammar is otherwise perfect.
* NoodleIncident: According to one of the loading screen tips from Pre-Sequel, he never let laser weapons come to Pandora after an incident involving a straw. Apparently, asking ''anyone'' about it puts your life at risk.
* NotQuiteDead: He appears to get killed at the end of ''Claptrap's New Robot Robolution'', but survives. (See UnreliableNarrator below.)
* PetTheDog: Its revealed in the tie-in comics that he took in Tannis after her entire team had been killed, and had been living alone for years. He did this for no apparent charge and after meeting her only once in passing years prior.
* PornStash: In the second game, he sends the players to retrieve his most valuable treasure lost after [[spoiler:Sanctuary takes flight]], which turns out to be dirty pictures of Moxxi. You're then given the option to either bring them back to Marcus or to Moxxi... who plans to post them online.
* PutOnABus: Apart from his vending machines and a loading screen tip justifying the lack of laser weapons on Pandora, he doesn't appear at all during the Pre-Sequel.
* TheScrooge: ''Notoriously'' cheap. He'd rather test allegedly faulty merchandise on you than give you a refund (although, to be fair, his merchandise ''is'' reliable), and it takes a titanic event to actually make him pull money out of his pocket (usually some kind of business deal that'd make him lose ''more'' money if unresolved). In [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} the second game]], he gives the wrong change to a customer and sends you on a mission to get the excess change back. How much change? ''Nine dollars.'' (And this is for a sale where he conned the guy out of ''two million'' dollars.) He pays you tons of money to get his nine dollars back, but that's business. He also sends you on a mission to reclaim refund checks he wrote while drunk before they're sent.
* SkunkStripe: Visible on his head.
* TheStoryteller: Aside from being an arms dealer (and bus driver), Marcus is the resident storyteller who narrates the stories of the Vault Hunters to kids. According to the ending of Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty, he's training a kid to take up his mantle.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Moxxi advised him to get fat so that his enemies would underestimate him because of his appearance.
* UnreliableNarrator: Marcus narrates the beginning of the main games, the beginning of the Zombie Island, New Robot Revolution, Pirate's Booty DLC, and the Dragon Keep DLC, as well as the credits for Zombie Island, in the form of a story for a young child. However, he often messes up details or contradicts himself.
-->'''Marcus:''' The Vault Hunters had stopped the evil doctor Zed from - \\
'''Child:''' I thought his name was Ned.\\
'''Marcus:''' Yes, yes. Whatever you say. Where was I...
** At one point, he explicitly says he is lying when he is talking about Patricia Tannis rejecting him.
** He also describes himself getting "killed off" in Claptrap's Robot Revolution, despite still being around to tell the story ''and'' showing up in the second game. [[note]]Although it's possible that he was simply revived with a New U machine. He can certainly afford it.[[/note]]

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* ArmsDealer: For AdaptationNameChange: Sort-of; when you first hear of him, his name is spelled "Crazy" Earl, but the entire planet, it seems.
quotation marks disappear when you actually meet him.
* TheBarnum: In UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Has a sort of generic Southern accent, though it's nowhere near as strong as Scooter's.
* BerserkButton: No one makes fun of Crazy Earl's crazy mustache.
* BigEater[=/=]ExtremeOmnivore: During the mission "Plan B" in Borderlands 2, Scooter mentions that he once ate one of Scooter's cars... the whole car... with a fork.
* DemotedToExtra[=/=]OutOfFocus: He was actually part of the main story in the first game, and gave several story missions, in
the second game, he convinces he's been demoted to "[[FriendInTheBlackMarket black market vendor]]," and only has a random nerd by very minor role in the name of Kai that he is TheChosenOne just so he could sell him a gun for $2,000,000.
* BerserkButton: Don't ask Marcus for refunds. And God help you if you steal from him.
* CasanovaWannabe: Has the Vault Hunters collect skag musk glands and rakk hive ambergris for him in ''Claptrap's New Robot Robolution'' so he can make a powerful cologne. It doesn't work.
* ChildHater: Despite children being the ones he tells stories to, Marcus is at best contemptuous of them.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Has no problem hiring the Vault Hunters to eliminate his competition.
** Or with convincing a gullible new arrival that he is The Chosen One, foretold by prophecy, in order to sell him a gun.
*** And then he sends the player to recover the gun so can resell it when [[spoiler:the "Chosen One" ends up getting killed.]]
** "You won't find better merchandise from anyone else! I've made sure of ''that''.
quest "Plan B."
*** "If you shop anywhere else, I'll have you killed!"
** He'll even have you test elemental weapons on live targets, with titles like "Shoplifter" or "Competitor."
** He's not above selling to the Crimson Raiders' enemies, including the Bloodshot bandits (who worship him as "The Gunbringer").
** In his EstablishingCharacterMoment for
* FriendInTheBlackMarket: His entire role in the second game, game and the Pre-Sequel.
* GlobalCurrencyException: As
a customer tries to get a refund black market vendor, he only accepts Eridium/Moon Rocks as payment. In his words, "Cash is for a gun he claims is faulty. Marcus callously demonstrates the gun's reliability by shooting the customer in the leg with it.
-->'''Marcus''': Seems
clowns!".
* {{Hikikomori}}: Due
to work fine to me.
-->'''Customer''': ''(agonized screaming)''
** In the Mercenary Day DLC, Marcus reveals he doesn't like selling guns to the people of Gingerton because they'll just give them away for free. Later on, [[spoiler:he attempts to steal back the guns he sold them so he can keep both his money ''and'' his merchandise.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Marcus likes to use people who shoplift from
him as targets in his shooting range. People who ask him for refunds often find themselves shot in the kneecap with the gun they're trying to return.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Marcus may be greedy and willing to kill his rivals, but Handsome Jack's wanton disregard for life is too
becoming paranoid after bandits stole pretty much even for him.
* FamousLastWords: After getting [[NotQuiteDead shot
everything he owns. "Why do you think I barricaded myself in here?"
* HonestJohnsDealership: Actually admits
the back twice]]:
-->'''Marcus:''' If it took more than one shot, then you weren't using a Jakobs.
%%* GoldTooth
* {{Identical Ancestor}}s: Throughout the games are portraits of what seem to be Marcus' ancestors, all of them named Marcus Kinkaid and all of them identical save for either different hats or hair.
* InVinoVeritas: Personality Inversion. Getting drunk makes the notoriously cheap and greedy Marcus mail out refunds to his unsatisfied customers. When he sobers up he is ashamed and disgusted with himself for doing so and has you go around and take the refunds out of the mailboxes before it's too late. When the quest is finished he declares
fuel cell he's never drinking again.
giving you in "Plan B" is a piece of junk ([[OurProductSucks he himself describes it as "this crap fuel cell"]]), and says that [[OurProductSucks merely touching it made two of his fingers rot off]]. However, the upgrades that he sells are actually useful.
* {{Jerkass}}: Customer demanding a refund on a "faulty" weapon? He shoots him in the leg with said weapon sometimes crosses over into JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory since he does have [[JerkJustifications very good reasons for being a jerk]] and comments that it seems to work [[PetTheDog can show genuine kindness]], but usually, he's just fine.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Very rarely,
a straight-up {{Jerkass}}.
* JerkJustifications: As mentioned before, bandits did steal pretty much everything
he breaks down and acts like a decent human being. Notably, in the second game, when [[spoiler:Roland dies]], he is seriously shook up by it, and when you set out to kill Jack in the final storyline quest, he'll give you a free blue-rarity weapon, not because Hyperion is disrupting owns... [[AndYourLittleDogToo including his arms trade, but because Handsome Jack is a "greedy murdering sonofabitch who needs to die screaming".
* {{Lzherusskie}}: He speaks with a thick Russian accent, though his grammar is otherwise perfect.
pet skag, Skrappy]].
* NoodleIncident: According to one of the loading screen tips from Pre-Sequel, he never let laser weapons come to Pandora after an incident involving a straw. Apparently, asking ''anyone'' about it puts your life at risk.
* NotQuiteDead: He appears to get killed at the end of ''Claptrap's New Robot Robolution'', but survives. (See UnreliableNarrator below.)
See BigEater.
* PetTheDog: Its revealed in the tie-in comics that he took in Tannis after her entire team had been killed, and had been living alone for years. He did this for no apparent charge and after meeting her only once in passing years prior.
* PornStash: In the second game, he sends the players to retrieve his most valuable treasure lost after [[spoiler:Sanctuary takes flight]], which turns out to be dirty pictures of Moxxi. You're then given the option to either bring them back to Marcus or to Moxxi... who plans to post them online.
* PutOnABus: Apart from his vending machines and a loading screen tip justifying the lack of laser weapons on Pandora, he doesn't appear at all during the Pre-Sequel.
* TheScrooge: ''Notoriously'' cheap. He'd rather test allegedly faulty merchandise on you than give you a refund (although, to be fair, his merchandise ''is'' reliable), and it takes a titanic event to actually make him pull money out of his pocket (usually some kind of business deal that'd make him lose ''more'' money if unresolved). In [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} the second game]], he gives the wrong change to a customer and sends you on a
The mission to get the excess change back. How much change? ''Nine dollars.'' (And this is for a sale where he conned the guy out of ''two million'' dollars.) He pays you tons of money to get "Earl's Best Friend," and his nine dollars back, but that's business. He also sends you on a mission to reclaim refund checks he wrote while drunk before they're sent.
relationship with Skrappy in general.
* SkunkStripe: Visible on his head.
* TheStoryteller: Aside from being an arms dealer (and bus driver), Marcus is the resident storyteller who narrates the stories
SelfDeprecation: One of the Vault Hunters Claptrap Webisodes has Earl referring to kids. According Randy Pitchford as a "bitch-hack".
* ShoutOut: "[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZelda It's dangerous
to the ending of Captain Scarlett go alone,]] [[QuoteSwearUnquote jerkwad!]]"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Canned skag meat, which is odd considering he has a pet skag named Skrappy, who he cares deeply for,
and her Pirate's Booty, he's training a kid considers to take up be his mantle.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Moxxi advised him to get fat so that his enemies would underestimate him because of his appearance.
* UnreliableNarrator: Marcus narrates the beginning of the main games, the beginning of the Zombie Island, New Robot Revolution, Pirate's Booty DLC, and the Dragon Keep DLC, as well as the credits for Zombie Island, in the form of a story for a young child. However, he often messes up details or contradicts himself.
-->'''Marcus:''' The Vault Hunters had stopped the evil doctor Zed from - \\
'''Child:''' I thought his name was Ned.\\
'''Marcus:''' Yes, yes. Whatever you say. Where was I...
** At one point, he explicitly says he is lying when he is talking about Patricia Tannis rejecting him.
** He also describes himself getting "killed off" in Claptrap's Robot Revolution, despite still being around to tell the story ''and'' showing up in the second game. [[note]]Although it's possible that he was simply revived with a New U machine. He can certainly afford it.[[/note]]
best friend.



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!Patricia Tannis
!!''Insane(ly smart)''
->Voiced by Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard

A socially mal-adjusted archeologist sent to Pandora by the Dahl corporation to investigate the alien ruins. Then a skag ate one of her coworkers alive while she hid under his corpse, and she went from "antisocial" to "completely cuckoo."

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!Patricia Tannis
!!''Insane(ly smart)''
->Voiced
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!Angel (The Guardian Angel)
->Portrayed
by Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard

A socially mal-adjusted archeologist sent to Pandora by the Dahl corporation to investigate the alien ruins. Then a skag ate one of her coworkers alive while she hid under his corpse,
Britanni Johnson and she went voiced by Jennifer Greene

A mysterious woman who helps both sets of Vault Hunters with information and missions. She is revealed to be broadcasting
from "antisocial" a hacked Hyperion satellite named "[[LeetLingo 4N631]]" at the end of the first game.

In the second game, she continues
to "completely cuckoo."help, and even admits to being an AI. Except, [[AndIMustScream as revealed later on, not really.]] However, she betrays the Vault Hunters halfway through the game, nearly getting Sanctuary destroyed in the process. Turns out she's Jack's daughter and a Siren, plugged into the Hyperion network and pumped full of Eridium to charge the Vault Key.



* ApocalypticLog: Detailing her descent into insanity. She makes a hobby of recording her insane ramblings, spreading said recordings around random places, then hiring individuals to gather them back for her.
* AxCrazy: Her insanity at times manifests as murder.
* BiTheWay: During one of her rambles in the second game, she mentions scientific secrets that could only be discovered "in her bed - standing offer!" to the player, regardless of gender. In Zer0's case, possibly even regardless of ''species''. She also ate a piece of Lilith's hair [[ForScience under the pretense of scientific discovery]].
** In the "Son of Crawmerax" DLC for ''Borderlands 2'', the person who kills Maya's assassin left her an anonymous letter which mentions their attraction to her. From the way it's written it's pretty obviously from Tannis.
** In one echo recording, she states that she was "involved" with two ceiling chairs, who only she can hear. Reading between the lines, it seems that she was being beaten while hanging upside down, so she made up a romantic story about the chairs that were in the same room.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She was driven mad after being stuck on the planet for way too long. As such, she has developed strange habits such as getting romantically involved with inanimate objects, among other things.
* CompanionCube: In the first game, she had a romantic relationship with an ECHO recorder that apparently ended in a messy breakup. Between the first and second games she had a polyamorous relationship with two "ceiling chairs" who were brothers, one of which was "killed" in front of her eyes by Hyperion.
* {{Flanderization}}: An interesting and likely deliberate case. While her ECHO logs make it clear early on she isn't exactly all there, in the main game she's not so much crazy as she is [[InsufferableGenius insufferable]]. It isn't until ''Robot Revolution'' and the second game that her insanity ''really'' takes the spotlight.
** Especially noteworthy is that she goes from hoping everyone she meets (and tends to end up killing) will be her friend (and indeed being so lonely that she [[spoiler:builds a robot duplicate of herself!]]) in the first game to being so horrified by the idea of contact with other people that she has a {{High Pressure|Blood}} {{Nosebleed}} at someone saying hello and a panic episode from someone calling her "pretty" in the second.
* DissonantSerenity: Even when talking about the death and violence that surrounds her or her own torture, she rarely drops her condescending tone.
* GogglesDoNothing: Wears a pair of goggles on her heads that serve no real purpose. They're available for Maya as a OldSaveBonus.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Well aware of it, but too far gone to care much.
-->'''Tannis Recording:''' Day 172. The fat girl, Chimay, was crushed under an alien ruin that collapsed today. She didn't... die right away and begged me to put her out of her misery as she choked on various fluids and bile. I hesitated because she was the last one alive that wasn't me. As she was choking, and coughing and dying, I tried to enjoy the interaction, I imagined it to be a conversation, as I knew it was the last I would have for a while. When I finally got around to smothering her so that I could continue my research, I could tell that she regretted the decision. The Skags had been waiting for this meal for a while; they will not go hungry tonight.
* HotScientist: She's at least attractive enough to have it noted by a resident of Sanctuary. She didn't take it very well.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: She repeatedly claims this, but ends up murdering or driving away potential friends. This also seems to be exhibited in her tendency to create [[CompanionCube Companion Cubes]] despite otherwise being disdainful of other people. However, she warms up to Roland in particular after she got spittle on him while she was ranting and he was not disgusted. She claims that it was the first time in her life that she felt truly safe. She may have even developed a crush on him as ECHO recordings of the Torture Chairs mission have her mention "Roland, and his well-defined pectoral muscles" entrusting her with the Vault Key.
** Its also shown in the tie-in comics that she thinks very highly of Marcus. She goes so far as to identify him as her hero due to the fact that he took her in after she'd been living alone for year, after only meeting her in passing once years prior.
** Zig-zagged in Hidden Journals as she literally popped a vein when another human being greeted her (with enough pressure to cover both of them in blood). She also apparently barricaded her home to soundproof it from other people's merriment, and dry-heaving into a bucket for 3 hours was considered ''an improvement'' for dealing with compliments.
* InsufferableGenius: As one of the smartest people on Pandora, she is incredibly condescending towards everyone. Lampshaded by Zed in the second game.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She always tells you to drop whatever "irrelevant" task you're doing to help her. At least a little of her behaviour can be written off as a combination of extreme isolation and the trauma that left her isolated (skags ate the rest of her team; she survived by hiding under a corpse). A little more because it's Pandora, planet of self-serving lunatics. The rest is just part of her...charm.
* NoSocialSkills: Upon relocating to Sanctuary, one of her neighbors said hello, causing her to have an explosive nosebleed on the spot from sheer stress. Later, a young man calls her pretty, and she spends three hours dry-heaving into a bucket, which she considers progress. According to the mission text of the quest that has you gather the ECHO entries detailing said events, Tannis has [[UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome Asperger's Syndrome]], no doubt exacerbated by [[GoMadFromTheIsolation events in the first game]].
* PetTheDog: In the Son of Crawmerax DLC, [[spoiler:it's vaguely implied that she was the one who killed Maya's assassin for her, judging by how Maya's personal message matches her speech patterns]].
* PsychopathicManchild: A female, Type C version.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Why does she want Jack dead? It's not that he tortured her. It's not that he ripped the Vault Key out of her hands after breaking them. [[spoiler:It's because his minions sawed off the legs of a "ceiling chair" that she was falling for.]]
-->''"Revenge is as pointless as music, but on this occasion, I will allow myself the revenge, I will allow myself to aid in his downfall. Mark my words, Jack, you're going to die."''
* RobotMe: The reason she has the original Vault Hunters collect Claptrap parts for her.
* RunningGag: Within each game, there is always a hidden EasterEgg that involves Tannis riding a fish.
** Taken to it's logical (or illogical) extreme in Claptastic Voyage where Claptrap's scientific curiosity is represented as a fish with Tannis' head.
* SanitySlippage: PlayedForLaughs in her ApocalypticLog.
* TooKinkyToTorture: In ''Borderlands 2'', her audio logs of her time under Hyperion torture indicate that she was less concerned with the actual torture and more concerned with the two "ceiling chairs" she had fallen in love with, and making sure the torturers' equipment was properly sterilized to prevent unnecessary infection. When you turn the audio logs in to her, she says that she'll whip up a cup of cocoa and listen to them ''as relaxation''.

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* ApocalypticLog: Detailing AIIsACrapshoot: Subverted and zigzagged. She appears to be an AI and admits it in the second game (she's not), and misled the original Vault Hunters and betrays the second group of Vault Hunters on Jack's orders.
* AbusiveParents: Jack's used
her descent into insanity. She makes as an organic computer since she was a hobby of recording child and punishes her insane ramblings, spreading said recordings around random places, then hiring individuals with electric shocks when she won't do as she's told. Despite this, he honestly seems to gather them back for love her and believes himself to be protecting her.
* AxCrazy: AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe example. Tiny Tina [[spoiler:blames her for Roland's death]], and casts her as a demon in her ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-style game in the fourth DLC.
* AndIMustScream: Trapped in the "throne" Jack made for her when she was a child.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: How does she get the request to put Sanctuary back on the Fast Travel Network put through? By cutting off the life support on the Hyperion lunar base.
-->'''Angel:''' Nothing gets results like a death threat.
* CallingTheOldManOut:
Her insanity at times manifests as murder.
final words to Jack.
-->'''Angel:''' Dad... I have to tell you something. You're an ''asshole''.
* BiTheWay: During one of her rambles in CatchPhrase: In the second game, she mentions scientific secrets that could only be discovered "in uses the phrase "Executing Phaseshift" whenever she uses her bed - standing offer!" to powers.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss[=/=]FlunkyBoss: She must be killed by destroying
the player, regardless of gender. In Zer0's case, possibly even regardless of ''species''. She also ate a piece of Lilith's hair [[ForScience under the pretense of scientific discovery]].
** In the "Son of Crawmerax" DLC for ''Borderlands 2'', the person who kills Maya's assassin left her an anonymous letter which mentions their attraction to her. From the way it's written it's pretty obviously from Tannis.
** In one echo recording, she states that she was "involved" with two ceiling chairs, who only she can hear. Reading between the lines, it seems that she was being beaten while hanging upside down, so she made up a romantic story about the chairs that were
Eridium Injectors in the same room.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She was driven mad after being stuck on the planet for way too long. As such, she has developed strange habits such as getting romantically involved with inanimate objects, among other things.
* CompanionCube: In the first game, she had a romantic relationship with an ECHO recorder that apparently ended in a messy breakup. Between the first
chamber, while automated turrets, environmental hazards and second games she had a polyamorous relationship with two "ceiling chairs" who were brothers, one an endless horde of which was "killed" in front of her eyes by Hyperion.
* {{Flanderization}}: An interesting and likely deliberate case. While her ECHO logs make it clear early on
very tough mooks keep spawning in. Unusually, she isn't exactly all there, the one summoning these things - in fact, she tries her best to help you.
* DeadpanSnarker: Becomes one
in the main game second game.
* DeathSeeker: She'll do anything to escape her father... even though being disconnected from Eridium will kill her.
* DesignatedVillain: Invoked in universe. In ''Assault on Dragon Keep'', Tiny Tina shoehorns Angel's ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' counterpart into a villainous role after building her up as an ally, because [[spoiler:she blames Angel for Roland's death]]. Lilith, [[spoiler:who was captured and forced into Angel's position herself]], can't help but protest.
* DrivenToSuicide [[SuicideByCop by Vault Hunter]]: Appears to be in her early twenties to late teens, has been imprisoned as a WetwareCPU, emotionally and physically abused, been used as little more than a tool by her father, and rendered immobile due to her father making her body dependent on Eridium. As such, she [[UnwittingPawn enlists you, the Vault Hunter]], to break into her chambers and kill her.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Her paleness could possibly be due to being kept imprisoned for most of her life, though the other sirens we've seen in-game, (possibly) including Steele, have all been pretty pale as well.
* FashionableAsymmetry: In the second game, her hair is short on one side and longer on the other. This is a hint that she is both a Siren, sharing the same asymmetry as Lilith and Maya, and that one side of her head is shaved, with cybernetic implants on that side.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are subtle clues to her true identity throughout the early part of the second game.
** The use of the phrase "phase shift", and Jack commenting in a recording that he knows the identities of three of the six Sirens in the universe. Though that also doubles as a RedHerring, given that [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Borderlands 1]] players are likely to assume that the third will be Steele. Except
she's not so much crazy as she is [[InsufferableGenius insufferable]]. It isn't until ''Robot Revolution'' and the second game that her insanity ''really'' takes the spotlight.
** Especially noteworthy is that she goes from hoping everyone she meets (and tends to end up killing) will be her friend (and indeed being so lonely that she [[spoiler:builds a robot duplicate of herself!]]) in the first game to being so horrified by the idea of contact with other people that she has a {{High Pressure|Blood}} {{Nosebleed}} at someone saying hello and a panic episode from someone calling her "pretty" in the second.
* DissonantSerenity: Even when talking about the death and violence that surrounds her or her own torture, she rarely drops her condescending tone.
* GogglesDoNothing: Wears a pair of goggles on her heads that serve no real purpose. They're available for Maya as a OldSaveBonus.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Well aware of it, but too far gone to care much.
-->'''Tannis Recording:''' Day 172. The fat girl, Chimay, was crushed under an alien ruin that collapsed today. She didn't... die right away and begged me to put her out of her misery as she choked on various fluids and bile. I hesitated because she was the last one alive that wasn't me. As she was choking, and coughing and dying, I tried to enjoy the interaction, I imagined it to be a conversation, as I knew it was the last I would have for a while. When I finally got around to smothering her so that I could continue my research, I could tell that she regretted the decision. The Skags had been waiting for this meal for a while; they will not go hungry tonight.
* HotScientist: She's at least attractive enough to have it noted by a resident of Sanctuary. She didn't take it very well.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: She repeatedly claims this, but ends up murdering or driving away potential friends. This also seems to be exhibited in her tendency to create [[CompanionCube Companion Cubes]] despite otherwise being disdainful of other people. However, she warms up to Roland in particular after she got spittle on him while she was ranting and he was not disgusted. She claims that it was the first time in her life that she felt truly safe. She may have even developed a crush on him as ECHO recordings of the Torture Chairs mission have her mention "Roland, and his well-defined pectoral muscles" entrusting her with the Vault Key.
** Its also shown in the tie-in comics that she thinks very highly of Marcus. She goes so far as to identify him as her hero due to the fact that he took her in after she'd been living alone for year, after only meeting her in passing once years prior.
** Zig-zagged in Hidden Journals as she literally popped a vein when another human being greeted her (with enough pressure to cover both of them in blood). She also apparently barricaded her home to soundproof it from other people's merriment, and dry-heaving into a bucket for 3 hours was considered ''an improvement'' for dealing with compliments.
not.
** The ending of the first game foreshadows her involvement with Hyperion -- the Hyperion satellite seen orbiting Pandora has "4N631" (ANGEL) written on the side of it.
** Early on in the second game, she's shown interfacing with Hyperion technology without any problems, but she's unable to hack Scooter's Catch-A-Ride stations until the Vault Hunters salvage a component from a wrecked Hyperion robot nearby, again hinting at her ties to Hyperion.
** The second game's NonstandardCharacterDesign contains a subtle hint as to what she actually looks like. In the first game, she has full-length hair going down both sides of her head. Her appearance in the second game (shown above) has short hair on one side and longer on the other. The short hair is due to the left side of her head being shaved and having some kind of cybernetic implants inserted. The asymmetry is also a subtle hint that she's a Siren, as Lilith and Maya are also asymmetrical in clothing design.
** The way Jack addresses her and chastises her. Rather than his usual faux-casual threats, he sounds...parental.
--> '''Jack:''' You and I are having a serious talk once this is over!
** Jack's [[spoiler:horrid]] treatment towards Angel also foreshadowed certain a quest after her [[spoiler:death]], at Eridium Blight. [[spoiler:Turns out his treatment towards his own daughter acted as a reflection on how much pain he was going through with his grandmother, [[FreudianExcuse with a nasty buzzaxe to prove it]]]].
* InsufferableGenius: As ElectronicEyes: Her radio portrait in ''Borderlands 2'' has glowing blue electronic eyes that appear red in extreme close-ups.
* GoshDarnitToHeck[=/=]LastSecondWordSwap: In ''Borderlands 2'', she doesn't seem to like cursing, even though she almost does it a few times. This is due to conditioning by her father. Her last words, however, [[PrecisionFStrike has her calling her dad an asshole]].
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: She isn't just ''called'' the Guardian Angel: her ''name'' is Angel.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Not by behavioral limitations, mind you. She's sealed inside a containment field and has
one of Jack's control collars around her neck, and can only have limited effect on the smartest people on Pandora, she is outside world, especially when Jack starts reigning her in more tightly.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Isolated all her life by her slavery, she's
incredibly condescending towards everyone. Lampshaded by Zed lonely. She becomes ''severely'' distraught when Jack makes her betray the original Vault Hunters ''and'' the new ones. She even says in a very sad, quiet voice, "We are not friends anymore, are we?"
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: She's primarily known as the Guardian Angel amongst the Vault Hunters. Turns out Angel is her actual name.
* MoralityPet: Averted. Despite being the only person Jack truly loves aside from himself, his treatment of Angel solidifies just how evil he really is. Instead...
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Revealed to be this
in the second game.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She always tells you to drop whatever "irrelevant" task you're doing to help her. At least a little MercyKill: Near the end of the second game.
* MissingMom: The fate
of her behaviour can be written off as a combination of extreme isolation and the trauma mother/Jack's ex-wife is never made clear. Jack claimed that left Angel accidentally killed her isolated (skags ate the rest of with with her team; she survived by hiding under a corpse). A little more because it's Pandora, planet of self-serving lunatics. The rest is just part of her...charm.
* NoSocialSkills: Upon relocating to Sanctuary, one of her neighbors said hello, causing her to have an explosive nosebleed on the spot from sheer stress. Later, a young man calls her pretty, and she spends three hours dry-heaving into a bucket,
powers, which she considers progress. According is why he put her in Control Core Angel to the mission text of the quest that has you gather the ECHO entries detailing said events, Tannis has [[UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome Asperger's Syndrome]], no doubt exacerbated by [[GoMadFromTheIsolation events in the first game]].
* PetTheDog: In the Son of Crawmerax DLC, [[spoiler:it's vaguely implied
begin with, but audio files about Jack's past indicate that she had insisted that "the Angel" be shut down before her "disappearance". Mentioning her in front of Jack is one of his {{Berserk Button}}s. [[spoiler: In Tales, Jack reveals that it was the one his second wife who insisted Angel be shut down (well, he claims she bolted after finding out about Angel). He also reiterates that Angel killed Maya's assassin for her, judging by how Maya's personal message matches her speech patterns]].
* PsychopathicManchild: A female, Type C version.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Why does she want Jack dead? It's not that he tortured her. It's not that he ripped the Vault Key out of her hands after breaking them. [[spoiler:It's because
birth mother, his minions sawed off the legs first wife, but [[UnreliableNarrator given who]] [[ItsAllAboutMe is telling us this]], it should be taken with a grain of a "ceiling chair" that she was falling for.salt.]]
-->''"Revenge is as pointless as music, but on this occasion, I will allow myself * MissionControl: In all of the revenge, I will allow myself to aid in his downfall. Mark my words, Jack, you're going to die."''
* RobotMe: The reason she has
first game and some of the original Vault Hunters collect Claptrap parts for her.
* RunningGag: Within each game, there is always a hidden EasterEgg that involves Tannis riding a fish.
** Taken to it's logical (or illogical) extreme in Claptastic Voyage where Claptrap's scientific curiosity is represented as a fish with Tannis' head.
* SanitySlippage: PlayedForLaughs in her ApocalypticLog.
* TooKinkyToTorture: In ''Borderlands 2'', her audio logs of her time under Hyperion torture indicate that she was less concerned with the actual torture and more concerned with the two "ceiling chairs" she had fallen in love with, and making sure the torturers' equipment was properly sterilized to prevent unnecessary infection. When you turn the audio logs in to her, she says that she'll whip up a cup of cocoa and listen to them ''as relaxation''.
second.
* TheMole: In ''Borderlands 2''. Subverted in that she doesn't want to be.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: She appears to the Vault Hunters as an FMV of a real woman whenever she's communicating to them [[spoiler:until you actually reach her. Afterwards, Lilith uses the same manner of communication when she's forced to replace Angel.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Puns aside, in Tiny Tina's ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' campaign in the fourth DLC, she [[spoiler:turns into a {{drider}} after you unchain her in the dungeon]].
* OnlySaneWoman: In both games. While she seems mostly unaware of the absurdity of everything going on around her in the first game, she's [[CharacterDevelopment taken to]] [[DeadpanSnarker commenting on it]] in the second. She's also one of the few characters who displays a fondness for Claptraps, though she acknowledges that they're largely an annoyance.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Her dialogue becomes notably less snarky and much more stilted in the second game whenever she is lying to you, such as when you encounter Wilhelm.
* OutOfFocus: For as heavily plot-relevant that she is in both Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the only lines she has in the Pre-Sequel are for a side quest where Jack is scouting out prospective Vault Hunters to help his mission on Elpis, and in Fragtrap's origin echo logs, and she has no echo portrait when she speaks. Granted, the story focuses on Jack, but he uses her extensively all throughout the series. At the least, Jack keeps a framed picture of her as a child at his office desk.
* PeekABangs: On her actual physical body, the hair on the left side of her face completely covers that eye.
* PhlebotinumDependence: Due to Jack pumping her full of Eridium, Angel can no longer survive without it.
* PowerGivesYouWings: White ones. Whether these are actually the wings she normally manifests, or if they're an effect from the Vault Key (as Lilith has the same color wings when she is being used to power the Key) is unclear.
* PowerTattoo: Like the other Sirens.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Her "phase shift" requires direct access to Hyperion technology. This is why in the first game, when Steele shuts down the ECHO network, she is effectively blinded, and in the second game, why Handsome Jack needs you to sneak a Hyperion power core into Sanctuary's shield network. She also cannot take control of machinery when an operator is directly controlling it. The engineers who tried to stop her from launching a Fast Travel beacon discovered that she still has control over life support, though.
* RonTheDeathEater: InUniverse in [[spoiler:''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', where Tina, blaming her for Roland's death, has her counterpart in her game be DaddysLittleVillain, whereas Angel actually wanted to ''help'' the Vault hunters]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: Jack implies she accidentally killed her mother with her uncontrolled powers, but other audio implies he's not entirely truthful.
* {{Technopath}}: Her Phase Shift abilities seem to manifest as an ability to manipulate technology, specifically Hyperion tech, including the means to digistruct objects at will and process enormous amounts of data.
** WordOfGod states that her siren ability is a manipulation and creation of artificial realities, in and outside of technology. In the original concept art, when the vault hunters cross into the Control Core, they walk into a ... home. They weave through all the very normal rooms, until they find her in the kitchen. The same as what happens in game, Jack yanks her out, shattering her safe illusion. Due to time constraints and the trickiness of level building, they instead opted for the strange purple ethereal realm depicted, but apparently that's part of the same process. If they'd done it, it would have doubled a tear jerker, all the amazing things that are only in the limits of her imagination to create, she builds the safety of a home around her. Then Jack ruins it too.
* TouchedByVorlons: Comes with being a Siren.
* UnreliableExpositor: Much of what she says in the first game about the Vault is revealed to be an outright lie in the second.
* UnroboticReveal: Her last appearance reveals her as a Siren, not an ArtificialIntelligence.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Regularly communicates with both sets of Vault Hunters over the ECHO network, and in the second game, is "networked into everything" on Pandora.
* WalkingSpoiler: Thanks to the second game.
* WetwareCPU: Among other things, this is how Jack uses her -- she perpetually has the whole of the [=ECHOnet=] at her fingertips and can call up codes, blueprints, surveillance videos, recordings, or anything else digital upon request if there's a means for her to reach it (and if there isn't, she can usually come up with a way to make one). She profiled the new Vault Hunters and knows their pasts in detail. ...Except [=Zer0=]. All she can say about him is "I'unno."



[[folder:Scooter]]
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!Scooter
!!''Get you one!''
->Voiced by Michael Neumann

The friendly owner and operator of the vehicle digistruct stations across the planet, Scooter is loud, boisterous, and dumb as a bag of hammers -- except when it comes to machines.

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[[folder:Scooter]]
!!Bandits

[[folder:Nine-Toes]]
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!Scooter
!!''Get you one!''
->Voiced by Michael Neumann

! Nine-Toes
!!''Also, he has three balls.''

The friendly owner and operator leader of the vehicle digistruct stations across bandits attacking Fyrestone in the planet, Scooter is loud, boisterous, and dumb as a bag of hammers -- except when it comes to machines.first game.



* AgentScully: One of his primary character traits in the first game was doubting the Vault's existence, alongside Marcus' belief in it (and the potential profit) and Helena's pragmatism.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Has a strong hillbilly/Appalachian accent.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Laney joins a band of cannibals because it's the only place she can avoid Scooter's sexual advances. Daisy takes one listen to a love poem he composes for her and [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide immediately commits suicide.]]]]
-->Everyone's a critic.
** He appears to have a thing for Fiona too. She's appropriately horrified. [[spoiler:She didn't have to worry about that for long, with him dying in Episode 4 of ''TalesFromTheBorderlands'', although you do have the option to have Fiona give him a LastKiss so that he dies happy.]]
* BerserkButton:
** Destroying his runners, "breaking his mama's girl parts," and making fun of his sister's appearance.
** When he overheard Hamhock had a one-night stand with his mom, he apparently interpreted it as him raping her and sent a group of mercenaries (one of which is a badass psycho) after him. If Moxxi is to be believed, this is apparently a regular occurrence; he is extremely overprotective of his mom and sister.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: On the surface he looks like a harmless, awkward geek but throughout the games you find evidence that he's just as dangerous as any of the other bandits out there, if not moreso. You never see any of it on screen, but he's not afraid to get his hands dirty. He apparently buried Lucky alive after the first game and you can find one of his victims tied burnt to a vending machine in the dust.
* BookDumb: Has no actual idea how anything works, but is able to fix just about anything anyway. In short, he's just about the best engineer on Pandora (Hyperion, Atlas, and all the rest of the [[MegaCorp megacorps]] included), and he does it all by ''instinct.'' In at least this respect (and indeed a few others) he's a lot like [[{{Series/Firefly}} Kaylee]], who probably didn't make it through sixth grade but can 'talk' to machines.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: His introduction in ''Tales from the Borderlands''.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Has a tiny crush on Ellie. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Awww.]] Who's his sister. [[NauseaFuel Ewww.]]
* CasanovaWannabe: Tries to woo a few girls in ''2'', fails miserably... But he [[CrazyPrepared thinks ahead enough]] to ask you to get him girly mags [[ADateWithRosiePalms in case he fails]].
* CatchPhrase: "Catch a ride!" and "Get you one!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He does have his moments.
-->'''Scooter:''' You's a Vault Hunter! ''(awestruck)'' That's like a ''unicorn''!
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Hell, knowing him it's probably how he's always wanted to go.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Zigzagged in the sequel. [[spoiler:The "Swallowed Whole" sidequest reveals that he was planning to kill you for hacking the Catch-A-Ride system at the beginning of the game, but instead settles for sending you on a dangerous mission to kill a midget in a stalker-infested cavern. Once you make it back alive, he declares that your hacking is in the past now and he will definitely not kill you, probably.]]
* TheEngineer: Support engineer for the protagonists of both games. Seriously, moving around Pandora would be a '''BITCH''' if the player didn't have access to his Catch-A-Ride terminals. Hell, he's even the main engineer for [[spoiler:''the flying city of Sanctuary''. The fact he actually gets trusted with the maintenance of it is testament to his skill]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** Like most of the characters, his moral compass isn't exactly the best, but he genuinely loves his family, as shown by how he threatens to kill you if you hurt Ellie and [[spoiler:killing Lucky Zaford after he slept with Moxxi]].
** He has a quest in the Mr. Torgue DLC where he sends you to go kill a man who slept with Moxxi for all the wrong reasons. Moxxi tries to defend him by saying that it was a misunderstanding and it was partially her fault that it happened. You get the choice of either killing the guy Scooter wants you to kill, or kill the 4 other bounty hunters that he sent to do the job instead. (He gives you first dibs.)
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:In ''Tales'', upon realizing that he's not going to be able to get his hand out of the rocket in time, Scooter calmly accepts his fate and tells Fiona to save herself and the team.]]
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:Three guesses what he yells out before he dies, and the first two don't count (Hint: His death involves RidingTheBomb).]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Easily overlooked but qualifies. [[spoiler:He's able to keep Sanctuary flying on '''scrap metal''' and totally repairs (and can upgrade) Fiona and Sasha's totaled caravan in the space of a couple of hours at most.]]
* GreaseMonkey: Works as a mechanic. Literally covered in grease.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Failed to pull his hand out in time while trying to press a button to start ejecting an thruster about to explode on the spaceship used by the protagonists in ''TalesFromTheBorderlands''. Knowing it's far too late to do anything about it, he tells Fiona to just eject it while he's still stuck to it, and he of course explodes with the thruster.]] The team [[spoiler: commemorates]] him by launching his satellite into space for all to see.
* IdiotSavant: Scooter's not the pokiest bullet in the clip (HA! See what I did there?!), but give him machinery and a box of tools and the man can make miracles. It even seems to be some sort of innate skill, since he's actually shown trouble describing ''what'' a mechanical component does, but still knows when he needs it and how to put it together anyway.
** It seems to be an innate skill of his entire clan, Hodunk, as they specialized in racing vehicles and making such.
* IncestIsRelative: All his crushes are related to him, at least distantly. Though considering [[ReallyGetsAround his mother]], that's not really saying much.
** He mentions having a "brother-uncle"; clearly incest, ahem, runs in the family.
* InformedAttribute: Judging by his signs and his satellite, he apparently works/worked for Dahl. This never comes up, and other characters like Moxxi and Marcus seem to be independent entrepreneurs.
** Oddly ''Tales'' reminds us of his connection to Dahl with the satellite, but changes Old Haven (his home town) to an Atlas city originally, instead of being occupied by them later.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: His [[VideoGame/{{TalesFromTheBorderlands}} third]] EstablishingCharacterMoment in the series makes him appear to have enough MediumAwareness to know about game's RunningGag character intros. [[spoiler:Too bad Fiona is weirded out by this.]]
* MadLibsCatchphrase: He tends to replace "ride" with whatever is relevant with the current topic sometimes, such as "Catch-a-Familial-Reconciliation!". This got so bad that he somehow convinced Marcus to say "Catch-a-Gun!" in one of his vending machines.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: He makes quite a few of these.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. He claims to be named after his sister.
* RidingTheBomb: [[spoiler: He goes to his death bellowing his catchphrase, as a faulty booster rocket about to explode heads down to Pandora.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Lucky.
-->'''Scooter:''' Lucky's an old buddy of mine -- and by old buddy I mean "asshole what ruined my momma's girl parts". Sounds like he's in trouble so you go on ahead and try and keep him alive long enough so I can kill him at a later occasion.
** He reveals that he was successful in killing him in the General Knoxx DLC. He ''told'' you he was gonna do it.
** It goes on to be the central conflict of a clan rivalry as well. Lucky was part of the Zaford clan and Scooter was formerly part of the Hodunk.

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* AgentScully: One AdaptationPersonalityChange: Instead of his primary character traits in the first game was doubting the Vault's existence, alongside Marcus' belief in it (and the potential profit) and Helena's pragmatism.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Has a strong hillbilly/Appalachian accent.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Laney joins a band of cannibals because it's the only place she can avoid Scooter's sexual advances. Daisy takes one listen to a love poem he composes for her and [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide immediately commits suicide.]]]]
-->Everyone's a critic.
** He appears to have a thing for Fiona too. She's appropriately horrified. [[spoiler:She didn't have to worry about that for long, with him dying in Episode 4 of ''TalesFromTheBorderlands'', although you do have the option to have Fiona give him a LastKiss so that he dies happy.]]
* BerserkButton:
** Destroying his runners, "breaking his mama's girl parts," and making fun of his sister's appearance.
** When he overheard Hamhock had a one-night stand with his mom, he apparently interpreted it as him raping her and sent a group of mercenaries (one of which is a badass psycho) after him. If Moxxi is to be believed, this is apparently a regular occurrence; he is extremely overprotective of his mom and sister.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: On the surface he looks like a harmless, awkward geek but throughout the games you find evidence that he's
just another Psycho as dangerous as any of the other bandits out there, if not moreso. You never see any of it on screen, but he's not afraid to get his hands dirty. He apparently buried Lucky alive after the first game and you can find one of his victims tied burnt to a vending machine in the dust.
* BookDumb: Has no actual idea how anything works, but is able to fix just about anything anyway. In short, he's just about the best engineer on Pandora (Hyperion, Atlas, and all the rest of the [[MegaCorp megacorps]] included), and he does it all by ''instinct.'' In at least this respect (and indeed a few others) he's a lot like [[{{Series/Firefly}} Kaylee]], who probably didn't make it through sixth grade but can 'talk' to machines.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: His introduction in ''Tales from the Borderlands''.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Has a tiny crush on Ellie. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Awww.]] Who's his sister. [[NauseaFuel Ewww.]]
* CasanovaWannabe: Tries to woo a few girls in ''2'', fails miserably... But he [[CrazyPrepared thinks ahead enough]] to ask you to get him girly mags [[ADateWithRosiePalms in case he fails]].
* CatchPhrase: "Catch a ride!" and "Get you one!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He does have his moments.
-->'''Scooter:''' You's a Vault Hunter! ''(awestruck)'' That's like a ''unicorn''!
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Hell, knowing him it's probably how he's always wanted to go.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Zigzagged in the sequel. [[spoiler:The "Swallowed Whole" sidequest reveals that he was planning to kill you for hacking the Catch-A-Ride system at the beginning of
the game, but instead settles for sending you on a dangerous mission to kill a midget in a stalker-infested cavern. Once you make it back alive, he declares that your hacking is in Nine-Toes from the past now comic ''The Fall of Fyrestone'' is a far more competent, intelligence, poetic individual. He's treated as a legitimate threat who actively destroyed Fyrestone and he will definitely not kill you, probably.]]
* TheEngineer: Support engineer for
put a stop to Vault Hunters coming to the protagonists of both games. Seriously, moving around Pandora would be a '''BITCH''' if the player didn't have access to his Catch-A-Ride terminals. Hell, he's even the main engineer for [[spoiler:''the flying city of Sanctuary''. The fact he actually gets trusted with the maintenance of it is testament to his skill]].
city.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
BadassBoast:
** Like most of the characters, his moral compass isn't exactly the best, but he genuinely loves his family, as shown by how he threatens to kill you if you hurt Ellie and [[spoiler:killing Lucky Zaford after he slept with Moxxi]].
** He has a quest in the Mr. Torgue DLC where he sends you to go kill a man who slept with Moxxi for all
"You woke the wrong reasons. Moxxi tries to defend him by saying that it was a misunderstanding dog."
** "I'm gonna rip your arm off
and it was partially her fault that it happened. You get the choice of either killing the guy Scooter wants you to kill, or kill the 4 other bounty hunters that he sent to do the job instead. (He gives you first dibs.)
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:In ''Tales'', upon realizing that he's not going to be able to get his hand out of the rocket in time, Scooter calmly accepts his fate and tells Fiona to save herself and the team.]]
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:Three guesses what he yells out before he dies, and the first two don't count (Hint: His death involves RidingTheBomb).]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Easily overlooked but qualifies. [[spoiler:He's able to keep Sanctuary flying on '''scrap metal''' and totally repairs (and can upgrade) Fiona and Sasha's totaled caravan in the space of a couple of hours at most.]]
* GreaseMonkey: Works as a mechanic. Literally covered in grease.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Failed to pull his hand out in time while trying to press a button to start ejecting an thruster about to explode on the spaceship used by the protagonists in ''TalesFromTheBorderlands''. Knowing it's far too late to do anything about it, he tells Fiona to just eject it while he's still stuck to it, and he of course explodes
beat your baby with the thruster.]] The team [[spoiler: commemorates]] him by launching his satellite into space for all to see.
it!"
* IdiotSavant: Scooter's not the pokiest bullet in the clip (HA! See what I did there?!), but give him machinery and TheDragon: To Sledge.
* ImAHumanitarian: "I'm gonna ''eat'' you when I'm done!"
* KingMook: He's basically
a box Psycho with lots of tools and the man spikes who can make miracles. It even seems to be some sort of innate skill, since he's actually shown trouble describing ''what'' use a mechanical component does, but still knows when he needs it gun.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Spikes adorn his shoulder armour, his head,
and how to put it together anyway.
** It seems to be an innate skill of
even his entire clan, Hodunk, as they specialized in racing vehicles and making such.
nipples.
* IncestIsRelative: All his crushes are related to him, at least distantly. Though considering [[ReallyGetsAround his mother]], that's not really saying much.
** He mentions having a "brother-uncle"; clearly incest, ahem, runs
StarterVillain: The first official boss in the family.
game.
* InformedAttribute: Judging by TooMuchInformation: Just read his signs and his satellite, he apparently works/worked for Dahl. This never BossSubtitles!
* WickedCultured: Nine-Toes
comes up, off as a lot more well learned and other characters like Moxxi and Marcus seem to be independent entrepreneurs.
** Oddly ''Tales'' reminds us of his connection to Dahl with the satellite, but changes Old Haven (his home town) to an Atlas city originally, instead of being occupied by them later.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: His [[VideoGame/{{TalesFromTheBorderlands}} third]] EstablishingCharacterMoment
poetic in the series makes him appear to have enough MediumAwareness to know about game's RunningGag character intros. [[spoiler:Too bad Fiona is weirded out by this.]]
* MadLibsCatchphrase: He tends to replace "ride" with whatever is relevant with the current topic sometimes, such as "Catch-a-Familial-Reconciliation!". This got so bad that he somehow convinced Marcus to say "Catch-a-Gun!" in one
''Fall of his vending machines.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: He makes quite a few of these.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. He claims to be named after his sister.
* RidingTheBomb: [[spoiler: He goes to his death bellowing his catchphrase, as a faulty booster rocket about to explode heads down to Pandora.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Lucky.
-->'''Scooter:''' Lucky's an old buddy of mine -- and by old buddy I mean "asshole what ruined my momma's girl parts". Sounds like he's in trouble so you go on ahead and try and keep him alive long enough so I can kill him at a later occasion.
** He reveals that he was successful in killing him in the General Knoxx DLC. He ''told'' you he was gonna do it.
** It goes on to be the central conflict of a clan rivalry as well. Lucky was part of the Zaford clan and Scooter was formerly part of the Hodunk.
Fyrestone'' comic. Lilith just finds it annoying.



[[folder:Helena Pierce]]
!Helena Pierce
->Voiced by Sue Birch

The mayor of New Haven in the first game, she became a lieutenant in the Crimson Raiders when Hyperion moved in. She is strict and no-nonsense, but also fair and reasonable.

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[[folder:Helena Pierce]]
!Helena Pierce
[[folder:Sledge]]
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! Sledge
!!''P.S.: You guys aren't friends.''
->Voiced by Sue Birch

The mayor
Creator/ChristopherSabat

A massive bandit leader characterized by a love
of New Haven in the first game, she became a lieutenant in the Crimson Raiders when Hyperion moved in. She is strict midgets and no-nonsense, but also fair and reasonable.close combat.



* ArtificialLimb: Has a mechanical left arm.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The left side of her face is severely scarred and she appears to be blind in that eye. It's revealed in ''2'' that this is due to her husband giving her a skag pearl ring, which released pheromones that attracted hungry skags.
* AFatherToHisMen: She cares greatly for the citizens of New Haven in the first game.
* OnlySaneMan: Most of Pandora has adopted a mixture of selfishness and insanity in the face of its harshness, but she still tries to keep the vestiges of civilization alive.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: All she ever asks the Vault Hunters to do is fix the messes they make and help her people out.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: An early sidequest in the sequel has you hunt down ECHO recordings to learn her fate at the behest of Sir Hammerlock. Apparently she had joined the resistance against Hyperion, only to be KilledOffForReal by Handsome Jack himself.
* TwoFaced: Though it's not so much a reflection on her personality (she's a tough-but-fair ReasonableAuthorityFigure) as how tough life on Pandora is.

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* ArtificialLimb: Has a mechanical left arm.
BackFromTheDead: Gets resurrected as Motorhead in ''Secret Armory.''
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The left side of her face is severely scarred and she appears to CameBackWrong: Can be blind in that eye. It's revealed in ''2'' that this is due to her husband giving her faced as a skag pearl ring, which released pheromones that attracted hungry skags.
DLC boss as "Motorhead".
* AFatherToHisMen: She cares greatly for DropTheHammer: As indicated by his name, he has a rather large sledgehammer as a melee weapon. In the citizens of New Haven in second game, it's carried by Brick.
* HulkSpeak: "Sledge give little runt BIG Death!"
* TheJuggernaut: Befitting his role as
the first game.
WakeUpCallBoss in game, Sledge is incredibly strong.
* OnlySaneMan: Most of Pandora LegacyCharacter: Seems to have a couple. Smashhead is an optional mini boss in ''2'', while Brick has adopted a mixture also adapted several of selfishness and insanity Sledge's attributes. Sledge's helmet is also a head option for Salvador.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Absolutely ''covered''
in spikes.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Angel refers to him as
the face of its harshness, but she still tries to keep first truly dangerous opponent you'll face. He's also the vestiges first of civilization alive.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: All she ever asks
the Vault Hunters to do is fix the messes they make and help her people out.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: An early sidequest in the sequel has you hunt down ECHO recordings to learn her fate at the behest of Sir Hammerlock. Apparently she had joined the resistance against Hyperion, only to be KilledOffForReal by Handsome Jack himself.
* TwoFaced: Though it's not so much a reflection on her personality (she's a tough-but-fair ReasonableAuthorityFigure) as how tough life on Pandora is.
game's 3 major bandit leaders.



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! Teddy "TK" Baha
->Voiced by David Eddings

One of the first characters the first Vault Hunters meet, TK is a blind hermit with a weird sense of humor and a shotgun.

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[[folder:Mad Mel]]
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! Teddy "TK" Baha
->Voiced by David Eddings

One
Mad Mel

Leader
of the vehicle-riding bandits who have been stealing Scooter's runners in the first characters the first Vault Hunters meet, TK is a blind hermit with a weird sense of humor and a shotgun.game.



* ADayInTheLimelight: He's the title character of the Borderlands 2 DLC ''Zombie TK's Bloody Harvest''.
* CameBackWrong: In the "Zombie Island of Dr. Ned" DLC, he has become a zombie. He doesn't attack the player, though, he just sits in his shack rambling about brains.
* CanonDiscontinuity: InUniverse, he's [[MediumAwareness blatantly aware]] that he was killed off in the main story in the first game, and only comes back as a zombie in DLC. In ''Zombie TK's Bloody Harvest'', he mentions that he thought about moving to Sanctuary, but he didn't want to break canon.
* CoolOldGuy: The player characters like him so much that [[spoiler:they bring him brains when they find him as a zombie.]]
* CoolShades: Likely worn as a result of his blindness.
* TheExile: ''Borderlands 2'' reveals that he was more or less forced to move to Pandora after Hyperion sent assassins after him in an attempt to steal his weapon designs. Were it not for Blake tipping him off and suggesting him to move, he wouldn't even be alive. Er, undead. Whatever.
* HandicappedBadass: Implied to be one. [[spoiler:Doesn't save him.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The Borderlands 2 DLC "Zombie TK's Bloody Harvest" sees the return of TK as a friendly zombie.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Unlike the other zombies, he doesn't attack the Vault Hunters, instead choosing to sit in his shack happily rambling about how much he loves brains -- quite possibly a result of dying ''before'' being exposed to the zombie virus.
* ThePollyanna: He was the target of Hyperion assassins, forced to relocate to [[DeathWorld Pandora]], lost his wife to Scar, before losing his sight and leg to the same skag. None of this stops him from being possibly the cheeriest, friendliest person the Vault Hunters come across. He's still just as cheery [[spoiler:as a zombie.]]
-->"I maybe a blind crippled widower, but that don't mean all's lost!"
* PottyFailure: "I uh, I hate to send you away, you're great company and all... but I, [[TooMuchInformation I gotta go take a dump]]. I gotta take a dump somethin' awful! Somethin' real awful! Oh.. never mind... [[ToiletHumor it's all gone now]]."
* {{Revenge}}: He desires it against a skag named Scar for killing his wife, blinding him, and eating his leg.
** In the sequel, his niece Una wishes to avenge her uncle by hiring the Vault Hunters to find evidence of how Hyperion planned to steal his weapon designs.
* RunningGag: He has an obsession with the phrase [[Series/ThePrisoner "Be seeing you"]], as he uses it as an ironic joke at the expense of his blindness.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: [[spoiler:Braaaaaaaaaaains!]]
* TemptingFate: In Borderlands 2 you are tasked with retrieving his Echo Logs to find something incriminating against Hyperion. The last one ends with him noting that bandits showed up outside, but it can't possibly go wrong. Anyone who played the original Borderlands knows exactly what happens to him.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: He's the title character CoolCar: A skeletal repaint of the Borderlands 2 DLC ''Zombie TK's Bloody Harvest''.
* CameBackWrong: In the "Zombie Island of Dr. Ned" DLC, he has become a zombie. He doesn't attack the player, though, he just sits in his shack rambling about brains.
* CanonDiscontinuity: InUniverse, he's [[MediumAwareness blatantly aware]] that he was killed off
Monster (which you can access in the main story in 3rd DLC).
* DragonAscendant: It's mentioned he took over
the first game, and only comes back as a zombie in DLC. In ''Zombie TK's Bloody Harvest'', he mentions that he thought about moving to Sanctuary, but he didn't want to break canon.
* CoolOldGuy: The player characters like him so much that [[spoiler:they bring him brains when they find him as a zombie.]]
* CoolShades: Likely worn as a result of his blindness.
* TheExile: ''Borderlands 2'' reveals that he was more or less forced to move to Pandora after Hyperion sent assassins after him in an attempt to steal his weapon designs. Were it not for Blake tipping him off and suggesting him to move, he wouldn't even be alive. Er, undead. Whatever.
* HandicappedBadass: Implied to be one. [[spoiler:Doesn't save him.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The Borderlands 2 DLC "Zombie TK's Bloody Harvest" sees the return of TK as a friendly zombie.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Unlike the other zombies, he doesn't attack the Vault Hunters, instead choosing to sit in his shack happily rambling about how much he loves brains -- quite possibly a result of dying ''before'' being exposed to the zombie virus.
* ThePollyanna: He was the target of Hyperion assassins, forced to relocate to [[DeathWorld Pandora]], lost his wife to Scar, before losing his sight and leg to the same skag. None of this stops him from being possibly the cheeriest, friendliest person the Vault Hunters come across. He's still just as cheery [[spoiler:as a zombie.]]
-->"I maybe a blind crippled widower, but that don't mean all's lost!"
* PottyFailure: "I uh, I hate to send you away, you're great company and all... but I, [[TooMuchInformation I gotta go take a dump]]. I gotta take a dump somethin' awful! Somethin' real awful! Oh.. never mind... [[ToiletHumor it's all gone now]]."
* {{Revenge}}: He desires it against a skag named Scar for killing his wife, blinding him, and eating his leg.
** In the sequel, his niece Una wishes to avenge her uncle by hiring the Vault Hunters to find evidence of how Hyperion planned to steal his weapon designs.
* RunningGag: He has an obsession with the phrase [[Series/ThePrisoner "Be seeing you"]], as he uses it as an ironic joke at the expense of his blindness.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: [[spoiler:Braaaaaaaaaaains!]]
* TemptingFate: In Borderlands 2 you are tasked with retrieving his Echo Logs to find something incriminating against Hyperion. The last one ends with him noting that
Badlands bandits showed up outside, after you bumped off Sledge.
* ShoutOut: [[Film/MadMax Everything]] [[Film/LethalWeapon about]] [[Film/{{Braveheart}} him]] is a ShoutOut to Creator/MelGibson (more specifically, the ''Mad Max'' movies).
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Spouts a generic Bruiser line,
but it can't possibly go wrong. Anyone who played effective nonetheless: ''"Come on little one, time to die!"''
* VehicularAssault: He spends his boss battle driving around in
the original Borderlands knows exactly what happens to him.
aforementioned CoolCar, and ''will'' crush you under its tires if he can.



[[folder:Crazy Earl]]
!Crazy Earl
!!''Buy somethin' or get outta my face!''
->Voiced by Randy Pitchford

The owner of a scrapyard, Crazy Earl is angrily antisocial, but moves to Sanctuary to run the black market in the second game.

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[[folder:Crazy Earl]]
!Crazy Earl
!!''Buy somethin' or get outta my face!''
[[folder:Krom]]
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! Krom
->Voiced by Randy Pitchford

The owner
Oliver Tull

Bandit boss
of a scrapyard, Crazy Earl is angrily antisocial, but moves to Sanctuary to run the black market Rust Commons in the first game, and second game.in command to Baron Flynt.



* AdaptationNameChange: Sort-of; when you first hear of him, his name is spelled "Crazy" Earl, but the quotation marks disappear when you actually meet him.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Has a sort of generic Southern accent, though it's nowhere near as strong as Scooter's.
* BerserkButton: No one makes fun of Crazy Earl's crazy mustache.
* BigEater[=/=]ExtremeOmnivore: During the mission "Plan B" in Borderlands 2, Scooter mentions that he once ate one of Scooter's cars... the whole car... with a fork.
* DemotedToExtra[=/=]OutOfFocus: He was actually part of the main story in the first game, and gave several story missions, in the second game, he's been demoted to "[[FriendInTheBlackMarket black market vendor]]," and only has a very minor role in the quest "Plan B."
* FriendInTheBlackMarket: His entire role in the second game and the Pre-Sequel.
* GlobalCurrencyException: As a black market vendor, he only accepts Eridium/Moon Rocks as payment. In his words, "Cash is for clowns!".
* {{Hikikomori}}: Due to him becoming paranoid after bandits stole pretty much everything he owns. "Why do you think I barricaded myself in here?"
* HonestJohnsDealership: Actually admits the fuel cell he's giving you in "Plan B" is a piece of junk ([[OurProductSucks he himself describes it as "this crap fuel cell"]]), and says that [[OurProductSucks merely touching it made two of his fingers rot off]]. However, the upgrades that he sells are actually useful.
* {{Jerkass}}: He sometimes crosses over into JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory since he does have [[JerkJustifications very good reasons for being a jerk]] and [[PetTheDog can show genuine kindness]], but usually, he's just a straight-up {{Jerkass}}.
* JerkJustifications: As mentioned before, bandits did steal pretty much everything he owns... [[AndYourLittleDogToo including his pet skag, Skrappy]].
* NoodleIncident: See BigEater.
* PetTheDog: The mission "Earl's Best Friend," and his relationship with Skrappy in general.
* SelfDeprecation: One of the Claptrap Webisodes has Earl referring to Randy Pitchford as a "bitch-hack".
* ShoutOut: "[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZelda It's dangerous to go alone,]] [[QuoteSwearUnquote jerkwad!]]"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Canned skag meat, which is odd considering he has a pet skag named Skrappy, who he cares deeply for, and considers to be his best friend.

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* AdaptationNameChange: Sort-of; when you first hear of him, his name is spelled "Crazy" Earl, BaldOfEvil: He has a few hairs, but the quotation marks disappear when you actually meet him.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Has a sort of generic Southern accent, though it's nowhere near as strong as Scooter's.
* BerserkButton: No one makes fun of Crazy Earl's crazy mustache.
* BigEater[=/=]ExtremeOmnivore: During the mission "Plan B" in Borderlands 2, Scooter mentions that he once ate one of Scooter's cars... the whole car... with a fork.
* DemotedToExtra[=/=]OutOfFocus: He was actually part of the main story in the first game, and gave several story missions, in the second game,
other than that, he's been demoted to "[[FriendInTheBlackMarket black market vendor]]," and only has a very minor role in the quest "Plan B."
bald.
* FriendInTheBlackMarket: His entire role in the second game and the Pre-Sequel.
* GlobalCurrencyException: As a black market vendor, he only accepts Eridium/Moon Rocks as payment. In his words, "Cash is for clowns!".
* {{Hikikomori}}: Due to him becoming paranoid after bandits stole pretty much everything he owns. "Why do you think I barricaded myself in here?"
* HonestJohnsDealership: Actually admits the fuel cell he's giving you in "Plan B" is a piece of junk ([[OurProductSucks he himself describes it as "this crap fuel cell"]]), and says that [[OurProductSucks merely touching it made two of his fingers rot off]]. However, the upgrades that he sells are actually useful.
* {{Jerkass}}: He sometimes crosses over into JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory since he does have [[JerkJustifications very good reasons for being a jerk]] and [[PetTheDog can show genuine kindness]], but usually, he's just a straight-up {{Jerkass}}.
* JerkJustifications: As mentioned before, bandits did steal pretty much everything he owns... [[AndYourLittleDogToo including his pet skag, Skrappy]].
* NoodleIncident: See BigEater.
* PetTheDog: The mission "Earl's Best Friend," and his relationship with Skrappy in general.
* SelfDeprecation:
DyingDeclarationOfHate: One of the this death quotes is him stating how much he hated Pandora anyway.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: According to his wiki profile (which got it from somewhere), his real name is Leslie.
* GatlingGood: Uses a gatling turret.
* KickTheDog: Randomly shoots a
Claptrap Webisodes has Earl referring to Randy Pitchford as before fighting you.
%%* NoMouth:
* TheTurretMaster: Fights from the top of
a "bitch-hack".
* ShoutOut: "[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZelda It's dangerous to go alone,]] [[QuoteSwearUnquote jerkwad!]]"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Canned skag meat, which is odd considering he has
canyon on a pet skag named Skrappy, who he cares deeply for, and considers to be his best friend.turret.



[[folder:'''Spoiler Character''']]
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!Angel (The Guardian Angel)
->Portrayed by Britanni Johnson and voiced by Jennifer Greene

A mysterious woman who helps both sets of Vault Hunters with information and missions. She is revealed to be broadcasting from a hacked Hyperion satellite named "[[LeetLingo 4N631]]" at the end of the first game.

In the second game, she continues to help, and even admits to being an AI. Except, [[AndIMustScream as revealed later on, not really.]] However, she betrays the Vault Hunters halfway through the game, nearly getting Sanctuary destroyed in the process. Turns out she's Jack's daughter and a Siren, plugged into the Hyperion network and pumped full of Eridium to charge the Vault Key.

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[[folder:'''Spoiler Character''']]
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!Angel (The Guardian Angel)
->Portrayed by Britanni Johnson
[[folder:The Kobb Brothers]]
! Taylor
and voiced by Jennifer Greene

Jaynis Kobb

A mysterious woman who helps both sets pair of Vault Hunters with information and missions. She is revealed to be broadcasting from brothers fighting over a hacked Hyperion satellite named "[[LeetLingo 4N631]]" at the end of the first game.

In the second game, she continues to help, and even admits to being an AI. Except, [[AndIMustScream as revealed later on, not really.]] However, she betrays the Vault Hunters halfway through the game, nearly getting Sanctuary destroyed
bandit town in the process. Turns out she's Jack's daughter and a Siren, plugged into the Hyperion network and pumped full of Eridium to charge the Vault Key.Rust Commons East.



* AIIsACrapshoot: Subverted and zigzagged. She appears to be an AI and admits it in the second game (she's not), and misled the original Vault Hunters and betrays the second group of Vault Hunters on Jack's orders.
* AbusiveParents: Jack's used her as an organic computer since she was a child and punishes her with electric shocks when she won't do as she's told. Despite this, he honestly seems to love her and believes himself to be protecting her.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe example. Tiny Tina [[spoiler:blames her for Roland's death]], and casts her as a demon in her ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-style game in the fourth DLC.
* AndIMustScream: Trapped in the "throne" Jack made for her when she was a child.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: How does she get the request to put Sanctuary back on the Fast Travel Network put through? By cutting off the life support on the Hyperion lunar base.
-->'''Angel:''' Nothing gets results like a death threat.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Her final words to Jack.
-->'''Angel:''' Dad... I have to tell you something. You're an ''asshole''.
* CatchPhrase: In the second game, she uses the phrase "Executing Phaseshift" whenever she uses her powers.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss[=/=]FlunkyBoss: She must be killed by destroying the Eridium Injectors in the chamber, while automated turrets, environmental hazards and an endless horde of very tough mooks keep spawning in. Unusually, she isn't the one summoning these things - in fact, she tries her best to help you.
* DeadpanSnarker: Becomes one in the second game.
* DeathSeeker: She'll do anything to escape her father... even though being disconnected from Eridium will kill her.
* DesignatedVillain: Invoked in universe. In ''Assault on Dragon Keep'', Tiny Tina shoehorns Angel's ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' counterpart into a villainous role after building her up as an ally, because [[spoiler:she blames Angel for Roland's death]]. Lilith, [[spoiler:who was captured and forced into Angel's position herself]], can't help but protest.
* DrivenToSuicide [[SuicideByCop by Vault Hunter]]: Appears to be in her early twenties to late teens, has been imprisoned as a WetwareCPU, emotionally and physically abused, been used as little more than a tool by her father, and rendered immobile due to her father making her body dependent on Eridium. As such, she [[UnwittingPawn enlists you, the Vault Hunter]], to break into her chambers and kill her.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Her paleness could possibly be due to being kept imprisoned for most of her life, though the other sirens we've seen in-game, (possibly) including Steele, have all been pretty pale as well.
* FashionableAsymmetry: In the second game, her hair is short on one side and longer on the other. This is a hint that she is both a Siren, sharing the same asymmetry as Lilith and Maya, and that one side of her head is shaved, with cybernetic implants on that side.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are subtle clues to her true identity throughout the early part of the second game.
** The use of the phrase "phase shift", and Jack commenting in a recording that he knows the identities of three of the six Sirens in the universe. Though that also doubles as a RedHerring, given that [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Borderlands 1]] players are likely to assume that the third will be Steele. Except she's not.
** The ending of the first game foreshadows her involvement with Hyperion -- the Hyperion satellite seen orbiting Pandora has "4N631" (ANGEL) written on the side of it.
** Early on in the second game, she's shown interfacing with Hyperion technology without any problems, but she's unable to hack Scooter's Catch-A-Ride stations until the Vault Hunters salvage a component from a wrecked Hyperion robot nearby, again hinting at her ties to Hyperion.
** The second game's NonstandardCharacterDesign contains a subtle hint as to what she actually looks like. In the first game, she has full-length hair going down both sides of her head. Her appearance in the second game (shown above) has short hair on one side and longer on the other. The short hair is due to the left side of her head being shaved and having some kind of cybernetic implants inserted. The asymmetry is also a subtle hint that she's a Siren, as Lilith and Maya are also asymmetrical in clothing design.
** The way Jack addresses her and chastises her. Rather than his usual faux-casual threats, he sounds...parental.
--> '''Jack:''' You and I are having a serious talk once this is over!
** Jack's [[spoiler:horrid]] treatment towards Angel also foreshadowed certain a quest after her [[spoiler:death]], at Eridium Blight. [[spoiler:Turns out his treatment towards his own daughter acted as a reflection on how much pain he was going through with his grandmother, [[FreudianExcuse with a nasty buzzaxe to prove it]]]].
* ElectronicEyes: Her radio portrait in ''Borderlands 2'' has glowing blue electronic eyes that appear red in extreme close-ups.
* GoshDarnitToHeck[=/=]LastSecondWordSwap: In ''Borderlands 2'', she doesn't seem to like cursing, even though she almost does it a few times. This is due to conditioning by her father. Her last words, however, [[PrecisionFStrike has her calling her dad an asshole]].
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: She isn't just ''called'' the Guardian Angel: her ''name'' is Angel.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Not by behavioral limitations, mind you. She's sealed inside a containment field and has one of Jack's control collars around her neck, and can only have limited effect on the outside world, especially when Jack starts reigning her in more tightly.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Isolated all her life by her slavery, she's incredibly lonely. She becomes ''severely'' distraught when Jack makes her betray the original Vault Hunters ''and'' the new ones. She even says in a very sad, quiet voice, "We are not friends anymore, are we?"
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: She's primarily known as the Guardian Angel amongst the Vault Hunters. Turns out Angel is her actual name.
* MoralityPet: Averted. Despite being the only person Jack truly loves aside from himself, his treatment of Angel solidifies just how evil he really is. Instead...
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Revealed to be this in the second game.
* MercyKill: Near the end of the second game.
* MissingMom: The fate of her mother/Jack's ex-wife is never made clear. Jack claimed that Angel accidentally killed her with with her powers, which is why he put her in Control Core Angel to begin with, but audio files about Jack's past indicate that she had insisted that "the Angel" be shut down before her "disappearance". Mentioning her in front of Jack is one of his {{Berserk Button}}s. [[spoiler: In Tales, Jack reveals that it was his second wife who insisted Angel be shut down (well, he claims she bolted after finding out about Angel). He also reiterates that Angel killed her birth mother, his first wife, but [[UnreliableNarrator given who]] [[ItsAllAboutMe is telling us this]], it should be taken with a grain of salt.]]
* MissionControl: In all of the first game and some of the second.
* TheMole: In ''Borderlands 2''. Subverted in that she doesn't want to be.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: She appears to the Vault Hunters as an FMV of a real woman whenever she's communicating to them [[spoiler:until you actually reach her. Afterwards, Lilith uses the same manner of communication when she's forced to replace Angel.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Puns aside, in Tiny Tina's ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' campaign in the fourth DLC, she [[spoiler:turns into a {{drider}} after you unchain her in the dungeon]].
* OnlySaneWoman: In both games. While she seems mostly unaware of the absurdity of everything going on around her in the first game, she's [[CharacterDevelopment taken to]] [[DeadpanSnarker commenting on it]] in the second. She's also one of the few characters who displays a fondness for Claptraps, though she acknowledges that they're largely an annoyance.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Her dialogue becomes notably less snarky and much more stilted in the second game whenever she is lying to you, such as when you encounter Wilhelm.
* OutOfFocus: For as heavily plot-relevant that she is in both Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the only lines she has in the Pre-Sequel are for a side quest where Jack is scouting out prospective Vault Hunters to help his mission on Elpis, and in Fragtrap's origin echo logs, and she has no echo portrait when she speaks. Granted, the story focuses on Jack, but he uses her extensively all throughout the series. At the least, Jack keeps a framed picture of her as a child at his office desk.
* PeekABangs: On her actual physical body, the hair on the left side of her face completely covers that eye.
* PhlebotinumDependence: Due to Jack pumping her full of Eridium, Angel can no longer survive without it.
* PowerGivesYouWings: White ones. Whether these are actually the wings she normally manifests, or if they're an effect from the Vault Key (as Lilith has the same color wings when she is being used to power the Key) is unclear.
* PowerTattoo: Like the other Sirens.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Her "phase shift" requires direct access to Hyperion technology. This is why in the first game, when Steele shuts down the ECHO network, she is effectively blinded, and in the second game, why Handsome Jack needs you to sneak a Hyperion power core into Sanctuary's shield network. She also cannot take control of machinery when an operator is directly controlling it. The engineers who tried to stop her from launching a Fast Travel beacon discovered that she still has control over life support, though.
* RonTheDeathEater: InUniverse in [[spoiler:''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', where Tina, blaming her for Roland's death, has her counterpart in her game be DaddysLittleVillain, whereas Angel actually wanted to ''help'' the Vault hunters]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: Jack implies she accidentally killed her mother with her uncontrolled powers, but other audio implies he's not entirely truthful.
* {{Technopath}}: Her Phase Shift abilities seem to manifest as an ability to manipulate technology, specifically Hyperion tech, including the means to digistruct objects at will and process enormous amounts of data.
** WordOfGod states that her siren ability is a manipulation and creation of artificial realities, in and outside of technology. In the original concept art, when the vault hunters cross into the Control Core, they walk into a ... home. They weave through all the very normal rooms, until they find her in the kitchen. The same as what happens in game, Jack yanks her out, shattering her safe illusion. Due to time constraints and the trickiness of level building, they instead opted for the strange purple ethereal realm depicted, but apparently that's part of the same process. If they'd done it, it would have doubled a tear jerker, all the amazing things that are only in the limits of her imagination to create, she builds the safety of a home around her. Then Jack ruins it too.
* TouchedByVorlons: Comes with being a Siren.
* UnreliableExpositor: Much of what she says in the first game about the Vault is revealed to be an outright lie in the second.
* UnroboticReveal: Her last appearance reveals her as a Siren, not an ArtificialIntelligence.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Regularly communicates with both sets of Vault Hunters over the ECHO network, and in the second game, is "networked into everything" on Pandora.
* WalkingSpoiler: Thanks to the second game.
* WetwareCPU: Among other things, this is how Jack uses her -- she perpetually has the whole of the [=ECHOnet=] at her fingertips and can call up codes, blueprints, surveillance videos, recordings, or anything else digital upon request if there's a means for her to reach it (and if there isn't, she can usually come up with a way to make one). She profiled the new Vault Hunters and knows their pasts in detail. ...Except [=Zer0=]. All she can say about him is "I'unno."

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Subverted and zigzagged. She appears to be an AI and admits it in the second game (she's not), and misled the original Vault Hunters and betrays the second group of Vault Hunters on Jack's orders.
* AbusiveParents: Jack's used her
CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Subverted. Taylor is just as an organic computer since she was a child and punishes her with electric shocks when she won't do as she's told. Despite this, he honestly seems to love her and believes himself to be protecting her.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe example. Tiny Tina [[spoiler:blames her for Roland's death]], and casts her as a demon in her ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-style game in the fourth DLC.
* AndIMustScream: Trapped in the "throne" Jack made for her when she was a child.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: How does she get the request to put Sanctuary back on the Fast Travel Network put through? By cutting off the life support on the Hyperion lunar base.
-->'''Angel:''' Nothing gets results like a death threat.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Her final words to Jack.
-->'''Angel:''' Dad... I have to tell you something. You're an ''asshole''.
* CatchPhrase: In the second game, she uses the phrase "Executing Phaseshift" whenever she uses her powers.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss[=/=]FlunkyBoss: She must be killed by destroying the Eridium Injectors in the chamber, while automated turrets, environmental hazards and an endless horde of very tough mooks keep spawning in. Unusually, she isn't the one summoning these things - in fact, she tries her best to help you.
* DeadpanSnarker: Becomes one in the second game.
* DeathSeeker: She'll do anything to escape her father... even though being disconnected from Eridium will kill her.
* DesignatedVillain: Invoked in universe. In ''Assault on Dragon Keep'', Tiny Tina shoehorns Angel's ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' counterpart into a villainous role after building her up as an ally, because [[spoiler:she blames Angel for Roland's death]]. Lilith, [[spoiler:who was captured and forced into Angel's position herself]], can't help but protest.
* DrivenToSuicide [[SuicideByCop by Vault Hunter]]: Appears to be in her early twenties to late teens, has been imprisoned as a WetwareCPU, emotionally and physically abused, been used as little more than a tool by her father, and rendered immobile due to her father making her body dependent on Eridium. As such, she [[UnwittingPawn enlists you, the Vault Hunter]], to break into her chambers and kill her.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Her paleness could possibly be due to being kept imprisoned for most of her life, though the other sirens we've seen in-game, (possibly) including Steele, have all been pretty pale as well.
* FashionableAsymmetry: In the second game, her hair is short on one side and longer on the other. This is a hint that she is both a Siren, sharing the same asymmetry as Lilith and Maya, and that one side of her head is shaved, with cybernetic implants on that side.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are subtle clues to her true identity throughout the early part of the second game.
** The use of the phrase "phase shift", and Jack commenting in a recording that he knows the identities of three of the six Sirens in the universe. Though that also doubles as a RedHerring, given that [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Borderlands 1]] players are likely to assume that the third will be Steele. Except she's not.
** The ending of the first game foreshadows her involvement with Hyperion -- the Hyperion satellite seen orbiting Pandora has "4N631" (ANGEL) written on the side of it.
** Early on in the second game, she's shown interfacing with Hyperion technology without any problems, but she's unable to hack Scooter's Catch-A-Ride stations until the Vault Hunters salvage a component from a wrecked Hyperion robot nearby, again hinting at her ties to Hyperion.
** The second game's NonstandardCharacterDesign contains a subtle hint as to what she actually looks like. In the first game, she has full-length hair going down both sides of her head. Her appearance in the second game (shown above) has short hair on one side and longer on the other. The short hair is due to the left side of her head being shaved and having some kind of cybernetic implants inserted. The asymmetry is also a subtle hint that she's a Siren, as Lilith and Maya are also asymmetrical in clothing design.
** The way Jack addresses her and chastises her. Rather
bad if not worse than his usual faux-casual threats, he sounds...parental.
--> '''Jack:''' You and I are having a serious talk once this is over!
** Jack's [[spoiler:horrid]] treatment towards Angel also foreshadowed certain a quest after her [[spoiler:death]], at Eridium Blight. [[spoiler:Turns out his treatment towards his own daughter acted
brother, as a reflection on how much pain he was going through with his grandmother, [[FreudianExcuse with a nasty buzzaxe to prove it]]]].
* ElectronicEyes: Her radio portrait in ''Borderlands 2'' has glowing blue electronic eyes that appear red in extreme close-ups.
* GoshDarnitToHeck[=/=]LastSecondWordSwap: In ''Borderlands 2'', she doesn't seem to like cursing, even though she almost does
it a few times. This is due to conditioning by her father. Her last words, however, [[PrecisionFStrike has her calling her dad an asshole]].
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: She isn't just ''called'' the Guardian Angel: her ''name'' is Angel.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Not by behavioral limitations, mind you. She's sealed inside a containment field and has one of Jack's control collars around her neck, and can only have limited effect on the outside world, especially when Jack starts reigning her in more tightly.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Isolated all her life by her slavery, she's incredibly lonely. She becomes ''severely'' distraught when Jack makes her betray the original Vault Hunters ''and'' the new ones. She even says in a very sad, quiet voice, "We are not friends anymore, are we?"
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: She's primarily known as the Guardian Angel amongst the Vault Hunters. Turns out Angel is her actual name.
* MoralityPet: Averted. Despite being the only person Jack truly loves aside from himself, his treatment of Angel solidifies just how evil he really is. Instead...
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Revealed to be this in the second game.
* MercyKill: Near the end of the second game.
* MissingMom: The fate of her mother/Jack's ex-wife is never made clear. Jack claimed that Angel accidentally killed her with with her powers, which is why he put her in Control Core Angel to begin with, but audio files about Jack's past indicate that she had insisted that "the Angel" be shut down before her "disappearance". Mentioning her in front of Jack is one of his {{Berserk Button}}s. [[spoiler: In Tales, Jack reveals that it was his second wife who insisted Angel be shut down (well, he claims she bolted after finding out about Angel). He also reiterates that Angel killed her birth mother, his first wife, but [[UnreliableNarrator given who]] [[ItsAllAboutMe is telling us this]], it should be taken with a grain of salt.
would turn out.]]
* MissionControl: In all of CrazyPrepared: Taylor apparently puts armed midgets in storage containers (complete with beds and toilets) in case he has a sudden need to betray someone.
* KingMook: Both brothers use a generic Bandit Raider design.
* ObviouslyEvil: Taylor. The fact that he's a KingMook should have clued
the first game and some of the second.player in that [[spoiler:they would end up fighting him]].
* TheMole: In ''Borderlands 2''. Subverted in that she doesn't want to be.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: She appears to the Vault Hunters as an FMV of a real woman whenever she's communicating to them [[spoiler:until you actually reach her. Afterwards, Lilith uses the same manner of communication when she's forced to replace Angel.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Puns aside, in Tiny Tina's ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]'' campaign in the fourth DLC, she [[spoiler:turns into a {{drider}} after you unchain her in the dungeon]].
* OnlySaneWoman: In both games. While she seems mostly unaware of the absurdity of everything going on around her in the first game, she's [[CharacterDevelopment taken to]] [[DeadpanSnarker commenting on it]] in the second. She's also
ShoutOut: Jaynis and Jaynistown are one to Jayne Cobb of the few characters who displays a fondness for Claptraps, though she acknowledges that they're largely an annoyance.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Her dialogue becomes notably less snarky and much more stilted in the second game whenever she is lying to you, such as when you encounter Wilhelm.
* OutOfFocus: For as heavily plot-relevant that she is in both Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the only lines she has in the Pre-Sequel are for a side quest where Jack is scouting out prospective Vault Hunters to help his mission on Elpis, and in Fragtrap's origin echo logs, and she has no echo portrait when she speaks. Granted, the story focuses on Jack, but he uses her extensively all throughout the series. At the least, Jack keeps a framed picture of her as a child at his office desk.
* PeekABangs: On her actual physical body, the hair on the left side of her face completely covers that eye.
* PhlebotinumDependence: Due to Jack pumping her full of Eridium, Angel can no longer survive without it.
* PowerGivesYouWings: White ones. Whether these are actually the wings she normally manifests, or if they're an effect from the Vault Key (as Lilith has the same color wings when she is being used to power the Key) is unclear.
* PowerTattoo: Like the other Sirens.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Her "phase shift" requires direct access to Hyperion technology. This is why in the first game, when Steele shuts down the ECHO network, she is effectively blinded, and in the second game, why Handsome Jack needs you to sneak a Hyperion power core into Sanctuary's shield network. She also cannot take control of machinery when an operator is directly controlling it. The engineers who tried to stop her from launching a Fast Travel beacon discovered that she still has control over life support, though.
* RonTheDeathEater: InUniverse in [[spoiler:''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', where Tina, blaming her for Roland's death, has her counterpart in her game be DaddysLittleVillain, whereas Angel actually wanted to ''help'' the Vault hunters]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: Jack implies she accidentally killed her mother with her uncontrolled powers, but other audio implies he's not entirely truthful.
* {{Technopath}}: Her Phase Shift abilities seem to manifest as an ability to manipulate technology, specifically Hyperion tech, including the means to digistruct objects at will and process enormous amounts of data.
** WordOfGod states that her siren ability is a manipulation and creation of artificial realities, in and outside of technology. In the original concept art, when the vault hunters cross into the Control Core, they walk into a ... home. They weave through all the very normal rooms, until they find her in the kitchen. The same as what happens in game, Jack yanks her out, shattering her safe illusion. Due to time constraints and the trickiness of level building, they instead opted for the strange purple ethereal realm depicted, but apparently that's part of the same process. If they'd done it, it would have doubled a tear jerker, all the amazing things that are only in the limits of her imagination to create, she builds the safety of a home around her. Then Jack ruins it too.
* TouchedByVorlons: Comes with being a Siren.
* UnreliableExpositor: Much of what she says in the first game about the Vault is revealed to be an outright lie in the second.
* UnroboticReveal: Her last appearance reveals her as a Siren, not an ArtificialIntelligence.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Regularly communicates with both sets of Vault Hunters over the ECHO network, and in the second game, is "networked into everything" on Pandora.
* WalkingSpoiler: Thanks to the second game.
* WetwareCPU: Among other things, this is how Jack uses her -- she perpetually has the whole of the [=ECHOnet=] at her fingertips and can call up codes, blueprints, surveillance videos, recordings, or anything else digital upon request if there's a means for her to reach it (and if there isn't, she can usually come up with a way to make one). She profiled the new Vault Hunters and knows their pasts in detail. ...Except [=Zer0=]. All she can say about him is "I'unno."
''Series/{{Firefly}}''.



!!Bandits

[[folder:Nine-Toes]]
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! Nine-Toes
!!''Also, he has three balls.''

The leader of the bandits attacking Fyrestone in the first game.

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!!Bandits

[[folder:Nine-Toes]]
[[folder:Baron Flynt]]
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! Nine-Toes
!!''Also, he has three balls.''

The leader
Baron Flynt
!!''That's Medicinal.''
->Voiced by Creator/IanSinclair

One
of the highest-ranking bandits attacking Fyrestone in the first game.game, he lords over the Salt Flats from an abandoned mining rig.



* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Instead of just another Psycho as in the game, Nine-Toes from the comic ''The Fall of Fyrestone'' is a far more competent, intelligence, poetic individual. He's treated as a legitimate threat who actively destroyed Fyrestone and put a stop to Vault Hunters coming to the city.
* BadassBoast:
** "You woke the wrong dog."
** "I'm gonna rip your arm off and beat your baby with it!"
* TheDragon: To Sledge.
* ImAHumanitarian: "I'm gonna ''eat'' you when I'm done!"
* KingMook: He's basically a Psycho with lots of spikes who can actually use a gun.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Spikes adorn his shoulder armour, his head, and even his nipples.
* StarterVillain: The first official boss in the game.
* TooMuchInformation: Just read his BossSubtitles!
* WickedCultured: Nine-Toes comes off as a lot more well learned and poetic in the ''Fall of Fyrestone'' comic. Lilith just finds it annoying.

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Instead CoolGun: His BoomStick, which is [[Franchise/EvilDead beyond Groovy]].
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the leader
of just another Psycho as the bandits. After him comes [[spoiler:the Crimson Lance and the Guardians]].
* EvilGloating: By far the most talkative bandit leader
in the game, Nine-Toes he taunts you several times over the radio before you finally confront him face-to-face.
** SophisticatedAsHell: His dialogue has shades of this, at least compared to all of the other bandit leaders.
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: According to cut dialog
from the comic ''The Fall of Fyrestone'' is a far more competent, intelligence, poetic individual. He's treated as a legitimate threat who actively destroyed Fyrestone and put a stop to Vault Hunters coming to the city.
* BadassBoast:
** "You woke the wrong dog."
** "I'm gonna rip your arm off and beat your baby with it!"
* TheDragon: To Sledge.
* ImAHumanitarian: "I'm gonna ''eat'' you when I'm done!"
* KingMook: He's basically a Psycho with lots of spikes who can actually use a gun.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Spikes adorn
his shoulder armour, his head, and even his nipples.
* StarterVillain: The first official boss
brother Captain Flynt in the game.
* TooMuchInformation: Just read
sequel, Baron is literally his BossSubtitles!
first name. [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Their parents were douchebags.]]
* WickedCultured: Nine-Toes comes off as KickTheDog: According to Tannis, Flynt punched her dog.
* LeanAndMean: Unlike all of the other bandit leaders, who are all huge mountains of muscle, Flynt's
a lot more well learned lanky, regular-sized guy. Despite this, he's still very tough in a fight.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: He sits up on his chair even after you reach him. The only time he gets up
and poetic in attacks you is after you kill Hanz and Franz.
* ShoutOut: He, his gun, and
the ''Fall of Fyrestone'' comic. Lilith just finds it annoying.
gun's FlavorText are all {{Shout Out}}s to ''Franchise/EvilDead''.
* SmokingIsCool: Has a small lit.... something whenever he appears.
* TheStoner: If his BossSubtitles are to be believed, that's not a cigarette.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys[=/=]CoDragons: His two assistants, Hanz and Franz.



[[folder:Sledge]]
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! Sledge
!!''P.S.: You guys aren't friends.''
->Voiced by Creator/ChristopherSabat

A massive bandit leader characterized by a love of midgets and close combat.

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[[folder:Sledge]]
[[folder:Mr. Shank]]
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! Sledge
!!''P.S.: You guys aren't friends.''
!''[[InsistentTerminology Mr.]]'' Shank
->Voiced by Creator/ChristopherSabat

A massive bandit
Stan Robak

The [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday extremely heterosexual]]
leader characterized by a love of midgets Lockdown Palace, and close combat.Moxxi's second husband. He kidnaps Athena in the Knoxx DLC.



* BackFromTheDead: Gets resurrected as Motorhead in ''Secret Armory.''
* CameBackWrong: Can be faced as a DLC boss as "Motorhead".
* DropTheHammer: As indicated by his name, he has a rather large sledgehammer as a melee weapon. In the second game, it's carried by Brick.
* HulkSpeak: "Sledge give little runt BIG Death!"
* TheJuggernaut: Befitting his role as the first WakeUpCallBoss in game, Sledge is incredibly strong.
* LegacyCharacter: Seems to have a couple. Smashhead is an optional mini boss in ''2'', while Brick has also adapted several of Sledge's attributes. Sledge's helmet is also a head option for Salvador.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Absolutely ''covered'' in spikes.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Angel refers to him as the first truly dangerous opponent you'll face. He's also the first of the the game's 3 major bandit leaders.

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* BackFromTheDead: Gets resurrected as Motorhead BaldOfEvil: As can be seen in ''Secret Armory.''
his picture, Mr. Shank doesn't have any hair on his body.
* CameBackWrong: Can BodyHorror: As can be faced seen in his picture here. He has a knife jammed through his ''skull'' so that the tip is jutting out ''through his'' '''eye socket'''.
* DepravedBisexual[=/=]DepravedHomosexual: He used to be married to Moxxi, so he could be bi, or perhaps he realised he was gay during or after the marriage, or was just using her
as a DLC boss as "Motorhead".
[[TheBeard beard]]. But we can all agree on the "depraved" part.
* DropTheHammer: As indicated EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Judging by his name, he dying words, his relationship with Chaz was a loving one.
* FlyingUnderTheGaydar: Attempts this, but his romantic feelings for his boyfriend Chaz are pretty blatant. The question amongst fans isn't whether or not he's gay, but whether he's bi or was basically using Moxxi as TheBeard.
* InsistentTerminology: That's '''[=MR=].''' Shank.
* KnifeNut: He
has a rather large sledgehammer as a melee weapon. In the second game, it's carried by Brick.
* HulkSpeak: "Sledge give little runt BIG Death!"
* TheJuggernaut: Befitting his role as the first WakeUpCallBoss in game, Sledge is incredibly strong.
* LegacyCharacter: Seems to have a couple. Smashhead is an optional mini boss in ''2'', while Brick has also adapted
several knives on his person and seems to ''really'' enjoy using them. Not to mention the knife he has jammed in his face.
* ManlyGay: Has shades
of Sledge's attributes. Sledge's helmet this, although he tries his best to cover it up. Also has some elements of MachoCamp. It's possible he's really just CampGay and that any masculine behaviour he displays is also a head option for Salvador.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Absolutely ''covered'' in spikes.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Angel refers
due to him as trying to stay in the first truly dangerous opponent you'll face. closet.
* MeaningfulName: Shank is a term for a prison stabbing. Mr. Shank runs a prison. He also has a knife stuck in his head and uses knives in combat.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Concerning his love affair with Chaz.
* TattooedCrook:
He's also a criminal who has tattoos and goes mostly naked to show them off.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: He actually kills a prisoner for calling him "Shank."
* TransparentCloset: He tries to deny his homosexuality, but he's fooling nobody. Particularly in his lame attempts to claim he uses
the first of the the game's 3 major bandit leaders.virility/phallus enhancer "Engorge!" to please his "girlfriend" Chazmina.



[[folder:Mad Mel]]
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! Mad Mel

Leader of the vehicle-riding bandits who have been stealing Scooter's runners in the first game.

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[[folder:Mad Mel]]
[[folder:Steve]]
!Steve the Bandit
!!''Heyooo!''
->Voiced by Mikey Neumann
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! Mad Mel

Leader
org/pmwiki/pub/images/steve_poker_night_2_sam_elimination_card_1389.png]]

One
of the vehicle-riding bandits who have been stealing Scooter's runners in mascots of the first game.series, alongside Claptrap. In the second game, it turns out he works with the Zafords.



* CoolCar: A skeletal repaint of the Monster (which you can access in the 3rd DLC).
* DragonAscendant: It's mentioned he took over the Badlands bandits after you bumped off Sledge.
* ShoutOut: [[Film/MadMax Everything]] [[Film/LethalWeapon about]] [[Film/{{Braveheart}} him]] is a ShoutOut to Creator/MelGibson (more specifically, the ''Mad Max'' movies).
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Spouts a generic Bruiser line, but effective nonetheless: ''"Come on little one, time to die!"''
* VehicularAssault: He spends his boss battle driving around in the aforementioned CoolCar, and ''will'' crush you under its tires if he can.

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* CoolCar: A skeletal repaint TheCameo: Shows up in [[spoiler: episode 5 of ''Tales'' as the bandit that Zer0 is shooting at.]]
* CatchPhrase: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy-jGa04nJg Heyoo!]]"
* CoolGun: As seen in ''Poker Night 2'', he owns a rocket launcher that shoots relatively harmless confetti rockets![[note]]Not in the picture we provided here however, which comes from that game, but it's
of the Monster (which you can access only elimination where Steve [[Franchise/SamAndMax just walks in to eliminate a player]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/borderlands/images/6/6a/Steve_Heyo.png/revision/latest?cb=20130812064006 instead of firing a rocket at one.]][[/note]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Claptrap, according to Claptrap's webseries and ''VideoGame/PokerNight2''. [=GlaDOS=] even refers to Steve as Claptrap's best friend.
* MemeticBadass: In
the 3rd DLC).
* DragonAscendant: It's mentioned he took over
second game, there's Bandit graffiti about "Steve the Badlands bandits Lion-Heart" to suggest he's one in-universe.
* OhCrap: In ''Poker Night 2'', Steve's reaction when an angry [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock Samson]] heads towards him
after you bumped off Sledge.
Steve shot a confetti rocket at him.
-->'''Steve:''' Heyooo! ''(shoots Brock)''\\
'''Brock:''' Excuse me... ''(menacingly heads towards Steve)''\\
'''Steve:''' ...[-Heyooo-]? ''(flees with Brock in pursuit, who catches up and begins audibly beating him)''
* ShoutOut: [[Film/MadMax Everything]] [[Film/LethalWeapon about]] [[Film/{{Braveheart}} him]] SeriesMascot: The second of two. The first being [[RobotBuddy Claptrap]].
* UnexplainedRecovery: Was apparently killed in ''The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned'', but
is found alive and well in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', both in The Dust and within The Holy Spirits tavern, apparently either a ShoutOut to Creator/MelGibson (more specifically, member of or working with the ''Mad Max'' movies).
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Spouts a generic Bruiser line, but effective nonetheless: ''"Come on little one, time to die!"''
* VehicularAssault: He spends his boss battle driving around in the aforementioned CoolCar, and ''will'' crush you under its tires if he can.
[[{{Oireland}} Zalford Clan]].



[[folder:Krom]]
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! Krom
->Voiced by Oliver Tull

Bandit boss of the Rust Commons in the first game, and second in command to Baron Flynt.

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[[folder:Krom]]
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!!Atlas and the Crimson Lance

[[folder:Commandant Steele]]
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! Krom
org/pmwiki/pub/images/commandant_steele_9259.png]]
!Commandant Helga Steele
->Voiced by Oliver Tull

Bandit boss
Creator/LaniMinella

The leader
of the Rust Commons Crimson Lance in the first vanilla game, dedicated to finding and second in command plundering the Vault first. Possibly the Siren Lilith came to Baron Flynt.Pandora to find, but that is never confirmed.



* BaldOfEvil: He has a few hairs, but other than that, he's bald.
* DyingDeclarationOfHate: One of this death quotes is him stating how much he hated Pandora anyway.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: According to his wiki profile (which got it from somewhere), his real name is Leslie.
* GatlingGood: Uses a gatling turret.
* KickTheDog: Randomly shoots a Claptrap before fighting you.
%%* NoMouth:
* TheTurretMaster: Fights from the top of a canyon on a turret.

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* BaldOfEvil: He has a few hairs, but other than that, he's bald.
* DyingDeclarationOfHate: One of this death quotes is him stating how much he hated Pandora anyway.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: According to his wiki profile (which got it from somewhere), his real
AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is Leslie.
only stated in the game files.
** The ''Borderlands: Origins'' comics confirm that Steele is, in fact, a Siren, which explains how she was able to activate the Destroyer Vault's key. Apparently Handsome Jack didn't include her in his list of them because [[spoiler: she was already dead at the time.]]
* GatlingGood: Uses BadBoss: Aside from treating her underlings like shit, in the backstory [[spoiler:she knowingly sent Roland's squad on a gatling turret.
suicide mission, then left them for dead when they were overrun. Of course, this ends up coming back to bite her in the end.]]
* KickTheDog: Randomly shoots TheBaroness: Not only does she have the personality type, but she also speaks with a Russian accent.
* BigBad: The closest thing that the game has to a main villain.
* ButtMonkey:
** [[spoiler:Not only does she get unceremoniously impaled mid-sentence, she then gets revived -- twice -- and her new
Claptrap before fighting you.
%%* NoMouth:
* TheTurretMaster: Fights
programming ensures her following deaths are as undignified as possible.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Steele-Trap:''' Unce, unce, unce... I was better off with a damn tentacle through my chest.]]
** Shows up in Tales
from the top Borderlands stuffed and as a museum piece. Shade's recounting of a canyon on a turret.how she died doesn't help either.
* CameBackWrong: She is brought back as [[spoiler:Steele-Trap during the ''Robot Revolution'' DLC.]]
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler:This isn't evident in the main game, but it definitely shows in ''Robot Revolution''.]]
* EvilAlbino: Lampooned by Knoxx.
--> Have you met our friend the sun?!
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: How [[spoiler:the Destroyer kills her.]]
* KingMook: In the Claptrap DLC, she is more or less a Lance Assassin with more health.
* MotorMouth: According to Knoxx.
--> '''Knoxx:''' I sent Steele to this planet to take care of this little problem and also because... seriously, have you ''heard'' her? She talks all the time.
* PowerTattoo: She has Siren tattoos, although the powers she possesses remain a mystery. [[spoiler:Even when fought as Steele-Trap she doesn't demonstrate any special Siren powers.]]
* SheFu: As [[spoiler:Steele-Trap.]]
* TouchedByVorlons: She is a Siren, but she never demonstrates any powers in the game (other than being able to operate the Vault Key).
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Played straight in the main game. Inverted in the ''Robot Revolution'' DLC, in which she comes back under the control of the Claptraps and fights the player characters twice.]]
* UnwillingRoboticisation: Rebuilt as [[spoiler:''Steele Trap'' in the Robot Revolution DLC.]]



[[folder:The Kobb Brothers]]
! Taylor and Jaynis Kobb

A pair of brothers fighting over a bandit town in Rust Commons East.

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[[folder:The Kobb Brothers]]
! Taylor
[[folder:General Knoxx]]
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!General Alphonso Knoxx
!!''Doesn't like Mondays''
->Voiced by Stan Robak

The beleaguered general of the Crimson Lance after Steele botches the job, he is deeply annoyed by everything to do with Pandora
and Jaynis Kobb

A pair of brothers fighting over a bandit town in Rust Commons East.
his superior, the five-year old Admiral Mikey.



* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Subverted. Taylor is just as bad if not worse than his brother, as it would turn out.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Taylor apparently puts armed midgets in storage containers (complete with beds and toilets) in case he has a sudden need to betray someone.
* KingMook: Both brothers use a generic Bandit Raider design.
* ObviouslyEvil: Taylor. The fact that he's a KingMook should have clued the player in that [[spoiler:they would end up fighting him]].
* ShoutOut: Jaynis and Jaynistown are one to Jayne Cobb of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.

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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Subverted. Taylor is just as bad if not worse than AffablyEvil: He's polite to the Vault Hunters, despite making it clear he intends to kill them. Even his brother, dying request that they should destroy Pandora because it's a CrapsackWorld that doesn't deserve to exist is pretty polite.
** [[spoiler:He's even affable when being forced to fight
as it would turn out.Knoxx-trap, encouraging the Vault Hunters on their efforts at killing him and congratulating them on critical hits.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Taylor apparently puts armed midgets in storage containers (complete ButtMonkey: Sees himself as this, given his OnlySaneMan attitude.
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:In the Robot Revolution DLC]], much to his chagrin.
--> '''Knoxx:''' I'm back! Wait... I'm ''back''? ''Dammit''.
* TheCameo: In the Pre-Sequel, Knoxx is the one who narrates Athena's personal ECHO logs.
* TheChewToy: His men disrespect him, his commanding officer is literally a child, and he's stuck on a CrapsackWorld. Oh, and [[spoiler:he gets resurrected, ''twice'', when all he wants is to stay dead.]]
* DangerousDeserter: He would have been, if he'd gone through
with beds his plans to kill the Vault Hunters and toilets) in case then leave the Crimson Lance for being full of idiots and incompetents.
* DeadpanSnarker: In his ECHO recordings.
* DeathSeeker: When you reach him, [[spoiler:he's about to commit suicide]], but decides to try killing the Vault Hunters instead. [[spoiler:In the Robot Revolution DLC,
he has a sudden need is brought back to betray someone.
life twice and is not happy about it.]]
* KingMook: Both brothers use a generic Bandit Raider design.
* ObviouslyEvil: Taylor.
EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first ECHO you receive from him begins with a ''very'' long-suffering sigh. And that sums up his attitude to Pandora, the Crimson Lance, his mission, the Vault Hunters, his underlings, his superiors, his life, and every other damn thing that goes on to happen from there.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The reason he was furious at his superiors for what they did to Athena was partially that he thinks it was just an incredibly dirty move on their part.
** PragmaticVillainy: ... As well as knowing that if they had to kill her sister, they should have gotten someone without any personal investment in the job rather than have her do it.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears one.
* FlunkyBoss: Knoxx himself is pretty tough, what with his AceCustom mech suit, but what really makes him "final boss" difficult is the
fact that he's accompanied by lots of Crimson Lance units, including Devastators ''and'' a KingMook should have clued the player in Badass Devastator, as well as multiple Crimson Lance medics that [[spoiler:they would end up fighting him]].can heal Knoxx to full health if you don't kill them quickly enough. This is most apparent in ''Claptrap's New Robot Revolution'', in which you fight Knoxx again, only this time he's by himself and is a noticeably easier fight.
* ShoutOut: Jaynis KingMook: Knoxx is basically an AceCustom Devastator (he's larger and Jaynistown has a ''lot'' more health), although he does have a few unique attacks and is also a FlunkyBoss.
* LargeAndInCharge: Courtesy of his enormous mech suit.
* OnlySaneMan: Sees himself as this among the Crimson Lance leaders. He's not wrong, given that the rank-and-file seem more concerned with ice-cream than their mission and they left a code [[TooDumbToLive that their lives depend upon]] at a blatant tourist trap where anyone could pick it up, the elites
are one AxCrazy (they were brainwashed as children then [[SelfMadeOrphan forced to Jayne Cobb murder their parents]]), and his boss is a ''five year old'' because of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.
goddamn {{nepotism}}. All while he's trapped on a desert planet loaded with crazies and vicious alien wildlife, and someone is massacring his men with little effort. He's so fed up with the situation that when the Vault Hunters find him, he's [[DrivenToSuicide trying to kill himself to escape the madness.]]
* PetTheDog: The Pre-Sequel shows that he was actually quite fond of Athena, noting that she was a "nice enough kid" for a ChildSoldier and was pretty angry at his superiors when they ordered her to wipe out the village her sister lived in to cut off her remaining ties to the outside world, knowing that as well as it being a dick move that it will just lead to her wanting vengeance against them. For her part, Athena actually respected Knoxx and regretted that he had to die.
* PoweredArmor: Uses his own custom suit of Devastator armor, which is somewhere between here and MiniMecha.
* PunchClockVillain: He bears the Vault Hunters no ill will and isn't ideologically loyal to the Crimson Lance, but he's a career soldier who takes his work seriously.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: His resurrection -- he ''wanted to die'', and bitterly demands you hurry up and kill him during the battle.



[[folder:Baron Flynt]]
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! Baron Flynt
!!''That's Medicinal.''
->Voiced by Creator/IanSinclair

One of the highest-ranking bandits in the first game, he lords over the Salt Flats from an abandoned mining rig.

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[[folder:Baron Flynt]]
[[folder:Athena]]

See: ''Characters/BorderlandsThePreSequel''

[[/folder]]

!!Jakobs

[[folder:Dr. Ned]]
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! Baron Flynt
!!''That's Medicinal.''
Dr. Ned Blanco
!!''I'm Helping!''
->Voiced by Creator/IanSinclair

One
Ric Spiegel

The identical twin brother of Zed, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial who is not just Zed with a mustache]]. The main antagonist
of the highest-ranking bandits in the first game, he lords over the Salt Flats from an abandoned mining rig.Zombie Island DLC.



* CoolGun: His BoomStick, which is [[Franchise/EvilDead beyond Groovy]].
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the leader of the bandits. After him comes [[spoiler:the Crimson Lance and the Guardians]].
* EvilGloating: By far the most talkative bandit leader in the game, he taunts you several times over the radio before you finally confront him face-to-face.
** SophisticatedAsHell: His dialogue has shades of this, at least compared to all of the other bandit leaders.
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: According to cut dialog from his brother Captain Flynt in the sequel, Baron is literally his first name. [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Their parents were douchebags.]]
* KickTheDog: According to Tannis, Flynt punched her dog.
* LeanAndMean: Unlike all of the other bandit leaders, who are all huge mountains of muscle, Flynt's a lanky, regular-sized guy. Despite this, he's still very tough in a fight.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: He sits up on his chair even after you reach him. The only time he gets up and attacks you is after you kill Hanz and Franz.
* ShoutOut: He, his gun, and the gun's FlavorText are all {{Shout Out}}s to ''Franchise/EvilDead''.
* SmokingIsCool: Has a small lit.... something whenever he appears.
* TheStoner: If his BossSubtitles are to be believed, that's not a cigarette.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys[=/=]CoDragons: His two assistants, Hanz and Franz.

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* CoolGun: His BoomStick, which is [[Franchise/EvilDead beyond Groovy]].
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the leader
AffablyEvil: In spite of the bandits. After fact that he's a ZombieApocalypse-unleashing, murderous MadScientist, he's pretty chatty and pleasant towards the Vault Hunters. He makes brownies, offers them some, then remembers he probably shouldn't be giving brownies to the people who want him comes [[spoiler:the Crimson Lance dead.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Invoked. [[IntendedAudienceReaction Intended
and the Guardians]].
* EvilGloating: By far the most talkative bandit leader in the game, he taunts you several times
subverted]]. He goes down quite easily. [[spoiler:Followed by credits rolling past at lightning speed. Then they're suddenly ripped away and ''Undead Ned'' screams "It's not over yet!" Along with a character intro screen of Undead Ned with the radio before you finally confront him face-to-face.
** SophisticatedAsHell: His dialogue
text "HOLY F*#KING SHIT!!!"]]
* BadassMustache: One that's apparently growing out of his surgical mask. [[spoiler:He still
has shades of this, at least compared to all of the other bandit leaders.
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: According to cut dialog from his brother Captain Flynt in the sequel, Baron is literally his first name. [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Their parents were douchebags.
a moustache as Undead Ned, although it's styled completely differently.]]
* KickTheDog: According BerserkButton: His assistant, Bill, making popcorn when people are trying to Tannis, Flynt punched her dog.
work. This evidently ends up turning into a deep hatred of popcorn in general.
--> '''Ned:''' You smell like popcorn. Now I'm pissed!
* LeanAndMean: Unlike all BigBad: Of "The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned" DLC, naturally.
* BodyHorror: As [[spoiler:Undead Ned.]]
* CameBackWrong: ''Thrice''. Upon being killed in "Zombie Island", he almost instantly [[spoiler:revives as Undead Ned. Then, in "Claptrap's New Robot Revolution", he is revived as Ned-Trap, ''then'' as Undead Ned-Trap.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: He actually makes note
of the decision to dedicate himself to evil, records it, and idly hopes nobody happens to find the recording and learn of his nefariousness.
* DeadlyDoctor: Aside from the zombies, he can put up a pretty good fight one-on-one.
* EvilTwin:
** Of Dr. Zed. At first, it can be assumed that Ned is Zed with an [[PaperThinDisguise obvious fake moustache]] spouting [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial suspicious denials]] ("I am Dr. Ned, who is totally not Dr. Zed in disguise"). However,
other bandit leaders, who sources (such as the Game Of The Year Edition Guide, the fourth Claptrap webisode, [=DLC=]s 3 and 4 and, of course, ''Borderlands 2'') confirm that they are all huge mountains indeed two different people - brothers, specifically.
** In the Headhunter DLC
of muscle, Flynt's the third game, T.K. Baha hints that there's a lanky, regular-sized guy. Despite this, third twin, named Ted, that is even worse than him. However Baha also pretty much says that none of the DLC is canon anyways.
* FlippingTheBird: In his second intro.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: When you first meet him.
** When wounded, Dr. Ned-trap might say "Pour alcohol on the wound. Also in my mouth."
%%* LaughablyEvil
* MadScientist: Not only created zombies, but Wereskags as well.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: [[spoiler:''[[BossSubtitles Turns out
he's still very tough in a fight.
bad guy... who knew?]]'']]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: He sits up on his chair NinjaPirateZombieRobot: By the end of the Borderlands 1 storyline, he's a [[spoiler:twice-undead cyborg physician.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: He's not
even after you reach him. really trying to hide it. The only time he gets up and attacks you is after you kill Hanz and Franz.
* ShoutOut: He,
made the Vault Hunters wait while he lowered his gun, and hand-cranked elevator, forcing them to fight off a massive horde of zombies, going so far as to drop the gun's FlavorText counter-weight ''twice'' comes to mind.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Undead Ned]], a far tougher battle than the one just before it.
* PornStash: There
are all {{Shout Out}}s to ''Franchise/EvilDead''.
* SmokingIsCool: Has a small lit.... something whenever he appears.
* TheStoner: If
''huge'' stacks of dirty magazines in his BossSubtitles are to be believed, that's not a cigarette.
secret lab.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys[=/=]CoDragons: His two assistants, Hanz and Franz.
UnwillingRoboticisation: How the Claptraps bring him BackFromTheDead.



[[folder:Mr. Shank]]
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!''[[InsistentTerminology Mr.]]'' Shank
->Voiced by Stan Robak

The [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday extremely heterosexual]] leader of Lockdown Palace, and Moxxi's second husband. He kidnaps Athena in the Knoxx DLC.

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[[folder:Mr. Shank]]
[[folder:Hank Reiss]]
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!''[[InsistentTerminology Mr.]]'' Shank
->Voiced
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! Hank Reiss
!!''Nice Hat!''

A man who was turned into a were-skag
by Stan Robak

The [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday extremely heterosexual]] leader of Lockdown Palace, and Moxxi's second husband. He kidnaps Athena in
Ned when he was given the Knoxx DLC.anti-zombie antidote. Identified by his NiceHat.



* BaldOfEvil: As can be seen in his picture, Mr. Shank doesn't have any hair on his body.
* BodyHorror: As can be seen in his picture here. He has a knife jammed through his ''skull'' so that the tip is jutting out ''through his'' '''eye socket'''.
* DepravedBisexual[=/=]DepravedHomosexual: He used to be married to Moxxi, so he could be bi, or perhaps he realised he was gay during or after the marriage, or was just using her as a [[TheBeard beard]]. But we can all agree on the "depraved" part.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Judging by his dying words, his relationship with Chaz was a loving one.
* FlyingUnderTheGaydar: Attempts this, but his romantic feelings for his boyfriend Chaz are pretty blatant. The question amongst fans isn't whether or not he's gay, but whether he's bi or was basically using Moxxi as TheBeard.
* InsistentTerminology: That's '''[=MR=].''' Shank.
* KnifeNut: He has several knives on his person and seems to ''really'' enjoy using them. Not to mention the knife he has jammed in his face.
* ManlyGay: Has shades of this, although he tries his best to cover it up. Also has some elements of MachoCamp. It's possible he's really just CampGay and that any masculine behaviour he displays is due to him trying to stay in the closet.
* MeaningfulName: Shank is a term for a prison stabbing. Mr. Shank runs a prison. He also has a knife stuck in his head and uses knives in combat.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Concerning his love affair with Chaz.
* TattooedCrook: He's a criminal who has tattoos and goes mostly naked to show them off.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: He actually kills a prisoner for calling him "Shank."
* TransparentCloset: He tries to deny his homosexuality, but he's fooling nobody. Particularly in his lame attempts to claim he uses the virility/phallus enhancer "Engorge!" to please his "girlfriend" Chazmina.

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* BaldOfEvil: As can be seen in ApocalypticLog: His ECHO correspondence with his picture, Mr. Shank doesn't wife, which gradually tells the tale of the zombie outbreak in Jakobs Cove [[spoiler:and first hints at Ned's direct involvement in same]], and ends with him going to Ned as a volunteer test subject for the skag-based cure.
* MonsterProgenitor: The original wereskag, ultimately responsible for every other wereskag's existence.
* NiceHat: It actually looks really stupid, but deserves a mention because the game itself calls it such (if mockingly). Why does he wear it? His daughter made it for him. He even mentions the other guys teasing him about it.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Technically a were''skag'', but wereskags are more like werewolves than skags are like wolves in the first place. The main difference? The mouth, which opens like a flower. Oh, and wereskags would
have any hair on his body.
* BodyHorror: As can be seen in his picture here. He has a knife jammed through his ''skull'' so that the tip is jutting out ''through his'' '''eye socket'''.
* DepravedBisexual[=/=]DepravedHomosexual: He used to be married to Moxxi, so he could be bi, or perhaps he realised he was gay during or after the marriage, or was just using her as a [[TheBeard beard]]. But we can all agree on the "depraved" part.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Judging by his dying words, his relationship
never existed if Ned hadn't injected Reiss with Chaz skag stuff in the first place.
* TragicMonster: He
was a loving one.
family man before transforming into a wereskag.
* FlyingUnderTheGaydar: Attempts this, but TurnsRed: Once his romantic feelings for his boyfriend Chaz are pretty blatant. The question amongst fans isn't whether or not he's gay, but whether he's bi or was basically using Moxxi as TheBeard.
* InsistentTerminology: That's '''[=MR=].''' Shank.
* KnifeNut: He has several knives on his person
health gets below a certain threshold, he howls and seems to ''really'' enjoy using them. Not to mention the knife he has jammed in his face.
* ManlyGay: Has shades
gains a ton of this, although he tries his best to cover it up. Also has some elements of MachoCamp. It's possible he's really just CampGay and that any masculine behaviour he displays is due to him trying to stay in the closet.
* MeaningfulName: Shank is a term for a prison stabbing. Mr. Shank runs a prison. He also has a knife stuck in his head and uses knives in combat.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Concerning his love affair with Chaz.
* TattooedCrook: He's a criminal who has tattoos and goes mostly naked to show
back. If you don't take them off.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: He actually kills a prisoner for calling him "Shank."
* TransparentCloset: He tries to deny his homosexuality, but he's fooling nobody. Particularly in his lame attempts to claim he uses
out fast enough, other wereskags do the virility/phallus enhancer "Engorge!" to please his "girlfriend" Chazmina.
same.



[[folder:Steve]]
!Steve the Bandit
!!''Heyooo!''
->Voiced by Mikey Neumann
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One of the mascots of the series, alongside Claptrap. In the second game, it turns out he works with the Zafords.

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[[folder:Steve]]
!Steve the Bandit
!!''Heyooo!''
->Voiced by Mikey Neumann
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[[folder:Father O'Callahan]]
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One of
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!Father Jackie O'Callahan

A local preacher who tried to fight
the mascots "evil" of the series, alongside Claptrap. In the second game, it turns out he works Jakobs Cove before being infected with the Zafords.Wereskag virus.



* TheCameo: Shows up in [[spoiler: episode 5 of ''Tales'' as the bandit that Zer0 is shooting at.]]
* CatchPhrase: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy-jGa04nJg Heyoo!]]"
* CoolGun: As seen in ''Poker Night 2'', he owns a rocket launcher that shoots relatively harmless confetti rockets![[note]]Not in the picture we provided here however, which comes from that game, but it's of the only elimination where Steve [[Franchise/SamAndMax just walks in to eliminate a player]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/borderlands/images/6/6a/Steve_Heyo.png/revision/latest?cb=20130812064006 instead of firing a rocket at one.]][[/note]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Claptrap, according to Claptrap's webseries and ''VideoGame/PokerNight2''. [=GlaDOS=] even refers to Steve as Claptrap's best friend.
* MemeticBadass: In the second game, there's Bandit graffiti about "Steve the Lion-Heart" to suggest he's one in-universe.
* OhCrap: In ''Poker Night 2'', Steve's reaction when an angry [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock Samson]] heads towards him after Steve shot a confetti rocket at him.
-->'''Steve:''' Heyooo! ''(shoots Brock)''\\
'''Brock:''' Excuse me... ''(menacingly heads towards Steve)''\\
'''Steve:''' ...[-Heyooo-]? ''(flees with Brock in pursuit, who catches up and begins audibly beating him)''
* SeriesMascot: The second of two. The first being [[RobotBuddy Claptrap]].
* UnexplainedRecovery: Was apparently killed in ''The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned'', but is found alive and well in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', both in The Dust and within The Holy Spirits tavern, apparently either a member of or working with the [[{{Oireland}} Zalford Clan]].

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* TheCameo: Shows up AndThenJohnWasAZombie: The Vault Hunters are hired to find out what happened to him, learning through ECHO recordings that he was "nicked in the neck" by Hank Reiss.
* BadassPreacher: He appears to be an actual priest who decides to "kick evil's arse".
* {{Determinator}}: Fighting the zombies and Hank Reiss is tough, but he stays strong through prayer...and the whiskey in his flask.
* OhMyGods: References the Guardian Angel at least once.
* ShoutOut: Obviously a reference to the character Father O'Callahan from ''Salem's Lot'' by Stephen King,
[[spoiler: episode 5 of ''Tales'' as both characters are monster hunters who end up infected by the bandit that Zer0 is shooting at.monsters they hunt.]]
* CatchPhrase: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy-jGa04nJg Heyoo!]]"
* CoolGun: As seen in ''Poker Night 2'', he owns a rocket launcher that shoots relatively harmless confetti rockets![[note]]Not in
TragicMonster: A BadassPreacher who tried to help Jakobs Cove and was turned into the picture we provided here however, which comes from that game, but it's of the only elimination where Steve [[Franchise/SamAndMax just walks in to eliminate a player]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/borderlands/images/6/6a/Steve_Heyo.png/revision/latest?cb=20130812064006 instead of firing a rocket at one.]][[/note]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Claptrap, according to Claptrap's webseries and ''VideoGame/PokerNight2''. [=GlaDOS=] even refers to Steve as Claptrap's best friend.
* MemeticBadass: In the second game, there's Bandit graffiti about "Steve the Lion-Heart" to suggest he's one in-universe.
* OhCrap: In ''Poker Night 2'', Steve's reaction when an angry [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock Samson]] heads towards him after Steve shot a confetti rocket at him.
-->'''Steve:''' Heyooo! ''(shoots Brock)''\\
'''Brock:''' Excuse me... ''(menacingly heads towards Steve)''\\
'''Steve:''' ...[-Heyooo-]? ''(flees with Brock in pursuit, who catches up and begins audibly beating him)''
* SeriesMascot: The second of two. The first being [[RobotBuddy Claptrap]].
* UnexplainedRecovery: Was apparently killed in ''The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned'', but is found alive and well in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', both in The Dust and within The Holy Spirits tavern, apparently either a member of or working with the [[{{Oireland}} Zalford Clan]].
very "evil" he was fighting. BeingGoodSucks on [[CrapsackWorld Pandora]].



!!Atlas and the Crimson Lance

[[folder:Commandant Steele]]
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!Commandant Helga Steele
->Voiced by Creator/LaniMinella

The leader of the Crimson Lance in the vanilla game, dedicated to finding and plundering the Vault first. Possibly the Siren Lilith came to Pandora to find, but that is never confirmed.

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!!Atlas and the Crimson Lance

[[folder:Commandant Steele]]
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!!Hyperion

[[folder:Mr. Blake]]
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!Commandant Helga Steele
! Mr. Jeffrey Blake
!!''Vice President of Hyperion''
->Voiced by Creator/LaniMinella

Creator/RBruceElliott

The leader surprisingly reasonable vice president of the Crimson Lance in the vanilla game, dedicated to finding and plundering Hyperion. He hires the Vault first. Possibly Hunters in the Siren Lilith came to Pandora to find, Robot Revolution DLC of the first game, but that is never confirmed.only heard in ECHO logs in the second.



* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is only stated in the game files.
** The ''Borderlands: Origins'' comics confirm that Steele is, in fact, a Siren, which explains how she was able to activate the Destroyer Vault's key. Apparently Handsome Jack didn't include her in his list of them because [[spoiler: she was already dead at the time.]]
* BadBoss: Aside from treating her underlings like shit, in the backstory [[spoiler:she knowingly sent Roland's squad on a suicide mission, then left them for dead when they were overrun. Of course, this ends up coming back to bite her in the end.]]
* TheBaroness: Not only does she have the personality type, but she also speaks with a Russian accent.
* BigBad: The closest thing that the game has to a main villain.
* ButtMonkey:
** [[spoiler:Not only does she get unceremoniously impaled mid-sentence, she then gets revived -- twice -- and her new Claptrap programming ensures her following deaths are as undignified as possible.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Steele-Trap:''' Unce, unce, unce... I was better off with a damn tentacle through my chest.]]
** Shows up in Tales from the Borderlands stuffed and as a museum piece. Shade's recounting of how she died doesn't help either.
* CameBackWrong: She is brought back as [[spoiler:Steele-Trap during the ''Robot Revolution'' DLC.]]
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler:This isn't evident in the main game, but it definitely shows in ''Robot Revolution''.]]
* EvilAlbino: Lampooned by Knoxx.
--> Have you met our friend the sun?!
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: How [[spoiler:the Destroyer kills her.]]
* KingMook: In the Claptrap DLC, she is more or less a Lance Assassin with more health.
* MotorMouth: According to Knoxx.
--> '''Knoxx:''' I sent Steele to this planet to take care of this little problem and also because... seriously, have you ''heard'' her? She talks all the time.
* PowerTattoo: She has Siren tattoos, although the powers she possesses remain a mystery. [[spoiler:Even when fought as Steele-Trap she doesn't demonstrate any special Siren powers.]]
* SheFu: As [[spoiler:Steele-Trap.]]
* TouchedByVorlons: She is a Siren, but she never demonstrates any powers in the game (other than being able to operate the Vault Key).
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Played straight in the main game. Inverted in the ''Robot Revolution'' DLC, in which she comes back under the control of the Claptraps and fights the player characters twice.]]
* UnwillingRoboticisation: Rebuilt as [[spoiler:''Steele Trap'' in the Robot Revolution DLC.]]

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* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is only stated in the game files.
** The ''Borderlands: Origins'' comics confirm that Steele is, in fact, a Siren, which explains how she was able to activate the Destroyer Vault's key. Apparently
BeleagueredAssistant: [[BadBoss Handsome Jack didn't include her in treats him like a butler]] more than anything else.
* BenevolentBoss: Surprisingly, despite the flames and
his list of devil horns, he is a very reasonable executive. Unlike most corporate executives you have seen so far, he did not backstab the vault hunters [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness after the job is done]] and compensated them because [[spoiler: she ''very'' generously. In the sequel, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he warned TK Baha and Dr. Zed that Hyperion was already dead at coming after them and politely suggested that they escaped while they still could]].
* BusCrash: Possibly. [[spoiler:After a long absence, he is finally mentioned in
the time.last Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands episode in a scan as the acting CEO of Hyperion. Right after Helios crashed.]]
* BadBoss: Aside from treating her underlings like shit, DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments.
-->'''Blake:''' We at Hyperion have always valued our relationship with the treasure hunters on Pandora, so I know you'll leap at the chance to help us out. ...[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Particularly since you killed our last team]].
* DemotedToExtra: He is the brains behind the plan to stop the Claptrap uprising in ''Robot Revolution'' and gives all but one of the story missions. In the second game, he is only heard through ECHO recordings.
* TheDragon: Being the Vice President of Hyperion implies that he is this to Jack, but...
** DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:He warned TK Baha about how Hyperion Assassins were coming for him and suggested he take his wife and run while he still could, and he made the same warning to Dr. Zed later on.]] In Jack's AMA, [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Borderlands/comments/2irv09/hey_kiddos_handsome_jack_here_ama_about_how_im/cl4x5c8?context=10000 he mentions]] that he's pretty sure that Blake is trying to get him killed so he can take his job.
** DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:According to an ECHO scan
in the backstory [[spoiler:she knowingly sent Roland's squad on a suicide mission, then left them for dead when they were overrun. Of course, this ends up coming back to bite her in the end.final episode of ''Tales'', Blake was acting-CEO of Hyperion before Jack's return.]]
* TheBaroness: Not only does she have ** Strangely enough, however, the personality type, but she also speaks with a Russian accent.
* BigBad: The closest thing
ECHO logs in "Get to Know Jack" seem to indicate that he was Jack's lackey before he even became president, at least sometime between the game has Pre-Sequel and Tassiter's assassination.
* EnigmaticMinion: At the least, while he's openly contemptuous of everyone in Pandora, his actions suggest that he's a lot less evil than, say, Handsome Jack.
* HornedHairdo: More subtle than some examples, though.
* MaliciousMisnaming: A subject
to a main villain.
* ButtMonkey:
** [[spoiler:Not only does she get unceremoniously impaled mid-sentence, she then
one. Jack repeatedly gets revived -- twice -- and her new Claptrap programming ensures her following deaths are as undignified as possible.]]
Blake's first name wrong, [[{{Jerkass}} very likely on purpose]].
--> [[spoiler:'''Steele-Trap:''' Unce, unce, unce... I was better off '''Jack:''' Anything else on today's agenda, Jimmy?\\
'''Blake:''' It's "Jeffrey", sir. And no.\\
'''Jack:''' [[{{Troll}} Thanks, Jimmy]]!
* MissionControl: Provides all but the first story mission in ''Claptrap's New Robot Revolution''.
* MouthOfSauron: He's evidently Hyperion's representative when dealing
with a damn tentacle through my chest.]]
** Shows up in Tales from
bandits and mercenaries, since he's also the Borderlands stuffed head of Tourism and as a museum piece. Shade's recounting of how she died doesn't help either.
Mercenary Relations.
* CameBackWrong: She is brought back as [[spoiler:Steele-Trap during ObviouslyEvil: Subverted. His intro scene gives off this impression, but he's actually perfectly reasonable.
* OnlySaneMan: The first corporate suit in
the ''Robot Revolution'' DLC.]]
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler:This
''entire game franchise'' who isn't evident in a PsychopathicManchild (Torgue, Handsome Jack, probably most of Atlas' management), [[ComedicSociopathy comedically sociopathic]] (...it's ''Borderlands''), a BadBoss, venal and profit-obsessed to the main game, point of being TooDumbToLive (Jakobs), or succumbing to any other various inanities. ([[VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands Vaughn and maybe Rhys]], depending on player actions, later join the short list of non-deranged executives.)
* PetTheDog: Warning TK Baha and his wife about Hyperion's approaching assassins, and later telling Dr. Zed to leave Fyrestone before the Hyperion robots evict him by force. It would have been easier and inconsequential for him to have simply let them die,
but it definitely shows in ''Robot Revolution''.]]
seems that he is reasonable enough to give a fair warning to anybody who is on Hyperion's kill-list.
* EvilAlbino: Lampooned by Knoxx.
--> Have you met our friend the sun?!
PunchClockVillain: He is this under Handsome Jack.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: How [[spoiler:the Destroyer kills her.]]
* KingMook:
ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In the Claptrap DLC, she is more or less a Lance Assassin with more health.
* MotorMouth: According to Knoxx.
--> '''Knoxx:''' I sent Steele to this planet to take care of this little problem
he's generally polite and also because... seriously, have you ''heard'' her? She talks all the time.
* PowerTattoo: She has Siren tattoos, although the powers she possesses remain a mystery. [[spoiler:Even when fought as Steele-Trap she doesn't demonstrate any special Siren powers.]]
* SheFu: As [[spoiler:Steele-Trap.]]
* TouchedByVorlons: She is a Siren, but she never demonstrates any powers in the game (other than being able to operate
helpful and rewards the Vault Key).
Hunters properly after everything is said and done.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Played straight SharpDressedMan: He dresses very smartly compared to everyone else on Pandora... although he starts to lament it, given the local weather conditions.
-->'''Blake:''' Why, ''why'' did I decide to wear wool
in the main game. Inverted in desert?
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake William Blake]], with
the ''Robot Revolution'' DLC, in which she comes back under ''Borderlands'' Wikia [[http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Blake#Trivia going into further detail on the control of the Claptraps subject]].
* TheVoice: Is only heard in ECHO recordings
and fights the player characters twice.]]
* UnwillingRoboticisation: Rebuilt as [[spoiler:''Steele Trap''
broadcasts in the Robot Revolution DLC.]]
''Borderlands 2''.



[[folder:General Knoxx]]
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!General Alphonso Knoxx
!!''Doesn't like Mondays''
->Voiced by Stan Robak

The beleaguered general of the Crimson Lance after Steele botches the job, he is deeply annoyed by everything to do with Pandora and his superior, the five-year old Admiral Mikey.

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[[folder:General Knoxx]]
[[folder:INAC]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Borderlands_2010-02-25_23-13-43-53_168.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Clapninja_4111.png]]
!General Alphonso Knoxx
!!''Doesn't like Mondays''
!Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap (I.N.A.C)
!!''Viva la Robolution!''
->Voiced by Stan Robak

David Eddings

The beleaguered general very same Claptrap from Fyrestone. After the end of the Crimson Lance after Steele botches first game's story, we see that Hyperion overwrote his programming. He decided to start a RobotWar while "claptrapping" any living creatures he encountered along the job, he is deeply annoyed by everything to do with Pandora and his superior, the five-year old Admiral Mikey.way.



* AffablyEvil: He's polite to the Vault Hunters, despite making it clear he intends to kill them. Even his dying request that they should destroy Pandora because it's a CrapsackWorld that doesn't deserve to exist is pretty polite.
** [[spoiler:He's even affable when being forced to fight as Knoxx-trap, encouraging the Vault Hunters on their efforts at killing him and congratulating them on critical hits.]]
* ButtMonkey: Sees himself as this, given his OnlySaneMan attitude.
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:In the Robot Revolution DLC]], much to his chagrin.
--> '''Knoxx:''' I'm back! Wait... I'm ''back''? ''Dammit''.
* TheCameo: In the Pre-Sequel, Knoxx is the one who narrates Athena's personal ECHO logs.
* TheChewToy: His men disrespect him, his commanding officer is literally a child, and he's stuck on a CrapsackWorld. Oh, and [[spoiler:he gets resurrected, ''twice'', when all he wants is to stay dead.]]
* DangerousDeserter: He would have been, if he'd gone through with his plans to kill the Vault Hunters and then leave the Crimson Lance for being full of idiots and incompetents.
* DeadpanSnarker: In his ECHO recordings.
* DeathSeeker: When you reach him, [[spoiler:he's about to commit suicide]], but decides to try killing the Vault Hunters instead. [[spoiler:In the Robot Revolution DLC, he is brought back to life twice and is not happy about it.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first ECHO you receive from him begins with a ''very'' long-suffering sigh. And that sums up his attitude to Pandora, the Crimson Lance, his mission, the Vault Hunters, his underlings, his superiors, his life, and every other damn thing that goes on to happen from there.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The reason he was furious at his superiors for what they did to Athena was partially that he thinks it was just an incredibly dirty move on their part.
** PragmaticVillainy: ... As well as knowing that if they had to kill her sister, they should have gotten someone without any personal investment in the job rather than have her do it.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears one.
* FlunkyBoss: Knoxx himself is pretty tough, what with his AceCustom mech suit, but what really makes him "final boss" difficult is the fact that he's accompanied by lots of Crimson Lance units, including Devastators ''and'' a Badass Devastator, as well as multiple Crimson Lance medics that can heal Knoxx to full health if you don't kill them quickly enough. This is most apparent in ''Claptrap's New Robot Revolution'', in which you fight Knoxx again, only this time he's by himself and is a noticeably easier fight.
* KingMook: Knoxx is basically an AceCustom Devastator (he's larger and has a ''lot'' more health), although he does have a few unique attacks and is also a FlunkyBoss.
* LargeAndInCharge: Courtesy of his enormous mech suit.
* OnlySaneMan: Sees himself as this among the Crimson Lance leaders. He's not wrong, given that the rank-and-file seem more concerned with ice-cream than their mission and they left a code [[TooDumbToLive that their lives depend upon]] at a blatant tourist trap where anyone could pick it up, the elites are AxCrazy (they were brainwashed as children then [[SelfMadeOrphan forced to murder their parents]]), and his boss is a ''five year old'' because of goddamn {{nepotism}}. All while he's trapped on a desert planet loaded with crazies and vicious alien wildlife, and someone is massacring his men with little effort. He's so fed up with the situation that when the Vault Hunters find him, he's [[DrivenToSuicide trying to kill himself to escape the madness.]]
* PetTheDog: The Pre-Sequel shows that he was actually quite fond of Athena, noting that she was a "nice enough kid" for a ChildSoldier and was pretty angry at his superiors when they ordered her to wipe out the village her sister lived in to cut off her remaining ties to the outside world, knowing that as well as it being a dick move that it will just lead to her wanting vengeance against them. For her part, Athena actually respected Knoxx and regretted that he had to die.
* PoweredArmor: Uses his own custom suit of Devastator armor, which is somewhere between here and MiniMecha.
* PunchClockVillain: He bears the Vault Hunters no ill will and isn't ideologically loyal to the Crimson Lance, but he's a career soldier who takes his work seriously.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: His resurrection -- he ''wanted to die'', and bitterly demands you hurry up and kill him during the battle.

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* AffablyEvil: He's polite to the Vault Hunters, despite making it clear he intends to kill them. Even his dying request that they should destroy Pandora because it's a CrapsackWorld that doesn't deserve to exist is pretty polite.
** [[spoiler:He's even affable when being forced to fight as Knoxx-trap, encouraging the Vault Hunters on their efforts at killing him and congratulating them on critical hits.]]
* ButtMonkey: Sees himself as this, given his OnlySaneMan attitude.
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:In the Robot Revolution DLC]], much to his chagrin.
--> '''Knoxx:''' I'm back! Wait... I'm ''back''? ''Dammit''.
* TheCameo: In the Pre-Sequel, Knoxx is the one who narrates Athena's personal ECHO logs.
* TheChewToy: His men disrespect him, his commanding officer is literally a child, and he's stuck on a CrapsackWorld. Oh, and [[spoiler:he gets resurrected, ''twice'', when all he wants is to stay dead.]]
* DangerousDeserter:
AIIsACrapshoot: He would have been, if he'd gone through with his plans was originally sent by Hyperion to kill the Vault Hunters after they became a drain on the economy. Instead, he led the rest of the Claptraps in a ([[HumansAreTheRealMonsters not entirely unjustified]]) revolt against the humans.
* TheAssimilator: He
and then leave his revolutionary buddies do this to the Crimson Lance local people/wildlife, turning them into cyborg slaves for being full of idiots and incompetents.
* DeadpanSnarker: In his ECHO recordings.
* DeathSeeker: When you reach him, [[spoiler:he's about to commit suicide]], but decides to try killing
the Vault Hunters instead. [[spoiler:In robolution.
* BigBad: Of
the Claptrap's New Robot Revolution DLC, he is brought back DLC.
* CatchPhrase: "Viva la robo-lución!"
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears at the end of the main game.
* FantasticRacism: Really doesn't like humans, referring
to life twice and is them as "[[FantasticSlur fleshbags]]."
-->'''INAC:''' Hath
not happy about it.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first ECHO
a Claptrap an eye? If you receive from him begins with a ''very'' long-suffering sigh. And that sums up his attitude to Pandora, the Crimson Lance, his mission, the Vault Hunters, his underlings, his superiors, his life, and every other damn thing that goes on to happen from there.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The reason he was furious at his superiors for what they did to Athena was partially that he thinks it was just an incredibly dirty move on their part.
** PragmaticVillainy: ... As well as knowing that if they had to kill her sister, they should have gotten someone without any personal investment in the job rather
prick us, do we not bleed? If you poison us, do we not die? Of course we don't! Because we're better than have her do it.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears one.
* FlunkyBoss: Knoxx himself is pretty tough, what with his AceCustom mech suit, but what really makes him "final boss" difficult is the fact that he's accompanied by lots of Crimson Lance units, including Devastators ''and'' a Badass Devastator, as well as multiple Crimson Lance medics that can heal Knoxx to full health if
all you don't kill them quickly enough. This is most apparent in stinking fleshbags!
* FinalBoss: Of
''Claptrap's New Robot Revolution'', Revolution''.
* FlunkyBoss: It will send several waves of Kamikaze Claptraps at the Vault Hunters during the boss fight.
* GatlingGood: His HumongousMecha form has [[MoreDakka NINE]] gatling turrets mounted on it.
* HeelFaceBrainwashing: [[spoiler:He is eventually defeated by the Vault Hunters using the [[FunWithAcronyms WIRED device]] to undo the advanced programming Hyperion gave him and reverting him back to his original, friendly self.]] Afterwards, he was sent back to Hyperion to work as a door opener, where he encountered an employee by the name of Jack and gave him ideas of a new prototype combat unit...
* HumongousMecha: Fights the Vault Hunters
in which one.
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: He'll sometimes yell "I got dibs on his socks!" when
you fight Knoxx again, die during the HumongousMecha battle.
%%* LaughablyEvil
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Does this a couple times.
-->'''INAC:''' So you think you can stop the Claptrap Robolution? You can no more control the direction of a mighty river as it flows towards freedom. Unless you built, like, a dam or an irrigation system or something.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Thanks to his actions, the Claptraps were disassembled between the events of the first and second game to the point that there's
only this one known Claptrap left on Pandora.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Well, Ninja Robot, but still.
* OldShame: In-universe, Claptrap as of the Pre-Sequel came to deeply regret his
time he's by himself and is as the INAC to the point that he associates the MINAC with shame.
* OneWingedAngel: His [[HumongousMecha Mega Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap]] form. However, it's simply
a noticeably easier fight.giant robot he pilots rather than him actually transforming.
* RebelLeader: In leading the Claptraps in the Robolution.

* KingMook: Knoxx is basically an AceCustom Devastator (he's larger and has a ''lot'' more health), although RedEyesTakeWarning: A trait he does have a few unique attacks and is also a FlunkyBoss.
* LargeAndInCharge: Courtesy of his enormous mech suit.
* OnlySaneMan: Sees himself as this among the Crimson Lance leaders. He's not wrong, given that the rank-and-file seem more concerned
shares with ice-cream than their mission and they left a code [[TooDumbToLive that their lives depend upon]] at a blatant tourist trap where anyone could pick it up, all the elites are AxCrazy (they were brainwashed as children then [[SelfMadeOrphan forced Claptrap rebels.
* ThatCameOutWrong: In messages
to murder their parents]]), and his boss is a ''five year old'' because of goddamn {{nepotism}}. All while he's trapped on a desert planet loaded with crazies and vicious alien wildlife, and someone is massacring his men with little effort. He's so fed up with the situation that when the Vault Hunters find him, he's [[DrivenToSuicide trying to kill himself to escape the madness.]]
* PetTheDog: The Pre-Sequel shows that he was actually quite fond of Athena, noting that she was a "nice enough kid" for a ChildSoldier and was pretty angry at his superiors when they ordered her to wipe out the village her sister lived in to cut off her remaining ties to the outside world, knowing that as well as it being a dick move that it
Hunters:
-->'''INAC:''' You
will just lead always fail as long as the Children of the Robolution are willing to her wanting vengeance fight against them. For her part, Athena actually respected Knoxx and regretted that he had their former masters in order to die.
protect me, their master! Hold on...That came out wrong.
* PoweredArmor: Uses VoiceOfTheResistance: Frequently broadcasts recorded messages to further inspire his own custom suit of Devastator armor, which is somewhere between here and MiniMecha.
* PunchClockVillain: He bears the Vault Hunters no ill will and isn't ideologically loyal to the Crimson Lance, but he's a career soldier who takes his work seriously.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: His resurrection -- he ''wanted to die'', and bitterly demands you hurry up and kill him during the battle.
Claptrap brethren.



[[folder:Athena]]

See: ''Characters/BorderlandsThePreSequel''

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[[folder:Athena]]

See: ''Characters/BorderlandsThePreSequel''
!!Aliens

[[folder:The Eridians]]
! The Eridians

The Eridians were an ancient alien race which had a presence on Pandora thousands or even millions of years ago, and the builders of the Vault. As of ''Borderlands'', they are presumed to be long extinct...

...Right?
----
* FantasticCasteSystem: Tannis's translation program has determined that they had a class system, though she doesn't go into details about what sort of classes existed.
* GalacticSuperpower: In their time, Tannis says that they were capable of both "leadership and organized warfare". ''Borderlands 2'' indicates that they were present on numerous worlds. [[spoiler: And those are just the ones they built Vaults on.]]
* {{Precursors}}: Were gone ''long'' before humanity was around.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Humanity studying their ancient technology led to technological leaps and bounds.
* RagnarokProofing: Their stuff, even after thousands or millions of years, is still in working order.



!!Jakobs

[[folder:Dr. Ned]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_imhelping_3225.png]]
! Dr. Ned Blanco
!!''I'm Helping!''
->Voiced by Ric Spiegel

The identical twin brother of Zed, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial who is not just Zed with a mustache]]. The main antagonist of the Zombie Island DLC.

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!!Jakobs

[[folder:Dr. Ned]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_imhelping_3225.png]]
[[folder:The Destroyer]]
! Dr. Ned Blanco
!!''I'm Helping!''
->Voiced by Ric Spiegel

The identical twin brother of Zed, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial who is not just Zed with a mustache]]. The main antagonist of Destroyer

A god-like being from another dimension that all but wiped out
the Zombie Island DLC.Eridians.



* AffablyEvil: In spite of the fact that he's a ZombieApocalypse-unleashing, murderous MadScientist, he's pretty chatty and pleasant towards the Vault Hunters. He makes brownies, offers them some, then remembers he probably shouldn't be giving brownies to the people who want him dead.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Invoked. [[IntendedAudienceReaction Intended and subverted]]. He goes down quite easily. [[spoiler:Followed by credits rolling past at lightning speed. Then they're suddenly ripped away and ''Undead Ned'' screams "It's not over yet!" Along with a character intro screen of Undead Ned with the text "HOLY F*#KING SHIT!!!"]]
* BadassMustache: One that's apparently growing out of his surgical mask. [[spoiler:He still has a moustache as Undead Ned, although it's styled completely differently.]]
* BerserkButton: His assistant, Bill, making popcorn when people are trying to work. This evidently ends up turning into a deep hatred of popcorn in general.
--> '''Ned:''' You smell like popcorn. Now I'm pissed!
* BigBad: Of "The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned" DLC, naturally.
* BodyHorror: As [[spoiler:Undead Ned.]]
* CameBackWrong: ''Thrice''. Upon being killed in "Zombie Island", he almost instantly [[spoiler:revives as Undead Ned. Then, in "Claptrap's New Robot Revolution", he is revived as Ned-Trap, ''then'' as Undead Ned-Trap.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: He actually makes note of the decision to dedicate himself to evil, records it, and idly hopes nobody happens to find the recording and learn of his nefariousness.
* DeadlyDoctor: Aside from the zombies, he can put up a pretty good fight one-on-one.
* EvilTwin:
** Of Dr. Zed. At first, it can be assumed that Ned is Zed with an [[PaperThinDisguise obvious fake moustache]] spouting [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial suspicious denials]] ("I am Dr. Ned, who is totally not Dr. Zed in disguise"). However, other sources (such as the Game Of The Year Edition Guide, the fourth Claptrap webisode, [=DLC=]s 3 and 4 and, of course, ''Borderlands 2'') confirm that they are indeed two different people - brothers, specifically.
** In the Headhunter DLC of the third game, T.K. Baha hints that there's a third twin, named Ted, that is even worse than him. However Baha also pretty much says that none of the DLC is canon anyways.
* FlippingTheBird: In his second intro.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: When you first meet him.
** When wounded, Dr. Ned-trap might say "Pour alcohol on the wound. Also in my mouth."
%%* LaughablyEvil
* MadScientist: Not only created zombies, but Wereskags as well.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: [[spoiler:''[[BossSubtitles Turns out he's a bad guy... who knew?]]'']]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: By the end of the Borderlands 1 storyline, he's a [[spoiler:twice-undead cyborg physician.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: He's not even really trying to hide it. The time he made the Vault Hunters wait while he lowered his hand-cranked elevator, forcing them to fight off a massive horde of zombies, going so far as to drop the counter-weight ''twice'' comes to mind.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Undead Ned]], a far tougher battle than the one just before it.
* PornStash: There are ''huge'' stacks of dirty magazines in his secret lab.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: How the Claptraps bring him BackFromTheDead.

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* AffablyEvil: In spite of BiggerBad: Is the fact that he's a ZombieApocalypse-unleashing, murderous MadScientist, he's pretty chatty most dangerous thing in the game and pleasant towards the Vault Hunters. He makes brownies, offers them some, then remembers he probably shouldn't be giving brownies to the people who want him dead.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Invoked. [[IntendedAudienceReaction Intended
whole universe, and subverted]]. He goes down quite easily. [[spoiler:Followed by credits rolling past at lightning speed. Then they're suddenly ripped away and ''Undead Ned'' screams "It's not over yet!" Along with a character intro screen of Undead Ned with [[spoiler:freeing it inadvertently drives the text "HOLY F*#KING SHIT!!!"]]
* BadassMustache: One that's apparently growing out
plot of his surgical mask. [[spoiler:He still both games]], but it has a moustache as Undead Ned, although it's styled completely differently.]]
no direct influence on the game's story.
* BerserkButton: His assistant, Bill, making popcorn when people are trying to work. This evidently ends up turning into a deep hatred of popcorn in general.
--> '''Ned:''' You smell like popcorn. Now I'm pissed!
* BigBad: Of "The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned" DLC, naturally.
* BodyHorror: As [[spoiler:Undead Ned.]]
* CameBackWrong: ''Thrice''. Upon being killed in "Zombie Island", he almost instantly [[spoiler:revives as Undead Ned. Then, in "Claptrap's New Robot Revolution", he is revived as Ned-Trap, ''then'' as Undead Ned-Trap.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: He actually makes note
CombatTentacles: Which impale [[spoiler:Commandant Steele within seconds of the decision to dedicate himself to evil, records it, and idly hopes nobody happens to find the recording and learn of his nefariousness.
* DeadlyDoctor: Aside from the zombies, he can put up a pretty good fight one-on-one.
* EvilTwin:
** Of Dr. Zed. At first, it can be assumed that Ned is Zed with an [[PaperThinDisguise obvious fake moustache]] spouting [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial suspicious denials]] ("I am Dr. Ned, who is totally not Dr. Zed in disguise"). However, other sources (such as the Game Of The Year Edition Guide, the fourth Claptrap webisode, [=DLC=]s 3 and 4 and, of course,
Vault's opening]]. In ''Borderlands 2'') confirm that they are indeed two different people - brothers, specifically.
** In the Headhunter DLC of the third game, T.K. Baha hints that there's a third twin, named Ted, that is even worse than him. However Baha also pretty much says that none of the DLC is canon anyways.
* FlippingTheBird: In his second intro.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: When you first meet him.
** When wounded, Dr. Ned-trap might say "Pour alcohol on the wound. Also in my mouth.
2'', Handsome Jack dubs it "the universe's angriest squid."
%%* LaughablyEvil
* MadScientist: Not DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler:Moxxi sabotages the Eye of Helios in an attempt to kill both the Destroyer as well as Jack and his goon squad. Jack attempts to salvage the eye in a sidequest, only created zombies, but Wereskags as well.
to blow it up for good]].
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: [[spoiler:''[[BossSubtitles Turns out he's EldritchAbomination: Hailing from another dimension.
* [[spoiler: FunSize: Due to Nakayama's poor math,
a bad guy... who knew?]]'']]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: By the end
clone of the Borderlands 1 storyline, he's Destroyer turned out to be only 3 feet tall. It's eye beam is of a [[spoiler:twice-undead cyborg physician.mild annoyance rather than world-destroying magnitude.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: He's not even really trying GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: '''Blatantly''', and subject to hide it. The time he much SelfDeprecation.
* MainliningTheMonster: [[spoiler:Jack took its eye to power the [[WaveMotionGun Eye of Helios]].]]
* MultipleChoicePast: [[spoiler: In the Pre-Sequel, Jack makes an offhand comment that implies that it's simply another Eridian-built superweapon. This is consistent with dialogue from Angel in ''Borderlands 2'' that implies that Jack may have
made up the Vault Hunters wait while he lowered his hand-cranked elevator, forcing them to fight off a massive horde of zombies, going so far as to drop whole "save the counter-weight ''twice'' comes to mind.
universe from an extra-dimensional eldritch abomination" thing (which is consistent with Jack's grandiose heroism fantasies).]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Undead Ned]], a far tougher battle than NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:The Pre-Sequel reveals that Jack used The Destroyer's eye as Helios' WaveMotionGun]].
* PrecursorKillers: It wiped out
the one just Eridians before it.
* PornStash: There are ''huge'' stacks
[[spoiler:the last of dirty magazines in his secret lab.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: How
them sealed it within the Claptraps bring him BackFromTheDead.
Vault]].
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:The Destroyer is the actual contents of the Vault]], sealed within by the last of the Eridians to prevent it from destroying the universe [[spoiler: ...at least, that's the story Jack has Angel feed you.]]
* StationaryBoss: Fortunately for the player, it won't move at all.



[[folder:Hank Reiss]]
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! Hank Reiss
!!''Nice Hat!''

A man who was turned into a were-skag by Ned when he was given the anti-zombie antidote. Identified by his NiceHat.

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[[folder:Hank Reiss]]
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! Hank Reiss
!!''Nice Hat!''

A man
[[folder:The Guardians]]
!!Guardians of the Vault

Mysterious aliens (likely robots built by the Eridians) left behind to defend the Vaults, they are completely single-minded in pursuit of this goal. They use Eridian armor and weapons, but make no attempt to communicate in any way. They just fight off anyone
who was turned into a were-skag by Ned when he was given gets too close to the anti-zombie antidote. Identified by his NiceHat.Vaults.



* ApocalypticLog: His ECHO correspondence with his wife, which gradually tells the tale of the zombie outbreak in Jakobs Cove [[spoiler:and first hints at Ned's direct involvement in same]], and ends with him going to Ned as a volunteer test subject for the skag-based cure.
* MonsterProgenitor: The original wereskag, ultimately responsible for every other wereskag's existence.
* NiceHat: It actually looks really stupid, but deserves a mention because the game itself calls it such (if mockingly). Why does he wear it? His daughter made it for him. He even mentions the other guys teasing him about it.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Technically a were''skag'', but wereskags are more like werewolves than skags are like wolves in the first place. The main difference? The mouth, which opens like a flower. Oh, and wereskags would have never existed if Ned hadn't injected Reiss with skag stuff in the first place.
* TragicMonster: He was a loving family man before transforming into a wereskag.
* TurnsRed: Once his health gets below a certain threshold, he howls and gains a ton of it back. If you don't take them out fast enough, other wereskags do the same.

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* ApocalypticLog: His ECHO correspondence with his wife, DanceBattler: A lot of them spin and backflip around the battlefield.
* DeflectorShields: They have extremely high shields, but laughable health. Any ability that lets you ignore shields cuts through them like wheat.
* ItCanThink: Everyone is shocked when seeing the Alien in ''The Pre-Sequel!'',
which gradually tells the tale of the zombie outbreak in Jakobs Cove [[spoiler:and first hints at Ned's direct involvement in same]], and ends with him going possesses enough intelligence to Ned as a volunteer test subject [[SmugSuper mock someone for the skag-based cure.
* MonsterProgenitor: The original wereskag, ultimately responsible for every other wereskag's existence.
* NiceHat: It
trying to shoot it]]. It's not confirmed to actually looks really stupid, be a Guardian, though, and may be an actual Eridian.
* OrganicTechnology: According to Athena, they're bio-mechanical constructs built by the Eridians, presumably in their own image,
but deserves a mention because the game itself calls it such (if mockingly). Why does he wear it? His daughter made it for him. He even mentions the other guys teasing him about it.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Technically a were''skag'', but wereskags are more like werewolves than skags are like wolves
in the first place. The main difference? The mouth, which opens like a flower. Oh, and wereskags would end are not actually alive.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Some Guardians (notably the Sentinel) can spin their staffs to deflect bullets.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: They
have never existed if Ned hadn't injected Reiss with skag stuff blank masks for faces in ''Borderlands'', and human-looking masks in ''The Pre-Sequel!'' A Borderlands artist says that their [[http://web.archive.org/web/20110427122252/http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/archguardian.html faces reform to approximately mimic the first place.
* TragicMonster: He was a loving family man before transforming into a wereskag.
* TurnsRed: Once his health gets below a certain threshold, he howls and gains a ton
appearance of whatever species it back. If you don't take them out fast enough, other wereskags do the same.
interacts with]]




[[folder:Father O'Callahan]]
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!Father Jackie O'Callahan

A local preacher who tried to fight the "evil" of Jakobs Cove before being infected with the Wereskag virus.
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: The Vault Hunters are hired to find out what happened to him, learning through ECHO recordings that he was "nicked in the neck" by Hank Reiss.
* BadassPreacher: He appears to be an actual priest who decides to "kick evil's arse".
* {{Determinator}}: Fighting the zombies and Hank Reiss is tough, but he stays strong through prayer...and the whiskey in his flask.
* OhMyGods: References the Guardian Angel at least once.
* 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.]]
* TragicMonster: A BadassPreacher who tried to help Jakobs Cove and was turned into the very "evil" he was fighting. BeingGoodSucks on [[CrapsackWorld Pandora]].

[[/folder]]

!!Hyperion

[[folder:Mr. Blake]]
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! Mr. Jeffrey Blake
!!''Vice President of Hyperion''
->Voiced by Creator/RBruceElliott

The surprisingly reasonable vice president of Hyperion. He hires the Vault Hunters in the Robot Revolution DLC of the first game, but is only heard in ECHO logs in the second.
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* BeleagueredAssistant: [[BadBoss Handsome Jack treats him like a butler]] more than anything else.
* BenevolentBoss: Surprisingly, despite the flames and his devil horns, he is a very reasonable executive. Unlike most corporate executives you have seen so far, he did not backstab the vault hunters [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness after the job is done]] and compensated them ''very'' generously. In the sequel, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he warned TK Baha and Dr. Zed that Hyperion was coming after them and politely suggested that they escaped while they still could]].
* BusCrash: Possibly. [[spoiler:After a long absence, he is finally mentioned in the last Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands episode in a scan as the acting CEO of Hyperion. Right after Helios crashed.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments.
-->'''Blake:''' We at Hyperion have always valued our relationship with the treasure hunters on Pandora, so I know you'll leap at the chance to help us out. ...[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Particularly since you killed our last team]].
* DemotedToExtra: He is the brains behind the plan to stop the Claptrap uprising in ''Robot Revolution'' and gives all but one of the story missions. In the second game, he is only heard through ECHO recordings.
* TheDragon: Being the Vice President of Hyperion implies that he is this to Jack, but...
** DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:He warned TK Baha about how Hyperion Assassins were coming for him and suggested he take his wife and run while he still could, and he made the same warning to Dr. Zed later on.]] In Jack's AMA, [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Borderlands/comments/2irv09/hey_kiddos_handsome_jack_here_ama_about_how_im/cl4x5c8?context=10000 he mentions]] that he's pretty sure that Blake is trying to get him killed so he can take his job.
** DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:According to an ECHO scan in the final episode of ''Tales'', Blake was acting-CEO of Hyperion before Jack's return.]]
** Strangely enough, however, the ECHO logs in "Get to Know Jack" seem to indicate that he was Jack's lackey before he even became president, at least sometime between the Pre-Sequel and Tassiter's assassination.
* EnigmaticMinion: At the least, while he's openly contemptuous of everyone in Pandora, his actions suggest that he's a lot less evil than, say, Handsome Jack.
* HornedHairdo: More subtle than some examples, though.
* MaliciousMisnaming: A subject to one. Jack repeatedly gets Blake's first name wrong, [[{{Jerkass}} very likely on purpose]].
--> '''Jack:''' Anything else on today's agenda, Jimmy?\\
'''Blake:''' It's "Jeffrey", sir. And no.\\
'''Jack:''' [[{{Troll}} Thanks, Jimmy]]!
* MissionControl: Provides all but the first story mission in ''Claptrap's New Robot Revolution''.
* MouthOfSauron: He's evidently Hyperion's representative when dealing with bandits and mercenaries, since he's also the head of Tourism and Mercenary Relations.
* ObviouslyEvil: Subverted. His intro scene gives off this impression, but he's actually perfectly reasonable.
* OnlySaneMan: The first corporate suit in the ''entire game franchise'' who isn't a PsychopathicManchild (Torgue, Handsome Jack, probably most of Atlas' management), [[ComedicSociopathy comedically sociopathic]] (...it's ''Borderlands''), a BadBoss, venal and profit-obsessed to the point of being TooDumbToLive (Jakobs), or succumbing to any other various inanities. ([[VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands Vaughn and maybe Rhys]], depending on player actions, later join the short list of non-deranged executives.)
* PetTheDog: Warning TK Baha and his wife about Hyperion's approaching assassins, and later telling Dr. Zed to leave Fyrestone before the Hyperion robots evict him by force. It would have been easier and inconsequential for him to have simply let them die, but it seems that he is reasonable enough to give a fair warning to anybody who is on Hyperion's kill-list.
* PunchClockVillain: He is this under Handsome Jack.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In the Claptrap DLC, he's generally polite and helpful and rewards the Vault Hunters properly after everything is said and done.
* SharpDressedMan: He dresses very smartly compared to everyone else on Pandora... although he starts to lament it, given the local weather conditions.
-->'''Blake:''' Why, ''why'' did I decide to wear wool in the desert?
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake William Blake]], with the ''Borderlands'' Wikia [[http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Blake#Trivia going into further detail on the subject]].
* TheVoice: Is only heard in ECHO recordings and broadcasts in ''Borderlands 2''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:INAC]]
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!Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap (I.N.A.C)
!!''Viva la Robolution!''
->Voiced by David Eddings

The very same Claptrap from Fyrestone. After the end of the first game's story, we see that Hyperion overwrote his programming. He decided to start a RobotWar while "claptrapping" any living creatures he encountered along the way.
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* AIIsACrapshoot: He was originally sent by Hyperion to kill the Vault Hunters after they became a drain on the economy. Instead, he led the rest of the Claptraps in a ([[HumansAreTheRealMonsters not entirely unjustified]]) revolt against the humans.
* TheAssimilator: He and his revolutionary buddies do this to the local people/wildlife, turning them into cyborg slaves for the robolution.
* BigBad: Of the Claptrap's New Robot Revolution DLC.
* CatchPhrase: "Viva la robo-lución!"
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears at the end of the main game.
* FantasticRacism: Really doesn't like humans, referring to them as "[[FantasticSlur fleshbags]]."
-->'''INAC:''' Hath not a Claptrap an eye? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you poison us, do we not die? Of course we don't! Because we're better than all you stinking fleshbags!
* FinalBoss: Of ''Claptrap's New Robot Revolution''.
* FlunkyBoss: It will send several waves of Kamikaze Claptraps at the Vault Hunters during the boss fight.
* GatlingGood: His HumongousMecha form has [[MoreDakka NINE]] gatling turrets mounted on it.
* HeelFaceBrainwashing: [[spoiler:He is eventually defeated by the Vault Hunters using the [[FunWithAcronyms WIRED device]] to undo the advanced programming Hyperion gave him and reverting him back to his original, friendly self.]] Afterwards, he was sent back to Hyperion to work as a door opener, where he encountered an employee by the name of Jack and gave him ideas of a new prototype combat unit...
* HumongousMecha: Fights the Vault Hunters in one.
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: He'll sometimes yell "I got dibs on his socks!" when you die during the HumongousMecha battle.
%%* LaughablyEvil
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Does this a couple times.
-->'''INAC:''' So you think you can stop the Claptrap Robolution? You can no more control the direction of a mighty river as it flows towards freedom. Unless you built, like, a dam or an irrigation system or something.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Thanks to his actions, the Claptraps were disassembled between the events of the first and second game to the point that there's only one known Claptrap left on Pandora.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Well, Ninja Robot, but still.
* OldShame: In-universe, Claptrap as of the Pre-Sequel came to deeply regret his time as the INAC to the point that he associates the MINAC with shame.
* OneWingedAngel: His [[HumongousMecha Mega Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap]] form. However, it's simply a giant robot he pilots rather than him actually transforming.
* RebelLeader: In leading the Claptraps in the Robolution.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: A trait he shares with all the Claptrap rebels.
* ThatCameOutWrong: In messages to the Vault Hunters:
-->'''INAC:''' You will always fail as long as the Children of the Robolution are willing to fight against their former masters in order to protect me, their master! Hold on...That came out wrong.
* VoiceOfTheResistance: Frequently broadcasts recorded messages to further inspire his Claptrap brethren.
[[/folder]]

!!Aliens

[[folder:The Eridians]]
! The Eridians

The Eridians were an ancient alien race which had a presence on Pandora thousands or even millions of years ago, and the builders of the Vault. As of ''Borderlands'', they are presumed to be long extinct...

...Right?
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* FantasticCasteSystem: Tannis's translation program has determined that they had a class system, though she doesn't go into details about what sort of classes existed.
* GalacticSuperpower: In their time, Tannis says that they were capable of both "leadership and organized warfare". ''Borderlands 2'' indicates that they were present on numerous worlds. [[spoiler: And those are just the ones they built Vaults on.]]
* {{Precursors}}: Were gone ''long'' before humanity was around.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Humanity studying their ancient technology led to technological leaps and bounds.
* RagnarokProofing: Their stuff, even after thousands or millions of years, is still in working order.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Destroyer]]
! The Destroyer

A god-like being from another dimension that all but wiped out the Eridians.
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* BiggerBad: Is the most dangerous thing in the game and probably the whole universe, and [[spoiler:freeing it inadvertently drives the plot of both games]], but it has no direct influence on the game's story.
* CombatTentacles: Which impale [[spoiler:Commandant Steele within seconds of the Vault's opening]]. In ''Borderlands 2'', Handsome Jack dubs it "the universe's angriest squid."
* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler:Moxxi sabotages the Eye of Helios in an attempt to kill both the Destroyer as well as Jack and his goon squad. Jack attempts to salvage the eye in a sidequest, only to blow it up for good]].
* EldritchAbomination: Hailing from another dimension.
* [[spoiler: FunSize: Due to Nakayama's poor math, a clone of the Destroyer turned out to be only 3 feet tall. It's eye beam is of a mild annoyance rather than world-destroying magnitude.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: '''Blatantly''', and subject to much SelfDeprecation.
* MainliningTheMonster: [[spoiler:Jack took its eye to power the [[WaveMotionGun Eye of Helios]].]]
* MultipleChoicePast: [[spoiler: In the Pre-Sequel, Jack makes an offhand comment that implies that it's simply another Eridian-built superweapon. This is consistent with dialogue from Angel in ''Borderlands 2'' that implies that Jack may have made up the whole "save the universe from an extra-dimensional eldritch abomination" thing (which is consistent with Jack's grandiose heroism fantasies).]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:The Pre-Sequel reveals that Jack used The Destroyer's eye as Helios' WaveMotionGun]].
* PrecursorKillers: It wiped out the Eridians before [[spoiler:the last of them sealed it within the Vault]].
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:The Destroyer is the actual contents of the Vault]], sealed within by the last of the Eridians to prevent it from destroying the universe [[spoiler: ...at least, that's the story Jack has Angel feed you.]]
* StationaryBoss: Fortunately for the player, it won't move at all.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Guardians]]
!!Guardians of the Vault

Mysterious aliens (likely robots built by the Eridians) left behind to defend the Vaults, they are completely single-minded in pursuit of this goal. They use Eridian armor and weapons, but make no attempt to communicate in any way. They just fight off anyone who gets too close to the Vaults.
----
* DanceBattler: A lot of them spin and backflip around the battlefield.
* DeflectorShields: They have extremely high shields, but laughable health. Any ability that lets you ignore shields cuts through them like wheat.
* ItCanThink: Everyone is shocked when seeing the Alien in ''The Pre-Sequel!'', which possesses enough intelligence to [[SmugSuper mock someone for trying to shoot it]]. It's not confirmed to actually be a Guardian, though, and may be an actual Eridian.
* OrganicTechnology: According to Athena, they're bio-mechanical constructs built by the Eridians, presumably in their own image, but in the end are not actually alive.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Some Guardians (notably the Sentinel) can spin their staffs to deflect bullets.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: They have blank masks for faces in ''Borderlands'', and human-looking masks in ''The Pre-Sequel!'' A Borderlands artist says that their [[http://web.archive.org/web/20110427122252/http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/archguardian.html faces reform to approximately mimic the appearance of whatever species it interacts with]]

[[/folder]]
20th Oct '16 3:39:40 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccent: Revealed to have one in the third Claptrap webisode.
** When you find him in ''Borderlands 2'', he's an ally of the Irish Zaford clan, appropriately enough.
18th Oct '16 7:15:18 PM Steam_Lord
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: His [[VideoGame/{{TalesFromTheBorderlands}} third]] EstablishingCharacterMoment in the series makes him appear to have enough MediumAwareness to know about game's RunningGag Intro. [[spoiler:Too bad Fiona is weirded out by this.]]

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: His [[VideoGame/{{TalesFromTheBorderlands}} third]] EstablishingCharacterMoment in the series makes him appear to have enough MediumAwareness to know about game's RunningGag Intro.character intros. [[spoiler:Too bad Fiona is weirded out by this.]]
18th Oct '16 11:54:44 AM Veuth
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: While her actions on Pandora are already questionable at best while tainted white in Borderlands 2, yet [[MaleGaze nobody seemed to care anyway]], it gets darker when she [[spoiler:tries to kill Jack and his hired Vault Hunters by blowing the Eye of Helios while the space station in question is filled with innocent civilians and repenting Dalh soldiers all out of fear that Jack may become a threat to them.]]

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: While her actions on Pandora are already questionable at best while tainted white in Borderlands 2, yet [[MaleGaze nobody seemed to care anyway]], it gets darker when she [[spoiler:tries to kill Jack and his hired Vault Hunters by blowing the Eye of Helios while the space station in question is filled with innocent civilians and repenting Dalh Dahl soldiers all out of fear that Jack may become a threat to them.]]
27th Sep '16 9:45:46 PM REV6Pilot
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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 have a good mind for combat tactics and guerrilla 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]].

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* DumbMuscle: Subverted. While he's barely literate and has "rhino-like" strength in the first game, come ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}, 2}}'', he's shown to also be surprisingly eloquent and have a good mind for combat tactics and guerrilla 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]].
8th Sep '16 7:21:58 PM Steam_Lord
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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.]]
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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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