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Characters: Borderlands 2 DLC Characters
Characters from Borderlands 2. All characters who originated from the first Borderlands can be found here.

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    Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty 

Shade

Your new BFF

The (only) resident of the town of Oasis. He's really happy to see another living person (who doesn't want to kill him).
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's strung up the corpses of residents and hooked them up to speakers to pretend that they're still alive.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: The last person alive in Oasis, he has since gone completely insane and is desperate to befriend the Vault Hunters. That he also seems to be suffering from dehydration and sun exposure probably contributes to his.... demeanor.
  • Gonk: Giant crooked teeth, puffy lips and an ever-present bit of spittle-foam dribbling out of his mouth, and an over-sized head on a too-small neck.note 
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Almost every other sentence he says involves praising the player and talking about how awesome they are in a desperate attempt to make them stay around just a little bit longer.
  • Laughing Mad: Does not take the revelation that there was an entire spring underneath Oasis all that well.
  • Mission Control: For early story missions and side quests. He takes over again once Scarlett (inevitably) betrays you.
  • Nice Guy: Is one of the few friendly people you'll meet in the DLC, and generally is just happy to talk with someone who doesn't want to kill him.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Looks exactly like Raoul Duke.
  • Of Corpse He's Alive: With everyone in Oasis but him dead, Shade pretends their strung-up bodies are still alive, even using tapes and speakers placed around the town to make them "talk". It's ridiculously transparent, but it's all he has.
  • Oral Fixation: That thing he's chewing on is a bottle rocket.
  • Sole Survivor: A combination of drought and pirate raids killed the population of Oasis... except for him.
  • Stepford Smiler: Shade has an extremely toothy grin on his face at all times, and always sounds chipper and excited, but he's nothing if not miserable.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Everyone in Oasis is definitely alive, and not dead from thirst.

Captain Scarlett

Will absolutely stab you in the back

Voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard

Your "ally" throughout the Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty DLC.
  • Adorkable: She's noticeably awkward in an endearing way. At one point she makes a "No fatties" joke and spends the rest of that sidequest apologizing for it.
    Scarlett: I actually prefer overweight men.
  • Affably Evil: Well, she is evil, but one might forget that she willingly killed children (she just thinks it's in bad taste to brag about it) when she praises your badassitude, thinks that you are a pretty amazing fighter, tells you straight to your face that she will betray you eventually, and when she loses the treasure, she doesn't have any hatred towards you and lets you go on your way to the treasure.
  • Bi the Way: Scarlett is yet another woman of the Borderlands who may ask you if Moxxi's said anything about them as random dialogue by talking to them.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: You'd never guess she's as fearsome a pirate as she is when she talks about catching up on the latest issue of "Crimfighter Frog" or spouts baby talk about her beloved pet Roscoe
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Tried to backstab her best friend, Sandman, in which she learned a valuable lesson after the attempt failed. She even admits that she'll feel a bit bad after she inevitably betrays you.
    Scarlett: Never betray your friends... until you're absolutely certain you have the upper hand.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • She considers bragging about killing children to be distasteful. Not the act itself, just bragging about it. She also feels guilty about making a fat joke.
    • Even though she is a pirate and loves backstabbing, she pleads you to not pick her gun when she accidentally drops it. Because that would be stealing. And stealing is wrong. Though she congratulates you if you actually do it.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears an eyepatch to look more badass instead of getting a robotic eye.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Her pet Roscoe. The way she describes him makes him sound like a chubby Big Friendly Dog. Turns out he's a young Rakk Hive.
  • Graceful Loser: Once you defeat Roscoe, she encourages you to proceed to the treasure yourself and states that you'll meet her again.
  • Hook Hand: Her cyborg hand has a hook on it instead of an actual hand.
  • Hypocritical Humor: After you defeat her pet she drops her gun and tells you not to steal it because stealing is wrong, if you do take it though he congratulates you for it.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Runs like HECK when you defeat Roscoe, which is how she pulls her Karma Houdini.
  • Karma Houdini: She manages to escape the Vault Hunters after they kill Roscoe.
  • Mission Control: Takes over for the bulk of the story missions after Shade, up until You Have Outlived Your Usefulness.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a nifty pirate hat
  • A Pirate 400 Years Too Late: It's the far flung future, and yet she acts an awfully like a pirate from the 1600s. At one point she even goes through a list of stock pirate catchphrases to find one of her own, only to be disgusted by how cliche the last one she utters is.
  • Pirate Girl: Is a good looking woman in a crew full of male pirates and bandits.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Instead of initially competing against you, she wants to work with you until the location of the treasure is revealed. At one point she even points out there's no good reason to betray you until you've gotten a certain distance through the quest. She learned this from when she tried to betray Sandman right off the bat and lost a knife and a leg for it. Of course, when the time comes she naturally betrays you like she promised.
  • Reliable Traitor: Neither Scarlett nor the game itself makes any attempt to hide the fact that she's eventually going to turn on you. See her subtitle.
  • Self-Made Orphan: According to her official profile, she gutted her father after he threw her out of a ship, causing the loss of her left eye in the process.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Well, she tries to, at least. Like many of the pirates in the DLC, she speaks with a Cockney accent rather than the standard accent.
  • The Unfought: She doesn't fight you directly, instead riding upon Roscoe as she sics him on you.
    • According to cut dialog, the player was originally intended to kill her while Roscoe would be a raid boss.
  • Villain Exit Stage Left: She just disappears after you defeat Roscoe. She encourages you to kill the Leviathan right afterwards, but after that she is nowhere to be found.
  • Villain Teleportation: She evidently has a personal teleporter.
  • We Will Meet Again: Her last words to the Vault Hunters as she escapes.
  • Worthy Opponent: What she sees the Vault Hunters as.

Sandman

Totally the Brains of the Operation

A midget pirate holding the second piece of Captain Blade's compass. Used to work with Scarlett, until she stabbed him in the back. Literally. The knife broke off and everything. She considers the whole event pretty embarrassing.
  • And Your Little Dog Too: As you near his lair in Hayter's Folly he chimes in on your ECHO and threatens to kill your friends and family. Scarlett notes that he can't possibly know where your family lives, making this a completely empty threat.
  • Brains and Brawn: "Totally the brains of the operation", that operation being himself and his enforcer the Big Sleep.
  • Contrived Coincidence: After you kill him, Scarlett admits she has no idea where the third compass piece is. In the chest with the second piece, you find Sandman's diary, where he reveals he knows where the third is.
    Scarlett: Well, that's convenient.
  • Depraved Dwarf: Comes with the territory of being a midget on Pandora.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Murray of Scarlett's crew was Driven to Suicide after his parents were killed and eaten by Sandman. In reality, they were killed by Scarlett's cook Mercer; no word whether he or Sandman actually eats people, though.
  • Mister Big: As a consequence of being a midget pirate boss. Interestingly, nobody directly mentions his size except for him.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Scarlett is afraid of a one-on-one confrontation with him, and describes him as being very strong. He's also much, much tougher than just about any non-Loot midget in the game.

Herbert

Just a little bit obsessed

An old man enamored with Captain Scarlett in a most unhealthy way, and was, hence, kicked out of the crew. However, he's very knowledgeable about Captain Blade's treasure and, in fact, knows where the fourth compass piece is.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Scarlett kicked him out of the crew for his creepy stalker tendencies.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Subverted; though Scarlett needed him to find Captain Blade's treasure, this wasn't enough for her to ignore his mania.
  • Dirty Old Man: Old man with a creepy obsession of the buxom Captain Scarlett.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Scarlett may be an amoral murderer, but this guy creeps her right out.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Quite literally, actually, when you shoot the lock off of the chest which he keeps the fourth compass piece in and end up breaking it in the process. Fortunately, he can make a new one.
  • Schmuck Bait: Scarlett has you give him a present after you get the fourth compass piece. Guess what's in it.
  • Stalker Shrine: Guess who it's to.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Scarlett. He actually has over forty recordings of her sleeping. This is the reason Scarlett kicked him out.
  • Stylistic Suck: His poem to Scarlett, detailing how nice her breasts and butt are. Of course, the only problem he sees is when he messes up the syllable count in the last stanza. Also his song to her, which the player is, thankfully, spared listening to in its entirety.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Scarlett disposes of him after she gets the fourth compass piece, for understandable reasons as well as the usual ones.

Captain Blade

The most feared pirate in history, and the one who buried the treasure Captain Scarlett and the others are looking for.
  • Bad Boss: He was renowned as a pirate of great ruthlessness. In truth...
  • A Father to His Men: He cared deeply for his men, and simply kept up the ruse to keep them in line. When a crew member of his was caught stealing from him, Blade not only faked his execution but also gave him enough money to live comfortably. When they find out, they attack him, and he feels he can't bring himself to fight back. But then he does anyway.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Never hurt anyone until his crew attacks him, at which point he kills them all.
  • Irony: Was forced to kill his entire crew after they found out his reputation was a sham, and he had never actually killed anyone.
  • Posthumous Character: Long dead by the time you reach the scene, but he drives the plot, and you hear about him in the ECHO logs he left behind.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Actually invoked. Though not a coward, he hated violence and swore to never kill. Somewhere along the line though, someone built up a reputation of him as a fearless, bloodthirsty cutthroat. He uses this to maintain order among his crew.
  • Sanity Slippage: According to Scarlett, Blade went insane later on in life, believing a conspiracy about sentient tacos. This might be related to him killing all of his crew members.

    Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage 

Mister Torgue High-Five Flexington

Voiced by Chris Rager

I'm Torgue, and I'm here to ask you one question, and one question only: EXPLOSIONS!?

The spokesperson of the Torgue Corporation, who helps you out in the DLC "Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage ҉ "
  • Abusive Parents: Evidently Mr. Torgue had a rough childhood. During the Bar Brawl at Pete's Bar, he'll make a mention of an alcoholic father.
    ''"THIS BAR FIGHT REMINDS ME OF MY DAD. ALCOHOLISM DESTROYS FAMILIES."
  • All There in the Manual: There's a lot of stuff in the AmA on Reddit that you don't learn in-game.
  • Authority in Name Only: Despite being the founder of the Torgue Corporation, by the time of the Wattle Gobbler DLC Torgue is no longer the head of his own company, having sold it to his shareholders and is simply a spokesperson kept on to flex his muscles and do air guitar solos. He loses that job as well by the end of the DLC, not that it bothers him.
  • Awesome McCoolname: As noted above and under Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?, his legal name is "Mister Torgue High-Five Flexington".
    • Extends to the rest of his family. His middle name is his grandfather's first name, which is a tradition in his family.
  • Awesomeness Is Volatile: Literally his life philosophy: absolutely nothing can't be made better by blowing it up.
    Regarding the SWORDSPLOSION!!! Gun: "THAT GUN SHOOTS EXPLODING SWORDS. I HAVE NOT THE MEANING OF HAPPINESS UNTIL THIS MOMENT."
  • Badass Mustache: He sports a prominent 'stache on his face. According to his grandma, he's had it since he was nine.
  • Bad Boss: Enters several of his own employees in the tournament. According to him, he's lost at least half of his workforce in three days because of this. His opinion on the possibility of the entire workforce in the Badass Crater of Badassitude starving in a few months is "THAT IS F*CKING AWESOME". Unlike Handsome Jack however, he isn't cruel so much as simply short-sighted.
    • From Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep:
      Torgue: I'VE BEEN BUSY TRYING NOT TO GET THROWN OUT OF MY OWN COMPANY BY MY JERKASS SHAREHOLDERS. WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU?
  • Berserk Button: Game reviewers who bash games he likes. This includes bad-mouthing mechanics he likes, such as a Stealth-Based Mission.
    • Being rude to women deeply offends him. He even lashes out at ill-mannered non-existent characters in Tina's boardgame:
    Douchebag NPC: I'm sorry! I'll never say anything douchey ever again! [Beat] Bitch!
    Torgue: THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE. CHASE HIM DOWN. PUNCH HIM SO HARD HE EXPLODES.
  • Bi the Way: He makes comments about how he considers the Vault Hunters attractive, no matter the gender or their appearance. Word of God confirms that he's bisexual.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's extremely muscular and ridiculously over-the-top personality-wise.
  • Book Dumb: His weapon designs are very good and his company is one of the most successful on Pandora, even though he can't even count to ten.
  • Blood Knight: Torgue loves nothing more than watching people fight and blow stuff up.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite the fact that his extreme manliness is not often a good way to run a company, it's made clear that he's still incredible at designing weapons and running a TV station. He designed them all himself!
  • Captain Obvious: In case you hadn't figured out that the guy who always talks about fire likes fire, Mr. Torgue will gladly shout that fact at you.
    • Also comes up when you beat Motor Mamma.
    Torgue: THE VAULT HUNTER JUST DEFEATED THE NUMBER THREE BADASS ON PANDORA, GOING FROM NUMBER FOUR ON THE LEADERBOARD TO NUMBER THREE. THIS IS ONE NUMBER HIGHER THAN FOUR.
    Moxxi: Well, uh... well said.
    Torgue: YOUR KIND WORDS ARE APPRECIATED.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He lets his imagination get the best of him sometimes.
    Torgue: THE VAULT HUNTER IS ATTACKING TORGUE SECURITY! HE'S LIKE A RENEGADE COP. A RENEGADE COP WHO DOESN'T PLAY BY THE RULES UNTIL HE'S GIVEN A ROBOT DOG PARTNER WHO HELPS HIM TRACK DOWN THE CRIME CARTEL THAT KILLED HIS FAMILY BUT NOT BEFORE TEACHING HIM A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT LIFE THURSDAYS AT NINE.
  • Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Looks a lot like Randy Savage.
  • Censor Box: A digital one that the corporate shareholders decided needed to be attached directly to Mr. Torgue's voicebox.
  • Character Blog: He was the second user of the ECHO Casts twitter account.
  • Character Development: At some point between the Dragon Keep and Wattle Gobbler DL Cs, he's acknowledged that yes, badasses can cry too.
  • Chick Flick: Makes it obvious he does not approve of them when you sign up for his tournament.
    Torgue: BY SIGNING UP FOR THE TORGUE BADASS TOURNAMENT, YOU LEGALLY FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO CRY, EAT TOFU, OR WATCH MOVIES WHERE PEOPLE KISS IN THE RAIN AND SH*T.
  • Demolitions Expert: Subverted. He may be an expert at blowing sh*t up, but he's not subtle at all about it. Plus, in his bio it states that his worst enemies are explosives disposal experts, so he's certainly not into THAT aspect of demolitions expertise.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: A walking one, although this was severely toned down in Tiny Tina's DLC.
    Torgue: LOTTA PEOPLE BEEN ASKING ME WHY MY VOICE BEEPS ALL THE F*CKIN TIME. THE TORGUE SHAREHOLDERS WIRED MY VOICEBOX WITH A DIGITAL CENSOR SO I CAN'T SAY STUFF LIKE SH*T, C*CK, OR P*SSY-F*CKIN'-D*CKBALLS. THATS HALF MY F*CKIN' VOCABULARY, IT'S GODDAMN BULLSH*T.
  • Dumb Muscle: Back and forth. He's definitely got the muscle and quite a bit of the required dumb (he writes everything in crayon and struggles to count to two). But he's more of a Genius Ditz than anything else: he is a pyrotechnical genius, designs many of his own weapons, and founded one of the largest weapons companies on Pandora.
  • Foil: To Handsome Jack. Where Jack is smooth, cultured, arrogant, cruel, well-dressed, and tries to build a perfectly-ordered world enforced by fascist policies of mass execution, intimidation, and terror, Mr. Torgue is friendly, kind, anarchic, loud, crude, childish, and focused on destruction.
  • Friend to All Children: Well, Tiny Tina's the only child you encounter in the game, but Torgue is very polite to her when she takes over his show in one echo cast. She also allows him to play during the Bunkers & Badasses game she's running in the 4th DLC, although his only role in it is to provide some comedy relief and give you a couple of sidequests.
  • Genius Ditz/Idiot Savant: He founded the Torgue Corporation and personally designed all the weapons, has a very good grasp of how to run a TV show, and he's absurdly...
  • Genre Savvy: Surprisingly enough, he's pretty aware of what's going on, to the point of Breaking the Fourth Wall, at least in-universe.
    Mr. Torgue: NOW THAT YOU'VE IMPRESSED PYRO PETE, HE'S GONNA GIVE YOU THAT SPONSOR HE KIDNAPPED, EXCEPT HE'LL DOUBLE CROSS YOU, AND YOU'LL HAVE TO KILL HIM, AND IT'LL BE AWESOME. ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ADD, PETE?
    Pyro Pete: Uh, no, You, uh... covered it. Thanks... for that.
    Mr. Torgue YOU ARE WELCOME.
    • There's also his opinion of current Tournament Champ, Piston:
    Torgue: IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES THIS GUY SEEM LIKE HE'S GONNA BETRAY THE F*CK OUTTA YOU?
    • And after you rank up to Number 3 on the list, Piston locks down the next area that you're currently heading to. The announcement of the lockdown happens right in the middle of Torgue's talking, so he follows up with this.
    Torgue: PLOT TWIST.
  • Good Ol' Boy/Southern-Fried Genius: Implied. While he's never stated to be from Sweet Home Alabama, the Deep South, America, or even from Earth, he definitely ticks most of the boxes: Trigger Happy, explosion-loving, shotgun-wielding, space-truck-driving, uneducated Gun Nut.
  • Gentle Giant: Played with. Yes, he loves shit blowing up and thinks fighting in the arena is f*cking awesome, but he's also very courteous to women and kids.
  • Gun Nut: He founded the Torgue company, one of the more Gun Nut-oriented companies.
    Torgue Sales Pitch: "Torgue doesn't screw around making lightweight toys and we sure as hell aren't concerned with selling you a stylish accessory like those hip-huggers over at Maliwan."
  • Hero with an F in Good: He's a good guy who wants to do good things and help Pandora, but Good Is Boring and explosions are awesome so all that "good" stuff can wait (thankfully his shareholders keep him from doing anything too destructive).
  • Hidden Depths: Contrary to his image, Torgue actually considers being nice to women the epitome of badassitude. He's also surprisingly eco-friendly, not allowing littering in the Badass Crater of Badassitude (the debate of how eco-friendly blowing sh*t up is is left for more inquiring minds). He also seems to like kids, as he instantly bonds with Tiny Tina when she interrupts him while he's interviewing Moxxi. Also, he likes chocolate chip cookies. So much that the only two things the food dispensers provide are cookies and bacon.
    • During his IAmA on Reddit, he was asked how he eats stew:
    Torgue: WITH A NAPKIN AND A SPOON LIKE A F*CKING GENTLEMAN.note 
    • He also likes to say "thank you" and "you're welcome", a surprisingly civil attitude. Of course, he says this AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS.
    • He also dislikes cheating and cowardice. He instantly takes a liking to you as you climb the ranks of the tournament because not only are you actively seeking out challengers but you also fight clean.
    • He wants to play Tiny Tina's Bunkers and Badasses game and has an honest enthusiasm for nerd stuff, even if he mainly just to hang out with others.
  • His Name Really Is Barkeep: Mister Torgue is his actual first name. See Who Names Their Kid "Dude"? below, and Awesome McCoolname above.
  • Hot-Blooded: Boy howdy. This is not a man who does anything by halves. Everything he does, he throws himself into with a passion, be it showing emotions, designing weapons, or just being loud.
  • Incompetence, Inc.: He runs it. Despite being a weapons manufacturer, Torgue's company seems to spend all of it's money on explosions and fighting rather than, y'know, anything company relevant. However, this might just be Torgue's poor management skills as President Smith has next to no tolerance for his shenanigans, eventually firing him for ruining their Thanksgiving publicity stunt.
    Torgue: You may have noticed that everyone here is trying to kill you. Torgue personnel included. You're WELCOME. I didn't want you to be bored so I was like, "F*ck it, give everybody guns!" We've lost half our workforce in three days, but who gives a F*CK?!
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Bonds instantly with Tiny Tina, and hopes to hire her someday. It helps that they both love explosions. He even has her cell phone number.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Very frequently, often to the point of absurd obviousness.
  • Large and in Charge: CEO-Founder of the Torgue Corporation, and clocks in at 6'8" and several hundred pounds of explosion-obsessed musculature.
    • However, the Wattle Gobbler DLC shows that the actual president of the Torgue Corporation is Anton Smith and Torgue is simply a spokesperson they kept on, having sold it for $12 and a high-five. By the end of the DLC, Smith fires Torgue for screwing up what was meant to be a publicity stunt (as well as just having enough of his bullshit).
  • Large Ham: Almost all of Torgue's lines are delivered at the top of his lungs. Just look at the dialogue on this page!
  • Mathematician's Answer: Frequent.
    Reddit Question: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF EXPLOSION?
    Mister Torgue: YES.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Not Torgue himself, but it's stated in his bio that his planet of origin is Hephaestus. Hephaestus was the Greek god of craft, the forge and volcanoes (and hence, explosions). He himself is a master craftsman (having developed all the technology his company's guns use) and he loves shit blowing up. This could also be foreshadowing: Hephaestus was married to the most beautiful goddess of the Greek pantheon, Aphrodite. At the end of his DLC, he becomes partners with Moxxi, generally recognized as the hottest female in the franchise. Perhaps he's on his way to becoming Husband #4?
    • And then there's his middle name of High-Five, and his last name of Flexington, which are just silly.
  • Men Don't Cry:
    • And neither do badasses, which is why it's illegal for you to after signing up for his tournament.
    • That being said, he pretty much does Inelegant Blubbering after he fails to answer the third question to prove his geek cred in a question for Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, causing Lilth to say he's not allowed to play Bunkers and Badasses with everyone else. In the Wattle Gobbler DLC, he states that real badasses are not afraid of showing their emotions.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Once tried to destroy an inhabited planet, while he and his shareholders were on it. His shareholders managed to talk him out of it.
  • Mission Control: For his DLC.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He's actually a Nice Guy and has genuinely good intentions, but his large love of people fighting and blowing stuff up places him here.
  • Nice Guy: Aside from the occasional over-the-top bout of bloodthirsty madness, he's pretty much everything Handsome Jack's not. Ecologically sensitive about Pandora: NO LITTERING. Courteous: NOTHING IS MORE BADASS THAN TREATING A WOMAN WITH RESPECT. And kind to children, giving Tiny Tina an interview when she barges into an interview between him and Moxxi.
    • Given what we see of the other weapons manufacturers' corporate policies towards the people of Pandora, including their own employees, (In various and mixed flavors of apathy, Comedic Sociopathy, and incompetence) and the Vault Hunters in particular, Mr. Torgue is the most genuinely friendly, well-meaning, and reasonable executive since Jeffrey Blake, VP of Hyperion, from the first Borderlands. This means he is also possibly the most crazy and explosion-happy Honest Corporate Executive in existence, as his aforementioned Bad Boss tendencies are less about just being a cruel asshole for its own sake, and more about being much too dedicated to the idea of over-the-top, insanely awesome fights.
  • No Indoor Voice: ALWAYS YELLING! ALL THE TIME! In his Twitter, he refuses to use exclamation points, since they look like upside down lower-case i's, and he doesn't do lower-case letters.
  • One of the Kids: Severely downplayed, but still there, mostly in his almost instant bonding with Tiny Tina.
  • One of Us: Extremely excited to be part of Tina's Bunkers and Badasses game. A sidequest has Lilith question his status as a geek due to being musclebound, accusing him of just wanting in since it's trendy. He fails to prove his geek cred, only getting two out of three questions correct, but Lilith relents from the obvious sadness the refusal causes him, let him stay around as a sidequest giver.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Invoked out of game on Borderland's Facebook page's End Of The World Confession app.
    Torgue: I FALL IN LOVE WITH SEXY PEOPLE ON BILLBOARDS. WILL YOU HELP ME MARRY ONE?
  • Psychopathic Manchild: It's played down, but still, he writes everything in crayon and eats almost nothing but cookies, and then there's his love of kittens, overall childishness, the list goes on.
    • He also instantly bonds with Tiny Tina as a kindred spirit, which says a lot about him.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: Alluded to by signing up for his tournament has him say you've legally forfeited your right to eat tofu.
    • The food vendors in the Crater of Badassitude only dispense bacon...
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: ...and presumedly cookies. But, very averted for Mr. Torgue - the man loves himself some cookies.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: A Badass Challenge in Assault on Dragon Keep involves finding Princess Fluffybutt (Tina's doll that she has you retrieve for her tea party in the main game) in The Forest. When you pick her up, Torgue starts Squeeing over how cute she is. Then again, she does have a live grenade for a head. Torgue would like that.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: After Piston backstabs you early on, he's forced to officially call you a coward. Afterwards however, he calls you up and tells you that he knows full well that you aren't a coward and that he just did so because it makes for great TV and that you're still the 5th ranked badass on the leaderboards.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: His personal belief (according to the Reddit IAMA). Which explains a lot about his company's shotguns... Like, say, the Ravager.
  • Sir Swearsalot: The situation was bad enough that the corporate shareholders decided to attach a digital Censor Box directly to Mr. Torgue's voicebox.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: "We here at Torgue operations sincerely believe this is F*CKING AWESOME."
    • He also likes to say YOU ARE WELCOME. and YOUR KIND WORDS ARE APPRECIATED. at the top of his lungs.
    Torgue: Wow, that quest was dark as HELL, a true look into the duplicitous of interpersonal relationships. NOW GET BACK HERE SO I CAN EXPLAIN WHAT THE F*CK I JUST SAID!
  • Sound Effect Bleep: His company's shareholders installed some kind of device in him that bleeps his gratuitous swearing. The game isn't censoring him, he's being censored in-universe, and he doesn't like it one bit.
  • Space Trucker: His "space truck" orbits Pandora.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Goes along completely with anything Tiny Tina says.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks just like his grandmother, with the exception of his mustache and his shirtlessness.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: His favorite pastime.
    Reddit Question: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW SHIT UP MR. TORGUE?
    Torgue: "THAT QUESTION IMPLIES I HAVE A LEAST FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW THINGS UP WHICH IS F*CKING QUITTER TALK."

    Reddit Question: Mr. Torgue, what's better: an explosion that shoots guns, or a gun that shoots explosions?
    Mr. Torgue: YOU ARE BREAKING DOWN MY WORLD-VIEW AND I LIKE IT.
  • The Team Wannabe: In one sidequest during Tiny Tina's DLC, Torgue mentions just wanting to hang out with the Vault Hunters as they play the Bunkers & Badasses game. He sobs quite a bit about it, to the point that Lilith, who felt he just wanted to jump on the bandwagon since everyone else was playing it, feels a bit sorry and allows him to play with them. However, his only role in the DLC is to give you a couple of sidequests and provide some comedy relief.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: See those weird circle things? Torgue calls them "expleriods," because periods aren't badass enough to use to end a sentence, and also because exclamation marks look like upside-down lower case Is, and he doesn't do lower case. PC Gamer magazine sums it up in the simplest sentence: "If a syringe containing the distilled souls of Dragon Ball Z’s Hercule Satan, Team Fortress 2's Saxton Hale, and Hulk Hogan was injected into someone’s arm, you’d get Mr. Torgue."
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • Once, he tried to destroy a planet while he was on said planet.
    • The Wattle Gobbler DLC reveals that Torgue actually sold his corporation for 12 bucks and a high-five.
  • Verbal Tic: His bleeped cussing. This is because a device was installed onto him by shareholders to bleep him.
  • The Voice: Aside from the intro cutscene, you never actually see Torgue in his DLC as he's broadcasting to you from space. However, he does show in Assault on Dragon Keep after he calls up Tina to put him in her campaign as an NPC. He lampshades the fact that this is the first time that the players and him have actually met in person, though even then it's only in the context of the "Bunkers & Badasses" game. The Wattle Gobbler DLC is technically the first time you physically meet Torgue.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His picture when he's talking to you over the ECHO has him wearing a shirt, but in person he is this.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Turns out Torgue isn't actually his last name.
    Lilith: Wait, your first name is "Mister Torgue?" What's your last name?
    Torgue: FLEXINGTON.
    • As it turns out, it seems that such names runs in his family, as he took his middle name (High-Five) from his grandfather.

Piston

Don't mess with number one

An extremely large and powerful fighter with huge pistons for hands.
  • Arm Cannon: As you learn upon fighting him, his piston hands can fire slow-moving balls of plasma.
  • Artistic License - Biology: By his own account, he has less than 1% body fat and upwards of 13 Pectoralis Major muscles.
  • Berserk Button: He hates being called a cheater.
  • Big Bad: Of the Campaign of Carnage DLC.
  • The Chosen One: As it turns out, he's important to the prophesy involved in the opening of the Vault. Specifically, he is the Ultimate Coward while the player is the Ultimate Champion.
  • Dirty Coward: The first time you fight him, it's because he interrupted your fight with Flyboy and blasted him out of the sky. Using an airship. The second time, he hides in a giant bulletproof mechanical dinosaur rather than face you man-to-man. Unsurprisingly, he turns out to be the Ultimate Coward as described in the beginning of the DLC.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: In his introduction, he beats up a reporter who brings up rumors that he cheated his way to the top. Then when you win your first fight, he has you gassed and thrown out of the arena, then claims you ran away.
  • Heel: Piston has all the trappings of classic one. He cheats, betrays, and is an arrogant, cowardly blowhard. The crowd knows it and hates him for it, which Torgue doesn't mind because it helps the ratings.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's not "cheating", it's "tactics".
  • Miles Gloriosus: Piston seems like a pretty tough guy, but he's a coward who refuses to fight fair, and is a relative pushover when you finally face him one-on-one.
  • Reliable Traitor: Though it doesn't take long for him to stab you in the back.
  • Scary Black Man: Piston has a very frightening appearance due to his tremendous size and creepy cyborg modifications. As you get to know him he becomes much less threatening, especially when it becomes clear that he's actually afraid of you.
  • Third-Person Person: He's one of these when you first meet him, but doesn't stay that way for long. It was probably part of his "totally your friend" act.
  • Trick Boss: The second time you fight him, you face off against the Badassaurus Rex. Once that's destroyed, you fight Piston. He's something of a pushover compared to the Badassaurus, however.

Pyro Pete

Get ready for a burning sensation

A crazed bandit obsessed with fire.
  • Alliterative Name: PP; Pyro Pete
  • Bad Bad Acting: When he lures you into his arena. It's likely he didn't see a point in putting any effort into it, since Torgue spoiled his plan and you walked into his trap anyway.
  • One-Man Army: According to PA announcements in the Beatdown, he turned an entire planet into nothing but ash.
  • Pyro Maniac: Just a little.
    • As a raid boss he adds acid to the mix, becoming Pyrocaustic Pete.
  • Reliable Traitor: Once again, Torgue points out that this guy is going to betray you. Once Torgue blows his cover, he doesn't even bother putting any effort in hiding it.
  • Talkative Loon: The first time you hear him talk; it's vaguely implied that this is a "character" he's playing as he immediately drops it after Torgue spoils his plans. He's actually one of the more quiet bosses in the actual fight.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While nothing to scoff at before, he becomes the fourth raid boss after you defeat the main Torgue campaign. According to the description to the quest for taking him out, he's been training — hard.
    • I Am Not Left-Handed: It's strongly implied that even with him as Pyrocaustic Pete, he's been holding back the entire time: Unlike Motor Momma, Flyboy, and Piston his name is not replaced with DEAD on the leaderboards when you beat him as Pyro Pete or Pyrocaustic Pete, and it's regularly announced in his area that he reduced a planet to ash. It's all just him maintaining the Kayfabe.
  • Turns Red: As a raid boss. When his shield goes down, he releases a caustic flame wave that does damage over time until you die (or wash it off using one of the chemical showers in the arena), and he'll do it again every so often for the remainder of the fight.

Motor Momma

Burn some rubber. And also flesh.

An obese cannibal biker with the voice of a sweet old lady.

Flyboy

This won't take long

A 16-year old Buzzard pilot who thinks he's the hottest thing since fire.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: Gets shot by Piston's blimp, which you fight instead.
  • Internet Tough Guy: Badmouths the bandits over the radio, but doesn't dare face them himself.
  • Punny Name: He flies a copter, he's 16 years old. Flyboy.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He literally thinks there's nobody smarter, cooler, or more skillful than he is. Moxxi and Torguye chalk it up to youthful exuberance.
  • Totally Radical: His speech is peppered with Leet Lingo and words he totally made up himself.
    Mr. Torgue: KIDS THESE DAYS AND THEIR CRAZY LANGUAGE, AM I RIGHT?!
    • More than that, he constantly name drops various references to Final Fantasy. To paraphase some of his lines:
    "TOUGH TIDUS, none of you Hojos can compete with me. Now midgar out of here. If you don't like it, you can kefka the taint.
  • The Unfought: Piston kills him before you get the chance.

    Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt 

Professor Nakayama

Voiced by Ian Sinclair

One of Handsome Jack's most loyal followers, Professor Nakayama isn't very happy about what the Vault Hunters did to Jack. He convinces the savage natives of Aegrus to form a Cult dedicated to Handsome Jack.
  • Arch-Enemy: He's thrilled to be this to the vault hunters just as they and Jack were nemeses.
    Nakayama: Can I just say — Super-pumped we're archenemies now.
  • Avenging the Villain: He wants revenge for Jack's death.
  • Back from the Dead: Wants to do this for Handsome Jack through cloning. Specifically, he wishes to create an army of Eridium-enhanced Jacks.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Although the legitimate Big Bad of Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, the game mercilessly treats him as one, making him an Unknown Rival to the Vault Hunters, and who only go after him when Hammerlock deduces killing him is the only way to shut him up. And on top of all that, he dies by falling down some stairs before you get to fight him. He probably gives General Knoxx a run for the money in the Butt Monkey department. When the Vault Hunters actually decide to go after him, he quickly realizes that he's in over his head and completely unprepared to deal with you.
    • In fact, the storyline's structure indicates that it treats his plot as the side quest of the DLC, rather than the actual side quests, which were the nominal point of going to Aegrus in the first place.
  • Body Horror: Aside from what seems to be Eridium growing all over his body, Nakayama has a cannon similar to the ones used by Hyperion Engineers built into his back.
    • Knowing how Nakayama wants to be your next nemesis, he probably implanted the Eridium into himself like he did the cannon.
  • Dragon Ascendant: A loyal follower and employee of Handsome Jack, who's the new Big Bad.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Sort of. If you look at the ads in Sanctuary, you'll see a few from him.
  • Fan Boy: He's Handsome Jack's biggest fan. Meeting Jack in person made him the happiest man alive, in his words. Similarly, Jack's death made him the saddest man alive. He also thinks that by trying to be your nemeses, he's becoming just like Jack. He's evidently so devoted that he gives his most powerful minions/creations Jack masks, including an absolutely massive one for Woundspike.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You: He has a bad habit of blurting out important details of his plans and talking about how the only way to stop him is to kill him.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: His plans aren't very good, he comes off as pitiful at best in conversation, and he's scared to death of you. The fact that he doesn't even get a character intro should speak volumes about how insignificant he is in the grand scheme of things. It gets to a point where Hammerlock tries to give him advice on how to be a proper villain.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Upon learning of Jack's death, after he vows to avenge him, Nakayama breaks down in absolutely pathetic blubbering.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: In his ECHO Logs, he always starts off with "I'm the [adjective] man alive!" note 
  • Oh Crap: Gets a serious case of this when you defeat Woundspike, who was apparently one of his tougher experiments and you took it down without breaking a sweat. He immediately gets a case of this again when he accidentally blurts out how to permanently stop him (see I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You).
  • Remember the New Guy: Parodied - when Nakayama assumes the Vault Hunters are after his "power" on Aegrus, Hammerlock bluntly tells him they were on a hunting expedition, and didn't know him. When Nakayama sputters his name, his nickname, the fact he poisoned Atlas' CEO, and how people are "terrified" of him, it still doesn't ring any bells for Hammerlock or the Vault Hunters, causing Nakayama to hang up in exasperation.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He refers to himself as the "Hyperion's Scourge", and mentions he poisoned Atlas' CEO. He also calls the Vault Hunter an asshole out of genuine surprise that they hadn't heard of him yet.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Antagonizing the Vault Hunters doesn't end well for him.
  • Undying Loyalty: For whatever reason, he's fanatically devoted to Handsome Jack, even though when he first met the man Jack threatened to kill him for being creepy.
  • The Unfought: Falls down some stairs and dies before you get the chance to kill him. Fittingly, the final mission is titled "The Fall of Nakayama".
  • Unknown Rival: Acts as this to the Vault Hunters, since they care more about Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt over his evil schemes, and only go after him to shut him up.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Starts to panic when he realizes the Vault Hunters are slaughtering his men. It gets worse when you go after him directly.
  • We Can Rule Together: He tries this on the Vault Hunters in order to stop them from killing him. It fails as soon as he realizes that they have absolutely no reason to do so.

Deitmar Von Henrichzimmerschneit

A Nature Documentary director who takes interest in the Vault Hunter to do his tasks while he provides commentary. Most of his tasks end up working towards his own personal amusement, all the while trying to sound "deep" and "philosophical" by asking just how and why things work in nature the way they do.

    Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep 

Davlin

Gatekeeper and guide from Flamerock Refuge.
  • Asspull: In-universe. Lilith complains that the reveal makes no sense. Tina ignores her. It is foreshadowed by his hair and his clasp being the same as Jack's watch, but Lilith and the others presumably couldn't see that.
  • Evil All Along: He's actually The Handsome Sorcerer under a disguise.

The Handsome Sorcerer

Voiced by Dameon Clarke

The main antagonist, being a fantacized version of Handsome Jack in Tiny Tina's Bunkers & Badasses campaign.
  • An Ice Person: In his first form.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Unlike the main game, the Handsome Sorcerer's daughter is evil since Tina blames Angel for Roland's death.
  • Evil Gloating: He makes fun of the adventurers when they start fighting the dwarves they were supposed to free.
    Mordecai: You're killin' me here, Brick. I'm being taunted by a thirteen year old girl doing the voice of a grown man.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He's basically Handsome Jack if Jack had magic powers.
  • King Mook: He's mostly an upgraded version of the wizard enemies of the DLC, changing abilities with each form.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: As befitting a fantasy wizard.
  • Sequential Boss: Upon defeating him, he turns into the Necrotic Sorcerer and then the Demonic Sorcerer.

The White Knight

Voiced by Marcus Lloyd

The protagonist of Tina's campaign, and the fantacized version of Roland.
  • Deus ex Machina: Tina generally spawns him at random as back-up for the players, which bugs Lilith since not only does it not make any sense it's also a sign that Tina is in serious denial of Roland's death.
    • Additionally, his death is averted by the arrival of Bloodwing (as a tribute to the dead real Bloodwing) as "a miracle."
  • GMPC: He more or less serves this role, often appearing alongside the players just because Tina says so and is clearly intended by Tina to be the hero of the story. However, his presence in the game is mostly for Tina to cope with the death of the real Roland and to give him a better fate than his ignoble death at the hand of Jack.
  • The Hero: Much like his real counterpart.
  • Jive Turkey: Since Tina's the one behind his dialog, this Roland speaks in the same slang that she does, albeit much more awkwardly.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: His role in the story, due to Tina's adoration of his real-life counterpart.
  • Never Heard That One Before: Evidently, being asked why he's the White Knight is not a new thing for him, and he'll tell you that he'll punch you if you ask him that.

Click to see picture. (Spoilers) 

The Queen (Butt Stallion)

The MacGuffin Girl of Tina's campaign, who you need to find in order to undo the Handsome Sorcerer's curse and bring light back to the world.
  • Badass: The Handsome Sorcerer dispatches his knights (badass variants) to execute her when you reach Dragon Keep. She manages to kill all of them by the time you get done with him.
  • Big Good: She's pretty much the only thing that can bring the light back into the corrupted world.
  • Brick Joke: From an ad-libbed comment from Handsome Jack from the very beginning of the game to making an actual appearance.
  • Cool Horse: Made of diamonds, naturally.
  • Expy: She looks a lot like Rarity from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Except Butt Stallion doesn't speak. This is very much intentional.
  • Extreme Omnivore: She eats Eridium, both to restore light to the world and to crap out loot.
  • She's Got Legs: Tiny Tina thinks so.
  • Solid Gold Poop: She leaves piles of diamonds as droppings early on in a trail. After you free her, she proceeds to prance around and literally crap out loot. After she's back in Flamerock Refuge, you can feed her Eridium to get loot from her. She also vomits rainbows.
  • The Voiceless: She doesn't have any meaningful lines, due to being a horse.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Tina says that she's the "most beautiful queen in the history of forever" and gets distracted when thinking about the Queen's legs. The fact that Butt Stallion is a horse raises some questions. When the Vault Hunters finally see her they admit she's very beautiful.

Ragnar the Emancipator

King of the dwarves and leader of their resistance against the Handsome Sorcerer. He wants to ally with the Vault Hunters so his army of dwarves can destroy the Sorcerer and free his people.

Greedtooth

The other dwarven leader in the Mines of Avarice, Greedtooth is a vicious, angry dwarf who is allied with the Sorcerer, and guards the last rune for the dwarven passphrase.
  • Badass Beard: Being a dwarf, well...
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He's loyal to the Sorcerer only because of the Weird-Ass Magic Globe. Once you destroy it, he calms down. Then he remembers you killed Ragnar.
  • Convection Schmonvection: He leaps into a river of lava to reach the Gold Golem, and the entire battlefield is on a lake of magma just a few inches below the rocky surface.
  • The Dragon: One of several of the Handsome Sorcerer's most powerful minions.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Destroying the Weird-Ass Magic Globe will turn him from hostile to friendly. For all of five seconds, until he remembers Ragnar.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Gold Golem is a massive war machine that he pilots.
  • Made of Iron: He takes an enormous beating to bring down (his exposed piloting position is the Gold Golem's weakpoint) and he happily immerses himself in magma to reach the Golem in the first place.
  • Mind-Control Device: The "Weird-Ass Magic Glob" that's floating around during the fight with him. Tina recommends destroying it. He still wants to kill you afterwards, but now he's doing it of his own free will.

     TK Baha's Bloody Harvest 

Pumpkin Kingpin

     The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler 

President Anton Smith

The president of Torgue Corporation who serves as an antagonist of the DLC.
  • Straight Man: He's forced to play this role to Mister Torgue.
  • You Have Failed Me: He spends the entire DLC trying to pull this on Torgue and the Vault Hunters. By the end, he just straight-up fires him.

Grandma Flexington

Mr. Torgue's grandma who's a fan of the vault hunters.
  • Brawn Hilda: She's essentially a palette swap of Mister Torgue without a mustache and in a pink t-shirt.
  • Comically Small Bribe: As is the standard for all old people in fiction asking young'uns to run errands. Your reward for listening to her first story is one whole dollar! Averted with the second story, she is a bit more generous and gives you a Torgue rocket launcher of purple rarity.
  • Indie Game: She loves indie games, particularly the kind that have nothing to do with combat at all; ironically all of the indie games she describes have names that make them sound like combat games.
  • Rambling Old Man Monologue: Her sidequest involves listening to her going on ridiculously long tangents. She'll even ask you a question in the middle of the story just to see if you're listening. Her second story is so long that the game lists it as "Raid Boss Difficulty".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Seems like we know where Torgue gets his looks from.

     How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day 

The Abominable Mister Tinder Snowflake

An evil snowman terrorizing the citizens of Gingerton.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He speaks with a monstrously deep voice.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The name "Tinder Snowflake" doesn't exactly inspire terror.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Quite obviously the same guy who voices Piston.
  • Nice Hat: Has a fancy top hat just like Frosty the Snowman. Like Frosty, it's also the source of his powers and removing it causes him to melt.
  • Overly Long Name: His name gets longer each time you fight him. Eventually, it evolves into "His Abominableness, Sir Tinder Snowflake, Esquire".

     Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre 

Colin Zaford and Bridget Hodunk

Two goliaths of opposing clans who had a drunken fling that resulted in a child that Moxxi attempts to marry in order to unite their clans peacefully.

  • Battle Couple: Their boss name is even "The Happy Couple".
  • Brawn Hilda: Bridget is simply a regular Goliath with a flower on her helmet.
  • Dual Boss: You fight both of them together. If you bring down one, the other will run over to revive them and level themselves up.
  • Hulk Speak: Averted. The two speak like regular members of their respective clans rather than the poor grammar of Goliaths.
  • Jerkass: Neither of them like Vault Hunters much, and Bridget has nothing but bad things to say about Moxxi.
  • Nice Hat: Colin wears a fancy top hat.


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