Shout Out: Borderlands 2

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Player Characters

    Salvador The Gunzerker 

    Zer0 The Assassin 

    Axton the Commando 

    Maya the Siren 
Heads

Skins

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    Gaige the Mechromancer 

    Krieg The Psycho 
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Enemies

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    Gear 

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    Missions 

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    Minor Dialogue 
Angel

Claptrap

Crazy Earl

Ellie

Handsome Jack

Marcus

Moxxi
  • One of her responses to being tipped is to remember a great piece of advice Pappy Hodunk once gave her, which is subtitled [Frontier Jibberish].

New-U Stations

Opportunity

Sanctuary citizens

Tiny Tina

Wilhelm

    DLC 
Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty

Mister Torgue's Campaign of Carnage

Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt
  • Savages in Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt sometimes shout "La Li Lu Le Lo!"
  • Early on in Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, Professor Nakayama first addresses the Vault Hunters as "little moths"
  • Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt features a sidequest called "The Rakk Dahlia Murder," which is a reference to an infamous Hollywood murder case.

Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Keep
  • Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is filled with shout outs and references to MMOs, nerd culture, and other things.
    • There's a quest where you have to find Ellie a suit of armor. You can either get her a sensible, protective armor, or a Chainmail Bikini. The skimpier outfit is a dead ringer for Slave Girl Leia from Return of the Jedi.
    • One quest is nothing but a giant reference to Dark Souls with the Vault Hunter helping out what is, by all appearances, a Dark Souls player down on his luck. There's a part where you fight giant skeletons in a graveyard, the stuff you grab for him comes with the item description "You sense agony. Despair. Snapped controllers," and at the end of the quest, the game is 'invaded' by a huge, red-tinted knight who uses recognizable moves from the game. The player advises you at the end to "Hold on to your humanity."
    • One quest has you being sent after Prince Jeffery, who sits upon an Iron Throne made up of guns and has guards named Molehill and Canine (a reference to Gregor and Sandor Clegane, who are known as The Mountain and The Hound respectively). The main joke of the quest is that Mordecai doesn't get the references since he doesn't watch Game of Thrones, instead watching a show about duchesses getting married.
    • The quest for the raid boss of the DLC is called Raiders of the Last Boss.
      • Funnily enough, in the spanish version of the DLC, the dragon's names are references to other media.
    Healianth is called Tiamatzo. Could be also a shout-out to Final Fantasy.
    Brood is called Elliot.
    Incinerator is called Smaugón.
    Boost is called Spyroide.
    • During one quest where you help Claptrap become a wizard, he tries to summon a powerful demon, but ends up summoning brooms.
    • In one quest, you hunt down a crazed knight's friends to see which of them stole his loot. Their names are Sir Boil, Sir Mash, and Sir Stew.
    • The mission My Dead Brother has the rather simple description of "Bro team kill."
    • The mission Fake Geek Guy features Tiny Tina asking Mister Torgue various nerd culture related questions to test if he is a real nerd. These include references to Star Trek (the frequent deaths of Red Shirts specifically), Lord of the Rings, and Doctor Who.
    • One of the spell grenade mods is Fireball. Its flavor text? "Porkchop sandwiches!"
      • Similarly, Lightning Bolt (whose flavor text mentions jigawatts) and Magic Missile (point and shoot).
    • Butt Stallion finally makes an appearance, in which she's shown to be a white unicorn mare with curly, purple-indigo hair. Does that description remind you of someone who is also associated with diamonds? And lest people believe it's a coincidence, the game makers are well aware of the similarities. At one point a picture of Handsome Jack styling a Rarity toy was even posted on the game's facebook page.
  • Owing to the fantasy setting of the "Bunkers and Badasses" game, all the dialogue for the vending machines is changed. Thus:
  • The Dwarves make quite a few references when you kill them.
  • The various mages say magical incantations as well.
  • When you first get the "Post-Crumpocalyptic" quest, Moxxi says that "Times are tough, sugar...."
  • Mister Torgue wants you to blow up the ocean!

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