Brick is the playable "Berserker" character in Borderlands. As the Berserker, he is able to effectively use explosive weaponry and powerful melee attacks to decimate his foes, as well as endure more overall punishment from enemy attacks. Brick is able to enter a rage state known as "Berserking" to improve his melee strength and regenerate health for a short time.
Brick is originally from the planet Menoetius and is one of the original four vault hunters who sought to uncover the Vault hidden on Pandora. In addition, Brick is one of the founding members of the Crimson Raiders. However, Roland had expelled Brick from their base of Sanctuary after his brutal killing of Shep Sanders, who had disclosed New Haven's location to Hyperion, which led to its destruction by Handsome Jack's forces. Later on, Brick decided to become a bandit, after Hyperion began treating him as such. He then formed the Slab gang. With himself as the leader, Brick became known to most of Pandora as the "Slab King."
After gaining the Claptrap upgrades, Roland tells the Vault Hunters to go to Thousand Cuts to gain "The Slab King's" assistance. When Brick's bandits reveal the Vault Hunters aren't from Hyperion, he decides to initiate them into his gang. After passing his test (which consisted of surviving waves of attack from Brick's own bandits), he welcomes them into the gang and agrees to assist them with the Hyperion Bunker. At that moment, Brick's territory is attacked by Hyperion forces, and Brick fights with the Vault Hunters to repel the attack. Afterwards, he returns to Sanctuary, where he will then give out side missions.
During the assault on the new Vault Hyperion discovered, Mordecai commands a captured barge carrying Brick. Both of them help the Vault Hunters through the first gauntlet of Hero's Path, until the barge is targeted by a Moon Blitz. Brick jumps back into the barge, which is then struck by the Blitz and crashes into the lava. However, the two survive the crash and make it to the Vault, and witness the activation of the map showing the locations of the many other Vaults scattered throughout the galaxy.
In Episode 3 of Tales from the Borderlands, Brick and Mordecai are hired by the gang lord Vallory to apprehend Athena, who was once allied with Handsome Jack. The two of them duel against Fiona and Athena which resulted in Fiona shooting him in the foot They might have been killed had Vallory not intervened. After knocking Athena out with a rocket launcher, the two Vault Hunters then take her back to Sanctuary.
In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Brick is seen in the introduction alongside Mordecai limping away after Lilith noted how it took the two to capture Athena. In the final scene, Brick raises his objections, along with Mordecai about executing Athena to Lilith. Despite this, Lilith went ahead and ordered the Crimson Raider soldiers to execute Athena, only for the bullets to be stopped by The Watcher.
- Borderlands 2
- Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- Tales from the Borderlands
- Borderlands 3
- See also: Action Skills
Brick's Action Skill is a Berserk mode in which the screen goes red, he holsters his weapon and proceeds to attack with his fists. During this time, Brick also gains resistance to all damage and his health will regenerate at a rapid rate as he beats down enemies. Brick's berserk mode is controlled with the analog sticks and by using the 'aim' button for a powerful but slower left hook and the 'shoot' button for a quicker but weaker right jab. His Berserk mode is upgradable via the skill tree. Several of his class mods are also dedicated toward improving effectiveness of Berserk, and can make it a viable primary method of combat.
- Main article: Class Mod (Borderlands)#Berserker
Brick is an optimal character for close combat. He is well equipped to use shotguns and explosives, and is also a very potent brawler with his fists when he slips into a berserker rage. Some say he is best played as a tank or brawler, as he has talents that reinforce him to withstand harm, empower his brawling capabilities and aid any explosive weaponry that he might use. His default melee weapon is a pipe.
- Main article: Brick/Quotes
- Brick's family is referenced in several places throughout the game.
- His sister is his reason for being on Pandora. She is missing and he has to find her.
- His mother is referenced in Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot as getting past a certain round; apparently, she was as good a fighter as he.
- When Brick is played by the host of a game, an artificial speed boost can be triggered by going into Berserk mode within less than a second of being downed which will not impair ability to use weaponry or impede peripheral vision. A less effective speed boost of the same nature can be gained by going into Berserk mode then simultaneously opening Brick's inventory, or interacting with an object that brings up a menu (vending machine, Catch-a-Ride station, etc.). The effects of both of the glitches are somewhat permanent with the speed boost going away only after using Berserk again or after by exiting the game. Both glitches are infinitely repeatable for the host of the game.
- All of Brick's Tier 4 skills refer to movies:
- Pictured on "Wanted" posters in The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, Brick has a higher bounty on his head, at $9,999,999.99, than the others, who are targeted for $1,000,000.00. His listed crime is "Murder and Dismemberment of anything that moves". This bounty would later be topped by Gaige at $820 billion, and sharing a distinction with Salvador's in that it ends in 99 cents.
- In Borderlands 2, Handsome Jack raises Brick's bounty in a radio broadcast to $8,000,000,000.
- According to the intro scene where Marcus Kincaid is telling the story of the vault, Brick had a dog named Priscilla.
- The letters "TCB", with a lightning bolt, are emblazoned on Brick's belt buckle. This was a signature of Elvis Presley that meant "taking care of business, in a flash". In Borderlands 2, the "TCB" emblem is missing from Brick's belt buckle.
- In Borderlands 2, it is revealed that Brick got a second dog called Dusty after the defeat of The Destroyer but lost her during the Hyperion attack on New Haven. The Sheriff of Lynchwood, Nisha, reveals that she was the one who killed her by breaking her neck in front of Brick, making him cry.
- In Borderlands 2, Brick wears two dog's paws around his neck, representing Priscilla and Dusty respectively.
- In Borderlands 2, Brick has apparently obtained Sledge's Hammer and carries it on his back. If he is unable to engage a target in melee, he will throw the hammer.