Ellie is an NPC introduced in Borderlands 2. She is Mad Moxxi's daughter and Scooter's sister, and is the mechanic that introduces the Bandit Technical.


Ellie and her family were part of the Hodunk clan, until the Hodunks decided to make her the clan-wife. Disgusted, Moxxi killed the clan leader at the time and took both her children with her, eventually ending up in Sanctuary.

Ellie became so fed up with Moxxi's insistence that she slim down her physique that she left Sanctuary and moved into the Dust, worrying her mother with the fact that she intentionally puts herself in the middle of the ongoing clan war between the Hodunks and the Zafords.


When the Vault Hunters have a need of a bandit vehicle to get past the Bloodshot gang, they are directed to Ellie. Unfortunately the Bandit Technical she had was crushed shortly before the Vault Hunters' arrival, so she sets a task of collecting various car parts to complete another.

She is later involved in a series of missions to reignite a feud between the Hodunks and the Zafords. At her urging, the Vault Hunters strike a few minor targets on each side, setting up an escalating cycle of violence until both clans are all but decimated.

During the Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary side mission Space Cowboy, she is given ownership of the Catch-A-Ride system through her late brother's last wishes, and helps the Vault Hunters erect a memorial in the Dahl Abandon for Scooter.



Borderlands 2

When hit by a car

  • "Ow!"
  • "That tickled."
  • "Heh-heh."
  • "That stung a little."
  • " 'Sup."


  • "Hey, darlin'! I got some stuff needs doin'. Why don't you stop by my place in The Dust?"

New mission available

  • "Hey! Got a job for ya."
  • "Wanna help me with somethin'?"
  • "Wanna give me a hand with somethin'?"

During an active mission

  • "How ya doin'?"
  • "Still workin' on that?"
  • "Hey, take your time with that job we talked 'bout. No rush."

Mission turn in

  • "Day-yummm! You are good."
  • "Awww, I knew you wouldn't let me down."
  • "So, how'd it go?"

No new missions available

  • "I considered makin' up some errand so we could hang out, but nah. Got nothin' for ya."
  • "I'm alright -- no new jobs. How you doin'?"
  • "I can't think of anythin' I need done. If I do, though, you'll be the first to know."

While idle

  • "Nice to see a friendly face around here. You're the first person hasn't been throwin' insults or hatchets at me in quite some time."
  • "Is Scooter doin' alright? He found a girlfriend yet, or has he finally admitted what I been suspectin' for years?"
  • "You'd be surprised how much money there is to be made in sellin' scrap. Bandits make the cars, I bust 'em apart, then sell it all back to them so they can make new cars. They got real angry a few months back once they figured out I was the one scrappin' their cars in the first place, but hell -- what are they gonna do? They can't kill me, and they still need scrap. Livin' the dream."
  • "Stare all ya like."
  • "Moxxi ain't send ya, did she? I swear, if she sends another merc out here to convince me to come back to Sanctuary, I'ma lose it."
  • "You lookin' at my tattoo? It's a Hodunk clan thing. Kinda like brandin' cattle, but way creepier somehow."
  • "While them other folks was openin' the first Vault, I was hangin' out at the north pole, studyin' with some monk mechanics. Learned a lot there – like, don't go to the north pole."
  • "Ain't no hurry on any of these missions, sweetheart. They'll be waitin' for ya."
  • "Moxxi and I ain't exactly been on speakin' terms fer a while. Don't get me wrong – love her to death, and if it weren't fer her, I'd be dead. But she thinks a woman ain't worth a damn if she can't fit into a corset, and you can only take so much of that crap."
  • "Hey – if you ever hurt Scooter, I'll kill you and your whole family. Haha! Just kiddin'. I'll only kill your family."

Unrelated mumblings

  • "Ah, hell."
  • "Ooooh!"
  • "What on earth is that?"
  • "Damn!"
  • "Ahhhhh."

Radio commercials

  • "Hi there! This is Ellie, owner of Ellie's garage out in The Dust. Just bought me some airtime so's I could get a quick message out to the Hodunk clan. Ahem. Dear Hodunks: SUCK IT! Love, Ellie."
  • "This here's Ellie from Ellie's Garage, lettin' ya know that I can fulfill all your scrap metal needs. You need wheels? Got 'em. Mufflers? Got 'em. Those sharp little rusty bits that I don't even know what they do but they give you tetanus if you so much as look at 'em funny? Got twelve of those bitches. So come on down to Ellie's garage, where our motto is, If you give me any lip, I'll throw your ass into a car crusher!"
  • "If you need scrap, I'm your girl! Come on down to Ellie's Garage -- and don't forget to kill a few Hodunks on the way!"
  • "Hi, I'm Ellie, of Ellie's Garage. Come for the scrap metal, stay for the awkward flirtin'."

Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep

New mission available

  • "You're gonna like this one."
  • "You want it XP? I got it!"
  • "Hey! New quest!"

During an active mission

  • "How goes yer quest?"
  • "Kicked any orcs in the wing-wong?"
  • "Everythin' goin' good?"

No new missions available

  • "Got nothin' right now, but you'll be the first to know once I do."
  • "Man, I envy you. You get to go out there and put the hurt on the Sorcerer's goons, while I gotta stick around here lookin' hot. Gets kinda borin'."
  • "Man, part of me really wishes Scooter hadn't gotten eaten by that dragon."

While idle

  • "Yep. Drink it ALLLL in."
  • "Man, I wish this place'd get invaded by zombies. I wanna decapitate some fools."
  • "So, how you been? Ain't seen you for a while."

Unrelated mumblings

  • "Aw, hell."
  • "Friggin' Sorcerer."
  • "Armor's chafin' me."
  • "Can't wait till the queen gets back."
  • "Yer makin' a name for yourself."


  • One of the reasons she moved to The Dust is stated in a quote, for she believed her brother, Scooter, might have had a crush on her. Scooter reluctantly confirms that this was in fact true.
  • During the opening of the first Vault, she was at the North Pole, studying with some monk mechanics. The main thing she learned was not to go to the North Pole.
  • She makes money by scrapping bandit cars, then selling the scrap back to them to make new ones.
  • Her tattoo is a Hodunk thing, like branding cattle.


External Links

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.