“Look out, everybody, things are about to get awesome!”
Fanatics are enemies encountered in Borderlands 3. They are first encountered at the Covenant Pass on Pandora, Composed largely of Pandora's bandit horde and the Calypso Twin's rabid "fanbase", they serve as the mainline infantry of the COV.
Unlike the bandits in previous Borderlands' games, they wear a variety of outfits, possess different hairstyles, and may appear with face masks and/or face paint. They are generally armed with SMGs or Assault Rifles, but some do occasionally wield Pistols. They also never wear shields.
Combat - Male
- Taking down Vault Thieves! Hell Yeah!
- You're gonna get purged, Heretic!
- I'm almost Eridium Tier!
- I'm gonna live forever!
- Ain't gonna chop me!
- I live for this!
- Blessed are the meek, for they are not full of bullet holes!
- Blessed be the Bandits!
- Come at me poser!
- I protect the family!
- You look better with bullet holes!
- Laying down some heat!
- Feel the holy fire!
- Holy hellstorms for Troy!
- Do you have a moment to talk about The Twin Gods!?
- Tyreen! I will prove myself!
- I will have a place in The Great Vault!
- Moving to cover!
- The Calypsos will protect me!
Combat - Female
- Children of the Vault!
- Eat lead, or laser, or whatever!
- Kill! KILL! KILL!!!
- Get chopped, Heretic!
- Chop 'em up!
- Get shredded!
- You're SO gonna die!
- This is why I joined up!
- My life sucks, and I'm taking it out on YOU!
- I'm going to sit down and think about my life choices!
- Tyreen's gonna drink soup out of your skull, a cold one, like gazpacho!
- Open up! Here comes dinner!
- I'm not running!
- This is why I joined up!
- This is our planet!
- For the Twin Gods!
- Tyreen will protect ME!
- Tyreen protects!
- Time to DIE!
- Pop your head WIDE OPEN!
- I am invincible!
- I'll take care of 'em!
- I'm not hiding, I'm just crouching!
- Don't run for me, hairy-tick!
Dying - Male
- My chili recipe dies with me!
- You'll remember my name, which is...bleggh...
- Tell my kids I wish they were born!
- With my last breath...I curse...Claptrap...
- Make me into a stew!
- Killed by a poser...weak..."
- You got lucky, poser...
- I should have worked out more...
- I DEMAND A SKY BURIAL!
- I die, so that that family may live...
- The Darkness embraces me!
- IT ENDS IN SILENCE!
- Into the arms of Tyreen!
- Tell Tyreen I'm sorry!
- Into the Calypso's light!
- I become chaos...
- Finally! My reward!
- I see it...The Great Vault...it's beautiful!
- Return to ashes!
- In glory I fall!
Dying - Female
- I recommend the flank steak!
- Pair me with...a nice red...
- Sprinkle me with paprika...
- Use...every part of me...
- Eat my ass, scrub!
- Killed by a scrub!
- I've failed you...
- Tyreen said we'd be strong!
- They couldn't...protect me...
- The Great Vault...beckons....
- The Great Vault...it's so beautiful!'
- I had a line for this!
- "Joke's on you, I soiled myself!
- Yep...totally crapped myself...damn...
- In Mayhem Mode and True Vault Hunter Mode they are renamed Zealots. They may also be equipped with shields in these modes.