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Pain and Terror are characters in Borderlands 3.


At some point, the two bandits that would later be known as Pain and Terror joined together to better survive in The Splinterlands region of Pandora. After the arrival of the Calypso Twins to Pandora, both Pain and Terror were caught up with their talk of family and joined their group known as the Children of the Vault. Working as the main forces behind the Eridium deposits to help the twins' efforts, they soon cultivated a group of followers that thrived on carnage and bloodshed as much as them. The two soon would establish an annual event celebrating mindless acts of slaughter, which would take place at their location known as Carnivora; the more intense and entertaining acts would be taken by them aboard their massive war machine of the same name.


After Tyreen Calypso warps Patricia Tannis away, the Vault Hunters, with the help of their allies, managed to track her to Carnivora where Pain and Terror, the vehicle's primary operators, attempt to sacrifice Tannis with The Agonizer 9000. The Vault Hunters invade the fortress after disabling its movement, prompting Pain and Terror to enter the Agonizer 9000 and fight them. However, the Vault Hunters cripple it, before Tannis smashes it against the vehicle's structure multiple times, which ejects Pain and Terror from the machine. They are promptly killed by the Vault Hunters afterward.



Main article: Blood Drive


  • Pain and Terror are non-respawning enemies and only appear in the story once. After their death, they will no longer appear, and Agonizer 9000 will drop its loot directly.
    • Both only have 1 health and will die to any source of damage. This is evident if a Jakobs weapon ricochets a bullet upon hitting either of the two.


  • Pain and Terror are a reference to real-life magician duo Penn and Teller, and base their appearances on them.
    • Pain is voiced by Penn Jilette himself and even has the nail on his left ring finger painted red, a feature that Penn shares in real life.
    • Teller, on the other hand, rarely speaks when on stage and therefore his equivalent, Terror, is silent, with his mouth stitched up.