ECHO recorders

Helmet data rec0rding

Poor Shmuck: "What the hell ARE you?"

Zer0: "Why do you retreat? / Face your end honorably. / Make me work for it."

Poor Shmuck: "Who sent you? His sister? His kids? Whatever they're offering, I'll quintuple it!"

Zer0: "This is punishment / His murder will be avenged / And I will be paid."

Poor Shmuck: "For god's sake, what do you want? Just TELL me what you want!"

Zer0: "For you to fight back. / Bandits like you are easy --"

Poor Shmuck: "What the hell ARE you?"

Zer0: "...I want a challenge."

Sawtooth Cauldron

Recording 1

Handsome Jack: "Talk to me Angel. I need a Vault Hunter, and I need 'em yesterday."

Angel: "I've found someone with great potential. His name is Zero. Or at least, he's called that. No one knows his real name, and --"

Handsome Jack: "-- No! No, no, no -- next! I hate those 'mysterious warrior' types. Nine times out of ten, there's nothing ACTUALLY special about them. Who else you got--"

Angel: "-- Playing Zero surveillance footage."

Recording begins.

Bandit: "Slag you, freak!"

Bandit: "URK--"

Zer0: "Leaves falling from trees / Snow drifting onto the ground / Life leaving your corpse."

Recording ends.

Handsome Jack: "...Did that guy just speak in Haiku?"

Recording 2

Handsome Jack: "So what's this Zero guy doing on Pandora in the first place?"

Angel: "I dunno."

Handsome Jack: "Angel, you've got a brain the size of a planet. Don't give me 'I dunno.'"

Angel: "From what footage we have of him, I can't even tell if Zero's human or not."

Handsome Jack: "W-w-what do you mean, not human? Is he a robot? An alien? What?"

Angel: "I dunno."

Recording 3

Angel: "Evidently, Zero has been on Pandora for a few weeks. I have satellite footage of him... conversing with the locals."

Handsome Jack: "Roll it, Angel."

Recording begins.

Zeke: "Hohohoho – look at this freak!"

Bartender: "Shaddap, Zeke. Whaddaya want – ninja... guy?"

Zer0: "I desire a challenge."

Zeke: "Pahaha – by the way your fruity ass talks it sounds like you're PLENTY challenged! Ha!"

Bartender: "Can it, Zeke! Sorry – I swear, it's impossible to keep that boy's mouth shut."

Zer0: "You would consider it a challenge, then?"

Bartender: "Uh, I guess –"


Recording 4

Bartender: "HOLY SKAGSUCK, you decaptitated Zeke! Why - why's your helmet say 'zero'?"

Zer0: "He was no challenge. / My skills have not been tested. / I need something more."

Bartender: "Uhm, uh - the - there are some pretty dangerous bandit clans --"

Zer0: "No."

Bartender: "The creatures around here are --"

Zer0: "No."

Bartender: "Uhm, the, uh... the Vault?"

Zer0: "...Go on."

Bartender: "Uh, alien power, lots of danger - a real challenge! Huge challenge!"

Zer0: "This is intriguing. / The Vault, my masterpiece? / Challenge accepted."

Recording ends.

Handsome Jack: "Well, when you're right, you're right, Angel. I think this Zero guy will do nicely."


Joining a game

  • Where is the target?
  • Just tell me what to shoot.


  • What's the hold up? / Is someone in the bathroom? / Are you on the phone?
  • What is going on? / Why have my limbs stopped moving? / Has my heart just died?
  • Bor-ed, bor-ed, bored / Bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored / I am really bored.
  • Boredom is my lot, / As I lack autonomy / To move my own feet.
  • An idle mind is / A very dangerous thing / I think of violence.
  • I am bored as hell / I would like to kill something / Can we friggin go?
  • I sit here and wait / So eager to move onward / But it's all in vain.
  • Can we start moving? / I grow tired of this spot / I long to explore.
  • The peaceful silence / Penetrates my whole being / It's so very dull.

Attempting to travel while other players are busy

  • Someone is busy. / Now we play the waiting game; / Everyone loses.
  • What is the holdup? / Is someone in the bathroom? / Are you on the phone?

Entering Decepti0n

  • Your eyes deceive you / An illusion fools you all / I move for the kill.
  • How hilarious / You just set off my trap card / Your death approaches.
  • The true world revealed / Weaknesses now known to me / Time to go to work.
  • And I disappear / A ghost amidst the combat / Preparing to strike.
  • I vanish.
  • Stealth!
  • Good bye!
  • Ghosting.

Scoring a critical hit

  • A critical hit / So very satisfying / I live for such kills.
  • Critical killing / Is an art unto itself / And I am Rembrandt.
  • A critical kill / Showers me in blood and spit / How enjoyable.
  • That was your own fault / You should have paid attention / And looked through the lie.
  • Sorry, did that hurt? / That "sorry" was sarcasm / I am not sorry.
  • I enjoy that.
  • Heehee.
  • Ow.
  • Goodbye.
  • Ouch.
  • Sucker.
  • Precision!

Throwing a grenade

  • Grenade out!
  • A grenade!
  • Here! Grenade!
  • 'Nade!

Affected by an elemental attack

  • I feel the burning / Eating through my equipment / Must stop, drop, and roll.
  • I'm covered in slag! / I must seek cover quickly / or pain is coming.
  • Disgusting, this slag / Inelegant chemical / Increases damage.
  • Slagged!
  • My armor!

Spotting items

  • A new instrument, / Waiting for a sonata / That I will conduct.
  • Maybe I'll use you / To blow a midget's head off. / Or maybe I won't.
  • Mine.
  • Nice.
  • Impressive.
  • Well, well...
  • Not bad.

Comparing items in the menu

  • Comparisons made / But which is superior? / A tough decision.
  • Hmmm...

Reviving a downed ally

  • Get back on your feet / I will help you up, and then / We will kill more stuff!
  • Keep shooting!
  • Keep calm.
  • Do not panic.
  • I have you.

Killing an enemy

  • A most confused death / Dead before he even knew / Where I had struck from.
  • Striking from nowhere / Killing with accuracy / This is who I am.
  • Yoo-hoo, stupid guy / I was really over here / Too bad you're dead now.
  • I am everywhere / And yet, I am nowhere, too / I am infinite.
  • Farewell, foolish thing / Know that you have been deceived / As your soul moves on.
  • This is how you die / A spectacle of violence / Gorgeous and ugly.
  • I relish your death / You are so unsuspecting / How satisfying.
  • I say, boom biatch / That's what you get for messing / With the Assassin.
  • I have destroyed you / A deadly shot from nowhere / The ghost Assassin.
  • Over here you fools / That was but an illusion / I am your true foe.
  • You fought well creature / But I fought so much better / I'll pick your corpse now.
  • Assassinated / What a satisfying word / With five syllables.
  • What happened to you? / So strong, imposing, fearsome / Oh yeah, I killed you.
  • I witness your death / You were so unsuspecting / How satisfying.
  • Assassins never die!
  • Bow to my weaponry!
  • Unworthy opponents.
  • Fear my skills!
  • Easy.

Killing multiple enemies in succession

  • Leaves falling from trees / Snow drifting onto the ground / Life leaving your corpse.

Sighting a badass or boss

  • Warning, badass!
  • Badass approaching!
  • Greetings, badass.
  • Hello, badass.
  • Badass sighted.
  • Attention! Badass.
  • Badass incoming!
  • Incoming badass!
  • Hark! Badass.

Killing an enemy by running them over

  • That is called "roadkill" / Not the cleverest of words / But appropriate.
  • This is the story / All about how my life got / Flipped, turned upside-down.
  • What was that speed bump / That fell under my tires? / Was that thing alive?
  • Idiots.
  • Bump!
  • Funny.

Crashing a vehicle

  • System crashed.

Getting crippled

  • I am nearly dead / It's time for a second wind / Let my aim be true.
  • I will not die here / I still have too much to do / And too much ammo.
  • Dammit!
  • Come on!

Getting a Second Wind

  • I won't die today / Not while I still have ammo / I am a badass.
  • I will not die here / I have too much left to do / And too much ammo.
  • I have arisen / You will regret harming me / My vengeance at hand.
  • Second Wind achieved / Pulled back from the brink of death / I'm ready for more.
  • I'm back from the dead / To continue to raise hell / Get out of my way.
  • You should now be scared / I don't die so easily / And now I am pissed.
  • Nice try savages / I am not the dying type / You shall die instead.
  • This does not end here / I have much further to go / Before I fall dead.
  • I got Second Wind / Metaphorically speaking / Breath overrated.
  • I am eternal / Death will never capture me / My skills exceed his.
  • I do not think so.
  • Your mistake.
  • Yes!
  • I'm ready.
  • Fool.
  • What is next?

Out of ammunition

  • I'm empty.
  • Well, crap.
  • Curses, empty.
  • No ammo.
  • That's unfortunate.
  • Ammo dry.
  • Ammunition required.
  • Ammo depleted.
  • Munitions dry.
  • Ammo necessary.

Being revived

  • I thank you for your / Kindness and sincerity. / Now, let's kill some stuff.
  • Thank you for saving / A not so innocent life / By reviving me.

Leveling up

  • Levelled up.
  • That felt good.

In the menu with a Skill Point left to spend

  • Why, yes, I do have / The skills to pay all my bills / Figuratively.

Issuing a duel challenge

  • Oh, what? Yeah, what, bitch? / Yeah, I just slapped you and stuff. / What you gonna do?
  • Let's duel, you and I / So we can compare weapons / And know who is more skilled.
  • Let us fight.
  • Duel. Now!
  • I challenge you.

Accepting a duel

  • A chance to spar is / Something I always adore / I'm ready to fight.
  • Was that a stiff wind? / Or a fly landing on me? / I barely felt it.
  • You sure?
  • Your mistake.
  • Death wish, huh?

Winning a duel

  • A victory earned / A hard fought battle, that was / I honor my foe.
  • That was a fine fight / I say that due to your skill / Not because I won.
  • Easy.
  • I win.
  • Victorious.
  • Back on your feet.

Losing a duel

  • I lost fair and square / Whatever that dumb phrase means / Who loses a square?
  • Well done.
  • Rematch. Now!
  • Surprising.

Tying in a duel

  • The battle complete / The warriors are equal / Identical skills.
  • A tie? Disappointing.
  • Unexpected.

In Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep

  • Hey, this area / Smells vaguely of butts and death / An unpleasant stench. (entering Unassuming Docks)
  • You look troubled, ma'am / Tell me how I may help you / I long for a quest. (talking to Ellie/Eleanor in Flamerock Refuge)
  • I broke my fingers / What a ludicrous mistake / Damned critical fails. (after breaking his fingers)
  • What does this thing do? / How do I solve this puzzle? / Look it up online? (when approaching the Dwarven puzzle)
  • I care not for cash / Only for the pure combat / That said, I'll buy guns. (entering Hatred's Shadow)

Dropping the Crit

  • Whoops.
  • Dropped it.
  • Darn.
  • Slipped.
  • If only I had five fingers.

In Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre

  • If your love awaits / Why are you standing out here? / Let's save her, stupid. (words of encouragement for Ed)
  • (when tasting whiskey):
    • Ew.
    • Moderately quenching.
    • Delectable.
  • Life is very short / One day you will grow older / And then you will die. (to make the baby cry)
  • Combat is my love / Brutal violence, my partner / I need no one else. (when Moxxi asks about a mister-or-missus Vault Hunter in Zer0's life)
  • A smoking cigar / Is so much less interesting / Than a smoking gun. (when collecting the cigar box)
  • To love one's mother? / An unusual feeling. / You're on your own. (when Innuendobot asks if his Oedipal feelings for Moxxi are normal)
  • (when collecting Stella's wig):
    • I need your blonde wig / For reasons unimportant / May I please have it?
    • I am on a quest / Which requires that blonde wig / So uh, I need it.
    • Sorry about this. / I wanna finish the quest. / Nothing personal.
  • Lubrication is / A means of making things work. / His is grease. Mine? Blood. (when collecting the can of grease)
  • Your wooing tactic / Is completely transparent. / Your neg does not work. (when Innuendobot asks if his negging made Zer0 love him)

In Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax

  • Hammerlock has left / A large amount of moonshine / Distilled it himself. (When finding Hammerlock's booze)
  • Remote charges have / A very long broadcast range / His death came form space. (When finding Axton's assassin)
  • Like the old story / Of he with the waxen wings / Except bloodier (When finding Gaige's assassin)
  • He wanted a break / Now he can rest forever / But who poisoned him? (When finding Maya's assassin)
  • He hangs in the air / The breeze stirring his body / Animate, yet not. (When finding Salvador's assassin)
  • Hyperion scum / Trying to catch a monster / Oh, the irony (When finding Krieg's assassin)
  • I understand it. / A message sent, and received. / Mercy is coming. (When finding Zer0's assassin)

With Handsome Jack's voice

About Handsome Jack's voice

  • As my voice changes / I cannot help but feel wrong / I sound like a jerk.
  • Now, I have Jack's voice / I truly understand him / He is an asshole.
  • Since I speak as Jack / I know him, inside and out / Which sounds kind of gross.
  • I miss my old voice / I sound like a jackass now / Pun not intended.

Spotting items

  • I found equipment.
  • Beautiful weaponry!
  • Poetic armaments.

Getting a Second Wind

  • I feel the Wind.
  • I'm ready!

Getting crippled

  • No! Serenety!

Killing an enemy

  • Good!
  • Fool!
  • Peek-a-boo!
  • Gotcha!

Entering Decepti0n

  • Over here!
  • I disappear!
  • Goodbye!

Accepting a duel

  • Your mistake.
  • I don't think so.
  • Wrong move!