The Badass Thug's fighting style is a ponderous walk towards their opponents, ignoring cover in favor of dealing massive damage while enduring punishment while they fire or reload. Due to their slow walk, their enlarged heads make good targets for Critical hits. Like all Prisoners, they are vulnerable to Incendiary attacks.
The naming convention of a Badass Thug deviates considerably from popular Borderlands naming conventions, in that rather than being a badass version of a Bandit Thug it is simply a Bruiser with a shotgun.
The Badass Thug uses the same model as a bruiser but textured with a heavily scratched torso and striped pants.