|Title||Leader of the Bandits|
Baron Flynt, a former Dahl prison warden, headed to the Salt Flats after Dahl pulled off of Pandora. There he took control of Thor, a huge bucket-wheel excavator, and a group of local bandits. He calls himself the Leader of the Bandits, and has his bandits patrol the Salt Flats in Runners. He has two bodyguards, Hanz and Franz.
Tannis claims that Flynt used to work for her, and that when she fired him, he stole a Vault key fragment. However, it is possible that he and Tannis have never met, as it is later shown that Flynt had no Vault key fragment, and that the entire story was a lie created by Steele.
Flynt is first mentioned when players first enter New Haven. There, Helena Pierce says that she has blocked passage to Sanctuary because of the danger posed by his tribe on the Salt Flats to travelers. He isn't mentioned again until Tannis claims that he has a Vault key fragment.
The story that Tannis tells is that when she fired Flynt, he stole the fourth piece of the Vault key (and punched her dog). Players are then tasked with killing Baron Flynt and retrieving the final piece of the key, although the chest behind Baron Flynt's "throne" is ultimately found to be empty. Steele then broadcasts that there is no fourth Vault key piece and that Tannis used the Vault hunters to "get what she wanted"; presumably Flynt's death.
- Main article: The Final Piece
- You've come! Excellent! I've been looking forward to this. My men are... impatient, but I shall savor this until your blood has soaked the sand and your carcass is nothing but food for Rakk! Come get some - ECHO message
- I see you've beaten a path to my door! How could I turn you away when you're so doggedly eager for death? Do come in, enter my humble abode. - ECHO message
- A guest! Please, make yourself at home. My men will be with you shortly. Never let it be said that the great Baron Flynt is short on hospitality! - ECHO message
- Get them, you idiots!
- I said KILL THEM, you FOOLS!
- My minions are gonna slice you to pieces!
- Ten skag pearls to the one who brings me his head!
- Well, well - looks like I get to kill you myself!
- I will make an example of you, so that no one else will dare challenge me!
- Say your prayers, loser!
- Think you can stop me?
- You are a terrible guest. I must teach you some manners!
- You'll never make it to the top!
- You'll not be getting out of here alive, (incomplete)
- You've cost me a lot, but you're going to pay it back, with interest!
- God damnit! (When he dies)
- Son of a bitch! (When he dies)
- You'll regret this - somehow... (When he dies)
- Flynt is armed with a random variation of the Boom Stick, which he will drop when he is killed.
- He is usually guarded by two "bodyguards" named Hanz and Franz who are a tough boss fight together.
- Flynt does respawn, as do Hanz and Franz.
- A Flynt model can be seen below the chest where the 'fourth missing piece' is meant to be,
- As odd as it may seem, sometimes Flynt will fall through a crack on one of the ramps leading up to his original position. This makes for an easy win, but his Boom Stick falls with him.
- It is possible to kill Flynt first because he sits at the top of his tower completely unprotected, although killing him does not immediately end the mission. Players will still have to fight the remaining minions.
- "Come get some!" is line from "Army of Darkness", spoken by the main character, Ash, who likewise carries a shotgun introduced as his "boom stick".
- The name, "Flynt", and the way he looks, appears to be inspired by the likeness of Clint Eastwood.
- The tag line "That's medicinal" could be a reference to Larry Flynt, who in the movie has drug addiction problems, or to what appears to be a marijuana joint held between Baron Flynt's lips.
- When the curtain goes up in DLC2, Flynt is seen with both his hands in a 'finger gun showdown' look.
- If Baron Flynt dies via corrosive damage, his head will remain intact while the rest of his body dissolves.