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Gaige & D374-TP - Render
Don't screw with a girl and her robot!
Character Type Playable character
Group AffiliationsCrimson Raiders
GamesBorderlands 2
Voice ActorCherami Leigh
[Gaige Skins]

Gaige is a Mechromancer. She is the fifth playable class in Borderlands 2, first revealed at PAX East 2012. Gaige was added as post-release downloadable content released on October 9, 2012 for $9.99 USD / 800 Microsoft points / $14.40 AUS. Those who pre-ordered Borderlands 2 received the character free of charge. Her skill grants her the ability to control the D374-TP, or Deathtrap. She is also used as a marketing tool outside of Borderlands 2 where the character chats on Twitter and releases ECHO logs.


Gaige was a high school student from the planet Eden-5. She originally conceived Deathtrap, then called DT, as a science fair project to combat bullying. Her rival, Marcie Holloway, was a contestant in the science fair as well, and used her father's money to buy her way through the competition. Marcie apparently stole Gaige's DT designs and sold them to Eden-5's police force.

On the day of the science fair, Marcie's father bribed the judges, helping win her first place with a defective robot based on Deathtrap's blueprints. Gaige placed third. Marcie then shoved Gaige, causing Deathtrap to identify her as a hostile. Deathtrap attacked with its claws, causing her to explode due to a miscalibration by Gaige. Gaige was escorted to the principal's office, and faced expulsion and arrest for accidentally murdering her rival. She called her father to create a distraction to help her evade arrest, and bought a ticket to Pandora, where she stowed away on a train leading to Windshear Waste.


[Skill tree]

Gaige's skill tree features player challenge level variances. This would make her both the easiest and the most difficult character to play.

The default cooldown time to summon Deathtrap is 60 seconds.


ECHO Recordings

Main article: Gaige/ECHO Recorders


When joining a game

  • I say MECHRO, you say MANCER. MECHRO! (no reply) ...You guys suck!
  • It's cool everybody. I'm here...
  • Anybody have some mechros they need manced?
  • We made it boy! Lets have some fun.

When reviving an ally

  • Am I a hero... or something?
  • Live! LIVE!
  • Argh... How much do you weigh?
  • Cover me brah!
  • Worry not citizen, I'll save you.
  • Come on, noob! Nah, I'm just playin', you're cool...
  • Wow! You work out?

Critical Kill

  • Noob! (said in two tones)
  • GG.
  • Fun!
  • Neat!
  • I am such a B.A.
  • Squish!
  • Boop!
  • Crit-i-cal kill!
  • LAWL
  • Doink!
  • Kablam!
  • Hehe, Just how I do?
  • Man!
  • Oh!
  • I got brain on my shoe... I like it.

Summoning Deathtrap

  • It`s robot fighting time!
  • Get 'em, boy!
  • By my command!
  • Exterminate!
  • To hell with the First Law!
  • Klaatu Barada Nikto!
  • Number Five ALIVE!
  • Blood and metal, my favorite things!
  • Super Robot violence fun time!

Deathtrap Kill

  • Don't screw with a girl and her robot!
  • Nice one, boy!
  • You're bringing a tear to my eye...
  • Robot: One! Uglies: Zerooo!
  • Best robot ever.
  • Oooh. Right in the wingnut.
  • Ha ha!
  • Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
  • Love ya, bot.
  • Respect the robot!
  • I need to build you an extra arm JUST for high-fives!
  • Hell yes! I can't believe you only got third place in the science fair.
  • I am the strongest girl alive! (Also said for Anarchy stack gains and during general combat in two different tones)
  • I am the greatest engineer alive!
  • You are a mean machine!
  • Terminated!
  • Good one, babe!

Getting an Anarchy Stack

  • Eh, accuracy's overrated anyway.
  • I'm feeling awesomer.
  • This could be the beginning of something awesome.
  • Not a bad start.
  • Start the Anarchy!
  • Start the stacking!
  • This is getting good.
  • Wonder how many stacks I can get.
  • Alright, lets keep this going.
  • (mumbling) It's a start...
  • Alright, more Anarchy!
  • Anarchy forever!
  • Lets keep it up.
  • If I hit ya, you're going to feel it.
  • (Giggles) (Does it three different ways depending on the stack count.)
  • I'm feeling it!
  • Not bad, not bad.
  • I'll have some more Anarchy, thank you!
  • Anarchy up!
  • More stacks!
  • Anarchy, baby!
  • This is getting awesome!
  • Come at me jokers!
  • Anarchy on Pandora!
  • (laughs) Everything's going to die!
  • So inaccurate but so awesome!
  • More Anarchy, more!
  • Don't accidentally reload, don't accidentally reload!
  • I'm getting phat stacks.
  • Stack 'em up, stack 'em up!
  • This is getting ridiculous!
  • My hit to miss ratio is sadness!
  • Smash the system!
  • Anarchy! (Says it two different ways depending on the stack count)
  • I am the strongest girl alive!
  • You can't stop me!
  • More power!
  • Don't stop now!
  • Gimme more Anarchy!
  • Stack 'em and bag 'em!
  • I'm getting a god complex and I LIKE IT!
  • Punk never dies!
  • Meedly-meedly-mowwww...I know, I'm so bad at this.
  • Accuracy can suck it!
  • Never-ending stacks!
  • (Evil laugh)
  • When I hit you, IT WILL HURT!
  • So many stacks!
  • The power!
  • I think my reload button's broken!
  • I am the bringer of death!
  • BLOOD!
  • I'm going mildly insane!
  • God damn, I am so hardcore!
  • I feel the cosmos!
  • POWER!
  • I am everything!
  • I probably won't hit anything but whatever!
  • Start running, clowns!
  • Mechromancer angry!
  • I will destroy everything!
  • I deal DEATH!
  • ROCK ON!
  • Why am I still doing this?!
  • It's getting really hard to hit stuff!
  • If I go down, I'm screwed!
  • I am stupid powerful!
  • Meedly-meedly-meedly-mowwww... Nope, still bad! That was worse, I think.
  • Teehee.
  • Yes! YESSS!
  • The stacks... THE STACKS!
  • Sure! Why not!
  • Lets get it on!
  • This is actually stupid now!
  • I will miss almost every shot, and I don't care!
  • I regret nothing!
  • How is this possible?!
  • Too many stacks!
  • I have like negative accuracy right now!
  • You're breaking the game, dude!
  • God help you all if I actually HIT something!
  • I don't even remember what accuracy MEANS!
  • yes! YES!

Losing all Anarchy Stacks

  • NooooooooooOOOOOOOoooooooooooOOOOoooooo. (Drags on until all anarchy stacks are depleted.)
  • Ugh... What was I thinking?!
  • Wait -- Did I just?! -- Ugh... Dang it!
  • Son of a whore!
  • Oh, now I can actually hit stuff again.
  • Back to zero.
  • Let's start at the very beginning.
  • Reset!
  • Time for a hard reset!
  • Accuracy, how I've missed you!
  • Normalizing!
  • I feel normal again.
  • AAAAAND normal.
  • Starting over.
  • Aw crap!
  • My anarchy!
  • I lost my anarchy! This is like the worst day ever!
  • Where'd my anarchy go?
  • Not my anarchy!
  • I miss you already anarchy.


  • Come on! I can take ya!
  • This is nothing! I've done worse to myself!
  • I am gonna smack the bitch outta you!
  • Hax!
  • I can fix this!
  • Okay now I'm mad!
  • Come closer jerkwads! I've got something to show ya'!
  • Okay playtime's over.
  • You're not gonna like what happens now.
  • Open wide, jackholes!

When Recovering [Kill Revive]

  • Don't mess with me!
  • NBD.
  • I LIVE!
  • What'd I tell you, suckers?
  • Up and running!
  • Now you're gonna get it!
  • You ain't gankin' me that easy.

Hitting an enemy with a vehicle

  • High-larious.
  • Heyoo.
  • Kaboosh!
  • Hehe...
  • Oh, I love you, car!

Destroying an enemy vehicle

  • ​Your car sucked!
  • Haha! Yes!
  • Boosh!
  • Oh, I love you, car!

Jumping in a vehicle

  • Ohooohoho maaaan.
  • Yahoo!

General combat

  • Multi-Kill kill kill! (all UT quotes are said with low voice, immitating the announcer)
  • M-M-M-Monster Kill kill kill! (when killing enemies in rapid succession, about 6)
  • Dominating.
  • Unstoppable! (getting many, many kills)
  • RAMPAGE! (getting even more kills)
  • That's right, fear the cute little girl!
  • HA HA HA HA HA (low voice)(getting kills in rapid sucession with melee)
  • hahaha hehehe huhuhu (very similar to midgets laugh)(killing enemies in rapid succession)
  • Mechromancer smash! (Hulk-like voice, killing enemies in rapid sucession)
When Spotting a Badass
  • Found a badass.
  • He's angry, incoming!
  • Nice, badass!
  • Its big and angry!.. Incoming!
Killing a Badass
  • You didn't have to be such a dick about it.
  • YEAH!
  • HaHA!
  • What? That was it? (Killing a badass quickly)
  • Aaaaaaaand, dead.
  • Oh, that was close. No it wasn't!
  • Sorry about your face!
  • Ugh, I've got some brain on my shoes. *Sniff* I like it.
  • Lulz!
  • Was it good for you?

Leveling Up

  • Level up!
  • Ready for an upgrade, bot?
  • Ready for some new toys, bot?
  • I feel more awesome!
  • Friggin yeah!

Opening Skill Tree

  • So much hotness.
  • Deathtrap wants an upgrade? Deathtrap gets an upgrade!
  • I want that. And that. And that.
  • What do I want to kick ass at next?
  • That Anarchy one looks tricky...
  • Ohh, I just want you all!
  • Ohh, I'm likin' my options.

Comparing Items

  • Oh, I love comparin' loot!
  • Numbers, numbers, math math math.
  • Oh, I wanna use 'em both!
  • Show me some green arrows.

Opening a Golden Chest

  • Not bad!

Finding Blue Weapons

  • Shh. Don't worry baby. I'll take good care of you.
  • What's your name, sexy?

Finding Purple Weapons

  • I want it! (Also applies to blue weapons)
  • Why, hello there.

Completing a Challenge

  • Rock and roll.
  • Hooray!
  • Yeah. I'm pretty good.
  • MVP.
  • The completionist in me is like YEEAAAH!

Challenging another player to a duel

  • Your face is stupid.
  • Me and robot are gonna bitch smack ya!
  • Let's dance!
  • Come on! It'll be fun!
  • Snik snik, bitches! (Challenging With Claws)

Being challenged by another player

  • Somebody hit me with their purse?

Idle Messages

  • Third place. Third place! I built a robot that can turn human beings into jelly with the push of a button and that what's-his-face gives me THIRD PLACE! in the planet-wide science fair. At least around here people appreciate my talents.
  • If I don't shoot, repair, or screw something in the next few minutes, we're gonna have a problem.
  • FML
  • Urgh, this is dull!
  • I wanna go do stuff!
  • (Beatboxing Sounds) Bored Bored Bored.
  • Laaaaag

When slagged

  • Oh God! It smells like piss and nachos!
  • It's in my mouth, umm you guys, it's in my mouth!
  • Ew.. ew ew ew ew.

With Handsome Jack's voice

  • Testing? Testing one two? One two. And now I have the voice of a douchebag. Great. (In her normal voice)
  • I am the greatest engineer alive! (Deathtrap kill)
  • I need to build you an extra arm just for high-fives! (Deathtrap kill)
  • Haha, now you're gonna get it! (Second Wind)
  • Man, this whole "Speaking with the voice of an older man" thing is nowhere near as hot as I thought it would be. (Idle)
  • Beatbox time! (Beatboxing sounds) I'm the Mechromancer and I'm here to say-Aw, screw it, it's just not the same! Freakin' Jack voice! (Idle)
  • You know, maybe this voice ain't so bad. Hello, ladies- Oh god, creepycreepycreepy! Never doing that again! (Idle)
  • This is some impressive workmanship!
  • Shiny stuff!
  • Nothing sexier than a chest full of loot!
  • Up and RUNNING! (When recovering)
  • Robot: one, Uglies: zero! (Deathtrap kill)
  • Super robot violence fun time!
  • Number five alive!
  • I'm gonna slap the BITCH outta you!
  • Hax! (When down)

When discovering Insta-Health Vials

  • Anybody needs some healin'?
  • Med-Hypos.
  • Is that healin' stuff?
  • Health!

Fast travelling while someone is still in the menu

  • (Singing Lullaby) Waitin' on you.
  • Just waitin'.
  • Still working on something, huh?

​When out of ammo

  • Crankshaft! I'm empty!
  • Nuts! No more bullets!
  • Screw it! I don't need ammo!
  • Son of a whore!
  • Where'd all the bullets go?
  • Hey! Could you give me some of those bullets back?
  • I'm out!
  • No more ammo!
  • High and dry!
  • I miss my ammo.

Activating Discord

  • This will bring the hurt!
  • Discord, Ehh! Not yet!
  • When to discord? When to discord?
  • More hurt for the discord!
  • My discord will cause serious pain!
  • Just wait until I reload.
  • Can't wait to discooord.
  • Gotta keep buffin that discord!
  • Chargin up for that discord.
  • Gotta pick the right time to discord.

In Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep

  • Ummm, I smell butts, and dead people. (entering Unassuming Docks)
  • Hello, lovely lady. What is wrong? (in an affected voice; talking to Ellie/Eleanor in Flamerock Refuge -- the subtitles read "Hey" instead of "Hello")
  • Oh man. Impossible puzzles, hairy dwarves, fiery explosions -- best day ever. (entering the Gilded Forge)
  • Is it.... raft?
  • Maybe some guns, and a Hecker circuit reintegrator. Those things are neat. (exiting Dwarven Mines)

Dropping the Crit

  • Whoops.
  • Oopsies.
  • My bad.
  • Gah, this gun!
  • Stupid slippery gun.

In Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre

  • Honestly? If she didn't follow you out here, maybe she doesn't want to be with you. That said, I need to get inside, so you should totally save her or whatever. (words of encouragement for Ed)
  • (when tasting whiskey):
    • Geeueuhh. I can't feel my face.
    • Considering the drinking age here is probably, like, birth, I guess it's okay to drink this stuff.
    • Wooh! That's -- that's the stuff.
  • Ugh. Country music exists. (to make the baby cry)
  • Nah. The boys at school thought I was too nerdy. But if Hammerlock ever switches sides... mmmm. I am going to lock that down. (when Moxxi asks about a mister-or-missus Vault Hunter in Gaige's life)
  • Euugh. Marcie's dad smoked cigars. (when collecting the cigar box)
  • Nnnnot really. (when Innuendobot asks if his Oedipal feelings for Moxxi are normal)
  • (when collecting Stella's wig):
    • Hiya, guys. Quick favor -- could I have that wig?
    • Yeahhhhh... I need that wig for a quest, so...
  • Oooh, hydrophobic polygrease! I slather this stuff on my robot arm like it was sunscreen. (when collecting the can of grease)
  • Pfffff. Ha! Yeah right. (when Innuendobot asks if his negging made Gaige love him)

In Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax

  • Guhhh... at ease, soldier. (when finding Axton's assassin)
  • Ha! SUCK IT, Holloway family! Even if your hitman hadn't fallen outta the sky for some weirdass reason, I woulda taken him out anyway. I killed Handsome friggin' JACK! You think one little assassin can take me down? BOOYAH. Also, sorry I killed your daughter. (when finding Gaige's assassin)
  • Poisoned beer, bummer. Is it, uh, weird that I just got thirsty all of a sudden? Probably weird. Seems weird. (when finding Maya's assassin)
  • Well, on the upside, at least he was saved the trouble of having to smell Sal in person. No offense. (when finding Salvador's assassin)
  • And that's why winners don't do drugs. (when finding Krieg's assassin)
  • Heh. That's weird. (when finding Zer0's assassin)


  • Gaige is the first playable character to be released as a DLC for the Borderlands franchise.
  • Gaige is the first playable character to not have an ECHO log in her inventory at the start of the game, nor does she have a personal trophy/achievement for the use of her personal skill.
  • The intro of the game wasn't renewed after her release, so she was the first playable character who isn't featured in the intro of the game.
  • Gaige likes cupcakes and hot chocolate, and her favorite color is purple.
  • Gaige dislikes country music.
  • According to Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre, Gaige seems to have a crush on Sir Hammerlock.
  • One of her random lines while opening treasure chests - "It's like Hanukkah!" - is a parody of Roland's, "It's like Christmas!"
  • A few of her general combat quotes (the 'unstopabble', 'dominating', 'multi-kill', and 'monster kill' lines) are references to the announcer voice in the Unreal Tournament series of games.
  • The bounty on Gaige's head is $820,000,000,000 which is the highest among all playable Borderlands characters to date. She is wanted for the "creation of unauthorized technology" and "excessive adorability." No wanted posters of Gaige exist in game however (the $820 billion figure is from her intro movie).
  • When using the Handsome Jack voice modulator, Gaige's voice remains the same the first time it is picked up.
    • The line Gaige says after picking up the voice modulator is exactly the same as Axton's.
    • Only the English voice of Gaige using the voice modulator currently exists, being played in all versions of the game.
    • She also doesn't use any of her Anarchy stack gain quotes while using Jack's voice.
  • When building stacks of Anarchy, Gaige's personality undergoes a gradual shift from normal, to highly excited, to full-blown god-complex and fourth-wall breaking.
  • Original concept art of Gaige featured her robot hand as being more crude and with only four digits. The arm in her final design has a full set of digits and has a more completed appearance. Aside from the arm, little else seemed to have been changed from the original design.
  • Many of Gaige's skills are based on phrases from the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
  • Her line said when she`s summoning Deathtrap "It`s robot fighting time" is a reference to BattleBots "The box is locked the lights are on: It`s robot fighting time"
  • Klaatu Barada Nikto is a line from the 1951 movie "The Day the Earth stood still". From Wikipedia: The humanoid alien protagonist of the film, Klaatu (Michael Rennie), commanded Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) that, were anything to happen to him she must say the phrase to the robot Gort (Lockard Martin). In response Gort relented from destroying the Earth and resurrected Klaatu from death.
  • When Gaige summons Deathtrap and says "To hell with the first law" she refers to The first Law of Robotics which states that no Robot may harm a human or allow a human to come to harm.


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