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Krieg
Krieg
NIPPLE SALADS!
Character Type Playable character
GenderMale
RaceHuman mutant
Group AffiliationsCrimson Raiders
GamesBorderlands 2
Voice ActorJason Douglas[1]
[Krieg Skins]

Krieg is the playable Psycho class character in Borderlands 2. He is the sixth playable character in the game and was revealed on March 24, 2013, in the Borderlands 2 Krieg the Psycho Character Reveal Trailer. He was released on May 14th, 2013 on Steam and PlayStation Network for $9.99, or 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live.

Background

Whatever Krieg went through to make him the blood-drinking, meat-loving killer that he is, it is noted he wasn't always like this. Krieg's psyche has a remnant of who he used to be--a literal inner voice which forces Krieg to only kill the deserving, and help others. The voice often remarks that he remembers helping people, getting paid with loot, and other Vault-hunter-esque pursuits. It's also informed Krieg that should Krieg ever kill an innocent person, the inner voice will take over and commit suicide to kill them both as punishment.

In his graphic backstory, Krieg is shown wandering the wastelands of Pandora, wielding only his buzz axe, killing bandits and many other hostiles along the way. The inner voice seemed to have far less influence on his actions in those days, barely able to keep his blood lusting vessel from targeting hostiles over non-combatants. After narrowly avoiding getting splattered by a train, Krieg sees Maya at the train station. Krieg's inner voice somehow knew she is both a Siren and a Vault Hunter, and told Krieg to ally himself with her and let her take care of him. However, Krieg instead screamed at the top of his lungs, "I'm the conductor of the POOP train!". Maya misinterpreted this as being hostile and opened fire at Krieg, only to attract a pack of rats.

Too focused on Krieg, Maya does not notice the cannibalistic bandits approach from behind. Somehow Krieg's inner voice, with some difficulty, managed to influence his darker side to warn Maya by shouting, "Turn around, pretty lady!" while throwing his buzz axe at one of the rats. After retrieving his axe, Krieg continues by rushing towards the rats to defend Maya, butchering the rats with ease and terrifying one of them unconscious. After helping Krieg finish off the rest of them, Maya softens up to the madman, and Krieg's inner self gains hope that perhaps he can regain himself one day, though his outer self was too preoccupied screaming about ribcages and cockatiels to express it. Afterwards he is seen clinging to the side of the train the Vault Hunters were passengers on, which explains how he ended up in Windshear Waste after the train explosion.

Appearances

Borderlands 2 - Psycho Pack

Skills

[Skill tree]

Action skill: Buzz Axe Rampage

[Fire] to swing buzz axe, [Aim] + [Fire] to throw buzz axe.

500% Melee Damage, regain all Health on kill.

Increase movement speed by 33%.

Duration: ~15 seconds.

Cooldown: 120 seconds, reduced by taking damage.

Quotes

Parentheses indicate Krieg's inner voice speaking.

When joining a game

  • I'm here to shank and smile!
  • It's time to bleed!
  • Who's ready to flay some scalps?!
  • BLOOD, BLOOD, BLOOOOD, BLOOOOOOD, BLOOOOOOOOD!
  • Mahahaha! My mind is on fire!
  • (If I harm an innocent person, kill me.)

While Raving Retribution is active

  • Over here, my sweet meats, your prince of justice and genocide has something to say: Gone are the days of the tentacle and the age of the gods and mercy is far away... We are fighters of the middle, the second act in the three-part MEAT play, AND I WILL WIN BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR!
  • I know what I have become... I am the inside of this world... I taste the gore, and I smell the crying... AND I WANT MORE! I want to bathe in your flesh, I want to savor your fear. I wanna live inside a castle built of your agony, AND I WANT TO CRUMBLE IT WITH AN AXE TO YOUR CAROTID ARTERY!
  • Keep your chin up, SO I CAN SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER!! Oh, there's no time to cry... We have to squeeze the whimpers out of you like a smothered baby in the night... You won't make a noise now, will you, WILL YOU!! Stay quiet, OR YOU'RE DEAD! NOW AND FOREVER!!
  • Pitiful people prepare, plead plentifully plentiful platitude phenomenal patriot pounds, poundingly perverse puppets pulping, pleasantly, putrid pasties.
  • Look at me when I scream at your soul! You loud sacks of filth and sour cream can hit me with your pain pinatas all day, but you'll never take the jellied fantasies of my wasted youth! My stomach is clear and my mind is full of bacon!
  • I can't see her anymore... She was so clear and bright... but the blood is in my eyes, and now I can only watch the ocean of blood... Its waves crash against my forehead again and again, AND I JUST NEED TO LEARN HOW TO SURF!!
  • You're gonna scream, just like she did; open mouth, open heart, blood and noise forever piercing my skull, poisoning me with its psychopathic purple liquid. We watched it all, and felt the knife edge split down the middle... CAN YOU HEAR ME?!
  • I'll never forget the way her holes cried... The way she screamed in agony as she pushed the knife slowly into my sternum... Such a beautiful symphony of feelings, and at the end of it, she was so much greater! My operatic diva of flesh and steel!!
  • I'm gonna kill you all, I'm gonna kill your friends and your family, I'm gonna track down your grandparents and turn them inside-out, nobody can stop the blood train that will turn your loved ones into a red splatter across the tracks of humanity!
  • Box cover, box cover! I'm the one who eats the stardom! I'm the hero of all the villains! You can't swallow my morality like a lollipop pill! I'll run around your mind and set the world record with my meat sleeves!
  • This is my favorite song! Dance to the drum beat of the ballistic, fetishistic, sadistic piss-stick! Let the bullets scrape me clean and never, ever, ever flash a sassy eye at the good doctor!
  • There is no me, there is no you! There is only the never ending spit and bile of combat! The twenty-four hour murder spree of shining metal! I drink the blood and eat the loot and breathe the numbers, because I! AM! A MONSTER! NOW AND FOREVER!
  • (The voices said 'empty, hollow and thud'. The voices said 'empty, hollow and thud'.) THE VOICES SAID 'EMPTY, HOLLOW AND THUD'!!

When activating Buzz Axe Rampage

  • STOP SCREAMING!
  • GRIND GRIND GRIND KILL KILL KILL!
  • (This is gonna get ugly...)
  • (You asked for it...I can't hold him back any longer...!)
  • [maniacal laughter]
  • POUNDS! OF! FLESH!
  • (It's time...)
  • NO! DON'T DO IT!
  • I'LL SLICE OFF YOUR EYELIDS SO YOU CAN WATCH THE END!!
  • YESYESYESYESYES!!!
  • WHO WANTS THE FIRST SLICE?!

When killing multiple enemies

  • [unintelligible roaring noises]
  • I told ya what would happen!
  • I swallowed your soul!
  • GRIND THE CARTILAGE!
  • OPEN YOUR VEINS!
  • STOP DYING AT ME!!
  • (Yes, make them pay for what they did to us...)
  • NEVER STOP THE KILLING!! NEVER!!
  • NEVER INTERRUPT ME!
  • YOU'RE NOTHING!
  • THERE'S NO FENCE ON THIS FENCE!!!
  • GET STYLED UPON!!!
  • BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOOOOOD!
  • RED RUUUMMMMM!
  • (Yes, you're killing the right people.)

When Release the Beast is available

  • I feel the hurt...time for a rampage!
  • Rampage and fill the red bar!
  • I'm losing blood...gimme yours!
  • My axe is thirsty!
  • RAMPAGE TIME!
  • It's time to go insane!
  • Rampage and heal, HEAL AND RAMPAGE!
  • SWING THE AXE AND DRINK THE HEALTH!!

When Crippled

  • Nobody kills me but ME!
  • I didn't eat it!
  • No last words for the eighth!
  • I'll lick your spine clean!
  • Everything is blood!
  • I FEEL IT ALL!!
  • I LIKE this part...
  • IT SUSTAINS ME!!
  • I taste blood... mine AND yours!!
  • THIS IS THE TRUTH!!
  • Time to make some head wounds!
  • Get over here and smell my meat!
  • I've got a spot for you in my liver!
  • I don't want to go!
  • [Furious screaming]
  • (Get up! We've still got bad guys to kill...)

When activating Light the Fuse

  • Boom!
  • Gotcha!
  • Tick-Tock!
  • DIE!
  • BURST IT!
  • EXPLODE!!

When Pull the Pin is activated

  • I'm taking you with me...
  • Die with me!
  • Martyr for my little one...
  • From hell's heart, I stab at thee!
  • We'll all go together!

When getting Critical Kills

  • How can I snap your neck if you don't have one?!
  • Bathe in the MEAT CHUNKS!
  • [laughter] MEEEEEAAAAAAAT!!!
  • It's a baptism of blood!
  • YOU MAKE ME VOMIT! [laughs]
  • YOU'RE WRONG!
  • SHHHHHHHHH *Whispers* quuiieettttttttt...

After Killing a Badass (or higher) enemy

  • [maniacal laughter]
  • I LOOKED INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS, AND I ATE IT ALL!!!
  • Now, GO TO SLEEP!
  • Now to murder your family!
  • Your FAMILY is next!!
  • I PUNCTURED YOOOOOU!!!
  • Why did your BLOOD stop singing its sweet song...
  • YOU CAN'T STOP WHAT I'VE BECOME!!!
  • SHUT-SHUT-SHUT-SHUT UP!
  • I'll rip out your veins with my teeth!

When getting a Second Wind with Light The Fuse

  • Explosions of life!
  • Circle of Life!
  • Born into flame!
  • Immortal!
  • DEATH-BIRTH!
  • I SAW THE LIGHT!!!
  • Death to LIVE!!
  • LIFE! IS! PAIN!
  • I'll take you ALL with me!
  • Not fast enough!

When getting Vehicle kills

  • *Laughs* Your liver is a hood ornament!
  • Insurance fraud!
  • Train won't stop!
  • I love it when you splash on my windshield!
  • Thank you for riding the Psycho Express, Toot-toot! All aboard, I'll be collecting your tickets, we have beverages in the DINING CAR!!!

When Silence the Voices activates (Self Damage)

  • Stop hitting yourself!!
  • I hate me!!
  • CONFUSION!!
  • The pain goes HERE!
  • SHUT UP!!
  • GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!
  • STOP TALKING TO ME!!
  • KILL THE LITTLE MAN!!
  • QUIET!!
  • Get out, get out, GET OUT!!!
  • LET ME LOOSE!!
  • I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!
  • NO, NO, NO!!
  • STOP JUDGING ME!!
  • YOU CAN'T CONTROL ME!!
  • (Dude, what are you doing?)
  • (I deserve this.)
  • (You can't get rid of me THAT easily...)

When reviving an ally

  • You're in my spot!
  • [menacingly] Love you...
  • There's no barbecue 'til I say there's a barbecue!
  • Can't make the pain scream from down there!
  • I will murder your death!
  • You don't die today. YOU DIE EVERY DAY!!
  • The bloody gluttons won't feed on you today!
  • You get back on your meat haunches!
  • Get up, GET UP!! YOU'VE GOT PEOPLE TO HURT!!
  • Don't worry...it's a good touch...
  • It's a bad, bad flesh rip that leaves YOU screaming.
  • (That's right, help 'em. Just like old times...)

When gaining stacks of Salt the Wound

  • Hurt me more!
  • Hurts so good!
  • No pain, no gain!
  • Nothing makes me stronger than a sucking chest wound!
  • There is nothing but agony!
  • Stab me a THOUSAND TIMES!!
  • It hurts, HAHAHAHAHA! IT HURTS!!
  • Pain is LIFE!!
  • Make me bleed!
  • A pain of many parts!
  • The sting of POWER!
  • (Damn, that hurts...)

When revived or being revived

  • Why aren't you stabbing me?
  • (Say 'thank you'.) NIPPLE SALADS!! (...Close enough.)
  • Somebody still cares?
  • Stranger danger!
  • I can't even feel a knife in my spine...
  • I was enjoying that!
  • Stop it! STOP IT! I NEED TO FEEL IT ALL!!
  • What're you doing to me?!
  • I am unused to the emotions I am currently feeling!
  • I'm so happy I could KILL you!
  • Don't make this weird!

On earning a Second Wind

  • (Get up...you still got bad guys to kill...)
  • (On your feet, she might still be out there.)
  • I'M NEVER SORRY!
  • NOW YOU SHOULD BE SCARED!
  • You woke the wrong dog!
  • I'm not full yet!
  • Angry, I'm angry!
  • Let me hear those screams!
  • My flesh is forever!
  • Now to SCRAPE YOUR FACE FROM MY FINGERNAILS!
  • It's strangling time!
  • I'm back!

While Idle

  • Why aren't my fingers in someone's eye sockets right now... Why aren't my fingers in someone's eye sockets right now... Why aren't my fingers in someone's eye sockets right now... Why aren't my fingers in someone's eye sockets right now... Why aren't my fingers in someone's eye sockets right now... Why aren't my fingers in someone's eye sockets right now...
  • (Where is she? Is she still alive? Did she get away?)
  • (If you ever kill an innocent person, I will destroy us.) Shut UP!! (No. That's the deal. You can kill as many of the deserving as you like, but the second your axe touches the flesh of an innocent, I'll end this. All of it. A razor to the veins, just like that fugitive we tried to grab on Hera, remember?) Nnnnngh, get out of my head!! (...I'll take that as a 'yes.')
  • Somebody open me up and put out the fire in my belly... Put it out with knives and bullets and strangling, or I will eat your nephews!
  • (Nice change of pace not to be murdering someone for once. Probably temporary, though. I'll lose my mind again and be screaming about meat and fluid soon enough... But this part feels... nice.)
  • You think this is the end... It will never end. The blood, the screaming, and the teeth, it will start again and again and again, forever!
  • NIPPLE SALADS! Nipple salads... NIPPLE SALADS!
  • The silence... Kill it! I'll find you! Quiet noises... and I'll STRANGLE the whispers out of you with a BONESAW!!
  • (I'm beginning to remember...) Stop it, keep the memories down with a knife in its throat, slash it until it bleeds thought juice across the dirt and it's absorbed into nothingness...
  • (I can't stop, I can't stop the killing...) AND I DON'T WANT TO!
  • I LOVE to wait for my meals

Completing a Challenge

  • (Maybe the world is sending me a sign.)
  • STRONGER!
  • My pecs have pecs!
  • I feel a deep, dark warmth...!
  • I'm rising!
  • You can't stop me!

Out of Ammo

  • No! No, no, no, NO!
  • Who made this gun!?
  • I ordered a lead salad!
  • NOTHINGNESS!
  • [frustrated groan]

Comparing Items

  • (Uh-oh. Math. Hope we don't pop a blood vessel.)
  • Uhh... the choices are pretzeling my inner lobes!
  • See the numbers, taste the violence....
  • But who makes the prettiest noise?

Looking at Skill Trees

  • Too... Many... Icons...
  • My head hurts...

Spotting Health

  • I see red!
  • Organic arm-jabbers!
  • Blood drink!
  • Blasto bandage!
  • I see feel good needles!

Spotting a Badass

  • HERE COMES THE BAD TIMES!!
  • I'm gonna swallow your throat, badass!
  • I can't wait to taste your lungs!
  • I'll show you what a real badass is!
  • I see meat muscles!
  • Don't cry when I pull your lungs out through your chest!
  • Come to me wrath sponge!
  • Splash your blood all over me!
  • Somebody delivered a FEAST!!
  • I want to hear you scream!
  • (This one, we can kill.)

When set on fire

  • I EMBRACE THE FLAME.
  • HE'S ON FIRE.
  • (I deserve to burn...)
  • Keep warm!
  • (Ow. Ow. Ow ow.)
  • (Hysterical laughter)

When hit by friendly fire

  • Hurt the one you love! Do it!
  • I'll eat the pain.
  • I feel your spanking.
  • Friendship is pain.
  • Shoot me 'til you love me!
  • Friendlyfriendlyfriendly FIRE!!
  • DON'T...STOP!!
  • (Damn... they finally turned on me...)

When turning into a Badass Psycho Mutant

  • I CAN'T TAKE IT!!!
  • NO! NO, NO, NO!!!
  • I'VE GOT A HUGE HAND!!!
  • [angry roar]
  • (I'm a monster...!) [Said in the tone of his normal outside voice]
  • (You wanted 'im? You GOT 'IM!)
  • GOTTA THINK BIG... BIIIIIIG!

When using Redeem the Soul

  • Better this way...
  • I wanna die here, ME!!
  • Heads up, seven up!
  • You don't die, I DIE!
  • Monster down! Angel up!
  • Blood for blood!
  • Don't cheat my death!
  • (You don't deserve this. I do.)
  • You're in my spot!
  • Trading Places!

When finding rare loot

  • I like my treasure like I like my baby steaks, raaaaare...
  • A golden mallet for the meat pounding!
  • Look at that pungent kill stick!
  • MINE, MINE, MINE!
  • A killing tool, put it in me!
  • (We can use that to kill the deserving, grab it...)
  • What a shiny soul stabber!

On gaining a level

  • I heard a ding!
  • I'm rising!
  • All I see is red!
  • This pleasure is agony!
  • I'm overflowing!
  • [short, maniacal laughter]
  • I want to crush something!
  • Gun time, fun time!
  • Do you hear that?!
  • I AM DEATH!
  • (Nearly as good as getting paid.)

When making a high jump in a vehicle

  • Looks like them Duke boys are in a peck of trouble!
  • Somebody catch me!
  • Ugh, fine! I'll make the sky bleed!
  • FLYING!!!
  • I can't breathe!

When gaining Elemental Elation stacks

  • Bigger mag, better pain!
  • Stack the frenzy! (Say this with two different styles, the other with a calm voice and the other with a more angry tone with the added words: "Do it!" after)
  • Cauterize the wound!
  • Burning, melting goodness!
  • Now run, run!
  • Yes I knew it!
  • When my powers combine!
  • Melt for me, pastycakes!
  • Melt in my mouth!

When accumulating Bloodlust stacks

  • (This is kinda awful... but mostly awesome...)
  • I smell a little drop!
  • BLOOD CONCERTO!!!
  • Paper cut...
  • I love it when you bleed at me!
  • It's a bloody business, Bates!
  • I lust for your blood!
  • [Snarling] Hemophilia!
  • Salt... good GOD where's my salt?!
  • I feel the crimson!
  • Blood on the dirt!
  • The crimson mist is so nutritious!
  • What a fantastic blood boy I've become!
  • Bloody sand, GIVE ME BACK MY SKULL!

Issuing a duel challenge

  • Friendship is hate!
  • I'll give you something to cry about!
  • LOOK AT ME!
  • You'll never choke ME down!
  • I am NOT your friend!
  • (Don't kill this one, they are not deserving.)

Receiving a duel challenge

  • That's more like it!
  • Thank you!
  • Yeeeeessss, AGAIN!
  • Thanks for the face pain!
  • (Don't kill them, this is just for fun, for fun...)

Losing a duel

  • It feels perfect!
  • I've got to stop.
  • I didn't mean it!
  • Feels different this time!
  • It's the end... But the meat has been prepared!

Stalemate at a duel

  • I slaughtered Steven! He's not even!
  • I'll strangle you with that tie!
  • That's wrong! SO WRONG!
  • But nobody's bleeediiinnng!
  • I'd rather snort a knife into my brain!

Winning a duel

  • Feels so right!
  • You're making me giddy!
  • While there's life, there's meat!
  • You were fantastic. SO WAS I!!!
  • (Teasingly) You should've ruuuun!

Colliding with another player's vehicle (Or a Caravan)

  • Beep Beep!
  • Bad song in horrible award-winning movie!
  • Eat me!

Opening a Chest

  • What an amazing chest, Gwynevere!
  • Crack the ribcage to get the goodies!
  • Violence knick-knacks!
  • My pain-toys!
  • I want what's insiiide yoouuu!
  • Gimme your guts, metal box!
  • What sweet meats do you have today?
  • Look at all the death-trinkets!
  • I'll keep it all inside me..
  • Show me your loot-soul!
  • Nahah, it's like Arbor Day!
  • I wanna see sunset colors!
  • I've opened puppies faster than this!
  • Shoot and loot and loot and shoot.
  • I need you so bad..
  • (I've always loved getting paid.. especially in loot.)

In Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep

  • SMELLS LIKE HOME! (entering Unassuming Docks)
  • I'LL CRACK YOUR MIND AND BEAT YOUR PROBLEMS TO DEATH! (talking to Ellie/Eleanor in Flamerock Refuge)
  • THE FINGER PUPPETS ARE REVOLTING AGAINST ME! (breaking fingers during Critical Fail)
  • THE MIND FLAYERS ARE AT IT AGAIN! THE PUZZLING PAIN! (when presented the cube puzzle in Mines of Avarice)
  • RAFT! (When guessing the Dwarven password)
  • MEAT.... (entering Hatred's Shadow)

Dropping the Crit

  • HANDS STILL SLICK FROM THE KILL...
  • WHOOPS!
  • ARGH!
  • DAMN!
  • DROPPED IT!
  • IT ESCAPED MY FINGER PRISON!

In Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre

  • SHE'S WAITING TO SUCKLE AT THE TEAT OF EXPLOSION CHIVALRY! (words of encouragement for Ed)
  • (when tasting whiskey):
    • MORE JUICE!
    • BUT I ORDERED GOAT'S BLOOD!
    • MOTHER'S MIIIIIILK!
  • YOUR PARENTS ARE DEAD, SO DEAD-DEAD-DEAD-DEAD! (to make the baby cry)
  • THE TINY ONE AND THE SAD-FACED MOTHER AND THE BLUE TATTOO FOREVER AND EVER! (when Moxxi asks about a mister-or-missus Vault Hunter in Krieg's life)
  • SMOKE BREAK YOUR BACK! (when collecting the cigar box)
  • DON'T ASK ME TO SHOW YOU NORMAL! (when Innuendobot asks if his Oedipal feelings for Moxxi are normal)
  • (when collecting Stella's wig):
    • WIG PLEASE.
    • NEED THE WIG FOR A QUEST, ROBOTPANTS!
    • BLAME INNUENDOBOT, NOT THE MEAT MAN!
  • SLATHER MY PECS TO A SHEEN AND BURN MY EYES OUT WITH THEIR BRIGHTNESS! (when collecting the can of grease)
  • NEGATIVE NANCY HAD A THROAT BEFORE I TORE IT OUT! (when Innuendobot asks if his negging made Krieg love him)

In Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax

  • CONFETTI MAN CAME FOR THE PARTY! (When finding Axton's assassin)
  • CAN I PARK MY BICYCLE HERE?! (When finding Gaige's assassin)
  • GIMME THAT POISON! I'LL DRINK IT DOWN AND BECOME THE BEAUTIFUL CENTER OF A HATE ESCALATOR! (When finding Maya's assassin)
  • PINATA TIME! (When finding Salvador's assassin)
  • HE WAS THERE FOR THE BIRTHING! HE BROUGHT THEM INTO THE METAL FUN PALACE SO SHE COULD START THE PARTY! (When finding Krieg's assassin)
  • MODERN ART! (When finding Zer0's assassin)
  • SALUTATIONS PSYCHO MAN I'M SORRY AS A SLICE WOUND SINCERELY SAMMY. (Reading message from Hammerlock)

Notes

  • Krieg has a unique kind of melee-bonus without having a bladed weapon equipped. This bonus rises together with his level, but will be overridden by the melee-bonus of a bladed weapon.[1] From Level 45 on, a bladed weapon with a melee-bonus of +50% will weaken his melee attacks, but if you gain other bonuses like the melee bonus from a Roid Damage shield, a bladed weapon will then do more damage when the Roid bonus is active. This makes the Law and Rapier viable choices for a very long duration of the game, due to their +100% and +200% melee bonuses, respectively. Use of the Law with the Order allows Krieg to be a nigh unstoppable force for a very lengthy period of time, due to instantly regaining all health on every hit, in or out of Buzz Axe Rampage.
  • Krieg is the heaviest Vault Hunter. Gearbox has explained that the reason for this is that Krieg, as a heavily melee-oriented character, would be very frustrating to play if it were as easy for enemies to knock him around as it is for the other playable characters.
  • Due to Krieg's mass index, Krieg gets slightly less air than other characters during a grenade jump. This can be augmented with a rocket launcher fired directly after the grenade jump. Most known grenade jumps, however, can be achieved by Krieg.
  • In the August 29, 2013 update, Gearbox removed the challenges that are impossible to do with Krieg due to his heft, such as getting atop the Happy Motel Pig sign in Three Horns - Valley as the geyser can lift Krieg only a few feet up.
  • Krieg's class mod is a custom buzz blade that is attached to the back of his belt, when buzz axe rampage is active however, the class mod is NOT used as the blade in the axe itself.
  • It is possible to fire guns as normal in the brief time during Light the Fuse when Krieg has no dynamite in his hands.

Trivia

  • Krieg is the only Vault Hunter intended to use suicidal tactics with Silence the Voices, Light the Fuse, Redeem the Soul (co-op), Pull the Pin, Fuel the Rampage (co-op), Embrace the Pain, Salt the Wound, and lighting himself on fire.
  • Krieg's skills "Strip The Flesh" and "Salt the Wound" are references to one phrase commonly heard from enemy psychos ("strip the flesh, salt the wound").
  • Many of Krieg's skills are based on abilities utilized by psycho bandits. Examples of these include: exploding and throwing explosives (Suicide Psychos), breathing fire (Burning Psychos) and rushing opponents for melee (normal Psychos). [2]
  • Krieg's name means 'War' in German.
  • On April 24, 2013, Krieg took over @ECHOcasts [3] Twitter (formerly occupied by Sir Hammerlock).
  • Krieg's line "Look at me when I scream into your soul" is a reference to a series of similar lines used by attacking psychos ("Look into my eyes when I stare at you" and "Look at me when I'm charging at you").
  • Krieg's line, "It's a bloody business, Bates," is a reference to the series Downton Abbey, wherein a character is being fired for inadequate performance.[4] It may also serve as a double entendre, referencing Norman Bates from the movie Psycho, in which the business of murder is quite bloody, given the nature of Krieg's character.
  • Krieg suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). He argues with himself in some of his quotes, and he has a quieter 'inner voice' which occasionally tells him what to do or comments on his surroundings.
    • The dominant personality appears to be his violent side.
    • His more peaceful side seems to try to keep him in check by threatening that it will take control and commit suicide as soon as he harms an innocent person.
  • Krieg's bounty is $100,000,000,000. No crimes are listed, but in the launch trailer the poster has "Property of Hyperion" written on it.
    • The wanted poster Krieg staples to his face for the I WANNA BE WANTED head lists "Indecent Exposure" as his crime.
  • When Krieg dies, regardless of whether he has Light the Fuse or not, he will attempt to say the lines he uses when detonating the bundle of dynamite that accompanies Light The Fuse. These lines will usually be at least partially cut off.
  • Krieg's quote, "You woke the wrong dog!" is a nod to Nine-Toes from Borderlands, who uses the same line when he is introduced.
  • Krieg references Day of the Tentacle, a 1993 graphic adventure game also known as Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle, when he rants "Gone are the days of the tentacle..."
  • Krieg has no lines while under the effects of the Handsome Jack voice modulator, though he does make the same stock grunts. Additionally, enemies will not react if Krieg activates Buzz Axe Rampage.
  • Krieg often breaks the fourth wall with his quotes.
    • "Too... Many... Icons..." shows that skills are connected to skill icons.
    • "See the numbers, taste the violence..." shows that items are connected to numbers.
  • The "Box cover, box cover!" rant is Krieg speaking to the psycho depicted on the box art for Borderlands and Borderlands 2.
  • The quote "Looks like them Duke boys are in a peck of trouble" is a reference to The Dukes of Hazzard.
  • The line, "Bloody sand, give me back my skull!" is a reference to the game 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, in which 50 Cent is trying to retrieve his diamond-encrusted skull.
  • Based on his quotes, Krieg seems concerned with several different females. His quotes involving "she" are scattered and inconsistent. Within his ramblings, several stories can be imagined, but not logically tied together.
  • Krieg has the most lines for kill streaks, a total of thirteen.
  • Krieg's Buzz Axe is Bandit-made and has various visual upgrades depending on what skills Krieg has investments in.
  • Krieg's quote, "From Hell's heart, I stab at thee," is from Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
  • Krieg's dominant personality seems to possess traits from both the personality types displayed by normal psychos. His dialogue swings back and forth between nonsensical, humorous rambling and bloodthirsty rage completely at random, although the two combine at times.
  • Krieg's inner voice is compared to a man driving an out-of-control semi truck by Anthony Burch. [5] He cannot stop the truck, but he can try and steer it away from as many innocents as possible.
  • Krieg's quote while opening a chest: "What an amazing chest, Gwynevere!" is a reference to the game Dark Souls, in which a giant sized character named Gwynevere appears. Often players will find messages from other players using an in-game system saying, "Amazing chest ahead!" referencing her ample bosom.
  • Krieg's quote "Naha, It's like Arbor Day!" is a reference to Roland's quote from Borderlands when finding loot, "It's like Christmas."
  • Krieg's quote: "The voices said empty, hollow, and thud!" is a reference to the Rosehan Experiment where volunteers pretended to be insane to see if psychological diagnostics were valid.
  • Krieg's quote, "RED RUUUMMMM!" is "murder" spelled backwards, which was a plot device from The Shining.
  • Krieg's quote when winning a duel, "You were fantastic, SO WAS I!" is a reference to the Doctor Who episode, 'The Parting of Ways,' in which the Doctor says this line to Rose before regenerating into his next reincarnation.
  • Krieg's quote: "I don't want to go!" is a reference to the Tenth Doctor's final words before regenerating.

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