What would you name a gun and red text?

Dear Gearbox Forum
I have a question that I think a casual fan would ask: If you were able to name a gun and red text, what would it be?

My answers (this can also be used as an example)

  1. Name: Peridot
    Red Text: “Smack those clods where it hurts”
    Hyperion SMG with +75 critical hit damage, +50 damage and a magazine that holds 125 SMG rounds, lime green body, and a pale chartreuse yellow gun shield that deflects bullets not only right back to the enemy but right to their critical hit area.
    Fact: The gun is named after the Crystal Gem Peridot from Steven Universe (https://steven-universe.fandom.com/wiki/Peridot)
  2. Name: Garnet
    Red Text: “Firey Ruby + Icey Sapphire = Electrifying Garnet”
    Maliwan SMG with incersed damage, elemental damage, guarantee elemental effect and is more accurate as it’s fired also it comes in three elements instead of the standard two; fire, shock and cryo, and changes color depending on the element red for fire and blue for cryo
    Fact: The Garnet Maliwan SMG is named after the leader of the Crystal Gems of the same name from Steven Universe (https://steven-universe.fandom.com/wiki/Garnet) the red text also references the gems that fused to make Garnet Ruby and Sapphire (https://steven-universe.fandom.com/wiki/Ruby) (https://steven-universe.fandom.com/wiki/Sapphire)
  3. Name: Cold Electric Lapis
    Red Text: “1.50 gigawatts of electric death and -150 Fahrenheit of cryo-cooling”
    Maliwan shotgun with incrested damage (rivaling that of epic rarity Jakobs shotguns) increased shock damage and shock chance and increased cryo efficacy has a cyan body with cobalt blue decals
    Fact: The Cold Electric Lapis is named and designed after Lapis Lazuli (https://steven-universe.fandom.com/wiki/Lapis_Lazuli)
  4. Name: El Levin
    Red Text: “He rises”
    A Vladof Assault Rifle that has slightly decreased fire rate but has very high damage, a magazine size of 400 AR rounds and a grenade launcher that holds 32 grenades, the grenade launcher is also fully automatic, the gun also sports a green paint job with two black stripes across the gun in a horizontal line, also the gun can come in all elements
    Fact: The name is both a pun to “Eleven” and references Kevin Levin from the Ben 10 series (https://ben10.fandom.com/wiki/Kevin_Levin) the red text is also a reference to the Levithan
  5. The Tennyson
    Red Text: “It’s hero time.”
    Hyperion Shotgun that can switch between every element, (normal, fire, shock, corrosive, cryo and radiation) the shotgun also sports the same coloring as the Omnitrix. (https://ben10.fandom.com/wiki/Ben_Tennyson_(Classic))
    Fact: The Tennyson is named after the Ben Tennyson and his family the Tennyson from Ben 10 the red text is also Ben Tennyson’s catchphrase
  6. One Hit
    Red Text: “No one survives the One Hit, punk.”
    Jakobs Sniper Rifle with +900 critical hit bonus and +500 added regular damage at the cost of a magazine size of four. crits can hit up to six enemies with no damage reduction.
    Fact: The One Hit and it’s red text references the Whitting’s Elephant Gun, the massive critical hit bonus is mirrored from both the Silent Night sniper rifle and the Unforgiven, and the ability to hit six enemies with no damage reduction is a reference to Dirty Harry.

Triganic Pew - Fiddling small change…

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Nice one.

The Titanic
I’m Wet, I’m Wet, I’m Wet!


Bullet Wall -Its gonna be Huge!
Inevitable- Perfectly balanced, as all things should.
Orthax- Life needs things to live.

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Sengo’s Talon - “The guy at the counter told me it was one of a kind”
Marshal - “But I did not shoot the… okay, I totally did”
Troll’s Bane - “For when reasoned debate can’t save you from a grenade”


Name: Trailblazer
Red Text: “Bandit? Marshmellow? Getting Roasted regardless.”

Name: Gungnir
Red Text: “My Neck hurts, but at least I’m more aware now.”

Name: Mistletoe
Red Text: “Kiss Me Baldur!”


Vera: Jacobs Rifle with a 2.5 Crit Mod and a Scope “The greatest gun made by Man

Big Trouble: Tedior SMG that flys through the air as an Arc Grenade “A Six Demon Bag!” or “I’m a reasonable guy, but I’ve seen some unreasonable things.

Martian Assault: Maliwan rifle with a brain in it. Fires either Radiation or Fire. “Don’t Run! We want to be your friends!


A tribute weapon for Scooter -

Name - GreaseMonkey
Brand - Jakobs
Type - Corrosive Shotgun - fires a single slug round that splits on contact into 5 pellets that ALL hit a crit spot.
Red Text - You’ll never take me alive, you robotic sumbitch!


I’d name a gun after my other favourite dystopian comedy, Death Race 2000.

It would be an SMG called Machine Gun Joe. Red text: “One very large baked potato.”


Atomic Breath - Flavor Text: “Oh no, there goes Tokyo…”
Maliwan Radiation
As well as the ~30-35% elemental effect chance, has an unlisted 15-25% (based on level/variant) chance to ignite enemies causing incendiary DoT
Reference to Godzilla’s atomic fire breath w/ flavor text being a line from Blue Öyster Cult’s hit song “Godzilla”

I can’t decide if this would be better as a laser weapon or rocket launcher, feel free to opine.


Rocket launcher.

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2nd Amendment

A right to firing hundreds of rounds and won’t get arrested.

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Big Guy
For you.




Quan’s Cheese

“Real Emo”
only consists of the dc Emotional Hardcore scene and the late 90’s Screamo scene. What is known by “Midwest Emo” is nothing but Alternative Rock with questionable real emo influence. When people try to argue that bands like My Chemical Romance are not real emo, while saying that Sunny Day Real Estate is, I can’t help not to cringe because they are just as fake emo as My Chemical Romance (plus the pretentiousness). Real emo sounds ENERGETIC, POWERFUL and somewhat HATEFUL. Fake emo is weak, self pity and a failed attempt to direct energy and emotion into music. Some examples of REAL EMO are Pg 99, Rites of Spring, Cap n Jazz (the only real emo band from the midwest scene) and Loma Prieta. Some examples of FAKE EMO are American Football, My Chemical Romance and Mineral EMO BELONGS TO HARDCORE NOT TO INDIE, POP PUNK, ALT ROCK OR ANY OTHER MAINSTREAM GENRE

You’ll Cowards Don’t Even Smoke Crack

Present Day… Present Time

Dahl Assault Rife - Pvt. Pile: Your enemies gonna be in a world of ■■■■.

Torgue Grenade - Torgue-nado WE GOT COWS!!!


Quantum Nuka - (Fallout reference)
Tediore or Torque Rocket Launcher that fires blue soda bottles that deals a lot of radiation/nuclear splash damage.
“Quench Your Thirst”

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After some consideration, I think if it’s to be a RL, rather than the standard single or triple projectile it would fire a massive swarm of smaller projectiles in a fairly rapid burst fire pattern, maybe in the ballpark of 10 small rockets with a cumulative dmg total that’s comparable if not slightly higher than other legendary RLs. This would allow the user to create a vast AoE with a sweeping motion or by concentrating your aim unleashing a devastating blitzkrieg on a single enemy or a tight cluster

I would LOVE to create the effects for some of these name/red text combos! Such good stuff!!!


I like it, what are your thoghts on my gun and red text ideas?

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1.Name: Miasma
Red text: “If I were unwell, could I do this?”
Maliwan grenade mod that leaves behind an area-of-effect of both Radiation and Corrosive damage, enemies being coated in damage-over-time for 6.66 seconds approximately, ignoring skills of Vault Hunters