Follow

    Tiny Tina

    Character » appears in 5 games

    Tiny Tina is a character in Borderlands 2.

    Real talk, what are you feelings about Tiny Tina?

    • 122 results
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Avatar image for starvinggamer
    StarvingGamer

    11529

    Forum Posts

    36428

    Wiki Points

    145

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 23

    Poll Real talk, what are you feelings about Tiny Tina? (548 votes)

    I find her enjoyable/entertaining 26%
    I am largely indifferent to her 34%
    I find her genuinely off-putting 41%

    Ever since Borderlands 2 came out, every thread about the game has eventually devolved into a lot of Tiny Tina bashing. With the new, Tiny Tina focused DLC on the way, I can't help but wonder if the people turned off by her are actually an incredibly vocal minority, or if Gearbox is making a huge mistake and leaving a ton of potential money on the table by focusing the final expansion on this divisive character.

    Personally, I found her enjoyable in the occasional chuckle/wry smile kind of way that I appreciate most Borderlands humor.

     • 
    Avatar image for stalefishies
    stalefishies

    488

    Forum Posts

    39

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    REAL TALK: her jokes just weren't very funny

    Avatar image for milkman
    Milkman

    19372

    Forum Posts

    -1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 3

    Like most characters in Borderlands 2, she is bad.

    Avatar image for musubi
    musubi

    17515

    Forum Posts

    5650

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 8

    User Lists: 17

    I really really hate her.

    Avatar image for bushpusherr
    bushpusherr

    1080

    Forum Posts

    2

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 6

    I found her very frequently annoying, and found nothing entertaining about her in any way. I will not be playing this DLC.

    Avatar image for killem_dafoe
    KillEm_Dafoe

    2721

    Forum Posts

    249

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 6

    User Lists: 6

    She's ridiculously stupid and funny, the same as almost every other character in BL2.

    I think one the main reasons Gearbox chose to focus on her for a DLC is because she IS such a popular character. GB is the only place I've seen any significant amount of hate for her.

    Avatar image for slashdance
    SlashDance

    1867

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    I didn't mind her. Like the rest of the game, it's rarely laugh out loud funny but it's not that bad.

    Avatar image for starfoxa
    StarFoxA

    5262

    Forum Posts

    260822

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 12

    User Lists: 12

    She can be funny sometimes. Some jokes fall flat, just like most of the characters in Borderlands 2, but they're so rapid fire that it typically doesn't matter. I don't understand the vehement hate for her.

    Avatar image for yummylee
    Yummylee

    24646

    Forum Posts

    193025

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 88

    User Lists: 24

    #8  Edited By Yummylee

    I don't despise her or anything, but I just never found her to be all that funny. And yet I'm one of the few who does think Borderlands 2 is more often than not pretty funny -- dumb Badass rank titles notwithstanding. Handsome Jack in particular could totally get a chuckle out of me here and there. Scooter was the only character in that game that I thought was just plain annoying and not funny in the slightest.

    Avatar image for neurotic
    neurotic

    635

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    She's fine. Gearbox have made far worse mistakes than focusing on her for the last expansion.

    Avatar image for bisonhero
    BisonHero

    12525

    Forum Posts

    625

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 2

    I watch Hey Ash Whatcha Playin', so I'm probably kinda biased. I think she's fine, though yeah, her lines are pretty dumb.

    Avatar image for hatking
    hatking

    7673

    Forum Posts

    82

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    Almost nothing about that game struck me as genuinely funny. She's just the most abrasive in a long series of jokes that fall flat. She kind of sums up the mentality of the game in a weird way; shout loud enough, long enough, and repeat yourself enough, and eventually something is bound to make an impact. Unfortunately it all comes off as lazy - and more damning - boring.

    Avatar image for stryker1121
    stryker1121

    2178

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #12  Edited By stryker1121

    She's OK - the character is actually a bit interesting considering her tragic background. I don't find her particularly funny, but I'd play the DLC. BL2's writing overall was pretty good, and delivered four or five belly laughs in my experience.

    Avatar image for rtslord
    RTSlord

    1242

    Forum Posts

    132

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 8

    I could not stand her, she just had obnoxious lines and an almost abrasive voice/tone

    Avatar image for firepaw
    Firepaw

    3175

    Forum Posts

    203

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #14  Edited By Firepaw

    I found her annoying, but then again I found all the writing and voice-acting in the game off-putting...

    Avatar image for gunstarred
    GunstarRed

    6071

    Forum Posts

    1893

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 10

    I think she's funny.

    Avatar image for jasonr86
    JasonR86

    10459

    Forum Posts

    449

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 17

    User Lists: 5

    #16  Edited By JasonR86

    She's awful.

    Avatar image for hailinel
    Hailinel

    25785

    Forum Posts

    219681

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 10

    User Lists: 28

    She's an obnoxious character that only exists because of nepotism.

    Avatar image for deactivated-5cc8838532af0
    deactivated-5cc8838532af0

    3170

    Forum Posts

    3

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 12

    I don't hate her but she is by far the worst character. I really enjoyed Borderlands 2 but the idea of her narrating an entire DLC is the worst.

    Avatar image for ramone
    Ramone

    3198

    Forum Posts

    364

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 5

    She's the worst of a bad bunch.

    Avatar image for deactivated-5e49e9175da37
    deactivated-5e49e9175da37

    10812

    Forum Posts

    782

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 14

    @hailinel said:

    She's an obnoxious character that only exists because of nepotism.

    Do you feel as if she was not going to play the role that Anthony Burch would have written the character differently?

    Avatar image for recroulette
    recroulette

    5460

    Forum Posts

    13841

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 15

    User Lists: 11

    Annoying in a lovable way, like a little sister. There are worse characters in that game.

    Avatar image for wjb
    wjb

    2158

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    I did not care for her.

    Avatar image for hailinel
    Hailinel

    25785

    Forum Posts

    219681

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 10

    User Lists: 28

    @hailinel said:

    She's an obnoxious character that only exists because of nepotism.

    Do you feel as if she was not going to play the role that Anthony Burch would have written the character differently?

    I feel that Anthony wrote the part with his sister's performance in mind, so yes.

    Avatar image for musubi
    musubi

    17515

    Forum Posts

    5650

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 8

    User Lists: 17

    @hailinel said:

    @brodehouse said:

    @hailinel said:

    She's an obnoxious character that only exists because of nepotism.

    Do you feel as if she was not going to play the role that Anthony Burch would have written the character differently?

    I feel that Anthony wrote the part with his sister's performance in mind, so yes.

    They basically said as much on GTTV during E3 when they were getting interviewed on the stage about The new DLC.

    Avatar image for dracomaster01
    Dracomaster01

    267

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    I found it hilarious how much one of my friends hated her when we played. So I like her in that way, but overall, she's ok.

    Avatar image for 2headedninja
    2HeadedNinja

    2357

    Forum Posts

    85

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    She is fine, as are all characters in BL2. I don't understand why people on this site hate them so much. Tbh, I suspect it has something to do with the "follow the giantbomb crew" mentality that happens here quite often.

    Avatar image for echoecho
    EchoEcho

    879

    Forum Posts

    47

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #27  Edited By EchoEcho

    I didn't generally have a problem with the writing or acting in the game, and I didn't even have a problem with the writing for Tiny Tina -- but her delivery was absolutely atrocious to the point of sucking any potential humor out of the character. The fact that I could see the potential in the writing for the character just made it all the more annoying that it was ruined so completely.

    That said, I could probably tolerate her enough to play through what looks like an interesting piece of DLC.

    @starvinggamer: Keep in mind that Claptrap was an extremely divisive character as well, but that didn't stop Gearbox from gleefully focusing the last DLC for Borderlands around him. So it's entirely possible they're well aware of Tiny Tina's divisive nature and are willing to stand behind the character, same as they were with Claptrap, even if they lose some sales in the process.

    Besides, I have to imagine they already made a lot of their money upfront with the Season Pass from people who won't play it, so they have less to lose this time around.

    Avatar image for aurahack
    aurahack

    2559

    Forum Posts

    44959

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 8

    User Lists: 1

    She's fine. The blood-red hate I've seen for her puzzles me. I don't know why you'd let yourself be so bothered over a character that doesn't actually exist.

    Avatar image for bocam
    Bocam

    4099

    Forum Posts

    3868

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    The only character I like in Borderlands 2 was Handsome Jack and that was only because of his VA

    Avatar image for echoecho
    EchoEcho

    879

    Forum Posts

    47

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    @aurahack: Well, for one, real or not, if someone's primary issue with the character is the delivery -- as in the voice acting -- then just having to listen to her is going to be really annoying.

    Even that aside, though: in general, characters are usually designed to evoke some kind of a reaction from people, so it's not any weirder for someone to be bothered by a fake character than it is for them to really like one.

    Avatar image for joey_ravn
    JoeyRavn

    5290

    Forum Posts

    792

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 3

    @rtslord said:

    I could not stand her, she just had obnoxious lines and an almost abrasive voice/tone

    @hailinel said:

    She's an obnoxious character that only exists because of nepotism.

    This. Fuck Tiny Tina.

    Avatar image for nictel
    Nictel

    2698

    Forum Posts

    202

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 2

    I'm more often disliking her character than liking it.

    Avatar image for mrsignerman44
    Mrsignerman44

    1105

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    @recspec said:

    Annoying in a lovable way, like a little sister. There are worse characters in that game.

    My thoughts exactly.

    Avatar image for you_died
    YOU_DIED

    711

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #34  Edited By YOU_DIED

    Pretty annoying

    Avatar image for insanematt
    InsaneMatt

    30

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    I found her annoying, but tolerable.

    Avatar image for eidderf
    Eidderf

    538

    Forum Posts

    2

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    She is fine, as are all characters in BL2. I don't understand why people on this site hate them so much. Tbh, I suspect it has something to do with the "follow the giantbomb crew" mentality that happens here quite often.

    I hate when people on the site use that defense, I mean sure the giantbomb guys obviously have influential opinions because well that's kind of the basis of their job, but it's not like this site holds them up as some sort of perfect messiahs (sometimes comments on the videos can even get quite vicious towards them) and there are generally a pretty diverse range of opinions on the boards (just look at the forums for Bioshock Infinite or The Last of Us to see the variety to name recent examples)

    People just have different tastes in humour, honestly I quite enjoyed the episodes of Hey Ash Whatcha' Playin I've seen but don't enjoy the character particularly. It seems a lot of it just sort of stems from that most of the jokes are she's a little girl but she's all violent and crazy without much more depth to her in terms of humour at least, I just find it all a little grating.

    Avatar image for wesleywyndam
    WesleyWyndam

    230

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    Sometimes she was funny, sometimes she wasn't. I didn't ever dislike her, though.

    Avatar image for evilnights
    EvilNiGHTS

    1169

    Forum Posts

    128

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 3

    User Lists: 5

    #38  Edited By EvilNiGHTS

    I found her amusing, but concede that I have a terrible sense of humour and a poor attitude towards children.

    Avatar image for finaldasa
    FinalDasa

    3783

    Forum Posts

    9918

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 9

    User Lists: 15

    #39 FinalDasa  Moderator

    Didn't care. She just was another quest giver to me within the universe and I was surprised at the negativity she got. She was in maybe 5-8 quests? Even if you did hate her she was gone as quickly as she showed up.

    Avatar image for golguin
    golguin

    5471

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 10

    I like her in the main game. She's even better when she was paired with Moxxi and Torgue in the DLC. They had some great interactions.

    Avatar image for tylea002
    Tylea002

    2382

    Forum Posts

    776

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 4

    User Lists: 6

    THE WORST

    Avatar image for ssj4raditz
    ssj4raditz

    1159

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 7

    Indifference. She's there, I deal with it and move on with my life.

    Avatar image for jiggajoe14
    jiggajoe14

    1826

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 12

    I enjoyed her character. Dumb, dark twisted sense of humor and I got quite a few chuckles out of her psychotic personality.

    I can see why she (and quite a bit of the humor) can be grating for others though.

    Avatar image for mildmolasses
    MildMolasses

    3200

    Forum Posts

    386

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 9

    User Lists: 16

    She was a bit annoying, but I found her to be more of a symptom of the shitty quality of the humour in the game, rather than a cause

    Avatar image for tennmuerti
    Tennmuerti

    9465

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 7

    #45  Edited By Tennmuerti

    This is not going to be an unbiased poll, for reasons already mentioned by others and in other threads/comments. Overall opinion on TT is generally more positive elsewhere.

    Secondly we already had a very very big thread with people discussing why they liked or disliked the character. http://www.giantbomb.com/borderlands-2/3030-36055/forums/tiny-tina-sucks-561202/#212

    So i don't really feel like repeating myself again except to say that a lot of people only look at TT on the surface layer and instantly dismiss quite a well constructed character as a collection of dumb jokes, which couldn't be further from the truth.

    Avatar image for justin258
    Justin258

    16488

    Forum Posts

    26

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 11

    User Lists: 8

    In the comments on the trailer, several people were accusing those that hated her of "jumping on the GB hate train because everyone else hates her".

    Ugh. No. The thread about the game's bad humor was a distant memory when I played Borderlands 2, so that's not what I was thinking about when I got to her. I came up with an opinion of her pretty independent of GB, and it's a very low opinion of the character. Thankfully, she's not a major character in the game, but she is the worst character in a game full of bad characters and writing. When a character is so bad that she makes the rest of the characters in a badly-written game seem OK, then something has gone horribly wrong. I wound up turning the dialogue all the way down during her missions. I'd rather just play Colonial Marines or go get kicked in the balls by a racing horse.

    So, yeah, I think she's definitely a mark against the game, though again she's not in it for long so by herself, she doesn't make the game bad.

    Avatar image for joshthebear
    joshthebear

    2704

    Forum Posts

    726

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    Fuuuuuucking terrible.

    Avatar image for killroycantkill
    killroycantkill

    1607

    Forum Posts

    7870

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 9

    User Lists: 13

    I really enjoyed her parts in Borderlands 2. Then again I am a huge fan of Hey Ashe Whatcha' Playin'. When you really break down the dialog in her jokes they're not that funny, but the way the character looks, Tiny Tina's overall insane personality, and the delivery with her voice makes her a memorable character to me.

    Avatar image for tennmuerti
    Tennmuerti

    9465

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 7

    #49  Edited By Tennmuerti

    @believer258 said:

    In the comments on the trailer, several people were accusing those that hated her of "jumping on the GB hate train because everyone else hates her".

    That is not quite how I put it. Changing a few key words really twists the meaning of what was actually said and meant. Secondly general opinion =/= individual opinion. It's quite valid to have your own independent reasons for disliking the character. Which was mentioned in that very same post.

    Avatar image for brittonpeele
    BrittonPeele

    847

    Forum Posts

    2253

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 6

    User Lists: 7

    I went to a Hey Ash, Watcha Playin'? panel at the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention last night. Ashley Burch, of course, being the voice of Tiny Tina. There were a lot of requests from the sizable Dallas crowd asking her to do Tiny Tina quotes.

    All that to say: I think she might have more fans than it seems from the standard forum topics.

    I'm personally indifferent. I don't think she's super funny but I don't find her off-putting either. Heck, I feel that way about Claptrap a lot, too.

    This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.