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RedBelly remind me so much of another two set of characters with a very similar repertoire, but I can't for the life of me place a name. I assume I'm thinking of some sort of '50s commentators.

I have read the Borderlands wiki, which mentions that RedBelly is a play on Ned Kelly, who lived from 1854-1880, long before radio was even invented. Secondly, Ned Kelly is a single person, who can't be the basis of a parody by two individuals (unless he had disassociative identity disorder).

Attributes of Red:

  • Either isn't very bright or doesn't want to fight, seen when he says, "tea?" And Belly has to respond "No, death!".

Attributes of Belly:

  • The more rational of the two. Tends to set the tone for both of them.
  • The only time he says something like Red is on an ECHO device when he says, "Red and Belly sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S... wait, that's weird."
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    "Easy" questions are not off topic, and the fact that an answer can be found with a Google search does not make questions off topic either. I've purged comments arguing about this frivolity. – Invader Skoodge Jan 30 '15 at 18:30
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It is definitely a reference to Ned Kelly, who built a suit of armor that is very similar in appearance to RedBelly's armor.. Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly

RedBelly

RedBelly

They also appear to be a reference to Master Blaster from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. They also were a combination of the tiny smart character teamed up with a large dumb character.

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  • +1, great image. However, I'm looking more for where their personalities come from, not just the design. – NobleUplift Jan 30 '15 at 21:24
  • Updating my answer.... – pooter03 Jan 30 '15 at 21:35

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