Flavor Text

In 2015, Valve began gradually adding flavor text to skin descriptions. Flavor text is usually (but not always) shared between all skins with the same name. Every unique line of flavor text is listed here.

Anyone can predict the future... a visionary shapes it

Always moving forward

Same technology, now available in a smaller form factor

Stand out from the crowd

Why run?

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Sierra Hotel Hotel Hotel

Claim your spot in the pecking order

Peek behind the curtain

Information is never free

You call it used, we call it well-loved

Watch your fire

Mikah did not account for highly motivated opposition

For those who live fast

Gone hunting

Be the last 01 standing

Always an underdog

"Accendete i motori!"

Your loadout; now with high visibility

"Is this line secure?"

Don't touch that dial

The journey is random; the result is not

A nuclear fission product

Safety protocols have failed

This isn't just a weapon, it's a conversation piece - Imogen, Arms Dealer In Training

Your finest red

Meant for oversteer, not parking

Not so harmful after all...

"You should have that looked at…"

Keep right except to pass

The opposite of a containment structure

Silently supplementing

"My life for yours"

A weapon of woe

At the heart of it all

Hard to miss

Rona is as good as she thinks she is... she's just not old enough to realize she shouldn't point it out to everyone - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Included with the $1,050 Premium Package

Great on cars, better on weapons

Hypotheses are never proven

Hold strong

Stay connected

Who needs mud guards?

Some people don't need to hide how dirty their deeds are

"Your point of entry is the ventilation system"

Dirt don't hurt… until it does

Clear a path

Shaping rounds with each shot

A handheld heat rejection device

Cut the lights

Creating energy from atoms

True power is demonstrated with subtle application

If you think it's messy now, wait until you see it under a blacklight

Valeria doesn't pay Javier to ask questions... she pays him to pry out answers

The Phoenix is not a symbol of destruction... it's a symbol of rebirth - Valeria Jenner, Revolutionary

A predator is a predator, no matter the environment

Spray... Pray... Paint... Stab.

By the time you're close enough to notice the pixels it's already too late

This isn't just a weapon, it's a conversation piece - Imogen, Arms Dealer In Training

Be careful where you walk, you never know where the web is spread

A little color never hurt anyone

The woods can be a dangerous place... never travel alone

This is the malbec of weapon design - Booth, Arms Dealer

Two parts Trapper Keeper, three parts synthesizer

Man your stations

It’s rude to talk with food in your mouth

Next time set an alarm

+1 to Wisdom

Kill rewards paid in scratching posts and tennis balls

Pellets and soldiers delivered in bulk

Let dead reckoning be your guide

For a better tomorrow

Rule No. 2 – Never clash in public

Please keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle

Half the battle is keeping a hold of the weapon; the other half is hitting the target

857 bpm

It may not the best plane on deck, but it is the most readily available

Sometimes the gnar shreds you

Elegant design paired with brutal intent

Some people don't need to hide how dirty their deeds are

Like the tiger it is rare... like the tiger it is deadly...

The blade is made of many colors, but soon it all looks red

Getting lost in its color can prove fatal

Finally, a weapon strong enough to match your resolve

Elegant design paired with brutal intent

Elegant design paired with brutal intent

Sit on your horde and wait for any who come to take it

There's one at every party

With the amount of bodies you're racking up, who has time to dig?

Spikey blue hair and robot companion not included

A perfect gift for the sociopath that has everything...

For the joker in all of us

Face off and release the doves

A moment of pain. Then nothing.

Imogen was the past Felix, I'm the future - Huxley, The Competition

You're acting like you've never been held captive by mercenaries before – The Oni and The Valkyrie Part 1

Left unchecked, any garden becomes a tangled mass of weeds

The grass is always redder on the opposing side

You're right, losing is a new experience for me – The Oni and The Valkyrie Part 2

We must prepare for retaliation - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Mikah Baton is about to begin his campaign against the Coalition Taskforce

Get your head out of the clouds

You're not dealing with The Phoenix anymore, we know how to take care of our own... - The Daughter and the Paladin Part 2

Safety first

No suicide squad would be complete without it

In the past he gave us visions of the future; in the present he placed the future in our hands...

Pit crew not included

Perfect for shooting toasters

Rule No. 1 – Challenge demands satisfaction

Remind them of your love

Conflict existed since the first caveman learned how to pick up a rock – Booth, Arms Dealer

Just because he's cute, doesn't mean he doesn't bite

Your move...

You can't leave him to die, Felix; you have to save him - The Daughter and the Paladin Part 1

Imogen... are you selling me a gun or a velvet poster? – Rona Sabri, Rising Star

Finally, a gun for trivia lovers

Couture firearms have taken the Czech Republic by storm

This is going to be a short meeting...

Patience, Elliott; they still have a role to play... - The Mercenary and The Serpent Part 2

Don't worry Naomi, I'll make Felix pay - Mikha Biton, Phoenix Sniper

Its trigger weighs lighter than a feather

Protect what is yours

Some birds represent harmony and peace... these are not those birds

If you think I need a rifle to kill a man, you have no idea who you're talking to... - Mikha Biton, Phoenix Sniper

Every predator eventually meets their end

I hate being right all the time - Carmen Cocinero, Extraction Expert

I can never replace what was taken from us... but I can take even more from them - The Phoenix and The Initiate Part 2

We have Izaki and Cocinero. You need them for anything or can I just kill them now? - The Mercenary and The Serpent Part 1

Booth had this weapon commissioned for Valeria in an attempt to smooth things over with the Phoenix

Booth has become synonymous with family drama; and who has time for drama when we're talking business - Huxley, The Competition

It starts with a bang... it ends with silence

The Phoenix civil war is about to begin

It was once a design earmarked for the Coalition Taskforce, but Huxley engaged in corporate espionage to make it a Phoenix exclusive

Become a modern day Shere Khan

A weapon for artists, by artists

Has anyone heard from Kotaro or Carmen? - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

BEWARE DIRECT EXPOSURE

It's the whisper of the wind... it's the bite at your neck

Beware those who speak of the watchtower

Live your life a quarter mag at a time

Chase Turner was a great man... you have big shoes to fill – The Phoenix and The Initiate, Part 1

They call you The Oni, right? Such a scary name for such a sad man... – Elliot Kingsman, Mercenary

I'm a big fan of your work Yukako, we should talk... -Huxley, The Competition

I don't profit from war, I profit from the human condition... - Booth, Arms Dealer

Decimation has never been so adorable

The spire is forming

Naomi understands that one day she will die for Valeria

We're always stronger together

Airboat not included

You got what you wanted, now do you know what that means? – Booth, Arms Dealer

Shahrazad told 1000 tales... this is the last one you'll hear

Every carpenter needs their hammer, every tailor their spindle...

That's not crashing waves you hear...

That's why Huxley is doing the heavy lifting, all we have to is nudge her forward... - The Serpent and The Truth Seeker, Part 2

This isn't just a weapon, it's a conversation piece - Imogen, Arms Dealer In Training

This phonecall never happened, do you understand? - The Paladin and the Father Part 1

I always take a trophy - Javier Alviso, Fist of the Phoenix

Tweezers not included

Up close it is chaos... from a distance it is beauty - Franz Kriegeld, Phoenix Tactician

This isn't just a weapon, it's a conversation piece - Imogen, Arms Dealer In Training

We must be smart how we move against her, one wrong move and she'll come crashing down on both of us - The Serpent and the Truth Seeker

Sometimes grunts have the upper hand

Valeria is getting bolder... the time has come to take the fight to her - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Some things never go out of style

Feared by Queens. Beloved by Bishops.

Sometimes a bunsen isn't enough...

Valeria is getting bolder... the time has come to take the fight to her - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern never had a chance...

My feelings are irrelevant Keo, I have an empire to protect - Booth, Arms Dealer

Protect. Hope. Trust. Persevere.

Kotaro doesn't need our protection - The Valkyrie and The Paramour Part 2

True power is demonstrated with subtle application

The viper can strike from anywhere

2 in the chest, 1 in the head

A win with an asterisk is still a win - Rona Sabri, Rising Star

A plan is a list of things that don't happen

I like to work in the snow... it always leaves a pretty picture - Javier Alviso, Fist of the Phoenix

Sometimes a subtle nudge is all it takes to get what you want - Franz Kriegeld, Phoenix Tactician

If I do what you want, will you let me go? - The Phoenix and The Storyteller Part 2

You can use it, but you better put up a quarter first

Eventually you need to step outside of your mentor's shadow

Let's not be hasty: there may be another way to get Valeria's attention... - A Father's Love Part 3

Listen up people... Izaki and Cocinero may be AWOL, but our mission remains the same: we're saving Alex Kincaide - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Keep him safe, Carmen - The Valkyrie and The Paramour Part 1

Can you stand against it's wrathful gaze?

First it pierces the shroud, then it pierces the shadow

What's red and white and fires full auto?

Marian was always cooler than Sylvia

Yatta!

You really want to impress me Booth? Make this black light sensitive - Rona Sabri, Rising Star

Is there an echo in here?

If you can see me, you're already dead

It's coming for you

Notice how Gunsmith Yukako used the wood of the AK-47 to accentuate her verdant theme... make no mistake: Hydroponic is as beautiful and deadly as nature itself - Imogen, Arms Dealer In Training

Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead

Automatic. Systematic. Hydromatic.

Stars are just pin pricks at the darkness

Float like a butterfly, sting like a relentless hateful insect

This bone crusher is a devastator

Square gum not included

I know I'm asking a lot of you... Turner was like your son - The Paladin and The Teacher Part 1

You think it's the same, but look again... subtlety makes all the difference

Turner's betrayal is my failure... I have to make this right - Sebastien Hennequet, Sniper

Carmen. I found him...- The Oni and The Valkyrie Part 1

Who says diamonds are a girl's best friend?

Get back here, I'm talking to you!

No more fun and games

I know. But it was the right thing to do... - A Family Affair Part 2

You think it's the same, but look again... subtlety makes all the difference

The sun rises on the just and unjust alike

In time, all things are possible

Who's keeping score?

Tread softly Naomi...people in your line of work aren't known for their longevity - The Shield and The Serpent Part 2

If you didn't want collateral damage, perhaps you should have been more specific... - Javier Alviso, Fist of the Phoenix

They're manipulating you Kotaro. And if you can't see that, you're in more trouble than you know... - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

You're too trusting Valeria... it will get you killed - Franz Kriegeld, Phoenix Tactician

Rona is as good as she thinks she is... she's just not old enough to realize she shouldn't point it out to everyone - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Rebuilding only comes in the wake of destruction

It looks pure, but looks can be deceiving

Hey Sabri, you should take this one... it's loud like you - Carmen Cocinero, Extraction Expert

The world is in flames, but at least we have hope

There's no escape from me

The perfect thing for a hot summer's day

KNOCK KNOCK

Serenity now...

This is what the great Sebastien Hennequet has been reduced to? A nagging school marm? What happened to you... - The Teacher and The Iconoclast Part 2

Turner, all men can be broken... it's just a matter of finding the right pressure point - The Traitor and The Truthseeker Part 2

I don't hate you Sebastien... I pity you - Chase Turner, Coalition Defector

Who knows what the future holds

If she wanted me to conduct an interview, there was probably an easier way to book it - The Shield and The Storyteller Part 2

Personally I prefer the 4th edition, but the customer is always right - Booth, Arms Dealer

Who he was doesn't change who he has become. Don't worry Felix... I'll stop him - The Paladin and The Teacher Part 2

Rebuilding only comes in the wake of destruction

It's going to be a rough month for your enemies

Today's a great day to find romance and kill your rivals

Tradition is a powerful thing

I still think it should have a panda - Booth, Arms Dealer

Kotaro lost his son to this gun... and one day he'll use it to stop the man responsible

Insert shoot pun here

Come Booth, let me show you what I've been working on - Yukako, Gunsmith

Imogen... if they ever find out what you did, it may cost us everything - A Family Affair Part 1

Mine.

The great equalizer

Remember your training

Kings are just men... and no man should be worshipped - Valeria Jenner, Revolutionary

You really want to impress me Booth? Make this black light sensitive - Rona Sabri, Rising Star

One part firearm, two parts Trapper Keeper

For enough money, Elite Crew will take any cause on as their own

Be careful what you wish for

Sometimes it's ok to play with your food

Make some outlines of your own

Don't forget your helmet

We only get one chance at this, let's do it right - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

There are some roots you don't want to take hold

Everyone's searching for silver and gold

Turn some heads before you take them off

Your skills aren't in question, your attitude is - The Teacher and The Iconoclast Part 1

It takes time to build something beautiful, but only a moment to destroy it

Perfect for the Operator that values sophistication as well as firepower - Booth, Arms Dealer

Tread softly Naomi...people in your line of work aren't known for their longevity - The Shield and The Serpent Part 2

Finally, a weapon strong enough to match your resolve

Some say that when you laugh, the world laughs with you...but when Chatterbox laughs there are only screams

Turn some heads before you take them off

One little squeeze turns every morning into the Day of the Dead

This one is steeped in tradition and blood

A weapon worthy of The Monkey King himself - Booth, Arms Dealer

With lightning always comes thunder

Bright colors hide a gun with a dark purpose

A beast in Indian mythology as well as on the battlefield

Serenity is a luxury few can afford - Valeria Jenner, Revolutionary

Sometimes you need an unstable element to solve your problems - Kotaro Izaki, Breach Expert

The founder of Season Corporation had this piece commissioned after being rescued by renowned Operator Kotaro Izaki

It's not the first bite that kills you, it's the 29 that come after

Coverfire never looked so good

Intimidation is the sincerest form of flattery

One day they will ask why we fight, and when they do they will understand - Naomi, Bodyguard to Valeria Jenner

Sometimes playing with fire is a good thing

beep. beep. beeeeeeeeeeeep...

I'm not here for what I need; I'm here for something I want - Imogen and The Oni Part 2

One little squeeze turns every morning into the Day of the Dead

Felix handpicked his team from operators all over the world... and while people question their personalities, they never question the results

It's rude to stare, but war isn't the time for pleasantries

The only way to make diamonds is by applying pressure

You don't have to hold your pinky out when pulling the trigger, but it's a nice touch

Every year, Booth gathers the worlds foremost designer gunsmiths to show off their latest designs

Throw enough downfield and you're bound to hit the bullseye eventually

It always begins with a tiny spark

There is always some place darker you can go

Carcosa is calling

Be careful where you walk, you never know where the web is spread

I know you don't believe in the cause...and when I expose you, Valeria will have your head - The Shield and The Serpent Part 1

Water gives life, but it can also take it...

200 keys could never unlock its secrets

Anyone can predict the future... a visionary shapes it

What do you mean you can't find Cocinero and Izaki? - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Anyone paying close attention will connect the dots and see what she did. We don't have much time to find a solution... - A Father's Love Part 1

You chose wisely

By the time you're close enough to notice the pixels it's already too late

Assume crash positions

Be prepared to encounter many thorns in the trials to come

Mimosa not included

Of all the members of The Phoenix, none are more loyal to Valeria than her bodyguard Naomi

I could kill her paramour... perhaps that would buy you some time with Valeria - A Father's Love Part 2

Pack your baags. Let's go kill that sonofabitch... - The Oni and The Valkyrie Part 2

Rebuilding only comes in the wake of destruction

Rona is as good as she thinks she is... she's just not old enough to realize she shouldn't point it out to everyone - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Mimosa not included

Some people don't just want extra leg room... they want peace and quiet

It's not fancy, but it gets you where you need to go

By the time you're close enough to notice the pixels it's already too late

Some people don't need to hide how dirty their deeds are

There is beauty in simplicity - Franz Kriegeld, Phoenix Tactician

An apple a day keeps insurance premiums high

You should smile Felix, you'd have more luck with the ladies if you didn't look like such a dour bastard all the time - Imogen, Arms Dealer In Training

Everyone has a story, and Javier will pry it out before he kills you

They took the bait, let's move... - Elliott Kingsman, Mercenary

Don't worry, the safety is TSA compliant

It will be waiting for you at the monorail

Rona Sabri still hasn't forgiven Sebastien for not selecting her to go after Turner

I like it. It brings out my eyes on camera... - Rona Sabri, Rising Star

It's not a bagpipe, but it plays a song before every funeral

With Turner dead, we have a new priority: rescue Alex Kincaide - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Alex Kincaide, I'm sure you have many questions... please allow me to give you answers - The Phoenix and The Storyteller Part 1

True Love's Kiss can't save you from its barbs

Perfect for the insurgent on the go

Perfect for the insurgent on the go

Striking colors for a striking weapon

Money doesn't talk... it kills

With age comes wisdom and stopping power

Questioning Imogen is questioning me. Now Relax, have some scotch, and let's talk business - The Father and The Phoenix Part 2

Sometimes the wings of an angel don't mean salvation

For when combat is a black tie affair

Some ghosts won't stay buried

Everyone wants to make an impact

Just because I carried my team doesn't mean it wasn't a team effort - Rona Sabri, Rising Star

I know you don't believe in the cause...and when I expose you, Valeria will have your head - The Shield and The Serpent Part 1

Say matte!

Subtlety can make all the difference

Anyone can predict the future... a visionary shapes it

Never be afraid to push it to the limit

Become a human typhoon

With age comes wisdom and stopping power

I can follow procedure and get 7 out, or I can do it my way and save all 10... your choice - Carmen Cocinero, Extraction Expert

Make some outlines of your own

Striking colors for a striking weapon

Lead by example

Respect can never be taken, only earned

Sometimes the wings of an angel don't mean salvation

For someone who is supposed to be impartial, your daughter made an interesting choice for companionship - The Father and The Phoenix Part 1

It'll take more than a tarp to protect you

Stars are just pin pricks at the darkness

Anyone can predict the future... a visionary shapes it

It has been unleashed

Never be afraid to push it to the limit

Namaste

I don't have to like you, I have to keep you safe - Carmen Cocinero, Extraction Expert

Striking colors for a striking weapon

Mr. Izaki, I'm not complaining... but how many shotguns do you need? - Imogen and The Oni, Part 1

Beware its many thorns

Some people will call you a hero... others a villain

It'll take more than a tarp to protect you

Some ghosts won't stay buried

A burning rate of fire

Felix, you and I both know Valeria's about to wage a war. The only question is are you prepared? - Booth, Arms Dealer

Everyone wants to make an impact

I know you don't believe in the cause...and when I expose you, Valeria will have your head - The Shield and The Serpent Part 1

Everyone wants to make an impact

This isn't just a weapon, it's a conversation piece - Imogen, Arms Dealer In Training

Automatic. Systematic. Hydromatic.

This isn't just a weapon, it's a conversation piece - Imogen, Arms Dealer In Training

Everyone wants to make an impact

Rebuilding only comes in the wake of destruction

Rebuilding only comes in the wake of destruction

Rebuilding only comes in the wake of destruction

True power is demonstrated with subtle application

A predator is a predator, no matter the environment

A predator is a predator, no matter the environment

The woods can be a dangerous place... never travel alone

Perfect for the insurgent on the go

Perfect for the insurgent on the go

A predator is a predator, no matter the environment

You're not getting sleepy, you're passing out from blood loss

If you want to survive in the streets, learn to spit fire

A loud gun in every sense of the word

Waves break, our resolve doesn't - Kotaro Izaki, Breach Expert

Tradition can be dangerous

Pencils down, hands up

It breaks two commandments at the same time

Jester's dead

Ours is a world of intrigue...but sometimes camouflage is meant to be seen - Booth, Arms Dealer

Imogen shares her father's eye for quality, but her ambition is even fiercer

Look me in the eyes and tell me that's standard issue - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

This is what the great Sebastien Hennequet has been reduced to? A nagging school marm? What happened to you... - The Teacher and The Iconoclast Part 2

Scars build character

One more for the collection

Perfect for the insurgent on the go

My men are professionals, they'll get the job done right... - Elliott Kingsman, Career Criminal

DO NOT CROSS

A storm is coming

Patience is a virtue

I already lost one man to Valeria's lies... I don't intend to lose anyone else - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

Where classic construction meets modern aesthetics

Sometimes a sacrifice is called for

Beautiful today...ashes tomorrow

Patience is a virtue

Gonzo journalist Alex Kincaide disappeared after traveling to The Maghreb to cover Operation Vanguard

My men are professionals, they'll get the job done right... - Elliott Kingsman, Career Criminal

For those with an appetite for destruction

Words are wind, but wind can kill

You don't know Felix Riley like I do... the man is impossible to break - The Traitor and The Truthseeker Part 1

Don't worry...business is about to pick up - Booth, Arms Dealer

Never take victory for granted

Even if you can't see it, you'll definitely hear it

Sometimes you don't need to strike the same place twice

Rona is as good as she thinks she is... she's just not old enough to realize she shouldn't point it out to everyone - Felix Riley, Commanding Officer

In a fairy tale the knight always slays the dragon... but this is the real world - Valeria Jenner, Revolutionary

By the time you're close enough to notice the pixels it's already too late

A mass grave that fits snugly in the palm of your hands

An eagle looks majestic until it's clawing your eyes out

A predator is a predator, no matter the environment

Perfect for the insurgent on the go

The woods can be a dangerous place... never travel alone

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