Kuva Lich Dialogue: Deranged Personality

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Some male Kuva Larvlings gain the “Deranged” personality type upon being resurrected as a Kuva Lich. Deranged Kuva Liches appear to be homicidally insane, prone to rambling, sing-song, and abruptly switching between different tones of voice.


Birth

The Kuva Lich’s first transmission is based on the elemental damage used to kill the Kuva Larvling, not necessarily the progenitor warframe itself.

(Generic) “I carry the old blood. Cannot kill the Queens’ Kuva. Was small once, am now the vessel of their red message. Hear it and die.”

(Generic)(sing-song) The old blood pumps within me. Bit-a-bump, bit-a-bump. The sound of your funeral march it is. Death’s gaunt steed, and me astride it. Bittabumpbittabumpbittabump AHAHAHAHAA!”

(Generic) “Back from the dead I am. With business to settle. But done smartly. Wisely. Take from you quick smart, never know I was there, yes.”

(Generic) “Hellooo! Back again. Can’t die, won’t die. Hahahahaaa…!”

(Dismemberment) “All debts, Tenno, must be paid, Tenno. To me is owed arms and legs. Arms for the ones you hacked off, legs for the ones you took from me. All debts must be paid.”

(Dismemberment) “You picked me apart; a perverse child plucking legs from a fly. Grotesque. Nasty. Got m’limbs back – new ones, better ones. Gonna take yours.”

(Dismemberment) “I remember the dismembering. The sight of the world spinning away from my tumbling head, landing amidst my own scattered limbs. Revenge, yes, I think.”

(Dismemberment) “You took my arms, yes. And my legs. Yes, yes. And yet here I am. For the old blood never lets a chosen one sleep. Not even when ripped lengthwise, yes.”

(Cold) “How long I slept, I do not know. But deep is the sleep of the one you froze.”

(Cold) “Kuva is stronger than blood. Would not be stilled. By blizzard and flurry, I’ll see you killed.”

(Cold) “To an endless winter you thought me consigned, by the power of your infant will. No. I think not.”

(Cold) “By the power of your chilling will you imagined me dispatched, but I carry the old blood. And the old blood learns. Learned from you. Now, now my will knows your secrets.”

(Electricity/Magnetic) “Lightning struck more than twice, wicked one. Struck me again and again. I strike you now, as your lightning once struck me.”

(Electricity/Magnetic) “The lightning-stuck oak is the strongest of all. And so the lightning struck Grineer! [laughs]

(Electricity/Magnetic) “Your electrickery robbed me of life, made me wish I were dead. I was not. Make you wish, I think I will.”

(Electricity/Magnetic) “And zap! Just like that! I am back. Crackling with your electrickery. You ten and zero wish to be hero. Hoisted upon your snapping petard, you will be.”

(Heat) “What you did to me. In my dreams I still burn, Tenno. In my dreams I still burn.”

(Heat) “Rolled in pitch I was by your dark desires. Set alight by your evil intent. But soon, soon all scores shall be settled.”

(Heat) “I’ve not felt a thing since the day you scored away my nerve endings with unholy fire. Not a wince, not a tickle. What’s left to fear now that you’ve hosed my pain away?”

(Heat) “Flame had its way with me, by the mocking flicker of firelight. Undid me. Remade me. And now I come a-calling.”

(Toxin/Gas/Viral) “The old blood learns fast. Passes onto me the secrets of your poison. Now those I possess, and soon… more.”

(Toxin/Gas/Viral) “Your gift of poison has served me well. Rapidly through Grineer ranks I have risen, leaving bodies of friend and superior in my wake. Now I return your toxic favour.”

(Toxin/Gas/Viral) “A little poison in your ear, Tenno. A little blackness to shred your veins, muscle-lock those lungs, ferry the life from you and a wave of bile and nausea.”

(Toxin/Gas/Viral) “Swooning with nausea I return. Your terror is a panacea, yes; your pain, reprieve.”


After logging in

“Kill you, I will. Yes. In a time of my choosing.”

“I know where you are! Floating in your little ship. But I wait! Never see me coming.”

“I am alive, not dead. I am dead, not alive. Kill and live, live and kill. [laughs].”

“The old blood smells what it hates, and it smells you. Nowhere to hide.”

“Nice, Tenno. Good Tenno. We can be… friends, yes? Tell me where you are, yes? Tell your friend WHERE YOU ARE!”


Viewing influenced sector

“I claim this sector for the Grineer, for the old blood, for the Queens! See how I serve you, mistresses! See!”

“Sector is miiiiiiine.”

“Oooh. Yes. Sector falls into my hands. All gone. All mine. Yes. Sector. Yes.”

“Think you so smart, but see how I take! A whole sector, just for me. None for you. Smart. Smart me, yes.”


Claiming tax

“You earn. I take. Now I make the rules, yes?”

“Everyone who passes through my sector pays tax to Lord Me. Yes. My Sector, my kingdom, you pay.”

“My sector. My rules. Your money? My money.”

“This all you got? Hmm. Next time you pay more, Tenno. Now go.”


After revealing a Requiem

“The Tenno draws closer. Soon the blood shall kill what it hates.”

“Oooh, getting closer.”

“Yes, yes, closer, yes.”

“Are you looking for little me? Haha, I can almost see you from here, yes.”


When fighting in mission

(when spawning) “So certain you were, so safe. You will not be remembered.”

(when spawning) “Never safe, no no no. I find you. My blade soon calls your heart its home.”

(when spawning) “I seeeee you… hahahaha….”

(when spawning) “Where you look… I am not. And then, suddenly, I am.”

(when spawning) “I find you. I take you. Like plucking fruit from a tree.”

“No! Back! [hisses] I bleed you!”

[incoherent shouting]

“Don’t hurt me!”

“I kill you, I stab you, I shoot you! AAH! AAAH!”

“What’d I do? What’d I do?”

“Give me power, Queens! Aid me in squashing this stinky, squamous, slugly Tenno-thing!”

“Ha ha! Tenno not know what they fight! Not know the POWER of the OLD BLOOD!”

(if the Tenno is downed) “Ahahahaha!”

(if the Tenno is downed) “Now, the sticking and the cutting and the wetness! Yes!”

(if the Tenno is downed) “See you now, wriggling like a grub, waggling like a flipped little tennepin, belly all white and succulent. [laughs]

(if the Tenno is downed) “Now you die, Tenno. Now you die.”

(if the Tenno is killed) “I win. I win! Now you see. Now everyone sees!”

(if the Tenno is killed) “Yes, Tenno, now you slack body, now you fish cold, now you understand. Me is old blood, you is just bloody. Ahahahaha!”

(if the Tenno is killed) “You fight. You lose. You get. I take. You learn, yes. Queens knew. Me special. Now you learn too.”


Using a correct Requiem

[choking noises, wheezing]

“Me… miscalculated.”

“No. Wait. Let’s talk, yes?”

“It hurts… it hurts….”


Using an incorrect Requiem

“AAHH! It hurts! IT HUUURTS! [gasps] Yes. YES! AHAHAHAHAAA! Next time, slippery Tenno. Next time we meet, you meet stronger Lich. Next time… you get squashed!”

“I grows up, I gets bigger, yes, yes!”

“More power! More stronger! More respect! Thank you, Queens! Proud. I make you proud.”

“Pain! You give pain! The old blood likes it. The old blood learns from pain. Grows. I grow, Tenno. I grow!”

“More. More! More!!!”

(when reaching max rank) “Has your Lich made you proud, Queens? Have they? For this one, this one, has ascended! Is strongest! Now, and forever!”

(when reaching max rank)[chuckles, then laughs] No longer a squishy little Lich! Now big, important, god! Yes, yes!”


Fleeing

“I am sorry, mighty Tenno! Kind Tenno! Lich did offend! Bad Lich! Lich departs, yes? Lich bothers nevermore kind Tenno, good Tenno!”

“No!”

“You will not slay, I slip away, to return to stab again one day. Yes, yes, yes.”

“You let me live, yes? You not follow, yes? Let Lich go, live and let live, yes yes yes?”

“I run. I run! Ahhhhh!”


If the Lich causes the Tenno to fail the mission

[laughing] Yes! Yes! I kill! I kill! See me, Queens! See me!”

“You stronger, but me sneakier! Sneaky wins! Strong can’t smash what strong never knew was there! Hahahahaha!”

“You are hated! You are dead! Yes!”


Final confrontation in Saturn Proxima

(when the Tenno approaches the capital ship) “Found me you did. Hate you I do. Hold your heart in my hand I will, whisper shhhhhhh shhhhhhh shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….”

(when the Tenno boards the capital ship) “Tenno? Tenno?! HERE?!? Protect me! You! And you and you and you! All a’ you! Protect your Lich! I… I needs to think! GO!”

(while the Tenno traverses the ship) “Tenno comes to kill me. Kill me! Will. Not.”

(when the Tenno arrives for the final confrontation) “No. No! NO! Found me! Found me you did! I’s not ready! I’S NEED MORE TIIIIIME!”

(when the Tenno arrives for the final confrontation) “Tip-toe tip-toe comes the Ten-no. Heheheheheheheh….”


Vanquished

“WaitwaitNOOOOO!!”

“MY QUEENS!!”

“Not to Lich, not to good Lich— NOOOOO!!”


Converted

“I… choose to live. Lich is sure Queens would understand.”

“Yes, yes, Tenno is boss now, yes. Not Queens, no more, but Tenno. [spits into hand] Shake.”

“Okay, as long as you promise not to hurt. C’mon, swear? Yes? Okay. Lich is loyal… I guess.”


When assisting

“I come! I help!”

“Oh, no. Silly Tenno. Here, me show you how.”

[screams] No hurt them! I kill you! Aahhhh!”

“No, no, no. You kills them. Simple mistake. Me show you how.”

(when leaving) “And me tube brother said me a loser. Look at me now!”

(when leaving) “Oh. We done?”

(when leaving) “You lucky me was in area.”

(when leaving) “Same time tomorrow?”

(if killed) “Me feels the cold embrace of death…. See you tomorrow.”

(if killed) “Sorry, boss. I fall down.”

(if killed) [groans, makes death noises]


Quirks

Kuva Liches can rarely have personality quirks that result in unique behaviour and dialogue when the Kuva Lich appears to fight in a mission.

Allergic to Nature

Unique dialogue when spawning on outdoor tilesets.

“Nature, green things, me no like green things. Crawly things, slippery things, bitey things, nature bad. Yes, nature bad!”

“The mud suckings, the greeny things whisperings, the shadows flitting and moving, and eyes, eyes everywhere. Me must leave this wild place. Flee at once. Flee!”

Always Hungry

Unique dialogue; no observed behaviour.

“Snacky snacky snacky.”

[eating sounds, sigh of contentment]

Bloodhound

Unique dialogue if the Tenno turns invisible.

“Can hide your awful Tenno body. Cannot hide your awful Tenno stink.”

[sniffs] I smell you….”

Coward

Will attempt to flee at low health while speaking unique dialogue.

“No! Please! Do not hurt! Do not hurt! Waahhhh!”

“What? I am outnumbered? Run away. Run away!”

Deserter

Can randomly attempt to flee while speaking unique dialogue.

“No! Get up Eximus! Get up! Save your liege! Save me from Tenno! Ahhh!”

“You! You killed my Eximus! Me’s did not plan for that. I… I go now. Ahhh!”

Fear of Being Alone

Unique dialogue if there are no supporting troops.

“Wait! Where’d my backup go? Oh… all dead. Ahhh!”

“Me running now to lull you into a false sense of security. Not because all my backup is dead. Ahh!”

Fear of Children

Unique dialogue if the Tenno uses their Operator form.

“Ahh! Children! Like uncooked tubemen! Waaah!”

“Away from me, kiddies! Little not-men! Little not-ripe! All wrong! All wrong!!”

Fear of Heights

Unknown behaviour.

“Ahh! Cliff! Ahhh!”

“Ahh! Me terrible with heights. Ahhh!”

Fear of Kubrow

Unique dialogue if the Tenno has a kubrow companion.

“Kubrow! With the biting and the gnashing and the bark bark bark. No. No! No!!”

“No! Kubrow! Call it off! Good Tenno… call it off!”

Fear of Space Travel

Unique dialogue when spawning on ship tilesets; sometimes will freeze in terror and not attack.

[panting] Okay, enough, enough time in space. Ground now, yes, yes, ground, ground, ground!”

“Space! So, so much space! Me so small, small me, nothing me floating, floating forever, forever, ahh, ahhhh!”

Hatred of Children

Unique dialogue if the Tenno uses their Operator form.

“Me gonna squash the little not-ripe tubemen, the little brats, squash!”

“Me properly cooked. Kiddies half cooked, not right, all wrong. Me fix the all wrong. Fix!”

Hatred of Corpus

Unique dialogue when spawning on Corpus tilesets.

“Corpus. Corpus! Shiny, smug, think so smart, stupid, Corpus, kill!”

“Corpus! Excuse me, Tenno, me have old score to settle. Kill Corpus!”

Hatred of Infested

Unique dialogue when spawning on Infested tilesets.

“Infested! Writhing, snotty Infested! Kill!”

“Ah! Infested so gross, so disgusting. Hate Infested. Hate!”

Loner

Unique dialogue if there are no supporting troops.

“You kill my men, only make me angrier. Stupid Tenno. Now you really feel pain.”

“Finally all alone. Troopers all gone. Room to really flex on stupid Tenno.”

Paranoid

Prone to attacking allied troops while speaking unique dialogue.

“Die! Me never like that guy anyway.”

“Me gave you an order, tubeman! Anyone else feel like a debate?”

Prone to Vertigo

Avoids stairways and catwalks.

“Ow! Me fall down again!”

“Me fall down, me stand up. Me fall down, me stand up. Ahh!”

Pyromaniac

Unique dialogue if the Tenno is on fire.

“Fire, fire, fire! Oh, gives me an idea.”

“Pretty flame. Pretty fire. More pretty. More flame. More fire!”

Trophy Hunter

Unknown behaviour.

“Wait! Wait wait wait. Pretty animal. Must have pretty animal! Yes! Here, pretty pretty pretty.”

“Animal! Pretty animal! Here, pretty pretty. Me want. Me kill!”

Vain

Unique dialogue; no observed behaviour.

“Me so pretty!”

“Me good-looking tubeman! Me prime specimen, yes indeed. Ugly Tenno fight because ugly Tenno jealous.”


Aftermath when being vanquished

After the Tenno vanquishes a Kuva Lich, they will receive an inbox message from Ordis upon returning to the Orbiter.

Inbox message:
Kuva Lich Vanquished: [NAME of Lich]

Operator,

After your harrowing victory over [NAME], Ordis recovered this forged weapon blueprint. It has been added to your Foundry. Ordis cannot wait to see it in action.

Your loyal Cephalon,
Ordis

This inbox message will include the Kuva weapon wielded by the Lich (which can be claimed from the Foundry, fully built) and the ephemera the Lich had (if any).


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