Kuva Lich Dialogue: Jovial Personality

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All male Kuva Larvlings gain the “Jovial” personality type upon being resurrected as a Kuva Lich. Jovial Kuva Liches are amiable and prone to make jokes, referring to their Tenno nemesis as “Friend”, though their intent to kill the Tenno is still apparent.


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) “Word of advice: when you kill someone, make sure it takes!”

(Generic) “I’m alive. Alive! Oh. Oh, Tenno. You have no idea what you have brought down upon your head.”

(Generic) “Death… it’s overrated, really.”

(Generic) “The next time you drop someone at death’s door? Knock.”

(Dismemberment) “You know, as I watched you hack my limbs off, I thought to myself… ‘I really don’t like this person.'”

(Dismemberment) “You tore me to pieces, Tenno. That wasn’t very nice.”

(Dismemberment) “Do you have any idea what it takes to reattach severed limbs? You will.”

(Dismemberment) “You tore me limb from limb. But I’ve pulled myself together since then. Hah.”

(Cold) “Here’s how you’re getting out of here: frozen solid, covered in syrup and given to my kubrows as a sugar lick.”

(Cold) “I don’t take kindly to being frozen solid.”

(Cold) “Giving me the cold shoulder? For that I think I’m gonna kick your… ICE! Hahahahaha….”

(Cold) “I’m gonna freeze you, feed you feet-first into a snowblower and spray what comes out all over Cetus.”

(Electricity/Magnetic) “Your voltage contracted every muscle in my body hard enough to break every bone. Today the role of ME, will be played by YOU. Lights up!”

(Electricity/Magnetic) “Remember me? The energy between us is undeniable. Some might say… electric. Ha! You fried me is what I’m saying. Get ready to die.”

(Electricity/Magnetic) “Ah, Tenno. You lit up my life. And my body. And organs. And teeth. And now I’m gonna romance you just the same.”

(Electricity/Magnetic) “I’m going to light you up like a Corpus showroom!”

(Heat) “It isn’t that you immolated me. It isn’t that I died. No. It’s that now, the only thing I can smell is pork.”

(Heat) “You might have forgotten the first time we met, but I’ve still got the third degree burns.”

(Heat) “Time for a thermal facelift!”

(Heat) “You introduced me to fire. We became friends. We decided we don’t like you.”

(Toxin/Gas/Viral) “You make me sick, Tenno. No, I mean you literally have made me violently ill and now I’m composed primarily of foreign bacteria.”

(Toxin/Gas/Viral) “Whatever poison you pumped me full of, Friend, it didn’t do what you thought it would. Heh heh heh.”

(Toxin/Gas/Viral) “The poison is in the dose, Friend. Whatever it was, turns out I’m partial to it. FEELING GOOD!”

(Toxin/Gas/Viral) “Your toxin. IMAGINE if a hangover could kill you. Now imagine that hangover is a person. Surprise! It’s me and I’m going to kill you.”


After logging in

“Are you ignoring me, Tenno? You bruise my feelings.”

“I’ve been taking time to work on… me.”

“You are dead already. I know it. The System knows it. My fifteen friends who are betting on it know it.”

“Yoo hoo. Snickety-snack, guess who’s back?”

“I hope you haven’t forgotten me, Tenno. I most certainly have not forgotten you.”


Viewing influenced sector

“Mine. Sector’s a dump, but it’s my dump.”

“I’ll take that. Thaaank you. Somebody plant a flag.”

“Your little Lich is coming up in the world, Tenno.”

“I claim this territory in the name of… yours truly.”


Claiming tax

“Wallet feeling a little light, Friend? Heh heh heh heh.”

“Operating in my sector, Friend? Time to pay the idiot tax.”

“I think I have something of yours? AHAHAHAHA!”

“Yoink! What was yours is now mine. Bye-bye.”


After revealing a Requiem

“Bravo. You’re getting closer. I really thought you’d be on me by now.”

“You’re getting waaaar-merrr.”

“We’re one step closer to meeting face-to-face. I’m so excited.”

“Take all the time you want, Tenno. I’m just getting stronger.”


When fighting in mission

(when spawning) “Friend! It’s been too long.”

(when spawning) “Friend, Friend, Friend. We keep meeting like this.”

(when spawning) “Found you!”

(when spawning) “Wakey, wakey!”

(when spawning) “I am the hunter, you are the prey. That’s how this works! Questions?”

“I think they’re scared. Comrades, are they scared? I think they’re scared.”

“Naughty, naughty.”

“Nice helmet. I’ll use it to serve dip.”

“You can’t kill me if you keep hitting me in the bits I’ve had replaced.”

“Oh no you don’t. Get back here and take what’s coming to you.”

“So, I can do violent and messy, or messy and violent. Any preferences?”

(if the Tenno is downed) “Oops, did I do that?”

(if the Tenno is downed) “Having a little trouble, I see?”

(if the Tenno is downed) “Did you trip?”

(if the Tenno is downed) “Please, Friend? Tell me that’s not all you got.”

(if the Tenno is killed) “You folded up like a dead man’s spine, didn’t ya?”

(if the Tenno is killed) “Now you know how it feels, Friend.”

(if the Tenno is killed) “Ugh, nasty.”


Using a correct Requiem

“Oh. I can taste my spleen. That’s not good.”

“Thank you… for keeping this… interesting.”

“Easy come, easy go.”

“I’m just going to come back as somethin’ even more horrible.”


Using an incorrect Requiem

“I’m growing in power, Friend. Stop me if you can. While you still can.”

“Oh, Tenno. I’m a whole new me.”

“Every day in every way I just get better and better.”

“Oh, YES!”

“Better, stronger… cuter. You behold the Queens’ number one son.”

(when reaching max rank) “I told you I was unstoppable. Now you’ll see what a fully evolved Kuva Lich can do.”

(when reaching max rank) “You should have stopped me when you had a chance. Now I’m top of the food chain. And you’re lunch.”


Fleeing

“You won’t get rid of me that easily. I’ll be back, Tenno! Oh, I’ll be back!”

“Hahahaha. Ta ta, Tenno.”

“Until next time, friend.”

“Ugh. For the love of… Fine. Lich out.”

“Won’t lie, this literally always hurts.”


If the Lich causes the Tenno to fail the mission

“Oh, Tenno. You left something behind. I think it was your dignity.”

“Know your limitations, friend. But I appreciate how difficult that must be, given you have so many of them.”

“Hahahaha! Ha! That look! The look on your dumb dead face! Ahahahahahaha!”


Final confrontation in Saturn Proxima

(when the Tenno approaches the capital ship) “Friend! I’ve been waiting so long.”

(when the Tenno boards the capital ship) “What is this? Baby’s First Vendetta?”

(while the Tenno traverses the ship) “Ugh. This one again.”

(when the Tenno arrives for the final confrontation) “Ten-Oh. That’s my inevitable score, meatsack.”

(when the Tenno arrives for the final confrontation) “97 hits. Me hitting you, you hitting the floor, then me hitting you 95 more times.”


Vanquished

“Well, fair’s fair. HUKKK!”

“You win some, you lose some HORKK!”

“Oh, come on— AAAGH!”


Converted

“If the Queens ever find out, I’m dead meat, but… deal.”

“A smart choice, worm… I-I mean ‘Friend’.”

“Sure, Friend, why not? No hard feelings?”


When assisting

“Here to help! And you thought I’d betray you. Heh.”

“Let’s get started. I need to work off some of this tube weight.”

“Enemies! Prepare to be hammered in your reproductive organs!”

“Never fear, your right-hand Grineer is here.”

(when leaving) “Til next time, Friend.”

(when leaving) “Well, that was fun.”

(when leaving) “Now that we’re warmed up, what was next?”

(when leaving) “I can hear the survivors screaming in terror. Hilarious.”

(if killed) “You win some, you lose some.”


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.

“This void-forsaken place… is… an abomination… AND I CAN’T STOP ITCHING!”

“Bugs in my ARMOUR! This thing’s airtight! HOW? AAGH!”

Always Hungry

Unique dialogue; no observed behaviour.

“Spreading terror certainly builds up an appetite.”

“Mmm… mmm. Tastes better than victory.”

Bloodhound

Unique dialogue if the Tenno turns invisible.

“Either I need to swab out my pits, or… [sniffs] there’s a Tenno in here.”

[sniffs] Theeeere you are….”

Coward

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

“I can see, I’m outmatched. Good day, Tenno!”

“Well, I don’t remember you being quite so potent. Running away!”

Deserter

Can randomly attempt to flee after a Thrall is killed while speaking unique dialogue.

“Wait… if you can kill an Eximus… then… conceivably… you could kill… me? RUN!”

“Troops! Hold them off while I go for reinforcements! For the Queens!”

Fear of Being Alone

Unique dialogue if there are no supporting troops.

“Uhh… I appear to be in this fight… alone. Could we possibly reschedule?”

“Come on, Tenno. Me, by myself? That’s hardly a fair fight. Be a good sport.”

Fear of Children

Unique dialogue if the Tenno uses their Operator form.

“Agh! Furious children! Coming for meee! This is just like that dream I had!”

“Ugh… brats… sticky hands and… shrieking voices! Stay away!”

Fear of Heights

Unknown behaviour.

“Too high. Too high!”

“Last person I saw jump from this height exploded like a bag of soup! I got to get away, now!”

Fear of Kubrow

Unique dialogue if the Tenno has a kubrow companion.

“Good doggie… GOOD DOGGIE! AAAAGH!”

“Good kubrow. Who’s a good kubrow? Back. Back! GET BACK YOU MUTT!”

Fear of Space Travel

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

“Space. Spaaace! Limitless… void! Crushing existential dread! Get it together, Lich….”

“I hate space. If I wanted to be crushed by infinite meaninglessness I’d read your diary.”

Hatred of Children

Unique dialogue if the Tenno uses their Operator form.

“Come here, you little worm. Time for a spanking.”

“Oh, kids! I hate kids.”

Hatred of Corpus

Unique dialogue when spawning on Corpus tilesets.

“Oh, hey! Corpus! How’s it going, pencil necks? RAAAA!”

“Excuse me one moment, Friend. I have Corpus bugs to squash!”

Hatred of Infested

Unique dialogue when spawning on Infested tilesets.

“FESTERING. WRITHING. FILTH. DIE!”‘ 

“Infested. I hate Infested. RAAAA!”

Loner

Unique dialogue if there are no supporting troops.

“Finally just us. Those others were just holding me back.”

“One-on-one. Just how I like it.”

Paranoid

Prone to attacking allied troops while speaking unique dialogue.

“I’ve heard the muttering… the scheming… the plotting behind my back. I know. Oh, I know….”

“Men: sure, I may be paranoid… but that doesn’t mean EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU ISN’T BACKSTABBING SCUM!”

Prone to Vertigo

Avoids stairways and catwalks.

“Oh, my sense of balance is the worst.”

“Ah, my dignity.”

Pyromaniac

Unique dialogue if the Tenno is on fire.

“Burn. BURN. BURN!!!”

“You are gonna light up like a little girl seeing her first Pobber.”

Trophy Hunter

Unknown behaviour.

“You are a fine trophy, Tenno. But, this particular beast has caught my eye.”

“All right, you won’t understand, but I have to add that critter to my collection. Let’s put this on hold for five minutes.”

Vain

Unique dialogue; no observed behaviour.

“Loo-king GOOD.”

“I’m either loved or hated… just because I’m so beautiful.”


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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