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"Leave it to me."

— Emmett Graves

Emmett Graves is the main protagonist of Starhawk and a playable DLC [1] character in -Stars Battle Royale. Emmett's in-game rivals are Kat & Dusty.



Exposed to the invaluable but dangerous Rift Energy during an attack by the Outcasts, Emmett protects mining operations from the same marauders, helping them meet their Rift quotas. Outfitted with a special regulator which keeps him from completing his transformation into an Outcast, he’s become a gun for hire, utilizing a variety of weaponry and support structures to out-maneuver and defeat his enemies.


  • Starhawk



Emmett Intro

"Rift Energy. It's what makes the whole galaxy go around. Makes some people lots of money. Makes other people... different. Get too close to it, and it'll change you. Took my brother, Logan. Turned him into the Outlaw and then... into something worse. Almost took me, too. But I got it under control, mostly. I can use it, try not to let it use me. Some days are better than others. Now I hear talk of something stronger. Just rumors, maybe a myth. But what if it isn't? If it's as powerful as they say it is.... Well, let's just say I've got a lot of work to do."

— Emmett Graves' monologue


Name: Kat & Dusty Icon KatGR

Emmett vs Kat
Emmett walks across the rival stage with his Kinetic Rifle wondering if there is anyone around and demanding them to show themselves. Kat then descends from the wall of the stage, which leads Emmett to ask how she can do that. Kat states that she has no memory of how she got her powers. Emmett then states that she is dangerous in which she replies that she is only trying to help people. Emmett takes this as her wanting more power, in which Kat states she never wanted this power in the first place, and is going to use it to stop monsters like him. Emmett then threatens her that "she better try to keep her feet on the ground, and he'll try not to drop a building on her." They begin the battle.


Emmett: Alright. Whoever you are... Show yourself.

(Kat descends from the walls.)

Emmett: Mind telling me how you did that?

Kat: I wish I knew! I... I don't remember...

Emmett: People like you, who don't know what you're doing... you're dangerous.

Kat: Dangerous! I'm trying to help people!

Emmett: 'Just trying to help.' Yeah, I hear that a lot, too. Power feels good though, right? Soon, that's all you're gonna want... more power.

Kat: I never wanted this power in the first place! But since I've got it, I'm going to use this to save people from monsters... like you?

(Emmett points his Kinetic Rifle at Kat)

Emmett: Knew it would come to this. You keep your feet on the ground, girlie, and I'll try not to drop a building on you.


Emmett Ending

"Stories turned out to be true. The energy those people were looking for... it's like nothing I've seen before. Most of 'em couldn't handle it. I guess Cutter's regulator helped me. Or maybe I just got lucky. Either way, it's in me now, too. I can feel it mixing with the Rift energy, just itching to get out. Sooner or later I'm gonna let it out. And God help anyone in my way when I do."

— Emmett Graves' monologue

Quotes and Taunts


  • Come And Get It - Beckons and says "Who wants some?"
  • Deadshot - Twirls his handgun around, while saying "Guess you like to learn things the hard way".
  • A Man's Man - Adjusts his pants, saying "You're dust!" and spits on the ground.


  • When Selected
    • "I'm on the job!"
    • "Good choice!"
    • "I'll take the job."
  • Prematch
    • "Leave it to me!"
    • "This is gonna be over real quick."
    • "Time to meet that quota."
  • Dropping Bunkers
    • "Drop it, Cutter!"
    • "Oh yeah!"
    • "Drop the guns!"
    • Haha!
    • Whoo!
  • Item Pickup
    • "Thanks, Cutter."
    • "All right!"
    • "Here we go!"
    • "Can't hurt."
    • "Geared up."
    • "It's mine now."
    • "Whatever I can get."
    • "Right tool for the job."
    • "Now we're talking."
    • "Almost as good as Cutter's gear."
    • "Look what I've found."
    • "Now that's what I'm talking about."
    • "I'm bringing pain now."
    • "This will work."
    • "It's no Hawk, but it'll do."
    • "Can't find another like this in the outer Spur."
    • "Don't mind if I do."
    • "Nice!"
  • Successful KO:
    • "Stay down!"
    • "That was for White Sands."
    • "Nothin' personal, you just had to go!"
    • "I'd hate to be you right now!"
    • "Had enough yet?"
    • "Guess you like to learn things the hard way."
    • "Better you than me."
    • "Headshot!"
    • "Oh yeah!"
    • "See ya."
    • "Who's the Scab now?"
    • "That had to hurt."
    • "Another one down."
    • "Another one bites the dust!"
    • "OK, who's next?"
    • "Ashes to ashes."
    • "Got it between the eyes!
    • "Eat it!"
    • "You're dust!"
    • "That's how to go wild!"
    • "That should earn some good pay."
    • "Heh! Too easy!"
    • "Fight my way out of here!"
    • "Yeah, it better be you."
    • "Easy monk."
    • "Dead on."
    • "Got 'em!"
  • Respawns
    • "Nice shot. Now it's my turn."
    • "Surprise, Scabs."
    • "I don't get paid enough for this."
    • "Who wants some?"
    • "Nice try, but not nice enough."
    • "Damn!"
    • "Not bad."
    • "Failure ain't an option."
    • "You just made things personal."
    • "Area still unsecured."
    • "Let's get to work."
    • "I may take a lickin', but I'd keep on kickin'!"
    • "This fight ain't over!"
    • "Thought I'd drop back in."
    • "Leave it to me."
    • "No quitting till the job's done!"
    • "I ain't scared of you!"
    • "Back on the clock."
    • "I'm moving up."
    • "Your luck just ran out."
    • "It's gonna take more than that to take me out!"
    • "Enjoy it while it lasts."
    • "Where's Cutter when you need them?"
    • "What you gonna do now?"
    • "A bit smarter that an average Scab, aren't ya?"
    • "That's the last shot you gotta get on me."
    • "Time to collect."

Intros and Outros


  • The Drop: A pod drops down, which it then explodes, revealing Emmett inside carrying a rifle, and he says "Leave it to me."
  • Locked and Loaded: Emmett twirls and holsters his pistol, saying, "This will be over real quick."
  • The Merc is Here: Emmett walks forward with his rifle in hand and says, "Time to meet that quota."
  • Who Wants Some?: Emmett inspects his knife, then readies it for battle.

Winning Screen

  • Time to Get Paid: Emmett twirls his pistol.
  • Bullseye: Emmett blows on the barrel of his pistol.
  • Right Tool For the Job: Emmett lounges on a Hawk with his rifle.
  • Freefire: Emmett sprays a series of rifle shots into the air.

Losing Screen

  • If using Time to Get Paid: Emmett kicks the ground in anger.
  • If using Bullseye: Emmett shoves his fist into his hand in anger.
  • If using Right Tool For the Job: Emmett turns his back to the camera and folds his arms.
  • If using Freefire: Emmett sits on his gun, looking down in disappointment.

Result Screen

Win: Stands holding gun over his shoulder.

Lose: Has back to the screen.

Victory Music

Just Business (unlocked at rank 4)

Just Business
Rift Reaping (unlocked at rank 45)
Rift Reaping



Emmett's default appeance

Emmet finalb

Hired Gun

Emmett's unlockable, unlocked at Level 10, based on his space gear.

  • Black shirt and scarf, light brown pants and shoes, dark brown leg-guards, white neckwear
  • Green shirt and scarf, brown pants and shoes, black leg-guards, white neckwear
  • Orange shirt and scarf, beige pants and shoes, brown leg-guards, white neckwear
  • Light grey shirt and scarf, white pants and shoes, gray leg-guards, black neckwear


Emmett's brother, Logan Graves (also known as Outlaw), available as downloadable content.

  • Default Light brown armor and pants
  • Red armor and pants
  • Black armor and pants
  • White armor and pants


  • Emmet's look for PlayStation All-Stars
  • Emmet using the Rocket Grenade
  • Emmet using the Shotgun Mine
  • Emmet's Intro
  • Emmett's Reveal
  • Kat and Emmett fighting on Fearless
  • Art Work By Takashi MatsubaraGo to Takashi Matsubara Blog
  • Art Work By Takashi MatsubaraGo to Takashi Matsubara Blog



  • Emmett is the first DLC character along with Kat & Dusty.
  • Emmett and Kat are the only DLC characters that were announced before All-Stars was even released.
  • This game marks Emmett's first appearance on a handheld.
  • Emmett has a titled intro that is similar to Jak's, which is Lock 'N Loaded. The only difference between the two titles is that Emmett's is spelled 'and'.
  • Emmett and Sackboy are the only characters with 3 different Level 1 Supers (in Sackboy's case, it's chosen randomly, and in Emmett's case, it is depending on the current weapon he's armed with).
  • In IGN's Pre-Alpha footage, Emmett is seen firing 3 Shotgun Rift shots: downward diagonal-front-upward diagonal.
  • His Level 3 Super has a high expectation of scoring possibly 9 kills when used correctly.
  • Emmet is one of two characters whose Level 3 can have a mech, the other being Sweet Tooth.
  • Emmett is the most recently created character on the roster, with his only game being out since May 2012.
  • Emmett is the first character whose franchise was represented before he was even released. Even before Emmett's release, Starhawk has been represented by the Outcast Sweet Tooth Costume and the LR-3 Railgun.
  • Emmett, Radec, Ratchet, and Sackboy are the only characters who focus heavily on long range.
  • Emmett's Rifter Knife is based on Warhawk' Knife attack.
  • Emmett is the only English-speaking character whose rival doesn't speak English.
    • It is currently unknown how he is able to understand Kat's language.
  • Emmett is the first playable character that is from a African-American heritage.
    • Coincidentally, he was released during Black History Month (February).
  • His main menu background is Rift energy.
    • Debuting as a DLC character along with Kat at Update 1.07, it plays a Medium-typed menu theme. When it's Update 1.10, it changed to Darkest-typed menu theme.
  • Emmett is one of five characters who has an alternate costume that is a different character, the others being Kratos, Jak, Radec and Sackboy.
    • Emmett is also one of two characters who's alternate costume is their brother, the other being Kratos.
  • Nariko and Emmett Graves are the only characters in the game who have only had one game of their respective franchises.
  • Emmett's "Just Business" victory music is based on the last part of "Emmett's Theme" track in Starhawk.
  • Emmett's "Rift Reaping" victory music is based on the last part of "Homeworld" track which is also the main theme in Starhawk.


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