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The Fundamentals
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"The Fundamentals" mission completion screen
Quest

Learn the Rules...

Quest Objective

Learn the Basics

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? marked, ? minimum kills

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"The Fundamentals" is the fourth mission in Saints Row IV.

Let's see how things work here.
— Quest description

Description Edit

After being placed in Virtual Steelport, Kinzie Kensington patches her up in the audio system to stay in touch with The Protagonist to help latter escape the simulation and get back to Earth.

The Protagonist buys a gun from Friendly Fire only to be found by the ZPD. They kill dispatched officers and destroy a Flashpoint before fleeing to Kinzie's "Inner Sanctum".

Gameplay Edit

Steal car

As soon as the mission starts, get in a nearby Solar or any other vehicle.

Access HUB menu

Open the HUB.

Go to Map

Open the Map menu.

Set GPS at Friendly Fire

Set a waypoint to Salander Friendly Fire.

Exit HUB menu

Close the menu.

Go to Friendly Fire

Drive to Friendly Fire.

Enter Friendly Fire

Enter the building.

Go shopping

Open the store menu.

Purchase weapon

Purchase any of 3 available weapons in the store: the Heavy Pistol, the Heavy SMG and the Pump-Action Shotgun.

Purchase upgrade

Purchase any upgrade for any of the weapons.

Exit store

Leave the store.

Kill police

Three ZPD units arrive and attack, leaving the area without killing them fails the mission.

Go to Flashpoint

Go to Flashpoint in west Brickston.

Destroy Flashpoint

Kill all Zin soldiers there to take over the Flashpoint.

Flee to Kinzie's

Go to Kinzie's Warehouse to complete the mission.


Rewards Edit

  • Vehicle Delivery Hack unlocked

Trivia Edit

  • It is impossible to access the HUB before Kinzie says to do so, although it was available during the previous 3 missions.
  • It is impossible to open the door to the target Friendly Fire store before setting the GPS, although other locations can be entered.
  • Although the GPS route takes The Protagonist right past another Friendly Fire, which can be entered and shopped at, in order for the mission to continue only the designated store may be used.
  • It is not possible to pick up dropped weapons before completing the "Go Shopping" objective
  • While shopping at Friendly Fire during this mission, The Protagonist is invincible.
  • After reaching Friendly Fire and triggering the "Go Shopping" objective, it is possible to buy a gun at a different Friendly Fire to trigger the next part of the mission, and instantly fail it due to leaving the area.
    • Any weapon already equipped is removed upon accessing Friendly Fire during the "Go Shopping" objective.
    • While shopping as part of the mission, the "Access Gateway Weapons" option is missing, and the Quickshot Pistol and Rapid-Fire SMG are temporarily unavailable, although they are available at other times during the mission.
  • During this mission, the Vehicle Customization prompt does not appear when driving a Vehicle into Rim Jobs, but it is possible to repair a damaged vehicle, which automatically adds it to the Garage, and it is then possible to enter Vehicle Customization from the Rim Jobs menu.
  • The Protagonist asks Kinzie about "changing out of these ridiculous clothes" regardless of whether the clothes have already been changed.
  • The objective "Set GPS at "Friendly Fire" is fulfilled when any waypoint is set.
  • Before completing the "Go Shopping" objective, it is impossible to gain any Notoriety.
  • The mission shares similarities with "We're Going to Need Guns" from Saints Row: The Third: both missions require stealing a car (Neuron in Saints Row: The Third and any vehicle in Saints Row IV), use Cellphone/HUB, go and purchase weapons at Friendly Fire and fight different enemies (SNG in Saints Row: The Third and the ZPD with the Zin in Saints Row IV).
  • Completing this mission leaves The Protagonist free to explore.

Transcript Edit

Gameplay Edit

The Protagonist - Female 1: "Well, that was different. Now where am I--"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "What is this? Where have I landed?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Head's spinning. Where on God's green Earth--"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Whoa, head rush. Where am I--"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "The fuck am I now?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Blimey. Where am I--"
Nolan North: "Whoa, head rush. Where am I--"
Kinzie: "Come in President, can you hear me?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Oh, I hear you, all right, only HOW am I hearing you, considering I don't have a phone?!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Oui, I hear you perfectly. But how precisely AM I hearing you, since I have no phone?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Course I hear you! Which is kinda freaking me out since I don't have a phone."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Yeah I can hear you. And how the hell AM I hearing you, I don't have a phone on me?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Yeah I hear you. Wanna tell me HOW I hear you, since I don't got a phone?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Yes, luv. But how, since I don't have my mobile with me?"
Nolan North: "Yeah I can hear you. And how the hell AM I hearing you, I don't have a phone on me?"
Kinzie: "I just patched myself into your simulation and projected my voice through the audio system. You should be able to hear me from anywhere. And you don't have to yell."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Okay, cause you chattering in my skull isn't annoying... Kinzie, I'm unarmed. Get me out now."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Of course, because this is all so normal... Kinzie, I am unarmed. How quickly can you get me out?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Great, you're just a voice in my head, that's way more reassuring. Look, Kinzie, I ain't armed. How 'bout getting me out?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Okay, cause that's not a little creepy... Kinzie, I'm unarmed here. How about getting me out?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Right, cause that's not all messed up... Kinzie, I ain't strapped. How about getting me out?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Right, because I love voices in me head... Kinzie, I'm unarmed here. Kindly show me the exit?"
Nolan North: "Okay, cause that's not a little creepy... Kinzie, I'm unarmed here. How about getting me out?"
Kinzie: "I can't do that until I back-trace your signal to your physical body. Until then, you're stuck there so you might wanna go buy a gun."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Great. Retail therapy at Friendly Fire."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "*sigh* Time to visit Friendly Fire."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Shoot. Is Friendly Fire open?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Right. Friendly Fire it is."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Aw, hell. Friendly Fire time."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Brilliant. So I'm off to Friendly Fire."
Nolan North: "Right. Friendly Fire it is."
— "Mission Start"


The Protagonist - Female 1: "Shit, where's the nearest store again?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Merde, where is the nearest location?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "And where the nearest one's at?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Shit, where's the nearest store again?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Is there one open near here?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Can't recall where the nearest one is."
Nolan North: "Shit, where's the nearest store again?"
Kinzie: "*sigh* Set your GPS from the map in your HUB."
The Protagonist: "HUB?"
Kinzie: "It's like a digital information pad. You know, like those mobile devices all the kids have these days."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Awesome, can I update my status on it?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Très bien. Does it pick up satellite radio?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Can it give arts and crafts ideas?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Cool, can I play games on it?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Tight. Does it get porn?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Nice. Can it send Zinyak a snapshot of my arse?"
Nolan North: "Cool, can I play games on it? Ha! I don't play games. Can I get porn?"
Kinzie: "No."
— "Set GPS"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "You ARE getting me out of here, right?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "You will extract me from here, yes?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Can you get me out of here yet, Kinzie?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "You... you will be able to get me out of here, right?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "You're gonna get me outta here, right?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "You are getting me out of here, right?"
Nolan North: "So, you will be able to get me out of here, right?"
Kinzie: "Eventually. I'm still trying to figure out the Zin systems. Basic hacks like hooking into the audio system isn't hard. Trying to disconnect you and find your body, that's a bit more involved."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "And getting me into some decent clothes isn't a "basic hack"?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "And changing me out of this ridiculous ensemble is not a "basic hack"?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "And is getting me some decent clothes a "basic hack"?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "And changing me out of these ridiculous clothes isn't a "basic hack"?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "And getting me out of this dumbass outfit ain't a "basic hack"?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "And shedding these ridiculous clothes isn't a "basic hack"?"
Nolan North: "Hey, what about getting me out of this fucking sweater vest? How hard is that?"
Kinzie: "On my list of priorities, that doesn't even make my top five hundred."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "If you were wearing this you'd make this a priority."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Easy for you to say if you are not wearing it."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Honey, if you were wearing this you'd already be changed."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "If you were wearing this I'm sure you'd up that priority."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "If you were wearing this you'd make it number one."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "If you had to wear this you'd sing a different tune."
Nolan North: "If you were wearing this I'm sure you'd up that priority."
Kinzie: "If I was wearing that, I'd be asking you to shoot me in the head."
— "Drive to FF"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "What's that big dome supposed to be?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Curious. What is that red dome?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "What's up with that big ol' dome?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "What the hell is that big dome?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "S'up with that big dome?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Is that glowing dome something important?"
Nolan North: "What the hell is that big dome?"
Kinzie: "Hmmm, not sure. I'll have to look into that."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Place is crawling with Zinyak's goons."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Apparently, Zinyak's people are all over the city."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Zinyak's goons are all over this place."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Zinyak put his people all over the city here."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "This town's crawlin' with Zinyak's crew."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Zinyak's soldiers are everywhere."
Nolan North: "Zinyak put his people all over the city here."
Kinzie: "From what I can see a lot's been taken over by the Zin. There's alien technology everywhere."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "You're enjoying this, aren't you?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "And you find this entertaining?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Don't tell me you're enjoying this."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Oh, you gotta be enjoying this."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "You gettin' off on this, Kinzie?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "And you think it's the dog's bollocks?"
Nolan North: "You gotta be enjoying this."
Kinzie: "Just a little."
— "See Hotspot"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Do you think the entire White House was leveled?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Tell me, Kinzie, was the White House destroyed utterly?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "You think the whole White House got destroyed?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Do you think the whole White House was destroyed?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "You think the whole damn White House got flattened?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Do you expect the entire White House was demolished?"
Nolan North: "Do you think the whole White House was destroyed?"
Kinzie: "I don't know. Maybe. Why?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "I was thinking we should get Ultor to rebuild it. Maybe have it seal up if there's an attack. Maybe transform into a giant tank..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "I was considering a grand renovation. Tastefully reinforced walls, decorative yet functional missile turrets... Maybe a flounce around the bed."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "I was thinking if we have to rebuild we could throw a few more columns in, plant magnolias --more of an antebellum look?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "I was thinking if it was we could get Ultor to rebuild it. Add more defenses, more weapons, a few underground jet hangars..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Just thinking: maybe we could get Ultor to rebuild it. Thicker walls, more guns, an underground jet hangar..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I just thought we should rebuild it as the ultimate crib -- steel walls, surface to air missiles, swimming pool with a bar you can swim up to..."
Nolan North: "I was thinking if it was we could get Ultor to rebuild it. Add more defenses, more weapons, a few underground jet hangars... maybe some air hockey."
Kinzie: "Are you serious?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Could use some more stripper poles in the bedrooms, too."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Perhaps a few more stripper poles in the boudoir?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "How 'bout some more stripper poles in the bedrooms?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Hell, maybe a few more stripper poles in the bedrooms."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Hell, maybe more stripper poles in the bedrooms."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "... And more stripper poles in the bedrooms to boot."
Nolan North: "Hell, maybe a few more stripper poles in the bedrooms. Am I right? I am right."
Kinzie: "More? You already had "some" stripper poles?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "It was my first executive order."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "I work out on one. You think this ass happens all by itself?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Killer cardio, Kinzie. You should try it."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "I had one installed like the first day I was in office."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Shit, I had one put in my first day in office."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "You say that like it's a bad thing."
Nolan North: "I had one installed like the first day I was in office. Heh heh. Love the poles."
Kinzie: "Wow..."
— "Drive to FF 2nd Convo"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Is Zinyak seriously going to let me buy weapons here?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Zinyak's just going to let me waltz in and buy a gun?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Shouldn't I get someone else to do this for me?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Uh, are we sure buying guns is something I'm allowed to do here?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "How sure are we that I'm allowed to buy guns here?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Seems a bit risky, me in a gun store. You sure they'll sell to me?"
Nolan North: "Are we sure buying guns is something I'm allowed to do here?"
Kinzie: "I don't know, do you remember how to shop for yourself or did being President make you too good for that?"
— "Arriving at FF"
Kinzie: "Hope you got something useful, cause the cops are swarming your location."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Time to remind them of the Second Amendment."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Have they not heard of the Second Amendment?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Aw, dammit. Ain't they never heard of the Second Amendment?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Uh, haven't they heard of the Second Amendment?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I got my Second Amendment rights."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I have a Second Amendment right to--"
Nolan North: "What, are they liberals? Haven't they heard of the Second Amendment?"
Kinzie: "Zinyak's running this place, I don't think the Constitution holds any weight here."
— "Cops Arrive"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "And now, what? I keep my head down until you can pull me out of here?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "So now what? I try to act inconspicuous until you can free me from here?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Now what, sugar? You expect me to keep my head low till you pull me out?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "So now what? I just keep my head down until you can pull me out of this place?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "What now, Kinzie? I just keep it on the down-low till you pull me outta this place?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "What next? You expect me to lie low till you find a way to free me?"
Nolan North: "So now what? I just keep my head down until you can pull me out of this place?"
Kinzie: "Not yet, there's a Zin patrol close to you that'll need to be cleared out before that happens. That is, if the President's up for killing a few more aliens."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Actually, Miss Press Secretary, that's your best suggestion since I got here.."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "S'il vous plait, Madame Press Secretary, that sounds delightful."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Miss Press Secretary, that sounds delightful."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Why thank you, Miss Press Secretary, that sounds like a perfect idea."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Now that I'm strapped, I'm up for killin' ANYONE who helped put me here."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Capital idea, Madame Press Secretary."
Nolan North: "Why thank you, Miss Press Secretary, that sounds like a perfect idea."
Kinzie: "What can I say, I'm good at my job."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "If you were that good, I'd be out of here."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "You must be. You work for me and you are still alive."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Real humble, too."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "You're just not good at subtle."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "You're just not a people-person."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Thanks to your warm personality."
Nolan North: "You're just not good at subtle."
Kinzie: "True."
— "Head To Flashpoint"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Hey, assholes! You looking for me?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Hello, gentlemen. I believe you are looking for me?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "You're about to wish you never found me."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Hey guys, you looking for me?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Yo, motherfuckers. I'm right here."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Oy! You blokes looking for me?"
Nolan North: "Hey guys, you looking for me?"
Kinzie: "Just kill them and leave already."
— "Arrive at Flashpoint"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Okay, gotta get out of the spotlight now..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "That felt good. Now I go to ground."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Better lay low."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Okay, time to lay low for a bit."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Now it's time to lay low."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I'd say it's time to get off the street."
Nolan North: "Okay, time to lay low for a bit."
Kinzie: "Use my warehouse, it's not far."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Couldn't I just stay at a hotel instead?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Can I not book a room somewhere...?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Gotta be a decent hotel around. Something with a spa..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Ah, isn't there a nice hotel or something I can use instead?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "You can't just put me in a nice hotel or something?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Well, I wouldn't want to impose. At all."
Nolan North: "Warehouse? Isn't there a nice hotel around?"
Kinzie: "What's wrong with my inner sanctum?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Nothing, nothing. Not a thing."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Pardonnez moi, that is not how I meant it."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Aw, nothing, honey. Nothing at all."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Uh no, no, nothing. Nothing at all."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Chill, girl, I didn't mean nothing by it."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Did I say there was anything wrong?"
Nolan North: "Um, nothing. Nothing at all."
— "Head to Kinzies"


The Protagonist - Female 1: "Hate to tell you, Kinzie, but your stuff's all gone."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Oh, Kinzie, the place is completely empty."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Son of a bitch. None of your stuff's in here."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Umm, Kinzie, all your stuff's gone."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Uh, Kinzie, somebody cleaned this place out!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Oh, no. There's nothing here, Kinzie."
Nolan North: "Umm, Kinzie, all your shit's gone."
Kinzie: "What?!... Dammit! Zinyak removed all sign of the Saints from the simulation. That means..."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "We don't have ANY safe houses here..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "There's no safe houses at all in the city..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "There ain't a safe place for me anywhere..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "There's no more safe houses for the us in the city..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "We don't have a single safe house in town..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "This city isn't going to cut me ANY breaks."
Nolan North: "There's no more safe houses for the us in the city... Great! Fucking great."
Kinzie: "Right."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "So how do I fix that?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Then what is my next course of action?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "You mind telling me what I'm supposed to do now?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "So what do we do about that?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "What the hell am I supposed to do about that?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "So what am I meant to do about it?"
Nolan North: "So what do we do about that?"
Kinzie: "Hmmm, not sure yet. Though any help you can give with gathering information on systems in the simulation would be useful. I'll leave any tasks I have for you in the Quests section of your HUB."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Check. Anything else?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Understood. Any other advice?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Any last tips?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Got it. Anything else?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Right. Any more big ideas?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Right. I feel better already."
Nolan North: "Got it. Anything else?"
Kinzie: "Just hang in there, I promise I'll find a way to get you out."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Do it and I'll rename the Internet after you."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Do not delay."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Ain't like I have much choice."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "The sooner the better."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Don't drag your feet, girl."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Just try to be quick about it?"
Nolan North: "The sooner the better."
— "Enter Kinzies Warehouse"

Gallery Edit

  • Driving a Solar to Friendly Fire
  • Fighting ZPD officers
  • Cache awarded after completing the mission

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