Characters / Awesomenauts

Given the tone of the game, it shouldn't seem surprising that a wacky game should need some wacky personalities for players.

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    Froggy G 
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"Grandmaster Splash in the HOUSE!"

Voiced by Anthony Haynes

Straight out of the marsh pond ghetto's of planet Ribit IV comes the amphibious B.I.G., also known as Nate Frogg, but mostly known as Froggy G. Growing up in the baddest part of town, struggle and incarceration surrounded Froggy from an early age. Taking part in his first swim-by shoot out as a tadpole, Froggy seemed destined for a life of crime and prison.

After a bloody gang war with the neighbouring Toad-unit posse ended in a 5 year jail sentence, Froggy G vowed to end his gangsta ways. Instead, Froggy G started earning his keep as a beatboxing streetdancer and rapper, hoping to be picked up by a major record label. Unfortunately, his tracks, titled "Pond Pimpin'", "Froggin' dirty", and "Motherfrogger bounce!" didn't earn him much.

In order to make some money, and then make some mo', Froggy G became a hired gun. Combining his shoot-out experiences with lethal watery dance-moves and beatboxing techniques, Froggy G now spins and dashes across intergalactic battlefields, droppin foo's left and right with his fishgun, hoping to make some money to take his momma out of the hood.

His current skins are Grandmaster Splash, Pimpy G, and Digital G.

    Sheriff Lonestar 
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Voiced by Anthony Haynes (Lonestar), Anthony Sardinha (The Loninator premium skin)

At the heart of the milky way lies the Bovinion system, ruled by a semi-intelligent cow-like species. Although technologically advanced to an acceptable level, these Bovinions have maintained a tribal form of society for several thousands of years. Until recent years, an age-old custom in this society was to scare young Bovinian calves with boogeyman stories about a scary cowboy. Naughty Bovinion calves would, as the story went, be caught by this cowboy's unrelenting lasso.

Recently, a wealthy Bovinian visionary opened up a park where visitors would come to see a genetically re-engineered cowboy in action. But disaster struck and the cowboy escaped his cage. Before the Bovinions could react, the cowboy had wrangled the entire park staff. Terror shook the Bovinion civilization as the cowboy started to wrangle every single Bovinion on the planet! Suddenly the Bovinions found themselves out of their cities and wrangled into herds on green meadows by the whisky-drinking, bucket-spitting, yeeehaawing horror.

Once the entire Bovinian civilization had been wrangled, the cowboy, naming himself Sheriff Lonestar, rode a rocketship into the sunset, his job complete. Now Sheriff Lonestar fights as a mercenary in the robot wars, combining his awesome cowboy-powers with high tech weaponry to earn some solar to spend on whisky and cigars.

His current skins are Officer Lonestar, Private Mels, and The Loninator.

  • A Load of Bull: Summons a Hyper Bull to run down the lane.
  • Action Bomb: His Bull Charger item causes his Hyper Bull to explode upon death.
  • Area of Effect: His dynamite and, after an upgrade, his hyper-bull.
  • Bald of Awesome: Falling causes the cowboy's hat to fly up, revealing his shining dome.
    • Due to an oversight, his bald spot is gone in his reworked sprite.
  • Cowboy Cop: Officer Lonestar. LITERALLY!
  • Cigar-Fuse Lighting: With the dynamite.
  • Cowboy: IN SPACE! One that's been genetically engineered in the image of a boogeyman on a planet of cow people, no less!
  • Curse Cut Short: He can respond to dying with a "Son of a! Ahhhhhh!"
  • Double Jump: In the form of rocket boots. Can be upgraded to a triple-jump.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Guess what his "An extra stick!", Missile, and Another Missle! items give you. Still dunno? Another stick of dynamite thrown onto his Dynamite throw skill, a slow-reloading missile added to his Blaster attacks, and another slow-reloading missile added to his Blaster attacks.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He was created by basically intelligent cows to be a living boogeyman... him wrangling them all wasn't exactly unexpected in hindsight (though it only happened after he escaped).
  • Hard Light: The hyper-bull.
  • Humans Are Average
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Depending on the items he's using, he's easily capable of sustaining, fast lane-clearing, turret-razing, harassing from afar, or even bursting and ganking enemies. His health is middle-line and his movement speed is rather low, but buying his Rocket boots provides a source of uniquely-exceptional mobility. His Dynamite throw is a good source of damage while his Hyper Bull's innate utility is excellent for helping himself or allies out of trouble.
    • Helpfully, he's also the game's tutorial character.
  • Knock Back: One of the best users of it, via the Hyper-Bull.
  • Most Writers Are Writers: His Super breed 2.0 item has a flavour description befitting of a video game patch.
  • The Other Darrin: Anthony Haynes couldn't return to voice The Loninator, so he was replaced by Anthony Sardinha.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Well, he WAS supposed to look like a cow's version of the boogeyman.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: His dynamite.
  • Wild West

    Leon Chameleon 
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"Viva la chameleon!"

Voiced by Olivier Thijssen

Leon's life is a life of crime, women, and borrowing without returning. He lost his arm in an unfortunate jeu de boules incident and spends most of his time smoothly escaping debt collectors. He found himself becoming the most wanted criminal on the planet after accidentally breaking into the bedroom of the prime minister’s wife, while looking for the wine cellar.

He knew no amount of charm could save him this time and planned his escape, which was eventually delayed because he refused to escape in anything else but a space yacht.

Leon joined the Awesomenauts for some quick cash, spending it on beautiful women and exquisite meals. In combat, he puts his natural reptile abilities to some good use and slices up his enemies with great precision. Combat is a form of art for this green gentleman.

His current skins are Mousquetaire Leon, Leon Pirate, Ghost Leon (Kickstarter exclusive), and Leon Legionnaire.

  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Taken Up to Eleven — his sword arm changes even in out-of-game artwork.
  • Artificial Limbs: As a Laser Blade, no less!
  • Back Stab: An upgrade allows him to do this. His cloaking ability can also be upgraded to do extra damage on the first attack that breaks the invisibility.
  • Chameleon Camouflage/Hollywood Chameleons: Leon's cloaking ability is natural and makes him pretty much invisible.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: His theme music suavely serenades you. The actual lyrics are basically nonsense.
  • Flynning: His alternate skin alters him to resemble a participant in this type of trope, to the point of replacing his laser sword with a foil.
  • Fragile Speedster: Leon can't take much damage, compounded by his reliance on close range combat. However, he's fast, making Hit-and-Run Tactics effective.
  • Glass Cannon: Being the game's assassin class, Leon can't take much damage, compounded by his reliance on close range combat. However, when he delivers in close-range combat, HE DELIVERS.
  • Invisibility Cloak: His cloak ability. However, status effects (such as slows or damage-over-time) can be applied to him before or after he uses it, which gives his position away.
  • Laser Blade: His primary means of attack.
  • Latin Lover: Well, French, but still.
    • The "lover" side of this trope is definitely reflected in his theme song.
  • Noodle Incident: How can one be dismembered by Jeu de Boulesnote , exactly?
  • Overly Long Tongue: Well, he is a chameleon.
  • Punny Name: Chameleon
  • Regenerating Health: Present in all chracters, but Leon deserves special mention for an upgrade that allows this while cloaked.
  • Self-Duplication: His cloak ability, which leaves a low-health duplicate in his place. With some upgrades and a healer on the team, they can become almost indistinguishable from the real Leon, with all the same upgrades and damage output of the original... aside from always, always, always running towards enemies.
  • Situational Damage Attack: An upgrade allows his regular attacks to deal extra damage from behind.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Ghost Leon playfully quips things like "I go unseen" or "Psst. Boo" when stealthing.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: His tongue attack pulls an opponent towards him. Well, unless you dodge it.

     The Scoop of Justice 
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"Prepare for 500 flavors of pain!"

Voiced by Anthony "Antfish" Sardinha

The Scoop of Justice or Scoop for short, is a brave Gelati knight. The Gelati are brilliant craftsmen famous for their delicious Castle Ice Cream. The gelatinous knights gather snow and ice from different planets and mix them with sweet candies and fruits. Although cocoa trees haven't been seen for ages and they are thought to be extinct, the Gelati see it as their holy duty to find a real piece of chocolate and create the ultimate flavour of ice cream: stracciatella.

On AI Station 205 the Awesomenauts are gathered to protect the universe from the dangerous 'Sisterhood of Coba'. The Sisterhood is planning an invasion from the Omicron dimension, using a space bridge in the eye of the space storm. Scoop was assigned by the lords of his house, the house of the triple scoop, to aid the Awesomenauts in protecting the universe from the new Omicron threat. Secretly Scoop also hopes to find a chocolate bar on one of Zork's vendor machines.

His current skins are Wraithlord Scoop and RoboScoop (Convention and giveaway exclusive).

    Gnaw 
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"Graahhhh, YUMMY TIME!"

Voiced by Martijn Thieme

Skroggle infestations have been reported on over a dozen planets. The highly adaptable Skroggle physiology allows them to thrive in almost any atmosphere. Skroggles are omnivorous and their bizarre metabolism enables them to vomit plant-like creatures that excrete volatile acidic spores.

Gnaw was taken from his home-planet as a Skroggle specimen by Kremzonian scientists. But Gnaw was not a beast that could be caged: his acid-breath melted his holding pen and Gnaw started to rampage through the science facility where he was held. No-one knows exactly what followed, but the facility was found 12 days later, abandoned, and overgrown with some sort of weird, toxic flora.

Gnaw was eventually noticed by a passing band of Amphibian cosmic bikerpirates. Gnaw was in need of some friends, and he was taken in by them, nurtured and trained to fight in black-market exotic-alien arena fights. Occasionally his masters sell Gnaw's "services" to any war general that is desperate enough to set loose the rabid, chitinous menace upon the battlefield.

His current skins are Bumblegnaw, Gnabot, and Gnariachi.

  • Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: He sometimes pronounces his name with a hard G (Guh-naw).
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Both Gnabot and Gnariachi aren't actually Gnaw. Gnabot is a robot from the even more distant future and Gnariachi is a mariachi player who was eaten by a Skroggle.
  • Big Eater: His weedlings require you "eat" things via biting them repeatedly with his basic attack to be able to use it and create more of them.
  • Expy: At a glance, he could be one of Kog'maw. Or a zergling.
    • Gnaw's abilities are near identical to that of Venomancer.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: His Gnariachi premium skin often slips into this.
  • Extreme Omnivore: His standard attack is a vicious bite, and his taunt involves threatening to eat the opponent.
  • Hollywood Acid: His breath and saliva, as well as the spores of the plants that he can summon.
  • Horde of Alien Locusts: He was one of them, prior to being captured.
  • Hulk Speak
    "Gnaw get gizmo!"
  • Life Drain: One of his upgrades lets his bite do this.
  • Master Poisoner: His basic attack and spit poison his enemies. In fact, nearly all of Gnaw's damage is applied over time. Doubles as a Weaksauce Weakness when fighting a team with lots of healing, as they can negate most of his deadliness.
  • Team Pet
  • Standard Status Effects: His bite and saliva cause a status similar to Poison. One of his upgrades also makes his spit cause Slow.
  • The Turret Master: His weedlings are organic turrets that can be placed anywhere, such as hidden spots and near health creatures.
  • Toilet Humor
    "I poop on you!"
    "Gnaw belly full, need to poop!"
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Gnaw's poison is very slow-acting despite dealing a large portion of his damage, so purchasing even the most basic health regeneration upgrades will negate post-fight deaths from poison.

    Raelynn 
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Voiced by Somayeh Foroushani

Raelynn loves big guns. After high school, she went straight into the E.L.F. army to fight against the invading robots, just before the first AI war.

She was trained by the best and excelled in long-range weaponry. Within a year, she was given the honor of joining an elite squad called the SkyHawks, where she met the love of her life: her Pulse rifle "Cuddles".

For years, they did covert missions together as a team to disrupt robot production and steal robot technologies. They were feared by all robots (well...the ones with emo-chips).

Until that one deep space mission to AI station 404 in the year 3009, where she ran into a robot ambush, and "Cuddles" was brutally taken away from her. Raelynn was put into cryo statis. Decades passed until a small mercenary team found her hidden on the planet. There she was rejoined with "Cuddles" and many warm 'hugs' were given that day to all robots on 404.

Her current skins are Ravishing Raelynn and Bionic Raelynn.

  • Action Girl
  • BFG: "Cuddles"
  • Boom, Headshot: One of her kill lines.
  • Cold Sniper: Mostly. She seems to feel affection for her gun, which she named "Cuddles"; occasionally she even says it needs a nap. Her marks, however...
  • Combat Stilettos: While she doesn't actually wear them in game, an old piece of flavour text said that she used to beat every other SkyHawk's time on the training courses while in high-heels. Also, her special boots are red stilettos with rockets attached.
    • Ravishing Raelynn actually wears some.
  • Crosshair Aware: Her Snipe ability creates a laser along where she's aiming it, so enemies know to scatter, move erratically, or take cover.
  • Curse Cut Short: Taking damage can have her "not" curse "Son of a..."
  • Eyepatch of Power: Though judging by her alternate skins, she still has both eyes.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: Downplayed; the universe is still more or less recognizable to her.
  • Gun Nut: The only thing she loves is her gun, "Cuddles".
  • I Broke a Nail: One of her lines when she teleports back to the spawn point.
  • I Call It "Vera": "Cuddles", her rifle.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Snipe has an insanely long range and instantly damages anything in its beam, but has a pretty long charge-up time that leaves Raelynn vulnerable. She's also not very good once Snipe's done, with an average and short-range basic attack and low health. Thankfully, Time Rift can protect her while Sniping and her special boots give her a massive speed-boost while out of combat.
  • One-Hit Polykill: The main point of her snipe skill.
  • Skunk Stripe
  • Token Human: Raelynn's the only seemingly unambiguously human 'Naut, but it doesn't slow her down any.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Presented in the same manner as a sniper rifle, but with the right kind of beam, nonetheless.
  • Waxing Lyrical: "Shot through the heart... and I'm to blame!"

    Ayla 
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"Sugar, spice, and everything DIES!"

Voiced by Ashly Burch

Ayla is a devious little girl. She comes from an old species called the Sadak, known for their great psychokinetic powers. Her parents were killed during the great Sevenelevian Coupon Wars and she was adopted by a sweet alien family.

The couple grew fearful, however, when suspicious things started happening around the house: evil drawings on the wall, weird sounds at night, and dead rapper frogs in the garden. When they finally figured out Ayla's "gifts" and dark sense of humor, they turned her over to the Sunny-daisy School of Social Re-adjustment.

A few short days and several fires later, she got transferred to a maximum security psychiatric ward where she went berserk and chose the nearest wall for her stage exit. Using her cute puppy-dog eye routine, she managed to hitchhike her way across the galaxy and ended up with the Awesomenauts who, after her tantrums left half the ship in ruins, couldn't wait to get her in a drop pod and away from their precious belongings. Still, she's a cherished member of the group, requiring only a gold-star sticker for her efforts on the field of battle!

Her current skins are Teddy Ayla, Shaolin Ayla, and Augmented Ayla.

  • Badass Adorable
  • Badass Family: She's Yoolip's granddaughter.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Has a teddy bear-themed skin.
  • The Berserker: Her Evil Eye does more damage the lower your health, and her Rage ability requires self-damage to use.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Her Rage ability drains her health while active, and shields her from incoming damage by a certain percentage.
  • Chained by Fashion: The handcuffs and chain leash are remnants from the failed attempt to keep her locked up. The latter is her basic attack weapon via Chain Pain.
  • Chain Pain: Her primary attack.
  • Child Soldier
  • Cute and Psycho: So very both.
  • Desperation Attack: Evil Eye increases in power as her health gets lower.
  • Difficult but Awesome: When used at low enough health, Evil Eye can be the second-most damaging attack in the game, and/or cause one of the most severe movement-speed slows in the game. However, you need to be at VERY low health to pull it off, making it incredibly risky.
    • One of her upgrades reduces the amount of health you need to be missing, but by a percentage shift.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: In addition to being Cute and Psycho, her items include macabre objects befitting harsh prisons and sociopaths, such as a toothbrush shank or prison guard's keys (with the guard's hand still holding onto them).
  • Eye Beams: Her Evil Eye shoots one.
  • Glass Cannon: She doesn't have that much health, but she hurts. A LOT. Her Rage ability lifesteals from enemies damaged by it and damages hard, but whenever used away from enemies, it drains her limited health.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom
  • Life Drain: Her Chain Whack has this effect.
  • Little Miss Badass
  • Power Floats: While using Rage, she can fly around in any direction, going through enemies.
  • Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": Most of her Evil Eye and kill lines involve her laughing madly.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: While on the red team.
  • Skill Gate Character: Her high DPS and mobility make her the bane of low-level players, making her capable of playing hit-and-run, or rather kill-and-run with ease, as well as avoiding attacks. She is, however, incredibly fragile and needs to stay close to her opponents to dish out the pain, making her very, very vulnerable to enemies who have Area of Effect burst (which is the great majority of the cast) and crowd control abilities that prevent her from escaping after an attack.
  • Shout-Out: Buying items can cause her to say "Shut up and take my money!" or "I want all the things!"
    • Also, when activating her Rage, she'll occasionally shout "Flame on!"
  • Skip of Innocence: Her method of moving, though she is anything but innocent.
  • Sphere of Power: Her Rage mode gives her one. Touching this causes the opponent to lose health quickly, healing her in the process. An upgrade makes the sphere bigger.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: She apparently has ship-smashing destructive tantrums. The other Awesomenauts prefer having her on the field of battle rather than anywhere near their effects.
  • There Was a Door: Now there's a door and a hole in the wall, the latter of which she escaped through.
  • Third Eye
  • Turns Red: Her Evil Eye causes her to do more damage the less health she has.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Incredibly high DPS, a very damaging and fast skill, good speed with the ability to fly, but she's very, very fragile, and having her movement obstructed, or being hit with burst damage will usually cripple her.
  • With My Hands Tied: Remains handcuffed most of the time, but easily pulls them apart when in Rage Mode.

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    Clunk 
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"Clunk all wound up and ready to go!"

Voiced by Martijn Thieme

Clunk is a robot suffering from anger management issues. He's saving up money to pay for therapy, but keeps losing it due to damage compensations. Originally created as part of a robot army built to combat an immensely powerful super villain terrorizing the outer star systems, Clunk found himself without a job when the villain accidentally died of a nasty bacterial infection before the robot army was completed.

This was actually a blessing in disguise for Clunk, since he was never designed to return in one piece from his mission. He was refitted to do standard housekeeping work, but soon found himself out of work once more as he kept blowing aggression inhibitors and subsequently went into immensely destructive tantrums.

Eventually, Clunk signed up as a mercenary to do what he is best at: wrecking things. He found that finally giving in to his aggressive nature has given him great inner peace. Nowadays he takes great pleasure in jetting around the battlefield, blowing up in peoples' faces to the sound of heavy metal.

His current skins are Expendable Clunk, Creeper Clunk (Special achievement exclusive), and Cluck.

  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Like Leon, this happens even in the official art — his cannon arm changes from left to right on occasion.
  • Angst: His backstory, and the numerous depressions he went into. You also see him a picture of him looking quite pissed off should your team lose and the "Defeat!" screen appears.
  • Area of Effect: His self-destruct ability.
  • Arm Cannon: Shoots homing missiles from them.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Again, his self-destruct ability. His armour is so strong that he can survive a detonation from this at full health.
  • Death from Above: A pretty common strategy involves activating Explode while on top lane then jumping down on your enemies just as the skill goes off.
  • Extreme Omnivore: One of his abilities involves releasing a set of jaws from his back. If they hit an enemy, Clunk's health regenerates.
  • Game Over Man: He's shown roaring in anger if your team loses.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: To the point that he went into violent tantrums while doing basic housekeepinkg work.
  • Hulk Speak: To the point where one of his battle cries is "Clunk Smash!"
  • Life Drain: His bite move steals health from the opponent.
  • Mighty Glacier: He has more health than any other character and hits hard, especially with the Self-Destruct, but is slow.
  • Series Mascot: Formerly, but downplayed recently. He was used in most of the marketing and received quite a few promotional items, and his head is even used as the game's Steam icon. However, he seems to have been thrown aside as the sole face in exchange for a larger variety of 'Nauts being put in the spotlight.
    • However, he is the second character to receive a sprite update, beating out characters like Raelynn and Coco that many argue look more outdated. This might be a nod to his role as mascot.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: Unlike most examples, Clunk can survive activating his if his health is high enough.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: He was created as part of a robot army to thwart an evil supervillian... who died of an infection before said robot army was completed.
  • Superpowered Robot Meter Maids: Attempted after he was left out of a job, but his tendency to break things swiftly ended that career path.
  • Taking You with Me/Suicide Attack: His self-destruct ability.
  • Unstoppable Rage
  • Waxing Lyrical: Tends to quote rock songs a lot, when he's not quoting other famous robots.

    Voltar the Omniscient 
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Voiced by Olivier Thijssen

Voltar's past is shrouded in mystery. Rumor has it he once was a researcher at a star-encapsulating power station. The station made intergalactic headlines when it exploded around 500 years ago, sending off all kinds of strange, unseen radiation into space. In this explosion, the AI core of the Zero’s was destroyed, bringing an abrupt end to the First AI War. Although peace was maintained for some centuries, the war eventually returned. Some think that war was just too profitable, and suspect that weapon manufacturers had a hand in the construction of a new AI core for the Zero's.

The explosion at the power station destroyed almost every part of Voltar's body, leaving only his brilliant brain intact. This brain was carefully placed inside a Braintank by salvagers. Through the years, and with help of his loyal robot drones, he made some nifty modifications to his braintank that enabled him to participate in the newly erupted Robot Wars.

No-one knows Voltar's true motives for participating in the war as a mercenary, but what can be assured is that he's a mastermind with unmatched psychotechnic powers and an arsenal of armed robots that do his every bidding.

His current skins are Disco Voltar, Necro Voltar (Available if you own Swords & Soldiers), and Voltar Bonaparte.

  • Area of Effect: His Healbot ability.
  • Attack Drone: Can summon up to four depending on upgrades. They can attack nearby foes, and can be commanded to self-destruct on an enemy for larger damage.
  • Brain in a Jar: An armed and dangerous jar, no less.
  • Deadly Doctor: Not much at first, due to his abilities being mostly healing-focused, but he can buy upgrades that either buff his drones' damage output or make it so that his healing abilities also damage enemies.
  • Glass Cannon: Surprisingly, he can become this if you upgrade his damage.
  • Gratuitous German: Speaks with a very heavy german-ish accent, and occasionally lets loose actual words such as "Wunderbar".
  • Insufferable Genius: Especially in his announcer.
  • The Medic: Almost none of his abilities allow him to attack directly during a game's initial moments. Two of his skills, without certain upgrades, are strictly based around healing his teammates.
  • Third Eye
  • Magikarp Power: Voltar in general has a really weak early game, since he's squishy and slow, with a very low damage output, and his healing abilities aren't very powerful at the start. As he gathers upgrades, though, he becomes scarily powerful, being able to keep his teammates alive under a hail of damage and scare away or outright kill opponents with the surprisingly high damage output that his drones have once they're fully upgraded.
  • Mysterious Past
  • Shout-Out:
  • Squishy Wizard: He doesn't start off with many Hit Points, and he's also slow. If caught alone by the enemy team, he can go down very quick. That is, until he upgrades his damage output...
  • Support Party Member: Most of his skills are based on healing, and his basic attack's DPS is one of the lowest. He does do a great job at healing, however.
  • Zerg Rush: An upgrade Voltar can receive increases the number of floating droids that can follow him. This can take the flying force that follows him from a meager two, to a sizeable four. Various other upgrades take to this trope even further, such as raising their attack speed and reducing the time to respawn a new one.

    Coco Nebulon 
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"Time for some bodacious action!"

Voiced by Claire King

Hailing from a psyonic race near the outer brim of the galaxy, comes Coco Nebulon, the cosmic waveblazer. Coco rides her combat waveboard into battle, using her psyonic powers to subdue her adversaries. Why Coco fights in the war is a bit unclear, as no-one can really understand her when she talks.

Excerpt from her spacelog: "It's just like, dude, I was cruisin' the galaxy, you know, in this totally tubular space-van, searching for the best cosmic waves man. And, you know, like, when I was, like, you know, like acing these waves once, there was like this giant robot corporation that wanted to make like these waves like into a giant galactic like battlefield you know? And I was all like, oh man, that's so un-narly dude. But those robots were all like 10100111001 or whatever. So I was all like, yeah but ok, you know? And then these robots were all like, ohh we have to fight eachother. And they were like shooting lasers at eachother man. And I was like, man, I gotta fight, you know, like totally with these robots against the other robots because it's like, you know, whatever."

Her current skins are Hawaii Coco, Coco McFly, Cyber Coco (Kickstarter exclusive), and Wicked Coco.

    Skølldir 
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"No guts, NO GLORY!"

Voiced by Simon Lane

Skølldir the Terrible Space Viking has raided over a hundred spaceports, cargo ships, and grocery stores. His legendary thirst for battle is unquenchable. Great raids are usually followed by great feasts and soon his nickname was altered to Skølldir The Terribly Overweight Space Viking. Nothing could scorn Skølldir more than this honorless title!

Skølldir has set out on his space barge to impress the universe with his lightning fast fighting skills to prove this moniker wrong and show his nimbleness. Anyone who would dare to call him fat is met with a rapid series of crushing punches and is thrown aside. All the while, Skølldir's metallic suit is telling him how many calories he is burning.

If you find yourself on the battlefield, and hear the sound of crushing bones and thunderous farts in the distance, flee as Skølldir's fury is upon you!

His current skins are Honeydew Skølldir, Demon Skølldir, and Jotunn Skølldir.

    Yuri 
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"Oo-oo-aa-aa!"
Voiced by Martijn Thieme (Yuri), Ralph Rademakers (Computer)

Once part of the Soviet space program, Yuri was a monkey, experimentally shot into space during the 1960's Cold War space race. Mysteriously, monitoring Soviet scientists suddenly lost track of monkey Yuri's spacecraft.

Puzzled by its sudden disappearance, Soviet space-command wondered what had become of their beloved test-pet Yuri. Little did they know that Yuri's spacecraft had entered a warpfield anomaly and was transported hundreds of years into the future!

Also, the warp-field's radiation boosted Yuri's mind to superintelligent levels. The new, more intelligent, mad, and slightly sadistic Yuri quickly grasped the situation and modified his broken rocket into an equally mad timetraveling supercomputer jetpack.

With the jetpack translating everything Yuri says and does, enemies are never quite sure who is in control, the mad scientist monkey, or the computer it created?

His current skins are Kosmonaut Yuri and Double-0-Yuri.

    Derpl Zork 
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"Urr, la-la!"

Voiced by Ralph Rademakers (Derpl), Claire King (S.U.S.I.), Fabian Akker (Parrot from Ahrpl premium skin)

Riding his combat walker onto the battlefield, comes Derpl Zork, nephew of Blabl Zork, president of Zork Industries. Derpl Zork lacks his uncle's business-smarts. In fact, Derpl lacks any kind of smarts, managing to get his IQ rated under the level of plankton in the official galaxial IQ test.

Nevertheless, Derpl is the heir apparent to Blabl’s galaxy-spanning business empire. This is something that doesn’t sit well with Blabl, not well at all. Dreading the day Derpl would inherent the company and run all his hardfought accomplishments into the ground, Blabl put Derpl in charge of fieldtesting the new Specialized Universal Secretary Interface (S.U.S.I. for short) in one of Zork Industries’ combat walkers. Asking Derpl what form of devastation should be issued forth from his vehicle of destruction, he simply drooled and said: ”I wuv cats!”

Now Blabl is anxiously awaiting the day that Derpl would suffer a fatal blow on the fields of battle, but as of yet Derpl's combat walker has proven to keep making up for its dimwitted driver.

His current skins are Hotrod Derpl and Ahrpl.

  • Abnormal Ammo: CATS. Although they're actually Hard Light, but still.
  • Area of Effect: His nuke ability.
  • Cat-apult: When asked what form of devastation should be issued forth from his mighty combat walker, he simply drooled and said "I wuv cats". Thus came the holo-cat cannon.
  • The Ditz: Perhaps managing to say "I wuv cats!" took a lot out of him, because he doesn't even speak in-game: his S.U.S.I. is the one who actually does the talking.
  • Funny Answering Machine: His teleport quote acts like this.
  • Hard Light: His Cats are holographic, similar to Lonestar's bull.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: The onboard AI comes off as this, becoming a Spanner in the Works to Blabl simply by doing its job.
  • Idiot Savant: Subverted. Although Derpl is a moron with no redeeming qualities of his own, his walker is completely AI driven, and interprets his idiotic ramblings into combat-related commands.
  • Meaningful Name: His name contains the word "Derp", which probably tells you something about his level of intelligence.
  • Mighty Glacier: Takes plenty of punishment, his damage output in Siege mode is absolutely insane, and he can buy multiple upgrades to increase his defense even further while in Siege Mode. But he does need to be still in order to do it, and even out of Siege mode his pace is rather slow and plodding, and that desk makes him a plenty big target.
  • Mini-Mecha: A modified secretary desk.
  • Nuke 'em: Replaces his "Grid Trap" ability when transforming into a turret. Nothing can do as much damage in a single hit as it does except for Clunk's Self Destruct.
  • Only Sane Man: The AI in his walker.
  • Right-Hand Cat: An entire ammo supply of them.
  • Stance System: Switches between a stationary turret mode with a nuke and a mobile mode with snaring traps.
  • Take Our Word for It: The S.U.S.I. refuses to translate one of his unintelligible "sayings" for one of his taunts, responding "Mr. Zork! That's highly inappropriate!".
  • Transforming Mecha: Into a turret.
  • The Unintelligible: Thankfully, the AI in his walker translates.
  • Uriah Gambit: Blabl sent Derpl to test the combat walker so that Derpl would get killed in battle and thus won't inherit the company. Obviously, it hasn't worked thus far. Worse yet for Blabl, numerous lines from the S.U.S.I. implies he's practicing business already!

    Vinnie & Spike 
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"I'm gonna fit him for some new shoes, see? Concrete shoes!"

Voiced by John Bain (Vinnie)

Vinnie and Spike are notorious partners in crime and BFF's. Spike is the muscle of the team and a bit of a silent guy, he loves late night krab burgers.

Vinnie is quite the hothead, leaving Spike to do the heavy lifting while he plots out the next heist. With a pack full of restraining orders, this little plankton devil is not to be messed with. They are wanted on numerous planets, including their home planet Okeanos, where the largest crime syndicate, Shisu, has put a reward on their head for stealing the Kullinan Koi, the biggest golden Koi ever known to fish and worth 4.8 Billion Solar.

Unfortunately, the duo lost the Koi somewhere in the Atlantic ocean while fleeing from Interpool.

Being a pufferfish, Spike can gasp for air and float up, flapping his fins to move around. He is always ready for a fast getaway and can dash out of combat, leaving a smokebomb behind to fool his enemies, while both Vinnie and Spike run with the loot.

Their current skins are Cap'n Vinnie & Seadog Spike and Cynical Vinnie & TotalSpike.

  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Spike and Vinnie, respectively.
  • Bubble Gun: Their default attack has Spike spit out dangerous bubbles rapidly.
  • Cement Shoes: See above quote. Unlike most examples, his wouldn't be deadly because Spike is a fish.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: Vinnie's hat. Also a Fedora of Asskicking. Funny thing is Vinnie has no eyes.
  • Flying Seafood Special
  • Fragile Speedster: Their only attack beside their standard attack requires them to dash towards the enemy and they have pretty low health. On the plus side, they're quite fast, and they're also one of the few Awesomenauts who are able to fly, allowing for easy escapes.
  • Glass Cannon: Their Spike Dive is very painful once fully upgraded for damage, and hits a large area (potentially even larger if they take an upgrade), but they have very low health.
  • Institutional Apparel: Spike wears the old-school pillbox hat and ball-and-chain, along with a prison number.
  • Interface Screw: Spike's Smoke Screen blinds any enemy that enters the cloud, making it harder for opponents to discern what's going on.
  • Magikarp Power: Spike Dive starts out weak, but becomes very potent when fully upgraded.
  • The Napoleon: Vinnie. He's the smallest Awesomenaut, but with a temper that's bigger than he is.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Edward G. Robinson, see?
  • One-Hit Polykill: Spike's bubbles can penetrate and hit multiple enemies in one go. The damage is low, though.
  • The Quiet One: Spike never actually says anything.
  • Puffer Fish: Spike.
  • Ramming Always Works: Even though Spike can "fly" around and fire bubbles, his most dangerous attack is a spiny ramming attack.
  • Shout-Out: Vinnie's a villainous plankton. His buddy Spike also loves "krab burgers", which are a popular underwater food.
  • Smoke Out: Their smokescreen ability blinds the opponent and helps Vinnie and Spike get away. An upgrade allows the smoke to provide invisibility to them and all teammates, silence enemies, render Vinnie and Spike immune to crowd-control, increase their movement speed, receive solar for enemies inside the cloud, or just make the cloud larger.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In an Army of Thieves and Whores, Vinnie is the only Card-Carrying Villain.
  • Third Eye: Spike.
  • Verbal Tic: Nyeeeeh, see?
    "Nyeeeeh, see? Nyeeeeh! That's right, nyeeeeh!

    Genji the Pollen Prophet 
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"We are all but specks of dust in the dream of the Grand Butterfly!"

Voiced by Jesse Cox

Genji is one of the last of his species: an Entin. The Entin are rapidly reproducing caterpillars with a high libido and no sense of limitation. Any planet the Entin visit, they leave ravaged in their wake. They have been labeled a pest in need of extermination for eating entire continents worth of crops and terrorizing the local populace with late night techno raves. As a result, their kind has been bugsprayed to the brink of extinction.

Trying to better their ways, the remaining Entin have created the Order of Popae Monks on the fungi moon Pulvan. Fasting heavily, they devote everything to their beloved deity: The Grand Space Butterfly!

Genji sinned with snacks and dirty literature, however, and after repeated solitary cocoonfinements failed to make him better his ways, he was sent out on an emergency soul-cleansing pilgrimage through the galaxy.

Joining the Awesomenauts to cut back on the traveling costs of his journey, Genji has been the scourge of many a ship's pantry and is rumored to be the main reason some of the smaller more edible-looking 'naut recruits have gone missing.

His current skins are Kage Genji, Genji the Grey, and Grim Genji.

  • All Webbed Up: Genji can cocoon enemies in sticky silk, effectively removing them from play for a short time. It's also effective for stopping certain attacks like Clunk's Explosion or Froggy G's Whirlpool.
  • Badass Preacher
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: He's a human-sized caterpillar with a Lamprey Mouth. Of course he looks a little creepy.
  • Big Eater: A trait of his species. His big mouth is why he's on the Awesomenauts in the first place.
  • Combat Medic: Is effective at healing damage and dishing it out, depending on what items you buy.
  • Church Militant: Subverted Trope, actually. He may be an acolyte, but he's still a bit of a hedonist contrary to his religion's doctrine, which is why they had him go on a pilgrimage throughout the galaxy to absolve himself. It doesn't seem to be working that well and he's apparently still eating an awful lot.
  • Dem Bones: His alternate skin, Grim Genji.
  • Grim Reaper: Again, Grim Genji.
  • The Hedonist: His species, the Entin, are apparently gluttonous and lustful to such an extent that the rest of the universe attempted genocide. The remainder, hoping to prevent their species from further incurring such wrath, established a monastic order that practices devout fasting.
  • Hypocritical Humor: One of his lines when purchasing an item:
    "Pfft! The material does not affect — ooh, shiny trinkets!"
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The inferrable reason to how he's behind the rumours of some of the smaller and tasty-looking Awesomenauts recruits going missing.
  • In the Hood
  • Lamprey Mouth
  • Large Ham: Space Butterfly, GRANT ME YOUR STRENGTH!
    • Evil Is Hammy: Grim Genji would like to remind you that he's made of "100% DEATH!!!"
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: When asked, the developers said they don't know if Genji's powers come from science or actual magic from his faith, and that they don't care what conclusion players reach on the subject.
  • Mook–Face Turn: An upgrade for his cocoon ability allows him to turn enemy sawblade droids into friendly flying droids.
  • Power Glows: His staff glows to let you know when Storm Drum is ready.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: His basic attack creates a butterfly that flies in a straight line then returns to his wand, to wherever Genji is now standing.
  • Religion Is Magic: His damage-blocking prayer.
  • Shock and Awe: His regular attack can be upgraded to leave a storm cloud that does lingering damage in an area.
  • Squishy Wizard: Though he can be built to be less squishy.
    • Especially since his Cocoon ability can be upgraded to drain life, and his Monarch Blessing can be used to heal. He might not be able to take massive hits like Clunk, but he'll heal back from almost anything that doesn't outright kill him.
  • Status Buff: One of his abilities is a prayer to the Space Butterfly that gives teammates a damage-reducing shield. It can also be upgraded to provide a temporary speed boost.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Referenced by one of his lines.

    Admiral Swiggins 
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"Yo ho ho! And a cup of tea, of course."

Voiced by Clint Hacklemen

Raised in the Swiggins Navy Family on the Kraken planet Titan, Charles Swiggins was the youngest of 30 siblings. Graduating from Wet Point with top honors, he quickly rose through the ranks to become Captain of his very first ship in the Royal Fleet. This ship was called the ‘Sweet Homboldt’.

Tasked with finding and defeating Pirates, Swiggins set out with a loyal crew on many succesfull sortees. One day, the Homboldt chanced upon the massive Pirateship 'Colossus' helmed by the dreaded Captain Inkbeard!

After a furious battle, which reduced both ships to floating heaps of debris, the two captains were the only ones alive for a final showdown. Being nearly overpowered, Swiggins' grasping tentacle found a chain just below the surface of the churning water. Powered by his desperation, he hurled the object at his foe. This object was Sweet Homboldt's anchor! With one massive blow, Swiggins ended the biggest Pirate threat on Titan once and for all.

Now an Admiral, he has exchanged the seas for the voids of space where his fame and leadership skills have found him a contract among the Awesomenauts!

His current skins are Abyssal Swiggins and Dr. Swiggins PhD.

    Rocco 
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"I'm a wanted bird for good reason!"

Voiced by Adam Fields

When a job's too dirty for The Intergalactic Police Department to take on, they call Rocco. This old Bird's the most relentless, gruff and tough-as-talons hitman vigilante this side of the Milkyway. Rocco is feared by the most dangerous solar cartel gang bosses, Shisu mobsters and other crazed alien psychopaths for his "ravenous methods". Not shunning any kind of weapon, Rocco prefers his ACOG Blackout G-Mag Laserbow, which has got him out of a tight spot more than once.

Rocco's aggressive behaviour did result in a lot of powerful enemies however, including a corrupt Galaxial congressman who made him a wanted man, and forced him to quit the force but instead of a retirement at the Kentucky Friends and Poultry Retreat he joined the Awesomenauts to plot his next move on his path to rid the universe of all space-scum.

His current skins are Shinobi Rocco and Electronic Supersonic Cybertronic Rocco.

  • Alternate Universe: ESC Rocco is from a universe where Awesomenauts fight with music instead of weapons.
  • Archer Archetype: Despite being the game's archer class, this is actually subverted. Rocco's playstyle doesn't favour patience (more relying on constant lane pressure), and he has an excitable and cocky personality.
  • Badass Grandpa: Probably (physically) the second-oldest 'Naut after Yoolip, and still one of the biggest badasses in the game.
  • Charged Attack: Precision Shot charges up before firing. If it's launched prematurely, the arrow is effected by gravity and doesn't benefit from any upgrades.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Cowboy Cop: Used to be this.
  • Development Hell: His development name is "Wozzle", which was the name of an Awesomenaut concept that has existed and was thrown around since before the game's release. There's also evidence that Rocco went through a testing period as a fire/ice themed 'Naut, based on the development names of his skills and a few unused icons.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: Birdseed donuts, no less!
  • Energy Bow: His weapon of choice.
  • Feather Fingers
  • Glass Cannon: Fits neatly into the category as he isn't all that fast (though he has a formidable jump) or sturdy, but he can rain a hail of damage on enemy nauts from the distance. His Precision Shot even passes through walls, and with certain upgrades can reach an extremely short cooldown time.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: You need to have these, if you want to play Rocco. His Precision Shot only travels in a straight line once it's fully charged, so you have to have masterful prediction skills in order to land it from across the screen.
    • Averted by his main attack, which has long range and decent coverage, and is intended for warding off enemies rather than sniping.
  • Power Glows: Vengeance causes his bow, arrows, and eyes to glow purple.
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Pungeon Master: Far from the only one of the game, but he does have his fair share of punny quotes, almost always centered around avians.
  • Rain of Arrows: His basic attack acts like this due to the rapid speed. Can be upgraded to add even more arrows.
  • Retired Badass: Averted. Instead of retiring, he joined the Awesomenauts.
  • Rugged Scar
  • Shout-Out:
  • Status Buff: Vengeance temporarily adds a slowing effect to Rocco's auto attack and Precision Shot, as well as removing the movement penalty for using them.
  • Vigilante Man
  • Weapon of Choice: According to his backstory, Rocco is a master of many weapons, but he only uses his bow in-game.

    Ksenia 
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"Cutting hair feels like cutting throats sometimes!"

Voiced by Lani Minella

Ksenia was once the best hair dresser in the galaxy. Year after year she won the renowned Venus hair style tournament with her outrageous hairstyle creations. She enjoyed the great fame that came with the status as master hair dresser, unfortunately her father Vladimir Pewchenko a rich weapons manufacturer on planet Russia (formerly known as the moon) had other plans for her.

With a virtual reality hood dryer showing her a hair cutting simulator, he made her into one of the best assassins in the galaxy. While thinking she was cutting hair, in reality she was cutting down Pewchencko's enemies.

With no competition left her father assigned her to the Awesomenauts, where she still wears the VR hood. Many suspect that Ksenia is actually just watching soap operas on her hood and perfectly knows what she is doing.

Her current skins are Dragon Huntress Ksenia and Cosmic Captain Ksenia.

  • Action Girl: Averted. Ksenia didn't want to be a ninja assassin, just a hairdresser. Her father forced her.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Cosmic Captain Ksenia.
  • Ambiguously Human: Averted. She may not look like it at first glance, but Ksenia is a human. Her inhuman color is a mesh covering, not her skin.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Ksenia is a deadly 1v1 assassin, but has absolutely no tools to deal with groups. Her basic attack has a very small range, scissors are non-piercing, and she has too low health to engage enemies directly.
  • Developers' Foresight: Ksenia has a special line for killing the other Russian 'Naut, Yuri.
    • Dragon Huntress Ksenia has unique quips if she kills Nibbs the dragon.
  • Difficult but Awesome: She's trickier to use than Leon and only uses her auto-attack combo when striking an enemy. However, with upgrades and training, she'll be cutting down enemies while constantly dashing in and out of visibility.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: All of her skins have helmets that hide her eyes.
  • Gainaxing: While not as prominent as most examples, it's worth noting that Ksenia is the first female character with animated breasts. This is due to Ksenia's animation quality being higher than the previous Nauts'.
  • Improbable Weapon User: While swinging scissors like knives wouldn't be that strange, swinging scissors like scissors and still getting kills is.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Her Vanish ability combines this with an Unnecessary Combat Roll. Unlike Leon's limitless invisibility, Ksenia can only stay hidden for a few seconds. She compensates by being able to naturally silence enemies with her attacks while invisible.
  • Glass Cannon: Ties with Froggy G for lowest health, but is very agile and her Scissors Throw cuts off huge chunks of health.
  • Gratuitous Russian: She hails from planet Russia (formerly known as the Moon) and slips into this sometimes. Even her theme song is peppered with Russian.
  • Knife Nut: She wields scissors like throwing knives.
  • LARP: Dragon Huntress Ksenia. The store description for the skin confirms that it's this combined with a virtual Role-Playing Game.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In one of her taunts, she calls her enemies a "flock of seagulls" before laughing.
    • Her theme song includes the lyrics "...trim ya with my scissorhands!"
    • The "Cosmic Captain Ksenia" skin looks like a Power Ranger.
  • Situational Damage Attack: Her Scissors Throw does more damage the higher her opponent's max health is.
  • Standard Status Effects: The only character with a Silence available at base, and the deadliest user of it.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: Her specialty is popping out of nowhere at the end of a fight and finishing you off before you can react.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Vanish opens with one.
    Ix the Interloper 
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"By our crystals combined, I AM IX!"

Voiced by Arin Scalfo

Ix was a courageous Luxuxi spirit who roamed the crystal planet of Luxor. Carefree and totally zenned out, the infinite crystal reflections were all the family and friends Ix needed. But then the Disaster struck. Intergalactic megacorporations started to drill Luxor’s dark side on a massive scale, as it housed unusually energetic crystals.

At first Ix tried to ‘discourage’ the miners in various ways. Most annoying was when it swapped the sugar for crystals, causing several aliens to break their teeth and having to stop using sugar in their coffee altogether. Despite the meddling of this ethereal interloper however, the miners kept drilling with dogged determination.

In a flash of self-righteous outrage over this, Ix merged its life force with some high-energy crystals. This unprecedented merging of forces finally gave Ix a corporeal form. Harnessing the energies of this new crystalline body, Ix razed the miner’s facilities to the ground. The destruction of their Zork industries porta potties turned out to be the last straw, as the miners finally gave up and left.

Feeling particularly good about itself after this deed, Ix decided to keep harassing intergalactic mining operations. After a while Blabl Zork got wind of this raw talent for drill destruction. He then convinced Ix to join the Awesomenauts by presenting the mercenary team as an environmental force for good.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Despite Ix being referred to as male in both his original contest entry and by Ronimo's staff, an early sprite of Ix's looked somewhat feminine, causing some debate over his gender among the fans. This became an Ascended Meme when Ronimo changed all the mentions of "him" in Ix's backstory to "it". Canonically, it's probably a case of No Biological Sex.
  • Animal Wrongs Group / Well-Intentioned Extremist: The kind of environmentalist Ix is parodying.
  • Confusion Fu: Displace can be pretty disorienting.
  • Energy Being: What Ix was before fusing with Luxor's crystals.
  • Great Escape: Both Refract and Displace can be used to bypass enemies and avoid damage. Ix is also pretty fast and has one of the best jumps in the game.
  • Green Rocks: The crystals of Luxor and their mysterious abilities. Also (obviously) the source of Ix's power.
  • Lighter and Softer: His backstory, compared to his original contest entry's.
  • Mechanically Unusual Class: And how. He's a Squishy Wizard with a very strong pseudo-melee auto attack, and very little burst otherwise. His main "damage" source is teleporting enemies into unfavourable situations, and he can support allies by teleporting them. His skills have an insane number of conditions and nuances just to stop him from being a Game Breaker.
  • Nature Lover: To the point of fighting a mining corporation and then choosing to become a Nature Spirit.
  • Power Floats: Aside from having the most powerful float-type jump in the game, he floats above the ground while walking.
  • Practical Joke: Basically his weapon against the megacorporations.
  • Psychic Link: His Psionic Bond links him to an ally or enemy and heals/deals damage respectively. It also allows him to switch places with the linked 'Naut.
  • Psychic Powers
  • Red Mage: He can deal a bit of damage with his link or use it to heal, but he can't do either as well as true DPS 'Nauts or dedicated healers.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: So long, it wraps around his neck a few times and still has enough length to make a tail.
  • Silicon-Based Life: Actually averted for a crystal alien. He wasn't born like this - he fused with the crystals of his homeworld.
  • Spread Shot: His basic attack is a single medium-range crystal and three (can be upgraded to five) short-range shards. The big crystal can be used to poke, but he doesn't do much damage unless he's in melee.
  • Squishy Wizard: Ix doesn't have much health, which is expounded by a Spread Shot auto attack that's most effective in melee. He's a lot more mobile than the usual support, though.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Displace swaps the locations of Ix and his linked target.
  • Troll: Although there's measures to stop Ix from getting behind turrets or anything like that, there's still a lot of potential for trolling teammates with his teleport skill, such as putting them in bad positions or yanking them away from health packs.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: Once a Psionic Bond hits, the only way to get rid of it is to either get far away from Ix or get behind a turret. It also has a pretty nasty slow upgrade. His Displace can also be used to put enemies behind Ix, in a great spot to chase them.

Starstorm

    Ted McPain 
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"No pain, no gain!"

Voiced by Brandon Delagraentiss

Ted McPain was one of the great heroes of the first AI Wars, a long time ago. He has led his squad of elite super soldiers, the Killer Koalas, against many opponents and has been decorated as an outstanding soldier a hundred times over. His ultimate achievement, during the climax of the First AI Wars, was a solo operation onto the AI’s battle station Starstorm. This mission ended in Ted McPain single handedly unhinging all of the station’s crucial power couplings, effectively making sure the station wouldn’t be completed before the end of the war.

Ted McPain eventually died when he sacrificed himself to save the Sunny-Daisy Alien Orphanage from a band of bloodthirsty dinosaur zombies in 3021. Ted’s heroic deeds would never be forgotten.

He lived on as he became the star of various video games: Ted McPain I through XVII, Ted McPain: Zombie Blast, Ted McPain vs. evil Ted McPain, and Ted McPain Unicorn Dance Karting.

When Voltar The Omniscient learned of the violent dimwitted video game star, he brewed up a plan that would backfire horribly. He created the Materializotron XT8000 with which he wanted to bring back the war hero of old to be his personal assistant. Extracting Ted McPain’s digital essence from his video games, Voltar managed to materialize a life-size flesh and blood version. The Ted McPain that appeared, though, was missing his pants for unknown reasons. Voltar waved the issue aside saying “Stop asking stupid questions! He looks fine to me.”

His current skins are Titanium Ted and Party Boy McPain.

    Penny Fox 
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"Run away, and maybe I won't kill you."

As an honorary Star Scout, Penny's lifestyle was one of exploration and adventure. During her years out scout-badge-hunting among the stars on her trusty space-scooter, she saw many wonderous places and lifeforms.

One of the many hobbies that developed during these years, is the collecting and stuffing in jars of those same wonderous lifeforms and various other doodads. Cataloguing and archiving everything in neatly labeled containers for her own private collection is something Penny takes great pride in.

While adding the latest uncooperative alien lifeform to her jar collection, she contemplated the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Looking back on all those innocently staring eyes from the rows upon rows of jars, Penny realised that there was so much more a sole Star Scout could do with a butterfly net! She swore a vow on scout's honor to stuff the galaxy's evil doers into her jars, making the universe a better place for the cute and the cuddly!

Without a second thought she jumped on her scooter and set off toward the stars. It was well beyond the point of no return when she realised that her trusty yet rather dated mode of transportation might not be up to the task of traversing the universe without the not-so-annual tune-up she forgot for the fifth year in a row.

As the scooter shuddered to an embarrassing stop somewhere in the Raki system, she kept her calm and assessed the situation. A brief scan for spare parts showed a strange uncharted derelict station in the vicinity which seemed to have everything she needed to fix her broken mode of transport. Awkwardly making her way toward it using the Star Scout approved Deep-Space Breast Stroke, she found the name "Starstorm" emblazoned on the hull of this grimy time-worn, and seemingly abandoned space station.

During her searches inside the bowels of the station, she found a mysterious robotic claw artifact. Curiosity being known for killing the inferior feline species, this confident canine locked it immediately to her wrist and was suddenly awash with power.

Unbeknownst to Penny, she had just taken the first step toward the biggest adventure of her life!

Her current skins are Desperado Penny and Cheerleader Penny.

  • Action Girl
  • Arm Cannon: An equipment for her claw allows her to fire mid-range blasts from a hand-mounted gun when her charges are full.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Energy Pulse applies an Amplify Damage effect on her targets.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Two of her skins have her wearing boots that don't cover her feet.
  • Boobs of Steel: The most in-your-face female 'Naut so far, with hard-hitting melee attacks and a pounce to get into close quarters.
  • Damage-Increasing Debuff: Energy Pulse causes the target hit to receive amplified damage for a short while.
  • Double Jump: While most characters that have an extra jump have one, Penny can do a triple jump.
    • With a special utility upgrade, she can even do a quadruple jump.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Fox Pounce!", "Ultra-spiraling-energy-spirit-fox-pulse!"
  • Charged Attack: Collect-type. Attacking with her melee attack builds one charge per hit, using Pounce or Energy Pulse consumes all charges and deals damage based on the number of charges. Some upgrades for her claw also give extra effects depending on charge.
  • Combos: Her playstyle is built around them, obtaining charges from attacking then using them to chain into Pounce or Energy Pulse. She even has upgrades to help keep charges when she uses Pounce or Energy Pulse.
  • Expository Theme Tune:
    One day she was outta luck
    She and her scooter got stuck
    There was this station in space
    She felt the sweat on her face
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: Pounce allows her to do a forward dash that throws opponents backwards if it connects.
  • Fragile Speedster: She's very fast and can deal quite a good amount of damage, but has low HP.
  • Glass Cannon: She can deal quite a good amount of damage, but has low HP.
  • Hand Blast: Energy Pulse.
  • Merit Badges for Everything: The upgrades for her claw are very odd badges. Since there's only six upgrades, whether or not there's a badge for 'everything' is up for speculation.
  • People Jars: Her favorite hobby.
  • Petting Zoo People
  • Power Fist: Well, claw. It allows her to attack and store charges for stronger attacks.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Her Pounce move takes the form of an energy fox head.
  • Shout-Out: Of course she has obligatory references to Star Fox and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
  • Species Surname
  • Waif-Fu: She's as muscular as a twig, but punches like a freight train.

     Sentry X- 58 
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"Your refrigerator is running. Why aren't you?"

Voiced by Tim Scheel (Sentry X-58), Hiroshi Wijmer (Giga Sentorii premium skin), Chimène van Oosterhout (Operator), Stefan Leertouwer (Mr. Death)

Deep in the bowels of the derelict station, an army of killer robots remain deactivated in storage containers, withering away to rust. The remaining functional robots futilely await the moment they are called back into action by masters who are now long dead. Centuries pass without any activity aboard the drifting colossal station. Not until the station’s backup systems flare back to life, providing enough energy to reactivate some of the still operational robots. One of these is known as Sentry.

Sentry is a special infiltration and reconnaissance unit whose prime directive “If you can’t beat ‘m, join ‘m, and then beat ‘m anyway cause they won’t expect it” has served his kind in many a war. Being clearly built for stealth, fooling enemy troops by mimicking anything from an umbrella to a designer coffee table, he is the first to be sent onto the battlefield to gather intel. After emerging from his stasis and discovering an enemy mercenary ship that has landed on the Starstorm, he snuck himself aboard, disguised as an inconspicuous Phone Booth.

After overhearing from the crew that the robots lost the AI war and that his comrades have been turned into kitchen and household appliances, he reprogrammed himself for vengeance and planned to destroy them all! He now works, undercover, for the Awesomenauts until he has gathered enough Solar to buy a very serious tank, one with a shark printed on the front!

His current skins are Giga Sentorii and Specimen X-58.

     Skree 
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Voiced by Quinn "Weazel" Chert

Skree belongs to a race of hitchhiking witchdoctors. Mysticism and superstition are a big part of Skree’s heritage. After being dumped on the Starstorm by a space trucker, Skree found himself all alone on an abandoned space station filled with mighty looking robots. Mistaking the robots’ station for a burial ground of ancient space spirits, he decided to live the rest of his life in service to the silenced automatons. He spent his time on collecting different parts of the battle station to create shrines for his newly found robot gods and connected robot parts and machine scraps to form huge robotic statues and altars. Unbeknownst to Skree, his rigging rites accidentally shortly activated the mainframe of the Starstorm, powering the construction robots and the Starstorm’s weapons systems itself.

All of a sudden, Skree found the Starstorm vibrating as its systems slowly started to come online, it's robotic denizens starting to carry out their age-old grim directive. Skree decided he liked his spirit-gods better when they were statues and went into hiding.

Skree was found by the Awesomenauts on the Starstorm hiding in one of his shrines in the Starstorm’s ventilation systems, praying to make the evil robots go back to sleep. Thinking the Awesomenauts were magical spirit-guides, Skree adopted a new vision quest and joined the Awesomenauts to seek out better spirit-gods to worship.

His current skins are Skreeletor and Skree Wukong.

     Nibbs 
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"YEAH! Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah! What's happening? Rawr!"

Voiced by Lani Minella (Nibbs), Ralph Rademakers (He-Zurian from Battle Nibbs premium skin)

Nibbs is a dragon warrior in service to the Sisterhood of Coba. This demonic group was bound to the Omicron dimension who, as soon as the Starstorm ripped a hole in the continuum, started an invasion of conquest.

Right after going through the portal, Nibbs's ship landed on the space station. Scouting around, she mistook Gnaw's tail for a juicy piece of fruit. After he was bitten, the startled Gnaw led her right back to the Awesomenauts who managed to convince her to stay with a wide variety of exotic treats.

Her current skin is Battle Nibbs.

  • Big Eater: Her hunger gives Gnaw a run for his money. Many of her quotes are about eating.
  • Breath Weapon: Her Fire Breath ability, obviously. Can be upgraded to breathe fireballs as well.
  • Double Jump
  • Enemy Mine: Despite Scoop and Nibbs belonging to enemy factions, they are perfectly fine fighting alongside each other as Awesomenauts.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Has plenty of quotes about eating her enemies. Also, fruit is one of her big desires according to her theme song. Fruit. And she's a dragon.
  • Genki Girl: She's really enthusiastic and hyper.
  • Glass Cannon: The ultimate Glass Cannon: she has very low health and is actually pretty slow, but her flame breath does tons of damage. If fully upgraded, it can even oneshot enemies.
  • Kill It with Fire: Fire Breath, as well as her special boots which leave a trail of fire. She also makes constant references to burning her enemies, including saying the trope's name word-for-word.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A space dragon to be exact.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sweet Tooth: Can't get enough candy and sugar.
  • Tastes Like Chicken: To her, YOU do.
  • Teleport Spam: Orb of Omicron is on a fairly short cooldown. Becomes a Teleporter Spam thanks to one of her upgrades which outright resets the cooldown if she didn't actually teleport.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Her Orb of Omicron sends out a flying orb that she can transport to, damaging any enemy nearby.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: Orb of Omicron deals a small damaging pulse when you teleport to it. Additionally, it's her main way of getting close enough to use Fire Breath effectively.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Averted. While she doesn't use them to get around (they aren't even flapped during her double jump!), they keep her from falling if she uses Fire Breath in midair.
    • Also justified by the fact that she's still a child and they presumably haven't developed yet.

Overdrive

     Professor Milton Yoolip 
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"I hope to see my beloved granddaughter today. Ayla, are you there?"

Voiced by Mark Dodson

As a scientist professor Milton Yoolip loves to create wondrous inventions and contraptions like the dog aura reader, nightmare-to-VHS recorder, the random number phone, cereal-to-milk-ratio calculator and an actual time machine.

One day after combining the time machine into some comfy slippers, he teleported to the Mesozoic era and got stuck with the dinosaurs after losing one of his teleportation slippers.

He spent years to craft a new slipper to travel forward in time to return to his beloved granddaughter Ayla. He joined the Awesomenauts team to finally spend some quality time with her and eat some over-engineered pancakes.

His current skins are Clockwork Yoolip and 8-Bit Yoolip.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: "Oh, well what do ya know? It was in my hand the whole time."
  • Badass Family: A time-travelling inventor and a psychotic demon child. And they eat pancakes together.
  • Badass Grandpa: A literal example, as he is Ayla's grandpa.
  • Drone Deployer: He can summon holographic dino-bots that can phase through enemies while harming them.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Summons robotic dinosaurs to fight for him.
  • Eye Beams: Yoolip's third eye shoots a Gripping Gaze that stuns and damages enemies while also stunning himself.
  • Last Name Basis: Almost always referred to as Yoolip by both the fans and the developers. Averted in-universe, where it's Milton Yoolip anytime his name is mentioned.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He loves creating inventions, and even managed to build a functional time machine.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He's no taller than his granddaughter, Ayla.
  • Motor Mouth: Prone to ramble on about things.
  • Mutual Disadvantage: Gripping Gaze is the single most powerful stun in the game but Yoolip has to stand still to use it, leaving both his target and himself wide open for attack.
    • Offset by several upgrades that add other benefits to the skill.
  • Percussive Maintenance: He can heal friendly minions by giving them a good whack with his wrench.
    "If all fails, try hitting it!"
  • Pre-Order Bonus: Clockwork Yoolip was free for anyone who pre-ordered Overdrive. It can still be purchased normally, however.
  • Retraux: 8-Bit Yoolip takes this to extreme degrees. His music is a chiptune remix of Yoolip's, his dinos are pixelated, and all of his voicelines were played through a Gameboy's speaker. In addition, typing /pixels into the chat box will enable and disable a pixelated filter as long as there's an 8-Bit Yoolip in the match.
  • Ridiculously Sadak Robot: Clockwork Yoolip is an android built by the real Yoolip to fight in his place when he's busy.
  • Shout-Out: The icon for one of the upgrades to Yoolip's Summon Robo Dinos skill looks a lot like John Hammond's amber-topped walking stick.
  • Squishy Wizard: He can't take much, but his dinos can chew through enemies and his Gripping Gaze leaves targets wide open for attack.
  • Steam Punk: Clockwork Yoolip.
  • Third Eye: It's hidden under his hat usually, but he definitely has one.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pancakes, especially ones with nuts and bolts in them.
  • Wrench Whack: His weapon of choice. Also doubles as a walking stick.

     Chucho Krokk 
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"They call me the Time Krokk. Bang, bang!"

Voiced by Esteban Petersen

Chucho Krokk is a feared bounty hunter from Calias, scouring every corner of spacetime between here and the Omicron on his hyper bike. He has been nicknamed "the time krokk" because he specializes in time travelling criminals, which has been strictly under the intergalactic portal law since someone went back in time to steal cocoa beans to make chocolate and caused the disappearance of cocoa trees all around the galaxy.

Since the Krokks and Zorks have been vicious rivals for centuries he raised quite some eyebrows when he signed up for the Awesomenauts. With a smelly time slipper as evidence he is on the hunt for one of the other Awesomenauts. This can't end well...

His current skin is Skull Chopper Chucho.

  • Badass Biker: On a hoverbike.
  • Badass Longcoat: He's even striking a suitable Asskicking Pose on his jump icon.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: On his bike, Chucho covers his bucktoothed mouth with a bandana. On foot, he lets it hang around his neck.
  • Bounty Hunter: He specializes in Time Travel bounties.
  • Cool Bike: Whenever the sluggish Chucho needs to move it, he can call on his sweet hoverbike to speed himself up. Not only does his bike fly, it also turns into a turret when he dismounts.
  • Context-Sensitive Button: His second skill button either lets him get on his hyper bike, dismount the bike, summon a new bike, or remote detonate it.
  • Dem Bones: Skull Chopper Chucho is a skeletal witch-hunting motorcyclist.
    "I'm not putting my lips on that. I don't think I have lips anymore."
  • Developers' Foresight: Has a chance of addressing Yoolip when he sees or kills him. His quotes change depending on which team Yoolip is on.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: His hoverbike can be upgraded to send enemies flying when he boosts into them.
  • Glass Cannon: Chucho's slow on foot and very squishy, but his hoverbike can rain down pain as a turret and his sticky bomb deals heavy damage.
  • Guns Akimbo: His pistols, which he fires in quick succession.
  • Hubcap Hovercraft: While not a straight example, the thrusters on his bike are in the shape of tires.
  • Latin Lover: Although maybe not the biggest romantic with that lispy voice, he has a Spanish accent and certainly acts this way with Ramona.
  • I Call It "Vera": He calls his hoverbike Ramona and loves it very much.
  • Nitro Boost: While on his bike, Chucho can crank up the juice and speed off in bursts. It's great for getaways and chasing.
  • Sentry Gun: His bike becomes this while Chucho's on foot.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Stance System: His main gimmick is switching between riding his bike and running on foot.
  • Sticky Bomb: Chucks grenades that will stick to anything. Can be upgraded to stay sticky if it misses an enemy, turning the bombs into makeshift landmines.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He's a badass-looking bounty hunter... with a lispy nerdy voice.
  • Weaponized Exhaust: His hoverbike can be upgraded to shoot flames behind it when he nitro boosts, just in case any enemies try to follow him.
  • You Are Already Dead: If he sticks you with a sticky bomb, it will never come off until it explodes. If you're low on health when he sticks you, then it's back to the drop pod for you.

     Jimmy/Amy and the LUX5000 
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"Heheha, baby here! Hahaheehuuha!''

Voiced by Lindsay Sheppard (Jimmy and Amy)

Jimmy, Amy and the LUX5000 are a mighty team. They have won numerous fights in robobrawls held in the many arenas and slums of Circuit City on Calias. The twins love to crush enemies and cause mayhem with the LUX5000's metal wrecking balls, which are basically two big rattles from their perspective.

After each won fight Jimmy and Amy share a bottle of the finest Bovinian milk and watch cartoons before nap-time. Being big fans of the Awesomenauts they skipped the seasonal diaper league tournament and joined the team for some grown up fights.

Their current skin is Sir Jimmy Lionheart.

  • Baby Talk
  • Brainy Babies: Capable of piloting a Mini-Mecha despite being infants.
  • Child Soldier: Well, BABY soldier, but still.
  • Deflector Shields: Gains a shield while charging. Also has shielding upgrades for both his basic attack and Missile Barrage.
  • Developers' Foresight: Has a chance of addressing Yoolip or Chucho when meeting or killing them.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Amy to Jimmy.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: Can recklessly ram right into foes, pushing them back.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Jimmy and Amy, who look like pallet swaps of each other. Jimmy pilots the LUX on the red team, while Amy pilots on the blue team.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Sir Jimmy Lionheart and Lady Amy Lionheart.
  • Knock Back: LUX Charge puts Hyper Bull and Mighty Throw to shame, with the downside of putting LUX at risk.
  • Lightning Bruiser: LUX has average speed with a major speed boost while charging, has decent health, and can output insane amounts of damage with his basic attack and missiles.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Their Missile Barrage skill fires a series of missiles in quick succession, and can be upgraded to fire two additional missiles with each shot.
  • Mini-Mecha: The LUX5000, although its cockpit is only big enough to fit a baby.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: LUX has glowing eyes while using his skills, which are bright red on the red team.
  • Shockwave Clap: On the third hit of its combo, LUX smashes its rattle fists together to damage foes around it with a shockwave.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Jimmy fights on team red and Amy fights on team blue.
    • Downplayed. Out of battle they seem to be really close.
  • Skele Bot 9000: LUX's face mask is in the shape of a skull for no apparent reason. Bonus points for actually having "X000" in its name.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Jimmy decorates his LUX with a cap while Amy's has a bow.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Babies probably shouldn't be joining a team of mercenaries, let alone participate in underground robo-fights.
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