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 gangwar 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.
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 Sherriff Lonestar, rode a rocketship into the sunset, his job complete. Now Sherriff 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.
Action Bomb: His Bull charger item causes his Hyper bull to explode upon death.
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).
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 he can buy the stronger Power Pills Turbo (over the weaker Power Pills Light other squishier Awesomenauts have to buy instead of Turbo) and 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.
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.
Glass Cannon/Fragile Speedster: Being the game's assassin class, Leon can't take much damage, compounded by his reliance on close range combat. However, he's fast and 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.
Regenerating Health: Happens with all characters with an upgrade, 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, alwaysrunning towards enemies.
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.
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.
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 spacerace. 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 warpfields 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?
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: A possibility - as said before, it's unclear as to whether the computer he created from the rocket has taken control of his mind, or if he really is that cunning. However, the fact that Yuri himself utters 'monkey-speak' before each translation is possibly an indication that Yuri is still in control.
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.
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.
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 herwhen 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."
Demonic Spider: The point of Coco is to fling lightning balls at you and then slow you from your naive attempts to get closer to her.
Fragile Speedster: Highest base speed in the game, and is tied for the 5th most health in the game, but is a melee character that has no other method to avoid/absorb taking damage getting into melee range unlike similar close-range Awesomenauts save for dodging.
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 the 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.
Mighty Glacier: Takes plenty of punishment, his damage output in Siege mode is absolutely insane, and he can buy an upgrade to increase his defence 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.
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!
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.
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 Skølldirs fury is upon you!
Acrofatic: Is surprisingly mobile with his double jump.
Hey, It's That Voice!: Presented to you by the vocal talents of Simon Lane, of internet fame, who used one of his stock but famous voices during the recording. To further promote this, his alternate skin was visually based on Simon/Honeydew, and codes for it were given away by the Yogscast.
Raelynn loves big guns. After highschool 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 weaponary. 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 Pulserifle "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.
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 homeplanet 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.
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.
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.
All Webbed Up: 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.
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 a 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.
The Hedonist: His Entin species apparently is gluttonous and lustful to such an extent that the rest of the universe retaliated with bugspray and nearly wiped them out until the remainder hoped to save their species from further incurring such wrath by devoutly fasting.
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.
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 droppod 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!
Difficult, But Awesome: When used at low enough health, Evil Eye can be the single highest 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 not by much.
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).
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.
Turns Red: Her Evil Eye causes her to do more damage the less health she has.
With My Hands Tied: Remains handcuffed most of the time, but easily pulls them apart when in Rage Mode.
"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 Homboldts 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!
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 Koala’s, 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.”