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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Playable Characters

    Froggy G 

"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.

  • Affectionate Parody: Of 90's gangsta rappers.

  • Attack Deflector: With the Right Back at Ya! upgrade, his Tornado Move will not only deflect projectiles, but turn them friendly so they'll only harm enemies.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal
  • Glass Cannon: He ties with Ksenia for the lowest health pool in the game, but deals significant amounts of damage.
  • Ground Pound: His Splash Dash can be upgraded to explode when crashing into not just the ground, but the walls, ceiling, or enemy turrets.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses a fish for a gun.
  • In a Single Bound: Has the highest jump of all the 'nauts, especially when upgraded. Makes sense, since he's a frog and all.
  • Jive Turkey
  • Lightning Bruiser: His abilities give him high levels of offense and mobility. Froggy G is very good at catching up to enemies, and to an extent, killing them. While he starts off with low health, he can upgrade to have a decent amount.
  • Making a Splash: All his abilities are water-based.
  • One-Hit Polykill: One of the upgrades for his gun allows him to shoot through groups of enemies.
  • Punny Name: His previous rapper names.
  • Spread Shot: The Thornfish upgrade for his gun makes him shoot an additional two weaker shots.
  • Shout-Out: Some of his lines are references to rap songs

    Sheriff Lonestar 

Voiced by Anthony Haynes

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Most Writers Are Writers: His Super breed 2.0 item has a flavour description befitting of a video game patch.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Well, he WAS supposed to look like a cow's version of the boogeyman.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: His dynamite.

    Leon Chameleon 

"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.

  • 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: Even his theme music suavely serenades you.
  • 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.
  • Name's the Same: Shares his first name with another space chameleon.
  • 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.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: His tongue attack pulls an opponent towards him. Well, unless you dodge it.


"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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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?

    Voltar the Omniscient 

"Resistance is futile!"

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.

  • 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
  • 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 he can't even deal damage with his auto-attack. 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 

"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."

    Derpl Zork 

"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.

  • Abnormal Ammo: CATS. Although they're actually Hard Light, but still.
  • Area of Effect: His nuke ability.
  • Bilingual Bonus: S.U.S.I. can also be read as "Susi", a Finnish word for "Wolf".
  • 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.
  • 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!


"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.

  • Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: He sometimes pronounces his name with a hard G (Guh-naw).
  • 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.
  • Demonic Spider: Few things are worse than retreating to the health creeps when you really need them, only to find Gnaw's weedlings are there, have already killed them, and are shooting at you next.
  • 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.
  • 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.


"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!


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.

    Vinnie and Spike 

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

Vinnie voiced by John Bain

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.

  • Actor Allusion: Note the Hey, It's That Voice! entry below, then note this line that Vinnie sometimes says once he's Air Dropped in during the start of the match:
    "Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Vinnie. I'm here to ask and answer one simple question: who said crime doesn't pay?"
  • 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Voiced by Totalbiscuit.
  • 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 reference to krabby patties.
  • 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 

"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.

  • 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Voiced by Jesse Cox, and is essentially a reference to the Space Butterfly character Jesse made up in one of his videos.
  • 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.
  • 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.


"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!

  • Actor Allusion: Like Vinnie, she can quote her VA's web series after being Air Dropped in.
    "Hey, whatcha playin?"
  • Badass Adorable
  • 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 used to counter this by healing her when damaging an enemy. After the 2.9 patch, it shields her from incoming damage by a certain percentage, that gets higher the more enemies she's hitting with it.
  • 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: So far, she's the only child Awesomenaut.
  • 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
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Hey Ash.
  • Life Drain: Her Chain Whack could be upgraded to have this effect. As of patch 2.8, she has it by default, though the percentage of hit points regenerated can still be upgraded. Her Rage used to allow her to do this to enemies she hit with it.
  • Little Miss Badass
  • Power Floats: While using Rage, she can fly around in any direction, going through enemies.
  • 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.

    Admiral Swiggins 

"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!

    Ted McPain 

"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.”

    Penny Fox 

"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!

  • Arm Cannon: An equipment for her claw allows her to fire mid-range blasts from a hand-mounted gun when her charges are full.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Two of her skins have her wearing boots that don't cover her feet.
  • 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Is it any surprise that Dodger is voicing a fox character?
  • 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 

"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!


"Puttin' the mon in technomoncy!"

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.

     The Scoop of Justice 

"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.


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

Voiced by Lani Minella

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.

  • 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. She has to stay still while she's using it, though.
  • Double Jump
  • 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.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A space dragon to be exact.
  • Shout-Out:
  • 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: Partially 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.


"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.


"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 opera's on her hood and perfectly knows what she is doing.

  • Ambiguously Human: Averted. She may not look like it at first glance, but Ksenia is a human. Her grey color is a mesh covering, not her skin.
  • Developers' Foresight: Dragon Huntress Ksenia has unique quips if she kills Nibbs the dragon.
  • 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 silence enemies with her attacks while invisible.
  • Glass Cannon: Ties with Froggy G for lowest health, but is very agile and hits hard.
  • 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.