Nuclear Throne Wiki
Nuclear Throne Wiki


This page contains the characters/mutants that the player can choose in Nuclear Throne. Each character is listed with a bit of their backstory, passive and active abilities and B-Skins. Click on a character's icon or name in the table below for more info.

The portals are said to aid people on their journey to the Nuclear Throne, but no-one has ever returned from them. All the mutants truly believe the wormholes will take them there, but which hero will make it to the Nuclear Throne?

Characters table[]

Character Description
Fish icon1.png


  • Fish can roll. 
  • Fish gets more ammo from weapons and ammo pickups. He also starts with more ammo.
  • Throne Butt allows him to continue rolling as long as the active button is held and also allows him to move in different directions while rolling.
  • Unlocked from the start.
Crystal icon1.png


  • Crystal has 10 max HP from the start.
  • Crystal can activate a temporary, stationary shield form that reflects most damage for a few seconds. The shield duration decreases the more damage is taken.
  • Throne Butt exchanges a lower duration shield for the ability to teleport to the cursor location after her shield disappears.
  • Unlocked from the start.
Eyes icon1.png


  • Eyes can see better in dark areas like Sewers, Crystal Caves, and Labs.
  • Eyes can use telekinesis to attract pickups and enemies closer to them and deflect projectiles away from them.
  • Throne Butt increases the attract/deflect effectiveness.
  • Unlocked by reaching the Sewers.
Melting icon1.png


  • Melting starts with only 2 HP but gains more Rads.
  • Melting can explode corpses and destroyed environmental objects currently on screen to deal damage.
  • Throne Butt causes their special to emit three explosions per body/object instead of one. The body/object size doesn't matter.
  • Unlocked by dying for the first time.
Plant icon1.png


  • Plant moves faster.
  • Plant can shoot pods that cause vines to rapidly grow, slowing enemies caught in them.
  • Throne Butt makes its vines kill anything under 33% health.
  • Unlocked by reaching the Scrapyard.
Yv icon1.png

Y.V. (Yung Venuz)

  • Y.V. has an increased rate of fire, that also affects their special ability.
  • Y.V. can fire weapons twice with a single button press, but with double the reload time.
  • Throne Butt allows them to shoot four projectiles at the same time but with triple reload time.
  • Starts with a Golden Revolver.

Steroids icon1.png


  • Steroids starts with two revolvers.
  • Steroids dual-wields their weapons, allowing them to fire both at the same time. They are also always fully automatic.
  • Throne Butt causes them to regenerate ammo for one weapon by firing the other. This is more likely to occur when both weapons are being fired at once.
  • When unlocking a golden weapon for Steroids they will have the golden weapon and one normal revolver equipped instead of two revolvers
  • Unlocked by reaching the Labs.
Robot icon1.png


  • Robot finds higher tier weapons.
  • Robot can eat its currently equipped weapon to regenerate some ammo or HP.
  • Throne Butt adds additional ammo or health that is equal to one mini ammo or HP pickup when eating a weapon.
  • Golden Weapons will give you the most amount of ammo and HP out of everything.
  • Unlocked by reaching the Frozen City.
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  • When Chicken dies, she loses 2 max HP and she can walk around headless for 5 seconds. Regaining HP will make her head grow back but max health remains lowered.
  • Chicken can throw her currently equipped weapon, which deals damage to a single target on contact.
  • With Throne Butt, thrown weapons can pierce through targets.
  • Starts with the Chicken Sword.

  • Unlocked by reaching the Jungle.
Rebel icon1.png


  • Rebel heals halfway to full health when she goes through a portal.
  • Rebel can sacrifice some of her health to summon allies that will follow her and attack enemies. This ability cannot be done if her health is at 1.
  • Throne Butt improves her bandit allies' rate of fire.

Horror icon1.png


  • Gets an additional Mutation choice when leveling up.
  • Horror can fire off all currently stored Rads in a beam, damaging enemies and destroying incoming projectiles.
  • Horror will also choose from three Ultra Mutations instead of the standard two.
  • Horror's radiation beam gets wider twice as fast with Throne Butt. Using the beam for extended periods of time now heals Horror (1 HP for every 1.5 seconds).

  • To unlock Horror you have to skip a Radiation Canister and on the next area skip a Big Radiation Canister. Horror will spawn as a mindless enemy breaking out of a canister in the level after skipping the Big Radiation Canister. Defeating the Hostile Horror in battle unlocks it as a playable character.
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  • Radiation Canisters become Portal Strike ammunition, which looks like a blue canister.
  • Wanted by the I.D.P.D.; they will constantly spawn and attack throughout the course of the game.
  • Causes an explosion whenever she takes damage which damages enemies and destroys projectiles.
  • Can fire off a line of five explosions via her Portal Strike ability. She starts the game with one strike, and can hold up to three uses max.
  • Throne Butt strengthens the Portal Strike explosion.
  • Starts with the Rogue Rifle.

Hidden Characters

Character Description
Skelly Icon.png


  • Skeleton can fire weapons for free with a chance to take damage instead.
  • Has only 4 health, moves slower, and is less accurate than other characters.
  • Can fire off a shot that doesn't use ammo, but has a chance of dealing one point of damage to the player.
  • Throne Butt lowers the chance of taking damage with its special ability.
  • Cannot be played from the start.

  • If Melting dies while inside a Necromancer's resurrection circle, they will be revived as the Skeleton.
Frog Icon.png


  • Frog will create a bunch of toxic clouds based on how long the special ability button was held for.
  • Has to move constantly. Stops moving only when the special ability button is held.
  • Immune to toxins and will take no damage from toxic clouds.
  • Frog's ability has him stand in place for as long as the ability button is held. When released, Frog will emit a bunch of toxic clouds that damage enemies.
  • Throne Butt causes toxic gas to spread further and faster.
  • Starts with the Golden Frog Pistol.

  • If you damage the Mom boss at least once with a Golden Weapon and keep that weapon until she is killed, she will drop the Frog Pistol. Storing the Frog Pistol in a Proto Chest and finding it with a different character will turn the weapon into a Golden Frog Pistol. It will become that character's starting weapon if you take it through a portal. Playing the game with a character that has the Golden Frog Pistol set as its starting weapon, will replace that character with the Frog.
Big Dog icon.png

Big Dog

  • Big Dog starts with 300HP, 255 bullet ammo and 55 explosive ammo.
  • Cannot pick up and use weapons, pressing the fire button will instead cause Big Dog to spin around in place firing bullets in a circular pattern.
  • Is very slow and cannot fit through tight spaces without the use of his active ability.
  • Big Dog's ability fires three slow-moving explosive missiles that can be guided with the cursor. These missiles drop pickups when destroyed.
  • Throne Butt makes Big Dog's projectiles and missiles move faster.
  • Changes all music to the Scrapyard boss theme.
  • Unlocked by defeating Big Dog.
  • Was added as a playable character for April Fools 2015 and removed a week later in u67.
  • Every year is added for just April 1st, but only on the current open beta via steam.