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, C-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?
Melting can make enemy corpses and destroyed props explode like a Blood Launcher grenade. These explosions destroy incoming bullets and cannot hurt the player. Corpses of larger enemies and larger destroyed objects cause his special to emit three explosions instead of one.
Melting starts with only 2 HP but gains one more rad from everything, including enemies that don't usually give rads - eg Small Green Rats.
Throne Butt causes his special to emit three explosions per body/object instead of one. The body/object size doesn't matter.
Rebel can sacrifice health to summon allies that shoot enemies. Cost starts at 1HP, and increases to 2HP if at least one ally is currently alive. Allies will lose health over time. Spawning another ally heals any pre-existing allies. Allies can drop ammo, health, and some rads when they die.
Rebel heals halfway to full health when she goes through a portal.
Sheep can run forward, dealing damage in a wide melee-like swing before her. While doing so, the player can shift Sheep's tragectory to the side, but complete control of the tragectory is impossible. The damage and the size of the swing build over time while charging.
Sheep can destroy one projectile while charging, but the charge will be cancelled.
Viking gets one armour piece at the start of each level, which completely negates any hit, removing the armour piece in the process. Viking may only have two armour pieces at once, unless a specific Ultra Mutation or Throne Butt was chosen.
Viking can use one of her armour pieces to create a line of tile-destroying energy which deals huge damage.
Throne Butt increases armour cap by one, and makes it so Viking receives two armour pieces at the start of each level instead of one.
Weaponsmith can combine two weapons to get a higher tier weapon. The tier of which weapon is raised is randomly selected, meaning you have a better chance to get a higher tier weapon if both weapons you combine are high tier themselves. If a weapon with a mod is combined with a weapon with no mod, the new weapon will have that mod.
Weaponsmith can have more mods on a single weapon .
Yung Cuz can create Buddies- smaller clones of himself that have the same weapons as him- at the cost of half your current max HP. They are controlled by the player, alongside Cuz himself with no need of extra input. Max HP and Buddies are reset after exiting a Portal.
Buddies use as much ammo as a normal player would while firing each weapon, meaning that if you have two buddies you will have to deal with x3 ammo consumption. Buddies increase the amount of ammo gained from Small Ammo Chests depending on how many you have.
Throne Butt makes Small Ammo Chests give even more ammo depending on how many Buddies you have.
Each shot landed gives you a stack of Skill. Stacks increase accuracy and damage. Stacks are reset after missing twice in a row. As long as at least one projectile of a shot hits, it counts as a shot landed.
Throne Butt causes stacks of Skill to decay rapidly instead of instantaneously when you miss, healing Humphry while they decay. Hitting another shot stops the decay.