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Backstory[edit | edit source]

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.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Theme Song Lyrics[edit | edit source]

I am Popae... (4x)

Voice actor: Jesse Cox

Taunt[edit | edit source]

▶️"Put you to sleep, I shall!" - Probably a reference to Star Wars[1] character Yoda[2] and his peculiar way of speaking.

▶️"You shall not pass!" - A reference to Gandalf[3], a character from The Lord of the Rings[4] novel.

▶️"I am one with the dream!"

▶️"50 percent silk, 50 percent death."


▶️"I foresee your demise."

▶️"There is no try, now die!" - A reference to Star Wars character Yoda.[2]

▶️"Afraid yet? You will be..." - Probably a reference to Star Wars character Yoda[2] and his peculiar way of speaking.

▶️"I see fortune in my future!"

▶️"A curse upon you!"

Help[edit | edit source]

▶️"I am in peril!"



▶️"To me!"

▶️"I need protection!"

Attack[edit | edit source]




▶️"Strike with vengeance!"

▶️"Get them, minions!"

Defend[edit | edit source]



▶️"Fall back!"

▶️"Return to the nectar!"

▶️"Protect the nectar!"

▶️"Fly you fools!" - A reference to Gandalf, a character from The Lord of the Rings novel.

Teleporting[edit | edit source]

▶️"I miss my cocoon."

▶️"Back to the hive!"

▶️"Time for meditation."

▶️"I shall return!"



▶️*Cough* *cough* "I need to clear my throat" - A reference to Yogurt from Spaceballs.

▶️"Going back to spin my sweater!"

Purchase[edit | edit source]

▶️"Wehehehe, empowering!"

▶️"Hehehe, empowering!"

▶️"Wisely spent!"

▶️"We all live in a material world!" - Possible reference to Material Girl[5], a song by American singer Madonna[6].

▶️"Ancient artifacts!"

▶️"Pffft... the material does not affe- OOOH, shiny trinkets!"

▶️"Sweet nectar!"

▶️"Sweet nectar!"

Chosen[edit | edit source]

▶️"I see fortune in my future!"


▶️"Space Butterfly, grant me your strength!"

▶️"50 percent silk, 50 percent death."

Drop pod in[edit | edit source]

▶️"We are all but specks of dust in the dream of the Grand Butterfly."

▶️"Heheheh, cocoons fall from the sky!"

▶️"Born anew! I live again!"

▶️"All shall belong to the hive!"

▶️"Calm my senses this nectar will." - Probably a reference to Yoda[2] and his peculiar way of speaking.

▶️"An offer you shall be, to the Space Butterfly!" - Probably a reference Yoda[2] and his peculiar way of speaking.

▶️"Reborn from the cocoon!"

▶️"I wish only to serve."

▶️"I wish only to serve."

▶️"I obey the Butterfly!"

▶️"Shun the nonbeliever!" - A reference to a line from Charlie the Unicorn.[7]

▶️"The sleeper awakes!" - A reference to Dune.[8]

▶️"From the cocoon, I awaken!"

Killing Blow[edit | edit source]

▶️"Your time has come!"

▶️"Your blood for the Butterfly!"

▶️"Back to your cocoon!"

▶️"Don't waste my time!"

▶️"Your soul is mine!" - A possible reference to Shang Tsung[9], and one of his lines from Mortal Kombat.[10]

▶️"Another offering to the Grand Space Butterfly!"

▶️"Forever asleep!"

▶️"Die heretic!"

▶️"Be drained of life!"

Killing Spree[edit | edit source]

▶️"Power! Unlimited power!" - A reference to Palpatine[11], a character from Star Wars. Also a popular quote from Genji's Voice Actor, Jesse Cox.

▶️"Heheheheh, more souls for the Master!"

▶️"A butterfly grows within me!"

▶️"All shall belong to the hive!"

Being Hit[edit | edit source]







▶️"Blah! Nooo!"

▶️"Blah! Nooo!"

▶️"Raugh! Nooo!"








On Death[edit | edit source]


▶️"Aulagh" *choke* *choke*

▶️"Augh" *choke*

▶️"I shall be reborn..."


▶️"Sweet embrace..."

Using Monarch Blessing[edit | edit source]

▶️"Bask in the glory!"

▶️"Bask in the glory!"



▶️"Space Butterfly, grant me your strength!" - A reference to the Voice Actor, Jesse Cox.

Grim Genji Quotes[edit | edit source]

Taunt[edit | edit source]

▶️"You don't know the power of The Void!" - A reference to Star Wars character Darth Vader's line "You don't know the power of the Dark Side".

▶️"Darkness consumes you!"

▶️"Suffer my wrath!"

▶️"Curses! Curses!" - A reference to Mojo Jojo[12], the main antagonist in the Powerpuff Girls series.

▶️"Fear the reaper!" - A reference to the song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"[13] band Blue Öyster Cult[14].

▶️"I've got a few bones to pick with you!"

▶️"Tear you apart I shall!" - Probably a reference Yoda[2] and his peculiar way of speaking.

▶️"You have no power here!" - A reference to the memorable quote of King Theoden[15] in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Help[edit | edit source]

▶️"I'm in grave danger!"

▶️"I'm having a mid-death crisis!" - Possibly a reference to the Warcraft III monster, Shade

▶️"Devour them!"

Attack[edit | edit source]

▶️"The time has come... to destroy them!"

▶️"Collect their skulls!"

▶️"Seize their lives, we shall!" - Probably a reference to Yoda[2] and his peculiar way of speaking.

▶️"The hour of The Moth is at hand!"




Defend[edit | edit source]

▶️"The shrines are under siege!"

▶️"Fall back to the darkness!"

▶️"Protect our defenses!"




Teleporting[edit | edit source]

▶️"To The Void cave!" - A possible reference to the Batman's Batcave[16], but in this scenario, used by worshipers of the Void Moth.

▶️"Into The Void I fly!"

▶️"I require the solace of the shadows!"

▶️"I flee!"

Purchase[edit | edit source]

▶️"The Void... is now in my wallet."

▶️"More power for the cult!"



▶️"A powerful weapon this will be!" - Probably a reference to Yoda[2] and his peculiar way of speaking.

Chosen[edit | edit source]

▶️"Ohhh, nasty!" - Possibly a reference to Knightmare.[17]

▶️"I am the only certainty!"


Drop pod in[edit | edit source]

▶️"The Void Moth hungers!" - A reference to a Stalker[18] quote from Starcraft 2.

▶️"The prophet of ancient evil rises!"

▶️"The Grand Moth demands sacrifice!"

▶️"The Void Moth commands me!"

▶️"100% death!"

▶️"Dead man walking!"

▶️"The restless dead shall serve!"

▶️"I am the ghost of Awesomenauts past!" - A reference to Charles Dickens'[19] A Christmas Carol[20].

Killing Blow[edit | edit source]

▶️"I am the only certainty!"

▶️"As was foretold!"


▶️"A sacrifice!"

▶️"Give my regards to the abyss!" - A reference to the Necromancer class[21] in Diablo II, after killing Mephisto.

▶️"Ohhh nasty!"

Killing Spree[edit | edit source]

▶️"I feast!"

▶️"I am death! Destroyer of worlds!"


▶️"Mine! All mine!"

Being Hit[edit | edit source]





▶️"Ulah! *Coughs*"

▶️"Hahhua Aaaugh"










On Death[edit | edit source]

▶️"I become one with The Void!"

▶️"The cycle is... completed..."

▶️"I... return to death..."

▶️"I... meet my master..."




Using Cocoon[edit | edit source]

▶️"I banish thee to the shadow realm!" - A reference to Yu-Gi-Oh!.

▶️"A coffin!"


Using Monarch Blessing[edit | edit source]





Nauts In-Game Look[edit | edit source]

Character[edit | edit source]

Default skin.
Default skin.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Kage Genji.
Kage Genji.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Genji the Grey. (donated by Gatronix)
Genji the Grey.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Grim Genji.
Grim Genji.

Minimap Icon[edit | edit source]

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Scoreboard Icon[edit | edit source]

Classicon Butterfly.png

Skin Information[edit | edit source]

Kage Genji[edit | edit source]

CharacterRender kage genji.png

From the land of wind, fire, water, lightning and earth comes Kage Genji. Defending the village of the Hidden Cocoon from all forces that would oppose it, Kage Genji holds the highest religious rank an Entin disciple can attain. Are you a weary traveler looking for spiritual guidance? Then turn your clouded gaze to Kage Genji! - Official Steam Store description.

This skin gives Genji a kimono based on Akatsuki kimono from the Naruto franchise, a chinese straw hat and a praying beads necklace. His butterfly staff is replaced by a bamboo one as well.

Genji the Grey[edit | edit source]


Genji the Grey wizard is not some conjurer of cheap tricks. He's a trusty companion for any questing party in need of his wisdom or his crafty smoke rings! Are you in need of some fireballs, wisdom and balrog smiting? Look no further than Genji the Grey! - Official Steam Store description.

This skin is obviously based on Gandalf the Grey from The Lord of the Rings novel and, as such, gives Genji the vests of a wizard, completed with a wizard hat with a butterfly-shaped buckle on it. The tip of his staff is a glowing crystal.

Although it's based on Gandalf there some other (possible) references to other media: Genji carries a giant scroll on his back, much like League of Legends' Ryze, while his beard is similar to Dumbledore, from the movie version of Harry Potter.

Grim Genji[edit | edit source]

CharacterRender Butterfly Skin GrimGenji redBG.png

From the darkest reaches of space, the Void Moth comes to spreads its wings over all of creation. To aid him in his eternal struggle against the Space Butterfly, the Void Moth has sent out it's most powerful prophet, Grim Genji, to go forth and gather more souls for his master.

This DLC contains a custom skin for Genji in Awesomenauts, and comes with a fully customized voice set by Jesse Cox!

If you have not already unlocked the character, purchasing this DLC will do so.

Grim Genji was designed by community member Li Yang 'Xethoz' Lim for the Design-a-skin competition and was chosen by the community as the most awesome concept from more than 250 submissions! - Official Steam Store description.

This skin gives Genji the looks of the Grim Reaper: He has a skeletal body with exposed ribs, bony limbs and tusks. He wears a much darker team-colored cloak and has small bat wings on his back. He wields a scythe with glyphs etched on it, which he uses as a wand as usual.

A skull can be seen when he casts Monarch Blessing and unlike previous skins, he says lines when using Cocoon. Butterfly shot is replaced with a flying skull instead of the usual butterfly (with the Storm Drum cloud having flying bats on it as well).

Being premium, this skin comes with its own unique voice-acting.

Awesomenaut Showcase[edit | edit source]

Grim Genji Showcase[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Genji was the last 'naut to be animated by Kewn of Ronimo Games, before he started working on Swords & Soldiers II.
  • Genji's worship of the "Grand Space Butterfly" is based on Jesse Cox's mock deity, the Space Butterfly.
  • Genji's Kage skin and description are a reference to the popular manga and anime series, Naruto[22].
  • Genji the Grey's concept was originally created by forum user and artist "EldridgeSandokan"[23]
  • Grim Genji was part of the Awesomenauts Skin Contest 2014, where it won first place. It was designed by Li Yang "Xethoz" Lim. The original concept art can be seen below:
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References[edit | edit source]