Ix the Interloper/Information

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Backstory[edit | edit source]

Ix was a courageous Luxuxi spirit who roamed the crystal planet of Luxor. Carefree and totally zenned out, the infinite crystal reflections were all the family and friends Ix needed. But then the Disaster struck. Intergalactic megacorporations started to drill Luxor’s dark side on a massive scale, as it housed unusually energetic crystals.

At first Ix tried to ‘discourage’ the miners in various ways. Most annoying was when he swapped the sugar for crystals, causing several aliens to break their teeth and having to stop using sugar in their coffee altogether. Despite the meddling of this ethereal interloper however, the miners kept drilling with dogged determination.

In a flash of self-righteous outrage over this, Ix merged its life force with some high-energy crystals. This unprecedented merging of forces finally gave Ix a corporeal form. Harnessing the energies of this new crystalline body, Ix razed the miner’s facilities to the ground. The destruction of their Zork industries porta potties turned out to be the last straw, as the miners finally gave up and left.

Feeling particularly good about himself after this deed, Ix decided to keep harassing intergalactic mining operations. After a while Blabl Zork got wind of this raw talent for drill destruction. He then convinced Ix to join the Awesomenauts by presenting the mercenary team as an environmental force for good.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Voice actor: Arin Scalfo

Taunts[edit | edit source]

▶️"I'm a diamond in the rough!"

▶️"Your deaths will fertilize the land!"

▶️"Public service announcement: Don't litter!"

▶️"For every one of you that dies, I'll plant a tree!"

▶️"I'm the pebble in your shoe!"

▶️"I am too hard to handle!"

▶️"Remind me, which bin do I use to recycle you?"

Help[edit | edit source]

▶️"Help me, brothers and sisters!"


▶️"Aid me!"

▶️"Scarf on fire!"

Attack[edit | edit source]

▶️"Shatter them!"

▶️"Crack their defenses!"


▶️"Attack those polluters!"

▶️"Let's endanger them!"

▶️"Down with the polluters!"

▶️"Reclaim Luxor!"

Defend[edit | edit source]

▶️"Totally zenned out right now"

▶️"This aggression will not stand, man!" - A reference to The Big Lebowsky[1].

▶️"Make defense, not offense" - A reference to the slogan "Make love, not war"[2]

▶️"Become nature's shield!"

▶️"Ecosystem endangered!"

▶️"We're being prospected!"

▶️"Unchecked privilege heading our way!" - A reference to the meme "Check your Privilage"[3].

Purchase[edit | edit source]

▶️"Ugh. Need to wash my hands after this!"

▶️"Solar, so they say, is the root of all evil today!" - A reference to Money[4] by Pink Floyd[5].

▶️"I only buy organic!"

▶️"Hmm... gemstone polish!"

▶️"Oh, this one is Solar-powered!"

▶️"I hope this doesn't contain gluten!"

Teleporting[edit | edit source]

▶️"Did you know? Each teleport could power a Zurian's house for a century!"

▶️"I should probably walk..."

▶️"This is so irresponsible!"

▶️"Can't believe I'm wasting energy!"

▶️"I return to my safezone!"

▶️"Back to oneness!"

Chosen[edit | edit source]

▶️"By our crystals combined! I am Ix!" - A reference to Captain Planet[6].

▶️"I'm not just in my element! I am my element!"

▶️"How much wood could a woodchuck chuck before they hear the trees crying?"

Drop Pod In[edit | edit source]

▶️"Oof! This drop pod did fall far from the starship!"

▶️"My droppods are completely biodegradable... after exploding."

▶️"This situation calls for some passive resistance!"

▶️"By our crystals combined! I am Ix!"

▶️"I wore scarves before anyone else did!"

▶️"I have many facets, and they're all as hard as diamond!"

▶️"Pollution is not the solution, my friend!"

▶️"I'm not just in my element! I am my element!"

▶️"Protect the environment! Hey, what's that drill doing in our base?"

▶️"I'm trying out this new 'zen-tea low-mineral' diet!"

▶️"My scarf is 100% organic, fair trade, suffering-free fiber! And yours?"

▶️"Whoa whoa, slow down, my friend! No need for raised voices!"

▶️"How much wood could a woodchuck chuck before they hear the trees crying?"

▶️"I tried to save the universe from pollution before it was cool!"

▶️"Energy-neutral warfare. You've probably never heard of it!"

Killing Blow[edit | edit source]

▶️"Reflect upon this!"

▶️"From killer to compost!"

▶️"I rock!"

▶️"Let nature take its course!"

▶️"Stone cold!"

▶️"Lesson learned!"

▶️"Should've gone green!"


▶️"So sorry!"

Killing Spree[edit | edit source]

▶️"Contemplate this on a tree of woe!" - A reference to the 1982 Conan the Barbarian movie[7].

▶️"Mother Nature can be cruel..."

▶️"I'm a blood diamond!" - A reference to the term used for a diamond mined in a war zone[8].

▶️"I'm unbreakable!"

▶️"One stone... three birds!"

Being Hit[edit | edit source]










On Death[edit | edit source]

▶️"Circle of life..."

▶️"Just a minor fracture..."

▶️"It's crystal clear now..."

▶️"I'm shattered!"

▶️"Cut down to size..."

▶️"We are star stuff!" - A reference to a quote by Carl Sagan[9].

▶️"They saw... right through me..."

▶️"Gah! Energy form is so last year!"

Using Psionic Bond[edit | edit source]

▶️"There are two sides to every psionic bond!"

▶️"True synergy!"


▶️"I gotcha!"

▶️"Let's share!"

▶️"Ah, the missing link!"

▶️"I have you!"

▶️"24 carat bond!"

Using Displace[edit | edit source]

▶️"Stay behind me!"

▶️"Let's swap!"

▶️"Life finds a way!" - A reference to a quote by Dr. Ian Malcolm in the 1993 Jurassic Park movie[10].




Displace unavailable[edit | edit source]

▶️"Can't displace!"

▶️"Swap blocked!"

▶️"Our bond is too weak!"

▶️"Something's blocking us!"

▶️"Too much cosmic interference!"

Using Refract[edit | edit source]


▶️"Rock hard!"



▶️"Gaseous form!"

▶️"Can't touch this!" - A reference to U Can't Touch This[11] by MC Hammer[12].

▶️"I'm space dust!"

Killing gun-wielding 'nauts/skins[edit | edit source]

▶️"Were those bullets recycable?"

Killing robotic 'nauts/skins[edit | edit source]

▶️"Serves you right, gas guzzler!"

Steel Seraph Quotes[edit | edit source]

Taunts[edit | edit source]

▶️"I can't believe how antiquated you are!"

▶️"There's a special robotic hellscape for you!"

▶️"Think you can escape my tracking sensors?"

▶️"Believe this: before this match is done, you're scrap!"

▶️"You are underpowered!"

▶️"Am I grinding your gears?"

▶️"I'm the ghost in the machine!"

Help[edit | edit source]

▶️"Aid me!"



▶️"Request help!"

Attack[edit | edit source]




▶️"Attack them!"


▶️"Attack now!"

Defend[edit | edit source]

▶️"Enemy approaching!"


▶️"Defensive matrix!"

▶️"Enemy is here!"

▶️"Defend now!"

▶️"We must defend!"

Purchase[edit | edit source]

▶️"Anything against corrosion?"

▶️"Upgrade acquired!"

▶️"Better and faster every hour!"

▶️"Let's boost those clock cycles!"

▶️"Twice the power, double the fun!"

▶️"I'm made of steel, not Solar!"

Teleporting[edit | edit source]


▶️"Reconstructing matter!"

▶️"Travel vector laid in!"

▶️"No rest for the angelic!" - A play on the phrase "no rest for the wicked"

▶️"Rerouting energy!"

Chosen[edit | edit source]

▶️"I'll make you all see the light!"


▶️"Blessed am I!"

Drop Pod In[edit | edit source]

▶️"I'm 20% faster and stronger than everyone else!" - A reference to My Little Pony[13].

▶️"Clunk? Derpl? Sentry? They're tin cans when compared to me!"

▶️"Strip away my armor and what's left? Fusion-powered engines, that's what!" - A reference to Iron Man[14] in The Avengers[15].

▶️"I'm fusion-powered, nano-enhanced, tungsten-plated... and I've got an attitude!"

▶️"Straight from heavenly homeworld of Luxor, I am the Steel Seraph!"

▶️"I will strike down everything and everyone in my way!"

▶️"I do not sleep! I never tire! My will is everlasting!"

▶️"I have a score to settle with evildoers everywhere!"

▶️"The armored angel of high-tech destruction arrives!"

▶️"Who needs divine intervention when you can have iron intervention?"

▶️"The power of me compels you!" - A reference to The Exorcist[16].

▶️"Has anyone felt a malevolent presence?"

▶️"Scanning terrain for hellspawn!"

▶️"I'll make you all see the light!"

▶️"Why on earth am I using a droppod when I have wings?"

Killing Blow[edit | edit source]

▶️"Servos them right!"

▶️"Inferior creature!"

▶️"Blessed am I!"

▶️"Improve yourself!"

▶️"Better yourself!"

▶️"Steel trumps flesh!"

▶️"Killcount: infinite!"

▶️"I'm not weeping!" - A reference to Weeping Angels[17] from Doctor Who[18].

▶️"No pithy comeback?" - A reference to Alec Travelyan[19] from Goldeneye[20].

Killing Spree[edit | edit source]

▶️"That's how Awesomenauts do it, and it's worked out pretty well so far!"

▶️"Enemy activity dealt with!" - A reference to Iron Man.

▶️"My sensors indicate no enemies left."

▶️"Machine perfection!"

Being Hit[edit | edit source]










On Death[edit | edit source]

▶️"Rusting away!"


▶️"Power overloading!"

▶️"Fuses blown!"


▶️"Initiate resurrection!"


▶️"Powering down!"

Using Psionic Bond[edit | edit source]

▶️"Let's merge!"

▶️"Angelic bond!"


▶️"You and me!"

▶️"Mind melt!"

▶️"Let's link!"

▶️"Link up!"

Using Displace[edit | edit source]


▶️"You, for me!"

▶️"Switching vectors!"




▶️"Step into the light!"

Displace Unavailable[edit | edit source]


▶️"Can't displace!"

▶️"Displacement failed!"

▶️"Something's in the way!"

▶️"Can't come through!"

Using refract[edit | edit source]

▶️"Shifting molecules!"

▶️"Quantum state, now!"

▶️"Phase refraction!"

▶️"Shifting out!"



ENCOUNTERING A robotic 'naut/skin[edit | edit source]

▶️"Step aside, antiquated machinery!"

ENCOUNTERING a demonic/evil-themed 'naut/skin[edit | edit source]

▶️"Back to the burning void, demon creeps!"

Encountering Scoop[edit | edit source]

▶️"Keep on smiting!"

Nauts In-Game Look[edit | edit source]

Character[edit | edit source]

Default skin.
Default skin.
Steel Seraph Ix.
Steel Seraph Ix.

Minimap Icon[edit | edit source]

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Scoreboard Icon[edit | edit source]

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Skin Information[edit | edit source]

Steel Seraph Ix[edit | edit source]

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As angels are usually peaceful and quite focused on their herbal infusions, the Heavens did little more than weep as soulless robots and demonic mercenaries slowly spread across the galaxy. However, one of these angels could no longer stand idly by and decided that the time had come to intervene in the realm of mortals.

Turning the weapons of the robotic overlords against themselves, this angel became an armored being of high-tech destruction. Now this fusion-powered, nano-enhanced, tungsten-plated angel is feared across the galaxy. In their frightened whispers its adversaries call this mysterious being 'the Steel Seraph'.

Having made landfall on Luxor, the Steel Seraph strikes fear in the hearts of all droids, robots, and demonic influences in the region of space dominated by the ones and zeros. Its first destination? The Awesomenauts!

This DLC contains a custom skin for Ix the Interloper in Awesomenauts, and comes with a fully customized voice set! If you have not unlocked the character yet, purchasing this content will do so. Steel Seraph Ix has unique voicelines when encountering robotic or demonic opponents. - Official Steam Store description.

This skin makes Ix into a robotic angel. He has a visor instead of a face, with a crystal floating slightly above his head. He has large shoulder pads and two holographic wings on his back. The bottom of his feet have jet thrusters, which can be seen when he moves and jumps. He leaves a green glow effect whenever he moves.

The projectiles for Radiate are holographic and more streamlined. Many of his particles are changed into polygon grids, including the impact of Radiate bolt, particles from Refract, and the dust trail from Prismatic Moonstone Dust. The projectile from Psionic Bond is a mechanical claw and the bond itself is thicker. Displace has the same polygon appearance. Refract becomes a forcefield surrounding Ix.

Being premium, this skin comes with custom voice acting and voice lines.

Awesomenaut Showcase[edit | edit source]

Steel Seraph Ix Showcase[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ix is the first Awesomenaut not to have a defined gender. They were altered from male to genderless by Ronimo Games, presumably to make their voice acting contest more accessible.
  • Ix the Interloper was the second fan-made Awesomenaut to be added in the game (after Admiral Swiggins). They were designed by community member conorbebe and was chosen as one of the top 5 finalists in the Design-Your-Naut 2 contest (out of 944 entries), along with P. Geist, Ow Ling & Ow Lei, Valentina and Samuel. Ix received the most votes, being chosen by the community to be added to the Awesomenauts cast. A second contest was hosted to decide on Ix's appearance which was won by PixelHat, who won the most votes over the other five finalists.
    • Ix's current splash art was also drawn by PixelHat[21]. It was redrawn to better match the sprite, which had been changed to increase readability.
  • Ix is the first naut to have their voice defined via a contest, together with Sonic Picnic, Ronimo Games narrowed their choices down to 4 unannounced finalists. And stated that a voting system similarly to the one used in the previous contest (which decided on Ix's appearance) was going to be used to determine his voice[22]. Later however, Sonic Picnic and "some audiophiles" from Ronimo decided that one (then unknown) finalist clearly stood out above the rest, making them decide against a vote[23]. Ronimo also stated that the runner up voice, while unsuitable for Ix, could be used in another, future 'naut, but didn't confirm this or elaborate any further. On June 15th 2016, during the Streamisho, Ronimo Games announced that Arin Scalfo won the Ix voice acting competition.
  • Ix's theme is performed by Mr Macke[24], a community member known for his a capella covers of the 'Naut themes.

References[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]