Vinnie & Spike/Information

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Background[edit | edit source]

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 homeplanet 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.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Voice actor: John "Totalbiscuit" Bain


Taunts[edit | edit source]

▶️"Meet my fishy friend!"


▶️"Don't get smart with me, see?"


▶️"Myah, see? Myah! That's right, myah!"


▶️"You crummy flat-footed copper, nyah!"


▶️"Yous gonna be sleeping with the fishes, see?"


▶️"I'm gonna take this mutt for a ride!"


▶️"I'm gonna tear ya to ribbons and mow ya down, see?"


▶️"I'm gonna fit 'em for some new shoes, see? Concrete shoes, nyah!"


Help[edit | edit source]

▶️"Don't let the coppers get me!"


▶️"Where's my backup?!"


▶️"I need some muscle over here, nyah!"


▶️"Call in the boys!"


Attack[edit | edit source]

▶️"Attack, nyah!"


▶️"Attack, nyeah?"


▶️"Attack, that's right!"


Defend[edit | edit source]

▶️"Defend, see?"


▶️"Defend, see?"


▶️"Roll back, nyah!"


▶️"They're onto us!"


Teleporting[edit | edit source]

▶️"We're gonna give 'em the slip!"


▶️"Never gonna catch me, see?"


▶️"Never gonna catch me, coppers, see?"


▶️"Be right back, gonna stash my dough."


Purchase[edit | edit source]

▶️"Who says crime doesn't pay, myah?!"


▶️"I thought I was the robber here!"


▶️"Hand over the loot!"


▶️"They're robbing me blind, see?"


Chosen[edit | edit source]

▶️"Nyah!"


▶️"Meet my fishy friend!"


▶️"I'm in the robbin' banks business, see?"


▶️"I'm the biggest fish in this town! Myah!"


▶️"It's my way or nothing, myah!"


▶️"I'm too big for anyone to handle, see?"


▶️"We're hitting town today, see? And it ain't gonna be pretty..."


Drop Pod In[edit | edit source]

▶️"Morning gentlemen, nice day for a heist, see? Myah..."


▶️"It's my way or nothing, myah!"


▶️"I'm too big for anyone to handle, see?"


▶️"We're hitting town today, see? And it 'aint gonna be pretty..."


▶️"I'm in the robbin' banks business, see?"


▶️"Ok wise guy, where's all my dough?"


Killing Blow[edit | edit source]

▶️"It's curtains for you pal, curtain!"


▶️"That'll teach you to get ideas, nyaeh."


▶️"Pow! Right in the kisser, myaha!" - Reference to The Honeymooners. [1]


▶️"Vinnie's a little too smart for you, myah!"


▶️"Thought you could pull a fast one on me, huh?"


▶️"Nyah, we just rubbed you out, see?"


Killing Spree[edit | edit source]

▶️"There's no messin' with Vinnie, see?"


▶️"They'll be reading about this on the newsreel."


▶️"That'll teach you to mess with a big fish!"


▶️"Top o' tha world, see?" - A reference to the film White Heat [2]


▶️"I'm calling the shots!"


▶️"I'm the biggest fish in this town, myah!"


Being Hit[edit | edit source]

▶️"Nyahhh!"


▶️"Naugh!"


▶️"Neah!"


▶️"Nyah!"


▶️"Dah!"


▶️"Eengh!"


▶️"Nyeah!"


▶️"Nah!"


▶️"Nergh!"


▶️"Nerh!"


On Death[edit | edit source]

▶️"They got me, heyrrrgh..."


▶️"See you in hell, copper! Nyehheehh..."


▶️"Nyeh, heh, nihaw..."


▶️"Heyngh heh heyh heh..."


▶️"Eengh, gnaa, gnaw..."


Using Spike Dive[edit | edit source]

▶️"Nyah!"


▶️"Myah!"


Using Smoke Screen[edit | edit source]

▶️"Take this, copper!"


▶️"How do you like that, boys?"


▶️"Get a load of this, sucker!"


Nauts In-Game Look[edit | edit source]

Character[edit | edit source]

Default skin.
Default skin.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Cap'n Vinnie & Seadog Spike.
Cap'n Vinnie & Seadog Spike.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Cynical Vinnie & Total Spike. (Donated by Nodja)
Cynical Vinnie & Total Spike. (Donated by Nodja)

Minimap Icon[edit | edit source]

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Scoreboard Icon[edit | edit source]

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Skin Information[edit | edit source]

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Cap'n Vinnie & Seadog Spike[edit | edit source]

"You knew there was gonna be some sort of pirate-skin at some point, right? Chatting in piratespeech will never be more appropriate than when you rock this baby during an Awesomenauts match. All Yo Ho's, plank-walking references, plundering references and buried treasure references will be 74,2% funnier (and totally non-cliche) if you are manly enough to tread the interstellar battlefields as Cap'n Vinnie & Seadog Spike." - Official Steam Store Description

This skin gives Vinnie the clothes of a stereotypical pirate, with a large hat and a fake red beard. Spike becomes transparent and ghostly, and his pupils disappear.

They leave a trail of fishbones when they move instead of the traditional dollar bills, all bubbles fired from the Bubble Gun gain the same ghostly color as Spike. New team-colored glow effects are added to Spike Dive.

Cynical Vinnie & Total Spike[edit | edit source]

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"Being part of the Royal British Digital Society of Well-Mannered Gentlemen, Cynical Vinnie and Total Spike have donned their finest attire just to treat you to their deadly fish and chips. Huzzah!" - Official Steam Store Description


This skin is based on Vinnie & Spike's voice actor TotalBiscuit and therefore has several references to him and to the United Kingdom. Vinnie Wears a top hat, while Spike has a mustache and wears a suit, a bowler hat and a monocle. He also has soundboxes on his back and a microphone which stays in front of Vinnie. Finally, Spike also has an upside-down Union Jack on his back.


The dollar bill trail they leave behind is replaced by a trail of french fries and he plays music when using Smokescreen. If Mammoth Sock with Holes is purchased, the question mark normally seen on the cloud is replaced by the "WTF" logo from TotalBiscuit's "WTF is..." series. Spike Dive and Bubble Gun are unaltered.

Awesomenaut Showcase[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Vinnie's concept changed quite a bit during development. He was first designed as a bird, then as a tiny alien in a UFO and finally as the plankton/blowfish criminal duo currently in the game.
  • Vinnie's voice and peculiar way of talking are based on Edward G. Robinson[3], an american actor famous for his role in gangster movies.
  • Despite having the largest amount of selected entries in the Awesomenauts Create-A-Skin contest, Vinnie didn't win the competition, being outvoted by Grim Genji, Leon Legionnaire and Jotunn Skølldir.
  • The Cynical Vinnie & Total Spike skin is based off of his voice actor: TotalBiscuit.

References[edit | edit source]