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?
Melting can make enemy corpses and destroyed objects explode. He is immune to the corpse explosions. These explosions can block/destroy incoming bullets. 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 more XP.
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.
Horror shoots a beam that uses up radiation. The rads can be picked back up if you destroy a prop, or kill an enemy with it. The beam becomes bigger the longer you hold down RMB. The beam can also destroy enemy projectiles.
Gets an additional Mutation choice when leveling up.
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.
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.