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Back Story[edit | edit source]

Once part of the soviet space program, Yuri was a monkey, experimentally shot into space during the 1960's cold war spacerace. Mysteriously, monitoring soviet scientists suddenly lost track of monkey Yuri's spacecraft.

Puzzled by its sudden disappearence, Soviet space-command wondered what had become of their beloved test-pet Yuri. Little did they know that Yuri's spacecraft had entered a warpfield anomaly and was transported hundreds of years into the future!

Also, the warpfield's radiation boosted Yuri's mind to superintelligent levels. The new, more intelligent, mad and slightly sadistic Yuri quickly grasped the situation and modified his broken rocket into an equally mad timetravelling supercomputer jetpack.

With the jetpack translating everything Yuri says and does, enemies are never quite sure who is in control, the mad scientist monkey, or the computer it created?

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Theme song lyrics[edit | edit source]

"Вот у нас работа,будут шансы-будут люди и лучше больше нет...5..4..3..2...1..пуск"

Translation:[edit | edit source]

"This is our (awesomenauts) work, if there will be any chance then there will be people and its the best thing... (coundtown)...launch

Voice actors: Martijn Thieme (Yuri), Ralph Rademakers (Computer)

Taunts[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Hoohoohoohoo" Computer: "I will peel you like Banana!"

▶️Yuri: "Hoo-oo-hoo" Computer: "Make like Banana and split" Yuri: '"Aah!" Computer: "In two!"

▶️Yuri: "Hoohoohah!" Computer: "I fling poo at you!"

▶️Yuri: "Hoohoohah!" Computer: "You damn dirty aliens!" - Reference to the movie version of Planet of the Apes[1].

▶️Yuri: "Hoohahahahahe!" Computer: "I expect you to die!" - Reference to the James Bond[2] movie Goldfinger[3].

▶️Yuri: "Hoohoohoo!" Computer:" You will feel the wrath of monkey!"

▶️Yuri: "Hoo-o-hoo-o-hoo-o!" Computer: "Your head will make wonderful trophy!"

Help[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Hoohooha" Computer: "S.O.S: Save Our Simian!"

▶️Yuri: "Hoohooho?" Computer: "Need assistance!"

▶️Yuri: "Hoohoohaha" Computer: "Vital signs failing!"

▶️Yuri: "Hoo hoo hoo" Computer: "Health malfunctioning!"

Attack[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Ahh!" Computer: "Attack!"

▶️Yuri: "Ahh!" Computer: "Attack!"

▶️Yuri: "Ahh!" Computer: "Attack!"

Defend[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Hoo-o-hoo!" Computer: "Defend!"

▶️Yuri: "Ohhoo-o-hoo!" Computer: "Defend!"

▶️Yuri: "Eekeek!" Computer: "Defend!"

Teleporting[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Oh-hoo-o-hoo" Computer: "I will be back!"

▶️Yuri: "Hoo-oo-hoo-oo" Computer: "Yuri requires upgrades"

▶️Yuri: "Hoo-o-hoo?" Computer: "I will return presently!"

Purchase[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Oooh" Computer: "New toys for Yuri"

▶️Yuri: "Oo!" Computer: "Shiny technology!"

Chosen[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Hoohooha!" Computer: "Launch sequence initiated!"

▶️Yuri: "Hahoohoo!" Computer: "For the Motherland!"

▶️Yuri: "Hoohoohaa!" Computer: "Set laser, to extra crispy!" A possible reference to the Shock Trooper[4] from Command & Conque: Red Alert[5].

Drop Pod In[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Hoo-oo-oo-oo" Computer: "Yuri was promised banana!"

▶️Yuri: "Hahoohoo!" Computer: "For the Motherland!"

▶️Yuri: "HoohooHA!" Computer: "Set laser to extra crispy!" - A possible reference to the Shock Trooper from Command & Conquer: Red Alert.

▶️Yuri: "Hoohooha" Computer: "Launch sequence initiated!"

Killing Blow[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "EeEe-haha!" Computer: "Mhuahaha!"

▶️Yuri: "Hohohohohaha!" Computer: "From Monkey with love!" - Reference to the movie: From Russia with Love[6].

▶️Yuri: "HoohooHAho-o!" Computer: "No match for superior mind!"

▶️Yuri: "Haahaahaa!" Computer: "Inept mule, haha!"

Killing Spree[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Ha-wah" Computer: "I'm just getting started!"

▶️Yuri: "Mrrra-mnaa-ha-ha!"

▶️Yuri "Wah-haa!" Computer: "Onwards, comrades!"

Being Hit[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Hoh ha!"

▶️Yuri: "Aah!"

▶️Yuri: "Ha-Ah!"

▶️Yuri: "Whaa!"

▶️Yuri: "Wah ah!"

▶️Yuri: "Eee!"

On Death[edit | edit source]

▶️Yuri: "Wooaugh!"

▶️Yuri: "Mm-mna-Aaaugh!"

▶️Yuri: "Ah-Waaah!"

Nauts In-Game Look[edit | edit source]

Character[edit | edit source]

Default skin.
Default skin.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Kosmonaut Yuri.
Kosmonaut Yuri.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Double-O Yuri.
Double-O Yuri.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)

Minimap Icon[edit | edit source]

Ui minimap player jetter 0.png

Scoreboard Icon[edit | edit source]

Classicon Jetter.png

Skin Information[edit | edit source]

Kosmonaut Yuri[edit | edit source]

CharacterRender Yuri Skin Kosmonaut.png

[Transcript from 1959 experimental Sputnik launch, Read with Russian accent] This is Launch control. Cabin atmosphere and pressure stable. Testmonkey is in seat. Ignition sequence starts. 4... 3... 2... 1... Boost. We have lift-off. All tanks pressurized. Tower cleared. Wait minute... Monkey is out of seat. Monkey get back in seat! Yuri!!! - Official Steam Store description.

This skin replaces Yuri's standard clothes with a full spacesuit and helmet. His jetpack's color is also changed to silver. Abilities and the autoattack are unaltered, but the jetpack releases blue flames instead of the normal yellow ones.

Double-O-Yuri[edit | edit source]

CharacterRender Yuri Skin double 0.png

Double-O-Yuri's instructions are implicit. License to kill. From elegant clubrooms to exotic islands, Double-O-Yuri carries out the Secret Simeon Service's dirty work. An action filled adventure of intrigue, treachery and romance. In the world of adventure, the highest number is Double-O-Yuri! - Official Steam Store description.

This skin gives Yuri a suit, helmet and jetpack based on the James Bond movie "Thunderball". Mines from Mine Deploying look different, with more glowing lights on them and a slightly different shape, while Warp Time has the image of the famous gun barrel sequence James Bond movies are most famous for.

Awesomenaut Showcase[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Yuri is one of the "original six" Awesomenauts that came with the game when it first launched, along with Clunk, Froggy G, Leon, Lonestar, and Voltar.
  • Yuri was the first Awesomenaut able to achieve true flight.
  • Yuri's name is likely based on Yuri Gagarin[7], soviet cosmonaut and the first human to be sent to outer space.
  • Yuri is one of the three 'nauts that originate from Earth (the others being Raelynn and Ted McPain).
  • Assuming Yuri is a chimpanzee, and that he was 5 years old when he went he was sent into space, Yuri has exceeded the average male chimpanzee lifespan by over 1600 years.[8]
  • Yuri is the tallest character in the game by far. This is because his hitbox extends all the way to his laser for gameplay purposes, and his laser is fired from the top of his sprite.

References[edit | edit source]