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"Nobody parties harder than Emperor Awesome!"
— Emperor Awesome[source]

Emperor Awesome is the minor antagonist and a recurring character in Wander Over Yonder. He is one of Lord Hater's greatest rivals. His voice is by Sam Riegel as he first appears in the first episode "The Picnic" with his own army of minions known as the Fist Fighters and with his Battling Dinosaur that shoots fire and lasers.

Physical Appearance

Emperor Awesome appears as a humanoid with a shark-like head (that has the color scheme of a Killer Whale) with tanned muscles. He also wears a crown on his head due to being an emperor. He has a royal cape with his own logo "A" standing for awesome. He also has two bands, purple-and-pink, on his muscular arms, fingerless gloves, a spiked belt, pink pants, and white disco boots.


Although he appeared to be serious in the first episode "The Picnic", Emperor Awesome appears to be a narcissistic, cocky, vain, and proud emperor. He seems to like to get tans (The Picnic). In "The Party Animal", it is revealed he destroys planets through excessive partying.



Lord Hater

Lord Hater and Emperor Awesome have quite a rivalry. As revealed in "The Picnic", as they rival each other on trying to take over the universe. Lord Hater even punched Emperor Awesome off the moon with a Fist Fighter which proves how big a rivalry they have.


Although have seen each other in "The Picnic" and "The Fancy Party", in "The Party Animal", he suddenly has no idea who he is, so he challenges him to a dance off (long story short), Wander kicks Awesome's butt, he gets mad, so now, Wander is one of Awesome's enemies.


Ever since "The Fancy Party", Awesome has liked Sylvia, and although he got turned down by her twice, he won't stop trying though. In "The Party Animal", he is again attracted to Sylvia in the crowd of his concert even when she was dressed like a partier. He randomly called her "Rebecca, Becks,and B" out of affection. In "The Boy Wander", after Empreor Awesome is shirtless in the hot tob and after Wander left, Awesome got out of the hot tub in his bathing suit and said "What's your hurry, Becks"? Sylvia left saying "Gross."


Fist Fighters

It is unknown how Awesome and the Fist Fighters feel about each other, but the Fist Fighters will do anything he says. But he can get annoyed with it, as revealed in "The Party Animal", as, the Fist Fighters just stood there looking stupid, so Awesome had to yell "I SAID EVERYBODY INTO THE SHIP!". Frightened, they boarded the ship as asked.


Emperor Awesome tried flirting with the sandwich by saying "So, you're a sandwich now? I'm cool with that." but was promptly blasted by one of the guards. This was likely only to try to gain The Sandwiches power.

Commander Peepers

In The Cool Guy it shows that he just thinks Peepers is a nerd and when he saw Peepers about invade a planet, he along with the people started to tease Peepers calling him a pipsqueak and a nerd. He got angry when Peepers said that Awesome have no real friends, ugly clothes and a failure as a villain. This cause Awesome to push Peepers down and was about to beat him up but was stop by Hater.

Background Information

  • Emperor Awesome is voiced Sam Riegel, who is known for voicing Donatello in the 2003 version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • In France, he is called "Empereur Cool", which means, well: Emperor Cool, and his voice actor in French is Damien Locqueneux, who also sings the French theme song and is the French chorus in the show.
  • In Latin America, he is called "Emperador Asombroso", which means, "Amazing Emperor".
  • In Spain, he is called "Emperador Impresionante", which exactly means "Emperor Awesome". But impresionante also means "impressive".
  • In Dutch, he is called "Groothertog Gruwelijk", which means "Grand Duke Awesome". His title is changed from Emperor ("Keizer" in Dutch) to Grand Duke to make his name alliterate.
  • In Polish, he is called "Ekstra Władca" which means "Extra Ruler".
  • Emperor Awesome has a crush on Sylvia as shown in "The Fancy Party" and in "The Party Animal".
  • In "The Party Animal" it is revealed that he destroys planets through excessive partying.
  • "The Gift" is the only episode so far where Emperor Awesome appears but does not speak.
  • The storyboard artist, Mark Ackland has posted some plenty of concepts for various Wander Over Yonder background characters on his blog, revealing that Emperor Awesome did have four older designs for himself. [1]
  • Originally, Will Arnett was cast as Awesome, but he became unavailable, so Sam Riegel, who was supposed to be the temporary scratch vocals until Arnett recorded over the lines, was cast in the role. Arnett eventually was cast as Ryder.
  • As of October 26th he is no longer on the Galactic Villain Leaderboard.
  • He's similar to Lord Hater for having body parts armies, being cocky and evil. However the only different is Emperor Awesome is more laid back and smarter than Hater.
  • He even party crashed his mother's house.


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