Description[edit | edit source]
One of the top villains of the Yonder Galaxy (or at least, it was so prior to Lord Dominator's arrival), Emperor Awesome, ruler of the Fist Fighters, is Lord Hater's most bitter rival. A man of style whose idea of style is, rather inexplicably, an overblown caricature of Earth's 1980's, Awesome does not seek to destroy planets per se, but continually does so by partying too hard wherever he goes, and this concerns or guilts him not at all.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
According to Craig McCracken, Awesome's seemingly mismatched head and body were inspired by a common flaw of bootleg He-Man action figures wherein the head and body's skin tones would not match. (In-universe, it is likely explained by mere weird alien physiology, as, of course, Awesome is "really" neither a human or a shark but an alien who happens to resemble both.)
The character of Emperor Awesome was written for Will Arnett; however, he became unavailable, hence the casting of Riegel. Arnett would eventually be cast as a different Wander Over Yonder antagonist, Ryder.