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{{Apex_Champion|title1 = Caustic|image1 = Caustic.png|nicknames = Caustic, Toxic Trapper|real_name = Alexander Maxwell Nox|homeworld = Gaea|species = Human|gender = Male|hair_color = Dark brown|behavior = Destroyer|status = Alive|allies = |enemies = |game = [[Apex Legends (Game)]]|first_appearance = |last_appearance = |height=6'3|eye_color=Green}}'''Alexander Nox '''also referred to by his alias '''Caustic''', is a playable Legend in ''Apex Legends''. As a murderous scientist and competitor in the Apex Games, his moniker is "Toxic Trapper".
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{{Apex_Champion|title1 = Caustic|image1 = Caustic.png|nicknames = Caustic, Toxic Trapper|real_name = Alexander Maxwell Nox|homeworld = Gaea|species = Human|gender = Male|hair_color = Dark brown|behavior = Destroyer|status = Alive|allies = |enemies = |game = [[Apex Legends (Game)]]|first_appearance = |last_appearance = |height=6'3|eye_color=Green}}This dude is fucking gay.
   
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== Name ==
 
Caustic name means "harshly critical." In the chemical sense, a near-synonym is '''corrosive'''. In the figurative sense, near-synonyms are biting, scathing, and sarcastic. The source of the '''word caustic''' is Latin caustics, from Greek kaustikos, from kaiein "to burn."
 
   
== Background ==
 
Before there was Caustic, a scientist named Alexander Nox worked at Humbert Labs, the Frontier’s leading manufacturer of pesticide gases. With a glut of pesticides needed to protect the growing Frontier colonies’ crops, Humbert Labs was constantly on the hunt for better and stronger formulas. Nox was one of their brightest scientists and worked day and night developing new gases. But to make sure they worked, he needed to test them on more than just inert tissue: he needed something living.
 
 
As he toiled in secret, Nox began to see the beauty in his creations and their ability to destroy anything they touched. But the head of Humbert Labs soon discovered his gruesome experiments, and their confrontation ended with the lab in flames and its chief dead. Today, Nox is missing and presumed deceased. Caustic, meanwhile, now finds new test subjects in the Apex Games, where he puts his gaseous creations to work and observes their effects with great interest.
 
 
== Abilities ==
 
 
=== Tactical Ability: Nox Gas Trap ===
 
Caustic can drop up to six gas canisters, anywhere he wants, which can then be tripped by enemy movement or gunfire, releasing poisonous gases.
 
 
=== Passive Ability: Nox Vision ===
 
Caustic can see enemies through the gas (detailed above), which become highlighted in light green.
 
 
=== Ultimate Ability: Nox Gas Grenade ===
 
Caustic can throw out one canister, which releases a massive, and more powerful gas cloud.
 
 
=== Heirloom: Death Hammer ===
 
Caustic has a sledgehammer that releases gas when hit on impacted.
 
 
== Trivia ==
 
* Caustic is 48 years old
 
* His global identification number on Gaea is: '''ARN0-225P-ER9'''
 
* Caustic may have a life-threatening disease, as in a voice line he says he has faced his death, right before going into a hacking fit. Some speculate he could have Cystic Fibrosis, though many diseases are possibilities.
 
* Although not visible due to his gloves, Caustic is likely missing at least two fingers. On his death record, the examiner states that two severed fingers were found near to the left hand of the corpse and matched Nox's DNA.
 
* For some reason, Caustic's eyes appear to glow in the dark. It is currently unknown why, but could have to do with his Nox Vision passive ability.
 
* In the discussion getting Revenant into the Apex Games, Caustic was discussed as having gone soft since some girl joined the games, most likely Wattson.
 
 
* According to developer interviews:
 
 
* Caustic was originally written to be a good guy. After realizing that didn't make sense with his kit, he was rewritten to be a pragmatic sociopath who places science above human life, inspired by the individual who invented weaponized mustard gas in World War I. He's one of the reasons why player characters are explicitly referred to as "Legends" and not "heroes."
 
* His original mechanical fantasy is "the monster in the fog." Hearing his ventilator through the gas was similar to a hatchet dragging on the ground in a horror movie.
 
* One of the most difficult parts of putting together his visual design was his head. At one point, he wore a gasmask similar to the Pyro from Team Fortress 2. At another point, he wore what was referred to as the "bee man" outfit, since he looked like a beekeeper; the design was scrapped because there was no visible head articulation under the mask, so one wouldn't be able to tell if he was looking at them.
 
* One of the biggest internal debates was how his gas would affect teammates. The design choice was made that all Caustics would be immune to all Caustic gas, and everyone else would be affected, even though friendly gas wouldn't damage teammates. The developers don't like the idea of "secret knowledge," and it was a choice towards simplicity in a game where not all abilities are team-color-coded. which makes sense
 
 
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Revision as of 00:57, 23 February 2021


This dude is fucking gay.

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