“Anyways, I like you. You're like me, just trying to make it in this world through music.”
― Cyrix, Assembly
Cyrix is a machine and a musician/ producer starring in his own mod belonging to Matt$. He is head of MM Records, his own record label, and owns his own recording studio which he invits Boyfriend into during the events of Vs. Cyrix.
Cyrix appears as a humanoid-like robot, with a CRT monitor for a head with lime green facial features (mouth, eyes, etc.).
He wears a grey hoodie over a slightly lighter grey shirt with an angry face on it, more specifically the Newgrounds Angry Faic. He also sports dark grey jeans and black and white shoes. His metallic "skin" is light grey with the exception of his palms which are almost black, making them resemble fingerless gloves. He wields his microphone in his left hand. During Integer Overflow, he gains lime green sweat drops on his face and he becomes nervous.
Upon crashing in System Crash, his face flashes between static, a TV color test screen, and several OS error screens. His poses are more frantic and erratic, and he no longer wields a microphone.
Cyrix can be summarized as generally laid back and relaxed, but also not afraid of a little friendly competition. Being a producer (and head of a record label), he ultimately believes in the power of music to connect and unite people. Although amiable overall, one sore spot Cyrix prefers not to talk about is his past (See Trivia for more details).
- Cyrix is canonically Asexual confirmed by Matt$ himself, adding onto the tweet confirming this to "not get any dumb ideas."
- Cyrix is named after the computer processing units, called "Cyrix."
- VS. Cyrix began development way before VS. Kiryu began development, almost a week before it began as Matt$ also worked on the tracks for that mod too.
- Cyrix and Hex are not related, instead only being good friends as stated in the dialogue before Integer Overflow.
- Integer Overflow features references to both Ballistic and Foolhardy.
- Cyrix crashes after Integer Overflow due to pushing himself harder than he can handle.
- Although SYSTEM CRASH, mostly in opening and overall tone was inspired by Manifest, it is not a remix as some believe.
- Integer Overflow was the first ever song made for Cyrix, the mod was originally built and first song charted in the Whitty mod executable, featuring a scuffed version of Cyrix's head over Whitty as a mere prototype for future sprites.
- Matt$, before doing FNF custom songs and weeks for it, made custom songs for Clone Hero and is still working on them as of today.
- The screen when you boot up the Cyrix executables features all of the devs, this also happens on VS. Kiryu. It features ███████, Matt$, AyeTSG, SodaReishii and TokyoGalaxy. This is yet to change with the full staff of the VS. Cyrix dev team.
- The characters that Cyrix references in the dialogue of Assembly are Daddy Dearest, Tabi, Zardy, RetroSpecter, and Tricky the Clown.
- In the Dialogue music, the medley used in it is actually another medley used in a Matt$ song, a clone hero custom called: Machine's Ballad 3: War on Humanity (timestamped to the medley in question). The melody continues to be used by Matt in his music, as it has become his general motif.
- If you click 7 on any song and type in "Mayo" in the chart editor, you can play a bit of Machine's Ballad 3: War on Humanity as an easter egg added by the devs.
- The morse code in the audio of the SYSTEM CRASH dialogue translates to "E R R O R".
- The Studio background features two different posters, one on the left which a logo and a subtitle "W - T - T - N - L" which means "Welcome to the next level." and the logo is the logo of Kallionic. The other poster features an poster with the subtitle "Club Cosmos" featuring cat-like ears on it, which will be the setting of Friday Night Funkin' Un-Gravitify by Cosmic Kira
- The length of SYSTEM CRASH is 4:04, in reference to the infamous error code.
- Cyrix's actual age is 18, although mentally he's 22.
- Cyrix is unable to consume human food.
- Cyrix is powered by a near-infinite battery, as he originates from another world that is much more technologically advanced.
- The world Cyrix originates from is the Machine's Ballad song series, also by Matt$, which is a world where a human turned cyborg leads a Machine uprising against humanity, and eventually has to quell dissent from bloodthirsty Machines as well (For more details, the playlist of songs can be found here)
- Cyrix ends up within the FNF-verse after experiments into interdimensional wormhole tech leads to an accident. This "second chance" gave Cyrix the opportunity to start fresh and pursue music as a career.
- The full error message before SYSTEM CRASH begins reads as follows: "SYSTEM HALTED TO PREVENT FURTHER CORRUPTION. ERR_INT_OVERFLOW UNHANDLED EXCEPTION STOP: 0x000000ED (0x80F128D0, 0xc000009c, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) BEGINNING DUMP OF PHYSICAL MEMORY. PHYSICAL MEMORY DUMP COMPLETE. TURN OFF UNIT FOR 30 SECONDS AND POWER ON." , but is clipped due to the text leaving the box. This is intentional.
- Like Tabi, Cyrix's voice was made with the VST called Serum, more specifically he uses the "BA Access 2 Mthrshp Denied [LCV]" preset.
- Cyrix can emulate any game, but he can only perfectly emulate Super Smash Brothers: Melee.
- He has a t-shirt of the Newgrounds Angry Emoji.
- Both Cyrix's and Hex's main weeks have 4 songs each.
- It was confirmed that IRIS is unable to hack Cyrix.
- Cyrix's left hand in his up and right poses is backwards.
Cameos in Other Mods
Note: Not all of these cameos are not canon to Cyrix's story:
- In VS NDXL, Cyrix makes a guest appearance in the background.
- In Bob's Onslaught, Cyrix makes an appearance as a popup - with text saying "i love cyrix" on it.
- In VS Ace, Cyrix appears in a window in the background during the ending image.
- In VS Moonlight Blueberry, Cyrix can be seen in a poster in the background behind Boyfriend.
- In VS Fizz, he appears in the background during Ampere hanging out with Static.
- In Singe and Sear, he appears in the background of Molotov next to Static.
- In Doki Doki Takeover, he appears as an easter egg in the menu, glitching with pictures of Monika's face during Your Demise along with Static.
- In VS. Hex: The Weekend Update, he can be seen hacked by IRIS in the freeplay song Glitcher (Remix).
- In Circuit Breaker v2.0, he is the player character, with new miss and death animations, for the freeplay song Funky Feline.
Assembly DialogueBoyfriend: skdap beep bop!
Voltage DialogueBoyfriend: beep ah doo!
Integer Overflow DialogueBoyfriend: ...!!!!
SYSTEM CRASH Dialogue
Cyrix: SYSTEM HALTED TO PREVENT FURTHER CORRUPTION. ERR_INT_OVERFLOW UNHANDLED EXCEPTION STOP: 0x000000ED (0x80F128D0, 0xc000009c, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) BEGINNING DUMP OF PHYSICAL MEMORY. PHYSICAL MEMORY DUMP COMPLETE. TURN OFF UNIT FOR 30 SECONDS AND POWER ON.Boyfriend: !!!!!!!