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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

Charlie is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. He is an anthropomorphic desert rat from the Village on Seaside Island and a former archaeologist driven to villainy as a result of Knuckles the Echidna's buffoonery.

Appearance

Charlie is a lanky humanoid rat with green eyes and light blue fur. In terms of height, he is more than a head shorter than Knuckles. He has short cheek tuffs, small round ears on top of his head, and a light peach medium-long muzzle with a black nose. He also has long fur on his head arranged in a comb over and a long tail with a tuff on the tip. His attire consists of a white shirt with pens a left chest pocket, square black glasses, white gloves, grey socks, and beige shoes with grey soles.

History

TV series

Past

Years ago, Charlie worked for the Fennec Shopkeeper, but got fired due to Knuckles' consistent foolery with the inventory. He soon found a new job at Mr. Slate's dig site for some Ancient ruins and made himself a good life with his wife, Belinda.[3]

Season one

When Charlie met Knuckles again years later, the echidna wanted to amends for what he did. While Charlie assured him it was in the past, Knuckles insisted. However, Knuckles' attempts to help cost Charlie his job, his home and his wife. Driven mad, Charlie swore vengeance. Restoring an mech weapon from the dig site, Charlie began bullying Knuckles with his newfound power until the echidna fought back. Although Charlie was beaten and a (fake) truce was made, he had now won back Belinda's admiration and gotten a new job as a supervillain.[3]

Answering Dr. Eggman's call to a meeting, Charlie met up with the other local villains and rogues at Eggman's lair where Eggman revealed he had gathered them to form a team to destroy Team Sonic. After some arguments over leadership and team exercises, Charlie wanted Eggman to lead them after Shadow the Hedgehog had left the group criticizing them. Attacking Team Sonic, Charlie helped Eggman and Giant Robot face Sonic after separating him from his team. However, Charlie was beaten when Sonic knocked his mech into Giant Robot, short-circuiting them both.[4]

Personality

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Charlie after turning to villainy.

Charlie is a mild-mannered guy taking diligent pleasure in his work. At first, he was not much for confrontation, making him unwilling to stand up for himself and allow people to walk over him, nor did he bear grudges. Even when angered and pushed around, Charlie suppressed his frustration in a passive-aggressive way. After losing his job and being kicked out by his wife however, Charlie changed drastically from this trauma. Quickly growing aggressive and vengeful, he became an unreasonable bully who picks mercilessly on his victims. On the positive side though, he became much more assertive. Having since sworn to never let anyone wrong him again, he shows no hesitation to seek strife against those who have wronged him and will even fight dirty.[3]

Powers and abilities

Charlie is an accomplished archaeologist, having unearthed and fully restored many millennium-old and shattered artifacts, including an old weapon from the Ancients.[3]

Equipment

Main article: Charlie's Mech Suit
Ancient Mech

Charlie's Mech Suit.

Charlie wields a powerful mech suit from the time of the Ancients which he stole from a dig site. This weapon raw strength lets him fight on even grounds with the likes of Knuckles. It can also fire energy beams that can either immobilize or blow away opponents. At first, Charlie had some trouble controlling it, but he has since mastered it.[3]

Relationships

Knuckles the Echidna

Knuckles the Echidna is Charlie's most hated enemy, being the cause of his greatest losses and the catalyst for his turn to villainy. Although Charlie would get frustrated over how Knuckles' foolery affected him, he always suppressed his anger towards him. However, after Knuckles ruined his life, Charlie finally snapped and gained an explosive hatred for him. He subsequently became a super villain and made it his mission to torment Knuckles for revenge. Ironically though, Knuckles also made Charlie start standing up for himself which changed his life for the better.[3]

Belinda

Charlie and his wife

Charlie and his wife become evil together.

Charlie is very fond of Belinda, referring to her as "sweetheart" and "honey," even though they have their arguments. Charlie in particular appear be very uncomfortable about disappointing her. Belinda leaving him was the final straw that pushed Charlie over the brink into villainy, implying that she means a great deal to him. However, Charlie won her back by proving his newfound assertiveness after becoming a villain, who in turn fully supported his new career choice with evil glee by faking a truce with Knuckles for him.[3]

Gallery

References

  1. Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (25 October 2015). Retrieved on 21 November 2015.
  2. Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (5 February 2016). Retrieved on 5 February 2016. “Alexander Soerensen: Gooday Mr. Freiberger. Would you be so kind to explain what kind of animal Charlie from Sonic Boom is? / Bill Freiberger: Charlie is a desert rat.”
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Grenier, Benoit (7 November 2015). "Counter Productive". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 51. Cartoon Network.
  4. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (14 November 2015). "It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 52. Cartoon Network.

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