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"Maybe I'll just be a bug on the ground...unable to fly in the sky with the other butterflies...But even then...just being able to watch a beautiful flying butterfly flying free...is more than enough for me."

Charles to Mia in Season of Blossoms: Growing Up
Charles from Candy Series
Charles
 Alias(es) Cerberus F. Lucifer the Fourth (by himself)
Prince of the Dark Dimension (by himself)
Cero (by Mia)
Chuuni (by Joni and Emilia)
Big Brother (by Sera)
Charlie (by Sera)
Enzo (professional name in Joni's dream as an adult)[1]
 Nationality Malaysian
• Characteristics•
 Blood Type B[2]
 Gender Male
 Age 11
 D.O.B. February 27[3]
 Hair Color Black
 Eye Color Red
 Height 145cm
 Weight 37kg
• Professional Status•
 Affiliation Candy JEM (sometimes)
Sacred Hearts Primary School
 Occupation Student
Designer (in Joni's dream as an adult)
 Previous Occupation Model (in Book 5)
• Personal Status•
 Status Alive
 Civil Status Single
 Relative(s) Rose (mother)
Sera (younger sister)
Mr. Wang (father; mentioned)[4]
 Love Interest(s) Mia (on his side)
 Allies Mia, Joni (sometimes), Emilia (sometimes), Corey, Richard (former enemy turned ally), Julian, Anthony, Irwin, Iris
 Enemies Joni (situational enemy), Emilia (situational enemy), Richard (former enemy turned ally), Derek, Derek's Wingmen, Lily
• Others•
 Like(s) Mia, dark magic[5], his sister, protecting/stalking Mia, saving the world, instant noodles, snacks, Mia's homemade cooking[6]
 Dislike(s) Mia and his loved ones getting hurt, being called Chuuni, the fact that he is shorter than Mia, vegetables[7]
 Alignment Good
 Goal(s) To win Mia's heart
To become a pilot (formerly)[8]
To become an architect
• Debuts•
 Comics Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity

Charles is one of the supporting characters in Candy Series. He made his debut in Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity.

Biography

Early Life

Four years back, during Charles' first year in Sacred Hearts Primary School, he was known for constantly getting good grades for his academics three semesters in a row. Hence, having his schoolmates and teachers to support and/or envy him. His relations with them did not last long as of one day, Charles was known to get addicted with an unknown video game that kept as a distraction from his studies, thus went for a crucial exam unprepared. He then cheated in the process and ended up getting caught.
Charles get caught

A young Charles gets caught cheating in his examination.

Ever since then, the schoolmates and teachers' hope and likeness for Charles soon died, causing Charles to get less friends in school. All of which had made Charles to stop caring about his academics and school in general and instead focused on what he wanted. The pressure that Charles received had also kick started his Chuunibyou Syndrome in the process.[9][10]

Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity

Noticing Mia being chased by a street dog, Charles proceeded to shoo the dog away and saved her. Charles dismissed Mia as "fair princess" before taking his leave.[11] Hours later, Charles met Mia at the same vicinity and attempted to flirt with her using ludricous language before bading farewell to her before leaving once again.[12]
The following day, Charles coincidentally bumped into Mia, this time on the school grounds, as he performed a ludricous and dramatic act in front of her. Emilia identified Charles' behaviour as Chuunibyou syndrome and went into detail of explaining its defination to others. Charles then denied him having the syndrome before the teacher Christopher Robinson interrupted them and ordered them to go to class. Charles later joined Robinson's drama session, making a fool of himself as well as embarrassing Mia in front of the class.

On the consecutive day, Charles stalked Mia to a quiet playground and settled with her as he shared with Mia his self-made backstory. His interactions with Mia was then seen by Sofia and her friends and they started to spread rumours of Charles being Mia's boyfriend in Robinson's drama class. As misconceptions and arguments intensified, Joni found Charles back in the playground and blamed him for the reason of her and Mia's ended friendship. Soon after, the two were dragged back to school by Corey under Emilia's orders to have both of them to apologise to Mia.
Back in school, Robinson arranged a play with Charles, Marcus, Sofia, Candy JEM, Qistina and Zara to settle the issues and misunderstandings of one another. At the end, the play managed to clear out the misunderstandings with Charles clearing up the rumours of him and Mia dating and also avenged Mia for Sofia's bullying, also dismissing the fact that he and Mia were not friends. Mia then denied his claim and boldly stated that the two of them were indeed friends. Charles was then smittened by Mia's dainty appearance as he sheepishly agreed and turned away blushing.

The following day, Charles found Mia yet again. The two revisited the playground as Mia dubbed Charles as an official Candy JEM member and gave him a plush pin as a token. This however, disappointed Charles as he expected a heart plush from her. The story concluded with Joni and Emilia, who happened to be following them, messing with Charles and warned him to distant himself from Mia.

Style With Substance: Savvy

Caught in the Net: Technology

Hamlet's Keeper: Responsibility

Happy Holidays!: Travel

Girls on Guard: Self-Defense

Top of the Class: Academics

Starstruck!: Fandom

Seasons of Blossom: Growing Up

My Little Secret: Privacy

Little Ladies: Courtesy

Charles once again stalked and eavesdropped Candy JEM's conversation as he revealed himself hiding behind a tree. When Sofia accused Charles to have also violated the school's dress code with his dressing to Anthony, Charles managed to switch his clothing to a more appropriate one before anybody ever noticed, much to the suprise of Candy JEM and Sofia. Charles then commented on Sofia being caught to be her fault and said that the girl deserved it.

Keeping You Waiting: Time Management

Dreams Take Flight: Ambition

Boys & Girls Rule!: Growing Up

Kitchen Capers: Cooking

Tiny Terrors: Manners

A Class Effort: Leadership

On Our Own: Self-Reliance

Joni mentioned Charles' self-proclaimed name: Cerberus F. Lucifer the Fourth when she was surprised that Dave does not have a weird name like Charles despite the two being similar in dressing and personality.

More Than Friends: Feelings

Fruits of Friendship: Nutrition

Athletic Ace: Sports

The Hero's Quest: Self-Improvement

Facing Our Fears: Superstitions

Spick & Span: Cleanliness

Stress-Busters: Stress Management

Appearance

Charles is a preteen below average height (145cm) with a slender build. He inherited a close resemblance to his mother; he has red eyes which is sometimes depicted as orange and black hair that is jutted in every direction.

He is often seen wearing eccentric clothing as opposed to the standard school-issue. As stated by Mia, Charles was known for not being physically attractive.[13] In The Hero's Quest: Self-Improvement, Charles on some point had adapted a much more neater and modest appearance; his hair being slicked back, and changed to a more simple and unadorned set of clothes. All in attempt to display a more well mannered and disciplined side of him. However, he reverted back to his original appearance soon after.

Adult Charles

Charles as an adult

In Joni's dream as an adult, Charles overall appearance has became more stylish. He wore a gray short sleeved shirt over a black turtleneck shirt with earphones hung on his neck and he wore gray jeans. He also had his ears pierced with black dangling earrings and his hair became shorter and less spiky.

Personality

Charles is noted to be quite well-known throughout the school for his rebellious personality and troublesome behaviour. A couple of years back before his time in Year 5, Charles was known for doing rather aggressive and/or questionable actions, such as bullying Derek and his friends and constantly playing truant.

Charles has Chunnibyou Syndrome, a condition which affects the host to manifest delusional behaviour. The syndrome, hence, resulted in Charles for not having much friends in school as most tend to distant themselves from him.

However, behind his rebellious and strange nature, Charles was shown to have good morals. They are mostly shown if the situation circles around Mia, whom he has a huge crush on. On many different occasions, when Mia faces difficulties or problems, Charles was one of the few whom do not hesitate and is willing to lend a helping hand to. Him, like Joni and Emilia, are the first few that are unprejudiced against Mia, as shown in Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity.

He has shown to be more than capable of respecting and caring for others than he himself think he is. This trait of him was displayed as despite his animosity and rivalry he had with a few people around him, like Emilia and Joni, he deeply cares for their well-being and how they see and judge him. And acknowledged accept the fact that they want to distant him away from Mia.

Abilities

Mental Intellect

Charles had display his mental intellect on several occasions. Such as gaining first place when he was in Year 1 in school and excelling in three semesters in a row.

Others

Charles has shown to have several odd abilities and talents. In Little Ladies: Courtesy, he was able to swap into a different clothing in a short amount of time.

Other Media

Candy Careers Card Game 1.0 and 2.0

Charles, along with many other characters, are depicted and designed in several cards as performing different types of occupations. He is depicted as:

  • Waiter
  • Bell Boy
  • Sculptor
  • Flight Attendant
  • Camera Operator
  • Motocross Rider

Candy Cuties

Charles, along with all characters are featured in the spin-off Candy Cuties series. Charles appears in:

  • Candy Cuties Vol.3
  • Candy Cuties Vol.4
  • Candy Cuties Vol.6
  • Candy Cuties Vol.7
  • Candy Cuties Vol.8
  • Candy Cuties Vol.9
  • Candy Cuties Vol.10
  • Candy Cuties Vol.11

Trivia

  • Charles has 'Chuunibyou (中二病) [14], which is a derrogative colloquial term in the Japanese language used to describe a person which manifests delusional behavior, a short form of the syndrome is Chuuni, which is used as a nickname that most characters in the series called Charles as.
  • In Dreams Take Flight: Ambition, Charles claimed that his ambition was to be an architect. But in The Hero's Quest: Self-Improvement, he exclaimed that he wanted to be a pilot.
  • Charles often makes brief appearances in the comics, sometimes as part of the background or having a brief speaking role. Most of these appearances are due to him following or stalking Mia around which then became a running gag through the series.
  • In the official Candy Series characters' stats, several information of Charles are revealed:
    • Charles' blood type is B
    • Charles' favourite things are Mia and dark magic.
    • Charles' hobby is protecting and stalking Mia.
Charles

Charles' character info

CSpoll
  • Charles was ranked fifth in the 2014 Candy Series characters popularity poll.[15]
  • Charles' self-given nickname: Cerberus • F • Lucifer the Fourth, are references to two dark tradition separately:
    • Cerberus[16]- In Greek mythology, 'Cerberus' is the monstrous multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the underworld. It is also called as "Hound of Hades[17]".
Cerberus Lucifer the fourth

The Hound of Hades

    • Lucifer- In Christian Beliefs, Lucifer is known as a fallen angel. This designation, referring to Lucifer. Whereas, he is commonly and better known as the Devil or Satan by humans.
      • This is further told as Charles' backstory that he made up to Mia was very similar to that of Lucifer's. Charles' backstory was about the people around him to have shown respect and joy upon his birth, as they all addressed him as a "Demon Prodigy"; while Lucifer's birth, people also showed respect and joy and called him "Morning Star". When Charles said he suffered from a "devastating defeat" after not being able to "seal the evil energy away", he later ran away from the place and now lived in the darkness, this is similar to how Lucifer was cast out of heaven due to his sins, and then later entered the Underworld to become Satan.
    • F.- There are theories surrounding the fact that Charles' middle nickname "F" is a short form of a name that got something to do with certain dark origins or myths. This however, is lampshaded in Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity, when Joni questioned Charles on what does "F" stands for, Charles responded that she should just let it go.[18]
  • According to the authors/illustrators of Candy Series, Charles' eye color are sometimes seen as lighter or darker shades of red (similar to blood red). They gave a statement to answer the question:
    • "His eyes are originally red color, but it would be slightly changed because the ambient lighting is different. That's why sometimes it is seen as orange color. It may also be effected by the publisher side because of color adjustment. Therefore you may see some eye color differences."
  • Charles' Facebook username is "Cerberus".[19]
  • According to the official 2018 Candy Series Fanbook:
    • Charles' birthday is on February 27, hence making him a Pisces.
    • Charles' interests are protecting/stalking Mia and saving the world.
    • Positive traits of Charles include his masculinity, his sense of justice and caring nature.
    • Negative traits of Charles include his lack of intelligence and his Chuunibyou syndrome.
    • Charles does not have any strongest subjects while his least proficient subjects are all subjects.
    • Charles' favorite food are instant noodles, snacks and Mia's homemade cooking while his least favorite food are vegetables.
    • Charles' personal stats are:
Intelligence
3/5
Physical Strength
3/5
Stress Resistance
4/5
Health
3/5
Sports Proficiency
3/5
Attractiveness
4/5


References

  1. Trainee Trouble: Perseverance, page 13
  2. Charles' blood type in Character Information, see Trivia
  3. Charles' birthdate in Fanbook's Character Stats, see Trivia
  4. Tiny Terror: Manners, page 33
  5. Charles' likes in Character Information, see Trivia
  6. Charles' favorite food in Fanbook's Character Stats, see Trivia
  7. Charles' least favorite food in Fanbook's Character Stats, see Trivia
  8. The Hero's Quest: Self-Improvement, page 53
  9. Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity, Pages 85-86
  10. A Hero's Quest: Self-Improvement, Page 53
  11. Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity, pages 13-14
  12. Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity, pages 22-31
  13. Style With Substance: Savvy, Page
  14. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Chuunibyou
  15. http://candymeow-series.wikia.com/wiki/File:CSpoll.png
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerberus
  17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hades
  18. Everybody's Favourite Friend: Amity, page 52
  19. Spick and Span: Cleaniness, page 12

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